Web Development & Design Intern

  • 700 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

Diamond Kinetics is a growing sports-tech company focused in baseball and softball. As the market leader in the space, DK combines motion-based-sensors with mobile applications and a robust digital platform to provide hitting and throwing data to players, parents, coaches, and teams – helping them understand their performance, improve, and have more fun playing the game they love. 

Our company is a fast-paced, performance-driven company where responsibility comes fast and exceeding expectations is the expectation.  The work is challenging but exciting, especially for those who love sports.  We believe in stretching for growth as a company, and as professionals, and seek competitive, self-motivated people as teammates who do the same

Job Description

The Web Development & Design Intern is responsible for improving Diamond Kinetics’ WordPress-based marketing website and related HTML assets. This position’s responsibilities encompass the design and implementation of WordPress themes used for communicating the main marketing message of Diamond Kinetics, promoting partner events, and hosting the store our customers use to directly purchase products. As the company grows into new and exciting opportunities within the sports of baseball & softball we seek a designer/developer who is passionate about reusable HTML templates, CSS classes, and compelling data visualization.

As a Web Development & Design Intern at Diamond Kinetics, you will join our team of experienced application developers, mechanical engineers, and sports marketers to build the next version of WordPress themes used across our entire web site. Ideal candidates will have experience designing and building WordPress themes in PHP using best practices of code and CSS style reuse. As you’ll be building the next generation of our website, you will be working closely with the marketing team to effectively convey our message.

Diamond Kinetics’ team and our product offerings are growing quickly, so the role requires a self-motivated individual with excellent communication, organization, and technical skills to work cross functionally with other organizations (internal and external), who can also communicate to all levels of management. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a WordPress theme to help the marketing team effectively communicate our growing product offerings and partnership opportunities

  • Employ best practices in designing and developing the WordPress theme in PHP such as code reuse, template reuse, automated testing, etc.

  • Work cross-functionally with the Marketing team to understand their requirements and build a solution that will best meet their needs

Qualifications

  • Working towards Computer Science, Graphic Design, or similar undergraduate degree

  • Familiarity working with PHP and WordPress

  • A passion for designing visually stunning websites that can communicate complex topics in an approachable way

  • Comfortable gathering development and design requirements from stakeholders

  • Familiarity working in an Agile development methodology to deliver value and iterate quickly

Additional Desired Experience

  • Played baseball or softball; understanding and passion for the games

  • Comfortable working with a RESTful API

  • Experience using CSS preprocessors such as Sass or LESS

  • Experience with build tools such as Gulp, webpack, or Parcel

  • Development experience with AngularJS or a similar JavaScript framework

  • Experience with D3

  • Start-up and/or early-stage company experience

Additional Information

  • Unique, exciting opportunity to work in an angel/venture backed early stage company

  • Flexible work environment

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Diamond Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer