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Carsala Seeks Lead Developer (San Francisco, CA)
Jul 10, 2008 @ 10:20:05

Company Carsala
Location San Francisco, CA
Title Lead Developer


Carsala is a start-up from the UC Berkeley Incubator, funded by Midas-list VC's. We are building a technology platform and online destination that is revolutionizing the way people buy used cars and we want you to help us do it.

This is the rare opportunity to get in at the ground floor and help build a great company. In return, you will receive a significant equity stake, salary and the opportunity to grow as a technology leader.

Used cars represent the single largest retail segment of the US economy with 44 million vehicles bought every year, representing $365 billion dollars. We have a proven and proprietary technology and a high margin business model that takes advantage of this huge industry. We currently have paying customers and revenue.

Do you lead by example, enjoy problem solving, communicate well with others and excel in teams? Are you ready to take a leadership role on our engineering team to build a best-in-class online destination? Take a look below at what we need, and if you believe you're a fit, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Lead developer on our technical team to build a large scale, best in class web application
  • Evaluate and spec out new product development opportunities
  • Rapidly iterate on software with team of 4-6 other developers
  • Help manage the software development cycle from requirements to launch


  • 2-5 years of software engineering and web development experience, preferably in large online projects
  • Exposure to end-to-end software development cycle including conceptualizing, designing, developing, launching and maintaining software
  • Strong web application development programming skills in PHP, XML
  • Solid Experience with the ZEND Framework
  • Software analysis, design in UML, OO A&D
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS/AJAX/Javascript
  • SQL, relational & replicated databases, MySQL specifically
  • Pragmatic skills: debugging, resource tracing, design for performance and testability
  • Experience with fault tolerant, transactional, asynchronous and synchronous systems
  • Strong drive to advance processes and tools that lead to higher effectiveness
  • Focused, self-motivated, and pragmatic with good status reporting skills
  • Excellent people skills for effective team work within the company
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines with customer success as the priority
  • Experience leading small group of developers is an asset but not required
  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field

Contact Raif Barbaros for more information: raif [at] this domain. Relocation costs negotiable.

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