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+ ART DIRECTOR

TITLE

Art Director (Branding Focus)

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

WHO YOU ARE

You are a creator. Not afraid to get your hands dirty, You are passionate about creating innovative and elegant brands and experiences; evolving concepts into highly polished products.

You are a leader. You are clear and thoughtful in how you express your vision to both clients and team members. You have demonstrated expertise in managing and mentoring team members to inspire a creative and productive culture.

You are a multi-tasker. You are able to move quickly and efficiently amongst multiple projects from concept to execution, under demanding deadlines.

You are a team player. You recognize the value of a truly collaborative setting where feedback and input are encouraged from all team members.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 6+ years experience in visual design and experience in an Art Director role or similar within an agency setting.
  • Experience in brand, interactive, and motion design.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in your field
.
  • Mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant programming languages (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, etc) a plus.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working and collaborating directly with clients and project partners.
  • Highly organized, impeccable attention to detail and demonstrated time management skills.
  • A unique perspective and an open mind.

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional late evenings and/or weekend work. We offer a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including healthcare and 401k. Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “Art Director” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is. Cactus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We wholeheartedly support and encourage the diversity of thought, background, experience, and choice amongst all past, present, and future members of our team and community.

+ SENIOR VISUAL DESIGNER

TITLE

Senior Visual Designer (Branding Focus)

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

WHO YOU ARE

You are a creator. You are passionate about creating innovative and elegant brands and experiences; evolving concepts into highly polished products.

You are a leader. You are clear and thoughtful in how you express your vision to both clients and team members. You have demonstrated expertise in mentoring junior team members to inspire a creative and productive culture.

You are a multi-tasker. You are able to move quickly and efficiently amongst multiple projects from concept to execution, under demanding deadlines.

You are a team player. You recognize the value of a truly collaborative setting where feedback and input are encouraged from all team members.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years experience in visual design and some experience within an agency setting.
  • Experience in brand, interactive, and motion design.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in your field
.
  • Mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant programming languages (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, etc) a plus.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, impeccable attention to detail and demonstrated time management skills.
  • A unique perspective and an open mind.

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional late evenings and/or weekend work. We offer a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including healthcare and 401k. Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “Art Director” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is. Cactus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We wholeheartedly support and encourage the diversity of thought, background, experience, and choice amongst all past, present, and future members of our team and community.

+ PRODUCER

TITLE

Producer

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an ambitious operations expert to support our team in Brooklyn. With solid experience in production and project management you will be working with the entire Cactus team to deliver the highest quality of work. You’ll be expected to wear many hats and flexibly jump from project management, account executive, studio management, admin, operations, HR, etc. and not shy away from anything that needs to get done.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Executive Producer and Account Executive to shape and manage deliverables and client expectations
  • Work with Executive Producer to create production schedules and budgets
  • Maintain and drive production schedules
  • Possess a strong ability to translate chaotic information into plan of action
  • Proactively drive strategic workflow to move projects through studio
  • Work with Dept. Managers to oversee projects across all departments
  • Effectively enforce deadlines while maintaining an awareness of simultaneous projects across studio and competing priorities
  • Create cohesion across project teams and maintain a high level of individual contribution / job satisfaction
  • Assure quality of deliverables / installations
  • Schedule and drive internal and client meetings / reviews
  • Manage resource hours and outside expenses against budget
  • Oversee project accounting and contracting

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • 2 years experience as a Producer in a similar production environment
  • Strong leadership skills to drive a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of media and software pipelines
  • Tireless attention to detail
  • Advanced problem solving ability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Cool under pressure and tight deadlines

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional late evenings and/or weekend work. We offer a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including healthcare and 401k.

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “Producer” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is


+ BACKEND DEVELOPER

TITLE

BackEnd Developer

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We're looking for a talented back-end developer with extensive Javascript experience. Our primary choice of architecture includes NodeJS, MongoDB, AWS, and PM2 for deployment and monitoring. This position can be thought of as a hybrid developer, DevOps engineer, and SysAdmin role. In addition to designing system architecture and writing server-side code, a solid understanding of DevOps for testing, deployment, and management strategies is required. A good base knowledge of IT and networking is also a must.

You will work directly alongside our front-end developers and creative technologists to build and maintain interactive installations and web-based applications and services. You'll be expected to takeover and manage existing codebases, as well as lead the back-end development of future projects. We’re not looking for a stereotypical codemonkey, but rather someone who participates in the creative process and can contribute as a team member.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be able to work independently or as part of small multidisciplinary teams
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Design, develop, and implement scalable and performant backend systems and APIs
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure such as cloud servers, web apps, and site-specific interactive installations.
  • Design, develop, document, implement, and maintain internal APIs
  • Write high quality, modular, maintainable, and well-documented code
  • Create and manage remote monitoring solutions for servers and installations
  • Assist in designing and planning system architecture of large-scale interactive/architectural installations
  • Manage testing and deployment of web apps, APIs and services to staging and production environments
  • Solve complex problems and troubleshoot problems in real-time
  • Setup and maintain VPNs and other remote-access solutions
  • build internal testing and automation tools
  • Manage and maintain code repositories

