Seeking Adventure Seekers
We want to be the leading digital agency in the world for experiential travel, destination marketing, and hospitality. To do that, we need smart and motivated people. And that’s where you come in. We know there are plenty of opportunities in Vancouver for smart people in tech. But if you like the sound of working in an expertise-driven organization and have a passion for travel, there could be a really good fit here.
Back End Developer
Positioning + Values
We’re always looking for ways to narrow our focus, because strong positioning allows agencies to thrive. There are over 200,000 results for “digital agency” in Google. Hundreds of thousands of generalist agencies that work broadly across industries and specializations that compete with one another. Our positioning means we only compete with a handful of those agencies.
It also means we work in a bigger geographic area with more sophisticated clients who are not seeking “we do everything” agencies. And in every industry, the greatest challenges are tackled by specialists. For you as a professional, knowledge that’s deeper and narrower will mean more money and better opportunities.
The problems we solve on the web are becoming increasingly complex, which is problematic for generalists. And many of the service offerings traditionally delivered by digital agencies are becoming commoditized and eroded by automation. By narrowing our focus we work with these forces, not against.
Ultimately, having deeper expertise increases our utility within our engagements. This is good, because our goal is for our clients to be successful.
Our values are simple, and we want people with values that reflect those of the company. Be proactive, be practical, and ask a lot of questions. Create value and have empathy for our clients. You’ll have a lot of autonomy working here, but we maintain a culture of accountability. We also prefer candidates that have a passion for travel and interest in expertise building, because we believe this alignment strengthens our culture and work.
We care a lot about work life balance. And it’s ok if work isn’t your passion in life. We love what we do; we wouldn’t be here otherwise. But people have varying levels of fulfillment, and work is often a utilitarian purpose we engage in so we can do more of the things that we’re passionate about. With that in mind, we respect the things you love outside of work and foster a work environment and culture that makes room for them.
Our office is located in beautiful Vancouver, in Gastown. We’ve got a nice view of the water and the North Shore mountains (see below) with a rooftop patio. Waterfront and Stadium stations are two blocks away, and there’s a secure bike room in the building. We’re right next to a park and there are plenty of lunch and coffee options nearby.
The Company We Keep
We work with brands from all over the world, mostly those that sell experiential travel products in the luxury market. Ambitious brands that want an equally ambitious communications and technology partner. Brands choose us because we care as much about results as they do.
Money & Perks
We provide a competitive salary and benefits package that’s commensurate with the skills and experience you bring to the table. Extended health and dental are also provided.
We also pitch in for books, training, and gadgets. We have coffee, filtered water, booze, and snacks.
The phones stop ringing during the holidays, so you’ll get an extended Christmas break that doesn’t count against your vacation days. If you need to deal with personal stuff or need a powder day because it snowed 6 inches last night…we’re cool with it if you’re hitting your deadlines.
Recently someone told us that we were known around the city as “the dog agency”. We’re ok with that. I mean we don’t deny that we love dogs, and the benefits of having them around are borne out by the research. But if you’re not comfortable with dogs, this might not be the best landing spot for you.
Currently Ziggie and Jasper are part time. We’ve got room for full or part-timers, assuming they can do some filing or send an email from time to time and not to chew the fancy coffee table books.
Want to work here?
Check out our open positions and send your resume if you qualify. If there are no open positions, you should still send us your resume because we’re always keen to meet talented people who could be a fit in the future. We really appreciate you taking the time to apply, but we aren’t able to respond to every submission. No phone calls please.
We also want to hear from you, contractors – especially Designers, Creative Directors, Developers, Copy Writers, Photographers, and Digital Marketing Strategists.