HowAboutWe.com: CTO / Lead Developer

Posted by | September 2, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York City

URL: www.HowAboutWe.com

Lead Developer –
HowAboutWe.com
We’re
seeking a top-notch developer to lead the HowAboutWe.com engineering team.
Who we are
HowAboutWe.com
makes it easy and fun for people to go on awesome dates.  We are the activity- and location-based
dating site.  How it works: 1) Say
“How about we…” and fill in the dots with the dates you want to go on.  2) Connect.  3) Go out.  
We’re
located in New York City.  We’re
funded (Series A). We value off-the-charts ambition, innovative products that
make a real difference in people’s lives, and having tons of fun.
Check
us out on the July 4 front page of the New
York Times
Sunday Styles Section: http://nyti.ms/biUi0Q.  We’ve also recently been featured in Mashable, GQ, Time Out NY, Gawker, Nerve, etc.
Who we’re looking for
  • An experienced developer seeking a key technical
    leadership role in a rapidly scaling start-up. 
  • Desired technical skills:
          -complex database design
          -recommendation algorithm / machine learning
          -test-driven development / web standards
          -rapid geographic (national, international) and
demographic scaling
          -data-driven funnel optimization
          -API dev for mobile, social media apps, etc.
          -social media integration and distribution
          -formal CS training
  • Our site is built in Rails with a MySQL
    database.  Ideally, you’d have Rails
    experience; however, we are open to strong developers who would be excited to
    learn Rails.
  • Desired soft-skills:
          -Love/understands our core product, its ethos and
its potential
          -Smart, creative, independent thinker who enjoys collaborating 
              around big ideas and then executing them with precision.
          -Effective manager and communicator – able to build
and lead a 
              bad-ass, highly-agile engineering team
          -Off-the-charts work ethic and commitment level
          -Driven and ambitious – looking for a big win 
          -Start-up experience 
          -Engagement with the Rails community / start-up
community
Details
  • Location: We’re in NYC.  Our offices are in Dumbo.  We are not looking for remote developers, but are open to
    supporting relocation for very strong candidates.
  • When: Now
  • Salary, Equity,
    Benefits:

    Competitive – to be discussed.

To apply: Send a resume/CV and cover letter to Aaron Schildkrout (Co-CEO) at aaron@ howaboutwe.com. Please include links to current projects.

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