Mint turns ideas and insights into products people love.
We work with big brands, nonprofits and ambitious startups. Right now we’re building a new platform that will transform the way TV shows are bought and sold, overhauling a large charity website for the paralysis community, and redesigning the digital presence for the world's best-selling mystery author, Agatha Christie.
What makes us unique is that our success is a result of first-hand experience conceiving of and developing our own digital products. Check out Sticky9, DeskBeers and Boomf for examples of companies that started life at Mint.
What we do
Much of our work results in something for the web, but we also work on mobile applications and have even dabbled in hardware. We've been working with Rails for years and it is still our go-to tool for many projects, but we are also strong believers in using the best tool for the job. Recent projects have used: Rails, elixir, Sinatra, AngularJS, vue.js, meteor, golang, redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, mongoDB, WebSockets, JS, CoffeeScript, d3, Chef, Sidekiq, nginx, Ubuntu, git and more. Having said that we believe that a desire to keep learning is more important than the specific skills you have right now. Hopefully you have experience with some toolset, we're not fussy which one. We're more interested in what you've produced than the tools you used to produce it. We love building great software and are constantly reevaluating and improving our process.
How we do it
We prefer to work in small self-sufficient teams, in short sprints. Typically this could be 1-2 developers and a designer. We like to work closely with clients and have them involved throughout. Working software always trumps specs for us and as such we like to get the user something they can play with as early as possible.
Our working principle is to learn through making. Working with us, you could be creating a major site for a client one week, rapidly shipping one of our own startup ideas the next, and working on a quick hack the following week. The software game moves fast and a great developer never stops learning. We prefer all work to be collaborative and use pull requests liberally.
Why we are different
As well as being an agency we have a proven track record of launching ventures both for ourselves and clients. We believe this sets us apart and it allows us to foster entrepreneurial talent in house. This also puts us in a unique position - working at Mint allows you to contribute to exciting IP and subsequently share in its success.
What we're looking for
We’re after a developer with experience developing the back end of web applications to join our development team. You’ll help us help clients in building their vision, and help Mint build our upcoming ventures. Ideally you’ll have 1-2 years experience and have worked with a web framework (e.g. rails, Django etc). Above that you should have an appetite for learning and be comfortable giving and receiving advice. We love to see people excited about new tech, but also practical about getting things done. If you have client facing experience (or a desire to), that is a bonus.
How to apply
If this sounds interesting to you, drop us a line, introduce yourself and explain why. To get the conversation started, what’s been the most recent piece of technology you have learned or played with recently? What excites you most about the next 12 months in tech?
Posted: Friday 20 November 2015