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Ask HN: Is there still demand for Smalltalk programmers?
2 points by o_s_m  1 hour ago   discuss
Show HN: MailRipper Inbound email ripping for developers with email pain
5 points by andrewstuart  8 hours ago   7 comments top 5
Dnguyen 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm not sure the pain you're trying to solve is real or at the right junction. I process data from all sources daily, and many are email attachments. Just extracting the attachments is not difficult. Then my BI process will unzip if necessary and process the files. There are different connectors for different file types: HTML, PDF, CSV, Excel, etc.. I think processing the files should be at a latter stage, not during the extract phase.
fasteo 7 hours ago 1 reply      
How is this diferrent from http://www.mailgun.com ?
taprun 8 hours ago 1 reply      
It's not clear what pain you're solving, or what you system does. I think it has something to do with converting the format of my email, but I'm not sure how that help me.

I'm also not sure why I'd want to give up the flexibility of using my own email address for one on a domain I don't control. Also, if this is a valid pain point, I highly doubt that software engineers would feel this pain any more than a dozen other professional classes. Would accountants not have this pain?

andrewstuart 8 hours ago 0 replies      
meeech 6 hours ago 0 replies      
really like how you implemented the try it out/demo on your landing page.
Ask HN: Idea Sunday
33 points by IGN  12 hours ago   23 comments top 6
tptacek 11 hours ago 4 replies      
The moderator, 'dang, has asked that these not get posted anymore:


("Something about having all these ideas in one place makes the whole less than the sum of its parts.", "Ideas are better in the wild. Let's discuss them as they come up organically, rather than try to organize an idea-fest.")

keithwarren 11 hours ago 1 reply      
System for product/service idea evaluation. I spend lots of time talking with friends and other hackers about ideas and wish I had a system to create objective evaluations of ideas based on a series of metrics. Right now we use a shared google sheet but there is bias that occurs, for example if we score the potential for viral growth on a 1-10 basis, we see each others scores.
robotpony 11 hours ago 1 reply      
An app that lets you track the last person to buy beer in a group of friends by taking their picture. With an in-app-purchase, you can ensure that the next time you meet that the app lists yourself as the last beer-monger (while still retaining the history accurately otherwise). Great for that manager or boss who never pays his share.
rob3139 11 hours ago 2 replies      
An app that allows people to ask for favours from their friends and anyone within a certain radius. Could grow into a marketplace for local tasks (doing the shopping, giving advice, menial tasks etc). Any thoughts?
napolux 10 hours ago 2 replies      
Since the mods asked that these not get posted anymore, I would love a website for easy idea sharing/discussing
plaxis 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Accelerometer sensors to monitor natural gas fracking locations.
Any company that specializes in basic (i.e. dumb/feature) cell phones?
3 points by tomkazarian  12 hours ago   5 comments top 5
mlwarren 3 hours ago 0 replies      
http://www.greatcall.com/products/jitterbugJitterbug fits the description. My grandmother just got one. Big, simple buttons and no other features. I don't even think it has texting. One of the more interesting features is operator assisted calling.

What I find interesting is the Jitterbug phone is relatively expensive for how simple it is. They sell it on their site for $100. I found it on Amazon for $80. Similar "simple" phones with other carriers can be found for free, or $10 or so.

TheSpiceIsLife 2 hours ago 0 replies      
http://www.johnsphones.com/store/item9 - John's phones not even have a screen!
jeffmould 12 hours ago 0 replies      
It's funny you bring this up. I was talking to a friend the other day and we were talking about the future of mobile devices. I made a comment that I would rather go back to a "dumb" phone with better reception quality and better battery. I find myself using my iPad and laptop more and more over my phone for web and email and really just use my phone for calls/texting. I would rather have a plan with two devices one being a cheap phone and the other just unlimited (truly unlimited) data for my tablet. I know you can do this to some extent already, but it could be better.
gotorazor 11 hours ago 0 replies      

They basically sell a cellphone for seniors.

More to what your point. I think the ideal "dumb" phone for me would be an updated LG Keybro (for texting) that can do wifi tether.

planetjay 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Walmart -> Unlocked Cell Phones -> Blu
Show HN: Beta available for our website that connects past, present and future
2 points by Waevian  12 hours ago   3 comments top 3
thomasmeagher 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Going to check it out. You might want to optimize the site for mobile, I can help: thom (dot) meagher (at) gmail
yzzxy 11 hours ago 0 replies      
dyovak 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks interesting, I'll bite. Looking forward to the beta.
Dear Github, your search input frustrates me
5 points by lou  20 hours ago   1 comment top
jameswyse 4 hours ago 0 replies      
I've had to train myself to use the URL bar instead. I have a 'gh' search keyword pointing to http://github.com/search?q=%s
Why is there so much hate for .NET?
29 points by grexican  2 days ago   37 comments top 19
keypusher 2 days ago 1 reply      
I actually think C# is quite a nice language, I just don't like any of the rest of what comes along with it (Windows, ASP, VS, etc). I am fully aware that you can technically run .NET on an open source stack, and I am also quite wary of the shortcomings inherent in that approach. I can theoretically run my Python webserver on a Windows box, but I'm not going to. If I work hard enough, I can put a square peg into a round hole, but I prefer not to. Because I need a bunch of packages that aren't available on another operating system. Because there were assumptions made about certain system commands and the presence of certain an init system when I implemented feature Z. Because the application was built from the ground up to run on the operating system it was written for, and that operating system will never be Windows.

It is my belief that .NET on Linux will forever be a project like Cygwin or Wine, a mediocre substitute for pretending one thing is another. I don't hate .NET, I just consider it irrelevant. A non-option. A second-class citizen. If I had a whole bunch of C# code sitting around I really needed to run on a Linux box for some reason, it might interest me, but I don't. I am never going to use Windows as a server, and .NET seems inextricably linked to Windows. Modern Java does the things I would want out of a compiled language like C#, so I'm not clear on why I should care or be interested in something that looks like an equivalent platform. Perhaps you can educate me. You seem to readily admit that Microsoft has made many mistakes across the technology stack, why is .NET so different?

I am curious about how many production .NET applications you have running right now on hosted Linux boxes, and if you would care to share your experiences. Perhaps I am completely wrong about .NET on Linux, and there exists a great and vibrant ecosystem of .NET devs on Linux and all the third party libraries just work great out of the box. If you want to convince people about how great .NET on Linux is, write a blog post about your experience running a large scale project on such a platform. Elaborate on the great packages and features present in the .NET ecosystem which I can't find in Node or Ruby or in the JVM. Don't just vaguely allude to there being a bunch of great open source .NET developers out there making great projects, because the only example you gave (ServiceStack) is not open source or free. Give us some great examples and tell us why we can't find that stuff anywhere else. Convince me that I should care about .NET even when I want nothing to do with Microsoft.

bdcravens 2 days ago 0 replies      
Our current codebase has had iterations in ASP, C#, ColdFusion, Ruby, and others. At different times, we chose the best platform and language for the job. I was actually a technical reviewer for some of Wrox's first .NET books back around 2001-2002.

I don't think there's a lot of value using terms like "haters". I think that implies uneducated opinions.

You CAN run .NET in a non-MS ecosystem, the same way that I can run Ruby on Rails on Windows Server. My Rails app needs Redis, which really doesn't run on Windows; most (almost all) of the .NET tooling and resources out there are built on the Windows ecosystem.

The .NET "hate" is Windows hate. Everytime I try to eject a USB drive from a Windows machine and it tells me some randome unidentified process still has a file open, it reminds me why I no longer use Windows. Add on licensing costs, etc, and you have the basis for wanting to avoid the Windows platform.

So again, "but you can run .NET on Linux". Sure, but if you're building a solution and the use case calls for open source, is that really the best choice at that time? I personally think the push for Mono isn't because C# is the best language (it's pretty good though) but to preserve investment in existing code and resources.

When people think .NET, they think heavy tooling, configuration screens, and GUIs. They think tooling sold by "sales engineers" with glossy brochures filled with bullets points. "Consultants" with perfect teeth and perfect belts, as opposed to the guy in the hoodie hacking on code. We know this may not be a reflection of reality (look at tools like Powershell and the increased open-sourcing of Redmond), but culture is often as important as technology.

virmundi 2 days ago 1 reply      
Personally it is because the languages feel like they are written for Visual Studio. So if I was using Mono five years ago, I had essentially VIM. Therefore I didn't do .NET.

Another reason is due to how the stack feels like it's playing catch up. ASP.NET MVC trailed behind multiple libraries in Java. The .NET developers were condescending the whole time. They would rant against MVC. They would extol the virtues of WebForms. The same is true with many other ideas. If something is not part of the official stack, .NET developers ridiculed it. I remember conversations where I recommend a library like log4j. Mocked and told how Windows logging was all I needed.

In the end, so many better things exist for free that I see little reason to use .NET. I can get a good editor from node.org built on eclipse. There are paid ides that do that as well, better and cheaper than VS. Because MS was so closed source and proprietary I'm the past I think they lost the PR battle.

RollAHardSix 2 days ago 2 replies      
Postback creating a stateful web. The web is STATELESS. Event-driven, I'm MAYBE ok with. But the web is stateless and postback attempts to provide pages with state. So what happens is you end up with shitty programmers who write big loops for handling page submission back to itself.

ClientID's making javascript an absolute pain or a mess of inline asp code.

MasterPages with forms on the child. It makes things very...strange.

Finally, most developers I've met are just...subpar. I can't really explain it, they just are good at .net stuff but they lack understanding below the surface. And I should add I don't just hate webforms (I really hate webforms actually), but even the new MVC stuff is just not implemented well in real life, probably because of the developers using web forms before using MVC stuff. I think MVC is the right way to go, but developers are so completely behind its sad. You shouldn't bill yourself as ten years experience if you have spent those ten years doing nothing but falling behind on development practices. Its not physical time that matters in this profession, its all about your knowledge-base, which needs to be worked on continuously. As I said, most .net developers, are just behind (or even scared) of newer development techniques; and when I say new I don't mean bleeding edge, I mean 4-5 year old techniques. If it wasn't 2004 - 2006, it doesn't really get another look by some of the 10+ year experience people I have worked with.

chc 2 days ago 1 reply      
The Microsoft stack by and large has a very closed ecosystem. You can use it in a free environment, but that is very much not how people actually use it. The .NET ecosystem is huge, but it hardly ever touches the freer ecosystem most languages exist in nowadays. If you use .NET "on a fully free/OSS stack," you're more or less in the wilderness, because the other Microsoft stack people aren't doing what you're doing and neither is everyone not using the Microsoft stack. It's basically a worst-of-both-worlds proposition.

However, I don't believe anybody actually thinks "anyone who uses .NET is ultimately inferior." Anyone who would express their distaste for the Microsoft stack that way is obviously trolling.

pztrick 2 days ago 0 replies      
At a prior job, we developed in VS10 on a Windows network and deployed to a Mono/Apache stack. I spent a lot of time debugging glitches in the Mono implementation after pushing "working" code to the production's Mono stack, and then writing work-arounds in my code -- not writing features.

I might avoid this by developing solely on Linux (which wasn't an option at the job) ... but you still may paste in someone else's code written for the MSFT implementation that borks your project.

To chime in with chc, there is such a huge OSS presence on Linux with a wealth of useful libraries to tap into. I must save so much time leveraging useful OSS projects in my Python/Django projects. Thanks, internet.

runT1ME 2 days ago 1 reply      
I'm not sure if .NET has a bad rap at all, rather I believe the onus is on the .NET developer to show it was a better choice than the alternatives that are more mature and flexible from a licensing standpoint.

I consult as a software engineer on various projects, frequently C# and Scala. C# is a fine language, and Monodevelop is continuing to improve, but I don't see any advantage over choosing a more 'open' language with a much more mature runtime (JVM) and an overall more advanced language (Scala).

kwhitefoot 1 day ago 0 replies      
For me the problem with .NET is not the libraries but the fact that the two principle languages (C# and VB) are so old fashioned. Hardly any of the useful stuff is part of the language, it's all in the libraries which means that.NET code is very verbose because there is no syntax for things like lists and dictionaries. The latest versions are getting better, at least you can create arrays using a compact syntax but dictionaries are still a pain. Both of them are essentially C without unmanaged pointers and the addition of a few slightly better types but still scalar types are special and cannot be treated as objects.

Also they aren't even usefully old-fashioned, why can't we have arrays where the first item is number 1, or 21 or some other number, Basic had that from the beginning. Why do I have to use a dictionary when I want to use an ordinal type such as a character or boolean as the index (Pascal could use any ordinal type as an array index). Why can't I create subtypes of the integers and reals (Pascal had that and it prevented large numbers of errors). Functional languages have implemented guard clauses, these can simplify your code dramatically and remove the need for a lot of traditional if and case statements. Bertrand Meyer integrated contracts into Eiffel almost thirty years ago, and now MS has provided them by means of a clunky add-on that rewrites your binary after it has been compiled.

And so on, it's not that .NET is bad, it's that after all that effort Anders Hejlsberg (yes, he of justified Turbo Pascal fame) should really have been able to produce something so much better, or at least more interesting.

Rant over, thanks for reading if you made it this far.

rnirnber 2 days ago 1 reply      
I feel the same way as the author. I got introduced to .NET two years ago at a job. I came from a PHP background. I've come to really appreciate .NET and the CLR, and as a developer, I'm convinced I'm way more productive in .NET. I'm currently building something in Mono outside of my day job, and it's so great to be able to use .NET on linux.

I realize that Microsoft and .NET may not have had that great of a past (WebForms ruined its rep IMHO)...but using the new MVC and EntityFramework...it's clear that .NET is back on the bleeding edge.

Also...most .NET devs like working in .NET because we can be productive in it, but keep in mind--.NET haters--that most of the time we're not the ones that chose the stack...we're just left in a position where hardware/sys-admins/MIS at companies that are still afraid of the cloud are mandating that we have to use Windows and .NET.

doobiaus 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've been with C# since the beginning, 1.1, coming from ASP 'classic', I absolutely love C# as a language. But... I'm now working in a Ruby/Linux shop handling some of their legacy app integration and I've come to understand that a lot of the disinterest comes from a complete clash of culture more than anything else. By that I don't mean the old "Evil M$" rubbish - for 10 years Microsoft has not understood Open Source culture. Instead of collaborate it was compete compete compete. NHibernate vs Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC vs fubu/castle, Codeplex instead of GitHub, everything was done to keep people dependent on Microsoft.

ALT.NET came and went, but there was never a really strong open source community. That combined with the cross sell policy is a barrier to entry. Everything has been tightly coupled, IIS dependencies in ASP.NET makes Mono a second class citizen, MSSQL dependencies in EF made code first migrations break in MySQL. All designed to sell licenses, books and certification.

Talking about productions web apps, at the end of the day it has to be on Windows, even if you want to dev on Mono. If I'm going to start building a production app you start asking yourself questions about licensing costs too, Server, SQL, VS pro, CALs. Okay so you can get it going for free if you join BizSpark, but then there's the waiting etc etc and the niggling fact that eventually you will have to pay. Comparing that to my experience working on Linux is like chalk and cheese. vagrant up -> npm install -> {do work} -> git push heroku master. Frictionless, all for free, with no gatekeepers.

With OSS, people don't sit around waiting for the mothership to fix issues, because there isn't one, they band together and fix it themselves. Additionally, as I've come to realize (flamebait warning) Linux kills Windows on the server. Not by a nose, but like a Red Wedding in ease of use, footprint and resource utilization.

You also have to look at the "why C#" specifically. To do RAD web development it is much faster to use something like Rails. C# is more performant? Then use Java or node.js. C# just doesn't fill a particular gap.

Having said that, it's not all doom and goom, I think C# is the #1 choice for mobile development. I think the ASP.NET Titanic is starting to turn. Scott Guthrie seems to get it. The announcements recently with regards to ASP.NET vNext are all heading in the right direction and address a lot of the glaring issues. There is also some great non-MS .NET work being done at places like GitHub and StackExchange. Will it be enough to convince OSS types to start adopting it? I doubt it.

LarryMade2 1 day ago 0 replies      
I started business development with dBase II, after a while I was forced due to hardware availabilty to upgrade (CP/M going out of style). we Got Macs. dBase Mac was an expensive joke then finally settled on McMax, that became incompatible with system 7 IIRC then slid on over to FoxBase+/Mac, (which was excellent) until OSX, but the new owners, Microsoft, provided an out, FoxPro (at least till intel), then again they shortly dropped Mac support so that was all moot. All these times nothing was really wrong with the code but I was at the mercy of commercial firms in finding compatible versions, getting licenses and having just basic long term support. Most other solutions were either expensive or lock-in to a platform, and from experience no better guarantee of longevity of the platform.

So I went open source - with a LAMP stack - if I want to run old versions there's no problem, maybe with hardware - but that also isn't as big a factor. No worries on selecting client compatibility as it is web based (have had to tweak based on HTML/Browser revisions, but nothing that really broke beyond fixing). Every component was free (enough) for what I was doing, and it pretty much just worked. I feel I had wisely steered clear of Filemaker Pro, Access, Cloudbase, Panorama, Visual Basic, or any other platform where I had to plug in a key and/or ask permission in order to install/use it. I was happy, staff was happy... and still are. Never looked back since.

.Net and other MS technology just reminds me of the struggles of the past added with new licensing schemes and more intricate lock-in. So I prefer to ignore it. If I was going to do local machine development instead of web based Python would be the direction I'd go.

f3llowtraveler 2 days ago 0 replies      
For me it has nothing to do with .NET's qualities.

Rather, it has to do with trust issues arising from the fact that I lived through the 90s and I remember what it was like when MS was dominant.

Unfortunately Apple is stepping into the same hubristic trap. I will probably have trouble trusting them for decades as a result.

scaramanga 1 day ago 0 replies      
"Haters" probably do realise that.

Personally, I just don't see anything interesting that .NET offers. In fact, I consider languages which target virtual machines to be a failed experiment of a bygone age.

The two exemplars, Java and .NET have been thrust upon developer communities by multi-million dollar marketing efforts. And those marketing efforts have not been tailored towards my specific demographic. So they've been pretty easy to ignore.

So it's not a matter of being anti-.NET or Java or whatever. It's just that they're about as relevant to me as Barbie-themed toilet paper - superfluous and not marketed towards my demographic.

coldtea 2 days ago 0 replies      
>But do haters realize that you can run .NET on a fully free/OSS stack, in the cloud, AWS, Linux, the works? That question is not rhetorical. Do haters realize that?

Yeah. They just don't care for the sub-par experience of using Mono. (MS opensourcing large parts of .NET / CLR etc is quite recent, so it doesn't have changed the climate yet).

>Comment below on why .NET has such a bad rap.

Well, not that much bad rap. People just don't use it. From what I read on most forums, hackers using other languages tend to like C# (lots of people, even in Unix land), and respect F#.

But they either want a mature system with longer open source presense and better support than Mono (e.g Java) or they don't work with such managed runtimes at all and they opt for something else.

Note that Java, which has been open sourced and has had a huge hacker community for many more years than .NET, still gets a bad rap because of Oracle's actions and behavior.

YoAdrian 2 days ago 2 replies      
Welcome to my world. The only reason that ASP was created and therefore .NET was because years ago, the Allaire brothers told Microsoft "no thanks" when they tried to purchase their programming language called ColdFusion. Since 1997, when I started developing with CF, I've heard nothing but derision no matter how well it can handle complex tasks with ease. Every few months, someone without a clue but a huge audience posts another "death of ColdFusion" article and here come all the Ruby/Node/PHP fanboys piling on the hate.

Never mind that ColdFusion runs on the JVM.

Never mind that ColdFusion 11 was released a few weeks ago.

Never mind that there are TWO open source CFML engines out there.

Never mind that ColdFusion 12 is already under development.

And I don't hate .NET at all. Or Rudy or Node (can't stand PHP, but that's another matter).

Guess what? It's all the SAME S--T, different SYNTAX.

You know which language I love the most? Whichever one someone is currently paying me to use.

Rbatista 2 days ago 1 reply      
I think .net is a great framework that is misunderstood.. I think every developer should dabble in .net MVC before working there way into rails.. because so much of rails is abstracted and .net is not you can learn a lot of things from working with this framework that would take you a lot longer on rails
higherpurpose 2 days ago 1 reply      
With even Oracle claiming "ownership" over the open source Java, who really knows these days? Especially from an extortionist/litigious company like Microsoft.
dottrap 2 days ago 1 reply      
"Public Static Void"

Rob Pike (Bell Labs, Plan 9, Google Go) gave this short speech at OSCON 2010 about what's wrong with programming languages, their thinking, and their recent direction, with a lot of focus on C++/Java/C#, and how Go was a response to that.


Apple Swift seems to share much of the thinking, and the huge enthusiasm for Swift this week suggests developers seem to at least subconsciously recognize there is a problem.

Respect your elders ( a little a least)
8 points by Godfather667  1 day ago   5 comments top
mc_hammer 1 day ago 1 reply      
eh i think older job seekers face the same problems as fresh ones - takes a lot of interviews, get passed over for not-valid reasons and so on.

probably leave your age off the resume, try to list only the last 10yr of work history, leave off anything that makes you look bad (say - graduating in 57 or something - guess IDK, you can leave education off or the year off entirely). the point of a resume is to get you an interview, if its not doing that its wrong.. gl!

Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2014)
264 points by whoishiring  7 days ago   discuss
michaelhoffman 7 days ago 0 replies      
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: Postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology and machine learning - http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/

Toronto, ON

The Hoffman Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, seeks new members for our team. We develop machine learning techniques to better understand chromatin biology. These models and algorithms transform high-dimensional functional genomics data into interpretable patterns and lead to new biological insight. A key focus of the lab is to train a new generation of computational biologists.

We seek postdoctoral fellows for several projects in computational genomics and machine learning. Selected projects include:

1. Integrating epigenomic and sequence data to better understand human gene regulation.

2. Developing deep learning techniques to find novel behavior in multiple functional genomics datasets.

3. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics obtained in the last five years. Submitted papers in genomics or machine learning research. Expertise in Python and Unix environments.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. Published papers in peer-reviewed journals or refereed conference proceedings. Expertise in R, C, and C++.

We will consider candidates who need a VISA to work in Canada.

To apply: We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit a CV, a PDF of your best paper, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to the address at http://pmgenomics.ca/hoffmanlab/join/#postdoc

pbiggar 7 days ago 1 reply      
CircleCI (https://circleci.com/jobs) - fulltime, SF or REMOTE, international OK, VISA-transfers OK

More than anything, we try to make CircleCI a great place to work. You might love it too if you like:

- working with great people who you can learn from

- to work on developer tools

- building a product that customers love, and pay for

- working with Clojure and ClojureScript

- flat, transparent cultures (we're inspired a lot by Valve and similar companies) [1]

- to work remotely, or to have your own private office in SF [2]

We're hiring lots of roles, esp in engineering, design, dev-success, and dev-marketing (patio11-style marketing engineers).

[1] http://blog.circleci.com/kindness-is-underrated/[2] http://blog.circleci.com/silence-is-for-the-weak/

Check out https://circleci.com/jobs for details

reidrac 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Memset Hosting Ltd - http://www.memset.com/ - Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey (UK) - Permanent

If you're an experienced Python developer willing to solve interesting problems and you're not afraid of releasing high impact code every day, then we'd like to hear from you.

Required: fluency in Python, familiarity with Subversion or any other SCM, web front-end development experience with Django and happy to work on your own without excessive supervision.

We're also looking for DevOps and system administrators.

Further details about us and the open positions:


Robin_Message 7 days ago 1 reply      
Firefly - London, UK http://fireflysolutions.co.uk/join-our-team/jobs/junior-deve...

Firefly is a tool for schools to make it simple for students, teachers and parents to create, share and learn. We're small (~30 people), which means we can stay close to our clients and develop and improve our products very quickly to meet their needs. It also means you'll get great exposure to all of the things that go on in a fast growing business, and have a chance to have a big impact very quickly. We're also quite a close-knit team, so we're keen to find somebody with good social skills who would enjoy and thrive in this environment.

Were looking for a junior back end web developer to join our growing development team. Development deals with expanding the functionality of Firefly, as well as providing support for the existing areas of the product. Previous experience in real world web development; familiarity with databases, mobile development and other school systems are helpful but not necessary.

We're looking for someone who is:

     A keen and efficient problem solver     Independent in their work     Able to locate and fix problems in existing code     A good team player to work with other members of the team and work alongside      our support team when necessary     Good with time management     Happy to take on responsibilities     A logical thinker     A good communicator  within the team and with other areas of the business
Knowledge of any of these would also help:

     Microsoft development technologies (especially C# and ASP.NET)     Mobile app development (iOS or Android)     Linux, PHP and scripting     Experience in the education sector
Most importantly, we're looking for someone friendly, enthusiastic and good at picking up new skills quickly.

Salary would be competitive and depend on experience. All of the Firefly team also participate in a yearly bonus scheme based on the success of the business and their contribution. We're committed to your own professional development, so we offer a flexible training budget for you to spend on attending courses or other events.

Apply online at http://fireflysolutions.co.uk/join-our-team/jobs/junior-deve... or please drop me an e-mail with any questions at robin+hn1406@fireflysolutions.co.uk.

frabcus 7 days ago 2 replies      
ScraperWiki, Liverpool, UK. Software Engineer and Digital Marketer.

We're that rare thing an open source startup in Liverpool, using things like Node.js, Python, Docker, Salt... We also do consultancy for clients like the Cabinet Office and the UN.


We've a SaaS product with paying customers, which we're optimising the funnel for. It helps marketers get data. Perfect, if you're a marketer... interested in data:


You can email me francis@scraperwiki.com

gdb 7 days ago 1 reply      
Stripe. We're hiring engineers in San Francisco and remotely within US timezones. REMOTE and H1B welcome.

We're making there be more online commerce by making payments (and building an online business generally) way easier.

See [1] for an overview of the challenges we're working on, or check out [2] for a description of our interview process. Apply by following the instructions on our jobs page [3] (please indicate that you saw this post).

Also feel free to ping me at gdb@stripe.com if you're thinking about applying but have any questions!

[1] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-engineering-problem...

[2] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-is-the-engineering-...

[3] https://stripe.com/jobs

zain 7 days ago 0 replies      
Lovely, San Francisco: http://livelovely.com. Looking for smart, relatively senior devs and designers. No remote, but we'll pay relocation expenses if you're not local and we've sponsored two H1Bs so far.

We're the prettiest entrant in a traditionally un-pretty industry: real estate. This is an entrenched industry that is overdue for some innovation, and it's a great opportunity to work on improving the difficult experience of finding a home. Your rent payment is probably the biggest bill you pay every month.

It's a great time to join because we've recently hit an inflection point, especially in SF where it's hard to find an apartment. We're on Lifehacker regularly, featured in last month's WIRED magazine, and 7x7 named us one of the top startups changing the world.

We're a little under 20 people right now but we're growing as fast as we can find people. We just signed a lease for our first office by ourselves, a gorgeous 6000sqft building.

I run engineering -- ex-YC, Django dev, been in the real estate space most of my life. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions: zain@livelovely.com.

olivercameron 7 days ago 0 replies      
Udacity, Bay Area, CAhttps://udacity.com/jobs

Democratizing higher education so that it is affordable and accessible is our ultimate goal. We're working on some huge problems that profoundly change lives.

We're hiring for pretty much every type of engineer (iOS, Android, front-end and backend web) to help build out the classroom of the future.

We produce our own content, so we're also hiring course developers. A course developer has a huge impact on the way we teach and the courses we build.

Whatever level of engineer you are, I'm sure we have an opening that fits for you. As for the company itself, I can speak to how amazing an environment it is here. People work sane hours, have autonomy, and are able to work on problems that interest them.

I'm personally responsible for the mobile team, but I'm happy to help with any other roles you might be interested in. Feel free to email at oliver@udacity.com!

bjelkeman-again 7 days ago 1 reply      
Akvo.org - UI designer / developer - Helsinki, Stockholm, Amsterdam; EU, or REMOTE +- 2hours CET/CEST

If you are a UI designer / developer wanting to contribute to make the world better, please read on!

We are seeking a skilled, self-motivated, pro-active and energetic UI developer / designer. Reporting to the lead designer, your primary responsibility will be to create and ensure a consistent and beautiful UI throughout our software platform, which includes web applications, desktop applications and mobile / tablet applications.

You have to be able to adapt to a fast changing environment where multi-tasking is a must. You will be required to design and develop functional user interfaces as well as keeping the brand consistent across the organisation and a range of different products.

Akvo creates and runs open source internet and mobile services that make it easy to bring international development work online. We focus on project and programme dashboards, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and making data easier to share. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Akvo is a non-profit foundation that works with more than a thousand organisations around the world. Read more at: http://akvo.org

We are looking for someone to be based in Helsinki, Stockholm or Amsterdam, but could also be REMOTE. You must have a work permit already to work in one of these locations.

Please send your CV along with a cover letter to loic@akvo.org Looking forward to hear from you.

alexmic 7 days ago 0 replies      
Stockholm, Sweden Tictail (http://tictail.com) (VISA candidates welcome!)

Tictail is the easiest way to start a beautiful, online store. We're now home to 45000 stores and plan to grow 3x over the next year. We care deeply about user experience and want to make e-commerce as accessible as starting a blog. As a result, more than 80% of our store owners would recommend us to a friend.

At Tictail, you'll be building something that helps people all over the world grow their own business from their passion. Youll work with some of the best people youve ever met, making ambitious things, with a great amount of responsibility. Our stack is Python (Tornado, Flask), CoffeeScript/JavaScript (Node, React, Backbone), Redis, RabbitMQ and Elasticsearch. We host our infrastructure on AWS and manage it using Chef.

Because Tictail is nothing without our colleagues and our culture, we might not match your expectations of a normal recruitment process. We will definitely want to figure out if youre smart and get things done, but more importantly we want to figure out if we click.

If this sounds interesting, get in touch at jobs+hn@tictail.com and tell us a few things about yourself and a project you've enjoyed working on. If you want to learn more about how we work and build product, you can take a look at our product blog (https://medium.com/tictail-makers) and code (http://github.com/tictail).


aston 7 days ago 1 reply      
CopThis - San Francisco

CopThis is the online retailer for music merchandise. We help fans discover and buy authentic gear from thousands of amazing artists; from the Beatles and Guns N Roses to Kanye West and Lady Gaga.

Who are we?

A diverse team of technical experts, fans, hustlers, perfectionists and friends. We love collaborating, moving fast and shipping products.


You aren't a rockstar. We work with plenty of them and they typically don't make great engineers.

You are a web or mobile engineer that can help us build great products for iOS, Android and the web. You are collaborative, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and like solving hard, interesting problems.

You have a proclivity for building and a bias towards action.

What We Offer

Working at CopThis is a rare opportunity to solve problems for some of the worlds most talented artists as well as (potentially at least) millions of fans.

Daily interaction with colleagues who have built massively successful companies, products used by hundreds of millions of people and personally collaborated with some of the most successful artists in the world.

We recognize there are many paths that can be taken to becoming a great developer and value working with people from diverse backgrounds.

And we are competitive in all the normal ways Job descriptions say.

For more info email us at jobs@copthis.com

greattypo 6 days ago 0 replies      
Clever (YC S12) is hiring full-stack engineers in San Francisco to hack education

Steve Jobs described education as one of the final frontiers still untouched by modern technology. Clever (https://getclever.com) is building the data platform needed for great software to make its way into the classroom. Just like Stripe has made it simple for developers to build payment processing into their apps, Clever has made it easy for developers to build applications for schools using student data.

We're a small team of highly technical hackers with deep experience in education. Since releasing the Clever APIs in 2012, we've signed up the most innovative education companies as partners and deployed our platform to 1 in every 7 schools in America. Clever is making it easier for 4M students to use technology in the classroom, and that number is growing rapidly.

We have all the usual SF startup perks: a beautiful loft office in SoMa, free lunch, and great benefits. More importantly, youll be working around a team of 24 smart, talented people (9 engineers) who are all equally committed to solving this particular problem.

Were always pushing each other to learn new things, both technical and nontechnical - in the past few weeks weve done collaborative tech talks on things like:



-Magic: the Gathering

-Regular Expressions for Regular People

(We also play a lot of bughouse chess.)

Were looking for full-stack engineers who can hack in Node, Go, and Python (or are willing to learn), but more importantly, were looking for people who share our passion for improving education. Come help us change the classroom: https://clever.com/about/jobs

thisduck 7 days ago 2 replies      
Financeit - Toronto, Ontario, http://www.financeit.ca soon to be financeit.io)

Financeit connects merchants with lenders allowing the merchants to offer financing options to their customers. Since 2011, we've processed over 700MM in loan applications. We recently raised a big series A to bring our product to the US. [1]

We're looking for a Senior QA to:

* Work with developers and dedicated QA engineers to automate as much of the QA process as possible

* Work with a tech team where testing and QA are already deeply embedded in their DNA

* Roll up your sleeves and manually test the last mile when new features are rolled out

* Work with a team that already understands the importance of testing - all code must have rspec and cucumber tests written before getting shipped

* Help the developers understand what needs to be tested by involving yourself in the requirements gathering process early on

* Make an impact as we build a 21st century loan management system

Amongst your skills:

* Years of QA experience testing web, mobile and API products

* You love setting up frameworks and love giving input on how to re-organize roles and responsibilities to improve QA

* You're motivated to automate as much of QA as possible - and love researching new ways to do so

* Nothing gets by you you understand a complicated product deeply and think of all the edge cases

* Proactive you love giving feedback and strive to build a better product

* Very good at what you do

* Not afraid to think

We have:

* Sane working hours

* Great compensation

* Opportunity to work at a startup seeing huge growth and lots of success

Email us, mention hackernews: devjobs@financeit.ca

[1] http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/19/financeit-raises-13-million...

martian 7 days ago 0 replies      
Thumbtack - San Francisco

Thumbtack helps people accomplish personal projects central to their lives. Thumbtack can help you remodel your kitchen, get photographs taken at your wedding, or teach your daughter how to play the piano. We are a two-sided marketplace that connects buyers and sellers in these service industries. We work hard to empower small business owners nationwide to grow their businesses.

