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We Are Hiring: Web Designer / Front-End Developer

If you are an astounding individual with a high attention to detail, an eye for design, HTML & CSS skills, and are comfortable taking direction from a client, then we want to hear from you!

We are adding to the team at Radar Hill! We have an opening for an awesome Web Designer / Front-End Developer, a role to assist our Graphics Department with creating beautiful and effective websites.

We need someone with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design, specifically as it applies to web development, using: HTML, SCSS and CSS Preprocessors, Adobe Xd, moqups or similar wireframing software, JavaScript and jQuery, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator, UI and UX, PHP, FTP, Web Hosting Configuration (cPanel or similar), and have experience with at least one version control system, preferably Subversion or Git.

You can:

  • Create clean, modern, and well crafted websites
  • Create mobile friendly websites and have knowledge of responsive website design
  • Create design briefs and project guidelines documents based on client needs
  • Organize and manage client content and assets
  • Conduct thorough testing and review to make sure websites validate based on W3C standards
  • Follow Google best practices
  • Turn a design proof into code

You have:

  • Attention to detail in the fine tuning of original customized web layouts
  • A passion for W3C validation, accessibility, and properly structured semantic markup
  • The desire to look for ways to enhance the function and usability of web layouts
  • An inquisitive nature, that allows you to learn about modern technologies and adapt to new coding practices
  • A passion for collaborating and learning from your peers (bonus points if you can teach us something!)
  • Analytical, troubleshooting and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to improvise, work within set budgets, and adapt to challenges

We:

  • Offer competitive salary and benefits package
  • Have been in business for 17 years
  • Work 35 hours a week in our office, Monday to Friday – no pain of overtime
  • Have comfortable desks (not drab and windowless cubicles) in a beautiful office, three decks, and great views of the city
  • Are a motley crew of designers, smoothie drinkers, coders, programmers, writers, and animal lovers
  • Are an equal-opportunity, wheelchair/handicap accessible office

Apply!

Think this is the job for you? To get our attention: send an email to hr (at) radarhill.com and include:

  1. A list of your top 3 skills
  2. Your design portfolio, with at least 3 designs
  3. What you offer and why you want to join us
  4. Your resume including references
  5. A catchy subject line
  6. An answer to the question: “How do you recognize a good design from a bad design?”

Must be located on Southern Vancouver Island. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Those who cannot follow these instructions will not be shortlisted.

About Caitlin O'Hara

Shawn’s daughter, Caitlin has been around Radar Hill since its inception, and working with them in a professional capacity since 2016. After 1.5 years of being in the office, she moved to the beautiful city of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, where she at first continued to be a remote employee. She soon evolved into a virtual assistant, and began the Scottish branch of Radar Hill, by joining a BNI chapter. Overseeing a wide range of tasks, she is helping to further the growth of the company, from writing blogs, compiling website content, audio transcription, and client communication.
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