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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.

Must Haves

  • Be hungry to build awesome products and motivated by a challenge
  • Demonstrable experience with PHP and/or Ruby
  • Strong understanding of Web fundamentals, HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • 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.

Responsibilities Include

  • 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  

UI/UX Designer & Front-end Developer

You’re insatiably curious. Your friends come to you for tips on the latest design trends, memes, or the hot new app. Because you’ve not only known about them for months, you finagled alpha access. So what if they aren’t directly (or even remotely) related to your product, you understand that great UI inspiration can come from anywhere. Creative Mornings are standard as much for the content as for the camaraderie.

You can’t help but have an organized list of all of your go-to sites for inspiration, a pinboard full of things like funny 404 pages, your favorite ad campaigns, great UI details you spot. You know about the latest jQuery and javascript plugins before they are on Smashing Magazine’s top 20 list and can geek out on typography.  But you know it’s not just about design and pixels, it’s about creating a product and a community. You’re a student of human behavior and motivation.

You’re a problem solver. You see opportunities and solutions, not problems. You think carefully but act quickly- you’re a doer who is not afraid to make mistakes. You don’t get discouraged if the most recent feature you built didn’t have the desired results – you’ll get feedback and iterate, iterate, iterate, until the goal is reached. You’re as passionate about beautiful design as you are about the metrics that back up user behavior. You are resourceful and efficient; a skilled multi-tasker. If you don’t know how to code, you’re ready to learn and at least know how to edit it.  As a user advocate, you live for feedback, but you know how to prioritize it and solve key problems first.

You’re a detailed communicator. You know that team work and collaboration is the way to get the best results; no (wo)man is an island. You’ve worked with marketing directors, engineers, CEO’s and account managers and understand how to present ideas to different teams while speaking their language clearly and concisely.

You can talk about products and features on a high level and also give detailed user interaction and design instructions down to the pixel for engineers to implement. You can build a well written testing plan.  You help others see your vision by presenting your ideas backed by research and inspiring designs.

You’re driven. You can’t sleep when you have an idea in your head that hasn’t been recorded. That extra hour is always worth it to get something done. You want to succeed but you also want to help others do what they love and that’s one reason this opportunity is so appealing.

You either have a portfolio site you’ve built or a Behance/Dribble/Forrst  account that you’re dying to share because you can’t wait to tell us why you had to stop reading your Communication Arts magazine to apply for this role. Be Creative.  

Managing Director

We’re actively looking for folks to take FounderDating to the next level – launch and lead communities all over, but especially in:

Here’s what what we’re looking for in a City Managing Director: 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. MDs are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re doing this as a labor of love. It’s about 1-3 hrs/week.

About You

  • 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> Managing Director

  • Marketing outreach. Be the face of FD in your city! Connect with the right local organizations, universities, etc.
  • Community Builder. You love to network not just for collecting connections but for building community and making real connections.
  • Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to the rest of your the FD team

Interested or know someone who might be? email us at: info [at]founderdating[dot]com  

Associate ManagingDirector

Do you love entrepreneurship and helping to connect people? Do you want to help lead the growth of startup communities? As Associate Managing Director at FounderDating, you’ll be contributing to a vibrant, buzzing online community of entrepreneurs who all want to build new and innovative companies. You are driven, organized and pumped to help people get started. It is a volunteer role that takes about 2-4 hours per week. You would do this alongside 20 other MDs across the globe.

About You

  • 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.
  • Love of Entrepreneurship. You follow, like and retweet your favorite entrepreneurs and are thirsty for what’s next in the startup world. If you haven’t started something yet, you want to in the not so distant future.
  • Quick Learner. You ask questions and learn from your mistakes. You’re willing to dive outside of your comfort zone and run.
  • Connector. You have no problem reaching out to people and connecting them with people and information. In fact, you thrive off of it.
  • Organized. Period.
  • Huge plus. You’ve organized startup events or taken a leadership role with other community events.
  • *preferably you’re in the Bay Area where we’re HQed but not a must

About Associate Managing Director

  • Gatekeeper. You’ll be primed to make the important decision on who is accepted to the highly curated FD network. You hold the key to entrepreneurs getting started with the right people. It’s a big deal.
  • Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to the rest of the FD team.
  • Access. You’ll have access to a network of people who have created the products/companies you read about and will create the companies and products of the future. In short, they’re the people you want to know.

Marketing & Community Manager

You’re a builder. You’re a builder.  You love entrepreneurship and bringing people together. You know Twitter, Facebook, Quora, etc. aren’t are community building tools, not community in and of themselves.  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. You probably have more followers than we do. But you also analyze. You love data. You realize you need to see the numbers to know what’s working; you’re blind without them. 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 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. – which includes the analytics, Interacting with communities across all channels to increase engagement, growing FD in new cities, running the blog and content marketing – not just posting to the blog, but understanding SEO and coming up 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).  

Business Athlete

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.  

Community & Marketing Intern

You’re a doer.  You love entrepreneurship and bringing people together.  You roll up your sleeves and you do what’s needed because you want to build something awesome. 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. You probably have more followers than we do. You’re obsessed with entrepreneurship. Not because it’s  #trending, but because you see it as a platform for innovation, learning and building. You can make sense out of chaos. You’re organized. You pay extra attention to details because you know they matter.  Some people may even tease you for it. We won’t! Spreadsheets, calendars and life hacks are your best friend. You’re passionate and purposeful. This doesn’t mean you’re not creative or one step ahead. 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • General marketing and outreach – leading efforts to reach new cities and resources in current cities.
  • Managing social media driven marketing – twitter, FB, Quora, blog, etc., Analytics included.
  • Blog – including identifying and wrangling awesome contributing entrepreneurs coming to us with new ideas, etc.
  • Customer service – if you know community you know this is the frontlineEvent organization – bonus points if you’ve done this before.
  • 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 or other channels and doing it creatively to explain why you’d move across the country for this job (if you had to).

Data Science & Stats Intern

Do you love data and, better yet, pulling insights out of it? Jazzed about entrepreneurship? You’ve come to the right place. FounderDating is committed to using both our proprietary and public data  for business/marketing insights. It’s a rare opportunity to quickly contribute to a company, entrepreneurs and see your work published.

Requirements:

  • Meaningful Experience with Python, R or similar languages and MySQL
  • Background in Statistics, Applied Math, CS or applied quantitative skills
  • Self-starter and high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand.
  • Brownie Points for: side-projects, obvious interest in entrepreneurship, CS degree, practical experience cleaning data sets

What you’ll be doing:

  • Perform data analysis to generate business insights that will be used not only for product decisions but be featured in marketing
  • Interface with Engineers, Product Managers and founders to understand goals and data needs.
  • Build data expertise and make recommendations on improvements to current processes
  • Work with proprietary and public data

Interested? email us at info@ or tweet to us to tell us why!

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