RunKeeper transforms your phone into a personal trainer, helping you track your runs, set your goals, and stay motivated to go that extra mile!

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Why work here?

We are a small team of scrappy and smart (smaht) entrepreneurs that share the common goal of building a breakthrough consumer health business. We embrace our core values, and have a strict policy of no-egos allowed.

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Perks

We don't have ping-pong, foosball, slides or on-site physicians. We also don't have much bureaucracy, red tape or busy work. We're driven by our mission of making the world a healthier place, and we'll give you flexibility, freedom, autonomy, and ownership of your role. That's all in addition to our ever-growing benefits package.

And don't worry, we have plenty of fun in the process, between our impromptu stretching sessions, regular company- and team-wide fun outings, and general office awesomeness.

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In one form or another we're all directly or indirectly excited (obsessed even) about health at RunKeeper. With health at the heart of our culture at RunKeeper, there's a lot that can be done to formally extend that into our culture.

We build a product that aims to make the the world a healthier place. We have a unique advantage as a company; many of us are just like our users. We are active runners, cyclists, walkers, hikers, swimmers and even martial artists. We combine these interests with the interest in building a product that helps improve our own health and the health of the world.

By fully embracing health at the heart of our culture we are able to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Below are a list of values that we use to drive everything we do at RunKeeper:

Users come first.

The first question we should ask ourselves when evaluating any course of action is, how does it affect our users?

Done is better than perfect.

While we take great pride in our work and have a tendency to want things to be perfect, it is important to fight through that tendency, move quickly, and receive continuous feedback and learning as we go.

Be relentless.

We have a huge vision and lots of work in front of us, and there are a lot of people who doubt us and tell us it can't be done or that it can't be us. In order to make sure that it is and will be, each one of us needs to be relentless in all that we do.

Stay humble.

No matter how much success we achieve along the way, it is important that we stay humble and remember where we've come from.

Work together.

Smarts and hard work are important, but they are nothing if we don't work together as a team.

Take risks.

It is essential that we create an environment where it is OK to take risks.

Trust is everything.

Trust takes years to establish and seconds to destroy, and this trust is paramount to all that we do.

Senior UX Designer

Give RunKeeper a hand in discovering and solving one of life's biggest human and design problems: Motivation. You can help millions maybe even billions (someday) of real people close the gap between action and intent and seriously make a difference in their lives and health. This is hacking human behavior at its finest!

Not only that, but you'll be superglued to a team of engineers, product managers, biz devs, and visual designers to create experiences that not only our users love, but also that big brands want to partner with us to bring to life! (it's a two way street on this team).

Where you'd fit in

You'd be one of 3 UX designers on our small but focused UX team, and work on a cross-functional "Brand" scrum team. You'd be reporting to the Director of User Experience. The UX team at RunKeeper is part of our Product Org along with our Product Management and Data teams.

What you're responsible for

Solve real problems in a way that customers love and use and brands value. Thats your one job.

  • Work danger close with a Product Manager to define customer/brand "Problems"
  • Work danger close with Engineers and Viz. Designers to create a "Solution" to those problems
  • Work with Biz Dev to help define concepts brands love while maintaining focus on solving the real problems users have
  • Work with Brands directly to understand their pain and work concepts and ideas through the process collaboratively
  • Sketch & prototype those new experiences with just enough documentation. Wireframes need not apply
  • Run customer interviews and observational studies to understand the problem up front
  • Design and moderate (mostly formative) in person usability testing to make sure the product works
  • Work the solution after shipping until we get it right
  • Get all of this done in a pretty well functioning Agile environment
  • Help to grow the competencies of the UX team by introducing new processes and methodologies

Skills that pay the bills

  • 5-8 years as an UX or Interaction designer; consumer product is a plus
  • At least 3 years working on a mobile-centric product
  • A portfolio of work that shows you've solved some pretty hard problems for real people.
  • MS or some relevant education in HCI or Human Factors is a big plus
  • Previous work at an Agency or other area where Client Management skills were needed is a big plus (This is the Brand team after all)
  • Sees the entire world through a "customer problem" point of view
  • Hold your own within a group of smart and eager engineers and product managers
  • Knows that shipping is still just the start of the process; ready to iterate and validate until we get it right.
  • Super comfortable designing tight and simple experiences for iOS and Android

What's the team like?

