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Updated December 17, 2020

Open Positions


Product Designer

Location: McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)[*]
Term: 6-month (with possible extension)
Salary: $45,000 – $60,000 CAD per annum with benefits
Apply by: December 31, 2020

Join our team! 

Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Vox Pop Labs builds innovative technologies that foster democratic participation. This is a remote role. 

We use data science to create online applications that organize information in ways which are at once easily accessible, empirically rigorous, and profoundly personalized. In so doing, we offer compelling online experiences that promote civic engagement and increase political knowledge.

We are currently looking for a Product Designer to join our remote team!

This is a 6-month contract, with a high possibility of renewal to 1-year.

Reporting directly to the Product Lead, you will have the opportunity to be a key contributor in the design and development of our new civic engagement-based online application.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to understand business requirements and user needs.
  • Present your recommendations as proposals to Product leadership
  • Communicate your design vision clearly by actively listening, speaking succinctly, and leading discussions around your design decisions.
  • Lead design throughout the entire process by building user flows, interfaces, prototypes using visual and interaction design skills.
  • Create wireframes and proof-of-concepts to quickly validate assumptions and iterate ideas.
  • Ensure designs meet AODA compliance (WCAG 2.0 Level AA).
  • Graphic Design: provide illustrations and assets to support company marketing materials or ad hoc campaigns, as needed.

The Ideal Profile:

  • Portfolio is required.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience executing as a Product Designer or UX/UI Designer. (Bootcamp graduates are encouraged to apply)
  • Proficiency with any one or more of current design tools or similar (i.e. Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Balsamiq)
  • Passion for understanding and solving product issues with simple design solutions.
  • You have the ability to thrive in a highly iterative process that involves listening, adapting, moving fast, talking to users, and constantly collaborating

Benefits:

  • Full-time remote position
  • Start-up culture with an opportunity to make an impact in your role and our team immediately
  • Excellent on-the-job learning opportunity to grow your skills
  • Support from a diverse and highly talented team to help you reach your goals
  • An inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!

As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Candidates are open to apply for this role by e-mailing their cover letter and curriculum vitae to careers@voxpoplabs.com with the e-mail subject: “Product Designer Role”.

We will begin reviewing applications on January 4, 2021. Applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the above deadline.

[*] Position will be fully remote until at least mid-2021 due to campus closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Intermediate Full-Stack Software Developer

Location: McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)[*]
Term: 1-year contract (with possible extension)
Apply by: January 15, 2020

Join our team! 

Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Vox Pop Labs builds innovative technologies that foster democratic participation. This is a remote role. 

We are currently looking for an Intermediate Full-Stack Software Developer to join our remote team!

This is a 1-year contract. 

Reporting directly to the Technical Lead, you will have the opportunity to be a key contributor in the design and development of our new civic engagement-based online application.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and development of customized applications for direct use by our clients
  • Manage, prioritize and communicate your workload and tasks to team lead and project stakeholders through-out project execution
  • Adaptable developer who is willing and able to take on and learn multiple technologies and their application within our solutions
  • Participate in the solution integration testing, quality assurance, debugging and root cause analysis
  • Contribute and receive feedback during the development life cycle to improve products and platform

Experience and Education:

  • University / College/ Bootcamp education in a computer related course of study or equivalent experience required.
  • 2-5 years of working experience in a Software Development role or equivalent

Experience or knowledge of following technologies:

  • REST and GraphQL APIs
  • JavaScript/ES6/React
  • Elixir/Phoenix, Python/Django, Ruby/Rails
  • SQL and data modelling
  • Functional programming
  • Must have experience integrating with 3rd party APIs (via REST calls, using OAuth, etc)
  • Must have experience with accessibility, web application performance testing, responsive design for mobile 
  • Nice to have: experience with D3.js and three.js
  • Nice to have: experience implementing front-end design from Photoshop, Sketch, Figma or equivalent
  • Nice to have: experience within Agile development teams
  • Nice to have: experience with DevOps, Amazon Web Services

Skills:

  • A proactive self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must have strong understanding of the software development lifecycle, particularly for web-based applications
  • Ability to become proficient with numerous languages, tools and technologies related to both back-end and front-end development

Benefits:

  • Full-time remote position
  • Excellent opportunity for mentorship, on-the-job learning to grow your skill set
  • Small-team, start-up culture that allows you to make an impact in your role and our team immediately
  • Support from a diverse and highly talented team to help you reach your goals
  • An inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!

As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Candidates are open to apply for this role by e-mailing their cover letter and curriculum vitae to careers@voxpoplabs.com with the e-mail subject: “Intermediate Full-Stack Software Developer”.

We will begin reviewing applications on Jan 15, 2021. Applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration applicants are advised to submit all supporting materials by the above deadline.

[*] Position will be fully remote until at least mid-2021 due to campus closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.