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.
Do you want to make waves in companies that have over 25k employees down to small startups of one? We’ve been influencing the world since 1998 in Campbell, CA. We’ve survived the dot com crash, the recession, and the Silicon Valley landscape. We love to build things for our clients and for ourselves like the Foundation Framework and Helio just to name a couple. We want to work with someone like YOU to keep making the magic happen.
Who you'll work with
Humble brag time. We’re passionate, dedicated, hard working people eager to invest in making teams better. Our team has fantastic visual designers, top-notch interaction designers/animators, world leaders in code (over 27,000 stars on github for Foundation) and thought leaders who have helped companies like eBay, Facebook and Pixar, and more.
We commit to YOU and your learning through Progressive Design and the projects you work on. We will to give you opportunities to elevate you to the next place in your skills and career through our work. We will build a tailored experience for you to get you there and give you feedback along the way. We promise to support you through your wins and failures. We’ll do all of this in two year cycles to help you see what’s next and what can be. Take a peek at our values to give you an idea on how we think.
Over the course of two years you’ll gain the influence needed to help teams on making tough decisions, breath life into concepts, and create stories that move even the most skeptical decision makers. You’ll gain this influence through Progressive Design and using tools like sketching, prototyping, coding, presenting work and most importantly learning through doing. In return we ask that you elevate us through the things you learn.
Some skills we hope you have
1 to 5 years of experience working in an agency setting or successfully worked as a contractor
Creating layouts and hierarchy, illustrations and compelling visual design elements
Comfortable presenting your work to clients and working with feedback.
Other skills we get excited about
Natural sense of curiosity, and maintains a strong point of view