18 Jan 2012

Full-Time Python / Django Developer for Urban Games Startup

Stray Boots Urban GamesNew York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Stray Boots Urban Games is seeking an experienced Python developer to help us develop our gameplay engine and e-commerce website, both written using the Django framework. Stray Boots is reinventing city exploration with scavenger hunt-style games you play using your cell phone (think your own private Amazing Race). For urban explorers not satisfied to walk around aimlessly or listen to a walking history lesson, we provide a fun, exciting, interactive experience that shows them the best parts of their city through an entertaining game.   Featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, and Fast Company, we’re an angel-backed startup and member of the winter 2012 class of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in NYC.

Founded by three Ivy-Leaguers with a passion for travel, we’re a close-knit, enthusiastic, hard-working team fully invested in our product, customers, and vision.  So far, we’ve generated over 20,000 paying customers, local and national press, and products in 15 cities in the US and UK.  Having been accepted into the ER Accelerator program, we’re now building out our tech team to be more agile and robust, and are looking for the key players who want to be the foundation of an exciting, rapidly growing startup.

You’ll be just our third technical hire, and will have tons of say in where we take our product.  It’s brand-new, and we’ve cobbled together something that works and that we’re proud of, but it still does only a fraction of the things we think it could — and we can’t wait to hear your creative ideas about where else it could go.

If you’re as comfortable and confident making the big decisions about software architecture as you are placing parentheses in code…  If you know and love all of Django’s shortcuts but also know when to take the long way around…  If you have the experience to build software that will last and can grow with us…  If you can strike that balance between Getting It Just Right and Getting It Done…  we want you on our team!


You’ll maintain and develop new features for our gameplay engine, e-commerce website, and content-management system — we have a starting point, but you’ll be taking it new places and building new things every week.  Most work will involve development in Python using Django.  

- Python
- Django
- Git
- General database design and OOP principles
- SQL (esp. w/ MySQL)

- 2-5 years professional web development experience
- BS or MS in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience
- Ideally based in NYC area, but we’re open to telecommuting

- Javascript (esp. w/ jQuery)
- A punny side

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and links to code samples to jobs@strayboots.com

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: django, games, and startup.

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