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Ask HN: 99 Designs for PR. Interested?
10 points by prmarketplace  4 hours ago   16 comments top 8
Alex3917 41 minutes ago 1 reply      
I would use it to source PR ideas, but not to have people I don't know contact journalists. That's just asking for trouble, and the game theory is all wrong.
petervandijck 1 hour ago 1 reply      
I have used 99designs, but I would never use this. Don't understand the value you would offer?
petervandijck 1 hour ago 1 reply      
What kind of "PR" will you deliver? Ie. what do you define PR as? What would be the deliverable?
kposehn 4 hours ago 1 reply      
99 Designs has succeeded so well because they were able to watch the entire concept evolve before actually turning it into a business. Now, it is a good ecosystem but there are a few aspects in my understanding that might make it hard for PR.

Do you intend to go purely for the text of the release itself? As in, "here is my service/product/awesome-thing please write a press release for me to have distributed" or do you want to make that format for an entire end-to-end service?

On the pure copy basis I could see it easily becoming a good venue as it quite frankly is a complete and utter mess overall. For the entire release-to-distribution, while I would certainly use it a lot, I'm not sure how you would go about it. I'm certainly interested in seeing what you have in mind :)

frafdez 4 hours ago 1 reply      
The idea sounds great. Will your site break down PR needs into bite size pieces similar to 99? If so, how would I know which one to pick and will there be some way of measuring track record?
mindcrime 4 hours ago 1 reply      
Sounds mondo radical to me. This strikes me as something with the potential to be very useful. #makeitso
abbasmehdi 3 hours ago 0 replies      
This can be a slam dunk!

If I can say "I want to see positive coverage of my product in NYT, WSJ, SF Chronicle etc and am willing to pay $500 for each positive piece", then that's it!

I'd pay $500 for each full review in a tier 1 publication (and half that for a simple mention), $300 for tier 2, and $200 for tier 3, and $100 for blogs etc.

I'd define each tier by the number of impressions or circulation etc. I'd also like to say which demographics I want to focus on etc.

You're an explosion waiting to happen, and will truly disrupt PR firms (I think you'll be a hit even if you're mildly idiotic ;)! A caveat, a PR person can ruin a product's or a business' reputation by being shortsighted and annoying the press too much (shortsighted PR people don't care about the long term relationship between the client and the press, they just want one piece in the press, grab the $500 and move on, so you will have to put safety mechanisms in place, also mechanisms against 2 or more people pitching the same product to the same guy at the same time (the press will hate this and blacklist the product due to the companies over-aggressive PR tactics), then fighting over who got the coverage). These are all easily addressable, if you can't figure them out then I can help you figure this out (free, I don't mind helping its fun).

Anyway, big need, big market, do it already! :-)

bglenn09 4 hours ago 0 replies      
If executed well, absolutely.
Ask HN: Follow my start-up from soup-to-nuts?
6 points by bglenn09  5 hours ago   4 comments top 3
swanson 2 hours ago 0 replies      
I like reading these types of blogs, but I find that most people end up quitting after a few weeks. I have about 4-5 on my RSS feeder that posted <10 times then went dead.
IanMikutel 4 hours ago 1 reply      
I think bringing this sort of transparency to a startup could be really interesting, especially to the HN community. Go for it! Even if it ends up failing miserably, it'll be a useful case study into what transparency can do/not do for a startup.

On another note, I remember Kevin Rose saying how he always wanted to put up live web cams at the Digg offices back in the day and basically let the community watch Digg being made. It would be really cool if you guys setup a calendar with your meetings, made it public, and live streamed those with a chat room where the HN community (or anyone else) could literally take part in the discussion and lend a helping hand to the startups creation.

frafdez 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Sounds very cool but it all depends on your site's audience. If you have a really technical or startup centric site, then that will probably be the best marketing vehicle you could ask for. If the site is geared more for the masses, then taking them behind the scenes could work but you may not want to go into too much details. You might lose them. But, hey, I'd love to read it and I'm sure many would on this site. Good luck!
Ask HN: Can I help you be more awesome today? (No strings Inquire within.)
22 points by mikegreenberg  8 hours ago   33 comments top 7
brianbreslin 4 hours ago 1 reply      
Love this thread Mike.

To the others, I can vouch for Mike giving great feedback, and being a class act.

peregrine 3 hours ago 1 reply      
How does one start a HackAndTell meetup? I'd like to maybe start one in the Milwaukee area.
abbasmehdi 5 hours ago 2 replies      
Mike, this is very nice of you to offer. How is the tech-job market in So Fl? Any tips etc?
ignifero 7 hours ago 1 reply      
That's very gentlemanly of you. Tell me what you think of my favorite toy project: http://textchannels.com/
xcallemjudasx 8 hours ago 1 reply      
What's your advice for landing a really cool job that you enjoy right out of college? Not just getting a job that you take because you need to have a job and end up despising.
kongqiu 7 hours ago 2 replies      
Would love any feedback you might have on http://parkgrades.com/ particularly the home page)...
Hisoka 7 hours ago 1 reply      
What are some interesting and out of the norm things that you do?
Ask HN: Typography"How?
26 points by lukeqsee  22 hours ago   17 comments top 14
arkitaip 22 hours ago 2 replies      
IMHO you first need to understand design, its various sub fields (i.e. typography, colors, layout), user experience design/interaction design/usability, and finally how all of this applies to the web. You can learn the basics by reading books but the only way to truly understand and master is by study this things in the world and by practicing them. Start thinking about design, analyze it in your daily life, do your own makeovers of sites you use, design a blog theme, etc, etc.

As for web typography, you want to check of the latest generation of font embedding because that's where the real magic's at. The most known web font solutions are: CSS3 (font-face), typeface.js, cufon, flir, sifr, Google Font API, Typekit.

Here's a list of quality books on design and typography:

    A History of Graphic Design
Before & After Page Design
Designing Brand Identity
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
Graphic Design Solutions
How Designers Think
Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
The Complete Manual of Typography
The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations
The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type
The Elements of Typographic Style
The New Typography
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers
Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design

Books on web design:

    About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become
Bulletproof Web Design
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
Designing Web Usability
Designing With Web Standards
Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems
The Essential Guide to User Interface Design
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum
Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology
Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks

brianwillis 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Go read Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Type-2nd-revised-expanded/dp/...

Then go and get a Typekit account http://typekit.com/ and start experimenting.

Good design (any kind of design, not just web design) requires time and iteration. It's a skill, you have to practise it.

uzish 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Great question. The web being text oriented - I believe that typography is one of the most important aspects of a great website (visualization being the other).

If there's one seminal book - that would be The Elements of Typographic Style:

That's a deep dive into it though. If you're looking for a shortcut you can get a quick hold of them here:

At Future Simple (http://www.futuresimple.com) we think about that a lot, sometimes agonizing over it. We still have a lot of work to do :) - as any designer will tell you - we are never satisfied with our work...

makeramen 15 hours ago 0 replies      
for a great quick and dirty:

for long term understanding, it's just like any other skill/trade/art: keep researching, learning, searching, finding inspiration, figuring out what you don't know, so you know what you want to learn next, and if it's worth learning.

you can "start hacking" by mimicking (copying) certain styles, seeing how they work, analyzing their advantages and disadvantages in different situations (just like different programming languages)... etc.

I think you're already way ahead of the crowd just by knowing how important typography is to the successful design of site, best of luck.

mezdef 21 hours ago 0 replies      
The most immediate difference I noticed in design school was a Typography assignment. We were tasked with going out and looking at all kinds of signs and identifying what fonts the signs used. We had to collect 10 examples of each style of font (Sans, Serif, Slab, Transitional, Display, etc) and then identify the font and give critical analysis on each. How readable was the sign, did it convey the right message, was it appropriate for the brand / message, who was the target audience etc. etc.

This was a great exercise as it's something you can do as you walk about, or in your case, you can apply it to websites in much the same way. It gets you in the right frame of mind. By constantly being on the lookout, it starts to become ingrained, and you can start to identify fonts automatically. You judge what you like and dislike and what you would change to achieve a desired effect.

As with many things, critical constructive thinking is the key. And perseverance.

GiraffeNecktie 12 hours ago 0 replies      
By all means learn typography, but always remember that not everyone is going to experience your site the same way. People with less than perfect vision(there's more of them than you might think!) will often change their browser defaults to enlarge the text. Some people use screen readers. And a few people will alter your design with their own custom CSS.
pasbesoin 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Maybe this isn't practical for you, and it's been a couple of decades since I read it, but I still have a fondness for Knuth's "The TeX Book". It's about TeX, but along the way, Knuth gives you a lot of background on publishing including typography. I also recall it as being one of those technical books that is fun to read -- truly engaging and interesting.


aba_sababa 22 hours ago 0 replies      
These kinds of things can't be taught with the kind of discreteness that I think you'd like. You need that design sense first and foremost; once you have that, you can sniff out the fonts that suit your design. The best way to get that "sense" is just to copy what you love - go find the most beautiful site you can and gratuitously steal design ideas. Do this until you can create by yourself.

Or, just use Helvetica with big sizes and good contrast.

tastefulwords 15 hours ago 0 replies      
Some great books in arkitaip's comment.

But start with this one: "The Non-Designer's Design Book" -- it'll teach you how much of "great design" is "great typography".

westiseast 22 hours ago 0 replies      
It's a bit flaky, but I think that most fonts have a 'sweet spot' when presented on the web. For example, personally I think Georgia is great @13px or larger @60px but in between, it sucks. So try to pay attention to finding the right size for each font.

But I agree with aba_sababa - you can learn specific technical details about fonts and typography in books, but an overall sense for good design has to be assimilated over time. So, when you see sites that you like, use Firebug and copy their font settings. Or if you see a site that has crappy typography (eg. Hackernews) then use firebug and try to fix it.

karanbhangui 20 hours ago 0 replies      

check out this ebook

gspyrou 17 hours ago 0 replies      
You may check this presentation from MIX11 "Fonts, Form and Function: A Primer on Digital Typography" http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/EXT02
garrickvanburen 21 hours ago 0 replies      
I recommend 1 book on typography:
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find out How Type Works

I'd recommend checking out OpenFontLibrary.org & Kernest.com (shameless plug) for you can download the fonts, use them, and understand how they work in all the work you do - not just web browsers.

Ask HN: What kind of give aways work best for pre-launch buzz?
12 points by barryglenn  1 day ago   11 comments top 9
thetrumanshow 1 day ago 1 reply      
Trendsetter badge.

I would care more about Facebook and Twitter if all my friends could easily tell that I was there long before any of them. The point is, I think early adopters take pride in being the first one in their social group to try something new, and they might invite their friends just so everyone would know they were first.

humj 9 hours ago 0 replies      
A few people here mentioned that their online giveaways didn't convert well. You may think, "who wouldn't try out my cool new app for a chance to win an ipad right?" But consider how this may read to your potential new users, "So they want me to enter my information into an unknown service, without any concrete return? and wait, is this one of those... try out any one of these services for a free ipad scams?"

remember that your potential new users have no idea who you are, and people are still generally suspicious of new things on the internet, and rightfully so.

kongqiu 7 hours ago 0 replies      
We're in the middle of running an iPad giveaway and it's hitting all the targets we set.

Prior to the iPad, we've tested various types of giveaways to incent various actions and found that the best responses came from either big prizes or small, guaranteed prizes. YMMV.

zck 1 day ago 0 replies      
One method that seems to be gaining in popularity is to order the people you let into the site by how many people they invited signed up. So someone who shares your site with their friends gets in before someone who didn't.

Of course, this only works for a site that can let people in at a trickle.

corin_ 1 day ago 0 replies      
The thing with something like a free dinner is that most people's reaction is "I'm unlikely to win" (they're correct), so they're usually not that bothered.

Look for something that all users can get, such as thetrumanshow's suggestion of a "trendsetter badge", or something that a lot of people can get, such as "one out of every ten people to sign up will get a voucher to..."

triviatise 20 hours ago 0 replies      
We gave away ipads and got about 150 people for each ipad (i.e. very expensive). One of our customers gave away ebooks and got about 200 users for each ebook, but everyone who entered got one.

Small items that are guaranteed might be a better bet. We are still testing this out. :)

gallamine 1 day ago 0 replies      
Personally, I'm always hesitant to promote a product I've never used, especially if I know my promotion is helping me win something.
I vote for more, smaller, promos rather than large one. Something like a free sticker that anyone can get seems more accessible.
airzuck 1 day ago 0 replies      
I had the same problem with an iPad giveaway. Didn't move the needle.
jacobwyke 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm more likely to share if I get early access..so have a signup followed by a "Share with 5 friends to get access first".
Startups that are hiring for Scala?
7 points by petervandijck  1 day ago   3 comments top 3
david_lieb 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Portions of the Bump Android app are written in Scala. http://bu.mp/jobs
chaithsc 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: Rate my mac+web app, Screendocs " Upgrade that wall of text.
3 points by freshlog  20 hours ago   3 comments top 2
bradleyland 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I really love the idea. I do a lot of instructing, so just as your app is designed to do, I find myself copying/pasting images in to a document and numbering the steps. This is cumbersome in document composition apps because the steps are not treated as distinct units as they are in your app. There's definitely a lot of utility there.

Where I fall off is the pricing. Even at $15/month, I don't think I could stomach it. In my mental model of software, this falls under the category of utility; similar to screencasting software. Tying this to a subscription model, I believe, will be very difficult.

Utilities like this are used to create information that is useful for a very long time. By committing to $15/month at a minimum, you're asking for $180 a year to host a very small set of data, which I can't ever take with me. I think there are other pricing models that would allow you to capture revenue in the utility software market, as well as serve customers who are interested in a bundled solution.

iShowYouHD is a good example. Under their model, I buy their software for a fixed price ($30-$60 depending on version), which I'm happy to pay, because it's great software. In general, I think Mac users are happy to pay for good software, but I digress. Once I've purchased the software, I can record my screen and share the video by exporting it, or automatically uploading to social media video sites like YouTube. The key is, they also provide a "One-click-publishing" option, which I can pay for by purchasing credits. From their pricing page:


Hosting credits

In order to use the service, you must purchase hosting credits. Hosting credits are consumed in two ways:

1. Storage " You are charged for the amount of data you store per month (on average, calculated daily) at a rate of 24 hosting credits per GB of data stored. e.g: If you store 10GB of data (on average) for one month, you'll be charged 240 hosting credits.

2. Transfer " Hosting credits are consumed at a rate of 24 credits per GB of transfer. So if use 5GB of data viewing videos, you'll be charged 12 hosting credits.

Lets say you upload a video 50MB in length. It turns out to be super popular and you have 50 views per day for a couple of weeks. That's a total of ~ 3.5GB of transfer, or 8.4 hosting credits. In dollar terms that's just 0.35c (USD). Pretty cheap eh?


Storage + transfer. That's pricing that fits the product. Obviously, Shinywhitebox sees this feature as a value add for their core product, not a revenue center, but I think you could be a little more aggressive with your credit pricing, turn a profit, and still satisfy customers' need for value.

I would happily pay $20 (maybe even $30-$50 depending on features) for an app like yours, but I'd want the ability to use it without a subscription for a couple of reasons:

* An app like this is frequently used to create a knowledge store; knowledge stores have a tendency to persist for a long time, so marrying my knowledge to a single vendor at what I would consider to be a high price significantly diminishes my perception of value

* Knowledge documents are frequently tied to other products; there is a good chance that I would want to integrate the content created in this app in to an existing website for my own product, rather than having it hosted at a third-party URL

At a very basic level, if the app were able to export HTML and PDF without a subscription, I'd value it at around $15.

With the ability to publish a "project" to a collection of HTML files with some preset/customizable fonts & colors, and I'm feeling more comfortable at the $20 price point.

Create a "Pro" version, that gives me the ability to export single pages or projects/collections using a documented templating system, as well as "raw data" export in JSON with an "assets" folder, and I'm on-board for $40.

Tie in your hosting service at every price point so that I can buy credits similar to iShowU HD, and can "publish" with a single click, and you'll see money from me on a monthly basis as well; just not $15 month :)

dmpatierno 18 hours ago 1 reply      
It looks nice. I can easily see how useful it is. Seeing the sample page was much more informative to me than your landing page though. I would try to integrate the two and show off more of your product on the front page.

Why do you require the Mac app? You should offer both read+write access on the web, with the client app just being an optional bonus. Eliminating that requirement would solve a huge chunk of your marketing problems and open the tool up to many more users.

Nice name change, by the way. :P

Ask HN: How do you deal with stress, panic attacks, and that evil voice?
11 points by diminium  1 day ago   8 comments top 8
fistfulofparens 4 minutes ago 0 replies      
Don't forget to maintain your physical fitness level. Doing something till total physical exhaustion (like weight-lifting) combined with tranquil sauna sessions always help me through these down moments.
ZeroGravitas 1 day ago 0 replies      
These are all typical symptoms of anxiety.

There's a bunch of physical approaches to reduce anxiety, better sleep, more exercise, eating better, less caffeine, less alcohol, applied relaxation or the relaxation response (two non-spiritual versions of meditation), yoga, gardening, any physical hobbies.

I'd recommend reading some books on anxiety, particularly the science-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) stuff, as often people's panic attacks and the avoidance they cause are literally because people are frightened of fear itself, and the way it makes them feel, and so understanding the basic chemical responses that your body undergoes can be handy. E.g. no-one has ever actually gone crazy or had a stroke or a heart-attack as a result of a panic attack. It's hard to convince yourself of this during one but having that knowledge at the back of your mind helps to prevent you worrying about that outcome and escalating things. Try "When Panic Attacks" by Dr David Burns or some of his other books for some sensible advice on this topic.

The CBT stuff is based on logically addressing irrational thought processes like "I never succeed at anything" and facing up to stressful things so that you'll not fear them similar to the rejection therapy stuff that was popular here a few months back.

SSRI's are popular drug treatments with much reduced side-effects and addictiveness compared with previous tranquilizer type drugs, but they'll still only mask the problem, not cure it like CBT can. Handy if you need the help to get started with CBT or just cope at all, but not necessary for most people and they do have side-effects and risks worth reading up on before taking them. Beta-blockers are a low-risk medication (taken by many people every day of their life for a variety of physical ailments) for controlling the physical responses to anxiety, though it sounds like your suffering more from the mental side (though of course they feed into each other in a vicious circle) but I don't think they're officially prescribed for anxiety in the U.S. so you may have to find a doctor willing to prescribe "off-label" if you think that they'll help.

latch 1 day ago 0 replies      
You've given us very little context. Are you bootstrapping? Are you an employee in a large company? Is your concern over specific projects? Or your place in this profession in general?

Maybe you should just step back and try to enjoy life more. Work out every day, learn to cook, take a trip, read more.

Maybe you should seek professional help. Or speak to your friends and family about it.

RealGeek 1 day ago 0 replies      
This usually happens when you are working on something for long time and have achieved little or no success so far.

Achieving some successful results can bring a lot of motivation and positivity in your life.

Try to set smaller achievable goals/milestones, and step up from there.

From how long have you been bootstrapping?

rlawson 1 day ago 0 replies      
Go see a good counselor. You may get better just with talk therapy or you may need some anti-anxiety meds. Either way a counselor will help you coordinate your options. I have noticed that programmers (myself included) tend to be an anxious and high strung bunch. There is no shame in something like this happening but take my advice and don't try to deal with it all yourself. Good luck !
Mz 22 hours ago 0 replies      
My two biggest/best calming tactics:

A) A good sounding board to hash things out with.

B) Work on resolving (or at least addressing) whatever problem is inspiring the feeling of Doom.

veyron 1 day ago 0 replies      
Idle hands are the devil's tools and an idle mind is the devil's workshop.

That feeling is healthy :) By healthy, I mean that at least you aren't suffering from overconfidence. I've been having that feeling for months, and I cope by trying to occupy all of my time. HN helps :)

ramblerman 1 day ago 0 replies      
meditate. It's a great way to bring some peace up there :P
Ask HN: How to author animation like today's Google Doodle?
6 points by portman  2 days ago   4 comments top 4
briansage 1 day ago 0 replies      
Here's code to re-animate the exact dancing Google doodle: http://www.acumenholdings.com/blog/?p=64

However, I've been looking for software to do the same thing, and I haven't seen anything that takes all the pain out of mapping all the image coordinates.

maxbrown 2 days ago 0 replies      
My guess is that this was done mostly by hand during Google 20% time. That said, I know there are a number of javascript/jQuery animation frameworks (http://bit.ly/FpVAM
fractallyte 2 days ago 0 replies      
One could use animation software like TVPaint (http://www.tvpaint.com/v2/content/article/home/), or any number of other high-end packages.

