Mid - Senior Digital Designer

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Date:09 January 2015
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Your time has come to step up to the plate! Are you looking for a fresh opportunity within the digital design field?
 
Are you passionate about design and eager to learn? Do you work smart and show initiative? Do you understand GUI and functional user experiences? Are you familiar with web and mobile usability, and the responsive nature of online development? Is your design cutting edge? Do you approach each project proactively? Do you exhibit exceptional time management and keep to deadlines?
 
We are a dynamic digital agency, based in Sandton, and are seeking a highly creative and self-motivated Mid/Senior Digital Designer for a full time position.
 
We need a team player with great interpersonal skills and their own reliable transport. Your Portfolio is Essential.

Please email your CV along with URLs of Portfolio work. No applications can be considered without a portfolio.

Requirements
The following skills are essential:

  • Current digital portfolio with various past works
  • Minimum three years' digital or mobile experience
  • Designing with usability/information architecture in mind
  • Understanding of UX/UI/UJ/GUI
  • Sound PC skills (Windows 7 up)
  • Photoshop, Illustrator & other Adobe Studio products
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Basic experience with Dreamweaver and / or Visual Studio
  • Pixel perfection

Advantageous

  • HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript/ASP.NET
  • jQuery/Bootstrap/AngularJS/JavaScript Frameworks
  • Illustration & animation skills
  • Photography
  • Motion graphics
  • Mobile design experience
  • CMS Systems
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Junior Web Developer

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Date:24 February 2016
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Great opportunity at Firewater Interactive for if you are straight out of varsity or college & have little or no experience!

Our highly experienced team of masters in the digital world is looking for an individual to assist with and learn the underworld of website design & development where coffee & energy drinks are magically transformed into source code!

Our unique company culture will constantly keep you challenged, always learning and inventing the future! If you have the basic skills we will refine them and teach you so many more as you learn the “Firewater way”.

Required Skills

  • Basic ASP.NET C#, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Visual Studio / Sublime Text
  • Excellent PC and Internet skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Passion for digital
  • Motivated and eager to learn
  • Sense of humour
  • Analytical, methodical and logical problem solving

Advantageous

    HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Frameworks
  • Responsive Design
  • Adobe Photoshop or Image Editing
  • Understanding of good design, layout, user journeys, user experiences & information architecture
  • ASP, XML, JSON, MS Access, Web Services, Open Graph, Phone Gap
  • Telerik's: Sitefinity, Kendo UI, Icenium
  • Previous experience with CMS, CRM and ERP solutions
  • MS Server & IIS Administration
  • Source Control (Git)
  • DNS & Domain Administration
  • Strict security practices / SSL 

Bonus skills

  • Idiot proofing
  • Working with the lights on
  • A design eye
  • Quest for perfection
  • Can exchange caffeine for sleep
  • Pyrotechnics
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Senior C#.Net Web Developer

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Date:01 August 2016
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Firewater Interactive is looking for a Senior C#.NET Web Developer with 4 years proven digital agency experience. The candidate should exude with passion for web and mobile development. The ideal candidate will have front-end design implementation skills from and stay up to date with the latest trends and developments with a constant thirst for ways to innovate and improve skills ( and those of the team ). An ability to problem-solve, verbalise and document process flows with a sharp eye for detail are a must. 

Firewater Interactive is a digital agency with an established team of digital designers, developers, marketers, copywriters with an energy like no other. From our love for rock music to an avid fascination with explosives, we love what we do and are looking for the right people to be a part of our team.

This is a chance to work on exciting projects in various industries with a great and established team. It is essential for the candidate to supply a detailed portfolio with links to URLs.

Salary offered dependent on experience, Discovery medical aid from CTC if required. Bring your own lightsaber.

