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FundingLess than 250K USD
Employees4
Salary2,000-4,000/MO USD
FulltimeYes
TelecommuteNo
IndustryGames, Consumer, Entertainment, Recommendations, Social Networking
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Ruby on Rails Lead Developer for Accelerator

at Pocket Tales in Indianapolis, IN   —   Apr 17, 2014   |  
Team Pocket TalesOverviewDreamiT VenturesStartl Logo
Overview
Pocket Tales is a social reading game aimed at 7-12 year old kids. As a finalist at the SXSW Accelerator we were called the “Foursquare of reading” but really, we’re just using gaming techniques to help kids have more fun and learn critical thinking skills while reading books.

Pocket Tales is a Startl/DreamIt Ventures portfolio company and is participating in this summer’s accelerator program. Because of this, it is a REQUIREMENT that all applicants be available to spend May 7th through August 6th in Philadelphia.

We’re looking for someone who is an experienced Ruby on Rails developer and expert project manager to help us enhance our current alpha product. We subscribe to the philosophy of “build half a product, not a half-assed product” and expect this developer to do the same.

(Please, no design firms, freelancers, or consultants need apply. Individuals seeking full-time positions only.)

WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE FINAL DECISIONS WITHIN A WEEK. DON'T WAIT. APPLY NOW.
Responsibilities
Owning and leading the backend development of the Pocket Tales web application; must have significant experience programming in Ruby on Rails
Contributing to frontend development including HTML/CSS/Javascript etc. as needed
Collaborating with the frontend developer and creative director
Contributing informed opinions to the discussion of all aspects of the business
Experience
If you have work experience, we want to know about it, but we place more weight on your portfolio. The best work of the best applicants is usually work they did for free for themselves.
Compensation
Compensation will be roughly $10,000 + equity for the 3 summer months. This is not a final number and could go up or down.

Following the Startl/DreamiT Ventures program, we expect to renegotiate salaries to more closely match earning potential.
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