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Unity3D Developer

Company: Bit Space Development
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Contract

You will be working with the technical team to develop our video games. Working directly with the project lead and occasionally the client you will be called upon to solve technical problems in creative ways. You will be the technical backbone of the projects and your problem-solving skills will help us innovate and build exciting new content.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Bit Space Development

Specializing in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, we have an exciting array of new projects that span across multiple partner companies and are looking for new team members. Our team, headed by internationally recognized innovators, have a combined 12 years of experience bringing innovative projects to light. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and animated people interested in bleeding-edge technology, cool topics and innovative ideas.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute code to our games
  • Help solve technical challenges
  • Develop software using Unity3D and related technology
  • Work closely with the design team to build visually pleasing but functional software
  • Create and maintain documentation including all aspects of the code
  • Participate in testing and provide feedback for gameplay improvements
  • Attend meetings with the team, as required

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to develop software using modern practices and frameworks
  • Understanding of wireframes, prototypes, and familiarity with UI research a plus
  • Understanding of Unity3D and can demonstrate the use of the software
  • Understanding of game development principles and foundations
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently as required to achieve project deliverables
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills including demonstrated ability to use lateral thinking to resolve design issues
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and to deliver projects against firm deadlines
  • Passion for gaming and an interest in designing engaging games

 

Ideal Candidates

  • Previous video game development experience an asset
  • Formal Unity3D certification an asset
  • Game Jam experience an asset
  • VR or AR experience is a strong asset
  • Access to XR hardware is an asset when working remotely.

 

Further Instructions

If this sounds like you please send your portfolio or digital examples of your work with your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All positions are currently remote due to COVD-19 but will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba when it is safe to return to the office. This is a term position with the option to renew. Preference is given to those who have experience working on a team creating a video game in the past. Please send us a link to your GitHub and portfolio along with a resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]. Cover letters can be addressed to Daniel Blair.  

IoT Developer

Company: Bit Space Development
Location: Remote-Winnipeg
Position Type: Contract

You will be working directly with our engineering team & manufacturing team to implement prototype hardware and changes as well as the rest of our software team. Your role will be critical when it comes to implementing both product changes as well as custom business logic for our clients.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Bit Space Development

Specializing in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, we have an exciting array of new projects that span across technologies and we are looking for new team members. Our team, headed by internationally recognized innovators, is looking for talented, enthusiastic and animated people interested in bleeding-edge technology, cool topics and innovative ideas.

Our growing internet of things department is looking to bring on a software developer. This position will require you to work quickly when it comes to prototyping and assist our hardware team when it comes to testing and implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute code to our raspberry pi based projects
  • Help solve technical challenges
  • Develop firmware to integrate with IoT hardware such as relays, buttons, sensors, and more.
  • Work with our engineering team to help make sure that hardware changes are reflected in the code and are able to be implemented in firmware.
  • Create and maintain documentation including all aspects of the code
  • Participate in testing and provide feedback for gameplay improvements
  • Attend meetings with the team, as required

Qualifications

  • A strong understanding of Python programming
  • A strong understanding of Bash scripting
  • A strong understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Experience working with single board computers
  • An understanding of GPIO pins and how they work

Ideal Candidates

  • Experience working with other single board computers such as the Jetson Nano or Arduino considered an asset
  • Experience working with 4G expansion boards is considered an asset
  • Preference is given to those who have experience working on a team creating and deploying projects in the past in the past.

Further Instructions

Please send us a link to your GitHub and portfolio along with a resume and cover letter in PDF format. Cover letters can be addressed to Daniel Blair. Note: All positions are currently remote due to COVD-19 but will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba when it is safe to return to the office. This is a term position with the option to renew. This is a short term-based employment to start due to project structure however we intend to extend this position beyond the term. We are open to contract positions during the term as well.

