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Software Developer / Programmer - Closing Applications: Aug 30, 2019

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 at https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tbd 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Software Developer / Programmer - Closing Applications: Aug 30, 2019

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

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.
** Office Location: The office location shown on mapping systems is not accurate for where this position will be because we are opening multiple new development locations in the greater Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary areas.


---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.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** 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
** Headquarters and in the future satellite offices too: Free onsite massage therapy.
** Headquarters: Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tbd 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Marketing Communications and Media - Closing Applications: Aug 30, 2019

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

Job Description:

Not your everyday communications position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and with great variety. A job you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

---Positions Available:---

** Marketing communications writer.
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (graphic designer, ux designer, digital advertising specialist, marketing project manager, business analyst, front-end developers, 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 our position list at careers.pleasantsolutions.com.
** Part time positions during office-hours and part time specialist positions (such as publicist stunt expert or event planners) will also be considered.


---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).
** Most projects will be focused on achieving noticeably remarkable and portfolio-worthy results for our 5+ technology brands, although occasionally projects simply need to be done reasonably in a short timeframe.
** 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.
** Does _not_ involve an endless, boring, stream of responding to incoming letters, time-crunched low quality communications, communicating the exact same event over and over again, or extremely rigid corporate communications.
** Generally, you will get a variety of four types of work, as listed below.
** First is marketing focused writing such as web site text, video scripts, brochures, and portfolio case studies. This involves clearly relaying what a product is about in sales collateral, why a potential customer should buy from us on our website, why its better than the competition, or why an industry should care in the case of press releases. 
** Second is edgy advertising scripts and long-form blog posts, the kind that our in-house video production crew can turn into share-worthy advertisements that evoke emotion or that captivate readers.
** Thirdly, miscellaneous communications such as internal and external speech-writing for our executives, editing high-value email communications, internal training documents for various departments, etc.
** Fourth is assisting the sales team with the marketing elements of their sales proposals and building up a library of snippits for them to use.
** For the candidates that are interested in it, assist the media relations person with publicity generation in local as well as national media or on social media content. If you want this to be one of your top tasks, apply for our media position at careers.pleasantsolutions.com instead.
** Gain further experience with both small short-term and large long-term endeavours.
** Gain experience with wordsmithing user interfaces for software products to assist our UX designers.
** High end equipment to work with (dual monitors with a 30” monitor, whatever keyboard or mouse you want us to buy, etc).
** Collaborate with our marketing project manager, graphic designer, UX designers, executives, and sales personnel.
** Engage in constructive debate to challenge your writing; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better results.
** Environment allows for some privacy at your workstation as well as time to concentrate without distractions when you need it.


---Requirements:---

** Masterful English skills.
** A deep appreciation of the psychology that goes behind convincing writing and publicity.
** Passionate about writing.
** Can be very convincing and exciting within your writing.
** Get deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities and we accept that some candidates might be new to a couple of the areas we have mentioned.


---Nice To Have:---

** Previous experience in sales writing.
** Previous experience in communications for a technology company.

---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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tbd 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Embedded Product Electrical Engineer - Closing Applications: Aug 30, 2019

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

Job Description:

Not your everyday engineering 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:---

** Embedded Systems Product Engineer
** Additional positions may be available for specialists. Tell us your strengths and we’ll go from there.
** Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (software developer, business analyst / project manager, 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.
** Meaingful projects deep in product design and experimentation.
** Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
** Approximately 85% internal projects and 15% client projects.
** Ability to count on a best-of-the-best software development team for all programming needs, although we welcome you to contribute to embedded programming as your skills allow.
** Gain valuable career experience in the newest technologies and embedded electronic platforms. We value staying up to date.
** Gain experience throughout the product life-cycle and with both small and large projects.
** Substantial amount of advanced creative and strategic thinking, especially on internal projects.
** Learning from some of the smartest technical peers in the country, on exciting projects that you can really sink your teeth into.
** Providing second opinions to your peers to confirm their plans.
** One of our main upcoming projects will be a project of very high profile in the media.
** Does _not_ involve a majority time allocation to break-fixing and emergencies.
** Does _not_ involve a lot of off-hours requests or travel.
** Does _not_ involve a lot of time with boring legacy systems.
** Duties include selecting how components will work together (embedded system design), sourcing the right make and model of components, overseeing the design of the board, determining battery times, making prototypes (including soldering), dismanteling off the shelf electronics to find ways to modify them.
** Projects will vary from barebone microcontrollers to single board microprocessing computers with an operating system, but your focus would be on orchastrating the surrounding components and board.
** Example project: a tennis ball sized embedded system, with 3D printed shell, that has a microphone, speaker, constant audio processing, a couple LEDs, some switches, and physically integrates with other off the shelf electronics, and low cost at medium-run quantites.
** Example project: a credit card sized device with 3 buttons, powered by USB, where each button notifies a web server to change the background music of room.
** Example project: hacking a stereo system to leech its power source and have the state of the stereo control provide input into a separate microcontroller that controls your toaster.
** Most of the learning is through hands-on trying and doing. Meetings and formal training is minimized.
** Environment allows for some privacy at your workstation as well as time to concentrate without distractions when you need it.
** We are a highly technical company that will notice and appreciate when engineering is done skillfully and when designs are done properly.


---Requirements:---

** Highly intelligent.
** Loves to tinker with small electronics and other technologies.
** Has experience with the hardware side of microelectronics, whether mass produced or with hobby-grade electronics Arduino and Raspberry Pi or otherwise.
** Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
** Takes pride in work.
** No requirement to be great at actually writing code for microcontrollers (we have software programmers who can do the coding you might not be able to)
** No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities.


---Nice To Have:---

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

---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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tbd 
Contact Email: hiring@pleasantsolutions.com

Entry Level Insurance Broker - Closing Applications: Jul 12, 2019

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: $35000 per year 
Contact Email: clifftang@zealotsconsulting.com

Project Manager And Business Analyst - Closing Applications: Aug 01, 2019

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 at https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tba 
Contact Email:

Software Developer / Programmer (Exciting and great variety) - Closing Applications: Aug 01, 2019

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

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.
** Office Location: The office location shown on mapping systems is not accurate for where this position will be because we are opening multiple new development locations in the greater Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary areas.


---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.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** 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
** Headquarters and in the future satellite offices too: Free onsite massage therapy.
** Headquarters: Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tba 
Contact Email:

Software Developer / Programmer (Exciting and great variety) - Closing Applications: Aug 01, 2019

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

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.
** Office Location: The office location shown on mapping systems is not accurate for where this position will be because we are opening multiple new development locations in the greater Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary areas.


---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.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** 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
** Headquarters and in the future satellite offices too: Free onsite massage therapy.
** Headquarters: Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tba 

Software Developer / Programmer (Exciting and great variety) - Closing Applications: Aug 01, 2019

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

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.
** Office Location: The office location shown on mapping systems is not accurate for where this position will be because we are opening multiple new development locations in the greater Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary areas.


---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.
** Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
** 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
** Headquarters and in the future satellite offices too: Free onsite massage therapy.
** Headquarters: Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tba 
Contact Email: 

Software Developer / Programmer (Exciting and great variety) - Closing Applications: Aug 01, 2019

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 at https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com
** 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 https://careers.pleasantsolutions.com site.

Wage: tba 
Contact Email:

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