Account Manager, Digital Designers, Social Media Manager, Mobile Application Developer, User Experience Architect, Application Developer (Web-Based Applications) at DotSavvy

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

About Dotsavvy
Do you want to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond? 

Dotsavvy is a 10+ years old full-service Digital Agency with strategy, content, advertising, social media, technology integration and mobile marketing capabilities. Our clients run the gamut from financial services, nonprofits, consumer, technology, healthcare, travel, and the public sector. 
 
With fewer than 20 people on the team, you will have the unique opportunity to wear many hats. And if you want to join a Digital Agency that promotes from within, look no further. We have a track record of cultivating internal talent. 
 
You can find out more about Dotsavvy from our web site at www.dotsavvyafrica.com

Vacancy: Digital Designers

2 Positions

Purpose of the Position:

This role is responsible for the preparation of text, graphics and/or multimedia presentation deliverables for Dotsavvy clients.

Responsible for creative design, layout, illustration, grammatical editing and visual impact. This role requires ability to interpret and conceptualize client objectives for the digital deliverable(s).

The Digital Designer will lead and manage design projects for web sites, web and mobile apps, and other digital assets.

The Digital Designer will be responsible for a broad range of deliverables – supporting digital marketing campaigns for Dotsavvy’s client initiatives. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong creative flair and experience with digital design and digital marketing in web, mobile and social media. 

The Digital Designer will also need hands on experience developing web sites, social media creatives and mobile apps with a keen understanding of user experience and engagement.

Requirements:

  • 2 to 5 years of design experience – preferably with a Digital Agency
  • Demonstrated web design, interface design, mobile design, social media creatives and traditional media / graphic design skills
  • Experience and application of mobile, web, social media, and app interface and interaction design
  • Excellent command of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign), or similar design software
  • Experience with HTML / HTML5 / CSS development
  • WordPress CMS design and development experience
  • Must have a digital design portfolio to share
  • Experience with video editing is a plus

Vacancy: Social Media Manager

Purpose of the Position:

This position is responsible for developing and executing social media strategies and engagement tactics across multiple channels for our clients.

As a central part of our team, you will be responsible for helping grow our clients brands through social media, and establishing relationships and seeding content through social networks. 
A strong understanding of social media and community trends/technology is a must, as is a keen understanding of the intersection of digital, social and traditional marketing. 

This role is ideal for someone who can pair knowledge and passion for social media channel programs with creative marketing strategies.

We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate:

  • Your success will be measured by how creative and innovative your ideas are, and how well they deliver against client branding and business goals.
  • Assist in the development of metrics to evaluate effectiveness of client social media marketing programs
  • Educate internal teams on key findings and industry trends and apply them towards integrated digital marketing campaigns for our clients.
  • Work closely with other digital marketing managers to develop social media plans and creative social campaigns as part of overall brand campaigns for our clients.
  • Collaborate with client stakeholders (strategy, editorial, customer support, sales, training, public relations, etc) to ensure consistent brand messaging on social media
  • Create social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement for clients
  • Leverage consumer insights into acquisition and retention of customers for the brands we handle
  • Cultivate smart, strategic partnerships that support content and marketing objectives for our clients
  • Develop community programs and social media promotional calendars that build brand awareness and engagement – you’ll also help create assets and supporting materials to execute client marketing programs
  • Identify and secure social media influencer partnerships for our clients brands
  • Day-to-day client brand management on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr, Google+ and other platforms where they have presence
  • Understand target audiences for each of our clients brands, know their behaviour and create interesting solutions that reach and convert behaviours
  • Implement and maintain comprehensive social media strategies that will increase client brand visibility and traffic across all social platforms, this includes content development, community engagement and management
  • Develop social media strategies and integrated marketing campaigns that align with and support the core business goals.
Requirements:
  • Experience working with digital, creative and media agencies.
  • Experience with media planning. Agency experience a plus.
  • A strong communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Strong project management, team leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of social media management and analytics tools (i.e. HootSuite, Google Analytics, etc)
  • Must be on top of new social media trends and experiences and can think and execute across digital, social and mobile platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms and an understanding of how to apply them in a manner that is fitting to customer brands and digital business goals.
  • Must be a creative thinker who continuously crafts innovative ideas to reach target audiences.
  • Educate internal teams on key findings and industry trends and apply them towards integrated marketing campaigns for our clients.
  • Work closely with other team members to develop social media plans and creative social campaigns for the clients brands we handle.

Vacancy: Mobile Application Developer

Purpose of the Position:

  • In this role, you will design, build, or maintain mobile apps using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Identify and correct problems uncovered by testing or client feedback
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Design and develop mobile applications in multiple authoring and scripting languages with an emphasis on the customer experience.
  • Iteratively improve mobile applications through various channels, including deployments and user-interface improvements.
  • Work side-by-side with Digital Designers, leveraging multimedia content creation applications and digital media to continuously strive for the best customer experience(s).
  • Provide expert-level knowledge to business partners in writing, designing and improving content of mobile applications.
  • Ability to develop quickly and with high quality via Sprints under the SCRUM methodology.
  • Collaborate with business leaders, stakeholders and development teams in prioritizing and building requirements for successful delivery.
  • Own your role and development, conducting deep dives into potential issues with an eye for identifying, solving and correcting problems to limit customer impact.
  • Insist on a high standard of software development in production releases.
  • Be prepared to review code and provide positive feedback with suggestions on how to improve performance, quality and delivery within the organizational standards and best practices, including innovation on new technology and industry standards as they pertain to multi-browser/device development.
  • Experience in Unit Testing

Requirements:

(Mandatory)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of coding in for Android or iPhone
  • 3+ years JavaScript experience (advanced/expert level)
  • 3+ years HTML5/CSS3 or Experience in mobile web apps
(Preferred)
  • Java (intermediate level or above)
  • SQL (intermediate level or above)
  • Object Oriented PHP (intermediate level or above)
  • Working knowledge of Apache (Mod-Rewrite etc)
  • Knowledge of Regular Expressions
  • Adobe CS
  • Framework Knowledge (BluePrint, Bootstrap, CodeIgnitor, Zend, Ruby on Rails) *Not limited to thes

Vacancy: Account Manager

2 PositionsPurpose of the Position:

We are seeking an Account Manager who is self-motivated, team oriented with strong leadership skills, and able to handle changing priorities with ease. 

