Kik

Kik Ontario, Canada
Sep 17, 2019
Kik is looking for a seasoned Product Manager with a proven track record in creating technical and customer facing products to join our team. A PM at Kik is responsible for providing best in class experiences for our users, and as we look to launch Kin, you’ll play a key role in empowering creators to provide great content on their path to monetization. If you’re passionate about creating great experiences, you know what developers need from a platform but also strongly believe in placing the users at the center of your product work, come chat with us! What You’ll Do: Work with Technical Lead and Project Manager, leading efforts to realize one of Kik’s strategic pillars Accountable for the overall product quality of the team’s efforts Translate squad mission into a product roadmap Stay up to date on the messenger space, know your competitors and analyze strategies and features of other platforms Conduct post-release monitoring on feature, optimize, tweak and ensure success Participate in our product team and contribute to the overall success of the app Provide weekly release notes and status reports Work closely with Engineering and Operations teams to optimize processes for better performance Experience We Like: 3+ years experience in a product capacity (design, development, management) You’re tech savvy; you have a solid understanding of the implications of building on top of existing products/features, Engineering or Computer Science background an asset You have a knack for breaking down technical challenges into a logical series of steps Experience driving an agile product development process You are seriously analytical and a great problem solver Experience working with Partners in a support or sales capacity Previous platform experience You’re passionate about delivering quality products and a great user experience You’re a people person, you communicate clearly and effectively and enjoy working cross-functionally Perks: Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Stock Options Flexible work hours Catered lunch Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December About Kik: Kik connects the world through chat. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit kik.com . About Kin: Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability within the Kin Ecosystem. For more information, please go to kin.kik.com . At Kik, we are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities across our organization. Please contact careers@kik.com if you require accommodation at any time during the application process.   
Kik California, USA
Sep 05, 2019
EMPLOYER:  Kik Interactive Inc. POSITION TITLE : President POSITION DUTIES : Kik Interactive Inc is hiring for the role of President. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all global partnerships, corporate development and developer relations. The President will also own the go to market strategy for the Kin ecosystem. The President will develop strategic plans to meet Kin’s partner needs and oversee onboarding and launch process for all new partners. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing processes, internal workflows and reporting to help streamline the team’s operations. In addition, the President will work closely with marketing to support product launches and developer education. Requirements : Employer will accept a Bachelor’s in Economics, Business Administration or a closely-related field of concentration plus 5 years in job offered or related occupation. Education or Experience to include: Overseeing engineering team, product, design and business development Support product launches and developer education Strategizing, leading, negotiation and signing partnerships; leading fundraising efforts on the $10 mln+ scale Build and oversee execution of short, mid and long-term strategy for messaging and communication space for cross platform integration (Web, PC, mobile and tablet devices) Work with cross functional teams to oversee implementation of strategic plans Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training and experience.                            JOB LOCATION:  600 California Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco CA 94108   WHERE TO APPLY:  Attn. Amy Ulrich: 600 California Street, 11th Floor, San Francisco  CA 94108
Kik Ontario, Canada
Aug 28, 2019
Our Kitchener HQ is looking for an IT Manager that would provide both strategic and operational support for internal company requirements. Identifying solutions for IT policies, procedures, infrastructure and equipment ensuring alignment with business needs, budgets, goals and practices.  In this role, you will support team members with their day to day needs and projects to ensure successful delivery of services to end users. This is a broad role that touches everything from Vendor Management to design and installation as well as troubleshooting on both MacOS/Windows platforms and all internal AV and meeting room technologies.  