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Arrest Made After Dozens Watch, Record New York Teen Being Stabbed to Death

Police arrested a teenage suspect Wednesday after they say a 16-year-old boy was beaten and stabbed to death before a crowd of onlookers who watched and recorded video — but never tried to help, according to KTLA sister station WPIX in New York City. Tyler Flach, 18, has been charged with murder after Khaseen Morris was fatally stabbed in the chest Monday in Oceanside, New York. Police rushed to a strip mall on Brower Avenue after receiving 911 calls about […]

CHP Arrests Man Accused of Posing as Chinese Police Officer in Irvine

A man driving around Irvine in a mock Chinese police vehicle was arrested, and investigators are working to determine his motive, officials said Wednesday. Several people reported last Tuesday, Sept. 10, that an Asian man driving an Audi sedan made to look like he was an officer with the Chinese People’s Armed Police, a national paramilitary force, said California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera. The vehicle was outfitted with the security force’s seal and Chinese police symbols, photos released by […]

New York Extends Statute of Limitations for Some Rape Cases and Other Sex Crimes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that extends the statute of limitations for certain cases of rape and other sex crimes He was joined at the signing by actresses who have been active in the Time’s Up movement, which aims to combat sexual harassment. They included Julianne Moore, Mira Sorvino, Amber Tamblyn and Michelle Hurd. Under the new law, the statute of limitations for reporting second-degree rape increases to 20 years and third-degree rape increases to 10 years. […]

Meeting Held to Discuss Recent Violence at Middle School in Moreno Valley

Parents of Landmark Middle School students in Moreno Valley planned to meet Wednesday to discuss recent violence on campus that left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition. The incident unfolded Monday afternoon. As seen in video, a 13-year-old boy is punched before falling and apparently striking his head on a cement pillar. He’s then seen being punched again after falling to the ground. Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily injury […]

New York EMT, a Former ‘Jersey Shore’ Star, Sues City Over Sexual Harassment by Supervisors

Angelina Pivarnick, a “Jersey Shore” reality star turned emergency medical technician, filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the city of New York, where she’s been working as an emergency responder since 2016, a court document shows. In the suit filed Monday, Pivarnick alleges she was sexually harassed by two supervisors while working for the New York City Fire Department’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services on Staten Island and retaliated against for filing internal complaints. In the complaint, Pivarnick says she […]

Massage Therapist Suing Kevin Spacey for Sexual Battery and Assault Dies Ahead of Trial

The anonymous massage therapist who accused disgraced actor Kevin Spacey of sexual battery and assault has died ahead of the trial. And because Spacey’s attorneys almost immediately notified the court, the case could be dismissed, the late accuser’s attorney says. A trial date in the case has yet to be scheduled. A notice of his death was filed by Spacey’s attorneys Tuesday in U.S. Central District Court, according to documents obtained by The Times on Wednesday. It’s the latest development […]

Trump Promotes False Video Attempting to Show Rep. Ilhan Omar Celebrating 9/11 Anniversary

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The inaccurate video provoked new Twitter criticism of the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, who has regularly faced accusations from her critics that she is unpatriotic. Omar’s supporters, meanwhile, rallied around her. Some called for Twitter to scrub the misleading content from […]

Registered Sex Offender Accused of Indecent Exposure at Victorville Drive-Thru

Deputies arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday after they say he showed an obscene cell photo stored on his cellphone to two women working at a drive-thru restaurant. Wesley Donald Brannen, 37, of Victorville was ultimately arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and violating parole, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement. The alleged crime took place shortly after 11 am. at a business in the 12000 block of Amargosa Road. Brannen placed an order through a […]

California to Assist Financing of High-Speed Train Between Victorville and Las Vegas

California officials on Wednesday could put a private company’s plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing. A committee chaired by state Treasurer Fiona Ma is likely to approve $300 million in tax-exempt private activity bonds for Virgin Trains USA this year, followed by the same amount again next year. That will allow the company to issue about $2.4 billion in […]

‘A Dumb Thing to Do’: Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Wearing Brownface at School Event in 2001

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said “it was a dumb thing to do.” Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It depicts the then 29-year-old Trudeau wearing a […]

Adelanto Parents Arrested After Baby Hospitalized for Malnourishment, Dehydration: Sheriff

An Adelanto mother and father were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and willful child cruelty after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized for malnourishment and dehydration, authorities said Wednesday. John Dominicci and Monica Vasquez, both 31, were taken into custody nearly a month after investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to investigate allegations of child neglect on Aug. 19, according to the department. The 1-year-old had been taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance and […]

560 Acres of Federal Land Transferred to Army to Speed Up Border Wall Construction, Feds Say

The Department of Interior says it is transferring 560 acres (226 hectares) of federal land to the U.S. Army to speed up construction on 70 miles (113 kilometers) of border wall in West Texas, California and Arizona. This marks the first time the government has transferred land on an emergency basis to build border barriers. Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Casey Hammond said Wednesday that “extraordinary measures must be taken to preserve values that would otherwise be […]

Britney Spears Hasn’t Fully Controlled Her Life for Years; Fans Want to #FreeBritney From Conservatorship

A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star. The hearing was cleared of the public and media. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny issued no rulings during or after the proceedings, and Spears was not listed among those in attendance. The hearing opened with a courtroom full of media members and […]

U.S. Navy Acknowledges Purported UFO Footage Shows ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either. The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN. The clips were released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, which was started by former Blink-182 member Tom […]

