Position title: Chief Technical Officer
Reports to: CEO
Make sure the development team is running as fast as they can.
Work with team members that are stuck on an issue they can’t figure out
Help the team organize and plan difficult features
Review code and patches
Explore new approaches to solving difficult problems
Work with CEO to understand product goals
Review various technical health metrics of the platform on a regular basis
Help with the recruitment and review process of new engineers
Onboard new engineers
Have empathy for our users
Required Skills (be familiar with the following)
5 years managing 10+ engineers in a product company serving a large volume of users
Strong knowledge of software architecture design
Strong fundamental knowledge of software design patterns
Strong understanding of code smells and patterns of poor quality code
Use of various debugging, logging, and performance tools to help manage large application
Wide understanding of various technologies and languages (breadth)
And what’s required from all our engineers
HTML (different version) and their compatibilities.
HTTP: how the protocol generally works and how browsers generally deal with it.
Web sockets and web workers.
Experience with AJAX libraries (jQuery is required and one of these three: Backbone, Angular or React).
Unix: bash, piping, SSH, tools (CAT, AWK, SED), basics of standard input/output
Basic principles of database design
Canvas / WebGL
Basic experience with ORM
Possess a good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
Experience designing, building large-scale Ruby on Rails applications
Experience with common libraries such as RSpec and Resque
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (e.g. Git, or SVN)
Proficient in bash shell
Familiarity with continuous integration and delivery
Basic familiarity with networking systems, load balancers, and TCP/IP network constructs.
Knowledge of performance and reliability monitoring strategies
A knack for writing clean, readable Ruby code
Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes