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Funding250K-500K USD
Employees3
SalaryShhhh...
FulltimeYes
TelecommuteNo
IndustrySoftware, Consumer, Financial Services
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Lead Developer (Founding Team)

at Guide Financial in 660 4th Street   —   Jul 16, 2014   |  
Overview
80% of Americans manage their money alone and make costly and stressful mistakes in the process.
Guide is like a health check for your finances – each week our software automatically scans all of your transactions, analyzes them for dozens of ways you can earn or save more, and helps you make fixes to get on the right path (from paying your debts in the right order to complex HSA/FSA choices, student loan planning, building an emergency fund, saving for retirement and more).

We bring genuine and comprehensive advice and financial peace of mind to anyone, regardless of income level, through beautiful, understandable and powerful software.

We are backed by an impressive roster of investors, part of the LaunchPad LA accelerator program, and partner with Intuit to provide users with secure access to accounts at nearly 19,000 financial institutions.
Responsibilities
You will join the Guide team as a founding member, taking ownership of a sophisticated, complex and exciting development process, for a product that has the impact to improve the lives of millions of people.
The role will involve spending about 80% of your time developing new features and maintaining the existing codebase, and about 20% working with helping to hire and mentor junior team members, going to conferences and other fun stuff.
You’ll help lead all major technical decisions and be a core part of the founding team, shaping both the technology and business strategy of Guide as we grow.
Experience
You have several years of great experience in web development – we have a strong preference for Ruby on Rails developers, but we’re flexible
You love well written, easy to understand and comprehensively tested code
You like working hard, are passionate about your work and are full of energy and creativity
You have a great track record building complex, scalable consumer web software and strong intuition for front-end design and usability, ideally with some background or interest in web security as well
Skills
Ruby on Rails
JQuery
AJAX
Backbone.js
Javascript
Security
Education
Flexible
Compensation
Very competitive, with significant equity
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