Skritter looking for JavaScript Developer

In Development by Skritter

Skritter was founded by 3 college friends and language learners to make learning characters a fast, fun, and easy process. Today it’s the #1 character writing application on the market; providing a completely digital experience for learning to read and write characters. We are a small team with a big, but focused vision of what digital language learning can become.
“Skritter is the big innovation in online Chinese writing practice.”
– John Pasden, ChinesePod, AllSet Learning
Note: This position is no longer vacant! We have found the developer we were looking for. However, if you’re interested in working with us, you can always contact us by sending an e-mail to

Upcoming Projects:

  • Create a Cordova-based JavaScript application that will unify our web, Android and iOS clients and directly impact thousands of paying Chinese and Japanese language learners.
  • Work with cutting edge HTML5 tech: choose your tools and implement your own solutions — you won’t be implementing Stack Overflow responses here.
  • Optimize database performance between clients and existing database layer (Google App Engine) with the possibility of migrating to MongoDB.
  • Instrument 3rd party libraries to better track and record conversion data.
  • Parse and help us derive meaning from our 1.8 terabytes of user engagement information.
  • Build internal analytics dashboards to improve our marketing and sales efforts.

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript applications including Jade, jQuery, Node and Sass.
  • Experience working with BDD testing frameworks like Jasmine or Mocha.
  • Located in or able to work for a period of time in  Wisconsin to get up to speed with the team.
  • (Bonus) Experience working with the Google Cloud Platform services App Engine and Datastore.

Exceptional Candidates Will Have:

  • Knowledge of Skritter
  • Knowledge of Chinese and/or Japanese
  • A BS in Computer Science


  • Flexible Schedule
  • Small Team Dynamic
  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical Stipend
  • Competitive Salary


To apply, send an email to and let us know why you’re the right person for the job. Include your CV/resume and any other information you want. We’ll do Google Hangout interviews with qualified candidates. We’ll process applications on a rolling basis and will update this post when we’ve hired someone. Feel free to pass this on to friends who may be interested!
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