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Creative Coder

About Powster:

We are a creative agency based in Los Angeles with sister office in London. Our team works towards three main streams of output:

1. Our Products Builds (Powster Labs): which includes a variety of in-house and client-facing custom builds for movie-discovery and marketing tools.

2. Our Creative Builds: which can range from projects making interactive music videos to projecting tweets on the houses of parliament.

3. Our Showtimes Platform: which powers most of the major movie websites across the world boasting all the major movie studios as our clients.

We believe that anything is possible when pitching, and if we haven’t done it before we’ll pull together, work it out and make it happen. This comes from having a drive to make the unseen! When bolstered by the very diverse and strong team we can adapt to anything thrown at it, from technical, interactive builds to large scale video productions.

If you haven’t already, please take a look at our site and our movie platform


This role involves creating with awesome code and making experiments which innovate and provide new opportunities for Powster. The successful candidate would be creating amazing web experiences using technologies like Three.js, React VR, Aframe, webGL, 360 videos, our custom interactive frameworks for mobile, desktop and VR sites and others, to create products and features to pitch to our clients, the major movie studios around the world, and to be integrated into our existing Showtimes products or to stand-alone as award winning work.

In the past, these projects have included interactive music videos and more advanced interactive websites (WebVR, WebGL, advanced scrolling/parallax sites, etc). We've got some really exciting upcoming projects for major movie releases and are looking to build out some of the most impressive creative experiences for the web using these technologies. This will be your main focus at Powster and you will be taking the lead on these projects.

Your Skills

We are looking for a cutting-edge, creative Javascript developer to make and play with exciting technologies for Powster Labs. We ideally need someone who loves working on a long term product, but also likes to dabble in experimental coding and prototyping. We need someone who can handle coding for a large scale product, and is happy working independently and being self-motivated.

You should also be able to follow direction and project management, and prioritise tasks to work on the most important aspects before just the fun stuff. You should also be in the habit of writing  well-documented, clean code, to be able to pass successful projects on to other developers to iterate upon and flesh out.

You should have a keen interest in keeping up to date with modern coding practises, particularly with respect to mobile / responsive design. We love to see creativity and experiments, especially with webGL/Three.js for stunning visuals on the web. Our platform is a web-app built using React, webpack and node.js. For all of our devs, a love for JavaScript is essential.

Finally, you should have an extensive portfolio of creative projects you've worked, and have at least 2 years experience coding professionally.

Essential Skills:

  • High level knowledge of JavaScript (ES6) + HTML5 + CSS3
  • Text rendering (three-bmfont, Hiero)
  • Shader programming
  • Deep understanding of Computer graphics
  • Post-processing
  • Particle Rendering
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (we use React)
  • Command line
  • Git/Github
  • AWS
  • ​Mobile-first and responsive web development

Nice to haves:

  • Design skills
  • UX experience
  • WebGL/Three.js
  • Commercial experience for clients
  • Knowledge of React JS
  • Experience using webpack
  • Experience with node.js
  • Experience with webVR and VR technologies

Powster Perks:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Unlimited Movie Pass membership
  • Free Parking
  • Pre-premiere exclusive movie screenings
  • Extremely well connected in the entertainment industry
  • Drinks fridge
  • In-office kitchen
  • Generous benefits package (including health, dental, 401k, life insurance and more)
  • Our studio is situated in La Brea, which is central to all the movie studios in Los Angeles
  • Table tennis
  • Skeeball table
  • Bike rack
  • Dog friendly

Salary: $75,000 depending on experience


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