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At 3 Degrees, we connect the right people with their next employer. From web designers to digital project managers, interactive ad agencies to game publishers, we specialize in delivering exceptionally personalized and effective service to clients and candidates in the digital realm. Whether you’re looking for direct-hire, contract-to-hire or freelance, you’ve come to the right place.

April 16, 2014
You've Hired Your New Employee! Now, How Do You Retain Them?

We love helping people find the right candidates. But what happens after they're in place? How do you keep them? 

Retention is a real issue for companies everywhere. No matter what you do, what you sell and where you are, it's who you work with that matters most. Like all people in relationships, teams thrive on good chemistry, clear communication, and regular contact. A sudden change to that dynamic can set back projects by weeks.

So if you have a good thing, how do you preserve it? In such a mobile, competitive and candidate-centric market, it's important to develop solid strategies for keeping the right people once you've found them. 

So, what do you do? Bill Conerly at Forbes has some amazing tips. Among them: start tracking retention, train first-level managers to retain great candidates, and offer the things that your candidates value (like benefits, flexibility and sensitivity). 

Beyond basic benefits, the Wall Street Journal suggests providing small perks like free coffee, snacks and even dry cleaning delivery, and conducting "stay interviews." These interviews are designed to help candidates articulate what helps them stay with an employer. That way, the both of you can be on the same page. And no matter how things turn out, you're creating a pool of data from which you can shape future employment policies for the betterment of the company. 

If you've done all these things, and are still experiencing a retention issue, it's time to examine the corporate culture. While it's often said that employees don't leave companies, they leave managers, that's not the whole story. As HR expert Josh Bershin notes, retention requires more than just perks -- it requires strategic thinking. According to Bershin, every company or organization should create a "retention model," a narrative about why people stay and how to keep them there that works on all levels of the business. This narrative should inform all hiring decisions.

Every company or organization has a culture, and those hires who stick around for the long haul are usually a good fit for that culture. As Mozilla's recent history proves, there's more to retention than perks. There's a mission, and a sense of community. Bershin addresses this when he says that

Ultimately the most successful and enduring organizations in business are those that have a common sense of mission, a deep respect for their employees (and customers of course), and put time, energy, and money into building a highly engaging environment. They carefully select the "right people" with lots of hard work, and once people join they take the time to make sure they have development opportunities to move up the value curve.

A thoughtful recruiter can help you find the best fit for your organization. That includes a nuanced understanding of your culture. When you're hiring, it's important that everyone understands the feel of a workplace: the mood, the dynamic, that special something that distinguishes it from somewhere else. A good recruiter is creating a new relationship between the candidate and the company. And like any good matchmaker, a good recruiter wants the relationship to last.

April 6, 2014
Toronto Is Full Of Amazing Tech Opportunity. Here's Why.

When you think of creative uses for technology, you might think of places like Palo Alto, Berlin, or Brooklyn. But Toronto has an extremely strong, vibrant community of developers and creative technologists, with significant personal investment in bringing experimental and captivating new ideas to life. 


It shouldn't come as a surprise that Toronto has such a thriving developer community. Places like Toronto HacklabSite 3 coLaboratory, the Toronto Tool Library and Makerspace, ThingTank Lab, Bento Miso, and Interaccess Studio provide supportive co-working spaces for people of all skill levels to prototype new ideas at all stages of development. From messing around with Raspberry Pi to working a laser cutter, these spaces let Toronto's creative technology community thrive and hone their skills - and the proof is in the local result. For example, the folks at Rethink developed a special beer fridge for Molson that opens at the swipe of a Canadian passport, and installed it in Sochi for the Olympics. 


There's also Arts & Science's contribution to TIFF's David Cronenberg exhibit , a "DNA booth" that appears to merge the user's DNA with that of the master himself, then sends the genetic "mashup" to Facebook. 


And for truly mind-blowing projects, there's the MUSE, a headband by Toronto's InteraXon that senses brainwaves and allows wearers to play games, hone their focus, and interact with other devices.


