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JOB - Chief Software Architect

From: Christopher D.
Sent on: Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:10 AM
Full time - Opensource Architect / LAMP Architect - Relo OK.  Are you a cutting-edge Software Architect in Ruby (ROR), Python or PHP who lives, sleeps, eats and breathes the latest technology?  Are you passionate about helping people help people and making a difference in the world?  If so, read on...

We are a start-up assembling a world-class founding team to build social software geared specifically toward creative driven professionals.  Members of our team have won accolades from BUSINESSWEEK, FORTUNE MAGAZINE and FAST COMPANY, are counted among the "most influential" in the industry, and have received credit for the "Top 100 Places to Work For" in the United States.  We understand our users... we've interviewed leading creatives, heard their stories, and our cutting edge (former frog) designers are crafting a user experience to meet their needs.  

What's in it for you? 
Be on the ground floor of a funded startup
Salary + Stock
Work with the "most influential" in the industry on a product that shapes culture and society

What you will be doing: 
Determine which technology we utilize, and primarily be responsible for designing the foundational systems and frameworks upon which other systems, sub-systems and components will be built.   
Creating detailed, technical designs and requirements specifications for high-quality, maintainable, extensible and scalable software.  
Own a significant portion of the development effort.
Systems analysis-serving as a technical liaison both internally and externally.
Design the data model and is responsible for database management.  
Design and develop foundational systems, including development of functional and design specifications
Document and gather business and functional requirements from business stakeholders
Transform business and functional requirements into detailed technical designs
Provide due diligence for build vs. buy decisions
Participate in the full software lifecycle including: requirements gathering, technical assessments, package evaluation, technical design, development, quality assurance, knowledge transfer, deployment and support
Serve as technical subject matter expert to internal business stakeholder and external partners and customers
Design the data model and manage the database

What you need:
5+ years of hands-on experience with Opensource technology (Ruby, PHP, Python)
Startup / Entrepreneurial Personality
3+ years of design methodology experience 
3+ years experience in database design
2+ years experience working in a services or consulting organization 
Experience in rapid prototyping and agile work environment
Considerable experience designing and building Web-based systems
Experience with design patterns, integration patterns, and capacity planning
Demonstrated knowledge of project planning, staffing, and estimating in an iterative software development process
Deep experience in the Social Media industry
BS/BA in Computer Science or related

So if you are a cutting-edge Software Architect in Ruby (ROR), Python or PHP who lives, sleeps, eats and breathes the latest technology - who's passionate about making an impact in the world - we look forward to your resume!

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