TargetVacations – Web Guru

Toronto, ON

Target Vacations is seeking a one-man (or woman!) web team. Our award-winning company is expanding and it’s time to bring our website in- house so we can react more quickly and have greater control. We are looking for an entrepreneurial travel fanatic who can lead our web efforts, including overseeing any contractors or future team members as we continue to grow.

Required

  • Proven visual design ability with portfolio link (applications without a link to an online portfolio will be rejected)
  • Excellent XHTML/CSS skills, including thorough knowledge of cross-browser/platform issues, semantically-correct code, validation, and accessibility concerns
  • SEO expertise, including knowledge of the latest techniques, and an awareness of marketing vs. technical issues
  • Proven flair for user experience and information architecture design and an understanding that website beauty is much more than skin deep
  • Some ability to produce Adobe Flash pieces (though nothing overly complicated will be done in-house)
  • 3+ years of experience a designer/developer

If you meet these criteria, please forward your resume in confidence
to careers [at] targetvacations [dot] ca.  We thank everyone for their
interest.  Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Dayforce – Senior UI Designer

Toronto, ON

dayforce About Dayforce

Dayforce, the innovator in Workforce Performance Management, enables organizations to integrate corporate performance objectives into the planning, scheduling, and management of their workforce for optimal performance and profitability. Dayforce’s enterprise solutions are delivered on-demand and with latest generation technologies resulting in faster deployments, lower costs, a superior user experience, and a return on investment that is delivered more quickly and more sustainably.

About the Position

Reporting to the Development Manager responsible for user experience, the Senior UI Designer is responsible for designing the user interface for new development projects. The Senior UI Designer will collaborate with Technical Product Managers, Developers, and Quality Assurance throughout the development process to ensure a consistent and intuitive user experience across the entire application.

Job Description

  • Document user interface requirements
  • Conceive, storyboard, design, prototype, and build consistent and compelling user experiences and user interfaces
  • Work with clients, prospects, implementation partners, and Dayforce personnel to validate and refine those user experiences and user interfaces
  • Contribute to internal UI standards and best practices

Job Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • 4+ years of experience in UI and graphic design
  • 6 – 12 months of experience working with Microsoft Silverlight and C#
  • 6 – 12 months of experience working with Microsoft Expression Blend
  • SQL experience
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Workforce management domain experience a significant plus

Candidates will be asked to present a printed copy of their portfolio for review.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Dayforce. Only those candidates that have been successfully selected to proceed to the first round of interviews will be contacted.

To apply

Please visit http://www.dayforce.com/en/company/careers or apply directly to careers@dayforce.com

SmartPatterns – SaaS Developer

Toronto or Waterloo, ON

We are in need of a full-time individual that can co-lead our development efforts to move our CD based application to the web. If you are up to the challenge of creating a true cloud based SaaS application, and are either a really smart recent grad or a rolls up the sleeve architect/geek, we would like to hear from you. You will work closely with our technical domain expert and lead the web and SaaS development efforts.  You will spend the majority of his time on industry specific domain algorithms and R&D while you will be charged with bringing them to life.

The business

Think Computer-Aided-Design meets Amazon.  We are building a design application for the hobby industry followed by a materials/services fulfillment link.  With top line revenues from our CD application, the concept has been proven commercial making us a later stage venture opportunity.

What we offer

Base plus Equity and/or Cash Bonus tied to defined revenues and user metrics. Drop us a line with a few bullet points that highlight your key technical skills along with links (if available) to your work. We are looking for a full-time dedicated equity caliber partner(s). Ideally you are close to either Waterloo or Toronto.

Apply by email at talktous@smartpatterns.com

Avid Life Media – Flash/Actionscript Designer

Toronto, ON

Avid Life Media, a leading developer of some of the world’s most cutting edge dating web sites, is looking for a talented Flash/Actionscript Developer to join our growing team. You must be a team player who is able to communicate well, juggle multiple projects, proactively solve problems, and deliver against tight-deadlines in a fast paced environment.

This position located at our Toronto office at Yonge and Eglinton.
You will be developing immersive social networking applications that work closely with our established web properties. You will work with our design team and other departments to implement applications with fast turnaround through all phases from concept to completion.

Requirements

Expert knowledge of Flash and Actionscript, as well as demonstrated knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator,HTML/CSS, Javascript, etc.

Strong creative and technical skills including colour theory, typography, layout, user interface design and production techniques.

Well-versed in the quirks of Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Safari, testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality and adherence.

To Apply

Send your resume and a link to your online portfolio to: designjob@almlabs.com No agencies or contractors please!

Avid Life Media – Junior Designer

Toronto, ON

Avid Life Media, a leading developer of some of the world’s most cutting edge dating web sites, is looking for a talented Junior Designer to join our growing team. You must be a team player who is able to communicate well, juggle multiple projects, proactively solve problems, and deliver against tight-deadlines in a fast paced environment.

This position located at our Toronto office at Yonge and Eglinton.
Your main responsibilities will be to design animated .gif banner ads/campaigns and landing pages. Other responsibilities will include designing HTML email creative, maintaining existing web properties, and other related projects. You will work closely with senior graphic designers and other departments to implement design with fast turnaround through all phases from concept to completion.

Requirements

  • Strong creative and technical skills including colour theory, typography, layout, user interface design and production techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards compliant HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Well-versed in the quirks of Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Safari, testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality and adherence.

Bonus

  • Experience with PHP.
  • Experience with Flash and Actionscript.

To Apply

Send your resume and a link to your online portfolio to: designjob@almlabs.com No agencies or contractors please!

iLoveRewards – Java Ninja

Toronto, ON

I Love Rewards, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and fastest growing companies, is seeking Senior Java Developers.

We want great Java Ninja’s to join our rapidly-expanding development team. You want to work on hard problems and be recognized and rewarded when you go above and beyond (which is often!). You want to work for a small company big on attitude and character, and you’re motivated by making an impact. Most importantly, you want to be in a place that’s full of people like you- A players who are fiercely intelligent, share a passion for their work, and know how to have fun!

As a Senior Java Developer, you will:

  • Write code from scratch that builds major features and squashes convoluted bugs for the I Love Rewards Express web platform
  • Optimize and refactor our services using Amazon’s EC2,S3, and EBS cloud based architectures
  • Work with passionate and talented individuals in a startup atmosphere, producing customer facing functionality in short iterations in an Agile environment
  • Worry about non-functional requirements that most users take for granted (security, usability, flexibility, in-code documentation, etc.)
  • Mentor other developers
  • Work in an environment where your manager understands you (he/she was a developer too), cares about your continual improvement, and also gives you interesting work

As a Senior Java Developer, you:

  • Are a Java master with 7-10 years experience in OOP, web based architectures and still love to code
  • Have implemented and maintained scalable, redundant and fault tolerant systems for the web with loads over 100k concurrent users
  • Love Agile development and delivery, write test cases first and are an evangelist for software quality
  • Have occasional dreams of the Java Virtual Machine, OOP and AOP
  • Are a master in all things Spring, Hibernate, JSP, Servlets, XML, & Javascript
  • Are a practitioner with Eclipse, MySQL, Tomcat, Apache, Linux and Amazon AWS
  • Are a firm believer that free, open source software can rival the performance of expensive application and database servers when you do it right
  • Know that enterprise design patterns have nothing to do with fabric
  • Went to school for computer science/engineering or wrote kick-ass software anyway
  • Are a pointaholic (you get really excited by getting cool stuff for free with your points)

I Love Rewards is one of North America’s leading web-based rewards & recognition providers. We proudly hold many acclaims (Canada’s Top 100 Employers, GTA’s Top 50 Employers two years in a row), we offer an outstanding corporate culture, competitive benefits, a generous vacation policy, an Employee Stock Options Plan, a location in trendy Liberty Village, and lots more.

This is your chance to be a part of an awesome team of people and contribute to an environment where innovation and initiative are encouraged and rewarded. If you love a challenge, share our "work hard/play hard" mentality, thrive on change, and continuously strive for excellence, apply for a position with us today.

