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FundingLess than 250K USD
Employees5
SalaryShhhh...
FulltimeYes
TelecommuteNegotiable
IndustryWeb 2.0, E-commerce
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Sr. Developer and Core Team Member

at LocalGrown in Lake Geneva, WI   —   Mar 25, 2014   |  
Overview
LocalGrown is looking for a result-oriented, passionate "rock star" programmer to lead the development and management of our net-marketplace, corporate site, and online community. The Sr. Developer position is a ground floor opportunity and will be responsible for architecting and designing our next-generation commerce platform and transforming the way food is marketed, sold, and purchased in local food systems. The right candidate has a strong fundamental knowledge of CS (data structures, algorithms, etc) and a demonstrated ability to understand both the possibilities and constraints of web applications and large data problems. The Sr. Developer will represent LocalGrown in all things technical with investors, partners, media, etc., and as such, must have strong interpersonal, presentation, and organization skills.

The performance of the Sr. Developer will be critical in our success, and as such, will be compensated with an generous equity position in the company. Compensation will be equity based initially, but will grow into a salaried role as we secure additional funding and/or drive revenues. We are currently headquartered in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, but a remote office/telecommuting in the upper Midwest is acceptable depending on the experience of the candidate. This position will report directly to the Founder and President of the company.
Responsibilities
Spearhead technical design, architecture, and specifications for our net-marketplace platform, including commerce and online community solutions.
Spearhead design and development of complementary mobile applications for Android, Windows 7, and iOS devices.
Design and develop new applications or enhancements to our site, store and social media tools.
Drive requirement, design, code and functional specification reviews and prepare technical specification and deployment documents.
Become an expert on social media technologies and how they can be leveraged throughout the business to improve conversions with all of our target audiences.
Work with marketing, business development, and customer service teams to vet requirements for new product features and provide force estimates for those features.
Investigate new web technologies, developing technology proof of concepts, and championing innovative applications that can improve customer acquisition, retention and adoption
Develop and manage technology vendor partners that can support the development needs of the LocalGrown platform.
Manage and conduct all product QA and user acceptances testing and report results.
Work with design team to develop and make available user-driven templates (for user Seller Pages).
Implement Content Management System (CMS) to manage social media, content for web properties.
Manage overall IT infrastructure including network, hardware, software, connectivity and telephony.
Experience
Expert knowledge of one or more of the following: PHP, XML, HTML, Ruby, Javascript, Web Services, SOAP.
Expert-level knowledge of cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility and design constraints.
Experience utilizing Web 2.0 technologies and deep understanding of scalable web architectures, queuing and partitioning.
Experience using agile development best practices including scalability, security, usability, load-time, and basic SEO.
Background working with version control systems, such as Subversion or CVS .
Experience implementing social network APIs such as Facebook Connect, Twitter.
Ability to write clean, coherent, well-documented code and to follow established coding style guidelines.
Excellent verbal and written skills, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas and to design and document projects in a clear, concise way to non-technical users.
Strong analytical and mathematical skill with the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, area and percentages.
Able to work independently, efficiently meet deadlines, and communicate promptly via phone, email, and IM.
Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, or equivalent experience.
Background and passion for working in a startup environment a plus!
Skills
2+ years experience as architect or lead developer for web based solutions (preferably net-marketplace or ecommerce).
5+ years of web development/programming, hand-coded experience, LAMP stack preferred (HTML, JavaScript, XHTML, XML, CSS, JSP, etc.).
Expert knowledge of one or more of the following: PHP, XML, HTML, Ruby, Javascript, Web Services, SOAP.
Education
Bachelors degree in computer science, MIS, or equivalent experience.
Compensation
The performance of the Sr. Developer will be critical in our success, and as such, will be compensated with an generous equity position in the company. Compensation will be equity based initially, but will grow into a salaried role as we secure additional funding and/or drive revenues.
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