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Acacia offers its permanent employees a competitive compensation package including benefits, a flexible and relaxed work environment, a paid time-off program and profit participation.
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The most populous, vibrant community in Muskoka, Ontario, Huntsville offers a high quality of life with world class accomodations, shopping and a dynamic atmosphere of growth and healthy living.

Huntsville has excellent health care, museums, the world-class Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, 50 kilometers of the Trans Canada Trail, the Canada Summit Centre, curling, golf, an exceptional public library, the University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, excellent public and private schools.

Huntsville sits on the doorstep of Algonquin Provincial Park. The Town has excellent broadband services, is linked to the provincial capital with a four lane highway offers full rail service and is 20 minutes from a regional airport.

Careers

Acacia is excited to be offering a number of great opportunities to join our fast-growing multi-national team working on highly scalable enterprise level web applications.

Linux Systems Administrator (Short Contract)

We are looking for a consultant who can configure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server release 5.8 (Tikanga) box to run Postfix with MySQL used for mapping of virtual email addresses. The system needs to be configured to filter out spam and viruses using ClamAV, Spamassassin and the AMavis-D scanner service. Even though this server is not running CentOS, we were able to install the CentOS precompiled package of Postfix. Currently, we're stuck at trying to get amavisd-new installed. The precompiled version of amavisd-new available through the Yum repository for RHEL 5 is too old and does not support DKIM. We need version 2.6.4 for our configuration.
Solution Architect / Project Manager (Rich Internet Applications)
Acacia is actively seeking a seasoned Solution Architect / Project Manager with a background of success and hands-on experience in design and development of web-based business applications. The successful candidate will lead requirements analysis / systems design engagements and manage e-Business systems development projects with a initial focus on rich internet applications for the career services sector. This position will appeal to someone with a strong technical orientation who enjoys the challenges of leading system development projects from inception to completion.
The position involves:
  • Managing Internet and intranet application development and systems integration projects of widely varying sizes and complexity
  • As required by specific projects, taking a hands-on role in requirements analysis, systems design and quality assurance activities
  • Developing, tracking, and managing project budgets, plans, time lines and scope
  • Maintaining ongoing clear lines of communication with all project stakeholders, especially clients and project sponsors
  • Ensuring quality standards are met for all project deliverables
  • Direct supervision of creative design, development and quality assurance staff
  • Assisting business development personnel in pre-sales activities, including sales calls and proposal preparation
Our ideal candidate will:
  • Be a leader with a proven history of successful delivery of e-Business development projects
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral), a confident manner and demonstrated experience gaining credibility with business partners
  • Be able to work independently, solve problems and think creatively
  • Have a strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Possess strong organizational, planning, influencing and conflict management skills
  • Be an excellent system designer, especially with regard to application user interfaces
  • Be proficient with the (mainly Microsoft) tools and technologies we use, including: .NET, C#, VB, ASP, Visual Studio, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, XML, Web Services, AJAX, and SQL Server
  • Be capable with MS Office, Visio and project management tools such as MS Project
Desirables:
  • Microsoft Enterprise Architect and/or Developer Certification
  • Project Management Certification
  • Experience with Web 2.0 technologies (e.g. one or more of Flex/Flash, Silverlight, DHTML, AJAX etc.); popular plug-ins and their authoring tools
  • Proficiency of UML
Expected Education and Experience:
  • University degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • At least three years experience with Microsoft .NET development and five years of relevant system architecture / project management experience
Solution Architect / Project Manager (Collaborative Projects)
Acacia is actively seeking a seasoned Solution Architect / Project Manager with a background of success and hands-on experience in design, development and delivery of web-based business applications in conjunction with outsourced or offshore resources. The successful candidate will lead requirements analysis / systems design engagements for and manage offshore e-Business systems development projects. This position will appeal to someone with a strong technical orientation who enjoys the challenges of leading system development projects from inception to completion. The right individual will possess exceptional communication skills, will relish the chance to add to their established track record of successful delivery of offshore projects, and will welcome the opportunity to travel abroad.
The position involves:
  • Managing Internet and intranet application development and systems integration projects of widely varying sizes and complexity
  • As required by specific projects, taking a hands-on role in requirements analysis, systems design and quality assurance activities
  • Developing, tracking, and managing project budgets, plans, time lines and scope
  • Maintaining ongoing clear lines of communication with all project stakeholders, especially clients and project sponsors
  • Ensuring quality standards are met for all project deliverables
  • Direct supervision of creative design, development and quality assurance staff
  • Assisting business development personnel in pre-sales activities, including sales calls and proposal preparation
  • Travelling abroad to the San Francisco, New York, Cyprus or Delhi for periods of 1-3 weeks in duration as needed to accomplish project goals.
Our ideal candidate will:
  • Be a leader with a proven history of successful delivery of e-Business development projects
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral), a confident manner and demonstrated experience gaining credibility with business partners
  • Be able to work independently, solve problems and think creatively
  • Have a strong attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Possess strong organizational, planning, influencing and conflict management skills
  • Be an excellent system designer, especially with regard to application user interfaces
  • Be proficient with the (mainly Microsoft) tools and technologies we use, including: .NET, C#, Visual Studio, HTML, JavaScript, XML, Web Services, AJAX, and SQL Server
  • Be capable with MS Office, Visio and project management tools such as MS Project
Desirables:
  • Microsoft Enterprise Architect and/or Developer Certification
  • Project Management Certification
  • Experience with Web 2.0 technologies (e.g. one or more of Flex/Flash, Silverlight, DHTML, AJAX etc.); popular plug-ins and their authoring tools
  • Proficiency of UML
Expected Education and Experience:
  • University degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • At least three years experience with Microsoft .NET development and five years of relevant system architecture / project management experience

Senior Flex Developer

Acacia is actively seeking a Flex developer with at least 5 years commercial web development experience and at least 3 years with rich internet (web 2.0) applications including some website design experience. The candidate will have outstanding communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced distributed environment with multiple projects
What you will do:
  • Take responsibility for delivery of complete, functioning RIA interfaces.
  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Design web interfaces in conjunction with graphic designers, product and content teams.
  • Produce wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, page flow diagrams and other user interface documentation.
  • Act as a mentor on user interface aspects, offering support and training to less experienced team members in rich internet techniques.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations.
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Solid understanding of marketing and business objectives and how design can be aligned to business goals.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Flex 2/3, Flash 9/10, ActionScript, MXML, UI binding, Flex event handling, styles, localization, Flex charting and Flex RPC/messaging services.
  • 5+ years web application development experience i.e. ability to hand-code XHTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP/.Net
  • 3+ years with Web 2.0 technologies (e.g. DHTML, AJAX etc.); popular plug-ins and their authoring tools
  • Familiarity with cross-platform, cross-browser coding practices, compatibility issues.
  • Experience in web usability standards for both navigational and SEO best practices.
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of version control tools (e.g. CVS, SVN)
  • Ability to develop according to established coding standards and methodologies.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically
Desirables:
  • 2+ years retail/sales e-commerce web development experience preferred
  • Proficiency with one or more current graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator.

Intermediate Flex Developer

Acacia is actively seeking a Flex developer with at least 3 years commercial web development experience and at least 1 year developing web applications in Flex 3 including some website design experience. The candidate will have outstanding communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced distributed environment with multiple projects
What you will do:
  • Take responsibility for delivery of Flex skins, controls, and other UI elements.
  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Build functional, visually appealing web interfaces in conjunction with graphic designers, product and content teams.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations.
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Strong experience both designing and applying Flex skins and UI Controls according to designer specifications
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Flex 2/3, Flash 9/10, ActionScript, MXML, UI binding, Flex event handling, styles, localization and Flex charting.
  • 3+ years enterprise web application development experience in full product development life cycle of several successful projects
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop according to established coding standards and methodologies.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced and constantly changing environments.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of version control tools (e.g. CVS, SVN)
Desirables:
  • 2+ years retail/sales e-commerce web development experience preferred
  • Proficiency with one or more current graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator.

Intermediate Web Developer

Acacia is actively seeking a web developer with at least 3 years commercial web development experience and at least one year experience with rich internet (web 2.0) applications (preferably flex/flash) including some website design experience. The candidate will have outstanding communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced distributed environment with multiple projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in advanced flex/flash programming techniques working with a rich internet guru.
What you will do:
  • Apply your voracious appetite to learn rich internet techniques from one of the industry's best and apply them in short order to a cool web 2.0 application.
  • Take responsibility for delivery of complete, functioning RIA modules.
  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Design web interfaces in conjunction with graphic designers, product and content teams.
  • Produce wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, page flow diagrams and other user interface documentation.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations.
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • 3+ years web application development experience i.e. ability to hand-code XHTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP/.Net
  • 1+ years with Web 2.0 technologies (e.g. Flex, DHTML, AJAX, Silverlight etc.); popular plug-ins and their authoring tools
  • Knowledge of marketing and business objectives and how design can be aligned to business goals.
  • Familiarity with cross-platform, cross-browser coding practices, compatibility issues.
  • Experience in web usability standards for both navigational and SEO best practices.
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of version control tools (e.g. CVS, SVN)
  • Ability to develop according to established coding standards and methodologies.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically
Desirables:
  • 1+ years retail/sales e-commerce web development experience preferred
  • Proficiency with one or more graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator.

Web Designer

Acacia is actively seeking a web designer with at least 3 years commercial web design experience including design of rich internet applications. This is initially a project-based contract but (if we like your work) could develop into a permanent position. The candidate will have an outstanding commercial design portfolio, superior communication skills and be able to work on-site in a fast-paced, energetic and results-focused environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your rich internet design portfolio and a chance to get your foot in the door to a long-term relationship.
What you will do:
  • Apply your proven creativity and well-honed knowledge of usability principles to a cool web 2.0 application which promises to be an industry leader.
  • Take responsibility for delivery of compelling, effective, seamless and coherent graphic interfaces.
  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Design web interfaces in conjunction with rich internet developers, product and content teams.
  • Take the lead on design aspects, acting as a visionary but also a pragmatist who can keep business goals first and foremost
  • Produce wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, page flow diagrams and other user interface documentation.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations.
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Solid knowledge of marketing and business objectives and how design can be aligned to business goals.
  • 3+ years web design experience i.e. ability to hand-code, HTML/XHTML, CSS and ideally javascript.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Web 2.0 technologies e.g. DHTML, AJAX, Flex, Silverlight; popular plug-ins and their authoring tools.
  • Experience creating wireframes, mock-ups, HTML prototypes, stylesheets.
  • Ability to meet established project deadlines. Strong focus on execution and results.
  • Familiarity with cross-platform, cross-browser coding practices, compatibility issues.
  • Experience in web usability standards for both navigational and SEO best practices.
  • Proficiency with a variety of graphic design tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Flex Builder, Dreamweaver etc.
  • Ability to slice and code Photoshop and ImageReady files into valid XHTML/CSS.
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically.
Desirables:
  • 2+ years retail/sales e-commerce web design experience.
  • Working knowledge of ASP/.NET.

Senior .Net Developer

Acacia is actively seeking a .NET developer who has a minimum of 3 years of post graduate experience with proven skills in development of complex web applications written with Microsoft .NET development tools. The candidate will have good communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced distributed environment with multiple projects.
What you will do:
  • Take responsibility for delivery of complete application subsystems.
  • Collaborate with other teams/team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Act as team lead on technical aspects, coaching more junior team members and implementing the more complex functionality.
  • Gather requirements with end users and other internal stakeholders.
  • Design, estimate, develop and test existing/new features.
  • Prepare detailed specifications for programs
  • Get involved in each stage of the development life cycle.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Act as a mentor offering support to less experienced team members, conducting code reviews and lending a hand where you can for the good of the project.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations
  • Travel occasionally to San Francisco, New York and/or New Delhi
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Strong VB.NET skills and object-oriented and n-tier design experience, including working knowledge of core libraries (i.e. Enterprise Services, COM+), application servers (i.e. .Net Remoting) and data access techniques (ADO.NET, caching).
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing highly scalable web applications.
  • 3-5 years of server-side and web application development experience (i.e. ASP.Net, Flex) with an e-commerce component
  • 3-5 years experience in database design and MSSQL.
  • 1-2 years of experience with e-commerce or other transactional applications.
  • Expert knowledge of internet fundamentals including HTTP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Solid knowledge of session management, object relational mapping, XML web services, AJAX and agile development methodologies.
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sense of humour (YES, that's a requirement)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of version control tools (e.g. CVS, SVN)
  • Experience mentoring junior team members in coding practices and methodologies.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced, distributed and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically.
Desirables:
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer - Enterprise Applications Developer certification
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Report Builder
  • Knowledge of UML
Expected Education and Experience:
  • At least 2-year college diploma or university degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • At least three years experience with Microsoft .NET development.
  • At least five years professional software development experience

