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Sleep as a Competitive Advantage nytimes.com
405 points by robg  2 days ago   171 comments top 41
rayiner 1 day ago 7 replies      
The key takeaway is this:

> The research is overwhelming that the vast majority of us require seven to eight hours of sleep to feel fully rested, and only a small percentage require less than seven.

I'm sometimes envious of people I meet that can function well with little sleep, but I resign myself to the fact that I wasn't dealt that particular card. You can't compete with those folks by simply trying to ape their habits.

cheald 1 day ago 0 replies      
When I left my cubicle job to strike off on my own in 2007, one of the most valuable lessons I learned was "sleep when you're tired".

7 years, a couple of businesses, and 2 (soon to be 3) kids later, I manage to still be able to work and play very hard without feeling chronically tired or burnt out, and I'm convinced it's because I sleep when I need to sleep (and don't when I don't). If it's the middle of the work day and my body is saying "sleep!", then I'll go take a 2-hour nap, which completely revitalizes me. If I've been up for 20 hours and am still going strong, am thinking clearly, and am not feeling tired, I stay up. Sometimes I sleep for 5 hours, sometimes I sleep for 11.

(It's worth noting that this only works with kids because I have my wife's support - she holds down the fort while I sleep, and visa versa. We play active defense for each others' sleep.)

This has had a couple of effects. First of all, it means that whenever I'm working, I'm actually working. I don't have those days where I just stare at my screen blankly, unable to get any significant momentum like I did before. Secondly, it made me able adapt to varying sleep needs (which is amazingly helpful with kids). I'm not really on a particular circadian rhythm. On a typical day, I might be up from 10 AM-2 AM PST, but then I'll travel back east and the next day I'll be up from 3 AM-7PM PST without any real difficulty.

I realize that not everyone has the luxury of being able to take naps or sleep for as long as they need it, but if you have some flexibility, start listening to your body, rather than toughing it out from 9-5 "because that's what you're supposed to do."

Also, as a side note: Use f.lux - when I started using it, I noted a drastic shift in how I get tired. Before, I would just go and go until I hard-crashed; now, I start feeling tired slowly over time, which makes it much easier to go to sleep at the right time.

dang 1 day ago 2 replies      
Robg, who posted this, is a longtime HNer whose current startup makes a watch that monitors your stress level. He wears the watch all the time and told me that one of his biggest lessons from it so far was about sleep. Rob, do you want to repeat that here? I thought it was interesting; maybe others would too.
japhyr 1 day ago 3 replies      
I like to run long distances, half marathons and mountain runs. When I'm in shape, I can run reasonably fast; I can get close to 7-minute miles on hilly half marathons, and place in the upper quartile in mountain runs.

I have gone through some times in life where it's been really hard to sleep properly. My kid is three years old now, and he still interrupts my sleep patterns. I'm a teacher, and I never sleep enough during the busy time at the start of each school year. When I'm not sleeping enough, I feel it in my running. My muscles are fine, my cardiovascular system is fine, but something isn't there. I can maintain my mileage, but when I try to push myself, I just come up empty.

The best approach I've ever found to help me get enough sleep, was to get rid of my alarm clock. Not using an alarm clock ensures that I get the most out of the sleep that I do get each night.

socrates1998 1 day ago 1 reply      
Honestly, I think a bigger issue is what time we actually go to sleep.

I think a lot professionals just don't get to sleep on time for the required 7-8 hours.

If you get up at 6 or 7 in the morning, that means you are deep asleep by 10 or 11 pm.

I just don't think a lot of sleep deprived people are doing that.

At least that's alway been my experience.

austinz 1 day ago 0 replies      
"a person who is sleep deprived has no idea how functionally impaired he or she truly is. Most of us have forgotten what it really feels like to be awake."

I can attest to this. I went through a months-long phase where I got about four to five hours of sleep a night, mostly because I was going to bed around 4 or 5 AM. Only after I began going to bed at a more reasonable time and getting more sleep did I realize how much my mood had suffered and how much worse my ability to concentrate and solve problems had been.

jusben1369 1 day ago 1 reply      
It was explained to me that a small % of people can get by with less than 8 hours sleep. Those people then often move to the top of the org chart either as founders or management in larger companies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given their lack of need for sleep, they're not big believers in the value of sleep and napping. That's why you'll see these articles every 3 - 6 months and nothing will really change.
blrgeek 1 day ago 3 replies      
Naps save me every time. Just when my work starts flagging and quality starts dropping, a 20min nap makes me feel almost as fresh as I am coming into the office in the morning.

Most others at work feel awkward about taking naps - even with me evangelising naps :o)

rcthompson 1 day ago 2 replies      
I wish I could take naps during the day when I get fatigued, but unfortunately I have severe sleep apnea, so unless I sleep with a CPAP machine, I don't actually get any rest. And my CPAP machine isn's something I can bring to work.
dlevine 1 day ago 0 replies      
About 10 years ago, I was talking to Aaron Iba, and he told me that one of his biggest advantages over other programmers is that he makes sure to get a good night's sleep every night. At the moment, I kind of dismissed it, but in hindsight, I think that he was dead-on.

Sure, getting enough sleep won't magically make you a genius overnight. But it will allow you to maximize the potential that you have.

rqebmm 1 day ago 1 reply      
Sleep and I have a rocky relationship. I'm terrible at falling asleep, and even worse at waking up, but boy have I learned to value it.

I can't nap, because I literally can't sleep anything less than 4 hours. Friends and relatives have tried yelling/shaking/banging pots and pans, but the only thing that will wake me is cold water to the face.

However, I've found taking a few moments to meditate can do wonders when I'm getting that run-down-man-I-could-use-a-nap feeling.

soup10 1 day ago 0 replies      
Being able to set my own sleep schedule was a driving factor in wanting to start my own business. The tyranny of early wake ups and long commutes left me pissed off, grumpy and unable to work to the best of my ability at school and jobs.
webwielder 1 day ago 2 replies      
Too bad the body is often pretty lousy at honoring requests for quality sleep even when we make the time.
semerda 17 hours ago 0 replies      
All good and great that people write about the value of power naps. And I totally agree of it's value. I love power napping. The energy boost & mental clarity it provides is awesome.

But, I am still yet to see a startup/mature business declare proudly that they encourage nap time and/or list that in their benefits web page. Maybe some already do? But I haven't seen any yet. Please share links.

I am curious to see whether the reality of the business world allows for this natural boost or are we still deep down driven by old fashioned work ethics.

awjr 1 day ago 0 replies      
Working from home helps a lot here. I've found starting the day with exercise (30 minute cycle ride) helps kick start my alertness. I split my lunch, I'll eat quickly at my desk around 12, then work for a couple of hours, then take a nap around 2pm. Seems to set me up for the afternoon.
elwell 1 day ago 0 replies      
> Most of us have forgotten what it really feels like to be awake.

Reminded me of this relevant TED Talk:


jotm 1 day ago 0 replies      
The quality of sleep is important, too. Sometimes, you get that 6 hour sleep that feels like an eternity and you are reborn when you wake up. Most of the time, we get 8 hours of mediocre sleep - guess which one's better?

There also seems to be a Ballmer's peak to sleep - too little and you're deprived, but too much and you're groggy and slow. 7 hours seems to do it for me - I am well rested, yet still on that invisible edge that makes my body push harder when I need it, unlike a seemingly good 9 hours of sleep, after which I just can't seem to engage that certain drive that makes me think quick and be creative.

krmmalik 1 day ago 0 replies      
I just woke up from a mid-afternoon nap and read this. What a lovely co-incidence.Tony Schwarz is still the ultimate when it comes to productivity. I first came across his material when watching Eben Pagan's "Get Altitude" seminar, and I have to say, what he said in that video was life changing. I've since seen the video a number of times. I don't think there's anyone else out there that explains it -- or even gets to the crux of the points -- like he does.

I've implemented many of his ideas over time (his book is good, but I still found the seminar to be better).

- Avoid multi-tasking. Anything that is an interference will reduce productivity- Create more physical energy by expending it- Be mindful of your emotional and spiritual energy. It works like a pyramid.

I'm not as disciplined as some of my friends who I watched this material with, but I will say, it's had a great impact on my life.

This whole idea that you need to work into the night, or around the clock is absurd. Our bodies aren't made for it.

up_and_up 1 day ago 0 replies      
All hours of the night are not created equal!

I am happy with 5-6 hours a night + 20-30 mins of meditation in the morning.

But I always get to bed by midnight!

I used to work in the evenings until 1am or 2am and then sleep later. But I found getting up early (5:30am-6:30am) and working in the morning made a huge difference. Working late in the evening made me feel weak and stressed out. Working in the early morning after meditating makes me feel like I am serious seizing the day.

This is with 3 kids, busy job, hectic schedule etc.

I have tested this out on myself for the past 5 years.


robg 1 day ago 0 replies      
The corollary that he leaves out - Sleep appears to wash away toxins that collect during the stressful day. Sleep seems to be a form of garbage collection.


hyperion2010 1 day ago 1 reply      
I always try to get 8 hours a night no exceptions. I gave up caffeine 2 years ago and really haven't needed it. Many of my colleagues get about 6 hours a night and tell me they feel like shit. That said, my PI is one of the rare people who only needs 3-4 hours a night and the guy has published over 500 papers and has read nearly everything published in or tangentially related to neuroscience. On average he probably gets and extra day of productive time a week which is a huge advantage.
girvo 1 day ago 0 replies      
I agree entirely! I absolutely love naps as a way to increase mental performance, and they're comfortable to boot. The issue I have is that I can't quite see myself having one in the office at work... I mean, perhaps I could get away with it, but those who don't understand the power of a quick nap to get your mind refreshed and working at 100% capacity would probably think I'm odd.
kordless 1 day ago 4 replies      
I'm a big fan of naps. I take one around 2PM or so, usually for about 15-20 minutes.
cmwelsh 1 day ago 0 replies      
Add a yoga class to your lunch schedule... usually the final resting period is a great time to grab a 15 minute nap and get ready for the afternoon.
njoglekar 1 day ago 0 replies      
If anyone is interested, we did an AmA about the benefits of and science behind sleeping and napping a while back: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1vyuz2/iama_scientist_...
jonathanjaeger 1 day ago 1 reply      
I would much rather have less sleep + a 15-20 minute nap in the evening than no nap and an extra 45 minutes sleep at night. Luckily at 7pm it's not hard to take a power nap at the office in the conference room on a bean bag chair. I wish most offices made it easier for people to take naps as it's proven productivity would rise.
Bahamut 1 day ago 0 replies      
I learned early on the value of sleep - a good amount of rest allows you to be focused longer during dredges of work.

From my own experience, it helped immensely during grad school, and it helps me now with my career. I almost never have to wake up for an alarm - I naturally wake up at a good time, without the added stressor of a hurried morning. All it takes is a little discipline and advanced planning to get yourself prepared.

d23 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm jealous of those high-energy folks that seem to be running around on even 7 hours without feeling exhausted. Whether I get 7 hours or 12 hours, I feel the same: sleepy.
logfromblammo 1 day ago 0 replies      
The problem is that Western culture, particularly the Anglophone subset, is generally against sleep, equating the pursuit of adequate sleep--which vaies by individual--with sloth or laziness. A sleeping person is very obviously not working.

Through two acquaintance connections, I know someone who was assigned night shift work, and then was fired for falling asleep on the job in the first month. The employer made zero accomodations for the fact that he has human employees, and that he put them into a constant state of war with their own bodies to get his money. Pilots have to enlist the aid of regulators and unions to get their airlines to recognize that pilot fatigue is not the pilot's fault.

I suspect that this attitude was probably influenced by Anglo racism against Hispanics, targeting the midday siesta custom. It is somewhat telling that to get an Anglo to sleep around midday, you have to rebrand it as a "power nap", and sell it as a late-day productivity booster.

People in our society can advance to positions of greater authority by sacrificing biologically important things like sleep, leisure, and companionship and temporarily compensating with drugs like caffeine, cocaine, and prescription stimulants. Then they reach their acme, get the executive position, and resume normal work and sleep patterns while pretending to themselves that they could still work 120 hours every week. Then they reason that since they were able to achieve greatness by temporarily sacrificing a lot of sleep, everyone should be able to do a little better by sacrificing a little permanently. They don't particularly care about the science, since they have firsthand knowledge of their own meteoric rise and subsequent success.

Everyone else is stuck trying to defend against continual encroachment on the 40-hour work week, and they are forced to sacrifice sleep by necessity rather than by choice.

Chinjut 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm sure it's true that avoiding sleep-deprivation is useful for "productivity", but, frankly, it saddens me that that this is the way it has to be pitched to get people to pay attention. Avoiding sleep-deprivation is also great for avoiding sleep-deprivation! You feel better and are healthier! Not all of life is (or should be) about productivity, the workplace, competitive advantage, etc.
adocracy 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use the Jawbone UP24 to monitor my sleep, and apparently, whether I'm getting 4 hours or 6.5 hours, I constantly get ~ 3:50:00 of REM sleep. Yes, I'm one of those founders who can get by on less than 8 hours, but I totally recognize the value of naps and wouldn't discourage my cofounders or employees from taking advantage of that.
bgitarts 1 day ago 2 replies      
Has anyone tried polyphasic sleep cycles as a way to get less sleep without losing cognitive function?
6d0debc071 1 day ago 2 replies      
I don't think that people who function well with little sleep have a significant advantage anyway.

I might be wrong, but it seems to me that they can get something like 1/16th or so more done in a day - 1/16th of what? A six month project? Delivering 11 days earlier than the other side on something that takes six months isn't likely to be a make or break point on a contract, even if their whole team could work like that - which they undoubtedly couldn't.

It seems like fuel efficiency for your car. If you go from 5mph to 10mpg it's a huge saving, but going to 40 from 35 is almost negligible.

andyidsinga 1 day ago 1 reply      
best sleep aid ever: the hostory of the decline and fall of the roman empire by edward gibbon.

2 pages for me and im out like a light.

autokad 1 day ago 0 replies      
i find meditation/naps more powerful. getting into the sleep stage totally upsets cycles, etc. at least thats how it is for me
eldude 1 day ago 0 replies      
If you're having trouble sleeping, see my previous comment on the issue:


I used to never be able to fall asleep before 5am.

coulomb 1 day ago 1 reply      
I've heard that the amount of sleep you need is a genetic thing. But is that true? Does anyone know what the main research articles are for that?

And has anyone ever significantly changed the amount they need by lifestyle changes (like daily exercise)?

dokka 23 hours ago 0 replies      
After reading this, I slept for ~8 hours last night for the first time in months. I feel great today! Thanks!
sirdogealot 1 day ago 0 replies      
>The two techniques that most help me to fall asleep when Im under pressure are to write down whats on my mind (to get it off my mind) and to breathe deeply if Im still staying awake in to a count of three, out to a count of six.

A friend of mine once told me as I was feigning sleep one evening as usual to: "just breathe like you are already asleep"

And 5 minutes later I was out like a light.

cleliodpaula 1 day ago 0 replies      
we're so close to understand that we're slightly different for each other, and bio-self-analytics will show us this. we just need 2 or 3 years more. to hack us.
josephlord 1 day ago 0 replies      
I failed to read this article on an iPad because something (I think the floating link on the right) kept jumping me to another article. Of course the website isn't buggy I'm just holding it wrong.
An Introduction to Reactive Programming github.com
369 points by staltz  2 days ago   117 comments top 25
swanson 1 day ago 7 replies      
I've struggled to grok FRP in the past - I hear lots of smart people trumpeting it, but I haven't been able to wrap my head around it. This tutorial was great and I was following along right until it got to the part about modeling the suggestions as streams (https://gist.github.com/staltz/868e7e9bc2a7b8c1f754#modellin...).

That was where everything went haywire for me - my brain doesn't want to think about those UI elements as streams and I instantly tune out and think "this doesn't make sense". I'm curious if anyone else also got stuck at that same part, as well as if anyone has suggestions/ideas for breaking past this mental barrier? Is there a different way of solving the same problem (that might make more sense to me)?

davexunit 1 day ago 1 reply      
I am writing a game engine in Scheme that uses FRP. My implementation may not be robust since I'm the only user, but perhaps seeing what it can do will help someone. My implementation was heavily inspired by Elm.

Blog post with screencast to demonstrate:


Implementation details:


2048 clone written in a reactive style:


Reading the explanation from the Elm folks is what made things click for me:


Edit: Also, SICP has 2 sections that describe systems that are reminiscent of reactive programming systems.

A Simulator for Digital Circuits:


Propagation of Constraints:


xpaulbettsx 2 days ago 2 replies      
A lot of people have reported that they grok Rx* much better once they watch this talk I gave at http://vimeo.com/43659034 - if you understand map / reduce / filter as applied to lists (in C#, "Select / Aggregate / Where"), Reactive Programming isn't too hard to understand if properly explained.
eridius 1 day ago 1 reply      
I thought this was a decent tutorial, but I'm a bit annoyed at the double-click bit. Yeah sure, you can implement some form of double-clicks in 4 lines of code, but it behaves badly. And since the tutorial glossed over it, I have no idea if this is just because the author doesn't realize they implemented a really bad click system, or because it takes a lot more than 4 lines of code to do it right and the author didn't like that so chose to ignore it.

Notably, the single-click stream has a built-in 250ms delay before the click is fired. That's bad. Similarly, the double-click has a built-in 250ms delay even if the user clicks twice within 100ms. In fact, it's not just a 250ms delay from the first click; it's a 250ms delay from the last click before it finally emits the event.

That's a completely unusable way of doing clicks. If that's how you do clicks in FRP, then that's a serious issue with FRP. I have to assume there's a better way, and I'd really like to see it.

The correct behavior is to emit a click event immediately upon a click, but to remember recent history and associate a click count with the event based on whether there are recent clicks. So if I click 7 times in a row at sufficient speed, I should get a click event for every single one, getting 1x through 6x clicks before finally getting the 7x click on the last one.

alipang 2 days ago 0 replies      
Here's an introduction to Bacon.js, implementing a game with eventstreams, if anyone is interested in more.


Paradigma11 1 day ago 0 replies      
Names can change over time but here is how i recall it:

FRP is a development based on the work of conal elliott:http://conal.net/It's main characteristic is that there is a continuous (pull)aspect. Since many interesting domains are not predominantly continuous he and many others had to add a discrete event based component.

Rx is a stream based technology (push). Basically it is a dataflow library with modern functional programming syntactic elements. It does not have a continuous aspect and as such it is not FRP.

By treating Rx as something new we are depriving our self of the dataflow and structured programming knowledge.

TacticalCoder 1 day ago 1 reply      
Great article but there's something I'd like to understand: the article talks about FRP yet writes "(Functional) Reactive Programming" with "functional" between parentheses, why?

Is the 'F' in FRP the same 'F' as when people say that, for example, Haskell and Clojure are FP languages?

Does FRP use the notion of "functions" which are closer to the mathematical definition of a function? For example does FRP try to avoid state and mutable data as much as possible and do the same inputs always lead to the same output? Or is it called "functional" simply because it allows to use things like map/reduce/filter?

If it is "really" functional, I take it it's quite deterministic: can you then take all these streams of events and "replay" them at will, always ending up in the same intermediary state and, eventually, in the same final "state"?

If that's the case, then it's the next thing on my "to learn" list :)

heydenberk 1 day ago 1 reply      
It looks to me like Bacon.js is the community favorite and RxJS is the corporate framework when it comes to JavaScript libraries for FRP. I'm thinking about introducing an FRP library into the frontend stack where I work does anyone have any experience with using either of these libraries (or another) for corporate work? What did you use and how did your coworkers deal with it?
prawks 1 day ago 0 replies      
With seemingly more emphasis being placed on complex pub-sub architectures, has there been any equivalent development of tooling to assist in visualizing/grokking an existing pub-sub application? In my experience at least, pub-sub architecture can be difficult to follow without good tooling (trying to keep all of these coexisting streams in your head when making changes, as asynchronous code is difficult to write a test suite for that could catch mistakes). This is somewhat just the nature of asynchronous programming, but there has been more and more emphasis on that as well with the popularity of highly responsive GUI applications and more computing capacity for background tasks.

Aside from using Visual Studio-esque "find references" to navigate to all of the locations in a codebase where a particular event stream is subscribed to, I've yet to come across much.

peaton 2 days ago 3 replies      
This is super helpful. The example with the multi-click stream is pretty impressive as a demo. Is anyone familiar with the Elm[1] language/library that compiles to JS? Does it facilitate good FRP practice? Or are there any better libraries/languages out there? I've just seen a lot of Elm when I've google FRP in the past. (Followed closely by Haskell.)

[1] http://elm-lang.org/

mjackson 1 day ago 2 replies      
> FRP streams go beyond promises by allowing many returned values. This is pretty nice, and shows how FRP is at least as powerful as Promises.

The fact that you can only return a single value from a promise is a feature, not a limitation. In synchronous code, you can only return once from a function. In asynchronous promise code, you can only fulfill the promise once. There's a parallel.

If you want to "allow many returned values" you can just use a callback. You hardly need a "stream" for that.

shadytrees 2 days ago 0 replies      
We use ReactiveCocoa [0] extensively at work and can't recommend it highly enough [1]. (Although admittedly KVO makes Cocoa almost the ideal platform for reactive programming.)

[0]: https://github.com/ReactiveCocoa/ReactiveCocoa[1]: http://ianthehenry.com/2014/5/4/kvo-101/

nemanja 2 days ago 1 reply      
I also found Martin Odersky's Principles of Reactive Programming Coursera class [1] very helpful.

[1] https://class.coursera.org/reactive-001

moondowner 1 day ago 1 reply      
For those searching for Rx examples, I found these:

https://github.com/fdecampredon/react-rxjs-todomvc TodoMVC implementation built on top of React + RxJS)

https://github.com/eliseumds/react-autocomplete (React + RxJS Autocomplete)

platz 1 day ago 1 reply      
Some additional overview of different reactive approaches:


* responsive (somewhat hand-wavy - basically, don't block on IO)

* scalable (hard to be scalable - many different approaches)

* resilient (hard to be resilient - erlang is king here)

* event-driven (it's hard to not be event-driven these days)

newgame 2 days ago 0 replies      
If you're interested in FRP in terms of GUI programming, as described in the linked article, you should definitely checkout ReactFX [0], an FRP library for JavaFX, and also the author Tomas Mikula's blog [1] that contains very convincing examples of FRP's usefulness for real UI tasks [2].

[0]: https://github.com/TomasMikula/ReactFX

[1]: http://tomasmikula.github.io/blog/

[2]: http://tomasmikula.github.io/blog/2014/04/25/combining-react...

If you are confused by the term FRP and its different interpretations, I tried to summarize them in a stackoverflow answer: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22795062/is-it-possible-t...

wolfwyrd 1 day ago 0 replies      
Lee Campbell's book/site is a good place to start - http://introtorx.com/
scotty79 1 day ago 1 reply      
If you want to learn streams the hard way try to implement any non trivial build process with gulp.js

Just a warrning. Node.js had 3 versions of streams so far and some packages that implement stream functionality don't all work properly with latest version. Also two types bytestream and object stream.

moondowner 1 day ago 0 replies      
RxJava's wiki is also pretty good: https://github.com/Netflix/RxJava/wiki
latentflip 1 day ago 0 replies      
To add another resource to the list, I gave an introductory talk to bacon.js and FRP last year which has similar diagrams to these which I animated with d3 if anyone'a interested: http://vimeo.com/m/68987289
canterburry 1 day ago 1 reply      
How is this different from complex event processing (CEP)? High frequency trading has been using this from day 1.

The real trick is working with historical events and fetch them from disk, otherwise your reasoning time window is restricted to whatever fits in RAM.

steveklabnik 1 day ago 1 reply      
I wrote a little FRP library in Ruby: https://github.com/steveklabnik/frappuccino
X4 1 day ago 1 reply      
There is one thing that really bothers me, I've not found a single a mathematical formula that defines FRP. The closest thing I've found was the "Denotational Semantics" showing the logic behind, which is quite lenghty and leaves a lot of room for variations. I hate descriptions full of buzzwords that, when you look at it closely have really nothing to do with FRP, but are mere tools that help realizing it.

Is there someone who can explain us scholars how FRP can be noted down formaly? Even a link to a page of a paper that shows the formula would be enormously useful. I'll put all the good papers that I've found in the footnoes.

--------The following are a few of the good papers on FRP (ordered by subj. quality). I've read the Elm paper, but it's vague despite having a lot of maths in it. What it really decribes is not FRP, but Elm (also it's not exactly FRP).

[1] https://blogs.janestreet.com/breaking-down-frp/[2] Higher-Order Functional Reactive Programming without Spacetime Leaks - https://www.mpi-sws.org/~neelk/simple-frp.pdf[3] An Axiomatic Semantics for Functional Reactive Programming - http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/ETD/Available/etd-042908-133033/unre...[4] Push-pull functional reactive programming - http://conal.net/papers/push-pull-frp/[5] Categorical Semantics for Functional Reactive Programming with Temporal Recursion and Corecursion - http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~pbl/msfp2014/catsemfrp.pdf[6] Completeness of Conversion between Reactive Programs for Ultrametric Models - http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/people/fdv1/fdv1/Distribution/SeveriD...[7] Fair Reactive Programming - http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~acave1/papers/fair-reactive.pdf[8] A Survey on Reactive Programming - http://soft.vub.ac.be/Publications/2012/vub-soft-tr-12-13.pd...[9] Signals, Not Generators! - http://www.ioc.ee/~wolfgang/research/tfp-2009-slides.pdf[10] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5875929/specification-for...[11] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1028250/what-is-functiona...

The bad thing about all those papers is that a) you need to know Category Theory, b) Temporal Logic, c) Denotational Semantics d) (and optionally Henkin and Ultrametric Models) Unfortunately I'm not yet that smart :( hope someone can bring clarity into FRP

Sorry for the ugly footnote, that's the best I got using HN's formatting capability.

Update: I used unicode spaces, that fixed it.

CmonDev 2 days ago 7 replies      
"Javascript is the most familiar language out there at the moment"

Will people ever stop using this reasoning? Why not pick the best/better language instead?

_pmf_ 2 days ago 3 replies      
> So you're curious in learning this new thing called (Functional) Reactive Programming (FRP).

Chaining is the new goto. Abused, it causes deeply anti-modular, temporally coupled code, which is really really ugly to maintain (good thing rockstar ninja programmers only need to think two weeks ahead).

Why use www? yes-www.org
365 points by bergie  2 days ago   144 comments top 31
adrianmacneil 2 days ago 5 replies      
I used to be strongly in the no-www camp for aesthetic reasons, but have since come around. There are legitimate reasons why having www (or any subdomain) is important in any large site.

The CNAME argument is obsolete since most DNS providers support ALIAS records now.

The static no-cookie argument doesn't really matter since you could always serve static content on a separate domain altogether (ex: fbcdn.net).

However, if you want to run hosted services on subdomains, you run into an important security issue. For example, say you have Zendesk hosted on support.mysite.com. You don't want to leak session cookies from mysite.com to support.mysite.com. In most browsers, you can just specify the cookie domain and it will only be sent to the root domain. However, NO versions of IE respect this (even IE 10+) [1]. So your IE users will always leak session cookies to hosted services on subdomains. In any reasonably secure site, this is unacceptable (especially when you start using other hosted services for status.mysite.com, careers.mysite.com, etc etc).

Unfortunately, this is pretty much impossible to work around, unless you want to ban IE users from using your site entirely.

Solution: Just use www (or any other subdomain, if you want to be different) from the start, and save yourself the headache of migrating later.

[1] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/archive/2009/08/20/winin...

AhtiK 2 days ago 2 replies      
Performance penalty is no longer an issue with AWS: CloudFront support for root domain/zone apex has been there since June 2013 [1].

DNSMadeEasy has ANAME for somewhat similar purpose [2].

It's worth noting that AWS CloudFront works ONLY with AWS Route 53 for the proper latency-based routing with root domains. Yes, DNSMadeEasy ANAME works with CloudFront too but it's not smart about returning the closest edge to the user.

[1] http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/06/11/announc...

[2] http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/press-release/dns-made-easy-intro...

akerl_ 2 days ago 3 replies      
For the opposite case:


excitom 2 days ago 6 replies      
I dislike www since it is the world's worst acronym, having three times as many syllables as the words it replaces.
_greim_ 2 days ago 1 reply      
No reason is given why you should use www. The only arguments presented here are a couple technical issues with having naked domains. But you could have w.example.com or foo.example.com and address those same problems.
cyphunk 2 days ago 0 replies      
> You should use www because today you have a small web site, and tomorrow you want a big web site. Really big.

nope, sorry. i have no desire for my sites to be big. i prefer rememberable to a few, over big. next. can someone tell me why these people are actually pushing www use? So far the reasons they state make no sense. It sound's like a bunch of grammar addicts getting into the technologist scene.

> Twitter, for instance, which does not use www, had to buy new domain names just for static content.

and, who cares? If you become a really "big" website I guess you can afford another domain name.

> You may not run into any of these issues today, but as your web site grows, you eventually will.

What I learned from this. When my site get's so big that I can sniff coke off of male escorts I should hire someone to deal with purchasing more domains for our cookie content issue. thanks, solved.

jpollock 2 days ago 3 replies      
You use www for the same reason that the ftp server is ftp.X and the mail server is mail.X. This allows organisations to have logical service locations separate from their current configured location.

So, www is your web service.

If you'd like a proposal, add a new type of DNS record, like the MX record, specifically for HTTP.

Thiz 2 days ago 1 reply      
A better solution instead of www would be:


The way it should have been since day one.

seoguru 2 days ago 2 replies      

"W" is a letter that is not one syllable, for that would be too few, a letter that is not two syllables, for that too would be too few, but a letter, in fact the one letter of all twenty-six that insists upon blathering on and on in its attempt to twist the tongue and overtax the ear, extending to the full three, yes three--three syllables, the legal alphabetical maximum. But wait, my friend. That is only the beginning. We go on to treble the damages by repeating this freak letter, this monstrosity that is one thing, claims to be two other things, but is really three things, not once, not twice, but a full three times, in a nonometric rhapsody fleshed out to the nines, a compound triplicate triumphant cat-o'-nine-tails tongue-lashing, a nonotuple witches' syllabic brew of treble, treble, toil and trouble.It is enough I say! Nine times enough, in fact.:-)

joeyespo 19 hours ago 0 replies      
> You should use www because today you have a small web site, and tomorrow you want a big web site. Really big.

Isn't this pre-optimizing? You can use naked domains today and redirect tomorrow when it becomes an issue (IF it's still a technical issue we need to worry about at that time).

301 is built for this.

Or, when you do become big, this becomes a tiny issues.

> Twitter, for instance, which does not use www, had to buy new domain names just for static content.

Do you think Twitter struggled to afford this in any way?

> You may not run into any of these issues today, but as your web site grows, you eventually will.

Again, a big company can easily afford this. Do things that don't scale. Worrying about www should not be your initial concern.

d0ugie 2 days ago 0 replies      
Perhaps fewer would avoid using naked domains if we hadn't settled on the visually widest and verbally longest to recite letter. Kudos, twitter.
grkvlt 2 days ago 0 replies      
Since the original TBL web server was at 'info.cern.ch' I think everyone has been Doing It Wrong since then, and we should replace 'www' with 'info' everywhere. I'm off to create 'info.not-www.org', I think...
endergen 2 days ago 2 replies      
Cloudflare recently announced support for CNAME functionality from naked domains. See: 'Introducing CNAME Flattening: RFC-Compliant CNAMEs at a Domain's Root' http://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-cname-flattening-rfc-....

Obviously www. is extraneous if you can get the CNAME functionality.

lnanek2 2 days ago 1 reply      
This is a nice piece about engineering. However, it would be nice to see an A/B test for what the users prefer. The technical drawbacks don't seem large compared to, say, +1% better conversion rate for people seeing your URL in media and typing it into a browser.
sandGorgon 2 days ago 3 replies      
Can someone comment on the SEO implication? I'm no expert,but I have heard it said that the closer your URL is to the http, the higher weight it is given.

For e.g http://ABC.com/my-seo-url vs http://www.xyz.com/my-seo-url

adventured 2 days ago 0 replies      
"You should use www because today you have a small web site, and tomorrow you want a big web site. Really big."

Don't tell these little sites: stackoverflow.com, rapgenius.com, foursquare.com, twitter.com, instagram.com, ask.fm, wordpress.com, imgur.com, vimeo.com, hootsuite.com, github.com

mhartl 2 days ago 1 reply      
It is possible to do 301 redirects at the registrar level in a way that preserves the full path, including query strings? This is, I'd like to arrange for

to redirect to

Is there any way to do this without using something more specific like mod_rewrite?

hexleo 2 days ago 0 replies      
In China, for some people if your web site doesn't use www, they will confused. I told him a domain name, he will add www before. orz
marcosscriven 2 days ago 1 reply      
If only phonetically in English it weren't nine syllables:"dou-ble-u dou-ble-u dou-ble-u"

I recall the first time hearing it in German - simply 'vay vay vay' - much easier!

james33 2 days ago 1 reply      
If your site has gotten "so big," are you really still going to be using Heroku?
everydaypanos 2 days ago 1 reply      
Still in no-www camp!
simonnreynolds 2 days ago 0 replies      
I would argue that www. domains are easier and quicker to read, as the domain is located in the centre away from the leading /
shmerl 2 days ago 1 reply      
> Why should I use www?

You just shouldn't. It's a relic of the times when protocol was embedded in the URL to differentiate ftp from http or gopher.

kolev 2 days ago 1 reply      
URLs without www look uglier to me. The www gives you a visual filler space between the cryptic http:// and the domain, but, again, who cares about URLs nowadays? Also, www makes easy to parse out URLs in text. In addition, people will always try www even if your canonical domain is without it resulting possibly in a redundant redirect and/or dual versions of URL being in existence. Lastly, just like www, .com is here to stay. After so much investment in www and .com from advertising, education, etc., don't expect billions to switch away so easily.
mellisarob 2 days ago 0 replies      
i kind of lovev 'www'
gionn 2 days ago 0 replies      
old but gold.
xyclos 2 days ago 0 replies      
lost me at "webmasters", lol.
digitalWestie 2 days ago 0 replies      
This looks an appropriate use of my time.
based2 2 days ago 0 replies      
kilovoltaire 2 days ago 2 replies      
"Ironically powered by WordPress" is a nice touch.
electrograv 2 days ago 1 reply      
Meta: I'm personally marveling at how such a laughably simple thing ("www." or no prefix) can become such an unnecessarily complicated technical debate due to archaic infrastructure.

As an outsider (non-web software developer), I have to say debates like these hint strongly (IMO) of a cargo cult technology culture surrounding web development. Of course I get that we have to work with existing infrastructure; however I must admit it's surprising so many people seem blind to the idea that maybe the issue shouldn't exist in the first place.

Why Go Is Not Good yager.io
353 points by pohl  2 days ago   354 comments top 34
mustpax 2 days ago 10 replies      
There's something very seductive about languages like Rust or Scala or Haskell or even C++. These languages whisper in our ears "you are brilliant and here's a blank canvas where you can design the most perfect abstraction the world has ever seen."

But, for systems programming, abstractions suck. They always, always have a cost. When abstractions break, you not only have to deal with a broken system but the broken abstraction itself too. (Anyone who has ever seen a gcc compiler error for C++ knows how this feels.)

Therein lies Go's value proposition. It does not make it possible to make things pretty (ugh, nil). It just makes it impossible (ok, really hard) to overcomplicate things. When you write Go code, you can picture what the C equivalent would look like. You want to deal with errors? Here's an if statement. Data structures? Here's a struct. Generics? Here's another if statement, put it inside your for loop.

Obviously, Go is not the right choice of language for most things. When you're doing application development, you may be able to afford the cost of abstractions. But for tools that only need to do one thing and do it extremely well, it's either that or C. And I'm not going back to managing my own memory anytime soon.

eloff 2 days ago 5 replies      
I just spent the weekend learning Go and writing a single writer multi-reader hashtable for threadsafe access. I picked it deliberately because it's against the philosophy of the language, which is to share by communicating instead of sharing data structures directly. It was painful to write:

  // Do NOT reorder this, otherwise parallel lookup could find key but see empty value  atomic.StoreInt32((*int32)(unsafe.Pointer(uintptr(uint64(slot)+4))), val)  atomic.StoreInt32((*int32)(unsafe.Pointer(slot)), key)
However, the non volatile, non unsafe parts of the code were an absolute joy. Testing was a joy, compiling was a joy, and benchmarking was a joy. I was impressed that it allowed me to bypass the type system completely and do nasty, nasty things in the pursuit of performance. I want a language that lets me do nasty things where I must, but that makes the other 95% of the program, and the job of compiling, testing, and maintaining that program easy. Go excels here. Rust, C++, Haskell, Scala will never be good at that because they're too damn complicated (although each of them make the nasty parts a little less painful!)

The end result of my weekend's hacking? On an i7-4770K @ 3.5ghz

  BenchmarkGoMapInsert-4  20000000               110 ns/op  BenchmarkHashIndexInsert-4      100000000               25.6 ns/op  BenchmarkGoMapLookup-4  50000000                78.5 ns/op  BenchmarkHashIndexLookup-4      100000000               17.7 ns/op
About 4x faster than Go's builtin map, for int32 key/value on both insert and lookup. And it allows any number of reader threads concurrent access with a writer without any synchronization or blocking, unlike Go maps. It doesn't allow zero keys, unlike go maps, and it doesn't allow deletes. Hardly apples to apples, but the performance of pure Go code is impressive nonetheless. 200 LOC, not counting tests.

tshadwell 2 days ago 5 replies      
For fear of disagree downvotes: I would say that many of the qualms brought up in this article are problems that are encountered fighting the language.

The problem of 'summing any kind of list' is not a problem that is solved in Go via the proposed kind of parametric polymorphism. Instead, one might define a type, `type Adder Interface{Add(Adder)Adder}`, and then a function to add anything you want is fairly trivial, `func Sum(a ...Adder) Adder`, put anything you want in it, then assert the type of what comes out.

When it comes to iteration, there is the generator pattern, in which a channel is returned, and then the thread 'drinks' the channel until it is dry, for example `func (m myType) Walk() chan->myType` can be iterated over via `range v := mt.Walk(){ [...] }`. Non-channel based patterns also exist, tokenisers usually have a Next() which can be used to step into the next token, etc.

The Nil pointer is not unsafe as far as I know, from the FAQ: http://golang.org/doc/faq#no_pointer_arithmetic

The writer seems to believe that functions on nil pointers crash the program, this is not the case. It's a common pattern in lazy construction to check if the receiving pointer is nil before continuing.

Go is not flawless by any means, but it warrants a specific style of simplistic but powerful programming that I personally enjoy.

personZ 2 days ago 5 replies      
We've seen this same article re-written countless ways. Seriously, this is (intentionally or not) a rewording of every existing criticism of Go, by people who complain that it isn't a language that it isn't.

No, Go's solution to generics is not interface{}. The moment you say that, you have lost. You are trying to fight Go and make it a language that it is not.

Always remarkable that such critiques always focus on the utterly trivial, while absolutely ignoring things like concurrency or composing complex systems. As always, the color of the shed is what the laymen want to argue about.

plainOldText 2 days ago 2 replies      
Reading this article and the HN comments made me realize, how people want to use the same language for everything. Unfortunately, this is not possible, since each language was design with certain use cases in mind. I too, am guilty of wanting a language to do everything, to be fast, memory efficient and also easy to program in.

Perhaps our ultimate quest in terms of designing languages is to design one smart enough that can be used to program toasters and clusters alike. Until then, we might as well use the right tool for the job.

s_kilk 2 days ago 8 replies      
This was a good read. Can anyone comment on whether they find the problems outlined in the article to really be painful in day-to-day go development?

From my initial dabblings with the language, it feels like its constraints may not actually be a big deal in practice, and may even be more of a help than a hindrance in large projects. It would be nice to get some commentary from more experienced go users.

mseepgood 2 days ago 4 replies      
So he wants Haskell. Haskell already exists and has all the features he wants. He should have written his blog in Haskell, but he didn't, and I know why: because a language, which throws all these features together is no longer a practical language. He only sees the benefits of features, not the cost they introduce.
dcposch 2 days ago 5 replies      
> A Good Solution: Constraint Based Generics and Parametric Polymorphism

> A Good Solution: Operators are Functions

> A Good Solution: Algebraic Types and Type-safe Failure

> A Good Solution: Pattern Matching and Compound Expressions

People have tried this approach. See languages like C++ and Scala, with hundreds of features and language specification that run into the thousands of pages.

For an unintentional parody of this way of thinking, see Martin Odersky's "Scala levels": http://www.scala-lang.org/old/node/8610

For additional hilarity, note that it is an undecidable problem whether a given C++ program will compile or not. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/189172/c-templates-turing...


Go was created by the forefathers of C and Unix. They left out all of those features on purpose. Not unlike the original C or the original Unix, Go is "as simple as possible, but no simpler".

Go's feature set is not merely a subset of other langages. It also has canonical solutions to important practical problems that most other languages leave do not solve out of the box:

* Testing

* Documentation

* Sharing code and specifying dependencies

* Formatting

* Cross compiling

Go's feature set is small but carefully chosen. I've found it to be productive and a joy to work with.

koffiezet 1 day ago 1 reply      
To be honest, I feel a lot of people are missing the point of Go, and I think none of the points made are important. The single most important thing about Go is it's simplicity:

For me it is a language that feels like a hybrid between a scripting language and a 'real' programming language. Simple syntax with some powerful, easy to use features, impressive library support for being only a few years old, but compiles (static) to native code.

That fills a gap that Haskell and Rust don't, These more advanced languages sacrifice simplicity for an attempt to be perfect. Go makes the clear statement of being simple above everything else.

Give an average python/ruby/<insert scripting language here> coder the link to "A 30-minute Introduction to Rust" ( http://doc.rust-lang.org/intro.html ), and he/she will give you a strange look and not understand half of what is being said there. In the end they'll conclude it's not something for them. Give it to a C++ coder and he'll say 'oh nice, but I can do that in C++, use Boost<whatever>, because C++ is superior to all!' - and that coder there is their target audience. A decent C++ coder will have invested too much time to learn another language to solve problems he already learned to solve for himself in C++ a long time ago. Rust might be better and would make his life easier in a lot of cases, but still the majority won't make the switch.

Give the same <insert scripting language here> coder the Go documentation, and he'll be off in no time, writing better code than he used to do, producing a single binary which will not be an absolute nightmare to deploy. And that's what every coder of scripting languages has always dreamed of - being able to make programs in a simple straight-forward way, with as little dependencies as possible, without needing a <language X> runtime. On top of that, Go makes cross-compilation dead-easy.

There are a LOT more <insert scripting language here> coders out-there than there are C++ programmers. Giving them Go makes running the stuff they write more efficient confronts them with Git/source control (you would be surprised how many don't know about SCM)

wtbob 2 days ago 0 replies      
Regarding generic data structures, the author should consult the sort package, which has typed generics; much the same approach can be used for generic data structures.

More complex type inference requires a more complex (and hence buggier) compiler.

Finally, the author should investigate the unsafe package; I believe the following code will do what he wants:

  *(*byte)(unsafe.Pointer(uintptr(0x1234))) = 0xFF
Verbose? Sure.

platz 2 days ago 1 reply      
For robots, Haskell is not used directly, but can be used as a DSL to generate the appropriate C code. Here's one example: http://smaccmpilot.org/languages/index.html
andrejewski 2 days ago 3 replies      
I am completely in support of Haskell and functional languages in general. There are some gaps in Go and definitely some glaring problems. But this comparison also only lists the bad. Go is good for what it was intended for which is concurrent programming and server/web application.

Just a note: I don't think it is fair to say Go has absolutely no immutability as it was defined, it does have "const". See http://golang.org/ref/spec#Constant_expressions

otikik 2 days ago 0 replies      
One man's "must haves" are other man's "cruft".
tjholowaychuk 2 days ago 2 replies      
I also don't get why the for-loop uses a "range" keyword at all, isn't that what typing is for, can't it just figure out that the type is enumerable?

I like most of Go so far, but interface{} is possibly the ugliest artifact of a programming language that I've seen, next to pretty much all of c++

Rust and Go should have a baby

vorg 2 days ago 3 replies      
I've recently tryed out Go for its Unicode integration. What I liked at first sight...

* the indexing makes a map[something]boolean act like a set. Sets and maps are so similar it always felt wrong for them to be two separate constructs.

* making exported functions/vars/etc begin with a capital letter. When naming important stuff, it's a relief not worrying about naming conflicts with keywords. When naming locals, just use i,j,p,q,p2 anyway.

* using defer and recover instead of catch and finally. The catch clause is really two functionalities rolled into one and using defer and recover decomplects them.

Other languages should copy those.

What I'm concerned about...

* printf and regex notation are used so much they're really part of the language, but have an entirely separate syntax embedded within strings which must be learnt. But unlike the rest of Go's syntax, they're unintuitive, especially regexes for Unicode. Unicode is meant to be one of Go's strengths. I understand quick parsing is one of Go's primary reason's for existing, but the regex and printf notations could have been cleaner. When you think about it, why are the arithmetic and bitwise operators generally part of a language's primary syntax, but string matching and formatting delegated to sub-languages?

* statements, like if/else and ++/--, don't return values in Go which is hard to get used to. I understand making statements generally be shorter so the code looks good after running through gofmt could have motivated this.

Overall, I think Go's a systems language intended for quick parsing and eliminating C++'s complexity, and the author's comparing it to languages with far higher level constructs. The correct solution is for people to implement languages like Haskell and Clojure in Go, making them execute as fast as possible.

xxchan 2 days ago 3 replies      
Every single thing listed in the article can be added to Go at any point, since it currently has a very minimal feature set. Once something like generics are added, they have to support it until the end of time or risk having an unstable API like Rust did for a while there.
kazuho 1 day ago 0 replies      
Type inference and operator overloading often leads to less-readable code.

IMO when evaluating programming languages, we should not only consider writability but also its readability. This is especially true if many engineers are going to be involved in the development.

It is good to have type inference and operator overloading in terms of writability. Nobody wants to type verbose code.

OTOH some verbosity within the source code helps reading the code. And type information (which type inference and operator overloading tries to hide) is one of them.

So I can respect Go's decision not to support operator overloading / only support some part of type inference.

jvermillard 2 days ago 3 replies      
I'm reading that while doing my daily Java code and I stumble on this error :

Bound mismatch: The generic method immutableEnumSet(Iterable<E>) of type Sets is not applicable for the arguments (Integer). The inferred type Integer is not a valid substitute for the bounded parameter <E extends Enum<E>>

Sorry for advanced type systems but I really want to go back hacking Go code :)

mholt 2 days ago 2 replies      
The author is using a sharp blade as his implication for good: features that make a language more complex.

If the added complexity is "good" to you, then fine. In modern systems, simplicity is a powerful debugger.

Adding all those features that the author talks about -- "Constraint-based Generics and Parametric Polymorphism", "Algebraic Types and Type-safe Failure Modes", and "Pattern Matching and Compound Expressions" -- even if useful, would defeat the purpose of Go.

eikenberry 2 days ago 0 replies      
I agree with almost all points but still think Go is a good language for the long term because it follows in the tradition of worse-is-better design. And while worse-is-better produces systems with a lot of warts, it seems to work better in practice than systems that do it 'right'.
pilif 2 days ago 4 replies      
>I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog)

and yet it goes down once it is posted on HN. I have had some articles of mine end up on HN and I never went down, even when my blog was still WordPress hosted on a machine of mine.

This is probably more of a shortcoming of the various cloud providers than of the language/environment itself I guess.

exabrial 2 days ago 2 replies      
"A Good Solution: Operators are Functions"

NO. No. No.

Allowing users to change the language specification and side effects on a per-file, per-project, per-anything basis is a terrible terrible terrible idea.

"This is all covered in Knuth, and we don't have time to go over it again."

autodidakto 2 days ago 1 reply      
Possible error:

>If you want to modify a data structure, you have to create an entirely new data structure with the correct changes. This is still pretty fast because Haskell uses lazy evaluation.

I believe the issue is persistent data structures -- the new data structure "remembers" the old one (instead of recreating it) and records changes. (Clojure works like this as well) -- and not lazy evaluation.

bayesianhorse 2 days ago 0 replies      
Go is designed to be a niche language. A very big niche, but essentially still a niche: service components in clouds, where computing efficiency financially trumps development times.

Go is more productive than C++, but less so than Python or some other alternatives. Go's tooling, linking and libraries make it useful in the Cloud, less so on mobile or personal computers. And the lack of third party libraries, combined with a relatively slower speed of developing these libraries (again compared to Python, javascript and others) means that Go will have a hard time going beyond cloud services.

ludamad 2 days ago 0 replies      
As a love-hater of C++, Go did indeed feel like nothing new under the sun.
whocares 2 days ago 2 replies      
Sheesh. A laundry list of issues.So why use Go at all?Quit yer whining and just use Haskell or whatever.Go works for some people, not for others.Why hang around and complain? Move on, use something else.
xkarga00 2 days ago 2 replies      
"Go does not support immutability declarations."

Doesn't Go have constants (const) which are immutable? What am i getting wrong here?

ChikkaChiChi 2 days ago 0 replies      
Posting articles about how Go sucks because it lacks generics and operator overloading has become the "I'm going to be different and grow a moustache" of the programming set.

Go is a tool in your kit like any other language. You can't blame the architects for not providing an end all be all solution for every person's needs 100% of the time.

briantakita 2 days ago 3 replies      
This article presumes that everybody wants an elaborate type system. I'm not sure that is the case. I still see an elaborate type system as incidental complexity. I may be in the minority and I may not have worked in domains which benefit from such modeling. Maybe I'm stuck in a blub paradigm.

Here's my reasoning. I'm a fan of human language & domain ontologies. Word definitions are quite flexible & do not have an elaborate type system. I don't feel the need to have a provably correct logical system to have a useful conceptual tool (i.e. analogies). I enjoy ambiguity. Ambiguity can lead to paradoxes, which in turn leads to exploration & novelty.

Strongly typed systems, by default, give me the impression that the domain ontology is figured out on a highly precise level. That is never the case. You can almost always go deeper. Domain language precision is tough to model & express.

I prefer data structures to drive operations. I suppose that a schema is often useful, however I don't feel like I need the programming language to enforce the schema.

I also like to evolve the design, using tests. Tests are really examples to exercise the program's API with expected I/O.

People often equate an evolved programming language/paradigm as being better. In the case of Javascript, they point out that is was created in a few days as evidence that it's "bad". The thing about an evolved language/paradigm is it has evolved down a certain path. That often means restricting the freedom of the programmer to evolve the program down another path. I'm not picking one way to be better than another. However, I do see tradoffs to both approaches. I personally prefer a more flexible language. It can be evolved, as long as the evolution does not restrict my freedom to evolve the program.

jackielii 2 days ago 0 replies      
I see you wrote "It would be nice"
lein 1 day ago 0 replies      
kudos, i totally agree with your arguments.
oscargrouch 2 days ago 3 replies      
Go, Rust, Haskell, come from diffent ways of thinking about how to solve problems using programming languages..

Go aims to be more simple and concise, in the end you write less code to do the same thing, as you would in C++, Haskell or Rust.. because those 3 languages decided to "cover everything" and are worried about other things, creating more burden to the programmer, but with something else to gain

Go is more of a productivity language.. it remind us the we have better things to do in life, and not spend all the time coding, but enjoying that extra time with your family for instance..

Therefore Go is good.. its only MAYBE "not good" for the same thing that Rust, or Haskell are..

Besides.. this is the wrong way to market some technology or idea.. the best way would be "Why Rust or Haskell are Good"instead of envy the success of others..

Its all about tradeoffs.. and i think this article misses the point.. and care only some things that will obviouslly make some languages more fit.. like, if you care more about memory control,type systems and safety.. its obvious that Rust and Haskell will look good and "correct"

But this is not all about it.. theres team working, productivity.. its a balance.. and always depends of the problem domains.. some language are more fit than others.. theres no need for bashing

zkirill 2 days ago 4 replies      
Haskell (with third party library)


main :: IO ()main = quickHttpServe site

site :: Snap ()site = ifTop (writeBS "hello world") <|> route [ ("foo", writeBS "bar") , ("echo/:echoparam", echoHandler) ] <|> dir "static" (serveDirectory ".")

echoHandler :: Snap ()echoHandler = do param <- getParam "echoparam" maybe (writeBS "must specify echo/param in URL") writeBS param


Rust (with third party library)


//! A very simple HTTP server which responds with the plain text "Hello, World!" to every request.

#![crate_id = "hello_world"]

extern crate time;extern crate http;

use std::io::net::ip::{SocketAddr, Ipv4Addr};use std::io::Writer;

use http::server::{Config, Server, Request, ResponseWriter};use http::headers::content_type::MediaType;

#[deriving(Clone)]struct HelloWorldServer;

impl Server for HelloWorldServer { fn get_config(&self) -> Config { Config { bind_address: SocketAddr { ip: Ipv4Addr(127, 0, 0, 1), port: 8001 } } }

    fn handle_request(&self, _r: Request, w: &mut ResponseWriter) {        w.headers.date = Some(time::now_utc());        w.headers.content_length = Some(14);        w.headers.content_type = Some(MediaType {            type_: String::from_str("text"),            subtype: String::from_str("plain"),            parameters: vec!((String::from_str("charset"), String::from_str("UTF-8")))        });        w.headers.server = Some(String::from_str("Example"));        w.write(b"Hello, World!\n").unwrap();    }

fn main() { HelloWorldServer.serve_forever();}


Go (native)

package main

import ( "fmt" "net/http")

func handler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) { fmt.Fprintf(w, "Hi there, I love %s!", r.URL.Path[1:])}

func main() { http.HandleFunc("/", handler) http.ListenAndServe(":8080", nil)}


Yeah, ok.

New Y Combinator Website ycombinator.com
327 points by kevin  21 hours ago   130 comments top 42
minimaxir 21 hours ago 11 replies      
If you've ever wondered what Hacker News looks like to a moderator, now's your chance.


zmitri 21 hours ago 2 replies      
Do I get to be as brutal as Kevin giving design feedback on the new site? :)

The JS affix doesn't trigger off at the bottom so the sticky nav stays fixed http://i.imgur.com/YAqGVoL.png

Mixpanel's logo is forced display:none; on the homepage so it offsets the grid http://i.imgur.com/SV2dLq8.png

Overall this redesign is absolutely fantastic.

PS. Did the valuation required to get on the homepage go up a bit?

sama 21 hours ago 2 replies      
kevin is basically just unbelievably good at everything.
webwright 19 hours ago 1 reply      
Love it! So much awesome design thinking packed into this.

This feels odd: http://monosnap.com/image/koDS9m3j3pz43AQVb2nHpuWwp4CGaq

Seems odd to say "application period is over! Here's an APPLY button!"

Also, S14 seems like an abbreviation that wouldn't be meaningful to non-YC-faithful. Curse of knowledge?

Suggest something like: "Applications open for Winter '15 soon. <link>Get notified</link>" (allowing people to get an email ping when it opens up?) You could have a link to the (non-useful but still educational) "apply" link in the FAQ? Or better yet, if they choose to get notified, say "great, we'll let you know. In the meantime, check out <link>last session's application</link>."

jeswin 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Minor nitpick. I didn't like the alignment of the YC logos on the top and bottom. They look a little misaligned. Maybe something like this is better ?: http://i.imgur.com/J1mzwJk.png (Removed all content except top and bottom
lacus 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Am I really the only one who noticed that there are now women in some of the photos, as well as someone who is non-white/Asian? The design changes are great, too, but this seems a little more significant in terms of messaging. YC has been making more of an effort recently but it was always difficult for me to get past the fact that, according to their own photos, JL is the only woman there, or the only one worth showing in a photo. (This is coming from someone who was wanting to be able to like YC whole-heartedly, not someone looking for controversy.)

I do actually think it's something that gets noticed, just maybe not always on a conscious level, so this is a great and welcomed (and more welcoming) change. Well done, y'all.

talles 21 hours ago 1 reply      
"If what you see makes you worried for Hacker News, I want you to know that I have very different design goals for HN (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7960105)"
sixQuarks 9 hours ago 0 replies      
I love the new site design (on a macbook), but on windows, the font is not as crisp. I love that font on mac though. Which font should developers use if they want crispness in both mac and windows?
colinramsay 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Looks like the images only get loaded as you scroll down, which is a good feature that more sites should do. Seems like there's a fair amount of JavaScript being loaded here, I wonder what non-obvious stuff is happening?
curiouslurker 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Looks good. I was half expecting to see the hipster design that everyone and their cousin seems to be using! I'm glad they chose better!
r_singh 4 hours ago 0 replies      
The new design is good, but thanks for keeping the old one up too.

The old design gave YC an identity in my mind, and differentiated it from the rest of the web.

It conveyed to me that YC didn't have to follow web trends to get people on their website. I visited the website for its superb content.

Rather than making text harder to "digest", the simple display of useful information appealed to me, and was a refresher.

Perhaps, this may not be the preference of many other users.

aikah 21 hours ago 3 replies      
Nice,in my opinion,Sans is better for Titles,and a serif font is better for the body of an article.

Also either push the header to the left,or align the left column with the top of the header,because right now the layout looks unbalanced.


In my opinion the left column is unnecessary.The site could work with 1 column,and the content of the left column could either be push in the header or a footer.

Just my 2 cents ;) Nice Job again,it's responsive !

freshyill 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks great. Meanwhile I'd sell my first born for a few media queries and a max-width over here at Hacker News.
skizm 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Solid redesign. Can't wait for a responsive version on hacker news. I use ihackernews.com now but I occasionally have trouble upvoting or commenting due to api rate limits.
jason_slack 21 hours ago 2 replies      
What's the tech stack for the new website?
ivv 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Why have the "Apply" button link to the expired "Apply to Y Combinator" page? Maybe show it only during the application period, or have the applications submitted after the deadline go to the next funding cycle?
usaphp 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks really nice and clean.The only issue I have is - the margin on the image which makes it look not in line with a set of images from the block above: http://bit.ly/1qh58NC
dm2 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Where can I view a list of all of the past and current startups, their funding, their performance, their current status/worth, current employees, and links to their website in a nice sortable table?

Also, what would it take to get a page of old articles that I didn't view that might be interesting to me based on my previous article upvotes? That would be valuable.

