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We Should Not Accept Scientific Results That Have Not Been Repeated nautil.us
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misnome 3 days ago 16 replies      
Define repetition.

It's not as simple as that, for all sciences - once again an article on repeatability seems to have focused on medicinal drug research (it's usually that or psychology), and labelled the entire "Scientific community" as 'rampant' with " statistical, technical, and psychological biases".

How about, Physics?

The LHC has only been built once - it is the only accelerator we have that has seen the Higgs boson. The confirmation between ATLAS and CMS could be interpreted as merely internal cross-referencing - it is still using the same acceleration source. But everyone believes the results, and believes that they represent the Higgs. This isn't observed once in the experiment, it is observed many, many times, and very large amounts of scientists time are spent imagining, looking for, and measuring, any possible effect that could cause a distortion or bias to the data. When it costs billions to construct your experiment, sometimes reproducing the exact same thing can be hard.

The same lengths are gone to in order to find alternate explanations or interpretations of the result data. If they don't, they know that some very hard questions are going to be asked - and there will be hard questions asked anyway, especially for extraordinary claims - look at e.g. DAMA/LIBRA which for years has observed what looks like indirect evidence for dark matter, but very few people actually believe it - the results remain unexplained whilst other experiments probe the same regions in different ways.

Repetition is good, of course, but isn't a replacement for good science in the first place.

mmierz 3 days ago 6 replies      
I see a lot of people commenting here that there's no incentive to repeat previous research because it's not useful for getting grants, etc. This kind of true but I think it misses something important.

At least in life sciences (can't comment on other fields), it's not that scientists don't repeat each other's results. After all, if you're going to invest a significant fraction of your tiny lab budget on a research project, you need to make sure that the basic premise is sound, so it's not uncommon that the first step is to confirm the previous published result before continuing. And if the replication fails, it's obviously not a wise idea to proceed with a project that relies on the prior result. But that work never makes it into a paper.

If the replication succeeds, great! Proceed with the project. But it's time-consuming and expensive to make the reproduction publication worthy, so it will probably get buried in a data supplement if it's published at all.

If the replication fails, it's even more time-consuming and expensive to convincingly demonstrate the negative result. Moreover, the work is being done by an ambitious student or postdoc who is staring down a horrible job market and needs novel results and interesting publications in order to have a future in science. Why would someone like that spend a year attacking the work of an established scientist over an uninteresting and possibly wrong negative result, and getting a crappy paper and an enemy out of it in the end, instead of planning for their own future?

If enough people fail to replicate a result, it becomes "common knowledge" in the field that the result is wrong, and it kind of fades away. But it's not really in anyone's interest to write an explicit rebuttal, so it never happens.

undergroundOps 3 days ago 4 replies      
I'm a physician and I've been suggesting this to my colleagues for a few years, only to be met with alienated stares and labeled cynical.

The doctors and doctors-in-training I work with have altruistic motives, but place too much stock in major medical studies. They also frequently apply single-study findings to patient care, even to patients that would've been excluded from that study (saw this a lot with the recent SPRINT blood pressure trial).

And don't even get me started on the pulmonary embolism treatment studies. What a clinical mess that is.

It's frustrating.

ythl 3 days ago 1 reply      
> Nowadays there's a certain danger of the same thing happening (not repeating experiments), even in the famous field ofphysics. I was shocked to hear of an experiment done at the big accelerator at the NationalAccelerator Laboratory, where a person used deuterium. In order to compare his heavy hydrogenresults to what might happen with light hydrogen, he had to use data from someone else'sexperiment on light, hydrogen, which was done on different apparatus. When asked why, he said itwas because he couldn't get time on the program (because there's so little time and it's suchexpensive apparatus) to do the experiment with light hydrogen on this apparatus because therewouldn't be any new result. And so the men in charge of programs at NAL are so anxious for new results, in order to get more money to keep the thing going for public relations purposes, they aredestroying--possibly--the value of the experiments themselves, which is the whole purpose of thething. It is often hard for the experimenters there to complete their work as their scientific integritydemands.

-- Richard Feynman, "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman", pp. 225-226

cs702 3 days ago 5 replies      
My first reaction to this headline was "duh." Of course we should hold off on accepting scientific claims (i.e., predictions about the natural world) that to date have been verified only by the same person making those claims!

My next reaction was, "wow, it's a sad state of affairs when a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School feels he has to spell this out in a blog post." It implies that even at the prestigious institution in which he works, he is coming across people who treat science like religion.

jbb555 3 days ago 3 replies      
We shouldn't "accept" or "reject" results at all.

It's not a binary option. One poor experiment might give us some evidence something is true. A single well reviewed experiment gives us more confidence. Repeating the results similarly does. As does the reputation of the person conducting the experiment and the way in which it was conducted.

It's not a binary thing where we decide something is accepted or rejected, we gather evidence and treat it accordingly.

mydpy 3 days ago 1 reply      
I agree in principle. There are a few concerns:

1. How should we receive costly research that took special equipment and lots of time to develop and cultivate? I.e., CERN?

2. A lot of research is published, ignored, and then rediscovered. In this case, we may want to accept the research until it cannot be repeated (i.e., in another journal publication).

3. Reviewers of academic publications probably are not qualified or have the time to recreate all scientific research.

4. Isn't the academic system at its core kinda... broken?

gnuvince 3 days ago 3 replies      
Maybe conferences should have a "reproducibility" track for that purpose? Also, I don't know about other fields, but I'm pretty sure that in CS, if you just took a paper and tried to reproduce the results, you'll get rejected on the ground that you offer no original contribution; no original contribution => no publication => no funding.
bontoJR 3 days ago 4 replies      
The big issue right now is funding of replicated research, who wants to fund a research to prove someone else was right? Most of these funds are granted based on potential outcome of the new discovery like: potential business, patents, licenses, etc... not being the first one would probably wipe most of these benefits, cutting down to a small probably getting funded...

Now, straight to the point, who's going to pay for the repeated research to prove the first one?

guaka 3 days ago 2 replies      
Totally agree. I'd go even further and make free licenses on scientific source and datasets mandatory. Research that is funded by public money should lead to public code and data.
fhood 3 days ago 0 replies      
Many people have mentioned that replicating an experiment can be expensive, but I don't think anybody has really brought up just how expensive this can be.

Not all science is done in a lab. Replicating an experiment is obviously feasible for a short term psychology experiment, but in earth sciences (oceanography for instance.) it is far less often possible to reproduce an experiment for the following reasons.N.B. This is all from my personal experience of one field of science.

1.) Cost. If you got funding to take an ice-breaker to Antarctica to "do science" it required several million dollars to fund. It is difficult enough to secure funding for anything these days, none the less prohibitively expensive attempts to reproduce results. (honestly any serious research vessel will run costs into the millions, regardless of destination.)

2.) Time. Say you are on a research vessel taking measurements of the Amazon river basin. This is a trip that takes months to years to plan and execute. If you return to duplicate your experiment 2 years later, the ecology of the area you were taking measurements of may have changed completely.

3.) Politics. Earth sciences often require cooperation from foreign entities, many of which are not particularly stable, or whom may be engaging in political machinations that run counter to your nationality's presence in the country, or both. Iran and China are two good examples. Both are home to some excellent oceanographers, and both of which can be very difficult to Science in when your team includes non Iranian/Chinese nationalities.

unabst 3 days ago 0 replies      
With science, the profession and the product are distinctly different, and we are failing to hold the profession to the standards of the product. Science, the profession, is political, incentive driven, and circumstantial. Scientists need to get paid. Science, the product, is apolitical, existential, and universal. So those who love and believe in the products of science may wish upon themselves to be these things also. I know I do. Except, sometimes it just ins't practical, or even possible.

But repeatability actually matters more professionally. Scientifically speaking, if the science is bad it just won't work when others try to make use of it. All bad science will be identified or corrected as we try and make use of it and convert it into new technology. Technology mandates repeatability. So those scientists who fail to produce repeatable science, regardless of how professionally successful they may be, will inevitably fail to produce any new technology or medicine, and vice versa.

Gatsky 3 days ago 0 replies      
Lots of scientific results are repeated but not published. If it doesn't work then people just move on. The problem is journals. There is no way to publish your attempts to repeat an experiment, unless you put it into another paper.

The other issue, especially in the life sciences, is inaquedate statistical input. If someone performs an underpowered, confounded experiment and gets a positive result, then someone else performs the same underpowered confounded experiment and gets a negative result, what have we learned except that the experiment is underpowered?

jmilloy 3 days ago 0 replies      
Obviously I agree that scientific results must be reproducible. But I also realize that it's simply infeasible to repeat the entirety of every study, and much less to also go to the effort to write and peer-review those repeated results.

What I think is overlooked in this discussion as that a lot of confirmation work already happens. Most (all?) scientific results are incremental progress built on a heap of previous work. In the course of normal research, you reproduce existing results as necessary before altering conditions for your own study. If you can't confirm the results, well then perhaps you have a paper (though it can be politically challenging to get it published, and that's a separate problem). But if you do, then you don't waste time publishing that, you get on with the new stuff.

Ultimately, I don't think scientists do accept results in their field that they have not repeated.

jernfrost 2 days ago 0 replies      
I don't get why this is not top on the agenda for the scientific community and the government. Huge amounts of research money is lost in repeating stuff that doesn't work. Huge amounts of money is lost chasing broken science.

I blame this on the neo-liberal ideology. This intense focus on getting money's worth, on tying grants to specific goals, counting publications etc. Driving research exclusively on a very narrowly defined money incentive has driven us further into this sort of mess. The money grabbing journals which has prevented any significant innovation in how science is shared.

I think what science needs is a model closer to that of open source. With open projects anybody can contribute to but where verification happens through personal forged relationships. The Linux kernel code quality is verified by a hierarchy of people trusting each other and knowing something about each others quality of work. Work should be shared like Linux source code in a transparent fashion and not behind some antiquated paywall.

I don't think the grant system can entirely away, but perhaps it should be deemphasized and instead pay a higher minimum amount of money to scientists for doing what they want. Fundamental science breakthrough doesn't happen because people had a clear money incentive. Neither Einstein, Nils Bohr, Isaac Newton or Darwin pursued their scientific breakthroughs with an aim of getting rich. Few people become scientists to get rich. Why not try to tap into people's natural desire to discover?

nonbel 3 days ago 1 reply      
Cue all the people justifying their pseudoscientific behavior. If it is too expensive to fund twice, it shouldn't be funded once. If that means the LHC and LIGO wouldn't get done, then we should have only funded one of them. We need to remain skeptical of those results until replicated by a new team. Even one replication is pretty weak...

Independent replications of experiment (and the corresponding independent reports of observations) are a crucial part of the scientific method, no matter how much you wish it wasn't. Nature doesn't care if it is inconvenient for you to discover her secrets, or that it is more difficult for you to hype up your findings to the unsuspecting public.

hudathun 3 days ago 0 replies      
Looking good is, sadly, better rewarded than doing good in many areas of life. It's doubly sad that this affects our body of scientific knowledge. Even claims that are reproduced can suffer from funding bias and confirmation bias. The truth hopefully comes out in the end, but I'm sad for the harm that's caused in the interim.
habitue 3 days ago 0 replies      
A big distinction here is that different fields have different levels of dependence on prior results. In fields like psychology etc, you don't need the previous results to work in order to run your own experiment. In other words, if you cite a well-known paper saying "people seem to work faster near the color red" and your paper runs an experiment to see if they work faster near the color yellow, if the red paper is later unreplicable, it doesn't change the outcome of your experiment in any way.

In contrast, if you are in machine learning and you are extending an existing architecture you are very directly dependent on that original technique being useful. If it doesn't "replicate" the effectiveness of the original paper, you're going to find out quickly. Same for algorithms research. Some other comments here have mentioned life sciences being the same.

So I think there's a qualitative difference between sciences where we understand things in a mostly statistical way (sociology, psychology, medical studies) where the mechanism is unknown (because it's very very complicated), but we use the process of science mechanistically to convince ourselves of effectiveness. e.g. I don't know why this color makes people work faster/ this drug increases rat longevity / complex human interactions adhere to this simple equation, but the p value is right, so we think it's true. Versus sciences where we have a good grasp of the underlying model and that model is backed up by many papers with evidence behind it, and we can make very specific predictions from that model and be confident of correctness.

framebit 3 days ago 0 replies      
This problem, like many in modern day science, can in large part be traced back to unstable funding. On the Maslow's-style hierarchy of research lab needs, the need for funding is a lot lower on the scale than the aspiration for scientific purity, just as a human's need for food is lower on the scale than their desire for self-actualization.

If competition for research dollars ceases to be so cutthroat, it will go a long way towards solving this and many other seemingly entrenched cultural problems.

cube00 3 days ago 1 reply      
Having wasted time trying to replicate someone else's results who 'lost' their code, I agree! Maybe repeating the experiment should be part of the peer review.
kayhi 3 days ago 0 replies      
In the world of chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology a huge step forward would be for journals to require a complete list of products used. The publication should also include the certification of analysis for each item as they vary over time.

For example, here are two product specifications for a dye called Sirius Red, the first by Sigma-Aldrich[1] and the second by Chem-Impex[2]. The Sigma-Aldrich product contains 25% dye while the Chem-Impex contains equal or greater than 21%. These two dyes could be quickly assessed with a spectrophotometer in order to determine an equivalency, however you need both dyes on hand which doesn't seems like a good use of funding. Also this touches on another problem in replication which is, what is in the other 75%+ of the bottle?

[1] http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/Graphics/COfAInfo/SigmaSAPQM/SPE...[2] http://www.chemimpex.com/MSDSDoc/22913.pdf

yiyus 3 days ago 0 replies      
> The inconvenient truth is that scientists can achieve fame and advance their careers through accomplishments that do not prioritize the quality of their work

An even more inconvenient truth is that scientists cannot even keep their jobs if they prioritize the quality of their work. The pressure to publish novel results is too strong and it is almost impossible to get any support for confirming previous ones.

Mendenhall 3 days ago 0 replies      
Look at research done on many political hot button topics. They love results that have not been repeated. I see all sorts of posts even on HN that reference such "science" as well. The root problem, people who are pushing an agenda.
bshanks 3 days ago 0 replies      
I agree with the main point of this article but in terms of its analysis and prescriptions I think it gets two things backwards. (1) Most scientists seek fame as a means to the end of getting tenure and funding, not the other way around; if you gave them tenure (and the ability to move their tenure to somewhere else if they wanted to move) and perpetual funding and told them they could choose to be anonymous, I think many would choose that option. (2) Replication is not done/published enough because the incentive to do so (measured in: increase in probability of getting tenure per hour spent) is not high enough, not because people are overly willing to accept unreplicated work.

In order for a lot more replication to get published, what would be needed would be for people who spent their careers replicating others' results (at the expense of not producing any important novel results of their own) to get tenure at top institutions (outcompeting others who had important novel results but not enough published replications).

doug1001 3 days ago 0 replies      
"repeated" in this context is not incorrect, but i think "replicated" is perhaps a better choice.

That aside, i think repeatability is a much more useful goal (rather than "has been repeated"). For one thing, meaningful replication must be done by someone else; for another, it's difficult and time consuming; the original investigator has no control over whether and when another in the community chooses to attempt replication of his result. What is within their control is an explanation of the methodology they relied on to produce their scientific result in sufficient detail to enable efficient repetition by the relevant community. To me that satisfies the competence threshold; good science isn't infallible science, and attempts to replicate it might fail, but some baseline frequency for ought to be acceptable.

VikingCoder 3 days ago 0 replies      
This is wrong-headed in the extreme.

What we should demand is scientific results that have FAILED.

When we see a p=0.05, but we don't know that this SAME EXACT EXPERIMENT has been run 20 times before, we're really screwing ourselves over.

Relevant: https://xkcd.com/882/

pc2g4d 3 days ago 0 replies      
Replication isn't enough. It's also necessary to know how many non-replications have occurred but got swept under the rug. It's not the existence of replications that matter---it's the rate of replication relative to number of replication attempts.

So I agree with the title "We Should Not Accept Scientific Results That Have Not Been Repeated". But I would add to it "We Should Not Accept Scientific Results from Studies That Weren't Preregistered". Registration of studies forces negative results to be made public, allowing for the positive result rate / replication rate to be calculated.

Otherwise the existence of a "positive" result is more a function of the trendiness of a research area than it is of the properties of the underlying system being studied.

aminorex 3 days ago 0 replies      
More pragmatically, we should not accept scientific publications and conferences which do not publish negative results and disconfirmations.
dalke 3 days ago 2 replies      
I disagree.

One part of science is observation. Including observations which cannot be, or at least have not been, repeated. For example, consider a rare event in astronomy which has only been detected once. Is that science? I say it is. But it's surely not repeatable. (Even if something like it is detected in the future, is it really a "repeat"?)

Some experiments are immoral to repeat. For example, in a drug trial you may find that 95% survive with a given treatment, while only 5% survive with the placebo. (Think to the first uses of penicillin as as real-world example.)

Who among you is going to argue that someone else needs to repeat that experiment before we regard it as a proper scientific result?

webosdude 3 days ago 0 replies      
Didn't John Oliver say the same thing few months ago in his episode on scientific studies, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw
leecarraher 3 days ago 0 replies      
It's not just money that prevents people from repeating experiments, it's recognition.

The general idea for research to be accepted is that it makes some novel, albeit small, impact on the field, acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed journal or proceeding. Repeating someone else's experiments wont get you that, so in general it wont help you graduate or move you toward a higher position at a university or in your profession, meaning there is very little motivation for researchers to pursue such endeavors.

So instead of just throwing money at the problem, we may need to entirely revamp how we recognize the pursuits of researchers.

ehnto 3 days ago 1 reply      
We learned the importance of this in high school science and it baffles me that it's not already the case.
westurner 2 days ago 0 replies      
So, we should have a structured way to represent that one study reproduces another? (e.g. that, with similar controls, the relation between the independent and dependent variables was sufficiently similar)

- RDF is the best way to do this. RDF can be represented as RDFa (RDF in HTML) and as JSON-LD (JSON LinkedData).

... " #LinkedReproducibility "


It isn't/wouldn't be sufficient to, with one triple, say (example.org/studyX, 'reproduces', example.org/studyY);there is a reified relation (an EdgeClass) containing metadata like who asserts that studyX reproduces studyY, when they assert that, and why (similar controls, similar outcome).

Today, we have to compare PDFs of studies and dig through them for links to the actual datasets from which the summary statistics were derived; so specifying who is asserting that studyX reproduces studyY is very relevant.

Ideally, it should be possible to publish a study with structured premises which lead to a conclusion (probably with formats like RDFa and JSON-LD, and a comprehensive schema for logical argumentation which does not yet exist).("#StructuredPremises")

Most simply, we should be able to say "the study control type URIs match", "the tabular column URIs match", "the samples were representative", and the identified relations were sufficiently within tolerances to say that studyX reproduces studyY.

Doing so in prosaic, parenthetical two-column PDFs is wasteful and shortsighted.

An individual researcher then, builds a set of beliefs about relations between factors in the world from a graph of studies ("#StudyGraph") with various quantitative and qualitative metadata attributes.

As fields, we would then expect our aggregate #StudyGraphs to indicate which relations between dependent and independent variables are relevant to prediction and actionable decision making (e.g. policy, research funding).

ramblenode 3 days ago 1 reply      
I have an alternative proposal: do a study right the first time.

That means:

A) Pre-registering the study design, including the statistical analysis. Otherwise, attaching a big label "Exploratory! Additional confirmation needed!"

B) Properly powering the study. That means gathering a sample large enough that the chances of a false negative aren't just a coin flip.

C) Making the data and analysis (scripts, etc.) publicly available where possible. It's truly astounding that this is not a best practice everywhere.

D) Making the analysis reproducible without black magic. That includes C) as well as a more complete methods section and more automation of the analysis (one can call it automation but I see it more as reproducibility).

Replication of the entire study is great, but it's also inefficient in the case of a perfect replication (the goal). Two identical and independent experiments will have both a higher false negative and false positive rate than a single experiment with twice the sample size. Additionally, it's unclear how to evaluate them in the case of conflicting results (unless one does a proper meta-analysis--but then why not just have a bigger single experiment?).

csydas 3 days ago 2 replies      
I think with the increased visibility of scientific research to the general public, it's less that science needs to stop accepting unrepeated results, but instead the paper process needs to be updated to reflect the new level of availability, and journal databases need better relationship views between papers and repeated tests.

As an outsider looking in on the Scientific process, I am not really sure how applicable my opinions are, but I see these as useful changes.

Basically, in reverse order, my suggestions for science to adopt are as follows:

Papers in databases need to have fields related to reproduction studies, and it needs to start becoming a prideful part of the scientific process; just as there is a lot of pride and money, researchers should start to thump their chest based on the reproducibility of their work, actively seeking out contemporaries and requesting a reproduction study as part of the pubilshing process, and subsequently updating.

The papers published themselves should take a moment (perhaps no more than a paragraph) to include a "for media" section that outlines the "do's and don't's" on reporting on the research. For example, cancer research should clearly state examples of acceptable understandings in lay person terms as a sort of catch for sloppy reporting. Something like "Do not write "cure for cancer found" or "Effective treatment", instead write "progress made, etc". Basically put a sucker punch to outlandish headlines and reporting right in the paper itself, and let journalists who want to be sensationalist embarrass themselves.

This seems like two very simple acts that could raise the bar for science a bit.

munificent 3 days ago 0 replies      
Most disciplines where correctness is important seem to end up having some adversarial component. It is explicitly how the justice system in the US works [1]. Many software companies have separate QA departments that are deliberately kept at a remove from the engineers to encourage some rivalry between them. Security issues are almost always managed in an adversarial way (though here, you could argue that's because it reflects how the system itself is [mis-]used). Markets are intended to allow fair competition between producers to find an optimal price and product for consumers.

Peer review is supposed to do this, but the fact that peer reviewers are often colleagues leads to collusion, whether intended or not.

Maybe we need a separate body of scientists whose sole joband whose entire prestigederives from taking down and retracting bad science.

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adversarial_system

lutorm 2 days ago 0 replies      
Define reproduced? Do we mean "conduct the same experiment multiple times so we can assess the variance on the outcome"? Or do we mean "conduct the same experiment multiple times to figure out if the first result is a screw-up"?

Those two aren't the same, and I think far too many think that the point is the latter when, imho, it's actually the former. Pure screwups will likely get found out, just like glaring bugs are usually found. It's when your result actually has a huge variance but you're looking at only one (or a few) samples and draw conclusions from it that's insidious, like the fact that it's the bugs that just change the output by a tiny bit that are the hardest to notice.

dahart 3 days ago 1 reply      
It's unfortunate that the suggestions at the end don't seem to offer a realistic attack vector.

> First, scientists would need to be incentivized to perform replication studies, through recognition and career advancement. Second, a database of replication studies would need to be curated by the scientific community. Third, mathematical derivations of replication-based metrics would need to be developed and tested. Fourth, the new metrics would need to be integrated into the scientific process without disrupting its flow.

Yes, absolutely those things need to happen, but the problem is how to get this funded, how to get people to not see reproducing results as career suicide, right? Items 2-4 will fall out as soon as item #1 happens.

How do we make item #1 happen? What things could be done to make reproducing results actually an attractive activity to scientists?

middleman90 3 days ago 1 reply      
I thought this was in the definition of "scientific"
typhonic 3 days ago 0 replies      
I've always been amazed by how widely the Stanford Prison Experiment results are accepted when a) the experiment has not been repeated and b) the experiment didn't even get completed. It was stopped when the researchers had made up their minds about the results.
dschiptsov 3 days ago 0 replies      
According to old-school philosophy of science truth could be discovered only by removing all the nonsense, as a remainder, not by pilling up nonsense on top of nonsense out of math and probabilities.

Probabilities, for example, are not applicable to partially observed, guessed and modeled phenomena. It should be a type-error.

As for math - existence of a concept as a mathematical abstraction does not imply its existence outside the realms of so-called collective consciousness. Projecting mathematical concepts onto physical phenomena which could not be observed is a way to create chimeras and to get lost in them.

Read some Hegel to see how it works.)

triangleman 3 days ago 0 replies      
Ironically, one of the reasons Semmelweis's colleagues rejected his "hand-washing" hypothesis was that it did not have a good enough empirical/statistical basis.


macspoofing 3 days ago 0 replies      
Or at least, the media shouldn't report on results until they have been repeated. This would cut down on the daily "X causes cancer / X doesn't cause cancer" media spam.
aficionado 3 days ago 0 replies      
The solution is easy and it applies to most sciences: all research articles should include a pointer to download the dataset that was used and an annex with the details on how it was collected.
michaelbuddy 3 days ago 0 replies      
Agreed, which means 50% of social science at least is disqualified and should not be making into future publications or become part of curriculum.
VlijmenFileer 3 days ago 0 replies      
Like climate science, right? Let's set up a statistical meaningful set of equivalent earths, and start doing some serious peer review.
tudorw 3 days ago 0 replies      
this increasingly includes code that needs to run in the future, and citations within code, see this group working in that field https://www.force11.org/sites/default/files/shared-documents...
collyw 3 days ago 0 replies      
Just to play devils advocate, won't there be a self correcting mechanism?

If results are genuinely useful, then people will want to build upon that work, and will have to repeat the science. On the other hand if it can't be repeated, then it will not get further work done and fade into obscurity. Curious what other peoples opinion on this are?

bane 3 days ago 0 replies      
I think a better way of thinking about what we want than "repetition" is "independent corroboration".
grashalm 3 days ago 2 replies      
Sometimes in cs if your research is embedded in a huge ecosystem, it can become quite expensive to reproduce results. I mean proper reproduction, not just rerunning the Benchmarks. If you are dealing with complicated stuff, the reproducer might also just not be able to do the same thing technically.
chucky_z 3 days ago 0 replies      
In for instance, a bioscience lab, I don't believe that results should even be accepted unless they're repeated with similar reagents. Some reagents are so specific they only prove something.... for that one single thing, which could be unique on this planet.
vonnik 3 days ago 1 reply      
In that case, macro-economics is simply disqualified from being scientific. It's almost impossible to repeat large-scale events, controlling for all variables. Have to say I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of Nautilus's analysis.
twoslide 3 days ago 0 replies      
One problem is that there is no incentive to replicate. From the PhD onwards, academia creates incentives for original research. Replications, particularly those that confirmed existing research, would not benefit the researcher much.
tedks 3 days ago 0 replies      
From the authors of "Why Science Needs Metaphysics" this rings a little hollow.

Nautilus is just a slightly less vitriolic version of the Aeon-class anti-science postmodernist blog. Like Aeon, it's garbage.

Zenst 3 days ago 0 replies      
Independently verified and repeated I would add.

After all any scientific test that fails when somebody else repeats it is not science but the domain of magic and religion, so clearly not science.

colinprince 3 days ago 0 replies      
I searched for the word "tenure" in the article, but didn't find it.

The drive to get tenure is a big reason that scientists publish so much, funny that was not mentioned.

mankash666 3 days ago 0 replies      
What we need is accountable statistics - something that cannot be manipulated.

