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Great People are Central

Central Station is a pretty unique place. And we’re growing, quickly. We’ve got some great accounts, some big plans and we’re looking for some passionate people to get on board. Central Station is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Product Lead


  1. Title: Product Lead
  2. Company: Central Station R&D 
  3. Experience Level: Senior
  4. Start: Immediately
  5. Compensation: To be discussed.
  6. Location: This is a permanent remote position. We prefer the candidate located in the EST timezone; ideally in Ontario, Canada. We are open to different time zones if the talent is extraordinary.

Meet Central Station R&D:

At Central Station R&D in Toronto, Canada, our team of passionate technologists specializes in Salesforce implementations, web-based applications, mobile apps, and website development. We focus on delivering simple, clear, impactful solutions for complex business challenges.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking a Product Lead with a strong technical background, specifically in Salesforce and custom web application development. This role requires previous experience in significant roles such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Project Manager, combined with deep technical and leadership skills. The ideal candidate is driven and resourceful; The candidate will lead/manage projects/products from start to finish, make strategic decisions, and ensure the delivery of high-quality solutions that align with business objectives. They will lead and nurture teams, fostering collaboration and driving them to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Must have qualifications:

Technical and Professional Expertise:

  1. 3+ Years Strong Technical Background: Deep expertise in Salesforce, custom web and mobile applications and related technologies at the enterprise level.
  2. Salesforce Certification: Current certifications maintaining up-to-date platform knowledge.
  3. Product Leadership Expertise: Experienced in leading Salesforce development and custom application projects through all lifecycle stages.
  4. Professional Experience: Established track record in roles such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, and Project Manager.
  5. STEM Education: Degree or training in Computer Science, Computer engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology, Statistics or related fields.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

  1. Interpersonal Strength: Friendly yet firm, capable of handling confrontations confidently and constructively.
  2. Communication Skills: Understand and grasp the art of communication, effectively managing stakeholder expectations and leading team collaborations.
  3. Clear and Concise Writing Skills: Exceptional documentation skills with a focus on clarity, structured precision, and professional formatting.

Cognitive and Personal Attributes:

  1. Hungry, Humble, and Smart: Strong drive, grounded attitude, and an intelligent approach to problem-solving and teamwork.
  2. Enthusiasm for Learning & Technology: Genuine passion for technology, continuous learning, and embracing innovation.
  3. Strategic Thinking: Ability to make strategic decisions and manage complex situations in alignment with long-term goals.
  4. Intellectual Acumen: Sharp analytical abilities and high cognitive skills for complex problem-solving and intelligent decision-making.

Nice to have qualifications:

  1. Entrepreneurial Experience: Experience in business management or entrepreneurship is a significant asset, showcasing strategic acumen and initiative.
  2. Development and UX Expertise: Experience as a developer and UX designer, with a strong foundation in software and interface design.
  3. Diverse Technical Skills: Proficiency with web applications, mobile development, Dev-ops, Ecommerce and WordPress.
  4. Industry Experience: Background in sectors heavily using Salesforce; previous working experience from a Salesforce consulting firm.
  5. Innovation and Improvement: Skilled in driving innovation and process enhancements.
  6. Experience working with remote teams: Experience and am comfortable working with remote teams from different cultural backgrounds and time zones.
  7. Presentation Skills: Ability to deliver clear and compelling presentations, demonstrating excellent verbal communication and engagement techniques.
  8. Industry Certifications: Additional credentials like Agile or PMP.
  9. Digital marketing knowledge: Experience with various digital marketing areas, SEO, SEM, social and content marketing is an asset.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Products/Projects Leadership:
    1. Take full ownership of products/projects from initiation to completion, ensuring alignment with strategic business objectives.
    2. Make informed strategic decisions that guide the project’s direction and resource allocation.
  2. Solution Design and Documentation:
    1. Collaborate with the Technical Lead to design the solutions, hands-on storyboarding/wireframe, hands-on or lead UX to work with UX and UI team to create the product prototype
    2. Produce clean, clear, and well-structured documentation for all project aspects.
  3. Budget and Resource Management:
    1. Control project budgets, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently.
    2. Be resourceful in hiring and onboarding necessary team members as the project demands.
  4. Client Management and Satisfaction:
    1. Maintain ongoing engagement with clients to ensure their needs are met and they are satisfied with the project outcomes.
    2. Manage client expectations and communications effectively, fostering strong relationships.
  5. Team Management and Development:
    1. Lead and mentor project teams, fostering a collaborative and productive environment.
    2. Manage and resolve team dynamics and challenges, ensuring high performance and project success.
  6. Business Development Support:
    1. Support business development efforts by contributing to proposals and strategic planning.
    2. Assist in writing detailed project proposals that clearly outline the scope, timeline, and budget.
  7. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:
    1. Serve as the primary liaison between stakeholders and the project team, maintaining clear and effective communication.
    2. Present project updates and strategic insights to stakeholders clearly and compellingly, ensuring alignment and satisfaction.

How to Apply

Please only apply if you meet the must-have qualifications and follow the application guidance below. We appreciate your interest in joining our team! Due to the high volume of applications, we'll only be able to contact those selected for interviews. Thank you for understanding.

  1. Cover Letter: Send a brief email formatted cover letter including the following:
    1. Why you are a good fit for the role (must-have qualifications)
    2. Your location and time zone.
    3. Your LinkedIn profile (must)
    4. Git URL, or any other portfolio or personal website if applicable.
  2. Resume: Attach a resume. We prefer concise resumes with a maximum of 2 pages that highlight relevant experience.
  3. Email to: stefania@centralstationrnd.com
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Junior Production Designer


We’re Central Station and we’re a different kind of agency with unique skills. For clients looking for branding, innovations, physical experiences, or digital marketing - and when it has to be best in class - we’re here for them.

