While we have your attention, we wanted to make sure to get out the word that we're hiring! In particular, we're looking for:
• Mobile Developers (iPhone, Android or both!)
• Rails Developers
• Visual Designer
• Frontend Developers
We are based in San Francisco, CA and are ideally looking for people to work side by side with us in our studio loft in South Park, but if you're amazing and live elsewhere, we'd still be open to talking. We offer competitive salaries, company-paid healthcare, dental and vision, stock options, plenty of paid vacation, and, of course, lots of opportunities to eat amazing food.
We'll be posting more detailed job descriptions on our Jobs page soon, but in the meantime, send WORK EXAMPLES (screenshots, links to apps you've worked on, wireframes, etc. -- explain your contribution) to email@example.com.
Mobile Developers (iPhone, Android or Both)
iPhone and Android developers who are relentless about details that will make Foodspotting the easiest and most enjoyable way to stumble upon good food wherever you go. Show us that you've built, shipped and refined dynamic apps for iPhone, Android and/or other platforms. We want to see pixel-perfect user interfaces, streamlined code, and seamless interactions between client and server. Bonus points if: You can develop for more than one platform - or aren't afraid to try - and create apps that look and feel native to each. You tackle the complexities of location-based app development head on, like managing battery life, working with large data sets, and targeting information based on context and location.
A data-loving backend developer or all-around Ruby hacker who can transform Foodspotting into the intelligent and context-aware "Pandora for Food" that we have in mind. Show us that you've built, tested, optimized and scaled Ruby (on and off rails) applications and web services that are a delight to use in every way: Fast, straightforward, elegant and powerful. Bonus points for experience working with geodata, crafting recommendations and reputation algorithms, synthesizing activity streams, implementing game mechanics, integrating with external platforms (especially Facebook), developing targeted marketing or advertising platforms.
A UX-minded visual designer who can transform mockups into "Apple-quality" interfaces that people love to use and that communicate what Foodspotting is all about. Show us that you can take visual design from high-level concept to production-ready assets and icons for any platform: Web, mobile, even print. Be able to explain the rationale behind your design decisions. We're looking for people who are more than just visual designers, and experience in any of the following would be particularly irresistible: Frontend development, crafting clever marketing campaigns, architecting interactive products and services, creating infographics or illustrations and communicating concepts through sketches.