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Funding250K-500K USD
Employees4
SalaryShhhh...
FulltimeYes
TelecommuteNo
IndustrySaaS, Web 2.0, Advertising, Social Networking
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Director of Technology - fanVocate!

at fanVocate in San Francisco, CA   —   Apr 02, 2014   |  
Overview
Welcome! Everyone starts here, Level 1:

The Director of Technology role is to assure the successful execution of fanVocate’s platform and our web presence. fanVocate is a start-up company lead by an interdisciplinary team consisting of Sr. level personnel from interactive advertising, technology banking, and a former fortune 500 CMO. We have a core team that is not only awesome to hang out with but is driven to make conversations more fun! fanVocate is creating a universal platform that turns conversations into a game. fanVocate is in the process of raising an initial funding round that is expected to close in 2 months.

If you love games, you’ll love us. You will be joining a dedicated start-up team at the ground level. We are driven to make social media more fun. Give us a shout if you live in the Bay Area and think you got the skills.

Please E-mail your resume and contact details to info@fanvocate.com
Responsibilities
Congrats, your still here! Welcome to Level 2:
The Director of Technology is responsible for owning the architecture and development for all aspects of the fanVocate platform. Let’s get this straight, ideal candidates must thrive in the start-up culture of sweat and constant innovation. There will be a heavy reliance on game development coding, database management and API integration into key social platforms. This person must understand and manage to significant scaling growth We are looking for someone who has a deep knowledge of social media, points based games, and infrastructure technology.
The best candidates will have solid experience developing web applications utilizing Web 2.0 technologies. If you have experience with other gaming companies it is a huge plus. The Director of Technology must be able to work in a team environment and have a high sense of accountability and report directly to the CEO.
Experience
5+ years experience in software engineering and/or game development
Skills
Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to use cutting edge technology in our market place
Collaborate with the executive team to assess and recommend technologies
Deep technology understanding of LAMP, Flash, Unix, MySQL, Java & Smartfox
Multiple and current PHP projects
We are looking for an enthusiastic, performance-driven self-starter and team player
Previous start-up experience is a strong plus
Passion for software development and OO Design
Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
Experience with version control systems such as Subversion or CVS a must
Strong twitter and faceboook platform experience
Comfortable working with huge data sets and massively high concurrent-user load
Experience with memcache a plus
Experience with sharding and/or sharded databases a plus
Education
BA/BS degree – CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred
Compensation
Compensation: Salary + Equity
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