Hacker Newsnew | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

Driveless (http://driveless.co/) - REMOTE from: SF Bay Area, LA, Santa Monica, NYC, Austin, Houston or Atlanta

Hi, I'm starting a company called driveless and I'm looking to build a kick ass team

I'm technical, full stack, and love getting my hands dirty with all types of tech. I've been doing web development since shortly before firebug was created and most recently spent 2 years at Ruby/Rails shop. Now I want to build with Scala and the Play Framework.

Here’s the pitch:

This is a startup building a service to help people find shared rides to and from nightlife (bars / restaurants / etc.) so they don't have to drive home drunk.

Also have big ambitions of becoming a general purpose local transit alternative (think commuters) but want to start with the smaller market segment first.

I want the company to ultimately be completely distributed but I want people in LA (especially Santa Monica), NYC, Austin, Atlanta, Houston or the SF Bay Area to start for the first 3 to 6 months. These places have active nightlife scenes that I know and/or quality technical talent around.

Right now the company is completely bootstrapped and I want to keep it that way for as long as possible so you’ll need to have a cash reserve. If we can get really good traction getting funding may be entertained but I’d rather raise money from customers, you should feel the same too.

Here’s where you come in:

Across the board people will need to be scrappy and not be afraid of wearing many hats.

Specific roles:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

* CTO / Vp Engineering

Have you built cool stuff that lots of people use?

Do you want to run you own engineering organization of really smart people and have them at your disposal to help solve problems?

I want to build from the ground up with Scala on the backend. But if you can convince me Go or <insert your favorite language> is a better choice and is the new python re: http://www.paulgraham.com/pypar.html I'm all ears.

come join driveless!

* Developer

Have you built cool stuff that lots of people use?

Not quite ready to lead the team but still think the concept is cool and want to be a part.

You’ll be a part of decisions that have a direct impact on the direction of the company and a great deal of autonomy to figure out and then go build what users want or may not even know they want.

come join driveless!

* Lead Designer / UX

Have you built beautiful usable products that lots of people love?

I need you help crafting great user experiences that will keep people engaged as they are introduced to and explore their ability to move around town without a car through shuttle and charter services.

Need them coming back for more.

come join driveless!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

check it out

all there is right now is an interest form and ideas in trello boards.

you would be in from the ground up

http://driveless.co/

if you're interested in the roles or just think the concept is interesting and want to chat feel free to shoot me an email at

wharris [at] driveless.co




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: