So you wanna be a DOer?

Our culture is a constant evolution, day-in and day-out. We are looking for team members who are relentless, brave, curious and hold integrity highly. If that sounds like you, then keep reading.

So what’s our culture like you ask?

Where fun and work collide is where we thrive. We not only work in the digital medium, but we’re also end-users. We believe in a diverse, open team that works hard, but has fun along the way. We encourage our team to learn, attend education sessions, collaborate with their team members and make sure they’re passionate about what they do each day. We do not want people who just want a job or paycheck. Here’s why we think DO is a great place to be:

Flex Time

Pet Friendly

Dogs, Cats, Lizards

Monthly Groceries

Quarterly Team Events

Game Room

Wii, Xbox, Rockband, Foosball

White Boards

There’s one in every room

Chalkboard Walls

Bring back those school days

Seasonal Fun

Team-built apps, March Madness +

Two Locations

San Diego, CA & Denver CO

Free Coffee

All the K-cups you could need

Nerf Guns Galore

Take a break and battle

Located in Old Town

The mecca of Mexican food

The Breakdown

We are a boutique digital marketing agency that loves what we do, day in and day out. Our team environment is dynamic, fast-paced and agile. Everyone here has worn multiple hats in previous roles and brings that expertise to every project. We’re proud of the work we’ve done thus far and find that the digital medium – websites, mobile applications, social applications, online marketing campaigns – is the future. If we’re not thinking about a cross-platform experience; how can we expect our clients to? From entrepreneurs to big brands, Digital Operative believes in helping people identify the right solutions to create that memorable customer experience.

Learn our history

Current Openings – Contract, Internships, Part-time & Full-Time

Job Openings

PHP Developer

Required Experience and Skills:
* 2+ years of experience with frontend development using HTML, CSS and JS
* Experience with a javascript framework such as jQuery, prototype or dojo
* Built rich interactive client interfaces, JSON, AJAX, DOM manipulation, MySQL or other database experience
* Experience working in a team environment using SVN or Git
* Experience developing within a MVC framework or templating system
* Understanding of web standards, cross-browser compatibility issues and performance optimization
* Experience with PHP5
* Experience using HTML5, CSS3 and the latest in Javascript frameworks and toolkits
* Solid understanding of Linux or Unix operating systems

Working Style and Environment:
* Superb problem solving skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* A sharp eye for content, close attention to detail, excellent self-motivator
* A self starter, able to make progress with minimal supervision
* Eager to accept new tasks and responsibilities and develop new skills
* Strong team player
* A passion for the web and new technologies
* Ability to estimate and hit deadlines
* Understands the balance between experimentation and current user needs

Bonus Skills:
* Experience creating themes in WordPress, Magento, Drupal or ExpressionEngine
* Experience with mobile friendly content
* Experience with social APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google)
* Experience with responsive design
We work fast and furiously and expect you to do the same. We notice if things are 1px off. We do what we do because we love it. We are professional and organized, but laid-back.

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Associate Project Manager

Role Summary

The Associate Producer has an eye for detail, always considers a client’s goals, a capacity to juggle schedules and the passion for setting the right expectations. Your day-to-day activities could include: gathering client assets, writing business requirements, creating/managing budgets, reviewing/altering multiple project schedules, project planning with clients, communicating with multiple clients, facilitating Change Orders and ideation sessions with internal team members. The Associate Producer will also be responsible for working with cross-functional team members, interfacing with clients, and ensuring projects get delivered on-time and on-budget. This role will be split 60% between technology and 40% to marketing. The perfect candidate will understand and be able to facilitate the role of not only a Project Manager/Producer but an Account Manager as well.
Role Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience as an interactive web producer, digital account manager/producer or project manager within a deadline-driven agency
  • Proficiency within MS Project, MS Office or other industry standard software
  • Experience within ecommerce business environments and PHP projects a must.
  • Familiarity using online project management tools (Basecamp, Activcollab, Redmine, Clients & Profits)
  • Facilitate, manage and maintain timely and effective communication across teams including senior team members, clients and 3rd parties
  • Contribute to the agency’s set of methodologies and best practices as it pertains to project lifecycles – yes we want to hear from you
  • Development of project schedules and documentation based on client’s goals, available resources and scope of work
  • Produce weekly and monthly project and budget reports in accordance with the company’s standards and on time
  • Very comfortable with user experience and web development terminology and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-starter, dead-line driven, hands on
  • “Can do” attitude, willing to go the extra mile
  • Team player
  • Passion to learn the newest web technologies and design principles

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working with Magento platform.
  • Ecommerce experience
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Experience project managing ecommerce, microsites and large-scale applications
  • Can provide examples of written project scopes, feature requirements documents, SOWs, or other related content
  • Experience with marketing projects
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User Experience Lead

The User Experience Lead will play a critical role in the strategy, creative and technology aspects of multi-device projects within the digital commerce space. The successful User Experience Lead at DO is a strategic thinker, user advocate, conceptual designer, technology analyst and team player wrapped into one.

