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Kik - Content Manager, Kin

Content Manager, Kin

Kik New York City, New York, United States of America

We're looking for a content manager eager to join a small but nimble team with audacious goals. We appreciate self-starters who have experience in supporting communications and marketing programs. You'll help shape, organize and execute editorial strategy but should also have no problem getting your hands dirty. As Kik scales its marketing team and focuses efforts around the Kin cryptocurrency and larger Kin Ecosystem, you will be a key member of a small, high-impact team. What you'll do: Serve as managing editor for all Kin properties , Own and manage the Kin Foundation blog , Coordinate and work with various writers throughout both Kik and Kin to ensure blog posts are on track , Write bylines on behalf of employees and manage the process for editing and approval , Copyedit various documents, ranging from blog posts to privacy policies , Build cross-functional relationships between departments located in New York, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Waterloo , Support campaigns with other teams, including community management, marketing and social media , Manage and update an internal style guide Experience We Like: , At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience working with B2B companies – cryptocurrency companies are a plus! , Excellent verbal and written communications skills , Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment , Experience building and running content programs autonomously , Experience managing different writers , Experience working closely with developers, Easy going and sense of humor are a plus About Kin: Created by Kik, Kin is a cryptocurrency that brings together a broad group of participants to create an open ecosystem of digital services that prioritizes consumer experience and choice. Implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, Kin will serve as the basis of interoperability within the Kin Ecosystem.
Kik - Android Developer

Android Developer

Kik Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for a brilliant Android Developer with strong experience to join our team. As an Android Developer at Kik, you’ll be able to leave your mark by working on the Kik native client, the core of Kik Messenger, a product that is used by over 300 million people worldwide. Your Impact: Implement new features in the Kik Messenger mobile app. , Contribute to everything from low-level networking and parsing to application logic to UI implementation. , Provide feedback into product design. Experience We Like: , Deep knowledge of Android SDK. , Experience taking a feature from description through implementation to completion. , 1+ year of mobile software development experience. , Strong experience with software design patterns. , Motivated, “get it done” attitude. *Perks: * , Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage. , Stock Options. , Flexible work hours. , Catered lunch and dinner from a top restaurant! , Starbucks! , Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December! , Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes! , Pingpong and Foosball tables. , Much more! About Kik: Our mission is to connect the world through chat. We are doing that by building an ecosystem of services around Kik chat, so users can connect with people, businesses, and the world around them. Kik is used by millions of users every day where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Since our company’s founding in 2009, we have raised US$120.5 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Partners, and Spark Capital. In August 2015, Tencent – China’s largest company and the maker of WeChat – invested US$50 million in Kik, valuing the company at US$1 billion. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, close to the University of Waterloo, where Kik’s founders were students. We also have offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv.
Kik - iOS Developer

iOS Developer

Kik Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

We are looking for brilliant developers with strong iOS experience who have a passion for mobile and enjoy developing in a fast-paced, innovative environment. As an iOS Developer at Kik, you’ll be able to leave your mark by working on the Kik native client, the core of Kik Messenger, a product that is used by millions of people worldwide. Your Impact: Implement new features in the Kik Messenger mobile app. , Work in a small team environment and ship code. , Contribute ideas and participate in design and planning discussions. , Contribute to everything from low-level networking and parsing, to application logic, to UI implementation. Experience We Like: , Strong knowledge of the iOS SDK. , Prior involvement in implementing a feature from specification to completion. , Real-world mobile development experience (through work or personal projects). , Strong experience with software design patterns. Perks: , Generous Health, Drug and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage. , Stock Options. , Flexible work hours. , Catered lunch and dinner from a top restaurant! , Starbucks! , Flexible Vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December! , Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes! , Pingpong and Foosball tables. , Much more! About Kik: Our mission is to connect the world through chat. We are doing that by building an ecosystem of services around Kik chat, so users can connect with people, businesses, and the world around them. Kik is used by millions of users every day where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Since our company’s founding in 2009, we have raised US$120.5 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Partners, and Spark Capital. In August 2015, Tencent – China’s largest company and the maker of WeChat – invested US$50 million in Kik, valuing the company at US$1 billion. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, close to the University of Waterloo, where Kik’s founders were students. We also have offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv.

