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Need a Job? Come Work With Pivotal Clients

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide is bootstrapping startups, including helping them interview and hire. We currently have clients looking for skilled engineers to build their development teams. This is an excellent opportunity to learn Extreme Programming by working side-by-side with Pivotal’s talented and experienced developers while at the same time getting in on the ground floor of a small and dynamic product team.

Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, rapid iterations, and frequent refactoring. General technical requirements include serious web development experience, and a significant subset of Ruby, Rails, CSS, JavaScript, or MySQL.

Here’s a short description of ekoVenture, oneforty, Honk, and Mavenlink, Pivotal Labs clients currently looking for developers. Their full job postings follow at the end of this post.

ekoVenture is the world’s first social marketplace for adventure, experiential and active travel, a $250 billion market. Utilizing the best social networking
technology on the web, we allow users to share their travel experiences, meet
other travelers, and book trips online in real-time. Our revolutionary marketplace
also features a comprehensive inventory management backend platform for tour
suppliers, enabling them to manage their entire business and sell trips or drive
leads directly online – this is already implemented across 500 tour
suppliers…and adding several each day.

oneforty is a Twitter ecosystem/API venture with considerable traction. oneforty comes with all the excitement and opportunity of a Techstars startup backed by talented and successful investors/advisers who have built some of the best known companies on the web. The founder authored Twitter for Dummies and does tons of press and public speaking and the investors and advisors include Guy Kawasaki, Laura Rippy, Jeff Bennett and many others. oneforty has closed their angel round and is looking for RoR developers fired up about building something that will be highly visible and well-promoted.

Mavenlink is a funded startup that is changing the way people find experts who can help them and is providing the necessary tools to get their work done online. We are founded on the principle that virtually everybody needs qualified professional services that are readily accessible, affordable, and there when they need them. We’ve been working with Pivotal Labs to get our product launched, so we’re serious about being agile and we’ve got the right engineering process in place. This is a unique opportunity to join the Mavenlink team and contribute significantly to the direction of the company. We’re looking for someone who is not only passionate about development, but also shares our vision for the tools and capabilities necessary for making remote work better than working in person for both the client and the maven.

Honk.com is a new online automotive website that will make car shopping fun and social. We will enable consumers to experience a new way to explore new cars. We have partnered with a top social website to deliver this new way of car shopping and are funded by one of the largest media companies in the world. Our small team is made up of an experienced group of humble, efficient, and hyper-passionate individuals who are veterans of the automotive industry and social media space. We are proud of our ego-less culture, one that promotes team thinking, not individual accolades. If you’re interested in helping prove that social media and car buying go hand in hand, social networks serve a bigger purpose than keeping up with one’s day, and a small team can outdo the work of an army – then we may have a seat waiting for you.

If you are interested or for more information please contact each company directly. This is an exclusive service provided to our clients, no external companies or recruiters please.

Full job postings follow.


EkoVenture

ekoVenture is the world’s first social marketplace for adventure, experiential and active travel, a $250 billion market. Utilizing the best social networking
technology on the web, we allow users to share their travel experiences, meet
other travelers, and book trips online in real-time. Our revolutionary marketplace
also features a comprehensive inventory management backend platform for tour
suppliers, enabling them to manage their entire business and sell trips or drive
leads directly online – this is already implemented across 500 tour
suppliers…and adding several each day.

We are changing the way people interact with our category of travel and we are
looking for passionate people to join the ekoVenture team. We are a dedicated
team of highly talented and spirited individuals who enjoy an open work
atmosphere. There are no offices, which helps fuel our culture of innovation. At
this stage, we work very long hours and make sacrifices, but all employees have
a stake in the company’s success and the perks are very cool. While the
company is established, this is an early stage opportunity to join a team that is
growing rapidly. Our back-end is fully developed and our consumer website is in
beta.

What we offer:
• Great compensation based upon experience
• Full benefits including 401K
• Paid-time off
• 10 paid holidays a year (in addition to PTO)
• Employee stock option plan

Cool perks, such as:
• Company iPhones, mobile service, and 3G internet connection on laptop
• Required sabbatical time (in addition to paid time off)
• Free adventure vacations anywhere in the world through our suppliers’
complementary employee programs
• A global headquarters with a great view, located in the coolest building in the
city of San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid
• Discounted/reimbursed health club memberships at the city’s best facilities
• Quarterly company-sponsored adventure outings
• And much more….

Our platform is built using RoR and is 100% scalable. A lot of companies claim
to deploy Agile software development – but we actually do it. We use a method
that is hard-core Agile, a.k.a. extreme programming, with pair programming,
test-driven development, aggressive re-factoring, daily releases, etc. Our code
base contains thousands of tests and this test coverage is an integral part of our
current and future success. If you already have first-hand experience with Agile,
or are interested in learning Agile through our immersive boot camp, then
ekoVenture is the place for you!