Thumbtack's core values are 1) help locally, scale globally, 2) obsess over our customers, and 3) improve relentlessly. We look for people who have raw talent and drive, work well with others, are motivated to improve, and are personable and intellectually curious.

Our engineering team is a lean 12 people, and supports the larger Thumbtack team of 500. We work in a beautiful office in SoMa, eat family-style meals cooked by our in-house chefs, study CS theory together, read and debate literature at book club, brew beer, and provide annual stipends for self-improvement. We offer competitive salary and equity along with great health insurance and a flexible vacation policy.

We're hiring entrepreneurial engineers with the following kinds of expertise:

  * Statistics  * Data science  * Front-end engineering  * Back-end engineering  * Analytics and big data  * Android  * iOS



H1-B and internships available.

Please contact chris @ thumbtack for more information.

ladon86 7 days ago 0 replies      


ClassDojo is used by over 15mm teachers and students to manage behavior in the classroom, using real time feedback and rewards that can also be shared with parents. We're an edtech startup with funding some of the biggest names in the valley (Jeff Clavier, Ron Conway, General Catalyst, Mitch Kapor...), and we're one of the fastest growing education companies of all time. Last year, we raised an $8.5m series A round led by Shasta Ventures. We're the only non-YC company that Paul Graham has ever invested in.

We've built a product that makes a real difference and gets huge engagement with millions of kids, and we're about to take it to the next level, hopefully with you on board. We have a strong team, an extremely comfortable and relaxed environment and great salary + benefits. If you're a strong hacker who wants to use JavaScript to change the world, apply here:

  --------------------------    https://classdojo.wufoo.com/forms/join-classdojo/      --------------------------    
Or email jobs@classdojo.com. You can read about the work and environment here:


Right now our most important hire is for a visual designer. You will be joining our talented UX/visual designer Monica, and you'll be defining our visual style across web, iOS and Android while working on some exciting features that millions of students, teachers and parents love. We think there's someone out there that will love designing an amazing product that makes teachers lives easier and improves lifetime outcomes for kids.If you are a great designer with some product experience, get in touch below - we think it will be the best move you ever make!

Apply here:


MartinCron 7 days ago 1 reply      
Westlake Robotics - Seattle, WA. - Software Developers

What are we about?

We're a new team trying to use the best tools and techniques to move forward the state of the art in software development while making innovative software services to improve patient health and reduce healthcare costs. We respect each other. We work in small batches. We max out the RAM in our laptops. We drink coffee on Monday mornings and classic cocktails on Friday afternoons. We try to be cutting edge without getting caught up in meaningless buzzwords and flaky vaporware. We use effective methodologies without being dogmatic or cargo-culty.

What are we looking for?

That depends. What do you have to bring? We're staffing up an entirely new team with a flexible and changing set of technologies, so we're not rigid in specific job requirements. We just want talented people who care about making great software in an enjoyable and sustainable way. If that's you, please email westlake.robots@gmail.com or contact me directly. Contact info is in my profile.

Where are we?

Our office is in Seattle. As the team is still forming, we're hesitant to add the extra complexity of working with non-local talent at this time. My hope is that we'll eventually become a geographically dispersed team, but we're limiting our search to local talent right now. I have no idea if we can provide relocation assistance, but if you're thinking of moving out here, let me know.

lbarrow 7 days ago 0 replies      
Braintree -- Chicago, San Francisco. We'll pay for relocation.

We're hiring software and production engineers of all skill levels.

Braintree makes awesome payments APIs for developers. You've almost certainly used our product; we power payments for companies like GitHub, Uber, Dropbox, Heroku and CloudFlare.

We're not an early-stage startup anymore -- we were acquired by PayPal for $800 million in December 2013. Partnering with PayPal gives us the resources to grow faster than ever, both in the US and internationally. I joined the company about 22 months ago, and we've more than quadrupled our size since then. This place is a rocketship.

Typical projects you might work on:

* Decomposing and scaling a payment gateway that handles $15 billion per year of transactions. Have you ever been on call for an application that makes $29,000 a minute?

* Building SDKs that make payments on mobile devices easy and frictionless, both for developers and consumers.

* Build abstractions that make accepting payments, in all their crazy varieties, easy all over the world -- not just in the US.

You can read more at https://braintreepayments.com/careers or email me at lionel.barrow@getbraintree.com.

sinak 7 days ago 0 replies      
OpenSignal - London, UK (Full time, permanent)

At OpenSignal we're using mobile apps to tap into the smart phones we're all carrying around with us to build up global crowdsourced sensor networks. Our first [1] is for wireless signal where we are building a global database on the coverage and performance of wireless networks (both mobile + WiFi) on a scale that has never before been possible. Our second sensor network is WeatherSignal [2], which uses the barometers, thermometers and hygrometers on smart phones to crowdsource weather data and we have already published a scientific paper [3] showing the potential of this approach.If the concept of crowdsourced sensor networks appeals to you too then please get in touch. We are hiring for all manner of different roles right not (backend, frontend, UX/UI & data science) but most of all we are just looking for smart, like minded people rather than people with specific, existing skills.

More info: http://opensignal.com/jobs/

Email us: join@opensignal.com

[1] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.staircase3...



zbowling 7 days ago 0 replies      
Apportable (YC W2011) - San Francisco, CA http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply

Apportable is a 3 year old company. The Apportable SDK automatically converts iOS applications to Android, without extensive changes to the original codebase. Optimized for performance, Apportable cross-compiles the Objective-C code to machine code that runs directly on the Android devices processor, as opposed to translating the app to Java or running a virtual machine.

With Apportable, developers can use the best tools (Objective-C and Xcode), seamlessly maintain app parity, focus on feature development instead of rewriting a second codebase, and reduce time-to-market or launch simultaneously! Not only that, games that run Objective-C on Android will normally perform better than an equivalent Java version.

Release Manager; Mobile Games: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/aHb8Ny/Release-Mana...

Software Engineer; Graphics: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/pwWHvV/Software-Eng...

Software Engineer; Mobile Consultant: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/rSj3z6/Software-Eng...

Software Engineer; SDK Platform: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/AXsBPW/Software-Eng...

Project Manager: http://apportable.theresumator.com/apply/mDx3Ep/Project-Mana...

atambo 7 days ago 0 replies      
Pittsburgh PA - Full Time / Intern

IBM Watson Group creates products and technologies using Cognitive Computing to solve real problems, from winning Jeopardy to assisting doctors. Watson does this by analyzing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data. We are on the cutting edge of technology working to change the world.

Our team within Watson Group works on Watson Explorer, a web application enabling data exploration and visualization. We are looking for senior and junior front-end developers to join us.

How we work:

* Open and collaborative office environment - you will not be stuffed into a cubicle and left alone.

* Software craftsmanship - pairing, Test Driven Development (TDD), small commits in Git, Gerrit code reviews, continuous integration and deployment, daily standups with progress visualization

* Technologies we use - CSS (Sass and Compass), JS, JRuby on Rails, and Java

What you'll do:

* Develop full-stack web applications

* Work with designers and researchers to translate users needs into reality

* Influence design and direction of product

Want to come work with us? We're interested in you, too! See all of the positions below:


pretzel 7 days ago 0 replies      
Qubit - London (+ New York web devs)

Do you have an eye for beauty? Do you know when you should be using SQL vs no-SQL? Do you want your code to effect 6,000,000 people a day?

Qubit is personalising the web, and we need more engineers to work on filling the demand. From collecting our data, to developing cutting-edge visualisation tools to finding compelling means for other developers to consume your work, the life of a engineer is varied and full of joy!

We're well looked after here in our Soho office, with a fully stocked kitchen (that you barely need to use, since we are on top of the foodie Berwick St market), a dedicated Chief Lifestyle Officer and a culture of getting shit done. The best brands in the world use our products and we want the best engineers to be creating them!

If you breathe Javascript, live on the command line and can create a quadrocopter from scratch, then you'll fit in here and we want to hear from you.

Drop us a line at careers+HN@qubitproducts.com, telling us a bit about yourself!

drags 7 days ago 1 reply      
>>> VERBA - San Francisco, CA

>>> jobs@verbasoftware.com

>>> http://staging.verbasoftware.com/ we're mid-refresh)

>>> Senior Rails/JS Product Focus - FULL-TIME or HALF-TIME with benefits

We're making higher education more affordable: Helping students compare their bookstores prices to those of its online competitors; Giving recommendations on close-to-market bookstore prices; Getting professor book choices in faster; Helping bookstores buy and sell books on a level playing field.

We guide every stage of a used books life. We help students save money, and bookstores become and stay relevant, competitive, and transparent.

> Metrics: 350 colleges and universities, serving 4.5 million students, tracking ~200k unique book titles, integrating with 7 vendors & 20 retailers, raising the win rate for bookstores to 80%, and dropping prices across the board. 17 employees, 3 part-time. 2 dogs. 5 cats. 3 children.

Profitable. Growing.

> Code: Ruby, Rails, JS (Coffeescript/Backbone), Clojure for Hadoop, MySQL on RDS, AWS w/ Chef. We love experiments and go with what works! We also love making a stable, solid product which is why we have a ton of metrics and a one-click build pipeline.

Whats in it for you: A great team and company culture, benefits (even for part time!), a laptop, unlimited books, BART pass, pool table, healthy (and un-) office snacks, great conversation during our yearly company work-cations, and hard, challenging, fulfilling, good (in the public sense) work.

> Message us if: You want to help make education better. Youve got strong Rails knowledge (several years worth), solid testing practices, a good head for architecture, and know enough JS to help out on front-end. A stats background, experience with Hadoop and knowledge of scheduling algorithms would be awesome, but not required.

How to get the job: Write a cover letter to jobs@verbasoftware.com that speaks to why this job might fit with you, and how you could help us out. The first step is a phone screen to solve a small programming problem. Then well schedule an on-site interview for a few hours, where you'll present for 15 minutes on any topic you'd like, have you walk through some of our code with us, and then deep-dive into the whole stack. Also well ask you some historical behavior questions, not logic puzzles. Then well make you an offer, and youll accept and we have a new employee party!

alexk 7 days ago 1 reply      
Mailgun (ex-YC W11), http://www.mailgun.comAustin, Blacksburg, San Antonio or San Francisco!

   _________  |\       /|  | \     / |  |  `...'  |  |__/___\__|
+++ Who we are +++

* Mailgun is The Email Service for Developers.

* We make it easy for developers to implement email into their software.

* We're ex-YC and were acquired by Rackspace in 2012 but remain an independent product.

* We move fast in a startup-like atmosphere but we have access to juicy hardware, large marketing muscle and world class data centers.

+++ Scalability Engineer +++

* Working on Mailgun sending pipeline.

* Scaling and tuning Cassandra clusters.

* Optimizing existing and writing new Python and Go code.

* Benchmarking and load testing.

* Improving Mailgun resilience and fault tolerance with better algorithms.

+++ Infrastructure Engineer +++* Working on Mailgun infrastructure including inter-process communication, fail over, monitoring and auto recovery.

* Optimizing Mailgun deployment, continuous integration and service discovery.

+++ Spam Fighting Engineer +++Finding spammers and fraudsters with smart algorithms.

+++ Deliverability Engineer +++Automating email deliverability best practices into code. You know email and you prefer commanding an army of bots instead of humans.

+++ Read more here +++https://github.com/mailgun/hiring

To apply just shoot us an email: hack@mailgun.net

twakefield 7 days ago 0 replies      
Rackspace - San Francisco, CA (will relocate and remote possible)

Come work at Rackspace in the heart of San Francisco (2nd and Folsom). We have 28k sq feet that we also share with Geekdom, our collaborative co-working space. Rackspace focuses on building big systems to serve other technologists and builders. Being the founder of OpenStack, we encourage OSS development and will fund time spent on OSS side projects.

There are various roles available. Below are some general outlines:

* All: Get stuff done, people that are motivated to make an impact.

* All: Excited to build new products, passion for new technology, new programming models.

* Backend Engineer: Distributed systems experience, passion for large scale systems.

* Frontend Engineer: Architecting interesting fully client side apps, dashboards, live updates, etc...

* Quality Engineering Manager: Continuous integration and deployment.

* Data Engineer: Designing and building systems to handle big data.

* Spam Fighting Engineer (Mailgun): Finding spammers and fraudsters with smart algorithms.

* Deliverability Engineer (Mailgun): Automating email deliverability best practices into code.

* Marketing managers (Mailgun and Exceptional.io): Taking the lead on these teams' marketing efforts.

H1B transfers are fine, obviously the cap on applications this year limits applications 'til next year...

I was one of the Mailgun founders and run the San Francisco office so please ping me directly, taylor.wakefield@rackspace.com

fixanoid 6 days ago 0 replies      
New York City | Full-Time | Ghostery


Ghostery appears on Hacker News quiet often and sometimes people here think that we should do things differently. Well, here we are, open for change if you join us -- you, a senior level developer that will most definitely affect the product direction, future of what Ghostery is, and affect the millions of users that use Ghostery every single day.Full job description is here: https://purplebox.ghostery.com/post/1016024115 To apply, email us your CV or resume to careers@ghostery.com or follow the links in the blog post.

We are in New York City and hope that the candidate is local, though relocation assistance is offered. International candidates are welcome as well. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

jetsnoc 7 days ago 1 reply      
Idaho (remote or on-site)

  KickBack Rewards Systems  http://www.kickbacksystems.com  http://careers.kickbacksystems.com
I'm a senior manager at KickBack. KickBack Rewards Systems is a privately held company founded in 1999 that specializes in customer specific marketing and payments for over 1000 US clients. We're a bootstrapped and profitable start-up. We're building a nation-wide coalition loyalty program and already have thousands of clients and thousands of locations on the program. Our clients include a half-dozen Fortune 50 companies - one that is an anchor partner in our coalition loyalty program. As the Director of Software Development I need some help! You will be joining a medium sized team of 13 developers. If you are interested in any of these positions my contact information is under my profile.


Data ScientistI am looking for a world-class data scientist to get in to the minds of our customers. Your job will be to analyze our "large" data-sets, identify patterns, determine consumer sentiment and provide them with incredible offer. Looking for someone with extensive programming and modeling experience using the Hadoop ecosystem. At KickBack you will research and implement new scalable learning algorithms and data mining techniques including sequential data models, variable discretization, feature extraction, selection, and construction. Machine learning a plus. We're looking for an expert someone we would consider a "game changer" and are paying accordingly.


UX DesignerI am looking for someone who can create beautiful user interfaces that are simple, elegant and flow well. You will be designing web and mobile interfaces and assisting developers in understanding whether the customer should swipe left, right or possibly not at all.


Project ManagerI need a strong PM/Business Analyst to assist us in managing all of this. We're a loose agile shop and have a few projects kicking off that I need you to scope out..


Back-end DeveloperI am looking for a pro that can create scalable back-ends. Message queues, concurrency and fault tolerance should be second-nature to you.


Front-end DeveloperI am looking for an expert in AngularJS whom can pair with our aforementioned world-class back-end developer. Heck, if you aren't an angular pro, anyone with amazing front-end skills will do, you can pick-up our framework or suggest a better one as you work in to the role. UX skills a plus. Like any start-up, we're big on usability.


Mobile DeveloperI am looking for two mobile developers. We have a specific vision for our mobile platform and have already moved past html5 interfaces to native applications to improve performance.


SecOpsDo you breathe ciphers, best practices and feel strongly about data privacy? We need a good security operations engineer to help us maintain industry compliances. Your job will be to ensure overall server, network and systems security.


DevOps(Multiple positions) We're looking for a Hadoop cluster administrator and an overall DevOps engineer proficient in Chef, Celery, Message Queues, Networking, BGP AnyCast, etc. We'll always train the right candidate so junior developers and candidates fresh out of a university are welcome to apply. Thanks!

JangoSteve 7 days ago 0 replies      
Alfa Jango - Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI - Ruby, JavaScript, and front- and back-end developers - full-time - REMOTE or local

We build startups, all day, every day. We're CTO and development team for hire. We help everyone from new founders who have an idea and aren't sure what to do next, to founders who have already raised money and have a product and are looking for a more experienced team to help out or take over the technology.

Some of our startups are starting to do very well and we need to add someone to the team to help us grow. A couple have won large competitions this year, a few are raising funding (in addition to the several that have already raised funding) amidst initial traction, and I'm on my way out to Santa Monica right now for one that is starting in the new Edmunds.com FastLane startup accelerator.


We're a small team of 5, looking to bring on two more developers. We do most of our work using Ruby, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and other open web technologies (CoffeeScript, SASS, and more). We're looking for intermediate to senior level developers for the next two positions (and maybe some interns or beginner-level developers immediately after that).


We also work on a lot on open-source. For example, I maintain the Rails jquery-ujs [1] and jquery-rails [2] libraries; Scott is a maintainer of the Kandan open-source chat app [3]; and we just launched Dynatable.js [4] back in December; and we have several other projects in the works as well [5]. Our open-source projects have over 8,000 combined stars on Github so far.

We also each have our own side-projects we work on as well.

If working on startups and open-source sounds like a lot of fun to you, then you might be a good fit :-) If you're ready to become an integral part of a startup building startups, let us know.

Reach out to us at support@alfajango.com.

[1] https://github.com/rails/jquery-ujs

[2] http://rubygems.org/gems/jquery-rails

[3] https://github.com/kandanapp/kandan

[4] http://www.dynatable.com/

[5] http://os.alfajango.com/

benjaminwootton 7 days ago 0 replies      
Contino - www.contino.co.uk - London

We are always looking to speak with good DevOps people - development, EC2, Config Management, release automation for on site contract work in London.

We are also interested in speaking with people with strong Agile & Process experience.

Please get in touch via the website if of interest.

snowmaker 7 days ago 0 replies      
Scribd (YC '06), San Francisco - VISA, FULL-TIME, and INTERN are all welcome

Scribd ("Netflix for eBooks", top 100 website, 50 people) is hiring talented hackers of all kinds to help us build the library of the 21st century.

We've hired SEVEN full-time people and TONS of interns from these "Who is Hiring" threads ... 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 (well, we use Coffeescript)

* iOS OR Android (we're a top 10 eBook app, with a tiny mobile team)

* Machine Learning / data mining / recommendations / NLP - think Netflix prize, but for books!

* Big Data infrastructure - work with hive, hadoop, impala to crunch tons of data

* Internships: junior standing or above for all areas of engineering. We hire several interns every summer and year-round.

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 rock climbing wall!). 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, and we love hiring people with entrepreneur and startup ambitions. We are always looking for international people interested in moving to the US and can help you secure a visa.

More info is at http://www.scribd.com/jobs, but as a HN user, feel free to apply directly by emailing me at jared at scribd.com.

salar 7 days ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. No remote work must be willing to work at our Amsterdam office.

Silk [1] is looking for Javascript/TypeScript Engineers. We're building a product that makes it easy for people to create sites with information that is easy to query, visualize and share. On a deeper level, our vision is to bring the semantic web to the masses and build an amazing company around that.

We're working on many interesting and challenging problems, with a custom-built Haskell graph-database on the back-end and a cutting-edge Functional Reactive client-side framework in Javascript on the front-end [2]. Silk is well-funded by top-tier VCs (NEA and Atomico) and we're located in the city center of Amsterdam.

For more info & open positions: https://jobs.silk.co/

[1] https://www.silk.co/

[2] See http://engineering.silk.co/ for examples.

bazillion 7 days ago 0 replies      
The Control Group, San Diego, CA - Full Time

There are a ton of positions open including: Node/PHP Developer, Devops/Sysadmin, Front End Engineer, Graphic Designer, and other non-technical positions. Here is the link to the job listings: http://www.thecontrolgroup.com/category/job-openings/

Here's what the listing for Node/PHP Developer says:

San Diego application developers! Are you looking for a job where youll feel challenged, be appreciated, and given the space you need to do your thing? Weve cultivated a developer-friendly culture here and we intend to keep it that way. You get autonomy, and the chance to collaborate with other top-tier developers in the industry. Sound good? Keep reading.

Do you view programming as your craft and have strong opinions on the subject?Are you prone to raising an eyebrow when people say Big Data and enjoy playing with stats?Do you live in the cloud?Do you dream in data structures?Do you want to gain experience scaling a high traffic website to handle millions of requests each day?If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to hear from you.To Apply, You Must Have:

    *Experience with node.js    *Expert-level JavaScript knowledge    *Solid experience with PHP or Python    *Solid experience building scalable web applications using open source technology    *Knowledgeable in HTTP / DNS / INET protocols    *Strong understanding of web standards-based HTML5 / CSS3 / AJAX coding.    *Confident in a Linux environment using bash and vi/emacs    *Use a design pattern when you can and write reusable code    *Have used MVC (Zend FW / Codeigniter)    *Use Distributed Version Control    *Familiar with functional programming languages   
We Would Be Stoked if You Also Had:

    *Experience with Redis    *Experience with Nginx    *Experience with Internet marketing and split testing    *Knowledge of eCommerce, SEO, and affiliate marketing    *Experience with Elastic Search, Lucene, Solr, or Hadoop
Freelancers! Please Note: This is a full-time, onsite position. Sorry, you cant work from home in your PJs.

In exchange for showing up to work and being awesome every day, youll get tons of perks like:

    *PTO    *A generous compensation package plus 401(k) plan after one year    *All the Red Bull and coffee you can drink (which leads us to our next perk)    *Health care for when your body rebels against all the Red Bull (including dental)    *Freshly squeezed veggie juice every day    *Snacks galore    *Early bird breakfast on Fridays    *You have access to Xbox, Call of Duty, Halo, and free throw basketball machines    *Working in a state-of-the-art office right on the beach, or in the heart of Little Italy    *(Most importantly) Awesome friends and coworkers

I work in the Pacific Beach office which is literally right on the beach -- it makes for really awesome lunch times being able to walk the boardwalk and try a bunch of different places. There's even a rack at our entrance to put your surfboard!

You could talk to me if you're interested (justin.mealey@thecontrolgroup.com), or you can apply through our website.

lost-theory 7 days ago 0 replies      
Lumosity - http://www.lumosity.com/ - San Francisco, CA

We are looking for software engineers on the rails team and operations team (the team I'm on)!

Lumosity provides brain training games to improve the minds and lives of our 60 million users worldwide. Lumosity.com is one of the largest consumer rails apps and has a team of really smart engineers and product people building it.

If you're interested, please read the job descriptions and apply here:

Sr. Software Engineer (Rails): https://jobs.lever.co/lumosity/56dba397-a23d-43e6-b8cb-817be...

Sr. Ops Engineer (DevOps): https://jobs.lever.co/lumosity/a9f51eeb-d3fd-479c-9ecf-e9023...

Performance Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/lumosity/771d2086-f508-42e8-8f8e-3938b...

We also have a bunch of positions open at https://jobs.lever.co/lumosity for engineers (iOS, Android, Flash) and others (UX, marketing, internationalization, PM). If you have any questions at all please email slieberman@lumoslabs.com and put "Hacker News" in the subject!

sv123 7 days ago 0 replies      
Leafly: Seattle, WA

Who We Are:

Were Leafly (leafly.com), a growing startup dedicated to building a comprehensive, useful directory of cannabis strains and dispensary locations to help patients safely and securely find the best solution for their particular needs. Our web and mobile visitors browse strain ratings, study reviews, read recommendations, and find trusted dispensary locations.

What We Need:

Were looking for a mid-level software engineer with an understanding of the full stack, web generalist and a ridiculous enthusiasm for joining an exciting, growing startup with employees who work hard, have fun, laugh a lot, and are dedicated to providing the best directory for cannabis patients on the web.


-Build out new, exciting projects for the Leafly community

-Design, implement, benchmark and deploy simple, elegant, high-performance code

-Work on the full stack, web and mobile web client and server development

-Interact with designers, content providers and others to build products people will love


-Experience building large-scale ASP.NET MVC web applications

-Experience with document databases, like RavenDB, MongoDB or CouchDB

-Ability to work with latest MV* Javascript front-end frameworks

-Proficient in markup

-Knowledge of the latest HTML/CSS trends and technologies

-Familiarity with responsive design best practices

-Understanding of good user experience and what constitutes good design

-Good communication skills with an ability to communicate complex ideas easily and quickly

-Strong CS background

Contact: scott [at] leafly[dot]com

sikakkar 7 days ago 0 replies      
Front Row Education (https://www.frontrowed.com/) - San Francisco, Fulltime

At Front Row, were building an incredibly powerful tool to help kids learn math, and help math teachers be more effective. In just 8 months after launch, were in more than 1.5% of US schools, and are growing rapidly. We solve the hard problem of computing large amounts of student data and presenting it to teachers in a way that they can use it to personalize instruction for each student.

Were looking for engineers who have functional programming experience, or are really excited about functional programming to work on our product built in Clojure, Haskell, and JS.

Were looking for the first engineers (after the CTO) to join the team and have immense impact on our success and our culture. Given this high level of responsibility, we offer a generous amount of equity. Finally, everyone at Front Row has a ton of flexibility in where they work, and what they work on.

Email jobs@frontrowed.com if youre interested, or learn more here: http://goo.gl/dY8gqB

jaaron 6 days ago 0 replies      
Riot Games - Full-time in Los Angeles / St. Louis / Points elsewhere globally

Riot Games, developer and publisher of League of Legends, is looking for highly accomplished engineers passionate about the technology that excites and engages millions of players globally. Our opportunities run the gamut of Game Development, Big Data, eSports, Merchandise, Live Service Development and Corporate IT Systems. With 27 million players daily, we face cutting edge technical challenges at scale. Consequently, were an engineering organization that values T-shaped engineers. We are expected to make pragmatic decisions about the best tool for the job, thus a broad exposure to many languages and tools is vital.

Excited to improve the game engine behind todays largest PC game? Interested in crafting the future of infrastructure as a service? Curious about the role of open source in the video game industry? Thrilled to participate in and cultivate a global engineering organization? We are. If this sounds like you, check out the careers section on the Riot Games website.


Ok, hacker news friends, corporate speak aside, League of Legends offers a pretty amazing and rare intersection of core video gaming and cutting edge, large scale, interesting tech problems. For those of us engineers who are gamers in our heart, this is a chance to work on something youre truly passionate about. I feel quite lucky to work at Riot and am excited to have other other gamers join us in building games by players and for players. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up directly on Twitter or LinkedIn.


agazso 7 days ago 1 reply      
C++ Engineer


Full-time / no remote work / relocation supported

Prezi is a zooming presentation software that uses an open canvas instead of traditional slides, is available on desktop, browsers, iPads and iPhones. With offices in San Francisco and Budapest, we work together with 200 employees. Youll love to work with us if you want to:1. create an app used by 40 million users 2. work together with people, who are smarter than you, who can inspire you, 3. use the technologies, tools and methods on you daily work, you like, 4. work in small, independent teams, 4. do something from scratch, 5. have free food all day long

Currently we are building a new C++ team, where you will be developing a complex editor for Prezi. If you want to solve non-trivial architectural problems, take full ownership of features, work with a wide range of software tools and technologies and work on a new codebase, not legacy stuff, send us your application:


possibilistic 7 days ago 0 replies      
Remote / Async / Anywhere for contract work (perm if we can get off the ground)

Untitled Advanced Science Show Lecture Series

We're Atlanta-based and in need of some biology, chemistry, and physics PhDs (or students; perhaps even really good grads).

We want to film 15 minute science lectures that are much more advanced than Cosmos or NOVA, but we need research and writing. Existing formats are drawn out; we can be informationally dense and fast-paced. We'll include a few relevant figures; we'll also add footnotes, equations, and primary literarure citations for those that want to pause and do their own further exploration.

A perfect description of our demographic is HN--educated adults who might not actually be pursuing the field we're covering but have a ton of interest in science. This market also includes advanced college and high school students that likewise share the same level of interest.

The lectures can be broad surveys or deep coverage of a particular area of research or discovery.We're going to fund filming about 3 videos, film them here in Atlanta, and then test the market for fit (ie. "Show HN"). If the market demands a less "smart" or info-dense video, we'll probably abandon the project. Our goal is to fill the perceived lack of advanced material, not clone the existing formats.

bt at brand dot io

lamby 7 days ago 0 replies      
Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England. https://www.thread.com/jobs/software-engineer

We're a startup trying to reinvent retail so men can dress well without being subject to the horrors of the high street or having to trawl through millions of items online. We do this using a combination of powerful algorithms and human stylists.

You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with a ton of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). You'll be one of the first technical hires and get to build and own huge parts of the product and work on the core algorithms. One of our ancillary goals is to build one of the best engineering cultures anywhere, and we'd love you to help us do that. We launched in October and user and revenue numbers are scaling extremely quickly. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator.

We're especially interested in people who are interested in founding their own startup one day. We view working at Thread as a founder bootcamp where you'll learn about all parts of starting and growing a startup.

Want to learn more? Check out https://www.thread.com/jobs/software-engineer and you can see some of our code at http://dev.thread.com/


mikebabineau 7 days ago 0 replies      
The Factory - San Francisco, CA -- http://www.thefactory.com/

The Factory is changing the way companies are built. Backed by the founder of Skype and Rdio and led by Rdio's exec team, we're a product incubator without the burdens of outside influence, funding, or time constraints.

We are well-funded and have a small and exceptional team of twelve. We have a gorgeous office in SOMA. Salary is top-notch, as are the equity and benefits as an early member.

We're looking for highly experienced, entrepreneurially-minded builders to help:

* Dream up and build products

* Develop and perfect a common platform and pipeline

* Create open-source tools to help others launch products

Current positions:

* Senior Front-End Engineer (http://www.thefactory.com/pdfs/sr_frontend.pdf)

* Senior Back-End Engineer (opportunistic)

* Other roles (opportunistic)

You can read more about us here: http://gigaom.com/2013/06/21/the-factory-janus-friis-todd-be...

A smattering of tech we're working on includes: Scala, Python, Mesos, Marathon, Docker, Packer, ZooKeeper, Exhibitor, AWS, Finagle, Zipkin, and Kestrel. We've already open sourced a number of projects, too: https://github.com/thefactory/

If you think this sounds like a fit, drop me a line: mike@thefactory.com

adambratt 7 days ago 0 replies      
Benzinga -- is getting massive amounts of new traffic and we need some more team members to help us handle all the new visitors either REMOTE or local full-time in Detroit, MI.

   Positions       Lead UX / UI Designer / CD - Full creative control + build your own team       Senior Django Developer        Senior Drupal Developer   Quick Stats       Customers include TD Ameritrade, Microsoft, Yahoo       20 million+ monthly readers       1000s of subscribers to our private Marketfy investor communities       Accelerated growth rate 
We're a financial media company, a poor man's - lest we say everyday man's - Bloomberg competitor, and a financial product SaaS all forged together into a powerful trident that is attacking the high seas of Wall Street in a relentless pursuit of transparency.

And conquer we shall! We've grown 100% quarter over quarter all last year and another 100% just in the last month. Our team has surged to 30+ people and the waves of revenue washed together to form a rushing roar with just one of our products going from nothing to $200k/month in under a year.

Being a media company we find our way into all kinds of cool stuff. Our office is furnished with things like a $3000 high-end bed that was sent to us to review. We got to talk to and get pictures with Warren Buffett and Lloyd Blankfein (CEO of Goldman Sachs) when they came to Detroit.

But, you interject, finance is one of the toughest startup seas to sail upon! The old boys club runs an ironclad ship with no visible decks for boarding. Avast! We've built a battering ram of a business in just a few short years that has pummeled its way deep into the heart of Wall Street. Old Ironsides has warmed itself to Benzinga and once a taste the thirst cannot be quenched.

We've recently became Microsoft's premier finance partner alongside 3 other companies, all worth over a billion dollars and established for years. As of this Christmas we were installed by default on 500 million desktops and tablets via Windows 8 Finance. No download necessary. That's right mateys, we're in the source code.

And if you happen to trade or invest yourself you'll find us inside almost all of the major brokerages in the US.

So, where do you fit in this rigging, you swashbuckling scalawag? Well, our team is crazy ambitious, motivated, and experienced with shaking shit up. If you know your tech, and want on deck this is the place to do it. Your exact technical background and language of choice doesn't matter as much as your motivation and your ability to adapt quickly.

We are a young team and we're especially looking for sailors who've got some salt in their whiskers who can help us scale from millions to hundreds of millions.

Why be a ninja when you can be a pirate? This ship is forging a new course, send an email to dev-us@benzinga.com to board!

Email us now: dev-us@benzinga.com

Check us out: http://marketfy.com and http://benzinga.com

phamilton 7 days ago 0 replies      
Location: San Francisco or Palo Alto, full time

BrightRoll (http://www.brightroll.com) is looking for all kinds of engineers, especially server side hackers to work on composing internal services into public, REST APIs (we take the Fielding dissertation seriously). We value functional programming, distributed systems, fault tolerance and high availability, backed by all kinds of languages and persistence schemes. We are serious about scala, erlang/elixir, ruby, node, and store stuff in SQL, nosql, and sometimes in plain old files.

Our culture is one of uncompromising transparency and GSD (the good kind of GSD, where anything that blocks us from getting stuff done is prioritized). We value risk taking, learning from failure, provide superb compensation and benefits, as well as having a laid back office culture (I personally practice Hammock Driven Development fairly regularly). Feel free to apply via the web site, and let us know hacker news sent you, or contact me directly (phamilton at brightroll dot com). Thanks!

