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Product I Lead UX Designer

Company: Hoot Reading
Location: Winnipeg (This is a remote position)
Position Type: Full-Time

The Product Lead UX Designer will work with the founders, product owners, and engineers to understand requirements and provide creative, thoughtful solutions for experiences on the Hoot Reading app, Customer Site, and internal tools. If you are a motivated self-starter who is looking to work autonomously in a startup team environment, this could be the role for you.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About Hoot Reading

Hoot Reading is one of Canada’s fastest-growing EdTech startups! We connect emerging readers and real teachers to practice reading over our proprietary video chat experience. We are rapidly growing and are looking for a highly motivated design leader to join our team. This is an amazing opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build and lead a proficient design team that will work alongside the engineering team building new features and experiences
  • Create mobile-first designs by combining the capabilities of mobile devices and knowledge of mobile best practices
  • Explore a variety of design directions, analyzing the pros and cons of each, to arrive at creative, thoughtful design solutions
  • Communicate the user experience at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, specs, and/or lightweight prototypes
  • Balance qualitative and quantitative data to make user-centered design decisions
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews with the founders, product owners, and other stakeholders
  • Iterate designs based on user feedback and business needs
  • Advocate for prioritization of changes, refinements, and improvements to the user experience

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience designing for cross-platform including desktop and tablets
  • Understanding of the Human Interface Guidelines and Material Design Guidelines
  • Proficiency with design tools like Figma, or Sketch
  • Experience collaborating with teams of designers, product owners, and engineers throughout the design process
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Comfort operating in a start-up environment and the ability to work through ambiguity and solve complex problems

Further Instructions

  • We are a casual and fun culture of highly motivated individuals aligned on our mission to bring innovation to the world of tutoring through technology
  • We keep meetings and other distractions to a minimum
  • Slack instead of emails
  • All ideas and opinions are heard. We believe in the disagree and commit philosophy
  • Very flexible and remote-friendly work environment
    HOW TO APPLY: Please send salary expectations, a resume, and a portfolio showing how your design experience aligns with the responsibilities outlined for the role to [email protected] Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Hoot Reading values an inclusive and diverse workplace and values applications from underrepresented groups.

Operations I Customer Experience Coordinator

Company: Hoot Reading
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

Working directly with the Operations Team, the Customer Experience Coordinator will assist in executing functions related to our day-to-day business operations and managing our growing client base. They will play a critical role in supporting the day-to-day operations of the business such as client communications, managing schedules, and user retention through monitoring the HelpDesk. This role is a fit for someone who is highly organized, can work within multiple deadlines in multiple different areas, thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment, and isn’t afraid of learning on the fly!

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About Hoot Reading

Hoot Reading is Winnipeg’s hottest edTech startup! We connect emerging readers and real teachers to practice reading over our proprietary video chat App. We are expanding and are looking for a highly organized individual to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to make a tangible contribution within an entrepreneurial tech company that is disrupting the traditional tutoring industry.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support parents with managing schedules, timelines, and teacher communication
  • Support teachers with scheduling and communications
  • Provide above and beyond customer experience to parents and teachers
  • Complete various reports related to day to day operations
  • Be part of something awesome and meaningful!

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extremely organized, very organized, and did we mention you must be organized?
  • Experience with customer service, friendly, and able to handle customer concerns
  • Experience troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, international student, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Manitoba.

Ideal Candidates

  • A quick learner
  • A self-starter
  • Flexible and nimble

Further Instructions

HOURS:

  • Exact schedule to be determined, the position requires coverage during operating hours acting as a HelpDesk for our teachers and parents
  • HelpDesk hours occur between 8 am and 8 pm weekdays and weekends 8 am – 3 pm HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume or LinkedIn profile and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to [email protected]Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Interactive Coordinator

Company: Tangent Interactive Media
Location: Remote (This is a remote position)
Position Type: Full-Time

Tangent Interactive Media is seeking a Coordinator to add to our team creating world-class mobile apps and games. You will be working with our team to coordinate and track scheduled tasks and support the production efforts. We are a hands-on team. The coordinator will also be involved in release management including validating work and QA.

We believe that inspired collaborative teams make the best products. Excellent communication and collaboration skills, a positive attitude, and the enjoyment of being challenged are minimum requirements.

This is a remote position. Candidates will need a Windows workstation capable of running Unity and a reliable internet connection.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About Tangent Interactive Media

Tangent Interactive Media leverages the knowledge and experience of Tangent Studios. We employ a combination of technology, creative storytelling, and innovation. Tangent has a great company culture with a team that is technical, creative, highly motivated, and excited to work on projects that will change the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Product Manager to drive progress and improve products throughout development (from concept to code release, including foreign translations and ports)
  • Take ownership of specific development areas to coordinate and track schedules, identify current and future risks, and troubleshoot communication and dependencies
  • Facilitate communication across the teams
  • Learn new production, design, and communication techniques
  • Validate all requirements have been met for releases

Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ experience as a Coordinator in the video game or animation industry
  • Demonstrated ability to produce project results with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong data analysis skills using spreadsheets and querying databases.
  • Comfortable presenting game demos, interest in PR events and press interviews
  • A passion for and a keen interest in video games
  • Solid knowledge of MS Project and PowerPoint
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Excel
  • Positive attitude and outlook

Further Instructions

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion sexual orientation, or age. The wider array of perspectives that result from diversity promotes innovation and business success. Diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive, and competitive, and we recognize the value of reflecting the diversity of our players and markets in our workforce. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

3D Artist

Company: Tangent Interactive Media
Location: Remote (This is a remote position)
Position Type: Full-Time

Tangent Interactive Media is seeking a 3D Artist (Generalist) to add to our team creating world-class mobile apps and games. Our 3D Artist will have general experience across the spectrum of 3D content creation, modeling through animation, and implementation in the game engine. What sets us apart from many other studios is our use of Blender.

We are seeking an artist who is comfortable working with new technology and can join in troubleshooting problems.

Candidates will have expert knowledge of 3D content creation packages like Blender and a working knowledge of Unity or Unreal.

We believe that inspired collaborative teams make the best products. Excellent communication and collaboration skills, a positive attitude, and the enjoyment of being challenged are minimum requirements.

This is a remote position. Candidates will need a Windows workstation capable of running Blender and a reliable internet connection.

Only candidates with an online portfolio will be considered.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About Tangent Interactive Media

Tangent Interactive Media leverages the knowledge and experience of Tangent Studios. We employ a combination of technology, creative storytelling, and innovation. Tangent has a great company culture with a team that is technical, creative, highly motivated, and excited to work on projects that will change the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Rig, model, and texture real-time 3D character models and environments
  • Create efficient assets optimized for Realtime presentation
  • Integrate character assets into user-facing game engine
  • Commit and maintain work on a source control and asset management serve
  • Define and maintain a consistent and high-quality visual style
  • Collaborate closely with director, concept artists, and developers
  • Actively participate in team stand-ups, status meetings, and review presentations
  • Incorporate feedback from review sessions with project leads
  • Collaborate and maintain an art pipeline that supports and pushes the visual quality of the project

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years 3D content creation experience
  • Ability to animate realistic or stylized character motion
  • Experience working with Mocap data
  • Experience rigging and hand animating props and full-body human characters,
  • Understanding of art fundamentals including color theory, anatomy, drawing, and painting
  • Experience in Blender or a similar 3D development tools package
  • Familiar with Unity and/or Unreal Engine
  • Experience with game or experiential production pipelines

Further Instructions

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion sexual orientation, or age. The wider array of perspectives that result from diversity promotes innovation and business success. Diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive, and competitive, and we recognize the value of reflecting the diversity of our players and markets in our workforce. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Narrative Designer

Company: Tangent Interactive Media
Location: Remote (This is a remote position)
Position Type: Full-Time

Tangent Interactive Media is seeking a Narrative Designer with experience in creating rich story-driven player experiences. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for mobile games, a knack for logic, systems, and storytelling. A Narrative Designer at Tangent Interactive Media will create choose your own adventure branching narrative experiences from written scripts using Tangent Interactive’s proprietary Unity tools. You must have a cinematic eye to compose, layout and frame scenes, and champion the story. You need logic skills to properly build a narrative story tree that is entertaining. You must be technical enough to navigate 3D space and the Unity Editor.

Candidates will have experience in interactive narrative design, knowledge of storytelling and the language of cinema, excellent communication, and collaboration skills. This is a remote position. Candidates must have a windows workstation capable of running Unity.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About Tangent Interactive Media

Tangent Interactive Media leverages the knowledge and experience of Tangent Studios. We employ a combination of technology, creative storytelling, and innovation. Tangent has a great company culture with a team that is technical, creative, highly motivated, and excited to work on projects that will change the industry.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work together with the scriptwriters to create visually impressive engaging player experiences.
  • Define the flow of events in a story, in complete detail; depict the emotions targeted in each situation; set up all elements that enhance the quality of the experience, including dialogues, timing of events, props, etc.
  • Be familiar with the script and characters in scripts so that the story remains coherent, playable, and gripping.
  • Understand player needs and ensure that the elements of the story will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment.
  • Balance and adjust gameplay experiences to ensure the critical and commercial success of the product.
  • Ensure all work is accurate and free of errors on all target platforms.
  • Actively looking to improve Tangent Interactive narrative tools through open dialogue with the team.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years as a Narrative Designer
  • Diploma of College Studies in scriptwriting, literature, filmmaking is a plus

Ideal Candidates

  • Creative problem solver with a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Be creative, imaginative, and original.
  • Have a cinematic eye.
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of gaming trends
  • Scripting or programming skills an asset

Further Instructions

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion sexual orientation, or age. The wider array of perspectives that result from diversity promotes innovation and business success. Diversity makes us more creative, flexible, productive, and competitive, and we recognize the value of reflecting the diversity of our players and markets in our workforce. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Head of Sales, Hoot for Companies

Company: Hoot Reading
Location: Winnipeg
Position Type: Full-Time

Hoot Reading is looking for a driven, experienced sales performer with strong communication and leadership skills to play an integral role in generating increased revenue for Hoot’s B2B enterprise sales channel, Hoot for Companies, and adding new partnerships to Hoot’s portfolio of corporate clients. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and prepared to work in a dynamic, innovative & entrepreneurial environment. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of passionate people and make a tangible contribution within a fast-growing edtech company that is disrupting the traditional benefits industry.

