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We Are Hiring – Entry Level Front-End Coder / Tech Support!2021-12-28T20:57:39+00:00

Hiring A Front-End Web Developer & Technical Support Agent

We pride ourselves in providing thoughtfully and carefully crafted websites for real estate professionals across North America. If you take pride in craftsmanship and finesse, feel motivated to find efficient and intelligent methods, and wish to further your career and education in a dynamic SaaS + Boutique Agency hybrid environment, this is for you.

The chosen candidate will be working out of our Gastown studio in Downtown Vancouver. Foreign contractors need not apply as we have a very strict policy of our entire workforce operating out of our Vancouver Headquarters. This is a full-time position, with a minimum of 37.5 hours per week of work.

Our website system is a blend of a SaaS-based platform with a very customizable front-end structure, and utilizes the AWS (Amazon Web Services) as part of its infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of custom CMS management, teamwork with designers & communicators, as well as client care & management.

  • Unique opportunity to make your mark in a rapidly growing, boutique marketing services firm

  • Great opportunity to use your newly acquired HTML/CSS/Javascript & PHP skills

  • Closely mentored by senior developers & our CEO

  • Learn new cloud-based platforms we are building & integrate into cutting-edge workflow

  • Gastown, Downtown Vancouver based position, in a brick & beams building with your own iMac (27”) + 2 External monitors at your L-shaped workstation.

  • As much coffee, tea, chocolate milk you can handle!

  • Learn the agency dynamics in a multi-team environment with managers, graphic designers, content managers and other coders.

  • Work in an environment that combines SaaS-style web-services with a boutique, agency-grade branding & design agency.

Your Responsibilities In This Role:
  • Develop & code website front-ends according to the approved template visuals on our system based on the Brixwork core code.

  • Learn & manage the file systems on our Amazon Cloud & utilize them effectively.

  • Follow mobile responsive standard guidelines and styling conventions for beauty & function.

  • Work within deadlines, timelines, and hours allocated to fulfill corporate objectives.

  • Identify faster and more efficient ways to execute visuals to work faster.

  • Troubleshoot issues and make minor modifications/upgrades to websites.

  • Assist our Senior Developers with feedback & ideas to improve customer experience, decrease lead time on websites, and reduce the amount of tech support inquiries.

Your Skills, Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 months of experience with the following basic web development languages & skillsets (not necessarily through a previous job, but as a personal hobby or studies is also fine. In other words,  you do not have work experience but have relevant education or other experiences, we may still consider you).

  • HTML
  • CSS & SASS
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Whilst possession of any of the below skills are not mandatory for your success in the role, they will be considered an asset:

  • jQuery & jQueryUI
  • CSS Wireframes such as Bootstrap, Skeleton, Boilerplate etc.
  • CSS3 Transitions & Animations
  • AJAX combinations using advanced jQuery & secured PHP back-end
  • MySQL database administration experience
  • Experience in Sketch (Similar to Adobe XD)
  • Work environment in a cloud (Dropbox & Google Drive)
  • Mac OSX environment
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Knowledge

The personality traits our team is looking for in regards to this position:

  • Able to follow established procedures & structures
  • Focused and dedicated
  • Aware of timelines, multiple-project pipelines, and deadlines
  • Problem-solver with determination
  • Attention to detail & user experience
  • Ability to tailor details to each client
  • Efficiency-driven mindset
  • Respect for data & website security with attention to detail
  • Not afraid of learning new techniques, experiments and enhancements

How You Can Apply For This Position!

If you found this post on InDeed.com, please follow the application procedures on Indeed.

If this role sounds like you, please submit an emailed application to jeff@brixwork.com (you can also find this email address on our website, www.brixwork.com) containing the following information:

  1. The email subject must contain “Front-End Web Developer – ”.
  2. Your resume & cover letter
  3. Attach examples of your work, either live on a website or code snippets.
  4. Any questions/answers contributed to StackOverflow, or repositories you worked on on Github etc.

Don’t phone us, please. We need all applications in email form only, and will not accept phone calls for job applications. We will review your resume and contact successful applicants to advise on the next steps.

Pay & Benefits

  1. 3 Month Probation & Training Period at $22.00/hr
  2. After probation completion, move to $25.00/hr + performance bonuses.
  3. Periodic reviews going forward based on project completion time, quality assurance score and other performance metrics
  4. Medical/Dental/Vision benefits after passing 3 month probation period

Your Future Co-Workers (7 + you!):

  1. 1 other Coder to share tasks with, bounce ideas off of, and learn from.
  2. 2 graphic Designers who will set the visuals and direction of your products.
  3. 1 Social Media & Content manager to help you out.
  4. 1 Administrator who handles customer inquiries, invoices & payments that you will communicate with.
  5. 1 CEO that oversees the operations, back-end software development & architecture, and project management

Hiring – A Content Curator & Social Media Manager Position2021-12-28T20:59:17+00:00

We are looking for A Content & Social Media Marketer to help our clients, and manage our social presence

This position has been filled! Thank you!

Having a beautifully designed website goes a long way. Having great content added to it, as well as supplementing it with social media marketing, helps it go the extra distance that it needs to truly perform well for our real estate agents. Our own social media needs a lot of work to maintain as well.

We have an opening for an entry level content & social marketer position opening up.

Does the following describe you?

