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

Senior Magento/PHP Developer

We are looking for a Senior Magento/PHP Developer who not only knows his/her stuff, but is passionate and excited about the latest and greatest technologies. You’ll be learning our existing methodologies and applying your own to ensure that DO is producing best-in-class technologies on all of its products. You will get your hands dirty working on RWDs, system integrations and testing initiatives. You should be able to work seamlessly with system engineers, back-end developers, user experience planners and visual designers throughout the process. DO is one of the fastest growing businesses in San Diego and Denver. We pride ourselves on our relentless, passionate environment that values fun as much as the bottom line. This is your chance to be a DOer.

What you will be doing:

  • Comfortable trouble shooting critical production issues
  • Ability to produce clean, well-documented, efficient, and standards-compliant code with an eye towards performance optimization
  • Define, design, develop, integrate, test, deploy, maintain, troubleshoot, and enhance applications and tools written in PHP, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Drupal and other languages as necessary
  • Write secure code and exercise good judgment in handling sensitive data
  • Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices
  • Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies; keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporating these in future projects
  • Writing technical software requirements as needed
  • Implementing and maintain implementation of Magento best practices
  • Evaluate developer code quality and provide input for performance evaluations
  • Mentoring Junior Developers as needed
  • Understanding client short and long term goals and recommending a solution
  • Setting up, configuring and optimizing enterprise level ecommerce software and servers
  • Developing custom modules for integration into ERP, accounting, fulfillment and marketing systems
  • Integrating user interface designs, flows and processes
  • Paying attention to software development process practiced by the team and help improve it so we deliver products on time with quality
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement by learning, applying and educating team on software best practices.

Position Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience building scalable robust web or ecommerce applications
  • Minimum of 2-3 yrs of Magento experience
  • LAMP
  •  PHP/PHP5
  •  Experience Setting up and configuring: MySQL, Apache, APC and Memcached
  •  CSS/CSS3 and J-Query
  •  XML
  •  AJAX
  •  Javascript
  • Zend Framework
  • Linux

**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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Technology Project Manager

Digital Operative, an award winning Digital Marketing Agency, is searching for a business-minded and technology-passionate person for the Technology Project Manager role.

We are looking for a Technology PM that has at least 4-6 years of experience dealing with the intricacies of web development projects that require both translating user goals and company goals. The person in this role will be able to effortlessly handle client relations, while having personal accountability for project performance. In addition, the Technology PM will leverage and demonstrate accepted PM practices that support delivery of projects on time, on budget and to DO’s standards of quality. Will be a demonstrated technical and professional leader, providing guidance, direction, and training to other project team members as necessary.


  • 3-5 years experience project management preferably in an agency environment
  • 2-3 years experience in a technical capacity (front end or back end web development)
  • Team leadership and management experience
  • Solid understanding of software development processes and varying methodologies and knows when to use which
  • Enthusiasm to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Client relation management
  • Requirements Documentation (and translating between client stakeholders and what actually gets built)
  • Resource Allocation experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred

Skills We’re Looking For: 

  • Excel at growing and nurturing client relationships
  • Flexible Project Management leader and familiar with all associated industry standard tool sets including budgeting, scheduling and testing suites.
  • Requirements gathering, risk assessment and mitigation, change management
  • Ownership over planning all scopes of work, including budgeting and scheduling
  • Write and communicate effectively, transparently and proactively in all forms
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Think both technically and strategically

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Project Management: Manage and prioritize all day-to-day project related activities for multiple projects and clients and shared responsibility for execution, final delivery and release of the product with Account Manager.
  • Technology Translation: Gathers technology requirements and refines those to meet use cases working in partnership with UX/Design and partnering with Development to ensure the most appropriate solution is defined and put into place prior to any coding.
  • Communication Facilitation: Facilitates communication and negotiation within and across the project team(s). Escalates risks as required to appropriate level of management with possible solutions.
  • Resource Management: Ensures deadlines are met by participating in resource allocation planning, effectively planning, organizing, prioritizing, and delegating assignments to project team members and following up on their individual progress. Conduct regular status meetings and keep management and team informed on project progress, issues and/or concerns.
  • Project Requirements Scoping: Draft, budget and craft scopes of work, schedules, and project/engagement documentation.

Nice to haves:

  • Ecommerce experience (Magento, Demandware)
  • CMS experience (Drupal, WordPress, ExpressionEngine, etc)

To Apply – Please send us a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and links to portfolio projects.

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Web Analyst

We are an award-winning Digital Agency is searching for a full-time Web Analyst to support our growing team that understands marketing fundamentals and has hands-on experience in providing actual insights that drive business decisions. You will be working with our digital marketing team across channels to collaborate on data and determine where the opportunities are and how they can best be addressed. Here are some of the scenarios you’ll be placed in: setting up Google/Universal Analytics (with the help of a developer), analyzing data and forging recommendations, looking into alternative attribution models, evaluating the efficacy of a multi-variant test, etc.



  • Lead developers during set up of highly customized Google Analytics installation

  • Create client reporting each week/month and write accompanying analysis

  • Evaluate multi-variant tests and find statistically significant treatments

  • Come up with new methods for getting at obfuscated data in Google/Universal analytics

  • Recommend new tests based on the data

  • Build dashboards and custom reports for clients

  • Contribute content to the agency blog and newsletter



The ability to segment data and interpret findings into actionable business ideas, marketing strategies or user experience testing.