Reporting to the Co-founders, the Enterprise Sales Director will be responsible for leveraging your sales experience in the HR and/or benefits space to fully manage end-to-end sales cycles and drive enterprise sales growth for Hoot’s corporate product offering. The successful candidate will collaborate with internal teams including marketing and customer success to generate and qualify new opportunities, manage and grow a robust sales pipeline, and navigate prospect’s organizational structures and internal processes in a consultative manner.

 

Closing Date: October 29, 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

• Leading member of our enterprise sales team focused on developing and closing new business opportunities in specific target markets
• Educate customers on the evolution of benefits for working parents and develop expertise of Hoot’s service to ensure our offering meets the expectations
• Actively drive the development of the sales pipeline by prospecting and performing outbound sales activities such as lead follow-up, sales qualifications, and calling
• Actively look for new opportunities through open RFIs, fund and grant applications
• Nurture leads through the funnel to close transactions by contacting them on multiple channels – social, email, phone, online demo, in-person meetings
• Lead and manage the bidding process including completion of RFIs, RFPs, and other written contract requirements (SOW, MSA, etc).
• Closely track opportunities and sales funnel using the company CRM
• Attend industry events such as trade shows and conferences (virtual) to meet new prospects

Qualifications

• 5+ years of consultative sales experience, preferably selling to HR and/or benefit departments
• Proven track record of meeting growth KPIs and company revenue targets
• Ability to manage pipeline and forecasts accurately
• Experience with RFP writing, legal and corporate procurement processes
• Very strong verbal and interpersonal skills, consultative style approach
• Strong ambition and desire to grow in a fast-growing startup culture
• Comfort and resilience in dealing with business owners and senior execs
• Prior experience selling to North America markets

Further Instructions

How To Apply While technical skills and experience are important, we want passionate people who have a desire to constantly learn and who are instinctively finding ways to create value, add to our culture, and think ahead. Please send salary expectations, a resume, and a brief paragraph on why you would like to join our team to [email protected]. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Senior Full Stack Developer

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

Developers at VidDay are an essential part of our team that helps deliver joy and happiness to people all around the world. As a senior developer at VidDay, you will leverage your skills and experience to solve tough problems across multiple domains and technologies. VidDay is a fully remote company and successful candidates can be based anywhere in Canada.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About VidDay Media

VidDay is a Tech startup 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, VidDay has helped people in over 185 countries stay connected and celebrate special occasions.

Responsibilities

  • A product-minded developer who cares about the “Why” – Why build this feature? How will we measure impact?

  • A generalist, full-stack developer excited by problems that require a mix of frontend, backend, and DevOps skillsets

  • A strong foundation of design principles, especially when it relates to platform development in the areas of API, data modeling, and scale

  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, with a history of establishing great relationships with other teams, across offices, and time zones

  • The curiosity and passion to constantly learn. At VidDay we move fast and are always changing, we want team members who embody this philosophy

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software developing experience.
  • Experience using technologies and frameworks that we work with — Ruby on Rails, Node.js, React.js, FFmpeg, Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker, AWS — is an asset, but not required. Don’t have experience with many of them? No problem — deep experience with any language and willingness to learn our tech is what matters most.

  • Experience with video processing libraries such as FFmpeg is a plus.

Further Instructions

Apply today to learn more about the position. Send your resume to [email protected]

Junior/ Mid-Level Full Stack Developer

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

Developers at VidDay are an essential part of our team that helps deliver joy and happiness to people all around the world. As a developer at VidDay, you will leverage your skills and experience to solve tough problems across multiple domains and technologies.VidDay is a fully remote company and successful candidates can be based anywhere in Canada.

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

About VidDay Media

VidDay is a Tech startup 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, VidDay has helped people in over 185 countries stay connected and celebrate special occasions.

Responsibilities

  • A full-stack developer excited to dive into problems that require a mix of frontend, backend, and DevOps skill sets.

  • A passion for efficiency and collaboration, including a willingness to work remotely with other teams across offices and time zones.

  • The curiosity and passion to constantly learn. At VidDay we move fast and are always changing, we want team members who embody this philosophy.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of software developing experience.

  • Experience using technologies and frameworks that we work with — Ruby on Rails, Node.js, React.js, FFmpeg, Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker, AWS — is an asset, but not required. Don’t have experience with many of them? No problem — deep experience with any language and willingness to learn our tech is what matters most.

  • Experience with video processing libraries such as FFmpeg is a plus.

Further Instructions

Apply today to learn more about the position. Send your resume to [email protected]

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: October 29, 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

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: October 29, 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