Team Lead / Sr. Software Engineer
CourseHorse helps you find and enroll in the best classes locally. We're a small but highly ambitious company on the brink of revolutionizing how people learn. In less than a year, we've built the largest class marketplace in NYC, and are looking toward national expansion in 2013. We share investors with Pinterest, have an incredible product advisory team (including the founder of Foursquare), and most importantly, a large and growing user base that loves our product.
We're on the hunt for an extremely talented engineer to join the ranks of the founding team to help us scale our web application for new markets and audiences, to own the full software lifecycle (planning to implementation) and to launch new features that improve the way people learn within their communities.
- 3+ yrs experience building web applications
- Experience with modern APIs (Rest, SOAP)
- Fluency in PHP , or other dynamic language
- Strong expertise with relational databases, preferably MySQL
- Bonus points for experience with Solr, Lucene or other search engines
We are closely-knit team with very diverse backgrounds and specialties - marketing, sales, operations, product development. We are all entrepreneurs. We write our own rules, we fail sometimes, but we learn, always.
And we love it.
If you want to love what you're building, this is for you.
If you want to frequently hear how you've changed someone's life, this is for you.
If you want to be friends with the people you work with, this is for you.
If you truly believe in the power of learning and accessibility of knowledge, this is for you.
We live by the old adage, work-hard, play-hard, many times mixing the two (i.e. a 6pm daily game of ping pong). We don't believe in setting arbitrary limits to vacation time or sick days because if you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work.
To apply, please email us your resume and a brief note on why you'd be the perfect person to work with.