So you're thinking about joining a NZ tech startup? That's totally wicked
A group of tech startups are hosting an event especially for talented kiwis. If you are really good at what you do and you want to work for a company that is genuinely changing the world, then all you have to do is come along to this event and introduce yourself to the founders.
We have one event in Wellington and another event in Auckland (click here).
Each of the startups below will pitch their startup to you in 10 minutes and explain the roles they are hiring for and what a killer candidate will have. If this sounds like you, introduce yourself to the founder of that startup, and drop your business card in their box.
Copono. Whether you want to buy healthy, ethical, or sustainable products, you’re going to need information. Copono is an app that provides you with the information you want to know about the products you want to buy. Our app is super simple, and makes complex decision a no-brainer for consumers - so they can be who they want to be. We’re looking for:
Mobile Development Specialist. You will have experience storing and processing big data. You have a specific focus on mobile and want to shape the way people use their phones to search. You are interested in being a leader and taking responsibility for the development of a product, but you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty with code. You are an advocate of open source and are active in the community.
Made on Jupiter invents apps that bridge the divide between designer, engineer and consumer. The team is developing Spoke Creator: a powerful 3D modeler that runs entirely in the browser. Spoke delivers engineering-grade 3D models on one end, and lets consumers play with the very same model, in an easy-to-use browser configurator. MoJ is focusing on advanced surfboards configuration now, in collaboration with an important manufacturer. The longer view is a social/collaborative platform for creation and sharing of any physical design.
Web development. MoJ is looking for at least one senior all-round web developer to join on a more permanent basis, medium term, to grow from a part-time engagement into a CTO position. Keen interest in our cause & digital fabrication, some background in engineering and/or 3D software, and strong aesthetic judgement required. MoJ is keen to work with a variety of web experts on a range of development projects: node graph (SVG), 3D viewer (WebGL, Unity3d), payment architecture (PayPal), a modest project management module (think Trello), and the whole backend to make it all run (currently SQL/Ubuntu/EC2). Familiarity with CoffeeScript, HAML, Unity3d (C#) is a plus. The Rails vs Python discussion is still raging :)
Business development. MoJ has clients & a product, but needs help with strategy, following up leads and generally courting the business world. Keen to meet extrovert, slightly technically oriented, business-savvy people who are genuinely interested in our cause. For mentoring, or on a track to become part of MoJ.
What’s for Lunch? The interactive tablet application that educates, engages and empowers 3-6 year olds about making healthy food choices. Mealtimes and the introduction of new healthy foods is stressful for both parents and children. Our solution is to shift the power and control to the child allowing them to grow discovering healthy choices.
Mobile Game Developer. What’s for Lunch? Are looking for a mobile game developer with a wild imagination. With active characters and machinery featured within the food applications animation will play apart in your creations. The aim is to simulate real life and allow children to dig for potatoes, drive a harvester and shake apples out of an apple tree all using their tablet device. Initially, we would like the product to be written using a mix of HTML 5 and flash components with SQL supporting it with a move to native once user testing is complete. This is of course open for discussion as you will be the technical brain of our business.