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EPIC is looking for a Front-end developer

A member of the team is going to conquer the green pastures of New Zealand.

EPIC is therefore looking for a passionate Front-End Web Developer to join the ranks of other like-minded pixel lovers.

Do you get excited by the idea of making great design come to life? Figuring out clever and interesting solutions to complex ideas born in the brain of our creative solutions team?

Then, you might want to learn more about what we have to offer…

Who we think will be a great fit…

Front-end is at the heart of the process. So, we’re looking for someone who has an interest in translating great designs to great code and who is able to demonstrate strong communicational skills together with a good appreciation of usability and interaction design.

You’ll be coding designs and prototypes into cross-browser and cross-platform HTML/CSS/JS.

And…last but not least…you want to work with smart people and have fun building something great because with EPIC you’ll get a chance to push the envelope using the latest technologies and techniques within a team of designers, developers, and strategists for major clients.

You also meet most (if not all) of the following requirements:

  • Experience and knowledge about the cool stuff in HTML5 and CSS3, and how to gracefully degrade.
  • Experience architecting and building Object Oriented Applications and using MVC frameworks such as Backbone
  • Experience implementing responsive design.
  • Able to work in-house in Belgium (we’ll provide beers and waffles) and speak English and French fluently
  • Knowledge of optimizing CSS/JavaScript performance by coding practices and tools.
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors, such as SASS, LESS.
  • Working knowledge of gulp or similar build tools.
  • Experience with a DVCS (as long as it’s GiT).
  • Experience with PHP (by that we don’t mean installing WordPress).
  • Excited and curious about learning new technologies, as well as sharing ideas.
  • Exceptional collaboration, listening, written, and verbal communication
  • Ability to write maintainable code including project organisation and documentation.
  • Able to own individual projects as well as the ability to work within a team.
  • Be so much fun to work with, that if you were working on the weekend, we’d want to join you.

Pluses (that will make you earn extra points):

  • Experience with Ruby (sorry, we’re afraid of snakes).
  • Experience with non-relational databases (because it’s webscale).
  • Good UX and Design sensibilities.
  • Strong sense of motion & interactivity
  • Have an excellent online portfolio and/or any other useful link to showcase your amazing skills (GitHub, CodePen, other open-source account, …).

About EPIC

EPIC is an award-winning belgian digital agency made of the passion and spirit of 12 digital experts.

We proudly daily work on projects such as highly interactive and creative websites, nice and clever visual identities, usable XHTML, HTML5 websites, efficient iPhone / iPad applications, successful e-commerce development and many more great digital projects.

We pride ourselves on being creative, we’re thinkers, we’re innovative, and we improve everything we touch (or at least, we try…).

Feel like you’re the one?

Are you willing to help us in taking care of our beloved clients front-end development?

Did you immediately identify yourself with his job description from the very moment you started reading it?

If so, drop us an email at hugues@epic.net.

We’re looking forward to hear from you!

Numéro de téléphone temporaire

Bonjour à tous,

Nous sommes en cours d’installation d’une nouvelle centrale téléphonique, ce qui occasionne quelques soucis techniques. Par conséquent, notre numéro de téléphone habituel est momentanément indisponible mais nous restons joignables par téléphone au +32 (0) 4 233 78 49 et par email bien entendu!

Au plaisir de vous entendre prochainement,

L’équipe d’EPIC

EPIC is looking for a back-end developer

Epic Agency is currently looking for a (back-end) web developer to join its forces.

The perfect candidate would be able to work in-house in Liège, Belgium (We’ll provide beers and waffles) and he(she) will meet these requirements:

Your Skills

  • You are really really… I mean REALLY passionate about your job and you’re always a step ahead from everyone else;
  • Fluent in french or english (spoken/written);
  • An advanced knowledge of PHP and/or Ruby alongside their respective top frameworks;
  • A proeficiency in JavaScript/JQuery, the DOM, DHTML and AJAX is a big plus;
  • You know SQL, NoSQL and when to use them;
  • A real team player and you’ll be able to be part of something big;
  • Fast-learner (and you enjoy learning everyday);
  • You do mobile development or want to dive in it;
  • Did we say you must be passionate about your job?

