Poggled, Inc.: Lead Software Engineer

Posted by | November 22, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://www.poggled.com

Lead Software Engineer – Chicago, IL
We are currently seeking a Lead Software Engineer.  This is not your typical tech environment.  We are a fun, energetic company, both because of our people and our business focus: nightlife.  
We need someone with a commitment to building world-class applications.  We require a person with high standards and attention to detail.  This person must thrive on the personal responsibility that is required in a startup environment.  
If you want to get out of the corporate world and join a team where you have a direct impact on the success of the business every day, you need to talk to us.  If you want the challenge of working in a startup, but the stability of serious, committed investors, this is your perfect opportunity.  Come join us as we build something great.
You will be responsible for:
  • Leading the implementation of eCommerce software
  • Designing solutions to complex business problems in a rapidly changing environment
  • Delivering high-quality software on time
  • Defining and maintaining software development standards
  • Mentoring other developers
Required:
  • 5+ years experience with eCommerce web site implementation
  • Deep understanding of software design patterns and principals
  • Expert with relational database design, implementation and MySQL
  • Expert in PHP
  • Excellent JavaScript, AJAX and jQuery skills
  • Experience building API for use with internal and external applications
  • Experience with automated unit testing
  • Experience with source control best practices and Git
  • Working knowledge of Linux server administration and Apache web server
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Proven ability in communicating complex technical topics to a variety of audiences
  • Highly motivated and driven, with a commitment to excellence
  • Strong commitment to personal responsibility
Preferred:
  • Experience leading, training and mentoring developers
  • Experience with Smarty Template Engine
  • Development of mobile apps
  • Experience with Agile and Scrum techniques
  • Understanding of SEO best practices
  • Experience with Google Analytics and web site metrics
What you get:
  • The opportunity to play a key role in a dynamic eCommerce startup
  • Competitive compensation, 401k, stock options and benefits
  • Amazing networking with the most dynamic part of the Chicago tech scene
  • Casual, entrepreneurial, energetic work environment
About Us:
Poggled is a social application focused on providing people a great value for nightlife events and experiences. Consumers benefit by leveraging our negotiated deals to find destinations where a great time is all but guaranteed.  Bars and brands benefit by having access to Poggled’s business intelligence and marketing services. Bottom Line: Poggled saves you money, and with more money, you can buy more drinks.  Poggled is backed by NEA and Lightbank, the investment firm that funded Chicago-based companies such as Groupon and Echo Global Logistics.

To apply: jobs@poggled.com

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