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In Search of Technical Guru/Co-Founder (part-time to full time)

at FlockSpring in San Mateo, CA   —   Apr 17, 2014   |  
Helping People Find Their FlockThe only multi-faith search platformwe are about community
Overview
FlockSpring - Bridging People and Spiritual Communities. Find Your Flock.

FlockSpring is a multi-faith search site to help people discover the right spiritual community for them. Think Yelp + Meetup.com for religious groups. We want to be the goto place for people to browse and discover spiritual communities and hear about local events within their faith. FlockSpring is more than a directory of listings, we are adding new dimentionality by enabling user to search based on culture fit criteria such as music style, and age demographics.

1in 7 people move every year, and with 80% of the population claiming a religious affiliation that's upwards of 24M people potentially seeking a new spiritual community in their new neighborhood. Likewise there are already established religious goers who are looking to expand their friend network and dating pool within their faith. FlockSpring is there to serve both markets with relevant and helpful search results and local events for those looking to plug into a spiritually minded community of people.

The founder herself is affiliated with Christianity and Buddhism and fully understands the pain points of "church shopping" or finding local events such as zen talks. She also understands the business side from the religious groups who didn't go to school for marketing and need help being found online.

Co-founders do not need to be religious, though it is a benefit if you have an understanding of this market segment. FlockSpring is looking for a technical co-founder eager to build a solution to this outdated market segment that is in need of a web 2.0 solution.
Responsibilities
Develop the vision for application development and make decisions on the overall system architecture and stack.
Responsible for determining how technology can best be used to implement the business strategy while integrating and running the technology.
On-going responsibilities include management all software development and eventually management of technical staff and consultants.
Experience
Must have experience working with open source solutions.
Extensive experience in at least one web programming language (Ruby or Python/Django preferred).
Experience with some frontend and backend web stack (Rails, Python, Node, Javascript etc.).
Familiarity with A/B and multivariate testing.
Maintaining clean and effective tracking mechanisms for analytics frameworks.
Skills
A creative hacker. You love to find creative solutions and work arounds.
Open source technology guru. You like to work smart not reinvent the wheel.
Ability to diagnose issues spanning multiple applications and servers and troubleshoot them.
Works effectively with team members, and communicates proactively.
Are familiar with agile or lean startup work flow.
Education
- Education is important but that doesn't mean it had to come from a formal institution.
- School of hard knocks ok.
Compensation
A healthy equity sharing for the right co-founder. Currently in bootstrapping stage and working through the startup accelerator program, Founder Institute (Fi.co) in Menlo Park, CA.
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