Who we are

We are a small, multi-disciplinary team of designers and coders who strive for absolute quality. If you’d like to work with us, or for us, get in touch!

Our Principles

At Baytek, we have four guiding principles that we stand by. By following these principles, no matter the project, we can fulfill our clients’ objectives and stand by the finished product.

Always
Collaborate

We believe the only way to achieve a successful project is through collaboration. This doesn’t just mean internally as a team, but also with our clients. Our clients know their industry and audience better than we do, so we facilitate their knowledge through every step of our process.

Inspire &
Be Inspired

As a team of creatives, we are driven to inspire our clients with our work and methods. We are always excited about the work we do, and it shows in the finished product. Within the team, we also strive to inspire each other and to push our creative limits.

Details
Matter

At Baytek we require everyone to have an eye for detail – because the details matter. Whether that is in branding, where every logo design has complex ideas behind it, or in web design, where every pixel lines up with the next. If you work with us, you’ll soon realize our penchant for detail.

Embrace Change

We realize that the industry we are in is constantly changing and so we are always looking ahead. But rather than fear it, we embrace it. That means we are always on the cusp of the latest technologies, whether that be in design or development. We like to think of ourselves as flexible and progressive in our nature. It’s in our DNA as a company.

Our Team

Baytek is an established team of highly qualified individuals who have been branding, designing and building websites since 1996. We are a service-oriented company with a penchant for quality and detail, and we have designed and developed websites and branding for hundreds of clients in many industries including Associations, Governments, and Private Corporations.

Sébastien Belley

Sébastien Belley

Executive Director

Sébastien (or Seb), has been with Baytek for his entire career of 16 years. He has seen the web evolve to what it is today and has been involved in hundreds of projects along the way. He oversees all of Baytek’s projects and clients, and is always your point-of-contact throughout the project life-cycle and beyond. On his downtime, Seb enjoys golf and other outdoor activities.

Favourite Show: Game Of Thrones

Jim Hopkins

Jim Hopkins

Creative Director

Jim is an internationally experienced creative director with more than 11 years experience of branding and design, leading a vast array of creative projects resulting in high-end, beautiful looking designs. Also the bassist in Ottawa’s electro indie rock band FEVERS, Jim is a true creative that will transform your ideas, as vague or precise as they may be, into stunning visual representations.

Favourite Show: Fargo

Chad Sehn

Chad Sehn

Technical Director

Chad has been programming since the internet became popular and has played a leading role on numerous development projects in sectors ranging from entertainment, government, ngo, technology, health, finance and almost everything in between. Being an avid Crossfitter and self proclaimed foodie, the struggle is real…but welcomed?

Favourite Show: The Wire

Yvon Viger

Yvon Viger

Major Programmer

Yvon has been programming on linux as a hobby since circa 2000. The passionate hobby became a career that he has been pursuing ever since, with now over 5 years at Baytek. His hobbies have now evolved to electronics, 3D printing and engineering.

Cool things: Winter, Hockey, Skiing, Snow, Programming, Electronics, 3D printing, Computers and Video Games

Elina Goldin

Elina Goldin

Front End Developer

Elina had a unique path to coding – from painting to design and then to development. When she’s not building sleek interfaces, you can find her staying up to date on the latest development trends. Also a great communicator, you may be lucky enough to meet her during your CMS training session! In her spare time, she loves to boulder, explore the outdoors, and travel.

Favourite Show: The Americans

Peter Kniewasser

Peter Kniewasser

Chief Financial Officer

Peter is a professional accountant with over 40 years experience, so, yes, he’s a bit older than the rest of the team in chronological years. Peter was fascinated with the business Baytek was in and came in 2007 to “help out” and now he is still here responsible for our finances while working in his semi-retirement. He says it’s the perfect arrangement! So on many afternoons, Peter enjoys XC skiing in the cold and biking in the warm.