See http://www.brightroll.com/careers/greenhouse.php?gh_jid=6250

DLarsen 7 days ago 0 replies      
Connexity - Los Angeles & Ventura County

We're looking for sharp folks eager to unlock the value of big data. We serve billions of transactions per day with super low latency through our online advertising platform. At that scale, every contribution to our platform can have a huge impact.

We hack on C, Scala, Rails, Redis, Hadoop, HBase and Postgres. We're likely to get into Spark and Storm in the near future. We don't expect you to be an expert in any of these technologies. In fact, I joined the team as a full-fledged .NET guy. More than anything we're looking for the right kind of can-do folks who thrive on building solid systems.

We offer a competitive salary, paid lunch, medical/dental, and uncapped vacation.

Maybe you've been wanting to learn Scala. Maybe you've tinkered with Kafka/Storm on a few EC2 instances but never had a chance to work with a ton of data. We want you. You'll be joining a sharp team with a strong appetite for progress.

I'm one of the engineers, and I'd be happy to chat about our team even if you don't have a resume or consider yourself actively looking for a new gig. If you'd prefer to jump directly into the HR channel, I can connect you with the right folks. Email david.larsen@connexity.com.

techscruggs 7 days ago 0 replies      
Austin TX, AcademicWorks, Senior Ruby Engineer / Systems Architect

We are looking for someone to help us scale, automate, and maintain our SaaS application that is used by some of the largest and most prestigious universities and foundations. We operate a heavily sharded environment and process millions of scholarship applications for our customers. If you love working on interesting problems while knowing that your work is actually helping students pay for school, we'd love to talk to you.

We are a close-knit, pragmatic group. We have fun solving hard problems by tackling them as a team, relying on open communication, and a consistent willingness to pitch in. As a member of our team, you will be given ownership over key projects and entrusted to lead them through to completion. The contributions you make will have a real impact, and will be recognized by both our customers and other team members.

Examples of the work you might do are: * Writing and assisting with the design of new core features for both existing and new products; * Optimizing application and system components for performance and reliability; * Creating tools to automate the scaling of certain components of our AWS-backed infrastructure; and * Instrumenting our application and systems to capture performance and business metrics.

Our technology stack includes: * Amazon EC2, Route53, S3, and ElastiCache * Ruby/Rails * Cassandra * Elasticsearch * Postgres * Chef * Redis

If these types of problems and technologies interest you, please contact us at careers@academicworks.com . Experience in one or more of the technologies mentioned is preferred. Passion (and a basic understanding of Linux) is required.

huntero 6 days ago 0 replies      
Alcorn McBride | Full-Time | Orlando, FL | http://www.alcorn.com

Software Engineer

We develop audio, video, lighting, and show control systems for themed entertainment. You'll find our equipment in the world's biggest theme parks, museums, and attractions. We're looking for someone to develop and maintain MS Windows Based GUI applications for the programming, configuration, and control of our hardware products used in the themed entertainment industry.

It's amazing to see the things our creative customers do with our equipment, and it's exciting to work on next-generation tools and hardware to enable our customers to create the "next-big-thing". You'll wear a lot of hats, but your primary focus will be on our desktop software applications. If you'd like to chat about it, my contact info is in my profile.

For more details and to apply, you can check out the job listing on our website: http://alcorn.com/alcorn-mcbride-jobs/

jdaudier 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hook & Loop - NYC: http://www.hookandloopnyc.com/javascriptnode-js-developer-2

Sr. JavaScript/Node JS Developer

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented JavaScript Developer with strong node.js experience to build functional prototypes of the next generation of business applications. You will collaborate with teams that include developers and non-developers to shape the functionality and user experience of mobile and desktop products for one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world.


-Work inside a product development team of Information Architects, UX/UI Designers, Front- and Back-end Developers to build applications. Collaborate with developers and non-developers to find the most efficient, effective solutions from all perspectives.

-Development includes quickly prototyping new projects; long-term work on broad applications that will be used by off-site teams or will go live; updating and improving existing applications. Ability to work independently and with others.

-Test and deliver solid, reliable code that meets all requirements. Develop reusable in-house standard elements, modules, frameworks. Discover and experiment with new technologies and share with the team.

jonbischke 7 days ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

Entelo is changing how companies hire and think about talent acquisition.

We index 300 million social profiles and surface relevant candidates who may be open to new opportunities. Our tools allow recruiters to spend time more effectively and efficiently.

We have 100+ paying customers including Facebook, Yelp, Square and Salesforce and announced our series A last summer: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/19/entelo-the-big-data-recruit...

Our team is small but growing so you'll play an integral role in building something meaningful. We work hard while respecting that our colleagues have well-rounded lives, and we strive for a diverse, welcoming, and respectful environment.

Tech Stack: Ruby, Scala, Rails, MySQL, Mongo, Redis, Elasticsearch

Current openings:Engineering (Data): http://www.entelo.com/careers/engineering/data_engineer

Engineering (Full-Stack): http://www.entelo.com/careers/engineering/full_stack

Sales: http://www.entelo.com/careers/sales/inside_account_executive

Marketing: http://www.entelo.com/careers/marketing/content_marketing_ma...

Customer Success: http://www.entelo.com/careers/customer_success/director

I'm the founder and you can email me directly at jon at entelo dot com

bsamuels 7 days ago 0 replies      
Cigital - Hiring software security folks, product evangelists, product support engineers, sales reps, and a few marketing people!


What we do: We're a software security consulting firm that prevents e-bay incidents from happening. Static analysis, penetration testing, architecture review, threat modeling, you name it. We work with a wide variety of clients and products ranging from big banks to mobile apps to video games.

Almost all of our security people are consultants - so there can be a fair amount of travel involved. The work is varied so you can really focus the type of work you do based on your interests and skill. It's an amazing place to work - there's rarely a dull moment.

We have locations all over the place, including:

   Northern Virginia   Boston, MA   Santa Clara, CA   New York, NY   Bloomington, IN   London
You can read more about our open positions here: http://www.cigital.com/careers/jobs/

If you're looking to challenge yourself or try something new, email me your resume at contact@bsamuels.net

nowarninglabel 6 days ago 0 replies      
Kiva: San Francisco, CA


Who We Are: Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva (www.kiva.org) is the world's first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. In just 8 years, Kiva has raised over $500 million for more than 1 million borrowers in 73 countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating poverty and serving the borrower-to-lender connection. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level - targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continued expansion into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva's team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.

The job:

Kiva Technical Operations is part of Kiva's Engineering team and is dedicated to ensuring that Kiva's software and hardware infrastructure is kept up to date, up to speed, and up and running so that Kiva volunteers, partners, and lenders all enjoy the best possible experience using our sites, and so that Kiva staff is efficiently and effectively using the technology that keeps the organization functioning at the best possible level.

The Systems Engineer will help keep Kivas infrastructure secure, reliable, performant, compliant and elegant. We are looking for a rockstar software and systems professional whos well-versed in security best practices, attentive to detail, has great communication skills, and is passionate about Kivas mission. This position will report directly to the Director of Technical Operations. This is a high-impact role that requires a superstar. Only highly talented, experienced and motivated applicants need apply!

choult 7 days ago 0 replies      
DataSift | Reading UK, San Francisco and New York

DataSift, the world's leading supplier of social data - we're now the only independent provider of the Twitter firehose and archive, for example - is growing like mad. We're after engineers of numerous descriptions (PHP, C++, Scala, Node, Python, Java) to add to our world class team in Reading, UK as well as technical sales and account managers in the US and Europe

Our stack includes (in no particular order):

* Hadoop* Scala* C++* PHP* NodeJS* Python* ZeroMQ* Kafka* Redis* Go

For more information on any engineering jobs, drop me a line on chris.hoult@datasift.com - I'm personally after a full stack front end engineer with PHP/JS - and I'll do my best to answer.

You can check out all of our positions here:http://jobvite.com/m?3FvosgwL

ar7hur 7 days ago 0 replies      
Wit.AI (YC W14) (https://wit.ai/jobs) - fulltime, Palo Alto

We are building the AI platform that helps 3000+ developers create apps that understand human language [1].

Wed like to hear from you if:

- You are a full-stack software engineer: you know how to build entire projects/features from Web UI to core ML algorithms

- You are curious: you cant resist the urge to solve hard problems, learn new domains, try new things, and you dont take thats impossible for an answer

- You have done many mistakes (we know you wont make them again)

Experience in NLP/Speech/Machine Learning is not required (and actually we also like when you dont have any: curiosity > knowledge). Being ready to learn/do whatever it takes to succeed, from Clojure to Javascript to supporting users to C to assembling furniture, is expected though.

Check out https://wit.ai/jobs for details

[1] https://wit.ai/blog/2014/02/24/her-the-movie

krg 6 days ago 0 replies      
TechEmpower - Los Angeles area, California (El Segundo, near LAX)

You may recognize us from the Web Framework Benchmarks that have been discussed on HN periodically: http://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/

Here's the job:

TechEmpower, a small custom software development firm located in El Segundo, seeks developers with good object-oriented experience, preferably in Java, JavaScript, Python, and/or Ruby. We specialize in web application development but look for well-rounded application developers. If you are a solid programmer and a team player, this is an opportunity for you. Even if you don't have experience with everything listed in this ad, we offer excellent learning opportunities for those who are eager to expand their skill sets. Job Responsibilities

Working in small development teams, programmers participate in the architecture, design, and implementation of primarily Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby, and PHP code to meet client requirements for robust, high-performance, and secure sites and applications. Developers get exposure to several client projects and a variety of technologies over time. Job Qualifications

In addition to overall programming capability, candidates must have experience working on collaborative development teams and very strong communication skills. While we employ and enjoy the company of extroverts and introverts alike, we reiterate that the ability to communicate clearly is a must-have for our technical staff. That means writing professional e-mails and interpreting the nuances of clients' requirements by asking good questions, for example.

We work hard to estimate projects accurately so that schedules are reasonable and developers work a normal amount of hours per week. We rely on developers to contribute to those estimates and provide feedback as a project goes along to keep things on track.

Ideal candidates will have experience building all facets of software systems including the data model, business logic, and front-end. 3+ years of object-oriented design and development in Java, JavaScript, Python, or Ruby is desired. On the front-end, HTML 5 and CSS experience is required.

Knowledge of some or all of the following specific tools and technologies is a plus:

    Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby, PHP    Tools: Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Hudson, etc.), static code analysis (Sonar, etc.), Eclipse, IntelliJ, Ant, Maven    Web: vert.x, Play, Spring, Django, Rails, node.js, JSP, Servlets, jQuery, etc.    Mobile: iOS, Android, PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile or similar    Hosting: AWS (EC2, RDS, etc.), cloud servers, Linux configuration, application servers (Resin, etc.)    Data Persistence: ORM (Hibernate, etc.), MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server, Oracle, NoSQL (CouchDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.) 
We like technical people who are not afraid to have strong opinions about technology but simultaneously keep an open mind and are flexible enough to work with whatever technology the task at hand requires.

That said, we're mostly looking for great developers who are great to work with. If you don't have experience with everything listed above (and who does?) but are still a solid developer eager to learn new things, you might be a great fit here.

Please apply here: http://jobs.techempower.com/hn

mixmastamyk 7 days ago 1 reply      
Senior Java Database Scalability Engineer - Weta Digital, Wellington, NZ

Imagine 50,000 Orcs beating at the door of your database app!That's the challenge you'll get at Weta Digital.

We're looking for a top developer to scale our Render Queue and AssetTracking applications to the next level. Requirement:

1. Proven ability to scale database applications using Java frameworks!

Details found below:


Highlights: Java, Spring, Postgres, MySQL, Linux Performance tweaking

Additional bonus items:

* Experience with Apache Thrift or Protocol Buffers for communication.

* Python, shell scripting, C++, git

* Familiarity with throttling erratic or demanding clients, both scripted and in-the flesh. ;)

* Must be willing to move to beautiful New Zealand for a year, minimum. Yes, there's a reloc package and team to help you get settled.

If you've been living in the Bay Area or other big city such as LA, NY, orLondon, you'll be happy to hear that for the price of a studio apartment thereyou'll be able to rent a three bedroom house with yard here, possibly withocean or bay views.

More perks:

* Monday continental breakfast, everyday organic fruits & vegies, espresso, dinner when on overtime, and "Beer o'clock" happy-hour on Friday.

* Incredible scenery in every direction for weekend trips.

* Good to great schools and healthcare.

* Credit on future films you can probably guess the names of.

And fair warning, as nowhere is perfect:

* Winters are cold and windy in Wellington, but it keeps things interesting.

* All employees are contractors and paid by the hour, 50 hrs is typical but up to you.

* Occasionally noisy but fun office environment.

Please apply at the link above. If you'd like to reply here, I'll confirm that your app makes it through HR.

yesimahuman 7 days ago 0 replies      
Ionic Framework - http://ionicframework.com/ - Madison, WI or REMOTE

We are looking for a few great developers to help make Ionic and web technologies the leading platform for mobile development.

The first role we are looking for is a core contributor to our open source GitHub project (https://github.com/driftyco/ionic). As a core contributor, you will work with the existing contributor team to add new features to the framework, fix issues, interact with the community, and build out build and test services. We are looking for strong Javascript developers that love the web but are interested in adapting native concepts to the browser. We are lucky to say we get to work on open source as a full time job!

We are also looking for two backend developers to help build out our as yet unreleased backend services and tools which will give Ionic developers some unique and powerful features that make building on Ionic very compelling. Come help us build out our service stack on AWS with Docker, Python, and Go.

In the few months since Ionic has been out, the project has seen some really great adoption. With 6200 stars, Ionic is one of the top 120 projects on github and rising quickly. Traffic is growing 40% month over month, and our developer community is becoming very strong. Come join our team of 12 (a mixture of Madison and remote in the US) in making native development a thing of the past! (More about our company: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/10/drifty-makers-of-the-ionic-...)

To apply, either send an email to max AT ionicframework DOT com, or apply on AngelList: https://angel.co/ionic-2

yllus 7 days ago 0 replies      
Rogers Media ( http://www.rogersmedia.com/ ) based in Toronto, Canada. Downtown office location; no remote work.

We have an otherwise unadvertised full time position (3 month contract to start) open that I think is the coolest job ever: We'd like to hire a Data Evangelist; someone who looks at the reams of data flowing in from websites like Sportsnet.ca, TodaysParent.com, NextIssue.ca and 680News.com and humanizes it by finding two or three key things those brands can act on to better meet their audience's needs.

The candidate would have lived through multiple website projects and would be able to suggest how to further instrument a website with analytics to capture data to help drive growth. They'd also have strong communication skills, as they'd be shifting focus month to month to try to spend time with lots of our brand websites and would meet with senior leaders of those brands to talk over their findings.

If you or someone you know is interested, drop me a line at sully.syed@rci.rogers.com . You'd be coming to work at 350 Bloor St. E for a division that acts like a startup-within-a-company, with people who aren't afraid to experiment and are trying to forment a data-driven culture.

uxp 7 days ago 0 replies      
Alliance Health. Salt Lake City, UT. (No Remote) http://alliancehealth.com/careers

At Alliance Health, we strive to make the lives of people with chronic diseases better by bringing them together with innovative social networking and easing their worries by helping them obtain and use their medications and medical products easily and regularly. We're a rapidly growing company and need new members to help grow our technology.

We're looking for Senior Ruby developers who:

- Want to help change people's lives for the better

- Have 3-5 years experience in Ruby and Rails

- Native and web mobile app development experience (Android & iOS plus responsive, etc)

- Strong understanding of design patterns and up-to-date best practices

- Cringe at untested code, cheer at automated build processes

Bonus points for:

- Fluent understanding of JavaScript with and without jQuery

- Creative and Hands-On. Not afraid of dirtying things up to make them better.

- Like to stay late to build stupid things with Arduinos or play board games.

- Sense of humor.

We're also looking for mid-level Ruby Developers, a Senior UI/UX Designer, and Dev-Ops oriented Systems Administrators.

Salary is extremely competitive, culture is solid and inviting. There's no reason you shouldn't work for us. Apply via the website, or directly to me and I'll personally make sure it gets to the right people ( hlogsdon at alliancehealth.com )

thematt 7 days ago 0 replies      
Blue Origin (Seattle, WA) - www.blueorigin.com

Software Engineer

Blue Origin is developing technologies to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. We have multiple openings for software engineers across our various teams. In particular, I'm looking for someone with deep Java/Spring experience. Experience working with Graph or Non-Relational database is a plus. So is front-end development experience using Angular, Ember, etc.

We have many interesting problems to work on, directly or indirectly related to building/flying spacecraft. We're growing rapidly, so even if you aren't an exact match, we'd love to hear from you. We also have unlisted openings we're recruiting for as well.

Email us: jobs@blueorigin.com

abhiv 6 days ago 0 replies      
Full-Stack Software Engineers - Trulia, San Francisco

Positions are available on multiple teams at Trulia, including on the rentals team that where I work.

Why work at Trulia?

Engineering gets respect.

We use the phrase 'we're a tech company that does Real Estate' to emphasize how important engineering is to the company. Engineering is the department that drives our apps, tools, data, and interfaces forward. This attitude comes not only from the Engineers, but from our CEO and other top management. They believe in us.

We have awesome problems to solve.

The housing market provides a fantastic blend of problems. We need creative people to help us combine the data about every address in America with the soft side of helping people find a home that makes them feel safe, happy, and comfortable.

Stability is wonderful.

We're that rare company that holds the culture of its startup roots, while blending in the sanity of a regular work schedule with an emphasis on work/life/family balance.


- You have experience working on high-traffic, scalable internet applications- You love solving hard problems and working in small teams with smart people- You're comfortable with everything from bash scripting to javascript- You're a great person- You love making fast websites

What you'll work with:

Our base web stack is LAMP, but that rides on top of Solr/Lucene, Hadoop, Memcache, Python, Couchbase, Open Street Maps, and more. Were rewriting our website to use Javascript on both client and server using Rendr.js, Node.js and Backbone.js. We use jQuery on the client, d3.js and Raphel.js for our charts and Git for source control. We're learning OOCSS and are folding SASS into our workflow as well. If there's something that's a good idea for the team, we'll do our best to implement it.

How we work:

The engineering team is about a hundred people, and we break into small teams of 2-4 to focus on specific projects. The rentals team is a small, vertically-integrated team within the larger engineering team. We are responsible for the entire Trulia Rentals product, giving us the speed and flexibility of a startup with the resources of a public company.

We release weekly, but new features are always under development and often span releases. Our local QA team writes automation tests and does hand testing of your features, working with you to ensure that only high quality code gets to production. Organizationally, we're pretty flat, though you'll have a mentor with whom you'll have weekly 1-on-1 meetings, to review code, exchange ideas, and ensure we're doing everything we can for you to thrive in your role.

Behind the curtain:- 'Innovation Week' every quarter- People you're happy to see every day- Stocked Kitchens and two kegerators- Unbeatable SOMA location with penthouse roof deck- All IDEs welcome- Aeron chairs- Great benefits (untracked time off, variety of health plans, 401k match)

Trulia is a successful rapidly growing Internet technology company, redefining the home search experience for consumers and changing the way real estate professionals build their businesses. Our marketplace, delivered through the web and mobile applications, gives consumers powerful tools to research homes and neighborhoods and enables real estate professionals to efficiently market their listings and attract new clients.

Trulia was founded in 2005, backed by Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital, and had a successful IPO in 2012. We are headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Denver and New York and voted Best Place to Work in both San Francisco and Denver.

eiphany06 7 days ago 0 replies      

We are looking for Senior Software Engineers and Q.A. Engineers. ALL AVAILABLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES at https://slice.resumetracker.com/public

Slice, a well-funded startup in Palo Alto, California, is a wonderful place to work and grow as an entrepreneur, engineer, designer, data scientist, and statistical scientist.You will be surrounded by brilliant, compassionate team members. This is an inspirational place to evolve as an entrepreneur and programmer, and the level of leadership among the founders, also professors at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is outstanding. The networking and mentoring opportunities are amazing here. We've been named one of 7 "Startups to Watch" by Inc. Magazine, and to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of 100 Brilliant Companies.We've also gotten tons of shoutouts from the press and media such as the NBC's Today Show, Real Simple, CNN, and Lifehacker just to name a few.

I would be delighted to conduct an informational interview. Resumes/Linkedin/project pages/portfolios to hannahft [at] stanfordalumni.org.

Senior QA Engineer description: https://slice.resumetracker.com/public/job_detail/1155

What's the job:

We are seeking a senior QA engineer (on contract) to test of key areas of our high volume, distributed infrastructure, data pipeline and ETL / Data Warehouse processes.


Work closely with product management, developers and Operations to review product specifications develop robust testing strategies.Lead development of and execute comprehensive test plans with an eye to automation.Analyze and test performance, scalability, and stability of various system components.Requirements:

BS or MS Computer Science or related field.5+ years of experience testing Java based applications and infrastructure.5+ years of experience developing test automation frameworks with tools like Selenium, JUnit, and JMeter.Experience with Linux OS and shell scripting.Experience in testing data pipelines, ETL / data warehouse processes and data validation.Experience with Microsoft SQL server or MySQL is highly desired.Experience working effectively with geographically distributed teams is highly desired.Experience with rapid iteration development methodologies.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Senior Software Engineer:https://slice.resumetracker.com/public/job_detail/222

What's the job:

We are seeking a senior server engineer to design and develop software components and systems for our high volume, distributed infrastructure backing our consumer Internet applications running in the cloud.Responsibilities:Design and develop core software components and systems in support of our suite of Web and Mobile applications. Code using Java. Conduct design and code reviews. Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources. Work closely with other engineers to define elegant software solutions, with a particular eye for performance and scalability. Requirements:BS or MS Computer Science or related field. A solid foundation in computer science and robust software design including distributed systems, algorithms, data structures, multi-threaded and object oriented programming. Expert knowledge developing and debugging in Java. Experience with a high traffic web applications with particular focus on performance and scale. Experience with cloud based code deployment such as Amazon Web Services (EC2) preferred. Experience with both SQL and/or NoSQL data stores - e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra preferred. Experience with information extraction, natural language processing and machine learning is a major plus. Experience with rapid iteration development methodologies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Enthusiasm for working hard and having fun in a dynamic startup environment. Who we are:Founded by proven entrepreneurs out of Stanford, Slice is a consumer internet company based in downtown Palo Alto that is venture backed by Lightspeed, DCM, Eric Schmidt and other top Valley investors.We're a bright and talented team that's chock-full of consumer internet experience with a passion for delighting our users through amazing product experiences and thoughtful customer service.

What we do:Slice is solving a very big and important problem: we're changing the way that people interact with the stuff they buy AFTER they buy it. And we're doing this by tackling it at the source of where people get their electronic receipts: the email inbox.We're using email data to create fun and useful consumer applications and experiences. Our popular flagship app for iOS and Android provides an easy way for consumers to manage & track all of their purchases and even save money with price drop alerts.

memset 7 days ago 0 replies      
Eponym (New York, NY, USA)http://www.eponymous.co

We're an eyewear company looking for engineers to help architect and build our API, which powers eyeglass orders for fashion brands. We are also looking for people to help us build our whitelabel eyewear software, and iterate on new UX features.

Our stack is Python (Flask) and MongoDB, including bits of Celery, nginx, and uwsgi. We do a lot of integration with the UPS (in fact, we maintain an open-source UPS library [1]).

We're building our API and internal dashboards (which we use heavily to process orders, eyewear prescriptions, customer information, gift cards, etc.) We white-label eyewear for other fashion brands; Classic Specs and Steven Alan are some of our brands.

Email me!

jay@eponymous.co[1] https://github.com/classicspecs/ClassicUPS

dave_sullivan 7 days ago 0 replies      
Ersatz Labs -- remote or on-site (San Francisco) -- Frontend, backend engineers. UX Designer.


We make a platform for building deep neural networks in the cloud. It provides access via a SaaS web interface and via an API. We are currently 9 people and have been open since Jan 2013.

Backend, our stack looks something like this: linux, cuda, python, theano, pylearn2, numpy, django

Frontend: backbone, react, a little bit of d3, a little bit of three.js

Familiarity with some or all of these technologies a plus. Strong familiarity with machine learning required. Strong familiarity with modern neural networks (methods like dropout, hessian free optimization, deep networks, semantic vector spaces, t-sne, and others) is a major plus, but we can teach.

Email me for more information: dave {at} ersatzlabs.com I'm co-founder and CEO.

ricaurte 7 days ago 0 replies      
The Honest Company - Hiring Software Engineers - Santa Monica, CA


About Us

The Honest Company passionately believes in creating not only effective, but also unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable products for babies and homes. The growing product line is comprised of eco-friendly diapers (with super stylish designs) and a natural line of bath, skincare, home cleaning, and organic nutritional supplement products all packed in convenient bundles that can be customized, personalized, and conveniently shipped whenever needed.We're growing really fast, recently hiring our 200th employee, and have raised $52 million to date.

Our awesome office:

-- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/jessica-alba-honest...

-- http://www.lonny.com/magazine/October+2013/xC34VaNFEkE/1#28

We like to have fun

-- http://instagram.com/p/efoaU_Muud/

-- http://instagram.com/p/jSqeESMujh/


Positions Available

We are continuing to expand our technology team and hiring for the following positions:

-- Back-End Engineers (Jr., Mid, and Sr.)

-- Full-Stack Engineers (Jr., Mid, and Sr.)

-- Sr. Front-End Engineers

-- QA Automation Engineers

Send resume to: The Honest Technology Team - tech_hiring@honest.com


Our stack:

-- Ruby on Rails backend for our E-Commerce Site (Python and/or Node.js experience perfectly fine)

-- Angular.js and themed Bootstrap on the front-end

-- Our warehouse currently runs off an in-house created Ruby server

-- TDD with rspec, capybara, and jasmine tests keeping things stable

-- Datastores - MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached

-- iOS app in the app store - Honest Baby


What will we look for in you?

We want to see someone who will take initiative to support the company's mission of delivering safe, eco-friendly, beautiful and affordable home and family products to all current and future customers. Someone who is known to smile and crack a joke while working on a difficult problem. You take pride in your work, deliver clean, well-tested code and are able to communicate with your teammates about your work and find creative ways to improve code and processes. We like to cross-train everyone to be full-stack engineers, so if you're back-end or front-end, we would also like you to want to learn the other side while working for us.

If this sounds like the type of place you would have a lot of fun working at, contact:

The Honest Technology Team - tech_hiring@honest.com

jerryr 7 days ago 0 replies      
MindTribe - San Francisco, CA

We make hardware. Were looking for senior firmware engineers to join the team!

The hard requirements are brief: 5+ years of writing code for embedded systems with experience leading projects. At Mindtribe we code most often in C. In addition to technical work, our senior engineers plan projects, lead teams of engineers, and mentor junior members.

At this point, you can tackle most technical challenges that come your way. The rest you could figure out given enough time. Youre starting to grow into someone who can elevate an entire team not just by adding engineering horsepower, but by multiplying the abilities of those around you. You could probably get a job anywhere you want. Why Mindtribe?

As a product development consultancy, we get to peek inside a lot of exciting companies. Thats how we know theres nowhere else wed rather be.

Nobody sees the kind of variety that we do. Working at Mindtribe is being immersed in a constant stream of projects across different industries using different technologies. You will learn. A lot. About everything. Mindtribers are not just versatile within their own fields firmware engineers work with everything from 8-bit micros to embedded Linux to smartphones we also have EEs driving SolidWorks, MEs developing iOS apps, and FW engineers laying out PCBs. Youll iterate through many careers-worth of projects and solutions faster than you thought possible. And youll get better at it each time.

Everyone here loves hardware, so much that weve been known to spend leisure time on projects that arent so different from what we do at work. Or perhaps its the other way around. We may code in bits and bytes, but we work in the real world. Our desks are cluttered with dev boards and prototypes. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with teammates, discuss our work throughout each day, and build amazing things together. Were constantly in front of clients to extract feedback, plot course corrections, and lead the way.

Mindtribe succeeds by putting forward strong teams with sound methods. While we consider ourselves talented engineers, relying on heroic individual efforts to meet impossible deadlines is a painful way to squeak by. Instead, our edge comes from constant introspection about how we do engineering, and we are always looking for ways to improve. Things that are broken here dont stay that way for long.

Were a small company. As a result, your contributions will have immediate, visible impacts not just on projects, but also on the success of the entire organization. Although we all swab the decks, everyone also gets to help steer.

Mindtribe is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, convenient to public transit and at the epicenter of a flourishing technology industry. We enjoy working together and place great value in maintaining an awesome company environment. Tribers regularly spend time together outside the office, whether thats doing happy hour at a local watering hole or enjoying the rocking chairs at the new Exploratorium.

For more information about us, check out our team (http://www.mindtribe.com/team), our portfolio (http://www.mindtribe.com/portfolio), and our method (http://www.mindtribe.com/method).

If this is resonating, wed love to get to know you! Please drop us a line at nopnjmp@mindtribe.com to tell us how youve demonstrated leadership in your career and why youd be excited to do what we do.

vtenev 7 days ago 0 replies      
Robinhood -- https://www.robinhood.com -- Redwood City, CA

=== What is Robinhood? ===

Robinhood is a stock brokerage. You can place orders using Robinhood to buy and sell stocks, and your self-directed orders will receive the best possible trade execution (across all stock exchanges).

Robinhood is venture backed by Google Ventures, Index Ventures, and Andreessen Horowitz.For more information, please visit our website at https://www.robinhood.com

=== Open Positions ===

Robinhood is looking for an experienced iOS engineer to work on our iPhone and iPad apps. An ideal candidate would have previous experience working on iOS consumer products at a world-class engineering organization.

Please email careers@robinhood.com with your resume and any additional info you think would be helpful.

Robinhood Markets, Inc and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.

temuze 6 days ago 0 replies      
New York City - Moat

Moat is a growing analytics startup with products in two core areas:

1) Analytics

We analyze content and advertisements for many of the most trafficked websites on the Internet. Receiving terabytes of data a day, we give our customers insights with metrics like ad viewability, attention and much more. Our client base is growing very quickly.

2) Search

We index the Internet for online ads. This helps advertisers, publishers, and companies in the ad-tech ecosystem see the ads their competitors are running and allows us to estimate each company's online ad footprint. We have a free product, moat.com and a premium product, Moat Pro.

Moat is turning into one of the largest Python shops in NYC and we're committed to open source technology. Were looking for engineers in various roles up and down the tech stack to help us scale.

Openings can be found at jobs.moat.com

_mattb 6 days ago 0 replies      
Bay Area, CA.contract, >40hrs per weektitle: HW Test Engineer, Contract

We are a stealthy group designing and building some advanced robotics, and we need more help testing our system and its subsystems. This is a great entry level position -- a chance to work among many smart folks and learn about some interesting technical systems.

Apologies for the vagueness, but if this is vaguely interesting, send me some info about yourself and we can talk in more detail! You can reach me at matt.ball.2@gmail.com

notdonspaulding 6 days ago 0 replies      
Backend/Frontend Developers - Mirus Research - Bloomington, IL - onsite.

We're a small, established company that does B2B and Enterprise-level software. We have 10 employees and 4 of us are full-time devs. We work in whatever tools are productive and pleasant to use (historically we've used Python, Node, Clojure on the backend, and we're just figuring out how to make good use of the new-hawtness frontend tools like Knockout/React/etc.). We're not afraid of experimenting with new stuff, but we tend to favor tried and true solutions, so working with Django, Postgres, and JQuery should not make you want to claw your eyes out.

We're looking for both backend and frontend developers who are willing to relocate to a family-friendly college town in the Midwest. We have a wide tolerance for your experience level, PLEASE get in touch if you're interested. (don@mirusresearch.com)

We have a lot of the startup-style environment (chef-prepped lunch once a week, massage therapist once a month, couches, ping-pong, macbooks, trendy office, etc.) without the stress of worrying whether you'll be on the streets in a month. Also, we're not a frat house, so if the keg-in-the-office or brogrammer scenes aren't really your thing, you won't have to worry about that here.

Unfortunately, at the present time we are only able to hire folks who are legally able to work in the US.

Email me: don@mirusresearch.com

goo 6 days ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at Zoomforth.com -- San Francisco, CA - Full Time, Remote OK

We're building technology to make it easy for non-technical people to make multimedia-enhanced business messaging. There are lots of people whose impact is much greater with the ability to build messaging that includes photos and video, for sales, recruiting, or leadership, and we're striving to build the best product we can in that space.

We've got our foot in the door at several enterprise companies, and have closed a few larger deals. Our product is evolving -- there's a lot still to be imagined and built, in addition to the clear stepping stones to bigger sales with new enterprise clients.

We're looking to bring on our first engineering hire. We use Python+Pyramids as our framework, with a great deal of javascript including backbone.js and jQuery. Our persistence layer includes mysql and elastic search on top of AWS.

We're hiring junior and senior developers at either full-stack or front-end positions. We are passionate about making good software, and bringing an experience to our users that they love. If you think you can help us build that, apply via email at info(at)zoomforth(dot)com

Check us out at https://zoomforth.com/about.

What can we offer?

A competitive salary, full medical coverage, a flexible environment where we actually care about not burning people out, and a commitment from us to help you reach the top of your game, whatever that means for you.

lmeyerov 7 days ago 0 replies      
Graphistry - San Francisco - FULL-TIME || INTERN - http://www.graphistry.com

* Infrastructure for visually interacting with millions of datapoints in stock browsers

* Award-winning team from UC Berkeley

* Our stack combines: GPU cloud streaming, synthesis DSLs & compilers, NodeJS, OpenCL/OpenGL/CUDA, time series & graph databases.

* We're focusing on time series and graph data, starting with visibility into datacenter analytics. Our first customers are excited (cannot name publicly.)