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Kik - Server Developer

Server Developer

Kik Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

As a Server Developer at Kik, you will work on a highly-scaled distributed system that receives hundreds of millions of messages and terabytes of raw data in real-time per day. Facing some of the most difficult challenges in modern software engineering, your team will power the core of a system relied on every day by millions of users. You’ll be building server components to improve users' daily digital life. Your Impact: Designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems and delivering high-availability and performance using our gRPC microservices framework. , Participate in full software development lifecycle and write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise. , Take part in an on-call rotation to maintain our users' trust. Experience We Like: , Experience building scalable solutions with Java, Go or Python. , Experience working with relational and noSQL databases. , Experience working in the AWS ecosystem. , You are passionate, highly motivated, and fun to work with. , Able to deliver amazing results with minimal guidance and supervision. , Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. , Nice to have: Javascript experience and understanding of web paradigms. Perks: , Generous Health, Drug, and Dental benefits plans, including Family and Travel coverage. , Stock options. , Flexible work hours. , Catered lunch and dinner from a top restaurant. , Starbucks! , Flexible vacation: 3 weeks plus a 2-week shutdown in December. , Fully equipped office gym with a shower and towel service, and fitness classes. , Ping-pong and Foosball tables. , Much more! About Kik: Our mission is to connect the world through chat. We are doing that by building an ecosystem of services around Kik chat, so users can connect with people, businesses, and the world around them. Kik is used by millions of users every day where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Since our company’s founding in 2009, we have raised US$120.5 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Partners, and Spark Capital.In August 2015, Tencent – China’s largest company and the maker of WeChat – invested US$50 million in Kik, valuing the company at US$1 billion. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, close to the University of Waterloo, where Kik’s founders were students. We also have offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv.
Kik - Senior Server Developer

Senior Server Developer

Kik Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

We are looking for an excellent, innovative and motivated Software Developer, to build tools that enhance digital services with blockchain technology. The backend team uses cutting edge technologies like cloud computing, micro-services, containers, high performing DBs like AuroraDB and DynamoDB and is closely integrated with Kik messenger, a platform with millions of users.By helping us build the first consumer grade blockchain technology, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, while becoming a thought leader in the blockchain development community . On a daily basis, you can expect to explore state-of-the-art technologies such as: Blockchain - Ethereum, Stellar. , Relational and non-relational databases - Aurora, DynamoDB. , Asynchronous processing - Kafka, Firehose. , Cloud deployment tools - Ansible, Packer. Your Impact: , Contribute to all phases of the development life cycle The position involves the entire development cycle – from requirements gathering to implementation, delivery and following data insights to improve next cycles. , Develop the tools and infrastructure that power backend infrastructure. , Developing our microservice framework. , Improving our deployment infrastructure. , Operating core database systems (ZooKeeper, Cassandra, Redis, etc). , Work on and contribute to open source projects, communicating with 3rd party developers and writing blog posts about your work! *Experience we like: * , 5+ years professional experience in software development. , Experience building server applications that support large user bases, preferably in a B2C environment. , Bachelor’s degree in computer science or service in a technological army unit or equivalent experience. , Experience in Networking Programming & Protocols, Client Server Programming, API design. , Working experience with SQL databases as well as noSQL. , Great team player and communication skills. , Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Python, Javascript or Go. , Experience with working with AWS services considered an asset. , Experience with developing an SDK product - considered and asset. , Experience with blockchain technology considered an asset. Perks: , Walking distance from the Tel Aviv HaShalom train station. , Paid meals on a Ten-bis card. , Flexible office hours. , Work with cutting edge technology, daily! About Kin: Our mission is to connect the world through chat. We are doing that by building an ecosystem of services around Kik chat, so users can connect with people, businesses, and the world around them. Kik is used by millions of users every day where people can chat with friends and connect with chat-based services. Since our company’s founding in 2009, we have raised US$120.5 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Partners, and Spark Capital.In August 2015, Tencent – China’s largest company and the maker of WeChat – invested US$50 million in Kik, valuing the company at US$1 billion. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, close to the University of Waterloo, where Kik’s founders were students. We also have offices in Toronto, New York, and Tel Aviv.