While this role is very hands-on (research, personas, sitemaps and wireframes), DO is looking for an User Experience Lead that can push back, challenge cross-functional team leads and clearly communicate the “what” and “why” of the user experience.

Position Responsibilities

  • Requirements gathering that includes user research, stakeholder interviews, technical feasibility assessments, design concepting and future thinking with clients
  • Ownership of user experience for agency and its products
  • Champion principles of usability and user-centered design across the agency
  • Work with Strategy team during research process and participate in user testing and field research as needed
  • Develop logic flows, storyboards, personas, wireframes, low fidelity mock-ups, sitemaps, high fidelity prototypes, and UI specifications
  • Participate in pitch work and business development to represent User Experience
  • Contribute to the agency’s process and knowledge-base as it pertains to User Experience
  • Work with engineering team to determine tradeoffs based on business needs, user experience outcomes, and technology constraints
  • Provide quality assurance during development to ensure quality of user experience and revising experience documents
  • Provide support as needed in the areas of visual design or information design

Position Requirements

  • 4+ years creating amazing experiences including user interfaces and multi-device digital experiences
  • Complete understanding of how to combine interaction design principles with user research
  • Have practical experience working on digital commerce projects (ecommerce, mobile)
  • Expert experience with toolset (Microsoft suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, etc.)
  • Exceptional presentation abilities, both verbal and visual
  • Solid understanding of interactive experiences and technologies
  • Ability to inspire confidence in client interactions
  • Team player
  • Proven experience as a team leader and client contact
  • Ability to question the norm when optimal and create the remarkable
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Technical/Solution Architect

Digital Operative (DO) an award winning Digital Agency located in Old Town, is looking for
a Technical/Solution Architect who will be responsible for interpreting, uncovering and
documenting a client’s business processes, technical requirements and use
cases. Using this data, the Technical/Solution Architect will work alongside the
client to ensure that all questions have been asked, all expectations have been
set and that there is alignment between internal teams going from strategic
planning into implementation. We are often asked to do many things we’ve
never done before and finding the right solution is at the core of why clients
work with us. The Technical/Solution Architect is the epitome of this value,
using technology to solve complicated problems without the responsibility of writing code.

Role Responsibilities:


    • Consulting — As T/SA, you will be responsible for upfront interpretation of
      client’s business requirements/needs as well as ongoing
      enhancements/maintenance to their existing platforms. This will require
      you to think with agility, be adaptive and confident when “asked the
      tough questions.” You will play a critical role in the agency’s initial
      Strategic Planning phase.


    • Solution-ist — You will be the “go-to person” as it pertains to integration
      of 3rd party systems, Magento module development, CMS
      implementations with Magento and preferred vendor recommendations
      from loyalty programs to personalization. While not required to write
      code, you must understand all the technical details and implementation
      processes intimately so you know the how, why and what of the
      recommended solutions.


    • Mediator — As T/SA, you will play a key role in translating the client’s
      business requirements across cross-functional teams at the agency. You
      will work closely with Producers and Team Leads to ensure that all use
      cases and tasks are understood by the internal development team. You
      will also play a role in knowing when to push/pull the innovation strings
      when working with Strategy, UX and Design.


    • Document-or — You will be responsible for updating all technical documentation as it pertains to project-based work as well as retainer-based work.


    • Expert — You will be responsible for knowing the in’s and out’s of all of the platforms we work with at the agency as it pertains to Magento, WordPress, Expression Engine and Drupal.


  • Sales Engineer — You will be involved with gathering a prospect’s
    technical and business requirements, then translating those into
    documented solutions and estimates for the Sales and Business
    Development team.

Role Requirements (Experience + Skillset):


    • 5+ years development experience


    • 3+ years ecommerce-related experience


    • 3+ years creating technical documentation — Requirements, Functional
      Specs, Use Cases


    • Experience with enterprise platforms ecommerce and/or content
      management systems (Magento, Drupal, WordPress is a plus)


    • Experience with client-facing and sales-engineering situations


    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines


    • Ability to work independently and within a team


    • Ability to ascertain complex requirements and translate into simple


    • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills


    • An itch to learn and explore new technologies, tinker and provide best in
      class solutions for our clients


  • Ability to turn a problem inside out, inspect all its working pieces, poke
    holes and attack from unique angles
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