Then there's the legendary, zephr-like LivingCels, a revolutionary vector animation package that was briefly available as a free beta download - then Microsoft bought the company (Creature House) and it vanished forever...

dailygrind 2 days ago 0 replies      
it might be some swfsheet (http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=2948) type of software. Having that sprite (what a design!!!), you can animate it with jquery easily...
Ask HN: Best Ideas or Links for SSH User/Key Management for Groups?
5 points by jqueryin  11 hours ago   6 comments top 6
Duff 11 hours ago 0 replies      
To avoid the inevitable errors that turn into security problems, you need to either use a network-based authentication mechanism or limit ingress into the network to a single point to reduce the number of things that you need to touch.
JoachimSchipper 10 hours ago 0 replies      
'AllowGroups ssh-users' locks out anyone not in the group ssh-users (notably, including any test accounts you may have misconfigured). You'll have to do something with the account anyway, so...

There are various ways of central access control (modern SSH has certificates; Kerberos works too), which may also help here. But that's probably overkill for your issue.

nodata 10 hours ago 0 replies      
If your public keys are properly named in the authorized_hosts file, then you would just use sed to remove the relevant keys.

If you don't want to do that, any centralised user management system would allow removal of the user from the allowed ssh group, and adding a VPN layer is good too.

jqueryin 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I've also got to quickly add that there's often scenarios where we have SSH access to client machines that are entirely out of our control. We might have limited access (i.e. no sudo/su). This scenario is the more difficult of the bunch for me to wrap my head around resolving.
ichverstehe 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Use a VPN. Make that the only point of entry, and whenever somebody departs, you only have to revoke access to the VPN. Here's a decent OpenVPN guide: http://code.mixpanel.com/openvpn-in-the-rackspace-cloud/
Ask HN: Are freelancer sites (e.g. Odesk, Elance) useless?
106 points by fatpanda  1 day ago   65 comments top 21
jasonkester 1 day ago 1 reply      
As a rule, you can toss every response you get in the first hour. As you've noticed, there are tons on people on those sites who send out the same canned proposal to every single listing. That level of attention is a good indicator of how the rest of your project will go if you're foolish enough to take one of them on.

Wait a few days. If you've written a good project description (and if you're a bit lucky), you'll start to see a few qualified proposals trickle in.

This is the main problem with freelancing sites. The race to the bottom finished years ago, and the result is that there are simply no good developers or designers left there. It's actually an opportunity waiting for talented newcomers, since a single person showing up and acting professionally would get the job described by this poster (and everybody else who goes there seriously looking to build something).

I took the time to write up my experiences with these freelance sites a few years back:


pixeloution 1 day ago 1 reply      
From the other side of the fence, I can tell you its extremely difficult to find reasonable clients as a programmer on one of these sites. The expectations are almost always unreasonable, and the rates clients are willing to pay are very low.

When I had started using various sites of this type, my intention was to take projects at below my normal rate to fill in "dead time" -- I'd decided I could settle for $25 an hour. This number proved virtually impossible to meet except for the rare client who needed something immediately and was willing to pay $50-$75 to have something fixed.

The end result? I think competent programmers are driven away from these sites because the financial rewards are simply not worth it. I found getting projects at $20/hour a challenge, and $15/hour typical. To put that in perspective I was charging my more typical clients $50/hour at the time.

jeremydavid 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have had quite a bit of success using these services.

Here are a few of my tips:

1. As jasonkester said, wait at least a week before you start looking at proposals and making your decision. You get a lot of crap in the first few days, and you want to give the "good" people enough time to find and read it.

2. Be really clear and specific with your RFP. Go in into as much detail as possible, and look for responses that indicate that they have read it. Also, make sure you use a descriptive headline. You're competing with quite a few people, so you want your project to stand out.

3. Ask a few specific questions in your description. This is not only a great way to start to grasp their domain knowledge, but you also can filter out people who haven't read it (similar to #2).

4. When you have narrowed down your selection to 3 or 4, send them an even more detailed description of your project and arrange a Skype call. It's easy to be deceptive via email, but if you have someone on the phone you can quickly gauge how competent they are on the fly. Treat it like a real phone interview for a job you've had in the past, except you are the interviewer.

Good luck!

ruby_dancer 1 day ago 1 reply      
I have the opposite problem. I'm a former mobile game engineer at an RoR shop, and decided to go the freelance route, recently. However, I have no idea where to start.

I initially went to the sites listed above, but eh...every job had hundreds of bids offering absurd rates (no, you are not going to build a Facebook clone for $200 dollars in 10 days).

Anyone have any tips on how to find clients who understand the market and are willing to pay for quality work?

Vitaly 1 day ago 3 replies      
The good ones stay away from this kind of sites. The only chance is to catch someone good and promising before he gets buried under piles of works, raises the prices and no longer needs those sites ;)
andybak 1 day ago 2 replies      
I'm currently working with an excellent Django developer (in China) and a top-notch designer/front-end dev (in Serbia). Found them both through oDesk.

Apply a bit of filtering. One trick I use is asking a simple domain-knowledge type question in the posting. Ignore everyone who doesn't read it properly or doesn't bother answering. That will instantly cut a lot of the crud out.

drtse4 1 day ago 1 reply      
If you are searching for a designer, the sites listed above are not the right places, i'd try with 99designs.com or manually searching a designer from dribbble.com.

If you decide to go the 99design way (easier maybe) read this: http://blog.trisse.com/2011/05/09/how-to-make-the-most-of-yo...

RealGeek 1 day ago 1 reply      
I have been on both sides of these freelance sites. I freelanced through them when I was in school.

Now I occasionally outsource some of our work through these websites. Following are the tips that usually work for me:

- Freelance Outsourcing works best for smaller projects with a clear scope. Examples: web design, PSD to XHTML, WordPress / CMS themes etc. It works best in this use case because a lot of people have such requirements. Freelancers are well versed with it, and they have usually worked on at least one similar project.

- Find the designers / developers who have worked on a project similar like yours. There are freelancers who are expert at a particular stack / technology / framework. Example: Wordpress, Django, Code Igniter, iOS experts. They don't apply at every listing unlike most freelancers. Once you shortlist them, invite them to apply for your listing and review their past work.

pier0 1 day ago 0 replies      
In average the response you'll receive on free lance marketplaces will always be disappointing, but if the project is not too complicate, you can always find someone good enough to do it.

One option is to invite coders to bid on your project by looking at their past experiences and find some that may relate to the type of project you have.

Other than that, and I know I've said this before, the best coders on free lance sites are those that ask questions relevant to your project description.

While you can safely discard all those that submit generic bids with links to their portfolios without any type of comment about the project they are bidding on, those that ask questions are the ones you want to work with.

3pt14159 1 day ago 0 replies      
The best way to use these sites is to find the one developer on there that is actually competent and then make a closed project that speaks directly to that provider. Sure you will pay $25 to $60 per hour, but you will get damn good service and quality. The rest of it is a crap shoot.
martinshen 1 day ago 1 reply      
As someone who had posted jobs on oDesk, I have to say that even the low skilled jobs (data entry) are poorly done. I've also posted some higher skilled jobs like basic stuff based on Zend and it too was a disappointment. I've now learned my lesson on higher skilled jobs (design and dev) going after HTML chop shops, 99designs or real designers with websites.

I'm still looking for somewhere for cheap mechanical labor (basic writing gigs, data entry etc). Anyone have any suggestions?

aymeric 20 hours ago 0 replies      
As a rule of thumb, if you are looking for a developer on these websites, focus your search on eastern europeans and skip the indians and pakistanis.

Of course there are good indians, but more often than not, you would be wasting your time.

gohat 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've found some good designer/developers through freelance sites like Guru and Elance and even Craigslist.

My trick, if it is one, is to put a human face on my postings. I share a little about who I am, a young entrepreneur trying to do something cool.

This usually helps get 1 or 2 posts that are by someone whose a good match and it usually goes well from there.

pingou 1 day ago 2 replies      
I've just signed up on odesk as a freelance programmer.
Do you think it will scare people away if I say that my English skill is 3 stars out of 5 ?
I'm afraid people aren't willing to work with guys who are not fluent in English...
By the way, does anyone know if there are Europeans posting jobs on odesk ?
Brewer 1 day ago 1 reply      
Reading the comments here is actually somewhat interesting. I've considered doing a bit of freelancing for some extra cash (I'm in college now) but I always assumed that the people on these sites were pros and that I wouldn't stand a chance.

Maybe I'll have to give freelancing another thought!

jorkos 1 day ago 0 replies      
In short, yes I have found good designers. One of the keys is to give 4 or 5 of the best applicants a small test project before moving forward
atlantic 1 day ago 1 reply      
I work on oDesk as an ASP.NET developer. I never apply to any jobs. The more experienced employers don't usually post their projects publicly; they create private projects, and then send out invitations encouraging selected individuals to apply. That way they avoid receiving low-quality responses.
kmander 1 day ago 1 reply      
I've outsourced a ton, spending >$5k over the past 8-years or so. I've written a little about how best to outsource through these platforms: http://www.keithmander.com/?p=243
desaiguddu 17 hours ago 0 replies      
'handy guide provided by Derek Sivers on how to write up a good "help wanted" ad.'
Can you suggest a link , where I can find the ad you are referring ! thanks
asymmetric 1 day ago 0 replies      
the recently launched http://codeyouridea.com looks like an interesting take on the problem. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2540909
Ask HN: Anyone using Python 3 in production? (2011 Edition)
29 points by SandB0x  1 day ago   9 comments top 5
kwantam 1 day ago 2 replies      
If you're not using anyone P3k-incompatible libraries, and if you don't anticipate doing so in the future, and if you think you need something that is offered in 3.x that 2.7 doesn't offer, then it seems reasonable to go with 3.x.

For example, the 3.2+ GIL is far improved (and will not be backported, according to the bug tracker), so if you're using threads in Python, that's a good reason to go that way.

My impression is that most people can't really say with certainty that they'll never want to use an incompatible library in the future, so they'll stick with 2.7.x.

I just started a new project, went through this decision tree, and ended up at 2.7.

Game theory probably has something to say about the individual decision to defect (stay with 2.7 because it's more work to use 3.x) versus the public good that would come of using 3.x (i.e., more people use it, so library writers have more reason to support it, so more people can use it because it's better supported). Perhaps someone with more knowledge in this area can lend some insight into rearranging the incentives to make 3.x happen faster, too.

dgallagher 1 day ago 0 replies      
The only thing that's keeping me from switching is Django (currently 1.3), which is on Python 2.5-2.7. It might be some time before they migrate to Python 3.

Alex Gaynor mentioned that he'd like to work on porting Django to Python 3 this summer, noting that an end-of-summer port is not an official position of the Django developers (2nd link):



I don't believe Django has officially announced when they will move to Python 3, or what version of Django that'll occur with. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Currently though, I'm not sure if Django "needs" Python 3 all that badly. Eventually yes, but not necessarily right now; Python 2 is still quite popular.

jnoller 1 day ago 0 replies      
This still applies: http://wiki.python.org/moin/Python2orPython3

Same story: Porting is proceeding as planned, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, etc are all coming. Django is coming, etc.

hartror 22 hours ago 0 replies      
We're like a bunch of penguins crowded at the edge of the ice waiting to see if the first few to dive in get eaten by a sea lion or not.

I for one am happy on my 2.7 perch as while I would love to get my teeth suck into 3.x I have to choose the productivity of full library support over engineering joy.

lvh 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I regularly test my code that doesn't have 2.x-specific dependencies using tox+2to3, a great tool written by Holger Krekel that lets me test code in a wide variety of contexts.

Everything I run in production is 2.x.

Two specific comments to things said in the thread:

1) NewGIL is an improvement, but it really optimizes a situation you probably shouldn't have been in, given gevent/twisted/eventlet, or hell, even Tornado. If you're doing a bunch of _computation_ in threads, they are only affected in a very small way. If you're doing IO, it can have a very noticeable effect on some workloads. However, if you've followed any of my previous rants on why you should avoid threads as an IO primitive, you'll notice that performance and the GIL are but a footnote. I don't mean to downplay NewGIL, it's an interesting piece of software engineering. Just please don't see it as the panacea that magically fixed threads, because it isn't.

2) In the opening slide: "do this if completely new" translates to me as "don't do this". You're already using Python, which is a massive layer of abstraction in so many ways. Everyone using Python appreciates this as mostly a good thing, I would assume. So yes -- if no 2.x-only libraries exist that make your life easier and/or you're not willing to spend time porting them, go for it. I have just never found that to be true.

Ask HN: Which project idea should I pursue?
17 points by lupatus  23 hours ago   25 comments top 16
callmeed 22 hours ago 1 reply      
C) especially if you can do it as an iPad app or at least iPad friendly HTML site.

Have "daily features" and my kids would be going there a lot.

I'd open my wallet for that.

jules 21 hours ago 3 replies      
Everyone here seems to pick C, which is the one that I am least enthusiastic about. I'm not convinced that the dangers of a kid browsing the internet are significant. Though of course what matters is what parents of these kids think. Still aren't there enough internet for kids filters already?

Make something more unique, like a quiz where the kids have to find the answers on Wikipedia. Or custom made videos a la sixty symbols or kahn academy that explain something. Or a site like reddit for kids for sharing "hey this is cool!"-stuff. Or a community site where kids can work and discuss projects they're working on. As a kid I'd have loved a site for discussing and sharing experience with other kids how to make the best water rocket, making a water electrolysis apparatus, making trebuchets, making websites, fun chemistry experiments etc.

B seems like a good idea to me, though I wonder how many competitors already exist. A simple tool where multiple people can create a tree of tasks and indicate that they are working on a certain task and set expected time of completion would be useful to me. Though for me personally the collaboration aspect wouldn't be so useful, more useful would be something tailored to freelancers: a website that published certain parts of the task tree password protected to help show clients what you're working on and what progress you're making. Of course you're in an incredibly crowded space here.

rmason 22 hours ago 0 replies      
A. Interesting idea but how would you make money? Advertising inside an app that carries advertising itself doesn't sound viable. If you charge for subscriptions how do you compete when Skype comes bundled into Windows?

B. I've looked hard at that space. Software isn't going to suddenly make managers become telecommuting friendly. I thought the market would eventually make it happen but that doesn't seem to be the case. There's a pretty large differential in coders wages between the Valley and the Midwest but you don't see companies embracing telecommuting in large numbers.

C. This is the best idea in my opinion. There are multiple revenue options but you've got answer how you will distribute it? I would also consider seriously marketing to the school at home market. It's a sizeable niche that you could target inexpensively and once you're successful you can build out from that beachhead.

systemtrigger 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Facebook already has video voicemail. Half the time it breaks during a recording and you have to start your message over again. If you can program better than the Facebook team, success! Even if you build a worse product a lot of people might nevertheless try it, and there's your ad opportunity.

The project collaboration management space is pretty crowded. If you go down that road, differentiate. Own a segment. The work of a telecommuter is identical in most ways to the work of a commuter. Go niche or don't play.

Parents can't buy enough toys and crap for their kids. Make something that will truly engage kids. Your idea of filtering public domain search results has limited financial potential. Make a game. People pay for games, no one pays for search.

lupatus 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Thanks for the responses everyone!

So far, Project C is the winner. Frankly, I am surprised about the positive responses to it. I was hypothesizing that A would get the best response. So, I am a bit surprised. But, pleasantly surprised nonetheless. :)

Now, I am going to start sketching out details about just what Project C would be and how it would work. I'll let HN know when I have something to review.

Thanks again everyone!

noarchy 22 hours ago 0 replies      
I'd say A, though I wouldn't be surprised if Facebook were working on something similar as we speak.

B meanwhile, just bothers me (I wouldn't want to work under such circumstances), but perhaps there is a market for such a thing. If I'm not mistaken, ODesk has a similar, Big Brothery package of their own....check what theirs does, and see if you can improve it.

I can't comment much on C, so I won't.

petervandijck 23 hours ago 0 replies      

An app that increases monitoring by managers isn't going to make anyone happy, and kid-friendly apps are pretty hard (because their users grow out of them so fast).

toksogun 7 hours ago 1 reply      
A. Skype and Facebook are close on that and you would be on Facebook's platform.

B. Has good promise. Workers wouldn't like it but it may put managers as ease.

C. Has good promise. You could make it into an app and focus on some niche content.

Mz 22 hours ago 0 replies      
No suggestion as to which to go with, but if you go with C, drop me a line when you have an MVP and I will promote it a little. (I still belong to some homeschooling lists.)
arctangent 23 hours ago 1 reply      
Assuming you have equal passion for each of the ideas, I think you should choose the one which you feel:

- has the biggest possible market
- has the lowest costs (e.g. maintenance, support, marketing)
- is easiest/quickest to implement

abcd_f 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Not (B), the space is already over-saturated. Every second designer on Dribbble appears to be working on some sort of online collaboration / team management / invoicing something for telecommuters.
Serene 23 hours ago 0 replies      
I think the kids/young parents market is underserved, I'd pick C
aymeric 20 hours ago 0 replies      
A: You can integrate tokbox for that.

B: What is the difference between your idea and a classic online project management solution?

C: Buy your kid an ipad :)

My vote: start with A.

teyc 21 hours ago 0 replies      
A) Pros - viral, Cons - monetization, fickle hardware/drivers/bandwidth

B) Pros - enterprise space, Cons - enterprise space

C) Pros - Would run well on tablets, a growth market. Cons - You are trying to build a search engine.

13rules 21 hours ago 0 replies      
B is awful idea ... A and C are great. I would go for C - parents will spent money for an app for their kids without even thinking about it. And with A you might be going up against something that FB is going to release in the future which will just crush your business.
calebamsden 22 hours ago 0 replies      
I think a) is the most unique - there are already quite a few companies going after b) (FengOffice, Zoho Project, etc), and c) seems like it would be more difficult to monetize. It also might be easier to develop and market a Facebook App, depending on your skill-set.
Ask HN: Would you use an NFC PaaS (easy solution for real world analytics)?
17 points by auston  1 day ago   16 comments top 6
brianbreslin 1 day ago 2 replies      
so what are the device requirements for the end consumer (me) and then for your consumer (store/merchant)? If I get something like a keychain tag (like cvs, etc) whats the explicit advantage of this over barcode/scan ?
rokhayakebe 1 day ago 0 replies      
I do not know much about NFC, but I would flip the model. Consumers first, developers later.

You should build a simple app around it and distribute the cards for free to consumers. Once you have it in their hands, open the platform and let developers build apps which connect to YOUR cards. Maybe consumers can go to your website and add apps to their cards. Another benefit would be that each consumer will just have one card, but they can hook up 100 apps.

phaylon 1 day ago 2 replies      
I was under the impression that NFC is for very small ranges. Wikipedia[1] says less than 0.2 meters. Is this correct or are there different kinds of NFC?

[1] https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Near_Field_Co...

Edit: Forgot footnote.

ericb 1 day ago 1 reply      
What is the practical range for RFID?
mikegreenberg 1 day ago 1 reply      
How are you going to make custom RFID devices/objects available to a developer? (Assume a unique use case which requires custom RFID + Object development.)
TAGMentor 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm curious how you'd lower the friction in the process... meaning, what's the best way to get a consumer to opt-in to receiving an email (per example #1) with this tech. Do you have an app that serves as an explicit opt-in a la ShopKick?
Ask HN: Any advantages of Facebook canvas app vs standalone websites?
8 points by parth16  1 day ago   3 comments top 3
ignifero 8 hours ago 0 replies      
- Canvas apps can be bookmarked (i think they're bookmarked by default), which means your users will easily find them

- Facebook can ban your domain for spam at any time, and then go figure. We had a simple redirect from our registered domain to our canvas facebook game, and somehow facebook considers it spam for months now.

- Users like the cozy environment of the facebook canvas around them, they find notifications instantly, chat etc.

