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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://gtrot.com

We’re a fast-growing social travel startup backed by Lightbank
and based in Groupon’s headquarters on Chicago Ave.  We’re looking for a rockstar Rails developer
to join our small team of tech gurus and travel addicts.
About the role
We’re hiring a senior Rails developer to help architect and
implement new experiences.  As a key
player on our small team, you can expect to:    
  • Take ownership of high-priority features, working
    closely with front-end developers to bring new functionality from design
    through implementation, testing, and release
  • Work with the VP of Tech to develop a REST API
    platform servicing web and mobile interfaces
  • Address issues of scale, including code
    optimization, caching, and sever load balancing
  • Have a blast working alongside Chicago techies
    from other portfolio companies; join in Friday happy hours and free team
    lunches; experience the excitement of life in Chicago’s tech hub…and much more.
Who we’re looking for
You thrive in tight-knit teams and are energized by ambitious
goals.  Programming is your passion.  You have an entrepreneur’s work ethic and killer
technical skills, including: 
  • Expertise developing and deploying Rails
    applications with a MySQL database
  • Experience working with social media APIs (especially
    the Facebook Open Graph)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript/AJAX (comfort with
    HTML/CSS is a plus)
  • Dedication to shipping great products and comfort
    in a fast-paced development environment
If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk.
Why you should join us
We’re a small group with a work hard / play hard mentality,
and as a senior developer you’ll be a key player on our team.  Our investors and mentors are among the most
respected in the tech world and are committed to making gtrot as successful as their
other ventures.  Our offices are located
in the tech hub of Chicago, surrounded by other funded startups and accomplished
entrepreneurs.  We offer competitive
salary and stock options.  
Most importantly, we’re a team committed to revolutionizing
travel, and we’re looking for someone motivated primarily by the opportunity to
play a big part in making that happen.

To apply: Send an email to jobs@gtrot.com with a resume and/or link to your personal site

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://www.gtrot.com

About us
At gtrot.com, we’re making travel way more social.  We’re laser focused on developing the simplest,
most powerful platform for sharing travel plans and experiences with friends.  We have a small team of big thinkers headquartered
in Chicago, with roots in New York and development resources distributed across
two continents.  With recent financing
from a major Chicago VC and rapid user growth, it’s prime time to expand our in-house
development team.  
About the role
We’re hiring a Lead Designer to take ownership of gtrot’s interface
design.  The role mixes graphic design, some
user experience design, and ideally front-end development.  As Lead Designer you will:    
  • Overhaul the existing interface design to
    achieve a fresher aesthetic and better user experience
  • Work closely with the team in defining and designing
    new features, with focus on look and feel
  • Lead graphic design of all web, email, and eventually
    mobile interfaces
  • Implement design work using standard web
    languages like HTML/CSS and JavaScript/jQuery (ideal but not required)

Who we’re looking for
You thrive in tight-knit teams and are energized by ambitious
goals.  Your passion is creating
intuitive and visually stunning interfaces. 
Your wide range of skills includes:
  • Expertise in graphic design and related Adobe
    software
  • Experience designing for web and/or mobile applications
    (portfolio requested)
  • Proficiency in standards-based HTML/CSS and JavaScript
    (jQuery) a major plus
  • History of success working in a fast-paced
    startup environment also a plus
If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk.
Why you should join
us
We’re a small group with a work hard / play hard mentality,
and as the lead designer you’ll be a key player on our team.  Our investors and mentors are among the most
respected in the tech world and are committed to making gtrot as successful as
their other ventures.  Our offices are
located in the tech hub of Chicago, surrounded by other funded startups and
like-minded entrepreneurs.  We offer
competitive salary and attractive stock options.  There’s also the possibility of paid
relocation to New York in the coming months if interested.  
Most
importantly, we’re a team committed to revolutionizing travel, and we’re
looking for a partner motivated primarily by the opportunity to play a big part
in making that happen.

To apply: Send an email to jobs@gtrot.com with a resume and/or link to your portfolio

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gtrot: Lead PHP Developer

Posted by | January 10, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://www.gtrot.com

Who we are
At gtrot.com, we’re making travel way more social.  We’re laser focused on developing the simplest,
most powerful platform for sharing travel plans and experiences with friends.  We have a small team of big thinkers headquartered
in Chicago, with roots in New York and development resources distributed across
two continents.  With recent financing
from the co-founders of two leading travel and e-commerce companies, it’s prime
time to expand our in-house development team.  

About the role
We’re hiring a lead PHP developer to work closely with us in
shaping, specifying, and implementing new features and experiences.  As the lead developer, you can expect to:
  • Play a critical role in conceptualizing and
    prioritizing new functionality
  • Create technical specs and development roadmaps
    based on agile principles
  • Write elegant, well-tested code and architect
    the underlying data infrastructure
  • Manage off-shore resources and new hires as
    needed using a disciplined development process
This will be the most senior technical position in the
company and is likely to evolve into the CTO role as the company continues to
grow.
Who we’re looking for
You thrive in tight-knit teams and are energized by ambitious
goals.  Programming is your passion.  You have an entrepreneur’s work ethic and killer
technical skills, including: 
  • Expertise developing in a LAMP environment
    (experience with the Symfony framework a plus)
  • Experience working with social media APIs
    (especially the Facebook Open Graph)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript/AJAX (comfort with
    HTML/CSS is a plus)
  • Dedication to agile methods and experience
    managing a fast-paced development process
If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk.

Why you should join
us
We’re a small group with a work hard / play hard mentality,
and as the lead developer you’ll be a key player on our team.  Our investors and mentors are among the most
respected in the tech world and are committed to making gtrot as successful as
their other ventures.  Our offices are
located in the tech hub of Chicago, surrounded by other funded startups and
like-minded entrepreneurs.  We offer
competitive salary and attractive stock options, and we hope to promote you to
a CTO role as our team grows.  There’s
also the possibility of paid relocation to New York in the coming months if
interested.  
Most importantly, we’re a team committed to revolutionizing travel,
and we’re looking for a partner motivated primarily by the opportunity to play
a big part in making that happen.

To apply: Send an email to zach@gtrot.com with a resume and/or link to your personal site

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