  • Eager to explore the digital, social media marketing world and discover your potentials
  • Want to build a foundation of solid marketing & communications in the real estate field
  • Able to understand key messages and iterate in many different ways
  • Articulate, detail-oriented, research-driven, accurate
  • Sharp with numbers & statistics and reading reports
  • Able to schedule & manage multiple clients & internal work on a cycle
  • Can have fun working with clients input and collaborating with colleagues
  • Creative in thinking up different ways to position concepts & taglines
  • Quick at learning new skills on new software and understanding numbers at a glance

The chosen candidate will be working out of our Gastown studio in Downtown Vancouver. Foreign contractors need not apply as we have a very strict policy of our entire workforce operating out of our Vancouver Headquarters. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

About This New Position

  • Prepare, write and publish written content (including blog articles) related to real estate listings & new presales

  • Utilize photography, infographics, headings & utilities to enhance content visuals

  • Publish the links to content/blog posts (or both) on clients’ social media outlets

  • Perform content-level Search Engine Optimization (meta tags & keywords)

  • Manage our internal social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Prepare, write, edit and publish email newsletters in conjunction with listings or blog posts

  • Maintain advertisement campaigns and generate reports

Technical Knowledge & Skills

  • Social media platforms knowledge (Facebook, Instagram)

  • High level of written and spoken English skills

  • Understand cloud drives and docs such as Google Drive/Docs/Sheets and Dropbox

  • Basic knowledge of HTML an asset (this is not a coding role, however)

  • Quick with numbers, stats and math

  • Mailchimp and WordPress knowledge is a bonus (but not mandatory)

Experience & Qualifications

  • Team-oriented work experience in any office or retail environment (min 6 months)

  • Legally able to work in Canada

  • Attention to detail with ability to proof-read

  • Task prioritization and deadline-oriented mindset

  • Open to learning new softwares and being resourceful to find answers

What We Offer

  • Full time employment in a dynamic, fast-paced team!

  • $19/hr probation period (first 3 months), to be bumped to $22/hr + profit share bonuses & benefits

  • Performance based bonuses from SEO & Ad Management Campaigns and pay-grade change upon periodic

  • Opportunity to learn & grow in a Vancouver-based start-up with years of operation history.

  • Free coffee, lattes & tea all day long, plus ice cream in the summer, chocolate in the winter!

  • 27″ iMac + 22″ monitor dedicated workstation provided with an amazing keyboard/mouse set and your own headset

How To Apply

  • Please send your applications by email to jeff@brixwork.com (or apply directly on our Indeed posting)!

  • Include your resume & brief cover letter

  • The email subject must contain “Content & Social Media Marketer”

  • Do not phone – if you call us, you will automatically be disqualified.

  • Attach samples of your business writing or other communication you wrote

Some Changes To Our Rates, Facility Upgrades & New Team Members2016-04-18T20:04:58+00:00

Changes In Pricing

To offer the best-in-class boutique web/print/branding services for our real estate professionals, we are introducing some changes to our services. With expansion of services & hardware facilities as well as operations cost increases, we will be implementing changes in pricing effective on the next billing cycle. As of April 21st (beginning of next cycle) the following rates will apply to our design services:

Design/Coding/Consult/Production

$90/hr (billed at 15 minute increments, unlike the industry standard of 1 hour or 30 minute increments)

Administrative, or Photo/Data Exchange Only

$36/hr (billed at 30 minute increments)

Mailwalk (Canada Post) set up, packaging & delivery to the outlet (Applicable only to Vancouver customers)

$55 Per Mailwalk up to 1,000 units (not including postage costs owed to Canada Post)
$10 per 500 units additional.

Monthly Subscription Cost changes will be effective as of monthly billing dates of May 21st and after:

Brixwork Website Base: $55 (previously $50)
MLS® Reciprocity Add-On: $25 (no change)
Enable both commercial & residential: $25 (no change)
Enable Rental module: $25 (previously $20)
WordPress Blog: $15 (previously $10)

Full rate sheet is here: https://www.brixwork.com/realtors/our-services/real-estate-website-design/

Facility Upgrades & Expansion

Our production force has grown to double the size since a year ago. In addition to Rebecca & Jovan (Graphic Designer & Web Developer, respectively) we now have Cindy-Lynn (Graphic Designer) and Bruno Fontanella (Web Developer) to help you with your needs. Our office has also been significantly renovated with new computers, new monitors & mounts, and of course more workstations to accommodate the larger workforce.

FAQs:

Q: When was the last price change?
A: 2014 was our last rate change to our labour rates, while monthly fees have remained the same since 2012.

Q: Does the price change have any relation to USD/CAD exchange rate?
A: Partially yes. Costs of computers as well as the web based software we use to keep ourselves organized has gone up due to the weakened Canadian Dollar.

Q: I’ve became a subscriber very recently (less than 6 months ago) so it seems a bit soon to raise my prices, no?
A: While our labour rates will increase for everybody at the same time, we can definitely keep your monthly fees the same for the first six months of your subscription. We need you to email us your domain and the date of your first subscription invoice or the invoice number (if it’s less than 6 months ago) so we can freeze the price until the 6th monthly fee point.

Q: When’s the cut-off for design of marketing material and/or new website customization at the old rate?
A: Any orders placed on or before (confirmed by email to design@brixwork.com) April 18th (Monday) can be processed under the current rates, since we operate on a 1 business day turn-around to start on inbound inquiries. Our billing cut-off is April 20th, after which point the new labour rates will become effective.

If you have any questions please email us at support@brixwork.com and we will be happy to answer them.

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