Web Developer II
To apply for this position, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wetpaint is a next-generation media platform company that uses its proprietary state-of-the-art technologies and expertise in social media to build and monetize audiences. You will become part of a next-generation media and technology startup with a culture of continuous revolution. In 18 months, we built a media property with over 12 million unique visitors, we’ve become the number one social publisher in the world, and we’ve accumulated over 2 million engaged Facebook fans. Wetpaint is listed as a top five Startup in Seattle.
As a member of our small, agile technical team, you will have ample opportunity to innovate and shape Wetpaint’s product. Shoot us your resume / LinkedIn profile and a link to your portfolio. We’d love to hear from you!
What your typical day may look like…
- Come in around 9:30 for the daily standup. Find out that one of the other devs has a code review ready and needs someone to take a look. You volunteer to help them.
- By 10:30, you’re done with the code review — you sent them the feedback through Github.
- At 10:35, you look through your work items for the sprint and begin working on the next one — an A/B test for a widget that will help publishers convert visitors to their site into fans. You whip up a quick prototype, and around 11:30, you have something to show your designer.
- You call over the designer and improve the look and feel of the widget together.
- At 12:30, a few of your colleagues are heading out to grab a sandwich nearby and you join them.
- You’re back from lunch and continuing to plug away at the widget; a good chunk of work is done at 4, so you send it out for code review and push it to the staging environment.
- Around 4, you look at Google Analytics and Facebook Insights stats for the component you released a few days ago; you see an unexpected trend — the conversion rate is far higher than you anticipated. You grab a couple screenshots and send a note to the team, encouraging everyone to consider investing into this feature area heavily for the sprint that starts next week.
- Around 6, the crew is wrapping up; several folks are beginning a Starcraft match. You use your nerf gun to communicate that their loud screams aren’t helping you write JS tests. A few minutes later, you give in to the temptation and join them.
What you’ll do…
- Evolve the front-end to work better on mobile platforms
- Work with nice, smart people on a young and evolving system
- Solve hard problems
Skills and Experience
- A sensitivity and interest in the user’s experience on our sites
- Fundamental server-side development skills. We use Ruby on Rails; if you’ve used Python, PHP, ASP.NET, or Java, you’ll be able to come up to speed quickly.
- Relational database fundamentals, including modelling and SQL.
- Follow-through and attention to detail.
- Creativity and desire to innovate and push the boundaries, entrepreneurial spirit.