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Mission

Because a photo is worth a thousand emails…our mission is to make visual communication the foundation of how teams work together.

 

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Foko team photo.

Why Foko

If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

What We Do

The future is visual. Foko is changing how retailers operate, from the inside out – including some of the biggest names in the industry, like Dior, Whole Foods, Fabletics, Indigo, and 60+ other major retailers around the world.

Who You Are

 

You’re a passionate, adaptable team player with great communication skills. You take pride in every aspect of your work and past employers would describe you as a rockstar in your field. You want to work with smart, like-minded people. You’re enterprising, dedicated, and caffeinated. Above all, you’re a clear thinker. Sounds like you? We’d love to meet with you to chat about why you’d be a great fit for the Foko team.

Foko Perks

  1. Bursaries available to attend industry events
  2. A pack of adorable office dogs
  3. Stocked craft beer fridge
  4. Lunchtime Netflixing
  5. Informal atmosphere (jeans and t-shirts encouraged!)
  6. Flexible hours
  7. Competitive salary and benefits package

Job Postings

Android Developer

ANDROID DEVELOPER

WHAT YOUR DAY COULD LOOK LIKE

Grab a coffee and join your team stand-up. Fill the team in on your progress from yesterday and what you’re going to tackle today. Open your favourite IDE (Android Studio, right?) and start your next task. Later, pepper the product team with questions, comments, and scenarios on some upcoming specs. Head over to the designers desk and suggest a behaviour change. Lunch time! Catch the latest episode of John Oliver with the team or take a meditative stroll down by the river (watch out of for the roving gangs of geese). Back at your desk, add a few of your favourite songs to the Foko playlist on Spotify and hopefully you’ll hear it over the office speakers that afternoon. Now, back to testing, coding and repeating. It’s 3pm which means it’s time to plank! Engage that core! Join the team leads for a quick bug triage to get priorities aligned for the next release. Finish off what you were working on and prepare for what’s coming up tomorrow.

Crack a beer and update your work-log in JIRA.

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Curiosity
  • Confidence in dealing with shifting priorities and requirements.
  • Mindfulness of your assumptions and how to work with them.
  • Willingness to fight for your convictions. Knowing when to accept defeat and when to keep pressing.
  • Resourcefulness in building your knowledge of the product and its requirements.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience developing Android apps
  • Java development
  • Experience with APIs over the network, i.e. HTTP, SOAP and REST
  • Building and releasing software
  • Working in a fast paced start-up environment

WHY WORK AT FOKO?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

Start Date: Immediate
Position: Full Time
Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada.

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

Fullstack NodeJS Developer

Fullstack NodeJS Developer

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in a small backend team to build an innovative platform supporting both mobile and web applications that solve real business needs.
  • Design and implement new features, as well as maintain existing features.
  • Work closely with client and product teams to deliver world-class innovative products.
  • Work closely with Support and QA teams to ensure customer success.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Solid knowledge of Javascript
  • Strong commitment to quality
  • Experience with NodeJS
  • Cloud based systems (Amazon AWS, etc)
  • RESTful web services
  • Experience building and scaling a Rest API
  • Being awesome and wanting to be the best in everything you do

PERKS

  • Contribute on building a bright, new 100% cloud based infrastructure
  • Never stop learning (Amazon AWS, MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, Ember, iOS, Android)
  • Working with a really talented and passionate team
  • Having the chance to make a difference!

WHY WORK AT FOKO?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

Start Date: Immediate
Position: Full Time
Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada.

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

iOS Developer

IOS DEVELOPER

WHAT YOUR DAY COULD LOOK LIKE

Grab a coffee and join your team stand-up. Fill the team in on your progress from yesterday and what you’re going to tackle today. Open your favourite IDE (sigh, Xcode, I guess) and start your next task. Later, pepper the product team with questions, comments, and scenarios on some upcoming specs. Head over to the designers desk and suggest a behaviour change. Lunch time! Catch the latest episode of John Oliver with the team or take a meditative stroll down by the river (watch out of for the roving gangs of geese). Back at your desk, add a few of your favourite songs to the Foko playlist on Spotify and hopefully you’ll hear it over the office speakers that afternoon. Now, back to testing, coding and repeating. It’s 3pm which means it’s time to plank! Engage that core! Join the team leads for a quick bug triage to get priorities aligned for the next release. Finish off what you were working on and prepare for what’s coming up tomorrow.

