Overview

Does the sound of millions of eyes on your work, from all over the world, every single day get you excited? Great! Read on.

We are looking for a Lead Designer for one of our Product Delivery Teams who will own the visual design of Viafoura’s web products and communication. You will be a pivotal member of our product design team, and lend your expertise to our marketing initiatives.

 

We are not interested in people who are not looking to grow.  Let’s re-iterate that, you MUST be looking to grow as both an individual and an engineer to work at Viafoura.  We push boundaries to deliver a distributed, real-time API that handles thousands of requests per second.

Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with subject matter experts, software and quality engineers, and business stakeholders to design effective, elegant, usable and reliable solutions.

Provide creative solutions to difficult user experience problems using modern best practices in visual design.
Produce design concepts, high fidelity mockups and production HTML/CSS.

Reconcile and address a broad spectrum of requirements into your designs – from business needs to user experience goals and engineering constraints.
Annual northern expeditions where you will save baby seals
Contribute to a state of the art single page application using cutting-edge build tools.

Skills & Requirements

Must-have Skills:

Fluent in the end-to-end product design process, from requirements gathering to ideation, iteration, and production.

Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other tools of the trade.

Experience handling cross-browser interface design and development.

Code production-grade HTML5 and CSS3.
Written and verbal communication are an important part of this role. You must be able to demonstrate your understanding of product requirements through well articulated proposals for your design solutions.
Ability to operate as part of a cross-functional team, simultaneously as a design lead and an individual contributor to the overall projects in which you are involved.


Nice to have:

Experience with JavaScript frameworks like BackBone, Ember, and Angular
Contributions to open-source or personal projects


About Viafoura

Our workplace offers:

Free food/coffee in the office
Open-concept workplace
BBQ grill on the terrace
Collaborative space where many meetups are held
Monthly hack days where you “scratch an itch”
Windows that actually open (we’re not in a high-rise)
Dozens of whiteboards to instill creativity
Build your own machine (choose your OS – we run multiple varieties of Linux and Mac)

Application process:

 

Please send in your resume, cover letter and transcript to victor@viafoura.com along with at least one example of your work (Github would be perfect).

 

If chosen, you will then be requested to attend a Google Hangout pre-screening, followed by an in-person, in-house interview, during which a coding test will be administered.

About Viafoura

 Viafoura is a tool for brands and publishers (online newspapers like CBC and LA Times) that facilitates commenting through text, audio, and video, and highlights the best people making those comments.Viafoura is one of Canada’s busiest APIs,  handling billions of page views and thousands of requests per second.Viafoura is creating the best real-time commenting and engagement analytics.We are funded by some great investors have an amazing team and revenues are growing FAST.Find out more about us in our careers section: http://viafoura.com/careersCompetitive Salary.Stock Options Available.We are proud of hiring really smart, passionate and motivated professionals.

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