  • 2-4 years of heavy Google Analytics experience

  • Certified Google Analytics and/or AdWords

  • Good understanding of Google Tag Manager

  • Good understanding of SEO, Moz and Google Webmaster Tools

  • Experience building PowerPoint or Keynote presentations

  • Advanced Excel skills (ie. Pivot tables, vlookups, data visualization)

  • Utilized Optimizely in the past

  • Have explored alternative attribution models

  • Understands conversion segments and how to apply them

  • Have used Custom Variables / Dimensions

  • Ecommerce Experience ++

  • Universal Analytics +++


  • Adwords certification and campaign management experience

  • FBX Knowledge


To Apply – Please send us a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume 

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Administrative Assistant

Digital Operative is looking for an entry-level Administrative Assistant who is both reliable and motivated to join our dynamic team of DOers. The Administrative Assistant will directly support the Director of Culture as well as have daily interaction with various members of the DO Team all in a fun and unique work environment. Our ideal candidate is a natural problem solver with a can-do spirit that possesses the natural ability to multi-task in an ever changing, fast paced environment.

The administrative Assistant has responsibility for administrative support functions within the office, which include but are not limited to:

  •  Front Desk Reception greeting visitors, handling deliveries
  • Customer Service, ability to answer and direct calls in an efficient and positive manner
  • Track, maintain and order office supplies for both San Diego and Denver offices
  • Bi-weekly grocery runs for office/weekly bagel runs/errands as assigned
  • Processing of mail
  • Travel coordination
  • Processing of purchase order requests
  • Filing
  • Assistance with daily Office Management and HR tasks as assigned
  • HR legal research as assigned
  • Calendar management and scheduling
  • Creation of new employee folders and onboarding process
  • Data entry
  • Assistance with event planning
  • Handle employee inquiries in absence of Director of Culture
  • Help maintain employee event calendar

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or relevant experience
  • 0-2 years of professional office experience preferably in an agency, Human Resources or office environment.
  • Experience in MS Office Suite; must be proficient in Word & Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce error-free work in a fast-pace environment; accuracy is essential.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding benefits, and employee issues.
  • Self-motivated and an ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: must be able to follow directions, have humor and helpfulness at all times.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional phone skills
  • Experience with Google Docs, Gmail, HRIS systems, a plus.
  • Adaptable to changing situations

To Apply – Please send us a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume 

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Digital Marketing Internship

The digital landscape is ever changing. From marketing strategy to optimizing websites, ecommerce and business intelligence; the Digital Marketing internship sends you on your way a hybrid of talent ready for this new frontier. Get mentored by the Director of Digital Marketing as well as work cross functionally with the entire marketing team as you get the full scope of all of the facets that go into being a well rounded digital marketer. Get a better understanding of analytics, PPC, SEO, optimization and content creation.

What types of skills are needed?

  • Passion
  • The utmost persistence for learning new concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Basic online marketing concepts – SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, Google Analytics, Email, Media Buying
  • Studying in the following areas preferred: Communications, Marketing, Business
  • Willingness to learn and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail

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Design Internship

Now that you’ve learned the basics in school from typography, branding, color theory and web; it’s time to put that all to work. Transitioning what you know about designing for web and mobile, you’ll gain a hands-on approach to what it takes to design a website in an agency environment.  In addition to being exposed to user experience strategy, campaign creative, product development and more.

What types of skills are needed?

DO will only take students that are currently enrolled in a university/college, design or art school studying, web/graphic design, multi-media or related.

  • Passion
  • Creative
  • The utmost persistence for learning new concepts
  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator (must have working knowledge)
  • Basic understanding of web page layout and design (HTML/CSS) with User Experience a bonus
  • Knowledge of InDesign and WordPress is a plus
  • Coursework in Web Design, Multimedia, Illustration, New Media or relevant studies

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Social Media Internship

Social Media may be all the buzz, but understanding the implications of a multichannel approach is key for new marketers. Gone are the days of sitting in forums and learning from the masters. It’s up to you to take hold of your destiny and we’re here to show you the way. You will be mentored by the Agency Marketing Manager and work cross functionally with the entire marketing team as you work to cultivate exciting content across several social media channels. Brainstorm new ideas, create SEO rich blogs, and come up with creative and exciting content.

What types of skills are needed?

  • Passion
  • The utmost persistence for learning new concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Basic online marketing concepts – SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, Google Analytics, Email, Media Buying
  • Working knowledge of various social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Google+
  • Studying in the following areas preferred: Communications, Marketing, Business
  • Strong writing and copy editing skills
  • Willingness to learn and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of WordPress blogging, hootsuite, mail chimp etc a plus

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Strategy Internship

Understanding the customer is a keen component of any successful marketers’ toolbox.  Get mentored by our Strategy and Planning team on everything from market research, trend analysis, branding, client engagement and consumer behavior. Find out exactly what it takes to make the client happy, the in’s and out of a successful strategy campaign and what it takes to be a successful strategist.

What types of skills are needed?

  • Passion
  • The utmost persistence for learning new concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Basic online marketing concepts – SEO, Google Analytics, Market Research, Website Optimization
  • Studying in the following areas preferred: Marketing, Business, Market Research
  • Willingness to learn and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong research skills

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Project Management Internship

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run your own project? What the life cycle of a project is from signing the RFP to the very last task? The Project Management Internship gives you an up close look at what it’s like to actually run a project for a client.  From client engagement, to business writing and task organization you will get a taste for what it’s like to work behind the scenes to make clients happy, have projects run smooth and keep teams on time and on task while being mentored by the VP of Operations and our team of Senior Producers.

What types of skills are needed?

  • Passion
  • The utmost persistence for learning new concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Strong business acumen
  • Basic understanding of online marketing concepts
  • Studying in the following areas preferred: Marketing, Business, International Business
  • Willingness to learn and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and speaking skills

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To apply for a role, send us your cover letter, CV & salary requirements.