Prolink was established to create the first true social network for gaming. With Prolink, gamers can connect with existing friends, make new ones, and share their accomplishments with a community. We launched our MVP in March 2018.
Currently Prolink has 2 full time developers and is working with experienced developers from our accelerator, RevRoad. We are now searching for a Lead Developer who has experience as a Full Stack Developer with project management experience who is looking to help build the next big social platform.
While experience with the gaming industry is an obvious advantage, it is not a requirement. Instead, we want someone with a passion for building a community looking to connect, innovating new technologies and creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience for video gamers.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: LEAD DEVELOPER
The Lead Developer’s role, under the supervision of the Chief Technology Officer and in collaboration with designers, U/X and other developers, is to assure the successful development, execution and maintenance of Prolink’s social media platform to ensure the platform’s functionality, access, reliability, security and ease of use as well as planning for future growth and expansion.
Strategy & Planning
In partnership with the company’s founders, identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services as a unique social media platform for the gaming industry and translate that vision into a user friendly platform for gamers and the gaming industry.
Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.
Oversee and support developers and interns.
Implementation & Deployment
Lead the platform development and coding, process including writing of code in Python, MySQL, Java Script, Angular/JQuery/Bootstrap and HTML/CSS.
Act as system administrator for all communication and operational software.
Assist in the selection of development staff or outsourced vendors who will implement the application.
Assist in the management of new releases and updates.
Establish and monitor a web analytics regime that measures site traffic and application usage relative to business goals.
Formal Education & Certification
University degree in the field of computer science (preferred), or another related discipline.
Certifications in programming languages highly desirable.
Knowledge & Experience
Minimum of three years programming experience. Experience as a lead programmer desirable.
Experience and knowledge of the gaming industry desirable.
Documented experience as a lead developer with experience as a full stack developer, mobile developer.
Proficiency with Python, MySQL, Java Script, Angular/JQuery/Bootstrap, HTML/CSS.
Experience with deployment of AWS, Elastic Beanstock and RDS.
Must be available to work at Provo, Utah worksite.
Demonstrated leadership, management and communication skills.
Professional writing skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Superior analytical, evaluative and problem solving skills.
A passion for working with a start up in the gaming and social media industry.
An appropriate compensation package based on Prolink’s growth curve and applicant skills and experience will be offered.
To apply for this position applicants will need to submit, by May 30, 2018, the following:
A letter of interest including a statement about why the candidate believes s/he is qualified for the position.
A current resume or LinkedIn link to an updated resume
Submit all information via email to:Marc B. Liebman, PhD, Search Consultant
Questions about the position? Contact Dr. Liebman via email or phone (801.362.9926).