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    Smile Technical CoFounder/Lead Developer

    Company overview

    We are a stealth-mode start-up building an ambitious new consumer web and mobile offering in the business networking space. Prominent and tangentially related properties in this realm include Linkedin, Biznik, EntrepreneurConnect, etc. Further information will be shared with qualified candidates.

    The company’s Founder and CEO is a recent graduate from Columbia holding a degree in Marketing Communications, along with extensive knowledge in the start-up environment, business plans, financial forecasts, market research, business presentation, building successful business models, pitching and raising capital from VC/Angels etc.

    The company’s technical Advisor is a veteran consulting CTO in Silicon Valley, and a computer science alumnus from Stanford University.

    Position

    We are seeking a Lead Developer, who will be responsible for heading up our development efforts. This individual will:

    • Define the product roadmap in collaboration with the CEO and technical Advisor.

    • Execute on this roadmap in an accurate, expeditious, and hands-on fashion while establishing a scalable development methodology for future growth.

    • Oversee the architecture and operations of the website, and manage the internal IT support function.

    • Drive the recruiting of technical talent in building a best-in-class engineering team.

    • As the founding technologist at the company, manage all the formative technology choices, including choice of languages, frameworks, databases, and deployment.

    • As a key initial member of the management team, make valuable contributions to business discussions around the company’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategy.

    Candidates should be a junior, senior, or recent graduate in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline; strong, pragmatic, and highly hands-on technical development skills; a keen intellect, innovative problem solving skills, and a technology agnostic mentality with the ability to consider and implement a broad array of solutions; sensible and strong opinions about technology platforms, partners, and implementation; an attuned aesthetic sensibility and an overriding appreciation for exceptional user experience as the ultimate goal of all design and development efforts; strong communication and people leadership skills alongside a passion for creating fun, high-performance company cultures; and a strong entrepreneurial nature rooted in prior experience launching companies, services, and/or technologies.

    Specifically, our ideal candidate will possess a proven background of both web application development and production deployment, including structuring robust database schemas and designing effective administrative back-ends with varied roles and permissions. This candidate will also demonstrate deep experience with modern web frameworks and the ability to leverage them to build our dynamic, feature-rich, algorithm-driven social recommendation platform.

    Timing, location, and compensation

    We are close to kicking off a seed capital fundraising round. The Lead Developer will not be required to join full-time or even moonlight during the fundraising process. Thus, while the Lead Developer will be expected to fully commit to the venture, they will be able to maintain their current employment, if they so choose, in the interim.

    Interested candidates must be local or prepared to relocate, and must be authorized to work in the United States.

    As a full-time employee, the Lead Developer will receive compensation commensurate with early stage emerging growth companies, including meaningful equity participation and competitive cash compensation.

    Next steps

    Please email Kinelam@TeamJunto.com or call 773.987.2671, so that an introductory meeting can be scheduled, after which significantly more information about the venture will be revealed.
    Last edited by Bolgaire; 04-26-2011 at 11:42 PM.


 

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