Intermediate Front-end Web Developer

POWERSHiFTER is a digital agency in Vancouver that has a unique strategic and creative process that has its clients saying things like “you get it,” and “amazing, top-notch quality work.” With client feedback like that, we’re busier than ever and looking for talented developers to join our growing team.

We are seeking contract (to start) Intermediate-level Front-end Web Developers to work on site at our Gastown offices. If you think it’s time for a change for the better and meet the requirements, we’d love to chat. Submit a CV and fill out the application form below.

  • Job type: Contract
  • Length of engagement: Variable
  • Apply by: August 25th, 2014 Apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality, maintainable, and human-readable code/markup.
  • Develop sophisticated mobile and responsive front-end code that renders beautifully across browsers and devices.
  • Participate in technical brainstorms sessions and client meetings.
  • Provide estimates and risk assessments.
  • Fixing code and other issues in QA and regression tests.
  • Work under pressure and deliver on-time.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience creating high-performance web sites and a solid portfolio (with code samples) to back it up.
  • Familiar with responsive and mobile-first development.
  • Solid foundation in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with grunt, Compass/SASS, JQuery, Dust.
  • Source control with git.
  • Have a passion for great design and an even bigger passion for great user experience.
  • Be knowledgable about UX/UI and front-end optimization for the best user experience across platforms/devices.
  • Think creatively and strive to innovate.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Great communication skills.

Wouldn't hurt to have:

  • Experience working within a fast-paced digital agency environment.
  • A degree, ideally in computer science, web development or related areas.
  • PHP and MySQL.
  • Zepto, require.js.
  • Familiarity with iterative software development and Jira.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Drupal, or other CMS’s, is an asset.
  • A life outside of computers; Can you name 3 things you enjoy doing completely offline?
  • A style all your own.
  • No jerks.
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LAMP Stack Back-end Developer

POWERSHiFTER is a digital agency in Vancouver that has a unique strategic and creative process that has its clients saying things like “you get it,” and “amazing, top-notch quality work.” With client feedback like that, we’re busier than ever and looking for talented developers to join our growing team.

We are seeking LAMP-stack developers to join our back-end development team on site in our Gastown offices. If you think it’s time for a change for the better and meet the requirements, we’d love to chat. Submit a CV and fill out the application form below.

  • Job type: Contract
  • Length of engagement:
  • Apply by: August 25th, 2014 Apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Will write clean, performant, maintainable PHP and SQL for new projects and to maintain those already in-flight.
  • Environment and server set-up.
  • Build management.
  • Will diagnose performance issues with code created by others and provide workable solutions and improvements.
  • Work collaboratively with designers, and other developers to diagnose and solve technical problems.
  • Will assure quality Web solutions by writing and maintaining project and technical documentation.
  • Will be required manage multiple projects.
  • Estimates and risk-assessments as necessary.
  • Technical design and architecture.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of related experience. Please be prepared to provide code samples.
  • Expertise with LAMP stack including performance optimization and security considerations. Experience with caching solutions including but not limited to Memcached and Redis.
  • Detailed understanding of front-end programming and Web publishing, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • WordPress set-up and integration. Experience with ExpressionEngine and Drupal also desirable.
  • Experience integrating HTML-based content with other third-party environments (i.e. Content Management Systems).
  • Experience with PHP frameworks such as CodeIgniter or Laravel.
  • Source control with git.
  • Ability to write and follow technical specifications and production processes.
  • Think creatively, especially in regards to implementing fresh ideas for clients and the agency

Wouldn't hurt to have:

  • Experience working within a fast-paced digital agency environment.
  • A degree, ideally in computer science, web development or related areas.
  • Java, #C, Ruby.
  • Vagrant and Ansible.
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Sr. Interactive / Digital Designer

We are seeking talented freelance Interactive / Digital Designers to add to our roster of “go-to” designers. At POWERSHiFTER, your design ideas will go “beyond the pixel” — that is to say: we value our designers’ talent. As an Interactive / Digital Designer, we know that you are passionate about finding creative solutions to complex visual problems, and we will stoke that creative fire by never asking you to simply “paint between the lines” of a wireframe. Honestly, we want nothing less than your full artistic talent unleashed onto each project.

You will work directly with our Creative Directors, Strategists, and Technical Leads to translate creative concepts into visual solutions, matching innovative thinking with equally innovative execution. We have a fantastic team of both in-house and external folks, and ask that you make yourself available to work from our offices if necessary.

POWERSHiFTER is located in the Gastown neighbourhood of downtown Vancouver, BC.

  • Job type: Contract
  • Length of engagement: Varies
  • Apply by: March 31st, 2014 Apply now!

Responsibilities:

Common duties of the successful applicant will include:
  • working closely with the Creative Director, Strategist and Interactive Producer on a per-project basis to understand, achieve, and surpass our client’s goals;
  • creating effective, innovative, and on-budget interface design deliverables that are tailored for each project’s target audience;
  • becoming the “creative voice” for each project, effectively communicating the design concepts, ideas and approaches to the other creative team members;
  • taking a leadership role when working or presenting work to creative team; and
  • working closely with Information Architects and User Experience Designers throughout each project.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Interactive Design preferred
  • Experience designing responsive and mobile-only websites
  • Experience deisnging iOS App interface, as well as other smartphone Apps
  • 4+ years in digital agency experience; designing interactive and interface-focused projects
  • Creativity is an absolute must! Your prime focus is creating striking, engaging, and effective designs for (potentially) several projects at a time.
  • Expert-level of knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite products; primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign. Knowledge of HTML/XHTML, CSS and other multimedia suites
  • Knowledge of screen layouts, online graphic fundamentals, typography & web-related limitations an absolute must-have.
  • Strong working, and demonstrable, knowledge of user experience (UX) design practices
  • Exceptional design portfolio of recognizable work on top brands
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with other departments within the agency to solve problems
  • An eye for detail, typography, colour, and how to put it all together.
  • Able to estimate accurately on the effort required to meet the challenge of the brief

Wouldn't hurt to have:

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