Avos Systems, a company led by led by YouTube cofounders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is setting up shop in New Zealand.
Avos is headquartered in San Mateo, California with offices in Beijing, China and is now advertising for a visual designer in Dunedin with a qualification from a "top university" and three-plus years of experience to work on end-to-end user experiences.
Idealog understands the bigwigs will be visiting New Zealand shortly and have plans to boost the Otago branch to 10-strong by the end of the year.
Last year it bought Trunk.ly, a social network bookmarking tool designed by Tim Bull and Otago student Alex Dong, which was incorporated into Delicious.
According to the Avos website: "We demand excellence both in the products we build and in the team members we hire. Working at Avos isn't for everyone; newcomers are expected to keep pace and hit the ground running. We offer competitive compensation and generous perks. But more importantly, we offer individuals autonomy in defining new products and shaping our young company."
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