I tweeted this today:
We have creative freedom to build web products with no revenue model, a worldclass design/dev team and three open jobs: newspring.cc/devjobs
In the last five-ish years I’ve been privileged to help recruit talented, exceptional people to the NewSpring Church staff and watch our team grow from a ragtag little crew into a not-small (but admittedly still a little ragtag) in-house group handling 500+ monthly projects, building frameworks for a few million pageviews and unique visitors to our sites and app.
The rate we’re growing externally necessitates a crazy rate of change internally. Lately I find a lot in common methodologically and culturally with web startups. That’s where the “build web products with no revenue model” part comes in—every other place I’ve worked at or contracted with has to deal with revenue at some point. The things built must be built in the service of a financial bottom line. Big things are rarely built and sustained without someone paying for in a way that eventually shapes what is built and how it’s carried out.
We don’t deal with that. As a church on a mission to reach as many people as possible, if what we build helps get us there, and is wise stewardship of the resources entrusted to us, we want to build it. We’re going to build it. Currently we’re planning the next steps of mobile, apps, and church management systems. Do you want to help build it with us?
Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.
When I came back on staff at the beginning of 2008 everyone told me it was a risk—“career suicide” as my agency friends put it—but I was excited. This January will be five years back for me, more than eight years total at NewSpring, and I can say unequivocally that this is the best, most unique, most stretching place I’ve ever worked. The leadership, the opportunity for change, the volume of work that grows skills and capacity, the room for individual/team contribution and the trust that each employee has access to are all unparalleled.
If you get the best people, you win. If you don’t, it becomes significantly more difficult.
—Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
If you’re a Front-end Developer (HTML, CSS, JS), Mobile Developer (Objective-C, Cocoa, iOS and Android) or a .NET Developer (C#, ASP, MVC, .NET 4+) looking to use your skills to reach and serve people, we’d love to talk. Take a look around our site or app, watch some videos, and if this sounds interesting, we’d love to talk with you.