About you

We need you to be proactive and willing to keep on learning about emerging technologies;

  • You’re passionate about new trends and developments (we may have mentioned that once or twice);
  • Capacity to laugh to Belgian humour (you’ve been warned);
  • You’re a musician, a writer, a friendly companion or you like to cook as well ? You’ve got all our attention;
  • You’re living the internet, you’re eating the internet and you’re sleeping with the internet but you’re still in a human form;
  • You must be able to understand the fun, challenges and long-term benefits of working with one of the top belgian agencies;
  • Your momma doesn’t understand a single word of what you say when you’re talking about your work;
  • You have a strong opinion about the best editor to use (which is vim as everybody knows);
  • You know V8 is not a type of engine with 8 cylinders or a vegetable juice than can only be used for bloody mary;
  • You have a github/bitbucket account where we can see your best work;

Your job

As part of your job you will have to build mobile & desktop back-end web application, full-stack websites, integrate e-commerce solutions, give a help to the development of our own CMS solution, play Card Against Humanity with us during lunch, get to challenge your skills every single day and perhaps we will even need you to tell jokes.

You feel like it’s a job perfectly made for you?

Then hit our mailbox at info@epic.net!

Epic Agency est à la recherche d’un développeur web (back-end) pour renforcer l’équipe.

Le candidat parfait doit être disponible pour travailler dans nos bureaux à Liège (nous fournissons bières et gauff’) et il/elle correspond à ce profil :

Vos compétences

  • Vous êtes vraiment, vraiment… mais alors VRAIMENT passionné par votre job et vous êtes toujours un pas plus loin que les autres;
  • Vous parlez/écrivez couramment le français ou l’anglais;
  • Vous avez une connaissance avancée de PHP et/ou de Ruby et de leur frameworks principaux;
  • Une bonne connaissance du JavaScript/JQuery, du DOM, de l’AJAX est un gros plus;
  • Vous connaissez SQL, NoSQL et vous savez quand les utiliser;
  • Vous êtes efficace et aimez travailler en équipe;
  • Vous apprenez vite (et vous aimez apprendre tous les jours);
  • Vous faites du développement mobile ou vous voulez y plonger;
  • Est-ce qu’on a déjà dit que vous deviez être passionné par votre job ?

Vous

Nous avons besoin que vous soyez pro-actif et toujours à l’affut des technologies émergentes;

  • Vous êtes passionnés des nouvelles tendances et développements (nous l’avons probablement mentionné une fois ou deux);
  • Vous appréciez l’humour belch’ (on vous aura prévenu !);
  • Vous êtes musicien, écrivain, un compagnon joyeux ou vous aimez cuisiner ? Vous avez notre attention;
  • Vous vivez Internet, vous mangez Internet et vous dormez avec Internet mais vous avez toujours apparence humaine;
  • Vous comprenez le fun, les challenges et les bénéfices à long terme de travailler avec une des meilleures agences de Belgique;
  • Votre maman ne comprend rien à ce que vous dites quand vous parlez de boulot;
  • Vous avez une opinion bien tranchée sur le meilleur éditeur texte (qui est vim comme tout le monde le sait);
  • Vous savez que V8 n’est pas un type de moteur avec huit cylindres ou un jus de légumes qui ne peut être utilisé que dans la composition d’un bloody mary;
  • Vous avez un compte github/bitbucket où nous pouvons voir vos meilleurs travaux;

Votre boulot

Votre job consistera, entre autres, à construire les back-end d’applications mobiles et desktop, à développer des sites de A à Z, à intégrer des solutions e-commerce complexes, à donner un coup de main au développement de notre solution CMS, à jouer à Cards Against Humanity à midi, à mettre quotidiennement vos compétences au défi et peut-être qu’on vous demandera aussi de raconter des histoires drôles.

Vous pensez que ce job est fait pour vous ?

Envoyez un mail à info@epic.net !

Poste vacant : Junior webdesigner

Epic Agency cherche un webdesigner junior, temps plein.
Expérience :

Pour ce poste, votre talent et votre motivation comptent bien plus que votre expérience. Nous sommes là pour vous encadrer et faire de vous un webdesigner accompli !

Compétences :

  • Vous parlez couramment le français et/ou l’anglais,
  • Vous êtes disponible pour travailler à temps plein dans nos bureaux à Liège (Belgique)
  • Bonne connaissance des logiciels graphiques et des contraintes du web.

Votre fonction
 :

  • Vous ferez partie d’une équipe de jeunes designers et développeurs ambitieux et expérimentés.
  • Vous serez en charge du design de sites web et applications mobiles.
  • Vous participerez à la direction artistique des projets et au développement des chartes graphiques.
  • Vous travaillerez en équipe avec nos intégrateurs et développeurs pour publier des sites cross browser.

Votre profil
 :

  • Vous êtes talentueux et créatif, le but de votre vie est d’éradiquer la laideur de la toile.
  • Vous êtes passionné par le design, la typographie, le motion design, et tout ce qui touche de près ou de loin à la création numérique.
  • Vous êtes fan de séries déjantées avec des chiens qui parlent à des transsexuels tueurs à gages de zombies (indispensable pour vous intégrer dans l’équipe)
  • Être drôle ou savoir cuisiner est un plus

Si vous vous reconnaissez dans ce profil, vous pouvez nous envoyer votre portfolio et votre cv à karim@epic.net

Senior kick-ass webdesigner needed

EPIC Agency looks for a full-time web designer

Skills
You have at least 5 years of experience as a freelancer or in an agency
You speak french and/or english fluently
You are available to work full time in our Liège (Belgium) office
You have perfect knowledge of graphics software and web constraints

Job
You’ll be required to meet the client, listen and counsel her on her website visual identity
You’ll develop the visual identity of our clients and maybe even EPIC’s
You’ll be in charge of the concept and the graphic monitoring of projects. Wireframes, moodboards, graphical directions, concepts and variations of designs
You’ll work in a team with our integrators and developers to publish cross-browser and cross-devices websites
You’ll follow the integration of your designs and their correct display on all browsers
You are passionated by design, typography, motion design and everything that’s one way or another close to digital creation

About you
You are a perfectionist, your designs are pixel perfect, on the grid, without cheating or thinking that “anyway the integrator will fix that”? You ensure that the same colors in a project are really the same? You make beautiful and exhaustive style guides before passing your layout to the integrator?

You are naturally extremely creative, without the assistance of prohibited substance? You wake up at night to quickly note an idea that goes through your head? For you what’s trending is already has been? Your designs have saved lives, pulled distressed companies out of misery, returned lost cats to their owners or courageously denounced plots and that fills you with joy and pride?

You bring pastry to your colleagues in the morning, you love music but don’t sing while listening? Or you sing well but don’t like Lana Del Rey? Or you like her but you can keep a secret?

You have a hectic live, eventful week-ends and thanks to you, your colleagues love monday mornings because they know you’ll have things to tell? In short you have a life outside of work? Hobbies? Social life? Passions?

If your answer is yes to all this, send your folio and CV to karim@epic.net

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VERSION FR
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Epic Agency cherche un webdesigner senior, temps plein.

Compétences
Vous avez au minimum 5 ans d’expérience en tant que freelance ou en agence,
Vous parlez couramment le français et/ou l’anglais,
Vous êtes disponible pour travailler à temps plein dans nos bureaux à Liège (Belgique)
Connaissance parfaite des logiciels graphiques et des contraintes du web.

Votre fonction
Vous serez amené à rencontrer le client, l’écouter et le conseiller sur l’identité graphique de son site.
Vous développerez la charte graphique de nos clients, et peut-être même celle d’Epic.
Vous serez en charge de la conception et du suivi graphique des projets. Wireframes, moodboards, direction artistique, conception et déclinaisons des designs.
Vous travaillerez en équipe avec nos intégrateurs et développeurs pour publier des sites cross browser.
Vous vérifierez l’intégration de vos design et leur affichage sur les différents navigateurs.
Vous êtes passionné par le design, la typographie, le motion design, et tout ce qui touche de près ou de loin à la création numérique.