Toronto is a great place to be involved in creative technology, and a great city to develop your next project, especially for newcomers to Canada . So the next time your out-of-province friends want to know where to develop their next big thing? Tell them all about what’s happening here.

Interested in coming here to join the creative community? Already here and looking for the next big thing for your own career, or want to know who the magic makers are and how you can get involved? Get in touch with us .

February 19, 2014
What You Need To Know about AODA in 2014

It's strategic planning season. As companies and organizations focus on their plans for 2014, they will also have consider how to comply with new or changing government regulations in the new year. 

Specifically, one major challenge facing businesses and organizations of a certain size this year, one that will be getting a lot of attention within digital communications, is the evolving compliance requirements with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act or “AODA”. This is an extension of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2001) and the earlier Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), the ultimate goal of which is to make the entire province easily and freely accessible to those with disabilities by 2025. 

Why are we realizing the impact of this more significantly in 2014? According to recent reports, 70% of private businesses with more than twenty employees are in a state of non-compliance with the Act. In 2012, businesses had to file an electronic report with the province detailing their efforts to make themselves accessible to customers and employees with disabilities -- everything from ramps and rails to web design and new fonts on brochures. An overwhelming majority of businesses failed to comply or even report, and not one of the businesses in question was investigated. That means that the $24 million dedicated to assuring compliance has gone unspent. When the AODA Alliance filed a Freedom of Information request on the matter, they brought the issue to public attention and the province vowed to enforce the Act more vigourously. 

What does this mean for hiring managers and those seeking new employees in the field of creative technology? If you're an Ontario business of over 50 people, you need to make your websites and content compliant  with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 . And that's not all: when a person with disabilities asks an Ontario business for brochures, literature, or other "communication supports," they must be provided as quickly as possible and at no extra cost. This includes feedback -- if your company's website has a feedback or review option, it also needs to be accessible. The same goes for educational institutions and libraries. If this is all sounding like a bit much, consult the AODA Compliance Wizard to learn exactly what you need to do and when. And don't forget to file your 2014 report early. 

What does this mean for interactive and digital content? Businesses will need, primarily, to ensure that digital content includes alternatives for disabled users. For instance, text alternatives must be provided for any non-text content such as images or videos. Captions should be provided for video. For text-based content such as CAPTCHA logins, an auditory alternative should (and usually is) provided. Colour contrast should be high enough to ensure that all users are able to distinguish text from background. You can see a much more complete list of guidelines at the WCAG website.

The reality is that demands for particular skill sets often evolve commensurate with changes in government standards, regulations and compliance needs… remember Y2K and what it did for the tech sector? As such, designers, coders, technologists, project managers, and other candidates with AODA experience specific to interactive media and digital communications will be in higher demand as more and more existing companies come into compliance. Further, as Toronto still enjoys its status of having one of the largest digital start up communities in the world, the next Mark Zuckerbergs will have to pay very close attention to what the government has to say about the user experience of their new brainchildren.

How 3 Degrees can help:

Part of our ongoing mandate at 3 Degrees is to gear our networking strategy to be ahead of evolutions in the industry. As such, when it comes to compliance with AODA, we know exactly who you need to help get your products up to date with evolving regulations. So: if you are looking to make new hires in these areas, or are figuring out how to make your business more accessible, give us a call. We know how to make your customers - and the province - happy. 

February 11, 2014
For Valentine's Day, Here's How To Love Your Job - Or Find A Job You Love.

It's almost Valentine's Day - the season of love. Some things are easy to love: your partner (if you've got one), your family, your pets, chocolate. But your job? According to a recent US study, 70% of Americans don't love the work they do - and although we're a bit of a happier bunch in the Great White North, at least half of us are also likely to be unhappy at work. 

The thing is, if you want to be happy overall, loving your job is important.  It's where you spend an average of 1900 hours a year, after all. And if you spend your days in a place you don't like, you'll end up stressed out, burned out, and no fun on dates. 

Maybe you've just fallen out of love with your work. It happens. You get bored. Things become too routine…too mundane. You wonder where you're going, or what you're getting out of it. You start thinking about all the other things you could be doing -- whether it's pursuing a personal project or finally catching up on Scandal. And just like any relationship, you've got to take stock and ask yourself some tough questions. What's different? Why do I feel this way? And what can I do to change it?

