Bleeding Cool has previously reported on Marvel's upcoming plans to combine all their digital services, Marvel Unlimited subscription, Marvel AR content, digital comic sales, into one app/website and in practice reduce their reliance on third party support, such as ComiXology, who process all of Marvel's direct digital sales. It's yet to be announced, but we are confident in the reports of our sources.
And, it seems, Marvel certainly need the staff, upping their hiring of digital workers;
Marvel Entertainment is seeking a talented Web application developer.
At Marvel you will work with a top-notch development team building the engine which powers Marvel's successful online businesses. You will work closely with a creative and canny product team on Web and mobile products used by millions of users a month. You will give technical input during product design and aid other developers in adopting new technologies and methodologies. You will help implement innovative, cool solutions which excite both long-time Marvel fans and new users alike.
Developers at Marvel tackle problems like:
+ Creating fast, responsive web sites and apps which entice long-time Marvel
fans and new users alike
+ Building and maintaining a digital comics subscription product that advances
industry-leading storytelling and marketing innovations
+ Creating a recommendations algorithm for comic readers that mines semantic
and transaction data for user preferences
+ finding innovative ways to visualize and explore one of the richest IP and
metadata sets you'll ever work with (like this:
The successful candidate will have a specialty in server-side Web development but will be comfortable learning and diving into any part of the technology stack. They will enjoy working with both non-technical and technical resources in a highly collaborative environment. They will use their knowledge of Marvel's and the Web's technical capabilities to drive product development.
Marvel's Paul Degnan also states;
We're about to open some postions for frontend as well. If you think in closures and love local scope, if the coolest responsive design tricks are your obsession, come meet us!
This article has been created without the use of any Spider-Man/web puns. Be grateful. You may not see its like again.