Crack a beer and update your work-log in JIRA.

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Curiosity
  • Confidence in dealing with shifting priorities and requirements.
  • Mindfulness of your assumptions and how to work with them.
  • Willingness to fight for your convictions. Knowing when to accept defeat and when to keep pressing.
  • Resourcefulness in building your knowledge of the product and its requirements.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience developing iOS apps using objective-C and Swift
  • Object Orientated Programming, MVC and iOS application architecture
  • Experience with APIs over the network, i.e. HTTP, SOAP and REST
  • Building and releasing software
  • Working in a fast paced start-up environment

WHY WORK AT FOKO?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

Start Date: Immediate
Position: Full Time
Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada.

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

Junior Marketing Specialist

JUNIOR MARKETING SPECIALIST

ABOUT THE POSITION

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, and working with the Sales and Marketing team, the Junior Marketing Specialist will be responsible for assisting with all marketing activities, including social media, email marketing, content development, campaign coordination, creating customer education materials, research, and really, anything else that needs to be done!

Even though this is a junior role, you’ll be given the freedom and responsibility to play a major part in developing our marketing content, and making suggestions on how we can best boost conversions and engagement.

Ideally, you’re a self-starter with superior abilities in problem solving, analysis and creative thinking. You have sharp communication skills, both oral and written, and enjoy taking something from concept to execution. You can be trusted to meet deadlines and produce quality work without a ton of supervision, because you’re a rockstar who takes pride in getting sh*t done properly. You are personable, adaptable, able to crack a joke when things get stressful, and excited at the prospect of being part of a fun, fast-paced startup with unlimited learning opportunities.

Key competencies:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Social media minded – you love to consume and develop great content!
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills.
  • Interested in the data behind marketing results and crunching numbers to make sure we’re optimizing our efforts.
  • An understanding of digital marketing best practices.
  • Willingness to learn, accept feedback and hone your skills.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Graphic design skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc).
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, WordPress, MailChimp.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing content and overseeing the day-to-day management of our social media channels, including Foko’s own channels, as well our branded community Visual Merchandising Daily. Monitor analytics and make suggestions on how to improve engagement and conversion rates.
  • Setting up our email marketing program daily, A/B testing and monitoring results.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of customer education materials, including our Zendesk help centre.
  • Assisting in the development of marketing content including blogs, white papers, case studies, email campaigns and more.
  • Researching duties, including competitor analysis, updating our media list, etc.

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Let’s see that portfolio! Please submit your cover letter, resume, as well as a few samples of your marketing work or writing samples, to careers@foko.co

WHY WORK AT FOKO?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

Qualifications And Experience: At least 6 months of experience required

Education and Certifications: College Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

Lead Generation Specialist

LEAD GENERATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

ABOUT THE POSITION

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial-minded, resourceful and business savvy Lead Generation and Business Development Specialist for a fast-paced tech startup.

The successful candidate will be someone quite special. This person must be able to think strategically, get their hands dirty executing, and love analyzing results to continually improve performance. Oh – and that person needs to have an innate capability to build relationships with people. In other words, we want a thinker and a doer in one person.

We’re a small but mighty team looking for a superstar Lead Gen and Business Dev Specialist to take charge of our lead generation program. Foko is a photo messaging app for retail teams, with a customer roster of some of the biggest names in retail, including Dior, Whole Foods, Fabletics, Indigo, and 60+ other major retailers around the world.

In this position, you’ll be responsible for spearheading lead generation, including:

  • Outsourcing the mapping of key customer accounts using a third party platform or services
  • Leading / Executing / Analyzing our email marketing campaign, in collaboration with our Marketing Manager
  • Build channel relationships with leading software vendors and industry groups to generate more leads

Ideally, you love the startup world and are hungry to leverage your experience in business development and marketing. You’re a self-starter with great analytical and interpersonal skills, and the ability to set goals and consistently meet them. You’re a dedicated, enterprising individual who is able to build relationships easily while juggling multiple priorities at once. You love a good challenge, and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty. Oh, and we’re a tech company, so obviously you need to be pretty comfortable using technology.

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

We want to hear why you’d be the perfect Lead Generation and Business Dev Specialist. Send a cover letter outlining why you’re the best person for the job and a copy of your resume to careers@foko.co

WHY WORK AT FOKO?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada.

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

Quality Assurance Analyst

QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST

WHAT YOUR DAY COULD LOOK LIKE

Grab a coffee and get up to speed in the development stand-ups. Fill the team in on your testing expeditions. Grab the team leads and lead a quick bug triage to get priorities aligned. Tweak the JIRA workflow so the team can work more efficiently. Review the new product specs. Pepper the design team with questions, comments, and scenarios. Best to prevent bugs before they happen! Head over to the designers desk and suggest a behaviour change. Execute test sessions to build confidence in the the next client release. Follow your nose when your testing instincts indicate problem areas. Lunch time! Catch the latest episode of John Oliver with the team or take a meditative stroll down by the river (watch out of for the roving gangs of geese). Back at your desk, there’s a hotfix that the backend team would like to push out. Sit down with them to go over changes and potentials risks. Plan out your test sessions. Execute! It’s 3pm which means it’s time to plank! Engage that core! Debrief your testing with the QA team and summarize your findings with a well chosen animated gif. Chip away at the automation and tool backlog. Test smarter not harder!

Crack a beer and put some check-marks on the wall.

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Curiosity.
  • Confidence in dealing with shifting priorities and requirements
  • Mindfulness of your assumptions and how to work with them.
  • Willingness to fight for your convictions. Knowing when to accept defeat and when to keep pressing.
  • Resourcefulness in building your knowledge of the product and its requirements.

EXPERIENCE THAT HELPS YOUR APPLICATION

  • Testing multi-platform apps on iOS, Android, and Web.
  • Building test automation with selenium and/or appium.
  • Planning testing within a session based test management framework.

Foko is growing, and we’re looking for talented people. We offer a competitive salary, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working with a hot startup on a mission to build a game-changing visual content sharing platform for business. Interested in building something phenomenal with us? Apply now!

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Gatineau (Ottawa), Canada.

Please send resume to: careers@foko.co

Senior Web Developer

Senior Web Developer

Foko is looking for a senior developer to play a pivotal role in the success of the company. Your contribution is key in building a great company and a great product. We’re a small but mighty team of entrepreneurs seeking passionate, like-minded individuals who can help us grow.

Foko is a photo messaging app for retail teams, with a customer roster of some of the biggest names in retail, including Dior, Whole Foods, Fabletics, Indigo, and 60+ other major retailers around the world. As far as startups go, we’re a well-funded one led by successful Canadian serial entrepreneurs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, test and implement new features, as well as maintain existing features.
  • Work closely with the Customer Success and QA teams to resolve customer issues
  • Work closely with UX team and think like a user

 

About You

  • You’re smart, love building things, have a lot energy, and love a startup environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or equivalent)
  • You have at least 5 years experience in this role
  • You have a passion for great user experiences on mobile and the web and want to work with a team that makes this a priority.
  • You want to play a lead role in building a beautiful application used by thousands of retail.

 

Skills you have

  • You’ve used Javascript frameworks (Ember, Angular, React, etc) in a production environment
  • You can model data in the blink of an eye
  • You’ve worked with RESTful APIs
  • You can use git (or other source control)
  • You understand and use common design patterns
  • You can mentor other team members

 

Skills you might have

  • You have experience working on or with a back-end team
  • You have experience contributing to open source projects
  • You’ve had previous mobile development experience

 

Why Foko?

Adorable office dog? Check. Stocked beer fridge? Check. Flexible work hours? Check check check. If you want to live the life of a fast-paced tech startup with some majorly audacious goals, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re a fun, informal team with serious ambitions and a strong focus on results.