You'll fit right in if you:

  • Communicate best with animated gifs
  • Like to argue about types of beer
  • Like to reminisce about your favorite X-Files episodes
  • Read all the UX and product blogs you possibly can every day
  • Download a million apps you only use once just to see how "they did it"

What's up with RunKeeper?

RunKeeper helps more than 40 million people around the world experience the joys of running and is on a mission to build the next great consumer brand.

Give us a call

Email Drew Condon to apply. Please point us to some example UX work, the lower-fi the better. It's the thought that counts!

Customer Experience Specialist

Do you want to interact with our growing global community of 40 million fitness enthusiasts? Join our Community Team and engage with our users while working side-by-side with internal teams to improve the RunKeeper experience. We are looking for someone who welcomes the challenge of delighting as many users as possible while wearing many hats. Oh, by the way, you'll be working for one of Boston's hottest mobile startups with an awesome group of people!

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with our user base across all channels, such as social media, email, technical writings, etc...
  • Be an advocate for our users' needs to our Product Team
  • Contribute to our Help Center and enable our users with the tools needed to succeed
  • Work with our Marketing Team to deliver high quality content for our user base
  • Assist in making the Community Team and RunKeeper as kickass as possible!

Requirements

  • Tech-savvy problem solver, familiar with mobile/web technologies
  • Strong communication skills with thick skin
  • RunKeeper user is highly desired
  • Awesome person who loves rolling up their sleeves and getting the job done

Interested? Contact Garon Davis with a resume and a pitch on why you're a great fit.

Digital Marketing Manager

RunKeeper helps more than 40 million people around the world experience the joys of running and is on a mission to build the next great consumer brand. We are looking for a scrappy, analytical digital marketer to join RunKeeper's growing marketing team. You will be responsible for managing RunKeeper's online user acquisition and engagement strategy, and optimizing RunKeeper web, blog, email, and social channels to maximize conversion to our paid Elite offering.

What you'll be doing

  • Implementing campaigns to drive user acquisition, re-engagement and conversion, based on analysis of customer behavior and app trends
  • Leading content strategy for RunKeeper's web, blog, and email channels to increase traffic and conversions to RunKeeper Elite
  • Working with RunKeeper data, product, and community teams to identify impactful community stories for all channels
  • Working with RunKeeper product team and other stakeholders to develop in-app communication strategy
  • Measuring and reporting on the effectiveness of marketing programs and campaigns, with the purpose of improving resource allocation, efficiency, and revenue generation.

Who you are

  • You're highly analytical, obsessed with measuring, A/B testing, and doing it again
  • You've got excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills
  • You're no stranger to SEO and optimizing content for maximum reach and conversion
  • Or managing email drip/re-engagement campaigns
  • Google Analytics is your jam
  • You've got a passion for running and producing engaging content for the running community
  • Wouldn't hurt if you've dabbled around with App Store optimization before

Interested? Contact Erin Glabets with a resume and a pitch on why you're a great fit.

DevOps Engineer

RunKeeper works to make physical fitness accessible to everyone via an awesome mobile fitness app. Our creative, fun-loving team is looking for an additional DevOps Engineer, and we encourage you to apply!

The Team

In a field that celebrates rockstars and firefighters, we’re looking for someone who wants to join a collaborative, informal, fast-moving technical team. The Systems team reports directly to the CTO, and consists of a team lead and four engineers. While there’s a lot of skill overlap among the team’s engineers, this position focuses on infrastructure. The two DevOps Engineers design and implement robust and scalable data and applications platforms, striving to anticipate other teams' needs. The Systems team uses a lightweight Agile process to keep our workflow under control; daily stand-ups keep us in sync. We work closely with the Data team (analytics, modeling, forecasting), and also with RunKeeper’s Product Management teams to solve each day’s problems while attempting to maintain a ratio of to that is greater than 1.

RunKeeper is invested in the health and well-being of our employees as well as our users. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flex time, fitness reimbursement, a pet-friendly office space, and more!

This is a salaried, full-time position.

