Director of Technology - Full Time - Boston, MA

CareerEncore ( has been exclusively engaged to help our client, a Boston VC backed start-up, to conduct a search for a Director of Technology. This is a unique opportunity for a RoR Developer to step into a hands-on leadership role. The envisioned hire is currently a Senior Engineer who is looking to make the jump into a hands-on leadership role. Our client is only interested in candidates for whom this will be a progressive career move; their first Director position. Additionally, the hire must be interested in solving both tech and business problems. Lastly, this role is best suited for someone who is ultimately interested in managing a team, but not chomping at the bit to do so today.

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Director of Technology (Career Stepping Stone!)

The Director of Technology will lead the Company’s development efforts, working directly with the CEO to implement strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who’s looking to get their hands very dirty across a variety of challenges. Our client has a lot of exciting challenges ahead and the Director of Technology will play a critical role in making the company a success. There are few chances to have this large of an impact during the key early moments of an organization and we are looking for someone who views this as a career- making opportunity!

Responsibilities will include: • Architecting, building, maintaining and scaling the Company’s consumer website, as well as the technical components of their business operations • Researching and making new technology decisions for the Company

Must Haves: • Strong experience with Ruby on Rails and MySQL or Postgres • Experience with Unix system administration • Excellent, professional communication skills • Ability to prioritize efforts based on changing goals • Excited to work in a flexible, demanding, and fast-paced start-up environment • Bachelor's Degree

Very nice to haves: • Experience with Heroku or EngineYard and AWS (EC2/S3) • Proficient at designing site analytics and business intelligence systems • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, HAML/SASS, and JavaScript/CoffeeScript • Familiarity with Sphinx • Prior start-up experience • Experience managing a technical team

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