JavaScript WebXR Developer

Company: Bit Space Development
Location: Remote-Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

You will be working with the technical team to develop our VRSafety platform. Working directly with the project lead and occasionally clients, you will be called upon to solve technical problems in creative ways. You will be the project’s technical backbone, and your problem-solving skills will help us innovate and build exciting new content.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Bit Space Development

Specializing in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, we have an exciting array of new projects that span across technologies and we are looking for new team members. Our team, headed by internationally recognized innovators, is looking for talented, enthusiastic and animated people interested in bleeding-edge technology, cool topics and innovative ideas.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for developing the immersive front end and interactable tooling for use in VR and on the standard browser through our CMS products. Your job will be to bring the content to life using modern XR input methods and design techniques.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in computer science, web development or an equivalent.
  • 2+ years of experience with JavaScript frameworks like Babylon
  • Excellent skills with HTML5/CSS/JavaScript programming
  • Excellent skills in Typescript
  • Excellent skills to create and understand relational databases diagrams
  • Basic understanding of automated testing frameworks
  • Excellent skills with responsive development techniques
  • Excellent understanding and experience with Version control systems

Ideal Candidates

  • 2+ years experience with WebXR in A-Frame, Babylon, or similar frameworks
  • Experience using the following frameworks:
    • A-Frame
    • Babylon
    • WebGL
  • Experience with: source control
  • Experience with: JavaScript Libraries
  • Experience working on and developing VR applications
  • Experience loading and manipulating 3D objects in WebXR

Further Instructions

If this sounds like you, please send your portfolio or digital examples of your work with your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Sales Team Member

Company: Bit Space Development Ltd.
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full Time

Bit Space Development is looking to expand our sales team! The position of “sales professional” will work under the sales manager to develop new leads and attend sales meetings, and drive the revenue which allows for our exciting technology to grow.

The sales, marketing, and management team meet weekly (both in-person and digitally) to identify where we can help each other, share leads, and set each other up for success. You will be given access to the tools you need to do your job as well as access to the BSD offices to work out of (although your home / where you’re most creative is great too!) as well as board rooms which can be booked for calls & meetings.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Bit Space Development Ltd.

Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting edge digital media technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Highly organized
  • Able to work both alone and within a team
  • Ability to work remotely (office space is available when needed)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Training in sales, business administration, or business development a strong asset

Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency with the English language (Additional languages are awesome too!)
  • Proficiency with GSuite tools (Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets) an asset
  • An interest in the video game industry a strong asset
  • Previous experience with virtual reality technology a strong asset

Ideal Candidates

A professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who wants to work with fast-paced companies in a high-tech sector. Previous sales experience will help you a lot but we love learning with you. We are not caught up on diplomas or degrees but life experience goes a long way.

Further Instructions

Note: All positions are currently remote due to COVD-19 but will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba when it is safe to return to the office. This is a term position with the option to renew.

Account Executive

Company: Gryd
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

We are looking for an energetic, self-starter to join our team as an Account Executive who can take our suite of services and seek out opportunities and turn leads into long-lasting partnerships.

You will communicate directly with clients and prospects, understand their individual needs, and recommend products or services that maximize value for them. This position’s remuneration offers salary plus commission and benefits. 

Get on the Gryd and become our new Account Executive!

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Gryd

Gryd is a fast-growing, well invested, Canadian born startup committed to driving property tech forward. We provide our suite of services to the property management industry with our clients being some of the largest property managers, owners and REITs in the country. Our services are segmented into 3 divisions: GrydDigital, GrydRent, GrydPark. Check out more at www.gryd.com

This opportunity is within our GrydDigital team. GrydDigital provides media and marketing solutions to REITs, property managers, and owners across the country. Our network spans across Canada, giving us the ability to handle any volume of national portfolio. Acting as an extension of our client’s marketing department, we assist in filling listings faster with more qualified tenants using cutting edge media technology like virtual reality, 3D tours, photo and 3D virtual staging, and pre-build renders. 

Responsibilities

What you’ll be doing:

  • Building long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Providing support for clients by troubleshooting and resolving product issues and concerns.
  • Researching leads, evaluating new opportunities, and reaching out to prospects.
  • Presenting and demonstrating the value of products and services to prospective buyers.
  • Developing sales strategies and materials.
  • Documenting and updating customer records based on interactions.

