Seeking Internet Sand Castle Builders.

Generous benefits included.

The internet: a force for good.

To keep it that way, we’re hiring. We’re looking for people who embrace curiosity, play and provocation to solve problems. It’s this restless mindset that gets anything worth doing done. We have it and our clients have it. If you have it — whether you work locally or remotely — let’s play. Check out our open positions and get in touch.

Some Goodies:

  • Medical, education and technology benefits
  • 2 blocks from BART
  • Remote-friendly within 3hrs PST
  • Friday lunches
  • Games Nights + other nerd activities
  • Conference travel to Drupalcon + BADCamp

Open Positions

Frontend Developer

Help the world experience your beautiful vision across multiple devices.

What You'll Do

You’re hungry to learn and experiment with new technologies and frameworks and contribute to creating this massive experiment we call the web. On the flip side, you keep an eye towards standards and accessibility, so the world (and its robot inhabitants) can experience your vision across multiple devices.

You will be primarily responsible for engineering the frontend user experience on client projects. This could mean working with backend devs to turn mock-ups into working code, creating a living styleguide and prototype with component-based design in our Kalastatic framework, or using React to build interactive web applications.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills. Not only do we like talking, you’ll also be (shock!) speaking with our wonderful clients.
  • Mastery of web fundamentals. You must know how to bend the internet to your will using our basic tech (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript). Please give us work samples (projects, code, URLs) so we can admire your masterpieces.
  • Adopt web standards and best practices. Write meaningful, semantic, HTML that responds across a number of different devices, and meets accessibility guidelines.
  • Front-end frameworks. Because reinventing the wheel is silly, have the ability to utilize an existing framework like Bootstrap or Foundation. We’re not blind zealots though, maybe you know a better framework—convince us!
  • Tools. Comfortable with modern development practices and build tools like git, Node.js, and Grunt.
  • SASS. Use a CSS preprocessor like SASS to create reusable components, fully adopting the DRY principle. You embrace all of what CSS3 has to offer, including Flexbox.

You Might Also Know About

  • SVG and CSS3 animation
  • Web components
  • JavaScript-based frameworks like React, AngularJS or AwesomeThingJS

Drupal Developer

Expand knowledge, drop knowledge, build the Internet.

What You'll Do

You'll be working on a mix of interesting projects for worthy organizations, and be counted upon to solve problems in code, and work in a team context using agile methodologies.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills. Not only do we like talking, you’ll also be (shock!) speaking with our wonderful clients.
  • Mastery of web fundamentals. You must know how to bend the internet to your will using our basic tech (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, git). Please give us work samples (projects, code, URLs) so we can admire your masterpieces.
  • Deep expertise with the Drupal API and module development. You don’t need to memorize the Forms API, but knowing the structure of Drupal code, being able to use these conventions to create code other Drupal developers can use, and having the contextual knowledge to jump into (reasonably) well-structured Drupal projects is essential.
  • Familiarity with Drupal sitebuilding and its power. We need folks who know when to site build, and when to get deep into the code (again, please provide samples).

You Might Also Know About

  • Translating functional requirements into technical architecture.
  • Implementing solutions within deadlines mutually agreed upon with your project manager.
  • Communicating with your project manager to find the most effective solution to a problem.
  • Showing teammates how to use your favorite technologies.
  • Using your passion for DevOps to automate workflows and process through continuous integration and deployment.

Project Manager

Come harness the universe’s chi flow to push projects from start to finish.

What You'll Do

You’ll push projects from initial discovery to UX design to implementation, harnessing the universe’s chi flow to meet goals and deliver deliverables, on schedule, in scope, and on budget. You will analyze things, report things, and refine the flows of things. You’ll act as liaison between an account manager, a content strategist, UX designers, a UX engineer, a solutions architect, developers, QA, and site builders.

Qualifications

  • Understanding of content strategy, UX and development roles + relationships
  • Proficiency with JIRA + comfort with its reporting capabilities
  • Experience working with front-end and back-end devs, designers, clients
  • Zeal for prioritizing and executing multiple, simultaneous tasks
  • Comfort with agile processes, including SCRUM, team-powered estimation, stand-ups
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Demonstrable experience writing issues
  • Ability to recognize changes in scope and act accordingly
  • Thorough attention to detail in providing QA support

You Might Also Know About

  • Workflow imagineering
  • A bit about higher education and/or nonprofits

About Kalamuna

Kalamuna makes the Internet for rabble-rousing organizations driven to tinker, critique, and change the way things are. We like to play with the existing state of affairs by testing strategies, coming up with new solutions, new paradigms, and new ways of doing things. It’s this restless, change-making mindset that gets anything worth doing done. We have it and our clients have it. And it’s what drives our work in design, strategy, user experience, and development. When we play, mission-driven organizations win.

Working With Us

Kalamuna is committed to building practical solutions that empower organizations and individuals. You’ll be working simultaneously on a reasonable mix of interesting projects for mission-driven organizations, and be counted upon to solve problems in code in a team context leveraging agile methodologies.

We’re also committed to your excellence and continued development and will actively seek to intersect projects with your ambitions.

Kalamuna offers many benefits including health insurance, commuter benefits, a continued learning stipend, a flexible PTO policy, federal holidays and catered Friday lunches. We also organize team building workshops and company-wide conference attendance.

We’re looking for individuals with a broad range of interests and experiences to be themselves. Your story, your passion is what interests us most.

Non-discrimination statement

Kalamuna is committed to eradicating institutional discrimination and bias, and to uplifting the lived experiences of all minorities.

As such, Kalamuna welcomes applications from all backgrounds, particularly from people of color; women; LGBTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people who are differently-abled; and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds. Kalamuna is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, marital status and policy party affiliation, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.

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