Intermediate .Net Developer

Acacia is actively seeking a .NET developer who has a minimum of 2 years of post graduate experience with proven skills in development of complex web applications written with Microsoft .NET development tools. The candidate will have good communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced distributed environment with multiple projects.
What you will do:
  • Take responsibility for delivering application modules.
  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver high quality integrated solutions within committed project timelines.
  • Design, implement and test existing/new features.
  • Prepare detailed documentation (both developer and user) for programs.
  • Get involved in each stage of the development life cycle.
  • Work hard and have fun with team/technical leads and other fellow developer gurus building the coolest, most complex, scalable solutions for our applications.
  • Interact with clients and development teams both on-site and in remote locations
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Strong VB.NET skills and object-oriented and n-tier design experience, including working knowledge of core libraries (i.e. Enterprise Services, COM+) and data access techniques (ADO.NET, caching).
  • Demonstrated experience implementing highly scalable web applications.
  • 2-3 years of server-side and web application development experience (i.e. ASP.Net, Flex) with an e-commerce component
  • 2-3 years experience in database design and MSSQL.
  • Solid grounding in internet fundamentals including HTTP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Working knowledge of session management, object relational mapping, XML web services, AJAX and agile development methodologies.
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sense of humour (YES, that's a requirement)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of version control tools (e.g. CVS, SVN)
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced, distributed and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically.
Desirables:
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer - Enterprise Applications Developer certification
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Report Builder
  • Knowledge of UML
Expected Education and Experience:
  • At least 2-year college diploma or university degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • At least two years experience with Microsoft .NET development.
  • At least three years professional software development experience

Web Systems Support Specialist

Acacia Solutions is actively seeking an Web Systems Support Specialist with a strong technical background and an interest in learning new technologies. This challenging opportunity is suited for a recent graduate or an experienced candidate with exposure to web technologies.
What you will do:
  • Provide technical and operational support to mission critical production processes related to high volume web applications serving 100K+ visitors per day
  • Assist with administration of industry compliant, e-marketing subscription campaigns delivering over half a million emails per day
  • Deploy, schedule and monitor internal operational and external B2B processes (e.g. SQL Server backup jobs, scheduled SMTP mail campaigns, data transfers, application error logs etc.).
  • Hand-code HTML, client and server-side scripts, configure site offers, write custom ad-hoc T-SQL scripts and stored procedures, execute email processes etc.
  • Provide technical expertise in trouble-shooting and resolving web site, application and database issues.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation for technical and operational procedures.
  • Interact with clients and internal resources.
  • Strive to learn and grow in order to take on new responsibilities.
What we are looking for:
  • Excellent organization, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and react to emerging issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to cope with fast-paced, distributed and constantly changing environments.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and analytically.
  • Sound understanding of internet fundamentals including HTML, CSS, XML, Javascript and HTTP.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including complex queries, stored procedures and database administration.
Desirable would be experience with and/or exposure to one of the following technologies:
  • VBScript, Visual Basic 6.0 and/or VB.NET
  • ASP and/or ASP.NET, COM+
  • Source Version Control (SVN, CVS or similar)
  • IIS, SMTP, FTP
  • Sharepoint, MS Office
  • Ajax, Flex/Flash, Silverlight
  • SQL Clustering, Log Shipping, DBMail
  • Windows Tools such as Task Scheduler and Component Services
  • Web Analytics Tools e.g. Urchin, WebTrends, Google Analytics
  • Browser Compatibility Issues
  • Search Engine Optimization, Google Adwords
Expected Education and Experience:
  • At least a 2-year college diploma or university degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
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