Qualifications

What we are looking for:

  • A strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • A quick learner who will thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt to changing demand
  • 2-6 years of experiences in sales and/or accounts
  • Experience with the real estate, property management or marketing industry is considered an asset

Further Instructions

If you are interested in joining the Gryd Team please send your resume to [email protected] Please note, the start date is flexible.  

Online Reading Teacher/Literacy Specialist

Company: Hoot Reading
Location: Flexible (Headquarters in Winnipeg, MB) I Work from home
Position Type: Part-Time

Are you a retired teacher or substitute teacher who is passionate about teaching guided reading skills and can commit to teaching 30 hours a week online? Do you want the opportunity to earn extra money from the comfort of your own home? We are seeking educators with elementary reading experience who can start work immediately.

Hoot Reading is an online education company that connects emerging readers with experienced teachers to practice guided reading aloud over the award-winning Hoot Reading App. Our lessons are one to one and are personalized to the individual child.

We are currently recruiting teachers across Canada and the United States to help young students boost their reading skills – phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Our teachers will read online for 20 minutes with children from K to Gr.4 at a range of reading levels and struggling readers up to Gr. 9. Their job is to listen and provide constructive feedback in real-time as the child reads out loud.

THE OFFER 

  • $18-20/hour based on experience
  • Flexibility with no commute
  • We are open 8 am – 8 pm and can schedule your hours based on your availability.
  • Sessions to be completed in your home. All you need is an Apple iPad 2 or higher and reliable internet service.
  • Additional income available for teacher referrals or assisting with special projects
  • The opportunity to participate in an innovation in educational technology that has great potential for scale.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Hoot Reading

Hoot Reading is a leader in online reading education, offering personalized lessons that can be completed online, from the comfort of home. Hoot connects kids with experienced classroom teachers, to practice reading over a proprietary video chat App, which was designed based on a research project at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street). Their customized reading programs – Hoot Enrich, Hoot Tutor, and Hoot Junior – are designed to ensure that all readers (of any age or level) receive the attention and help they deserve. Their mission is to close the gap on the 4th grade reading slump and help ALL kids learn to read. Visit www.hootreading.com to learn more.

Responsibilities

  • Be available 30+ hours a week from Monday – Friday 8 am to 8 pm and/or weekends at 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Maintain a consistent schedule – Sessions are pre-scheduled
  • Keep notes and provide feedback – We ask for a quick 3-minute feedback report after each session.
  • Able to self motivate

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of classroom experience with preference to PreK to Gr. 4
  • Passion for literacy and guided reading
  • Criminal records/child abuse registry check upon request

Further Instructions

Apply today! Please email [email protected] with your resume and availability or apply on our website www.hootreading.com

Designer

Company: Hoot Reading Inc.
Location: Remote
Position Type: Full-Time

We’re looking for a skilled and passionate Designer to join our growing team!

The ideal candidate has experience in UI and graphic design and is excited to collaborate in an agile, high-growth startup environment! We are looking for a designer that will leverage their creative and analytical skill sets to deliver on-brand visual assets for social and sales content, mockup high-fidelity designs, and execute design strategy inline with Hoot’s user-focused vision. The candidate is a driven, self-starter that will thrive working across platforms and products, is flexible and prepared to roll up their sleeves to help wherever is needed, and is prepared to ensure great user experiences!

Closing Date: March 13, 2021

About Hoot Reading Inc.

Hoot Reading is a leading edtech start up that connects kids with teacher to learn to read.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

– Develop design strategy for multiple customer-facing assets, including our web app, website, emails, and social and sales channels
– Elevate cross-platform design (including e-commerce performance) for success with diverse (age and geographic location) user groups
– Thoughtfully design marketing assets that can be leveraged for website landing pages, digital creative, email, sales materials, and social media, including creating and visualizing copy as needed
– Work with tech, operations, and marketing stakeholders to identify innovative opportunities to deliver value to users inline with design and business objectives
– Maintain a pipeline of mid-long term initiatives and work to effectively achieve them in an agile development environment
– Apply design best practices of leaders in the high-growth tech and ed-tech spaces

