Let Me Hear Ya seeks a Ruby on Rails Developer to create the first generation of our consumer-oriented "2nd screen" streaming product.
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WHAT’S OUR 5-10 WORD CONCEPT?
Sports fans make the call and broadcasters are muted
WHAT’S THE STORY & MISSION OF THE COMPANY?
I couldn't take it anymore... talking heads droning on and on during games. So, I decided to make it stop.
Our mission is to let sports fans decide. Fans make the call. Never watch sports the same way again… now there are options.
LetMeHearYa enables user generated sports broadcasting. Fans create live commentary alongside their favorite sporting events on TV. Our system enables anyone to broadcast their own opinions and perspectives to listeners, who can choose to listen to any number of broadcasters, based on their specific entertainment tastes. LetMeHearYa is the perfect "second screen" companion for live sports on TV.
WHAT STAGE IS OUR COMPANY?
We raised a 6-figure seed round to get to market.
We have a functioning alpha product, and our next steps are to build up our consumer audience. We need a top-notch experience and design in order to grow our listener base as fast as possible.
So, your risk/reward is such: a paid short-term project with hopes that we will be a great fit to move forward.
WHY ARE WE GOING TO WIN?
We are going to win because fans don't have any options right now and they don't like what they are getting.
Finally, we have huge technical advantage. Our product allows listeners to sync the broadcast up with their TV, and this has not been possible until the recently released Wowza 3.0 media server.
WHAT VOICE WILL THE DEVELOPER HAVE IN THE COMPANY?
I have a people philosophy based on three pillars:
1. Hire extraordinary people
2. Compensate them fairly
3. Get the hell out of their way
You will report to me, but your true responsibility is to the users
Build the first version of our consumer experience
Diagram and document the technical design from the top down (as needed)
Work closely with the CEO and UX Lead to make the consumer product a reality
Provide feedback for wireframes and mockups for both the listener and broadcaster aspects of the product
Embed a long-term technical vision for the consumer-facing product into our company
2+ years experience with Ruby on Rails
2+ years experience developing social and viral Internet applications (via widgets, FB integration, social network integration, etc.)
Demonstrated experience creating simple interfaces for large consumer audiences
Demonstrated experience developing web applications for a small consumer audience
Experience with Flash, streaming media, and user generated content is strongly preferred
Project based at first and hoping to continue