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Ask HN: Business Insurance for an Enterprise Software Co.
6 points by aagha  3 hours ago   1 comment top
patio11 3 hours ago 0 replies      
You're looking for an Errors and Omissions insurance policy, likely from an insurer who has a special product line for tech businesses. Word to the wise: many of these insurers, despite having that product line, are effing clueless about technical reality. The best reason to have an agent representing you is that you won't have to educate an underwriter on the difference between on-premises and off-premises SaaS. (I have someone I can recommend -- email me if you want her contact information. Her assistance was very sanity-saving during the process.)

Your E&O policy may be bundled with a General Liability policy. GL protects you if someone slips and falls at your office, E&O if your software breaks and causes damage to customers' businesses. The fact that GL involves vastly more work, exclusions, and cost should tell you something very instructive about the insurance industry's estimation of the likelihood of having to actually pay out on your E&O insurance. [+]

You're going to use the fact of this insurance policy to drum up additional business for yourself. Given that, it makes sense to pick a nice round number. I'd suggest $1 million, which you'll find is the practical minimum anyhow.

Kalzumeus Software and Appointment Reminder share an E&O/GL policy, with an extra (priced) endorsement for data breaches and regulatory defense (i.e. HIPAA). The policy was priced based on a combination of how we earned revenue (consulting vs product income vs training, etc), how large we were in employee count, what industries we worked in, and our gross revenues.

Our policy costs on the order of $2,000 a year. Speaking with business buddies of mine, you'll find that that is roughly ballpark for most firms with less than 10 or so employees engaged in, roughly, "our line of work."

You'll find that who actually insures you is treated as a boring implementation detail, particularly if you buy through an agent, since they'll come up with a few quotes and you get to pick on a price vs. features comparison. The name on our policy is Warren Buffet's professional liability company, US Liability Insurance.

[+] So I checked my policy. Although this was not how it was explained to me, the policy describes roughly 15% of premiums going to GL and 85% going to E&O. Assuming that is accurate, that means they -- sensibly -- think I'm more likely to be sued for nuking a server than for dropping a Macbook on someone's foot.

Ask HN: HN/PH/Startup News sites, a distraction from your MVP?
10 points by fjabre  7 hours ago   4 comments top 4
acafourek 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Just like there are examples of companies/products that have become wildly successful without outside capital, or perhaps without a technical cofounder or without reading any books about Lean methodology or without ever reading a single PG essay, that is not evidence that any of those things are detrimental to one's success. Resources like HN, etc are just like any other resource- you have to filter your exposure, sift through the useless and apply your own judgment as to the appropriateness for your particular situation. They are distractions if you allow them to be and tools if you will them to be.
chatmasta 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Yes, you're right.

The HN/PH/blog ecosystem is FILLED with noise. You will learn very little, and accomplish nothing, by spending all your time reading.

You just need to stop reading, start doing, and ship.

rgovind 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Mark Zuckerberg didn't need HN to make a billion dollar company. But lesser mortals like me needed it. HN is a start. It helped me think better in terms of market. Once I am inspired, Its a good thing to visit only occasionally or for market research. I think you should also do the same

And yes, no one should aim to read all of HN..thats a time sink

aagha 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I don't use PH, but use HN in the following way: Subscribe to HN Digest [0] so I'm not checking it all day long, just once a day. And the search feature to check on issues that I'm looking for info on: employee compensation, tech x y or z, etc.

0 - http://www.hndigest.com/

What do you guys think about Dartlang?
6 points by Pharohbot  3 hours ago   3 comments top
cnbuff410 2 hours ago 2 replies      
I use it and love it. I mainly use it for frontend stuff to replace most of the javascript. Writing code in Dart is easy, fun and PREDICTABLE.

It also force me to write frontend code in a more engineered way because that's how it works, which benefits myself down the road for the millions of times I revisit and update the code.

My only problem for Dart is that its doc is not complete and dart:js is lacking comprehensive example for complex library.

But all in all I enjoy Dart a lot for my frontend development.

Ask HN: What's your favorite TED Talk?
13 points by squegles  11 hours ago   6 comments top 4
Ask HN: What are you working on right now and why is it cool?
19 points by sirroberttables  10 hours ago   18 comments top 13
convivialdingo 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Unnamed social network (#deHashed for now)

A p2p social network that utilizes djb's curve25519 crypto elements for a fully anonymous network. Almost all networking avoids the use of servers(a DHT server is used to locate initial nodes). A distributed hash table is used to route messages to avoid metadata tagging. All networks are established with ephemeral DH, all operations use authenticated & signed packets. All networking is over UDP for now.

New connections are made person to person using QR codes on screen which are also DH encrypted PKI signatures used as DH keys. Connections can also be established by exchanging random word sentences or having a friend sign your signature and vouch. Either way, we avoid all MITM attacks.

I have a few ideas to monetize, inluding secure distribution of content (micro payments), integration with bitcoin and opt-in advertising. Again, users can participate as they like and we won't ever force content on users without asking first.

Aiming for basic functional iOS and OSX beta in December.

bobbylox 7 hours ago 0 replies      
A fantasy videogame that teaches programming (within the game referred to as magic) to kids, and especially girls.http://codemancergame.com

It's cool for many reasons.1. It's a game, so that's cool.2. Magic is programming (and vice versa)! I invented a minimal visual programming language for the game.3. The current cultural context for technology is forbidding to some, so pulling the skill-building out of that context, and into a fantasy world, is more inclusive than most ways of getting started in programming.4. An author is working on a companion book to go along with the game.5. I've also promised an online course, 'Python for Codemancers' that will help people who beat the game transfer their skills into a real-world programming language.


christiangenco 9 hours ago 1 reply      

I don't really consider the project itself to be objectively cool (it lets you receive files that are too big to send over email directly to your Dropbox folder - you can send files up to 1 GB to me at http://dbinbox.com/cgenco), but it's really cool to me personally because:

* it's the first project I implemented payments through Stripe with (which is an amazingly cool API)

* it's the first side project that's generated enough revenue to quit my day job

* it gives me an active excuse to make other, cooler things that will eventually spin off as their own projects (like a cheaper Mailchimp integrated with Rails on SES)

* it's the first time I've ever needed to scale beyond one server, so I get to learn all about multi-server deployments and keeping your data (on RDS) separate from your app servers separate from your worker servers

* I'm getting really good at chugging through support emails, and thereby email in general. I've got a really nice inbox 0 flow going on that I plan to write about soon

I also now get to work whenever I want, take as much time off as I want, and not overanalyze small purchases because it's likely I'll get a notification from Stripe that I've just received an order of magnitude more money than I'm deliberating over.

It's a blast :D

rgbrgb 5 hours ago 2 replies      
Open Listings: https://www.openlistings.co/

We're trying to change the way people buy homes to make home ownership easier and more affordable. Basically if you want to put an offer in on a house, we'll represent you in the transaction and we refund you the majority of our commission (which is typically 3% of the sale price). We can charge dramatically less than a traditional realtor because we're not physically driving around and looking for the house with you (there are a plethora of apps that make that part easy to do on your own). Saving 3% may not sound like a lot but if you put it in the context of a typical 15-20% down payment, it's 15-20% of the upfront cost of purchasing a home. Put your refund into overpaying your mortgage and the savings is compounded.

This problem feels important because home ownership is essential to community -- it's hard to feel a sense of equity in your community when you have no literal equity. The data also supports this, numerous studies have shown a strong inverse correlation between home ownership rates and crime rates.

MarketMatrix 7 hours ago 0 replies      
MarketMatrix: http://marketmatrix.edgecapture.com

It's an app for the iPad that lets you watch tons of assets at the same time in the stock market. It also has voice alerts for economic calendar events.

HN really isn't the target audience for this product, but I'm looking to find people who'd give feedback and help me evolve the feature set. I'm trying to make the app something where news, signals, and market events convert into easy-to-spot effects on a tile grid. The app is cool because the app lets you visualize relationships between assets and it lets you construct those groups yourself. Oh, and the tiles in the app drift around in response to the market during the day, so you can see relationships evolve.

The challenge with making this app though is that everyone has a different broker for realtime data sources and different inputs, so I'm trying to work with different types of traders to help me craft something that is more generally usable by everyone and not just me.

friddz 5 hours ago 0 replies      

A site showing stats from the English Premier League that you do not see on the usual football sites. You can for example easily see how a team is doing compared to the same fixtures last season (http://plstats.com/#/ComparedToLastSeason/Liverpool).

It's cool because this is my first try at a passive income (ads) and its mostly built using tools/frameworks I have never used before: Go, MongoDB, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Amazon EC2.

adam_h 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Flownote: https://flownote.io

Note taking and sketching software that aims to be as easy to use as a paper notebook, with the benefit that you can have a hierarchy of notebooks and you can share, search and export your notes. That's what makes it cool. It also has markdown support and a really clean user interface.

After getting some initial user feedback and then changing and fixing a few things, I'm mainly working on the UI at the moment.

dangrossman 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Improvely: https://www.improvely.com

Conversion tracking and click fraud monitoring for online ads. I've been working on it for about two years.

Over the past few weeks I gave it an API, which was a major milestone feature on my long-term TODO list. Adding an API opens up a new market segment for me, since many SaaS customers weren't able to track customer lifetime value well without one.

I also set up 'real' load balancing for the first time. Round robin DNS, HAProxy on all the frontend boxes, and a new sharding & replication setup for the databases.

ASquare 8 hours ago 0 replies      
PlanitWide: http://planitwide.com

It's cool because it solves the biggest pain points associated with finding travel information & creating realistic itineraries

Even everyone's favorite search engine(s)contributes to the issue of findability more than most people realize.

Wrote about the problems related to search in more detail here:http://blog.planitwide.com/thing-will-take-pain-planning-tri...

Subscribe if you think travel planning is stressful/painful/inefficient :)

wise_young_man 7 hours ago 0 replies      
UserDeck: http://userdeck.com

Embedded customer support software that works with your existing website.

The first product we have is Guides, an knowledge base that you add to any page of your site and inherits the styling and blends right in.

We're looking for more users to provide feedback and pain points they experience in other tools as we build more products like ticketing and live chat in a tightly integrated way.

aegabriel 7 hours ago 1 reply      
Streamkeys: http://www.streamkeys.com

It's a Google Chrome extension that lets you control a bunch of online music players using global hotkeys.

It's cool because it's open source! And there are quite a few contributors adding new sites to the extension which is great :). Also, people seem to like it and find it useful.

lgmspb 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Staply: https://staply.co

It is basically a file messenger. It's cool because it lets you turn files and links you share into one easy to read feed. So that later you would know who sent what, when and why. Think of it as a shared folder with a messenger built-in. It also looks and works great.

JSeymourATL 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Kickstarter: Great organic coffee direct from farmers (cut out the middle man). 100% Farmer Owned > https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/640878266/coffeecsaorg-...
Ask HN: What is your opinion about the sale of digital games?
3 points by ziikutv  6 hours ago   4 comments top 4
joshschreuder 4 hours ago 0 replies      
I think the problem is with the Australian case (I am Australian FWIW) is that typically these consumer laws apply to physical goods, and it works quite well in that domain.

If your fridge breaks in a short amount of time, say 6 months after you bought it, you are entitled to receive a refund or replacement, as long as you can prove your purchase (this doesn't necessarily require a receipt). There is an acceptable amount of time that a product should last that is covered.

This is much harder to assess with non-physical items, because they may be released broken, later broken by the devs, or in perfectly working condition, and depending on the situation it is essentially impossible for the vendor to assess whether it's the fault of the dev, the customer's hardware, or the customer just wants their money back because they finished the title.

FWIW I love the Australian consumer laws, I think they are extremely beneficial to the general public and they put the onus on companies to produce and stock well-produced goods and services. I'm just not sure how to appropriately apply this to the non-physical goods market.

lazylizard 2 hours ago 0 replies      
love steam, but really want to be able to transfer games to friends. back in the day of cd/dvd games, u could actually pass games u dont play to others..
yzzxy 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Steam is well known to allow one refund per customer with close to "no questions asked" before cracking down.
wmf 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Yeah, since DRM makes it simple to disable refunded games there's really no good reason to disallow refunds. 7 days might be too long since many games can be finished in that time.
Ask HN: Follow your passion or be realistic and practical?
6 points by magicianred  7 hours ago   12 comments top 8
breakinggood 7 hours ago 2 replies      
You talk of passion, but speak in terms of escapism. It sounds like you have some personality flaws. From your short description, the writing describes someone who appears unfocused, impulsive and unreliable. If you were slave to your clients (working on your own startup), would those traits magically disappear? Also your root motivation for quitting is suspect. Don't quit because of boredom or from feeling empty. Quit because staying at your job is preventing you from taking full advantage of a growing opportunity from one of your side projects.

Also, advice on success is very situational. To replicate Arnold Schwarzenegger's success, you would need to go through physical child abuse and develop a deeply rooted negative self image. Somehow he got over it, and channeled those flaws into body building, real estate, and movies. Did he do these things because he felt unworthy and strived to become worthy? Would you want to be tortured and abused during your childhood if you had a greater chance of "success" in adulthood? For other wildly successful people, what demons are they hiding?

Whether you decide to work own your own startup full time, or stay at some job, I'd urge you to increase your chance of future success by working on yourself. Read books, do exercises, see coaches and mental health professionals.

akulbe 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Pick something, get good at it... then the passion will follow.

The follow your passion part, is starting to be shown as bad advice.

Refer to "So Good They Can't Ignore You" by Cal Newport.

He turns conventional advice on this topic on its head. Excellent book, in my opinion.

builtbybalance 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I would say this, take your savings and double it before jumping in. Your going to realize that you might be spending more money then allotted for your project. Also make friends with internet marketers and such to help you raise awareness for your brand/company. I've made friends with startups and helped them get traction and they have hooked me up with their development knowledge (not work, just answers to questions) and such.

What's your plan if this doesn't work out? Hate to say it but just wanted you to think about it.

rudolf0 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I can relate to you quite a bit, at least in terms of feeling if not experience. I'm much better working for myself than anyone else and would prefer to quit my current job and start a personal project or startup and make a living that way. I have not done so yet, but I plan to before I'm 25.

My advice would be to not (yet) quit your day job until you achieve "ramen profitability" or perhaps a bit more.

My personal advice:

1. Look into various (legal) nootropic medications, and consider seeing a doctor. Some of your issues with attention may be a result of ADHD, sleep disorders, or other things. Relatively side effect-free drugs like modafinil and piracetam are worth trying, and if a doctor does diagnose you with some issue then you could look into more serious prescriptions. You may be surprised how work that was suddenly torturous to do is now neutral, or perhaps even enjoyable, after you make small changes to your health or mind. And be sure you're getting enough sleep.

2. Continue juggling both "jobs". Odds are your side project is not currently at some critical point where not working on it full time means it's doomed to fail. This means there's not a lot of risk from spending 10-30% of your time on the side project while keeping your day job, but there's a whole lot of risk from quitting your day job.

sjg007 6 hours ago 0 replies      
As a side note, you might have ADD. It might be worth looking into if the symptoms you described seriously interfere with your life.

Practically, don't quit until you have the revenue stream and then the decision will be easy. You have one customer, try for two.

There is plenty of time. Avoid the celebritization of entrepreneurship. Focus on getting the next customer.

hbien 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Can you find something in-between? E.g. try to find a part-time job, so you can earn just enough without dipping into savings. Then spend that extra time on your side projects.
mikek 7 hours ago 0 replies      
28 is still young, particularly if you don't yet have kids. Go for it. Starting a company will only get harder as you have more responsibilities later in life.
FD3SA 6 hours ago 1 reply      
One word: strategy.

Both quitting your job and engaging in a startup are absurdly risky if you don't have a very cushy safety net.

Steve jobs was a hippie who was fine with living homeless and dumpster diving for food, so there was no downside for him in screwing around with startups. Paul Graham completed his PhD in CS from Harvard, so he had a very solid alumni network he could turn to if he ever found himself unemployed. Bill Gates and Zuck both went to Harvard and had trust funds and/or wealthy parents.

The stories you're often told of successful entrepreneurs usually leave out one important fact: to be successful, you must eliminate downside risk. Once failure costs you nothing, then it's just a matter of how big your upside can be. You want to get into a position where failure is irrelevant. That's the only way you can fail fast, and fail often.

I recommend cutting your costs down to the absolute bare minimum and investing every penny you earn. Try to establish a steady income from consulting and/or investments. Passive income and cost minimization are the keys to freedom and success in the modern economy.

You mentioned that you're worried about dating. That's a whole other can of worms. I would say focus on dating while you're working on the preparation phase (passive income/cost minimization). Once you start engaging in startups, you may not have the time.

Good luck, and remember: only show up to battles that you're likely to win. Stack the odds in your favor. The more you leave to chance, the riskier a venture becomes.

Ask HN: What small webapps do you know that have a large audience?
262 points by thinkpozzitive  3 days ago   155 comments top 83
coderholic 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://ipinfo.io API gets ~300M requests per month
tamedo 3 days ago 1 reply      
thejosh 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat is a TV calendar I have been using for like 7 years, damn thing is great.

Not sure of their exact traffic but it's pretty popular.

pgbovine 3 days ago 3 replies      
http://pythontutor.com/ my webapp) very small footprint ... just a single simple CGI script. but pulls in 6,000 - 10,000 uses per day. not "large" by commercial standards, but not bad for a free tool made by a single person.
folz 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://strawpoll.me/ - create simple straw polls that anyone can answer at a unique link. Every game streamer I watch uses it daily. Dead simple to use and a memorable name.
dhaivatpandya 3 days ago 3 replies      
http://sleepyti.me - simple concept, simple implementation, lots of users.
bsilvereagle 3 days ago 0 replies      

Math pastebin with LaTeX/HTML/Markdown mashup.

stevephillips 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://www.workflowy.com is very popular and one of my favorite apps
icco 3 days ago 3 replies      
vld 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://ip-api.com/ ~400m requests/month
gableroux 2 days ago 0 replies      

Nice tool to convert css into scss, a bit like http://js2coffee.org which has probably even more audience)

Would be nice to see css2compass as a node module like js2coffee does, we should tweet the author about this.

Very usefull tool. I dont know the analytics for those, but I use them almost everyday ;)

avirambm 3 days ago 1 reply      
lifethinkist 3 days ago 0 replies      
Productivity web apps that I have used:

- Carbon Fin Outliner (Outliner) - https://cfoutliner.appspot.com/

- Writebox (Dropbox Text Editor) - https://write-box.appspot.com/

- Toodledo (Tasks, Notes, etc) - http://www.toodledo.com/

- Textdrop App (Dropbox Text Editor)- https://www.textdropapp.com

tlongren 3 days ago 0 replies      
Launched https://passwds.io a few days ago and it's gotten 500 uniques every day since it's launch. By no means large, but growing every day. :)

And just made a new blog post about plans for passwds.io, like opening up the source: https://longren.io/introducing-passwds-io/

gabemart 3 days ago 1 reply      
What counts as a large audience?

100k monthly uniques? 1 million? 10 million?

palcu 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://idonethis.com/ is a simple idea that lots of people use.
tjazo 3 days ago 1 reply      

In many regions of the world, navigation devices only locate a fraction of buildings by their street address.Naymit lets you mark, share and find exact locations.

ninjakeyboard 3 days ago 0 replies      
not huge but jsonprettyprint.com gets 20k hits a month. http://www.similarweb.com/website/jsonprettyprint.com
instakill 3 days ago 1 reply      
I'd imagine jsfiddle.
nhoven 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://imgur.com/ comes to mind, though its scope has obviously seen a vast increase from when it first appeared
clone1018 3 days ago 0 replies      
https://minotar.net does about 4 billion requests every month. About 15 million unique "visitors".
sergiotapia 3 days ago 0 replies      

A really simple Rails CRUD app where 90% of the time was spent inputting data and making it look nice. We average about 500 daily uniques and pay for it purely by advertising revenue (lol - "revenue"). It pays for itself and is a nice resume-booster.

paulirish 3 days ago 0 replies      
Etherpad : real-time collaborative text editor. Readable URLs so great for instantly getting people together on a doc. http://etherpad.org/ is the project site but a commonly used hosted one is at https://etherpad.mozilla.org/
cageface 3 days ago 1 reply      
Interesting to consider that the vast majority of these apps could be implemented as well or better as mobile apps. I'm on record as being a skeptic of the "mobile is eating the world" meme but I do expect a lot of these kinds of smaller, more specialized apps will migrate to the computers we carry with us everywhere.
RealGeek 3 days ago 0 replies      

Used by over 50,000 internet marketers every month.

Rondom 2 days ago 0 replies      
Umap: https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/

Easily create custom maps showing distances, areas, points/pins, heatmaps...

galfarragem 2 days ago 0 replies      

Probably not a large audience but very useful: one mouse click and you are listening music.

sgrove 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://jsonip.com/ has quite a bit of traffic
sjs382 2 days ago 0 replies      
http://aboutbrowser.com -- share browser details via a link or email. Enables better troubleshooting than "What browser are you using?"
JeanPol 2 days ago 0 replies      
http://socialairways.com/ Is a nice application that connects people who are on the same flight.
jonobird1 3 days ago 0 replies      
https://targeted.io - Email testing, made by two developers. 200% growth per month. Not large in commercial standards but still large amount of users for a two man team.
mikesabat 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://www.boomeranggmail.com/ I feel like half the people I talk to at work use Boomerang for gmail. They seem small because I don't see a footprint online or much marketing from them.
agilebyte 3 days ago 1 reply      
http://scrumy.com/ - scrum board
moveelo 3 days ago 0 replies      
DoCapture got 20,000 uniques the first two days. Not much but still hitting a few hundred daily http://skakunmedia.com/docapture/
hu_me 3 days ago 2 replies      

url shortener with builtin support for google analytics link tagging utm parameters. time saver for marketers creating tracking links for google analytics.

nicky0 3 days ago 0 replies      
chintan39 3 days ago 0 replies      
akos 3 days ago 0 replies      
SunCalc is a little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location.


mattlondon 3 days ago 0 replies      

Great when I just cant remember the syntax for non-jQuery things in pure javascript!

reledi 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://www.gistboxapp.com - lets you add metadata to your GitHub gists (e.g. labels) and the search is much better
humbyvaldes 3 days ago 0 replies      
philjackson 3 days ago 1 reply      
gorkemcetin 3 days ago 0 replies      
Open source mobile analytics & push notifications - http://count.ly - more than 2000+ servers running worldwide
codes_for_food 3 days ago 0 replies      

According to their Twitter, their API serves more than 1 billion requests per month.

archagon 3 days ago 0 replies      

As with Pinboard, it became popular in the vacuum following the implosion of a large, centralized service.

zerr 3 days ago 2 replies      
Interesting, how do you explore these apps? Personally, I've never heard about any of apps mentioned so far.


>You mean how do people find out about these apps?


no_gravity 3 days ago 1 reply      
Would be interesting if we could share some actual numbers.

http://www.music-map.com has about 100k monthly users.

jipumarino 3 days ago 0 replies      

300K users per month, 600K in June and November, mainly Chilean teachers.

wenderen 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://universalscrobbler.invitationstation.org, a manual scrobbler for last.fm
Vekz 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://www.checkiday.com/ shows you what obscure holidays are happening every day.
drewvolpe 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://doodle.com/ - Very simple way to pick a time for a meeting
cplease 3 days ago 0 replies      
tonetheman 3 days ago 0 replies      

Not really a large audience. :)

vvpan 3 days ago 0 replies      
Not sure if it's small enough:https://www.toggl.com/
chadscira 3 days ago 0 replies      
http://img42.com (temporary image hosting
agbonghama 1 day ago 0 replies      
Cool list of small webapps.page bookmarked.
fowkswe 3 days ago 2 replies      
I'd love to know what kind of numbers http://bigassmessage.com/ sees.
edpichler 3 days ago 1 reply      
What can we consider a large audience? One million users?
ep103 3 days ago 0 replies      
talles 2 days ago 0 replies      
bobosha 3 days ago 0 replies      
thilokonzok 3 days ago 0 replies      
sagarjauhari 3 days ago 0 replies      
jarnix 3 days ago 0 replies      
redmattred 3 days ago 0 replies      
twixter 3 days ago 1 reply      
The only example I can think of is HN.

It's probably the only example I can conceive of existing, too, since it's in a pretty unique position of being cheap to serve and indefinitely funded (hence not under pressure to grow, monetize, or advertise to cover costs).

Ask HN: Moving to Chicago
7 points by coppolaemilio  9 hours ago   10 comments top 6
tptacek 8 hours ago 1 reply      
There's a sporadic HN meetup on Meetup.com, and the people behind it are nice, but it's going on hiatus for at least a couple months and I'm working on replacing it with something more akin to ChiSec:


I'd like to pick a bar and a "third Thursday of every month" kind of schedule and just have people show up without the RSVP dance; in particular, appreciative though I am of the generosity of sponsors, I'm not wild about meetups that happen in other people's offices.

If you're interested, you can comment here or shoot me an email.

Welcome to Chicago. This is a great city.

MarketMatrix 7 hours ago 1 reply      
I used to frequent a few of the meetups. People in this city are very friendly. I've gone to a few R users group meetings, some mobile developer meetings, and some informal bar get togethers and I can't remember a time where I didn't learn something new or pick something up from very friendly people.

Just try lots of things. Some groups last and some don't, but it's generally worthwhile to give things a shot.

objectivetruth 4 hours ago 0 replies      
1871 is a kind of digital startup incubator community thing:


timjahn 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Welcome to Chicago! There's a ton of events always happening, meetups, etc. Lots of co working spaces full of entrepreneur communities.

Definitely subscribe to the Startup Digest. Feel free to shoot me any email with any questions. Tim at matchist dot com

loganfrederick 8 hours ago 1 reply      
I'm at work right now but shoot me an email at loganfrederick@gmail.com and I can send you a better follow up tonight with some Chicago info. Welcome to the city!
zoharj 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Welcome to Chicago. It's a great city. Shoot me an email if you have an questions or need any help.

zohar.[michael jackson's last name]@gmail.com

Let's build an open-source Firebase with Couchbase
12 points by whatts  11 hours ago   6 comments top 2
bgar 8 hours ago 1 reply      
I think http://hood.ie/ is promising.
whatts 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Maybe Meteor would work as well. But they don't have any client libraries ready, in contrast to Couchbase.
Ask HN: What (side) projects are you working on?
54 points by ericthegoodking  14 hours ago   111 comments top 70
raquo 17 minutes ago 0 replies      
I've recently open-sourced hnapp. It lets you follow HN users, topics or set up any filter for posts and comments really. The best part is you can subscribe to new search results via RSS or create a mobile bookmarklet, and always be in the loop that way.


Right now I'm working on adding other data sources, such as custom RSS feeds or perhaps even reddit, and improving search performance.

Also, I'll probably add email and/or sms alerts at some point because I keep coming late to the party on posts like this.

snide 13 hours ago 2 replies      
I wanted a static site generator that could have a CMS so that I could pass the sites over to friends or clients so they could update it. Essentially, a not-terrible Wordpress that wasn't blog centric and bloated.


I built it over the summer, funded it through Kickstarter and have slowly been building a nice little client base of recurring revenue. The code itself is open source so it's self-hostable and free, but we provide a quick one-line deploy hosted solution as well.

Probably the most fun bit has been trying to just remove the barrier of troublesome local installation for these kinds of things. Usually people go with PHP because you can just run it everywhere, but that still requires setting up apache/mysql somewhere. We use Firebase and Node, so were able to get the entire package installed through a downloadable app. I think we probably have the fasted installation available for this kind of thing.

I work on it mostly full-time, then design client sites with it on the side.

Blahah 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I've been developing the stack for The ContentMine (http://contentmine.org). In the next month or so, we will start scraping the entire scientific literature as it is published each day, and processing it through our 'fact extraction' pipeline.

Done so far:

- I've defined a JSON format for declarative web scrapers (ScraperJSON: https://github.com/ContentMine/scraperJSON)

- made a Node library for web scraping with ScraperJSON scrapers (thresher: https://github.com/ContentMine/thresher)

- as well as a command-line client (quickscrape: https://github.com/ContentMine/quickscrape)

- and a small library of ScraperJSON scrapers for scientific publishers that is about to start expanding rapidly (https://github.com/ContentMine/journal-scrapers).

Next step is to build the web interface that will let people compose data mining pipelines. Imagine something like:

- "give me a feed of all the articles in journals with 'Cancer' in the title that use HeLa cells in their methods"

- "alert me when a new paper comes out that mentions species X alongside a geographical reference"

- "find all the papers that mention my software in the methods but don't cite me"

stevetjoa 11 hours ago 0 replies      
A collection of IPython notebooks for music information retrieval (MIR). Work in progress: https://github.com/stevetjoa/stanford-mir

We began using these as instructional material at a summer workshop on MIR at CCRMA, Stanford [https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops/music-information-retri...]. For many years, we used Matlab, but we decided it was finally time to move over to Python. The GitHub repo includes a Vagrantfile that allows you to use Vagrant to provision a Virtualbox VM with all the audio libraries preloaded.

For included technologies, see the Vagrant box website: https://vagrantcloud.com/stevetjoa/boxes/stanford-mir/versio...

Your feedback, including pull requests and issues (and stars!), are most welcome.

abemassry 13 hours ago 2 replies      
A quick and easy way to send files from the command line.


Tech Used: Bash, Node

Statistics: 612 users, 7 paying customers

History: I started working on this in Jan 2013, I wanted a quick way to send files from the command line and get a URL. I later found after building this backend, I, or anyone could expand upon it in many ways




A little more about how it was built is in this post


I have some more ideas as well, if anyone has any ideas or wants to work on this with me I would definitely be down for it.

chton 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Aside from my startup (which fills most of my evenings), my side projects never pan out. They're never completed, or end up being too difficult to complete. I consider them learning opportunities more than marketable projects.

Currently, I'm way out of my comfort zone: I'm on the way to build a proof of concept for an optical computer. No simulations, real hardware. My hope is that I can build a few passive logic gates, and go from there. Without a shadow of a doubt, I'll fail. There are a million factors I didn't consider or underestimate, and my knowledge of things like laser physics and optics is marginal at best. But I'm learning a lot from it, which is the main goal. I also just want to see if it can't be done. From what I could gather, there is far too little serious research being done into the whole field. If all else fails, at least I'll know why that is.

And hey, any side project where you get to play with lasers on your kitchen table has got to be a good one, right?

mkremer90 13 hours ago 3 replies      
I'm currently working on Kobra, a realtime collaborative code editor, mostly during my lunch breaks.


Tech Used: AngularJS, Firebase, Firepad, EasyRTC

Statistics: Just broke 700 registered users and 5000 file collaborated on. Have made a little over $2000 from 125 people going Pro.

History: I started back in December, but gave up too soon. I've since relaunched it as a smaller product and am super happy with how it's been received. Here's some blog posts about my journey. Please let me know if you have any questions for me!



hunt 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I got tired of the existing tiling window managers and their lack of documentation, so I made my own that behaves like vim. It's called howm and can be found here:


There was a thread on HN about it a while ago (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8241978), I have fixed a lot of the issues since then, most notably:

  - Moving away from needing to recompile every time you change an option is _nearly_ done.  - Howm can now be scripted by sending commands over a UNIX socket.  - I have split howm into multiple source files (I will merge this tonight when I have finished the docs).  - I added some nice gifs to the documentation.

augustflanagan 13 hours ago 1 reply      

It's a simple monitoring service for cron and other scheduled jobs (also works well for heartbeat monitoring).

It was launched on HN a couple months ago. We've been slowly improving our keyword rankings on a few key terms, and are finally to the point where we are consistently signing up new users everyday.

We've also been surprised to see the users who upgrade to paid accounts are split pretty evenly between the $6.99 plan and the $19.99. Our pre-launch guess was that it would be a 90/10 split on those plans.

alexbilbie 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been learning Swift and am working on two different apps:

- A London Bus app that improves discovery of potential locations you can get to easily (instead of just routing from your current location to somewhere specific)

- A London Underground app that does smarter routing around problems on the network and is designed for "power users"

I'm also looking at the potential of opening a community cooperative run greengrocers near where I live because I really struggle to get fresh, quality and cheap vegetables both in the area, around where I work and on my commute to and from work.

axemclion 9 hours ago 0 replies      
I am working on a project that lets you monitor your web page or hybrid's apps rendering performance

- http://github.com/axemclion/browser-perf. To quickly test your website, check out http://www.perfmonkey.com/#/trynow

You can use the metrics from this tool to find out which CSS or JS make a webage janky, which action caused multiple paints, etc.

Completely written in Node, can run as a node module and a CLI.

You can get graphs like this - http://nparashuram.com/perfslides/perfjankie.

- Based on Chromium's perf framework, needed a way to monitor performance everytime I deploy a site, automatically.

krapp 13 hours ago 0 replies      
- I decided to throw a pile of my stalled projects together and build a forum framework for PHP. Almost all current forums in PHP are pretty terrible, bloated, and non-modular, so I thought why not have a framework which is designed for building forums, imageboards, comment systems, etc?

stats: none, technology: currently Slim Framework and Composer, and that's about it. history: started it about a week ago.

- A threaded link aggregator. I posted it in these threads a couple of times, but it's been offline for a while for a complete rewrite. The basic gist is, you post a link, and you can open a 'thread' of outbound links from the page as well, with the idea of easily being able to follow a trail of references to an original source and discover a greater, context-specific set of links for a subject. I've rewritten it completely at least three times. If anyone is interested, the scraper I wrote for it is here: https://github.com/kennethrapp/embedbug. I have no idea when it will be worth showing to anyone.

stats: nobody, technology: Laravel 4, history: been working on it for about a year.

- Rewriting a school project from last semester (a project manager in C#) into something decent.

stats: none, technology: C#, sqlite, history: haven't touched it in a while, because it turns out pasting stuff into a text file in Notepad++ is way easier.

atko 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm working on a new model of how online discussion is done by developing a new monetizing strategy which shares ad revenue with users who bring original and quality content to the board. In essence, insightful comments which spark meaningful discussion are rewarded with real money (or an option to gift that money to a charity or another user).


Built mostly on .NET stack.

sphildreth 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I am building https://www.rdrbot.com using:

* ASP.NET MVC 5, Knockoutjs, Momentjs, jQuery and Bootstrap

* Azure Websites, Azure SQL, Azure DocumentDB, Azure Caching

* OAuth 2 providers (Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Live)

The idea is to make a site that aggregates multiple sources into one so I can try to keep up with RSS, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Right now its somewhat a glorified RSS reader. I dunno if I will ever monetize it, something I just wanted to make.

ihatehandles 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Active with:

(http://tractionengine.co) A small SaaS for publishers/websites that want their direct ad sales automated (window shopping, purchasing, serving). Runs on a subdomain or root of your liking, branding plus). Works with several payment gateways (we no touch your money), allows real time previewing of slots, publishers can customize the look, texts and wording on the site, got an API, plays with DFP etc. Growth so far is strictly word of mouth (hence no attention to the marketing site), caught the attention of some massive publishers hoping on now. Paying customers. 0 hours/week for most weeks. [AngularJS/FatFree/GoLang] About 8/9 months in.

A news aggregator engine in python for anyone to build their news aggregator upon. Scores using social media vitality, hits & age. Example user http://www.topnews.co.zw [Python(flask)] Runs well on Heroku. Work on it here and there (by span of months)

More brewing...

davegaeddert 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Our company has had a side project going for the last couple months called Beluga. It's a simple, straight-forward task sharing iOS app for small teams. We just made it free today for a limited time, have been getting some awesome traction so far.


Technology: Django, AngularJS, django-tastypie, Mandrill, iOS (obviously)

Statistics: Almost 300 new users so far today...

History: We built this to satisfy a need for ourselves, instead of sending each other texts and Hangout messages all day with small tasks, we decided it could make for a really simple app that could do exactly what we want and nothing more. Turns out it's also great for sharing to-dos with your significant other...

enjoy-your-stay 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm currently working on a Database Forms designer for Linux.

It started off as a small side project to see how easily I could get a quickn' dirty db app put together on gtk, but it's kinda taken on a life of itsown and grown to something a lot more than I first intended.

I'm just starting to add Python scripting support now.

But I am enjoying it.

gtk and Objective C


retrogradeMT 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm working on a simple web app that allows construction companies to send estimates and invoices by email and text and get paid immediately by cc or ach. - laravel, twilio, balanced payments- About 70% done- Started this project in Sept, work on it for about 15 - 20 hours a week.
franksup2 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I am working on an iPad application that generate Apple Watch applications through a "Drag and Drop" interface.

Current prototype use Objective-c and Parse.

Since programmation is no magic, I always wondered if I could create an engine that generate native application on the fly. I built a quick prototype containing a tableview filled from an API with a detail page.

It worked so well that I am now working night and weekends to build a complete engine and a builder.

fdik 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Actually because I'm in kind of sabbatical, my current side project is my main one: pretty Easy privacy, http://pep-project.org no one pays me for that. The thing I'm hacking now is a preview app for Android based on K-9.

I'm continuing my work of research in language theory, modeling theory and automation of software development, see http://fdik.org/yml and http://fdik.org/pyPEG Today I'm working on Intrinsic, a language with variable syntax while runtime. pyPEG is the prototype of the Parser Framework for that.

cruppstahl 13 hours ago 1 reply      

a embedded key-value database with storage structures and algorithms similar to column store databases. basically you can create your own column store database in your application.

Right now i'm busy making the next release, and writing a research paper about database compression.

lynaghk 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Full rewrite of The Weathertron iOS app (http://theweathertron.com/) from Angular.js + ClojureScript to React.js + ClojureScript.

The original Weathertron is still runnin' happily for about 40,000 iOS users from a single $5/month Digital Ocean VPS (backend server is written in Clojure).

The motivation for the full rewrite is React.js and the latest Android OS inclusion of a decent WebKit.React's virtual DOM makes rendering more efficient than Angular.js on slower devices and the recent WebKit supports all of the responsive CSS we used in the original iOS version.

Since I don't carry a smartphone at all, I also recently released a free Weathertron Google Chrome extension so that I could use the app myself: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/weathertron/jljkok...

rememberlenny 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Public Artfound: The single largest collection of geotagged graffiti/street art


- Rails backend API and iOS app frontend

- Nearly 500k images added monthly

- This is the current iteration for a 16 week research project of graffiti/street art related software projects

dllthomas 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm currently working full time on building a funding platform for FLO works at Snowdrift.coop

The backend is Haskell using Yesod. The front-end is not very interesting so far - we're sticking with progressive enhancement for a host of reasons, and haven't focused much on enhancing yet.

We don't get a tremendous amount of traffic yet, as we're not launched. There's a lot of writing and discussion on the site, though. Been working on it - mostly part time - for about two years now, with deep involvement of one non-technical co-founder, and on-and-off involvement of varying depth from others.

We're aiming to be launched by the end of the year.

hanula 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Few things:

- http://wwwino.pl - wine search engine for Polish market. [Python/Pyramid/ElasticSearch]

- http://betafrontpage.com/ - Startup frontpages easily browse lots of startups and gather ideas for your own product/startup. [Python/Pyramid/Docker]

- https://thingr.com/ - Collaborative Knowledge Organizer. Early stage. [Python/Pyramid/PostgreSQL/ElasticSearch/Celery/MicroServices/Docker/NLTK]

- Python microservice framework. A work in progress on small personal-use framework to run micro services that help in everyday life/work.

Everything actually first announced here right now.

PhrosTT 11 hours ago 0 replies      

A 'front page' of manually curated songs (good for coding to). I hope to begin playing with ML to identify tastemakers and improve track rankings (but first I need some users).

It was pure Bacbone but now switched to a React views with Backbone router & models for data syncing. Backend is Express + Mongo.

Listens are tracked with extreme granularity using Socket.io so I can differentiate between songs with an average listen time of 20 seconds vs. 2 minutes.

No real stats. Just recently got it to a decent point. Need to sex up the UI and branding next.

captn3m0 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been working on a todo app that is powered by Slack (slack.com, the service). It identifies slack @mentions and #channel names and allows you to search by them. New items are created directly from chat.

I built it because nobody on our team likes to use Redmine issues, because its so bloated. Slack is adored by our team, so it made sense to connect the two dots together.

Tech: I wrote the prototype in PHP+Parse.com as backend. Realized parse was too slow, and then shifted to Rails+postgres.

Its called Roy, and is available at https://github.com/captn3m0/roy

wnm 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I am working on a newsletter for remote work opportunities. As a developer you can sign up, and (will be able to) set some filters like what technologies you are interested in, salary, if you want to work full or parttime, what time zone you are in etc... As soon as a company submits a job which matches your criterea (and only then) you will receive a mail.

right now a simple mailchimp form is up on http://remoteworknewsletter.com, and the full version with all filters will be up soon.

I wrote about how i launched the idea on HN a while back: http://blog.remoteworknewsletter.com/2014/10/15/how-to-valdi...

dochtman 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Still working on a Python-like systems programming language (Rust-like memory management -- no GC, compiler in Python targeting LLVM IR).

In my march towards getting exceptions working (using Intel's Itanium exception ABI), I'm currently hacking on option types and memory management. In particular, trying to figure out how to sensibly insert destructor calls for expiring owned pointers. So far, I clean up just before "return" nodes, but this doesn't do the right thing (a) in the face of reassignments (old object stays alive), and consequently (b) in longer-running loops. I think I can do sufficiently smart liveness analsysis, but I haven't figured out a clean algorithm yet.

Code is still private for now, while I do some more experimentation to see if I can get things to work.

davegaeddert 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I've been working on a site called Sibbell (http://sibbell.com/).

At the core, the idea was to provide a way to get notified when GitHub projects you use (star or watch) publish new releases. Keeping you in the know when features get added or that bug that's about to kill your Monday gets fixed. Seems like something GitHub would do, but the only way you can get notified about releases through GitHub is to 'watch' a repo and then you get notified for every issue, comment, pull request, etc.. Got some pretty good reception on HN and have some major improvements and additions coming in the next week or so.

Technology: Django, Celery, GitHub API

minhajuddin 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Working on http://www.websrvr.in/ . An app which lets you host websites using dropbox. Just create a new folder in your dropbox to create a website.

Technologies used: Rails, Go, Node.js, Beanstalk, Postgresql, Redis, Nginx

I have created more than 10 content management systems in the past and every time I create one, I have to write code for a web host. I hope this is the final webhost, it compresses and minifies your html/js/css and also has plans to handle other preprocessors (markdown, less, coffescript etc,.)

I have been chipping away at the code for the last 4 months and it has been very rewarding.

revx 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I've wanted to get back into drawing web comics for a while. I also love DMing (Leading D&D games) so I decided to combine the two into a crowdsourced adventure comic with Reddit-style voting.

http://omnomzom.comIt's a LAM(PHP) stack on DigitalOcean, nothing fancy. I specifically kept it simple so that I could get it out the door. Even though the tech behind it isn't anything amazing or useful I'm having a lot of fun drawing comics and seeing what people come up with!

The site (and my drawing skills) are still very in beta - only 21 users so far, mostly my friends & family.

zorbo 13 hours ago 0 replies      
So many things.. but mostly working on these right now

* A tool that generates Markdown API docs from Python files

* A whitebox system scanner that reveals problems with your server configuration. Not your average blackbox security scanner.

* A lightweight service bus without all the enterprise and java around it. It's basically a bunch of connectors that receive or poll for incoming events (rss feeds, email, trello, XMLRPC/SOAP/REST requests), maps it, filters it and then sends it out again. I'll be using this on something like a Raspberry Pie to do some home automation and such. Main goals are that it should be super easy to add new rules, connectors, etc.

dmarlow 10 hours ago 1 reply      
I wanted a way to be able to use SMS to control apps and devices around me. So, I built http://www.getsmscmd.com/ using .NET on Azure, Twilio and an MQTT broker.

Some more info:https://github.com/dmarlow/Sms2Mqtt


th0br0 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Exploring real-time geospatial relationships between data.

Tech: Kafka, Apache Camel, Storm.

Recently started as part of the hackzurich hackathon; essentially: easy access to geo-analytics using existing datasets. Quite similar to the ArcGIS Server (with pluggable Geo-data feeds) in theory.

Demo from the hackathon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2TkuzsUG9U in this version: map tweets with mentions to origin + destination, analyse for sentiment -> show sentiment towards a certain area)

juanre 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I build and sell high-resolution posters of the sky at


I've been at it for some years now, and it's been featured here a couple of times. The backend (astronomical computations and generation of the PDF) I implemented in Common Lisp. It's still tiny: I get around 20 visits a day, sell around a poster a day, and can't figure out how to make it grow.

ankurpatel 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I have been working on a reminder site which can send email, text message, voiced phone call and physical mailed postcard reminder at a schedule time on recurring basis or one time ad hoc basis like a broadcast. The site is called HelloReminder - https://www.helloreminder.com

There is also an open source Swift project that I am actively maintaining on github. It is a port of Underscorejs which gives helpful utility methods useful when programming in Swift. The project is on github - github.com/ankurp/Dollar.swift

chuhnk 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I wrote http://scridx.com a screenplay search engine on christmas last year. It's doing a decent amount of daily traffic. Go server backed by Elasticsearch running on a $5/month VPS. 300 daily uniques at the moment. I've been interested in screenwriting for a long time and that really starts with reading screenplays. All the websites out there were really horrible, I felt like writers had really been neglected in the digital age.
takinola 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Handy.js (http://handyjs.org) - a simple template for nodejs apps

I started playing around with nodejs about 18 months ago and I decided to put all the common functionality of all my projects (user management, cron, backup, content management, etc) into one package that I could maintain separately.

It is built with


nutmeg 13 hours ago 0 replies      

Find local radio stations and talk radio programs using your phone.

A friend who travels for work quite a bit likes to listen to local radio stations for weather and other information. So we built this to easily find stations wherever you are.

- Using Flask, Postgres+PostGIS, jQuery, and Bootstrap

- Still at a very early stage. Appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks!

davidcunha 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I launched http://paasifier.co last month. It's a open platform where developers can find the best Platform-as-a-Service for their apps by selecting runtime (Java, Ruby, Go, etc.) and database (MySQL, MongoDB, etc.). In the first days I got more than 1K visits and I'm trying to monetize it by using affliate marketing for PaaS Providers.The platform was built with Rails + PostgreSQL
edsiper2 13 hours ago 0 replies      
1. Monkey HTTP Server: scalable HTTP server for Linux

   http://monkey-project.com   http://github.com/monkey/monkey
2. Duda I/O: web services framework to build scalable services (in C Language)

   http://duda.io   http://github.com/monkey/duda
3. Pi-Cloud: free cloud for Raspberry Pi's:


ericmarcos 13 hours ago 2 replies      
I'm woking on a AI/NLP interface to connect enterprises to customers through whatsapp and other messaging apps.

I'm using Python/Django and Yowsup (a python lib that reverse engineered whatsapp's protocol) with PostgreSQL/Redis.

I wonder what you guys think about building a company around this idea. I have a prototype and a couple of customers, so the market is there, but I don't know if whatsapp could sue me or something.

kremdela 12 hours ago 1 reply      
My team built a spin off project to create an office directory / floor plan for your small business / co-working space. http://www.floorplan.io/

Tech-stack wise it's not all that interesting, but we've seen it help a lot of small companies on-board people / meet their coworkers more easily, so that's been fun.

Ixiaus 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Build a web-app (and soon mobile apps) for emacs' org-mode.

  - Haskell  - No stats, still building  - Fed up w/ such an excellent tool being so unusable on    anything but Emacs (prevents non-emacs users from    collaborating).
Relevant hackage link for those interested: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/orgmode-parse

nyddle 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm crafting a time tracking app for Google Drive, https://whathaveidone.today.

Stack: Python/Flask + MongoDBStatistics: 60 signups, 1000 pageviews so far.History: my friend came up with an idea and I coded it as it seemed like a couple of evenings (it turned couple of weeks actually).

struct 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I work on GoLearn as a side project. It's a general-purpose machine learning library written in Go.


I started it because I wanted to revise some data mining algorithms, I've since moved on to an unrelated career, but I'm still truly addicted to contributing...

dejv 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Notation Training http://notationtraining.com

Sinatra app running on Linode server + heavy use of VexFlow (https://github.com/0xfe/vexflow).

It is up and running for few years now, getting around 200 - 300 users a day.

bjoe_lewis 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been working on http://vanitypro.herokuapp.com

The easiest way to announce new stuff and updates to users/customers of webapps.

Something like what Intercom does, but simpler, better and easier.

P.S: What's live now is a working v0.001 MVP. More to come, yet.

fogleman 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been working on a chess engine. It can already whoop me.


It's written in C and implements the Universal Chess Interface (UCI) so it works with most chess GUIs. I've had it playing on FICS some as a guest named GuestEngine.

tylermac1 14 hours ago 1 reply      
Building an advanced hockey statistics web tool in Meteor.

More of an excuse to learn Meteor than to really make something too useful.

kanakiyajay 13 hours ago 0 replies      
http://frontb.in/ | Modern Pastebin for the Front End Developer.

Technology: SPA, Node-js, MongoDB

Statistics: About 300 Pageviews a Day

History: Needed a simple way for jsonlint, jshint, pastebin, compressing, remove whitespace basically a quick tools for the web developer

ssiddharth 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I've been working on a little quizzing SaaS: http://jquizzy.com

Tech: Laravel on HHVM + Postgres plus a lot of little things.

History: Did a soft launch of the beta sometime ago on HN. No comments here but drove a bunch of traffic and feedback so I'm iterating.

fnsa 13 hours ago 0 replies      
A lightweight (SPV) bitcoin client. mac/linux/bsd.


Just beginning an ios app based on that, a block browser.

scragg 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Realms Wiki: http://realms.io - Git based Markdown wiki inspired by Gollum with side by side preview like Ghost/Stackeditor. Also support for collaboration via Firepad/TogetherJS

Backend: Python, Flask, DulwichFrontend/Editor: Bootstrap 3, Handlebars, Ace

rivolaks 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Dependency Monitor - https://depmonitor.com/ - notifies you of new releases of Python, Ruby and Node.js packages

Built with Python and Django with the goal of scratching my own itch of getting passive notifications for various packages I use.

lhnz 13 hours ago 1 reply      


It's coffee networking with a twist and I should be launching towards the end of the year.

Sign-up now and I'll let you know as soon as the beta starts.

Tech used: Swift, Node.JS, Koa.js, Neo4j.

aepearson 13 hours ago 2 replies      
I love threads like this - so inspiring. At the same time, reminds me how much of a lazy ass I am. I have like 10 side projects that I have about 0.005% complete right now. Any advice for a guy like me? (besides, "stop being a lazy ass", I already know that...haha
azrealus 13 hours ago 0 replies      
http://literakiapp.com | scrabble like words mobile game (iOS / Android) for polish market.

Technology: Phonegap, Node.js, Backbone.js

Statistics: 100 - 150 new users sign daily / 500 active players daily.

startup_life_ 13 hours ago 0 replies      
A fully customizable dashboard, like geckoboard, new relic, etc. They all fall short on building an actually useful tool for monitoring (they look pretty, but that's about it). I plan on having it be open source soon as I believe the market for something like this is too full.
diasp 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Problem: PGP isn't usable!

Now my grandma can send encrypted messages with https://encrypt.to

* TechnologyRails, JS, HTML, CSS

* Statistics1452 messages successfully delivered

Randgalt 13 hours ago 0 replies      

A ZooKeeper and Curator based distributed workflow management library that enables distributed task workflows.

fedosov 13 hours ago 0 replies      
http://psprices.com/ | Sony Playstation PSN prices and discounts aggregator/alerting service

- Django/MySQL/Bootstrap/Knockout

- 1k visits a day

bennyg 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Writing and recording an album.
seiyak 13 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been working on a web crawler for a while. Once it's done,I'll start building a web search engine based on the crawler. It's not been in public yet.

I use C,OpenMPI,Pthread,Valgrind on Linux.

chinedufn 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Learn how to dance using slow motion and/or looped sections of videos. Using angularjs and html5, working on a Go backend api - http://loopdago.com
cmollis 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Building an iOS video calling proof of concept using tokbox and pubnub.

Building a breathalyzer using my Pi and grove board (w tr grove gas sensor)

eli_gottlieb 13 hours ago 0 replies      
My primary "thing" right now is a conference paper. On the side, I'm trying to work through a whole bloody lot of textbooks.
jamesbrewer 14 hours ago 2 replies      
Use the search box at the bottom of the page. This question has been asked way too many times.
Ask HN: Who is on your shit-list of frustrating Enterprise Software?
13 points by tim_nuwin  11 hours ago   25 comments top 12
wpaprocki 10 hours ago 3 replies      
Salesforce. It's not a bad system for what it was designed to do--sales and marketing. The problem is that it is over-promoted and over-sold as a versatile platform that can do anything. When you actually try to model complex business logic, however, you're screwed. Unless your business model conforms closely to their pre-built model, Salesforce development turns into an exercise of shoehorning your data into a system that just can't accommodate it.

