Gust: Senior Web Developer

Posted by | May 10, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, NY


General Description
Gust, the
industry-leading platform for funding startups, is seeking a talented Senior
Web Developer to join and help lead the build out of our NYC tech team.  The right candidate is someone that eats,
drinks and sleeps agile based fast track, full stack pair programming and wants
to build cutting edge products with Rails. 
What makes this opportunity at Gust unique:
is at the heart of the startup world. Gust is the global platform for investors
and entrepreneurs to manage the early stage investment process from pitch to
exit. If you want to help lead the effort to get startups funded by trusted,
accredited investors, there is no better place to be. Moreover, you will be
part of the team that defines the future of how funding for startups happens in
the United States and globally
are well funded and have an early starter advantage in the market with over
35,000 investors and 200,000 entrepreneurs already signed up on the platform. Our
business model works so you and your team can concentrate on taking the
platform to the next level of a rich feature set addressing market needs on a
global basis. In addition, our management team includes angel investing and
technology veterans with a clear vision of how to make this business
successful.  You will be joining our team
at an inflection point of significant growth and opportunity.
developing cutting edge, fast paced technology is what you are looking for,
then this is the place for you.  You will
be working with and leading a lean, agile, Pivotal Labs trained team ready to
continue to revolutionize and strengthen our approach to building amazing
is an opportunity with tremendous leadership potential as we grow our team here
in NYC.
In this
role, you will lead the overall development efforts in coordination with
product management.  We’re looking for
brilliant software engineers who have at least five years working with Ruby on
Rails.  If you enjoy tackling serious challenges
and projects with global implications, have a passion for the startup world and
can grow a team from scratch, we know you would really enjoy working as part of
our team.
Core Responsibilities:
·       Developing web applications
·       Working directly with product teams
to manage requirements
·       Pair Programming
·       Refactoring
The Skills You Need To Have
·       Five or more years experience of
software programming
·       Ruby on Rails
·       Javascript, particularly jQuery
·       Test-driven and behavior-driven development
Nice-To-Have Skills
·       Unobtrusive design and behavior with
CSS and JS 
·       JS Frameworks including backbone,
·       HTML5
·       Visual design experience
·       Significant experience with web
application development using a variety of languages and tools
·       Java
·       Strong opinions on how to write code
About Gust
provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage
investments. Gust enables skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the
smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment
relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the
world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, and powers
over 750 investment organizations in 65 countries. More than 200,000 start-ups
have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 35,000
individual accredited investors.  Gust is
based in NYC with an office in Paris, France.
At Gust
you’ll find an energetic, fast moving, highly collaborative startup culture.
Our people are intelligent, entrepreneurial, creative and passionate about
their work. We speak 17 different languages among us. We believe in the power
of technology to simplify and improve the way businesses and communities work
together, which drives our world-class customer experience. We are committed to
each other and to excellence among our business partners and customers, and you
will find yourself working with a small, world-class team of engineers,
marketers, business development managers, and domain experts in both
entrepreneurial startups and angel and venture capital financing.
Who We Are and What We’re Like
Gust is
located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, in the heart of New York’s
Silicon Alley. The company occupies a full floor just three blocks from Penn
Station and one block from the Ace Hotel. An open office layout and lots of
light provide for a highly congenial-yet-intense work environment with an
integrated team that is both dedicated and upbeat.  Some of the perks in the office include breakfast
on Mondays, lunch on Wednesdays, stocked fridge of food and drinks, $100 per month
at Betterworks, and access to tech meet-ups and other great events around the
Gust has
been nominated as one of the best tech places to work in New York City, with a
no nonsense approach to hiring and great mutual respect among staff and
management.  Under the leadership of
founder and CEO David S. Rose (described by Red Herring magazine as
the “patriarch of Silicon Alley”, by Crain’s New York
Business as “the father of angel investing in New York” and
by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”) the
company has become the catalyst for change throughout the entire early stage
finance industry.

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