OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. We do this by making digital advertising markets and technologies that are designed to deliver optimal value to publishers and advertisers on every ad served across all screens.

At OpenX, we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale ad marketplaces, and we are constantly on the lookout for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.

Lead visual design for projects, including creating visual design concepts, coordinated color palettes, icons and graphic imagery, and best-practice visual design for usability. Create style guides. Create design assets and some presentation-layer code. Contribute to ongoing process improvement, including best practices and standards.
Key Responsibilities

  • Lead visual design work for individual projects, including creating initial design concepts and directions, iconography and graphic imagery, coordinated color palettes, and best-practice design for usability
  • Create presentation-layer code for at least some of the design work
  • Integrate page-performance best practices for design solutions
  • Design online products
  • Work with stakeholders to create optimal solutions
  • Integrate research data and feedback into designs
  • Ensure consistency of visual design elements and visual identity within individual pages and applications
  • Communicate design rationale to stakeholders
  • Work with User Experience, Product Managers, Marketing, and business stakeholders on project requirements
  • Create design solutions that integrate business, Product, and User Experience requirements
  • For some projects, act as the User Experience Project Lead, managing the project schedule and approvals for the User Experience team deliverables
  • Prepare all visual design documents, write guidelines, and document design decisions
  • Create style guides, including the integration of guidelines from interaction designers
  • Provide input and support for user research and usability test plans. Apply results of research to designs.
  • Ensure that user requirements are carefully balanced relative to the technical constraints and business requirements
  • Create solutions designed to scale and grow over time, as the functionality and content matures and as user requirements evolve
  • Provide input and support for User Experience team members pertaining to visual design
  • Contribute to the development of best practice standards, deliverable standards, and process improvements

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 4 years performing visual design for large-scale, corporate web sites and web applications
  • A minimum of 2 years of B-to-B experience desired
  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Excellent presentation-layer coding skills desired
  • Strong working knowledge of Internet technologies
  • Excellent visual composition skills
  • Familiarity with the limits and constraints of design for the web and across different browsers
  • Ability to integrate the requirements of different teams and business units and ability to negotiate to create a unified user experience
  • Experience with project management, including setting schedules and delivering to those schedules
  • BA/BS in Design, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to provide direction, leadership, and collaboration in the creative process from conception to final production
  • Extreme attention to detail and commitment to high-quality production standards
  • Must be proactive and innovative
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with an iterative design process
  • Must also provide links to portfolio or sample work history, I.E. Git Hub.

Desired Characteristics

  • Work experience in the online advertising tech industry
  • Experience in graphic design, interactive design, and/or video tutorials
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Ability to rapidly learn and understand new systems.
  • Self-starter with the ability to independently identify and act on areas of improvement.

Company at a Glance

OpenX exists to help publishers grow their businesses by monetizing great content. We do this by creating highly efficient, high quality programmatic advertising marketplaces that deliver optimal value to all buyers and sellers of digital advertising.

Today, OpenX operates one of the largest, most efficient and highest quality programmatic markets in the world. Our unified system also encompasses a complete supply side platform that optimizes revenue across network and real-time bidding (RTB) demand, and a comprehensive ad server.

At OpenX we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale programmatic ad marketplaces. We are constantly looking for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.

OpenX Values

We are one

Our customers define us

OpenX is mine

We are an open book

We evolve fast

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Why work with us
The many perks of working at OpenX include endless snacks, drinks and coffee! In-office massages, weekly-chiropractic sessions, catered lunches three times a week, the ability to customize your desk (choose from a sitting desk or a ergonomic desk) and full access to a game room with the latest gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii), a pool table, a foosball table and ping-pong table. Employees also enjoy an outdoor patio that converts into a basketball court. You can regularly catch employees experimenting with new ways to travel around the office — OpenX is both skateboard and scooter friendly. At OpenX, we’re all about building a team and having a great time while doing it. Between hula-hoop contests, monthly mixers and game room tournaments, there’s never a dull moment in the office. And when an OpenX employee has to get down to business, the office is equipped with “quiet pods” for those looking for a silent space in which to focus.
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When you think about it, an office is a home away from home for many people. It is important to OpenX that employees feel comfortable in their work environment and also inspired. The layout of our headquarters promotes collaboration, the design inspires the OpenX team to think beyond ordinary boundaries, and the overall space reflects the OpenX culture. If we can turn an ordinary wall into a Redwood Forest or a faux climbing wall, each member of the OpenX team can do anything they set their mind to.
Perks & Benefits
Benefits begin on first day of employment
Time Away Program lets you take time away, whenever you need it
Paid holidays include 4-day weekends for President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

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