The likelihood is, loving your job more than golf, horseback riding or scuba-diving isn’t realistic for the vast majority of us. After all, it’s still work. However, having a realistic level of job satisfaction is very important to both your work and your personal relationships. If you feel a return to the honeymoon phase of your relationship with work is what you need, your first step might be to question your perspective. It might sound silly or overly simple, but there can be enormous power in a simple shift in outlook - particularly in a situation where the basic facts (micromanaging boss, boring work) are unlikely to change. 

You might also look at changing the people you work with. Your colleagues can make or break almost any job. Whether it's your team or your customers, they're the ones who have the most influence over how your average day is going to rank on the satisfaction scale. So if you're not happy, maybe you need a different crowd. Ask about working with a different team, or try to make new friends at work. Or find a new job entirely - one where the culture fits your personality and working style. 


Finally, here's something you can do right now to get results by Valentine's Day: you can make the decision every day to build positive relationships with your coworkers. This in turn will create a happier work environment, and closer ties to your co-workers, the people you spend the bulk of your time with, in turn translating to greater on-the-job satisfaction and a burgeoning network. Simple things you can try include making eye contact, asking follow-up questions, learning who the people in those pictures on your co-workers' desks are. When you start making core value connections at work, you'll probably start loving your job, and the people you share it with, a whole lot more.

If none of this resonates, and the bottom line is that you simply need a job you love (almost) every single day - then get in touch.

December 15, 2013
Hiring During The Holidays - The 2 Biggest Problems, And How To Fix Them

It's the holiday season, and many employers have added a third contender to their "Naughty" and "Nice" lists: "Positions to Be Filled." And just like all forms of end-of-year procrastination, the consequences can be dire -- do you want to wait until Christmas Eve to find the perfect candidate? Of course not. And yet, so many employers find themselves doing just that, and losing candidates as a result. Here's why. 

Ideally, organizations who know they have positions to fill by the end of the year should start the recruitment process in October or November. This gives them plenty of time to find the right candidate, and it's usually a time of year when candidates, hiring managers, and decision makers are less likely to be traveling. This is key, because starting the recruitment process on time means having open, honest communication between hiring management and the decision makers who will ultimately do the hiring. It's all well and good if HR has found the right candidate, but if a decision can't be made, the candidate is likely to either find something better, or drift away.

Drift is the other problem with hiring late in the year. Considering change at the end of the year is difficult for many employees who might actually have a better opportunity somewhere else. It's the season for both corporate parties and end-of-year bonuses, which means employees are at the peak of their warm-and-fuzzy feelings for their co-workers. Also, employees are often imagining at their credit card bills at this time of year, and aren't looking forward to a gap in pay or entering a probationary period. This creates a powerful inertia that can be tough to overcome. 

That inertia is especially dangerous for departments that must spend their budgets on new hires by the end of the year in order to justify and maintain those budgets. While this is primarily a problem for those looking to hire contract or freelance work, keep in mind that contractors may be expecting full-time positions at their current workplace, and may be less inclined to start over from scratch when facing the prospect of a new job. 

So, how do you overcome that inertia? It may be expensive, if you're in the position to buy out a bonus. Or you may have to add something sweet to the hiring package, like extra personal days or lieu time -- especially if the new arrangement means a change in location or commute. The most important thing to do when trying to make a hire at this time of year is to build a relationship between your organization and the candidate. Spend time together. Send emails. Take them on tours. Invite them to the holiday party! Give them a taste of what life could be like with you, and give them a vision of where they would fit into your team. Remind them that the New Year is a great time to re-consider career paths, and give them something to look forward to.

December 12, 2013
CEO Harry Manson in Marketing Magazine on the Rise of the Digital Strategist

Our very own CEO, Harry Manson, penned an article in Marketing Magazine's Salary Benchmarks series on why it really is possible to hire a digital strategist who knows what s/he is doing:

"Requests for digital strategists have reached an all-time high and I’m happy… I think. This is a great indication of the maturity of digital as a marketing discipline, but as more agencies strive to keep up with the Joneses, the increased demand for the market’s latest and greatest digital discipline is bound to trend towards inflated compensation or substandard quality.

