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Current openings

Presuming you’ve screened yourself for being a truly extraordinary human, take a look at the openings below. See something that fits your specific skills? Email your resume to btan@vertigo.com (Word or PDF only). See nothing specific, but have a spider-sense that you’re what we’re looking for in general? Give it a shot anyway.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Software Engineer at Vertigo, you will help design, develop, and implement a wide range of custom applications.

Technology is constantly changing and we need folks who are able to adapt to new platforms, programming languages, and frameworks quickly.

Sometimes we are building consumer apps while other times we are building behind the firewall line of business applications. Either way, we are always using cutting edge technology for top companies.

Our current focus:

  • Xbox One App Development experience
  • iOS Development (native Objective-C)
  • Windows Store 8.1 (XAML/C# or HTML/JavaScript)
  • Windows Phone 8.0 (Silverlight XAML/C#)
  • Windows Universal Apps (Windows Store 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1)
  • Xbox 360 App Development
  • Android Development (native in Java)
  • Web Experience - Modern web stack using Node and JavaScript

We have offices in Point Richmond, CA and Portland, OR. If this sounds like you or something  you would be interested in, we would like to hear from you. Please send your resume to Bee Tan (btan@vertigo.com).


We are seeking an experienced UX designer to join our design practice at Vertigo. Our company, with offices in California and Oregon, designs and builds world-class interactive products for brand name clients across a broad range of industries. Every team member has the opportunity to work with a variety of platforms (Web, iOS, Windows 8, Xbox, Android) and clients, each one presenting a unique creative challenge. At Vertigo we work in a multi-disciplinary approach. Our engineering practice understands the exceptional value that good design brings to the products we build – you will see your design ideas implemented in the final product pretty much as you intended. And we ship or launch 99.9% of what we start. That’s pretty impressive!

What We’re Looking For

First and foremost you are passionate about solving real-world UX design challenges. But of course you have a solid knowledge of UX design skills, processes and deliverables (ideation sketches, diagrams, wireframes, interactive prototypes) and know how to apply them. You love Post-It Notes, Sharpies and blank sheets of paper. You’re curious about your client’s business. You have a talent for turning requirements and business goals into compelling features and engaging and useful experiences.

You are a creative analytical thinker who can successfully plan and prioritize your work, but you’re at your best in collaborative team environments. You have strong communication skills and can clearly articulate your design concepts to internal teams and clients. You are an advocate for the end user, but you understand the business needs of your client.

You know how to shepherd your designs through the project lifecycle from kickoff to wireframe. You pay close attention to detail and you’re willing to iterate, refine and polish the design to the end.

And finally, you love working with smart, talented, fun people in a creative atmosphere of collaboration doing the best work possible.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of user-centered, interaction, and information design principles
  • Design experience for application-specific contexts – UI controls, navigation, states, mobile
  • Mastery of common UX design tools – pencils to pixels
  • Design experience for iOS, Android, modern web standards and Microsoft platforms
  • Ability to lead design ideation sessions
  • Ability to work productively with engineering teams
  • Understanding of the needs of a consulting business: time, scope and budget
  • Exposure to  Scrum or Agile development methodologies
  • Client consulting experience
  • An ongoing desire to learn and to share what you know with your colleagues
  • Visual interface design or web development skills are a bonus

Interested?

Please include a link to an online portfolio in your resume.


We are looking for an experienced, innovative, and passionate person to become the next Creative Developer at Vertigo.


JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Creative Developer at Vertigo, you will work within a dynamic, emerging user experience team to build the working front-ends for a wide range of custom applications.

Customer needs and technology are constantly changing and we need folks who are able to adapt new platforms, frameworks, and user experience challenges quickly. At Vertigo, we do not specialize in any specific business vertical or domain. In terms of technology, our current focus is:


  • Web: HTML 5/CSS3/JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC
  • Mobile: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
  • Rich Internet Applications: Silverlight
  • Native Windows Client: WPF

If this sounds like you or something you would be interested in, we would like to hear from you. Please send your resume to Bee Tan (btan@vertigo.com).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Vertigo is looking for a Creative Developer with the following experience:

  • 2+ years of professional software development experience, using HTML/CSS/JavaScript to create web-based applications
  • Demonstrated experience shipping at least 1 product
  • Specialize in straddling the line between UX Design and Engineering disciplines; ability to faithfully interpret UX designs and to write/understand elegant code
  • Design production skills, graphics optimization
  • Familiarity with ASP.NET MVC development
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills around technology and design
  • Flexibility around process; proactivity around process refinement (inter-design, and designer/developer workflow)
  • Experiences defining project tasks and providing accurate associated time estimates
  • Ability to meet daily project challenges while also researching and proposing new approaches, both independently and by interacting with their peers
  • Familiarity executing within a SCRUM or equivalent project delivery framework
  • A university computer science degree or equivalent is preferred


Soft Skills

  • Curious. Humble. Smart. Nice.
  • Energetic and collaborative; a great work ethic; high degree of ownership
  • Thrives in a diverse, multi-disciplinary environment (customer service oriented, casual)
  • Affinity for new/emerging web technologies
  • Passion for developing next generation digital experiences

BONUS POINTS

In addition to the above, we prefer that candidates have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Silverlight and WPF using Expression Blend
  • Apple iOS development experience using Objective-C
  • Google Android development experience using Java

JOB DESCRIPTION
As a Software Engineer at Vertigo, you will help design, develop, and implement a wide range of custom applications.