One idea is to enforce storing or indemnifying a time-stamped data base of the raw data on the block chain

jheriko 3 days ago 0 replies      
wait! we should use the scientific method for science?

its a radical suggestion. sad that it is, but true... ;)

seriously though... you can't have falsifiable results if you don't constantly try to falsify them. then it just becomes a result, which means the conclusion you can draw is close to nothing.... not quite nothing, but exceptionally close. :)

cm2187 3 days ago 0 replies      
How do you that in the medical field? Studies are often based on a small number of patients affected by a particular condition.
vorotato 3 days ago 0 replies      
There is no science without repetition.
sevenless 3 days ago 0 replies      
We also should not accept historical claims that have not been repeated :)
return0 3 days ago 1 reply      
We now have the tools to do it , and we should be doing it. The fate of scientific findings is not to publish papers, they belong to open and continuous scrutiny. And someone should build a github of scientific facts.
Eerie 3 days ago 0 replies      
UGH.Scientists are not getting funds to repeat result.
known 3 days ago 0 replies      
Lottery < Statistics < Science
Why we lost Uber as a user postgresql.org
1147 points by areski  15 hours ago   245 comments top 35
matthewmacleod 14 hours ago 4 replies      
The PoststgreSQL project never fails to impress me. I know that there are some use cases which are not currently covered by it versus alternatives, but I have consistently got the feeling that everybody involved in the project is supremely professional and interested in building an excellent database and the focus is on how to work to fix these use cases, instead of pointless mudslinging. Class act.
gnur 15 hours ago 3 replies      
Wow, nice explanation. I was expecting a lengthy post with refuting everything uber said and explaining why pgsql was a better choice and uber was wrong.

Nice and clean post showing that acknowledging a weakness isn't a terrible choice.

I do wonder whether a different data structure would have mitigated the issue instead of transitioning to a different storage engine.

cel1ne 14 hours ago 0 replies      
> "In some ways, people worry about the bugs they have seen, not the bugs they haven't seen." [0]

This is a key take-away for me. I used mySQL extensively and switched to postgres for everything years back. I would need extremely good reasons to use mySQL again.What you get with postgres is a lot more consistency and peace-of-mind, in my opinion.

[0] https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/20160727160408.GA23585...

methehack 10 hours ago 5 replies      
Does anyone else think the scenario in the explanation is an unreasonable request to make of a relational database? I think that if you've created a design that requires you to update a 50K row table 500 times a second that itself is heavily indexed and used heavily in joins, you have a software design problem more than a database problem. I wouldn't expect any database to handle that and am surprised that mysql does. One has to ask: for how long will it work? Surely the clock is running out on such a design.
BilalBudhani 13 hours ago 0 replies      
A huge respect for PostgreSQL team on (always) being so transparent about their shortcomings and giving credits where its due (InnoDB). Posts like these makes me more confident on PostgreSQL as a product.

Also I'd like to take this moment and address those people, who will start rubbing this "Uber switched to MySQL from PostgreSQL" argument without considering that not every app is "Uber". You can't simply take their use case and start throwing stuff against PostgreSQL.

cemerick 15 hours ago 2 replies      
This only talks about a particular write amplification issue. A far better message IMO is just a few clicks upthread: https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/579795DF.10502%40comma...

Provides a link to the rationale post from uber (https://eng.uber.com/mysql-migration/), and a tl;dr of it. Prior discussion here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12166585

jhh 15 hours ago 1 reply      
The attitude with which the article is discussed in the mailing list is admirable.
brightball 13 hours ago 4 replies      
In reading that, my first thought was "why in the world would Uber do that?"

In every single performance tuning a scale story that I've read over the past decade, the very first point of order is: remove joins from high traffic queries. It seems like Uber has gone the complete opposite direction.

jjp 15 hours ago 0 replies      
The original Uber blog post that led to the discussion - https://eng.uber.com/mysql-migration/
systematical 1 hour ago 0 replies      
If only politicians gave answers like that, country would be a better place. Kudos for the answer. I use both MySQL and Postgresql depending on my use case.
tombert 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I think it's very cool that Postgres didn't just post some long thing about Uber saying "they're using it wrong omg!!!" and instead address the problems, understand their decision, and move on. I think that's very cool, there's clearly a good team working on this DB.
merb 13 hours ago 0 replies      
Actually after watching their video. I think that even MySQL wouldn't helped them.Ignoring disk space full is really not a good idea.
MadWombat 11 hours ago 2 replies      
I see some comments call this a "very specific user case". This is not. Pretty much every major web project is going to have tables like that. User sessions are just one example. Sure, you can design around this, but it is a problem and no design is going to make it completely go away.
erikb 14 hours ago 2 replies      
I agree it's a nice thing. But some kind of answer may also be good. Like restructuring your data to become faster.

I also wonder what happened the last few (10) years. When I was in university I'm pretty sure I learned that JOIN was Satan's mother and if you have a big DB you need to avoid JOINs as much as possible. That's not a big deal today anymore, it seems.

grandalf 14 hours ago 0 replies      
How well will INNODB scale for this particular use case? It seems that the architecture is a bit too reliant on the complex performance characteristics of one subsystem.
cyberferret 15 hours ago 1 reply      
I am guessing that VACUUM only kicks in for row deletions? With that busy a table, can't you just bypass VACUUM and reuse dead keys? I am assuming because you are talking indexes here, you are talking fixed length records and not dynamically allocated VARCHARs etc.??
ZanyProgrammer 14 hours ago 2 replies      
Its weird seeing a post mortem for losing a user (I really want to say customer) from a piece of FOSS. Its also weird (still!) to consider Uber a tech company, rather than a company that happens to use tech.
jimktrains2 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Here is the original message in the thread, and it gives some additional reasons as well.


cobbzilla 10 hours ago 3 replies      
great explanation by the Postgres crew.

it makes me wonder, though: if I had a table with 50k rows, updated hundreds of times per second and used in joins throughout the database, is there any way I can just stick that whole table into memcached or redis? I know there are some cases where this works, some where it doesn't. curious if this option was explored.

neves 3 hours ago 0 replies      
I've already read 2 very long about this issue, but this very succinct text is really way better than any of others. The best computer programming article I've read in months.
eric_the_read 10 hours ago 1 reply      
This might explain a lot of the performance problems we've seen trying to use Postgresql as an event store, dumping some 10s of millions of rows/day into a table that has a few indexes (no foreign keys, but trying to speed up queries). Sounds like it's time to investigate alternatives.
combatentropy 5 hours ago 1 reply      
This later comment in the thread (https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/7663dfec-e46a-401...), by Merlin Moncure, describes a set-up that most applications have, and I agree with his assessment of it:

 Taking a step back, from the outside, it looks like uber: *) has a very thick middleware, very thin database with respect to logic and complexity *) has a very high priority on quick and cheap (in terms of bandwidth) replication *) has decided the database needs to be interchangeable *) is not afraid to make weak or erroneous technical justifications as a basis of stack selection (the futex vs ipc argument I felt was particularly awful -- it ignored the fact we use spinlocks) The very fact that they swapped it out so easily suggests that they were not utilizing the database as they could have, and a different technical team might have come to a different result. Postgres is a very general system and rewards deep knowledge such that it can outperform even specialty systems in the hands of a capable developer . . .
It's all the rage to use an object-relational wrapper to abstract away the database brand, so that the database can be "interchangeable." In my 11 years experience with web apps and databases, particularly Postgres, this is a false economy:

- When you use an object-relational wrapper, you are trading one kind of lock-in for another. Instead of locking yourself into Postgres, you are locking yourself into PHP. That seems a good trade to most developers, who know their middleware language better than SQL.

- However I have found that moving your application code from the middle layer, to SQL, results in shorter code and much faster execution. I don't mean moving the Python code into Postgres functions written in PL/Python (which you can do). I mean porting them to SQL. The simplest example is if your first version of your application just used SQL to fetch all the rows from the database and using a Python if-statement to find the rows you need: rewriting the Python if-statement as an SQL where-clause will be much faster. I'm sure few of you are doing something like that, but there are many, more complex examples like that, which I have learned and slowly replaced over the years.

- Furthermore SQL is just like any other language in that there are many ways to do the same thing, and some ways are a thousand times faster than others. People who only know basic SQL likely are writing inefficient apps. I have often rewritten queries to use a fraction of the memory and time they were using.

Moral of the story: Learn more SQL, instead of learning some avant-garde storage engine. Stepping deeper into PostgreSQL (and thereby locking yourself more and more into it) is often better than locking yourself deeper into Python, PHP, or whatever your middle language is. Who knows, you may want to switch out your middle language before you want to switch out Postgres!

I try to make Postgres my "application": put all your business logic in there. It may have an arcane "user-input interface" (SELECT . . . FROM sometable WHERE . . .) and a primitive "user-output interface" (plain tables) but that's where the middleware finally comes in, to cover the queries with checkboxes and buttons, and to decorate the output into various boxes, color, layout, and type, and maybe some nice images, graphs, and so on.

geophile 11 hours ago 2 replies      
Question about Postgres architecture: Why were secondary indexes designed to refer to ctids instead of primary keys?
mrfusion 14 hours ago 4 replies      
I don't understand if they mean that foreign key relationships are contributing to the problem. If so is it possible to turn off foreign key constaints during a big load?

Would it be worth removing indexes during a big load?

(Currently fighting with an etl that can't get above 500 rows / second even after using copy from)

dumbfounder 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Sounds like postgres needs to support pluggable storage engines. I am sure Uber (and many others) would have paid some license fee to someone who developed a storage engine that fixed this use case. Think of how much it cost them to switch...
curiousgal 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Are there any recommended resources to extensively learn about databases?
EugeneOZ 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Initial email is even more impressive - huge respect for this style.
jrochkind1 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Refreshing alternative to many posts saying "It wasn't really about postgres at all"
Myrmornis 9 hours ago 0 replies      
It would be more helpful if this linked to the entire thread:


scotty79 11 hours ago 0 replies      
That's the mature way to react to reality. Vacuuming can be a problem for users.
ythl 11 hours ago 2 replies      
We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12202576 and marked it off-topic.
chewbacha 12 hours ago 2 replies      
We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12201894 and marked it off-topic.
rimantas 14 hours ago 4 replies      
We detached this subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12201577 and marked it off-topic.
landmark3 13 hours ago 1 reply      
one other reason is that postgresql.org forum comes straight from 1984
Seymour Papert has died mit.edu
531 points by j4mie  13 hours ago   94 comments top 46
qwertyuiop924 5 hours ago 2 replies      
In 200x, when I was in 4th grade, my teacher said that that day, we would be learning some programming. We were strictly a Mac school, and Scratch wasn't as well known at the time, so the language and environment we learned was Terrapin Logo.

There's nothing like looking at the screen and seeing something that you made come to life for the first time. And there's nothing quite like being given a problem that seems impossibly hard at first, cracking it, and seeing the result in front of you. It was a magical moment, and though I would not do any more work in logo (UCBLogo wouldn't compile for me), that sense of wonder and magic, and that amazement and the feeling of looking at something, and understanding the complexity that makes it work, and knowing that you designed it, built it, and made it work, that is why I program. For the sheer joy of it.

Thank you Seymour, for everything.

reuven 10 hours ago 1 reply      
I had the honor of meeting Seymour Papert on a few occasions (there's no way that he would have remembered me), and coming away awestruck and inspired each time.

I also read his books and papers, and did a PhD with one of his best-known students, and never failed to come away thorough amazed by his vision, his dedication, and his ability to execute on so much of that -- partly through great research, partly through great execution on his own, and partly through inspiring generations of students of all ages and backgrounds.

Indeed, my PhD research was driven by my interest in pushing Papert's vision one step closer to reality. And my work training at companies around the world constantly tries to make things more constructionist, more exploratory, and thus better for my students.

If you haven't yet read Mindstorms, you should. You might think that it's a book about using Logo to teach kids, but it's not. Rather, it's a book about how children think and learn, and about how to encourage them to think and learn.

It's terribly sad that Papert has passed away, but his vision and ideas live on amount countless people who are better thinkers and educators as a result.

wallflower 11 hours ago 4 replies      
RIP, Seymour Papert.

Scratch is the spiritual successor to Logo.

As Scratch becomes more and more popular, it has been sad to say that there is a tension between the spirit of Scratch and commercialization. Scratch is all about exploration and making mistakes and experiential learning. However, there is a deluge of companies who are trying to create curriculums for Scratch that fit into the traditional School lesson models (canned, cut and dry).

Here are some of the better alternatives:

Google has developed the CS First program which uses Scratch. The interesting thing about this program is that it tries to scale the problem of teaching CS by making it less necessary for the teacher to know CS.


There is also a curriculum guide for Scratch.


joaorico 12 hours ago 1 reply      
"The fundamental fact about learning: Anything is easy if you can assimilate it to your collection of models. If you can't, anything can be painfully difficult." [0]

Although Papert is most known for Logo, he did not believe learning how to program was specially good in itself.

It is the fact that the computer allows the child to model almost everything (at almost no cost) that allowed that child to develop and fall in love with a topic, the same way he fell in love with gears at a very young age.

In his own words [1]: "It did not occur to me that anyone could possibly take my statement to mean that learning toprogram would in itself have consequences for howchildren learn and think. [...] But encouragingprogramming as an activity meant to be good in itselfis far removed, in its nature, from working atidentifying ideas that have been disempowered and seeking ways to re-empower them."

[0] Papert - "Mindstorms" in the Foreword: 'The Gears of My Childhood'

[1] Papert - "Whats the big idea? Toward a pedagogy of idea power"

mattkevan 4 hours ago 0 replies      
A sad day. My first programming experiences were with Logo, before I even realised that was what it was.

In primary school we had a robot turtle attached to a BBC Micro with a long cable which trundled around the floor drawing wonky shapes. At the time it was one of the most amazing things I'd seen - and was probably similar to, if not exactly the same as this: http://www.classicacorn.freeuk.com/8bit_focus/logo/logo.html

Later, in secondary school, I remember amazing our teacher by getting the Acorn Archimedes we had to produce multicoloured spirograph-like patterns.

Being able to type something - and then the computer actually going and doing it (or not) was both frustrating and fantastic, and left me with a lifelong interest in programming and learning new stuff.

Thank you Seymour.

throw42 5 hours ago 1 reply      
My office was next door to Seymour's office at the Media Lab. This was before the motorcycle accident in Vietnam. I was a freshly arrived student from India. His main observation about India was about how the IITs were terrible for the country because they left such a profound debilitating effect on those who did not make it to those schools.
panic 12 hours ago 2 replies      
2016 strikes again. :(

Seymour Papert was "co-creator of Logo" in much the same way that Doug Engelbart was "creator of the mouse". Their ideas were bigger than something you can fit in a headline. Papert believed that computers had a unique potential to help us learn and think. Anyone interested in computers or education should check out his book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas.

richard_todd 11 hours ago 1 reply      
For many years, I completely associated Logo with "turtle graphics" -- like it was a toy for kids to learn programming ideas. I only realized a couple years ago that it's a pretty capable language. The best references I found are a 3-volume set that covers using Logo for symbolic computation, making compilers, a diff tool, etc. PDF/HTML at https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~bh/v1-toc2.html
CaRDiaK 13 hours ago 0 replies      
"People laughed at Seymour Papert in the sixties when he talked about children using computers as instruments for learning and for enhancing creativity." - I'm glad he continued his work. My most fond memory of when I first saw a computer.. and it was running logo. I was amazed by all those keys! I would definitely not be here today if it were not for this gentleman. I got into trouble in school for throwing away the provided instructions and started to hack that turtle into writing my name the moment I realized I could control it. I never looked back from that day, I was 8 years old. RIP Seymour.
ontouchstart 12 hours ago 1 reply      

Technology In Education The committee examined technological advances in education. OCTOBER 12, 1995

Alan BrownSuperintendentPublic Schools

Chris DedeProfessorGeorge Mason University

Jeffrey JosephVice PresidentU.S. Chamber of Commerce->Domestic Policy

Alan KayFellowApple Computer->Learning Concepts

Cheryl LemkeAssociate SuperintendentIllinois->Board of Education

Edward McCrackenPresident and CEOSilicon Graphics

Deborah McGriffSenior Vice PresidentEdison Project

Robert W. MendenhallVice PresidentIBM->K-12 Industry Division

Seymour PapertProfessorMassachusetts Institute of Technology->Technology

David ShawChief Executive OfficerShaw Investment Company

Pat WrightVice PresidentTCI Educational Technologies

booleanbetrayal 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I'm an engineer at Pedago, and work on a product called Smartly (https://smart.ly).

Although the target audience differs a bit, Papert's work was the philosophical bedrock for the work we're doing. In fact, when the company was founded, it was agreed upon that it'd be best for all employees to read Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas. If you haven't read this book, and you are even the slightest bit interested in education and how we construct mental models, it's definitely worth the read.

I only hope he would have approved of what we've tried to build!

RIP, Seymour Papert.

tel 10 hours ago 0 replies      
If you haven't read Mindstorms yet and you have any interest at all in how learning, mathematics, and programming are interrelated then please take a moment to go buy it today.

There's little risk that Papert's ideas will fail to lastthey are already embedded in so much of how we think about programmingbut reading that book helps to emphasize just how far we are away from the ideas he was able to see just by talking with people about how they learn.

Truly, truly inspirational man. I'm sad he's now gone.

neves 3 hours ago 0 replies      
If you are an ACM member, you can download Papert's classic Mindstorm book here: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1095592&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFI...

(yes, the lego robot gets its name from this book)

drawkbox 4 hours ago 0 replies      
His central tenet could be useful in rebuilding the U.S. education systems more like Finland where it is project based, real-world based.

"The central tenet of his Constructionist theory of learning is that people build knowledge most effectively when they are actively engaged in constructing things in the world."

"you cannot think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something"

japhyr 7 hours ago 0 replies      
I grew up in the late 70s and early 80s. I first learned about programming from my father, who worked at DEC during its prime. To this day I deeply appreciate him sharing his love of the field with me from ayoung age. My first computer-related memories are learning to program in BASIC on a kit computer we had in our unfinished basement. I loved learning in a cold basement cellar surrounded by pieces of electronic gear in a makeshit office.

My second earliest memory about computers centers around learning Logo on an Apple II (I believe) in third grade. I remember exactly what Seymour describes: being shown the basics, and then being free to explore by making the turtle do what I wanted it to. I remember sketching designs in a notebook and then asking enough questions about angles and distances to be able to implement my designs.

I think my love of programming comes from an equal mix of people like my father who I could learn from directly, and people like Seymour who created systems that made it possible to learn independently.

gbin 11 hours ago 3 replies      
Python has a "logo inspired" turtle in the standard lib: https://docs.python.org/3.5/library/turtle.html

We played with it with my son and it brought back memories from the 80s when the French government made a big push on Logo in the schools.

agumonkey 12 hours ago 3 replies      
Anecdote: Logo was used in French 80s National "Plan Informatique Pour Tous" https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_informatique_pour_tous (Computing for all), running on Thomson MO5 terminals distributed in many schools. Kids (6-9yo I believe) would learn to "program" using it. For the younger ones it was mostly about moving that infamous turtle, and that was it. It was still something utterly magical, even though the lightpen bundled with the MO5 was also a big part of it.
tomcam 5 hours ago 0 replies      
You can try LOGO in your browser with this Javascript-based interpreter by the inimitable Joshual Bell: http://www.calormen.com/jslogo/
j0e1 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Logo was the first language that familiarized me with the fundamentals of programming and got me excited about computers back when I was in 4th grade in India, in the late 90s. It's amazing how a person's vision and hard work can have such far-reaching impact. I'm grateful for his life and work. Rest in Peace Seymour Papert.
Tomte 13 hours ago 6 replies      
Just yesterday I finished "Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams" by Resnick who builds heavily upon Papert's work.

Mindstorms is on my backlog.

I have fond recollections about my first contact with Turtles. It didn't shape me or anything like that, but I'd like to take Logo out again and play with it.

Is there a recommended modernish Logo (running on Windows), or should I simply go to Processing?

gfodor 12 hours ago 0 replies      
Of course, Logo was just a means to an end, something that was meant to be one example of many as to how to introduce children to the medium of computing. As is often the case the wider message was lost -- to me this was much like when englebart died and he was called "the inventor of the mouse." Mindstorms is a must read.
bwldrbst 55 minutes ago 0 replies      
Learning Logo on a Microbee in 1987 was my first introduction to computers. I remember being immensely excited when I figured out how to draw a circle.
zalmoxes 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Anyone interested in educational technology should read Mindstorms and Powerful Ideas. Papert described how technology should be used in schools and also predicted most issues and trends with education today.

Papert work is also present in most educational/programming toys we see today - Scratch, Kibo http://kinderlabrobotics.com/kibo/, LittleBits, LEGO Mindstorms all owe their roots to Paperts ideas.


picklesman 12 hours ago 0 replies      
LogoWriter was my entry into programming. I started with the turtle in elementary school, and in early high school my mind was blown when I leaned about the "flip side", where you could use functions and script things.

In grade 7 I used it to make an elaborate multi screen Sierra inspired game that took the better part of the year to make. What I would give to have a copy of it now...

RIP. Thanks for Logo and everything else.

ontouchstart 12 hours ago 1 reply      
Seymour Papert and Paulo Freire Debate Technology and the Future of Schools


314 6 hours ago 0 replies      
As a child of the 80s logo was one of the first languages that I learned. Although the relative motion was difficult to understand, and functions seemed to be impossibly hard - they worked eventually. 15 years later when I encountered functional programming for the first time I remember the shock and awe that somebody had the foresight to plantvthose seeds so long in advance.

Later still I became a teacher, and learning about constructivism for the first time I encountered Seymour's published body of work. So mindblowing. The passion and the vision inspired my career.

RIP Seymour, you will be missed, but after what you have given to the world you will never be forgotten.

edtechdev 13 hours ago 0 replies      
You can find some of his work at: http://www.papert.org/

and more background info on him on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Papert

oulipo 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Seymour Papert was an inspiring and caring researcher, and he will inspire many generations to come. His work was truly groundbreaking, subtle and profound, and I encourage everyone to read some of his books, notably Mindstorm and Children's Machine



pfooti 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Wow, RIP - he was a big inspiration to me professionally both in terms of the tech he helped build and in terms of the learning theory of which he was a proponent. (I also work at the intersection of education, learning sciences, and technology).

[0] is a great video from the early days of LOGO, and he's pushing notions of programming for all that felt new and revolutionary in the 2000s.

Mindstorms [1] is a great book if you're interested in his ideas about learning.

0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMzojQFyMo0

1: https://amzn.com/0465046746

davidf18 10 hours ago 0 replies      
He came to my high school to teach for the academic year when I was 16


He was a very, very warm person that clearly loved children. I remember him juggling oranges (or balls?).

I wanted to work with Papert and implemented LOGO with graphics on the university's computers when I was 16 using an instruction manual from Bolt, Beranek and Newman (now BBN Tech). I still remember showing it to him.

wiz21 11 hours ago 0 replies      
So Long, and Thanks for All the Turtles
nekopa 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Actually, when you look at any kind of programming, it is:

Turtles, turtles all the way down.


wiremine 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I very clearly remember using Logo in 1st grade over 30 years ago. Looking back, it was clearly what hooked me to get into CS.

Thanks Dr. Papert!

ontouchstart 4 hours ago 1 reply      
History of the original LOGO turtle (the actual robot):


eggy 9 hours ago 0 replies      
I had just started learning NetLogo, which led me to Lhogho, a compiled Logo, and then references to Seymour Papert's book Mindstorms that piqued my interest.I'll have to give it a go seeing as how many people have spoken so highly of this book.Sad news go lose such a thinker.
yladiz 5 hours ago 0 replies      
This is the first time I've heard of Seymour, but it looks like he really tried to increase education around programming and computers, especially with younger kids/teenagers (e.g. Logo in Lego Windstorms, One Laptop Per Child), and for that I'm deeply respectful. Making computers and programming more accessible is really wonderful.

RIP Seymour Papert.

kylek 12 hours ago 0 replies      
I never had the opportunity to use Logo, but I think it's obvious how much influence Seymour had on our industry and many of our paths. RIP.
nxzero 32 minutes ago 0 replies      
New York Times coverage, "Seymour Papert, 88, Dies; Saw Educations Future in Computers":


sgt101 7 hours ago 0 replies      
He said the fundamental fact about learning: Anything is easy if you can assimilate it to your collection of models. If you cant, anything can be painfully difficult. This is very revealing about the actual nature of learning, human and machine, and it's something that the ML community has simply ignored.
apricot 6 hours ago 0 replies      
As a math teacher with a background in computer science, Papert's work has influenced me tremendously, although I never got the chance to meet him.

His spirit lives on in his books.

ontouchstart 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Seymour Papert Tribute at IDC 2013


xeropho 10 hours ago 0 replies      
my first memory of using a computer is Logo where we were asked to do anything. I usually gave very large numbers and got interesting geometric patterns on my screen ...exciting stuff for a 10 year old.
philippeback 7 hours ago 0 replies      
RIP.Also check http://phratch.org
ocschwar 10 hours ago 0 replies      

Thanks for your work, Mr. Papert

brudgers 11 hours ago 1 reply      
Announcement on front page of the Logo Foundation: http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/
tel 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Black bar, please.
Docker for Mac and Windows Is Now Generally Available and Ready for Production docker.com
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senex 4 days ago 15 replies      
I've been tracking the beta for a while. I'm confused about this announcement. These issues still seem unresolved?

(1) docker can peg the CPU until it's restarted https://forums.docker.com/t/com-docker-xhyve-and-com-docker-...

(2) pinata was removed, so it can't be configured from CLI scripts https://forums.docker.com/t/pinata-missing-in-latest-mac-bet...

(3) it's not possible to establish an ip-level route from the host to a container, which many dev environments depend on https://forums.docker.com/t/ip-routing-to-container/8424/14

(4) filesystem can be slow https://forums.docker.com/t/file-access-in-mounted-volumes-e...

Are these fixed in stable? I'm personally stuck transitioning from docker-machine and (from the comments) it seems like other folks are as well...

Todd 3 days ago 1 reply      
I just installed D4W a few days ago for the first time. It's been great. It's a seamless experience on W10 Pro with Hyper-V. I've used VirtualBox a lot and I like it but I always have to fuss with the network bridge and such. With this, it's hard to tell I'm even using a VM. Their network port mapping is seamless.

FYI, I was using rc4 and I didn't see any information on how to upgrade (should I uninstall first?). I ran the release setup and it did an in-place upgrade, deleting earlier components and such.

yladiz 4 days ago 1 reply      
I don't use Docker much now, but in my experience the reliance on Virtualbox (on Mac) was a little clunky and annoying, and I really wished for native support without Virtualbox. I'm super happy to see that's here!
girvo 4 days ago 0 replies      
Absolutely love Docker.app, it's made life so much simpler at work for all of us, and performance has been increasing steadily (though it's still not 1:1 with boot2docker-xhyve).
voltagex_ 3 days ago 1 reply      
On Windows, Hyper-V doesn't really play nicely with laptops. If you've got it enabled and bridged to your wifi adapter, Windows 10 may think that your connection is Ethernet and turn off all bandwidth saving features. I only found out after Windows Update had exhausted my monthly LTE quota.
Perceptes 3 days ago 1 reply      
Basically echoing senex's comment, but this announcement seems bizarre in light of https://forums.docker.com/t/file-access-in-mounted-volumes-e.... In particular, a Docker employee responds with a status update in https://forums.docker.com/t/file-access-in-mounted-volumes-e..., saying this isn't resolved for stable Docker for Mac. It's totally unusable for Rails development right now.
spilk 3 days ago 2 replies      
Can I run my usual VirtualBox VMs I have running for everything else (non-docker related) alongside Docker for Windows yet? When I tried one of the betas it enabled Hyper-V which prevented me from using any of my other VMs.
ben_jones 3 days ago 2 replies      
Can I expect a dockerfile that 100% works on Linux to 100% on Mac and Windows?
sz4kerto 3 days ago 1 reply      
I still can't bind mount a file in a container if that file already exists in that containter. Is this production ready?
Scorpiion 3 days ago 1 reply      
An interesting fact I think is worth mentioning is that Docker for Mac uses a forked and currently closed version of xhyve, and not the same xhyve that we can find on Github. The last commit to open source xhyve was May 27.

With that said Docker has plans to open source it, I wonder if that will happen soon as they declare Docker for Mac ready for production. That would imply that the xhyve port also should be ready be contributed back or spin out into a new project (the quote below said they were not sure if they wanted to contribute back or make a new project).

Personally I think the "right thing to do" would be to contribute back to xhyve, at the same time I have a feeling it's more valuable for Docker Inc to "own" and control their own fork/project so I would guess they will go down that path instead (it would still be open source, just under a different project name).

Source: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11356293

EDIT: I stand corrected, see talex5 comment below, I had missed the hyperkit announcement.

HerpDerpLerp 3 days ago 2 replies      
"This version of Docker requires Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education edition with a minimum build number of 10586. Please use Docker Toolbox."


slantedview 4 days ago 3 replies      
I need nested virtualization as well. I don't know if this is possible with the hypervisor being used, but it's hugely important for me.
geekbri 3 days ago 2 replies      
My biggest issue with it is that there seems to be no easy way to provide more space to the VM docker runs inside. While it seems trivial it can be useful if you happen to have really large images (yes, for valid reasons). If you run too many containers you just run out of space.
amq 3 days ago 1 reply      
I've been trying to switch from VirtualBox to Hyper-V twice to use Docker for Windows, but always hit the same wall when using a desktop Linux guest: no 3D acceleration, no resolution scaling, no shared clipboard.
turnip1979 3 days ago 1 reply      
Does this thing work on Windows 10 home edition? That doesn't have hyperv I think.
sheraz 3 days ago 0 replies      
Good to see they are moving forward, but I have a working rig at the moment with virtual box.

"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it" is a motto I live by.

Better it's your blood on the bleeding edge rather than mine :-)

jamespacileo 3 days ago 0 replies      
Docker for Windows is unfortunately a bit gimped right now:

- docker-compose isn't OS agnostic and as versions go forward Windows is lagging behind

- this uses Hyper-V which blocks both Virtualbox and Vmware from running

saysjonathan 3 days ago 1 reply      
If you have issues with the Docker for Mac on Sierra, turn off ntp:

 sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.ntp.ntpd.plist
If I see that "We are whaly happy to have you" welcome screen one more time though...

cowmix 3 days ago 1 reply      
I love Docker for Mac but I have had a problem of containers just disappearing after running for a while.
johnchristopher 3 days ago 1 reply      
Last time I checked it didn't support 32 bits but could be tested on Windows 7. Now I see it requires `Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise 64-bit For previous versions get Docker Toolbox`.
jaequery 3 days ago 1 reply      
Anyone know if the volume ozone performance have been improved to at least the level of nfs method? This is what keeps me away from using the docket for Mac and just sticking to dinghy until this is fixed
AjithAntony 3 days ago 0 replies      
ARGH! I can't use Hyper-V on this hardware (no SLAT support).
esseti 3 days ago 0 replies      
is anyone having troubles with docker-compose (on mac)? It seems that ports are not forwarded/opened.
xutopia 3 days ago 1 reply      
I'm finding it really funny how even Docker users can't really explain easily what Docker is.
cybernazi 3 days ago 0 replies      
It won't work on Windows 7, 8. It needs Windows 10 pro or enterprise to work.
cyzhu 3 days ago 0 replies      
Greate! It's hard to install it before.
Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here scientificamerican.com
579 points by doener  3 days ago   322 comments top 33
CydeWeys 2 days ago 21 replies      
I've never been as afraid of fresh water shortage as a lot of other people seem to be precisely because it is exactly the kind of shortage that is solved by market forces. Freshwater getting scarce? OK, so the price goes up. Now there's more incentive to conserve water by replacing fixtures for low-flow variants, letting your lawn die (why do you really need one in a desert anyway), and using more efficient irrigation methods in agriculture. The price of water still keeps going up? Then the price of meat goes up because growing crops to feed animals become more expensive, and people eat less meat. Meanwhile, increased price makes desalination more profitable, and more plants come online.

I don't see it as anything rising close to a civilization-ending threat. Seawater is abundant. Freshwater can be made cheaply enough. We are extravagantly wasteful with water as it is, and that can be fixed easily enough as it becomes more expensive.

dingleberry 2 days ago 6 replies      
I've used reverse osmosis unit for years. new unit is less than $100usd it paid itself in months. maintenance is cheap.

my RO has kinda low efficiency. 4 units of water in, i get 1 unit of clean drinkable water. 3 units are 'waste' (don't believe what socmed says, it's not dirty). the waste water is used for laundry, aquarium and gardening. my fishes and vegs are thriving.

to test purity, just plunge the ohm meter probes into a cup of ro water. if the resistence is in 1MOhm, it's pretty pure. mountain/mineral water bought from store is about 150kOhm. after drinking ro water for a while, store-bought water tastes slightly salty.

my house pumps water from ground (well-pump). for a family of 6, i need 1m3 of water. that's about half hour of 500W pump. an ro unit (40W) runs about 3 hours for 5gal bottle. so give or take, 1/2kWH or about 15KW per month. that's about $1 or $2 for my water need per month.

if i must buy raw water (such as living in an apartment), it's about $1 per m3, so about $30 per month; however, i get drinkable water too. ro units are portable. i saved $28/mo in water expense after moving from apartment.

flashing back from memory, i used to lug around 3 5gal water-cooler bottle from stores to my apartment every 3 days (i had 3 bottles). it was not pleasant and wasted time (go to store, queue, lug heavy bottles back)

ro unit has relay so you don't have to sit and wait for it to fill. it automatically cuts power to the pump when its internal clean-water-tank is full.

azernik 3 days ago 4 replies      
In Israel, it's mostly a triumph of politics over economics - Jordan, Israel, and the PA have cooperated in developing desalination plants [1] in part in order to defuse conflicts over water. Water allocations have historically been a zero-sum competition in the region, so when there's a chance (however expensive) to just throw money at the problem to make it go away, everyone's willing to play along.

[1] http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/12/09/se...

abalone 3 days ago 3 replies      
> Desalination used to be an expensive energy hog, but the kind of advanced technologies being employed at Sorek have been a game changer. Water produced by desalination costs just a third of what it did in the 1990s.

How much of that price drop is due to lower energy prices? How sustainable is the power source?

Even with significant efficiency improvements (3X), shifting from local freshwater sources to desalination would have a massive energy requirements.[1] For such a bold claim ("the Desalination Era is Here"), this article has a rather lightweight examination of the environmental impacts.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desalination#Energy_consumptio...

dvirsky 2 days ago 0 replies      
> One of the driest countries on earth

Average rainfall in Tel Aviv - 528mm/year, that's about 50mm less than Jerusalem - and London. Now, a lot of the country is a desert, but even Beersheba gets an average of 400mm. Only the far south is really dry.

Not that Israel didn't need its desalination system, it might be the only good and/or competent thing our government has done in recent years, but it's not a very dry country in its inhabited areas.

aphextron 3 days ago 6 replies      
Where is the power coming from? Desalination can only be as efficient and sustainable as the power source. It's not surprising if Israel can build massive desalination plants dependent on cheap fossil fuel power.

This is just trading water now for more CO2 added to the atmosphere, worsening the underlying problem.

bluejekyll 2 days ago 2 replies      
I don't see a lot of discussion around the brine. In previous reading brine will eventually create areas in seas where fish and other life starts dying off because of the extreme salt content.

This article mentions the brine "is just pumped back into the Mediterranean", but don't they need to be concerned about killing fisheries?

davidf18 2 days ago 2 replies      
While Israel does grow and export fruits and vegetables, it imports "water" in the form of grains and beef and other "red" meats. At least some of the beef is imported from Argentina.

According to one source 1 ton of wheat is 216,000 gallons of water.

Beef requires considerably more water per pound, at least 10 times as much and the documented source says much more.

Beef and other red meats are also imported as a rule. Turkey and chicken, which require less water, are grown domestically.


For many of the Middle Eastern countries with water shortages, importing grains and red meats to conserve on water seems like a good strategy.

Also, technology from carbon nano-tubules may make the desalination if much cheaper.

Couple this technology with ever-improving solar technology which is likely to be efficient in Israel's Negev Desert and this promises to be a water technology with no consumables.

adventureartist 2 days ago 2 replies      
For some perspective: LA county uses about ~50 Million cubic meters of water per year. The largest Israeli desalinization plant is ~225 Million cubic meters per year. The entire state of California uses ~50 Billion cubic meters of water per year. Very rough numbers
mabbo 3 days ago 2 replies      
I've heard that just as big as their desalination efforts are their water reuse efforts. All that sewage we work so hard to get rid of? Turns out that's still fresh water. Sort of. It's just got some other stuff in it is all.
lyonlim 2 days ago 0 replies      
I wanted to understand how Singapore's desalination capacity (which is known as our fourth tap for water sources), compares with this. The numbers are quite mind blowing, at the scale Israel is doing desalination.

Our current desalination capacity, with 2 plants, amount to only 100 million gallons per day which currently meets 25% of our needs [1].

[1] https://www.pub.gov.sg/watersupply/fournationaltaps/desalina...

kragen 43 minutes ago 0 replies      
There are some crucial details here I'm not understanding.

The article says Israel needs (or needed?) 1.9Gm/year (60 kiloliters per second, 60k/s) of water, of which it got 1.5Gm/year (48k/s) from natural sources; but now (or when the plants opened?) it gets 127Mm/year from the 2005 Ashkelon desal plant, 140Mm/year from the 2009 Hadera desal plant, and 150Mm/year from the new Sorek plant. These total 417Mm/year (13k/s), but the article says Israel's current total is 600Mm/year (19k/s) from desalination plants, which is more than 417. Also, it says, Israel now gets 55% of its domestic water from desalination. But 55% of 60k/s is 33k/s, which is 14k/s more than the 19k/s it says Israel gets from desalination. I suspect there's some confusing mixing of categories here leading to these numbers not adding up properly.

The other really crucial questions are about capex and opex. How much do these plants cost to build, and how much do they cost to run? How much of that is the energy cost?

They give the figure that the Sorek plant's reverse osmosis runs at 70 atmospheres (7.1 MPa; fucking Christ on a stick, why do people keep inventing new non-SI units?) which means that each liter of output water requires 7.1kJ of mechanical energy to force it through the membrane. There are presumably some other energy costs, but that may be the bulk of it. At US$100/MWh (US$28/GJ; fucking non-SI units again), which is a reasonable ballpark for the levelized cost of electrical energy, that's about 200 US$/ or 200 US$/M. Irrigation water is commonly quoted in US$ per acre foot in the US; this is US$240 per acre foot, which would be a very competitive cost.

But it says the cost is US$0.58/k, which is 580 US$/M or US$715/acre foot, about three times the cost of the mechanical energy and high enough that many crops are uneconomical. It is crucial to understand where that extra cost is coming from.

One of the comments on the Ensia version of the story claims that the new Carlsbad desal plant is selling its water for US$2000/acre foot. I don't know if that's true, but it's about 150% higher than the projected costs.

Links, in case the Scientific American web site is lost:

Original article: http://ensia.com/features/how-a-new-source-of-water-is-helpi...

Bar-Zeev et al.'s article about their bioflocculation anti-biofouling prefiltering apparatus: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236137883_Biofloccu...DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.03.013

"Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought": http://www.pnas.org/content/112/11/3241.abstractdoi: 10.1073/pnas.1421533112

ZoeZoeBee 2 days ago 0 replies      
Cape Coral, Florida has been using a RO desalination plant to provide drinking water since the 1970s, currently they produce 18 Million Gallons a day


amluto 2 days ago 1 reply      
I used to think that desalination was very expensive, but:

> Sorek can produce a thousand liters of drinking water for 58 cents.

For comparison, the lowest marginal rate for water in a single-family residential unit in San Francisco costs $4.86/ccf or ~$1.72 per thousand liters. San Francisco has an excellent water supply, and they nonetheless charge about three times the cost of desalinated water in Israel.

This obviously glosses over a bunch of things (cost of maintenance of the SF water system, the fact that SF charges quite a lot of money for the privilege of having a water meter, the capital cost of the desalination plant (I don't know whether that's amortized in the 58 cent figure)), but still, desalination isn't terribly expensive.

I suspect the main issues blocking large-scale desalination in the US are:

- Lead time. Desalination looks great during a drought, but it looks useless in wet years, and it takes longer than a typical drought to get it up and running.

- Environmental impacts. You have to build the intake and brine discharge systems, and getting that through environmental review might be complicated.

The first point could be addressed to some extent by running the plant even in surplus years and using it for groundwater recharge.

jmspring 2 days ago 1 reply      
The article states --

"Desalination used to be an expensive energy hog, but the kind of advanced technologies being employed at Sorek have been a game changer. Water produced by desalination costs just a third of what it did in the 1990s. Sorek can produce a thousand liters of drinking water for 58 cents. Israeli households pay about US$30 a month for their water similar to households in most U.S. cities, and far less than Las Vegas (US$47) or Los Angeles (US$58)."

But I saw nothing about where the energy comes from, the type of source, the scale. I'd like to compare this with local proposals, etc.

One of the biggest DeSal issues is cost of conversion and source, proximity of source, etc. play a huge factor.

pauldprice 2 days ago 0 replies      
This is a fantastic development. Tying the climate change and water shortage to civil unrest, regional war, immigration disaster, and world security problems is something the US presidential candidates are failing to understand or at least communicate effectively.

This article was a hard read due to lack of editing. I hope they update it with fewer typos and cut and paste errors. Peer review people, at least.

orionblastar 2 days ago 1 reply      
As we know when a water source dries up in a Middle Eastern nation, the people who need it move to a different location and some get desperate. This leads to more refugees for other nations to take on, and a small fraction join a terrorist organization to survive. If this technology can bring fresh water to Middle Eastern nations, it can help fight terrorism, and end the refugee problem as they'd have no reason to flee if plenty of water and food are available as well as jobs.
manachar 3 days ago 2 replies      
"Water shoots into the cylinders at a pressure of 70 atmospheres and is pushed through the membranes, while the remaining brine is returned to the sea."

I've heard this brine can have a pretty negative ecological impact, I wonder how that could be mitigated.

SixSigma 2 days ago 0 replies      
But ...

The Tampa Bay Desalination Plant produces 25 million gallons per day of drinking water to provide 10% of the region's needs. [1]

Americas largest seawater desalination plant provides 50 million gallons (189 million liters) of drinking water for the San Diego area each day - 8% of needs

[1] http://www.tampabaywater.org/tampa-bay-seawater-desalination...

[2] http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/02/world/florida-fl...

ksec 2 days ago 2 replies      
On the Subject of Water. > Sorek can produce a thousand litres of drinking water for 58 cents.I am guessing this is the cost to produce and not the final cost to Homeowners. How much further down can we reduce this cost? I am guessing this is close to the limit of efficiency, any more reduction will have to come from cheaper energy source?Since Nuclear Power requires lots of water, would the both makes sense working together?

Most countries have leaky water around pipes. UK lose around 20%, US is a little above 10%. Are the any innovation that we can shrink this number? I dont see why this cant be within 98%+ region. What is stopping it?

HillaryBriss 3 days ago 3 replies      
> Sorek can produce a thousand liters of drinking water for 58 cents.

In Los Angeles, the DWP tier 1 retail price for a cubic foot is very, very roughly 5 cents or roughly $1.75 for 1000 liters. And DWP's prices are going up (for a host of reasons).

Reason077 2 days ago 2 replies      
Their counterparts in Syria fared much worse ... the wells ran dry and Syrias farmland collapsed in an epic dust storm. More than a million farmers joined massive shantytowns on the outskirts of Aleppo, Homs, Damascus and other cities in a futile attempt to find work and purpose.

To what extent the current situation in Syria influenced by environmental changes, I wonder?

Unemployed farmers -> Social instability -> Civil Unrest -> War?

yiyus 2 days ago 0 replies      
Another example worth checking is Isla de Hierro, in the Canary Islands (Spain). Not only they are using desalination to produce most of the fresh water they need, but the desalination plants and the whole island run 100% with renewable energy.
sriram_malhar 2 days ago 0 replies      
I wonder what the downside of desalination is. What does one do with the huge quantities of leftover brine (when operating at country levels) -- surely dumping it back into the sea can't be good for the surrounding marine environment. In nature, there is no free lunch.
sandworm101 2 days ago 1 reply      
Honestly, I had always assumed Israel was much more advanced than this article points out. In the 90s I was a kid in the middle east. We had a "sweet water" tap in the kitchen for drinking. Everything else was recycled. We didn;t flush our toilets with drinkable water. And low-flow appliances were the norm. I find it shocking that Israel hadn't started such measures until 2007.
vmateixeira 2 days ago 0 replies      
What about climate changes and any other possible drawbacks?

Shouldn't this be considered having in mind that we're bringing water to.. where it's not supposed to exist, hence influencing a micro climate and making climate changes?

duncan_bayne 2 days ago 0 replies      
I've said this for years here in Australia, when people talk about a "water shortage" - there's no such thing. What there is, here at least, is a cheap power shortage and a water infrastructure shortage.
andrewclunn 2 days ago 0 replies      
And here Sim City had me thinking this was common place when I was a kid.
sathishvj 2 days ago 0 replies      
"water can be a bridge" - :-) Nicely worded.
ronjitg 2 days ago 1 reply      
What about the environmental costs of desalination though? The article doesn't mention them, but they are significant.
baybal2 2 days ago 0 replies      
We need nuclear desalination and district heating
known 2 days ago 0 replies      
Thank you, Israel; Please also amend https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_in_Israel
srameshc 3 days ago 4 replies      
This technology could be a boon to country like India where huge population relies on rain and some of the reservoirs are at about 40% despite decent rainfall this year. On the other note will desalination and consumption of sea water by humans balance the rising sea level ?
Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel uic.edu
589 points by Mz  2 days ago   147 comments top 28
Animats 2 days ago 7 replies      
"Nanotechnology" again. It's just surface chemistry, people. It's nice that they can do this in the lab, but as usual, the PR is excessive. "The ability to turn CO2 into fuel at a cost comparable to a gallon of gasoline would render fossil fuels obsolete." At least get to pilot plant stage before issuing statements like that.

Especially since UC Berkeley announced a similar breakthrough last year.[1] Wikipedia points out that artificial photosynthesis was first achieved in 1912, and some of the same claims were made back then. There are lots of artificial photosynthesis projects. One of the best was in 2011, the first "artificial leaf"[3]. It ran for 44 hours.

The usual questions apply. How efficient is this? Does the catalyst get used up, or crud up with contaminants, and if so, how fast? What limits the life of the system? What are the costs like? (Excessive catalyst cost has been a problem.)Is this better than all the other groups doing similar work?

Artificial photosynthesis may be useful someday, but this probably isn't the big breakthrough that makes it a commercial product. That may come, though.

[1] http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2015/04/16/major-advance-in-artifi...[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_photosynthesis[3] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/20...

OscarCunningham 2 days ago 2 replies      
From the title I thought the article was going to be a sarcastic description of plants.
fernly 1 day ago 1 reply      
Can anyone comment in a knowledgeable way about the chemicals involved?

1. tungsten diselenide

2. an ionic fluid called ethyl-methyl-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate

Just offhand I see selenium in #1, and fluorine and boron going into #2. There's some expense there, and some handling and exposure dangers. If you have a lot of these cells around, are there public health dangers either in handling or in disposing/recycling old ones?

danmaz74 2 days ago 3 replies      
Key facts:

> In fact, he said, the new catalyst is 1,000 times faster than noble-metal catalysts and about 20 times cheaper.

> The combination of water and the ionic liquid makes a co-catalyst that preserves the catalysts active sites under the harsh reduction reaction conditions,

No mention of efficiency compared to photovoltaic cells.

tener 2 days ago 0 replies      
This development is exciting, but the complexity of the chemicals involved looks scary. I wonder if it will impede the adoption. Anyone with the domain expertise to comment on this?
runeks 2 days ago 4 replies      
This is wonderful!

We're surrounded by life forms that turn water, CO2 and sunlight into energy. I figure there must be some way to harness this process.

I wonder how much power a large tree takes in from its leaves. If we could interface with its root system, perhaps we could extract newly created starch, and either store it or burn it off.

Image a huge concrete power plant with large trees growing out of it.

ivan_ah 2 days ago 1 reply      
paper: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6298/467 (paywall), but it's available on sci-hub.cc
ckcortright 2 days ago 1 reply      
One way to make a system like this one more efficient/cost effective would be to draw the CO2 from ocean surface water which has a much higher concentration than the atmosphere, depending where you are in the world.
loeg 2 days ago 1 reply      
So it's 20x cheaper than the noble gas version what's the absolute cost? I assume it's not cheaper than pumping fossil fuels yet, but I'm curious to know how far away it is.
mchannon 2 days ago 2 replies      
In addition to lack of performance numbers, they misstate the amount of sunlight hitting earth by a factor of 10- it's supposed to be 1000 W/m2, not 100.
vonnik 2 days ago 5 replies      
Isn't it counterproductive to turn it into fuel to be burned? It seems like that would leave us at best at no net new carbon dioxide, when we really should be sucking CO2 out and sequestering it away. How about we turn it into bricks or something...
sdenton4 2 days ago 5 replies      
Interesting that it's a combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide that it produces. Wonder what the safety implications are.
gravypod 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'd love to see how this would work in my use case. I enjoy brewing alcohol and if I could capture and tap into that with a system like this I'd probably get a better yield then the average user.

It would be cool.

kelvin0 1 day ago 0 replies      
Another interesting concept from Daniel Nocera a few years ago (Sun Catalytix), seemed to be full of promise as this one.


It looks like these great promises never quite reach the level where they can get to market and create the impact they claim. Trust me, I really wish it were different, and I root for each and evey one of them to succeed. Maybe military and big corp. snatch the tech before they reach consumers (most likely).

sidcool 1 day ago 0 replies      
This is good finding, but anything substantial will take some time to materialize. But good we are trying to find ways to suck the excess CO2 from the atmosphere.
B1FF_PSUVM 2 days ago 0 replies      
One of these days, some cleverclogs is going to present to the press a black box that stores electrical charge (and even gives back almost all of it when asked politely) with an energy density almost as good as liquid fuels.

If he can shut up about it containing liquid fuels that are synthesized on the spot, they'll eat it up and hail the finding of the battery holy grail.

Quequau 1 day ago 0 replies      
I think what would make for a larger breakthrough is a process which produced a replacement of cement aggregates from air or sea water at gigantic industrial scales.
calebm 2 days ago 0 replies      
I wonder what the effeicency is compared to growing and burning trees (which of course, also capture CO2 and sunlight and turn them into burnable fuel).
ryanmarsh 1 day ago 0 replies      
I can think of another way you can take sunlight and CO2 and produce a burnable fuel...
retox 2 days ago 7 replies      
I don't want to poo-poo this achievement, but is another burnable fuel really what we want at this point?
Ultimatt 1 day ago 0 replies      
You mean growing trees for wood fuel...
T2_t2 2 days ago 0 replies      
> Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Is it called "A Tree"? Those things are ancient!

known 1 day ago 0 replies      
Is it scalable to drive a Car?
karma_vaccum123 2 days ago 2 replies      
I am Jack's middlebrow dismissal. Why not just type "pffft" and save us the tedium of pouring through your "references"? This is every comment you post.
67726e 2 days ago 0 replies      
Add unsweetened shebenchnach. C
nether 2 days ago 0 replies      
How many times per year do we see this? I'll give a shit when I can buy a panel of these cells off Amazon.
johnchristopher 1 day ago 0 replies      
More `burnable fuel` doesn't seem to be part of any answers to climatic change though.(haven't read the whole article yet)
sevenless 2 days ago 2 replies      
> Authors: Mohammad Asadi, Kibum Kim, Cong Liu, Aditya Venkata Addepalli, Pedram Abbasi, Poya Yasaei, Patrick Phillips, Amirhossein Behranginia, Jos M. Cerrato, Richard Haasch, Peter Zapol, Bijandra Kumar, Robert F. Klie, Jeremiah Abiade, Larry A. Curtiss, Amin Salehi-Khojin

I wonder how many of the scientists who made this discovery would be banned from entering the United States by Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

After 100 years World War I battlefields are poisoned and uninhabitable wearethemighty.com
476 points by sbjustin  3 days ago   268 comments top 28
hyperman1 3 days ago 6 replies      
Hello guys,

I live in the region (West Flanders, Belgium) so here are some local stories.

* When my brother in law was a kid, he found an old bomb at the roadside and decided to take it home on his bike, saying things like 'Look what cool stuff I found'. Of course mom panicked and called the deminers. All friends came to look how the dismantling went.

* In fact I know plenty of people finding old grenades and stuff. People die every year messing with them at their kitchen table, even if everybody should know by now not to do that.

* Lots of farms have a heap of old bombs on the terrain. Once a year or so DOVO comes and picks them up.

* Polish people are used a lot as cheap builders and road workers. In general they dont understand Dutch (the local language) or even English. So while people try to warn them not to touch any strange metal things they find on building terrains, the message doesnt come trough (' Know nothing. Talk boss'). Nasty accidents happen as a result.

* A few years ago, an old lady dug up a hand granade from her vegetable garden. So she calls DOVO, the organisation that does the demining. DOVO responds something like no time, call back later. This pissed her off enough to throw the bloody thing in a bucket, drive to dovo, and give the bucket at the reception desk saying ' This is yours'.

While typing this, my wife asks why I'm typing on that nerd site of mine. So now she suggests going to the dunes 2 km from here and taking a photograph if I see one. Sorry guys, Im not messing with old bombs in the dark after the Brussels terrorist attacks, but yes, it's that easy.

stupidcar 3 days ago 7 replies      
There is a similar problem in the western desert of Egypt, where unexploded ordnance from the battle of El Alamein in WW2 has been killing and maiming Bedouin for decades: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspon....

It's strange to realise that there are still many people yet to be born who will die as casualties of WW1 and WW2.

purge 3 days ago 3 replies      
I feel I should do the obligatory Dan Carlin link here:http://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-50-bluepri...

Long, harrowing and left me hankering for more. He covers Verdun in the later episodes.

speeder 3 days ago 10 replies      
During WW1, the term "Shell Shock" showed up, that later got changed to PTSD, when people started to think it had to do with psychology, rather than physiology (when Shell Shock first showed up, it was blamed on constant explosions hurting people).

Then some days ago we had here on HN frontpage, research that shows that PTSD, even in more recent conflicts, IS shellshock, that the air pressure of the explosions and the shaking actually damage the brain, and cause inflammations that cause PTSD symptoms.

I wonder then, how bad it was for the WW1 people, those that were near the concentrated fire of 150 explosions per hour nearby, and survived, maybe some of them wished they had been hit instead of surviving...

willholloway 3 days ago 5 replies      
In the hopefully not too distant future, when humanity grows out of its barbaric infancy and we cease to kill each other over petty disputes a long term global renewal project will commence.

We will use all the means at our disposal to clean up and undo the damage we have done to our home.

Swarms of autonomous robots, and possibly nanites will replenish the soil, water and air. We will restore coastlines and replant forests.

Wiser, and ashamed of our primitive past, we will rebuild a pristine paradise fitting of a spacefaring civilization.

nkurz 3 days ago 0 replies      
Perhaps this is the right crowd to ask. I've been looking for a particular article on WW I for a couple decades now, but I haven't been able to find it online. It's an Encyclopedia Britannica article which I think is entitled "War", although that may not be exact. It's from one of the editions published in the 1930's, which would make it the 14th Edition. I owned the set in hard copy for a while, but had to give it away when I moved.

