Careers at Vimbly

Career Opportunities

Full time opportunities

  • Front-End Developer

    We are looking for a front-end developer who has had nightmares about "wastelands" of garbled HTML, CSS and JavaScript -- until heroically appearing in his own dream to slay these dreadful creatures.

    Responsibilities:
    • Build beautiful, interactive pages that reach millions of users each month
    • Work directly with the CTO on implementing exciting new features using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery
    • Make sure the user experience is consistently gorgeous (and cross-browser compatible!)
    Requirements:
    • Front-end development experience along with a deep understanding of HTML5 and CSS3
    • Proven ability to write maintainable code that reminds you of a midsummer night breeze
    • Strong comprehension of the DOM and web standards
    • Experience with JavaScript and JS libraries (e.g., jQuery)
    • Established background working with responsive web design (e.g., Bootstrap, media queries)
    • Ability to format a PSD into a pixel-perfect page, no squinting required
    • Knowledge of SASS and Grunt
    • Exemplary attention to detail
    Optional Bonus Points:
    • Experience with page optimization, template engines, and Git version control
    • Experience communicating front-end with server to generate dynamic pages (AJAX, JSON, etc.)
    Benefits:
    • 100% employer-covered health, dental & vision insurance
    • Unlimited vacation days (just get your work done)
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly -- try one, try them all!
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Unlimited Amazon reading budget to buy any book you please
    • Monthly social outings (Laser tag and paintball? Coming right up...)
    • Monthly massage and optional monthly manicure… except they come to you
    If this sounds like you...

    Email your resume to dev-recruiting@vimbly.com with "Front-End Developer" in the subject line. In order to be considered, include an example of completed jQuery work you have written -- that you are particularly proud of -- and briefly explain what makes you so fond of it.

  • PHP Developer

    We are looking for a new PHP developer with a burning curiosity, passion for building great products, track record of writing maintainable code, and reputation of being reliable and efficient.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work directly with the CTO on implementing cutting-edge company initiatives
    • Develop scalable and robust back-end systems (e.g., payment, analytics, scheduling)
    • Take ownership of multiple projects and learn new technologies over time
    Requirements:
    • Expert-level experience with PHP and MySQL
    • Proficiency developing on MVC frameworks (e.g., CakePHP, Laravel)
    • Basic understanding of front-end development and implementation (HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery)
    • Knowledge of Git version control
    • Exemplary attention to detail
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent
    Optional Bonus Points:
    • Basic knowledge of system administration in Linux and Apache
    • Experience working with large datasets
    • Experience with page optimization
    Benefits:
    • 100% employer-covered health, dental & vision insurance
    • Unlimited vacation days (just get your work done)
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly -- try one, try them all!
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Unlimited Amazon reading budget to buy any book you please
    • Monthly social outings (Laser tag and paintball? Coming right up...)
    • Monthly massage and optional monthly manicure… except they come to you
    If this sounds like you...

    Email your resume to dev-recruiting@vimbly.com with "PHP Developer" in the subject line. Include your favorite framework and explain why you like it.

  • UI Designer

    We are looking for an exceptional designer of beautiful and intuitive websites to advance Vimbly to the next level. We highly value the look, feel, and organization of excellent websites -- and we highly regard the people that combine artwork and functionality. The best candidates for this role have designed several clean and modern sites with beautiful design elements that enhance the user interface.

    Responsibilities
    • Design new user interfaces to further Vimbly's goal of making the best bookable activities more accessible
    • Work closely with the rest of Team Vimbly to develop the future look, feel, and usability of the site
    • Conceptualize how to visually integrate new functionality and features into the existing site
    • Conduct user testing to understand how to improve the existing user interface
    • Make sure the user experience is consistently awesome
    Requirements
    • An eye for beautiful design
    • Significant experience with Photoshop
    • Passion for building an accessible and engaging UI
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Comfortable working without constant oversight
    • While not required, familiarity with browser/server compatibility issues and front-end coding are a plus
    Benefits:
    • 100% employer-covered health insurance
    • Unlimited vacation days (just get your work done)
    • Regular company-sponsored massages
    • 4G service... on your new iPad
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Unlimited Amazon reading budget to buy books
    • Monthly social outings (Laser tag and paintball? Coming right up...)
    If this sounds like you...

