Great Opportunities in Software, ME and Marketing

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Wingate Dunross, Inc.                         April 3, 2013

Attention Engineers and Scientists -- Opportunities in Software Engineering, SAAS Marketing, and Heavy Mechanical Engineering:

#1) CTO (Chief Technical Officer) Ruby Engineer:
 
My client offers a tremendous growth opportunity for a highly skilled, experienced Ruby on Rails software engineer/coder to be rapidly groomed and promoted to a CTO role or someone who can fill a CTO role immediately. They are a highly successful VC-funded startup in the Worcester, Massachusetts area which has achieved world-dominance in their industry and has successfully doubled market-share every year for the past three years.
 

They have retained me to recruit an aspiring CTO to build their engineering team, and to lead the technology development of their small company poised for "rocket-ride" growth, accessible to candidates in the Boston, MA /Metrowest area as well as Providence, RI.

What You’ll Be Doing:

             Leading the technical development of web applications serving up map-based, data heavy information products

             Solving challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods and more

             Working in an Agile, TDD environment writing code you can be proud of

             Keeping existing products up-to-date with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards

             Helping build a nimble engineering team with potential path to CTO  

             Collaborating with PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products

What’s In it For You?

             Major opportunity to build your own team with potential path to CTO position

             Casual fun working environment, solving some of the most exhilarating Big Data problems in the industry, alongside a team that’s as passionate as you are about this stuff!

             Competitive salary, stock options for you to participate in company success, and great benefits (401(k), 100% medical coverage, 11 paid holidays)

             Great work/life balance, with 40-45 hour work weeks the norm!

             Long-term stability with a venture backed start up that is already profitable and growing

             Investors include the Founders of MapQuest and CoreLogic

Desired Skills & Experience:

             A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar; MS preferred

             5+ years designing and implementing complex, data-heavy e-commerce systems

             Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills

             To be passionate about your craft

             Extensive RoR app dev experience with merchant processing capabilities

             An ideal candidate would also possess:

o             Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl. spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs

o             Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and mobile web app development

o             Strong Unix skills including API/data mining experience

o             Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites

Company Description: Small, high-end geospatial analysis Company born of university research, specializing in location-based decision-making tools:analytics, information and data.They license geospatial risk analytics and SaaS products for a host of business to business applications, and run the largest neighborhood search engine in the world, and “the most trusted source for choosing a neighborhood,” according to Money® Magazine.

#2)  Backend Ruby Engineer:

My client is an energetic thriving startup changing the way international students find housing and strengthens the study abroad experience. The mission is to enhance the study abroad experience by helping international students find and book housing near their new school.

Currently, international students studying in the US do not have trusted resources that help them find quality housing or provide them with local information and networking opportunities. Schools lack adequate housing and current third party services are outdated, expensive, and offer limited choice.

My client offers a web and mobile platform that allows students to find housing from private renters or qualified homestay programs. Photos, profiles, reviews, and social features will help match students with hosts. A streamlined application process will expand choices and handle payments.

They have retained me to seek an experienced and motivated Back-End Developer. If you are an entrepreneurial, passionate candidate that enjoys programming, you'll be a great fit for their team.


They we are looking for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises.

Desired Skills & Experience:

Experience using Ruby-on-Rails in a production environment.
Experience using HTML/CSS/Javascript/AJAX in a production environment.
Experience building and administering systems related to fraud, payments, API and recommendation engines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in areas outside of their usual comfort zone and get things done quickly.
Experience using a dynamic programming language in a production environment (or personal projects)

Company Description: Client's mission is to enhance the study abroad experience by helping international students find and book housing near their new school.

Currently, international students studying in the US do not have trusted resources that help them find quality housing or provide them with local information and networking opportunities. Schools lack adequate housing and current third party services are outdated, expensive, and offer limited choice.

Company offers a web and mobile platform that allows students to find housing from private renters or qualified homestay programs. Photos, profiles, reviews, and social features will help match students with hosts. A streamlined application process will expand choices and handle payments.

My client is a graduate of the largest accelerator in Los Angeles, backed by Howard Marks (founder of ACTIVISION, sold for 14 Billion). They are a well funded start-up backed by investors who have funded companies such as Google, Dropbox, and Paypal.

