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Job: The Fetch seeks rockstar developer (who doesn’t call themselves one) — October 1, 2012

Job: The Fetch seeks rockstar developer (who doesn’t call themselves one)

Ninja by Vicki Brown

OK, as much as I would usually shy away from using a post to find people to work with, we’re lucky in that we have a filtered list of amazing talent right here on The Fetch. This time things are a little exciting as we’re looking to take our own team to the next level. If you’re an A-player, ninja, rockstar, guru and coding God/dess – you might be existentially conflicted but we don’t mind, we want to chat… (I’ll also stop paying out cliché recruitment ads and get to it!)

At the moment, it feels like things are happening so fast as we ride our growth graph up and to the right that we need to get more help on our tech. So, what does that look like?

We’re building a platform, and most importantly a community, for people wanting to share and discover what’s going on in their city. In a year we’ve gone from one to eight cities, reaching bucket loads of people through word of mouth alone. What started as a side-project has turned into the place professionals are going and trusting to find out what’s happening. Whenever there’s a dull moment, it just takes a second to look at the love emails or grateful tweets to refocus. It may not be the sexiest or most gimmicky startup of the day but hey, we have the buzz with the ‘solomo‘ action and really satisfy a need.

This is only the beginning however! Our MVP is serving us well but we’ve got lots more to do, build and ship.

As someone who’s been absorbed in startups and their philosophy for the good part of five years, I tend to prescribe (and break the rules where applicable) to certain methodologies. Instagram concentrated on owning and doing one thing well, Airbnb crushes it with community and service (plus design, UX, content, etc. etc.) and   the 37Signals crew are refreshing with their anti-Valley leanness and sustainability. This isn’t about bulk – it’s solid product-market fit, positioning, simplicity, storytelling and hours of measuring/testing/growth hacking.

We’re a small team at The Fetch HQ with an incredible extended network of switched-on and passionate curators and ambassadors. We’re looking for a freelance developer (back-end predominantly) initially but there is the massive opportunity to have an impact and join us full time in a few months.

  • We use Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Git, Heroku, WordPress, Campaign Monitor and multiple APIs in our day-to-day activities. HTML/CSS too of course
  • Our stack is always up for debate though and we hope you’ll review it with us
  • We’d love someone who’s toyed around with the sociograph and web’s distribution fire-hoses
  • We’d love someone who just gets The Fetch and is aligned with our vision
  • We’d love someone who laughs in the face of uncertainty and can handle changing priorities (and many of them!)
  • We’d love organised and proactive doers
  • We’re location agnostic at the moment
  • $$$ will be dependent on your experience/portfolio and time availability (shoot through your GitHub, Dribbble, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)

Interested?

Email kate@thefetch.com to arrange a Skype or coffee chat, and we’ll go from there.

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