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FundingLess than 250K USD
IndustryHCI, Software, E-commerce, Semantic Web, Productivity
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short-term (even part-time) Web App Developer

at SetSee in Maplewood, NJ   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
SetSee is a 2-person start-up in the business of helping solve the widespread problem of information overload by providing a super-charged ability to find what users really need within any display of information shown on a screen, with 2 products that are simple, powerful and consistent across many types of information, no matter the platform, software, or type of display.

We need a skilled Web developer to work either full-time or part-time over the next 2-3 months to finish the Beta version of our products (they share common code). It requires working with our current developer's pre-Alpha work to complete the initial UI features of our browser-based tool, some back end processing, and a simple web site, including customer sign-up and Beta login pages. This Beta is aiming for basic functionality; we plan for more significant development after getting some feedback and to then build an initial customer base (to attract seed or angel funding). There is both a consumer and a commercial product for the Beta.

For the longer term, we are also looking for a Lead Developer/Architect/Technical Co-founder (►CTO). The person chosen for the short-term project could potentially evolve to fill the longer-term position, should the candidate turn out to fit in well, share our vision, and be motivated to guide, architect & build that vision for further releases and other platforms.
work remotely and do web-based collaboration with current team, with occasional in-person meetings if possible
start with existing JavaScript & jQuery code
work with current developer to finish front end and UI aspects
design and setup the initial customer data & usage data databases that work with the 2 product versions
implement customer setup, payment, and authentication processing
build our basic web site, with customer signup and Beta login pages
Demonstrated success with projects involving the skills described below.
Successful completion of a web site, front and back-end, with database use.
2+ years JavaScript/jQuery experience
JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, HTML, CSS, Ajax
improving JavaScript performance
significant DOM traversal & manipulation, CSS manipulation
designing with JavaScript files shared between 2 products
Firefox & Chrome extensions, bookmarklets, etc
database schema design & setup, and server-side processing
basic web site design and setup
comfort with GitHub
ability & inclination to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with smart non-developers
Also, experience with these would be good: NPAPI plug-ins for browser clients, server-side JavaScript, GWT or similar frameworks
Education is less important than experience and skill—we are open-minded—but a BS or MS in Computer Science is certainly fine.
We can contract with you for a small percentage of company ownership for completing the project and/or offer deferred payment (deferred until we generate revenue or obtain sufficient seed/or angel funding). There is NO cash salary payable up front for this work.
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