Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Looking for UI Designer, Mobile Developer

We're looking for a UI Designer and a Mobile Client / iPhone Developer to come work with us for the next 2-4 months as contractors. Job descriptions are below. We're working on a product in the email space, and want to add more thrust so we can launch sooner.

Interesting. Job Descriptions?

  1. UI / Interaction / Web Designer: You can help us get to a Gmail level of UI perfection. You should produce beautiful, usable, and information-rich interfaces that load quickly. You can go full-circle from wireframes to mockups to PNGs and JavaScript/Python code.

  2. Mobile Client Developer: Our main product is a web app, but we're planning to build a mobile version of it, specifically for iPhones. You should have experience developing in Objective-C with the iPhone SDK. Ideally, you'd also know about developing for Blackberry, Android, and Windows Mobile.
You should also be pretty self-directed, and know how to deliver production quality code and pixels. We can't bring in people who need long ramp-up times.

What should I expect?

  1. Experience working at an early stage startup. It's an interesting, exhausting, but also fulfilling experience. We're essentially following the YCombinator model, and still working in my apartment. There are no hierarchies or red tape.

  2. Work with great people. You'll like working with us. We're smart and determined and fun.

  3. Equity. We won't pay you a lot, but it'll be enough to cover living expenses. More importantly, we'll give you a significant chunk of stock. We want you to benefit long-term from making a large contribution at an early stage.

What are you guys working on?

We're haven't shown what we're building to the public yet. If you're interested in email, you'll like our product. We'll be happy to show you what we're doing.

What technologies do you guys work with?

Our main product is a web app in JavaScript, Python, and Django. Our iPhone app, obviously, would have to be Objective-C. It's best if you come with a knowledge of these.

Where are you located?

Foster City, CA: Not a hip place, but certainly one where we can focus on work. It's easy to reach from the Peninsula, the South Bay, the East Bay, and San Francisco.

What if I don't live in the SF Bay Area?

We expect you to spend a significant chunk of time physically with us. You can crash at our place or we'll find something nearby.

I'm interested; What should I do?

Excellent! Send me your resume. My email address can be found here.

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