Director of Engineering Needed for Fun Internet Startup

2709 views since posting on Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Type: Full Time
A Sillicon Valley startup is seeking a talented Director of Engineering to join us. We provide a unique, fun and engaging online community to end users and we’re in a multi-billion dollar industry. The beta site will be launched very soon.

We're looking for a technical guru who has strong entrepreneurship and is willing to take the lead and enjoys growing with us. The company is in the pre-funding stage and this is an equity position with great potential to become one of our partners based on your contribution. Please reply to if you’re interested. We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Description:
- Work closely with VP of Engineering and offshore engineering teams on application development.
- Participate in strategic decisions about technology, architecture and implementation of various components/applications.
- Plan, direct, coordinate and monitor development process.
- Set up development infrastructure for offshore teams.
- Other miscellaneous technical tasks whenever needed.

- Bachelor degree or above in computer science;
- Passionate about entrepreneurship and programming in a fast paced setting. Demonstrated commitment to quality work;
- 3+ years development with PHP/MySQL/Ajax/Flash/Javascript/Dhtml/CSS/XML. Knowledge on design pattern, MVC model, multi-lingual support, video application. PHP caching is a big plus;
- 3+ years database management for MySQL, including cluster, replication, backup/recovery, and performance tuning. Knowledge on Oracle and MS SQL is a plus;
- 3+ years Linux system management, including Email/Firewall/DNS configuration. Good scripting skills, include Perl and shell script;
- Excellent knowledge on Web2.0 elements and its trend, good grasp of Yahoo, Google, Facebook's Web2.0 strategy;
- Master knowledge on various Web 2.0 open source projects, including vBulletin, PHPBB, Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, MediaWiki, OSCommerce etc. Hands-on experience of customizing and integrating the above products is a big plus;
- Experience in entire product development life cycle, including design, development, debugging, testing and deployment. Working knowledge about related tools, including bug system, source control system, project management system;
- Quick learner, ability to learn new technologies and deliver within tight schedules;
- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and to work independently under pressure;
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
- Good technical documentation experience;
- Excellent sense of urgency and respecting deadlines very well.

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