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FundingLess than 250K USD
IndustryP2P, Travel, Consumer, E-commerce
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Lead Engineer / CTO

at FoundTrip in Boston, MA   —   Jul 02, 2014   |  
If you are some sort of rock star and/or ninja, FoundTrip might not be the place for you. Disrupting the online travel space doesn't require groupies or throwing stars. Luckily there are literally tons of startups looking to hire someone with just your credentials.

At FoundTrip, we are simply looking for an overly capable, creative, and motivated Lead Engineer/CTO to help us launch our new travel marketplace. The world would be a better place if people could easily practice random acts of travel, without being weighed down by fees and restrictions, right?

The Lead Engineer/CTO will make the vision a reality, constructing FoundTrip’s architecture on both the front and back ends. Candidates should have extensive development experience and should be excited by the fact that they’ll have the opportunity to build the site from the ground up.
Create a roadmap for rolling out the prototype, for architecting and constructing the commercial product, and for building an engineering team that can scale effectively
Personally code early custom modules
Work with design team to create standout user interface
Create an elegant database schema to efficiently access and store passenger, trip, and pricing data
Interact with users to develop and update user experience
3+ years of web development experience with LAMP, Ruby on Rails, Python/Django or equivalent
Working knowledge of web services (SOAP, REST)
SQL knowledge and experience building scalable database driven web sites
Experience with open source software and services
Comfort working with social networking API's, particularly Facebook and Twitter.
Applicable experience with JavaScript, JQuery, CSS/HTML, XML and AJAX
Experience using Amazon's Web Services a plus
Familiarity with SEO, landing page optimization, web analytics a plus
You can pull most of this from the "Experience" section. Outside of that, we'll check out your work, see how you feel about the concept, and go from there. Knowledge of the online travel space will also help.
BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline preferred.
Seed stage salary (50-75% market rate) + significant equity position
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