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]

 

Let It Rain: Umbrella Share Comes to Vancouver, Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 30, 2015

 

UBC Vancouver, BC

 

As the unpredictable rain season returns, two Vancouver entrepreneurs have provided a simple yet innovative solution. UmbraCity and the AMS – UBC Vancouver’s Student Society have partnered to bring an umbrella-sharing service to UBC Vancouver Campus. Launched this September, UmbraCity offers automated kiosks that allow users to borrow an umbrella free of charge and drop it off later at any one of the kiosks.

 

The initiative is not just designed to be a convenience; at the core, this project is about sustainability and encouraging sharing economy. UmbraCity reduces the amount of broken low-quality umbrellas headed for landfill and encourages community-minded actions.

 

‘The idea came to us on a rainy day when we were outside and we wished for an easy access to an umbrella. This is a common issue for Vancouverites.’ said Amir Entezari, co-founder of UmbraCity and an occasionally-rain-soaked UBC alumnus. ‘We thought some more about the idea, brainstormed with the experts, and validated the solution with real users at UBC campus. It just made sense!’

 

The UmbraCity umbrellas are lightweight, high quality and very resistant to strong winds. At the end of their lifecycle, the umbrellas are fully recyclable. ‘The bright yellow colour of our umbrellas increase pedestrian visibility on dark gloomy days and simply cheer up a grey rainy day.’ said Babak Asad, the other UmbraCity co-founder and also a UBC alumnus.

 

Four confirmed locations will be at the AMS Student Nest, the Buchanan Building A, the Fred Kaiser Building and the Forest Sciences Centre and a fifth location is pending finalization. Students, staff, faculty, residents, and visitors will be able to register at any kiosk and gain free access to an umbrella for 48 hours. After the initial 48 hours, if the user wishes to continue using the same umbrella, the registered card will be charged a small daily fee, up to the value of the umbrella. UmbraCity aims to analyse the results of this pilot program and expand its service across the Lower Mainland in the coming year.

 

For more information about our project, please visit www.umbracity.com

 

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UmbraCity

UmbraCity started in the summer of 2013 when a group of friends decided to solve the basic problem of staying dry in rainy Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by many sharing economy systems such as car-share or bike-share programs, the team invented and developed a fully automated rental kiosk that integrates current technologies in ties with the internet-of-things methodology. After many months of hard work and carrying out multiple field tests and focus group studies, the team is excited to launch this product and service for the first time at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS).

 

For more information, interviews, or inquiries please contact Amir Entezari, UmbraCity

support@umbracity.com

+1 888 778 5446