Forum: Ruby on Rails [JOB] RoR Lead Engineer, San Francisco | Relo OK - 150-250k

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Beau G. (Guest)
on 2008-11-25 20:10
Job Title: Engineering Lead
Location: San Francisco - Relocation assistance provided
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Salary: 150-250k DOE

** Applicants coming from big name companies like Yahoo!, Google,
Amazon, Ask.com, etc preferred, but not mandatory.
** Applicants from top schools preferred, but not mandatory.

Our client is home to a new type of search that makes it easy to find
subjective information. Starting in early 2008 the company raised seed
financing from a number of premier angel investors and carefully grew a
high-caliber engineering team. Today, the company includes founders from
more than a half-dozen successful startups, including Google, four AI
Ph.D.s, and engineers from Silicon Valley's major technology companies.

The Engineering Lead is a careful implementer who is curious about how
things work. S/he leans on large levers to get more done, faster, and
enjoys applying new tools to the new opportunities afforded by today's
web. S/he endeavors to solve real-world problems for real people
(including the rest of the company), and isn't afraid to think big. They
are looking for a strong engineering lead with impeccable technical
chops and a willingness to manage a growing team.

General requirements:

* Graduate degree or PhD preferably in CS or closely related field, from
a leading institution
* 5+ years of solid individual contributions to significant,
interesting, new, or important projects
* 5+ years of leadership experience in leading both technical teams and
managing engineering organizations. Their ideal candidate has both
because on the software engineering side they will likely transition
from individual contributor to team leader to organization manager
* Startup experience: at least one (preferably more) significant startup
company / project experiences building an organization and wearing the
many planning, mentoring, nurturing, and envisioning hats that are
necessary at the early stage
* Proven experience related to what we're doing: search engines,
information retrieval, web servers, distributed systems, social
networking, consumer web properties, large-scale IM networks
* Excited to come in as an individual contributor and grow into the
leadership role as the company matures
* Very technical, down-to-earth, and not title-hungry
* Some web experience required (scripting, widgets, browsers, web
servers, etc)
* Affinity for rapid prototyping
* Flexibility when faced with complex challenges
* Expert Rails experience required

To be considered, please submit your resume along with your salary
requirements to bg @ capitalmarketsp.com

Beau Gould
Executive Advisor
Capital Markets Placement
www.cmp.jobs
bg @ capitalmarketsp.com
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