At Code Sprinters, we keep an eye out for talented people willing to become members of our team. Our "sprinters" are expected to be generalized specialists with a wide range of interests coupled with the ability to dig quickly into a particular matter.
We don't ask trick questions or test your knowledge of cryptic three-letter IT acronyms. We don't segregate developers to predefined roles (like front-end, back-end or database expert), because we have observed that a team's natural human dynamics provide the best solutions.
SKILLS WE EXPECT
In general, the skills we expect are:
- fine grasp of standards and technologies involved in Web application development,
- experience with dynamic programming languages, especially Python, Ruby, PHP5,
- understanding of frameworks and libraries used in Web application development,
- skills in object-oriented design and programming, knowledge of design patterns,
- familiarity with relational database models, basic experience with SQL,
- ability to create simple but meaningful UML diagrams,
- interest in agile software development methodologies like Scrum or XP is desired,
- interest in the Open Source movement is an advantage,
- analytical skills and creativity to address problems within a team and individually,
- fluent English or at least good reading comprehension skills.
We have high standards. Don't become discouraged if you miss one or two of the above skills. An open, eager mind and willingness to learn new things can substitute for some of them. If you are skilled, yet lack extensive work experience or formal recognition of your abilities, let us know. We look for people, not certificates.
The skills above apply to the core of our team: developers. Sometimes we are also looking for testers and a graphic designer.
If you would like to be our tester we would like you to know a lot about test procedures as well as functional and acceptance tests. You should also have a mind that likes to look beyond the positive path and draw satisfaction from improving the quality of our software. Unlike many traditional IT companies, we view testers as contributors to the team and we'll ensure that you have a role in the success of our client engagements.
As a graphic designer you would be expected to be able to design beautiful and effective user interfaces. As you can see from our page, we value purity and simplicity of design. However, sometimes our clients require things that are more complex or decorative. You should be comfortable in both, and while it would be good if you knew some HTML and CSS don't worry about making it all tick - other sprinters are there to do the code.
HOW TO APPLY
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Being resident in Cracow, Poland (or the desire to be) is an advantage, but in some cases we are open to telecommuting. Skilled students are also welcome to apply. However, please note that we are not actively hiring at the moment. Your applications will be filed for the future.
We prefer CVs in PDF format.