(Remember when IA’s with two wireframes under their belt were charging $80 an hour? Shh. Never speak of it again.)

So who has the real goods?"

To find out, read the full article at the Marketing Magazine website.

December 4, 2013
What Makes 3 Degrees Different?

There are so many different recruitment firms in Toronto that it can be tough for individual firms to distinguish themselves, to stand out in the crowd. How do we do it? 

First, we do one thing, and we do it well. When the recruitment industry first started up, most firms focused on older, more established jobs. That's not true of us. We focus on bringing people in the creative technology field together with the people who need them. Typically we work with ad agencies, marketing firms, communications companies and digital product staff to find them the best, most ground-breaking talent that our area has to offer. And that's all we do. We don't do IT. We don't do finance or accounting. We work with digital people, for digital people. And that's it. And because we're not distracted, we perform better.

If anything, how we do what we do is as much about what we don't do. Unfortunately, the combination of  market saturation and a surplus of job sites means that many other firms have simply lost the art of recruitment. We haven't. If the Internet were to suddenly short out and stop functioning tomorrow, we would still be able to do business. That's because we don't scrape listings from job boards. We aren't constantly searching Craigslist or Monster for people who don't know how what their true talents are or how to market themselves properly. We actively hunt for the best candidates, instead of passively waiting for the open market to deliver them to us. So by the time our candidates reach you, they're already the best. 

And bringing the best staff to you means having the best staff here at home. Before our staff can perform their duties, we test them on the latest tools, trends, and technology to make sure they understand the context they're working in and the placements they're making. And then we follow up regularly with our placements to make sure that everything is going just as well as we thought it would. That's how we've maintained double the win : loss ratio of our competitors. 

Is it easy? No. Being the best is never easy. We just make it look that way.

August 27, 2013
Marketing Magazine's 2013 Salary Survey

3 Degrees is proud to announce its participation in Marketing Magazine's upcoming salary survey. After a record breaking year, 3 Degrees continues to be a trusted source for information on growth and change within the digital sector.

August 27, 2013
We're Expanding

3 Degrees is pround to announce its expansion into the Calgary marketplace. We are excited to expand our existing service level offering in the west coast and we are actively seeking staff in this geography for the following positions:

Managing Director

Account Executive

Digital Recruiter


We'd love to hear from you so please reach out!

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Current Opportunities

Job title Link Posted Description
Contract Intermediate PHP Developer Job Listing Jul 29, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Looking for a cutting edge digital shop to put your PHP skills to use? Our client is immediately hiring PHP developers for a 3 month contract that is expected to extend. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a team environment, but be wholly accountable to your own projects.


As PHP Developer, you will be responsible for working with the client and creative team to build technical solutions that meet client requirements. Utilizing JavaScript, PHP, front-end technologies, NoSQL, Node.js and content management systems and frameworks (bootstrap, wordpress, drupal), you will work primarily on your own (within a team) to deliver your solutions.


To be considered for the PHP developer role, you should have a minimum of 3 years' experience developing web applications utilizing technologies such as PHP, JavaScript, LESS, HTML5, Wordpress, Drupal, Grunt.js, Node.js, git, MongoDB, NoSQL. You should be able to show excellent problem solving skills, be a fantastic communicator, and be able to show examples of how you solved client business issues independently.


If this is you please apply online with your up-to-date resume and let's chat!