* Meaningful equity and competitive pay


This is your shot at being one of the first employees! We're looking for two roles:

1. Info viz / frontend engineering:

Think data exploration needs a boost? This will involve making your favorite infoviz papers real. Aesthetics, JS, D3, CSS/Less, and the desire to work with us on the crazy GPU stuff.

2. GPU / cloud / devops:

Think Mesos/Spark or Yarn/Tez are cool? Not afraid to turn dials on HDFS/Cassandra or are excited by the idea of writing CUDA and deploying on GPU racks? We need help getting something incredible into people's datacenters and making it do even more.

Beyond needing you to be able to look forward, we also need you to look around: we are solving real problems for real people, and that requires empathy and care.


Please email Leo@graphistry.com about yourself and why you're curious. We love building the future of the web & infoviz, and are excited to be bringing in someone who wants take it even further!

Refefer 5 days ago 0 replies      
Blackbird - San Francisco / Menlo Park

Located right outside Stanford University in Menlo Park, CA, Blackbird is venture-backed startup founded by a team of Stanford CS Alumni who've previously built search at Google and Yahoo, and scaled Twitter to 200 million users. Our product is at the intersection of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision and we're currently in stealth.

Role - UX Architect, Menlo Park, CA

- Design and implement UX for our flagship product and take on a leadership role- Opportunity to invent new interfaces on mobile for something people use everyday


- Excellent Javascript, jquery, CSS, and HTML skills- Comfortable with frameworks like backbone.js, ember.js etc- Some basic experience with with design photoshop/illustrator is a plus - Familiarity with ios/android programming is a plus

We'd love to hear from you! Please email us at stanfordfounders2014@gmail.com with a link to your linkedin profile or resume. Thank you for your consideration!

yegg 7 days ago 1 reply      
DuckDuckGo (remote or local in Paoli, PA)If you're an avid DuckDuckGo user who is excited about what we're trying to accomplish, then check out our hiring page at https://dukgo.com/help/en_US/company/hiring
webXL 7 days ago 0 replies      
South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV)Informa Investment Solutions, Inc. is seeking both a senior and a junior web developer to join our web applications team at our office on the shores of Lake Tahoe. If you love designing and building modern, responsive web applications that make it easy for business users to run sophisticated investment analysis software, we would like to talk to you. Were an established company with actual paying customers and we want to make our little corner of the world a better place for our users.

We use standards-based HTML, JavaScript and CSS to build a cross-browser UI. We use a lot of state of the art technology HTML5, canvas, RequireJS, Backbone, LESS and node.js. The backend is a mixture of C#, Java, C++ because we believe in using the right tool for the job, and we are regularly evaluating our tools to ensure that. Our development process is agile and we release our web products approximately once a month.

Our offices are a five minute walk from the Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe and Heavenly ski resort is a fifteen minute drive from the office. As a developer youll also get your own private office and even though we mostly develop on Windows, all our developers have Mac hardware.We prefer to hire generalists who are as curious and excited about technology as we are. All of us enjoy learning new technologies and tools; we have a small team and each developer should be able to work on every aspect of the system.

Please note: this is a full-time, on-site position. We would prefer you to work in our Zephyr Cove office, but we also have offices in White Plains, NY or Nashville, TN that you could work out of. If you're interested, please email matt.motherway -at- informais.com (and put Hacker News in the subject). Thanks.

tjlivesey 6 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK - Droplet

Droplet is a fast growing and funded mobile payments platform. We are looking to hire engineers to join our small team based in London. We are mostly Ruby/Go at the moment but generalists and quick learners are more than welcome!


    - have experience building, testing and deploying Ruby applications    - have strong understanding of object-oriented programming    - enjoy finding the right solution for the problem at hand    - are able to talk confidently about choices you make    - are highly self-motivated    - think like a hacker
Experience in the following is desirable:

    - Web application security principles    - Golang    - SOA systems    - RabbitMQ    - Ruby    - AWS suite of products

    - Flexible working hours and location        - Opportunity to actually build stuff    - Unlimited holiday    - Participation in our employee share options scheme
To apply:

Complete our code challenge and get an interview! https://www.prehash.com/#/startup/38/challenge/92

Or email join@dropletpay.com

geori 5 days ago 0 replies      
Leadify - The Find Engine - http://leadify.net/careers.html

Jackson, MS

Backend Engineer

What youll do* Consistently ship high-quality code to production* Own Your Apps: Fix bugs, talk to users, and regularly update your existing applications* Iterate frequently and prioritize your workload with management* Youll implement features for our social messaging application using Ruby (Sinatra framework) - Write custom web services that interact with social platforms like Twitter. We listen and provide recommendations based on trends. Then we deploy and track the effectiveness of our messages. - Design RESTful APIs that allow our web apps to interact with our data* Convert time-consuming manual reports into web services that return data instantly using ActiveRecord * Build data transformation scripts that allow our different apps to talk to each other

Who we're looking for* Someone who loves to code. Have you programmed as a hobby? Do you get nervous and frustrated at the thought of losing an internet connection? Then, you're one of us!* Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup where you?ll never run out of things to do * A self-starter that can get stuff done with little supervision. We expect you to come up with an initial design, talk it over with our architect and you?re good to go.* Strong CS fundamentals, some experience with our stack (Ruby, Sinatra Framework, MySQL, Redis, Perl, Neo4J, JavaScript, Angular.JS) and a desire to learn and master your craft.* An understanding of application performance (Big-O and profiling) and data structures

Bonus* Deep knowledge of Graph Theory; Familiarity with graph databases* Database Skills - 3rd Normal Form is "normal" to you

Interested? Send us an email at jobs@leadify.net

akubicek 6 days ago 0 replies      
Understory - http://www.understoryweather.com - Boston, MA

About Us:

Understory generates real-time, localized, atmospheric data, powered by its dense grids of proprietary weather stations. We are building the next generation of weather data and you can be an integral part of the team. Our weather stations are being carefully crafted for their first deployment and the atmospheric measurements are the most important asset. Our small company of three recently raised a seed round of $1.9 million and we are looking to grow our team.

We are currently working out of the Bolt (bolt.io) space in downtown Boston. It is an awesome office with great people, a ton of rapid prototyping equipment, idea paint conference rooms, full kitchen, smash bros melee, free coffee, and (sometimes) free beer. Come check it out!

We are looking for the following full-time positions:

* Back End Engineer * Data Scientist * Community Manager * Product Manager


Back End Engineer

Blend open-source technology with proprietary hardware to deliver real time data to customers quickly and efficiently. Build the robust interface between the weather stations and the web so that not a single data point is lost. Archive data so that it can be accessed years from now to lay the groundwork for the most detailed weather statistical models ever created.


Data Scientist

Use statistical and machine learning techniques with our proprietary sensor data to help solve the current data sparsity problem. Use findings from our local grids to improve the picture of nation-wide weather effects. Explore the business opportunities for such high density data in the current market of sparse data. Join the team that will revolutionize weather data.


Community Manager

Implement and maintain administrative systems and procedures. Grow and foster the Understory community though our website and blog. Analyze the Understory's internal and external communications and design methods to improve them.


Product Manager

Gain deep understanding and knowledge about markets and customers by channeling lean start-up techniques. Develop high-impact customer stories that help guide Understorys product to create the most value with its customers. Work with the Understory hardware and software teams to deliver products that utilize hyper-local weather data in a way that gets customers excited.


If you are interested in these positions, please see the full job descriptions at https://jobs.lever.co/understory or email me at info(at)understoryweather(dot)com.

infer 7 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA


- Team: 10 engineers from MIT, Berkeley, CMU, Google/Google Research, Facebook, Y Combinator, Microsoft Research, Palantir, Jane Street, IBM Research, Yahoo Research, ...

- Investors: Red Point, a16z, SHV, Social Capital, ...

- Customers: Box, Jive, Microsoft, Tableau, Zendesk, AdRoll, Nitro, and many more

- Product: machine learning applications for non-technical users to help their businesses more effectively win and retain customers

- Looking for: strong engineers excited to join an early-stage startup to help grow & shape the company


- Build on and extend our sophisticated model training pipeline that uses data extracted from the web and other sources

- Build beautiful visualizations to communicate results and frontends to allow non-technical users to build complex models

- Develop and operate secure, scalable cloud infrastructure to manage and process customers' large, confidential datasets

- Create and shape the processes used to guide the engineering team to work together effectively


- BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Math or related fields

- Depth in software engineering, algorithms, and general analytical problem-solving

- Familiarity with Python preferred


- https://www.infer.com

- hiring+hn@infer.com

bbgm 7 days ago 0 replies      
Amazon Web Services, Seattle - Full Time

I am looking for experienced developers for a new team that will be responsible for delivering a number of foundational and customer facing services for the next generation of the core Amazon EC2 infrastructure. If you have experience or interest in building very large scale services and warehouse-scale computing please feel free to apply at one of the job requisitions below. If you want to find out more, feel free to reach out to me at deesingh [AT] amazon dot com.

== Reqs ==

Software Development Manager: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/265339

Software Developerment Engineers: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/265340 and http://www.amazon.jobs/job/266403/

lambtron 7 days ago 0 replies      
Rainforest QA, San Francisco, CA (but open to remote employees)

Additional info:https://www.rainforestqa.com/jobs/


Are you an experienced web-software hacker? If you have worked on a production web site with meaningful traffic and customers, know at least 3 programming languages and are comfortable writing unit tests then we want to talk to you.

Are you opinionated and diplomatic? Most people are one or the other. All major decisions are made democratically, and we do code reviews on every pull request to keep quality high. You need to be able to express your opinions in as objective a manner as possible, and be able to accept and learn from constructive criticism. There's always a better way to do something.

Are you working on personal projects / your own startup? You'll need to be a self-starter to get on at Rainforest, because we'll give you a lot of freedom and almost no hand-holding.


Design is at the heart of everything we do. We fundamentally believe that great design - meaning usability, simplicity and elegance - is core to our competitive advantage, and one of the most important ways we can work toward our mission of making developers happier and more productive.

We are proponents of noPSD design (so much so that we wrote a blog post about our process). To that end you should at the very least be comfortable with mocking up your designs in HTML and CSS, and ideally be able to own the entire front-end process of shipping a new feature, from conception through user research, to design and build, and iterating based on usage metrics and qualitative feedback.

We know we're looking for a unicorn, so if you feel like you're an excellent front-end hacker whose design chops are a bit rusty you should still get in touch. Design is all about iteration, and we already have a great designer on our team who can help you grow as a designer.


We're looking for an exceptional DevOps engineer to join as the next member of Rainforest. We're still a very small team, but people usually think we're much bigger given the scale at which we operate.

One of the more technically complex parts of our infrastructure is managing a large stack of virtual machines. Every single test run through Rainforest is done through a newly minted VM. This means that we boot thousands of machines every single day. Given our current growth, we expect this to grow exponentially.

Here's what we hope to get out of you: You're not afraid of writing code, our stack is Ruby, so you'll have to either know it or be ready to learn it. You need to have prior experience with a provisioning tool (Puppet, Chef, etc). You understand systems and networks thoroughly. You know things we don't about distributed systems.

We're working on super hard problems that make developers' lives easier. We are a group of friends that love what we're working on, and believe that we're going to change the world for people building software.


We run a lot of tests here at Rainforest. We record everything that testers do to execute each test. Clicks, text entry, submission times, answers, screenshots everything. Alongside that, we have fine-grained metrics on our testers, where they are from, what time they log into the system, how often they test with Rainforest. That's a lot of data and we could do so much more with it.

We're looking for someone to help us do that. Your role will be to use this data to improve the quality of the results we return to our customers, detect fraud, resolve disputes, generate tests automatically and many many other things.

We're looking for someone with a strong background in data science, statistics and supervised learning. You'll also need to be able to write code to productize your work. Most importantly, you should be able to own your projects and see them through to improving the lives of our customers. This role would probably be perfect for academics who want to get into a small team that moves fast and ships software every day.

Apply via our website! https://www.rainforestqa.com/jobs/

imethan 5 days ago 0 replies      
Voltaiq - SF, NYC, or REMOTE - Full Time - http://voltaiq.io

Software Developers Full Stack/Backend/Deployment

Battery performance is the key bottleneck slowing the adoption of electric-vehicles, renewable energy, and longer lasting more powerful mobile electronics.

Voltaiq is developing a powerful web-based data analytics and visualization platform to enable better, longer-lasting batteries and other energy devices. We have early customer revenue, and grant funding from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy.

Voltaiq is looking for creative, experienced, and extremely talented software developers to join our team in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City (remote will be considered for more senior applicants). Were looking to fill out our initial team with someone who has full-stack backend experience both shipping features and managing multiple-server deployments.

We are looking to fill a position immediately, and will give preference to those with a broad knowledge base and a strong desire to learn.

Desired Tech Skills:

* Strong coding skills in one or more of the following: Python, Java, C/C++, Go.

* Solid understanding of a web deployment stack: Cookies, sessions, websockets, asset management.

* Experience with ZeroMQ or a similar asynchronous messaging system.

* Strong command of Linux and deployments on Amazon Web Services.

* Deployment experience: Salt Stack (big plus!), Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Fabric, Nginx, uWSGI.

* Knowledge of Git and experience committing to a team code repository.

* Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases.

Other Prerequisites:

* Undergraduate or advanced degree in Computer Science, Physics, Math, Engineering, or a related discipline.

* At least 3 years of experience developing and shipping software.

* Willingness to travel occasionally for in-person meetings, conferences, and deployments.

* Strong team player with the ability to help build and work as a cohesive team.

Compensation: Competitive salary plus equity and full benefits.

Location(s): SF Bay Area, NYC, or remote.

Email us a resume at jobs@voltaiq.io

Thanks HN!

dan_manges 7 days ago 0 replies      
GiveNext - Cleveland, OH or REMOTE - https://givenext.com

GiveNext is the easiest way for donors to give to the causes they care about. We support giving to 1.4 million nonprofits.

Looking for a full-time technical cofounder / CTO. You'll be paid a salary plus have stock options.

Read more at https://givenext.com/cofounder

biggitybones 7 days ago 0 replies      
TeachBoost - New York, NY https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/58426/front-end-devel...

TeachBoost is looking for a full-time web developer for our Brooklyn, NY office who can handle all aspects of front-end web application development. We're looking for someone to be a key member of the development team - so experience (or the ability to learn quickly) and attention to detail are massively important.

We're moving from a single-repo PHP legacy application towards a client-service, multi-repo application codebase. To do that we'll be slicing off features from the PHP legacy app and re-writing them into front-end, client applications, in Node.js.

TeachBoost is a performance management platform for education; we help educators improve by streamlining and improving the coaching/evaluation process, and using that data to better inform educator development/training. We're a growing team of passionate, mission driven people - and looking for more of the same!

Get in touch with jason AT teachboost.com if you're interested!

davegolland 7 days ago 0 replies      
We're Hiring at Prismatic (getprismatic.com)The office is located in SOMA in San Francisco.


Frontend Engineer at Prismatic: iOS, Web, and Android. http://boards.greenhouse.io/prismatic/jobs/5971


Strong CS basics in data structures and algorithms. Strong engineering; thoughtful design and clean code. Graphics, browser, games, or animation experience a big plus.A front-end engineer that has a strong computer science background, but wants to focus on product engineering rather than backend systems. You dont want to just take off the shelf UI components, but want to explore new interactions. You arent afraid to dig under the hood of iOS frameworks or browser code in order to make an animation or interaction feel natural and smooth.


Backend Engineer at Prismatic: http://boards.greenhouse.io/prismatic/jobs/5976


Prismatic is a great place to be a backend engineer - we analyze millions of shared web pages every day, automatically classify them into tens of thousands of topics, and serve up personalized feeds in real-time using our homegrown, lightning fast, machine learning-based relevance engine. We are looking to grow our top-notch team, with both junior and senior-level positions available.We are looking for engineers with deep interest and knowledge in at least one area core to our business (i.e., distributed systems, ops and tooling, machine learning, designing and building new product features). Were a small team, so you will have the opportunity to have a lot of impact, and to learn from peers who are extremely talented engineers, computer scientists, and data experts. Our backend is written entirely in Clojure, a JVM-based LISP that is a dream to work in. Almost none of us knew it before we joined, and we dont expect you to either. We do, however, expect the following:- You live and die by good abstractions. You know that they can make the difference between easily understandable and maintainable code, and a spaghetti mess. - You think about edge cases and performance implications, and anticipate future needs. - You read and understand existing code before diving in and adding your own. You re-use existing code whenever possible, cleaning it up as needed to be more generally useful. - You know when to do it fast, when to do it right, and how to find the best compromise between the two. - You recognize that we are all stewards of the codebase, not owners. You leave code better than you found it, and you fix bugs without grumbling about whose they are. - You are a team player who enjoys discussing ideas and implementations with other engineers.Heres a small sampling of the things you will be working on as a member of the Prismatic backend team:- Making our crawlers and document analysis better and more comprehensive - Building out new product features in our API - Solving tough systems problems to help us scale reliably and robustly - Building and improving Machine Learning systems for ranking, document analysis, and more - Creating tools to assist development and ops - Shipping some of the best open-source Clojure libraries out there, and working with the community to make them better

jason_wang 7 days ago 0 replies      
TrueVault (YC W14), San Francisco (SoMa)

We are hiring our founding engineering team right now, so this is a high impact and high ownership opportunity with competitive salary and solid benefits.

Open positions:

- Sr. Full-Stack Developer (https://jobs.lever.co/truevault/b4f76aa2-2d7b-473a-b7db-41e5...)

- Client Library Developer (https://jobs.lever.co/truevault/19430c93-7827-4198-82dd-de04...)

At TrueVault, you are encouraged to:

- contribute to open source projects (we have an open IP policy).

- have personal hack days/weeks to work on extraordinary stuff.

- be curious and do the hard stuff.

- choose what to work on and be accountable for its success.

- have a good work/life balance.

- build stuff users want.


- Competitive salary and above-average equity packages.

- Open vacation policy. We don't count days.

- Flexible work hours.

- Buy or build your ideal work environment.

- Personal wellness budget to spend on gym membership, fitness classes, etc.

- Health, dental, and vision benefits.

- Free snacks and drinks.

What is TrueVault?

TrueVault is an off-premise, secure data store that developers use to make their applications immediately secure and HIPAA compliant. TrueVault stores healthcare data from mobile health apps, wearable devices and even genomic research so that our customers dont need to spend their precious time worrying about security, performance and scalability. More than just a database as a service, TrueVaults proprietary technology allows us to secure our customers' data better than anyone else can (hint: think encryption and global scale slice distribution).

Our mission is to provide the simplest, most secure way for web apps, mobile apps and even wearable devices to store sensitive data. Simple and secure access and storage to peoples most personal and private information is a huge challenge. That's why we are looking for incredible people (like you perhaps?) to join us.

Who is TrueVault?

TrueVault is a Y Combinator graduated startup based in SoMa San Francisco. We have an incredible group of investors including Paul Buchheit, Mark Pincus, and Bill Tai who have invested more than $3 million dollars because they deeply believe in our mission. We are a group of engineers passionate about data security, API performance and building products that developers like us love to use. We are looking for a handful of engineering MacGyvers to join our founding team.

Why Join TrueVault?

Because at TrueVault, you will have the opportunity to work in arguably the biggest market opportunity of this coming decade, improve the collection, portability and security of really critical data, and push the envelop of data portability forward. Youll work on things that haven't been done before. Plus youll get to choose what you want to work on and develop products that your peers will rely on and love using.

If you want to work at a place that values "getting things done" more than "working the startup hours" talk to us. If you take pride in what you do and care about the people who use the product youll find people just like you here. If you want to open source and share what youve built with the world at TrueVault you can. But most importantly, if you want to work with other incredible minds and welcome the challenges of doing things thatve never been done, then we want you to join us. If you are passionate about security, performance and scalability, TrueVault might be just what youre looking for.

brendan_gill 7 days ago 0 replies      
OpenSignal - London, UK (Full time, permanent)

At OpenSignal we are using mobile apps to tap into the smart phones we are all carrying around with us to build up global crowdsourced sensor networks. Our first[1] is for wireless signal where we are building a global database on the coverage and performance of wireless networks (both mobile + WiFi) on a scale that has never before been possible. Our second sensor network is WeatherSignal[2], which uses the barometers, thermometers and hygrometers on smart phones to crowdsource weather data and we have already published a scientific paper[3] showing the potential of this approach.

If the concept of crowdsourced sensor networks appeals to you too then please get in touch. We are hiring for all manner of different roles right not (backend, frontend, UX/UI & data science) but most of all we are just looking for smart, like minded people rather than people with specific, existing skills.

More info: http://opensignal.com/jobs/


feverishaaron 7 days ago 0 replies      
mPath - http://mpath.com - Palo Alto (Downtown) and San Francisco (Noe), REMOTE welcome.

======== The Opportunity ========

Semi-stealth startup in the enterprise mobile space. That's all I can tell you, but you can derive more from our website, videos and github.

You might be interested in these positions if you:

* Want to work with an experienced, well-connected founding team * Want to bring a sophisticated consumer experience to enterprise mobile* Are open-minded, curious and always feel the need to learn something new * Think having customers and revenue is important

======== Openings ========

We prefer to hire generalists, but we have a few very specific needs right now. They're at the top of this list. Learn more at https://github.com/mpath-development/hiring

Web/UI (Javascript) Engineer - React.js and Sinatra - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/web-ui-developer/c04O0Is...

iOS Engineer - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/senior-ios-engineer/bw6X...

DevOps - OpsWorks, Amazon - http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/senior-devops-engineer/a...

Sr. Software Engineer (Service Architecture) - Java -http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/mpath/software-engineer/cHaNXI...

======== Why mPATH? ========

I'll tell you why I work here: The founding team is amazing. Both Claus and Trae have deep enteprise experience, and an intense desire to bring a game-changing platform to the market. We've been lucky to hire some super-talented engineers and designers. Thus, our team is a great group of people to work with. It's small right now, so we're being highly selective about the people we are bringing on board.

This company is going to go places. This is my third startup, and I've never seen so much interest in a pre-launch company. Every time we demo to customers, potential partners and investors, they are amazed.

Our seed investor, Randall Kaplan (co-founder of Akamai), is also very well-connected in the enterprise market.

transitorykris 7 days ago 0 replies      
OpenDNS -- San Francisco, Vancouver -- visa

My team at OpenDNS is hiring. We're building a PaaS to increase the velocity of our engineering teams. It's ambitious. It will leverage all layers of our infrastructure (network, compute, data). Docker plays a big part in the delivery of applications. You'll find Python, Go, C, and node.js throughout the engineering organization. It's a greenfield project, so we have a lot of space to try new things.


OpenDNS is growing fast and it's an exciting time to be here. Our infrastructure is big: 22 data centers, as well as AWS. Our service is big: 50MM daily active users, 10k enterprise customers, 700k DNS queries per second. We recently closed our series C (http://blog.opendns.com/2014/05/15/opendns-series-c-funding/). And, we have the people and resources to make you successful in this role.

conanbatt 7 days ago 0 replies      
Scribd (YC '06), San Francisco - H1B, FULL-TIME, and INTERN are all welcomeScribd ("Netflix for eBooks", top 100 website, 50 people) is hiring talented hackers of all kinds to help us build the library of the 21st century.We've hired SEVEN full-time people and TONS of interns from these "Who is Hiring" threads ... 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 (well, we use Coffeescript)  *   iOS OR Android (we're a top 10 eBook app, with a tiny mobile team)  *   Machine Learning / data mining / recommendations - think Netflix prize, but for books!  *   Internships: junior standing or above for all areas of engineering. 
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 rock climbing wall!).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, and we love hiring people with entrepreneur and startup ambitions.

We are also always looking for international people interested in moving to the US and can help you secure a visa.

We recently launched a service that's being called the "Netflix for books" and are really excited about it.Read more here: http://wrd.cm/1dJquzzMore info is at http://www.scribd.com/jobs, but as a HN user, feel free to apply directly by emailing me at gabriel at scribd.com.

michaelrbock 7 days ago 0 replies      
Udacity - iOS Developer - Mountain View, CA - REMOTE for right candidate

Why Work at Udacity?

We believe that education is no longer a one-time event but a lifelong pursuit. Technology is advancing and there is a growing gap in skills and the knowledge needed to contribute to modern society. We're rethinking how education is delivered to provide relevant, affordable and lifelong learning opportunities.

We teach modern programming, software development, data science, product design, and entrepreneurship in an engaging, accessible way that emphasizes mastery over memorization.

We're especially looking for iOS Engineers (but also other Software Engineers, Course Developers, Course Managers, and more). Please feel free to email me at michael.bock@udacity.com (add HN to the subject line) or check out https://www.udacity.com/jobs

phillytom 7 days ago 1 reply      
Monetate - Conshohocken PA, London UK, Palo Alto CA, or Remote

Monetate sells a software product that helps digital marketers make their content more relevant. We help our clients to put the right experience in front of their users.

What we're looking for:

* 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 Javascript, high volume / low latency APIs - we have no shortage of fun problems to work on

* 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

We've hired a number of great people from HN in the past. We're looking for people not positions. We work primarily in Python & JS, but have people who have joined the team with no background in our primary languages and people from non-traditional backgrounds.

Feel free to email me with any questions - tom at monetate com

We're hiring engineers in general, but this month I'll highlight a DevOps Engineer role.

Why we need you:

* to help us ship software more quickly and reliably

* to design and implement tools for reliable, zero-downtime, push-button releases

* to measure, control, and improve our build, test, deployment, and release processes

What we're looking for:

* a highly collaborative technical leader

* the ability and willingness to work on many different parts of our systems (Infrastructure, Operating System, Database, Application, Network)

* a strong understanding of fundamental Internet technology

* a strong understanding of operating systems, networking, and software engineering basics

* two years or more writing Internet applications in languages such as python, ruby, node.js, or PHP

* five years running Linux/Unix services in production

* experience using AWS or other virtualized infrastructure

* experience using automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet in production

Bonus Points for:

* experience using AWS services at scale

* experience running high-volume Internet services

* contributions to Open-Source Software

blo 7 days ago 1 reply      
Vurb - San Francisco, CA - http://vurb.com

We just won TechCrunch Disrupt NYC - http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/vurb/

Tired of opening browser windows and tabs and jumping between sites? Vurb is working on reinventing search, browsing, and sharing - by creating an intelligent layer over the Internet that helps you get things done in one place.

We do this by connecting the services we use in a contextual way, through data technologies (search, machine learning, big data, etc.) and original thinking around UI/UX.

We're funded by Max Levchin, Drew Houston (Dropbox), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), CrunchFund, and many others. This is a hard problem, but it has the potential to change the behavior of how we do things on the Internet.

Full-time opportunities in San Francisco (3+ yrs experience, interview on-site)

* Search / Data Sciencist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, machine learning, recommendation systems, NLP, graph databases, data crawling/processing. Search experience strongly desired.

* Full-stack Engineer - experience in JavaScript and async programming (e.g., node.js) preferable

* Android Engineer

* Lead Designer - visual design, interaction design, and experience design - please include your portfolio or Dribbble when applying

jobs@vurb.com | angel.co/vurb

nickporter 7 days ago 0 replies      
Hello, I'm nick from 42 (YC W14) (http://42debut.com)!We're building the best point-of-sale analytics software for physical and online retailers.

Our customers are not scientists or engineers; They run multimillion dollar businesses using intuition and excel. We can do better. In the past few months, we've built a product that provides more value than the multi-million dollar consulting packages offered by our competitors.

We're looking for our first engineering hire:

- Proficient in at least two of these languages (We use Node mostly, but we're not religious): JavaScript/CoffeeScript, Python, Ruby, Go, Java, C/C++, Julia, R, SQL

- Familiar with modern frontend stacks (we use AngularJS, d3 heavily).

- Linux experience (we use Gentoo, ArchLinux & CoreOS)

- Experience with designing/building systems, not just MVPs.

- We want to upgrade our data processing infrastructure, so include any relevant experience please!

- (bonus) Analytics / Machine learning experience

- (bonus) Experience with Hadoop, Spark, Storm, etc..

- (bonus) Experience with Postgres, Redshift, Memsql, CitusDB, Neo4J, HBase, Cassandra, etc.

- (bonus) Experience with filesystems like zfs, btrfs, aufs, etc.

- (bonus) Experience with OpenStack, Docker, CoreOS, SOA and distributed architectures, etc.

We're a funded early stage startup, so we'll hook you up:

- All the gear

- Full benefits package

- Equity & options as early employee

- We're based in SOMA, and we'll help you relocate if need be.

If that sounds good, send me an email: nick@42debut.com

ultrasaurus 6 days ago  replies      
PagerDuty is hiring in full time in San Francisco and Toronto

It's a great company working on a great product, solving real problems for real customers (and getting paid in real money). Were growing quickly and hiring across many disciplines: http://pduty.me/jobshnjune

Some postings that I think are interesting to the HN crowd:

* Well be announcing our new office space in Toronto soon, so if youre Canadian and want to get a piece of the SF/SV startup scene were hiring software developers: http://jobsco.re/1gQGhhK * Of course our San Francisco office on 2nd and Bryant could always use more great developers: http://jobsco.re/1gQIN7O * If you read HN, you might be especially interested in our Evangelist position: http://jobsco.re/1u1C5ON (wed be extra excited about someone with DevOps chops) * And out of non-technical roles, Id like to highlight the chance to pro-actively help our customers use the product better: http://jobsco.re/SlZhtk

Ask HN: Best Python Book For Advanced User?
12 points by jw2013  1 day ago   4 comments top 4
cessor 1 day ago 0 replies      
I am not sure there is a generic answer to your inquiry. If you want to understand python itself you would be best off checking out the source code, building it yourself and then try to change some language features for fun.

Other than that I'd recommend that you find a domain you are particularily interested in and get some books on the specific aspects of that, for example Python for Data Analysis. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023784.do

This allows you to focus on what to do with python and the eco system of frameworks and so on.

If you want to learn how to use Python effectively, I believe you should decide what domain to apply it in. Python is no end in itself, as is the case with most other tools...

bdevine 1 day ago 0 replies      
"Treading in Python, Vol. 2" by Harrison goes pretty in-depth with the usual suspects -- iterators, generators, decorators, dunder methods, etc. Then Knupp's "Idiomatic Python" is handy to review for tips and tricks. But overall I also like Beazley et. al. for a great cookbook and a good glimpse into "effective" Python.
ajkumar25 1 day ago 0 replies      
Learning Python 5/E (http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Python-Edition-Mark-Lutz/dp/1...). This book is great book for both intermediate and advanced developers. Very in-depth.
mjhea0 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you're looking for advanced web development, check out Real Python - http://www.realpython.com

Sure, we start with the basics, but we do get into some advanced topics - like BDD, adding Angular to Django ...

(Note: I am the co-founder and author)

Ask HN: How to keep up on research relevant to HCI and Product Design?
7 points by chrisdevereux  1 day ago   3 comments top 3
glimcat 1 day ago 0 replies      
I do a lot of random reading, often via searching for a conference (SIGCHI, UIST, etc.) rather than a topic. If you can find a full proceedings list with titles to skim over, it can give you an interesting view year-to-year.

But speaking to the problem of intuition and seat-of-pants methodology:

Reading research publications is often a habit of successful professionals, but it really doesn't do much to give you a solid grasp of research methods because they typically say nothing about why they chose the methods they did, or why they didn't choose other methods, or what flaws there may have been in methods you previously made up off the cuff or pulled out of an article somewhere.

The best way, bar none, to deal with that is to be an active part of a community of people who are at or above (mostly above) your experience level. Immersion in a community with superior experience gives you a constant stream of professional growth. For academics and grad students, they have an existing framework that is largely dedicated to providing that, and through many routes in parallel (their department, conferences, weekly seminars with visiting speakers, teaching).

In industry, you're often the one person in the company, or one of 2-3 people, who even has anything to say about the whole "UI is not UX" issue. And reading will help, socializing on social media etc. will help, but you also have to make an effort to talk shop with other professionals on a regular basis, who are at or preferably above your skill level.

Meetups can help, to the extent that people who know more than you are there, and that you actually talk shop (pound for pound, you may find more misinformation & marketing). If you're near a university with a decent program in this area, you can also poach their meetups. Go to seminars or whatever, it's not like they'll usually check ID, just don't be disruptive and you're fine. Some are explicitly open access, which you should be taking advantage of whenever possible.

Basically, "don't be the smartest person in the room."

If you're not growing, either find or make a new room that has people above your skill level in it. Then interact with them, about professional issues, and be prepared to put your ego aside.

Irishsteve 20 hours ago 0 replies      
CHI is a decent confernce where work is publishedchi2014.acm.org/
zindlerb 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've found this essay eye opening for UX design http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/
Ask HN: About to be homeless, any ideas for a junior dev?
72 points by gremlinsinc  3 days ago   69 comments top 32
patio11 3 days ago 4 replies      
You say you have been attempting to get a job for the past 3 months. Over the past week, what activities, specifically, have you done to get a job? Have you been to interviews? How many? How did they go? Were there any questions you were unable to answer? Was there any particularly difficult part of the interview?

Did you not attend interviews in the last week? In the alternative, have you lined up interviews? How many?

Did you not line up any interviews in the last week? In the alternative, have you identified people with the authority to hire Ruby on Rails engineers? How many? By what process are you identifying them? After identifying them, what compelling offer are you making them? Since most people with hiring authority are in the toughest market ever for people attempting to hire developers with experience shipping applications, they should be willing to take coffee dates with you.

You will not get most of your leads for coffee dates through your resume. In fact, if you could take your resume off the Internet, that would probably be in your favor. It does not currently suggest that you are going to be a successful candidate for a white collar position. You should not put your resume back on the Internet until it highlights your professional accomplishments. When put your resume back on the Internet, it will be absolutely devoid of errors in spelling, punctuation, word choice, professional tone, and grammar.

