[jobs] want remarkable consumer app URL for your resume for minimal risk of time?

THE PROPOSITION:
If you want a truly remarkable (could be the “most useful” (in terms
of preventing suffering) consumer site for 2011) impressive consumer
web app for a resume URL, but can only work for a short time and PT,
without getting guaranteed even a low initial rate , read on.

WHO WE ARE:
We are a 4 person (a 4 year veteran rubyist, a one year but fast
learner (9yr C++ veteran and former PM, ruby engineer, plus PM and
CEO/head psychologist plus Fundraising Dir/VP Biz dev) whose mission
is to be the first and hopefully always the best truly robust—highly
interactive, individualizable, and web app to engage and enable
virtually all couples who cannot afford or won’t trust a therapist to
have stronger happier relationships. We’re talking 45-50MM or so
unhappy couples in US/Canada/Britain/AU. We also think we have some
ways to spread fast and eventually even be at times fun.

And we’re talking not only couples in trouble who can’t afford
therapists, but also couples wanting to make good relationships great
ones, plus new couples want to keep their relationship alive and
growing, and also therapists to offer their couple-clients to prevent
backsliding. Most therapists also look forward to us as an aftercare
adjunct. (CoupleSpace can also do at least 8 things a therapist CANNOT
do.) Here are just a few things we have going for us:

  1. Well received alpha (proof of concept) by nearly 100 couples,
    and nearly half finished MVP beta; plus finished beta for sister
    feeder site, StopArguingNow.com (needing funds to get initial traffic
    going via social media )
  2. Strong uniquely qualified team including two excellent Ruby
    engineers, one a single dad (who was blindsided just like the CEO/
    founder, moi)
  3. A novel scalable solution to a blue ocean market, perfectly
    timed for the economy and trends in use of the Internet (from quantity
    to quality of relationships), with solid biz model: More than 2/3 of
    couples (big market research survey) said they would pay $19/mo for
    our web service if available today and they had a serious issue
  4. Well thought out quasi viral tactics using twitter and FB to
    spread CoupleSpace, plus huge word of mouth potential
  5. Solid BP and Marketing Plan (finalist in major BP competition),
    including interested Fortune 50 business partners.
  6. Amazingly, a lack of any real competition (though lots of simple
    websites, blogs, and only two (not much needed) one-service-only wep
    apps)
  7. Strong potential Fortune 50 partnerships (with Health Insurance,
    EAP providers, and large employers (for their HR departments)

THE BAD NEWS: Not yet funded, but close; so you might have to gamble a
month or so.

WHO YOU ARE:
➢ Minimum 3 year veteran rubyist who loves coding and is good
➢ Wanting to have a resume piece that demonstrates an app that
addresses a huge complex human issue in an elegant and highly
effective way, a resume URL that really stands out as something very
different and impressive
➢ Wanting to use your talent for creating technology that can really
help to significantly reduce and prevent vast suffering in the world
TIME EXPECTATIONS:
➢ ideally at least 20hrs/wk, more if possible
➢ ideally 2 months (to finish at least version 1 and possibly version
2 of the beta), many angels have asked us for the beta as soon as its
ready)
➢ You can work from anywhere in USA
PERSONALITY/Values
➢ not afraid to let us know unhappy feelings—pissed, frustrated,
confused, angry, disappointed
➢ loves coding and wants to make a difference in the world
➢ has one or more favorite causes (since founder wants his own profits
to go to urgent/important cause
➢ punctual (for daily scrums) and communicative (returns calls during
break or end of day)

TO APPLY:

  1. indicate in sub box: RubyEngineer/hours per wk available//[your
    city][how heard of us]
  2. send short note as to why you are attracted and major concerns
  3. email: gary at couplespace (all one word) dot org

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