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RentStuff, whats that?

No small dreams here. We’re thinking big. We’re building the eBay for rentals. Say what? Yeah, that’s right. We are a marketplace that disrupts how people think about ownership by allowing them to rent stuff from other people, or from rental businesses, instead of buying.


So we give people the tools needed to find what they want and rent it safely and securely from trusted sources. Our (soon to be released) software is a SaaS offering that manages rental shop’s inventory and brings it online to our marketplace in a snap. RentStuff.com is one marketplace for everyone, for all things rentable.

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A little history:

Venture-backed startup that went through a TechStars affiliated incubator in Nashville and is now doing business in Chicago. Team of four members looking to grow to six soon (this is where you come in).

Working at 1871

Quite simply, 1871 is the new hub of everything entrepreneurship in Chicago and you will be smack dab in the middle of it. 1871 is a center for digital entrepreneurs to instantly plug into a vibrant community of peers, mentors, partners, and investors. 1871 is home to hundreds of entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who are building the next generation of successful digital technology companies in Chicago

Current Job Openings

We are a fast-paced, highly collaborative company that has a passion for technology and innovation. We have a work-hard/play-hard mentality with a fun atmosphere & energetic work environment.

PHP Developers (Junior or Senior level)

Seeking uber PHP developers addicted to thinking big, building awesome software and coder snacks.


Location: Chicago, IL or Nashville, TN (preferred but not required)


About you: You're hungry for success and ready to strap yourself to a disruptive start-up missile aimed at changing local commerce, overhaul the consumer goods rental industry and help change consumer behavior. You want to be famous. You will be designing and developing new features and performing maintenance (fixing bugs, making enhancements and refactoring modules). You will be involved with every aspect of the development life cycle, and you will work closely with other designers and developers.


Skills you need to have: We use a LAMP stack. So if you’re a PHP/MySQL super trooper, you got what we need. Can-do attitude is a must; you have to want to tackle complex problems and build software that will be used by millions.


Skills we would like to see: Experience with JavaScript, HTML & CSS


The cherry on top: Familiarity with jQuery, Bootstrap, MVC / CodeIgniter / CakePHP, Fireworks, svn/git


Your background: We don't care what your degree is in -- Bottom line, we need somebody who gets stuff done and has a hunger to build things until they're done correctly. We want people interested in startups and building a company that will change the world (lofty goals, we know). New college graduates (2011 and 2012) are welcome to apply.


What we offer:

  • One of the first 10 employees at RentStuff
  • Cold hard cash(competitive salary),
  • Stock options (upside!)
  • A desk at 1871 located at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago
  • Endless coffee,and a stockpile of coder snacks
  • Bad jokes, good people, and casual culture.
  • Work hours are flexible and can include some telecommuting.

Web Developer/ UX

Seeking passionate web developer / user experience guru's addicted to design and showing it off.


Location: Chicago, IL or Nashville, TN (preferred but not required)


About you: Bottom line, we need somebody who wants to build something so visually stunning Michelangelo would be jealous. RentStuff is a combination of consumer facing websites and cloud-based back-end software for our merchants. You want to build something so easy to use and understand a 5th grader can use it without a user manual (yeah, you are that good). This is your passion and you want to show it off to the world.


Skills you need to have:

  • Skills in user interface design and front-end programming
  • A natural passion for a flawless user experience
  • Photoshop and/or Fireworks
  • CSS2/CSS3
  • HTML/HTML5
  • Ajax/JSON data manipulation
  • jQuery
  • Javascript


Puts you over the top: Mobile web design and development experience with iOS and Android.


Your background: We don't care what your degree is in -- We need somebody who gets stuff done and has a passion to design the user experience until it is flawless. We want people interested in startups and building a company that will change the world (lofty goals, we know). New college graduates (2011 and 2012) are welcome to apply.


What we offer:

  • One of the first 10 employees at RentStuff
  • Cold hard cash(competitive salary),
  • Stock options (upside!)
  • A desk at 1871 in Chicago or at our office in Nashville, TN (music city USA!)
  • Endless coffee,and a stockpile of coder snacks
  • Bad jokes, good people, and casual culture.
  • Work hours are flexible and can include some telecommuting.

Interns

We are always looking for a dedicated interns to help us take over the world.


Location: Chicago, IL or Nashville, TN


About you: You are an energetic person with a burning desire to be a part of a start-up. You will be expected to sell, call, think, fix, blog, post, run, jump and blast through walls. This is what start-ups do. You are self-motivated and don't need to be bottle fed, you just get stuff done (superman doesn't ask for help).


Skills you need to have: If you are willing to work hard and want to be a part of a start-up company - we will find what you are awesome at and let you prove it.


What we offer:

  • Be a part of an early stage start-up company
  • Work at 1871 in Chicago or at our office in Nashville, TN (music city USA!)
  • Endless coffee,and a stockpile of snacks
  • Bad jokes, good people, and casual culture.