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Director of Technology
We have become one of the fastest growing online marketplaces since eBay by fundamentally improving the ability for employers to work within our $100 billion target market. You will make an immediate impact on the future success of the company by being the first hire for our new product and development team in Austin, TX. We have an exciting opportunity to build a team that will be responsible for taking an already successful website and using it as the launching pad for building 2.0.

Position Summary
You will wear many hats. The Director of Technology is an extremely hands-on technical position with leadership and management responsibilities. You will manage a small team of software developers to build and deliver core systems and back-office support systems. You should have experience building public-facing internet websites, with particular preference given to those with marketplace and/or B2B experience.

Skills and Experiences We Need to See
* J2EE/Java Programming (8+ years)
* Java Architecture (3+ years)
* Spring (3+ years)
* Hibernate (3+ years)
* Lucene (2+ years)
* Struts (5+ years)
* Tomcat Application Server (5+ years)
* MySQL Databases and Administration (3+ years)
* Amazon EC2 (1+ years)
* RightScale or similar technolgy (1+ years)
* Linux – CentOS/RedHat (5+ years)
* PHP/Perl or other scripting language experience a plus

Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Our Interview Process
Our interview process is demanding and intensive. You will only be hired after multiple interviews where you will be expected to not only discuss your experiences and abilities at length, but also demonstrate them in real time. Interviews will be held both over the phone and in-person and may require travel to New York City (with travel expenses reimbursed).

The Bottom Line
No two days will ever be the same in this evolving organization and you will be constantly challenged across all dimensions. This position represents an opportunity for an entrepreneurial, business-savvy technologist to shape the direction of a young organization. If you can perform this role exceptionally well and help us exceed our aggressive success metrics then your career trajectory could mirror our site’s amazing growth curve.

Please forward resumes to greg@hirefighters.com and I will call qualified candidates immediately and tell them more about this exciting opportunity.

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