Part-time Lisp job: startup

A note from Roger:


We’re looking for a seasoned lisp programmer who can help us build out a resource scheduling application. The position is a part time, but (hopefully) long term.

If you have programmed Lisp for 3+ years (or you can program like you’ve programmed lisp for 3+ years :-), you know scripting languages like ruby and python, know how to read and write to a database (we’re using postgres),  PAIP is among your favorite books and want to be part of a very small team and want to work on a project that actually helps kids reach their goals, this could be a good opportunity for you … Relevant experience with constraint based scheduling is a big plus.

We are in silicon valley but we have no problem if you are remote. It might even be good if  you’re in a different time zone, as we work mostly evenings an nights. We mostly communicate through IM, mail and our wiki. We meet 1-2 times a week at an appropriate coffee shop.

The app is hosted, written in rails. For scheduling and some other modules, we’ll be using lisp. I have a fair amount of Lisp programming experience, but you should be a lot better 🙂 Looks like we’ll be using SBCL.

Compensation.. we can pay you for your efforts in modest salary as well as in equity. We don’t have a lot of money, so this is definitely not a ‘get rich quick’ opportunity.

About us:
We’re currently a team of 2 people + some advisors who are working in our copious spare time on this project. The background of the team is web, database and education. The 2 principals both have CS degrees.

If this sounds interesting to you, then please send an email to Please include some background information (experience, location) on yourself.