The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

04 May 2009

A career opportunity

Two friends have combined their experience, insights, and talents, and have begun a new company for which they received recently their first round of venture financing. This financing not only makes their shared dream a budding reality, it also makes it a business -- which means they now must begin to hire staff. They have an opening for... well, they can tell you:

Our company, AlikeList, Inc., is looking for a hotshot Web Developer with outstanding UI development skills, including Javascript & CSS. The position is based in Sunnyvale, CA.

Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Management, Art / Creative, Design, Production, Engineering
Industries: Consumer Services, Marketing and Advertising, Online Media, Internet
Pay Description: Competitive comp/benefits

AlikeList seeks a Senior Web Developer to join an experienced team developing an innovative online solution for improving how consumers and small to mid-size businesses connect, communicate, and transact. If you’re energized by fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environments that solve significant consumer problems, we should talk.

The Senior Web Developer must enjoy leading the charge to apply innovative solutions and technologies to consumer problems. You will be responsible for assisting in defining our web presence, including the AlikeList site, mobile apps on various platforms, and publishing partners such as Facebook / MySpace.

Direct experience with HTML / CSS, Javascript, PHP, Flash, AJAX is required. You will work within an exemplary team of UI designers, junior web developers, product managers, and engineers to build best-in-class services. Demonstrable experience building and deploying web sites that support significant traffic is a must.

• Develop a highly interactive front end, using AJAX and other techniques, that engages consumers while providing high utility.
• 6+ years HTML/XHTML/CSS/JavaScript cross-browser development experience with large-scale web applications or sites
• Strong portfolio featuring XHTML, JS, CSS, and AJAX coding samples
• 2+ years working with Javascript libraries such as YUI (preferred), Prototype and Scriptaculous
• Develop functional prototypes that illustrate feature concepts quickly
• Solid understanding of the possibilities and limitations of building web applications
• Collaborate with UI Designers, Engineering and Product Management
• BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Company Description
At AlikeList, we get excited about delivering local services that improve people’s lives daily. AlikeList is a VC-funded local marketplace company in Silicon Valley that is changing the way local business gets done. From finding a high quality contractor you can trust to finding a dentist that is really good with kids or a romantic hotel for your anniversary, our service is the essential guide to finding local businesses that meet users’ needs, values, and budget. And for small and mid-size businesses, we connect them to highly qualified consumers in the market for their products and services.

The AlikeList founding team consists of successful Internet executives experienced in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including Apple, GeoCities,, Rand McNally, Yahoo, and Accenture.

Additional Information
Local candidates only, no relocation (San Francisco Bay Area).

Please contact me (only your interest, and not your resume, etc), if this description sounds like you. I will reply with the contact information. And please feel welcome to pass along this opportunity.
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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