Full Stack Engineer
We’re always excited to talk with awesome Developers to help us shake things up. If you’re into new and innovative services, technical challenges, agile development, working in a small team and making a huge impact please read on and email us! NOTE: this is not a Dating Site.
About the Role
We’re looking for engineers that are passionate and excited to build something big. You will be an integral part of a small team and help with engineering and product – from making key decisions to coding and deploying. This is an IDEAL job for an engineer who wants to be part of a small team, feel ownership over their work, and code like a ninja to make this a raging success. You also understand that not everything works, iterating is KEY.
- Be hungry to build awesome products and motivated by a challenge
- Demonstrable experience with PHP and/or Ruby
- Experience with web applications, databases, distributed systems, and machine learning a plus
- Product-focused – you’re not just excited to code, you want to be part of product decisions and have an eye for cool and cutting edge design
- Superior analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Discuss and debate things thoughtfully, while believing in iterating quickly
- A passion for enabling entrepreneurship
- B.S. in computer science, or equivalent work experience
- **Sense of humor and a positive attitude are non-negotiable.
- Leading design and implementation of the entire technology stack
- Collaborating with other engineers, designers and others to obtain information on goals performance requirements, interfaces and limitations to create new and improve existing features
- Working hand-in-hand with founders to make product and technology decisions
- Pro-actively contributing to new ideas and improvements
- Using analytics and customer feedback to revise and iterate on product quickly
- Finding solutions to problems – especially technical ones
- Delivering high-quality, performant, solutions quickly
Interested or know someone who might be?
email us at: info [at]founderdating[dot]com
We’re actively looking for folks to take FounderDating to the next level – launch and lead communities all over, but especially in:
- Washington, D.C.
- Salt Lake City
- <insert your city here>
Here’s what what we’re looking for in a City ManagingDirector:
Do you love entrepreneurship and bringing people together? Do you want to help lead the growth of the startup community in your city? As ManagingDirector you’ll be at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who all want to build new and innovative companies. City Chiefs are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re doing this as a labor of love.
- Self Starter. Has a fire in the belly. Walks through walls. Takes no prisoners. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then.
- Connector. You know the players in the startup space in. Even if you’re not a first- degree connection, you know who they are and you can build relationships.
- Creative. You like to think of new ideas to keep the existing community close and grow it..
- Organized. Period.
- Good Judgment. You’ve had experience with startups and you understand what makes good founders.
- Not an investor. We love investors, but this just isn’t a role for a VC or angel investor.
- Huge plus. You’ve organized startup events or taken a leadership role with other community startup groups.
About <City> ManagingDirector
- Marketing outreach. Connect with the right local organizations, universities, etc.
- Communication. Referencing potential members is a big part of events, so reaching out to listed references and applicants is a huge part of responsibilities.
- Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to the rest of you’re the FD team
Interested or know someone who might be?
email us at: info [at]founderdating[dot]com
You’re a builder. You love entrepreneurship and bringing people together. Twitter, Facebook, Quora, etc. aren’t just passing social media trends, they are community building tools. And you’ve already spent a ton of time on each them. You teach your friends how to use them, convince them why they are important and would be teaching us a thing or two about them. But you also know community is about more than just social media.
You’re obsessed with entrepreneurship. Not because it’s #trending, but because you see it as a platform for innovation, learning and building.
You’re a connector and it comes naturally. You literally can’t help yourself. When you meet someone, you automatically think about how you can help them. You understand the value of building relationships, not just connections or followers. You don’t just know the usual players and follow them on twitter, you know their birthdays and where they are speaking next. You know that communities don’t turn off at 5 or on the weekends and you wouldn’t want them to. You’re thoughtful while being quick to react.
You’re a self-starter. You’ve got that fire in the belly. Walks through walls-like passion. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then. You anticipate what is needed next and do it before it’s asked. You’re constantly thinking of new ideas and able to execute on them. That doesn’t mean you’re scattered. In fact, you’re insanely organized and pay extra attention to details. You have to in order to handle all of the responsibilities: Managing social media driven marketing – twitter, FB, Quora, blog, etc., Interacting with communities across all channels to increase engagement, running the blog (including identifying and wrangling contributing entrepreneurs), coming to us with new ideas. You know this is just the start and that you’ll also handle “special projects” which could range from speaking at a meetup to organizing one.
You have no problem reaching out to us on social media and doing it creatively to explain why you’d move across the country for this job (if you had to).
You’re an athlete. You don’t do just one thing and you don’t want to. You’re good at many things and you pride yourself on being able to figure new shit out – on your own. You’re passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and not because they’ve become en vogue in the last few years. But rather because you love building products, moving quickly and not following the rules. You know (of) the usual tech influencers or at least you follow them on twitter and aren’t afraid to @reply to them iff you have something meaningful to say. You read Brad Feld’s book not to say you did, but because you are genuinely curious about building entrepreneurial communities. You know from experience that whatever you don’t understand you can learn quickly and on your own. You fear mediocrity. In a word: driven.
You’re a juggler. You always have multiple balls in the air and you juggle them effortlessly. In fact, it makes you more productive. This doesn’t mean you lack focus, it means you’re insanely productive. You don’t drop balls. Even if the first pass doesn’t take, you figure it out and you pride yourself on that. You know excel and you secretly (or not so secretly) love figuring out new tricks and building models. BUT just working on just those all day long makes you want to poke your eyes out because you’re also creative. You’re constantly thinking about new ideas. You don’t believe in “idea people” though, you can execute the hell out of them too. You’ve never been asked to do anything twice, except for that one time you had your headphones on listening to Real Estate or Girl Talk.
You’re a team player. You can’t imagine yourself saying “that’s not my job.” You’re confident, not cocky. You’re always ready to take on new responsibilities: growing FD to new markets, running live cities, redeveloping the ManagingDirector program, creating and managing partnerships, just generally executing the hell out of everything and figuring it all out as you go.
You not only know but are also excited by the fact that the list above is a guess and will almost inevitably change and grow.
You’re an athlete. Maybe literally (because that takes major devotion), maybe not. Your friends, professors, relatives all talk about how hard you work and you’re the go-to person when they need something done well or can’t figure something out. You want to work hard on something that you have real ownership over with people that make you better.
You should be able to find a creative way to get a hold of us and not be afraid to be wrong and try again. Explain why you had to stop whatever you were doing and apply for this job.