The article one of the most poignant things I've ever read. The tone was essentially "Finally we've figured out how nations can live together in peace and harmony, and never again will humans engage in a war of that magnitude". Crucially, this article was from one of the editions published after World War I, and shortly before World War II. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

I've often wanted to reread that the article and ponder how applicable it is to the present. Does anyone happen to have a copy? The 11th Edition is available online from archive.org, but that's too early. And I presume it was revised quickly in any editions printed after World War Two.

finid 3 days ago 4 replies      
Now imagine the state of the battlefields of Vietnam and surrounding countries.

There are places in Cambodia that are no-go areas because of all the stuff we dropped there that did not explode.

ChuckMcM 3 days ago 3 replies      
Sobering thought to think that 65 square miles will take 300 years (minimum) to clean of threats and contamination. I would quibble with the characterization of dead people and animals as "contamination" as there are have been people and animals dying in great numbers over the millenia in various spots, but the concentrations of arsenic and lead are different.

Given what I've seen of strip mines from the air, I wonder how long it would take to process 100' of material from 65 square miles (~17,000 hectare) through a refining process. Could you just decide that what ever plant and animal life and structures would be forfeit and just dig it out, process it, and put it back? How long once everything had been processed might you expect it to take for the forest to regrow, certainly within 100 years you'd have a solid regrowth. So can you pull 150 to 200 years off the restoration time ?

minipci1321 3 days ago 0 replies      
See also the previous discussion (more pictures in the article):


EDIT: the guy who took all these pictures merits a credit and has a website all by himself: http://oliviersainthilaire.com/?page_id=38

sabarn01 3 days ago 1 reply      
During World War I an estimated one tonne of explosives was fired for every square metre of territory on the Western front


komali2 3 days ago 4 replies      
Jesus christ, that dude was standing next to three shells that were as big as him. They were really launching artillery that large? What kind of power did those shells have? How'd they launch them? I always thought of the artillery bombardments as similar to modern mortars.
cyberferret 3 days ago 2 replies      
Powerful story - I've heard the tales of how some of the worst battlefields of the WWI and WWII are spooky because of the complete absence of bird song. I always assumed the sheer bad karma of so many deaths in a small space would make the place a 'no go' zone for wildlife, but I never considered the sheer amount of toxins in the environment that would be a deterrent too.

Very close to where I live here in Australia is a beautiful cliffside area that is frequented by locals and tourists alike to watch the sunset over the sea. At the foot of the cliffs is an old WWII dumping ground that is absolutely littered with asbestos waste. The local council won't move it because it is (a) too expensive and (b) actually safer to leave it in situ because the sea water keeps it damp and prevent asbestos dust from spreading. I wonder at the other toxins.

Lot of local kids still go down at low tide and forage - you are guaranteed to find bullet casings etc., and a friend of mine once found an actual Colt .45 down there once (totally rusted and useless, and he handed it in to the police).

betaby 3 days ago 2 replies      
fixermark 3 days ago 1 reply      
How do these issues (threat of death from unexploded ordnance and chemical poisoning of the soil) compare to the damage done by the atomic bombs?

The remaining fissionable material in the bombs was 139 pounds of U-235 (Little Boy) and 12 pounds of Pu-239 (Fat Man). Essentially atomized and spread into the upper atmosphere, where it spread throughout the global environment and may have caused a hard-to-measure uptick in cancer, but the actual demolished territory is rebuilt and thriving today.

Horrifying to think that in the long-term view, the conventional ordnance of the European theater was a bigger threat to human life and ecosystem stability than the atomic bombs.

feklar 3 days ago 3 replies      
Anybody know the status of the thousands of tons of chemical weapons the allies dumped in the ocean after WWII? Curious if those munitions are still dangerous
jackzampolin 3 days ago 0 replies      
Aftermath is an excelent book on the subject if you are interested in more. Sections on WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War 1.


tn13 3 days ago 0 replies      
Uninhabitable is not an appropriate term. Uninhabitable means unsuitable for living. Regions with very high levels of radiation, extreme cold, extreme heat are often the reasons why some place is uninhabitable.

These lands are scarred by the war but are surely inhabitable if those countries had higher population density. All the government has to do is perhaps spend couple of billion dollars picking up all the shells, bombs and mines.

aaron695 2 days ago 0 replies      
> high levels of arsenic that nothing can grow there


It's a interesting story but this article is repeated blog spam.

The comments here are much more informative.

lostlogin 3 days ago 0 replies      
Reading on with that link is so depressing. Describing 22 year olds getting married (who are old enough to be paid to go and get maimed or die) as "not yet a mature adult... You were young, dumb and full of one bad idea after another". The tips and tricks nature of an article describing basic life skills to people with guns is rather sobering.
richardseshie 2 days ago 0 replies      
I heard of APOPO, a nonprofit organization focused on training rats to smell and identify landmines, https://www.apopo.org. Maybe we (they) could get involved in some way.
finid 3 days ago 1 reply      
While we're talking mostly about past wars and their past and ongoing effects, let's not forget that we've created and still perfecting weapons that are several times more damaging than any of those used in those wars.

And we're always looking for opportunities to use them. Remember Donald Rumsfled's "Shock and Awe"?

jxramos 3 days ago 1 reply      
So what would it take for us to get some metal detecting robots and some advanced imagery to map out these fields of death? That sounds like a fantastic side project that would help a ton of people. I'd contribute if someone knows of something in the works.
pvaldes 3 days ago 0 replies      
Reseed masively, keep people out of the borders and let the trees do its job. Roots can crush a lot of that bomb shells or keep pressed forever the trigger of land mines for us. We can afford to lose some poplars here and there.
BDGC 3 days ago 0 replies      
The book "Aftermath: The Remnants of War" by Donovan Webster explores how the wars of the last century have impacted the surrounding areas. He also gives great perspectives on the clean up effort/process. Highly recommend.
anonymousDan 3 days ago 3 replies      
Call me a pessimist but this is one of the main reasons I'm really disappointed about Brexit, whatever the EU's drawbacks.
foota 3 days ago 0 replies      
Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_rouge which the author has clearly read.
nstj 2 days ago 0 replies      

> Though the Zone Rouge started at some 460 square miles in size, cleanup efforts reduced it to around 65 square miles.

brooklyndude 3 days ago 0 replies      
Boys just love to blow shit up. Pretty insane if you ask me.
Germany offers up to 30k for 6 months of working on OSS prototypefund.de
480 points by haraball  18 hours ago   142 comments top 25
Mithaldu 15 hours ago 7 replies      
As a german freelancer and long-time software dev with hundreds of releases of tens of apps/libraries, open source, under my belt, i can only say:

This project is misguided.

They want only "new" stuff. You may come in with something that already exists, but even then you need to prove how you're creating a "new" feature on top of that.

However funding that is pointless. People do that ALL the time. I have tons of such prototypes i have made myself, over the years and i know thousands of those among OSS dev friends. They are typically works of passion and happen regardless of any other circumstances.

Meanwhile the real problem is maintenance of existing software to combat bit rot. It usually requires experienced people who need to separate time from their already full schedules, but is largely ignored. See PGP.

cm3 16 hours ago 4 replies      
I feel like there ought to be a way to publicly fund FOSS developers full-time because they often produce software used by everybody and therefore a product for the common good, just like someone working at an NGO. You may laugh and say it's a stretch to compare it to working with disadvantaged people or similar work, but software is used everywhere and we rely it on it in all kinds of situations now. So, why shouldn't there be a FOSS org that collects donations to compensate maintainers of projects? Right now, this exists as fundraisers on a project basis and therefore only a couple high profile projects manage to a few of their developers to focus on it more than just on weekends.

One might argue this should be supported at least financially or with a do-not-starve stipend by the government, but this may again be controversial. The government could start by making taxation easier for people who could get donations or many small one-time payments aka nano-contracting (prioritized bug fix for pay). In most countries the tax code is not on the side of a hobby programmer who would accept many small payments but isn't already a freelancer.

pudo 17 hours ago 2 replies      
Basically, the project team for this (which is a German non-profit) wants to make the case that public funding of F/OSS can spawn cool tech that might eventually turn into startups.

The idea is to create a buffer between government (grant) bureaucracy and individual developers so that they have the least possible amount of forms and applications to deal with -- just fill out a few basic questions, and a panel of pretty cool judges gets to make the grants.

German residents only, for the moment.

NKCSS 15 hours ago 0 replies      
Who can apply?Self-employed and independent developers who live in Germany can apply for funding.

Support:Each project is backed with a maximum of 30,000, coaching from experienced mentors, and collaboration with an exciting network.

Time frame:You have 6 months to implement your idea from the first concept to a prototype. There will be four rounds of funding between 2016 and 2019. About 10 projects can be funded each round.

Open Source:Your results must be made publicly available under an open source license.

DanSmooth 17 hours ago 0 replies      
Additional details: https://okfn.de/en/projekte/prototypefund/

It has support from the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research)

techno_modus 14 hours ago 1 reply      
It is a good opportunity but I could not find answers for these questions:

- Is it permitted to use these 30k to pay for hosting/cloud or they do not limit the use of the grant?

- Is a person eligible if he is employed but works also on some other projects (startup, open source).

- Do they fund teams? For example, can two persons apply for the grant? For example, one person is employed and works part-time while the other developer works full-time.

timwaagh 15 hours ago 1 reply      
that's very nice for german developers. 30k for six months is not too bad for anyone but the most senior developers and you get to work on your own thing. I don't think comparing this with typical freelancing rates is completely fair because you are assured of work for six months.
erlehmann_ 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Blog post with rationale (German): http://codefor.de/blog/prototype-fund
vavoida 16 hours ago 0 replies      
talking about funding

100.000 Euro funding available (total 5.5 million) for opendata startups & SMEs https://opendataincubator.eu/apply deadline by 30.08.2016

k__ 16 hours ago 2 replies      

I'm a self employed dev from Germany and got free time the next months.

But I got no idea for a project, haha.

asavinov 8 hours ago 0 replies      
For comparison, the EXIST Business Start-up Grant from BMWI (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) provides 2500 EUR/month = 30k/year.


So PrototypeFund (BMBF) pays twice as much for open source project development as EXIST for founding a startup. Yet, startups in EXIST get also something for equipment, marketing, coaching etc. Also, they probably will be taxed differently.

mtrn 14 hours ago 0 replies      
I would like to see more such models in the future, because two world seem to intersect here: open source projects and the public domain.

Open source projects can have such a huge leverage, that the cost reductions in comparison to commercial offerings could be enormous. On the other hand, open source projects will gather people, who at least care about the specific domain (this does not mean, there is no politics). Treating software as public infrastructure could be a huge step forward.

viach 16 hours ago 2 replies      
This OSS initiative is open only for "Self-employed and independent developers who live in Germany". So that there is no love for the open source projects people do after their daily work in Iowa?
sytse 16 hours ago 2 replies      
If you're interested in working on open source permanently consider applying at our open core company GitLab Inc. 80% of what we do is released as open source. Vacancies are at https://about.gitlab.com/jobs/ and we hire everywhere https://about.gitlab.com/team/
bflesch 17 hours ago 3 replies      
Site is down unfortunately. Haven't read about this topic anywhere else yet so I am a bit sceptical.
kriro 13 hours ago 1 reply      
It sounds like a good idea in a vacuum. However I'm a bit worried that this might be in direct violation of some studies from psychology that basically say "as soon as you get money for something you do as a passion project you will stop doing it once the money stream ceases". Can't find the paper right now but the famous one involved kids painting things iirc.

I feel like there needs to be a very good integration plan for the time once the funding ends (which I think is lacking).

g8oz 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Germany is so far ahead in their understanding of the common good. Recall too that they single-handedly jump started the modern solar industry with their feed-in tariff scheme.
tobilg 16 hours ago 2 replies      
Any hints why this is only for self-employed people? I think there are lots of OSS developers with very interesting/largely used projects which do this besides their normal job...
tormeh 10 hours ago 0 replies      
I hope someone applies to work on Redox. It's just so cool.
throw129112 16 hours ago 4 replies      
Here is a project list:


Looks like you can implement citizen/government related websites for a very low salary.

Using the term OSS seems like a stretch.

tckr 16 hours ago 0 replies      
It's back online.
andrewvijay 15 hours ago 0 replies      
That homepage animation is eating up the damn frames and flickers the page in mobile.Maybe the first job in the contract should be to remove the heavy animations.;)
samoa4 15 hours ago 0 replies      
they ought to clean their own house:

not hosted in germany? it's for germans only

could not afford a fresh ip for this project?

wired combination of www- and plain domains in ssl-cert

mixed ssl and plaintext

css-animation drives (my) firefox to a grinding halt

J_Darnley 17 hours ago 4 replies      
> With a grant of up to 30,000, software developers [...] can write code and develop open source prototypes over a period of six months.

> You have 6 months to implement your idea from the first concept to a prototype.

Oh, it wants to fund new stuff and not fund a Firefox, Gimp, Linux kernel, whatever dev to work for 6 months.

nxzero 13 hours ago 0 replies      
While this is truly awesome imagine how much more this would get done if it was not based on the developers being in Germany.
Ask HN: What was your why didn't I start doing this sooner moment?
593 points by throw94  3 days ago   752 comments top 167
chollida1 3 days ago 23 replies      
3 things for me:

1) Meditation, I used to think it was something hippies did. I now think its worth 10 IQ points. I honestly can't recommend it enough.

2) Sleep, I'm getting close to 40 and the last 2 times I pulled all nighters I ended up deleting pretty much all the code I wrote from 11pm onward.

3) Occasional Fasts. I normally fast from 6pm until noon the next day but I now do one 3 day fast each month. I think this is going to become more and more common as a way to head off cancer in the body.

I'm not a doctor but my doctor friends believe that eating less is the secret to increasing life span and fasting is the secret to heading off cancer cells before they can really start to grow.

Also after 3 days of fasting I find that the mind becomes sharper.

Your millage may vary....

ChuckMcM 3 days ago 9 replies      
How about stopped doing? There was a weekend where I had spent close to 20 hours playing World of Warcraft to farm materials and reagents for the epic engineering mount. After I had finished it, and spent the requisite time showing it off in-game, I looked around and realized that all of thrill of lifelong learning and making things in the "real" world has been subsumed when all my spare time was consumed in a virtual world making vanity things. And it finally hit me how profoundly stupid that was. So I stopped playing WoW.
carlesfe 3 days ago 8 replies      
Exercise, though others have said that.

Personally, I'd say that the thing that changed my life for the best has been Not Giving Tech Support.

When I was a teenager I was kinda miserable because some people abused me for tech support. You know, it's nice to give favors, but at some point you're fed up of reinstalling every computer in your block every 6 months. People stop you on the streets and the first thing they say is "you know I think my computer has a virus...". Yeah, f* you.

I guess not many people in HN do this anymore, probably because we're kinda old, however, if that's your case, learn to say no. It's fine. You can still oblige for some people. However, never do it for free. With close family and some friends, they probably have had more deferences towards you than you can ever repay. For others, just say "I do this for a living, it'll be $XX, at friend's price"

Once I started charging, only a few people took me up on it, and they've always been happy with the result. Those who want tech support for free should give something in return besides a beer "for your inconveniences".

I could expand but I'm afraid it would be an ugly rant. If anybody wants any help on how to say NO, just ask :)

rdegges 3 days ago 14 replies      
For me, it was 100% weight lifting and dieting (aka: exercise). Pretty much everyone here has mentioned this, but I don't think anyone has really explained just how incredibly life-changing it can really be.

I've been programming since I was a kid. Spending most of my time at a desk eating Doritos and fast food wasn't really the best choice. I spent most of my 'good years' as a young guy being really overweight and hating myself. Being overweight led me to really not like myself, be afraid of going out in public, etc.

I spent a ton of time in my best years feeling lonely, hiding away in my room hacking on code, and generally not enjoying my life 100%.

After years of this, when I turned 25, I realized that if I ever wanted to look good and feel confident, I should probably just get started. I did some research online:

* Read the fitness subreddit.* Read some books about weight lifting and nutrition.

And... I just got started. It took a while to learn how to actually do things right, but over the course of the first year I lost almost exactly 100lbs not knowing what I was doing. The amount of self confidence that gave me was the single best gift I've ever had.

I didn't feel afraid to go out in public anymore, talk to people, give tech talks, or just generally interact with people anymore.

After that, I realized that if I could lose weight, why not take it up a notch? I've always liked the way professional bodbuilders looked -- they look like real life superheros. So, I figured that if I can lose weight, why not take it a bit further and try to get closer to what I'd really like to look like?

So, I started reading about bodybuilding, etc. I realized that it isn't that hard! So over the last 2 years, I've been doing a lot more weightlifting, eating better, etc., and things have been awesome! I feel way more confident, feel happier, have a better private life, etc.

Overall, getting in shape has been, without question, the best time investment of my life.

Here's me a few years back when I got married: http://i.imgur.com/NQ5dskZ.jpgHere's me from a few weeks ago: http://i.imgur.com/k6OzJoS.jpg

Sukotto 3 days ago 2 replies      
Declining to reveal my previous salary when negotiating a new job.

I ended up with a significantly better salary than they originally offered and never even said a number. Just built a good rapport with the hiring HR rep and agreed that the offered amount would be totally reasonable for [someone else with good experience]. Then I pointed out that I also bring to the role [additional, relevant, and desired experience] and gently asked what they could do to make the number better?. (Then I kept my mouth shut and let them think out loud for a few minutes)

baccredited 3 days ago 4 replies      
Saving for FI (Financial Independence)

If I save at my current rate I will achieve FI in 2022. If I had started saving aggressively sooner I would already be FI (I'm in my mid forties). I hate answering to other people and would rather work on my own stuff. FI will get me there.

Read the book The Simple Path to Wealth to understand the process. Or this blog post is a good start:http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/02/22/getting-rich-from-...

Another great resource (read the sidebar and FAQ on the right)https://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence/

stordoff 3 days ago 1 reply      
Switching from Python2 to Python3. I never had a strong preference for either (most of what I write are short, throwaway scripts), so just stuck with Python2 out of habit. After implementing a basic static site generator, seeing it explode when I put "nave" in the database, and then discovering the awkwardness of using Unicode in Python2, I decided to port it over to Python3. Using Unicode by default was a huge advantage.
rayalez 3 days ago 4 replies      
1. Good diet, exercise, and generally taking care of my health. Seriously, this should be the top priority, if you know that you're being stupid about how you treat your body - fix it as soon as possible.

2. Writing regularly(fiction or nonfiction). I think it's one of the most awesome skills you can develop, and the younger you are when you start practicing - the easier it will be. Just create a blog, and try to regularly post something valuable there. It's truly awesome, in so many ways, and the longer you keep doing it - the more awesome it gets.

3. Reading and information diet. Trying to minimize inane internet browsing, news, social media, and maximize the healthy information that I consume. Audiobooks are the best thing ever. Enjoyable and satisfying to listen to, and incredibly valuable. Just get in a habit of reading/listening, and you will soon learn a massive amount of great information.

japhyr 3 days ago 4 replies      
Writing programs that people actually use.

I was a hobbyist programmer for a long time. Then my father passed away, and I went through his computer and saw all these projects that would never see the light of day. That gave me the motivation to choose one project and see it through until it was good enough to have actual users. Programming is much more satisfying and meaningful now.

Fradow 3 days ago 3 replies      
1) using git (or source control, more generally). One day, I figured all the devs (most better than me) around me were using source control. I asked a few why, and why I should use it. Now I realize I was treading a dangerous path before using git.

2) using the command line freely (ie : not being an expert, but being able to use it a bit and automate some tasks). At some point, I maintained several apps at once, and it became too much of a burden to do the builds myself and install it one people devices several times a day, every day, so I decided to use a CI tool (Jenkins). To do the builds, I had to learn how to do everything in command line, and that's how I got started (now I am able to handle my own server and do some simple sysadmin).

Since I have an IT degree, I blame my school for not teaching me both of them, which I picked up after graduating: not mandating source control is to my eyes a big failure, and while I had some Unix courses, they never taught me WHY I should take the time to learn the command-line (and thus, I didn't).

patio11 3 days ago 7 replies      
Every time I start seriously exercising this hits in about week ~4. Sadly, I only generally keep it up for 6 months before falling back to old habits.

Professionally: email lists. If you have any reason to have a blog, you should have an email list. It surfaces the identities of the people who are actually interested in what you have to say, and ties people to you much, much tighter than "Oh yeah, that thing you wrote in 2011 that I read, that was a cool thing."

Businesswise: man, so many things could go here. How about "Put our sales process in a flowchart and execute from the flowchart, not from I'm-smart-and-can-extemporize-in-real-time. Adjust flowchart as required." Relatedly: answer common objections once, offline. Cache the answers. Repeat back from the cache, not from "best halfway decent thing you can remember to say in real time."

swalsh 3 days ago 6 replies      
Learning Python! I've been a C#/Windows developer for years. I then switched to Ruby, which for some reason inevitably means you switch to a shiny mac, and then your work paradigm changes revolving around the command line.

One day a quick task came up, and I decided to hack it out. The only library I could find was a python library, so that's what I used... and it was so quick to get something. 10 lines later my boring task was done. Impressed, I started looking for other things to put this new super power of mine to work, and it's been spiraling out of control. I still use the other languages I know for the majority of my work, but things I might have just never done because I wouldn't have had time are now getting done. It's so great to get things done.

louprado 3 days ago 3 replies      
Reducing my carbohydrate intake, limiting workouts to 20 high intensity minutes, practicing better sleep hygiene, asking more questions and arguing less, taking vitamin D supplements, setting limits on gifts and travel, avoiding alcohol and limiting to 3 drinks maximum on any given night, cutting my own hair, buying rental property, realizing that absent mindedness is a symptom of poor planning, focusing on problems that matter, asking for help when I am guessing for solutions instead of working towards them, practicing empathy, abandoning black and white ideologies, setting clear limits with family, time-boxing HN and internet activities.
nailer 3 days ago 1 reply      
Listening to other people more. I'm the youngest of six children, and it's hard for me to get a word in edgewise when I'm at home.

Then one day I realised that women thought I was sexist and men thought I was an asshole because I dominated the conversation. I'm a grown man and don't need to take advantage of every opportunity to speak.

filoeleven 3 days ago 0 replies      
Walking alone in the woods. I only started doing this regularly a few years ago, and although I do not regret how I spent my time previously, I instantly realized that I had been missing out on something wonderful.

Whenever I take a walk, even if it is a place I have been to dozens of times, I always find something interesting that I hadn't seen, heard, or noticed before. I have literally never gone on a walk and later wished I hadn't. I spend a lot of time alone anyway but there is a huge difference between being surrounded by a static, simple rectilinear enclosure and being surrounded by a living, breathing dynamic ecosystem. It is incredibly soothing. I do not regularly meditate, but I will often find myself sitting quietly in one spot outside and letting the sights and sounds wash over me along with the thoughts and feelings they evoke.

spdustin 3 days ago 1 reply      
Seeing a psychiatrist to be diagnosed with AD/HD and, later due to life circumstances, depression and anxiety.

Seeing a developmental pediatrician for my son when he was younger to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Seeing a rheumatologist to discuss ramifications of the HLA-B27 gene and the family history of spondylarthropathies.

What's the common thread?

See a doctor when you have any health concerns, physical or mental, no matter what others may tell you about it being a waste of time. And not Dr. Google, M.D., but a doctor that you trust. Google their credentials, sure, but don't google a diagnosis.

mrspeaker 3 days ago 0 replies      
Mine was making sourdough bread. I had no idea you could catch wild yeast in your house and use it to make amazing loaves of leavened bread with just flour, water, salt and captured yeast.

I haven't had store-bought bread for 6 months, and each loaf I wonder why I didn't know about this earlier! (Here's a good starter on making a starter! http://www.theclevercarrot.com/2014/01/sourdough-bread-a-beg...)

elorant 3 days ago 1 reply      
Reading Hacker News. Seriously, this place from an intellectual point of view is the most important aspect in my life. It has opened my mind to so many viewpoints. It's one of the few healthy places on the Internet where you can have a decent conversation without things getting out of hand, while in the same time learn something new.
bencollier49 3 days ago 4 replies      
Hmmm, hate to admit this: Use a Mac for work rather than Linux. The unixness combined with availability of the likes of MS Office, together with the genuinely beautiful interface has really increased my throughput.

Secondly: Doing 1.5 hrs exercise daily.

WA 3 days ago 1 reply      
Stopped playing computer games. I played Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone a lot. Like almost every evening when I had nothing else to do. I noticed over time two things:

First, I can't play such games in a non-competitive way. While some seem to play Hearthstone for fun, I play to win and I want to figure out how to do so.

This leads me to second: Ultimately, for an hour's worth of gaming time, I had a few feel-good moments and the rest was emotionally stressful. I hated the luck of Hearthstone, I hated random assholes in Heroes of the Storm who'd destroy the game.

When I realized that my emotions were determined by a random number generator I had no control over (matches and card draws), I finally decided to quit playing games for 30 days. After this month, I didn't really miss anything, used the free time to do other things and removed the Windows Bootcamp partition of my Mac with all games and never looked back.

A few weeks back, I played Hotline Miami 2. A single player game. It was okay, didn't waste endless hours of my time and had a definite end not like multiplayer games where there is no end. But single player games won't cut it for me anyways and haven't for a long time already. I think they're mostly boring.

ZeroGravitas 3 days ago 3 replies      
Commuting by bicycle.

Fresh air and exercise, all packed into the same amount of time it would have taken me to drive and park, even enjoyed the thrill and mental challenge of forcing myself out in the rain and snow. Took some shortcuts and explored areas I've never been to before.

akcreek 3 days ago 2 replies      
About a year ago I started moving towards not selling my time. It has taken a while to wind down all of those relationships, etc. but it has been the best and most lucrative decision I've made in my professional life. I now have just a single commitment where I sell my time and I've got it down to 2-3 hours per week. It will soon be zero as well.

I definitely wish I would have started this sooner or actually never started selling my time at all. I worked only for myself for the first 5 years out of school then the last 5 mostly for others (as a contractor - never an employee).

geoffreyhale 3 days ago 1 reply      

Stop working out. Blasphemy, I know.


A decade long love-obsession with "health and fitness" has taught me that 99% of what our health industry says is nearly-useless or unhealthy.

Half the battle of "health" is to stop self-destruction: drug-abuse (obvious), working out "hard" (less obvious).

Replace gym and repetitive activity with natural exploratory movement. If you are "supposed to stretch" after, the workout wasn't healthy.

The other half is basic. In gentle regular moderation: sleep, eat decently and drink water, go for a walk outside, have some friends and some activities you enjoy.

Everything else is minutia and can be left to bodybuilders, professional athletes and fighters, and military personnel.

LizardLarry 3 days ago 0 replies      
Eating something similar to a keto diet (Mostly eggs, milk, coconut oil). Once you get past the adaptation phase, it's almost impossible to overeat. Starches (on their own) taste bland and the mix of fat and protein has such a saitation value that it's impossible to overeat to any near extent that a modern diet provokes.

Weightlifting but focusing on the work my muscles are actually doing as opposed to seeing a high number go quick. Three warmup sets and a high intensity failure set, with the warmup sets just training you to do the exercise in the proper form before you do it. Because a lot of people cheat the work their muscles are trying to do by crutching on momentum instead of letting their muscles have control of the weight. That would be a thing I wish I could indoctrinate into every every beginner. (DON'T COAST ON MOMENTUM)

Former smoker who has occassional cravings, liquid nicotine has been a life saver. Properly distributed, a giveaway of a three month supply would probably be the most cost-effective humanitarian mission for the homeless in the US.

Ignore most news. A radical acceptance that there's no point in paying attention to the equivalent of amateur illusions. It's a lot of central nervous system parasitics.

criddell 3 days ago 1 reply      
Learning the very basics about typography. Matthew Butterick created an online book called "Practical Typography" [1] that's a pretty quick and easy read. I've found that what he says about people being more likely to read attractive documents is true. Duh.

