Software Engineer (Backend developer) for a New York based Start-Up

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 currently looking for a part-time software engineer to focus on the backend development of our web application. We are creating a platform that allows our users to send real gifts to their friends and loved ones. You will act as the backend web developer for now but we have a small team and you will have the flexibility of working on different kinds of projects including working on our integration with third parties. This is really a fun and unique project and 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!

What we can offer you:
• Flexible hours.
• Ability to work remotely with regular (but not frequent) team meetings.
• Very interesting work with an international flavor, a unique product based on a very cool idea in one of the hottest start-up areas recently.
• Great long-term incentives and benefits and growth potential both professionally and financially as we grow as a team.
• Multinational, well-educated, hard-working, ambitious and visionary team members (who are looking to add one more team member with the same qualities, ambition and vision.)
• Hourly pay (the pay will be hourly based and depend on your experience level.)

We still have a very small team and it is a great opportunity for a smart, ambitious and talented engineer to get involved at this stage and become a member of our core team. Although this position is part-time and hourly-based for now, we would love to find someone that can stay with us in the long run as a regular team member (and indeed the preference will be given to those who are looking for a long-term arrangement.)

Your main responsibilities will include:
- Working in collaboration with our front-end developers and designers to finalize our web application before we become operational and go for VC financing.
- Working on our unique features and being responsible from all backend development.
- Working on our integration with third party platforms.
- Monitoring, maintaining and taking the overall responsibility of our server.

Ideal candidate for this position:
- Have a degree in computer science (or in a related technical field).
- Must have experience with backend and web development.
- Prior web development experience of a similar product or prior start-up experience would be a huge plus.
- Exceptional technical skills:
o Solid experience with different programming languages and web application frameworks like: Python/Django, C, C++, Ruby on Rails etc.
o Experience with integrating third party content (widgets, feeds etc) and services (analytics, video etc).
o Experience with and have very good knowledge of APIs (including payment systems, facebook, google map etc).
o MySQL, CSS, PHP experience
o Javascript and jQuery experience
o Non-relational Database experience or interest (MongoDB)
o Experience with managing Amazon Web Services or similar cloud computing vendor services, including how to monitor and maintain services such as EC2 and DynamoDB.
o Understanding of frontend development work in Flash, Flex, HTML/AJAX.
o Experience with mobile software development is a huge plus.
- Smart, creative, innovative and collaborative.
- Fun, energetic and outgoing personality, and a positive attitude.
- Self-starter with a can-do attitude who is able to multitask.
- Passion and curiosity for Internet and mobile technologies, and social media in general.
- A proven track record of success in meeting deadlines (this is a very time-sensitive project.)
- Most importantly, we are looking for someone who believes in our product and would be genuinely excited about being part of our team.

If you are excited about what you just read, please send us your resume along with a short statement explaining why you want this position and your interests. Thanks!

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Published at 23 Jan 2013
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