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4 points by true_religion  54 minutes ago   2 comments top 2
rajdroid 6 minutes ago 0 replies      
I will take it I'm creating results notification system for my college. It would be great for me
fatalerrorx3 46 minutes ago 0 replies      
I did just get access to the Etrade API...hmm, I'll take it lol
Show HN: Check out my new blog on software development.
4 points by AncoraImparo  4 hours ago   2 comments top
codegeek 3 hours ago 1 reply      
Ask HN: Where are all the programming jobs?
61 points by AncoraImparo  12 hours ago   66 comments top 26
kator 11 hours ago 2 replies      
Not sure how to answer this without saying "contact me".

Let me try hard to add something of value while also saying "contact me, my customers are hiring high-scale, low-latency, C coders by the dozens". :)

I started coding in C 30 years ago when we had machines with 768k of memory and processors that have less power then the cpu in the elevator in my building.

I have a theory that as cpu power, ram and other resources have scaled to amazing levels more and more problems can be solved with higher level languages without the need to eek every single cpu cycle or byte of ram out.

  "We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time;
premature optimization is the root of all evil"
-- Donald E. Knuth

I think it's perfectly fine to approach many problems with PHP, ASP.NET, Python or any number of solutions as long as the problem is solved in a way that meets the requirements. Not every problem needs to handle millions of queries per second at the lowest latency and best cost possible. The speed from "problem" to "solution" can be many times faster offsetting the potential cost of running a couple extra servers to soak up the inefficiencies of the system.

That said in my field of work we see 40 Billion transactions daily with Million query per second spikes. In that world you can't afford to deploy 10,000 servers running a nice django server. You need to dive deeper and deeper, ending up with front-line servers written in C and optimizing with non-locking data structures and sweating over memory fences and cache lines. This however is a rare slice of the total problem set that programmers have to face every day.

IMHO it's the power curve of cpu power and resource availability that creates a wider and wider gap between low level, low latency, high scale programmers and many programmers who "get stuff done" perfectly fine every day of the week.

I have posted before on HN about the strange patterns that are emerging around the shift to "post-desktop" era, and this trend is also another topic of interest to me. I have to wonder as Moore's law levels out who will be contributing to solutions solved with 1,000's of cores on a chip and all the problems associated with adapting problems to massively parallel architectures.

I guess my answer is: Look harder, there are lots of low-level, high-scale jobs out there.

borlak 11 hours ago 1 reply      
I assume you'd be interested in startups if you've come to hacker news, so my simple answer would be "San Francisco."

I don't know why you don't consider web development a 'programming' job. My favorite language is C and I develop in it for my own projects, but I've had just as much challenging work in designing PHP applications.

I've interviewed at several startups that had very difficult and interesting challenges -- and working in Java, Hadoop, etc. So I either don't understand what your real problem is, or you aren't looking hard enough.

Also you might consider mobile development, as Java/C++ can still be quite heavy there -- although, things seem to be moving towards multi-platform frameworks such as Adobe Air / Corona / PhoneGap etc.

redthrowaway 9 hours ago 0 replies      
The sexy, talked about jobs are all in web and mobile development. If you want "real programming" jobs, look to the old, staid companies that make B2B software. I interned at Ericsson and the vast majority of development was done in C, C++, and Java. They wrote control software for network devices, and it was really interesting stuff to work on. You might find that in the infrastructure divisions of Google or Amazon, but it's almost all you'll find at companies like Ericsson.
frozenport 11 hours ago 1 reply      
This feels like nonsense. Some C/C++ jobs I have seen people get in the last year. Notice that these require some low level internals knowledge and posix experience.

Maybe you have too much experience in the other roles, and your pay grade experience level corresponds to glorified web development?

You should apply to
Goldman Sachs who are a Java shop. I think the Chicago CME group also does C++. An enumerable number of hedge funds do C++.

mgkimsal 11 hours ago 2 replies      

Even many of these will have a web component to it, because... there's a lot of business processes moving to the web as a delivery mechanism.

Funny you consider Java as a 'native' language. To the extent some of those jobs may be being done outside of the US, it might be for economic reasons - senior level C developers may be too expensive in the US to have lots of them. I suspect, however, it's more a case of not having enough for them to do relative to software higher up the stack.

You're living in a bubble working at the NYSE; few employers have needs that are time-sensitive enough to be measured in microseconds, nor do most employers have billions of dollars being exchanged every second.

wglb 10 hours ago 1 reply      
I would suggest Chicago. I have always felt that, from a jobs-available point of view, Chicago is broader and deeper than most places in the country, including New York. Technology jobs run the range of high-frequency trading jobs where C isn't always fast enough to insurance giants like Allstate, who when I last checked, had about 1000 IT-related jobs, a very large chunk of them in programming. Financial modeling, data warehouses. Lots of Java, .net, some C, some C++, Ruby, Rails.

While the startup scene in Chicago is not quite what it is on the west coast, there is some of that in place. Lots of former startups like 37signals, Groupon, kCura. And don't forget my buddies over at matasano for top technological challenges.

geofft 7 hours ago 0 replies      
If you're specifically interested in leveraging your background in finance, there are tons of algorithmic trading firms that are doing C/C++/Java work with zero Rails in sight.

In general, there are plenty of things involving little web development. There aren't many companies that have zero web development at all these days, but there are plenty of roles / divisions at these companies that don't involve working on the web stuff. My employer (MokaFive, see the previous hiring thread) has me doing Linux packaging and integration work and hardware enablement, crypto, filesystems, mobile development, etc. (Yes, that is a ton of things; see also, we're hiring.) Google and VMware, mentioned elsewhere in the thread, have tons of roles that don't touch the web. Most hardware manufacturers want driver developers. Apple is doing a bunch of compiler work, a bunch of OS development work, and so forth. Microsoft isn't killing desktop Windows and Office anytime soon (and the online version of Office is certainly not "glorified web development", if by that you mean CRUD apps in Rails). And so on and so forth.

These roles exist by the bucketload in the Bay Area, in Boston, in New York, etc. etc. I'm pretty confused why you're not finding them.

melling 11 hours ago 1 reply      
I keep a list of startup-ups for NYC.


andymoe 10 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm pretty sure my employer does not just do "glorified web development" though I'd suggest you lose the attitude when you get here. The glorified web programmers have us surrounded and there are plenty of good ones ;-)


mbreckon 11 hours ago 2 replies      
I can't comment for the US as I'm based in the UK but I have been thinking about this problem from a recruitment point of view as I muse on long term directions for the company I work for.

I work developing applications in the engineering and CAD/CAM space for which we need engineers who understand vector maths and 3D geometry, memory/processing tradeoffs, multi-threading, C++ (for low-level and cross-platform components) and most importantly the ability to think in terms of systems and complex interactions between sub-systems.

I don't see this changing, yet the number of developers on the market in these sorts of roles is decreasing (especially at entry level) and the cost of employing those remaining seems to be increasing significantly.

greggman 10 hours ago 2 replies      

We're always hiring. The Chrome team does lots of C++. The Android team does lots of Java. I believe the docs backend and the g+ backend are mostly Java though I've never seen them. I'm sure other teams use Java and C++ as well.

They have offices in NYC. No need to relocate ;-)

For tips see

niggler 10 hours ago 0 replies      
"Where in the world are all the C / C++ and Java roles that used to be available in America?"

You are probably looking in the wrong places. There are plenty of C++/C/x86 jobs both in new york and elsewhere. A few places to look are in quantitative finance (especially low latency trading), gaming (companies like id software are pushing the line), hardware (nvidia etc hire lots of low level programmers) and engineering (there are still fortran jobs available)

also: you should put your email in your profile ...

Symbol 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Lots of game development shops use C/C++ as that's the prima lingua for today's consoles, and is native to iOS/Android as well. The games space is rapidly shifting, so there's interesting stuff emerging from the chaos.
If you are willing to come to Boston, I'm happy to talk more about opportunities.
asher 11 hours ago 0 replies      
If you want a funded startup, you could start here:


If you want a big company, Google and Yahoo use a lot of C++ and Java.

My last two groups at Yahoo, before leaving for a startup, were C++ and Java.

Good luck in your quest!

huhtenberg 9 hours ago 1 reply      
> It has gotten so bad that there are literally thousands of employers moving to Europe to in order to get hold of programmers who develop code for these native languages.

Care to elaborate? How did you arrive to this conclusion?

watty 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Where are you looking? I find it hard to believe you can't find any non-web programming positions, they're around. A quick search on monster.com shows thousands of them in America.
dahumpty 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Most systems companies (e.g., networking, storage) do development in C/C++/Java. Have you checked 'em out?
arikrak 4 hours ago 0 replies      
There are over 30,000 jobs listed on SimplyHired with "Java" in the title.
duiker101 11 hours ago 1 reply      
I know you are looking in the USA but i'd like just to point out that in Cambridge UK there are many many ,well paid, programming jobs, because it seems there is quite a lack of programmers but there are many companies!
redwood 10 hours ago 0 replies      
There are probably some on offer in Silicon Valley :) Probably many in fact. Are you in NYC now? or not in the US yet?
craftman 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I suggest you to move to Erlang. This is the best platform to create great systems (including web, but not only) and allowing skilled professional programmers to express their full potential.
joshbuddy 10 hours ago 1 reply      
At Leap Motion we're doing some pretty bad ass C++. If you're serious, and see any good fits, feel free to email me back. jhull is the name part of my email address :)
keefe 9 hours ago 0 replies      
java is still the biggest demand out there

just note that sponsoring an H1B is a complicated and at least reasonably costly and ask yourself, who is going to be willing to do that? Probably a more established company vs a startup, so checkout crunchbase for Series C funding and checkout the large software companies based in silicon valley.

otherwise just do the normal stuff check SF craigslist to start, dice.com and find speciality boards in your areas of interest (e.g. kdnuggets board for ML)

Rimpinths 10 hours ago 1 reply      
BATS Exchange in Kansas City is hiring C++ programmers. Needless to say, your background would be ideal.


profchaos 9 hours ago 0 replies      
I actually just left the stock exchange myself. And as mgkimsal mentioned, "You're living in a bubble working at the NYSE." Work outside can be much more diverse, even if it is just web programming. Depending on what you were actually working on there (though lets be honest, its all pretty bad at NYSE), I imagine you're focused on one tool or app that is running off legacy code and magic.

That said, if you're interested in staying in the financial industry, I'd suggest looking here, particularly if your interested in trading algorithms: http://jobs.efinancialcareers.com The finance industry has demand for Java and C, and I imagine that they would be more able to support your visa status, although I haven't had experience with that myself. As soon as I posted my resume here, I started getting calls. They will love the fact that you're resume says NYSE on it, even if you didn't go anywhere near trading code.

jfisk87 9 hours ago 0 replies      
agreed with the rest, tons of these jobs are in SF. Mobile development is also huge and salary on the rise if thats your thing.
What do you put at the beginning of your resume?
5 points by Kluny  9 hours ago   11 comments top 7
27182818284 9 hours ago 1 reply      
I just went through 30 resumes and their corresponding cover letters from applicants ranging from New York grad students to smart Nebraskans. I don't recall one with a "Career Objective" section. In fact, had I seen that, it would have earned the applicant negative points by myself and most likely also from the two other people looking at the same set of resumes. It just screams, "I have no idea what I'm doing, but this is what my high school guidance counselor told me."


dmlorenzetti 9 hours ago 1 reply      
When I read resumes, I generally skip the "Career Objective" section. Maybe 20 years ago, when people had one resume that they xeroxed and sent round to everybody, that section meant something. But nowadays, it's always so tuned to the particular job that it means nothing, or close to nothing.

That said, I have been advised by somebody who sees dozens of resumes a day, to put such a section in my own resume. As naive as it sounds, I plan to write my actual career objectives.

codegeek 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Don't use Career Objective. To be really honest, no employer really gives a shit about that if at all. It is (fortunately or unfortunately) not about your objectives, but about what you can offer to the employer.

You should add a SUMMARY OF SKILLS on top. This should be able to tell me your nutshell within 2-3 seconds. Make it as specific and tailored towards the specific employer you are applying to if possible. Did I say "Be specific and to the point" ?. Anything that is abstract such as progressive minded, hardworking, passionate leader etc. is usually bullshit. Instead, use words that show what you achieved specifically for the previous employers. For example, instead of garbage such as "Excellent developer with ability to learn and code anything", you should instead say "ABC+ years of experience as a developer in building applications for clients in xxx domain using yyy technologies"

aaronbrethorst 9 hours ago 0 replies      

    My Goal is simple:

Build a strong, sustainable company that sells elegant
software capable of enthusing and delighting my customers.

I am not interested in social media gimmickry or being the
next flavor of the month. I believe that the best way to
build a profitable enterprise is to create an easy-to-use
product for the right market segment that solves a real problem.

Build something of value and sell it. It's pretty simple.

muellerwolfram 2 hours ago 0 replies      
i don't know what you are supposed to put in a "Career Objective" section, but when it comes to the first section of your resume (or the thing to start with), i like to think that the most interesting thing you can put there is a short description of the path that let you where you are today. Sort of what I did here:


maybe you can _afterwards_ follow up with a section about where you want to go from there.

please note that I just tell you what I personally think is interesting, not what is industry standard. But then again, whenever I write a resume and don't care about standards, I just listen to my gut feeling. If anything, it's something that makes you stand out...

oakenclast 8 hours ago 0 replies      
I don't use a career objectives section. I recommend a "Career Summary" and / or "Core Competencies" section(s). Give a quick view of what you have to offer to grab attention.
roseleur 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Always looking for ways to develop the company, the department and myself to the next level.

My motto is, in Dutch "stil staan is achteruit gaan" - in English: "standing still is getting behind".

Ask HN: Would you still bet on Node.js?
7 points by tangue  13 hours ago   13 comments top 8
bjourne 13 hours ago 2 replies      
Not since I like using relational databases - MongoDB is the datastore of choice in nodeland and everything else is a secondary concern. Node's asyncronicity means very little to me since it is trivial to run a pool of fcgi server processes behind nginx and get parallelism that way. It's also hard to avoid "callback hell" consisting of anonymous functions nested X levels deep in what in another scripting language would have been nothing more than a few statements after each other. I heard "promises" could solve that but then I gave up because I don't want to use something that complicated just to implement basic control flow.

I think Node definitely is the right tool for a lot of use cases, but for 99% of all web sites, it's not the right choice.

dotborg 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Using javascript as a main language for large projects is bad idea, let alone node.js. In browser environment at least you can use debugger, while on server side using any of available js interpreters/compilers is a black box just like rails/php/django etc.

Javascript is a scripting language and on server side it should be used like this.. scripting language, small and independent pieces of code, not a 100kloc+ "OOP" clusterfuck :)

revskill 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I'm using http-proxy to filter requests and act as a http firewall to internal services..
I'm using Node with Redis to monitor internal system.
I'm using Node wit Faye to deliver realtime information.
For expensive computation, there are many drivers in Node.js you can use to communicate.
I think Node.js is a great tool for front-end.
stevekemp 2 hours ago 0 replies      
I've written several tools which need to send data to "a server" of some kind. Writing trivial node.js servers is painless, and the event-based approach makes them scale really well.

For these ad-hoc kind of systems it is hard to think of anything as fast and simple to get started with. (Sure you could use Twisted, Sinatra, or some other framework, but node.js is very very simple to get started with which helps a lot.)

tluyben2 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I would, but it definitely depends what for. I use it with sequelizejs (MySQL) at the moment in a biggish web app and it works really well. We have a LOT of forms and complex validations, prefills, searches etc, which are a joy to do without having to write them in 2 languages because I want them on client and server. With supervisor and node-inspector, expressjs, passportjs, socket.io and so forth everything is just a joy.

This is already a part of the 'easy validations' but it comes in in a lot more places; being able to just shove the same code to client and server and have it run is really a win for me. Simplified, I have my own class libraries which are loaded both on client and server with most code the same and some different depending where I am, and without thinking I can just execute the same code everywhere; I even just send code via socket.io from server->client dynamically when it comes in handy and it's a better experience for the user.

hacknat 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer:

I am currently using it in production and it works great. It performs admirably, and is easy to use. I use to aggregate data relevant to our business.

It's basically a service I've written that anybody can send data to (in a particular format) to indicate that something happened. They can then subscribe to that "bucket" of data they have sent to the "collector" and it will let the subscriber know every time that event has happened.

This is a classic example of what Node is excellent at doing. Extremely low-latency IO handling that involves little-to-no computation.

It REALLY is that simple. Don't use Node for an application that is going to be a massive team effort (because sharing JavaScript code is a nightmare), and don't use it for an application that requires a good-deal of computation (something that you would use threads for in other languages/environments that isn't IO-handling).

The problem is that using Node (and all other things) requires a value judgement. Exactly how massive is too massive? And exactly how much computation is too much? The computation question gets a bit tricky to, because if it's computation that is extremely complicated but won't be executed all that often then Node may still be the right tool for the job.

The hype around Node is fading, because people "In the know", now have a clear understanding of what Node is good at and what it is bad at. The technical reasons why this is the case are not hard to grasp, but they take a while to explain and cannot be labelled as being "all-good" or "all-bad" (indeed Node's technical limitations have also given it some of its major strengths).

ishbits 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Depends. I recently did a small project that node was a perfect fit for.

But for most larger things I like having threads, and an event based network loop. For that I'm a bit if a java guy and use netty.

factorialboy 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Depends. It works for some kind of project, doesn't for others.

Event based I/O concurrency (regardless of programming language) is a #win.

Ask HN: What are the biggest limitations of HTML5?
3 points by chrisringrose  10 hours ago   4 comments top 4
itsprofitbaron 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Here are some of the biggest challenges HTML5 faces:

- Security e.g. users shouldn't trust a client based HTML5 with any serious data collection.

- Local Data - Storage is limited & it can be manipulated

- Syncing offline apps - Determining which is the latest version etc

- If the browser vendors won't implement something, it won't get implemented. This has also lead to

- Format Incompatibilities e.g. try audio/video tags across the major browsers

fatalerrorx3 8 hours ago 0 replies      
"Real sockets" you mean you don't count web sockets as real sockets? I think it will get there, eventually, just needs more time. Browsers have evolved a lot over the years, but it all comes down to the fact that the organizations in charge of creating the standards (W3C) move a little too slow.
dotborg 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Biggest limitations of HTML5:

- security causes a lot of limits for users and developers

- unhealthy competition between browser vendors, example: WebGL@InternetExplorer

- its limited to 3 languages: HTML, CSS, JS (and its derivatives)

RRRA 9 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm no expert (yet?) but my understanding is that unless you are in a web-app (in the OS sense, ie: not in a browser strictly speaking) you loose access to features like real sockets and such. WebRTC looks awesome but the fact that we still can't built a true P2P system in HTML5 is a big failure from my point of view...
Still, I think this is the way to go for now, not strictly of course... :)
Ask HN: Is Java a wise career investment?
9 points by vtanase  19 hours ago   15 comments top 10
RyanZAG 14 hours ago 1 reply      
HN is mainly startups who need to develop code quickly and be as 'in fashion' as possible. Java is more focused on long term, reliable code. For a general idea of the 'real' popularity of a language outside of the silicon valley startup scene, something like this is a better indicator:


So it really depends on what you want to do - if you want to work in a large multinational or contact out to larger companies, then Java is a far better choice than Ruby or Python as the job demand is much higher.

If you want to jet out to silicon valley and shack it up with some guys who probably can't afford breakfast the next morning, then Ruby and Python are THE thing to go for! Not that you won't find enterprises using these languages, they're just much further apart and the demand level for these jobs is usually through the roof.

It's still true though.

kybernetikos 16 hours ago 1 reply      
Java is a good thing to know, but I suspect that Java-the-language may not have a massive future. It's pretty telling that some of the major java IDE developers are also pushing their own JVM languages (eclipse: Xtend, jetbrains: Kotlin).

There's some interesting stuff going on in other JVM languages, I'm particularly interested in Scala and Clojure.

I think you've provided yourself with an excellent starting point having learnt java, but it would be a bad idea to stop there.

jerven 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Well what do you want to do? What kind of problems do you like to solve? Then look around and see what languages are commonly used and why they are used to solve that category of problems. Then try those languages, and form your own opinion.

I personally think languages are easy to learn enough to get stuff done. API's and libraries with their uses, corner cases is much more work.
i.e. the java language specification is just one little book. But once you add all the common API's and libraries and how to interact with most common systems. i.e. DBMS and networks you have a small library.

In the end you are paid for solutions to problems, so learning to understand and solve problems is the most important.

TheSmoke 18 hours ago 0 replies      
i don't think java as a language is a better investment than others however java as an ecosystem is.

jvm is expanding, concurrency and scalability is more important than ever and jvm can provide you these tools. you can learn about jvm optimization, languages like groovy and scala, web frameworks like grails and play.

and of course a little bit of python and ruby won't hurt. :)

nXqd 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Actually, I don't find any difficult when I change from one language to another. It's not much different, if you are looking for getting a hot job in the market, just playing with ruby, javascript [ coffee .. ] and soon you will get into it pretty quickly.
wanabeunknown 18 hours ago 1 reply      
learn couple of languages not only java but remember java is weapon of choice in enterprise businesses
dotborg 18 hours ago 0 replies      
I see no reason, why as an experienced Java developer you couldn't become javascript/ruby/python/scala/whatever expert. There is not that much to learn in Java.
dnu 17 hours ago 0 replies      
As a first step, you could expand to other JVM languages (like Clojure, Scala, Kotlin, ...)
CommitPush 16 hours ago 1 reply      
Try to learn Android and you raise your market value multifold. I would however though learn a scripting language to have a complementary skill-set and put a framework on top of that. I'd recommend Ruby --> Ruby on Rails.
ndeverge 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Java is a too verbose language, and it will eventually be replaced by something else.
But the JVM will stay for long (it is the actual runtime standard for the enterprise).
So now, you'll have to bet on the next JVM language:
- Groovy ?
- Kotlin ?
- Ceylon ?
- Scala ?
- Other ?

I actually take a bet on Scala and its functional approach.

Ask HN: website to collab different aspects of a web property?
2 points by propercoil  7 hours ago   3 comments top
olefoo 6 hours ago 1 reply      
I've been thinking about building something like you describe for a while.

However I do see that there are problems of agency in making such an arrangement work. Anytime you have a revenue stream that is supposed to be divided on an ongoing basis; you are going to have a fight and everyone involved will feel shortchanged.

The best solution I've come up with so far is a multi-layered rental market where producers rent pieces of functionality and access to content-streams and in turn are responsible for monetising the end-result. But that's not solving the transaction costs of building small sites in a way that's better than elance/odesk/etc.

The fundamental economic problem you're looking at is how to fairly value different peoples contribution to a productive asset. The traditional answer has been to form a company that orders production and manages the assets and the distribution of revenue. This introduces overhead, and generally biases ownership towards those who brought capital to the formation of the company.

I do think a protocol solution is possible where participants agree up front to a set of rules, and automate the revenue distribution and asset allocation by an internal market mechanism designed to maximise overall productivity. However I'm under no illusions that it will be easy or profitable to be the one setting up such a system; at least at first.

Ask HN: My first full time job as a Product Manager. Any advice?
4 points by thomap  15 hours ago   8 comments top 8
asadotzler 8 hours ago 0 replies      
If you do nothing else, you must first represent your users. You care about them more than anything. You live in their shoes. You go to bat for them at every opportunity.

Strive to nail that, to get to a place where your normal mode, your "instincts", are driven by genuine user empathy.

If you struggle with this, either keep working at it or look around for other roles you can play. If you can't get comfortable caring deeply about your users, you're probably not going to be able to help your team or your organization build great products for those users.

gyardley 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Rule number one: no surprises. Your job is to know exactly what's going on with the product and why, and make sure no one else is surprised by communicating the information they need in the form they need it.

Rule number two: get to know the customers well. If you're bogged down in a hundred different internal meetings you might be very productively building exactly the wrong thing.

It can be hard to balance these two things sometimes, but they're both really important.

There's a lot more to it than that, but product management is mostly learnt on the job. If you're just starting out, and have no product management experience, you're probably not the only product manager at your company. Glom on to someone who seems to know what they're doing and get mentored. Ask the people you interact with what they're looking for in a product manager. Be a sponge.

Good luck!

gregcohn 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Useful framework of all the disciplines related to and adjacent to product management. Will be overly comprehensive for a web startup PM, but it's a useful framework and may give you ideas on areas to read up on.

If there are any aspects of this you aren't familiar with, at least understand how they contribute value to the product management lifecycle so you can learn more and/or hire someone to help where needed.


I'm also a big fan of usability testing and getting in front of users for different kind of qualitative testing (e.g. concept testing) generally. It's easy not to bother with this step when everyone thinks they know what the product/customer needs.

goronbjorn 5 hours ago 0 replies      
How big is the startup and what is the breakdown by position (i.e. # engineers, # marketing, etc)?
ABrandt 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Read The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey. It's quick, cheap, and provides the most actionable advice of any management book I've come across.

When you're put in a management position its usually because you're good at doing something. Good do-ers tend to want to do everything themselves because they know best, but when you're in management that can cripple you. This book will prevent you from making all sorts of mistakes right off the bat.


gus_massa 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I like the articles in http://www.joelonsoftware.com/

Proably the more usefull sections for you are "Tech lead" and "Program manager".

roseleur 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Be humble, open for advice and critique. And build up a network as soon as possible. The more people you know, the easier it is to get things done. Don't forget the external network, it helps to know other product managers.
tnorthcutt 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Rands in Repose may be good reading for you.
Ask HN: Do you use algorithms / data structures?
6 points by jyu  21 hours ago   7 comments top 6
rartichoke 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I would ask yourself what an algorithm really is. It's not just sorting or searching. It's really just a recipe of things to do in the order you have defined them to get an end result.

Pretty much every web dev related thing you make is an algorithm at the end of the day.

Think of something as simple as a contact form. What's the algorithm to make this work?

1. Get input from user.

2. Validate input from user.

3. Setup mail headers.

4. Setup mail message.

5. Call a send message function.

Those steps can be expanded on to handle invalid input or errors in any of the steps, etc..

Your programming language will likely have #5 done for you too, but whether or not you're the one implementing the functionality has no bearing on the situation.

It's easier to teach the material when you're dealing with basic data structures like building a stack or queue in C using an array rather than some higher level web dev task.

Btw, I'm just someone who spent a few years not taking any CS courses and then took a few online courses to learn the things you're talking about + more. It was probably the best move I've ever made.

codegeek 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Everything that you code can be tied to an algorithm since an algorithm by definition is a step by step instructions to do something.

data structures for web developers ? Plenty. Heck for any developers. Think about lists, maps, dictionaries, hash tables etc. They are data structures aren't they ?

kellros 19 hours ago 0 replies      
I find that design patterns prove more useful (more of the time) in web development in comparison to implementing algorithms and data structures from scratch. High level web development languages (ex. C#/Ruby/Python/Scala/Groovy/PHP etc.) and some somewhat lower level languages (Dart, Go, C++) do provide tested algorithmic implementations and data structures through BCL's.

Implementing a Fibonacci sequence or a prime number sieve is much different than implementing e-mail scheduling component with dynamic constraints. I think the reason why Algorithms/Data Structures are important for interviews is because they show not only your level of experience with the tool-set you use, but also deeper understanding of the inner workings of said tools.

minimaxir 21 hours ago 1 reply      
"But in practice, it doesn't seem like algorithms are used for day to day web development."

Wait, what?

pravinkenator 15 hours ago 0 replies      
I totally agree with your point. It is jus that algo and ds are the best way to judge the analytical skill of a person and his ability to think in the right direction.
dion_erickdion 18 hours ago 0 replies      
there is no secret ingredients for algorithm and data structure . previously me also think like u . but now am telling its work in only u r hard-work... wishing best for u
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2 points by cmalpeli  11 hours ago   discuss
Ask HN: Is there a good way to go through SICP?
5 points by backslash_16  23 hours ago   6 comments top 6
geofft 21 hours ago 0 replies      
6.001 is now offered in compressed form over the January term as 6.S184 by MIT students and alums, including a handful of former TAs: http://web.mit.edu/alexmv/6.001/

As noted by the links on that page, the projects from the Spring 2007 offering of 6.001 are available in PDF form, and the online tutor webapp (for problem sets) is still running.



Since it _is_ January, 6.S184 is about to be offered and lecture notes will start going up on that site, but I'm not sure it's particularly worth following along with the website if you're not attending in person (especially because it's quite fast-paced). You're probably better off just following the book on your own schedule.

octopus 22 hours ago 0 replies      
This is a possible approach:

1. Install a Scheme interpreter (Gambit Scheme, Chicken Scheme, DrRacket ...) and a editor that is able to highlight Scheme (Sublime Text 2, Notepad++ ...).

2. Read a chapter of the book, do the exercises. If in trouble, Google is your friend.

3. Repeat 2 til the end of the book.

Optionally, you can watch the video lectures of the authors (recorded in the '80s). Another good source - video lectures for a SICP course by Brian Harvey (available on Youtube).

As a side note, you can view a Postscript (.ps) file using GSview:


brudgers 17 hours ago 0 replies      
I prefer printed books. But for the record, SICP is available online here:


rartichoke 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Watch the original video lectures from the 1980s on MIT's site:


I feel like it's important to watch the above videos because the professors are on a level that I have never seen in my entire life in terms of smartness / the way they can explain difficult concepts so elegantly.

Then after each lecture read up to that point in the book (it won't quite match up with SICP edition 2, but that's ok, it's close enough) and make sure to do the exercises.

It's pretty math heavy IMO so you will likely struggle and might not be able to finish some of them.

This isn't a book that you can blow through in 3-4 days and come out a wizard. It will take many months to go through the book properly.

jpau 22 hours ago 0 replies      
A good alternative (apparently - I'm yet to go through it) to 6.001 is CS61A from UC Berkeley. There are Webcasts, lecture materials and assignments available for two types of CS61A - a slightly older (2008?) class taught using Scheme/SICP, and a newer (present day) class taught using Python/SICP-based textbook (available free online).

So CS61A may be for you, if you are looking for a more modern and/or complete 'downloadable' SICP course.

ahmicro 21 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm following a group called SICPBBC and you can find all information to get you started here https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/sicpbbc
Ask PG: Why don't you open source HN?
105 points by muellerwolfram  2 days ago   80 comments top 20
tptacek 1 day ago 3 replies      
Two big reasons people miss:

(a) HN is the front-end and back-end of a bunch of YC business processes.

(b) The voting ring and antispam features rely on obscurity; they are game-able.

The code for older versions of HN is available, but you'd be better off with the code for lobste.rs.

jff 2 days ago 5 replies      
It's simple but effective. The pages load quickly and look pretty decent in many different browsers.

I'm really happy that HN isn't your typical constantly-mutating, constantly growing news site, adding a new social share button and 2KB of new Javascript every week. Please, pg, don't start taking pull requests or anything like that, it's great the way it is.

Edit: look at the current top story. A pretty but not especially functional Facebook redesign, proposed as the latest in a long line of changes that the users pretty much always disliked. There's my point.

wyuenho 1 day ago 0 replies      
wmf 2 days ago 1 reply      
The source is called news.arc and you can find old versions on the Web, e.g. https://github.com/nex3/arc/ https://github.com/nex3/arc/blob/master/lib/how-to-run-news
unimpressive 2 days ago 1 reply      
It's written in an experimental language, as an experimental side project[0], on a single machine in...I like to think it's PG's basement.

Considering this, it's probably not a service that can be "open sourced" as the number of people who can actually work on it appears to be PG. And PG is probably too busy to even act as the project lead.

[0]: It's not so experimental anymore...

sgdesign 1 day ago 0 replies      
Might I mention that I'm building an open-source HN clone with Meteor? It's a great starting point if you want to build your own HN-style community, and it's also the only real-time HN clone as far as I know:


Mz 1 day ago 0 replies      
I started to reply last night when there were only two comments, but then decided to stfu and leave the discussion to real hackers. After skimming what real hackers have said, I think my observation is still relevant:

A) There are plenty of people already tweaking hn in the form of "add ons" like hnnotify.com. That piece already exists and without being the kind of problem that this approach would become.

B) People seem to routinely miss that hn is part of the yc business process. (I honestly don't get how anyone can miss that but posts like this one clearly do. I was a homemaker for eons and I get it.) You know, that is just slightly relevant to how and why things get done the way they are (aka central to the decision making process). This doesn't make good business sense, for reasons other more informed members have already covered.

jaddison 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'd hazard that opening the source makes it easier to game the algorithm; so with that in mind, keeping it closed means one less vector for people to play.

I'm certainly not against open source - just trying to provide a possible answer.

codex 1 day ago 0 replies      
Open source gives away value (in effect, destroying it for the previous owner), sometimes for very little benefit. Why would pg open source the site and open HN up to a myriad of competitors? HN needs a large user base so that YC companies can promote themselves here. HN is not like the Linux kernel. The code is not complex. It doesn't need thousands of contributors nor would the benefits of extra features be worth the business cost.
deanclatworthy 1 day ago 1 reply      
The biggest annoyance for me is that this design isn't responsive. It's incredibly hard to read on my iPhone. At the very least let someone commit a dozen or so lines of CSS which includes a media query to make the design look better on mobile!
piotr_krzyzek 1 day ago 0 replies      
Call me wrong on this one, but if you really are interested in the code for HN why not create your own? From what I've seen so far, HN is great n' all but the logic behind it seems pretty trivial (excluding the whole anti-spam module & related stuff).

The HTML for HN is ultra simple so, there you already have a front-send pretty much done.

This reply box is pretty simple as well: a input box and a submit button.

Add some filters/sorts and other misc features and you have your own version of HN.

Not saying it's 'easy', but it's not that difficult.

j45 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm not sure why anyone couldn't reasonably build their own pretty quickly. reddit publishes their source code.
soapdog 1 day ago 0 replies      
Isn't HN just racket + arc + news.arc?
Felix21 1 day ago 1 reply      
When I first saw this, I was excited thinking this will be something about making the code base of HN available so we can use it to deploy similar sites on other topics with relative ease.

But to have the hacker news itself the product of an open source project, HELL NO. I can't even think of one way that would be a good thing.

Hacker news is perfect the way it is.

gedrap 1 day ago 0 replies      
> I bet you have a long wishlist of features yourself.

I think that's the main reason why it's not. It's fine as it is. The minimal features list and quirky HTML is part of HN identity.

090178 1 day ago 0 replies      
Non coder speaking. I have tried the plug in "answers" from wpmu. Org running on wordpress.
Ok, nothing sexy.
Themesforest also has plug in for sale.
My 2 cents
TallboyOne 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've always wondered how one goes about building a voting ring.
chrishan 1 day ago 0 replies      
It will be more interesting if the years' data on HN can be made available to public.
sivanmz 1 day ago 5 replies      
Please have mercy on iPhone users' eyes and specify font-sizes in em
AlexRa 18 hours ago 0 replies      
I didn't come into this with an opinion, but I have to admit it looks like the pro-open source argument is making a much stronger case and has countered almost every objection.
Ask HN: Who is hiring? (January 2013)
216 points by whoishiring  4 days ago   230 comments top 178
joelg87 4 days ago 2 replies      
Buffer (http://bufferapp.com) - Anywhere in the world (we're a distributed team)

I hope you are having a fantastic day. Happy new year :-)

I'd love for you to come join Buffer for the fun ride. We're a small team of 7, we have 450,000 users and are about to hit a $1M annual revenue run rate. There are some super interesting challenges ahead and just around the corner we're expecting even faster growth through our mobile efforts.

2 key areas we're looking for help with:

    - JavaScript (+HTML5, CSS, Backbone.js) to lead our webapp 
and browser extension development
- DevOps (we're PHP/MongoDB on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and it's
been put together by a couple of full stack hackers so there
will be a lot that could be improved!)

If you're interested in coming on board, you will:

    - work primarily with myself and my co-founders Leo and Tom
- be a happy, positive-minded and kind person who has a great
approach in dealing with others
- be a Buffer user (would be awesome, it's cool if not)
- be friendly and comfortable helping our users
- be anywhere in the world, and if you'd like, you have help and
support from us to move to where you want to be
- have experience working with another startup before (would
be awesome, it's cool if not)

You'll be amongst people who are striving for success and pushing themselves forward each and every day. Everyone here seems to progress at an incredible pace, we want to do everything to make that happen for you as well. Whether you want to start speaking, blogging, learning marketing or have other areas of personal growth, you'll have my personal support and the whole team as a resource too.

Great salary and equity - $85k-$140k, 0.5-1.5%.

If this sounds fun, let's have a chat. I'm looking forward to it! I'm Joel, drop me an email directly - joel@bufferapp.com.

cdolan92 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Sequoia Waste Solutions (sequoiawaste.com)

   - Full Stack Engineer, Pittsburgh PA

Sequoia is an information service between businesses and their waste removal providers (haulers and recyclers). We want to redefine how waste is done in the country by incentivizing businesses to recycle properly, without an investment on their part.

   (Think - every press release or "...com/green/" page costs money and time)

Instead, our clients save money and time related to their waste, and it becomes our incentive to help them recycle. All of their company data, whether they have one location @$200/month, or 768 locations and tons of human hair to dispose of, they can view all of it in a clean customer portal.

Interested in disrupting a $60 billion industry that hasnt done much more than repaint their dumpsters in 30 years? Sequoia is a 1.5 yr. old startup with healthy funding and near-profitable cashflows (north of $100,000/month), and we need a Full stack engineer. We're on the cusp of a nationwide service roll out, but need an experienced, driven, and approachable individual who can improve upon our existing infrastructure, and help create those pieces that don't yet exist.

   If you are willing you come check us out:

- you will be heavily influencing our tech roadmap

- Begin compiling industry data for our own datastores (landfills across America,
client locations, business density in metropolitan
areas, nation-wide vendor (hauler) contacts)

- Refactor our Customer and Vendor portals from Force.com to our own environment.

- Increase our automation across every department

- Have the shot at a CTO/CIO role, with equity options as well.

We're set to bring on a second round of funding this month, and at this time can offer a salaried position with very competitive benefits, of about ~$80,000 a year.

If you have made it this far, please check out our Careers 2.0 position: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/28621/lead-developer-f...


If you dont have an account there, please apply through our website, www.sequoiawaste.com/opportunities , and click on 'Careers'.

If you would like to contact me personally, please email "c dolan (at) sequoia waste dot com", with no spaces, brackets, etc. I'd love to speak with you!

   Thanks, and have a rewarding 2013!

bruth 4 days ago 0 replies      
Work with this fabulous organization: https://github.com/cbmi and me: https://github.com/bruth


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

Senior Analyst/Programmer x2


• BS or MS degree in computer science, information science, or related field.

• 4+ years of programming experience with progressively more complex projects.

• Mastery of one or more programming language highly desired with a demonstrated ability to learn new languages (Python, JavaScript, or Scala experience is highly desirable).

• Mastery of unit and integration test design and programming frameworks such as PyUnit or JUnit highly desired.

• Working knowledge of one or more bug tracking applications such as FogBugz or Trac highly desired.

• Working knowledge of relational database application development highly desired, including stored procedures, SQL, data definition language, basic performance tuning and query optimization, and ETL techniques.

• Working knowledge of Python, JavaScript and one or more of the following preferred: Java, PHP, C/C++.

• Working knowledge of one or more of the following web application framework/platforms preferred: Django, Ruby on Rails, JBoss, Apache Tomcat.

• Previous experience in data modeling and applications of highly multidimensional data types such as that derived from clinical research, genomics, proteomics, or image analysis is preferred.

• Experience in healthcare and/or biomedical data management issues is preferred.

• Demonstrates expert knowledge of test-driven development, unit testing, and the importance and implementation of configuration management processes and technologies.

• Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Demonstrates knowledge of system integration, configuration, and deployment.

• Demonstrates ability to document code and systems.


We are seeking an experienced software development professional to join our small, highly focused, entrepreneurial R&D application development group within the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi). As a member of our team, your technical expertise can have an immediate impact on patient care through our mission to accelerate pediatric research with novel applications and data solutions. Furthermore, your work here has the potential to impact the future of healthcare through our research into software solutions supporting genome-enabled personalized medicine. Our research mission fosters an environment where creativity and exploration of new technologies are promoted and encouraged. Likely candidates should have solid experience and working knowledge in three or more programming languages (Python, JavaScript, or Scala experience is highly desirable) and be comfortable with one or more relational database platforms. Our dynamic academic research environment demands an individual with exceptional written and oral communication skills who can rapidly translate requirements from a variety of disciplines into intuitive, high quality software solutions that support our strategic vision. Candidates with prior experience in the biomedical field, especially using highly complex genomic data and/or data from electronic health records are very desirable. Participation in one or more public open source projects is an added bonus.

More info: http://www.chop.edu/careers/ and search for 'cbmi'

kstenerud 4 days ago 1 reply      
San Francisco, CA (full-time, intern, H1B welcome)

MindSnacks - http://www.mindsnacks.com/


We build wonderful educational games in San Francisco. If you are nice and want to help us make splendid products, we'd love to hear from you.

Voted Educational App of the Year by Apple. Funded by Sequoia Capital

We're hiring in lots of areas! Here are a few:


* Backend engineer - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/zmC1GW/Backend-Engi...

* Mobile engineer (Android or iOS) - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/5t4zzv/Mobile-Engin...

* Generalist engineer - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/cj0OWK/Generalist-E...

* QA lead - http://mindsnacks.theresumator.com/apply/0tGRiZ/QA-Lead.html


For more info, visit http://www.mindsnacks.com/careers or email us at jobs@mindsnacks.com

malandrew 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, Full-time. No remote work.

famo.us - we are the company making HTML5 web apps performant. Go to http://famo.us/ in a modern browser on desktop and mobile devices to try out our stress test demo built on our JavaScript engine.

We are all engineers. Our CEO, Steve Newcomb, is a founder and the former CEO of Powerset (which became Microsoft Bing). Om Malik recently called us his current favorite startup: https://twitter.com/om/status/273081831014952961

All positions, except PR/Marketing require very solid HTML, CSS and JavaScript experience, but even for that position it is a huge plus. We're looking for:

  Senior front-end engineer                $100k"$175k  0.25"1.0%
Mid front-end engineer $90k"$125k 0.1"0.5%
Junior front-end engineer $75k"$100k 0.1"0.25%
Famo.us Template Design Engineer $90k"$150k 0.1"0.5%
3D and/or Physics Game Engine Engineer $100k"$175k 0.25"1.0%
Documentation Writer $75k"$125k 0.1"0.3%
PR/Marketing/Social Media $60k"$90k 0.1"0.5%

If you don't know JavaScript like the back of your hand, but are an excellent polyglot programmer that believes web apps are the future and you have skills that you believe would be valuable to us, please apply.

Our new office will be at 3rd and King St in SoMa, right across the street from AT&T park and one block from the CalTrain station.

Please read Steve's essay "Cult Creation" if you are serious about applying: http://blognewcomb.squarespace.com/essays/2010/10/14/cult-cr...

Apply via AngelList: https://angel.co/famo-us#recruiting
If you have any questions, email me at andrew+jobs@famo.us

dogas 4 days ago 0 replies      
PipelineDeals - Seattle/Greater Philadelphia Area (Wayne, PA)/Remote

Join the team of happy hackers at PipelineDeals! We're looking for talented Rails developers in the Seattle or Greater Philadelphia area (remote work ok, for the right type of individual)


* Join a progressive, 6 year-old company that is fun to work at, bootstrapped, profitable and proud. The stuff you will work on will be used daily by tens of thousands of users across the globe!

* We encourage and promote learning on the job. We have Video/Prezo Fridays, where we all hang out and watch a presentation from a conference, or present ourselves, about various subjects like TDD, architecture, SOLID principles, Ember.js, etc etc.

* There are quite a few large projects in our future that will be quite interesting to work on.

* Reimbursement for conferences or meetups you would like to attend, books you want to buy, screencasts you want to watch. In addition, you will be invited to attend our yearly Summit meeting, where the entire company gets together in a wild location.

* Great benefits package: 401k, full health coverage, dental, vision.

* Very competitive salary, and lots of room for growth. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable so you will be productive.


* Must have at 2 years of experience working directly with ruby, either with a company, or via open source. Past contributions to open source projects, or maintaining your own, are looked very highly upon.

* At least a year's experience working with Rails, either on your own or at a previous company.

* Experience with jQuery, Backbone.js or Ember.js, Coffeescript

* Solid familiarity with git or other distributed version control system.

* Enough SQL to understand what rails is doing in the backend.

* Willingness to learn every day, and present what you learn to the team. We love learning here.

* A good sense of humor is a strict requirement. Company culture is very important to us, and we are absolutely NOT a bunch of straight-laced, profit-driven, cubicle-sitting curmudgeons.

* Remote work OK, but it is highly preferable if you are located around the Philadelphia or Seattle area. You will be expected to be at the office sometimes. We do get lonely.

Interested? Email a link to your Github account (or resume) to careers@pipelinedeals.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

bartonfink 4 days ago 1 reply      

Primarily in Denver, CO and Lancaster, PA, but we're a relatively distributed company so go ahead and ask if you live somewhere else. As an AOL subsidiary, we've got employees who work out of AOL offices around the world so it wouldn't be unheard of to work from e.g. Seattle or New York if you decide Denver's just got too much sunshine. I've also been told we will sponsor an H1B.

Over the past year, MapQuest has brought on an almost entirely new management team to shake things up and change the direction of the company from answering the ? "How do I get there?" to answering the more interesting ? "Where do I want to go?" We've released two new products in the last year (Discover and Local, formerly known as Vibe) and are aggressively working on creating an engineering-driven culture that actually builds things people might want to use instead of polishing products that were cool in 2004. We've had a banner year, and are looking to hire engineers as well as product managers to continue this upward trend.

Among the technical roles we're looking to fill are several Ruby developers at varying levels of expertise to help develop new products as well as one Java developer to work with our data team and revamp various backend services (i.e. search, geocoding and a data ingestion service that populates our location databases). Ever since Valve leaked their company handbook, the phrase "T shaped" has been been thrown around a lot by upper management, so you'll need to be able to do full-stack development. We do a lot of pair programming right now, so if you've got experience doing that, it'd be a big plus. We're particularly interested in someone who's got very deep Rails experience to serve as a sort of tech lead, but we have many positions open for Rails people so if you'd be interested at all drop a line.

Product is looking to bring on people with some combination of travel industry knowledge and mobile applications to help get the company past maps and directions. Most of our product people have development experience, so you'll be expected to be able to "talk shop" with the engineers you work with, but your day- to-day responsibilities aren't going to be producing code as much as producing ideas, pitching them to the rest of the company and helping the engineers and designers see them through to completion.

I can definitively say that MapQuest is among the best places I've ever worked. The office space is fantastic (Downtown Denver right off the 16th Street Mall) and the new management team is very serious about doing things right as we try to pivot the company away from directions and into product development. The brand is practically a household name, the product team is happy to listen to engineers for feedback or ideas, and we've got the interesting position right now of being able to work like a startup except with a large pre-build audience (I've been told that we had 40M UV's on a brand new product on launch day, for example). You can read the company postings here (http://company.mapquest.com/careers/) but I'd really enjoy being able to answer ?'s directly. My e-mail is in my profile and please feel free to contact me personally if you have further ?'s, want to chat, or anything else. Happy 2013, and hope to hear from some of you soon!

spicyj 4 days ago 0 replies      
Khan Academy

Mountain View, CA - full-time and intern, designers and devs

We're a non-profit whose mission is to provide a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We're scaling quickly. Our students answer over 2 million math problems per day (over 900mm total so far), all generated by our open source exercise generation framework (https://github.com/Khan/khan-exercises), and our videos (now from a variety of authors including Sal) have been viewed over 220mm times. We're tracking all that data and using it to customize each student's experience as well as building brand-new tools like our new programming environment (http://ejohn.org/blog/introducing-khan-cs/).

We could use your help. Working for Khan Academy is one of the highest educational impact positions you can imagine, and we've been called by Wired one of the best places to work in Silicon Valley: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4157078.

We're hiring designers and all types of devs -- mobile, frontend, backend, data scientist, whatever you want to call yourself. Though it's less likely to fit with the HN crowd, we're also looking for an operations assistant, someone to join our team that works with schools, and contractors to create math content for the site.

Big plans ahead.


trefn 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA

Mixpanel (YCS09; http://mixpanel.com) is the most advanced advanced analytics platform available for web & mobile applications. We're making millions in revenue, we're profitable, and we're backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Max Levchin, etc.


We're looking for engineering interns for the summer (and the fall, winter, and next summer... we really like interns).

Interns here work on very real projects - a few examples from this summer are:

  * A CRM for the sales/support teams, built on top of our custom datastore
* Android/iOS push notification infrastructure
* Advanced query optimizations for the aforementioned datastore

You will learn more with us than you will almost anywhere else.


We're hiring for a number of positions (engineering, sales, admin, and more), but I'd like to highlight a few:

1. Solutions Architect - hybrid support/sales/marketing/engineering role. Really awesome for developers who want to do more client-facing stuff. See http://mixpanel.theresumator.com/apply/Eoh3qJ/Solutions-Arch...

2. Product Engineer - work on building the parts that people interact with (from APIs through HTML/CSS). Mostly Javascript and Python. http://mixpanel.theresumator.com/apply/rhQrIj/Software-Engin...

3. Office manager - looking for someone super smart & organized to keep the wheels greased around here. No job post yet, but you can email me directly.

If you're interested, please email me - tim@mixpanel.com.

Flemlord 4 days ago 0 replies      
FinFolio - C#/WPF, HTML/JavaScript - Denver Tech Center - Local Only

I'm a serial entrepreneur in the financial services space and FinFolio is my 3rd company. We're always looking for skilled Microsoft-stack developers, both entry-level and advanced positions.

About us:

FinFolio is a boutique technology company that makes software for professional financial advisers. Expert skills in C# and related technologies are needed and past experience in finance would be a big plus . We're seeking long-term employees who want to help grow our company over a period of years.

Our development environment uses the Microsoft technology stack (C#, WPF, WCF, nHibernate, SQL). You will be responsible for assisting in the development of our flagship WPF product, as well as leading the way in new product development (SharePoint, WinRT, iOS). We expect you to take ownership of the product(s) and care about them as much as you care about being a great developer.

The environment is loose and agile; we are constantly refactoring and are big believers in test driven development. You will have interaction with other developers, members of the support team and our founder/CEO who also writes code.

For more info:


Please submit a cover letter indicating position applied for, resume, and salary requirements to careers@finfolio.com. No recruiters please.

avar 4 days ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. H1B[1]

Booking.com is always on the lookout for good developers, DBA's and sysadmins on-site in the center of Amsterdam. I'm a developer there currently working on infrastructure tasks and relocated over there about three years ago, and have been very happy with it.

We have people from all over the world relocating to work with us and are very well set up to handle relocation and visa issues, most of the people working in IT are expats so we've got a lot of experience with bringing people in.

It's a rapidly growing company that represents the biggest chunk of the Priceline (PCLN) group of companies where problems that look relatively mundane on paper become much more interesting due to the scale and growth levels we're operating at.

We use Perl for almost everything with a MySQL backend and Git for development. We get our changes out really fast, it's rare for your code not to be on our live systems within hours of you pushing it. We're also very open to open sourcing code that doesn't contain any business logic, I've personally been involved in open sourcing a few of our internal tools, including https://github.com/git-deploy and a few CPAN modules.

We have a relatively flat hierarchy with minimum levels of bureaucracy since we're very data driven and have a clear goal: helping our customers.

You don't have to know Perl in advance to be a developer there. We've hired people who've done C, Java etc. before. The sort of people we'd like to hire are good technically, excellent at communication, and can acquire a good sense of how they fit into the big picture.

I'd be happy to answer any questions at avarab@gmail.com and/or forward your resume, I've posted in a similar thread here a few times before andI've fielded a bunch of questions from would-be applicants. http://booking.com/jobs also has some good information.

1. Well, not H1B, but we'll take care of the Dutch equivalent

jboggan 4 days ago 0 replies      
Factual is currently hiring engineers and data lovers of all levels in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Shanghai.

Remote work is possible for exceptional candidates who are US citizens and living in the US ('exceptional' meaning you are a great engineer and have lots of machine learning/data extraction/NLP/etc. experience that is relevant to what we do).

Factual's vision is to be an awesome and affordable data provider that enables developers, startups, and big companies to focus on innovation instead of data acquisition. We have a terrific team that is still fairly small and an incredible CEO who was previously the co-founder of Applied Semantics (which was bought by Google and became AdSense). Factual has venture funding from Andreessen-Horowitz and our partners/customers include Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare, Trulia, and Newsweek.

There are many challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, storage, deduping, serving, APIs, improving data using machine learning, etc. If you love data, Factual is the place to be. Our main criteria are that you're smart and get things done, but you'll get bonus points for experience with Clojure, machine learning, NLP, algorithm design, or Hadoop. Our LA office is our headquarters and our new Palo Alto office is still small, so new hires would have a huge impact on the culture there.

You can email me personally at jake@factual.com, or view our job postings and apply directly via Jobvite:

Palo Alto Software Engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oTR1Vfwq&s=Hackernews

Los Angeles Software engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oQR1Vfwn&s=Hackernews

Los Angeles Data Engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oSS1Vfwq&s=Hackernews

arohner 4 days ago 0 replies      
SF or REMOTE fulltime (near pacific time)
CircleCI: designers, frontend, backend engineers.

At CircleCI (https://circleci.com), we're building Heroku for Continuous Integration. We have traction and revenue. Our customers love us, because we move quickly and provide amazing support. All employees talk to customers and are on support rotation.

We eat our own dogfood, DevOps, A/B test, do Continuous Deployment and Customer Development.

We're looking for: designers that can write HTML & CSS, Frontend Engineers and Backend Engineers.

We're still a small team, so you'll have a large impact on company culture. We're highly influenced by Valve's Employee handbook. SF-local employees have catered lunch every day.

The frontend is a fat javascript client, using HamlCoffee, Less and Knockout. We have a lot of interesting design and data-visualization problems that need to be solved, as well as A/B testing, landing page creation and optimization.

The backend is written in Clojure. Backend engineers should know Clojure or another 'weird' language (Haskell, Scala, Scheme, etc), and Linux Devops (C compilation model, make, packaging).

Contact us at jobs@circleci.com. Include samples of awesome stuff you've done.

rdamico 4 days ago 1 reply      
Crocodoc (YC W10) | San Francisco | Full time | http://crocodoc.com

## Opportunities ##

- Director of Product

- Director of Business Development

- Full-Stack Engineer

- Inside Sales Rep

Details below.

## About Crocodoc ##

Crocodoc powers HTML document viewing and collaboration for some of the world's top consumer and business web applications including Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Yammer. Our platform for Office and PDF files reaches tens of millions of users, and our company is profitable and growing fast.

Crocodoc was started by 4 technical founders from MIT and is well funded by Y Combinator, SV Angel, 500 Startups, and top angel investors from Silicon Valley.


## Director of Product ##

Do you love to launch products, close deals, work with developers, and do whatever it takes to thrive in a startup or small organization? Crocodoc is looking for a smart, entrepreneurial, technically-minded hustler to lead major new initiatives targeting developers and SMB customers. This is a key leadership role with enormous growth potential.

Many developers find Crocodoc by hunting through the source code of websites like Dropbox that use our white-labeled viewer. That's a lot of raw demand, just waiting to be harnessed. If you have a technical background with a knack for talking to customers and building great user experiences, this is a chance to lead and 10x an entire product line at Crocodoc focused on our API and developer tools.


- Talk to prospective customers (developers and product managers)

- Design a great self-service experience and scalable sales process

- Optimize our pricing plans and product tiers

- Develop our user acquisition strategy

- Qualify leads, own our sales pipeline, and close lots of deals

TL;DR: you must be capable of growing our SMB product like crazy while wearing many hats in the process.


- World-class ability to communicate with clients and develop customer relationships

- Experience with SaaS and/or B2B technology solutions

- Basic technical experience (you've written a web app) required

- Technical sales experience a big plus

- Product and marketing experience are also a plus

This is a tremendous opportunity to own an entire product from soup to nuts. If you think you'd be a great fit, please contact us at jobs@crocodoc.com or visit https://crocodoc.com/jobs/.


## Director of Business Development ##

Crocodoc's next-generation HTML5 document collaboration platform reaches tens of millions of users, and our business is profitable and growing fast. Our customers include Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Yammer, and we're funded by investors including YC, SV Angel, 500 Startups, and top angels from Silicon Valley.

At Crocodoc, we're fortunate to interact regularly with some of Silicon Valley's most influential companies. We're looking for someone with the hustle, product sense, and BD experience to help close our next wave of company-defining partnerships.


- Starting, negotiating, and closing strategic partnership deals

- Managing deal flow and our sales pipeline

- Conducting outbound prospecting and inbound lead qualification

- Working with the CEO to negotiate key deals

- Identifying and developing new business opportunities

- Providing feedback on the product roadmap based on existing/potential customers


- Direct experience with SaaS and/or B2B technology products

- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage your own agenda while working closely with others in a cross-functional role

- A great product sense and a knack for customer development

- Experience with technical products and/or a background in CS is a big plus

- World-class ability to communicate with clients and develop relationships

If you've got what it takes to lead business development and build relationships with top brands in Silicon Valley, we'd love to hear from you. Warm introductions to our CEO, Ryan Damico, are strongly preferred. Otherwise please contact jobs@crocodoc.com or visit https://crocodoc.com/jobs/.


## Full-Stack Engineer ##

We're looking for a full-stack web engineer who can contribute to all aspects of Crocodoc: front-end development, server-side improvements, ops and systems tasks, and everything in between. Does your experience mostly fall into one or two of those categories? Not a problem, as long as you're eager to get your hands dirty outside of your comfort zone.

Since you'll be joining a small technical team, you'll take the lead on core projects from day one and often work independently. We're nimble and push code almost every day, but because our product reaches tens of millions of users, everything must be bulletproof.

Skills and Qualifications:

- Ability to embrace the energy and drive of a close-knit start-up team.

- Self-starter with the creativity and initiative to brainstorm, propose, and dive into implementing solutions.

- Strong command of Python and up-to-date knowledge of its ecosystem. We love Python and use it throughout our back-end.

- Proficiency in JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3 and keen awareness of the state-of-the-art in browser technology. Our HTML-based document viewer is the face of Crocodoc, and we keep it polished.

- Familiarity with distributed computing. We use Celery to coordinate dozens of servers to process documents within a matter of seconds.

- Comfortable working in (and improving) a Linux-based development and deployment environment.

- Understanding of cloud-based infrastructure and all the benefits and drawbacks it provides. We're on Amazon AWS and dig its flexibility.

At Crocodoc, you'll be working with a savvy tech team that enjoys solving tough problems and loves to learn and leverage new technologies when it makes sense. If that sounds like your cup of tea, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at jobs@crocodoc.com or visit https://crocodoc.com/jobs/.


## Inside Sales Rep ##

Crocodoc is looking for a sales representative with a technical background who has the hussle and know-how to close sales with engineers and product managers. You'll be responsible for managing our growing pipeline, qualifying opportunities, and driving deals to closure. You'll also have a unique opportunity to improve our sales process and, down the line, grow our sales organization.

Skills and Qualifications:

- Experience selling SaaS products (API products and developer tools a big plus)

- Experience writing web apps

- Ability to work well and build rapport with engineers and product managers

- World-class ability to communicate with clients and develop customer relationships

- Ability to be a self-starter and embrace the energy and drive of a close-knit start-up team

To apply for this opening, please email us at jobs@crocodoc.com!

eisokant 4 days ago 1 reply      
Madrid, Spain
Full-time in Madrid

Looking For Brilliant & Passionate Web Developers

Tyba (http://tyba.com) is giving junior talent a professional identity and changing the way companies recruit.
We have as a mission to advance the careers of young professionals.
If you're looking for an international team that thrives in a startup culture, we're the place to be!

We can only consider candidates who are allowed to work in the European Union.

We offer a challenging environment where you can develop your skills and build a product which people use and enjoy!

What technologies do we use?

PHP, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL, Nginx, Varnish, Amazon EC2, RDS, Cloudfront & S3, and some other cool technologies.

You need to have:

* Strong learning and problem solving skills
* Passion and enthusiasm about new technologies
* Creativity and initiative
* Empathy and ability to understand users' needs
* Good English level

Things that are a plus:

* Developing projects on your own
* Contributing to open-source projects
* Integration with Facebook and Google APIs
* Experience with AWS
* Working with git(hub)

We offer:

* Work in a dynamic environment with young talented people
* Room to learn new technologies and skill sets
* Building a product that impacts the careers of our users
* A chance to live in one of Europe's most vibrant cities

Who we are looking for?

We have several positions open so we are recruiting from experienced developers all the way to high-potential individuals with little experience. What all candidates will have in common is a passion for software development and a strong appreciation of the importance of the user experience. You have to be able to learn quickly, communicate well and co-operate effectively in a team.

Our team is international!

We are 8 nationalities but use English as our working language. You should be able to write and speak to a level where you can communicate clearly, but fluency is not a requirement. Knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement.

Email us: contact@tyba.com

jqueryin 4 days ago 0 replies      
.CO - Miami, FL w/ Possibility of REMOTE

.CO is a cTLD domain registry with a passion for helping startups. We're a highly profitable, bootstrapped company. Some of our partners include the likes of 500 Startups, Startup America, Startup Weekend, LeWeb, etc.

We are looking for a lead frontend dev to work as a key member of our development team to build and deliver a world-class experience for our users. In this role, you will be responsible for helping craft the future of our service from a front-end, design-driven perspective. You will also be working closely with people across engineering, product, and creative to help develop an amazing experience for our users. You must be open to the idea of moving to Miami, FL in the future if you wish to apply for the remote position.

You will be responsible for:

    * Provide technical development across our family of websites, including: go.co, cointernet.co, startuplife.co, and any other websites developed by the marketing or operations teams
* Be the main front-end developer for updates and conversion optimization to these websites
* Work with internal and external partners to review and define website improvements - including guidance and participation in wireframe development, technical requirements definition, front end development, back end development, QA testing, deployment, management - and everything in between.
* Debug issues that arise with the performance of the websites - including making corrections directly and/or delegating tasks throughout the organization to resolve
* Guide our organization toward an industry-leading standard of user interaction and development
* Plan for future changes to the website, stay current with software and hardware, and make recommendations that can improve the success of the business


    * You're self sufficient, get shit done, and don't require hand-holding
* You have a passion for startups
* You love to build beautiful stuff for the web
* You are an HTML and CSS expert, including HTML5
* Have knowledge of PHP, with a desire to learn more
* Can work from and/or cut-up PSDs
* Have worked in a cross-functional team - either in-house or at an agency
* Can advise designers on best practices for design as they will apply to development
* Maybe even have a few design tendencies of your own (very nice to have!)
* Quality and detail-oriented

If you'd like to know more about us and things we're working on, please don't hesitate to ask. If you're a talented backend or fullstack dev with PHP experience, don't hesitate to send your info as well. Our development team is growing rapidly and we're open to bringing on additional talent. We're also in need of a lead designer, so if you know of anybody, please let them know!

Send relevant open source contributions, CV, example work, questions, etc. to corey AT go.co and I'll be in touch.

nathanhammond 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ally Financial (http://www.ally.com)
Charlotte, NC (Full time, on-site, relocation possibly available)

Our current online banking platforms are hosted third-party solutions. We're building it in-house from scratch to be an API-driven JS MVC (Ember) application for cross-platform (including web) deployment.

This is where you come in: we're looking for a few developers who want to be a part of building something right the first time. The team building this is currently just me and two other people. We'll be building everything forward of API consumption (UI dev, testing, & deployment across any imaginable platform). We'll be working with Swagger, HTML/Handlebars, CSS/Compass/SCSS, JS, Ember, PhoneGap, Chef, Selenium, Mixpanel, Optimizely, and/or whatever other tools are right for the job (little is set in stone, we're in the prototype phase of the project).

If you're interested, get in touch!

trimbo 4 days ago 0 replies      
Radius Intelligence, San Francisco, CA.

Full-time -- on-site only. INTERN and H1B welcome. Principals only please.

Radius Intelligence provides data and tools to help companies reach over 20 million small businesses. Consider that many companies you read about here on HackerNews need to effectively reach these companies to sell to them. Payments companies, deals companies... you get the idea.

The reason I joined Radius is two-fold: I want to work on products that can benefit small businesses and I like the fact that our product directly benefits from our work with data. We're selling the data we have with a cool web application, not using data science to get a 1% lift of clicks on the blue button.

So we're looking for solid software engineers to work on all sorts of problems. We have a sophisticated web application implemented in Python and Javascript and we have our back-end data processing tech which is implemented in Java with Hadoop, Hive and HBase. We have paying customers, but we're on the ground floor with both -- now is the time to join us and make a huge impact. We also need an engineer who is interested in test and performance.

Drop a line: jobs@radiusintel.com . Thanks.

snowmaker 4 days ago 0 replies      
Scribd - San Francisco, H1B, INTERN are welcome

Scribd (social publishing & eBooks, top 100 website, YC '06) is hiring talented hackers and other technical people for a broad range of technologies.

We've hired THREE full-time people and numerous interns from these "Who is Hiring" threads, including a one just last month ... it really works!!

We're looking for people who want to work with:

* Ruby on Rails (we're the #2 largest rails site, after Twitter)

* Javascript (we recently switched to Coffeescript and are loving it)

* iOS

* Android

* Machine Learning / data mining / recommendations

* Back-end problems: scalability, web crawling, big data, analytics

* DevOps and web infrastructure

That said, we care way more about your personality and general hacking skills then what languages you've used so far, so if you haven't used these but want to break into mobile or web development, this could be a good opportunity for you. We've hired people from these threads with everywhere from 0 to 10 years of experience.
We're profitable, very well funded and have a really fun office environment (go-karts + a zipline!). We've got flexible hours, a very engineer-driven company culture, and a really terrific team.

Scribd alumni have gone on to found 4 other YCombinator companies, more than from any other startup. We think this says something about the kind of people that we like to hire.

We're working on a big new product launch now that we're really excited about. If you're interested in eBooks, I'd love to tell you about it.

Generally we're looking for full-time and INTERN hires (junior year or older) who want to move to SF. H1B and relocation are no problem.

See more at scribd.com/jobs and feel free to email me directly: jared at scribd.com

bjornsing 4 days ago 0 replies      
Anyfi Networks (http://www.anyfinetworks.com) - Malmö, Sweden (H1B equivalent can be arranged)

We are looking for an embedded software engineer with C and Linux experience to join our engineering team. You will work alongside capable engineers to develop a 4G radio access technology with a disruptive price/performance ratio (see http://anyfi.net/documentation for more info). If you're up to it you'll also have the opportunity to travel the world and integrate the software you've developed in Wi-Fi routers and residential gateways from leading vendors.

Linux and C experience is a must. Internet Protocol and Wi-Fi driver experience is nice to have. We would typically expect a candidate to have an M.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent and 2+ years working experience.

Please send you application to jobs@anyfinetworks.com. We're hackers so if you want to impress us tell us about something you've built.

ghotli 4 days ago 1 reply      

Mosaik Solutions | Memphis, TN | Full Time | Relocation Available


8 Fortune 100 clients, Growing Stable Company, Great Benefits, Technical Freedom



Leader, Teacher, Software Generalist


"looking for a leader that loves to teach, to help solve architectural grade problems, and to help set the bar for technical prowess"


Here at Mosaik Solutions we're building a platform for making sense of everyone's big geospatial datasets. For twenty years we've been collecting all of the world's cell coverage information, but for the last three we've transformed our business into a full blown software engineering and data visualization shop. Our mission is to provide our clients with quality solutions to their big geospatial data analysis and visualization needs whether they want the raw data analyses, an API, a beautiful infographic, or full blown custom applications that leverage our data, or theirs.

We believe that healthy teams are comprised of happy people that all have something exceptional and unique to bring to the table. At this point in our growth we're looking for another leader that loves to teach, to help solve architectural grade problems, and to help set the bar for technical prowess. We don't care if you're experienced with our specific technologies, we just expect that you're the kind of person that not too long from now you'll know more about them them than anyone else. If you think this sounds like you (or the person you're destined to become!), send us an email at hr@mosaik.com with your resume, a short letter, and anything else that would help us understand why you're so awesome that we should hire you post haste.


Ruby, Python, C, EC2, Chef, Backbone, D3, Bootstrap, PostGIS, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Redis, OpenLayers, Varnish, HAProxy, Mapserver, Mapnik, Logstash, Graphite, Logstash...





kloncks 4 days ago 0 replies      
- Ribbon (https://www.ribbon.co) is hiring. Full time in San Francisco. No remote. Front-end Developers, Designers, Rails Devs.

- Looking to add to our team of five. Ribbon is building a frictionless payments and ecommerce platform that does the transaction wherever the buyer is. Imagine purchasing an item without leaving Facebook, or buying directly from within the Twitter stream, or through email. That's what we're building for consumers, businesses and developers in an elegant way with a huge focus on design.

Looking for someone excited at the stage we're at

- dealing with first customers, ramping up traction, figuring out new product direction and features
- and also excited about the challenges we'll face, like making payments simplified for consumers and dealing with huge technical issues with fraud and building payments infrastructure.

We went through AngelPad in the fall and raised a big seed round from great investors. Awesome office in San Francisco, penthouse floor with views of twin peaks and the ballpark in soma.

- Some recent press coverage for more details:

Contact james@ribbon.co if interested.

dubisaweapon 4 days ago 1 reply      
Two Sigma (SoHo, NYC) - Full Time, Intern, H1B
Did you know there's a company based in New York City that has enough technology to be considered among the world's Top 250 supercomputing sites? One that imports over 5TB of data every single day, and has alumni from Google, Intel, and Microsoft?

You might think I'm talking about some stealth-mode startup, but I'm talking about where I work: Two Sigma Investments. At our core, we're a technology company applying our talents to the domain of finance. We've created a system that combines artificial intelligence and keen human insight " a system that's constantly improving and advancing.
We're looking for a diverse set of technologists to join our team. Our challenges require mastery of areas such as kernel level development, machine learning, and distributed systems. Our team includes a Unix Lifetime Achievement winner, Putnam medalists, ACM Programming competition finalists, and International Mathematics Olympiad medalists. We are proud of our individual pedigrees, but even prouder of our teamwork.

We tend to hire people with at least a bachelor's degree in a technical or quantitative field and experience with C or languages that target the JVM, but we are open-minded in our search for critical thinkers who are passionate about technology. We analyze the data-rich domain of finance, but financial experience is not a requirement. We hope to hear from you!

Dave Hahn dave.hahn@twosigma.com http://www.twosigma.com/careers.html

auston 4 days ago 1 reply      
Miami, FL (full-time, intern - LOCAL ONLY)

1SaleADay - http://1saleaday.com/


1SaleADay is the place to shop for deep discounts every day. We curate products for our customers in a few different categories & have been steadily growing since inception.


1SaleADay is looking for a ruby on rails developer to join the web development department. We are looking for a developer with significant know how, curiosity & experimental experience to work on our customer facing website & back office web applications. Your work will be used on multiple devices & third party platforms.

As a developer we believe your most important trait should be the ability to deal with ambiguity, followed by a militant discipline for thorough testing. It's also very important that you have great communication skills because you will be acting as your own product manager - requiring you to coordinate with other departments within the organization.

If you believe that:

  * PHP is a shallow and pendantic
* Passable isn't the same as passing
* That you can always be improving your body (of work)
* Code clarity is more important than code brevity

and you have a proficiency in:

  * Ruby 1.8+
* Rails 2.3+
* Database architecture
* SQL Queries
* Gem architecture & development
* GIT Version control

plus you have familiarity with:

  * MongoDB
* Queue systems
* Code refactoring & optimization


You should reach out to us: dev@1saleaday.com!




If you have most or all of the above & experience in:

  * Deployment Architectures for Ruby on Rails
* JavaScript
* CSS 2 & 3
* CSS Frameworks (LESS or SASS)
* Using Templating Languages (HAML?)
* Twitters Bootstrap Framework


Email us anytime: dev@1saleaday.com

vide0star 4 days ago 0 replies      
Smarkets, London, Software Engineer, Python & Erlang

Smarkets is disrupting the global betting industry by offering a modern betting exchange with significantly lower transaction fees than the competition. We're a well-funded company with a small, agile development team. We've handled over £200 million of bets since launching in 2010.

Our office near Old Street in London is shared with other exciting startups and has a pool table, foosball table, and fully stocked fridge.

We're heavily driven by user-focused design and a focus on technology and engineering as a first class discipline.

We write our software in Python and Erlang, and rely heavily on asynchronous programming techniques and REST. We build on a modern, open-source software stack which includes Linux, Vagrant, Flask, Eventlet, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, Graphite, Chef, and Git.

For more info: https://smarkets.com/about/jobs/engineering

scottyallen 4 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking a data-loving sales person to lead the charge (REMOTE from somewhere in the bay area)

AppMonsta sells data and insights to help businesses better understand the mobile app markets. Our customers love us, we're bootstrapped and profitable, and we're growing quickly. We love hustle - we've been out hitting the streets as founders for the past year (we closed Neilsen and comScore starting with cold emails). Now it's time for us to bring a real pro - we've figured out the product and the market segments, and now we need someone who can use what we've learned to close a whole bunch of new customers.

When we talk to prospects, we hear things like "We've been looking for a solution to this problem for the past three weeks. This is EXACTLY what we were looking for". There are tons of leads just waiting for someone to give them a demo and close them, as well as a ton of companies that don't know they want to talk to us yet (we usually come back from conferences with handfuls of business cards to give demos to).

As our first dedicated sales person, there's a huge opportunity waiting for you (and responsibility to match). You'll set the tone for our whole sales organization, and have the opportunity to grow into a very senior management role. You'll be instrumental in helping develop a repeatable, measurable sales process. At the same time, you should be comfortable with being the feet on the street while we ramp up. We have had great luck with attending conferences, sending cold emails, and giving web demos to close new customers.

Our entire team works remotely. We're very flexible about where and when you work, as long as you're hustling, closing deals, and keeping our existing customers happy and paying. Being in somewhere in the bay area is a big bonus, as both founders are here, as are a lot of our customers. We try to get together at least once a week, and meet with our customers in person when we can. We also provide everyone with a 4G LTE wireless access point so you can work from wherever suits your fancy.

Send me an email at scotty@appmonsta.com and tell me what gets you fired up about selling.

kyleburton 4 days ago 0 replies      
Philadelphia, PA (full time)

Relay Network - http://www.relaynetwork.com/


Relay is a simple and secure way for businesses and customers to instantly connect and share private communications.

We are looking for (multiple) full-stack engineers to join our team. We use Clojure (no previous FP experience required, learn it working with the team), Devops (Chef) and practice Agile (weekly sprints and pair-programming).


* Full Stack Engineers - http://www.relaynetwork.com/files/Relay_Software_Engineer.pd...
* Front-End Developer - http://www.relaynetwork.com/files/Relay_Front_End_Developer....

For More Info, email me at kburton@relaynetwork.com

dekayed 4 days ago 0 replies      
Spiceworks, Austin, TX. Full-time http://www.spiceworks.com/jobs/

We're hiring all types (Analytics, UI, Test-Automation, Generalists) of developers and at all levels at the moment.

Responsibilities: What will I do?

* Looking for all levels of experience

* Contribute to the design and development of product features as well as major components

* Contribute to the innovation and evolution of the Spiceworks suite products

* Work directly with our growing community of over 2 Million IT pros as well as experience developers who are experts in the industry

Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?

* Looking for all levels of experience

* Object Oriented programming skills with Ruby-on-Rails ( Python or equivalent)

* Application and/or Web Application experience is a must

* Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Prototype) and Ruby-On-Rails

* Solving large-application/user-level problems, performance, scalability, etc.

* Skilled with distributed software (native or webapp)

* Some experience with SQL is desired

Email me at sajana @ spiceworks . com if you're interested!


Called the “Facebook of IT,” Spiceworks innovative model combines a network management app with an online community of over 2 million IT pros around the world. Our goal is to simplify “everything IT” by helping our users do their jobs, share tips and tricks, and connect with the tech vendors who sell them products. And, given we're growing by over 2,000 users a day, it's no wonder we've been called the “fast growing social business app” in history!

netfire 1 day ago 0 replies      
Provo, UT - Remote, Full-time

SpinGo - Front End Software Engineer

Who We Are: The SpinGo Event Platform is the optimal ecosystem for events in the digital age. It is comprised of a comprehensive and dynamic database of events, calendar applications rich with features, and an ever-expanding partner network. We we work closely with closely with venues to obtain event information directly from the source, and to help them promote their events.

Who You Are: The Front End Software Engineer will develop high quality user interfaces to meet the needs of our users. You will help improve our main calendar product and build tools to help users submit and promote events and manage calendars. You have the skills to build pixel-perfect cross-browser interfaces and help build scalable web applications. You are self-motivated, give accurate estimates and deliver quality code on-time.

Required Qualifications
- BS in a Software Development Field or Equivalent Work Experience

- Ability to use critical thinking skills to solve front-end development problems

- Several years experience developing cross-browser web applications

- Expert in a server-side interpreted language (PHP, Python, Ruby, NodeJS, etc)

- Advanced knowledge of MVC-based architecture and frameworks

- Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, HTML and CSS (experience with SASS a plus)

- Advanced skills with relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL or MySQL

More details at http://www.spingo.com/jobs. To apply email devjobs@spingo.com

jrkelly 4 days ago 1 reply      
Boston, MA - 1 year paid internship for programmers to learn to hack biology.

Ginkgo BioWorks is a well-funded MIT spinout that genetically engineers organisms that make the world better. Stop building apps and work on something that matters: http://ginkgobioworks.com/careers.html

apply here: https://ginkgo.resumetracker.com/public/job_detail/83

phillytom 4 days ago 0 replies      
Monetate - (Philly suburbs) Conshohocken, PA - No remote, but we will help you with relocation.

Monetate helps internet marketers make their site more relevant. We turn data in action on our clients' sites by doing real-time data analysis and DOM modification to put the right experience in front of their users. We're looking for engineers who want to do highly visible work on great brands and solve tough problems with great coworkers.

What we're looking for:

* People who like to ship - we're focused on building and shipping great products - if you like to see your work in production quickly you'll see it here

* Problem solvers who like to code - we take things apart, figure out how they work, then build software to solve our users' problems

* People who like hard challenges - we have great problems across our products - data, UX, 3rd party JS, high volume / low latency APIs - we have no shortage of fun problems to work on

* Open source - Google Closure, Python, Hadoop, Mahout, Solr and Lucene - we're open source across our stack

About us:

* Founded in 2008

* Respect - it's our core value. We have a great team and we work well together. Our vacation policy is the same as Netflix (we don't have one). Our technical teams have full authority over (and responsibility for) the problems they work on.

* Funded by First Round Capital and OpenView

* Market rate salaries

We're looking for people not positions. We have people who have joined the team with no background in our primary languages and people from non-traditional backgrounds.

Check out our blog at http://engineering.monetate.com/

We've hired great people from HN in the past.

Feel free to email me with any questions or to apply - tjanofsky monetate com

mvkel 4 days ago 0 replies      
Localist - Baltimore, Maryland

When we built Localist, we went back to the drawing board to revisit how people connect around events. Instead of looking at traditional online calendars and creating minimal, evolutionary changes, we started from scratch. The result is a complete rethinking of an online calendar, with Localist at the core; one that connects communities better than any website or social media campaign. We think of Localist as more than a calendar, just as a Content Management System is more than a collection of blog posts.

We're looking for an experienced developer with top-notch software design skills. Our stack includes Ruby, Rails, Sass, Erb, Coffeescript, jQuery and MySQL. We prefer generalists who have lots of successes at every layer of the stack.

To reach our goals, we're looking to hire a Business Development Associate. Our BD Associates are an integral part of Localist's team, securing licensing agreements with new customers who need to connect their audiences to events.

We consider top quality customer support to be vital to our business. Our priority is keeping our customers happy, not abandoning them after they've signed up. Depending on workload, this position is a split between support and implementation training.

We don't like hiring interns just to do the grunt work; we want interns to feel like solid members of the team who are making real contributions to Localist. We're looking for students interested in all deparments at Localist, from Sales to Web Development. Have a passion in these areas?

For more information, check http://www.localist.com/about/careers

newhouseb 4 days ago 0 replies      
Bubbli / Aria Glassworks - SF / Remote

We're looking for an experienced developer to assist in development of our python backend and API (they're the same thing!) for our mobile app and web presence (and maybe third parties one day). This developer will start on a contract basis, remotely with a 2-3 month term, with the possibility of becoming full-time. We use github, gchat and email to communicate asynchronously, but we'll fly you out to our offices every once in a while if you're not already local.

We run a very modern stack - nginx, gunicorn, puppet, celery, aws, redis & postgresql. Our web API (what you'll be working on), is tiny. It uses our own micro-framework (1148 lines of python) specifically for writing APIs built on werkzeug (from the flask family), sqlalchemy, 1161 lines of “business” logic and 798 lines of tests. Much of the base functionality is complete (it's actively serving our mobile app), which means the next stage -- your primary responsibility -- is scaling this code and optimizing it all while continuing to strive for irreducible complexity.

Day to day projects may include (but aren't limited to):

* Implementing sharding logic in our python code

* Porting our code to use gevent/eventlet

* Profiling hot code areas and potentially rewriting them in C

* Investigating whether PyPy makes sense

In addition - you may be “on-call” to address server issues while you are actively working (read: sitting at a desk). If/when you transition to full-time these responsibilities may increase.

Bubbli is building the technology and products to make bubbles. Bubbles are completely seamless spherical photos that you view through the window of a portable device. We think they're the most compelling means for communicating the real world on the flat web and millions of dollars of VC funding would seem to agree with us. What we've built so far has actually become surprisingly meaningful in our own lives (in capturing moments important to us when photos aren't enough) to the point where we would be seriously sad if the world didn't have it.

We're about ready to launch our first iOS app imminently and we need to bulk up the team to support things when our app explodes in popularity. We're a tiny 4 person company (2 programmers, 2 designers) company based in San Francisco. We pay well, we're nice guys, and if you come on full time a few months in, you'll get full benefits, a 401k, and equity.

Since we haven't launched, you can google for more...

Shoot me an email at ben@bubb.li if interested.

Also - a part time CM needed too!

esamek 3 days ago 0 replies      
Washington DC (full-time, salaried)

HelloWallet - http://www.hellowallet.com

By utilizing powerful new technology, findings from behavioral economics, and a network of partnerships with industry experts, HelloWallet is able to offer high-quality, individualized financial advice to all Americans.

Senior Software Engineer

We're looking for a solid Senior Software Engineer who does not shy away from challenges and opportunities to lead. We¹re a fun and dynamic startup, with a team of people who work together on everything from the latest front-end technologies to superb database design. If you join our team, you¹ll work in our agile engineering group, contributing your expertise to all aspects of our application.


Build amazing interactive experiences that empower our members to increase their financial wellness
Build powerful and easy-to-use features in the HelloWallet web and mobile applications
Build the tools, systems, and processes to support the HelloWallet service offering
Build software and services to integrate with our trusted vendor partners and client systems
Work with CTO and Product Development Team to help shape product vision
Required Skills/Experience:

5+ years experience developing commercial quality web and/or mobile applications
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with Java, AJAX, JQuery, JavaScript, and Web services (REST, SOAP)
Advanced knowledge of web technologies and protocols
Experience with relational databases including transaction management, tuning and scalability, JDBC, and Hibernate
Advanced knowledge of enterprise concepts such as security, scalability, transaction management, and multi-threading
Working knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, DOM)
Familiarity with Scrum agile development process
Desired Experience:

Experience with Android and/or iOS is a huge plus
Experience with Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Experience with Spring framework
Experience with Subversion, Ant, Hudson, JIRA, and Linux
Mathematics and/or statistics
Job Benefits:

Full benefits package with competitive salary
Exciting, fun, and entrepreneurial work environment
The opportunity to empower millions of U.S. consumers to understand and manage their financial lives
Free Friday Lunches
Free Time for Pet Projects
We're in downtown DC. We pay competitive rates and have a damn good time. To apply or if you have any questions, just contact Mitch at jobs@hellowallet.com.

Software Engineer
We seek solid Software Engineers who do not shy away from challenges. We're a fun and dynamic startup, with a team of people who work together on everything from the latest AJAX front-end technologies to superb database design. If you join our team, you'll work in our agile engineering group, contributing your expertise to all aspects of the software.


Develop features for the HelloWallet service
Develop tools and systems to support the HelloWallet service
Develop software and services to integrate with our trusted vendor partners and client systems
Work with CTO and product strategists to help shape product vision
Required Skills/Experience

3-5 years experience developing commercial quality Web applications
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with Java, XML, and Web services (REST, SOAP)
Experience with Java EE application servers such as JBoss, Tomcat, WebLogic, WebSphere, etc.
Working knowledge of web technologies and protocols
Desired Experience

Experience with Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Experience with Spring framework
Experience with relational databases including transaction management, tuning and scalability, JDBC, and Hibernate
Working knowledge of enterprise concepts such as security, scalability, transaction management, and multi threading
Working knowledge of client side technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DOM)
Experience with Subversion, Ant, Hudson, JIRA, and Linux
Mathematics and/or statistics
Familiar with Scrum agile development process
Job Benefits:

Full benefits package with competitive salary
Exciting, fun, and entrepreneurial work environment
The opportunity to empower millions of U.S. consumers to understand and manage their financial lives
Free Friday Lunches
Free Time for Pet Projects
We're in downtown DC. We pay competitive rates and have a damn good time. To apply or if you have any questions, just contact Mitch at jobs@hellowallet.com.

geofft 4 days ago 1 reply      
MokaFive - Redwood City, CA (between San Francisco and Palo Alto), interns welcome, H1Bs probably welcome but I'm just an engineer so don't ask me.

MokaFive makes life easier for large corporate IT departments who have too many computers to manage, and life better for end-users who would otherwise have to deal with a corporate IT department that's enforcing ridiculously restrictive policies for their own sanity. Our primary product, MokaFive Player, delivers you a VM image of a corporate system that you can run on your own computer (Windows or Mac). You can install whatever software you want, and we automatically split new files into "layers", so IT can push a new base layer that takes effect as soon as you reboot, and you can press a button and wipe all locally-installed software including IE toolbars and other nonsense, but keep IT-provided software and non-application files like documents. Since it's running locally, you can get work done offline (unlike Citrix, VMware View, etc.), and not hate your life if you're not on the LAN. There's a bunch of security stuff like full disk encryption and so forth.

I'm specifically looking for coworkers on my team, which works on experimental / future products. One product that's been seeing lots of growth is MokaFive BareMetal, a stripped-down Ubuntu derivative that boots directly into MokaFive Player. By providing our usual management capabilities on an underlying OS you don't have to think about, you get the benefits of our product (easier updates, layering, single image, etc.) on corporate-owned hardware. We're also doing some work with MokaFive for iOS to allow you to remotely access files on your desktop from your mobile device, and doing some work with remote filesystems as an outgrowth of that.

We're not per se a virtualization company: we don't write the hypervisor, since other people already do a great job of that. We do write a lot of things just above and just below the hypervisor layer, and in general a lot of computer systems work. If you enjoy operating systems / virtualization, come talk to us. Our core product is in C++; there is also a fair amount of open source work to be done in various languages, and we try to be good citizens and work with upstream. (If you're interested in making 2013 the year of Linux on the desktop, helping Windows shops continue to use Windows as a desktop but use Linux for drivers is an oddly great way to help bring that about -- we regularly work to improve Linux's hardware compatibility, since we have customers wanting to use a wide range of machines.)

See mokafive.com for more info, or send me an email (gthomas at that domain name).

BrandonM 3 days ago 0 replies      
EasyESI (http://easyesi.com) - Berkeley, CA - full-time, H1B welcome

We are a 6-person, tech-led startup that nearly hit breakeven last year and just closed a funding round. We are looking to fill 3 positions:

Front-End/UI Engineer - Must have a good attention to detail and be able to use and contribute to a large, modular Javascript codebase (built on dojo). Good understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript is a must, and a good eye for design is a nice bonus. We support only modern browsers (no IE6 headaches), so we have a very rich HTML/Javascript interface that relies on AJAX queries to pull down data and perform much of the work.

Software Engineer - With just 2.5 programmers right now (our CEO has a CS PhD but a lot of other responsibilities), we all wear many hats. Our server is written in Java 7 and runs on the latest Jetty. We use Hibernate and Spring with annotation-based configuration (minimal XML). We use Lucene for indexing documents, Cassandra for logging and searching user events, MySQL for storing relational data, and it all runs on AWS technologies. We have a separate Python codebase for performing offline work. We strive to write all of our code in a modular, reusable style that maximizes code-sharing and minimizes repetition. We schedule weekly time for refactoring so that we avoid the accumulation of technical debt. If you're sharp and you're interested in learning how to write performant code that uses modern academic research and operates on the latest infrastructure, you'll like this role.

Systems Engineer - We deal with many terabytes of data. We just recently ordered a 48-bay fileserver (basically a more robust, beefed-up BackBlaze pod) to handle our expanding storage needs over the next couple years. We need someone with Unix experience who is comfortable in Python to help us work more efficiently. You'll manage our AWS installations, manage our internal systems, and help make our entire setup more robust. We're happy to hire someone with solid fundamentals who wants to learn on the job.

Salary is competitive with other Bay-area startups. We also offer equity, healthcare, 3 weeks of vacation and 10 holidays, and a relaxed and fun work environment.

We consider all applicants; please apply for the position(s) you're interested in at http://easyesi.com/jobs.shtml.

gduffy 4 days ago 0 replies      
Dropcam, San Francisco, CA. Full-time and intern (onsite only). https://www.dropcam.com/jobs

Dropcam's cloud service accepts more incoming video per minute than YouTube. We make a Wi-Fi camera and cloud service that allows users to monitor their home or small business from anywhere in the world using apps for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

We have some of the most challenging software engineering problems in the world, e.g.:

  * streaming low-latency, live video over consumer wifi networks
* storing up to 30 days of video per camera
* analyzing video for significant events (computer vision)
* refining a user experience that "just works" whether you are sharing babies'
first steps or catching a burglar (or monitoring your pets, keeping an eye on
your small business, providing in home medical care...)

Here's just a couple of the articles written about us this year:



We are hiring software engineers and product managers (both software and hardware). Dropcam is an amazing place to work. Why? Here are just a few reasons:

  * Spend more time working on the product vs being in meetings.
* Every employee can access our sales dashboard so you know how the company is
doing/growing. (5x annual revenue growth in 2012)
* We bring in catered lunch every day but not dinner, so you don't feel bad going
home to recharge.
* Like big data? We measure it in Petabytes, not Terabytes (unlike your average
"web scale" startup :)
* I personally fly employees on helicopter tours of the San Francisco Bay (you
can even bring friends). It's a lot of fun!

What more would you like to know? Drop me an email at my first name @ dropcam.com or apply at https://www.dropcam.com/jobs

andylei 4 days ago 0 replies      
Addepar is Hiring - Engineers - Mountain View, Ca

Who we are: Engineers rebuilding the infrastructure that powers global finance. Current technology in the space is so broken and opaque, it empowers scandals like Bernie Madoff to go on for a decade while $64 billion vanishes from the economy effecting, endowments, institutions, and notable individuals.

Our platform provides increased transparency-- allowing for better decisions and furthering meritocracy in the multi-trillion dollar wealth management industry. We free data from disparate silos and build tools for advanced analysis and decision making.

Addepar is an engineering lead company that's designed our perks around enabling great technologist to build.

Join us: Careers.addepar.com

Or email R2 [at] Addepar [dot] com

ashearer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Providence, RI (full-time or intern) or remote (part-time)

Care Thread (http://www.carethread.com) provides secure mobile messaging and team-based collaboration solutions for healthcare providers in hospitals. Care Thread's mobile and web apps deliver real-time information detailing patient status and treatment to every member of the care team, addressing communication gaps to eliminate unnecessary costs and reduce medical errors.

Our products are built around a real-time messaging and notification framework, using tools including node.js, Python, CoffeeScript, RabbitMQ, and PostgreSQL.

We're looking to expand our team by adding web front-end developers, mobile developers for iOS and Android, and back-end developers, as well as a system administrator who's comfortable with PostgreSQL databases, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, and VPNs.

If you'd like to build the next generation of healthcare software, please contact us at jobs@carethread.com.

szilveszter 4 days ago 0 replies      
Prezi - http://prezi.com/ - San Francisco, CA (full-time, but we're open for interns as well)

We are looking for a backend and a frontend engineer. We have just started to build our engineering team focusing on growth, marketing and business development efforts in our San Francisco office (product development is in our other office in Budapest, Hungary with about 40 engineers).

Some exciting tasks ahead: build quick prototypes that drive growth; high performance web development (both from a backend and frontend perspective); backend systems for marketing campaigns (and their respective frontend work of course); content management system on our main website; integration with 3rd party providers (e.g. Salesforce).

About our technology stack: we primarily use Python/Django in the backend, but we also have Scala and Haskell in production. Frontend is LESS (built on top of Bootstrap), and JavaScript (jQuery) with some CoffeeScript.

Why Prezi? We are a profitable (but also well-funded) company that's been around for more than 4 years now, with more than 18 million registered users. We have 100 employees, but the SF office is still pretty small (20 people). We don't track holidays, benefits include health, dental and vision. You get to travel to Budapest, Hungary at least twice a year, a city well-known for its baths and ruin pubs. You have extra budget for personal improvement (books, conferences, etc.)

Application form: https://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Apply.aspx?b=nu7Ahjwg&j...

See http://prezi.com/jobs/ for more info and other open positions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: szilveszter@prezi.com

wmeredith 3 days ago 0 replies      
Kansas City Design/Dev Agency: Server-Side Web Application Developer

We're hunting a good backend developer. We do a lot of PHP/MySQL work, but if you're a good programmer with other server side experience, feel free to contact us. We're small which means freedom, but you'll also have to take out your own trash and it's not really a cog-in-a-machine kind of deal. We're developing a couple products internally, but we're primarily funded by client work, so it takes priority.

We work on dual screen Mac workstations with nice Steelcase chairs. We're closed between Christmas and New Year's. We work hard and wear a lot of hats, but it's a laid back shop.

You can see our CraigsList ad here: https://post.craigslist.org/manage/3516242208

If you're interested, feel free to contact me directly at wade [at] voltagecreative [dot] com. I'm the agency Project Manager and UX Specialist.

asanwal 4 days ago 0 replies      
CB Insights (New York, NY)
Full-time, Intern, H1B

- Tech industry analyst
- Full stack developer
- Machine learning engineer
- Product adoption manager

Full descriptions here - http://www.cbinsights.com/jobs/

We were recently recognized as one of NYCs enterprise tech startups to watch. Backed by National Science Foundation. Profitable and growing.

mildavw 4 days ago 2 replies      
Portland, OR

Unix Systems Administrator



• Maintain internal and external Linux/Mac/Windows systems in a highly automated/repeatable way.

• Improve and maintain service and performance monitoring infrastructure.

• Provide infrastructure support to our development team through the product development and deployment lifecycle.

• Monitor and improve system security.

• Provide occasional support to desktop users.

Desired skills and experience:

• SAGE Level II/III skill set. ( http://www.sage.org/field/jobs-descriptions.html )

• 3+ years systems administration experience.

• Experience with Puppet or other configuration management

• Understands the importance of virtualization combined with automated provisioning & maintenance.

• Demonstrated ability and desire to learn continuously.

• A bias towards open source tools.

• A love of command lines.

• Experience with PostgreSQL a plus.

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.

We value people, teamwork, innovation, diversity, and a healthy life balance, with an overriding dedication to quality in everything we do.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Send your resume to us at work@renewfund.com.

joshyeager 4 days ago 0 replies      
Swift Software - Frederick, MD (Near DC) - Software Engineers

Are you tired of commuting to DC or Northern Virginia? Swift Software is a growing product-centered technology company seeking talented developers to join our product team in Frederick, MD. Our flagship product is JobTraQ, a task management and workflow system that offers vastly more flexibility and power than any other product in our market segment, and is significantly less expensive and easier to configure than big "BPM" suites like MetaStorm and Lombardi. These advantages are allowing us to disrupt both markets.

Product developers will create new features in JobTraQ and enhance existing functionality. You'll help us build advanced visual design and administration tools, augment the product's business intelligence capabilities, improve performance and scalability, and use customer feedback to enhance all parts of the system.

Our team has an enjoyable and collaborative culture in a creative environment. We interact positively and openly and emphasize learning and professional development. These attributes have enabled us to produce an industry-leading product with a globally recognizable and satisfied client base. Our environment is relaxed and fun, we play everything from Total Annihilation to Alien Swarm at our game nights, and we equip everyone with new quad-core Thinkpads with SSDs and dual monitors. Our policies and benefits are family-friendly, with generous vacation time, good health insurance options, and flexible work schedules.

For more information about this position, see the link below. If you are interested, please email your resume to resumes@swiftsoftware.com.


dbattaglia 4 days ago 0 replies      
TMP Worldwide - New York, NY

We are looking for a senior developer to join the architecture team. We get to do some pretty awesome things on this team like prototype new applications, research new technologies and develop frameworks and back-end systems used by all new TMP applications.

We are a .Net shop at heart, so we definitely want someone who knows C# well and has an understanding of how the CLR/.Net runtime really works. We also use tools and frameworks like MVC4, NServiceBus, Entity FW, Backbone.js, Solr, MongoDB, SQL Server 2008/2012.

I'm not a recruiter or HR person, just a developer on this team trying to help find the right person to work with. It's a great environment with a lot of really challenging fun work in the world of recruitment software.

If you are interested shoot me an email: Daniel.Battaglia@TMP.com

witten 4 days ago 1 reply      
EnergySavvy - Seattle, WA

EnergySavvy is looking to add to an amazing development team working with cutting-edge, modern technologies. Do you love working on challenging software implementation problems? Do you spend your free-time learning new programming languages and contributing to open-source projects? If so, you'll thrive in EnergySavvy's quick-paced, collaborative atmosphere.

We're a small but rapidly growing software company with the mission of transforming how energy efficiency is delivered by combining user experience and software technology to deliver software-as-a-service solutions our customers and users love. Our software helps people make their houses more energy efficient, addressing a major source of energy waste in this country that impacts our energy independence and contribution to global climate change.

As a software engineer at EnergySavvy, you'll work with Django, Python, jQuery, nginx and PostgreSQL, and deploy your creations early and often to live customers.


* You're passionate about learning web technologies, and have experience with modern engineering techniques (Mercurial/Git, staging, continuous integration, etc)

* You have a Computer Science degree or equivalent with a strong foundation in data structures and algorithms

* You have programming experience in one or more of C/C++, Python, Ruby, Javascript, C#/Java
About EnergySavvy

EnergySavvy is a Seattle-based software company focused on energy efficiency. EnergySavvy's flagship product, Optix, is an energy efficiency management system that helps utilities achieve their cost-effective savings goals. Optix drives program success by engaging customers, streamlining stakeholder interactions and providing real-time analytics.

We have a great team, wonderful customers, supportive investors, and we are growing quickly in a massive and important space. We are an investor-funded company with real customers, real revenues and a reality-based plan to scale. Learn more about EnergySavvy's company and culture.

carlio 4 days ago 0 replies      
LaterPay - Munich, Germany - remote and relocation help possible

Django Developer, Python Developer

LaterPay is a startup looking to change the way we pay for content online. The idea is micropayments, but the twist is that you pay after you accumulate €5, rather than paying into a 'wallet' up front.

We have a couple of positions open for python developers, and as we are still very small, those positions have a lot of scope for responsibility and choosing your own focus. We have a lot of Django work, so there's also a possibility to join as a Django specialist, especially if you also grok HTML/CSS/JavaScript. Other technologies we use include Tornado, Cassandra, Redis, and our code lives on github. Experience with these is a bonus but not necessary!

If you are interested, drop us an email with a resume and some code to look at - jobs@laterpay.net

emcienjobs 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Atlanta, GA (full-time)
Emcien - http://www.emcien.com/

We make the most interesting software in Atlanta, and have a lot of fun doing it. No facebook-for-cats here.

ultrasaurus 3 days ago 0 replies      
Toronto - PagerDuty - Senior Software Engineer

We power the panic buttons in server rooms across the world, we're how IT teams get notified when something breaks, and we're opening our first office outside of San Francisco in Toronto.


We also have jobs open in our San Francisco office, naturally: http://www.pagerduty.com/jobs

cacois 1 day ago 0 replies      
CMU Software Engineering Institute (http://www.sei.cmu.edu/) - Pittsburgh, PA

Dev team looking for:

* A Frontend Web Developer

* Senior & Intermediate Web Developers

* A Dev with some linux kernel Fu

Things that are important to us:

  - Polyglot tendencies and a willingness to learn new tools/languages
- Solid coding skills, and a proven track record
- Ability and desire to work at all levels of the stack
- Ability to multitask, and keep organized with multiple projects at once
- Great writing & presentation skills
- Ability to interact with customers

Things that are helpful:

  - Security experience
- Experience with distributed systems
- Virtualization experience
- Comfort in linux environments

We currently have projects in Python/Django, Java/Spring, .NET, C++, and have a little Node sprinkled in. Always something new to learn, so you have to love the game. It's a great crew to work with - we have some really smart devs here. We're at a university, so its a pretty comfortable, academic environment - and ideal if you are interested in going back to school for a graduate degree. Our active development projects take more than two hands to count, so multitasking is necessary, but its hard to become bored.

Posts are making their way onto our job site now. Email me (at my HN username at sei.cmu.edu) with a resume if you are interested. I can put recommendations in for promising candidates. Sorry, no telecommute.

igurari 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time Engineer and Full-time Designer

Judicata - http://www.judicata.com

We are mapping the legal genome. Using data mining, semantic analysis, machine learning and human computer interface technologies, we are extracting deep meaning from legal documents and creating the most powerful litigation tools in the world. We're a team of 7. We develop in Python, Django, JavaScript and Java. And we've raised $2 million from Peter Thiel, Keith Rabois and SV Angel (David Lee) - all former lawyers.

We are seeking an engineer and a designer.
Engineering Requirements: 3+ years of experience. B.S. / B.A. in Computer Science. Strong interest in U.S. law.
Design Requirements: 2+ years of experience. Portfolio demonstrating clean, information rich UI designs.

Contact us if you are interested: careers@judicata.com

mattsears 4 days ago 1 reply      
Littlelines, Ohio

Littlelines is looking for Ruby / Rails developers to work with us at our headquarters in Ohio.

You'll have the opportunity to learn, hone your skills and contribute valuable work to real projects. We're an energetic and talented team of designers and developers that love building successful web apps that people will enjoy.

For more information about this position, see our job post on Authentic Jobs:


If you are interested, please email us at jobs@littlelines.com.

auston 4 days ago 0 replies      
Miami, FL (full-time, intern)

1SaleADay - http://1saleaday.com/


1SaleADay is the place to shop for deep discounts every day. We curate products for our customers in a few different categories & have been steadily growing since inception.


1SaleADay is looking for a ruby on rails developer to join the web development team. We are looking for a developer with significant know how & curiosity to work on our customer facing website & back office web applications. Your work will be used on multiple devices & third party platforms.

As a developer we believe your most important trait should be the ability to deal with ambiguity, followed by a militant discipline for thorough testing. It's also very important that you have great communication skills because you will be acting as your own product manager - requiring you to coordinate with other departments within the organization.

If you believe that:
PHP is a shallow and pendantic
Passable isn't the same as passing
That you can always be improving your body (of work)
Code clarity is more important than code brevity

and you have a proficiency in:
Ruby 1.8+
Rails 2.3+
Database architecture
SQL Queries
Gem architecture & development
GIT Version control

plus you have familiarity with:
Queue systems
Code refactoring & optimization

You should reach out to us!

If you have most or all of the above & experience in:
Deployment Architectures for Ruby on Rails
CSS 2 & 3
CSS Frameworks (LESS or SASS)
Using Templating Languages (HAML?)
Twitters Bootstrap Framework


Email us anytime: dev@1saleaday.com

jenrobinson 1 day ago 0 replies      
Big Frame | Los Angeles, CA

## Lead Engineer - Full Stack ##

Big Frame is looking for an experienced full stack engineer to lead the development of our core product. The Lead Engineer will be a talented technologist who loves to create things and has experience building professional-grade software from the ground up. You will be one of the first technical employees of the company with big responsibilities and the opportunity to make a direct and visible impact on scaling the business.

$80-120k salary + bonus + 0.25"0.4% equity.

You will:

Play a pivotal role in defining our technology stack; drive the development schedule and lead the implementation of our core product; build an in-house technical team while directing outsourced designers and developers; attract and develop engineering talent as we grow; be part of an awesome team in sunny Los Angeles (LA location is a must).

About Us

Big Frame is a growing media company representing some of the most prominent producers on YouTube. We provide marquee online talent with marketing and production resources to create original content and integrated marketing campaigns. We raised $3M+ earlier this year. http://www.crunchbase.com/company/big-frame

To Apply

View the full description at http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/28443/lead-full-stack-.... Send us a brief note including your resume/LinkedIn and Github profile at jobs@bigfra.me.

tow21 3 days ago 1 reply      
Timetric is looking for python/django/javascript/devops engineers to help us build the best data visualization platform available anywhere.

We're a small, motivated team. We've spent a lot of effort getting rid of process, and I've never been in a team which can deploy faster or more frequently.

And we're backed by a solid sales team who know how to get users for our products (and pay the bills!)

We want smart, interesting people with a passion for making usable systems.

There are job descriptions at http://timetric.com/about/jobs/ - or just email us at jobs@timetric.com

0xa 4 days ago 2 replies      
Tumblr, New York, NY (NYC, Manhattan): FULL TIME Software Engineers (Scala, Java), PHP Developers and a Site Reliability Engineering Lead (Linux, Nginx, HBase, HAProxy, Memcached, and OpenTSDB)

TL;DR: Tumblr is actively hiring engineers at every layer of our technology stack. http://tumblr.com/jobs

We have interesting projects for people with a knack for software design, a nose for efficiency, and a passion for massive scale and visibility. I'll highlight a few positions here, but you can see an awesome photo of Tommy the Pomeranian with Mayor Bloomberg, our great benefits, and the complete listing of open positions at http://tumblr.com/jobs.

Happy New Year,

Matt, Director of Engineering

* Software Engineer--Distributed Services (http://bit.ly/QWZC0p): Writing generic, reusable services in Scala, you will design, create and grow a blazingly fast platform for our PHP application. Being a productive coder with architecture common sense is a must, but expertise in Java or JVM tuning is a plus.

* Search Engineer (http://bit.ly/TcOdt8): Real-time search and architecture are your forte. Using your large-scale experience with building and innovating search backends, you will help take our search infrastructure to the next level.

* Front End/PHP Engineer (http://bit.ly/ToF7Ya): You are a versed engineer and perfectionist with good taste, ready to take ownership of entire features of our PHP application.

* Site Reliability Engineering Lead (http://bit.ly/Uyy04u): As the team lead, you are an inspiring software developer with a passion for the highly performant, fault-tolerant, massively distributed systems that make Tumblr fast, reliable and available for hundreds of millions of visitors and tens of millions of users.

About Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/about)

Founded by David Karp in New York City in 2007, Tumblr empowers millions of users to create and explore content. Tumblr now hosts more than 87 million blogs and 39 billion posts. We work in an open, friendly and positive environment that encourages intellectual curiosity and a love for open source. As engineers, we are focused on building technologies that advance massively scaled websites. We are also excited to deliver a range of new products that will enable users to share their own creative content, discover content, and connect to one another in new ways.

robg 4 days ago 0 replies      
Build the API for brain health

Boston -

We're developing wearable and mobile technologies to measure and manage the health effects of life, work, and play.
Our mission is to optimize brain function through personalized analytics and software. Seeking mobile and web developers with a history of shipping.

Say hello@neumitra.com.

kylered 4 days ago 0 replies      
VividCortex, Charlottesville, VA (global workforce) - Hiring Front End Developer (salary + options)

We are building a SaaS Platform for systems administration. We are initially focusing on MySQL administration, as we have years of experience building leading tools for the industry. Our beta clients are very well-known, leading tech firms that use MySQL. Our team has years of experience building web applications and with high performance MySQL management.

We are also building a killer UI that will be the primary value for our customers. You'll be focusing on making that UI a reality. Ideally, you have expertise in modern web application development including JavaScript frameworks, building responsive designs for mobile/desktop, API client development, MySQL, and the Symfony2 PHP framework. It wouldn't hurt to be a good sysadmin, good with The Cloud, have some other devopsy buzzwords thrown in too... you get the idea.

If interested, email stuff to jobs@vividcortex.com . We are fun! ;)

andygeers 2 days ago 1 reply      
Hubbub - London or Remote - Full time

Hubbub is saving independent food shops by letting people order online when they can't get to the shops themselves. We mask the complexity of ordering from lots of separate shops and allow customers to place a single order online and receive all their weekly shopping in one go. It's good for the shops because it lets them reach a wider audience, and it's good for our busy customers because it allows them to support their local community.

We're looking for two developers, who will double the size of our current team, to work on our Rails based website and supporting applications. Ruby experience is a plus, but we're very happy to take on people without direct experience if they know how to learn - our second developer hadn't written any Ruby before starting with us.

More details, including how to apply, are at http://developers.hubbub.co.uk/

ar4420 1 day ago 0 replies      
CoachUp | Boston, MA


CoachUp is a marketplace that helps athletes achieve their full potential by connecting them with great private coaches. We are the nation's leading private coaching provider with over 7,000 private coaches in every sport, all across America.

We're looking for talented individuals who want to be part of a small team going after a huge opportunity. Specifically, we have positions open for Senior Software Engineers and Lead UI/UX Designers. We're building in Ruby on Rails, developing at a fast pace, and are constantly iterating and pushing releases into production. There will never be a single boring day at CoachUp! If you would like to find out more information, you can visit:

We're fortunate enough to have just closed our first round of VC financing, and are looking to invest heavily in our product:


We offer competitive salaries, full health and dental coverage, a fun work atmosphere, and flexible hours. If you're looking to have a large impact on a small company that is changing the world, get in touch with us today by sending your resume to careers[at]coachup.com

Peroni 4 days ago 0 replies      
Globaldev - London, UK: Ruby Engineers & Ruby on Rails Developers - Permanent & Contract


With a portfolio of over 7,500 sites, we're the largest social network you've probably never heard of. One of the world's leading social discovery and dating companies, we're the Facebook for people who haven't met yet " enabling people to find new friends and partners online for fun and adventure in real life.

We're looking for 2-3 expert Ruby engineers & RoR Developers to help us build a series of major enhancements to our dating platform and infrastructure over the next 12 months. It's a fantastic place to work where you'll be surrounded by incredibly talented developers working on big data problems and we are working hard to ensure we provide the best environment for Ruby/RoR Devs in London.

For more info or to apply email me - sbuckley@globaldev.co.uk

rgaucher 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, Full-time

At Coverity (http://coverity.com) we are looking for a security researcher with interest in static analysis. The candidate must be a strong in websec, doesn't be afraid to write code (checker prototypes, etc.), and the best would be to have some prior knowledge in static analysis (which doesn't need to be you wrote your own static analysis tool for brainf*ck or something).
We have a description here on linkedin (http://linkd.in/VxL5bx) and you can apply there or just contact me directly (@rgaucher || rgaucher /at/ coverity.com). To have an idea of what we're doing, some of it is on our blog (https://communities.coverity.com/blogs/security).

joshuaxls 4 days ago 0 replies      
AngelList, San Francisco, H1B candidates welcome.

We're always ready to talk with talented, motivated designers and developers. We've built a world-class team and will continue to do so in 2013.

Each week we help hundreds of startups raise capital and connect with talent. Come join us in the center of the startup universe.

You can apply through our own product at https://angel.co/angellist/recruiting, or email me at josh@angel.co.

edawerd 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, Full-time, Intern and H1B OK

Looking for full-stack, Rails + Javascript engineer.

ZenPayroll (https://zenpayroll.com/) is building the future of payroll. If you love solving core, foundational problems, we'd love to speak with you.

Our founders are second time entrepreneurs from Stanford who have sold two prior companies. We've raised $6.1M from an impressive list investors who believe it's time for payroll to be disrupted, including YCombinator, Google Ventures, Salesforce, and the CEOs of Box, Yammer, Dropbox, YouTube, Yelp, and Philz Coffee (yes, the best coffee in the world). See https://zenpayroll.com/investors

Technologies we use include Rails, Backbone, MySQL, and CoffeeScript. We are test-driven, using RSpec and Jasmine.

Company benefits include:

  - Free breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Open vacation policy. We don't count days.
- Buy or build your ideal work environment.
- Fitness stipend.
- A sunny, top floor office space.
- Housing stipend if you live near the office.
- Competitive salary and equity package.
- Health, dental and vision benefits.

Positions we are hiring for:

  - Software engineers. 
- Payroll compliance experts.
- Marketing and sales.
- Customer support

For a full list of requirements for the positions, please visit: https://zenpayroll.com/careers

To apply, email jobs@zenpayroll.com and include (1) your LinkedIn and resume (github as well if you are applying for a software position), (2) a note on why you are interested in ZenPayroll, and (3) share with us something you've done which you are most proud of.

jedberg 4 days ago 0 replies      

Los Gatos, CA -- full time

Netflix is looking for a whole bunch of folks for the streaming service.

I'm specifically looking for Site Reliability Engineers. If the idea of building a reliable system on top of AWS excites you, let us know!

Email talent@netflix.com and let them know you saw my post on HH.

Faerris 1 day ago 0 replies      
LiquidPlanner | Seattle, WA



Hey everyone! We're a profitable online project management software company that sits perfectly between lighter weight task-management apps and Microsoft Project.

We're hiring like gangbusters and have some great openings that we think the HN community would be interested in:

  - Program Manager

- Software Development Engineer (x2)

- Marketing Communications Technical Writer

- Account Coordinator

Our benefits include (but are certainly not limited to):

  - A competitive salary

- Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage

- 401(k) plan

- Four weeks paid vacation

- A super casual and fun work environment

For complete details on these roles, come read our Careers page here: https://www.liquidplanner.com/careers/

You can also send your resume and cover letter to jobs[at]liquidplanner.com


saumil07 4 days ago 0 replies      
LocBox, San Francisco. Frontend Engineer, Rails Developer, Data Scientist, Inside Sales Representative. Relocations Welcome, H1B Transfers Welcome.

More at http://www.getlocbox.com/careers and http://www.techcrunch.com/2012/10/31/locbox-series-a/.

I'm CEO at LocBox (http://www.getlocbox.com) and we are looking to work with great folks that share our mission - empowering local businesses to generate sustainable revenue from their best customers. We want to do it with Data, Algorithms and Design in a space that has traditionally lacked all three but is finally turning the corner (and fast).

Most local businesses resort to unsustainable daily deals or boring Email Marketing to acquire and retain customers. We reject that status quo and our hundreds of (paying) customers agree. We've also developed a new search/crawl/tech-centric way of acquiring our own customers and disagree with the obsolete feet-on-street Sales model. The company is very small but generating material and predictable revenue; net revenue growth has exploded in the last 2 quarters.

Our tech/product team is 6 at the moment and the company as a whole is 11; we're looking to at least triple the tech team size in the next 6 months. The tech stack is standard-issue Rails/HTML/CSS/JavaScript and is deployed on AWS. The product and tech team operates on 2 week sprints and there's a decent bit of Halo-playing and beer-drinking at the completion of sprint milestones.

We also just launched with a $5.1M Series A in the press w/ TechCrunch, AllThingsD, GigaOm and VentureBeat.
Ready to talk to us? I'm saumil at getlocbox dot com and at http://www.getlocbox.com/careers.

capkutay 4 days ago 0 replies      
WebAction (http://www.webaction.com) - Full time or intern in Palo Alto, CA (Downtown Palo Alto). Seeking Front-end developers and Platform Engineers.

WebAction is a start-up looking to fill the gap between Big Data and transaction data. We have just closed our Series A round and we are getting ready to launch our product. Our seasoned founding team has multiple successful exits; including some of the key enterprise infrastructure software that you use today. We are located in a newly-renovated office in famous downtown Palo Alto. You can walk to the Apple store in 7 minutes, Starbucks in 8 and the train station in about 15.

Front-end Developers should be well-versed in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. You should be interested in Data Visualization libraries such as D3 or processing. Strong programming fundamentals and experience with languages like Java/C/C++ is a huge plus. Experience developing native iOS apps would also be strongly desired, but not a requirement.

For the Platform Engineer position, you should have or at least be interested in learning: Large-scale distributed systems, Highly available, highly scalable architectures, Hadoop (MapReduce / Pig / Zookeeper), Data Serialization (Avro / Thrift / Protocol Buffers), Bytecode generation and injection, NoSQL / BigData (MongoDB / Cassandra / HBase), Real-time messaging (0MQ / Kestrel / Kafka or similar), Real-time event processing, Continuous Queries

If you are interested, email us at jobs@webaction.com. In your message, mention "Hacker News" and feel free to let us know about your passions or any technologies that excite you. We look forward to hearing from you.

lonbinder 4 days ago 1 reply      
One of the best and untapped resources for jobs in NYC is the Made in NY list - http://nytm.org/made-in-nyc


We (Warby Parker) are proud to be on it! Here are some of our open roles:

* Principal Engineer, Computer Vision - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/oPMSOg/Principal-Software-E...

* Principal Engineer, Core Services - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/FOHYC7/Principal-Software-E...

* Principal Engineer, E-Commerce - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/EuV9Hy/Principal-Software-E...

* Software Engineer (Senior, Mid, and Juniors) - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/B4SksS/Software-Engineer.ht...

* QA Engineer (Senior, Mid, and Juniors) - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/WoQFbl/Quality-Assurance-En...

* Data Engineer - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/M4Zd5e/Data-Business-Intell...

* Systems Engineer (Senior and Mid) - http://wp.theresumator.com/apply/G9KyMC/Systems-Administrato...


For more info and other roles, check out Warby Parker's job page:


mattdeboard 4 days ago 0 replies      
Courseload - JS/Python/Clojure - Indianapolis, IN - Full-time, US citizenship required, remote OK for the right candidate, relocation assistance

Courseload, Inc., is looking for a smart, motivated and disciplined software developer who wants to work someplace they can make an enormous difference in post-secondary education by bringing down costs and increasing accessibility. Our offices sit on one of the most beautiful locations in downtown Indianapolis. The work environment is relaxed; no one much cares when or where you get the work done as long as it's high quality and delivered on time.

Our tech stack is mostly (client-side) Javascript & Python, with some C# services being replaced gradually by Clojure (JVM variety). New hires will join our very small product development team and have the chance to make an immediate impact.

You can either visit http://courseload.com/jobs, email careers@courseload.com or contact me at the email listed in my profile if you have any questions.

seanmccann 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco


Ruby Engineers, Mobile Engineer, interns

The last 50 years has seen the reinvention of almost every major industry except for one: Trucking. Intrans is here to change that by deploying the world's first mobile platform for on-demand freight shipping. Over $30 billion dollars a month is spent trucking freight around the US, without it, the country would grind to a halt overnight. In such a massive market, it's hard to believe that the entire industry today still runs on phones and fax machines, but until now, it has. This means hundreds of millions of dollars worth of freight capacity goes unfilled every month due to the old-school inefficiencies of the industry. We are changing that.

If you're ready to change the trucking industry, send your resume and GitHub profile to jobs@intrans.com. We're also looking for summer engineering interns.

bijanv 4 days ago 0 replies      
EventMobi - Toronto, Canada - Full-time Devs

EventMobi (http://www.eventmobi.com) is the leading mobile web platform that allows event planners to create engaging apps for their event or conference in only a few minutes. Our mobile event guides, real-time interactivity features and the first ever social / gaming layer customized for conferences and tradeshows have been used by over 1000 events, 2 Million users, and are served for events in 8 languages across 5 continents.

We're not your typical startup, we're completely self-funded team of 17 and yet with no outside capital we're massively profitable and on an incredible growth path with companies like Intel, Disney and the Olympics IOC using us for their mobile event app needs.


We're to grow our engineering team as our platform expands and we're looking for start-up minded software engineers who want to build extremely fast and see their code in production and in use by millions of people right away! We use a lot of new tech (Node.js,Backbone.js, Redis) in production and we're trying to innovate what is possible one the mobile web.

We're looking for devs who are comfortable with Javascript and are excited to build HTML5 products on the mobile web, give us a shout!

We're also looking for more experienced engineers to help us build our core platform as we add on other features and services. This means helping architect our multi-tiered API, our data consistency solutions syncing data between multiple devices and global nodes, architecting our scaling solutions, etc.

To have a better look, check out our careers page! http://www.eventmobi.com/about/careers/

nav 4 days ago 1 reply      
Sd - Subtle Disruption | New Delhi / Remote

At Sd we are designers, engineers and aesthetes working on products aimed at uncovering latent needs and desires. We aspire to develop a model that sits at the intersection of disciplines and brings together great people from all over to build interesting companies. We believe innovation often charts its own path and we thus adjust ourselves accordingly by being experimental and lean in our approach.

Our ideas seem not bound by verticals or geographies. We are light"packers, risk takers and tend to be driven a bit differently. We are made up of not employees, rather co"founder caliber individuals. We are school, degree and work experience agnostic. What is important to us is: integrity, energy/personality and intelligence (in that order) to apply please visit http://subtledisruption.com . You can also follow us at http://twitter.com/sdisruption

Wishing the HNews community a very happy and prosperous 2013!

wahnfrieden 4 days ago 0 replies      
Canvas Networks // NYC // FULLTIME

Canvas Networks (USV Funded) is looking for an iOS tech lead to join a small, close team building the rich-media community platform of the future. We're working on some new innovations in mobile, and we want someone to help us build it. This is a lead iOS engineer position for you to grow into as we grow our iOS efforts.

To help us iterate and continue momentum, we practice continuous deployment to the extent possible, which presents some unique challenges with native Objective-C / Cocoa apps. On our backend servers, we ship twenty times a day " Apple makes things more complex but it's a spectrum we're interested in improving.

Free lunch, flexible hours, one of the biggest arcades in Manhattan (3 cabinets!), competitive salary and full benefits (health, dental, vision), take-what-you-want vacation.

Our office is in Union Square, Manhattan. If you don't live in New York City, we'll pay to fix that.

Shoot an email to jobs@canv.as with your resume, portfolio, and github if you have one.

learnstreet 3 days ago 0 replies      
LearnStreet (http://www.learnstreet.com) | Palo Alto, CA | Full-time and Intern, Engineers & Designers

LearnStreet is an early-stage startup focused on changing the way people of all backgrounds and skill levels learn how to code.

We are a small, passionate team of product craftsmen, hackers and designers doing what we love"building a service that inspires users to tap into their amazing potential. We believe putting the power of coding in more hands can unleash a wave of creativity that makes the world a better place for all of us.

The LearnStreet team is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by Khosla Ventures.

Software Engineer (Full-Time, Intern)

We are looking for front-end and back-end engineers who care deeply about using technology to make an impact in education, by making it easier for people to learn programming and computer science on the web. We want people who are ambitious and who will relish the challenge of building a product to educate millions of people around the world.

Although we aren't looking for a precise background or skill set, here are some traits we like: You like programming and building products. You've done some side projects on your own initiative. You enjoy working hard, figuring out what you need to do to get the job done, and then quickly learning what you need to get it done. You enjoy the excitement of working at an early-stage and ambitious Silicon Valley start-up.

Some of the technologies we use include Python (Flask), JavaScript, JQuery, MongoDB, and Node.js.

UI/UX designer (Full-Time, Intern)

We are looking for user interface / experience designers to join our design team. In this role, you will help create intuitive, usable and visually appealing user interfaces for online programming education. As part of the team, you will help define user models and interfaces for new and existing LearnStreet products and features, develop storyboards and mockups to communicate design ideas, assess the usability of new and existing products, and make constructive suggestions for changes. Background in interaction design is helpful. Experience with Photoshop is required, and experience with HTML and CSS is preferred.

If interested, please email jobs@learnstreet.com with your resume and portfolio (GitHub, Dribbble, etc.) if applicable.

For more information on LearnStreet, check out -

LearnStreet website: http://www.learnstreet.com
TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/07/learnstreet-launches-with-1...
GigaOm: http://gigaom.com/2012/11/07/khosla-backed-learnstreet-takes...
WIRED: http://wiredinsider.tumblr.com/post/34100317516/learnstreet-...

urgeio 4 days ago 1 reply      
BERLIN/THE FACTORY, BRAND NEW: Node.js + NoSQL Growth Hacker for High Traffic Site (Fulltime)

Top 5 reasons why you should move to Berlin, right now:

1. Absolutely lowest livings costs with highest quality of living. Stay in gorgeous, perfectly renovated apartments in pre-WWII residential buildings with high ceilings, right in the middle of the center and pay a fraction of costs of any other capital (even cheaper than any Eastern European capital). No need for a car"Berlin has one of the densest subway nets and wide streets make biking fun.

2. A vibrant and Europe's fastest growing ecosystem of smart people and tons of networking events. A vast number of new software talents, founders, software companies and VCs move to Berlin every day (Twitter, Google/Google for Entrepreneurs, Soundcloud, Early Bird, Mozilla and many more).

3. People here are open-minded, outgoing, mix well and international"no need to learn one word German, everyone speaks English. Making new friends is a matter of days. Visit tons of networking and startup events.

4. Easy work permissions"Europeans do not need any and can work from day one and the rest applies for the hassle-free Blue Card.

5. Berlin's night life is unmatched, huge and changing every day (plus ridiculously cheap). Berlin has got some of the most dazzling, naughty, and original clubs on the face of the Earth.

Berlin is calling and getting the new tech hub of Europe. If you are passionate about building great software, we'd love to talk with you. If you don't live in Berlin yet, we could help to fix that.

APPLY NOW => http://urge.io/jobs

brandnewlow 4 days ago 0 replies      
Perfect Audience (YC S11), San Francisco or remote, Full-time.

We're looking for full-stack developers. Perfect Audience is a self-service ad platform that lets businesses get more sales and conversions by retargeting lost visitors on Facebook.


What we are looking for:

* Ability to architect, develop, and test key infrastructure

* Understanding of performance and design tradeoffs, without compromising quality

* Experience scaling up webapps and services for rapid growth is a plus

We offer a generous salary and equity grant, free lunches, your choice of snacks in the kitchen, and a desk in our sunny, beautiful office in downtown San Francisco.

Office pic: http://i.imgur.com/aL4Mc.jpg

Want to know more? Write to hello@perfectaudience.com

P.S. If you don't know advertising, that's OK. The ad stuff can be learned. Being a great developer is much harder to "pick up."

gidgreen 2 days ago 0 replies      
Copyscape - http://www.copyscape.com/ - Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem)

Copyscape is the world's leading online plagiarism search engine with millions of users and a strong global brand: http://www.copyscape.com/press.php

We are looking for a senior developer to build new services for online content analysis and management. You will work directly with the founders, who have deep product and technology experience, and will quickly gain a high level of autonomy and responsibility. Competitive pay and flexible working location for the right candidate, including the option to work from home. Full time or part time position.

You must be intelligent and enjoy working independently, teaching yourself what you need to get the job done. Beyond that, we value experience designing scalable database architectures, customer-facing APIs and web-based user interfaces. Knowledge of C, PHP, MySQL and Javascript are also a plus, but we know the best developers can pick up new languages quickly.

Copyscape is provided by Indigo Stream Technologies, a small and rapidly growing company co-founded by Gideon Greenspan (gidgreen.com). The company has been profitable for many years.

To apply, please email jobs-2012@copyscape.com - thanks!

jtwaleson 2 days ago 0 replies      
Mendix http://www.mendix.com/ Rotterdam, The Netherlands) is on a hiring spree.

  Looking for:
- Software Development Manager
- Devs (JS, C#, Java, Scala)
- Cloud Engineers (*nix, Puppet, Python, DNS, HTTP, etc),
- System Engineers (Hardware, Networking, etc)

Mendix is a fast growing Agile PaaS (100%+ per year revenue growth for the last 7 years) with HQ in Boston and R&D in Rotterdam.

We're not some startup that's hoping to score a big hit, we're trying to change the world of software development.

If you've read "Blue-collar knowledge workers will save the economy" (http://seldo.com/weblog/2012/08/30/software_developers_can_s...), well, that's basically what we are doing.

We cater mostly to large businesses and deliver applications through our network of partners.

We're looking for a Software Development Manager to orchestrate R&D (25+ people) and report to the CTO.

  You should:
- have a hands-on mentality
- be a great fit with the team
- have at least 10 years of experience in software
engineering, including hands-on programming skills
- think that Agile/SCRUM is a good idea
- speak Dutch

This is a tough job but the salary will match.

We're also looking for very good developers / system engineers.

We work with the languages listed above, but if you're very good you can probably learn them soon enough.

Our team is great and we've had multiple international developers, however, relocation is required.

You can contact jobs@mendix.com and find more information at http://mendix.com/jobs

If you are interested in delivering applications using our platform: we have jobs for that in the US (Boston), the UK (Milton Keynes) and The Netherlands. Or you can sign up to become a partner!

harel 4 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK - Glow

Glow is on a rapid growth curve and are currently looking to assemble a super team of great developers to work in our West End office. We'll do everything we can to make you feel at home. We have fun challenges to offer, playing with big data, scalability, machine learning, analytics, user interface and we're always willing to learn new things.

We cook with Python, Javascript, a large dose of other cutting edge technologies and a healthy mix of social and advertising APIs.
If you think you can hack it, we'd love to hear from you. You can apply using the "apply" button below or email to careers@thisisglow.com

A bit more info: http://www.reddit.com/r/london_forhire/comments/150v91/hirin...

madh 3 days ago 0 replies      
Practice Fusion (http://practicefusion.com) - San Francisco

We're looking for talented engineers who want to revolutionize healthcare with life-saving technology for doctors and patients. We make web-based EMR (electronic medical record) software. We're growing quickly and have over 200,000+ users serving over 50+ million patients are are the #1 EMR in the country. We have great office in the heart of SF and a fantastic company culture.

Some of the stack here is ASP.NET/ActionScript, but we're quickly moving headstrong into HTML5 and Javascript. I'm building out a small team that will work on web (HTML5, Backbone.js, Ruby, Rails) and mobile (HTML5, iOS native) apps. We'll also be doing some web scraping and data extraction too.

If this sounds like fun, feel free to contact me directly at hparmar [at] practicefusion.com.

dougb 3 days ago 0 replies      
kWantera - Pittsburgh PA (full-time)
We are an energy management early-stage company in Pittsburgh's Strip District. We are changing the way that businesses buy electricity in the wholesale markets. We also help companies manage their demand and power quality issues.

See http://www.kwantera.com for more info.

We are looking for full-time developers to join the team in our Pittsburgh office. We are a small group of passionate people changing the energy procurement process. We are looking for people who take pride in their work, like to “get things done" and want to be a part of a growing company. If you enjoy being part of a small team where everybody contributes and like to make a difference, then this opportunity might be for you.

• Frontend Developer:
About Position: We are looking for someone to own the design and user experience of our web apps. The ideal person will have experience presenting complex data in easily digestible ways. Required Skills: js, jQuery, D3, NVD3.

• Backend Developer:
About Position: We are looking for someone to help us constantly improve our backend systems. They must be familiar with various OpenSource tools to know which ones to use, and where to develop in house solutions. Must be able to evolve current system to meet future needs in a timely manner and must be good at defining interfaces between components. Must possesses superior programing skills.
Required Skills: Python, Flask, Java, MongoDb, MySQL, interest in Scala.

• DevOps:
About Position: This position involves building tools to manage, deploy, monitor, and scale our cloud infrastructure, working closely with our development team to plan our co-location strategy, and managing costs effectively. They will own Operations and be responsible for timely delivery of our products.
Required Skills: Debian Linux, AWS, Whirr, Python, MongoDb, MySQL, Shell scripting..

• Lead QA Developer:
About Position: We are looking for someone to build a team around. This person will be responsible for making sure our products are of the highest quality.
Required Skills: Python, Shell Scripting, testing frameworks.

Email careers@kwantera.com if interested.

jnazario 4 days ago 0 replies      
Invincea Labs -- Fairfax/Arlington


i have a bunch of immediate openings.

i'm hiring for two "research engineer" positions, two "senior research engineer" positions, and two "principle research engineer" positions. think "software engineer who loves solving science problems and dealing with shifting requirements". C, C++, Python. algorithms, malware analysis familiarity, automation, etc. US citizens, clearance and/or clearable desired. no relo assistance.

i'm also seeking an IT person: sysadmin, devops role. clearance needed, experience in working with secured equipment (e.g. in a secure facility) strongly desired.

martian 3 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco - Thumbtack - Software Engineer

Thumbtack is Amazon for services. A quarter of a million businesses have listed on Thumbtack, and we connect those businesses with new customers everyday. Unlike many startups, we're well on our way to being profitable.

Our small team is dedicated to excellent engineering and design. We eat meals together everyday cooked by an in-house chef. We work in a beautiful old warehouse in SOMA.

http://www.thumbtack.com/engineering and http://www.thumbtack.com/jobs

Email chris at thumbtack with questions.

rgoldglass 3 days ago 0 replies      
Your next opportunity is with us

Avid Life Media Inc. is a leading social entertainment company that operates some of the most vibrant social networking and dating communities on the web. We currently have online presence in over 20 countries located around the world in a variety of languages, with aggressive plans to continue to expand the businesses. To support our continued compound annual growth and global expansion, we are looking for entrepreneurial, strategic and results oriented team members.

PHP Developer

As a PHP developer, working on properties such as Ashley Madison, CougarLife, Established Men, and ManCrunch you will be involved in all stages of developing the product you are working on. You'll create new product ideas and help guide the product roadmap, spec out what the next generation will look like, and implement it yourself. Because of this, we look for individuals who thrive in an environment where they will work creatively, take initiative and deliver on commitments.

The Challenge

As developers at Avid Life Media, we deal with some of the most challenging problems any of us have come across. The scale and speed of our growth force us to experiment with techniques and technologies only the very biggest websites ever need to use. Sometimes we find something other people have pioneered, and adapt it to fit our sites. Other times we're the pioneers, inventing new solutions.

Here's what you'll do

-Contribute to product design and implementation discussions
-Push the envelope on speed to implement projects from the idea phase to production
-Test and iterate code before and after production release
-Design, architect, implement, and QA new functionality

Here's what you'll need

-Experience with PHP
-Strong JavaScript using JQuery
-Good knowledge of SQL
-Understanding of scalability, systems engineering, and algorithms
-Sense of product and design
-You know a lot of languages and you're comfortable learning new ones quickly
-You understand the importance of test/behaviour driven development
-A general familiarity with Unix like operating systems (Linux, OS X, BSD) and a love for the power of the command line

It would be awesome if you had

-Experience with Ruby, Erlang, Objective-C
-Experience with Sphinx, Lucene and/or Solr
-Familiarity with Apache, Memcache, Nginx
-Familiarity with Redis, Beanstalk
-Knowledge of database scaling and common caching, sharding and partitioning approaches
-BS or greater in an Engineering-related degree, Computer Science, Math, or Physics
-Strong statistics/math skills (if you can't measure it, you can't understand it)

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hr@avidlifemedia.com. In the e-mail subject line please reference "Developer".

mikepk 3 days ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA (full-time, intern)
Smarterer - http://smarterer.com


Smarterer is a fun, crowd-sourced, online, testing platform for any knowledge skill (from nuclear physics to World of Warcraft).

We have lots of interesting scaling, algorithm, and product challenges. You will be a part of the core technical team and will have a big impact on the product, technology and culture of the company.

Our stack is mostly Python and JavaScript, but we're looking for creative startup hackers who love to build things.

We're backed by True Ventures, Google Ventures and a collection of amazing angel investors.



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

mehuln 4 days ago 2 replies      
Flutter (flutterapp.con) - Full-time, Interns (year around)

We're building gesture detection over built-in webcam in devices through the disruptive computer vision technology to enable users to control computers, tablets, TVs, and phones simple finger flicks. Please go to http://flutterapp.com to see our demo video.

If you are looking for a very early stage start-up with challenging technical problem in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) then we are the right fit for you.

We are looking for:
- Full Stack Engineer: c,c++, python, djengo
- JavaScript Experts
- Computer Vision, Machine Learning Experts
- UI & UX designers with neck for understanding HCI - this is not just about creating new graphics... it is really about creating a new way of interacting with machines.

Please send your resume to jobs [at] flutterapp.com

jack7890 4 days ago 2 replies      
SeatGeek - New York, NY - Fulltime, on-site

We're ticket search engine (i.e. "Kayak for sports/concerts").

' iOS Developer: Looking for someone to lead the development of our iOS apps: http://goo.gl/a9QKN

' Android Developer: Looking for someone to lead the development of our Android app: http://goo.gl/tW3y4

lazyjones 4 days ago 0 replies      
Geizhals in Vienna, Austria is looking for senior and lead web/full-stack developers.

We currently use mostly Perl (mod_perl, PSGI/Plack and Mojolicious), PostgreSQL, Redis, Apache, Gearman, as well as JavaScript, C, Java/JSP, PHP for minor projects, but as an experienced lead developer you would build/expand a team based on sound technology decisions yourself (we're very interested in switching to Go).

We're a small (hc: 53), privately-owned and profitable company running one of the oldest and most popular price comparison websites in the German speaking area (built in 1997, incorporated in 2000) and several smaller sites, looking to build a strong, experienced development team to bolster our efforts for current and future projects.

German is not strictly required, but helpful. English is mandatory. Strong team skills and a hands-on mentality are absolutely required. You must have experience building large, complex, high-performance websites, implementing A/B-testing and working with medium-sized, mixed (not only dev) teams. Experience building smartphone/tablet apps is helpful, though not required.

If you want to make a difference and enjoy one of the highest living standards in the world, let us know at: jobs@geizhals.at

Salaries for these positions will typically be in the range of €56K-80K/y.

vikram 3 days ago 0 replies      
Newman Online. London, UK.

We are looking for a Python Developer. We allow plenty of home working, but if you do come into the office, you get free tickets to the cinema we work above (and free barista made coffee).

There's a lengthy description at https://jobs.github.com/positions/9f7647ee-3c66-11e2-961a-fb... but in short we want someone with a lot of Python, who isn't scared by legacy code, and who doesn't require managing. We offer a lot of flexibility and freedom for the right candidates.

Development is run by developers, so we use sexy technologies when they are appropriate. We let people choose what they want to work on, but sometimes we all have to chip in on the grotty stuff.

Do checkout the advert or email us at jobs@newmanonline.org.uk with any questions.

jasonmotylinski 4 days ago 0 replies      
Thomson Reuters - St. Paul, MN - .Net Software Engineer / FT

We are a 40+ developer group working in downtown St. Paul, MN to deliver market data to customers. The larger team produces an easy to consume REST/SOAP API for customers to interface/integrate with.

The primary focus for this position is enhancing and maintaining a web-based document workflow and permissioning management system. The application manages the creation and approval of contracts for customers to gain access to the API. The system also integrates with other internal applications via queuing and OData APIs.

We are a small team of 2 looking to add a highly motivated engineer. We work in a rapid delivery product cycle. The idea person would love the latest web technologies and able to pragmatically apply them to our application.

Our technology stack is:

I am the hiring manager so feel free to contact me with any questions about the position: jason[dot]motylinski[at]thomsonreuters[dot]com

Official job posting:

kuang 4 days ago 0 replies      
Berkeley, CA

Head of marketing + sales -- Captricity (captricity.com)

This is an opportunity to accelerate growth at a seed stage startup. The leaders are tech veterans and CS PhDs. We're backed by great investors. Primary responsibilities are inbound marketing and architecting our inside sales operations. It's a great opportunity for a up-and-coming leader with a decent amount of saas sales/marketing experience to get to the next level.

Details + how to apply: http://captricity.com/jobs/#HMS

Captricity is an award-winning startup that offers a pay-as-you-go service for digitizing paper forms. Our technology turns paper images into structured, machine-readable format quickly and cheaply using crowd-guided machine learning and computer vision. It's not OCR or crowdsourcing; we provide human-quality transcription that works on any form, including hand-written ones, at the speed and cost of a cloud software service. Our vision is to be an on-demand bridge between analog and digital information. Our inspiration comes from research on how to help low-resource organizations become data-driven and more efficient.

benporterfield 3 days ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer (San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Santa Cruz)

Looker is a Business Intelligence startup that focuses on the intersection of economics and engineering " helping customers use data to achieve success. We believe that businesses can only thrive when information is easily accessible and consistently defined across the entire organization.

More about us:

  - We are an engineering-focused team of 8
- Post series A (but still giving great stock grants to the right people)
- Based in sunny Santa Cruz, CA
- Growing revenue and plenty of runway
- We have a product that our customers love.
Quote: "I'd never start another company without Looker!"
- Stack includes JRuby+Sinatra, Java, CoffeeScript/JavaScript, JQuery, SQL, and more
- Top tier clients list. Get to know some of the smartest people in the industry
and see how they think and operate
(after all, we're helping them to think about data)

Does this sound like you?

  - Driven to excel in a fast-paced, autonomous, and fun startup environment
- Experience shipping exceptional products or projects
- A full-stack generalist, proficient in Ruby, Javascript, or equivalent
- Ability to quickly pick up new technology and apply it effectively
- Well-versed in common front and back-end challenges
(scaling, interacting with DB, debugging, REST, MVC, etc)

What to expect:

  - Meaningful equity, competitive salary, healthcare & benefits
- Sane work hours and vacation policy - meaning we have no policy. We trust everyone
to work in a way that is most beneficial to them and to Looker
- Learning first-hand how a startup works (it's a lot more than just code!)
- Significant responsibility for architecting, deploying, and
maintaining critical features or infrastructure
- A genuine passion amongst teammates for helping great
companies become even greater through data discovery

Note: We are still stealthy, so currently our web presence is minimal.

Interested? Please email ben@looker.com with some information about yourself and we'll get back to you!

lylo 1 day ago 0 replies      
FreeAgent (http://www.freeagent.com)

Full Time, Edinburgh UK or remote.
Opportunities for Ruby Engineers, Operations staff and and Engineering Managers

FreeAgent is a cloud accounting web app developed in Ruby using Rails. We're the market leader in the UK with nearly 30,000 paying customers. We have enormous ambition and need smart people to come and help us realise it.

We're looking for Ruby Engineers of all levels, Operations staff as well as Engineering Managers, to come and join our outstanding team.

If you have experience working on high-traffic commercial web apps, ideally but not necessarily in Ruby, please drop us a line at jobs@freeagent.com.

AdamGibbins 4 days ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA - TIM Group (previously youDevise) are hiring a Senior Linux Sysadmin.

We're a 100 person market leading financial software firm with offices in Boston, New York, London and Hong Kong. Rated one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK by The Sunday Times (http://www.fasttrack.co.uk/fasttrack/leagues/dbtechDetails.a...).

We're a continually iterating self managed team doing awesome things with Puppet, MCollective, Ruby, Graphite, Logstash, KVM, MySQL, MongoDB, JVMs and continuous deployments.

We'd love to talk to you, please get in contact with any questions.

Official job spec: http://www.timgroup.com/careers/current-vacancies/system-adm...

bkanber 4 days ago 0 replies      
Tidal Labs (http://tid.al) -- Anywhere in the US (but we're based in NYC)

We're hiring a web developer: PHP, JS, HTML, CSS. Any level of experience is welcome to apply. We don't care if you've never worked pro before, but you'll still need to have built websites (even if just for fun) in order to be considered.

Tidal is a syndicated CMS that powers websites for people like Pepsi, Teen Vogue, Lucky Magazine, Details, Bob Vila, and many more awesome brands. We build interactive websites that make lots of people happy.

As a team, we highly value learning and growth. We'll make sure you're better tomorrow than you are today, every day.

Your job will be to help conceive and implement new features on websites. You'll also be able to interact with our great clients directly, you'll have a high level of autonomy, and you'll really be able to own your work.

Email php@tid.al if you're interested!

ryporter 3 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA. Full time. H1B okay.

AMA Capital trades billions of dollars per day in the foreign exchange market.

We are all engineers, and we all do a little bit of everything. We design and implement our own trading strategies and infrastructure, down to the networking code that ties us in to financial markets.

We are a very small team looking to hire employees number 2 and 3, who will focus on strategy or on infrastructure.

No experience or specific knowledge of finance is required. However, you do need to be at least interested in financial markets and to be able to implement your strategies carefully in C++.


schuon 4 days ago 1 reply      
Munich, Germany
Stylight - European Fashion Community http://www.stylight.com

We do beautiful stuff - not only our product is beautiful, also our code and architecture. We're an international, English speaking team of 7 that builds the plattform. We use Bootstrap/Java/JBoss for the frontend and Python/Tornado for our backend. We're hiring across the board on both ends, mail sebastian.schuon@stylight.com if you're interested in coming to Munich - we want all of us in the same room, needless to say we pay for relocation.

Check out http://www.stylight.co.uk/Jobs/ to see what we look like!

Cheers and a happy new year,
schuon (http://www.stylight.co.uk/schuon)

steiza 3 days ago 0 replies      
Olark - Palo Alto, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; remote ok - Full Time

### Who is Olark?

Simply, we're the people that put live chat on thousands of websites across the Internet.

More than that, we're helping businesses scale their personal touch to the Internet, as the lines between customer discovery, sales, and support blur.

### Who are we looking for? (details on http://www.olark.com/jobs)

- Ruby on Rails Engineer / Architect: you've worked before on an at-scale Rails app and love making it easier for our customers to use our app and make it easier for your fellow developers to contribute improvements.

- Graphic Designer: you'd like to apply your understanding of both functionality and aesthetic to improve our website and chat window.

- Marketing Communications: you'll help us educate the world about how the meaning of customer service is changing

### What's our culture like?

- Our all-hands retreat in August combined team outings (winery tours / biking / canoeing) with talking about the future of interacting with customers and how we were going to change it.

- Engaging with our customers! At conferences, answering e-mailed questions, and (of course) chatting with them on Olark. Interacting with our customers has repeatedly gave us insights that couldn't have come from simply writing code.

- We have project-based teams that shift (roughly) quarterly. We want to give our teams enough time to make sizable changes, but experience has taught us that iterations need an end date so we can collect feedback from real-world usage.

### How to apply

For more details and to contact us, check out http://www.olark.com/jobs

markhelo 4 days ago 0 replies      
Wello - San Francisco (https://www.sortbox.co/z/4k)

Wello is looking to hire a software engineer with a passion for designing beautiful web applications. Using 2-way video technology, Wello enables users to workout from the comfort of their home or office with a live, professional trainer.

As the third engineer of a highly motivated team, you will be responsible for delivering product features that will delight customers. You will have a huge influence in shaping our product as an early member of the team. If you are someone that loves to build software and work in small teams, we'd love to tell you more about the opportunity.

What makes Wello special:

Our vision is to build a recognized health and wellness platform for learning and doing
We are a small and hungry team
We care deeply about great design
We are funded, generating revenue and successfully launched.
Learn more about us at http://www.wello.co/about/


Develop new features (backend, data analysis) while working side by side with the rest of the team
As an early employee, be a generalist and shape the company and its culture
Prototype experimental features quickly
Test your own code and deploy to production quickly and often


A passion for building intuitive software that delight users
3-5 years of prior experience building consumer software
Practical knowledge of building scalable web applications
Knowledge of design patterns
Drive to take initiative and ownership
(Passion for health and fitness solutions trumps any specific requirement).


General knowledge of Django and MySQL
Knowledge of a good A/B testing framework
Experience building small mobile applications on the side

A Little about the Leadership Team:

Co- founder Ann Scott Plante worked at Bain & Company. BA Dartmouth, MBA Stanford. Fellow co-­founder, Leslie Silverglide, previously founded and sold Mixt Greens, a quick-­service restaurant group. BA Johns Hopkins, MSc Oxford, MBA Stanford. Amol Kher, Wello's CTO, led teams at Netflix, Google and Microsoft. Hands-­on Technical Advisor, Marc Haverland, led MapQuest's technical team as well as that of MXLogic (acquired by MacAfee).

smilliken 4 days ago 0 replies      
MixRank - San Francisco, CA (full-time, intern)

Seeking: Engineers, Designer

Big data, web crawling, data visualization, machine learning. Happy to chat with anyone" send me an email: scott@mixrank.com.

We're also hosting a friendly, casual programming competition tomorrow, Wednesday the 2nd, in San Francisco (SoMA) at 7pm. Email me if you'd like to drop by.

bliscio 3 days ago 0 replies      
DaisyBill is in search of talented engineers to help grow our company.

We here at DaisyBill live the core values of a start-up: transparency, collaboration, passion, and smarts. We are deeply committed to our company and to our mission--we're the good guys in our industry (but the kind of good guys who win).

We are a small entrepreneurial team with solid financial backing and deep domain expertise. We have a long list of committed customers waiting for the beta launch of our product.

Our development process is collaborative and emphasizes sustainable coding practices such as domain-driven design, test-driven development, pair programming, continuous integration, and smart design decisions. We have state-of-the-art continuous integration and continuous deployment infrastructure.

Currently we are working out of Pivotal Labs NYC.

Our product is based on open-sourced platforms. We have done a substantial amount of open source work and are excited about future open source contributions.

You may be a good fit if you have:
- Experience with test-driven development ("TDD")
- Interest in (or experience with) pair-programming
- Strong grounding in OOP and SOA principles
- Git / Github experience.

What you will do
- Develop new user facing features for our incredibly engaged customer base
- Work closely with the product owners to mold the future of the DaisyBill

What DaisyBIll offers...
- Startup culture
- Flexible hours
- Remote possibilities
- Laid back environment
- Casual dress
- Very competitive salary

How to apply:
Email a copy of your resume, including the position for which you wish to apply, to: careers@daisybill.com . Principals only please!

perezda 4 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA - Wedding Party www.weddingpartyapp.com

1. We're building a company that's bringing mobile technology to the massive ($100bln) wedding industry. (there are over 2.5M weddings and 300M guests a year in the US alone)

2. We've seen tremendous growth and are currently working on some technically interesting multi platform and scaling challenges. There are also big data challenges on the horizon.

3. We're a small team of 5 and you will have a huge material impact on the growth of the company.

4. We're on Rails 3.2, Objective C, Java. We use Coffeescript, Underscore, Haml, and Sass. We test with RSpec, Capybara and Selenium.

5. We work at an awesome office near downtown Mountain View and have a diverse and wicked smart team.
Learn more here: www.weddingpartyapp.com/jobs
If you're interested, email us at jobs@weddingpartyapp.com

jconnolly 4 days ago 0 replies      
The Ladders - New York City

Looking for full time on-site developers.

We hire passion, not skills. If you'd describe yourself as a polyglot, prize code quality and clarity, please do get in touch.

Some tech we use across our company:
Java, Scala, Backbone.js, Storm, RabbitMQ, Puppet, Sass, Responsive Design, Objective-C and on and on.
Ideal candidates probably have at least 5-7 years experience

Here's the "job description", if you are interested, you can email me directly: jconnolly@theladders.com


We're looking for a few good programmers to join our team and help us achieve our mission of “the right person for the right job.”

Instead of giving you a list of buzzwords to describe the role, we'll tell you about a project we started recently:
A few months back, a small team of engineers and designers at The Ladders got together to design a new product. We started off by interviewing some of our customers to learn about their needs. Using that information, we held design studios and brainstorming sessions to flesh out what the actual features and user experience would be like.

On the front-end, we decided to build a new Javascript-powered rich UI using responsive design techniques. Many people are working on responsive design for content-based sites, but few are doing it for browser-based applications.
On the back-end, we designed an Event Driven Architecture that makes use of Event Sourcing. Instead of updating a relational database in-place when things change, we store a series of discrete application events. We can then replay those events to create the state of the world at any point in the past, right up to the present. (Yes, we've built a time machine!)

Does this sound like the sort of thing you'd like to do? If it is, we'd like to hear from you.

In return for your passion and commitment to code quality, you'll enjoy an awesome work environment with perks like: Unlimited vacation days! Yes, unlimited! Quarterly hackathons A game room and a well-stocked kitchen Exciting events including holiday parties, picnics, talent shows, pumpkin carving and more Company sponsored athletic teams Competitive salary, bonus and stock options Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401K

rvivek 4 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA
HackerRank (http://hackerrank.com) - we're building an active community of problem solvers across different domains of Computer Science starting with AI.

Hypothesis: Every hacker loves a particular type of challenge in a certain difficulty level. We're building a large collection of challenges in different domains of CS with real world data sets to emphasize learning along with contests, leaderboard for fun.

We're hiring for multiple positions. Checkout hackerrank.com/careers

Btw, if any of the companies here are interested to meet university students from hackerrank.com/backtoschool, let us know.

tonystubblebine 4 days ago 0 replies      
Lift is looking for a product designer. Full writeup here:
abailin 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pradux, New York City (Soho) [full time & intern]

Pradux is hiring in NYC. We're a very small team that is revolutionizing the e-commerce space. You will take ownership of major functionality of our site and operations and will have creative freedom to GSD. Come make a meaningful impact to a small company. We work out of WeWork Labs on Varick and Charlton, so stop by and say hello!

Looking for:

* Web developer/hacker (full time, intern) -- we use PHP, lots of javascript, redis, memcached, aws.

* UI/UX Architects/designers (full time, intern)

Competitive salary (cash + equity). Shoot me an email if you are interested!

email: bailin at pradux com

pretzel 4 days ago 1 reply      
QuBit - London

We just got our Series A (and got the founder of Business Objects, Bernard Liautaud on our board) and are looking to bump up our Eng team! We're hiring across the board: http://www.qubitproducts.com/about/jobs/ Email careers@qubitproducts.com and mention that you came from Hacker News)

If you want to help the biggest companies in the UK (and soon the world!) figure out exactly what they should be doing with their web sites, and do interesting things with the most complete data set about visitors interactions with them, come talk to us! It's going to be a great year.

dawson 4 days ago 0 replies      
How are you? " Shoreditch, London. Full-time and onsite.
(https://howareyou.com & http://ch.com)

" a venture funded and internationally award winning healthcare startup, based in Cambridge, Beijing and now London. Winner of the most prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology Innovation Award for best IT Technology and HealthInvestor Award for IT innovator of the year.

We're seeking 6 Ruby Engineers (£50k-£90k), 1 UI/UX Designer (£40k-£50k), 1 Front-End Developer (£40k-£50k) and 1 Objective-C Developer (£50k-£80k).

You will be working from our new London warehouse with great natural light and lovely period features, including a table tennis-table, free-vend food and drink machines, arcade machines and a bar and break-out lounge fitted with a serviced kitchen and antique Queen Anne Wing leather chairs " situated in the heart of the tech start-up scene near the Old Street roundabout and only 5 minutes walk from Old Street Station.

For more information, please email gerhard@ch.com

oonny 2 days ago 0 replies      
Touchstorm (http://www.touchstorm.com) - NYC, but can work from anywhere in the USA.

We distribute video. You'll have a clean sheet to play on, a wildly energetic team to collaborate with, and the entrepreneurial excitement that accompanies extreme growth. You'll also have the stability and project variety that comes from being owned by a fast-growing digital company.

This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of video delivery and distribution. We are looking for a Front-end Developer (with PHP knowledge) to join an agile development team working on our consumer facing web applications. We welcome H1B candidates. You can find more details on requirements and how to apply here: http://authjo.bz/j/15403

exiledsorcerer 1 day ago 0 replies      
NoSQL Hadoop Developer - London, UK.

NoSQL Hadoop Developer - www.opencredo.com
London Bridge, 60k - £80k per annum + benefits


NoSQL Hadoop Developer

OpenCredo is looking for a NoSQL Hadoop Developer. The successful NoSQL Hadoop Developer is required to work with our in-house delivery team developing solutions for a number of our clients in a variety of domains; Finance, Teleco, Media, Publishing etc. This is a rare opportunity to work with some of the top 1% technologists in the industry; published authors, open source committers and track leads at global software development conferences. The successful developer will be working on multiple Cloud (PaaS), NoSQL and Big Data technology related projects.

Strong commercial experience and deep technical undestanding of the following;

NoSQL / Hadoop / Pig / Hive / Java

Experience with one or more of the following technologies;

Spring / Scala / Play / Ruby / Python / Cassandra / Neo4j / MongoDB

You should have;

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Experience working in an agile environment
A track record building large software products
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Want to work in an environment using continuous integration and continuous deployment
Strong client facing and team leading skills.

Additionally you should:

Be experienced with distributed and large scale software systems
Be passionate about writing well structured and easy to maintain code
Love solving complex problems

Dont forget to include some of your previous work including but not limited to your blog and/or Github.

NoSQL Hadoop Developer - www.opencredo.com

dschnurr 4 days ago 0 replies      
FindTheBest - Santa Barbara, CA

FindTheBest is an unbiased, data-driven decision engine. We collect, organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so our users can quickly make informed decisions. Each month, 13M+ users view our content on 800+ products and services across 10 verticals. We're backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and our founder/CEO previously started DoubleClick (sold to Google for $3.1B). Located in Santa Barbara (Silicon Beach), we're a fast-growing, fun place to work.

We're currently looking for Software Engineers and Frontend Developers. If you're interested you can learn more on our website: http://www.findthebest.com/jobs

twohey 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ness Computing, Los Altos CA. Happy to hire H1B

Ness Computing's mission is to make search personal. By combining its understanding of human nature with its expertise in search, recommendations and social networking, Ness delivers experiences that are more deeply personal than ever before. We are actively looking to hire an amazing frontend web engineer.

You might be right for the role if you care deeply about making software that delights users and have experience doing that on the web.

Feel free to contact me directly at me email in my profile. You can find more information at http://www.likeness.com/jobs.html#Frontend

thackerhacker 2 days ago 0 replies      
ASOS (Camden Town, London) - Senior .net Developers - ASOS Marketplace

ASOS.com is a leading and fast growing online fashion retailer. ASOS Marketplace launched 2 years ago with the aim of building a "Global Fashion Democracy"; a platform to allow anyone, anywhere to sell fashion. It was a greenfield project and has been carefully cultivated inside and out to provide a great experience for buyers, sellers, its developers and business users alike.
Marketplace is now at a turning point and 2013 is going to be a big year for the site. We're looking for talented C# devs to help us take it to the next level.

In many ways we operate like a startup. We use:
- ASP.NET MVC - SQL Server - MongoDb - Solr - NServiceBus - Castle Windsor -
JQuery - Mercurial - agile - with a lower case "a"

Sound interesting? Apply at http://careers.stackoverflow.com/uk/jobs/28319/senior-net-en...

joealba 4 days ago 0 replies      
Providence, Rhode Island (full-time)

Web Application Developer - Ruby on Rails
Rhode Island Interactive / NIC / RI.gov

Job Description

Rhode Island Interactive would like to add an additional Web developer and DevOps specialist to its small team in Providence, RI. A subsidiary of NIC, Inc. [Nasdaq:EGOV], we make award-winning online services for the state of Rhode Island and manage the RI.gov portal.

Working primarily in our office here in Providence RI, you'll be programming in the Ruby language using the Rails framework and test-driven development practices to build complex Web applications. Your applications will have an immediate impact, helping our state government serve its citizens and business efficiently.

Skills & Requirements

Applicants should have 2+ years experience with Ruby on Rails, be comfortable managing code with git and writing automated tests using RSpec, MiniTest and Capybara. You'll be provided opportunities to build on your current skills, but you get some bonus points for experience with MongoDB, Oracle, Java, Perl, PHP, Puppet. Strong communications skills are also an important trait, as you will be collaborating with our team and state decision makers to map out the best way to bring an offline paper process online.

About Rhode Island Interactive / NIC / RI.gov

Benefits include a comprehensive health package for employee and spouse/dependents, matching 401k contributions, and attendance to training sessions and conferences. Additional advancement opportunities are available if you are interested in relocating to other NIC operations around the country.

How to apply

If this sounds like a career you would enjoy, please send a resume and cover letter to rijobs@egov.com. Include URLs and information about projects you have worked on, any open source contributions you have made, and your Github profile or other appropriate CV links as applicable.

ryansapper 3 days ago 0 replies      
Causes - Downtown San Francisco, CA
FT position - Relocation available
(Interns also welcome)

At Causes, use your programming powers to help anyone change the world! Ruby on Rails + jQuery stack, 15-ish person engineering team, the usual startup perks (catering, snacks, soda, etc), gym membership reimbursement, etc.

Ways we're trying to make ourselves better engineers:

- Deliberate practice with our tools. If you are a vim user, we have the programmer who wrote Command-T on staff and he's a great person to learn from.

- Every changeset gets pushed to Gerrit where it waits to get a +1 from our build suite (that runs in 3 minutes) and a +1 from a human reviewer.

- Over the last 4 months, we've upgraded from Rails 2.1 to 3.2.3 and are using the static asset pipeline, SASS/Compass, and HAML. We're the largest site I know of on Rails 3.2. We gave a presentation on the upgrade at last weeks SF Rails meetup, slides at causes.github.com/migrating-rails-talk

- Everyone is encouraged to take one hour from their day to learn about something they wouldn't otherwise (aka study hall).

- Every story is scoped so that it can be completed in less than a day. We don't branch, we just work on top of master. We've found that the closer we stay to master, the less needless work we create for ourselves.

Causes is a great place to better yourself and the world. We're particularly looking for a:

If interested, please check our our team page at www.causes.com/team and apply at jobs@causes.com and use "HN" in the subject line.

usamahc 4 days ago 0 replies      
ClassDojo (http://www.classdojo.com) - FULLTIME in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

ClassDojo is an education technology company being used by over 7 million teachers and students to build positive behaviors like creativity, curiosity and persistence in the classroom, using real time feedback. We're a small team of 7, with $1.6mm in funding from some of the best investors in the valley (Jeff Clavier, Ron Conway, General Catalyst, Mitch Kapor...), and we're one of the fastest growing education companies of all time. Paul Graham invested in us, but we didn't do YC.

In our first year, we've built a product that makes a real difference to the world, and is used by millions of teachers and students every day. We're about to take it to the next level, hopefully with you on board! 2 key people we're looking for:

  - Full-stack engineer: we use node.js/MongoDB - there are some really interesting challenges to solve as we scale to millions more users every month!

- Front-end engineer: you'll use JavaScript and Backbone.js to lead development of a webapp that is already seen and used in more than 100 countries.

You can find out more about our work and our culture (and all the perks!) here: http://www.classdojo.com/jobs. If you're a strong hacker who wants to join a strong technical team at the earliest stages of a high-growth startup - and use JavaScript to improve education - you should join us :) you can apply here:




Or just drop me an email directly, and we can chat! I'm Sam, one of the co-founders, and its sam@classdojo.com. Looking forward to it :)

dmgrow 4 days ago 0 replies      
Lucidchart - Salt Lake City, UT

Lucidchart is a rapidly growing tech startup looking for great backend software engineers to join us at our headquarters in Utah. At Lucidchart, we build killer graphical web applications requiring highly available, secure and scalable backend services. Talent and ability to learn are more important than years of experience. You may have seen Lucidchart demoed during the second Google I/O 2012 keynote:


We're hiring BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS. Lucidchart runs with various decoupled services in a Linux environment using Scala, PHP, MongoDB and MySQL. At Lucidchart, your responsibilities would include enhancing existing services, building new services, integrating with 3rd party applications and ensuring services are highly reliable and scalable.


* Talent

Recommended experience:

* Have built large products / applications

* Scala or Java


* MySQL or other relational database

* NoSQL databases (MongoDB especially desirable)

* Opscode Chef or Puppet

* Cloud computing (AWS)

We're also hiring FRONTEND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS. We build killer graphical web applications that push the boundaries of what's possible in the browser. Lucidchart is powered by one of the largest Javascript codebases on the Internet, optimized so that the user experience is indistinguishable from an installed native application. Come help us show the tech world what can be done on the web.


* Talent

Recommended experience:

* Have built large products / applications

* Javascript

* Google Closure compiler/library

* CSS/HTML/DOM manipulation

* jQuery

* node.js

* Native app development on Android and/or iOS

* Facebook APIs

All applicants email resumes to jobs@lucidchart.com.

kingrolo 4 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK. (INTERN ok)

Django Developers at Wildfish, http://wildfish.com

We're an independent London based Django consultancy looking to expand our team. We work on web applications for startups, other clients, and our own hairbrain schemes. We've mostly been working with freelancers, but are now looking to start putting together a permanent team to take things to the next level. We're all developers, so understand the things which are important and which aren't.

Our office is in London Bridge, so you'll need to be within occasional commute distance of there, but a mixture of remote on site work seems to work best for most of us, so that's fine too.

These are some of the technologies we're working with, so please mention any experience, skills or interest in any of them:

- Python
- Django
- Testing (TDD, nose, django-webtest, factory-boy)
- gevent, gevent-socketio
- Ubuntu Linux server admin (Linode, AWS, Fabric, Salt, Nginx)
- PostgreSQL, Redis
- Django CMSs (Django CMS 2, FeinCMS, Mezzanine, others)
- HTML/CSS/Bootstrap
- Javascript (and any frameworks)

It's more important that someone can demonstrate they know their stuff rather than have lots of commercial experience necessarily, so please include any links which might show that (other projects/Github/HackerNews/SO, etc).

We'd also like someone who's interested in helping us build the profile of the company but contributing back to the community, including paid time contributing to open source projects, writing blog posts, and developing our own internal infrastructure or cool things you or we may dream up.

Please email contact@wildfish.com with your details and salary expectations. Would possibly also consider those interested in part time work.


BraintreeR 3 days ago 0 replies      
Menlo Park, CA or Chicago, IL

Braintree Payments - FULL TIME Developers, Security Engineers, System Engineers, Desktop Support, and Infrastructure Engineers

Braintree powers payments for innovative and high-growth mobile and online businesses. We provide an easy-to-integrate API for developers while ensuring the merchants' end users have a frictionless and secure experience at checkout. Our full-stack payments solution includes a payment gateway, merchant account, recurring billing, and credit card storage.

Our team is talented, our practices are collaborative (pairing, agile), we work on challenging problems (high availability, quality of service, scaling, security), and our devs have 10% time to work on whatever they want. Developers use and love our product. Although we mostly work with Ruby, we also work with Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, .NET, Perl, and Objective-C

More about our people, practices, and software: http://www.braintreepayments.com/devblog

Apply at http://www.braintreepayments.com/braintree-careers

SendGrid 4 days ago 0 replies      
Anaheim, CA (That's right! Orange County or the OC) or Boulder/Denver, CO (full-time)

SendGrid http://www.sendgrid.com


We've revolutionized the cloud-based transactional email space by efficiently powering the infrastructure for tens of thousands of companies that rely on us to send millions of emails every day. We have been growing really fast since launching in 2009, and we want you to be part of the awesome company we are building.


All Jobs - http://sendgrid.com/careers.html

Software Engineer (multiple teams) - http://bit.ly/TFo9IC

DevOps Engineer - http://bit.ly/10KPjU2

SDET - http://bit.ly/VYTxPZ

Sr. Linux Engineer - http://bit.ly/TFoACF

Software engineer - Platform - http://bit.ly/S3Q5Zy

UI/UX Designer - http://bit.ly/Uk84YY


PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python Twistd, Flask, Rails, MySql, Hbase, Dynamodb, Linux, SOA, Agile


If you don't see what you're looking for here, reach out to us. We're always looking for talented, happy, hungry, honest, and humble people.

suitabletech 4 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA (remote or relocation possible)

Suitable Technologies - http://suitabletech.com

We're a startup that just launched our flagship product, called Beam, a true remote presence device that lets you travel instantly to remote locations, with a depth of interaction that makes you (and everyone else) feel as if you're really there. You can learn more and see our demo video on our site (http://suitabletech.com).

We're already shipping to customers, and interest is strong. Yesterday, actually, we were featured on the Yahoo home page (http://news.yahoo.com/telepresence-robots-let-employees-beam...).

We have funding, competitive compensation, and a fun work environment, complete with our own chef and break-time games like table tennis. We provide top-of-the-line development hardware, adjustable desks, and will get your workspace just right. We're located in Palo Alto, CA.

Overall, we're looking for great engineers, designers, testers, and product marketers to help in areas such as C++ development, audio and video software and codecs, web frontend and backend, UI/UX design, optimization, and networking. It's also an opportunity for someone with experience in web or mobile to work on something unique and challenging.

More information is available on our site: http://suitabletech.com
Contact: jobs@suitabletech.com

kloutlaw 4 days ago 0 replies      
Klout is hiring in San Francisco, CA (H1B is fine)

We're looking for a seasoned product engineer to help us deliver great user experiences at great speeds. Our web applications stack is focused on JavaScript, driven by node.js on the server and Backbone.js on the client. You'll be working with talented designers, platform engineers, and scientists to bring our 9 billion data signals to our customers, who are a mixture of brands and social media users like you.

Apply here if this sounds like you: http://bit.ly/11gKHU9

We're also looking for a seasoned infrastructure engineer with Hadoop experience, someone who can both implement elegant solutions to Big Data problems and lead by example. You've architected highly-scalable, distributed systems efficiently using open source tools -- and maybe even contributed to some. You're well versed in the challenges of dealing with petabytes of data on a daily basis and the opportunity to crunch billions of social signals a day excites you.

Problems we're working on:

-Scalability and Infrastructure: Building infrastructure to collect, store and process hundreds of millions of social interactions per day
-Real-time systems: Real-time data infrastructures to process large volumes of data

Apply here if this sounds interesting: http://bit.ly/Pp0EUE

davidrangel 4 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA - Corona Labs (http://www.coronalabs.com)

Core Mobile Engineer (http://www.coronalabs.com/about/jobs/core-engineer/)

Join Corona Labs as we reinvent how the world develops software. We are enabling everyone to create world-class apps for phones, tablets, and other connected devices.

Corona SDK is the leading mobile development platform for building #1 cross-platform games, apps and eBooks. Over 200,000 developers use Corona from indies to game studios, from teenagers to octogenarians, from publishers to agencies. Their apps have consistently hit the top of the charts on all 4 major app stores: iTunes, Google Play, NOOK, and Amazon.

As an engineer in Corona's Core Engineering group, you will work on the Corona engine. The Corona engine powers all of the company's mobile and desktop software " from Corona SDK/Enterprise to Corona Simulator/Levels " so your work will have a deep and fundamental impact on the company.

We are looking for engineers with experience with Objective-C, Java or C/C++. Please see the job description here:

davidcann 4 days ago 0 replies      
Sunnyvale, CA - Double Robotics (YC S12)

Join our small team in building the next generation of telepresence robots. We're currently seeking an embedded C programmer, an electrical engineer, and a designer with an eye for both software and hardware, as well as some web/JavaScript skills.

Email jobs@doublerobotics.com with your best projects and your resume.

stevem-newrelic 3 days ago 0 replies      
New Relic - Portland OR/Seattle WA/San Francisco CA (http://newrelic.com/jobs)

We make the best application performance monitoring solution, and deliver the first serious SaaS APM. It gives deep visibility in production apps running on Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, and .NET (with more platforms on the way). Making it easy for our users, however, is hard work. Our answer is to hire top notch people and then turn them loose to solve tough problems.

We're looking for a number of technical positions (check out the Jobs page), including engineers with skills in Ruby, Node, Python, C, PHP, .NET (to name a few). H1-Bs welcome.

We also take our company culture seriously -- Best Place to Work and all that, of course. But we also provide an unusual and exciting development environment, one where managers are working to enable developers, not the other way around.

Come take a look. http://newrelic.com/jobs

blo 4 days ago 0 replies      
Vurb - San Francisco, CA (SOMA) - Full Time - Early-stage (0.5-2+% equity)

Looking for engineers in the following areas:

  * JavaScript (Backbone.js, node.js) - development in the frontend,
backend, or both
* Mobile (iOS) - lead development of our native mobile platform
* Search / Data Scientist - classification algorithms,
search (e.g., ElasticSearch), NLP
* User Interface/Experience - focus on delivering the
best UX/UI experience to our users


About us: we're changing the way people find information and interact with online services in a way that's more more usable, efficient, and social than options available today (e.g., no more having ten browser tabs open to assemble the information you need).

We've been in stealth while we focus on building. We're funded by many notable investors (people on the boards of Yelp, Yahoo, Dropbox, etc.).

We're all engineers (MIT, Cornell, Microsoft, Zynga...) If you're looking to get into an earlier stage startup that solves complex problems, then come find out what we're up to. Our office is near AT&T Park.

Email us: jobs@vurb.com - please include your LinkedIn / GitHub profiles and a short blurb on what you're interested in and looking for in a startup experience

glou 4 days ago 0 replies      
Quirky.com - Full Time - NYC and SF

Quirky is a social product development company where people from all around the world submit invention ideas to our website. With the help of our passionate community, we select the best ideas each week to develop together and try to bring them to market. If an idea actually makes it, then everyone who helped along the way gets a piece of the pie. You can find our products at retailers such as Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Our mission is to make invention accessible.

Quirky is a rails shop, and we work with lots of fun technologies like AWS, mongo, iOS and heroku to name a few. We're a small team that works on lots of big, fun and interesting problems. We've got a brand new, fully custom office space in Chelsea (and currently working on a new one in SF). Oh and we also had a reality show on the Sundance Channel last year. VC backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins among others.

We're looking to hire rockstar rails, front end, back end and mobile developers. Designers too.

More details here: http://www.quirky.com/about/careers

If interested, shoot me an email greg at quirky dot com.

Relocation is definitely available for well qualified candidates (I moved from SF to NYC to work here!)

rgovind 3 days ago 0 replies      
Encameo is hiring a front end + iOS/Android mobile app developer. We are looking for someone who has published apps on app store(s). We work on second screen solutions for Hollywood. We target both movies and TVs. We are three co founders (One serial entrepreneur/one software engineer/one executive producer in hollywood). We are currently in talks with TV networks and studios.

We are looking for part time employees...location is not a constraint but Bay area is preferred. At this point, we only offer equity as compensation(All of us are currently working for equity)

Craigslist ad...


If you are interested, send me an email (Address in my profile).

senthilnayagam 4 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View, CA
Portland, OR

Hiring for:
Ruby on Rails -> databases(posgres,mysql,mongodb), caching(redis,memcache),
Big Data -> hadoop,hadoop streaming hbase, cassandra, scripting, machine learning, chef/puupet
Front End -> html5, Javascript frameworks(backbone.js, jquery, ember.js, sencha, kendo ) twitter bootstrap, websocket,visualization(d3,js, rapahel.js, fusioncharts)
mobile -> objective-C, rubymotion

Full-time on-site only. INTERN and H1B welcome.

Competitive Salary, benefits

senthil@railsfactory.com http://www.railsfactory.com

bound008 4 days ago 0 replies      
Elastic (YC W'11) http://elasticsales.com/about/ and http://close.io/ - Mountain View, CA

Great team with an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
We'll take good care of you ( free lunch and free commute (ridepal.com) from SF )
Work from home wednesdays!
Team Activities
*We believe in working smarter and not harder.

Hackers and Hustlers.

If you are passionate about selling or passionate about code, I am not saying you have to join our team. But you should at least come by for lunch and meet us.

jason ( my email address is at ) elasticsales ( and then a dot ) com
or call me at 650-618-3138

iaw 2 days ago 0 replies      
I feel like typically these threads are populated a lot quicker. I wonder if vacation time is contributing to the reduced growth rate... Or maybe it's just because I'm actually looking this time.
afletcher 3 days ago 1 reply      
Mediatonic - http://mediatonicgames.com/

London, UK - Fulltime

Mediatonic is an award winning independent games developer based in Soho, London. We work across a range of different digital platforms (HTML5, Flash, mobile, console) building original games in partnership with the likes of Disney, Cartoon Network, SEGA, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Pixar and Warner Brothers.

We use analytics to support the creative process and are looking for a data engineer to help grow our analytics platform. If you have experience working with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive and HBase or are passionate about developing in that area then please get in touch.

See http://mediatonicgames.com/ for more details.

georgeeeee 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA (full-time)

Backend Developer @ Beyond Digital - http://bynd.com/

Beyond is an international interactive agency with offices in London, New York and in San Francisco. We conceptualize, design and develop creative online brand solutions and web applications for international and domestic customers.

Our portfolio ranges from full-blown social campaigns to corporate branding sites to custom content management systems. Our clients include Google, YouTube, Visa, Cisco and IBM.

Responsibilities will be based around creating backends using python on google appengine or php on amazon ec2 - familiarity with one of these languages is essential.

Bonus points for: experience with appengine, amazon ec2, nosql databases, django, oauth, facebook/youtube/instagram etc apis

If you're looking to join a young and fast-growing creative digital agency, full of enthusiastic hardworking smart people, all driven to create engaging experiences using the latest technologies then Beyond is the place for you.

Beyond offers a very competitive salary and excellent benefits including opportunities to travel to our offices in San Francisco and New York!

You get 25 days holiday plus we close for Christmas and you get your birthday off! We also like to have fun at the Beyond offices and to unwind we enjoy Xbox championships, trips to festivals and great nights out!

email: george@bynd.com

gregcohn 4 days ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles - Full time - technical

Ad Hoc Labs (makers of Burner for iOS - http://burnerapp.com) are seeking talented engineers (back-end, mobile, telephony) interested in our mission of building a privacy and identity layer for the phone. You must have strong fundamentals and production-scale experience. Fluency in Python a plus.

Significant equity participation and leadership responsibility are possible for the right candidates.

Contact greg [at] adhoclabs [dot] co.

cdrxndr 3 days ago 0 replies      

Looking for a talented ActionScript developer with experience working with Adobe AIR 3 to cross-compile apps for iOS and Android (both mobile and tablet environments). Pure-play development, with design assets and functional specifications to be provided.

Key skills:

* Strong Flash/Flex development skills with examples of interactive interfaces with 2-D animations

* Experience interacting with native-hooks and mobile UI - e.g., accelerometer, single touch flick/swipe - via AIR

Nice to have:

* Experience developing child-oriented games (e.g., simple mechanics)

* Ideally can work on-site in NYC, but remote is fine.

Nondisclosure, noncompete, etc. required.

Contact: iamanonon@outlook.com

triggit 1 day ago 0 replies      
Triggit, Full Time, San Francisco

System Admin and Ruby on Rails support engineer


maxaf 4 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY (Midtown East) - full time. https://www.novus.com/careers.php

Novus is seeking generalist hackers to help us build the real-time financial analytics platform that helps institutional investors take better care of capital.
We're using Scala, Akka, MongoDB and a slew of other open source tech. Novus offers a productive and gratifying work environment that fosters learning & collaboration, and promotes shipping often and doing the right thing as often as possible.

We give back to the community by means of our open source projects. Check out http://nvd3.org/ (beautiful SVG graphs) and http://novus.github.com/salat/ (fast Scala-MongoDB serialization) for some of our internal libs that we've made available to everyone.

If you're interested in knowing more about us, shoot me an e-mail: max at novus dot com

indymike 4 days ago 0 replies      
Indianapolis, IN (full-time, intern)
DirectEmployers - http://directemployers.org
We are a not for profit that builds job boards, regulatory compliance solutions, career marketing solutions and job syndication networks. Everything we do is designed to lower the cost of making hires market wide. Some of our software is open source and we are aggressively creating new open source projects. Our job board network includes over 10,000 .Jobs domain sites, us.jobs the National Labor Exchange which is the official job sharing network used state workforce agencies.

All positions are at our Indianapolis, IN location:

Software Developer - Python, Java, .NET all needed. Experience with large database applications, Solr and Django a plus.


garysieling 4 days ago 0 replies      
Wingspan Technology - Greater Philadelphia (Blue Bell)

Join a team of software engineers building the next generation of SaaS apps for regulated pharma. We're growing quickly, providing many opportunities to learn and grow.

We have new projects starting up, with Scala, Postgres, and ExtJS, although many of our current products are Java/C#. We're looking for Software Engineers, DBAs, Ops, and QA-

Interested? Contact gsieling@wingspan.com

robdimarco 3 days ago 0 replies      
eLocal (http://www.elocal.com) - Conshohocken, PA (Philly burbs)

Ostensibly, the job title is Ruby Developer, but really your job involves bringing to life the software that is used by our consumers, customers and internal users. You will be responsible, in concert with our product and operations teams, for feature definition, project planning and estimation, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. Often, we work with Ruby and Rails, but there are many other tools in our toolbox, including PostgreSQL, Solr, Chef, Redis, AWS, PhoneGap, and more. Our developers are given the freedom to find the best solution, but must take on the responsibility for a successful implementation. We are looking for an individual who has a proven ability to ship great software regardless of the technology.

Must Haves:

- Eligible for work in the US
- At least 2‐5 years of relevant web development experience
- Experience with scripting languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby, (Hardcore would be a +!) as well as the ability to
quickly learn and apply new technologies (we are willing to take someone without Ruby experience assuming you
have lots of web development experience and are willing to learn)
- Experience owning, delivering and maintaining production code or services
- Exposure developing on Linux/Unix. You don't need to be an admin, but you need to be comfortable with a terminal
- Self motivated with a strong work ethic
Nice to Haves:
- Devops: Linux Administration / Nginx / Amazon Web Services / Chef
- Data: PostgreSQL / Redis / Solr
- Javascript: CoffeeScript / JQuery
- Mobile: Phone Gap / iOS development

peplin 2 days ago 1 reply      
Ford Motor Company - Silicon Valley Research Lab (http://fordsvl.com/careers/software.html) - Palo Alto, CA

We're the team behind OpenXC (http://openxcplatform.com/) and are growing out new research lab in Palo Alto. The current opening is for a software engineer with a broad range of talents.

For example we're currently working on mobile applications (Android), embedded computing (Arduino, chipKIT, PIC32, ARM Cortex M3), web applications (Flask, Django), the CAN bus, NFC and other networking research. We also do a lot of physical prototyping of electronics and housings - we're talking PCB design, 3D printing and the like.

The best candidates are those with a few years of experience in a professional environment or new grads with lots of cool projects under their belt. We love open source and are pushing the company in new and more open directions.

Don't let the big corporation name scare you away - the research team operates with much of the freedom to experiment of a smaller company, but with the benefits of large corporate backing (eg. if you need it to get your job done, we can buy it).

gpodio 3 days ago 0 replies      
Copenhagen, Denmark - Podio (Citrix) - Senior Backend Developer

We are looking for a full-time backend developer to join the small but amazing Podio team in beautiful Copenhagen.

Podio, now part of Citrix, is a collaborative work platform that is already empowering hundreds of thousands of people to work the way they want to by building their own apps, without any technical skills. See https://company.podio.com/ for more info.

The Role: You'll be working on extending and scaling the Podio API, on top of which the whole Podio web app, the iOS and Android clients and the thousands of 3rd party clients are built. The challenges are many, both in terms of complexity (data model, business rules, 3rd party integrations, security, ...) and scalability (thousands requests per second, hundreds of thousands users, many millions of apps, tasks, items, ...).

The stack: Python, MySQL, SQLAlchemy, Cherrypy, Celery, RabbitMQ, Memcache, ElasticSearch, Nginx, Chef, Jenkins and a whole lot more for the frontend and mobile clients.

Our ideal teammate:

- Has many years of relevant industry experience in building and deploying large systems; start-up experience is a plus.

- Has hands-on experience with at least some of the technologies we use. Still we recognise that the best candidates will be able to learn quickly, so if you have scaled big platforms before, we'd love to talk to you.

- Enjoys working in a lean, agile, test-driven environment.

- Understands and is passionate about technology and keeps on top of trends.

If you're interested feel free to get in touch (email at profile) or apply directly at https://company.podio.com/seniorbackenddeveloper.

sanj 4 days ago 0 replies      
TripAdvisor: Newton, MA

Come help me build the future of travel.

Contact info is in my HN account.

nbclark 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA (full-time)
DoubleDutch - http://doubledutch.me

We're looking for ambitious iOS/Android/web/backend developers to help bring mobile to the enterprise.
We offer competitive salaries and equity (of course), but also offer a great work environment based out of the Mission.
We already have top technology companies using our software (Cisco, HP, Adobe, etc.) and are looking to get our software in the hands of as many professionals as we can.

To learn a little more, visit http://doubledutch.me/about, or email me directly at nclark _at_ doubledutch.me


wangthony 4 days ago 0 replies      
TOBI // San Francisco area // Full-time, Local (Relocation OK)

What you should know about us:

o Great tech: learn & master Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, Git, and more

o Cool & interesting opportunities in growth, social, mobile, international, big data, predictive analytics, supply chain logistics, warehouse operations, etc.

o Unique and empowering engineering culture: tech makes key decisions, with no managers, PMs, or “business people” to get in the way

o Profitable and growing with a huge market (H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Nasty Gal, Gilt), AND self-funded!

o Competitive base salary + generous bonus plan paid out 2x/year

Email us at engjobs (at) tobi.com for details. Thanks!

styloot 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pune, India - Fulltime.

Co-Founder of Styloot.com here.

Styloot.com, is a visual search engine for fashion. At 700,000 skus and 4000+ brands, we carry slightly more women apparel than Amazon and twice as many shoes as Zappos.

We are looking to hire Python and Javascript developers.

You will be working directly with the product and will be making decisions that directly influence the site.

You must love coding - everything else we can work around.

You must have a github repo that you are proud of.
Email us if interested - info at styloot.com

jpbutler 4 days ago 1 reply      
Boston Area (Metrowest) - Compass Aging

We're building out a set of tools to help adult children with aging parents conquer the challenges that come along with that. We're part of Gatehouse Ventures, so we have the environment and the mission of a startup with the resources of a public company.

We're hiring for:

* Senior Software Engineer

* Rails Engineers

* Front-End Engineer

* DevOps Engineer

..and more.

See all the jobs here: http://www.compassaging.com/jobs.

I'm the hiring manager, so please feel free to reach out to me directly.

jabbett 2 days ago 0 replies      
ACT.md (http://act.md) - Boston, Massachusetts

At ACT.md, we're building web and mobile apps that will transform how patients, their families, and all their medical providers work together to deliver life-saving care. We may even transform American healthcare while we're at it " creating a paradigm shift from the inefficient work of disconnected individuals to the transparent and fine-tuned collaboration of care teams.

We're currently a small group housed at the Harvard Innovation Lab, but we're funded and looking to grow the User Experience and Engineering teams. Specifically:

  - UI engineer (Backbone.js/HTML5/CSS3)
- Mobile web developer (your framework of choice)
- Back-end engineer (Python/Flask/SQLAlchemy, MySQL)

Nitty gritty details are at http://act.md


jscheur 4 days ago 0 replies      
NoRedInk (www.noredink.com) | Full Time | Palo Alto & SF

NoRedInk is transforming education through adaptive learning and personalization, and we're looking for a lead Rails dev & technical partner. We're one of America's fastest growing startups, and every 0.25 seconds, a student solves a question on our site. We solve complex and fascinating data problems while striving to eliminate the "red ink" on students' papers and empower tens of millions of students around the globe.

For more details about NoRedInk and the position, go here: goo.gl/qZN3Y

eikenberry 3 days ago 1 reply      
Janrain - Downtown Portland, OR
FT positions, INTERN

Lots of positions open; http://janrain.com/about/careers/

Small teams with lots of different technologies; Java, Scala, Haskell, Go, Ruby, Puppet, AWS, Redis, Riak, Postgres, Mobile, and more. Flexible work environment with easy mobility between teams.

Mature start-up w/ about 150 employees with about 1/2 being engineering. See the website for more.

divshare 4 days ago 0 replies      
Detroit, MI (Remote OK)

PHP/Javascript/HTML5 Generalist to Help Lead Startup to Glory

A New Chapter

DivShare is seeking a driven developer to join the team. A guru on the frontend with chops on the backend. Specifically, HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript on the front and PHP and SQL around back. You will assist with current code troubleshooting while primarily leading development of the reiteration of the service. A great opportunity to work with a creative startup en route to disruption. This is a temp-to-perm position. 30-40 hours a week ongoing; the more the merrier. DivShare is based in the Motor City but you are based anywhere. Pay commensurable with experience. Ideal Pay/Equity split.

The Ideal Teammate

You meet our prerequisites of being a fast learner who can pick up new frameworks quickly. You are results oriented and passionate about fast, compliant, and functional code. You have an ambition to build something great. You ship fast and often.

Your Experience

- Proficient in PHP and Javascript
- Ability to quickly diagnose and resolve PHP and MySQL bugs
- Large user systems and media streaming
- XFS, Lighttpd, Apache, Linux, MySQL
- Building for the mobile web
- Responsive web sites that gracefully degrade across devices
- Up-to-date on HTML5 and enthusiastic about implementing the latest standards

Bonus Experience

- Java
- PostgreSQL and/or Nginx
- Payment systems
- Implementing third-party APIs
- Building highly scalable architecture

Let's Chart New Territory!

Play a major role in sailing the ship of an established startup. Advancement encouraged. Let us know what you've done and what you'd like to do.

Important: tell us why you would be the perfect fit and what your ideal career looks like. Are you determined to ship good code fast? What are your key strengths? Weaknesses? What's more important, pay or equity or a combination of both? Be honest!

Please include a link to your portfolio, github and/or any other code samples or information you find relevant.

Let's chat! Mail: divsharellc at gmail

ascorbic 3 days ago 0 replies      
Triggertrap (https://triggertrap.com) | Bristol, UK; London, UK; Worldwide

We're a profitable, bootstrapped startup hiring our first employees. We're working on exciting projects, and offering competitive salaries and generous options packages.
Positions available now (http://tri.gg/job):

• Lead iOS Developer: Bristol

• Lead Android Developer: Bristol

• International Sales Director (photography industry): Worldwide

• Community manager: London

• Operations manager: London

We were born from a wildly successful Kickstarter project in July 2011, and began trading properly in May 2012.

We started with the TTv1 and Triggertrap Shield: Arduino-based devices that give amazing results for high speed and timelapse photography.

Since then we've added Triggertrap Mobile, a combination of hardware and mobile apps that lets you trigger your SLR from your smartphone in 14 different ways. This shot into the top 5 in the App Store charts, and has now been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

Apply here: http://tri.gg/job

devinegan 4 days ago 0 replies      
LaunchKey. We are a funded Las Vegas based startup that is looking for iOS and Android developers. LaunchKey is eliminating the password in 2013. If this sounds interesting, contact us!


tashian 4 days ago 0 replies      
yerdle (http://www.yerdle.com) in San Francisco is a seed-stage, mission-driven sharing economy startup looking for designers and full-stack developers.

We believe we can eliminate 10-20% of retail by helping people share what they already have with friends and family instead of buying new.

On Black Friday we launched a web app at http://yerdle.com, and an iOS app (http://yerdle.com/mobile). Right now our stack is Rails + backbone.js + mongodb.

We have an amazing team with backgrounds from Saatchi & Saatchi S, Walmart, Zipcar, Sierra Club, Facebook, 350.org... and we have money in the bank.

More details: http://www.yerdle.com/jobs

Local candidates only, please.

Questions? I'm Carl Tashian, co-founder and vp of engineering, and you can reach me at my first name at yerdle.com.

paulaminc 4 days ago 0 replies      
Riparian Data - Watertown, MA (near Boston) Software Engineer and Product Owner

Riparian Data is a Boston-based startup spun out of SoftArtisans, a 15 year-old software company. Our mission: use big data technologies to make enterprise software smarter, faster, and friendlier.

Job details: http://www.ripariandata.com/jobs/
Send resume: hr@ripariandata.com

brandoneggar 3 days ago 0 replies      
Thuuz Sports (http://thuuz.com) | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time | Python Developer

Job Listing: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4325836

elfred 3 days ago 0 replies      
Austin, TX Chaotic Moon Studios http://www.chaoticmoon.com/apply/studios/
We're looking for solid mobile engineers. Specifically iOS, Android and Unity. Apply online or email me at elfred@chaoticmoon.com.
CMCDragonkai 4 days ago 0 replies      
Looking for a web developer + designer to become the lead instructor at Polycademy in Australia. You'll be teaching web development and meeting up with potential entrepreneurs.

Check out http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/28641/web-developer-te...

garrynewman 4 days ago 0 replies      
Walsall, England - Facepunch Studios

We're looking for anyone with a talent in game design. We don't have a set number of positions to fill - but will seriously consider anyone with any kind of game dev experience.

Everything is negotiable - but you should live locally/be prepared to commute to the office daily.

If you're interested shoot us an email to jobs@facepunchstudios.com

rickmzp 4 days ago 0 replies      
Flavorpill // NYC (will relocate) // FULLTIME

Ruby, RSpec, Cucumber, HTML5, Haml, MongoDB, elasticsearch, Redis, Varnish, Resque, Chef, Jenkins

We're looking for a passionate Senior Developer who wants to be part of a lively, social work environment and who cares about being invested in the product they're creating. Our team is creating a new Flavorpill product, the go-to discovery engine for culture (http://gel.flavorpill.com) - a social tool that helps users find the best culture events happening around them.

We're Agile/XP (1 week iterations, continuous deployment, TDD, pair programming, refactoring, weekly retrospectives). We work out of an open-plan office in the heart of Soho, NYC: http://flavorpill.tumblr.com/about. We work hard, have fun, and have amazingly talented people: http://flavorpill.tumblr.com/staff.

We don't just talk about culture, we DO it - parties, museums, gallery openings, theatre, film - getting out to experience the city we live in.

Apply at http://flvr.pl/132EA5Z or email kim@flavorpill.com if you're interested!

khitchdee 4 days ago 0 replies      
Khitchdee (http://www.khitchdee.com) seeks a summer intern for 2013 at its Allahabad office. Someone interested in music, sound and signal processing algorithms. We're creating a screen, mouse and keyboard free recording studio -- fully voice controlled. Email me at rohit@khitchdee.com
joepestro 4 days ago 0 replies      
beRecruited.com - Fulltime, on-site

We're the nation's largest online college athletics recruiting platform, and we're hiring.

Ruby on Rails or iOS developer? Get in touch with me:

http://blog.berecruited.com/careers or email me directly joe@berecruited.com (mention you saw this post on HN)

tedd4u 4 days ago 0 replies      
Flickr - San Francisco, CA (Full-time, contract, H1B)
We are hiring for engineering and PM roles.
Engineering: Front-end, back-end (FT and contract), iOS, web performance devs.
See details here - http://flickr.jobs/
Oh and try the new Flickr iPhone app out.
sooperman 4 days ago 1 reply      
WebEngage, Mumbai, India. Full-time Java developers - http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4390398&...

We are http://WebEngage.com

LD82736 3 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA

imo.im FULL TIME and INTERN Software Engineers

Based in Palo Alto, imo is a fast growing startup founded and funded by one of the first 10 employees at Google. We're building products that help millions of people around the world connect with their friends and make new friends.
We're a closely-knit team made up mostly of engineers including top TopCoders, ACM ICPC World Finalists and medalists of the International Olympiads in Informatics. Our team is highly motivated, hardworking and loves to solve problems. At imo, you will be challenged and inspired daily.

Apply at http://imo.im/jobs

mmurph211 4 days ago 0 replies      
Vestmark - Wakefield, MA (near Boston)

Looking for software engineers of all levels, both front end and back end. See http://vestmark.com/Jobs/SoftwareEngineering.html for more info.

jkolko 4 days ago 0 replies      
MyEdu - Austin, TX - Developers

Well funded startup, focused on Education


kalushi 1 day ago 0 replies      
Looking for Intern Position for the summer. Bioinformatics/Computational Biology related fields.
I am a second year student in Jacobs Uni Bremen.
Preferably in Germany but anywhere would do. cheers
kalmanb 2 days ago 0 replies      
Hack Scala / Akka / Cassandra in beautiful New Zealand

Looking to do some travelling, join us in NZ. Exciting code, great lifestyle!

We're looking for a permanent NZ based software craftsman - more details http://movio.co/page/jobs/

bpowers 4 days ago 0 replies      
Passport Parking
Nashville, TN - full-time and intern for development


oztune 4 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY (full-time)
appFigures http://www.appfigures.com

If you're an app developer it's likely you already know us. We're a small, self-funded team creating the best tools for developers and researchers to analyze the app stores.

We are growing at a rapid pace and are searching for:

- A lead front end developer with expertise in js, css, html, and working knowledge of front end libraries such as Backbone.js and Angular.js.

- An experienced customer support representative who knows how to make people smile.

To apply please visit http://www.appfigures.com/jobs

betadreamer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Front End Developer / Marketing Intern - Santa Monica, CA

At The Pool

In simple terms our goal is to be the 'offline' social network.

Contact me directly at: alexis@atthepool.com

splay 4 days ago 0 replies      
Splay -- New York, London, Tokyo. Full-time and contract. (onsite and global remote, relocation)

We design, build and operate a handful of high profile ecommerce properties which double in scale/sales every six months. We've got hard problems to solve but our work is rewarding and allows us the privilege of continuous innovation.

We don't operate with any dogma about any specific technologies or process. We get shit done. We are entering a new phase of growth, requiring some additional engineering muscle.

Send us your best work to date. We'll get in touch if there is potential fit. (info@splaynewyork.com)

sycren 3 days ago 1 reply      
Any data analyst jobs going in London?
alexcaps 4 days ago 0 replies      
At The Pool | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time | Front-End Developer (but be a rockstar
eyaltoledano 4 days ago 1 reply      
International Gaming League (FounderFuel Fall 2012)

Searching for graphic/web designer and a PHP developer. Situated in Quebec or Ontario (Canada). Awesome gaming space. Lots of data. Lots of fun. :)

Contact: info@playigl.com

seanmcco 3 days ago 0 replies      
TapThere http://tapthere.com/careers

1 Million in seed funding and based in Santa Monica.

Why I Moved From AdRoll to Perfect Audience
35 points by ryankelly  3 days ago   21 comments top 7
brandnewlow 3 days ago 1 reply      
This is us :) http://perfectaudience.com

Really terrific to see folks appreciating the time we spent slaving over the billing system and trying to make it not completely suck.

If anyone on HN is curious about retargeting, especially on Facebook, where low CPMs are plentiful, drop on by!

hayksaakian 3 days ago 4 replies      
Retargeting as a concept is so counterintuitive.

User X visited your site and bounced. Now you need to show an ad to convince him to come back.

If this is a solution to visitors bouncing, this seems to be going about it incorrectly. You should give them a good reason to stay on your site in the first place. If this is a solution to visitor retention - as in people leaving because they used your site and forgot about it - then you need to provide them a reminder that you exist as well as some ongoing value proposition.

I guess if this is delivering ROI though then I'm totally wrong.

calbear81 3 days ago 1 reply      
I've been using Perfect Audience for Room 77 for a bit over a month or two now and I have some feedback to share as well.

- I appreciate the much better UI for managing campaigns and the funding/billing was all very clear. Kudos for creating an intuitive and simple UI.

- I think the CPA metrics should be broken out into click conversions only and click + view conversions as the view conversions are frankly much less attributable without doing an attribution modeling study. You also run into issues around double counting with any other retargeting or display platforms I might be using.

Wish List

- I'm moving my budgets on display more towards vendors who are providing more support for dynamic ads (feed inclusion, API integration) such as Criteo and Triggit which promises to use information about the products a user was interested in to create more targeted ads that deliver higher CTRs and more relevance.

- Maybe I'm missing it but can I adjust frequency caps myself to specific rules like "no more than 7 ads in a 24 hour period" etc.?

nobody_nowhere 3 days ago 1 reply      
Did you evaluate any other competitive platforms?
china 3 days ago 0 replies      
Thanks for the info - I was signing up with Perfect Audience (currently an adroll customer) and chatted with their olark chat. After getting pretty technical with the guy on the other end, he said "Sorry, I'm not 100% sure on this - I am the CEO not the lead dev. I like to chat to get to know the customers!"


spo81rty 3 days ago 0 replies      
I use Perfect Audience for Stackify (http://stackify.com) and it works really well. I also used AdRoll before. PA's UI is much better for sure. Their support has been amazing and I highly recommend them.
gavinbaker 3 days ago 1 reply      
Thanks for sharing this. I had a marginal experience with PA and your post is making me take a second look.

As an aside, it would be great to see more posts on HN about "why I chose X over Y"

Ask HN: What are the best ways to read HN?
5 points by TomAnthony  1 day ago   9 comments top 5
ScottWhigham 1 day ago 1 reply      
I start off at the http://news.ycombinator.com/classic - it shows only items upvoted by members older than one year.

A) Greasemonkey has a few scripts that add this or that to your experience

B) Collapsing the first level of comments (a la reddit). I put in a feature request today about that actually -


Mz 1 day ago 1 reply      
I use hnnotify.com. I am far more socially oriented than most people here and that fulfills my need to respond in a somewhat timely fashion to other humans who are trying to talk to me.

I am noting that because I don't know what you need that isn't being met by hckrnews.com or hn itself. I know there are other solutions out there but, for my needs, it works fine to show up whenever the heck I feel like and read what catches my fancy, but checking for replies to my comments used to make me nuts and now that piece of it is solved. I would not be surprised if I find myself wanting something else in the future when my life is different from what it is currently, but I think the solution that makes sense depends a great deal on what you need and I don't see an explanation of that (edit: I mean I don't see where you have clearly stated what you really need here).

I will note there is also http://rrrewind.com/

Best of luck.

frans 1 day ago 1 reply      
Hi Tom,
Try to read it less, not more often. Seriously a tool to read it better? Believe me, if you try to read it only once every day or every two days, it becomes so much more interesting and you can pick really good looking stories. Otherwise you're just loosing your time....


ps. thanks for the http://hckrnews.com/ tip

anderspetersson 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use a Chrome extension called georgify [1]. It makes the site better looking by changing the typography via CSS.

[1] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/georgify/ofjfdfale...

Ask HN: Any hackers in small markets working on any local projects?
4 points by 404error  1 day ago   2 comments top
orangethirty 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'd say its easier to impact the local community because you can get real offline feedback and compare it to your web analytics. Just focus on giving people value. Do something that is not available locally. Then promote the hell out of it in churches, clubs, schools, businesses, and depending on what it is, niche stores that cater to that specific market. Though it will require for you to hit the pavement. And most hakcers are allergic to that.
Review my startup idea: One API to rule them all.
23 points by levicampbell  3 days ago   35 comments top 25
eclipxe 3 days ago 1 reply      
"One thing I haven't found, however, is one API that lets the skilled developer manipulate and search multiple APIs at once."

There is one, it is called "the internet"

lr 3 days ago 1 reply      
For the IdM side of things, there is SCIM:


It started as Simple Cloud Identity Management, but once it got to IETF, it was changed to "System for Cross-domain Identity Management". This initiative has been backed by Google, Ping Identity, Salesforce, Cisco, SailPoint, UnboundID, and others. You can see some of these names on one of the RFCs:


This API is just for identity management, and it has taken years to get to this point. I think it would take many more to get to a common API for everything else.

kristjan 3 days ago 0 replies      
Singly's working on this, especially as it applies to personal and social data: http://singly.com.

[Disclosure: I work at Singly]

mehdim 3 days ago 1 reply      
Will you do it for non-developers like

http://Zapier.com, http://IFTTT.com, http://rules.io and http://elastic.io, http://ritc.io , http://kynetx.com/

or more focused on developers like :

http://temboo.com, http://singly.com, http://webscript.io, http://cloudsnap.com, http://script.google.com , http://webshell.io

What would be your main paradigm and what do you want to bring to the ecosystem?

Disclosure : I work for webshell.io and lol to see that your post make reactions of lots of API of APIs company
(Singly, Cloudsnap, Ritc.io)

If some one in this page wants to reach us for open discussion for making the web programmable in an easier way team[at]webshell.io

slajax 3 days ago 0 replies      
Seems like it might touch on aspects of http://zapier.com which is a bit more of a mashup mentality but definitely allows you to combine multiple APIs to do interesting things.
benologist 3 days ago 1 reply      
I'm not very familiar with them but check out


mtraven 3 days ago 0 replies      
See SPARQL and the semantic web, though I think the xkcd cartoon is the better response.
aioprisan 3 days ago 1 reply      
As far as security is concerned, you probably don't want user authentication like a username/password combo to be passed with the requests, but rather acquire an oauth token that expires after a certain period of time and have specific rights within a scope to read-only vs write based on that token.

One question with concurrent API queries is how would you handle the race condition? Say I query 3 APIs at the same time, will I have to wait until the slowest one returns the results to get all results? Will it instead push results to a pre-determined results URL?

What are some cases when you would query multiple APIs and want the results at the same time? Why not just wait for each result, parse it myself, then pass some piece of that computed result to the next query, and so on? What would be amazing would be a universal API processor that can do some of this API to API call parsing and processing in the backend, store all credentials, and just get the final results of a long chain of API calls. Now that's something that would make developers' lives easier and I'd pay money for..

styts 3 days ago 0 replies      
Immediately thought of this cartoon: http://xkcd.com/927/ ;)
This could be a relevant resource: http://www.programmableweb.com/
thekevinjones 3 days ago 0 replies      
A lot of people are trying to fix this right now. A lot of people think that most API's, even though guided by Oauth or Oauth 2.0, are easy to implement, and it's a huge misconception. So many of the API's have quirks and issues all the time, making it incredibly time consuming to implement, learn, and keep up to date.

Making the process easier is a huge need right now. There are a lot of apps, and it's all becoming more separated. People want to integrate, and it's a pain in the ass to integrate quickly and cleanly.

EmergentOne and Apigee are helping people create standard API's.

Zapier and IFTTT are giving you a UI to meld them together.

Cloudsnap, Singly, and Webshell are all doing what you're describing, each with a different target of apps. Singly and Webshell are seemingly more social, whereas Cloudsnap is more related to business apps.

And of course, YQL, which has been around a long time.


Disclosure: I'm a designer for Cloudsnap, and above is my opinion and not necessarily the views of the company.

zalambar 3 days ago 0 replies      
What do you imagine this API would look like if it existed?

What use case do you believe it serves (who would use it, what existing behavior would it replace)?

If you're going to call this a "startup" then what is the business plan beyond some set of technical features which may or may not be feasible?

mmanfrin 3 days ago 0 replies      
Like Zapier?
misframer 3 days ago 0 replies      
Reminds me of YQL by Yahoo.
mehdim 3 days ago 0 replies      
You say 8000 APIs, but for example on http://apihub.com , you have more than 13000 APIs registered.
And OpenAPIs are only the emerged part of the iceberg.
Soooooooo many services ran by private APIs in big companies...more than you expect.
thingylab 3 days ago 0 replies      
Do you have any use cases in mind ?

It seems to me that you would mostly act as a proxy between a user and a service, which really doesn't sound too useful unless one actually needs to access dozens of APIs (which doesn't seem to be something that happens often).

Or is your idea really an aggregator (e.g. "find images using such and such keywords" and it returns results from flickr, 500px, ...) ?

ville 3 days ago 0 replies      
Have you looked at Yahoo! Query Language? http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console/
rckrd 3 days ago 0 replies      
Sure, there are over 8,000 web APIs, but how many will be reasonably be within the scope of your project? How many times do we need a weather app that also takes photos, tweets, and gives stock prices?

Even though this seems to try to solve that problem, I think it obfuscates whats usable more than the internet does in simply just searching for the API.

web007 3 days ago 0 replies      
Sounds like Yahoo Pipes, or YQL (as already mentioned).

Auth should be linked separately from the individual requests if you can. It would be a lot better to auth against $yourService, and $yourService has the cached / OAuth'd credentials for $otherService and handles the auth dance / request signing / whatnot.

mehdim 3 days ago 0 replies      
For better understanding why we need an "API to rule them all" you can check the http://apijoy.tumblr.com about everyday's developer pain with APIs.
roycehaynes 3 days ago 0 replies      
You should take a look at Zapier. They do most of what your getting at.
kevindykes 2 days ago 0 replies      
the team behind rules.io are leading an open source API framework project called Geekier which is exactly this. Take a look at the details here in Github https://github.com/rulesio/geekier/wiki - there is a link to the Google group for the project as well.
arthurlenoir 3 days ago 0 replies      
Look at http://webshell.io I know they are hiring! ;-
plaguuuuuu 3 days ago 0 replies      
In what way does this simplify joining data from multiple APIs?
escaped_reddit 3 days ago 0 replies      
a certain xkcd comes to mind.
Google Chrome hijacked a coworker's session today.
11 points by AUmrysh  1 day ago   2 comments top
lcampbell 1 day ago 1 reply      
> DHCP assigned them the same IP, and google just continued the session which had been left open

Given that you're using DHCP-assigned IP addresses, you're likely behind NAT. From Google's vantage point, both employees will appear to always have the same IP address as each other.

> is it possible that a session collision happened

Looking at my browser's session state, I suspect the session cookie is SSID, which is 21 bytes. Assuming it's a base64-encoded integer, it would be a 14-byte integer. I think that would make a collision a fairly rare occurrence.

Ask HN: Github as resume, what does it really mean?
18 points by freedrull  2 days ago   4 comments top 4
cheald 2 days ago 0 replies      
As someone who has done plenty of candidate screenings, an active Github account is a big plus. I get to see how you interact with others, I get to see your code style, how you approach version control, how you deal with bug reports and feedback, and I can get a sense of your programming prowess in a context that isn't cooked up for some interview.

Accounts that are just vimfiles and the skeleton of a never-again-touched project are boring. Forked repos are neat, because they show what you're interested in and what you've been exposed to. Forked repos that you've contributed to are even better. Your own projects that others have filed issues and pull requests on is the motherlode; that tells me a ton about how you do the job I'm hiring for.

zalew 2 days ago 0 replies      
It's a programmers' version of "a picture is worth a thousand words".

I don't like putting an equal sign between opensource and github, but that's another story.

> If you were an employer, what would you look at on a github account?

Examples of actual working code, obviously.

If there is some proof of collaboration with other programmers on solving problems together (not only sering as your code dump), it'd be a bonus.

Peroni 2 days ago 0 replies      
Github profiles (moreso if they are regularly maintained) are an incredibly useful preview for us when we screen CV's.

For what it's worth, we've (Hacker Jobs UK) interviewed a few CTO's & Tech Directors over the last year or so and asked them all the same questions including How much value do you place in a Developers personal projects such as github & demo sites when they apply for a job with your company?.

If you got to our blog and search for 'Hacker Jobs Meets" you'll find the relevant posts. http://www.hackerjobs.co.uk/blog

codegeek 2 days ago 0 replies      
I am a relatively new Git and Github user. I am just an average gitter/githubber but when I look at my own public github profile, it makes me realize the following:

1. It tells me that I can use Git/Github (even if not advanced). Probably not a big deal but still.

2. By looking at the projects that I have either forked or initiated on my own, it tells you what kind of things I might be interested in building. Of course, there could be many other things that are not listed there but still gives you an idea. For example, forking Git itself vs. forking jquery. May be I am more of a backend engineer vs. frontend engineer. May be I am into opensource projects or just like to write my own utilities. All these things can tell you a lot about me.

3. You can immediately see what programming languages I am using. For example, my github is primarily about python (duh!!) and I wrote one simple project to convert financial statements (QFX format etc.) into csv using python. Again, I know thats child's play for the pros but hey, I learnt python doing that.

4. You can also learn if I lean towards any specific frameworks/tech/libraries etc. For example, I am into Flask framework for web dev.

5. How I document things. E.g.README.md etc. This is useful as well to understand if I can communicate what I am building with others. Also shows how I collaborate with other teams/project members.

Hope this helps.

An app to save sites / read later
3 points by LongLurker  21 hours ago   6 comments top 5
creature 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I think you want two services here; Instapaper for the offline reading part, Pinboard for the archive part. I use Instapaper for the 'read later/offline' stuff, as a) it works on the web, iPad, iPhone, & Kindle and b) it's great at syncing. Pinboard will let you save URLs and tag them, and with a pro account it'll keep a copy of the page for you.
msangi 18 hours ago 1 reply      
You should check http://getpocket.com
ragsagar 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I use readability, it even has the option to send to my kindle directly.
kral 21 hours ago 0 replies      
kippt.com, then I send most of my "read later" stuff to my kindle.
devb0x 13 hours ago 0 replies      
you will not beat instapaper.
Ask HN: How many of you have flexible work hours?
12 points by runawaybottle  2 days ago   16 comments top 9
daleharvey 2 days ago 3 replies      
Completely flexible, work from home.

Requires discipline, usually the discipline is needed to stop working as opposed to doing work.

bjourne 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'd love to have it. It's something I would give up a big chunk of salary to get. But around here (Stockholm) it seems to be almost impossible to acquire. Either it is huge companies that have strict rules about it, or startups whose managers envision that the only way to develop is to have their developers sit tight and chat alot so that they can "teamwork" because that is how you become agile. There is also the implicit "if we can't see you working, you probably aren't" thought that is prevalent on many workplaces (even if few managers would admit to it) that makes flex time hard.

The current trend in managing developers is to value "face-to-face time" and "being a teamplayer" above everything else (like competence) which makes flex time hard. Certainly, that is right for some developers but not for everyone.

mrbird 2 days ago 0 replies      
My kids' hours are much less flexible than my workplace's. I used to go in anytime from 7am to noon, and leave between 4pm and midnight.

Now it's 9 to 5, every day.

pavel_lishin 2 days ago 0 replies      
Fairly flexible, I can arrive any time between early morning and 11, and I've never had trouble leaving early if I needed to.
IgorP 2 days ago 0 replies      
I have flexible hours.
The company I work for does not micromanage every single minute of one's time. A project is assigned and must be completed within a given amount of time.

This has made all of the difference for me.

Not knocking the 8 to 5 at all. For some people, this is a great schedule. It just never worked out well for me.

I believe it is important to find a schedule that works for you. If you put your mind to it, you can achieve it.

grantpalin 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'm given broad flexibility for web development work, as I know what needs to be done and how to go about it. Self-discipline is necessary, as is clear and regular communication. I do have a workspace to go to, which I do most days. As has already been mentioned, the discipline includes when to start working, when to take breaks, and when to stop for the day.
gregcohn 2 days ago 2 replies      
Those of you who are in flexible workplaces: how are you managed to this and/or do you manage teams to this?
jzd131 2 days ago 0 replies      
I have flexible hours, I am a founder so the only thing that can flex is the number of hours I can sleep. All other hours goes towards the company
onlyup 2 days ago 0 replies      
I have flexible. It's brilliant. I can't imagine not having it.
Ask HN: Best books you read in 2012
352 points by dudurocha  11 days ago   discuss
mindcrime 11 days ago 3 replies      
The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne. Probably my first favorite book, which I've read about 10 or 12 times in my life. Just re-read it again a few weeks ago. Never gets old.

The three titles in The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant. I'm not normally real big on zombie stories, but this one was a breath of fresh air. Part zombies, part conspiracy story, and wildly entertaining.

Living Low Carb - Jonny Bowden. Picked this up after I was diagnosed as diabetic, and needed to clean up my diet and lose some weight. Very detailed book, explains the endocrine cycle and the relationship between carbs, fat, insulin, etc. very well, and makes a compelling case for eliminating most carbs from one's diet. I've been following this approach for the last 2-3 months and feel pretty good about it. My weight is coming down, even though I'm not doing a lot more exercise (that part will come eventually, but for now I'm basically just doing on mountain bike ride of about 2 hours, on Saturdays).

The Startup Owner's Manual - Steve Blank and Bob Dorf. The successor to the famous The Four Steps to the Epiphany, this is the Bible of Customer Development.

Winning The Knowledge Transfer Race - kinda niche, but important to me, vis-a-vis Fogbeam Labs. Our space is (largely) knowledge management, and I got a ton of ideas from this book, in terms of how to articulate problems our customers might be facing, how some of the solutions map to capabilities we're working on, etc.

Outthink The Competition - Kaihan Krippendorff. Definitely got me thinking about the value of strategy and strategic thinking. Contains a nice catalog of basic strategies one can employ. Inspired me pick up some other books on strategy and strategic thinking as well. I definitely recommend this one, unless you happen to be in a business that might compete with us at Fogbeam Labs, in which case, forget you ever heard of this.

Capability Cases: A Solution Envisioning Approach - Irene Polioff, Robert Coyne, Ralph Hodgson. An interesting book on matching business problems to technical solutions through something called a "capability case". Think of a "capability case" as something like a cross between a "use case" and an Alexanderian pattern, and a business "case" like you'd study in business school. Basically it's an approach to distilling the essence of a problem an organization might have, laying out the capabilities needed to address that problem, and demonstrating the business justification for the solution.

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson. Just a fascinating story of a strangely interesting man. Lots of computer industry history embedded in here as well.

Hackers - Steven Levy.

Artificial Life - Steven Levy.

The Apocalypse Codex - Charles Stross. My first foray into "The Laundry Files" and it was a good one. When somebody first recommended this series to me, they said it was "sci fi with a Lovecraftian bent" which caught my attention as a huge fan of Lovecraft. Sure enough, that's exactly what it is. As soon as I encountered the phrase "computational demonologist" I knew I was in the right place.

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand. I like to read this for inspiration every now and again. Howard Roark is one of my favorite characters and I aspire to be more like him. Unfortunately, to date, I think I'm closer to Gail Wynand.

Trust Me, I'm Lying - Ryan Holiday. How one man manipulated a variety of media outlets to gain free PR for his clients. Some of these tactics may seem (and probably are) underhanded, perhaps even downright unethical. But even if you don't want to use them yourself, you should probably be aware of them, as it may help you understand why certain stories get featured in the media and why others don't.

Ghost In The Wires - Kevin Mitnick.

This Machine Kills Secrets - Andy Greenberg. History of the cypherpunk movement, from the early days through Wikileaks and the Bradley Manning and Julian Assange sagas. Lots of great stuff here, definitely recommended for anyone interested in cypherpunks, government/corporate transparency, information security, and related topics.

Started, but haven't yet finished Taking People With You by David Novak. Another book on leadership and how to engage other people and get them onboard with whatever it is you're trying to accomplish. So far it strikes me as pretty good, with actual actionable material, not just a bunch of pithy aphorisms. But I'm only about 1/3rd of the way in, so kinda early to pass judgement.

Started Reamde by Neal Stephenson, but got distracted, set it aside and never resumed it. Will probably start it again sometime next year. Was entertaining up to the point I stopped.

Started, but didn't finish The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil. It's a long book, what can I say?

pg 11 days ago 0 replies      
Liddell Hart's The German Generals Talk (http://www.amazon.com/German-Generals-Talk-Basil-Liddell/dp/...), originally published in England as The Other Side of the Hill. Probably the most interesting book I've ever read about WW II. I'm surprised it's not better known.
arram 11 days ago 6 replies      
I read 27 books in 2012. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

Shogun - James Clavel. 'Epic' is the best word I can use to describe this historical fiction. I first read it in 2009 and have reread all 1100 pages multiple times since. The first English pilot to reach the Japans discovers a culture that, while strange, is in many ways far more advanced than his own. The fictional Lord Toranaga is based on the historical Tokugawa Ieyasu, a brilliant strategist who founded a dynasty that lasted 268 years. The book is full of the real Tokugawa's writings, which can be very profound. For anyone familiar with the 'marshmallow test' for determining how well 5 year olds will do later in life, Tokugawa had it figured out 370 years before Walter Mischel:

"The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience."

Lieutenant Hornblower - C.S. Forrester. Shogun taught me that reading historical fiction made regular history much more interesting, which made me seek out more historical fiction. This is a series of 12 books covering the career of a British navel man during the Napoleonic Wars. Gene Roddenberry based the character of Jean Luc Picard on its protagonist. My recommendation won't be as strong as these gentlemen though: "I find Hornblower admirable." -Winston Churchill, and "I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know," -Ernest Hemingway

The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell. I found this through another Hacker News book thread. I enjoyed it so much that after reading the sequel I immediately went back and read the first book again. SETI discovers music coming from Alpha Centauri and the Jesuits are the first to launch an expedition to investigate. It's science fiction, but unlike most science fiction, the story is more about the characters and their relationships than it is about exploring the consequences of an interesting premise.

Call Me Ted - Ted Turner. At the peak (before the AOL-Time Warner merger debacle) Ted Turner was worth $10 Billion. His autobiography is a great look into the sort of exceptional personality that creates that kind of exceptional result. Everything from growing up in the south and almost being lynched in school when someone started a rumor that he'd badmouthed General Robert E. Lee, to transforming his dad's billboard company several times until it was a media empire with TV channels like CNN, TNT, and Cartoon Network. Here's a great excerpt from a section written by a friend of his:

"And you know what I'm going to do next after I have the fourth network?” I said, “No, Ted, what's that?” “I'm going to run for president and be elected.” Now I thought to myself, “This guy is absolutely nuts" and I've just agreed to lend him all this money!” I said to Ted, “Oh, Ted, don't tell anybody else about that, okay?” And he said, “Cuz, your trouble is you don't understand the power of television. Let me show you.” He pulled a little book of matches out of his desk drawer and he said, “Okay, it's Saturday morning at 7: 30 and it's Captain Teddy's Kiddy Hour, and I come on television and I say, ‘Hey kids, today we're going to play a game and it's going to be so much fun. Now, don't tell Mommy and Daddy, this is our secret between Captain Teddy and you. Now, everybody go get some matches. See Captain Teddy's matches? Go get some just like this.'” Then he goes over to his window he says, “All right kids, everybody got your match? Go to the window and strike your match and light the curtain or the drape,” at which point he struck his match right near the old cheesecloth thing he had hanging in front of his window and then he flung the window open and he said to me, “At that point, I'd look out over Atlanta and watch it burn.” It was an incredible performance."

diego 11 days ago 3 replies      
Here's a list of books that I read this year and liked. My favorite was Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The rest are all worth reading. I hesitated to put "The Joy of Clojure" on that list because it's too narrow, but it's one of the best programming books I've seen.


Urgo 11 days ago 3 replies      
I read a number of good books but hands down my favorite that I read in 2012 was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

This is from Amazon:
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut"part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune"and remarkable power"to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved"that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt"among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life"and love"in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?

chernevik 11 days ago 1 reply      
"The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson" Robert Caro

LBJ "hacked" the American Senate, understanding its operations better than anyone perhaps ever. He further understood its role in American politics, and the impact of American politics upon it. This 3rd volume of Caro's multi-volume biography covers LBJ's adoption of the vice-presidency, why his hopes of dominating JFK from that position failed (tldr; Kennedy was much, much smarter that Johnson understood), and Johnson's extraordinary transition to the Presidency on Kennedy's assassination.

The book would be outstanding simply for its sketches of JFK and RFK, figures secondary to its primary focus. Taken as a whole it's required required reading for anyone thinking they understood politics.

jamesbritt 11 days ago 0 replies      
How Music Works by David Byrne


Feeding Back: Conversations with Alternative Guitarists from Proto-Punk to Post-Rock by David Todd


Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back by Anna Anthropy

Some interesting ideas; the referenced tech is now dated. It's even easier to make games now then when this book was published.


I recently started 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
by Nick Montfort, et al http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262018462 (but also available as a free PDF)

Generative Design: Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing , by Hartmut Bohnacker, is under the Christmas tree. :)

tokenadult 11 days ago 1 reply      
The best book I read this year was not a 2012 release, but HN participants should read it if they haven't already. That book is The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande,


which was mentioned favorably in several HN threads this year. (Thanks to the recommenders here who reminded me to read this book.) The Checklist Manifesto is practical, exciting, and thought-provoking in balance, and it will help you do your work better, whatever you do, and enjoy your family life better, whoever is in your family. It's a great read; don't miss it.

borlak 11 days ago 2 replies      
Mostly scifi and fantasy. I've never been much of a reader, so I'm trying to catch up on classics.

* Hunger games 1-3 -- not bad, would probably recommend

* Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy -- good, surprised how short it was. really liked the style of writing, fun to read. recommended

* Stranger in a Strange Land -- currently reading this one, interesting, but nothing ground breaking. one character seems to dominate the book. don't know if I'd recommend.

* Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep -- interesting, a bit boring. I kept comparing it to the movie, and in the end I like the movie better. they each focus on different subjects, but I like the movie's subject better, and it felt more professional/solid. would recommend.

* Ringworld -- pretty good. the 'Teela problem' is fascinating to me and got me thinking a lot outside of reading, which to me is a sign of a good book. the 'spacey stuff' in the book was not that great. even the ringworld itself was not that interesting. would recommend.

* The Mote in God's Eye -- my favorite book of the year. so much to think about (moral problems/dilemmas). the realistic part of the space travel was new to me (like the consideration of g-forces in constant acceleration), and so that was more to think about. definitely recommend.

* Cryptonomicon -- a close second. Neal Stephenson goes into wicked detail in his books and always blows my mind (never heard of Van Eck Phreaking before this book, how is that possible?). definitely recommend.

jamesmcn 11 days ago 1 reply      
Walter Jon Williams' The Green Leopard Plague, which is also part of an anthology of the same name. The anthology includes several other stories that build up the world that GLP takes place in. Some interesting ideas about identity and consciousness in a society with extremely advanced bioengineering.


Umberto Eco's Prague Cemetery which expands greatly on a tiny section of Foucault's Pendulum. Eco's writing is extremely dense. Similar to Neal Stephenson, but with more of a literary flavor than a technogeek flavor. A nice way to balance out your reading if you find you are a bit too focused on modern technology.

I finally read Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy. Early Internet and web culture was so deeply infused with RAW's ideas that the trilogy felt like one long déjà vu session. Lots of fun. RAW + Eco are a great antidote to taking conspiracy theories seriously, while having a ton of fun at the same time.

Gibson's Sprawl trilogy. Wow. Since the release of the Blue Ant books, I've been telling people that Blue Ant is the place to start, as it updates a lot of the underlying themes of Sprawl for this decade. But Sprawl is still very current and relevant. If you read Sprawl during or before the dot-com bubble like I did, you probably focused on the prophetic internet stuff. If you read it again, you will find out that there is plenty more interesting stuff to feed your brain in Gibson's early novels.

imrehg 11 days ago 1 reply      
Gravity's Rainbow - took 4 months out of my year, but and it's still mostly a whoosh, but every time I started reading another book after that, it was just amazing how much better Pyncheon writes. Will revisit it for sure, though not very soon.

Anna Karenina - just a whole different level, Tolstoy's writing in a way I don't feel many contemporary writes could. Feels creepy how similar the people's lives in the 19th Century was to ours. Creepy but fun too.

If On A Winter's Night A Traveller - Italo Calvino will just punch you in the face, this is a book for people who love reading books.

The Magicians - adult magic fiction, and somehow it feels that if magic was indeed real, it would be like it is depicted here, not like anything in Harry Potter's (no matter how much I loved the storytelling, the magic theory was just so full of plotholes).

The Casual Vacancy - JKRowling's not-Harry-Potter-book. It's very gritty, and feels very real. Still having my cold shivers thinking of small-town living after this.

(Except for the last one the others are older releases, don't usually jump into the newest ones, I just take it casual)

napoleond 11 days ago 0 replies      
These are the ones I remember, but not necessarily for being the best.

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson. I thought it was interesting; an honest attempt at cataloguing the life of a fascinating and complex person.

How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie. I'd skimmed through it in high school, and decided it was full of obvious/cheesy platitudes, but was somehow convinced to take another look this year and I'm very glad I did. It is mostly full of very basic "don't be an ass" advice, but I needed it.

Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi. I'm not sure what to think of this one. It's pretty low on actionable advice, but it did help me (together with HTWFAIF, above) reframe the way I approach interpersonal relationships.

The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje. I haven't finished this one yet, but it's part of a recent concerted effort to read more fiction. I've always loved Ondaatje's work, and this latest novel is no different.

Freakonomics - Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner. I just started reading this last night, and I'm already 100 pages in. It's an addicting read, and is already causing me to re-evaluate the incentive systems that are everywhere.

Napoleon Bonaparte - Alan Schom. I've been reading this one slowly for a while (it's a hefty book). It's a very well written account of Napoleon's entire life story--highly recommended.

Crossing the Chasm - Geoffrey Moore. Just started this one last night as well (Christmas presents!) and so far it seems like it will live up to the hype.

The Education of Millionaires - Michael Ellsberg. This one, I can't recommend. As always, though, YMMV :)

nhebb 11 days ago 1 reply      
I read a lot of mediocre stuff this year, but two are worth mentioning.

Wool - by Hugh Howey. He self-published Wool and now has a deal to make into into a movie directed by Ridley Scott. In that, it's a pivotal work in the self-publishing movement. http://www.amazon.com/Wool-Omnibus-Edition-ebook/dp/B0071XO8...

Blood Song - Anthony Ryan. Best epic fantasy I've read since Martin's Song of Fire and Ice. http://anthonystuff.wordpress.com/books/

StavrosK 11 days ago 1 reply      
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality:


And my free ebook conversion:


portman 11 days ago 0 replies      
Funny, I just posted this: http://willsllc.github.com/blog/books-2012/

Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2012

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
by Jon Gertner published March 15, 2012
Over the span of a few decades, a single research lab invented the transistor, the microprocessor, radar, the communication satellite, the CD, and more.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg published February 28, 2012
Why toothpaste tingles, how Febreeze was a flop, and hundreds of other tidbits that are perfect for cocktail parties and future Jeopardy episodes.

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't
by Nate Silver published September 27, 2012
Weaves together baseball, earthquakes, the weather, poker, and terrorism. Chapter 7 is the best description of Bayes theoreom I've ever read.

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
by Dan Ariely published June 5, 2012
The third Ariely book, and just as fun. Would be ranked #1 except it's essential the same formula as his prior two gems.

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World
by Christopher Steiner published August 30, 2012
Surprisingly good read from a first-time author (and YC alum). Expands on Andreessen's quip to cover trading, couter-terrorism, the Arab Spring and more.

sb 11 days ago 0 replies      
This year I either read, or started to read the following interesting books:

Mathematics: Form and Function by Saunders Mac Lane. This is one of my favorite books concerning the "build-up" of mathematics (it also contains nice diagrams of "relatedness" of subjects). On HN somebody once recommended Mathematics: Its contents, methods, and meaning (from Russian mathematicians in the 50s) which is similar but without the cross references.

Proofs and Refutations by Imre Lakatos. I have started reading this only recently and have to say that I find the approach and idea excellent. It would be great if we had something comparable for CS theory as well.

Notes on Introductory Combinatorics by Polya, Tarjan, and Woods. Have not read this exhaustively, but the introduction with Pascal's triangle and some of Polya' legendary problem solving insights (paraphrased from my memory: "you are on to something once you find a pattern") are definitely highlights in this book.

Mathematical Discovery: On Understanding, Learning and Teaching Problem Solving by George Polya. Based on the previous book and my fond memories of reading "How to Solve it", I got this one from the library. Again I can't attest for all of the contents, but AFAICT now it's another gem from Polya.

From HN advice in previous years I read The Tibetan Book on Living and Dying, which I can heartily recommend, too. It is an anti-thesis to Christian theology and I find it to contain many insightful comments and different views on leading a good, meaningful life. I disagree with some of the church-y comments on that it really is important to have a master and that only the master can do certain things, but that's probably just me being an atheist all along.

I actually read some other books, but the list is already kind of long and might hold interesting pointers for other mathematically inclined readers, too. I for one am always fascinated on how much advice on problem solving in mathematics translates to CS.

nichodges 11 days ago 3 replies      
A few highlights for me...

Abundance - Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler.
Diamandis has an almost infectiously positive way of looking at the world. And a hope that's not just based on a philosophical belief but is backed up with hard data.

Distrust That Particular Flavor - William Gibson.
I never got into Gibson as a fiction writer, but this collection of essays, articles and talks immediately made me appreciate him as an amazing thinker, observer, and truly brilliant writer. This book is worthwhile for the pieces on Japan alone, but every single piece is wonderful.

Finite and Infinite Games - James Carse.
An old book but one I only just discovered. No book has every so subtly had an impact on my life every day. The finite vs. infinite way of looking at the world has changed the way I think and act completely on the inside, yet it's probably hardly noticable on the outside. An amazingly easy book to read, couldn't recommend it highly enough.

How Music Works - David Byrne
A unique and refreshing take on creating music that can be applied to the creation of anything. Byrne leaves the mysterious & ethereal world of 'creativity' for dead, and looks at how he creates music, and how the industry works, in a grounded and logical way. A brilliant book for anyone who creates anything.

The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff - Rich Gold
Another old(er) book, but one I can't believe I only just found. Rich Gold's outlook on how and why we make things should be required reading for anyone who plans on thrusting their big idea into the world.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
It's had a lot of press, but I'm going to recommend it anyway. HN undoubtedly has a higher than average number of introverts who truly operate in an extroverted world. This book was absolutely eye opening in how it deconstructs different situations and personalities in a useful and positive way. I wouldn't say it's 'changed my life', but it has made a few relationships with close friends and colleagues a lot better.

And a quick plug - for any avid Kindle readers out there, I've built a web app for viewing/sharing/organising Kindle highlights. If any HN'ers want early access sign up at http://kindred.it/ and I'll ping you a beta login.

jacoblyles 11 days ago 0 replies      
The best book I read this year was "Julian" by Gore Vidal. This is a thoroughly-researched historical fiction book about the Roman emperor Julian, the last pagan emperor of Rome. Thirty years before Julian rose to the throne, his grandfather Constantine the Great transformed Christianity from a persecuted sect practiced by a significant minority into the official religion of the state. In those thirty years, the ancient cults had mostly withered and died, their temples turned into churches or abandoned in disrepair.

Julian set out to revive the old religions and convert Rome away from Christianity. He was a bookish boy, a bit of a philosophy nerd. When he unexpectedly rose to a position of prominence, it turned out that he had a knack for military command which helped him gain popularity with the people and seize the emperorship.

I enjoyed this book because it gets you inside the head of people in a different time and place, with different thoughts and concerns than modern westerners. It also shows you how quickly the world can change. Julian lived in a time when thousands of years of tradition were changing quickly, in a blink of an eye by historical terms. These are great lessons to have in mind.

jlangenauer 11 days ago 0 replies      
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofsteder. Barely needs any introduction here, but the depth of thought is just staggering.

Lights Out in Wonderland by D.B.C. Pierre. A wonderful story with a few incidental observations about modern society.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Sure, you can read about people who've made everything, but what about people who lose everything. Absolutely everything. Shattering, tragic fiction.

rsync 11 days ago 1 reply      
The MIT "platform series" is fascinating - specifically:

_Racing The Beam_ (study of the atari 2600 platform)
_The Future was Here_ (study of the amiga platform)

Best books I've read in the last five years:

_Debt: The First 5000 Years_

_Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means_ (william vollman)

jkuria 11 days ago 0 replies      
Blue Ocean strategy -- Really solid and well researched book on how to create things customers will gladly pay for while minimizing your own costs. Creating uncontested market space for yourself and making the competition irrelevant.

Visual Communication -- old book currently out of print but timeless principles for effective communication. Visual communication is often more effective than words.

Eat, Drink and Be Healthy -- How to enjoy food but stay in great shape. You do not need to live on steamed broccoli and granola to do this! Lots of bland foods are unhealthy and lots of healthy foods are actually tasty. You just need to know which ones.

How to build a start up community in your city -- Book by Brad Feld with some interesting ideas about 'leaders' and 'feeders'. Read it to to build a community around http://AfriTech.org

Positioning -- interesting ideas on how to succeed in a crowded market place

Writing Non Fiction -- another old book that is out of print but lots of good ideas on how to communicate effectively

rdl 11 days ago 1 reply      
I'm pretty happy with Nassim Taleb's _Antifragile_.

It's essentially the culmination of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan.

lpolovets 11 days ago 0 replies      
I really liked Succeed by Halvorson, as well as Willpower by Baumeister and Tierney. The former covers research on setting goals, the latter covers research on being more disciplined. Both book are a great blend of interesting studies and practical advice.

Amazon links: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0452297710 and http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143122231

Thorough book notes:
http://www.quora.com/Leo-Polovets/Exceptionally-long-book-no... and http://www.quora.com/Leo-Polovets/Exceptionally-long-book-no...

rehack 10 days ago 1 reply      
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - A book on philosophy, can go as deep as you like. Was written over 25 years ago, but feels very fresh. My key take away from this book was that you should be humble enough to appreciate various models of the world - e.g. Science or Religion. Favorite quote: "When you have a Chatuahaha in your head, you can't resist inflicting it on innocent people". Still makes me smile :-)

Life of Pi - Bought it following the buzz of the movie. Read the book first, then saw the movie. A good simple read. Sort of reinforces, the 'various models' idea of the 'Zen...' book. Found the movie slightly better than the book, which was a surprise. Ang Lee has made subtle changes, which makes the story more peppy.

Perfect Rigor - Captures the story (and math) behind, the turning down of a million dollar prize by Gregory Perelman. The genius Russian mathematician, who solved a 100 year old standing problem, of the missing proof of the Poincare Conjecture. It was perhaps my best technical read of the year.

I am feeling Lucky (by Doug Edwards): Google's emplpyee number 59, writes about his experience at Google. I found it the best book on Google. Better than some of the others, which seem a bit like officially authorized versions.

Below ones I read it in 2011. But haven't posted here, so here goes:

Born to Run (By Chris Mcdougall): A health book. Has really helped my running. Highly recommended to all.

A guide to a good life: The ancient art of Stoic Joy (By Joseph Irvine): A very good book on philosophy. Read it on the reco (http://sivers.org/book) of Derek Sivers.

kul 11 days ago 0 replies      
The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes.

I first heard about it in Michael Lewis' Vanity Fair profile on Obama (Obama was reading it - http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/10/michael-lewis-pro...), and then my cofounder Omar mentioned it as an engrossing book whilst he was reading it, specifically because of the topic it handles: the malleability of our memories.

Anyway, it was a pleasure to read, captivating, and the imagery jumping out of the pages was brilliant. I frequently had to stop and re-read parts. It also made me laugh.

A personal favourite sentence:

"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation."

It won the Man Booker prize last year.



On the non-fiction side, probably "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Kahneman, though I haven't quite finished it. It's dense, but filled with insight after insight.

dgallagher 11 days ago 0 replies      
"Learn cocos2d 2 - Game Development for iOS" by Steffen Itterheim and Andreas Low


Still reading it (up to Chap 11 of 15).

Covers creating 2D games for iOS using the cocos2d 2.x framework, and Kobold2d 2.x framework. All code is in Objective-C, and it's expected you know Obj-C to understand the content. If you've done any OS X or iOS development already you'll have no problems following along. The frameworks are really simple to learn and use.

It does promote some inexpensive pay-for tools to aid in development, but always offers a free alternative if available. TexturePacker, Tiled (qt) (free), GlyphDesigner, and ParticleDesigner.

kooshball 11 days ago 0 replies      
I read quite a few this year and the best one is really hard to define. But my favorite and the one that had the biggest immediate impact is definitely Bounce by Matthrew Syed http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7845157-bounce

Syed was the top Pingpong player in England, and goes in detail about his trainings and what he thinks are the reasons for his success: lots of circumstantial luck, and thousands of hours of deliberate practice with immediate feedback. Even though it's too late for me to become a national player, the book forced me to refocus my thoughts on the everyday activities that are important to me, and find a way to practice and improve up on them.

aik 11 days ago 1 reply      
Few books from this year:

The New Solution Selling -- The first sales book I ever read and extremely enlightening. It demystified much of the sales process for me.

The Intelligent Investor -- Timeless ideas on investing.

Steve Jobs -- I had no intention of reading this book but found it incredibly interesting. Very insightful.

The Intelligent Entrepreneur -- This book followed 3 HBS grads from pre-HBS to entrepreneur success, and attempted to draw some overarching conclusions on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Very interesting.

Name of the Wind -- The only fully fiction book I read this year. Great book. Waiting on the 3rd to come out before I read the second in the series.

Dreaming in Code -- I'd heard great things about this book but I felt it was very lacking in insight. Some interesting moments but overall a disappointment. Perhaps it is because I read it after ~6 years of professional programming experience + 4 years of school + a number of other programming books?

Teaching Minds -- Roger Schank's latest book on education. In this one he outlines key cognitive abilities that education should be centered around rather than subjects. Very interesting.

A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics -- I had read very little macroeconomics, and this book provided a very readable and quick guide on the basics.

Bounce (by Matthew Syed) -- Great book about how great performers became great performers. This goes back to the nurture vs nature debate, and sides very heavily on the nurture side. Syed was an olympic ping pong player from the UK.

The Willpower Instinct -- I'm still reading this one (with my wife), and find it to be unbelievably insightful. If you have any desires to change any habits or behaviors, this book is incredible.

The Innovator's Solution -- The book after The Innovators Dilemma. Very insightful, just like the previous one.

xfax 11 days ago 0 replies      
'How to win friends and influence people' - Dale Carnegie.

Simple, to the point and effective.

elliottcarlson 11 days ago  replies      
Sadly I don't really read quite as much as I used to; but following are the books I read this year (though none of them were released this year).

- Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days


Excellent book covering interviews with founders of companies that became really big. I thought this book was really insightful and inspirational.

- Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming


I just started this book, but already like it - the format is the same as the Founders at Work book but on the developer side of things.

- World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It


It was a good book, but not as inspirational as the Founders at Work book. Some of the stories are good, but since the majority of the people are not in my sector, the book just wasn't as interesting to me.

- Ready Player One


An excellent story that really made me nostalgic to my younger years - definitely recommend this one.

- The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death: A Novel


I have a weak spot for Charlie Huston books - he's not the best author (sorry Charlie), but his books are really easy to approach. This is one of his best ones and is about crime scene cleaners - a nice departure from all the Joe Pitt vampire novels.

- World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War


It's OK... I read it half way through and then once I got busy I just couldn't get myself to pick it up again. I will finish it eventually.. just not yet.

- Hyperion


A friend recommended this book to me - I could not get past the first chapter.

Ask HN: Is there an Akihabara equivalent in USA?
6 points by diminium  2 days ago   5 comments top 4
jdietrich 1 day ago 0 replies      
No there isn't, but Akihabara isn't very interesting to a hacker; For the most part it's a tourist destination selling pop-culture artifacts. What you want is a US equivalent of the SEG market, which doesn't exist either.


staunch 1 day ago 1 reply      
Even when I lived 5 minutes from Akihabara I rarely bought anything there. You can do so much better ordering online.
elg0nz 1 day ago 0 replies      
AFAIK Fry's is the closest thing we have here in the valley.
dear 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Ask HN: How to find a place in the Bay Area?
2 points by africandawg  23 hours ago   4 comments top 4
Donito 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Moved to SF recently, and was looking for a place with roommate. It was EXTREMELY hard to get anytime, and demand was insane. I ended up renting a 2 bed room apartment from a complex, and posted an ad looking for roommates on Craigslist. The response was impressive (~10 applicants within an afternoon).
arebop 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Try https://www.padmapper.com/

I don't know much about SJ but I can tell you about my experience in SF.

Tenants have the upper hand over landlords in SF, but landlords have the upper hand over /prospective tenants/; you won't have much ability to negotiate prices and you'll need to act fast to get a place once it's listed or especially after an open house.

I recommend you get a generic short-term rental from a big company and make that your base for a few months. Spend a lot of time hanging out in various neighborhoods and then move to your long(er) term favorite.

ndcrandall 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I went through the same process upon moving out here, but I got lucky having found my place through HN. Send me an email I may have an option for you and if nothing else I can try and guide you in the right direction
OafTobark 22 hours ago 0 replies      



Ask HN: Prototyping service that works with Nerf-material and inflatables?
3 points by syedkarim  1 day ago   3 comments top
vitovito 1 day ago 1 reply      
You could make a mold (the inverse or negative space of your form) using a 3D printing service, or carve it from styrofoam, or wood, or whatever, and then fill it with expanding foam or inflatable PVC by hand yourself.

Cosplayers (hobbyists who make costumes of and play as fictional or media characters) use these techniques all the time, as do those in the replica prop communities.

Show HN: I think I re-imagined IRC on mobile devices
8 points by Skywing  2 days ago   9 comments top 5
Skywing 2 days ago 0 replies      
I guess after that wall of text I didn't mention that this is nice because the mobile client maintains no connection. No messages are missed while your phone is sleeping or dead, etc.

Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/yMWVs
Client source: https://github.com/ryancole/pound-client
Server source: https://github.com/ryancole/pound-gateway

cmwelsh 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'm using the irccloud iPhone app for this exact usage right now. The difference is that irccloud itself is a single point of failure that i can't fix if it goes offline.
mdpm 2 days ago 1 reply      
screen + irssi? http is a less than ideal fit for messaging, especially when you're simply wrapping an existing protocol.
tbirdz 2 days ago 0 replies      
You could combine this with a bitlbee instance as your irc server, and then you could have unified mobile access to all your different chat networks.
datr 2 days ago 1 reply      
Can you indicate how this would be different to ZNC with message replay and push notifications?
Show HN: Holiday project: Send thank you cards from the web
7 points by tghw  2 days ago   6 comments top 4
orangethirty 2 days ago 1 reply      
1. The purchase process is way too long. I counted 5 different steps before I got to the CC form.

2. Don't ask for the email up front. Have people build the card first so they are emotionally invested in the process.

3. Test those bootstrap buttons.

Now, here is how I would do the purchase flow:

1. User lands. Clicks to get started.
2. User pick design and fills in card.
2a. Then user enters the address of the recepient, and then his address.
3. User clicks button that reads "Send Card Now."
4. You take the user to the payment page where his information is already filled in (because he already provided it before). Different address on the card? Offer them the option to do it, but don't show the huge form. Use an accordion or modal for this type of stuff.
4a. Give the user the option to use paypal.
5. When the payment is processed load another page where you will collect their email in order to give them notice of when the card shipped (important).
5a. Offer them an upsell to subscribe to a monthly "Love Letter" subscription service, where they can have a card with a love poem sent to their S.O. automatically. Charge them $3 a month, and be done with it.

ScottWhigham 1 day ago 0 replies      
Another "You asked for my email to start the process so I closed the browser window" user here. And yes, I read your comments on the page:

"... we promise never to spam you or sell your email address to anyone."

Who is this "we"? I don't know you. I've never heard of you. Your promise is meaningless to me. It does not serve to make me feel better or get over the heebie-jeebies about giving up my email in any way whatsoever.


So I went to Mailinator, got a DEA, and put it in - bam. Now I can at least check it out. Of course, 99.999% of users will not do this but anyway.

I'd think it's "four clicks" is the right number. At some point these users need to feel committed and want this enough to pay. You can't do that on the first page - you just can't. You need page views to build the commitment/excitement that makes someone want to pay:

1) User lands

2) User picks out card

3) User customizes card

4) User pays for card

You could move the email to the "User pays for card" step ("Would you like a receipt?"). You just have to decide on that yourself and go with whatever you select.

soundandfeury 2 days ago 1 reply      
Seems like a cool idea. I can't do anything without giving an email though, so consequently I didn't do anything. Might be nice to let people see what you have to offer before they hand over their personal info.
tghw 2 days ago 0 replies      
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