It's even made me think about making my source code more attractive.

The added bonus is that he also talks about his publishing system Pollen and that lead to me learning about Racket.

[1]: http://practicaltypography.com/

nlawalker 3 days ago 0 replies      
Seeking goals and life satisfaction outside of work.

I generally enjoy my development work at bigcorp, but I found my mood swinging hard based on whether or not I was intellectually engaged at the office. If I wasn't working on something interesting and making progress, I became very sluggish and unmotivated outside of work as well.

I discovered indoor bouldering (rock climbing low to the ground over thick pads; no ropes/harnesses/training required) a couple years ago and it's been a revelation. I talked about it in an old HN thread about exercise [1]. It's a great source of goals, steady improvement, and overall "doing something besides work." I have since expanded to top-rope climbing (taller walls, ropes, harness), which is also ton of fun.

Baking is fun too. I have never enjoyed cooking very much, but baking caters to the engineering mindset: very focused and rewards preparation and attention to detail. Baking, at least at the amateur "I want to make something tasty" level, has fewer "patterns" than cooking and more subtle variations on those patterns, which means you can bake lots of different things without having to find some new piece of equipment or exotic ingredient every time you try something. And baked treats are fun to give to friends.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9354393

ForrestN 3 days ago 0 replies      
Describing myself as gay. After so much self-torture it's one of my favorite parts of my identity now.
IgorPartola 3 days ago 4 replies      
Here's my list:

- Using Vim. Just do it. You'll be more productive than in most other editors, and you can use it over ssh on pretty much any machine.

- Using Python. Batteries included means less work for you to do.

- Using Django. Ditto

- Stopped chasing the latest and greatest JS framework and just use what I know (jQuery and Angular lately). Not worth my time when I already feel very productive.

- Use puppet for every server configuration, from my home NAS to every production server.

- Learned 3D printing/joined a hackerspace. Working from home sucks for social life and for developing business connections.

- Learned some basic UI/UX ideas.

- Started sleeping more. This is huge for productivity and my happiness.

- Realized that buying off-lease/gently used cars is much more economical than brand new. You can drive a 3 year old BMW for the same price as a 2 year old Honda Accord.

- Listened to Roll Play, especially Swan Song. Better entertainment than most TV shows.

- Stopped paying for cable and signed up for Prime, HBO Now, and Netflix. This isn't even to save money, but to not have to watch commercials.

- Discovered polyamory.

- Realized that I can build electronics on the cheap.

- Hired a personal trainer to get in shape, instead of trying to go it alone.

- Bought a double walled steel water bottle.

Sorry if this is too long.

lopatin 3 days ago 2 replies      
Thinking about hard problems in terms of lambda calculus. I took a day to read about all that stuff and at some point so many things fell into place. I learned CS theory in school, learned ML, but it's not the same as being confronted by a seemingly monstrous software project and then realizing ... omg, everything is relational and I can just write an interpreter. No longer asking "how do I write this in ruby/java/js ..." but how do all of these things relate to each other and if which language would be best for encoding my invariants. All kinds of ML and AI fields go from "data science, math stuff ... disregard" to a fascinating universe of answers to questions that you already have in your head for how to solve your real world software problems. The usefulness of macros became obvious and custom monads are rewarding achievements. Closures, instead of being occasional conveniences, became a swiss army knife for eliminating explicit data structures.

Not for all projects of course, but when building something enterprisey, simulated, or creative where users can model their own domain I believe that at least being familiar with the theory is not optional. I'm also somewhat convinced now that most "10x programmers" are maybe ~2x programmers who have simply encoded their expertise into a private DSL using JetBrains MPS or something. Allowing themselves to spend more time snowballing their skills and knowledgebase, and less time doing repetitive tasks and managing incidental complexity.

Oh also, I started using linear constraint solvers for automatically solving small to medium sized problems. You'll usually see them used for UI layout constraints, but that's just the beginning! For example, say you're building a small scheduling system, or a lightweight recommendation system that lies somewhere in between an if-statement and a full blown classifier, or you're writing some arbitrary last-minute business rule for a client where several things depend on each other with varying levels of weights/importance. If you know some things are linear, and the problem is unlikely outgrow the solver, then save yourself hours or work and just solve it at runtime!

dotsamuelswan 3 days ago 1 reply      
After a single week of using a physical daily planner, I realized I'd accomplished more in the previous week than I had in the past 6 months. No looking back.

Every Sunday I write down a single thing to accomplish for each day of the next week:Read a chapter of a book,Write a post about a specific topic,etc.

Procrastination is super dangerous when there isn't a deadline. Way too easy for "tomorrow" to turn into never. Professional/Personal development stuff seems to fall into that trap pretty frequently.

I tried tracking things with all sorts of different software, but nothing clicked for me like pen and paper.

(Field Notes 56-Week planner pairs well with a uni-ball 307 Gel Pen.)

stevenkovar 3 days ago 1 reply      
Saying "No" and giving back.

Constantly remind yourself that "this is entirely optional," whether it's a lunch meeting, a product feature, or your entire career. It helps you be more presentin the moment. If it doesn't excite you enough to be in the moment, say no next time. Eventually, your schedule will be more and more interesting and engaging to you. We become a slave to "yes" without realizing it. Derek Sivers has a good piece about this: https://sivers.org/hellyeah

Give back; or even better, practice preemptive giving. Not to be manipulative or trying to find some sort of karmic success; just because giving itself feels good and it causes you to start thinking from a more empathetic, gratitude-focused state of mind.

I think the world needs more of this, and hell... it's easier to handle stress when you default to finding the positive in a situation than actively looking for something to be critical of.

microDude 3 days ago 1 reply      
Using a daily planner (on paper, not a app). I figured this out about 2 months ago.

Being able to write down the tasks and scan back through my backlog has helped me be more productive. For me, using a calendar service or task manager app just does not work as well... BTW, I am a millennial.

edit: I am 10 years younger then everyone else at my company and get questioned all the time about "why I use a day runner" when everyone else is on a smartphone.

egypturnash 3 days ago 1 reply      
Starting to do burlesque dance. I had to go downtown for a doctor's appointment, and on a whim, I scheduled it so that I could go check out a school whose calendar I'd subscribed to a month or so earlier.

I had fun, I kept going back. Got myself in great shape, got incredible amounts of confidence and charisma. These days I don't do it any more; the school moved to a less convenient location, and I ended up doing pole dance instead.

Getting in shape is great but it's boring; doing it with the context of learning something on top of it works amazingly well for me. And as a bonus, now i have no fear of looking stupid on a dance floor - I know a lot of interesting things to do to a beat.

moron4hire 3 days ago 0 replies      
When a local company saw a talk I did and offered to sponsor the continued development of the open-source project I'm building. If I had started doing talks a year earlier, I probably could have picked up such a deal a year earlier. I missed out on a lot of great opportunities to get my name out just because I erroneously thought not being anywhere near finished meant I wasn't ready to show anything.

It's a really, really hard decision to make, to sink your time into something, and I can't recommend for everyone by default. Most people start projects on nothing more than a whim and will give up on those projects when they hit the technical-debt weeds. I don't think of that time as a waste, I think it's incredibly important to the learning process and I encourage people to start as many projects as possible. You just need to be honest and understand about yourself whether or not you're in it to win or just having fun, before you jump into a project head-first. I've seen a lot of people do that, and I've done it more than a few times.

This time is really different because this time I really have spent 2 years on the project and forced myself through multiple come-to-Jesus moments on my code. Everyone will have those sorts of moments as it's impossible to have such design foresight to predict all the ways you will want to use your software in the future, or that you won't change your mind on how you want to use it. And I think I needed to go through it to prove to myself that this was something I was going to be able to continue to work on. But I really wish I had known sooner.

Another223 3 days ago 4 replies      
Podcasts! I was considering jobs on the buy-side and a friend recommended a couple of financial podcasts. Knowing that part of the interview would be about my financial style and what industry leaders I followed / read I had a strong incentive to give them a try. I quickly became hooked.

More convenient during my (on-transit) commute than a book and there's such a vast range of topics available to keep you interested.

tehchromic 3 days ago 0 replies      
Beekeeping. I go to sleep thinking about the little bugs, and wake up with them on my mind. When I'm bothered by work or life I think about the colony doing it's thing and feel better. They're awesome.
chriswarbo 3 days ago 1 reply      
Automated testing.

There's loads of stuff written about dos/don'ts, TDD, etc. but doing some testing is better than none. It's not a silver bullet, and it's possible to get too caught up in tests to the detriment of the system; but you can cross those bridges if/when you get to them.

flatroze 3 days ago 2 replies      
1. Ditching people who were emotionally abusing me pretending they were my friends to take advantage of me (financial and/or emotional)

2. Switching away from Windows to GNU/Linux

3. Investing in stock market

4. Eating organic and vegan only

5. Drinking only bottled water

6. Working out and learning martial arts

7. Working on my self-esteem

8. Believing in myself

9. Keeping small paper notes for everything I do and have to do

10. Avoiding crazy girls/women like every other good boy/man should

11. Being honest with myself

12. Taking care of the future me (then thanking the past me)

13. Fixing my teeth

14. Attempting to leave my country of birth

15. Realizing that being either depressed or happy are choices every human has to make for themselves

geff82 3 days ago 2 replies      
For me, it was getting into IT when I was 30 (4 years ago) and for the first time in my life, I loved my work. I did not do it when I was 20, when was deeply into programming. Instead, I feared math in computer science studies, which led me to work as a car salesman (one that read HN all the time). When I was really broke and unhappy, I met a guy who introduced me into IT contracting for big companies. I just did what he said and instantly landed a long term gig that quadrupled my income. This, in return, made me read, read, read to learn as much as possible. Besides work, I now do Computer Science courses at university. Boy, had I known I could do all this, I would have started a decade sooner...
davelnewton 3 days ago 4 replies      
Why are people listing random things they've done instead of what the moment was that led to whatever random thing is listed?



I've asked a few people to describe their moments instead of just listing what the change was. YMMV, but for me, these are far far more interesting than random lists of things.

I may have mis-interpreted the OP's intent, but it sure seems a lot more compelling when you know the catalyst as well as the reaction.

HenryTheHorse 3 days ago 1 reply      
Many responses here about exercise. (Not surprising, because I suspect many of us here were NOT the most physically active types in school or college :))

But yes, I too discovered running rather late and realized it took me only about 3-4 weeks to overcome the initial discomfort, inertia and struggle. That was one of my "why didn't I start running sooner" moments.

If any of you are waiting to start running, I'd say, start now. No reason to fear it.

Same is true for having a regular meditation practice. It makes a world of difference. Don't wait to start it in your thirties or forties. That's another practice I wish I had started in my twenties.

andai 2 days ago 1 reply      
Vertical tabs for web browsing.

It lets me keep everything in one window, and reveals the true nature of internet browsing (an ever expanding tree, rather than a randomly edited list).

You can see which page spawned which ones, which is a blessing for keeping the structure organized.

Plus the vertical list is much more readable than microscopic tabs or ones hidden with horizontal scrolling. Also, horizontal screen space is cheaper!

I use the Tree Style Tab add-on with FireFox, it's the most solid one I've tried.

kevindeasis 3 days ago 2 replies      
Most of these haven't become second nature yet, but I'm getting there. The hard part is having momentum and flow. But, generally, my day works out great if I can do all of this in a day.

1) Meditation

2) IFTTT that syncs trello and google calendar

3) Eating Healthier

4) Running

5) ABC: Always be coding

6) Talking to people who are really good at their domain

7) Sleeping: Flux helps

8) App that tracks how much time I spend on websites and apps

9) Pomodoro

10) Reading fiction from a good writer

11) Reading good blog posts

12) Having a lunch with different people

13) Finding people who just started programming who I can help out

14) Not having decision fatigue

I have more, but these are the main one

thecolorblue 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learning to use my brain while I ran.

I started out running for exercise. It would take a lot to convince myself to run, and then keep myself from wanting to quit. I got really good at tricking myself or rewarding myself after a run.

At some point, I think it was that I got in better shape, I didn't need that much motivation. I could go for a run and not think about the physical work of it. I could think about whatever, either letting my mind wander, or think through an issue I had run into. It became much more enjoyable.

I wish I had gotten to that point faster.

phillc73 3 days ago 1 reply      
Leave London.

I moved there when I was 26 and left when I was 40. I should have left at least 5 years earlier. It took a marriage and imminent birth of a child to finally push me into leaving.

I now live in a small city (250k-300k people) in a great environment with plenty of outdoor space, mountains, rivers, lakes etc.

I am not paid nearly as much as I was in London, and it took me a good 12 months to establish myself. However, I don't need London rates of pay to live here comfortably.

I feel my quality of life has drastically improved in the last two years since leaving London.

BatFastard 3 days ago 1 reply      
Getting regular deep tissue massages. It does a reset on all the little aches and pains I build up during long work sessions. I stopped for a few years and I started again and it was a "Wow, I forgot how much I need these" moment.

Daily exercise, forgot about this for years. I think more clearly, feel better during the day, sleep better at night.

Home cooking, so easy to lose this joy when busy.

Swimming in the water when ever you go on vacation, whether is a pool, or stream, or ocean.

maxime066 3 days ago 0 replies      
Start waking up at 5am. To see the sunlight all the day give me a lot more energy and time for my personal projects and physical training. I spend now less time on useless relaxing activities after the job because I go to sleep at 9pm. Sure, hanging out with friends during the week is barely impossible, but I have now so much more energy that I'm more pleasant during the weekend.
leroy_masochist 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learning how to say no and not feel guilty about it.

I think there's a weird superstition that many of us have where we feel as if we don't deserve and won't achieve success unless we do everything we possibly can, across every vector of life, all the time. And this causes us to have "yes" as our default response, sometimes to our own detriment. And it often takes a big cold bowl of reality (death in family, getting fired, relationship breakup, physical injury, etc) for us to realize that it's OK to say no sometimes.

Will I write a glowing intro email for a passing acquaintance's friend who wants to work at company where I used to work and still have strong relationships? No, sorry.

Will I miss a scheduled workout so I can sit in on a conference call that got scheduled at the last minute? No, sorry.

Can you borrow my phone charger? No, sorry.

Writing these out, I get the visceral feeling that it will come off as selfish. It is selfish, I guess. But learning to say no to things I don't want to do has been a big step for me.

zzalpha 3 days ago 1 reply      
After 12 years of coding professionally, move from development into product management/ownership.

It's like playing an instrument versus playing the orchestra. It ain't for everyone, and I won't claim I'm particularly good at it, but it's a fascinating new kind of creativity.

pp19dd 3 days ago 1 reply      
Using screen in daemon mode.

 screen -dmS myservice /blah/start.sh
Fit that line somewhere in a properly constructed init.d file and you're good to go. And if you need to execute a safe stop from that program through some interactivity:

 screen -S myservice -X stuff "stop\n"
And voila. It sends a line of text over followed by an enter key. Elegant, useful. You can reattach session to see what's happening at any time. Love me some screen.

When the process exits in that screen session, screen session is closed so that you can rely on screen -list.

pavlov 3 days ago 0 replies      
Started wearing expensive perfume that I really like. (I'm a man.)

It's stupid how much of an effect that can have on my mood, and I never thought about it before, since guys aren't supposed to.

freestockoption 3 days ago 0 replies      
Exercise often - keeps me sane, makes me look good

Cooking from scratch - keeps me healthy, is delicious, rewarding, impresses others

Not letting job define me - keeps me from getting disappointed when companies make decisions that doesn't align with what I want, removes emotion from decision making, my life on my terms (I'm moving forward whether or not the company is)

ewindisch 3 days ago 0 replies      
I wish I engaged in Silicon Valley and venture-backed startup culture sooner. If I had, my first startup might've had a better chance of success. Instead, I bootstrapped and ended up with a lifestyle business. I also started it at age 19, just as the '99/2k bubble burst, so I can't take it too hard...

I did finally begin integrating into the larger tech scene around '07 with the introduction of Twitter. This and other factors led me to deciding to exit the business and join startups (Cloudscaling, then Docker). I had, however, passed up on offers to join early-stage at a couple companies that had mega-exits... so there's certainly a bit of, "what-if?".

That said, perhaps if I had more early success, I wouldn't now be founding my current company (IOpipe, Techstars'16: www.iopipe.com)

tatobug 3 days ago 0 replies      
Taking a sabbatical. I was burnt out from working, and I was getting that "unfulfilled" feeling, feeling a little lost. I took a 2 month "trial" sabbatical, then quit my job for good after coming back for a few months. That was a few years ago and I'm now on my second sabbatical. I'm poorer financially of course, but much richer personally, having a more positive outlook on life, and most importantly much, much happier.
curiousgal 3 days ago 0 replies      
Good diet. I've been underweight for years! Thought it had to do with genes or fast metabolism but turns out I was just a lazy person. Started cooking meals and stopped skipping them, it was hard at first because it's easier to skip dinner than to go out shop for groceries and make something. The effort has been worth it!

I've been studying for the CCNA and I've been having that moment ever since I started, there's so much to cover and so little time.

thegigaraptor 3 days ago 0 replies      
Testing code. I was completely against the idea of writing more code for my code that "worked". But as releases came out validating everything was in order became a pain.
maccard 3 days ago 0 replies      
I go through phases of no screens after 10pm. It mostly applies to Code/playing games, but I've found it also applies to HN and reddit. My quality and quantity of sleep improves drastically every time I do it, results visible from day 1.
Borkdude 3 days ago 0 replies      
1) quit smoking

2) quit drinking alcohol (as a daily habit, I still drink an occasional beer with friends)

3) a whole foods plant based diet (https://medium.com/@borkdude/tl-dr-of-my-long-term-weight-lo...)

4) meditation

5) regular exercise

CaRDiaK 3 days ago 1 reply      
Learning how to learn. Could have saved myself years..
franciscojgo 3 days ago 2 replies      
Joining a good Crossfit gym.

I was usually skeptic to crossfit. Have been doing weightlifting and overall weight training for 2-3 years and was used to pushing myself at my own pace and setting goals myself. Was afraid to turn my training into a cookie-cutter group class and be forced to do movements that are outright dangerous.

All the injury stories, the "cult" thing, etc. is all bullshit from my experience. No, you do not have to kip anything. At least on my "box" they frown upon kipping. To me that was amazing.

If you have any sort of training experience or some moderate fitness level you will be OK and will probably push yourself to do things that will make you see really fast progress.

Hang snatches, overhead barbell lunges, Wall Ball Shots, etc will make you stronger, bigger and more agile.

Just being on a floor where it is normal to drop a heavy barbell from a missed snatch is worth it. You will push yourself more and try heavier weights. Can't do it? Just hop over and take out some weights and try again. You don't have to wait for the frigging squat rack to be empty. That hour on the gym is for your group only. No waiting around for that dumbass tweeting while resting on the rack.

You will also have a coach (read good coach) that will sermon you and make sure you do things right. Last class I was doing some deadlifts and the coach started pushing me around and manipulating my torso and thighs to make sure I did it correctly. This went on about 3 different times in 2 minutes. It's good, when you are lifting and fatigue sets in you start faulting form.

Only been 3 months now, but man, it's frigging good. And the girls are hot and strong too. It's good motivation.

All in all, don't believe everything you read online. It's overdramatized.

Then again, if you haven't done ANY excerise at all in your life, it's probably better to start slowly on a normal gym. But not because crossfit is dangerous, but rather because you need to get used to your body and understand how much you can push it. It's easy to get injured doing any type of physical activity if you don't have experience and push too much, too fats.

overcast 3 days ago 1 reply      
1. Getting more sleep.

2. Spending more time with family.

3. Finishing projects I start.

4. Solo traveling. I'm done waiting for others to get off their ass.

smt88 3 days ago 2 replies      
Functional programming

Sleeping 8 hours a night, even when behind on work

pbjorklund 3 days ago 0 replies      
I wonder how many of these answers are real and how many is something people want/value but don't actually do in reality. But then again, a fake story from one person that makes two people change in a good direction is better than truth, no?
ovatsug25 3 days ago 1 reply      
Focusing on stretching and mobility instead of strength when working out.

My #1 priority right now is becoming a breakdancer. Flexibility is such a huge componentyou end up feeling lighter on your feet and incredibly alive. Changing my workouts to flexibity first almost make them philosophical.

The easiest way to do it is with Yogabut it might get old quickly because there are many poor teachers.

Want to start doing it and feel like you always have so much to learn? Look up Ido Portal. OMG. :)

pbnjay 3 days ago 1 reply      
Freelancing. Had I started just 2 years earlier (when I started grad school) I would have been able to knock out my debt much faster by the time I graduated.
hatsunearu 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learning new things that I didn't care about previously: machine learning, game dev, web dev, and high level programming. Lots of fun!
Harelin 3 days ago 1 reply      
When I am working on something and need to break for the day, I try to stop at a point where I am enthusiastic about continuing (i.e. not experiencing writer's block or confused as to how to proceed). This means I will be able to pick up the next day write where I left off, immediately get back into the flow of things, and I will look forward to doing it.
spacemanmatt 3 days ago 0 replies      
Yoga. I sit at a desk all day. I've been in a couple car wrecks. I had to do something about my back. Now I have a regular practice and I regret not picking it up MUCH earlier in my life.
mouzogu 1 day ago 0 replies      
1) Stopped reading and watching the news.

I found myself growing angrier, frustrated and confused by world events and world events as they are portrayed by the media.

I realised so much of it simply did not concern me or was just outside my sphere of influence. So I tuned out completely. I have no idea what is happening around the world.

I know that wilful ignorance has it's drawbacks but I have never had as much peace of mind.

2) Setting several alarms every night.

I usually have 3-4 alarms that go off between 1h 30m - 2h intervals every night.

By breaking up my awareness of sleep into segments I find it so much easier to get up in the morning feeling that I've slept for a long time.

I hated that feeling of waking up after 7hrs sleep feeling as if I've been sleeping for no more than 10 minutes.

3) Brush my teeth whilst taking a 5 minute power walk in my bedroom.

Nice burst of exercise before going to bed and my teeth have never been whiter :)

This falls under a host of other habit stacking things I do to combine tedious everyday activities.

jugg1es 3 days ago 1 reply      
Running... outside... I didn't start until I was like 26. It feels great.
baccheion 1 day ago 0 replies      
I've never had one of these moments. It's just been shit my entire life, then when it seemed as though things were about to get better, the sea of idiots descended again and shit even more, leaving me here 6+ years later constantly getting harassed, as I'm living with my mother, while being unemployed and low functioning, because the harassment and torture makes it impossible for me to think, progress, or move on.
throw94 3 days ago 3 replies      
For me, it has been reading books. Although my reading speed is very slow right now (hopefully it will get better with time) but i still manage to read a book every month. So much to learn from them :)
tyc2021 3 days ago 0 replies      
Stopped watching TV. Can't even think how much time I spent on TV before.

I can see within a few years from now I would have similar moments for stopping to use facebook and twitter

awt 3 days ago 1 reply      
Learning to read Ancient Greek. The insights into language and culture just keep coming...
Grue3 3 days ago 0 replies      
Using Bitbucket's issue tracker to track bugs/features in my personal projects. Previously I just used a todo text file, but there are a lot of advantages to have it online.

Riding a bike.

Learning how to draw (I was trying to start several times, but always give up at some point).

TACIXAT 2 days ago 0 replies      
1. Elimination diet to find out which foods make me feel horrible (quite a few). I feel great now after a lifetime of sinus headaches and poor digestion.

2. Programming. It's been 7 years now, but when I first started it felt like an instant fit.

3. Currently, Unity 3d. I've tried to write games before and always gotten caught up doing graphics by hand. I'm doing a Udemy course on it and omg can't believe how easy / powerful it is.

4. Using my tax advantaged savings accounts. Why haven't I been maxing out my 401k every year? Not sure, but I am this year!

jraines 3 days ago 0 replies      
Using source control, specifically git. Programmed for a couple years before I got on board.
samblr 3 days ago 0 replies      
Cooking: a life skill which I regretfully learnt very late but its something which I completely immerse-and-enjoy myself now.
wilburlikesmith 2 days ago 0 replies      
Mmm, charging more for my intelectual, creative and logical skills in graphic and web design...

Now I'm losing all the way by just doing anything for any price :/

maverick_iceman 2 days ago 0 replies      
Reading Atlas Shrugged. I never felt any pleasure in helping others or making a personal sacrifice for someone else. Traditional morality of course taught me that this is bad and so I did it anyway even though it hurt me. Worst, other people would shame me using this to their advantage. After I read Atlas Shrugged I realized that there is nothing wrong in how I feel and it's perfectly okay to be selfish. Not being a doormat does wonders for one's self-esteem.
elmarschraml 3 days ago 0 replies      
Listening to podcasts. Perfect for when both your eyes and hands are occoupied, but your brain is bored.

To put in in less nerdy terms, cleaning, ironing and other housework, exercise and walking will never be boring again.

maxaf 3 days ago 0 replies      
I've only recently started to check in my dotfiles.
ecliptik 3 days ago 1 reply      
Using GPG more. After all the recent email leaks and privacy breaches, encryption and verification of plaintext communications is more vital than ever. If only it didn't have such a steep learning curve.
k__ 3 days ago 0 replies      
Start working remote. But I think I couldn't have done it sooner. Times are changing if it comes to remote work, but not as fast as I want :\

Doing polyamory. I always was in love with multiple people, but most of the time I was bound to one. I never cheated, but I felt bad often. Should have done this earlier, but only with the rise of the Internet I was able to find enough people to share my thoughts with.

Started lifting weight. This I really could have done sooner, but I always was kinda nerdy and weights were for buff cool dudes. It got me rid of back-pain and I generally felt better.

yodsanklai 3 days ago 0 replies      
Working/studying abroad. I had many options when I was a student and right after graduation but for various reasons (esp. lack of confidence) I didn't seize the opportunity.
personlurking 3 days ago 0 replies      
Two current answers:

- Learning to say "no" easily

- Leaving a bad/so-so situation sooner rather than later


Two future answers:

- planning for the future (I'm an "in the moment" type)

- moving out of the city (and into the countryside)

LilyV219 2 days ago 0 replies      
Lost my job in technical recruiting.... I've always wanted to travel and live and work round the world... Seemed a pipe dream with costs, family obligations, financial obligations holding me home.... My daughter said to me, "Mom, you can look for a job and network from anywhere in the world... Where do youngest to be? Just go there and work from there!"

Holy cow, could I actually do that?!

I began to change my limiting thinking, and tweaked the way and with whom I was networking with.... I began telling people what I desired in the way of working and living abroad... Low and behold I am recruited for a position abroad!

The company sponsors my visa and I leave in 2 weeks!!

My aha moment came with the encouragement from a lived in line to follow my dream, my desire, with the thought that it all was actually possible... And it is!!

corywright 3 days ago 0 replies      
Using an electric toothbrush. (It's the little things)
cmod 3 days ago 0 replies      
Taking writing more seriously and approaching it with more rigor.

Everything and everyone interesting in my life from the past six years can be traced directly back to writing. Jobs I've gotten, deeper relationships with people whose work I love and respect all tied together by words.

In my life, I can't think of a single thing that has a better return on time in to value out. (Outside of family / children.)

_RPM 3 days ago 1 reply      
Programming. Started at 19. Wish I would have started at 10.
willempienaar 3 days ago 2 replies      
Actually learning how JavaScript works.
calanya 3 days ago 1 reply      
The moment my girl was born.I now regret waiting so long to be a parent.
chrisdbaldwin 3 days ago 0 replies      
Leaving negative people and environments behind and moving on with life.
byandyphillips 3 days ago 0 replies      
Getting all the junk out of my apartment.


Getting a housekeeper to save time and do all the things I didn't want to.