You must be comfortable interfacing with senior agency colleagues and senior client management. This position requires a candidate who can perform multiple tasks at one time with a keen eye to detail. 

You must be proactive and have the ability to both take direction from supervisors as well as give direction to others internally and at the client’s site. 

This opportunity could turn into a Team Leader role for the right Individual. Dotsavvy is an exciting and growing company looking for individuals who have that go getter attitude.

We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate:

  • Manage, coordinate, and lead Dotsavvy’s resources and team in order to meet clients’ needs
  • Supervise and lead the interactive production and design teams on client tasks that are typically communicated on a day to day basis
  • Serve as the liaison between Dotsavvy and client to ensure that client goals, budget, and target audiences are reached
  • Manage accounts including financial responsibilities (budget, expense reporting, and profits and losses)
  • Assist in the development of strategies and implement Dotsavvy’s digital marketing services
  • Attend and participate on all status meetings, client meetings and client calls
  • Participate in digital marketing planning and execution of tactical aspects of Dotsavvy services
  • Oversee numerous client projects and activities, ensuring deadlines and expectations are met
  • Execute billing practices, including detailed record keeping and follow-up
Requirements:
  • Digital/Ad Agency experience
  • Great presentation skills
  • Understanding of digital marketing platforms, and social media (including marketing opportunities available on Google, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) as well as other digital and traditional marketing channels
  • Experience writing creative briefs, PowerPoint presentations, media plans, propsals. etc

Application Developer (Web-Based Applications)

Purpose of the Position:

  • In this role, you will design, build, or maintain web sites using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Identify and correct problems uncovered by testing or client feedback
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Design and develop web-based in multiple authoring and scripting languages with an emphasis on the customer experience.
  • Iteratively improve web through various channels, including deployments and user-interface improvements.
  • Work side-by-side with Digital Designers, leveraging multimedia content creation applications and digital media to continuously strive for the best customer experience(s).
  • Provide expert-level knowledge to business partners in writing, designing and improving content of web and mobile applications.
  • Ability to develop quickly and with high quality via Sprints under the SCRUM methodology.
  • Collaborate with business leaders, stakeholders and development teams in prioritizing and building requirements for successful delivery.
  • Own your role and development, conducting deep dives into potential issues with an eye for identifying, solving and correcting problems to limit customer impact.
  • Insist on a high standard of software development in production releases.
  • Be prepared to review code and provide positive feedback with suggestions on how to improve performance, quality and delivery within the organizational standards and best practices, including innovation on new technology and industry standards as they pertain to multi-browser/device development.
  • Experience in Unit Testing

Requirements:

(Mandatory)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years JavaScript / JQuery / AJAX experience (advanced/expert level)
  • Object Oriented PHP (intermediate level or above)
  • MySQL (intermediate level or above)
(Preferred)
  • Python
  • HTML5/CSS3 (intermediate level or above)
  • Working knowledge of Apache (Mod-Rewrite etc)
  • Knowledge of Regular Expressions
  • Adobe CS
  • Framework Knowledge (BluePrint, Bootstrap, CodeIgnitor, Zend, Ruby on Rails) *Not limited to these

Vacancy: User Experience Architect

Purpose of the Position:

Do you have a passion for creating websites and mobile applications that are intuitive, usable, and elegant?

As a User Experience (UX) Architect at Dotsavvy, you’ll work with Application Developers and Digital Designers to map out and deliver well-defined user experiences. 

In addition, you’ll use your knowledge of research principles to conduct usability research and reviews.

We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate:

  • Create information architecture diagrams, user experience workflow diagrams, wireframes, proof-of-concepts, and interactive prototypes
  • Create holistic design solutions that address business, brand, and user requirements
  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale, and the specifics of user centered design process
  • Foster collaboration and present cohesive interaction, design, and user experience approaches to a non-design audience
  • Ensure consistency between the various customer-facing platforms created by Dotsavvy
  • Work in partnership with business stakeholders, graphic designers, and developers to design end-to-end experiences using participatory and iterative design techniques
  • Act as a UX evangelist, ensuring others understand the value of UX activities and help develop and drive user experience strategy
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and trends in the web design space
Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree or similar experience in Interaction Design, Psychology, or a related field
  • A minimum of two years of related work experience in interaction design, user interface design, and user experience research
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including business development, product management, and engineering
  • Strong ability to create information architecture diagrams, user experience workflow diagrams, wireframes, proof-of-concepts, and interactive prototypes
  • Familiarity with user interface guidelines and best practices for major platforms (iOS, Android, web) and an understanding of the limitations and tradeoffs of using various development technologies and standards (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.)
  • Ability to create pixel-level mockups and/or clickable high fidelity prototypes based on an existing style guide, using tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a highly collaborative team to listen effectively, to respect others’ perspectives and contributions, and to offer and accept feedback openly
  • Outstanding verbal and written presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to quickly adapt the content to the audience
  • Organized, able to think beyond what is asked for, and able to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, often evolving environment
  • Experience with websites and mobile apps
  • Experience working in an AGILE development environment

To Apply for this positions:

If think that your that special talent we may be looking for, kindly send us your CV on [email protected] by the 15th October 2013

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