Nine to fivers need not apply.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted directly. No analog phone calls please, we’re digital 🙂

Apply at MeshJobs.com

We are looking for 10 great people to join our team in all areas (sales, IT, finance, accounting, customer support, etc.).  All jobs are posted at www.meshjobs.com!

socialDeck – Rockstar Engineer

Toronto, ON

Position: Rockstar Engineer opening at funded startup – socialDeck

Meet socialDeck

We’re building a platform for cross platform gaming — technology that enables games to be played between mobile and the web.  Think playing games from your iPhone to Facebook to BlackBerry to MySpace.  Our founders are ex-Amazon and ex-Microsoft rockstar developers and both are ex-Waterloo. Our first iPhone game, Shake and Spell is already live on Apple’s AppStore (it’s a top 100 application).  We are all about work and play hard and believe employees are our biggest asset.  We are funded by a tier 1 VC and located in a King West loft space with 22 ft ceilings and a badminton court inside.  Drinks every Friday.

Rockstar Engineer

Ready to kick some tail and have an amazing time doing it? How about working with the most cutting edge technologies, applying them to the next generation of gaming? We are looking for the brightest and most talented software engineer who will work with the platform team on building out our gaming platform in the cloud.  He/she will design and implement highly-scalable server systems to connect to the world’s most popular networks.  He/she will also be involved in building our client frameworks for iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook, and Android.  Sound like fun?

The nitty gritty; we’re looking for people with:

  • iPhone: You’ve worked with Objective-C and understand the basics of the iPhone APIs
  • J2ME/BlackBerry/Android: You’ve worked with J2ME and understand the design and development constraints associated with building for a mobile platform
  • J2SE, Hibernate, Spring: You have worked with the Java/Hibernate/Spring stack and can get a simple web app up in no time
  • Linux, Tomcat: You’re comfortable working in UNIX and have experience working with and tuning Tomcat
  • MySQL: You know some basic SQL and understand how to analyze and optimize DBs for scalability and performance
  • Web services (REST): You understand web services (specifically REST), both architecturally and operationally
  • SOA: You understand why SOA (Service-Oriented-Architecture) makes sense and how to build a loosely coupled distributed system using those principals
  • C/C++: You’re not afraid of pointers
  • Facebook: Experience with the API is a plus

If you don’t have all of the above, no sweat.  Let’s talk.

What we offer

  • Salary, generous equity + beer
  • Comfy chairs
  • Big monitors
  • A chance to change the world of gaming forever
  • Apply

    jobs@socialdeck.com

Noomii – UE/Web Designer

Vancouver, BC

Noomii is a Vancouver-based web startup in need of a full-time UE/web designer who is interested in making our site look great and work with intuitive ease.

At the minimum, you should be well versed in modern markup and design techniques. You understand the importance of markup validity and keep style and content separate. You should have an established portfolio of web-based work showcasing your visual design and technical layout skills. You have experience dealing with and resolving cross browser CSS issues (*though this is a bit easier at noomii since we’ve dropped support for IE6).

In addition to making things look good, you should be a "UE" nerd. You should be keenly considerate of how every detail in your design affects navigation and usage. You will create mock-ups and paper-based designs for new features, convert mock-ups into working HTML files and sit in on live user-testing for feedback on our product.

Above all the skills necessary to fulfill this job, you are passionate and excited about the emergence of web-based applications and the advancement of UI principles. You focus on the details and get things done right.

This position is being offered as a short-term contract and if you prove to be the the right fit, we want to hire you full-time with additional benefits and potential stock options.

You must work in our Vancouver office. Telecommuting is not an option. Do not contact us if you do not live in (or are not willing to relocate to) the Vancouver area.

Required skills and experience

  • Have ‘owned’ the CSS on an interactive website
  • Understand everything comes down to user experience
  • Paper prototyping
  • HTML and advanced CSS layout / design
  • Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Javascript experience (ideally jQuery)
  • Simplicity
  • Elegance

Nice to have

  • Multiple device/media layouts (ie. for iPhones)
  • Color theory
  • Conducted and observed user-testing
  • Developed a design guide
  • SEO

About Us

Noomii launched in October 2008 (http://www.noomii.com). Since then we have had steady user-growth and positive press.

If you want to directly contribute to a great product, work in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and join our growing team of top-notch developers, send your resume to jobs@noomii.com.

