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Senior Creative Technologist, Software

Deeplocal is hiring a senior creative technologist with a software engineering background who wants to work on a team of incredible engineering and creative talent to create experiential work for the world’s top brands. While this position is based in Pittsburgh, PA and candidates outside of Pgh must be willing to eventually relocate, there is a good amount of flexibility on relocation timing.

As a senior CT, you’ll be a part of our integrated engineering team. You’ll use your software skills on a wide variety of consumer-facing projects to create unique experiences for brands like Google, Nike, Netflix, Slack, and others. This is an opportunity for an experienced developer who wants to collaborate with software, electrical, and mechanical engineers as well as a broad creative team.

Specifically, we’re looking for a full stack developer who wants to be hands on bringing interactive experiences to life. This role will mentor more junior team members, work self-sufficiently as a tech lead on their own projects, and be comfortable in client-facing meetings. Experience with physical interactive exhibits, interactive content, or live events is a plus.

The senior CT will bring deep skills and experience to the team, but also the broad knowledge of a generalist who is excited to learn new tools and technologies when necessary. We’re also looking for a creative thinker & problem-solver. We want someone who can tell when a project calls for digging into whitepapers and developing something novel and/or when piecing together an off-the-shelf solution for a prototype is appropriate.

In terms of specific technical skills, the ideal candidate will at least working-level (or deep) knowledge of the following:

  • Node.js
  • Python
  • React
  • Git, linting, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Google Cloud Platform or AWS
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Controlling or orchestrating hardware with software

Ideally, the candidate will also bring deep knowledge in other specific fields, such as: AI/ML, Unity, mobile app development, conversational interfaces, or… well, you tell us.

Deeplocal is not a product company so the projects you will be working on are always different. The ideal candidate will be excited by this opportunity to work on a wide range of projects—from websites to robots to roller coasters—and energized by the swift speed in which we go from concept to public release. Check out https://www.deeplocal.com/work for a sample of some recent Deeplocal projects.

While we’ve titled this job “senior technologist”, we are ultimately looking beyond a number of years of work experience. We are looking for people who recognize the unique space that Deeplocal works in and want to be a part of it. So, we still want to hear from you even if you don’t have 5+ years of experience; especially if you:

  • Have worked as a freelancer / know what it’s like to be responsible for all aspects of a business
  • Are bored with long development cycles
  • Always have a side project and love getting new things out into the world
  • Love mixing software with hardware
  • Have worked in a client-services role

How We’re Working Through COVID

Deeplocal is focused on keeping our employees safe and informed during COVID. Beginning in  February 2020 until now, our physical office has been closed or open at a greatly reduced capacity. The majority of our employees are working from home; only employees who need equipment in the office or in our fabrication facility are going into our physical spaces. For employees who are visiting the office, we’ve put in place strict diagnostic procedures (including mask-wearing) that all employees are following. With roughly 20,000 square feet of space and typically fewer than 10 employees in the office, social distancing is safe and easy.

Our team transitioned to this flexible working situation quickly and easily, as we were already used to using remote collaboration tools on a daily basis such as Slack, Google Drive, 15Five, and others. While future policy changes are still in the works, we are committed to retaining employee flexibility moving forward and prioritizing the safety of our team members above all else.


About Deeplocal

Deeplocal is a quickly growing, internationally-recognized, innovation studio based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Deeplocal’s team of 50+ includes experts in marketing, engineering, design, and fabrication who collaborate to develop never-seen-before physical experiences for brand clients.

From creating a mind-controlled bike that allowed riders to shift with their thoughts, to building a robotic pitching machine that allowed a child to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game from thousands of miles away, to a single button that dims the lights, orders food, silencers your phone and puts on your favorite show, to a machine that graffitied tweets on the roads of the Tour de France, our projects are wide-ranging and unique.

Deeplocal has been behind some of advertising’s most talked about campaigns: the Netflix Switch, Google Photos Pay With A Photo, Google Fiber Nick’s First Pitch, and the Nike Chalkbot. Deeplocal’s current clients include Google, Nike, and Nest.

Deeplocal’s studio is located in a renovated brewery loft space in Sharpsburg, PA—just outside of Pittsburgh and within a few minutes of Lawrenceville. All team members at Deeplocal contribute and participate in work for our amazing roster of clients.

Deeplocal has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania for the past four years and has received numerous awards in advertising and design. Deeplocal’s work has been featured on Fast Company, Wired, NYTimes, USA Today, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, Engadget, Forbes, and many more.

Deeplocal’s Mission
Invent products and experiences for innovative brands.

Deeplocal’s Purpose
To be a place where amazing talent can invent, create and inspire.

Core Values
Deeplocal is committed to maintaining the company's core values and culture as the company grows. Employees should exhibit the following Deeplocal core values:

  • Respectful
  • Efficient
  • Inventive
  • Resourceful
  • Humble

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive and comprehensive health care coverage  
  • Flexible retirement plan with employer matching
  • Paid vacation time and winter break 
  • Profit sharing 
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Family and pet friendly policies
  • Fitness and public transportation subsidies
  • Community service flex time
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