This is an opportunity to join an early-stage startup as the co-founder of a disruptive company, focused on a digital content ranking and filtering platform.
Our first protoype is already built and live on the Internet, with an active user base. We have received press from Tech Cocktail, Hypebot, Killer Startups, and Chicago’s Thrillist, among others.
The prototype filters independent music in a creative way, picking out the gems using our proprietary algorithm. The idea is to perfect the voting, ranking, and filtering engine so that it can be used for any and all content on the web.
We are looking for an agile application developer who possesses the confidence, knowledge and skills to co-lead the product development process and help scale the business. Our initial application is built on the Drupal framework on the Amazon Web Services platform and is open to public beta. You will immediately focus on testing feature sets, establishing proof points, building new features & functionality, optimizing viral loops, and identifying growth opportunities.
We are not looking for just an employee. We seek an ambitious and entrepreneurially minded partner who will co-own the company and play a key role in its success. Although we prefer significant startup experience and a proven track record of success, we are open to younger collegiate candidates or recent grads that are technically savvy, ambitious, highly intelligent, who is a coding ninja and passionate about startups.
The company has been bootstrapped to date, but is looking for angel investment . Compensation can be paid hourly as a trial basis with the end goal being an equity-partner. Ideally converting to competitive salary + equity upon funding. We are a virtual company with headquarters in Chicago. Both co-founders are technical and business focused. (Algorithm and Math focused, IT Consulting and MIS Background)
LAMP stack, MySQL, PHP5, Pressflow 6, Drupal Framework
Ubuntu server admin, Amazon EC2 hosting, Various AWS Products (RDS, EC2, S3, SNS, ELB)
AWS Autoscaling and Bootstrapping
Facebook Connect / Graph API
UI dev/design using HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Ajax
Experience with Memcache and general knowledge of caching and queuing
Strong background in algorithmic development and theory
Agile Development and Lean Startup principles
BS/MS degree (or equivalent experience) in CS, MIS or Engineering
Experience with mobile platforms, programming languages and location based service apps a plus but not required