The ideal candidate has strong communication, technical, and documentation skills. You are able to translate our internal IT requirements into an IT plan and implement it across the company. Your Impact:  Manage information technology and computer systems Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures linking with business needs with respect to IT Manage vendor relationships including; Advising on the selection and implementation of additional IT software and systems Identifying, sourcing and managing relationships with relevant outside vendors including relevant SLAs (including but not limited to G Suite/Slack/Adobe/Dropbox/Zoom) Grow your IT team as needed by recruiting, training, and coaching additional team members Manage an IT ticketing system including reporting and analysis and recommendations on improvements and possible change Purchase, track and manage Kik’s technical inventory and Implement and maintain an asset tracking and management system Maintain user accounts, passwords, data integrity, system access & security within policy Implementation and SSO to centralize control over user security Own responsibility for physical security systems, ISPs, and IT infrastructure Identifies, documents and supports required security standards (antivirus/firewall/MDM) Work closely with the people operations function to establish IT policies and procedures for on- and off-boarding employees and contractors Maintain the IT organization's budget Experience we like:  6+ years experience in a related role, including experience managing a team Experience managing vendor relationships, including participation in RFP processes and contract negotiations Hands on experience with basic to advanced troubleshooting Strong communication skills both written and spoken with internal teams and external partners; you’re able to translate complex technical challenges Experience in working with cloud-based software solutions such as G Suite, etc. Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation Working knowledge of Windows and Mac computers, operating systems including iPhone and Android smartphones You have strong customer service skills and get stuff done! About Kik At Kik, our mission is to be the best place to have meaning conversations with someone new. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Our team in Tel Vive Israel is dedicated on Kin. The values we live everyday at Kik SMART Smart is looking at all options Smart is making complex things simple Smart is encouraging others to challenge your ideas   NICE Nice is seeking to understand others Nice is working hard to find the win- win Nice is delivering feedback directly GET STUFF DONE Getting stuff done is leaning in even when you disagree Getting stuff done is not being ok with good enough Getting stuff done is embracing the challenges and changes that come with being on the bleeding edge Perks Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Stock Options Flexible work hours Catered lunches daily! Full stacked kitchen with healthy and yummy snacks Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December! Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes! Much more!   At Kik, we are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities across our organization. Please contact careers@kik.com if you require accommodation at any time during the application process. 
Kik Ontario, Canada
Aug 21, 2019
About Kik At Kik, our mission is to be the best place to have meaning conversations with someone new. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Our team in Tel Vive Israel is dedicated on Kin. How we work We have a high-performing engineering team that is tackling challenging problems and doing real impactful work. We organize our team in a small, cross-function squad structure. We build native Android and iOS applications. We have a micro-service architecture and we practise continuous integration. Our platform and applications run on AWS. We ship our code frequently. About the role We are hiring multiple people for this role.  As a Server Developer at Kik, you will work on a highly-scaled distributed system that receives hundreds of millions of messages and terabytes of raw data in real-time per day. Facing some of the most difficult challenges in modern software engineering, your team will power the core of a system relied on every day by millions of users. You’ll be building server components to improve users' daily digital life. What you can expect Designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems and delivering high-availability and performance using our gRPC Microservices framework Participate in full software development lifecycle and write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise We code primarily in Java, as well as Go Other technologies we are using: Rxjava, Redis, Zookeeper, gRPC, Protobuf, MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB Take part in an on-call rotation to maintain our users' trust Live our team values of smart, nice and get stuff done About you Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience Solid backend development experience with Java or Go You are proficient in Linux/Unix Familiar with cloud platform, AWS, GCP, Azure or any others Experience working with relational databases, eg. mySQL, PostgreSQL You are passionate, highly motivated, and fun to work with Able to deliver amazing results with minimal guidance and supervision Nice to have: Experience with scaling, high volume system Nice to have: Working experience with NoSQL database, eg. Cassandra, DynamoDB, Mongo Nice to have: DevOps experience The value we live everyday at Kik SMART Smart is looking at all options Smart is making complex things simple Smart is encouraging others to challenge your ideas   NICE Nice is seeking to understand others Nice is working hard to find the win- win Nice is delivering feedback directly GET STUFF DONE Getting stuff done is leaning in even when you disagree Getting stuff done is not being ok with good enough Getting stuff done is embracing the challenges and changes that come with being on the bleeding edge Perks Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Stock Options Flexible work hours Catered lunches daily! Full stacked kitchen with healthy and yummy snacks Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December! Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes! Much more!   At Kik, we are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities across our organization. Please contact careers@kik.com if you require accommodation at any time during the application process.   
