Zoodig: Lead Startup Engineer

Posted by | December 1, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Palo Alto, CA

URL: http://zoodig.com

Zoodig gives professional athletes the tools, platform and
coaching to easily manage and monetize their social media efforts.  We’re looking for our first full-time
technical hire to join a team at a very early stage and lead all aspects of our
product development, from front end to back end. 
We have built web and mobile prototypes, live in beta, and
are signing up athletes left and right.  Now
we need a ninja to take it to the next stage while building out a world class
team.  Come join a fast moving
well-funded startup at a very early stage, work with some of the biggest
athletes in professional sports, and get your work seen by millions of fans
around the world. 

Role Description

– Own product from start to finish: Design, code,
unit & integration test, and maintain web and mobile software
– Take lead role in addressing critical technical and
product issues
– Scope, schedule and execute all projects related
to product development and infrastructure
– Build a world class team of engineers
– Embrace the start-up culture and put in the
necessary work to get stuff done
– Lead design and code reviews
– Solve complex problems and move quickly to
capitalize on market opportunities
– Evaluate partnership / vendor / biz dev
opportunities from a technical standpoint
– Represent the company to industry peers,
potential investors, and other stakeholders
Requirements
– 5+ years of directly-related experience,
preferably with a web/mobile startup
– BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline
is required; MS or PhD is a plus.
– Expert-level proficiency with Ruby, Python, PHP,
or similar programming language
– Excellent UI/UX skills with knowledge of latest
design practices
– Experience with LAMP stack and managing
infrastructure for scalability
– XML/XSLT, serialization
– SQL/database programming
– Application architecture and design
– Debugging and performance tuning
– Multi-threading
– Web Services and interface development,
including familiarity with JQUERY and CSS
Other Experience Desired

– Passionate sports fan
– Technical/Team Leadership experience, including
working with vendors and contractors
– Mobile application design/development
– Experience with high-load applications handling
multiple concurrent users
– Exceptional problem solving skills
– Ability to write clear requirements documents,
design documents, test plans and end-user documentation; and present
requirements, designs, test plans and status to peers and management.

To apply: Send a resume to jobs@zoodig.com

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