Although it failed, letskudos.com was born.

danm07 1 day ago 0 replies      
Having a much needed conversation with my cofounder. There wasn't a fit, and this was in the back of my mind very early on, but didn't bring it up. When circumstance brought pressure on the company, I had to ask his resignation and take over his job when I wasn't ready.

He was a very good friend of mine, but my negligence definitely took its toll.

Dowwie 2 days ago 0 replies      
I buy refurb/secondhand high quality items. None of them have failed me. When you don't buy retail you can often negotiate, especially when you're not dealing with commercial/institutional sellers. Frugal living without compromising quality is art and science. I love it!
drinchev 3 days ago 1 reply      
Switching from employee to freelancing had the biggest impact in my professional life. It's not for everyone but definitely for me.
ryanj20021 3 days ago 0 replies      
Getting past Excel and learning SQL and then Rails
sebastianconcpt 3 days ago 0 replies      
1) Programming in Smalltalk in 19982) Having beard3) Freelancing with multiple tech4) Understanding Conspicuous Signalling Theory (read Spent from Geoffrey Miller)5) Since I've got meditation early I'd add trying to master lucid OBEs younger, they are uber cool. Neo mastering The Matrix kind of cool.
callesgg 3 days ago 1 reply      
Thinking about and trying to fix my posture. Sitting in a chair to much causes something called "anterior pelvic tilt", almost everyone in the modern world suffers from it more or less.

Writing a diary with the stuff that i have on my mind, it is easy to forget who you where before, and why you changed.

LukeB_UK 3 days ago 0 replies      
Switched jobs.

I was living and working in a town that's somewhat boring and not the most inspiring. I came to the decision I needed to leave when there was a restructure going on and I realised that I wasn't learning anything and didn't really have anyone to learn from as well as the fact that the company wasn't really investing in learning and progression.

I've been at my new job for just over a month now and have been learning loads. The company actively invests in learning and personal development, with one of the benefits being a fund to spend on that as well as them providing training needed for my role. We've also recently been allocated some time to spend on personal learning/development.

I now work in a city so it also got me to move out of that town and closer to the city which has been good for my social life.

olegp 2 days ago 0 replies      
Tracking the amount of time I spend on various tasks at work. Here's a blog post I helped edit which explains the benefits in detail: https://blog.toughbyte.com/how-to-boost-productivity-with-ti...

Another one is tracking personal expenses. I was looking for a solution for a while and even built something of my own, but in the end ended up using YNAB (https://www.youneedabudget.com/) which I found out about in an HN comment.

jacobkranz 3 days ago 1 reply      
For me it was psychotherapy / dealing with both my physical & mental health.

I now meditate 2x a day, run, and lift weights.

Axsuul 2 days ago 0 replies      
1) Fixing my worsening health symptoms which started almost 3 years ago. It had gotten to a point where I could no longer think or be productive for the past 6 months. After spending every waking moment researching every ailment that matched my symptoms, I eventually discovered I had Hashimoto's and had been hypothyroid for a really long time. This was after making the rounds with several specialists who had no idea what was wrong with me. My recommendation is to take charge of your health and be the best expert of your body. Being healthy is extremely important not just for the obvious reasons, but because everything stems from it. Don't take your health for granted, ever.

2) Learning German which taught me important memorization techniques to carry over to other areas of my life.

3) Stretching & flexibility exercises. I've been a heavy weightlifter ever since college but only began to realize recently that lifting weights can have detrimental effects on your body if that's the only thing you do. You'll become less flexible and more rigid which makes you more prone to injury. Especially with our profession where we're propped on a chair for most of the day, it's important to make sure our bodies can achieve a full range of motion to prevent any skeletal or joint issues down the road.

4) Cooking and eating a ketogenic diet. I'm much more satiated and rarely go hungry throughout the day. Cooking was extremely daunting at first but not so much when you really start doing it. It's an essential skill to have, ensures you're eating whole foods and putting nothing processed in your body, and gets you invites to more potlucks.

5) Writing everything down. My Evernote has exploded within the last year. I keep everything there and it's saved my ass countless times. You'll thank yourself later when you get into the habit of writing everything down.

That's all I can think of right now. What's exciting to me after having wrote this is that all these things were realized only within the last year or so. It's fascinating how much we can improve in such a short amount of time as long as we are consistent with always trying to grow and learn.

chrisabrams 3 days ago 1 reply      
Leave Texas and go to a real tech hub.
rocqua 3 days ago 0 replies      
Stop working at home (where my PC / funbox is a massive abstraction).

Start reading slashdot and later hackernews. I am still a CS student, these news sites allow me insight into the world after college, allowing me to plan and visualize my future better.

viggity 3 days ago 0 replies      
Platform as a Service. (specifically I use Azure App Services, but AWS Lambda has got to be similar). Not having to worry about managing a VM is such a delight. I had that nitty gritty bullshit. Now I just deploy my code and I can focus on features.
patatino 2 days ago 0 replies      
Reading a book about willpower and how it works in the brain.

Two years ago I started running once a week, I hated it! But I knew it's a good form of exercise. Now I'm running 3 times a week and I love it! I'd like to run 5 times a week. I could just push myself to do it for a time period but I know right now this would eat away to much of my willpower and I'm ok with that. I know I'm gonna run 5 times a week in a year or two.

I learned how I can increase my willpower but it takes time.

Rannath 3 days ago 1 reply      
1) TDD, I get SOO much more done, & with a greater level of confidence.2) Exercise, I'm not tired all the time anymore. I'm losing weight. I'm happier. I no longer have an all comsuming need to feast on human flesh.
tammer 3 days ago 0 replies      
Becoming "paleo" (I prefer the term 'evidence-based diet'). Transformed my body composition, energy levels, and overall health. Introduced to it through the wonderful nomnompaleo app.
palakz 2 days ago 0 replies      
UI/UX Design.

I started designing as a hobby. Just started making designs focused on superheroes, comics, etc. A year later, one of cousin's said he is starting a new project, for which he needs some designs. I randomly started designing it. The UI/UX of that app ended up so well that he's still using the same design concept for the app, and since then I have been learning more and more about UI/UX and I have completed more than 7-8 UI/UX design projects till now. :)

cperciva 3 days ago 1 reply      
Becoming a cyborg. (Yes, seriously. But not relevant to 99% of the people here.)
rdtsc 3 days ago 0 replies      
Switch jobs. Was in the same company for 8 years. Learned everything they had there, liked everyone. But decided try to interview a few places, due to my buddy nagging me, so gets some credit. But once I started, got some good offers, a good raise and now like the new position. Thinking back, I should have done in maybe 3 or so years back.

It is just that there is so much stuff happening in technology that it is almost a disservice to yourself (if your goal is to explore and learn new things) to always just stay in one place. It also happens to be one of the best way to get a good salary bump.

acron0 3 days ago 1 reply      
Clojure (LISPs, more generally)
isuckatcoding 3 days ago 0 replies      
Be faithful or at least try to have an intellectual discourse on religion without devolving into bigotry. Even just learning about another religion can be so enlightening.
YZF 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learn to play the Guitar or I guess any musical instrument. I've been playing for the last 1.5 years and it's a great way to relax, clear you mind, prove to yourself that you're capable of taking on new things. It's a lot of fun too!

EDIT: The actual "why didn't I do this sooner" moment comes after a month or so where you get fast enough with chord changes that you can actually play something :)

onecooldev24 3 days ago 0 replies      
I wish I bought a ton loads of bitcoin just a few years ago.
dorfsmay 3 days ago 0 replies      
Using vim, and learning it in depth.

I'm an old AIX/HP-UX hand, and stuck to vi and clones because I was afraid I'd start using a vim-only command that wouldn't work on vi.

Then Unicode became more and more prevalent and vi and it's clones didn't support it well + I started doing mainly Linux, so I switched to vim. Then finally I started learning all the vim-specific extras... Yeah totally wish I started earlier!

tdicola 3 days ago 0 replies      
Exercise, even simple stuff that doesn't require going to a gym or expensive equipment like pushups and squats. I started doing those every day since the start of this year and I can't believe how much it has improved my fitness and health. Squats in particular gave me a lot more stamina with running, climbing stairs, etc. It takes less than 10 minutes a day to do a few of each (I worked up to doing 50 of each) too.
ScaryRacoon 3 days ago 0 replies      
OP asks for moments, gets things people started doing with no description of the moment.

For me it is taking extensive notes. Over the past year I started pay attention to the mannerisms, behavior, and personalities of the people whose position I wanted to take in the near future. One commonality among almost all of them: they take notes during almost every conversation and write notes throughout the day as they think of things.

eager_noob 2 days ago 0 replies      
About six months back I started at my first job after being unemployed for the last six years and weirdly enough did not experience any why didn't I start doing this sooner feeling. Guess a really supportive family and the knowledge that i would be inevitably starting at a job some day made the transition almost a non event.
iaci 3 days ago 0 replies      
Observing the world: Before I just wanted to apply models to the world and morale. Now, I just want to observe, if l like something, I continue else I try to stop If possible.

Journaling/writing: Writing is really usefull. It helps:remembering (the brain just distord)taking things out of your head to take some distance.

Don't believing in truth: There is no such thing as that.

And posting on HM! :)

dylanz 3 days ago 0 replies      
Squat, Deadlift, Press and Bench a lot of heavy weight. OLY lifts as well. It's the only thing that's helped deal with stress.
jondubois 3 days ago 0 replies      
I don't think I've ever had such a moment. I've never had anything in my life work out so unexpectedly well that this thought would have entered my mind.

I am rarely surprised by the consequences of my decisions... When I am surprised it's usually not in a good way. I guess that makes me an optimist? I'm a cynical optimist.

ThrustVectoring 3 days ago 0 replies      
Blues dancing. It's a partnered social dance that focuses on musicality, improvisation, connection, and quality of movement. It's done wonders for my confidence and my sense of being "embodied". Like, I know I used to walk around without ever noticing where my hips are, and that just seems really really weird now.
webkike 3 days ago 0 replies      
I wish I played street fighter earlier than college. Programming I've been doing since fifth grade. I think that's early enough
squozzer 3 days ago 0 replies      
1) Playing guitar.2) Moving to a nicer part of town, closer to my work.3) Re-connecting with old school chums thru FB.
Anand_S 2 days ago 0 replies      
1. Reading Good Books (One of the best habits that keeps on adding value )

2. Meditation

3. Exercise & Good Nutrition (Health is your greatest wealth)

4. Sleep (Turning Off Blue light 3-4 hours before has had a very positive impact on sleep quality and general wellness / productivity during day )

kylestlb 3 days ago 0 replies      
1) Yoga (or just breathing better). If you're a shallow breather your entire life this will change so much.2) Stronger-typed javascript. I can't imagine not using Typescript at this point. I would lose so much productivity without the proper intellisense, among other things.
inbetween 2 days ago 0 replies      
Getting out of a relationship with an abusive (and stunningly good looking) woman...
aldanor 3 days ago 0 replies      
Taking musicianship seriously. I started playing piano and taking classes when I was 15 but didn't pay enough attention to it. 15 years later, I'm angry at my past self at being so lazy and wasting time on things that are now utterly irrelevant.
simbalion 3 days ago 0 replies      
Starting my own business in I.T. I spent years struggling with unemployment and job hunting after a decade and a half of solid real-world experience. Starting my own company was the best thing I've ever done and I wish I'd done it sooner.
stuffedBelly 3 days ago 0 replies      
reading The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu.

The book was published in 2008 and I just finished reading the book a couple of months ago. It was a wild journey into the land of science fiction. Highly recommend if you are a fan of Asimov or Phillip K Dick.

nkantar 3 days ago 0 replies      
Shameless plug:

I feel like I have those pretty often, with the most recent being yesterday: https://github.com/nkantar/GHT.vim

bitwize 3 days ago 0 replies      
When I started lifting weights.
aphextron 3 days ago 0 replies      
Definitely learning to program. I now separate my life into before and after learning to program. It really is like becoming literate in a world of people that can't read. It's the most powerful knowledge in existence.
pvaldes 3 days ago 0 replies      
Each time I plant a fruit tree.
atilaneves 3 days ago 0 replies      
Unit testing
rockwotj 3 days ago 0 replies      
Using Vim, it's really allowed me to be more efficient as a coder.
jonbarker 3 days ago 1 reply      
Managing energy instead of time produces huge gains when done right.
endlessvoid94 3 days ago 0 replies      
- Exercise regularly

- Introduce more technical leadership roles to my engineering team

knocte 3 days ago 1 reply      
Earn my salary in bitcoin.
DougN7 3 days ago 0 replies      
Charging for (optional) yearly support for my B2B software, and giving away the first year for free to everyone. Given a decent retention rate, this makes a huge difference down the road.
Raphmedia 3 days ago 1 reply      
Eating in the morning. Started at 25 years old. Never did before.
teddyc 3 days ago 1 reply      
Listening to podcasts while I work. I used to be a music only person, but I have enjoyed mixing it up lately and listening to topics/people that interest me.
lem93 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learning vim commands
apricot13 3 days ago 0 replies      
a fade up daylight alarm clock best 130 I've ever spent
kovek 3 days ago 0 replies      
Cold showers! My inspiration to start was Wim Hof
ankit_m 3 days ago 0 replies      
Taking a 10 min break from everything and being quiet.
hartator 3 days ago 0 replies      
Are they bad side effects to meditation? I've read a study that found out that can trigger depression in 7% of the people.
projektir 3 days ago 1 reply      
I'm a little bummed by how much everyone here was helped by exercise, while for me it does little more than nothing.
verdverm 3 days ago 0 replies      
Conquest of Mind (book), squatty potty, body bar (blue S), vim, Vimium, code generation, quit smoking
Nicholas_C 3 days ago 0 replies      
Golf. It's a great way to be outside and get to know people. It can also be played well into old age.
iLemming 1 day ago 0 replies      
- Clojure/Clojurescript and other Lisps

- Emacs and org-mode

bemmu 3 days ago 0 replies      
Learning the Sublime Text keyboard shortcut for commenting out the current line and other timesavers.
gadders 16 hours ago 0 replies      
Lifting heavy weights on 5/3/1 or Starting Strength or similar. I'd be a BEAST by now.
zos 3 days ago 0 replies      
Reading "Moby Dick".
prokilogram 3 days ago 0 replies      
reading hacker news.
cozuya 3 days ago 0 replies      
control/command k, 1 in sublime (code folding level 1) instead of doing it manually. duh.
busterc 3 days ago 0 replies      
Saving money by using Ebates, Cardpool and Raise.

Not using Ebates for 15 years has certainly cost me several thousands of dollars.

walrus01 3 days ago 0 replies      
Running all of my own authoritative and recursive DNS on my own hardware I own/control.
aayala 3 days ago 0 replies      
emacs org mode
songzme 3 days ago 1 reply      
switching from emacs to vim.
cjbprime 3 days ago 0 replies      
GNU screen.
brightball 3 days ago 0 replies      
pizza 3 days ago 0 replies      
ADHD medication, 1000%!!
edmack 3 days ago 0 replies      
Starting a company
Habits of highly mathematical people medium.com
420 points by CarolineW  2 days ago   108 comments top 25
maroonblazer 2 days ago 7 replies      
Couldn't this also be titled "Habits of high rational people", with mathematics simply being one application?

I'm not a mathematician and was miserable at math in school, but I apply these habits in the business world every day. They help me cut through a lot of crap that comes from other people's sloppy/lazy thinking.

>Anyone who has gone through an undergraduate math education has known a person (or been that person) to regularly point out that X statement is not precisely true in the very special case of Y that nobody intended to include as part of the discussion in the first place. It takes a lot of social maturity beyond the bare mathematical discourse to understand when this is appropriate and when its just annoying.

I don't disagree but would argue that the far more common problem is people - not just mathematicians, mind you - not considering definitions enough which ultimately leads to confusion and/or misunderstandings and consequently additional, unnecessary, cycles spent in discussion about "what do you really mean?"

wutbrodo 2 days ago 3 replies      
There's one habit in particular that he didn't really touch on that has been one of the most impactful parts of getting my math degree on my thinking.

There seems to be a gap between formal definitions and what we feel actual definitions are. Every once in a while, a professor would prove something that was clearly right, but felt like a violation of some unstated implicit part of a definition (for example, that the set of all vector spaces is itself a vector space). Despite feeling wrong, I couldn't come up with a particular reason that it wasn't right (short of falling back on some weasel word like "technically that's correct"). Math education forces that gap out into the open, and makes you pay more than lip service by building more and more theorems on top of it. The real world effect is to make you examine whether there's some actual value in this definitional gap (which can then be explicitly stated) or whether it's just fallacy.

I know far too many people who are comfortable with stopping at "this doesn't feel correct despite me having no counterargumemt to its 'proof' ". I've never been inclined that way but my math education certainly sharpened my ability to avoid this.

yomritoyj 2 days ago 1 reply      
Mathematics promotes bad habits too. Example 1: paying too much attention to worst-case scenarios. When creating a mathematical proof you want to make sure that your conclusion holds in all possible scenarios allowed by your assumptions. In real life decision-making worst-case scenarios are really bad, really expensive to guard against but also really rare so often the best thing to do is to ignore them. You may find that hard to do psychologically if you spend too much time doing mathematics.

Example 2: being too parsimonious. When doing mathematics you have a clear cut objective (your conclusions) and your goal is to achieve it while using the least resources (assumptions). In real life a person thinking mathematically may put in just enough effort to fulfill the formally specified part of their objective while ignoring informal requirements that are assumed to be 'common sense' by non-mathematical people.

louprado 2 days ago 2 replies      
> The most common question students have about mathematics is when will I ever use this?

The author then goes on to provide 6 semi-abstract reasons as to why abstract reasoning matters. Since this question is most likely to be asked by a child, it is code for "how can math-skills make me money or get me a job." Upon hearing the author's answers, 13 year old me would conclude, "it doesn't, and math is as useless as writing poetry". A child who isn't thinking in this practical way is already academic minded and doesn't need an answer. "When will I ever use this?". It obvious! "In next year's math class".

It is sad that a student can leave high-school with almost no classes that ever makes math less abstract. The most beautiful moment in my life was my freshman college physics class. It first filled me with joy and then resent. Because I almost didn't go to college and there was no reason I wouldn't have understood this course at 13. Same goes for finance.

So answers should focus on applications like modeling simple Newtonian physics of a satellite in orbit or predicting the RPM when a 4-stroke engine red-lines based on max-stress specs. Or show them useful short cuts like the Rule of 72 and if they are curious show a derivation. Show examples of ratios/percentages, how fractals can simulate a landscape, ray tracing, or examples of the Fibonacci series in nature, etc.

preygel 2 days ago 0 replies      
Math PhD here. I have also had the chance to work with many bright "analytically-minded" people from other backgrounds while a management consultant.

This article is spot on, and some of the behaviors really do seem more indicative of "mathematical people" -- which I suggest really stands for "those who have done research in a 'mathematical' field." (The key being the mix of cold, hard precision in the idealized proof with the squishy, intuitive, human activity of discovering what is pretty and true -- an aspect usually lost in math education!)

Some examples I found most poignant:

- The article mentions "fluidity with definitions" and illustrates it well with the anecdote about Keith Devlin. This is a skill distinct from pure "analytical reasoning," as it requires comfort with definitions that are at once precise but also open to (frequent) change. The process of forming and changing definitions is creative and imprecise, and falls into what is sometimes called "conceptual reasoning." (A programming analog might be API design.)

- Several of the other points are tools for figuring out what is true, and for precising imprecise statements. For example the need to "teas[e] apart .. assumptions" is only natural when reading papers with Theorems that have very precise conditions .. which do not exactly hold in the case you need! In many other "analytical" contexts pre-conditions are not made as precise and arguments by analogy are considered acceptable provided the conclusion is believed. (A programming analog might be debugging when some implicit pre-conditions or invariants break.)

mturmon 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'd like to propose another habit: the habitual use of certain idioms that are present in mathematical reasoning, in reasoning about other problems. I'm thinking of constructs like

- "if and only if", versus mere implication

- TFAE, as in, the following are equivalent ways of establishing some property

- Defining a relation, say R, between entities, and establishing properties about R, like transitivity.

- Defining notations, labels and symbols for certain quantities or relationships within a problem.

You typically first learn these idioms when doing proofs or reading lots of math and trying to summarize the ideas in it. Some of them are also aligned with the more abstract side of CS (unsurprisingly).

Someone who has had a little experience with these habits can make a real contribution to clear thinking. How many times have you stood at a whiteboard discussion where people repeatedly talk about "the properties that this object inherits from its parent" (or similar) -- but without just inventing a notation for that thing?

pm90 2 days ago 0 replies      
I really liked reading this article. The author describes not just the skills that are important for reasoning well (mathematics seems to just be an arena in which this kind of thinking is required), but in the end, also the pitfalls of taking these skills to their logical extremes in social situations. As the author points out, context is very important.

Most of the Senior Engineers I look upto and who I consider as role models seem to know this. They are carefree and jovial in most conversations, but when its time to design a system or drill into root causes of an outage, they are capable of asking (and answering) these types of precise questions. I've learned a LOT from working with them and do hope to be like that in the future.

woopwoop 2 days ago 0 replies      
There is an interesting Math Overflow thread called "Mathematical habits of thought and action which would be useful to non-mathematicians". The answers there all interesting (and sometimes conflicting), but my favorite (part of an) answer comes from Terence Tao:

>Equivalence. Basically, the idea that two things can be functionally equivalent (or close to equivalent) even if they look very different (and conversely, that two things can be superficially similar but functionally quite distinct). For instance, paying off a credit card at 10% is equivalent (as a first approximation, at least) to investing that money with a guaranteed 10% rate; once one sees this, it becomes obvious why one should be prioritising paying off high-interest credit card debt ahead of other, lower-interest, debt reduction or investments (assuming one has no immediate cash flow or credit issues, of course). Not understanding this type of equivalence can lead to real-world consequences: for instance, in the US there is a substantial political distinction between a tax credit for some group of taxpayers and a government subsidy to those same group of taxpayers, even though they are almost completely equivalent from a mathematical perspective. Conversely, the mistaking of superficial similarity for functional equivalence can lead to quite inaccurate statements, e.g. "Social Security is a Ponzi scheme".


tunesmith 2 days ago 0 replies      
The parts that jump out to me in the context of being a professional programmer:

1) Definitions == overloading. We regularly run into overloaded terms that mean very different things to different people. Microservices. Technical debt.

2) Being wrong - there is a perceived cost to being wrong, and in many organizations it is unfortunately a reality. When new or young, there is so much emphasis on proving oneself that there is easily a disincentive to opening oneself up to risk of being wrong. After being around a while, it is easier - sometimes I like advancing a position I know to be wrong because I know it will more efficiently generate explicit reasons why, as people protest (although even there I usually make clear I am doing devil's advocate).

3) Abstraction scaling - it's unfortunately so common for programmers and technical people to get pedantic, which frustrates people and wastes time. Sometimes it's driven by insecurity. For instance, needing to be the smartest person in the room, or proving competence in an area that is not directly relevant. And sometimes that insecurity is rational, for instance if part of an organization that encourages insecurity through its systems. But oftentimes it is because of a lack of experience with abstraction, or an inability to recognize what "rung" a discussion is on, or losing one's place on the abstraction tree. Complicating this is that sometimes it is important to drill down when no one else wants to. Recognizing this and keeping track of relevance is one of the hardest things to do when dealing with deep subjects and arguments.

auggierose 2 days ago 2 replies      
Very good article. I might add that a further pitfall in being "highly mathematical" is when you assume that the person you are communicating with is also "highly mathematical" and therefore has similar habits. That's not true MOST OF THE TIME and can lead therefore to severe misunderstandings.
mrcactu5 2 days ago 1 reply      
#6 scaling the ladder of abstraction

This is one I have a tough time explaining to students who are so focused on the task at hand they don't feel there's time to sit back and reason in generality.

Waterluvian 1 day ago 0 replies      
I did poorly in high school. Largely because of untreated ADHD. I got to university and did no math. But really excelled at my studies (STEM related).

Somehow I got into a software engineering position in robotics. And regularly I need not just the logic and rational thought you gain from school, but the practical math skills.

I've been picking up what I need to learn from open courseware like MIT lectures. The thing that really upsets me is that I'm learning it without issue. I was always completely capable of it, but my time in high school convinced me I wasn't. I wish I had been convinced/allowed to take more math in university.

haasn 2 days ago 0 replies      
Just reading those 6 bullet points reminds me very, very strongly of the kind of discussions I have with my friends (all of whom are CS students).
nhaliday 2 days ago 1 reply      
There's a really great Quora answer along the same lines: https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-understand-advanced...
Noos 2 days ago 0 replies      
I'm not sure these traits exist outside of mathematics as much as posited. I would think this happens mostly because mathematics is such an abstract realm that it is possible for mathematicians to cultivate that sort of detached mindset effectively. Once you start getting into topics and subjects that are more personal and unable to be completely abstracted, these traits may be a burden or not exist in practice.

Not many people will take the same approach to their own values, and philosophy shows the difficulties in using the mathematical/logical approach to value systems and human thinking.

HiroshiSan 2 days ago 0 replies      
Haha that's funny I was just scrolling through the comments before clicking and thinking "I wonder what Jeremy Kun has to say" and lo and behold...
javier2 2 days ago 3 replies      
7. Being precise.

The precision you hold yourself to through a rigorous approach to a problem is also very valuable and is the reason I think calculus is very important.

kamaal 2 days ago 1 reply      
Only problem is people tend to build whole theories and conclusions out of assumptions, and their assumptions could be wrong.

Mathematics only shows you deductions that could be make out of initial axioms and rigid rules. It doesn't mean the assumptions you made while forming axioms or the rules itself are right.

Having said that being mathematical increases your chances of arriving at the right results.

Kenji 2 days ago 2 replies      
Mathematicians need logical precision because they work in the realm of things which can be definitively proven or disproven.

Not really, by Gdel's incompleteness theorems, they are always working in a realm where some things cannot be definitely proven or disproven.

Guyag 2 days ago 0 replies      
'Scaling the ladder of abstraction' applies quite strongly to dealing with a new codebase, and is something I think inexperienced people (myself included) initially struggle with.
geertj 2 days ago 6 replies      
Only six habits, I would have hoped for a seventh one :)
bsaul 2 days ago 0 replies      
his piece about discussing ideas and switching opinions made me remember a comment i made once to someone that said "evolution is just a theory, people need to hear both that and creationism". i said "only evolution is a theory, because it's based on facts and bits of logic, the other's not".
mfn 2 days ago 0 replies      
It might also be that individuals who have these traits self-select into studying math. So we can't easily conclude that studying math leads to the development of these "highly mathematical habits", because the causation could also flow the other way.
dschiptsov 1 day ago 0 replies      
Yeah, if we remove every mention of mathematics to make it less "elitist", then one could notice a few nice things, such as justification behind some TTD practices (writing down examples and counter examples to come up with more refined definition), healthy obsession with precise usage of words (plus not mentioned but important - to use as less of them as possible - just enough), and that, basically, the whole process is a heuristic search, so a "wrong" is nothing but merely an empty branch of the search process, not a "failure" - so, just accept it and backtrack. The need of assertions and tests (proofs) is obvious. And the ladder of abstractions is the very same notion of layers of composable abstractions, where each layer is a "language" and building blocks for a layer above, which was popularized by the on SICP and On Lisp books.

This, by the way, is also the answer to that question "do we need to study math for programming". Discipline in the use of ones own mind is what is required.

fibo 2 days ago 0 replies      
mathematician here, so true
The End of Gmane? ingebrigtsen.no
487 points by deng  4 days ago   98 comments top 34
jwr 4 days ago 0 replies      
Gmane has been a fantastic asset. For many reasons: archival, easy access to lists without subscribing, great reading interface via NNTP. I always wondered how Lars finds the energy and resources to maintain Gmane for all of us.

