dpreview seeks ninja web-developers
Jul 25, 2008 at 15:21 GMT
Impressed by the lens data presentation widget? Think you can do better? dpreview.com is looking for standards-savvy, photography-loving web developers to form a new web development team. Impress your friends and confound your enemies by spending your days building cool features for a massive (and growing) community. It'll mean working in London (UK), and it's an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the future of the world's leading digital photography website.
dpreview.com is looking for standards-savvy, photography-loving web developers to form a new web development team. Impress your friends and confound your enemies by spending your days building cool features for a massive (and growing) community.
- We have the content (10 years worth), the data (products, specs, etc), the users (half a million unique, daily), the community (over half a million registered users), the experience and the will to make amazingly useful, innovative and engaging web apps. We just don’t have enough developers, yet (that’s where you fit in).
- We’re still crafting our own development style and philosophy; you’re going to be a big part of it.
- We have a massive active user community (big plans here) who will discuss, praise & possibly criticize your newly launched features within seconds.
- We enjoy the autonomy and atmosphere of a start-up with the resources and backing of a household name.
- We embody the flat-structure concept. Everyone (including you) answers directly to the founder, a fellow developer.
- We’re primarily a .net shop, but we run a little bit of everything here and will consider virtuousos of other disciplines.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you
- Your answer to the ‘what do you do?’ question involves the words ‘tubes’ and/or ‘interweb’.
- You can make it to the London Bridge area (London SE1) daily (sorry, no telecommuters).
- You can turn your hand to anything. A new language? Novel development methodologies? Audacious projects? Foosball?
- The idea of working in a small team, developing for millions of visitors, excites you (and scares you a little too hopefully).
- You have big web 2.0 ideas (1.0, or ‘classic’, is fine too) along with the confidence and skills to take them all the way to completion: Concept, DB procs & tuning, internal library development, caching strategies, HTTP handlers, front-end design and client-side JS.
- You wield firebug, fiddler, VS debugger, SQL profiler & trac like a ninja.
- Send your (short and punchy) CV and application letter, stating your earliest availability and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number 11118.
- Absolutely no tele-commuters (non-negotiable)! We want to see your smiling face on a Monday morning.
- CV tips: we’ll only read the first sentence of a project/employer bio. What we really want are descriptions of your roles & personal contributions. Links/screenshots for previous projects always get our attention.
- We offer competitive salary, stock package, and excellent benefits.
dpreview.com is the world's leading digital photography website, with detailed product reviews, daily breaking news and an active forums community. Started in 1998 by Phil Askey, dpreview.com has now grown to attract over eight million unique visitors each month reading over 140 million pages. In May 2007 dpreview.com was acquired by Amazon.com and with their help we are now striving to expand our content and site functionality to offer our visitors the world's most comprehensive 'one stop' digital camera resource.