Client-Side Web Developer @ Fun, VC-Backed, Revenue+ NYC Startup
January 8, 2013 1:16 PM

Stray Boots is hiring a front-end web developer at our urban games / mobile-guided exploration startup -- a modern-day coder who strikes the balance between Getting It Pixel-Perfect and Getting it Done. And if you're also a talented designer, even better!

You'll maintain and develop the interfaces for our gameplay, e-commerce website, and content-management system. We're developing new features (such as a user account panel), making our existing site responsive, and bringing our mobile web gameplay interface up to closer parity with our iPhone app -- so there's plenty to do and no shortage of variety. There's even a full site redesign in the works in the foreseeable future. You'll be just the fourth member of our web team, and you'll have tons of say in how we build our website and the mobile web interface to our games.

Skills & Requirements
- HTML and CSS
- Concise, semantic, and maintainable markup and selectors
- Progressive enhancement
- Responsive layouts
- Javascript, especially w/ jQuery
- Able to handle cross-browser compatibility in major desktop and mobile browsers
- Ability to integrate with a server-side templating system (in this case, Django's)
Bonus Points for:
- Mad design skillz
- Experience with LESS or other CSS frameworks
- Experience with CoffeeScript
- Experience with a client-side state management framework such as Backbone.js
- Experience with Comet/WebSockets/Reverse AJAX
- Not intimidated by Python

About Stray Boots - The Long Version
Stray Boots is reinventing city exploration with scavenger hunt-style games you play using your cell phone (think your own private "Amazing Race").

So far, we've generated over 60,000 paying customers and developed products in 16 cities in the US and UK, not to mention being featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, and Fast Company. Having graduated the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program (ERA) and obtained Series A VC funding, we're now building out our tech team so we can grow more quickly.

Founded by three Ivy-Leaguers with a passion for travel, we think we strike a pretty good workplace balance between playful and focused, between weekly meetings and Beer Fridays. You'll be joining a close-knit, enthusiastic and hard-working team fully invested in our product, customers, and vision.

Compensation commensurate with skills and experience. To apply, send cover letter and front-end development portfolio (plus design portfolio if you have one) to and tell us why you want to be a part of what we're doing.

payscale: Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
job type: full-time
posted by Stray Boots to Web/HTML/Info Design

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