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+ SENIOR DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR

TITLE

Senior Designer / Art Director

LOCATION

Brooklyn, New York

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an experienced, curious, hands-on visual designer with a strong digital background, technical affinity and fine-tuned design aesthetic. The work will span creating original graphics, identities and visual systems for companies, brands, products and features. The job will demand spanning high-level strategic direction and hands-dirty execution. From day to day you may find yourself working on documents or diagrams, art direction for animation, video, digital UI, branding and/or artifacts. The ideal candidate will bring a strong perspective on storytelling and design, as well as desire to experiment with their craft and inspire others along the way. As Art Director/Senior Designer, you will be expected to work alongside our Creative and Strategic teams to concept, storyboard, prototype and produce a range of ideas and deliverables. This role requires an individual who is highly collaborative and confident, with an imagination as developed as their communication skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Concept and craft new-to-the-world products, brands, and services
  • Clearly convey ideas, concepts, and the value of design to internal teams and clients alike
  • Work collaboratively and independently to solve complex problems and find creative solutions to client objectives and requirements
  • Mentor, manage, and recruit a growing design team
  • Inspire a deep, creative culture
  • Execute and lead original concepts for content and case studies
  • Listen actively and be an effective communicator, in writing and in person
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A design portfolio showing a contemporary aesthetic, and a passion for visual narratives
  • Demonstrated mastery of tools
  • Strong portfolio of branding/digital/communications
  • Proven examples of conceptual thinking in storytelling, illustration, and interactive
  • Experience working collaboratively with strategists, directors, and technologists
  • Be driven by innovation and creativity
  • Attention to detail and passion for your craft
  • 3+ years as an Designer or Art Director

BONUS POINTS

  • A Working knowledge of relevant programming languages used in interactive design (HTML5, CSS, Javascript, etc)
  • An appreciation of architecture
  • Interest in all things techy
  • A curiosity about the future
  • Working knowledge of camera, lighting, editing
  • Artistic pursuits in any medium.
  • Copywriting skills
  • Editorial skills

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


+ PRODUCER / PROJECT MANAGER / OPERATIONS

TITLE

Producer / Project Manager / Operations Expert

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


+ 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


+ 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


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