CBC – Information Architect – TOR02049

Toronto, ON

https://cbc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

Description

Take pride in what you do–and where you work. CBC/Radio Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions, with over 10,000 employees. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.  CBC.ca is one of Canada’s largest, most respected and most used (by both Canadians and audiences outside of Canada) websites.

As the Information Architect you will be part of a team responsible for guiding the design and delivery of architecture and usability of the entire CBC.ca website as well as specific website sections and other CBC digital products and services.  You will work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to define information architecture and usability requirements for products and services in development and ensure that all of CBC’s digital products and services meet a high level of information architecture and usability standards.  Finally you must maintain a strong awareness of industry trends, competitor developments and changes in the field of information architecture and usability through an ongoing process of research, information gathering and personal development.

The Information Architect is expected to:

  • Research and design the information architecture recommendations as well as detailed wireframes for CBC.ca websites and other digital products in development.
  • Author project documentation including conceptual diagrams, wireframes, site maps, interaction flows, storyboards and content inventories.
  • Collaborate with designers, technical developers, project managers and other teams to deliver outstanding products.
  • Research and document information architecture industry standards and best practices.
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient & effective usability methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards.
  • Act as the Information Architecture advocate and consultant to project teams
  • providing expert guidance and leading thinking around regarding principles of information architecture and user-centered design.
  • Analyze audience research data and identify information and functional needs.

Qualifications

  • University or College degree in human factors/usability and/or information architecture.
  • Minimum 2 years related information architecture / human factors / usability working experience.
  • At least 1 year experience in the role of information architect/ user experience lead /interface design lead.
  • Experience applying research and analysis to support information architecture recommendations and design.
  • Proven understanding of user-centered design techniques & demonstrated ability to incorporate UCD principles into the information architecture and design of user interfaces.
  • Extensive knowledge of front-end interactive design solutions and working knowledge of capabilities of different platforms and browsers and their design constraints on the Web.
  • Expertise in Visio (or other similar application) and all MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability in gathering and translating website requirements from stakeholders.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to form partnerships and lead towards successful information architecture and usability recommendations both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with both large and small scale projects
  • Ability to provide creative solutions balancing user, business and technical needs.
  • Strong creative, problem solving and conceptual skills.
  • Logical, analytical and detail oriented.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Ability to occasionally work on evenings, weekends and holidays as required to meet deadlines.

Apply

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and we therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

https://cbc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

Website: www.cbc.ca

Akoha – Experience Designer

Montreal, QC

Original posting on StandoutJobs

Title: Experience Designer to help design a better world.

Location: Montreal, Canada.

Languages: Must be extremely fluent in written and spoken English. French an bonus.

Compensation: TBD based on experience.

Summary: Akoha, an online social reality game is seeking a User Experience guru

Come and join Akoha as we create the game that will make the world a better place!

About Akoha

Akoha is a funded startup making the world’s first social reality game. We’re a small team of startup veterans from the Internet, venture capital and gaming communities in Montreal. We’ve hit the stage at TechCrunch50 and TED 2009 and are some of the pioneers in using games to make the world a better place. We want to change the way people think about how on-line communities can affect their real-world lives.

What we’re looking for is an Experience Designer who wants to design a better world.

You deeply believe that great design can change the world and you’re just looking for the opportunity to make it a reality.

We’re looking for a key User Experience guru to help the passionate team at Akoha take our design skills to the next level. For the right candidate this is the opportunity of a lifetime to join a well-funded, experienced team with a killer idea on the brink of a break-out success. We believe that creating incredible product design expertise throughout the company will be a key component of Akoha’s success and we’ll stop at nothing to ensure we find the right person to lead the charge.

You know you’re the right candidate if you’re a self-proclaimed design-freak. You notice great design everywhere and anywhere. From the simple pen that writes perfectly to the five-star hotel that provides your every whim before you’re even aware of it, designing these experiences makes you as giddy as a schoolgirl. You have a great combination of practical, theoretical and team management experience and has demonstrated the ability to instill a world-class internal design culture.

Reporting to the VP of Product Development, you and our development team will bring Akoha to the next level. Your primary responsibility is to delight our players in every way imaginable.

