Job Posting: PHP / Flash Actionscript programmer

This position has been filled. Thank you to all that applied.

We’re expanding and in search of a full-time PHP / Flash Actionscript programmer who can use their technical expertise and experience to deliver solutions to our customers.

Employer: Mirada Media Inc. (http://www.miradamedia.com)
Location: Anjou, Quebec
Position: PHP / Flash Actionscript programmer
Type of Employment: Full Time – Permanent
Work Experience: 1 to 3 Years
Education Level: College Diploma or Equivalent

Your current technical skills and abilities will include:

• In-depth knowledge of PHP / MySQL / Javascript / XHTML / CSS and Adobe Flash AS2/3.

Experience in any of the following is a major asset:

* Python
* Bash shell scripts
* Subversion
* Git
* X Window programming
* Debian package management
* Linux system administration

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and test web-based user interfaces
• Write, debug, and optimize SQL queries
• Work with users to resolve system bugs
• Integrate designer’s artwork into SWF templates
• Communicate effectively within the organization
• Ability to produce and present work confidently and effectively
• A clear understanding of customer-centered design and user experience
• Offer technical expertise and direction into proposals and presentations

If you can think on your feet and contribute to the growth of this successful company contact us now.

At times this will be a client facing role, so you will also possess the following.

• The ability to take a client brief.
• Be able to communicate with your Project Manager and client with ease.
• Great project and personal time management skills.

This position offers a competitive salary.

All interested candidates must provide a portfolio or equivalent examples of their previous work. To assist in our selection of candidates, this is preferred as either an “electronic” portfolio or links to projects you have worked on.

To apply, email roberto AT miradamedia DOT com with the following subject line: Mirada Media – Job Application, including in the email your resume, applicable portfolio/samples of work and other pertinent information you feel is necessary.

You may be asked to complete a pre-interview questionnaire to better allow us to familiarize ourselves with your qualifications.

This position is open for applicants until September 17th, 2010.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Serving Dynamic Ads

The video below by Michael Coleman from Adobe MAX 2008 entitled “The Motion Graphics Dream Team: After Effects & Flash CS4” may be a little technical and is probably geared more towards web and mobile but its concept of dynamically serving ads is one of the cornerstones of digital signage and why the media is increasing in popularity. Its also interesting to see how Adobe’s software suite has advanced and how the different components are so closely interconnected. Anyway, the video will give a better explanation than I can.

Flash Code: Tweener

Adobe Flash LogoAs you all already know, Adobe’s Flash platform can be a pretty useful technology for the digital signage world. Light-weight “movies”…check. Ability to integrate dynamic data…check. Ability to create interactive experiences…check. Large and easy to find pool of talent to design/program it…check. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its drawbacks (e.g. its inefficient and CPU-heavy, especially at today’s higher resolutions) but the list of benefits is long.

For those that animate with Actionscript (the proprietary Flash programming language) instead of the timeline, our programmers found a useful class package that make animating “tweens” a breeze. The Tweener code pack’s main goals are simplicity, flexibility and modularity. The syntax allows you to tween any numeric property of any object of any class, not just specific properties of Flash’s built-in Classes. Ever want to animate a blur or glow filter? Tweener makes filter properties as easy to tween as the x-position or width of a movie clip.

Happy coding!