The admin screenshot had several articles from a few months ago that I never saw and the only way for me to see them would be to manually search.

WadeF 20 hours ago 0 replies      
That big "Apply" button screams Wufoo. :-)
goblin89 20 hours ago 0 replies      
The choice of a geometric Futura-like font as primary face for body text always surprises me. Seems like it's just me, though.
grinich 16 hours ago 0 replies      
who wrote the copy for the new site? (it's great!)
chacham15 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Am I the only one who sat there and watched the entire slideshow thinking: "I wish there were captions to all these pictures"?
Aaronn 21 hours ago 2 replies      
The white on the left side is a bug right?


capex 7 hours ago 0 replies      
That 1px dark border around the photo slider...
11thEarlOfMar 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Photo gallery, near the bottom, first YC Class.

Sam standing next to Paul.

return0 20 hours ago 3 replies      
> Since 2005, we've funded over 700 startups

I sometimes wonder how many of these startups made it, and if the success rate inside YC is larger than outside of it (i.e. self funding, crowdfunding etc).

infinitebattery 21 hours ago 0 replies      
I love the new look! A much better, refreshed design that was needed.
jwblackwell 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Looks great! Good work.
jasonlfunk 21 hours ago 3 replies      
How about a mobile friendly version of HN? :)
aestetix 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Damn it now xycombinator.com is out of date.
mrmondo 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Really does look great, very clean well done. Is there any plan to update hacker news? While it's minimal design has some appeal I think the UI really is in need of a makeover.
waitingkuo 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks really clean and nice. And ... It's responsive!! Awesome!
misslivirose 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Great refresh - clean and crisp. The 'Blog' section looks a bit out of place on the home page with the white background and blue text, but other than that I think the new design suits YC well.
evertonfuller 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks great, super clean and crisp.
harryzhang 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks great Kevin!
par 21 hours ago 0 replies      
connection is timing out for me.
pyfish 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Super clean, Super cool, super intuitive.


Applico 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Looks great, well done to your team!
tuhaihe 11 hours ago 0 replies      
benguild 18 hours ago 0 replies      
varkson 15 hours ago 0 replies      
So Y Combinator has gone from 1995 to 2007, wow so amazing guiz. Maybe try again and we might get to 2012. Does HN even use CSS? Probably try that next.
pdeuchler 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Cue patio11 bitching about the call to action and tptacek explaining how the site fails crypto commandments x, y, and z, followed by grellas writing a 750 word essay on the intricacies of the design from an impassioned and impartial point of view.

It matters in high performance Python.

Newegg is now accepting Bitcoin newegg.com
320 points by mrb  1 day ago   203 comments top 10
blhack 22 hours ago 4 replies      
Reading these comments is depressing. Bitcoin isn't a few geeks trading bits over IRC anymore, guys.

To some of the common bitcoin concerns:

1) They're easy to steal! Look at this person who did $something_stupid and had all their coins stolen!

Yeah, sure...and if you had left $10,000 in cash just sitting on your table, the same thief could have stolen that as well. There are stories every single day of people having cash stolen from them. The people keeping that much value stored on their local machine are usually pretty crazy bitcoin evangelicals. These are not normal people who bought some coins on coinbase.

2) It doesn't do $things_credit_cards_do!

No, it doesn't! What you people seem to be missing is that it's a totally new way of transferring value. It has its own quirks, requires its own security models, etc. It also does $things_credit_cards_dont_do! That's why people have an interest in it!

sanswork 1 day ago 13 replies      
Pay 1% more(or 3%-8% more if you have a cash back card and depending on where you bought your coins) to save them 2% and lose all consumer protections in the deal.

It's no wonder there is almost no consumer growth in the bitcoin world while new merchants are announced every other day.

throwaway5752 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Newegg itself is not accepting Bitcoin, it is not keeping a balance in Bitcoin, and it has no exposure to Bitcoin related risk.

It has a payment processor, Bitpay, that accepts Bitcoin. As long as you have a competent engineer on staff, it's about as difficult as accepting PayPal.

It's nice that this is happening, but the headline should be, "BitPay lands Newegg as client". The maturity of the services around Bitcoin helps everyone that holds them, so it's not unimportant. It's just a very, very far stretch from a merchant directly accepting and holding a currency balance in BC.

sillysaurus3 1 day ago 5 replies      
Great. So, when can customers expect their money to be protected after they convert their savings into bitcoin, without trusting their coins to a third party service like Coinbase, and without spending a solid week learning how to safely store their coins themselves?

This is exactly a "schlep blindness" problem that a startup could be solving. Deliver a turnkey solution for consumers to store their own coins. Don't make them learn a labyrinthian set of rules, or worry about what's dangerous or what isn't. Protect consumers, and bitcoin adoption will follow. Large-scale bitcoin adoption can't occur until bitcoin is made safe.

Did you hear about the guy who took his macbook into an Apple store for some routine repairs, and one of their employees made off with his 15 BTC? The employee hooked his harddrive up to a different computer, scanned it for a "wallet.dat" file, saw it was unencrypted, and robbed him. Was it dumb of this customer not to be using encryption? Yes. On the other hand, was it dumb of him to be storing so much wealth in bitcoin right now, given how easy it is to lose your money? Objectively, yes.

This isn't an insurmountable problem, but people have to start working on it in order to solve it.

twodayslate 1 day ago 1 reply      
This seems pretty huge for Bitcoin. Newegg sells much more than computer parts now. Glad to see that Newegg is headed back more to their roots though
ThomPete 1 day ago 1 reply      
A lot of people are missing the point with these large sellars accepting bitcoin. It's not that they expect sales to explode but rather they want to experiment and get a feel for how it works.

There will be a time where crypto-currency will be as normal as paying with credit card or cash.

ghshephard 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Pretty amazing - I went and made a purchase on NewEgg using CoinPocket on my iphone - total time for transaction was under 10 seconds, including the time to scan the QR code, click send, and have Newegg recognize I'd sent payment.

CoinPocket / NewEgg were within $0.15 of their exchange amounts on a $31.89 purchase. So, CoinPocket thought it was $31.89 that I was sending, and NewEgg thought I was sending $31.74.

All in All - Bitcoin made purchasing a lot more easy than having to type in a Credit Card number or login to Paypal.

BenC88 1 day ago 4 replies      
Could somebody explain the reasoning behind "customers have 15 minutes to complete their bitcoin payment before their invoice expires"
pistle 1 day ago 1 reply      
Coinbase and BitPay signing up new retailers doesn't provide me additional belief that bitcoin is viable. The retailer doesn't believe in bitcoin. They get cash out ASAP.

For a retailer, if they think they can move units by partnering with someone who will convert BC to cash, sure whatever. It's like adding PayPal.

You don't see the 10,000,000 new consumers bought bitcoins!!! Who knew cryptocurrency could burn holes in pockets!??!?! articles because that's not happening.

The real problem was never "people don't have a place to spend bitcoin." It was "people don't have time or risk tolerance to manage bitcoin."

halviti 1 day ago 1 reply      
Please don't comment unless you have something to contribute other than an unsupported opinion.

Payment processors like bitpay put cash right into bank accounts, and people at newegg will likely never even deal with a single bitcoin themselves.

If you're sorry a business has found another way to make money with little effort, you're probably not the audience for this forum.

Orkut shutting down September 30 en.blog.orkut.com
311 points by raldi  2 days ago   162 comments top 26
redmaverick 2 days ago 7 replies      
I used Orkut in the early days (from 2004 - 2008). The growth trajectory was similar to facebook. All the elite colleges in India were using it in the beginning and then it rapidly spread across other colleges.

But the thing was:

1. There was no News feed. You had to actually visit your friend's wall to make a comment/see what they were up-to.

2. That other person would know the next day that you visited their profile. This discourages people from taking interest in the lives of others. You didn't want to come across as a creep or having nothing better to do with your time.

3. Communities/Forums were a big thing. There wasn't too much to do so you visited "communities". It became a turf war between Indians, Brazilians and a few other countries over content. So if you were from another country, you would get the feeling of not belonging here. I always thought that it drove people from other countries away.

4. Facebook created a personal bubble/universe centered around you. Discussions on forums/pages were not a high priority. News feed was the game changer. I remember people moving away en masse from Orkut to Facebook around 2007 - 08.

publicfig 2 days ago 6 replies      
"Over the past decade, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off, with communities springing up in every corner of the world. Because the growth of these communities has outpaced Orkut's growth, we've decided to bid Orkut farewell (or, tchau)."

I really kind of find this odd. I'm sure that other services have popped up to take it's place and that it's popularity is dropping, but I really find it hard to believe that they are Youtube (completely different service), Blogger (Which up until now I was under the impression that Google had forgotten that it even owned) and Google+ (More recent and less established than Orkut, and still a small amount of active users). I'm thinking more that non-Google services are the real threats, and that Google just has no benefit anymore in having users in any other service than Google+.

I don't find it odd, however, that another social network owned and operated by Google is shutting down though. While I think it's smart for them to try to consolidate their social strategy, I feel like they're engraining themselves in a service deeper and deeper that will, at some point, work more towards holding them back than allowing them to branch out into new products. That is all an incredible amount of opinion though, so we'll see.

4k 2 days ago 1 reply      
This could have been something. First social network I joined was Orkut in 2004. Back in 2006, it was all rage not only in Brazil, but also in lots of other countries where facebook was virtually unknown (iirc the MAU was over 100 million). In fact, facebook didn't overtake orkut in India and Brazil until 2010 and 2011 respectively.

If google had nurtured this social network instead of ignoring it for years, it might have become credible rival to facebook in markets outside US/EU. Instead, years of negligence and atrocious design decisions turned it into a ghost town since around 2011 or so. One has only to blame oneself.

soupboy 2 days ago 1 reply      
In case anyone from Google is reading this, the link to Google Takeout is taking me to your internal 'moma' sign-in page.
bjano 1 day ago 0 replies      
Similar but less high-profile news: the once biggest hungarian social network site, iwiw.hu is shutting down tomorrow.

Launched in 2002, by 2006 it had pretty much every hungarian internet users signed up who could be bothered by such sites. T-Mobile/Deutsche Telecom acquired it for 4 million euros in 2006 and at the time it seemed unthinkable that it would lose its momentum.

As a result, Hungary was one of the very last countries for Facebook to overtake the local competition, but eventually people with international friends started to sign up for Facebook too and the network effect kicked in: for the past 1-2 years iwiw.hu was in a free fall and one month ago they announced that they would pull the plug completely.

mathattack 2 days ago 1 reply      
Unless you hang out with Brazilians, you would think this had already happened 5 years ago. Even the Brazilians have largely given up, which makes the announcement timed to the World Cup a little less ironic.
dalek2point3 1 day ago 0 replies      
Interesting to see that this happened around when Orkut Buyukkokten, the site's founder recently quit Google for Hello Networks.


scrapcode 2 days ago 2 replies      
What happens to the developers that are on the individual teams what maintain these projects? Are they all dispersed to different areas? Do certain groups that work well together get to stay together? Are some let go?

Google products remind me of HBO's Game of Thrones series. They have so much going on at any given times, they can kill plenty off and still have their head high above water with plenty of forward momentum. What would Vegas bet is next to go?

lewisflude 2 days ago 1 reply      
I think this was a very well written sunset post.
mojuba 1 day ago 1 reply      
On a slightly unrelated note, why do blog sub-sites always lack a link to the main web site? It always takes time to realize the blog site's logo links to itself, that there is no obvious link to the main one anywhere on the page, and that you will have to edit the URL by hand. Such a trivial usability issue.
dennisgorelik 1 day ago 0 replies      
From one of Orkut developers:


  I was in that team from about 2006 to 2008.  We grew the subscriber base, reaching about 40M,  beating FB those days, but FB was catching up.  Seems like FB was doing everything right,  and we did what Larry told us - "improve latency".

jnazario 1 day ago 1 reply      
anyone remember this brouhaha a decade ago where Orkut was accused of stealing source code to get off the ground? including bugs?


JeremyBanks 1 day ago 1 reply      
How did you tell that it was a profile for you, and not for an actual 25-year-old woman from American Samoa who shared your name?
munimkazia 1 day ago 0 replies      
Well, this was a long time coming. No surprises here. I'll fondly remember Orkut though. It was the first social network I really used and participated in. An interesting story: When I was in college, my friend and I figured out a way to see hidden pictures from users using a simple URL "hack". It was quite fun showing it off to friends, before they added an extra hash element to their URLs (if I remember correctly) and stopped our tinkering.
Cthulhu_ 2 days ago 3 replies      
Did Google start Orkut themselves or was this acquired?

Second, wouldn't they rather put it up for sale?

smackfu 1 day ago 2 replies      
Wasn't Orkut invite-only at the start? I wonder how much that affected growth.
thescrewdriver 1 day ago 0 replies      
Another product for the Google chopping block...
Zigurd 1 day ago 1 reply      
Google is cleaning up their slum properties. I bet Google Code will be next to go. Blogger and Sites need either to be EOL'ed or upgraded.
krisgenre 1 day ago 0 replies      
..but what took them so long?
chenster 1 day ago 2 replies      
Why not open source it?
pinkskip 1 day ago 1 reply      
I thought it was big in Brazil and India?
bkamapantula 2 days ago 1 reply      
Strange: FF 30 throws a warning [1]

[1] http://imgur.com/zziDXJt

pseingatl 2 days ago 2 replies      
This proves again that you cannot trust any Google service in the long term. Is Gmail next?
bratsche 1 day ago 0 replies      
I will miss all the lasers.
thebouv 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thiz 1 day ago 0 replies      
Orkut could have been facebook if it wasn't for the stupid name.
An analysis of Lionel Messi fivethirtyeight.com
303 points by napolux  20 hours ago   119 comments top 20
devindotcom 19 hours ago 11 replies      
I love watching extreme outliers in play - its one of the main reasons I watch. Guys like Messi, Jordan, Ali are so high above the standard (and often so different) that they elevate the whole sport just by taking part.
apaprocki 19 hours ago 1 reply      
It strikes me as odd that half the graphs do not have clearly labeled axes. I'd expect all of them to be labeled or none of them -- but some of them? The first one struck me as odd especially since the scales are roughly the same.
pyotrgalois 17 hours ago 3 replies      
If you love football or ftbol (I am from Argentina) you should watch this video called "Messi is a dog":http://youtu.be/pZocxOQUHzs

A really beautiful description of how Messi plays. I almost cried the first time I watched it.

yen223 19 hours ago 1 reply      
That beautiful pass to Angel di Maria in the latest match against Switzerland went a long way towards proving that.
gone35 15 hours ago 3 replies      
As the primary striker for such a juggernaut, it can be hard todetangle Messi's goal-scoring prowess from Barcelona's general offensive dominance. (...) I think this criticism is fair -- and I found it intriguing enough to look into the matter myself.


By now I've studied nearly every aspect of Messi's game, down to a touch-by-touch level: his shooting and scoring production; where he shoots from; how often he sets up his own shots; what kind of kicks he uses to make those shots; his ability to take on defenders; how accurate his passes are; the kind of passes he makes; how often he creates scoring chances; how often those chances lead to goals; even how his defensive playmaking compares to other high-volume shooters.

Yet none of that really addresses the main potential confounder the author acknowledges: most measurable aspects of a player's game --not only (assisted) goals but also even touch-by-touch, more seemingly 'individual' skill measures such as passing success-- are arguably heavily conditioned on the ability of the rest of the team. (Today, for instance, Messi didn't score against Switzerland, and the team was goalless for 117 mins until a tepid 1-0 in extra time (edit: but assisted by Messi! my apologies)... go figure).

A 'matched' design would have been much more appropriate, but I realize it's hard to do sound data analysis on a journalist's deadline.

talles 18 hours ago 1 reply      
Just a curiosity: the word Ronaldo appears 27 times in the article.

edit: Whoa, why the downvote? I'm justing pointing it out that is impossible to talk about Messi without talking about CR7 (and vice-versa).

guard-of-terra 18 hours ago 4 replies      
Maybe he's a living ballistical computer? Or has one built in? I'm actually curious whether there are objective reasons why he's so good.
tauslu 6 hours ago 0 replies      
This is the most dataful soccer analysis that I have ever seen. In US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB), stats are very much used and audience are well aware of them but in soccer (I follow closely premier league, la liga), no such data exist or at least it did not seem so.

Of course, one reason soccer is less dataful is the amount of luck involved in the game. So much underdog achievement is happening which is probably why the game is very much liked (there was a great link that I cannot find which shows the weight of luck of per sport (soccer is being close to the top))

Last comment about the study, given time, they could have considered defense aspect

will_work4tears 18 hours ago 1 reply      
I found this article to be quite interesting, even though I do not follow soccer/football (ftbol?). I find this sort of data analytic to be fascinating. It almost seems like art, what data sets to pull from, how to compare it, etc. How would one, other than brushing up on statistics, get into this sort of field? It seems much more interesting than basic web development.
anuraj 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Maradona and Messi are two different kind of players from two different eras. Maradona is a mid fielder who can control the game from the centre, whereas Messi is forward who excels in striking and last minute opportunity creation. Perhaps greatness of Maradona may be compared to Zidane. It will not be fair to judge a midfielder on the number of goals scored - midfielder is a strategist - which Maradona was.
Pxtl 18 hours ago 1 reply      
Timely since the Switzerland game just happened and Messi only got an assist. The Swiss goaltender was impressive, especially compared to the Argenine goalie who made a few bad fumbles that could have been goals with slightly different luck.
usaphp 18 hours ago 0 replies      

Is there any way to see who is who behind those dots on charts, very interesting.

minusSeven 8 hours ago 0 replies      
The data and the analysis are excellent but I don't think people should rely completely on data to make the analysis as sometimes the data can be misleading.
foobarqux 18 hours ago 1 reply      
A deluge of data but little insight. What am I supposed to take away from this article besides the well-known fact that Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world?
blablablaat 17 hours ago 2 replies      
"This content is not available in your location."

Fuck off.

Shorel 18 hours ago 1 reply      
It would have been great to include older data to be able to compare Messi to Maradona and Pel.
infinitebattery 16 hours ago 1 reply      
I really need to see an analysis of Tim Howard and his blocking ability now.
hmart 16 hours ago 0 replies      
The World Cup star is not Messi, is James Rodriguez.
megablast 12 hours ago 1 reply      
> In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes. With the game in stoppage time and the score tied at 0-0, Lionel Messi took the ball near the right corner of the penalty area, held it for a moment, then broke left, found his seam, took his strike and curled it in from 29 yards.

So he didn't score a goal for the first 90 minutes, or he just wasn't on the field? If he is so good, why did it take him 90 minutes to score the first goal?

Bulkington 12 hours ago 2 replies      
Strictly a casual 'soccer' fan in US, but here are a few problems for adoption of the game--again, as an American sports fan, journalist and media manager. And please, help me understand (and I promise not get into the usual 'no action,' 'too many drama queens' objections--although it is confusing when a player falls down like he's been stabbed, and the player who stabbed him also suddenly falls down.)

Messi is a freakish talent, but how many of his exceptional maneuvers translate into goals? I don't know Messi's ratio, but would Michael Jordan's talent have meant so much if style points didn't also show up on the scoreboard? We make fun of baseball because a successful batting average is three in ten (.300) and .400 is god-like. Messi's miracles pay off, sure, but -- for the casual American fan -- the effort needs to ring the bell or it doesn't count.

Top level competition (Euro leagues) is a completely different game (and vastly superior) to what the kids play here, or even school boys and universities. It's like pro baseball vs. weekend softball. And very few moms and dads, even a full generation into 'the soccer generation' know much or care.

Americans won't go 'all in' if they can't win. Belgium: 11 million people? That's Tennessee and Alabama. The day an SEC team can go to Europe and compete, that's when the US has become a soccer power.

I love the World Cup--once every four years. Those guys are tremendous athletes with freakish skills. But I still don't care. I leave the broadcast on for background noise, like golf or NASCAR or CNN.

Please HN, correct me if I'm wrong.

Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.com eff.org
288 points by panarky  15 hours ago   93 comments top 15
panarky 14 hours ago 7 replies      
This issue is more ethically ambiguous than the EFF acknowledged in their post. The EFF only links to the legal and health forums, while the FBI claims the sites "were used to facilitate prostitution" [0]:

  advertisements for prostitutes... menus of sexual services,  hourly and nightly rates, and customer reviews of the  prostitutes services.
You can see an example of an advertisement here (NSFW): https://web.archive.org/web/20130521131010/http://forum.myre...

I'm not arguing for or against sex work, just illustrating that this takedown is not a clear-cut case of censoring a vulnerable community's non-commercial political speech.

Is the EFF saying the FBI should have targeted specific illegal posts instead of taking down legal material as well? I support the EFF in their important work, but they're more credible and effective when they tell the whole story, including the complicated part.

[0] http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/operators-of-myredbook.com...

chatmasta 12 hours ago 3 replies      
This is a move in the opposite direction of where the government should be going. Sites like Myredbook, Backpage, Rubmaps (and at one time even craigslist) are Hydratic. [1] like Hydra, when you take down one, two will appear in its place. Has the FBI not learned by now that it does not have jurisdiction over the entire internet? New sites can pop up in any non-FBI jurisdiction or on Tor, and there isn't shit the FBI can do.

The FBI needs to accept that shutting down these sites is not a sustainable option. Instead, it should cultivate the sites that are in US jurisdiction, and allow them to operate, so that the FBI can use them to monitor illicit activity.

Prositution is a victimless crime. Human trafficking is not. Unfortunately, without legalizing and regulating prostitution worldwide, it's impossible to disambiguate between an autonomous sex worker and a human trafficking victim. But sites like these can really help with that disambiguation.

The FBI should be working toward this disambiguation. It should be filtering out the sex workers from the human trafficking victims, because the latter are the only actual victims in this business.

The FBI needs to realize that sites like these are an asset to the fight against human trafficking, because they facilitate monitoring and analyzing the market. Shutting down these sites will not even make a dent in the demand for prositution. It will simply drive that demand elsewhere, to underground sites or ones outside of FBI jurisdiction.

This is a loss for human trafficking victims. By pushing this business further underground, the FBI loses some monitoring and detection ability, traffickers are likely angry, and victims lose the benefit of client accountability on sites like Myredbook. This shutdown will not affect the supply of, or demand for, human trafficking victims. It will only worsen their situation and further hide it from authorities.

But hey, the FBI gets some nice PR pieces about their latest big bust! Yeah! Go team! Such a formidable cyber security force!

[1] I invented the word "Hydratic," but it should totally become a thing.

jmspring 13 hours ago 1 reply      
My read is the move was more about the money laundering than either "protecting the children" or "facilitating prostitution".

The site was used by many local agencies to help with busts, etc.

Personally, I am against the takedown. The laws around consenting adults engaging in private transactions should be legalized. My understanding is that the site did have measures in place to help with the underage aspect, but that is from reading more balanced news accounts.

Igglyboo 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Does anyone find it weird that they left the google analytics scripts on the seized pages? Or is it possibly more sinister in that they're seizing the analytic data as well.
myredbookutoo 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Throwaway for obvious reasons. I have been using myredbook and reading HN regurarly too.

I think outlawing prostitution is the stupidest thing ever. Coercion, battery, human trafficking -- these are all crimes themselves and these are what most people are concerned about. It's a waste of time and effort. Removing a site like this will achieve nothing except perhaps endanger some of the sex workers -- think about it. Clients (for there will be clients, no doubt -- does anyone think one advertisment site makes a difference?) can behave in worse ways cos the forums are gone.

delinka 14 hours ago 4 replies      
Were these sites only (or primarily) discussion boards? Were they also used (with or without their operators' consent) to conduct illegal sex trade? If such activities were indeed happening without a site operators knowledge or consent, did law enforcement reach out to these operators in an attempt to curtail this activity? Too little information from EFF on this.

I'll agree that seizure of a discussion forum is truly a big problem. Simply seizing one because someone disagrees with the topics under discussion is a big problem. Not informing the operator of illegal activity before seizing is potentially dirty (e.g. if the operator is not participating in or encouraging the illegal activity.) Seizure of anything without due process of law is unacceptable and must be rectified.

But doing something illegal (regardless of whether it should be), having been brought before a court, having failed to defend oneself or overturn the law, and having property seized ... well, that's how it should work.

So how did this particular case go exactly?

harrystone 13 hours ago 0 replies      
"Today we also lost extensive online forums for a community of sex workers to keep each other safe, screen clients, and blacklist predators."

I'm hopelessly cynical at this point in my life, so I'm not surprised at all that our government sees that as facilitating prostitution.

myredbookuser 13 hours ago 4 replies      
I used myredbook to connect with, and buy sexual services from, several dozen of sex workers. I'm also a regular HN reader, and this is a throwaway account created just for this thread. AMA (ask me anything).

It asked by an HN moderator, I can provide proof.

chris_mahan 13 hours ago 0 replies      
It's ok. The next version of the internet won't be using DNS anyway.
JorgeJetson 13 hours ago 2 replies      
I see much of the argument here is about "facilitating prostitution," that such facilitation would trump free speech protections, both constitutionally and in other laws. But the opposite is true, as highlighted by the EFF, third parties, who are not involved in the illegal activity have a right to discuss that activity and do not take responsibility for the actions or postings of others. With respect to the Internet, there is a federal law, section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which states that Web service providers cannot be "treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider".
totoroisalive 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Glad to read it was only the domain, It makes me sad the awful methods of protecting the sensitive data of these kind of sites.
gavanwoolery 14 hours ago 1 reply      
Ironically our governing powers outlaw these services, while many of them partake in them.
mrbusr123 13 hours ago 4 replies      
there are no sex slaves, underage girls in myredbook. True, there are pimps and prostitutes from overseas, but no foul plays here.
yeukhon 13 hours ago 4 replies      
> EFF has always supported freedom of association and free speech, no matter who is doing the talking.

This sentence worries me the most. Anyone means, including those we believe are threat to society (mass killing killer for example). Also those who make racist remarks intentionally to embarrass others in public.

sytelus 10 hours ago 2 replies      
I'm wondering how this same argument would pan out if this was a website for the "community" of drug dealers or child abusers to allow discussions of their "problems" and protect their anonymity.
RFC 7258 Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack ietf.org
268 points by cnst  2 days ago   34 comments top 8
Tepix 2 days ago 0 replies      
I welcome the current stance of the IETF regarding privacy, opportunistic encryption and mass surveillance. I hope we can stop mass surveillance by technical means.

Our political leaders have made it clear that they are unwilling and/or uncapable of stopping this continued human rights violation.

bertil 2 days ago 1 reply      
> Making networks unmanageable to mitigate PM is not an acceptable outcome

Not sure that I'm reading this correctly, but "managed network" was a euphemism for Deep packet inspection used as a censoring tool (by government-controlled ISPs) some years ago. This reads a bit like the IETF had to unanimously yield, not to "But who will think of the children" arguments of the time, but the spying threat; it makes Snowden revelation an interesting linchpin in making surveillance acceptable, as a weapon against surveillance.

higherpurpose 2 days ago 2 replies      
I don't know how seriously to take this when IETF keeps letting this happen:


d4mi3n 2 days ago 3 replies      
What are the odds of something like this becoming core to how the IETF writes it's recommendations? Is this an actual attempt to address the surveillance issues that have become so prevalent, or should I not get my hopes up?
webmaven 1 day ago 0 replies      
I thought I had been paying attention to this as a proposed draft, but actually didn't notice that it had achieved BCP status in May!: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc7258/

This was pleasantly speedy (six months, from November '13 to May '14), by IETF standards.

Create 2 days ago 1 reply      
You can't solve social problems with software. Marcus Ranum

We begin therefore where they are determined not to end, with the question whether any form of democratic self-government, anywhere, is consistent with the kind of massive, pervasive, surveillance into which the Unites States government has led not only us but the world.

This should not actually be a complicated inquiry.


mellisarob 2 days ago 0 replies      
this is not a favorable in terms of the outcomes it might have.
bertil 2 days ago 0 replies      
> The term "attack" is used here in a technical sense that differs somewhat from common English usage.

This document is intended to be read by a larger public than most IETF documents.

I/O Thoughts rustyshelf.org
263 points by ismavis  1 day ago   133 comments top 16
timothya 1 day ago 4 replies      
One of the things that I've always seen as an interesting difference between how Google and Apple run their developer relations teams is the title that they give their employees. Apple has Technology Evangelists, suggesting that they promote the use of certain technologies (typically Apple's own technology or Apple-supported web technology). Google, on the other hand, has Developer Advocates - these are people who actually represent non-Googler developers internally at Google.

While they may just be titles, my experience has been consistent with their titles. Apple representatives you see once a year at WWDC, while Google representatives you see at Google I/O and also at a number of Google-hosted events year-round, including the regular videos they put out (and the "office-hours" type Hangouts they have so that you can actually talk to them and get your problems resolved) - just look at all of the events they have scheduled on the Google Developer Events page[0] or all of the videos they have on their YouTube channel[1]. I've also seen a lot of them give talks at tech conferences, while Apple employees are rarely seen at conferences. And you can see that Google's Developer Advocates really do talk directly to the actual teams directly and file bugs against them when necessary on behalf of developers everywhere. It's a system that has worked pretty well in my experience.

I will also agree that Google's Developer Advocates don't care too much about what platform you're using and just want to help you. I've been to a number of Google-run technical workshops and codelabs, and the people there are willing to help you with whatever problems you run into, no matter what it is.

[0]: https://developers.google.com/events/

[1]: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDevelopers

suprgeek 1 day ago 4 replies      
"...is that it highlighted just how insular and superior a lot of Apple developers act and feel. If you dont believe me, just join a group of them at WWDC and whip out your Android phone. Within moments, youll wish you had whipped out something less offensive, like your genitalia instead."

Can relate to this a little bit...A coworker who is completely in the Apple camp argued fiercely how consistent the iOS keyboard was when I mentioned to him that the Android one changes case to match the Caps lock setting.

cheald 1 day ago 7 replies      
> ever since weve had success on the Android platform [Our Apple developer rep has] made it very clear that his services are no longer available to us.

Wow. That is shocking to me - is that typical of Apple? I know they're very much about having people their ecosystem, but I didn't realize that there was this kind of animosity towards people who stepped out of bounds.

zmmmmm 1 day ago 2 replies      
> Android is now clearly their platform of choice, it runs on TVs, cars, phones, tablets, watches and in your home. The same OS, different screens was their message.

This was one of the big surprising take aways for me. The minute Pichai took over I had the feeling that Android's future was limited - they would keep investing in it for sure but it would be on a long term road map for convergence and eventual transition to ChromeOS. I expected to first see Chrome apps running as first class citizens on Android, then a new SDK for Android that was all about ChromeOS and then finally a deprecating of the Java SDK. It always felt to me like internally Google preferred ChromeOS and the web as a platform and Android was a sort of accidental success that they were just running with until they could somehow meld it into their pure vision of computing, as represented by ChromeOS.

So now I'm having to significantly revisit all that thinking, as if anything Google seems to be pushing Android everywhere and little was said about ChromeOS.

eitally 1 day ago 0 replies      
I agree with everything you wrote -- thanks for taking the time to put it to paper! Two other things: I've been to five I/Os and this year's keynote was absolutely the worst in terms of quality of presentation. It honestly seems like they didn't plan to announce L until it was leaked a couple weeks ago. I'm glad they did and I think, given the lack of prep, it went pretty darn well. Secondly, before they started charging $900/ticket, I'm absolutely sure a lot of locals applied just for swag. I don't think that happens anymore, and you can tell from what they handed out this year that there will be no more free phones and tablets. If there is hardware swag, it will be new tech, not the stuff everyone already has.

Additionally, I was truly surprised at the heavy focus on Android at the expense of nearly everything else. I think with Sundar in charge we're seeing a sea change at Google in terms of platform focus, and this is -- while a little confusing sometimes -- a good thing. It also means I/O is turning into truly a hardcore developer conference with a unified theme (or several big themes), rather than a sort of dog & pony show ("Hey, look at this shiny, useless crap we've been working on!") like in the past (Nexus Q anyone? Android @Home? Google TV?). There was no mention this year of anything besides Android platform products & services, except the expected general purpose dev platform stuff (Compute Engine, App Engine, etc). I was surprised at the lack of mention of anything enterprisey, nothing about Google+ or identity management, anything about ChromeOS (just a small plug in the keynote about schools adopting Chromebooks), or any of their X projects. I at least thought they'd have some robots there to ogle.

If the keynote was subpar this year, the 'box talks were a highlight. The speakers were almost universally awesome, the open fora allowed high quality engagement, and if one topic didn't interest, it was easy to stroll to the next whiteboard/screen and see if that one did. Jake Archibald's talk on browser quirks was my favorite.



Btw, I was fully expecting Android Wear to be a novelty I had no use for, but I very quickly came around and already find myself talking to my watch, James Bond style. I completely agree with this Ars post: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/android-wear-smartwat.... My wife & I have a "no phones at the dinner table" policy but even my kids have been telling me to "ask Google" for answers to questions. Having the knowledge graph so handy is awesome.

dewitt 1 day ago 2 replies      
Not directly related to his post, but if you haven't tried Pocket Casts yet, I highly recommend it. Best podcast app I've ever used, hands down.
joeblau 1 day ago 0 replies      
> None of them care what phone you use, what laptop you choose or which platforms you develop for.

Benedict Evans has a very interesting take on why Google has this sentiment. Basically, it comes down to Apple being about hardware and considering the cloud dumb storage and Google being about cloud services and the hardware being dumb glass (not Google Glass, but hardware interfaces). It seems like Google as a company is in sync, all they want to do is get their cloud services on as many devices as possible because the real value of Google is in the cloud. I agree with Benedict's hypothesis and I can't wait to see how these two companies unfold over the next decade. They currently seem to have two different trajectories.

amaks 1 day ago 1 reply      
"Having met a lot of Apple employees, I cant say the same is true on the other side. They seem overly obsessed with Google, and are insanely sensitive should you bring the topic up, or deity of choice forbid, you actually develop on a Google platform."

It used to be exactly like that in Microsoft around 2010. Microsofties were extremely sensitive about non-WP devices other employees used. Hopefully things have changed there since then.

jgh 1 day ago 0 replies      
meh...I've been in the "Apple Camp" since they released the SDK in 2008 and I've yet to work with anyone who would find it offensive that someone has different tastes than them when it comes to their device choices. it really doesnt matter that much.

That said I'll probably be looking to do more non-iOS work as well in the near future, I need to expand my horizons again.

skizm 1 day ago 1 reply      
You have to remember, Apple is selling all Apple stuff. Google is selling the web.
alttab 1 day ago 0 replies      
Late one night I began watching the room sessions, and after I kinda wrote off the Keynote I began to see the same level of organization the writer spoke about. Unification across all applications, platforms, screen sizes, and use cases was a huge priority and that is a rather radical shift from what I've seen. They have focus.
alecco 1 day ago 0 replies      
How sad it is we are so easily seduced to take sides on a false dichotomy. How easily we forget our work becomes just a cog on someone else's platform. Relations centralized, us with the big player, very one-sided.
bjchrist 1 day ago 0 replies      
Are google glass completely dead now?
_pmf_ 1 day ago 0 replies      
Could we please not appropriate the generic term I/O for the gimmicky marketing travesty that is Google I/O? Some people expect an insightful article about system programming.
megablast 1 day ago 1 reply      
Great piece, very interesting.

> Overall they just seem more balanced, you can tell that what Apple is doing doesnt keep them up at night.

Eh, I have found the opposite, whereas Android developers will be very hardcore, almost akin to .Net developers who only use bing. They will only use Android, and Google, and Open Source, and never pay for anything ever. Even apps. And beware if you have an iPhone.

Not all, and maybe I am sheltered from the Apple critics because I leave my Android phone and table at home. And it really depends who you meet.

I certainly see Apple as a very closed company compared to Google, but it looks like that is changing with the WWDC 3,000 API's announcement, really opening up the OS to developers. iOS devs can start to do cool things that Android devs have been doing for a while.

As for the Google anouncements, is TV any different than the last few years? And they still don't seem to have wearables right yet.

webwielder 1 day ago 4 replies      
At the end of the day, Apple has always delivered far superior tools, frameworks, and ecosystem (development-wise). That to me says a lot more than how friendly the staff is.
Microsoft takes down No-IP.com domains technet.com
259 points by anExcitedBeast  1 day ago   247 comments top 46
Zancarius 1 day ago 8 replies      
> On June 26, the court granted our request and made Microsoft the DNS authority for the companys 23 free No-IP domains, allowing us to identify and route all known bad traffic to the Microsoft sinkhole and classify the identified threats.

Something about this bothers me. So the courts granted MS the rights to essentially take over No-IP's DNS in order to "identify" ... "bad traffic?"

The implications of this are... chilling. As much as I want to reserve judgement, this makes me uneasy (malware aside).

nostromo 1 day ago 3 replies      
According to Reuters, Microsoft is only sending traffic from computers that are infected with malware to Microsoft instead of No-IP.


That may still make people uncomfortable, but it seems much less egregious than Microsoft taking control of No-IP's domains, which is what this press release implies.

Edit: the reuters article is in error here, not the Microsoft Blog. See below. Turns out this really is as egregious as it sounds.

alasdair_ 1 day ago 1 reply      
"On June 19, Microsoft filed for an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) from the U.S. District Court for Nevada against No-IP. On June 26, the court granted our request and made Microsoft the DNS authority for the companys 23 free No-IP domains, allowing us to identify and route all known bad traffic to the Microsoft sinkhole and classify the identified threats. "

How can this be legal? Does this mean that if I get malware from a hotmail.com address, I can file for a TRO against Microsoft and control their domains?

I honestly don't understand why Microsoft should be given this ability.

nathanb 1 day ago 4 replies      
So let me get this straight...Microsoft took down a free provider of dynamic DNS services because people have used those services to distribute and control malware?

Where is the due process? Where is the oversight in this? All I'm seeing is vigilanteism.

runarb 1 day ago 3 replies      
Has I understood this correctly? Microsoft, a private company, has been granted the right to filter all dns traffic, and choose what will bee forward to this other company, No-IP. No-IP will so bee allowed to run there service for the remaining customers Microsoft approves?

Is this common practices in the us legal system? Would it work like this in the offline world also? If my neighbor sometimes had loud parties that bothered me, could I be granted the right to stand in front of his door and turn any potential troublemakers away.

Nanzikambe 1 day ago 1 reply      
There are serious problems with this, firstly that it's technically impossible to implement effectively, beyond that it's extremely impractical. Any benefit will be so so transient as to render the entire exercise pointless.

For the moment, let us ignore the scary implications of the court's part in this and consider this from a technical perspective in a logical manner:

The hypothetical sub-domain abc.no-ip.org resolves to, a host somewhere that contains malicious payloads, is botnet C&C or is a member of a botnet. In any case, he's the bad guy - one of the people Microsoft are looking to exclude from the Internet.

So how can this be accomplished? Let's ignore for the moment that the bad guys are free to use any other dyndns service they please and assume that no-ip is the only one.

Approach 1


Every time a host connects to no-ip to update its IP, Microsoft scans tcp & udp ports of the host looking for known C&C services, scans hosted data (public web or ftp). This will simply result in the bad guys hiding all of this in an undetectable manner, many bot-nets already use either Tor or SSH for C&C - without authentication it will be impossible to differentiate Joe Average with an SSH or Tor exit from the "targets".

As for scanning for content, this is possible assuming the content has to be public (ie. malicious payload) but even then, it's not practical - payloads can be hidden in anything and obfuscated beyond detection. Essentially all that's accomplished is another arms race based around signature detection for malicious content, with the disadvantage that unlike AV solutions this scanning is conducted remotely and the scan source is known. So the malicious guy with 2 or three lines just uses a stateful firewall to point microsoft's "scanning service" to good content, everyone else to the bad.

So what other options are there? A blacklist of IPs? Well, they're dynamic IPs, sooner or later you'll end up with every dynamic IP in the entire ipv4 range blacklisted as the bad dudes just release/renew.

Then there's banning the sub-domains/users! Also impractical because for each user and domain you ban, another will emerge.

Approach 2


Microsoft resolves every request for abc.no-ip.org to their own service, all the time, this service performs stateful packet analysis before forwarding it on to the destination host. Impractical because you're essentially routing all no-ip traffic via Microsoft and once again you can only filter what you can detect -- and once the requests themselves are encrypted, that becomes impossible. This is effectively a MITM attack.

All the while we've assumed no-ip is the only alternative, it's not - and many others are beyond Microsoft and the courts jurisdiction. So ultimately the only way this "approach" could be temporarily feasible is if all Internet traffic were routed through Microsoft's service. So effectively you need to give control of every domain, TLD, ipv4 and ipv6 range to Microsoft. Not workable.

Someone is bound to point out that Microsoft's approach in this may be distributed, agents running on installs of their operating system which does address some aspects of my points above, but once again -- if Microsoft is capable of implementing effective detection on the workstation, remind me again why any of this is needed?

I must be missing something fundamental.

pktgen 1 day ago 5 replies      
FWIW, in my experience, No-IP is very, very responsive and helpful to abuse complaints. Though that is the extent of my experience with them, I've never thought them to be actively harboring malicious activity (unlike, say, CloudFlare).
gtirloni 1 day ago 1 reply      
1 - Court seems to quick to grant Microsoft control of the domains

2 - No-IP statement that they have an open channel with Microsoft executives but never (never?) received a complain from MS about any malicious activity is doubtful (sure MS can produce evidence to the contrary)

3 - What was the urgency and how was this presented to the judge? Personally I don't feel the urgency to use a takeover maneuver in this case, but is there information that shows the impact of not acting was too great?

4 - Our governments are so inept at fighting cyber-crime that instead of sending the request to a govt-regulated cyber-security unit they had to trust Microsoft's with the enforcement? That's sad.

Like others, I am uneasy but thankful to MS. Just wish more details would be shared.

hendersoon 1 day ago 3 replies      
It's just plain outrageous that this court order was granted. It essentially puts no-ip out of business when they were not complicit in anything illegal.

It took me 5 minutes to switch my completely legitimate hosts over to ddns.net. I'm sure the evil botnet owners have backup hostnames and will do the same, or more likely switch to another provider entirely.

The end result will be a short-lived dip in criminal activity over the next 72 hours or so, inconveniencing many thousands of legit users, and putting a completely innocent company out of business. Nice move, MS.

andrewstuart2 1 day ago 1 reply      
So let me get this straight. Microsoft got a court order to route all of another entity's DNS traffic to their servers. Giving them the ability to route a metric crap-ton of private traffic through their data centers. For "security". I call shenanigans.

I'm also assuming this is why my no-ip domain disappeared this morning, leaving me with no access to my home servers.

Perhaps the linux on my servers is considered malware. It sure is malicious to Microsoft's bottom line. I kid, but only a little.

reality_czech 1 day ago 0 replies      
People were starting to forget why everyone hates Microsoft. Even on this site, I see a lot of comments about how Microsoft "isn't so bad" anymore. Hopefully this will lay that and similar naive comments to rest.
norswap 1 day ago 0 replies      
Just when you thought it had been a long time since Microsoft was last evil.
saganus 1 day ago 2 replies      
What I don't understand and haven't seen anyone ask is, why Microsoft?

I mean, obviously some shady legal tactics are at work here, but why did Microsoft got to control those domains instead of, Mozilla for example? or Google? even more so, why wasn't control transferred to ICE for example?

Not saying it's a better alternative or even that I agree with it, but it's very VERY unsettling (and I'm not even American) that a corporation can basically say "dibs on this" backed up by a court order!

I would understand if the procedure went some more like, MS cries wolf, a court order is issued and a gov agency takes temporary control. At least it's "the government" doing the policing (even if guided by a corporation or whatever).

What's next now? Comcast and Verizon sending their IP Police to arrest you because they have a log showing piracy was downloaded at an IP owned by you? And they get to seize your stuff and now your house is a Comcast/Verizon store?

Wtf is this? It's so unreal.

Edit: typo

spion 1 day ago 1 reply      
This is quite outrageous. I've been using no-ip.com for very legitimate purposes and this will surely result with a lot of breakage. Thanks Microsoft. Thanks a lot.
motters 1 day ago 0 replies      
So if I declare that the Bing web crawler is ignoring robots.txt and DDoSing my server then I can take over microsoft.com to "clean" out the bad stuff and redirect all traffic to zombo.com?
moe 1 day ago 0 replies      
Wouldn't it make more sense to make Microsoft financially liable for damages caused by their continued [criminal?] negligence?

[1] http://www.zdnet.com/after-seven-months-and-no-microsoft-pat...

[2] http://www.microsoftproductreviews.com/microsoft-news/intern...

kqr2 1 day ago 4 replies      
Any alternatives for free dynamic DNS?
rblatz 1 day ago 1 reply      
Their status twitter is interesting, they aren't going into any details as to why their service stopped working, and they haven't made any statements about the accusations against them.


mschuster91 1 day ago 1 reply      
Just ran a dig +trace on no-ip.biz. Just... wtf. Who had acted upon that court order?! I thought that the days the US had full control over the internet were LONG past.`

    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      a.gtld.biz.    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      b.gtld.biz.    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      c.gtld.biz.    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      e.gtld.biz.    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      f.gtld.biz.    biz.                    172800  IN      NS      k.gtld.biz.    ;; Received 308 bytes from in 526 ms    no-ip.biz.              7200    IN      NS      NS7.MICROSOFTINTERNETSAFETY.NET.    no-ip.biz.              7200    IN      NS      NS8.MICROSOFTINTERNETSAFETY.NET.    ;; Received 90 bytes from in 150 ms    no-ip.biz.              76834   IN      NS      nf5.no-ip.com.    no-ip.biz.              76834   IN      NS      nf2.no-ip.com.    no-ip.biz.              76834   IN      NS      nf4.no-ip.com.    no-ip.biz.              76834   IN      NS      nf3.no-ip.com.    no-ip.biz.              76834   IN      NS      nf1.no-ip.com.    ;; Received 206 bytes from in 344 ms

noipcom 1 day ago 1 reply      
You can read No-IP's formal statement here: Thttps://www.noip.com/blog/2014/06/30/ips-formal-statement-mi...
tokenizerrr 1 day ago 2 replies      
So does this mean no-ip.com is no more, or only a subset of their domains?
imrehg 23 hours ago 0 replies      
We are using a no-ip.biz address for the Taipei Hackerspace website (because need DynamicDNS due to stupid settings of our network provider). After the whole day it was still working, I thought we will be not affected. No such luck, microsoftinternetsafety.net took our address as well, and the website + all services associated is inaccessible.

Thanks a lot, M$!

xxdesmus 1 day ago 0 replies      
So based on Microsoft's ingenious logic someone could get a court order and take over part of their business because they have so many infected Windows XP machines out there. Right?
ars 1 day ago 2 replies      
Wait what?

If I have a domain with no-ip.com will it continue to work? Does Microsoft effectively own them now?

davidu 1 day ago 0 replies      
This is an incredible action by Microsoft, and the courts.
andmarios 1 day ago 2 replies      
Which dynamic DNS service will be next?

But I have a better idea. Windows are an easy target for cybercriminals; maybe someone should step up and take Microsoft down.

sanbor 1 day ago 0 replies      
If the way to prevent malware is by blocking domains (which only prevent a few of them), with the same logic another great solution would be blocking Microsoft's operating systems (which would prevent most of them).

Ubuntu should ask the government the same power and show how little malware Ubuntu users has and how much Windows users has to suffer.

jrs235 1 day ago 0 replies      
So on a different side topic, if the service was free and I assume the TOS from noip didn't guarantee an SLA, does this mean all the end users are basically out of Luke suing Microsoft for failure to properly resolve their domains?

If the cliche isn't true, then I guess the next/new one is, if its free you're SOL.

dimman 1 day ago 0 replies      
Do they want a thank you? So sad really because lately they've shown some small steps in what I thought was the right direction. Ignorance is bliss.
teddyh 1 day ago 0 replies      
I suddenly feel a lot better for having set up my own dynamic DNS solution. (Using plain Dynamic DNS and nsupdate(1) on the clients.)
jajaja2014 1 day ago 0 replies      
microsoft now spying legitimate no-ip trafic based on non applicable us laws?

fuck you microsoft!

sadfaceunread 1 day ago 1 reply      
Anyone got a link to the TRO? Is this part of the public record?
rippa242 1 day ago 0 replies      
I'm wondering how Microsoft managed to take down the noip.me base domain, since the court stated (footnote 1 on page 5 of the 2nd amended TRO, 2:14-cv-00987-GMN-GWF-019) that the noip.me domain is controlled by the country of Montenegro and outside US legal system control. While there are noip.me 3rd level domains in Appendix A of the TRO, mine were NOT listed and yet I'm being sinkholed by Microsoft.
hd502 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Complete BS. They claimed they were just going to stop bad traffic. But they can't handle the overall traffic load and so NO traffic is getting through. I was using the service to provide access to an API server in-house. A very simple server, nothing but JSON requests in-and-out. Absolutely NO malware. But since MS takeover - no traffic has gotten through.

I pay for my noip account, so I'm happy to join any lawsuits against MS for this action. Personally, I see a class action suit being VERY viable.

I also have issue with the courts even allowing this. Did they do ANY research on what is actually going on? I can't see how they could let this happen.

I feel violated!

marcelocamanho 1 day ago 0 replies      
Oh.. That explains the issues we were having today. This seems to be affecting our no-ip even when we have no malware or threat.
moblahbl4hblah 1 day ago 0 replies      
All of you pant-shiting bitches...Oh Noes! MS took down a botnet...what's to stop the court from giving my TF2 hosting domain?

Grow up. You guys bitch about malware. You bitch about MS. Mainly you just bitch...and talk about Haskell.

It's boring.

bobloblawblah 1 day ago 0 replies      
I use no-ip in conjunction with my phone. I get within 200m of home and my home computer gets wakeonlan'ed.

Today that didn't happen.

I had originally blamed no-ip for this...

To me, Microsoft seems to be the bully and is now actually guilty of conduct No-IP was only peripherally involved in.

Labrynth2014 18 hours ago 0 replies      
I would just add @andor, that the Police DO NOT own enough tools and equipment to do this. The Private sector has to, for better or for worse.

I have domains with NO-IP and I've had no problem with them. It would all have been better had Microsoft made a statement about seizing the DNS but I respect the DON'T TELL THE ENEMY WE'RE COMING AND ON TO THEM !

bluejellybean 1 day ago 1 reply      
Holy fuck... if this doesn't get solved my company is dead in the water...
kurenyen 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I've spent years of efforts on my site, people like it, now it's unreachable, fuck you Microsoft...
Geiko 18 hours ago 0 replies      
So shouldn't Spamcop.net (or anyone else) be able to seize microsoft.com, outlook.com and hotmail.com.They have been blocking those email servers for years due to spam sent from their domains and email servers.
deniska 1 day ago 1 reply      
And I was wondering, why did my no-ip.biz subdomain stop working
sakawa 1 day ago 0 replies      
I guess this is a shortcut to solve some problems. No-IP domains are used only by who hasn't a good infrastructure to support his infected network.

And especially, why don't Microsoft take care of making his OS more secure?

johnnyxp64 1 day ago 0 replies      
what the fuck is wrong with the world this days!!!??? are you all in prison because few morons stole something??? wtf Microsoft is wrong with you and you damn courts!????i will sue you bastards because i am loosing money due to your stupid actions!!!!
notsoMicrosoft 1 day ago 0 replies      
Appears as though Level 3's dns servers are still pointing where they should.

vfclists 1 day ago 2 replies      
Loads of self-congratulating tripe. Microsoft why don't you simply provide free OS upgrades or fixes for the millions of XP computers out there? They are not going anywhere soon.

Next thing we know your lawyers and lobbyists are going to come up with some legislative wheeze and you will be running the biggest botnet in the world. You created the problem so fix it yourself.

Things You Should Know About Tor eff.org
245 points by cooperq  15 hours ago   87 comments top 15
csandreasen 13 hours ago 8 replies      
I'm probably going to take some flack for this, but I don't trust Tor. When you access Tor, you're masking your origin IP to the remote address by trusting one of a couple hundred volunteer exit nodes who raised their hands and said "Trust me! You can route all of your internet traffic through me and I promise I won't monitor or inject anything..."

I think most Tor users don't have an adequate understanding of the threat model. It doesn't help that the Tor Project has at times upsold the anonymity provided to a ludicrous extent[1] (to be fair, they do address the risk in their FAQ[2]). Is it more likely that that Comcast will MITM me, or some random exit node? I might expect Comcast to maybe inject an ad into an HTTP connection or do some DNS redirect to shoot me an advertisement, but I don't worry about them stealing my credit card or injecting a buffer overflow or something. In fact, they have a profit incentive to not do so. I don't have that guarantee with a random exit node. It might be a generous privacy advocate, or it might be someone who has more nefarious profit incentive in mind[3]. If you're only connecting through Tor just to avoid the NSA, then you have to assume that both a) the NSA is targeting you to begin with, and b) that exit node you're going through isn't controlled by the NSA (or GCHQ/FSB/PLA/etc).

sslstrip[4] undermines the prospect of protecting yourself by connecting solely over SSL through Tor. Even then, in my experience more than half of the sites I visit don't support SSL to begin with. The HTTPS Everywhere plugin that EFF provides and is included in the Tor Browser Bundle is implemented backwards - it connects over SSL only when the site matches a whitelist[5] (I use KB SSL Enforcer on Chrome myself).

Sorry if this came off as a rant - I just see too many articles like this that prop up Tor as a silver bullet without discussing the risks and establishing an adequate threat model that allows the user to make an informed decision regarding the risks/benefits of using Tor.

[1] http://betaboston.com/news/2014/05/07/as-domestic-abuse-goes...

[2] https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#AttacksOnOnionRo...

[3] http://threatpost.com/small-number-of-malicious-tor-exit-rel...

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibF36Yyeehw

[5] https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/faq

cottonseed 13 hours ago 1 reply      
I had been meaning to run a Tor relay for a while. The EFF Tor Challenge [0] motivated me to get it done. It was incredibly easy. If you have a VPS with unused bandwidth, please consider taking a few minutes to set up a Tor relay.

[0] https://www.eff.org/torchallenge/

hendersoon 1 hour ago 0 replies      
I have a very strong suspicion that Tor is completely compromised, and that's actually how they caught Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road). All the stuff about his previous posting, etc, is tenuous and circumstantial-- it seems totally feasible that it is parallel construction.

The "Tor Sucks" document is from 2012. It talks about the GCHQ running Tor nodes. What could have happened in the years since?


What many people don't realize is that Tor has only ~5000 exit nodes and ~3000 relays. If you control 50% of the nodes, Tor is essentially compromised. Half is ~4000 servers.

Seems like a lot for an individual person, right? Just a rough estimate, at $40/month for a cheap linode VPS, 4000 nodes would cost $160k/month.

But that's _nothing_ for a nation-state. $160k/month isn't even a rounding error. And that's all it costs to _completely_ compromise Tor.

These nation states don't want anyone to know they compromised Tor, so they won't waste it on little fish. They'll save it for real terrorists and major criminal actors like Ulbricht. But if they compromised Tor, they're certainly recording _all_ that activity somewhere. It's sitting in archived storage ready to be mined if necessary.

runn1ng 6 hours ago 2 replies      
I actually tried to get Tor relay working.

It ate all my monthly bandwidth limit within an hour. By simple analysis I found out it's mostly BitTorrent traffic, but I didn't dig very deep so I might be wrong.

I would love to run a Tor relay, but I just do not have unlimited bandwidth to do that.

pmorici 4 hours ago 1 reply      
"4. No One in the US Has Been Prosecuted For Running a Tor Relay"

That's a bit of a misleading statement. I'll agree that there haven't been any people prosecuted because they ran a TOR relay directly but there has been at least one case where they prosecuted or at least harassed a guy on child pornography charges because he was running a TOR exit node and saw the activity coming from his IP. Perhaps that wasn't in the US but still.

Scoundreller 14 hours ago 3 replies      
Things I've used Tor for:

- Accessing BBC Liveplayer as if I'm in England (using lots of normally discouraged add-ons and defined exit-nodes)

- Bypassing paywalls (possibly still criminal?)

- Bypassing censorship (which is what it really is) on organizational wifi networks (in Canadian hospitals). The funniest block was to ginger.io, a big data smartphone data analysis play (but blocked by an over-aggressive filter for obvious reasons).

Does anyone else have some unexpected/interesting use cases?

lsh123 14 hours ago 3 replies      
"It is also important to remember that if you log into services like Google and Facebook over Tor, you will be sacrificing your anonymity to those services."

It is important to note that both Google and FB can track you on 3rd party websites through things like "Like" button. Consider disabling 3rd party cookies completely or using plugins like Ghostery.

frozenport 13 hours ago 1 reply      
In addition to not being a criminal you might be a government agent working in a hostile country.
mschuster91 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Tails is not fool-proof when it comes to determining the IP address of a Tor user. A live CD would not have helped any FreedomHosting victim.

The only way to do secure TOR is to use a distinct machine (NOT a VM!) as a gateway.

woniesong 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Would there be consequences in using Tor on HN?
cowbell 10 hours ago 3 replies      
How did the feds locate freedom hosting?

How did the feds take down silk road?

The "tor stinks" slide was over a year old when these events occurred. A lot can change in a year.

higherpurpose 10 hours ago 1 reply      
I agree Tor isn't as slow as many think. It's just slightly slower. My biggest problem with Tor, though, is having to enable Javascript even for common tasks, like logging in to Reddit, which hopefully they aren't doing on purpose, considering Reddit is known for a site where you can use pseudonyms as much as you want.
sirdogealot 11 hours ago 1 reply      
>They have been able to compromise certain Tor users in specific situations. Historically this has been done by finding an exploit for the Tor Browser Bundle or by exploiting a user that has misconfigured Tor.

I'm not touching TOR until I figure out how they managed to capture Ross Ulbricht.

I highly doubt that he had his TOR misconfigured.

paletoy 15 hours ago 2 replies      
This isn't accurate. It doesn't mention that the u.s government can in very high likelihood de-anonimize users , sometimes even without cooperation from foreign governments , and sometimes even ISP's can do that.
rsync 10 hours ago 4 replies      
Tor is currently funded by the US government.

Any list of things you should know about tor should include that.