- Consider this: Zynga launched farmville.com , but it didn't get traction so for their next game Cityville, they did not launch cityville.com

I believe there is a significant advantage to stay on the canvas. That means though that your app must give them 30% of your virtual currency revenues, and you can only use their approved advertisers. However, you can go via the third route, create a landing page for your external website in the facebook canvas, so you at least get the bookmark link.

mikeknoop 14 hours ago 0 replies      
The biggest one is better conversion on the landing page, users are more likely to install your application since they're "on Facebook" than if they get redirected to a third-party website.
twi16 4 hours ago 0 replies      
If your application relies typically on user's facebook data like pictures, friends etc, it makes more sense to have it inside the FB canvas. Also, your app is likely to pickup more traction when it is inside FB. You can focus on the development rather than worrying about how to get advertisers in. Once it is viral you can probably put up a link to the stand alone website inside the canvas.
Ask HN: Anyone participating in the Heritage Healthcare Prize?
3 points by rglullis  21 hours ago   1 comment top
DrJ 16 hours ago 0 replies      
I am, mostly because this is a great dataset to play around with for free.
Ask HN: What are my options for building cross-platform desktop apps with V8?
4 points by nicksergeant  1 day ago   4 comments top 2
dstein 1 day ago 1 reply      


I have no personal experience with either. It would be rather bleeding edge on both ends to use either of these to interface with nodejs for a desktop application. And then once you realize the complexities you might wonder why bother making it a desktop application at all.

_delirium 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you don't need native widgets, one possible angle is to use the v8-gl OpenGL bindings, and an OpenGL widget toolkit. No activity on v8-gl in over a year though, so it may have bit-rotted (I haven't had an occasion to try it): https://github.com/philogb/v8-gl/

SDL bindings for v8 would be another way to get from v8 to a cross-platform graphics environment with a reasonable set of widget libraries, but it doesn't look like there's any available v8-sdl binding.

Ask HN: Specifically, how did you get your first 100 (B2B) paid customers?
21 points by marcamillion  1 day ago   24 comments top 9
paulsingh 1 day ago 1 reply      
I've built a few niche products and managed to try enough stuff to get some decent traction with two of them: notarycrm.com and mailfinch.com

tl;dr - if you're selling B2B, you're not going to get anywhere unless you can reasonably convince someone that you'll save them time, money or (ideally) both.

In general, I spent a lot of time cold calling the first users and gave away the product. There was a lot of back-and-forth about what sucked, what I had recently fixed, etc.

In both cases, the first users helped me understand quite a bit about how I was going to have to scale the sales operations... for example:

With MailFinch, one of my original assumptions was that real estate agents would want to use it to send out all the weekly flyers that they usually send out. So, I first asked all of my friends in the DC area to send me their local newspapers -- I spent a weekend circling all of the real estate ads that were larger than 1/2" (if they're advertising in the newspaper, you can reasonably assume they have money and have some understanding of marketing). I then cold-called the hell out of these people and learned two things:

1. I was right -- they send an average of ~100 flyers each week.
2. They would usually hand me off to their assistant (!!!)

That second item was important -- I didn't need to sell to the agent directly, I needed to call their office and talk to the assistant or office manager instead. I talk about this in detail in my Mixergy interview last year (which is now behind a paywall): http://mixergy.com/mailfinch-paul-singh-interview/

With NotaryCRM, I actually convinced one notary (my mom) to start using it for her side work. Then got my wife to use it. Then one local notary that I cold called. From there, I learned pretty quick that notaries talk... a lot. If I had a bug, everyone started bitching simultaneously. As the product got better/prettier/more useful, everyone started loving it simultaneously.

The big breakthrough was realizing that there are two good channels to reach this market:

1. Cold call the notaries (there are huge directories for this now) and convince them to signup for a free account -- this is generally hard, but I did a lot of it early on.
1a. Make sure you ask for referrals on each call, email, meeting, whatever -- "do you know any other notaries that might find this useful?" Notaries are regular people. And regular people want to seem "in the know" with their friends. If they loved NotaryCRM and referred it to their friends, they generally looked good. Totally serious about this. :)
2. SEO works... especially in niches like this. Checkout notarycrm.com and click on the "Find a Notary" link. I could probably write a huge blogpost about this but the gist is that notaries are searching for their own name -- all the damn time. It also helps that they usually suck at SEO... so it didn't take long for me to put together a directory that came up at the top of the SERPs for their own name. Once they click through, there is a big call to action that says "claim this account" if they haven't already. Again, lots more I can say about this but it might be offtopic from your original question.

So... I hope that helps. :)

neworbit 1 day ago 1 reply      
Hundred, hell, I got four. (Not four hundred, four, trust me it's plenty - we sell Big Solutions Contracts.)

Start with your current connections.

Attend the conferences of the industry you're in. Ideally, present/speak at them.

Blog about solutions for your industry if you can do it without coming across as spammy.

Keep an eye out for articles/blogs/etc on problems that your offering solves. Follow up with people directly about that and/or post to the blogs saying "we do this and here's why we're great". (If you do this, absolutely do disclose that you're self promoting.)

Find someone with industry experience and/or a rolodex. Pay them a decent commission.

Find the right search terms to drive people to your site and make sure you have a clear description of the problem the customer is facing, with simple glossy answers for how you can help them fix it.

ddemchuk 17 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm not at 100 users yet as I have just "launched", but I can guarantee I'll hit 100 users within the next 30 days because I am EXTREMELY active on a very popular internet forum that is directly interested in what I'm building. I'm currently individually referring users but will be launching publicly on Monday on that site, and it will be the channel I will build my business from.

A lot of equity can emerge from giving people a lot of free help and advice on forums. If there exists one that applies to your niche, go help people as much as you can, and you'll start off with a captive audience when you launch

triviatise 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Here are some concrete things:
Identify companies you want to talk to
Get someone cheap on odesk to do the research to get you names and contact info for the people
Send out an intro email and start calling (use a message re advice)
call at least 6 times

Alternately, have them use your linked in to find contacts

ActVen 1 day ago 1 reply      
Try contacting your local American Marketing Association(or Advertising Federation) group. They are always looking for speakers and sponsors. You could speak about the issue at hand if you are able to do it without making it into a sales pitch. They also typically are looking for companies to sponsor a luncheon for a fairly small fee. Then, you get a chance to speak with some of them after the meeting.

You could also provide a few free subscriptions to the the service to marketing journalists and just ask them to take a look at the product for you. Don't ask them to write an article about it. If they see the use they may mention it in their publication.

Do you have a referral program for current customers? Something like earning a discount if they get others to sign up. This can put a viral component in your product that can help it grow.

triviatise 1 day ago 0 replies      
No one likes to be sold to, no one likes to introduce their friends to someone who will sell to them. Instead, tell your friends that you have this startup and really want some advice from experts in the field. People are much more willing to meet to give advice.
strebel 1 day ago 1 reply      
With page.ly, our first 100 customers came through my network on twitter. I think I had about 1300 followers at the time but probably 250 or so people I had some sort of relationship with beyond just twitter.

A tweeted a bit leading up to launch sharing screenshots and such of what we were working on, announced we were live on twitter and got a handful of customers within minutes.

The first 100 are the hardest, but leveraging your existing network is an easy way to go about it.

ngsayjoe 1 day ago 0 replies      
My partner was the sales guy and he cold called all the real estate agents from an established competitor, and met them up each to close each deal.
zippykid 1 day ago 1 reply      
First.. If you don't have special insight into the industry, how do you know that they have a problem, and how do you know your solution solves the problem that needs solving the most?

Otherwise new orbit's suggestions are very good

Ask HN: How do you define an early adopter?
4 points by nickfrost  1 day ago   2 comments top 2
dwwoelfel 1 day ago 0 replies      
There's actually a really good book on this: Diffusion of Innovations by Rogers, http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0743222091/

The book places adopters into 5 categories, innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards.

The innovators are the few that have the means and risk-tolerance to constantly try out new ideas. The book estimates that about 2.5% of the adopters fall into this category.

The early adopters are the next to adopt. They kind of serve as liaisons between the innovators and the rest of the world. The book estimates them at 13.5% of adopters.

The early majority are the people that pay attention to what the early adopters are doing. They make up about 34%.

The other two categories are uninteresting.

To illustrate, HN would be the innovators, Lifehacker the early adopters, and Lifehacker's audience would be the early majority.

There are various characteristics of early vs. late adopters. Most of them are as you would expect. Early adopters have more education, higher social status, more empathy, less dogmatism, more optimism, more social connections, etc.

I highly recommend the book. It's aimed towards sociologists, but I didn't have too much trouble, and I'm certainly not sociologically inclined.

benologist 1 day ago 0 replies      
A person whose itch you are scratching that doesn't mind all the rough edges and missing features.
Ask HN: Is there software for building software?
13 points by lss456  1 day ago   27 comments top 12
hugs 1 day ago 1 reply      
HyperCard was the gold standard for this kind of thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard#Applications
ordinaryman 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I am working on such an app over Google App Engine, iFreeTools Creator : http://creator.ifreetools.com

Requires nothing more than a Google/Google-Apps user account to get going.

You can define Entities ("table"/"sheets") and Attributes ("columns"/"fields") to get working with your database app within a few minutes.

Integrates with Google Contacts (import/upload), Google Docs (attach docs to database records), Google Maps (mark and search for records based on geographic location). Google Calendar (export events/tasks-like data) and email integration are coming up later.

The web-app can be mapped to your own domain like http://app.yourdomain.com (using Google Apps).

Other features include :

  - Authorization Profiles for fine grain access control up to field level.
- Custom Views to filter data matching your criteria.
- Custom Actions for single click edits.
- Automated Audit of all write operations
- Bulk Export & Import of data as CSV files.
- Support for drop-down choices,
look-up fields (references) and
image fields (with auto thumbnails for list view)
..and more.

Hope you like it. Feedback welcome.

smhinsey 1 day ago 0 replies      
The closest thing I've heard of recently would probably be VisualStudio LightSwitch. I've never used it and am pretty skeptical about this sort of thing in general from experience with MDA tools in the past, but it's probably worth a look.


spitfire 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Apple/NeXT used to have enterprise object framework.
There's a video of steve jobs building a fairly complex DB app without a single line of code, including joins.

We still have nothing like it.

See about 25 minutes in.

collint 1 day ago 1 reply      
What kind of applications do you want to be able to build with such a tool?
taphangum 1 day ago 0 replies      
I know Jason from the TechZing Podcast is making a "Do it yourself" app platform. Might be worth signing up here: http://appignite.com
bediger 1 day ago 0 replies      
I believe the nature of software prevents such an application from existing. I would cite the complicated nature of all parser-generators as partial proof.

WYSIWYG HTML generators may be as close as it gets, and that doesn't end up creating much in the way of "code".

hboon 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Look at http://dabbledb.com/demo/#play (which is closed to signups and closing down soon) and it's direct competitors.
eccp 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Glom looks promising too: http://www.glom.org/
simonswords82 1 day ago 1 reply      
We're working on a framework we hope to expose to our customers for just this purpose. It'll be made up of modules you can add and a GUI for field/form customisation. A bit like Microsoft Access but web based, is that what you had in mind?
cdmcnamara 1 day ago 0 replies      
You can build Android apps using a drag and drop interface with Google's AppInventor.
kakuri 1 day ago 0 replies      
It is very easy to build a form and some views in Lotus Notes.

The result is armies of people not qualified to write programs starting creating Notes "crapplications". Now everyone hates Notes.

Show HN: Social Shopping
3 points by herval  1 day ago   3 comments top
pbreit 1 day ago 2 replies      
I am currently bearish on social shopping. Lots of people actually do not like to buy and sell from friends. And ultimately, you usually want as wide an audience as possible. However, I think Facebook and Twitter will continue to be important channels for gaining exposure and engaging with customers.

Regarding Novelo, the Facebook page is pretty much empty so I am not sure what the service does or how it works. I am unlikely to add the app without any information.

back at you on the plug: pricetack.com falling price marketplace

Ask HN: riak/luwak vs openstack swift for private S3 clone?
4 points by shedam  1 day ago   4 comments top 2
rzezeski 1 day ago 0 replies      
I know nothing about Switft so I'll keep my comments strictly related to Luwak.

Luwak preforms really well as a large object store...up to a point. I've personally seen latencies of < 4s when writing/reading a 700+MB CSV across 3 physical nodes (keep in mind, in the case of write, that doesn't mean all the data was strongly consistent yet...it's all async). Luwak has a really cool feature that also acts as a double edged sword -- it's a persistent data structure [1]. When you insert data it's chunked into blocks which are then keyed by their hash, i.e. a Merkle Tree [2]. If 2 (or more) blocks of data are the same only one instance will ever be created which acts as a general form of compression. The flip side of this is that you can't just willy nilly delete a file. You must perform garbage collection (via reference counting). Currently this is not implemented in the main line but I have a branch with a prototype implementation that uses Map-Reduce under the covers [3]. It scaled for me up to about 20+ GB of data and then I started hitting timeouts. I had plans to take this further but went a different direction for my purposes (which wouldn't relate to your problem at all so I'm not going to bother stating them).

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistent_data_structure

[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_tree

[3]: https://github.com/rzezeski/luwak/tree/delete2-1.0

notmyname 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm going to lean towards swift, but then again, I'm a core dev for swift and I haven't played with riak/luwak.

Swift is ideal for storing static content (backups, web resources, documents). It's designed to be very scalable (both with concurrency and with total storage space). And it's designed to work with commodity hardware (read: cheap), so it handles failures well (ensuring that data is replicated and safe from bit rot). Also, swift has basic S3 compatibility support.

Please let me know if you have other, more specific questions, and I'll try to answer to the best I can.

Ask HN: Who is Hiring? (May 2011)
316 points by whoishiring  12 days ago   discuss
jorgeortiz85 12 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY; San Francisco, CA

Foursquare - https://foursquare.com/jobs/

We're hiring mobile client developers (Android, Blackberry, or iPhone), server-side developers (both back-end and front-end), data scientists, and product managers. Most positions are for New York, but we're hiring server-side developers in San Francisco as well.

Foursquare is changing how people interact with physical space. We want to make cities easier to use, by connecting people to the things, places, and people around them. We've been innovating in the location-based space for two years now, and we're never short of ideas about amazing things we could build next. Our product roadmap is a mile long and we need your help to make it a reality.

Our server stack is Scala/Lift/MongoDB with jQuery/Less. Our mobile clients are Objective-C (iPhone) and Java (Android, Blackberry). Our data scientists use the standard suite of Hadoop tools.

We offer a competitive salary and equity options for all full-time employees.

Apply online - https://foursquare.com/jobs/

Questions - jorge@foursquare.com

magicseth 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA Intern, Full Time. http://bit.ly/mP3WAh

Bump (http://bu.mp) is looking to grow all of our teams! We are looking for backend server and ops wizards, as well as front end Android and iPhone people. We've also got some pretty fun HTMLn projects (for some values of n).

It is a great place to work with lots of camaraderie, hard work, and lots of fun including quad copters ski trips and some awesome hackathons.

The team is still small enough that you will have an opportunity to touch any area you find interesting, and you are guaranteed to have a big impact.

Join us!


jfarmer 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Hey HN!

I'm Jesse, one of the co-founders of Everlane, and we're hiring engineers.

Check out our website at http://www.everlane.com, and my personal blog at http://20bits.com

We're trying to re-imagine retail online and make it easy to find products that match your taste and style. Right now we're focused on mens fashion, but our ambitions are much larger.

pg did a good job of explaining the opportunity, here: http://ycombinator.com/rfs2.html

Here's a sample of some of the user feedback we get daily:

* I can't wait until you open a store.

* When are you going to start selling things? I want to spend all my money with you.

* It's like you entered my brain and turned it into a store.

* I want to buy all my husband's clothes from you -- please start selling!

We're well-funded by really awesome investors and need engineers who are interested in building the next big online retail destination.

Our current stack is Ruby, Rails, MySQL, and Heroku, but smart and hungry beats knowledge of specific languages.

If you're interested send me an email at jesse@everlane.com and mention this post. The most important thing is for you to be excited by the opportunity, so make it clear.

Bonus points for including a solution to this exercise in the language of your choice: http://static.everlane.com/everlane_exercise.pdf

randfish 12 days ago 3 replies      
Seattle, WA - SEOmoz is hiring primarily local positions, but may have some flexibility on remote, particularly for engineers.

Here are our 8 open positions currently - http://www.seomoz.org/blog/8-open-positions-at-seomoz and please note that for software engineers, we pay a $12,000 referral bonus to anyone who refers an engineer we hire as well as $12,000 as a signing bonus to the engineer. Details here - http://www.seomoz.org/refer-an-engineer

iandanforth 12 days ago 1 reply      
Redwood City

Numenta (http://www.numenta.com) is developing technology modeled on the neocortex. Get in on the ground floor of what, we think, is already groundbreaking machine intelligence.

Senior devs with a passion for stellar, simple, usable design wanted. Experience with Python would be great but if you bring a deep skillset in a web stack of your choice then our team is always open to new ideas!

Numenta is prepared to take on the world, and has the technology and experienced leadership to do it.

Apply here (resume-eng at numenta dot com) or contact me through info in my profile for questions.

P.S. Paid intern opportunities for the fall are open as well!

Other keywords for page searchers: AI, Machine learning, front-end

ivankirigin 12 days ago 3 replies      
Dropbox has many full-time engineering, design, and support positions open in SF http://dropbox.com/jobs

I help manage user growth there so I can tell you with pretty strong certainty there is no better opportunity. Dropbox has very few people but is running at a huge scale already.

decklin 12 days ago 0 replies      
Newton, MA - Full Time (also remote, see below)

Sonian provides a large-scale email archiving platform resold by several vendors you may have heard of. We run entirely on EC2, and Amazon was an investor in our Series B ($9M). We use Clojure for our backend, Rails for the frontend, and Chef to manage infrastructure (i work in the latter group). We are expanding, but the devs all know each other and we work in cross-functional teams whenever possible.

The development teams are mostly remote and use tmux/Skype to pair program. Our VP of E is looking for a Director of Development, however, and for this someone local is preferable. We're looking for someone with experience not just building reliable applications at scale but managing remote teams to do so. We have a longer formal posting ready, but it's not up yet so email me (decklin@red-bean.com) for more info.

Also, if you're a Chef expert or just an ops-and-dynamic-languages hacker who loves to learn new things, but not interested in management, please contact me too! Any location. I'd love to make the case for another devop on my team. A full posting for that is up at http://www.sonian.com/about/careers/development-operations-e....

Perks: get flown out to Boston twice a year (or if like me you're already here, Sushi Thursdays :-)), MacBook Pro or ThinkPad, good benefits.

For both positions, please contact jobs@sonian.net and let them know that I (Decklin Foster) referred you. Thanks!

ecaron 12 days ago 0 replies      
Minneapolis, MN - PHP Guru

LinkUp Job Search Engine is looking for a stellar PHP programmer to help with our growing pains. Email me at eric at linkup.com if you have questions, or read more & apply at http://linkup.jobs/?p=showJob&ID=1817.

But Eric, why is this explanation so brief? Well, because if you're reading HN and aren't a "it is fashionable to dislike PHP" person, you're already 50% of the candidate we want!

p_alexander 12 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA - Stanford University - Full Stack Software Engineer

Apply: http://bit.ly/hve1AT

We're looking for a junior/mid level software engineer with an ability to work on front and back end code. We have a Rails/Javascript UI that uses a RESTful service built with Java (Spring, Hibernate, RESTlet) as its datastore.

Our team runs as closely to a startup as you can in the academic environment. We're responsible for building BioPortal: http://bioportal.bioontology.org. This isn't one of those research projects that produces a ton of theory but nothing usable. We're responsible for a full production environment that gets tens of millions of hits a month and have a full team of developers, including proper managers and even some QA (this is huge in academia). The project is well-funded by the NIH and we're halfway through year one of a five year grant.

You'll have a huge say in how things get implemented. We're not scared to incorporate new tech and definitely appreciate what people have to bring to the table. You'll be encouraged to get things done with minimal supervision, but everyone on the team is excited about talking through problems as needed.

Stanford Pros:

* Competitive compensation. Stanford likes to hire the best and we know we're competing with Google, Facebook, and everyone else. Salaries are competitive, obviously no access to options, bonuses, or profit-sharing :)

* Awesome benefits. This makes up for the lack of compensation to me. We get three weeks of vacation plus sick time plus PTO plus holidays. There's a two-week closure every December. Amazing health plans,. Free Caltrain and VTA. Alternative transit compensation. Healthy living incentives. Access to classes, gyms, libraries, and anything else the Stanford community has to offer.

* The work is incredibly meaningful and not profit-driven. Nothing wrong with profit, but if you're interested in just jumping into challenging work without worrying about money it can be a benefit.

* You work with people who are the best in the world at what they do.

* Travel opportunities for conferences on occasion.

Questions: palexander@stanford.edu

edit: formatting

jack7890 12 days ago 2 replies      
New York City -- UI Architect -- SeatGeek

We're a data-driven search engine for sports and concert tickets. We're trying to use analytics and exceptional UX to make buying event tickets a wholly better experience.

We currently have a four-person dev team, but everyone prefers to work on the backend. We're looking for someone to come in and own the frontend of the web app, which will involve creating interfaces in Photoshop, brining them to life in HTML/CSS, and (ideally, but not necessarily) doing some Javascript work.

More details here: http://seatgeek.com/jobs/frontend/

kemayo 12 days ago 1 reply      
Really REMOTE.

deviantART (http://www.deviantart.com) wants developers. We're fully remote; there's no central office with a team located there. We expect all hires to be comfortable working in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and SQL; we like our developers to be able to hack on any part of the site, rather than being frontend/backend specialists.

One exception to all that: there's an Infrastructure Engineer position which is located in Vancouver. It's C++/Java focused, and involves developing backend services used by the rest of the site.

We post information about our development process here sometimes: http://dt.deviantart.com/blog/

Apply here: http://deviantart.theresumator.com/apply

stanleydrew 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA; Twilio Inc

Twilio (http://www.twilio.com/jobs) is hiring software engineers at all levels. Come help us build the world's first telecom company that respects its customers (gasp!). We work hard every day finding new ways to deliver a great product that makes people happy (e.g. http://twitter.com/NortonMD/status/46644882823057409).

Come stop by and say hi (1st and Folsom, 3rd floor) or email me directly. You won't regret it.

equark 12 days ago 0 replies      
Cambridge, MA / New York, NY / Remote.

Statsia (http://www.statsia.com) - Next generation statistical computing and data analysis.

Early stage data-oriented startup looking for statisticians, compiler and language designers, and big data enthusiasts. We are a tiny, high-risk / reward startup coming out of Harvard and are building our core technical team. PhD in computer science, statistics, or related field with speciality in quantitative methods preferred. Deep experience in Bayesian modeling and computation a major plus. Co-founder status is possible given the right candidate.

We are also looking for a UI designer. Strong javascript skills and interest in data analysis and visualization is required.

Email: jobs@statsia.com

Mc_Big_G 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

VerticalResponse is hiring for a lot of great positions:

* Software Engineers (Rails/JQuery)

* Senior Software Engineers

* Chief Architect

* Director of UX

* QA Manager

* Senior QA Engineer

* Product Manager

* Inside Sales Rep

* Marketing Intern

* Graphic Designer

* Partner Sales Executive

VR is an established and successful email marketing company in a great part of SOMA. We work with Rails 3, Git, JQuery, Rspec, backbone.js, Haml, Sass, TDD, pair programming, agile development and other leading technologies. I've been working there as an engineer for 4 months now and really enjoy it.

Occasional work from home is allowed if you have an important appointment or need to keep germs out of the office. We have happy hour on Fridays and the fridge is stocked with a wide variety of beer, so we'll sometimes end the day with a cold brew while we finish pairing on a difficult problem.

Apply here: http://jobvite.com/m?3cwY3fwt

The link is for a software engineer, but you can just specify the job you are interested in. Tell 'em Matt M. sent you!

bobbyi 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Affine Systems generates data about online video using computer vision (face recognition, product recognition, scene classification, etc.) for advertisers to use in targeting and filtering their online video campaigns.

We did over a million dollars in revenue last year working on campaigns for major brands. We recently raised our B round, led by Crosslink Capital, the investors behind Pandora.

We are looking for test-driven engineers (and sysadmins) to work on an internet-scale video processing pipeline using Python, MySQL, Selenium, ffmpeg and other open source tools. Its goal is to find and ingest videos from web pages and to generate and store metadata about those videos using our vision algorithms written in C++.

You aren't expected to have a background in computer vision, but it would be great if you are interested in learning more about it. We are building a cross-functional team, so you will work closely with our computer vision experts to plan new capabilities and bring them into production.

We are also looking for computer vision experts who feel the need as we do to build an engine that can watch and understand all of the world's video. This is truly the greatest AI problem as there is no more quintessentially human activity than watching TV.

No remote hires, please. You must be willing to work at our office five days a week in a pair programming environment. Interns welcome.

If interested, please contact me (founder/ CTO) at bobby@affinesystems.com


vitovito 12 days ago 1 reply      
Austin, TX - Full-time positions for Java developers, a senior web architect/technical lead, PHP (Drupal) developers, HTML/CSS/JS front-end developers, artists and UX/interaction designers.

We're BioWare, a video game company, and we're making a Star Wars massively-multiplayer online video game called Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The Java positions are in our customer service and our middleware team: the live video game relays every movement and interaction of every player in real-time to a Java middleware on Oracle that feeds data into our customer service systems, our data warehouse, and our web site.

The senior web architect/technical lead would design and run the technical implementations of the web side of things.

The PHP (Drupal) positions are doing the back-end integration with that middleware and presenting live game data to the web.

The HTML/CSS/JS positions are the front-end development of our web apps and site.

Plus artists and another UX to design and draw it all.

Contact me if you're interested, or http://www.bioware.com/careers/austin

bkudria 12 days ago 0 replies      
Yammer is hiring in San Francisco. We're one block away from the Caltrain station.

What do we do? Yammer helps turn the mayhem of the corporate world into return-on-investment unicorns and leveraged-employee-engagement butterflies.

We are a medium sized start-up that is battling several big enterprise software companies in this space. So yes, our target customers are in the enterprise space but we are turning this space upside down with our viral approach and how we build solutions for the user (which doesn't include an army of salesmen). We are solving consumer type problems but also monetize like enterprise software. (i.e. real revenues with fewer users)

What's in it for you?
- Amazing group of smart engineers to work with. (Sounds cliche, but we really do have smart people here :D)
- Ability to have influence without authority. Yammer is a product-focused and user-focused organization. Everything we do revolves around that.
- We hack in Ruby/Rails, Scala/Java, Javascript/JQuery/Node.js/Adobe AIR, Obj-C for iOS, and some MSFT stuff for Sharepoint I don't know too much about. You'll probably find something you want to work on.
- Good catered lunch and dinner daily, with a 3PM snack cart. (Really.)
- Fancy Apple hardware of your choice (you can have a PC if you really want one.)
- Our engineers can outdrink anyone.
- Top of the market compensation.
- Seriously, we rock.

For more information check out: https://www.yammer.com/about/jobs or contact me: bkudria@yammer-inc.com

(Note: we also offer real referral fees. Sell your friends today!)

enra 12 days ago 1 reply      
Helsinki, Finland

Grey Area is a fast growing company building a location aware multiplayer world for mobile. The game is built on real world locations and includes both, real time combat and asynchronous game play. http://www.shadowcities.com

Looking for:

  Web and Mobile Game Developers
Server Engineers
Operations Engineer


bentlegen 12 days ago 0 replies      
Disqus is hiring engineers in San Francisco.

We're still only 16 people, so it's a terrific time to join our team, especially if you're interested in scaling problems (we serve nearly 600m uniques per month) or writing third-party JavaScript (our commenting widget is installed on hundreds of thousands of websites).

More here: http://disqus.theresumator.com/ http://disqus.com

squirrel 12 days ago 0 replies      
London (UK) and Boston (US).

We're a 90-person financial-software firm committed to learning and improvement as well as great web software and agile development. Some of you may know us from our sponsorship of Hacker News meetups in London. We're hiring developers and other smart folks of many kinds. See https://dev.youdevise.com and http://www.youdevise.com/careers.

While we don't have remote workers, we do help successful candidates relocate to London or Boston including arranging visas where needed. For example, last year we hired HN readers from Denmark and the US, and we moved a Polish employee to Boston.

ryanwanger 12 days ago 0 replies      
Boulder, CO

Not sure if this is appropriate here (please let me know if not), but over the last two weeks I put together a page of over 50+ jobs in Boulder across 20+ companies. Most are engineering, but there is also design, marketing, etc.


davi 11 days ago 0 replies      
Ashburn, VA - Brain wiring diagram extraction

I'm hiring a software developer for my group at Janelia Farm Research Campus, in Ashburn, VA. The goal will be to develop workflow for extracting wiring diagrams of neuronal circuits from large-scale serial electron microscopy of brain tissue (10 TB+ image volumes). You can read about what I'm doing at http://www.hhmi.org/research/fellows/bock.html, and browse data at http://bit.ly/ga3Cfk. A detailed writeup of the approach was published last month in an article at Nature.

I think the ideal candidate could come from a variety of backgrounds -- someone who had previously written or contributed significantly to the development of a game engine could be good, for example. Looking for strong quantitative chops, creativity, and a willingness to do some plumbing in order to make an elegant solution.

dariusmonsef 12 days ago 0 replies      
Portland, OR ~ Remote OK

COLOURlovers (YC W10) has a few positions open:

Android / Java Developer
Biz Dev / Ad Sales / Partnerships
Location: Portland (Remote OK), OR
Delphi App Developer
HTML5 Developer
iOS / MacOS Developer
Majestic Unicorn (Web Developer with Design Skills)
Wordpress Theme Developer / Designer

adamt 12 days ago 1 reply      
We're a small (~10 person), profitable, self-funded, UK company based in Cambridge doing over >US$1m a year in revenue. We are doing interesting things around video/content distribution over the Internet.
We're looking to add more coders to our team. At a high level we're recruiting in two areas: C++/Linux/Boost/Networking and Python/Jquery/Django.
Happy for remote working if able to travel to Cambridge once a week.
For more details - send me an email (email in my profile).
lpolovets 12 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles, CA and Silicon Valley, CA -- Factual

Remote work is a definite possibility, but in-person is highly preferred. We are looking for full-timers and interns.

Factual aims to be the place where people meet to share, improve, and mash-up data. We have an awesome team that is still fairly small, and an incredible CEO (he was the co-founder of Applied Semantics, which was sold to Google and became AdSense). We recently raised a Series A from Andreessen-Horowitz, and our customers include Facebook (we provide some of their Places data) and Newsweek. We have lots of challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, deduping, storage, serving, APIs, etc. If you love data, Factual is the place to be.

We're looking for awesome Java generalists. Bonus points for experience with MapReduce, developing NoSQL datastores and/or machine learning.


You can also email me personally at leo -at- factual.com

wrs 12 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle (or San Francisco) - Designers and developers

Picture of Health makes tools that help people take care of people. We are self-funded, pre-launch, and small (4 in Seattle, 2 in SF). This is an opportunity to be in the first wave and help define how we do things.

What we most need right now is one or two great designers to own branding, interaction, and visual design for our web and device products. We're building consumer services, and having the right design will be important. We're committed to making sure designers are full partners in the development process. (See http://vurl.me/AYRJ)

The current dev team is me plus three former Hashrocketeers in downtown Seattle. That's a great start, but we'd still love to hear from developers as well. (See http://vurl.me/AZHL)

We'd prefer to keep the dev/design team in Seattle for now, but we could bend this rule for an exceptional person who wants to be in SF.

BTW, my co-founder used to be CEO of Sun, so we have a lot of runway. Also, in addition to the usual startup chaos, we have a few big-company perks like salaries and health insurance. :)

Contact me at walter@pictureofhealth.com, or http://www.pictureofhealth.com/jobs.

js2 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA -- RockMelt is looking for developers: Windows (C++), Mac (C++, Objective-C), Dev-Ops (Java, Python with sysadmin/operations experience).

The RockMelt desktop browser is based on Chromium, and our backend is hosted with AWS.


On-site preferred, but remote ok.


joshu 11 days ago 0 replies      
Tasty Labs is hiring in Mountain View. http://tastylabs.com/

We are building a useful social platform.

We are hiring engineer #4 with equity and compensation to match. We are looking for full stack engineers but a focus on mobile or IR would be welcome. We are especially fond of people with public projects and have code to review.

ivanzhao 11 days ago 0 replies      
Inkling, San Francisco, CA.

Inkling is an iPad textbook/publishing startup. We are pretty much hiring in ANY POSITION - from the JavaScript/Python/iOS to UI/UX design to marketing to product management. We are Sequoia backed and just recently secured another round of funding from the top publishers themselves.

The team is lean and flat. Located in the downtown SF, TV-celebrity chef in house, plus generous salary and options.


Contact me if you are interested (ivanhzhao at gmail.com).

mncaudill 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco - Flickr needs you!

We're currently looking for a backend engineer to help build new features that millions and millions of people will use. If the idea of pushing code live a dozen times a day while being the official caretaker of the White House and the British monarchy's photos interests you, I want to talk to you. You can email me at caudill -at- yahoo-inc.com.

ghotli 12 days ago 0 replies      
Memphis, TN - Infrastructure Engineer

We design/develop/scale an interactive mapping platform. Our early products were all about superimposing cell phone coverage for carriers on a world map for them to embed in their websites. Now we have a platform for in-browser comparative analysis of arbitrary spatial information. We currently load it up with information about the wireless, cable, and telecom industries.

I'm looking for talented engineers who can get down and dirty with optimization, configuration management, distributed systems, or architecture design.

Stuff you'll be fooling with: Solr, HDFS, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Chef, EC2, Javascript, Ruby, and C. Knowledge of Pacemaker/Heartbeat, Chubby/ZooKeeper, AMQP, Flume/Scribe, BigTable/Dynamo inspired systems, or Scala is a plus.

We also have a position open for a junior developer if these are things you find interesting and you're willing to learn. That position would be more focused on Javascript and Rails work initially.




drp 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - HotPads.com has full time and internship openings for software engineers and web developers. We're a small team looking for driven individuals who want make a big impact on the way people search for housing: http://hotpads.com/pages/jobs.htm

Follow the instructions on the page or email me at dpeters@hotpads.com

Jeema3000 12 days ago 0 replies      
Columbus, OH. eRetailing Associates LLC (http://www.eretailing.com). We're currently looking for a fulltime mid-level software developer. This would be working at our office on the north side of Columbus.

What do we is sell apparel online (mostly geared towards women), that can be customized using our web-based design center. The main technologies are Perl/Flash/Javascript/HTML5 in an EC2 Linux/MySQL environment, although of course desire and ability to learn is fine in lieu of having experience with these specific technologies.

It's a fairly laid back work environment, and since the team (and company) is small, technical experimentation and lack of bureaucracy is pretty much the norm. We have several new initiatives in the works, so that's why we need to hire another developer.

Any involvement in development activities outside of work is a definite plus. Feel free to visit our website, take a look around, and send your info to jobs@eretailing.com if you're interested...

jacoblyles 11 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA

Game Closure - http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/17/game-closure-makes-it-a-bre...

Making multiplatform games shouldn't mean rewriting 10x in 10 different languages. Game Closure's HTML5 gaming SDK bridges the gap between browsers and mobile devices, allowing pure JavaScript games to run at native speeds. Also, the benefits of multiplayer gaming shouldn't be out of reach for 99% of studios due to the complexities of real-time networking. Game Closure has a core focus on providing multiplayer-as-a-service.

We have one of the most technical teams in the space and are looking for kickass developers up and down the stack. Send us examples of your work at jobs@gameclosure.com.

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and equity.

famousactress 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - REMOTE considered for right candidate

Elation EMR is a talented, small, angel-invested team of folks working hard to build much better tools for Physicians.

There's only 5 of us (you'd be #6!) and we've got load of pretty exciting technical and product challenges to crack. Our tech stack today includes javascript, jQuery, Python, Django, Celery, Redis, and Java. We'd be especially thrilled to find someone who'd really enjoy taking some ownership of our front end, but we'd love to talk to anyone talented and interested in what we're up to.

Learn more about our product, team, and open positions here: http://elationemr.com - - Thanks!

andrewvc 12 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles / Santa Monica CA


We've got a fun codebase, switching between, Ruby/Rails, Clojure/Java, and Backbone.js. You'll be on a small team (it'll just be you and me) and be able to make a big impact on not just the code base now, but the future direction of our company from an engineering perspective.

We're not so concerned with your background in these specific technologies as we are in your ability to pick them up in the future.

If you're interested, email me at: andrew@vokle.com

diego 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - IndexTank. Software Engineer.

We are a fulltext search API that powers sites such as Reddit, Twitvid, blip.tv and many others.

We are looking for an engineer to help us improve the UX of IndexTank's customers, and to build the tools to help them do the same for their users. This is both UI and backend work.

Languages: Java, Python, Ruby, Javascript.
We run on AWS and working on supporting other cloud providers.

email diego @ indextank

paraschopra 11 days ago 0 replies      
Delhi, India

Visual Website Optimizer http://visualwebsiteoptimizer.com/careers.php

We hired 3 engineers last month. Hiring more engineers this month. We have LAMP stack with heavy front-end (based on jQuery/JavaScript).

Also hiring sales/BD guys. Join us if you want to dent the marketing optimization world.

bostonpete 12 days ago 0 replies      
Burlington, MA - C++ software development of engineering desktop products.

Exa Corporation (www.exa.com) is a CAE software company (primarily used for automotive design). We have a variety of positions open on our website, but I'm particularly focused on filling a couple of spots in my group. Here's the craigslist posting since it's not up on our website yet:


I manage a team of three (including me) and I'm looking to add two developers for a big project that's coming up. Shoot me an e-mail if you have any interest or want more details -- the e-mail in the posting (swppjobs@exa.com), will come to me.

nolanbrown23 12 days ago 1 reply      
San Francisco, CA - Millennial Media, the largest independent mobile ad network, is looking for an Account Manager for Publisher Services.

Baltimore, MD - Engineers are also being hired at our Baltimore headquarters. See the link below for more info.

nkohari 11 days ago 0 replies      
Raleigh, NC

Rally Software (AgileZen Team) - Generalist engineer

This might look familiar, since we posted a similar opening last month. (We actually filled that opening via Hacker News!) This is a new position, similar to the previous one -- we're looking for someone very strong in and passionate about UI/UX work.

Our app is a SaaS project management system that makes it easy for users to visualize their work. While Rally's primary business is enterprise software, AgileZen's customers are primarily small teams and startups.

We started as a two-founder startup in Ohio in 2009 and were acquired by Rally in 2010. We're now a team of five with intentions of expanding to seven by the end of the year. We think and act very much like a startup, report to the CTO, and operate with relative autonomy within the company.

Experience in any development ecosystem (.NET, Java, Ruby, Python) is great, but JavaScript knowledge is a major plus. Our frontend is a whole bunch of JavaScript and CoffeeScript, and we're exploring doing more with Node.JS on the backend. We like people who are good at lots of things, and excellent at a few.

Review My App link on HN (from our launch in 2009): http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=691673

More about us at: http://agilezen.com/

More about the job at: http://bit.ly/kZrHzs

planckscnst 12 days ago 2 replies      
Tampa, FL: Web Developer, Embedded/Linux Programmer

We make custom and commercial hardware solutions for industry. We're primarily working on cellular wireless products.

Web Developer:

A big part of our primary product involves a monitoring/remote-control portal. We're wanting to invest more in it. At the start, you'll be responsible for maintaining and updating what we have now. Later, you will be involved in overhauling it. You'll have lots of input over the technologies you use to build it. You want to try MongoDB & NodeJS? Awesome. Want to go with PHP & MySQL? Also fine. You'll be involved in both back and front end development.

Embedded/Linux Programmer:

We use Busybox and Linux for most of our projects, others are bare-metal. Our projects mostly require userspace utilities and shell scripts. We sometimes also have driver work.

The team:

Our team is very enthusiastic but not overbearing. We all have a very broad skill set and love learning new things. The environment is low-pressure but driven to succeed. We're looking forward to growing our team.

Email shawn.goff@accns.com for more information.

natrius 12 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, TX

The Texas Tribune is looking for experienced developers to help us improve and open source our Knight Foundation-funded, Django-based news CMS (http://armstrongcms.org/), and build interactive "news apps" that make it easier to understand what's going on in the Texas government. (If you're looking for an internship, we can probably create a paid position for you.) Few people know what's going on in their state governments, even though that's where a lot of the things that affect people's day-to-day lives get decided. We're fixing that by making it easier for people to find the information that they should care about.

http://trib.it/ttdevjob / nbabalola@texastribune.org

adamwiggins 12 days ago 0 replies      
Heroku is seeking:

* User-focused Ruby/Rails developers: http://jobs.heroku.com/rails_developer

* Database infrastructure developers: http://jobs.heroku.com/data_infrastructure_developer

* Erlang infrastructure developers: http://jobs.heroku.com/erlang_infrastructure_developer

* HTML/CSS experts: http://jobs.heroku.com/frontend_developer

* Highly technical salespeople: http://jobs.heroku.com/inside_sales

* Product marketers: http://jobs.heroku.com/product_marketer_add-ons

If you're passionate about what we're doing and think you have something to contribute, but you don't fit cleanly into one of these slots, email us anyway. We're more interesting in finding the right people for our team than filling specific roles.

remi 12 days ago 1 reply      
(Quebec City, Canada) We're looking for iOS, Android and Web (front-end and back-end) developers. We're a small Ruby/mobile shop based in Quebec City, working with some of the largest companies in Canada on exciting projects as well as building our own products.



jwegan 11 days ago 1 reply      
Palo Alto, CA

Shopkick - http://www.shopkick.com/jobs.html

Shopkick is a startup looking to use mobile to transform retail shopping. Macy's, Best Buy, Target, and Proctor and Gamble are just a few of our partners. We are backed with $20 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins and Greylock Partners. Right now we're hiring mobile developers, server-side developers, and more! We're still small, only about 25 employees, but we are growing fast.

