Career Opportunities

Early stage venture spin-off of the Stupid Fun Club with support from a major strategic partner seeks the following for regular full-time, on-site positions.

We're building a forward-thinking, interdisciplinary team. Our mission is to create innovative consumer products using high production quality interactive visuals, the content density of data visualization, and the latest in web and mobile technology.

We strive for a creative environment and a sustainable work/life balance, founded on the belief that work should be an expression of passion and a path to future potential. We provide a comprehensive benefit plan. We're looking for highly skilled individuals who share these values and interests to help us realize our product ambitions.

Open Positions:

Mobile Engineer

We seek a software engineer who understands the native strengths and opportunities presented by iOS and Android tablet platforms, and who will help us build our flagship experience on those devices.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Published applications for iOS and/or Android platforms
  • Strong Objective-C skills and a working knowledge of C++
  • Strong iOS 7+ and Xcode 5+ experience, including use of Storyboards, XIBs, and Auto Layout
  • Experience writing custom, polished transitions and animations in code
  • Familiar with drawing tools such as Sketch, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop
  • Aesthetic sensibility and the ability to apply it to your work
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferential:

  • Worked with C++ on iOS or on Android via the NDK
  • Familiar with OpenGL and 3D libraries on mobile and tablet
  • Familiar with TestFlight, HockeyApp, and other distribution platforms
  • Familiar with Mixpanel, Keen IO, and other analytics tools
  • Exposure to JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or other scripting languages

Backend Software Engineer

We seek an engineer who understands low-latency services, is aware of a few right tools for each job, and likes to validate their assumptions with data.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Python or Ruby
  • Production experience with deployment into AWS or another IaaS provider
  • Familiarity building web-facing data services, backed by either SQL or NoSQL data stores
  • Working experience using in-memory data stores such as memcache, Redis, or ehcache
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferential:

  • Significant experience in design, implementation, and deployment of high performance data services, including schema design, schema migrations, load balancing, profiling, monitoring, and performance testing
  • Production experience writing Python web applications in Flask or Django
  • Exposure to C/C++, and in particular to the Python C extension API, Cython, or other tools for high-performance computing in Python
  • Practical knowledge of statistical methods, particularly for problems of recommendations, similarity, or time-based analytics
  • Ongoing interest in learning and applying new technologies

UI/UX Mobile Designer

Lead the UX vision in the product team and work with other designers and developers to optimize product value. Establish a clear visual design language for mobile platforms ranging from entry-level smartphones to tablets. Work with the team to integrate a mobile UI and UX design which unifies and enhances the web product.

Be prepared to provide context for usage and value and prioritize features accordingly. Anticipate platform-specific opportunities and challenges in order to make recommendations which advance the product. Advocate for the mobile user experience. Assume responsibility for the creation of user flows, wire frames, iconography, typography, style sheets, and content specifications to guide development effort.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong abilities with Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, or similar tools
  • Deep knowledge of modern HIGs, iOS, Android, web, and OS X interface conventions
  • Proficient at creating SVG iconography and @2x/@3x PNG assets
  • Experience specifying CSS and HTML supporting development
  • Skilled at integrating features into a unified compelling experience
  • Portfolio which demonstrates method and ability to move from conceptual to product specification
  • Exceptionally detailed with excellent oral and visual communication skills

Strongly Preferential:

  • BS in Human-Computer Interaction, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Computer Science, or similar
  • Able to create rapid interactive prototypes to demonstrate designs in action
  • Familiar with Javascript, Xcode (Storyboards, XIBs), and similar technologies
  • Experienced with incorporation of usability testing, analytics and data integration to inform design
  • Experience relating to data driven design, infographics and cartography
  • Music lover

Location: Berkeley, CA

To Apply

  • Forward resume to: stealthjobs@stupidfunclub.com
  • Send a brief introductory message with a description of what attracts you to the role and how your contribution will uniquely help the company succeed.
  • Include any links to relevant linkedin.com, personal blogs, portfolio pages

We plan to continue to grow the team over the next several months. If you don't see the perfect job description here but think you might fit in, we'd still like to hear from you. Provide us examples of your work and explain how you see yourself contributing.