[JOBS] Lead Web Developer Opportunity at the Pandora for Wine (San Francisco, CA)

Description:
We are a new start-up based in San Francisco looking for a lead
developer. We are building the “Pandora for Wine.” If you like
challenges and free wine, we have plenty of both.
As the Lead Developer at WineTamer, you will be responsible for all
website and application builds (from mobile apps to social site
integrations). You will be the core of the engineering team that we
will build around.

Responsibilities:
• Develop new features for our existing site and scale it from Alpha
to GA
• Develop/oversee website front-end, mobile applications, and Facebook
integrations (until we hire additional developers we will outsource to
supplement you)
• Build the foundation for all development (e.g., set-up development
and testing environments, configure testing software, etc.)
• Establish testing policies and software and lead system integration
and testing

Requirements:
• 5+ years web development experience, coding in Java, preferably with
knowledge of Apache Wicket, Guice, Maven, Spring JDBC templates, and
Jetty servlet container
• Ruby on Rails experience (although our alpha was developed in Java,
we’ll likely transition to Ruby shortly)
• Expertise in rich front-end development (prefer JQuery and YUI grids
experience)
• Good eye for front-end design
• Mobile application development and social networking API (e.g.,
Facebook Connect) experience preferred
• MYSQL experience
• Experience integrating and de-duping structured and unstructured
data from multiple sources, including crawlers, XML feeds from
thousands of partners, etc.
• Practical outlook and belief in iterating quickly
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science

Compensation:
Cash and equity

Please send your resume to [email protected] if you’re
interested.

Company description:
WineTamer is a consumer website and mobile application that delivers
personalized wine recommendations to consumers, every time and every
place they buy wine. Since most consumers can’t articulate their wine
preferences, we make the process simple – consumers only need to enter
a wine or two they’ve tried and love, and we can infer their
preferences for them. Think of our service as a personal virtual
sommelier at your disposal 24x7 to help you select the right wine for
you (Pandora pioneered a similar concept for personalized music
recommendations).

Team:
CEO and Co-Founder: the CEO brings more than 10 years of consumer
marketing, retail and financial services experience to WineTamer. Most
recently, the CEO was a senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey &
Company, a global management consulting firm. As a leader in
McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales practice, he advised Fortune 500 retail
and other consumer companies on a variety of marketing and strategy
topics, including developing e-commerce and multichannel go-to-market
strategies and building predictive algorithms to improve targeting of
marketing offers and messages to customers. Prior to McKinsey, he
worked as a CRM Consultant for American Management Systems, and as an
Equity Analyst for First Albany Capital (now Broadpoint Securities).
He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA
in Economics from Colgate University.

President/COO and Co-Founder: the President brings over 10 years of
product marketing, CRM implementation, and analytical marketing
experience to this start-up. Most recently, he served as an Engagement
Manager within McKinsey & Company’s Marketing and Sales Practice where
he advised Fortune 500 consumer technology and retail companies on
topics ranging from go-to-market strategies for new product launches
to customer experience transformations to customer lifecycle
management. Previously, the President worked as a Senior Product
Marketing Manager at Yahoo! and as a CRM Consultant at
PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He earned an MBA from the University of
California, Berkeley and a BSE in Systems Science Engineering from the
University of Pennsylvania.

VP of Analytics: the VP of Analytics comes to WineTamer with 25 years
of experience in statistical model building, analytic consulting,
algorithm development, and marketing research. His most recent prior
position was as a Director of Research at Fair Isaac, where he led a
group that built tools to improve Fair Isaac’s models using genetic
algorithms. Prior to Fair Isaac, the VP of Analytics worked as a
Marketing Analytic Consultant, serving clients such as Best Buy,
Microsoft, and Disney. He spent over eight years at Leo Burnett
Advertising, working in the Marketing Research and Database Marketing
groups, ending there as a VP. He earned his MA and BA from the
University of Chicago, where he majored in Psychology.

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