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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

4 Open Positions

Marketing and Data Analysis

Mobile Game Development

Digital Marketing Associate

If you have an interest in learning about marketing in the online world and have a passion for combining creative thinking with data analysis, this is the opportunity for you. Adknown is a cutting-edge web publisher that leverages online marketing products such as Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook, and other networks to enhance the profile of our web portfolio. Based in downtown Guelph, ON, Adknown offers a competitive salary with performance-based commission, hybrid working arrangements, a great benefits package, and many other great perks.

Duties
  • Assist in the day-to-day creation and management of portfolio search campaigns
  • Develop and test new campaigns to better target users and improve desired KPIs
  • Analyze competitors’ websites and online marketing initiatives
  • Interpret web analytics, market research and buyer behaviors
Required Qualifications
  • A self-starting mentality that takes ownership and pride in their work
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to multitask
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Some experience in running online marketing campaigns in Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook or any other major online advertising platform.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Creativity, teamwork, and strong attention to detail
  • Analytical and data driven
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary and award performance-based commissions
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package and group RRSP
  • Hybrid work –- work in the comfort of your own home and benefit from our newly refinished office in the heart of downtown Guelph
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday
  • Extra remote days – We offer the ability to take extra remote days to allow you more flexibility when taking long journeys or vacations
  • New Modern Office Space – Make use of our newly finished office space in Downtown Guelph, and access amenities such as our well-appointed gym, expansive games room, and fully stocked snack and drinks area.
  • Team Building Events – Participate in a wide variety of monthly team-building events where we focus on interpersonal relationships and growth
Covid-19
  • Adknown is committed to the health and safety of all those in our workplaces and our communities.
  • We follow all the current Covid-19 health restrictions and require all employees to be vaccinated

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Junior Campaign Manager

Wage: Starting at $45,000 based on experience

If you have experience marketing within the online world and have a passion for combining creative thinking with performance-based analytics, this is the opportunity for you. Adknown is a cutting-edge web publisher that leverages online marketing products such as Google Ads, Bing Ads, and others to enhance the profile of our web portfolio. Based in downtown Guelph, ON, Adknown offers a competitive salary with bonus potential, a great benefits package, flexible scheduling and many other great perks.

Duties
  • Research, Create and Manage a portfolio of goal-driven campaigns for a large range of topics
  • Analyze and optimize campaigns using a combination of internal and third-party analytics to maximize performance
  • Using internal tools to optimize bids and campaigns
  • Perform market and keyword research to identify industry trends
  • Monitor traffic throughout the day to ensure performance
  • Working with Google Ads and Microsoft Ads platforms
  • Writing captivating ad text for search and display ads
Required Qualifications
  • Fundamental understanding of online marketing and its various implementations (ex: PPC, Display and CPA)
  • A self-starting mentality that takes ownership and pride in their work, with the ability to work extra hours to accommodate an always active online world
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to multitask
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Analytical and data driven
Bonus Points
  • Experience in running online marketing campaigns in Google Ads, Bing Ads, or any other major online Advertising platform
  • Google Ads Certifications
  • Bing Ads Certifications
  • Understanding of basic SQL commands
  • Experience with multivariate or A/B testing
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary and award performance-based commissions
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package and group RRSP
  • Hybrid work – work in the comfort of your own home and benefit from our newly refinished office in the heart of downtown Guelph
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday
  • Extra remote days – We offer the ability to take extra remote days to allow you more flexibility when taking long journeys or vacations
  • New Modern Office Space – Make use of our newly finished office space in Downtown Guelph, and access amenities such as our well-appointed gym, expansive games room, and fully stocked snack and drinks area.
  • Team Building Events – Participate in a wide variety of monthly team-building events where we focus on interpersonal relationships and growth
Covid-19
  • Adknown is committed to the health and safety of all those in our workplaces and our communities
  • We follow all the current Covid-19 health restrictions and require all employees to be vaccinated

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Junior Unity Game Developer

Position: Remote, Full Time, 8 month contract

Wage: $21/hour

Adknown is a cutting-edge online media company with a team of highly skilled professionals. Our company has transformed from a small start-up in 2011 to a dynamic team of over 40 engineers, data analysts, online marketers, writers and editors.

Our Game Development department develops small mobile apps using Unity Engine with small development cycles. We build all our games from the ground up, with over 300+ games released in the last 3 years on Google Play and the App Store.

We are looking for an exceptional person to work with us as a Unity Game Developer. Here at Adknown, you will be working individually to create 15+ mobile games beside other skilled developers.

Here we focus on how to make the game unique instead of being mechanically distinct, game mechanics are a low priority. We will teach you how to make games unique through innovative processes. If following innovative processes excite you to make games this is the place for you!

Duties
  • All aspects of the Game Development Process (Game Idea, paper prototype, art, coding, game design, UI design, MVP, game testing, receive feedback, publish game) in 8 day development cycle
  • Working in an agile-friendly environment, where you will test other peoples games, collect feedback on your game and implement the feedback
  • Fix bugs on existing games as well as adding new features
  • Use existing art assets, create your own, or work with third party assets
  • Publish games to Google Play and App Store
  • You will also be trained here at Adknown on all the above tasks
Essentials
  • 1+ years of Unity professional game development experience or a strong portfolio of equivalent Unity work
  • Art skills (Pencil + paper drawing, some 2D art skills, understand color theory)
  • Education: Graduate with a degree or diploma program in game development or equivalent field of study (Computer Science / Software Engineer)
  • Able to create 15+ unique and creative Game Ideas following all requirements ( keeping in mind we have 300+ published games)
  • Must embrace and be comfortable to receive feedback from your Manager and peers on your games
  • Must be able to adapt your Game Idea / Game to the received feedback, and still get it to a publishable state from that feedback
  • Strong understanding of Unity Engine, Game Design, and UI Design
  • Time Management skills
Bonus Points
  • Able to create art and use drawing tablets
  • An eye for understanding mobile game trends on Google Play and App Store and being able to translate that into your games
  • Unity Shader skills
Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • We offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked fridge, a giant staff room complete with pool table, foosball, dart board, bar, lounge area with TV and video games that you are welcome to everyday
  • Weekly company paid team lunches downtown Guelph
  • Free parking
  • Regular social events ranging from board games, pizza parties, social games, and “field trips” that occur every quarter
  • Work in a friendly, open, creative, fun and innovative work environment
  • Some perks are unavailable due to Covid-19

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Senior Unity Game Developer

Position: Remote, Full Time Permanent

Wage: $65,000/year

Adknown is a cutting-edge online media company with a team of highly skilled professionals. Our company has transformed from a small start-up in 2011 to a dynamic team of over 40 Engineers, Data Analysts, Online Marketers, Writers, Editors and Game Developers!

Our fully remote Game Development team creates mobile apps using Unity Engine with short development cycles. We build all our games from the ground up using our unique innovative process. Our library of games contains over 300 games released in the last 3 years on both Google Play and the App Store.

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our team as a Senior Unity Game Developer. A strong candidate will have experience with building an entire game and enjoys creating games from a unique perspective. If using creative solutions to game design challenges and thinking outside the box are qualities you possess, then this is the place for you!

Duties
  • Lead training on existing code base, game design and advanced game development concepts
  • Lead hiring process for new Junior Game Developers
  • Building innovative frameworks and grow the department
  • Guide and mentor team members through day to day development tasks
  • Repair structural, functional, and design problems in existing games
  • Fixing art assets and creating art assets in existing games
  • Maintaining compliance with existing game library
Essentials
  • 3+ years of professional Unity game development experience
  • Portfolio of games including at least one published game
  • Proficient at leading, training, projects, teams and guiding junior developers
  • Experience hiring game developers
  • Strong Art skills (pencil + paper drawing, 2D art skills, understand color theory, able to match other games art styles)
  • Adept OOP skills and proficiency with C#
  • Understanding of advanced game design skills and the ability to adapt existing designs to solve game design problems
  • Familiar with UI fundamentals (spacing, color theory, etc.) and the ability to build nice looking UIs
  • Able to create fun and creative game ideas and mechanics following all requirements
  • Degree or diploma in game development program or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for mobile games and mobile gaming
Bonus Points
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Experience writing and using Unity Shaders
Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Fully remote position
  • Access to our office which has a gym, drinks, snacks and a games room
  • Regular social events ranging from board games, pizza parties, social games and “field trips” that occur every quarter
  • Work in a friendly, open, creative, fun and innovative work environment

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