Your Role

As DevOps Engineer, your role would include the following:

  • building new infrastructure and improving existing infrastructure to support the company’s goals
  • integrating existing software and developing new software as required
  • selecting and implementing appropriate solutions from a wide spectrum of technologies
  • scaling service offerings in response to demand while keeping operational costs under control

  • creating and enhancing the build and deployment toolchain used by RunKeeper engineers
  • safeguarding user data against loss or breach
  • maintaining service uptime in a 24x7, geographically distributed production environment
  • participating in a weekly on-call rotation
  • providing subject matter expertise on diverse technical topics
  • developing new skills and expertise
  • sharing knowledge, both within the company and in the larger DevOps community

Your Skills and Interests

A successful candidate will possess many of the following:

  • a passion for elegant, scalable, programmatically-driven infrastructure
  • experience with Linux administration, both in the traditional datacenter and on cloud platforms
  • awareness of DevOps methodologies and opinions about applying them in a production environment
  • familiarity with some of the following: PostgreSQL, CouchDB, Redis, Apache Tomcat, HAproxy, Pacemaker, Puppet, Jenkins
  • comfort working in the AWS ecosystem
  • willingness and ability to master and integrate additional technologies
  • motivation to be bold and creative in proposing and implementing solutions, and ability to support your opinions with data
  • facility with programming in shell and the Perl/Python/Ruby trifecta (Java or other JVM languages are a bonus)

We’d love to hear about how you have approached problems similar to the ones we face, and about your successes and setbacks. We encourage candidates from a variety of backgrounds to apply.

Want to find out why it’s so much fun to work here? Email your resume to Steve Huff to apply. Please include "RunKeeper DevOps Engineer" in the subject line.

Sr. Software Engineer

Are you a Software Engineer that wants to join a team of passionate, entrepreneurial, self-starters? Do you want to work for a mission driven Boston based mobile startup? At RunKeeper we all share a vision to make the world healthier by turning your smartphone into a personal trainer. We are looking for a senior software engineer to lead new mobile projects from concept to implementation. You will be working on the development of key functionality and infrastructure across the entire RunKeeper system in areas such as fitness tracking, coaching, social features, analytics and device integration.

Responsibilities

  • Hands-on development for iOS and Android
  • Hands-on development of Java-based web applications
  • Writing solid, well-documented code, and rooting out hard-to-find issues to ensure quality
  • Learn fast and not be afraid to tackle new technologies
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent degree and 5+ years of experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking projects from inception to completion
  • Experience with many of the following: iOS, Android , Java, Objective-C, JSP, JavaScript, AJAX, SQL, Facebook APIs, OAuth, or Agile/Scrum

Interested?

UI Developer, Software Engineering

We're looking for a developer who wants to join a team of passionate, entrepreneurial self-starters here at RunKeeper. Your skillset will expand with each passing day at RunKeeper, as you work with our Marketing and Brand teams to maximize our user acquisition, Elite offering conversion, and brand partner programs. That skillset will be constantly iterating and improving upon RunKeeper's web presence: working on our blog, email, and social channels, and leading the engineering roll-out of campaigns to millions of users. If you build it, they will come.

Responsibilities

  • Learn. You don't know what you don't know. You'll need to learn fast, communicate effectively, and aggressively tackle unfamiliar projects
  • Build allthethings. Develop and build upon our web presence and social channels
  • Build sites using CSS / HTML / Javascript, with the mobile experience in mind
  • Lead marketing campaign roll-outs, using database and administrative tools
  • Develop Java-based web applications utilizing Mac/Linux systems
  • Proactively follow web design best practices, usability patterns, and leading UI/UX trends

Requirements

  • Heart. Miles and miles of heart. Must be passionate about the space.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Thorough understanding of basic web tech: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JSON, XML
  • Familiarity with simple SQL / Postgres commands and usage
  • Passion for creating engaging, intuitive, efficient, highly usable web interfaces
  • Experience in responsive design frameworks and mobile web application development
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking projects from inception to completion
  • Ability to move quickly between different projects and meet deadlines

What's up with RunKeeper?

RunKeeper helps more than 40 million people around the world experience the joys of running and is on a mission to build the next great consumer brand.

Contact Us

Do you want to work for a mission driven, Boston based mobile startup? Email engineering.jobs@runkeeper.com to apply. Please point us to some example User Interface Development work, so we can get a chance to see your work, both on the visual and code side.

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