GUI Craftsman

Location: Seattle, WA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About You

You have a passion for developing applications that seduce the user. You take complex problems and know how to transform them into revolutionary and visually beautiful experiences that appear obvious and simple.  You know customers have high expectations and your applications must live up to those expectations. You get that reliability, responsiveness and security is how to build and keep the customer’s trust.  You have immaculate attention to detail. You excel when working in small, dynamic, and fast-paced teams. Your self-driven attitude helps you thrive in unstructured environments. You are accomplished at what you do, and long for the chance to work on a mix of bold innovations that will push boundaries and change the way millions of people interact with technology. To sum you up: you possess an unparalleled enthusiasm for users and love to produce beautiful experiences for them, in short you want to seduce them.. You are one of us.

About Us

We are a diverse group of entrepreneurially-minded engineers working on raising the bar for modern productivity and collaboration. The Innovation Studio we've built affords us the flexibility and excitement of an early-stage startup environment without the funding challenges or all-or-nothing risk that comes from a singular product focus. We’re a smart, social, and passionate team, looking for other fearless adventurers to join us on our journey.

Responsibilities

  • Develop seductive and visually beautiful GUI applications for Windows and Mac
  • Work with design team to create revolutionary experiences
  • Instrument applications to improve responsiveness and understand usage behaviors
  • Help conduct usability tests
  • Rapidly iterate new application capabilities based on results of performance and usability testing

Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience developing responsive and interactive Windows, Mac and WebApp GUI applications
  • Experience in developing extensions, toolbars and plugins for IE, Chrome, FireFox or Safari
  • Iteratively prototyping design concepts and translating them into products
  • Proficient in at least two of the following: C#, C++, Ruby, Python, Javascript
  • Collaborate with design team to refine product experience
  • Understand user centered design and possess user empathy
  • Test-driven development process
  • Experience with distributed version control like Git, Bazaar, Mercurial
  • Familiar with agile software development processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing graphical and charting applications
  • Experience with mobile application development
  • Experience with cross platform GUI toolkit, e.g. QT
  • Experience preparing desktop application deployment packages
  • Significant contributor to open source software
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