Monday, February 16, 2009

Job Opening: Graphic Artist, Media Manager, Network Administrators, Product Development Associates / Managers, Research & Development Engineers

With services live over 30 international network operators in more than ten countries, the future is certainly looking bright out at Chikka Country.

Today, mobile subscribers around the world enjoy one or more services designed and powered by Chikka, for truly mobile IM and email easily accessed and managed via SMS, for mobile payment systems utilizing call credits, for Free-Reply SMS that aids prepaid subscribers in need of “top-up,” for mobile-enabled auctions and matchmaking, and for the most relevant, informative and entertaining text, voice and visual content gathered from all across the world.

Chikka headquarters in Manila is now a global hub for excellent mobile applications development. Its growth is propelled by significant investments in technology, research and software development.

As Chikka continues to roll out a prolific line of innovative mobile messaging-based solutions, they are in need of the following:

1. Corporate Communications Associate – Graphic Artist
  • Fresh graduates encouraged to apply
  • Experience doing both graphic and web design.
  • Technical Skills:
    - CSS
    - HTML
    - Web Design
    - Graphic Design
    - Photoshop
  • Design marketing collaterals, layouts, presentations and website
  • Development of external and internal communication materials
  • Assist the Corporate Communications Manager and Director on PR and cross branding opportunities.
  • Focus on the creative development of materials.
2. Media Manager/Head
  • 3-5 years experience in business development and sales specifically advertising, marketing services and media
  • telecommunications background (mobile advertising, consumer applications and VAS)
  • strong business network in the advertising and media industry
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken English.
  • Technical Skills:
    - digital media knowledge – technologies and trends in the industry
    - project management experience (business side)
  • Do business and product planning
  • Develop strategic and tactical initiatives with proven ability to meet revenue targets
  • Do business proposals and reports
  • Lead digital media business
  • Deal with people from all levels and types of business.
3. Network Administrators
  • At least a college graduate
  • a working knowledge of network architecture
  • 3-5 years working experience, at least 2 of which as a systems administrator
  • Technical Skills:
    - Must have experience handling different Unix platforms (Linux, Solaris)
    - Background in systems administration
    - Technical working knowledge and experience in hardware and operating systems
    - ORACLE background
    - configure, troubleshoot and develop script
    - Preference to those with experience in database design and LINUX server solutions (TOMCAT, MYSQL, APACHE and Java)
  • Maintains, manages and controls the existing network operations infrastructure of the company
  • System administration – server set up, installation, restore and recovery.
  • Handles network surveillance and ensures the availability of all network services of the company.
  • Making scripts and programs for network operation center applications.
  • Supports servers, network and desktop hardware, software and applications to make sure they’re up and running 24/7.
  • Network access control
4. Product Development Associates/Managers
  • At least a College graduate
  • Marketing or business management background
  • Tech-savvy
  • Excellent presentation, speaking and written skills
  • preferably with experience working in mobile VAS development
  • Technical Skills:
    - A working knowledge of mobile VAS
  • Overall management of product cycle: product conceptualization and design, carrier relations, technical product development, maintenance and evaluation
  • Create business cases and presentations
  • Spearheads research and development, marketing, advertising, sales, customer support, technical and design for services of the company.
  • Works with the client on creating new services and establishing partnerships with key clients.
  • Managing the roll-out of projects
  • Do both front-end and back end product development working with clients and working with R&D Engineers regarding development of applications, deployment and maintenance
  • Do business development and research trends to indicate need for new products or applications.
5. Research and Development Engineers
  • At least a college graduate
  • Analysis and design of an mobile or web application
  • programming expertise
  • at least 1-2 years experience working in systems application development
  • Technical Skills:
    - Must be well-versed in any of the following technologies:
    o Javascript/AJAX
    o PHP
    o C/C++
    o Java/J2SE
    o XML, XSLT, CSS
    - Systems and analysis design
  • Assigned to develop web/sms applications, research.
  • Analysis and design of a particular application being developed encompassing development, modification and translation of user requirements.
  • Understand messaging systems for local and foreign carriers
  • Ensuring the security of all application systems – files, dev’t and support processes.
  • Documents detailed systems, design specification, modification requirements – tests and verifies programs being developed.
Chikka offers competitive compensation and benefits, on top of a corporate culture and environment that inspires creativity.

Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Send your resume to

Chikka Asia, Inc.
3104-B, East Tektite Towers,
Philippine Stock Exchange Center
Exchange Road, Ortigas
Pasig City, Philippines
tel: +632.631.6166
fax: +632.631.7217

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