    Send an email to recruiting@vimbly.com with "Master Designer" in the subject line. Include your resume, portfolio, and an answer to "what's a color palette that hits an extreme on your scale (either you love or hate it)?"

  • Sales Executive

    We are looking for highly motivated, hard-hitting sales managers that will help Vimbly build our relationships with activity vendors. This is a high-impact role that is critical to the evolution the company going forward. The best candidates for this role have worked in an account sales role and demonstrated measurable success over an extended period of time.

    Responsibilities
    • Prospect: Figure out the best activity vendors for Vimbly to have
    • Sign: Form relationships with new vendors to bring them onto Vimbly
    • Hustle: Make a high volume of daily calls and manage the full sales cycle
    • Achieve: Surpass monthly targets for number of vendors to sign
    Requirements
    • Super outgoing personality, with excellent communication skills
    • Self-motivated, hungry, and persistent
    • Demonstrated sales track record
    • Positive attitude and a passion for fun activities!
    Benefits
    • Unlimited vacation days (just get your work done)
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Unlimited Amazon reading budget to buy books
    • Monthly social outings (Laser tag and paintball? Coming right up...)
    If this sounds like you...

    Email your resume to recruiting@vimbly.com with "Vendors, here comes the A-team" in the subject line. Include your opinion on the most charismatic movie character of all time -- and be ready to defend it!

Internships

  • Front-End Developer Internship

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for a Front-End Developer Intern to join our team and work directly with the CTO to develop products that reach millions of users every month. In this paid internship, you will be exposed to many different projects in a fast-paced environment, and learn to move faster than ever before!

    The company is a small place and this role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company. If you have a passion for keeping up with the latest web technologies and creating beautiful visuals, Vimbly will provide all the tools you need to thrive in this internship.

    Requirements
    • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery
    • Ability to convert a Photoshop file into a beautifully coded webpage
    • Understanding of the DOM and web standards
    • A can-do attitude and detail-oriented mentality
    • Knowledge of Git version control

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Benefits
    • Competitive pay
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly -- try one, try them all!
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Monthly social outings
    • Monthly massage and optional monthly manicure… except they come to you
    We want someone who:
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
    • Has a can-do attitude, a high energy level, and a detail-oriented mentality
    • Embraces a team-oriented environment focused on achieving deadlines
    • Yearns to understand the "big picture" and can be resourceful to get there
    If this sounds like you...

    Send an email to dev-recruiting@vimbly.com with “Front-End Developer Intern” in the subject line. Include your resume and the answer to "what turns everything around but does not move?"

  • PHP Developer Internship

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for a PHP Developer Intern to join our team and work directly with the CTO to develop products that reach millions of users every month. In this paid internship, you will be exposed to many different projects in a fast-paced environment, and learn to move faster than ever before!

    The company is a small place where interns will have the chance to work on many projects. If you want to perfect your coffee brewing skills, you need not apply. This role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company.

    Requirements
    • Expert with object-oriented PHP and MySQL
    • Experience using MVC frameworks (e.g., CakePHP)
    • Experience with front-end development in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
    • Experience using GitHub

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Benefits
    • Competitive pay
    • Activity budget to try items on Vimbly -- try one, try them all!
    • Personal movie outings (you'll get more pairs of movie tickets than you're able to use -- so you'll know the contrast from a Vimbly activity!)
    • Monthly social outings
    • Monthly massage and optional monthly manicure… except they come to you
    We want someone who:
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
    • Has a can-do attitude, a high energy level, and a detail-oriented mentality
    • Embraces a team-oriented environment focused on achieving deadlines
    • Yearns to understand the "big picture" and can be resourceful to get there
    If this sounds like you...

    Send an email to dev-recruiting@vimbly.com with "PHP Developer Intern" in the subject line. Include your resume and a two sentence summary of the PHP project that you are most proud of having worked on.

  • Copywriting Intern

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for highly motivated, hard-hitting interns to join the team and produce ultra compelling content. The Vimbly platform enables people to discover and book recreational activities. The company is a small place where interns will have the chance to wear many hats. If you want to perfect your coffee brewing skills, you need not apply. This role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company.