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years experience building highly available, scalable and stable applications with NodeJS and Express
  • Be up to speed with modern JS standards ( ES5, ES6 )
  • Experience with MongoDB or similar NoSQL databases
  • Experience shipping products and services using AWS ( including EC2, S3, VPC, IAM, Lambdas )
  • Experience with cybersecurity best practises and building secure infrastructure
  • Experience working with third-party APIs and SDKs
  • Experience working with mail delivery platforms such as SendGrid or Mailgun
  • Firm grasp of Continuous Integration and/or Continuous Delivery best practises
  • Experienced with Git and version control best practises
  • Experience managing domains, DNS and SSL certs
  • Ability to work independently or as part of small dynamic teams
  • Must appreciate clean, concise, well-documented code
  • Code refactoring and knowledge of design patterns
  • Competency with Unix-like platforms ( Bash scripting, shell, git )
  • Familiarity with network technologies and protocols, such as Websockets and OSC.
  • Using platforms such as PM2 for managing deployments and remote monitoring of servers.
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Experience with build tools such as webpack and babel
  • Desire to experiment and learn new technologies
  • Attention to detail

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience working with HIPAA compliant systems
  • Microservices, containers, Docker, Kubernetes etc.
  • Front-end frameworks ( React , Redux )
  • Microcontrollers and other hardware
  • Mobile development experience ( Swift, Java, React-Native )
  • Building desktop applications with Electron
  • You take pride in your Bash profile
  • Experience with other programming languages ( Python, C++ etc. )
  • Experience with libraries such as FFMPEG

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional late evenings and/or weekend work. We offer a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including healthcare and 401k.

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “BackEnd Developer” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is


+ FRONTEND DEVELOPER

TITLE

FrontEnd Developer

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

WHO YOU ARE

You are a creator. You are passionate about creating innovative and elegant experiences; evolving concepts into highly polished products.

You are a leader. You are clear and thoughtful in how you express your vision to team members. You have demonstrated expertise in mentoring junior team members to inspire a creative and productive culture.

You are a multi-tasker. You are able to move quickly and efficiently amongst multiple projects from concept to execution, under demanding deadlines.

You are a team player. You recognize the value of a truly collaborative setting where feedback and input are encouraged from all team members.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Proficiency in Node.js
  • Experience in launching and shipping web apps
  • Experience in Data Visualization
  • Proficiency of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Proficiency of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks
  • Proficiency of ReactJS
  • Proficiency of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Proficiency of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Be driven by innovation and creativity
  • Attention to detail and passion for your craft
  • Highly organized, impeccable attention to detail and demonstrated time management skills
  • A unique perspective and an open mind

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Develop functional and appealing web- and mobile-based applications based on usability
  • Provide website maintenance and enhancements
  • Use a combination of markup languages to write web pages
  • Write functional requirement documents and specifications
  • Create quality mockups and prototypes on tight timelines
  • Assist back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting
  • Create cascading style sheets (CSS) that are consistent across all browsers and platforms
  • Maintain graphic standards and branding throughout the product’s interface
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies
  • Promote usability best practices
  • Enjoy shipping small, quick experiments to validate your ideas and opinions
  • Be unafraid to have your opinion changed
  • Give and solicit feedback from others in order to continually raise our bar for quality

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a full-time salaried position with occasional late evenings and/or weekend work. We offer a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including healthcare and 401k. Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “Front-End Developer” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is. Cactus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We wholeheartedly support and encourage the diversity of thought, background, experience, and choice amongst all past, present, and future members of our team and community.

+ DESIGN INTERNSHIP

TITLE

Design Internship

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

RESPONSABILITIES

We are seeking a self-motivated designer with the ability to work collaboratively and independently to solve complex design challenges and implement feedback from senior leadership in a timely fashion.

Portfolios should have a focus on UI & UX design and showcase strong conceptual design skills, an advanced understanding of designing intuitive interfaces and functionality, sophisticated use of typography, and a passion for exploration. Bonus points for animation and motion graphics skills.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Seeking for a BA or MA in relevant design field
  • Proficiency in Keynote and Adobe Creative Suite required
  • Willingness to work in collaborative interdisciplinary environment
  • Strong communications skills (most of our work is conducted in english but spanish and portuguese are bonus!)

ABOUT THIS JOB

This is a paid internship position. Schedule will be determined according to the candidate's availability. We look forward to working with a candidate who is excited at the prospect of an intensive learning experience and developing a solid understanding of experience design and production functions. You will work closely with our team to translate ideas into experiences and immersive environments. You will get exposure to a range of different aspects of the design process from creative conception to hands on architectural experience and installation. Our company is young and nimble but our directors each have decades of experiences in their respective fields and take mentorship seriously.

Please submit a portfolio and resume for consideration with “Design Internship” in the subject line to careers@cactus.is


PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME FOR CONSIDERATION WITH SPECIFIED JOB TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO CAREERS@CACTUS.IS