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Software Developer / Programmer - Closing Applications: Dec 16, 2018

Employer: Pleasant Solutions
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton

Job Description:

Not your everyday software developer position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

---Positions Available:---

** Multiple positions ranging from intermediate up to team lead level (based on skill, regardless of the amount of experience or education), opening up immediately and throughout the year.
** Additional positions for specialists (for example, Android programmers, front-end developers, etc). Tell us your strengths and we’ll go from there.
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (software tester, business analyst, project manager, graphic designer, and UX designer). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


---Position Overview:---

** Full time and permanent.
** Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Gain valuable career experience in the newest highlevel technologies (C#, .NET 5, Java, MVC7, WCF, web services, SOA, Swift/Objective-C, Xamarin, F#).
** Gain experience with many advanced software engineering tools and techniques (code generation, object relational mappers, advanced .NET reflection, etc).
** Gain experience with both small and large projects, with involvement throughout the product life-cycle.
** Opportunities to be involved with higher level architecture and design.
** Mentoring from experienced software architects and some of the smartest peers in the country, on exciting projects that you can really sink your teeth into.
** A blend of programming methodologies (deliberately part way between agile, Kanban, and waterfall plus occasional extreme and pair programming methodologies).
** Does _not_ involve a lot of boring technical support or fixing broken legacy applications.
** Most of the learning is through hands-on trying and doing and collaborating. Meetings and formal training are minimized.
** Rarely requires meeting with a client for those who prefer not to.
** Environment allows for some privacy at your workstation as well as time to concentrate without distractions when you need it.
** Exchange city program: swap cities with one of our developers in another city! Pleasant covers good portion of travel, no cost accommodation, and stay for a month or two without using up any vacation.


---Requirements:---

** Highly intelligent.
** Fast learner and enjoys learning.
** Passionate about making software and very good at it.
** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** A deep appreciation for reusable code and the benefits of object oriented design.
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---

** Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
** Experience with .NET or mobile development.
** Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.

---About The Work Environment:---

** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
** Free onsite massage therapy.
** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
** Fast paced
** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


---About The Company:---

** Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
** Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
** Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
** Stable and well diversified.
** Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
** Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
** We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
** An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
** We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
** Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).


---Applying:---

** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
** Apply online today using the link below!
** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
** Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting thesite.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Project Manager And Business Analyst - Closing Applications: Dec 16, 2018

Employer: Pleasant Solutions
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton

Job Description:

Not your everyday business analyst / project manager position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

---Positions Available:---

** 2-3 positions ranging from junior up to senior (based on skill and potential skill, regardless of the amount of experience or education).
** Positions related to custom software (but don't let that scare you).
** Additional positions for specialists. Tell us your strengths in your cover letter and we’ll go from there.
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (marketing-project manager, infrastructure analyst, software developer, software tester). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


---Position Overview:---

** Full time and permanent.
** Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Gain valuable career experience in a variety of industries and project types.
** Gain experience with both small and large projects: from small mobile apps to large enterprise systems.
** Involvement in many aspects of the projects: from pre-sales analysis, requirement gathering, design specifications, and mockup creation, to project managing the project and development team (we will train you if you are unfamiliar with some parts).
** Involves a lot of communication with clients over the phone, email, and in person as well as communication through documents (requirements, solution proposals, features needed, usage flow) and with the development team.
** Responsible for assisting sales staff for potential new sales via skillful needs analysis, as well as responsible for enforcing project scopes and limits, managing expectations of clients, and ensuring projects come in on budget and on time.
** Does _not_ involve too much writing manuals or help documents (<2% of time).
** Does _not_ involve a lot of travel outside of the city.
** Not stuck on long and tedious multi-year projects (even when a larger 1 year project comes along, you will also be doing smaller 1-3 month projects at the same time to maintain variety).
** Mentoring from experienced business analysts.
** Opportunity for advancement and job evolution into a variety of potential positions, within reasonable time frames even.


---Requirements:---

** Highly intelligent.
** Superb communication and language skills, both written and verbal.
** Very creative at solving business problems.
** Passionate about finding software solutions for client needs.
** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** Hard working. 
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---

** Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
** Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
** Strong technical skills.

---About The Work Environment:---

** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
** Free onsite massage therapy.
** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
** Fast paced
** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


---About The Company:---

** Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
** Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
** Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
** Stable and well diversified.
** Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
** Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
** We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
** An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
** We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
** Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).

