Technical Co-Founder for a New York based Start-Up at Epickk (Anywhere)

at Epickk in New York

We are a recently founded social gifting start-up company with an experienced team of passionate, creative and fun people based in New York and London. Our team includes a very diverse group of people including lawyers, PhDs and engineers coming from a very multinational background. We are currently working on a mobile and web application that will revolutionize the social gifting experience. Although we are in the early stages, we have plans to expand quickly throughout the major international cities and we need your help to grow together!

We are looking for a programmer to be our Technical Co-founder and Partner. You will be the lead programmer of our web and mobile applications and build and lead our technical team. You will be one of the three co-founders and will receive substantial equity in the company. We already have an established company with a solid business plan, merchant and third party connections, an experienced team consisting of 8 members located internationally, and a web product that is work in progress. We have plans to grow aggressively on a global scale after we go for the VC financing in a few months.

This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a fun and unique start-up, which offers great long-term benefits both professionally and financially. Plus, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your work go live and used by thousands of people in 3 different continents. You will have a real impact on the lives of thousands as well as the future of e-commerce and social gifting!

Who we are:

We have two founders in our team. One of them is a corporate lawyer who used to work at one of the largest law firms in the world and has several years of experience in corporate transactions including IPOs, M&A deals, and complex financings. In addition, he has extensive experience in finance and international business management, having a graduate and undergraduate degree in finance and business. The other co-founder is a mechanical engineer with a graduate degree in engineering and product development. As a founder of two successful start-up companies, he has vast experience in the operations of start-ups and tech companies.

As a team, we have the necessary skills, experience and connections to found and manage a winner start-up. Most importantly, we have the ambition, determination and energy to market our product, raise outside financing, make connections and work 24/7 to succeed and lead our company to a whole new level in just a few months.

What we can offer:

• Established business model and product. (for now we can only tell you that the product allows you to send real gifts instantly – anywhere, anytime.)
• Very interesting work with an international flavor, and a unique product based on a very cool and fun idea in one of the hottest start-up areas recently.
• Established, growing, very capable and experienced global team.
• International product and multinational team. We are establishing our business in 3 different cities in 3 different continents at the same time. This is and will be a very international company and you will be part of a very multinational team. There will be a lot of room for international mobility including an option to relocate to New York.
• Equity: we are looking for a partner and co-founder, not just an employee. You will own the company and product that you build. You will also receive a salary after we obtain VC financing in a few months.
• Flexible hours and ability to work remotely: as long as you work, we do not really care where you do it, when you do it, and how you do it.
• Great growth potential both professionally and financially as we grow as a company.

What we expect from you:

We want you to carry our product to the next level and build something that is 100 times better than what is out there in the market. As our technical co-founder, you will act as the lead programmer and will build our web and mobile apps, hire, lead and manage our technical team and will be responsible from all technical issues including APIs, and our redeeming device.

We expect that:
• you will work hard and will live with this product 24/7 in order to carry it to the next level.
• you will fight with us to wipe out the competition by producing absolutely the best thing in the market and you will do your best to be a winner.
• you will believe in our idea, product and team with all your heart. Because we believe in it and we work hard to succeed.

Who we are looking for:

You have a computer science (or related technical field) degree AND

• You are smart: We are looking for a smart, ambitious, and determined team player.
• You are a perfectionist: And your work reflects that. You only deliver the best and nothing less.
• You are hard-working: We have a work hard/play hard culture. We are ambitious and looking for someone who has the stomach for a start-up with big ideals.
• You are innovative: You have the talent to carry this product to the next level on the tech side.
• You are a visionary: You will identify problems and come up with solutions and ideas that no one else has ever imagined.
• You have exceptional technical skills: And you are a quick learner. You are an expert (or quickly teach yourself to be an expert) on web development, mobile development, APIs, servers etc.
• You are a nice guy: You are fun, energetic and have a positive attitude.
• You are passionate about what you do: You have the passion and curiosity for Internet and mobile technologies, and social media in general. You love learning and improving yourself.
• You are great with deadlines and tight timelines: You should have a proven track record of success in meeting deadlines (this is a very time-sensitive project.)
• You are a well-rounded, capable generalist: There is nothing you cannot learn and figure out within a reasonable time. You are a self-starter with a can-do attitude who is able to multitask.
• You are a bank robber instead of an ATM user: We want someone who aims high and who is not afraid of taking risks to reach his/her goals.

If you are excited about what you just read, please send your resume, recent work, and/or any links along with a short statement explaining why you want to join us. We will then set up a meeting to discuss our product, company and everything in more detail. Thanks!

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