Technology is constantly changing and we need folks who are able to adapt new platforms, programming languages, and frameworks quickly.

Sometimes we are building consumer apps while other times we are building behind the firewall line of business applications. Either way we are always using cutting edge technology for top companies.

Our current focus:

  • Xbox One App Development experience
  • iOS Development (native Objective-C)
  • Windows Store 8.1 (XAML/C# or HTML/JavaScript)
  • Windows Phone 8.0 (Silverlight XAML/C#)
  • Windows Universal Apps (Windows Store 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1)
  • Xbox 360 App Development
  • Android Development (native in Java)
  • Web Experience - Modern web stack using Node and JavaScript

We have offices in Point Richmond, CA and Portland, OR and a remote team in Redmond, WA. If this sounds like you or something you would be interested in, we would like to hear from you. Please send your resume to Bee Tan (btan@vertigo.com).


We are seeking an experienced visual interface designer to join our design practice at Vertigo. Our company, with offices in California and Oregon, designs and builds world-class interactive products for brand name clients across a broad range of industries. Every team member has the opportunity to work with a variety of platforms (Web, iOS, Windows 8, Xbox, Android) and clients, each one presenting a unique creative challenge. At Vertigo we work in a multi-disciplinary approach. Our engineering practice understands the exceptional value that good design brings to the products we build – you will see your design ideas implemented in the final product pretty much as you intended. And we ship or launch 99.9% of what we start. That’s pretty impressive!

What We’re Looking For

First and foremost you are passionate about solving real-world visual design challenges. But of course you have a solid knowledge of visual design skills, processes and deliverables and know how to apply them to interactive products. You love color, typography, and a good sketch, and you’re willing to push creative boundaries.

You are a creative visual thinker who can successfully plan and prioritize your work, but you’re at your best in collaborative team environments. You have strong communication skills and can clearly articulate your design concepts to internal teams and clients.

You know how to shepherd your designs through the project lifecycle from hand sketch to final artwork. You pay close attention to detail and you’re willing to iterate, refine and polish the design to the end.

And finally, you love working with smart, talented, fun people in a creative atmosphere of collaboration doing the best work possible.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of typography, color, layout, data visualization, and brand systems
  • Design experience for application-specific contexts – UI controls, iconography, device resolution
  • Mastery of common visual design tools – pencils to pixels
  • Design experience for iOS, Android, modern web standards and Microsoft platforms
  • Ability to facilitate or participate in design ideation sessions
  • Ability to work productively with engineering teams
  • Understanding of the needs of a consulting business: time, scope and budget
  • Exposure to  Scrum or Agile development methodologies
  • Client consulting experience
  • An ongoing desire to learn and to share what you know with your colleagues
  • Interaction design or web development skills are a bonus
  • Experience with motion graphics or animation a bonus

Interested?

Please include a link to an online portfolio in your resume.

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Want to know more about our company? Read the rest of the website. Want to know about our various benefits, read on.

Tangible Benefits
  • San Francisco Bay Area competitive salary (really and truly)
  • Bonus plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match via Charles Schwab
  • Complete health coverage (medical, dental, full dependent coverage) with premiums covered by Vertigo
  • Life and ADD insurance at no cost to employees
  • Disability insurance at no cost to employees
  • Industry certification training and tuition
  • Regular performance and compensation reviews
  • Regular parties – er, team-building events
Intangible Benefits
  • Acceptable office attire includes shorts and t-shirts; unacceptable office attire has yet to be identified.
  • Cool, comfy Aeron chairs and dual widescreen monitors
  • Easy reverse commute = no road rage
  • Soda machine stocked with free regular and diet soda
  • Our office is short walk to the post office, a library, more than a dozen restaurants, 2 markets, and gorgeous state park right on the San Francisco Bay
  • Time for full lives outside the office, despite fascinating work
  • Ample office space
  • Xbox 360 and 60" high definition TVs, along with a full-size MAME arcade cabinet, in our fully furnished game room
  • Ten-foot projection screen in our huge meeting space with another Xbox 360, frequently used for Guitar Hero and Rock Band sessions
  • Fridge has icemaker