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Director of R&D - PlumWillow, a social shopping site

at PlumWillow (New York, NY, USA) Full Time Friday, November 19th, 2010

Job Description:

PlumWillow, a recently launched social shopping site featured in the New York Times, is looking for a director of R&D to manage and increase speed of development. Great opportunity to work for a funded startup with other passionate entrepreneurs and experienced investors in a great space in lower Manhattan. You will be working with an all-new well-written codebase utilizing cutting-edge innovative systems and an ultra-agile modern 2010 dev stack – MongoDB, PHP 5.3, Vork Framework on an array of Ubuntu 10 CloudServers


• Experience leading a team of 5+ developers in a consumer facing Internet company

• Strong command of PHP and Java Script and knowledge of factors that effect performance, scalability, maintainability, security

• Experience with project-scope management tools like Trac, Jira, FogBugz or PivotalTracker

• Have a base-competency in Linux system administration


• Lead a “dream team” of core-developers of PHP, jQuery and MongoDB

• Participate in company management and direction decisions

• “Own” the release cycle of new versions with responsibility for meeting scheduled deployments

• Take workflow-style specs from our product-team and efficiently distribute it as tech-task assignments to developers.

Strong Plusses:

• Experience with viral crowdsourcing and/or social networking

• Advocate of coding standards (OO, MVC, naming conventions, XHTML, PHP coding-standards, etc.) and best-practices like DRY, KISS and coding to E_STRICT validity

• Agile experience as a Scrum-Master or traditional PM with PMP certification

How to apply:

Please reply with resume, salary requirements and PHP code samples and/or links to open-source projects that you have developed to [email protected]