Candy Japan crosses $10K MRR candyjapan.com
238 points by AhtiK  3 days ago   103 comments top 39
patio11 2 days ago 2 replies      
Congrats. With regards to the customer support thing: this is something that you can very cleanly outsource to an assistant. Write up your current procedures in a Google doc and share it with a VA. Your options include somebody overseas from you (BCC's is done from the Philippines through a company called Pepper - happy with them) or, due to the unique contours of the employment market for rural Japanese women, you may even find someone in Japan with exceptional English but very poor options careerwise.

My wife's friends who do (work-at-home jobs compatible with e.g. raising kids) work a lot harder than your CS person needs to for less than $400 a month. If you go down that path, they could also do introductory phone calls to candy manufacturers on your behalf.

aelaguiz 3 days ago 1 reply      
Great article Bemmu.

I love the professional product photos and the clear "what last month's box" contained photo on your home page. Some of our merchants @ Cratejoy have been experimenting with including a "last month's" box section/photo and have been getting very favorable results.

I'm curious, what is your monthly retention?

Have you done experiments with box contains and how it impacts retention?

We're starting to run optimization experiments where we take the product inventory and try to optimally allocate it amongst all subscribers to maximize retention. So like month 1 subscribers get the exact optimal set of products to make sure they stay subscribed until month 2, etc.

It's awesome that you are doing product surveys. I hope you do them every month. Have you ever considered sharing the results of your product surveys with your suppliers? Frequently that will be a great relationship building thing, maybe even get you better pricing or free product.

icushman 2 days ago 1 reply      
Awesome! You're obviously not struggling, but before long it might be worth reworking the site's aesthetic and branding? I honestly don't know at all how much it matters, but I'm gonna throw out some unsolicited design critique in case it's helpful.

- Tragically, King did sink their teeth into the word "candy", so using it in a candy-color outlined gradient logotype strongly evokes mobile games. May not matter, but it sends a mixed message.

- Only use the good photography. If you're shooting in a studio now, you can cycle out all the iPhone shots, which are contributing to a kind of "man-of-the-people candy blog" vibe, versus a "place that will send me awesome candy" vibe.

Images like this: http://www.japanstyle.info/wordpress/wp-content/images//2011... make me curious and hungry, images like this: http://www.candyjapan.com/static/japanese-candy.jpg remind me of being told to check Halloween candy for razors.

- Lead with the photography. Right now, if I don't already have an idea of what "japanese candy" is, I'm not excited. It's cliche, but even just changing the title text to lightly shadowed white and sticking full-width high quality candy photos behind it in a carousel would be way more engaging.

- Consider folding the "Are you still active?" section into the title pitch. If this is a concern people have, you don't want them to have to scroll through the rest of the page to resolve it. Could be worth testing something like "Order now to be included in the July 15th shipment!".

- A more broad observation: The service (including the totally adorable "how it works" comic strip) seems to be pitched heavily towards something like American Otaku culture. In my experience, though, classmates would define social groups around being into manga, or wanting to learn Japanese-- but when a classmate would come back from Japan with some never-before-seen candy, everyone was excited.

That's just my take, anyway. Good luck!

AhtiK 3 days ago 2 replies      
Stationery from Japan is very close to my heart so I'm even more excited about the Pen Japan than Candy Japan.

Just this spring I got a Hobonichi planner sent from Japan to EU. It's not sold in Europe and in addition to great format it has unbelievable paper (Tomoe River) that is extremely thin yet opaque and works great with fountain pen.

Also Pilot (incl Namiki fp range) has always surprised me with the design, workability and ergonomics that has been put into each and every little writing instrument Pilot has manufactured, including even the very cheap low end.

Stationary geeks and students might find Pen Japan very attractive. There's unbelievable amount of people still into reviewing paper and fountain pens at The Fountain Pen Network forums. Pen Japan would definitely benefit from people having the real recurring need for new paper/notebooks etc.

Pro Tip: Get a cheap Lamy Safari fountain pen + notebooks with decent paper (Clairefontaine/Rhodia is great; Moleskine not that good) -- writing feels natural again even after all the digital pads and keyboards available.

jamesbrownuhh 3 days ago 1 reply      
Fascinating post, and so glad that things are going well.

Very tempted by Pen Japan, although trying to sign up by Paypal looks like it's going to subscribe you to Candy Japan instead.

Will give it another try later on. Congratulations again!

Scoundreller 2 days ago 1 reply      
There must be better shipping options available in someway. There are vendors on Ebay in China/HK/Singapore that can ship US$1 items, including batteries, their Ebay and Paypal commissions and free shipping[1]. I have no idea how they do it, but they do.

You could probably shave off some shipping costs by putting all of your packages into one crate from Japan to one of these locales and tranship from there.

[1] one example: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1x-White-1LED-Kong-Frog-Strobe-Rear-F...

Edit: Part of the allure is receiving the candy direct from JP, but you could pull an Apple and print: "Packaged in _____ Japan".

lxmorj 1 day ago 0 replies      
Hey Bemmu!

Congrats man. I have a couple ideas:

-CandyGerman.com appears to be dynamically determining the country of visitors by IP and including it in their free-shipping banner. At least they seem to have correctly guessed I am in Thailand. Perhaps test that out on your page? I noticed someone here asking if you shipped to Brazil - which would be painfully obvious if you had a sub-text like that. You could get even fancier if you you wanted - "XYZ candy shipments sent to Brazil as of June 2014. Sign up here to be lucky number XYZ + 1."

-Another commenter suggested down-selling a once-per-month plan that's available only to people who are canceling. I think that's super-smart. You can even split all the half-subscribers between your two shipments so that they stay the same size. I can think of very little reason not to offer this. At 800 subscribers * 5% attrition = 40 unsubscribes, if you can get 10% of the people to convert to a once-per-month plan for say $15 instead of $25, that's $60 of MRR recovered every month. Let's say the average half-subscriber stays an extra 4 months, that's an extra $240 every month. Obviously as your subscriber base increases, if your attrition rate is higher, or if you can convert more than 10% of unsubs, that number will go up accordingly.

-Have you done the math to calculate the addition profit you'd make by sourcing directly from manufacturers? It can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Will the grocery team still help you pack your goods if you buy the product yourself? If so, it's definitely something to start pursuing. If not, you'll need to have another plan for packing before you start buying product directly.

-In my experience photos and design can meaningfully increase conversions. I'd definitely consider icushman & thekevan's suggestions. If you're willing to invest 1 month's profits into a better candy offering occasionally, I think it's reasonable to invest the same amount into designing a site like icushman suggested and testing it against thekevan's. There isn't really another way to determine things like "does pro-photography and/or an Otaku vibe positively or negatively effect conversions?"

And a question: How are you purchasing postage? Is there a Japan Post API? We use Easypost's API for MonthlyBoxer shipments and it's been hugely helpful.

Mithaldu 3 days ago 1 reply      
I love this idea and subscribed after only a minimal amount of waffling, so thanks for doing it. :)

I would like to ask however if there was any specific reason for posting this directly after a batch of packages just went out. Looking at it naively it would seem that it means anyone who learns about your project this way has the maximum wait time ahead of them, on the other hand it's possible that this allows you to include the maximum amount of new customers in the next shipment. Or was it just coincidence? :)

highace 3 days ago 1 reply      
Love the idea to branch out into stationary. Now you've got the option to grow up and out. There's probably loads of other suitable Japanese niches too.

Have you done any AB testing with the personalised message on the home page ("Free shipping even to {user's country}")? I'd be interested to know how that affected conversion.

newaccountfool 3 days ago 1 reply      
The idea that sending out blank envelopes so that you can reach the threshold for discount is genius, never thought of that. Might have to look into it for my business.
t0 3 days ago 2 replies      
Would this work with ads? Organic, free traffic from HN and blogs is nice, but it seems more like a low probability gamble than something you could count on. Your growth is going to be random and you really can't do any projections.

The lifetime value of each subscriber is really high, so it seems to make sense that you could spend $XX in customer acquisition costs.

I've wanted to do something similar for a while, but this is really my only sticking point.

K2h 3 days ago 0 replies      
The growth data chart over the last 2.5 years is very interesting. Thanks for sharing that.
fookyong 3 days ago 2 replies      
that's awesome! I remember seeing this get started on HN a couple of years ago.

As an ex-resident of Japan I may sign up one of these days when I miss the candy :) although I must say I was more into the Japanese potato chips, all those seasonal editions! perhaps there's an idea for a sister-site!

Zikes 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'm a Candy Japan subscriber and signed up for Pen Japan first chance I got. I'm very happy with both so far and glad to see business is doing well!
rrtwo 3 days ago 1 reply      
Hi, how come the mailing address for Pen Japan is in Finland? Is it for tax reasons? and how do you actually get the mail?Thanks and good luck with the new venture!
bluejellybean 2 days ago 0 replies      
Very good write-up, thank you!

I've seen the trend in these monthly food items (I believe it started with the beef jerky guy) and for the most part it seems super gimmicky. I think you found a great niche that provides some real value (who doesn't love crazy exotic candy?) and something I may actually try out.

Have you tried selling to any startups/businesses? Office candy is a treat everyone loves and could boost your sales quite a bit compared to just selling to normal consumers.

QuasiAlon 2 days ago 0 replies      
Hi Bemmu, Kudos on the success and good luck with PenJapan.I was curious what is your churn % (if you're willing to share that information), and what are the churn reasons?

Also, how do you think PenJapan will fair compared to CandyJapan, considering the latter is for perishable products, unlike stationary people are likely to still have and be using when they get the next envelope.

olimart 2 days ago 2 replies      
There is a similar offer in France shipping international candies each month. Candy as a service is a pretty neat concept. https://lesbonbecs.com
chunkiestbacon 2 days ago 1 reply      
I remember the original comment when you were starting out. It's very inspiring for someone who wants to start a business in Japan. :)

I would like a service like Candy Japan but for drinks.Sadly shipping costs will be way to high for this to be profitable. Why can't Japanese drinks become popular in Europe instead of the other way around. My favorite drink is getting replaced by Orangina and Fanta over there :<

mitchty 2 days ago 0 replies      
I remember seeing your original post on this. Still somewhat iffy on it but I subscribed. Thinking I'll dump my graze subscription soon.
hackerpolicy 2 days ago 1 reply      
Hi Bemmu, congratulations.

Do you have any costumers in Brazil? What are the delivery times? Do they report anything relating to this, and import duties? I'm almost subscribing.

MichaelTieso 2 days ago 0 replies      
Thank you for sharing your story. Congrats on your success. These monthly subscription packages seem to be very in right now.
london888 2 days ago 0 replies      
Nice one Bemmu.

I don't want to give you extra work but have you thought of also having something that condenses Japanese TV / Ads / Graphics which could be a newsletter? Desin

Also diversifying and applying all this to Nordic / Pacific / S. American countries?

NickSharp 2 days ago 0 replies      
Just another satisfied customer.

Candy Japan is fantastic. My whole household perks up when those packages arrive.

slagfart 2 days ago 0 replies      
This is the most motivating thing I've read all day - a 'silly' (;D) side project turning into full time work. Well done.
post_break 2 days ago 0 replies      
Will you send pens and not just stationary from pen japan? I'd love to see some interesting pens too!
xtrumanx 3 days ago 0 replies      
A thousands separator on the title would be nice. For a moment there, I thought you were making $100k per month.
zaqokm 2 days ago 1 reply      
Great stuff ... congratulations .... now send me Dars :)
babyblue007 1 day ago 0 replies      
Awesome service + very interesting article to read too. Not sure if anyone has already made these suggestion:1) Allow new subscribers to get [part] of old shipments.2) Offering part of old shipment that was a favorite in future shipment.3) Page for subscriber to rate pieces from the shipment. To support #1, #2 and #5,4) Different sized / freq subscription.5) Custom one time packaging.

I'm more interested in 4/5 personally. I already have access to some of these things where I live, you are in Japan (I'm not), so I'm sure there are more things I would like to try, but I think current offering is too much for me. ... I may break down and subscribe anyway, I don't know, too much thinking, brb need some snack.

onslauth 2 days ago 0 replies      
Congrats Bemmu! I love reading these status updates by people such as yourself and patio11. The other added benefit is that both of you live in Japan, where I hope to one day live, and both of you are running your own companies from there. Also I am loving the Candy you have been sending lately, so keep up the good work!
petersouth 2 days ago 0 replies      
I only had one pair of friends who I thought would subscribe. I would be more likely to subscribe to a "random cool stuff from Japan box" if it were around the same cost.
JamesAdir 2 days ago 0 replies      
First of all thanks for the post and the data. So helpful! Anyway, If I read your graph correctly, you've got 800 paying subscribers * $25 that's 20K per month? So 50% profit margin isn't that bad at all!
w1ntermute 3 days ago 1 reply      
Is this your full time job now?
helen842000 3 days ago 0 replies      
+1 for the Pen Japan idea!
laoba 2 days ago 0 replies      
Hey, randomly clicking around your Pen Japan site, and got the form to request review stuff. Looks like you copy/pasted from Candy Japan, as it refers to Candy Japan instead of Pen Japan.

Cool ideas!

Duber 2 days ago 0 replies      
I loved the first time I read your story and I love this update as well.

Very inspiring, thanks for sharing !!!

higherpurpose 2 days ago 1 reply      
Why are you using Recurly instead of Paypal? Isn't that much more expensive? It says $100 for 25 users...plus royalty.
notastartup 2 days ago 0 replies      
I almost signed but I remembered, there's a shop in Vancouver where they sell only Japanese candy and snacks. They are a cash only business but offer ton of variety.

Candy-as-a-service is a pretty awesome idea and imagine if this was selling software, it would've had higher profit margin.

_random_ 2 days ago 0 replies      
It's very tempting, but I am a bit of a paranoid about the Fukishima disaster still not fixed and the possible food contamination.
Ask HN: Who is hiring? (July 2014)
236 points by whoishiring  1 day ago   397 comments top 342
urlwolf 22 minutes ago 0 replies      
Data Science Retreat - http://datascienceretreat.com/ -Community manager - Berlin, Germany

Outgoing, eloquent and friendly Community Manager.This is our pitch to prospective students: "Data Science Retreat (DSR) is the only data science course in the world with chief-data-scientist-level mentors. DSR helps coders or people with significant quantitative training (e.g. science, engineering, or math graduates) ramp-up rapidly for a data science career - arguably the fastest-growing, highest-demand profession.

DSR is a 3-month, in-person, rigorous, and full-time/intensive course in the startup-capital of Europe: Berlin. Youll learn software engineering, data science, business analysis and communication faster and more deeply with mentors doing code reviews and pair-programming - all on real-world data and problems. You will develop a portfolio project, demonstrating you can own a business problem, solve it, and communicate why your results are definitive.

You bring your training, tuition, and drive to master our curriculum alongside our world-class mentors and partners. Towards the end we provide a networking event with top-tier technology companies, where you will show off your new skills and portfolio project, likely leaving with a career-changing job."

We're looking for someone to take charge of operations, accounting, and event coordination at Data Science Retreat. This job will entail everything from managing our office space to handling inbound email to planning events to working with our accountant.

You will get to meet lots of interesting people and companies, and be at the center of the data science action in EU.

Find out more about DSR and apply at http://datascienceretreat.com/

We are profitable from day one and growing.

Who we're looking for:_____________________________________We're looking for someone who writes well, exercises good judgement, is extremely effective, and is energized by being around other people.Hours:The job will initially be 20 hours per week on a freelance basis. Assuming you can meet your targets equally well, then you can work from home most days, meaning you'll save that unpaid daily waste that exists in other jobs: commuting.

What we offer:_____________________________________Meaningful work, with a huge effect on people's lives. You will help people make a career change into arguably the fastest growing profession today.Market rate payA friendly and intellectual atmosphere, and a tight-knit and supportive team.A warm and welcoming office (near lots of good food and transit).You can sit on our classes when you are not busy; that is, you can start your path to become a data scientist yourself if you are interestedLots of interaction with famous data scientists who come to teach or give talks.Potential for growth. If you get things done, you will be a permanent hire. If you understand the business side of DSR, and help achieving objectives, you will be a crucial part of itWhat makes you a strong candidate in our eyes?We dont expect any single candidate to have all of these but please mention relevant experience when applying.Good spoken German (native or close).You live in BerlinAttention to detail. You will deal with bills, receipts, etc. Familiarity with doing taxes a plusSome understanding of Facebook and Twitter (Likes, RTs, @, #, DMs, ).Confident writing skills are essential. You will communicate with companiesAn interesting personality. Let's be realistic: a large component of sales is charm.Experience selling over email.Comfortable and confident talking with people you haven't met In Real Life (one secret: just babble about something random and interesting to break the e-ice).Native or native-level English spelling and grammar.

What would be a plus:_____________________________________Tech-savvy and deep passion for dataPrior experience in salesPrior experience assisting an executive

What your day-to-day will look like:_____________________________________Organizing accommodation for visitorsHelping students in their day-to-day activitiesContacting companies that are hiring data scientists, informing them of our programFollowing up with companies that responded, arranging a call Keeping calendars and checklistsDeveloping process out of chaosHelping us automate as much as possible

speek 1 day ago 1 reply      
Weft - http://weft.io - Cambridge/Boston, MA (office is in central sq.)

   ===========================   ====== What we do =========   ===========================
Strategic Maritime Risk Planning (waze for ships, https://www.waze.com/)! Were working in the largest, least sexy, most invisible industry in the world 90% of everything has been on a ship at one point in time.

The problem -> To try to decrease costs, carries have been increasing the size of container ships. The only problem there is that as container ships get larger, the variability in the global supply chain goes up (e.g. a large ship being late causes a headache to more people than a small one).

How we fix it -> We track every ship on the water and run a bunch of analysis on our data sets so that we can help our customers smooth out the rough edges. (One company we're working with spends 6.5 mil every month on late fees because of these rough edges).

   ===========================   ===== How we do it ========   ===========================
Web/data stack -> clojure + postgres/cassandra/redis/rabbit + ruby on rails + hadoop/EMR + node (were a SOA shop)

Mobile -> iOS, android in the near term

Algorithms -> a dizzying mixture of oldschool and newschool techniques ;-)

   ===========================   ====== And the rest =======   ===========================
We've got some very interesting partners and customers (ranging from telcos to enterprise software providers to regional and international logistics companies). We also have some top tier investors (a16z)!

Looking for help on mobile, frontend, and data science sides! Would be thrilled to find a CTO to grow the tech side of the company with me, but I'm also happy to find engineers who just want to build great things.

If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at marc@weft.io!

spicyj 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Khan Academy Mountain View, CA (we also love interns, and remote is a possibility)

We're a small, non-profit tech startup bringing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Here's a testimonial we received last wweek:


I just want to thank you soooo very much in high school it was very hard for me and I hated studying also even thou my mother told me it would help me I never listened and now I am in college and this website helps me so much with algebra/health and so much more when I start working again I want to give back to you for helping me out in college and becoming a Doctor because you can never say never :)


Every month we get hundreds of letters like this from people in all walks of life who are thankful for our free, high-quality educational content. Most of you reading this are familiar with Sal's videos, but we also have hundreds of videos by other teachers, partnerships with organizations like MoMA and the California Academy of Sciences, and a huge library of interactive exercises. Over 20 million math problems are done every week on our site.

You'll be part of a small team working alongside both "celebrity" devs (like jQuery creator John Resig and Google's first employee Craig Silverstein) and many more who you haven't heard of but who are also really awesome.

We're especially looking for new product designers (of all types) but we also have many engineering positions open as well as some positions for a teacher and contract question writers.

Apply at https://www.khanacademy.org/careers and mention that you're coming from HN. Feel free to email me at alpert+HN@khanacademy.org if you have questions about applying or about KA in general. Unfortunately we can't sponsor visas right now unless you're from Canada, Australia, or Mexico.

seldo 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Front-end developer, npm, Oakland, CA: https://npmjs.org

We are the most popular package manager for Node.js and we're completely rebuilding and redesigning our website. We want somebody who cares a lot about CSS and HTML to join our team as our second full-time front-end developer, working with a world-class design firm to make our site more useful for the millions of JavaScript developers who visit it.

We are not a typical early stage startup. We believe that working sensible hours and taking care of ourselves and our loved ones is the best way to ensure long-term productivity. We care deeply about making tech a more inclusive and diverse place.

npm is an open-source project, including our website.

For more details, http://npmjs.com/jobs/

clarkevans 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Prometheus Research, New Haven, CT ; https://prometheusresearch.com

* Sr. Dev Ops Engineer (New Haven, Chicago, or U.S. Remote) *

Prometheus is building out our hosting infrastructure for customized OSS RexDB deployments. You'll be joining two competent systems folk, and a delightful product manager. We use reStructuredText and Sphinx for documentation, Python for scripting, Ansible for automation, and, soon Docker for application releases. We're also moving from Apache to nginx with the help of customized lua scripts.

We're really interested in someone who has broad technicalknowledge yet groks networks and security. To collaborate remotely with our staff and clients, you need to be an accomplished writer with solid task management skills. We're a custom development shop, with clients of variedtechnical skill levels; since our system group is often the primary contact for technical issues, you'll have to fearlessly tackle all sorts of challenges... both technicaland political.

Unfortunately, since access to Protected Health Informationis required, we're only hiring in the U.S. for this position.

* Sr. Application Developer (New Haven, or Worldwide Remote) *

Our clients have all sorts of medical informatics challenges.Prometheus is also looking for someone to help build out ouropen source RexDB software (http://rexdb.org) and deliver customized applications using it.

The backend is written in Python using PostgreSQL, and we'rebusy updating our client code to use Facebook's React toolkit.We're especially looking for someone who loves analytics, andwishes to improve HTSQL (http://htsql.org) with data processingand graphing features. For more information, you could browsethe code base at http://bitbucket.org/rexdb/ and https://github.com/prometheusresearch

Of course, it's great if you could join our core team in NewHaven, CT. Since most of our company is remote, you will needto work independently, and, love to write succinctanalysis and usage documentation.

Thanks in advance for dropping us a note at hn-201407@prometheusresearch.com - Clark

frisco 22 hours ago 1 reply      
Transcriptic: Full-stack developer (emphasis on frontend)

Menlo Park, CA

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, and some CoffeeScript today, but you'd be free to choose your own tools and libraries.

We're a rapidly growing startup (you'd be #18), but well funded ($6M) and have customers at places like Harvard, 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


nlavezzo 1 day ago 0 replies      
FoundationDB - Developer; Sales Engineer - DC, Boston, Bay Area

------------------------------------- About FoundationDB ----------------------------------------

FoundationDB is the company behind the eponymous distributed database. FoundationDB's primary product - its Key-Value Store - is unique in the database market. It is a distributed, high performance, exceptionally fault-tolerant ordered key/value store that supports true, no asterisk, ACID transactions across all data in a cluster. The unique characteristics of the key-value store make it relatively easy to build stateless layers that expose different data models at the top and store all of their state in they key/value store at the bottom, using ACID transactions. The product vision is to make it possible for organizations to store all of their state in FoundationDB, while providing their application developers access to all of the various data models and APIs that they want to use for their applications.

---------------------------------- Developer - DC or Boston Area - ---------------------------------

FoundationDB is currently seeking exceptional developers to join our growing team. In this position you will help us continue to build the next generation of transactional database technology. You will work with a team of exceptional engineers with backgrounds from top CS programs, research fields, and successful startups. We dont just write software, we build our own languages, simulations, and state of the art tools to write better software.

Key Responsibilities:

* Working closely with other development team members on core and layer development.

* Thinking about high-level and long-term implications of design decisions

* Taking significant ownership in projects

* Doing a significant amount of actual coding each day

* Contributing to our dynamic entrepreneurial environment

Required Skills:

* A good attitude, friendly personality, and strong work ethic

* Strong systems programming experience

* A high level of interest in software engineering and computer science

* Ability to work legally in the US

Beneficial, But Not Required Skills:

* Experience working on large software development projects

* Proficiency in C++

* Experience with distributed systems development

* An interesting portfolio of side projects that show you enjoy solving problems

* Experience interacting with users

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

Apply here for DC area: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/8923-Developer-Tysons-Corner-V...

Apply here for Boston area: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/10443-Developer-Boston-Cambrid...

-------------------------------------Sales Engineer - DC, Boston, Bay Area -------------------------------------

FoundationDB is currently seeking Sales Engineers to join our growing team. In this position you will be the technical representative for FoundationDB's products and services. Your mission will be to work with our Sales team to ensure the successful closure of software and services sales, while laying the foundation for customer success.

This role requires deep, hands-on database and/or development experience - you will be much more than a powerpoint jockey. You will be writing Layers and contributing them to the FoundationDB community. You will architect and deliver technology solutions for customers, prospects and partners. Experience with the entire customer success lifecycle is crucial conception, solution architecture, technology evaluation, solution presentation, pilot, production, performance optimization and maintenance & support.

Working knowledge of high-performance cloud architectures and distributed database systems (SQL & NoSQL) as well as hands-on engineering is essential. We're looking for customer-facing, hands-on technologists with a track record of success to join us in locations throughout North America.

Sales Engineers are responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process; working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate. Presenting FoundationDB products as well as building strong relationships with key sponsors both during and after the sales cycle.

The Sales Engineer must be able to articulate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users across a wide variety of horizontal solution landscapes and in vertical industries. He or she must be able to rapidly identify all technical issues of assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. Sales Engineers must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the sales, and then customer success, cycles.

An existing network and/or relationships within the DevOps community in Cloud, SaaS, eCommerce, Media & Entertainment and/or Financial organizations is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

* Partner with the Sales team and Account Executives to achieve defined sales goals.

* Propose technical and business solutions in support of sales activities.

* Present technical and business aspects of proposed solutions to prospective and existing customers.

* Assist with strategy development within the target accounts by building customer relationships.

* Manage target accounts that may span multiple Account Executives.

* Work with Partners to achieve defined sales goals.

* Lead efforts to ensure the delivery of all technical resources into the sales campaigns.

* Assist in the production of RFPs and other proposals to prospective and existing customers.

* Responsible for development and delivery of consistently high-quality product demonstrations focused on advancing the sales cycle and addressing specific customer needs.

* Responsible for the design and delivery of on or off site technical Proof-of-Concepts for prospective customers.

* Responsible for representing the product to customers; and at field events such as conferences, seminars, etc.

* Work with colleagues across the organization to receive the support needed to accomplish the technical goals.

* Creative solution development and presentation based on customer requirements, challenges and needs.

* Sphere of Influence: Sales team, customers and prospective customers, partners

Technical Skills: Experience with one or more in each of the categories below

Engineering: Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, Node,js, C/C++/C#, .NET, SQL, Go, Erlang, Scala

Databases / State Storage Systems: Relational (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL), NoSQL (key value, document, graph, columnar), Time Series databases

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, Macintosh OS

Required Skills:

* 8+ years of related experience in IT.

* 5+ years of specialized experience in software development or software delivery organization.

* Previous experience with architecture, design, build and management of distributed applications, databases

* Previous experience providing database and/or NoSQL solutions

* Previous experience with data infrastructure tools Integration, ETL, MDM, data quality

* Previous experience with Time Series applications

* Experience with Linux, Windows system configuration or Network configuration (TCP/IP, web servers, firewalls, security).

* Extensive experience in production environments (application servers, web servers, databases), together with experience working with DevOps teams.

* History of success with Enterprise customer sales cycles, prototypes or large-scale development and deployment projects.

* Technical depth to respond to all functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.

* Proven success conveying customer requirements to Product Management teams.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills, customer interaction, requirements analysis, presentations, training, requirements specifications, system design, and documentation of user guides.

* Bachelors degree in Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or equivalent background.

* Willingness to travel to customer locations.

Apply here: https://foundationdb.com/jobs/10431-Sales-Engineer?gh_jid=10...

hglaser 1 day 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 marketers, designers and engineers! See:

* https://www.periscope.io/outrageous-marketer

* https://www.periscope.io/user-experience-designer

* https://www.periscope.io/data-obsessed-engineer

Were a team of 4 ex-Google and Microsoft engineers and PMs. We have venture funding, paying customers, > 25% m/m revenue growth, and a spacious loft apartment in SF to work out of.

Email me (harry@periscope.io) if you have questions!

apaprocki 1 day ago 1 reply      
Bloomberg - San Francisco (full-time, no remote, no relo, visa ok)

I am looking for the first few individuals to join a team of two building something special in SF. Bootstrapping a team from scratch requires a type of person who thrives in a startup atmosphere and can wear many hats. Ideal candidates have had plenty of experience scaling up or building large distributed systems and/or building products for developers with a large user base. Full-time Bloomberg LP employment with generous benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.

Who we are:

We run a worldwide network with somewhere around 35,000 circuits in 180+ countries. We ingest anywhere from 45-60 billion "ticks" daily aggregate from feeds in all of these countries. We normalize, scrub, and then re-distribute all this data to customers in all of those countries in an efficient manner. The Terminal provides analytic and visualization tools to work with market data, as well as the same tools to work with news and alerts. On the news side, we ingest over 80,000 news feeds (e.g. WSJ would be one "feed") from around the world and do the same kind of processing, applying ML for sentiment and topic classification, machine translation, etc. The web side (bloomberg.com, businessweek.com, Government, Law, etc) uses mostly Rails stacks and everything you would expect to find in a web shop.

If you want to join a team in the single digits and work for one of the most profitable software companies in the world, contact me -- andrew@ishiboo.com (personal e-mail)

zain 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Lovely, San Francisco: http://livelovely.com. Looking for smart, relatively senior devs and designers. No remote, but we'll pay relocation expenses if you're not local and we've sponsored two H1Bs so far.

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

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

We're just over 20 people right now but we're growing as fast as we can find people. We just signed a lease for our first office by ourselves, a gorgeous 6000sqft building.I run engineering -- ex-YC, Django dev, been in the real estate space most of my life. I'd be happy to answer any of your questions: zain@livelovely.com.

yegg 1 day ago 0 replies      
DuckDuckGo (remote or local in Paoli, PA). If you're a DuckDuckGo user who is excited about what we're trying to accomplish, then check out our hiring page at https://dukgo.com/help/en_US/company/hiring

In particular, we're looking right now for:

-1 or 2 Back-end (Perl) engineers.

-1 Front-end (JavaScript/CSS) engineer.

-1 Operations (Chef/Site-reliability) engineer.

-1 Desktop/mobile Web designer.

pbiggar 1 day ago 0 replies      
CircleCI (https://circleci.com/jobs) - fulltime, SF or REMOTE, international OK, VISA-transfers OK

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

- working with great people who you can learn from

- to work on developer tools

- building a product that customers love, and pay for

- working with Clojure and ClojureScript

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

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

We're hiring lots of roles, esp in engineering, design, dev-success, and dev-marketing.

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

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

abhiv 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Full-Stack Software Engineers - Trulia, San Francisco - INTERN, VISA welcome; REMOTE possible

Contact me at abhi@trulia.com for more info, or send me your resume.

Positions are available on multiple teams at Trulia, including on the rentals team that where I work. We're growing very quickly and aim to hire the highest quality people while doing so.

How we work:

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

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

Behind the curtain:

- 'Innovation Week' every quarter - work on any project you like for one week each quarter, recruit others to work on your project with you, present your work to other engineers (if you feel like it)

- People you're happy to see every day

- Stocked Kitchens and two kegerators

- Unbeatable SOMA location with penthouse roof deck

- All IDEs welcome

- Aeron chairs

- Great benefits (untracked time off, variety of health plans, 401k match)

You:- You have experience working on high-traffic, scalable internet applications

- You love solving hard problems and working in small teams with smart people

- You're comfortable with everything from bash scripting to javascript

- You're a great person

- You love making fast websites

What you'll work with:

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

Why work at Trulia?

Engineering gets respect.

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

We have awesome problems to solve.

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

Stability is wonderful.

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

Trulia is a successful rapidly growing Internet technology company, redefining the home search experience for consumers and changing the way real estate professionals build their businesses. Our marketplace, delivered through the web and mobile applications, gives consumers powerful tools to research homes and neighborhoods and enables real estate professionals to efficiently market their listings and attract new clients.Trulia was founded in 2005, backed by Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital, and had a successful IPO in 2012. We are headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Denver and New York and voted Best Place to Work in both San Francisco and Denver.

JoeCortopassi 1 day ago 0 replies      
OneHealth - Solana Beach, CA (San Diego area)

  ---------------------------------  -------  About OneHealth  -------  ---------------------------------
OneHealth is an award winning behavioral modification platform that increases outcome-driven wellness and reduces the cost of health care by combining clinical principles, social technologies and game mechanics to extend the reach and benefits of professional medical and clinical care. We are revolutionizing the health care industry so we can help saves lives every day. OneHealth Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2008, is backed by a leading industry Venture Capital firm, and is located in Solana Beach, CA. (www.OneHealth.com)

This is an opportunity to join a small company making a big impact. We have an engaging corporate culture that combines high standards, professional discipline and an enjoyable team-oriented environment. Competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and Equity Incentive plan. Our offices are located one mile from the beach and we offer a free weekly yoga class and surfing meet ups.

  ---------------------------------  --- Senior Software Engineer ----  ---------------------------------  http://jobvite.com/m?3WsLugwo  -- Essential Duties & Responsibilities: --  * Design and build clinical and social backends and related APIs that drive our web and mobile sites.  * Develop and improve A/B Testing of new features on our platform allow us to drive company decisions with supporting metrics.  * Help evolve and scale the platform and its core rule and analytic engines to improve outcomes and improve peoples lives.  --- What we are looking for: ---  * BS in Computer Science (or equivalent)  * 5+ Years of Linux and web development experience  * Solid knowledge of JavaScript/PHP website development.  * Thorough understanding of protocols such as HTTP, XMPP, SMTP, AMQP  * Working knowledge of RequireJS, Backbone, Handlebars, SASS, HTML and CSS  * Experience with data stores such as Redis, MySQL, LocalStorage.  * Experience with agile development practices and methodologies such as Scrum, TDD, BDD and Unit Testing.  * Experience with Continuous Integration and automated development tools and processes  * Familiarity with asynchronous/event driven architectures and graph theory  * Familiarity with open source software development and have an active account on github  * Experience with building PHP/Node Extensions, Ruby gems and Debian Packages is a big plus  * Experience with HIPAA, HITECH, PHI and related security and privacy laws is a plus  * Passionate, Accountable with excellent organization and communication skills  ---------------------------------  --- Android Software Engineer ---  ---------------------------------  http://jobvite.com/m?3OrLugwf  -- Essential Duties and Responsibilities --  * Design and build hybrid apps and web experiences for mobile phones and tablets  * Work directly with our platform and analytics engineers and contribute the mobile perspective  * Collaborate daily with development, QA, product and management teams  * Maintains a working knowledge of relevant government and industry standards  -- Qualifications --  * BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience  * 3+ Years of mobile development experience  * Knowledge of protocols such as HTTP, OAuth and REST  * Thorough understanding of JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3, REST APIs  * Experience with native app development for Android (Java), Android Frameworks and technologies such as WebView, Intents, Testing and Volley  * Experience with Android tools such as proguard, systrace, adb, bmgr and jobb  * Experience with GIT, Continuous Integration and automated development tools and processes  * Experience with design patterns, such as Model View Presenter, Data Mapper, Polymorphism, DRY, Decoupling  * Experience with agile development practices and methodologies such as Scrum, Refactoring, TDD, BDD and Unit Testing  * Strong interest in learning new technologies, standards and working with open source software  * Passionate, accountable with excellent organization and communication skills  * Experience with CORS, HTML5 WebSockets and C2DM based Push Notifications a plus  ---------------------------------  - Lead Test Automation Engineer -  ---------------------------------  http://jobvite.com/m?3WIewgw9  -- Essential Duties and Responsibilities --  * Plans and directs the development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for our software.  * Develop and update test cases.  * Report product bugs using the Companys bug-tracking tool.  * Collaborate daily with development, product and management teams. Create clear status reports and concisely communicate with relevant parties.  * Recommend streamlining of processes to improve test efficiency.  * Maintains a working knowledge of relevant government and industry standards.  * Interprets quality assurance philosophy to key personnel in the Company.  * Reviews all data obtained during all quality assurance activities to ensure consistency with Company policies and procedures.  -- Qualifications --   * BS in Computer Science (or equivalent)  * 6+ Years of developing, managing and ensuring quality of a web platform and/or service.  * Solid knowledge of automated test frameworks such as Watir, Selenium or Sahi and related best practices.  * Hands-on experience with testing large scale AJAX based websites.  * Hands-on experience with testing web services  * Have built out and maintained regression test frameworks.  * Used agile development practices and methodologies such as Scrum  * Deeply familiar with TDD, BDD and Unit Testing.  * Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines  * Experience with RSpec, PHPUnit, SimpleTest  * Must pass a background check and drug test  ---------------------------------  ------- Engineering Intern ------  ---------------------------------  http://jobvite.com/m?3wKewgwL  -- What you will do: --  * Build fast, secure, beautiful and scalable web apps  * Use modern web technologies to disrupt healthcare  * Be exposed to a broad range of technologies such as Chef, RabbitMQ, Redis, APIs and real time applications    * And as always, debug hard problems  -- Requirements: --  * Current student at a top university majoring in Computer Science/Computer Engineering   * Solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms  * Experience building web applications using PHP, Python or Ruby  * Web development experience (HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax)  * Experience with Angular or Backbone is desirable but not required   * Most importantly, high energy and willingness to learn new technologies  * Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen  * This is a part-time position

jgrahamc 1 day ago 0 replies      
CloudFlare (http://cloudflare.com/) is hiring in San Francisco and London.

Lots of opportunities for software developers, customer support, network operations and SRE.

Full list of positions here: https://www.cloudflare.com/join-our-team

JoeCortopassi 18 hours ago 0 replies      
OneHealth - Solana Beach, CA (San Diego area)

The company I work for as an iOS engineer, OneHealth is a behavioral modification platform that increases outcome-driven wellness and reduces the cost of health care by combining clinical principles, social technologies and game mechanics to extend the reach and benefits of professional medical and clinical care. We are revolutionizing the health care industry so we can help saves lives every day. OneHealth Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2008, is backed by a leading industry Venture Capital firm, and is located in Solana Beach, CA. This is an opportunity to join a small company making a big impact. We have an engaging corporate culture that combines high standards, professional discipline and an enjoyable team-oriented environment. Competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and Equity Incentive plan. Our offices are located one mile from the beach and we offer a free weekly yoga class and surfing meet ups. (www.OneHealth.com)

Senior Software Engineer (http://jobvite.com/m?3WsLugwo)

Android Software Engineer (http://jobvite.com/m?3OrLugwf)

Lead Test Automation Engineer (http://jobvite.com/m?3WIewgw9)

Engineering Intern (http://jobvite.com/m?3wKewgwL)

pesenti 23 hours ago 2 replies      
IBM Watson - www.ibm.com/watsonjobs - many locationsWatson Group is IBM's $1B dollar bet on the cognitive computing space building upon the Watson technology developed for the now famous Jeopardy challenge.

If you have talent, skills and experience in the areas of:* NLP, * ML, and* Cloud Services,

we invite you to join a team that is working on ground-breaking and exciting projects.

We have aggressive growth plans and are looking to hire over 300 researchers and developers in 2014 alone!

Working @ Watson means:- Working first-hand with renowned industry leaders in NLP, ML, Speech Recognition- Contributing to products that have meaningful impact e.g. helping find cancer cure, helping doctors diagnose and treat patients better, helping people make wise investment decisions etc.- Having IBM's deep customer base and R&D investment behind you

We are hiring mostly in the US Watson Group HQ are in East Village NYC (checkout our new headquarters http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/watson-hq.h...)In addition, we have openings in NY, Boston, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, Austin, Prague and Dublin. Remote work is an option as well.

If you want to be part of a team that is growing fast, keeps things real, and is focused on getting things done rather than 'managing' things, do talk to us.

Check out all the openings at www.ibm.com/watsonjobs for a variety of positions including cloud developer, software engineer, dev-ops engineer and many more.

MattRogish 1 day ago 0 replies      
Rails Machine - https://railsmachine.com - Remote, USA

  ---------------------------------  ---- Who are we looking for? ----  ---------------------------------
Operations professionals (DevOps, SysAdmin, Automation, DBA, Rails/Node developers, etc.) with a strong customer-service bent. We support our clients by understanding and identifying their problems and proposing solutions to fix them. This might be running stuff on our hardware, it might be a mix of AWS and Heroku, or something else entirely.

We have no billable hours - we are empowered to fix issues, add memory/CPU/disk, etc. based on our pricing/billing model.

  --------------------------------  ---- What is Rails Machine? ----  --------------------------------
Rails Machine is a boutique managed services hosting provider for medium and large sized web firms. Although our name is "Rails Machine", we operate a large Rails, PHP, Node, and Java application server farm (but Rails is the largest proportion). We have PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and MongoDB clusters. We multiple geographically distributed data centers. We have our own metal but also manage AWS, Heroku, etc. as necessary to achieve client goals.

  -------------------------  ---- Extreme Support ----  -------------------------
We take an approach of extreme support - our default unit of work is the pull request on the client repo. We contract with our clients to provide a certain level of service (9's, latency, response time, whatever) and we are empowered to do anything to resolve it (adding database indexes, removing N+1 queries in Rails code, etc.).

If bare metal is on one end of the spectrum, we're on the complete opposite end. Off the charts.

  -----------------  ---- Details ----  -----------------
We've been around and profitable since April, 2006.

We are a completely virtual/remote company (although we have physical data centers). You can work from home or a local co-working place. Unfortunately, you need to be a US citizen to apply.

Salary plus profit sharing ensures you're paid well above average (75th percentile).

If you're interested, drop me a line at matt at railsmachine.com.



krg 1 day ago 0 replies      
TechEmpower - Los Angeles area, California (El Segundo, near LAX)

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

We don't want ninjas and rockstars, just good developers

We hire people, not skill sets. If you're a smart, motivated developer who likes our company culture, let's talk.

Over the past 16 years we've cultivated a great group of people to work with. Our developers are smart, thoughtful, respectful to each other, opinionated, dedicated, and fun. We don't hire often, and when we do, we value these qualities as much as technical abilities.

Founded by a former computer science professor, in many ways we keep the same feel as a small computer science lab (without the long hours):

    Challenging and varied projects    Informal, comfortable environment    Intelligent, engaged people    Lively, respectful technology discussions    Frequent mentoring    Easy camaraderie    General culture of helpfulness and friendliness 
Teams at TechEmpower are typically between 2 and 6 people. Because of the small size of our teams, we need developers able to work on all aspects of an application ("full stack" developers). We rely on individual developers to do much of the software design, with guidance and discussion, and actively work to improve each other's technical capabilities.

On average, a typical developer will get exposure to 3 or 4 different projects over the course of a year. Since each project has a different technology stack, developers gain varied experience over time and never stop learning.

We pride ourselves on doing the best work we can for our clients. This means working with them to really understand what they need built, carefully planning how to do it, and delivering what we promise while maintaining a sensible work/life balance. We build quality applications and have fun doing it.

Also, we enjoy programming on high-performance workstations with 4K displays. A lot of code fits in 3840x2160 pixels!

The technologies we use vary over time with our mix of projects. Here is a snapshot of the technologies we use at the moment:

    Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Ruby, PHP    Tools: Git, Jenkins (Continuous Integration), Sonar (static code analysis), Eclipse, IntelliJ, Ant, Maven    Web: Dropwizard, .NET MVC 5, Play, Django, Rails, Mustache, Handlebars, Backbone, Angular, Knockout, JSP, Servlets, jQuery, etc.    Mobile: iOS, Android, PhoneGap    Hosting: AWS (EC2, RDS, etc.), Rackspace Cloud, Linux deployments    Data Persistence: ORM (Hibernate, etc.), MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server, NoSQL (Redis, MongoDB) 
We don't expect new hires to have experience with all of these, but developers at TechEmpower can expect to expand their skillsets with most of these over time.

If this sounds like the kind of place you'd like to work, please apply here: http://jobs.techempower.com/hn

trefn 1 day ago 1 reply      
San Francisco, CAMixpanel (YCS09; http://mixpanel.com) is the most advanced advanced analytics platform ever for web & mobile applications.

Mixpanel is profitable, with thousands of customers and millions in monthly revenue.


Our engineering culture:

  * We do very thorough, line-by-line code reviews using GitHub pull requests. This keeps our code quality high and helps us learn.  * We try to have two people work together on every project (collaborating, not pairing). It's more fun and it results in better code.  * We practice rapid iteration. If it's better than live, we ship. We also build things so they can go live (whitelisted) long before launch day.  * We write tests for things that are mission-critical, prone to failure, or cause paranoia. Think billing and datastore code, not Django views.  * We care about learning. Right now we're reading through Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment.  * We currently have 9 vim users, 2 IntelliJ, and 1 emacs holdout.

We have two types of engineering positions available - systems and product. Both of these positions require you to be able to work in San Francisco, CA.

Systems engineers build and scale our infrastructure, and write mostly C, C++, and Python. We are working on a number of new products right now with serious infrastructure challenges and we need more people with great depth to help us solve them. This position requires at least 4 years of experience.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  * Working on our custom datastore (written from the ground up in C)  * Scaling the data processing pipeline (currently handling > 50K requests per second)  * Building notification delivery infrastructure (currently sending > 100M emails & push notifications per month)  * General improvements to performance, reliability, and security  * Work with the rest of the engineering team to design, build, deploy, and maintain systems
If you're interested in a more full-stack role, check out the Product engineer position: http://boards.greenhouse.io/mixpanel/jobs/7910


The engineering team is still small (12), and there's a lot of interesting stuff to do. Happy to talk details.

If you're interested, drop me a line - tim@mixpanel.com.

darrellsilver 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Thinkful based in NYC: We're looking for software engineers interested in helping us build the best online education platform, in AngularJS + Python / Flask.


For engineering, check out the full job listing here: https://jobs.lever.co/thinkful/8a737595-fb6a-407d-9723-04dc6...

We're also hiring a leader in design and UX: https://jobs.lever.co/thinkful/e1dd4a11-0f50-4607-9b9e-8e7da...

Thinkful has the industry's best experts across the US who mentor students 1:1 as they go through our curriculum. We've been growing revenue 25% each month since founding at the beginning of 2013.

Our team today is 18 (9 engineers) and growing to 35 in 2014. We took one round of seed funding from Peter Thiel, RRE, Quotidian Ventures in early 2013.

Contact me directly to talk: darrell@thinkful.com

For all our other positions check out: https://jobs.lever.co/thinkful

varunsrin 15 hours ago 0 replies      
SoundFocus - San Francisco, CA

Roles: iOS Engineer, Product Marketer, Community Manager

Full-time in SF (VISA ok, will relocate)


TL:DR; We're a YC-backed startup building audio hardware to help people hear better using their mobile phones when making phone calls, listening to music or watching movies. If you're an iOS dev, marketer or community manager that's passionate about audio hardware or music, email me varun@soundfocus.com.



iOS Engineer

We're looking for an experienced mobile engineer to take ownership of our user-facing software stack, including our iOS and Android applications. Our ideal candidate is passionate about developing beautiful user interfaces, and has an eye for design and detail. As an early employee at SoundFocus you'll get a chance to develop products that will have a positive impact on the lives of millions who face hearing-related challenges.


Product Marketer

SoundFocus is looking for a product marketing manager to drive the launch for our first hardware product. Youll be instrumental in crafting our go-to-market strategy and will need to know our customers inside out. In addition to spearheading our marketing efforts, youll also be tasked with building strong connections with cultural icons and industry leaders. As the first hire on the marketing team, were looking for someone whos creative, scrappy, and resourceful, with a successful track record of strategic business development and cultivating meaningful relationships.


Community Manager

SoundFocus is looking for a community manager who will play a critical role by building a strong and vibrant community of both current and potential customers. Your overarching goal will be to ensure that each and every individual has an interaction with the product and the team that is as positive and rewarding as possible.

You should be energetic and enthusiastic, with an innate ability to build and maintain great relationships with people at all levels, from the janitor to our world famous customers. You will be first in line to help people understand the product and engage with it.

adambratt 1 day ago 0 replies      
Benzinga -- is getting massive amounts of new traffic and we need some more team members to help us handle all the new visitors either REMOTE or local full-time in Detroit, MI.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email us now: dev@marketfy.comCheck us out: http://marketfy.com and http://benzinga.com

Clairesheng 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Remote or one of our offices: San Francisco, CA - 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

ejdyksen 21 hours ago 0 replies      
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.  - Though everyone here is fluent in Ruby, we don't artificially limit ourselves.    Recently, I've worked with Objective-C, Backbone.js (inside PhoneGap),    Angular.js, QT 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 machines.
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  - If youre renting anything larger than a breadbox in the Bay Area or NYC,    you can afford a house here. 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 few years of experience doing it.  - You learn new stuff quickly. Youve used a lot of technologies, but youre not    afraid to use more. It would be nice if you use and love Ruby, but not required.  - 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 craftsman on this awesome team. If you're interested, get in touch with me:


splitrocket 1 day ago 0 replies      
Significance Labs - Brooklyn, NY -


We at Significance Labs believe that technology can help to solve real problems for low income Americans and we are looking for excellent engineers to help us in our mission. Significance Labs is a not-for-profit socially conscious tech incubator in the heart of Brooklyn, focusing on bringing the lean startup methodology to the world of charity.

We are looking for a handful of excellent, experienced full stack engineers who want to do more with their talents: take on a project that really matters, something that leverages the power of technology to help make the world a better place. To that end, we are offering a ten week residency, beginning in June, at our office in downtown Brooklyn, working with some of the best people in the business, experts in the field, academics, designers and technologists to tackle some of the real problems of poverty.

You will be working with our fellows ( http://significancelabs.org/solve/ ) in small teams, developing an app from scratch, with direct feedback from the very communities we are trying to help. This isn't a hackathon where your code gets left in the dustbin sunday night: we are going to be building projects that will continue to make a real difference long after the summer is over.

What youll get* Co-Working space in downtown Brooklyn* Expert engineers, entrepreneurs, UI and UX people as mentors* Local collegiate interns as dedicated as you* At the end of the cycle, we will do a demo day with VCs, foundations, government organizations, etc. to help take the product and team to the next level.* An honorarium to pay your rent and bills.You are a talented engineer, and could work anywhere: Why join us?

This is an opportunity to build a greenfield project that really matters, something that leverages the power of technology to help make the world a better place. This is your chance to be the CTO of a social enterprise, level up your skills, and work with some of the best people in the business solving some of the most important problems of our time.

This isnt just another gig, nor is it your friends crazy idea about how to disrupt some market... This is about changing the world for the better.

If this sounds like something youd be interested in, you can find out more and apply here: http://significancelabs.org/hackers

sam 1 day ago 0 replies      
Octopart - New York, NY - http://octopart.com/jobs


* Full time Backend Engineer focusing on electronic component data

* Full time Frontend Engineer

* Full time UI/UX Designer

* Full time Entry Level Sales Account Executive


At Octopart, we're opening up the world of electronic component 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 in NYC, we're a team of 11, we're ex-physicists and electrical engineers, and we've been profitable since 2010.

We're from the W07 YC batch. We write a lot of Python and JavaScript.

If you're a software hacker who wants to build amazing tools for hardware hackers, get in touch with us at jobs@octopart.com.

nickbaum 1 day ago 1 reply      
StoryWorth (https://www.storyworth.com) FULLTIME, SF, YC-funded

I'm hiring for two founder-level roles at StoryWorth: Head of Marketing and Partnerships, and Head of Community.

StoryWorth makes it easy for people to privately record their family stories. Each week, we email our customers a question about their life, for example What do you remember about your grandmother? or Tell me about the day you got engaged. All they have to do is reply with a story, either by email or by phone. We save their stories and share them privately with their family.

We have a launched product with paying customers across the country who love our service. This is an opportunity to be part of the founding team that is going to help every family in the world record their story for generations to come.

You're a good fit for these roles if you crave a ton of responsibility on a small team. You'll get to define your strategy, and then you'll actually get to execute on it. If you're the kind of person who learns by doing, you'll be learning faster than ever before.

If you're interested in either position, I'd be happy to tell you more about each specific role. Send me a short note about yourself at nick@storyworth.com, I can't wait to hear from you!

drpancake 1 day ago 1 reply      
Tradewave https://tradewave.net New York City (NYC)

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 less than six months old, backed up some of the best investors in the crypto space, and already generating revenue.

More information: https://tradewave.net/jobs/

chwolfe 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Crutchfield, Charlottesville, VA; http://www.crutchfield.com

Front End Web Developer / Designer

Crutchfield is looking for a talented software developer who doesnt fear javascript and new web technologies, and who is very enthusiastic at the idea of bringing e-commerce to the next level. We like to think of the proper candidate as 85% front-end mechanic, 15% designer.

* You will be involved in all phases of the softwares development and will be responsible for planning features, designing its components, programming and more* You will design the software and architecture, and requirements to build Crutchfields' next generation of ecommerce solutions* Develop using mainly JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS 3, Angular and BootstrapSkills & Requirements* Deep knowledge of JavaScript / jQuery, HTML 5 & CSS 3* Knowledge of Angular and/or Ember is an asset* Experience with a server side framework (.NET, PHP, Rails, etc.) is desired* Keen understanding of responsive front-end frameworks, cross-browser user interfaces / browser limitations, modern web technologies, web security, SEO & more* Experienced building and scaling consumer oriented web applications* Attention to details and strong commitment to quality* Experienced with modern software development principles and processes, frameworks, and version control systems* Have previously built web applications from A to Z a plus* Experienced with eCommerce a big plus

We offer our employees a competitive benefits package, a wellness program, a challenging work environment and a relaxed dress code.

Please apply here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=9691891&t=1

tow21 1 day ago 0 replies      
London: Farringdon. On-site only.

Timetric (https://timetric.com) is looking for AI/ML engineers to help us build great data products.

We're a motivated team, small, but growing rapidly. We use git, code reviews and a one-click deploy/rollback system so that we can rapidly iterate and ship code without constantly breaking everything.

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

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


You need to have:

    Python experience.    Numerical/scientific/mathematical background.    Understanding of AI/ML techniques    Comfortable working in a Linux environment.    Used to working with git (or mercurial).
And it would be really great if you also had some of:

    Django experience.    Understanding of HTML/CSS (especially recent standards development).    Modern javaScript experience.    Data visualization experience
and if you've published or contributed to any open-source software, then tell us about it!

Email us at jobs@timetric.com

bignoggins 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yahoo Fantasy Sports - http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy - Sunnyvale, CA

We are the #1 fantasy sports destination on the web. Fantasy Sports is a booming industry that is growing every year and has one of the most passionate and engaged users on the web.

We have several positions that we are currently trying to hire for as we try to bring home the championship. Sports and fantasy knowledge is a plus, but not required. Just a willingness to get a little crazy and watch sports! Watching sports will be a part of your job, how cool is that? Here is what we are hiring for:

1. Data Scientist - We have some of the largest warehouses of both user generated and sports data anywhere. This is a sports nuts' dream! Apply for this if you love figuring out what users are doing and how to iterate on the product based on numbers.

2. Backend engineer - We are creating a new, state of the art backend infrastructure. Fantasy Sports is one of the most challenging backends on the web, due to the spiky nature of traffic. During an NFL Sunday, our peak RPS can exceed twitter! Apply for this if you love massive scaling and performance optimization.

3. Mobile engineer - Looking for both iOS and Android expertise. I was acquired by Yahoo last year (http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/01/yahoo-acquires-bignoggins-a...), and my goal is to make Yahoo Fantasy Sports the runaway leader in mobile sports apps. We have a great team of designers and developers, and Yahoo mobile is actually now the largest mobile development organization in the world! We are taking mobile seriously, and you can help us get there.

4. SDET - For fantasy sports, we can NOT make mistakes. No fumbles, no turnovers, nothing. Our crack team of SDETs writes automated test scripts and build testing and release infrastructure to make sure that the devs can move fast and (not) break things!

Yahoo may not be the most glamorous company in the Valley, and we definitely don't have it all figured out. Most startups let you make a big impact in a small pond, and a big company lets you make a small impact in a big pond. Yahoo is the rare opportunity to make a big impact in a big pond. There is a lot of low hanging fruit that we need to solve, and if you want to be part of one of the most epic turnaround stories in the Valley, then hit me up!

If you wanna come kick ass and chew bubble gum, hit me up at bignoggins@yahoo-inc.com!

mixmastamyk 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Senior Java Database Scalability Engineer - Weta Digital, Wellington, NZ

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

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

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

Details found below:


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

Additional bonus items:

* Experience with Apache Thrift or Protocol Buffers for communication.

* Knowledge of porting from MySQL.

* Python, shell scripting, C++, git

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

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

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

More perks:

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

* Beautiful scenery in every direction for weekend trips.

* Good to great schools and healthcare.

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

And fair warning, as nowhere is perfect:

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

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

* Lots of legacy software and procedures after 20 years in business-- we'll need your help to update them.

* Occasionally noisy but fun office environment (think Nerf bullets).

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


rsingel 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Contextly, San Francisco, CA; http://contextly.com

Our mission is to help publishers thrive in the age of drive-by readers, with tools that are good for readers, writers and publishers. Broadly speaking that means figuring out how to get good stories to the right readers.

We do this with content recommendations that don't suck and have no misleading content. Our recommendation technology marries editorial curation to machine learning. We're a small team, but we've got great clients and we're growing.

We are looking to hire our first two local engineers:

* Infrastructure Engineer* Front-End/Web Developer

Here is what we think would make a good match:

As an infrastruture engineer, here are some skills that will likely lead to a good match:

* Python* Experience with AWS* Experience with both relational dbs and key-value stores* Experience with application/service monitoring/logging* CDNs/Caching/Memcache/Redis* Demonstrated ability to build systems using these skills

As a designer/web developer, here are some skills that will likely lead to a good match:

* API use/design* Javascript* Mobile web experience* Familiarity with publishing systems

Please tell us about yourself in a cover letter.

All serious inquiries will get a response.

df07 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) - Remote!

Full Stack Web Developer: https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/34229/full-stack-web-...

Site Reliability Engineer, Networking (sysadmin): https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/47588/site-reliabilit...


Spoom 1 day ago 1 reply      
LDR Interactive http://ldrinteractive.com/ Cleveland, OH Full Time Local (Sorry, No Remote)

Come to LDR, and enjoy a fun and innovative environment. Our team is revolutionizing the media industry. LDR is growing, and we are looking for smart and driven people to join our team!