    Interns will have the opportunity to work directly on writing which will be published live, as well as get hands on experience with the editorial process involved in producing well-researched and carefully constructed content.

    Responsibilities
    • Writing captivating blog posts and activity descriptions
    • Producing witty copy for social media and marketing ad campaigns
    • Managing the process of creating fun pieces of “heavy content” (e.g., infographics, white papers)
    • Learning & implementing the Vimbly voice across all Vimbly material
    Requirements
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
    • Has a can-do attitude, a high energy level, and a detail-oriented mentality
    • Possesses superb communication and organizational skills
    • Embraces a team-oriented environment focused on achieving deadlines
    • Yearns to understand the "big picture" and can be resourceful to get there
    Strong performers will have the ability to:
    • Collaborate with marketing, operations and social media teams on a regular basis
    • Develop relationships with writers, bloggers and brand-relevant content creators
    • Be considered for full time or part time employment

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the 12-week program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Perks include free lunch and dinner in the office. This internship is otherwise not paid.

    If this sounds like you...

    Send your resume to recruiting@vimbly.com with "Copywriting Intern" in the subject line. Include your resume and a writing sample you are proud of (so long as it’s not a scientific dissertation).

  • Business Development Intern

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for highly motivated, hard-hitting interns to join the team and strengthen our key business partnerships. The Vimbly platform enables people to discover and book the best local activities. The company is a small place where interns will have the chance to wear many hats. If you want to perfect your coffee brewing skills, you need not apply. This role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company.

    Interns will get hands-on experience in business development efforts with regard to vendor relationships.

    Responsibilities
    • Research vendors to feature on Vimbly (may include testing activities to see if they're fun)
    • Work directly with external contractors to assign, manage, and review vendor projects (including making contractor hiring recommendations)
    • Plan optimal geographies and verticals for Vimbly to strategically target for expansion
    • Communicate directly with vendors when implementing outreach initiatives
    Requirements
    • Strong research skills (be a Google master)
    • Self-motivated and organized (with a black belt in hitting deadlines)
    • Superb communication skills (an outgoing personality really helps)
    • A natural fit within a team-oriented environment (a can-do attitude wrapped with copious amounts of energy)
    Strong performers will have the ability to:
    • Learn the ins-and-outs of the Vimbly technology from a business perspective
    • Develop industry relationships
    • Be considered for full time or part time employment

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the 12-week program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Perks include free lunch and dinner in the office. This internship is otherwise not paid.

    If this sounds like you...

    Send an email to recruiting@vimbly.com with "Business Development Intern" in the subject line. Include your resume and, in yes or no form, the answer to "Can you sell ice to an eskimo?"

  • Social Media Specialist Intern

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for highly motivated, hard-hitting interns to join the team and strengthen our key business partnerships. The Vimbly platform enables people to discover and book the best local activities. The company is a small place where interns will have the chance to wear many hats. If you want to perfect your coffee brewing skills, you need not apply. This role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company.

    Interns will get hands-on experience in business development efforts with regard to vendor relationships.

    Responsibilities
    • Writing captivating blog posts and activity descriptions
    • Initiating social media and company branding campaigns
    • Researching vendors to feature on Vimbly (may include testing activities to see if they're fun)
    • Engaging with Vimbly's users and vendors via Twitter
    Requirements
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
    • Has a can-do attitude, a high energy level, and a detail-oriented mentality
    • Possesses superb communication and organizational skills
    • Embraces a team-oriented environment focused on achieving deadlines
    • Yearns to understand the "big picture" and can be resourceful to get there
    Strong performers will have the ability to:
    • Strategize and implement marketing initiatives
    • Develop industry relationships
    • Be considered for full time or part time employment

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the 12-week program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Perks include free lunch and dinner in the office. This internship is otherwise not paid.

    If this sounds like you...

    Please submit the following with your resume:

    1. Your favorite blogs or a few sites you visit everyday (if you have your own blog, send the URL)
    2. The answer to the question "what turns everything around but does not move?"

    Email your resume and above answers to recruiting@vimbly.com with "Social Media Specialist Intern" in the subject line.