A propos de vous

Vous êtes perfectionniste, vous designez au pixel près en suivant la grille, sans tricher et sans vous dire que “de toute façon l’intégrateur rectifiera” ? Vous utiliser le même code hexa pour vos couleurs tout le long d’un projet ? Vous faites des jolies styles guides bien complètes avant de donner votre layout à l’intégrateur ?

Vous êtes extrêmement créatifs, au naturel, sans l’aide de substances illicites ? vous vous réveillez en pleine nuit pour noter une idée qui vous passe par la tête ? Pour vous, tout ce qui est tendance est déjà has been ? Vos designs ont déjà sauvé des vies, sorti de la misère des entreprises en détresse, rendu des chats à leurs propriétaires ou dénoncé courageusement des complots, et ça vous remplit de joie et de fierté ?

Vous ramenez des croissants à vos collègues le matin, vous aimez la musique mais ne chantez pas en l’écoutant ? ou alors vous chantez bien, mais n’aimez pas Lana Del Rey ? Ou vous l’aimez mais vous savez garder un secret ?

Vous avez une vie trépidante, des week ends mouvementés, et  grâce à vous vos collègues aiment le lundi matin, parce qu’ils savent que vous avez des choses à leur raconter ? Bref vous avez une vie en dehors du travail ? des intérêts ? une vie sociale ? des passions ?

Si oui, vous pouvez nous envoyer votre portfolio et votre cv à karim@epic.net

We need you!

Epic Agency is currently looking for a web and mobile developer to join its forces. [fr below]

The perfect candidate would be able to work in-house in belgium (We’ll provide beers and waffles) and he(she) will meet these requirements :

Your Skills
You have at least 2 years of experience slicing/building websites;
Fluent in french and/or english (spoken/written);
An advanced knowledge of PHP5 , HTML5, CSS2/3;
A proficiency in JavaScript/JQuery, CoffeeScript and/or other dialects;
APKs, Activities, NDK, cute robots means something to you;
Knowledge of Ruby and Ruby on Rails or willing to learn (fast!);
A really good eye for details, and pixel-perfect design;
A real team player, you want be able to be part of something bigger (slightly);
You are really really…I mean REALLY passionate by your job and you’re always a step ahead;
An expert experienced in accessibility, cross browser requirements, and graceful degradation.

About you
We need you to be proactive and willing to keep on learning about emerging technologies;
You’re passionate about new trends and developments;
Capacity to laugh to Belgian humour (you’ve been warned);
You’re a musician, a writer, a friendly companion or you like to design as well ? You’ve got all our attention;
You’re living the internet, you’re eating the internet and you’re sleeping with the internet but you’re still in a human form;
You must be able to understand the fun, challenges and long-term benefits of working with a young but very promising agency;
Your mama doesn’t understand a single word of what you say when you’re talking about your work;

Your job
You’ll get to work with the next place-to-be in Belgian agencies.
As part of your job you will have to slice pixel perfect designs, to develop front-end websites, integrate e-commerce solutions, give a help to the development of our own CMS solution, play to the XBOX with us during lunch, get to challenge your skills every single day and perhaps we will even need you to tell jokes.

You feel like it’s a job perfectly made for you ?

Version française

Epic Agency cherche un dévelopeur web et mobile pour rejoindre ses rangs.

Le candidat parfait devrait avoir la possibilité de travailler en nos bureaux (Nous fournissons la bière et le chocolat) et répondra aux critères suivants :

Compétences
Vous avez au moins 2 ans de découpe et codage de sites web;
Vous parlez couramment le français et/ou l’anglais;
Connaissances avancées en PHP5, HTML5, CSS2/3;
Efficace en JavaScript/JQuery, CoffeeScript et/ou autres dialectes;
Les APKs, Activities, NDK, et autres petits robots signifient quelque chose pour vous;
Connaissances en Ruby et Ruby on Rails ou volonté d’apprendre (rapidement!);
Un oeil acéré pour le detail et le design pixel-perfect;
Un excellent esprit d’équipe, vous voulez faire partie de quelque chose de plus grand (légèrement);
Vous êtes vraiment… VRAIMENT passionné par votre job et avez toujours une longueur d’avance;
Un expert en accessibilité, compatibilité cross browser et dégradation adaptive.

