Job Description

We are an early stage start up looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). You will steer the successful development and execution of the technology roadmap with proposed timelines and deliverables. Applicants must be willing to participate in product/service development as the offering evolves. Additionally, the CTO must be an architect, web developer, interface designer and debugger. The CTO will be responsible for all technical aspects of the business and manage any technical resources or team members as the company grows.

Identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s vision
Develop the site from scratch, including: business requirements, system requirements, coding, QA, timely deployment, performance monitoring and documentation
Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms for delivering the company's services
Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of all infrastructure and web-based services
Select and manage staff of web developers to ensure on time delivery and exceptional quality of product and service for customers

Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application frameworks
Hands on experience with system design and architecture
Amazon AWS experience preferred
Previous success in the startup world highly desired
Experience working within e-commerce and software development companies preferred

Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications
Skilled in Ruby, PHP or Java, MySQL, Postgres or MongoDB, Node.js, jQuery, Backbone, CSS, HTML5
Familiarity with technical requirements of Social Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Competitive with equity

Skills: qa, design, amazon, marketing, science