If you need to model data with a lot of junction objects, good luck getting reports. You can only report on up to 4 objects at a time. Let's hope that you don't need any serious data aggregation since matrix reports limit you to 2x2 fields. You want to store data in JSON format and access it through a NoSQL database? You've got to build it outside of the system and have it talk to that database through custom code. But I thought Salesforce could do anything!

And on top of all of those obstacles, you get the privilege of paying a high monthly fee for a system that you'll probably only be able to get working if you shell out yet more license fees for 3rd party apps that hopefully fill in the gaps. But at least they just released a new analytics system that overcomes some of the absurd limitation on reporting that are inherent in the system--but of course it will cost you.

That being said, the alternatives better be good if I'm going to pay for them. Postgresql enterprise is probably worth it, given how awesome the free version is. And even then, I would just build a Django or Rails app on top of it, so even if I have to customize it, I won't be paying for the very fancy shackles that Salesforce gives me.

ZenoArrow 10 hours ago 0 replies      
IBM Coremetrics. If your company is considering using it, run to the hills! Sure, it might offer greater accuracy than Google Analytics, and there's good live chat support, but even the simplest of reporting tasks can end up being hugely frustrating. I liken it to trying to run a kitchen when you only have access to the serving hatch.

If you're looking to develop an alternative, recognise that analytics tools should give you easy access to the raw data. I wouldn't want anything less.

patrickgokey 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Office 365 Enterprise, especially OneDrive for Business. I feel like an unwilling beta tester.
RamseyMcGrath 7 hours ago 1 reply      
Oh man, Atlassian Products without a doubt. JIRA and Confluence are nightmares to maintain with an enterprise amount of users.
bitwize 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Lotus Notes.
sogen 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Oracle! for not showing prices

many many others

boredinballard 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Symantec, not a fan of their backup software.
tmgreen 6 hours ago 0 replies      
ADP eTime
jpd750 8 hours ago 1 reply      
monsterix 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Has any tried using SAP for something as simple as issuing a PO amendment? #crap2thecore
Terr_ 10 hours ago 1 reply      
shitgoose 8 hours ago 0 replies      
"Enterprise Software" is euphemism for "Shit Software".
Ask HN:What are the best online resources to learn Python?
6 points by Rezal  12 hours ago   14 comments top 6
a3n 11 hours ago 1 reply      
In my opinion the best place to start is the tutorial on python.org, for whichever version of python (2 or 3) you are learning.

Python 2: https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/index.html

Python 3: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html

Also start browsing through the modules listing, so that you don't reinvent too many wheels:

Python 2: https://docs.python.org/2/py-modindex.html

Python 3: https://docs.python.org/3/py-modindex.html

And the answer to whether you should learn 2 or 3 is:

2, because there are still 3rd party tools that don't support 3. Or because your friends are using 2.

Unless you know you need 3.

Or if all your friends are using 3 (because that's where a lot of your help is going to come from).


But it doesn't matter overly much. Unless it does, for your job, but then they'll tell you.

dreamweapon 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Two words: "Python Koans".

Basically, these are coding exercises (floating about in various forked versions) that do a pretty good job at testing your working knowledge of core syntax (much better than staring at online tutorials, anyway). Including, importantly, a lot of the fussy stuff you don't think you need to be familiar with, but actually, you do (and would probably neglect entirely if you tried to sharpen your skills just by working on personal projects, thinking in terms of the idioms of whatever language you were most recently working with).

Just find a good weekend, roll up your sleeves, and push yourself through them. No one will be able to kick sand in your face in an interview or a phone screen ("What? You don't know about named tuples?") ever again.

jimmahoney 7 hours ago 1 reply      
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist Learning with Python: Interactive Edition 2.0


pratiksaha 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Tutorial on python.org is by far the bestIf you are looking to start from the very basics, http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/index.htm explains with very easy examples
mjhea0 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Learn by example with Real Python - http://realpython.com

(I am the co-founder)

ASquare 10 hours ago 1 reply      
4 points by philippeowagner  13 hours ago   2 comments top
mjhea0 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Ask HN: Have I found a big flaw in iCloud two factor authentication?
13 points by scrumper  1 day ago   6 comments top 3
shekyboy 1 day ago 2 replies      
The phone needs to be connected over the same wifi for the sms messages to be pushed to the computer.

It wont happen if the phone is not on the same wifi. So the assumption is if both your devices are on the same wifi network, you have ownership of both and can verify. Now if someone steals both, you have bigger problems.

Go ahead and test this after turning off wifi on your iPhone and see if this happens.

joshschreuder 1 day ago 0 replies      
Doesn't this only happen if you were on the same Wifi network with your phone and laptop?
napoleoncomplex 1 day ago 1 reply      
This is the same question that I had while using Pushbullet. If notifications appear on the laptop, then 2FA isn't really helping.

Pushbullet allows you to "mute" SMS notifications, but that's one of the key features. How do others solve this?

Ask HN: How profitable is windows app development?
9 points by Immortalin  23 hours ago   3 comments top 3
matheweis 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Not mobile, so I'm not sure if it's the comparison you're looking for, but I sell an app that has a nearly identical version for Windows and Mac. My conversion rate for Mac users is nearly 10x that of Windows users.
dragonbonheur 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Java is not the only language in which you can program for Android.
itl12 21 hours ago 0 replies      
WP or Windows store? Both?
Ask HN: Who's using Clojure in production?
72 points by viksit  2 days ago   49 comments top 36
puredanger 2 days ago 3 replies      
Here's a few:

- Walmart Labs - http://jobs.walmart.com/san-bruno/ecommerce/mobile-instore-s...

- Staples - http://careers.staples.com/sanmateo/

- Climate Corp (now owned by Monsanto) - https://github.com/TheClimateCorporation

- RoomKey http://www.colinsteele.org/post/27929539434/60-000-growth-in...

- Puppet Labs - http://puppetlabs.com/blog/new-era-application-services-pupp...

- Soundcloud - http://blog.josephwilk.net/clojure/building-clojure-services...

- Netflix - https://speakerdeck.com/daveray/clojure-at-netflix

- eBay - https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/26386571

- Two Sigma - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHctJMUG8bI

- Consumer Reports - http://www.meetup.com/denofclojure/messages/boards/thread/47...

- LivingSocial - https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/19995533

- Factual

- Thoughtworks - http://thoughtworks.github.io/p2/issue09/two-months-early/

- Daily Mail - http://www.pitheringabout.com/?p=1018

- MixRadio - http://dev.mixrad.io/blog/2014/10/19/Clojure-libraries/

- Prismatic - http://blog.getprismatic.com/blog/2013/1/14/bringing-functio...

- Pivotal Labs - http://www.pivotaltracker.com/community/tracker-blog/generat...

- Beanstalk - http://blog.beanstalkapp.com/post/23998022427/beanstalk-cloj...

- uSwitch

- CFPB (Credit Financial Protection Bureau) - https://cfpb.github.io/articles/seeking-clojure-developers-t...

- Braintree Payments - https://speakerdeck.com/davidpick/building-a-data-pipeline-w...

- Outpace

- ViaSat / Lonocloud

- 8th Light

- Main Street Genome

- FarmLogs

- nilenso

- BrickAlloy

- Mastodon C

- Nubank

- Democracy Works

- World Singles

- Sonian

- Vital Reactor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yroKdhAt8as

- DiligenceEngine - http://blog.diligenceengine.com/2014/08/12/were-hiring-for-t...

- IB5k - https://groups.google.com/d/msg/clojure/XMKe4v7k5g8/Hao7TuFb...

- Listora - https://github.com/listora

- BUGS Bioscience - https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11032601

- Cognitect and Datomic of course :)

yogthos 2 days ago 1 reply      
We're using Clojure at the University Health Network (http://www.uhn.ca/). Our team primarily develops mobile and web applications for clinical use. We started using it about 4 years ago, and now have a number of applications and services written in it.

We're primarily a Java shop and Clojure was appealing because it allowed us to leverage the existing ecosystem, tools, and libraries that we were already using. With Clojure, we were able to develop applications much more rapidly than with Java and we found that the applications were easier to maintain. The latter primarily comes from pervasive immutability and vast overall reduction in code.

We're currently exploring ClojureScript for the client side and already deployed a small app in production using Reagent (http://reagent-project.github.io/). It's worked extremely well for our needs to far.

I was also able to release a number of libraries I developed for work as open source:

- clj-pdf PDF generation - https://github.com/yogthos/clj-pdf

- instant-pdf service - https://github.com/yogthos/instant-pdf

- Selmer templating library - https://github.com/yogthos/Selmer

- markdown-clj - https://github.com/yogthos/markdown-clj

- reagent-forms - data binding library for Reagent - https://github.com/reagent-project/reagent-forms

lemming 2 days ago 0 replies      
Interesting and relevant comment from cbrozefsky, which is marked dead.

ThreatGRID, now part of Cisco, uses clojure in our malware analysis and threat intelligence platform. It's a core part of our analysis engine, which examines all the things malware does and how to detect it on the rest of your systems. We've built a 1980s "expert system" startup using core.logic.

It's also the core of our API service, and the UI built on top of that. We use clojurescript extensively in the UI, and have been moving large parts of it to Om.

It is a key technology for us, letting us build better analysis tools, faster and more performant than other languages. We have clojure code in production both in our SaaS offering, and shipped to many large finance, government, and corporate customers around the world.

temochka 2 days ago 0 replies      
Its Artem from Wildbit (http://wildbit.com). Weve been using Clojure in production since 2012.

http://dmarc.postmarkapp.com/ free DMARC weekly digests and API. Clojure back-end + Javascript front-end.

http://dploy.io a Ruby on Rails app featuring internal Clojure RPC built on top of clj-jgit and subversion-clj libraries (both currently supported by Wildbit).

The usage of Clojure at Beanstalk (http://beanstalkapp.com) has also been growing since the blog post already mentioned in this thread. It now powers our indexing infrastructure, provides internal RPC and runs sophisticated reports in the background.

kschrader 2 days ago 0 replies      
My new startup Clubhouse (http://www.clubhousehq.com) uses Clojure for the entire backend. Also, the data team at my last company Intent Media (http://www.intentmedia.com) used Clojure for most of their data analysis.
ablancas 2 days ago 0 replies      
At Tide Pool Capital we've been using Clojure for a trading platform on peer-to-peer consumer credit. The system has been in production since the summer of last year. Clojure has been a pleasure to use and the ecosystem has supported all of our needs: Postgresql, redis, rest, soap, 0mq, AWS, client/server, producer-consumer channels, concurrency, etc. Our server is nginx with Pedestal.
ericn 1 day ago 0 replies      
Buy Happy is using Clojure + ClojureScript in production.


Clojure web server backend (running on Heroku).ClojureScript/Om frontend, which connects to server with Sente.

We also have a browser extension (Chrome/Safari/Firefox) written in ClojureScript.

loevborg 1 day ago 0 replies      
We use Clojure (in production, or almost) at Red Pineapple Media in Berlin, mostly for basic web dev stuff (compojure, http-kit, org.clojure/java.jdbc, cassaforte) and data analysis (Apache Spark, using flambo (https://github.com/yieldbot/flambo). We're building new services with it, but we also rewrite performance-critical parts of our backend from PHP to Clojure.
federkasten 1 day ago 0 replies      
We (Xcoo, Inc.) are using Clojure since 2013.


Our products using Clojure are :

- "Chrovis", which is a bio-informatics web application that analyzes and visualizes huge genome data sets https://chrov.is

- "Hacker News Hack", which is a web application that shows HN with categories and popularity http://newshack.io

147 2 days ago 0 replies      
Major startups I know that are using Clojure are CircleCi and Prismatic.

I also know Walmart Labs has a team that does Clojure.

marianoguerra 2 days ago 2 replies      
we are using it at event fabric and we love it: http://eventfabric.com/

some libs we use:

* immutant http://immutant.org/

* prismatic's plumbing https://github.com/Prismatic/plumbing

* korma http://www.sqlkorma.com/

* friend https://github.com/cemerick/friend

* metrics clojure: https://github.com/sjl/metrics-clojure/

gphilippart 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Deutsche Bank (http://blog.malcolmsparks.com/?p=134)

CitiGroup as well, someone who worked there told at euroclojure they have 150 Clojure developers.

frankvilhelmsen 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have worked in Yousee IT Innovation labs through 3.5 years where we had both clojure and datomic running in production.. The main part of the applications was integration type components coupled via hypermedia REST APIs. One of the most flexible application layout's I ever been working on. Lein and GO deployment..: http://yousee.dk
robertstutt 1 day ago 0 replies      
We use Clojure, ClojureScript and Datomic at https://www.cognician.com.

I wrote recently about our newer generation efforts here: http://www.stuttaford.me/2014/09/24/app-and-dev-services-wit...

bcambel 15 hours ago 0 replies      
In Amsterdam, http://www.adgoji.com/ and http://screen6.io uses Clojure heavily.
the-kenny 1 day ago 0 replies      
We (http://bevuta.com/) use ClojureScript for a front-end project relying heavily on Om (https://github.com/swannodette/om
jeremyh 2 days ago 0 replies      
We use Clojure in production at Shareablee with Storm.


toxmeister 1 day ago 0 replies      
http://devartcodefactory.com is 100% Clojure + Clojurescript (+ open source) and one of the few examples deployed on Google AppEngine
presty 1 day ago 0 replies      
I wonder how much Clojure is being used at Twitter, given that they acquired Backtype and then open sourced Storm (as detailed by Nathan Marz)
quoll 2 days ago 0 replies      
Teradata is using it for Loom - http://www.teradata.com/Teradata-Loom
mhluongo 1 day ago 0 replies      
We're using Clojure in a couple small services behind https://cardforcoin.com and https://foldapp.com
firthh 1 day ago 0 replies      
I work for ThoughtWorks and we have a number of client's who use Clojure in production. This is one example from Australia - http://www.thoughtworks.com/clients/ioof
pjlegato 2 days ago 0 replies      
We use Clojure in production to run Database Labs, https://www.databaselabs.io . The account management and billing web app is Clojure + Postgres, proxied through nginx. I couldn't be happier with Clojure for webapps.
vincentstorme 2 days ago 0 replies      
Outpace is a Clojure/CLJS shop - http://www.outpace.com/
Mikera 2 days ago 0 replies      
We're using Clojure in production at Datacraft (http://www.datacraft.sg).

Main usage is on the server side: for web applications, APIs and data analytics back ends.

Mikera 2 days ago 0 replies      
Silverline Mobile (http://silverline.mobi/) uses Clojure in production - managing data from sensors installed in the homes of senior citizens in Singapore.
puredanger 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've captured the companies listed here on a page at http://clojure.org/Companies - ping me at the email address listed there if you'd like to be added/removed/changed.
mkw5053 1 day ago 0 replies      
jonase 2 days ago 0 replies      
At akvo.org we are using Clojure in production and hopefully soon also Clojurescript.

We are using Clojure on top of existing Java functionality, and we're moving our Ember based Dashboard over to Clojurescript/Om.

ciniglio 1 day ago 0 replies      
We use it at Adaptly for data processing and to build http APIs
hieronymusN 2 days ago 0 replies      
SoundCloud has Clojure in production
pyritschard 2 days ago 0 replies      
paper.li is almost fully clojure.exoscale.ch runs critical infrastructure on clojure.

walmart labs has been mentioned, the climate corporation (recently bought by monsanto) is another well-known one.

Here in Switzerland I can count 4 others smaller companies and at least a very big telco.

If you start counting every company relying on riemann for production monitoring that adds quite a few :-)

yods 2 days ago 0 replies      
OpenSensors.io is a clojure & clojurescript shop
sunng 2 days ago 0 replies      
The backend of Leancloud.cn is built with Clojure.
jstepien 1 day ago 0 replies      
stylefruits uses Clojure almost exclusively these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4slaRydRM
dwr71 1 day ago 0 replies      
iPlant Collaborative - http://www.iplantcollaborative.org
Ask HN: How do you come up with side project ideas?
20 points by 404error  2 days ago   37 comments top 15
vram22 8 hours ago 1 reply      
Interesting question. Going to have a shot at answering it.

You said:

>What if nothing itches?

Then the obvious thing is, find things that itch, or rather, pain, others. (It's been said on this site before. more than once.) Find processes that people do as part of their work or business, in which they have some pain, i.e. some area with friction, that potentially can be done better, using software (if they don't use any, or better software, if they do). Go to some meetups. And I don't mean tech meetups. We techies (not all) tend to live in our own echo chamber or bubble; I like to combine the two words and call it a bubble chamber, just for the heck of it - not really the same as this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_chamber

So I mean business networking events. Talk to people there, introduce yourself, ask them about their business, and at least some of them will probably tell you about some problems they are having, without you even having to ask. I've seen it myself in real life. Some of the projects I've worked on, I interacted with people on the (factory) shop floor, and they often talked about issues with the existing software or with their work. Some of those issues could be made better with software.

Gustomaximus 1 day ago 1 reply      
I'm the opposite, I always see opportunities. I'm marketing side of the world so I probably look at things a little differently from many here. My biggest challenges are time & reasonably priced development. I work fairly long hours and have a young family so pursing things is hard and there is only so much finance I can commit given my income is better than average but I'm not exactly rolling it it. I'm trying to find some affordable developer(s) I could fund to work for me in more affordable countries like India/Philippines/Indonesia but it's hard to find good people cheaply. I've used a guys in India for basic projects but found the quality and attention to detail on work terrible. The time cost to me on unessential back and forth was huge. I'm considering trying to find someone in the Philippines next as I've heard they can deliver better work and hopefully work a bit more independently... realised I'm ranting a bit...

But for me, I spot ideas in day to day life. I generally see market opening when I find personal frustration with something. Or see something existing that could be used in a new market. The latter can be good. Look at a few new hot start-ups and think to yourself, how would this work in an entirely new markets & user-case?

I keep a notebook when I spot these gaps/opportunities in the market that could be challenged. It can be frustrating when 6/12 months later you see companies forming in these niches.

phantom_oracle 2 days ago 1 reply      
Talk to your market if nothing itches for you.

You may not have issues, but a lot of other people do.

Especially in more mature markets, you'll even find markets for these niche wants (think instagram, twitter) or as it is known as "first-world problems".

A good example is that recent front-page HN link about "I still haven't found the perfect photo organization tool yet" and through that, you'll have 10K users (if marketed well enough).

atmosx 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Jesus, I have more ideas that I can count, totally overflow my brain. Of course the first version is dazed and confused but over time some of those (those on whom I spend most time on) seem to come out somewhat polished...

IT is only a hobby to me, but all in all, until now I'm a sucker when it comes to implementations. Most of my projects are abandoned the moment I realize that I solved the hard part and now I have to do boring part (e.g. the hard part is the back-end and boring part is the front-end which never gets finished/polished/presenable-to-thir-parties).

The best way to come up with an idea, is to try to automate something in your daily life. Not something that bothers or something that someone else will find attractive. Doesn't even have to make sense to others, up to the point where it is ready.

Anyway good luck :-)

ps. To give an idea, I had thought of 4Square-like idea long before 4Sq. And at least 5-other things that turn-out to be startups and then big corps. But keep in mind that ideas are cheap, implementation costs.

Yadi 2 days ago 1 reply      
There are a lot of ways to come up with an idea if nothing itches:

1- Learn a new technology and you realize there is a missing feature in between 2 technologies and now you can full-fill it and make it happen:it can be a Rails gem, Node package, some library, or a service.

2- Try talking to peers and folks who you feel are smarter than you, if you can be influenced by them, they can give you a good insight on what solution is missing around you or in a specific field.

3- CHECKOUT PG's essay on coming up with startup ideas: http://paulgraham.com/startupideas.html

4- DON'T push it, don't focus on coming up with an idea just for the sake of doing something. Once you let that go, some ideas will come to you.

5- Go to communities like /rails or /webdev or just go on Github and do a random search and see what people have built and left it alone, maybe you can fork something then rebuilt it or go on top of it.

6- I personally endurance through books, tweets, blogs, hackersnews, reddit, quora, github, my client startups every f#$kin content I can find when I get excited and want to build something :)! So I'm not sure if that is the smartest way to do it all the time.

rayalez 1 day ago 0 replies      
There's a lot of great suggestions in this topic. Here's what I want to add:

> "Serious Creativity" by Edward de Bono - excellent book on this topic. Explains a lot about inventing new ideas.

> /r/SomebodyMakeThis - subreddit where people post ideas for apps and projects.

> Look for new emerging markets/technologies. For example recently I've discovered for myself Ubuntu Touch - mobile OS thar is awesome and, I believe, is the future. So basically you can take any existing idea of an app for android/iOS and implement it there. That way you immediately have an infinity of new ideas. Same obviously goes for any new platform that you can build apps/projects for.

jordsmi 1 day ago 1 reply      
Usually I try to make things that are a need in certain niches that I am into.

I have no problem with projects, I just can never finish/put any of them into production

jbranchaud 2 days ago 0 replies      
Work on someone else's side project. I think we too often ignore this as a possibility. There are tons of people out there with an awesome vision/idea, but without the resources to achieve it. Find an awesome open-source project that is busting at the seams with issues/PRs and lend a hand.
rudimental 1 day ago 0 replies      
Keep a running log of anything that seems missing or any problem you encounter. Extend it to people you are close to, family, friends, colleagues, people you admire. Keep this somewhere you can access easily and from everywhere, like Evernote. What problems do people have? What could be easier? What could make something better? You'll orient your mind towards problems and solutions, and before long, you'll have a long list of side projects from which to choose!
dllthomas 1 day ago 2 replies      
How do you avoid coming up with side project ideas? Want to work on some of mine?
hashtag 1 day ago 0 replies      
I keep a list of things I want solved for personal reasons each time they come up
pratiksaha 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I have wondered the same myself sometimes :-)
wislon 2 days ago 1 reply      
Most of my side projects tend to be mobile apps. Find things in the real world that either piss you off or make you wish that there was a better way of doing things. For example, public transport is usually a good source, and any PT company worth its salt has an API you can hit to do something useful with.
bramgg 2 days ago 1 reply      
I recently wrote a blog post[0] on this topic. Heads up my website is painfully slow ;)

[0] http://www.bram.gg/post/how-to-get-ideas-for-side-projects

altico 2 days ago 0 replies      
check our yahoo q&a or quota...... they always have people posting questions.
Ask HN: Have you ever been a victim of Google AdWords scam?
5 points by lalwanivikas  13 hours ago   7 comments top 3
dangrossman 13 hours ago 1 reply      
That's not really evidence of a scam. Someone in Iraq may not be able to read your website, may not be able to afford your prices, may have different needs than potential customers from other countries, may not have access to a credit card, may not have access to a credit card that will pass AVS and other fraud screening systems designed for North American customers, and a myriad of other reasons they're less likely to buy your product despite clicking your ad without any malicious intent.

Meanwhile, you were probably outbidding all the advertisers in those countries where the average CPC is lower, ensuring prominent positioning for your ads. This is why you geo-target ads, and Google isn't engaging in some kind of scam to sell you clicks from countries you don't want. When you create a new campaign, your location targeting is part of the very first form you see, and defaults to your own region.


superflit 4 hours ago 0 replies      
It does not seems as AdWords scam as you let your ads gone to these regions.But I have another theory:

1. If you hired a company/person to help you conversion (growth hacker, marketing,etc)...---> well that worked...but not the way you wanted..

There is a implicit theory here. already seen that in real life. (conversions, facebook likes, etc)

erroneousfunk 10 hours ago 1 reply      
How is this a "scam"? How is the person clicking on the ad benefiting from this in any way? It sounds like an unfortunate case of bad campaign configuring.
Ask HN: How does the HN karma system work?
7 points by bikamonki  11 hours ago   2 comments top
acangiano 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Is there a central database for election results?
5 points by anywherenotes  13 hours ago   2 comments top 2
organsnyder 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I'd love to see a service that aggregates results from multiple jurisdictions and makes them available via attractive, easy to use website and apps. All of the sites for my local elections were junk: Bad formatting for mobile, Silverlight required, etc. I ended up getting most of the results via Twitter.
diafygi 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Your local county clerk or registrar of voters should have the full results. Ballots are usually managed on a county level, and that's where most news sources go to get their results.

For example, Alameda County (Oakland) results are here:


Push It Promo Codes
2 points by insomnie  14 hours ago   3 comments top 3
chrisBob 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Why the promo codes? Its listed as a free app.
graystevens 12 hours ago 0 replies      
externvar 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Just a heads up, I redeemed WT7RLWNRP347.
Ask HN: Who is hiring? (November 2014)
305 points by whoishiring  4 days ago   382 comments top 312
jjarmoc 4 days ago 2 replies      
Matasano Security - Chicago. New York City. Sunnyvale.Job Title: Application Security Consultant

Have you ever seen the 1992 film Sneakers? Near the start, we see Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) close out a bank account, and take the proceeds to the managers. He pretty tersely says something like:

"Gentlemen, your communication lines are vulnerable. Fire exits need to be monitored. Your rent-a-cops are a tad undertrained. Outside of that, everything seems to be fine. You'll get our full report in a few days. But first, who's got my check?""

Cut to a bank secretary, writing Martin a check.

"So, people hire you to break into their places... ...to make sure no one can break into their places?"

Whenever I'm asked to explain what we do at Matasano, this scene comes to mind. Our work is the digital equivalent; breaking applications so they can be made stronger and more resilient to attack, inoculating the world's software like a binary flu shot.

Modern applications are a lot like the bank in the movie. Authentication protects the front door, much like the bank's cameras and guards. Encryption often protects sensitive data, similar to how steel lined walls protect a bank vault. Communication protocols convey information in and out, like armored cars ferrying cash to and fro. Finding the application's 'communication lines', 'fire exits', and 'rent-a-cops' is our goal. As Application Security Consultants we seek the overlooked, the neglected, the unexpected flaws in an application's code. Like Martin, we show how these weaknesses can lead to overall failure of the application, and we do this so it can be improved.

Later in the movie, Cosmo (Ben Kingsley), a villainous ex-con says:"The world isn't run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money. It's run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It's all just electrons."In 1992, that might've been hyperbolic but it's becoming more true every day.

If being part of ensuring the systems we all rely on continue to function safely and reliably, we should talk. If working with smart people on the cutting edge of technology excites you, we should talk. If diving deeply into a wide variety of technologies and facing new challenges daily appeals to you, we should talk. If tearing apart application code and making it do things that its creators didn't intend is fun for you, we should talk.

You can get a taste for the sorts of things we do at www.microcorruption.com and www.cryptopals.com.

Reach out to us at careers@matasano.com or by visiting our web site.

santiycr 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Sauce Labs - San Francisco - Core Infrastructure Engineer

We're looking for backend hackers to help us scale our massive cloud of Windows, Mac and Linux virtual machines.If you're, like me, bored by all the media sharing rails/django/express webapps out there and want to solve complex problems, like horizontally scaling a highly available backend service, shoot me an email at santi at saucelabs. We're open for INTERN and VISA... hell, even REMOTE if you're awesome enough!!

About Sauce:

Sauce Labs is a SAAS+E2E series C startup in the bay area. We provide an automated testing cloud service so other companies don't have to build their own Selenium or Appium grids. We pride ourselves about our values and transparency (https://saucelabs.com/our-values). Oh, and a nice to have these days: we have a real business model!

About the Team:

Our CORE team is currently 6 people and we're looking to double it over the next year. We build a highly available service that runs customer Selenium tests real time using VMs. Most of the team is in SF, with some members in EU working on a re-location.

About our Stack:

Sauce Labs runs on a Python + Twisted stack and we're currently discussing technology changes to take it to the next level. We use KVM and VMWare for the vms, MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ and other fine tools.

hseikaly 7 hours ago 0 replies      
New York Times - NYC - iOS Developer

We are looking for some talented iOS developers to join our mobile team at the New York Times. If you are interested, submit your resume to techjobs+hn@nytimes.com


The New York Times started on paper. Then we moved to the web. And now were focused on mobile.

We are looking to grow the NYTimes mobile team to help bring our award-winning journalism to new platforms and technologies. As a software engineer on the iOS team responsible for our native iPhone and iPad apps, youll be responsible for pushing the envelope of technical innovation within our mobile products, and take a leading role in helping to shape the future of The New York Times. Be a part of the same team that was onstage at the Apple iPad product announcement keynote, blazing a trail within the mobile media ecosystem.

We are looking for engineers who take pride in writing reusable code with an emphasis on quality over quantity. The ideal candidate will be innovative interested in applying new techniques and design patterns, but also fluent in current best practices and standards. We embrace the best open source, commercial and custom built software to help our development teams flourish.

As a part of our iOS team, you will enjoy a vibrant culture that promoted innovation nestled within an established and respected institution. Inside our new midtown building, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of whiteboards, a sushi chef and a team with a sense of humor and a passion for developing products people love and beautiful software that powers them.

Some of our apps:

* NYTimes for iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nytimes-breaking-national/id...

* NYTNow - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyt-now/id798993249?mt=8

* NYT Cooking - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyt-cooking-recipes-from-new...

spang 4 days ago 1 reply      
Inbox | https://www.inboxapp.com/ | San Francisco, CA (Mission) | Frontend (JS), Design, Backend (Systems+Ops)

Hi! We're "The Company Formerly Known As Inbox,"[0] and we're looking for help building the next generation email platform. We're building a missing piece of Internet infrastructure and are looking for frontend engineers, designers, and systems and infrastructure/operations engineers to join us.

Companies are building their core businesses around our email API right now, and that means we have to be reliable, up all the time, and fast. We have more data for a single user than in most startups' entire database. That means big technical challenges to solve as we scale out our fledgling distributed backend. If you have experience with automated deployments, debugging running systems, release engineering, and on-call schedules, but are still comfortable writing code, this job[1] might be for you. :)

Many people spend their entire days buried in mail clients which haven't significantly changed in years. That means an opportunity to tackle big UX challenges as we build out our client scaffolds and create a new framework for the next generation of mail apps. (Ever meet anyone who really loves their email experience? We want to change that.) Sound exciting to you? Apply here[2].

== We're particularly looking for folks who ==

* Take personal pride in their work and value autonomy and ownership.

* Want the chance to step up and lead a team.

* Put the work before ego. We've got each others' backs, and we want you to be with us on that.

== A bit more about us ==

* We're built on tools like Python, Flask, gevent, nginx, MySQL, AWS, Docker, and Debian. Go is likely to join this list soon. We've been careful to keep our architecture componentized.

* Tons of our code is open source. Check it out: https://github.com/inboxapp

* We're 40% women on our team of 11 (10 engineers), including 1 of 2 cofounders. We want to make that number 50%.

* Our sunny Mission office is more lived-in than tidy. Think art studio, not corporate.

* We're more likely to end up at the climbing gym or on a bike ride together than out drinking at the latest startup event.

* We have an open vacation policy and value personal responsibility and ownership.

Apply via Lever at https://www.inboxapp.com/jobs. Include a cover letter letting us know what draws you to the job. We welcome and encourage applications from women and people of colour.

[0] A certain large company recently launched a product of the same name, so we're going to change ours soon. Roll with the punches, eh?

[1] https://jobs.lever.co/inbox/6c7e7186-953d-4083-8bde-37443a23...

[2] https://jobs.lever.co/inbox/54f73eb2-9094-40ab-b59e-f9df4868...

ninetax 4 days ago 2 replies      
The Climate Corporation (San Francisco, Seattle, Full time, INTERN/H1B) - http://climate.com/careers

   ===========================   ====== What we do =========   ===========================
Our mission is to build great software for farmers.

We use a combination of weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, satillite imagery, and weather simulation to provide data and insights to those farmers.

   =================================       ===== Who were looking for =====          =================================
We're hiring full-time employees and interns across many teams.

Work is split across groups focusing on web applications for farmers and agents, risk and insurance policy management, internal platform and data services, and scientific modeling and research, with roles for:

1. Software Engineers, particularly anyone interested in building (i) entirely new, large-scale distributed data services for scientific computing (we use Clojure); and (ii) web applications (Clojure, Rails, Python, Javascript, and iOS) used by farmers to manage weather risk.

2. Quantitative researchers in statistics/ML, stochastic optimization, remote sensing, atmospheric physics, and agronomics. Our goal is to forecast statistical distributions of crop yield for any piece of arable land, synthesizing satellite images, digital elevation models, weather data, agricultural statistics, and geological surveys into multiscale models that underly our data services.

3. Experienced technical team leads, operations engineers, product managers, and designers to pull all this together into a compelling product. The scale and interdisciplinary nature of the work drive a lot of cross-collaboration within the company, supported by a pressing need to build durable solutions to some very hard and important problems.

   ===========================       ====== Why I love it ======       ===========================  I think Climate is poised to make a huge impact on farming.   I am surrounded by a group of super smart people that care about the work we are doing.  I get to tackle challenging problems everyday.
I am on the satillite imagery team and I am really excited about the work we've been doing, I am happy to talk in length about it over email at skhalsa@climate.com.

   ===========================       ====== Other details ======       ===========================
Competitive salary Excellent benefits Stocks Other crazy perks (massages!)

We also have something called sprintbicals where anyone can work on an independent project for some time (we are in the midst of redesigning this)

Here's the company site for the job postingshttps://hire.jobvite.com/j?bj=o7B8Wfww&s=hackernews

If you want to take the fast track, just shoot me an email at skhalsa@climate.com. I am happy to answer questions, or put you in contact with people who can answer your questions.

makmanalp 4 days ago 1 reply      
Harvard Center for International Development - Cambridge, MA Front end developer, onsite


* What we do:

We take real world government data and research, and turn them into interactive data viz tools. The Atlas of Economic Complexity is our current online tool that lets you interactively visualize a countrys trade and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide. There are also other National Atlas projects in the pipeline, one for Colombia and one for Mexico.The idea is that countries provide us with their data and the Center provides them with economic policy advice based on our economic theories, and an interactive tool to explore their situation and make sound policy decisions at the regional level. If you're looking for a high-impact job, this is it!


* What we want to do:

We want to focus on building features around this idea of storytelling with data (see example at the end), as well as re-do our UI and design to be cleaner and up to modern standards, and to add better visualization capabilities. We look at NYtimes / WaPo data driven articles with envy. We salivate when we see Tufte's work.We need you, dear frontend engineer, to make all that a reality!

We use d3.js for the visualizations. We know that at least the visualization part would be ideally suited for a single page app, and we'd love to implement something along those lines with Angular / Backbone / etc. We want to rethink our designs and how the frontend works in general.

Especially with the new national projects with Colombia and Mexico, you'll have free rein over the creative process and the technological aspects of your work.


* Our stack:

We use python, django, mysql (hopefully postgres soon), elasticsearch, ansible for the back end. For the frontend, it's jquery / d3 for now. Everything we do is open source: https://github.com/cid-harvard and we use Github for bug/feature tracking.


* Work environment / goals:Coming from the startup world, the work environment is pretty laid back, but everyone is expected to hold their own and get their work done without being micromanaged. No late nights and weekends, although I've been known to do that once in a blue moon because I felt like it.

We're a small engineering team (me and a data viz researcher, plus a new super talented designer), but we work with a large group of brilliant doctoral / postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds like econ, public policy, physics, international development. I've been here only for a few months, but I've been given responsibility to fully overhaul and clean up the backend, which speaks towards the kind of autonomy you'll have.

I'm looking to build out our burgeoning team into a small but strong group that specializes in turning ideas into reality. We have great plans and dreams for the future of this site, and we need people to help. We'd love to hear more about you and see work samples if possible! To get in touch: mali underscore akmanalp at hks dot harvard dot edu.


* Demo of the current atlas:

An example of how the atlas is useful take this story here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/21/world/europe/h...

The EU recently placed sanctions sales of oil equipment, but not on oil imports. Why could this be? Almost 70% of russia's exports are petrol products:


And Russia exports the overwhelming majority of its petroleum products to Europe:

http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore/tree_map/export/rus/sho... and http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore/tree_map/export/rus/sho...

The big blue chunk is europe, meaning a sanction would really hurt Russia. However, when you look at who else the EU could buy from, the situation is grim:


Theres practically no one whos a real political ally that Europe could depend on, save for Norway. Its interesting how its practically impossible to buy oil from a country thats relatively stable and doing well on the HDI front. Its worse if you consider the cost of transporting it, and how close Russia is:


Which probably explains why EU hasn't placed sanctions on oil imports from Russia.

RaizlabsTalent 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Raizlabs - http://raizlabs.com - Boston, MA and Oakland, CA

Mobile Strategy, Design, and Development

What you'll do at Raizlabs:

Do more than code. Raizlabs is seeking experienced mobile developers (iOS and Android), Web Developers (RoR, Angular, etc.), and user experience/user interface (UX/UI) designers to engineer beautiful apps and influence product direction for startups and big brands like Virgin, Bloomingdales, Localytics, RunKeeper, Rue La La, Care.com, and HubSpot. Weve worked in a diverse array of fields ranging from education to medical wearables and are always playing with novel technologies.

Youll be working with enthusiastic and supportive peers in a trust-based work environment. In fact, youll be helping to keep it that way.

Sounds like fun, right?

Check out our openings and apply: http://raizlabs.com/company/jobs/ or email me directly with questions: anik.das@raizlabs.com

sinak 4 days ago 1 reply      
The Electronic Frontier Foundation - San Francisco - Full time - Multiple positions

Come and help us fight for an Internet free of surveillance and censorship. The EFF's tech team is expanding, and we're looking to hire strong frontend and backend engineers and sysadmins.

You'll be join a community of passionate people who are excited to be working on issues that we think are of paramount importance to the future of technology.

EFF's technology team implements EFF's activism campaigns, builds exciting new activism tools and creates new technologies to protect the Internet as a whole.

Here's a small sample of projects we've worked on in the last year:

- Worked with over 100 volunteer developers to crowdsource and populate contact-congress, an open dataset describing the contact forms of members of congress.

- Created and open-sourced congress-forms: a delivery mechanism for sending emails to congress based on the contact-congress dataset.

- Created a new (and soon-to-be open source) activism platform thats currently live at act.eff.org.

- Built the sites Surveillance Self-Defense, DearFCC.org, The Day We Fight Back, Trolling Effects, Tor Challenge and countless others, which were visited by over 2 million people in 2014.

- Launched a preview version of our OpenWireless open source router firmware.

We're currently hiring a frontend designer/developer, a backend developer, and a technology generalist. The latter two jobs are listed on this page: https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/jobs

But were also always open to hire exceptional candidates too. If youre excited about our mission and our projects, take a moment and get in touch: techjobs@eff.org

noobuser123 4 days ago 0 replies      
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard - Cambridge, MA - Full time

My group within the Broad, Computational Innovation Lab is hiring a coder to develop a new software/pipeline for genome assembly, annotation and analysis. The tech stack will be a mix of Python, Scala and various JS MVC framework. What's special about the position, IMHO is that our team has a direct working relationship with scientists in the lab (no biz-analysts in between), specifically supporting one lab where the mission is to develop novel genome sequencing techniques (e.g., pac-bio, nanopore sequencing) and another lab whose purpose is to sequence and analyze genomes of infectious disease pathogens (e.g., tuberculosis). So think no morning standup's, "tyranny of agile" but more an ad-hoc academic environment where you'll communicate & work with biologists, have an opportunity to learn both the wet-lab and in silico process of genome sequencing/assembly/annotation, go to all the talks and workshops for different research groups, have ownership over the architecting, coding and dev-ops.

So if you're interested in writing software without the management overhead of a traditional software org, be involved in Bioinformatics research, it might be a good opportunity for you to consider.

Organization-wise, the Broad is not a tech startup, but a genomics research institute that's half-way between industry and academia; computational biology is a big deal here and background of a lot the scientist-users.


ejdyksen 4 days ago 1 reply      
Mutually Human - Grand Rapids, Michigan



We are a small team passionate about making people's lives better through software. We're hiring for full time positions as software developers and software designers at our office in Grand Rapids.

A little bit about us:

  - We write custom software of all shapes and sizes for clients all over the US.  - We aren't limited to any really specific set of technologies, which is a great    opportunity to learn. In the past year, I've worked with Python, Objective-C    (and Swift), Backbone.js (inside PhoneGap), Angular.js, QT Node.js, and    of course Ruby.  - We practice a sustainable pace. We recognize that we each have lives,    activities, and families outside of work. Late nights and > 40 hour weeks are    rare by design.  - We're agile, but not dogmatic about it. Our process evolves to suit our needs.  - We offer competitive salaries, health/vision/dental insurance, quarterly profit    sharing, retirement + match, weekly catered lunches, and a top-floor office    with snacks, guitars, and your choice of standing or sitting desks.  - We run a makerspace in our building (http://grmakers.com), which gives us    access to lots of cool stuff like a laser cutter and 3D printers.
A little bit about Grand Rapids:

  - 2.5 hours from Chicago and Detroit, less than an hour to the beach.  - Lots of great beer. Founders Brewery (a mile from our office) has 3 beers in    the Beer Advocate top 15. HopCat is a World Class bar on BA.    Just look here: http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/43  - Low cost of living. I bought a nice house with a mortgage payment    30% lower than the rent of my 1 bedroom apartment in Mountain View.  - A growing technology and startup community.
A little bit about you:

  - You love making software, and you have a couple of years of experience doing it.  - You learn new stuff quickly. Youve used a lot of technologies, but youre not    afraid to use more. You have some experience with web or mobile technologies.  - You believe software is written for humans, not computers.  - You want to come into work every day and enjoy the people you work with.
I'm a software developer on this awesome team. If you're interested, get in touch with me:


YelpEngineering 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer - Infrastructure (San Francisco)

Yelps Infrastructure team designs, implements, and maintains scalable software architectures that are at the heart of our technology. We do everything from build performance monitoring tools, to design APIs and develop libraries.

Is building large scale distributed systems, debugging systems and optimizing network performance is a way of life for you? Does helping enable hundreds of engineers to safely and quickly deploy their features into production get you excited? While serving millions of active Yelp users? If so, come join the team that is the glue that connects Yelps feature teams to their underlying software infrastructure - in the data centers, up in the cloud, or anywhere in between.

You willDesign, build and deploy software systems that run 24/7 at increasing scaleDevelop custom tools and automate processes to find answers to challenging questions and reveal the unknownWrite code, document, participate in code reviews, and mentor other engineers

RequirementsStrong knowledge of systems and application design, with an understanding of operational and reliability trade-offsSolid foundation in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysisStrong understanding of Linux or Unix-like operating systemsSolid understanding of fundamental protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP, DNSStrong understanding of web technologyFluency in Python, C, C++, Java, or a similar languageAbility to work well with and able to influence many personality types at all levels of the organizationExcellent written and interpersonal communication skills

PlusesExperience building distributed systemsExperience at a large-scale consumer internet siteExperience with configuration a management tool (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, CFEngine), monitoring (Nagios, Sensu, Monit), metrics (Graphite, statsd)Experience with AWSExperience with web frameworks

Apply here: http://www.yelp.com/careers?jvi=oWxPZfw1,Job

jsaxton86 4 days ago 4 replies      
Has anyone had success with this lately? I once posted a description of the company I work for, stating interested users should apply online. I also offered to answer any questions people had via email, which was a mistake. I probably got a dozen resumes from users unable to follow simple directions, mostly from kids in India that were going to finish school in 1-2 years. I also got spam from a few firms looking to fill our positions.
olivercameron 4 days ago 0 replies      
Udacity (http://udacity.com/jobs) - Mountain View, CA - Remote Possible

At Udacity, our mission is to empower our students through education to advance themselves personally and professionally, and help them land their dream job in the tech industry.

We believe that education is no longer limited to four years or four walls, its a lifelong pursuit. Technology is advancing rapidly, and there is a growing skills gap between job-seekers and career opportunities that Udacity is dedicated to closing through education. To do this, we're rethinking how education is made and delivered to provide relevant, affordable and lifelong learning opportunities to students all over the world.

Earlier this year, we teamed- up with leading tech companies to develop a new kind of online curriculum and introduced Nanodegrees: industry credentials for today's jobs in technology.

Come join our team, and help us build the university of the future!

Currently looking for:

Backend Engineers

Front End Engineers

Data Engineers

Lead Designer

Biz Dev Roles

Student Services

Course Developers

If you want to know what it's like to work here, please email me anytime at oliver@udacity.com.

annalewis7 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Viget - Durham, NC and Boulder, CO - Rails Developer INTERN

As a software development intern, you'll develop web applications using Ruby and the Rails framework. You'll build and launch several applications, starting with a simple blog and culminating with your own custom creation. You'll embrace test-driven developmentthat is, writing tests for all functionality before writing the code itself. You'll join in monthly developer meetings, hack nights, and pair programming. You'll take part in meetings with our clients to see how development expectations are defined for projects from the outset. Throughout the summer, you'll meet weekly with our Senior Developers to discuss your progress.

Learn More and Apply: viget.com/internships

Viget is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

YelpEngineering 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Engineering Manager @ Yelp

Yelp Engineering is filled with master jugglers, pro helicopter flyers, and expert coders, and we are looking for strong leaders to continue growing this talented team. Average team size is small and you will work in lock step with the product team to get features out the door quickly. To succeed, you must be passionate about Yelp, keep up with our daily release cycles, and maintain our useful, funny, cool culture during times of immense growth. It also doesn't hurt to impress us with your technical chops! Ready to take us from big to big time?


Manage complex technical projects and a team of software engineersWilling to roll up their sleeves and code alongside their teamEnjoy providing frequent and constructive feedbackAble to coach and mentor junior and new college graduatesParticipate in the hiring processExcellent typing ability in the presence of flying nerf darts

Requirements (and we mean it!)

Previous experience as a technical lead or managerAgile development experienceCommand of your favorite modern programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, C++, etcComfortable working in a Unix environment

Apply here - https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oNOmWfwD&s=Hacker_News

annalewis7 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Viget -- Durham, NC; Boulder, CO; DC area -- Front-End Developer INTERN

As a Front-End Developer Intern, you'll spend your summer working alongside our designers and developers. You'll meticulously build out design compositions into HTML/CSS for integration into backend systems. You'll join client meetings to experience client presentations and design consultations. You'll meet regularly with your Advisor to discuss your progress, and you'll participate in monthly team discussions.

Learn More and Apply: viget.com/internships

Viget is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

andrewforee 4 days ago 0 replies      
Salt Lake City, UT - Lucid Software (http://www.golucid.co)

Lucid Software is building world class graphical applications in the browser and on mobile devices. Our first product, Lucidchart (http://www.lucidchart.com), is an online diagramming application with 2M+ users. We recently launched our second product, Lucidpress (http://www.lucidpress.com), which is an online layout and design application.

Lucid is a startup founded by Karl Sun, a former Google exec, and Ben Dilts, our CTO. We're profitable and rapidly growing in every dimension of the business and need people to join our team. For fun we raft river rapids on company retreats, have Friday BBQs, and eat lots of pizza. Talent and ability to learn are more important than specific skills.

BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER (all experience levels) - Lucidchart and Lucidpress run with various decoupled services in a Linux environment using Scala, MongoDB, AWS, and MySQL. At Lucid your responsibilities would include enhancing existing services, building new services, integrating with 3rd party applications and ensuring services are highly available, secure, and scalable. Requirements: - Talent - BS degree Recommended experience: - Building large products / applications - Scala or Java - MySQL or other relational database - NoSQL databases - Cloud computing (AWS)

Apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oa2cZfw7&s=Hacker_News

FRONTEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER (all experience levels) - Lucidchart and Lucidpress are powered by one of the largest Javascript codebases on the Internet (about 250k lines of JS), optimized so that the user experience is indistinguishable from an installed native application. Come help us show the tech world what can be done on the web. Requirements: - Talent - BS degree Recommended experience: - Building large products / applications - Javascript - Google Closure compiler/library - CSS/HTML/DOM manipulation - jQuery - Native app development on Android and/or iOS

Apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=odrjZfwG&s=Hacker_News

*The application requires a current resume, cover letter, and an unofficial or official university transcript.

yegg 4 days ago 0 replies      
DuckDuckGo (remote or local in Paoli, PA). If you're excited about what we're accomplishing, then check out our hiring page at https://dukgo.com/help/en_US/company/hiringIn particular, we're looking right now for:

- 1-2 Back-end (algo) engineers (we mainly use Perl, but Perl expertise is not required).

- 1 Front-end engineer (Javascript and/or CSS expertise required needed).

- 1-2 Operations engineers (Linux site reliability and/or Chef expertise needed).

- 1 Non-tech role working on community, BD, office admin, etc., (local to Paoli, PA).

michaelhoffman 1 day 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 and the University of Toronto, 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. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.

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

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics, obtained within the last five years. Submitted first-author or joint first-author papers in genomics or machine learning research. Experience in scientific programming in a Unix environment.

Not required, but preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. Published first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals or refereed conference proceedings. Experience programming in Python, R, C, and C++.

Benefits: Effective 27 December 2014: Includes extended medical insurance, dental insurance, maternity benefits (15 weeks), parental benefits (additional 35 weeks), Canada Pension Plan contributions, and employment insurance.

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

cwhiten 4 days ago 0 replies      
Solink - Ottawa, ON, Canada (Local, relocate) - http://solinkcorp.com/

Send resumes/questions to: cwhiten@solinkcorp.com

About us:

Solink is a video and data intelligence company based out of Ottawa, Canada. For over three years, Solink has developed a comprehensive video intelligence platform to address pressing issues in the areas of security, marketing, compliance and operations. The business applications developed by our team have been largely client driven to ensure relevance and usability. Solink leverages video analytics to refine and expedite contextual data from Big Data to aid decisions makers.

About you:

- You like to code. You code for work or school and you code in your spare time.

- You have an amazing ability to mash different technologies together

- You believe in the best tool for the customer and the situation: you are comfortable working in a mixed tech environment, Windows Server, Linux, iOS, Android, cloud, on-premise, Java, C#, Ruby, etc

- All modesty aside, you are a pretty awesome coder in some kind of common language or framework

- You work smarter AND harder and you have a passion for learning and improvement

- You like tidy code. You understand the value of style and find commenting to be satisfying. It makes you angry when control and view logic mingle

- You are test-driven and you like to have a nice thick quilt of unit tests in order to sleep at night

- You use tools and frameworks. You write your own tools when necessary and your first instinct is to check and see how other people have already solved this problem.

- You like clarity; you are honest, realistic and you dont mind pointing out the elephant in the room.

- You like people, you like working with people, and people like working with you.

Bonus Points:

- Accepted answers on SO

- Contributed to a recognized OS project

- HTML5, MVC, RoR, CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript libraries: JQuery, D3.js, etc.

- IP cameras and Network video recorders,

- Video codecs and transcoding

- Amazon Web Services or other cloud-based development

- OpenCV or other image processing libraries

- Highly scalable, high-perfomance distributed computing

- ElasticSearch, Solr, Druid.io, Apache Storm, Hadoop, Logstash, Splunk

brettz 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pornhub Network at Mindgeek

Location: Montreal, Canada (No remote)

If you are passionate about web technologies and love to push the boundaries of what is possible, MindGeek is the place for you. You will be working as part of a team within a fast-paced, fun, challenging and creative environment in order to achieve team-oriented goals.

I'm currently looking for a Product Manager to work on one of our highly trafficked websites. Must be OK with working on adult content. We have a great team and resources in a fun and exciting environment.

Email: brett@pornhub.com

lbo 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Sticks and Brains - Palo Alto - iOS Engineer - Remote Possible

Looking for an experienced iOS engineer to help us iterate on our bluetooth-powered messaging application: Lynk Messenger (http://lynkmessenger.com)

Current team has years of experience scaling one of the biggest messaging apps on the planet. We're iterating quickly and need help speeding things up further.

Remote OK, local preferred.

propellerhat 4 days ago 0 replies      
Information Security Consultant - Matasano Security (part of NCC Group)

New York - Sunnyvale - San Francisco - Seattle - Chicago - Austin

Full time consultants and interns.



We are always hiring. Matasano specializes in application security. We break web applications, desktop applications, mobile applications on all platforms, and hardware. We perform network penetration tests and security architecture reviews. Our consultants have a wide range of skills such as firmware, bootloaders, drivers and kernel modules all the way up to web applications using Node and everything in between. We release bleeding edge security research and speak at all major security conferences (BlackHat, ToorCon, ShmooCon, etc.).

We are looking for people who are passionate about information security. No prior consulting experience necessary. We also hire Summer interns each year in New York, Chicago, and Sunnyvale.

Please reach out to careers@matasano.com

ddtruong17 4 days ago 0 replies      
Kaggle, Inc www.kaggle.com San Francisco +various

------- About Kaggle -------

Kaggle is best known as the worlds largest community of data scientists. Our community of around 200,000 data scientists compete to solve complex data problems. Were changing the way the most important data-driven problems are solved. We have branched out beyond our core business of machine learning competitions, to build end-to-end solutions in specific industries. Our first focus industry is energy, where we are working with Global 10 companies to make better decisions on where and how to drill for oil & gas. Our solutions take detailed geological and engineering data and help predict well performance. These solutions can minimize capital and environmental destruction by helping operators drill fewer uneconomic wells.Kaggle is located in the heart of the SOMA. We are well-funded (Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Max Levchin). Our team includes coffee, beer wine and whisky connoisseurs, pastry chefs, ping pong players, kiteboarders and rollerbladers.

For all Kaggle career opportuxnities, please visit https://www.kaggle.com/careers

---------- Who We're Looking For -----------

Statisticians & Data Scientists to Focus on the Energy Industry

We have branched out behind our core data mining competititons, to build end-to-end solutions on an industry by industry basis. Our first industry is energy, where we're building solutions that can transform the world's largest industry.In the energy sector, we've started with two basic solutions:

   * using detailed geological data to pick the best place to lease and drill for oil & gas;    * using detailed data on drilling practices to help operators produce efficiently.
The machine learning and statistical challenges in energy have some interesting properties:

   * geospatial data   * mix of deep science and machine learning   * sample sizes are small and samples are highly correlated   * we care about explainability and insights
Addressing these challenges requires layers upon layers of statistical machine learning modelsWe want to fully capture the uncertainties in our modeling at each layer, not just the point estimates.

Software Engineer

Help us combine software and machine learning to transform industries.By leveraging insights weve learned from running challenging machine learning competitions that attracted best-in-class talent, were now building out end-to-end solutions on an industry by industry basis. Were currently focused on energy, the worlds largest industry.As a software developer at Kaggle, youll work with our team of developers and data scientists to build solutions that consumes vast amounts of raw data to produce insights that help companies make strategic decisions.

Client Relationship Manager

Were looking for an experienced, multi-talented Client Relationship Manager with aptitude and interest in supporting the inbound sales pipeline for new projects. This role will: (1) onboard potential new clients through a process of email and phone conversations to understand those customers needs; and (2) support existing and new projects by providing excellent project coordination and customer service. The CRM role is a cornerstone member of our team who is responsible for connecting the client to Kaggles crowd community and enabling the best possible outcomes for each project, start to end.

Product Designer/Developer

As the product designer at Kaggle, you will work closely with the data scientists and developers on the Competitions team as well as supporting the creative needs of the energy solutions business. The competition platform is Kaggles primary presence on the Internet with an active user base that visits our web page to enter new competitions, interacts with each other on the forums, and learns data science through hands-on experience. As our first full-time product designer, you will have the rare and exciting opportunity to be the lead architect of the Kaggle web experience, as well as guiding our visual identity in marketing and other customer facing materials.

For questions, please contact us at recruiting@kaggle.com or visit our career page at https://www.kaggle.com/careers

djyoo 1 day ago 0 replies      
Goalbook - San Mateo, CA - https://goalbookapp.com

Teaching is one of the most disempowered professions--50% of teachers will leave the profession within 5 years. Yet decades of research show that teachers are the single most import school based factor in student achievement.

Thousands of teachers around the country use our tools to design and teach lessons using research-based practices. We are empowering schools and districts solve one of the most difficult challenges in improving our education system: closing the gap between best practice and classroom practice.

Were expanding our engineering team and looking for new team members who have worked across the web stack, are excited about collaborating across functional teams, and want to make an impact in the lives of educators.

Full Stack Engineer - Full Time (San Mateo, CA)

Youll also be involved in all stages of the product development process: from conducting user interviews with teachers and administrators to educating our Partnerships and Success teams about new product features.

Back End and Dev Ops Engineer - Full Time (San Mateo, CA)

Youll take the lead in ensuring that our products and internal tools are highly responsive and dependable, so that thousands of educators who rely on our tools trust us.

Email jobs@goalbookapp.com if youre interested, wed love to get to know you! Check out our other open positions here: https://goalbookapp.com/careers

retrodict 4 days ago 0 replies      
DigitalOcean - New York City & Remote - Full Time (https://www.digitalocean.com)

DigitalOcean provides the simplest experience to launch and manage your server infrastructure online. We're looking for an experienced engineers who will support the ever growing challenges of running our infrastructure at scale. We are a small, nimble team and you should expect to work on all aspects of the product. https://careers.digitalocean.com/

Software Engineer - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/software-engineer/

Ruby Engineer - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/ruby-engineer/

Ruby Engineer, Community & Marketing - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/ruby-engineer-commu...

Security Engineer - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/security-engineer/

Network Engineer - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/network-engineer/

Site Reliability Engineer - https://careers.digitalocean.com/careers/site-reliability-en...

bostonpete 4 days ago 3 replies      
Exa (http://exa.com) Burlington, MA (on 128 outside Boston) | Full-time | H1B welcome

We're a relatively small software company that develops simulation/analysis/design products which are used extensively for product design in a number of industries (e.g. automotive, aerospace, and motorsports to name a few). We have a few open positions in the SW team:

- I manage the preprocessor group here and we're looking to add a developer to help implement the next generation preprocessor (C++ development of a GUI product with 3D graphics using Qt on Windows & Linux). The job description lists a senior role with 5-7 years experience required, but I'd definitely be open to considering a more junior candidate:


- Another manager here is putting together a team to build a new product to serve as a single high-level entry point that will help users manage the workflow involved with our various engineering software products. At the moment, I believe he's looking at more senior candidates who would be able to play a key role in architecture decisions and help to build the team moving forward.


We have other software positions listed on our website but these are the two that we're recruiting aggressively at the moment.

cairo140 1 day ago 0 replies      

Email careers@tatcha.com.



TATCHA is a young, innovative luxury beauty company based in San Francisco with a focus on E-Commerce excellence. We're growing our web team to build out the next generation of innovative features for our website and tech ecosystem to delight our customers all around the world.



Modern LAMP/PHP stack

ExpressionEngine and Magento

Grunt/Compass/SASS asset pipeline

jQuery/Angular.js frontend



TATCHA is a small and growing company, so you would be joining as a key member of the team, owning features from inception to deployment to maintenance, and being responsible for major parts of our web infrastructure.

On our web team, you would be deploying features to our customers on a daily basis. Here's an example of some of the challenges we're building for right now:

Introducing live interactive audio and video skin consultations and checkout assistance in the browser.

Building and iterating on beautiful interactive brand introduction web experiences on desktop and mobile.

Revising our fragment and full-page caching structure to deliver static and catalog pages lightning fast.



2+ years of professional experience building websites and web apps

Fluency in HTML/CSS/Javascript, ideally also in Bootstrap, jQuery, and Angular.js

Familiarity with Grunt asset pipeline or comparable frontend frameworks (Sprockets, Rails, etc.)

Experience with full LAMP stack or comparable (e.g., RoR) environment

Proficiency in maintaining a modern webdev pipeline or willingness to learn; our pipeline includes scrum, Trello, git (BitBucket), Cloudflare, zero-downtime rollouts, and sync and setup scripts


We're looking for creativity, intelligence, and initiative, and we care about that much more about that than experience with our specific stack. If you're interested in joining a fantastic team to own and build our next generation of web experiences, please write to us at careers@tatcha.com.

nikhaldi 2 days ago 0 replies      
Placemeter, New York City - http://www.placemeter.com

We are looking for Full-Stack Engineers (Python/Django) and Computer Vision Engineers (C++).

At Placemeter we use computer vision at a massive scale, on a large number of video feeds, to understand what is going in in the physical world in real time. We measure how busy places are, what people do, how fast cars go, and much more. We offer that data to developers, citizens, cities, and retailers, radically changing the way they interact with the physical world.

At the core we are a bunch of PhDs developing proprietary computer vision algorithms. Come join us if you're tired of product-driven social media and advertising startups and instead want to work in a truly technology-driven environment.

Full-Stack Engineers (https://jobs.lever.co/placemeter/0c7862ed-9a83-4c50-ba16-74b...): Build web apps, services and APIs on a Python/Django/MySQL/Cassandra stack. We have hard challenges both in the frontend (think data visualization) and in the backend (we are generating a LOT of data).

Computer Vision Engineers (https://jobs.lever.co/placemeter/70be8dcf-e48e-4b9f-8c81-a06...): Develop the next generation of our real-time video processing algorithms which work at a scale that you'll encounter in few other places. Strong C++ skills required and a background in computer vision (MS or PhD) preferred.

frabrunelle 4 days ago 0 replies      
MaidSafe - C++ 11/14 open source software engineer - Troon, Scotland

MaidSafe is currently looking for C++ open source software engineers based at our headquarters in Troon, Scotland. If you, or someone else you know fits the bill and would like to work at MaidSafe, please get in touch with us: justine.mclevy@maidsafe.net


Can you imagine a new decentralised Internet, free from corporations selling your personal details and private information for their profit, where all data is secure, private and anonymous? What if this new network was comprised of the spare computing resources of the worlds Internet users and has already seen over three years of cutting edge C++ 11/14 source code written for it? What if the company building this new platform was based away from cramped, expensive London on Scotlands tranquil, beautiful and rugged South West coast, yet with excellent transport links to major cities and just a few miles from an International airport?

The company implementing the replacement for much of the Internets services is called MaidSafe and they plan a public launch of the platform later this year. This new network has generated much interest from the worlds technology press.


The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet


Beyond Bitcoin: Crypto-Ownership Companies Hope You're Ready To Decentralize Everything On The Internet

Welcome to the age of crypto-ownership, where any kind of data can be encrypted and managed by a decentralized network of computers.

MaidSafe recently raised over $8m from one of the first ever cryptocurrency-based rounds of financing. As the company approaches product launch, they are looking to strengthen their team with C++ engineers experienced in open source software to help nail bugs and add that final polish.Your initial role will be to familiarise yourself with MaidSafes implementation libraries and once you are comfortable with the code, you will become a key part of MaidSafes core development team. Please have a look at the quality of work for yourself at https://github.com/maidsafe. Leading Boost and ISO C++ committee members have contributed to the code; it is an exemplar of modern practice and is written exclusively in C++ 11! You may also find MaidSafes Continuous Integration testing dashboard of interest: http://dash.maidsafe.net/index.php?project=MaidSafe.

Mandatory requirements:

- Based at MaidSafes HQ in Troon, Scotland, 5 miles from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.

- At least 90 days where you sent a commit of C++ code to an open source code repository which we can verify.

- At least 180 days where you sent a commit of anything to an open source code repository which we can verify.

It would be great if you could supply us with a github.com or sourceforge.net or equivalent account for us to have a look through (the more the better).

Good to have:

- A proven track record of submitting quality bug reports to open source issue trackers, preferably with bug fixes. Some links to examples would be great.

- Proven CI configuration experience,preferably Jenkins though Travis and others are fine, although it would be even better if there is a place on the internet displaying evidence of your experience in this.

- Proven experience with unit testing frameworks, preferably Google Test although others would be fine too. It would be very useful to provide some links to test code that you have written.

- Proven experience with writing code for at least two of Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, Android, iOS or WinRT. MaidSafe code is expected to run on all of these. Again links to examples would be great.

- Proven experience with writing C++11/14 code, especially using the C++ 11/14 STL. Links to examples please!- A presence on Stack Overflow, where you have asked or answered hard questions and been recognised by others for your answers.

- At least a minimum of experience writing C++ which works on Microsoft C++ compiler. MaidSafe code needs to work on Visual Studio 2013, so you would have to constrain your C++ to that feature set whilst awaiting Visual Studio 14 to be released.

Lovely to have

- Proven experience with code correctness checking tools such as valgrind, Purify, clang sanitisers and equivalents. Examples of where you have used them would be great.

- Proven experience with code peer review tools such as Gerrit or equivalents, with links to examples if possible

- Proven experience with CMAKE on both Windows and on POSIX, again with examples to links if possible

- Proven experience in writing and debugging multithreaded code, again any links where you wrote or debugged some multithreaded code would be very useful. In an interview, we would certainly ask for details on this as the MaidSafe code base is multithreaded.

Ideal to have (dont worry if you dont)

Proven experience in the Boost C++ libraries and C++ STL. Examples may include:

- History of posts to mailing lists.

- Stack Overflow answers.

- Books written on C++ theory or practice.

- Papers submitted to ISO C++ standards committees, preferably WG21.

- Your own code that has passed an open source community review (or even submitted for a review and was rejected). Presentations or lectures given at computer science related conferences. Links to the video of your talk would be superb.

- Academic papers on computer science theory or practice. Rejectedpapers are welcome.

Working at MaidSafe

MaidSafe is a small and highly innovative open source technology company where your role is likely to be more varied than the highly specialised roles typical in a corporate employer. They are developing a decentralised and global computing platform that will fundamentally change how the Internet works for millions of users, delivering privacy, security and freedom for everyone. This role provides the opportunity to work for a cutting edge Open Source company with a big future, as well as the freedom to push your skills to the limit.

The location

MaidSafe are headquartered in Troon, on Scotlands beautiful West Coast. Troon is a small and affluent town and has an excellent choice of independent bars, restaurants and shops, with first class transport links including a rail link and an international airport .

The area is a popular with families and is within easy reach of a number of excellent state and private schools, serving both primary and secondary students. There are also a number of Universities within easy reach and it is worth mentioning that University education is free of tuition fees for Scottish residents. Troon is well known for its large expanse of sandy beaches and those who prefer an active lifestyle will find first class golf, rugby, fishing, football and cycling on their doorstep. Located just 30 minutes from Glasgow, Scotlands largest and most vibrant city, there is easy access to some of Europes best shopping and a lively nightlife.


Being located in Scotland has advantages beyond the clean air and stunning scenery. Household expenditure is just 60% of that in London and average rental payments are 46% below the UK average. Similarly, mortgage payments are 17% below the UK average, while Scotland is estimated to have the 14th best standard of living anywhere in the world, based on GDP. It is also worth noting that the UK median gross annual income within the Information and Communication sector was just under 36,000 in 2012, the highest of all industries.

Further to a 3 month trial period, the salary at MaidSafe is 40k per annum. New employees will also become part of the employee benefit trust, an ownership scheme that currently distributes more than 25% of the companys shares amongst a team of 15.

How to apply

Please supply MaidSafe with a list of URLs of evidence showing them why you would be a great hire, explaining the context of those URLs where necessary and the company will get back to you if we would like any additional information.

clarkevans 4 days ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at Prometheus Research (New Haven, CT & Telecommute)

Prometheus Research builds open source RexDB (http://www.rexdb.org) software, and delivers custom applications to help medical researchers organize complex data. We're an established organization based in New Haven, CT, that has most of its staff working remotely (even in New Haven).

We have two software development positions open at http://www.prometheusresearch.com/jobs/ and we prefer candidates who live near New Haven, CT (must be on-site Wednesday and Thursday every week). We will consider strong candidates world-wide. Development tools we use:

* Linux/Docker for our development/deployment system* PostgreSQL for our backend database, using HTSQL* Python for server-side code, using RexDB platform* Javascript for client, using Facebook's React* reStructuredText/Sphinx for documentation

We need someone who has a passion for documentation and quality software; yet, understands that we're a consulting organization. We provide a mix of open source work and client-facing (usually proprietary) development. If you are interested, send email to hn-201411@prometheusresearch.com ; please indicate your location and ability to be on-site in New Haven at least 2 days per week.

helloshow 4 days ago 0 replies      
Product ManagerFort Lauderdale, FL

Hello Show is a new real estate application that is transforming the way real estate agents communicate and schedule. The application has created an easy to use scheduling and showing process for all parties involved through a secure mobile messaging platform, property detail organizer, route planner, and an automated agent-to-agent scheduling system. The team has worked tirelessly with real estate agents to streamline and automate the current process of using endless paper, phone calls, emails, and texts to communicate. The result is an exceptional tool kit that is built for the way Realtors work.

On the verge of launching, we are funded and have already secured major contracts with customers. Responses and feedback have ranged between "How do I get this product right now?" to "This is absolutely amazing!" We are obsessed with the user experience and delighting our customers.

We are looking for a top-notch Product Manager who will lead the continuous and rapid development of the Hello Show platform. You will manage and lead all aspects of product research, product development, and user experience. You will interface with our remote development and design team, interview users, and work with our sales and marketing team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality product. Everything we do is an experiment, and you must be excited to challenge your assumptions and prove ideas with data.

You will be joining an amazing team: one of the top Realtors in South Florida, 2 of the top 100 Ruby on Rails contributors, a market research expert, a seasoned startup operations veteran, a world class-designer, and 3 additional senior engineers. Fortunately, the team needs to grow!


Plan and lead the development of new features, bugs fixes, and product releases Develop deep empathy and understanding of our users and their experiencesConduct research interviews and user testing sessions to plan and iterate the applicationTranslate research results into actionable items and product plans Ensure the highest quality of user experience through rigorous testing and product experimentationBecome an expert in all aspects, trends, and competitors within the real estate tech industryPerform QA and customer support regarding issues, feedback, and product satisfaction Make our users incredibly productive and make them love our product This is a startup - you will have the opportunity to contribute to every aspect of the company!


Have an insane attention to detailBe a UX fanatic and be focused on always simplifying processesHave clear and effective communication skillsBe self motivated, especially without a clear direction or objectiveKnow when to outsource, and when to build internallyUnderstand software development and project management methodologies Experience reading and writing contracts is a plusExperience with design or mockup tools is a plus (Sketch, Photoshop, Balsamiq, etc.) Understanding real estate transaction processes is a plusMust thrive under pressure and lead by exampleCompetent in managing a complex product and leading a remote teamMinimum 3 years project management experience of mobile/web applicationsHave a learners mindset and love developing new skills

To apply, send an email to team at helloshow.com with Project Manager in the subject.

BWStearns 2 days ago 0 replies      
Human Condition Safety (NYC, no remote)

Human Condition Safety (HCS) seeks a developer to work on using embedded systems and data analysis to radically improve industrial safety. Were bringing data driven decision making and analytics to an industry thats been around about as long as human civilization.

Given the breadth of the system, "Full Stack" is probably an understatement so were calling it a Full Stack+ until we come up with something better. Our system involves wearable devices, field deployed base stations and radios, cloud servers, standard browser front ends. It could possibly end up with Unity native frontends, feedback through the wearables, more sensors for inanimate objects, radio analysis, etc. We will be looking into bringing in additional data from existing APIs around the web as well as some more interesting places, i.e. lets make a crane talk to our servers.

You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of databases, embedded systems, web, native, and embedded user-interfaces, and more. Clearly one developer is not going to know every language and technology we end up using from day one. This means that there will be a lot of learning on the job and plenty of room for influencing architecture and technology choices.

About the Environment

We have one developer (the guy writing this) and one hardware engineer (the CEO) at the moment so you will be joining a very early team. Our customers are companies and there are a bunch of wonderful folks working on the business side getting us very impressive partners and interesting sites to beta test and develop the product with.

We will be handling very high volumes of data very early on and so the quality threshold of certain parts will be higher than that of most early stage systems. Even though are moving fast we will also be building our processes and culture and were looking for someone who is excited to help us do that.


Building and expanding our distributed service-oriented/API-driven architecture Coding the wearable tech and base stationsScaling our data collection capabilities Helping build and expand our analytics and event engineMany, many other things

Technical Skills/Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

You are fluent in Python, Ruby, or another scripting language. Ideally you are a polyglot.We will be making web interfaces so of course JS/HTML/CSS skills are required.You know or are not afraid to get to know C/other low level languages.You have used relational databases, and at least have looked into some non-relational database. Column oriented database experience a plus!You have used MVC frameworks before (Django/Rails/Laravel/etc), and have used at least one Javascript framework.You enjoy writing clean readable code and don't mind getting rid of old code when it's the right thing to do.You haven't used some_random_technology? Great! We'll likely be using a lot of that.This means you don't mind reading docs and source code and learning quickly.Version control is a must. We use Git.

Important Non-tech Factors

You live in NYC or would if the job is interesting enough.An experimental mindset and a curiosity for all tech interesting.Good communications skills and personal accountability are a must.When things go wrong, tell people and fix them.As the team expands we will do some light code-review to mitigate the bus-factor.Experience working in a startup is a plus.

Technical Nice-to-Haves (not required in any sense but might come in handy/be interesting)

Working with/messing around with Unity or other gaming/3D engines.Prior experience with Arduino/other hardware prototyping.Experience with hardware/EE.Familiarity with Machine Learning.

Don't hit all the bullet points? Apply anyways, it would be totally unreasonable to expect someone to have all of the above, we're really more concerned about finding smart devs who think this sounds like a really interesting project. Please include any portfolio site/github/etc. and send info to brian@humanconditionglobal.com

JayNeely 4 days ago 0 replies      
Boston Globe Media - http://boston.com/digitaljobs/ - Boston, MA

Our open roles in engineering are:

- Lead Software Engineer - BostonGlobe.com

- Lead Software Engineer - Digital Marketplaces (and an upcoming big data project)

- Video Web Developer

- Front End Developer

But we're also hiring for analytics, product management, design, marketing, and more.

A year ago John Henry bought the Boston Globe, and we're making big moves now within the world of news and media. We have the challenges and innovation-focused mindset of a startup, backed by the resources of an established company and the credibility of New England's most trusted brand.

We're hiring top-tier developers, product managers, UX designers, and content directors to build, brainstorm, and grow new products. If you want to help shape the future of journalism, check out our open jobs and see if one is right for you:


atto 4 days ago 0 replies      
Kifi (http://www.kifi.com/) - Mountain View, CA (H1B okay, prefer already in the area) - Front-end, mobile, designer, backend, search/information retrieval

About us

Kifi.com is a recommendations network, designed to help us outsmart information overload together. As Kifi automatically learns your interests and your friends interests, it helps you find and discover only the good stuff, from the right people at the right time -- anytime, anywhere. We're well funded and are growing quickly.

We use several fun technologies like Scala, Lucene, Akka, Play Framework, browser extensions, AngularJS, Gulp, etc.

Front-end Engineer

Build the product, bridging our backend to an excellent user experience. Day to day, you will work with product managers, designers, and other engineers to create a modern and easy-to-use product. Youll strongly influence which technologies we use across our whole stack and how we incorporate them. We use AngularJS, gulp, etc.

Highly proficient in JavaScript and HTML/CSS

Well versed in HTTP semantics and web API design principles

Good knowledge of at least one backend programming language

Comfortable learning and using new web technologies to build rich applications (think WebSockets, MutationObservers, CSS Transforms, SVG )

Mobile engineer

Design and build high quality, modern consumer mobile user experiences. Define and implement APIs (library and network) for mobile apps. Our mobile engineers should be comfortable working at all levels of the development stack (storage, server, multiple mobile platforms).

Prior iOS or Android experience

Passionate about user experience

Lead Designer

Were looking for a talented designer to join our founding team. You will be working closely with our founders and our experienced team (previously from Google, Facebook and Linkedin). You will be responsible for all design aspects of our consumer product, UI/UX Design, mobile design, website design, and brand design.

Passionate about understanding consumers needs and designing accordingly

Loves designing for a variety of platforms and products (web, mobile, tablets, etc.)

Know which details matter and when to push back and say no.

Communicate your designs to the team with patience while being open to feedback

Machine Learning / Information Retrieval Engineer

Kifi is dealing with massive amounts of user events, analytics data, social graphs and web documents. You will be asked to design and build a new breed of Machine Learning and Information Retrieval systems that will be of large scale with tight throughput and latency requirements.

Proficient in at least one JVM language and can easily pick up Scala

Passion for elegant and efficient algorithms and data structures

Experience with implementing high quality ML/IR systems

There's a few more positions listed at https://www.kifi.com/about/join_us. If you're interested, the best contact address is careers@kifi.com. If you have any questions or want to chat more about what we're working on, feel free to drop me a line directly at andrew@kifi.com.

ehberger 4 days ago 1 reply      
Desmos - San Francisco, CA

-- About us --

Desmos builds great math software. If you love math, write great code, and care about education, then we want to meet you.Check out a sample graph at https://www.desmos.com/calculator/bbhzdbudoy if you haven't seen our calculator before.

-- Software Developer (calculator) --

The Desmos calculator lives entirely in the browser. It incorporates a realtime LaTeX WYSIWIG editor, includes a full compiler pipeline to interpret unstructured user math input and transform it into meaningful and efficiently-evaluable code, and makes extensive use of modern web technologies such as web workers and canvas rendering. The calculator core is modular and well-tested code which powers our free-to-use desktop, tablet, and mobile versions, used by millions of students, as well as driving our API, which many of the world's largest education companies use to power their graphing and math input. There's a lot to do to make the calculator faster, more powerful, more featureful and more beautiful, build out mobile apps, and continue to grow the calculator API.

We're not big into hard requirements, but a love of and interest in math is non-negotiable.

If this is the right job for you, you're probably also interested in numerical and geometric computation, compilers, code generation, performance optimization, API design, CAS implementation and graphics.

-- Software Developer (lessons) --

Desmos is redefining what online math content can look like by treating the creation of each lesson as software development. Each lesson we build has unique interactions, streams realtime data to other students and to the teacher dashboard, and has to work effectively across a wide range of devices. Basically, we're building a new app every few weeks, each one designed by our team of world-class educators and designers. If you're not excited by a never-ending stream of ready-to-build projects that will each make a significant impact on a specific area of math education, this is not the position for you.

We need to see a demonstrated ability to create high-quality interactive experiences rapidly, and a love of math and teaching.

Bonus points if you've produced and maintained code in a high-throughput / multi-product environment, developed complex single-page web apps, built complex touch interactions, or spent time as an educator.

-- Why Desmos --

Here's what it means to work at Desmos.

  * Great benefits: full medical and dental, catered lunch every day, unlimited vacation days whenever you need them.  * Productive environment: no mandatory meetings, bureaucracy, or artificial barriers. Full transparency and participation in company goals and direction.  * Competitive compensation: we offer substantial equity and competitive salary to every fulltime employee. We want everyone to feel both financially secure and deeply invested in the future of the company.  * Work-life balance: we value results over hours, and sustainable, long-term success over short-term wins.
-- Apply --

If this sounds like you, send an email with resume to careers@desmos.com

chrchr 4 days ago 0 replies      
LegitScript in Portland, OR and Dublin, Ireland

We make the online health product sector safer and more transparent for individuals and businesses. We analyze and report on rogue online pharmacies and dangerous health products. Our services include monitoring, investigative reports, online pharmacy certification, and health product classification. Our mission includes protecting consumers from fake cancer cures, cosmetics that contain mercury, "all natural" supplements that contain dangerous pharmaceuticals, and illegal online pharmacies that fake their certifications and sell prescription medications to anyone who asks. Our clients include Google, Microsoft, Visa, Twitter and the FDA.

Our team focuses on producing simple, reliable software through excellent developer testing practices and collaboration, including test driven development, pair programming, and continuous integration.

* You should be able to demonstrate ability in Ruby, Python or similar dynamic, object-oriented languages. We use Ruby.

* You have experience writing developer tests. We use rspec.

* You should be familiar with relational databases and SQL. We use MySQL.

* You should have experience with modern web frameworks, such as Rails, Django, Sinatra, or Flask. We use Rails.

* You should be able to work with Web technologies such as HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, et cetera.

* You should be comfortable working with the Unix command line. Our production systems run Linux.

* You have a degree in computer science or equivalent experience. You should know a little about algorithms and data structures.

You can find out more about what we do on our website (http://www.legitscript.com/) and our blog (http://blog.legitscript.com/). We were also recently featured in 37signals "Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud" series (https://signalvnoise.com/posts/3612-bootstrapped-profitable-...). The company is entirely self-funded and has been profitable since 2010. We offer a stable workplace with good benefits and regular pay increases. We believe in working at a sustainable pace with regular office hours.

Our spacious, modern Pearl District office is cubicle-free with plenty of natural light. We have sit/stand convertible desks. Many of us bike to work and we have indoor bike parking, as well as a parking or public transit benefit. There's an ofce dog. The ofce is a collaborative and fun work environment with no drama. Our friendly in-house barista serves complimentary beverages every morning, and every week we have a catered lunch or happy hour.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes a health plan, 401k with company contribution (available after 1 year). We offer full-time employees extra perks like company-paid massages, gift cards to local businesses, paid time of to volunteer, company sponsorship of your hobby, and group social outings!

Please apply! http://jobsco.re/1xL3tBE

alexk 4 days ago 0 replies      
Mailgun (ex-YC W11), http://www.mailgun.com Austin, 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.

+++ Software 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.

+++ Read more here +++


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

bostik 1 day ago 0 replies      
Smarkets, London, UK. Sorry, no remote.

We're always looking for generalist, python-happy software engineers. If you know, or want to learn erlang, even better.

Smarkets is a modern betting exchange with significantly lower transaction fees than the competition. We're a well-funded company with a small, agile development team, and our platform has handled over 600 million of bets since launching in 2010. Smarkets has been featured in publications such as Wired, The Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch and was recently selected as part of the Startups 100.

We are taking on the big players in the betting industry with the lean startup playbook. We think the commission charged by such players is too high, spelling for opportunity to do better.

We're building a reliable, low-latency, highly concurrent betting exchange based on trading exchange designs. We're also building a fast, modern web interface to allow for a smoother experience. Servicing our users is top priority. Whether you want to work on the trading exchange or the frontend, you'll be solving real and challenging problems - from scaling to optimising python to handling near real-time design constraints.

The Smarkets platform is written predominantly on Python and Erlang, and relies heavily on asynchronous programming techniques. We use REST where we can. Life at Smarkets circles around version control, configuration management and automated testing. We can, and do, deploy to production several times a day.

Our software stack is built around Linux, Vagrant, Flask, Eventlet, Postgres, RabbitMQ, Git and Chef - but we are not resistant to change as needed.

To see all our jobs, visit: http://info.smarkets.com/about/jobs/

austinhallock 4 days ago 0 replies      
Clay.io - http://clay.io - San Francisco, CA

Hiring Full-Stack Engineers. Shoot me an email: austin@clay.io

  ===================  What we're building  ===================
We're building Steam for casual mobile games - competing with the app stores to provide a better way to discover games on mobile.

The approach we're taking focuses on mobile web games - games people can access immediately without the added friction of installing them in an app store.

  ==============  Where we're at  ==============
Small team of 3, with large audience of 4,000,000+ users to push code to. https://github.com/claydotio/clay-mobile for general idea of the quality of code we write.

  =========  Our Stack  =========
Node.js, CoffeeScript, Docker, Mithril.js, Gulp, Ansible, MongoDB, MySQL, ...

jnenglish 4 days ago 0 replies      
Inferess - San Francisco, CA (both roles allow: INTERN)

### About Us

We are a vibrant, young company with a mission to be the leading provider of of intelligent, market moving information for professionals and corporations, so that they can be pro-active and make smarter, faster and profitable decisions.

You are always flooded with trivial or redundant information, but often miss the one story you needed most. Inferess offers a solution.

Can floods in Thailand affect a semiconductor manufacturer in South Korea? Would it possibly affect a storage manufacturer in Silicon Valley? Not only will the users receive critical event updates about the company they are tracking, they will also receive pertinent news that will affect the companies they seek.

### Positions

Software Engineer, Backend----------------------------------------You will be focused on a wide range of backend projects powering some of the most important services such as Search, Data Mining and Graph Algorithms. We follow service-oriented architecture and Java, Scala are the main part of our stack. Successful candidate should have expertise in developing high volume, minimal latency web applications. Coding skills in Python are a plus.

- Strong Java and/or Scala experience- Strong CS fundamentals, including good working knowledge of classic algorithms and data structures- Experience with Hadoop/Hive/Pig is a big plus- Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications- Rigor in A/B testing, test coverage, and other best practices

Software Engineer, Search----------------------------------------You will be focussed on building the next generation of Search features and infrastructure, constantly striving towards Improving the quality of our search results and conversion rate, and tacking the challenges in contextual information discovery and personalization. Successful candidate must have a strong Java and/or Scala background, in-depth expertise in Lucene and real-world experience working with large, custom search systems.

- Real-world expertise with Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Recommendation Systems- Strong Java experience- Experience with Hadoop/Hive/Cascading- In-depth Lucene expertise- Strong CS fundamentals, including good working knowledge of classic algorithms and data structures- Rigor in A/B testing, automated testing, and other engineering best practices- Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications

Read more at: http://inferess.com/jobs.html

Contact us at careers@inferess.com

rfergie 18 hours ago 0 replies      
The Key - Newcastle, United Kingdon (no remote).

Job title: Research and Impact Analysis

The Key is a small North East charity with a big focus on using data to improve our impact.

This position would suit a new graduate with an interest in using data to do some good in the world. We don't have big data (or many buzzwords) but we do have an organisation that will make changes based on your recommendations.

More details at: http://www.yourpotentialunlocked.org.uk/blog/99/the-key-are-...

pwman 4 days ago 0 replies      
LastPass - https://LastPass.com/jobs - Fairfax, VA (DC metro, Dunn Loring metro stop)

Our open tech roles are:

  - Software Engineer iOS  - Software Engineer OSX  - Junior Software Engineer  - Senior Software Engineer  - Front End Developer
We're growing fast, and we're hiring in essentially all departments including support, sales, and more -- if you would enjoy making LastPass better please reach out!

_br 2 days ago 0 replies      
BloomReach - Mountain View, California

H1B, Intern, Full-time all welcome! Remote is possible.

Apply at http://bloomreach.com/careers or send an email to dGFsZW50QGJsb29tcmVhY2guY29t and mention Hacker News.

BloomReach helps online businesses get their high quality and relevant content found by their consumers. Our big data marketing applications provide personalized discovery to visitors between devices and across channels. We've raised $41M from Bain Capital, NEA and Lightspeed.

Our services just came in #9 in this year's Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies:http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233887Check them out at http://bloomreach.com/what-we-do/

This past month has been REALLY EXCITING for us, marking a significant milestone in our company's 5 year history. First, we globally launched our third publicly available product, BloomReach Compass. Secondly, we've officially expanded to the UK! Here's some of the recent media coverage:

* http://startups.co.uk/why-is-this-41m-backed-silicon-valley-...

* http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/10/12/the-future...

* http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/30/bloomreach-launches-compas...

* http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/235110/bloomre...

* http://www.zdnet.com/artificial-intelligence-in-your-shoppin...

We have open positions in Engineering, Data Science, Talent Acquisition, Sales, Marketing, and Product and Engagement Management. If you don't find a position that interests you, fill out a generic application and let us know what you want to work on- we're just looking for smart, talented people to help us continue making BloomReach an amazing place to work.

For engineering positions, if you can also send at least one cool piece of code, or a link to something youve built, or a hack that youre proud of, wed love to see it!

capkutay 4 days ago 0 replies      
WebAction in Downtown Palo Alto - Full Time Hiring Front-End Developers and Platform Engineers - Remote OK


WebAction is a streaming analytics company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our goal is to make real-time, predictive analytics simple. Every component of our platform is controlled by a web-based drag and drop app designer and/or a declarative, SQL-like language. This enables our customers to focus on rapidly solving their business challenges, rather than being consumed in building out big data infrastructure. As a culture, we love challenges and strive to improve our product everyday.

===Front-end/UI developer position===

With the power of the WebAction platform, our mission is to build new visual interaction models that combines real-time analytics and predictive computations. This means we want to streamline the process of bringing data into our platform, transforming it, visualizing it, and applying predictive models.

Our front-end stack includes HTML/CSS, JS/JQuery, Backbone, D3. Given that, all candidates should have 10+ years of Javascript experience and an MBA from a top school (just kidding).

If interested, feel free to reach out to me john@webaction.com

===Big Data Platform Engineers===

We value building out our software frameworks in house. This includes a real-time event processing engine (streaming engine similar to twitter storm), distributed query processing engine, and fault-tolerant clustering software. We've already hit some milestones including linear scalability and multi-node recovery. As a Platform Engineer, you will work on hitting NEW milestones in scalability and speed. Our stack is based on mostly based on java frameworks built in-house and some we leverage (like ZMQ for messaging). You should be interested in search and storage engines like cassandra, hbase, elasticsearch, messaging frameworks like kafka, flume, and event processing engines like storm and spark.

===More about WebAction===

Its founded by a team of Silicon Valley executives with multiple successful exits in the enterprise (our CEO has sold 1 company to Lockheed and 2 companies to Oracle). We've raised north of $11m since 2013 and our advisors/board have done amazing things like creating the Apple logo and founding one of the top VC firms in Silicon Valley. With every product release, we delight our customers and engage new ones at an ever-growing rate.

If this sounds interesting, shoot your resume to HR at jobs@webaction.com. If you have questions for me, feel free to send a message to john@webaction.com

zaidos 1 day ago 0 replies      
Tastebud (http://www.tastebud.co) -- Chicago, IL

iOS / Android Mobile Software Engineers: Full-Time

# About Us

Here at Tastebud, we are obsessed with creating mobile experiences that personalize the world around you. Through a combination of sophisticated algorithms and meaningful data, we're one of the first companies to create a personalized brick and mortar shopping experience. Best of all, we are profitable with a live product that is providing real results.

# About the Team

We are an smart and experienced group of software engineers and data scientists. Whether it is understanding the dynamic and complex relationships around large data sets, designing the greatest mobile experiences, or building the best recommendation engine on the planet, we are strongly focused and determined on solving the most challenging problems.

We are currently building the next generation of mobile applications, all powered by our extensive experience in personalization. We understand the value in stable, established frameworks and patterns, but we aren't afraid to jump into new technologies when the opportunity rises. We enjoy great clean code, but understand that sometimes you need to hack something out. We are fans of open source and aim to contribute back when we can. We enjoy working with smart people who can get things done.

# About You

You understand mobile. You have gone from idea to app store, quite possibly more than once. You know a great mobile-centric API when you see one, even better if you have designed one yourself. You understand the challenges that the app store brings and know how to work around them. You know how to iterate and build a product that delights our users. You enjoy the ability, freedom and encouragement to develop our mobile strategy.

We can offer a competitive salary, a great office in downtown Chicago, a flexible schedule, and a few cool office perks.

Interested? Send us a quick email about why you are the best person to lead our mobile products: jobs@tastebud.co

maramaemartin 2 days ago 0 replies      
Emeryville, CA (SF Bay Area) - Senior Full Stack Engineer wanted for TubeMogul (www.tubemogul.com)

About Us: TubeMogul is an enterprise software company for digital branding. By reducing complexity, improving transparency and leveraging real-time data, our platform enables marketers to gain greater control of their digital video advertising spend and achieve their brand advertising objectives.

The Role: We're looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our engineering team. We have some redesigns and new features in the works, and we need your expertise to architect and lead implementation of these end to end. You'll design and develop analytics dashboards, optimize application performance and responsiveness, and help us grow our edge as an effective high-frequency trading platform for video advertising.

Our Ideal Candidate Has: * 3+ years of professional experience developing a web application in modern OO- languages and MVC frameworks * 2+ years developing web applications in PHP, and some demonstrated experience with PHP MVC frameworks. We work in Kohana and CodeIgniter, but if you've used Zend, Symfony, Laravel or others that's a great start. * Demonstrated experience developing features in JavaScript. If you've used tools like Node, Angular, Ember or Backbone we'd be thrilled! * Experience developing the full stack of a web application, including the front end.

Here's what we're offering:* Competitive salary, benefits, 401K and stock options that mean something (We went public in July 2014!) * Generous time off, including your birthday * Training and career development through TubeMogul Academy * High growth and momentum for rapid career advancement * Newly expanded, sunny office with a game room and a Zen room. * Hungry? We offer catered breakfast, fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks, and we occasionally cater lunch and dinner. * Coming from across the Bay? Our dedicated BART shuttle bus will get you to the office in no time.

How To Apply: * The Sourcery will be the first point of contact. * All applications receive a response. * All applications are kept strictly confidential. * To apply, please visit: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/799/applications/new

frisco 4 days ago 1 reply      
Transcriptic: Full-stack developer (emphasis on frontend)

Menlo Park, CA; https://www.transcriptic.com/

Transcriptic is "Amazon Web Services" for the life sciences. Rather than carry out wet-lab experiments by hand, researchers can code up (or visually configure) their experimental protocols and then run them in Transcriptic's central, highly automated 'biocenter' in an on-demand way. Customers have no upfront capital costs and pay for only what they use. Life science research today is incredibly slow, error-prone, monotonous, and expensive with researchers spending many hours a day every day just moving small volumes of liquids from one place to another. We're building a long-term company to completely change the way life science research and development is done.

We're looking for a highly talented full-stack web developer. On top of our robotic work cells is a slew of internal services as well as a Rails app that acts as our lab information management system and customer-facing UI. Challenges range from building rich, interactive interfaces for composing protocols to presenting analytical data generated by the lab back to the user. We use d3, Backbone, CoffeeScript, and React today, but you'd be free to choose your own tools and libraries.

We're a rapidly growing startup (you'd be #19), well funded ($6M: Google Ventures, IA Ventures, Data Collective, AME Cloud, Founders Fund) and have customers at places like Harvard, MIT, Caltech, UCSF, and Stanford. You'd be able to work on interesting science and hard technology in a small, all technical team with lots of freedom and resources.

A biology background is preferred but not strictly necessary for outstanding people.

Recent coverage:

- http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/18/5216738/inside-transcript...

- http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/aws-for-life-science-with-4...

team at transcriptic.com

lightningstorm 2 days ago 0 replies      
Good Eggs - San Francisco, CA, Full Stack Engineers


=== About us ===

Good Eggs brings local, farm-fresh groceries right to your door! We are a technology focused company with a CTO who previously founded Carbon Five, an exceptional agile development shop. See our Engineering Blog and Github account:



We have a great mission (https://www.goodeggs.com/about/mission) - to grow and sustain local food systems worldwide - and everyone here is deeply committed to it. We started in 2011 and have over 200 employees across four cities (New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and San Francisco). Our investors include Sequoia Capital, Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, Collaborative Fund and Westly Group, among others.

There are 16 of us on the engineering team and were actively growing. Were building next-generation web and mobile applications with JavaScript across the stack, including Node.js, MongoDB, AngularJS, Backbone, CoffeeScript and a wealth of other tools from the rapidly-evolving JavaScript ecosystem. We employ the best practices of test-driven development, pair programming, and continuous deployment. We use the leading SASS providers - Heroku, AWS, Algolia (search), Mixpanel, Sendgrid, etc. We are happy to train the right person to work in this environment.

== Perks ===

* Medical Insurance with FSA/HSA options, vision, dental, etc.

* Super tasty lunches made on-site by our chefs using healthy and fresh ingredients (from our producers!)

* Amazing work/life balance and time-off policies

* Snacks

* Laptop

== About you ===

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

* Full-stack web application development experience in Ruby, Python, Java, or JavaScript

* Agile software development experience including automated testing and pair programming

* Demonstrable interest in learning and adopting new tools and techniques

More information:


I joined the company recently, feel free to e-mail me: moshe(at)goodeggs.com

jhdavids8 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pathgather - NYC - Senior/Lead Frontend Engineer (pathgather.com)

Hello HN! Were Pathgather, a Techstars NYC 2014 startup looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer, a Javascript expert that can come in and own one of the most engaging interfaces in the enterprise market today.

Our product is an enterprise learning platform that - unlike traditional learning systems - is one employees actually want to use. Were solving a big problem felt by almost all large and fast-growing companies: how to continuously train and educate your workforce with modern content on a system built for todays employee. More than 75% of all companies use a Learning Management System (LMS) in hopes to help with this problem, but their > 60% dissatisfaction rate shows these systems simply dont work. Were changing that.

We launched earlier this year and our product is already in use by tens of thousands of employees at some of the worlds most recognizable brands: Qualcomm and HBO, to name a couple (were also about to launch within one of the worlds largest companies). Were a small team, but weve got investment capital in the bank, real revenue coming in the door, and are now looking for the right person who is ready to take ownership of our frontend.

What were looking for:

* Javascript/Coffeescript expertise

* Strong experience with AngularJS

* Mastery of CSS & HTML

* UX focus

* Design skills a huge bonus

* Ruby/Rails knowledge another bonus, but certainly supplemental

What we can offer:

* A (more than) competitive salary & equity

* Opportunities to contribute to the open source community. Every Friday, you have the opportunity to work on anything open source: you can contribute to existing projects, work on your own, or open source a part of our codebase. Weve already open sourced our recommendation and prediction engine (https://github.com/Pathgather/predictor) and would love to do more!

* An awesome team to work with, in an awesome location! We work in the Techstars NYC office with several of New Yorks most promising startups.

* A chance to have a truly influential role at a company with an ambitious mission: to foster a culture of learning and continual improvement within every workforce through an engaging, rewarding, and collaborative learning platform.

If any of this sounds interesting or if you have some questions, please reach out to me at jamie@pathgather.com. Thanks!

azth 4 days ago 0 replies      
Exabeam (http://exabeam.com) -- SAN MATEO, CA, Fulltime

Web Front-End Developer


You will be responsible for designing and implementing the user interface for a brand new data processing system to detect advanced security threats using the latest stream processing and machine learning techniques.

Youll be architecting and implementing the user interface and middle tier for the first generation of our service and you will be the foundation of our web engineering team. You will work with all parties in the company to define and provide a powerful yet simple and intuitive user interface that will be one of the key differentiators of the product.

You are a strong software engineer who is passionate about building elegant, simple, and stick user interfaces to delight customers. You care about producing clean, elegant, maintainable, robust, well-tested code; you enjoy collaborating with others to come up collectively with the best possible solution. You have experience with performance, scalability, and reliability issues of large 24x7 systems.



* Solid programming experience designing and writing well organized, clean, and extensible code

* Experience with some modern front-end technologies that build Rich Internet Applications using JavaScript, CSS, HTML5

* Ideally experience using JQuery, backbone.js, underscore.js

* Appreciation for high quality user interfaces and interest in user interaction

* Self-motivated, detail-oriented and strong analytical / problem solving skills

* Bachelor's Degree in computer science or equivalent experience

About Exabeam


About Us: Exabeam is a big data security analytics company that is unlocking the potential of existing logs to fundamentally change the way cyberattacks are detected and greatly simplify security operations.

Our founding team consists of seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva and Sumo Logic. We just recently completed a Series A round of $10M privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures and Investor Shlomo Kramer (Founder of Check Point Software, Co-founder & CEO of Imperva, Founding Investor of Palo Alto Networks & Trusteer).

If you are interested, please send an email to ziad@exabeam.com

bjelkeman-again 1 day ago 0 replies      
Akvo Foundation http://akvo.org Helsinki/Stockholm/Amsterdam/London

Ui Designer / Developer

If you are a UI designer / developer with startup experience 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 with data visualisation sense. Reporting to the lead designer, your primary responsibility will be to create and ensure a consistent, usable, 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. (Core and mandatory skills: WordPress, HTML, SASS, CSS, JQUERY)

Being part of a continuously growing team is essential to maintain and improve the quality of our work.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.This is a full time position and a team work, so you will be required to be available during normal office hours.

We are looking for someone to be based in Helsinki (primary), Stockholm or Amsterdam. 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 hearing from you.

sridevizarin 1 day ago 0 replies      
Indix - Chennai | Job Title - Software Engineer

Indix is a product intelligence data science start-up. We are head quartered in Seattle and have our development based in Chennai. Indix is founded by Sanjay Parthasarathy, a veteran from Microsoft and we were recently in news for our Series A-1 funding of 9 million, post our Series A funding of 4.5 million in April last year.

INDIX == Trust,Challenge,Support,Fun

Indix, is building the worlds biggest product database to enable any app or website to become product-aware in an era of pervasive commerce. We think that in the future, all applications will be product-aware, just as applications today are people and location aware, and therefore every interaction in the physical and virtual world will be an opportunity to inform, educate and sell products.

Today, Indix's SaaS and Big Data product intelligence platform enables brands and retailers to explore, analyze, visualize, and act on the worlds product related information in real-time. Indix's extensive APIs give developers the tools to build limitless product-aware applications and services. Many of the worlds leading brands and retailers like Microsoft are already using the Indix platform to increase productivity, drive revenue and grow their brands.

For more info, please log onto www.indix.com and to know more about the job, http://www.indix.com/join_us#software_engineer

Reach out to us at rockstar@indix.com

courtneypowell 2 days ago 0 replies      
Real HQ, Junior Controller, REMOTE

Real HQ is the company behind Agent Pronto https://agentpronto.com/. We help home buyers and sellers find awesome real estate agents in their area. Were four years old and growing quickly.

What We BelieveWe started this business with inspiration from Seth Godin and 37signals. We keep our fires going with inspiration from Frank Chimero, The National, Louis CK, and Warren Buffett.

We also have some Clubhouse Rulez to help guide us in our work:

-We will be artists.-We will asynchronously overshare.-We will work hard, but we wont work long.-We will not create emergencies because we know that most often, they are created.-We will make things beautiful and profitable. We will even make beautiful more profitable.-We will speak to customers, partners and co-workers like a friend, not a corporate robot.-We will make ourselves better so we can make the world better.-And we will have a fucking blast doing it.

Work AnywhereWere looking for people who live in the United States. Once hired, youll have the flexibility to work from anywhere. If working from home in your pajamas sounds like fun, give that a shot. Or you might be interested in checking out a coworking space in your area. You can even travel to exotic lands like Walla Walla, Keokuk, Cucamonga, or Seattle! Location is irrelevant as long as you do your job and you do it well.

If Real HQ had a home, it would probably be Austin, Texas. But we have folks who live in big cities like Kansas City, Chicago, and Portland and not-so-big cities like Bozeman, Lewis Center, and Erie. Some of us travel while we work. Ryan managed accounts and did yoga in a Berlin coworking space. Kym worked from a castle in San Juan. Peter pushed code from planes, trains, and a 2010 Hyundai Elantra.

Last year, our team got together for a weeklong retreat in the artfully-minded desert town of Marfa, TX. This year, we opted for the Rocky Mountains and headed to Boulder, CO.

Think Youre a Good Fit? Great, because were hiring! Available positions are listed below.

Click through to learn more about each role.

Junior Controller: http://realhq.com/jobs/junior-controller

Dont see a role thats a good fit? Get in touch with us anyway. Were good at finding a place for smart, passionate people who are excited about what were doing and want to help us do it even better.

Add HackerNews to the subject line of any email you send us!

maramaemartin 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Full-Time Lead Dev Ops Engineer needed for MongoLab https://mongolab.com/welcome/

MongoLab is a fully-managed cloud database service featuring highly-available MongoDB databases, automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support. Developers absolutely love us because our Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) allows them to focus their attention on product development instead of operations.

Who we're looking for:We are looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer to take a major leadership role in managing our vast fleet of MongoDB deployments and making our users the happiest and most productive MongoDB developers on the planet.

You'll be responsible for: * The uptime and reliability of our fleet of hundreds and thousands of databases on various cloud platforms * The uptime and reliability of MongoLab's infrastructure * Maintaining our Node.js and Python ops toolset for cloud and database operations * Customer and community communications regarding our cloud service

Our ideal candidate: * Has at least 2 years of experience handling technical operations for a SaaS or IaaS product * Is exceedingly responsible, organized, detail-oriented, and would be regarded by peers as precise, careful, thoughtful, and "on it" * Is extremely serious about data durability and availability * Loves problem solving and is naturally inclined to provide unbelievable customer service * Has programming experience, ideally in Python, Ruby, or Node, and experience using automation tools such as Chef or Puppet * Has good working knowledge of Linux and experience configuring and deploying applications to AWS or equivalent

What we can offer you: * Competitive salary, equity, health benefits, and 401k * An environment that gives you the flexibility to seize moments of inspiration

How to apply: * The Sourcery will be the first point of contact. * All applications receive a response. * All applications are kept strictly confidential. * To apply, please visit: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/824/applications/new

gnidan 4 days ago 0 replies      
The Pep Boys - Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

As part of our new, aggressive approach to our use of the web and its technologies, Pep Boys is now searching for a Senior Web Developer to join our growing team at our Corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. As a member of this team, you will play a key role in developing our internet site a key corporate objective. We are looking for a candidate that has a rich understanding of the webs use with extensive experience developing eCommerce sites. As a Senior Web Developer, you will be designing and developing web pages for our site using J2EE as well as other technologies. The successful candidate will be skilled in creating and presenting technical and business solutions, and have the ability to work independently or within a group dynamic.

Job Requirements

-3+ years of web development experience, particularly on eCommerce sites -Effective understanding of Website information organization and navigation design-Experience working in J2EE or other web development language-Proficiency in HTML, JavaScript and CSS-Proficiency in MySQL or other major databases-Proficiency in UNIX / LINUX-Must be able to work with multiple individuals and departments.

Strong knowledge of any of the following technologies is a plus

-Spring Framework preferable version 3.0-J2EE platform-Alfresco Content Management System-Apache Tomcat Web Server-Web Services-Java Server Pages-Eclipse Development Environment-Apache Ant-Apache Maven 2-Web Analytical, monitoring, and testing tools

Experience and Education

-3+ years of web development -Bachelors Degree Preferred but not required

Pep Boys Auto is the nation's leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain. We continue to lead our industry with trusted, credible and helpful associates who focus their passion for cars on our customers and their needs. We are the automotive solutions provider of choice for the value-oriented customer. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and a 401(k).

If interested, please email my manager at john_cunningham@pepboys.com.

paulc 4 days ago 0 replies      

Hi, we're DailyBurn a fitness and nutrition company based in Midtown Manhattan. We'd like you to come join our multi-discipline engineering team to build software on a wide array of platforms and technologies.

We really are a fitness company, we have our own well equipped gym in the office and offer a gym membership budget for all employees.

Everyday we get messages from users sharing the changes they've made in their lives not every company can say the same. If fitness is an area of interest for you this is a great place to get involved in changing peoples lives.

We are currently hiring a Lead Backend Engineer and Senior Web Engineer. The Lead Backend position is only available to candidates in NYC or willing to relocate to NYC (we provide relocation help and compensation).

As a member of our Engineering team you'll get:

* Yearly conference and travel budget

* Your pick of development hardware

* Access to all the corporate benefits of IAC (DailyBurn is part of IAC)

* Monthly gym membership benefit

Our team is currently made up of 10 developers with a team of 2 working on iOS and the rest of our team focused on web and platform development.

The DailyBurn engineering team offers the chance to work on a wide range of different technologies. Our main web platform is built using Ruby on Rails, but we also work with node.js and golang on our backend systems.

We have client applications built for many of the major mobile and TV platforms (using Javascript, Objective-C, Java and more) and you as a part of the team will have the opportunity to get involved in many of these different platforms.

We have built a number of production systems in the Go programming language and are investing in using it as systems language for our backend.

Lead Backend Engineer:

* Deep experience with Ruby on Rails or an equivalent web platform

* Experience leading development efforts for a team

* Experience architecting complex backend systems

* Experience with golang a plus

Senior Web Engineer:

* Experience with Ruby on Rails or an equivalent web platform

* Comfortable taking on any level of technical challenge

* Proven track record of shipping production software in rails or an equivalent web technology

* Experience with golang or React a plus

Reach out to me directly: paul@dailyburn.com

jarmitage 4 days ago 0 replies      
ROLI London, UK & Shenzhen, China Full Time https://www.roli.com


Available roles [1]:

Head of Finance

Product Manager (Synthesis)

Senior Software Engineer

Technical Project Manager

Production Manager (Shenzhen)

Graphic Designer


We are a design and technology startup based in Dalston, London. Founded in 2009 by Roland Lamb, our products increase the bandwidth of interaction between people and technology. The Seaboard GRAND is our first product and demonstrates our patent-pending SEA Interface technology. Praised by Hans Zimmer, it has been pre-ordered in over 30 countries and won the Design Museum's Product of the Year Award 2014. Our recent Series A of $12.8m [2] has just been followed by $3.7m with Horizons Ventures to scale production and build our presence across Asia [3].

We pride ourselves in making ROLI a great place to work and are looking for the right people to grow our team. If you are looking for a healthy and challenging working environment in a vibrant London startup, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

If you are interested, feel free to contact me directly at jack [at] roli [dot] com. Highlights include:

Join a fast-growing team with an exceptionally diverse range of skills, interests and talents

Participate in cutting-edge design and innovation that will change the way people physically interact with technology

Take advantage of our in house recording studio, fully equipped kitchen and state-of-the-art design lab

Enjoy a daily team vegetarian lunch and fresh bread baked daily in the office, limitless homemade GOLDnola and the outpourings of our juicer

[1] https://www.roli.com/careers

[2] http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/05/21/rolis-new-mus...

[3] https://www.pehub.com/2014/10/horizons-ventures-backs-roli/

vaxtrac 4 days ago 0 replies      
Software Generalist at VaxTrac (http://vaxtrac.com) | Washington, DC | Full-time


Job Description: VaxTrac is looking for talented software engineers who share our passion for making a difference in the world. We build tools to improve the delivery of health care to those that need it most.

We are looking for those who:

+ Are committed to using their skills to generate real social impact.

+ Have an interest and passion for emerging technologies and novel use cases.

+ Thrive in loosely structured environments.

+ Share the conviction that we can make the world just a little bit better.

Roles and Responsibilities

+ Core design and development of applications for frontline immunization workers

+ Co-development of our core mobile application with partner organizations

+ Integration of custom applications with third-party frameworks

+ Basic quality assurance and documentation

+ Soliciting feedback and triaging bugs reported from the field

+ Secondary technical support of global program staff Skills and Requirements

+ Unparalleled, demonstrable programming skills

+ Full stack experience with an eye for UI and UX design

+ Finds ways to proactively contribute to all phases of development with limited supervision

+ Willingness to travel and spend time in remote corners of the globe

Bonus Points

+ Demonstrable expertise in Android development

+ Experience with Django, Pyramid or other web-based framework

+ Experience building for limited resource environments

+ Familiarity with front-end web development and Javascript

+ Practical experience with a NoSQL database

+ Exposure to CommCare or MOTECH APIs

+ Love of travel

VaxTrac is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please email your updated resume and cover letter as attachments to careers@vaxtrac.com. Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial interview. Thank you for your interest!

mbesto 4 days ago 0 replies      
Versame | http://versame.com | San Franicsco Bay Area or Charlotte, NC area | Software (Mobile) Development Lead and Embedded (Firmware) Engineer

Versame is a well-funded seed-stage startup founded by three Stanford graduates and experienced entrepreneurs aiming to revolutionize childhood education. We are building a wearable device that measures the quantity and quality of parent-child interaction. Over 30 years of research shows that the number and quality of words spoken directly to a child is the single greatest predictor of educational success.

Compensation: Competitive salary + equity + benefits

Job 1 - Software (Mobile) Developer

Career Level: 4+ years working preferred

Education: CS degree preferred

* 3 + years experience in iOS -> Obj-C, CocoaTouch, UIKit, CoreData

* Knowledge of Agile Scrum, why it works, what happens when it doesn't and can coach both technical and non-technical people through the process

* Experience working with databases (e.g. SQL) and data infrastructure

* Familiar with RESTful web services

* Ability to effectively lead small agile and distributed teams

Job 2 - Embedded (Firmware) Engineer

Career Level: Graduate, post-graduate, 2+ years working or experience in embedded area preferred

Education: BSCS, BSCE, or BSEE. MSCS, MSCE, or MSEE preferred

* Develop firmware architecture for [32-bit ]MCU platform

* Design, develop, debug and test firmware for [32-bit] MCUs

* C/C++ language expertise (as related to resource-limited embedded systems) Experience with software Engineering processes and tools (i.e. - git, gcc) Successful design of Embedded System products

* Experience using RTOS's and related stacks and middleware

* Hands-on system bring-up, testing, and debugging skills

* Familiarity with power management, memory management, security and safety systems

* Experience with communication protocols; USB, RS232, Bluetooth (4.1)

* Team player with excellent communication skills

Please send to nicki nicki@versame.com (please indicate in the subject whether you're applying for the firmware position or the software lead position)


maramaemartin 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Full-Time Dev Ops Engineer Needed for iMatchative http://imatchative.com

We're iMatchative and we've built a state of the art, two sided, cloud-based network that helps investors and funds alike find stickier, more satisfying investments with innovative algorithms, behavioral and traditional statistics and analysis. We've called our product ALTX and it's connecting the right investor to the right fund.

We're looking for an experienced and talented Dev Ops engineer to join our growing engineering team. As our first hire in this area you'll architect and own all configuration management, deployments and help us provision servers for our platform.

We've partnered with an outside Ops provider since our product went live, and you'll continue to partner with them as you also grow your own operations team.

Here are some challenges you'll help us solve: * Migrate our entire infrastructure to Amazon EC2, manage and deploy our new Vagrant development environments. * Collaborate daily with engineering, QA and Product Managers to plan, deliver and manage our services for efficient deployment and maximum uptime. * Own backups, restores, upgrades and all monitoring for our product.

Our Ideal Candidate Has: * 2+ years of professional Dev Ops experience using managed cloud services like AWS. * Some professional experience with continuous integration servers and systems Bamboo and Jenkins, and automation tools Chef and Puppet. * Experience scripting in Python or Ruby and a deep understanding of Git. * Experience serving in a rotating on-call as part of an engineering team.

What We Can Offer You: * Competitive salaries, comprehensive health/vision/dental benefits, 401K plan, equity, and much more.

How To Apply: * The Sourcery will be the first point of contact. * All applications receive a response and are kept strictly confidential. * Apply here: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/803/applications/new

matm 4 days ago 0 replies      
Heap (YC W13) - Software Engineer - San Francisco or Remote


=== What's Heap? ===

Heap is taking a new approach to web and iOS analytics: just capture everything. Whereas other analytics tools require you to define events upfront, Heap lets you run instant, retroactive analytics without writing code.

=== The Role ===

Your creativity and intelligence are much more important to us than your experience with our stack. We're eager to meet all types of engineers, regardless of where you live or what tools you use day-to-day.

Wed like to get to know you if:

* You enjoy teaching yourself whatever is necessary to build something.

* You plow through obstacles.

* Youve written 10,000 lines of code that look really embarrassing in retrospect.

* Youve written 10,000 lines of good code since then.

* You communicate ideas with clarity and precision.

* You make decisions with a preference for empiricism and measurement.

* You like fruit, sunshine, and bad jokes.

Our stack is Node + Redis + Postgres + Backbone + D3. Some things we're working on:

* Data capture. Were integrating with more clients and frameworks, including Android, AngularJS, and Backbone.js, all with virtually no performance overhead or integration cost.

* Real-time infrastructure. We support an expressive set of queries that allow our users to slice and dice the data in arbitrary ways. The results need to come back with sub-second latencies and reflect up-to-the-minute data.

* Data visualization. Simple pre-generated graphs just don't cut it. There's an enormous number of ways to organize the data. Existing tools only scratch the surface.

Heap was in Y Combinators W13 batch. Soon after, we raised a $2M seed round from Ron Conway, Ram Shriram, Sam Altman, Garry Tan, Alexis Ohanian, Harj Taggar, and others.

We work in SF but are absolutely open to remote engineers. Email us at jobs@heapanalytics.com with reasons as to why you'd make a great fit.

DLarsen 1 day ago 0 replies      
Connexity - Camarillo, CA (Los Angeles area)

We're hunting for a Rails Developer to continue to build out our online advertising platform. We work at a scale where seemingly "small" improvements can have a big impact. In the last 24 hours, we served over 60 million impressions and processed over 6 billion total transactions.

You'd take ownership of the Rails app, which is the primary means of managing hundreds of campaigns running through our platform. This role is a great way to learn advertising tech as well as other tools. You'd get exposure to Redis, Hbase, PostgreSQL, and Scala. In other words, this isn't just a boring, run-of-the-mill CRUD app.

Our team is sharp and works well together. While we enjoy perks such as paid lunch and unlimited vacation, the culture of our team recognizes and respects the importance of your non-work life. Also, Ventura county is a pretty nice place to live/work.

Unless you prefer to start with a HR-oriented chat, you can reach me (a senior dev on the team) at dlarsen@connexity.com. Informal inquiries are great.

chollida1 4 days ago 0 replies      
Where: Toronto, Canada, no remote workers. We all sit on the trading floor.

Who: K2 and Associates. We're one of Canada's more successful hedge funds over the past 13 years.

We are building out our algorithmic trading infrastructure and you have a chance to get in at the ground floor.Come help us turn our technology team from an integral part of how we do business into a profit center with its own PnL.You are a developer who can take an academic paper and turn it into a working prototype because what you are designing won't have been done before.

You value correctness above all else because when you send 100,000 orders a day if you get 1% of them wrong, bad things will happen...

You are comfortable with F# or C++.

If you love a challenge please reach out to me at cholliday@k2.ca or my email in my profile.

azinman2 4 days ago 0 replies      

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We're a small team from the MIT Media Lab merging data science, communications, and visualization/UX. Our goal is to organize and summarize what's important in your digital life.

We've raised 1MM to date from Floodgate + Greylock + Ben Ling (FB/Google/Khosla) + Scott Belsky (ne Behance, now Adobe), and are gearing up for launch of our new app.

We're looking for fellow engineers who have design taste that ideally are full-stack and whip smart; you get major bonus points for also having NLP/ML/visualization skills. Our stack is Scala+Postgres+Redis on the backend, a custom json-based document model (think Parse but nicer API), and iOS & Mac apps. Android/web will come after.

We've got what we believe to be the next great cloud offering that smashes down data silos and facilitates far easier collaboration than is done by anybody today. Oh and it all looks and feels oh-so-pretty. We like pretty.

Empirical is very focused on strong morals (our original team came from building tech for post-earthquake Haiti), dreaming big, open sourcing our work (still to come), seeking diversity (the CEO, me, is gay & Jewish for example), and frequent laughing.

Not much info on our site: http://empiric.al

My website for a taste of my work at MIT: http://azinman.com

Email: aaron@empiric.al

swampthing 4 days ago 0 replies      
Clerky - REMOTE - Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails, Javascript)

Help fix the legal industry!

The way legal transactions are done is filled with inefficiencies, which leads to ridiculously high legal fees. We're fixing this by building software that automates and streamlines the process.

We're profitable and growing. We launched a company formation service last year, and are now one of the most popular ways for high-growth technology startups to incorporate. Y Combinator and 500 Startups both use our software to handle their investment paperwork.

If you are interested in fixing the legal industry, this is arguably the best place to be (no hyperbole).

We use a lot of Ruby on Rails and Javascript, so familiarity with these technologies is a requirement. That said, we're not religious about any particular technology - we believe in using the right tool for a given problem (we also have services written in Scala and Go). We have extensive spec and feature coverage, and have everything hooked up to a continuous integration server.

This is a great fit for people who want to work:

... at a product-driven company bringing an old-fashioned industry into the future

... on a product that has a lot of usage and visibility in the startup community

... in a company that strongly values good software development practices

... at a financially sound company

... hard, with ownership and dedication (but sustainably)

... with flexible hours and competitive pay

... where you'll be a key early hire

Some hard requirements we have:

- An inability to write anything but clean, maintainable code.

- Bothered by code without test coverage.

- 5+ years of experience building software as part of a team with strong development practices

- 5+ years of experience with Rails and Javascript

We are not looking for consultants. This position is for full-time employment.

If all of this sounds good to you, please send (1) your resume and (2) a code sample that you're proud of to jobs at clerky.com.

maramaemartin 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - Full-Time MongoDB Database Administrator needed for MongoLab https://mongolab.com/welcome/

MongoLab is a fully-managed cloud database service featuring highly-available MongoDB databases, automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support. Developers absolutely love us because our Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) allows them to focus their attention on product development instead of operations.

We are looking for a DBA to help us manage our vast fleet of MongoDB deployments, and to help make our customers the happiest and most productive MongoDB developers on the planet.

You'll work on awesome things including: * Managing and monitoring a fleet of hundreds and thousands of databases * Managing large multi-terabyte sharded MongoDB clusters * Prototyping MongoLab on new cloud providers * Helping customers with difficult performance and data modeling problems * Writing about MongoDB deployment best practices (in docs and our blog)

Our ideal candidate: * Has 3+ years of professional experience as a SQL DBA or a MongoDB DBA. (We'd be thrilled to see MongoDB experience but it's totally not required). * Has some experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL, or familiarity with MongoDB * Has some experience with Linux or UNIX. * Has experience with troubleshooting and being on call. Like many roles in our engineering team, this position includes being on call for approximately two 24-hour periods a weekHere's what we can offer you: * Competitive salary, equity, and health benefits * Tons of leadership opportunities as you grow with our company * An environment that gives you the flexibility to seize moments of inspiration

How to apply: * The Sourcery will be the first point of contact. * All applications receive a response. * All applications are kept strictly confidential. * To apply, http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/817/applications/new

jasonparekh 4 days ago 0 replies      
SalesWise - Atlanta [Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead] - Fulltime, but interns OK.

Space: Sales is the singularly most important function of any Company. Many new products and platforms have been created to help sales organizations with these changes but sales reps and sales managers lack a compelling, easy to use, interface to organize, visualize, and share data about their prospects and sales performance.

Solution: We are building a sales platform that automatically interfaces and integrates with all backend sales systems and tools (CRM, Email, Calendar, Social, etc). Our initial product radically simplifies how sales reps organize and interact with the prospect/buyers Its an elegantly-designed product adapted to let them efficiently sell to their prospects without the headaches of CRM entry or spreadsheets.

Were an Atlanta startup looking for passionate hackers that love building amazing, technically-difficult products that make huge impact on peoples lives. Were a small team with a strong background: a wildly successful serial entrepreneur that cant stop and a passionate ex-Googler that lives on the forefront of tech.

You:- Love the full stack. Its OK if you dont have chops in every technology that were using, but you should genuinely be eager about learning. Heres what comprises our stack: AngularJS, Meteor, Go (aka Golang), IPython (data science).

- Look forward to building and owning huge parts of the product. Youll be one of the first technical hires and there are a lot of exciting pieces to work on, lets chat and we can find the right fit for you.

- Love to get going -- have the mentality of a hacker and the quality of a pro.

- Yearn for the high rewards of an early stage startup. Lucky for you, not so much risk as we have a great comp plan lined up for you.

- Want to influence and grow the culture of a young company. The way we see it: Were building something of immense value, lets have fun doing it.

- Live in Atlanta, or can make the move.

- Are full-time, part-time or looking for an internship. If youre a rockstar, we dont care what your deal is, lets get you on board!

Get in touch: jason@saleswise.com

shedd 4 days ago 0 replies      

Zoomer is building a new take on food delivery - a platform to handle an extraordinarily high volume of concurrent deliveries from restaurants that already deliver (i.e. pizza, wings, sandwiches, etc.). Were bringing much needed change to local high-volume delivery restaurants that are still doing delivery the way theyve always done it. Our restaurants and their customers love the service, and our order volume is surging. Youll make a real impact working to build and scale Zoomer as we continue to grow to new restaurants and territories.

We have amazing investors behind us, including Y Combinator (S14), First Round Capital, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Eric Ries, Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo and others. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground-floor - were making key hires to build our core team. Youll have a ton of impact lots of freedom to evolve our platform, stack, and apps. We follow strong dev practices, put an emphasis on testing, and deploy rapidly.

Help us build cutting-edge technical solutions to:

  - tough logistics problems, quickly routing orders to optimal drivers in near-real-time.  - on-demand prediction and forecasting models  - scalable compute and data infrastructure  - multiple mobile apps - for restaurants and drivers - on both iOS and Android  - range of complex real-time frontend interfaces 
Our stack: We have an AI backend service that handles order routing, multiple mobile applications for our drivers and restaurants, and several Ruby on Rails applications for customer-facing/internal services. Were using Angular.js and CoffeeScript on the frontend.

The roles were hiring for:

  - Ruby on Rails engineers  - UI/UX Designer  - Artificial Intelligence engineer  - Frontend engineer (Angular.js)  - Mobile (iOS and Android) engineers 
If this sounds interesting and you'd like to learn more, please apply here: https://jobs.lever.co/zoomer

dalys 4 days ago 1 reply      
Platform (python backend) engineers to Lifesum - Stockholm, Sweden - Full-time

Lifesum (formerly ShapeUp Club) is a Swedish digital health startup with the vision to make people healthier and happier by using applied psychology and technology. Founded in 2008 with headquarters in central Stockholm, the company is growing fast and was selected by Wired UK as one of Stockholm's 10 hottest startups.

To date, the Lifesum app has registered more than 7,3 million members, with 500,000 monthly active users and a growth rate of more than 10,000 new members per day.

We have big ambitions and are growing fast

Lifesum is looking for a product driven engineer, even with little documented experience. Our small team is international and diverse, so we are welcoming everyone. Focus will be on handling large amount of data in multiple formats, not all normalized, work with services integration (REST, OAuth, analytics, payment) and finally with algorithms for graphs (social, content relationship, ...), search and statistics.

Product-wise, you will be taking features from the idea stage to scalable production deployments. You will work on making highly scalable solutions, get feedback from analytics and monitoring tools and be able to refine and perfect your solution at each iteration

Tech-wise, our server code is written in Python (Django) and you will be exposed to distributed computing (scalable stack, queue-driven distributed processing), cloud hosting (Amazon), database optimization (MySQL, Redis, MongoDB), search solutions (Sphinx, ElasticSearch), test driven development, load testing, etc

You have some (professional or personal) experience with Django, Python (and bonus for Amazon Web Services and distributed systems) And you love building products and work for millions of users.

To read more go to http://jobs.lifesum.com/jobs/427


I work as a Platform Engineer at Lifesum myself. Feel free to contact me personally and ask me anything martin.lissmats@lifesum.com :) Or use the form in the url to apply.


gsastry 4 days ago 0 replies      
Iterable (https://www.iterable.com) - San Francisco, CACome join Iterable. We are bringing the growth hacking tools that consumer Internet companies like Twitter/Facebook build internally to other e-businesses. We aim to build the best user growth engine on the planet. It's crazy how messaging and email usage are changing, but the technology and capabilities haven't caught up to the 21st century.

Our team of hackers and thinkers is from quant finance/Twitter/Google, (we built large parts of Twitter's growth systems). One of our top level goals is to build a uniquely fun and growth oriented company culture.Knowledge sharing in any capacity is highly valued here -- are you interested in prediction markets or PGP encryption? Do you enjoy teaching posture techniques or purely functional data structures to others? We pair program, design together, and generally create a learn-and-teach environment here.

If you're interested in coming on board, you can help with some challenges we face:

  - Scale our messaging API   - Design and write performant, beautiful, asynchronous interfaces   - Write software to build machine learned user models   - Make data visualizations for our email and user data   - Design an immutable deployment infrastructure for our platform
Some aspects of our culture that make us different:

  - We are all very focused on self improvement   - Our company has egalitarian and transparent values (work when you want, on what you want)  - We are chill and empathetic people   - The company is completely transparent
Technologies you'll work with:

  - Scala  - ElasticSearch  - Postgres  - Redis  - AngularJS  - Play Framework  - RabbitMQ
You'll get to work with us at our office at 5th and Market in San Francisco. If this sounds like an interesting and fun opportunity for you, please email me: girish at iterable.com

mikebabineau 4 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 founding 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...

On the front end, we use reactive patterns for both web (ClojureScript) and mobile (Objective C).

On the back end, we have a message bus-oriented microservice architecture built in Scala and Go. Services are packaged as Docker containers and continuously deployed to a Mesos+Marathon cluster on AWS.

Other key tech includes Finagle, ZooKeeper, Exhibitor, Zipkin, Kestrel, Packer, CloudFormation, and Python. And our small team has already open sourced a few dozen projects: https://github.com/thefactory/

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

svec 4 days ago 0 replies      
iRobot (http://www.irobot.com) - Bedford, MA (just outside of Boston, MA) and Pasadena, CA

Looking for great work-life balance at a job where you can say "I can't find my keyboard under all these robots!" ? Want a place with half-day Fridays during the summer so you can spend extra time with your family on Friday afternoons? Then iRobot might be the place for you.

We blend cutting-edge research and practical engineering to build useful and affordable robots.

We're looking for smart engineers who are easy to work with. You should probably think robots are cool, but a robotics background is NOT required. (I had no robotics background when I started at iRobot.)

iRobot is looking for software engineers and mechanical engineers.

Here are a few of our 20+ job openings:

* Embedded software engineers: We're hiring for "big embedded" (C++, Linux, and big cpus) and "small embedded" (C, bare-metal, small cpus). If you have good OO skills (C++, Java, etc.) but no "embedded" background that's okay too - shoot me an email and we'll chat.

* Java software engineers

* Linux kernel engineerings

* Software engineers for vision, navigation, and mapping

* Test engineers

* Mechanical engineers

* IT engineers

* UX/UI engineers

Check our jobs site for all positions: http://www.irobot.com/us/Company/Careers.aspx

Email me directly if you'd like to know more: csvec@irobot.com

Please email even if you're not sure if you're a match; I'm always happy to talk to other HN'ers!

PS: We have hired people from these "Who is hiring?" posts, thanks to HN for this service/forum

arobbins 4 days ago 0 replies      
Factual - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai

Factual is currently hiring engineers and data lovers of all levels in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Shanghai.

Factuals location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factuals real-time data stack. We were named one of "50 Disruptive Companies in 2013" by MIT Technology Review. We have a terrific team that is still fairly small and an incredible CEO who was previously the co-founder of Applied Semantics (which was bought by Google and became AdSense). Factual has venture funding from Andreessen-Horowitz and our partners/customers include Facebook, Yelp, Trulia, and Newsweek.

There are many challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, storage, deduping, serving, APIs, improving data using machine learning, etc. A great example is one of our most recent products, Geopulse Audience, which stands at the intersection of high quality places data and large scale analysis of user geo-data: http://www.factual.com/products/geopulse-audience . If you love data, Factual is the place to be. Our main criteria are that you're smart and get things done, but you'll get bonus points for experience with Clojure (http://www.factual.com/jobs/clojure), machine learning, NLP, algorithm design, or Hadoop.

You can email me personally at alexr@factual.com, or view our job postings and apply directly via Jobvite: Los Angeles/SF Bay Area Software engineer: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oQR1Vfwn&s=Hackernews

gsiener 1 day ago 0 replies      
Pivotal Labs - New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, London, TorontoJob Title: Senior Product Manager (Consultant)

Pivotal Labs now offers Product Management services to our clients. We serve as interim product managers for clients who are looking to build successful products quickly. We work closely with founders, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and customers to ensure the right product is defined, prioritized, and built.


- Partner with clients to understand client goals and product vision- Collaborate with the developers and designers to prioritize, plan, and deliver working software- Enable clients to practice agile development and lean methodologies- Help improve the product practice at Pivotal Labs

Desired Skills & Experience:- Ability to work collaboratively with others- Ability to navigate complex decision making- Strong leadership and communication skills- Previous success working with an agile development team- Experience with defining and prioritizing product features- Background in design or software development a plus

I'm the Director of Product Management at Labs -- send me a cover letter/resume at gsiener@pivotal.io

daveoflynn 4 days ago 0 replies      
Paddington, London, or REMOTE within UK. VISA help available. (http://www.alchemytec.com)

AlchemyTec is a team of about ten people building software to turn the labour supply market on its head, starting with the UK construction industry. We want to become the Xero of finding, hiring, and paying people. And we need help.

We're looking for a couple of modern-Java web developers. Ideally at least one will have an interest in levelling-up their front-end skills.

Our team has a diverse range of backgrounds, skillsets, and locations. We're happy to talk to remote folk, though for now, only as long as you're in the UK. We understand visas and right-to-work issues, so if you're new in London or wondering about how to get here and pick up a cool job, give us a shout.

Our stack, back to front:

    AWS    Docker + Puppet    MySQL    Dropwizard + Hibernate microservices for new stuff    Tomcat for legacy work    Jersey + Jackson for REST    Angular + jQuery
Our tooling:

    git    maven (ick)    gulp + less + browserify    Vagrant    Bitbucket    Bamboo    JIRA    Hipchat    Google Docs    mural.ly    Confluence
Developers do everything from work with product management and design, through coding, test, deployment, and production monitoring and troubleshooting.

The application process: If you have a portfolio of OSS work, send us a repo URL and a cover letter: jobs@alchemytec.com. If not, send us a CV with the cover letter. Absent a portfolio of work on a stack similar to ours, we'll ask you to do a fairly real-world coding test. We'll follow up with a couple of chats on Skype or in person depending on your location. Then we either like each other or we don't.

Warning: you may have to pretend you like dogs. Several members of the team are mildly obsessed.

Questions, comments, flames, etc: dof@alchemytec.com

Symbol 4 days ago 0 replies      
Concord, MA USA (soon Cambridge, MA USA)KAYAK Software Corporation

Mobile engineers, iOS

Hi all. Kayak is a world leader in travel search and our iOS app is #1 in the App Store. Help us keep it that way by building out exciting new features and relentlessly polishing our existing ones. You should have iOS and network experience along with a deep desire to grow and perfect your skill sets. We have a very small team we are looking to grow, so talented juniors all the way to principal architects are welcome. We have a flat organization, give people tons of responsibility and autonomy, pay well, and enjoy lots of perks.

If this sounds good feel free to reach me directly at mdurgavich+hn@kayak.com

brendankemp 4 days ago 0 replies      
WeSpire Boston, MASenior Engineer

Hi there! We (WeSpire) are looking for a Senior Rails Engineer.

Guess What? That developer could be you!

If you've ever wanted to work with a world-class team on a brand new type of product that is being used for good in some of the biggest companies in the world, this could be your chance.

### What does WeSpire do?

WeSpire gets people to do things that matter, and measures the impact. We use behavior change models to design interactions that encourage people to act differently. Then we measure the delta in their actions, analyze the real-world impact, and display the information back to the user. We started in the sustainability space, and now work for many different applications, including volunteering, diversity, and happiness at work.

### What will I work on?

#### 1: Design Implementation

You will take designs from our product team, and turn them into working features.

You will work in one of two modes: prototype mode or production mode.

Sometimes, you will build code to last the next 4 years.

Sometimes you will build experiments to last the next 4 weeks.

You will know the difference between prototype mode and production mode and be comfortable working either way, because we are building solutions that are entirely new, and there isn't a ton of known art, so we end up figuring out many things from scratch! (This should excite you)

#### 2: Writing Code

When you are writing code you will understand how people will use it, and you will know how to make things intuitive for them. You will also know when to raise the alarm because a feature doesn't fully make sense and will confuse people.

Sometimes you will write every part of the feature, from CSS to JS to Ruby to SQL.

Sometimes you will split those responsibilities with a coworker.

Either way, you will be phenomenal at Ruby and SQL, good at JS, and at least passable at CSS.

#### 3: Writing Tests

You will write tests that will give you confidence about the behavior of your methods, of your objects, and of the system as a whole. From these tests, you will design code that is object-oriented, and interfaces between objects that are clear and reduce coupling. You will care about the readability, reusability, and performance of your code, and usually in that order.

#### 4: Working with Developers

You will:

* Work with developers who are similarly obsessed with good design and strong tests* Care about your coworkers and be invested in their success as well as your own* Be a leader in code quality while reviewing code, while mentoring other developers and defining best practices* Re-architect major portions of our application, as we rapidly outgrow our current architecture* Push the team to select the right technologies to meet our performance, maintenance, and code quality standards

### What technologies will I work with?

* Rails 4.1+* Ruby 2.1+* Postgres* Redis* Resque* SASS* Coffeescript* jQuery* HAML* Git* Github* Heroku* Slack

### OK, but will I actually like working at WeSpire?

We think so. If you like tackling difficult problems and working with smart people, you'll feel right at home here. On top of that, we work hard to make sure the company culture is strong and welcoming, and that the work arrangements are flexible enough to work for you.

Here are some of the things that we do:

* Work from home Fridays. Pretty much everyone in the company works from home. It saves emissions, which fits with our sustainability roots, and it's nice to have a day to work from your couch.* Flexibility on working from home other days too. You will like working from the office, and interacting with your coworkers, but if you have to work from home some day, it's not a big deal.* "Wine Wednesdays" to bring the entire company together over some drinks* "Meat-free Mondays" with a chef-prepared vegetarian lunch for the whole company every Monday!* The entire company does an outing together at least twice a year. Previous outings: a scavenger hunt through the streets of Boston and Cambridge, a boat trip to a Boston Harbor Island, and a trip to Hopsters to brew our company beers.* Speaking of, we brewed our own company beers, a Belgian Quad and a Double IPA. They're not too shabby, if we do say so ourselves.

### Compensation

Cash comp paired with equity we are looking for the best and will pay them accordingly. Health coverage and dental benefits, 401k plan. The opportunity for growth in a fast-paced progressive company is yours for the taking.

### To Apply

Please send a link to projects you are proud of, a resume or LinkedIn profile and your quick thoughts on whats extremely interesting to you about using technology to inspire positive actions to kim [at] wespire [dot] com.

dh0913 4 days ago 0 replies      
Help.com - http://help.com - Software Engineer - Austin, TX

Backed by $6 million in seed funding, Help.com's team of customer service and technology experts is setting out to build the next generation of customer service software. Our goal is to give companies the tools they need to delight their customers at enterprise scale. We want to disrupt the customer service software market by providing companies (and their customers) with tools that are powerful and simple to use.

At its core, Help.com is a technology company and we are looking for talented engineers at all levels to join our growing technical team in Austin (currently 6 people). Our technical stack consists of Node.js on the backend and Backbone on the front-end.

Skills we like to see:

* Proficiency in JavaScript and familiarity with common libraries* Hands on Node.js experience is highly preferred * Skilled in front-end development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. * Unix/Linux basics* Experience working through cross-browser compatibility issues * Strong problem solving skills* Experience working with Git

All of our positions are based in our office in downtown Austin. We offer competitive compensation (both cash and equity), an unlimited vacation policy, as well as fully paid medical benefits for eligible employees. We offer relocation within the US.

If you're interested, check out http://help.com/jobs. More about what it's like to work with us can be found at http://help.com.

We've hired people from HN before, so mention how you found out about us.

Feel free to email recruiting {at} help {dot} com with any questions.

thethimble 2 days ago 0 replies      
GoGuardian - Los Angeles, CA (Hermosa Beach) - https://goguardian.com

We're building analytics for Chromebooks for Education! Chromebooks in EDU has been an insanely hot market (72% compound annual growth). We're the first to market with a solution that helps schools understand how their fleet of devices is being used. We've got a small market share now, but have great product-market fit and a great sales pipeline (10% week/week growth).

Engineering-wise, we're ingesting tens of millions of events per day from hundreds of thousands of devices. We're in the process of rebuilding our entire event ingestion pipeline (going from PHP+MySQL to Kinesis+Node/KCL+Cassandra+Solr). We've got a team of three engineers (including myself). We're all responsible for everything (frontend, backend, database, deployments, everything). We're looking for someone who wants to make tremendous impact in the organization - making key engineering decision that will impact the company for years to come. We're looking for killer frontend and backend people as well as data scientists (we've got a goldmine of usage data that we haven't run any non-trivial analytics on).

We're Pre-Series-A and profitable! We're in the process of raising an A round which will enable us to scale up. If you're interested in an early stage startup that's positioned well for stable growth, please reach out!

Hit us up at jobs@goguardian.com

kenrose 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA and Toronto - PagerDuty (YC '10)

At PagerDuty, we are building an alerting and incident tracking system to help IT operations groups detect and respond to issues. Startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in-between rely on us to alert them quickly when they have operational troubles. We've got interesting technical problems in spades, just closed our Series B, and are still very much a startup. We're hiring for pretty much everything, technical and non-technical alike.

We don't hire based on experience with a handful of tools. Instead, we want smart, capable, and experienced people who can learn our tools quickly (and suggest new ones!) as needed. Experience with our stack is just a bonus.


* Software Engineer

* Senior Software Engineer

* Principal Engineer

* Sr. Persistence Engineer (Cassandra)

* Mobile Applications Engineering Manager

* Engineering Manager - DevTools

* Sr. DevOps Engineer

* Sr. DevTools Engineer

* Sr. Program Manager

* Evangelist

* Marketing / Business Analyst

* Sr. Sales Operations Manager

* Customer Support Specialist

* Technical Support Engineer

* Sr. Manager of Website Marketing


* Software Engineer

* Senior Software Engineer

* Principal Engineer

* Platform Engineering Manager

See the full list of job descriptions at http://www.pagerduty.com/jobs/

mandoescamilla 2 days ago 0 replies      
Union Metrics - http://unionmetrics.com - San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX

We are a fast-growing, profitable startup building powerful social media analytics software. Every day our systems process more than 130 million social events and deliver analytics for thousands of paying customers.

We have three open engineering positions:

* Data Engineer (Austin, TX)

We need an engineer who wants nothing more than to wrangle massive amounts of data. Do you love to build on top of open source technologies like Hadoop and Cassandra using hundreds of servers? Do you enjoy working in a polyglot environment with plenty of variety? If you're passionate about building the infrastructure to process, analyze, and store hundreds of millions of events every day, then we want to talk to you.


    * Implement stream processing pipelines to handle hundreds millions of messages and events daily with Java and Ruby    * Use open source tools and data stores to analyze and store billions of data points    * Build workflows to make data accessible to end users
You can find more info about these positions at https://unionmetrics.com/company/careers and you can find out more about us at https://unionmetrics.com/company/about/.

I'm a member of the engineering team and I'd be happy to answer any questions about us or the positions: mando@unionmetrics.com.

mapdock 2 days ago 0 replies      
Grow (Norfolk, Virginia USA) - A leading digital agency with a focus on innovation and creative technology - Front and back end developer roles (2 openings)

Were a team of close-knit creatives, technologists, strategists, and producers whose skills are matched only by our dedication. Our hard work put us on the map, and our commitment to creative innovation keeps us there.

Grow is currently hiring to fill two positions, one for a skilled mid/senior-level front end developer accomplished in HTML/CSS/JavaScript and excited about new technologies and challenges. Our project-driven environment keeps the work fresh, and we're committed to building the very best creative and technical workflow possible around progressive open source tools. Recent projects that demonstrate our typical output can be seen on our site at http://www.thisisgrow.com.

We're also looking for a person at a senior level to develop back-end solutions for our data-driven executions in web, mobile, and emerging technology. This includes API development, custom content management, front-end integration, image/video rendering, and other complex builds.

Both positions are full-time employee roles at our office in Norfolk, Virginia.

=== About Grow ===Amazing clients and an inspiring environment come standard, but the best part is finding yourself among a close-knit group of about 30 incredibly talented and motivated colleagues. Were part of a community of like-minded people in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area who spend our time creating great work and building culture around uswith lovely beaches, urban amenities, and family-friendly opportunities throughout the region. A wealth of company benefits include health, dental, matching 401k, disability, paid vacation and holidays, paid training, and more.

See our work and our surroundings at www.thisisgrow.com. Qualified applicants should e-mail jobs@thisisgrow.com, including work history and relevant portfolio links.

bgriggs1 2 days ago 0 replies      
Knack - http://knackhq.com - REMOTEKnack makes it easy for anyone to build online database apps.We're growing rapidly and looking for a lead developer, AWS systems engineers, and front end designer/developer:http://knackhq.com/jobsWe're focused on building a profitable long-term business with a product our customers love.We cant compete with Google on start-up perks, but we can more than compete if youre looking to sink you teeth in and have a major impact:* Impact: were expecting anyone that joins to come in and have a major impact. Were small enough that every customer interaction, every marketing spend, every line of code has an over-sized impact.* Equity: we dont need hired-guns, we need team members. We want to share our long-term vision and success, and make sure you have equity in that journey.* Autonomy: we dont look for specific roles, we look for good fits. Youll be able to contribute with your strengths and determine the projects you want to drive forward.* Flexibility: supporting our chosen lifestyles is major part of our success equation. Join a remote team and create your own hours. Work how and where you want to.* Culture: we work hard, but also dont take ourselves too seriously and make sure we have a great time along the way.
rchiba 3 days ago 0 replies      
Tint (http://www.tintup.com) San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full Time Looking for Full Stack Web Developers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Support, and Sales/Account Management



Tint's mission is to help organizations drive deeper relationships with their customers through social media. We are a group of 18 engineers and customer happiness heroes with a profitable, sustainable business and a great working environment.

When we started in January 2014, we made $101K. Last month, we made $352K.

Simply put, we have too many customers, and too few quick minds.

Join us on this incredible journey to become a market leader in the social media display and aggregation space. We have plenty of interesting engineering challenges to conquer and relationships to nurture with big brands with endless opportunity for personal growth along the way. Some of the tech we work with: MySQL, Redis, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Marionette & Backbone.js



on the positions available: https://jobs.lever.co/tint?lever-source=HN

on Tint company culture: http://www.tintup.com/about

on our incredible journey: http://www.tintup.com/blog/tint-year-in-review-2013/

on our profit sharing: http://www.tintup.com/blog/restructuring-your-sales-commissi...

on our startup role models: http://www.tintup.com/blog/startups-need-role-models-too/

on a few of our customers: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124773594@N04/sets/


BENEFITS (besides the competitive salary and equity...)

Profit Sharing - We split 20% of all revenue made over 200k and distribute it evenly among the team.

Team Transparency - We calculate compensation based on a formula that we all agree on. Cap table is made available to all employees. Business financials are known by all teammates.

Personal Autonomy / Consensus Driven Culture - We foster consensus-driven rather than top-down decision making when it comes to important business decisions. From what features to build next to what furniture to buy for the office, we believe it's the fairest way of making decisions.

Customer Driven Culture - We're very in-tune with our customers and they love us. For example, we decide what features to build based on surveys we send directly to customers. Check out this one ( http://bit.ly/1fc73kh ) that we sent out last year to decide what we would build this past quarter.

Personal Development Stipend - A monthly stipend designed for self-improvement. Whether it's books, yoga classes, or a fitness tracker, we want our teammates to improve themselves.

Catered Lunch Everyday - Yum!

APPLY HERE: https://jobs.lever.co/tint?lever-source=HN

jkoc 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pubfront - Copenhagen, Denmark

We develop a white-label platform for purchasing and reading/listening to ebooks and audiobooks. Currently licensed to clients in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, we're planning on expanding the platform to more countries.

Right now, we're looking for a Junior Web Developer with Python/Django and frontend experience to keep our platform rock-solid.

You will be responsible for tackling issues as they arise, including:

  - fixing issues reported in our bug queue  - communicating with our clients and investigating issues reported by them  - developing features and tweaks that help our clients scale sales and support
You'll be working with our small team of developers and sales-people in the exciting Founders House workspace on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen, where food and drink are provided to fuel Pubfront and the 20+ other startups hacking away there.

Skillwise, we're looking for people who know

  - Python (must-have)  - Django (ideally, but experience with other web frameworks is also relevant)  - HTML, CSS & Javascript (must-have, but no ninja-level skills required)  - SASS & CoffeeScript/Backbone.js (ideally, but easy enough to get into)
Want to work for an expanding startup in one of Copenhagens hippest workspaces? Eager to help deliver the smoothest ebook-reading experience to users around the world? Get in touch here: http://www.pubfront.com/jobs/

pashabitz 4 days ago 0 replies      
TXN: Were building a market research analytics tool for businesses based on consumer credit card transaction information (think Nielsen for transactions).

Were well funded by great investors (A16Z, Homebrew, Bloomberg Beta, Slow Ventures and more) and are looking for our first engineering hires.

We use AWS for all of our development and production environments. Today, we use Scala, Node.js and MySQL but were always evaluating new tools that can help us build more awesome things.

We are hackers at heart - crazy about using technology to create something valuable.

Looking for full-stack software engineers. A lot of work around data and visualization.I'm the co-founder and CTO, please email me to apply - pasha@txn.co

More detailed job descriptions: http://txn.co/jobs/

Why join TXN?- Be in the front seat building a company and product from scratch.

- We are a small team that believes in ownership. Youll have a huge part in everything that we do and own your projects, not just be a small cog in the machine.

- Learning: we strongly believe in learning and personal development. Were building a culture where everybody is encouraged and supported to learn and improve every day.

- Doing your best work every day: at TXN, weve decided to build something truly great. With everything we do, big and small, were striving to do something that well be proud of.

ndonnellan 4 days ago 0 replies      
Senior Software Developers - athenahealth - Austin, TX

Our goal is to bring order to the chaos of the U.S. healthcare system by harnessing the power of the cloud to modernize healthcare. We are advancing an industry whose technology is 20 30 years old and we need your help to do it!

The athenahealth Austin team is currently working on our latest products, athenaCoordinator and athenaClarity. athenaCoordinator and athenaClarity capitalize on the network effect of the cloud allowing exchange of information more fluidly than ever before.

Were looking for Senior Software Developers who still want to code and work on challenging projects and if interested also want to work with more junior Developers and help them learn and advance their careers. We work with a mix of technologies but dont hire developers based on your knowledge of a particular coding language. We believe any developer worth their salt can pick new stuff up in a matter of months. We're more interested in folks with raw talent and a burning desire to succeed.

athenahealth is headquartered out of Massachusetts and we are proud to have been part of the Austin technology community for nearly two years, with exciting new things coming this year. Athena Austin is a vibrant R&D focused office with great potential for growth. Were excited to be moving downtown to the Seaholm Powerplant in late 2014 to continue the growth!

Read more at: http://www.athenahealth.com/careers/

hafabnew 4 days ago 0 replies      
Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England.


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 and you can see some of our code at http://dev.thread.com/


greattypo 3 days ago 0 replies      
Classrooms look the same today as they did in the 1960s. Help us change that at Clever (YC S12)

Theres a lot of great educational software out there - think Oregon Trail, Math Blasters, and Carmen Sandiego - but teachers cant use it in schools. Teachers would love to use programs like these, but synchronizing data between their schools database and external software applications is a huge problem that results in wasted time at the start of class and frustrated, bored students which leads to software being abandoned entirely. 80% of K-12 teachers would use more software in classes if getting students logged in werent such a hassle, and a quarter of all class time thats supposed to be dedicated to software is wasted on logins alone.

Developers have a similar problem: they love clean APIs, but in the education industry, they havent had one. Most K-12 schools house their student data in ancient legacy databases that make integrations a nightmare. If youre a five-person startup and youve built an app that revolutionizes the way third-graders learn fractions, theres simply no way to get your product in front of students.

Clever (YC S12 - clever.com) is solving these problems by building a modern, developer-friendly API for schools which we give them for free. Developers love being able to plug into schools without having to write a complex integration for every single district theyre working with, so they pay us for access to the platform. This business model has helped us grow quickly; were now in 1 in 5 schools in America (over 30,000 schools), and our product is used by millions of students every day.

Our goal is to become the education identity company. The first step in that direction is our Instant Login single sign-on platform: a universal login that allows students to access all of their learning applications in one place. (This is a big deal if youve ever seen a second-grader try to manage fifteen different usernames and passwords.)

Right now were a team of 40 people (17 engineers) based in downtown San Francisco. 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. If youre interested, wed love to hear from you.

Other stuff we like:-Tech talks. Every other Tuesday, we do Clever Talks during lunch where one of us will give a presentation on anything he/shes interested in. Recent talks have covered exoplanets, neuroscience, hacking big-company customer service interactions, and whats wrong with American high school history education.-Bughouse chess. We play pretty frequently, although not always with Magnus Carlsen: http://screencast.com/t/xD7umWfo-Picking up new skills. We offer unlimited Amazon credits for learning.

Check us out: https://clever.com/about/jobs

At Clever, we want to work with the best people - applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome to come improve education with us. We're committed to making our office a safe and comfortable environment for all employees.

noahbrier 2 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY. Full time. We're looking for jr & sr python engineers, jr & sr frontend (js/backbone) engineers + jr. & sr. android & iOS engineers.

As you can tell from the job openings, Percolate is a very quickly growing SAAS company in NYC. We are building a platform that helps companies manage all their marketing. We recently raised a $24 million Series B lead by Sequoia. We're looking for backend (all levels), frontend engineers (we run backbone.js alongside our RESTful API), mobile (iOS + android) and infrastructure/devsops (cfengine + AWS).

Here's thirteen reasons why you should come work here: (1) Our goal is to build the best engineering team in NYC (2) Every employee gets salary + equity (3) As we get bigger, you will be able to focus on what you are good at (4) We are all different and we love it (5) GPL compliant company (6) You choose your workstation (7) You choose your tools (8) No worries, free your mind: NY salary + medical + dental (9) No vacation policy (we don't count the # of days you take in a year) (10) Company invests in you: Fly to PyCon and other conferences (11) We prefer quality over quantity: Focus on clean code and test coverage (12) Your voice will be heard (13) We just got a cold-brew coffee keg for the summer

Lots more info about us at our new about pages: http://percolate.com/about If you're interested email us at jobs@percolate.com or apply at http://percolate.com/about/jobs/ If you have any questions you can email me (I'm co-founder and CEO) directly at noah@percolate.com. Thanks.

amac 1 day ago 0 replies      
Location: Remote

Company: Loop ( http://www.looparmband.com/)

Position: We are looking for a marketer; experience in the many aspects of online marketing is preferred.

Team: Loop is a group of people in Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei. Our mission is to make things for the human body and advance humankind. Technology, sports and health is our dna.

Apply: Please email Alexander, am@looparmband.com.

soundandfeury 2 days ago 0 replies      
Location: Atlanta, GA

Company: Experience ( http://www.expapp.com/ )

Looking for devs of all shapes and sizes.

We are a group of ~40 sports and music fans that believe every fan at a live event should feel like a VIP. We currently work with over 160 sports teams and concert venues to bring amazing experiences to fans across the country. Our passion is building fantastic (and award winning) products that both fans and teams love.

We have some big and interesting technical problems in front of us. How do you determine the market price for an upgrade such that you maximize both the number of fans moved and the revenue generated per game? How do you predict who will and will not attend the game and allow for fluid seating at an event?

Some technologies we use: Groovy/Grails, PostgreSql, Redis, BackboneJS, etc. Experience with any of these is not required. We believe a good dev can pick up tools as necessary. We move fast, and we love new challenges and finding the right solution for them.Contact me directly at: matt [at] expapp.com

Sports Business Journal - Best In Technology (http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/SB-Blogs/On-The-Ground/20...)

twymer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Dimagi (www.dimagi.com) - Boston (technically Cambridge), MA and Cape Town, South Africa

Role: Software Engineer/Adventurer/Do-Gooder

Dimagi is a rapidly growing social enterprise based in Boston that develops and deploys open source health and logistics systems primarily for underserved communities in developing countries. At Dimagi, we take pride in our work and keep the big picture in mind. Were an inclusive group that has diverse experiences and interesting stories and insight to our work around the world.

With Dimagi, you can work in a fun and stimulating environment, and have the chance to travel and explore. Most importantly, you will truly have the opportunity to make a difference in places that need it most. Dimagi's prioritization of global impact and employee growth and satisfaction makes Dimagi a continuously fresh, exciting, and genuine place to work, keeping us all honest about what we're in it for.

We're looking for talented programmers who want to generalize across the stack, or specialize in one area of our mobile (Android), web (Python, Django, CouchDB, Postgres), and front-end (KnockoutJS) platforms.

For more information, check out our careers page at http://www.dimagi.com/about/careers.

jasoncrawford 4 days ago 0 replies      
Fieldbook | https://fieldbookapp.com | San Mateo, CA | Software Engineer | Full time

Fieldbook is an information tool that lets you track and organize anything in simple data tables. It's for anyone who is frustrated with using a spreadsheet like a database to track projects, sales leads, recruiting, or anything.

Demo video (3 minutes):https://fieldbookapp.com

Our mission is to allow anyone to create a database, just as easily as they can create a spreadsheet. To do this, we're rethinking what a tool for working with structured data should look like, from the ground up.

The founders are Jason Crawford (CEO) and Ben Bernard (CTO); both have strong technical backgrounds and leadership experience at companies including Amazon and Google. Fieldbook's investors include Pejman Mar Ventures, Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Steven Sinofsky (Microsoft) and Naval Ravikant (AngelList).

We are building an ownership culture where employees take pride in their work and put the customer first. If you are a versatile, full-stack engineer, there is a window of opportunity now to join us in making this vision a reality and to have a big impact on the product and on the company itself.

Contact: Jason Crawford, jason@fieldbookapp.com

Theranos 2 days ago 0 replies      
Theranos - Palo Alto

Visit a lab for a Doctors appointment recently? Two vials of blood is a lot isn't it? Theranos is looking to completely redefine healthcare by solving speed and accuracy issues of current lab testing by combining SW engineering and life sciences using 1/1000 less blood than what is typically drawn today; our process have results in Doctors hands in as little as 2 hours allowing them to provide significantly more accurate treatments in a timely manner.


An advanced stage startup, Theranos primary stack is .Net - We are looking for engineers who want to make a positive impact in healthcare. Also looking for embedded, Senior iOS & Android developers.

VISA & Relo assistance (for those already in the US) - Sorry No remote No International Relocation.

Whats it like working @ Theranos? http://vimeo.com/107759726

For more about each position: http://www.theranos.com/careers/software-development

email michaelw at theranos dot com

cwc22 4 days ago 0 replies      
Coho Data - { Vancouver, BC, Canada | Cambridge, UK | Bangalore, India }

We're building a high-performance scalable Enterprise Storage system.

We're a well-funded startup (a16z, ignition) with a strong Engineering culture and a growing team, a customer-proven product and sales ramping.

We hire very strong systems software developers. A number of our staff built the Xen hypervisor and we publish academic research, most recently at USENIX OSDI'14 and FAST'14.

Primarily a Linux shop.

Hottest position:- Senior Director of Engineering, (This one is in Vancouver, BC)

Other roles:- Storage Systems Hacker (C, git, python, bash)- Senior Software Engineer with Networking skills (OpenFlow)- Test Automation Development (our test system is ... awesome)- Optimization and Profiling (C, valgrind)- DevOps (debian, python, buildbot, git, bash)

Unsurprisingly, we highly value caffeine and beer.

If you're interested, there are more details are on our web sitehttp://www.cohodata.com/about-us#working-at-cohoor linked-in:https://www.linkedin.com/company/coho-data

and you can apply by email to: jobs@cohodata.com

BMarkmann 2 days ago 1 reply      
Counterpoint Consulting (http://c20g.com/)Location: Vienna, VA (near Washington, DC)

Counterpoint creates sustainable competitive advantage for our clients through business and workforce automation solutions. We create software which lets machines deal with administrivia while enabling people to focus on the parts of their work that matter most.

We are looking to hire new software developers and consultants who are passionate about technology, who relish the opportunity to work in a dynamic, small company culture and who have a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Associate Consultant:

Experience Level: 0-3 yrs


Work directly with our customers to translate business needs into technical solutionsAnalyze business problemsWork independently or cooperatively within software development teams


* Demonstrated record of excellence inside and outside of the classroom* Software development experience or interest in pursuing a career in technology

(Senior) Consultant

Experience Level: 3-6 yrs


* Work directly with our customers to translate business needs into technical solutions* Analyze business problems* Work independently or cooperatively within software development teams


* Java, Java Web Frameworks and / or .NET professional development experience* Web Development Technologies and Libraries (HTML, JS, CSS, jQuery)* Relational Databases & SQL* BPM development experience (esp. Appian, Cordys, Metastorm, Activiti)

ashleyjohn 4 days ago 0 replies      

Mission Driven Startup in Downtown SF near the Montgomery BART Station

Backed by Khosla Ventures

Hiring Full Time Engineers

We are a lean team of 13 Engineers on a huge mission to open science. We are building a better platform for researchers because the current publication system is too slow, inefficient and costly. We are doing this using Rails, Coffeescript, Backbone, and PostgreSQL, all hosted on AWS.

According to EdTech Magazine, we are tech underdogs who are key disruptors among open-access publishers.


And we are viewed by Wired as a key player in the movement toward open access scientific publishing.


We have 14MM users who support our mission and we are growing 10% per month. We are financially backed with $17MM by top VCs including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures and Spark Capital.

Email ashley@academia.edu so we can set up a time to chat this week.

petrosagg 4 days ago 1 reply      
Resin.io - Remote - Full-time Site Reliability Engineer

About us

We are building a seamless code delivery platform for embedded devices (like the Raspberry Pi). Think of it as Heroku for the Internet of Things if you must. We've already ported Docker to ARM CPUs, launched the alpha version of our product are about to release our beta version during this month. We are a well funded company founded and led by developers and have a strong engineering-led culture. As long as there is progress, we are flexible with regard to location and work hours.

About you

We are looking for a Linux talent to work on our cloud deployment which is a constellation of Docker-ised services deployed on AWS. Besides strong Linux skills, familiarity with Docker will help a lot. Much of our codebase (on cloud and device) is in node.js so JavaScript skill is a plus. You will be responsible of our server infrastructure, making sure we have seamless code deployment across all of our services and responding to any incidents and emergencies that may arise.

The Process

Send us your CV (a pointer to source code online is a great plus). Those that pass a phone interview will receive a small but paid project as a test. If we like working with you and you like working with us, you'll be offered a full-time job.

Get in touch

send your CV to hello@resin.io

kcrossisec 1 day ago 0 replies      
iSEC Partners - San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, New York City - Job Title - Security Engineer; Security Engineering Intern

Are you someone who loves to dig into things, take them apart, and figure out how they work?

Do you not just use computers, but know how they work -- and how to exploit their weaknesses? Do you know how to make tools to get the job done?

Do you enjoy doing cutting edge security research and telling the world about it?

iSEC wants to hear from you!

iSEC Partners is looking for security-focused engineers and researchers to join our application security consulting and research practice. Job duties will include penetration testing, security analysis, and cutting-edge research into current technologies and attacks. You will spend most of your day thinking about security systems and how they can break. This is a very creative job that gives individuals a lot of freedom to be clever while learning new technologies at a very fast pace. Typical engagements will pair you with another experienced security consultant who you will learn from and teach along the way. Engagements are usually 2-4 weeks long. In a year, you will be exposed to 15-20 products and technology stacks. Your work will typically initiate person-months of security improvements in products millions of people use. You will have access to senior engineers/architects and your findings/ideas will be heard by senior decision makers. You will have enormous impact in making the software people use safer. All of our consultants are also security researchers, with dedicated research time. Check out some of our research work here:


Check out all of our career opportunities here:https://www.isecpartners.com/about/careers.aspx

conorgil145 4 days ago 0 replies      
Virtru | https://virtru.com/how-it-works | Washington, D.C. | Fulltime | Javascript fullstack, Android, iOS, .NET

== Who we are ==

Everyone has a right to keep their digital content private and secure. We founded Virtru because we believe that exercising that right should be easy and convenient.

Virtru allows you to send end-to-end encrypted email using your existing email address and email provider with the flip of a switch.

Our browser extension for Chrome and Firefox allows you to send and receive encrypted email directly from Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.com. Our Android and iOS mobile apps and Outlook desktop plugin work with any provider that uses IMAP.

Our full time team of 16 is currently 50% engineers. We value automated testing, readable/maintainable code, documentation, and code reviews. We run in 2 week sprints and dedicate about 20% of total capacity to things the dev team thinks are important (technical debt, refactors, exploring a new technology, etc) while the rest goes to feature development and addressing bugs.

We are well capitalized with investments from Bessemer Venture Partners [0] and private investors.

== Current positions ==

- Full stack NodeJS/Javascript developer. Our backend runs on NodeJS (with dabbles of Python), our frontend uses Angular and Backbone (looking to consolidate!), and our browser extensions use our internal javascript framework to run in Chrome and Firefox.

- Android developer

- iOS/Mac OS developer

- .NET developer to support our Outlook desktop plugin

I work on the backend, so I can provide some details on that role. Our client facing API services are built on Express.js. We run in the AWS cloud and are looking for someone with deep experience deploying/maintaining services/infrastructure who can also help add new functionality to the application layer.

Some things we play with on the backend: NodeJS, ExpressJS, passport, AWS (EC2, SQS, ElastiCache), Packer, Salt Stack, ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), HAProxy.

Some more information is listed here: https://www.virtru.com/careers.

== Get in touch ==

If you care about privacy and are interested in creating security products at a company which thinks that user experience is a first class citizen, please get in touch! Send a secure email (using Virtru!) to feedback@virtru.com with subject HN who is hiring response and tell us what interests you about Virtru. It would be great if you can provide some sample code that we can check out (github, bitbucket, etc).

If you have any questions, Ill monitor this thread and/or you can email me directly (email in profile).

[0] http://www.bvp.com/portfolio/virtru

grydstedt 4 days ago 0 replies      
Verbling - YC Summer 2011 (San Francisco, CA) https://verbling.com

We're building the next generation language learning platform with video. Currently have exponential growth and need to grow engineering team asap.

Our current openings:

* Javascript Full Stack Engineer - we're building the next generation realtime educational platform using Backbone, Node.js, WebRTC, NoSQL.

* Lead Designer - looking for someone to own our design across all platforms (web, mobile, others).

* iOS Engineer - build our mobile and tablet offering with realtime video.

* Check out all jobs at www.verbling.com/jobs

About the company:

- Small team located in SOMA, San Francisco

- Awesome perks and benefits.

- Well funded (DFJ, YC, Sam Altman)

- YCombinator S11

Technologies we use:

- WebRTC, Backbone.js, Require.js, Angular.js, React, D3, SASS/LESS

- Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, PubNub

- We use Docker and Chef on AWS for infrastructure and CircleCI for testing/CI.

Send your resume to jobs@verbling.com or direct mail to me (CTO) at gustav@verbling.com.

darrenkopp 2 days ago 0 replies      
DevResults (http://devresults.com) Location: Washington, DC + Remote

DevResults makes international development, grant-making, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief programs more effective. It's a web-based tool for monitoring & evaluation, mapping, project management, and collaboration.


* You've spent at least a couple of years building web applications using ASP.NET, jQuery and SQL Server.

* You love to write code, and you can also work directly with customers. You're a self-starter who's able to work independently. You don't mind working really, really hard.

* Although you wont necessarily travel much in the long term, youll may need to do some international travel in order to meet our real-world users.

Full Details: http://devresults.com/en/p/jobs

If possible it'd be great if you would apply via StackOverflow Careers since it's easier to manage (http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/72264/growing-profitab...) but you can also email me directly at darren+whoshiring@devresults.com. Feel free to mention that you came from who's hiring when posting via StackOverflow Careers as well.

pensieri 4 days ago 1 reply      
Expensify-San Francisco, CA-Fulltime, Programmer Extraordinaire

Hey there! Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Expensify and we do "expense reports that don't suck!" (Google "expensify" to read more.) We're getting crushed under an ever-growing pile of super awesome work, and I need one bright soul to help us dig our way out. I can guarantee you fun, an amazing opportunity to learn, and the siren's call of distant riches. But only if you are all of the following:

- An incredibly hard worker, even when it's not so fun. There is a ton of work to do, and a lot of it downright sucks. After all we do the sucky work so our customers won't need to. I need you to buck up and grind through server logs, user emails, source code, and bug reports, without complaint or supervision, and come back asking for more.

- A cool person to be with. Not a crazy party animal, just someone we can trust, rely upon, hang out with, bounce ideas off of, and generally interact with in a positive way, both personally and professionally. In fact, this is one of the most stringent requirements we have: would you be fun to hang out with day and night on some remote, exotic beach? This isn't a rhetorical question, either: every year we take the company overseas for a month (on your own dime, sorry) and work incredibly hard while having a ton of fun. We've done Thailand, Mexico, India, Turkey, Croatia and the Philippines. We just got back from Portugal...where do you want to go next?

- Super talented, in a general way. We're going to throw a ton of work at you of every possible sort, and you need that magic skill of being able to figure it out even if you have no idea where to start. On any given day you might bounce between super low-level coding, super high-level technical support, marketing-driven data-mining, updating our user documentation, inventing/designing/building some new feature, etc. This is not a code monkey job you're going to be a full participant in the process, and you need to bring your own unique blend of skills to the table.

- Specifically talented in a programming way. You can instantly visualize solutions to problems big and small. Your code is always clean, well commented, has good nomenclature and indentation. You can switch on a dime between C++, PHP, Bash, Cron, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Dwoo, SQL not because you know them all, but because you're the sort of person who can just pick it up and figure it out. If you're this sort of person, you'll know what I mean. If not, then this position isn't for you.

And there are a bunch more, but odds are if you got this far, nothing I can do would stop you from applying. That's a problem because while I know you are awesome, it's actually really hard and time consuming to find you in the midst of the literally hundreds of other applications I get from everyone else. So this is where I'm going to ask my first favor: can you make it really easy and obvious how great you are, so I don't accidentally overlook you?

There are probably many ways to do that. But the easiest way to do that is to check out we.are.expensify.com and send in an application(which you can find at http://we.are.expensify.com/apply). We are excited to hear from you!

nathanwdavis 4 days ago 1 reply      
Haven in Indianapolis/Fishers, IN - http://www.joinhaven.com/

About Haven:At Haven, we believe home ownership should be a lot better. We are building a free, intuitive mobile app and website that equips homeowners with predictive technology to help them become better homeowners, by learning and anticipating a homes needs while saving time and money. Haven sends reminders to users when its time to make an update, recommends licensed, insured service professionals, accepts payment, and serves as a digital organizer of receipts and records, without the user ever leaving the app. It gives confidence and peace of mind to homeowners by helping them to be responsible and proactive in home maintenance decisions. We're venture-funded, growing, and looking to disrupt the home services space.

We are looking for a talented Fullstack Developer, Visual Designer, and iOS/Android Developers.See http://haven.bamboohr.com/jobs/ for details

A little about our technology: - Backend: Node.js/Express for API, MongoDB, various other tooling - Frontend: Angularjs web app, iOS/Android apps - Design: Mobile first, everyone participates

omarish 4 days ago 0 replies      
DV01 in New York & San Francisco - Hiring Full Time Ruby / Javascript Hackers:

tl;dr: omar@dv01.co

   === What We Do ===
We're building web-based software that helps large investors explore and understand marketplace lending platforms (like LendingClub and Prosper) as well as broader fixed income markets (US Treasuries, ABS, MBS, CMBS, a $38 trillion market in the US alone).

   === Two Open Positions ===
1. Backend engineer: Ruby & Postgres. Connect with all the data sources and make fast analytics software.

2. Front-end: Angular / JS / Rails. Make amazing user experiences that investors use to inform billion-dollar trades.

That said, we're still pretty early so happy to talk to anybody good.

   === Benefits ===
* You'll be employee #1 so you'll be making a huge & lasting impact every day, both on the product and on our company culture.* Competitive, market-rate salary.* Full Health Benefits.

More information here: https://gist.github.com/omarish/d93014351ad17154f7ad


Gyffindor 3 days ago 0 replies      
Gata Labs Inc - Toronto, ON. Looking for Full Stack Devs, Android/iOS Devs - Able to work at our office in Downtown Toronto (at least 2-3 days/week). More Info: https://www.gatalabs.com/careers

-- Who We Are --

Gata Labs is a Toronto based Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company aiming to change the way consumers and businesses interact. With deep backgrounds in the localized technology space, Gata Labs builds mobile based solutions for the service industry and their clients.

-- Who you Are --

- You have enough expertise in your area (2-4 years experience) to hit the ground running fast and contribute to our codebase- Eager to learn about new technologies and go beyond your current experience- You are passionate about the future of your field- You work hard, and stay humble- Completely Optional: You are a Beast at Ping Pong (Obligatory post: https://twitter.com/Uberflip/status/525278007229837312/photo...)

-- The Positions --

- Full Stack Developer: Responsible for development and infrastructure of Gata Labs' web technologies. Must be familiar with MEAN stack development (Javascript, Node.js, HTML5 & CSS3, Angular.js, CofeeScript)

- Android Developer - Responsible for the development, testing, and deployment of new application features on our Android products. Strong knowledge of Java for Android and familiarity with developing native Android Apps

- iOS Developer - Responsible for the development, testing, and deployment of new application features on our iOS products. Experience developing iOS Apps. Using one or more of Java, Objective C/Xcode, JavaScript, HTML5.

-- How to Apply --

Send us your Resume/Cover Letter and a Portfolio of past projects to careers@gatalabs.com. Please see our website (www.gatalabs.com) for more information

Clairesheng 2 days ago 0 replies      
One of our offices: Shanghai, China

We build products at the intersection of technology around data. Lots of data visualization, big data and infrastructure.

We work with large organizations on challenging problems (the World Bank, the United Nations, CNN) OR on our own products (mostly developer tools, things like http://devo.ps or http://octokan.com).

We are a multicultural team with French, American, British, Chinese, Korean, Dutch and Finnish colleagues. We are about to settle a third office in Berlin and are looking at remote hiring in Spain and Seoul.

We work a lot with Javascript (node.js, AngularJS), Python, occasionally Go and Erlang. Lots of single page apps, APIs and infrastructure automation.

We are looking for full-time or interns:

- Developers; front-end (HTML5 + Compass + AngularJS), backend (node.js, Python), ops (Python, Go).

- Designers; you have design chops, understand technology (HTML/CSS...) and do more than nice pictures (content strategy, color theory, ...).

- Strategist; you can quickly immerse yourself in a new field of knowledge, have a knack for data and are quick at recognizing patterns. You are a jack-of-all-trades that can think a solution and get it shipped, either alone or with a team.

- Marketing; you have what it takes to grow a brand or product online and understand how to leverage online and offline tools to get there.

- Business Development; if you are in Washington DC, Berlin or Paris, understand enough of our space and would like to help us grow our services, shoot us an email.

Drop me a line at job@wiredcraft.com, or go to http://wiredcraft.com/careers.html

vaughnd 1 day ago 1 reply      
WizeNoze - Amsterdam, Netherlands. http://wizenoze.com

Job Title: AngularJS front-end developer

We're a natural language processing startup focused on creating and adapting content for children. We're building editing tools to adapt content to different reading levels; search engine with age-specific UI/UX and results; and lots of algorithms for classifying, summarizing, etc. content automatically.

We need someone who can tame this complexity with user-friendly, responsive web apps talking to the json api backend our scientists and developers are building.

Check out the full job posting: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/72093/angularjs-front-...

woodhull 3 days ago 0 replies      
ControlShift Labs - Remote Team (Global). Ruby/Rails or DevOps - Freelance Contractor or Full Time. http://www.controlshiftlabs.com/

What we do:

We build a set of software tools that online advocacy organizations use to scale their work and make it more participatory. We're excited about supporting a shift in how advocacy organizations are using the internet to organize -- and building tools that empower ordinary activists in extraordinary ways.

We're a small team of software engineers and online organizers with several decades of combined experience in the advocacy sector, including at Organizing for America, ActBlue, CREDO, MoveOn.org, and Purpose. Our deep organizing and technology background, coupled with a close interest in our partners campaigns and goals, lets us develop tools that are particularly effective in facilitating effective grassroots organizing and building strong and participatory organizations. We have a deep commitment to progressive social change around the world that infuses our work.

We're profitable.


We're pragmatic about the technologies we use in our work but at the moment our stack includes ruby, rails, rspec, postgres, redis, sass and haml. We practice test driven development, hold daily team stand-ups via Google Hangout, and use an agile inspired process.

At the moment we're looking for help with two roles:

- A dev ops contractor to help us fully automate our infrastructure using chef / aws / cloudformation / packer / vagrant / etc.

- Contract or full-time Ruby/Rails developers to help us with product feature development.

We offer the opportunity to do work that matters (with amazing social change organizations) with a flexible work environment and fair market compensation.

You must be comfortable working remotely (we meet up 2-3 times a year) and communicating in written and verbal English.

Emails us at talk@controlshiftlabs.com with your CV, a github profile and a pointer to some code that you've written that you are particularly proud of, and why you'd like to work with us.



ncbk12 4 days ago 0 replies      
COLUMBUS, OHIO Full Stack Engineer w/Ruby on Rails Focus


NextChapter (http://www.nextchapterbk.com/) is seeking Ruby on Rails / Angular.js developer to join the team and help us push the product to the finish-line! If you want to be part of a startup that's right on the cusp of launching, without the risk associated with starting from scratch or working completely on your own, this might be just the right fit.

We have a working product with attorneys signed up and ready to start paying. With a clear path to revenue, pre-orders from current beta testers and a founding team full of ambition & tenacity, NextChapter is ready to take this bootstrapping startup to cash flow positive within months, with your help.

* If interested, email janine(at)nextchapterbk(dot)com with an intro and resume. *


Our ideal candidates will have the following skills:

   Ruby 2.X   Rails 4.X   Postgresql   Javascript   Coffeescript   Angular.js   or other Javascript MVC frameworks

   GitHub experience working with others in a team to fork & pull   Experience with Balsamiq mockups and Trello for project management   A firm grasp of object oriented analysis and design   Startup experience a plus

NextChapter is a legal startup helping attorneys prepare bankruptcy documents online. "Turbotax for Lawyers"

Bankruptcy is not a fun thing to go through but there are 1.5M bankruptcies filed each year. These individuals are paying attorneys a flat fee of $1,500 to do the work, but NextChapter is taking the pain away from both the debtor and the attorney. They do this by making the TurboTax of bankruptcy software, streamlining the process of filing a 75-page form to using an intuitive online system.

NextChapter saves the average attorney 50 hours & $12,000 per month by offering per-case pricing, cloud-based access and most importantly, an intuitive navigation platform.

Check us out online:

   Website: http://www.nextchapterbk.com/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NextChapterBK    AngelList: https://angel.co/nextchapter/jobs/    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NextChapterBK
Read an article written by founder, Janine Holsinger on the Legal Startup market and posted on popular legal blog, Lawyerist - http://lawyerist.com/74528/legal-startups/

clarkevans 4 days ago 0 replies      
Operations Engineer at Prometheus Research (U.S. Telecommute)

Prometheus Research builds open source RexDB (http://www.rexdb.org) software to help medical researchers organize complex data. We're an established organization based in New Haven, CT, that has most of its staff working remotely. I work from my home in Chicago, for example.

We're looking for someone to join our system administration team to help us with systems automation, networking, monitoring, and managing challenges of secure hosting. This is a full-time work-from-home telecommute position, that offers flexible hours, and full benefits. Specific tools include:

* Linux for our development and production servers* Ansible for most of our system configuration* Docker for application packaging* Python for application and automation software* PostgreSQL for application databases* ovirt/kvm for virtual machine management* reStructuredText/Sphinx for documentation

We need someone who really understands networking, security, and has a talent for communication and documentation. Thanks in advance for dropping us a note at hn-201411@prometheusresearch.com - Clark

mburst 4 days ago 0 replies      
Imgur - San Francisco, CA - Desktop && Mobile Engineers (http://imgur.com/jobs)

Imgur is an image community that creates, consumes and shares tomorrow's viral images, today. Millions of images are uploaded each day to Imgur, where they are distilled by the Imgurian community into a stream of the Internet's best images and viewed billions of times. From an engineering perspective we have tons of awesome at scale problems you won't find in many other places.

We're a small team of about 30 people with about half being engineers/designers. Our current stack is PHP, Go, and Javascript (ReactJS). We're also hiring Android and iOS engineers. Our benefits include:

* 100% Health, Vision, Dental

* 401k matching

* Relocation stipend

* Catered lunches

* Budget to build out your dream computer/desk

If you're interested in talking about one of the positions feel to email me at max@you know where.com or head over to http://imgur.com/jobs and apply there.

JangoSteve 4 days ago 0 replies      
Alfa Jango - Ann Arbor / Detroit, MI - Ruby, JavaScript, both front-end and back-end developers - full-time - REMOTE or local

We build startups, all day, every day. We are our startups' technical co-founder, acting as their CTO and development team. 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, have a product and are looking for a more experienced team to help out or take over the technology (one of our clients even went through YCombinator).

Several of our startups are doing 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.

One of our startups also just got acquired by Edmunds.com!



We've recently grown to a small team of 6, and are now 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 at least one (or preferably both) of 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 [2] and jquery-rails [3] libraries; Scott is a maintainer of the Kandan open-source chat app [4]; and we just launched Dynatable.js [5] back in December, which has now overtaken Datatables in popularity on Github; and we have several other projects in the works as well [6]. 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, including our company status dashboard (built on Node) which pulls from all of our internal applications in real-time to show how we're doing that week, an application which helps you record and save your important voicemails forever, and several others.

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.

Check us out (http://www.alfajango.com), and 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/

mateodelnorte 4 days ago 0 replies      
NYC. Superstar, OpenSource Loving Engineer w/ Node.js experience at Electronifie


We're building the world's first corporate bond trading platform in Node.js. Why is that interesting? Turns out the corporate bond market is a 10 Trillion dollar market that still works like it did in 1978, with traders calling each other up on the phone. Modernization that happened in equities never made it to the bond market. All the biggest players are calling for new solutions (http://bit.ly/1tLXFZq) and that's exactly what we're building. The incumbents in this space are big, slow moving, enterprises with six to twelve month release cycles and a fear of Open Source software. We push out updates and new features within days and are releasing our own tools back to the community.

Want to solve amazingly exciting problems with a small team of very experienced engineers? Want to help disrupt FinTech by leveraging OpenSource tools and running circles around the competition?

Come join us.

alexose 4 days ago 0 replies      
UI Engineer - Crimson Hexagon - Boston

We use machine learning techniques to make sense of a vast reservoir of social data. As one of the few companies with direct access to the Twitter Firehose as well as the full Facebook and Google+ APIs, we face unique UI problems that you'll help solve with your keen sense of design and attention to detail. You'll be architecting new features and workflows that our customers will use to pull valuable insight out of hundreds of billions of social media posts.

There's no precedent for a lot of what we do. Familiarity with modern JavaScript frameworks is a plus, but not a requisite-- We value your ability to think laterally, collaborate, communicate, and execute above everything. We like people who have a background in freelancing. We also like people who come to programming via nontraditional means.

Top pay, top benefits, located in Boston's Seaport district. We're big enough not to be a monoculture, but small enough not to be a corporate cult.

Email me (alex at crimsonhexagon dot com) or check out our hiring page: http://goo.gl/oSIY3o

mattnguyen 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA - http://www.checkmate.io/careers - Please apply on the site

Checkmate powers mobile check-in technology and a platform to manage guest experience for hotels. Our management team consists of early team members at Kayak, Jetsetter, and Yelp. Feel free to take a look at our job board and apply on the site, but here are some roles we're specifically looking to fill out:

* Lead Software Engineer - http://www.checkmate.io/?jobs=lead-engineer

* Software Engineer (Front-End) - http://www.checkmate.io/?jobs=software-engineer-front-end

* Software Engineer (Generalist) - http://www.checkmate.io/?jobs=ruby-developer

Our technology stack includes Ruby, Rails, EmberJS, Go, PostgreSQL, Redis, Heroku, and AWS.

florianf 2 days ago 0 replies      
Broadcom - Irvine, CA - Linux kernel engineer

Broadcom is looking for full-time software engineer candidates specializing in embedded Linux and bootloader development. Focus areas include:- Board bringup and driver support for set-top box and cable modem chipsets- Debugging silicon/board/OS issues and postmortem analysis- ARM and MIPS system-level programming- Helping to develop and verify new CPU and peripheral designs- Linux networking and network offload- Power management- Performance analysis and system architecture- Security isolation via hypervisors, LXC, HW restrictions, etc.- Building and maintaining an embedded Linux distribution- Working with upstream maintainers to develop new features and fix bugs


choult 4 days ago 0 replies      
DataSift (http://datasift.com) Reading, UK (engineering/product); San Francisco/New York (sales engineers/pre-sales)

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 and devops 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 in 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.

UK positions: http://jobvite.com/m?3hWXMgwHUS positions: http://jobvite.com/m?3zXXMgw0

maramaemartin 2 days ago 0 replies      

We're looking for Associate and Senior level Software Engineers!

Course Hero is creating a platform where students and experts can share and access great academic content they need to succeed at any time, from anywhere. Today, millions of students take advantage of our educational resources including study guides, flashcards and tutors.We believe that improved access to knowledge enriches lives and increases future opportunities. Technology is revolutionizing the way we learn, and we're committed to providing individualized support to students everywhere to help them expand their academic knowledge and professional skills.

Jr. SWE: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/792/applications/new

Sr. SWE: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/793/applications/new

chrisduesing 4 days ago 0 replies      
Senior RoR Developer - Mercaris - Chicago, IL

Mercaris provides data reports and auctions for Organic and non-GMO crops to help farmers, food manufacturers and retailers bring healthier products to market and meet skyrocketing consumer demand. We recently closed a $2.5M series A funding round and are looking to expand our team.

We are looking for a mid/senior level Ruby on Rails developer to join our team and contribute significantly to the codebase and the company. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include fully covered medical, 401k with 3% match, and equity. The position is located in downtown Chicago, IL.

Your Skills and Experience:

5+ years of development experience, with a substantial amount of experience developing Ruby on Rails web apps. HTML, CSS and Javascript skills are of course fundamental as well.

An interest in mentoring and teaching other developers.

Assisting in putting best practices, processes and frameworks in place that help scale the development process as the team grows.

Send any questions or resumes for consideration to chris.duesing at mercariscompany.com.

ssk2 2 days ago 0 replies      
Mesosphere - https://mesosphere.com/jobs - San Francisco, CAINTERN, VISA

We're a fast growing and well funded distributed systems / enterprise tech / infrastructure startup in San Francisco. We provide tools and services around the Apache Mesos project, a cluster scheduler that currently runs tens of thousands of nodes in production at Twitter.

Currently recruiting engineers heavily across the stack, from front-end (Rails, Python, Javascript) to back-end (Python, Go, Scala) to core (C++).

We're significant contributors to open source and are one of the main committers to Apache Mesos, as well as other popular projects like Chronos and Marathon.

Our customers run huge numbers of compute nodes, so if you're excited by the prospect of your code running at immense scale, get in touch.

Full-time hires and summer 2015 interns welcome. Please apply via our jobs page for full-time positions or email summer-2015@mesosphere.io for an internship.

kmano8 3 days ago 0 replies      
Monetate - Conshohocken, PA (Philly suburbs) [REMOTE or ONSITE] - Will help with relocation to Philadelphia; also remote (Americas timezones preferred, must speak English) Monetate helps digital marketers make their content more relevant. We turn data into action on our clients' sites by doing real-time data analysis and DOM manipulation to put the right experience in front of their users. Were looking for engineers who want to do highly visible work on great brands and solve tough problems with great coworkers.

What we're looking for:

- People who like to ship - we're focused on building and shipping great products - if you like to see your work in production quickly you'll see it here. We ship often (every two weeks), and iterate.

- 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 - huge data sets, UX, 3rd party Javascript, high volume / low latency APIs - we have no shortage of fun problems to work on.

About us:

- Founded in 2008

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

- Open source - Google Closure, Python, AngularJS, Javascript, Pandas, Redis, Hadoop, Mahout, Solr and Lucene - we're open source across our stack

- Funded by First Round Capital and OpenView

- Market rate salaries

We've hired great people from HN before, and we're looking for people not positions. We have people who have joined the team with no background in our primary languages and people from non-traditional backgrounds. Check out our blog at http://engineering.monetate.com/ Send me a message if you have questions or want to apply: karl at monetate dot com

sb_ba 4 days ago 0 replies      
Blue Apron (New York, NY) - Fulltime

Blue Apron (http://www.blueapron.com) is an NYC-based startup delivering original recipes and premium, seasonal ingredients needed to prepare them, in exactly the right proportions. We've raised $58M from First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Stripes Group [1]. Last year, Forbes named us one of the hottest startups of 2013 and we've only continued our rapid growth in 2014 [2].

Our engineering team creates software to manage the forecasting, purchasing, preparation, and shipment of new fresh ingredients every week, delivering over 800,000 meals nationwide monthly.

The nature of our business carries with it unique supply chain and logistical challenges that require purpose-built solutions and data analysis.

Current stack: Ruby, Rails, Ember, PostgreSQL, RSpec, Haml, Sass

We're hiring:

- Frontend Developers: HTML, CSS, JavaScript - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=14848

- Software Engineers: Ruby, Rails, Ember (would be really awesome but not required) - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=11091

- Site Reliability Engineer: This person will design a high availability, distributed AWS architecture to serve our customers, fulfillment centers, and e-commerce operation. (Chef, Puppet, Ruby or Python exp. is a plus) - http://www.blueapron.com/pages/jobs?gh_jid=25367

About you:

- You've taken features or products from concept to completion and have experience working with production web applications.

- You communicate your ideas clearly, and are capable of designing and implementing complex, scalable solutions.

- You are always learning and are excited at the prospect of mastering new technologies and techniques.

We offer health, dental, and vision insurance, a flexible vacation policy, and competitive salary and equity. To apply, visit our site (blueapron.com/jobs) and drop an application; it only takes about 60 seconds.

[1]http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/04/30/blue-apron-ra...[2] http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emjl45himd/blue-apron-4/

boyd 4 days ago 0 replies      
One Codex (YC S14) Genomic search and data platform. San Francisco, CA (https://www.onecodex.com).


==== About Us ====


Were a software and biology start-up building a global data backbone and search platform for genomics an essential piece of infrastructure for a world in which we increasingly understand health, disease, and our environment by transforming biology into data. Our first application area is pathogen detection working with doctors, epidemiologists, and public health officials to identify and characterize the bacteria and viruses that threaten our health. And already, weve attracted users at many of the top public health and research organizations across the globe.


==== About You ====


Were looking for talented software engineers to help us build towards our vision for a global genomics data network and enable widespread in silico diagnostics. Specifically, were interested in folks with a passion for and depth of experience in one or more of the following areas:

1) Full Stack Engineering: We will be building everything from developer-facing APIs to easy-to-use end applications for doctors and public health officials. You care about everything from elegant APIs to compelling data visualizations. Python experience preferred (we currently use Flask for our web backend).

2) Distributed Systems: Were building systems for organizing and indexing billions to trillions of genomic fingerprints across the entire tree of life. Youre passionate about data structures, efficient computational solutions, and distributed systems (and dont mind the occasional bit twiddling). Weve built some cool initial tech in C, Nimrod, and Python (probabilistic data structures, Docker pipelines for reliably running bioinformatics workflows, etc.), and are excited about the extensive greenfield opportunities here.

3) Genomics / Computational Biology: We are tackling hard problems at the intersection of microbiology, genomics, statistics, and computer science. You have research experience or another strong connection to these fields, understand current bioinformatics tools and approaches (and their limits), and have worked extensively with next-generation sequencing data. Ideally, you also have some intuitions and strong hypotheses about how bioinformatics tools can scale for petabyte-sized reference sets.


Youll be one of our earliest hires and directly shape our technology choices, product, and business. If youre interesting in working on large-scale data challenges of both scientific and societal importance, please send us a note at careers@onecodex.com or reach out to me directly at nick@onecodex.com.

asanwal 4 days ago 0 replies      
NYC --- CB Insights (www.cbinsights.com)

We're looking for many positions (http://www.cbinsights.com/jobs). A few are listed below:

- Full Stack Dev - http://cbi.vc/1wQCbtc

- Tech Industry Analyst - a Nate Silver of Tech - http://cbi.vc/1wQCcxj

- Digital Marketing Analyst - http://cbi.vc/1tLLZFO

- Inside Sales - http://cbi.vc/1tLLVGi

We're revenue-funded (no angels, VCs) doing millions in revenue. Received a grant from the National Science Foundation but otherwise growing out of cashflow.

We're using data to predict emerging technology trends, breakout private companies and corporate strategy.

Hard problems, awesome team, real company. Would love to talk. My email is in my profile or email career@cbinsights.com

the_gigi 3 days ago 0 replies      
Aclima - http://www.aclima.io - San Francisco, CA


Aclima is an early-stage company based in San Francisco that designs and deploys distributed, large-scale sensor networks to empower people with actionable environmental quality data. Our end-to-end solutions collect, process and analyze real-time streaming data from thousands of sensors, enabling a level of environmental awareness that has never been possible before. We believe our technologies can redefine the way we imagine and manage our buildings, communities, and cities, helping us improve our collective well-being. We are looking for passionate engineers to help build, scale, and improve our platform. We have no required list of skills or years of experience. Instead, were looking for engineers who are smart and get things done. Our engineering culture values rapid iteration, continuous improvement, and as much automation as is sensible. We work in a relaxed, purpose-driven atmosphere with flexible hours and competitive perks.

Positions open:

* Full-time Backend Engineer Our stack includes: Python, Git, MariaDB, Cassandra, Nginx, NSQ, Redis, Ansible - solid understanding of functional programming languages, distributed systems

* Full-time Frontend Developer - solid understanding of core JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 - experience building well-structured web applications - a passion for user-driven interaction design and delightful user experiences - excitement about data visualization, mobile design, and responsive design

* Full-time UI/UX Designer - At least 2-3 years of experience who has heavy UX chops and expertise in CSS-based design, peppered with JavaScript-based interaction design/development. - Someone who is excited and passionate about data visualization, mobile design, and responsive design and has strong opinions about all three.

* Full-time DevOps Engineer - some experience writing shell and Python scripts - Debian/Ubuntu, Jenkins, Locust, JMeter, Google Cloud/AWS, Ansible experience a plus


If youre up for the challenge, contact us: jobs@aclima.io

Apply directly: http://boards.greenhouse.io/aclima

bitcrusher 4 days ago 0 replies      
FlareWorks - http://www.flareworks.co - San Francisco, CA. Bay Area OnlyInterested in changing the world? Neither are we! But we are interested in having fun and building cool software.

FlareWorks is a visual messaging startup headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our mission is to build a platform for contextual, visual communication between family and friends that is easier and simpler than Texting. In short - "Kill Text". Our companys visual messaging service called Flares uses visual cues, instead of text, to provide communication shortcuts between friends and family. We're a seed funded, early stage startup, so this is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor. You would be engineer number 3. We're looking for Android developers to help us take our mobile application and platform to the next level. Our mobile apps are the face of the organization and, as such, youll be on the front lines of creating an application and experience that has the potential to be used by millions of people every day. We're currently in the Apple app store and are now looking to expand into Android/Google Play. Our app was featured as the "best new app" by Apple the first week it was released and we have consistently received great press for our MVP.

Our Stack: * Node for our API. * Erlang/Elixir for our platform.

What we offer: * We're not fans of 9-5 with a lunch break. Work when you want, where you want. Results matter. "Seat Time" does not. * Unlimited PTO. Take the time off you need, when you need it. We don't offer prizes for 'attendance'. * 5K equipment budget. Buy what you want; After a year with us, it's yours to keep. * Company outings. We like to get out and do things as a team. Lunches, dinners, games, volunteering, concerts. We're always on the lookout for things to do. * A real voice. We want to know what you think. If you have an idea or think something isn't working, we want to hear about it. Your voice counts. * Generous options and an actual competitive salary (no low-balling + options bait and switch here ).

What we're looking for: * Android and iOS engineers. * UX and visual design chops. * Meticulous attention to details. * Android: * Animation and the hardware accelerated rendering pipeline as well as OpenGL ES. * Location, Content and Media SDK experience. * iOS: * Core Graphics, Core Animation, Core Data, Core Location * Comfort with rapid iteration and real-time team collaboration. * Excited about and eager to use Swift.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, email us ( jobs@flareworks.co ) and we'll talk.

lesleyann25 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Booking.com is hiring!

OPEN TO WORLDWIDE APPLICATIONS (we offer relocation packages) - Software Developers, Team Lead Development, Mobile developers, Frontend Developers Designers

Have a look at our website:https://workingatbooking.com/vacancies/software-developer-wi...

Or reach me at: lesleyann.schilte@booking.com

clieu1 2 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, San Jose, or Seattle - New College Grads, Visa, and all levels - www.clustrix.com

Clustrix is taking on the lofty goal of horizontally scaling a relational SQL database. We are looking for smart and motivated developers of all levels to help us take our database to the next level. We are looking to fill positions in: * Software Development (must be comfortable in C, prior database experience desirable but not necessary)* Software Quality (Python, test automation and experience in distributed systems or databases)* Technical Writer

Here are some things that make Clustrix a great place to work:1. Our team is small, so you get to own significant projects and contribute in a big way to the product.2. We have a lot of interesting problems to work on, in a variety of areas.3. Our customers love us. We help them do things they could never do with their legacy SQL databases.4. We are passionate about making our software work better and faster.

More info available here: http://www.clustrix.com/company/careers/openings/

fuelfive 4 days ago 3 replies      
Vicarious - Silicon Valley, CA.

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Our long term goal is to build machines that exceed human intelligence. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission.

Available roles:

  - Machine Learning Researcher  - Computer Vision Researcher  - Software Engineer   - DevOps  - Systems Administrator.
We have raised ~$70M in funding and are not constrained by publication, grant applications, or product development cycles. At Vicarious, there is room to develop new approaches that would otherwise not be supported in academia or industry. In the long term, our work will push forward the AI and robotics revolutions.

Learn more: http://vicarious.com/

blakeweb 4 days ago 1 reply      
Senior Python Data Scientist and Python Engineer - Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Question for you: What's the most challenging, most impactful set of data problems you could be working on?

Were a small and fast-growing biotech startup with an amazing set of advisors including the Broads Anne Carpenter, and we're using high throughput genetic perturbation experiments in human cells, automated image segmentation and quantitation of hundreds of features for every cell, and machine learning and statistics to find new treatments for rare genetic diseases faster than anyone has previously thought possible. There are more than 5,000 rare genetic diseases, in total affecting millions of Americans, and only a handful are treatable. We aim to find treatments for 100 of them in the next 10 years.

Were looking for exceptional computational scientists to help lead our analysis efforts, with the following criteria:

- Several years of experience in statistics, machine learning, and software development solving problems using lots of data, preferably using pythons scientific stack; seeing the world through the lens of statistics and modeling; thorough understanding of fundamentals of machine learning such as cross-validation and learning curves, plus an ability to explore new types of data independently and get an effective guess as to what sorts of models and assumptions make sense as a starting point.

- A track record of outstanding projects, publications, or presentations that demonstrate successful application of the above talents.

- Motivation to tackle some of the most challenging data problems around, to work with other sharp and highly-motivated individuals with diverse backgrounds, and to make lots of patients lives dramatically better.

- Some biology background is helpful; intellectual curiosity and motivation to learn is critical.

- Key tools and skills (not all required): python, machine learning, sklearn, ipython, data science, pandas, interactive analysis, linux fluency, bioinformatics (definitely not required)

More details and how to reach us: http://www.recursionpharma.com/lead-python-data-scientist.ht...

More openings including software engineering roles: http://www.recursionpharma.com/careers.html

Recursion Pharmaceuticals is based in Research Park at the edge of the mountains overlooking Salt Lake City, Utah. Gorgeous hiking/running/biking is just out our back door, and it's half an hour to 5 top ski resorts.

matlock 4 days ago 0 replies      
Codeship - Boston, MA or Vienna, Austria

At Codeship we build a continuous Deployment service. Our mission is to make software teams more productive by helping them to release early, often and safe. We're building for the builders.

We've been in production release for several years, have thousands of developers using the service and are growing rapidly. We've closed our Series A earlier this year.

We're looking for Rails Developers, SysAdmins/DevOps, designers and frontend developers who love building tools for other developers.

Read more about us on our Jobs Page:https://codeship.io/jobsAnd how we work in our Blogposts:http://blog.codeship.io/category/the-codeship-workflow

Send me an email to flo@codeship.io. You'll like it here!

tianyicui 3 days ago 0 replies      
Jane Street - New York City, London, Hong Kong - Software Developer (Functinoal Programming)

(I personally work at the Hong Kong office. Feel free to get in touch via tcui@janestreet.com if you have any questions.)

Jane Street is a technology-focused proprietary trading firm. We are looking to hire great software developers with an interest in functional programming. OCaml, a statically typed functional programming with similarities to Haskell, Erlang, F# and SML, is our language of choice. Weve got the largest team of OCaml developers in any industrial setting, and probably the worlds largest OCaml codebase. We use OCaml for running our entire business, supporting everything from research to systems administration to trading systems. If youre interested in seeing how functional programming plays out in the real world, theres no better place.

The atmosphere is informal and intellectual. There is a focus on education, and people learn about software and trading, both through formal classes and on the job. The work is challenging, and you get to see the practical impact of your efforts in quick and dramatic terms. Jane Street is also small enough that people have the freedom to get involved in many different areas of the business. Compensation is highly competitive, and theres a lot of room for growth.

You can learn more about Jane Street and our technology from our main site, janestreet.com. You can also look at a a talk given at CMU about why Jane Street uses functional programming (http://ocaml.janestreet.com/?q=node/61) and our programming blog (http://ocaml.janestreet.com)

(More in http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs?searchTerm=jane+street and https://www.janestreet.com/join-jane-street/)

minichate 4 days ago 0 replies      
FreshBooks - Toronto, Canada - Software Developer (Full Stack)http://www.freshbooks.com/jobs/

FreshBooks is seeking skilled full stack developers who have experience with web application frameworks and JavaScript frameworks as well as client-side performance optimization. With us, you will help build brand new features and update existing ones in our consumer-facing cloud accounting application. We build a product that helps our users earn their living and were proud of that. If youre committed to great work and great teamwork, and are constantly looking for ways to improve the systems youre responsible for, were dying to meet you.

Right now, were hiring all the way from junior developers to the architect level. No matter your level of experience, if its a natural fit, we have a place for you to shine and grow.

We are versatile...

Most of our software is written in PHP, Python, and JavaScript. We also use tools and technologies like Ember.js, RabbitMQ, Redis, Elasticsearch, Puppet, and Jenkins CI. We believe in using the best tool for the job (while maintaining a slight bias toward the tools the team knows the best). While we value experience with the tools above, we know that smart developers are great learners, too.

We collaborate...

We work in an open environment; no cubicles or offices. We closely follow Agile Scrum and rely on collaboration for success. We also collaborate across the office; regular hackoffs are a part of our culture. Developers join forces with coworkers across the company to pitch and prototype projects that improve our product, our culture, or are just plain fun.

We ship...

Shipping is at the forefront of our engineering practice. We rely on continuous integration and use automated testing to ensure our product is always shippable.

We value our people...

We recognize and reward ingenious work. We all have real lives, and respect their balance. We all have a voice that is heard throughout the company. We always make time for fun, and have one of the most unique, employee-led cultures out there. Join the FreshBooks choir or a class in the gym, organize a gaming night, teach a dev lunch and learn, or use a paid volunteer day to share your skills with the community.

Salaries are competitive and compensation packages include stake in the company.


tqn 4 days ago 0 replies      
Luxe - San Francisco, CA - http://www.luxevalet.com - Full Time - Various

Hey HN!

I'm excited to share the opportunities available at our quickly growing startup. Check out our recent press:

CNBC: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000326377&play=1

WSJ: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/23/new-valet-app-luxe-ea...

TC: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/23/luxe-aims-to-solve-san-fran...

NPR: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/parking-valet-demand#...

To get a real feel for our business, we invite you to try out our service, currently available in SF. Simply email me at thai [at] luxevalet [dot] com and I'll set you up with some free credit.

Luxe: A Parking Spot in Your Pocket

Luxe removes the pain out of parking through its on-demand valet service. With our mobile app, a driver can request one of our many trained valets to meet her at her destination and park her car. When the customer needs her car back, she can simply use the app to let the valet know and the valet will return it wherever the customer needs it. Our vision is to make circling the block for parking a thing of the past.

About The Team

The founding team hails from leadership positions at Google, Zynga, Ducati and Tesla. We've assembled an ever-expanding core team of 17, whose diverse backgrounds include the U.S. Marines, Code for America and YC. What unites us is our shared passion for solving complex problems and a commitment to creating a work environment, based on mutual respect for one another.

Opportunities: We're currently hiring for the following roles:

1) iOS Engineer

2) Data Scientist

3) Marketing Specialist

4) Executive Assistant/Generalist

5) Other - We're always looking to meet talented and hungry individuals. If you think you'd be a good fit, let us know.

Ready to apply or learn more? Drop us a note at jobs@luxevalet.com with "HN" in the subject line. We promise to get back to you!



BD @Luxe

uwemaurer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer Java/Android - in Zrich, Switzerland or Utrecht, the Netherlands (full time, no remote)


We are a startup company founded by two former Google engineers. We develop AppBrain, a leading platform for Android app discovery and app promotion. We run a worldwide app promotion network called AppBrain AppLift. We work with thousands of advertisers and developers around the world to promote and monetize their apps. ( http://www.appbrain.com/info/monetize )

We have ambitious plans for the future and are growing our teams in Zrich, Switzerland and Utrecht, the Netherlands

Please see here for more job openings in our company: http://www.apptornado.com/jobs

sidjoshi 2 days ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA (H1B transfers are ok, no remote)

Are you a foodie and a rockstar developer?Are you interested in gaining valuable domain knowledge in the Restaurants and Local food industry while solving tough technical problems at scale?

The Restaurants team in Amazon is hiring SDEs! We work on a platform that enables customers to order food from local restaurants with the convenience and selection of Amazon.

We are a close knit group of 4 SDEs, looking for new colleagues to build out new features to our Restaurant Takeout platform.

We are mostly full-stack, but are also open to devs who have specific interests.Technologies we work on: Java, Rails, DynamoDB, SQS, SWF, Postgres on RDS, PostGIS, Angular.

Please send your resumes to sidjoshi at amazon dot com.

The "formal" job descriptions are located here: http://www.amazon.jobs/team/amazon-local#jobresults

fortpoint 3 days ago 0 replies      
Linkable Networks - http://www.linkablenetworks.com - Boston, MA (office is in Fort Point Channel Neighborhood)

* Company Summary

Linkable Networks is a digital media company that bridges the gap between consumer purchases and advertising by enabling brands to link product discounts and special offers directly to consumers existing credit/debit cards via Linkable Networks gateway to financial institutions.

Off-line sales still make up over 90% of retail business in the U.S. We're using our integrations into the transaction rails of the three largest card networks to complete the chain of attribution from offer presentment to brick-and-mortar purchase.

* Technology Stack

Core Stack : { Java, Spring, Sharded mySql, Terracotta, RabbitMQ }

Mobile : { iOS, Android }

* Additional Info

We're wired into the three largest card networks: Visa, Mastercard and Amex. We have a broad range of customers from grocery giant SuperValu where we're deployed with a first of its kind card-linked SKU offer solution to FanBank where we help enable community based Loyalty programs.

We run an agile shop with 64 successful sprints under our belts. Our process has been improved over the 4 years we've been running it so that we deliver on time and without drama. Our engineers don't sit in meetings they build solutions.

We're looking for solid Java engineers to join our team and help us build out the next level of capabilties on our platform.

If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at coolgigs@linkablenetworks.com

davidshariff 2 days ago 0 replies      
Yahoo! (London, UK) - Build products that become a daily habit for millions of users and partners

Our engineers build web applications for some of the most trafficked sites in world, organizing the worlds information for millions of people every day. You will be joining a team of world-class engineers trying to solve some of the hardest problems on the web, building next-generation contextual, personal and socially relevant experiences. If you want an opportunity to make a big impact on a high volume production product, this is the place to be.

We are looking to hire both front-end and back-end engineers, from graduates through to seniors.

About EMEA Search

Use a variety of languages and technologies to make an impact

Develop software that powers experiences on smartphone, tablet, and desktop

Collaborate with and learn from designers, product managers, engineers, and executives

Create technically excellent software iteratively using Agile methods

Drive growth in audience, engagement, and revenue globally

How to apply?

If you're interested or want to learn more? Email me with a copy of your CV at dshariff@yahoo-inc.com

FreshPuzzles 2 days ago 0 replies      
Seen.co - New York City

Looking for: Full-Stack / Architects / Data Hackers

We're building a small team to tackle a large challenge - summarizing mobile stories by ranking their real-time media, and alerting users to whats noteworthy by building automatic summaries.

Our team is made up of experts in search, ranking and mobile products. Altogether we are applying 2 patents, 8 papers and 3 Google Research Awards to integrate machine learning with breaking news and social curation.

We're building a team of passionate devs and the next few hires will have a huge impact on the direction of the product. We're looking to work with folks who are curious, hard working, humble and love a good challenge.

Full list of jobs and descriptions here: https://angel.co/seen/jobs or just email us directly jobs@seen.co

tair 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ruby developer * REMOTE * Deveo * https://deveo.com

We're looking for a talented, experienced, full-time Ruby developer to help us with design, implementation and testing of core Deveo product.

Here is who we are looking for:

Youre the type of person who is passionate about creating simple and practical solutions that are efficient and pleasant to use. You're a coder, enthusiast, mentor, and tech evangelist. You are also an ambitious person with analytical skills, who is ready to take initiatives, but also listens to others. We also expect you to understand the principles of DevOps, enjoy creating developer tools, and willing to learn new technologies.

An ideal candidate will have:

* Strong Ruby programming skills

* Created Rails, Sinatra, and Ruby CLI applications

* Experience in deploying Ruby applications

* Solid knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases

* Experience building simple, well-designed APIs

* Optimized performance of Ruby applications

* Tested with Rspec, Test::Unit, Capybara

* Working knowledge of C

* Familiarity with Linux operating systems

* Worked remotely in distributed team

* Strong written and communication skills

Bonus points for:

* Experience building real-time applications and APIs

* Open source contributions

* Past startup experience

* Familiarity with Node.js


We offer possibilities for career progression in the company. You will have an opportunity to make a difference in an innovative bootstrapping tech startup. You will be able to work from anywhere and anytime, as long as you can make some of your working time overlap with business hours in the GMT+3 time zone. Read more about our working culture and hiring process at https://coderwall.com/team/deveo.

The perfect candidate has a passion for craft and a resume to back it up. Please send us links to your works, Github, Blog or any other resources you are proud of. Also, please attach a cover letter telling about yourself and why do you want to work for Deveo.

Apply for this jobhttps://deveo.workable.com/jobs/23629/candidates/new

bootstraponline 3 days ago 0 replies      
Senior QA Engineer - Automation (Python) - (Remote or Boston, MA)

About This Role

This role participates in an enterprise-wide software quality assurance function that drives SQA automation, and promotes the adoption and sharing of best practices across multiple business units that are engaged in software development. This role reports at our Boston office or remote.


The successful candidate will work with business units to create automation and promote the sharing and adoption of best practices.To accomplish this, the Engineer will engage in a variety of functions:

- Build automated tests for backend (HTTP API), and web applications.

- Develop and execute detailed test cases and automated test scripts.

- Participate in tool selection and creation of an automated test framework.

- Establish automated functional and regression testing procedures.

- Assist in defining Quality Assurance policies and process improvements.

- Mentor QA team members in automated testing and best practices.

Experience & Expertise

- Minimum three years experience as an automation engineer.

- Strong experience with Selenium, Python, py.test, python-requests, mitmproxy and other open-source tools.

- Experience testing HTTP APIs (JSON, Unix shell), and with Jenkins, Git, Docker.

- Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to set priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; and

- Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment, build peer-to-peer relationships; typically work with several departments in the organization.

Application Info

To apply, email your resume to medwards@aquent.com


United States

xiongww 3 days ago 0 replies      
== San Diego, CA | Part-time, internship, full time | UI/X designer, iOS/Android/Web developer, Full-stack engineer ==

== About Whova (http://whova.com) ==

Whova is a fast-growing mobile and big data startup backed by National Science Foundation SBIR Program, Venture Capital and seasoned angel investors from Silicon Valley. Whova mobile app brings big data analytics to help event organizers build successful events and attendees network efficiently with each other.

To deliver the best product experience to users, we are looking for talented people who enjoy fast paced development and are passionate about entrepreneurship to join our exciting venture. If you are looking for a unique career opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun, consider joining Whova!

== Current available positions at Whova ==

- UI/UX designer- Android/iOS mobile developer- Software engineer- Marketing/Sales managers/directors

== Why joining us? ==

- We are a group of passionate startup veterans, inventors, technologists, and explorers - We are well funded by leading silicon valley angel investors and VCs- We have competitive equity and salary packages available- Full health/dental/vision coverage- A chance to be an early member of a fast-growing team- We are located in the Americas Finest City: San Diego, CA

== Contact ==

More details about the positions can be found in http://whova.com/jobs/. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to send us an email: jobs@whova.com.

JimboOmega 4 days ago 0 replies      
Passare - San FranciscoSoftware EngineerThoughtful Leadership

Are you a thoughtful software engineer who enjoys working on agile, effective projects? Do you have an entrepreneurial streak coupled with a commitment to hitting your benchmarks? Do you want to work with a prolific team? If your mind set matches ours, we want to talk to you!

About Us

Passare is a funded early stage startup. We seek engineers to grow our software team on an exciting, green-field project to deliver an industry-changing B2B application, followed by a B2C social component that will affect the legacy of peoples lives. Applying Agile development practices, coupled with Ruby-on-Rails, and using the best tools available, we are quickly building a great product and a great team.

About You

Were interested in finding the right person. Its better to find someone with the right attitude and aptitude; well invest in your skills if its not a perfect match. We expect a positive attitude towards difficult challenges, whether code or schedule based. You must be self-motivated, enjoy working in a team environment, and love building something that will change things in a positive way.

Required Skills / Experience

2+ years professional experience, preferably at an early stage company Enough experience with Ruby on Rails so you can hit the ground running Experience with one or more applications in a production environment with real customers Working knowledge of agile development practices Understanding of the basics: OO software, Linux, SQL, NoSQL, and basic sysadmin skills Experience with one or more cloud computing platforms Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal A computer science degree or equivalent experienceBonus One of the followingDelivery of one or more mobile apps, for iOS or Android Knowledge of database scaling Web analytics experienceBenefits

Competitive compensation plan including equity Great location in San Franciscos financial district with easy access to BART Medical and dental benefits

This is a full time, salaried position.Contact Jonathan@passare.com

samuelbrin 4 days ago 1 reply      
Robinhood -- https://www.robinhood.com -- Palo Alto, CA (careers@robinhood.com)

Robinhood started with a simple idea: using technology, we can re-think the way financial services operate. We cut out the fat that makes other financial services costly legacy technology, hundreds of storefront locations, and paper-based accounting. And as a result, we radically reduce costs. Our team members have a diverse set of academic and industry experiences from Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Pixar, Oracle, ETrade, Bungie and Facebook.

* iOS Engineer - Were looking for an experienced iOS engineer to help build the Robinhood iOS app, for both iPhone and iPad. This is truly a next-generation trading app that takes advantage of all the newest iOS 7 and 8 features, while featuring a highly custom UI.

* Android Engineer - Were looking for an experienced Android engineer to lead development of the Robinhood Android app. You will build a highly custom user experience while staying consistent with design guidelines for the upcoming L release. An ideal candidate will have excellent product sense, extensive experience dealing with device fragmentation, and knowledge of retrofit, volley, or similar network communication libraries.

* Web Engineer - We are seeking an experienced frontend web engineer to help build the Robinhood web app, for both desktop and mobile. The product features real-time, live-updating data and context-dependent interfaces, so youll be building a very rich client-side web application.

* Backend Engineer - Robinhood is looking for an experienced backend engineer to help build our brokerage web API. This includes systems such as market data, trading, accounting, authentication, and security. An ideal candidate would have previous experience designing RESTful APIs and the backend systems that implement them.

* Senior Release Engineer - Robinhood is looking for an experienced release engineer to develop systems and processes to deploy and monitor our brokerage software. Technologies that we use include AWS, SaltStack, Python, Django, Redis, and PostgreSQL. Experience with SaltStack or comparable alternative (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc) preferred. DevOps for those Ctrl+F'ing for keywords.

Please send all inquiries/resumes to careers@robinhood.com

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

bowmanb 4 days ago 0 replies      
Backend Developer - Canopy Apps - New York, NY

Canopy helps 30 million people in the US who do not speak English to gain access to better healthcare. We are winners of awards from the National Institutes of Health and the City of New York to tackle this problem.

Join us as the 3rd developer and 7th employee in our NYC office.

Some of your first projects will include:

* building a system to open access to our large library of medical phrases translated into 15 languages

* building a system to crowdsource high quality content from our users to help grow this library

* building a system to aggregate data and facilitate data analysis

You will influence the technologies we choose to power our backend.

Work is onsite in our NYC office, with flexible work from home benefits. Compensation is based on experience, with equity in company available.

If you're interested, please email brian@canopyapps.com.

snowmaker 4 days ago 1 reply      
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 EIGHT 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 more reviews than Wikipedia, with a small mobile team)

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

* Big data and web infrastructure - we're big users of hive, impala, and hadoop

* Product manager and design (UI or UX) roles too

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

You can read more about our "Netflix for Books" service here http://wrd.cm/1dJquzz or check out our tech blog at http://coding.scribd.com

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.

conversica 3 days ago 0 replies      
Conversica - Bellingham, WA - https://conversica.com

We use artificial intelligence to help businesses efficiently find new customers and nurture existing ones. Our software turns qualitative customer feedback into quantitative data that our clients can act on. We have an international presence with clients in the Automotive, Insurance, Finance, Mortgage, and Education industries. We pay competitive salaries and 100% of salaried employees' health insurance, have 401(k) matching, and offer daily catered meals.

TEST ENGINEER - Work with product development at all stages in order to promote product quality. This includes the development of processes for review of various components, testing procedures, testing systems, automated testing, cross-platform testing, determining performance requirements and confirming requirements have been met. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/25374773

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - Responsible for enhancing and maintaining our server and network infrastructure to achieve business and technical goals. Will work closely with system architects and developers to create new services, maintain existing ones, and perform complex troubleshooting when problems arise. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/25373686

INFORMATION SECURITY ENGINEER - Maintain and enforce company-wide security policies, review and recommend strategies for implementing policies, coordinate security training and awareness, coordinate responses to actual or suspected breaches. Responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of company data. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/25373642

brandonthejames 3 days ago 0 replies      
99Gamers.com (Mountain View, CA) https://www.99gamers.com

Open positions: iOS Engineer, Full Stack PHP Developer - Full-time


Based in Mountain View, 99Gamers is changing the way we trade video games. To take 99Gamers to the next level we are looking for a developers who want to join our team.


About 99Gamers

Born off a Reddit post, 99Gamers is a trusted community marketplace for gamers to buy and sell video games. With more than 118,000 members, $1,100,000 worth of games sold and 44,000 games available to buy, 99Gamers is the easiest way for gamers to get the most value out of their video games. 99Gamers is currently taking part in 500 Startups' Batch 11. Check out our videos on YouTube.


Join a small, quickly growing startup working to push the marketplace space forward. Youll help us get there. Were looking for engineers/hackers who can learn/grow with the company on the go. Being apart of a small team, you will have ownership and responsibility for product development.

You should place a very high personal value on culture. Were looking for a mellow coder with an insane work ethic. At 99Gamers, youll make a huge impact. Youll be responsible for creating tools that will help shape our growing community.

Were looking for people who love the internet & gaming as much as we do.


We're also looking for a product designer and community manager. See more about the positions here: http://goo.gl/qC13Y0

If interested, send a resume along with a brief note about why you think youd be a good fit at 99Gamers to brandon@99gamers.com. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

kdavari 2 days ago 0 replies      
Lyft - https://www.lyft.com/jobs - San Francisco, CA With the tap of a button, passengers in need of a ride are instantly connected to nearby drivers. We currently operate in cities all across the country, and with your help, well take Lyft worldwide! If growth excites you, this is the place to be!

We're looking for:

- Software Engineers

- Android Engineers

- iOS Engineers

- DevOps Engineers

- Data Architects

- UX Researchers

- Data Analysts

- Data Engineers

- Web Developers

Stack: AWS, MongoDB, PHP, Python, Go, AngularJS Interested? kiana a/t lyft d/o/t com. Open to coffee/tea or whatever to discuss. Incredible team, top medical & dental, open vacation policy, catered lunches, snacks, dogs, equipment, Lyft credits, support Visas, etc. -----

jpwagner 2 days ago 0 replies      
Trill - Boston / Cambridge MA -- http://trill.me/

Trill helps you find local live shows (currently in its pilot city of Boston) and everything that happens on a stage (music, theater, comedy, dance, etc).

We are super early stage, seed funded, and focused on the following 3 value props: (1) provide a very complete db of live shows (2) provide value to event venues and producers by getting them access to data about their audience (3) allow for a complete integration of event discovery/one-click-buy/transportation from your phone.

We are looking for a few awesome contributors:

(1) We need a UI development expert: bootstrap3, handlebars, javascript wizardry.

(2) We need a growth hacker with a focus on inbound marketing.

(3) We are quickly growing and would love to talk to people interested in our vision with any assortment of amazing abilities (django/python-related a plus!)

Please reach out to careers@trill.me or to me personally at <my-hn-username> [at] trill [dot] me

escherize 2 days ago 0 replies      
SparX is a small engineering team focused on applying online machinelearning and predictive modeling to eCommerce (impacting a 24 billiondollar business).

Our stack is 100% Clojure, servicing 50 millionusers with a 1ms SLA. We apply engineering and data science to difficultproblems such as dynamic pricing, shipping estimations, personalizedemails, and multi-variate testing. We are always looking for talent indata-science, engineering and dev-ops. Bonus points if you can bridge 2of these together. We love people with strong fundamentals who candive deep.

We're a small team, so you will have an opportunity for a high-impactrole, targeting over 50 million users. But our best perk is ourcolleagues: a diverse and extremely talented team of seasonedengineers and data-scientists.

We are located in San Mateo, walking distance from the Cal-Trainstation.

Come visit or apply online at http://staples-sparx.com.

johnnyg 4 days ago 0 replies      
Houston, TX - Senior Code Base Quality Developer - Full Time

CPAP.com sells CPAP equipment for the treatment of Sleep Apnea. We help people breathe.

We are a LAMP stack shop rolling out and integrating git and jenkins to our code base and work flows.

We are more broadly wish to have dedicated positions focused on code base refactor, re-organization and cleanliness in the pursuit of coder happiness.

If you have done this before in another organization and can help us avoid common pitfalls and false starts, we would like to speak to you.

About Us: http://www.cpap.com/cpap-web-employees.php

About Me: http://www.cpap.com/about/johnnygoodman

To talk further and fizzbuzz johnny .dot goodman @at cpap dot. com

Synergyse 4 days ago 0 replies      
Synergyse // Fullstack Software Engineer // Toronto, Canada // Local or Remote // Fulltime // http://synergyse.com


Synergyse creates highly interactive and measurable training. We started by teaching everyone how to use Google Apps proficiently and it worked really well. We are working on hard problems in big data, HTML5, media delivery and real time technology. Our backend technology and web runs on the Google App Engine. Our frontend uses the Chrome Extension, jQuery, Google Closure. We use some of the latest technologies across the board!

Synergyse is based in Toronto and we managed to be profitable within a couple of months of starting it. Our clients tend to be in the enterprise and education world, but our technology is consumer facing and fun. Its the best of both worlds. We are seeking a highly talented Software Engineer who's able to take on and deliver important parts of the software to users.

Why you should join us

Ability to define product and engineering as one of our first hires

Work with a highly motivated and talented founding teamBe a part of a business that has a good business model, good revenue stream, and makes flagship technology

Flexible and casual work environment with opportunity to work remotely

Competitive compensation ($100k-$200k), equity (0.5%-1.5%) and full benefits

What were looking for

Software Engineer with a full-stack experience

Experience with cloud technologies (GAE, AWS, or Azure)

Experience with Javascript (experience with Chrome Extensions is a plus)

Ability to solve difficult technical problems

Ability to lead and run projects

Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or 4+ years of professional engineering experience


alexthornton 4 days ago 0 replies      
Senior Front End Software EngineerLocus Energy (locusenergy.com): San Francisco, CA

Locus Energy builds software to help manage and optimize solar PV systems.

About you: You love building slick user-facing apps. Youre passionate about sustainable energy and want to play a part of pushing our society in that direction.Nothing would excite you more than wedding your engineering prowess with your dreams of clean, green energy. The screen is your easel as you paint delightful UX and data visualizations using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.Youre fluent in RESTful APIs and JSON. You write a failing test before fixing a bug. You are thoughtful, curious and ask questions when you dont understand. You take ownership of your responsibilities and see them through to the entire developmentlifecyclefrom design to maintenance.

About us: Werededicated to the proliferation of sustainable energy solutions. To that end, webuild software to monitor, analyze and manage the performance of tens of thousands of solar power systems. Were a mature startup with a close-knit team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Our organization is mature enough to offer some structure while still leaving plenty of opportunities to make your mark. Were not perfect but constantly improving. We value folks who offer a new perspective and play nicely with others.

Job Responsibilities:- Design and build dynamic end-user interfaces (including data visualization), using Javascript, CSS & HTML- Be a key part of the software development process, designing scalable front end systems, and working together with an existing development team- Provide input on emerging software technologies that the company could incorporate into the overall plan

Skills & Requirements:- Expertise in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and general web technologies- Expert in Angular.js. Knowledge of other JavaScript frameworks is a plus.- Experience with RESTful APIs- Knowledge of current W3C standards- Having a github or bitbucket for review- Nice to have:-- Experience working with server-side technologies (e.g., Spring MVC, Django)-- JavaScript unit testing experience-- Knowledge of JavaScript engine internals and/or performance tuning-- Experience with SASS or LESSUI/UX design and experience

Contact hr_tech@locusenergy.com to apply.

jennifer_scroll 4 days ago 0 replies      
Head of Technology - F/T | Scroll Media, Inc. | Mumbai, India -----------------------------------------

Help power the next generation of publishing by joining Scroll Media, a venture-backed digital media company focused on the intersection of editorial and technology. Our first offering is a digitally-native news publication, http://scroll.in/, which brings readers top political and cultural news in an elegant, responsive newsfeed.

Next up in the pipeline are a series of products that use robust algos and stunning design to efficiently create publications on niche topics like entrepreneurship, healthcare, design, and more! You can learn more about our core tech here (http://blog.scroll.in/tech/) and our machine learning projects here (http://blog.scroll.in/scroll-machine/).

What we're looking for The Head of Technology will lead the planning, engineering, and execution of Scrolls product development plan. S/he will drive the conceptualization and day-to-day management of simultaneous products, analytics, and a small (but growing) team of engineers. S/he is responsible for delivering finished products that meet design and development timelines, performance, quality and cost specifications.

Ideal candidate should demonstrate the following: The ability to contribute to, drive, and deliver on the companys product roadmap Fluency in Python, JavaScript; AngularJS a major plus Capacity to dissect long-term plans into manageable tasks, and delegating those tasks based on skill matching Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of engineers 5+ years of experience building, directing, and motivating teams of engineers A bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, or related field

Who we areWe are a tiny team of enthusiastic newshounds, culturists, and tech aficionados. Our team consists of a serial entrepreneur, a book author, alums from MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, ex-editors from reputed Indian newspapers and people with great experience building multiple startups.

marybheine 2 days ago 0 replies      
URX (www.urx.com) San Francisco, CA

URX is the deeplink search engine for developers.

We're looking for...

- Senior Software Engineers to take URXs architecture to the next level by working on projects that touch all components in URXs technology stack.(https://boards.greenhouse.io/urx/jobs/13706)

- Senior Search Engineers to help us redefine the mobile and application linking landscape (https://boards.greenhouse.io/urx/jobs/27324#.VFfK4IvF9Nt)

- Developer Relations Specialists to build our developer community and drive adoption of the URX platform (https://boards.greenhouse.io/urx/jobs/27323#.VFfLCYvF9Nt)

sqs 4 days ago 0 replies      
Sourcegraph - San Francisco (SoMa, 2nd & Howard) - Full-time

Sourcegraph is building a collaboration app for programmers and dev teams, with intelligent code search, review, and analysis at its core. Google, Facebook, and Microsoft devs already rely on internal tools similar to Sourcegraph, and were bringing them to every other company and programmer in the world. Thousands of developers each week use Sourcegraph for code search, review, and usage examples at http://sourcegraph.com.

Just like GitHub, Sourcegraph is always free for open source. But were starting to work with a hundreds-long waiting list of customers who have signed up to use Sourcegraph on their internal company codebases (which is how well make money).

Were looking for outstanding generalist engineers who will help build all parts of Sourcegraph: the distributed build workers (Go+Docker), the web app and API (Go+React+PostgreSQL), the git/hg data store (https://sourcegraph.com/github.com/sourcegraph/vcsstore), and our source code analysis engine (open source for Java/Go/Python/Ruby/JavaScript at https://srclib.org/).

Youll join our team of 4 (ex-Stanford/Google/Palantir/top creative agency/Hacker School) at our spacious, sunny office in SoMa (SF) and work in a culture that values respect, our users, high-quality products, clean code, good tests, frequent deploys, and open-source code. Were well funded, have a mandatory vacation policy, cater all meals, offer generous comp with equity, and provide lots of other great benefits.

We think that someday, virtually all developers and teams will be using Sourcegraph for code search and review. Try it out at https://sourcegraph.com, and join us to make it happen: hi@sourcegraph.com (more info at http://themuse.com/companies/sourcegraph).

- Quinn (co-founder, sqs@sourcegraph.com)

BGCivis 4 days ago 0 replies      
Chicago, IL - Full-Time and Intern - Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics: Building a Data-Driven World.

We create technologies that empower organizations to unlock the truth hiding in their own datatransforming them into smart organizations that are ready to thrive.

While our history is rooted in political campaign targeting, were now partnering with intelligent organizations in healthcare, media, education, and a range of other domains. Were also building cloud-based products to do data science better.

We are a community of engineers, data scientists, and statisticians, and are looking to add to our growing team. We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?

We are hiring for a number of positions, including:

DevOps Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/civisanalytics/37da1808-395e-4071-a890...

Front End Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/civisanalytics/1df0a4c2-a481-413d-9388...

Software Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/civisanalytics/75984a40-d4e2-4873-b4c8...

Vice President of Product: https://jobs.lever.co/civisanalytics/169dd5ae-c3db-4ed5-91bc...

Software Engineer Internship: https://jobs.lever.co/civisanalytics/3f32fc1f-647e-435b-b06d...

View all of our open positions at: https://civisanalytics.com/careers


martinshen 4 days ago 0 replies      
UpOut - SoMA, San Francisco - Full Time Python and PHP

Would love to chat and see if there's a good fit. Email at Martin@UpOut.com or call my cell at 415 404 5650 (don't call me after 8pm PST please).

UpOut helps people get out more. Our main monetization is Insiders ("Netflix for Events"). For just $20/month our thousands of customers get unlimited pairs of tickets to try new things each month like unique musicals, breakthrough concerts, cooking classes, sake tastings and if they don't like any of the options, they can choose movie tickets instead.

We have double digit month over month growth, real revenue and have very recently brought on some of the valley's top VCs. We're hiring engineer #3 and #4 to help us scale up services and get started on some big data projects.

Our service is built on PHP, MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Python, Elasticsearch, Java, Memcached and Go. Were hosted on AWS (EC2, RDS etc.) and use Github.

== Python Engineer ==


4+ years software development experience developing server-side applications.

Professional experience with Python of at least 2 years (If you dont have experience with Python, please be willing to learn them and have professional experience of at least 1 year with either Java, C or C++)

Knowledge of SQL, and experience working with and writing high performance code optimized for transactional SQL databases.

== PHP Engineer ==


3 years software development experience developing server-side applications.

Extensive knowledge of SQL, and experience working with and writing high performance code optimized for transactional SQL databases.

Professional experience with PHP of at least 2 years


Let me know if you have any questions: Martin@UpOut.com or 415 404 5650

ILIKEPONIES 4 days ago 0 replies      
underdog.io Soho, NYC https://www.underdog.io

Were (https://www.underdog.io) looking to make our first hire, a Lead Software Engineer, in New York City.

Today, we're is a curated two-sided marketplace for talent. We help growing startups hire amazing people across all verticals at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruiting firms. We started underdog.io because we experienced the pain of hiring first-hand, having worked at top-notch startups in NYC.

We're currently live in NYC, but we've had serious requests to open in 10 other cities. While the plan is to scale the recruiting piece quickly, the bigger vision is not as focused on recruiting. We're moving towards building a defensible network between companies.

In the interest of full transparency, it's a big job with lots of positives and negatives.

The Good:

Traction (https://medium.com/@joshuagoldstein/our-first-four-months-bu...) after a few months.

Proven business model - we're making significant money every month. In fact, we're making enough to pay market rate, and we haven't raised money yet.

Chance to get common stock in a bootstrapped startup = big upside.

Full technical autonomy. We've built our internal CMS and tools with Python/Flask, PostgreSQL, Elastic Search, S3, etc. but you're in charge of choosing the technologies going forward.

Work out of Founder Collective's space in SoHo.

Work with great freelance designers and advisors.

The Bad:

Less structure and certainty than a funded startup.

Only full-time developer until we build an engineering team.

Email chris@underdog.io to apply.

Sorry, we can't sponsor visa candidates.

Keywords: New York, NYC, Developer, Dev, Python, Flask, PostgreSQL, Elastic Search, S3, https://www.underdog.io/

brendan_gill 4 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 sensor network is for wireless signal [1] 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. We also recently raised our $4million series A [4] from Qualcomm Ventures, O'Reilly Alphatech Ventures & Passion Capital so are growing fast.

More info: http://opensignal.com/jobs/ Email us: join@opensignal.com

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

[2] WeatherSignal App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opensignal...

[3] Battery Temperature/Weather correlation: http://opensignal.com/reports/battery-temperature-weather/

[4] OpenSignal Series A: http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/05/opensignal-series-a/

bbeck 4 days ago 0 replies      
Main Street Hub // Austin, TX // email: brandon.beck@mainstreethub.com

We are looking for a few awesome software engineers to join our small but growing R&D team in downtown Austin. Within engineering we are a passionate group of people who are extremely interested in building the software that helps our customers around the country thrive in their local communities. Were a really small team (currently 8 people) so youll have plenty of say around how we develop software going forward.

We are currently in the process of modernizing our software platform to be more modular and truly data driven. Our goal is to use data to make sure that we provide the right content to the right consumer at the right time. Were building our internal API using REST based services implemented in Java, and while our front end is currently implemented in PHP, that may change in the future.

Some of the technologies that were using: Dropwizard, Swagger, Flyway, CodeIgniter, Phake, Guzzle.All new engineers get company provided downtown parking, flexible work hours, 100% of their health insurance premiums paid for by the company, the ability to build their own work computer, and access to our kitchen with plenty of drinks and snacks.

Sorry, were looking for individuals only. No recruiters or agencies please. In addition were looking for full-time employees who are already in Austin, TX or willing to relocate.

About Us:

Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub is the CRM for Local. We offer an integrated social, web, and email marketing solution designed to help merchants get more customers and keep them coming back by spreading word of mouth, extending their customer service, managing their online reputation, and leveraging the Main Street Hubs merchant network.

Main Street Hub was recently named #73 on the Inc. 500 list (http://www.inc.com/profile/main-street-hub) of Americas fastest growing companies and the 2nd fastest growing company in Austin.

Please see our website (http://www.mainstreethub.com) for more information.

geori 4 days ago 0 replies      

We're a small agile team that gives our engineers a ton of freedom and responsibility in developing apps, which include a messaging product and a social intelligence product. We are very open about communication and even the most junior engineer has a voice. EdgeTheory is an Angular.js shop and our backend runs in Ruby (Sinatra).

[Front End Engineer]

Skills we're looking for

* JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, Ember, Backbone)

* CSS compiler knowledge (Sass, LESS)

* Responsive Design (Twitter Bootstrap, Bourbon Neat, etc)

* Experience with a version control system

Bonus Points

* Strong design sense and excellent taste

* Rails - know your templates (ERB, HAML, etc)

* Visualization Experience (d3.js, etc)

Interested? Send us an email at jobs@edgetheory.com

jjnvdm 2 days ago 0 replies      
Amazon EC2 In Cape Town is Hiring!


Did you know that Amazon EC2 was created in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa?

Did you know that the Cape Town Development Center owns and develops several of the core EC2 software services?

Are you passionate about software development and building systems that are changing the global computing landscape?

Then you should know that we are hiring. We have many positions available, including software engineers, technical managers and systems engineers. You can browse the available positions and their descriptions at the Cape Town Development Center website: http://www.adccpt.com/

I am a technical manager for the EC2 Instance Control Plane group. We build highly available and durable distributed systems that have to scale like crazy. You are welcome to contact me directly at jacovdm at amazon.com, or apply via the website. If you apply via the website and you want your CV routed to me, please indicate that with your application.

Regards, Jaco van der Merwe, Software Development Manager, Amazon EC2

kiyoto 4 days ago 0 replies      
Treasure Data - Mountain View, CA http://www.treasuredata.com/careers

We are looking for two positions:

1. LOCAL Product manager.

2. REMOTE/LOCAL Open source engineer: I lead the open source team at Treasure Data where we primarily work on Fluentd (www.fluentd.org). In particular, we are looking for someone who knows systems programming/middleware well. Familiarity with Go or Ruby a plus.

Email me at kiyoto@treasure-data.com. For the product manager role, please send me 1) your resume 2) a paragraph describing why a company needs a product manager.

For the open source engineer role, please send me your GitHub handle.

antoviaque 3 days ago 0 replies      
Open edX -- REMOTE (Worldwide), OpenCraft

Consultancy specialized on the edX project, and hiring to handle increasing demand. edX is a free software project, used by various universities and companies to run online courses. See edx.org, class.stanford.edu, france-universite-numerique-mooc.fr for examples of edX instances.

It's a large Python/Django codebase, with good code standards and architecture (a lot of the edX engineers come from MIT). You would work on different clients contracts using the platform. The clients list/references include Harvard, edX themselves, the French government, and various startups & universities currently running their own instances, or looking to create one. Tasks are varied, from developing custom features for specific courses (XBlocks), customizing instances, developing generic platform features, deploying instances, working on both client/server sides, etc.

A large part of your work would be published as free software (edX is released under the AGPL license, which requires clients to release modifications under the same license), and you would also contribute to the free software project, pushing some of your developments upstream through pull requests, contributing features, documentation or help on mailing-lists.

You would be able to work remotely from where you want, as long as you have a good internet connexion. : )

Stack: Python/Django, Ansible, AWS, Debian/Ubuntu, JS, HTML/CSS, MySQL, MongoDB

Applying: Email jobs@opencraft.com with: your github account, a short explanation of why the role interests you (no formal cover letter, please :) ) and a list of links to free software contributions you have made.

JJMalina 4 days ago 0 replies      
ChatID (New York, NY) http://chatid.com

We're building a quickly growing platform for brands and consumers to directly communicate via chat across any website and on any device.

Our current openings:

* Frontend Engineer - we're building real-time communication interfaces for mobile and desktop web using Backbone.js, XMPP, and BOSH

* Client Services Engineer - work with frontend and client services to help technically support new and existing clients

* Data Engineer - help us build a data pipeline and analytics service to give our clients insights into chat and consumer behavior on retailers. (this one isn't listed yet but if you're familiar w/ Python and skilled in SQL, and NoSQL, please reach out to us)

* You can see all of our open positions at https://chatid.gethired.com/

About the company:

- We're 15 people mostly based in NYC, but also SF and Austin

- NYC office is in Flatiron between Union Square and Madison Square

- Newegg.com recently awarded us a 2014 Eggie award for "Best Marketing Platform"

- We like contributing to open source https://github.com/chatid

Technologies we use:

- Lua and Prosody [https://prosody.im/] an open source XMPP server started by two of our cofounders, one of which is a member of the XMPP council

- CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Require.js, Angular.js, D3, SASS/LESS

- Python, Flask, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, RabbitMQ

- Chef for infrastructure automation, but we're working on switching over to using Ansible and Docker

Sound interesting? Send us an email at careers@chatid.com and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions: jeremiah@chatid.com

frb 2 days ago 0 replies      
Cringle, Berlin, Germany - https://cringle.net

We are a team of seven people and about to launch our peer-to-peer payment app in the coming days. We are looking for:

Backend Developer with experience in Ruby on Rails and/or Scala and Java: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y5ipqffykt3n17l/AAB3dh7e8dRPFGA-L...

Student Developer as a Generalist for 20 hrs/week: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y5ipqffykt3n17l/AABdejygCdWPm2cZY...

If you have questions or want to apply, contact me (frane@cringle.net) or my co-founder Malte (malte@cringle.net).

meritt 4 days ago 0 replies      
Savvr - Portland, OR - Full-Time

Savvr provides large-scale data collection, analysis, and research for institutional investors. We're self-funded and profitable. We're looking to add more engineers to our team. We do a wide variety of things so a generalist is more likely to succeed than a specialist. Rather than list specific requirements, I'll just list the areas of experience and technologies we currently utilize on a daily basis.

* PHP - 5.5, modern code-base, back-end development, daemon processes, distributed workers

* MySQL - Medium-to-advanced SQL techniques, proper normalization, tuning configuration for efficiency. We work with PostgreSQL as well.

* Data-warehousing Understanding large datastores, star-schemas, fact-dimensions, pros/cons of a RDBMS versus a document-storage engine, Hadoop, columnar databases, etc -- all good things to know.

* Redis - Acts as a job broker & message queue for our platform

* AWS - We utilize a number of AWS services (ec2, route 53, s3, rds, vpc, etc)

* Web/Mobile - We really dig into how the web and APIs (soap, xml, rest, json, etc) operate on a technical level. Mobile data is just as important. Understanding the role and specifics around things like: http, ssl/tls, iphone, android, mitm, reverse-engineering are all important.

* Excel - The investment world loves Microsoft Excel and having a very solid understanding of XLSX, auto-generation of spreadsheets, dynamic data-source integrations is important.

* Automation/testing We run a 24x7 platform and need to be confident things are running smoothly at all times.

I understand this is quite a laundry-list of technical skills, and so if you feel you're strong in a few or more of these areas, we'd love to talk to you. We provide a competitive salary and benefits. We're a small company and starting our physical footprint here in Portland (we've been 100% remote for the past three years) so we can collaborate better.


salar 3 days ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. No remote work must be willing to work at our Amsterdam office.

Silk [1] is looking for a Haskell, TypeScript and Javascript Engineers: https://jobs.silk.co/

We're building a product that makes it easy for people to publish data online, in a way that makes their data easy to query, visualize and share.

On a deeper level, by creating a platform for users that has native support for structured data, we're bringing the semantic web (i.e. machine readable data) to the masses.

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.

oms1005 4 days ago 0 replies      
Watsi (YC W13, San Francisco, https://watsi.org) is a non-profit that enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. Were a team of developers, designers, doctors, and marketers who believe that everyone, everywhere deserves access to healthcare. We move fast, take risks, and come to work every day excited about building an organization that matters more than we do.

The engineering team is small, but with big responsibilities, as were building a platform that connects donors directly with patients around the world. Were all full-stack engineers who believe in end-to-end ownership of products, as we manage anything from rows in databases to pixels on the screen. We believe in testing everything from code to design and aspire to create the best experience for all of Watsis users. Our stack is Rails, Backbone.js, SCSS, Postgres, Redis, Sidekiq, Heroku, RSpec, and Jasmine.

About the job

This is an internship for summer 2015You will be working in fast-paced environment building the future of healthcareWere a small group, so youll be interacting with everyone, not just engineersThis is an opportunity to work on interesting challenges and solve problems pertaining to tons of medical data

About you

+ Youre a product-focused generalist who wants to use your skills to bring healthcare to the world+ Youre able to work on a small team and own projects throughout the summer+ You take feedback well and put the product and the users first+ You provide good feedback on ongoing projects+ You can work on developing beautiful applications

Requirements+ Experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Javascript, relational databases, and front-end tools such as templating languages and SCSS+ Be located, or willing to move to the Bay Area during summer 2015

If interested, please send whatever you have (resume, linkedin, github, website, etc.) to:


Thanks!-Oscar (oscar@watsi.org)

EmilLondon 4 days ago 0 replies      
CITYMAPPER (LONDON, UK). https://citymapper.com Full time software engineers in London. OK to relocate exceptional candidates.Recent HN post! (help us solve the problems mentioned) Citymapper is what happens when you understand user experiencehttps://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8238260We're building one of the most important apps on mobile, an urban transport app built on the back of open data, to help navigate and use cities. We're a VC-backed startup (Balderton, Index, Greylock, Connect) based in London with a team with backgrounds from Google, academia and startups.We're looking for great people first and foremost, but especially the following roles:- Routing. We're reinventing getting from A to B in the world of mobile, multi modal and real-time data.- Infrastructure engineer. Be responsible for our platform in the cloud, shape the tool chain, and ensure that the moving parts of our system can communicate, so that we can expand to all the cities in the world.- Android and iOS developers. We're reimagining mobile interfaces and developing all the features that we dream about. You care about the "little big details" and know the grotty implementation details required to make things work across a range of devices and future platforms.- Data pipeline/data science/analytics. We're building an omnivorous transport data processor that fuses together loads of data sources, and a psychic city brain.- Software engineers. We're looking for great engineers to solve a range of other big problems, including search, data analysis, natural language processing. We use a lot of Python, and some C and Java.If interested, please contact me at emil@citymapper.com or apply at https://citymapper.com/jobs.
fheisler 4 days ago 0 replies      
TrackMaven | Software Engineer | Washington, DC (will help with relocation)


See our engineering blog at http://engineroom.trackmaven.com

TrackMaven is dedicated to making the lives of marketers easier, more productive, and more effective. Your work will have a huge impact on a product helping shape the marketing efforts of major brands.

As a Software Maven, you will:

- Participate in the full development process (daily engineering stand-up, product planning, story estimation, code review)

- Learn and quickly integrate new technologies on the fly

- Collaborate with the rest of the product team to explore new features and concepts

- Assist the customer success team to ensure a good customer experience on our platform

- Promote best practices in software engineering

- Take ownership of your contributions and be able to manage your time efficiently

- Always be seeking out new ways to improve our product

- Work on new and interesting problems every day

To hit the ground running, youll need:

- A solid knowledge of Python and Django

- Significant experience with JavaScript (we use CoffeeScript)

- Experience working in teams with source control (GitHub)

- The ability to stay focused on the big picture while tackling complex problems

- A silly and fun personality

It would be great if you also have:

- A working knowledge of AngularJS (very strong plus!)

- Experience with hosting full web apps (we use AWS, Linode, etc.)

- Experience with Agile software development

- A background in basic data science concepts

- Experience scaling web applications

- Portfolio demonstrating relevant past projects

- Active in the open-source community

To apply: http://trackmaven.com/careers

arach 4 days ago 0 replies      
Primary Kids (primary.com) - New York, NY

Hi, were Primary, a prelaunch vertically integrated ecommerce company that will change how parents shop for their childrens clothes. We are looking for a talented and experienced engineer to join our founding engineering team. Our founders were key executives at Quidsi, the ecommerce company behind Diapers.com that was acquired by Amazon for $545M. Our Creative Director has launched several successful online brands and I was most recently CTO at Lot18 where I lead the engineering team behind Lot18.com and later launched TastingRoom.com, the first technology enabled personalized wine club. TastingRoom went from 0-10M$/yr in less than a year and was built from scratch using Flask.

At Primary, we're building our website using Spree's Ruby On Rails ecommerce framework. I'm loving the framework so far and our stack is going to be really fun to work with. As we grow, I'd like us to be polyglot but for now this is awesome. We're not just building another ecommerce website with better design, we're going to rethink every aspect of how a company in our space operates and think smart, simple with technology at the heart of everything we do.

I'd love to hire someone who loves working on frontend technology but would obviously also be happy with a more fullstack engineer. I don't believe in putting people in a box (frontend/backend/etc). Right now, I am mostly focused on hiring someone awesome who can be a good foundation for the kind of team I want to build. You would be on the founding engineering team and work closely with a really smart and friendly team. We are going to build something big here.

Some of the things I love about this company are that we value design, we're scrappy even though we raised a significant seed round from top seed level investors and we have well defined values as a team.

Say hi - I'm the CTO email me at arach@primary.com

diego 4 days ago 0 replies      
Factual - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai

Factual is currently hiring engineers and data lovers of all levels in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Shanghai.

Factuals location platform enriches mobile location signals with definitive global data, enabling personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences. Built from billions of inputs, the data is constantly updated by Factuals real-time data stack. We were named one of "50 Disruptive Companies in 2013" by MIT Technology Review. We have a terrific team that is still fairly small and an incredible CEO who was previously the co-founder of Applied Semantics (which was bought by Google and became AdSense). Factual has venture funding from Andreessen-Horowitz and our partners/customers include Facebook, Yelp, Trulia, and Newsweek.

There are many challenging problems to work on at all layers of the stack: data cleaning and canonicalization, storage, deduping, serving, APIs, improving data using machine learning, etc. A great example is one of our most recent products, Geopulse Audience, which stands at the intersection of high quality places data and large scale analysis of user geo-data: http://www.factual.com/products/geopulse-audience . If you love data, Factual is the place to be. Our main criteria are that you're smart and get things done, but you'll get bonus points for experience with Clojure (http://www.factual.com/jobs/clojure), machine learning, NLP, algorithm design, or Hadoop.

If interested, email me (my username here at factual.com).

Here's a typical job description from Jobvite:


jontonsoup 4 days ago 0 replies      
Skilledup Academy (New York)- Senior Ruby Developer


Were looking for a Senior Ruby Developer to help us build a mentored online education platform to get people their first job in a new career. You are a coder, a system designer, and a mentor. More than that, the Senior Ruby Developer is a crucial, respected contributor to a startup team that is playing to win. Our code is pristine. We are nice.

We are looking for 2+ years of professional rails experience. Our website is at academy.skilledup.com.

Our Beliefs:

Education changes the world: We're an education company at heart. We care about the growth of our learners and our employees. We have investment days on Fridays to research the competition, learn new skills, and do things that get us closer to our vision.

Sustainable Code: We practice BDD. Our code is pristine and we're proud of the work we produce. We have over 95% test coverage, but we focus on writing the right kinds of tests.

Lean: We don't build things we don't need. We iterate quickly on what we learn.

Cross-Functional Teams: Our team is composed of generalists. There is no "wall" to throw things over. We arent fans of the "assembly line" model of development.

Flat Organization: We believe good ideas come from anyone in the crowd. In that sense, we are a flat organization.

Design First: We really care about UX and design, and bring 3 to 5 users in every week for user testing so that we stay close to our users. We first design wide, then design deep.

Tools include: Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Heroku, RSpec, Factory Girl, CoffeeScript, Konacha & Mocha, Trello, GitHub, git rebase -i, CodeClimate, Gemnasium, and CircleCI.

iis_zephyr 4 days ago 0 replies      
South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV)

Informa Investment Solutions, Inc. is seeking a senior 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, along with state of the art technologies Canvas, SVG, RequireJS, Backbone, Marionette, and LESS to build cross-browser interfaces and advanced data visualizations. 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.

To get a feel for one of our software products, please visit zephyrondemand.com and click Try Zephyr Analytics.

Please note: this is a full-time position in our Zephyr Cove office. Remote work will be considered based on experience, but total travel time to the Zephyr office can be no longer than 3 hours. If you're interested, please email matt.motherway -at- informais.com (and put Hacker News in the subject). Thank you.

Bahamut 4 days ago 0 replies      
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Hey, I'm a senior frontend engineer at Jiff, a health & wellness company focused on improving the well-being of people. We are located in downtown Palo Alto, less than 5 blocks away from the Palo Alto Caltrain station.

We sport benefits including unlimited vacation, paid trips to conferences, catered lunches on Fridays and oodles of snacks & drinks & coffee, periodic team lunches, 15" Macbook Pro Retina w/ 27" Apple Cinema display (or gear of your choice), and noise canceling headphones (or headphones of your choice)

We are looking for a senior UI/UX engineer to work with our world class frontend engineers, including three contributors to Angular.js & various other open source libraries, with an eye for the future. We are willing to relocate the right candidate.

In particular, we are looking for primarily someone stellar at styling with CSS quickly & well, and excellent working with teams and across teams.

Not necessary but bonus points for JavaScript expertise, Angular, d3.js and/or CSS3 animation/tranformation experience

To give an idea of our frontend stack, we are currently using:

  - LESS, d3.js, lodash  - Angular.js, Ionic  - Node.js, Grunt, Cordova, Karma/Protractor (testing)
We have an eye for potentially moving to these technologies in the near future (or soon):

  - ES6 (soon)  - Sails.js & PostGreSQL  - Angular 2.0/Web Components (via Polymer)/React
If you are interested, you can apply via http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/jiff/senior-web-developer/cG_h... or email me at wesley [at] jiff.com .

Please no recruiter or other non-candidate emails.

sparkman55 4 days ago 0 replies      
Rinse - www.rinse.com - Design District, San Francisco, CA

Rinse is a technology-enabled dry cleaning and laundry delivery service. We've been growing our service at an exponential rate for the past year, and our customers love us! We have a number of open positions, and have hired a significant portion of our team via Hacker News.

Rinse is hiring a Software Engineer to develop our functionality across the stack. We have hybrid mobile apps for both Android and iOS for our customers AND our drivers. We also have sophisticated web-based tools for our customer service team, internal operations staff, and vendors. Laundry is a surprisingly-complex logistical process, and so our customer-facing software is just the tip of the iceberg. We're solving problems like the Traveling Salesman and image classification, too. Our tech stack is approximately HTML5 / Backbone.js / Django / Python / Postgres / Heroku / Ubuntu, but we're a tiny tech team, so any newcomer will be able to shape architecture.

We're also hiring for a "Special Operations Associate" which is someone who may not have unique technical ability, but who has great aptitude and a willingness to work hard to improve our business. Analytical capability and attention to detail are important skills for this person. Bonus points for someone with an Industrial Engineering or Process Engineering background. This position is great for an ambitious hustler looking to join a "rocket ship" startup. Obviously, this position presents a significant growth opportunity.

Any applicant who we interview will receive $25 in free Rinse credit! If you live in San Francisco, give us a try!

Interested? I'd be happy to answer any questions at sam@rinse.com.

jakestein 4 days ago 0 replies      
RJMetrics - Philadelphia, PA http://rjmetrics.com/jobs

We're hiring for software engineers, devops, analysts, designers, business development, sales, and account management.Some more about us:

At RJMetrics, we inspire and empower data-driven people with powerful hosted software. Hundreds of high-growth e-commerce and software as a service businesses use our analytics platform to collaborate and make smarter decisions using data.RJMetrics is backed by some of the most successful technology investors in New York and Silicon Valley, but we are Philly born and raised. We are located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia in convenient proximity to all major rail lines.

We are a growing team tackling big problems:- We want to transform large datasets more efficiently- We want to push the envelope of possibility for in-browser data visualizations- We want to make complex data questions easy for anyone to understand- While we currently work with tools like PHP, Clojure, AngularJS, MySQL and Hadoop, we are looking for candidates who can identify the best tools for a given job and quickly adapt. Prior experience with these technologies is not a requirement.

The life and responsibilities of an RJMetrics developer include:- Source control using git- Continuous integration and deployment via our one-click build-and-deploy system- Milestone and issue tracking with github and Trello- A commitment to preventing tech debt and tackling the root causes of issues- Comfortable working conditions and access to the best tools money can buy

drpancake 4 days ago 0 replies      
CTO, Tradewave https://tradewave.net London

We're building an algorithmic trading platform for cryptocurrencies. You write your trading strategy in Python, backtest it against our historical data, then run it live on any of the major exchanges. All in the browser.

Come and experience what it's like to be in on the ground floor at a promising tech startup. We're only a few months old, backed up some of the best investors in the crypto space, and already generating revenue.

More information: https://tradewave.net/jobs/

edziubudzik 1 day ago 0 replies      
Krakw, Poland

Ruby on Rails/Ember.js developer

We're looking for an eager to learn developer who is already quite fluent in Rails or JavaScript but wants to become familiar with the most modern technologies like Ember.js.

Candidates able to work onsite (office in center of Krakw) are preferred. Details here: http://nibynic.com/jobs.html. Contact us at praca@nibynic.com.

pandamcbonesaw 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ayasdi - Menlo Park, CA - Fulltime, Frontend Engineer / UI Developer

-- the pitch --

Ayasdi uses a pioneering approach to automatically discover insights from complex data. Founded in 2008 after a decade of research at Stanford, DARPA, and NSF, Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis (TDA) to unify best-of-breed machine learning approaches into a common framework without the need to write algorithms, queries or models. Were building a platform to solve some of the worlds most complex data problems, are well funded by top-tier VCs and have a passionate team with a great culture.

-- position info --

As a frontend engineer at Ayasdi you will develop data analysis and visualization apps on top of TDA. You will work to solve challenging UI/UX problems related to analyzing and visualizing massive datasets. Our stack is simple and sweet: Node, Backbone, D3 & Zepto. For more info, we hosted a d3.js meetup a few months ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDvgMRNG1Yg

-- requirements --

Familiarity with client/server apps and MVC design patterns

Proficiency with HTML/CSS/Javascript, D3, and/or Backbone

Familiarity with machine learning, statistics, or data visualization is a big plus

BA/BS degree in CS or EE; MS/PhD a plus

-- contact --

I'm on the frontend engineering team, but we are also hiring compute and backend engineers.

Feel free to send me an email if you want to know more: danny@ayasdi.com

Or head over to our careers page: http://www.ayasdi.com/company/careers/

blo 4 days ago 0 replies      
Vurb - San Francisco, CA - http://vurb.com

We won TC Disrupt NYC and have raised over $10M with a small team - http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/07/the-rebundling

Vurb is evolving search and sharing on web and mobile. Rather than windows/tabs or jumping from app to app, we're a platform bringing services together and delivering a cohesive experience in one place - an app you'll use every day.

Investors include Max Levchin, Drew Houston (Dropbox), Naval Ravikant (AngelList), CrunchFund, Redpoint Ventures, and many others.

Why me? Apply if you want to join a small team that is rapidly growing, take on significant responsibility and ship rapidly. This is a hard problem with the potential to improve how we do things on the Internet. We're based in downtown SF and are moving to a shiny new office soon!

Full-time opportunities (interview on-site, H1B transfers OK)

* Full-stack Engineer - generalist opportunities across the stack: backend, frontend, APIs, devops. We use a lot of JavaScript / node.js

* Sr. Mobile Engineer - iOS / Android engineers (2 years+ experience)

* Search / Data Scientist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, ML, graphs, data crawling/processing, entity de-duplication. Search experience strongly desired. CS degree required.

* Product Designer - we love reviewing portfolios / Dribbble

* Marketing and Growth Lead - experience marketing consumer products? let's talk

jobs@vurb.com | angel.co/vurb

waseems 4 days ago 0 replies      
Fast growing startup looking for Ruby-on-Rails engineer (for our Rotterdam/Netherlands office)------

Fileboard is a fast-moving technology startup based in Silicon Valley and the Netherlands. We are innovating and disrupting the sales domain. Backed by some of the best known investors in the USA, the company is on a hyper growth path. Founded in 2011, Fileboard launched its platform over a year ago and since then has acquired some high profile customers (both small and big).

For our Rotterdam office we are looking for a RoR engineer to help build and take our product to the next level. You'll be part of a small but highly effective product team that likes to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done.

Who are you:---

* Entrepreneurial mindset

* Team player with a winners mentality

* Always learning, trying out new technologies

* Proven experience building and scaling web apps

* Customer focused and genuinely want to help peopleYou get things done

* (tired of all those boring enterprise software projects)

What do we offer:---

* A great adventure in startup land and a peek into Silicon Valley lifestyle

* Awesome working environment to grow and learn

* Entrepreneurial team with previous exits (and failures) under their belt

* Much room to steer the direction of the product and architecture

* Unlimited vacation days

* Oh yeah... a competitive salary and stock options

Bonus points:---

* Did your own startup and failed

* Experience with Node.JS / MongoDB / Redis

* Frontend experience with Ember.JS

* Can do or want to learn iOS/Android development


Shoot us an email hello at fileboard.com with your resume and github account.


Please don't waste our time... thank you.

PhantomPhreak 4 days ago 0 replies      
Counterparty - REMOTE - http://counterparty.io

Counterparty is a freely licensed and open-source platform for peer-to-peer finance that lives on the Bitcoin blockchain. The network has been live since January, and it has seen over 90k transactions since then.[1] Overstock.com recently announced that it would be building the world's first SEC-regulated stock market for cryptosecurities on our platform.[2]

The non-profit Counterparty Foundation is hiring a developer to join a team of two (myself and one other) dedicated to further developing the Counterparty Protocol and software ecosystem (e.g. wallet software, block explorers). Experience with Python is strongly preferred, as much of the work will be with the protocol's reference implementation, counterpartyd.[3]

It goes without saying, this is an unconventional position requiring a great deal of independence, self-direction and creativity.

Contact: adamk@counterparty.io

Web Wallet: https://counterwallet.io

[1] - https://blockscan.com

[2] - http://www.coindesk.com/overstock-hires-counterparty-develop...

[3] - https://github.com/CounterpartyXCP/counterpartyd

rprovey 4 days ago 0 replies      
SeeClickFix - New Haven, CT

SeeClickFix is a communications platform for citizens to report non-emergency issues, and governments to track, manage, and reply--ultimately making communities better through transparency, collaboration, and cooperation.

Full Stack Ruby / Rails Developer

We're looking for candidates to join our core platform Rails team. You'll be part of a only-as-big-as-it-needs-to-be Engineering team with a passion for learning, individual growth and overall team excellence.

You'll help us refine our understanding of Agile and how best to apply it within the Engineering team and company at large.

The majority of our development is done paired and revolves around Ruby 2.*, Rails, RSpec, Ember.js, Postgres, PostGIS, Redis, memcached, Resque, NewRelic, CodeClimate, Travis & Git/hub.

You'll be part of a engineering team committed to being world class and in turn building a platform of similar measure.

What We Are Looking For

- Strong Knowledge of Ruby programming language

- Strong Knowledge of Rails frameworks

- Exceptional software engineering knowledge; OO Design Principles

- Experience in test first development and pair programming a plus

- Experience in web front-end development a plus; JavaScript, client-side MVC frameworks

- Experience deploying to cloud environments a plus

- Strong communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment

- Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems

This listing is for a full-time position at our office in downtown New Haven.

You can email me personally at ren@seeclickfix.com, or review and apply to this and other positions at talent.seeclickfix.com.

jonbischke 4 days ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

Entelo's mission is to help companies build great teams by allowing them to search for talented people regardless of where they represent themselves on the web. With over 400 million indexed social profiles, Entelo provides a powerful search tool that predicts which candidates are more likely to look for new opportunities and provides collaborative tools to help recruiters and hiring managers recruit more efficiently.

We're helping 160+ companies with their hiring needs including fast-growth companies such as Facebook, Salesforce, Github and Lyft.

We're particularly grateful to the Hacker News community as a couple of our recent engineering hires have come through HN and have been absolutely wonderful to work with.

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

Some of our perks include a strong commitment to training and development, $300 headphone allowance, 100% coverage of employee health care premiums, 1:1 matching for donations to non-profits, catered lunches and free in-office bike tune-ups (our co-founder worked at a bike shop in a past life!).

We're looking for sharp, collaborative full-stack rubyists, data engineers and devops engineers here in San Francisco. Please see our careers page for more info https://www.entelo.com/careers

I'm the founder and you can email me directly at jon at entelo dot com if you're interested in working with us at Entelo.

tharshan09 4 days ago 0 replies      
BroadConnect - Downtown Toronto, Canada - Graduate/Co-Op/Full-Time

We are hiring full stack engineers (DevOps experience is greatly valued)

About Us

The parent company is a telecom provider with offices and subsidiaries in Canada, USA and UK. Our software engineering group functions more or less as a startup of the parent company, addressing specific pain points in the telecoms industry. We apply lessons and tactics from the fast the fast moving consumer web to bring great UI/UX to the enterprise space.

We are small engineering team looking to expand rapidly by hiring smart people. Our focus is on keeping up with best practices and staying DRY. We strive to create a great culture where learning is just as important as doing (i.e. grunt work).

About You

You are software engineer with a desire to improve yourself. You enjoy working on challenging tasks but also knows that some grunt work needs to be done from time to time. You are ideally a full stack engineer who is as comfortable with the frontend as the backend. You enjoy reading up on best practises and keeping with the fast past world of web development. You should strive to write production ready code (DRY), but would be willing to go back to refactor when you feel it's necessary.

Technology Stack

- Python/Django

- AngularJS

- Redis

- Postgres

You will get to work with us in the heart of downtown Toronto on University Avenue. If this sounds interesting, please contact me: terryhong@gmail.com

mmelin 4 days ago 1 reply      
Tictail - Growth Engineer - New York, NY (Fulltime, on site)

If you are excited about the thought of helping hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the globe succeed through your product, engineering and data skills, we should talk. We're establishing the Tictail growth team in New York. We think growth is one of the most creative and exciting things you can work on as an engineer, but it can be used for both good and evil. We try to do good.

Read more here: http://tic.tl/1wXXnhm

Or email me: martin+hn (at) tictail.com

robg 4 days ago 0 replies      
From principles of neuroscience, we're building the phase shift in wearable computers - optimizing how you feel every minute of every day for health, productivity, and happiness.

FULL-TIME in Boston: Since we see data quality as the foremost goal from sensors to servers, we're hiring for multiplatform experience - embedded firmware, mobile operating systems, and full stack.

A background in data science unites the team. My background grew from fMRI and our technologies are designed as a time series neuroimage for your life.

Say hello@neumitra.com. We are most impressed by things you've built.

biomimic 4 days ago 0 replies      
Berkeley, CA | Richmond, CA

Familiarity with 2 or more of the following:

- Genomics - Bioinformatics- Python

Internships are also available.

On a global basis and in aggregate, wet lab experiments in human biology produce one of the most important forms of data known to mankind, especially when it relates to genes, proteins, genomic pathways and environmental factors that can improve human health and extend human lifespan. We are a start-up with a focus on Life Sciences in the area of advanced big data analytics connected to human health and extending lifespan. Currently our platform, GenoPharm, and solutions are free to academic institutions.

One of our immediate goals includes enabling an exhaustive exploration of all known and unknown relationships between age-related genes, proteins, compounds, pathways etc. associated to human longevity backed by the experimental findings of our own and those of our collaborators. For example, see a few of our data visualization projects here displaying pathway-to-pathway, pathway-to-gene/protein hidden relationships and interactions.

Based on a patented (#7,987,191) platform, our system includes advanced and proprietary big data analytics, products, tools and interactive dynamic data visualizations for the purpose of uncovering hidden relationships between age-related genes, DNA repair genes, proteins, biological processes, molecular compounds, plant compounds (phytochemicals), enzymes, genomic pathways, micro and macro environment that connect to extending human healthspan and lifespan.




emcienjobs 2 days ago 0 replies      
Emcien -- Data Science Engineer -- Atlanta, GA -- Full Time


Engineering Test:https://github.com/emcien/jobs/blob/master/engineering-test....

Company Website:http://emcien.com

See one of our products here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jev7MNRUfDI

sethbannon 4 days ago 0 replies      
Not Your Typical CTO Position - Amicus (YC S12) Is Hiring

This is not your typical CTO position. Youll be joining a social good startup that is just recovering from a near death moment. Read about it here: http://sethbannon.com/mistakes-you-should-never-make

If you find these sorts of challenges interesting and you want to join a mission-driven company, read on.

-- About Us --

Amicus is a social good startup based in NYC that is building the tools people need to organize around the causes they care about. We currently power digital organizing efforts for some of the worlds largest nonprofits, and have recently opened up our tools to companies as well.

Amicus is hiring a CTO to lead our development efforts and build out a dev team.

-- About you --

+ You have a proven track record leading technology teams+ Youre product-centric and feel responsibility over the what you build+ You enjoy leading, mentoring, and managing+ Youve been through the startup fires+ You want to build an organization, not just a product

-- Required Skills --

+ Expertise in Rails, MongoDB, Javascript+ Strong knowledge of AWS ecosystem+ Solid knowledge of Chef+ Proven ability to jump into a new project without much guidance

-- Required Experience --

+ Strong DevOps experience (we use Chef and multi-threaded Rails on jRuby)+ Experience architecting, building, and deploying SOA apps+ Proven ability to work with a legacy code base

If youre interested, email a link to your github along with a bit about why youre a good fit to jobs+cto@amicushq.com. New York City.

Equiet 4 days ago 0 replies      
Unite - Los Angeles - Fulltime or Interns

We're a stealthy startup looking for engineers to join our small highly skilled team based in Los Angeles. We are building a global data marketplace, with a focus on advertising industry. We are growing incredibly fast our servers handle 2000 requests per second and serve more than 500 million users.

We are looking for experienced front-end developers and full-stack engineers. We use Angular/ES6 on the front end, and Java/Cassandra/Kafka/Storm on the back end.

Feel free to ping me anytime at engineering@unite.me.

georgespencer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Rentify | London | Visa possible

Rentify is always hiring talented software engineers to join our team.

We're c. 50 people based across two sites in the UK, and we believe that estate agents don't have a right to exist in 2014. We also believe fees should be lower for landlords and tenants alike, and that technology should improve the lives of everyone in the rental sector.

So far we've transacted with over 160,000 landlords and just over a million tenants.

We are a Rails shop and we believe in TDD + the best solution winning the day, rather than the loudest voice. We favour engineers who focus on shipping and who have a track record of simplifying, cutting corners, and knowing when it's a good thing to accrue some technical debt.

Our office in London is right next door to Barbican tube station. It's dual facing so there's lots of natural sunlight, and we have a bar, soft drinks and snacks, a bunch of breakout spaces, video games, and all that sort of thing. We pay market + stock options, and have a strong culture, which I'd broadly characterise as hard-working, fun, and informal.

We're recruiting for all experience levels: some combination of Ruby, Rails, and JavaScript is required, but mainly we want a strong work ethic and a winning personality. We're especially keen to hear from women who are in the junior - midweight bracket.

If you've had a bad experience using an estate agent, then come and help us create a future without them. Email me on george@rentify.com or our CTO, David, on david@rentify.com.

mpdaugherty 4 days ago 0 replies      
AngelList - San Francisco, CA and New York, NY https://angel.co/angellist/jobs/97-engineer

There's nowhere I'd rather work right now than AngelList - our motto in hiring is "Would I start a company with this person?", so all of my coworkers are amazing, skilled people.

Together, we're not just funding 40+ startups per month - we're connecting these startups to a diverse group of investors whom they can reach out to for advice, connections, etc. And for the investors, this is a 10X improvement over any other way to invest (https://t.co/7AmuxYWHe3).

Fundraising is a complex market with multiple sides, so we are looking for great engineers who are excited to tackle this problem and streamline the entire market.

Our other business is matching people to their next startup job. For jobs, we believe in transparency (all jobs have salary and equity ranges disclosed).

This model has led to tremendous growth, but we still have a lot to do. There's room here for any engineer or designer to have a huge impact on the next iteration of AngelList Talent and therefore change the lives of thousands of other engineers and designers.

Apply via AngelList and mention that you saw Mike's message on Hacker News.

astralship 4 days ago 0 replies      

we're hiring web developers. Must know some JS, but other than this we're not too fussy on experience. (though someone who knows AngularJS would be great).

we just got our first major contract to produce a mobile app for the local health board. Funded for 2 years by the UK innovation agency and the health board have been blown away by our approach, i we think we have a product.

We're looking for someone who is interested in moving to Gwynedd, North West Wales,UK (accomodation on landing can be arranged) and joining our group. You could be a junior webdev, or have more experience. We on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, not far from Bangor.

Without being immodest I think we're pretty innovative. We're building our HQ inside a disused Methodist chapel with a Pirateship theme. And particularly interested in culture change, sustainability, "cybernetic" working...

(ps: if youre really keen an interesting in backend systems integration (HL7 messaging) drop us a line too.

our current website is not much to look at because we've been flat out securing the current project, but we are a credible outfit.

We're partnered with http://cognitive-edge.com who are global thought leaders in Complex Adaptive Systems.

if youre looking for an adventure, drop us a line.


scottaj2 4 days ago 1 reply      
Atomic Object - Developers and Designers - Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids MI (atomicobject.com)The Right Fit: We don't care so much about your specific technology background. We're much more interested to know that you learn quickly, are disciplined in your work, and have already demonstrated interest and aptitude by having become proficient in a variety of languages and tools. We look for people who are passionate about development, who program in their free time, who are continually uncovering new things, and who enjoy sharing them.

A Variety of Technologies: At Atomic, it's not uncommon for someone to move from developing a new web site in Ruby to creating an internal application in .NET to building a mobile application in Objective-C or Java. We're passionate about quality and owning our clients' mission, so we select the best tools for the job.

A Broader Mindset: Atomic is a consultancy. As such, you'll be empowered and expected to interact directly with clients every day. You'll need to become comfortable and effective at understanding and discussing business goals, budgets, and timelines with clients. Additionally, you'll help market our services in a variety of ways including presenting at conferences, contributing to our shared company blog, networking within our client's organizations and among your peers, and expending your creative energies in ways we will not attempt to predict.

Interested in working for us? Send us an email to get the conversation started. We'd love to talk with you. jobs@atomicobject.com

yesimahuman 4 days ago 0 replies      
Location: Madison, WI or remote

The Ionic (http://ionicframework.com/) team is looking for great devs to help web developers build the future of mobile apps.

Right now we are looking for two positions: an Ionic Core Developer, and a Backend dev.

Core developers will be working on our open source SDK (https://github.com/driftyco/ionic), and should have a strong JS background (experience with AngularJS and cordova is a plus). Bonus points for having native development experience. Ionic is one of the top ~50 most popular open source projects on GitHub (and growing quickly!), and already over 220,000 apps have been built on the platform in 2014.

As a backend dev, you'll be helping us build out the business model behind the open source SDK. We have some big plans to take advantage of taboos around Hybrid development and build the most compelling mobile development stack in the world. Imagine the future of mobile apps running all on Ionic backend services. This is where we are going.

About us:

We're a funded team of 14 primarily based in Madison but with employees around the country. We're the people behind Codiqa and Jetstrap (http://codiqa.com/ http://jetstrap.com/) and are proud to have served close to 1M developers in our lifetime.

If interested, email jobs@ionicframework.com.

rvivek 4 days ago 0 replies      
Mountain View & India - https://www.hackerrank.com - Full time - all

Hey HN,

I'm Vivek, one of the founders of hackerrank. We're on a mission to make the world flat - the only thing that matters is your skill and not which school/company/country you're in. The utopian state is a platform to hone your skills in a fun/engaging way and connect with the right opportunities anywhere in the world.. through meritocracy. We're building that at hackerrank, a skill graph.


We've been growing super fast in the last 9 months, almost at 100% Q-o-Q in revenue and 40% m-o-m in MAU of hackers. Our customers use the platform both for hosting an interesting contest(eg: hackerrank.com/addepar) in the public community & to streamline their recruiting process.


we're signing up customers in a lot of different domains - financial services (bloomberg, morgan stanley) healthcare, tech, etc. software is eating the world. An interesting trivia: every private $B valued company in silicon valley is our customer.


The people who work at hackerrank are intense, ambitious & yet humble. I'm pretty sure at least 70% of them will start their own company as their next step.

We're hiring for all roles (https://www.hackerrank.com/careers); You can apply through the website or directly e-mail me: vivek@

dwiel 4 days ago 0 replies      
Location: Durham, NC - https://plotwatt.com

PlotWatt helps reduce humanity's energy consumption. We do this by monitoring the energy that a building is using in real-time, analyzing the results, and messaging our customers about exactly how to save money and understand the operations of the building. We can detect sick appliances and warn you before they break. We can help you understand how your building is being used. We can help you reduce your energy bill.

We're all very excited that we get to reduce humanity's energy consumption every day.

We use Rails for all of our customer facing web services. We use python for all of our analytics and machine learning. We're hosted on AWS and do continuous deployment for most of our code base.

We're looking for a Lead Backend Web Engineer. You will be lead architect of our Rails app. We have a residential dashboard, a restaurant dashboard and internal analytics and tools for our customer experience team. You'll make client side/front end changes to our mobile app and backbone desktop app. No graphics design experience necessary, though it definitely doesn't hurt.

We're also interested in junior developers looking to learn about any/all of our stack. You'll have the opportunity to learn client-side rich web app architecture, back-end web architecture, cutting edge machine learning and cloud infrastructure.

If you're interested get a hold of me at zdwiel@plotwatt.com

biggitybones 4 days ago 0 replies      
TeachBoost - Support Engineer, NYC.

TeachBoost is looking for a full-time software developer for our New York, NY office who can manage support development, usability testing, and bug fixes as well as contribute to a number of internal and production projects. We're a fast-growing team and we need someone who can work closely with our support team to handle usability issues in real time and interface between our support and development teams. PHP experience and familiarity with the Unix environment are big pluses!

Importantly, we're an education startup and we love working with schools, teachers, and principals. You should be willing to work in our industry and handle the unique set of problems that come up with education and institutional clients (as well as going up against large institutional competitors!). You should have experience working on a small team with tight deadlines, and you should be familiar with OO concepts as well as design patterns. You should learn new languages and technologies quickly, be innovative, enjoy challenges, and have a great work ethic.

Please contact jason AT teachboost.com if interested; include a few things you've built that you're proud of.

For more detailed info, check out our posting on SO: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/72399/support-engineer...

vonnik 4 days ago 0 replies      

Engineers have more leverage now than at any other time in history. For very little effort, you can make great tools that empower large numbers of people.

At FutureAdvisor, you can deploy your abilities to help everyday US families by giving them access to unbiased financial advice to build wealth, something that most have never had before. Until recently, only wealthy families could afford the unbiased advice that made their investments grow safely.

With software, we're bringing those services to the rest of the country. We write for Web and mobile in Ruby and Objective-C. Our stack from front to back: BackboneJS, JQuery, CoffeeScript, Rails, MySQL, Ubuntu on AWS. Server provisioning is done using Chef; code deployment is done using Capistrano.

Collectively, our team has spent decades building mission-critical systems such as Microsoft's Azure, and we are bringing that same diligence to managing the life savings of our more than 100,000 customers.

Together, we'll bring the same high-quality investment management to the rest of America that wealthy families have enjoyed for generations. FutureAdvisor makes working-class and middle-class families more financially secure.


or write me at chris.nicholson@futureadvisor.com

and check us out at www.futureadvisor.com!!

jason_allen 4 days ago 0 replies      
Porch - Seattle - Full Stack/Mobile/Data Science

We are disrupting and revolutionizing the home maintenance and improvement industry with data.

About us:

- One of Seattle's fastest growing startups

- focusing on a huge industry.

- Modern tech stacks (Java/Node.js/Mobile), plus docker and lots of data-related tech (postgres, cassandra, kafka, etc..).

- Fun environment and culture. Join our running club, or sign up to some tango dancing classes, or game-board nights, etc...

- Awesome team: high bar, no jerks, no egos.

- Pretty flat org: we encourage the do-ers to be the decision-makers.

- Fast-moving: grab your rolling desk and move over to the team you're working with.

- We have two beer kegs always on tap, free snacks and drinks, etc...

What we're looking for:

- Almost all positions - checkout the open job reqs on http://porch.com/about/careers/.

- Fun, smart engineers who move fast and comfortable with some independence in a fast-growing environment.

How to apply:

- http://porch.com/about/careers/ - or, if you want to know more, mail me directly at jay@porch.com (cto).

kscottz 4 days ago 0 replies      
Tempo Automation - Robot Software Engineer - San Francisco


We help electrical engineers at businesses get to market faster. We do this by offering a desktop electronics rapid prototyping robot (think business grade electronics 3D printer).

Were looking to bring on our second full time engineer to help develop the robots software. The software spans from low level control systems, to CAD parsers, to the front end user interface. A good candidate is clever, adaptable, and flexible.

Who were looking for:

* Flexible generalists with a strong math and science background

* Makers

* Interest in manufacturing technology

* Strong C/C++/Python/Linux experience

* Experience building consumer or physical products

* Familiarity with or interest in these tools a big plus: Robot Operating System (ROS), OpenCV, Point Cloud Library (PCL), Numpy/Scipy/PySerial/Pandas/Kivy, Open Graphics Rendering Engine (OGRE), D3/WebGL, MongoDB, Eagle/Altium/KiCad general EE CAD, Bottle/Flask, Meteor

For more details, see: http://tempoautomation.com/careers.html

hglaser 4 days ago 0 replies      
Periscope - fulltime in SF. Visa-transfers OK.

Periscope is a data analysis tool that uses pre-emptive in-memory caching and statistical sampling to run data analyses really, really fast. Customers typically see a 100x-10,000x speedup of their analysis queries on the day they install.

We also write the popular High-Performance SQL Blog (https://periscope.io/blog) which gets tens of thousands of monthly uniques, and espouses our marketing philosophy of helping analysts wherever we can, whether or not they end up buying.

Were hiring salespeople, designers and engineers! See:

* https://www.periscope.io/relentless-sales-hustler

* https://www.periscope.io/user-experience-designer

* https://www.periscope.io/data-obsessed-engineer

Were a team of 5 ex-Google and Microsoft engineers and PMs. We have venture funding, paying customers, > 30% m/m revenue growth, and a spacious loft apartment in SF to work out of.

Email me (harry@periscope.io) if you have questions!

zeiler 4 days ago 0 replies      
Lead Mobile Engineer - Clarifai, New York preferred, Remote possible - Full-time

Image recognition has made an unbelievable performance jump over the past few years, now making it possible to build real world applications with our world-class technology. Our CEO Matt Zeiler is one of the world's leading experts in Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Nets which power the understanding of images and video.

I encourage you to try our demo at clarifai.com to see how the technology performs. With backing from Google, Qualcomm and Nvidia and the attention of major press, we are looking for early stage employees to serve as lead mobile engineers on both iOS and Android to help us build ground-breaking intelligent applications. Photo apps, games, and shopping apps that harness powerful real-time image recognition are just the beginning. Weve added a new primary sense to our devices, what can we do with it? Let your imagination run wild, and then bring your ideas to life.

More specifics:

- Great UI/UX and design sense. A portfolio of graceful and functional apps where youve been lead or a major contributor.

- iOS or Android.

- Product instinct: a knack for what users want and need.

- Experience with all stages of the product lifecycle, from concept through production launch.

- Mobile game, graphics or GPU programming a plus.

Tell us about yourself at jobs@clarifai.com to get the conversation started.

g06 1 day ago 0 replies      
Botron Software is looking for Sr./Product Marketing Manager.

If you work in marketing or know someone who might be interested, please contact us at jobs@botronsoft.com.

For more information: http://www.botronsoft.com/?nav=company&content=careers

sam 4 days ago 1 reply      
Octopart - New York, NY - http://octopart.com/jobs

   - Full time Infrastructure Engineer (AWS, Python, Solr/Lucene, Puppet/Ansible, MySQL/PostgreSQL)   - Full time Frontend Engineer (React/Angular, HTML, CSS)   - Or some combination of the two
At Octopart, we're opening up access to electronic component part data through our search engine, http://octopart.com and our API, http://octopart.com/api .We're connecting hardware hackers to the information they need to design the next generation of hardware devices.

We're building the most intuitive, fast and beautiful interface for searching for electronic parts.

We're compiling the most extensive database on electronic components by combining data from tons of different sources.

We're all in NYC (no remote), we're a team of 13, our backgrounds are in Physics, CS, EE. We've been profitable since 2010.

We're from the YC W07 batch. We write a lot of Python and JavaScript.

If you're a software hacker who wants to build amazing tools for hardware hackers, tell us about yourself and include your resume in an email to jobs@octopart.com.

rrpadhy 4 days ago 1 reply      
Koove, Mountain View, CA - CTO - Remote

At Koove, we believe communities are the core of the universe. However, the online communities are not really able to achieve that. There has been no disruption since Reddit.

If you are passionate about solving this problem and making great communities, lets discuss and see if we have synergies.

We are also looking for engineers proficient in javascript frameworks, python and social apis. The dev team will be located in Bangalore, India.

Send an email to rp[at]koove[dot]co

sciurus 4 days ago 0 replies      
Lonely Planet - Nashville, TN, USA - Web Operations Engineer

Our web operations team is responsible for working alongside developers to ensure that http://www.lonelyplanet.com can efficiently deliver a stable and fast product to travellers. You might be a good fit if you

* believe infrastructure as code and automation are awesome (we use Chef)

* worship highly availability and performant infrastructure

* are Master of the Linux Universe

* know whats what with AWS

* have experienced the challenges of running web applications at scale

* cant live without source code management

* feel happiest work closely with devs

* know a bit about Ruby

* perhaps (but not essentially) know your way around Postgres

* can understand technology problems as part of a broader product vision

* respect Ron Swanson (OK, this one isnt really a requirement)

* have passion for travel and interest in building systems that connect travellers with content and each other.

You can see the full position description and application information at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jobs/#op-25251-web-operations-en...

myom 4 days ago 0 replies      
Montefiore Medical Center (NYC) - (3) Open Positions in Apple Product Support and Development Team++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

About Montefiore Information Technology:Montefiore Information Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Montefiore Medical Center. Montefiore IT, a healthcare IT consulting and professional services company, is a dynamic organization that provides hospitals and medical centers with world-class healthcare information solutions. We provide an exciting, fast-paced environment in which dedication and innovation are rewarded and where individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients. Join us in our mission to improve the quality of healthcare through advanced IT solutions!http://montefiore.org

Open Positions:

Project Leader -Digital / Mobile

Mobile Applications Software Engineer - Objective C

Desktop Analyst - Macintosh

To see the full descriptions and to apply visit: https://montefiore.app.box.com/applejobs

jlees 4 days ago 0 replies      
Close - San Francisco - Full-Time

We're a seed funded startup based in SoMA helping transform how business development is done. Our network intelligence platform aggregates data about businesses and people from a number of sources to understand the movers and shakers behind professional transactions. We're building a product that users are literally begging for and dreaming about, and we need a great team to execute on the vision.


Product Manager - Lead our product development team to new heights. Experience with product market fit, enterprise products, API platforms and Agile required.

Backend (data) engineer - Help us get, understand, and surface new data. Experience with API processing, web crawling, Python, and designing scalable architecture required. Graph databases and machine learning a plus.

You'll be joining a fast-moving, rapidly changing startup in a space ripe for disruption, with a small, nimble team. If you can hit the ground running and thrive in the midst of ambiguity and chaos (hey, we're a startup!) then we'd love to hear from you.

At this time we are only considering local candidates. No offshore firms or new grads please.

Email your resume/linkedin and github, with a note on why this space interests you, to our CEO Falon: jobs@close.co.

eugeneiiim 4 days ago 0 replies      
Blend Labs | https://blendlabs.com/ | San Francisco | Software Engineer

The last 10 years saw a massive boom in the US real estate market fueled by troubled loans buyers couldnt afford. An even larger, chaotic bust followed, with losses of $2.8 trillion, along with the homes of more than 14 million Americans. While the economy has since improved, many processes within the mortgage industry have not. Gains have been made primarily in paperwork and manpower, not technology. Operations remain manual and slow and consumers are not happy.

At Blend, we're fixing these problems by replacing the archaic software and manual processes currently used for home lending. We're applying modern data analysis tools and consumer-grade UI/UX to streamline home lending for both borrowers and banks and make the entire process more transparent.

Our team of 20 includes engineers formerly at Palantir, Google, Stanford, CMU, and Caltech. We're backed by Peter Thiel, Formation 8, Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, Lightspeed Ventures, and other prominent investors. Our stack includes NodeJS, Spark, AngularJS, ElasticSearch, and Golang.


eric_romo 3 days ago 0 replies      
AltspaceVR - Redwood City, CAMultiple fronnt-end and back-end positions open..

WHO WE ARE:- A virtual reality software company https://twitter.com/AltspaceVR)- Backed by some of the best investors on the planet(http://goo.gl/RX4bs8)- A team that is passionate about the future of VR

WHAT WE BELIEVE:- VR will be for everyone - The social connection enabled by VR will change your life (and we can show it to you) - We should embrace everything that is great about the 2D web - That we can and will invent the 3D web

For more info: altvr.comFor open positions: https://jobs.lever.co/altspace

stockninja 4 days ago 0 replies      
Karmic Labs - San Francisco, CA - Fulltime - https://karmiclabs.com/

We're building an API first corporate payment card platform for small businesses. Our mission is to empower all employees to be able to make purchases for work, build powerful tools for companies to manage employee spending, and make traditional expense reporting a thing of the past.

* We're taking an API first approach and building with modern tools like Python3, Flask, Postgres, Ansible, AWS, AngularJS, and git.

* Were solving real world problems that millions of businesses face every day.

* We have a small and tight knit team of engineers including founding engineers from Pinterest and Xfire.

* We raised our first round a few months ago and provide meals, health/vision/dental insurance, and standard startup perks.

* Weve just moved in to an awesome office in SOMA near 8th and Folsom.

Were currently looking to expand our small engineering team hiring DevOps, Generalist, and Frontend engineers.To apply, send us an email: jobs at karmiclabs dot com; be sure to tell us a bit about yourself and include a link to your github account or something that youve worked on recently.

d0m 4 days ago 0 replies      
ListRunner - San Francisco, CA - (Relocation possible)

Looking for an iOS developer with front-end experience (Html/css/javascript)

About us:

Its hard to believe but doctors are still stuck managing their team and tracking critical patient information using paper and pager. Using google doc, sms or even email is strictly illegal because those tools arent built with patient security in mind. On top of being highly inefficient, managing critical information in a high-speed environment using paper literally kills patients. (400 000 patients every year, just in the US, die from miscommunication errors between doctors).

Thats why we built Listrunner: We bring project management from the modern world into a beautiful HIPAA compliant app. Think Asana for doctors.

About you:

  - You have a few iOS apps under your belt.  - You have an eye for design and want to create a delightful experience.  - You can jump in and help crafting html, css and javascript.  - Youre a team player with startup experience.
Contact us at contact@listrunnerapp.com

Learn more about listrunner at http://www.listrunnerapp.com

meaydinli 4 days ago 0 replies      
Content Direct is hiring in Chicago (downtown), H1B sponsorship available for the right candidate.

CSG Media's Content Direct solution empowers the top brands in media and entertainment too easily and effectively market, monetize and manage their premium digital content and customers. Content Direct is offered as either a set of software services or as an integrated solution, and allows content companies of all sizes to increase the value and return of every content transaction. The solution supports virtually all content types and commerce models, marketing promotions, partner management, financial management, reporting, and analytics.

  - Android Developers  - iOS Developers  - Windows Developers  - JavaScript Web Developers  - Technical Analysts  - Software Architect  - C# Software Engineers
- We offer competitive pay, casual dress, work from home opportunities, Happy Hours, Group Outings and much more.- Find more about us at http://contentdirect.csgi.com/us/careers.html- To join our fantastic team please send your resume to: work@csgi.com and Tara Taft will be in touch with you.

jdjdjd 4 days ago 1 reply      
Tableau Software - Palo Alto and SeattleHelping people see and understand their data.

Tableau Software is growing like crazy and looking for talent: front end, back end, mobile; developers and managers. If you can name a software challenge, we are addressing it to solve our customers' problems.

We are the fastest growing BI software company, and headed to being the fastest growing enterprise software company...but we're really doing that by being an any-knowledge-worker software company in disguise. Better yet, we are an open, collaborative, fast-growing software company with a data visualization product people describe using the words "fast, easy, beautiful."

This is a great company. I started there earlier this year. The development team is top notch, the sales team knows how to treat customers, and HR knows how to take care of us.


BTW, if you're near Palo Alto, we've having a happy hour next week (5-Nov-2014, see the invitation at https://tableaudevhh.eventbrite.com).

ben336 4 days ago 0 replies      
Windsor Circle http://www.windsorcircle.com/ - Durham NC

Front End Developer & Python Developer


We're hiring developers on the front end and backend to join our funded startup (we recently closed a $6.25M Series B) to help us build and expand our market leading Retention Automation Platform.

Backend Developers will have an opportunity to work with Python, the Pyramid web framework, and and many of the leading ecommerce and marketing platforms in the world.Front End Developers will be able to work in JavaScript with Backbone, jQuery and MarionetteJS to build out our rapidly growing web application.

This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor with salary and stock options while working with cutting edge technology. Telecommuting is available 1-2 days/wk with the rest of your time spent in our awesome downtown Durham office.

More info here:



asolove 4 days ago 0 replies      
Webs - Washington, DC

Webs helps small and micro businesses find new customers. We build tools that let brand-new foodtrucks or self-employed crafters create beautiful websites, online stores, and social media profiles.

You can read http://webs.com/careers to learn more about our culture and benefits, or email me at adam@webs.com with questions.

We've been around for ten years and have tens of millions of users. Plus we're ambitious about the design tools we give our users. So we work on some fun projects:

- Build a WYSIWYG web page editor that runs fast in the user's browser.

- Take full-size webpages and automatically convert them to responsive sites, intelligently preserving as much of the arbitrary user styling as possible.

- Replace a complex, overburdened rendering pipeline with a scalable architecture using distributed actors.

Right now we're looking for a few key positions:

- Rails developer (interest in frontend and product development a plus)

- Frontend developer (interest in React.js a plus)

- Experienced Java developer (Spring/Hibernate a plus)

- SEO manager (possession of Google crystal ball a plus)

kevinschumacher 4 days ago 0 replies      
PwC - Frontend, backend software engineers - DC, Bay Area (remote possible with some travel)

Looking for frontend and backend software engineers with experience in building scalable web applications and data analysis pipelines. Knowledge of infosec helpful. Job posts linked below. Also looking for experience with Apache Storm or similar streaming analytics solutions.

You would work on products related to this post:


Please email me at kevin dot schumacher at us.pwc.com (engineer, not HR) in addition to applying directly.

Official job postings here:



alphast0rm 4 days ago 0 replies      
Relcy | https://www.relcy.com/ | San Francisco, CA

We're embarking on a fresh take on search for the mobile world.

For the next 6 months, Relcy is looking to hire the remainder of the core Engineering team and officially launch the product. We recently raised $9MM from Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

The team consists of PhDs, distinguished Stanford Alumni as well as former Google and Facebook employees.

Search & advertising are the biggest source of revenue for internet companies around the world and we are targeting both revenue streams, so we are very bullish on our future prospects.

Read more about us:

- http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/relcy-mobile-search/

- http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/07/17/relcy-emerges...

If you're interested, drop me a line: sunil [at] relcy.com

breckognize 4 days ago 0 replies      
Shoefitr - Software Engineer - Pittsburgh, PA

1 in 3 shoes bought online is returned, and 65% of the time it's for fit-related reasons. We think that's super lame. That's why we make software that helps online shoppers get the right size the first time. Our customers include Nordstrom, New Balance, and Netshoes.com, and our app is served to more than 15 million uniques / month. Were looking for a talented, full-stack engineers to help us shape the future of Internet apparel retail.

You will join a talented engineering and design team that has worked on everything from Microsoft's C++ compiler to the Linux TCP implementation. We think you'll learn a lot from us, and we look forward to learning a lot from you.

Youll work with us to build out our product offering for footwear and apparel retailers as well as a stand-alone retail site. Youll be responsible for architecting, implementing, testing, and deploying new features and applications. We expect you to be a "full-stack" programmer someone whos comfortable hacking in Javascript one day and C# the next.

Please apply at http://shoefitr.com/careers.php

wiredd 4 days ago 0 replies      
ZipRecruiter - http://ziprecruiter.com - Santa Monica (LA area) - REMOTE OK for some positions

Our goal is to create the best online services for filling and finding jobs. We bootstrapped for the first four years, growing to 100+ employees. Recently, we raised $63M led by Institutional Venture Partners.

We have a number of open positions:

  - Software Engineer (primarily Python) (Santa Monica)  - QA Automation Engineer (selenium or similar) (Santa Monica)  - Data Scientist (Santa Monica)  - Front End Developer (Santa Monica)  - Software Engineer (primarily Perl) (Santa Monica or Remote)  - Systems Administrator (Santa Monica or Remote)
We're growing rapidly and have a large customer base (primarily small and medium sized businesses). We have interesting problems to solve in the areas of search, yield management, analytics, scalability and new product development. If you'd like to learn more, please visit https://www.ziprecruiter.com/hiring/technology or email us at techjobs@ziprecruiter.com

klochner 4 days ago 0 replies      
Expedite (http://expeditefinancial.com), San Francisco - Front-End (lead), Dev-Ops (lead), Full Stack

Come build financial tech with an insider look at policy and strategy in the US mortgage industry.

Our current team members have led housing policy for the US Government, rebuilt tech infrastructure for a leading hedge fund, and navigated the start-up space through incubators and exits. We're backed by top Silicon Valley and financial services investors who see the opportunity to disrupt a huge market.

We're redesigning the mortgage process from the ground up. It's a big and difficult problem, and we need talented engineers to help us tackle it. We are early enough stage that you can have an impact on our tech stack, but currently we're using:

    - Ruby 2.1.4 & Rails 4.2    - AngularJS and Mobile Angular UI (with bootstrap)    - Redis    - Postgres    - AWS (ec2, s3, . . .)    - Docker, Crane, Centurion
We're hiring all across the stack, with special emphasis on a front-end engineering lead and a dev-ops lead.

You can contact me directly - kevin@expeditelabs.com

nkoren 4 days ago 0 replies      
London, UK | well-rounded JavaScript developer

Futurescaper Ltd. is a small but growing company developing online tools for strategic planning, focusing on foresight, horizon scanning, and scenario planning engagements. Major clients have included the UN, OECD, and Rockefeller Foundation, and we've run projects everywhere from New York to Khartoum. Our platform is based on the MeteorJS stack with a significant amount of D3. We're looking for a well-rounded JS developer with experience building large JS applications within frameworks such as Angular, Ember, or (ideally) MeteorJS. Applications should have a love of data visualisation, elegant code, good architecture, and clean UI/UX. Experience with agile is essential, and TDD is a major plus.

We're a young and energetic team with very diverse backgrounds. Working with us will never be dull. Why don't you say hello?

We're also on the hunt for a CTO -- although are taking our sweet time to find the right one.

Send enquiries and CVs to: jobs@futurescaper.com

dannysu 4 days ago 0 replies      
Kash (YC S14) - San Francisco, CA or Kitchener/Waterloo, Canada - http://withkash.com

Kash is hiring engineers to kill the evil credit card giants. They have a stranglehold on in-person paperless payment. We want to provide an alternative.

Did you know that the credit card industry often makes way more money from retail stores than the store owners themselves? One of our store owners makes $60K a year while credit cards charged the store $72K.

At Kash, we're on a mission to end the credit card monopoly and replace it with an option that helps retailers and that consumers love.

Right now our system works similar to the Starbucks app, but we're always evaluating technology that can make the experience better.

Come chat with us if you think this is a worthy cause. After all, you don't take down giants by doing things half-heartedly.

For more details and to apply, please visit https://jobs.lever.co/kash. Please mention that you saw us on HN.

Just want to get in touch? Please email me at danny@withkash.com

Mynar 4 days ago 0 replies      
Keplar Agency - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Full time Ruby developer

Keplar Agency is looking for a full time or freelance Ruby on Rails developer and/or trainee. We make a lot of sites for large events such as A State of Trance and I Am Hardwell, and also sites like "Max Havelaaar". When we're not working on that we build our own projects.

We work with modern tools common to the Ruby community and never stop looking forward to improve our workshop. We're small team now, but were expanding to take on new projects and also setup our own apps.

For more information take a look at: http://keplaragency.com/jobs/ruby_developer and http://keplaragency.com/jobs/ruby_traineeship. And you can contact us at jobs@keplar.nl

Let me know if youre interested in either position. You can also contact me if you want to know more! (jobs@keplar.nl, mention Tom)

7parkdata 2 days ago 0 replies      
7Park Data, NYC - 7parkdata.com

Hiring:-Data Architects-Full stack engineers-Front end developer-Android / iOS developers

Team leverages a broad set of technologies e.g. SQL, R, Python, Hadoop, Redshift, perl, Java, Linux, Visualization tools

7Park lives data and analytics, we build great information products and deliver value to enterprise.

Looking for smart, driven people to help us continue to significantly scale our business.

Apply on our website.

mrw34 4 days ago 0 replies      
Chaser | London, UK | UX/UI Designer | http://chaser.io

We're looking for a passionate UX/UI Designer to join us in helping businesses get their invoices paid on time. We're seed-funded and growing fast.

You'll have the opportunity to set the user experience and design direction for our web app that automates the process of invoice chasing. You will have the autonomy to generate ideas and hypotheses for the course our product should take. You will be responsible for mocking up and designing these ideas and hypotheses, and then taking the lead in interacting with users to test them and synthesising the feedback received.

You will be working as part of an extremely passionate team of five. The role is available for immediate start. We are looking for someone to work full-time, but part-time is also a possibility for the right person.

To apply please see http://chaser.io/jobs

bsnyder 4 days ago 0 replies      
hybris software | http://hybris.com/ | Boulder, CO

hybris is embarking upon a journey to create a comprehensive data management platform that allows for the collection of large data volumes and real-time analytics needs. We are particularly focusing on the domain of customer data aimed at driving customer insights and relevance into our product portfolio.

This person must have a unique mix of both domain knowledge and implementation experience in the big data problem space. We are seeking someone with experience as an architect as well as hands-on experience with big data tools and technologies. This person will be instrumental in helping to carry out this vision from conception to reality.

Minimum Qualifications

* BA/BS degree in a computer related field (10+ years of degree relevant experience)

* Ability to work within distributed teams around the globe, in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment

* Deeply analytical capability and experience in big data problem space

* Ability to write production level code

* Significant hands-on experience in software engineering related fields, e.g., Java web development, data mining, business intelligence

* Ability to wear multiple hats around architecture and software engineering

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in implementing and/or operating big data applications in a public/private cloud environments

* MS/PhD in a quantitative subject would be beneficial

* Direct experience utilizing Agile methods and practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

* Domain knowledge in customer data related fields with strong quantitative focus (e.g. CRM, Marketing, Customer Analytics, ecommerce)

* Deep experience with predictive and/or prescriptive analytics

* Hands-on experience with several of the following big data technologies: Hadoop (HDFS, HBase, Hive, Pig, Squoop), Spark, Storm, Cassandra, MongoDB, Kafka, Mahout

* Deep experience with and practical application of graph databases, e.g., Neo4J, OrientDB, Titan, in-memory databases

* Experience with relevant SAP products such as SAP HANA, SAP ERP, SAP BW, KXEN/InfiniteInsight would be a plus


* Be the bridge between product management and the development of a platform for collecting and analyzing data

* Deeply understand (and possibly challenge) business requirements and provide a vision of a software implementation

* Work as part of a small team to craft and implement a platform for data collection and analysis

* Development of proofs-of-concept to validate various approaches and assumptions

* Influence and/or decide on technology selection for the platform

Please submit your CV at endurancecrew AT hybris DOT com referring to Big Data Architect.

vtuulos 4 days ago 0 replies      
AdRoll - San Francisco

If you like Python (or C or D or Erlang) and petabytes of data, this is your dream job. AdRoll is one of the fastest growing adtech company, already producing $100M+ in revenue with a small engineering team.

Analytics is so critical to us that a large part of the stack, including our high-performance, in-memory data backend, is developed in-house in Python (Numba), Erlang, and C. Read more here



I'm happy to tell you more by email (ville.tuulos@adroll.com) or over coffee in SF.

PS. We are also hiring Javascript engineers! And, btw, we write our own convex optimizers, if machine learning is close to your heart - ping me for more info.

squirrel 4 days ago 0 replies      
London UK - Osper - http://osper.com

We provide a real prepaid debit card for young people, aged 8 - 18, so they can make independent decisions with money: online, in shops, at cash machines, and abroad. Thousands of kids have already signed up to our service.

But we not only help young people buy Legos and save for bicycles - we are building an awesome technology team that eliminates legacy code, keeps the bug rate tiny, and stays small and joyful. We are doing this by adopting techniques like pair programming, test-driven development, continuous deployment, and microservices. You can read more about our plan to be awesome on our blog http://tech.osper.io.

We want to meet and work with smart technical folks of all varieties - from sysadmins to server-side devs, testers to mobile coders, data crunchers to security analysts.

We are willing to arrange relocation to London for the right candidates. Sorry, we're not ready to take on remote team members yet.

knes 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pusher - London, UK - Junior Platform Engineer & Junior Mobile developer relation

We want to make the lives of other developers better by making hard problems simple. We aim to free them of operating and maintaining their own realtime infrastructure. We need more talented engineers to help us.

The current Pusher product is a multi-tenant distributed system that allows our customers to deliver billions of messages to their connected users. We operate at massive scale, and this informs and affects everything we do.

Our engineering team is based in London. We are looking for engineers who will thrive in a challenging environment, working on interesting problems. We aim for developer autonomy, and work with a modified Kanban process. Our engineering team is also heavily involved in operations, so you need to know how to deploy, monitor and maintain a large production system.

Our tech stack is:* Ruby* Haskell* Redis* Javascript* mySQL

You can learn more about our openings on http://pusher.com/jobs

jhmaddox 4 days ago 0 replies      
FirstJob.com - San Francisco, CA

We're looking for inspired and versatile web developers to join our team of seven and our mission to redefine career search and skill development for the 77 million millennials that will soon represent the majority of the workforce.

Frontend Developer (Full-Time)

You'll translate Photoshop/Illustrator mockups into functional web pages. We need people who know HTML, CSS and JavaScript - especially those familiar with Bootstrap and responsive design.

Full-Stack/Backend Developer (Full-Time)

We need a Python/Django developer to aid in feature development, site reliability, performance improvement, etc. As the first programmer outside our founding team, your work will be an integral component in ensuring we achieve our technical vision.

We're offering a competitive salary and early-stage equity, health + dental and flexible paid time off. You'll work on a tight-knit team in San Francisco's Financial District.

If you're interested in applying, please contact me directly via email at james@firstjob. Thanks!

timanglade 4 days ago 1 reply      
Realm (YC S11, http://realm.io) iOS or Android Developers REMOTE from US East Coast, Western Europe, China, Brazil, Mexico or Japan

Realm is building a mobile database: a replacement for SQLite & Core Data. We launched in July and by September we already had >20,000 users around the world. Were already used in production by http://clothapp.com, http://breezeworks.com, http://thermodo.com, and many others. (And some exciting apps about to launch on us next month!)

Were looking for Android or iOS developers to join our team remotely from the US East Coast, Western Europe, China, Brazil, Mexico or Japan. You can read more about the positions & apply at http://realm.io/jobs/ Also happy to answer any questions you may have: tim@realm.io

Andrew_Metail 4 days ago 0 replies      
Metail.com (Cambridge, UK) - Big Data, Graphics, R&D and Web Application Engineers

Metail builds a virtual 3D fitting room to help people buy the right clothes online. We are a well funded startup and growing.

Full-time roles at Metail's engineering offices in the centre of Cambridge, UK:

- Big Data Engineer (MapReduce, NoSQL, Clojure, Cascalog)

- Senior Graphics Software Engineer (3D Visualisation, Direct3D, OpenGL, C++, C#)

- Senior Web Application Engineer (Frontend Javascript, CoffeeScript, Backbone, Single page web apps)

- R&D Engineer (FE analysis, Machine learning, 3D Visualisation)

You would be joining a highly focussed technical team in a startup that is working with customers around the globe (Latin America, Europe, Far East). We enjoy the technical challenges of our day job and often socialise together in the evening. Cambridge itself has a great startup community.

If you are interested, you can get more details at http://metail.com/jobs/ or apply by email to jobs+data14@metail.com

axiom 4 days ago 0 replies      
Top Hat - tophat.com - Toronto, Ontario

Top Hat is hiring for a few roles: mobile dev (iOS, Android), devops (rabbitmq, ec2, MySQL), full stack web developer (python, django, javascript, nodejs.) We also hire interns so please feel free to apply for that as well.

We're a profitable (and valley VC funded by some of the best funds in the valley) education startup that helps make class more engaging. We've got some really cool problems to work on and your work would be impacting a huge number of students daily.

Our dev team is in Toronto but we've also got an office in San Francisco so if you're really good we would be open to having someone work from there. If you're not based in Canada or the US but are willing to relocate feel free to contact us, because we do cover relocation expenses and will help you manage the work permit process.

Send your resume/github account to mike at tophat dot com.

nichol4s 4 days ago 0 replies      
Surfly - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - http://www.surfly.com

Surfly allows you to surf the web together with others. Unlike traditional screen sharing it requires no installation or browser plugins. By using a smart content-rewriting proxy we allow any website to be shared, without website owners having to change them in any way.

We are looking for someone to fulfill the CTO / Deputy-CTO role, someone with hands-on experience but able to lead and build a team.

Minimal requirements:

  * Well versed in Python and Javascript  * Experienced in C  * Web development and/or network programming experience  * Solid knowledge of the HTTP protocol
Our stack includes: Redis (Lua), Varnish, KVM, Ganeti, Gevent, Django, Ansible, Esprima, Haproxy, Nginx.

We use Github, Travis and lots of integration tests through Selenium. We can help with VISA and relocation - contact nicholas@surfly.com

loganfrederick 4 days ago 1 reply      
Springleaf Financial - Chicago, IL

Hiring for Senior Software Engineer and Frontend Engineer.

Springleaf Financial is a personal consumer loan company based in Evansville, Indiana with the new Digital office based in downtown Chicago. Springleaf's Digital team strikes the right balance between large company resources (currently valued at over $4 billion on the NYSE), small team speed (whole office is approximately 20 people, half business and half engineering/design), and startup culture (casual clothing, flexible hours if you can get your shit done).

The digital team is building web applications and APIs to process consumer loan applications online. The online lending space is a fast-paced, growing industry and we are putting together the team to dominate it.

Our stack includes Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and the standard frontend tools (HTML/JS/CSS/Bootstrap).

If this piques your interest, shoot me an email at loganfrederick@gmail.com for more information or with any questions you might have.

zacharypinter 4 days ago 0 replies      
Vessel - Video Focused Venture Backed By Benchmark, Greylock and Bezos Expeditions (San Francisco, CA - Full-time No Remote)

Weve been busy building a service whose mission is to delight consumers and content creators alike.

Our founders, former founding CEO and CTO of Hulu, Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, have assembled a unique and talented team, with strong experience building and innovating at places like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. As a team, we are unusually passionate about the intersection of media and technology; we see an opportunity to improve media, particularly next generation video.

We're looking for strong developers who love to code in a variety of languages (Python, Node.js, React, Coffeescript to name a few) tackling every portion of the stack. If this sounds like you, learn more at http://www.vessel.com/careers or email careers@vessel.com

baran 4 days ago 0 replies      
Healthfinch (http://www.healthfinch.com)

Location: Madison, WI or REMOTE

We are hiring: Software engineers, Front-end engineer, and a Head of Engineering.

Healthcare is unnecessarily complex, and at healthfinch we are here to fix that. We do this by building applications that seamlessly integrate into the electronic medical record system to automate pieces of the physician's day. Our award-winning tool, RefillWizard, has significant traction (and growth) in the market. However, we are not resting on our laurels. Instead, we are quickly building out three additional applications, along with the platform that will be needed to support them.

We work with Ruby on Rails on existing apps, but believe in the philosophy of using the best tool for the job.

More more information: http://www.healthfinch.com/jobs

If interested email jobs@healthfinch.com

mrbird 4 days ago 0 replies      

Course Hero, Inc.

Course Hero created and now leads a new market for crowd-sourced supplementary educational materials. We're committed to making learning more open and accessible, and have built a variety of products to that end, including study documents, flashcards, tutoring help, and more.

Our company culture is open, transparent, and dedicated to building consensus on important decisions. We succeed together. Also, we've been profitable for over four years, enabling us to make decisions for long-term success.

Our stack is PHP with Symfony2, AngularJS + JQuery, MySQL, and some cloud services on the back end.

We're growing fast, and looking to fill a number of positions:

* Full-stack engineer (all experience levels)

* Full-stack + mobile (iOS/Android) engineer

* Server + database operations engineer

* Product manager for core business areas

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: jobs@coursehero.com

nschuett 4 days ago 0 replies      
PreNav (http://www.prenav.com), based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is building computer vision and collision avoidance for drones. We're hiring for the following roles:


Masters or Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, controls, or relevant experience working with multirotors on aggressive, autonomous flight.


Experience or interest in Robotics, Computer Vision, neural networks/machine learning, C++, Python, Qt, Computer Graphics, OpenGL, GLSL, CUDA.

------------UI/UX DEVELOPER

Interface design and coding for web, mobile and desktop apps. Need to be experienced with C++, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Photoshop

------------We offer benefits and a competitive salary. Apply at http://www.prenav.com/jobs.html

lsee 4 days ago 0 replies      
LIVESTREAM is hiring an electronics engineer at their Bushwick Brooklyn, NYC HQ.


Livestream's mission is to democratize live video broadcasting and provide the tools to bring every event live online.

We are expanding our in-house hardware capabilities and designing new and exciting hardware products! We are looking for a talented and passionate electronics engineer (with firmware/software dev experience preferred) to join our team. You can see some of our products here http://new.livestream.com/broadcast


Full job description and apply here http://livestream.theresumator.com/apply/jjuwX8/Electronics-...

Renat 4 days ago 0 replies      
http://500px.com, Toronto, Fulltime

500px is a photo community for premium photography. Every month, millions of people use the 500px.com website and mobile apps from around the world to find the worlds most inspiring photography.

We value small teams, engineering-friendly culture, beautiful design and getting shit done. Our technology stack includes Ruby on Rails, Go, Javascript, Python.

We are looking for Senior Web Developers to help us solve scalability challenges, build beautiful UI/UX, implement machine learning and vision solutions.

What we offer:

  - competitive salaries  - flexible work hours  - unlimited vacation  - free lunches  - medical insurance  - computer/laptop of your choice
Apply here: http://500px.com/jobs

FUSAR_rs 4 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY - Fusar Technologies - http://www.fusar.com

Fusar is a fast-paced technology startup headquartered in Jersey City, right across the Hudson River from NYC. We're dedicated to changing the way lifestyle sports enthusiasts approach their safety and enjoyment through the introduction of advanced wearable technologies.

We're looking for driven, resourceful, out-of-the-box thinkers to join our team and help us develop solutions never realized outside of science fiction. Dreamers, hackers, and makers need apply.

Open positions (Full-time):

* Engineering Czar

* HardWear Engineer

* Front-end Guru

Compensation: Equity + Salary + Perks

For more information, please visit: http://fusar.com/#!careers/capm

Questions? Write us at careers@fusar.com

davidw 4 days ago 1 reply      
Centervue - http://www.centervue.com - Padova, Italy

We're looking for

* A Rails backend person. Postgres, Rails 3.1. Knowledge of AWS is a big plus.

* An Android person, with deep knowledge of Android, including the whole OS (Cyanogen mod). Some design skills along with this would be nice.

Other stuff that's nice: Erlang, C++ (Qt).

It's a good company, doing something that helps people in the real world. The wages are good by Italian standards (at least 1600 net, and willing to discuss working with a Partita IVA), but Italian wages are in general not that high .

Pure remote work is probably not something that would work well, since you need to be able to interact with the machines we work on. Some remote work might be ok if you're able to come in often.

Contact: davidw@dedasys.com

spot 4 days ago 0 replies      
Two Sigma / Beaker Notebook (http://TwoSigma.com / http://BeakerNotebook.com)

Based in NYC.

Seeking front-end and full stack engineers to work on Beaker, the open source data science tool. http://www.twosigma.com/careers/position/935.htmlhttp://www.twosigma.com/careers/position/936.html

Two Sigma is hiring all types of scientists and engineers.http://www.twosigma.com/careers.html

yonibaciu1 4 days ago 0 replies      
Persado - http://www.persado.com - Manhattan, NY

What We Are Looking For:

Persado, a high-growth digital marketing technology startup, is looking for a bright and experienced Full-Stack Web Developer to join a brand-new team working on a brand-new product that will disrupt the online marketing space.

What We Want To See:

3+ years experience in Ruby on Rails and Javascript

Strong experience in HTML, CSS, SASS

Experience with one or more front-end frameworks like AngularJS and Backbone

Experience with SQL

Experience with test suites like RSpec and Teaspoon

College degree in Computer Science a big plus (We believe there are super talented coders out there without a CS degree)

espinchi 4 days ago 0 replies      
Pixable, New York City. Android Engineer. VISA

We're looking for an Android developer to help our Android team take our application to the next level. We're hoping you bring an energetic, fun and creative approach to your work.

You will be:

* Taking part in a highly autonomous team of 5 developers that care about software quality '

* Reviewing the code of your team-mates in a pull request based workflow

* Collaborating day-to-day with product managers, designers and our backend engineers

* Iterating on a 2-week sprint cycle

* Writing tons of code. And refactoring it until it shines

You have to have:

* Shipped and iterated on Android applications. Shows us some examples!

* Excellent coding skills

* Care for software quality

* A good eye for design and usability

Ping me at pablo@pixable.com

edawerd 4 days ago 0 replies      
ZenPayroll - San Francisco, CA

We're on a mission to provide delightful, modern payroll to businesses everywhere. We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, and were looking for someone to lead our DevOps team. You will:

* Be the leader of our infrastructure and always keep security in mind.* Have a very leveraged impact on the productivity and happiness of our entire team with the tools your build. You'll be the daily recipient of hugs and high-fives from our engineering and support teams.* Enjoy working and deploying technologies such as Chef, AWS, Ruby, Rails, MySql, and Redis. * Always have a background process running in their brains asking: "How can I automate this?"

Email me directly at e.kim@zenpayroll.com

dmritard96 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco - Flair http://www.flair.zone - Hardware/Software company looking to bring HVAC into the twenty first century.