Qualifications

This job is for you if you:

– Have 2+ years related experience in an agency, marketing environment, or UI/UX design role (recent college or university graduates are also encouraged to apply)
– Have post-secondary training in visual design (considered a high-value asset, not required)
– Have exceptional skills in graphic design, typography, production, and colour correction
– Have experience with developing design visions and strategies that correspond to product development roadmaps and business objectives
– Comfortable making user-driven decisions, setting milestones for design discovery, and tracking progress
– Have exceptional skills in web design, conceiving UI flow, and composing and producing visual assets
– Proficient in graphic and visual design softwares including Adobe Suite, InVision, and other similar software
– Have excellent attention to detail, interpersonal/communication skills, and organizational skills for proactive, self-motivated success
– Are a deadline-driven performer with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
– Are able to think strategically and creatively, and execute with excellence.

Further Instructions

Please send salary expectations (hourly rate), a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to [email protected] A portfolio accompanying an application will be considered a significant asset. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and value applications from underrepresented groups.

Project Manager for Digital Media (Apps, Websites and Games)

Company: Tactica Interactive
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

Do you want to take your Project Manager career to the next level?

As a Project Manager at Tactica, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with top talent to solve interesting challenges while crafting mobile apps, games, and websites for health, education, and entertainment.

We’re looking for experienced digital media project managers to help us take ideas from initial concept to launch and beyond. You’ll be collaborating with designers, developers, product owners, and other project managers to deliver projects within scope, on time and on budget.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Tactica Interactive

Tactica is an award-winning interactive digital media studio located in the heart of Winnipeg with clients across North America. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by creating engaging evidence-based health, education, and entertainment apps, and websites. We want to push the boundaries of interactive experience design, and we’re looking for more like-minded people to join us.

We collaborate with researchers and brands around the world, including CBC, Ducks Unlimited, Oprah Winfrey Network, McGill University, Sick Kids Hospital, Columbia University, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Travel Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and dozens more. We take on exciting challenges where we can make a difference.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Support our team to develop great websites, apps, and games
  • Communicate clearly and timely with our clients and ensure their needs are met
  • Manage project resources including analysts, designers, and developers
  • Prepare project plans, statements of work, schedules, and project reports
  • Assist in the gathering of project requirements and estimates
  • Manage multiple projects of varying scope and duration
  • Manage external contractors and teams
  • Monitor and manage project budgets
  • Provide project and organizational reporting

 

 

Qualifications

  • Three or more years of Project Management experience
  • Excellent communication skills to convey processes, time, scope and budget parameters and progress to your team and clients
  • High emotional intelligence as demonstrated by your ability to put yourself in the mind of team members and clients
  • Passion for problem-solving and interactive digital media
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Conscientiousness and attention to detail
  • A positive growth mindset

 

Ideal Candidates

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment;
  • A post-secondary education studying Project Management and applying it to digital products including apps and websites.

Further Instructions

Fulltime or Part-time hours: 20-40 per week Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent Additional pay: Bonus pay Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home
Schedule: Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: We're currently working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic. Experience: Project Management: 3 years (Preferred) Education: Bachelor's Degree (Preferred) License: Project Management Professional (PMP) (Preferred) Work remotely: Yes

Senior Full Stack Developer

Company: Upfeat Media Inc.
Location: Remote
Position Type: Full-Time

As a member of the team, you would be working in a microservice ecosystem, with PHP at its core, with tools like Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, as well as with frontend technologies like webpack, Sass, VueJS, etc.  Being a technology-focused company, we are looking for someone who loves learning and experimenting with new things.  We are also looking for someone who loves pushing themselves to achieve bigger and better things.  We are a small company trying to do big things and every person counts.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Upfeat Media Inc.

We are a content technology company that focuses on content analytics and monetization, with some of the biggest online news & magazine companies in the world as our clients. Our software gives publishers unique insight into how their content is performing, as well as tools that help them better monetize their content. We are looking for passionate and dedicated product managers to join our team and help us create the next generation of commerce content publishing and analytics tools.

