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[liberationtech] Part-time CTO with Sayfty.com

Sajan Ravindran sajan.ravindran at nyu.edu
Mon Mar 25 10:49:48 PDT 2013


Hi, This looks like an interesting position for someone interested in
technology and women's safety issues. The position is based in New York. If
interested, please get in touch with Shruti Kapoor at shruti at sayfty.com
 directly.
Regards,
Sajan
-----------------------------------------------------------------Part-time
Chief Technology Officer (Midtown)About Us
We are a pre-venture early stage startup working towards women's personal
safety tools. We aim to help women in developing countries protect
themselves against violence. Through our products we want to help women
become more alert and secure.

Overview
We are an early stage start up looking for a Part-time 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.

Responsibilities
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

Experience
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

Skills
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

Education
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Compensation
Limited cash + Equity compensation
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