I've been asked to forward this message from Trade Chase, a funded startup based right here in Oxford!
I am one of the founders of Trade Chase<http://www.tradechase.com>, a new stock market gaming business based here in Oxford. We are a small team of four (three Oxford graduates) and we launched just six months ago.
We are now looking for a young developer to fill our lead developer role - an amazing opportunity if you want to work in a start-up and in web development.
At Trade Chase you will experience the full complexity of web development, from cloud computing (we are the first licensed gaming business to use Azure) to cutting edge front-end frameworks like Knockout JS. The role involves work across all aspects of the site, including stock market data feeds, ID services, payment providers and Facebook integration.
It is important that you understand one of these three areas very well, and you are happy to pick up the others:
- ASP.NET<http://ASP.NET> (VB)
You will have to be comfortable working in a very fast-paced development environment with a lot of responsibility and you must be willing and able to learn new skills and technologies quickly.
The salary is competitive, the role is based in oxford and the position is available immediately. We will also try to work around your term time or summer holiday commitments if you want to get started on a part-time basis. If you are interested, please send a short CV to Colin Smith at office(a)tradechase.com<mailto:email@example.com>.
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