We are looking for 3rd (and possibly 4th).

Primarily interested in an Industrial Designer/Mechanical Engineer who wants to take a product from early beta to market.

Also interested in a UI/UX pro not afraid to code. If you comfortable taking on some marketing responsibilities that's a big plus.

We have some funding and are willing to share significant equity for the right person. We will be working in China as we near manufacturing in a couple months - more information if you ping me privately.

dan a t flair.zone

AaronLasseigne 3 days ago 0 replies      
OrgSync Dallas, TX. Full-time.

Frontend / Backend / Full-stack / DevOps

## Job Summary

We're looking for a programming virtuoso to work alongside a small team of developers and designers committed to building a robust, performant and scalable web application that our users love. You have an attention to detail and a professional curiosity that extends beyond the workplace. You will work in a mostly autonomous environment, so you have to be just as awesome at getting things done as you are at composing elegant solutions.

Most of our code is written in Ruby and runs on the Rails stack backed by a MySQL database, but we also incorporate other technologies such as Node.js, Memcached and Redis. We use GitHub for version control and our infrastructure is entirely hosted via cloud services.

This is a full-time position at our headquarters in Dallas, TX and includes a competitive base salary, a full range of benefits, stock options, and an awesome team of creative people by your side.

## Requirements

- Passion for developing excellent software and an appreciation for elegant code

- Strong understanding of web services and REST concepts

- Strong understanding of relational databases including complex queries and optimization

- Experience writing object-oriented software guided by tests

- Strong understanding of performance optimization and caching techniques

- Being comfortable in a polyglot environment a plus

- Open source project contributions a plus

- Ability to play "Careless Whisper" on saxophone a plus

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

## Links

Open source: http://devblog.orgsync.com/open_source/

Blog: http://devblog.orgsync.com/

Openings: http://www.orgsync.com/company/careers

morgante 4 days ago 0 replies      
New York, NY | Remote possible | Cafe

At Cafe, we're building tools for scalable storytelling: we're improving the quality of writing on the internet through technology. With great publishing tools (our CMS is awesome) and sophisticated analytics (we're building systems which crawl the social graph to discover the appropriate audience for every story), we're helping great writers to reach massive audiences.

We're hiring software engineers & data developers. If you'd like to make the web a better place while using cutting edge tools (Docker in production, isomorphic javascript, etc.), please get in touch!

More info here: http://www.cafe.com/careers

dbuxton 4 days ago 0 replies      
Arachnys - London, UK - https://www.arachnys.com/jobs Full time, permanent)

We're building the next generation of international business research tools - lots of data, heaps of automation, Hadoop, ElasticSearch, etc.

We have several open positions but front-end engineers - preferably with experience managing and testing large front-end codebases - are particularly welcome.

Our new offices near Angel station are particularly beautiful (all credit to our hosts GoCardless). We are profitable and growing in a very different, technically complex market.

Send founders@arachnys.com a link to your github if you'd like to be considered.

wattenberger 4 days ago 0 replies      
Umbel Austin, TX


Umbel is building the infrastructure by which companies own, control and access their consumer-centric data. Our platform enables customers to leverage their data rights and create tangible business value. We take employee satisfaction and growth seriously. We also expect a lot in return. We are currently seeking top-notch talent to join our fast-growing and dynamic engineering organization at several positions:

* Python Developer

* Operations Engineer

* Front End Developer

* Go Software Engineer


More information about Umbel and the opportunities we have available: https://www.umbel.com/engineering/?source=Hacker+News

peter_mcrae 4 days ago 0 replies      
Symantec Mountain View, CA

-- Principal Front-end Engineer --

Symantec's eBusiness team is rebuilding our global stack with one that relies on modern open source technologies. We do over a billion in revenue online each year. We are seeking an experienced engineer to be a technical lead for the front-end engineering team.

You write code every day, enjoy delivering complex projects, are passionate about leadership, and looking to grow into a management role. You make others around you better and people love working with you.


Great developer and teacher

Strong understanding of utilizing MV* for front-end applications

Experience developing, deploying, and running NodeJS applications in production

Please reach out to peter_mcrae at symantec.com.

artursapek 4 days ago 0 replies      
Codecademy - New York, NY

We are working on a way for people to learn employable skills for free. This week we shipped our latest release - a new learning platform that enables people to learn programming in a real dedicated server environment, all in a browser. The first content we shipped on it is a Ruby on Rails course:


Building this stuff is a really fun technical challenge on many levels, and there are exciting developments on this new platform in the pipeline.

I really enjoy working on Codecademy. Send me an email with your resume/Github/info if you are interested in applying: artur@codecademy.com.

murtza 4 days ago 0 replies      
Marketo (http://www.marketo.com/)

Locations: San Mateo, Portland, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Tokyo, New York, REMOTE

Background: Marketo provides easy-to-use marketing software that turns marketing from a cost center into a revenue driver.

Roles: Software Engineer, Front End Engineer, Solutions Consultant, Account Executive, Sales Development Representative, Technical Consultant

Apply: http://jobvite.com/m?3IzZMgwN


Any questions? Please email me at mmanzur@marketo.com

wdewind 4 days ago 0 replies      
New York City NYC Union Square Area -

Justworks is hiring across the board, especially engineers. We deal with storing bank numbers, social security numbers, EINs etc., as well as moving money around and the fraud complications that come with it, so we are looking for experienced engineers who are comfortable developing in an environment with that level of risk (sorry, no junior candidates at this time).

We're building a world class engineering team to create the operating system for business. Come find out what we mean by that:


(or my contact info is in my profile, feel free to reach out if you have any questions)

samingrassia 4 days ago 0 replies      
We are small team working on data products for internet retailers.

Full-stack Engineer/Data Engineer @ Adchemix (SF, Boston or REMOTE)

- a grandmaster in at least one of these (Python, NodeJS)

- use git

- have built production crawling/scraping/indexing code

- have built production ETL code

- have built production dashboards and reporting

- extra points if you have done stuff with D3.js or other data visualization

- built cool things on top of AWS


- bootstrapped

- profitable

- distributed team

- SF and Boston basedemail me sam@adchemix.com or connect with me on linkedinwww.linkedin.com/in/samingrassia/

andrewmb 4 days ago 0 replies      
FSL3D (Las Vegas, NV) http://www.fsl3d.com/

We manufacture laser 3D printers, laser cutters, and other digital fabrication equipment for customers ranging from hobbyists to industrial manufacturers. We're profitable and growing extremely rapidly. Please send resumes directly to me (email in profile).

Current Openings:

Electrical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Full-stack Web Engineers

Engineering AidesLab Assistants

MarketingSupport Engineers

Open to INTERN; VISA support provided for exceptional candidates. Students graduating in Spring include transcripts with your resume.

toreriklinnerud 2 days ago 0 replies      
New York, London, REMOTE, VISA


We're looking for Ember and Ruby on Rails developers, some experience preferred. We have a mix of in-office and remote team members.

jack7890 4 days ago 0 replies      
SeatGeek New York, NY Full Time We're a search engine for tickets and live events.

Director of Finance We're looking for someone to lead and build out our finance team. Details here: https://seatgeek.com/jobs/director_of_finance

Web Engineer We're looking for someone who loves building for the web. Everything else (professional experience, where in the stack you fit, the languages you've used) is up for grabs. Details here: http://seatgeek.com/jobs/web_engineer/

dangoldin 4 days ago 0 replies      
TripleLift - New York, NYWe're an adtech company in the native space and are growing quickly. We help website owners monetize their sites by getting rid of banners and putting a bit of JavaScript that will allow them to include dynamically generated ads that match the look and feel of their site.

We're hiring across the board and our stack is Angular on the frontend, Node + Java on the backend, and a bunch of Python/R thrown around for data analysis. 2015 will be the scaling year so if you're interested in working on tech that scales and helping build out an engineering team that scales definitely reach out.

If you have questions feel free to reach out - dgoldin@triplelift.com

paradox95 4 days ago 0 replies      
Outbound (https://outbound.io) is looking for a front end engineer. Be engineer #3 at a funded, growing, promising startup.

Our web client is a static Angular app interacting with a Go api. You will OWN the web client and focus on the javascript aspect while working closely with our UI-centric engineer (who is capable of much more) and our server engineer to make the web client a flawless experience.

1-2 years at early stage startup would be ideal but if you're confident you can be THE javascript engineer on the team, email me and we'll talk.

Location: SOMA, San Francisco, CA Email: travis[at]outbound[dot]io

jszumski 4 days ago 0 replies      
LOCATIONS: Richmond, VA; Reston, VA; King of Prussia, PA; Charlotte, NC

CapTech Consulting: http://captechconsulting.com

We're a midsize consulting firm primarily serving the mid-Atlantic region. A wide variety of roles are available: Engineers who know any of Java, iOS, Android, .NET, Sitecore, and/or front-end web development. Non-development roles include project managers, analysts, and quality assurance.

CapTech has good benefits, 401k matching, generous paid time off, and a great work/life balance.

If you're interested or have any questions, please email me directly: jszumski@captechconsulting.com

encore2097 4 days ago 0 replies      
Sugarcube - San Francisco, CA


We currently working on shipping our first product - a wireless HDMI cable for all your portable devices. It lets you seamlessly stream from any device and OS (iOS, Android, Win, Mac, Linux, etc..) to a HDMI enabled screen.

Get in touch with us if you are passionate about:

  - ARM based mini-computers,   - the Android platform / boot2gecko,   - Go,  - Wi-Fi,  - and building beautiful, simple and fun products.
Send an email to jobs [at] getsugarcube.com with your resum (or CV) and tell us about your passions and what "simple" means to you.

DustinCalim 4 days ago 0 replies      
Corqboard.org Safely buy, sell, and connect around campus.


Located in sunny(not today) Palo Alto, CA. We connect college students with the things they need and have a lot of fun doing it

Current positions can be seen at: https://www.corqboard.org/careers


or a quick list:

Chief Content Officer

VP Marketing / Growth

Senior rails back-end engineer

Senior front-end engineer

Community Leader (at your school)


Tell us why you're interested at careers@corqboard.org

biomimic 4 days ago 1 reply      
Redwood City, CA | Berkeley, CA | Richmond, CA

Intern Software engineer: Amazon AWS, Linux, Python, Javascript

At: http://www.propelx.com

About: Propelx provides investors with a platform for obtaining due diligence on deep technology start-ups.

Contact: biomimic@gmail.com


Ref: "Larry Page - Silicon Valley has become short-sighted; too few investors are chasing breakthrough technologies" - http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/3173f19e-5fbc-11e4-8c27-00144...

realdlee 4 days ago 0 replies      
BuildZoom (YC W13, http://buildzoom.com) - Software Engineer and Data Quality Engineer positions - San Francisco

BuildZoom is a marketplace for remodeling and construction services that is changing the way people approach home improvement. With over half-a-million monthly users, we're the fastest growing company in this enormous sector of the market.

We're looking for software engineers and data quality engineers. Full details at www.buildzoom.com/jobs. Feel free to reach out to me with questions (DLee@buildzoom.com)

doxcf434 4 days ago 0 replies      
Epic Games, Inc. - Bellevue, WA & Cary, NC

- Sr. Online Systems Engineer (Bellevue) (http://goo.gl/h624vQ)

- Tech Ops Engineer (Cary/Bellevue) (http://goo.gl/yw0aKl)

- Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) - Web Services (Bellevue) (http://goo.gl/lySbY2)

Full list:http://epicgames.com/careers

carlatqueue 4 days ago 0 replies      
Hi we're Queue Software based in Raleigh NC looking for infrastructure architects and engineers, back end and front end developers.

We are a fast growing software startup specializing in a web-based mobile development platform that allows users to make complex cross-platform native mobile apps without needing to code, and then the system handles the building, publishing, and hosting of the application back-end and database. Please check out our website at http://www.queuesoftware.com and the careers page for more details! Thanks

ivanzhao 4 days ago 0 replies      
. ==================== Notion San Francisco ====================

"We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us"

The goal is to democratize software. Quite a shame that 30 years into personal computing, an average person's interaction still caps at word-processing. We'd like to change that.

A beautiful loft/artist office in the Mission. Best investors out there.

You will be part of the founding team. You need to be able to make or design things and think conceptually.


rasengan 4 days ago 0 replies      
London Trust Media, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

We are behind the Private Internet Access brand (VPN) and are highly committed to privacy.

Our office includes a ping pong table, award winning rooftop pool, free happy hour from 5-6 every weekday and even playstation(fifa tournaments).

We are looking for:

- Ruby on Rails Dev(s)

- Java + Swift + Obj-C + JS Dev

- Not technical administrative assistant

Please send your resume to jobs@privateinternetaccess.com

We have a 4 day (@ office) + 1 day (@ home Friday but you're more than welcome to come in if you want) work week.

imdane 4 days ago 0 replies      
Parklet - San Francisco, CA - http://www.parklet.co

We're building Google's internal tools for everyone.


- Growing from 5 to 15

- Cash flow positive

- Seed funded (unannounced)

- Working with fast growing companies such as Twitch, SendGrid, Path and Mixpanel

- Founded in 2012

We're looking for:

- Software Developers (Full-stack)

- Product Designers


Email me at dane@parklet.co

burnout1540 4 days ago 0 replies      
HelloSign - San Francisco, CA - http://www.hellosign.com

We're the easiest way to sign documents online


- Real revenue

- Real backing from top venture firms (not announced)

- Growing fast and expanding our team from 30 to 40

We're looking for:

- Software Developers (Full-stack)

- A Sr. Front-end Engineer (React, SASS)

- DevOps


chrisdl 4 days ago 0 replies      
Suitey | Front End Dev(s) | New York (NYC) | Full time

Give an email to jobs@suitey.com or email chris@suitey.com (CTO and also.. me)

Looking for senior to mid level front-end developer. Your gonna have to be quite experienced in CSS (SASS) or JS (or both!). If you like to define yourself as an architect, that would be a good sign =).

More info on our jobs page https://suitey.com/jobs (bonus points if you find the easter eggs hidden on it).

damon_c 4 days ago 0 replies      
Reelio.com - NYC http://reelio.com

We connect brands with creative people for their advertising needs so creative people can quit and/or never ever get day jobs.

It's a funded startup run by pretty smart people. Flexible environment. Get the job done and nobody cares when or how much you work.

We need web people and data science people who love some of Python, Django, Angular, CSS, Bootstrap, Postgres, MongoDb.

email in my profile.

pohungc 4 days ago 0 replies      
Osmo | Palo Alto | http://playosmo.com | UX/UI/Graphics Designer

We are building digitally-augmented tabletop games for kids! We're small (about 13), well-funded, and are now selling our product through our website and Apple stores across the US and Canada.

Looking for an awesome UI/UX/Graphics designer. Send me your portfolio, no elaborate cover letter needed :)


milewska 2 days ago 0 replies      
Beneath the Ink (beneaththeink.com), Location: Boulder, CO. We are making eBooks better.Looking for CO based senior Javascript developers (3+ years professional experience min). Send applications to alex@beneath.ink.
statictype 4 days ago 0 replies      
Chennai, India Full-time developers.

Help us build our SAAS Smart Cities/Smart Workplace Solution.

Our software typically integrates with real-time subsystems in buildings (think lighting systems, security systems, AHUs, CCTVs etc...) which we monitor and control as part of what we do.

We did the Internet Of Things before it was a buzzward.

We need a full-stack developer. We have interesting problems to solve.

Mail me at <haran at ecyber.com>

darrennix 4 days ago 0 replies      
42Floors (http://42floors.com)

Location: New York and San Francisco

We are hiring:

- Operations

1) Head of Operations

2) Recruiting Manager

3) Operations Coordinator

4) Vibe Manager

5) Research Associate

- Sales

6) Sales Manager

7) Account Executives

More information: https://42floors.com/jobs

infer 4 days ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA


- Team: ~25 heads, 10 engineers from MIT, Berkeley, CMU, Google/Google Research, Facebook, Y Combinator, Microsoft Research, Palantir, Jane Street, IBM Research, Yahoo! Research, ...

- Investors: Red Point, Andreessen-Horowitz, Sutter Hill Ventures, 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 and data scientists 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 effectivelyQUALIFICATIONS

- 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

yavery 4 days ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, California

Montreal, Quebec

Many open Software Engineering positions (back-end and front-end)

Want to be part of a great company, disrupting and revolutionizing the cloud industry? Join AppDirect, with many open positions both in San Francisco and Montreal.

See http://info.appdirect.com/about/careers for more details.

kefeizhou 4 days ago 0 replies      
Marketir - NYC / New York - Full-time and Intern

Marketir is a early stage startup building career network and tools for sales professionals. We're a small team of engineers looking for another full-stack python developer to take on a lot of responsibilities. We use python, flask, angular, D3, mysql, mongodb, vagrant, ansible and more.

email jobs@marketir.com and tell us about yourself!

manpageman 3 days ago 0 replies      
Australia ideally. Asia Pacific generally acceptable. OpenStackers. REMOTE possible.

Aptira is a profitable early stage startup delivering OpenStack to global customers.

Details at https://aptira.com/company/careers

frabcus 4 days ago 0 replies      
ScraperWiki, Liverpool, UK - Data Scientists

We're always looking for people interested in Python, Go, Data, visualisation and so on.

At least get in touch to say "hi!" for a coffee!


roybarberuk 4 days ago 0 replies      
Roy&Co(UK) Looking for a front/backend Javascript developer to build modern single page web apps and work on existing saas ideas currently in development.

Ideally Node.js, but other javascript platforms considered.

would prefer in-house but remote is ok.

Contact details: http://royand.co

finnh 4 days ago 0 replies      
InsideSales.com - Provo, UT (I commute from Park City, which is a fantastic place to live).

We need Senior engineers w/ varied skillsets: APIs in PHP, APIs in C#, Perl mail wrangling, Angular front-end, big-data / hadoop / spark fun backend work. Salesforce, Apex, Visualforce too.

k1w1 4 days ago 0 replies      
Aha! - http://www.aha.io - Menlo Park, CA or REMOTE

Hiring Rails developers

Aha! is changing the way that software is developed by helping Product Managers get their mojo back. Learn from startup veterans and be part of a rapidly growing, profitable, exciting environment.

edent 4 days ago 0 replies      
Slough, UK. https://thelab.o2.com is looking for a lead iOS developer.

No rockstars, please.

We're a "start-up-within-a-business" trying to create innovative services in 6 weeks rather than the 6 months a telco usually takes.

reubendoetsch 4 days ago 0 replies      
Recombine - recombine.com

Recombine is a genetic testing and research company. Our stack consists of Scala, Javascript and Ruby.

We are looking for Scala platform, frontend and Rails engineers.

Investors: Firstmark Capital

Contact: reuben@recombine.com

geverett 4 days ago 0 replies      
Hitlist (New York, REMOTE ok)Android leadSeed stage, raised money, award-winning app that helps you find cheap flights. Details: hitlistapp.com/jobs/android-lead
rememberlenny 4 days ago 0 replies      
New Yorker Magazine in New York City is hiring front-end (JavaScript-able) web developers.

Contact Leonard_Bogdonoff@condenast.com to learn about what our team is producing.

pouloum78 3 days ago 0 replies      
france http://www.budget-telecom.comwe are hiring a senior dev to help bringing our backend to the next level for energy services, playing with java, nodejs, es,cassandra,php and open.job is located in paris or montpelliercontact eemploi-si@budget-telecom.com
spooneybarger 4 days ago 0 replies      
TheLadders - On site, Full time, NYC

We're hiring for a number of positions. Backend jvm engineers. Front end javascript developers. iOS, android, data engineer.

If your interested in working in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment, we might be the job you are looking for. We invest in our people, providing an annual training stipend, excellent health care, unlimited vacation and more.

Drop me a line to discuss specific positions: sallen@theladders.com.

Check out dev.theladders.com to learn some about the engineering team

papaonlegs 3 days ago 0 replies      
feverishaaron 4 days ago 0 replies      
mPATH (http://mpath.com/careers.php) | Palo Alto | Remote Possible

mPATH makes it easy for regular people to assemble and deploy mobile apps to their colleagues. We're focused on making enterprise data accessible while on the road.

We have an immediate need for a Sr. iOS Engineer/Team Lead.

BillFranklin 4 days ago 0 replies      
Go / Angular devs. Optional remote. https://www.lavaboom.com/jobs
ljlolel 4 days ago 0 replies      
Terminal.com - San Francisco - Engineer

Simple, fast, powerful computing environments

untilHellbanned 4 days ago 0 replies      
Here's a form I created to help Founders find each other. I'll post the data to HN and then my personal website http://timrpeterson.com if people use it.


cjbarber 4 days ago 0 replies      
NOT A COMPANY OR A JOB BOARD, Just a relevant piece of information

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[1]: Why join a breakout company? http://www.breakoutlist.com/why/

siddarthd2919 4 days ago 1 reply      
Anyone want a project/program manager?
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bambootalent 1 day ago 0 replies      
Bamboo Talent - New York, NY

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Ask HN: How do you deploy static JavaScript apps?
2 points by sebslomski  18 hours ago   4 comments top 3
stevekemp 14 hours ago 0 replies      
There are two real questions here:

* How do you host your javascript applications?

* For your given host how do you deploy?

Some applications I have are powered by node.js, others are served behind nginx. For both case I tend to deploy either via a plain rsync, or via a git push.

gingersnap 18 hours ago 0 replies      
I have a static angular app deployed to S3. I'm using the AWS CLI tool (http://aws.amazon.com/cli/) to deploy and I thinks it's pretty convient. You can also use CloudFront with S3 to get a real CDN.
jchmura 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I've used Divshot before and it works well for static apps.


Ask HN: Managed bare-metal hosting recommendation
10 points by karterk  1 day ago   11 comments top 11
callmeed 1 day ago 0 replies      
I currently have 6 bare-metal boxes on SoftLayer and 4 managed boxes with Rackspace. I think both are great but both have their pros and cons. You're mainly looking at a cost vs support trade-off.


My 6 SoftLayer servers cost half of my 4 RS servers. So SoftLayer wins on cost. Also, Rackspace prefers contracts so keep that in mind. Don't be afraid to negotiate with them either.


Rackspace on the other hand, excels with regards to support. You can call Rackspace at any time if you have an issue. They also seem to be more proactive with monitoring and preventative stuff (they will call you and say "Hey, this thing was failing so I fixed it"), whereas SoftLayer's monitoring is robotic and they don't do anything unless you file a ticket. RS also provides managed backup and it's been great for us (keep in mind we do traditional hosting, not a multi-tenant app).

I've only had one major incident with SoftLayer (swapping out a RAID controller went bad and resulted in 6ish hours of downtime). No major incidents with Rackspace. So, Rackspace wins on support.


Both have multiple data centers and performance seems great (though I don't have actual benchmarks to prove that). Most of our servers are in Dallas.

One thing I like about SoftLayer is you can get things up faster. A new server is setup real quick (within hour(s)) whereas Rackspace can take a couple days.


I have 2 Rackspace t-shirts and 2 SoftLayer t-shirts. So, that's a toss up :)

kfullert 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you were UK I'd plug Bytemark - they provide bare-metal servers where they look after the hardware, you look after the OS/software (https://www.bytemark.co.uk/hosting/dedicated/)

I've been a customer of Bytemark for 10+ years now with different products over time, and I'm continually impressed with the service (and what they give back to the community) time after time

RealGeek 1 day ago 0 replies      
I have had great experience with LiquidWeb. They offer fully managed dedicated / cloud / vps servers. They will even manage all software stack for you. They will even do things like "install Nginx with php-fpm and optimize mysql". If there is any problem, they will usually fix it before you notice it.

They usually post specials on WebHostingTalk deals forum.

dholowiski 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've been using a dedicated server from liquidweb for about 3 years to serve several high traffic Web sites at work. The only problems I've ever had with it are ones I've caused. You can pretty much get any level of 'managed' that you want, which is nice. They are not a 'cheap' host though. My server is about $230 a month. But it's worth every penny, and more.
dangrossman 1 day ago 0 replies      


They are the most used hosting service behind EC2/PaaS/Linode for startups.

It's not managed, but neither was EC2. You order servers, they build and put them online, then you are given the IP and root password and the rest is up to you.

ohashi 1 day ago 0 replies      
I track a bunch of data on many of the providers mentioned here if you're still unsure.


There's data on LiquidWeb, SoftLayer, RackSpace, Linode and many more.

phantom_oracle 1 day ago 0 replies      
Do you want your own rented hardware and not just virtual machines?

I'd recommend looking into data-centres then.

I'm not sure what you mean by "managed" though. "Managed" (to me) normally means that they take care of the SysAdmin stuff for you.

As far as up-time and making sure the hardware works, that should be included in your rental price.

kunstmord 1 day ago 0 replies      
Rackspace OnMetal? http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/onmetal/I remember reading some not-so-nice things about Rackspace downtime recently though.
chatmasta 1 day ago 0 replies      
I would recommend checking out the marketplace section of WebHostingTalk [1]. You can find good deals and user reviews.

[1] www.webhostingtalk.com

Someone1234 1 day ago 0 replies      
EC2 becomes more competitive when you do reserved instances. You're mostly paying for redundancy, which is something you lose with bare metal servers.
kogir 23 hours ago 0 replies      
HN runs on SoftLayer and I've been happy with them so far.
Ask HN: How much you make working remotely?
93 points by byEngineer  2 days ago   70 comments top 29
putzdown 2 days ago 2 replies      
About $115K/annum working remotelyprobably about the same as if not. As @stephencanon said, an employer that suspected there was a downside in productivity for remote workers (and I'd say it's at least equally likely that working remotely results in higher productivity on average) could assuage their own concerns by remembering the significant (~50% of salary?) savings from not having to pay for air conditioning, heating, security, probably some office equipment (I provide my own printers, for example, since they're not terribly useful for remote work anyway), and various other bits of overhead.
stephencanon 2 days ago 2 replies      
Exactly the same as I would make if I weren't working remotely. I'm doing the same work, and it has the same value to my employer. (If anything, one might argue that remote employees should be paid more, since the overhead costs are often less).
gk1 2 days ago 2 replies      
This would work better as a poll so people can answer anonymously.
incision 2 days ago 1 reply      
I know three people who work 100% remote, full-time for rates equivalent to 130-185k+ per year.

Interestingly, I'd always thought of remote workers as either high-end technical specialists working as-needed or cheap bodies being delegated to.

These folks all fall somewhere in the middle with the common factor being soft / niche skills - they work for sort of places that most people would run away from and work on things the most people haven't touched in years.

Two of them started out on-site, but were so valuable the company was happy to allow remote work in order to keep them on staff.

jasonkester 2 days ago 0 replies      
"Somewhere on the high end of Silicon Valley market rate for the specific thing that I do for a guy who's been doing it this long."

The important part is that the spot on the globe where I decide to plug in my laptop has precisely zero bearing on that bill rate. I'll grant that the offset of having to pay for my own equipment and health care versus having to pay a premium in housing cost and take a huge hit on quality of life so as to be able to commute an hour to sit in a felt cube all day every day does leave me a bit ahead. But then I'd argue that surplus should be captured by me rather than J. Random Software Company.

Never let the poor negotiating position of the others around you affect your ability to negotiate the best deal for yourself. If your counterparty suggests dropping your rate to match the locals in whatever tropical paradise you've had the good sense to set up shop in, it's your job to chuckle softly and say "no. It doesn't work like that."

dejv 2 days ago 1 reply      
About 2500 USD/month, working hour or two a day. I can make more easily, but I already make like 2x of average salary in my country, so I can live comfortably, travel as much as I want to and have time to pursue other projects (running my little winery and working on low cost FTIR spectroscope).
riffraff 2 days ago 1 reply      
I suspect you meant to ask this to people doing commission/independent-developer/consultant-type work, rather then employees that only happen to work remotely, if so maybe it needs to be specified.
zerr 2 days ago 1 reply      
Living in East Europe, working as a consultant (C++, no web dev) remotely for West European company. Making 10x more of what I'd make locally (Senior/Lead role).

I've changed several jobs during the last decade, always tripling the next salary (of course I've never mentioned my previous salary) - and I've always given the rate I asked for.

So, if you want to make more - just ask for it.

malditojavi 2 days ago 1 reply      
With 60% oDesk clients and 40% other remote clients, back in 2012, I did around 17k $ in the whole year. I explained it at the end of this post http://malditointer.net/after-working-1200-hours-in-odesk/
NateDad 2 days ago 0 replies      
I am a software engineer at Canonical working in Go on Juju. I live in Massachusetts and have 15 years of professional development experience and a BS in CS from a decent technical university (WPI). When applying for the job, I asked for (and got) the same salary I'd ask for if applying for an office-based job in Boston (which was a fairly significant bump over my old office-based job in Boston). From what I understand, Boston salaries may be lower than those in SF, but the cost of living probably makes up for the difference.
brunosutic 2 days ago 2 replies      
I'm Ruby on Rails & Javascript developer from South-Eastern Europe (Croatia, Zagreb).I'm working for a client in Chicago, USA and my rate is 40usd/hr.
throwmeaway21 2 days ago 0 replies      
$87.5k salary + equity as a designer/dev type. It's the same pay no matter where I live and is higher paying than my pervious location-dependent job.
3rdwrld 2 days ago 0 replies      
Third world national, living in the third world. $3800 per month working full time (~40Hrs a week
daledavies 2 days ago 0 replies      
I charge about 50 per hour doing freelance e-learning development, but I don't actually take much freelance work on because I'm too scared to move away from full time employment - from which I earn a lot less (roughly 30k a year) but I get 42 days holiday, pension, sick pay and security.
ap22213 2 days ago 0 replies      
150k. Although I work remotely, I still live in the DC area and occasionally go to the office for meetings.
chroman 2 days ago 0 replies      
$40/hr @ 30-40/hr work week. I live in a low-cost country. Tempted to move to Silicon Valley though. I live with the constant battle of wanting to live in the USA or in my home country.
wantsemployment 2 days ago 0 replies      
So how do I find one of these jobs? Do I have to be a genius or master at language or technology X? 20 years of work experience? Can I live on the other side of the planet?
jeffasinger 2 days ago 0 replies      
I work remotely, for a company located about 1.5 hours drive away, though am expected to come into the office twice a month on my own dime.

I make essentially a market rate salary.

GingerBoats 2 days ago 0 replies      
I do freelance, so it varies depending on how I schedule client work. On average, I sit comfortably around $5k a month with a 30/hr work week.
byEngineer 2 days ago 0 replies      
My rate is 65usd/hr on w2 at the moment
processing 2 days ago 0 replies      
$6k per month - if I sell something in new or do a workshop (not remote) 10k.
synaesthesisx 2 days ago 0 replies      
Not entirely remote, but about $30/hour.
jimaek 2 days ago 0 replies      
$2000 per month working full time remotely.
lordbusiness 2 days ago 0 replies      
Above market rates for office-based work.
nrzuk 2 days ago 0 replies      
350pd at the moment as a freelancer
techtonic_ 2 days ago 0 replies      
$650/day on a C2C contract.
itake 2 days ago 1 reply      
$80/hr @ 20-35hrs/week
cybercoder4life 2 days ago 5 replies      
225k this year, its great as long as they don't micro manage you
cybercoder4life 2 days ago 1 reply      
this year 225k, it's great as long as they micro manage you to death
Ask HN: My penmanship has gone to shit, what can i do?
34 points by andrewhillman  12 hours ago   5 comments top 4
a3n 11 hours ago 1 reply      
I am a big fan of this:


I had no penmanship, and I had to print in order to write anything legible. I went through the book, and I now have a usable and readable cursive style, which looks much better than my old printing style. I'm not an artist, so it's not pretty, but it's readable and efficient.

Bonus: the entire book is hand-written in the style that it teaches.

andrewhillman 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Thanks for the comments and book recommendations. After some digging around I found an interesting read. http://www.paperpenalia.com/handwriting.html

Apparently, I need to re-train my muscles, rework everything and then practice. I guess I now have a New Years resolution and goal for 2015. FML!

cl8ton 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Try writing more at least everyday to regain your old penmanship, this is what I do and it helps to a certain degree. Im not sure taking penmanship guides would teach you anything you don't already know?

I thought I was alone in this because I've noticed over the last 10 years my handwriting has become horrible!

joeclark77 11 hours ago 0 replies      
I've been trying to re-learn cursive for about the past 6-7 years and am still not thrilled with it. I find that I tend to try to write too fast, and this makes it sloppy. Something about the connection between brain and paper has been accelerated by typing. When I am able to slow down my writing, so that more thought goes into each word, it looks good. But practice, practice, practice!

Also, try different pens and different paper. I write better with "rolling ball" pens, the kind where ink just sort of flows out of them, rather than cheap ballpoints where you have to press down on the paper. But cheap paper causes the ink to bleed and look messy.

Ask HN: Is the semantic web still a thing?
170 points by sysk  10 days ago   111 comments top 30
bane 10 days ago 8 replies      
A bit of background, I've been working in environments next to, and sometimes with, large scale Semantic Graph projects for much of my career -- I usually try to avoid working near a semantic graph program due to my long histories of poor outcomes with them.

I've seen uncountably large chunks of money put into KM projects that go absolutely nowhere and I've come to understand and appreciate many of the foundational problems the field continues to suffer from. Despite a long period of time, progress in solving these fundamental problems seem hopelessly delayed.

The semantic web as originally proposed (Berners-Lee, Hendler, Lassila) is as dead as last year's roadkill, though there are plenty out there that pretend that's not the case. There's still plenty of groups trying to revive the original idea, or like most things in the KM field, they've simply changed the definition to encompass something else that looks like it might work instead.

The reasons are complex but it basically boils down to: going through all the effort of putting semantic markup with no guarantee of a payoff for yourself was a stupid idea.

You can find all kinds of sub-reasons why this was stupid: monetization, most people are poor semantic modelers, technologies built for semantic system generally suck and are horrible (there's pitifully few reasoners built on any kind of semantic data, turns out that's hard), etc.

For years the Semantic Web was like Nuclear fusion, always just a few years away. The promise was always "it will change everything", yet no concrete progress was being made, and the vagueness of "everything" turned out not to be a real compelling motivator for people to start adding semantic information to their web projects.

What's actually ended up happening instead has been the rebirth of AI. It's being called different things these days: machine learning, heuristic algorithms, whatever. But the point is, there's lots of amazing work going into things like image recognition, context sensitive tagging, text parsing, etc. that's finding the semantic content within the human readable parts of the web instead. It's why you can go to google images and look for "cats" and get pictures of cats.

Wikipedia and other sources has also started to look more structured than it previously was, with nice tables full of data, these tables have the side benefit of being machine AND human readable, so when you look for "cats" in google's search you get a sidebar full of semantic information on the entity "cats": scientific name, gestation period, daily sleep, lifespan, etc.

Like most things in the fad driven KM world, Semantic Web advocates are now simply calling this new stuff "The Semantic Web" because it's the only area that kind of smells like what they want and is showing progress, but it really has nothing to do with the original proposal and is simply a side-benefit of work done in completely different areas.

You might notice this died about the same time "Mashups" died. Mashups were kind of an outgrowth of the Semantic Web as well. One of the reasons that whole thing died was that existing business models simply couldn't be reworked to make it make sense. If I'm running an ad driven site about Cat Breeds, simply giving you all my information in an easy to parse machine readable form so your site on General Pet Breeds can exist and make money is not something I'm particularly inclined to do. You'll notice now that even some of the most permissive sites are rate limited through their API and almost all require some kind of API key authentication scheme to even get access to the data.

Building a semantic web where huge chunks require payment and dealing with rate limits (which appear like faults in large Semantic Networks) is a plan that will go nowhere. It's like having pieces of your memory sectioned off behind tolls.

Here's TBL on this in 2006 - http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/262614/1/Semantic_Web_Revisted.pd...

"This simple idea, however, remains largely unrealized."

There's a group of people I like to call "Semanticists" who've come to latch onto Semantic graph projects, not as a technology, but as a religion. They're kind of like the "6 minute ab" guy in "There's Something About Mary". They don't have much in the way of technical idea, but understand the intuitive value of semantic modeling, have probably latched onto a specification of some sort, and then belief caries them the rest of the way "it'll change everything".

But they usually have little experience taking semantic technologies to successful projects (success being defined as not booting up the machine and loading the graph into memory, but actually producing something more useful than some other approach).

There's then another group of Semanticists, they recognize the approaches that have been proposed have kind of dead-ended, but they won't publicly announce that. Then when some other approach not affiliated with the SW makes progress (language understanding AI for example) will simply declare this new approach as part of the SW and then claim the SW is making progress.

The truth is that Doctorow absolutely nails the problems in his essay "Metacrap" http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm

He wrote this in 2001, and the issues he talks about still haven't been addressed in any meaningful way by professionals working in the field, even new projects routinely fall for most or all of these problems. I've seen dozens of entire companies get formed, funded and die without addressing even a single one of these issues. This essay is a sobering measuring stick you can use to gauge progress in the field, and I've seen very few projects measure well against any of these issues.

Semanticists, of both types, are holding the entire field back. If you are working on a semantic graph project of any kind and your project doesn't even attempt to address any of these things through the design of the program (and not through some policy directive or modeling process) you've failed. It's really hard for me to believe that we're decades into Semantic Graph technologies and nobody's bothered to even understand 2.5 and 2.7.

If your plan to fix problems you're experiencing with your project, the reason it isn't producing useful results, is to "continue adding data to it" or "keep tweaking the semantic models" you've failed.


"The Semantic Web is not here yet."

No, I've rethought this, the SW is not like Fusion, it's more like Communism.

irickt 10 days ago 5 replies      
The semantic web is now integrated into the web and for the most part it's invisible. Take a look at the timeline given in this post: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3983179

Some of those startups exited for hundreds of millions, providing, for example, the metadata in the right hand pane of Google search.

The new action buttons in Gmail, adopted by Github, are based on JSON-LD: https://github.com/blog/1891-view-issue-pull-request-buttons...

JSON-LD, which is a profound improvement on and compatible with the original RDF, is the only web metadata standard with a viable future. Read the reflections of Manu Sporny, who overwhelmed competing proposals and bad standards with sheer technical power: http://manu.sporny.org/2014/json-ld-origins-2/

There's really no debate any more. We use the the technology borne by the "Semantic Web" every day.

andybak 10 days ago 2 replies      
I'm still waiting for a comprehensive rebuttal to Cory Doctorow: http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm

Just to clarify - I don't think his arguments demolish all aspects of the case for 'the semantic web' (however ill-defined that term is) but if he's right then it severely circumscribes the kind of content that will ever have useful metadata.

At the same time, we are getting better at inferring context without needing metadata. There is so much more data coming from this source (i.e. the "sod metadata, let's guess" methodology) than from 'intentional' semantic sources.

So - semantic markup will never be of use unless the content is coming from a source where the metadata already exists. It will largely be useful to 'database' styles sites rather than 'content' style sites. Think directories and lists rather than blogs and articles.

(Question to front-end types. Are people still agonising over section vs aside, dl/dt vs ul/li under the impression that it makes any damn difference? Angels dancing on the head of a pin...)

pudo 10 days ago 1 reply      
For what it's worth, I spent last month trying to use RDF tooling (Python bindings, triple stores) for a project recently, and the experience has left me convinced that none of it is workable for an average-size, client-server web application.

There may well be a number of good points to the model of graph data, but in practice, 16 years of development have not lead to production-ready tools; so my guess is that another year will not fix it.

Here's a write-up: http://pudo.org/blog/2014/09/01/grano-linked-data.html

brandonb 10 days ago 0 replies      
Peter Norvig put it best: "The semantic web is the future of the web, and always will be."

(For what it's worth, the startup school video that quote comes from is worth watching: http://youtu.be/LNjJTgXujno?t=20m57s)

joostdevries 10 days ago 2 replies      
The way I see it that technology has been on the cusp of being succesful for a long time.

What the reasons are is largely a matter of opinion. In my opinion there are several possible reasons:- the 'semantic' idea of 'strong' modeling of the world lost out to a competing approach that uses probabilistic models. The latter models don't require coordinated effort by humans and thus scale better. - the semantic approach also suffered from academicians myopically going over the same millimeters of theory for decades. And losing sight of matters of practicality.- The fundamentals of the semantic technology seem rather brittle to me. With that I mean that a tiny difference in the reasoning axioms can make the whole reasoning intractable. That might be anti-tethical to the 'tinkering until it works' approach that software engineers often use.- Somehow a broady applicable killer application didn't turn up. But that's a result as much as it might be a reason.

There's still use for the technology though. If you need to unify data that follows subtly different datamodels I'd be hard pressed to think of an alternative. Which makes me wonder whether intelligence agencies use the technology. F.i. I remember a reference given by Oracle of the US Geospatial Intelligence Agency using their quad store.The new moniker 'linked data' emphasises this aspect. Government agencies do struggle with having to relate data that are obviously related but conceptually, legally subtly different. And they do spend quite some attention on linked data. They seem to stay mostly within the RDFS realm and do not stray into more interesting OWL applications.But even in government circles I get a whiff of the solution-looking-for-a-problem vibe that hounded the semantic web for so long.

Fannon 9 days ago 0 replies      
I've looked into Semantic Web Technologies for a year now and trying to come to a personal conclusion at the moment. This is my current state, through some of this may be premature:


* I can see that the semantic annotation part of it is spreading. Schema.org / JSON-LD might be the first pragmatic solution that I can imagine actually getting more widespread acceptance. Especially if currently existing Frameworks / CMS add support by default.

* Semantic Annotations are helping big companies like Google to make their products smarter and this is happening right now.

* Semantic Web tries to solve some real problems, not just "academic" problems. Information and Knowledge is indeed rather unconnected which reduces its value tremendously. Right now APIs grow to make this mor accessible, but there are many problems unsolved.

* SemanticWeb has some truly interesting ideas and concepts, that I've grown to like. Of course nearly every one of them could work without buying the whole Semantic Web. But still, I think some very interesting ideas come out of that community.


* It takes a lot of time to understand the Semantic Web correctly and learning about the technologies behind gets soon very mixed up with a lot of complicated and rather uncommon concepts, like Ontologies.

* The tools (even Triplestores) feel awkward and years behind to what I'm used to as a web developer. There are a LOT of tools, but most seem to be abandoned research project which I wouldn't dare to use in production.

* It gets especially complicated when entering the territory of the Open World Assumption (OWA) and the implications that has on reasoning and logic. Say you want hard (real-time) validation because data is entered through a form on a website. Asking some people from the Semantic Web Domain, the answers varied from "I don't know how to do this" up to "Its complicated, but there is some research... , additional ontology for that...". I'm kind of shocked since this is one of the most trivial and common thing to do in the web. And I really don't want to add another complex layer onto an already complex system just to solve simple problems. Something's wrong with the architecture here.

* OWA might be interesting, but most applications / databases are closed world and it would make many things very complicated to try fit it into the Open World Logic. OWA is an interesting concept and makes sense if you are building a distibuted knowledge graph (Which is a huge task and only few have the ressources to do it), but most people will want to stay closed world just because its much more easy to handle. The Semantic Web seems to ignore reality here and prefers to be idealistic, imho.

* This sums up to me to one big problem: The Semantic Web Technolgies provide solutions to some complex problems, but also make some very easy things hard to do. As long as it doesn't provide some smart solutions (with a reasonable amount of learning / implementation time) to existing problems, I don't see that it will be adopted by the typical web developer.

* There are not enough pragmatic persons around in the community, that actually get nice things done that produce that "I wan't that, too!" effect.

tckr 10 days ago 1 reply      
Absolutely. Given the constant progress in extending schema.org and new works like JSON-LD and Hydra (http://www.markus-lanthaler.com/hydra/) I think we are (slowly) aproaching a state where we will see adoption of semantic schemas in APIs and website in a wider scale.
georgespencer 10 days ago 1 reply      
Tantek is still alive, if that's what you mean.

Jokes aside: microformats started to get pretty good traction, but the biggest challenge (as I see it) has always been adoption in software, rather than encoding the data itself.

Flock was the great white hope in this space for a browser which (somewhat sensibly) used the semantic web to enrich people's lives, but there wasn't really a killer app for it. It did a lot of interesting stuff, but none of it was omfg can't live without youuuuu.

If browser vendors start building great features to take advantage of the semantic web, then developers will start adopting and consumers will start [tacitly] demanding it.

Interesting point: if you go back to the SciAm article which kickstarted a lot of interest in the semantic web amongst relative laypeople, then you'll find that actually it's not dissimilar to where we are today, but we are getting there without the semantic web.

sgt101 10 days ago 0 replies      
In 2003 I was in an EU project (Agentcities) that did interoperability demonstrations for distributed knowledge applications. We had to develop and use ontologies for ticketing, transport - and a few other similar things.

My honest expectation was that building these ontologies would take about a week of group effort. As I remember it we were still at it months later.

This convinced me that the SW was a bust. Moreover one of the roadblocks we hit was very illuminating to me.

Creating the ontologies and onward development/extension of them was hard because the tools were so poor (also other things like it is just... hard) but the lack of tools was widely noted as a clear issue.

No one did anything about it. We had protege then, and lo it is so now.

charlysisto 10 days ago 1 reply      
Good ideas don't always follow a linear path. The buzz around semantic web probably didn't mesure at the time all the obstacles it would find on its way. Agreeing on categories is one of them but IMHO, the biggest one is legacy content and the inertia it carries on change.

I use dbpedia on a toy project and really appreciate it although I only use a very shallow portion of its possibilities. And it's still very brittle on the edges. Also I don't see it taking any momentum if it's not embraced by more of the big content players.

An interesting question would be : would semantic web favor google ? It would certainly help it index content but wouldn't also deprive it from its search monopoly ?

Thiz 10 days ago 2 replies      
Semantic web was replaced by an API.

See, people was tryimg to ram information down the throat of the presentation layer, and what for if our eyes were never to see it?

If you need meaning, ask for it gently, an API will provide it. And leave html alone.

sktrdie 10 days ago 0 replies      
As a beginner semantic web researcher I believe it is very successful. Just came back from an international semantic web conference [1] where a variety of useful, interesting and important things have been presented.

I want to stress that the semantic web will probably always be a more academic field rather than "the next big thing". Similar to the artificial intelligence field or other academic fields that don't always have to lend themselves to "help industry make more money".

Nonetheless lots of our technologies are being used by industry (startups and enterprises). But again, our success doesn't depend on industry adoption. It depends on how useful the things we research about are from a research point of view - which is sometimes more theoretical.

As an example, most semantic web people think RDF is a more useful model than ad hoc data models because we care about generality and serendipitous reuse of data. Industry rather cares more about simple and efficient and fast tools.

All in all I hope some of our findings can be useful to industry and adopted by many startups but I hope we'll always find a niche where we can do things that industry can't afford to do. In a way, semantic web exists as an academic field precisely because it's unexplored by industry. If it were widely used, perhaps we'd never need academic fields as industry would take over. I hope that never happens for the semantic web.

1. http://iswc2014.semanticweb.org/

bastawhiz 10 days ago 0 replies      
One of the biggest barriers to the semantic web is the barrier to entry. Scraping web pages are hard. Parsing HTML (which probably doesn't validate) is hard. Extracting semantic meaning from parsed HTML is hard.

Even once you've piled on the libraries and extracted the bit of information that you need, what do you do with that data? You process it a bit and store it in some kind of data structure. But at this point, you've could have just pinged the website's API and gotten the same data (and more) in a data structure.

It turns out it's a heck of a lot easier to return a blob of JSON than it is to process text in markup on a page. And smaller, as well: JSON often takes up far less space than the corresponding markup for the same content. That's a big deal when you're processing a very large amount of information.

There's the promise that AI will someday make this easier: if you eliminate the parse-and-process-into-a-data-structure step and just assume that an AI will do that part for you, you're in good shape. But that's nowhere near being a practical reality for virtually all developers, and APIs eliminate this step for you.

Even if you use something like HTML microdata, there's very few consumers of the data. Some browsers give you access to it, but that doesn't make it extremely useful: if you generated the data on the server side, why not just make it into a useful interface? Or expose the data as raw data to begin with? Going through the extra effort to use these APIs is a redundant step for most use cases.

coldtea 10 days ago 1 reply      
It was never a thing, outside of some fringe companies (academic spin-offs and the like) and some academic research inspired by Tim Berner's Lee's ideas.

Oh, that, plus, the misappropriation of the term "semantic" by the designer community for BS like working with DIVs instead of TDs and having hierarchical document sections in HTML documents (ad-hoc per website), something that never gave any particular advantage, not even for screen readers (which were from the start designed to cop with the mess that document structure in the real world is).

jacquesm 10 days ago 1 reply      
Nobody will ever agree with anybody else on what the right hierarchy is for any given set of metadata so I think that hierarchies will eventually die off. But tags are metadata too and they are getting more and more common. They're unstructured in many ways (and therefore messy) but they do a pretty good job where hierarchies failed to gain good traction.
hocuspocus 10 days ago 0 replies      
As someone who had to implement PoC's using semantic web at a big company, I'd say it's still limited to academia and very specific fields in the industry (like bio-medical research).

On an anecdotal note, no recruiter has ever contacted me because of these particular keywords on my LinkedIn profile.

kriro 10 days ago 0 replies      
Not sure about the semantic web as defined but there's quite a bit of metadata in some places. Last time I checked a full tweet was 4kb in size which is quite a lot for 140 chars of text :)

If metadata is useful it will be used but pre-emptively adding semantic information to everything seems pretty unlikely.

mqsiuser 10 days ago 1 reply      
The company of my professor went bankrupt in 2012 (Ontoprise). Not sure if they dissolved totally by now.

AI failed (again). I never understood where "Intelligence" lies if the only thing you can do is infer: If A --> B & B --> C, then also A --> C ("we don't do anything else since that won't be logic" & then bloating it and naming it "Reasoner").

If you can't spin of quickly from academic ideas (like Google search) it will just be ongoing research binding masses of people on the wrong things (to pursue). Don't tell me they chose to,... still influenced and finding out later that it wasn't worthwile.

Academia thought it's the next web, but it wasn't. The Web 2.0 was the next web then, leaving the semantic web in the dust.

"When I see the semantic web (of trust) be done (properly), this is basically when I can retire" (Tim Berners-Lee ~2004).

Just my (honest) thoughts (as s/w who spend a significant amount of time on RDF/OWL et al at university).

padde 10 days ago 0 replies      
Wikidata is a good example where "semantic web technology" is really useful, imo.


blablabla123 10 days ago 1 reply      
Like 10 years ago some people said Web 3.0 will be either the Internet of Things or the Semantic Web.

IoT is becoming a reality, both technology wise but also financially. But Semantic Web? Some ideas of it are there but I think we are not there yet.

FWIW the W3C has several standards for semantic information and there are even more in progress. I'm having the impression though that the field is still heavily academia focused.

math0ne 10 days ago 0 replies      
Google has recently started to embed some semantic elements into search results: http://googleresearch.blogspot.ca/2014/09/introducing-struct...
kirkyz 10 days ago 0 replies      
The semantic thing - modelling language nodally - is inevitable. if you get it - it is simple - the question is when. tools will enable nodal linking as standard when the need to communicate becomes blinding. today google has their internal nodes as we all see - and how powerful its intelligence grows by the day as a result of their nodal step change. but it will not be the only creator of coherence - it will not want to be - as that is stupefying. We all need external predication (not by unstructured text alone - although I note that text is our evolved method of creating a node - just a little rougher than a GUID.) Tools to link will be created so information points can fluidly relate to each other. If we talk to computers today, why will they not talk to each other tomorrow. Is that far away? So then we must just ask if the SW framework is well conceived. Personally I like the simplicity and power of attribute value, and an ID that I can relate.
rainhacker 10 days ago 1 reply      
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Ireland specializes in semantic research: http://www.deri.ie/
CmonDev 10 days ago 0 replies      
People suddenly decided that languages designed for no more than interactive documents are good enough for apps. We need to wait until the js.MVC craze fades as it should.
roboben 10 days ago 2 replies      
was it ever a thing outside of an university?
auggierose 10 days ago 1 reply      
It's funny, I asked exactly the same question in a seminar about 2 weeks ago. The answer I got was, there are about 500 researchers assembling to talk about it (somewhere in Italy, I think), why don't you ask them?
eskimobloood 10 days ago 0 replies      
Whats about facebooks open graph?
mindcrime 10 days ago 0 replies      
What happened?

The Semantic Web happened, and is still happening. But most people don't notice, because the Semantic Web isn't, for the most part, about being visible to end users. But every site using microdata, microformats, RDFa, etc. IS part of the Semantic Web.

Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc., are all using elements of the Semantic Web.

Just because the average end-user isn't writing SPARQL queries doesn't mean the Semantic Web isn't around.

Are there still startups working in that space?

We are. I just gave a presentation on using Semantic Web tech in the enterprise at All Things Open last week, and a related talk at the Triangle Java User's Group earlier in the week, where we showed off a lot of the ways we are using the SemWeb stack.

Are people still interested?

Judging from the response to the two talks I just gave, I'd say yeah.

For more on my take on this topic, see:


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msh 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I would wait for the anandtech review, their reviews are second to none.
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