Please find a full list of skills required below:

Essential skills

  • C# .NET / MVC
  • MS SQL
  • HTML & HTML5 / CSS & CSS3
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • XML
  • JSON/SOAP/API
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Custom CMS/CRM/ERP Integration & Development
  • Flawless security best practices
  • w3 & strict coding standards
  • Web Services
  • Visual Studio
  • Frontend Development Skills
  • Experience With Web Frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation etc.)
  • Github
  • Time management 
  • Trello
Non-essential skills
  • SEO Best Practices
  • Windows Server & IIS
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Digital Marketing
  • Native / Phonegap App Development

Advantageous skills

  • Progress Sitefinity CMS experience 
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Understanding of UX & UJ
  • MySQL/PHP/CGI/Perl
  • Social Skills
  • NodeJS
  • Grunt
  • Bower
  • AnglarJS 
  • LESS/SASS
  • Modernizr
  • Database Normalization and Data Structures.
  • Load / Penetration Testing Experience
  • MS Visio / MS Project
  • Arduino / Processing / RaspberryPI
  • AR / HID
General
  • Own Reliable Transport
  • Permanent Position

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Technical Project Manager

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Date:14 February 2017
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.

We are seeking a technical project manager to manage the outsourcing of the back-end development internally and to teams around the world.

We need a self-motivated individual who can skillfully manoeuvre the intricacies of foreign developers and ensure they deliver on the brief and by the deadlines.

If you are a perfectionist, meticulous, a strong leader, passionate and pro-active, then we want you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Sourcing the relevant external skill and contracting them for project-specific deliverables
  • Working with the Studio Manager to schedule tasks for projects using CRM/PM solution
  • Strong project management skills utilised to manage resources around the world
  • Understanding the brief or spec provided and communicating this to the external resources
  • Weekly reporting to Studio Manager on development work completed by external resources
  • Completion of all projects in terms of time, quality and budgets
  • Project process flows, timeline generation and communication to external resources
  • Digital marketing knowledge (SEM, SEO, PPC etc.)
  • Purchase order procurement and invoicing
  • Costing analysis and workforce efficiency measurement
  • General management of production/operations
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Up to date with the latest trends in Web & Interaction design
  • Passion for digital
  • True sense of ownership of projects
Requirements
Experience Required
  • BSc Information Technology or Similar Diploma with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Project management training/qualification
    • Project Management qualification
    • MS Project management or similar
    • Agile/ Scrum/ Software Lifecycle
  • Web and multimedia project management
  • Website design and development
    • HTML / JavaScript / CSS
    • C#.NET
    • Database MSSQL 2008R2
    • Team lead
    • Solutions Architect
    • CMS: E.g. Sitefinity, Umbraco, Orchard, etc.
  • Website information architecture/content styling
  • Web Services/ API Integration
  • Search engine optimisation principles and best practice
  • CMS-based website management
  • Web-based business networking
  • Internet
  • Database management (Access, basic SQL)
  • Microsoft Office (all programs)
Other Requirements
  • Driver's License with own transport
  • Logic and perfectionism
  • Excellent grammar and spelling
  • Understanding of website architecture and content placement
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to communicate highly technical scenarios to laymen & vice versa
  • Likeable but stern
  • Well organised and patient
  • Extremely keen eye for detail and aesthetics, down to the last pixel
  • Driven and motivated to complete projects no matter what it takes
  • Motivate the team to deliver the best possible project, on time and to standard
Advantageous
  • Digital Agency
    • Digital Strategy
    • Design/Wireframing/UI/UX
    • SEM/SEO/Online Marketing/Content Marketing
  • Mobile app development
  • Remote team management

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PR Manager (Mid)

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Date:16 February 2017
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Do you like to win friends and influence people? Can you break a story faster than fake news online? Can you network like only a social butterfly could?

We need a self-motivated individual who can help grow our PR division to compliment our Digital Agency skillset. This position will allow growth and building of a strong team.

Developing a strong repertoire for a variety of different clientele both B2B and B2C should be a natural talent, allowing brands reputations to flourish in the public eye.

