Lead Developer

bLife Inc.
Santa Monica, CA
Jul 23, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description
We are currently seeking the right Senior/Lead Developer to become a strategic member of the team here in Santa Monica and lead the technology direction for bLife. We want a creative thinker and hands-on doer that knows the current landscape of open source frameworks, social APIs, mobile and the latest ideas around website management and client-side technology. We are giving special consideration to engineers with a passion for Symbolic Systems, Cognitive Science or Artificial Intelligence as it relates to the human psyche. Please highlight these aspects in your work to date or demostrate an interest with other examples. (outside work or even just tinkering around with pet projects)

Position responsibilities:

Lead the development and execution of technology strategy from architecture to completion

Design web and mobile applications with availability and scalability in mind

Implement features that improve customer experience and usability

Manage development team, schedule and budget

Set high QA standards - takes quality very seriously!

Skills and requirements:

Capable of understanding business objectives and able to translate business goals into technical design -- creative problem solving is required

Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and be adaptable to the demands of all levels and types of production duties

Enterprise level deployment and site management experience in developing distributed, high availability web applications

Strong to expert design integration experience and capable of GUI development with an emphasis on expert knowledge of client side libraries

Programming Languages: Candidate should be strong to expert in PHP, Ruby and other languages

Extensive CMS experience with open source software such as WordPress and social network APIs such as Facebook and Twitter

Experience with relational databases, data caching systems, and object-relational mapping technologies

Knowledge of web development for mobile and tablet devices

Experience with compilers, distributed systems, and machine learning a plus

Substantial experience developing web applications

Fluency with production methodologies i.e. Agile


High level site development experience and web application development. Enterprise level deployment and mobile application development a big plus.

Candidate should have their own portfolio website to demonstrate past projects and skill level

Symbolic Systems, Cognitive Science or AI experience is a huge plus


Smart - comes in a number of forms including:

Post Secondary Degree (BA, BSc, CS ) and/or graduate (MA, MFA, MSc)

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Computer Science or Engineering

If none of the above, and you still apply, it means you must be amazing (we know, many of the great ones don't finish school...)

We offer competitive salary and full benefits, including health, 401K, vision and dental coverage. Relocation expenses will be considered.Please send resume and sites you have deployed. Also, tell us a little lit about you and why this might be an ideal fit for you.
Company Description
Based in sunny Santa Monica, CA, bLife Inc. is a newly funded company backed by one of the most respected Silicon Valley VC firms as well as prominent angels in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and supported by some of the leading social, behavioral, and cognitive scientists in the world, bLife is focused on creating a wellbeing platform that profoundly transforms people's life for the better. (We are guilty as charged, we want to change the world for the better).

Santa Monica, CA


Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:37:43 PDT