Social Networking Python Development

A social networking start-up based in NYC, with a completely fresh concept is looking for a Code Guru to finish the development of an almost completed website (being coded in Python/Django/PINAX) and get in on the ground floor with us.

Please note: the compensation for this project is both cash and equity in the business.

As one of the first movers in what will be a very large and challenging branch of web communication, we are looking for a techie who can also speak to mere mortals. The Guru will have two responsibilities, sequenced as follows: (1) quickly complete the development of the site (which is almost completed) in advance of launch, (2) post-launch, make fixes and changes to a custom code base for our web application. Responsibilities don't stop at python scripts and chron jobs however. We'll need this person to have knowledge of the social networking/social media landscape as well. We will be looking to them for a strong opinion on web strategy and the proper technical architecture to deal with the challenges of creating a completely new web property. With the growth that we're expecting, we will also need this person to be able to identify additional hardware needs - performance optimization skills are always a plus. Specific skills needed are listed below:


LAMP Development Experience (Knowledge of Python a must)

Knowledge of Django Framework (PINAX experience is useful)

Experience with AJAX and/or DHTML

Experience with CSS and HTML5

Extensive knowledge of MySQL

Knowledge of Agile Software Development is a plus

Knowledge of Testing Methodologies

Performance/Code Optimization a plus

Social Networking website architecture/infrastructure knowledge a plus

Mobile Development a plus (iPhone, Android)

Non Technical:

Ability to self start

Clear English writing/communication skills

Able to provide strategic advice on social networking/social media

Comfort within a rapidly changing and often unclear start-up environment

Aptitude for clearly communicating complex issues

Technical Support experience a plus

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and give time-frame estimates for scope

Ability to identify and fix bugs

Project Management experience a plus

Being located in the Boston, NYC or San Francisco Bay area a plus

Skills: PHP, XML

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