Things over at JumpPost have been moving very quickly, and we’re excited to be making our first full time hire. We’re looking for a lead product designer, and the full job post can be found over at TheResumator.
We’re a product focused company, and as such our product designer will play a key role in the success of what we’re building. Since I’ll be working closely with this hire every day, I figured now would be a good time to declare who I want to work with in an ideal world outside the guise of a formal job post.
It goes without saying that our product designer should have a great sense of design. Show me what you’ve designed before, show me that you’ve created great user experiences, and show me that you go the extra mile to really take ownership of the full product experience from beginning to end.
You should be fearless. Designing for the web is one thing, but you should also jump at the opportunity to switch gears and work with UIKit to design for the iPad, work with FBML to distribute our listings into Facebook, and design widgets to be embedded across the web. We’re thinking a lot about distribution at JumpPost, so all environments are fair game. These skills aren’t required in advance, but you should have the guts and confidence to work with us to learn them as required.
One of our greatest strengths as a young company is that we have big ideas and we build quickly. I’m far from a brilliant programmer, but I have confidence in my ability to build whatever it is that we dream up. If you feel the same way about yourself as a product designer, I’d love to talk to you. Check out the job post, and get in touch.
Renting an apartment in New York City is hard. JumpPost makes it easier by allowing you to browse, view, and apply for apartments that have never been accessible in the market before – apartments that will be coming up for rent months in advance.
I need to take a couple minutes here to do something I've been meaning to for along time: Thank Heroku for being so baller.
Many people know that I'm a big fan of the "release early, release often" motto that still echoes from my days going through YC as an early developer with Frogmetrics. When I launched Snapm I tried to live by this mantra as I built and released v1 in a little under a month. That proved to be one of the most valuable decisions I made as it allowed me to get plenty of feedback and early user testing way before anyone normally would have seen the working site. In my latest project, JumpPost, I attempted to push the boundaries of an early release even farther by rolling back the curtain as soon as the product did one simple thing. (The JumpPost background and story to be written about in a future post). Why do I do this? A couple of reasons.