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At Sky Global, we are building technology solutions to empower our customers. We are working on a diverse portfolio and require team members who are talented, driven and team-oriented to join us.

At Sky Global, you will work on a small, versatile, and passionate team. You will tackle new problems, use your creativity, and develop solutions that deliver on our goal of disrupting through innovation.

UX/UI Designer

Job Number: 011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: June 27, 2018
Type: Permanent

Company

Sky Global is a Vancouver-based software technology company that provides market-leading innovations in data security, mobile communications and digital commerce. With deep expertise and experience in software development, SKY GLOBAL is well positioned and focused on becoming a prominent player in the mobility space with its diverse product lines targeted to both consumers and SMEs.

Located in the financial district of downtown Vancouver, the Company offers a fun, open and highly collaborative environment in an ultra modern office space. SKY GLOBAL employs a small but talented group of problem-solving experts all focused on making life easier through technology.

Job Summary

As the UX/UI Designer, you will work with the mobile and web development specialists on the Product Team but collaborate closely with the Marketing and leadership team to bring their product vision to life. You have years of proficient design experience and a solid track record of success in producing engaging, and visually appealing products. You have a deep understanding of user behaviour and you bring instinct, insight and feedback to iterate on your creative ideas.

To be successful in this role, you must be detail-oriented, a team player and take a consultative approach as you must balance various stakeholder opinions while upholding your own based on design principles.

Responsibilities

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product, development, and marketing teams
  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Adhere to style guidelines for colors, fonts, and images
  • Drives creative strategy and facilitates design thinking and innovation
  • Creates and presents UX ideas, wireframes, and user flows, using human-centric design practices that also include rationale based on customer research and best practices
  • Collaborates with developers on web projects ensuring responsiveness and interactivity
  • Works with product team to gain insight on consumer testing
  • Ensures all projects maintain a high degree of innovation, quality and consistency.
  • Regularly communicates to cross-functional team members including the PM’s regarding the status of your projects

Requirements and Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience designing for web, native mobile, and email
  • 4+ years in professional commercial design
  • Must have experience working with Agile methodology using SCRUM
  • Strong experience with Low & High-Fidelity designs
  • Extensive experience with Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, specifically with mockups, web design and multimedia presentation
  • Working knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, JIRA and JavaScript
  • Have a working knowledge of responsive design principles
  • Understand the interplay of design and development and have an appreciation for user experience
  • Experience in designing and optimizing for user interface and have an excellent understanding of user / customer journey
  • Exceptional project portfolio showcasing responsive website and digital projects that demonstrates the rationale behind design decisions and your understanding of micro and macro interactions. You possess great design aesthetic (composition, symmetry, balance, white space, etc)
  • Knowledge of current trends in design and technology, particularly branding practices
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Good time-management skills

Desired Qualities

  • You are positive and optimistic
  • You are a problem solver and offer out-of-the-box solutions
  • You have excellent creative instinct
  • You are highly organized with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • You are an excellent communicator and listener
  • You are team oriented and process oriented
  • You know how to inspire people around you
  • You believe that everyone has a voice and you listen intently
  • You have an ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers
  • You take pride in your quality of work and take ownership of your projects from start to finish
  • You act with humility and have a high level of self awareness
  • You demonstrate proactive thinking and problem-solving ability

Education

  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field

Only applications from Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens will be considered.

Marketing Manager

Job Number: 009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: June 1, 2018
Type: Permanent

Job Summary

As the Senior Manager, Marketing Communications, you play a critical role in launching products, growing our market share and making our brand well-respected and highly recognized through the strategic campaigns you develop.

You are a highly motivated, self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who can connect and communicate to a diverse set of audiences using your knowledge and proven experience in digital marketing communications. You’ll be working cross functionally with the product, design, business development, sales and customer service groups to develop, plan and execute on strategic marketing campaigns

Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic communications plan for the promotion and dissemination of corporate and marketing content
  • In collaboration with the web and mobile development teams, create, adapt, improve and optimize web and mobile communication using SEO / SEM tactics
  • Own brand management by maintaining brand assets and updating brand guidelines for distributors
  • Develop social media strategy, write and post content on various social channels to engage target audiences and manage communities through social forums
  • Develop and script videos and other multimedia content for case studies, testimonials and promotional video ads
  • Write and manage blogs and monthly newsletters for all products
  • Develop and manage media relations activities including writing company announcements, press releases and build relationships with industry analysts
  • Build and manage email campaigns and lead generation activities
  • Manage and present data analytics and weekly reports of marketing activities
  • Support customer service team with written communication on product releases and other customer facing initiatives (ie. FAQ, help guides)
  • Manage and implement marketing automation tools to support lead generation activities
  • Write up awards submissions and manage brand reputation

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Excellent writing skills with diverse experience writing for various audiences and content include scripts, advertising copy, web content, blogs and media releases
  • 5 – 7 years senior marketing experience in mobile technology and / or fintech
  • At least 3 years of social media marketing
  • At least 3 years of PR and media relations experience
  • Proven success in building and engaging social communities
  • Expertise in inbound marketing strategies and campaign development
  • Passion for data analytics and market research
  • Solid presentation and verbal skills
  • Hands-on experience with marketing automation systems
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with MS Office Suite, WordPress, Hubspot, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube
  • Expert knowledge in Google Analytics and data analysis
  • Google and Hubspot Certified is nice to have

Only applications from Canadian Citizens will be considered.

