Jobs (Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA)
Position: UI & Interaction Designer
Do you want to be the first UI designer in a small, early-stage team working on cutting-edge technology? Do you want to work at a place where you can have a positive social impact on the world? iTeleport might be the right fit for you.
iTeleport has an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets you control your computer from anywhere in the world. It's a VNC client (we also have an RDP client for the iPhone and soon to come to the iPad) and has been available in the App Store since July 2008, right after the App Store's launch. The app has reached the Top 100 Grossing iPhone and iPad apps lists multiple times since its launch.
We've received some incredible media coverage. 37Signals recently featured us in their "Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud" series, and John Gruber gave us a shout out on his blog DaringFireball. Our recent blog post on how we built iTeleport into a profitable business was received really well, including a retweet by Tim O’Reilly. David Pogue (the technology writer for the New York Times) called the app "unbelievably wicked". Apple has featured our apps in full page print ads in the US and UK press, including the Wall Street Journal, and the WSJ also wrote an article on how iTeleport represents a new breed of Silicon Valley startups.
We're currently looking for designers who want to define a visual aesthetic for the company and its products, and have experience with designing products with great usability and interactivity.
In keeping with the “Hackers with a Heart” spirit at iTeleport, we're also looking for people that have shown a demonstrated interest in being involved with their community or communities around the world. We're starting by encouraging everyone on the team to take an (optional) day every week to work on a problem that focuses on social impact. As an example of what’s possible, over the past several weeks we’ve been taking this time to work with the Khan Academy, a great organization whose goal it is to provide high quality education to everyone, for free.
While our first apps focus on remote desktop, our technology vision is for iTeleport to be the way for users to access their stuff from anywhere in the world. This could mean access to your music, your videos, your pictures, your webcam stream, your applications -- every aspect of your digital stuff, available to you on your fingertips from any device, anywhere in the world, at any time. Yeah, that sounds pretty awesome to us too.
iTeleport is a profitable company with several years of runway and a clear roadmap, and we're ready to grow the team. We offer very competitive salaries, generous equity packages, and a great health insurance package. We are also looking to build a unique startup: one that balances building world-changing technology and a profitable business with projects with social impact that help people in need. If this sounds like an environment that you would be excited to join, we'd love to hear from you.
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