Graphic Design/Front End Developer
Riipen Networks Inc. - Victoria, BC

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Graphic Design/Front End Developer
Who is Riipen (

Riipen is an online community that revolutionizes the way employers and community leaders connect with students and recent graduates. Riipen facilitates networking and collaboration by connecting short-term applied research and work opportunities with appropriate students. As a result, we build reliable student profiles with relevant experience and credible referrals that future employers can trust when looking to hire that perfect candidate.

Founded September 2012, Riipen was awarded the Entrepreneurship of the Year Award by the University of Victoria. Riipen enjoys an entrepreneurial work environment offering a dynamic workplace at the Vancouver Island Tech Park. If you enjoy working in a startup in a collaborative team environment where your input matters, we would like to hear from you.

The Position:
As the successful applicant, you will gain experience designing and building a user interface that is responsive, intuitive, and based on the ruby on rails framework. Your independence and problem solving abilities will be an asset to the team as you embrace development challenges to provide the team with innovative solutions.
You are able to draft, design and build web applications systems and plans, including process sheets and UI interactions. You will track user interactions and based on information, modify elements of the design as needed. Although you may not have a lot of real world experience, you are eager to learn as much as possible and grow your responsibilities on our team.

Key Responsibilities:
Application prototyping and building from the industry standard software application Adobe Photoshop.
Web application planning and development using the Ruby on Rails framework, especially the asset pipeline model.
Familiarity using Coffescript, SCSS and HAML in front end development.
Work both independently and as part of both development and marketing teams to design and test high quality interfaces and marketing materials.
Design and build core website components

Required Skills and Experience:
Working towards, or graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent experience.
2+ years in graphic design and front end development experience or a portfolio with relevant experience.
Experience working in the Ruby on Rails framework with knowledge in HAML, SCSS and Coffeescript
Experience with Responsive Web Design
Excellent teamwork, independent decision making and communication skills
Analytical thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting and ability to work independently a must

If successful, the candidate will be offered equity in Riipen and a chance to work on a revolutionary solution to the global pain of matching students with companies. The candidate will also be involved in core business decisions, as well as helping us work towards a future capital investment.