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Android Developer


Full Time Minnesota IT Job

Livefront

We make our clients stronger.

Our reputation reflects our culture. We care deeply about designing and building beautiful digital projects that grow and strengthen our clients' businesses.

We're looking for another great mobile developer to join our team.

We are a tight-knit, talented group of engineers and designers building custom mobile software for smart clients.  We have an incredible attention to detail and very high standards—if you want to join our team, you'll need to demonstrate that you do too.

Your primary role will be development of mobile applications on the Android platform.  Bonus if you can rock Swift, C# or Ruby.  You have an innate, built-in, almost scary penchant for programming.  You communicate clearly.  You have a proven track-record of self-motivation.  You're active in the tech community.  You never tire of Chipotle.

We are looking for someone to join our team in Minneapolis.

For the right talent we offer high salaries, Aeron chairs, fancy gadgets, and other pleasantries.

If you would like to speak with me about this send any of the following: summary, resume, links to LinkedIn, GitHub, StackOverflow. Heck, I’ll take a good haiku:

Paul DeBettignies 
Principal & Evangelist
Minnesota Headhunter, LLC 
paul@mnheadhunter.com


Director of UX & Design


Full Time Minnesota IT Job

GoKart Labs

Why This Job Is Important

At GoKart we are focused on driving business growth through innovative, loveable digital experiences. Our Director of User Experience & Design plays a critical role in setting the standards for the experiences delivered by the products and services we create for our clients. We start with unique insights gained from research, collaboration, empathy and design workshops. Then, we design and engineer loveable experiences. From beautiful and useful visual design to thoughtful, elegant interactions, our Director of User Experience & Design will guide our teams to deliver the experiences that help businesses grow.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Help build GoKart’s reputation nationally by guiding our clients and teams to deliver great products and experiences
  • Lead and inspire an experience design practice team across all key areas of expertise and work streams: user research, information architecture, content strategy, usability, visual design, interaction design, and prototyping
  • Seek, analyze, apply and advocate for user insights to inform and shape digital experiences.
  • Drive thought leadership, design thinking & experience strategy across all projects. Present persuasively and authoritatively to peers and senior leadership, while facilitating collaborative conversation.
  • Prioritize UX resources and the work they’re involved in, placing team members into product teams and on initiatives that complement their skills, career ambitions and growth opportunities.
  • Advance and maintain a scalable methodology used across all experience design teams, driving to keep it lean, efficient, effective and repeatable.
  • Develop a consistent, repeatable set of project artifacts (including mock-ups, prototypes, wireframes, journey maps, task flows, site maps, personas, and presentation materials), evolving them in sync across the experience design practice as our business changes and grows
  • Recruit, hire and mentor world-class UX talent
  • Continually coach UX team members on tactical design skills, soft skills and growth within their careers.

What You Are Good At

  • You have an energizing presentation style and communication skills—you are excited about your work, our industry, and our clients’ business and your enthusiasm comes through in all your interactions.
  • You are open to feedback but also knows how and when to defend strategy and design choices.
  • You have strong digital experience capability, including working knowledge of relevant UX software & tools, collaboration tools, UX principles, UX research methodologies and digital product design & development best practices.
  • You exhibit a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness and works well with ambiguity and limited direction.
  • You have strong leadership skills including interpersonal, communications, negotiations and staff development.

What You Have Done

  • You have 10+ years experience in digital software product work, with user experience emphases in research, UX architecture, interaction design and/or visual design.
  • You have a portfolio of work demonstrating cross-channel expertise and skill in creating user-centric digital experiences, UX research, prototyping and testing.
  • You have demonstrated experience working within a large-scale Agile company that successfully integrates user experience into the product development process.
  • You have experience leading interdisciplinary teams in creating killer products that consider innovation and usability.
  • You have experience influencing and guiding senior clients. Someone who is an expert at handling themselves and our clients in both collaborative and challenging situations.

GoKart Labs is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. If you are a member of an under-represented group in technology, we encourage you to apply.

To apply click Director of UX & Design


Senior Backend Engineer


Full Time Minnesota IT Job

Branch Messenger

We're growing fast and adding new members to our core team! If you’re excited to work with a team that moves fast, take risks, and comes to work every day excited about building a product that affects the lives of millions of workers, we would love to hear from you.

We're on a mission to simplify work for the 600M hourly shift workers globally. Our product, Branch Messenger is a lightweight communication platform for shift workers and their companies to collaborate as a team and communicate in real-time about shift changes.

About the job

    • As a member of the core development team, you’ll be in a position to apply your talent, knowledge, skills and experience toward operations, deployment, and the creation of our sophisticated backend and client-side mechanisms aimed at microservices applications and their networking, as well as visualization and analysis.

What you'll need

    • You have advanced knowledge and industry experience of at least one language (e.g. Go, Java, Scala, JavaScript etc), and relational or NoSQL databases.
    • You know how to create scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant distributed services.
    • You thrive on proving that speed and quality are not conflicting; that you can achieve both at the same time.
    • You understand how all the pieces fit together, how they impact the performance of your application, and how they make impact to our customers.
    • You can help manage data using the latest technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Docker, Elasticsearch, Logstash, GraphQL and Protocol Buffers.

What you'll do

    •     Be responsible for practicing technical design, developing new functionality and maintaining existing components
    •     Identify issues and implement solutions to complex problems in large scale backend infrastructure platforms
    •     Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software across the stack
    •     Develop automated tests and deliver high quality code to production within a short development cycle
    •     Work in a test-driven environment, verifying the functionality of code and components through implementation of unit and integration tests
    •     Work in a CI/CD environment using Jenkins and similar tools

Qualifications

    • BS or MS in Computer Science. MS preferred, but not required.
    • 4+ years of experience architecting and building scalable backend systems
    • Solid experience with version control and bug tracking
    • Solid experience with RESTful HTTP APIs
    • Startup mentality: self-starter, proactive, flexible
    • A strong foundation in computer science, with deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design

Benefits

    • Full health, dental and vision coverage
    • Stock options
    • New computer or whatever new technology you need to make you successful
    • Mobile stipend
    • Flexible time off and paid holidays
    • Ability to work remotely whenever you like

This is NOT a remote position. Visa sponsorship not available at this time.

To apply click Senior Backend Engineer