You mention that you have previous experience with SEO, social media, and shipping applications. You should be comfortable with discussing specific successes which you have had with this. If you do not have specific successes which you can talk about, do not mention SEO/social media/etc, and instead focus on the fact that you have successfully shipped applications. In the current environment, years of experience with successfully shipping commercial applications makes you substantially more experienced than the bar for junior developers.

If you actually have made people money with SEO and you can also code, you should know that your skill set is white hot right now. You should be contacting people whose businesses would benefit from that combination of skills, tell them how they would benefit in a similar fashion as other people you have worked with by having you implement brief sketch goes here, and then attempting to convince them to hire you.

When you are speaking to people in the industry, do not mention the words "homeless", "inexperienced", "spaghetti", or anything else which suggests that you are desperate for a job. You are not desperate for a job. You are a white collar professional with a skillset which is in incredible demand at the moment. You should carry yourself like that.

was_hellbanned 3 days ago 3 replies      

* Starting with "Greetings" makes me think of the nerd from The Simpsons.

* "KICKASS" really?

* Terrible attention to detail: Geocities not capitalized, no space between popular and the open parenthesis, "I've Spent" capitalization, random use of present tense in job descriptions, the first entry under My Services is blank, etc.

* Irrelevant information. Massage therapy?

Strip all that down and write in a dry, active voice. I want to know what you're good at immediately. I don't want to wade through a wall of conversational text.

Why is there a photo at all? If you're going to have a photo, make it look good. If you're going to put on a collared shirt and tie, it should fit close to your neck rather than having a fist-width of space in there.

hncomment 3 days ago 0 replies      
If you're on the brink of homelessness, there's something amiss that's deeper than will be fixed by a "startup accelerator" gig, "crowdfunding campaign", or desperation lowball contract to build an "app MVP".

Your resume is scattered in tone and content, and inconsistently formatted: it's a bad audition for a detail-oriented solo-web-dev project. Your prior HN posts suggest a roller coaster of cash problems plus unrealistic hopes over just the last 30 days.

This suggests to me you're a bit too panicked to be planning properly. You may need someone friendly or professional to talk to, locally, as much or more than a job.

You should be seeking stability in your living and working situation above all else, so that you can regain perspective. That means avoiding solo freelancing, long-shot startup ideas, or quick money-raisers. Seek a simpler job, where you go into an office and are surrounded by a larger collaborating team, and your minimal basic needs are met. Do that for at least 6 months to a year to regain a non-panicked perspective.

Total_Meltdown 3 days ago 1 reply      
Please don't be put off by the harsh tone of this essay. It's important information and based on this post and the resume linked in your HN profile (http://resume.patrickcurl.com/), I think you would benefit from reading it: http://www.kalzumeus.com/2011/10/28/dont-call-yourself-a-pro...
jcfrei 3 days ago 2 replies      
You could remove the Certificate in Massage Therapy from your CV
pnathan 3 days ago 0 replies      
Bluntly, I would say you need to corporateize it up.

All the advice here is good.

Also, it's cool that you wrote your own framework, but right now, the jobs that map to your skills are Wordpress and Rails jobs. Your framework is an example of your capabilities.

You're a Rails/Wordpress developer, X years of Rails experience, Y years in the computer industry. You have Z academic experience relating to the field.

Your code examples probably should be on github.

Understand that making your representation quirky does you no good unless the hiring manager wants quirky. I've not met one who wants that yet.

You need to be precise, clear, lucid, humble, and confident. Clearly express what you're good at, and don't focus on the weak areas.

For your resume, take a look at Rands' "A Glimpse and a Hook".

Most Rails developers are finding its a VERY hot field, so I would encourage you to introspect as to why that isn't the case with you. Maybe attend Toastmasters or something?

Good luck.

mrbill 3 days ago 1 reply      
Reword your resume (especially this part: "I've Spent a good decade just doing mostly freelance work, and installing apps") - otherwise it sounds like you're really good at installing/configuring stuff other people have written.

Also remove the $70K Salary Requirement.

job_advice123 3 days ago 0 replies      
To the point - if you are in real trouble of losing the roof over your head, contact your friends/family immediately to organise either a short term loan to cover costs for a little while or to stay with them for a short while. Remove that concern from the table.

Once you have that sorted, your interview approach will probably relax a bit, as I am guessing it might be coming across to potential recruiters/employers as "help - need job now!" - whilst in a perverse kind of way, most employers seem to give preference to those that don't even need the job but are tempted to change. Make sure you play it cool, calm, professional.

Next, don't provide any obvious reasons for your resume/application to be quicksorted to /dev/null. Remove any photos, non-related qualifications, make sure all the dates line up, account for any gaps (i.e. training and consulting for example), double and treble check spelling and grammar, and unlike my post here - keep it short and to the point! :-)

Ask a trusted friend/colleague to interview you. Ask them to be hard, but fair. Ask them to interview you with an eye on your personal communication skills, and on your technical abilities. Ask them for honest feedback. Do not get down hearted if you hear some constructive comments. Make sure it is constructive, not destructive though! Make points to work on your interview and technical skills, then redo the interview again a few days later to see how it improves.

Finally, good luck. Remember - you are selling yourself on how you can solve the business problems and add value. The technical skills are just tools you leverage to achieve that. You are more than a bag of skills, and you need to get that message across.

thenipper 3 days ago 1 reply      
Pull out stuff like this from your resume webpage:

"Am I an expert? Nah - But I know where to get free access to developers, and devops, when I hit the inevitable brick wall(IRC CHAT) and I'm always focused on learning how things work."

Don't give people reasons not to hire you. Take that off, make the page about why you're awesome, not why I shouldn't hire you.

Also there are grammatical errors on the page, which don't look good. If you want I can proof read it for you. I'm (edit: not) the greatest at that, but I'll see if my wife can help. Also your resume... it looks cool but I found it super confusing to read. Recruiters often times are looking through massive piles of resumes, whatever you can do to make it easier to see why you're awesome you should do.

Finally if you are about to be homeless look into any emergency shelters in the area. I used to work in affordable housing it can be a wait sometimes to get into a shelter. I wish I could help more. Let me do some research tonight.

illumen 2 days ago 0 replies      
Most of the other advice here is shit. This advice will get you a job. Serious. It works.

  1. Make a list of local places you might want to work.  2. Print out resumes.  3. Go to the office, and hand resume over to front desk.
In person say - "I would like to apply for a job. Here is my resume."

Top of your resume, put evidence you can do the job.

"These projects prove that I can do the job:

  1. Launched project using php.  http://1.example.com/  2. Made Y for client doing X.  http://2.example.com/  3. Shipped X. http://3.example.com/
I am a very hard worker.


-- You will get call backs, and interviews on the spot at some of the places. No one else is doing this. --

I'm not going to wish you luck. Since I know after reading this, you will get off your arse and make it happen.

Now. Get going!

rglover 3 days ago 1 reply      
Simplify and get to the point. Here's a template: http://cl.ly/Vvjx.
seannaM 2 days ago 0 replies      
I would like to say this in the nicest, most hopeful-for-your-future-potential way possible: Everybody can see through your bullshit.

I think most people aren't sure what you're being dishonest about, but they can tell that there's something up.

Real software employers will generally not hire anyone that they can smell a lot of dishonesty on, because they have to put a lot of trust in you. Besides your impact on their company through your contributions, you're usually given access to a lot of sensitive information.

I can empathize with you because I'm pretty sure you came from a poor background, and that's the only culture you're really aware of. I did too, and I would like it if it was a lot easier for poor people to make a living in tech.

Unfortunately you can't make a successful career as a bullshitter. Some people can, but that isn't your strong point. You have to understand someone's culture better than they understand it to be a good bullshitter, and you don't understand buisness culture well enough to do it.

justplay 3 days ago 0 replies      
> $70k is a lot for a junior developer

Really? i guess that is an average salary.

klinskyc 3 days ago 0 replies      
As a lot of people have already commented on your website, I'm going to focus on the resume you have to download (which I assume is the one you submit to potential jobs).

First, it's incredibly confusing. You have useless information and the relevant information is spread out into a dozen boxes.

1. You don't need to list that you're a male. (I'd also argue you don't need your d.o.b)

2. You don't need the professional area. If you're submitting the resume, the employer already knows what sector you're in. If someone stumbles across the resume, your experience and skills should make it clear what you can do. The box takes up space and it typecasts you.

3. If they see your resume, you're definitely looking for a job. You don't need a whole box to say it.

4. Don't put a salary requirement. Forgetting some people's taboo about explicitly discussing salary, it can only hurt you. Why would any one pay you 80k if you're telling them that they can pay you 60k.

5. The timeline is useless. First, it stops you from providing extra context (I have no idea what Sherman Curl LLC is.) Second, it highlights the 3.5 year gap between Massage Therapist and the rest of your work. It's better to elaborate on a few relevant jobs then to list every thing you've ever done.

6. You don't use the legend on the bottom of the timeline, it just tells me you used resumup. I'm beating a dead horse, but your website should have the visual resume, not the downloadable pdf. Your downloaded resume should just be your relevant information.

7. You say you have a diploma but you do not say what you got it in or where it's from. That whole box is useless.

8. Hobbies in general are extraneous, yours are especially since none of them are close to notable or unique (although they're a lot of fun.) I also have no idea what electronic hobbies are.

9. The language box has nothing in it.

10. Personality traits aren't binary and, as an employer, I'd probably want to make those judgements myself. Your skills and experience are more important.

11. The skills graphs are confusing. I don't want to spend time trying to understand things that could be put in a list format. Finally, you don't fill all of the form boxes in the skill chart.

12. Your url is your resume, which has the same information I'm looking at. I normally would reccomend linking to your homepage, but since you're doing multi-level-marketing on it, I'm not sure where you want the link to point, maybe github.

I think this is harsher then I intended, but it's important for your first impression (your resume) to be a good one.

TL:DR: Your downloadable resume, even more then your digital one, should strictly be relevant information about your name, email, skills and experience.

bequanna 3 days ago 1 reply      
I know plenty of people hate on freelancing sites, and they certainly aren't ideal, but...

If you are desperate for cash and have some skills, maybe try to pick up some ~$500-1000 jobs on:

Freelancer.com, Guru.com, Elance.com, Odesk, etc.

mrbill 1 day ago 0 replies      
You say "I was willing to interview/learn more Rails" - yet your resume has the cringe-worthy statement "If you made it to this page, it probably means you need a KICKASS Ruby on Rails developer"?

You need to edit/improve your "online presence" IMMEDIATELY - the longer these bad examples of your work stay online, the more chance is that someone will see them. Start going through the suggestions already provided here for edits and improvements and make changes as soon as possible.

As someone else already said, people can see through your BS. Honesty about your experience and actual skill level will make a bigger impression than anything else.

nsxwolf 3 days ago 1 reply      
Those stars on your skills section... I don't like to see ratings like that in general, but if you're going to put 5 out of 5 on something, be prepared to be called out on it. I'd expect you to have total expert knowledge of Bootstrap and Lavarel and Wordpress.

There's nothing I'd give myself a 5 out of 5 on after my 20 years of work.

afarrell 3 days ago 2 replies      
You should probably say where you live if you are looking for a job. Also, if they said they would give you a particular portion of some pile of money as compensation, you might consider suing them for wage theft.

Also, why are you "evil"?

nhayden 3 days ago 2 replies      
If you can't find any work as a junior web dev at any salary then you're possibly doing something wrong with your resume or interview. It's impossible to give feedback on that without more info.
mrinterweb 3 days ago 0 replies      
I realize this advice may not address your immediate needs, but if you don't have paying projects, stay busy. Github is your new resume. Try to stay active on Github when you have downtime.
justplay 3 days ago 0 replies      
Sorry to hear that. I have heard that in big companies resumes are filtered via keywords. Since, your resume is non-keyword based, you are not getting the opportunity which you deserve.
seanponeil 3 days ago 0 replies      
I wouldn't say KICKASS in the first sentence of your "About me" blurb
divoxx 3 days ago 1 reply      
A lot of people already mentioned the problems with your resume, so I won't mention that again.

Where are you located? I haven't worked w/ PHP for 8 years and I'm really not sure what the market looks like but learning other newer technologies such as Rails could potentially make a much big market available to you.

I know in the Bay Area, Jr Rails engineers are in super high demand.

ThrustVectoring 3 days ago 0 replies      
The number one way you can improve your chances of getting a job is to send out more applications. How many have you sent in the last three months?
izolate 3 days ago 0 replies      
I've got nothing more to add to the fantastic advice given here, but can I just say a huge congrats on your weight loss! Keep it up!
jcmurrayii 3 days ago 1 reply      
Red flag for me.

You have been doing this for a decade...and still consider yourself junior?

languagenerd 2 days ago 0 replies      
"Certificate in Massage TherapyUtah College of Massage Therapy"

This is the very first line of your resume ??!!!Are you trolling ?

Jugurtha 3 days ago 0 replies      
Hey, gremlinsinc..

There's a book to read "Winning Through Intimidation" by Rbert J. Ringer.

It is not a book about how to intimidate people, it's about not being intimidated by people.

One of the chapters addresses the issue of "promises".

We have an Algerian proverb that says "Ti9a fil wati9a". Meaning: Trust lies in the document. Which means: Make it clear, black on white, on a document.. Meaning: Get a lawyer. Meaning also: The only lawyer you have is the one you pay. (Don't assume the company lawyer is yours).

I was a kid when my brother had a company and built buildings based on word. Once he had a deal with some old man, very respectable and well known figure. I asked him why they didn't sign a contract and he said that the man is honorable, and I asked "What if he changes". He smiled to the child I was. He eventually got screwed by this very honorable man.

A lawyer also serves as a dissuasive measure taking out the sign on your forehead saying "I'm a pigeon".

Also, try oil or oil services companies. The pay is good (you're basically taken care of completely) and you don't need cutting edge tech. They also like to hire Junior people (they're like one of the few who actually massively hire people without experience because turnover is huge).

__xtrimsky 2 days ago 0 replies      
"Am I an expert? Nah"

Don't tell that on your resume.

6d0debc071 3 days ago 0 replies      
A resume is what jobs you've had and how well you've done them. Reading yours it looks like you've had a lot of short term jobs - and a long stretch of unemployment between 03 and 06.

There's nothing on there about what you've achieved, what your responsibilities were in any of them. Nada.

And the guesses that can be made about why you've had so many jobs, and how you've been working for multiple companies at the same time, are unlikely to be complimentary.

remremz 3 days ago 1 reply      
Freelance and stay on Github as others suggested. Also its a good idea to get into some local user groups which can lead to job opportunities in the future.
Mz 3 days ago 0 replies      
I can't figure out where you are. Will post this link in case it is at all relevant:


What will it take to get people using PGP for email?
24 points by plg  13 hours ago   49 comments top 31
Sae5waip 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Here are some problems, from the top of my head, in no particular order:

  - Subjects can't be encrypted.  - Encrypted mailing lists are complicated. Do you reencrypt in the middle?    What software do you use? The mailing list manager you use right now probably doesn't support it.  - Enigmail still doesn't support storing e-mails decrypted*. As a consequence, full-text search doesn't work.  - There's also S/MIME.  - Theres no software to manage public/private keys enterprise-wide.  - Legitimate server-side email retention requirements for enterprises  - Many people are quite alright with "most other people won't be able my email; maybe governments can".  - Most emails quite simply aren't that important.  - How do you deal with lost keys?  - Webmailers  - Often, as a sender at a company, you can not afford to inconvenience contacts.  - No easy way to synchronize keyrings.  - Server side spam filtering not possible  - Out-of-office auto-forwarding  - The other side uses gmail.  - Your mother keeps asking why you aren't on Whatsapp.  - The "metadata" (who mail whom? when? how long are the emails?) is quite telling.
Please solve all of these.

Sorry for the unreadable list. Thank pg for the shitty markup format.

weland 12 hours ago 1 reply      
My highly cynical take: education. It will fucking take education.

All this "oh my god but PGP is so complicated, how can a regular user be expected to use all this?" thing is crap we use to delude ourselves into ignoring the fact that most e-mail users are too ignorant to understand why invasions of their privacy are so dangerous, let alone that it can be done or how.

Seriously, it's not complicated. There are a ton of everyday tasks that are far more complicated than setting up and using Enigmail, and yet average users do them every day. If people can set up a fucking network printer with HP's crapware, they can most certainly use a PGP plug-in for their e-mail client of choice.

PGP does have a lot of problems, from unencrypted subjects to usability problems with mailing lists and stuff. But it's still better than nothing, and if poor usability were such an important factor, Altair 8800 would have been the first and last PC.

But even if all these problems were to be solved, we'd still face the fact that the vast majority of e-mail users don't even know what a mail client is, don't understand just how widely-available the contents of their messages are, and don't really understand the far-reaching implications of them being available pretty much in the open.

And even after that, we'd have to face the even sadder reality that this is but a really tiny win in terms of privacy, because convincing people to use PGP is nothing compared to convincing people to stop using Facebook, Google and webmasters to stop using the tracking shit that fills 90% of the post-web 2.0 pages.

jccooper 10 hours ago 0 replies      
The only way to get people to encrypt their email will be to make them want to encrypt their email enough to overcome whatever hassle it takes to do so.

Most people seem focused on making the second part of that equation (the hassle) small. Which is great. But even if you can somehow get it to 0, that may not be enough to get it over the hill.

That leaves making people want to encrypt their email. And abstract notions like the NSA aren't going to be enough. It needs to be personal and immediate. So: if you really want to encourage secure email, start intercepting clear email and responding to it. The surprise introduction of a third party in the email conversation will cause most people to realize their email is not secure (which almost everyone doesn't know) and create an impetus for action.

Now, this is a pretty nefarious scheme (grey-hat at best) and extremely dangerous due to the inevitable legal freak-out, and I'm not going to be doing it, but if I wanted to encourage the world to move to secure email, it's how I'd do it.

cantrevealname 11 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm going to suggest a compromise way to get wide scale email encryption rolling out: The key benefits are that (1) the user doesn't have to do anything at all and (2) it prevents mass surveillance and recording of email, but with a downside that it's not authenticated. There's significant benefit even when it's non-authenticated.

These days I get email from the other side of the Earth in several seconds. So adding a few more seconds to delivery shouldn't be a deal breaker on what I'm about to suggest.

Let every email client do opportunistic non-authenticated encryption with every other email client. That way, the user doesn't have to do a damn thing.

Example: Alice wants to send an email to Bob. Before sending the real email, Alice's email program sends an ephemeral public-key to Bob's email program -- hoping that Bob's email will promptly reply with its own ephemeral public-key. If Alice gets a reply within, say, 20 seconds, great. They can now send encrypted but non-authenticated email to each other. If Alice receives no reply or an error message, then her email program sends the email the usual way (as plaintext).

At this point, most readers will yell "man-in-the-middle attack." Bear in mind that this can be built upon and improved. The advantage is that it requires nothing at all from the user; the user might not even realize the email is being encrypted and decrypted. It requires only that the email client developers agree on the handshake mechanism.

But importantly, this thwarts the problem that we're most worried about, which is mass NSA surveillance. Yes, the NSA or others can still do targeted MITM attacks, but they are unlikely to do a MITM on every email exchange. And if they did, it would be detected and provable, and result in a backlash demand for authenticated encryption. Furthermore, clandestine wholesale recording of your emails is useless because the keys are ephemeral.

napoleond 11 hours ago 0 replies      
As someone who's spent a lot of time and money trying to solve this problem, I will say that the biggest impediment is usability, and the largest technical hurdle on that front is key management (general users will never, ever take the time to understand what they're supposed to do with their keys). Beyond those problems, though, are the other problems mentioned elsewhere on this page; the inherent weaknesses in email that PGP can't circumvent (specifically the meta-data leaks--who is sending messages to whom). I think Adam Langley's Pond[0] is the most interesting candidate for an email replacement, although it's not yet ready for prime-time (and even further from a level of usability that could reach mass appeal).

[0] https://pond.imperialviolet.org

kenjackson 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Make email work exactly as it does now, but it is encrypted -- then people will use it. If you make it more inconvenient then it is a non-starter as email privacy from Google or the NSA just isn't a concern for 99.9% of people (stat made up).
taeric 12 hours ago 1 reply      
I think the sad truth is that not only is encryption inconvenient for most emails from most users. It is just not even necessary. So, you are trying to decrease convenience for...?

It is worse in the web world. I want someone to be able to index my emails. As I do actually search on them rather often.

Unless there is a homomorphic technology I'm not aware of (very possible) to allow searching over encrypted emails, then I don't know how you can get around the fact that there is a third party that has access to the unencrypted. Once that happens, game is over. Right?

shawkinaw 12 hours ago 1 reply      
It seems to me that S/MIME has a better chance for wide adoption due to it being built in to many email clients (Mail on OS X/iOS at least.) However it's still up to the user to get a certificate, which is a barrier. But I'm curious what others think, as I haven't seen S/MIME brought up in the recent encrypted email threads.
pedrocr 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Here's a scheme I've been thinking about. It's an opportunistic PGP setup:

1) Whenever you want to send an email you look up the PGP certificate for the domain (yes domain) you are sending it to in some central keyserver. If you find it pin that certificate for future use and sign and encrypt the email. If you don't find it just send a normal email, possibly still signing it.

2) For a sysadmin to start using the scheme just publish a public PGP key in the central keyserver and when you receive an email that's encrypted with your domain key decrypt it and deliver it to your user.

This buys you a few things. For large hosting providers (say Gmail) you get a little better security than the current SSL between mailservers setup because it's harder to MitM and can be relayed between mailservers without security issues. You also get a PGP signature attesting that the email does indeed come from @gmail.com and isn't spoofed. Individual users that care can then use this scheme to get user-level encryption by having email in their own domain @myname.net. You could even outsource the @myname.net mail server to a normal POP/IMAP provider and publish the PGP key to the central server yourself. The provider then gets the encrypted mail and you decrypt it locally in your mail software.

But maybe relaying doesn't really happen these days and fixing STARTTLS would give you most of this with SSL certificates instead.

rakoo 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I thinnk PGP can't have a widespread adoption on its own. We need to piggy-back it on another network of trust.

Here's a scheme for such an application:

- By default, if the person you're communicating with is not in the network, you're out of luck. Maybe send a message along these lines: "I'd like to communicate with you but you don't have a secretcommunication key. Could you please create one so we can have some privacy ?"

- On first launch, you create a PGP pair and send the public key to networks you trust: Facebook, G+, HN, reddit, whatever. By "trust" I mean "you trust the network to give you the correct identity of your contacts": you've befriended that Maria on Facebook, so you can trust it to give you the correct public key that Maria created on her machine

- When you want to send an email to maria, your application fetches the public key on either network (if it doesn't have it already) and uses it to encrypt your communication. Note that the application MUST NOT sign the identity for you; it should just raise no warning. It MUST always be up to the user to sign these.

In a very broad sense, that's what keybase.io is doing: instead of being yet another provider of trust, it re-uses the trust you have already built in other networks.

The number 1 problem to tackle is make sure anyone who wants to create an account will also create a PGP key.

pjc50 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Suppose, hypothetically, that there was some kind of ultra-phishing virus that resulted in a 1/100 chance of losing money as a result of sending unencrypted email ... people still wouldn't use PGP. They'd switch to facebook messenging or SMS or something.

It's just too much hassle. People don't use it unless they absolutely need to. Signing is slightly more common, and might be easier to bootstrap.

Start by signing your mail. We might be able to persuade banks and other phishable businesses (e.g. Paypal) to start signing mail too. That gets the keys in place.

You mention gamification; some sort of automated system that hands out rewards or does something useful if you send it a PGP-signed mail might be a way to do this.

bostik 11 hours ago 0 replies      
While I understand Sae5waip's list of put-me-downs, I can't really sympathise with it. A lot of the usability problems boil down to two things, namely

  * UI/UX, along with proper client integration  * Discoverability and bootstrapping of the web of trust
Make it easy to discover users' PGP/GPG keys, and trivially easy to use them. Integrate GPG-agent or something with similar functionality so users do not have to type their passphrases all the time.

Then start with sign-by-default policy for all outgoing mail, and add a simple way to show the distinction in the mail client UI. Remember when browsers started to show the green locks in URL bars? It wasn't a panachea, but it at least made things less awful.

Now... I'm not saying it would be easy, and I certainly don't have enough hubris to claim that I could be able to design a solid, end-user friendly PGP system by myself. But I sure as hell would love to be involved in building one.

I try to imaging what the world would be if Google provided a globally reachable and easily integrated (on client side) PGP key server pool.

EDIT: bulletpoint appearance

drdaeman 12 hours ago 1 reply      
First, somehow make popular email software developers (Thunderbird, Mail.app, etc.) to include OpenPGP support out-of-the box and make it easy to use. I.e. not a scary-looking interface hidden beneath 4+ clicks deep in settings, but a simple-to-get "security" button and an unobtrusive suggestion to generate or import a keypair on account creation. This is an absolute necessity. For webmail providers ask them to at least provide signature verifications for PGP-signed mail - that should be acceptable even for Gmail-like ad-based mail-sniffing business model.

Then, just start using OpenPGP. For every recepient with a known key encrypt the message, for others - sign it. Users will notice your emails have some fancy security-related icons and curiosity will eventually prevail.

Almost works with S/MIME for me (but since obtaining a certificate is not trivial - only "almost", not really).

dalek_cannes 12 hours ago 0 replies      
We have had a similar discussion in the past: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6663098
salemh 11 hours ago 0 replies      
When people/media/govt/everyone is/are still arguing whether the surveillance state is merited or not, whether Snowden is a traitor or not, a technical solution is meaningless. The argument over whether it needs a solution needs to be "solved" or at least agreed on enough that their is an "issue" to be "solved" anyway.
roedog 11 hours ago 0 replies      
In a large company, such a change only has a chance if it is mandated from the top and then the mgmt team is very committed to push the change through for as long as it takes. Without both pieces it will get killed by apathy at the middle management layer and below. Without that support the technical solutions will gain no foothold.
cliveowen 12 hours ago 0 replies      
You could adopt a company policy that mandates PGP for everyone as it's not that difficult to create, distribute and revoke public keys for your employees. Problems arise when you try to apply this process to the larger public, as that means having people self-sign their certificates for their public keys or having one user vouch for another. But that's where security breaks. Even with CAs on the internet you're never 100% sure you're talking to a legit entity; any scenario where CA aren't even present is just a nightmare that doesn't improve security by one bit. It's not just about making sure nobody except the recipient can read emails it's also about making sure that the recipient is legit, and that's the problem.
hershel 12 hours ago 0 replies      
> Gmail seems like an obvious entry point ... but it would go against their business model (they could no longer mine your emails).

A few ideas why google won't mind encryption that much:


> Is there any hope?

TextSecure is already offering a secure communication service(that in my view could be a decent replacement for email). They will also release a browser extension in the future. Those(and the fact google's involved) are good signs for google's encryption project , at least technically.

And assuming the technical infrastructure for easy encryption does exist, i can see some sort of hybrid model[1] becoming popular and/or mandated in some groups, and growing from there.

[1]For example, textSecure/redPhone's model lets you send sms to everybody, but if it detects the other side has encryption , it encrypts it. There's also an easy to use method for out-of-band key verification.

rbcgerard 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I think it's a great question.

When I think about why I don't use pgp personally, and why I don't encourage others to use it (besides the fact that no else uses it) it's a functionality issue. I need to be able to access my email via my computer, phone, AND web browser (potentially not on a computer I own/control). My understanding is that is not easy to accomplish - maybe I've been misinformed. Until then, it's hard to start using pgp.

To answer your question, a good place to start might be a company like Good Technology - given their involvement in email solutions for so many large corporate customers.

schrodingersCat 11 hours ago 0 replies      
The problem will all come down to UX.

* Key generation and exchange is a challenge. Most people I have taught how to use gpg / pgp can't seem to figure out how to publish there keys, send or receive keys.

* Entering your password often is a pain. Most people I have taught have given up using this on a day-to-day basis because its just such a pain.

As an aside, there's the problem of improper use. Right now there are too many choice as to how you can setup pgp leading to the problem of people using it wrong. And don't get me started on private key security. Most people do NOT want to think about this. Quite honestly, I agree. Something needs to be done to make it very hard to compromise your own private key.

1337biz 13 hours ago 0 replies      
You already identified the "usability" issues. It would need to be a system that required people to just get once a "code" for their computer. And then another systems auto detect if the recipients has also a "coded" machine.

Encryption is just inconvenient for the average user and doesn't provide some immediate benefit ("My bank needs encryption but I don't need to encrypt my funny cat pictures").

loteck 11 hours ago 0 replies      
From the perspective of this sysadmin: get Microsoft to build PGP into Exchange, and integrate the functionality into Outlook. It would be the tipping point you seek, perhaps the only one that exists.
bane 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Absolutely streamlined interface where they have to do pretty much nothing for it to work.
hiddentao 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I agree with the points people here have brought up. For my part, I think it would be good to at least have a seamless OpenPGP interface with at least signing enabled for all mails (if encryption not always possible), and I'm working on https://autonomail.com to that end. Other folks (like https://whiteout.io) are also working on similar solutions.
d64f396930663ee 12 hours ago 1 reply      
You can make a seamless experience so that people don't even realize that their email is encrypted, but then the problem becomes: if their computer crashes and they lose their private key, they have now lost access to every previous email ever written. That's just unacceptable. I closely guard several backups of my private key, but most people aren't going to create an enormous single point of failure like that.
gregmorton 12 hours ago 0 replies      
About usability. Well, I'm not an expert but runbox.com (with their roundcube interface) or unseen.is let you use gpg keys in a really easy way. They generate (or you can import) a pair of keys in the browser so they never have access to them. The only catch is that if you erase your cache or their cookies, you lost your keys and have to import them again.By default, runbox sends your public key as an attachment.
diasp 12 hours ago 0 replies      
As an interim solution you can setup a secure contact form on your company website like https://encrypt.herokuapp.com/ - it encrypts the message before sending it to you.
a3n 10 hours ago 0 replies      
What it would take is to not have to know that you're doing it.
Create 12 hours ago 0 replies      
PGP cannot encrypt the subject header or metadata like the timestamp, to and from fields.


nroose 11 hours ago 0 replies      
IMO, the issue is that real security is inconvenient, and my email is just not that secret.
lone 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Addresimg the issue of key availability could be perhaps achieved by OS compatibility. Eg. If two Mac users send each other an email to iCloud addresses it can be encrypted by default and have iCloud manage the key exchange. This is just a thought on using the cloud as a part the key management similar to what Exchange does. It does not mean that is not hackable since compromising iCloud would compromise both clients but it could be a good start. Encryption by default among same cloud users.
Ask HN: any good literature startups out there?
2 points by yoavanaki  18 hours ago   2 comments top 2
rahimnathwani 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Do you think there's a market of people who'd like to read fiction if they had a comfortable option to do so?

Can you be more specific about what market you're targeting? Kindle, iBooks, Google Play are all convenient options for downloading and reading fiction.

Are you planning to differentiate on content, cost, delivery or something else?

christudor 17 hours ago 0 replies      
At MASSOLIT (www.massolit.co.uk) we do online lectures in literature and the arts. I'd love to hear about what you're doing, so get in touch!
Ask HN: What is a good db as a service?
5 points by econic  1 day ago   5 comments top 5
threeseed 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you like MongoDB then MongoLab or MongoHQ.

If you like CouchDB then Cloudant.

If you want realtime then Firebase.

All are very reasonably priced.

workhere-io 10 hours ago 0 replies      
For PostgreSQL: RDS or Heroku Postgres.
hect0r 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Cloudant and MongoHQ are both pretty good and cost-effective. It would come down to DB preferences -- CouchDB v MongoDB.
radkiddo 1 day ago 0 replies      
Zero admin - http://mytabl.es
c2kc 8 hours ago 0 replies      
If you decide on MongoDB, email us at support@mongolab.com. We'd be happy to help!


Ask HN: Can there be a true real-time collaboration over any distance on earth?
38 points by tsenkov  1 day ago   40 comments top 17
pedrocr 1 day ago 2 replies      
The first-person shooter crowd has probably run into these limits so that's a good market to go see what works and what doesn't. Your music example may be a little misleading. Although we can detect small delays (10 or 20ms) our reaction time for input is an order of magnitude greater (100ms or more), so we may be able to tell a note is off by 10ms but we only do it 100ms after the fact. Depending on what you're doing that distinction can be important. For human communication for example a 500ms roundtrip time would still allow a conversation easily.

Your math is also slightly off because the speed of light in fiber optic is only 200000km/s, so the minimum latency between two opposite points on the globe using fiber is 100ms.

PS: The circumference of the earth is also 40 thousand km not 40km, so I suppose the correct notation is 40Mm, although that's unusual.

enqk 1 day ago 0 replies      
As a data point, an organist may have to deal with latencies between few hundreds to seconds. So it's not that we can't deal with latency at all.

Ninjam[1] arranges realtime music collaboration by exploiting musical structure and its construction in intervals. Human collaboration which can be similarly structured could still be arranged to work with.

Counter examples: games appear to work over latencies because a lot of them are about restricting other's agency and making an experience worse (i.e. not true collaboration)2d fighting game can be seen for instance as two game designers attempts to make a game worse for the others. It would be interesting to study why games like left4dead (which requires team play and collaboration) still work.

[1] http://www.cockos.com/ninjam/

jb55 1 day ago 1 reply      
In fighting games people are very sensitive to latency when you get to a high enough level. There is an interesting networking library called GGPO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GGPO that cancels lag out using a clever algorithm. I imagine you could apply a similar technique to other problems.
waqf 1 day ago 1 reply      
What exactly is your application (and your budget)?

