tl;dr

Airtime is looking for a Senior Front End Web Developer to help make our Electron-based desktop and web experience amazing. Check it out here: https://airtime.com/desktop.

About Airtime

Today, online means alone immersed in microblogs and success theater.  We're changing that. We are charting the course for the next era of the Internet: live, shared experiences. We're building a new way to use the Internet together.

That’s why we’re pioneering a new kind of social experience, one designed for togetherness.  At its core, Airtime is a social platform for doing whatever together. Gather with your people to explore the Internet: group video, listen to music, chat, watch stuff, send pictures, GIFs, and more.

Go watch the app marketing video on https://air.me/ then check out the mobile app or desktop app in person.

Our company was founded a few years ago by Sean Parker and is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, and a host of other amazing partners.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with product managers, designers, and other engineers to produce an amazing, engaging and fun Airtime experience on the desktop and web.
  • Prototype concepts to demonstrate and test approaches

Who You Are

  • A proficient web developer who is enthusiastic about producing high quality code, learning new technologies and pushing the state of the art on the web.
    • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and usability and interaction design
    • Able to effectively debug and profile code using Chrome Developer Tools
    • Some level of familiarity with WebGL either directly or through a library like PixiJS or Three.js
  • Enjoys being at the intersection of engineering and design
  • Comfortable with, and better yet excited by, product exploration.  We are continually changing and improving our product to delight users.
  • Works well with a team.  Not a cowgirl or cowboy.  Teams that encourage and foster debate in a healthy way provably deliver the best work.

Our Team

  • Focused on value add for the user.  That means we leverage third-party libraries and tools where it makes sense, but have also been committed to building key technology in-house that sets Airtime apart.  You can read more about it on our tech blog at https://techblog.airtime.com/. In short we’ve built a nodejs microservice based messaging backend, globally distributed WebRTC based media stack, Android+iOS mobile clients, and desktop client.
  • Minimizes meetings.  We are a distributed team across NYC, SF, and PA but besides our weekly 30 minute sprint planning and company all hands we only have one-off meetings as necessary to discuss specific product or technical topics.  We generally just coordinate on Airtime and Slack.

What Happens Next?

  • If you like what you’ve seen and heard then apply!
  • After you apply we’ll reach out to discuss to make sure there is a good overall fit.
  • If there is a good overall fit, you’ll have some phone chats with our VP of Engineering and Director of Design. We’d love to see a portfolio of your work you can share with us.
  • If that goes well you’ll come on site and talk to around four team members where you’ll go over a variety of design and web development topics
  • If everything goes well we will be back to you in a day or so with our answer and maybe an offer!

Are you in?

Airtime Leadership

Sean Parker, Founder & Executive Chairman
Daniel Klaus, President
Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Chief Product Officer 
Sanidhya Khilnani, VP of Product Management
Prakash Ramakrishna, VP of Media Engineering
Jesse Rabek, VP of Application Engineering
Dominic Gallello, VP of Marketing