We're a funded, profitable startup working in the broadcast media space. We're looking to expand our development team, and currently have two full time development openings available:


Lead Web Application Developer, TopicPulse

LDR Interactive has created an innovative social news platform called TopicPulse. TopicPulse provides publishers and broadcasters with automatic discovery of online content, such as news stories, as well as minute-by-minute analysis and insight into social activity (local or national) around a given story or piece of content. TopicPulse is a growing system with a great future!

LDR is looking to recruit a talented developer who can help expand TopicPulses feature set and positively influence the trajectory of the product. Our ideal candidate takes pride in finding elegant solutions to hard problems and writing efficient, understandable code.


Senior Web Application Developer

LDR has a team of highly talented software engineers who have built our scalable interactive platform that connects listeners with our AM / FM / Internet radio partners.

Now, we have an opening for a full-time software engineer on our evolving team. Our company and engineering team has been expanding this year, and we are looking for a special person for this new Web Application Developer position.


Stuff we like / use (and things with which ideal candidates should have experience):


- PHP (modular, object-oriented, 5.4+)

- MySQL (MariaDB technically)

- Apache (and nginx)

- Linux

- Chef

- ElasticSearch

- Node.js

- Redis

- MongoDB

- Memcache

- Cordova / PhoneGap / mobile app development in general


- HTML (duh)

- Javascript

- jQuery

- Bootstrap

Missing a couple of these? Apply anyway.

See http://ldrinteractive.com/careers.php for more details on both positions (in addition to our other openings) and to apply. We'd love to hear from you!

grammr 22 hours ago 0 replies      
PipelineDB (YC W14)

We are on a mission to build a new type of database for a modern world in which information is constantly moving, and moving fast. PipelineDB runs SQL queries continuously on large volumes of streaming data, giving companies the capability to easily develop scalable, realtime applications and services using only a familiar SQL interface. No application code is required.

This inherently involves solving a lot of big problems, many of which are novel. Were looking for creative engineers who appreciate the value and freedom of choosing their own projects, approaches, and working with other top talent in a low distraction, streamlined work environment in our new SOMA office.

We are well funded by top investors including SV Angel, Susa Ventures, Data Collective, Paul Buchheit, and more.

If youve been waiting for an opportunity like this, please send your resume and a quick blurb about yourself to jobs@pipelinedb.com. We're hiring for two positions:

1) Software Engineer - San Francisco, CA


* Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or related field

* You've worked with large C/C++ systems in a Linux environment

* Strong system-level debugging skills

* Strong understanding of how performant storage systems work

Bonus points:

* Experience with/contributions to PostgreSQL, Storm, Kafka, Samza, Kinesis, or Esper

* Experience with database internals

* Experience building distributed systems

* Experience building realtime systems


$90k - $120k + 2% - 4% equity


2) Frontend Engineer - San Francisco, CA


* Strong design sense (please send us a link to your portfolio/work if possible)

* Experience with a framework such as Django or Rails

* Strong HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills

* Ability to implement your vision effectively

Bonus points:

* Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or related field

* Experience with databases

* Experience with monitoring/operations/admin software


$80k - $110k + 1% - 3% equity



jaaron 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Riot Games - Full-time in Los Angeles / St. Louis / Points elsewhere globally

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

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


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

https://twitter.com/jaaronfarr https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaaronfarr

mrbird 1 day ago 0 replies      
Redwood City, CA - INTERN, VISA

No remote, but we do offer relocation and visa sponsorship.

Summary: Were profitable, very open as a company, and supportive, and we need more engineers. EdTech.

Full description: Course Hero, the leading platform for crowd-sourced educational materials, is looking for a software engineer who can hit the ground running.Our team releases code every day to millions of people, so we're looking for someone who can take on challenges, build new features, and iterate quickly. Each engineer has a role in building Course Hero's architecture and will have the opportunity to touch all parts of the stack. Our projects are big -- terabytes of data and customers around the world -- but our team is small, so youll see projects from start to finish, working closely with product managers and designers to ensure successful results.

Our company culture is very open, flat, and transparent. We succeed and learn together. Our office is very comfortable, has a lot of natural light, and great amenities like a gym and walking trails onsite. Weve tried hard to make this a pleasant and inspiring place to do creative work.

Most importantly, we seek to hire individuals whose personality, integrity and passion for our business make our team better as a whole. Were growing fast, profitable (yes, its true!), and looking for another core team member to push us toward the future.

Our stack is LAMP (PHP/Symfony) + jQuery and AngularJS, but were open to people with all kinds of experience. iOS would be a nice bonus.

More info: http://www.coursehero.com/jobs/ - Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ig5g4xp9tE

Please email: jobs@coursehero.com (and put Hacker News in the subject)

arobbins 1 day 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

atambo 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Pittsburgh PA - Full Time / Intern

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

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

How we work:

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

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

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

What you'll do:

* Develop full-stack web applications

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

* Influence design and direction of product

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


munin 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Trail of Bits is hiring.

Were working on many funded research projects focusing on software security, program analysis, compiler construction, trusted computing and network security. We also have a commercial product for automated enterprise security assessment.

Were looking for enthusiastic hackers, scientists, and engineers to work with us. We have no specific requirements in terms of degrees or years of experience, some of our staff have completed high school, others have graduate degrees. Wed really like to hear from people with strong programming skills in Ruby, C/C++, OCaml, and people with strong reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis skills. If you have experience with systems programming, program analysis (to include dynamic binary instrumentation, symbolic execution, and abstract interpretation), reverse engineering, or application and software security assessment, wed like to talk to you.

Our primary location is New York City, though remote work is a possibility if the fit is right. Our salaries are competitive, benefits are generous, and our culture is relaxed. In the past, our researchers and engineers have turned their personal projects into funded work. We'd like to do that more, so if you have your own ideas we can help you work on them.

Working at Trail of Bits, you will work closely with some really smart people in the security industry. We also encourage our employees to talk publicly about their work at conferences and on the Internet.

If you are interested and would like to know more, send an e-mail with your resume to dan@trailofbits.com

drone 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Lead Developer / MacroFab, Inc. / Houston, TX Full-time

==== About MacroFab

MacroFab is making it easier, faster, and less expensive for makers and creators to get their designs to market through cloud-enabled electronics manufacturing and automated operations services. Our goal is to make it possible for any maker or product designer to get their product to market quickly and easily, whether their market is 100 users or 100,000.

Fully interactive and automatic production tools for electronic products, with direct control over all just-in-time manufacturing and fulfillment tasks through the web and via APIs. MacroFab is the first electronics manufacturing service to give makers and entrepreneurs a completely transparent, scalable, and manageable outsourcing capability.

===== Why Work with Us?

Were creating the next generation of manufacturing services, one which is powered not by cheap labor, but by intelligent software and beautiful machines. Were creating a service that has all of the capabilities we needed when we had a small products company. Were makers, developers, and entrepreneurs who are working to enable other makers, developers, and entrepreneurs. We are all about building things: machines, software, and communities. Were focused on that point where abstracts meet reality and concrete inventions are born. If you like creating new, beautiful code and machines, if you like the challenge of tackling difficult problems, and if you want to help inventors and makers get from idea to product fast while saving them money and time, then wed love to have you on our team.

====== About You

As a Lead Developer at MacroFab, youll be responsible for creating stable, performant APIs and control systems to run our network of manufacturing equipment, 3D printers, and warehousing systems. Youll build great software to work with machines large and small, both purchased and built in-house. If you like, you can help design and write the core software for those machines too. Youll build great, reliable APIs in Mojolicious, and solve complex task management in Python, C++, Erlang, or whatever language you believe will be able to solve the problem most effectively. Of course, to fit in with our existing tech stack, youll have working knowledge of (Or, will be able to pick it up fast!) RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, memcached, MySQL, and AWS APIs.

Youre the kind of person that thinks crafting 4-dimensional bin packing algorithms is fun, but also believes in shipping software every day. You can get into the seat of your users and understand the pains they feel and absolutely must solve those problems with your work. You always build software using best industry practices and have kept your knowledge of security and performance concerns up-to-date. As a Lead Developer, youll pride yourself in the examples you set for your team. Youll be part of a small team, and will have the autonomy you need to express your creativity in all of the ways you want.

======= Get in Touch!

Send your resume and some examples of your work to jobs@macrofab.net

jeffepp 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Ambassador (https://getAmbassador.com)

We help businesses turn their customers into brand ambassadors. We're changing word-of-mouth on the web. https://getambassador.com.

We focus on the rapid production, testing, and deployment of beautiful code and design. We make our product team's job as creative and simple as possible. No outdated management models, we get real work done and solve large problems. Success is measured through the enjoyment of our customers.


The Perks


* Food - Whether you're vegan or on a macrobiotic diet, we'll make sure you're covered. Friday lunches are a pastime.

* Benefits - Competitive salary, options, and healthcare. Happy faces every morning.

* Remote or Relocate - We hire the best people, no matter where they are or plan to be.

* Play - You'll want a paddle at your desk to fight off incoming table tennis balls. Ninja backhand required.


Join our ranks


Backend Web Engineer

Our REST API is our bread and butter and the heart and soul of Ambassador's products, meaning you'll always be on the forefront of product development. A passion for writing elegant and efficient code is a must as is experience in any # of modern scripting languages and frameworks. Experience with Python and Django is preferred. Knowledge of Django Rest Framework is a plus.

Frontend Web Engineer

You'll have a wide-ranging experience across various products, bridging the gap between design and reality. You should have an eye for good design and UX, experience in either is a huge plus. Your JavaScript, HTML, and CSS skills must be top-notch, and you should already have experience working in JavaScript frameworks such as Angular. Experience with UI toolkits such as Bootstrap and preprocessors such as LESS are a plus.

UX/Visual Designer

Your work must delight not only our customers but also our ambassadors, giving you the opportunity to design for two very different audiences. We also promote various one-off projects and marketing efforts for which you'd have the opportunity to collaborate. You should have a proven track record of working on software teams and designing beautiful interfaces that are also functional and serve both business and user needs.

For more information, check out https://getAmbassador.comjobs

Okvivi 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Jello Labs - New York City - http://jellolabs.com/jobs

=== Senior Engineer === (fulltime, onsite)

=== Lead iOS Engineer === (fulltime, onsite)

If you want to write Go full time, come join us!

We're a pre-launch, funded startup, about a year old. We already have an amazing team with engineers from Google, Foursquare, Ebay, Chartbeat, Medium etc.- http://jellolabs.com/team

We're moving and growing quickly and are looking to add smart, experienced engineers interested in e-commerce to our core team. We love GoLang, AngularJS, and ObjectiveC. We do code reviews and care deeply about moving fast while maintaing reliable systems. We use Asana, Hipchat, Google Apps and Trello. Every dev gets a Mac Book Pro, large monitors and Aeron chairs.

Our office is a hybrid of engineers and our brand team, which is made up of some of the best people in fashion and e-commerce. We're a tight knit bunch, just moved into an awesome office in SoHo.

We take our work and our culture seriously. Our goal is to create a happy, productive workplace! We keep a stocked fridge, bring in breakfast 3 times a week, lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We play boardgames, have a kickball team, enjoy a good karaoke outing from time to time. Our two puppies, Fred & Gizmo, keep us on our toes.

We offer full benefits, unlimited vacation time and a competitive salary. Plus our team is the best in New York!

If you're interested, email vivi@shopspring.com, and check us out:



jcsalterego 18 hours 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 two 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 youre 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
=== Full Stack Ruby (& Rails) Engineer (Austin, TX) ===

Were looking for an experienced Ruby (and Rails) engineer whos passionate about the craft of building software. If youre interested in working with a small team of engineers to build software that not only scales but delivers an amazing user experience, then wed love to talk to you.


    * Implement core user-facing functionality in a Ruby on Rails application within a large service oriented architecture    * Design and build backend services and APIs    * Integrate with massive analytics systems and data stores
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/ or email us at jobs@unionmetrics.com.

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

MPetitt 21 hours ago 0 replies      
VideoBlocks - Reston VirginiaFull-Time Backend Web Developer

We are looking for multiple backend web developers to help us launch exciting new projects. Our stack is PHP but we love language agnostic Devs who are willing to learn. We prefer NOVA/DC local, but we have remote employees and are open to remote for the right candidate.

Our Dev Wishlist (Not all needed, but the more the better)2+ years web app dev experienceExperience with MVC principalsExperience with PHPExperience with SphynxExperience with RedisExperience with seleniumExpwrience with GitHacker attitudeLove of learning

We offer,Competitive salariesInsuranceTake when you need it unlimited time offPing Pong games

If you are interested, email me at matt@videoblocks.com

Video Blocks is a profitable, venture backed technology company, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as being the fourth fastest growing media company in the United States.

VideoBlocks.com offers a subscription-based service that provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, After Effects templates and more.

In 2013, Video Blocks was ranked the 32nd fastest growing technology company in the US/Canada, and the 2nd fastest growing technology company in the DC region by Deloitte for the Fast500, for achieving 7,000% revenue growth over the past 5 years.

asanwal 19 hours ago 0 replies      
CB Insights - http://www.cbinsights.com - New York, NY (full-time)

VP, Engineering - http://cbinsights.com/jobs/vp-engineering

Director, Online Marketing - http://cbinsights.com/jobs/director-online-marketing

Director of Research, Editor-in-Chief - http://cbinsights.com/jobs/director-research

Several other opportunities here - http://cbinsights.com/jobs

We're a revenue-funded company (aka bootstrapped) doing seven-figure revenues and planning to double our team this year.

Awesome team tackling interesting problems. Our office also has a gong.

geori 1 day ago 0 replies      
Leadify - http://leadify.net - Jackson, MSLeadify influences people who aren't looking for you.

Backend Engineer

What youll do* Consistently ship high-quality code to production* Youll implement features for our social messaging application using Ruby (Sinatra framework) - Write custom web services that interact with social platforms like Twitter. We listen and provide recommendations based on trends. Then we deploy and track the effectiveness of our messages. - Design RESTful APIs that allow our web apps to interact with our data* Convert time-consuming manual reports into web services that return data instantly using the ActiveRecord ORM * Build data transformation scripts that allow our different apps to talk to each other

Who we're looking for* A self-starter that can get stuff done with little supervision. We expect you to come up with an initial design, talk it over with our architect and you're good to go.* Strong CS fundamentals, some experience with our stack (Ruby, Sinatra Framework, MySQL, Redis, Perl, Neo4J, JavaScript, Angular.JS) and a desire to learn and master your craft.* An understanding of application performance (Big-O and profiling) and data structures

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

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

eddietejeda 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Bay Area, Full Time/Contract

- Ruby on Rails Developer

- Sales and Business Development Lead


===About Us===

At Civic Insight, we are helping to build a world where all members of society have access to the data necessary to make informed and inclusive decisions about the trajectory of their neighborhoods. Our online platform makes official data about the management of buildings, permitting and construction available to the public in a refreshingly simple yet powerful interface. We have seen how lack of access to this information can be costly to businesses, governments and communities, and were working to change that.

Weve graduated from Code for Americas Incubator, we have investments from the Knight Foundation, and were generating consistent revenue. Our platform has garnered praise from PBS News Hour, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

Were live in New Orleans and Palo Alto, and were confirmed to launch in 11 new cities by the end of the year.

This is where you come in.

===Seeking===We are seeking a talented Ruby on Rails Developer to help us on-board new customers as well as continue to streamline and improve the platform in response to user and customer needs. Were looking for a team player whos eager to get their hands dirty working on a multi-tenant Rails application with lots of GIS data that has the potential to change the way we relate to the built environment in our cities.

===Our current technology stack:===

    Ruby on Rails    PostGIS database    Leaflet.js / Mapbox / ESRI / Google Maps    HighCharts.js    Grape RESTful API microframework
===Youre excited to work on:===

    Integrating new customers into the platform    Building out a comprehensive analytics framework    Enhancing our geospatial searching and filtering capabilities    Increasing automation and backend management    Improving scalability and performance
===You have:===

    Bachelor's degree in CS or related field or equivalent experience    Experience with Ruby on Rails    Strong proficiency writing RSpec tests    Experience with with MVC Javascript    Experience with GIS data    Experience working with a variety of APIs and/or building large data importers    Good communication skills and a collaborative mentality
===Bonus points:===

    You dabble in data science and have built a data visualization or two    You have an eye for design; you have the ability and an interest in contributing to design conversations    You have a passion for making cities work better, and maybe even some experience working on civic technology projects    Experience working with time-series data    Experience with building Ruby on Rails Engines    Experience with multi-tenant Rails / SaaS applications

bitcrusher 23 hours ago 0 replies      
FlareWorks - http://www.flareworks.co - San Francisco, CA ( Bay area preferred, remote possible )Interested in changing the world? Neither are we! But we are interested in having fun and building cool software.

FlareWorks is a mobile messaging startup headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our mission is to build a platform for contextual communication between family and friends that is easier, simpler and safer than texting. 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 ( we have not launched yet ). You would be engineer number 2 or 3. We're looking for mobile developers, both iOS and Android to help us take our 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.

Our Stack:

  * Node for our API.  * Erlang for our platform.
What we offer:

  * We're not fans of 9-5 with a lunch break. Work then 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, 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 actually competitive salary ( no low balling + options bait and switch here ).  
What we're looking for:

  * Senior level Android and iOS engineers.  * UX and visual design chops.  * Meticulous attention to details.  * Android:    * Animation and the hardware accelerated rendeing 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.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, email us (jobs@flareworks.co) and we'll talk.

ianmchenry 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Beyond Pricing - San Francisco, CA - Full-Stack Developer (https://beyondpricing.com/)

Beyond Pricing is seeking our second full-stack developer to help bring dynamic pricing to the $85B vacation rental market (think Airbnb and HomeAway). As our second engineer, you'll have a huge influence on the product.

Email jobs@beyondpricing.com if you're interested.

==========About Us==========

Beyond Pricing is bringing dynamic pricing to Airbnb, VRBO, and the $85B vacation rental market.

We leverage massive datasets including hotel prices, local occupancy rates, airline data, and more to power a predictive and reactive pricing model that updates prices for each of our customers, daily.

We are already pricing over 6% of San Francisco Airbnbs in the two weeks since our public launch, and see between 15-40% increases in revenue for our customers. We have 1000s of customers in over 100 major global cities waiting for us to launch in their city. That's why we need you.

We are a seasoned team, all with prior experience as founders or early employees at YC companies and with strong backgrounds in revenue management for hotels and airlines. We have a great set of seed investors who have invested early in companies like Uber, Hipmunk, Optimizely, and Homejoy.

==========About You==========

Ideally you will have worked on the full stack of a web product before, but were open to talented or senior front / back-end specific engineers. Youll be joining a small team - currently one full time and two part time engineers - so youll have a big influence over our product going forward.Our stack is Python / Django on the back end, coffeescript / sass / ember on the front end.


Experience in any of the following is preferred but not required:

pythoncoffeescriptsass / cssembermachine learningstatistical modeling


We are team of YC vets who understand that people come first, product comes second, and the rest should follow.

While you will probably love coming into our office (two floors, two kegs, chess boards & foosball), people are free to work from anywhere.

Outside of work, we are comprised of marathon runners, bikers, wine makers, chess players, and artists.


All employees have full health benefits, include dental and vision.

We'd love for you to join us!

- David, Andrew, Ian and the rest of the Beyond Team

atiffany 22 hours ago 1 reply      
REMOTE developer positions at Twin Technologies.

Contract and full-time positions - currently seeking front-end, node, and scala/java developers.

We are an elite consultancy called Twin Technologies. We're about 25 FTEs and 40 contractors. I settled here after working in multiple startups, contracting for a larger consultancy, and even co-running my own consultancy and incubator. I came back to Twin after a year hiatus because this is really as good as it gets. The leadership is fantastic, and work-life balance is deeply ingrained in the culture. On top of that, I can honestly say that I enjoy working with my entire team and look forward to our three yearly get-togethers.

We're very selective with who we hire, but if you're reading this then it's a good start that you're on Hacker News. We've got some big projects in the pipeline and need to find the right people to join us ASAP. Drop us a line if you're interested. Also drop me a line is you have any general questions about tech consulting. Write to careers@twintechs.com and please include "HN" in the subject.

gmac 1 day ago 0 replies      

* Seeking: experienced Android and/or full stack engineer

WHAT WE DO. Were a tech startup creating corporate and consumer products to measure and enhance wellbeing and productivity. There are two strands to what we do. First, we quantify cognitive and psychological states, such as attention or happiness. Second, we deliver interventions, such as mindfulness, to boost cognitive and psychological skills. Web and mobile apps are key to both these strands.

WHO WE ARE. Our backgrounds span finance, psychology, technology, and design. CTO George leads on the measurement side, having mapped the nations wellbeing with the Mappiness app (http://mappiness.org.uk). CEO Nick leads on interventions, as the former Head of Research for successful mindfulness app Headspace (http://www.getsomeheadspace.com).

WHAT WE USE. We love CoffeeScript, both in the browser and for our internal app logic. Our back-end is largely Postgres and Ruby. We could imagine using Node, Python, Go and/or R at some point; maybe other things too. Our iOS apps are C and Objective-C, of course, with liberal use of SpriteKit and Accelerate. Weve tried RubyMotion (impressive, but probably not for us) and were playing with Swift. Our Android apps dont exist yet, and that might be where you come in.

WHO YOU MIGHT BE. Were looking for someone smart, opinionated, and enthusiastic (in the face of interesting work). Someone with solid experience in web, Android (especially) and/or iOS app development, who likes learning, and who agrees that UX is the most important and usually the hardest thing to get right. Bonus points for any of: user testing, sysadmin or database expertise; an interesting technical blog or Github/BitBucket profile; and an interest in mindfulness or subjective wellbeing.

WHERE WERE AT. Geographically were currently at Nuffield Health's offices in Epsom (free gym and lovely offices) but a move to Brighton is likely in the works over the next year. We have just completed our first investment round. Currently our CTO does all development, so youd be our first developer hire. That means we can be flexible about the work you take on, playing to your strengths and your preferences. That also means you can expect to help guide our development and share in our success.

Contact george(at)PSYT.co.uk

amfeng 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Stripe! We're hiring engineers in San Francisco and remotely within US timezones. REMOTE and H1B welcome.

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

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

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

[1] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-engineering-problem...[2] http://www.quora.com/Stripe-company/What-is-the-engineering-...[3] https://stripe.com/jobs

Ashley_MeetMe 1 hour ago 0 replies      
MeetMe -http://www.meetmecorp.com/careers/jobs-available/ - New Hope,PA --- One of the leading Social Networks on the web and mobile is hiring for multiple full time tech roles including: Network Engineer, Android Developer, iOS Developer and Web Developers specializing in node.js.

We use the latest and greatest technologies to get the job done to support our one million daily active users! Our platform is robust and our teams are growing.

If you want to hear more about our amazing culture and opportunities email me : achiazza@meetme.com

jes5199 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Patreon. The crowdfunding site for ongoing projects.San Francisco, CA.

Software Engineers: Full-stack, Mobile, DevOps

Yesterday we were featured in SFGate with pictures of the apartment we were working out of but, as of today, we have a beautiful new office on 9th Street, South of Mission.

A vibrant community of artists and musicians are already using the site and it continues to grow. We just closed our Series A round. We're in that moment of transition where the site has stopped being a project written by two enthusiastic roommates and becomes a real company. This means that there's a huge amount of work to do on every level of the stack. The existing site is written in PHP, but we've already started adding Node.js services to do the heavy-lifting for new features. As our third full-time engineer, you'd help us figure out the technology stack we use as we grow.

More information at http://www.patreon.com/jobs . Also, check out the talk our founder Jack Conte gave at XOXO Festival about the vision for the company at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9NjntTUJ1Q

and feel free to email me directly, jesse@

fhd2 20 hours ago 0 replies      
REMOTE, relocation to Germany possible if desired.

Eyeo, the company behind Adblock Plus, is looking for JavaScript and C++ developers.


Senior JavaScript developer

We are looking for a senior developer with a solid understanding of computer science and a focus on web technologies, in particular JavaScript.



C++ developer

We're looking for someone who can help bring Adblock Plus to mobile devices and other resource constrained environments.



We're in the middle of changing the world of online advertising for the better, and there's lots of work to do. We're also experimenting with new, supplementary ways of content monetisation.

What we do is disruptive and controversial, and we've had our share of bad press in the past. Much of it FUD, but there's also legitimate criticism we need to address. We do this by being as open as we can possibly be, which is what we ought to do anyway. Mozilla is pretty close to what we want Eyeo to be.

Apply at jobs@eyeo.com if you're up for all this, we'd love to hear from you. Please include a list of notable open source projects you are contributing to or have contributed to. We're an open source project, so that'd be a very big plus.

greattypo 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Clever (YC S12) is hiring full-stack engineers to hack education

Steve Jobs described education as one of the final frontiers still untouched by modern technology. Clever (YC S12 - https://clever.com) is building the data platform needed for great software to make its way into the classroom. Just like Stripe has made it simple for developers to build payment processing into their apps, Clever has made it easy for developers to build applications for schools using student data.

We're a small, highly technical team with deep experience in education. In under two years, 1 in 7 schools in America has begun using our APIs, meaning that Clever moves data for eight million students every day.

Our newest project is essentially Facebook Connect for education: one identity to tie together all of a students learning applications into a cohesive experience. Were making that happen with our Instant Login service, which allows students to log in once and immediately get access to all their apps: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-05-14-no-more-passwords-cleve...

And while we have all the startup perks (a beautiful loft office in SoMa, free lunch, unlimited Amazon credits for learning..) hands down the best part of the job are the calls and emails from schools describing how much Clever helps them.

As an education company, were all about learning personally too its practically a prerequisite to work here. In the past few weeks weve done tech talks on things like exoplanets, set theory, and kitesurfing. (We also love a good round of bughouse chess just ask Magnus Carlsen http://screencast.com/t/xD7umWfo)

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.


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.

danielha 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Disqus - http://disqus.com - San Francisco, CA

We're actively hiring for Frontend, Backend, DevOps, Data Infrastructure, Data Mining, and Data Analyst.

APPLY HERE: http://grnh.se/0vy62q



Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. As the webs most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by 3 million websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff worth talking about.


Disqus is a fast-growing team making a big impact. Were a group of hackers and tech geeks who love the web and believe that better communities will make an even better web. We believe in amazing user experiences, well-designed code, and fast, iterative development.

We go above and beyond when it comes to thinking outside of the box to solve problems creatively. We're driven to learn and implement new technologies, and figure out how to build them to accommodate our massive scale.

Are you up for the challenge of building an application that supports over 1 billion unique visits per month, 50,000+ requests per second, and 4MM active concurrent connections to our realtime stream? Then join us.

We love what we do, and we love the team weve built: http://disqus.com/about.

vide0star 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Smarkets, London, Software Engineer, Python, Erlang & Mobile

Smarkets is disrupting the global betting industry by offering a modern betting exchange with significantly lower transaction fees than the competition. We're a well-funded company with a small, agile development team, and our platform has handled over 500 million of bets. 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're building a reliable, low-latency exchange system to facilitate automated traded strategies, as well as a fast, modern web interface. Our team constantly works on significant, challenging software engineering problems; if you're fed up of writing yet another boring CMS, we might be able to help. The Smarkets platform is written predominantly in Python and Erlang, and relies heavily on asynchronous programming techniques and REST. We make extensive use of version control, configuration management and automated testing, which allows us to reliably deploy code to production several times a day.

Our team builds on a modern, open-source software stack which includes Linux, Vagrant, Flask, Eventlet, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, Graphite, Chef and Git.For more info: http://info.smarkets.com/about/jobs/

robertk 1 day ago 2 replies      
AvantCredit (Chicago) is hiring senior data scientists, data engineers, and data dev ops. We offer competitive salaries and a flexible work environment.


We have gone from 0 to 150 employees in a little under fifteen months and have raised more money last quarter than all other Chicago startups in the same period last year combined. (http://bit.ly/1hp2cx4)

Our stack is Ruby on Rails and R deployed on Heroku and AWS, respectively, and we do not mess around. All of our R packages are documented, tested, and vignetted. We have continuous deployment and integration (yes, on the data science side!), and all of our classifiers are automatically backtested and validated.

We're trying to give https://github.com/hadley a run for his money. Sound interesting? Email robk@avantcredit.com

kmano8 23 hours 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.

* 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.

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

About us:

* Founded in 2008

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

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

* Market rate salaries

* Funded by First Round Capital and OpenView

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

goo 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at Zoomforth.com -- San Francisco, CA - Full Time, Local

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

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

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

We're hiring experienced developers at either full-stack or front-end positions. We are passionate about making good software, and bringing an experience to our users that they love. If you think you can help us build that, apply via email at engineering+hn(at)zoomforth(dot)comCheck us out at https://zoomforth.com/about.

What can we offer?

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

katabatic 1 day ago 0 replies      
Urban Airship is hiring full time senior software engineers in San Francisco and Portland.

We're looking for people to join our back end team (which is primarily Java, hbase, cassandra, high volume RPC services), and our web team (JavaScript, python/django, d3, etc...)

Our San Francisco location is a small, engineering and operations-focused office in SOMA. We have the feel of a much smaller company, but we operate at a scale of billions of events per day. If working on APIs that get called 40,000 times per second, all day, every day sounds interesting, you might like us.

Doing interesting things with a firehose of kafka events is also something we also do a lot of.

We support open source software and believe in good tooling (we just released a new project yesterday -- https://github.com/urbanairship/tessera; full disclosure - that was my project for our internal Hack Week recently, and we're now monitoring our metrics in production with it), and minimizing the obstacles to getting stuff done. We also believe in work/life balance, as well has having room for people to work on their side projects; most of our monitoring stack started as side projects!

In our backend stack, experience with Java, netty, protobufs, kafka, hbase, high volume TCP/IP messaging in general, designing and building REST APIs, postgres, postgis, cassandra, geolocation technology, automated testing and deployment are all valuable.

You can check out the official listings at http://urbanairship.com/careers, or send me a note at alpern@urbanairship.com

jgoldsmith 20 hours ago 0 replies      
DoorDash (YC S13) - Palo Alto, CA - hiring engineers and operations managers to build the future of on-demand logistics.

We're creating a platform to connect small businesses with consumers for the next generation of local delivery. Unlike other local logistics companies, we operate a full stack delivery service: by partnering with merchants, hiring our own drivers, and building our own logistics software, we are able to control the entire delivery experience to make it more efficient for everyone.

Our team is looking to grow with talented people who want to build much more than just a food delivery company. We help small businesses grow, give underemployed people meaningful work, and offer affordable convenience to consumers. I'm happy to answer any of your questions: jonathan@doordash.com.

We're hiring for all jobs listed here: https://www.doordash.com/jobs. DoorDash is growing very quickly and we'd love to have you join us!


* Front-end Engineer - build intuitive user experiences by interfacing with our APIs and using your framework of choice

* Software Engineer - create predictive models to efficiently assign drivers to orders and build out our backend systems

* iOS/Android Developer - bring our products for consumers, merchants, and drivers to mobile

* Designer - work with all DoorDash teams to work on any part of the visual delivery experience, including print materials, marketing campaigns, and web UI/UX


* General manager (LA/Chicago) - be the CEO of a market. Youll be responsible for the financials, building a team, running the launch playbook, and reporting back to HQ how your local team is performing.

* Operations Manager, Chicago - Build and scale out a world class driver workforce that's excited about delivering happiness to our customers.

* Operations Launcher - Brings DoorDash into new markets across the country. In this role, you will execute the launch playbook and processes to bring drivers to each city that DoorDash serves.

* Partnerships Launcher - Brings DoorDash into new markets across the country. In this role, you will co-create the launch playbook and processes to partner with merchants in each city that DoorDash serves.

* Bay Area Sales Lead - Grow merchant partnerships for DoorDash in the Bay Area.

* Drive Team Builder - We are looking for someone to join our Operations Team to focus on driver acquisition. You will pitch driver candidates on DoorDash as an expert on our brand, and develop and lead our driver acquisition strategy as we expand to new markets.

* Operations support - join our elite ops team to delight customers by any means necessary and support drivers while they deliver

* Partnerships launcher - bring DoorDash into new markets across the country by creating the launch playbook to partner with local merchants

* Merchant account manager - support small businesses across the country as they grow and partner with DoorDash delivery

* Operations manager - build and scale out a world class driver workforce that's excited about delivering happiness to our customers

* Delivery driver - work full-time or part-time delivery happiness (and food!) to delight our customers.

What you'll get:

* Free lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks

* Health, Dental and Vision covered 100%

* Unlimited free deliveries via DoorDash!

* Competitive salary and equity packages

* Flexible hours. We're an active team that loves to get outside every day

* Open vacation policy

* Free on-demand magic tricks from our in-house magician

spacemanaki 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Rent the Runway - New York, NY (VISA candidates welcome!)

Rent the Runway is building the first online rental platform for retail goods. We're a disruptive e-commerce business that believes democratizing luxury products in the US is just the first step of a broader vision to drive aspirational experiences for tens of millions of users across the globe. We're more than "Netflix for dresses"we're Cinderella Experience as a Service. Find out more about the challenging product-oriented problems we face across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment here: http://blog.tech.renttherunway.com/

We are hiring front-end, back-end, DevOps, and mobile (iOS) engineers. Our stack:

* Service-oriented architecture with Java 7 (soon to be 8!) and DropWizard: Modern Java is a thing and we've got the proof!

* Ruby and Sinatra for lightweight, scalable web applications.

* JavaScript and Backbone for a front end that's becoming faster and more awesome to work on every day.

Job postings: http://www.renttherunway.com/careers

webXL 22 hours ago 0 replies      
South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV) Informa Investment Solutions, Inc. is seeking both a senior and a junior 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.

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

mquander 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Quixey - Mountain View, CA + Tel Aviv, Israel


We're a well-funded, ~100-person startup making app search that doesn't suck. Our goal is to index the state and functionality of apps as well as Google indexes the web, and then present app functionality directly to users in search results. We currently provide iOS and Android app search that soundly beats Google Play and iTunes in blind tests.

We have a variety of projects in Python (most of our web-facing stuff, mid-tier services, and our search API), Java (our relevance engine and other computationally intensive code) and Clojure (our app content pipeline.)

We're basically hiring most good generalist software engineers, or engineers with domain knowledge relevant to any of our work (e.g. analytics, scraping, semantic web, machine learning, search, web development, Android development and internals.) Email me at mquander@quixey.com for details or a referral.

We also host the South Bay Less Wrong meetups on Tuesday evenings, so stop by the office and check it out!

itsdrewmiller 1 day ago 0 replies      
NGP VAN - Washington, DC - Engineering Director, Team Lead, Senior Developer, DevOps Engineer

NGP VAN (https://coderwall.com/team/ngp-van) is the worlds leading political technology firm, providing campaign and organizing technology to Democrats, progressives, and non-partisan organizations. We offer an integrated platform that combines the best fundraising, compliance, organizing, and new media products available.

We are a rapidly growing company that built the voter contact and volunteer management tools used by Obama for America. Nearly every State Democratic Party in the country distributes our VoteBuilder tools to Democrats up and down the ticket, and we provide industry-leading organizing tools for labor unions, environmental groups, pro-choice advocates, civil rights activists, and international political parties across the world. Our fundraising and compliance software is used by the vast majority of Democratic candidates from the Presidential level on down, and our fast-growing new media platform has recently become the most-used platform by Democratic campaigns as well.

We have a several spots open in DC - most of them (management and devops) are focused on our public facing products that run on a combination of node, angular, mongo, dynamo, drupal, and a touch of ruby now, with a senior developer spot for our asp.net mvc, ef, and angular stack.

The positions offers competitive compensation and a strong benefits package. NGP VAN prides itself on being a progressive workplace; we have a fun and inclusive company culture, including blowing off steam on a softball field, drinking in the office on Fridays while watching team demo videos, shooting at each other during Friday Fragfest, enjoying periodic company retreats to warm places with beaches (including Jamaica or Dominican Republic this November), and casual Friday every day.

Coderwall: https://coderwall.com/team/ngp-vanCompany Site: http://ngpvan.com

Hit me up at dmiller at ngpvan dot com for more info or to apply.

Yzupnick 1 day ago 0 replies      
New Classrooms - New York, NY

Software Developers at New Classrooms work at the intersection of technology and education. Building and improving on groundbreaking technology, our Software Developers play a critical role supporting the development of new models for personalized education. We are seeking a Junior .NET Developer to produce, maintain, and evolve personalized learning algorithms.


dgant 1 day ago 0 replies      
ZocDoc Soho, NYC

Engineering Manager and Principal Software Engineer:

At ZocDoc we are working on real products that are improving peoples lives (at 5 million users a month)! We need an Engineering Manager who knows how to strike the right balance between upfront planning and iterative development. When you join a team, you make good engineers great and great engineers even better. You have the technical experience necessary to help your team members with tough challenges and you're not afraid to dive in and write code with the rest of the team. You prefer data-driven decision making and are always chasing the opportunity where you can make the most impact. Finally, you have a history of setting ambitious goals and then crushing them.

We also need a Principal Engineer to drive our elite dev team toward an even brighter future. This role is for a highly experienced engineer with a tireless devotion to good system design across the entire stack. From data storage/retrieval/manipulation to consumer APIs and client template renderers, youll care deeply about all of it and push us toward perfection.

We offer:

+ Awesome team of extremely smart devs

+ Ability to help build a product that customers love

+ 100% healthcare, unlimited vacation, catered lunch everyday, and we will do visa transfers/sponsor

Learn more about us at http://engineering.zocdoc.com/ or apply at http://www.zocdoc.com/careers

snowmaker 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Scribd (YC '06), San Francisco - VISA, FULL-TIME, and INTERN are all welcome

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

We've hired 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 tiny mobile team)

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

* 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.

cliftonk 17 hours ago 0 replies      
OrgSync Dallas, TX. Full-time.

Frontend / Backend / Full-stack / Ops

## Job Summary

We're looking for a sharp engineer to work alongside a small team of developers and designers committed to building a robust, performant and scalable web application serving over 350 colleges and universities around the country. 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, ElasticSearch and Redis. We use GitHub for version control and our infrastructure is entirely hosted via cloud services. We care about keeping our libraries up-to-date and test coverage. While most of our stack is on Rails today, we're comfortable with other technologies and always strive to use the right tool for the job.

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://orgsync.github.io/

Blog: http://devblog.orgsync.com/

Openings: http://www.orgsync.com/company/careers

twakefield 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Rackspace - San Francisco, CA (will relocate and remote possible)

TLDR; email me if you want a great job writing software to change the world: taylor@hackrackspace.com.

Ok, it's time to make a decision

Do you want to write closed-source software to enrichen your corporate overlords...do you want to take a flyer with a startup and do all the work without the big founder upside...or do you want to write open-source software and collaborate with other awesome devs around the world working on the leading edge of cloud computing, while making great salary and benefits?

If it's the latter, we are changing the future of cloud computing at Rackspace and collaborating with OpenStack, Docker, CoreOS and anyone else that wants to joint the OSS cloud party. Just check out our latest offering, OnMetal [1], which is a combination of open source software (OpenStack) [2] and open source hardware (OpenCompute) [3].

If you are passionate about OSS/cloud/distributed systems, we would love to have you be part of our team in SF. We have positions available in a startup environment with recent acquisitions Mailgun and Exceptional.io, as well as big, hairy distributed computing problems to solve at Rackspace. So there is something for everyone.

We are located in the SoMa neighborhood in San Francisco on 2nd St. and Folsom.

Below are some positions currently available:

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

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

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

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

* Data Engineer: Building big data systems to be used throughout the company.

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

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

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

I was a co-founder of Mailgun and I run the SF office so email me directly if you are interested: taylor@hackrackspace.com.

[1] http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/onmetal [2] https://www.openstack.org[3] http://www.opencompute.org

eli 1 day ago 0 replies      
Industry Dive - http://www.industrydive.com/ - Washington, DC

We are a rapidly expanding mobile-focused B2B media startup. We have a staff of writers and editors who provide breaking news and original analysis for executives in industries like Education, Marketing, Energy, and Retail. See http://www.retaildive.com for example.

We're hiring for a number of positions:

- Audience Development Manager

- Digital Media Sales Associate

- Full Time Business Writer/Editor

- Freelance business writers (can be remote)

- Django/Python Developer (job ad not posted yet)

- Design Interns, Devleoper Interns, and Editorial Interns

Most of these are on http://www.industrydive.com/company/jobs/ but feel free to reach out with any questions or if you think you'd be a good addition to the team, but don't see a specific opening. eli-at-industrydive-com

brlewis 20 hours ago 0 replies      
US - Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA

Fitbit is hiring full-time software and hardware engineers.

I've been a Principal Software Engineer at Fitbit since November (previously Senior Software Engineer at Google) and Fitbit is an awesome place to work. The company culture is fantastic. The people are great to work with. The Boston office feels like a startup because it's so small and new, yet we're well-funded and secure. Everywhere I go people tell me they love our product or know someone who loves it and talks about it.

Boston Software Engineers: http://jobvite.com/m?35Rglgwi

San Francisco Software Engineers: http://jobvite.com/m?3XSglgwb

San Francisco Hardware Engineers: http://jobvite.com/m?3kVhlgwC

If you're really good but none of those positions seems to exactly fit you, apply anyway. New projects are emerging with big data, new products, and other ideas. Feel free to reply with general-interest questions. Personal inquiries can be emailed to me, blewis at the obvious domain.

In Site Engineering, we're using jQuery, underscore, Handlebars, Backbone, Stylus, Buster, Selenium, requirejs, and Highcharts on the front end, with new technologies introduced as needed. We're only using node as part of the build system for now. The back end is tomcat with a lot of Spring and Hibernate in front of mysql.

Some big data projects I'm aware of also use Python. Beyond that, check job listings to know what tools might be used.

jonbischke 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Entelo - San Francisco (SOMA), CA - Full-time - http://www.entelo.com/

Entelo is a new and better way to recruit. The Entelo platform leverages big data, predictive analytics and social signals to help recruiting organizations find, qualify and engage with in-demand talent.

Entelo Search gives unprecedented access to rich profiles of over 20 million candidates, each filled with data from social sites such as Github, Dribbble, Quora, Twitter, and more. Entelo Sonar finds candidates for you by analyzing over 70 variables to tell you when a candidate is ready to change jobs.

We are helping to give companies like Facebook, Box, AT&T, ESPN and Salesforce a competitive advantage in building great teams.

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

We are currently looking for engineering, sales, marketing and customer success professionals to join our team. 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

notmyname 14 hours ago 0 replies      
SwiftStack - http://swiftstack.com/jobs - San Francisco, CA (preferred, will relocate)

We're a storage company focused on solving a lot of the hard problems around deploying and managing scalable storage systems. We build a management controller [0] around the OpenStack Swift [1] storage engine, and we sell that controller to customers. Some of our customers include eBay, PAC-12, and HP [2]. Our focus is on ensuring that the OpenStack Swift storage engine is well integrated into enterprise IT infrastructure and processes. This means we spend a lot of time automating day-to-day operations tasks, providing good visualization of monitoring data, integrating with auth systems, selecting hardware, building utilization tools, and on and on.

But we also get to build against new technologies[3], actively contribute to open source[4], and partner with major companies to build cool new features into Swift[5].

Interested? Send us an email at jobs+hn@swiftstack.com. Tell us who you are, why you're interested in SwiftStack, and why we'll be interested in you. We'll get in touch with you shortly to continue the conversation.

[0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aue0eoMGCA

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Swift

[2] https://swiftstack.com/blog/2014/06/25/ebay-pac12-and-hp-hel...

[3] https://swiftstack.com/blog/2013/10/22/kinetic-for-openstack...

[4] http://stackalytics.com/?release=all&company=swiftstack

[5] https://swiftstack.com/blog/2013/07/17/erasure-codes-with-op...

a_w_king 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Were a YC company building financial services tools. We're already cash-flow positive, and laptops, and office snacks, and etc. and so forth. and general good things. Here's what's awesome: we have non-technical customers paying us for an online tool. Everyday, our clients call and email to say that we're making them happy. And that feels great.

But there's one problem: parts of our product are a little bit ugly and a little bit confusing. We're rapidly adding new features, and we're quickly outpacing our design capabilities. In short, its time to hire a UX/UI designer.

Our clients use our product for hours at a time. This is their tool for getting their jobs done. It is their workflow. We want it to beautiful and intuitive. It should be easy for a new client to learn, while at the same time, it should make power users feel like theyre flying through their day.

You must have experience with The Struggle of Application Design. And frankly, you should enjoy this struggle, because its hard to get things right, but really rewarding when you do.

What would your first day on the job be like? Well, weve got a product live right now that processes several hundred orders per day. You now own the design and you will be responsible for improving it. Changes could be simple, like, make this button blue or it could be more elaborate like, add tooltips and a new customer tutorial, or maybe you might want to redesign aspects of the site from scratch. Ideally, within a couple weeks, clients should be telling us that theyve noticed small, nice design improvements.

List of Responsibilities: - Design - Usability and Utility are more important (at the moment) than purely visual appeal. As a team, we frequently meet with our clients to learn how theyre using the product. A good candidate for this role will be able to speak to users and feel out their feelings.

List of Skills: - UI/UX design experience - Responsive design experience (a lot of our clients access our site on their phones) - HTML/CSS is great. At the moment, were using a lot of Bootstrap. Pixel perfect designs are not (yet) crucial; usability is paramount.

Were in San Francisco on a trolley-filled street in Union Square. Were small (3 in-office employees) and were still building a culture. If you have ideas for how to build a blissed-out company, were all ears. Thinking of moving to San Francisco, but not yet ready to commit? Talk to us.

Send an email to fintechw14@gmail.com telling us about yourself. Include a resume and a portfolio if possible.

neodude 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Watsi http://watsi.org San Francisco, CA; FULLTIME, possible VISA

Watsi is a global crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to directly fund healthcare for people around the world.


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.


Were a team of developers, designers, doctors, and marketers working at Watsi because we 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.

Were looking for a full-stack developer (engineer #2) to join our five-person team in San Francisco. The ideal candidate is an experienced, product-focused generalist who wants to use their skills to bring healthcare to the world. Our stack is Rails, Backbone.js, SCSS, Postgres, Redis, Sidekiq, Heroku, RSpec, and Jasmine. You don't have to be familiar with our stack, but you do need to learn fast :)

If youre interested in learning more, please send whatever info you have (linkedin, github, personal site) to jobs@watsi.org.

For more info, check out our recent trip to East Africa - http://exposure.watsi.org/a-dose-of-perspective.

techscruggs 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Austin TX, AcademicWorks, Senior Ruby Engineer / Systems Architect

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

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

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

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

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

anarchitect 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Easyart - http://easyart.com/help/jobs - Clerkenwell, London

Easyart is looking for a talented and passionate Front-end Web Developer to help us craft great experiences for our customers.

As part of our technology team, youll be responsible for the continual improvement of the design, functionality, usability and sales conversion of our network of websites. Youll need a keen eye for design, be fluent in HTML, CSS and JavaScript and have a passion for making things that people love to use.

What we can offer you

  * A key role in a high-traffic, industry-leading ecommerce site  * A fun, collaborative environment where you will have the chance to make your mark  * A focus on productivity using data-driven processes using the best of Lean and Agile
What we need from you

  * Continual improvement of user experience and functionality of our public-facing websites  * Have your finger on the pulse of web development, and bring new ideas to the team regularly  * An enthusiastic team player who can collaborate across departments  * Strong technical skills so you can lead development on our pattern library  * The ability to think strategically, beyond the current task and be excited about solving difficult problems
The skills we are looking for

  * Solid front-end design experience writing clean, maintainable JavaScript (jQuery, Backbone, JSON), CSS (Sass) and HTML  * UX design skills, including responsive layouts  * Excellent communication skills  * A systematic approach to design and development, and opinionated views on topics like object-oriented CSS, modular design, mobile-first and progressive-enhancement  * The ability to conceptualise features, take them through sketching, prototyping, building and testing phases  * A broad understanding of back-end web development
If this sounds like you then please contact nick@easyart.com

tarmigan 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Tesla Motors, Stationary Storage Group, Palo Alto

Our Stationary Storage product offers battery storage systems that can attach to power grids, commercial areas, or residential systems. As the need for and the available sources of energy increases, efficient and smart energy storage is quickly becoming the only solution for meeting these demands.

We are have several open positions for firmware and embedded software within this team. Finding the right person for the group and then defining a role for their skillset is more important to us than listing several generic job descriptions. If you are passionate about this field and technology, feel free to contact us.

Below are some specific skills and experience that we know we will need (we do not expect all of these in the same candidate). I've clustered them into two groups of skills, but we'd be happy to have a candidate with a blend from both clusters.

Embedded Firmware


- Embedded C

- Realtime operating systems and applications

- Low-level embedded experience with linkers, bootloaders, drivers

- CAN bus

- Embedded TCP/IP (driver level)

- Experience with power electronics

- Familiarity with electronics, schematics, PCBs (can use an oscope)

- Design for safety critical systems

- State machines

Embedded Linux


- Embedded linux application deployment

- Protocol buffers

- Golang

- Zigbee

- Industrial or utility SCADA protocols like modbus and DNP3

- Experience with power electronics or the energy industry

- General networking: ppp, ssh, vpn, iptables

- Code generation + DSLs

You should be interested in, excited about, or experienced with the Energy Industry to apply for this position. Our team is a small part of the company but we are working on becoming a larger part. These positions will have a significant impact on the design and behaviors of our next generation Stationary Storage products.

At this time, we are not looking for interns or people working remotely.

Please email tcasebolt@teslamotors.com for more information.

If you are interested in other positions at the Tesla (for example working on vehicles), it is most helpful if you have a position in mind that you are interested in and I can forward your info on to the right people. For other positions, please see http://www.teslamotors.com/careers

ultrasaurus 23 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco and Toronto, Fulltime

We're PagerDuty, changing the way people interact with machines that have gone wrong. Everyone you know uses us, and now we're expanding into the rest of the world. There are over a dozen positions we're looking for right now.

If you read HN, you might want to be:

* Our data warehouse engineer ( http://pduty.me/1iRhj3a ) or work on our Business Systems ( http://pduty.me/V7Vstc ) If you want a front row seat to how a successful startup grows.

* Our team in Toronto is possibly the best Scala shop in Canada: http://pduty.me/1lOHgQf

* We're hiring web developers ( http://pduty.me/1sUtuAm )

* And we recently opened an evangelist role ( http://pduty.me/1rcO8Kh ) which is all kinds of exciting.

We pay well, you get to work with good people, on problems that matter. And if you live in SF, we're very easy to get to (much of the office bikes to work). I'm dave@pagerduty.com if you have any questions.

For all other jobs, visit: http://pduty.me/jobshnjune

mikepk 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Boston, MA - full time, internship, exploring possible remote

Web Programmer, Developer, Hacker


Smarterer - http://smarterer.com/

Make a difference. Change the world. Have fun. Do something important.

Smarterer gives people unprecedented understanding of what they know and what their teams and organizations know.

We are looking for creative web programmers, developers and hackers to join our product team. Ideally you are a versatile technologist who loves to build web products, especially (but not exclusively) if you have Python experience. Our stack is primarily Python, SqlAlchemy, Backbone and CoffeeScript.

Smarterer is doing something unique and important. We're approaching a point where traditional university credentialing isn't enough. Skills are changing too quickly and what makes someone effective in a role or job is evolving. New roles appear daily that no (or few) traditional universities have courses for. People are acquiring more and more skills through non-traditional means. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to close the "skills gap".

How do you show what you know?

Smarterer has created an innovative, machine learning, crowd-sourced testing system that will disrupt how people think about skills. Dont let our name fool you, while our system is fun, our unique, patent-pending, technology is also deeply rooted in scientific modern testing theory.

Smarterer is enabling a revolution: in how the enterprise manages their teams and talent, in the changing job marketplace, and in the way people measure their own skills and share that knowledge.

We're funded by Google Ventures, True Ventures, Re-think education, Boston Seed as well as some amazing angel investors.

Interested? Contact me at mikepk@smarterer.com

techwraith 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Getable San Francisco, CA

Getable is a small team (~10 people) working on changing the construction industry by helping contractors order and manage their rental equipment. We focus on producing high quality apps for three separate users: Contractors, Suppliers, and Getable itself.We develop our applications using a modular approach on both the frontend and backend, using a modern, mostly open source JavaScript based stack: CouchDB, Node, Engine.io, Backbone, and responsive design.

Our frontend is based heavily on Atomic Design and Development, using an open source library we built called Atomify. We optimize for developer happiness and eliminate as many barriers to getting things on production as we can: we don't have any build steps, we have a live reloading component development workflow, and we have tests that run as you write your code.

Most of our apps are very frontend heavy, but our backend is all realtime. We share model code between the server and the client to make interacting with our data easy.At the end of the day though, none of that is what makes us get out of bed in the morning. It all comes down to creating great feeling interactions to help our users get their jobs done.

Day to Day:

- Participate in the team's direction and come up with new ideas

- Build modules for both the frontend and backend. We embrace open source and modularized development

- Participate in and contribute to product discussions


- Have a passion for building easy to use apps for underserved users

- Love to write small, well tested components that can be reused in many contexts

- Have experience working on large JS codebases with a team of other highly skilled engineers

- Be able to work on both the frontend and the backend - it's all JS

We provide:

- Meaningful equity

- Better than average health plans

- Backed by industry leading VCs

- Opportunities to grow as a leader or individual contributor

- Fun and smart coworkers

Sound like a good deal to you? Apply here: https://angel.co/getable/jobs/30560-software-engineer or email daniel@getable.com

paf31 21 hours ago 0 replies      
DICOM Grid http://dicomgrid.com/ - Phoenix, AZ or REMOTE

DICOM Grid, a SaaS start-up in the healthcare technology field, is looking for a JavaScript/TypeScript developer to maintain and enhance DICOM Grids front-end medical image sharing and reading web application. You will report to the Director of Dev Ops.

Familiarity with modern front-end web development is essential.

The ideal candidate would be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and be enthusiastic about keeping up-to-date with the latest web technologies.

The team is distributed with team members working remotely in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York.


* HTML5, CSS, JavaScript

* JQuery, Underscore

* Working knowledge of Linux

Familiarity with any of the following would be a big plus:

* TypeScript

* Handlebars, Backbone

* Scala, Java

* Functional programming techniques

* Linear algebra


Position Responsibilities

* Plan, evaluate, implement, test and document new features and bug fixes for the DICOM Grid web application.

* Work with other development team members to integrate with backend services.

* Work with DevOps to deploy code into our production and UAT environments.

* Work with customers and professional services to gather requirements.

* Conform to company standard operating procedures.

What qualifies you to join?

* A combination of a college degree in CS, Math, Physics, or related, relevant work experience, and/or a strong open source portfolio

* General interest in the healthcare field

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills

* Meticulous attention to detail with strong organization skills

* Base salary and stock options depend on experience; health insurance, paid holidays and vacation are part of the package.

Send your resume, cover letter and/or links to your StackOverflow, GitHub profiles, etc. to pfreeman+hn@dicomgrid.com.

For bonus points, include a solution to the following short task, including code in JavaScript or the frontend language of your choice: write a function which identities the largest common set (not list) of words appearing as prefixes of two input strings. For example, the largest common prefix set of the strings "His dog and the cat" and "The dog and his ball" is { "the", "dog", "and", "his" }

No recruiters please.

andrewingram 1 day ago 0 replies      
onefinestay - javascript application developer - London, UK


# Who are we?

Theres a new way to stay in a city. onefinestay is a trusted service for hosts to flexibly share their homes while theyre out of town. We give guests the best bits of a boutique hotel stay inside some of the most distinctive homes around.


# Why does onefinestay need developers?

As well as continuously improving http://www.onefinestay.com were building a whole bevy of tools to support the very real, very logistical business that depends on technology, from mobile tools to scheduling systems. Heres a snapshot of some of the things we're currently working on, will be working on soon, or maybe just finished.

- Updating the entire online pre-stay experience for guests (we call it, online check-in)

- Launched a brand new online magazine with custom cms called The Edition

- Developed an authentication and staff management system to handle our ever-growing team

- Completely revamping the entire site to support mobile devices (40% of our traffic comes from iOS)


# Who do we want?

We're looking for someone who can question the status quo, bring new ideas to the table, see the full potential of a new feature (and push it to realisation), or if necessary tone down something that is getting out of hand. Everyone on the team is a fullstack developer, to some degree. But our django heavy application is moving more and more to the client in order to keep our interfaces as usable as possible. We'd like you to have some experience with server-side code in a production environment, but if yours isnt in python or django, don't worry, therell be plenty of time to learn. With that in mind, were looking for:

- High-level ability in HTML/CSS (SASS)

- MVC style application development with javascript (backbone, underscore, react)

- Some experience with server side frameworks (django, RoR, express)

- Ability to work with our product team to develop high quality user experience

- Strong knowledge of web standards and cross-browser compatibility

There's a bunch of other stuff that will go a long way to get us excited:

- Experience with source control (git, mercurial)

- Experience with agile development methodologies

- Comfortable working with pre-processors such as browserify, React's jsx format

- Experience with CI and automated testing (jenkins, jasmine)


# What we can offer you?

- Competitive salaries

- Stock options

- A social work environment filled to the brim with talented developers

- Your choice of dev environment (on the penthouse floor of our sweet new offices)

- Time to expand and grow your skills


Please apply at the following link:https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oM05Wfwx&s=hn_whos_hiring

lnanek2 1 day ago 0 replies      
New Frontier Nomads - http://newfrontiernomads.com/ - hiring a Senior Android Developer in Seattle, WA (and other locations in USA)

-------------COMPANY DESCRIPTION-------------

We partner with startups and companies to validate, design, develop and launch innovative new web and mobile products. We design, build and validate MVPs, provide highly skilled product and software development teams on an ongoing basis, or augment and build internal teams around a core of highly skilled subject matter experts, all in exchange for fees and equity.

-------------JOB DESCRIPTION-------------

The product is a very exciting experimental offering and the clients most important undertaking at the moment. The environment is agile and collaborative. The team is packed with experienced and accomplished developers.

Required skills:

Solid Android backgroundExperience shipping products Take-charge (do what it takes personality and sense of ownership of deliverables and timelines)

Desired skills:

Video streaming on Android Quality vs. lag tradeoffs DRM Consuming near realtime web services Frequency vs. battery life tradeoffs Custom, high-polish UI components

-------------ADDITIONAL INFORMATION-------------

For idea-stage startups, we provide the most direct route from idea to product with traction. We help you de-risk, validate, design and develop your idea, we make sure the correct technical decisions are made from the start, and we help you collect and analyze key metrics which help you chart your path from unproven idea to product-market fit.