If you are a perfectionist, meticulous, a strong leader, passionate and pro-active, then we want you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Receive and develop client briefs and facilitate the understanding of briefs to any suppliers/outsourced parties.
  • Implement PR execution plans and monitor performance.
  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure high level of service delivery.
  • Manage projects from start to finish by applying good organisation, planning and follow-ups.
  • Undertake any other PR duties which may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Source and create quotes.
  • Meet deadlines related to all areas of work.
  • Undertake administrative activities to ensure on-time and accurate billing.
  • Hold regular meetings with client and issue contact reports post all client interactions.
  • Provide strategic input and planning for PR projects.
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant trends, market and industry, and client relevant (sector and competitor) developments and research.
  • Presenting to clients (various types of concepts developed in the studio)
Requirements
  • Relevant degree or diploma in public relations/communications/journalism 
  • Minimum of 3 years of public relations agency experience.
  • Experience working on clients in the corporate/business to business sector is essential
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Strong media relationships.
  • Ability to develop PR and media proposals.
  • Experience working on integrated campaigns and in the digital and social media space an advantage.
  • A proactive self-starter who has great attention to detail.
  • Create strong relationships with clients, influencing and facilitating the delivery of work that meets their needs.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (all programs) skills.
Other Requirements
  • Driver's License with own transport
  • Logic and perfectionism
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and good command of the English language
  • Well organised and patient
  • Extremely keen eye for detail and aesthetics, down to the last pixel
  • Driven and motivated to complete projects no matter what it takes
  • Motivate the team to deliver the best possible project, on time and to standard
  • Excellent people skills
  • Outgoing and confident

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Front-End Web Developer (FED) (Mid)

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Date:27 February 2017
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Firewater Interactive is looking for a front-end developer (Mid) to bridge the gap between design and development. Do you have a passion for user interface development and usability? Have you worked with content management systems before? Like to get down and GUI?

We're looking for someone with a passion for new technologies and design and is excited about the future of the web. An understanding of web standards and previous experience in JavaScript frameworks is a must. Ability to create wireframes and process flows for usability and layout.

Requirements

  • CSS /HTML
  • JavaScript / JQuery
  • Strong cross-browser compatibility skills
  • Having implemented a number of websites successfully
  • Portfolio essential (Can be personal work)
  • Experience in content management systems
  • Keen design eye and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Smart worker
  • Have an understanding of development in SQL/ASP.NET
  • An understanding of mobile devices and how to design / develop for them
  • Own reliable transport

Bonus Skills

  • CSS 3 / HTML5
  • ASP.NET / C#
  • Mobile Development
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Digital Strategist (Mid)

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Date:15 March 2017
Type:Permanent
Company:Firewater Interactive
Address:First Floor, West Block
8 Commerce Crescent
Kramerville, Sandton
RemunerationNegotiable, based on experience.

Details

Are you the type of person who knows how to identify problems nobody knew they had so you can formulate creative digital solutions? Do you live, eat and breathe all things digital? Already got a digital campaign in mind while reading this, then you are the one we are looking for!

Firewater is seeking the guiding light of digital ideas to join our team of passionate digital experts and do what we do best - deliver quality, measurable and quantifiable solutions to our awesome clients.

If you love what you do, you will love working at Firewater!

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop digital strategies based on client briefs ensuring these are aligned with marketing/sales strategies.
  • Ability to develop omni-channel campaigns based on client briefs. Choosing relevant channels for execution.
  • Participate and run all client and internal strategy sessions - preparing presentations, compiling all documentation, attending meetings and taking comprehensive notes.
  • Presenting strategies if required to clients.
  • Collaborate closely with the design, content, social media, account management and project management teams.
  • Drive innovative approaches to digital marketing, embracing cutting-edge trends and ideas 
  • Creating action plans as needed to achieve targets.
  • Set measurable objectives to ensure campaigns are meeting the specified requirements.
  • R&D of the latest trends, benchmarks and best practices.
  • Compile comprehensive monthly reporting for active channels and campaigns for each client.
  • Meet deadlines related to all areas of work.
  • Creative Problem solving is a pre-requisite in your day to day.
 Requirements
  • Relevant degree or diploma.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant digital agency experience.
  • Experience working on clients in the corporate/business to business sector is essential
  • Strong ability in document writing and compiling reports.
  • Ability to develop campaign proposals.
  • Experience in working with omni-channel/digital/social media campaigns (provide portfolio of latest projects).
  • A proactive self-starter who has great attention to detail.
  • Passionate in all things digital.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Strong analytical expertise.
  • Always at the forefront of new trends. A trend setter.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (all programs) skills.
Other Requirements
  •   Driver's License with own transport
  •   Logic and perfectionism
  •   Excellent grammar, spelling and good command of the English language
  •  Well organised and patient
  •  Extremely keen eye for detail and aesthetics, down to the last pixel
  •  Driven and motivated to complete projects no matter what it takes
  •  Motivate the team to deliver the best possible project, on time and to standard
  •  Excellent people skills
  •  Must be a ninja.

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