Only those who meet the below criteria need apply to ekojobs@gmail.com

About you:
• Well-versed in RoR with a minimum of one year of experience
• MySQL 5, and Linux or OpenSolaris (preferred)
• JavaScript, CSS, Git, Solr, rspec, Cucumber, Selenium, JsUnit
• BS/CS or equivalent experience
• Experience engineering high-volume, transaction-oriented, consumer-facing
web sites
• Self-motivated, takes initiative, innovative and looking to make an impact
• Pairing experience or open to working in a pairing environment
• Not afraid to work long hours, nights, and the occasional weekend
• Broad technical competence
• The ability to understand the business impact of technical decisions
• Extraordinary communication skills

oneforty

oneforty is your opportunity to join highly motivated team to build a high profile, already funded startup and participate in TechStars Boston. Your RoR (and other) engineering skills, intelligence, passion and experience building consumer web startups is your ticket. You will meet amazing people, learn Pivotal Labs-style XP/agile development and build something great that other developers need. oneforty comes with all the excitement and opportunity of a Techstars startup backed by talented and successful investors/advisers who have built some of the best known companies on the web.

oneforty inc. is a Twitter ecosystem/API venture with considerable traction…
* founder authored Twitter for Dummies and does tons of press and public speaking
* selected to participate in the acclaimed TechStars program
* closed our angel round
* starting with the best in the business — Pivotal Labs
* investors and advisors that include Guy Kawasaki, VCs, Laura Rippy, Jeff Bennett and many others.

We’re looking to hire YOU, if…

  • You have a proven track record working in a fast paced start up that created and managed a highly scalable web platform
  • You want to build a thriving community and serve other developers
  • You get things done and are fired up about building something that will be highly visible and well-promoted
  • You understand the range of related technologies well enough to identify the right tools for the job AND to roll up your sleeves and code well
  • You have the vision and drive to direct technology decisions and the technical team

Show us your stuff! Tell us what you’ve built and what really gets you fired up.

You will meet and work with name brands in the tech industry. You will build tools and systems that hook up other developers. Your work will provide them with a place to get rewarded by their users and make their stuff shine. Longer-term you could get to build serious tools that serve developers in many API communities.

If this is you, find more details and an online application here or contact laura@oneforty.com. Let us know what you’ve built and how you keep projects organized, well managed and iterating swiftly. Please send us your links: blog, projects, Twitter ID, social media profiles, resume, or anything else you’d like to share.

Mavenlink

Mavenlink is a funded startup that is changing the way people find experts who can help them and is providing the necessary tools to get their work done online. We are founded on the principle that virtually everybody needs qualified professional services that are readily accessible, affordable, and there when they need them.

We are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to join our team. We’ve been working with Pivotal Labs to get our product launched, so we’re serious about being agile and we’ve got the right engineering process in place. This is a unique opportunity to join the Mavenlink team and contribute significantly to the direction of the company. We’re looking for someone who is not only passionate about development, but also shares our vision for the tools and capabilities necessary for making remote work better than working in person for both the client and the maven.

Job Description:

  • Developing Mavenlink’s Ruby on Rails application
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pair Programming
  • Aggressive Refactoring
  • Using Pivotal Tracker to estimate and knock down stories
  • Participating in stand-ups and retrospectives to improve

Mavenlink’s product, process, and culture

Additional Skills desired:

  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript & jQuery experience
  • Experience with rSpec, Webrat, and other testing frameworks
  • Rails application deployment experience
  • SQL

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity stake
  • Full medical and dental

Interested? Send your resume to jobs@mavenlink.com

Honk

Honk.com is a new online automotive website that will make car shopping fun and social. We will enable consumers to experience a new way to explore new cars, focusing on what other real people actually think, not product specifications or biased editorial. Our site will be 100% consumer driven with no journalists or former race car drivers telling you what minivan or sedan you should purchase. Instead, users will find real people like yourself sharing their opinions and experiences. We have partnered with a top social website to deliver this new way of car shopping and are funded by one of the largest media companies in the world. Thankfully, our partners allow (and encourage) us to remain financially independent, unpolitical, and fast-moving… a true start up.

Our small team is made up of an experienced group of humble, efficient, and hyper-passionate individuals who are veterans of the automotive industry and social media space. We are proud of our ego-less culture, one that promotes team thinking, not individual accolades. If you’re interested in helping prove that social media and car buying go hand in hand, social networks serve a bigger purpose than keeping up with one’s day, and a small team can outdo the work of an army – then we may have a seat waiting for you.

Honk is developing a platform of distributed applications and a destination website that will engage consumers’ existing social networks. To be clear, we are not building yet another community or social network. Many of our social applications will reside on our partners’ sites with the intent to drive users to honk.com for a richer experience, including unique content, interaction, and transaction-oriented tools. Our integration with our core partner is currently underway and our beta launch is scheduled for 5/27. We will continue to expand our product over the next twelve months. In addition to deep knowledge of Ruby on Rails and Agile / Test-Driven Development precepts, we hope you have a thorough understanding / are comfortable with:

  • Amazon S3/SQS/EC2
  • CSS/Javascript/JQuery
  • Thin/NGinx/Mongrel
  • RSpec/Webrat/Selenium
  • CSV and XML data feed integration

Previous experience working in online automotive or social media is desired, but definitely not required. Honk is currently co-located in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Honk headquarters is currently located in West Los Angeles, right on the border of Santa Monica. Our ideal candidates should reside in one of these two major metro areas, although we are open to “off site” developers who have the right skills and background.

Please send inquiries to Bruce Krysiak, CTO: techjobs@honk.simplicant.com

Comments
  1. Bret Pettichord says:

    Should we assume these are all Bay Area positions unless otherwise specified?

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