Android Mobile Engineer – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Dept is growing fast and we're looking for folks who enjoy building great products together with peers and clients.  Our philosophy is to hire smart, client facing engineers that can both understand our client’s business goals and write elegant code.

About Us: 

Dept is a small but growing, tight-knit group of experienced engineers and designers that love building products with like-minded folks. We are all on the same team working together toward the same goals, and we all help each other along the way. Some of the things that we believe in:

  • Great UI/UX is critical: aesthetics, animations, copy and speed are all part of this
  • Code quality is a top priority; style guides, code reviews, best practices
  • Collaboration: great communication is the key to any project
  • Strong opinions, lightly held: we all have our tech favorites, but it’s important to be open-minded to new ideas
  • Constantly curious: we're constantly learning/evolving through guild meetings, lunch & learns, conferences and practice
  • A healthy work/life balance: getting home in time for dinner is important

We focus on building great products with clients that we enjoy and respect. Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We are growing fast and looking for individuals that are passionate about the development process and not timid about working directly with clients. Our philosophy is to hire smart, client-facing engineers that can both understand the client's business goals and write elegant code.

What will your day be like?

  • You’ll develop apps that are making a material impact on the world and will be seen by millions of users
  • You’ll develop using Kotlin and Java 
  • You’ll be a part of agile software development practices and peer/code reviews
  • You’ll interface with clients. We estimate about 80% hands-on development and 20% client interaction & documentation
  • You love being a developer and are passionate about the Android ecosystem 
  • You will play a lead role in the Android practice by fostering a sense of team
  • You’ll help shape and develop best practices, innovation, and community involvement for the Android team 
  • You will lead the sharing of learning and projects internally, to the tech community, and to prospective clients
  • You will lead and collaborate with others to solve not just technical, but people, design, and product challenges.
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About You:

  • You are up to date on the latest trends in the ecosystem and consider yourself a thought leader. 
  • You are curious enough to constantly be trying out new things and experienced enough to lead clients in technology decisions
  • You will bring this knowledge to the team and help support continued learning initiatives and involvement in the community acting as a subject matter expert
  • You are in love with UI/UX and are always looking for ways to push what can be done. 
  • You have deep experience in architecting UIs and know how to bring interesting animations to life. 
  • You have a good understanding of the network and data layer and are able to craft solutions to make an app feel lightning fast.

Most importantly you are delivery focused. You want to ship something to users, get their feedback and iterate. The drive to ship something enables you to take down obstacles and break hard problems into solvable chunks so that you can make forward progress.

  • You have multiple years of experience writing Android apps
  • You have multiple years of experience with Kotlin and/or Java
  • You have shipped multiple apps to the store
  • You have the experience and desire to mentor, coach, and develop the skills of a remarkable team 
  • You’ve worked with, and have a good understanding of Version Control, preferably using Git

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Senior Product Designer – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Senior Product Designer – US Remote

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Boston, Newburyport, or Remote

Senior Product Designer

Dept is looking for designers who want to build great products with great teams.  Our philosophy is to hire smart, client-facing employees who can both build products right (design elegant user experiences) and also build the right product (understand and execute on our client’s business goals).

About Us

Dept is a fast-growing, tight-knit group of experienced designers and engineers who love building products with like-minded folks. We have recently been acquired by Dept, an ambitious, high-flying agency who is going to build a worldwide brand.

We focus on building great products with clients that we enjoy and respect. Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We believe that:

  • Great UI/UX is critical; aesthetics, animation, simplicity, copy, and speed.
  • Software quality is a top priority; usability testing, design reviews, best practices.
  • Collaboration and great communication are the keys to any successful project.
  • Success comes from constantly learning/evolving peer reviews, conferences and practice.
  • A healthy work/life balance (aka getting home for dinner) is important.

What will your day be like?

At Dept every day is different. People rarely get bored because things move fast and we work hard. Here are some of the activities that make up the day of Dept designers:

  • UX Research – You’ll do user and market research to understand target markets, direct and indirect competition.
  • Usability Testing – You’ll test your designs with real people through usability testing to ensure that it really works for both our clients and their users.
  • UI Design – You’ll design complex apps that are making a material impact on the world and will be seen by millions of users.
  • Prototyping
  • Design Sprinting
  • Member of Agile Team – You’ll be a part of agile software development practices and peer/UI reviews.
  • Talking with Clients – You’ll interface with clients. We estimate about 80% hands-on design and 20% client interaction.
  • Peer Review – Both learn new things from other Deptsters as well as improve how we do things
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About You

  • You have multiple years experience designing software user interfaces used by lots of people.
  • You have multiple years experience with design tools like Sketch, Invision, Figma, etc.
  • You’re a natural problem-solver, a self-starter, and willing to take initiative.
  • You enjoy talking to clients and are good distilling technical information for a variety of roles within a business.
  • You have some business experience and understand multiple types of business models.
  • You have opinions about what makes a well-designed product

Are you a UI or UX Designer?

Another thing we believe is that designers don’t distinguish between UI and UX. We expect our designers to execute on both the user interface level as well as the user experience level. They are inextricably linked. You don’t focus on one over the other. If you’ve been focused on one your whole career you’re likely not a fit for us. If you naturally find yourself doing both, talk to us!

Good Traits to Have

  • No ego – You realize design is about solving human and psychological problems, not solving artistic aspirations.
  • Business-minded – You understand that great design solves for the business as well as the user.
  • Articulate – You can communicate ideas clearly and succinctly.
  • Entrepreneurial – You like designing and building cool and new things.

Self-aware – You recognize your own strengths and weaknesses in real-time and can adjust accordingly.

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iOS Mobile Engineer – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Dept is growing fast and we're looking for folks that want to work with peers and clients that enjoy building great products together.  Our philosophy is to hire smart, client facing engineers that can both understand our client’s business goals and write elegant code.

About Us:

Dept is a small but growing, tight-knit group of experienced engineers and designers that love building products with like-minded folks. We are all on the same team working together toward the same goals, and we all help each other along the way. Some of the things that we believe in:

  • Great UI/UX is critical: aesthetics, animations, copy and speed are all part of this
  • Code quality is a top priority; style guides, code reviews, best practices
  • Collaboration: great communication is the key to any project
  • Strong opinions, lightly held: we all have our tech favorites, but it’s important to be open-minded to new ideas
  • Constantly curious: we're constantly learning/evolving through guild meetings, lunch & learns, conferences and practice
  • A healthy work/life balance: getting home in time for dinner is important

We focus on building great products with clients that we enjoy and respect. Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We are growing fast and looking for individuals that are passionate about the development process and not timid about working directly with clients. Our philosophy is to hire smart, client-facing engineers that can both understand the client's business goals and write elegant code.

What your day will be like:

  • You will be working on mostly greenfield apps for well known brands.
  • You'll be working alongside other Deptsters; both developers and designers.
  • You will commit code every day and push up a PR for your peers to review.
  • You will review PRs from your peers.
  • You will actively help improve our practices and approaches to building apps.
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About you:

  • You love being a developer and are passionate about mobile.
  • You are up to date on the latest trends in the ecosystem and consider yourself a thought leader. You are curious enough to constantly be trying out new things and experienced enough to know when the new shiny thing is not appropriate for a project.
  • You are in love with UI/UX and are always looking for ways to push what can be done.
  • You have deep experience in UIKit/CoreAnimation and know how to bring interesting animations to life.
  • You have experience with Objective C, Swift or SwiftUI and you love to learn new technologies. 
  • You have a good understanding of the network and data layer and are able to craft solutions to make an app feel lightning fast.  Most importantly you are delivery focused
  • You want to ship something to users, get their feedback and iterate. The drive to ship something enables you to take down obstacles and break hard problems into solvable chunks so that you can make forward progress.

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Fullstack Engineer – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Dept is growing fast and we're looking for folks that want to work with peers and clients that enjoy and build great products together.  Our philosophy is to hire smart, client facing engineers that can both understand our client’s business goals and write elegant code.

About Us:

Dept is a small but growing, tight-knit group of experienced engineers and designers that love building products with like-minded folks. Some of the things that we believe in:

  • Great UI/UX is critical; aesthetics, animations, copy and speed are all part of this
  • Code quality is a top priority; style guides, code reviews, best practices
  • Collaboration; great communication is the key to any project
  • Constantly curious; we're constantly learning/evolving through guild meetings, lunch & learns, conferences and practice
  • A healthy work/life balance; getting home in time for dinner is important

We focus on building great products with clients that we enjoy and respect. Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We are growing fast and looking for individuals that are passionate about the development process and not timid about working directly with clients. Our philosophy is to hire smart, client-facing engineers that can both understand the client's business goals and write elegant code.

What will your day be like?