2 Dead, 2 Wounded in Wilmington Shooting

Gunfire in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon left two people dead and two others wounded, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 3:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue, near Anaheim Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. A woman estimated to be in her 20s died at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jader Chavez told KTLA. A male victim, whose age was not available, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after. Another female […]

Striking Workers Question Whether to Trust Union Leadership After UAW Corruption Scandal

The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have expressed doubts about whether UAW leaders are acting in their best interests in the dispute and in their handling of union money in general. Some have gone so far as to wonder whether the […]

911 Call From Man Drugged at Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s WeHo Home Key to Criminal Case: Sheriff

Detectives were able to build a case against Democratic donor Ed Buck on drug charges by following the 911 call made by a man who authorities allege was drugged at Buck’s West Hollywood home. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in an interview Wednesday that his department had been closely monitoring Buck after two men were found dead in his apartment, one in 2017 and the other earlier this year. Buck was arrested and charged this week with operating […]

‘Closed for Business’: Florida Police Place Yard Sign Outside Alleged Drug House

The North Port Police Department wants their community to know that drugs are not welcome in their town as they crack down on “drug houses.” Similar to real estate agents, the NPPD has begun posting signs in front of alleged drug houses that they have shut down. The sign reads: “This drug house closed for business courtesy of the North Port Police Department.” The NPPD tells CNN that this is the first time that they have used this type of […]

Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Dead, Other Victim in Critical Condition in San Bernardino

A shooting in San Bernardino left an 18-year-old man dead and another victim critically wounded Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 1500 block of East Highland Avenue around 9:30 p.m. and found Damien Lopez wounded, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The San Bernardino teenager was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe another shooting victim who was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle was wounded in the same incident. He […]

Category 3 Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda as Another Storm Grows

Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific coast. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare for possible storm recovery efforts and National Security Minister Wayne Caines cautioned everyone to stay inside. Authorities had ordered early closings of schools, clinics and government offices. The U.S. […]

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

FanDragon Technologies, Inc - West Hollywood, CA

Posted 2 months ago

FanDragon Technologies is an emerging, well-funded start-up based in West Hollywood, CA, revolutionizing the global ticketing distribution business with a proprietary, Blockchain-based mobile ticket-wallet software solution that allows ticket rightsholders to gain transparency over data throughout the ticket supply-chain. We are seeking a Chief Technology Officer (CTO).


Reporting to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, the CTO will be responsible for oversight of FanDragon’s short and long-term technical and engineering strategy, and providing high-level, forward-thinking vision. This person will perpetually refine, redefine (as necessary), and lend support to all aspects of the company's technological development. The ideal candidate is a technical leader with demonstrable expertise in leading and managing the creation of first-in-class digital products, including a full SaaS development cycle. This person must have robust experience working, and familiarity with blockchain products.


The CTO will work across all key departments to attain the company's strategic goals, including setting business requirements, assessing and improving application architecture, and ensuring the implementation of market-leading design. They will communicate with staff, executives, and customers to ensure the company’s technologies are used appropriately and optimally.


Proven experience packaging open source technology for use within enterprise and/or consumer applications is essential, as is the ability to effectively translate technical terminology to all stakeholders. This person should be visionary, understand industry-wide best practices and current innovations, and display credibility and excitement - particularly in lending expertise to a high-performing and expanding team.


To learn more about the company, applicants are encouraged to visit FanDragon.com


Responsibilities


  • Provide strategic guidance of all technology and engineering-related decisions, including product roadmap, to maximize the company's future growth and profitability

  • Evaluate and evolve current application architecture, handle verification and validation of mission critical software, and aid in decision-making aimed at developing a more seamless, scalable product. (This could include a product rebuild if deemed necessary.)

  • Oversee the hiring and management of all technology-related staff, consultants, and 3rd party vendors (engineers, data scientists, IT personnel, QA testing resource, etc.)

  • Implement technology solutions and development tools that may improve efficiency and effectiveness of all Departments, and in a fashion that supports the company's KPIs, mission and values.

  • Implement information security standards/policies, including running audits and document security procedures

  • Lead writing and management of software related documentation

  • Devise an application deployment strategy, including guidance of DevOps and hosting server infrastructure
  • Make recommendations for product improvements, and any other innovations that could be beneficial within any/all company departments and projects, based on technological research – especially those within the ticketing and blockchain industries, explore new tools/technologies to improve development efficiency and product quality

  • Analyze and report on opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services, including identification of competitive services, product and enhancement requirements, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success

  • Identify technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business. Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for delivering the company’s services.

Requirements:

  • Recent demonstrated experience building and managing world-class technology platforms using open source software solutions; providing cloud-based SaaS solutions and professional services to enterprise clients (B2B)
  • Proficiency in Node.JS and JAVAScript
  • Expertise in front-end development for web, iOS, and Android,
  • Proficiencyin at least one mobile application development framework, including ReactNative, SWIFT, or JAVA
  • Familiaritywith cryptographic key management and blockchain protocols
  • (Ethereum is a plus)

  • Commercial Software Development experience in JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3

  • Experience building hybrid and native mobile applications, and launching/taking commercial mobile apps to market

  • First-hand knowledge and experience working in a significant aspect of the event ticketing space

  • Superb communication skills and experience working with remote team members

  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff.

  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively

  • Strong writing and presentation skills

  • BS in related field and at least 10 years experience in the Information Technology arena, at least 5 years management and strategic experience in this field or MBA/MS in related field with 10 years experience, 5 of which must be managerial and strategic

FanDragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

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