  • User Engagement Intern

    Vimbly is a funded web 2.0 startup looking for highly motivated, hard-hitting interns to join the team and engage directly with our Vimbly users to learn about what makes them happy. The Vimbly platform enables people to discover and book recreational activities. The company is a small place where interns will have the chance to wear many hats. If you want to perfect your coffee brewing skills, you need not apply. This role has the potential to have a lasting impact on the company.

    Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with management and get hands-on experience interacting with Vimbly’s users and vendors. This role is entrusted with representing the Vimbly brand in a professional capacity.

    Responsibilities:
    • Learn about the best activities & classes in NYC to be able to answer user questions about them
    • Speak with Vimbly users to identify challenges with the booking experience and then brainstorm creative solutions
    • Work directly with external contractors to assign, manage, and review which Vimbly activities to curate (including making contractor hiring recommendations)
    • Communicate directly with existing Vimbly partner vendors to implement efficiency best practices regarding bookings they receive from Vimbly
    Strong performers will have the ability to:
    • Learn the ins-and-outs of the Vimbly technology from a business perspective
    • Collaborate with marketing, operations and product teams on a regular basis
    • Take ownership of booking related processes and bring them to completion
    • Be considered for full time or part time employment

    Interns will receive meaningful guidance within each of their duties during the 12-week program. Vimbly has an open door culture and encourages asking questions. This company is built on not accepting the status quo.

    Perks include free lunch and dinner in the office. This internship is otherwise not paid.
    We want someone who:
    • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
    • Has a can-do attitude, a high energy level, and a detail-oriented mentality
    • Possesses superb communication and organizational skills, with an ability to respond quickly
    • Demonstrates a passion for helping people and warming up the office like a ray of sunshine
    • Has a flexible schedule and can collaborate with the team when unplanned issues arise
    If this sounds like you…

    Email your resume to recruiting@vimbly.com with "User Engagement Intern" in the subject line. Include your opinion on the most charismatic movie character of all time -- and be ready to defend it!

Why Vimbly?

At Vimbly, you’ll work side-by-side with proven talent, creative intelligence, and smiley faces (with firm but nonpainful handshakes) — out of our office in the best city in the world, right across from the Empire State Building. Your decisions, analysis, and work will have a direct and meaningful impact on the product. We aren’t looking for another cog in the wheel. You will be given significant responsibility and independence. You will be challenged. At Vimbly, you’re empowered to make a difference. “Make it happen” is our first core value.

The Perks

Incidentally, the Virtual Reality lab (check out what people have said about it) and unlimited soda, energy drinks, and fun plastic utensils are nice. The group outings to go fencing, rock climbing, and see unreleased movie screenings don’t hurt. The meditation room might sound made up (but propose the terms of the bet, and you’re on). Not to mention team pizzamaking, and boat tours. Oh, and everyone gets a pony. (Just kidding about the last one, but the rest are true!)

Our Values

Core Values Poem

Now these are the values of Vimbly,
As old and as true as the sky,
And the Vimble that feels them will prosper,
While others will ponder just why.
As group passion powers the website,
The values run hardened and clean,
For the strength of the team is the Vimble,
And the strength of the Vimble is the team.
  • 1Make it happen

    • We are action-oriented. After you dream, bring it to life.
    • Take initiative. Make it your own. Don’t rely on being micro-managed.
    • We discuss as much as we need to, and then team members are given the trust and resources they need to do their work.
  • 2Play to Crush

    • When you have an objective, pursue it with all your heart and soul. Go the extra mile.
  • 3The Best Argument Wins

    • We have a flat structure with a non-army mentality. Voice your opinion.
  • 4Enlist the A-Team

    • We will sprint when it's a marathon. We will march when they rest. We will have more fun. And we will win together.
  • 5Creativity Conquers Complacency

    • Embrace new ideas -- deviate from what others have come to expect. Look beyond the status quo.
  • 6Aspire to Improve

    • Ask for feedback. Iterate. Keep climbing to your peak. It took a lot of water to carve the grand canyon.
  • 7Passion Breeds Success

    • We believe in the product. We know it is benefiting lives. We don't just go through the motions.