Kik Ontario, Canada
Aug 07, 2019
As a Development Manager, Server  at Kik, you will work on a highly-scaled distributed system that receives hundreds of millions of messages and terabytes of raw data in real-time per day. Facing some of the most difficult challenges in modern software engineering, your team will power the core of a system relied on every day by millions of users. We leverage cutting-edge tools, software and open-source where it makes sense. If you enjoy working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary, fast environment, you will find this role highly rewarding. Teams at Kik are small and we look for talented leaders who are strong individual contributors with a desire and passion for leading and mentoring others. You can expect to spend at least half your time providing technical leadership through architecture discussions, code reviews, and setting best practices, with the remainder of your time split between people management and hands-on development. Your Impact: Lead a team of server developers in developing elegant solutions to complex problems Design and develop high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems and delivering high-availability and performance using our gRPC microservices framework Participate in full software development lifecycle and write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise Foster a culture of fast iteration and experimentation, balanced by a long term technical vision Provide technical and architectural leadership, while coaching and mentoring team members to enable them to achieve a high level of success Work closely and cross functionally with other leaders to align technical vision to product and operational needs and contribute to design and architecture decisions Take part in an on-call rotation to maintain our users' trust Experience we like: 5+ years of hands-on development experience 2+ years experience leading a team of developers Experience building high performance, scalable, highly available solutions with Java or Go Experience working in an AWS ecosystem Strong technical communicator with the ability to present designs to both technical and non-technical audiences Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent Perks: Generous Health, Drug, and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Stock options Flexible work hours Catered lunches Flexible vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service Much more! About Kik: Kik connects the world through chat. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit kik.com. About Kin: Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability within the Kin Ecosystem. For more information, please go to kinecosystem.org.
Kik Ontario, Canada
Aug 07, 2019
Kik is looking for a Senior Designer with a passion for pixel perfect, simple, and intuitive interfaces. As a Designer at Kik, you’ll develop beautiful, high quality designs and champion the look and feel of Kik’s products. You’ll work closely with both the product and engineering teams to greatly influence the face of a product that is used by over 200 million people worldwide. What you’ll do: Produce beautiful and functional designs Work with Product to grow Kik’s brand and visual language Communicate your design decisions to coworkers and leaders Work with the team to develop design standards and iterate on our design system Sweat the details and iterate on all aspects of a design until it is perfect Apply your understanding of design principles and platforms to our products and keep an eye out for emerging mobile design trends Be accountable for our overall UI/UX strategy, thinking beyond the features at hand Qualifications: 5+ years experience developing consumer interfaces and an understanding of nuances for both Android and iOS A large appetite for growth and learning, with an interest in leading either formally or informally Experience working in a fast-paced environment directly with developers for implementation of designs Ability to communicate with product leads and engineers in their language, designing with consideration for their cares and concerns, and fostering a highly-collaborative design process Ability to articulate your deep understanding of colour, layout, typography and visual hierarchy Mastery of information architecture, multi-step and cross-platform flows. You consistently consider the holistic user experience and potential states (errors, successes, dead-ends) Experience with user testing and using data to inform your designs You’re passionate about delivering quality products and a great user experience You communicate clearly and effectively and enjoy working cross-functionally Perks: Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Stock Options Flexible work hours Catered lunch Starbucks Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December About Kik: Kik strives to be the best place to have a meaningful conversation with someone new. Kik is a chat app with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and meet new people. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit kik.com .
Kik Ontario, Canada
Aug 07, 2019
The Data Engineering Team at Kik is looking for a Senior Developer to help bring us to the next level of our tooling and product offerings. If you’re excited being responsible for petabytes of data, building, and optimizing the tools around processing at that kind of scale, this may be just what you’re looking for. Your Impact: You’ll be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining Kik’s petabyte-scale Data Platform, empowering data-driven decision making, and making available all information that is critical to Kik’s success You’ll design, build, and maintain internal and external communication channels, bridging the gap between Kik’s user facing products, and the data that drives their behaviours You’ll be responsible for driving forward the tools and processes we use internally to consume data, and make sure that everyone has their hands on the most up to date, and pristine data What we expect: You have at least 5 years’ experience working with data processing systems, and understanding the needs of a data processing platform You’re a passionate, energetic, flexible self-starter, ready to jump with both feet into a small, fast-growing company You’ve got experience building with Apache Spark, have built scalable data processing systems in the past, and have confidence in your Python-fu You love solving problems, and can’t wait to try new data technology You have a post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or something comparable Perks: A generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage Eligible for stock options Flexible work hours Catered lunches Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December! Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes! Dog friendly office with friendly office dogs Much more! About Kik: Kik connects the world through chat. Kik is a chat platform with millions of active users where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Founded in 2009, Kik Interactive, Inc. is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in Toronto, New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit kik.com. About Kin: Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability within the Kin Ecosystem. For more information, please go to kin.kik.com.