We’re independently owned by four partners from different disciplines. We knew there was a better way of creating work that is Central to clients today, so we built an agency around it. We’re 45 people and growing. We have a talented team of designers, developers, strategists, art directors, writers, account managers, project managers, digital marketers, and production people.

Our client roster spans a broad range of product categories. Most are Canadian, some are North American, and a handful are Global. Some use us for B2B, some B2C and others, both. Most have been with us for 7-20 years, others we’ve targeted and acquired over the past 2-3 years. Our top clients include Hudson’s Bay, Nike, KPMG, Arterra Wines, Deciem, Christian Dior, Humber River Hospital, IKO Industries, Wajax, Dyson, and Two Bears Coffee.


Our office is located at 14 Birch Avenue, in the Summerhill area of midtown Toronto, but we’ve mostly been working from home/remotely since March 2020. Now that it’s safe to return to the office, we have implemented a Flexible Work Options Policy that give our team a desirable balance between primarily working from home with the option for collaborative time in the office.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Studio, the Junior Production Designer position serves as a key role within the production department to ensure all collateral meets client expectations, style, and brand. The Junior Production Designer is responsible for creating and maintaining master templates, colour correction, small- and large-scale rollouts by creating final press ready assets. Other technical duties may include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and preflighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging. This role also has the responsibility of archiving completed work and uploading files to various printers/fabricators.

  • Responsible for the delivery of final, press ready assets, on time, to high level of quality and contractual targets
  • Understanding of brand design and branding principles, command of layout and typography
  • Seeks knowledge beyond design principles and into advertising trends
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of job history and information
  • A demonstrated interest in approaching design problems through a well-researched approach; consults with Senior Designers, ADs and CDs
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how Central Station can support and deliver added value to the client
  • Ensures best practices in conjunction with wider Central Station operating group
  • Communicates ideas effectively and confidently as a member of the team
  • Takes accurate information from account/project managers/senior creative staff/our Clients, and formulates workflow plans, estimates production hours, and helps develop overall budgets for specific projects
  • Participate in both client and internal meetings
  • Ensure all client requests are met in a timely and service-oriented manner
  • Develops a good understanding of the client’s business and industry sector
  • Keep up to date on new software and hardware technology
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Freelance 3D/Graphic Designer


We’re Central Station and we’re a different kind of agency with unique skills. If you’re looking for branding, innovations, physical experiences or digital marketing – and it has to be best in class – we’re here. We’re independently owned by four partners from different disciplines. We knew there was a better way of creating the work that is Central to clients today, so we built an agency around it.

Our recent growth in retail design/display has us looking for a Graphic Designer with strong 3D capabilities.

A few details:

  • We have an office in the Summerhill area of downtown Toronto, but we work remotely. This position would also be remote, from anywhere in North America — but you’ll be expected to keep EST business hours.
  • This position is freelance and we’re looking to fill it (with someone great) as soon as possible.

Job description:

  • You’ll work closely with our creative team to concept, design, and build 3D mockups of retail propping (POS units, etc). Confidence with 3D Max and/or Blender is a necessity, as is experience with corrugate displays and experiential retail.
  • If this sounds like the job for you, send a resume along with a PDF showcasing 3-5 render examples of corrugate display work to jeff@centralstationto.com.

Must have qualifications:

  • Mastery of 3D Max and/or Blender
  • Confidence with the full Adobe suite
  • Experience with corrugate displays
  • Experience in experiential retail
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Lead Full-Stack Web Developer

As Lead Developer at Central Station you will work with a team of designers, SEO and PPC specialists, front-end, and back-end developers in a fast-paced ad agency environment. You’ll work on your own projects and collaboratively to produce a wide range of client solutions. You’ll build and maintain WordPress websites, design and develop custom applications, work closely with our internal team as well as external technology teams. As Lead Developer your voice will be heard and directly influence the development of projects and solutions.

Who Would Make a Good Fit

  • 10+ years of experience in full-stack web development and working with a team in a corporate environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to transform client requirements into recommendations and strong technical solutions.
  • Team leading experience, great communication skills and the ability to lead internal and client meetings.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with strong attention to detail.
  • Mastery of modern web development practices with focus on producing highly optimized and maintainable projects using best practices.
  • Well-informed of accessibility requirements to build inclusive projects.
  • A strong understanding of the web development lifecycle.
  • Knowledgeable in web application security.
  • A drive to explore opportunities, techniques, and technologies which add value to the team and products produced.

Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Knowledgeable in ground-up WordPress theme and plugin development.
  • Ability to create and manage core-PHP applications with MVC architecture.
  • Experienced with back-end technologies (core-PHP, MySQL).
  • Skilled with front-end technologies (JS, jQuery, Sass, Gulp).
  • Comfortable with version control (Git, BitBucket).
  • Experienced with the LAMP stack and server management (WHM, cPanel, phpMyAdmin).

Nice to Have Skills

  • Familiar with creating user focused wireframes (Adobe XD or Axure).
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with PHP frameworks (Laravel or Symfony).
  • Knowledge in using AWS and WPEngine.
  • Understanding of DevOps processes and Agile workflow.
  • Experience in working with RESTful API’s, particularly with SalesForce.
  • Overview understanding of graphic design principles, SEO best practices outside of code, and basic marketing principles such as conversion funnels.
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Freelance Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Production Designers and Copywriters

All the fun and only some of the commitment! Send along a CV and portfolio if you’re interested in freelancing with us. They’ll be reviewed by the higher-ups, as well as by our Senior Copywriter because, well, she’s pretty territorial. We look forward to hearing from you.

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