We thank all those candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Senior PHP Developer Job Listing Jul 29, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is a leader in aggregated content marketing solutions who empower marketers to organize their content marketing efforts into captivating front-end experiences for their target audience. They currently have an available position for a full-time permanent Senior PHP Developer. The company is located in Liberty Village and is looking for an awesome candidate to join their very successful team of bright developers.
Required Skills:5+ years PHP experience including working with MVC frameworks (e.g. CakePHP)5+ years experience with Linux, Apache, MySQL, shell scripting, distributed systems, and various infra/ops exposure1+ years experience with non-relational databases such as Mongo3+ years experience with JavaScript, AJAX, XHTML, CSS, DOM, XML, JSONDemonstrated extensive experience in performance optimization at various layersDemonstrated extensive experience in SaaS service-delivery in a highly-available, highly-scalable, and secure mannerDegree or Diploma in Computer Science or a related field (or an equivalent combination of experience and education)
Nice to Haves:Experience designing APIsExtensive experience with JQueryExperience designing and implementing analytics applications/platforms
If you have the necessary skills and love learning new technologies, want to contribute to creating and improving elegant code, and have a passion for working on SAAS products we should chat! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume .
We thank all those candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Python Developer Job Listing Jul 28, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Are you a Python Developer? Have a look at this! Our client is an media industry leader and is rapidly growing their digital team. They have a need to grow the team with smart and talented Python Developers for a 3 month contract. They expect to extend the contract, and possibly bring onto the team full-time. It is scheduled to start immediately.


The team is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining web applications to manage product data. Creating and utilizing APIs to send data, the Python Developer will be required to develop new solutions to offer further services via the applications in order to offer more value to the client base. This is a fast-paced team constantly pushing the envelope of their technology and rapidly tweaking and deploying new solutions. This is an exciting environment where the team is passionate about their product and is kept very busy with many projects in parallel. This team knows how to balance working hard while having a great time.


To be considered for this role, you should have a minimum of 3 years' experience developing web applications utilizing JavaScript and RESTful web services, with at least 2 years working with Python. You must also be able to show examples of your problem solving abilities, and be a great communicator. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Django.




Quality Assurance Analyst Job Listing Jul 25, 2014 Category : Quality Assurance
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is a technology leader located in downtown Toronto and they have an available position for a Quality Assurance Analyst. This is a full-time permanent position starting as soon as possible.


The successful candidate must have at least 3 years of experience developing automated test scripts using Selenium 2 and an automation framework. Experience with Java is preferred but C#, Python, or Ruby is also great. The candidate should come from a computer science or technology background and have worked on testing web-based and mobile applications.


Required Skills:


- Experience with Selenium


- Strong SQL knowledge


- Experience working in an agile/fast paced environment


- Experience with functional, integration, system, security, performance, user acceptance and database testing using manual and automated techniques


- Passion for learning and desire to work in a fun, cultured company


If you want to join a great company close to TTC and have the necessary skills please apply online with your up-to-date resume.



Front-End/Flash Developer Contract - 1-3 months Job Listing Jul 24, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A downtown Toronto ad agency has an available contract for a front-end developer, ideally with flash experience. The contract would start in the beginning to mid-August and be 1 month to start but there is strong possibility of extending until the end of this year. The majority of the work will be front-end web builds and flash banner ads for major automotive brands and some financial clients.

Required Skills (front-end):
- 5+ years of front-end experience in developing websites
- Strong HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery skills
- Basic working knowledge of PHP (no need for coding)
- Knowledge of web standards for coding
- Knowledge of the differences between all browsers including IE8
- Ability work without external plugins (bare code)
- Advanced Photoshop skills (for cutting and tweaking assets)

Required Skills (Flash):
- Strong Flash and AS3 skills
- Experience with IAB standards
- Experience with DoubleClick and/or MediaMind (Sizmek)
- Professional with tweening engines
- Basic working HTML knowledge

Please note the client is looking to hire either: 1 developer who can do both flash and front-end, OR 2 developers ? 1 front-end and 1 flash. If you have either or both skills and are interested please apply online with your up-to-date resume and some work samples.

We thank all those candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


3 Month Front-End Developer Contract Job Listing Jul 24, 2014 Category : Web Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto

A Toronto client has an available 3 month contract for an intermediate front-end web developer. This is an on-site, full-time contract. It is important that candidates be willing to learn and are a good fit with the team. There will be some interfacing with the client at times so great communication skills are a must. Above all, successful candidates will be passionate about web development!

Required Skills:
- 1-3 years of experience HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
- Experience tying front-end into back-end (PHP)
- Any experience with CMS (e.g. Wordpress) would be a strong asset
- experience working with API's (e.g. Google, social media, etc.)