---Applying:---

** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
** Apply online today using the link below!
** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
** Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the site.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Entry Level Insurance Broker - Closing Applications: Dec 14, 2018

Employer: Zealots Consulting for HUB International
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Various locations in AB/BC

Job Description:

Have you ever thought about a career in Insurance after graduation?

Are you the type of person, who smiles when they greet a customer, or says hello and welcomes the ones you already know? Do you intuitively ask and check to ensure the customer has what they need? Do you ask and understand what might be important to the customer and feel an obligation to ask and ensure the customer understands choices or options? Are you the type of person that follows up, makes notes, feels a sense of service to the customer and ensures what was promised is delivered on time and correctly?

Are you the type of person that knows that doing a job well is a journey and you want to convey information to the customer in an effective manner?

Mostly are you the type of person that understands and cares about the customer as well as the value of how insurance makes a real difference in people's lives?

If you were nodding to some of these questions, a career in the insurance field may be a really good long term fit for you!

Insurance involves more than filling out paperwork. Insurance is peace of mind. It is knowing that if something were to happen to your car, home, possessions, you are protected. In fact, insurance is all around us and touches virtually everything we do in life and in business! To ensure our customers get the best options and services available, we are looking for new business graduates who enjoy helping and servicing others, and who enjoy solving problems in an entrepreneurial and dynamic workplace.

HUB International is offering this rare opportunity to enter this global and growing industry and will even assist you in obtaining your Level 1 General Insurance License. You will proactively build relationships, approaching your clients with both integrity and a service mindset. As a highly detailed and service-oriented person, you make sure all the needed documentation has all the i's dotted and t's crossed and clients feel understood and their insurance needs are expertly taken care of.

Choose a career with HUB International and take the first step toward creating a future that combines a diverse, challenging work environment with financial security and career satisfaction. By joining HUB, you will become part of a rapidly growing company that offers significant opportunity for learning, development, growth as well as advancement.

As such we are actively recruiting a motivated and talented individual for the position of Entry Level Insurance Broker in our esteemed client's office.

Company’s Background: 

HUB International (www.hubinternational.com) is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, reinsurance, investment and risk management products and services throughout offices located in the United States and Canada. The company is the largest broker of insurance products in Canada and our client's dynamic team of insurance professionals provides insurance solutions for all types of business, government, and other organizations and continues to grow and expand its footprint across North America and beyond. Our client's dynamic organization prides itself with a winning employee culture and has had tremendous success through its people, and is led by a strong and experienced senior management team with strong financial performance. The company offers a great benefits program and compensation plan and rewards top performers.

HUB Offers:

• Competitive market salaries, bonus, RRSP match, medical/dental benefits, paid vacation
• Employer paid education and training programs, professional development and insurance courses
• Flexible work hours
• Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth

Specific Duties:

• Build relationships with clients, colleagues to grow your professional network
• Proactively and creatively offer solutions using a diverse selection of ICBC and private insurance products while achieving performance targets
• Process a wide variety of auto insurance transactions including renewals, new plates, transfers, cancellations, debt payments and more
• Develop new business by cross selling and making referrals to both personal and commercial insurance lines

Required Education & Personal Attributes: 

• 1-2 year Business Administration, Marketing, or Communications Certificate/Diploma
• Ability to write and pass the Level 1 exam within 30 - 60 days (employer sponsored)
• Thrive in a team environment and be happy to help co-workers find the answers!
• Positive, can do attitude!

Nice to Have's:

• Prior insurance industry experience
• 1 year of related customer service, retail, co-op education, or sales experience

Ideal Personal Attributes:

Client Focused: The client's satisfaction is the key priority and the candidate seeks ways to add value.

Clear Communicator: The candidate has the capacity to listen, write and speak so that others understand. In addition, they have a sense of social intelligence.

Goal Driven: The candidate can set goals and achieve them through personal commitment.

Takes Initiative: Acts to avoid potential problems and/or maximizes potential opportunities. Finishes what they start.

Team Player: Works with fellow employees to achieve the shared goal of providing the best in customer service.

Has Integrity: Is true and honest with self and others and accepts responsibility for their mistakes.

Multi-Tasker: Completes work efficiently and accurately with minimum stress.

Persuasive: Ability to influence new and existing clients that our products and services are right for them.

Cognitive Ability: The candidate has logical reasoning and can interpret information quickly and accurately.

Specific Requirements: 

• You take pride in your client care, communication skills, and your ability to build strong relationships
• Your excellent time management skills and attention to detail allow you to multi-task with ease which allows you to prioritize what needs to get done
• You want an opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge within the industry and desire future career growth
• Customer service aptitude and experience

Factors for Success:

• Ability to write and pass the Level 1 exam within 30 - 60 days (employer sponsored)
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Exceptional customer service skills
• Ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment and handle high volumes of transactions

How to apply:

Please send your resume, transcript, and cover letter quoting job: “Entry Level Insurance Broker” to clifftang@zealotsconsulting.com

Cliff Tang, Principal
Zealots Consulting Inc. Executive Search
Recruitment Consulting & Leadership Development
"Part of Your Team"
Lynn Valley Town Centre
1199 Lynn Valley Road, Box 16133, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S9
604-727-3141 (phone)
604-988-3152 (fax)
www.zealotsconsulting.com

Wage: $35.000 per year 
Contact Email: clifftang@zealotsconsulting.com

Social Media Marketer / SMM Specialist - Closing Applications: Dec 06, 2018

Employer: Pleasant Solutions
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton

(Exciting opportunity promoting a multi-brand tech company)

Job Description:

Not your everyday marketing position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month reaches new heights.

---Positions Available:---
** Social Media Marketer / SMM Specialist
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (SEO specialist, writer, video editor, PPC specialist, media and marketing communications, marketing project manager, business analyst, software developer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


---Position Overview:---
** Full time and permanent
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Get to know our multiple brands over the long-term to produce deep insight "wow" results that continue our brands' fast growth.
** 90% internal marketing projects (for our 5+ technology offerings), 10% client billable marketing projects.
** Gain valuable career experience with campaigns from mature departments to early stage start-up departments, and from patented disruptive products to more routine competitive sectors.
** Gain experience with both small and large campaigns.
** Be the chief person responsible for social media engagement.
** Campaigns separately targeting many audience groups including customers, existing distributors, targeted future distributors, job candidates, industry influencers specific to each department, and SEO targets such as bloggers.
** Original content distribution, content curation, and discussion engagement.
** Focus on higher quality content at the expense of frequency, rather than posting just for the sake of having frequent posts.
** Supported with original content provided by inhouse writers, graphic designers, and video editors.
** Discussions will include casual topics to build relationships, collecting ideas for features, getting feedback on product roadmaps, clarifying brand positioning, and breaking the ice for recruiting or sales.
** Learn about departments from stakeholders, extracting precise information from them.
** Mature into a master social media strategist: budgeted time for research and strategic thought about where to post, audiences and individuals to target, optimal hashtags, centers of interaction, and ways of increasing results.
** Occasionally provide brainstorming, feedback, or committee participation to other specialized roles like SEO or PPC, especially if it involves your secondary skillsets.
** Participate in brainstorming and planning of marketing endeavours, especially for launching new departments.
** Most major platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, YouTube, web forums, and industry specific forums.
** Does _not_ involve writing long articles and building your own graphical content (we have writers and designers for that, you will naturally generate shorter form text content).
** Does _not_ involve SEO.
** Does _not_ involve constant time-constrainted projects for clients where the budget does not allow for amazing "wow" results, or justifying social media marketing to people who do not understand it.
** This is _not_ a role created due to social media hype and with no understanding of its best uses or limitations: this role will be an integral part of many endeavors, with high but realistic expectations.


---Requirements:---
** Superb written English communication skills.
** Passionate about and great at building relationships with people online.
** Can read and reply to people online for extended periods of time.
** Positive attitude that shows through with your writing.
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---
** Experience with companies that sell to other companies (B2B).
** Knows a lot about geeky technology topics.

---About The Work Environment:---
** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
** Free onsite massage therapy.
** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
** Fast paced
** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


---About The Company:---
** Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
** Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
** Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
** Stable and well diversified.
** Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
** Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
** We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
** An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
** We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
** Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).


---Applying:---
** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
** Apply online today at the link below.
** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
** Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the site.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

SEO Specialist - Closing Applications: Dec 06, 2018

Employer: Pleasant Solutions
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton

(Exciting opportunity promoting a multi-brand tech company)

Job Description:

Not your everyday marketing position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month reaches new heights.

---Positions Available:---

** Search Engine Optimization Specialist / SEO Specialist
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (SMM / social media specialist, writer, video editor, PPC specialist, media and marketing communications, marketing project manager, business analyst, software developer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


---Position Overview:---
** Full time and permanent
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Fast moving in terms of variety of tasks and expectations.
** Get to know our multiple brands over the long-term to produce deep insight "wow" results that continue our brands' fast growth.
** 90% internal marketing projects (for our 5+ technology offerings), 10% client billable marketing projects.
** Gain valuable career experience with campaigns from mature departments to early stage start-up departments, and from patented disruptive products to more routine competitive sectors.
** Gain experience with both small and large campaigns.
** Be the chief person responsible for organic search traffic.
** Use many techniques both on-page and off-page, such as keyword insertion into content, backlacking, scholarship backlacking, video SEO, meta-tagging, analysis to find new relevant keywords, synonym analysis, engaging bloggers with the aim of backlinking to us, monitoring search engine algorithm changes, A/B testing, and lots of iteration to optimize.
** Balance on-page SEO techniques with human reader effectiveness.
** Learn about departments from stakeholders, extracting precise information from them.
** Weekly budgeted time for researching techniques and trends.
** Mature into a master SEO strategist: significant portion of time is spent strategizing on specific SEO techniques, before execution of the techniques.
** Supported by a team of specialized roles including a writer, social media presence builder, graphic designer, PPC specialist, video editor, programmers, and others; allowing you to focus.
** Occasionally provide brainstorming, feedback, or committee participation to other specialized roles, especially if it involves your secondary skillsets.
** Participate in brainstorming and planning of marketing endeavours, especially for launching new departments.
** Does _not_ involve writing long articles (although you will audit and modify content for SEO optimization).
** Does _not_ involve social media presence building (we have specialists for that, but you will request specific actions from them that your SEO strategy requires such as building relationships with specific bloggers you want to request backlinks from)
** Does _not_ involve constant time-constrainted projects for clients where the budget does not allow for amazing "wow" results, or justifying SEO to people who do not understand it.


---Requirements:---
** Highly intelligent.
** Deep knowledge of SEO techniques.
** Healthy curiousity for online marketing trends.
** Superb written English communication skills.
** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** Hard working. 
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---
** Experience with SEO specifically for B2B companies.
** Experience has variety (due to an agency position or otherwise).
** Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
** Good instincts for analyzing data to extract meaning, and distinguishing valuable metrics from irrelevant ones.

---About The Work Environment:---
** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
** Free onsite massage therapy.
** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
** Fast paced
** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


---About The Company:---
** Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
** Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
** Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
** Stable and well diversified.
** Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
** Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
** We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
** An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
** We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
** Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).


---Applying:---
** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
** Apply online today at the link below.
** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
** Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the site.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Digital Ag - Summer Intern - Closing Applications: Nov 12, 2018

Employer: Farmers Edge
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Red Deer, AB, CAN t4n 3x9

Job Description:

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.

Digital Ag Summer Intern
Location: Olds, AB; Red Deer, AB (and surrounding area)

Reporting to the Regional Digital Ag Lead, the digital Ag intern will be instrumental in demonstrating the Farmers Edge platform in their geographic region. This role is fast paced and requires someone keen to demonstrate digital tools such as imagery, crop stage models, pest prediction models, both F2F and in field demonstrations

Duties may include the following:
Demonstrate the benefits of Farmers Edge digital ag platform and how they can be used to improve the profitability of Farmers Edge customers.
Teach Farmers Edge customers how to utilize the digital Ag platform. Show the way.
Working with customers, develop stories of digital agronomic tools making a difference. Share these stories with other growers and the Farmers Edge team through social media and F2F sessions.
Support Regional Digital Ag lead in customer training events and for specific customer requirements as needed.
Collect observations in customer fields using the digital platform that help calibrate staging/insect/disease models, ensuring accurate performance that are in your assigned geography
Ensure completion of all necessary administrative functions in a timely manner
Travel required within province or state
Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
Currently enrolled or recent graduate in Agricultural or related field at a university or college level
Some agricultural experience would be an asset
Comfortable speaking in front of crowds and developing new relationships
Ability to lead small field tours showcasing digital tools
Able to travel throughout the region, potential overnight
Valid drivers license with a reasonably clear driving record


Compensation:
Farmers Edge offers a very competitive compensation package. Salary dependent on qualifications and skill.

Farmers Edge Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHhe8QS3bP0

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Wage: 
Contact Email: janessa.goss@farmersedge.ca

Digital Ag - Summer Intern - Closing Applications: Nov 12, 2018

Employer: Farmers Edge
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Peace River, AB, CAN T8s 0b3

Job Description:

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.

Digital Ag Summer Intern
Location: Peace River, AB (and surrounding area)
Reporting to the Regional Digital Ag Lead, the digital Ag intern will be instrumental in demonstrating the Farmers Edge platform in their geographic region. This role is fast paced and requires someone keen to demonstrate digital tools such as imagery, crop stage models, pest prediction models, both F2F and in field demonstrations

Duties may include the following:
Demonstrate the benefits of Farmers Edge digital ag platform and how they can be used to improve the profitability of Farmers Edge customers.
Teach Farmers Edge customers how to utilize the digital Ag platform. Show the way.
Working with customers, develop stories of digital agronomic tools making a difference. Share these stories with other growers and the Farmers Edge team through social media and F2F sessions.
Support Regional Digital Ag lead in customer training events and for specific customer requirements as needed.
Collect observations in customer fields using the digital platform that help calibrate staging/insect/disease models, ensuring accurate performance that are in your assigned geography
Ensure completion of all necessary administrative functions in a timely manner
Travel required within province or state
Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
Currently enrolled or recent graduate in Agricultural or related field at a university or college level
Some agricultural experience would be an asset
Comfortable speaking in front of crowds and developing new relationships
Ability to lead small field tours showcasing digital tools
Able to travel throughout the region, potential overnight
Valid drivers license with a reasonably clear driving record


Compensation:
Farmers Edge offers a very competitive compensation package. Salary dependent on qualifications and skill.

Farmers Edge Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHhe8QS3bP0

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Wage: 
Contact Email: janessa.goss@farmersedge.ca

Software Project Manager - Closing Applications: Nov 19, 2018

Employer: Farmers Edge
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Job Description:

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.

Software Project Manager
Location: Winnipeg, MB/Lethbridge, AB/Calgary, AB

Reporting to the Business Process Manager, the Project Manager will manage planning, organization and delivery of Farmers Edge software projects. The role requires excellent communication skills and working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle. In general, the Project Manager has the responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.

What you'll be doing:
Ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time & within scope;
Working with Product in planning road maps, defining project scope, deliverables, priorities, timelines & resource allocation;
Planning and running Agile Scrum ceremonies - Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up (daily scrum), Sprint Review and Retrospective;
Assisting Product in backlog grooming/refinement sessions;
Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors & maintain relationships;
Reporting and escalating issues to management as needed;
Performing risk management reviews with Product, QA and Release Manager;
Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation;
Assisting in Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews;
Working with the Business Analyst in readying Product Requirements for engineering teams;
Coordinating with stakeholders to track dependencies across related projects.
Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to succeed:
Project management qualification (PMP) or equivalent;
5+ years of Project Management experience;
Understand the Software Development Life Cycle & models;
Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodologies, with Demonstrated experience in a previous project;
Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management;
Proficiency in project management software tools;
Working knowledge of Atlassian Jira & Confluence;
Demonstrated experience with Mobile platform development a plus;
iOS and/or Android;
Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects concurrently;
Demonstrate previous experience working with Product Owners and Product Requirements related to project scoping;

What would be great:
Excellent critical thinking & problem solving;
Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities;
Conflict resolution;
Previous work experience in agriculture and agronomy is a plus;
Be adaptable and willing to learn.

What you'll get:
Enterprise level experience with complex systems and technically challenging work;
Freedom to work independently;
Competitive compensation package along with great benefits;
Employer matched retirement plan.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Wage: Salaried 
Contact Email: please@applyonline.com

Software Project Manager - Closing Applications: Nov 19, 2018

Employer: Farmers Edge
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Job Description:

Farmers Edge is a global leader in decision agriculture servicing over 22 million paid product acres worldwide with precision digital solutions. Integrating field-centric data, easy-to-use software, state-of-the-art processing technology, predictive modelling, and advanced agronomic analytics, Farmers Edge provides growers with scalable solutions to produce more with less. Using innovative digital agronomic tools, Farmers Edge solutions focus on the sustainable production of high-yielding, high-quality crops and are designed to optimize inputs, minimize environmental impact, and protect economic viability of the farm. From seed selection to yield data analytics, Farmers Edge transforms big data into timely and accurate insights to support informed decision making.

