Our client is an exciting stealth mode startup that combines ecommerce with social networking to create an interactive shopping experience that will allow content experts to interact with shoppers for any product or service for free. They have a proven team of leaders guiding the company in this huge market space. They have a unique solution to solve the problem of information overload while making complex purchasing decision via the web.
The founder and advisors are from Stanford and all have held executive positions for leading web-based companies like: PayPal, Evite and StubHub. Each has been through multiple M&A's and/or IPO's. They know how to build companies that add value to consumers and make money for their investors in additions to building great teams that work hard to solve complex problems and have fun doing it. They are seeking to build a top notch engineering team. If you are seeking a great team, the upside of becoming a significant stock holder, while developing a highly scalable and complex system, then this is the right opportunity for you!
The company is immediately hiring. Successful applicants will share proactive, competitive, high-energy, high-integrity mentalities. This is not a sleepy position as you will be part of shaping the next phase of internet commerce.
They are based in the financial district of San Francisco with easy access to BART.
The engineering team will work with the founders, technical advisors and other engineers including an architect to develop the social commerce platform. The emphasis is on a consumer facing front end application. You are focused on engineering and software product development work and may participate to implement existing business plans, provide feedback to make those plans better, invent new features, and build a massively scalable, rock-solid platform solution.
The current team and technologies involved:
The team is comprised of 5 people currently. There are 4 people that are developing their product at this time. One is responsible for the UE and has all of the designed mapped out and wire framed. The other is doing some of the UI work. The third person is working on architecture which includes front end and most of the backend server/platform components using Engineyard as their cloud application server.
The Role and responsibilities of the next two front-end Engineers to be hired:
From these two additional hires described above, although skill set requirements are as described above and are the same for the most part; however, here are two unique distinctions:
a) One hire needs to be more mid to sr level, be able to dive in, be given a task and be able to finish it. This person needs to be able to work independently and although most of the work is focused on front end, it would be nice if this person has some familiarity with SQL and scaling and performance issues as they will be working closely with the architect who is also a developer.
b) The second hire, would be more junior and be a generalist working on different aspects of the product, someone smart that can pick things up quickly, learn a lot and can be plugged into different pieces of these applications working with the other engineers.
Extensive programming experience in an Object Oriented programming language such as Java, C++, or C# to demonstrate strong OO programming, data structure and computer science background.
2+ years experience working with web-based applications in a high-load production environment.
At least 1+ years of experience developing AJAX based applications using packages such as JQuery or Dojo or Mootools or YUI. Must know open source libraries.
Top notch problem solving and coding skills.
Solid Computer Science fundamentals; expert knowledge of programming paradigms and design patterns.
History of delivering quality code in a fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines.
Excellent communication and team skills.
B.S. Computer Science or equivalent.
Familiarity/experience with Social networking API such as Face book Connect, Twitter API
Experience with Ruby on Rails using Test Driven Development methodology
Here are some personal and technical attributes or soft skills that the hiring manager will focus on:
He will focus on good communication skills, some experience working in start up environments, and if they have worked on anything that ever scaled.
Browser knowledge of browsers and efficient use of browsers within a web product
Data structure knowledge and implementation experience
Please send resume responses as a Word Doc to: 32687-3493-MH1234@apply.maxhire.net