GoodInKind is a New York based web startup founded by Bain and McKinsey employees. It is a peer-to-peer marketplace for good, where individuals can buy and sell services from each other and portion of the proceeds go to a non-profit. We believe this will significantly expand the pie of charitable donations in the US.
We are in semi-stealth mode. We've just launched a prototype that is being piloted in Ithaca, NY (check us out at goodinkind.com), and are seeing great traction. We have already secured angel funding and have strong VC ties to enable subsequent funding. We are strong believers in the customer development process and are learning everyday from users. While we got away with limited tech talent in the team so far, we need a solid CTO/tech co-founder to take this to the next level.
Our team today has 3 co-founders. We are looking for a Ruby on Rails expert who is a true technical visionary and looks forward to shaping this startup through the latest and greatest trends. Needless to say, we love people with an entrepreneurial streak in them and a passion to make a dent in the universe through their skill-sets. Being a team player, good communication skills and a sense of humor are essential qualities.
As a CTO, your responsibilities would be to:
1. Own the product design and development - manage the tech team (in-house or occasionally contracted as necessary)
2. Hire awesome tech talent to join the team
3. Really understand and be part of the business value proposition of GoodInKind - be involved in decision making beyond the tech aspects
Expertise in programming with Ruby, particularly on the Rails framework
Experience building complete apps independently
Experience with MySQL and relational databases
Experience with cloud-based infrastructures strongly preferred
Experience with e-commerce and payment gateways
Knowledge of front-end technologies, so that you have capacity to manage and direct them
If you can code, we don't care if you have a degree
Sizable equity partnership with a reasonable cash compensation- to be discussed