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Lead Developer / CTO

at FitKit Apps in Redwood City, CA   —   Apr 12, 2014   |  
Overview
Do you want to transform the way people interact with health and fitness around the world?

FitKit is looking for a Lead Developer to build a solution to meet the rapidly growing demand for personalized health. Connected health in the US is a $3.3 billion annual market, and we aim to build the world’s largest community by providing interactive tools to make health social, simple and rewarding.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in building scalable, extensible and user-friendly software applications. The position will participate in the architecture, design, and implementation, enabling our product for large scale deployment, and will work in a small, fast-moving team.
Responsibilities
Architect the backend of our user management system
Make recommendations on the technology, platform and tool best suited for the goal
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
Company-wide IT leadership
Experience
Experience managing a development team in projects with tight schedules
Experience in recommendation engines and algorithms
Strong focus on user experience, design, and usability for consumers – (and internal tools)
Experience creating applications that scale for hundreds of thousands/millions of users
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
Sense of humor and positive attitude essential!
Must be hands on and have proven experience scaling a team.
Education
BA/BS degree – CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred
Compensation
Equity and Salary to be discussed
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