Apply online at http://www.shopkick.com/jobs.html

hendler 12 days ago 0 replies      
Cambridge, MA

BetterLesson - http://betterlesson.org

We're hiring lead designer and product manager, and several tech positions. We're mostly LAMP(hp),jQuery with some SOLR and Scala. We're small enough that contributions of everyone new will be very significant, funded enough so we'll be growing fast. Help change k-12 education!

You can use http://betterlesson.theresumator.com/apply or just email me - jonathan.hendler at betterlesson.org

cristinacordova 12 days ago 1 reply      
Palo Alto, CA - Pulse is hiring for our downtown Palo Alto, CA office (adjacent to the CalTrain station). We're looking for iphone, android, and backend engineers. We're backed by 5 venture firms and are reinventing the way news is read on mobile devices. Each of our team members works on all areas of product development including programming, design, testing and communicating with our incredibly engaged user base. Send us your resume at jobs@alphonsolabs.com! Find out more about opportunities to join our team here: http://www.alphonsolabs.com/jobs
calbear81 12 days ago 0 replies      
Sunnyvale/Mountain View, CA - Software Engineers

Room 77 - We are looking to hire several more software engineers to join our rapidly growing team. Room 77 is building the world's first hotel room database and search engine and looking to reinvent how people plan and book their hotel lodging online. You can see more details here and also try your hand at solving a few of our puzzles. http://www.room77.com/jobs.html

Our engineering team is 5 members right now with backgrounds from Google and Facebook. We're funded and since launching two months ago, we've already received recognition as the Best Overall Startup at the LAUNCH Conference and the audience choice award at the Web 2.0 startup showcase.

Benefits: Competitive salary + equity, 401k program, free lunch daily + snacks/drinks. We try to have lunch as a team daily and put together fun events monthly to foster a fun working atmosphere.

klochner 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - RentMineOnline, social referral marketing, is looking for a junior RoR developer.

We're former SeedCamp and FBFund participants, currently profitable and working out of the Presidio with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

You would work directly with me on the full stack, including server maintenance, deployment, ruby/rails development, javascript, and design. You don't have to be an expert in any of that, just be ready to learn.

Part-time remote work is ok, and starting remotely is an option if you're not in SF yet.

email me (kevin@) if interested, please include "HN Job Post" in the title.

shennyg 11 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles, CA - Full Time

SaveFans! is a high-growth, early stage company, that provides a fully-automated, turn-key platform for buyers and sellers to negotiate prices and purchase event tickets.

  Job Perks
- Play a big role on a small team
- Work closely with founders and executives from some of the largest media companies in America
- Leave your fingerprint on a huge industry
- Have an equity stake in a company that is fixing a broken model
- Be the first employee for a funded start-up

- Experience building web applications
- Experience with MVC design patterns and frameworks
- Demonstrated fanatical attention to detail
- Familiarity with source control systems (Git)

- Experience with agile development processes
- Appreciation of software development best practices, but knows when it is important to deliver code
- Experience with git flow, Vagrant, Memcached, Amazon Web Services
- Comfortable working on the command line
- SQL optimization chops


jasonlbaptiste 12 days ago 0 replies      
Onswipe is hiring! New York City

I haven't announced these on our site our publicly

1) Lead Interaction Designer

2) PHP Back-end for analytics and algorithmic data fun

3) Sysadmin with a background in scaling high volume content sites

Learn more about our culture
9 Reasons Why You Need To Work At Onswipe: http://blog.onswipe.com/jobs/9-reasons-why-you-need-to-work-...


rdoherty 11 days ago 0 replies      
Menlo Park, CA

Gibi - http://gibitechnologies.com/

We're a GPS tracking+web app product company, still very young with a LOT to do.

We're looking for our second technical hire; preferably someone with high traffic environment experience (hundreds of thousands of devices updating their information and configuration multiple times/hour via TCP connections). We're not a typical LBS startup :)

We're small, just 3 of us currently. You'll get a huge amount of freedom to choose our technology and platform. Right now our proof of concept is LAMP, but I know we'll need something better for high volume TCP traffic.

If you're interested in dealing with real location data, high traffic environments and delivering a reliable product contact me.


_mattb 12 days ago 0 replies      
Fremont, CA - Engineers of all sorts, Interns and Full-Time

Redwood Systems is developing a web-enabled platform for powering and controlling LED lights in commercial spaces and datacenters. Our system collects a large amount of very granular sensor data and we use this information to save energy and increase our clients' productivity. Our engineers work closely with big-name clients to deliver solutions and shape the direction of our product. It's an awesome time to be working here.

We're about 50 people now and are hiring engineers for backend development, sales support, application development, manufacturing, and power systems development. See our full list of openings here: http://redwoodsystems.com/about-us/careers Interns are being hired in many of the same fields. Feel free to get in touch with me directly -- mball -at- redwoodsys.com

trefn 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Python/Javascript positions

Mixpanel (YC S09) is looking for full-stack web developers and scalability engineers. We're a realtime analytics company processing well above a billion events a month.

We're currently a very small team of 5, and we're looking for people who want to get in early.

http://mixpanel.com/jobs, jobs@mixpanel.com

lovitt 11 days ago 0 replies      
Washington, DC (or remote).

SB Nation is a media/technology startup. You might have seen us discussed on HN recently as the new home of former Engadget editors Josh Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and friends.


We're hiring Ruby developers and operations engineers:



Today, we're a network of 300+ sports news sites & communities. This Fall, we're launching a consumer technology news site led by our new and awesome team of tech journalists. We have a lot to figure out in the meantime. We need your help.

Our investors include Accel Partners, Allen & Company, Comcast Interactive Capital, and Khosla Ventures. We get around 22 million unique visitors every month.

Some recent press:

* Team From Engadget Makes Jump to SB Nation

* Why sports is driving innovation in journalism:

* Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab:

maximilianburke 11 days ago 0 replies      
Vancouver, BC, Canada. Full time.

Electronic Arts - http://www.ea.com

EA's central technology development team is searching for developers of all experience levels. On the junior end we are looking for build and integration engineers. For the middle experience bracket we are looking for people to perform technology development on systems-level libraries (I/O, concurrency, etc.), support to existing game teams, and porting to new platforms. On the senior side we are possibly looking into doing research into GPU computing (OpenCL and DirectX 11). Ours is a primarily C++ environment though we highly value experience with x86/ARM/PowerPC/Cell SPU assembly as well as C#/.NET.

I will be happy to answer your questions or forward on your resume to the hiring manager -- my email address is mburke@ea.com, or you can reach me through the contact methods in my profile!

shadchnev 12 days ago 1 reply      
Forward Internet Group in London, UK: http://www.forward.co.uk

We're a young entrepreneurial company that bootstrapped its way from its founder bedroom to a 150-strong company with very healthy profits in 6 years without any external capital.
We are behind uswitch.com, getinvisiblehand.com, omio.com, justcages.co.uk, petvillas.co.uk, forward3d.co.uk etc. You can take a look at who we are and what we do at http://www.forwardtechnology.co.uk.

We have been doubling our revenues every single year (up to £118m in 2010) and plan to continue to do it as long as possible. So, we need great people!

We're looking for great developers (and many other roles too) to work on a variety of exciting online projects. We use Clojure, Ruby, Hadoop, Node.js, Sinatra etc.

Above all we're looking for smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial people. Full job spec is here: http://www.forward.co.uk/careers or here: http://www.forwardtechnology.co.uk/

And it's fun to work here: you choose the hardware you want, you buy the books you need, the hours are flexible, no dress code, the people are reasonable and the entertainment budget is generous: for example the entire company hangs out in Las Vegas night clubs and casinos for 4 days every December, not to mention other trips.

To find out more email me at evgeny.shadchnev@forward.co.uk with your CV.

p.s. sorry, all our devs are on-site, we don't hire remote devs. Also, given the recent changes to the immigration laws in the UK, it will be very challenging (maybe even impossible) for us to arrange a visa unless you're an EU national or already have a work permit.

thinkcomp 12 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA - Think Computer Corporation

We're looking for mobile developers (iPhone, Android and BlackBerry) to help add more functionality to FaceCash!


Send resumes to jobs@thinkcomputer.com.

EricButler 12 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA

Übermind (http://www.ubermind.com/)

Hiring Android, iOS, UI/UX, and QA engineers. QA intern positions also open. See http://www.ubermind.com/#!/careers

_pius 12 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - Palantir

Palantir (profitable startup founded by Peter Thiel) just opened up a bunch of positions in NY. Great compensation, interesting work, and they're still pre-IPO. :)


E-mail in my profile if you're interested.

amirnathoo 12 days ago 0 replies      
WebMynd - Javascript developers - London or San Francisco

This is for #4 in the company. We're well-funded with significant revenue.

We're writing a framework to make cross-platform app development simple, like jQuery does for web apps. Currently in private beta for browser add-ons and mobile apps.

Email links to your work to: jobs@webmynd.com

newy 12 days ago 0 replies      
Opzi. YC enterprise software startup, hiring software engineers (full time and intern) in SF. If you're from Vancouver, BC, drop us a line as well.

What We Do:
At Opzi, we're building real-time business collaboration software. Our first product aims to change the way people share knowledge within a team or company.

Founders & Funding:
Euwyn (from Vancouver) was Cornell CS '04, JD from Cornell Law '07. Ambert was Stanford EE '06. Funded by Y Combinator, Ron Conway, First Round Capital, Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail) and many others.

Tech Stack:
Rails, Node, Backbone (lots of JS).

Who We're Looking For:
We're mostly impressed by what you've made rather than the grades you earned in school. You should have a strong demonstrated interest in modern web development (i.e. have some projects and/or a Github account to show) as well as an ability to learn quickly and work independently. Ruby and Javascript experience would be great, but no sweat if you're more comfortable in C++ or Python.

How to Apply:
Complete 1 or 2 of the programming challenges at the URL below, and send to euwyn@opzi.com, along with a quick email with a little bit about why you're interested.


claytonm 12 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA - Software Development Engineer

AWS - My team is looking for software engineers passionate about building new web services. If you're interested in building high performance distributed systems, come join a new AWS service and influence the direction of the leading cloud provider. We have several positions for a range of experience levels. If you're not in Seattle but are up for a change of scenery, Amazon has a great relocation program that makes it extremely easy to join AWS.


AWS is an unique mix of startup culture/autonomy combined with the ability to leverage the incredible infrastructure of Amazon/AWS. I've worked in AWS for the past year and I've learned more in that time than I thought possible. I'm an infrastructure person at heart, and at other companies I've worked for, I'm always torn between doing the deep engineering that I love, or working on a more customer focused product. In AWS, they are one and the same. I like having scalability, availability, and performance as core features of the product I'm building. Another thing I love about working in AWS is the impact your work has - your service is used by thousands of developers, and those developers use your service in ways you never imagined, which are then used by millions of people.

dmarble 12 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA; Washington, DC (full-time preferred, part-time possible if you're an expert)

REMOTE ONLY for now, but it'd be great if you were local -- we're building out a long-term team and will be setting up an office in the coming months.

I'm with a 5-person team working on a real-time web + mobile application. We just finished a prototype, raised some seed money, and are headed for greatness. Hopefully. This is a chance to work on some architecture from the outset of the product. I'd prefer those who have a possibility of coming on long-term as I build out the team, most likely around Palo Alto, but do have immediate needs that lead me to consider splitting up short-term chunks of development for freelancers. In any case, we're distributed for now so remote is the only possibility.

backend: postgres, python, django, gevent + gunicorn

frontend: coffeescript, jQuery, backbone.js, socket.io, modernizr, compass

I'm looking for:

1. Advanced web jacks-of-many-trades. You know a lot about several things from above and have at least tried your hand at a demo app using the rest. Backend/frontend/deployment.

2. A specialized front-end dev who knows their javascript in-and-out. We're designing a single page architecture for the most part. Mobile browser experience would be good.

3. Mobile app developers (native iPhone & Android, though we're considering phonegap as well to get something out there faster).

We're staying distributed for now -- I'm based in Palo Alto but spend a fair amount of time with some of the team in DC as well.

gmail - davidmarble

eventhough 12 days ago 0 replies      
salesforce.com, inc. [CRM]
San Francisco, CA

My team is hiring a front-end UI developer/designer to work in Product Marketing. We build cool demos that leverage the latest technologies out there such as backbone.js, CoffeeScript, etc. We also build a ton of our apps on Heroku, our new Ruby cloud. :)

You'll be working out of our HQ which is pretty much located in the best part of the financial district across the street from the Ferry Building and close to transportation.

We pay very, very well and we have great benefits. Medical, dental, vision + fitness reimbursement. You can choose between Club One membership or $100/mo towards any gym you want.

We want someone who is passionate about technology but also has a bit of an "edge" for business. If this sounds like you, send me your resume: kwu@salesforce.com

P.S. I've been interviewed by YC four times but never got through. Got accepted once, but was not able to join due to family circumstances. I'm an entrepreneur at heart offering someone out there a chance to move to SF and learn something about enterprise software.

nmueller 12 days ago 0 replies      
Menlo Park, CA: Ruby and C++ engineering positions. Full-time and intern.

Nearbuy Systems is looking for a few strong engineers to work on our indoor LBS product. We're a year old startup with a focused four-person team and a lot of exciting problems to solve. If you're interested in things like computer vision, big data, parallel programming, distributed systems, site operations or user interface design we'll have something for you to sink your teeth into.

We use a lot of different technologies (Ruby, C++, CUDA, Javascript, Amazon AWS...) and don't expect you to be experts in all of them. If you're a pro in one, interested in the rest and excited about Agile drop me (Nate, VP engineering) a line at jobs+hn@nearbuysystems.com.

Biking the SF2G Bayway route on Bike to Work Day?
Stop by our office energizer station at 3565 Haven Ave and meet the team.

martian 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Full Time


Thumbtack is a marketplace for local services.

We're looking to hire an engineer. We are looking for great candidates and good culture fit rather than a specific list of qualifications. Salary, equity, health insurance are all standard. We have an in-office gym and a wonderful chef who cooks us meals every day: http://thumbtackfood.tumblr.com

We use PHP and Javascript for front-end development. Python is used for all back end processes. We've raised a round from well-known angels and have a bomber office in SOMA near BART and Caltrain.

Any questions don't hesitate to ask -- my contact info is in my profile.

e1ven 12 days ago 0 replies      
(BOSTON, Ma) Savingstar is hiring additional web programmers, particularly in Ruby, to help move coupons from paper to digital. Unlike most other people int his space, we have 25,000 stores already on board, and we're growing Fast.

We need your programming talent, we're a fun startup environment where everyone's input matters, and we judge your ideas on their merits, not their rank.


briancurtin 12 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL - no remote

We're not a startup, but Trading Technologies (http://www.tradingtechnologies.com) is looking for an experienced Python developer on my team.

We're looking for someone who understands and loves testing, has experience with distributed and parallel programming, and wants to use Python 3. You should probably understand C/C++ because the product under test (a historical trade database) is done in C++, and we maintain an extension module that makes a lot of the testing possible.

Here's a more formal posting we just put up on the Python Job Board: http://www.python.org/community/jobs/#trading-technologies-c...

Contact me at brian AT python.org if you are interested.

mikebabineau 12 days ago 0 replies      
Redwood Shores, CA (SF Bay Area) - Engineers and more

EA2D is hiring! We're a new, autonomous studio within EA building cross-platform social games for gamers. We've just launched our first game, Dragon Age Legends:


We need help building:

* New features for Dragon Age Legends (big ones: real-time, mobile, etc.)

* New games for big-name IP (we have access to the full EA library)

* An epic social gaming platform (for both internal and external teams)

We're small (30 people) and scrappy. And we're growing fast: 0-200 servers in the past 6 months. Tech stack is primarily AS3/Java backed by MongoDB, but we also use Python, JavaScript, and Ruby. We have a highly automated infrastructure running on AWS (EC2 w/ELBs and ASGs, EMR, SQS, etc., plus more than a few super-secret/unreleased Amazon features). Buzzword potpourri includes Chef, node.js, Google App Engine, Hive, Graphite, Tomcat, GitHub, Pingdom, Loggly, PagerDuty, and continuous deployment. <3 DevOps.

We need platform, game, systems, and mobile engineers. We need data people and people to run day-to-day operations. We need producers, marketing, and designers. Some of our job listings are posted here: http://www.ea2d.com/jobs/, but we have positions we haven't even finished writing descriptions for.

If you're an A player, drop me a line: mikeb@ea2d.com

ynn4k 12 days ago 2 replies      
New Delhi/Remote possible. iApps.in is looking for

- Business development/marketing manager

- UI/UX designer

- NLP researcher

iApps.in is a semantic search and discovery engine for the App Store that combines the social, semantic and mobile internet technologies to connect users with the apps they want.
For more details see http://iapps.in/jobs

kleinsch 12 days ago 0 replies      
Reston, VA - Full Time

Lucidmedia - http://www.lucidmedia.com

We're an ad network located in the Dulles Technology Corridor, about a half hour outside DC. We run on the major real time bidding platforms, processing over a billion impressions per day. You'd be joining a small and talented technology team and would have an immediate role in building out the core platform. We play with a lot of cool technology, including low latency NoSQL stores, massive reporting databases, and large scale traffic handling. Java experience required. Looking for people to do server-side development, front-end skills (HTML/CSS/JS) are a big plus.

Competitive salary, good benefits, stock options, free lunches.
H1B is a possibility (haven't checked officially, but if there's interest I'll inquire)

Contact me on gmail - nick.kleinschmidt

neiljohnson 11 days ago 0 replies      
London - Summer INTERN and Permanent hires

OpenMarket http://www.mxtelecom.com/uk/careers

Hiring Software Developers and Systems Developers for mobile messaging and payments, might be your cup of tea....

We're a Java MySQL shop with some C++, Python and Scala around the edges, but really we just want passionate programmers.

questions to neil.johnson at openmarket.com

turoczy 12 days ago 0 replies      
Portland, Oregon

There are a whole bunch of startups--including COLOURlovers (YC W10)--looking for dev talent and more:


mcxx 12 days ago 0 replies      
Prague or Brno, Czech Republic

We're a small but fast growing mobile dev studio. We have one well funded, in house project with global focus and presence in SV plus a couple of smaller ones. We're seeking mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7) & back-end (Python) developers. No prior experience necessary, just show us you're a good programmer, willing to learn and work hard. Contact us at hello@wildfuse.com

SteveOS 12 days ago 0 replies      
Paris, France - Mimesis-Republic (creator of http://www.mambanation.com)

We are looking for a Scala Senior Software Engineer for working on Scalability/Distributed-computing/Cloud computing on your virtual universe. Ideally with experience in Scala or at least knowledges in Java but strong willingness to learn Scala.

Mimesis-Republic is young, dynamic and rapidly growing company, mainly composed of talented and passionate engineers. We are building a 3D virtual universe with high graphical quality and strong ties to social networks. In this context, we seek to improve our technology to be able to cope with growing user demands.

Email me directly: steve.gury@gmail.com

pitdesi 12 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL or remote - FeeFighters is looking for a kickass UI/UX designer. http://feefighters.com/jobs/ui-designer-developer/

We're a small startup working like mad to disrupt a multi-billion dollar financial industry and cut out tens of thousands of inefficient middle-men. We are like Kayak or LendingTree for business financial services (starting with credit card processing), and we love kickass design ninjas. Try out our site to get a sense for our design - it just takes a couple of minutes. When trying it, please put "test" in the company name so we know it's not real. http://feefighters.com

BenSchaechter 11 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, California

GoPollGo : http://gopollgo.com

We're looking for a few good troops to join us in poll domination. These will be our first hires and will be full-time salaried opportunities with solid stock options.