It's sad that the dicks of the world are about to ruin such a great resource. It's also sad that such tremendous goodwill and a large amount of work gets ruined by a bunch of jerks.

Thank you, Lars, for all the hard work over the years.

WorldMaker 4 days ago 0 replies      
There are many open source projects whose only reliable, publicly accessible archive is and has been Gmane (due to changes in mailing list providers over the years or loss of their own backups/server resources/et al). If Gmane were to shutdown that would have huge implications for the "institutional knowledge" of some rather long-lived projects.

Personally, I know I've relied on Gmane many times to help solve problems I've had with one open source project or another.

I hope that this resolves well in favor of the protection of this archive as a resource, and I am sad at the recent troubles it has seen.

anc84 4 days ago 4 replies      
> If somebody else wants to take over the concept, I can FedEx you a disk containing the archive (as an NNTP spool).

Lights candles to summon Jason Scott to ingest it into the Internet Archive

zeveb 4 days ago 2 replies      
If so, it'd be the end of an era. Gmane has been a tremendous asset to the community for well over a decade; indeed, it feels as though it's always been there.

I suppose that it's one more nail in the coffin of NNTP. I really miss net news, but it probably wasn't possible for it to scale to support the entire world. It's sad, though: for a short time, all the interesting people in the world were able to communicate with one another.

fsloth 4 days ago 4 replies      
How many institutionally critical projects are run by solitary figures out of pure goodwill? There seems to be an obvious need for a foundation to find-and-fund critical projects like this so they don't go into oblivion.
skybrian 4 days ago 2 replies      
It's yet another episode in how spam and abuse drive the Internet towards feudalism. Either you need a business willing to pay people to handle it, or real volunteer organization with a pool of volunteers, or some combination of them.
pmontra 4 days ago 0 replies      
Even without the DoS issue, it's hard to keep carrying on a project alone year after year. A more resilient organizational pattern would be a group of people sharing the burden of managing all the issues and nuisances (obviously people can fight and break up.)

Wouldn't the Internet Archive be interested in archiving all those mailing lists?

gghh 4 days ago 0 replies      
I write here just to be counted. I love Gmane. This is sad news. Thanks Lars for all these years of work.
laumars 4 days ago 1 reply      
If the author reads this, how large are the dumps and is it something that can be pushed over SFTP or any other file transfer protocol? I might be tempted to have a play but I don't want you to be out of pocket FedExing the content for something that I cannot guarantee will go live.
kwhitefoot 1 day ago 0 replies      
I haven't used Gmane or Gnus for quite a while but one vivid memory comes to mind of me having a problem with Gnus one Friday morning at about 11:00. So I posted a question asking if anyone else had the problem; I no longer remember what the problem was. What I do remember however is that within two hours I had a reply with an explanation and a fix from Lars Ingebrigtsen himself.

That kind of support is literally priceless, you can't buy it from Microsoft or Google or Oracle, etc. And even when you can get some kind of support from them it takes hours or more likely days and is filtered through multiple layers of semi-competent drones regurgitating the official docs.

I think it's horrible that Lars should be so stressed. All I can think of to say is just hand it over to someone and walk away; you've done your bit and more than most to make the Internet a good place, don't let it, or them, grind you down.

_nickwhite 4 days ago 0 replies      
"If somebody else wants to take over the concept, I can FedEx you a disk containing the archive (as an NNTP spool)."

It sounds like a great opportunity for someone (or a group of people) passionate about Gmane to take over the reins here. I'd hate to see a project with so much useful archived content to disappear.

angersock 4 days ago 0 replies      
Another goodwill project maybe shutting down from stress.

We have ridden a wave of altruism, and it is unclear if it will last.

__b__ 3 days ago 0 replies      
I have always liked the download.gmane.org option. I rarely use the web interface.I hope download.gmane.org does not disappear.Gmane is a truly great service. IMO, it does not need to be part of "the web". It's better than that. It's part of "the internet". One of the best parts.
XaspR8d 4 days ago 2 replies      
What kinds of mailing lists did Gmane host? I'm not familiar with it and the site is down now so I can't browse...
jackfrodo 4 days ago 0 replies      
A lot of gmane is not archived on archive.org :/ Really hope someone volunteers to continue this project.
akkartik 4 days ago 0 replies      
All the poor broken permalinks. Maybe Internet Archive would be interested?
rayvd 4 days ago 1 reply      
There's also MarkMail and Marc. But neither have the NNTP interface (and no idea on how the # of lists tracked compares).

Regardless, hope to see Gmane stick around.

gnuarch 4 days ago 4 replies      
Apart from easy web access, is there more to the HTTP than the NNTP interface of Gmane? Like search over every message, maybe? If not, people should find their favourite newsreader and be all set, cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Usenet_newsreaders
throw7 4 days ago 0 replies      
I use gmane with my nntp reader everyday. Thanks larsmagne23 for the service.
escape_goat 3 days ago 0 replies      
There has been an update in the comments thread:


boterock 4 days ago 0 replies      
I recently discovered Gmane, and found there were a lot of interesting topics, but also found that some (mainly videogames) were somewhat active before but now aren't active at all. I wish I had found it earlier. Still has been a tremendous resource as others have said.
concernedctzn 4 days ago 0 replies      
Sounds like an awful situation to be in. GMane has been such a tremendous resource over the years.
Arathorn 4 days ago 0 replies      
It would be awesome to just import the Gmane archive into Matrix.org and/or IPFS and continue it as a decentralised archive. Which would also (in time) be harder to DDoS, and would be run by the participants rather than being a centralised service!
djsumdog 4 days ago 0 replies      
I've used Gmane back when I was trying to debug linux-bluetooth issues to search through my old e-mail threads. It's a pretty helpful index. I didn't realize it was a single maintainer effort.
ChrisArchitect 4 days ago 0 replies      
wow, 2002. Yeah, it was a godsend when it launched. Essential part of usenet surfing and workflow. Great run Lars!
simdiab 3 days ago 0 replies      
It's amazing how many of these integral tools that we've relied on for a long time are maintained by selfless individuals in their basements. Fantastic.
krelian 4 days ago 1 reply      
Can someone explain what does anyone has to gain from ddosing Gmane?
qwertyuiop924 4 days ago 2 replies      
I've never actually used Gmane. All the mailing lists I've used (relatively few) have their own archives. But that's just me.
wyager 4 days ago 0 replies      
We need to start hosting these kinds of services on anonymizing networks to protect them from vacuous legal threats.
gnuarch 4 days ago 0 replies      
As Wikinews is pronounced dead sometimes, it could become a News/list mirror :) Or maybe Wikidata?
leni536 4 days ago 0 replies      
Is Gmane open source?
Xiol 4 days ago 3 replies      
> All technical discussion took place on mailing lists those days, and archiving those were, at best, spotty and with horrible web interfaces.

Not to take away from the contribution Gmane has made to many of my searches over the years, its web interface was one I always held as the epitome of awful design.

cronjobber 4 days ago 2 replies      
Yes, I've read about the stress.

And yet. If Lars will mail out that disk to somebody, somebody may well just pitch to a bunch of VCs, build a fresh web interface and bury it all in ads.

Couldn't Lars do that himself?

The plastering it all in ads, I mean. As somebody in another comment said correctly, the age of online altruism is dead. We have our ideas who killed it, we mourn the passing of an age, but we can't change it.

(OK, just ignore this if the ads are already all over Gmane. I wouldn't know, I adblock...)

emitstop 4 days ago 0 replies      
Fine by me. The real Gucci Mane is back out of prison, what do we need this one for.
America uses stealthy submarines to hack other countries systems washingtonpost.com
358 points by Jerry2  2 days ago   112 comments top 17
Jerry2 2 days ago 2 replies      
If this sort of stuff interets you, I highly recommend the book "Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage". [0] It tells the story of Cold War espionage from the submarine warfare point of view. The book also covers "Operation Ivy Bells" which was a joint Navy/CIA/NSA mission whose objective was to place wire taps on Soviet underwater communication lines during the Cold War. [1] Sub placed a listening and recording devices over Soviet cables and was able to capture their communications. The device was fairly large as can be seen from this picture [2]. I'm sure they're smaller now.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Man%27s_Bluff:_The_Untol...

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ivy_Bells

[2] http://www.therebreathersite.nl/11_Closed%20Circuit%20Rebrea...

mmaunder 2 days ago 2 replies      
"...mast-mounted antennas and collection systems atop the conning tower, some of them one-of-a-kind devices made for hard to reach or specific targets, all of them black boxes of future war."

That's a quote in the article from a source who is another pair of journalists writing for Gawker.

RF doesn't propagate well through water - in fact VLF is best and only goes to about 20 meters depth. Subs are most vulnerable when on the surface.

So the idea that we'd be using underwater manned platforms at a cost of $1.7 billion each to monitor enemy radio from the conning tower (without even using a buoy) seems a bit absurd to me.

The NRO has launched 3 spy satellites already this year. They're monitoring signals from within 150 miles using high gain antennas without the constraints of salt water, risk of detection and negative effects of a low altitude antenna and a tiny radio horizon.

I too want to believe we have badass hacker subs, but this feels like laying the groundwork for a budget request.

nstj 2 days ago 1 reply      
Did you know that the subsea fiber optic cables which the submarines hack are only 17mm thick? [0]. Great companion story at ARS from a while back worth a read.

[0]: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/05/how-th...

arethuza 2 days ago 0 replies      
On a related note I can strongly recommend The Silent Deep which goes into a lot of detail about what Royal navy submarines got up to in the Cold War:


e.g. Operation Barmaid, where a nuclear submarines was equipped with a giant set of cutters to allow it to cut and steal the towed sonar array from a Warsaw Pact vessel:


willvarfar 2 days ago 0 replies      
The Russians also have a long history of "special purpose" submarines, and are currently expanding their fleet of them again. Lots and lots of details eg largish "mini" submarines that dock on the underside of massive subs at http://www.hisutton.com
j1vms 2 days ago 1 reply      
Which is amusing if you consider that a very long-distance, underwater cable which would be difficult to physically monitor (e.g. with cameras), would make a perfect use case for link encryption (at just above the physical layer).

I do not see why that wouldn't be technically possible, unless someone cares to comment.

benevol 2 days ago 1 reply      
Edward Snowden revealed a long time ago that the NSA also taps the undersea communications cables for mass surveillance (which obviously includes US citizens).
chinathrow 2 days ago 1 reply      
Assume all oceanic cables rigged. The CIA has been doing this for decades.

Added: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Mans-Bluff-Submarine-Espionage/...

sandworm101 2 days ago 3 replies      
I'm calling BS on this. The stealthiness of a sub, it's only real purpose, is defeated the moment you start transmitting via a big antenna. It wouldn't happen. Subs no doubt are used for surveillance, but the concept of them sitting offshore and actively "hacking" communications is absurd. It would be a suicide mission with a billion-dollar asset.

The OP reads like a funding request. It's a pitch for a world where hackers will live inside submarines close to the action, when we know from experience that even when submarines were used to tap lines that the submarine did nothing other than install the tap and scurry away. (They also retrieved the recorders, but then too scurried away asap.) You don't risk something like a sub, and the lives onboard, on information management that can be done from afar. A drone capable of operating untethered far away from the mother ship might as well be controlled from thousands of miles away. The sub may launch the hacker-drone, but no matter the navy's fantasy, subs won't be at the center of the flowchart.

gravypod 2 days ago 0 replies      
Who would have thought War Driving would turn into War Diving?
gormo2 2 days ago 3 replies      
>But despite the rising prominence of Russian hackers in this news cycle and Chinese hackers before that it's worth pointing out that the United States has grown fairly proficient in cyberspace, too.

How am I not surprised that in an article about US espionage the American state media makes sure to remind yet again us how bad, bad, bad the Russians are.

theCricketer 2 days ago 0 replies      
> These days, some U.S. subs come equipped with sophisticated antennas that can be used to intercept and manipulate other people's communications traffic, particularly on weak or unencrypted networks.

Isn't (most of) the communication over these links encrypted? What is the point of tapping into the information flow? Is it possible that they are able to decrypt it?

intrasight 2 days ago 0 replies      
I would have thought that by now that the interesting stuff would be flowing through cables using Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
zitterbewegung 1 day ago 0 replies      
There are many people who are saying that the NSA would use radio waves / only store the data. Why not forward the data to another fiber optic connection which is friendly to you to a datacenter.
Hondor 2 days ago 2 replies      
Before Snowden and Manning there was the more old fashioned Ronald Pelton who was just released from his 30 years in prison last year for revealing information about submarine phone tapping. His motives were different but he was still treated horribly by the US for revealing the truth.


transfire 1 day ago 1 reply      
I first learned about this when I read about a patent dispute. Someone (I don't recall the name) invented a coupler that could be used to easily splice a fiber optic cable (e.g. under water) and tap into all it's signal undetected. The inventor was denied patent rights and lost all control of his invention b/c the U.S. government claimed States Secrets, thus no court case on the matter could proceed.
ommunist 2 days ago 0 replies      
Because they can, or because Navy do not have access to Shodan?
Photographer Suing Getty Images for $1B petapixel.com
406 points by iamben  4 days ago   159 comments top 22
Smushman 4 days ago 6 replies      
Using some examples from the comments of the article:

It's akin to Getty setting up a small tent inside of Central Park, and asking people that walk by to pay an entry fee.

But Getty goes 1 step further: They hire strongarm guys to go around the park and tell people (one-on-one) that they skipped out on their 5 dollar entry fee and they can 'settle' with them right now or be taken to court.

It's terrible.

I can't imagine how to solve that without a total change of copyright laws, other than scare the bejesus out of them. Which seems to be exactly what the photographer is doing.

Animats 4 days ago 2 replies      
Read the court filing. She can win this.

She owns the rights to the images. She licensed the Library of Congress to distribute them for free, but did not release them into the public domain.

Getty is selling her images. That's a for-profit DMCA violation. The statutory penalty applies, which is from $750 per image to $30,000 per image. She makes a case that the higher end of the scale should apply, because some of her images are quite famous. Two have appeared on US stamps, for example.

Getty recently lost a DMCA case for doing something similar. That makes this a second offense and triggers the triple damages provision in the DMCA. So, as a matter of law, she is entitled to at least 18,755 * $750 * 3, or about $42 million. That's a minimum.

pavel_lishin 4 days ago 8 replies      
While $1B seems excessive, and more of a number to make a point, it does seem outrageously egregious to send her a bill for her own photo on her own website that she donated for public use.

It would be like coming home to find a naked vagrant sitting on your couch, demanding that you pay him rent.

vvanders 4 days ago 0 replies      
Ars has some good coverage of this as well: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/photographer-sues...

> Lochting also underscored that LCS and Getty Images are "separate entities and have no operational relationship."

> However, DNS records show that LCS' listed address is 605 5th Avenue South, Suite 400 Seattle, Washington, which is Getty Images' corporate address, a fact that she would not explain to Ars.

> "Its a no comment in response to your follow up questions," Lochting e-mailed.

mortenjorck 4 days ago 0 replies      
Im seeing lots of analogies here, but are they really necessary? A rights company notorious for fiercely defending its own copyrights flagrantly violates those of a photographer, appropriating and then aggressively defending illegitimate copyright over her work. Is this not a straightforward enough situation to explain without the overhead of analogy-making?
tmd83 4 days ago 1 reply      
This is beyond shameless but I'm not surprised that this happens. Big players of copyright seems be doing this sort of thing all the time and getting away with it.

This comes from the same mindset that allow a original video by the author to be put off youtube by a big studio.

I think I read that big recording studios similarly uses lesser known artists songs in records under some weird law (pretending they couldn't find the copyright holder) and basically strongarm them if they come out and complaint. Does anyone know if its true and provide reference?

Essentially the legal system worldover is extremely for the power broker. The ones who needs the least protection gets the most and those that need it in most cases cannot even afford the least.

StavrosK 4 days ago 9 replies      
Isn't the problem here that she donated all her photos to the Library of Congress without clarifying what that meant? Apparently, the LoC thought that the photos were placed in the public domain, and the photographer thought she was retaining the copyrights.

Also, why the hell is Getty charging for public domain photos? Are they not aware that people can use those without paying Getty?

bencollier49 4 days ago 0 replies      
A lot of people here seem to be taking issue with the fact that the photographer donated her works to the Library of Congress. As it happens, she's apparently bringing the case under the DMCA's provision for false attribution of copyright, and has addressed the issue of donation in the brief. Good luck to her.
mijoharas 4 days ago 1 reply      
Looking at the actual legal filing[0] it seems that the relevant section is 35:

 35. Since approximately 1988, Ms. Highsmith has made her photographs available to the public for free through the U.S. Library of Congress, thereby exercising her exclusive rights under 17 U.S.C. 106 to distribute copies of her copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, and to authorize others to do so
Now looking at what 17 U.S.C. 106 says[1], it appears that they are claiming that she did not transfer her copyright over to the Library of Congress to put the works in the public domain, but merely provided the library of congress with the right to distribute copies of the work to the public.

(Not a lawyer).

[0] http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?articl...

[1] https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106

wavefunction 4 days ago 2 replies      
I will just point out that the two statements that "the photos are in the public domain" and "she never abandoned her photo copyrights" are not in opposition.

Orphaned works (abandoned copyright) can be subject to re-copyrighting by another party from what my laymen's understanding of copyright law is.

Instead she specifically stipulated that these photos are in the public domain and so Getty is obviously operating under bad-faith principles.

ComodoHacker 4 days ago 0 replies      
>she found out about Getty Images charging for her photos when she was sent a letter from Getty that demanded she pay for her own photo that was being displayed on her own website

Such insolence should be punished hard.

Smushman 4 days ago 0 replies      
The fact that their internal processes show total indifference as to whether a photo is sourced from Public Domain or any other source speaks volumes about their attitudes re: the art they sell; and from the top of the company down.

It shows their #1 priority was collecting as many pieces of work as they could, and their #2 effort was reinforcing their payment system (a la threats if you don't pay).

No where in that equation was the artist, the art itself, or any related interests. They only cared about being the middleman and acted like it.

jwilk 4 days ago 0 replies      
If CloudFlare hates you, here's an archived copy:


CodeSheikh 4 days ago 0 replies      
People working at Getty and blindly sending cease-and-desist letters should be fired at once. These guys are similar to debt collectors and harassment is their virtue. They could have at least spend sometime time researching about her. Maybe Getty would have been $1 Billion richer today. She should be compensated for something at least.
DiabloD3 4 days ago 1 reply      
Honestly, I hope she wins, and then donates a huge chunk of it to some worthy cause just to further piss on Getty.

It's okay that Getty lists high quality images that are public domain or restriction free as part of their search engine, but it is beyond ethically wrong to charge money for them.

awqrre 4 days ago 0 replies      
Maybe someone should analyze all other images hosted by Getty to find other infringements...
cloudjacker 4 days ago 2 replies      
> public domain

> but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner (and suing others)

So the federal government should be suing them instead of the photographer? It doesn't seem like the copyright office has its own enforcement agency, so it probably would be up to the photographer to start a proceeding, since nobody else will.

This makes her attempt to get copyright damages to be a red herring which could undermine her entire case.

Therefore, I realize she has no claims, except the single one where Getty tried to sue her for using her own public domain images.

kilotaras 3 days ago 0 replies      
There's a story about Deep Purple getting similar demands for their concert in Russia in 2008. They went to court...and lost. [1]

[1] http://bravewords.com/news/deep-purple-ordered-to-pay-royalt...

6stringmerc 4 days ago 0 replies      
My goodness gracious, I hope she wins and helps inform other Copyright-based individual professionals of the avenues that are available when one's work is being exploited in ways that aren't legal (the whole "pay us a penalty" aspect here, not the selling Public Domain stuff which is okay). Good for her. Will stay tuned to see how this plays out.
triangleman 4 days ago 1 reply      
A google search returned this PDF as the actual court filing:


williamle8300 4 days ago 0 replies      
I believe this is why the Creative-Commons license was created. It stipulates how others can use your free-to-use intellectual property.
donatj 4 days ago 1 reply      
So the library of congress says they're public domain. If they're public domain are you not free to sell copies of them? Such as how you can sell copies of famous paintings or copies of Firefox for that matter.

If they're not actually public domain shouldn't she be suing the library of congress for misrepresenting the license?

Yes, if they're public domain Getty shouldn't be trying to enforce ownership but that seems their only misdeed.

Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2016)
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hariananth 1 minute ago 0 replies      
Jobr - San Francisco, CA - Senior Software Engineer (Backend or Fullstack or Systems) - 12 FTEs - http://www.jobrapp.com

Jobr is the leading mobile-first jobs application combining a Tinder-style interface with a Pandora-like recommendation engine. We were founded just over 2 years ago, and all key metrics continue to grow 50-100% MoM. Our platform has over 5M jobs across virtually every industry and covers the entire US and Canada, and were expanding internationally in the next couple months!

Were looking for sharp, analytical engineers to help us continue to move quickly and scale engineering operations. Ideal candidates have strong startup experience and have a breadth of knowledge throughout multiple parts of the software ecosystem. That said, we'll trade attitude and potential for experience any day of the week.

A bit of our stack:

* All major systems are written in Go (Golang), accessing data in MySQL (Aurora on AWS) with a Redis layer

* Redis MQ for message queueing

* SQS+Lambda for data pipelines

* Elasticsearch on Found

* Periscope and Mixpanel for analytics / dashboarding

* Table tennis for stress relief and friendly competition

We treat employees like founders, compensate very competitively, have a really cool office space, and just generally like each other. Shoot over an introduction if youre interested! intro [at] jobrapp [dot] com

dbernazal 1 minute ago 0 replies      
Chiron Health | Senior Rails Developer | Onsite | Austin | http://chironhealth.com

We're a health IT startup in Austin - weve raised more than $3.5 million in capital and are growing our engineering team.

Chiron Health enables doctors to conduct routine follow-up appointments with patients over secure video chat (quick explainer video here). This would be an opportunity to help grow the architecture of a top-notch Rails app, work with WebRTC, and integrate with some of the leading electronic health record (EHR) systems.

We are offering all of the perks you would expect -- standing desk, 27" Apple Thunderbolt display, health insurance, 401k, etc. We also have a great office on the east side complete with a ping pong table, and an engineering room for focused software development.

If you are interested in learning more about the company and the technology stack, let me know and we can set up a quick call. You can also check out the full job posting here: https://jobs.lever.co/chironhealth/b449de10-7f92-42f1-8427-0...

addstructure 4 minutes ago 0 replies      
AddStructure - https://addstructure.com - Chicago/NYC - REMOTE

AddStructure is a text analytics company developing cutting edge search and recommendation applications for some of the world's largest retailers. We're current participants in the Techstars Retail program and are hiring for multiple positions. Employees can be onsite or remote but must be located in the domestic United States. If interested, please email jobs@addstructure.com and specify which job you are applying for in the subject.---------------Developers!We're working on some very cool technology that gets used by millions of people every day and are looking to grow our small team of developers. We're seeking generalists who are comfortable up and down the stack as well as NLP specialists. We are not too picky about tools, but ideally you are experienced with some of the following: Node, Java, C#, Lisp, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MogoDB, Backbone, Solr, Elasticsearch, AWS, NLP, machine learning.---------------Enterprise SalespersonIf you're a salesperson with experience selling enterprise software into the Fortune 500, have a record of interacting with senior and C-level execs, and enjoy negotiation--we want you! We strongly prefer candidates with experience in the retail/e-commerce space.

currycoder 8 minutes ago 0 replies      
Gamer Network | Brighton, UK | Python Web Developer (mainly back-end) | http://www.gamer-network.net/ | Full-Time | ONSITE

We are looking for talented Python developers at all skill levels to grow our in-house development team. We are building a bespoke, scalable content platform as the backbone of our award winning editorial offerings. The platform will deal with 100s of millions of pageviews per month and run our industry leading editorial sites, including; Eurogamer.net, Gamesindustry.biz, USGamer.net and many more.

Were looking for developers who are passionate about Python and excited about working in a fast moving games media company. Were offering the opportunity to shape our editorial offerings in a very relaxed, friendly environment. The company is highly cross-functional; developers work closely with editorial, commercial and events teams. Gamer Network runs EGX - the largest consumer games event in the UK - and all members of the development team have the opportunity to go along to help out.

Some things about our culture: * Friday at Four - weekly wind-down with beers in the office * Work-from-cafe/home if you need a break from the office * Help run EGX (if you want to!) * Standing desks on request! * Get an idea, prototype it, pitch it!

Your ideal stack (you dont need all of these things!): * Python (virtualenv, python3) * Django * MySQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch * Scalable web stack: Redis, Varnish, Celery, Messaging/Queueing, Restful APIs * Git/Github/Gitlab * Any devops (Ansible, Linux) is a bonus

Hiring Process: Get in touch with your CV, we'll review and schedule a quick phone interview. If you're a good fit we'll get you to come to our office, meet the team and we'll move from there.

Contact: careers@gamer-network.net

spitfire 8 hours ago 2 replies      
I'll post to this thread because this is very relevant for the hiring companies. Hunter and Schmit did a meta-study of 85 years of research on hiring criteria. [1]

There are three attributes you need to select for to identify performing employees in intellectual fields.

 - General mental ability (Are they generally smart) Use WAIS or if there are artifacts of GMA(Complex work they've done themselves) available use them as proxies. - Work sample test. NOT HAZING! As close as possible to the actual work they'd be doing. Try to make it apples-to-apples comparison across candidates. Also, try and make accomidations for candidates not knowing your company shibboleth. - Integrity. The first two won't matter if you hire a sociopath.
This alone will get you > 65% hit rate [1], and can be done inside of three hours. There's no need for day long (or multi-day) gladiator style gauntlets.

[1] http://mavweb.mnsu.edu/howard/Schmidt%20and%20Hunter%201998%...

eriktrautman 15 minutes ago 0 replies      
Viking Education | Full Stack Instructor + Curriculum Architect | Onsite(SF) or Remote | http://www.vikingcodeschool.com

Viking Code School runs an immersive and 100% online development bootcamp where students only pay tuition when they get a job. We're a mission-driven company with the goal of launching a million high-growth careers around the world while having fun doing so.

Instructors are the heart of everything we do and we are looking for an experienced and opinionated full stack web developer who will lead instruction in the Immersive program and ongoing development of the curriculum. This is not a lecture-based position -- we heavily lean on demos and code review while supporting our pair-programming students when they have questions.

Because we are 100% online, this is a REMOTE OK position which allows for a high degree of lifestyle flexibility while giving you a chance to potentially affect millions of lives with the lessons, demos, projects and posts you create.


* 5+ years team-based development experience, 3+ in Ruby/Rails or JavaScript and relevant frameworks (e.g. AngularJS). Strong CS, testing and data fundamentals.

* Significant experience with writing, sharing and educating (e.g. blogging, delivering conference talks, podcasting, teaching, or committing to OSS). Great communication is prized over specific teaching experience.

* A legitimate passion for education and, preferably, also a quirky weird sense of fun.

Apply with your CV, a description of why you are a good fit, and any relevant links to Github, conference talks, blog posts etc. to careers@vikingcodeschool.com

eriktrautman 17 minutes ago 0 replies      
Viking Education | Course Mentor | Remote | Part Time | http://www.vikingcodeschool.com

Viking Code School is a 100% online development bootcamp. We're a mission-driven company with the goal of launching a million high-growth careers around the world while having fun doing so.

Our mentor-led program pairs students with industry veterans who perform weekly code reviews as part of the learning process. As a mentor, you work with students all the way through either our back end (Ruby / Rails / SQL / Algorithms) portion of the course and/or our Front End (JS / Angular) portion of the course but on your own time.

