doormates: Senior Lead Developers (Ruby on Rails – 2 devs needed..UI & Backend) **NYC Area ONLY** Salary + Early Stage Start Up Equity

Posted by | December 8, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: New York City, NY

We are looking for 2 RoR developers; a lead back end developer & a front end developer (Ruby on Rails/HTML5/CSS3/JQ/AJAX) to join our early stage, well funded, social media start up.  Salary + equity.
These two folks are internet open source (social
media) gurus who can define our internet architecture and be our lead developers using a lean agile methodology. 
We have nothing now so you have a clean slate to be the
lead developer and lead the project from beginning to end.  For the first few months, you will work with a consulting firm (e.g. Pivotal Labs), then the project will transition to you and a UI developer…you’ll help select,
manage, and work with the RoR shop to build our technology then own it after we transition out.  We like RoR and
hope you are an expert in it, but we are open to other open source
internet platforms too.
Both our front end and back end developer jobs are full time; both come with market salary & equity (we are a well funded start up, team of 3, and early stage so you are getting in very early and this is an opportunity for someone to create wealth through early stage stock options).
are you?  You are an Internet Tech Savvy Rock Star! You know the latest
internet tools, technologies, resources, vendors, Web 2.0, mobile apps,
social media, etc. and therefore can listen to the business model and
spew back the perfect tech architecture in a nano second.  You’ve worked
in Agile and love it.  You’ve worked with content management platforms,
have developed custom internet apps, know the ins and outs of internet
advertising, ecommerce, etc.
You loath corporate environments
that reward mediocre work; instead, you’d rather blaze your own trail
and work smart and efficiently hoping to be rewarded by yours and the
company’s rapid success.
You are a creative,
self-starter, self-sufficient, detailed, work-a-holic, and out of the
box thinker who ‘gets-it’ when it comes to merging tech goals with
business goals.
You have done this before; built an internet
platform from the ground up.  You’ve managed a technical development
team who has built a platform from start to finish, and you can generate
confidence that you’ll build ours on time, in budget…and you’ll do
You have a keen interest in Social Media.  You like cool.
•Define the technical and software architecture of our system.
•Write code as the lead developer.
•Lead all phases of the development process from code development and analysis to Q&A and deployment.
•Create, own and execute the technical roadmap to create a highly flexible, scalable and extendable architecture.
•Define and manage policies and procedures related to security, disaster recovery and business continuity.
•Ensure 24X7 operational support for the production environment.
•Develop and implement a technical plan including cost estimates with a strong emphasis towards time-to-market
•Participate as a key member of the Management Team to ensure business and technology strategy are aligned
an in-house technical staff and outside contract firms in the execution
of a technical plan within time and financial limits
•Maintain a fast paced agile development environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and free thinking
•Min -undergraduate degree (technical preferred)
•5-10+ years of internet technology development experience on open source platforms (Ruby on Rails a plus)
•5+ years as lead developer on open source internet platforms
complete understanding of Internet. Video, Chat, Internet
Advertising, Java, Ajax, RoR, all Internet technologies, Object  Oriented
development and database management
•Proven professional ability to perform in a consultative manner with strong communication skills and presentation style
understanding of and proven experience in managing all aspects of
production and development infrastructure, including load balancing,
firewalls,web servers, application servers, database servers, etc.
•Demonstrated ability to scale complex web applications and infrastructure
•Ability to implement major technology changes focused on scalability and reliability
We are blazing a new trail in a niche area of Social Media.  It
hasn’t been done before.  It’s cool, relevant, and has potential to be
very big.  We are very well funded and have an awesome team who is laid
back, whip smart, and really cool.  We are in Manhattan and always will
be…you should be too, or at least very close and willing to commute
You are getting in early, the team is small, we
all enjoy working together, we are all top in our game and want you to
be too…it should be fun.  We can’t tell you much more other than it’ll
be a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a super cool
well funded start up for whomever we hire.

To apply: Send your resume and available start date to

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