Hi friend! We’re super excited that you’re taking the steps toward your next big adventure. If this is the first time we’ve met then nice to meet you! And if you’ve been admiring us from afar, then we’re flattered. Either way we’re glad you’re here.
ZURB is about people and we want the best for our team, our customers, and our friends. Our mission is about helping people create connected products and services, we’re making that happen! You’ll want to work with us because you want to make a difference and solve problems that seem impossible or are unknown. The skills you have are important because we elevate each other. We’re looking for individuals who push themselves and inspire those around them. It’s amazing to have that kind of peer support. Being a ZURBian doesn’t mean you are just an engineer, just a designer or just a marketer. Everyone at ZURB gets to influence outcomes — that’s what being “T-shaped” is all about!
Let’s get to know each other a little better
We’re not going to sugar coat it. At ZURB we move fast and sometimes that can come off as intimidating. ZURBians are determined and are always learning, whether from a failure or a new skill. We don’t “just do work.” The work that we do matters to the people we help. In all cases their success depends on our collaborations. We change lives. Plus, creating impactful experiences for users feels pretty awesome too. We get pumped when we learn new techniques, trends and when everyone is set to beast mode amazing things start to happen! Plus, we love giving high-fives!
And we keep it real. ZURBians aren’t born this way — we’re a learning company. Learning isn’t easy and anything worth doing shouldn’t be. We will make mistakes, drop the ball and fail. But that’s how we learn, being “safe” with our thinking is risky. Sometimes we’ll need to put the time into trying a bunch of things that don’t work because we don’t have the knowledge. We’re exploring new worlds.
Becoming a ZURBian
Light speed is so 1987. At ZURB we move at Ludicrous Speed.
We don’t believe in an eight-week interview processes, even when it comes to how we meet you. We’ll have a conversation first and get to know each other better. If you’re the right person we won’t keep you waiting.
We want you to have the chops and want you to be a member of our team. You’ll make decisions with us and help us influence the world — not just anyone can do that.
We haven’t scared you off yet? Awesome! Still as excited as we are about ZURB and want to join our team for world domination? (If you answered YES then *insert internet high five here*) You’re one click away from becoming our next ZURBian.
While we’d love if you picked us up some coffee (Philz preferably), we don’t feel those types of mindless tasks will help either of us accomplish our goals. So unlike most companies, we’ll put you directly into the fray, designing and coding up real pages, tools and products that will be seen by thousands of people. But don’t let that that scare you, our entire team will be there to help guide you, offer insights, and get you over any bumps in the road. The result will be something you can be proud of that demonstrates your awesomeness and you’ll be able to use to open up new doors of opportunity. Think you have what it takes? See what opportunities we have open:
You're inquisitive, curious, and love technology. We're a small team of driven product designers who believe in rapid prototyping, multi-device design and teaching people how to design. We've been around since 1998, creating world-class products that hundreds of millions of people actually use. We believe Design, with a capital "D", can change the world, and we ensure it does. We need your help to build better products that solve problems and meet our customers needs.
Who we are
We're a small team team of driven product designers who believe in rapid prototyping, multi-device design and teaching people how to design. We've been around since 1998, creating world-class products that hundreds of millions of people actually use. We believe Design, with a capital "D", can change the world, and we ensure it does. We need your help to build better products that solve problems and meet our customers needs.
This position is for an experienced Ruby on Rails software engineer that also has a strong understanding of DevOps. Your primary focus will be the deployment and scalability of our Helio product. Your work will directly impact impact the ZURB team, our clients and customers. We're highly collaborative and work really fast.
Here's what you can expect to work on:
New feature development
Improving and implementing new best practices around deployment, scaling, and systems reliability
New feature development
Caching and optimization to increase performance and reliability
Develop APIs and internal tools to expose and analyze data in the system
Every new engineer ships code to production on day one
What you bring to the table
Experience: 3+ years of software development experience
2+ years experience in Ruby or Python or similar
1+ years working with distributed, highly available systems
1+ years operating Linux on AWS
1+ years orchestrating systems through code
Experience with orchestration (such as kubernetes) and container technology
Familiarity with PostgreSQL, Redis or similar relational/document stores
Other skills we're looking for
Natural sense of curiosity
Very strong writing skills and strong vocabulary
Passion for understanding problems quickly
Some understanding of security best practices, OWASP10
A problem solver with a passion for well-implemented solutions
Ability to mentor other team members and work directly with the team to deliver solid software solutions
We would love for you to show evidence of your work - preferably open-source contributions on Github, or elsewhere on the web
A little more about us
ZURB is a close-knit product design team based in Campbell, CA. We've been around since 1998, have helped more than 250 startups design some kick-ass online products and created many of our own products. Our customers range from large, well-known companies (Netflix, eBay, Samsung, Mozilla, Foundation Medicine, and MobileIron) to start-ups such as (Docker & TalentSky). They all came to us because of our reputation for delivering killer ideas that work.
Are you ready to make the web a better place? If the answer is YAS, send Shawna the following info.
Welcome Lieutenant, we’re super excited you’re ready to take the next step in your career! We’re looking for someone to join us in building the next generation of designers!
We believe that leaders are principled. As industry leaders, we have a responsibility to the world to create products with integrity. We have the power to change industries and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.
We are craft based. We can design in the medium, we sketch, we code, we wireframe and create experiences with stories we craft. We’re makers and creators. Our leaders can do the work and lead us to exceptionalism.
We know the value of the work. We do not settle, good isn’t good enough. We strive for creating amazing experiences with our clients and their users. Pushing through the hard stuff is where the good ideas exist.
If you share these beliefs, then we’d like to talk with you about leveling up your career. We want you to influence design and mentor our designers and customers through difficult design problems.
We're a close-knit team of driven product designers, engineers and advocates who believe in rapid prototyping, advocacy and experience design. We've been around since 1998, creating world-class products that over a billion people have used. We’ve earned the opportunity to work with the most progressive technology companies in the world and we need your help to build better products and services that solve problems and influence these companies.
Your typical day at ZURB will involve working closely with designers and advocates on client projects, teaching Progressive Design and how to move projects through it. We have a variety of projects that we specialize in and how we create magic. You’ll work on amazing innovation projects, with companies like Mozilla or Netflix, to drive the next phase of growth in the company. You’ll define the product feature direction for internet companies like McAfee, Firefox, Facebook or Samsung, driving change across the organization. You’ll build the first prototypes for successful startups like Palantir or 23andMe, or help companies like MobileIron or Coupons.com go public. Sometimes you’ll jump into the details to help companies create millions of dollars of lift in signups or shopping carts with customers, like Tailored Brands or Keap.
You’ll build confidence and trust in design decisions by backing it up with user feedback and insights gained through Helio. You'll use your core skills to influence other designers on the team, drive projects forward and coaching your teammates toward wins.
What you bring to the table
As a Lead, we'd like you to have the following skills:
A positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and coach people through design problems
Strong background in Product Design, User Interaction and Visual Design with at least three years’ experience working directly with clients
Ability to clearly express yourself both in person and on paper
Comfortable presenting work in front of clients and receiving critical feedback
Takes the initiative
What skills are we looking for?
Proven Leadership: 2 years experience managing projects, deadlines, etc.