Full Time / Oakland, CA
Sparkart is a digital agency with HQ in Oakland, California and a presence in New York. Since 1999 we’ve steadily grown to become a leader in the world of music and sports. The current client roster includes America’s Cup, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Lil Wayne, Microsoft, The Killers, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Ultra Music. Recently we were instrumental in getting Redbox into the ticketing business.
Our Storyteller platform enables our agency and others to build highly integrated websites that leverage APIs for all of their content and functionality. Together, our sites serve millions of unique visitors each month and help process some serious revenue for our clients. Wherever we can’t find a viable service for a project, we adapt technologies or build something of our own.
We’re looking for developers to join our amazing team of entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, and strategists all working together to seize the opportunities presented to us.
Don some headphones in our Oakland office and start the morning with Blue Bottle coffee roasted blocks away. Or develop your technique for rolling out of bed and working from home. Find new things to do on a Trello board and check in with the team in Campfire.
Contribute to and maintain internal libraries and frameworks that capture our greatest hits and help us iteratively build better and faster. Help others do the same by pitching in on open source projects we love and start some of our own.
Give and receive code reviews, usually through GitHub pull requests. Get rewarded for your efforts with emoji.
Optimize a site’s performance by 50% because you can and want to.
Work with a data analyst to setup experiments. Run A/B tests, do funnel/data analysis with Mixpanel, or even chat with users and get to the bottom of what really drives conversion.
Investigate issues and help save our users from ourselves.
Have experience with platforms such as Shopify, WordPress, and IP.Board.
Have experience implementing analytics using services such as Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and KISSmetrics.
Know all too well the joys and pains of working with common APIs such as those from Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Tumblr, Twitter, and SoundCloud.
Have or would love to build web services of your own.
Wouldn’t write with anything other than Markdown.
Regularly star new GitHub repos and keep an eye on RubyGems and npm.
Are ready to tell your friends awesome stories like that night where you went backstage at The Killers show and met Steve Wozniak.
Please include a resume/LinkedIn profile, GitHub profile, and a bit about yourself. We hope to see some open source contributions. References from developers you’ve previously managed/worked with would also be great to see.