For later-stage startups, we provide a well-oiled, turnkey development team, and the peace of mind that comes with it. We take care of product and software development, so you can focus on your areas of core expertise, whether business development, fundraising, or marketing.

For companies, we build startup teams within large organizations. Our track record with early and later stage startups helps large companies create agile and lean processes which foster and enable innovation. We seed internal teams with highly skilled and innovative mobile and web resources, or we build-manage-transfer new teams around a core of highly experienced veteran mobile and web developers.

You can contact me at lnanek@gmail.com if interested or apply through our job ad here:


sparkman55 1 day ago 0 replies      
Rinse - San Francisco, CA https://www.rinse.com

Although the domain isn't sexy at first glance, Laundry and Dry Cleaning really are problems that would benefit from today's technical prowess. Modernizing laundry has real environmental benefits to water usage, not to mention the convenience factor of a delivery service. As humanity becomes more and more urban and less and less likely to have space for a personal washer and dryer, demand for efficient laundry service is growing.

Rinse needs to tackle interesting technical challenges as well. Of course, the routing problem as popularized by the Traveling Salesman Problem (except with multiple, load-balanced agents) is a challenge, but since we are also taking photos of the clothes we process, there are interesting data mining, machine learning, and image processing applications as well. This is in addition to the joys of rapidly scaling an operational system, while continually optimizing a consumer-facing product.

We're looking for skilled developers of all types to join us, including Web Developers and Full-Stack Developers. Since we haven't taken any VC yet, this is a chance to earn a significant equity stake (while still earning a competitive salary).

We're a Python - Django - Heroku - AWS - Postgres - Backbone.js - Sass - HAML - HTML5 shop currently, but since we're small, there are opportunities to steer us technically as well.

More information at https://www.rinse.com/careers/ or just contact us at jobs@rinse.com

aghuwalewala 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Full Stack Web Developer at Tripnary -- Chicago, IL (LOCAL only)

-----------------------------About Tripnary-----------------------------

Tripnary (http://www.tripnary.com; http://angel.co/tripnary) is a seed-funded, an early stage travel startup based in Chicago. We are focused on building a disruptive mobile/web app that helps travelers save and organize the places they want to see and be ready for their next vacation. We want to eliminate the clutter of spreadsheets, bookmarks, emails, etc. that are currently used to document travel plans and provide an easy way to collect all the places you find around the web in one app and create your own itinerary with built-in travel tools. We have a slick web app (currently in private beta) with a jaw-dropping design that blows away everyone who sees it. We have validated the concept with critical feedback from travel bloggers, destination experts, and enthusiasts. We are continuously evolving the product and building the next generation of the app that can be best described as Pinterest travel boards meets Kayak. We work out of 1871, the coolest co-working space for the citys digital startups.

-----------------------------About the role-----------------------------

Tripnary is seeking a highly motivated visionary with experience in building web apps to join the team. As a partner, you will

-- Collaborate with the founders to refine and execute on the Tripnary vision.

-- Spearhead end-to-end development and participate in planning, architecture, design and implementation of a beautiful and intuitive travel app.

-- Guide the product roadmap and help deliver features that provide maximum value to Tripnarys users.

-- Be a team player with an open mind possessing confidence to make important product-related decisions.

-----------------------------What Tripnary offers-----------------------------

Tripnary promises a fun, energetic, and fast-paced startup environment and the opportunity to be an early member of a growing team of passionate and tight-knit group of young entrepreneurs with a vision. Because we are a startup, everyone on the team is fully involved on multiple levels. This allows you to gain a great deal of experience both within and beyond your specific area of expertise as everyone works cohesively to accomplish a greater goal. The founder brings over a decade of combined experience with software development and technology businesses delivering million-dollar software products. You will be coming into a very goal-oriented, technically grounded team. We promise exciting challenges, a broad range of experiences across a variety of projects and the chance to make a difference while working in a casual but fast-paced setting. Just remember to work hard and party harder (or in our case, travel farther). Our vacation policy is "take some" (just make sure to bring back a fridge magnet from your adventures!).

-----------------------------What we are looking for-----------------------------

We are looking for people with:

-- Experience building web applications in an open source stack like Ruby on Rails, Python/Django, or node.js/Express with either PostgreSQL, MySQL, or MongoDB. However, if you are proficient with C#/.NET or Java, we would love to talk to you as well.

-- Experience with RESTful web services (Google Maps, Foursquare, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc.), JSON, XML, and SQL

-- Fluency with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX

-- Knowledge of at least one client-side app frameworks such as Backbone.js, AngularJS, or Ember.js, etc.

-- Keen eye for design with demonstrated background to show

-- Passionate about delivering a delightful experience to users

-- Experience deploying and hosting applications on Amazon Web Services, Heroku, or other cloud environments

-- Experience with test-driven development (TDD) and behavior-driven development (BDD)

-- Strong understanding of object-oriented programming including algorithms, data structures, and design patterns

-- Creative thinker with excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and debugging skills

-- Self-motivated, enthusiastic, fast learner with the ability to work in a team environment

-- Ability to wear many different hats

-- Attitude to thrive in a fun, fast-paced startup environment

We prefer people with:

-- Understanding of machine learning, Hadoop, and/or MapReduce

-- Passion and love for everything travel

-- Appreciation for design thinking

-- Bachelors/Masters degree in computer science/engineering or related field


We provide competitive packages with both a salary and generous equity. Compensation for this position will consist of a substantial company equity as we are looking for the right partner with an entrepreneurial mindset. This ensures that we all take ownership of Tripnary and have a vested personal interest in its success.

-----------------------------How to apply-----------------------------

If you are interested to be part of Tripnary please drop us an email with your resume at jobs@tripnary.com. Thanks a lot for your interest!

All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

capkutay 1 day ago 0 replies      
WebAction - Downtown Palo Alto, CA


Hiring Lead Front-End Developers, Web Developers, and Big Data Platform Developers (java).

At WebAction, you will work on creating a real-time interface to the worlds most valuable data. WebAction is a real-time big data platform that bridges the gap between users and terabytes/petabytes of diverse, fast moving, and physically disparate data. We do this by offering high-speed acquisition of log data, distributed stream processing and caching, and real-time querying of stored data in one platform. As a result, our customers rapidly create real-time, mission critical data-driven solutions that would normally take months of development effort with other products.

Founded by a team of Silicon Valley veterans with proven track records, WebAction is backed by some of the most respected names in Silicon Valley. We're also well funded (recently raised $11m Series B by a private equity firm with a $15 billion fund).

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, generous equity for the right candidates. Our office is also a short walk from some great restaurants and coffee spots on University Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto.

For the Lead Front-End Developer Position:

-Turn mockups and wireframes into functional, fluid web components

-Implementing beautiful and robust dashboards using d3.js

-Building re-usable dashboard-development frameworks

-Creating user interface and web apps for various industry applications like ATM monitoring, fraud detection, and data center monitoring


-Strong knowledge of Javascript, CSS, HTML, and jQuery

-Enthusiasm for working in a startup environment

Nice to haves

-Youre interested in designing engaging and intuitive user experiences

-Experience with Backbone.js, angular.js or other front-end MV* frameworks

-An interest in the type of scalable systems you hear about at Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

-Youre interested in telling stories and revealing anomalies through data visualization

-Concentration in Human Computer Interaction

For the Platform Engineering position, we ask that you have experience writing clean code in Java and have a strong desire and skills to work on a scalable, highly optimized data management infrastructure. We ask that you have the following skills:

-Large-scale distributed systems

-Highly available, highly scalable architectures, Hadoop (MapReduce / Pig / Zookeeper),

- Data Serialization (Avro / Thrift / Protocol Buffers)

- Experience with HBase or Cassandra

-Real-time messaging (0MQ / Kestrel / Kafka or similar), Real-time event processing, Continuous Queries

-Predictive Analytics

For the Web Developer position, you should be well versed in HTML/CSS/jQuery. You should be able to work with designers to create visual components that maintain the integrity of the design while achieving fluid performance in the browser.

If this sounds like you, shoot us an e-mail at jobs@WebAction.com or apply through our jobs page:


jchrisa 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Couchbase is hiring for technical positions across the board http://www.couchbase.com/careers

Specifically I'm tracking mobile database engineer and developer advocate roles, but there's a lot more opportunity than that. Remote is an option for all our positions.

stugrey 23 hours ago 0 replies      
London, UK

Fully funded PhD Studentship in Space Debris Environment Modelling using Spatio-Temporal Analysis

University College London


Although largely unrecognised by the general population, the world has never been more reliant on access to space. However, continued use of the space environment over the last 60 years has polluted the orbits around the Earth with debris. Currently only a small fraction of space debris is tracked. Failure to capture this data more accurately, and model its behaviour, could result in us losing access to space entirely if a space debris cascade event is allowed to occur.

The aim of this PhD project is to describe the current space debris environment using cutting edge astrodynamics methods and model its evolution over time using machine learning techniques and spatio-temporal data analysis. The Space Geodesy and Navigation Laboratory (SGNL) has become a world leader in accurately modelling the many forces acting on spacecraft in orbit. Our models are currently employed by both NASA and ESA to supply data to support scientific environmental monitoring missions (JASON-1, SENTINEL). SpaceTimeLab have a wealth of experience in the analysis, modelling, simulation and visualisation of large spatio-temporal datasets, with applications in transportation, crime and disaster response. This is an exciting opportunity to build on these models and develop novel techniques to gain new insights into the behaviour of the space debris environment.

Skills you will learn include design, development and testing of algorithms, software and database development, experimental design and implementation, data analysis and both technical and interpersonal communication. You will also have the opportunity to build a network of contacts within both the astrodynamics and spatio-temporal data analysis communities.

This project is a collaboration between UCLs Space Geodesy and Navigation Laboratory and SpaceTimeLab and will be supervised by Dr Stuart Grey and Dr James Haworth.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from UK and EU members, residing in UK.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a covering letter and CV to s.grey@ucl.ac.uk

Start Date: The post will be available from September 2014

Duration: 4 Years

Funding: The scholarship covers UCL registration fees and provides a stipend of 15,726 per annum tax free. Travel expenses and research equipment will also be paid for.

Funding Body:EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

diminish 18 hours ago 0 replies      
CA/SF (remote in USA is a possibility), Ruby, PHP, HTML/CSS/JS, Machine Learning

We're about to launch Resimit (https://www.resimit.com - still a work in progress), an innovative new startup focused on producing premium quality digital products via machine learning algorithms. Currently we're focused on generating ready-to-wear (pret-a-porter) premium WordPress themes.

If you're interested in algorithmic creative design and have some knowledge of Ruby, PHP/WordPress, HTML/CSS/JS, Machine Learning, and possibly (MySQL, Linux, nginx, AWS) please drop an email to albert@resimit.com

RossM 1 day ago 0 replies      
Eventstagram (http://eventstagr.am/) - Full time, London UK - Project Manager

Eventstagram builds real-time Instagram and Twitter slideshows for events of all sizes. We work with a number of notable clients including Ferrari, Nike, Microsoft and The O2 Arena; we're based in one of the most exciting workspaces in London.

We're looking for an experienced, organised project manager to help focus our development team's efforts, keep the clients up-to-date and help plan our long-term development.


- Holding daily development meetings, preferably using agile project management,- Managing the task workflow by scheduling in developers and designers to projects,- Account management,- Managing bugs by creating a system for finding, reporting, filtering, reproducing, prioritising and writing up bugs,- Managing feature requests by assessing, scheduling and checking they meet expectations,- Product Management, scoping out new features through an understanding of the market; competition, product positioning and usability.

If interested, you can read more on our blog or drop us an email at info@eventstagr.am


simonix 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Numerate Inc, San Bruno, CA (25 mins from San Francisco)

Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Distributed Systems


--- Who we are ---

Numerate is a group of cutting-edge scientists and engineers trying to solve very difficult problems at the interface of medicinal chemistry, data science, machine learning and cloud-scale analytics. We have developed a computational platform that can predict how a potential drug will behave in the lab and the body. We use this platform to process large spaces of chemistry while searching for therapies for some of the worlds most important diseases, such as, obesity, heart failure, Alzheimers, and Huntingtons disease. Our platform makes the drug development process cheaper, faster, and results in higher success rates than traditional approaches.

--- Our Stack ---

Our stack consists of a proprietary distributed computational platform, Numatix, which in-turn consists of cloud management, job management, job execution engine and custom dataflow language layers. We generally run this on top of Amazon Web Services, where we often scale the system to more than 10,000 cores. We are working to scale it to over 100,000 cores. On top of Numatix we run a number of custom libraries and services, such as machine learning, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, etc. At the very top of our stack sits a number of user-facing tools, including web-based GUIs, NIX command line tools, and custom plugins for third party data analysis and chemistry tools. All of the layers use various storage types (MySQL, S3, Couchbase, custom built). The code base is written in Java, Scala, Python, and some C++. All of these layers are being actively developed and improved.

Join us, and code for more than just clicks!

For more information see https://github.com/Numerate/hiring or shoot us an email to eng_job@numerate.com

spooneybarger 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Company: TheLadders (http://www.theladders.com)

Location: New York, NY

Postion: Full-time on-site software engineer

TheLadders' mission is to match people with the jobs that are right for them. In order to do that we need a strong engineering team.

Currently we are looking for a software engineer to join our Platform Engineering Team. This team is responsible for developing and maintaining the software and systems that power our websites, mobile applications, and marketing.

A few things about us:

* We try to use the right tool for the right job; maybe a shell script, maybe multiple Storm topologies communicating via RabbitMQ and reading data from internal web services. And while we have found some tools that work, we're always willing to incorporate new ones if they give us a new way of tackling a problem.

* We know that engineering is all about understanding tradeoffs, not applying the same solution over and over again to every problem.

* Sometimes we get to work with fun new tools (Scala, Clojure, Storm, Elastic Search), sometimes we work with old standards (Java, Python, Bash). Sometimes we write cool new code, sometimes we are on call dealing with a production issue.

* We think pushing code into production is only the beginning of our job. We are responsible for what we put out in the world, including monitoring and maintainence.

A few things about you:

* You're an engineer, but you know how to think like an operations person.

* You cut your teeth in open source software, and know how to find documentation, read the source, ask for help, and report a bug.

* You're excited about glamorous work, but you're willing to sometimes do shit work, because in the end that's part of being a team: spreading the shit work around.

If this sounds interesting and you think you'd be a good match, or if you're interested in learning the skills to become a good match, please get in touch with Sean Allen (sallen@theladders.com).

davezatch 1 day ago 0 replies      
Uberall - https://uberall.com - Berlin, Germany (Mitte)

WE ARE UBERALL A young and ambitious technology startup from Berlin. We believe that the internet enables us to connect to our local environment in radically new ways and that it lets us navigate and shape our daily lives like we never before could. We want to be part of this development, bring customers and local businesses closer together and re-instill a sense of community where anonymity has become the norm. To this end we are building a revolutionary marketing platform for local businesses. This platform makes getting in touch and communicating with their customers through all relevant online channels super easy for them. Really.

These are amazing times we are well financed, we have a beautiful office space in the heart of Berlin and we are looking to hire a number of highly motivated and skilled colleagues to join forces with us!

We are looking for backend engineers (m/f) to support our tech team. You will be working closely with product development and be responsible for turning their wildest dreams into reality. Your skill-set includes:

- Real passion for developing great web apps

- Proven experience in Java & web technology, possibly Grails

- Building & maintaining scalable architectures using modern tools

- Enthusiasm for beautiful, pragmatic code and an eye for simplicity

- Looking past your Java IDE to play with servers, databases, and web services is your everyday playground

- Competent English ability. The team is international and English is the language of the office

Were looking for YOU!

You already have at least some work experience, you have an above-average education and you thrive in an environment that lets you take on responsibility early on? Youre highly motivated, an independent thinker but still a team player and youre hungry to do things that matter? Then you should join us!

You get the chance to become part of a young company with an ambitious and highly skilled team, to contribute to our vision to really bring local business to the web, to work on and implement your own ideas and to have a lot of fun on the way.

Just send your application containing all relevant documentation (including past projects, GitHub & stackoverflow links, etc) and we will get in touch soon. Applications to jobs@uberall.com, please!

jontonsoup 1 day ago 0 replies      
Senior Ruby/Javascript Engineer - SkilledUp Academy

New York, NY

Our Mission

SkilledUp Academy is changing the way that people learn skills online. Over 44% of college graduates work in jobs that don't require a college degree, but employers still can't find quality talent. We introduce the human element into real-world, skills-based online education. Students complete rigorous curriculums created by our partner companies that focus on teaching the skills that employers need. Our industry-based mentors ensure that students receive the support that they need to learn.

Our Story

We were born out of two acquired startups and still retain the culture and practices of a lean / agile startup, but have all the resources and benefits of a public company (our parent company, Apollo Education Group, made over 3.5 billion in revenue last year). Were a young company looking for people looking to help shape our culture.

Our Team

Were a diverse team made of:

- A Bonnaroo Guitarist

- The worlds preeminent scholar on Toilet Based Social Networks

- A philosopher king with a sweet spot for ice cream

Our engineers write pristine, well-tested code. We pride ourselves in developer happiness. SkilledUp uses a pull request based workflow, continuous integration. We think Ruby on Rails, Trello, Github, and Heroku are the best tools. We have continuous investment days, where we only focus on learning new skills.

If you are interested in learning more and want to talk to an engineer, send an email to jon@skilledup.com

JshWright 1 day ago 0 replies      
Silent Circle - SoCal would be cool, but we're spread from California to Greece, so (REMOTE) location is not critical for the right person.

We're looking for a web frontend developer with strong UI/UX skills and experience developing usable, attractive, and responsive interfaces. We're not overly concerned with the frameworks or libraries you've used, but hopefully you've been around the block enough times to have solid opinions about a couple.

If you're looking for interesting challenges, we have many of them... Delivering high quality products that solve real world problems for our users, while keeping their privacy and security our primary concern, can make for surprisingly competing interests at time. We're a very distributed team, which has many advantages, but also presents a number of challenges; it's pretty critical that you are comfortable working independently.

If you're interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to me or StavrosK (We're josh and stavros at silentcircle.com, respectively).

marmarlade 1 day ago 0 replies      
HOPSTER - LONDON/UK - http://bit.ly/gethopster

Always looking for good people, particularly developers (Python/GAE), growth people, creatives (animators/voice actors/producers - contract/partnerships)

If you're excited about the idea of making TV better for kids (better = more educational, interactive, engaging), get in touch: marie@hopster.tv.

   ***************************   ** MAKING KIDS TV BETTER **   ***************************
Kids in the UK watch 6bn hours of TV every year. At Hopster, were trying to make that time better. Our first product is a beautiful iPad app for kids aged 2-6, which combines gorgeous TV shows with contextual learning games - and we plan to go much further. Launched in December, we have had great reviews from parents so far plus thousands and thousands of MAUs. Oh, and we have paying customers.

We're a funded London-based start-up, launched in late 2013. Our team includes people from a range of backgrounds (from start-ups to non-profits and corporates), all with a solid track record of developing and delivering innovative and successful products to consumer audiences.

   ******************   ** OUR STACK(S) **   ******************
TECHFront-end: Angular, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQueryBack-end: Python, Google App Engine, Google Cloud Endpoints & StorageiOS App: Cocos2d-x, C++, Objective-C

MARKETINGWordPress, Localytics/Google Analytics, Mailchimp/Mandrill, Google Experiments/Unbounce/Optimizely, Buffer, SocialBro/Sprout, SensorTower/AppAnnie

TEAMTrello, bitbucket, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, Friday curry sessions, climbing wall & go kart track in the same building

   ***************************   ** WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR **   ***************************
As usual, always looking for good people. The team is broadly split into development, product, marketing/growth and creative (and creative actually means creative, incl. animation, characters, voice acting etc.!).

If you're excited about the idea of making TV better for kids (better = more educational, interactive, engaging), get in touch: marie@hopster.tv.


PS: thanks, speek, for the inspiration on making headers more obvious ;-)

jerryr 20 hours ago 0 replies      
MindTribe - San Francisco, CA

We're looking for:

Senior Electrical - http://www.mindtribe.com/jobs/electrical-engineer-senior

Senior Mechanical - http://www.mindtribe.com/jobs/mechanical-engineer-senior

Senior Firmware - http://www.mindtribe.com/jobs/firmware-engineer-senior

Technician - http://www.mindtribe.com/jobs/technician

We're a tight-knit team of engineers developing hardware products for clients. Our specialty is consumer electronics and connected devices. Our past projects include the Tesla Roadster, Square Reader and Stand, and the recently-launched Adobe Ink and Slide (http://www.adobe.com/products/ink-and-slide.html).

jasoncartwright 1 day ago 0 replies      
Potato are hiring project managers, Django developers, frontend developers and UX designers in London UK, Bristol UK, and Mountain View California. Freelance & fulltime.

We're is a 75-person developer-lead agency based in London, UK with offices in Bristol, Sydney & San Francisco Bay Area. Our clients include Google, PayPal, Skype, a number of startups and other agencies such as BBH & Mother.


northisup 19 hours ago 0 replies      

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Disqus is hiring! You know, for all the things. ops, dev ops, dev, iOS, python, data stuff, javascript, design, product, startup stuff.

We are focused on tapping the data in our vast commenting network to make an awesome consumer destination. Come help us out. You can see the pre-release version here: https://disqus.com/home/

We are super laid back, have a lot of fun, and ship code that hits over a billion uniques a month.

job specifics are here > http://grnh.se/vj71bo

RaizlabsTalent 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Raizlabs - http://raizlabs.com - Boston, MA and San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland)

Mobile Strategy, Design, and Development

What you'll do at Raizlabs:

Do more than code. Raizlabs is seeking experienced mobile developers, and user experience/user interface 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

imroot 23 hours ago 0 replies      
The Victory Solution/Realtech - Cincinnati, Ohio (REMOTE OK)

Realtech provides solutions to help loan officers and mortgage companies foster great relationships with Real estate agents so that the mortgage companies can grow their purchase business. We do this by offering a suite of tools that the Real Estate professionals can use at no cost or a trivial monthly cost (under $7) that will help them market their listings in today's digital age.

We're growing, cash flow positive, and bootstrapped.

I have the following positions open:

Junior Developer (Python/PHP)

Junior System Administrator (Linux/AWS)

UI/UX Developer

Relaxed atmosphere. Catered lunch every day. Membership to a hacker/maker space, 100% covered health/dental/vision for you, and we pay 85% of your family's coverage. Choice of Mac or PC.

Please send a resume to ian@thevictorysolution.com, and let me know that you noticed my posting on HN. You can also find me on freenode as iwilson if you'd like to chat about the position or the company.

derrzzaa 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Linux / Big Data Engineer Permanent role Appsbroker, Swindon UK

Appsbroker continues to grow its Cloud Platform capability. We are looking for strong Linux Engineers to join us from the South West of England to help us build the next generation of cloud platforms for our customers. The chance to learn Big Data skills and enhance your Dev Ops capabilities are part of this role. Engineers at Appsbroker get the opportunity to excel in multiple technology disciplines.

You will get exposure to the latest Google and Amazon technologies including Google Compute Engine, App Engine, BigQuery, Managed VMs, Docker, Amazon EC2, S3 plus Puppet / Ansible for CM / automation. Training & certification in Google and Amazon cloud platform technologies provided on the job and by Google / Amazon.


  - Development of cloud hosting platforms infrastructure (auto scaling & load balanced resilient architectures, monitored & audited, secure & auto deployed)  - Tooling for cloud hosting platforms - Deploying and managing cloud infrastructure using Google Cloud Platform tools and/or AWS and configuration of Linux operating systems using puppet, chef, ansible etc.  - Monitoring costs and managing budgets for the deployed technology stack  - Work on one or more projects reporting to the lead of Delivery Team / Platform Department  - Automating system administration   - Best practice for rolling out security patches & operating system major releases   - Assist development team with test platforms & continuous integration activities  - Architecture of Big Data solutions:  On premise ETL -> Big Query -> Analysis / Visualisation  - Talend Big Data ETL (Extract / Transform / Load) activities for extracting data from a multiplicity of data sources including SQL Databases, Web Services, flat files etc to support Big Data activities.  - Google BigQuery table design to support Big Data activities.
Mandatory skills

  - Experienced administrator & platform engineering skills for a major Linux-based operating system. Particularly RPM based Linux (RedHat, Centos, Unbreakable Linux and Fedora).  - Good programming skills in at least 1 modern language (Java, C#, python, PHP, ruby etc)  - Good scripting skills in at least 1 Linux based language (Bash, ksh, awk, perl, ruby, python)   - Prior experience with Linux in Virtual Machine environments: VMware / vsphere, docker, kvm, xen  - Solid cloud firewall experience: iptables, AWS security groups etc  - Able to work in small Agile teams with other developers, project managers and stakeholders  - Able to commit to deadlines / sprint outcomes and deliver and demonstrate tested components  - Able to accurately estimate time to complete tasks based on stories / requirements  - Able to work across multiple projects within the same timeframes  - Able to interpret requirements and assist in producing designs that meet those requirements  - Source code control / release management skills  - Working knowledge of securing a Linux server from attack threats  - Good documentation skills  - Dry sense of humour essential
Desirable skills

  - Experience building custom Linux platforms & releases:  RedHat satellite, spacewalk, cobbler  - Conversant in Configuration Management automation - puppet, chef, salt or ansible.  - Conversant in JSON and Cloud Platform REST web services  - Prior experience with Google Cloud Platform and / or Amazon Web Services Infrastructure as a Service offerings  - Ability to create RPMs  - Able to draw / describe platform architectures visually using modern diagramming tools (Visio etc)  - ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) - Talend   - Google Cloud Storage or Amazon S3  - noSQL datastore experience - Google High Replication Datastore, Google Cloud Datastore, Amazon DynamoDb, MongoDb  - Google APIs (OAuth, Maps, Cloud Endpoints, Google Apps etc)  - Working knowledge of HTML / CSS, HTML5 / CSS3  - Working knowledge of JQuery / Javascript
About Appsbroker:Appsbroker is a cloud solutions consultancy & product organisation. We specialise in providing the following Cloud services:

Google Cloud Platform Partner: Compute Engine, App Engine, Big Query, Cloud StorageAmazon AWS Reseller / Consulting Partner: EC2, S3, DynamoDbGoogle Search Premier PartnerGoogle Apps Premier PartnerGoogle Maps Premier Partner

Appsbroker is a fast growing organisation and as a result of this growth we are looking for good people to join us on a continual basis. Our clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Vodafone & Travis Perkins and we are premium enterprise partners of both Google and Amazon AWS. Appsbroker employees enjoy a wide range of social activities and quarterly special events. Employees benefit in being an active part of all project development and contributing directly to the success of these projects. Cloud services is a fast moving industry with constantly evolving web technologies that employees can employ directly in their next project.

Location: The job will be based at our office in Swindon, Wiltshire.Salary: Dependent on experience

Contact: info@appsbroker.com (quote hackernews!)

drp 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Zillow Rentals, San Francisco, CA

We're building the largest rental housing search network on the web and need to make sure it's solid.We're hiring a software engineer/SDET to lead our back-end testing efforts, building systems to test systems. You'll be an extremely important part of a smart, fast-paced team that's responsible for the data behind the best rental sites on the internet.

http://www.zillow.com/jobs/san-francisco-office/ or email me at davidpe@zillow.com

dabent 1 day ago 0 replies      
MedTech Exchange - Atlanta, GA

We are a new company who is looking to eliminate the inefficiencies in implant surgeries. Help us make medicine better.

  We are looking for a talented front-end developer with experience in:    * Bootstrap    * jQuery    * Less/CSS/Object-Oriented CSS    * HTML5    * Responsive design    * Understanding of UX principles and best practices    * Angular.js    * Single-page Application Development/Design  We are also looking for a back-end or full-stack developer with experience in:    * Play Framework (Java/Scala)    * MySQL    * REST    * Object-Oriented Development/Design    * RabbitMQ (or other message queueing technologies)     * Automated Testing    * Linux Administration
Join us and have the opportunity to design and implement the look and feel of software than can disrupt the medical industry. Interested? hiring@medtechexchange.com

dbuxton 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Arachnys - Engineering and DevOps - London, UK

We make a search platform for companies carrying out due diligence on their counterparties in emerging and developing markets. Our SaaS platform is used by some of the world's biggest and most prestigious banks and consulting firms to help them manage their counterparty risk. We have just hit breakeven, with strong growth, and are looking to invest to grow our engineering capability.

Our stack is a huge range of fun open-source technologies, including Hadoop, ElasticSearch, PhantomJS and Django. We mainly write in Python but are starting to use other languages, especially go, for key services.

We're looking for engineers and devops types to join our growing London-based team. Competitive salary, flexible working, usual startup stuff available.

Please email founders@arachnys.com if you're interested, no need for a CV if you can show us an impressive GitHub (or equivalent) profile.

aboytsov 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Stuph (https://angel.co/stuph, https://stuph.co) is building its founding team! We are a stealth startup creating a consumer product fueled by data mining and information extraction. We are well funded and backed by top VCs. Our office is located in San Francisco.

Our founder is an ex-googler who created Google Trends. Our team consists of graduates of MIT, Berkeley, Cornell, and top international universities. Between us we have worked at Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Amazon, and won a Kaggle competition. We love math, algorithms and machine learning.

Do you like functional programming? We're using Clojure for our backend and ClojureScript for our frontend. Knowing either isn't a requirement, but be excited to learn!

We are looking for:

- Experienced backend engineer/techlead with excellent system design and architecture skills

- Engineering & design interns for the fall of 2014.

Contact: artem@stuph.co

squirrel 1 day ago 1 reply      
London, UK - Osper

We provide a real prepaid debit card for young people, aged 8 - 18, so they can make their own 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 give debit cards to young people - we are building a highly automated financial system that gives them unparalleled service. Behaviour-based security measures. Using and contributing to the best of open-source tools. Fully automated continuous integration and deployment. Hackathons to build the next big thing - what is that exactly? That's up to you.

We want to meet and work with geeks of all stripes - from sysadmins to server-side devs, testers to mobile coders, data crunchers to security analysts - with a broad and deep set of relevant skills. Some examples appear below but we're excited to talk with you no matter what your technical profile is.

Back-end developer

* Writing well-tested, readable, robust code in any modern programming language. (We mainly use Python, but don't worry if you know something else better.)

* Designing semantically meaningful, self-documenting, intuitive APIs, especially for server-to-mobile interaction.

* Integrating with sloppy, poorly-documented, sometimes buggy APIs from vendors - and hiding the mess behind a clean interface to ease everyone else's job.

* Building and extending a database schema that's meaningful, readable, and fast.

* Developing financial applications of any kind (but payment processing and PCI compliance win bonus points).

Front-end developer

* Designing and building amazing mobile and responsive-web experiences using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Extra points for native app experience, especially with PhoneGap.

* Consuming APIs on a mobile device - and contributing to their design and improvement.

* Automating tests for mobile applications.

* Using the top tools for elegant, beautiful front-end design and coding - we're currently fans of SVGs, web fonts, and Photoshop.

d4mi3n 19 hours ago 0 replies      
ITU - San Jose, CA

International Technological University is looking for software engineers and DBAs to help us build educational software that handles all the day to day processes that run a university.

ITU is an accredited, non-profit educational institution that offers masters and doctorates degrees for CS and software engineering. We have a close knit, rapidly growing technical team that's focused on building better educational software to help our university grow.

Current work culture is focused on sustainability, stability, and career growth. We make a serious effort at training up current employees and providing mentorship, in addition to giving employees access to free classes at ITU for whatever topics they are interested in.

Detailed job descriptions are available on the ITU website (http://itu.edu/index.php/about-itu/working-at-itu/).

If you're interested in working at ITU as a software developer or DBA, feel free to reach out to me at dwilson@itu.edu with any questions or more information about these positions. I work on the software team here and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

ben336 21 hours 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 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 Marionette.JS 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:



flylib 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Inbox Health - Bridgeport, CT

About Inbox Health:

Inbox Health is developing software to improve the efficiency of healthcare. We're particularly focused on creating solutions to patient billing and payments. This may sound boring, but it's a tremendous issue, and an exciting challenge. We're dedicated and passionate about making change in the healthcare space. We're well funded from several angel investors, and are currently closing a large seed round that will allow for ample runway and team growth.

What We're Looking For:

We're currently looking to add at least two engineers and a full stack UI/UX designer to our current team. Candidates should be passionate about healthcare innovation (particularly on the business operations side of things), SaaS business models, startups in general. If you're not sure if you're interested in working for a healthcare startup, stop reading this post, buy the book "Where Does it Hurt?", and read that. Then come back.

Skills/focuses that are desirable, but not necessarily all required:- Ruby on Rails development experience or significant experience with server-side development languages/MVC frameworks- Front-end development and/or UI/UX Design- Experience in designing and utilizing modular and reusable HTML5 templating (ERB) and Javascript libraries and frameworks- Previous experience with GitHub version control software and concepts (forking, merging, committing, branching, etc.)- Passion for database architecture and design- Experience with REST architecture design patterns- Familiarity with Linux- Server-side UNIX development and command-line scripting

Requirements:- Public GitHub projects and work and/or be willing to create or share sample work- Must be willing to commute to, or relocate to the area. This is an on-site position only.

Other Details:

Compensation will be in line with current market pay. Obviously it depends on your skill level and experience. We're offering equity. We provide health benefits and vacation time and such. Side note: If you're leaving your job looking for a better salary, don't contact us. If you're looking to make an impact on an industry, have more ownership over a product, work on something you're passionate about etc... then lets talk.

We enjoy long walks around the block with the office dog, the occasional Mario Kart competition, and the occasional philosophical tangent. The office is generally dog friendly. As long as he or she gets along well with the current dog(s).

Apply at blake@inboxhealth.com

whichdan 1 day ago 0 replies      
Vista Higher Learning - Boston, MA



Web Application Developer

Interested in foreign languages, online education, or distance learning? Come help us change the way people learn foreign languages! Vista Higher Learning is a profitable, growing business with a terrific location in downtown Boston. We provide a small company feel without the instability of a startup, and as an engineer in our technology development department you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate and significant impact on our products. We have ambitious plans for the next few years, including extensive development for mobile platforms, and we're expanding our development team to keep up with the company's growth.

We'd love it if you have:

- Development experience with Ruby/Python/Java/Javascript

- Experience building scalable, rich web applications

- Strong OO skills

- Test-driven development experience

- A working style that thrives in a highly collaborative environment

- Experience building REST-based APIs and services

- A GitHub account (or code that you can share with us)

If you don't meet all those requirements, no problemdrop us a line anyway. If you are a good match for our team, we can look at providing in-house and external training to help you get up to speed. If youre interested in learning more please send your rsum to: hr@vistahigherlearning.com.


We're a tight-knit team that pairs frequently and writes test-driven AngularJS and Rails code. We're looking for mid- and senior-level developers to work with us in our office at 500 Boylston in Back Bay.

Feel free to send me questions, but please send all cover letters and resumes to hr@vistahigherlearning.com.

stanleydrew 1 day ago 0 replies      
Bolt (https://bolt.co) - Potrero Hill, SF, CA

We're building the world's next great communications carrier entirely in the cloud. We don't know how to erect towers or lay fiber, but we do know how to write software people actually want to use.

We're starting by building out a full set of mobile apps to replace for your carrier's voice and SMS service and letting you port your number in. There's a lot to build, which is why we need you.

We're hiring for all engineering roles including Android, iOS and Devops. We have a particular need for engineers who know SIP/XMPP+jingle or who have built real-time communications services before. Super-mega extra credit goes to anyone who understands WebRTC internals, and I don't mean the JavaScript API.

Send me an email at andrew@bolt.co with a little info about yourself and some links to work you've done.

nicholaides 20 hours ago 0 replies      
PromptWorks - Philadelphia. Local only. Relocation assistance provided.

We are a development shop that focuses on software craftsmanship.

Our calling is to help companies create amazing, intuitive web applications, APIs, products and services.

We take pride in the consistency with which we successfully turn ideas into MVPs, manual processes into automated ones, and frustrating online experiences into pleasurable customer interactions.

We employ agile practices, including writing automated tests, pair programming, automating builds, continuously deploying, tracking our velocity, and developing in short iterations.

We specialize in open-source, dynamic languages like Ruby and JavaScript, but we are excited about future work with languages like Clojure, Erlang, Go & Objective C.

We have a few positions open:

* Software engineer

* Senior software engineer

* Operations engineer (aka DevOps)


Job page and how to apply is here: https://jobs.github.com/positions/d8f94048-ea66-11e3-82b6-db...

pensieri 18 hours ago 0 replies      
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. 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! -----

axk 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Thumbtack - San Francisco (H1-B and interns welcome)

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

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

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

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

  * Statistics  * Data science  * Front-end  * Back-end  * Site reliability / DevOps  * Analytics and big data  * Android  * iOS



Please contact alex @ thumbtack for more information.

andylei 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at Addepar: Mountain View, CA and New York, NY; Full time

We are engineers rebuilding the infrastructure that powers global finance. Current technology in the space is so broken and opaque, it empowers scandals like Bernie Madoff to go on for a decade while $64 billion vanishes from the economy. We're building a platform around transparency and connectedness to encourage responsibility and reward good decision making.

Addepar is an engineering led company thats designed our perks around enabling great technologist to build. Join us: careers.addepar.com Or email careers [at] Addepar [dot] com

witten 9 hours ago 0 replies      
EnergySavvy Seattle, WA

At EnergySavvy we're using software to help solve one of the world's biggest challenges: energy. We work with utilities across the country to improve their energy efficiency programs and to help individuals and businesses reduce energy consumption. Utilities spend almost $30B a year on energy efficiency. EnergySavvy gives them a greater impact.

We're hiring devops, software engineers, IT, sales, operations, client engagement, and regulatory affairs!

We use Python, Django, jQuery, PostgreSQL, and nginx to power SaaS offerings.

We just raised $8.25 mil. Come help us spend it wisely.


scanr 1 day ago 0 replies      
London, England - Full Time - Local

Brand Networks (http://bn.co/) is hiring full stack engineers for our London office, working on real time bidding, analytics and front end web applications. Graduates welcome.


    * BS or MS degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field.       Or related experience.    * Good understanding of web technologies HTML, CSS, Javascript, HTTP, JSON, REST    * Can demonstrate that you're a great programmer in at least one of       Python, TypeScript, JavaScript, Clojure, Haskell, F#, Kotlin, Scala, Java      or Ruby    * Would like to work with TypeScript, NodeJS, AngularJS, Python, Ansible and AWS    * Good understanding of a Unix based operating system    * Some experience of databases and at least one web application framework
If you love programming and would like an interesting job with a steep learning curve and a wide variety of challenges, please get in touch. You can email me personally at jmc@bn.co.

infer 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Palo Alto, CA


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

- Familiarity with Python preferred


- https://www.infer.com

- hiring+hn@infer.com

paulc 1 day 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.

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

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.

If you are an experienced developer comfortable with web or front end technologies of any kind but especially if you are skilled with JS, Ruby, Rails, Node or Golang we have a place for you here.

Specifically we are looking for:

Front End/Senior Front End developer - JS applications (we work on web, smart tv's, game consoles all with JS)

Android - become our primary Android developer and lead all of the Android efforts for our product

Reach out to me directly: paul@dailyburn.com

jandw 1 hour ago 0 replies      
UX Designer MIT Cambridge, MA

We're looking for someone to help us plan, design, code and test the user workflows, behaviors and interfaces of web-based applications. This role will work to understand the needs of an application's users and translate that knowledge into the creation of workflows and experiences that promote learning, with special emphasis on usability. As a member of the User Experience & Interaction team, this candidate works closely with product management, programmers and other designers to translate product requirements into highly usable web applications using cutting edge technology. The UX Designer must be comfortable addressing a complex and diverse set of interaction problems, and researching and/or developing new solutions to design/technology challenges.

This role must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively, with good time management skills, solid team experiences and proven judgment in order to plan, prioritize and accomplish goals. Strong creative skills and effective decision-making skills are required.

Develop conceptual models, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, prototypes, detailed UI design requirements and interface designs. Build and write design deliverables to effectively communicate functional behavior to stakeholders. Create, run and analyze usability tests to measure effectiveness of UI solutions; incorporate results into overall UX design through assessment and prioritization of business, technical and user constraints. Knowledge of ARIA, usability, accessibility (508-compliance) and cross-browser compatibility Evaluate effectiveness of new and existing projects and features through performance metrics, customer feedback, competitive landscape, and industry standard best practices to evolve and continuously improve user experience. Perform necessary research for each project including ethnography, competitive analysis, and participatory exercises. Advise client/team/stakeholders on user experience and human factors best practices. Present prototypes to client/team/stakeholders and iterates as appropriately. Proficiently code in HTML and CSS/SASS; advocate web standards, cross-browser compatibility and semantic mark-up; hold basic understanding of Javascript/AJAX. Actively identify product issues, propose solutions, participate in quality improvement activities. Maintain strategic outlook and great attention to detail. Collaborate within a dynamic multidisciplinary team. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please submit a CV, portfolio and cover letter to jandw@mit.edu


encoderer 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Trulia - San Francisco - Full Time

Trulia's real estate search platform serves 50 million unique visitors every month. With an at-scale web experience, category leading apps in both the Play and iOS App stores, and teams working on behavioral search models, home estimates, commute times, and computer vision, we're doing a lot of cool things and have a constant need for mobile and web engineers.I've worked at Trulia for about 2 years. Employees are taken care of. Engineers have a voice. A successful IPO and healthy balance sheet give us the ability to take on ambitious projects. It's just really a great place to work.

- Competitive comp and equity - Great benefits, including gym reimbursement and free healthcare - Fantastic location in downtown San Francisco, close to Bart, Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal, etc. - Kegs (plural) and a rooftop patio - Quarterly hack-weeks where meetings are prohibited and engineers work on whatever delights them. (More than a few of these projects get on the roadmap and SHIP)

Check out our Jobs page at http://www.trulia.com/jobs and apply. Or reach out to me, shane at trulia dot com.

egillie 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Sift Science - San Francisco, CA. Full-time. Sift Science (http://siftscience.com) uses large-scale machine learning to fight online fraud. It's a problem that cost U.S. merchants > $10B last year, and 70% of it is organized crime. Attacks have rapidly evolved in breadth and depth, but current rule-based systems don't scale. We're looking for engineers of all flavors -- distributed systems, web development, data visualization, and of course, machine learning. We're a tight-knit team that likes board games, yummy food, and solving challenging technical problems. Check out https://siftscience.com/jobs We're also looking for account managers, integration engineers, and sales folks. Ping us at jobs+hn@siftscience.com or feel free to e-mail me directly at evie@siftscience.com :)
dlapiduz 21 hours ago 0 replies      
CFPB, Remote or D.C. - Back-end, Front-End, Designers and UX

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is hiring technology specialists to join the team for a 2 year term.

The fellowship is a unique opportunity for developers and designers to join a government agency and help it develop new tools for the public.

Regarding tech you will use a combination of Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS, Clojure and other tools so polyglots are welcome.

To apply find the position that best suits you here: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/technology-innovation-fe...

fmela 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Connectifier (http://www.connectifier.com/careers) is located in sunny Newport Beach, CA (45 minutes south of Los Angeles).

Every month millions of jobs are left unfilled. This means people look for work longer, companies move slower, and products and services that we all want don't get delivered. Recruiting is a $400 billion per year industry, and there is ample room to make it better. Connectifier is a small but quickly growing venture-backed startup thats passionate about solving the hiring problem. We build software to streamline the recruiting process and connect talented candidates with the companies looking to hire them. Join us to be an early employee at a fast growing startup!

Our engineering team has a depth of talent from places like Google, Microsoft Research, Berkeley National Lab, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford. Were committed to helping each other learn and grow while having a blast, and were looking for developers that are smart, ambitious, and get things done. We mostly work in Java, but youll get bonus points for server/backend, MongoDB, HTML, JavaScript, or machine learning experience. Youll get to design and develop large scale data processing systems, work alongside a talented set of peers, and make an impact beyond what is possible at a large, bureaucratic company.

We offer a highly competitive salary and stock compensation package, including 100% employee coverage for medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. We also provide lunch and a fully-stocked snack bar & coffee station. To decompress, we play table tennis at the office, or volleyball at the beach (which is walking distance from our office!).

Placing the right people in the right jobs is hard, and since we took on this challenge, we've already helped hundreds of companies, from fledgling startups to the Fortune 100s, find and recruit the best talent. We want to improve people's lives by helping them work somewhere they love. If you want to help us change the world and drive the economy forward, shoot us an email at jobs+hn@connectifier.com

blo 20 hours ago 1 reply      
Vurb - San Francisco, CA - http://vurb.com

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

Vurb is working on reinventing search, browsing, and sharing - by creating an intelligent layer over the Internet that helps you get things done in one place. Rather than opening lots of windows/tabs or hopping from mobile app to mobile app, we're building a platform that brings everything together.

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

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

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

* Search / Data Scientist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, ML, recommendation systems, NLP, graph dbs, data crawling/processing. Search experience strongly desired.

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

* Android Engineer

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

jobs@vurb.com | angel.co/vurb

rvivek 20 hours ago 0 replies      
HackerRank - Palo Alto, CA & Bangalore, India


We are building a platform where programmers hone their skills and companies use it to streamline their recruiting process. This leads to better skill level overall and a meritocratic + faster recruiting process. This effectively is building a time machine.


We've an active and growing community of hackers (500k+), signed up some of the top tech companies like facebook, amazon, vmware, bloomberg, square, etc. as our customers; raised our series-b funding recently from top tier investors, 60+ people in our team and making millions of dollars/quarter growing >100% every quarter.


We're flattening the world. Come join us. We're hiring for all roles (https://www.hackerrank.com/careers)

tjlivesey 22 hours ago 1 reply      
Droplet (dropletpay.com) - Ruby on Rails developer (Shoreditch, London)

Droplet is a funded, fast-growing startup working to overhaul payments. We have mobile apps, web apps and a realtime API - most of our platform side code is Ruby and Go, and we are using a handful of other services and technologies.


  - Have experience with Ruby (or other object oriented languages)  - Have built and deployed Rails applications  - Love to learn new things  - Are self-motivated and able to work to your own agenda  - Think like a hacker  - Are eligible to work in the UK (an EU citizen)
We offer:

  - Competitive salary (range 30-40k DOE)  - Work to your own schedule (we have no fixed working hours)  - Based at our London office (City Road)  - Learn new things every day, and work with nice people  - Big challenges to solve in security, performance, big data, analytics, and lots more  - We love to work with smart people who learn fast. If that sounds like you (dont be shy) then get in touch.
To apply:

Send a CV to join@dropletpay.com OR simply solve the following code challenge and get an interview.


reidrac 1 day ago 0 replies      
Memset Hosting Ltd - http://www.memset.com/ - Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey (UK) - Permanent

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

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

We're also looking for DevOps and system administrators.

Further details about us and the open positions: http://www.memset.com/careers/

bkanber 23 hours ago 0 replies      
PHP API and/or WordPress devs!

Were Tidal Labs, (NYC-based but remote OK), a 15-person tech startup building great tools to help brands and publishers connect organically with their fans, whether their fans are expert bloggers or casual readers.

Were looking for 1) a modern PHP API engineer to work with Slim, Doctrine, and millions of pieces of content. Also 2) a seasoned WordPress developer to lead the charge on our Client Professional Services division.

We move fast, build lots of stuff, have dozens of great clients, are pretty experimental, and are serious about production quality as well as work/life balance.

Email me at php@tid.al if youre interested!

maramartin 17 hours ago 0 replies      

Database Support Engineer

We are looking for a Database Support Engineer to join our support engineering team to focus on ensuring each database in our fleet of over 100,000 is fast and scaling properly.

In this role you will work on challenging performance-tuning cases and will support our users by learning the way their applications are using MongoDB in order to make indexing, data modeling, and/or platform sizing and configuration recommendations.

As you advance, you will have opportunities to automate and productize performance diagnostic techniques and best-practices. Check out our open-source tool Dex, which can automatically recommend the correct indexes for slow queries.

In this role, youll be exposed to every major cloud provider and infrastructure technology. We currently run on Amazon, Google Cloud Platform, Joyent, Rackspace, and Microsoft Azure and have integrated with all of the major Platform-as-a-Service providers (Heroku et al.).

In addition to checking out our website (https://mongolab.com/welcome/), you should look at our open-source tools (http://mongolab.org/) and our blog (http://blog.mongolab.com/).

APPLY VIA: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/745

Software Engineer

We are looking for a Software Engineer who will join us in scaling MongoLab from managing well over 100,000 databases to managing millions of databases at ever-increasing levels of complexity.

As our newest team member youll be exposed to every major cloud provider and infrastructure technology. We currently run on Amazon, Google Cloud Platform, Joyent, Rackspace, and Microsoft Azure and have integrated with all of the major Platform-as-a-Service providers (Heroku et al.).

You'll become an expert in MongoDB, cloud automation, and MongoLab's suite of automation tools (some of which we open-source), and youll use your passion for finding solutions with the best tools for problems developers face in our community.

Were building these tools with Python, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB (of course).

APPLY VIA: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/744

makeshifthoop 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Sensor Tower (SF) (Designer, Engineer, Customer Happiness) (Intern) https://sensortower.comDo you play Clash of Clans? Candy Crush? Ever wonder how to get your app on top of the app store?

We at Sensor Tower (AngelPad) help mobile apps increase their downloads and rocket to the top of the app store.We have over 26k customers tracking over 500k apps and used by companies such as Yahoo, Skype, Zynga, Johnson & Johnson, Adobe, and Supercell. We're a small + high caliber team located in the heart of San Francisco and backed by Rembrandt Ventures, Merus Capital, and BDMI.We're built using Ruby + Rails, MongoDB + Mongoid, Redis, Coffeescript, Knockout.js, d3.js, AWS. We reverse engineer apps and internal APIs, write our own gems, and use natural language processing to parse through millions of app reviews for our customers.

What we offer: A chance to revolutionize how information is delivered to mobile marketers and app developers. Competitive salary and significant (enormous) equity in well-funded, high-growth company. Free lunch, daily. Unlimited vacation and holidays. Top-notch healthcare, vision, & dental coverage. Unlimited Gym membership. An incredible team of fun, bright coworkers. We're looking for smart, motivated individuals for full time positions. Ping us at oliver (at) sensortower dot com.

MichaelGlass 20 hours ago 0 replies      
NoRedInk in San Francisco (or remote).

Full stack rails engineers wanted to make sure that grammer is taught good. Every one's revolutioneyesing educaton but while some student's cant even right the write words.

Then there was NoRedInk.

NoRedInk helps students quickly improve their grammar and writing skills.

We've got a small, technically excellent engineering team. We extensively use react in production.

I work here because I get to learn about my practice (as well as my failing grammar skills) every day. I work here because I care about education. I work here because existing online tools for teaching grammar and writing are pathetic. Join us as engineer #4, and improve how grammar is taught.


p.s. Other people think we're awesome, too: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alextaub/2013/12/19/noredink-is-...

cr3ative 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Directing people to a jobvite is a little impersonal
temuze 1 day ago 0 replies      
New York City - Moat

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

1) Analytics

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

2) Search

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

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

Openings can be found at jobs.moat.com

pea 1 day ago 0 replies      
Kivo (YC S13) - London

We're building Github for documents and have started by creating the best way to store, share and get feedback on presentations. We're a team of three based in Soho, London. You'll be technical hire #2 and have a huge amount of responsibility and ownership of the product. We're looking for an excellent front-end developer. You love Javascript, but are comfortable picking up other languages, and obsess over building the best possible user experience. Customer feedback is our guiding light so working closely with users in shaping Kivo should excite you.

Our back end is Scala / Play and we're in the process of moving to Angular, so bonus points for experience with that.

Equity grants will be well above market for first hires and salary will be competitive. We want new partners, not just employees, so we are looking for people who are as driven to succeed as we are.

We're hiring for people who want to help lead the team as we continue to grow, so you should be excited to shape the development culture of a fast growing start-up.

We also know there's more to life than work. You get gym membership for gyms across London and an extremely sociable team to work with. We love poker, eating out, tennis, and nights at the pub.

If this sounds exciting, ping us (leo@kivo.com) and we'd love to buy you lunch and have a chat.

bpp198 1 day ago 0 replies      
Thread.com (YC S12) - Software engineer who loves product (Python/Django) London, England. https://www.thread.com/jobs

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/


lipsmack 1 day ago 0 replies      
Football Radar - London, UK

More about engineering at Football Radar: http://engineering.footballradar.com

To apply for any of the positions below, please visit: http://www.footballradar.com/jobs/

Football modelling & statistics


We are a leading company in forecasting the outcome of football matches. We have a variety of interesting and challenging projects. Our team works with complex regression models, time series models, high-dimensional data, text parsers and statistical classifiers, and the sheer amount of data we collect means that there are countless hypotheses to investigate and test.

How we work:


While our company is amongst the best in the world at what we do, and consequently has grown rapidly over the past years, weve retained the feel of a start-up: you manage your own time and have your say on what we do.

Youll get a competitive salary that is reviewed regularly, with an annual bonus option. We have free fruit, snacks, Nespresso and catered lunches and dinners every day; fun social get-togethers; our own 5-a-side football teams; as well as clubs for running and cycling. And you get to choose your own development kit.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER (full-time, permanent, on-site)


Were looking for an experienced programmer to help us build real-time trading software, work with large datasets, do complex statistical modelling and invent new ways to help our staff analyse football. You will be working mainly with the modelling department, in close cooperation with our statisticians and football experts, building the infrastructure and the foundations of our models.

The main language we use for our real-time and modelling systems is Scala, but we use Python and PHP too. We don't expect you to know Scala, but we expect that you will be excited to learn it if you don't know it already.

You should have mastered at least one compiled object-orientated language, have worked on at least one big software project, and feel comfortable working autonomously on designing/building large scale maintainable and testable systems.

JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER (full-time, permanent, on-site)


We're looking for an engineer who can write structured, testable code for our web applications. You should have experience of object-oriented programming in PHP and one other language. You should also have some practical experience of building and maintaining commercial applications. Ideally you'll have some experience of working with MVC frameworks and especially Symfony2 components.

You should have a good Computer Science degree, or similar. We will happily consider applications from candidates with other educational backgrounds, but we will expect you to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals to an equivalent standard.

JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER (full-time, permanent, on-site)


The ideal candidate will be experienced in frontend development, with experience working with rich user interfaces and single-page applications. We are scaling up our business operations, and we need someone who can create powerful interfaces that help us grow.

We need developers with a keen understanding of browser performance and the unique constraints of rendering high volumes of data in realtime. Demonstrable experience of modular design and event-driven architecture is also highly desirable.

Some of the technologies that power Football Radar:

* Backbone, Marionette, React, jQuery

* AMD (Require.js), CommonJS (Browserify/Webpack)

* Grunt, Bower, NPM

* Node.js

* Mocha, Nodeunit, Istanbul, PhantomJS

JonoBB 1 day ago 0 replies      
London, UK - Intern or Junior Developer - Laravel PHP

We are a web development company with a few SaaS apps. We need someone to join our team and work on Laravel 4 projects. This includes new and existing products, so you would be involved in the full development life-cycle.

Experience You don't need any formal work experience or training, but you must have knowledge in the following areas: - Laravel 4 - MySQL - HTML5 and CSS

Some experience of the following would be preferred (but not essential): - Jquery - Git version control

We're based in London and we are looking for someone on site. UK/EU candidates only please.

We are looking for someone to start immediately.

We have a very relaxed working environment (want to come to work in shorts, no problem!), flexible working hours (work when you want) and a super friendly team.

Send any questions to jon[at]accountsportal[dot]com

bendog24 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Portland, OR: Treehouse - Java Teacher - http://teamtreehouse.com



Treehouse is an educational technology company. Our mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. As a teacher at Treehouse, youll join our amazing teaching team to create world class learning material for Treehouse students. Due to the nature of high quality video production, you will need to work from our production office in Portland, Oregon.


- Work with other teachers to design the Treehouse curriculum at a high level by identifying topics that are critical to job-readiness.

- Write structured educational content and work with the video team through production and release. This includes writing scripts, creating engaging example projects, building assessment material using Treehouse Quizzes and Code Challenges, and recording all course materials both on-set and as a screencast.

- Iterate quickly on courses to keep them up-to-date with the latest tools and technologies.

- Research new languages, tools, frameworks, open source projects, and other material to stay on the cutting-edge of technology.

- Support Treehouse courses after their release by responding to student questions and making critical updates to courses as necessary.


- Deep knowledge of Java for desktop and web application development

- Deep knowledge of related web technologies for Java web development (HTML/CSS/JS)

- Knowledge of native Android development is a plus

- Passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching others

- Outstanding writing abilities

- Excellent presentation skills and on-camera confidence


- Full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance

- 4-day, 32-hour work week (we don't work on Friday)

- 18 days (or 4.5 weeks) paid time off

- 401(k) contribution matching, 100% up to 6% of your salary

- $5,000 office setup budget

- $1,500 annual education budget (conferences, books, classes, etc.)

- Free iPhone or Android phone and monthly contract compensation

- Free lunch every day

bbgm 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Amazon Web Services (Amazon EC2), Seattle, WA

We are spinning up a new team inside Amazon EC2 that is building out a set of components and services with a firm eye on how we believe computing in the cloud will evolve over the next several years. For this team, I am looking for smart, pragmatic developers and principal engineers who have built, operated and scaled distributed systems, and know how to design and implement APIs that will be used by 100s of 1000s of customers. If you are into Linux, even better. I am also looking for dev managers who know how to deliver high quality services and run a fast growing team that will ship fast and often. We are a small team, but will be growing quickly over the next several months. If you would like to find out more, please contact me at deesingh [AT] amazon DAWT com.

jmozen 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Table XI - Sr. Software Developer, Designer - Chicago

//////////////////////// About Table XI ////////////////////////


Table XI is a Chicago-based digital consultancy, focused on building web and mobile applications that deliver business value to our customers. Many of our clients look to us to be their IT department, and we make decisions that affect the long-term success of their businesses. We do most of our work from our studio in Chicago and have a chef on staff who prepares gourmet lunch daily.