Favourite Show: Happy Valley

Pia Rhodes

Pia Rhodes

Customer Service Representative

Pia has over 20 years of experience providing customer support. She is a good listener and strives to make sure the customer is completely satisfied. She will help make your experience at Baytek an enjoyable and successful one! Pia is a mother of three who juggles work and home life with great pride, all the while enjoying traveling and cooking.

Favourite Show: Top Chef

Careers

We are a small, fun, project-driven agency. We make an emphasis on quality over quantity when we choose our projects, and the same could be said for our employees. Our projects run the creative gamut of branding all the way to back-end development, and we like it that way. Be prepared to wear a few hats.

Work Environment

Our office is located on the top floor of the City Centre building in Ottawa, offering fantastic views of the river and the downtown skyline. Natural light, a collaborative environment and a central location are just some of the perks.

Benefits Package

Employee health and wellness is a priority at Baytek and is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Transportation

Being centrally located and close to public transport, we encourage employees to take advantage of that with a free bus pass. We’re fully accessible by foot, bike, bus, train and rickshaw. Parking passes can also be arranged.

Flexible Work Hours

We realize that not everyone likes to work 9 to 5. While there are certainly limits (we don’t do graveyard shifts unless there’s a deadline!), we can accommodate most schedules.

Technology

Each employee is given a new iMac with the latest design and coding tools. We also encourage open discussions on best practices and technologies.

Social Outings

We’re not a shy bunch here at Baytek, so we love to get together outside of the office. We often organize activities such as zip-lining, golf, BBQs and pub outings.

Current Opportunities

Front End Developer

As a front end developer, you will be expected to wear multiple hats and have your hand in a few projects at a time, all the while pushing the boundaries of design and executing the latest development techniques. We like to be at the cusp of innovation and creativity.

At Baytek, we value eye for detail. It’s what sets us apart and we don’t accept anything less. At the same time, we are a fun, friendly team with collaboration being a large part of what we do – internally and externally. You will be expected to be comfortable at working as part of a team, but also happy to be left to your own devices to complete your work.

You will be expected to have experience in both design and development fields – and a passion for creating high end, beautiful looking products. We are designers, developers, marketers and leaders – if you want to have a big impact at a small team, read on.

You’ll need to have:
  • A portfolio of exceptional web layouts and designs
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Passion for design and how it impacts society
  • Constant drive for perfection
  • Experience with WordPress theming
  • Experience with responsive design
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP
  • Experience with CSS animations/transitions
It’d be great if you have experience with:
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign
  • Experience with wireframing tools and UX design
  • Experience working in an agency environment
  • Experience with mobile development
  • Experience with building WordPress plugins
  • Experience with Drupal theming and/or building plugins
  • Experience with GIT or other source control systems
Back End Developer

As a back end developer, you will be expected to wear multiple hats and have your hand in a few projects at a time, all the while pushing the boundaries of development and executing the latest development techniques. We like to be at the cusp of innovation and creativity.

At Baytek, we value eye for detail. It’s what sets us apart and we don’t accept anything less. At the same time, we are a fun, friendly team with collaboration being a large part of what we do – internally and externally. You will be expected to be comfortable at working as part of a team, but also happy to be left to your own devices to complete your work.

You will be expected to have experience in certain development fields – and a passion for creating high end, beautiful looking products. We are designers, developers, marketers and leaders – if you want to have a big impact at a small team, read on.

You’ll need to have:
  • 2+ years of experience writing your own custom WordPress plugins
  • Strong knowledge of the WordPress APIs
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming and common design patterns
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and database design
  • Experience with GIT or other source control systems
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent education and experience
It’d be great if you have experience with:
  • Experience with Laravel framework
  • Experience writing technical specifications
  • Experience with Google Maps API
  • Experience with developing social media applications or integrating their APIs (ex. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc)
  • Experience with other modern web frameworks and technologies (ex. Node.js, Backbone, Angular, Redis, etc.)

We are always on the look out for new talent – if you think you fit our aesthetic, please send your resume and portfolio to careers@baytek.ca.

We’d like to get to know you!

Come over to our office for a coffee and a chat about your project. We have a fantastic view of the Ottawa skyline, so there’s that too!

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