Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Not your everyday IT 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.
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 may be available for specialists. Tell us your strengths and we will go from there.
Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (business analyst / project manager, senior technical support, software developer, 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.
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).
Variety with approximately 65% internal projects and 35% client projects.
Gain valuable career experience in the newest technologies and automation techniques. We value staying up to date.
Gain experience in a wide variety of areas including server management, desktop management, service oriented design via APIs, various mobile platforms, and integration methodologies.
Gain experience with both small and large projects, with involvement throughout the product life-cycle.
Rapid assessment of client or internal needs, what the existing infrastructure is, performance implications, and development of best highlevel plans. Assessments are done on a very wide variety of needs and challenges, rather than a single product repeatedly.
Pre-sale phone meetings with clients to discuss and brainstorm enough to pass the high-level plan on to the business analysts to work out all of the details into a requirements document and for sales to present the plan.
Substantial amount of new IT project design and advanced strategic thinking, especially on internal projects.
Spot change opportunities to optimize our systems and processes as we grow quickly.
Occasionally participate in some development-stage design sessions and occasionally assist with product development planning, with best-of-the-best developers and business analysts.
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.
Safeguarding and auditing security for data and systems.
Troubleshooting and occasional break-fixing.
Does not involve endless client desktop support from computer novices.
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 boring legacy application support.
Fast learner and enjoys learning.
General awareness of a wide variety of IT systems and approaches.
Passionate about making IT do awesome things and very good at achieving that.
Gets 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.
Nice To Have:
Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
About The Work Environment:
All of the below apply to our Edmonton headquarters, satellite offices may vary.
Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
A smaller company culture even though we are a mid-sized 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.
Private hammock room for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you did not sleep well last night.
Private 2nd/3rd floor patio for outdoor breaks with a view.
An example of our culture: Everyone eats lunch together in the sofa room, and even the quiet types love it.
Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, etc).
Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
Free onsite massage therapy.
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.
About The Company:
Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton with small satellite offices in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Saskatoon.
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).
Stable and well diversified.
Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
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 an event
ticketing system (used by the City of Edmonton and various folk music festivals), small mobile software tools, business software, and Pleasant Password Server (the server for a popular product known as Keepass).
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 dozens of WorldVision children).
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 do not have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
Please do not apply via email, use only the link above to apply.