Responsibilities

  • Experience with modern web development frameworks
  • Experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Memcache, Redis, MongoDB, or Elasticsearch
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, and frontend pre-processors (such as Sass)
  • Javascript experience, including experience with frameworks like vueJS or reactJS (bonus if experienced with frontend build tools like webpack)
  • Experience with continuous integration
  • Experience with unit testing

Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science
  • 5 years experience as a full-stack developer

Full Stack Developer

Company: VidDay
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Position Type: Full-Time

The full stack developer will help us launch new features for our web app to bring an even better experience to our customers. This is an opportunity to join our team in the early stages and help grow the business.

 

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About VidDay

VidDay is a tech start-up that is harnessing the power of video to revolutionize the online gift and greeting card industry by proudly offering a collaborative and eco-friendly gifting solution that gives back to the world with every video. By bringing people together to create a meaningful gift, it has helped people in over 185 countries stay connected and celebrate special occasions.

Responsibilities

What You’ll Be Doing :

  • React component unit tests
  • React component development
  • Development operations
  • Issue tracking
  • API optimization

Qualifications

  • Minimum: Javascript
  • Some Experience in React, Redux, Jest
  • Not necessary but a bonus: NoSQL experience, specifically RethinkDB, Experience with CI/CD platforms, especially GitLab, GitLab-CI

Ideal Candidates

WHAT EXCITES US:

  • Employee first approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to rigorously prioritize in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Low ego? No task is too small to deserve your full effort and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to act with a sense of urgency, while maintaining accuracy and data integrity.
  • Impeccable level of discretion when handling confidential or sensitive information.

Graphic Designer

Company: VidDay
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

VidDay is looking for a Designer to join our creative team.

We need someone passionate about creating content that’s not just practical and persuasive but engaging and entertaining — a designer with skills in multiple areas.

Someone who dabbles in everything from UI/UX design to web design to graphic design to motion graphics.

And if you don’t know something, you don’t hesitate to roll up your sleeves and learn something new.

VidDay is a small yet ambitious team with lots to accomplish. We’re rapidly changing, so we need someone who can thrive in that environment.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About VidDay

We’re a team of like-minded individuals who are building a company that is a positive force in the world.

VidDay is a collaborative video maker for people who want to give a personalized gift. With VidDay, you can collect video messages and photos from friends to compile a beautiful video.

No editing skills are required because VidDay makes the video for you! Birthday videos are the most popular, but a VidDay video is a perfect gift for all special occasions.

The meaningful videos we help our customers make brings a genuine sense of happiness as it makes people feel loved and appreciated.

We don’t stop there.

We want our impact on the world to be bigger than spreading happiness through videos. Not only do we give people a way to share an eco-friendly gift, but for every video sold, VidDay will plant one tree.

Plus, Get Well videos are free because support from loved ones can make a difference when fighting through or recovering from an illness.

Our mission is to make a billion people smile, and we could use your help!

Responsibilities

  • Understand the business needs and strategy for each project
  • Work autonomously while keeping a line of communication open with your team
  • Translate raw information and ideas into compelling concepts
  • Manage priorities and deliver on timelines
  • Handle quick turnarounds without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to take direction and critique

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of professional design experience
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with UI/UX design
  • Experience with motion graphics and video editing
  • Experience with GSuite
  • Bonus: Bilingual (French & English)

Further Instructions

Applications/Resumes should be submitted to - [email protected]

Production & Design Specialist

Company: Wawanesa Insurance
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Position Type: Full-Time

The Production and Design Specialist is responsible for tracking and managing incoming projects, configuring and maintaining digital asset management, organizing and assigning work to team members, coordinating with external vendors and key stakeholders, and tracks expenses to budget. In this role, you will collaborate with other members of the Brand Communications team to support the design and production of creative assets for internal and external campaigns, as well as broker, customer, and employee communications. The successful candidate will be a skilled multi-tasker who is detail-oriented, organized, and focused on timelines.

