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CTO - Senior Developer / Software Engineer (PHP, MySQL,RoR)

IT | Miami, FL

Job Description


The Company is a new powerful platform for investing, founded on the principals of engagement, connection and making dreams a reality. It was founded in late 2011 to contribute to the future of small business in the United States. The site is one of the first “equity based crowd-funding” platforms to provide innovative and cost-effective tools to assist qualified entrepreneurs and business owners in gaining access to necessary capital from individual investors and venture capitalist from all over the globe. The company can operate as a result of the JOBS Act which was just passed into law in April 2012.

The company is building the nations recovery platform and needs exceptional people to help get America back on track.


The Job

Lead the architecture for the product, write and review code, scope projects and milestones. Its ultimately up to you how you get things done, but we think in you will spend roughly 40-60% of your time coding, and the rest focused on building the engineering organization and scoping/designing product. In many ways, you will be part product manager and part engineer - we respect your opinion and believe you should feel passionate ownership for the things you make.

We ask that you write scalable, maintainable, secure code and set the bar high when it comes to best practices of a professional software engineering organization including testing, source control, a dev/stage/prod release cycle and continuous integration and deployment processes.

You have demonstrated ability to lead engineers and build a team. You are a prolific coder who can take a project and run with it, and have a track record of successfully building products that scale to large numbers of users. You have made significant architectural decisions. You are passionate about the engineering process, and you’ve used tools like Pivotal Tracker, Trac, Jira, FogBugz, or even post it notes to make sure everyone is on the same page. You’re down with open source. You're constantly experimenting with new technologies. You follow the Redis, Mongrel2 and the NoSQL drama with curiosity, interest, disdain, etc. Formal training in computer science (bachelors, masters, school of hard knocks, whatever)



+ Writing clean, readable, modular code, along with active test-driven development 

+ Engineering experience designing/writing systems in RoR, PHP, Python, C, C++, Java, etc 

+ Extensive knowledge of browser security, cross-domain security, and cookie security

+ Experience building and scaling distributed, highly available systems 

+ Experience with MYSQL (Database design & modeling, Database administration)

+ RDBMS implementation and development

+ SOAP, REST, or other web service technologies

+ A/B TESTING Experience / Unit testing frameworks

+ B.S., M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent 

+ 2+ Years of experience in large scale projects (Substantial experience developing web applications)

+ Extraordinary software engineering talent 


Location & Work Environment

+ Your choice of location Miami or Chicago

+ High speed team, in a leading space (Crowdfunding)

+ Great opportunity to get in early in fast growing company and crawl your way to senior management.



Salary = $75,000 ~ $125,000

Equity = (Stock Options @ 4 year vest with a 1 year cliff)

Benefits = Medical insurance + Dental insurance + Snacks + Dinner (if you live under your desk)