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CTO/Co-founder (Lead Developer)

at Dibbs in Santa Monica, CA   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
We are an early stage startup in stealth mode that is developing a new, restaurant market research platform seeking a Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This person would join our team as a partner in the business and work initially for equity only.

The ideal candidate would be a motivated, senior software engineer with hands-on experience developing web 2.0 applications that integrate with social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn for both the web and mobile devices that is looking to use their experience and build a new web application from the ground-up. He or she must have an "I can build anything attitude". This mobile application has two parts, a native app, and a backend website.

The candidate must be exceptional at back-end and application-layer development as well as the ability to contribute on the front-end and mobile app development as needed. He/she should be energetic, collaborative, and passionate about making a real difference.

NOTE: In your cover letter, please include your response to these three questions:
1) What web applications have you built or contributed to (include the links)?
2) How will you be able to work for equity only until we have funding in place to provide salary?
3) What appeals to you about working on a market research app for the restaurant industry?
Drive the technical vision for the company
Translate detailed design specifications into actual code
Write the back-end and mid-tier software layer in PHP
Design and build the database (MySQL or MongoDB) and application architecture
Design scalable components that will be deployed to millions of users
Be the primary, lead developer of the entire application
Provide leadership and over time, build and manage the technical team
Establish values for the company around quality, discipline, teamwork, and relationships
Take the concept to the next level
Must be an enthusiastic, performance-driven, self-starter, and team player
A proven track record of a tremendous work ethic
Extremely competent developer, comfortable in multiple languages, frameworks, and environments
Intensely hard-working, proactive, and self-motivated individual
True entrepreneur that thrives on risk and uncertainty and looks forward to working with top talent
Willing to relocate temporarily for an incubator program (possibility of relocating perminately).
Proven knowledge of coding web applications in PHP + MySQL or other relational database
Experience leading, mentoring, and supporting less experienced engineering teams
Experience with caching, performance, and scalability techniques in high growth environment
Know how to program for:
(the more of the above the better)
The more you know about programming the better suited you'll be for this project.
Understanding and knowledge of restaurant POS systems is important but not a must.
Like everyone else, we like to see that you have a degree, but that's not a requirement, it's a bonus.

We want you to be able to program quickly, efficienty, and effictively...prove that to us and that's enough education.

While associates, bachelors, masters, and even PhD's are great they don't necessarily indicate how well you know what you're doing. We want to know how well you know what you're doing, not how well you know how to get a piece of paper (not to knock that piece of paper, degrees are highly respected at our company).
This is a startup and we would like to be attending an incubator soon, however, right now we're not and we have no money...therefore, this is an equity only position. Your work will help us get the right customers and the right investment funding. You'll share equity with other founders and investers. You equity share can be discussed and will be based on your experience.
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