Wildcard is building and serving the largest library of mobile cards in the world. Look no further than Google Now or Twitter for a glimpse at the world where mobile cards have replaced web pages on mobile. Today, cards give mobile users the info they want without requiring a click into the “legacy web.” With Wildcard, users get access not just to info, but to the actions and functionality they want without having to navigate to subpar mobile web sites. We are building the easiest and most intuitive way for users to find and interact with premium mobile cards on their phone.
We’re working on hard problems related to web emulation, network performance, platform design, and interface design. Every single person on our team has achieved at the highest levels and has at least one successful exit under their belt. We recently raised a Series A round from top tier venture firms and are building out a small but exceptional group to take on giants. If you think immense challenges are fun and appreciate sitting next to fantastic people who take deep pride in everything they do, this is an environment where you will be happy every day. We build out of a sweet loft in soho. Brown bag lunches and tech/design talks are the norm. We differentiate on people, not snacks and other trivial perks. This is where you come to work amongst the best. Apply for one of the open positions below and then hold onto your hat… .
Structuring data around every single mobile web site on the internet is no small task. Data needs to be collected, parsed, structured, and analyzed at tremendous scale, and Wildcard is looking for an all around data focused hacker to shape our efforts.
Our future data hacker is a jack-of-all trades willing to use or learn whatever tool or technology is required to help reach the end goal. You should be creative enough to seek out interesting signals within the noise, and be confident enough
that you can use the data to create interesting product value
in ambitious timeframes.
If you are our future mobile product engineer then you will be the one who implements the card-based experience that replaces the legacy mobile web. Workling closely with a top-notch design team, you'll iterate on product until Wildcards are top-notch experiences that let users accomplish the tasks they set out on 10x faster than they would with web pages. If you've ever had big ambition, and you're a user focused developer interested in building in iOS or Android, then we'd love to talk to you. You care about building and iterating rapidly, testing your assumptions based upon actual
user data and instrumentation, and paying attention to the details. Previous iOS or Android experience is not required, however a solid background in computer science and a love of product and interface-first development are.
One of the major advantages of mobile cards is that they work really well on many different platforms: iOS, Android, mobile web, desktop web, email, and more. In fact, in the early days many people will be initially exposed to cards for the first time not in native apps, but in the legacy web. If you join Wildcard as a frontend focused web developer you’ll take on the enormous challenge of making sure that web based cards are as close as possible in both experience and performance as native mobile cards. It’s likely that you believe that through solid engineering, web based experiences can be comparable to native apps, you pay attention to the latest browser features and APIs, and you have strong opinions about the latest batch of JS app development frameworks.
The number one benefit that mobile cards offer over the legacy web is speed. As a platform engineer at Wildcard, you’ll constantly evaluate every technical decision you make by asking the question, “Does this make us faster?” You’ll deal with tough challenges related to web emulation, session management, request proxying, performance optimization, and card execution logic. We run our core platform stack on the JVM, use Chef for configuration and deployment, and continuous integration to make sure that our various environments are running the latest code and deploys go seamlessly…all so our platform engineers can focus largely on application logic and less on operations. If you have deep experience in backend development in the Java world, and if you’re looking for a big interesting technical challenge, then the platform engineering position may be for you.