As a Table XI employee, youll work side-by-side and get exposure to many different people and projects. Weve developed web and mobile applications for clients like Roger Ebert Digital, The Field Museum, Chicago Ideas Week, the YMCA of Chicago, fashion designer Maria Pinto, The Spice House, PechaKucha, Northwestern University, and many more. We love a challenge, and were not afraid to reinvent the wheel when the wheel isnt good enough.

//////////////////////// Sr. Software Developer ////////////////////////


We're looking for experienced developers who:

* are curious and love exploring new technologies

* believe theres a solution to every problem and are excited to find it

* have a few years of web development experience and are looking for an exciting new opportunity

* have a background in one or more of the the following: Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS and Objective-C. (Most of our projects currently use these languages; however, if youre a strong developer with experience in related tools, wed still love to hear from you. Experience with TDD is a plus, as is database or DevOps experience.)

//////////////////////// Designer ////////////////////////


We're looking for a designer who:

* works as comfortably in HTML and CSS as in Photoshop

* views the job of a designer as being deeper than what is seen on the screen

* thinks about the fluidity of designs beyond mobile, tablet and desktop

* has experience working on web projects with small teams

* hasnt ever used the phrase good design will sell itself

* has opinions on [fill in current web trend here]

* possesses strong typographic skills

* has mastered the principles of layout and color theory

* is familiar with and understands the basic syntax of HAML and SASS

stackedsax 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Developer - San Francisco

Cloud Metrics at Rackspace - http://blueflood.io

### Who we are

* We are the Cloud Metrics team at Rackspace.

* We run a metrics-as-a-service API.

* We created the Blueflood (http://blueflood.io) open-source metrics engine and API.

* We make it easy for developers to store and scale their metrics.

### Software Engineer

* Making Blueflood core a world-class metrics backend

* Scaling and tuning Cassandra clusters.

### Infrastructure Engineer

* Working on the Blueflood infrastructure focusing on our large and growing Cassandra cluster running on top of Rackspace's OpenStack cloud.

* Optimizing Blueflood's deployment, continuous integration and testing processes.

### Read more here

* Job Posting Link: https://uscareers-rackspace.icims.com/jobs/10173/software-de...

* To apply just shoot us an email: hiring@blueflood.io

nwenzel 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Mountain View2 roles in MarketingINTERN - Outreach (or junior full-time) and Director of MarketingBoth are our first hires to separate the sales role from the marketing/lead generation role.

These roles are: - NOT Cold-Calling. - NOT content marketing or advertising. - NOT sales (though if you are in sales with experience handling 5 and 6-figure contracts, preferably with SaaS software, please do get in touch).

These roles are about identifying leads, nurturing the relationship, and handing off qualified leads to sales. It's about GROWTH.

We set targets, track progress, and work hard to achieve our goals.

Maybe you've built lead pipelines at a prior startup. Maybe you've read Predictable Revenue, SaaStr, or anything else by Jason Lemkin or Aaron Ross. Maybe you're looking to launch your own startup, but you want to learn what it takes to get users and customers to your door.

Customers include companies like Stripe, Sequoia Capital, and SurveyMonkey. If you like the idea of taking on industry giants who are "too big to succeed" then you should definitely get in touch.

We're a YC company (S2013) building a software platform for the General Counsel (or VP of Legal, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer) at mid to large companies. We're a small team with experienced leadership. We have paying customers today (product is well beyond "MVP"). We are roughly break-even and continue to sell to new customers to reach profitability. We're looking to grow and want some great, high-energy people to join our team.

We're http://www.simplelegal.com. My email address is my first name: Nathan

saiwong 1 day ago 0 replies      
SPORTS195 - Full Time - http://www.sports195.com

New York, NY * Austin, TX * Remote

  ====== What we do ======
Empower and Unite the World through Sports.

Sport is a universal language. SPORTS195 connects the entire global sports ecosystem on one platform, uniting the world around a shared and universal passion. Our massive platform continuously grows through our partners building their networks. With one of the world's largest sports content database, SPORTS195's hub of two-way content feeds the entire sports ecosystem.

  ====== What we want ======
* Front End - NodeJS, BackboneJS, SASS, Strong web app experience

* QA Automation - Selenium, JAVA or Ruby

* SysOps - AWS, Chef, Puppet, Bash/Shell scripting

  ====== Perks ======
* Flexible vacation

* Remote and work-from-home

* Flexible hours

* Conference and travel budgets

* Stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages

* Kickball team!

* Health/Vision/Dental/Life/401K

* Great offices in NYC and Austin, TX

  ====== Apply ======
Sai Wong

VP of Development


neiljohnson 1 day ago 0 replies      
London, UK - Permanent, full time, on-site. Lumi - https://lumi.do

Join Lumi and help us change the way the world discovers content. Brought to you by the people who started Last.fm.

Lumi allows you to anonymously and securely record the pages you visit to let Lumi know what youre interested in. It finds popular webpages among all users and makes suggestions of pages that will interest you.

We're looking for fine folk to work on

* Our frontend

* Backend services and middleware

* Android/iOS apps

* Our Recommendation Engine, both developers and data scientists

We are also looking for* A Product Lead

* A Design Lead

Our stack is mostly Python backed by Cassandra, Elastic Search and Postgres. We'd like you to know a bit of everything and a lot of something.

Reasons to be interested in Lumi

* Founders with recognised pedigree

* A small but extremely strong engineering team

* With funding imminent, about to grow rapidly - a great time to join

* A really cool product that /could/ go onto take over the world :-)

* Genuinely hard and interesting machine learning/data retrieval problems.

Either launch a CV at jobs@lumi.do, or get in touch personally if you'd like to chat first.https://lumi.do/about/jobs

wbharding 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Bonanza.com. Seattle, WA. http://www.bonanza.com

Full-Stack Rails Developer

We're looking for a full time, full stack Ruby on Rails developer to continually improve the user interface, performance, feel, and other aspects of our site to make our customers happier, save time, and have more fun buying and selling on Bonanza.com.

Weve already built Bonanza into a leading person-to-person marketplace, but we'll never stop making it even better. Some things youll be responsible for might include:

* Fix bugs reported by customers and the dev team* Implement new features as needed* Learn and grow your skills under the guidance of world-class Rails coders on our dev team* Use the website regularly and contribute your own suggestions on how we can make it better


We strongly prefer that you have some Ruby on Rails experience in a production environment. Youll be working in the full stack, from the mysql database up to jQuery and HTML/CSS. You should be comfortable receiving sometimes-vague bug reports, and having the doggedness to track down repro steps and make an appropriate fix. You should have the empathy to see problems from our customers perspectives and keep their needs in mind while building solutions. An innate sense of good UX design would be super helpful in this position.

Because were a small and close-knit team, attitude is a critical element in our selection process. The ideal candidate will be able to speak both "geek" and "human," and will approach problems with a "can-do" attitude.

Note: If you're not currently located in the Seattle area, we're open to working remotely with a strong candidate.


In addition to a very competitive salary, Bonanza offers the following perks:

* "Work from home Wednesday" - every Wednesday we get to work from home, coffee shops, or wherever suits us (remote staff can work from home every day!)* "Freedom February" - every February we retreat from the gloom of Seattle and work from a remote tropical locale. So far we've been to Costa Rica and Oahu. Next year we're eyeing Nicaragua.* Fast growing (averaged 50-100% yearly growth over 5 years), and already-profitable company. It's fun to work for a winner.* Work from a waterfront office in downtown Seattle (food trucks aplenty!)* Full arcade room in the office* Pong table on site* All employees get fully paid health insurance coverage, vacation benefits, holidays, stock options, and more.

Apply for this job

To apply to any of the above jobs, please email jobs -at- bonanza.com. Specify in the title the position you are applying for, and include a one page cover letter, plus your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

whost49 1 day ago 0 replies      
Aclima - http://www.aclima.io - San Francisco, CA


* Full-time Backend Engineer

* Full-time Frontend Engineer

* Full-time UI/UX Designer

* Full-time DevOps Engineer


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 and scale 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.

If youre up for the challenge, contact us: jobs@aclima.io

jakestein 20 hours 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

StefanBill 1 day ago 0 replies      
Conclusive Analytics - Charlotte, NC - Full-time - http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/

We're a small and growing company looking for people with a passion for big data who love to solve difficult/fun problems for our clients. Here are two job postings:

Data Miner/Data Scientist: http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/career-opportunities/data...

Database Developer: http://www.conclusiveanalytics.com/career-opportunities/data...

Being a small company, your daily job will not be defined by your job title, and you will get to learn something new every day. We develop in Linux and Windows, HP Vertica and SQL Server, and other languages & platforms like R, SAS, DataFlux, Python, or whatever we think is best at getting the job done. We offer competitive pay & benefits, a pool table, lots of white boards, and a great team of smart and fun coworkers.

Contact hr@conclusiveanalytics.com for more details.

baudehlo 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Ideal Candidate - http://www.idealcandidate.com

Location: Downtown Toronto. No remote.

We are currently looking for a front end designer/developer who can help us build the next generation of recruiting applications.

We are looking for someone with solid front end skills who also has some experience with UI/UX design. Our front end uses Angular.js so experience there is advantageous though not required. We are looking to recruit at a mid to senior level for this role.

Ideal Candidate is a small friendly team led by experienced entrepreneurs. Here you will get to experience some extremely cutting edge technology such as machine learning, vector math, large scale databases and external systems integration. As a front end developer you will have priority input into the design and feel of our application. We believe strongly that the appearance of our application is a key to our success.

Email your resume to careers@idealcandidate.com

bentlegen 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Shape Security Mountain View, CA

If you're bored of writing CRUD apps, we're solving very difficult problems in the web security space.

Shape is roughly 90 people, has $66 million in funding from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Venrock, and others. Our team has worked on web browsers, networking hardware, some of the web's largest web apps, and other exciting projects.

More information here: http://www.shapesecurity.com/jobs/

jbonniwell 1 day ago 0 replies      
LSR | Full Time | Hudson WI, Madison WI, Cedarburg WI, Arlington Heights IL


------Software Engineer

+ Duties include design, implementation, integration and system testing of embedded firmware within wireless communication systems.

+ Interfacing with customers and other design engineers will be required throughout the product development cycle.

+ Software and firmware design experience in an embedded environment utilizing popular 8/16/32 bit micro controllers (ARM Cortex, MSP430 and 8051 experience preferred).

+ Knowledge of and/or experience with embedded RTOSs and networking protocols used in data communication systems, especially those unique to wireless communications, is desirable.

+ Working knowledge of embedded hardware (digital, analog, RF) and/or experience programming PCs with C# is a plus.

+ Must be a self-starter, self-directed and have good troubleshooting and time management skills.

------Test Fixture Engineer

+ Five (5) years of automated test fixture design, including both software implementation and hardware / mechanical definition.

+ This position will interface directly with design engineering teams and production teams to define test strategies that comply with customer test needs, and will also provide scheduling and budget estimated for new proposals.

+ Excellent communication skills are required, as this position will directly interface with perspective customers in order to define fixture requirements and needs.

+ A solid understanding of C++ and C# is required as well as proven working knowledge of the proper use and handling of RF test equipment.

------iOS Application Developer

+ Two (2) years experience with Objective-C and common iOS framework APIs, and must have written or contributed to apps published in the App store.

+ This position will include direct interaction with RF Engineers, User Interface designers and Embedded Software developers.

+ Experience with every stage of the software development process is required: design, architecture, deployment, code reviews, maintenance, documentation, etc.

+ Additional consideration will be given to candidates with CoreBluetooth framework experience, embedded firmware experience, .Net development experience and/or Android development experience.

------Senior RF Design Engineer

+ BSEE and with 7-10 years of practical work experience in RF and communication systems design activities.

+ Opportunity to work on the latest wireless technologies including Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, GPS and proprietary 900 MHz and 2.4/5.8 GHz radios.

+ Experience with the design and integration of single chip, low power wireless transceivers from TI, Freescale, Atmel, Analog Devices, Broadcom, Marvell etc. is considered highly desirable.

+ Digital radio design, wireless protocol experience and a familiarity with EMC/EMI regulatory and compliance standards is considered a plus.

------Please feel free to ask me questions: jbonniwell@lsr.com


agazso 22 hours ago 1 reply      
C++ Engineer


Full-time / no remote work / relocation supported

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

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


salar 1 day ago 0 replies      
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. No remote work must be willing to work at our Amsterdam office.

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

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

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

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

murtza 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Marketo (http://www.marketo.com/)

Locations: San Mateo, Portland, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Dublin

Background: Marketo provides easy-to-use, powerful and complete marketing software that propels fast-growing small companies and global enterprises, turning marketing from a cost center into a revenue driver.

Roles: Software Engineer, Solutions Consultant, Product Manager, Account Executive

Apply: http://jobvite.com/m?3a2usgwT


Any questions? Please email me at hi@murtza.org.

mikebabineau 23 hours ago 0 replies      
The Factory - San Francisco, CA -- http://www.thefactory.com/

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

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

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

* Dream up and build products

* Develop and perfect a common platform and pipeline

* Create open-source tools to help others launch products

Current positions:

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

* Senior Back-End Engineer (opportunistic)

* Other roles (opportunistic)

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

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

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

ghiculescu 1 day ago 0 replies      
www.Tanda.co - Brisbane, Australia.

We automate paper timesheets. And the many many benefits that come with that - we spend a lot of our time playing with real time data (using Firebase more recently) to help customers visualise ways of improving their businesses.

You might like working here if:

- You love data, and finding good ways of presenting and learning from very specific data sets- You want to work in a fast growing, bootstrapped, profitable team- You're keen on our tech stack - described in our formal job posting, http://m.seek.com.au/job/26755531- You're in Brisbane or able to come here- You love accounting (hah! but seriously)

Get in touch on alex@tanda.co or via Seek!

theseanz 22 hours ago 0 replies      
New Matter - http://newmatter.com - Los Angeles (Pasadena), CA

3D printing should be as easy as how we create and communicate. Thats why New Matter is more than just a printer. Its an end-to-end 3D printing system, including our breakthrough MOD-t 3D printer, complimentary software, and a store full of cool 3D-printable designs.

Check out the last few days of our crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-matter-mod-t-a-3d-pri...

* Senior Software Engineer - Back End *

We're looking for an engineer to lead the development of the back end of the 3D printing marketplace thats tightly integrated with our 3D printer. Were very early so you really get to own this piece of the product. Youll work closely with product, front end engineers, mobile engineers, and firmware engineers to develop an API that talks to both our marketplace as well as our printers. Being self-driven is important since the team is small and we want to build an ambitious product quickly.

Preferably Ruby/Rails, but we are early enough that you can pretty much build it out the way you want. You should have strong experience developing large-scale web applications and experience designing and building REST APIs.

* Senior Software Engineer - Front End *

We are also looking for engineer to lead the development of the front end of the marketplace. Were very early so you really get to own this piece of the product. Youll work closely with product and design to implement the best possible user experience across both desktop and mobile.

An ideal candidate would be up to date on current best practices for developing complex user interfaces, including front end frameworks and communicating with REST APIs. Being self-driven is important since the team is small and we want to build an ambitious product quickly. You should have strong experience developing large-scale web applications (desktop and mobile web), experience with modern web frameworks (such as Backbone, Angular, Ember, etc), experience working with REST APIs, and, obviously, experience with and extensive knowledge of web technologies (HTML5/CSS3/Javascript). Major plus if you consider yourself a full-stack developer (ie, you know how to integrate the front end with the back end)

* Other positions *

We don't have formal job descriptions written yet, but if you are a desktop software or firmware engineer, please get in touch with us.

Email me (Sean Stevens) at sean@newmatter.com

ultimoo 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Splunk, San Francisco, CA

Splunk is hiring software engineers for the Splunk Cloud platform. While we value excellent software engineers from all disciplines, you get bonus points for having experience with Ruby, Python, a little Chef, AWS APIs etc.

My email is in my profile.

bkwok 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Coinbase - San Francisco, CA (REMOTE, INTERN, VISA) http://www.coinbase.com

We're looking for full-stack engineers, two executive assistants, compliance investigators, sales and BD, recruiting staff, as well as other roles.

Check out http://www.coinbase.com/careers for a list of the roles and to apply.

Coinbase is a platform that facilitates the easy conduct of the digital currency Bitcoin for consumers and merchants. This includes the buying and selling of Bitcoin, secure storage of Bitcoin in the cloud, and a suite of merchant tools.

We've raised over $30M from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures and grown from 8 to 33 full time employees this year.

Here are some of the things we're building:- Storing hundreds of millions of dollars of people's money securely, with the best hackers in the world probing your systems daily- Integrating fiat money connections into dozens of different countries and providers, the KYC checks that come with this, error handling, race conditions and arbitrage people use to try to abuse it- Building wallets across many platforms, mobile, web, sms, etc, dealing with offline/online situations, different devices, and cultural UI differences around money- Using cryptography in novel ways both offline and online, such as our cold storage solution which makes use of key splitting- Our own custom bitcoin client, which transmits binary data across a distributed system to 100+ peers at any given time, and runs across 15 different servers to accommodate over 1M users now on the platform and will need to scale to 20M users in the next year or two, and implement each new BIP protocol as it is adopted.

If you're an engineer and want to get a head start in the application process, check out our test here: http://istest.co/coinbasecodetest

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at jobs@coinbase.com.

lost_my_pwd 1 day ago 1 reply      
Moveline https://moveline.com - REMOTE or Las Vegas, NV

tl;dr: full-stack JS (Express + Angular), MongoDB, Golang, web + mobile, remote, high impact on real customers


Moveline is transforming an industry older than the internal combustion engine: we build software that dramatically improves the customer experience, end-to-end, around moving. We're helping real people every day and excited to tackle more of the problem space.

> About Moveline

  * Techstars NYC 2012 graduate [1]  * 2014 TBAN Las Vegas Tech Transplant of the Year  * Located in the heart of Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project [2]  * Well-funded by world-class investors and advisers [3] 
> About the dev team

  * Supporting web and mobile offerings for customers plus an internal web app for our operations team  * Primarily working in a MEAN stack (MongoDB/Express/Angular/Node) with a bit of Golang  * Evaluating new tools and technologies for real use cases, not just to play with shiny new toys  * Shipping every day with continuous testing and deployment  * Small, tight-knit, self-managing, and highly communicative team (half of us are remote)  * Deeply involved in understanding the business and creating long-term strategy  * We love Maker Day [4], board games, and hanging out together in downtown Las Vegas 
> About you

  * Solid full-stack experience, preferably with JavaScript both server-side and client-side  * Passion for clean, correct, and maintainable solutions as well as modern development practices  * Bonus points for experience working with remote teams, devops skills, and an eye for design  * Strongly self-motivated but eager to collaborate on tough problems  * Don't care if the moving industry isn't sexy  * Would rather make money than make the front page of TechCrunch (though we do that too) 
Market salary and meaningful equity are available. Hackers in Vegas or remote in the US are welcome. Full-time candidates only, please (with an initial contract-to-hire phase). No freelancers or recruiters need apply.

MENTION HACKER NEWS WHEN APPLYING! We have hired from HN before and consistently see the best candidates coming from these threads.

Email: jobs@moveline.com

Apply: https://www.moveline.com/careers/details?jvi=osBYXfwI,Job


[1] http://www.techstars.com/companies/stats/

[2] http://downtownproject.com/

[3] http://angel.co/moveline

[4] http://www.fastcompany.com/3029158/agendas/why-your-office-n...

akubicek 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Understory - http://www.understoryweather.com - Boston, MA

About Us:

Understorynamed for the area in a rainforest beneath the forest canopydetects rain, hail, wind and other weather events directly at the earths surface, where the risk to life and property is greatest. While traditional, radar-enabled weather centers collect data by analyzing conditions observed in the atmosphere, Understorys ground-truth-based detection is a marked enhancement in both resolution and fidelity, providing real time datasets and graphical views of the movement and intensity of weather events, which leads to better insight and early detection of risks.

Our company recently raised a seed round of $1.9 million and we are growing our engineering team.

We are currently working out of the Greentown Labs (http://greentownlabs.org/) space in Somerville, MA. We have a large office space, prototyping lab with awesome equipment, full kitchen, smash bros melee, and free coffee. Understory also provides a free employee membership to the nearby climbing gym - Brooklyn Boulders Somerville.

We are looking for the following full-time positions:

* Back End Engineer * Data Scientist *


Back End Engineer

Blend open-source technology with proprietary hardware to deliver real time data to customers quickly and efficiently. Build the robust interface between the weather stations and the web so that not a single data point is lost. Be on the ground floor of Understory - as we are building out our software team and make the technology choices that will be the structure for our platform. Work with our data science team to implement algorithms that predict thunderstorms and their outcomes.


Data Scientist

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


If you are interested in these positions or think you would be a great fit for Understory, please see the full job descriptions at http://understory.theresumator.com/ or email me at info(at)understoryweather(dot)com.

ashleyjohn 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Downtown San Francisco Full Time

Full Stack Developer at Academia.edu

To apply just send us an email: ashley@academia.eduCompany:

* Our mission is to build a new system for scientists to share their results and broadcast their work

* We have over 10 million users and they are extremely important to us!

* Our investors include Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital and True Ventures


* We move quickly, everyone is in charge of their own projects but also very collaborative

* We get catered lunches from zerocater and lunch usually ends with a round of foosball

* We're a diverse group with backgrounds in philosophy, biology, music and art.


* We are a Rails shop (you don't need to know Rails though, just how to tackle difficult technical challenges)

* Peer Review: We are revisiting peer review with a novel product built from the ground up that will allow layers of discussion on top of a single document and we are building this using Rails and Backbone

* Recommendation Engine: Lots of machine learning to parse science papers and figure out what people want to read. Pretty cool stuff.

* Servers, Speed, Security and Storage (Postgres / Dynamo / Elasticsearch / Redis): Speed and stability are really important to us because areas in the world with slower internet connections tend to be where researchers can benefit the most from open access to research

About you:

- You have a curious mind and enjoy tackling hard technical problems

- You work best when given a lot of autonomy

- You want to have a huge impact on a product that is making a positive impact on the world

Please send ashley@academia.edu an email if you would like to apply or if you have any questions.

jscalisi 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Palantir Technologies - Palo Alto, CA - http://www.palantir.com. The Internal Tools team at Palantir owns continuous integration, artifact & dependency management, build tools, source code management, and much more. We use a combination of open-source software (e.g. Gerrit, Jenkins, Ivy, Gradle), third-party enterprise software (e.g. Atlassian Bamboo and Stash), and in-house magic to develop robust and scalable systems.

For more info or to apply: http://www.palantir.com/careers/OpenPosDetail?id=a0m80000002...

Do you have any questions? Drop me an email at jscalisi@palantir.com

bjfish 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Object Partners - http://www.objectpartners.com/ - Minneapolis, MN / Omaha, NE (full time)

Object Partners, Inc is an IT consulting firm specializing in Enterprise application development services since 1996. Our success is based on a model of full-time employees and a strategic focus on the JEE technology stack including Groovy/Grails, and open source technologies - as well as iOS. Our consultants have, on average, 12+ years of experience in software development utilizing mature, repeatable development processes.

Our services include project outsourcing, co-development, staff augmentation, and technology and process mentoring. OPI helps companies of all sizes build and deploy applications that are scalable, reliable, and can be easily extended and maintained.

Grails Developer - https://www.smartrecruiters.com/ObjectPartnersInc/72810421-j...

Java Developer - https://www.smartrecruiters.com/ObjectPartnersInc/72810421-j...

Mobile Developer - https://www.smartrecruiters.com/ObjectPartnersInc/72810417-m...

Senior Java/Grails Developer (Omaha, NE) - https://www.smartrecruiters.com/ObjectPartnersInc/77393077-s...

Awesome Benefits

  - Free Healthcare  - Profit sharing  - Paid OT  - PTO + sick time  - You work with the best  - Small company vibe  - Company lake home and condo
Send an email to ehren.seim@objectpartners.com if you are interested.

ivanzhao 22 hours 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 things and think conceptually.


alexkinch 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Ziron - Junior Linux Systems Administrator (Office based), near Oxford, UK

Ziron is building a new generation of telecommunications operator, where APIs are at the heart of the service and not just an afterthought.

As part of our rapid expansion were looking for a Junior Linux Systems Administrator to help expand our team at our Oxfordshire (UK) office, based in a beautiful listed former milking shed on a farm just outside Bicester.

Reporting to the CTO and working as part of a team based in the UK, US and Australia, youll be primarily responsible for monitoring, supporting and developing the companys Linux-based voice and messaging platform. Youll also be expected to assist with customer support enquiries, plus help diagnose and resolve any issues relating to third party suppliers.

Youll need to have:

Good working knowledge of Linux (Centos)

Good working knowledge of MySQL

Experience of supporting web applications (PHP)

Bonus points if you have:

Knowledge of REST APIsUsed JIRA, Confluence, Zendesk beforeIncident and problem management experienceBasic IP networking knowledgePrevious experience working in a customer support roleExperience of noSQL technologies (e.g. Redis, MongoDB)Experience of FreeSWITCH, Kamailio, KannelUnderstand any of the following: SIP, RTP, RTMP, WEBRTC, SMPP, SS7, SIGTRAN, ISUP, MAPKnow how to use GitDont mind the occasional out of hours / weekend work

What well give you in return:

A competitive salary with regular reviews28 days paid holiday (inclusive of public holidays)A shiny new Macbook AirFast-track career advancementHealthcare and company pensionFree snacks and drinksA Fitbit and company contribution to gym/fitness centre membership to balance up those free snacks and drinksThe chance to be part of a fast growing team in an exciting environment

* Please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before applying. Sorry, no sponsorship or relocation package *

Interested? Please email your CV and a covering note to jobs@ziron.com or visit https://ziron.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk08qj/ to apply

pedoh 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Fitbit - San Francisco, CA - https://www.fitbit.com/jobs

We're hiring in a lot of areas, but I'm focused on Site Operations, where I'm the principal engineer.

Our application stack is based mostly in Java, however most of our operations automation is developed in Python. The major components we use daily are Ubuntu/Linux, MySQL, Redis, Neo4j, Solr, logstash, Kibana, Graphite, collectd, StatsD, Nagios, Tomcat, Fabric, Jenkins, Git, JIRA, Confluence, Stash, Cassandra, Puppet, HAProxy, Nginx and Ansible. We leverage mostly externally hosted bare metal servers, with some virtualization thrown into the mix.

Feel free to contact me (Fitbit email in my profile) with any questions you have.

gsiener 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Pivotal Labs has spent the last two years building a Product Management practice, and we're looking for people that want to focus on the craft of shaping a product. I run the practice and am committed to bringing a Lean focus to two decades of amazing Agile development.

Palo Alto - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-12/

Boulder - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-10/

Chicago - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-9/

San Francisco - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager/

London - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-3/

Toronto - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-11/

New York - http://pivotallabs.com/pl_job/product-manager-2/

paraschopra 1 day ago 0 replies      
Wingify - http://wingify.com/ -- Delhi, India

^^^ Look at our About Us page to know what sort of a company are we ^^^

We make Visual Website Optimizer. VWO is an intuitive platform for websites to increase online sales and conversions by enabling marketers to constantly test and tweak the marketing funnel and run personalized one-to-one campaigns in minutes

We're hiring for following full time positions in Delhi:

- Software Engineer (mobile)

- Software Engineer (systems)

- Software Engineer (frontend)

- Software Engineer (backend)

- Product Managers

We're also looking to close senior executive level positions for engineering and product teams.

To apply, http://wingify.com/careers or send your CV to careers@wingify.com

lrc1717 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Twin Technologies, Inc REMOTE in the US (Prefer people in DC/Baltimore/Albany or Philly area, but open to US), www.twintechs.com.

Twin Technologies, Inc. is a technology consulting services firm using software to help organizations achieve new heights in productivity and profit while strengthening brand and image. We feature business optimization solutions that optimize company-to-consumer conversations, workflows and transactions; digital media management and collaboration solutions delivering video across multiple channels and devices; and user experience design that unlocks rich and intuitive user experiences.

We are looking for amazing Senior Engineers and Project Managers. Front-End (HTML5, Javascript, Responsive,eCommerce). Back-End (eCommerce/Java/Scala/Ruby/PHP. Project Managers (Scrum Master/Product Owner/Software Team Leadership). Jobs can be reviewed and applied for here: http://twintechs.com/about-us/contact-us/careers/or you can email me direct at laurie.cheverie@twintechs.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriecheverie/

RossM 1 day ago 0 replies      
Eventstagram (http://eventstagr.am/) - Full time, London UK - Project Manager

Eventstagram builds real-time Instagram and Twitter slideshows for events of all sizes. We work with a number of notable clients including Ferrari, Nike, Microsoft and The O2 Arena; we're based in one of the most exciting workspaces in London.

We're looking for an experienced, organised project manager to help focus our development team's efforts, keep the clients up-to-date and help plan our long-term development.


- Holding daily development meetings, preferably using agile project management,- Managing the task workflow by scheduling in developers and designers to projects,- Account management,- Managing bugs by creating a system for finding, reporting, filtering, reproducing, prioritising and writing up bugs,- Managing feature requests by assessing, scheduling and checking they meet expectations,- Product Management, scoping out new features through an understanding of the market; competition, product positioning and usability.

If interested, you can read more on our blog or drop us an email at info@eventstagr.am


bluishgreen 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Autodesk is hiring across the board at the San Francisco office.

Look here for details: http://careers.autodesk.com/san-francisco,-ca-jobs

(currently site is undergoing maintenance, check back in a bit)

You can email me directly: ept.autodesk@gmail.com

jdleesmiller 22 hours ago 0 replies      
writeLaTeX (https://www.writelatex.com/), London, UK

About Us:

We're building 'Google Docs for Science', making science and R&D faster, more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into the cloud, from idea to writing to review to publication. Our users have already created more than 1,000,000 documents on writeLaTeX, and it is being used in hundreds of universities worldwide for teaching and research.

We're a London-based startup, supported by Bethnal Green Ventures (http://bethnalgreenventures.com/) and founded by two mathematicians who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for scientific collaboration and communication.

We're looking for a full stack engineer:

You'll be working closely with our team to build new and awesome ways for scientists to collaborate and communicate. We're looking for full stack engineers your projects will span our database (PostgreSQL), web app (Ruby & Rails, Node.js, Meteor), front end (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and infrastructure (Heroku, Linux on Amazon EC2, RackSpace) layers. We also have projects for mobile, if you're into Android or iOS.

You're an independent thinker and fast learner. You're resourceful and knowledgeable, but you ask questions when you get stuck. You take pride in your work, and you ship it early and often, because you love to see it out there in the real world. You learn new programming languages and techniques for fun, and you contribute to open source.

If this sounds like you, send your CV, current salary, and a link to your profile on github/bitbucket to jobs@writelatex.com. We'll get in touch to arrange an informal interview in person if possible, otherwise via Skype/Google Hangout.

This is an immediate vacancy for a permanent position with a two month probationary period. Working arrangements are flexible. The primary place of work will be at our London office.

We look forward to meeting you!

svec 23 hours ago 1 reply      
iRobot (http://www.irobot.com) - Bedford, MA (just outside of Boston, MA)

Looking for great work-life balance at a job where you can say "I can't find my keyboard under all these robots!" ? 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.

* Software engineers for vision, navigation, and mapping

* Test engineers

* Mechanical engineers

* IT 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

PS: We have hired people from these "Who is hiring?" posts, thanks to HN for this service/forum!

nwilkens 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Monroe MI - Full time - Onsite preferred, remote possible.

Senior Linux Administrator

We're looking for a highly skilled Linux Admin. We perform 24x7 system monitoring and maintenance for a wide variety of clients -- ranging from single server customers, to 100's of systems at multiple locations.

We have recently launched http://MNX.io a 100% SSD cloud hosting solutions and are highly interested if you have OnApp, or Openstack experience.

Send me an email nick at mnx io and introducing yourself, including why you think this position would be a good fit for you. If you have a resume available, please include it.

More detail available at http://www.mnxsolutions.com/jobs

bdotdub 1 day ago 0 replies      
Timehop - http://timehop.com - New York, NY

We're looking for backend engineers, devops, and designers. You can read more here: http://timehop.com/joinus

We write a ton of Golang and Ruby to support our recent amazing growth (see: http://j.mp/TimehopGrowthGraph).

Timehop is building the place online to connect with friends around the past. Whereas Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram focus on the real time, Timehop focuses on anniversaries and bringing meaning and relevancy to old content. We have MILLIONS of users opening the app every day and signing up a user ~every second

We recently became consistently a top 50 US iPhone app, surpassing Tumblr, Yelp, Foursquare and GroupMe in daily downloads.

mag00 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Coinbase, San Francisco, CA

Hi - I'm Ryan, I'm with Security @ Coinbase. We're trying to make BTC easy to use.


We're building out our security and engineering teams. We are based out of San Francisco, and have remote engineering options. We're a company that cares deeply about our security engineers and how they improve our security every day, and we are looking for more.

We're looking for engineers to build new security features for Coinbase, secure our customers, employees, products and infrastructure from all sorts of threats. We're doing a lot of building, and looking for builders. Today, we're a Rails+AWS shop, with mobile apps and lots more technology being built on the backend. We're also building a culture and a company, so you should care about that stuff too.

We're looking for software engineers, systems engineers, and security engineers... or whatever combination you might be. You should have no problem thinking like a bad guy and be up to date on building defensively. You shouldn't be afraid of an incident and you shouldn't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on new technology.

We've setup some fun tests (On HackerRank) to make sure everyone has a fair shake for an interview (Resumes can only tell us so much anyway) Choose one or more that suits your skillset, have fun, and hope we can talk soon.

App Security Engineer (Written) http://istest.co/prodsec1App Security Engineer (Coding) http://istest.co/prodsec3Security Engineering (Written) http://istest.co/infosec1

megsmegs212 1 day ago 0 replies      
Vessel - Video Focused Venture Backed By Benchmark, Greylock and Bezos Expeditions (San Francisco, CA - Full-time No Remote)


Were still in stealth but we've 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

Were looking for strong full stack developers who love to code in a variety of languages and frameworks (Python, CoffeeScript, Node.js, React to name a few). If this sounds like you, please email: careers@vessel.com

koblas 1 day ago 0 replies      
Tubular Labs - Mountain View

Tubular is the only video marketing platform that provides insights based on the individual behavior of over 150 million viewers.


We're hiring engineers and in particular engineers to work on the following stack

* Angular JS* Python* Cassandra* MySQL* ElasticSearch

We collect millions of data points daily and need everything from Data Engineers to Frontend Engineers to help our customers understand their audience.

If interested drop me email or apply via our jobs pagedavid@tubularlabs.com

artin 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Push Science (http://pushsci.com) Toronto, ON, Canada (Happy Canada Day!)

Open Positions:- Ruby on Rails API Developer (local or remote contract)- Front-end Angular JS Developer (local or remote contract)- DevOps Expert (contract)- UX Designer (local contract)

Communication services and the Service Providers play an important role on our daily lives. But the fact is most of us hate dealing with our telco service provider. We think thats crazy and needs to change.

Starting with the retail store touch point, Push Science is empowering front line agents to deliver exceptional customer experience using mobile software tools for sales and customer care. Our patented technologies allow agents to connect with customers and provide service in brand new ways.

We think that dealing with your telco (or any other service provider) should be a pleasure and delight. Were looking for passionate designers and engineers that can make this possible.

Our technology:Cloud based backend running on Ruby on Rails, Rails 4, Active Model Serializers, Postgres. Frontend Angular JS, Cordova. We develop and maintain a RESTful JSON API that powers our application at multiple touch-points. Developing new systems for real-time asynchronous communication. Writing libraries to integrate with external systems.

We use an agile scrum process with 2-week sprints. Our team of 10 people includes designers, engineers, business development, and a stellar batch of telco advisors. Our office is located on King and Bathurst in the heart of Torontos entertainment and fashion district.

You can reach us at careers@pushsci.comPush Science job board: http://pushscience.theresumator.com/applyPush Science website: http://pushsci.com

mjwhansen 18 hours ago 0 replies      
PHP/Back end or Front-End Developer INTERN - Washington DC

The agency I work for, Engage (http://enga.ge), is looking for fall developer interns. We do everything from WordPress sites to our own products to custom web and mobile apps, and most of our work relates to politics/issue advocacy. We're particularly passionate about Internet issues (anti-SOPA advocacy was a big pro bono project for us). Right now we're gearing up to launch a new product so it's a pretty exciting time. Check out our portfolio here: http://enga.ge/work/.

Anyway, we are looking for a college student with back or front-end talent (PHP/MySQL or Javascript/HTML/CSS). Must be in the DC area or willing to relocate; foreigners welcome as long as you can secure a visa on your own (usually J-1 or F-1).

Also, note that we treat our interns well and hire them. In fact, one of our current developers used to intern here, as did I. And, management doesn't really care if you have side projects, which is always nice.

To apply, please send me an email directly to michele@engagedc.com with the subject "Developer intern from Hacker News" (I'm the technical project manager). Include your resume, GitHub/portfolio link and a brief description of why you want to work with us. Hope to hear from you!

qthrul 19 hours ago 0 replies      
VCE is hiring unicorn jockeys globally: http://UnicornJockey.com

VCE is a privately held company, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, in order to accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure.

Synergyse 1 day ago 0 replies      
Synergyse - http://synergyse.com - Toronto, ON (Local, Remote, Visa, Relocation)

Synergyse creates highly interactive and measurable Google Apps training. Our mission is to teach everyone how to use Google Apps proficiently. We are working on hard problems in big data, HTML5, media delivery and real time technology. Our backend technology and web runs on the highly scalable Google App Engine. Our frontend uses the Chrome Extension to inject content directly into Google Apps. We love using the latest technologies from Google!

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 founding Software Engineer to join us in building the future of training software.

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 team

- Be 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-$150k), 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

Synergyse is on a mission to teach the world how to use Google Apps, our interactive training system is deployed in over 1000 schools and businesses around the world, supporting over 1 million end-users. Join our team of ex-Google engineers and learn what it takes to run a B2B business focused on the enterprise and education markets.

Apply: https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/61050/senior-fullstac...

webmobileapps 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Bitmatica - San Francisco, CA - On-Site - Full Time - Junior iOS Developer

We're a small web and mobile development agency thats created dozens of successful applications for our clients. Given our explosive growth, were looking to hire a second freelance Junior iOS engineer. Your first project awaits you and will be full-time on-site in San Franciscos Financial District.

Why join our team?+ You'll learn and work alongside our experienced engineers+ You'll gain experience with dozens of technologies across multiple products+ We have a designer on staff who provides beautiful, fully-spec'd UI/UX+ Our projects are all clearly spec'd+ You'll build multiple (not just one) applications for the most innovative companies in tech+ Our culture is highly democratic; you are the lead on your projects

We're looking someone who: + Has 1+ years of experience building/shipping iOS apps via Objective-C/Cocoa+ Has solid communication skills - our clients often have minimal technical skills+ Loves to learn and asks questions + Is self-motivated and takes action (the first 25 applicants are guaranteed a response!)+ Bonus: Has experience with full stack web development including Ruby or JavaScript

If this sounds good, email me at Munjal at bitmatica.com with the subject "hire me!" and include information about yourself! Compensation will be experience based.

bausson 1 day ago 0 replies      
Docxa (Paris, France, On-site only)

We develop client interaction tools, small team and huge challenges, with clients ranging from major banks and insurance companies to state institutions.

Looking for: * Lead dev Java/Js * dev front end JS

French & English is a huge plus, but only one language and a willingness to learn could make the cut.

contact: job@docxa.com

olegp 23 hours ago 1 reply      
Helsinki, Finland - full time, part time, VISA

Omniata - http://www.omniata.com - Founded by a team of former Digital Chocolate and EA data leads, Omniata integrates analytics, CRM, CMS and A/B testing platforms into one solution. The company is well funded & headquartered in SF. The bulk of R&D will be done in the Helsinki office which at the moment only has a handful of people, so this is a great opportunity to get in early and grow with the company.

Some of the open positions include:

- JS developer: jQuery, Angular, data visualization experience a plus

- API integration engineer: Node.js, Python or Ruby

- Devops engineer: AWS, Ruby, Puppet/Chef

- Data analyst

There are other positions available as well (including in the SF office & more senior positions), so if you're at all interested in this space and Helsinki as a place to live and work (rated one of the top 5 cities in the world for quality of living by Monocle a few years in a row), drop a one line email with a link to your LinkedIn or GitHub profile to jobs.europe@omniata.com

erichurkman 23 hours ago 0 replies      
eShares (https://esharesinc.com/) Mountain View, California fulltime fintech

We're looking to hire a handful of positions to help us bring private corporation ownership tracking into the modern era. We're replacing the dead-tree versions of stock certificates and option grants with fully electronic versions that provide up-to-date capitalization tracking, along with a lot of other powerful financial tools. Many of the other companies listed here use eShares.

1. Full-stack engineer (Python, Django, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, AWS, )

2. Designer (heavy product design, visualization, front-end, HTML, CSS)

We have a small team of great people with a strong product sense. Customers love us and we love them! Direct email: eric+hn@esharesinc.com (fixed email address; if you sent one before please re-send!)

jordo37 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Perfect Audience (Part of Marin Software)San Francisco, CA

Looking for Fullstack Web Engineers, High Performance Java Engineers (up to 100,000 requests a second), Front End Developers and Dev Ops Engineers:


We are a former YC startup that joined up with one of the big players in our space (digital advertising) to take our cool ideas and scale them up for huge companies and huge amounts of data. Come check us out!

maramartin 17 hours ago 0 replies      

Were looking for a Product Manager who will help define and build the product roadmap and define the customer experience as we move to internationalize our core study guides, flashcards and tutoring platform.

Youll own this product and work closely with a dedicated engineering and design team, youll collaborate with our other Product team members, and youll share product roadmap, expectation and results with our Executive team and board.

Here are a few things wed love to see in a strong candidate: * 3+ years of professional experience in a Product Manager role in a consumer facing software company, with extra bonus points for educational technology or e-commerce experience.

* A BA or BS degree, or relevant skills and equivalent work experience. MBA a plus!

* You can demonstrate success in delivering products and services in a high growth environment, and you have a track record of successful international product expansion in both strategy and execution.

* You can demonstrate effective, clear communication to lead a team and drive product as a major influencer across the company.

APPLY VIA: http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/743

shs 1 day ago 0 replies      
HubSpot - http://www.hubspot.com - Cambridge/Boston, MA

We create software that helps businesses with their online marketing. The company is several hundred employees and nearing a hundred in engineering. Things are organized in small teams and you get to have a big impact. We were also named the #2 place in Massachusetts to work.

On the backend, we use Java (modern Java with DropWizard, Guice, and the like) and Python (Django). We love using JSON to get things done. For storage, there's HBase, Hadoop (for MapReduce jobs), MySQL, ZooKeeper, Redis, and Memcached. We do great monitoring and deploy hundreds of times a day. We use CI and have automated deployment. Don't expect your code to languish in git (we have GitHub Enterprise) for long.

On the front end, we use Backbone.js, CoffeeScript, and jQuery.

We're also looking for iOS and Android engineers.

Work schedule seems flexible (most engineers work 10-6), you get great equipment (like a Retina MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display), and you get to make a meaningful difference in the product. There's free drinks (including beer), snacks, etc.

It's a great place to be and hope you come join us! We have lots of positions open.

Software Engineer: http://jobvite.com/m?3UQdwgwe

JavaScript: http://jobvite.com/m?3iQdwgwC

Infrastructure Automation and Tooling: http://jobvite.com/m?3wRdwgwR

Mobile, iOS, Android, JS: http://jobvite.com/m?3XRdwgwi

Core Data (Hadoop, HBase): http://jobvite.com/m?34Rdwgwp

Reliability: http://jobvite.com/m?3HSdwgw3

Technical Lead: http://jobvite.com/m?3zSdwgwV

skaicareers 1 day ago 0 replies      
Skai, Inc. - Arlington, VA (Washington, DC)

Hiring Talented and Ambitious Developers for the future of Big Data

About Skai:

Originally funded out of the MIT computer science community, Skai is a fast-growing technology company. With over 1,000 pages of intellectual property behind our core technology, we are disrupting the data integration market by delivering a cloud platform for the next generation of big data. Skai is working with some of the largest Fortune 500s. Although we cant go into any more detail in this space, wed love to tell you more once youve applied!

Senior Back-End Developer

Join our engineering team as we tackle the challenges of distributed data and computation. As part of the platform development team, youll participate actively in all phases of the development process: architecture, design and implementation. If youre interested in graphs, distributed data structures, functional programming paradigms, reactive computation, and distributed systems or if youre curious how those things come together to form a powerful model for integrating and transforming data at scale wed love to talk to you!

Skills & Requirements:

Need to have:-- Java proficiency-- Excellent communication skills-- Basic experience with the Hadoop ecosystem-- B.S. in computer science or equivalent experience

Nice to have:-- HBase proficiency-- Hadoop MapReduce proficiency-- Distributed systems experience-- Scala proficiency-- NoSQL-- Experience using Spark or other tools in Berkeley Data Analytics stack-- Experience with Akka actor framework

We want our developers to be happy and productive, and we dont hesitate to buy whatever software or hardware tools are needed to make that happen. We also like to relax with board games and ping pong on Friday afternoons. We offer competitive compensation, including stock options.

You can check out our website at http://skai.net/ ...it's currently undergoing a complete overhaul).

If any or all of this sounds like the kind of work you want to do with the team you want to be a part of, then reach out to us at careers@skai.net

SteveMorin 11 hours ago 0 replies      
REMOTE We are hiring/sponsoring a developer to join the team and work fulltime on the Open-Source Data Pipeline for Hadoop NeverwinterDP.

    The Open-Source Team is based internationally and is distributed with founding    members in San Francisco.
Do you love data systems, distributed computing, high availability, high performance systems that take advantage of the state of the art in technologies and best practices.

It's be a lead and help drive the future of the Hadoop Ecosystem


   * Hadoop and Ecosystem Components   * Yarn   * Kafka   * Netty   * Storm   * Hbase   * Java Chronicle   * Hazelcast   * Docker   * Jenkins   * Ansible 

   * Self Driven   * You can dive the project future and vision   * Your looking for something full time and remote
Send your resume, and explain why your perfect for this project/team. What will your first contributions be.

   Email: steve@demandcube.com
See the Project at https://github.com/DemandCube/NeverwinterDP

jpsilvashy1 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Shuddle - iOS Developer, San Francisco CAhttp://shuddle.us

What we do:

At Shuddle we are building a safe and reliable ride sharing service with trusted drivers for busy families. Join this venture backed startup and help bring the next generation of transportation to the masses.

We embrace agile development and do weekly stand-ups as well as scrum sprints. We are test driven, be prepared to learn quickly, iterate fast, and focus on solving hard problems.

About the Job:

We engineer our systems in an SOA manner, be ready to own a major working component of our platform. We are looking for well-rounded and dedicated developers to join the team. You'll work closely with the founding team to help us define our mobile applications.


- Technical leadership and hands on development and implementation of features

- Provide estimates on development cycles, works iteratively on weekly scrum sprints

- Work very closely with designers to help define and implement UI features from the ground up

- Work with team members on server-side integration

- Understands and implements experiments (A/B tests)


- A strong passion for software development

- Expert Knowledge of Cocoa, Objective-C and Xcode

- Understands asynchronous communication

- Has worked closely with other teams especially server-side engineers and designers

- Strong understanding of geo location services and background services

- Expert Knowledge of Object Oriented concepts

- Experience with Apple Approval & Distribution Process, Ad Hoc & Enterprise Distribution

- Understanding of WebRTC data channels and video (this is a bonus)

Email resume or links to: jp@shuddle.us

abuggia 1 day ago 0 replies      
Localytics - Boston - FULL-TIME, INTERN, H1B

Localytics is hiring engineerings, designers and product managers:

  - Senior Android Engineer   - JavaScript Engineer  - Mobile Test Engineer   - Site Reliability Engineer  - Security Engineer  - Senior Backend End Engineer  - Senior Front End Engineer  - UI/UX Designer  - Rails Engineer  - Product Managers
Check out our last two blog posts to get an idea of what its like to work with us:

* Your first day: http://www.localytics.com/blog/2014/onboarding-engineers/

* How we deploy: http://www.localytics.com/blog/2014/on-the-road-to-continuou...

About Localytics:

* We provide app analytics and app marketing services for thousands of apps on over a billion devices.

* We have hard problems to solve in big data, scaling, distributed systems, data visualization and mobile.

* We are one of the fastest growing companies in Boston and were named one of the top places to work by The Boston Globe.

* We are passionate about and have deep expertise in the technologies we work with including: Scala, iOS, Android, Mapreduce, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Memcache, Redis, Column Store Databases, Rails, AngularJS, D3.js, AWS: DynamoDB, S3, SQS, EMR, ElasticCache and EC2.

* We are located in Downtown Crossing Boston.

We love candidates who:

* Prefer startup environments.

* Are passionate about technology.

* Enjoy influencing the direction of the product and technologies.

Successful candidates may help us with:

* Front end development - We have ambitious data visualization projects on our roadmap.

* Back end development - wrangling big data using Scala, AWS and several storage technologies.

* Mobile development on Android, iOS, HTML5 and Windows Phone

* Prototyping - We still do a significant amount of customer development and R&D.

Candidates of all experience levels encouraged to connect with us: jobs@localytics.com

ohler 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Shift Software Engineer San Francisco full time VISA welcome

Shift is building a new way to buy and sell cars. The founding team includes the co-founder of Taxi Magic; an experienced Google and Dropbox engineer; and a long-time Google Product Manager.

We are looking for engineers who have a strong product sense and are passionate about both technology and user experience. This includes full-stack, front-end, back-end, and mobile engineers. Join our team, come in at the ground level, and shape a product that has great potential to transform a huge market!

Our tech stack is HTML5, iOS, Android, Go, App Engine, and AWS.

Cars are the largest retail vertical in the US consumers buy almost 50 million new and used cars every year, totaling $1 trillion in value. Yet technology has barely touched the market. Americans buy cars in the same, burdensome ways they did decades ago. Selling a car means either letting the dealer collect a huge margin in a trade-in, or significant hassle selling to a private party. Our goal is to create a delightful experience for every person buying and selling a car, similar to Teslas customer service.

Shift is extremely well-funded (with a seed round as large as many A rounds), has strong partnerships with key strategic players across the value chain of the car buying process, and has done dozens of sales in San Francisco. We are lean and hypotheses-driven, led by engineering and design. We work hard together, have fun together, and strive to ensure a healthy and respectful culture.


vonnik 22 hours ago 0 replies      
FutureAdvisor is a robo-advisor that automates portfolio management and helps people balance their investments for free. You could say that sounds boring, but dealing with peoples' life savings is about life and death.

We have more than 150,000 users, we just raised $15.5 million, and we need people to help us make FutureAdvisor better. In particular, we need software engineers and product people. CNNMoney named us one of the top five financial web apps last year.

We care about code, we care about design, and we care about our customers. We believe portfolio management can help save the American middle class.

We're looking for:

+ An engineering manager+ iOS/Android developers+ Front-end developers+ Infrastructure engineers+ Designers!!

If you know someone we should talk to, or if you are that someone, please contact us at jobs@futureadvisor.com. You can see more details about the positions here: https://www.futureadvisor.com/jobs. We are based in San Francisco and hiring for here.

magic_at_enimai 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Nod Labs - http://hellonod.com - Mountain View CA - Full Time, Interns, no remote work.

We believe our technology will fundamentally change how we interact with computers and our environment. We have built the first and only pixel accurate gestural control device, and we are just getting started. Imagine walking into a living room turning the lights down, adjusting the thermostat and searching for your favorite show on your TV with just subtle movements of your finger.

Yourself: Self starter and mostly importantly a finisher - pick something up and deliver without supervision. You will be a manager with a team size of one - you. You will need to pick the next problem on the way to achieve our goals and solve it. You could be working on our custom OS twiddling GPIOs or you could be hacking on the backend or polishing off our iOS app. You will need to hold a lot of complexity in your head and have solid CS fundamentals. For what we do, Google may not have all the answers to your questions, github may not have any such sample code and Stackoverflow may have a vaguely related question with no replies, but you will be responsible for solving the problem.

Team: ex-(Apple, Facebook, Google, Jawbone, Lab126, NASA, Samsung). Approximately 1/3rd of the team are PhDs (or PhDs on pause) in various fields (Math, Physics, CS) from MIT, Stanford, CMU etc.

Along with incredibly smart engineers we are also looking for a world class Product Manager who can work with the incredibly smart engineers while also being laser sharp focused on execution.

Drop us an email at stdin@nod-labs.com

jaymod 1 day ago 0 replies      
Epoxy (http://epoxy.tv) in Venice, CA (Los Angeles; full time, remote considered)

Just launched! (http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/20/epoxy-launch/)

Just closed our Series A! (http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/24/epoxy-funding/)

And, of course, we need all the help we can get. Join our exceptional engineering and product design team and help define the future of online video. We're building on a thoroughly modern stack including Ruby, Rails, Node.js, Express, MongoDB, Redis, Hadoop, Chef, AWS and friends. Our pressing challenges range from data to rich client apps, mobile, social and of course video. If any of this sounds up your alley, we'd love to connect. Specific priorities right now are:

Senior full-stack Rails engineer: http://epoxy.tv/careers/rails

Senior full-stack Node.js engineer: http://epoxy.tv/careers/node

Senior data engineer: http://epoxy.tv/careers/data

A bit about us:

Epoxy builds exceptional software for online video creators and viewers. Our tools help YouTubers and networks optimize their businesses and deepen the relationship with their audience. Our channel experiences provide viewers with new ways to connect with and experience the content they love.

Epoxy was founded by designers, engineers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about product and solving problems. Our backgrounds include Stanford, Brown, IDEO, Adobe, Mixpanel, Google/YouTube and Team Downey.

Sound interesting? Check out more complete descriptions at http://epoxy.tv/careers or drop us a line at jobs@epoxy.tv. Thanks!

madebylaw 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Flywheel Networks====================

Full-Stack Rails Engineers - http://flywheelnetworks.com/jobs/position?jvi=oAfCXfw8

Come join an awesome tech team working on problems in the Real Estate space: http://flywheelnetworks.com/tech

MattfromHall 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Hallhttps://hall.com/careersSan Francisco, CA (local preferred)VISAs OK

Hiring for the following full-time roles:

Sr. Fullstack Engineer

Sr. Rails Engineer, Infrastructure/Backend

Visual Designer


Transforming the way companies communicate.

Why work at Hall?

Work on a product you'll be actively using every day

We use node.js, rails, redis, mongoDB, capistrano, chef and EC2

We're a design & data-driven organization.

Recently raised a $5.5m series-A when the company was just 2 people led by the early investors in Mint.com, Google and Box - Felicis, PivotNorth, Founder Collective and AngelPad.

Located in SOMA, San Francisco near 4th and Bryant. Just a 5 minute walk from Caltrain.

Hall's CEO & founder Brett Hellman joined his first startup at 14, and also spent time building new products at Yahoo & Intuit.

Hall's CTO & co-founder Ron Adams, previous led the engineer team at Yahoo! Sports.


PERKS:Be a part of a world-class team, love what you do and have a huge impact!

Top-of-the-line MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and 27" monitor

Generous equity grants

Weekly company-wide happy hours

Medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available

Dental coverage

Vision coverage


robertk 1 day ago 0 replies      
AvantCredit (Chicago) is hiring senior data scientists, data engineers, and data dev ops. We offer competitive salaries and a flexible work environment.


We have gone from 0 to 150 employees in a little under fifteen months and have raised more money last quarter than all other Chicago startups in the same period last year combined. (http://bit.ly/1hp2cx4)

Our stack is Ruby on Rails and R deployed on Heroku and AWS, respectively, and we do not mess around. All of our R packages are documented, tested, and vignetted. We have continuous deployment and integration (yes, on the data science side!), and all of our classifiers are automatically backtested and validated.

We're trying to give https://github.com/hadley a run for his money. Sound interesting? Email robk@avantcredit.com

sdtony 1 day ago 0 replies      
Slickdeals - Las Vegas, NV

Slickdeals is the nations largest and most trusted community sharing deals, coupons and product reviews with over 8 million unique visitors per month. Weve been around since 1999!


Mobile Product Manager (full-time, no remote, relocation)


The community and site are rapidly expanding and Slickdeals is looking for a Mobile Product Manager to build and grow our mobile platform. Currently, weve got over a million downloads of our apps, across Android and iOS devices in a little over a year.

- Owning the mobile products for Slickdeals across multiple devices

- Forward thinking product planning and product design that delivers a cohesive experience across mobile and web

- Developing a comprehensive mobile product roadmap to deliver on business goals

- Working with internal stakeholders and customers to answer questions, gather insights, and bring new features and offers to production

- Managing the product development process from design, development, integration and testing


Web Developer (full-time, no remote, relocation)


- Designing, developing, testing, and debugging web applications for the Slickdeals website.

- Integrating new solutions into our existing platforms using either custom code or APIs.

- Optimizing and maintaining existing code/applications.

- Maintaining thorough documentation of all programs and procedures.

- Participating in code review and design.

floatrock 20 hours ago 0 replies      

San Francisco, CA


Node.js | Backbone | Angular | D3 | MySQL

  * Full Stack Engineer  * Machine Learning  * Frontend Engineer

At DataHero, were building a beautiful data analysis and visualization platform that anyone can use to understand their business data.

Can you explain a join to your sales manager? Can you instead build a system where she can combine her Salesforce and Stripe data without learning a line of SQL?

Our system uses recommendation algorithms, an intuitive user experience, and all the dirty engineering grit to give non-engineers superhuman analysis skills.


  - build high-concurrency single page HTML5 webapps  - dont mind that Node.js hasnt yet reached 1.0     (and have built many an escalator through the 9 levels of callback hell)  - believe design is just as important as engineering  - want to work for a top venture backed startup with monthly recurring revenue  - want to contribute to our beer preference datasets with our     small close-knit team:     https://datahero.com/blog/2014/06/17/datahero-beer-consumption-analysis
If youre a software hacker or data nerd who wants to lead the next data revolution, get in touch with us at jobs@datahero.com.

robvolk 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Ruby Developer | Charlie (an early-stage, funded startup) | Chicago, IL

We're looking for a developer who's sort of a bad-ass. Can you think up mind-blowing solutions to complex, hairy problems? Do you get excited by things like graph databases and machine learning? We want someone who can move fast, think creatively, and deliver quality/tested code. Is this you? Have at least a couple years of professional experience writing code. Take a small risk and join us in building a growth business.