The contract will start following the long weekend in August. If you are available and have the necessary skills please apply online with your up-to-date resume and contact details along with any samples of work.

We thank all those candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Intermediate .Net Developer Job Listing Jul 22, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our client is URGENTLY looking for an Intermediate.NET Developers who are passionate about the technology they work with and who likes to work hard and have fun with their team. Located downtown Toronto, this is an industry leader in digital marketing, and is a fantastic place to work. This is a contract position that is expected to last 3 months.


As an Intermediate .NET Developer, you will be hands on development for support and enhancement development of existing applications; you will develop solutions to support various work-flow activities within the business. You will work closely with business process owners to identify business requirements, processes and build solutions to support process attainment, you will also be required to build new systems with .NET 4.0/ASP.NET/ SQL Server 2008.


To be considered for the Intermediate.Net Developer position, you need to have:

Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related area

Good working knowledge of Cloud Computing ? Azure, AWS

Previous working experience with ASP.NET, SQL, Javascript, JQuery and modern standards (HTML5/CSS3)

Strong skills around Microsoft SQL Server (2005/2008)

Strong knowledge of .NET (MVC and Web Forms. Experience in all the latest API?s ? Twitter, Facebook, geoIP, oData


Please apply online if you are interested in this position.



Senior Developer Job Listing Jul 17, 2014 Category : Application Developer
Location/City : ON - Toronto


Our downtown client has won numerous awards for creating content for television and digital media production. This is an exciting opportunity to join their highly successful team to lead the technical aspects of their products.


The Senior Developer will develop and manage all technical aspects of their products and guide future technology needs. The Senior Developer will also train and mentor a team of internal developers. Furthermore, you will lead in technical requirements gathering for web and mobile application projects, develop game features and enhance existing components, research new technologies and frameworks to utilize in game projects, lead research into performance optimizations, critical bugs and game operation issues. The Senior Developer will also be responsible for technical design and development, presenting and leading meetings, liaise with stakeholders, write technical documentation detailing proposed solution for both internal and external clients, and assist with time estimates, project planning, code reviews and requirements writing.


To be considered for the Senior Developer position you must have at least 5 years' experience in online game development, at least 2 years in a leadership role, launched multiple online/social game titles working as lead and be an excellent communicator. It is imperative that the Senior Developer have the ability to clearly communicate technical details in a non-technical way and have the proven ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision. The right candidate for this position will have expertise in most of the following technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ActionScript, C#, Objective C, C++, Java, Unity3d, XCode, Cocos2d, eclipse.





Contract Digital PM Job Listing Jul 16, 2014 Category : Project Manager
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, an advertising agency located near Yonge and Bloor, has an available 3 month contract for a senior digital PM. This contract would be on-site, full-time and is EXTREMELY likely to be extended for several months with the possibility for full-time permanent beyond.

This is a large digital portfolio, thus it requires a PM with strong digital campaign experience. Client vertical experience in auto, retail, CPG, and/or beverages would be a strong asset but is not required. Experience working in a fast-paced ad agency is!

If you are available, have the necessary digital expertise, and are interested in finding out more please apply online with your up-to-date resume.



Visual Designers - Contract Job Listing Jun 26, 2014 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : On - Toronto

Our client, a major 5 financial institution in downtown Toronto, is seeking an experienced Visual Designer to join them (onsite or remotely) for a 6 month - 1 year contract position on a full-time basis. You would be working with a team of talented and dedicated designers to focus on web and mobile application experience enhancement and design.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of UI focused design experience
  • Experience working with interaction designers to define behaviors
  • Ability to prepare for, monitor and apply changes from user testing
  • Experienced defining design of lego blocks, navigation and template patterns based on mobile vision designs
  • Ability to create responsive Photoshop library for other VDs to use in future projects


Senior Interaction Designers - Contract Job Listing Jun 26, 2014 Category : User Experience
Location/City : ON - Toronto

Our client, a major 5 financial institution in downtown Toronto, is seeking an experienced User Experience and Interaction designer to join them (onsite or remotely) for a 6 month - 1 year contract position on a full-time basis. You would be working with a team of talented and dedicated designers to focus on web and mobile application experience enhancement and design. If you have strong experience in usability and developing wireframes (using Axure or similar tools) for responsive and native mobile web applications, than this could be an excellent fit for you!