We're looking for people who know Ruby / Rails / Redis / Nginx / Git / Javascript / HTML (HAML) / CSS (SASS) / Ubuntu.

We're located on beautiful California Avenue in Palo Alto, California.

Read more here: http://gopollgo.com/about/jobs

If you're interested: ben@gopollgo.com

simonk 12 days ago 1 reply      
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Rhino Accounting (http://www.rhinoaccounting.com)

Looking for a full time developer to work on our suite of web apps that integrate with Google Apps. We work mainly with Python/Django and with Google API's so some experience with either of these would be preferred.


We're also looking for a developer (and marketing) intern, this is a $2000 honorarium / unpaid internship.

Please contact me directly simon@rhinocloud.com and put HN in the subject line.

zbailey 12 days ago 0 replies      
Atlanta, GA - Pardot Marketing Automation (http://www.pardot.com)

Pardot is hiring software developers to help us build and maintain our Prospect Insight web application marketing automation system. This role will expose you to a variety of projects and allow you to significantly expand your development skill set. We pride ourselves with having an awesome work environment that includes large, dual monitors, fast machines, and a variety of operating system choices (Mac, Linux, and PC).


Back-end code development in PHP on symfony
Front-end development using HTML + jQuery
Unit testing (PHPUnit, etc)
Technical documentation


B.A./B.S./M.S. with a strong academic record.
One to five years of post-graduate programming experience.
Strong interest in technology or marketing.
Overall fluency in software development.

Please include the following in your cover letter when you apply:

In your favorite programming language, write a recursive function that takes in an integer n and outputs the first n numbers in the fibonacci sequence in order starting with 0.

Email zach.bailey@pardot.com and mention hacker news for preferential treatment :)

dkasper 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Full Time

Yobongo - http://yobongo.com/jobs

Yobongo is hiring software engineers. We're a small (<5) but growing team focused on creating a beautiful mobile communication experience. We are looking for people on both the front end and the backend. If you've ever stayed up late into the night trying to make an animation better or shave fractions of a second off of load time then we are the place for you. If you're interested in working with Node.js and NoSQL in production, we are the place for you too. And if you are a Sysadmin we are in desperate need of you too, EC2 experience is a plus!

We offer unique perks like Kindles and are moving into a brand new office space in Soma. If you want to get in on the ground floor of a startup shoot us an email at jobs@yobongo.com

modsearch 11 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA (on Castro) - Rails Developers
Listia Inc.

We're looking for some smart developers to help us build a better online marketplace!


nphase 11 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL

Tap Me - http://tap.me

We're a funded startup, sights on transforming the in-game advertising space. We're hiring all over the place, especially lower level engineers (C, C++), mobile developers (IOS, Android, j2me, etc), and API/devops guys.

Code we play in: IOS, Android, node, php/hiphop, and even some c#/XNA. Our team is comprised of former game developers, and our working environment is pretty incredible.

We'd especially love to hear from you if you're interested in low-level cross platform mobile development or big data problems. Bonus points if you're a gamer.

Email addr in my profile.

gnubardt 12 days ago 0 replies      
Boston MA, Seattle WA; Brightcove - http://brightcove.com/careers

We're a rapidly growing Online Video Platform with thousands of clients including the New York Times and Ticketmaster. In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the Brightcove player has been loaded over 9,000 times worldwide.

We're looking for frontend (HTML5 & flex) and backend (Rails, Java, Python, ingestion & video transcoding, reporting & analytics) software and QA engineers.

We're also looking for a Director of Engineering, DevOps engineers and Customer Support specialists.

There are open positions for Interns in Engineering and Marketing.

I work in engineering and love it! Send me an email (in profile, or brightcovecareers@brightcove.com) if you have any questions.

usaar333 12 days ago 1 reply      
PiCloud (San Francisco, CA) is hiring software engineers to develop its cloud computing platform.

Quick description: We allow developers, scientists, and engineers to leverage the power of the cloud with only a few lines of code. We do this by abstracting away individual servers, in favor of a simple language-integrated API.

We do extensive amounts of systems work, from scheduling algorithms to user sandboxing to bytecode introspection.

Apply @: http://www.picloud.com/jobs/

vibhavs 12 days ago 0 replies      
Maginatics, Inc.

Based in Mountain View, CA right next to the CalTrain station. (No remote.)

We are currently in stealth but looking for smart, hands-on developers with a strong background in algorithms, distributed systems, storage systems, security, and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) systems.

If interested, shoot me email: vibhav [at] maginatics [dot] com.

tednaleid 12 days ago 0 replies      
Minneapolis, MN

Bloom Health - a VC funded startup solving big issues with the health care/insurance system

pension : 401k :: employer provided health care : Bloom Health employer funded account, purchase your own health care

My team is looking to add a couple of people to do groovy/grails/redis/mysql/EC2 development http://gobloomhealth.com/jobs/groovy-grails-developer

Feel free to e-mail me directly, e-mail is in my HN profile.

dwiel 12 days ago 0 replies      
Durham, NC - Python/Ruby/front-end/back-end

PlotWatt (http://plotwatt.com/) We've just completed a round of funding and are looking to expand the team and scale our product. He have lots of interesting problems with large data sets, data visualization, game mechanics and user experience to name a few. We're current a team of 4 so you'll be getting in early.

We're greentech, cleantech and eco-geeky. We analyze smart meter data, pull out individual appliance usage patterns (without individual monitoring) and provide actionable advice to reduce energy costs and provide early warning on faulty/failing appliances.

paulrademacher 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View (by CalTrain)

Tasty Labs

Founded by joshu (Delicious), myself (HousingMaps), and Nick Nguyen, we're going to help people get stuff done. Small team, pre-launch, fully funded (USV, a16z, ...). A bit about us here: http://tcrn.ch/h1GiOd http://tcrn.ch/fTbQ9j

Our job requirement: you love coding and you love building products full of delight. We're huge fans of personal projects -- what do you build on your own time, from your own imagination?

Drop us a line at jobs@tastylabs.com

jiffylu 10 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Dailyaisle.com - www.dailyaisle.com

We are in the 500 Startups Summer accelerator class and are looking for talented front-end developers or designers. This is a great opportunity to join a startup at the ground floor and learn how to start and scale a company. Not to mention, you will be able to network with the 500 Startups mentors.

We are looking to hire both interns and full-time positions.

cheriot 12 days ago 1 reply      
OPOWER: Green start up that's beginning to mature. It's a great place for nerds that value work life balance and want to work on software that makes the world a better place.


SF & DC offices (both in excellent location, btw)
Java, Ruby, Scala, Mysql, Javascript, HTML5

H1Bs welcome.

cadr 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Blurb

Blurb lets people tell their stories - currently through print-on-demand books, but increasingly through other venues.

We are both established and growing like mad (we were #47 on last year's Inc 500). We have a great group of people and a lot of fun challenges in the year ahead. We just launched a bevy of new products (our iPhone app is in the 'new and notable section' section of the app store).

We are currently hiring for many positions - front end, Rails, iPhone, and more.


nradov 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Jose, CA

Axolotl (an Ingenix company) is hiring software developers, development managers, testers, and product managers to work on health information exchange and clinical messaging software.



justinsw 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA - local preferred but remote considered for right candidate, interns welcome

Solum (http://www.solumtech.com) is looking for software developers, mechanical engineers, and scientists to help with the development and deployment of our soil nutrient measurement technology. We're a Khosla Ventures backed company working to revolutionize agriculture by providing a quantitative, information-driven approach to farm management practices. Our first measurement systems are currently being deployed with our initial customers in California, Iowa, and Illinois, and we have a great need for good developers to help us build up our platform to manage and analyze the information generated by these systems.

This is a very technically challenging problem with a huge economic and environmental impact. If you are interested, feel free to contact me directly (white@solumtech.com) or email our jobs account (jobs@solumtech.com).

agranig 12 days ago 0 replies      
Vienna, Austria

Sipwise - http://www.sipwise.com

Sipwise develops and integrates open-source VoIP soft-switches for Europe's biggest Cable operators.

We're hiring full-time, on-site Perl developers and VoIP engineers, check http://www.sipwise.com/news/jobs/sipwise-is-hiring-perl-web-... and http://www.sipwise.com/news/jobs/sipwise-is-hiring-voip-engi... for details. If you need to relocate, we'll of course assist you in finding a nice place.

aschobel 12 days ago 0 replies      
Catch.com San Francisco - FT, Intern, Remote, H1B
We are looking for hackers to join our team in SOMA. We have a bunch of ex-Metaweb and Googlers hacking on:

  * Android / iOS
* JS (Google Closure)
* Python (Pylons)and MongoDB.

We have a crazy amount of users on Android. =)
Email me aschobel+hn@catch.com or http://catch.com/jobs

Joeri 12 days ago 2 replies      
Antwerp, Belgium.

Given the location I expect nobody to find their way to us via this comment, but hey...

Full time web dev job, PHP and ExtJS. We're a small team that decides its own destiny technology-wise. We work on a single product that's continuously developed, with lots of functional variety (there's plenty of non-CRUD work). Also, there's lots of opportunity for a developer to influence what they end up building.


We also have an opening for a Delphi developer, if we can find such a rare breed.

lanna 11 days ago 0 replies      
Full time remote Scala developers in Canada.

We are not looking for specific skills, but for people with great experience. Any good developer can learn the basics of a programming language or framework in a couple of days, but experience is something that takes years to build.

It is fine if you don't know Scala yet, but you have to be willing to learn it. Do some research and tell us what you have learned about the language, it will impress us.

We offer above market compensation, a flexible schedule, and you are allowed to work 20% of your time on open source projects. Telecommuting is welcome, but you have to be resident in Canada.

To apply, compile and run the following Scala code:

object ApplyTo extends Application {
val k = "gWU`UAXYjT[ig\\\\eBWca";
println(k map {c => (c - k.size).toChar toLower})

jquery 12 days ago 0 replies      
Trulia is hiring 40 engineers this year for frontend, backend, and mobile positions. We are profitable and provide great benefits/salary. Located in SOMA district of San Francisco. H1B candidates are welcome.


We're also hiring other positions in our organization, including design, product management, and sales: http://bit.ly/lb4SPy

ginkgoo 12 days ago 1 reply      
Boston, MA - Ginkgo BioWorks is a synthetic biology startup out of MIT that is offering programming internships to develop CAD tools and software to support our platform for genetic engineering of organisms:


keywords: INTERN, DNA hacker, biotech

thomd 12 days ago 0 replies      
Cambridge and Brighton, UK - Aptivate

We are an established organisation in the international development sector who are passionate about using technology for social good. The core of our work is in providing IT services to help others in the sector achieve their goals, which means things like; apps for health service surveying, tools for relief situation logistics, APIs for aid spending transparency (and much more). We also work as facilitators and trainers, often in country, to assist change and build local skills.

We're looking for skilled web developers (Python/Django) who are also interested in contributing at all levels of the organisation. For details see http://www.aptivate.org/job-web-developer, or email me at tomd+hn at aptivate.org if you have any questions.

jonkelly 12 days ago 1 reply      
Denver, CO (Lone Tree) - This or That (thisorthat.com) helps people crowd-source choices, keep up on controversial news and argue about Lil Wayne v. Eminem. We offer a competitive salary, health insurance, stock, & a strong belief in work/life balance. Funded via my previous exit. We are currently looking for:
- Engineers (Java/MySQL/EC2/Mongo/jQuery/Hibernate/Spring)
- Data Analysts / Statisticians

Apply via jobs@thisorthat.com (just tell us what you've done and why you might want to work with us)

phillytom 12 days ago 1 reply      
Conshohocken, PA - Monetate

We have fun problems at scale - real-time decision making plus web scale data. We have hired people from HN before and are always looking to meet new people.

We sell SAAS to internet retailers allowing them to test site content, target to visitor segments, and personalize web experiences.

Currently hiring for positions here: http://monetate.com/about/jobs/ - primarily product engineers, front-end developers.

We work primarily in Python and Javascript but are looking for talented engineers of any background who like solving new problems.

We are backed by First Round Capital and are growing quickly.

Please feel free to email me at tjanofsky at monetate.

ryanb 11 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - Tutorspree (YC W11)

We're hiring:
* PHP Developers
* Lead UI/UX Designer
* Hacker Interns


If you're interested please contact us : jobs@tutorspree.com

sethco 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco & Washington DC. Engineers, engineers in test, designers (we especially need visual and user experience designers!)

OPOWER is an energy efficiency & smart grid company working with utilities and their customers to help them save energy. We are fully funded with a great business and strong growth and it is also a fun place to work. Our core product is written in java; we use ruby for internal tools and test automation and for some new product initiatives.

http://opowerjobs.com, you can apply for interesting positions there or feel free to email me seth.cousins @ opower.com and I'm happy to answer questions and help you get through the recruiting inbox faster.

m0hit 12 days ago 1 reply      
Location Labs is hiring in Emeryville (East Bay).

We are a an extremely fast growing, profitable company building mobile and location based solutions for family safety. Currently we are working on mobile platforms that are already getting wide distribution through carriers.

We're looking for infrastructure and mobile engineers, as well as product managers for building new safety products and extremely scalable platforms such for spatial storage, location services, and remote device management for smartphones.

email me (address in HN profile), in case you want to know more about the kind of work, environment or other things.


jumby 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mesa, AZ or Redwood City, CA

I am hiring a junior to mid level PHP (ewww, people still use that?!) engineer to join my team of 7 developers. Frontend, backend or a mix of both - choose your own adventure on my team as we have a need for everything. LAMP stack. Medium sized and profitable company with interesting data sets, good benefits and engaging work.

REMOTE work is always a possibility. We have a number of full-time remote engineers and use Skype to communicate almost exclusively within the team.

A rather "HR" description:

fmavituna 12 days ago 0 replies      
REMOTE (HQ-London, UK) - .NET Developer

Will join to Netsparker (black-box web application security scanner) development team

thinkbohemian 12 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, Tx; Gowalla

Gowalla (http://gowalla.com/jobs) Ruby/Rails, and mobile devs. I started in August last year, and it's been a blast. You can read about it here (http://www.thinkbohemian.com/2010/08/31/first-day-at-gowalla...)

nagoo 12 days ago 0 replies      
Operations Engineer at ShowClix Ticketing
Pittsburgh, PA

ShowClix, a fast-growing, venture-backed Ticketing Company, is looking for an Operations Engineer to help us manage and scale our cloud based ticketing platform.

Learn more:

phunware 3 days ago 0 replies      
Phunware - Santa Ana, CA and Austin, TX (sorry, no remote)

Phunware is an enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure company that delivers high value, high utility and engaging mobile applications. Checkout our high profile apps at http://www.phunware.com

This is an opportunity to work with top talent in a rapidly growing area of mobile development with the newest mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, and Android as well as cutting edge server infrastructure required to support mobile apps. This person will have a hands-on role in developing programs from start to finish for large corporate brands with an experienced, successful and passionate
serial entrepreneur team.

Send resumes to hn@phunware.com

earthaid 11 days ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA - Ruby/Rails Engineers

Earth Aid ( http://earthaid.net ) is newly venture-backed by Point Judith Capital as well as strategic and angel investors who have built and scaled some of the most successful businesses today. We've been called "the killer app for energy efficiency" ( http://bit.ly/dZBy7q ) and our work has been featured in publications such as Mashable ( http://on.mash.to/hqyZqF ), TechCrunch, The New York Times ( http://nyti.ms/ayzLHb ), The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. We currently have small offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and we're now consolidating our presently distributed dev team and HQ into a brand new office opening in Boston/Cambridge in May!

We are looking for people who want to work on incredibly complex problems and come up with solutions that will change the world. This is an opportunity to not only work with a dynamic group of people, but also the opportunity to build a platform that's revolutionizing the way we look at energy consumption. We want the best and the brightest. People who work hard and play hard. People who want to make an impact. Why be a cog in the wheel when you can help steer the ship?

Learn more about our very competitive salaries, excellent benefits, cool culture, and small arsenal of office helicopter drones at: http://www.earthaidjobs.com, and send us an e-mail at jobs at earthaid dot net

techscruggs 12 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, TX - Ruby Programmer AcademicWorks - Scholarship Management in a SAAS environment.

We are working with a lot of cool technologies: Ruby 1.9.2, Rails 3.0.5, HTML 5, Jquery 1.5, Postgres 9.0, Redis 2.0 (yeah, yeah, yeah, we'll be upgrading 2.2 soon), Chef, AWS hosting and the list goes on ...

We are vigilante about getting the bullshit out of the way and doing what it takes to make coding fun.

We value passionate people, but won't sacrifice a healthy work/life balance.

We are an early stage, but funded and have more demand for our product than we thought!

Contact me if you would like to know more: aaron@academicworks.com

dhotson 12 days ago 0 replies      
http://99designs.com " Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco, CA

99designs is the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design. We connect passionate designers from around the globe with customers seeking quality, affordable design services.

We're looking for engineers, team leads, marketing, sales and support people.

Apply here: http://99designs.com/about/jobs

AntiRush 12 days ago 0 replies      
Game Closure - Palo Alto CA.

Have you built your own sweet HTML5 game? At Game Closure, we are building a cross-platform HTML5-based gaming SDK (iOS, Android, and browser for now). Shoot us an email at jobs@gameclosure.com.
We will pay for your travel if we want to interview you.
We are hiring for the following positions:
Game Developer: Experience building games and knowledge of javascript. Show us your games!
Platform Engineer: Deep expertise in some of the following - iOS, Android, WebGL/OpenGL, javascript, HTML5.
Network Engineer: Deep expertise in real-time networking technologies on the web.

jollaris 11 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY (Brooklyn)

Carrot Creative - http://carrotcreative.com/careers/

We're looking to hire in multiple full-time positions immediately. Carrot Creative is a new-media marketing agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in social media strategy, design and development. Our campaigns can range from iOS app development, web software, to platform applications (FB, 4sq, twitter, et all)

All applicants are strongly advised to work on-site in Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO neighborhood) - which usually isn't an issue as we think we provide a fun atmosphere which includes full kitchen, game room, kegerator and beautiful views of Manhattan, BK Bridge and Manhattan Bridge.

Our technology stack is project specific but looking for people with experience or interest in nearly all stacks. Our projects range from Ruby & PHP builds, iOS development, to front-end dev. Our preferred tech stack typically involves a framework of choice (Rails, Sinatra, Fuel, CodeIgniter) and fun supporting techs like Mongo, JQuery, nodejs, and anything else that might best serve our clients.

Full-time Positions include benefits and competitive salaries. We are currently looking for:

- iOS developers
- Sr. Web Developers
- Jr. Web Developers

Please check out - http://carrotcreative.com/

Questions - kyle@carrotcreative.com / @kylemac

topcat31 12 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA - SEOmoz are hiring 8 positions right now

Recently named top 10 places to work in Seattle, we're hiring both engineers and online marketing people. We have jobs to fit everyone! :)

chairmanK 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA
WeatherBill - http://www.weatherbill.com/about/careers/

WeatherBill is a technology startup based in San Francisco that helps people adapt to climate change. We protect businesses and consumers from the financial impact of adverse weather with automated weather insurance products that can be customized and purchased online. We leverage big data and powerful technologies to do really cool things, like running stochastic weather simulations at massive scale, automating high-volume insurance payments and financial risk monitoring systems, and providing web-based interactive data mashups for farmers to visualize how the weather has historically impacted harvests in their county and in nearby counties.

We raised $42 million in our most recent round of funding and are hiring 50 engineers and data scientists/quants to expand our success. We are looking for ambitious, talented people who set the bar high by example and play well with others. We believe in open collaboration, team-based product ownership, and fast agile development cycles. We offer competitive pay and incentive stock options, catered lunches, well-stocked selection of beverages, bike racks, dog-friendly environment, loft space with rooftop access, and a great location near South Park in the SOMA district of San Francisco.

Learn more and apply here: http://www.weatherbill.com/about/careers/. H1B and remote candidates are welcome.

Poleris 11 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA

LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/jsearch?keepFacets=&facet_COMPAN...

We're hiring everything from software engineers to salespeople.

If you're interested, my email is in my profile.

ayu 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Expensify - Engineering Generalists

H1B very welcome.

We're a small and super close family. Who should you be? Be fluent in at least two of the following: C++, mobile app dev, PHP, JQuery. Be smart, fun, and nice and want to change the world :-)

Bonus points for appreciation of lulz, and of electronic music.