Who are we?Before any meeting, Charlie automatically researches people before you see them. Researching people is a complex problem: we sift through, analyze, and manipulate data into powerful insights (i.e. what are they passionate about, what do you have in common?). CNBC called us One of the worlds most promising new companies and SXSW selected us as an Accelerator Finalist.

Weve built Charlie to research people at massive scale, using the latest Ruby on Rails stack with MongoDB, Redis, Sidekiq, and hosted in an elastic cloud farm. We write code with agility and have a tight process where anyone on the team can deploy to production at any time, without approval. We thoroughly test our code, though were not strict TDD. We're a small dev that loves to code, and constantly pushes, and learns from each other.

This is your opportunity to join an early-stage company thats making moves.

Interested? Find out more here:https://charlieapp.com/jobs

smoovej 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Conspire - http://goconspire.com/jobs - Boulder, CO

Conspire is a Techstars company founded in 2012.

We analyze email data to give users detailed analytics on their email network and to understand the strength of connections between people. With this understanding, we maintain an always-up-to-date, weighted network of connections without any work on the part of users. When a user needs to reach a person or company, Conspire finds the strongest path of connections in the user's extended network.

UX Engineer (https://www.goconspire.com/jobs#ux)

Full Stack Engineer (https://www.goconspire.com/jobs#fullstack)

Marketing Lead (https://www.goconspire.com/jobs#marketing)

stevennoto 21 hours ago 0 replies      
SPINS LLC - http://www.spins.com Chicago and Schaumburg, ILSoftware Engineers, Designers, and QA Engineers wanted!

We are looking for a variety of software engineers, designers, and QA engineers to fill out our engineering team. SPINS is the leading provider of analytics, reporting, and insights for the natural, organic, and specialty products industry. We deliver analytics to naturally-focused retailers and manufacturers, based on point-of-sale data, transactional data, and other sources.

Technologies we're using include Java, Hadoop/Pig, DB2/MySQL/PostgreSQL, REST, and AngularJS. We use agile development, git, and maven.

Reasons I love working here:

- SPINS is about 100 people, but still like a startup in some ways. There's a great team and good resources, but everyone is friendly, casual, flexible on hours and which office you work from. There's free snacks, biweekly masseuse, that sort of thing.

- We are at the intersection of two awesome growth industries: big data analytics, and natural foods/products.

- We are spinning up some cool tech projects: Moving all our processing to Hadoop, new responsive webapps, and mobile later this year.

You can see some postings at http://spins.atsondemand.com/, or feel free to ping me at snoto@spins.com if you're interested in any engineering role.

rhc2104 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Dropbox - San Francisco, CA & New York, NY

We're working on a lot of interesting stuff.

Here is the Glassdoor page for Dropbox: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Dropbox-EI_IE41...


If you would like to apply, send me an email at ronald@dropbox.com. Please include your resume and what position you are applying for.

adrianhon 1 day ago 0 replies      
Six to Start - London, UK - Senior iOS Developer/Senior Android Developer


We're the indie game developers behind the world's bestselling smartphone fitness game, Zombies, Run!, which has over 900,000 players. We've also created the NHS' first smartphone game, The Walk, which was Editor's Choice on the App Store in the US and UK in December. The games we make literally improve people's lives!

We are looking for a senior iOS developer with experience in creating innovative iOS apps or games. Our games combine innovative real-world gameplay with captivating stories and design. We want to find someone who can help us improve our existing games and develop new games that are just as revolutionary and innovative as Zombies, Run!


* Developing new features for our existing games, and maintaining them to take advantage of new OS-level features (we're currently targeting iOS7 for all our apps)

* Developing and designing new apps and games

* Working with our web developer to ensure good communication with our online services

* Working with our Android developers (currently, all of our games are available on both platforms)


* At least two years of experience developing iOS applications.

* An enthusiasm for quickly learning and applying new and emerging technologies.

* An interest in games and game design, and a tenacious approach to problem-solving.

We're a small, bootstrapped, profitable company that makes people's lives better. Position is full-time and based in London.

See more info at http://www.sixtostart.com/onetoread/2013/senior-ios-develope.... and email us at hello at sixtostart dot com.

khitchdee 1 day ago 0 replies      
Allahabad, India INTERN

Khitchdee is a dish made from rice and lentils, common man's food popular throughout India. It's cooked in one pot and easy to digest. It's one of the first foods given to infants and to people who have an upset stomach.

Khitchdee the term therefore connotes a mix-up.

Our company Khitchdee explores the mix-up of music and computing gadget technology. We build software apps to help produce music. We produce our own music using these apps. We also build technology with elements from the practice of music specially timing elements. For example we explore comm protocols that use rhythm to enhance info exchange. We're building a coding tool based on this work.

We look for an intern who's into music, at least plays one instrument confidently and has had a technical education so can design and write code along with us. This an expenses only internship. We don't pay a stipend like other people. At the end of this two month trial period, we may choose to offer you a full time job. We're looking for brilliance, we'll make it worth it.

Send email to rohit@khitchdee.com

rchiniquy 1 day ago 0 replies      
Cloud Monitoring at Rackspace - San Franciscohttps://monitoring.api.rackspacecloud.com/

We're the product Cloudkick grew into after being acquired. We love to collaborate with peers and make things for people who make things. We want to build the monitoring tools we've always wanted. Come join us and write code every day in Node.js, Java, C, and Lua.

More info: https://uscareers-rackspace.icims.com/jobs/10925/software-de...

sampeinado 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Senior Android Developer

Omada Health (omadahealth.com) is a design-led digital health company thats looking to re-imagine how the world tackles chronic disease. Were looking for an experienced Android developer to join our engineering team. You should have been around the block a couple times building out and maintaining Android applications with multiple services. Right now our API is built in Ruby on Rails you should be ready to take on these technologies and more as we build out our products. Were creating mobile products to enhance user experience and are looking for developers interested in owning features across multiple platforms

If you're ready to guide technical decision making and work hands-on with some of the best engineers in the health industry, this gig is for you. We value agile, test-driven development and constant collaboration. Our team practices pair programming full time, so youll have the opportunity to learn techniques from everyone as well as sharing your skills.


Experience launching an Android app on the Play store

2+ years of experience maintaining an Android app

Exposure to TDD and automated testing

Experience leading a technical team

Meticulous attention to quality

Interest in healthcare or social entrepreneurship


Competitive salary and stock options

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

401k plan

Very flexible vacation policy

Discounts on personal Apple purchases

Satisfaction from making a real-world, positive impact

braindead_in 1 day ago 0 replies      
Scribie.com - Bangalore, India

Position: Head of Marketing, full time.

We are an Mturk like system dedicated for audio/video transcription where you can get high quality transcripts of your interviews, meetings, dictations, lectures, podcasts etc. We have a four stage process where the initial work is done by our freelance certified transcribers, which is then QA'ed by our in-house team. We have achieved a good product-market fit and are poised for high growth.

The primary job responsibility is to drive revenue growth. We are looking to grow faster than our historical growth rate of 50% y-o-y. The aim is to dominate the market we're in and take the pole position. We are looking for someone up to this challenge.

If interested, please drop me a note at rajiv@scribie.com.

astockwell 20 hours ago 0 replies      
US - Phoenix, AZ (fulltime, local only)

P.S. Studios in sunny Phoenix, AZ is looking for a local full-time, well-rounded web developer to enhance our creative and committed team. Our clients range from local arts and cultural organizations to architects, national educational institutions and retailers. We focus on providing an excellent working experience for our clients and continually pushing the envelope with design on the web.

Your main responsibility will be building web experiences using a variety of front- and back-end technologies. We are primarily a Wordpress shop, so this will include intensive PHP development as well as interaction and UI development and design. Projects will include everything from coding simple HTML emails, to planning, building, and deploying customized publishing platforms and web apps. You will become an integral part of our team, helping craft and execute cutting-edge projects for small and large web efforts, with emphasis on design and performance.

-------- Day-to-day on the Job --------

Since we are a small studio, no two projects are the same and a lot of our success is due to our flexibility.

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of PHP, HTML5 and CSS3 and can demonstrate experience building websites from design to launch. Experience with modern web development workflows (preprocessors, MVC principles, modular/OO design patterns) is key. Must understand the development process and have the ability to scope and architect Wordpress and other database-driven sites. Have a deep understanding of SEO principles, web standards and responsive design, and can isolate browser-compatibility bugs back to IE8 when called for. The ability to jump in and successfully troubleshoot an unfamiliar site is a must. Familiarity with version control systems (git) is important, and knowledge of other development languages/platforms (Rails, Flask, etc) and/or database administration is a plus.

This is a full-time in-house position at our Phoenix studio. Salary is commensurate with experience.

-------- Skills & Requirements --------

- Ability to solve complex technical problems and communicate the solution clearly to other non-technical designers and client teams

- Examples of hand-coded, standards-based HTML5, CSS3 and javascript work (doesn't have to be from client work)

- Experience developing custom Wordpress sites or themes, both front-end and back-end, from scratch when necessary

- Experience with modern front-end development tooling: Sass, Bower, Codekit/Grunt/etc, git or other VCS

- Experience with UX development: Responsive design, Semantic markup, mobile optimization

- Understanding of MVC architectures or maintaining/deploying a LAMP stack are a plus

- A strong sense of craftsmanship and pride in your work

-------- About PS Studios --------

Were a small studio of a dozen people who share a sense of craft and want to make a difference for our clients. We go to work everyday in a beautiful mid-century modern building located in midtown Phoenix, Arizona, work on the latest generation of Mac Pro machines, and provide delicious illy espresso as creative fuel. Please email me at astockwell@psstudios.com if interested. Examples of finished work along with your inquiry are preferred.

maramartin 18 hours ago 0 replies      

Were looking for a capable, curious and smart Senior Android Engineer to join our team. Youre a tinkerer and an aesthete, and you like to write code that gives mobile and wearable devices magic abilities. You have a passion for building great products that are robust and enjoyable, and youre interested in stretching the boundaries of whats possible on wearable hardware.

As one of our early senior team members, youll work directly with our co-founders team to develop software for wearable devices -- from our product suite to core framework components -- and help us ensure optimal performance for our clients. Were growing, and wed be thrilled for you to grow your career with us, be it into a team lead, manager, or architect.


APPLY VIA:http://www.thesourcery.com/jobs/757

andlarry 20 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm reposting this from the June "Who is hiring?" thread:

Zumper - Soma, San Francisco, CA - https://www.zumper.com

Lead Front-End Web Developer

Zumper is a next generation apartment rental platform that recently raised a $6.5 million Series A led by Kleiner Perkins.

Were growing very quickly (numbers are 4x three months ago) and we're looking for a lead front-end engineer to help accelerate this growth in our traction and product.

Who Were Hiring

An experienced Javascript-focused frontend developer with a strong portfolio and experience using client-side MVC frameworks. Youll work across Zumpers Tenant and Professional web apps, so you should be self-motivated and excited about taking on a big challenge.

Desired Skills & Experience

> Deep experience with development of Javascript-based dynamic web apps

> Exposure to client-side MVC frameworks (AngularJS experience a plus!)

> Strong HTML and CSS skills

> Passionate about great design and user experience

> Independent and a fast learner

> Able to communicate openly within a close-knit team

Apply - please email your resume or GH profile to jobs@zumper.com - were excited to hear from you!

tarawillis 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Jetsetter - New York, NY

Jetsetter, A TripAdvisor company, is the worlds leading luxury travel site, providing insider access, expert knowledge and exclusive deals on the worlds greatest vacations.

Were looking for a Senior Scala Engineer who takes pride in their code and is a team-player. We believe in a development process that's agile, but not dogmatic. People who succeed here tend to have little tolerance for unnecessary process and impediments, but also appreciate having sufficient checks and balances in place to keep things under control.


* 5+ years of full stack web development experience

* 2+ years of production Scala development experience

* Strong knowledge of Akka, Spray, Slick libraries is a plus

* Knowledge of object oriented software development practices

Email to careers@jetsetter.com or apply here: https://tripadvisor.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?...

stacksocial 20 hours ago 0 replies      
StackSocial / Venice, CA / Senior Ruby Developerswww.stacksocial.com

WE ARE HIRING - www.stacksocial.com/careers

What we are looking for: We are looking for Mid-Level and Senior Ruby Engineers to join the StackSocial team. You'll be part of a small, but growing team, working hard to build a first-of-its-kind native commerce platform.

Who we are: StackSocial was founded in 2011 and is headquartered steps from the sand in Venice Beach, CA. Were both a native commerce platform that distributes relevant products to our partner network of top tier publishers, and were a marketplace for people to discover, share, and buy innovative apps, gadgets, and online tools across the world.

Check us out!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StackSocialTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/StackSocial Awesome Venice Office: http://blog.stacksocial.com/stacksocial-new-digs/

If you want to get in on an early stage, profitable startup and join an amazing team, send your resume to careers@stacksocial.com.

SendGrid 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Anaheim, CA (Orange County/OC) and Boulder/Denver, CO (full-time)

SendGrid http://www.sendgrid.com


We've revolutionized the cloud-based transactional email space by efficiently powering the infrastructure for tens of thousands of companies that rely on us to send millions of emails every day (13B+ monthly). We have been growing really fast since launching in 2009, and we want you to be part of the awesome company we are building.


All Jobs - http://sendgrid.com/careers.html

Software Engineers (All Kinds!)

Software Engineers in Test

DevOps Engineer

Project Managers


We've recently made the transition to Go (check us out if you're interested in learning), Python, MySql,Linux, Agile (We are technology agnostic - doesn't matter what you currently code in)


If you don't see what you're looking for here, reach out to us. We're always looking for talented, happy, hungry, honest, and humble people.

-Socrate- soc@sendgrid.com

kateho 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Ginsberg - Edinburgh, Scotland, Full TimeHead of User Acquisition, Project Ginsberg

Were looking to complete our team by hiring a Head of User Acquisition to drive and execute our strategy around building a world-class mental wellbeing service for the Scottish population.

Key tasks are the planning and execution of our public beta launch plan and driving users to a number of smaller products that might be part of our product suite. Your ultimate success criteria is the number of relevant users that arrive at and activate our services.

Were a data driven project: part of your responsibility is to identify and quantify the most appropriate acquisitions channels for reaching our target users.

Very competitive pay. Get in touch through kate at project-ginsberg.comsee: https://www.project-ginsberg.com/blog/were-hiring-looking-fo...

syrneus 1 day ago 1 reply      
Acquia is hiring for a variety of DevOps roles - Boston, MA

Acquia Cloud is a platform as a service tuned to run some of the largest websites on the planet. Although we're focused on Drupal (essentially the largest open source project in the world) on the cloud team we utilize a variety of languages and operate a polyglot PaaS engineered for enterprise needs.

We're one of Amazon's largest customers and run over 8000 AWS instances. Do you want to not just do DevOps but instead join a team devoted to DevOps at massive scale? If so let me know!

Acquia, itself, was named the fastest growing private company in America last year.

We have openings for junior and senior DevOps engineers, distributed systems engineers, systems administrators, low-level developers (C modules, Kernel engineers, etc.) and more.

We utilize a variety of languages and technology, including: Ruby, Puppet, MySQL, Cassandra, Python, Go and more!

Let me know if you want to work on exciting DevOps project at ludicrous scale such as:

  * Architecting highly scalable and resilient PaaS services using technologies such as Docker  * Developing a monitoring infrastructure in Sensu to monitor 10s of thousands of hosts  * Building next-generation Virtual Private Cloud network security features to power some of the most secure websites on the planet  * Scaling a platform health feature to millions of datapoints using Graphite and Cassandra
Take a peek at http://bit.ly/acquiajobs or write me at andrew[dot]kenney[at]acquia[dot]com

jameshowardwang 23 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA: Active Mind Technology / GAME GOLF -- http://www.gamegolf.com/jobs

Do you love golf? Do you want a job in tech where you can live and breathe golf every day -- to create easier and better ways to track your stats, to compete with your friends, to analyze your game, and to connect every golfer and golf fan on the planet? If so, then Active Mind Technology is the place for you.

We are a lean and scrappy group of software and hardware folks, revolutionizing the way sports are played and analyzed with next-generation wearable products, starting with golf. We launched our first product GAME GOLF at the PGA Show, with support from PGA players (Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk), Apple retail stores, the PGA and Golf Channel, and a few of the largest sporting goods stores.

Were looking for experienced engineers, (front-end, back-end, iOS, Android), as well as data scientists, product managers, designers, and an RTOS expert for our wearable tech. Our platform is built on Java, PostgreSQL, PHP, and AngularJS. This is a small team so be prepared to hit the ground running!

We are hiring ASAP for full-time in San Francisco only. Our office is on Townsend near the Caltrain. Please contact jobs@gameyourgame.com with inquiries. Were also on AngelList and Facebook if you want to find out more.

jschub 22 hours ago 0 replies      
REDI Technologies (http://www.redi.com)


Locations :: New York, NY and Dallas (Frisco), Texas

Background :: Our mission is to make trading better. REDI is a startup (10 months old) dedicated to taking an already successful trading platform to the next level. As a tech company that operates in the financial trading industry, we have a very different perspective and approach. Our next-generation platform is focused on building a community for the buy-side, sell-side, and technology providers, bridging the Wall Street and the FinTech startup spaces. We take a highly open and collaborative approach to building our technology (everything from C++, Java, .NET, Ruby, Angular, NodeJS, Chef, PostgreSQL, etc). We need individuals with a passion for technology, and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software across the desktop, web, and mobile contexts. Financial knowledge is not required, but a strong engineering mindset and razor-sharp problem solving skills are a must.

Roles (FULL-TIME, H1B, VISA supported) :: - Software Engineers

  - DevOps Engineers  - Test Engineers  - Product Managers
We'd love to hear from you. Send any inquiries or resumes to: jobs@redi.com

- Josh (CTO)

joshcrowder 1 day ago 0 replies      
Serious Fox - www.seriousfox.co.uk, London (Remote OK)

Serious Fox is a Design & Development boutique based in Shoreditch, London. We deliver web and mobile applications for clients of all sizes from small startups to large corporations.

We're currently looking for designers and front end developers to work on some amazing projects if you're interested in these types of things you'll love it here :)

About usWe're a small team of 6 founded in 2009 we're bootstrapped and proud! We cherry pick our clients and projects so everyone is happy and know one is stretched too thin.

If you're interested in finding out more drop me a line

Josh - josh@seriousfox.co.uk

simonswords82 1 day ago 0 replies      

We're looking for a full time C# .Net developer to work on our snazzy HR app http://www.staffsquared.com

You can find the job description here: https://docs.google.com/a/atlascs.co.uk/document/d/18eK0mqg7...

We're located just outside of London in Essex, United Kingdom.

If you're interested, just drop me a line on simon@staffsquared.com

hugo_smsgrupp 1 day ago 1 reply      
SMSgrupp, Stockholm, Sweden. Android-, iOS- and Backend Developer

Group messaging startup with 10 developers and offices on three continents looking for mobile app and backend developers. Given the small size of our team, you will be a critical part of the company.

Supertext is a new and exciting chat app with a very competitive advantage that no other chat app has: Full integration and relations with the Telecom operators enabling the app to break out of the silos that chat apps are limited to and deliver a hybrid of SMS and regular chat apps.

Supertext is based on SMSgrupp which is a mature SMS-based communcation tool that works on all mobile phones, regardless of model or age. SMSgrupp is rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

The main quality wed like to see in a candidate is simply the ability to ship solid, professionally written and maintainable code. And enjoy doing it. If you have apps in the Market, and a proven track record of delivering quality code that stirs a developers admiration, that counts for more than any number of impressive degrees.

We look for: Solid knowledge of tools and language Strong understanding of software engineering principles and object-oriented concepts. Pride in writing simple and beautiful code. Product sensibility and understanding of interaction design. A sense of humor and a light heart.

Our new offices are situated near the water in central Stockholm, at Gtgatan just beside Slussen.If this piques your interest, drop us a mail at jobs at smsgrupp dot se. We would love to hear from you!

myleshenderson 1 day ago 0 replies      
SmartBIM (http://www.smartbim.com) Atlanta, GA REMOTE

About SmartBIM:We are creating innovative new tools that let architects, engineers, designers, owners, and contractors to tap into the full potential of building information modeling (BIM) and we need bright, energetic people to contribute in a team environment to deliver best in class BIM content creation, management, distribution and discovery capabilities.

The job:

-You will be the in-house indexing expert

-You will create and enhance the next generation of our index services. These services are written in C# on top of Elasticsearch and are used by our internal and public facing applications to view and manipulate data.

-You will drive future iterations of the index and take us to where we need to be in regards to index services functionality and index structure and content.

About the technical side:

-We use git, write tests, do regular code reviews, do sprints, have daily standups, and value our time off.

-We have a mix of systems, written in a variety of languages.

-We are building the next version of our infrastructure in C#.

About you:-You have significant Elasticsearch, Lucene, or Solr experience. This won't be your first large index project.

-You are a senior level Java or C# programmer who will enjoy programming in C# on a day-to-day basis.

-You thrive working in a collaborative environment.

Please contact myles.henderson@smartbim.com.

harob 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Liftoff - Menlo Park, CA - Visa transfers OK

We are building a sustainable engine of growth for mobile app companies, by solving the problem of connecting users with the mobile apps that they will actually value. We're tackling this by leveraging programmatic advertising and state-of-the-art machine learning.

Why join us?

- We are solving the toughest problem facing every mobile app today: effective user growth.

- We are building a technology-centric company that can solve tech challenges previously considered insurmountable.

- We optimize for sustainable developer productivity by hiring for smarts and adaptability and using the right tools for each job (e.g. Clojure, Go, Ansible, Vowpal Wabbit, AWS).

- We have the nimbleness, transparency and personal impact of an early-stage 11-person startup, combined with the funding, revenue and long-term thinking of a later-stage one.

We are hiring generalist engineers (ML experience is a plus), Data Scientists and marketing. Email me at careers@liftoff.io if you are interested in talking.

steilpass 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Catalyst Zero / TBD - Cologne, Germany

We are starting a new product company targeted at developers. Currently looking for - Software Engineer - Devops Engineer- UX Designer / Frontend Developer

Details here: http://catalyst-zero.com/we-are-hiring

Ping me via http://twitter.com/luebken or matthias@catalyst-zero.com.

dkuebric 18 hours ago 0 replies      
AppNeta - Boston, MA and Providence, RI

It's getting harder and harder for developers to deliver a consistent experience to their users. That's why we're working on making the internet faster for everyone. This isn't a job for just anyone we're looking for people who are passionate about performance of all kinds. If you're passionate about technology, performance, and transforming how people write applications on the web, get in touch with us.

We're hiring, fueled by growth, for a number of positions:

* Python/JavaScript hackers to work on our D3-based visualization frontend

* Technical Product Manager (if you're a web dev who's looking to get into product, this is the role for you)

* UX/Design leader

More information: http://dev.appneta.com/jobs/

Or just shoot us a resume: devjobs@appneta.com

vsergeev 1 day ago 0 replies      
Kumu Networks - Santa Clara, CA - http://kumunetworks.com/

Kumu Networks is revolutionizing the way wireless systems are built using an innovative full-duplex wireless design that its co-founders developed in their research at Stanford. Wireless full-duplex allows a radio to transmit and receive signals at the same time and on the same frequency channel. Kumu's patent pending full-duplex technology changes the basic assumptions on which current wireless radios are built, allowing for improved performance and reduced complexity across a variety of wireless devices and markets.

We're looking for well-rounded systems programmers with an embedded systems, C, Linux, and networking background. Fluency in Python and Git workflows are big pluses. In addition, we're looking for software engineers with a background in cellular stacks, and algorithms scientists with a background in optimization. See more information on open positions here: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/kumunetworks.Apply on jobscore or email resumes and/or questions to jobs@kumunetworks.com. Please mention Hacker News!

This is a well-funded technology startup with a small team, a highly cross-disciplinary environment, and a very concrete mission. Help us change the future of wireless!

hadilaasi 1 day ago 0 replies      
*Stylect (http://stylectapp.com) *

We're hiring a Fulltime Python Developer in London (REMOTE is okay).

We're a small, fun team that's trying to change how people shop on mobile. We're backed by a top VC in London and were featured by Apple as a 'best new app' in over a hundred countries and are getting some incredible traction. Our team has previously worked for Rocket Internet, Dafiti, Techstars and Pixelmator. We've got strong domain expertise in the area and believe that there's a massive opportunity in the space.

You'll be working on core projects on day 1 and once you're familiar with the source, expect to be leading key projects. You'll be challenged constantly as we keep pushing the boundaries of what a 'simple' app can do (algorithms, image analysis etc..).

We're also quite open about our numbers and our plans, so please drop us a line (hadi@stylectapp.com) and lets chat. Coffee is on us :).

P.S: We're willing to be flexible for STRONG candidates because our biggest priority is to build an amazing team.

GoedelTruk 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Vienna, Austria - full time front-end enthusiast

(local in Vienna, the city with the best quality of life in the world http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/austria/972...)

We, nextSociety Inc want to help people find and connect to the subset of their social network contacts that is actually relevant to them.

To achieve this we need people that like hard challenges, want to work with cutting edge natural language processing and machine learning tools, and know that to deliver value to the customer even the loftiest algorithms have to be glued together with solid software craftsmanship.

We are a Java shop with the frontend written in Backbone for fast prototyping, but strongly believe that real programming talent is not language bound.

We have an office in the center of Vienna in walking distance to innumerable bars and pubs, regular happy hours and regularly host guest start ups to cooperate and learn from each other.

If you are interested or know someone who is, shoot me (ben@nextsociety.com) a mail, recruiters shouldn't bother.

jkempe11 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Twenty20 - http://www.twenty20.com - Los Angeles, CA

We're building the premier artistic photography community and marketplace on the web. Besides giving artists (mostly mobile photographers) a place to get exposure, gain recognition, and hone their craft, we also provide a place for them to sell their work. We've always printed physical products (canvases, framed prints, phone cases, etc), and now we're launching a digital service.

Brands and advertisers have wanted to get their hands on authentic, artistic user-generated content for a long time, and we're finally providing them with a way to get it!

We're hiring a product designer. We'd like to find someone with rich experience in designing native mobile apps, with a tendency towards awesome UX and an eye for great visual design as well. You can find the job description here: http://twenty20.theresumator.com/apply/Xdz6YE/Product-Design...

Feel free to email me. I'm our internal recruiter. My email is john@twenty20.com

kdavari 18 hours 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  - Schema Designers  - Data Analysts  - Product Managers  - Product Designers
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, etc. -----

jacinda 22 hours ago 1 reply      
Doctor On Demand - http://www.doctorondemand.com/San Francisco (SoMa), CA

We have current openings for full-stack and front-end engineers (particularly with experience building single-page applications), as well as customer support and marketing positions.

Doctor On Demand is a recently launched startup in the mobile health space. Our app allows users to connect to a real, US-licensed doctors for immediate consultation via video chat. We prevent unnecessary in-person doctor visits while helping doctors make extra money. We have strategic relationships that provide massive advantages in reaching millions of US consumers.

We've raised venture capital from top-tier investors including Andreessen / Horowitz, Google Ventures, Venrock, Shasta and some fantastic angels. Our founders also have an excellent track record of building great companies.

Working at Doctor On Demand is a unique opportunity to join an incredibly well positioned start-up that is driving meaningful social good: we provide better access to primary care for all Americans.

jngiam 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Coursera - Mountain View CA, Full Time

Our team is working hard to empower people through education. If you are looking for an amazing team of smart and fun people on a great mission, come talk to us.We are looking for software engineers (mobile, product, infrastructure, devops), engineering leaders, data scientists, designers, ux researchers, product managers, communication managers, and more.



https://tech.coursera.org/ [Tech Blog]

https://www.coursera.org/about/people [Meet the Team!]

https://medium.com/engineering-leadership/c91989eca3fb [Culture at Coursera]

jeffschenck 20 hours ago 0 replies      
CHEWSE - San Francisco, CA - Full Time

We're Chewse, and we're bringing taste to office lunches. We believe good food is a powerful force for uniting people, and we want to wield it to build stronger communities everywhere.

We are a young startup and a small, passionate team that's hungry to tackle really big problems. We're located in a work loft in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. We have a kitchen. (And we like to use it.)

We're hiring for two positions:

FULL-STACK ENGINEER: https://www.chewse.com/jobs/full-stack-engineer/

JAVASCRIPT ENGINEER: https://www.chewse.com/jobs/javascript-engineer/

If you're passionate about good food and good people, reach out I'm eager to hear from you!

jack7890 1 day ago 0 replies      
SeatGeek New York, NY Full Time We're a search engine for tickets and live events. Think "Kayak for sports/music/theater tickets."

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/

Android Engineer Our Android app is at a nascent stage, with just one fulltime engineer working on it. Our iOS app is used by millions; we want our Android app to get there too. We're looking for someone to help make that happen: https://seatgeek.com/jobs/android_developer

kateegb 15 hours ago 0 replies      
InstaEDU (www.instaedu.com) - San Francisco, CA

We're a 25-person education startup in downtown San Francisco looking to add to our team.InstaEDU is the biggest marketplace for online tutoring. As more education moves online and video and collaboration technologies reach a point where they can properly replace in-person learning, we see an enormous opportunity to reach a much wider category of students. Weve been growing quickly and were recently acquired by Chegg. http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/03/chegg-acquires-online-tutor...

Were hiring for...- iOS engineer- Senior Android Engineer- Senior Platform Engineer - DevOps Engineer- Senior Data Engineer- Senior Algorithm Engineer

Tech stack includes Django, Node.js (for real-time messages and notifications, our collaborative IDE, and EtherPad Lite), Postgres, Redis, Gunicorn, HAProxy, Nginx, RabbitMQ, and Celery on the back-end, and mostly Backbone + Marionette on the front-end. We use Ubuntu as our server OS, Nagios for monitoring, and Graphite/StatsD for dashboards.

Benefits of working at InstaEDU include: close-knit team all passionate about the product we're creating, weekly catered lunches and fully stocked kitchen, 401K, Medical, dental, and vision insurance, weekly Friday happy hour and monthly team events (Wine tasting trips, Giants games...)

Feel free to ping me at kate (at) instaedu (dot) com if you want to learn more. You can also apply here: http://www.chegg.com/jobs/listings

We want to hear from you!

paulaminc 1 day ago 0 replies      
BOSTON Full-timeXamarin is hiring Release Engineer http://xamarin.com/jobs/oV5xYfwf

Come join the team in the Boston office! Xamarin is redefining cross-platform mobile development by unifying fully native app development for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows in a single C#-based platform!

Email me (paula@xamarin.com) if you have questions!

clevep 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Livingly Media - San Carlos, California (30 miles south of San Francisco)


We will help cover relocation costs if you want to come to the Bay Area. We are open to H1B.

We are hiring junior and senior full stack engineers.

Day to day we work with Python/Django, MySQL, iOS, JS, CSS, HTML, Sphinx, among others. All positions are on-site and full time.

We are a tech driven media company with large traffic and a very small, tight-knit team. Our 3 websites receive 40 million unique viewers a month and we currently have 5 engineers.

You will ship a lot of code, you will build a lot of new features, and a lot of people will use what you build! That is not recruiter BS; I am an engineer on the team. If you love to build stuff and you can program, you will enjoy this.

Feel free to email me personally at cleve@livingly.com! Let me know you're from Hacker News!

No freelancers or firms, please.

mindweather 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Next Big Sound - http://nextbigsound.com

Looking for backend engineers, who love data.

At Next Big Sound, you get to pick what you work on, whom you worth with, and where you work.

We've open-sourced our "policies":http://github.com/nextbigsoundinc/The-Way-We-Work

A bit about the way we work:http://making.nextbigsound.com/post/88680367993/iterating-on...

Our stack:http://highscalability.com/blog/2014/1/28/how-next-big-sound...

natehark 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Smartsheet - Bellevue, WA

Smartsheet.com is an enterprise-ready cloud app for work management and collaboration used by more than 40,000 businesses in over 160 countries. Smartsheet recently won Seattle Business Magazine's Best Midsize Company to Work For award. http://seattlebusinessmag.com/article/100-best-companies-wor...

We have several open technical positions, including Senior and Lead Software Engineers, Systems Engineer, Mobile (Android) developers, and QA Engineer. Smartsheet.com is built with a variety of technologies including Java, JavaScript, MySQL, RabbitMQ, and Redis.

See: http://www.smartsheet.com/careers

conceptlogic 23 hours ago 0 replies      
VictorOps - Boulder, CO

We're looking for a mid to senior-level front-end web developer to work on our devops alerting platform and www (wordpress) site. Should have experience with JavaScript app development using Backbone or similar, jQuery, strong understanding of the DOM, AJAX, and RESTful APIs. We also make use of SCSS, websockets, and Lo-Dash on the front-end, as well as Git for version control.

Bonus points for: * OOCSS, SMACSS * Front-end optimization techniques * Mobile web dev * An interest in usability and the overall experience

We're offering: * A competitive salary, generous benefits, and equity * The opportunity to work on issues that have a direct impact on our success * The chance to join a fun and hard-working team, with room to grow * A collaborative, open work environment at our new office in the heart of downtown Boulder * New hardware of your choice, free snacks, and beer on tap


anthonyu 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Venice Beach (Los Angeles), CA:

Snapchat is hiring!

We offer amazing benefits, cool offices right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, two meals daily by our private chef, and a seat on the rocket ship. We are incredibly well funded, yet still retain the social startup vibe.

We are looking for full-time, local, generalist coders, front-end web devs, and data scientists. Please be smart, have a strong background in computer science, strong coding skills, and a passion to get great things done.

Apply via [http://grnh.se/4v8agh], and feel free to ping me directly if you have any questions or need anything. My email is 'anthony' followed by the at sign and my company's domain name.

EmilLondon 1 day ago 0 replies      
Citymapper (London, UK) - Help build the world's most loved urban navigation app!


We're looking for great people first and foremost, but especially the following roles:

- Lead DevOps engineer (Python, AWS, Salt)

You will be responsible for our platform in the cloud.

This isnt a systems administrator role. You will shape the tool chain, deliver features, and ensure that the moving parts of our system can communicate.

Experience with Python and AWS required.

- Experienced Android and iOS developers

Were reimagining mobile UIs for finding the best ways to get around cities. Were looking for mobile developers who both care deeply about the little big details of mobile interfaces, and who know the grotty implementation details required to make things work across a range of device types.

If youre looking for a project that improves peoples lives on a daily basis, if you want to craft elegant and fun UIs out of the tangled thicket of transportation options, or if you have a passion for public transportation, get in touch!

If youre interested, please contact me at emil@citymapper.com

jadelus 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Lyve Minds is a young energetic startup, having just successfully shipped our v1 product (which is already gaining great reviews on Amazon). We are based in the heart of Silicon Valley in Cupertino California.

We are an AWS shop practicing DevOps techniques supporting iOS, Android, PC and Mac clients. We are looking for a engineers who want to be part of an exciting well-funded startup experience, including international growth.

This is an opportunity to work alongside Apple and Netflix veterans deploying and managing the most modern highly scalable Cassandra-based infrastructure capable of handling petabytes of precious consumer data (life memories) that is changing the world for our users.

More details at https://www.mylyve.com/careers

For Service Engineering positions please reach out to John Adelus at jadelus@lyveminds.com.

For Client Software positions please reach out to Ain McKendrick at ain@lyveminds.com.

jasonshah1233 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Mediafly is hiring passionate backend, frontend, and QA engineers in Chicago to grow our team. We have pioneered Mobile Apps as a Service for some of the largest F500 customers in the world, and are looking to grow our team to match our incredible revenue growth.

Backend engineer: http://www.mediafly.com/careers/back-end-engineer/

Frontend engineer: http://www.mediafly.com/careers/front-end-engineer/

QA engineer: http://www.mediafly.com/careers/qa-engineer/

Looking forward to hearing from you!

joelfgs 23 hours ago 1 reply      
For Goodness Sake, LLC (Local preferred, Remote considered)

Seeking: Front End Developer & Full Stack Engineer

Technologies: Angular, Foundation, Spring MVC, on AWS

We're an early stage funded startup in stealth mode and we're building an experiential mobile web app to help break through the stigma, shame and misconceptions around sex. Its what The Joy of Sex could have been if it had today's leading edge tech behind it.No generation thinks theyre repressed its only in hindsight that we see how taboos in previous generations were keeping individuals and couples from living fully. We feel its our duty to future generations to move the conversation forward, even if doing so ruffles some feathers.

For more details: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/57608/full-stack-devel...

Come join our team! Email me directly at joel@fgsake.org.


beliu 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Sourcegraph is hiring programmers.

We are a team of 4 in San Francisco building a better way to search and explore code. Sourcegraph indexes 100,000s of open source libraries. It lets you browse fully linked code, see live usage examples of how other projects and people are using a given function, and quickly find documentation. Check it out for yourself at https://sourcegraph.com.

We're looking for programmers who are passionate about open source and who can jump into any part of our codebase and make a strong contribution to our product.

As a member of our team, you will engage with users, design and implement new functionality (front-end, back-end, language analysis), help drive product direction, contribute to open-source libraries, and evangelize our product and mission.

Come help us improve the state of our own craft and make code more accessible and open. Shoot us an email at hiring@sourcegraph.com with your resume and background.

xpextend 21 hours ago 0 replies      
XpExtend is looking to contract someone (remote or local) for helping us build our new startup http://www.xpextend.com/. We're an early-stage startup who has angel funding and are keeping the 300-500 million Windows XP users up-to-date with security and performance updates.

Our company consists of individuals who have worked for critical private industry and governments, providing zero-day fixes with only raw x86/64 to work with.

Our current website runs on Web2py with Nginx and MySQL. Our client/server software is written in C and C++ (Qt). I'm looking for a talented individual/team who can do frontend and backend web development in a very small team environment with lots of autonomy and trust.

If you want to join a company doing something way out of the ordinary, please contact us at jobs@xpextend.com.

miles932 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Google - Mountain View, CA or REMOTECloud Platform Solutions Architects


Are you a person who likes defining and designing products that solve real problems? Do you have experience in product management in the enterprise software space, particularly in the area of cloud computing? Do you want to come up with innovative solutions to problems that affect some of the largest companies and industries globally? Do you want to join one of the fastest growing groups within Google and make a huge difference? If you answered "yes" to all these questions, lets talk.


URL: https://www.google.com/about/careers/search#!t=jo&jid=384650...

nuc 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Backend or frontend developer at moviepilot.com Berlin, Germany Full time

We make a webpage called moviepilot.com using chaplin.js, backbone.js, node.js, express.js, puppet, nginx, varnish, rails, mysql, elasticsearch, rabbitmq, neo4j and couchDB.

Were looking for a backend and a frontend developer who enjoys using this stack, loves movies, doesnt mind our coffee eccentric team members and is an all-round nice person. Were a bunch of developer girls and guys from Brazil, Germany, Greece, Poland, Russia and UK, and we often sit in our beautiful Berlin office with golden walls (seriously) directly at U-Mehringdamm in Kreuzberg.

A bit more about moviepilot:

Moviepilot is the fastest growing movie fan community in the world. We have a core readership of 14 million fans and an audience of over 27 million spread across 13 Facebook pages. We're creating the world's best place for fans to talk about movies.

Interested? Get in touch! giorgos@moviepilot.com

lm741 22 hours ago 0 replies      
KarmicLabs: Payment Cards as a Service - fulltime SF

We're building a SaaS service that lets small businesses issue configurable expense/purchasing cards to their employees. Cardholders can use our mobile app to handle receipt capture and expense reporting during transactions (instead of at the end of the month) or request approval for budget changes and large purchases. By issuing the cards ourselves (over the existing payment networks) we can get significantly more data and expose more control parameters than we could by linking to existing cards.

We recently raised our first round and are looking to make our second and third fulltime engineering hires. We've got interesting problems involving security, authentication, fraud detection, and user interfaces.

Stack includes: Python3, AWS, Ansible, AngularJS, SCSS, Redis, and PostgreSQL.

Email (compressed with zlib): eJxLzijKLNauyslMcshOLMrNTM5JTCrWS87PBQB/Mwm8

dmitrig01 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Branch Metrics, Palo Alto, CA. We are an early-stage VC-backed startup which helps apps grow their user base organically through a mobile referral SDK. We're working right now on building a dashboard to view analytics data from our system.

Our stack:

    - Servers in Node.js, backed by Postgres    - Deployment on AWS with Ansible    - iOS SDK in Objective-C and Android SDK in Java
Our team: 2 coders, 1 sales/operations, 1 sales/design

What we're looking for:

    - HTML/CSS knowledge with an eye for design    - advanced JavaScript skill    - self-directed, good communicator    - full-time employee willing to work out of our Palo Alto office
What you get:

    - competitive salary + equity    - the opportunity to come in as employee #1 and take ownership of a critical part of our infrastructure
If you're interested, I'd love to talk - dmitri@branchmetrics.io.

Theranos 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Theranos - Palo Alto

/* Thank you all for the comments related to the recent Fortune article - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7951019 Did you watch the video? http://fortune.com/video/2014/06/19/take-the-blood-leave-the... */

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 within 6-12 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 postive impact in healthcare. Also looking for embedded, iOS & Android developers. Find out how Theranos can help you take patient care to the next level.

VISA & Relo assistance (within US) - Sorry No remote.

For more about each position: http://www.theranos.com/careers/software-development

email michaelw at theranos dot com

hungryblank 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Contentful - https://www.contentful.com - Berlin, Germany (VISA)

We are hiring for several full time positions:

1. Android Developer - http://contentful.workable.com/jobs/7793

2. Dev Ops - http://contentful.workable.com/jobs/8221

3. JavaScript Developer - http://contentful.workable.com/jobs/2980

4. Ruby / Rails Developer - http://contentful.workable.com/jobs/2954

5. Elasticsearch / Lucene Engineer - http://contentful.workable.com/jobs/2957

rfzabick 1 day ago 0 replies      
Nokia/HERE (Formerly Navteq) Chicago

As an organization, we have a long history with map data. Now were looking at interesting ways to use it to change driving. Cars of the future (and present) have onboard computers, tons of sensors, and internet connections over the cell network. If you could hook that up to our map data, you could do some really cool things.

To see what were up to, check outhttp://360.here.com/tag/connected-driving/

Were looking for strong Java developers and strong testers to make this happen. Were building on AWS, so experience there is a plus.

The things Ive enjoyed most since starting here a few months ago:

- Interesting problem space

- Interesting tech stack

- I get to wear sandals to work

- Team running group that goes for a run together every Wednesday morning before lunch

- Company gym

- Quickly-growing team

- Good medical insurance coverage

Interested? Questions? Email me at roman.zabicki@here.com I'd love to talk to you.

dylnclrk 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Indiegogo - San Francisco, CA - Full Time Software Engineer (mobile & web)


Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

We are looking to grow our engineering team with engineers of all sorts web (rails/angular), iOS, Android and generalists are encouraged to apply.

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

Mynar 1 day ago 0 replies      
Keplar Agency - Amsterdam, Netherlands - INTERN - Full time or Freelance

Keplar Agency is looking for a fulltime or freelance Ruby on Rails developer and/or trainee. We make a lot of sites for large events such as A State of Trance 2014, Amsterdam Music Festival, I Am Hardwell, etc. We also make sites and apps (iOS and Android) for other companies.

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)

AndreLG 18 hours ago 0 replies      
UBER (https://www.uber.com/)Backend Engineer- Python- San Francisco, CA

Do you want to write code code that actually enhances peoples lives? You will be right at home at Uber. Our back-end infrastructure deals with a wide breadth of business logic: fare calculation, geographical and product configuration, push and SMS notifications, payment transactions, fraud prevention, etc. Were constantly learning how to better adapt it to our rapidly evolving business environment while scaling out massively.

Full listing here: http://grnh.se/ke7ria

bowenli 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Curriculet - Full Time - San Francisco, CA - http://curriculet.com

Curriculet enables students to read more deeply and teachers to teach better in their classrooms. We're an online reading platform that allows teachers to embed lesson plans on top of books, articles, other texts. Our team is made up of former educators and startup veterans. You'll be joining a well funded company that is <10 people.

Senior Software Engineer:

* Smart, motivated, ready to build something that isn't another todo app

* Ruby on Rails experience preferred, but not required

Senior iOS or Android Engineer:

* We're looking for someone with experience that is ready to lead mobile development

Introduce yourself here: jobs+hn@curriculet.com

optaros 1 day ago 0 replies      
Optaros is a leading eCommerce services firm based in Boston, MA, with offices in Austin, Boston, San Francisco and Bucharest, Romania. Some of our clients, including Rue La La, Macys, and Nestle, and we work on platforms like hybris, Magento, and Demandware.

We are recruiting for a number of roles, such as Tech Lead, Tech Architect, UX Lead, and Sr. UX Developer.


Technical Lead Boston (https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.a...)

We're looking for technologists with deep Java experience including Hibernate, Spring, and MVC, with experience in consulting. This position is based out of Boston, MA with around 30% travel.


Technical Lead/Architect Austin (https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.a...)

We're looking for technologists with deep Java experience including Hibernate, Spring, and MVC, with experience in consulting. This position is based out of Austin, TX with around 30% travel.


UX Development Lead Boston (https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.a...)

We're looking for technical strength (html5, css3, JavaScript, jquery and skilled in backbone or another similar framework) and at least 2 years of leadership experience. Knowledge of Ecommerce and a consultative approach is also a must. This position is based out of Boston, MA with around 30% travel.


Sr. UX Developer Austin (https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.a...)

We're looking for technical strength (html5, css3, JavaScript, jquery and skilled in backbone or another similar framework), strong communication skills and a consultatitive approach. This position is based out of Austin, TX with around 30% travel.

dberg 1 day ago 0 replies      
Huffington Post - NYC

Scala, Angular, Software Engineer(Data)

Huffington Post is becoming a global media platform. With editions in 12 countries now, HuffPost is rebuilding and expanding its platform on a massive scale.

We are looking for strong FE and BE engineers, ideally with either Scala or AngularJS experience or with a strong background in building Data backed platforms, who like working on and building massively scalable and concurrent systems.

The Huffington Post has spent 2014 focusing on rebuilding and re-platforming its technology stack to prepare for its continual global growth (leveraging mostly Play2, Akka, Angular). A whole new set of APIs, new publishing platforms and an entirely new Realtime Data infrastructure are part of what we are working on.

If interested, apply here http://boards.greenhouse.io/thehuffingtonpost#.U7K78I1dW1H

drr1sch 1 day ago 0 replies      
Knewton - fulltime in NYC.

Knewton is on a mission to personalize education for students around the world. Education companies worldwide use the Knewton infrastructure platform to power course materials that dynamically adapt to each students unique needs.

At Knewton, we use small, cross-functional teams to solve difficult challenges with real-world implications. Teams comprise a range of technical, mathematical, educational, and design specialists unified by a passion for improving education.

Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City and London. Investments top $105M from well-known angel investors plus Accel, Bessemer, First Round Capital, Firstmark, Founders Fund, GSV, and Atomico.

Apply online or email me at DR@Knewton.com


winton 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Bleacher Report, San Francisco - http://bleacherreport.com

We are a sports media site that is revolutionizing journalism. We are the 2nd largest sports site (right behind ESPN) and a top 30 web site, reaching 80 million unique users per month. We love technology, we love to learn, and we love to have fun.

We are primarily a Ruby shop, but as we implement a service oriented architecture, we use increasingly diverse technologies. These technologies include Rails, Node.js, Redis, PostgreSQL, Backbone, Marionette, Docker, DynamoDB, Elastic MapReduce, Redshift, and more.

See our listings at http://eng.bleacherreport.com/jobs

dmvaldman 22 hours ago 0 replies      
https://famo.us San Francisco, CA

nerd out on web apps. e-mail me if interested (in profile).

silverthorn 16 hours ago 0 replies      
SF [not remote] - Angaza - http://www.angazadesign.com/

Angaza is tackling both global poverty and climate change through a single focus: building a new energy economy for the billion+ people in off-grid markets. These markets are leapfrogging conventional centralized energy generation, becoming the center of development for the distributed renewable systems that will replace it. Software for integrated metering, finance, and payments makes this development possible.

Angaza is hiring a software engineer to join our team in San Francisco. Your challenges may include extending and scaling our backend platform for payments and analytics; taking our HTML5+JS frontend to the next level; designing synchronization protocols for highly constrained channels; squeezing DSP code into fewer bytes than this paragraph; and traveling occasionally to field sites across the world.

If hired, you will become part of a small team creating a new approach to energy in emerging markets. You will receive both a salary and an equity stake in the company. See http://www.angazadesign.com/jobs/software-engineer/ and contact us at careers@angazadesign.com.

clehman2014 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Raleigh/Durham, NC - Zift Solutions

* Senior Software Engineer: http://www.ziftsolutions.com/careers/senior-software-enginee.... We're a small team of 5 devs doing some exciting things, looking to add a few new members. Technologies we use: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Apache Cordova, Spring MVC based REST services, Hibernate. Everything hosted in AWS.

* Other positions as well: see all listings at http://www.ziftsolutions.com/careers/

Apply to the email address on the job listing. Mention Hacker News.

crdb 1 day ago 0 replies      
Location: Singapore (PR, citizen or VISA) or REMOTE

Zalora is (still) hiring Haskellers, DevOps engineers and data scientists. We sell clothing online in 7 Asian countries, are almost three years old and raised several hundred million dollars.

We don't save the world, but we have millions of happy customers. There's interesting challenges that come from trying to rewrite a codebase in a purely functional style and from coping with operations in countries speaking different languages, selling a hundred thousand distinct SKUs. Singapore's a nice, warm place with low taxes, cheap cost of living and a highly functional first world government and infrastructure, but if you want to stay in your farm in Sweden and work remotely, that's also OK.

Apply via http://jobs.zalora.com/

theflow 1 day ago 0 replies      
Podio - https://podio.com - Copenhagen, Denmark (REMOTE possible, international OK)

Millions of people all over the world are trapped using archaic tools and unfriendly software to get their work done. We want to change that.

We're hiring for multiple positions (https://jobs.podio.com), but specifically we're looking for a

* Site Reliability Engineer

When things go right, you'll play a crucial role in the rapid development and deployment of features. And when things go wrong, you'll help us recover and build even safer services.


killertypo 20 hours ago 1 reply      
Robert Half (for corporate)

We're looking for a front end developer that has SharePoint expertise, strong understanding of HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3, and has worked on global enterprise level websites.

We specialize in C# development; however, also have a strong open source presence, developing in Python and Java.

We currently have a Software Engineer II (front end web) position open:


aldobriano 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Yiftee - Menlo Park, CA

We're hiring AngularJS Developers! Learn more here:-http://yiftee.com/YifteeJobDescFrontEndEngineer.pdf

We're a series A backed startup, disrupting the $110b gift card market. We are looking for a front end developer to join our engineering team.

This is a full time position located at the Yiftee headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, walking distance from the Caltrain station. Compensation includes stock and salary.

grdeken 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Grapevine, Boston, MA. http://www.grapevinelogic.com

We're a profitable, seed funded, fast-growing MassChallenge finalist looking for a lead designer to join our team.

Grapevine brings advocates and brands together to execute large-scale marketing campaigns through a powerful end-to-end marketing & audience analytics platform. Hundreds of brands rely on Grapevine to create compelling, trustworthy, and original content reaching millions of engaged consumers every day.


keithcircleup 22 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco / Remote ok - Sr. Software Engineer @CircleUp


Backed by Google Ventures and other prominent VC's. The team at CircleUp is building a new kind of investment platform that is changing how entrepreneurs all across the country build their businesses.

Our tech stack is Python/Django/MySQL on the backend (we're starting to get some pretty amazing results with Machine Learning in Python as well) and Javascript/jQuery & SASS on the Frontend (we're experimenting with AngularJS there).

scottluptowski 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Handybook - http://www.handybook.com - New York City

Handybook is the easiest way to book home cleaning and home services. At Handybook we're empowering real people to improve their lives while disrupting the home services industry.

We're looking for:

* Full Stack Engineers - AWS, Rails, Redis, Sidekiq and MySQL on the backend. Transitioning the front end to Angular.

* Android Developers


vimeojobs 1 day ago 0 replies      
Vimeo - NY, NY


2013: The Year We Did More Cool Stuff - https://vimeo.com/82576921


-Director, Data Engineering


-Engineer, Payments (#vindicia, #braintree, #paypal)

-API Engineer (Cameo)

-Lead Engineer, iOS (Cameo)

-Senior Designer


-VP, Audience Development

-Director, Brand Partnerships

-Senior Manager, Curation (VOD)

Stuff we use: PHP, Python, MySQL, Mongo, Redis, AWS, Solr, Hadoop, nginx, node, Vertica. And pretty much any mobile platform.

Feel free to reach out: tyler at vimeo dot com.

mokit 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Leuven, Belgium, Europe.

wieni.be > websites for cool clientslivingconcert.com > Airbnb for concerts in your house

2X PHP DEVELOPER (JUNIOR OR SENIOR LEVEL)You're a pimp in PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Drupal, Symfony or BackboneYou build smart & powerful internet applicationsYou work in GITYou get a fulltime job & a lot of oppurtunites

2X FRONTEND DEVELOPER (JUNIOR OR SENIOR LEVEL)You write SASS, CSS3, HTML5 & JavascriptYou're focussed on UX, performance & creativityYou work in GITYou build rich internet applications within an awesome frontend teamYou get a fulltime job & a lot of oppurtunites

garysieling 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Blue Bell, PAWingspan has a variety of document management products for companies in regulated industries.

We're looking for junior or senior software developers - Scala / C#. Experience with Sharepoint or Postgres also a big plus.

We're also looking for operations folks interested in devops (puppet).

Interested? contact gsieling@wingspan.com

meifamous 1 day ago 0 replies      
Famo.us | Full Time | SoMa, San Francisco | Hiring for Engineer & Product Marketing Managers

Not yet listed: we are hiring engineering leads and head of cloud services, platform, and product. If you don't see something that fits please email hiring(at)famo.us



We are reinventing web apps from first principles.

Front-end: if physics, UI, 3D modeling is your thing, give us a look.

Back-end: if tooling, performance testing, CI and code releasing, distribution is your thing, give us a look.

sikakkar 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Front Row Education (https://www.frontrowed.com/) - San Francisco, Fulltime

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

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

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

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

NationBuilder 18 hours ago 0 replies      
NationBuilder, Senior Ruby Engineers, Los Angeles- CANationBuilder is an online Community Organizing System built by a world-class team dedicated to empowering a new generation of leaders and creators with the tools they need to create a new world.

Were currently hiring great software developers to join our core and web systems teams in Los Angeles. We will relocate folks, so if youve ever wanted to live in LA, this is probably the best opportunity youll get. (And if you never considered living in LA well convince you that its the greatest city to live in.)

Our driving force as a company is to empower organizers to make the world a better place, and we do this by creating a powerful product with a great customer experience.

As a team we are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will push code within minutes of a customer reporting a problem, and our entire process is set up for rapid iteration and agile development.

On our core and web systems teams, you will build, extend, refactor, and scale the core parts of our product. From systems that form a content management system for websites, to a comprehensive control panel for relationship and contact management, to scalable integrations with domain management and email systems -- you will be responsible for keeping NationBuilder running well, becoming better and faster, and achieving our mission. Your skills will need to be balanced between the front-end and the back-end, as you will cross layers from the database to JavaScript in order to develop new features. Your troubleshooting skills will allow you to drill down from a bug report to a solution regardless of complexity. You will work with the product management team to develop delightful, usable, fast, and maintainable features that solve real customer needs.


are always interested in learning new things.

get excited when you have the chance to pair.

practice test-driven development and judicious refactoring.

enjoy being responsive to customer feedback.

are a pragmatic problem solver, knowing how to find the middle ground between perfect, but takes forever to code and fixes it now, but nobody will ever be able to understand what I did

work well in small teams with a clear mission.

detail oriented and precise in code, communication, and documentation.

have the insight to know whats important and the dedication to get it done.

Skills required:

While existing experience with the technologies we use is welcome, an open and disciplined approach to your work is more important to us than whether you already know Ruby, Rails or anything else in our stack. We value the willingness to learn our technologies and environment over domain-specific skills.

We use Ruby, Rails, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, HTML/CSS/SCSS, and JavaScript (JQuery, Handlebars.js, Underscore.js, etc).

Please send email to mona@nationbuilder.com with:

Contact details, resume, that sort of thing

Sites youve worked on recently

GitHub account (or other online code) if you have it

jonhearty 15 hours ago 0 replies      
Datanyze - http://datanyze.com - San Mateo, CA (downtown)


Jon from Datanyze here. We crawl millions of websites every day to tell our customers things like who stopped using their competitor today.

John Koetsier from VentureBeat called us "the Google for sales and marketing" - http://venturebeat.com/2014/01/20/this-startup-tells-you-whe...

Our growth has been phenomenal and we're looking for talented people to help in all capacities, including engineering, design, marketing, and more.

Email me directly at jon@datanze.com for more information.

AnSavvides 1 day ago 0 replies      
London, UK - EDITD http://editd.com/jobs/engineering/ or email jobs@editd.com

Data science, DevOps, Engineering. Python & JavaScript primarily.

We've got a great team made up of some really clever people, doing important things for the fourth biggest industry in the world (fashion), helping them reduce waste and be more efficient.

We have a beautiful web app, used every day by hundreds of people at ASOS, Gilt Groupe, Target, Gap and more.

ozanonay 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Via Health - San Francisco, CA (full time, local only)

Stealth, venture-backed digital health company combatting preventable disease through AI-leveraged human coaching.

Seeking full-stack, android and devops engineers among other roles.

More info: https://jobs.lever.co/via

Or email me: oz+hn@via.co

davidkopf 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Remind, Soma, San Francisco - Education startup



- 15% of US Teachers

- 6MM monthly actives

- $19.5MM raised; Kleiner Perkins (led by John Doerr) & Social+Capital (led by Chamath Palihapitiya)


- Full stack, Backend engineers

- Senior Product Designer

- Android, iOS developer

bbbisho 22 hours ago 1 reply      
New York City, FULL TIME

Company Overview: Kitchensurfing is a company that allows you to hire a chef to come cook in your home for you and your friends. We allow chefs in our marketplace the unique combination of direct access to the people they feed, a chance for extra income, and brand equity for themselves all while doing the thing that they truly love.

