Are you interested in joining us here at Spritz? We are growing at a breakneck pace and facing a challenging workload. Changing reading isn’t easy. We are looking for people who want to be part of our story. We pay for 100% of your healthcare plan, make a monthly HSA contribution and offer a generous stock option package to all employees.

Please submit a coverletter and resume or CV to impactplayer@spritzinc.com for consideration on any of these positions.

Salt Lake City (Engineering) Positions

Position Title: Sr. Android Developer

Position Type: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Summary:

Work in a collaborative, team environment with a focus on designing and developing enterprise-grade mobile applications, working on native applications running on the Android platform. You set high standards for yourself and are a respected technical leader within your team. You take quality and process seriously and believe in writing excellent code—yet, you are able to scale your efforts to the business’ need. Ultimately, you are passionate about delivering the best experience for the end-user and take personal ownership of the success of your product.

Note: This position is at our Salt Lake City, UT, engineering headquarters. Please no headhunters and no visa sponsorship requests. We are giving preference to candidates local to Utah.

We are looking for individuals who can:

• Design, develop, and maintain enterprise-grade applications and SDKs on the Android platform
• Utilize software craftsmanship techniques to ensure rapid time-to-market, high-productivity development
• Creating innovative technology features to revolutionize this industry
• Support critical market success requirements of high quality, performance, maintainability, and scalability
• Define and develop a user experience definition that exceeds customer expectations
• Ensure development adheres to defined requirements and specifications
• Ensure development maintains backwards compatibility for all platform API levels and works properly across multiple devices
• Produce high quality, elegant code
• Provide technical assistance to technical support group. Some direct customer support may be required

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

• BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
• 7+ years of software development experience
• Developed at least 3 Android applications
• 3+ years of experience with Android SDK, Eclipse, and Android Emulator
• 3+ years of experience UI/UX design using Android SDK
• 5+ years of experience working with remote data
• 5+ years of experience with third-party libraries and APIs
• Have published at least one original Android app

Additional Requirements:

• Commercial experience developing enterprise applications
• Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
• Skilled with Data Structures, Object Oriented Concepts and Design Patterns
• Experience integrating with RESTful and OAuth2 and web services
• Experience developing native applications for the Android platform
• Experience working with the Android SDK, Android APIs and frameworks
• Ability to thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate with other team members across the organization, product owners and senior management

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:

• Experience with agile engineering practices
• Experience with iOS development a plus
• Experience with open source software
• Previous startup experience a plus
• Experience with MongoDB a plus
• A sense of humor – you won’t do well here if you don’t have fun at work
• The ability to put the keyword “Madagascar” in the subject of your email – let’s see who is reading our entire job description

Front-End Developer

Position Type: Full Time
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Summary:

Work in a collaborative, team environment with a focus on designing and developing interactive websites. You set high standards for yourself and are a respected technical leader within your team. You take quality and process seriously and believe in writing excellent code—yet, you are able to scale your efforts to the business’ need. Ultimately, you are passionate about delivering the best experience for the end-user and take personal ownership of the success of your product.

Note: This position is at our Salt Lake City, UT, engineering headquarters. Please no headhunters and no visa sponsorship requests. We are giving preference to candidates local to Utah.
We are looking for individuals who can:

• Design, develop, and maintain websites and web application user interfaces.
• Discuss technical requirements with clients and provide innovative new ideas for solutions
• Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies
• Utilize software craftsmanship techniques to ensure rapid time-to-market, high-productivity development
• Support critical market success requirements of high quality, performance, maintainability, and scalability
• Define and develop a user experience definition that exceeds customer expectations
• Ensure development adheres to defined requirements and specifications
• Ensure development maintains backwards compatibility for all platform API levels and works properly across multiple devices
• Providing accurate timing estimates on work.
• Contribute to instructional and technical specification documentation
• Produce high quality, elegant code
• Provide technical assistance to technical support group. Some direct customer support may be required

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

• BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of experience in web development and design

Additional Requirements:

• Experience with HTML 5
• Experience with CSS 3 and using CSS preprocessors
• Experience with responsive design
• JavaScript experience, including working with JQuery, unit testing in JavaScript, experience developing complex applications, and knowledge of JavaScript design patterns.
• Experience with or desire to learn JavaScript built tools and package managers like Grunt and NPM
• Excellent debugging abilities with Chrome developer tools or similar
• Experience with GIT or other version control system
• Ability to create visually pleasing designs using a knowledge of page layout, typography, and icon design
• Ability to thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate with other team members across the organization, product owners and senior management

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:

• Experience with agile engineering practices
• Experience with an MV* framework such as Angular, Backbone, etc.
• Knowledge of user experience design and usability best practices.
• Previous startup experience a plus
• Experience with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
• Experience with Flash and ActionScript.
• Experience with WordPress.
• A sense of humor – you won’t do well here if you don’t have fun at work
• The ability to put the keyword “Morocco” in the subject of your email – let’s see who is reading our entire job description

Boston (Research and Development) Positions

Position Title: Sr. Product Developer

Position Type: Full Time
Location: Wakefield, MA

Position Summary:

Work in a collaborative, team environment with a focus on research and development of modern reading technologies especially for mobile and wearable applications. You set high standards for yourself, and are a respected researcher with an engineering and/or software development background. You take quality and process seriously, and are creative and capable to turn this creativity into prototypes and patented IP. You are very interested in communicating your ideas, and supporting the other teams, including development teams in other states and/or countries. This is a technology startup and we need people who share our passion, and are willing and able to work in a startup company.

Note: This position is at our Wakefield, MA, headquarters. Please no headhunters and no visa sponsorship requests.

We are looking for individuals who can:

• Survey and comprehend the state of the art in modern reading technologies
• Create innovations in the field of modern reading technologies
• Apply systematic development to innovative ideas and drive them into evaluated prototypes
• Systematically create and enhance IP
• Write up patents for evaluated innovations
• Develop necessary support systems (mostly software based) for evaluating innovations and prototypes
• Provide pre-development packages ready to implement for the operations team
• With the ability to be self-directed. and able to handle the ever changing startup environment

Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements:

• Master Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience (PhD desired)
• 2+ years of research experience in Computer Science or Engineering
• 2+ years of experience in software development in several languages
• Own scientific publication(s)
• Experience in patent writing
• Strong knowledge in product development methods and processes
• Strong knowledge in creativity methods and application
• Strong knowledge in literature research
• Strong ability of communicating, even complicated facts

Additional Requirements:

• Understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
• Understanding of prototyping (development, testing, evaluation)
• Become quickly acquainted with new systems, technologies and enjoys learning
• Ability to combine different scientific fields and realize knowledge transfer
• Ability to thrive in an exciting, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work well in a team environment, and effectively communicate with other team members across the organization, product owners and senior management

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:

• Successfully applied own patents
• Executed additional research in non-engineering fields like psychology or linguistics or in cross-disciplinary fields
• Completed own software projects or apps
• Showed his/her communication abilities in presentations or by teaching
• A sense of humor – you won’t do well here if you don’t have fun at work