App details are on the website, please give as much time with it as you'd like us to give you. Oh, and, let them know Ayumi sent you from HN.

chuckharmston 11 days ago 0 replies      
Washington, DC

Threespot - http://threespot.com

Threespot is a mid-sized digital communications agency that focuses on the do-gooding world: nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies. We're a tight-knit bunch of whip smart folks trying to do great things through our incredible array of clients, which includes: ACLU, Brookings Institution, Conservation International, Humane Society, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Park Service, Peace Corps, Planned Parenthood, and Smithsonian Institution.

In the technology department we're hiring multiple developers for two positions:

Front-End Developer: http://www.threespot.com/about/jobs/developer/

Web Software Engineer/Developer: http://www.threespot.com/about/jobs/sw-engineer/

Though we're open to candidates with all sorts of backgrounds, I think it's fair to say that we'd prefer backend folks with experience in one or more MVC frameworks, especially Django and Rails.

We're also hiring art directors, graphic designers, project managers, and more: http://www.threespot.com/about/

Cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@threespot.com

hundredwatt 12 days ago 0 replies      
REMOTE/FREELANCER - Boston, MA or remote

GaggleAMP is an exciting company that is committed to bringing a new paradigm to how companies and organizations will use social media.

We are looking for remote or local UX designers and Rails programmers to work on a freelance basis as we continue to build out our existing product and add new features.

Please send resume, portfolio, or GitHub link and a short introduction of yourself to jobs@gaggleamp.com

jonathanmarcus 11 days ago 0 replies      
New York or Anywhere in the US. REMOTE Welcome!

HiiDef owns and operates Flavors.me, which allows anyone to make a branded website using personal content from around the Internet, and Goodsie, which allows anyone to make a branded e-commerce storefront.

We are looking for a design-minded front-end developer with an extremely thorough understanding of Javascript, Django, jQuery, Jinja and cross-browser compatibility.

Please send code samples + resume to jonathan@hiidef.com


jbicket 12 days ago 0 replies      
Meraki / http://meraki.com / San Francisco
We are re-imagining how enterprise networking gear should work. We started with wireless and have moved into routers. We have a ton of customers (our website has case studies) but have a small, tight-nit engineering team.

I am looking for people that like building web uis
(javascript/ruby/scala), backend engineers, and firmware hackers. We have openings on the business side also. Email me if you're interested. I'm the CTO. jbicket@meraki.com

thakadu 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Jose, CA; San Francisco CA

Milo.com (acquired by eBay in Dec 2010)

We are looking for Machine Learning Engineers: http://milo.com/job-description?jvi=oxDBVfwq,job

We are doing some interesting projects involving
machine learning. In addition there are other areas
we are looking to hire in such as full stack engineers.
We are very Python heavy and a fun environment to work in.
Please apply via link or contact me directly.

douglasjsellers 12 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles (remote/H1B for the right fit) - Ruby on Rails Developers

Tired of just not doing evil and actually want to do GOOD? If so, check out @good worldwide (www.good.is). GOOD is a small startup in West Hollywood focused on building tools and relationships for people looking to push the world forward. We are currently looking for some super talented junior and senior software engineers to help us build out a a next generation social entrepreneurial-ship platform.
Interested? Email me at doug <at> goodinc.com

c4urself 12 days ago 0 replies      
Leidschendam / NL

We do Django/Python and .NET/MVC and are looking for a couple of full time developers.

email: jonathan@changer.nl

krallja 9 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA / REMOTE - Cheezburger, Inc.


My team is looking for an experienced ASP.NET/C# developer, but Cheezburger is also looking for a front-end web developer, product manager, visual web designer, and more.

markcunningham 11 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, Texas
Tippr - www.poweredbytippr.com

To apply, please send a resume to mark.cunningham@tippr.com

Tippr is a fast growing venture funded internet company that provides technology to help local merchants acquire new customers.
We are hiring passionate, dedicated and brilliant engineers to join the core engineering team. As part of the core engineering team you will work closely with the product team in a fast paced, challenging environment to help shape the technology landscape and culture of the core product.

Strong OO development background and deep experience developing enterprise software
- 3+ years of software engineering experience in Linux/Unix
- Extensive knowledge of open source technologies
- Experience writing software that communicates directly with 3rd
party software (payment gateways, automation scripts, API's)
- Ability to work with technical and non-technical teams, in an extremely fast-paced environment
- Self-motivated and reliable
- Strong UI design sense with the ability to adapt, take critical feedback, and execute quickly on tasks

Experience working with Python
- Knowledge of Django
- Experience or familiarity with cloud services (Amazon EC2 and S3,
Rackspace, Linode)
- Database experience a plus
- Previous start-up experience

mikepk 12 days ago 1 reply      
Boston, MA - Technologists / Python enthusiasts / "full stack" devs

Smarterer (http://smarterer.com) is looking for people to join our core technology team. http://smarterer.com/blog/jobs/software-developer/ We're addressing a very real pain-point from a unique perspective.

We're very early so joining now means you get to have a huge impact on the product, the company, the vision and the technology. There are lots of interesting product, algorithm, gaming, infrastructure and scaling challenges. We're using Python (not Django), but we're not language-religious. Anyone who loves web tech, big problems, big systems, design, products and programming might be a good fit.

We're also giving people who join our technology team a budget of $4001 to build their ideal dev environment (monitors, systems, mobile devices). http://smarterer.com/blog/2011/04/21/4001-ways-youll-help-us...

Sorry, no remote right now. The early core team needs to be local to really gel (just from my personal and previous startup experience).

if you're interested, email me: mikepk@smarterer.com

Penningtonjeff 12 days ago 0 replies      
philadelphia, PA, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - The Sr. Programmer/Quality Engineer within the Center for Biomedical Informatics will establish quality assurance as a core competency of our rapidly growing, entrepreneurial R&D software group. We're looking for a unique individual who is interested in moving beyond typical QA roles and responsibilities, someone who is driven to create new methods for testing complex biomedical software. This need is driven by translation of our successful research applications into clinical practice, and our software stack is well on it's way to open-source release. Our environment requires an experienced QA professional who considers writing code to be a big part of QA, so this hybrid position demands an individual with a balance of quality assurance engineering, advanced programming, configuration management, and performance benchmarking skills who can quickly apply this knowledge to define a “best path” for a variety of projects that use a wide variety of technologies.


zbrock 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Square (https://squareup.com/jobs)

We're going to change the way people pay. We've got some big backers (http://www.crunchbase.com/company/square), a bunch of really smart people and a product that people absolutely love.

Email me (zach -at- squareup.com), or apply through the site if you're interested.

pretzel 11 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK

Qubit digital - http://www.qubitdigital.com/join-our-team

We're looking to double the size of our company over the next 12 months. We're hiring senior and graduate software engineers in the next quarter, plus a whole bunch of other roles. We're not looking any skills in particular, just smart people.

Qubit Digital is a year-old company founded by 4 ex-Googlers. We're in the business of making company's websites perform better, by generating rule-based concrete advice.

We've a bunch of huge clients already, and are trying to keep up with growth! It's a busy time and you'll get thrown in the middle of bunch of AI work, doing cloud computing and presenting complex data to clients in a simple actionable manner.

It's a fun place to be (not just because we're in the middle of Soho), there's a bunch of perks for everyone and there's both strong leadership from above and freedom for everyone to do things the way they know best.

If you are interested, send an email to careers+yc@qubitdigital.com.

gsiener 12 days ago 1 reply      
New York, NY

Lead Front End Engineer @ Profitably.com

We just raised $1.1M, and we are looking to hire our 6th person. Our 3rd co-founder was UX & Visual Design. We couldn't take design more seriously, and we need someone that loves making design a js powered reality. We've got cash and equity for you if that's in your wheelhouse.

Profitably is business analytics, simplified. Email me with questions, more on the job at: http://jobs.37signals.com/jobs/8551

sgrock 11 days ago 0 replies      
Portland Oregon - AboutUs.org

We're looking for an Agile Software Developer and DevOps Engineer.

AboutUs Inc. is based in Portland, Oregon. Our website, AboutUs.org, was launched in 2006 and is now one of the most visited places on the Internet. Our team handles big data like no one else, yet there are just 12 of us working behind the scenes. You might be surprised to learn that we don't work 80-hour weeks. And you may wonder, “How do they keep such a massive ship afloat without drowning themselves in stress and sweat?” Answering, “Because this place is awesome” would be too ambiguous, so here's a summary:

    Highly selective hiring
An open, relaxed office atmosphere
Emphasis on collaboration
More windows than walls
Ping pong
Laughs and more laughs

If you want your work to be challenging and your days at the office to be enjoyable, AboutUs is the place for you. Thanks for considering us!

More info at: http://www.aboutus.org/careers

20after4 12 days ago 1 reply      
Los Angeles, CA (International / Remote telecommuters welcome)

DeviantART.com is hiring for many positions including:

* Network Ops
* MySQL Database Ops
* Web Developer

There are also openings for other positions at headquarters (LA) and our new Vancouver office. Get all the details over at the resumator page: http://deviantart.theresumator.com/

mikeytown2 12 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA - Datasphere http://bit.ly/ifL25z

We are a fast growing company who just opened it's second office in AZ (http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2011/04/18/dataspher...) that is in the hyperlocal news market. On the web/tech side we are looking to hire .Net, JAVA, NoSQL, UX, PM's & Drupal people. On the non web/tech side we have a wide range of jobs.

andrew311 11 days ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA (Cambridge)

Localytics http://www.localytics.com/jobs/

Full-time, Intern

We're a funded, revenue generating startup located just blocks away from MIT. Our business is mobile application analytics. Our positions offer competitive salary/equity. We are highly flexible on the ratio. Positions include:

* Back-end Software Developer " Big Data

We're built on Scala, MongoDB, Hadoop, and more. We're looking for a person to add to our data processing team. We process tons of data already, so you'll get to work on a team tackling true challenges of scale. There are lots of opportunities to grow into leadership roles as we build out the team.

* Front-end Software Developer " Ruby on Rails

We are looking for a talented software developer to build new customer-facing features and own the underlying code for our Ruby on Rails service UI. Ideally this person will become the point person for front-end development, so experience with project management is a huge plus.

jdorfman 10 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles, CA

NetDNA / MaxCDN - http://bit.ly/koPzGL

We're hiring a support engineer for our helpdesk team to make sure our customers are taken care of and happy. There is high customer contact through email, chat and phones, and the right candidate will have front-end web development experience, to help with implementation and to debug customer issues.

We (NetDNA/MaxCDN) are a Content Delivery Network (CDN) based out of Los Angeles and looking to hire a full time position in our home office. Valuable skills include knowledge of: PHP, HTML, Zend, and *nix.

You will work with a team and there is substantial opportunity for career growth as we continue to grow, you can apply here: http://bit.ly/koPzGL

shafqat 12 days ago 0 replies      
NewsCred - New York City

We're hiring information retrieval engineers and sales people. More here: http://platform.newscred.com/jobs.

We've created a single API for all the news in the world. We are backed by three top-tier VCs, have a product in the market and real revenues.

Lots of perks, plus unlimited vacations! Email me: shafqat at newscred dot com.

tariq 8 days ago 0 replies      
Toronto, Canada;
Kanetix - http://www.kanetix.ca

This month we're specifically looking for a developer with Java experience to work primarily on rating engines. You'd be working in a small team of 4 developers.

The majority of the work would be Java with some web development (our web stack: linux, apache, perl, oracle sql, memcached, html/css/js). An insurance background would be beneficial, but is not necessary.

Job posting: http://www.kanetix.ca/job-website-developer

darrennix 12 days ago 1 reply      
YC Summer 2011 Startup

Mountain View, CA

Web Developer

There's only three of us now -- you'll be #4! We're attacking a huge market in financial services and looking for someone to solve some interesting technical challenges. Our tech stack includes jQuery, Python, Django, PHP, CodeIgniter, Selenium, and Mechanize.

If you'd like to learn more about us, my email is on my HN profile.

bluelu 12 days ago 0 replies      
Trendiction is hiring in Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg).

Please see http://www.trendiction.com/ or http://www.trendiction.de/

We do distributed crawling, content/article analysis/extraction, and reporting through a multitude of sources (message boards, blogs, news, ...).

Please contact me (Thibaut Britz) t.britz@trendiction.com if you are interested.

bb_mn 11 days ago 0 replies      
Eau Claire, WI or Minneapolis, MN; Full time.

Cocoa Developer - iOS and Mac OS X

The JAMF Software (http://jamfsoftware.com) development team is looking for a Cocoa/Objective C developer to enable us to expand our Apple iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mac OS X client management, and customer-focused API and Extension framework capabilities.

JAMF Software is focused on helping the enterprise succeed with the Apple platform.

JAMF Software is a great place to work - customer focused, challenging and interesting work, comfortable environment, smart people, growing company, good benefits.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1557499

Stack Overflow Careers: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/11360/

garysieling 12 days ago 0 replies      
Philadelphia, PA (Blue Bell)

Wingspan Technology has a series of enterprise software products for integration between Sharepoint & Documentum. We're working on some big projects and growing. Mostly Java right now, but we're working on an iPad app as well.


gidgreen 12 days ago 0 replies      
Tel Aviv, Israel - Copyscape, the leading online plagiarism search engine, is seeking a senior software architect/developer.

Copyscape has millions of users worldwide and a strong online brand:


The candidate will work directly with the CTO and quickly receive a high level of autonomy and responsibility while working on strategic core development projects.

We value knowledge of web mining algorithms, search engine technology and scalable system architectures.

Experience with PHP, MySQL and assembly-style C also a plus, but we know the best developers can pick up new languages quickly.

Flexible working location and highly competitive pay for the right candidate. Full-time or part-time position to be paid on a consulting basis.

Contact Gideon Greenspan at: jobs-2011@copyscape.com

crizCraig 12 days ago 0 replies      
Scottsdale, AZ - SpyFu, Microsoft stack dev's. I just quit here to start my own company, but it's a good place to work and is still a startup atmosphere with around ten people.


malcolmong 11 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY
Skillshare: http://www.skillshare.com/careers

Skillshare is a small yet fast-growing NYC-based web startup that is working on creating a platform to learn anything, from anyone. Our mission is to flip the traditional notion of education on its head and revolutionize learning.

We're looking for Engineers / Developers to add to our Tech team.

Our technologies include: PHP (Yii), nginx & Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, CSS (SASS), jQuery, Amazon AWS.
Experience with Analytics and/or Recommendation Algorithms a plus.

You will have the opportunity to work directly with our co-founders, both of whom have worked at successful companies in the past, including: OMGPOP, Hot Potato (acq by Facebook), Behance, and Razorfish.

You may learn more about us here: http://bit.ly/kkFVZn

Contact: careers@skillshare.com

fpotter 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Looking for first engineering hire!

Pieceable Software is part of the current I/O Ventures class. We're building tools and services that make mobile developers' lives easier. We're also making mobile development accessible to a much wider, non-developer audience.

We just launched our first product, Pieceable Viewer --

Looking for an engineering generalist with great taste. We hop between web front-end, backend, and native mobile code. Sometimes we hop into Photoshop to make UI. We're using Cappuccino, Objective-C, some Java, and some Ruby, but we're not worried if you don't have experience in some of those as long as you're excited to pick them up!

Email me for more info -- fpotter@pieceable.com

oroup 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - VigLink, Product Manager, Senior Java Developer

VigLink is a content monetization company, assisting publishers to make more money from their site by capturing the value of outbound traffic from their site.

We use technologies like Hadoop, Cassandra, Nutch and Lucene. We're looking for full-stack developers ready to jump in on a high-volume low-latency bidding engine. Experience with real-time auctions, NLP and data mining are all pluses.

Work is in SF, looking for both interns and full time.

More info: http://www.viglink.com

Job descriptions:


Email me directly (oroup@) and please put "HN Job Post" in the title.

madebylaw 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA
Flywheel Networks is hiring full-time Ruby/Rails developers.
We are located near Union Square.

Checkout http://flywheelnetworks.com/jobs/web-developer for more info.

rory_k 9 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK

We're looking for a strong SQL Server Analyst Developer to join our small team. We're a young software company based in Shoreditch creating innovative software for the Legal and Financial sectors. I think it's a fantastic, varied and challenging role at a place that's fun to work. It's a 60/40 split between existing product analysis/implementation/support and new product development. Technical focus is SQL Server and C#.

If you're a fast learner, pragmatic, great at database development and data analysis, and able to communicate with clients as well as developers then get in touch with us at jobs@priorysolutions.com

no remote.

aaron_vernon 11 days ago 0 replies      
Melbourne, Australia - Two Bulls is looking for developers with skills in iOS, game and augmented reality development.

We have some really interesting projects coming up and are looking for individuals to join us on a contract basis with the possibility of transitioning to a full time position.

Our team gets excited about creating beautiful architectures, using meta-programming techniques and pushing the boundaries of augmented reality.

You will be developing iOS applications for some of the world's leading brands as well as our internal IP such as the award winning AR game Hidden Park. You will also have an opportunity to work with Python and Django.

If you are interested send your resume to jobs@two-bulls.com or visit our website two-bulls.com to find out more.

Be sure to mention that you are a Hacker News reader :)

araleius 12 days ago 1 reply      
Amazon is hiring in Seattle, WA.

My team (search experience) is hiring full time software engineers, qa engineers and technical project managers. Send me your resume at gmail if interested.

Many other positions: http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=239362011

goldiecheng 11 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles, CA - Senior Developer (Python / Django)
(Can be remote with some face-to-face meeting)

We are looking for a full-stack, senior web developer to help build a grand vision. Are you someone who can wear many hats and get things done? Looking for a hot startup in a huge market?

Lets talk if:
You are well versed in Python/Django/MVC, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX/JSON, & Linux environment
Expert level SQL(MySQL/ Postgresql), configuration management, Apache, Nginx, wsgi) and experienced with networks and script languages
You have experience building LAMP websites from wireframe through deployment
Love great User Experience, Scalability, Well- Structured Code, Encryption, Privacy and Security
Not intimidated by large amounts of data.
Comfortable with distributed GIT / Subversion

On the softer side:
You are in-tune with the latest and greatest technologies and platforms and are eager to keep learning more about them.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Good at project management, managing others and juggling your own priorities
Fun, Energetic, Hard-working and flexible

NOW is a great time to join the team and help lead development. This position can be Permanent or Contract and starts immediately. This position can be on-site (Los Angeles, CA) or remote (with some face-to-face meetings).

Who we are:
We a marketplace for healthcare with web-based tools and information for patients. Users on our site can easily schedule appointments online, receive electronic appointment reminders, get pre-negotiated discounts on fees and complete their medical history forms before they arrive at the doctor's office.

To apply, please respond with CV/resume with information on websites built, specific responsibilities, frameworks used, dates and the cost-to-complete

THANK YOU, We look forward to meeting you and being impressed!

andrew93101 12 days ago 0 replies      
Santa Barbara, CA: AppFolio inc.

Hiring for two positions: A front-end Javascript/CSS specialist, and for smart and versatile software engineer generalists comfortable working in many languages (today primarily Rails)

About AppFolio:
AppFolio is the fastest growing provider of online property management software. Our company was founded by a team of technology leaders with many years of experience developing Software-as-a-Service applications (previously created the GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting family of SaaS applications). We believe that a small group of passionate people can deliver extraordinary results. We believe in focus and know we can only do a few things really, really well. Our company is experienced, well-funded and built to last.

About the front-end specialist position:
You are someone who paints in structured DOMs and succinct CSS and who can appreciate the beauty of well engineered unobtrusive Javascript. You will work directly with our engineering team to build out user interfaces that are used millions of times each month and help to make people's lives a little bit better.

We are looking for people who are expert with:
CSS 3,
Javascript (and libraries like jQuery and Prototype),
Cross-browser testing of all the above,
Firebug and related web development tools.
If you have one or more of the skills below, even better:
Experience with Ext JS,
Experience with Ruby on Rails templates (ERB, HAML, etc),
Experience with SASS

About the Software Engineer positions:
AppFolio software engineers work to build scalable, robust and easy to use solutions to complex business problems. Delivering intuitive and responsive applications over the web requires us to solve both difficult engineering and product design problems.

AppFolio wants creative and independent engineers who are comfortable with a high degree of autonomy and an agile, collaborative work environment. If you are a smart, versatile software engineer with a desire to work with the following technologies, we'd love to hear from you:

Ruby on Rails,
iPhone (iOS) and Android development,
Apache Solr/Lucene search technology

To apply, please submit your resume to tech.jobs@appfolio.com.

takrupp 12 days ago 0 replies      
Jersey City, NJ - Constitution Group Hiring Recruiters

We're hiring recruiters for our quant trading division. Could work remotely. We'd definitely consider people coming from technical backgrounds, but you really have to be a self motivated person who is ready to be on the phones 2-4 hours a day. Very possible to make low six figures in the first year, but mid-six figures long term, but it is a commission based job.

