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Technical Co-Founder

at Stealth Media Startup in New York, NY   —   Mar 28, 2014   |  
Overview
We’re a very different, (stealth) music and media startup that’s looking for a Technical Co-Founder who seeks to innovate and enjoy doing it.

If you’re a smart, hungry technology (or media) professional who’s self-motivated, passionate about music/media, and you relish an opportunity to transform a media industry, then you’ll love the position and the startup.

Note: Depending on a candidate's current responsibilities/obligations, the position can be a part-time, telecommute project in the short-term until you're ready to commit to the startup full-time or until a full-time commitment is necessary

What’s in It for You:
Equity, Salary and Perks

Location:
West Coast Office, NYC and Telecommute (negotiable)

About the Startup:
Note: The startup is in stealth mode, and a succinct, detailed description of the startup is available upon contact

The startup's initial efforts and offerings are different from what’s offered by current music/media startups - in short, there isn’t an entity that’s doing anything as ambitious or as rewarding for fans of music and music artists/music labels.

Further, when compared to the services, etc. for music that are currently available in the marketplace – whether offered through startups or “big media” companies – the value proposition our startup brings to music creators, as well as to music labels, is priceless.

Also, the startup’s first launch isn’t a “disruption” of the space it is entering - inasmuch as it is both a thoroughly modern (and prescient) reconceptualization of the medium and a utility nonpareil for creators of music and music labels.

In light of the recent changes in the music landscape, we think that the startup's audacious first offering can become an essential favorite for both casual fans and music enthusiasts. In addition, the startup’s next two launches afterwards are at least as innovative in their respective spaces, and the startup may possibly expand into other industries, also.

Backstory:
Several months ago, I (Principal and Co-Founder) commenced discussions with a leading technology and media company about funding and/or a possible venture partnership(s) – this was before I decided to seek the formation of a startup for building and launching the initial endeavors.

Unfortunately, these talks centered on at least 2 of the efforts being both developed and maintained by the digital department of one of the corporation's subsidiaries. As I explained at the time, the endeavors would, by far, offer the greatest rewards – to each party involved – if launched by an independent startup, rather than by a major music label or a "big media" company. (It’s not necessary to mention that neither the major music labels nor the RIAA are very popular among some tech-savvy music fans, for example.)

We agreed to talk again once a startup was formed and ready for launch of the 1st product.

About the Position:
The startup seeks to transform music through innovations - developed both independently (by the startup) and through partnerships. Towards this, the Technical Co-Founder will partner in the startup's vision, help shape the trajectory of the company's efforts, provide the startup's executive team with valuable guidance, and help lead the startup's recruitment of an experienced and innovative technology team. In addition, the Technical Co-Founder will help lead the technology team’s implementation of the startup’s vision.

The startup is laidback, passionate, focused and eager to build its presence quickly. In addition to founder's equity, salary and perks, the startup's Technical Co-Founder position offers a smart technologist (or an experienced music/media professional) an extraordinary opportunity to make a favorable impact on music, as well as pop culture, in a relatively short period of time.
Responsibilities
Technical Co-Founder will partner in the startup's vision, help shape the trajectory of the company's efforts, as well as lead the startup's recruitment of an experienced and innovative technology team, including the startup's CTO position.
In addition, the Technical Co-Founder will lead the technology team’s implementation of the startup’s vision.
As part of its efforts, the startup will devote some of its resources towards developing new technologies and innovations, and the Technical Co-Founder will be instrumental in leading these efforts, also.
Depending on the qualifications, experience, and interests of a Technical Co-Founder candidate, the position could be expanded to include the responsibilities of the CTO position; this position would be Technical Founder/CTO.
Experience
Web development experience; mobile application development experience is a plus
Also, startup experience or experience in an early-stage environment is a plus; however, it isn't required
Skills
BS/MS in Computer Science/similar discipline or
experience to replace a degree; an MBA is a plus
Fluency in front-end web and Internet technologies
Ability to lead a technology team and attract talent
Ability to learn new technologies, tools and platforms as necessary
Have fun and love what you do
Education
BS/MS in Computer Science/similar discipline or experience to replace a degree; an MBA is a plus. Recent college graduates and exceptional (current) college students are encouraged to apply, also.
Compensation
Equity and Salary
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