 

#3)  Same Company as #2)  Acquisition Manager (i.e. Marketing Role):

Responsibilities -

  • Drive and scale customer acquisition through online channels including SEM, SEO, display,   social, affiliate, email, mobile and content marketing.
  • Effectively partner with cross-functional teams (product management, engineering, support and sales) to drive successful end-to-end campaign definition, development and execution
  • Measure campaign effectiveness, return on ad spend, SEO and SEM performance, and channel and affiliate program ROI. Ensure overall Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) is profitable.
  • Manage acquisition funnel, media optimization, reporting, including A/B and multivariate testing, executing changes based on quantitative, actionable insight.
  •   Grow and maintain reporting infrastructure, including performance tracking and forecasting. Hands-on analysis and manipulation of data to continuously improve conversion and ROI.
  • Identify and negotiate brand-appropriate performance-based online marketing partnerships and affiliate programs.
  • Work closely with web design team to create, manage and optimize landing pages tied to ad campaigns

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated focus on end-to-end customer experience, increasing the likelihood that prospects become customers and customers become advocates
  • Direct experience marketing via online channels including search marketing, display, retargeting, affiliate, mobile and social media networks.
  • Proven, successful track record of increasing user acquisition, engagement and retention for online audiences that meet/exceed revenue and profitability goals.
  • Expertise in performance conversion and analytics
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of end users and technical teams
  • Have experience of using web analytics software
  • Highly organized, critical thinker
  • 2+ years experience in user acquisition.

 #4) CEO (Cheif Executive Officer) for Heavy-Duty Engines Company:

My new client is a very early-stage startup, and has developed some exciting technological design innovations and improvements for large engines (i.e. diesel engines for trucks, and boats 200 horsepower to 1000+ horsepower) which have been demonstrated to reduce fuel-consumption of heavy-duty diesel engines by 10%, as well as to meet the stringent 2010 EPA NOX emissions requirements without after-treatment. This technology could save as much as 3.3 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year, worth about $13 billion per year, currently, which translates to approximately $8000 per year per truck. Their business model/plan will call for revenues to be accrued through licensing of this improved technology to engine OEMs, and through royalties charged per unit built.

 

My client seeks a CEO from the heavy-duty engines industry with strong connections to overseas and domestic OEMs (e.g. Caterpillar, Cummins, Volvo, MTU, Mitsubishi Heavy Equipment, Isuzu etc.) who will be instrumental in securing their first major objective: significant venture-capital funding. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechanical engineering, as well as an even stronger grasp and track-record of successful accomplishments in the heavy-duty engine business. He or she needs to have both good connections to large OEMs (especially overseas, in countries like Germany and Japan) as well as a high comfort-level in a small company environment. This is a very hands-on job, identifying sources of financing as well as potential clients, and will require flexibility and versatility, and the ability to "wear many hats". The successful candidate needs to have excellent presentation skills and solid business acumen, as well as strong selling and persuasive skills. This is a position for a deal-maker/rain-maker who is a veteran of the diesel engine business and wants to embark on something bold and innovative, with potential risk.

 

The company has raised approximately $2MM thus far, and is seeking an additional $2.5MM to be used for beta testing of the technology at SWRI (Southwest Research Institute) or another reliable engine laboratory. Procuring this funding would be the first major objective for the CEO. Until such time as funding is achieved, the CEO will need to be able to work for stock-options, and not require immediate cash income from his/her participation and leadership. This is clearly a high-risk venture, with potential high rewards, not for the faint-of-heart or those who are too restricted by finances to work without cash salary.

IF you are interested in any of these outstanding opportunities, please submit a resume with cover letter.   And, if you or your company is actively seeking to hire key or hard-to-find people in any technical field, please alert me. 

Thank you,

Nicholas Meyler 

GM/President, Technology
Wingate Dunross Associates, Inc.
ph [masked] ext. 211
                           

Special Bonus: My article on recruiting (how to stay on top of your field) will be published by Mechanical Engineering Magazine next month.  Here is a first version of the article:

                        http://app.streamsend.com/ss/1/u4Kt/z4kk4qg56g 

Wingate Dunross, Inc. is a Retained Executive Search Firm in Los Angeles which has been in operation since 1983. The combined experience of the four principals spans a century of dedicated commitment to the profession of recruiting and staffing. Nicholas Meyler is a degreed Chemical Engineer and a graduate of Princeton's World-renowned Philosophy Department. He enjoys fencing, chess, scuba, climbing, photography and genealogy. He shares three common ancestors with Kate and William, but hasn't been invited to High Tea, yet (lol).
                                                       
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Nicholas Meyler
GM/President, Technology
Wingate Dunross Associates, Inc.
ph [masked] ext. 211
                       
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