To apply go here: https://constitutionportal.secure.force.com/FCMS__CMSLayout?...

StyleOwner 12 days ago 0 replies      
StyleOwner is hiring. Looking for a strong Ruby engineer.

This is a really great gig and HN is our preferred way to find great people (several are HN regulars).

Great project, great team, great compensation. And you get a Macbook Air. We're in San Francisco.

Email matt@styleowner.com for more info.

Aqua_Geek 12 days ago 0 replies      
Washington, DC - AKQA

We're looking for iOS developers. http://www.linkedin.com/jobs/jobs-Senior-Creative-Developer-...

thomaspun 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Mobile Application Lead. (intern, full time, H1B transfer OK)
Nowmov - YC W10, pandora for videos - looking for a lead engineer to build our first mobile app.
shahedkhan30 11 days ago 0 replies      
Anywhere in the United States - Intern, Part Time

ViaTask is changing how people do their errands. We want people to take the stress out of running their errands. Our iPhone application will make it easier for users to request errands they want done, and when they want it completed. Our application will connect those who need to run their errands, and those who are willing to complete other errands for a small fee.

We're looking for a talented Graphics Designer/Web Designer who has a powerful background and portfolio.

We're still a small group, getting a demo of our product ready so we can pick up funding in June.

Please send your questions and resumes to: contact@viatask.com

tapperg 11 days ago 0 replies      
Menlo Park, CA. Looking for Engineer/ technical co-founder.

ShoppTag - shopptag.com

We are:
ShoppTag. ShoppTag is a SLOMO (social/local/mobile) commerce platform. We're doing some very interesting things"technically and businessly. We're Greg, Umair, Dave. Greg is a successful CEO/ serial entrepreneur (builder of 2-time “Inc 5000” company, etc.) with a clear vision and super leadership skills. Umair is a brilliant Product Manager who's getting our MVP out the door, so people can actually see what we're doing. Dave is our web guy. He's ultra smart too.

We won 1st Place at Lean Startup Boston challenge, in March 2011.

We're focused on “mobile consumer retail commerce”, because it's the biggest market anywhere. The opportunity for mobile retail makes us downright giddy. And our technology plans are so exciting, you'll say, “wow, that's really cool, can I get involved too?” Yes, and if you join us now, you'll get a good chunk of equity ownership also.

We have lots of investor interest and we're currently raising capital (Series A) to build out our platform & team.

You are:
A rockstar engineer, co-founder caliber. You see the potential for mobile (ie, it's not just a phone dummy, it's the personal sensor for the offline world, capturing all sorts of really valuable data). You're equally bright, highly motivated, idea-driven. And you know how to get things done. You're ready to do something big. You want to develop super interesting technology. You want to be part of an A-level team. And you eventually want to make a sh*tload of money.

Big ideas, big technology, big money potential. What more could an engineer ask?

Send Greg an email at: tapperg@gmail.com . Tell us something interesting about yourself.

steilpass 12 days ago 0 replies      
Adcloud - Cologne, Germany

Currently PHP, Node.JS, Frontend: See http://adcloud.de/jobs/
(English speaking welcome.)

shahedkhan30 11 days ago 0 replies      
Anywhere in the United States - Intern, Part Time

ViaTask is changing how people do their errands. We want people to take the stress out of running their errands. Our iPhone application will make it easier for users to request errands they want done, and when they want it completed. Our application will connect those who need to run their errands, and those who are willing to complete other errands for a small fee.

We're looking for a talented Graphics Designer/Web Designer who has a powerful background and portfolio.

We're still a small group, getting a demo of our product ready so we can pick up funding in June.

Please send your questions and resumes to:

dan_manges 12 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL - Braintree

Hiring Ruby developers, COO, and customer support


checkoutmygenes 11 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA

23andMe - https://www.23andme.com

23andMe was founded to empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research. The members of 23andMe have come together because we believe in the combined potential of genetics and the Internet to have a significant, positive impact.
We are looking for software engineers, dba's, systems engineers, and bioinformaticians to help develop our industry-leading personal genome service.


mikep at 23andme

tk999 11 days ago 0 replies      
I just started a forum to discuss tech startup. If you looking for cofounder, programmer, graph designer, you can post it at: http://www.techstartup.info/viewforum.php?f=13
bijanv 12 days ago 0 replies      
Toronto, ON

EventMobi is looking for front-end engineers excited about mobile development and pushing the boundaries of mobile web app performance.

Who are we? EventMobi is changing the way attendees experience events, conferences, tradeshows, and festivals. From social gaming to attendee networking, we're revolutionizing the way smartphones are being used at live events. With happy customers from around the world, we're looking to build on our success and truly offer the best web apps available to event organizers.

Have a look at our job posting for more information! http://www.pophire.com/jobs/view/2yp/b3

ealize 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Mateo, CA: Oodle inc.

We are looking for software engineers at all levels to create new features for our classifieds search product. Platform engineers work on a wide variety of front-end, middle-tier, and back-end components in a variety of languages, within a Linux environment.

We offer a competitive salary and equity options for all full-time employees.

Apply online - http://www.oodle.com/info/jobs/#engweb

maxaf 12 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY (Midtown East, FT on-site) - Novus is hiring software engineers to work on our real-time financial analytics platform. We use Scala, Akka, MongoDB, and generally stand on the shoulders of giants. E-mail if interested: max at novus dot com
jeffremer 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Flite is a well-funded five year old San Francisco-based startup. We make self-service tools for creating mobile web apps, widgets, and next-generation advertisements.

Our platform serves millions of users and almost one billion impressions monthly.

We have over 20 open positions, half of those in engineering - including:

  * AS2/AS3 developers
* Back-end and front-end Java engineers (all levels, junior to lead)
* JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 experts
* QA, Automation
* Interns

See our full list of open positions here: http://www.flite.com/careers

eekfuh 11 days ago 0 replies      
South Jordan, Utah

Looking for Kernel Developers, Linux Systems Developers, PHP/UX Developers and a GD/UX Lead.


vikas5678 12 days ago 0 replies      
Redwood City, CA - Full time positions for Java and JavaScript programmers.

I work at Strongmail systems and its a really fun place to work. We are a very profitable email and social media marketing company and we're sequoia funded.

Please email me at vikas5678@gmail.com.

petekoomen 12 days ago 0 replies      
Optimizely (YC W10) is hiring Software Engineers. We're a still-small startup with quickly growing revenues and customer base. We're solving hard problems and we're a blast to work with. Come talk to us! jobs@optimizely.com
pwalsh 11 days ago 0 replies      
Boulder, CO or Bozeman, MT

RightNow Technologies - http://www.rightnow.com/

We are looking for talented individuals for an open Senior Frontend Cloud Engineer position at a fast growing, fast paced cloud services company.

At RightNow, our mission is to Rid the World of Bad Experiences. Our cloud-based customer experience suite empowers companies to provide high end customer support via online interactive chat, web, email, phone, facebook and twitter. We power the customer experience for large organizations like Nikon, Orbitz, Tivo, Sony and more and we manage interactions with more than 8 million customers every day.

This is an opportunity to work with an agile team of creative individuals who are involved in cutting edge cloud technology within a successful, fast growing company. We're looking for web developers who know web technologies inside and out and write clean, well-designed, readable and elegant code.

If this is you, prove it by submitting your resume using our github application: http://github.com/rightnowtech/rnt-webdev-application.

For a full list of open positions at RightNow and more traditional resume submission, please see our careers page: http://www.rightnow.com/company-careers.php

brett1211 11 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY

Sonar- http://sonar.me/

Sonar shows you how you are connected to other people nearby. We are venture-backed are about to launch. Get in early.

We're hiring mobile client developers (Android or iPhone), server-side developers (both back-end and front-end), and designers.

We currently use Ruby, MongoDB, and Sencha but are committed to using the best tool for any job.

We'd love to hear from you. Shoot me an email with DEVELOPER or DESIGNER in the subject.


one-man-bucket 11 days ago 0 replies      
Atex, Stockholm, Sweden.

We're hiring people to R&D and professional services to our development office in Stockholm. You'd be working on our web CMS system that's used by a bunch of huge newspapers all around the world. Main programming language is Java, but there is a lot of javascript in the mix as well. Objective-C would also be a plus.

Need to speak swedish for the Stockholm positions. I think they are hiring in other parts of the world as well.


sixwing 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA (Mission); Fulltime

Singly - http://singly.com/#!/hiring

Singly is fostering the Locker Project (http://blog.lockerproject.org/), building out open source components and protocols, and a range of platform services to deliver new personal data solutions. We're looking for engineers passionate about personal data, services and identity to join the team and create something awesome.

Drop us a line via the site, or contact rand AT singly.com.

trimbo 12 days ago 0 replies      
Groupon, in Chicago and Palo Alto.


ablerman 11 days ago 1 reply      
San Francisco, CA

Presence TeleCare ( http://www.presencetelecare.com )

We are looking for a full stack developer to join our team.
Relevant technologies are Python >> Django and Javascript >> JQuery.

We're fundamentally changing the way special education services are delivered. Our service combines an innovative web platform with a skilled distributed workforce to help challenged learners excel.

Email me directly.

lancer383 11 days ago 0 replies      
Somerville, MA (just outside of Boston)

Velir - http://www.velir.com/

.NET, Ruby on Rails, and data visualization-centered firm in Davis Square, Somerville. We do work for many large nonprofits, and are looking for web developers, project managers, and analysts.

Send me an email with any questions at patrick.harrington@velir.com, or see our Contact page at http://www.velir.com/contact/index.shtm

nwilkens 12 days ago 0 replies      
Monroe, MI - http://www.mnxsolutions.com

Linux System Administrator

We have a great team of experts, and work on exciting projects in the community. We are rapidly expanding, and are looking for our next core team member.

If you are in the area (Toledo OH, Detroit MI), send your questions, resume and salary requirements to hr@mnxsolutions.com. We would love to talk.

Feel free to give us a call and stop in for a chat.

US based only, remote work is possible for the right candidate.

Nick W.

x5315 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA " Twitter.


contekst 12 days ago 0 replies      
Cary / RTP NC

Phonebooth/Bandwidth - www.phonebooth.com

We are looking for software engineers to work on our VoIP platform, UI and IT back office systems. We are a small team, all contributions have a huge impact.

We primarily use Erlang and Javascript for development. If you are interested in using these languages to solve interesting problems, please apply. Experience with Erlang or Javascript is a bonus, but not required.


rapidblue 10 days ago 0 replies      
Helsinki, Finland

Software Developer / Linux administrator

RapidBlue Solutions is the Nordic leader in indoor consumer intelligence and analytics solutions. Our proprietary consumer movement analytics services provide a strong foundation for consumer targeted business to understand their consumers and create substantial new revenue streams from their consumers to advance their competitive position.

We are now looking for a junior developer / linux administrator into our growing team. If you have experience and are interested in working with LAMP environment, you might be the correct person for us.

We expect you to:
- speak and write in English
- have some experience as a developer (school projects, hobby, prior work experience)
- have Linux server administration experience

We offer you:
- a possibility to work in a start-up company

Please send your application to:
jobs@rapidbluesolutions.com with subject: I'm the bulb where is the LAMP?

The job can be anything from a summer trainee to a full-time position.
If you do not have prior work experience please include a description of your school / hobby projects.

mmjobs 9 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, TX - Full Time

Mutual Mobile - http://www.mutualmobile.com

Mutual Mobile provides consulting, design, and development services for companies who need to develop best-of-breed mobile applications. Our highly specialized team of over 130 people is made up of the world's foremost experts in mobile. We boast a roster of clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Mutual Mobile may have a laid back atmosphere " typified by our renovated Victorian style workplaces " but we expect the best from our team. To put it succinctly, we're a passionate group that lives and breathes mobile.

We're hiring mobile developers (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) as well as server developers (Django / Python). Visit our jobs page http://www.mutualmobile.com/jobs/ for more information.

abreckle 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Visual.ly is hiring front and back-end developers with experience in the following: Python/Django/MongoDB, Javascript/jQuery/Backbone.js.

Check out our launch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiVKfNeRbPQ
Apply online: http://visually.jobscore.com

amac 12 days ago 0 replies      
Repost from remote thread: Posted previously on hiring threads and received a good response from the HN community. Needless to say, still looking for someone to help with my project to catalog every product in existence.

It will be a non-profit service however I'd like to build for profit tools around it if possible. E-mail is in my profile.

grourk 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco -- Dropcam (https://www.dropcam.com/jobs)

Full time, summer interns.

adjohn 11 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA / Tokyo, Japan / Barcelona, Spain

Midokura - http://midokura.com/careers.html is looking to grow our international team! We are working on network virtualization technology, and need some more hardcore infrastructure engineers to help us grow! Now's an awesome time to join the team.

Any Questions: adam@midokura.com

spradels 12 days ago 0 replies      
Cyan (Petaluma, CA)


email: jobs@cyaninc.com

We have openings for software engineers in Petaluma, Vancouver, and Dallas with options for remote work.

You'll have the opportunity to work with Python, Django, Cassandra, RabbitMQ, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), HTML5, and WebGL on small team in a fast-paced environment.

CptMauli 11 days ago 0 replies      
Munich, Germany, Full Time

TH4 SYSTEMS - http://www.th4-systems.com

We develop tank farm management software and more.

We are looking for a versatile individual with a strong Java background. If you have any background in automation that would be a big plus (but it is no requirement).

You can drop me a line at jobs@th4-systems.com

keypusher 11 days ago 0 replies      
Waltham, MA

Hitachi Data Systems: http://www.hds.com/corporate/careers/

Private Cloud / Enterprise Data Storage - Former startup (Archivas) looking for Python developers for automated testing and Java developers with DB experience. Open source stack and great environment. Competitive salaries.

JamesDB 12 days ago 1 reply      
London, UK - Lead Developer

Looking for a full-time developer to work on the next stage of www.carbuzz.co.uk, which will facilitate new car buying online. We've had offers of investment from a number of sources and are looking to get things built quickly. Tech - Ruby or Python/Django. Market rate pay plus equity.

Please contact: jobs@carbuzz.co.uk to find out a bit more.

cibot 12 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA -- full-time engineers, H1B welcome (we sponsor/transfer visas)

VideoGenie (http://www.videogenie.com) is the industry leader for
customer-generated videos. We empower companies to easily gather,
manage, publish and analyze videos created by real people. By tapping
into their customers' passion, VideoGenie gives unrivaled authenticity
to their brand.

We are located in Palo Alto, California, funded by former Google CEO
Eric Schmidt, and our growing client list includes President Obama,
Levi's, and Intuit.

We're looking for awesome backend/systems engineers to help us scale
our infrastructure and continue building search & analytics. We're
currently at 7 employees (4 dev) so you'd have a huge impact right
away. Find out more about the team and the job here:

s0urc3 12 days ago 0 replies      
Orem, UT. Java web application developer

Xactware is seeking Java web application developers. A knowledge of JavaScript, and SQL would be useful; knowledge of Spring is a plus.

Apply at: https://jobs-verisk.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCom...

nosh 12 days ago 0 replies      
10gen is looking for people to work on MongoDB
suliali 11 days ago 0 replies      
Downtown San Francsico. TinyCo: http://tinyco.com/jobs.php

1. We make games for mobile devices like the iPhone and Android!

2. We're a Andreessen Horowitz funded startup, Marc Andreessen is on our board.

3. We're hiring in every role imagine-able!

dscape 12 days ago 0 replies      
MarkLogic, San Carlos


( if you always wanted to be part of the database revolution, and you had enough with tables and rows )

dh0913 12 days ago 0 replies      
Know about web hosting? Want to work from home for a fast growing, very successful web hosting company that's committed to providing quality customer service? Check out A Small Orange.

We're hiring web designers, Linux system administrators, technical support folks, and more.

Benefits include competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, ability to work from home, lots of paid time off, paid time off to do community service, and much more.

Details and application instructions: http://jobs.asmallorange.com/

Questions - jobs@asmallorange.com

(When contacting us / applying, mention you heard about our openings on HN.)

obfuscate 11 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA: Quixey (dev/QA/UX, full-time or intern)

http://www.quixey.com/about, http://www.quixey.com/jobs

Quixey is a small startup (private beta, immediately pre-launch) building a search engine for apps across all platforms (mobile, web, desktop, and otherwise). We're looking primarily for engineers to work on everything from front-end JS to infrastructure, as well as a QA lead and UX designer. Experience with our tools (Python 3, jQuery, MongoDB, EC2) is good, but not as important as intelligence and eagerness to learn.

Email: jobs@quixey.com

brugidou 12 days ago 2 replies      
Paris, France - Criteo

Any engineering position, no need to speak french (english is enough). (no remote, interns accepted)

Tech stack: C# .NET, Memcache, SQL Server, Hadoop/Pig

We look for any sort of profile from mathematicians to system administrators.

m03ppp 11 days ago 0 replies      
Placement24, Cologne, Germany, full-time, onsite, web developer for frontend and python backend:


jotango 11 days ago 0 replies      
Berlin, Germany

wooga is the 4th largest developer of Facebook games with over 4 million daily active users. We work with small, agile teams building great games. All teams get to choose their own technology: Ruby, Erlang, Redis etc.

Some of our open positions:

* Backend Software Engineers (Junior and Senior)

* Flash Developers

* Game Designers

* Game Artists

* Business Analysts

Our jobs pages: http://www.wooga.com/jobs/

Sorry no remote work, we believe in one office one studio development.

jblow 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Thekla, Inc is hiring good video game programmers to work on unusual and very interesting games.

See http://the-witness.net/news/?p=815

yawniek 11 days ago 0 replies      
zurich, switzerland

devops engineer. swiss website with most uniques. international team. need to have excellent linux knowledge and python or ruby knowledge

YoavShapira 11 days ago 0 replies      
HubSpot (www.hubspot.com) is hiring. Jobs are listed at http://jobs.hubspot.com/ and we're an awesome place to work.
splunker 12 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, Cupertino, Seattle
Splunk is hiring: http://www.splunk.com/view/careers/SP-CAAAAGG
Server engineer, QA engineer, Windows engineer, Frontend UI engineer, Cloud, Intern, and much more. 50+ positions.

Splunk offers attractive compensation and excellent benefits including pre-IPO stock, H1B, ...

philc 11 days ago 0 replies      
Ooyala in Mountain View.
psota 11 days ago 0 replies      
Cambridge, MA - Panjiva (http://panjiva.com) is changing the way companies do business across borders. Hiring in engineering (frontend UI/UX; backend data mining/ops) and business (marketing, sales, etc.). See http://panjiva.com/jobs.
cmullins70 12 days ago 0 replies      
Houston, TX. Alert Logic (alertlogic.com)

We are fast growing SaaS Security Software Vendor working in innovative technologies. You need to be willing to run fast and work at the top of your game.

Over 100 positions available currently:

lefterris 12 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View (next to Caltrain station)
TrialPay is a transactional advertising company processing payments for Facebook, Zynga, Fandango, EA and hundreds more.
blinkymach12 12 days ago 1 reply      
New York City, NY

Fog Creek Software - http://www.fogcreek.com/jobs/

We help developers make better software.

andyskip 12 days ago 0 replies      
Notting Hill, London, UK - PHP developers, interns welcome, needs to be on-site - http://www.made.com

made.com are looking for inventive and inquisitive PHP coders to come and help us build cool stuff on top of Magento PE. In the pipeline: native multivariate testing, bespoke tracking and user segmenting, performance enhancements, integration with OpenERP. Possible experimentation with node.js for real-time stuff coming up, and any experience with cloud based infrastructures will help a lot! Scrum, XP, TDD, Selenium - if these things make you happy, we'd love to speak to you

Apply to andy@made.com

funkyboy 8 days ago 0 replies      
No one offering some remote position ?
milestinsley 12 days ago 1 reply      
London, UK - Junior Rails Developer

We're a startup who build business software. Our web app, ClaimAble, is for insurance claims management. It runs on Rails and MongoDB and we're looking for a kickass Rails developer to help us out. It would be ideal if you're a mean Ruby-coding-machine, but even better if you have an interest in the business development and creative side of things too!

For more info and application details:

London based is preferred, although we'd consider a remote position for the right person.

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