A propos de vous
Nous avons besoin que vous soyez pro-actif et toujours a suivre et apprendre les technologies émergentes;
Vous êtes passionné des nouvelles tendances et développements;
Capacité a rire de l’humour Belge (vous êtes prévenus);
Vous êtes musicien, écrivain, un gai luron ou vous aimez aussi designer ? Vous avez notre attention;
Vous vivez l’internet, vous mangez l’internet et vous dormez avec internet (on ne veut rien savoir) mais gardez forme humaine;
Vous devez comprendre le fun, les challenges et les bénéfices a long-terme de travailler avec une jeune mais prometteuse agence;
Votre mère ne comprend absolument rien de ce que vous dites quand vous parlez boulot;

Votre job
Vous aurez l’occasion de bosser dans l’agence Belge qui monte.
Votre job consistera a découper au pixel prêt les designs de nos graphistes, développer le front-end et le back-end des sites de nos client, intégrer des solutions e-commerce, nous aider au dévelopemment de notre CMS, jouer a la XBOX avec nous a midi, mettre au défi vos compétences tous les jours et peut-être qu’on vous demandera aussi de nous raconter des blagues.

Vous pensez que c’est le job parfait pour vous ?

We’re hiring!!!

Epic Agency is looking for a Swiss Army Knife Interactive Producer

Epic Agency, a human scale creative workshop in liege is looking for a talented interactive producer, who will help us in taking care of our beloved clients and helping us getting the  ones who still don’t know they want to work with us.

About you

  • You have at least 4 years experience working in interactive agencies.
  • You’re aware (for real, not like our beloved jean-claude) of the upcoming technologies and and still have an edge on competition.
  • You have a real passion for web in each of its forms.
  • You’ll need to be fluent in french, english maar u mag ook nederlands spreken ( it’s a plus).
  • You live for challenges and you laugh at them (like Chuck Norris) because you’re obviously THE man (or woman, no offense).
  • You were sung «for he’s jolly good fellow» so many times you can’t count them on your fingers.
  • You were bullied at school because you were not only awesome but also you were taking notes about everything.
  • You’ve been told many times you’re really good at listening to people.
  • You sleep with your smartphone and there’s an iPad hiding over the pile of books in your toilets.
  • When you’re not working, you love making photos, go waterskiing, or whatever…in other words, if you don’t already have one…get a life !
  • You know that Steve would sell a lot less tablets if Mark had made his website in flash.
  • You were just thinking that a good philosophy was missing in your job.
  • If I say 300 you certainly won’t reply 4.
  • You’re a perfectionist, but for real, not because it’s the easy thing to say in a job interview.
  • You’ve got a driving license.
  • You will also need a firm hand when time comes (And we don’t speak about violence here ).
  • You have the ability to know when it’s time to speak…and when it’s not.
  • You have the most excellent organizational skills…I mean you will have to handle a big-ass lot of stuff at the same time.

About the job

  • You will have to manage each of our clients and you will succeed with class.
  • You will have to be the most efficient project manager in town, because believe me…delay is not an option
  • You will have to convert a simple prospect into an awesome client.
  • You need to have some love for community management because Epic is growing and we want to make some noise.
  • You’ll know that working with prestashop was a better choice than using magento on this one but not as good as choosing to replace flash animations by jquery ones to get more efficiency on the iPad.
  • If something goes wrong, you’ll bear with self-control and you certainly won’t get a rest until everything is under complete control.
  • You like and you’re good at writing offers (to be precise,you may not like it but you have to be good at it).
  • The clients really love you and they always tend to smile when they see you coming and even if they know they’re money to spend here.

