The Noun Project: Developer

Posted by | October 18, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Chicago, IL


The Job
We’re looking for a full-time developer to assist in the Noun Project’s mission of creating the world’s visual language. The right candidate is a life learner with a proven background in modern frameworks such as Django, fluency in system administration, infrastructure and an understanding of external APIs. They should be both disciplined and imaginative in their work, a great communicator and a clean coder. It’s also important to calmly own and resolve unexpected problems that occur. Besides being able to self-manage, those with experience leading a small team will be at an advantage. Those with a working knowledge of front-end development and an interest in web standards will fit in well with our interdisciplinary team. Finally we value creativity, intelligence and an interest in building the platform that will empower the world’s visual language for generations to come.
The Traits:
A Developer
You’ve worked in a small development team creating well-crafted code, and balanced responsibilities with engineering tasks. You’re involved in the web community and know how to round up a team of sharp self starters.
A Team Player
You’re an experienced and dedicated developer who works well with a team. You’ve got a few years of hard work under your belt and now you’re ready to solve challenging problems and change the web. You manage problems with poise and help others to achieve great work.
The Responsibilities
  • Architecting, building and maintaining our platform
  • Assisting in the development of new features for our users
  • Working in team with the Director of User Experience and front-end developers
  • Server Administration
  • Load balancing
  • Backup
  • Security
  • Log management
  • Analytical intelligence gathering

The Perks
  • Market Salary
  • Generous benefits
  • Valuable equity
  • Ground floor of an exciting startup
  • We’re small. We all share our ideas. We all collaborate.

To apply: When you apply for this position, make sure to send your resume and a link to your personal site or portfolio. Developers without a website or web portfolio need not apply. Send an email with your resume and a link to your personal site to jobs@thenounpro

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