Working at Darkroom

We are looking for talented people to join us on our mission to build principled, opinionated creative tools for mobile photographers to help realizing their creative potential.

We are currently a two-person independent software company founded in 2014 on the principles of strong design and mobile-centric product development. We believe that the mobile photography market deserves higher quality creative tools that are not only useful, but easy to use, innovative, and inspiring.

Open positions: iOS Product Engineer, Content & Community Manager

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iOS Product Engineer

You will be doubling the engineering team :) So you'll have a massive impact no matter what. Come join a hands-on environment that fosters product excellence, creativity, and innovation. Come help us make a dent in the mobile photography world and build higher quality creative tools.

What will you do?

  • You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary product team that is founded on strong people, design, and mobile-centric product development.
  • In this role, you will be one of two contributors and hands-on engineer on a team exploring new mobile photography features and technology, developing user experiences and software solutions.
  • You will be an active participant in all product and related business conversations.
  • You will likely take ownership of one of our key platforms: iPhone or iPad

Who are we looking for?

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent industry experience).
  • Has 3 years experience of building iOS apps, knows the capabilities of the platform inside-out.
  • Ability to write clear and high-performance code in Swift, Objective-C and Cocoa Touch.
  • Strong familiarity with iOS SDK; Prior experience developing iOS apps across the stack.
  • An eye for design detail and experience with building great interfaces.
  • Has coded in the last few years and are comfortable showing it during the interview, maybe on GitHub?
  • Knowledge of iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills.
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Content & Community Manager

We want to inspire and educate. We have built a sizable audience on Instagram, Twitter, and Medium. And see a big opportunity to further grow our product through content and community. One such growth opportunity is the creation of a home for our community. Ideal candidates have a passion for mobile photography, are skilled writers, know their way around social media, and empathize with other people.

What will you do?

  • Plan and execute short- and long-term content and community strategy.
  • Overseeing daily content creation and curation across all channels.
  • Write and edit succinct, clear, and engaging content for social media, tutorials, blog posts, and more.
  • Setup a home for our community to come together.
  • Provide support to to those with issues.
  • Manage our App store reviews.

Who are we looking for?

  • Flawless (native or C1) English writer and speaker, preferably a second language.
  • You know how tell a compelling story; you know how to write, take photos, maybe even shoot and edit video.
  • On point communication skills across the board. You're not a robot, you stay away from buzzwords, and are up for real conversations with users and your colleagues.
  • Solid knowledge and experience with social media management and analytics tools.
  • You know how to fly solo, but you're also a great team player. If there's something you don't know, you'll go and find the answer.
  • A keen eye for product development and the ability to translate user needs into action. You're a pro at reading between the lines.
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Open Application

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people. We offer full-time positions and internships in both design and development areas. You are welcome to use this application even if these areas do not match your profile. Please motivate what you are looking for and be as specific as possible. If you are interested in a trainee ship or thesis project, then let us know in your cover letter.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are smart as a whip
  • You are amazing at what you do
  • You are an independent and pro- active worker, you don't need to be told what to do
  • You are passionate to excel on a product, in a people-first team
  • You are persuasive, and will convince us to meet with you!
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Benefits

Even though we are the smallest of small startups, we try and do everything to make sure you feel nourished, motivated, and supported. Our aim is to hire diverse, skilled, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers great work. We love to create an amazing product in a fulfilling and positive way. Want to participate?


Meet the team

The two of us have been best friends and co-workers for over 6 years. We value our intuitions and data as much as other people's and customer feedback. We focus on keeping a steady pace on progress and iteration. Constantly re-balancing building new features, fixing things, and revisiting our previous creations.

Majd Taby

Majd Taby

Founder. iOS engineer by day and product designer by night. Author of Displaced - Stories From the Syrian Diaspora. Previously worked at Instagram, Facebook, and Apple on iCloud.

majd@darkroom.co
Jasper Hauser

Jasper Hauser

Co-founder. Product design craftsman and strategist. Previously worked at Facebook as Design Manager on Pages, Events, and Local. Co-founder of Sofa. Alumni of Disco, and Camino.

jasper@darkroom.co