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Co-Founder & CTO at Early Stage Mobile Startup

at MoBack in San Francisco, CA   —   Apr 15, 2014   |  
Overview
MoBack (currently in stealth mode) is seeking a HANDS-ON technical guru to join as a 3rd Co-Founder and CTO. MoBack is creating a simple tool, which allows mobile publishers to enable their apps and sites with feedback, surveys, viral capabilities, and run general campaigns. We are solving a pain point in the direct-to-consumer space. Reporting to the Co-Founders, the CTO will be a “hands on” cat developing our concept to alpha, then to beta.

Being the tech king with us s/he will identify key industry and startup technical and development trends to build, manage, and scale the startup’s tech operations. This role should passionately evangelize the company's mission, vision, and opportunities to all potential partners and vendors. Whoever wants to join is should really believe and love what we are looking to get going.

The ideal candidate has a strong software background preferably with Internet and Mobile media experience, with a track record of strong coding and individual technical accomplishments. You possess an entrepreneurial drive, and a demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment.
Responsibilities
Hands on development in all areas is a requirement - initially.
Writing and review code is compulsory.
Managing, directing, delivering, and continuously improving the company’s platform services
API development
Tracking, managing and updating project/program plans and budgets.
Working cross functionally (managing up and down) to communicate engineering status and resolving and implementing changes.
Daily management of engineering product plans/schedule/backlog and resources.
Working with marketing and key constituents to develop, manage and maintain the platform roadmap and (product management).
Managing product requirements definition and documentation from the other Co-Founders.
Experience
Minimum of 1-4 years in the media and online interactive space.
Minimum of 2-7 years of coding and code review.
Development skills applicable to mobile development, web applications, social media, and general online.
Skills
Front-End:
Strong grasp of cross-browser, object-oriented JS
Preference of JS frameworks (jQuery, prototype, YUI, etc.)
Experience with AJAX-enabled web applications
Versed in coding standards-compliant semantic markup in XHTML/CSS
Significant experience with HTML5/CSS3 in relation to web and mobile applications
Comfortable with building end consumer web applications with RoR (prefer RoR to PHP)
Back-End:
Comfortable with RoR and relational databases like MySQL
Solid experience with MVC frameworks
Experience with Active MQ or related
Experience with Memcache, Cassandra, scripting, and version control a must
Proficiency in Objective-C or Java preferred for future mobile app development
ADDITIONAL:
Both the desire and ability to be a hands-on technical director are a must for this role.
Previous experience working in a startup and entrepreneurial environment is a plus.
Compensation
* Generous Founder Stock Options.
* Awesome office in the heart of SoMa SF with 120-inch screen project, surround sound systems, lounge setup, bar area, interior designer lighting system, video gaming, wood floors making this an awesome place to work.
* Our office is 3 blocks from BART and within walking distance to a variety of restaurants.
* Meritocracy! We reward on results!
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