About the agency

Epic agency is a young belgian digital agency (2009) which proudly works everyday on ass-kicking projects such as highly interactive and creative flash websites, usable XHTML, HTML5 websites, efficient IPhone / IPad applications, nice and clever graphic identities, succesful e-commerce development, and many more great projects.
Our clients  include L’Oreal, Ice-Watch, Opera de Liège, Chocol@, Darcis, Hard Graft, Quatuor, Leidgens,…

Interested? Get in touch with us on info@epicagency.net

We’re HIRING a web developer!!

Join us at Epic

Epic Agency is currently looking for a web developer to join its forces.

The perfect candidate would be able to work in-house in belgium (We’ll provide beers and waffles) and he(she) will meet these requirements :

Your Skills

  • You have at least 2 years of experience slicing/developing websites;
  • Fluent in french or english (spoken/written);
  • Possibility to provide some samples of your best code;
  • An advanced knowledge of PHP and SMARTY, xHTML, CSS2/3;
  • You’re alreading looking over the shoulder of HTML5 and you can’t wait to kick its ass;
  • A proficiency in JavaScript/JQuery, the DOM, DHTML and AJAX;
  • A really good eye for details, and pixel-perfect design;
  • A real team player and you’ll be able to be part of something bigger (slightly);
  • You are really really…I mean REALLY passionate by your job and you’re always a step beyond others;
  • An expert exprience with accessibility, cross browser requirements, and graceful degradation;
  • Did we mention you’ll have to be fluent in english or french?

About you

  • We need you to be proactive and willing to keep on learning about emerging technologies;
  • You’re passionate about new trends and developments;
  • Capacity to laugh to Belgian humour (you’ve been warned);
  • You’re a musician, a writer, a friendly companion or you like to design as well ? You’ve got all our attention;
  • You’re living the internet, you’re eating the internet and you’re sleeping with the internet but you’re still in a human form;
  • If you were always alone during lunch at school and if your best friend is your dog… well, we like dogs but we’re looking for a teamworker here!
  • You must be able to understand the fun, challenges and long-term benefits of working with a young but very promising agency;
  • Your mama doesn’t understand a single word of what you say when you’re talking about your work;

Your job

You’ll get to work with the next place-to-be in Belgian agencies.

As part of your job you will have to slice pixel perfect designs, to develop front-end websites, integrate e-commerce solutions, give a help to the development of our own CMS solution, play to the XBOX with us during lunch, get to challenge your skills every single day and perhaps we will even need you to tell jokes.

You feel like it’s a job perfectly made for you ?

then hit our mailbox at info@epicagency.net

Smashing news

A proud Epic wrestler

We know it’s been a while since our last post but things are going crazy here at Epic Agency, between the FWA, a lot of new projects and a master developer seeking!

Anyhow, we’re back on tracks and we’ll start sharing new things with you soon! To be honest, we noticed the quite urgent need for a new blog design because this one isn’t quite easy to read and follow so, there’s one more task to add to the looooong one already started. You know…when it comes to personal promotion and communication, agencies are often dying to have some time to get things right, until then, be patient and we’ll keep you informed of the upcoming projects and features.

Smashing magazine

Cherry on the cake : last week, we were lucky enough to be featured in a smashing magazine article about “designing memorable websites“. The title in itself explains everything and even if we know these kind of round-ups can easily be criticized for the possible lack of judgement about UI elements and global usability we’re still really glad our portfolio made its way to international ears and eyes.

Job applications

For the last monthes we had some inhouse/freelance and internship applications coming from all over the world and we couldn’t be prouder! Sooooo, if you think you’re likely to please us, don’t hesitate and send over your CV to info@epicagency.net. There’s always a place for talented and passionate people here at Epic and even if currently there’s no opening, we’re always glad to hear from you guys.

cheerio!

A website, at last!

An Epic Agency

First, we shamely reckon it has taken a much too long time to get a decent website but finally its  version 1.0 is here.
It’s shiny, it’s black, and it’s epic…the only downside in this yippee-yay story?

It will evolve like a pokemon during the next weeks with interactive stuff and pieces to show to your mamma! So comeback later and check it out again!
This very first year for Epic was a hell of a good year for us, with great projects, a lot of passion, some first recognitions and the very same lust for more!
Let’s get the ball rolling!

it’s over here : www.epicagency.net