For videoconferencing, musical-instrument-playing (as in your example), or multiplayer video games with less latency than the speed of light appears to allow, you could take advantage of Libet's work (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will) showing that with neural interfaces you can reliably predict people's physical actions hundreds of milliseconds before they actually do it which would give you hundreds of milliseconds to send off the signal and get a response which you play back to them "instantly" when they perform the action.

rz2k 1 day ago 1 reply      
An interesting point to consider is that `(speed of sound) * 67ms ~ 25yds`. A musician could elaborate on the challenges involved in playing in a large symphony orchestra, and yet it's accomplished.
nomailing 1 day ago 0 replies      
Maybe it would be possible if you can circumvent the human sensory organs and directly feed the signal to higher brain areas. The delays in sensory modalities are anyway very diverse and not at all synchronously processed in real-time. Even within the same modality the signal is disintegrated in the brain. For example an image from the retina is processed with completely different delays in the ventral and dorsal stream. The ventral stream has latencies of several 100 ms [1]. It is still an open question in neuroscience how these different latencies are combined in higher areas in a way that they are perceived as synchronous.

So even if you are in a conversation with people directly in front of you, you do not actually have a real-time system. It takes roughly 400 ms until the image of a face of a person standing in front of you is processed in the ventral stream and is actually detected. On the other hand there is the auditory modality which is much more sensitive to latencies. But in the end the brain gives you the illusion that anything you perceive is actually real-time, although it is not. So if your brain decides to give a motor signal to actually press a piano key, then only many 100 ms later the actual sound will arrive. The perceptible latency of hearing a sound is actually only because the brain itself takes into account the delays in itself.

So in the end it comes down to trick the brain into believing something is real-time. This is for example done in multiplayer ego-shooters where the motions of other players are actually interpolated into the future and later on corrected if the other player actually changed their last motion command.

[1] Barragan-Jason G, Besson G, Ceccaldi M and Barbeau EJ (2013) Fast and famous: looking for the fastest speed at which a face can be recognized. Front. Psychol. 4:100. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00100

sferoze 1 day ago 3 replies      
Even when jamming in my personal studio anything above 5ms latency on my electric drum set can be noticed. I have to lower the IO buffer size to about 64 samples to get above 5ms latency.

I would love to be able to jam with friends over long distances. For this to actually be enjoyable without frustration the latency would have to be no more than 5-10ms.

I wonder how much latency a local telephone call would use? Then maybe it is possible to set something up where you jam over the telephone line and each musician can hear each other just fine.

frankus 1 day ago 0 replies      
There's an interesting demo of the effects of lag on something like VR. I think it's intended as a statement against avoidable lag, but the conclusion is the same :)


s_kilk 1 day ago 1 reply      
Short answer, no.

As you've observed, even under theoretically perfect conditions, the latency is much more than would be tolerable for true real-time applications. And that's not even counting the time spent in hardware, on the various cpus in the path, buffers, etc.

edo 1 day ago 1 reply      
Yes, this can in theory be achieved through quantum entanglement: http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/30/physicists-claim-reliabil...
makmanalp 1 day ago 0 replies      
Check out ninjam, which tries to get around this by exploiting the idea that music "loops" in intervals anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg2UtVdwQYo
lifeformed 1 day ago 0 replies      
67ms isn't too bad. First person shooter games feel pretty much fine at 67ms. Once you get to 100+ does it get very noticeable, and past 150 is when it gets unplayable.

However, it's important to note that FPS games use a lot of tricks with client-side estimations to infer the game state. But depending on the application, you could probably use similar tricks to make things feel responsive.

cliveowen 1 day ago 2 replies      
The circumference of the earth is roughly 40 thousand kilometers.
willvarfar 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think the premise is a bit wrong.

When talking on the phone to someone on a satellite phone in a distant desert, you get a noticeable delay but its not a problem.

"Real time collaboration" anywhere on earth has worked for a century.

fjabre 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yes, its' true. It turns out that the speed of light isn't really all that fast.


qdcarnicelli 1 day ago 0 replies      
See Stuart Cheshire's ""Latency and the Quest for Interactivity", from way back in 1996: http://www.stuartcheshire.org/papers/LatencyQuest.html
frozenport 1 day ago 1 reply      
Through air you get 30ms latency after 10 meters (340 m/s * 30 ms). So, doing a back and forth communication is much harder.
Ask HN: Success stories of older folks
5 points by yen223  23 hours ago   4 comments top 4
mindcrime 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I don't know, but as a 40 year old entrepreneur myself, I feel like us "older" folks are more than competitive. I mean, I know I can do things now I couldn't have done at 20 or 25, just due to the difference in overall experience, domain knowledge, context, etc.

That's not to say that I specifically will wind up being a "success story", I'm just saying that I believe pretty strongly - in general - that older entrepreneurs can succeed. In fact, I'd say being older has a lot of advantages in general. The biggest downside for a lot of the older set seems to be this idea of "I have a wife, house, kids, etc., so I am now more risk averse or have less flexibility" or whatever. And there's possibly something to that, but since I have no house, kids or wife, I can't really relate.

adventured 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Of course there are tons of entrepreneurs that have achieved success at ages well beyond 20, but your premise is wrong.

If they've achieved success, who is to say they're past their prime? Prime in what regard? How would you even begin to define "well past their prime"? Your premise contains an immense contradiction: if they've achieved success, they're probably not well past their prime.

Wisdom is far more important than sheer mental speed and uptake, and the proof of that is in the fact that the 20 year old Silicon Valley zillionaire is mostly a myth.

Most famous, successful tech entrepreneurs were closer to 30 or 35 when they got started or hit their stride, than 20.

Based on a lot of historical examples, prime for a tech entrepreneur, is more likely between 10 and 20 years past the age of 20. Stop buying into the bullshit hype about 20 year old entrepreneurs, it's mostly a fraud.

Here's a simple example list (not all from SV, because that's entirely irrelevant):

Paul Graham (31, Viaweb), Jan Koum (33, WhatsApp), Brian Acton (37, WhatsApp), Ev Williams (34, Twitter), Jack Dorsey (33, Square), Elon Musk (32, Tesla), Garrett Camp (30, Uber), Travis Kalanick (32, Uber), Reed Hastings (37), Eric Lefkofsky (39, Groupon), Andrew Mason (29), Reid Hoffman (36, LinkedIn), Jack Ma (35, Alibaba), Jeff Bezos (30), Jerry Sanders (33), Marc Benioff (35), Peter Norton (39), Larry Ellison (33), Mitch Kapor (32), Leonard Bosack (32), Sandy Lerner (29), Gordon Moore (39), Mark Cuban (37), Scott Cook (31), Nolan Bushnell (29), Irwin Jacobs (52), David Duffield (46, PeopleSoft), Thomas Siebel (41, Siebel Systems), John McAfee (42), Gary Hendrix (32, Symantec), Scott McNealy (28), Pierre Omidyar (28), Jim Clark (38 for SGI, and 49 for Netscape), Charles Wang (32, CA), David Packard (27), John Warnock (42, Adobe), Robert Noyce (30 at Fairchild, 41 for Intel), Rod Canion (37, Compaq), Jen-Hsun Huang (30, nVidia), Charles Brewer (36, Mindspring), William Shockley (45), John Walker (32, Autodesk), Halsey Minor (30, CNet), Ashar Aziz (44, FireEye), Kevin O'Connor (36, DoubleClick), Steve Kirsch (38, Infoseek), Michael McNeilly (28, Applied Materials), Richard Egan (43, EMC), Hasso Plattner (28, SAP), Pradeep Sindhu (43, Juniper), Peter Thiel (37, Palantir), Jay Walker (42, priceline.com), Pony Ma (27, Tencent), Robin Li (32, Baidu), Liu Qiangdong (29, JD.com), Lei Jun (40, Xiaomi), Ren Zhengfei (38, Huawei), Arkady Volozh (36, Yandex), Hiroshi Mikitani (34, Rakuten), Morris Chang (56, Taiwan Semi)

And of course Steve Jobs, who I'd say was still in his prime during the last decade of his life, when he was in his 50's (he clearly did his best work at Apple during the iPod / iPhone years). He was 31 when he bought The Graphics Group, and he basically created an entirely new company that became Pixar.

It's not a coincidence it holds true from Silicon Valley all the way to China. You can see from the list above, the super successful 20 year old founder myth could hardly be further from reality, it is the extreme exception. It's a shame more young entrepreneurs don't know this.

jesusmichael 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Most people achieve success well past 30, actually entrepreneurs over the age of 55 are more likely to be successful than those under 55.

The reason why there are stories about successful 20 year olds is because its so rare.

The average of millionaires is 63 and billionaires is 60.

contingencies 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Three of us who began Payward/Kraken were all in the very late 20s - early 30s range a few years ago. Last round and the market say we're doing very well. A younger me previously started something in China which could certainly also been at this level if I didn't want to break up my youth around the planet a little more, but I have no regrets having done so. At 32 expecting my first child maybe the part of me that feels successful mostly feels that not in a monetary sense but a combination of stability/peace of mind, interesting work, and finally proving to myself and others that an unconventional path in life, believing in yourself, is feasible and rewarding. Definitely we learn different things as we mature... soft skills in particular... and there's value there that investors see.
Any ReactJs component framework that can replace ionic?
2 points by ericff  22 hours ago   discuss
Mentor Saturday
9 points by eatitraw  1 day ago   2 comments top 2
sycren 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I can help out with marketing/business strategy. If you're in London, we can go and grab a coffee sometime.

You can find out more about me on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=70827722

tectonic 1 day ago 0 replies      
If someone needs mentorship on Ruby / Rails, I'd be glad to help out. You can help me build Huginn (https://github.com/cantino/huginn)!
Freelancer keeps degrading the coder experience
111 points by mmisu  2 days ago   67 comments top 18
patio11 2 days ago 3 replies      
Freelancer does much, much worse things for your business by dint of using Freelancer than any of the problems you have written about above.

You're tolerating a 50%+++ discount to your easily achievable potential rate every day. Next to that, $25 is nothing.

You're optimizing your business to churn out $X00 projects for clients who are, out of the universe of consulting clients, pretty bad. Your projects are, structurally, not going to leave you with any impressive accomplishments which you could take to other potential clients to justify your newer, higher rates. You're overwhelmingly going to be stuck doing the most boring work possible with your skill set.

You're tolerating a higher than average amount of "patholgoical customers" in your client pool -- people who have no business managing a software development project, with unreasonable expectations, poor managerial skills, and the ability to stiff you for virtually any reason.

You should start prospecting for clients yourself. You'll have a minor hit in billing efficiency while learning how to do this, but then be able to start selling days/weeks at a time of availability at actual professional rates rather than competing with people charging $10 to $20 an hour. Turn some of those clients into referrals and some into recurring engagements / retainers / etc, and your business will be much, much more stable, more lucrative, and less stressful.

gexla 2 days ago 0 replies      
The first simple answer here is to use a different platform. At one time that meant you could use Odesk and Elance as well, but now they are operating under the same umbrella. There are a lot of other platforms which don't have the same recognition, look around.

The second simple answer is that you don't have to use these platforms at all. Ultimately, anything which places you in a commodity / human cloud type of market is something you should avoid. If you can't avoid it now, then work hard to get away from it. Don't get too reliant on these sites. Keep trying new things to create new opportunities.

Aside from that, I'm not sure how much you really need of the features that Freelancer and the alternatives add. Outside the platform, you don't get things like buyer history or financial protection. Whatever fees Freelancer can charge is probably low considering they are providing leads which could turn out to be valuable over the lifetime of your relationship with the client.

You shouldn't need to rely on buyer history and filters against "spam" projects. You should be able to pick this up from the interactions you have with the client. Is the description a one paragraph mess full of misspellings? Does the description look like it was written by a professional? Does the listing really look like it has potential or are you just being overly optimistic?

Are you looking in an area which is full of trash? Are there other, more niche areas which have a better ratio of high quality postings to trash?

You need to be trying lots of things. You need to be spending time every day networking and marketing. There are lots of people here who have said these things far better than I could. Look through past HN posts on freelancing to pick up tips. This site is a gold mine of information.

ETA: For buyer protection, it's best to get paid as you go. Get a payment up-front. Get payments weekly. Make sure that at any given time, if the client flakes out, you aren't out much money.

Freelancing is a business. Like any business, there is a steep learning curve. There is a ton to learn and a lot of mistakes to be made. The effort is so large, that for many freelancers it doesn't even make sense to be doing this.

Spend a substantial amount of time researching info from others so that you don't have to make as many mistakes. Even then, you are going to make a lot of mistakes and you will need to try a lot of things to find out what works for you. All the issues you mentioned here are part of that. You just have to keep banging away and trying different approaches to find something which works.

csomar 2 days ago 1 reply      
I had a bad experience with Freelancer a few years ago. I deposited $250 for a small freelance work. As I found no interesting or potential candidates, I cancelled the project.

They asked me for my ID, and other details so they can refund the money. It took months of back and forth with their support team and then they decided that they are going to hold this indefinitely as unresolved.

Never got my money back. They are indeed a SCAM.

Spoom 2 days ago 1 reply      
Check http://www.guru.com/ , they take a percentage (10% for free, 5% with a membership), they show full feedback and payout histories, have a decent escrow system, and they only take a cut when you get paid.
dageshi 2 days ago 2 replies      
Just my 2cents, but I suspect the reason they front load so many charges is that a lot of people both employers/freelancers use freelancer for the initial connection and then move to paypal or similar for ongoing work.

Freelancer lets you establish trust between parties so to speak and then after that there isn't that much of an incentive to carry on using it if you're dealing with the same person.

factorialboy 2 days ago 1 reply      
Stop using it.
stuaxo 2 days ago 0 replies      
This needs disrupting, in the way that StackOverflow disrupted expertsexchange.
GrinningFool 2 days ago 0 replies      
The easiest way to render these problems irrelevant to you is to not support the product, either for providing work or buying it.

Freelancer and sites like it are is designed to provide the lowest common denominator in skills at the lowest possible price. It's a rat-race to feed on one's own body to prevent starving to death.

tomorgan 2 days ago 5 replies      
OK... so go make a better Freelancer. We're uniquely gifted in that if we don't like or agree with something, we can go and do different.
80 2 days ago 1 reply      
Lets not limit these to coders -- plenty of designers, writers, and others in industries that are seemingly far harder to survive in than this one rely on this site (and similar) too.
nicholassmith 2 days ago 0 replies      
No doubt Freelancer is pretty sucky, but: "The entire site is a huge money making machine", that's kind of the point. It's there to make money for Freelancer.
samaybhavsar 2 days ago 0 replies      
How about creating a system which is fair for both clients as well as freelancers? May be one of us here can come up with a website which is better then freelancer and other such alternatives. Few things which I am not happy with these kind of sites are they are way too complex. When I joined freelancer (formerly know as getafreelancer) it was very simple to use and had only reviews and ratings. Things were simple yet worked well.
sunl 2 days ago 0 replies      
Exactly great!Labour service or intellectual service inherently can not be bid, it will lead the price to much lower than the value, finally the market is fulfilled with poor service. Even if you as a coder really want to provide good services, but the market will hit you to the reality. So, it definitely is a very bad business model, nobody can get value added from the market.
lifty 2 days ago 2 replies      
I would give Toptal a try. It seems like they are trying to establish a solid relationship between companies and freelancers and they care about both sides. They also make sure to properly screen all applicants before they allow them on the platform, which includes a Skype interview and a not so easy programming test.

*not affiliated with them in any way

speedinglunatic 2 days ago 0 replies      
You can try out the software development side of TopCoder [1] which can be thought of as competitive freelancing.

[1] http://www.topcoder.com/

kf5jak 2 days ago 0 replies      
Not to mention the constant flow of emails they send you everyday. I had to add a rule just to keep them from taking over my inbox! Some may consider that spam!
notastartup 2 days ago 1 reply      
freelancer essentially caters to people who say "my nephew makes websites for free, why can't you?"

freelancer is full of people who can afford to work for far less than what is considered minimum wage in North America and Western Europe.

freelancer cares only about people who give them projects so they can take a cut. charging people to work was not enough.

it's time someone came up with a new freelance site.- make it only accessible in North America and Western Europe. (the commodity prices work in other parts of hte world but not where the basic living costs are far higher)- Guaranteed minimum hourly wage.- rigorously filter projects being posted (no more build me an Android app for $5, "my newphew can do it bro why not you?")- No bidding or fixed priced contracts. Hourly rate projects only.

zeet2020 2 days ago 0 replies      
freelancer are ruling the domain, because they had early days of advantage, i think all the freelancers should dump that moronic sites and move on to something betters. odesk or elance or some other.
How does the concurrency primitives in Rust compare to the ones in Go?
35 points by samuell  3 days ago   19 comments top 4
tomp 3 days ago 1 reply      
You are correct.

(1) Rust disallows shared-memory concurrency (with a few exceptions), so each "task" has it's local heap. Only unique objects can be transferred from one task to another. This is similar to Erlang.

(2) They were using light-weight processes initially, but then transitioned to a 1-on-1 threading model, where each task runs on its own thread. IIRC it was to reduce the runtime library (lightweight threads require stack-growth handling and a user-mode scheduler).

GeorgeMac 3 days ago 1 reply      
I cannot speak for Rust, but I can speak for Go. The actor model is almost the reverse of how Go handles concurrency. Instead of sending to named actors, in Golang you name your pipes (or channels). Then you handle these pipes as first class citizens and routines can choose to receive or send on them. e.g.

1. In your main routine you build a channel of ints (noticed they're typed) named `x`

2. You hand `x` and an integer i (incremented by one for each new routine) to ten routines which will double that number and send the result down `x`

3. Your main routine then receives on `x` and builds a list of results. It hasn't blocked on the doubling operations for each integer `i` because you sent each of those operations in a new routine.

Ignoring the fact I haven't managed closing the channel `x` you can get the gist of how channels are named and passed around.

I can't say what the alternative would be in Rust, but I hope that sheds more light on Go!

cjslep 3 days ago 2 replies      
Go's core philosophy for concurrency is: Do not communicate by sharing memory; instead, share memory by communicating [1]. I have not tried to share memory (ex: a pointer-to-struct) between two different go threads before, so I can't really comment on what happens when one tries to break out of the language's philosophy. However, I've found that following the philosophy is incredibly liberating as it encourages a certain kind of reasoning that gives me the confidence I can accurately statically analyze the code without having to debug it at run time. Like any other philosophy though, it isn't for everyone.

EDIT: I now realize I never addressed your concern of primitives. Go really only has one: the channel. It can send anything (even other channels). The two types are buffered or unbuffered, and deciding which to use can alter the behavior of a program.

There are a few language keywords to support the use of channels, such as `for-select-case` loops and `go` to spawn new goroutines. The former is used to help respond to numerous channels, the latter to spawn more goroutines. Nothing in the language prevents listening to a runtime-determined arbitrary number of channels, either.

[1] http://blog.golang.org/share-memory-by-communicating

dragonwriter 3 days ago 0 replies      
Rust channels seem more like Go's channels than Erlang's actor mailboxes -- in Rust like Go and unlike Erlang, a task can receive from multiple channels, not just the one that it owns as a result of being an actor.

The difference is that while channels support multiplexing at both ends in Rust, just as they do in Go, that multiplexing requires explicit cloning of the handles in Rust, whereas it is the default behavior in Go. So, Rust channels are like Go channels but where multiplexing is explicit rather than implicit.

Ask HN: how can I work in the Silicon Valley?
4 points by data_scientist  1 day ago   8 comments top 5
totoroisalive 4 hours ago 0 replies      
From experience, I can tell you, it's not an easy task. If you want a job there, when you are not from the United States, you have to show some incredible background (Academics, Works, Projects), something they can't find anywhere else.

Also you should apply for the big ones, which are the ones, that will go for the hassle of the paperwork for the work visa.

I'll leave this link, so you can dig deeper.


akg_67 1 day ago 0 replies      
It is much easier to find job when you are local and/or within the boundaries of the country.

Apply for the graduate programs near valley. Once you get admitted, come over on student visa. Look for job in the valley. Quit school after you get job and transfer to work visa. If employer agrees, continue school and work part-time with permission on student visa.

argonaut 1 day ago 1 reply      
You could go for a 2 year master's degree at a university ideally in SV, but if you have to choose between a mediocre school in SV and a top school on the East Coast I'd go for the top school. This will get your foot in the door.
S4M 1 day ago 1 reply      
How about trying to contact alumni from your University who are now in the Silicon Valley?
jesusmichael 1 day ago 0 replies      
Good luck getting a visa...
Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (June 2014)
65 points by whoishiring  7 days ago   discuss
krrishd 7 days ago 1 reply      
Seeking Work: Remote or Denver, CO


I'm a full stack web developer available for hire. I can pretty much do anything web-based you have for me, but my standard packages are:

    1) Landing Pages    2) Organizational Websites    3) Prototype/MVP of a web product
My 'stack':

    HTML/Jade/EJS    CSS/LESS/Sass    JavaScript    Angular.js    Leaflet.js    D3.js    Node.js (Express.js, Sails.js)    MongoDB    MySQL    PostgreSQL    PaaS/IaaS
Overall, I'm looking for quality clients and interesting work, and I'm a student so that definitely factors into rates and discounts as well.

Something recent that I've been a part of was GoCodeColorado (GoCode.co), a government run statewide competition regarding web application development for civic purposes. I won 1st place at the Denver level, and made it to the top 10 in the whole state, where the top 3 won $25k and the opportunity to get $250k more. During this experience, I worked quite a bit with the aforementioned stack, winning acclaim for my work with the UI, data visualization/mapping, and scalability of the backend of the product I built.

Some relevant links:

    - http://itskrish.co    - http://itskrish.co/resume    - http://linkedin.com/in/krishdholakiya    - http://git.io/krish
Looking forward to hearing from you!

- Krish Dholakiya (krishna.dholakiya(at)gmail(dot)com)

Edit: Downvotes? Is something wrong with my post?

mustardamus 1 day ago 0 replies      

Hey, my name is Basti and I've been a freelance web developer for over 5 years. For the past months I've been a nomad traveling through Europe. I've got two backpacks. If your job requires traveling (in the EU): I'm totally ready.

My current area of work includes everything JavaScript (+CoffeeScript) and the rest of the crew: HTML + CSS.


  * jQuery  * Backbone, Underscore  * Mustache, Handlebars  * Stylus, LESS  * Foundation, Bootstrap, Semantic-UI  * Gulp, Grunt, Bower

  * Node.js, NPM  * Express, Koa  * Socket.io, Websockets  * MongoDB, Redis  * Git, Ubuntu, Nginx
I am the creator of jQAPI (http://jqapi.com), have sold a jQuery Showcase/Blog/Twitter (http://usejquery.com) and I finished 3rd in the Nodeknockout 2012 in the category Utility/Fun.

My current project is http://pairs.io - a remote control for the web.

Find my mail address in my profile. Or http://mustardamus.com or http://akrasia.me or http://github.com/mustardamus or http://twitter.com/mustardamus.

Looking forward to your message!

reuven 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Israel and Chicago, but generally work remotely

I've been a full-stack Web developer since 1993, when I set up one of the first 100 Web sites in the world (http://tech.mit.edu/). I've been working as a consultant since 1995. I have extensive experience with Ruby (and Rails), Python, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, and many other technologies.

My real value isn't my extensive technological know-how. Rather, it's my ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people, and to turn that communication into business value.

I know how to take business needs and turn them into software, by myself and with others. I also know how to describe technical issues in terms that business people can understand, that allow us to make informed decisions. Many of my clients have used me as a remote, part-time CTO or lead developer.

I also help developers and teams improve their coding and management practices. I frequently teach in-person courses (in the US, Europe, Israel, and China) in Python, Ruby/Rails, PostgreSQL, and Git to such companies as Apple, Cisco, Freescale, HP, SANDisk, and VMWare. I also offer online coaching/pairing services to individuals and teams.

My aim: Long-term, interesting projects with nice people. (Short-term relationships can also be fine, depending on the work and myschedule.) Bottom line, I like to speak with and help nice people, and feel privileged that my work lets me do so.

If I can be of help to you or your company, contact me at reuven@lerner.co.il, or on Skype as "reuvenlerner". You can also read more about me at http://lerner.co.il/ .

iheartmemcache 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - East Coast (Boston, DC, NYC) -- willing to go on-site at the drop of a hat.

We used to, and still do, develop a lot of MVPs (2 or 4 of our MVPs got acquired for approximately 30x what we dev'd them for), but moved into the reporting, BI world. So it's more ETL and OLTP -> OLAP to Data Cubes and MDX these days. Front-ends are usually done in the traditional SPA usually with Knockout and React.js). ASP.NET C# since 3. WebForms, and classic.

We still do develop MVPs in iOS and Android for around $30k-50k for mobile applications and we also still specialize in turning around failed projects (we have an unbelievable amount of customers who went to odesk and got half-written products for $6k-- we fix these.)

Then there's the un-sexy ERP/CRM/PPM stuff. Tons of SAP ECC/Basis/ByDesign experience. Dynamics CRM/XRM and NAV. A bit of AX but just enough to hack around.

Probably not the venue to espouse this talent but, hey, in case you have a legacy business that needs work, especially BI work, our small shop is the Bain (or BCG?) of analysis. E.g. we integrated 3 segmented products (1 COTS, 2 dev'd in house), generated a dashboard where managers could choose their KPIs and generated ~485k in revenue (~35% above forecast) while eliminating redundant labor.

Cleared for federal TS/SCI.Willing to travel for week long+ engagements.Starting at $120.

Email me (principle) at andrew@amplete.io for case studies and a time to setup a phone call.

cynicalkane 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- Remote or local. I'm based out of nowhere in particular, and like to travel to interesting places.

Full stack software engineer with 6+ years experience and a math background. Mostly I do heavy lifting in Java and Clojure. I've worked on complicated cloud pipelines, full-stack web apps, and in a past life, high volume, near real-time distributed trade processing applications for a Big Finance Company. I've also done work with parsing, domain specific languages, full-stack web development, custom high-speed message queues, and security and encryption. I like to solve hard problems.

Github: https://github.com/mthvedt/

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-thvedt/11/5b4/9bb

Contact: mike.thvedt@gmail.com

The buzzword list: Java, JEE, JMS, Hibernate, Spring, jUnit, Clojure, Ring/Compojure, Javascript, jQuery, Mocha, Haskell, Oracle and Postgres SQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, Mongo, AWS.

kohanz 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, based in SW Ontario, Canada

Experienced (10+ years) developer of software for medical devices and scientific applications, many with an imaging component. Have architected and led teams to deliver on software for systems in both diagnostic and interventional contexts. Comfortable working in an FDA-regulated & ISO 13485 compliant quality system.

I excel at turning research or early-stage prototypes (e.g. MATLAB developed by researchers) into commercial-grade software ready to impress the right audience (clinicians, investors, etc.).

Developing scientific applications involves a high degree of uncertainty and require an engineer that actively participates in all phases of the SDLC (e.g. requirements gathering, risk analysis, etc.). My ability to communicate has always led to my role as the technical point of contact for researchers, clinicians (surgeons, radiologists, etc.), and senior executives.

Technical keywords:C# (WPF, WinForms), C++ (QT), Java, Matlab, VTK, ITK, OpenCV, OpenCL, etc.

LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/zamkhan

jfc 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK (remote, located in Connecticut)

Developer and designer (4+ years), work out of my own shop, HetaThemes (http://hetathemes.com). Our flagship theme is MidLaw, a theme for small to mid-sized law firms.

Primarily develop, design, and customize WordPress themes, or convert PSD designs or HTML/CSS/jQuery to WordPress. I'm also building an app and run my own server as a hobby.

I've worked on complex sites for digital agencies (30+ templates, 25+ plugins), as well as on smaller sites for small businesses/individuals (10 templates, 10 plugins). References available.

Technologies I use: PHP, HTML, CSS/LESS, jQuery, CodeIgniter, WordPress, mySQL, ZURB Foundation (3/4/5), Bootstrap, SVN or Git for version control, Fogbugz or Sifter for issue tracking, HipChat to keep in touch with clients. Self-taught and resourceful.

Reach out to me at: hn [at] heta [dot] co (not com). I can send you links to live sites I've designed and developed, sites I've converted to WP, etc.

danenania 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - New York, NY or Remote

Smooth Conversion is a small web/mobile development and design shop that focuses especially on product-market fit, effective development processes, and growing user bases.

Don't let our business-orientation fool you--we are hardcore polyglot developers with a passion for building powerful, robust, scalable systems and elegant, intuitive user interfaces. But we don't just want to build great products, we want to build successful products. Excellent implementation is certainly important, but it's just one part of the recipe. We take a holistic approach that ensures you're getting all the other stuff right too.

We have packages available for almost any budget, so please get in touch: commence@smoothconversion.com

You can learn more about us at www.smoothconversion.com

ritchiea 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, New York/Brooklyn, remote or onsite

I am a generalist whose most extensive experience is with Javascript & Ruby on Rails. I've also worked with tons of other languages, frameworks and environments (e.g. Python, Django, Express, Racket/Scheme). Most recently I was at TechStars for their hackstar/hacker in residence program. The work I did there included projects like monitoring pages for Docker instances for a Docker hosting company & private data repositories for a Github for scientific data company. Prior to TechStars I did a full re-write of a production storage & logistics app for a 5 year old business while simultaneously teaching the entrepreneur to code & teaching him Ruby/Rails. That project also included an Angular.js app. I'm also very excited about Ember.js.

Typically I work full stack. I have practiced TDD in the past but usually I code first & then write tests that leave me confident essential use cases & core functionality are covered. 100% test coverage is a great idea but I am not accustomed to the type of deadlines or large teams that facilitate 100% test coverage actually happening.

The one thing I value in code above all else (other than the code actually working and meeting your deadline) is readability. If you can read & understand the code base, you can optimize it when necessary and you can fix bugs when necessary. Coders should be good communicators. I believe my work teaching others to code speaks to my communication skills.

Currently looking for part time engagements, 20-25 hours a week, to accommodate other projects/commitments.



rafaelm 7 days ago 0 replies      

Due to personal circumstances, I had to quit my previous job recently. I am not the typical candidate looking for work here since I'm not a programmer or a designer.

I'm looking in to freelancing as a spanish translator. If you need your app/website/whatever translated I'm the guy! I'm a native spanish speaker.I've translated many scripts and websites before, so I can translate your website/app straight from the source if you want.

I can also do a lot of "grunt" work (image editing, data input, etc).

I've been making simple websites for myself, family members and friends for many years so I know my way around HTML, know my way around Linux servers pretty well, setup many scripts/Wordpress blogs and I can basically google my way out of most problems.

I'm looking at my present situation and newly found free time as an opportunity to study. Right now I'm learning programming and networking.

If you are interested shoot me an email: marcano (a) gmail

aasarava 7 days ago 0 replies      

I'm looking for a Drupal 7 developer with very strong experience themeing, creating complex Views, and writing custom modules. Looking for someone who believes in doing things the "Drupal way" as opposed to creating short-term hacks. Must be comfortable with git. Organic Groups experience is a plus.

We'd start you out with a small, paid project setting up a slightly-more-complicated-than-usual View on an existing site and then themeing it, to see how you do. If we're a good fit for working together, I have a number of large projects in the pipeline I could use your help with on an ongoing basis.

I'm looking for someone who is a full-time, independent freelancer -- i.e, someone's who's available to collaborate/Skype/email during typical US working hours.

Get in touch via the email address in my profile and let me know your Drupal.org ID, and any relevant D7 sites that you've built (and your role in them). Thanks!

cool-RR 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote only. (Based in Tel-Aviv.)

My name is Ram Rachum, and Im a freelance software developer. I help businesses solve their problems using software, mostly by developing web-based applications. I work mainly in Python and Django.

On the technical level, its my responsibility to have high problem-solving skills; to design a good architecture for each project I work on; to implement that architecture quickly and effectively; and to be experienced with the languages and frameworks that Im using, so when a problem comes up, I dont have to spend 2 hours to research and solve it but rather just 5 minutes, because Ive seen that problem dozen of times before.

On the project-management level, its my responsibility to communicate clearly and honestly with the client and my collaborators on the project; to understand exactly what the client wants to build as we plan together how to build it; to always keep the client updated about progress; to have an owner mentality and make decisions with the best interest of the client in mind; to own up to mistakes when they happen; and to always get feedback as early as possible from the client and from the users, so we know were not wasting time going into blind alleys, and were spending time only on features that the users are happy with. My email is ram@rachum.com . Send me an email and say hello.

More details about me: http://ram.rachum.com/cv/

aviraldg 7 days ago 0 replies      

Need a solid, secure app on multiple platforms, on a tight deadline? I'm your man.

One of the winners at SyScan Hardcode 2013 (http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in/2013/05/the-results-.... ) and two-time grand prize winner of Google Code-in

Platforms (in order of experience):

- Web Applications (Python, Node.js, Frontend/JS)

- Android apps

- Cross Platform Desktop Apps (Qt)

- I love experimenting. Currently learning Haskell; will gladly pick up whatever your team uses!

Accounts: https://github.com/aviraldg, http://stackoverflow.com/users/152873/aviraldg, http://in.linkedin.com/in/aviraldg/

Contact: me [at] aviraldg.com (prefix subject with 'work', please)


Keyword Soup: C, C++, Python, JavaScript, Node.js, Qt, Django, Flask, Web2py, Android, HTML5

pjungwir 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Portland, OR or Remote

I'm a polygot, full-stack developer with over 13 years experience. My specialties are Rails, Postgres, Javascript, and Chef, although I've also done some iOS and Machine Learning projects. I am reliable, easy to work with, quick to turn things around, and a good communicator. I can work solo or on a team, either as lead or a team member.

You can see some of my recent work here:





If you'd like to work together, I'd be happy to discuss your project!: pj@illuminatedcomputing.com

sergiotapia 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK [Remote]- Friendly bilingual Rails/MVC4/.NET/Go Engineer

UX/Software Engineer that primarily works with Ruby on Rails 4 and ASP.Net MVC4 (C#).

