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 NameCoach Seeks Web/Mobile Development Intern

Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013

NameCoach
566 Arguello Way, 455-D, Stanford, CA 94305
  www.name-coach.com

To Apply, submit resumes and cover letters to:  praveen@name-coach.com

NameCoach Seeks Web/Mobile Development Intern

NameCoach (www.name-coach.com) is looking for a creative, entrepreneurial Web/Mobile Development  intern to help refine our product and develop new product offerings.  This is a great opportunity to both take on discrete projects and gain the sort of product development experience unique to the ground-floor of a small, agile Silicon Valley start-up.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
NameCoach (www.name-coach.com) is a new Silicon Valley start-up led by a small team of Stanford students.  It's vision is unique: solve a single, niche problem, and expand fully into all relevant markets.  NameCoach allows individuals to voice-record their names online  so that announcers and players in a variety of important settings - graduation ceremonies, wedding receptions, sports announcing, radio announcing, diplomatic settings, international business settings, conferences, etc - know how to say these names correctly.   After two development phases, we are currently in the initial product launch - and based on customer and user feedback, about to start a third development phase.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Web/Mobile Development interns will work with a co-founder on any of a number of projects:
        * Developing mobile app or mobile web versions of the site
        * User interface design improvement
        * Debugging and improving  user experience improvement
        * Improving core audio recording functionality
        * Adapting existing product for new markets
        * Developing new features

The internship will be rewarding to those who are interested in conceiving and executing discrete development projects, and those who are interested in advancing their technical skills in the context of the entire 'lean' product development cycle: responding to user suggestions and needs, developing a vision for a product or adaptation, building, testing, deploying,  and getting feedback.   You will also gain experience working with a business development/marketing team to create informed hypotheses about user needs, based on their interviews and feedback from customers.  Specific tasks will be determined in collaboration with the co-founders, but there is much flexibility to take initiative.

- We work with you to determine what sorts of projects/skill development you would find most beneficial.
- Hours are flexible
- Majority of work can be done remotely, but some in-person meetings required

BENEFITS
- Experience with product development. 
- Experience with project management. 
- Experience with agile start-up methodologies. 
- Unique opportunity to articulate and execute your own implementation vision. 
- Freedom to define projects that will meet your own skill-set developmental goals. 
- Unique ground-floor familiarity with the start-up environment. 
- Potential opportunities for further equity-based roles, depending on performance. 
- Potential school credit (please inquire) 

This is a part-time or full-time unpaid internship.   The duration will be 8-12 weeks, starting immediately.

To Apply, submit resumes and cover letters to:  praveen@name-coach.com


---Desired Skills/Knowledge:---
  - Creative thinker
- Entrepreneurial spirit, ability to take initiative
- Demonstrated passion for conceiving and executing projects
- Desire to work in collaborative, fast-paced, agile start-up environment
- Excellent organizational skills
- Undergraduate, Graduate Student, or Alumni

Some subset of the following skills:
- HTML, CSS
- Ruby, Rails
- Flash
- iOS or other mobile OS
- Javascript/jQuery
- Telecom-to-Web integration
- Desire to learn new technical skills

Part-Time, Unpaid Internship

---Hours per week (approximate)---
  15-25 (flexible)

---Internship Duration---
  8-12 weeks (flexible)
Starting ASAP

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