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We are a digital branding agency that builds beautiful user experiences. Situated in the heart of downtown, right beside the Skytrain, the Skyrocket office is surrounded by great food and is easily accessed from any part of the city.   Our office is an open concept space filled with creative people making a difference. We have a full kitchen where we can prepare (and share!) delicious home cooked meals. Most of us ride to work, so we have a bike rack to hang our steeds at the entrance. We also have a shower in case the commute is a hot one!   Skyrocket is a highly collaborative workplace; one where everyone has the opportunity to take their work to the next level. Our team is small and cross-functional, so you will be surrounded by a wide range of perspectives.   We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are passionate about creating great work, so please drop us a line—who knows—we might invite you down for our Friday beers…  

Current Openings

Digital Production Manager

Who we are:

Skyrocket is a digital branding agency that builds beautiful user experiences. Situated in the heart of downtown, right beside the Skytrain, our office is surrounded by great food and is easily accessed from any part of the city.

Our office is an open concept space filled with creative people making a difference. We have a full kitchen where we can prepare (and share!) delicious home cooked meals. Most of us ride to work, so we have a bike rack to hang our steeds at the entrance. We also have a shower in case the commute is a hot one!

Skyrocket is a highly collaborative workplace; one where everyone has the opportunity to take their work to the next level. Our team is small and cross-functional, so you will be surrounded by a wide range of perspectives.

Skyrocket is in search of a star Digital Production Manager. You can manage complex and multidisciplinary projects with a strong client focus. You have a reputation for managing and delivering projects on budget, on time, and on schedule. You have the ability to decipher and facilitate both creative and technical dialogue. You clarify requirements and can explain complex ideas. You are able to set the pace for various continuous projects while juggling competing deadlines and requests.

You will oversee the production team and are responsible for ensuring flawless execution on projects and facilitating the flow of project information throughout Skyrocket. This includes overseeing the entire production process involving creative and technical from kick-off through delivery.  You will work closely with multiple remote team members, with varying skill sets, in different time zones to assign projects, plan workflow, and ensure production processes and profitability guidelines are followed.

In this position, you will coach the Scrum teams in applying and optimizing best practices to maximize performance and efficiency.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Agile project management as it relates to timing, functionality and workflow processes
  • Resource management and ability to define delivery teams for projects
  • Ability to identify project risks, mitigate risks, and manage crisis
  • Completion of project plans that result in satisfied clients and project teams, and ensure the delivery of projects on time and on budget
  • Document, learn and support all aspects of projects: scope, risk, schedule, budget, quality, and internal communication
  • Gather and interpret project requirements in order to deploy resources in the most efficient and cost effective manner
  • Work with the Client Director and/or Client Strategists to understand project milestones and timelines in order to manage resources for various projects simultaneously throughout each project’s lifecycle
  • Continuously identify and recruit new team members to add to our roster of talent
  • Protect the production team members from interference so they remain focused
  • Manage scope through QA, helping Product Owners and Client Strategists identify must-have versus nice-to-have fixes—maximizing the amount of work done

Who You Are:

  • You crave a fast-paced environment where change is constant
  • Super adaptable, you gracefully navigate any situation you dive into
  • Your solo work is breathtaking yet your team would be lost without you
  • You are passionate about technology, design and user experience
  • You love seeing your team grow and succeed as experts in their field
  • Strong track record of mentoring and developing direct reports to the next level of performance

What You’ve Done:

  • You have 3+ years of direct agency digital project management/producer/production manager experience.
  • You have 1+ years of experience facilitating Agile teams on technology projects.
  • You have worked with development teams and launched some exciting projects that you’re very proud of
  • You have successfully created high-performance teams, inspiring and empowering them to achieve results.
  • You’re knowledgeable about Agile techniques, including Kanban, User Stories, estimation techniques and meeting facilitation
  • You’ve furthered your education in Scrum, and continue to learn about it.

Bonus Points:

  • You’re a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or are interested and willing to get certified
  • You have a background in design or development

Apply:

We’d love to hear from you so if you think you’re a good fit: contact us and tell us why along your resume. Email jobs@skyrocket.is with the subject line “Digital Production Manager”.

Lead Developer

Who we are:

We are a digital branding agency that builds beautiful user experiences. Situated in the heart of downtown, right beside the Skytrain, the Skyrocket office is surrounded by great food and is easily accessed from any part of the city.

Our office is an open concept space filled with creative people making a difference. We have a full kitchen where we can prepare (and share!) delicious home cooked meals. Most of us ride to work, so we have a bike rack to hang our steeds at the entrance. We also have a shower in case the commute is a hot one!

Skyrocket is a highly collaborative workplace; one where everyone has the opportunity to take their work to the next level. Our team is small and cross-functional, so you will be surrounded by a wide range of perspectives.

Our Work:

We love creating impact, and that is reflected in who we work with. Our clients span a spectrum ranging from a large-scale 3D printing startup to the National Sikh Campaign. This presents us with a diverse set of challenges changing with every project.

To face these challenges we’ve chosen technologies that allow us to be flexible and deliver unique features. Depending on the situation we’ve used tools like VueJS, Laravel and CraftCMS. The backbone of our entire workflow is Docker, which sees us through local development all the way to servers running on AWS.

Some examples of our recent work:

Expectations:

Skyrocket is looking for a lead developer with a rock solid understanding of what it takes to build modern web products. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with working within a scrum-based project management system, and someone who can communicate why uni-directional dataflow or unit-testing would be valuable to a client. Our ideal candidate is an expert in Javascript, and has a deep understanding of functional programming and modular code design. Above all though, this person is a leader, someone who is comfortable communicating complex ideas to clients and designers alike, someone who can curate a smooth, simple, and consistent development experience for a team made up of remote workers and in-house developers.

At Skyrocket we focus on personal growth and high value work. We encourage every member of our team to take ownership and be self-motivated. Our Lead Developer will be proactive about making improvements to our workflow, meticulous in designing and documenting our processes, and passionate about learning and sharing knowledge—all the way to scheduling “Lunch and Learn Sessions,” where they share their expertise on a subject with everyone else on the team.

Apply:

We’d love to hear from you so if you think you’re a good fit: contact us and tell us why, and send along your resume with some examples of your best work. Email jobs@skyrocket.is with the subject line “Lead Developer”.