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Lead Engineer

at Beautified in New York, NY   —   Jul 19, 2014   |  
Overview
At Beautified, we’re building a new way to discover and book beauty. We’re a mobile business that looks at the beauty and wellness space from two unique perspectives: the consumer and the business-operator. We think technology can create new efficiencies for an old-school industry, still very reliant on pen and paper. Beautified launched to a feature in February 2013’s Vogue Magazine, and we’re working to bring the beauty business online, one customer at a time. Join us.

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As the lead engineer at Beautified, you will be working to build best-in-class technologies to transform the beauty and wellness space. We are engineering a complete solution from scratch, which means going above and beyond the typical problem solving at most consumer-focused businesses.

We need a leader who is as comfortable building and expanding a proprietary spa/salon book optimization software, as they are directing, leading and getting their hands dirty alongside iOS experts and front-end pros. The day-to-day might involve project managing internal and external teams with specific technical-expertise, debugging CSS and Javascript, buiding integrations with third-party products, or writing a new data service. Our priority is to ensure a stable technical environment for our customers (via our mobile app) and our partners (via our proprietary web-based software), while continuing to expand it’s capabilities and shipping regularly.

Beyond being a technical rockstar, we want our lead engineer to be able to make great product decisions, design (and build!) elegant user interfaces, and take a strong leadership role.
Responsibilities
The ability to make quick product and technical judgments independently and with little oversight
Architect and develop modular, scalable applications that integrate across the enterprise
Wants to be an integral part of architecture decisions, lead code reviews, improve our software development processes, and mentor other team members (including non-technical)
Recruit, mentor, and manage engineers ranging from junior to senior
Ensure the creation of amazing code
Substantial experience developing web and mobile applications
The number of years of professional experience is not important
Open source work and/or shipped products are a huge plus
Proficiency in Ruby plus one or more common web languages: Java, Objective C, etc.
Beautified is written in Ruby and Objective C with MySQL as the main data store
Experience
You've been a CTO of a startup or two
Mobile Apps
Agile (SCRUM) methodologies
PCI compliance
HIPAA compliance
Strong desire to use, support, and commit back to open source projects
A good eye!
Compensation
Attractive salary with equity interest
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