Software Project Manager
Location: Winnipeg, MB/Lethbridge, AB/Calgary, AB

Reporting to the Business Process Manager, the Project Manager will manage planning, organization and delivery of Farmers Edge software projects. The role requires excellent communication skills and working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle. In general, the Project Manager has the responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.

What you'll be doing:
Ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time & within scope;
Working with Product in planning road maps, defining project scope, deliverables, priorities, timelines & resource allocation;
Planning and running Agile Scrum ceremonies - Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up (daily scrum), Sprint Review and Retrospective;
Assisting Product in backlog grooming/refinement sessions;
Coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors & maintain relationships;
Reporting and escalating issues to management as needed;
Performing risk management reviews with Product, QA and Release Manager;
Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation;
Assisting in Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews;
Working with the Business Analyst in readying Product Requirements for engineering teams;
Coordinating with stakeholders to track dependencies across related projects.
Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to succeed:
Project management qualification (PMP) or equivalent;
5+ years of Project Management experience;
Understand the Software Development Life Cycle & models;
Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodologies, with Demonstrated experience in a previous project;
Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management;
Proficiency in project management software tools;
Working knowledge of Atlassian Jira & Confluence;
Demonstrated experience with Mobile platform development a plus;
iOS and/or Android;
Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects concurrently;
Demonstrate previous experience working with Product Owners and Product Requirements related to project scoping;

What would be great:
Excellent critical thinking & problem solving;
Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities;
Conflict resolution;
Previous work experience in agriculture and agronomy is a plus;
Be adaptable and willing to learn.

What you'll get:
Enterprise level experience with complex systems and technically challenging work;
Freedom to work independently;
Competitive compensation package along with great benefits;
Employer matched retirement plan.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Wage: Salaried 
Contact Email: please@applyonline.com

Project Manager And Business Analyst - Closing Applications: Nov 15, 2018

Employer: Pleasant Solutions
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton

Job Description:

Not your everyday business analyst / project manager position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

---Positions Available:---

** 2-3 positions ranging from junior up to senior (based on skill and potential skill, regardless of the amount of experience or education).
** Positions related to custom software (but don't let that scare you).
** Additional positions for specialists. Tell us your strengths in your cover letter and we’ll go from there.
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (marketing-project manager, infrastructure analyst, software developer, software tester). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


---Position Overview:---

** Full time and permanent.
** Fast moving in terms of variety of work and expectations.
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Gain valuable career experience in a variety of industries and project types.
** Gain experience with both small and large projects: from small mobile apps to large enterprise systems.
** Involvement in many aspects of the projects: from pre-sales analysis, requirement gathering, design specifications, and mockup creation, to coordinating the project and development team (we will train you if you are unfamiliar with some parts).
** Involves a lot of communication with clients over the phone, email, and in person as well as communication through documents (requirements, solution proposals, features needed, usage flow) and with the development team.
** Responsible for assisting sales staff for potential new sales via skillful needs analysis, as well as responsible for enforcing project scopes and limits, managing expectations of clients, and ensuring projects come in on budget and on time.
** Does _not_ involve too much writing manuals or help documents (<2% of time).
** Does _not_ involve a lot of travel outside of the city.
** Not stuck on long and tedious multi-year projects (even when a larger 1 year project comes along, you will also be doing smaller 1-3 month projects at the same time to maintain variety).
** Mentoring from experienced business analysts.
** Opportunity for advancement and job evolution into a variety of potential positions, within reasonable time frames even.


---Requirements:---

** Highly intelligent.
** Superb communication and language skills, both written and verbal.
** Very creative at solving business problems.
** Passionate about finding software solutions for client needs.
** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** Hard working. 
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---

** Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
** Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
** Strong technical skills.

---About The Work Environment:---

** Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
** Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
** We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
** We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
** Free onsite massage therapy.
** Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
** Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
** Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
** Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
** Fast paced
** Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


---About The Company:---

** Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
** Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
** Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
** Stable and well diversified.
** Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
** Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
** We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
** An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
** We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
** Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).


---Applying:---

** What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
** Apply online today atthe link below
** Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
** Please do not apply via email, use only the link to apply.

Wage: TBD 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

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