Closing Date: February 26, 2021

About Wawanesa Insurance

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the design and production of print and digital assets for creative collateral spanning multiple channels and audiences
  • Manage intake of incoming project requests; prepare daily priority lists and weekly project status reports
  • Regularly track and update project statuses to ensure projects remain on schedule and are adequately resourced
  • Inform project teams of any updates and changes as they occur; communicate potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Track budget estimates, invoices, and manage payments
  • Create timelines, instructions, and breakdowns for future projects
  • Collaborate on work and coordinate projects with external vendors
  • Manage digital assets and maintain style guidelines for both print and web, ensuring version control and proper licensing
  • Support graphic design needs while respecting quality and brand consistency.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in traffic coordination and graphic design in an in-house creative department or creative agency
  • Degree or diploma in marketing, communications, graphic design, or related experience
  • Ever curious about digital tools and opportunities to improve efficiency; a natural researcher and early adopter
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills; service-focused
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and focused on timelines
  • Advanced technical proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Intermediate technical proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficient with project management software (e.g. Wrike, Workfront, Asana); proven experience with developing schedules and timelines for projects
  • Strong knowledge of print layout and production techniques
  • Strong command of visual design capabilities, including composition, information hierarchy, and typography
  • Experience with production standards across multiple mediums, such as interactive media/video, print, and web.

Ideal Candidates

  • Experience with photography, illustration, email marketing and/or video production considered an asset
  • French proficiency considered an asset.

Further Instructions

  Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume by visiting our Careers Site: http://bit.ly/36eVbvU Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.

Unity 3D Developer

Company: ZenFri Inc.
Location: Manitoba
Position Type: Full-Time

You will be working as part of the technical team to develop and polish original and highly innovative interactive experiences. Working directly with the team lead, you will be called upon to solve technical problems in creative ways while forming part of the backbone for some of our most ambitious projects.

Closing Date: March 1, 2021

About ZenFri Inc.

ZenFri Inc. is currently looking for an experienced software developer with a passion for creating innovative story-driven experiences on virtual reality and augmented reality platforms. Successful candidates will be able to work from home and will join a Winnipeg-based team while also having opportunities to collaborate with project-specific talents from across North America.

Responsibilities

•  Contribute high-quality code in a collaborative and thoughtful way

•  Help solve novel or complex technical challenges

•  Develop software using Unity3D and related technologies

•  Work closely with the art, design, and narrative teams to integrate 3D assets, designs, and audio/visual elements

•  Create and maintain documentation including all aspects of the code

•  Participate in testing and provide feedback for gameplay improvements

•  Attend meetings (in-person in Winnipeg and/or over video call) with the team as required

Qualifications

•  Bachelors degree or college diploma in computer science and/or related experience.

•  Highly proficient with programming, modern practices and frameworks, debugging, and designing solutions in the C# language

•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•  Understanding of Unity3D and can demonstrate the use of the software

•  Competency in the areas of game development

•  Ability to work in a team and independently as required in an agile environment

•  Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills including demonstrated ability to use lateral thinking, while also knowing when to ask for help from other team members

•  Understanding of wireframes, prototypes, and familiarity with HCI research a plus

•  VR or AR experience is a strong asset

•  Interest or experience in Photogrammetry an asset

•  Experience integrating branching narrative (such as Twine) outputs in Unity an asset

Further Instructions

Preference is given to those who have experience creating a video game or interactive experience in a team setting. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their portfolio or digital examples of work with a resume and cover letter in PDF format addressed to Dee King at info[at]zenfri.com

3D Artist and Animator

Company: ZenFri Inc.
Location: 70 Arthur Street Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

ZenFri Inc. is currently looking for an experienced 3D Artist with a passion for crafting innovative story-driven experiences on virtual reality platforms and upcoming immersive projects. Successful candidates will be able to work from home and join the Winnipeg-based team while also having opportunities to collaborate with project-specific talents from across North America. Preference is given to those who have experience creating a video game in a team setting.

Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Start Date: March 9, 2021

About ZenFri Inc.

ZenFri Inc. is an award-winning creative arts company with a deep passion for pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Working across an array of mediums including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), interactive narratives, film, literature and visual art, we fearlessly go wherever the story takes us. Using our unique style and visionary leadership, we drive teams of artists and innovators to craft best-in-class experiences for audiences around the world.