The Perfect Candidate

You know you’re the perfect candidate if you:

Push the boundaries: You’re an leader in the UX field (maybe just waiting to be discovered) but despite getting great results you’re constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries. You relish the opportunity to get together with other leaders in the field to trade ideas about how to integrate the new-new thing into your daily practice.

Lead the pack: Everyone says you’re the best at what you do. While your humility prevents you from tooting your own horn too loudly, you secretly know this to be true.

Self-proclaimed Design-Nerd: You own a t-shirt that says "Design will save the world! Just ask me how…" (and you deeply believe that). You see ways of using great design in every aspect of your life and examples of bad design make you feel physically unwell.

You’re Tough but Fair: While you understand that you’re not always right, you’re ready to make the call when necessary and you’re not afraid to ruffle some feathers to make sure that the user gets the experience that they deserve.

Awesome Facilitation Skills: While you’ve done it all before you know that getting the design right requires everyone’s input and creativity. You’ve worked hard to hone your facilitation skills but no-one would know that because you lead design sessions with the aplomb of a orchestra conductor.

You’re Never Satisfied: Your personal matra is the Fine Young Cannibals ’80 hit "I’m Not Satisfied". From your team’s performance to your own personal development, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve the things that you do. For you, "Good" is never good enough and "Great" can always be better.

You’re a Data Junkie: Stepping into do design without the right data just makes you feel dirty. Likewise, when the team has pushed the newest changes you’re stuck to the analytics page like bubble-gum in mop-top. Your know that pushing features without being able to track the results is just plain wrong and your dedication to user testing has been described as "religious".

Have Legendary Energy: Your colleagues wonder where you get all your energy and your team suspects that you may be using illegal substances to provide you with your unfailing pep (it’s not true). Your secret is that you love your work and it’s what gives you the drive to keep up the pace.

Bonus points awarded if:

Have a Love of Games and Game Design: You love games and you’ve designed games in your spare time (or ideally you’re a full-blown game designer!) You love all types of games and you play any type of game you can get your hands on: board-games, soduko, hide-and-seek, you name it. In your spare time and you justify your urge to buy the newest console game by saying that you need to "evaluate it for work".

What the Job Entails

Reporting to the VP of Product Development, your primary responsibility is to delight our players in every way imaginable. Other top-line responsibilities include:

  • Champion the development and evolution of Akoha’s in-house design practice;
  • Ensure that product design supports product and company strategies;
  • Work with players, partners, and teammates to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Create and collaborate on, clear design documents that support product development;
  • Shape Akoha into a game that is both fun and magical for its players.

You have:

  • Years of UX design experience, working with a team that produced amazing results;
  • Designed web software that people love;
  • Design experience in other fields: game, print, landscape, fashion, etc.;
  • Lead a design process in another organization;
  • Amazing facilitation skills;
  • Fluent oral and written English, with French as a great asset;
  • A tendency to work hard and get stuff done, on-time, without breaking a sweat.

You like:

  • Free snack food, drinks, and pulling delicious shots of espresso.
  • Passionate co-workers who are as smart and enthusiastic as you are.
  • Optional Dress-Up Fridays. Every day is casual day, but sometimes you just have to rock out.
  • TEDtalks (especially the design ones)
  • Working with some of the leading change makers in the world who are fighting for the environment, battling poverty, funding education, improving health-care, and nurturing the arts.

Want to work with us? We want to talk to you.

Note: This is a full-time position, available immediately and based in Montreal (A beautiful city that we are happy to help you relocate to if you are not local)

How To Apply

We will not begin setup interviews with candidates until May 4th.

Please have your application submitted before that date.  We want to give all applicants the time to put together a great application with all the trimmings.  If you have another opportunity you are considering and need to hear from us please let us know and we’ll try to accomodate your schedule.

Required elements for your application:

  • Cover letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role
  • Your CV and portfolio
  • Links to any blog posts you’ve written on user experience design
  • Links to any talks you’ve presented
  • Any examples of your work you are free to share (stuff like User Mental Model Diagrams, Navigation Patterns Documents, Paper Prototype Documents, Storyboards or Sketchboards, Wireframes)
  • Something to surprise us and show us your personality

Apply for this Job