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Downtown Location

WEEKLY TEAM LUNCHES

Every week, Adknown team members are treated to lunch from one of many top local restaurants. Unlimited soft drinks and a fully stocked bar (in the games room) is provided for all to enjoy.

Community Involvement

LATEST EQUIPMENT

Each member of the Adknown team is provided a laptop, multiple monitors, and a smartphone for all their coding and analytical needs.

Food

GAMES ROOM

There are multiple recreational areas within the Adknown offices complete with video games, foose, pool and darts. We like to work hard, but we also like to play hard with various internal leagues and ladders.

Vidyardians

DOWNTOWN ATMOSPHERE

Adknown operates on Wyndham Street in the heart of Guelph. Quick access to local restaurants, amenities, and public transit makes coming to work easy and enjoyable.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Whether is it company wide, or departmental, Adknown insists on booking at least one outside trip each quarter. Golf, retro games, shows and sporting events are just a few of the past activities. Images from some of these events are viewable here.

Unlimited Vacation

COMPETITIVE SALARY

Adknown offers its team members a competitive salary along with an extensive health and benefits plan.

Teams

We have assembled a creative, passionate and skilled team of engineers who want to create amazing web products. We thrive in an agile environment where we are not afraid to embrace new technologies and methodologies to get the job done. Our goal is to create scalable, durable, lightning fast systems to serve our users and perform real-time analytics on massive amounts of data.

    Our Stack...
  • Server Side - PHP, Python, Nginx
  • Front End - React, Material UI
  • Database - MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis
  • DevOps - Docker, CI/CD
  • Data Analytics - AWS Athena, Apache Airflow, Grafana, Python
  • Cloud - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team breathes the life into Adknown’s broad range of online properties. Just as every print publication needs readers, online publications need users to gain traction.

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team leverages their marketing expertise to create performance-based digital advertising campaigns which bring Adknown’s portfolio of properties into the forefront of the online world.

    Marketing and Data Analysis Team leverage...
  • Excel - summarized reporting
  • MySQL - routine based optimization
  • Athena - ad-hoc analysis
  • Sapphire - proprietary traffic management
  • Ad Intellegence - market research

Adknown’s Publishing Team consists of highly-skilled creative writers, and designers with a solid foundation of what makes web publications fun and engaging. Our publishing team members enjoy connecting with readers by giving them relevant content with a pleasing presentation. We create accessible content in a variety of different verticals including home and garden, beauty, health and wellness, and more.

The team delivers insightful and compelling content that readers appreciate and learn from.

    The Publishing Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday writing
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Content Management System - publishing
  • Creative Commons - image attribution
  • Adobe Creative Suite - image editing
  • HTML5 / CSS3 - website layout

Adknown’s Admin team is the backbone of the company. It performs the tasks necessary for Adknown to function. The tasks can often consume Adknown's mangers time. This is where the Admin team comes in for the save.

Adknown’s Admin team handles everything corporate administrative including bookkeeping, invoicing, scheduling, event planning, travel planning and more. Our team is thoughtful and organized.

    The Admin Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday productivity
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Hubdoc - bookkeeping
  • Quickbooks - bookkeeping
  • Amazon - shopping

3 Open Positions

Engineering

Marketing and Data Analysis

Publishing

Front End Web Developer

Adknown is looking for a Front-End Web Developer to join our talented team! We are seeking an individual who is passionate about creating elegant solutions for complex design challenges. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Front-End Web Developer who wants to work at a digital media company with some of the best people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Support our marketing teams by developing websites and landing pages that target identified market segments
  • Provide working HTML and CSS website layouts for integration into our custom CMS platform
  • Propose front-end changes to our portfolio of websites and internal tools, prioritizing usability and best practices
  • Support A/B testing to improve landing page quality and drive engagements
  • Excel in an agile environment contributing on multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • 1-3 years experience in front-end development with demonstrated knowledge of maintaining the front-end of a website
  • Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JS Frameworks (bonus: React JS)
  • Experience in website creation and development with CMS platforms such as Squarespace or WordPress
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Photoshop and Illustrator or comparable tools
  • Able to pick up and learn new software and technical skills relevant to each project
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are both technical and non-technical
  • Highly organized and autonomous, but also collaborative and able to work cross-functionally
Perks
  • Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.
  • Hybrid Working. 3 day in office, 2 day remote hybrid work schedule
  • Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.
  • Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches.
  • Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.
  • Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment.

