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Seeking lead developer/CTO for web 2.0 sustainability start-up in Vancouver - P/T to start

at Ethico in Canada   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
Do you have a passion to use technology for social and environmental change?! Want to get in on the ground level of a promising company, as a co-founder? If you’re a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, developer then keep reading!

We have a concept for and market interest in an online platform that helps organizations attract and engage with the younger generation around their sustainability initiatives and opportunities.

Our CEO has experience in the sustainability sector and has the business skills to execute, but needs a technical partner to implement and lead the technology development. That’s where you come in … we are now looking for a technical entrepreneurial-minded person, with strong development skills, to help us launch and grow our business. You should love to write code, but if you also have an eye for design and user experience – all the better. This is a hands on, collaborative role, and is integral to the companies success. This opportunity is equity based and part-time to start, leading to a full time commitment as funding permits.

You should be based out of the Vancouver or Victoria region. Recent graduates with a portfolio are encouraged to apply!
Architect, implement, and manage our online platform
Provide overall technical guidance, ideas, and leadership
Use your tech savvy to solve business problems and create business opportunities
Troubleshoot issues as necessary
3+ years of web application development experience with LAMP, Ruby on Rails, Python/Django, or equivalent
Fluency in MySQL, ability to build a bullet proof database driven and scalable back-end
Experience using open source software and services
Knowledge of JavaScript and AJAX required
Experience using Amazon’s Web Services a bonus
Familiarity with SEO, landing page optimization, web analytics a bonus
Passionate about web technologies, usability, and agile development
Motivated self-starter / entrepreneurial / excellent communicator
Business-sense / solutions-focused / loves continuous learning
Flexible and able to work in a start-up environment
You will be working closely with the CEO and will be managing a technical team in the future, so people skills are good :)
A degree or diploma in Computer Science or related field
Why Join Us?
Great opportunity to get in on the ground level of a promising company, lead technology development, and use your skills to make a difference!
Early stage, equity based opportunity – terms negotiable. Part-time to start, leading to a full-time commitment as funding permits.
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