Responsibilities

You will be working as part of the art team to develop 3D assets for highly innovative interactive experiences. Working directly with the team lead, you will generate characters, animations, and graphical assets and take part in animation rigging, rendering, texturing, lighting, and shading tasks, with the goal of creating a fun and beautifully rendered experience.

• Contribute to the design of individual game components including characters, setting, and props

• Contribute to and challenge designs to encourage the creation of the best quality product

• Model, texture and implement 3D characters and assets

• Rig and Animate 3D characters

• Create and maintain documentation, and proper file versioning

• Work closely with the technical artist and implementation team to ensure assets are easily and properly integrated into projects

• Attend meetings with the team virtually and/or on-site, as required

Qualifications

An Ideal Candidate:

• Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in 3D animation, graphic design, visual effects, or related field, and/or related experience

• Strong foundation in drawing, animation, and 3D design skills

• Technical proficiency in 3D software applications such as: Blender and/or Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects or Autodesk

• Experience using Unity

• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills

• Have a keen sense of how to blend storytelling with engaging visuals

• Ability to work in a team and independently as required to achieve project deliverables

• Passion for gaming and creating experiences that visually wow and inspire

• Lives or is willing to work in Manitoba

• VR or AR experience is a strong asset

• Knowledge of Houdini, and an understanding of vector math and physics fundamentals is a strong asset

Further Instructions

Preference is given to those who have experience creating a video game or interactive experience in a team setting. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their portfolio or digital examples of work with a resume and cover letter in PDF format addressed to Dee King at info[at]zenfri.com

Technical Artist

Company: ZenFri Inc.
Location: 70 Arthur Street Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

ZenFri Inc. is currently looking for an experienced Technical Artist with a passion for crafting innovative story-driven experiences on virtual reality platforms and upcoming immersive projects. Successful candidates will be able to work from home and join the Winnipeg-based team while also having opportunities to collaborate with project-specific talents from across North America. Preference is given to those who have experience creating a video game in a team setting.

Closing Date: March 1, 2021
Start Date: March 9, 2021

About ZenFri Inc.

ZenFri Inc. is an award-winning creative arts company with a deep passion for pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Working across an array of mediums including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), interactive narratives, film, literature and visual art, we fearlessly go wherever the story takes us. Using our unique style and visionary leadership, we drive teams of artists and innovators to craft best-in-class experiences for audiences around the world.

Responsibilities

You will be working as part of ZenFri’s award-winning creative team to develop VR-friendly custom surfacing, textures, shaders, effects, procedure systems and particle effects. Working directly with the project leads, you will craft unique surfaces and take part in rendering, texturing, lighting, and shading tasks, with the goal of creating a fun and beautifully rendered experience.

• Ensure the art production is meeting the technical constraints of the projects

• Help improve game fidelity and performance through development and use of art asset optimization workflows

• Build and maintain custom surfacing/textures/shaders which reflect the art direction of the project

• Develop unique or reusable particle systems and procedural asset generation pipelines

• Integrate and optimize assets into the project

• Contribute to and challenge designs to encourage the creation of the best quality product

• Work closely with developers to achieve an appropriate visual style that supports the design vision

• Create and maintain documentation, and proper file versioning

• Attend meetings with the team virtually and/or on-site, as required

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in 3D design, visual effects, or related field, and/or related experience

• Experience in Blender and/or Maya, UVing, Houdini, Substance Painter & Designer (or equivalent surfacing application)

• Experience in writing shaders or using a visual shader editor

• An understanding of vector math and physics fundamentals

• Experience using Unity required. Experience in Unreal an asset

• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills

• Ability to work in a team and independently as required to achieve project deliverables

• Ability to set tasks within the context of other team objectives

• Lives or is willing to work in Manitoba

• VR or AR experience is a strong asset

Further Instructions

Preference is given to those who have experience creating a video game or interactive experience in a team setting. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their portfolio or digital examples of work with a resume and cover letter in PDF format addressed to Dee King at info[at]zenfri.com