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Career opportunities at ACK

ACK is always looking for talented individuals who understand the value of customer service regardless of their position in a retail environment and who have a general passion for the great outdoors

Job Title: PHP/JavaScript Developer
Number Available: 1
Job Description

Award winning continues to grow and we are looking for a PHP/JavaScript Developer to join our tribe. We are a small and nimble company, everyone does everything and we don't have lots of meetings to pontificate on the next best thing.

You will help maintain, build, architect, rebuild, implement a world-class ecommerce site for a fast-growing, leading Outdoor Retailer as well as our warehouse management/optimization system. This isn't for the faint of heart, you must love cutting edge technology, be able to adapt fast and geek out on the latest blogs and newest tricks for the web.

You will be actively participating in project planning. You'll be expected to write clean, readable, well-organized and documented code that meets the provided requirements and rapidly solve problems.

Projects will include website development, integration with NetSuite, integration with Demandware (SalesForce Commerce Cloud), Warehouse/Order Management software and many others, all custom in-house grown and supported so you get to build and not just implement someone else's code.

Why choose us

  • Casual, fast-paced environment
  • Technology-driven approach
  • Great growth opportunity

Your Role

  • Extend our current Websites with new functionality
  • Integrate with NetSuite
  • Integrate with Demandware (SalesForce Commerce Cloud)
  • Extend our current Warehouse/Order Management System
  • Stay up on the ever changing technology and help plan for the next big thing

Key Skills

  • 2-4 years of LAMP Stack Experience
  • PHP5/7 with MVC framework understanding and experience (Preferably Laravel)
  • Excellent CSS3, HTML5, & jQuery skills
  • Familiar with subversion/source control specifically Git
  • Strong understanding of OO design principles and patterns
  • Good understanding and effective application of Linux command-line

Not required but great additional skills:

  • NetSuite
  • Demandware (SalesForce Commerce Cloud)
  • RackSpace Cloud API
  • AWS
  • Unix/Linux Administration
  • Database Administration

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • 4 year college degree in Computer Science
  • Master's Degree is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple projects/assignments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective project management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Love for the outdoors is a plus

This is a full-time position, we do not wish to hear from recruiters.

Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits (including: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation) as well as discounted products and services.

As mentioned above, we are seeking over-achievers that want to stand out in the crowd, heads down coding is fine but those that take on projects as their own and complete them with pride will advance fastest and be rewarded most.

Job Title: Customer Service Specialist
Number Available: 1
Job Description

In order to work with our customer service team at, you MUST have a great sense of humor and a desire to work in a team environment to get the job done with an extreme sense of urgency. Our agents have a great time in a very fast-paced environment. This position is a full-time opportunity for someone who has a passion for the products we sell.

The daily life for a customer support specialist includes working with customers via phone calls, online chats, and emails. You will help answer customer questions about their orders and products, as well as offer product recommendations to fit their needs.

Required Skills:

  • A passion for the outdoors, fishing, and/or kayaking
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Extremely strong organizational abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow set processes
  • Consistently meet strict deadlines

Ideal Candidates will meet most or all of the following requirements:

  • Flexible to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST including some weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; College degree preferred
  • 2 yrs. experience in a customer service or a similar position
  • Pass a background check

Why You'll Want to Work Here:

  • Competitive pay, paid time off, great benefits (medical, dental, vision), Go Play Days
  • Access to a gear closet full of products that you can use
  • An amazing company culture full of great people to work with

This is a full-time position, we do not wish to hear from recruiters.

Austin Canoe and Kayak offers full range of benefits (including: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation) as well as discounted products and services.

As mentioned above, we are seeking those comfortable working in fast-paced environments, has a great sense of what it means to deliver an exceptional experience, and has a passion for the outdoors.

Job Title: Austin Store Keyholder
Number Available: 1
Job Description
Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is seeking a Key Holder to assist with day-to-day activities in our Austin, TX store. If you have a passion for the outdoors, and enjoy working in a high energy retail environment this could be the perfect job for you!

This position REQUIRES a person that enjoys people and selling outdoor products in a low-pressure sales environment. Daily tasks include being the manager-on-duty, assisting customers in store and over the phone, as well as picking/packing/shipping Internet orders as needed, maintaining inventory, and general store upkeep. Learning and performing kayak repair and installs is another requirement of the position.

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

-Must be able to work weekends.

-Great leadership skills

-Attention to detail

-Customer service skills

-Ability to effectively multi-task

-Love of the outdoors

-1-2 years of Retail experience

-Canoe or kayaking experience required

-Fishing experience preferred but not required

-Excellent organizational skills

-Ability to work with hand tools

If interested in the position, please reply with your resume AND a brief description outlining why you would be a great candidate for this position highlighting your outdoor experience. Applications without this information will be ignored.

You can also stop by our location with your resume and fill out an application weekdays 10 AM - 6 PM and weekends 10 AM - 5 PM.

9705 Burnet Road

Austin, TX 78758

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Retail: 1 year
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