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Web Application Development Intern

at Signature9 in New York, NY   —   Jul 14, 2014   |  
Overview
Signature9 is an emerging authority on the 9 lifestyle topics we cover, which include women's and men's style (fashion, shoes, beauty / grooming, jewelry / watches and bags / accessories) design, food, travel and tech. Through interesting research and data, we've developed a loyal readership that grows month after month.

Signature9 is a bootstrapped startup, with basic costs covered by data sales from our more extensive reports. We are currently looking for talented individuals to contribute to various database driven products that centralize disparate pieces of information, and present them in a way that's visually beautiful and immediately informative. More details are available to applicants, but you'll work on projects that touch multiple industries including fashion, finance, advertising & PR, e-commerce and more.

The internship is unpaid, but potentially more rewarding for the right person. Interns who successfully complete the program will receive priority consideration for paid projects and equity, in line with commitment and contribution quality.

We are looking for interns who can commit a minimum of 20 hours/week from May - September, with 30 hours/week expected from June through mid-August. Open to applicants nationwide.

Please visit http://www.signature9.com/intern to apply
Responsibilities
Work closely with the founder on development of web and mobile applications
Implement new product features using PHP (Python may be substituted in situations when it's the better tool for the job) and MySQL in an Apache/Linux environment
Applying basic user interface design skills when implementing features
Bring a "can do" attitude to developing production ready applications in a fast-paced environment
Code with speed, attention to server and end user system resources and standards in mind
Skills
Proficiency in XHTML/HTML, PHP, AJAX and CSS; C++, Objective C or Python are a bonus
Interest in developing data driven web applications
LAMP experience
Some database experience, preferably MySQL
Experience with REST or SOAP APIs (using and creating)
Understanding of web-based architecture (web servers, load balancing, caching, databases, replication, etc.)
Ability to work independently
Education
Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate IT or CS students preferred, however credit is optional. Experience, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic are more important to us than degrees, but if you have both we'd love to hear from you.
Compensation
Internship is unpaid. Those who successfully complete the program will receive priority consideration for future paid projects, and equity based on contributions and commitment.

This position is virtual, so while there's no free coffee, there's also no commute and a generous degree of flexibility related to scheduling. Deadlines are strict, but whether you work at 9am or 9pm is usually your call.
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