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Data Analyst

We are looking for a Data Analyst to help build our Data Services team. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products and apps in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Data Analyst who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Gather data requirements from functional teams and develop the desired output from existing data sources
  • Work with functional teams to analyze data sets and answer key questions from stakeholders
  • Shape the future of the data platform and data services team within the company
  • Maintain and enhance the existing data platform in AWS (Athena, Grafana)
  • Take ownership of all data generated and it’s accuracy and timeliness
  • Create advanced dashboards for users to visualize data and make it actionable
Essentials
  • 3+ years of experience analyzing data, delivering reports and dashboards
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL (MySql, Presto Sql)
  • Experience in Data Modelling, ETL Development, Data Workflows, and Data Warehousing
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of data science
  • Adept in data visualization tools (Grafana, Tableau, Quicksight, Power BI, etc)
  • Must be a self-starter and driven team player
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving situation
  • Ability to communicate across diverse cultures, languages, work styles, and personalities
  • Detailed oriented, positive, and motivated
Bonus Points
  • Digital advertising industry experience (Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook Ads etc)
  • Software experience with Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Google Docs / Sheets / Slides
  • Worked with AWS Athena or AirFlow
  • Experience creating Grafana dashboards
Perks
  • Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.
  • Hybrid Working. 3 day in office, 2 day remote hybrid work schedule
  • Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.
  • Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches.
  • Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.
  • Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment.

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Web Designer

Adknown is looking for Web Designers to join our talented team! We are seeking an individual who is passionate about creating elegant solutions for complex design challenges. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Web Designer who wants to work at a digital media company with some of the best people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Create and effectively present UX deliverables such as flows, wireframes, page design, widget creations, and site advertisements
  • Propose front-end changes to our portfolio of websites and internal tools, prioritizing usability and best practices
  • Build compelling responsive experiences for websites, landing pages and internally used web based applications
  • Support A/B testing to improve landing page quality and drive engagements
  • Excel in an agile environment contributing on multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • College or University diploma/degree in a related field.
  • 3-5 years experience in front-end development, visual design, or UI/UX design with demonstrated knowledge of maintaining the front-end of a website
  • Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JS Frameworks (bonus: React JS)
  • Experience in website creation and development with CMS platforms such as Squarespace or WordPress
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Photoshop and Illustrator or comparable tools
  • Able to pick up and learn new software and technical skills relevant to each project
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are both technical and non-technical
  • Highly organized and autonomous, but also collaborative and able to work cross-functionally
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary.
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package.
  • Convenient Location – Our brand-new office space is in the heart of downtown Guelph, close to public transport hubs and a wide variety of restaurants, shops and other attractions.
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday.
  • Casual – We have a casual dress-code in the office where jeans and t-shirts are the norm, rather than the exception. Our office has a fully stocked bar, keg featuring local craft beer, and soft-drinks fridge as well as a variety of snacks to keep the munchies at bay. We also have a games room with a selection of games including pool, foosball and darts, and friendly competitions for them.
  • Social – We have a social committee that hosts a monthly Friday social during work hours where snacks are provided, and employees are encouraged to make use of our games room and refreshments. We also venture out quarterly for a team building trip where we have done activities like attending a Blue Jays game together, rented a campsite and had a company picnic, gone to a board game café and any number of other activities.
  • Due to COVID-19 some perks are not available and all staff are required to work remotely until further notice.

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