  • You’ll develop complex apps that are making a material impact on the world and will be seen by millions of users
  • You’ll develop using Node.js, React and/or Vue and a variety of other supporting technologies
  • You’ll be a part of agile software development practices and peer/code reviews
  • You’ll interface with clients. We estimate about 80% hands-on development and 20% client interaction & documentation
  • Both learn new things from other Deptsters as well as improve how we do things
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About You:

  • You have multiple years experience writing Software used by lots of people
  • You have multiple years experience with a front end framework like React, Vue.js or AngularJS
  • You have multiple years experience with a backend technology like Node.js / Express, Ruby on Rails, Python / Flask / Django, etc.
  • You have some experience with Node.js / Express
  • You’ve worked with, and have a good understanding of Database technologies, both SQL and NoSQL
  • You’ve worked with, and have a good understanding of Version Control, preferably using git
  • You’ve worked with Agile software processes before
  • You’ve worked with Continuous Integration/Deployment tools  
  • You’ve worked with major cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud, Azure
  • You’re a natural problem-solver and willing to take initiative
  • You enjoy talking to clients and are good distilling technical information for a variety of roles within a business

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Executive Sponsor – US Remote

Rocket Insights US

Dept is looking to hire an Exec Sponsor in the US of A.

What’s an “Exec Sponsor” you ask? 

An Exec Sponsor is a combination of people manager, sales, and technical architect. This is our sales role at Dept, but like most things we do, it’s a little different. Our Exec Sponsors live at the intersection of understanding what clients need, what Depteers need, and how to manage and balance the two. We believe being able to build long term relationships with clients and the team delivering the work is the secret to success.

We decided long ago that we would never hire traditional sales people. For this Exec Sponsor role, we want former web engineers or product experts that know their craft and are really good with people. We made a bet that if we hire makers to lead our sales effort that it results with happier clients and a happier team. This “non-sales” approach has worked very well for us, and we need additional Exec Sponsors to handle our increased client base.

The ideal candidate is someone who started their career as a “maker” in engineering. This candidate decided they wanted to be more “client facing” and probably transitioned to Director of Engineering, Sales Engineering, or developed an expertise in some other aspect of digital products. We’re looking for a candidate who can bring legitimate value and expertise for building software products, is a great listener, and has a high emotional IQ. 

This is not a role for a traditional sales professional. This is not a role for an internal focused engineering manager. This is not a role for a long-winded consultant that has never had to make something of their own.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person. 

About Us

Dept is the fastest growing product design and development agency in the US. We’re a tight-knit, experienced group of designers and engineers who love building products with like-minded, but diverse, people. We have a vision for growing our business thoughtfully, here in the US and abroad.

How will we do this? The same way we have been – by focusing on building great products and relationships with clients that we like and respect. We don’t put up with bad apples and we aren’t afraid to turn down work if it’s not a fit.

Our work has improved people's lives, been seen by millions of users, featured in the app stores, had books written about it, featured in the press, received awards and, most importantly, brought delight to users.

We believe that:

  • A healthy work/life balance is very important. 
  • Collaboration and great communication are the keys to any successful project.
  • Success comes from constantly learning & considering other perspectives.
  • If we just focus on happy colleagues & happy clients, everything else works.

What will your day be like?

You will be responsible for working with clients to understand their project needs, closing the associated business, participating in the casting for the project, and managing those projects to a successful outcome. You will be managing between 3-7 clients, 3-7 direct reports, and will be goaled against customer satisfaction scores, team happiness and account growth. 

Here are some of the activities that make up the day of a Dept Exec Sponsor: 

  • Respond to inbound leads, understand how we might help clients & close new business. 
  • Work with our internal management team to determine the right casting.
  • Set appropriate context & expectations with both our clients & team members.
  • Attend regular project meetings to understand how your projects are progressing,
  • Work with our tech leads & project managers to make sure they feel supported.
  • Own the ultimate success of these client engagements. 
  • Handle client or colleague escalations as needed.
  • You will be home in time for dinner

About You

  • You started your career as a “maker” then grew into a client facing role.
  • You like to actively listen, with a high degree of empathy & patience.
  • You have actively managed a small team of web engineers and are comfortable with the hiring and management process.
  • You’re comfortable asking for additional business if we can genuinely help.
  • You are a warm personality that is positive & upbeat with a good sense of humor.
  • You have a yes attitude and can figure things out with limited hand-holding.
  • You love to plan but don’t mind getting thrown a curveball.

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