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JOB: Technical Director, Hey Neighbor!


October 18, 2010



Hey, Neighbor! is an early-stage startup working on a location-based product that will make being a good neighbor easier. We connect neighbors with neighbors who may not otherwise know each other and provide them an easy way to interact with one another.


We are looking for a Technical Director with expertise in social networking and mobile app development to join our team full-time in our NYC office. A part-time arrangement will be considered for the right candidate.  We have received funding and our development is set to begin in mid-October.



– Work closely with co-founders to guide successful technical architecture and development for product features for beta release

– Identify appropriate technical frameworks/platforms, partnership opportunities, and risks

– Assist with strategic planning for future feature rollouts and scaling

– Develop code. We are looking for someone who can architect and be hands-on with coding.

– Ensure quality implementation, debugging, and rapid release of new code

– Manage any technical resources or team members

– Manage deployment and performance monitoring



– Experience/familiarity with PHP, MySQL, Django, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript/AJAX Ruby on Rails,

Python, Drupal, and other web technologies

– Experience with mobile technologies and iPhone/Android app development

– Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

– Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative atmosphere

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to talk to technical and non-technical audiences

– Management experience and previous social network start up experience

– College degree in computer science a plus



– We’re offering competitive pay and equity commensurate with experience

– We will consider part-time or advisory arrangement in the short-term


If you’re interested in joining our team, please email If you have samples of your work, we’d love to see them. We look forward to hearing from you!


About The Founders

Barbara Pantuso, CEO and Founder, just left a Director position at Frog Design to pursue her dream of creating a meaningful start-up. She has started companies, worked for established ones, and has had a side‘career’ of traveling many regions of the world. She was also a pastry chef in Italy and still loves spending her leisure time in the kitchen.


Daniel Dietrich, Co-founder, is an electrical engineer having focused his career on sales/business development for companies like Texas Instruments and start-ups like Silicon Labs. For the past 5 years, he has been doing a variety of  nvesting and consulting. His passion for travel has taken him to all 7 continents

and over 40 countries around the globe.