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+PHP / Full Stack Developer

Strut Creative is looking for a talented Full Stack Web Developer to join our technology team. We work with our clients to solve their problems. Sometimes that might be a simple Wordpress website, other times that might be a large, scalable, custom-built application, but lots of the time, it’s somewhere in the middle.

You would be a critical member in our multi-functional team of developers who believe in rolling up their sleeves and delivering superb solutions for any project that comes our way. You would be instrumental in the planning stage of projects through to final deployment and support of the product.

Strutters are hard workers who respect deadlines but also know when it’s time to put down the problem and call an impromptu foosball game. Our office is on 17th Avenue and is a fun, open concept environment filled with creative people.

While the majority of work required for this position is conducted during standard weekday office hours, there are times when job responsibilities may extend into the evening for maintenance support.

+Responsibilities

  • Develop web applications from planning to design, architecting, coding, refactoring, testing and deployment
  • Work across the entire stack from database (MySQL), backend (PHP) and the frontend (CSS, jQuery/JS, HTML) to server management (Linux, Apache)
  • Develop full-stack web technologies as part of our software product development team
  • Troubleshoot issues
  • Ensure code meets standards by living and breathing current best-practices
  • Engage in QA-related activities
  • Assist with Web Hosting and deployment automation
  • Participate in daily stand-ups and collaborate with the team to accomplish sprint goals
  • Offer solid interpersonal and communication skills with excellent fluency in English
  • Communicate with Account managers and Technology Director to clarify system requirements and fine tune your deliverables to meet the expectations of the client
  • Collaborate with teammates to analyze and creatively solve technical challenges with a goal of developing solutions that are robust and scalable
  • Participate in (or conduct) code reviews

+Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or diploma/certificate in related program
  • 5+ years experience in developing complete solutions, from beginning to end, using Object-Oriented Programming using PHP, MySQL, HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript.
  • 5+ years using PHP frameworks (specifically CodeIgniter, Wordpress, and Laravel)
  • Expertise in developing, debugging, and performance tuning web applications.
  • Fifth sense comprehension of vanilla PHP with the ability to dive into any platform / framework’s core
  • Deep understanding of REST, AJAX and JSON with experience with building and maintaining APIs
  • Experience working with 3rd party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Twilio, AWS, CRMs etc.)
  • Good understanding of application development methodologies and experience with agile team development
  • Experience with refactoring legacy code
  • Experience with IDE development tools, Git and version control tools (GitLab, Github, SourceTree etc.) and package management tools (e.g. Composer)
  • Practical understanding of best SEO and accessibility practices and techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills with a focus on team collaboration and overall project success
  • Comfortable in the Mac OSX and Linux environments    

+Bonus Points

  • Experience in a digital agency supporting multiple clients and projects, a lot of the time, at the same time.
  • Qualifications in User Experience
  • Experience building and supporting Drupal applications
  • Knowledge of Java, Objective-C
  • Skilled in Less / Sass
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Intermediate Foosball skills
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap or templates like Blade, Mustache, or Twig.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining applications in an Amazon Web Services environment

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to join an award-winning team with lots of exciting things on the go, please submit your cover letter, résumé and portfolio link in confidence using the Apply button and form below.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Apply

 

+Account Executive

Strut Creative is looking to fill an Account Executive role. 

You will have major input in developing strategic marketing and communications plans, and will initiate and manage a wide range of projects -- from advertising, to corporate communications, to websites for a diverse range of client accounts. As the public face of Strut this job is essential for building and enhancing client relationships and proactively growing their accounts. 

This role involves working with clients at senior management levels, keeping an eye on the quality of our deliverables, planning, budgeting and generally making sure our clients' expectations are met with the highest level of service.

Work will be conducted primarily at Strut’s 17th Avenue office, a fun open concept environment with frequent on-site client visits, and periodic travel required.

While the majority of work required for this position is conducted during standard weekday office hours, there are times when job responsibilities extend into the evening, and may very rarely, require a day or two of work on the weekend during extremely busy times. 

+Responsibilities

Act as the day-to-day liaison between Strut and our clients, help win new clients/projects and actively grow existing accounts:

  • Develop new business leads when possible
  • Respond to new business meetings and RFPs with written proposals
  • Assess communications and marketing needs by meeting with existing and potential clients
  • Up-sell when additional services we offer match well with client’s needs and goals
  • Meet and correspond with current, past and prospective clients from time to time in order to keep Strut Creative top-of-mind
  • Write descriptions for sample work and case studies to highlight key client project in order to keep the

Strut website and proposal templates up to date

  • Develop plans and budgets for marketing/communications projects and programs: 
  • Formalize client requests by writing detailed project briefs for client approval
  • Develop communications and marketing strategies, plans, budgets, proposals and presentations
  • Be knowledgable and stay up to date with clients’ brands/products/services/marketing developments
  • Work with our Creative and Technology teams and suppliers to establish project estimates and
  • schedules

Managing projects and client accounts

  • Actively direct projects, don’t just let them unfold
  • Brief the Creative and Technology teams on project requirements
  • Generally manage client expectations and attend client meetings as needed
  • Work with clients to ensure the Strut team has all necessary specifications, content, etc
  • Manage project costs by keeping track of suppliers’ costs and time spent on projects by internal staff
  • Manage project timelines by keeping an up to date work-back schedule for each active project
  • Help manage productivity and resources to maintain project and account profitability
  • Keep up to date on the status of projects and anticipate potential issues
  • Make notes on services provided, and consolidate and confirm supplier costs for billing
  • Delegate coordination of project management to coordinators as needed, while ultimately maintaining accountability for the tasks
  • Mentor and contribute to the development of junior accounts team members 

 
Coordinate production of 3rd-party deliverables:

  • Oversee freelance and/or contact-based suppliers as required 
  • Coordinate production and delivery of print and ad materials
  • Delegate coordination of production and delivery to coordinators as needed, while ultimately maintaining accountability for the tasks
  • Act as liaison between Creative/Technology departments, suppliers, and clients
  • Manage suppliers to maintain project and account profitability
  • Manage production timelines to ensure Strut meets project milestones and delivers final product on time and on budget 

+Experience

The ultimate responsibility for the quality and timeliness of our service rests on the shoulders of this position. The role requires strategic planning, budgeting, presenting and advanced social skills. Attention to detail is crucial to this position, as this individual will be responsible for managing deadlines, budgets and ensuring the accuracy of our work. 

  • Effective organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Strong relationship building skills with a talent for motivating team members and collaborating with clients at various levels within their organizations
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects at the same time
  • High level of professionalism combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Understanding of design, advertising, communications, web and print production
  • 7+ Years experience in an integrated marketing agency 

+Bonus Points

  • A solid understanding of web and social media is a plus!

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to join an award-winning team with lots of exciting things on the go, please submit your cover letter, résumé and portfolio link in confidence using the Apply button and form below.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Apply

 

+Calling All Creative Types

We’re looking for some elves to help out in the workshop.

Strut’s getting busy, so we want to bolster our stable of talented freelance and contract designers, copywriters, production artists, and illustrators — available to help support our team on a short-term contract, or per-project basis.

What sort of exciting things are we working on?

- Corporate Identities
- Branding
- Annual and Sustainability Reports
- Print and Digital Advertising
- Infographics and Process Diagrams
- Motion Graphics and Video
- Websites and Apps


Please submit a CV, and PDF or link to online portfolio in confidence, using the Apply button and form below. Applications without portfolio samples will not be considered.

We thank everyone in advance for their interest, but only those who stand out from the crowd will be contacted.

If this sounds like you, and you’d like to join an award-winning team with lots of exciting things on the go, please submit your cover letter, résumé and portfolio link in confidence using the Apply button and form below.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Apply

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