Product Genius

Posted on June 8, 2010. Filed under: JumpPost, startups, venture capital |

Product Genius / Designer

Craigslist is big.  JumpPost is getting bigger.  We’re fascinated by the economics around local supply and demand.  We get off on the 2nd degree of our social graphs.  We believe syndication of content will be followed by syndication of commerce.  Elegant viral mechanisms are rewarded with firm handshakes.  Cupcakes distributed to anyone who designs a flow that increases sharing.  If my mom gets your design, you get a gold star.  If my hipster girlfriend thinks it’s cool, despite the fact that we make money, you get a gold star.  We’re just 9 months old, growing, generating cash, working in NYC out of killer loft space on W 13th between 9th and Washington, and having a ton of fun.  All we want to do is delight consumers.

Here’s the setup.  Doug rocks the Ruby on Rails, works across the stack, but let’s just say he’s no front end Picasso. Jordan loves product, but thinks in mechanisms not UI. We build and iterate quickly, and we believe that product and culture drive the company. We need help.

Enter new guy/girl:

– Fundamentally understands the way users interact with web based products

– Thinks visually, and creates beautiful, simple, engaging web products

– Breathes visual design and has the skills and discipline to rapidly create mockups and prototypes

– Doesn’t blink at HTML/CSS, and in our dream world has a command over Javascript, AJAX , JQuery, and cross-browser design (we know, if you can do all this, you can work wherever you want)

– Loves challenges, thrives independently, but is excited by collaboration

Bonus Round:

– Experience with Facebook Connect, Facebook Application Design

– Savvy on concepts of distributed UX, Widgets, Cross platform UX

What you win if you are the right fit for the job:

– The chance to work with a group of extremely ambitious, respectful, appreciative, and generally awesome young entrepreneurs here in New York.

– Ownership over your own projects and potentially the entire product if you rock

– Meaningful equity, competitive salary, and a complete willingness for you to impact our culture and company in whatever way you are capable

Check out our product (there’s more coming), check out our blogs (,, and then email with your resume/online presence and a line or two introducing yourself.  If you were super early at Etsy, Kayak, Craigslist, Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc…that’d be swell.  If we have to pay a recruiter to find you…so be it

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