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Front End Developer – Vancouver, BC 

The Opportunity

We are calling for energetic and passionate individuals who can deliver excellence under minimal supervision.  Our ideal candidate is a creative programmer who creates visually stunning and user-friendly web interfaces, and finds elegant technical solutions to those throw up by the creative department.  If you enjoy working in a start-up environment with loads of opportunity to grow, this is the place for you. 

Our company is looking for a Front-End Developer to be based in Vancouver, BC, who will be working with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works. This position will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer, and will be an integral role in taking our map-based product, Arkit, to the next level.

About Us

Arkit is a Vancouver-based company on a mission to change how people work, communicate and share using maps. Our web app makes it easy for teams to work together on map-based projects, by combining intuitive mapping features with collaborative project management tools. It gives users a visual, map-based system to plan and organize projects, track location-based information, manage and complete work, and share across teams and companies. Arkit powers more informed decision-making, reduces project risk, increases efficiency and makes every day more productive and successful.  Our website:  http://www.arkit.io

Responsibilities

·       Develop functional and appealing user-facing features for web-based applications.

·       Build reusable code and libraries for future use

·       Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

·       Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability

·       Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Required Skills and Qualifications

·       B.S. degree in Computer Science, Design, Engineering or related fields

·       1-3 years of application design experience

·       Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

·       Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

·       Good understanding of advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, etc.

·       Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX

·       Good understanding of server-side technologies, such as Java and MySql

·       Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them

·       Proficient understanding of code versioning and IDE tools, such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Git and SVN

·       Basic understanding of CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS

·       Basic knowledge of GIS / mapping framework such as Google Map API or OL3 is a plus

·       Experience with mobile development language, such as Swift, is a plus

·       Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Our company offers competitive compensation packages for the right candidate to join our team in the role of Front-End Developer. We actively encourage and provide opportunities for growth and professional development. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Please submit your resume and design portfolio to Chris Kam at chris@arkit.io


Part-Time Software Quality Assurance - Vancouver, BC

The Opportunity

We are calling for energetic and passionate individuals who can deliver excellence under minimal supervision.  Our ideal candidate is a detail oriented individual who has systems thinking ability, integration test exposure and white and gray box analytical skills.  If you enjoy working in a start-up environment with loads of opportunity to grow, this is the place for you. 

Our company is looking for a part-time Software Quality Assurance to be based in Vancouver, BC, who will learn to work with, test and debug qualified software components as part of large, highly integrated, enterprise class development projects. This position will report directly to the Software Development Lead, and will be an integral role in taking our map-based product, Arkit, to the next level.

About Us

Arkit is a Vancouver-based company on a mission to change how people work, communicate and share using maps. Our web app makes it easy for teams to work together on map-based projects, by combining intuitive mapping features with collaborative project management tools. It gives users a visual, map-based system to plan and organize projects, track location-based information, manage and complete work, and share across teams and companies. Arkit powers more informed decision-making, reduces project risk, increases efficiency and makes every day more productive and successful.  Our website:  http://www.arkit.io

Responsibilities

·       Leverages black box testing techniques to thoroughly test web based software applications

·       Quickly identifies, details and reports software defects

·       Takes appropriate action to deal with situations which might affect deliverable dates.

·       Documents test plan, test results and test steps for defect resolution

·       Assists product development team to define and refine requirements

Required Skills and Qualifications

·       Pursuing a BS degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology

·       Additional experience is a plus, but not required: SQL, shell scripts, writing test suites and debugging

·       Critical analysis and problem solving skills are necessary to be successful in this role

·       Strong analytical mind and strong problem solving experience

·       Experience with test automation is a plus

·       Excellent communications skills

 

Compensation and Benefits

Our company offers competitive compensation packages for the right candidate to join our team in the role of Software Quality Assurance (Part-time). We actively encourage and provide opportunities for growth and professional development. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Please submit your resume and design portfolio to Chris Kam at chris@arkit.io


We thank all applicants for their interest, however due the volume of applicants we're only able to contact candidates selected for an interview.

Header image: Flickr - Harshil Shah.