We are a distributed design/build/operate agency with broad and deep experience: frog design, innovative iPad apps pre-loaded in the Apple retail store, stealth mode health care startups, numerous scaled web applications, and so on. We have a strong operational focus with an eye towards organizational efficiency.
In phase one, we worked closely with the client to bring their original vision to life, creating a stunning, HTML5/CSS3/«old link» based, iPad-centric application. The back end is powered by fully buzzword compliant technology («old link», AWS, etc.) and we've spent a lot of time creating a state-of-the-art (whatever "art" is in back-end engineering), highly fault tolerant, superawesome auto-scaling system. It slices bread too.
You'll be coming up to speed on what we've done to date, shaking your head at our awesomeness, but not averting your eyes when you unconver the inevitable wart or two (or twenty). We need someone who will be able to dive into the code, understand how past deities constructed our little universe, then move the project into the next phase, helping other developers along in the journey.
As developers ourselves, we're committed to doing the job right, which means providing great tools and development infrastructure and giving you all the rope you need to do you job without checking in every ten minutes (i.e. lots of rope, but not enough to hang yourself). We're fans of QA and automated testing; these are baked into the project from the get-go.
This is what we would like to see from you: something freaking amazing. This is not a normal web experience, so please bring something interesting to the table we can talk to you about. Mobile experience would be great, but not required. But great, nonetheless.
The obligatory bulleted list:
Demonstrated experience in making people go 'wow'.
Daily sit-downs, possible travel to San Francisco/NYC area(s) on our dime.