Android Developer

Job Number: 008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: April 16, 2018
Type: Permanent

Job Summary

As an Android Developer, you will help build mobile apps for Android. The successful candidate should be comfortable with various mobile platforms, native & hybrid technologies. The person will be involved in the design, development, testing, and deployment of apps. They should be familiar with Agile utilizing Scrum methodology to manage the software development projects. Effectively work and collaborate with the design team to deliver a rich, modern, and friendly user experience.

Responsibilites

  • Contribute to the native app development for Android.
  • Involved in the research & planning of new mobile apps or prototypes.
  • Work with the product and design team to understand end-user requirements and translate them into technical specification requirements.
  • Help improve the quality and optimization of apps by employing best practice coding practices, performing code reviews, leveraging automated test tools to implement/execute unit & regression test plans, and continually iterate.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest industry trends in mobile technologies and understand how we can exploit them in our apps.

Requirements

  • 2+ yrs experience of Android application development.
  • Strong development skills in JAVA for Android.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Android Studio and related APIs.
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Object Oriented concepts and mobile architecture.
  • Proficient in understanding the Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of native activity lifecycle of Android.
  • Familiar with offline storage and such optimization techniques as thread pools and caching.
  • Familiar with encryption utilizing cryptographic keys an asset.
  • Knowledge of open-source Android ecosystem and available libraries.
  • Familiar with cloud messaging APIs (i.e. Google FirebaseMessaging) and push notifications.
  • Good working knowledge of version control systems such as Git/SVN along with clients such as BitButcket or equivalent. Good understanding of how to build feature and release branches.
  • Proven experience working in Scrum/Kanban with Agile teams.
  • Working experience in translating functional requirements into technical specifications.
  • Experience in conducting code reviews to ensure consistent quality, robustness, and conformance to standards and best practices.
  • Experience with writing automated unit & regression tests.
  • Motivated and passionate about what you do, and have a high desire to constantly learn.
  • Value team work and encourage collaboration.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Education

  • BS Degree in Computer Science Degree or related field.

Only applications from Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens will be considered.

iOS Developer

Job Number: 007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: April 16, 2018
Type: Permanent

Job Summary

As an iOS Developer, you will help build mobile apps for iOS. The successful candidate should be comfortable with various mobile platforms, native & hybrid technologies. The person will be involved in the design, development, testing, and deployment of apps. They should be familiar with Agile utilizing Scrum methodology to manage the software development projects. Effectively work and collaborate with the design team to deliver a rich, modern, and friendly user experience.

Responsibilites

  • Contribute to the native app development for iOS.
  • Involved in the research & planning of new mobile apps or prototypes.
  • Work with the product and design team to understand end-user requirements and translate them into technical specification requirements.
  • Help improve the quality and optimization of apps by employing best practice coding practices, performing code reviews, leveraging automated test tools to implement/execute unit & regression test plans, and continually iterate.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest industry trends in mobile technologies and understand how we can exploit them in our apps.

Requirements

  • 2+ yrs experience of iOS application development.
  • Strong development skills in Swift or Objective C for iOS. Swift is preferred.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the SDKs (Xcode, Cocoa) and related APIs.
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect iOS applications to back-end services.
  • Experience with iOS frameworks such as Core Data, Core Animation, etc.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Object Oriented concepts and mobile architecture.
  • Proficient in understanding the iOS UI design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Familiar with offline storage and such optimization techniques as thread pools and caching.
  • Familiar with native Apple push notifications and cloud messaging APIs (i.e. Google FirebaseMessaging).
  • Familiar with encryption utilizing cryptographic keys an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of version control systems such as Git/SVN along with clients such as BitButcket or equivalent. Good understanding of how to build feature and release branches.
  • Proven experience working in Scrum/Kanban with Agile teams.
  • Working experience in translating functional requirements into technical specifications.
  • Experience in conducting code reviews to ensure consistent quality, robustness, and conformance to standards and best practices.
  • Experience with writing automated unit & regression tests.
  • Motivated and passionate about what you do, and have a high desire to constantly learn.
  • Value team work and encourage collaboration.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Education

  • BS Degree in Computer Science Degree or related field.

Only applications from Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens will be considered.

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Our head office is located in Vancouver, BC, the best city in the world. Sky Global provides an opportunity for our team to live and work in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.