Job Opening at Zeek: Production Manager

Summary

Zeek Interactive is seeking a Project Manager with experience delivering web and iOS applications. This is a full-time salaried position, on site in Huntington Beach, CA.

The Project Manager at Zeek is responsible for delivering WordPress and iOS applications from concept to delivery, into maintenance, and through the end of the project lifecycle.  This person is the primary client interface, and helps clients form strategy and scope for each project, manages iterative deliveries to the client during development, and plans the delivery and maintenance.  This person also manages the daily operations of the development team, prioritizing work and communicating status back to the client, ensuring development can move forward efficiently.

Zeek uses Agile methodologies and Kanban systems currently to manage their workflows.  Deep experience with iterative delivery methods and Kanban systems is required.  3 years of experience managing projects and development teams is preferred.  WordPress experience is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Explore and draft project scope documents with clients and stakeholders
  • Estimate project timelines and costs
  • Manage the design process with the client, evaluating and compiling feedback for design resources
  • Set project schedules and delivery milestones
  • Manage the development backlog based on client priorities
  • Ensure development and quality staff meet expected work commitments
  • Occasional client training on products created
  • Evaluation of products under development to make sure they align with the client’s expectations
  • Manage delivery and deployment of web applications and iOS applications
  • Evaluation of resources and scaling resources to meet expected demand

Nice To Have

  • Familiarity with Assembla
  • Familiarity with git
  • Experience with shipping apps
  • Familiarity with Agile project direction

No Agencies!

Please send resumes to jobs@zeek.com.

About Us

Zeek Interactive has been solving problems for clients since 1995.

And we’ve been focused on the web from day one. As the web has grown and changed, our focus has expanded to match. Zeek’s experience on hundreds and hundreds of projects, is now being brought to bear on mobile and social technologies as well.

We have proven time and time again that we can deliver results in ways few companies can match. We are technologists, but we are focused on business results first and foremost. From developing and maintaining highly trafficked websites to social networking applications to product creation, our experience makes a difference in helping you achieve your goals.

Zeek Interactive is a small and highly focused group of talented people who think big and act accordingly.

Job Opening at Zeek: iOS Developer

Summary

Zeek Interactive is looking for an iPhone/iPad developer. The candidate should be experienced, imaginative and have the ability to create robust code quickly.

This is a full-time, contract position. We are ideally looking for someone in-house, but will consider working remotely with the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Develop custom iOS applications from start to finish
  • Integrate iOS applications with custom content management systems
  • Deliver high-quality work on time
  • Collaborate with team members to implement the best use of iOS functionality

Requirements 

  • Expertise in the iOS platform
  • Must be familiar with the run-in-background features of iOS
  • Must know in-app Apple store functionality
  • Must write readable code that is aimed at being turned over to a client
  • Basic Photoshop skills
  • Strong time management stills -Ability to handle tight deadlines
  • Creative problem solving
  • Must be a team player able to work well with clients, designers and other programmers
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with Assembla
  • Familiarity with git
  • Experience with shipping apps
  • Familiarity with Agile project direction
  • Linux skills are a plus!

Candidate must be able to provide code samples.

No Agencies!

Please send resumes to jobs@zeek.com.

About Zeek Interactive

Zeek Interactive has been solving problems for clients since 1995.

And we’ve been focused on the web from day one. As the web has grown and changed, our focus has expanded to match. Zeek’s experience on hundreds and hundreds of projects, is now being brought to bear on mobile and social technologies as well.

We have proven time and time again that we can deliver results in ways few companies can match. We are technologists, but we are focused on business results first and foremost. From developing and maintaining highly trafficked websites to social networking applications to product creation, our experience makes a difference in helping you achieve your goals.

Zeek Interactive is a small and highly focused group of talented people who think big and act accordingly.

Job Opening at Zeek: WordPress/PHP Developer

Summary

Zeek Interactive is looking for PHP/MySQL coder, specifically with strong experience in WordPress development. We’re looking for an experienced, imaginative candidate who can create robust code quickly.

This is a full-time, contract position. We are ideally looking for someone in-house, but will consider working remotely with the right candidate.

Responsibilities

  • Develop WordPress themes and plugins from the ground up
  • Develop PHP/SQL code for websites and applications
  • Design and build databases
  • Deliver high-quality work on time
  • Collaborate with team members to implement the best use of PHP/MySQL

Requirements

  • Expertise in WordPress/PHP/MySQL
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, XML, and Javascript
  • Experience with git
  • Experience with SSH and CLI
  • Strong time management stills – Ability to juggle multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Creative problem solving
  • Must be a team player- able to work well with clients, designers and other programmers
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills
  • Experience with cross browser code optimization

Nice To Have

  • Familiarity with Assembla
  • Familiarity with Agile project direction

Candidate must be able to provide code samples.

No Agencies!

Please send resumes to jobs@zeek.com.

About Zeek Interactive

Zeek Interactive has been solving problems for clients since 1995.

And we’ve been focused on the web from day one. As the web has grown and changed, our focus has expanded to match. Zeek’s experience on hundreds and hundreds of projects, is now being brought to bear on mobile and social technologies as well.

We have proven time and time again that we can deliver results in ways few companies can match. We are technologists, but we are focused on business results first and foremost. From developing and maintaining highly trafficked websites to social networking applications to product creation, our experience makes a difference in helping you achieve your goals.

Zeek Interactive is a small and highly focused group of talented people who think big and act accordingly.

Shifting Focus, Changing Roles

As many of you know, I’ve been proud to know Steve Zehngut and call him a friend for more than twenty years. I’ve also been proud to work with him in partnership at RealEstateShows.com for the last 12 years and at  Zeek Interactive for last five. The friendship that has endured several decades will continue to endure, but my relationship with Zeek is officially changing.

In October of 2013, I expressed my desire to focus on RealSatisfied and ended my daily management involvement at Zeek. Today my role at Zeek is now officially moving to that of “strategic advisor.”

Thank you to everyone who has supported my time at Zeek, especially those in the OC WordPress community. I’m sure I’ll be visiting from time to time. And while I have greatly enjoyed my time as President of Zeek Interactive, I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.