You're an expert in a *real* language (cough) C++ and you've heard that mobile is hot, but you haven't made the leap because no one wants to pay you your senior engineer salary while you launguish in Objective-C and iOS newbdom as you ramp up. What they don't realize is that outstanding engineers pick up languages faster than a dryer picks up lint. We know better--that's why we're looking for you.
We don't want to wait any longer than we have to before you are building awesome stuff in iOS, so we'll send you through iOS bootcamp with classes and projects designed to ramp you up fast and develop iOS depth that takes others years of trial-and-error to attain. Along the way you'll contribute to Mosaic, a gorgeous iPhone app designed to offer the easiest, fastest, most pleasant photo book creation experience on the planet. Our next generation of Mosaic is under development and we've got a number of world-changing mobile initiatives starting up that need outstanding, experienced engineers to bring them to life. Join us and get paid to learn a hugely valuable skill and contribute to a fantastic product and a high profile showcase for your new iOS skills.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science from an oustanding program.
5+ years professional software development experience with C++ or Java.
A strong desire to learn iOS.
An insatiable passion for creating stable, high quality code. You're the one QA complains about because they can't find any bugs when you handoff a build.
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The more experience with Objective-C, desktop, iOS, or otherwise, the better.
Been around the block 20 times with C++. Made all the stupid mistakes with memory management and pointer math years ago.
A strong capability with OpenGL would be awesome.
Love. We help human beings deepen relationships with the people they care about most. Our customers use Mosaic to share the everyday moments as well as the biggest moments in their lives with their friends and families. Its easy enough to buy a generic widget and put wrapping paper around it. Its easy enough to share a photo on Facebook. But Mosaic customers are looking to give a more meaningful, thoughtful gift, they are looking to make something that is personal and will be cherished for years to come. If you're not doing something that does more to increase the love and connection between people in the world than that, you should come here and help make the world a better place.
Glory. We aren't going for something incremental here--we are making the best experience we can imagine. You'll be working hand-in-hand with smart, driven people that want to push the boundries and set the bar for UX not just within our industry but within the mobile space. We've made something remarkable and we are committed to raising the bar with each major release. Join us and use Mosaic as a platform to show off the best you can do to an audience of millions.
Money. We pay well and offer good benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401k. We had our first profitable year in 2009, revenues grew over 300% in 2011, and we've kept the company small--each person that joins has a substantial stake in our success. We are a small but treacherous part of a $25B industry that's ripe for disruption and our roadmap is a combination of low hanging fruit (with which we likely double revenues in under a year, again) plus weapons of mass disruption that will transform the industry and set us on an even steeper growth trajectory.
Founded in 2007 by a couple of engineers from UC Berkeley and based in Palo Alto, CA, Mixbook is the most frightening competitive threat in the photo printing and photo sharing space if you’re Shutterfly or Snapfish. To millions of others we’re known for offering the best photo book and photo Card creation experience available, making it possible for folks to create a truly unique and personal gift of the memories they cherish.
"You're the first ones that really grasp mobile." -- Steven Levy, Bloomberg TV
"My Mosaic book is exquisite." -- Jon Mitchell, ReadWrite
"This is one of my favorite gifts for the season." -- Lilliana Vazquez, The Today Show
Mixbook - 16 months ago