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CTO for Startup Featured on BusinessInsider

at in New York, NY   —   Mar 31, 2014   |  
News Makeup Inc. Overview: is a bipartisan, fact-based satirical news site. We lace real statistics and facts into satirical content that not only engages the viewer, but also prompts them to think critically about the issues. Unlike other similar satire sites, readers of will come for both edification and enjoyment. The website was recently featured on, here is the link to check out the article Here is the link to the story featured on Yahoo.Finance Over the next year News Makeup is looking to enter the job classified market with a unique application yet to be developed anywhere in the world.


The Chief Technology Officer will provide the company's technology vision and leadership and be recognized externally as the key technical voice of the company. The CTO will assist with News Makeup's current satire news site and assist in building the foundation for Nailedit, our job application. This individual will lead the engineering team in the design and development of its job site product. This executive will be responsible for all aspects of COMPANY's technical product strategy and product development efforts, and lead the company's efforts in creating highly innovative and groundbreaking products.
The ideal candidate has proven leadership, ideally in an e-Commerce, Media or Direct-to-Consumer company and has effectively worked in both early stage and growth stage company environments, proving the ability to scale a development team and the technology platform to serve millions of monthly unique visitors. We are looking for a candidate who is a team builder with a minimum of 10 years of technology/development experience, gets excited about implementing innovative technology under tight time lines and is comfortable as both a technical and personnel manager.
Provide technical vision for product and infrastructure features
Work with Marketing/Product Management to enhance the user experience
Recruit and manage a highly talented internal development team
Manage external contractors
Manage the development process and release schedule
Mentor developers, define and document development methods, and share best practices
Review and recommend improvements to product architecture
Conduct code reviews and provide technical recommendations
Oversee a scalable server / hardware infrastructure
Company-wide IT leadership
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience managing a development team in projects with tight schedules
10+ years of web development and social and ecommerce and experience
Experience in gaming a strong plus
Strong focus on user experience, design, and usability for consumers – (and internal tools)
Experience creating web applications that scale for hundreds of thousands/millions of users, ideally with Ruby on Rails experience.
Experience implementing web interfaces using XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and AJAX
Excellent communications, presentation, and writing skills: must be able to articulate complex technical concepts in simple terms to audiences of varying technical acumen
Interest in working in an early stage fast-paced startup environment
BA/BS degree – CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred
Sense of humor and positive attitude essential!
Must be hands on and have proven experience scaling a team.
Generous Equity and % of initial capital investment
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