Marketing Specialist

About UmbraCity:

UmbraCity is an innovative and a fast-growing Vancouver startup that provides on-demand access to umbrellas in communities. We have created networks of fully automated umbrella rental kiosks that allow users to borrow umbrellas from a kiosk and return it to any other kiosk. This service has been in operations since 2015, and we are ready to take UmbraCity to the next level for its international growth.

About the Role:

UmbraCity is seeking a marketing specialist to join our team. We are looking for a talented candidate who is passionate about people and making communities more livable. The ideal candidate needs to have demonstrated experience in both digital and traditional marketing functions as well as effective communication skills, and willing to go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service.

The marketing specialist will have responsibilities supporting a number of critical functions at UmbraCity, including managing marketing projects and engaging with partners and members. We are looking for a candidate with outstanding communications skills and extreme attention to detail, while focusing on the big picture objectives. This position reports to the Director of Business Development as well as the founder.

If you think you’re an ideal match, apply with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to work here and why you will be a great fit.

Responsibilities:

  • Create product / service awareness material and campaigns
  • Develop marketing strategy
  • Generate report for B2B customers
  • Design standard templates for all marketing and sales documentation
  • Represent UmbraCity at events, exhibitions, as well as being our brand ambassador with corporate members
  • Oversee media strategy, conversion tracking, budgets and optimization with a primarily focus on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Google, and other platforms

Desired Experiences:

  • Relevant college degree
  • 3+ years marketing experience
  • Experience with current and emerging social media platforms, as well as SEO, social media monitoring, and customer relationship management
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience in online media
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Excel and WordPress
  • Ability to multi-task with a high attention to detail, work quickly under demanding deadlines, and balance concurrent projects

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to careers@umbracity.com and use “Marketing Specialist” as the email subject.

Full-stack Software Developer

About the Company:

UmbraCity is an innovative and a fast-growing Vancouver startup that provides on-demand access to umbrellas in communities. We have created networks of fully automated umbrella rental kiosks that allow users to borrow umbrellas from a kiosk and return it to any other kiosk. This service has been in operations since 2015, and we are ready to take UmbraCity to the next level for its international growth.

About the Role:

UmbraCity is seeking a full stack developer to join our team.  We are looking for a candidate with strong skills in mobile application and back-end development to join our innovative development team. We need an expert who can own the software development and maintenance in the company and understands that the work is highly time-sensitive. A positive attitude and a great sense of humor will go far with our team. The potential candidate needs to be an efficient problem solver.

If you think you’re an ideal match, apply with your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to work here and why you will be a great fit.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and optimize web and mobile (Android and iOS) applications for performance and  scalability
  • Translate product requirements to system level architecture and high-level design that can be reused across applications.
  • Design and implement web services APIs for mobile applications.
  • Database administration and management of a hosting environment
  • AWS management

Desired Experiences:

  • Architecture: 3+ years direct architecture experience, including a combination of system, data, integration, and application architecture.
  • Native App Development: 3+ years experience in designing and building native mobile applications on iOS and Android.
  • Web Services Development: Deep understanding of API design and REST principles, experience in building web services at scale, preferably for mobile devices, ideally RESTful.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in more than one Mobile applications (Android and iOS) and technology areas.
  • Strong command of back-end languages, technologies and protocols such as: PHP, Java (Spring), Node, RoR, SQL, MongoDB, HTTP, JSON, etc.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Git.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn to careers@umbracity.com and use “Full Stack Developer” as the email subject.

Important: In your email body, rate your following skills out of 10:

  • PHP (indicate framework(s)): [1-10]
  • AWS management: [1-10]
  • Native App (Android): [1-10]
  • Native App (iOS): [1-10]
  • React Native App: [1-10]

 

UmbraCity Umbrella Recycling Program

Umbrella Recycling Program

 

Did you know that over 33,000 umbrella sales are made per year in North America alone? Vancouver, also known as Raincouver, is known to eat up our umbrellas with its’ strong winds and excessive rain. This often leaves people with a broken umbrella in hand with nowhere to recycle it. Imagine the number of umbrellas that have been broken and disposed onto the landfill!

 

At UmbraCity, one of our core values is sustainability; we aim to minimize this umbrella-caused landfill pollution through our sharing service. UmbraCity would like to thank you for joining us in our mission!

 

Though our umbrellas are sturdy and wind-proof, they may still break under extreme weather conditions. But fear not! We now offer an alternative, eco-friendly option to umbrella disposal. We are launching umbrella-only recycling bins conveniently located next to our kiosks where anyone and everyone at UBC can dispose their broken umbrellas at (not just UmbraCity’s). You can always pick up one of our umbrellas after recycling your broken one with us!

 

How are we recycling/upcycling these umbrellas?

Umbrellas are made of various parts including fibreglass, aluminium, fabric and more. We will collect and take the umbrellas apart, then recycle them separately at different facilities.

 

We have great pleasure of upcycling our umbrellas with non-profit organisations such as Common Thread. Common Thread is a social enterprise that creates jobs for people with barriers to employment. They recycle materials such as our umbrella parts, turning them into different reusable products! By recycling your umbrella, you are not only helping the environment, but are also creating jobs for people in need.

 

Our belief in corporate social responsibility drives our every action in adding value to the community and the environment. We are always on a lookout for organizations we can team up with to help our community! Please contact us at support@umbracity.com for any enquiries.

UmbraCity at UBC

Hello UBC Vancouver!

umbraCity is excited to launch its first service at the University of British Columbia in September 2015. umbraCity is a free umbrella sharing service. Say goodbye to the days when you have to carry an umbrella all day for the slight chance of showers later on, or worse, when you are soaked wet outside without an umbrella! With umbraCity, you can have an umbrella whenever you want, wherever you want.

Please visit our website umbracity.com/#kiosklocationmap to find a kiosk near you at UBC.