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of UX focused design experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience with User Centred Design Methodologies
  • Ability to enhance and redesign user interactions from user testing research and results
  • Wireframing and design experience for financial clients and mobile applications

If you are interested and qualified for this opportunity, please apply online right away with your updated resumeand link to relevant portfolio work (including wireframing public facing web examples). Only qualified candidates will be contacted.



User Experience Designer - Finance and Brokerage Job Listing May 28, 2014 Category : User Experience
Location/City : ON - Toronto

User Experience Designer Finance and BrokerageOur Client is the first choice in practice intelligence solutions for retail brokerages in North America. They support wealth management firms by enhancing revenue growth, through enablement of advisors in identifying and actioning otherwise lost revenue opportunities.Our Client's product directly measures aggregated data representing 7 million investors, 500 million transactions, 3 million fee-based accounts, 7 million transactional accounts and over $3.5 trillion in investment assets.Our Client combines its patented process for collecting and classifying data with proprietary measures of revenue, assets, and households to create the most insightful and granular retail wealth management database available today.Our client consists of a team of passionate individuals who like to work hard and celebrate our successes. We believe in challenging the status quo and innovating with integrity and without politics.Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, our client services a notable range of retail wealth management firms within the United States and Canada.Position ProfileWe are looking for a seasoned user experience expert to help us create a holistic vision for our products. As a UX designer, you will work alongside our developers and product managers to create new and enhance existing web-based analytics products for wealth management professionals.The UX designer will join a fast paced, entrepreneurial team in developing industry leading solutions leveraging our advanced analytics and big data platform. He or she will require excellent teaming with clients, as well as R&D, Sales, and Client Services teams within the firm.Key Responsibilities of this role include: Deliver wireframes and communicate design ideas effectively Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams Lead design discussions and present design ideas to stakeholders Provide well thought-out rationale for the decisions made, but also listen carefully toothers' ideas and criticisms Design and conduct user research studies: surveys, interviews, remote usability studies, contextual inquiries Influence product strategy from the user experience perspective Work closely with developers to derive the best design solutions. Support developers throughout implementation and support QA through testing phases to ensure that the product meets design goals and visionPosition QualificationsThe Ideal Candidate Will Have: 5+ years of experience as a User Experience Designer or Interaction Designer, working on software products Education in Human Computer Interaction or related area Experience in User Centered Design methodologies Highly skilled in wireframing/prototyping tools, e.g. Visio, Axure, Omnigraffle, or Illustrator Excellent written and verbal communication skills Good understanding of HTML, CSS, JavascriptThe Ideal Candidate May Have: Experience planning and conducting usability studies Experience with visual design and able to create high-fidelity wireframes, mockups, and graphic elements Experience in creating design specification and style guides

Senior Flash Designer Job Listing Mar 3, 2014 Category : Web Designer
Location/City : ON - Richmond Hill


A privately held software development company in Richmond Hill has an available position for a full-time permanent Senior Flash UI and Game Designer to work in their office. The company works with many corporate clients who require innovative and specialized solutions at the enterprise level. They specialize in customer relationship management software and massive e-commerce applications. The designer will have the opportunity to design applications that reach over 40 million users in over 100 different companies!


The successful candidate will design and create visual application interfaces and game components. In addition, they will have the opportunity to provide guidance and mentoring to the junior designers.

Technical Skills:

- 5+ years of professional experience in software/internet user interface design

- Ability to create professional artwork for a variety of visual styles and markets

- Design and development experience with Adobe Flash/AS3 for desktop and mobile applications

- Professional experience and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

- Experience with UI design for Windows and Mac platforms


If you have a passion for interactive visual design and gaming and have the above skills we want to hear from you! Please apply online with your up-to-date resume and portfolio of samples of current artwork including designs and flash solutions.




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