Careers at Crush & Lovely

We are a digital products company based in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood. We’ve been providing creative strategy and executing ideas for clients since 2004. Our team is highly skilled in a variety of disciplines including design, development, video, mobile, and copywriting. We work with a wide range of clients, from startups to fortune 500 companies, and place importance on projects that have the ability to improve people’s lives onscreen and off.

🔖iOS Engineer

We’re seeking an iOS Engineer to join our team. You’ll work on exciting iOS projects for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and our own internal products.

The responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with our highly skilled team to design and develop applications across iOS devices
  • Maintain and extend existing iOS applications
  • Participating in client meetings when needed
  • Meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Keeping updated on new iOS development methods and technologies
  • Communicating effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the team and clients

The requirements

  • 2 years of iOS development experience
  • A knowledge of Git, Objective-C/Swift programming, Cocoa, Xcode
  • An understanding of interactive application development paradigms, memory management, file I/O, network programming, mapping using MapKit, the Google Maps SDK and/or Mapbox, concurrency and multi-threading
  • Experience applying Behavior/Test Driven Development, Acceptance Testing and Continuous Integration practices to iOS applications
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have managed your own studio or solo/freelance practice
  • 👍 Have design sensibilities
  • 👍 Have experience building Android applications
  • 👍 Can bring existing clients to the table who fit our ethos
  • 👍 Live in NYC (not required, but preferred)

Benefits and Perks

  • Option to work remotely
  • Join us in NYC with relocation assistance if needed
  • Health insurance (includes 80% medical with options to add dental and vision coverage for a minimal cost)
  • Additional options for life insurance, disability insurance, voluntary benefits, auto/home insurance, legal services, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for continued training and growth (i.e. conferences, industry events, books, specialized training courses, etc.)
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio
  • Team outings and events (i.e. happy hours, dinners, private studio events, and more)
  • A trip to the Apple store to get you started

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖iOS/Native Engineering Director

We’re seeking a Director, iOS/Native Engineering to join our team. You’ll lead the technology work for exciting iOS, Android, and other native platorm projects for startups, Fortune 500 companies, as well as our own internal products. Applicants may be based anywhere in the United States - we utilize a distributed technology team.

The responsibilities

  • Creation of Estimates and Project Plans for all native platform engineering
  • Leadership and mentorship over a small team of mid- and junior-level iOS/Android engineers
  • Working collaboratively with our highly skilled team to design and develop applications across native devices
  • Maintain and extend existing iOS applications - you will lead the engineering team from within, so we’re looking for someone who can code as well as lead
  • Participating in client meetings when needed
  • Meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Keeping updated on new iOS, Android, and other platform development methods and technologies
  • Communicating effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the team and clients

The requirements

  • 4+ years of iOS development experience
  • A knowledge of Git, Objective-C/Swift programming, Cocoa, Xcode
  • An understanding of interactive application development paradigms, memory management, file I/O, network programming, mapping using MapKit, the Google Maps SDK and/or Mapbox, concurrency and multi-threading
  • Experience applying Behavior/Test Driven Development, Acceptance Testing and Continuous Integration practices to iOS applications
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Proven experience creating project estimates and leading a team of engineers

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have managed your own studio or solo/freelance practice
  • 👍 Have design sensibilities
  • 👍 Have experience building Android applications
  • 👍 Have experience building applications on other native platforms (smartTV, tvOS, etc)

Benefits and Perks

  • Option to work remotely
  • Join us in NYC with relocation assistance if needed
  • Health insurance (includes 80% medical with options to add dental and vision coverage for a minimal cost)
  • Additional options for life insurance, disability insurance, voluntary benefits, auto/home insurance, legal services, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for continued training and growth (i.e. conferences, industry events, specialized training courses, etc.)
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio
  • Team outings and events (i.e. happy hours, dinners, private studio events, and more)
  • A trip to the Apple store to get you started

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖Front-End Engineer (Fulltime Freelance)

We’re seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Front-End Engineer to join our team for an upcoming project. You’ll work closely with @jeffschram in crafting some of the finest sites and applications on the web.

The responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with our highly skilled design team to turn designs into high quality HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Participating in client meetings
  • Meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Keeping up to date on new front-end development methods and technologies
  • Communicating effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the team and clients

The requirements

  • 3+ years front-end development experience
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and Git
  • Understanding of concepts behind OOCSS and BEM
  • Standards-compliant code/cross-browser compatible code (back to IE 7)—plus knowledge of accessibility and usability best practices and techniques
  • Experienced and competent in responsive web design practices
  • Experience with device-/browser-specific testing and debugging
  • Experience with Photoshop
  • Experience working with clients directly (in person meetings, conference calls, email)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have experience using popular Javascript frameworks like React, Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc.
  • 👍 Have deployed HTML5 applications to native containers using Phone Gap, Cordova or other similar platforms
  • 👍 Have used automated testing techniques to protect a user interface against regressions
  • 👍 Have design sensibilities
  • 👍 Live in NYC (not required, but preferred)

Benefits and Perks

  • Option to work remotely
  • Opportunity to transition to a full-time position
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio if you’re based in the NYC area

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖JavaScript/React/Node.js Engineer (Fulltime Freelance)

We’re seeking a JavaScript/React/Node.js Engineer to join our team for an upcoming project. You’ll work closely with our engineering team in crafting some of the finest web applications and APIs on the web.

The responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with our highly skilled team to develop reliable, performant and scalable client- and server-side applications
  • Communicating effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the team and clients
  • Staying current with new development technologies and methodologies
  • Meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Participating in client meetings when needed

The requirements

  • 3+ years programming experience
  • High-level command of JavaScript, Node.js, and the React ecosystem
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining an automated test suite
  • Expertise in Git, Unix
  • Experience implementing and integrating with RESTful JSON APIs
  • Ability to multitask

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have experience with other popular client-side JavaScript frameworks like Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc.
  • 👍 Have expertise and/or experience in large-scale Ruby and/or Node.js application development
  • 👍 Have deployed HTML5 applications to native containers using Phone Gap, Cordova or other similar platforms
  • 👍 Have expertise in other programming languages like Python, Elixir, Erlang, Scala, Objective-C, etc.

Benefits and Perks

  • Option to work remotely
  • Opportunity to transition to a full-time position
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio if you’re based in the NYC area

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖Back-End Engineer (Fulltime Freelance)

We’re seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Back-End Engineer to join our team for an upcoming project. You’ll work closely with our engineering team in crafting some of the finest web applications and APIs on the web.

The responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively with our highly skilled development team to turn ideas into reality using high quality Ruby and JavaScript
  • Participating in client meetings
  • Meeting internal and client deadlines
  • Keeping updated on new development methods and technologies
  • Communicating effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the team and clients

The requirements

  • 3+ years programming experience
  • Expertise in Ruby, JavaScript, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j, PostgreSQL and Git
  • Experienced in deploying and managing production applications
  • Experience with Behavior/Test Driven Development and other Agile practices
  • Experience designing and building JSON APIs using Ruby
  • Experience working with clients directly (in person meetings, conference calls, email)

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have experience building and provisioning servers on Amazon Web Services or other cloud providers
  • 👍 Have expertise in other programming languages like Node, Python, Elixir, Erlang, Scala, Objective-C, etc.
  • 👍 Have experience with other popular client-side JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc.
  • 👍 Have design sensibilities
  • 👍 Live in NYC (not required, but preferred)

Benefits and Perks

  • Option to work remotely
  • Opportunity to transition to a full-time position
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio if you’re based in the NYC area

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖Social Media/Marketing Strategist Internship

We’re seeking a social media and marketing strategist intern to join our team. You’ll work closely with our strategists, project managers, designers and developers in the creation and management of strategic marketing content across multiple platforms - working with the studio brand and client projects.

The responsibilities

  • Participate in strategic planning for marketing campaigns
  • Create content for targeted advertising, email campaigns, landing pages, etc.
  • Create and manage content across all social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and others)
  • Creation of editorial calendars and planning documents
  • Monitor and analyze social media data
  • Learn and use sophisticated targeted marketing techniques and technology

The requirements

  • Interest in pursing a career in digital marketing
  • Involved in social media and aware of digital trends
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • You write, communicate and collaborate in a professional manner
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint/Keynote, Word/Pages
  • Live in NYC

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Have experience working with clients directly (in-person meetings, conference calls, and emails)
  • 👍 Experience working with social analytics tools or web analytics tools
  • 👍 Eager to be involved in real work and make an impact

Benefits and Perks

  • Opportunities for continued training and growth (i.e. conferences, industry events, specialized training courses, etc.)
  • Team outings and events (i.e. happy hours, dinners, private studio events, and more)
  • Subway Metro Card

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖Design Internship

We’re seeking a passionate design intern to join our team. You’ll work closely with our design team in creating compelling visual experiences.

The responsibilities

  • Work under supervision and learn from our design team to create impactful and functional digital and print designs
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Collaborate with our developers, strategists and project managers to arrive at high quality work
  • Meet internal and client deadlines
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal interactions with the internal team and clients

The requirements

  • Design skills illustrated through a strong portfolio of work
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong typographic and layout skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • You write, communicate and collaborate in a professional manner
  • Live in NYC

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Experience creating UI/UX docs, wireframes, moodboards
  • 👍 Experience with HTML and CSS

Benefits and Perks

  • Opportunities for continued training and growth (i.e. conferences, industry events, specialized training courses, etc.)
  • Team outings and events (i.e. happy hours, dinners, private studio events, and more)
  • Subway Metro Card

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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🔖Senior Interactive Project Manager

We’re seeking a Senior Interactive Project Manager to join our team in New York City. This position sits at the sweet spot of client relationships, technical detail, design thinking, and execution. You’ll collaborate closely with key team members to manage project delivery, staffing, projections, and client relationships.

The responsibilities

  • Run 3-6 projects at a time, which may include strategy, design and branding projects. Also, marketing sites, CMS-driven web apps, iOS / Android apps, etc.
  • Be the main point of contact for the client on a day-to-day basis.
  • Learn about the technology in play on any given project, and strive to become fluent in communicating about that technology with your clients and engineers.
  • Build confident client relationships to help identify and meet client needs, and identify new business opportunities.
  • Maintain project documentation, including scopes of work, wireframes, design deliveries, technical specifications, and project acceptance criteria.
  • Communicate honestly and openly in all directions – with client, supervisors, and team. It is the project manager’s role to ensure everyone on the project knows how it’s going, and understands any risks or roadblocks.
  • Manage project scope and client expectations to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Track project budgets and manage any required reporting.

The requirements

  • 4+ years digital project management
  • Motivated and ambitious with the ability to work on multiple tasks at once within a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • A passion for all things digital

It’s an added bonus if you...

  • 👍 Familiarity with Git and GitHub
  • 👍 Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and/or other technologies
  • 👍 An interest in improving company / project processes

Benefits and Perks

  • Health insurance (includes 80% company covered medical with options to add dental and vision coverage for a minimal cost)
  • Additional option for life insurance
  • Opportunities for continued training and growth (i.e. conferences, industry events, specialized training courses, etc.)
  • Dedicated desk space in our Lower Manhattan studio
  • Team outings and events (i.e. happy hours, dinners, private studio events, and more)
  • A trip to the Apple store to get you started

To apply for this position, please send an email including why you want to work with us along with a link to your portfolio:

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