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,” “absolute pleasure to deal with,” “Amazing top-notch quality work,” and “The whole team was fantastic to work with.” With client feedback like that, we have been busier than ever for the past few years through just word of mouth alone. Now, we are looking for a Intermediate-level Front-end Web Developer who can help us add to the accolades through producing more of the top notch work we are known for.

We are seeking an Intermediate-level Front-end Web Developer to work on contract from our casual and relaxed Gastown office in Gastown. If you think it’s time for a change for the better and meet the requirements below, submit a CV and fill out the application form below.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality, semantic, and human-readable code/markup.
  • Be experienced and producing best in class Wordpress, ExpressionEngine or Drupal templates.
  • Develop sophisticated mobile and responsive front end code that renders beautifully across browsers and devices
  • Participate in the technical brainstorms sessions and client meetings.
  • Fixing code and other issues in QA and Regression tests
  • Work under pressure and delivering on-time

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience creating high performing websites, both desktop and mobile, and a solid portfolio (or code samples) to back it up.
  • Adept in the arts of XHTML, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery) Twitter Bootstrap and all other new front end technologies.
  • Extensive experience coding and testing across platforms/devices
  • Adhere to best practices regarding web page development.
  • Have a passion for great design, and an even bigger passion for great user experience.
  • Have a Lower Mainland postal address (no telecommuting please)
  • Be knowledgable about UX/UI and front-end optimization for the best user experience across platforms/devices.
  • Think creatively and strive to innovate.
  • Be meticulous with your attention to detail

Wouldn't hurt to have:

  • A degree, ideally in computer science, web development or related areas.
  • Experience working within a digital agency environment, either within a freelance or full-time capacity
  • PHP, and MySQL
  • Familiarity with source control systems in day-to-day work is an asset.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, ExpressionEngine CMS, Drupal CMS is an asset
  • A life outside of computers; Can you name 3 things you enjoy doing completely offline?
  • A style all your own
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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,” “absolute pleasure to deal with,” “Amazing top-notch quality work,” and “The whole team was fantastic to work with.” With client feedback like that, we have been busier than ever for the past few years through just word of mouth alone. Now, we are looking for a Intermediate level LAMP [Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP] Back-end Developer who can help us add to the accolades through producing more of the top notch work we are known for.

The Back-end Developer is responsible for application and website development and enhancements to existing websites and applications within our client portfolio. This position is accountable for establishing and following project scope, communicating effectively in a cross-functional team environment, and tracking their projects through the entire development lifecycle.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Will write clean and maintainable code in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) environment.
  • Will diagnose performance issues with code created by others and provide workable solutions and improvements to that code.
  • Will work closely and collaboratively with a team of developers and designers to diagnose and solve challenging technical problems.
  • Will assure quality Web solutions by developing and completing test plans while maintaining project and technical documentation.
  • Will be required manage multiple projects.
  • Will work within CMS platforms including but not limited to ExpressionEngine, Wordpress, and Drupal.
  • Must producing documentation for any customized CMS workflows.

Requirements:

  • Three or more years of related experience
  • Exceptional development skills with standard and open source environments – especially LAMP with CMS, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Experience with and comfort utilizing project management methodologies and tools
  • Think creatively, especially in regards to implementing fresh ideas for clients and the agency
  • Detailed understanding of front-end programming and web-publishing, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience integrating HTML-based content with other 3rd party environments (i.e. Content Management Systems)
  • Experience with source control (SVN / GIT) and bug tracking systems
  • Excellent time management, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Ability to follow technical specifications and production processes

Wouldn't hurt to have:

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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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