Software Engineerat Kitchensurfing

Job Title & Summary:Software Engineer

Key Responsibilities: Engineers at Kitchensurfing are responsible for discussing requirements and making estimations with our designers and product owners, pairing with other engineers to develop user facing functionality and the backend that supports it, then monitoring releases to production and responding to feedback on the work we have delivered.

Department & Supervisor:Reporting to our Director of Engineering as a member of our Product team.

Skills & Qualifications: 3 years of experience as a Software EngineerSkills we seek out: Test driven development, pairing, refactoring, agile, extreme programming, object oriented programmingExperience with the technologies we use every day is important to us: Rails, SQL, HTTP, HTML, CSS, Javascript.

Type of Employment:Full-time

kola 1 day ago 0 replies      
Blueshift - http://getblueshift.com/ - San Francisco, CA - fulltime, VISA-transfers OK

We are an early-stage startup focused on improving customer engagement through data science.

We are looking for:* Full-stack engineer (Ruby on Rails)* Data scientist & Machine Learning expert

We offer competitive salaries and early-stage equity. You can learn more about our jobs here: http://getblueshift.com/jobs

IanWhalen 23 hours ago 0 replies      
MongoDB - New York, Palo Alto, and more

MongoDB is hiring engineers of pretty much every stripe!


In New York:

+ Java application engineers Work on MMS (our monitoring, backup and automation platform - https://mms.mongodb.com)

+ Systems/ops engineers Build out the data centers used by MMS

+ Database kernel engineers Work on the core MongoDB database (C++)


In New York/Palo Alto/many other places:

+ Technical service engineers Support our users and customers to ensure their success

+ Consulting engineers Assist our users and customers with all phases of implementation

+ Solutions Architects Design systems/architectures alongside our customers


As well as:

+ Performance engineers in Palo Alto

+ Test engineers in New York, Palo Alto, Austin and Boston

+ Technical writers in New York

+ Language-specific driver developers around the world


You can apply online or just get in touch with me at ian@mongodb.com


traff_ss 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Lead Developer - Python/Django Briggo Coffee Haus, Austin, TXhttps://briggo.com/web/#about

-- Opportunity:

If you are looking for the opportunity to lead the development of the cloud-based UI/UX for an exciting start-up that's revolutionizing the coffee industry then youve found the right place! Briggo is revolutionizing the way that people order coffee (think the Redbox of coffee) and is looking for someone to lead the development effort for their web, mobile, middleware and user experience.

-- Key Responsibilities & Skills

    Deploy, maintain and support infrastructures of cloud-based, middleware application servers. Experience with Amazon Web Services, especially EC2 and S3 is a plus.    Monitor all production servers, applications and services    5+ years of web related development experience. Lead developer/architecture experience a plus    Must have experience with Python and Django framework    Must have experience creating RESTful API applications. Experience with open source tools like Tastypie are a plus.    Must have experience in designing a database architecture. Knowledge of PostgreSQL is a plus.    Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and JQuery    Experience with JavaScript framework such as Backbone.js, grunt,js, and require.js    Must be proficient in Linux    iOS and/or Android development and deployment experience is a large plus    Experience with Nginx    Knowledge of messaging systems    Puppet, Salt experience a plus    Knowledge of Nagios or other monitoring platforms.    Excellent analytical, problem-solving and technical troubleshooting skills    Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to remain composed and professional in stressful, high-pressure situations.
-- Required Knowledge & Experience

Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Math, or related fields. At least 5 years of experience developing successful internet and/or mobile-based products. Experience utilizing software development processes and tools (eg, source control, issue tracking, test-driven development, etc). Start-up experience is strongly preferred. Experience designing software architecture and database architecture is strongly preferred.

If this sounds interesting, email me at tim.dehne@briggo.com

zoo 20 hours ago 0 replies      
VSCO - Downtown Oakland.

We're boostrapped and profitable. And focused on photography, art, and artists.

We're hiring in a lot of areas, but I'm focused on DevOps. Tech stack is Ubuntu, Chef, HAProxy, Mongo, Node, Varnish, PHP, and a smattering of other things.


ericweinstein 1 day ago 0 replies      
Rent the Runway - New York, NY (VISA candidates welcome!)

Rent the Runway is hiring front end, back end, DevOps, and mobile (iOS) engineers. Our stack:

* SOA with Java 1.7 (soon to be 1.8!) + DropWizard. Modern Java's a thing and we've got the proof.

* Ruby + Sinatra for lightweight, scalable web applications.

* JavaScript + Backbone for a front end that's becoming faster and more awesome to work on every day.

Rent the Runway is building the first online rental platform for retail goods. We're a disruptive e-commerce business that believes that democratizing luxury products in the US is just the first step of a broader vision to drive aspirational experiences for tens of millions of users across the globe. We're more than "Netflix for dresses"we're Cinderella Experience as a Service. Find out more about the challenging product-oriented problems we face across the boundaries of e-commerce, mobile, analytics and shipping/fulfillment here: http://blog.tech.renttherunway.com/

Job postings: http://www.renttherunway.com/careers

theo 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Pascal Metrics, Washington DC (Georgetown)

We're a healthcare startup focused on improving patient safety in hospitals.

Our software platform enables clients to detect, track, and analyze patient safety issues across hospital systems.

Open positions:

* UI Engineer - Front-end developer with knowledge of CSS, HTML5, Javascript for our SaaS platform. Knowledge of MVC frameworks and CSS organization desired.

* Java Engineer - Core Java developer to help build out our SaaS platform. Experience with play! framework, dropwizard, event processing, distributed systems a plus.

Check us out at http://www.pascalmetrics.com

Full job listing:


If you're interested in getting involved with healthcare, improving work culture, and tackling hard technical challenges, please feel free to reach out to me directly to chat in detail.

theo at pascalmetrics.com

WWGaussDo 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Stuph (https://angel.co/stuph, https://stuph.co) is building its founding team! We are a stealth startup creating a consumer product fueled by data mining and information extraction. We are well funded and backed by top VCs. Our office is located in San Francisco.

Our founder is an ex-googler who created Google Trends. Our team consists of graduates of MIT, Cornell, RPI, and top international universities. Between us we have worked at Google, Twitter and Amazon, and won a Kaggle competition. We love math, algorithms and machine learning.

Do you like functional programming? We're using Clojure for our backend and ClojureScript for our frontend. Knowing either isn't a requirement, but be excited to learn!

We are looking for:

- Frontend engineers with strong CS fundamentals

- Experienced backend engineer with excellent system design and architecture skills

- Engineering interns who can hit the ground running.

Contact: artem@stuph.co

yanghan 1 day ago 0 replies      
StackAdapt - Toronto, ON

We're a young, bootstrapped, and profitable startup in the Native Advertising space. You'll be joining a fun, hard-working team with plenty of room for career growth as we expand.

We're hiring Account Executives, Senior Software Engineers, Growth Hackers, and a Controller.

More details at http://www.stackadapt.com/careers

WinstonBonnheim 18 hours ago 0 replies      
If interested, please visit our LI career page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/yp/careers?trk=top_nav_care... or contact Winston Bonnheim at wbonnheim@yp.com.

YP is North America's largest local search, media and advertising company. We are a cutting-edge new media company with tremendous growth that empowers creative, innovative and entrepreneurial individuals. We offer the resources of a well-established, high-profile company plus the excitement and growth potential of a dynamic start-up.

Also, we rank among the top 50 digital media companies in the world and are owners of the 31st largest website (YP.com) and a top 40 mobile app (YPmobile).


Director of Product ManagementSr Software Engineer, Ruby / SinatraSr Software Engineer, Ruby / SinatraSoftware Engineer (Mobile Web)Dr of Data ScienceAnalytics Manager- Yield ManagementDirector of Product ManagementDirector of Engineering, BEProduct Manager, Billing/CRMDirector of Platform Data ServicesSr Manager, Product Development, PrintResearcherVisual DesignerSr DBESr Software Engineer, RubySr Software Engineer, QAData ScientistData ScientistInventory Modeling Manager, Yield ManagementDr of Product ManagementDirector of Product ManagementSenior Product ManagerDirector of Product ManagementSenior Engineer (Java/Hadoop)HR Manager, Tech Software EngineerSoftware Engineer, JavaSr Software Engineer, JavaSr Software Engineer (Austin)Sr Software Engineer (Austin)

If interested, please visit our LI career page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/yp/careers?trk=top_nav_care... or contact Winston Bonnheim at wbonnheim@yp.com.

jessehea 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Bex.io - Vancouver, BC, CanadaBack-end engineerOur stack is Erlang (Elixir), AngularJS, Docker, Postgres, etc.-Love of Bitcoin and experience with distributed systems and/or highly available financial systems.

Open to remote contractors or in house at our Vancouver office


andrewforee 22 hours 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: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?nl=1&k=Job&...

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: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qqQ9Vfw4&...

eabraham 1 day ago 0 replies      
iCapital Network - fulltime in NYC

iCapital is redefining the alternative investment process with innovative technology for fund managers, institutions, and qualified investors. Our founders and management team are accomplished industry executives who have raised hundreds of billions of dollars of private equity capital and have proven track records for investing in, building, managing, and advising financial software & services companies.

Out tech stack is:


-Ruby on Rails

-Heroku/Amazon AWS

We are looking for a junior to mid-level developer with the following experience:

- 1+ years developing full-stack Ruby on Rails web applications

- 3+ years developing web-based applications in any web development platform (Rails, Django, PHP, ASP.NET MVC, Java EE/Spring, Node.js, etc.)

- 1+ years working with modern JavaScript libraries/frameworks and related technologies (Ajax, JSON, RESTful web services, jQuery, Backbone, AngularJS, Ember or similar, HTML 5, CSS 3)

- Knowledge of Test-Driven Development

Email me eric@icapitalnetwork.com if you are interested.

ewchen 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Oration - Foster City, CA (local, no-remote, relocation)

Oration uses big data and predictive analytics to connect consumers covered by employer-sponsored healthcare with the best deals on their healthcare needs. The only thing that makes our members even more excited than the prices is the convenience. We've transformed the arcane world of healthcare shopping into a simple, few click process. Consumers find great deals with our application and we take care of dealing with the healthcare system. It's healthcare shopping made simple - like the rest of the internet.

Were searching for a seasoned front end engineer to help lead our front end dev efforts. Come join us in building awesome user experiences for both web and mobile that scale and evolve gracefully. Our small, dedicated group of designers and engineers (there's 8 of us) care equally about good visual design, technical design and having a good time.

Email me at techjobs@oration.com if interested or with any questions.

danbucholtz 20 hours ago 0 replies      

We are a super cool Dropbox app - and we're starting to blow up.

We are looking for full-stack developers that can work remotely 8 hours a day. 80-100K. The technology is node.js, mongoose/mongo, angular.

Check out the site, and send us a contact us if interested.


AgaMatrix 23 hours ago 0 replies      
AgaMatrix Software Engineer - Salem, NH

ResponsibilitiesRelies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Tasks*Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software applications for multiple platforms: iOS, Android, and web client/server applications.Creates, supports, and/or installs in-house tools for development and testing automation. Assists in authoring and/or reviewing software requirements. Participates in Risk Analysis meetings for new and current products


    Requires a bachelors degree in CS, CE, EE or equivalent experience in the field or in a related area.    Familiar with best practices and procedures of the field of software engineering.    High competency in a modern OO language.    Comfortable in a rapid, agile development environment    Deep knowledge of mobile and/or web application architectures.    Able to write clear and accurate technical documentation
WHAT WE DO:AgaMatrix is revolutionizing health care. Weve sold over a million devices, two billion sensors, and we are the first FDA cleared medical device/app that works with iOS. Weve been featured by the New York Times and Fast Company, and we work with the worlds largest retailers (Walmart, Kroger, Target) and pharmaceutical companies (Sanofi, Perrigo) to change the way diabetes is treated. If you want to make a living while making a difference, we should talk.

Youll be joining a team with numerous Ph.Ds and engineers/scientists from a dozen countries, founded by a Marshall Scholar. There is never a lack of challenging problems.

WHO WE ARE:We are driven, passionate people who value innovation and perseverance, while still enjoying a collegial, familial atmosphere. Our people come from a variety of backgrounds from biochemistry and algorithm design to industrial design and regulatory affairs, so you will have the chance to learn from many different disciplines.

WHERE WERE HEADED:We are extending our product development group with an A-team of designers and engineers. This team will deliver on our vision for mobile diabetes care: leveraging hardware and software technology to reduce healthcare costs and enable a quantum leap forward in the quality of care for the 285+ millions of people with diabetes worldwide.

HOW TO APPLY:For immediate review, send resumes to tnevin@agamatrix.com

a_bergie 23 hours ago 0 replies      
SnapEngage - http://snapengage.com - Front-End/UX Software Engineer - Berlin, Germany or Boulder, CO

SnapEngage is a fast growing live chat solution for the web. We are an Internet startup (TechStars Boulder S09) with offices in Boulder, Colorado, USA and Berlin, Germany where everybody has a huge stake in the companys success. We are customer funded and profitable. Were committed to creating products that make peoples lives better and changing the way companies interact with their customers.


What you'll do:

  * Create beautiful UI with millions of daily views on mobile and desktop  * Lead UI/UX projects   * Research and promote new technologies to help improve our development processes  * Contribute ideas to improve our service and software  * Maintain and improve existing functionality  * Spend a few hours a week chatting with customers  * Participate in daily stand-up meetings with our global team
Your skills:

  * Wizardly UI design skills and able to implement them in JavaScript, HTML and CSS  * Mastery of JavaScript frameworks like Backbone, Underscore, D3  * Excellent written communication skills in English, other languages a plus  * Ability to write clean, efficient code  * Quick learner, team player, positive attitude  * Experience with Google AppEngine, GWT, Eclipse is a plus  * Allowed to work in Germany (EU citizen or work visa holder)
Awesome benefits of working at SnapEngage:

  * Work from home part of the week  * Gain-share plan  * Yearly team building trip to exotic locations  * Opportunity to make great ideas come to life  * Work with an awesome multicultural team
Check out our Jobs page for other positions too - http://snapengage.com/jobs

Come chat with us at http://snapengage.com if you're interested!

jevans 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Foraker Labs. Boulder, CO.

We build stuff for clients as well as maintaining a couple of internal products. Our clients range from Breastcancer.org to local school districts. Our products range from usability testing mobile web sites (http://www.uxrecorder.com/) to navigating traffic more efficiently (http://www.i70app.com/).

We're looking for someone comfortable with both Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.

We're also looking for Web and iOS designers.

More details and apply here: http://www.foraker.com/careers/web-developer/

bdejong 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Native Instruments - http://www.native-instruments.com

We create audio hardware and software for producers, sound designers and dj's.

We're building a highly scalable api (which will be used to infuse our apps with "cloud goodies") from the bottom up using flask and lot's of fun toys. Think tools like vagrant, salt, docker, ... the toolchain is still being defined, but we're looking at the modern stuff first. Most probably AWS, maybe other hosts. We're looking for ops and server side devs.

There are 3 open positions to be filled in in Berlin (full-time/ASAP) even though there are only two positions described.



declara 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Declara - Boise Idaho, Palo Alto California

We are transforming learning, because learning is discovery.

We're engineers and scientists with a focus on learning science, NLP, automation, creative problem solving, and open source. We use AngularJS, ElasticSearch, Postgres and Python and we analyze everything. We're a Data company and proud of it!

If you're a Postgres DBA, we need you!

Take a look at our press: https://www.declara.com/news/

Take a look at our jobs:https://www.declara.com/about/careers/

Your interested and think you can help? send us an email: careers@declara.com

medovina 19 hours ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at Roundtown (http://roundtown.com) -- Cambridge, MA

Roundtown is a 6-person startup. We've built a Web site (http://roundtown.com) that lists events (concerts, plays, movies, sports games, everything else) happening everywhere. We just launched in May - check it out! Our site is still an early beta, and we want to add many more features as we grow our user base this year. Our goal is nothing less than to become the top destination online for finding out what's going on anywhere.

We are looking to add a couple of software engineers to our team. You should be a proficient programmer who's enthusiastic about joining a fast-moving startup environment. We're using Scala, Play, Slick, Postgres, Angular and Bootstrap. You should already know at least some of these technologies, or be able to learn them very quickly. Knowledge of machine learning would be a big plus as well.

We're in a cool co-working space right near Central Square. Unlike some startups, we can offer you a real salary plus early-stage stock options in our venture.

By the way, some things we'll be working on in the near future include:

- Mobile apps for iOS and Android- Social event sharing- Crawling the Web to find more events than we have today- Automatic event categorization- Personalized event recommendations- Lots more polish and glitter

Sound like a fit? Yeehaw - send your resume to jobs@roundtown.com .

acardona 18 hours ago 0 replies      
HHMI Janelia Farm, Ashburn, VA. http://janelia.org

What we do: connectomics, or large-scale neural circuit reconstruction with electron microscopy, computer vision and machine learning.

What you will do: design and implement high-accuracy high-performance software for automatic reconstruction of neural circuits. We aim at (semi)automating what is now a slow, manual task.

Who will you work with:

  Tom Kazimiers - https://github.com/tomka  Jan Funke - https://github.com/funkey  Albert Cardona - https://github.com/acardona  Stephan Saalfeld - https://github.com/axtimwalde  Stephan Gerhard - https://github.com/unidesigner
Who you are:

  You know python, C++, and are comfortable with postgres and javascript.  You are familiar with computer vision and image processing in general.  You have developed using version control some open source projects    that we can look at to evaluate your skills.  A plus if you have used already django and djcelery, and are comfortable    using remote machines and clusters.
We offer excellent benefits.

Contact: install CATMAID and submit a pull request with a fix. https://github.com/acardona/CATMAID/issues

justuseapen 23 hours ago 0 replies      
We're hiring in Boston. Pavlok is making behavior-modification technology to help people become the best possible version of themselves. I'm an engineer on the team and would love to talk to anyone who's interested in learning more: justuseapen (AT) gmail (dot) com
g_ray 12 hours ago 0 replies      
REMOTE - programming teacher for 7yo

Looking for someone who might be interested in teaching my son to code (remote, private lessons). He is 7yo and is good at Scratch but I don't know enough about programming to get him to the next level. Very flexible on how and when the lessons are conducted. Basically just need someone who knows how to code, likes teaching, has a fair amount of patience and has at least a general structure for teaching someone from the very beginning. And yes, his primary goal is to create an iPad app!

I am aware that there are many online courses, etc., but I think he'll enjoy learning more if he has an engaging teacher.

If interested, please shoot me an email: gthomps@gmail.com

Thanks, Geoff

sierratruevault 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Senior Software Engineers - TrueVault - SoMa, SFhttps://www.truevault.com/-------------------------------------------------

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

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

We are also hiring a Client Library Engineer and an Engineering Lead. TrueVault is in a great location and offers great compensation, benefits, and extra perks to employees. If you are interested in speaking about who we are and our job opportunities, please reach out to me at sierra@truevault.com or apply at: https://jobs.lever.co/truevault

Be sure to let us know that you heard about the opening through HN!

mdauria 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Crowdtap - crowdtap.com

Location: NYC (Houston & Braodway)

We're looking for someone who has experience in dev and/or ops, willingness to learn is the most important factor.

We're a decently sized startup with ~70 people and growing. We were #3 of the best places to work according to Crain's: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20131208/SMALLBIZ/31208....

To apply: http://crowdtap.theresumator.com/apply/6Mt0co/DevOps-Enginee...

tbdorman 21 hours ago 0 replies      

  ***********************************  PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERY LINE OF CODE   ***********************************  Company: Creative Market (Acquired: Autodesk)  Location: Pier 9 Workshop, San Francisco, CA  Job Type: Full Time  Relocation: Relocation benefits and visa sponsorship  available
Founded by three YC alums, Creative Market is building the world's marketplace for design content.

We're proud to be a part of Autodesk's 27,000 square foot Pier 9 workshop, surrounded by makers and artists ( Take a tour of our workshop: http://goo.gl/6gLhMf ).

Our small engineering team of four is looking for passionate full stack web engineers to help us build, ship and iterate on new and existing features.

Engineering Culture/Style:

Agile approach, democratic environment, hands off management style

We like to work on what makes us the most happy; you get to help decide what projects you work on

We're big on automation and love building growth features

You own end-to-end what you build

Under the hood stuff:

LAMP stack (PHP), HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (JQuery, Backbone, require.js)

Clean Git flow for version control

Daily code pushes

No Q/A manager (that's you)

If you're interested in starting a conversation, please email: Tyler@creativemarket.com


Apply here: https://creativemarket.com/jobs

Take a tour of our workshop: http://goo.gl/6gLhMf

Check out our community: www.creativemarket.com

LaurenBold 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Digital Marketing and Web Designer Wanted - LONDON/ESSEX, UK

Bold Content is looking for a digital marketing enthusiast to join the team.

If you have a passion for digital marketing and want to get stuck in to use the knowledge and experience youve gained in previous employment or training then we can offer you a challenging and rewarding position.

You will be asked to design and build websites (mostly in Wordpress) to promote our services and our clients.

Content management will also be a large part of the role as you will be managing and maintaining an online library that organizes video content for our clients. In addition to managing content on their websites you will be also responsible for cataloging a wide range of internationally produced video so strong organizational skills are a must.

If you have an interest and talent in content marketing and how to use and promote interactive, short-form, narrative content then youll fit right in.

Job RequirementsGreat written EnglishEye for detail and design Experience utilizing Google Analytics and web search optimizationPractical knowledge of keyword research, content optimization and SEO is essential.In-depth knowledge of inbound digital marketing is essential.Self starter with strong time management skillsStrong communication skills and client orientated attitude

Salary is 18,000 pro rata for a six-month contract with the potential to be made permanent thereafter.

Our office is located in Buckhurst Hill, on the Central Line, NE of London.

Please reply to lauren@boldcontent.tv with CV, covering letter explaining your suitability for the position and please include links to online portfolios, blogs or webpages that showcase your work.

marick 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Devops - Chicago, Illinois - GetSet

We're an EdTech Startup that's building an engagement platform that hopes to improve retention rates in post-secondary, non-traditional learners. Basically, if you're an adult and you want to improve your life through education, we're here to try to help you succeed. We've been around since October 2012 and have a team of nine people.

Our Product team consists of a VP of Product, three programmers, and a User Experience person. The remaining team members are a Community Manager, a Relationship Manager, our CEO, and our VP of Sales.


* Linux admin, shell scripting, etc.

* Some configuration management tool (Docker, Chef, Puppet, etc.)

* Server config/management (nginx, haproxy, openssl, etc.)

* Tuning JVM and/or ruby apps (ideally, both)

* Networking, TCP/IP tuning, etc.

* Deployment (continuous, or something close to it)

* Some working knowledge of one or more programming languages (ideally, one we use - JavaScript, Clojure, Ruby)

* Automation of lots of the above

* Experience working closely and frequently with programmers, as you'll be sitting in the bullpen with us

* Interest in writing production code while at the same time not seeing Devops as just a stepping stone to full-time production coder

* Plays well with others

* Experience transitioning away from Heroku

We're a small, cool-headed team who like our relatively well-defined roles. Culture fit is extremely important for us at our current size so "plays well with others" is probably the most important bullet point.

Contact jobs@getset.com

snibbe 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Eyegroove - San Francisco, CA (http://eyegroove.com/#jobs)

From the team that brought you some of the most innovative music apps including Bjrk: Biophilia and the Beck produced Philip Glass:REWORK_ App (http://snibbestudio.com). We are now focused completely on Eyegroove, a social platform for user-created music video. We plan to do for music video what Instagram did for photos.

Our app released 2 months ago, and is in a soft-launch phase tuning the MVP experience before we go big. We have a small team of six with amazing talents and extremely good relations with one another. The work is rich and rewarding, immediately seeing the results with our community. You should have some combination of abilities in creating iOS interfaces for new features (UIKit); graphics (OpenGL, GLSL), video, effects, and audio work; to contributing to interaction design and company strategy.

Read more about our company and launch here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/05/prweb11817423.htm

Apply via jobs [at] eyegroove.com or on Angellist: https://angel.co/jobs?tab=profile&startup_id=319523

jeffwilder 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Almighty - Boston, MA - Full Time - Developer


dhekimian 22 hours ago 0 replies      
TechAccelerator - SoCal or Remote - Contract / Full Time (Interns welcome) - http://www.techaccelerator.com

At TechAccelerator weve built a next generation platform that disrupts how Enterprise Technology products are sold. Rethinking the Sales Cycle by taking a new approach at the way presentation are given. Our tight team of passionate builders are creating interactive, real-time, demo environments that engage and educate users as it walks them through setting up, configuring and using complex Enterprise Technologies. Let's face it, with social media, smart phones, instagram and technology like vines, we consume information much differently today then we did even 5 years ago. It's about time someone used this to their advantage.

Our clients range from Publicly Traded Manufactuers to some of Silicon Valley's hotest startups.

We're looking for people who like to solve complex problems using simple but elegant solutions.


* Graphic Designer

* Front End Developer

* Full Stack Rails Engineer

* DevOps Engineer

* Cloud Architect

* Solution Architect


danmccorm 1 day ago 2 replies      
Shutterstock - New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Remote, Visa

We're hiring all sorts of software engineers and data scientists. We've got some pretty fun problems -- image search, video search, storage scalability, tons of behavioral data to mine -- and an awesome team. We prefer folks to work in one of our offices, but are always willing to consider remote superstars.

Take a peek at http://www.shutterstock.com/jobs

lbohland 18 hours ago 0 replies      
Palantir Technologies - Information Security Engineers Wanted!Locations - Palo Alto (CA), McLean (VA) and NY

Palantir's Information Security team is growing and we are on the hunt for the following expertise:IR Lead (with a strong forensics foundation). Location - Palo Alto, CA onlyForward Deployed Security Engineers (InfoSec experts who would love to work on client facing projects) - Location(s) - Palo Alto, NY or DCInfoSec Engineers (who love to build solutions and have strong scripting and/or programming backgrounds, but a sincere passion for security related projects). Locations - Palo Alto, CA preferred. NY and DC are possibilities.

If interested in learning more, I would love to have you introduce yourself to me. Please email me at lbohland@palantir.comTo apply online or to review our openings in more detail, please visit - www.palantir.com/careers

am_ 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Spectrum (http://spectrumedusolutions.com) - Poughkeepsie, NY


Looking for:

- Front-end web developer

- Back-end developer (python ideally)

- DevOps (AWS)

Spectrum's 20 year tenure has seen a massive evolution in the way we can work with and support our Higher Education clients with an ever-increasing suite of customer-focused solutions. From print to digital to mobile to personal, we have the passion and the experience to transform the Higher Education marketing space. Clients come to Spectrum for a complete experience. We offer the most extensive and effective higher ed marketing platform with embedded CRM technologies on the market, and our team is solely focused on developing solutions that translate directly into success. By blending extensive experience in admissions strategy, print and digital design, interface development, client profiling and above all cutting-edge marketing software, we can promise a complete 360 experience when you work with Spectrum.

alexleb 20 hours ago 0 replies      
RelateIQ- Palo Alto, CAwww.relateiq.com

We're working on relationship intelligence and are looking for a number of different engineers to join the team. We're pretty open on backgrounds and previous experience but would really like to find people who can add knowledge to our team in areas of Distributed Systems, Analytics, Security, and Android.

Our current stack is mostly Java with Cassandra, Mongo, and Postgres. We work a lot with Hadoop, Kafka and Storm. Our front end is mostly Angular, and we are heavily invested in Docker for our infrastructure.

We're located in downtown Palo Alto. We're about 75 people, with about half working in Eng and Product.

If you're interested in hearing about some of the projects were currently working on, please email alexl@relateiq.com or message me here. Were open to relocating people and working with visa sponsorships, but we do want people onsite with us.

bigcommerce 13 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco - SoMA - 1st and Folsom

Bigcommerce opened our first office in SF 4 months ago and have hired 50 people for our product and engineering team. We are an Australian/American company so have a unique work style that you will find very refreshing.

We work to live not live to work.

We still have a number of roles open so if you are interested in any of the following email me on adam@bigcommerce.com


VP, User Experience (UX)

Backend Software Engineer - Core Services

Big-Data (Analytics) Engineer

Data Systems Engineer

Database Architect/Engineer (PostgreSQL)

Database Engineer (Linux, Puppet, MySQL, Postgres, Spark)

Director of Engineering

IT Team Lead

Marketing Campaign Manager

Product Manager

Product Marketing Manager

Program Manager - San Francisco

QA Engineer (PHP, MySQL, Linux)

Quality Engineer

Security Engineer

Senior Data Scientist

Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager - Catalog & Inventory Management

Senior Product Manager - Merchant Tools & Control Panel

Senior Product Manager - Mobile Products

Senior Product Manager - Payments, Billing and Tax

Senior Product Manager - Themes Platform

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Apps and Themes

Senior UX/UI Designer

Site Reliability Engineer

Software Engineer (PHP or Ruby)

Technical Product Manager - Platform & API

Technical Recruiter

bosquefrio 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Xerox - Web Developer (FTE onsite) - Wilsonville (near Portland), OR and Rochester, New York

We have an open web developer position in the Global Digital Marketing groups agile software development team.

The Global Digital Marketing group manages Xeroxs digital communication through the xerox.com and other websites and various social media networks.

Join us if you want to work with smart people who are pushing the technical envelope on how marketing can be done on the web.


Write frontend and backend software for the xerox.com customer facing marketing websites.Develop technical recommendations.Create and update unit or integration tests.Document software features.


Required Skills:

Ability to communicate ideas effectively with technical and non-technical staff.Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Perl, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML and CSS.Knowledge of version control software (e.g. git or subversion).Comfortable with UNIX.

Desired Skills:

Adobe SiteCatalyst or Google analyticsSQL and NoSQL databases

Apply at https://searchjobs.external.xerox.com/careersection/xerox_ex...

rebeccanash 15 hours ago 0 replies      
Wealthfront is hiring! Located in Palo Alto, CA.Roles: iOS Engineer, Backend Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Data Engineer, DevOps Engineer and Product Designers.

Apply to: jobs@wealthfront.com. You can also contact: rebecca@wealthfront.com

Mobile Engineer (Full Time, Palo Alto)Are you interested in building the flagship iOS apps for the fastest growing online financial service? Were looking for outstanding engineers who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people manage their investments.

Data Engineer (Full Time, Palo Alto)Are you interested to build the data and analytic systems which power the fastest growing online financial service? We're looking for talented engineers who are passionate to apply continuous deployment to building systems which enable self-service access to sophisticated data and analysis, from data pipelines to machine learned models.

Full Stack Engineer (Full Time, Palo Alto)Are you interested to apply modern consumer web technologies and design principles to make investing delightful? Do you want to ship code in under 10 minutes?

jack-kearney 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Kitchit | San Francisco, CA

The Kitchit recipe is simple: For a great night with friends, skip the restaurant and bring the chef to you.

We believe that a great meal shared with great people is a powerful and joyful experience. When that meal takes place effortlessly in the comfort of home, something downright magical happens. Thats why were building a platform to pioneer a new kind of dining experienceone that turns your table into the best table in town.

Were a well-funded startup based in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Our platform is powered by great chefs, world-class technology, and a passionate team. Were looking for talented (and hungry) full-stack engineers with an eye for product. Currently wee use Rails + Heroku, but well be diving into mobile app development soon.

Plus. our office features the biggest dinner table youve ever seen. Want to pull up a chair? Apply for an open job.


formswift 14 hours ago 0 replies      
Formswift - http://formswift.com/jobs - San Francisco (preferred, will relocate)

We are hiring an associate manager for content marketing (non-technical).

Are you a creative, results-oriented self-starter? Are you looking for a high-impact, management-track role with mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and opportunities for growth? If your answer is yes, we should chat!

FormSwift is looking for a team member to join our online marketing department in our San Francisco office. This full-time role will provide experience in content marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and public relations.

FormSwift is a leading provider of tools to help you easily create, edit, and sign any document. Since our founding in the summer of 2012, FormSwifts platform has created millions of documents by users around the globe.

Please visit formswift.com/jobs for specific instructions on how to apply.

toestues 20 hours ago 0 replies      
Kindling - NYC

Hiring a Lead Developer: http://www.kindlingapp.com/jobs/lead-application-developer/

We're an enterprise SaaS idea management platform (read: paying clients! no crazy hours! no ads, not EVER!), built on Zend and AWS.

If you have any questions I can answer, feel free to ask.

lyft 23 hours ago 0 replies      
Lyft - San Francisco, CA (Visa)

We're hiring Software Engineers! Learn more here:-


Ride by ride Lyft is changing the way our world works. We imagine a world where cities feel small again. Where transportation and tech bring people together, instead of apart. We see the future as community-driven and it starts with you.

mmryang 22 hours ago 0 replies      
Mediamorph - Numerous Tech Roles (Junior/Senior) (New York, NY) - http://www.mediamorph.com/company/careers/

Do you binge watch series on Hulu or Netflix? Do you love watching movies on Amazon Prime or via your Playstation? Are you interested in building software at the only New York startup where your job is to work with the television, film, and music services you use every day?

Mediamorph is working on several powerful platforms that integrate with the day to day operations of those in the business of the motion picture and entertainment industries. We take a cutting edge software approach, always building and experimenting with the latest technologies.


jasonlotito 21 hours ago 0 replies      
MeetMe - New Hope, PA (near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - http://www.meetme.com

See all public openings here: http://jobvite.com/m?3Je6egw2

About Us: MeetMe is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US with over 1 million DAU. We've been around since 2005 as myYearbook, rebranding in 2012 as MeetMe. We've launched other apps such as Choosy, Charm, and Unsaid in the past few months, and are looking to continue adding more standalone apps in the future.

We use a wide variety of languages, generally using what makes sense. C, PHP, Python, JavaScript and Node.js, and native iOS and Android development are the most common.

MeetMe is a fun place to work. We hold a yearly developer retreat, as well as regular company-wide hackathons. We have a book club, board game club, and we even have a game room. While we aren't a new company in the time scale of the internet, we still know how to have fun. We just get the benefit of not having to kill ourselves working 12 hour days. =) This means you'll enjoy actually going home on time! We have many openings, both technical and non-technical. Here is a list of positions we are usually always looking for.

* Senior Web Developer

* Senior Android Developer

* Software iOS Developer

* Network Engineer

You can apply directly here: http://jobvite.com/m?3Je6egw2

Or you can contact me at jlotito@meetme.com. I'm a developer, so feel free to ask specific developer-type questions

NationBuilder 18 hours ago 0 replies      
NationBuilder, Senior Software engineers, Los Angeles.


BrianPetro 21 hours ago 0 replies      
Recent Grads! Join LaunchHub to help Solve Industry Shaking Problems w/ BigData. Palo Alto, CA===

"Competitive compensation, Elite experience required. Work w/ High Traffic clients, Machine Learning, and next generation user interfaces."

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Angular Developer to help build a cutting-edge, next generation UI in Downtown Seattle, WA===

"Build JavaScript heavy apps in an agile environment. Join a self-motivated & empowered team at one of Washigton's "Best Companies to Work for.""

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Lead Developer to update Backbone app w/ AngularJS in New York City===

"Wayla is a seed funded start-up that documents cultural events and provides advanced crowd data. "

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"F5 Networks is looking for a talented web applications developers with Expert JavaScript skills to LEAD the design and implementation of comprehensive new application delivery and security features for our platform."

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"Backbase is uniting masters of the AngularJS Framework. We are building software used by millions of people. Join us asynchronously!"

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/1037-frontend-magician-ang...

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"Building real-time dashboards for remote embedded devices. Software stack includes AngularJS, NodeJS, Mongodb, websockets. "

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/371-awesome-frontend-devel...

Front End Engineer at Thumbtack | San Francisco===

"Front End Developers, @thumbtack needs you to help change how we Hire Local Services. #AngularJS #JavaScript #Frontend Jobs"

> https://www.angularjobs.com/posts/1003-front-end-engineer-at...

Create Beautiful UIs w/ AngularJS for Support.com in San Francisco, CA===

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Amazon sues employee for taking Google cloud job, in new test of non-competes geekwire.com
229 points by _pius  16 hours ago   156 comments top 19
bcantrill 9 hours ago 9 replies      
This is a pattern for Amazon: I work for a competitor to Amazon, and they went after us for violating a non-compete after we hired an AWS engineer. Our counsel had reviewed the non-compete before we hired the engineer, and concluded that the non-compete didn't actually prevent an engineer from working for a competitor, but rather prevented much narrower activity like poaching customer lists or supplier relationships. We were somewhat surprised that Amazon aggressively pursued the matter because it seemed so obvious to us that they wouldn't prevail. After Amazon sent us (and, it must be said, the engineer personally) a very nasty letter claiming that the non-compete was being violated, we retained local counsel and sent them an even nastier one back, making clear that we had no intention of backing down. Ultimately, they backed off, but in this process, I learned that Amazon has pursued this particular non-compete "hundreds" of times, and has never (to the best of the knowledge of our local counsel in Seattle) prevailed once. In part this is because Washington allows non-competes, but also doesn't like to infringe on the free flow of labor -- temporary restraining orders preventing an individual from working for a company are extraordinarily rare. (This is in contrast to states like Texas and Massachusetts, where non-competes are infamously enforceable.)

So if Amazon never prevails, why do they do it? One of the peculiar attributes of Amazon's action against us is that it was well publicized within Amazon -- and was apparently a result of outrage by a high-ranking executive after he learned that the former AWS engineer not only was working for a competitor, but had the gumption to open source a technology that he developed here. (Ironically, the executive only learned of all of this when the technology itself became a top story here on HN.) My conclusion from this: this action wasn't actually directed at us -- Amazon is smart enough to know that nothing would come of it with respect to our actions -- but rather at their own employees. That is, Amazon's pursuit of the non-compete against our engineer was their way of shooting an escapee in the back -- and sending a sharp message to any other AWS inmates with similar ambitions.

In terms of an immediate effect, Amazon's move worked to a degree: our next few hires from AWS were slowed a little bit by fear of similar action. That said, the fact that we had prevailed against Amazon also gave these engineers the confidence that we could and would do so again -- and ultimately, it didn't prevent anyone from matriculating. It did, however, have one lasting effect: the engineer that was pursued went from thinking fondly of his years at AWS to hating AWS and Amazon with a white-hot passion that still burns today. In the end, enforcing a non-compete is like erecting a Berlin Wall: if you feel you need it, you have much deeper problems...

luu 13 hours ago 2 replies      
I was just talking to a friend of mine at amazon, who said that a lot of people (including some pretty high-level people) thought prosecuting the one-click patent was a mistake because it actually made it harder to recruit.

That's nothing compared to this. Seems like a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

nostromo 9 hours ago 3 replies      
Governments are always trying to find a way to steal a bit of the magic of Silicon Valley, yet little attention is paid to copying California's stance on non-competes. It allows for a free-flow of talent that is just as important as the free-flow of capital. Washington State should copy that.

Hilariously, in Washington State, you can even enforce a non-compete when you fire the employee.

chris_mahan 14 hours ago 1 reply      
Amazon, sorry, but unless you're paying his salary to sit at home, you're just whining because Google offered a better job.

You could have kept the guy, if he was so important to your business.

I'm not a happy Amazon Prime customer today.

rdl 10 hours ago 2 replies      
I've heard a lot of negative things about Amazon as an employer (mainly from current or ex-Amazon people), which is depressing because they're an awesome vendor and I want them to continue to be able to get great people and thus produce awesome stuff. (I've also heard "but X group is awesome and not like that" too, though.)

This really doesn't help things on that front.

electic 13 hours ago 1 reply      
Apparently working at Amazon is damaging to your career.
AceJohnny2 14 hours ago 2 replies      
One key item:

"The suit, filed June 27 in King County Superior Court in Seattle, seeks to take advantage of a more favorable climate for non-compete deals in Washington state, where the terms of such deals have generally been allowed, if considered reasonable. Non-compete clauses have repeatedly been found invalid in California, where Google is based."

The article doesn't say Szabadi was or currently is geographically employed (is his current contract with Google in California or Seattle?), which I assume would have a bearing on the suit's strength

btgeekboy 14 hours ago 5 replies      
As much as I am not a fan of non-competes, having read the complaint, it appears that this is the exact reason non-competes exist. This isn't about an Amazon SDE that worked on the amazon.com retail site moving over to work on Gmail; the guy was responsible for working with AWS partners, and now works in the exact same position for a direct competitor, in a position where external contacts and relationships are key. Google even recognized this with their own agreement not to use that information for a period of 6 months.
fatjokes 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Note to self, given the choice, work in finance rather than Amazon. They apparently treat their employees better. At least they have the decency to offer you salary while you wait out a non-compete.
simula67 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Maybe Google can win back some karma they lost for participating in the "No Poaching" deal with Apple et al by defending this guy.
logicalgator 3 hours ago 2 replies      
TLDR of my comment: always ask to see employment agreements you'll have to sign before accepting an offer and resigning from your (now current) company, otherwise you may not know what you'll be expected to sign until your first day.

In response to several comments stating or implying that you can simply not sign or negotiate a non-compete, I agree, but I think it's worth pointing out that, at least in my experience with several (East Coast) companies (I have no experience with Amazon), none of them sends you a copy of their non-compete with your offer letter. What I have always seen happen, instead, is that after you've fully resigned your previous employer and show up for your first day of work at the new company, HR hands you a stack of 100-200+ pages of employee handbook, travel policy, IT policy, etc., and various employment agreements, requiring you to sign all the documents before you can start working. Buried in there may be a non-compete, potentially disguised as another type of agreement. Yes, you're free to read them all (and you should), and you're free to reject them. But if you reject them you're rejecting the job, and now you're stuck with no income until you find another job. Admittedly I think that's better than agreeing to a bad non-compete which could last a lot longer than the time to find a new job, but it's not an easy thing to do.

I strongly recommend what I do now: after receiving and before accepting an offer even verbally, request to see all employment agreements that I'll have to sign upon starting with a new company. All have been fine with sending them to me (and if not I would immediately reject), but I would not have known about them and had time to review them if I hadn't asked in advance.

One company I interviewed with years ago, which had a terribly restrictive non-compete that I rejected, took the attitude that:1. I had nothing to worry about because they said verbally they'd never enforce it.2. I had to sign it anyway because everybody has to sign it, no exceptions (but their verbal assurance of non-enforcement should be good enough for me).3. They questioned my integrity and belittled my concern because (in their words) I was planning to leave the company before I'd even started.Glad I avoided that company - with that attitude, probably would have been a terrible place to work. Back then (unlike today) I'm not sure I would have had the self-confidence to fight that fight on my first day.

sharemywin 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Way to win the battle and lose the war! Never hire anyone that goes to work at Amazon at the senior exec level from this point forward because they're clearly clueless.
jfoster 9 hours ago 0 replies      
eBay Inc tried this a few years ago when Osama Bedier left PayPal for Google's Wallet team. (http://www.wired.com/2011/05/paypal-sues-google-wallet)

I have no idea what the outcome of the case was, but Bedier spent almost 3 years at Google.

sumoward 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Does anyone know how such clauses apply in the EU?
int19h 9 hours ago 0 replies      
The details are different, but s/Amazon/Microsoft and you have a headline from 2005: http://news.cnet.com/Microsoft-sues-over-Google-hire/2100-10...
atopuzov 7 hours ago 0 replies      
They should take better care of their employees so they have an incentive to stay and not sue them when they find a better job.
cracker_jacks 10 hours ago 1 reply      
The best way to stop this is not taking jobs that require a non-compete agreement. By signing offers with non-competes, you're literally acknowledging this is acceptable.
zw123456 9 hours ago 1 reply      
I hope this comment does not get me down voted into oblivion, but just to play the devils advocate here, the guy did sign the non-compete agreement, which, setting aside legal aspects, is kind of like giving your word. I agree, non-compete agreements are stupid, but you don't have to sign them, you can always take a different job that does not require one, probably for less money. What is your word worth?
turnip1979 14 hours ago 3 replies      
I am pretty shocked to see this. For sales jobs or executives, I can understand. But for your average tech guy? Are they kidding?
The new 501(c)(3) and the future of free software in the US gnome.org
218 points by slashdotaccount  1 day ago   66 comments top 16
philipn 1 day ago 8 replies      
I'm the ED of a 501(c)3 non-profit (http://localwiki.org), and when we applied for our (c)3 status we got some flack along these lines, as well. Here's my advice to the Yorba Foundation folks:

If you haven't received your final rejection, you can appeal.

Don't try and do this yourself. The post says they spoke with folks at the Software Freedom Center, which is great, but I highly recommend finding a specialized attorney who's seen lots of applications and knows the right angle. Hire an attorney who specializes in obtaining 501(c)3 status. We made this mistake early on, thinking we could work through the NOLO book and apply ourselves. It cost us. For around $1k you can find a good non-profit attorney to help.

We got flack for the open-source thing, too. Our original exemption application was basically "Hey, we're a charity! We give things away for free and release open source code, which can be used by everyone!" Depending on the IRS agent assigned to you, you might get flack for this as well. Generally speaking, they may not like that a for-profit business can use your organization's by-product to make lots of money for themselves. We spent some time explaining how OSS worked to the agent, and was able to convince him that because (most) of our OSS is copyleft, that it would be a continually-free-and-open good, not a private benefit.

Nevertheless, just releasing OSS is NOT an exempt purpose. If you read the IRS regulations, they are very specific as to what a core exempt purpose is. You'll need to pick one that fits best. Generally speaking, it's 1) Church stuff 2) Scientific advancement and research 3) Furthering of the arts 4) Education 5) "Charity," meaning helping people who are disadvantaged in some way 6) Some others that I'm not remembering.

Most OSS 501(c)3 don't get exemption by just releasing open source software-- they get exemption by being an educational institution. So you may want to go that route -- the organization's core exemption is the creation of educational materials that help education members of a particular community in XYZ ways. This is what we ended up doing -- we're classified as an educationally-exempt organization. If you look up the 501(c)3 apps of some other OSS non-profits you'll see similarly -- e.g. Plone Foundation is set up as an educational organization.

Edit: If you'd like to take a look at some of our back-and-forth with the IRS agent at the time, check out the page here: http://localwiki.net/org/Historic_501%28c%293_application_pr... You'll see his response was similar to yours, but we decided to pursue educational exemption and were granted on that basis in the end. Also, you can call up the IRS Agent assigned to you and talk to them about the application, which can be extremely helpful.

JackC 1 day ago 0 replies      
So, I'm a lawyer, but not at all a tax lawyer.

I was talking to a tax lawyer the other day, though. I told her that I heard a lot of public-interest journalism projects were getting rejected for tax-exempt status, and it seemed like a problem in the tax laws -- we haven't adjusted to a world where a lot of journalism is done by non-profits. A lot like this story, but with journalism instead of software development.

She said she had looked at some of those applications, and she would have rejected them too. She thought the problem was journalism startups haven't figured out that they need to talk to a tax lawyer before filing important documents with the IRS. (And, yes, she's donating time to help with that, incidentally.)

Like I said, I'm not a tax lawyer. But I would wait to get a perspective from someone who knows this field before I concluded that the IRS is really opposed to free software in general. And I would do this kind of thing through a lawyer who specializes in it. Remember that you're helping out more than just you -- if you do it right you're paving the way for people like you. If you do it wrong, you're inviting bad decisions with broad statements like the ones quoting in this article.

gpcz 1 day ago 2 replies      
The IRS BOLO lists [1] are scanned bitmap PDFs, which make them extremely hard to search. Does anyone know if they also BOLOed Free Software, or was it just Open Source?

The reason I ask is that the term "open source" was designed to be more palatable to businesses. In Revolution OS, Eric S. Raymond said in regard to saying open source over free software: "If you walk in to an executive's office and say 'Free Software', OK, If you're lucky, the response you'll get is something like, 'hmm, hmm, Free Software, must becheap, shoddy, worthless.' If you're not lucky, it has associations with the Free Software Foundation's wholesale attack on intellectual property rights, which regardless of what you think about the ethics of that, it's lousy marketing, it's not something that businesses want to hear" [2].

I don't know how savvy the IRS was about the nuances between open source and free software (probably not very), but if they were, they might be making a somewhat-reasonable distinction that "open source" was designed specifically to please the business sector rather than free software's focus on ethics and freedom.

[1]: http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/press-release/new-ir...[2]: http://www.cswap.com/2001/Revolution_OS/cap/en/25fps/a/00_54

zb 1 day ago 0 replies      
It is my understanding that 501(c)(3) status has always been difficult to get for open source software foundations. Organisations such as the Linux Foundation operate instead under 501(c)(6) (business trade association).

However, the OpenStack Foundation recently applied for 501(c)(6) status and received an initial denial[1], much to the surprise of all concerned since this was historically pretty easy to get. So there may be something to the author's thesis.

[1] http://blogs.gnome.org/markmc/2014/05/17/may-11-openstack-fo...

codezero 1 day ago 2 replies      
It sounds like the gist is that they were rejected because the code they create might be used by entities that are not nonprofits/charitable.

One one hand, this seems crazy if the software created is given -- for a bad metaphor: imagine a charity being unable to feed people because those people may use the energy they get from that food to do non-charitable works.

Separately, and to play devil's advocate, I can kind of see the logic here: it creates a loophole through which re-usable work that is funded under tax exempt status can then be used by anyone, so you could imagine some org donating some money to get some particular work done, then getting it and using it without having to have paid tax on the equivalent work that would have been done if they paid for it. Going back to the food metaphor, it might be like a charity offering free food to anyone, rather than just to those who have a particular need. I think that such a charity might run into a similar rejection, but I don't know.

Like I said, I think it sounds crazy, but hopefully this draws more interested parties into the discussion.

jcalvinowens 1 day ago 0 replies      
Quotes From the IRS letter to Yorba:

> You have a substantial nonexempt purpose because you develop software published under open source compatible licenses that authorize use by any person for any purpose, including nonexempt purposes such as commercial, recreational, or personal purposes, including campaign intervention and lobbying.

By this logic, all non-profit educational entities should be disqualified because things people learn through their programs might later be used by those people to make a profit.

> public works must serve a community. Open source licensing ensures the Tools are accessible to the world. We have not found any authority for the proposition that the world is a community within the meaning of 501(c)(3).

I understand that there are probably real legal reasons for the IRS saying this... but that's bordering on inanity worthy of the Onion.

jorgeleo 21 hours ago 1 reply      
Interesting case. What I understand is that the product not only lack of proof that disadvantaged group benefits from it, but mainly it can be used by institutions that are for profit.

GPL v3

IANAL, but can you modify the license so if the user of your code is a for profit institution, then they are licensed under GPL v3. so the institution will have to make their code available for the community to benefit. Something that for profit institutions are highly allergic to (severe CIO rashes, and COO anaphylactic shocks)

And then can you turn back to the IRS and say that because the licensing schema, if a for profit makes use of the code, it forced to be used for the benefit of the community and not just for their profit?

Or maybe there is the need of a GPL v4 where you cannot make profit using the code released?

rancar2 1 day ago 0 replies      
From reading the blog post and the IRS letter of rejection, I didnt really find a strong case for why Yorba requires being a separate entity. Have you considered becoming fiscal sponsorship project? There are multiple 501(c)(3) organization that might consider serving as a fiscal sponsor for the project like the Software Freedom Conservancy. Another perk to this relationship is that the fiscal sponsor will handle the taxes and compliance.

To give some more background, my nonprofit went through a similar 4 yearlong back and forth process, but in the end, we did successful receive status last year. Prior to approval, I set up our organization as a fiscally sponsored organization by established another 501(c)(3). The status that we achieved is probably one of the highest on the IRS watchlist (donor advised fund) so Ive had to fortune of getting to know the IRS and the tax code for tax-exempt entities very well :-)

For Yorba situation, the language used by Yorba in response to the IRS may be fine when talking to developers, but when talking to the IRS, using IRS language helps tremendously along with reinforcing a specific charitable purpose and avoiding any red flags (which Yorbas response triggered in multiple regards); this is where a lawyer specializing in nonprofit law can really help as @philipn suggested. If you cant afford a lawyer, you may be able to obtain pro bono work, and even then, its still good to read the relevant legal treatise to ensure you are well informed.

wes-exp 1 day ago 0 replies      
It's a wake up call: real charity is stuff like stopping malaria in destitute villages. Releasing software without charging a fee? Not so much.
phazmatis 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Crackpot conspiracy theory: Microsoft is whispering in the IRS's ear. The joke's on them: Once a piece of open source software has a foundation around it, it's pretty much just a bunch of people re-coloring widgets.
juliendorra 1 day ago 0 replies      
Interestingly, from what I read here it seems a lot simpler to set up a tax exempt non-profit in France (Europe?).Basically you just register the statute of the non-profit (it's inner working), and you can then act as a registered non-profit exempt from many taxes (non-profit meaning you can't share the revenue between the members as if they were shareholders).The tax administration can control at any point, of course, and ask for taxes if you start doing for-profit or clearly commercial activities that are not covered by the rules.

Then if you want to exempt donations, as in this case, you have to be of general interest (for the common good).

You don't need to apply, You can just self-check against a list of criterias, and emit a fiscal receipt for you donators (but you might have to prove it later).Or you can ask the tax administration to confirm and declare that you are of general interest.

And then there is another step for more exemptions, for your donators "of public utility" ("d'intrt public"). This is way harder to get and is granted and published by the government. This is for bigger fondations working on great, wide issues.

restalis 1 day ago 0 replies      
"We have no plans to appeal their decision."

It's a shame. That kind of stupidity, shown by IRS, deserves to be penalized.

guard-of-terra 1 day ago 2 replies      
The quotes from IRS shot that this is not a random rejection, rather a whole policy with thought-out basis. Somebody took time to ridicule open source in legalese.

Two options from the paranoid:

Somebody influences IRS to stifle open source? Who may that be?

IRS thinks they can make enough wool by shaving pigs? That's desperate.

They should better figure out how to dismember Apple than do what they do. It's a disgrace.

gcb0 1 day ago 0 replies      
reading that i almost wish they deny status to everyone writing coffee under bsd and mit and only allow gnu gpl :
jrockway 1 day ago 0 replies      
Little known fact: the GNU project got its 501(c)(3) status by starting The Church of Emacs. The software is just something they do for fun.

(I might have made that up.)

titanix 1 day ago 1 reply      
Private corporation seizing other's domains, non-profit organization unable to exempted from taxes, US gov wanting to access US-based company data on foreign data center, PRISM, etc. it seems the US is building a strong negative law environment against its own tech firms.If only Europe were to take take this opportunity to become more attractive... but I haven't any faith our leader will do it.
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz [video] archive.org
210 points by nullc  3 days ago   75 comments top 13
nullc 3 days ago 5 replies      
This is the full 120 minute long documentary. It's a heavy watch, but interesting to both audiences familiar with the background and ones who are not.

In addition to the normal pay per view streaming on vimeo (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/internetsownboy/94238859), this film was also offered at an increased price under CC-By-NC-SA. I purchased a freely licensed copy and have placed it on archive.org allowing anyone to learn from it, share it with others, or build new works out of it without risk of prosecution and without going through US-only paywall.

The official site for the film is at http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy and the there is a Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internet%27s_Own_Boy:_The_S...

RexRollman 3 days ago 2 replies      
The only thing I don't care for in all this is the deification of Swartz, as if he played no part in the dilemma he found himself in. That said, something need to be done about the prosecutors in this country, who overcharge and bend the law in way not intended.
staunch 3 days ago 0 replies      
"Hackers for right, we are one down, we have lost one of our own." - TimBL
sparkzilla 3 days ago 1 reply      
I made a timeline of Swartz' life http://newslines.org/aaron-swartz/ Feel free to update if you see something missing.
thrush 3 days ago 2 replies      
I've just watched this with my roommates, and I think we're in consensus that Aaron's beliefs, to make the Public Domain actually public and universally share information so that we may be push forward the progress of humanity, are undoubtedly correct.

What I would like to know at this time is how to make Aaron's beliefs a reality. What can I do? What can my roommates do? What can anyone do?

Ideally, I also don't think that this is a zero sum game. We can all be winners. I'd like to believe that we can all be winners.

kayoone 3 days ago 2 replies      
While i believe in the underlying vision that drove Swartz to his actions, the person that killed Swartz was Swartz himself.

Prosecutors overcharge and bend the law all the time, still we don't see mass suicides from the "victims". Swartz obviously had some other unrelated issues that drove him to this extreme.

hookshot 2 days ago 0 replies      
Aaron's Law was just recently introduced:


There is a really great talk by Lessig about the legal issues surrounding the case at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HAw1i4gOU4#t=44m39. After seeing the debate around the movie, this quote really stuck out at me:

"He was a citizen who felt a moral obligation to do what he believed was right. And if he is guilty here it is because he acted on that view of what was right. And we need to act to respect that act of citizenship. To think beyond what Aaron did, to think beyond what was done to him, to think about the ideals he gave everything in his life to, and to make those ideals the law."

stephenitis 3 days ago 1 reply      
I'm wondering... has anyone really opened JSTOR and their equivalents to the world yet? appears no.

edit* there is not technology and science resource available for congressmen??? smh...

jaseemabid 3 days ago 2 replies      
Can we all be good netizens and torrent rather than overload Archive servers? Not enough seeders right now.
stephenitis 3 days ago 1 reply      
40 min through is a pretty good tribute to his life, humanity, and values. 10/10It takes a turn a focus on prosecutorial zeal afterwards. 6/10
ZenPro 3 days ago 1 reply      
I cannot get around the fact that he was offered leniency (6 months in a low security prison) in return for a plea bargain.

He rejected that deal, opting instead for a trial in which prosecutors would have been forced to justify their pursuit of him.

Fair enough - noble and principled if a little foolhardy.

Then he committed suicide.

Given the choice of ending my life or taking 6 months in jail; I know which is the more mentally stable option to take.

gdewilde 3 days ago 0 replies      
"The Startup Trying to Replace Congress With Software Is Running Two Candidates"


thinkcomp 3 days ago 1 reply      
Some links to relevant legal proceedings / profiles:

USA v. Swartz: http://www.plainsite.org/dockets/my5tdot8/massachusetts-dist...

Stephen P. Heymann: http://www.plainsite.org/attorneys/united-states-department-...

Think Computer Foundation et al v. Administrative Office of the United States Courts et al: http://www.plainsite.org/dockets/29himg3wm/california-northe...