StartUp: OffHold (http://offhold.com)Location: Boston, MA
Date: September 2011
We are a social, tech-help startup based on the idea, "get off hold, get help now." Down the street from Harvard and other top universities, we are looking to add talented young programmers to our growing company. Privately funded with an ambitious team, we are poised to become one of the web's next great ventures.
Python (+PHP) Developer for OffHold.
As an OffHold web developer; you will be responsible for the backend database of our minimalistic social network, which will then be integrated into a Mac and PC application. You will work closely with the OffHold development team and CTO to define the scope, and build the features of our growing service.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
OffHold's ideal candidate is an ambitious Computer Science major/graduate who has the desire and abilities necessary to build a company from the ground up. Someone who can build a social networking platform from scratch (with the help of our development team) and the ability to integrate it into a useful software package.
Equity Shares + Office Space. Ownership ranging from 5-10% dependent on contribution. While this might sound worse than a $100,000 a year job, keep in mind that it was better to get in at Facebook before they could offer $100,000 a year jobs.
If you are interested in joining an ambitious team, send your resume and cover letter to Nick at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (both will go to same inbox).
Keep in mind, we are much more interested in finding someone who is incredibly motivated than someone who did well in Coding 101. Let us know a bit about yourself, why you want to join a startup, what languages you are comfortable in, and we'll set up an interview.
Working closely with the development team.
Creating an application for Mac/PC that incorporates SkypeKit and our backend database.
Coding in Python and PHP daily.
BS in Computer Science/related field (*or working towards a degree).
Driven and self-motivated, a self-starter who can work without supervision.
Understanding of Social Networking sites and the vision to work towards the next big thing.
Python; for use with PC/OS X applications; ability to seamlessly integrate a backend database and a VOIP Service (SkypeKit).
PHP5 and experience with the Elgg Social Network; MySQL a must.
Knowledge of other lanaguages.
Doesn't matter, as long as you can code.