Work With Me!


2007 is set to be an exciting year at Ning, with the launch (and continual development) of a product we have spent the last couple of months beavering away on, as well as a host of other improvements to the platform.

All this work requires a large amount of design, almost too much for our small team to handle at times. That’s why we’re now on the look out for a talented designer/web-developer, who can join us full time in sunny Palo Alto, California.

The ideal candidate for me would be somebody fairly similar to myself - someone that has a good understanding of both graphic design and standards based code, yet also could bring a few new qualities to the team.

You can see the full job description on our site, but I’d like to highlight some of the requirements that I see as important:

  • Expert in programming with CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, HTML, and cross browser development.
  • Understanding of XML, DOM, and other W3C standards.
  • Strong understanding of browser based graphic design (e.g. browser palette, PNG, 8/24 vs. JPEG vs. GIF, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly iterate graphic designs/sketches using Photoshop (or similar)
  • Clean, systematic approach to UI development and implementation. Thinks like a programmer.
  • Comfortable working closely with developers in small team environment and business teams on tight deadlines.
  • Highly flexible and extremely efficient, don’t mind multiple iterations on the way to the right answers.
  • Philosophy of iteration and continuous improvement over ivory-tower or complex-architecture projects.

If you’re interested, then why not e-mail attaching your CV (or Resume for any Americans reading this!)


4 responses so far. Go on, add yours!

 Gravatar#1 On December 11, 2006 10:35 AM, Phill Devey said...


Not wanting to be an ass here but i won't mention how many countless Federal US laws you are probably breaking here not to mention the immigration regulations for foreign workers. Just thought you might want a heads up- you know what the US is like!

 Gravatar#2 On December 12, 2006 7:50 AM, Kris said...

Do you get full training???? I'll do it!!!!!

This is not breaking any laws as far as I can see as you began your text with "The ideal candidate for ME would be somebody " and then "requirements that I see as important".

Its just a personal view about a job that happens to be going at the same place you work at and a blog of your onw opinions as what skills YOU feel would be appropriate.

 Gravatar#3 On December 14, 2006 5:42 AM, Phill said...

Valid point there Kris, however I was referring to immigration regulations that state a job must be advertised and if possible filled inside the USA by a US citizen/resident before it can be advertised outside of the USA. As you are a resident of another country, if you were to apply for this position (via a notification from this site), this site would be In contravention of the USA federal immigration laws. I am no lawyer so I cannot sate these as absolute facts BUT I have dealt with immigration a lot (for my own purposes) and looked into the sponsored worker program.

 Gravatar#4 On December 14, 2006 9:33 AM, Paul said...

Thanks for looking out for me Phill. However, this job has, and continues to be advertised here in the US, as well as on a number of different sites that are read by people around the world. Such is the nature of the internet. To be fair, nowhere have I stated a preference for foreign candidates either.

In short, I'm not concerned.

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