Job Description

We're starting a local community revolution! Our goal is a "Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything", and we're on our way. We help people "use the internet to get off the internet" because Meetups change lives and can change the world. 

We are profitable, growing, and committed to building an all-star, all-NYC company. We are a company that values doers over talkers and mentors over managers. We are a company where people who take risks and win are rewarded and grow. 

Meetup is looking for talented front-end developers to join our Front End Engineering Team. If you're passionate about your craft and have ideas on how to innovate and improve the way people Meetup, we want to hear from you!

As a Front End Engineer, you will develop desktop and mobile web experiences that impact communities worldwide by working closely with other smart, dedicated software engineers and product managers. You are expected to write clean, maintainable Javascript/CSS/HTML and advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality.

Skills & Requirements

An ideal candidate has:

  • Experience designing and implementing web-based applications
  • Solid knowledge of cross browser HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX. Experience with Mustache and Sass a plus
  • Experience with a JavaScript framework (we use jQuery), a server-side web framework (JSP, PHP, Rails, .NET, etc), and a version control system (we use Git)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to draft and visually communicate UI design concepts
  • Attention to detail and a feeling of pride and ownership over the quality of our product
  • A passion and desire to work at a company trying to change the world

Our team is smart, ambitious, supportive, and above all - we are excited by what we do. While meeting regular deadlines and being focused on quick, quality completion of projects, the environment is relaxed and fun.    

Every member of the Meetup Team is expected to: be an Innovator; be a Collaborator; be a Champion for their ideas; be an Expert; have High Standards;  be dedicated to the power of self-organized groups and our mission of A Meetup Everywhere About Most Everything ("MEME");  and most importantly, Get Stuff Done That Makes a Difference!  

Check out our dev blog: http://making.meetup.com

And scenes from our latest hackathon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEb0C-IPyA

About Meetup

Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Joel Test score: 11 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?

How to apply

If the above describes you and what you're looking for, please send us your resume!

To apply: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oUnlYfwk&s=Joel_On_Software

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