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Lead Engineer, Founding Employee

$115k – $115k • 5.2% – 5.2%
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Jam is a post-revenue, fast-growing company that is looking for a Lead Engineer.

We're looking for someone who is not only comfortable with being the first full-time hire, but is ecstatic to take an existing product, making it their own, and bringing it to market.

Your day to day will include:
- Building new features and functionality into our platform.
- Assessing what to build now, later, and in the future.
- Refining existing features to make them more reliable, functional, elegant, and easy to use.
- Launching features (without an overbearing bureaucratic approval process).
- Getting feedback from your team and your users every single day.
- Developing fun stuff to delight our users. (We've already done a lot of the tedious foundational work).
- Selecting new colleagues by participating in the hiring process.

The Opportunity
* Join the founding team of a post-revenue startup
* Run point on the technical needs for Jam's entire product as we bring it to market
* Have your work immediately add value to companies with employees across the U.S.
* Work closely with Fortune 500 companies as we executive on current pilots.

* Completely own the technical development of Jam's platform.
* Develop product features end to end.
* Solve technical problems in collaboration with founding team.
* Prioritize helping Jam grow, sustainably, in any way possible.

* You have experience building web applications, with 3+ years in a professional environment.
* Iterative product development is all you know :)
* You're proficient with Scala, or at the least are comfortable mirroring the architecture of an application built in Scala
* You're proficient with Python, preferably with connection engines. (You've worked with Django, pandas and numpy)
* You're familiar with front-end technology — e.g. JavaScript, HTML, and CSS and comfortable with frameworks like React, Node, or Angular.
* You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability.
* You are a strong, empathetic communicator. Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers is no problem for you.
* You can make technical decisions with the lens of what is best for a fast-growing startup.
* You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience.
* You possess strong computer-science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and information retrieval.
* You are eager to learn and make an impact

We're excited by you if:
- You've previously founded a company where you built and shipped the product that saw traction
- You're okay with being the first full-time hire
- If you're based in NYC or happy to relocate.

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Founder @Jam • 2016 @Venture for America Fellow, Worked at @VersaMe.

James Earl Douglas

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I am a software engineer with experience in management and development. I use engineering leadership and implementation to make product visions a reality.

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