I'm an ex-pat from Boston, living in the heart of South America for the past 9 years, in Bolivia.

My main talents lie in Ruby on Rails development. I take pride in building fast, insanely optimised websites using the latest proven tools in the Rails world including Sentry, NewRelic-rpm, Bullet and RSpec.

I enjoy making responsive websites using Twitter Bootstrap 3 or Foundation Zurb, I'm great with front end work.

I also leverage Go to build highly concurrent, well-tested system services and backend processes.

Experience deploying to Heroku, AWS, Rackspace, DigitalOcean. I leverage open source tools such as Capistrano to assist deploys.

I invest heavily in research material and training books in order to keep up with current standards and emerging practices. All of this helps me be on the edge, making sure your software is built the best possible way using proven methods.

My fort is taking wishy-washy requirements and fleshing them out into robust problem solving software. My job here is to add value to your business - to save you time and frustration, keeping you attention on the important things.




My email: sergiotapia@outlook.com


I'd love to join your team or help you get an MVP off the ground. Feel free to send me an email and we can discuss on Skype. :)

koevet 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Zurich (Switzerland), remote or onsite

I'm a JVM hacker with 18+ years of experience. Mostly focusing on back-end, I can code in Java, Scala, Groovy (plus other non-JVM languages).

Very experienced with the following frameworks and technologies: Play2, Grails, Dropwizard, Akka, ElasticSearch, Solr, Gradle, Mongo, Cassandra, Oracle Soa Stack.

In the last 3 years I have also enjoyed quite a lot working with Puppet and Amazon Web Services.

If you need to build production-ready RESTFul API using a solid, scalable back-end, I can be your guy.

Some links:




I wrote a book about Groovy 2:


Contact: luciano@fiandes.io

tfe 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - SF Bay Area or remote

Currently available for freelance web app engineering work. I've been working with Rails and JS for ~7 years now, at all points up and down the stack. Everything from performance work on existing code to bringing up a full-fledged product from wireframes.

In the past, I've worked with companies like Leap Motion, Anki, Rocket Fuel, and TaskRabbit. Before that, I had two startups of my own. In my spare time, I fly airplanes.

Looking for 10-20 hour per week engagements only right now.






Contact: todd@toddeichel.com

Mc_Big_G 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or San Francisco Bay Area

I have extensive experience building complex single page apps as well as HTML5 mobile apps. A recent client was accepted to Y Combinator after I built their MVP.

In addition to full-stack development with Ruby on Rails and Ember.js, I can help you with product direction, feature development and lead your team of developers. I also provide extended maintenance and understand the importance of writing succinct, maintainable code.

I'm a strong believer in automated testing which translates into a high quality product with very few user facing bugs. This gives my clients an extremely high level of confidence when adding new features and deploying.

Beyond development, you will find that I need very little direction, have excellent communication skills and pay close attention to detail. 75% of my clients hire me to save their project after another developer failed to deliver.

So, if you need someone to design and build a high quality app, give me a call.


Portfolio: http://www.mcgintech.com

email: hn@mcgintech.com

phone: 415.857.3347

Matt McGinnis

goldfeld 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, based in Rio, available to travel.

I'm a junior developer with the most experience at the frontend (JavaScript and CoffeeScript), however now I'm heavily invested in and mostly looking for work in Clojure and ClojureScript, be it backend, frontend or non-web systems. I am entirely capable of desiging and architecting sytems and libraries on my own, but I'm also keen on working with remote teams.

I'm currently knee-deep in ClojureScript + Nodejs (working on a curses UI lib and cli tools), see some ongoing open source work of mine over at https://github.com/longstorm

As well as my general github, https://github.com/goldfeld

You can get in touch at vic@longstorm.org

joshavant 5 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote - Pacific Standard Time

I'm a 3-year iOS developer, who remembers developing for early iOS 4.x builds + iPhone 3.

Currently, I'm working remotely on Pacific Standard Time.

I have resume experience from in lead roles, LivingSocial, an acquired startup, Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

Not very long ago, I published an academic breakdown of UITableView - a popular iOS control - on my employer's tech blog:https://techblog.livingsocial.com/blog/2013/12/02/lsctablevi...

I also contribute to the tools I use, too! I've made contributions to PonyDebugger, AFNetworking, and SDWebImageCache.

My various street cred links:http://github.com/joshavanthttp://linkedin.com/in/joshavanthttp://twitter.com/joshavant

Looking for any term contracts on new, exciting projects!

Reach out at: joshavant [at] gmail [.] com

Oculus 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Toronto/Kitchener or Remote

I'm a full stack web developer based in Toronto/Kitchener.

Skills: AngularJS, D3.js, Node.js, Express.js, Android, jQuery, pure Javascript, Photoshop, PostgreSQL, Nginx Experience: I've written RESTful APIs, survey Widgets, web applications, and Android apps. I also have experience with Arduino (maze solving car), 8085 Assembler, and C (both at a basic level). I'm always open to learning anything that gets the job done.

===Past Projects===

OrgoShmorgo (Organic Molecule Visualizer - D3.js): http://orgo.stolarsky.com/

Gekko (Market Share Visualizer - AngularJS/D3.js): http://emils.github.io/gekko/

2048-Multiplayer (Real-time Multiplayer - SockJS/Node.js/PostgreSQL): http://emils.github.io/2048-multiplayer/

Portfolio: http://stolarsky.com/projects/

Github: https://github.com/EmilS

Email: emil.stolarsky@gmail.com

yen223 7 days ago 0 replies      

Generalist software engineer for hire. You need an MVP, I can build it. You need a website, I can develop it. You need a script to automatically deploy your project, I can code it. No job's too big or too small.

I have prior experience developing software for Western Digital and Accenture.

Tech stack: Strong Python scripting scripts, being familiar with web development using Django and Flask, data scraping with Requests and BeautifulSoup, and devops with Ansible.

I have some minor front-end experience. Currently toying with React.js and d3.js.

Hit me up at my email (in profile), or on skype at wei.yen.22

Github: https://www.github.com/yen223

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lee-wei-yen/39/ba9/aa6

oDesk: https://www.odesk.com/users/~0102637248711c1f27

Keywords: Python, Django, Flask, Ansible, Postgresql, Linode, web development.

sebbul 2 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote or Toronto, Canada, can fly in for meetings

10 years as a software engineer. Worked in a startup as its CTO / systems architect / devops guy, in the financial / insurance industry as a senior engineer.

I currently do mostly Ruby on Rails on the JVM, Java, some Scala, some Python/Flask. I manage my deployments with Ansible, on CentOS and Ubuntu. Can rapidly pick up whatever is needed. I create scalable system architectures in the cloud. I do mostly back-end work but I end up solving my teams' front-end issues.


keywords: cloud, MySQL, AWS, Javascript, Java, Play Framework, Spring, Hibernate, HornetQ, Torquebox, ElasticSearch, Ruby, Rails, playing with Erlang and Vert.x, Python, Flask, Redis

Email: my username (at) zurbia.com

cmwelsh 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco Bay Area (remote or local)

Full-stack web developer with half a decade of experience looking for small to medium projects (approx. 20 hrs/week). Keywords: JavaScript, Node.js, Responsive web development, Backbone.js, WordPress, CoffeeScript

Specialties: Responsive web development, single page applications

I help startups build their MVP, prioritize features, iterate fast, and "ship early, ship often". I like working with graphic designers to implement their Photoshop and Illustrator mockups using responsive web development techniques to adapt their work to all devices seamlessly.

GitHub: http://github.com/cmwelsh, http://github.com/learn2d/learn2d

Resume: http://cmwelsh.com/cmwelsh-resume.pdf

Contact: chris at my username dot com

cfeduke 2 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Local, Fredericksburg, VA USA

I have 20 years experience developing software.

I am a back end scalability engineer with experience in Scala, Java, Ruby, and C#. I prefer to work with PostgreSQL and Redis and have production experience with PGSQL, Redis, MongoDB, SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle.

I like to use Scala with Play or Ruby on Rails to create RESTful API backends; I can also create web front ends though the design looks exactly like Twitter Bootstrap. I am decently experienced writing HTML, CSS, and Javascript and prefer Angularjs.

I prefer to work on Unix/Linux systems. I will happily assist you in a rewrite of a .NET/Windows system to a JVM/Linux system at a discounted rate.

Github: http://github.com/cfedukeSO: http://stackoverflow.com/users/5645/cfeduke

Email: charles.feduke {\at} gmail.com

jmilkbal 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote from Omaha, Nebraska, USA

I creating reliable software by using safe languages as much I can with high test coverage and excellent documentation. A current project is a standards-based, web front-end and associated back-end code for a call center contact management system written in Ada, adding new features and updating and rewriting existing code. Also, create a complete RESTful API and more modern, more extensible interface from the ground up.

I've developed solutions in many languages on both front- and back-ends using languages like Ada, Java, C and PHP on the back-ends and standards-based HTML, CSS and JavaScript on the front-end using well-known tools like jQuery, Prototype.js, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap and a host more along with custom written tools when necessary.

Recently I converted a display that updates in realtime from a Mozilla technology that never caught on, long-lived HTTP requests, to WebSockets working through bugs in the third party library's implementation and working with the vendor to get them fixed quickly.

@jrdkmbl or send mail to ir0.us mailbox jk

illyism 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Kortrijk, Belgium or Remote

I'm from Belgium, student and I'm looking to increase my income by doing one small job each month. But you can still contact me as I'll be looking for more and higher paid work in July, August and September.

I'm skilled and experienced in modern front-end development, take a look at my work as it speaks for itself. I'm renowned in javascript and mostly use node.js for back-end development. I'm always using Grunt, less.js, jade and others depending on the project.

I have no fear of the back-end and can find my way around python + pyramid, node + express, python + webapp2, node + kraken. I also have experience in linux server administration and nginx.

Most of the work that I do has to function great, together with a great user experience and design. I'm a traditional, educated print and web designer and I used to make logos, icons and interfaces. Now I'm doing my best with learning development and combining both. Check out my work and you might agree.

Email in profile. Let me know how I can help you.


My work: design, front-end, back-end, servers

[1] http://reddit.music.player.il.ly/ node, express, javascript, redis

[2] http://instaghent.com/ python, postgres

[3] http://adobe.breach.il.ly/ node, express, leveldb


My website & more.

[1] http://www.illyism.com/

[2] http://il.ly/

[3] https://github.com/illyism/

[4] https://dribbble.com/illyism

ammmir 6 days ago 0 replies      

I'll be taking a break from consulting for the next few months, and I have a project with a fantastic client that I'd like to hand off to someone capable and trustworthy.

The project is a VPN client for Windows and Mac OS X. It's written in C#, .NET, and Xamarin.Mac/MonoMac, with a dash of Objective-C. OpenVPN is used for VPN connectivity, and the client integrates with firewalls (Windows Firewall, pf on Mac), monitors Wi-Fi connectivity, and a few other things. It's a client/server model with the UI built using WPF/XAML (Windows) and Interface Builder (Mac), talking to a "backend" Windows Service and LaunchDaemon on Mac over localhost.

I'm looking to find a strong candidate I can recommend to my client. The work will consist of adding functionality (UI work is relatively minor) on both platforms, resolving bugs found by customers in the field, etc. The apps are mostly feature-complete, but there is always room for improvement :) Strong understanding of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, DNS, routing, firewalls), and significant experience working with C#/.NET is a must. Some experience with Xamarin.Mac, Mono, Objective-C, Cocoa, and Xcode are highly desirable :)

Email amir at pilvy dot com if interested.

Thanks for looking!

jayhuang 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Vancouver/Remote

Struggling to find a web developer who understands your business?

I am Jay Huang, a full stack web developer and consultant based in Vancouver, B.C. Having co-founded of 2 of the largest communities on the internet dedicated to Windows, Windows7Center.com and Windows8Center.com (2008~2011) I have experience taking projects from conception to a thriving business. This experience allows me to better understand your business and solve your most important problems.

What I can do for you:

* General technical consulting

* Web security consulting

* Frontend/backend Development (PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, etc)

* Wordpress themes and modifications

* Search Engine Optimization

* API development

* Responsive design (RWD)


Linkedin: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/huangjay

cpolis 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara, CA

* Ruby and JavaScript developer with focus on Data Visualization, d3.js, Backbone.js, Ruby on Rails

* Can work across the stack, decent eye for design, author of two popular jQuery plugins

* Have worked with startups, two YC companies, worked remotely, built many MVPs and live applications

Recent projects:

- Fast growing, RoR based classifieds site for general aviation: http://www.PlaneBoard.com

- Building dashboards and managing data visualization, reporting for a hedge fund

- Misc visualizations in d3: http://www.bytemuse.com/post/k-means-clustering-visualizatio... http://www.bytemuse.com/post/centrally-located-us-state-capi... http://www.bytemuse.com/post/sochi-winter-olympics-medals-by... http://www.bytemuse.com/post/drought-historical-rainfall-cal...


Email: cmpolis@gmail.com

Blog: http://www.bytemuse.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrispolis

Github: https://github.com/cmpolis

Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/users/238672/cmpolis

ashraful 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - REMOTE - Web+Mobile UI designer and front-end developer.

4+ years of experience with designing usable interfaces with a focus on increasing user conversions.

Designed patio11's site which increased his conversion rate and profits:



Also designed the VideoLAN website and the interface for VLC Media Player for Windows 8:



Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/Jquery.

Knowledge of Ruby, Rails, BackboneJS, Git and Heroku.

Portfolio: http://ashraful.me/work

Pricing: $55/hour

Email: ashrafulsf@gmail.com

gk1 7 days ago 0 replies      

I help startups get more users/customers from existing (or new) traffic. I do this by analyzing your conversion funnel and then optimizing it with tactics like A/B testing, automated emails, collecting feedback, etc. Not tracking your funnel? I can help with that too.

I don't just give drive-by advice. I write code, copywrite, setup A/B tests, setup email lists, configure Analytics, ... whatever it takes.

More info, case studies, and testimonials here: http://www.gkogan.co

Contact me directly at: greg[at]gkogan[dot]co.

shubhamjain 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, India (Full time)

I am a full stack developer who loves to create things that can be useful for others. If you want someone who not only gets the job done on time but is constantly bugged by how to do it better, or how to solve recurring problem programmatically, then I am your guy.

4+ years experience in developing with LAMP stack and front end technologies with lots of freelancing gigs under my belt.

Keywords: nginx, jquery, bootstrap, mapstraction, javascript, php, python, shell, codeigniter, cakephp, node.js, apache2, mysql, git, svn, regular expressions


Github: https://github.com/shubhamjain/Homepage: http://coffeecoder.net/Email: shubham@coffeecoder.netStack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/users/388350/shubham

dennybritz 7 days ago 0 replies      

10+ years experience in software-, web- and database development. Computer Science Degree from UC Berkeley (Bachelor's) and Stanford (in progress)


- Full-stack development with Ruby on Rails (and common frontend technologies)

- Machine Learning and data mining (my research focus)

- Natural Language Processing (my research focus)

- "Big Data" and distributed systems - Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Cassandra, Spark, Graphlab, AWS, etc

- Anything startup-related

Languages: Scala, Ruby, Java, Python, Javascript, Coffeescript, jQuery, HTML/CSS, SASS, LESS, Haml, Slim, C++, MatlabTechnologies/Feameworks: Ruby on Rails, numpy, scikit-learn, Bootstrap, PostgreSQL, MySQL, AWS, EC2, S3, Redshift, EMR, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Cassandra, Spark, Shark, Graphlab, Git, MongoDB, memcached, redis

Have references from previous freelance work if needed.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennybritz/

Github: http://github.com/dennybritz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dennybritz

Email: dennybritz [at] gmail

lgleason 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, Atlanta GA or Remote

I run a small boutique consultancy called Polyglot Programming. We are both experienced software developers who have been in the industry for a while. Our strengths are Ruby/Rails, AngularJS, D3JS, Java, Responsive Design/Mobile Applications, Google Glass, Development, Scaling/Service Oriented Architectures, Analytics/Big Data, Rescue Projects.

We regularly speak at conferences http://www.polyglotprogramminginc.com/presentationstalks/,and contribute to open source. You can read our blog to get an idea of what we work on and how we think. http://www.polyglotprogramminginc.com/blog/

dylanrw 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote - Long or Short Term Consultation

I am a Product Designer (Interaction Design/UI/UX). I have experience relevant to products from iOS & Android to Large Web Platforms. I typically consult on or perform the following:

- Product management - strategy, best practices, team building, implementation.

- Product design - strategy, best practices, team building, process, interaction design, ui design, iconography.

- Front end dev - I tend to build most things I spec at the very least to a minimum in which there is no chance of fidelity loss from prototype to final product. I've also setup processes for growing teams and established best practices for new hires.

- iOS design/dev

info@bvrgroup.us | http://bvrgroup.us | http://dribbble.com/dylanrw

mvid 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco - Remote - Travel Possible

Experienced pair of software developers with a history in startups. Proficient in:

  * Python  ['django', 'bottle', 'google.app.engine']  * Javascript  ['angular','backbone','node'];  * Clojure  '(Compojure)  * Haskell, Go (and other esoterics)
We've helped entrepreneurs develop their MVP, as well as large companies develop core features. We provide services such as feature development, product management, and software auditing. Previous engagements include Getaround, Codecademy, Factset, Wakemate, drip.fm, Swiftstack, and Changetip, among others.

For more info see our page at http://turbines.io, or talk to us at hn@turbines.io

Imagenuity 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK -- remote (or Seattle/Portland)

Just want a banana, and end up getting the gorilla and jungle too? My experience will help you define your business needs, and come up with the right solution to fit your requirements.

Full-Stack Developer. Front end development in Angular, responsive HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript, and RESTful APIs built with PHP or Node.js on the server. Emphasis on a strong design to build projects that are simple and attractive.

Specializing in iOS and Android apps built with Cordova/PhoneGap that work beautifully on different screen sizes and devices. Newly added Ionic skills to the toolbelt.

20+ years professional software developer, 15+ years freelance

app website: http://imagenuity.com




more examples of work http://jimbergman.net

Let's discuss your project - contact: jim at jimbergman.net or http://jimbergman.net/

kingofspain 7 days ago 0 replies      

UK based developer with design thrown in. Lately I've been mainly working on iOS & Android apps but I have a long history in web dev too.

Recent work:

iOS & Android: was 'app of the week' in a UK national newspaper & recently won a Moma award.

* https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitchup.com-campsite-caravan...

* https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pitbot.pit...


* https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/eatmcr/id384069000

I also have another one due out in the next few days, which I can give more info for on request.

Other recent work:

* http://www.yourtimecounts.org.uk

* http://www.peopleinresearch.org

Techblast: Titanium, Phonegap, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, responsive design, Wordpress, etc etc.

Contact details are in profile or via http://pitbot.net

up_and_up 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Michigan.

Looking for part-time fullstack RUBY, RAILS, or Devops based projects.

Midwest billing rates.

Senior Developer 8+ years exp.

* Fullstack Ruby/Rails development: frontend/backend/devops

* Javascript heavy apps and Backbone.js

* 3rd party API integrations. Custom gems and plugins

* Manage the server, with or without chef

* Mysql, Postgres or MongoDB

* MVP/prototypes

* Rescue/refactor stale/failing projects

More: http://featlabs.com/

For project inquiries send an email to: projects `at` featlabs `dot` com=================

sidmitra 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Freelance Python/Django/jQuery, with extensive experience building e-commerce marketplaces. I have a research background, data analysis, playing around with NLP right now. I run a django dev shop, currently taking gigs for it. Here's my portfolio:

* http://www.cloudshuffle.com/

* http://www.sidmitra.com/portfolio.html

Contact details in my profile or the link above. Here're some examples from my portfolio:

* http://turbotaxcpaselect.intuit.com - Turbotax CPA Select, to help select accountants.

* http://www.ecomarket.com - An online marketplace for ethical and eco friendly products.

* http://www.teaspiller.com - An online marketplace for tax experts. [Recently acquired by Intuit]

* http://www.hypedsound.com

Github: http://github.com/sidmitra

Homepage: http://www.sidmitra.com

creature 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, on European hours

I'm a full stack web developer with nearly a decade of experience. I generally work with Ruby, Python, JavaScript, and/or PHP, but I've used several other languages professionally and would welcome the chance to pick up something new if the project required it. I'm fully booked right now, but am available from the end of June. I generally take on one client at a time, so I'm looking for something full-time or close to it.

I spent 4 years at Last.fm developing software used by millions of people, worked at a similar scale at Sun Microsystems, have helped small teams fix their legacy codebase to escape their technical debt, and mentored developers & businesses. I particularly like small teams/startups, and like shaping the product/business direction too.

You can find out more about me at http://alexpounds.com/cv.

callmeed 6 days ago 0 replies      

I need a Lua developer or someone with similar experience (Ruby, Python, etc.) who wants to pick it up as they go.

I have an almost-completed Adobe Lightroom Plugin that I need completed. The SDK uses Lua. After that, I have a second plugin I need developed (likely more of a fork of the first).

Email is in my profile.

rglover 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK Chicago, IL (remote preferred)


Designer, developer, UX geek. Available for part-time/quickie consulting.

Looking to help teams work through UX/flow issues and come up with fun ways to handle things like user onboarding, feature development, and general improvement of product experience.

Easiest point of entry, a one page report/review of your app in its current state. This includes: quick tips for improvement, high-level issues, and recommendations for long-term development of the experience. Offering this for $999.

Interested? me@ryanglover.net.


robertnealan 5 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - San Francisco - Remote or Travel

UI/UX Designer & Frontend Developer with a penchant for clean, responsive layouts. Experience with HTML5, CSS3, SCSS + Compass, LESS, javascript, jQuery, AWS, and currently working with nodeJS/Express.

Company portfolio at http://atomidesign.com, more recent work includes http://californianaturel.com and http://mainlandskateandsurf.com.

Additional work available upon request.

Contact: rob@atomidesign.com

Kliment 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote only, hardware developer

I do rapid hardware/electronics/robotics development, focusing on getting from idea to prototype quickly. Extensive experience with 3d printing and motion control. Prefer to work on open source hardware, this is reflected in rates. I will not do work that's intended to result in patents, nor will I sign an NDA. Contact me at kliment at 0xfb.com

paf31 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Los Angeles (remote or local)

Experienced developer with a strong background in Mathematics looking for small to medium projects (approx. 20 hrs/week). Keywords: C#, F#, Java, Scala, Haskell, Javascript, TypeScript

Specialties: Domain specific languages (DSLs), Compiler implementation, Framework implementation, Statistics, Geometry

I enjoy writing reliable code in strongly typed functional languages, or using the techniques of strongly-typed functional programming in other languages.

GitHub: http://github.com/paf31, http://github.com/purescript

Website/Resume/Blog: http://functorial.com

Contact: my username at cantab dot net

timrogers 7 days ago 0 replies      

I'm a Ruby developer based in London, looking for contract work to go alongside my part-time work at a successful YC startup and my undergraduate studies.

I love working in Rails, and have particularly outstanding experience building Twilio applications, from whole-company phone systems to small SMS services. I spoke about a cloud-based phone system I built at Twilio's European conference in 2013.

Apart from that, I have plenty of general Ruby experience, working with clients from charities to web hosting companies. I'm not afraid to work in Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3, and am happy to negotiate on price to find an arrangement that works for you.

https://github.com/timrogers http://timrogers.co.uk/portfolio

Think I can help? Drop me a line at me@timrogers.co.uk.

stevesunderland 4 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK: Remote or San Francisco, CA

Designer + Developer = Unicorn!

I have over 10 years of experience in Graphic Design and Web Development. I have created websites, mobile apps, brand identities and marketing materials for a variety of companies including startups, advertising agencies, artists, architects and non-profit organizations.

I specialize in responsive design, rapid prototyping and user experience.

DESIGN: websites, mobile apps, logos, banner ads, marketing material, advertising, billboards, trade show displays, packaging, 3D modeling, photo retouching

DEVELOPMENT: HTML, CSS, LESS, JavaScript, Angular, jQuery, PHP, Django, MySQL, Bootstrap, Foundation REST APIs, Wordpress, Modx, Git

PORTFOLIO: http://stevesunderland.com

LINKEDIN: http://linkedin.com/in/stevesunderland

CONTACT: stevesunderland(at)gmail.com

jayshahtx 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote (based in Austin)

Hire me to analyze/curate large data sets, extract insights, and build predictive models. Significant experience in Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, general data science

Previous work:

- Used machine learning to automate $1MM service at Umbel (Austin Startup)- recommended ads for clients to run o Facebook by analyzing 1B+ data points, forecast ad prices with 98% accuracy

- Used local Twitter sentiment to predict quality of life (model used to predict poverty rates, population density, etc)

- [Current] Using machine learning forecast concert ticket prices

I'm a triple major student at UT Austin with an almost perfect GPA. Graduating this year, lover of all data. Email me at jayshahtx [at] gmail dot com or visit me at www.jayshah.me

canadiancreed 7 days ago 0 replies      

I am a web application developer with a full understanding of taking projects from idea to reality, and the full technology stack needed to make such an application come to life.

Languages I've use: PHP, Java, Perl, JavaScript Environments I've worked in: LAMP, Windows, Linux, BSD, VAX Databases I've stored data in: MySQL, MSSQL, Postgres Frameworks I've used: Zend, jQuery, Struts, Spring, JavaFX, CakePHP

Most professional experience is in the back end web development realm, with some "moonlighting" with desktop and mobile application development

Preference given for long term projects.

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/canadiancreed

If my skillset would be useful to your project or needs, please contact me at creedis at gmail dot com

logn 7 days ago 0 replies      

Consulting on web scraping projects ($100/hr). Also, I built http://screenslicer.com (an automatic, zero-config web scraper which costs $80/instance/month) and am happy to integrate this into your project at a very affordable rate ($15/hr).





NewHatMatt 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Memphis, TN or Remote

I'm a Computer Engineer with a love of front-end web design and development. I've developed front-end and back-end web applications, along with native standalone applications.

I have experience with:


* JavaScript/jQuery/Node.JS/Socket.IO

* Ruby on Rails


* Python

* C#

* Java

* C/C++

Portfolio: http://matthewhoelter.com/portfolio.html

Email: hello [at] matthewhoelter.com

I'm always happy to talk, so feel free to drop me a line anytime.

twfarland 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Part-time/One-off contracts.

I specialise in front-end web design/development, but also do solid backend dev in nodejs/golang/racket. I've > 8 years experience working in startups, corporate environments, and agencies. Currently available 20 hours per week. Rate 50 EUR/hr

CV: http://twfarland.github.io/Github: https://githib.com/twfarland/

fn 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote OK (or Toronto)

I am a full-stack web developer and have been freelancing for a couple years now -- previously I was the CTO/cofounder of an acquired startup, and I have more than a decade of professional development experience under my belt.

My preferred weapon of choice is Ruby on Rails and its associated stack -- I've been working with Rails for 8 years, so I know the entire stack and ecosystem backwards and forwards. Other alphabet soup: Coffeescript, jQuery, Heroku, AWS, Ubuntu, Vagrant, etc.

I am looking for contract/freelance work on large or small projects alike. I frequently work with US and other international companies remotely (with site visits if necessary).

Contact: fredngo at gmail dot com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredngo

grimtrigger 7 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work - NYC(New York City) or Remote

I'm a full stack web developer based in New York City. My bread and butter is Javascript, Backbone, PHP, and mySQL. I also have experience with Phonegap/Cordova.

Skills: HTML(5), CSS(3), Bootstrap, Javascript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Underscore.js, JSON, AJAX, Backbone.js, D3.js, PHP, mySQL, Cordova/PhoneGap, Git, Photoshop

You can see more of my info at http://aakilfernandes.com

brandonhsiao 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK as a full-stack web developer. Mostly Python for backend and CoffeeScript for frontend, though I know most of the important languages.


Stuff I've built:

* http://betatype.io

* http://prototypefor2345.com

* http://robotgame.org

* http://rokumo.com


Resume: http://brandonhsiao.com/code.html

Email: bh@betatype.io

_august 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote/Part-time (SF Bay Area)


I'm a Front-end Javascript / Meteor Developer. I also have some experience with BackboneJS and Angular. Love great UI / UX design, I design web apps using Sketch 2.

I'm interested to work on web apps in the following spaces: fitness, travel, health, community improvement, learning & education. There are more I haven't thought of, but generally not interested in business tools and social networking/messaging apps.

If you have an idea for a webapp, I am available to develop your MVP with the meteor framework, a highly funded javascript platform that's nearing it's 1.0 release. It allows incredibly fast development of new ideas to test the market. For justification, check out http://differential.io/meteor

I'm available to discuss your work in person in the SF/Bekerley area. Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks for reading!

- Shridhar


Website: http://shridhargupta.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/shridhar-gupta/98/321/563Email: shri90@gmail.com

anthony_franco 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in San Francisco)

I'm a full stack Rails developer with experience building and scaling my own startups. I've built consumer applications that served millions of users, as well as profitable SaaS applications targeted at businesses. Check out my website to learn more: http://sanfranlabs.com.

Email me to say hello: anthony@sanfranlabs.com

robertha 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Chicago area or remote Full-stack web developer and freelancer with 10 years of experience and a math background looking for work in the Chicago area. So far Ive specialized on digital startups, and have worked with clients out of Chicagos 1871--I love building MVPs. Throughout my work Ive also been involved in helping startups build the back end of their application, design and optimize their websites and develop their business. Interested in short and long term projects. While working with me you'll also get access to a copywriter and an artist/designer.

Primary Specialties:

- MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular.js, Node.js)

- LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), including Wordpress

- Server set up on: CentOS, Solaris, Ubuntu, and Debian

- Data analysis in R and SAS

All of my development is responsive. In the past, Ive worked on e-commerce sites, social networks, mobile versions of websites, and other projects. Here are some publicly available examples:

http://loadcost.com - Node.js (JavaScript), data analysis model written in R

http://yolobe.com - Node.js (JavaScript)

http://foundintown.com - PHP

References from past clients available. If you are interested, email me at: robert.haidari@gmail.com

mnn7k 3 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK (Remote or Local in Toronto, ON)

I am a Senior Mobile developer experienced in developing anything from tiny prototypes to epic projects I have developed over 18 applications/games and maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of positions.

My primary development areas include:

- iOS Application

- iOS Games

- Android Games

Right now I am interested in a quality freelance project as I have taken a break from my full-time job.

You can reach me at mkaseem87(at)yahoo.com for more details.

chroman 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in Mexico)

Im a iOS Engineer based in Mxico with almost 4 years of experience. My expert area is native iOS development but I also do Android and Web development with Ruby on Rails.

Over the last 3 years I have worked on more than 20 native iOS apps including client, in-house and own App Store apps.

I love challenges and Im always looking for opportunities to do awesome things.

Portfolio (Only relevant and public work): http://chroman.me/portfolio

GitHub: https://github.com/chroman

App store apps: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/christian-roman/id522264047

Design stuff (I'm also a designer): http://dribbble.com/chroman, https://www.behance.net/chroman

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chroman

Resume: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qduuv61qpp6pwn/ChristianRoman_res...

Contact: chroman16@gmail.com

logicdispatch 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Southeast/Mid/West Michigan

We are a small, experienced team trying to get off the ground doing cross-platform mobile, web, desktop and game development.

Languages: C#, C++, Objective-C, Java, Javascript, Clojure

Other Buzzwords: Xamarin, Cocos2D-x, SpriteKit, Unity, Angular, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, ASP.NET [WebForms, MVC, Web API], NancyFX

More information can be found at http://www.logicdispatch.com or email mark[dot]rathwell[at]gmail.

professorTuring 6 days ago 0 replies      

I would like to help your enterprise with your security concerns in the development life cycle (SDLC security). I can also work with you in different security areas, I just believe this should be the more attractive to people around here.

We will walk together and I will enable you to achieve your goals in a secure way. Just smart security for your business.

I am seeking for my first remote work so I will give the first an special rate.

Contact me here or at my e-mail professorTuring-at-gmail...

vuzum 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (based in Spain and Romania)

We're Vuzum, a boutique digital studio focused on delivering great experiences. We are a team of 20+ developers and digital artists spread across two offices, in Spain and Romania.

We believe in delivering a quality service, in being direct, in transparent pricing and openness. We approach each project with the scope of delivering high quality for each pixel we put on screen.


Below are some of the latest projects we did:

* US Navy Digital Signage: http://www.vuzum.com/work/project/us-navy-signage

* Camron: http://camronpr.com/

* Radian: http://www.radianboston.com/

* 1407: http://1407bway.com/


We're building small to large scale projects using up to date technologies and PASSION AS A SERVICE. Find out more and get in touch at www.vuzum.com.

mgl 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (based in Poland)

We are a full-stack team building complex web application in Java (JPA/Hibernate, Spring, Play, Bootstrap/HTML5, Javascript/JQuery, etc.) with heavy back-end background (trading platforms, crowdfunding websites, document processing, etc.) gained delivering high throughput and low latency systems for investment banks and insurance companies. Currently working remotely in Scrum with great success with a number of clients based in the UK and US but always looking for new challenges. As we are based in Poland, EU our rates start at $50 per hour.

You can find more about us here: http://codedose.com or just drop me a line at mg at codedose dot com.

dj_axl 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Los Angeles, CA - Onsite or Remote

14+ years experience as enterprise software engineer/architect including scalable n-tier web applications serving millions of users.

Keywords: C#, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DBA, ASP.NET, MVC, SOA, web services, Python, R, C, machine learning

los [dot] angeles [dot] engineer [dot] 310 [at] gmail [dot] com

desmondmonster 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK, New York City, remote or onsite

I've been a full-stack web developer for the last four years. Before that I worked as an accountant, a bass player, and even built point-to-point tube amplifiers. These days my main tools are Ruby and the Rails ecosystem with some work in iOS and Clojure. I've built analytics systems, consumer-facing health care sites (not the big one that failed!), and enterprise-oriented education products. I'm also good with APIs and infrastructure.

