LifePosts, a dynamic new UGC startup launched by experienced entrepreneurs, is seeking someone with strong leadership and coding skills to serve as head of our small engineering team.
LifePosts.com is a storytelling platform for families to craft beautiful commemorations for people who have died or celebrations about major life milestones. The beta site went live in February 2016. More info: https://www.lifeposts.com/about/
We are looking for someone to be a leader of the company, directly responsible for all technical aspects (programming, hosting, scaling, security, QA, syndication, ecommerce, mobile) as well as deeply involved in product development and company strategy. This person will be a key player in designing a great service and making sure it is profoundly helpful and exciting to its users.
LifePosts is a fast-moving early-stage startup so key personal characteristics would include: sense of humor, collaborative spirit, good communications skills, unflusterable temperament, adaptability, willingness to “roll up their sleeves,” ability to interact directly with business stakeholders, partners, vendors and others.
Candidates should be not only good leaders/managers but also should be experienced and skilled in our core programming languages. Our stack is Django/Python, Postgresql and Celery, running on Heroku. The front end is HTML/JS/CSS. Parts of the site are built on and integrated into Wordpress. We are a small team, so we are looking for a tech leader who can code alongside our current developers.
The team is led by entrepreneur/journalist Steven Waldman, founder of Beliefnet.com, which won the national magazine award for best website before being acquired by News Corp.; and COO Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, who has led the digital operations for WashingtonPost.com, EverydayHealth.com and Beliefnet.com.
The company is funded by an elite group of angel investors including Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter; Lauren Zalaznick, former EVP of NBCUniversal; Julius Genachowski, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Jon Miller, former CEO of News Corp. Digital; and American Public Media, the largest owner of public radio stations.
Substantial equity is included in the compensation package.
The company is based in Brooklyn, and we are seeking someone to be based in the NYC area.
Your application should include your resume, a cover letter and your salary requirement. Please do not contact us about this listing if you are an agency offering technology services.