My main strength is the combination of humor and empathy I've developed throughout my diverse experiences. The code needs to work, but it's a pyrrhic victory if the complementary human realities of the stakeholders and team members involved are ignored. Before I program anything, I listen, ask questions, and think.

Available for part-time engagements (20-25 hrs/week) involving development, project management, or strategic planning.


pa7 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote (based in Austria)

I'm a Web Developer with a strong interest in data visualization, product management, and mathematics.

I'm the author of heatmap.js, nude.js and many other projects.

Find out more about me on my website:http://www.patrick-wied.at


My ideal client would need my services in frontend development and/or data visualization.


Github: https://github.com/pa7

egze 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Hamburg/Germany or Remote

We are a young web agency helping startups with development and design. We can translate your idea into a successful web product, all the way from concept to completion.

What we can do:

* App Design, UI / UX

* All kinds of projects with Ruby on Rails

* Full-Text search with Elasticsearch

Check out our website to learn more: http://byteflip.de

seekingdev_00 7 days ago 0 replies      

Full-time / Part-time Contract position for a very good full-stack Rails developer

Responsibilities: Add additional functionality to our existing Rails web app. Add a full Admin panel (including simple content management for static pages). Preferably you will then provide ongoing maintenance and support on a very part-time basis after the main project is complete - perhaps 5 hours per week.

The code is in very good shape with good test coverage.

Location: remote - Anywhere in the Western World

Requirements: At least 2 years solid experience building complex web applications in RoR. You have examples of live Rails web apps you developed that you can show us. Expertise in Rails 4, Ruby 2, jQuery. Expertise in both backend and front end development. You have at least 20 hours/week available. You can start soon.

Please include your CV, links to past projects you had a very significant part in developing that are still live, and a link to your Linkedin profile if you have one.

Applications: [railswebappproject] a.t. g-m-a-i-l

infincia 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, Freelance

I'm primarily a Mac and iOS developer. I've been working with both platforms, writing native Objective-C and C, and working with Apple's frameworks (and 3rd party frameworks like TwUI when necessary) for just a little over 5 years now.

I also have experience porting software to the Mac and iOS from other platforms. The most recent project I ported from Windows to Mac was an app called Hypegram[1].

I've also designed, implemented and managed the deployment and continued operation of complete app backend systems written with Python for my own projects and for clients.

And I've got about 8 years experience working with Linux in production environments.

[1] http://lifehacker.com/5981974/hypegram-for-mac-brings-the-si...

Email: steve@infincia.comWebsite: http://infincia.com

csbartus 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote or onsite - Web designer and developer

I'm one of the few unicorns available today.

From consulting to deployment I can help you to deliver your message across all devices and browsers.

Working with me you'll get more. A product instead of a simple website.

- Styleguide Driven Design & Development

- Atomic Web Design

- Mobile First Responsive Web Design

- Project Timeline and Documentation

- Standards Compliance

- Integration with Ecosystems

I can start immediately. Please contact me via email: bartus.csongor@gmail.com or Skype: csbartus.

More details: http://its-csongor.com

zura 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or periodical onsite. Based in Georgia, Europe.

Experienced C++ engineer with a diverse background, including systems programming and rich cross-platform software development.

Interested in projects involving:

C++, C, Go (Golang), Erlang, Prolog, Haskell

Games, AI; Systems programming; Complex desktop or server systems; wxWidgets, Qt; Mobile apps; Logic and functional programming; Compilers/Interpreters/semantics

github: https://github.com/zura-kh

E-mail: zura.jobs 'at gmail.com

molsongolden 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote, Mid-Atlantic, or Project-based travel

One of the few non-programmers here, I'm a CPA who can wear multiple hats and generally help to get projects out the door.

* Project Management

* Financial Statement Prep

* Ad Hoc Analysis

* Business Plan Creation

* Strategic Planning

* Accounting System & Internal Control Planning

* QuickBooks Setup & Training


I'm working on a new website and will have it up for next month's posting.

ark15 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote (Based in TX)

I am originally a full stack enterprise software engineer with focus on building web/backend applications on HTML5 & JAVA stack.


I have realized that my ability to communicate equally effectively with business and technical people adds way more value than utilizing just my technical skill set.

I remain my client's single point of contact for everything from signing contracts to pointing to the line of code under discussion but I work with a small but top notch technical team (off shore) where everyone takes pride in their craft.

It helps me keep our rates considerably low compared to my full time rates and provide terrific value at a really good price point.

My current clients (individual groups within large enterprises) love this approach.


Keywords: JAVA, springframework, Sencha (ExtJS/Touch,Architect), JavaScript, JAX-RS, JAX-WS, enterprise applications

Contact info in my profile.

vsergiu 7 days ago 0 replies      

I'm a Full Stack web developer and Consultant for over 5 years. I have extensive experience with PHP(Symfony 2, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Zend, Slim), JavaScript(Node.js, Angular.js, Jquery), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Meteor.js and others.

I am good at fixing spaghetti code produced by the rapid pace of early-stage startups, API development, prototyping an application or building complex ones. I can help your team with training and code review and I can improve and scale your existing project or create a new API for your application.

My aim is to help you improve your business and deliver quality solutions. I can work for you remote from Dublin or can fly to your offices if you are based in Europe. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/variu-sergiu/78/35b/2a

You can contact me via email(in profile) or Skype: mythriel.dan

itake 7 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work: Remote (based in Atlanta, GA) - http://www.kcoleman.me

Full stack RoR web developer looking for interesting projects.

    1) 200k tickets sold on a platform I designed    2) ~$20k/mo income from spree e-commerce platform I maintained    3) RESTful resume parsing service at CareerBuilder.com
My 'stack':

    Rails    C#.net / ASP.net / MVC    HTML/SLIM    CSS/LESS/Sass    JavaScript    Angular.js    D3.js    Node.js (Express.js, Sails.js)    MySQL    PostgreSQL
Checkout a few things I have worked on: http://www.kcoleman.me/projects

Chat with me at http://www.kcoleman.me/chat or email me at (Kevin.Coleman@gatech.edu)

- Kevin Coleman

bglenn09 4 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK: Remote (based in New York, NY)

I'm a Sencha specialist looking for Sencha Touch and ExtJS projects. I code full-stack (Rails and Node.js on the back-end) so would be interested in full-stack projects as well as client-only projects.

Please email me at barry[at]barrypeerless[dot]com if I could be of help. Thanks!

tomFromIEEE 7 days ago 1 reply      

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) On-site in Piscataway, NJ or remote for extremely strong candidates

Multiple exciting roles are available for technical innovators who can drive product design and then make their vision come to fruition.

You would be working within a team dedicated experimentation and research and development. Some of our ideas stick, others do not. You should be comfortable working in an environment where priorities rapidly change - and you must be able to manage yourself.

Interested individuals should email innovation@ieee.org and include the type of work you most enjoy doing, areas of technology that you'd want to get involved with if you had the chance, how much time you have per week to dedicate to this work, and your hourly rate.

I am placing a premium right now on front-end designer/developer hybrids. You know who you are...

songc 7 days ago 1 reply      

Songspace (https://songspace.com) Nashville TN or remoteSongspace is building a new data management system and songwriting tool to power the next phase of the music industry. One part creative app for songwriters & artists (think Evernote) and one part content management system / API for labels and publishers, we utilize the creative process to aggregate assets and data (recordings, lyrics, and copyright ownership details, and music metadata) for music enterprises.

We're looking for a developer for the following positions:

iOS developer

For more information visit https://songspace.com/open-positions-at-songspace or email chris@songspace.com

jkaykin 5 days ago 0 replies      

I have been writing code for more than 4 years now. I am a motivated, self-taught developer and my work on many projects has driven my strengths: Ruby on Rails/Sinatra/Padrino, HTML, CSS, Javascript. I can manage a completely new development project or pick up where another developer left off. I pride myself on working closely with my clients and love working on new, exciting projects.

Looking forward to working with you!

Email: jkaykin@gmail.com

lukes 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - London (remote)

Over my 12 years as a developer I have completed countless web applications for companies ranging from small startups to established companies building new products.

My top priorities are to deliver projects on time and on budget, with clean, maintainable and sensibility tested code.

I am comfortable across the whole stack, using mostly Rails, LESS/SASS and jQuery/Spine/Backbone to deliver rich, responsive sites. Recently I have started working with two additional excellent developers, so can deliver larger projects if required.

I tend to work either for companies building a new application but lack the man power internally, or new companies seeking to develop the initial version of their product.

Contact me at luke@sketchconsulting.com and I can provide further details.

joelhumphrey 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Arcadia, CA - Onsite or Remote

Over 15 years of front-end/back-end web development with solid experience in responsive design, unit testing and delivering secure, maintainable code. I have excellent communication skills and always respond quickly to requests. Opportunities that I am actively seeking:

WordPress theme and plugin development

CMS troubleshooting - Joomla, WordPress and Drupal

Tutoring/mentoring aspiring developers

Skills: CSS, XSLT, MySQL, PHP, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Apache web server, Git, Google Analytics, Photoshop


Give me a call if you see a good fit for your project.

Phone number, email and examples of work in profile: https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=joelhumphrey

gault8121 7 days ago 1 reply      
Seeking Freelancer - Designer / Front End Developer

Quill is a web app that provides interactive writing lessons. Quill is a free site, and we're an open source, nonprofit organization. Quill launched eight months ago, and we now have 10,000 students using the site, with 2,000 students using the site daily. We were recently awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation, and we'd now like to commit to a visual update of the site. We're looking for a designer/front end developer who can update our aesthetic and implement those changes.

Contact me at peter@quill.org

theboss 7 days ago 1 reply      
I'm seeking work to freelance as a security consultant on short engagements or small projects. Because of this my going rate is quite low.

I specialize in webapp security, cryptography, android security, and love PHP (developers nightmare is a hackers dream).

Contact me at my profile's email address

apineda 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remotejavascript, python, data viz, svg


kiliancs 6 days ago 0 replies      

Expertise: System Integration, IBM Maximo, Full Stack Web Developer, Software Developer

Skills: Java, C#, Python, Lua, XML, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, LESS, SASS, Symphony2, MSSQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL MySQL, SOAP, jQuery, MooTools, IBM Maximo (Tivoli platform), BIRT, Git, SVN, Photoshop, API design.

I'm looking for remote work on IBM Maximo, integration of systems or web/mobile/desktop software development.

I'm currently collaborating with several organizations remotely with great satisfaction for everyone.

Website: http://www.aktive.cat/ Email: kilian@aktive.cat

darka 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote or Edinburgh, UK

I'm a software engineer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I have experience navigating complicated frameworks and working with a wide variety of projects, including front-end developent, automated testing systems for startups, and internal tools for Google.

Skills: Python, PHP, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Facebook API, MySQL, C++, Chef, AWS, Linux system administration

Website: http://dariuss.net/

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/scdarius

Github: https://github.com/darka/

E-mail: darius.scerb@gmail.com

randomwalk152 7 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work: Toronto, Canada / Remote

My situation: Currently I'm working in algorithmic trading in NYC, but for various reasons I will be moving to Toronto sometime soon. This is my first time posting something like this, but it may be worth a shot. Therefore I am looking for something either remote or in the Toronto area.


- PhD in applied math from one of the top US schools

- Knowledgeable in machine learning, statistics, optimization, graph theory, etc.

- Fluent in a multitude of programming languages

Things I would be interested in working with: - Haskell, Erlang, GPUs, FPGAs, ZeroMQ, C++11, (or other cool stuff)

Contact me at randomwalk152 % gmail % com

ploureiro 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Android Developer in Adelaide, Australia (will consider remote work / in other cities)

I am an experienced Android developer (nearly 5 years of Android development). I have a very deep knowledge of the Android SDK and of Android UI/UX guidelines which is essential to create great Android apps with an "Android" feeling.

While in London I have worked for great companies like IG Group (the largest global CFD provider) and Bloomberg.

You can find my Stack Overflow, LinkedIn and portfolio in:




jnet 7 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking Work - Remote(part time)

I am a full stack web application developer looking to make some additional income. Ideally <= 16 hours per week

My stack:- C# ASP.NET web forms- Java( a small project in Play 1x)- Python( I do my personal projects in python)- PHP(I've done some small projects in PHP, I am not an expert in it though)- JavaScript( I use JavaScript extensively, mostly plain js but some frameworks like knockout as well)- CSS( have used bootstrap and other frameworks, I haven't used pre-processors like less/sass)- HTML

linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/jdnetzky/email jdnetzky at gmail dot com

AndroidJedi 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - REMOTE (California, U.S.)

I'm an experienced Android Developer, developing Android mobile apps for phones and tablets using: Android Native Development, Object Oriented Development, Android SDK, Eclipse IDE, Java, SQLite, XML and Linux.

I have Android app project experience, including: concept development, project planning, research, algorithm development, programming, testing, debugging, publishing apps to the Google Play store and product maintenance.

Resume: http://compxpressinc.com/docs/kpcv.pdf

Please contact me at: ken dot compxpress at gmail dot com

takatin 7 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - remote, South India

You might be in need of a complete branding experience covering everything from logos to stationery to social media graphics and email signatures.Or you might need just a quick logo and a website or a slick new UI design for your latest app. Either way, if you need designs done, I'm your man. I have over 7 years of experience in designing brands and developing front-ends for apps and websites, a selected few of which are available for perusal over at my portfolio site[0] and on dribbble[1].

For inquiries, my email is in my profile.

  [0] http://dffrnt.com  [1] http://dribbble.com/vjk2005

glenscott1 6 days ago 0 replies      
SEEKING WORK - Norwich, UK or remote

I have 12 years professional experience building sites and applications with open source technologies. I am an ex-Yahoo engineer, I am reliable, and I get stuff done.

I can build you a MVP quickly, or give you advice on scaling your application to thousands of users. I am also very comfortable working with large legacy code bases.

More backend focused (PHP, Perl, Python or Ruby) than front-end, but have good experience of working with standards-compliant HTML, CSS, JS as well as JQuery and D3.


redouane 7 days ago  replies      
SEEKING WORK - Remote - might consider onsite

generalist software developer here, mainly a python guy, i can do modern web development, desktop apps, backend servers, reporting / sql, scripting and more.

recent work inculude: - writing an extensible realtime telecom CDR data processing server, using a python stack- design and deployment of a log analysis solution using python, elasticsearch, logstash, and kibana

python frameworks:flask, django, sqlalchemy, pyside/qt, other: linux, rdbms, sql, redis, elasticsearch, crawling, software architecture / design patterns, distributed systems and more.

my contact info is on my profile

Show HN: Warranty Genius
21 points by codelitt  4 days ago   13 comments top 5
freerobby 4 days ago 0 replies      
I love the premise here. I built a less powerful version of this as a feature for http://www.paperphobic.com/ - it provides basic notifications, etc. before a warranty (or return policy) expires. If you can automate the process of manufacturer registration that would be amazing! Good work.
brd 4 days ago 1 reply      
Discussed and researched this idea in depth with a friend a few years back. I think its an excellent idea, sounds like you've executed well, and I love the claims assistance piece. Best of luck!
dangerboysteve 4 days ago 1 reply      
You should capture credit card details (not the numbers) for the purchase. Amex for example extended the warranty an all purchases made on the card. Perhaps even look at the store details. Costco, I believe, extends warranty on certain items.

Amex or other cards could be a promotional partner down the road.

pbhjpbhj 4 days ago 1 reply      
Clickable: https://www.warrantygenius.com/.

[Can't believe one still needs to do this here.]

khaki54 4 days ago 1 reply      
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jblow 16 days ago 24 replies      
I felt obliged to comment because I feel I know what you are talking about and I also worry that much of the advice posted so far is wrong at best, dangerous at worst.

I am 42-year-old very successful programmer who has been through a lot of situations in my career so far, many of them highly demotivating. And the best advice I have for you is to get out of what you are doing. Really. Even though you state that you are not in a position to do that, you really are. It is okay. You are free. Okay, you are helping your boyfriend's startup but what is the appropriate cost for this? Would he have you do it if he knew it was crushing your soul?

I don't use the phrase "crushing your soul" lightly. When it happens slowly, as it does in these cases, it is hard to see the scale of what is happening. But this is a very serious situation and if left unchecked it may damage the potential for you to do good work for the rest of your life. Reasons:

* The commenters who are warning about burnout are right. Burnout is a very serious situation. If you burn yourself out hard, it will be difficult to be effective at any future job you go to, even if it is ostensibly a wonderful job. Treat burnout like a physical injury. I burned myself out once and it took at least 12 years to regain full productivity. Don't do it.

* More broadly, the best and most creative work comes from a root of joy and excitement. If you lose your ability to feel joy and excitement about programming-related things, you'll be unable to do the best work. That this issue is separate from and parallel to burnout! If you are burned out, you might still be able to feel the joy and excitement briefly at the start of a project/idea, but they will fade quickly as the reality of day-to-day work sets in. Alternatively, if you are not burned out but also do not have a sense of wonder, it is likely you will never get yourself started on the good work.

* The earlier in your career it is now, the more important this time is for your development. Programmers learn by doing. If you put yourself into an environment where you are constantly challenged and are working at the top threshold of your ability, then after a few years have gone by, your skills will have increased tremendously. It is like going to intensively learn kung fu for a few years, or going into Navy SEAL training or something. But this isn't just a one-time constant increase. The faster you get things done, and the more thorough and error-free they are, the more ideas you can execute on, which means you will learn faster in the future too. Over the long term, programming skill is like compound interest. More now means a LOT more later. Less now means a LOT less later.

So if you are putting yourself into a position that is not really challenging, that is a bummer day in and day out, and you get things done slowly, you aren't just having a slow time now. You are bringing down that compound interest curve for the rest of your career. It is a serious problem.

If I could go back to my early career I would mercilessly cut out all the shitty jobs I did (and there were many of them).

One more thing, about personal identity. Early on as a programmer, I was often in situations like you describe. I didn't like what I was doing, I thought the management was dumb, I just didn't think my work was very important. I would be very depressed on projects, make slow progress, at times get into a mode where I was much of the time pretending progress simply because I could not bring myself to do the work. I just didn't have the spirit to do it. (I know many people here know what I am talking about.) Over time I got depressed about this: Do I have a terrible work ethic? Am I really just a bad programmer? A bad person? But these questions were not so verbalized or intellectualized, they were just more like an ambient malaise and a disappointment in where life was going.

What I learned, later on, is that I do not at all have a bad work ethic and I am not a bad person. In fact I am quite fierce and get huge amounts of good work done, when I believe that what I am doing is important. It turns out that, for me, to capture this feeling of importance, I had to work on my own projects (and even then it took a long time to find the ideas that really moved me). But once I found this, it basically turned me into a different person. If this is how it works for you, the difference between these two modes of life is HUGE.

Okay, this has been long and rambling. I'll cut it off here. Good luck.

Ask HN: Home Router (In)Security
3 points by d43594  1 day ago   10 comments top 6
andymurd 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hopefully, your ISP is using TR-069[1] to update your router. It's not perfect but it's not as bad as you might imagine. The router polls for updates and initiates a connection to the ISPs configuration server.

The servers are usually part of your ISP's infrastructure, not a third-party service on the public Internet.

I've seen TR-069 used very effectively to manage VOIP hardware (a lucrative target for hackers) however I was told that routers are more difficult.

The bottom line is, if you don't trust your ISP to update your router firmware, buy a different router. As others have said OpenWRT is awesome.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TR-069#Security_and_authenticat...

shawnreilly 1 day ago 0 replies      
Is the router your hardware? If the router was provided by (aka is owned by) your ISP, then I don't understand why you would expect to be able to control the firmware (it's not your hardware). From your providers perspective, this would imply that they've lost configuration management control of their hardware (not good for them). In this scenario, the simple solution is to install something downstream, for example a security appliance (firewall/vpn) or your own router with similar capabilities (use your own router as the ingress). If this is not correct, and you provided the router (ISP provides only the fiber), then you do have a valid issue. (but it could still be solved with the above solution).
clsec 1 day ago 0 replies      
You might want to take a look at these pages and see if your router supports OpenWrt or Tomato firmware.



DanBC 1 day ago 0 replies      
> Given that my logs tell me I receive unsolicited connection attempts out of some countries in the East every 5 minutes or so,

Do you have a cut and paste of those logs? Often those connections are either noise and not worth bothering about, or they're your ISP and not worth bothering about.

atmosx 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you router can run a decent version of OpenWRT then go for it. Otherwise buy a decent router, unfortunately they are not easy to find. I would say go for a carambola2, it's cheap runs OpenWRT out of the box and has FreeBSD support too, if you are good with CLI.
PeekPoke 1 day ago 2 replies      
So your ISP has the capability to automatically provide you with updates to fix security issues on your router (thus helping keep out the 'countries in the East') and you want them to turn this off?


If you're really that paranoid, I suggest you open your wallet and buy a firewall to put between the LAN port on your router and the rest of your internal devices.

Ask HN: Got invited to work at Google(for 2nd time), what to expect?
10 points by nRike  2 days ago   8 comments top 5
hkmurakami 2 days ago 1 reply      
I really wouldn't think about it too much. They'll easily reject you as quickly as they reached out to you. Recruiter performance evaluations are typically based in the raw number of placements rather than hit rate. It naturally skews them towards a shotgun approach.

Maybe you're a fantastic Dev but getting a call from them doesn't really mean much.

smileysteve 2 days ago 0 replies      
Hi, I've never worked for Google, but to answer some of your questions.

A) You got a second recruiter contacting because sometimes the recruiters aren't checking any internal database before reaching out to you, bring the:

B) Be wary of the wide net (Developer Relations, Technical Solutions, and Software Engineering) suggest that this recruiter hasn't looked into you very deeply to suggest what they think is the role you have enjoyed.

C) Google may not make you a better entrepreneur. But it could. My experiences with Google software engineers is that they sometimes feel like impersonators when attending startup events.

smartician 2 days ago 2 replies      
Recruiters scour websites like LinkedIn and email anyone who remotely seems to have relevant skills or experience. Don't read too much into it. In the interviewing process, you'll have the same odds of getting an offer as if you applied out of your own volition.
alphagenerator 2 days ago 0 replies      
I think many recruiters would e-mail goats and ask them to apply to Google if they could. I'm not sure they care or filter people very well in many cases.

This sort of thing is usually a sign that your recruiter is not a good recruiter. Break contact and move on to someone who actually tries to match you to real opportunities. Recruiters are supposed to provide value to the applicant as much as the employer.

gesman 2 days ago 0 replies      
I usually reply to recruiter that I am not interested in their online monkey coding tests, but I'd be happy to consider position and talk to Google team in person if they're serious.
Ask HN: Which is the most suitable day to launch my startup publicly?
7 points by pushkargaikwad  2 days ago   8 comments top 4
saturdayplace 2 days ago 1 reply      
The single announcement you make isn't statistically likely to make a difference in your product's success. You're better off just getting something out the door and iterating based on actual user feedback.

"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." - An old proverb

Skeletor 2 days ago 0 replies      
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JSeymourATL 2 days ago 1 reply      
Tuesday morning @ 7:30am -- bright & early, invite folks for strong primo coffee!
Ask HN: How to price a website I'm building for a friend's company
24 points by TheBiv  4 days ago   12 comments top 4
tptacek 3 days ago 2 replies      
The bill rate for serious end-to-end web application development in a modern language, where the customer provides a loose spec and the outcome is "working, usable application" is somewhere in between 100-200/hr on the very conservative (low) end.

So, take your outside estimate of how much time the project is going to take (you think 40 hours; maybe make it 48), and pick a bill rate in the spectrum of 100-200/hr. Work that into a daily rate.

Provide proposal under the following terms:

* You offer to build the project on a time & materials basis, 6 days at a daily rate of ((100..200)x8).

* Prior to starting the engagement, you will complete a proposal with detailed acceptance criteria (app MUST do this, app MUST NOT do that, app MAY do this, &c). You'll interview your client (gratis, because you're a professional) to work out that acceptance criteria in advance.

* Should any of the requirements or acceptance criteria change once contracts have been signed, you'll accommodate by adding additional billable days to the project (subject to whatever scheduling constraints you may have at the time).

* Should they want to lock in additional billable days in anticipation of changing requirements out from under you, they can buy those billable days on a retainer (use-it-or-lose-it) basis at a small (~10%) discount to your daily rate. This (or some clause like it) allows them to pay you extra (ie, for days they buy but you don't work) to guarantee that if they change their mind about some goofy feature, you'll be available immediately to accommodate, and they don't have to wait 6 months.

* Your contract will specify a class of critical bugs (security, things that potentially lose previously-stored data) and a class of major bugs (things that make the system unusable). For a period of N months (maybe 12) after delivery, you'll commit to fixing critical bugs within N days, for free if they take less than N hours to fix, and at your daily rate otherwise; repeat (but with more favorable terms for you) for major bugs.

* For an annual fee of 20% of the price of the contract, you'll provide maintenance, which (a) continues the critical/major bug fix window past the N months specified above and (b) provides an annual bucket of K billable days with which you will fix non-major bugs; this is provided on a retainer (use-it-or-lose-it) basis.

The idea is simple: you want to:

(a) Give the client something that looks as close as possible to a fixed-price project cost.

(b) Not actually commit to a fixed-price project cost more than you have to.

(c) Turn the downside of long-term bugfix support into an upside of recurring revenue.

This is just a sketch, you'd want to tune these terms. You'll also want to pay a lawyer ~$100-$200 to sanity check the contract. (Your contract will look like a boilerplate consulting contract, ending in a "Statement of Work" that is a series of "Exhibits" [contract-ese for appendix] that spells out most of the details I listed above). Pay special attention to the acceptance criteria.

Remember also that you're liable for self-employment tax, which is due quarterly, not on April 15. You might also consider registering a Delaware LLC (~$100, online) and getting a tax ID, because liability gets sticky with software you deliver to make someone else's business work. You probably do not need to consult a lawyer about LLC formation; most of the trickiness of company formation is with partnership terms and equity, which isn't your problem.

wikwocket 3 days ago 1 reply      
First off, read tptacek's excellent answer over and over until you can recite it from memory. I have been doing freelance consulting for years and I know I'm going to steal a number of his ideas.

Second, here are some additional thoughts, based on my experience doing similarly-sized gigs for similar clients.

1) To start with, just to encourage you, this is a very doable project that can be very lucrative to you (>$10k), helpful to the client, and can open the door to a lot of fun side gigs. This is the best part of consulting.

2) When looking at your first side job, the temptation will be to come up with a price based on your day job's equivalent hourly rate. Do not do this. This is easily $100+/hr work. For a real estate firm, your app may be generating millions in revenue/cost savings over a few years, and although it's a simple little project to you, building a webapp is deep magick to a business user. Try to pitch and charge based on value.

You should know your costs/equivalent hourly rate, but only as a bare minimum so you are never working at a loss.

3) Based on the fact that this project is mostly rebuilding an existing Excel spreadsheet (Pro Tip: you can get a lot of business from simply "rebuilding Excel worksheets!"), it seems like you could spec it out enough where you could offer a fixed price. You can use tptacek's approach of quoting X days at $YYYY per day, or a total fixed price.

You always have the option of going hourly though. Some clients will prefer this, but it can limit your total compensation. You can charge $X0,000 - $X00,000 for a given app (remember: deep magick) but you can't charge $X000 per hour. Do quote high though. My favorite advice is "pick the most ridiculous semi-realistic number you can think of, then double it." You can always offer a discount for Friends & Family, New Customer, Summer Sale, whatever.

4) Be vague about delivery times if you cannot take 1-2 weeks off work to complete the project. But plan to have regular deliverables/signs of life to keep them on board. Think about mockups/wireframes you can deliver.

5) Ask for at least some of the payment up-front. This will ensure they are serious, and motivate you to deliver once you receive money. :)

Home these ramblings are helpful. Welcome to the world of Real Consulting!

rustyconover 3 days ago 0 replies      
Determine the demand for your product and price your solution right below the point where people will think you're charging too much, such that they would continue to use the old way of doing things.

The finding of that price is hard. So try to find it pragmatically. Ask questions like how much do you pay your employees to do this task? How many employees do this task, what is their hourly cost? How much time will the new software/website save those employees? How will revenue or profits be increased?

Your price should be what the market is willing to pay, not what you think your software is worth or how long it will take you to build the solution. If you're going to price the solution as a service with recurring revenue, make sure you can continually justify your value to your customers on an ongoing basis. If you want to build this solution as a one time custom project, price it accordingly to the value delivered, the cost of your time, your opportunity costs, and establish a rate for ongoing care and feeding of the code base before agreeing to build the solution.

galfarragem 3 days ago 1 reply      
Just as curiosity, what tool will you use? Rails?
Thank HN: You guys helped me land my dream job.
359 points by jader201  6 days ago   60 comments top 36
moserware 6 days ago 5 replies      
When I saw Jerad's post on Hacker News, he looked like a good fit for a developer role at Kaggle. Our team interviewed him remotely and I met him in person and verified that he has the talent, curiosity, and life-long interest in software development that'll make him a great addition. We're really excited to bring him aboard.

Thanks HN for helping us make a rare find!

P.S. If you're into machine learning and/or have an interest in developing a great site for a community (like Jerad), we're always looking for more to join us: http://www.kaggle.com/careers

numlocked 6 days ago 2 replies      
Congrats! I'm a former Kaggle employee and it is an incredible place to work.
grayrest 6 days ago 0 replies      
I had a similar experience. I thought "eh, why not?" and got a surprising number of high quality leads. I started a remote working contract for a group in London on the 12th and it's been working quite well.
lazyant 6 days ago 2 replies      
I had kind of the opposite experience; interviewed one or more times with a bunch of the "Who's hiring" companies and only one had the decency to send an email with an update; the others went into radio silence.
visakanv 6 days ago 1 reply      
Congratulations! Work hard, and remember this if you ever find yourself going through a rough patch or taking things for granted. Kick butt!
Inversechi 6 days ago 0 replies      
I too was impressed by the response from posting on that thread. I had recently moved to Germany to be closer to my partner and got spotted by a company that was really interesting to me (MenschDanke [0]). Had a few interviews, met the team and all that went well and I start working on Monday :)

[0]: http://www.menschdanke.de/This thread should definitely be continued!

agentultra 6 days ago 1 reply      
I too had a good experience and had the opportunity to speak with many interesting people... however the only thing lacking was the visibility of my preferences. I wasn't surprised that the majority of people who contacted me were from SF but everyone who had seemed oblivious to the fact that I'm based in Canada, not interested in relocating, but love to work remotely.

If we do another thread I will certainly try again (still looking).

gs7 6 days ago 0 replies      
I agree that the Who Wants To Be Hired thread is valuable and helpful. I was a bit late to the party, but I still had 4 companies and 2 recruiters contact me, one of which turned into an on-site interview at a YC company. I would definitely love to see this thread continue to be posted every month.
piratebroadcast 6 days ago 0 replies      
Really happy for you Jared! I'm a full-stack Rails dev in Boston and posted in the new "Who's Looking?" thread. Wish me luck.
lbacaj 6 days ago 1 reply      
First off, Congrats!

Secondly, I didn't know those things actually worked so I never bothered posting so good to see that they do.

clavalle 6 days ago 0 replies      
I'll have to give the 'Who Wants to Be Hired' thread a try when it comes up again.

Thanks for sharing your story! Very motivating!

Killswitch 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations! I found my dream job in IRC. It's always the unusual places you find your dream job. Kaggle looks very interesting.

Good luck to both you.

mkesper 6 days ago 0 replies      
Hope the dream continues when you actually start working. :
antr 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats! Lets hope more people land their dream job via HN.
jackmaney 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations! Kaggle sounds like a wonderful place to work.
michaelochurch 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like that.
jlt 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations! It's good to see people getting results from the "Who wants to be hired?" threads!
serf 6 days ago 1 reply      
gratz on the job.

did you ever implement the 'bells' system for the animal crossing site? That idea intrigued me as a workaround for ad blockers.

samk9080 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats Jerad!

P.S. Kaggle sounds like a great place to work - Just out of curiosity do you know if Kaggle is looking for any front-end devs.? :)

Zhian 6 days ago 0 replies      
Wow, congrats! Like a few people on this thread, I wasn't aware these actually paid off. Well done on landing an awesome job.
jimwalsh 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats and good luck at the new job!
simonhamp 6 days ago 0 replies      
Great post! And congratulations. Hope it goes well!
ryentzer 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats. It's encouraging to hear of a jobs postings that really do work.
bjpcjp 6 days ago 0 replies      
This is awesome. Well done!
sungeuns 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulation! Kaggle is my dream company too : )
AdrienBe 6 days ago 2 replies      
Is there any threads for people located in Europe only, Switzerland more precisely?ps. It's hard to find skilled people & vice-versa so this could really help
Rulero 6 days ago 0 replies      
Well done and congratulations!
genofon 6 days ago 0 replies      
congratulations! Kaggle is a great company!
zamio 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats. This is the best use of HN!
gansai 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations.. Awesome...
bowlofstew 6 days ago 0 replies      
Very cool and congrats!
Srinivas_Tamada 6 days ago 0 replies      
Many Congrats.
hoboon 6 days ago 0 replies      
congrats! :D
ken_laun 6 days ago 0 replies      
Congratulations!Good Luck at Kaggle.
morewillie 6 days ago 0 replies      
KhalPanda 6 days ago 1 reply      
Interesting that this thread has gained so much traction. I created an "Ask HN" submission this morning asking about people's experiences with the monthly "Freelancer? Seeking freelancer?" threads, which got ignored and promptly burried!


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