We prefer full stack mentors but are open to working with great people on all fronts. Mentors are compensated for check-ins.


* 5+ years of professional development experience as part of an engineering team.

* Strong grounding in CS fundamentals like Data Structures and Algorithms.

* Relevant experience with [CS, Ruby, Rails] and/or [JavaScript, AngularJS].

Email careers@vikingcodeschool.com with your CV, links and anything else that would prove your development or teaching ability and general awesomeness.

cirwin 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Superhuman - https://superhuman.com | Fullstack Engineer & iOS Engineer | Founding Team | Full-time | San Francisco | ONSITE


Product: Rebuilding the email experience for web & mobile. Think vim or sublime for email that is lightning fast, beautiful, and extensible.

Why: 900M+ people spend 1/3 of their day in email, they deserve superpowers that make them brilliant

Vision: Rebuilding productivity in order to level-up mankind

Funding: $5M+ seed, led by First Round Capital (first VCs in Uber, Square, etc.)

Stack: Javascript, React.js, Golang, Postgres, Objective-C/Swift


My Co-founder & CEO Rahul founded Rapportive (YC'10, acquired by LinkedIn)

My Co-founder Vivek founded Rapleaf/LiveRamp (acquired for $310M)

I was previously VP Eng at Bugsnag (Series A startup), and built pry (used by 25% of Ruby developers)


Culture: coffee/phone call [1 hr]

Tech: onsite/remote coding project + interview [2 hrs]

Tech: coding project [multiple days, paid]

Culture/tech: onsite interview [all-day]


Email me: conrad@superhuman.com (or apply here: https://superhuman.com/jobs)

Conrad Irwin, Co-Founder & CTO

eriktrautman 17 minutes ago 0 replies      
Viking Education | Growth Marketer | Onsite (SF) or Remote | http://www.vikingcodeschool.com

Viking Code School is a 100% online development bootcamp. Our core program is an immersive where students only pay tuition when they get a job. We're a mission-driven company with the goal of launching a million high-growth careers around the world while having fun doing so.

We have a best-in-class student experience that we're offering to the market through different modalities and products which opens up significant new markets and growth potential. There is a lot of room to improve the breadth, depth, and analytics around our acquisition channels which is where you come in.

We're seeking a highly versatile hustler with strong previous startup experience who will lead our core marketing channels and top-of-funnel efforts. This will require you to have very strong skills along both content-driven and paid acquisition axes as well as a creative eye for hacking new channels. You will also interface directly with our product/engineering team to help put together A/B tests and other product experiments, so the role is decidedly cross-discipline and strong product/technical comfort is a must.

This is not a micromanaged role for individuals looking to "get into" startups but rather a high ownership position where you will be accountable for delivering results. Only individuals with a proven track record of success will be considered.


* 3+ years in a growth or marketing role at a startup with demonstrable track record of results

* Strong track record working with paid campaigns, producing content, tracking analytics and sourcing creative for campaigns.

* Comfort developing and executing a growth strategy.

Email careers@vikingcodeschool.com with your CV, links and anything else that would prove your general awesomeness.

garrettwu 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Front End Engineer | Likelihood | San Francisco, CA | Salary range: $100,000.00 - $160,000.00 + options based on experience | Onsite | No resume needed

Hey HN, I'm Garrett Wu, CTO of Likelihood. Im posting because were hiring front end engineers. To give you an idea of what youd do, you'll be working on a algorithmic design tool that helps traditional retailers create more personalized experiences. Likelihood has launched a creative new way for retailers to design and display personalized, brand-rich content directly in their sites, apps, and emails through our intelligent creative product. Our stack is react, node, postgres, and java.

It's no fun to waste time applying for a job that isn't a good fit, so I'm happy to chat with you on the phone to give you more information.

We may have already answered your questions about us on http://www.likelihood.com/front-end-engineer.html. It covers hiring process, engineering culture, and the project you might work on with us.

Interested? Email me and mention youre from HN. No need to send a resumeId like to hear about what youve been working on lately, and feel free to include any relevant project links.

Yours,Garrett WuCTO, Likelihoodgarrettwu@likelihood.comhttp://www.likelihood.com/front-end-engineer.html

navahq 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Nava | Washington DC & San Francisco SF | Full-stack Developers, DevOps Engineers, Software Engineers, Frontend Engineers, Designers| On-site - Full-time | $100k-$160k + equity

We're a small team (18 people!) of engineers, designers, and product builders that were brought in to help fix HealthCare.gov in the winter of 2013. Since then, we've been working with the government to improve the services HealthCare.gov provides. Our revamped Healthcare.gov application is used by millions, converts 35% better, and halves the completion time.

It turns out theres a lot more to build, and its surprising how much can be done by a small group of empathetic people with a Silicon Valley mindset, deep technical experience, working closely with dedicated civil servants in government.

Weve started Nava as a public benefit corporation to radically improve how our government serves its people, and we believe that the services our government provides should be clear and reliable. If you feel the same way, we'd love to hear from you at jobs@navahq.com

Learn more about us: http://navahq.com/careers

Job descriptions: http://jobs.lever.co/nava




leaper2 10 hours ago 4 replies      
Magic Leap | multiple positions | Dania Beach, FL; Mountain View, CA | Onsite | Full-Time; Intern | Visa (full time) | Computer Vision; Embedded; Machine Learning


Magic Leap is an eclectic group of visionaries, rocket scientists, wizards, and gurus from the fields of film, robotics, visualization, software, computing, and user experience. We are growing quickly, and this is the time to get on board and play a role in shaping the way people will be interacting with the world tomorrow.

In the press: http://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/

We are hiring in the following areas:

 computer vision machine learning embedded systems software engineering hardware and pcb design android systems embedded algorithm optimization game dev tools (Unity, Unreal Engine) cloud computing/apis
For more information or to apply: http://www.magicleap.com/#/wizards-wanted

mbthomas 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Blink Health | New York (Manhattan/Soho) | Full Time | Onsite | $100K-200K + equity | https://www.blinkhealth.com

We offer $10k for each successful referral as well. Just send a resume to my inbox and then follow-up with an intro e-mail.

Blink Health has quietly raised the largest series A in NYC this year. Our goal is to provide Americans unprecedented access to the lowest available prices for pharmaceuticals. We're building the connective tissue across all players in the pharma space and creating the technical and data infrastructure across payers, providers, patients and pharma.

Having recently grown our engineering team to 20, now we're looking for:

- Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer: has experience with broad array data storage technologies (Hadoop/MapReduce, Redshift, Spark). Can build data pipelines from the ground up. Expert in SQL and NoSQL.

- Python expert to work with us full-stack: define best coding and software architecture practices, lead efforts to open-source internal projects, and build out core infrastructure. Experience building large-scale API platforms with Python.

- Senior Product Managers: lead product strategy for a functional team consisting of front/backend engineers, and business stakeholders. eCommerce / consumer web experience is a huge plus.

- Senior Frontend Engineers: use React, Babel, Webpack, Node, ES (6, 2016, next) to build the user interface to Blink. Strong experience with frontend infrastructure and isomorphic applications would be particularly valuable.

Thanks. Michael Thomas, CTO

CONTACT: mthomas@blinkhealth.com

rubergly 38 minutes ago 0 replies      
Software Engineer at VIZ Media, the leading company for anime and manga localization and distribution

ONSITE - Mid Market, San Francisco

Works on web and mobile app development to improve and extend the reach of renowned anime and manga titles, including One Punch Man, Naruto, and Sailor Moon, and other content across new devices and platforms. Acts as a key contributor as part of our small development team responsible for maintaining and extending VIZ Medias digital presence.

View qualifications/duties and application information here: http://www.viz.com/company-jobs/job_software_engineer

Hiring process includes: 1) Initial screening questions. 2) Phone screen and interview for qualified applicants with hiring team. 3) Second round interviews will be in person with more hands-on testing.

sushiandbeer 21 minutes ago 0 replies      
Cloud Foundry / DevOps Engineer (Denver, CO)

A mix of remote work, travel, onsite.

We're looking for a DevOps engineer who will become a part of the global team delivering cloud-native systems and applying digital transformation to F500/Global 2000 customers. You will help enterprises to make a revolutionary shift in the way they develop and deliver software.

The candidate will be responsible for various aspects of deploying, integrating, optimizing, automating, and adopting Cloud Foundry environments. You will work side-by-side with some of the most experienced engineers in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, for some of the most sophisticated customers.

The job may require working both onsite and offsite. All of the successful candidates will be provided with a relevant Cloud Foundry training.


_jeb_ 5 hours ago 1 reply      
Silicon Valley Bank | http://www.svb.com/ | Full-time or contract in San Francisco | ONSITE REMOTE INTERNS VISA (non-H1B)

Help us build a modern, developer-friendly, API platform for banking services.Banks are rife with inefficient, legacy technologies and Byzantine processes. It's frustrating for banks and even more frustrating for their customers. We're a small team of predominantly ex-Standard Treasury [1] engineers working to change that, one API at a time.

We're looking for generalist and backend engineers of all experience levels. Our tech stack is Clojure and Postgres, but no experience with either is required. Our only hard requirement, and preference, is that you have strong software engineering ability (and that you can pass a background check--sorry, but it's a bank requirement).

Our office is in downtown San Francisco. I won't enumerate all the comp and benefits here, but suffice it to say, we try to make both competitive and lucrative. Notably, if you'd like to live in the Bay Area, and don't live here now, we will pay to relocate you!

If you're interested in working with us or learning more, email me at: jbrusstar@svb.com

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Treasury

rsavage 5 hours ago 0 replies      
In-depth (http://indepth.io) | New Zealand | Lead JS Dev | Full-time | On-site / Visa / Remote | 45k + equal equity

Lead developer / 3rd co-founder => Javascript | React | React Native | GraphQL | Node | Azure/AWS

We are an accelerator-backed start up focusing on the cultural sector.

Our goal is to become the source of information on all items of historical importance held by organisations worldwide.

When searching for information about Mongolian weapons you go to Wikipedia, when searching for information about a specific Mongolian weapon used by Kublai Khan, you come to In-depth.

Our first product is an open-source platform allowing museums to create web and mobile experiences for their exhibitions with an aim of being highly customisable and extensible (think Wordpress/Drupal). Thus allowing museums to create unique apps and features, while sharing a base platform and driving down costs.

We will be going through an accelerator (mahuki.org) program starting in August and are partnering with the largest museum in New Zealand.

Check out the full job description at http://mus.nz/cofounder or email rowan@indepth.io

billytetrud 53 minutes ago 0 replies      
Techincal Cofounder | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Tixit | Full Time or Half Time | Equity: 10-20% | REMOTE welcome

I'm Billy Tetrud, the Founder of Tixit. We're a small (4 person) team building a lightening fast extensible project management system that lets teams work on their terms. https://angel.co/tixit-1

We're looking for a 2nd technical cofounder to accellerate the development of our product, which is currently alpha-stage. You'd be working with me (the other technical cofounder) in designing and implementing the core backend as well the web frontend. We value our test-driven development, clear internal and external documentation, and doing things right rather than rushing things. Our stack is node.js and mongodb.

I'm happy to chat with you over the phone about what we're doing. Email me at billy@tixit.me and mention you're from HN, I'd love to hear what you've been working on.

Thanks, Billy Tetrud, Founder at Tixit, billy@tixit.mehttps://angel.co/tixit-1/jobs/114395-technical-co-founder

eddwin 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Cvent Inc, http://www.cvent.com / ONSITE (McLean VA, Austin TX, Atlanta GA) / VISA sponsorship available

We have hired a few from this thread, and excited to try again!

Who we need:

- Senior DevOps Engineers (Austin, TX or McLean, VA); $110-130K

- Systems Infrastructure Engineers (McLean, VA); $90-120K

- Security Architects & Engineers (McLean, VA); $100K-$160K

- Director of Systems Engineering (McLean, VA); TBD

- Chief Information Systems Officer (McLean, VA); TBD

Technologies we use: Docker, languages of your choice, CouchDB, Redis, AWS, Chef, Elastic, VMWare

Cvent is the leading SaaS product company delivering web/mobile products for the event, hospitality, and ticketing industries through the cloud. We have experienced consistent 25-30% growth YoY, and were recently highlighted in Fortune magazine (http://for.tn/1JeA6lB). Publicly traded as of 2013 (NYSE: CVT), we now have 1,900 employees across 8 cities worldwide.

We are big proponents of open source technologies, adopting cutting edge tools, and promoting from within to tackle our biggest challenges in scaling and automating complex solutions.

Excellent benefits, great office culture, and equity packages for every employee. The salaries mentioned above are flexible for the right individuals.

Interested? Please email eyoon@cvent.com, and include "HN Response" in your subject.

repspark 9 hours ago 0 replies      
RepSpark Systems | Costa Mesa, CA | Full-time | ONSITE | $60k-$90k

Were a casual, seven-person software development team based in Orange County, CA (south of Los Angeles). We provide many large apparel brands with intuitive and efficient sales workflows, enabling sales representatives to place bulk orders for brick and mortar stores (i.e. how ONeill ends up in Tillys or how Armada ends up on Backcountry). Our stack includes JavaScript (ES6), TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, memcached, MongoDB, React.js, and mobx (http://stackshare.io/repspark/repspark).

We are looking for talented engineers who have strong skills in application-level TypeScript/JavaScript. This includes engineers with experience applying design patterns to their code (Module, Sandbox, etc.), implementing modularization, writing unit tests, and optimizing performance.

We think its especially awesome if you have experience with modern JavaScript libraries, such as Backbone.js, React.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, Polymer.js, etc. You will work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional, and Agile team and may take a lead role on various software components.

Were also big on fun. Its not uncommon to spontaneously jump into a table tennis match. Plus, every Friday we eat and drink together.

Please email hn@repspark.com with applications or questions. We'd love to hear from you!

suhailpatel 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Citymapper London, UK | Full Time | Onsite (we offer visa support) | https://citymapper.com

Join us in our mission to make cities usable by building the ultimate transport app.

Hiring for ALL roles (Engineering, Design, Product), including:

-- Web Developer (React, Redux)

We build a lot with modern JS technologies. We have our web app, but also many systems behind the scenes that allow us to be the best source of transit data in our cities. We use React + Redux, CSS modules and PostCSS, Webpack, Django.

-- Android Developers & iOS Developers

We're particularly interested in developers who are passionate about UI, and/or using sensors & location efficiently.

-- Site Reliability Engineers

Help Citymapper scale its platform by orders of magnitude. We are currently in +30 cities, but we are going to be expanding to reach everyone who needs us.

-- Data Science

We're looking for data scientists to work on a variety of projects including improving the experience of the apps to make them more personal.

Read about our $40M Series B: https://medium.com/@Citymapper/getting-from-a-to-series-b-88...

Apply at https://citymapper.com/jobs/

Contact me at suhail at citymapper dot com if you have any questions.

ddeparolesa 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Give Lively | New York, NY / NYC | ONSITE | Full Time

We create digital products for social good. Help us make philanthropy an active, conscious, and enjoyable part of people's everyday lives by creating products that help people "give better".

We're looking for a senior engineer who brings a passion for philanthropy, technical experience, and the capacity iterate rapidly in a collaborative, agile team to make products with purpose. Our stack currently includes Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, ReactJS, iOS/Objective-C, SQL/Mongo, and Heroku. You'd have an opportunity to join as a tech owner and mentor, on the ground floor of our expanding organization.

We're able to experiment in a pretty blue sky fashion, using our abilities to come up with the best products to encourage giving and support the mission of over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States.

We're fully funded and here for the long term. Our target comp for this role is $120-$145k with generous benefits.

Find our open jobs https://angel.co/give-lively/jobs or contact david [at] givelively.org

Read about our latest offering, SwearJar for Slack, a bot that converts colorful language into donations to charity on The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2016/04/20/swearjar-is-a-sl...

apepe 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Authorea | https://www.authorea.com/ | Full time | Onsite | New York, NY (Flatiron)

Authorea is building GitHub + Google Docs for researchers. We were spun out of CERN by a group of astrophysicists who were frustrated with the cumbersome process of collaborating on scientific research. Our team is very small, but our tool is already being used at all 100 of the top 100 (Leiden Ranking) research universities. We also just raised a substantial seed round with brand-name VCs. All positions require a passion for startups and for Open Science! More info at: https://www.authorea.com/jobsWe're looking for

* (SENIOR) FRONT END ENGINEER - Authorea has a robust backend but it did not receive all the love it deserves on the front end. We're looking for an engineer with strong front end skills who will take our product to the next level. Needs to have: JS/CSS/React/Rails and obsession over product and pixel perfection. Nice to have: previous experience working with editors.

* (JUNIOR) USER HAPPINESS ENGINEER - We have a lot of users that experience technical difficulties. We need someone who will be in charge of user happiness, respond to support tickets, assign and manage them. Will update and mantain FAQs and How-tos. The position requires technical knowledge, especially of LaTeX, Markdown, Git and scholarship. Can be remote.

Contact: hi [at] authorea [dot] com

(Also, we're always hiring interns!)

drabie 35 minutes ago 0 replies      
Lead Designer | Chicago, IL | Tovala | Full Time | Equity: .25 - 1% | On-Site Only

I'm David Rabie, one of the founders of Tovala. We've built an incredibly smart oven that is paired with a meal delivery service.

We're a small team of 7 that's gone through YC. Looking for someone to handle UX/UI of many parts of the Tovala experience (e.g. app, packaging, marketing, etc.). Great opportunity to help design a brand from the ground up.

If interested, shoot me an email - david@tovala.com.

timols 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Aconex | San Francisco, CA USA, Melbourne, Australia| Full-time | Senior Software Engineer, Senior UI Engineer | ONSITE | $135k+

Aconex is a highly profitable project collaboration company with most of the worlds largest construction companies as customers. We are to construction projects what Atlassian is to software projects.

We're looking to build a team of experienced software developers to help us bring a new product to market with a strong financial aspect. Our stack is based on a service oriented architecture, so we have a number of different technologies at play - Java, Go, Ruby, Python etc.To begin with, you'll be working with Java 8 (using Dropwizard), Angular, Typescript as well as many other tools.

Love to chat stack, so if you're interested - reach out!

Technology choice is open for discussion on new services that we start.

More about us: https://www.aconex.com

If you're interested, email me at tolshansky(at )aconex( dot)com

bessieweiss 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Cloud Academy | Multiple Positions| San Francisco, CA / Mendrisio, Switzerland | Full Time | On-Site/Remote | Salary varies by position (see below)

At Cloud Academy, were builders. Learning new technology is just as exciting for us as building it. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and empowering students, developers, engineers and companies to build and grow products with robust and constantly updated cloud skills. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled educational content to developers worldwide.

We are looking for several members of our research and content team to work on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and/or DevOps. If youre passionate about cloud technologies, and love to always be learning, this might be a great fit for you. In some cases, we dont require you to be an expert in the cloud platform youre working on we will pay you to get certified. Already know and love the cloud? Want to expand your skills? Join our team.

Cloud Engineer and Trainer (salary range $80-140k): https://cloudacademy.workable.com/jobs/286145

Cloud Technology Assessment Manager (salary range $60-80k): https://cloudacademy.workable.com/jobs/303364

Cloud Content Acquisitions Manager (salary range $60-100k) https://cloudacademy.workable.com/jobs/306924

Check out jobs.cloudacademy.com for all of our open positions.

raphaelj 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Bloom Technologies | http://bloom.life | Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Hasselt (Belgium) or Liege (Belgium) | Full time | ONSITE

===== Who we are =====

We're a startup driven to improve healthy living and pregnancy outcome using smart wearable devices. We have our headquarters in San Francisco, as well as offices in both Belgium and in the Netherlands where most of our engineering staff is based.

We're currently developing a wearable sensor that pregnant women wear on their belly and which they can use to monitor maternal and fetal health (contractions, heart-rate, fetal kicks, etc.) using their smartphone. We can use this data to predict labor onset and high-risk pregnancies. A Beta version of our product is already available in an early access program in the US, and we are getting very positive feedback from both our customers and medical experts.

===== Who we are looking for =====

We are closing an investment round and are looking for talented people with experience and interest in:

* iOS mobile development.

We are still a small engineering team, so we're looking for someone versatile and quick to pick up new skills. Because were a startup with people in different continents, we need people who can be independent and flexible, but also offer flexibility concerning your work schedule, location, and holidays.

===== Interested? =====

Email me at raphael@bloom.life !

Thanks, Raphael.

xando 10 hours ago 2 replies      
Hey, as usual, a friendly reminder. All positions posted here are available to search on the map.


ccenten 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Bodyport (YC S15) - http://www.bodyport.com - San Francisco, CA - Senior Backend Engineer (ONSITE)

At Bodyport, we are on a mission to eliminate the leading cause of death worldwide - heart disease. We are bridging the gap between hospital grade medical devices and the health tools presently available in the home. Our first product uses a novel sensor technology to rapidly screen for the major risk factors of heart disease in under fifteen seconds. The clinical grade data measured by our system fuels algorithms aimed at predicting and preventing the onset of cardiovascular disease.

By joining us as Senior Backend Engineer, you will play a critical role at an early-stage company dedicated to bringing lifesaving medical technology into every home. You will lead the development of the Bodyport cloud infrastructure and API. You will also work closely with our data science team to enable the design and implementation of groundbreaking algorithms capable of improving the health and lives of all people.

Apply here: https://jobs.lever.co/bodyport/

grosales 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Walmart Technologies East | Reston, VA | Software Engineer - Junior/Mid/Senior | Engineering Managers| On-site - Full-time - Visa Sponsorship for new CS Grads already here in the US (after OTP)|This is a new branch of Walmart Technologies (not to be confused with Walmartlabs that focuses on the .com site) that is focused on modernizing the stores systems and everything else that is not .com really. At Walmart, the possibilities are limitless and the people here in Reston are amazin (I actually mean this, I am a software engineer who just started last November and I am astonished at the projects I have been able to work on so far and the technologies I have used). We are a new team, the oldest member has been here a bit over a year, and we are trying to find the brightest and best software engineers anywhere in the world. We need them as the scale of the problems we are trying to solve is huge and we focus on creating elegant solutions for those problems. One big plus also is that we encourage continous learning and we love it when you contribute (or have contributed) to an open source project. We want to give back to the community in different ways too (we volunteer, and do meetups frequently). So if you are super smart, like to be surrounded by smart people, and like to solve difficult distributed problems, you should contact us!

Just a note. For Junior devs, fresh out of school, we don't care what language you code in (even though we use Java here for the most part so at least you should be willing to learn it). For everyone else, we'd expect you to have a good working knowledge of at least one JVM language.Get in touch at wmtech.reston@gmail.com

martinshen 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Smartcar API | Frontend, Backend | Mountain View | Onsite

I'm an early employee at Smartcar. I joined in the fall last year after parting ways with a $3M VC-backed startup I cofounded 5 years ago. When I was job hunting, I was specifically looking at industries that were going to change dramatically in the next decade like eSports, VR, insurance and transportation.

Transportation is that massive one (9% of GDP). The future of transportation is Autonomous, Electric, Shared and Connected. Smartcar is building the "connected" part of it.

Great investors, founders and early team. We just brought 3 more engineers on the team last month but looking to get 2 more with 2+ years of experience immediately. Our stack is Node.js, Postgres, Redis, Docker, AWS.

$95K to $130K + up to 1.0% equity

If you want to learn more, email me at Martin@Smartcar.com or call me at 415 404 5650.

No recruiters.

akhudek 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Toronto, Canada | Kira Inc | REMOTE ok in US/CAN | Clojure/ClojureScript Web Developer

Kira Inc. is a Toronto-based startup using machine learning to automate legal work. Were looking for a developer to work on our Clojure and ClojureScript web application. Our stack includes reactive single-page web client code and a distributed backend to handle internal computations.Our team is small, pragmatic, and inquisitive; we love learning new technologies and balance adoption with good analysis. To us, agile is a verb, not a noun, we adopt what works for us rather than strictly following a particular methodology. We prefer to hire near our downtown Toronto office, but also welcome remote work in a time zone within North America.

This position is focused on internal tools such as application analytics and internal integrations. It involves a bit of everything in the web stack:

 * Client-side UI code. * Server-side REST routes. * Platform and core APIs. * Document and report generation.
You should have knowledge of some of these. Most of all we look for those interested in learning.

Please send us:

 * cover letter tell us why youre interested, * resume/linkedin profile, * link to github projects or other work samples.
Email your resume to kirasystems@applications.recruiterbox.com with "Web Developer" in the subject line or apply online at https://kirasystems.com/careers.

surrealize 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Pacific Biosciences (http://www.pacb.com/) | Front-end engineer | San Francisco or Menlo Park, CA | ONSITE

We make a DNA sequencing instrument (you put in a biological sample and get back strings of ACTGs). We're looking for help with our Angular 2/Typescript web interfaces. One interface is on the instrument itself (it has a touchscreen that runs full-screen chrome), and the other is a web page that customers use to run analyses on the data that comes off of the instrument. Both are single-page apps that talk to our backends over JSON APIs.

We launched a new instrument late last year, and we're growing. Many of our users are labs that do biological research, but there are also some human clinical use cases that our technology is a good fit for. So we're working with a partner to get the instrument ready for clinical use as well.

We're a very interdisciplinary company; there's serious physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science going on. There are so many different kinds of nerd jokes, I can't even tell you.

The interview process is a phone screen, a coding challenge, and an on-site interview. Here's the job listing:


If you have questions you can also email me at mskinner at our domain.

Synthego 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Synthego www.synthego.com | Redwood City, CA | Fulltime | Onsite

We are a 37 people biotech startup working on building the next generation cloud-enabled biotech lab. The goal is to provide a single scientist the ability to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

We make Synthetic RNA kits for scientists working with Cas9/CRISPR technology. Check out this TedTalk by Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR - its pretty fascinating stuff: http://tinyurl.com/q598fus

Actively Hiring for:

- Senior/Lead Mechanical Engineers | SolidWorks, Rapid Prototyping, Industrial Automation, 100% Uptime Projects- Senior Mechanical Design Engineers- Senior Mechanical Robotics Engineers- Senior Full-stack Engineers | Python, Django, Mongo/PostgreSQL, JavaScript- Senior Software Engineers | Complex HW/SW Integrations

Send me your resume + portfolio at victoria@synthego.com

cheers. :-)

Locals and citizens only (Canadians and Green Card holders welcomed)

dror 1 hour ago 0 replies      
http://www.worldreader.org | Full stack node.js developer | San Francisco | Onsite | Full-time | $80,000 - $90,000

Worldreader is a non-profit on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives. Every month over half a million people use Worldreaders library of 40,000 e-books to read in 40 languages in countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, India and Philippines.

You will join our small technical team in San Francisco in an office that is fun but very serious about our mission. We are located a short distance from the Civic Center BART station.

We are looking for a full stack node.js developer to work on our Book API, front-end tools and Web site.


Hiring Process

* Submit email a resume with a cover letter

* Complete a take-home assignment. You can convince us to look at a Github project you created instead.

* Conduct a 30-60 minutes phone interview covering your project.

* Conduct a 2-3 hours in person interview in S.F. and a Skype call with our team in Barcelona

* We check your references.

* We make you an offer.

Barraketh 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Element Analytics | San Francisco, CA, US

-- Who we are --

We're a small startup (<20 people) focused on making heavy industry safer, cleaner and more efficient.To that end we're applying machine learning techniques to sensor data in industries from energy, transportation, and manufacturing, to mining and more. We're solving hard problems for our customers by putting their data to work for them.

-- Hiring process --

You will do a phone screens (about an hour) to make sure there's a good fit, then and 1/2 day onsite where we talk about engineering problems and make sure you know what kind of problems youd be working on with us. Offers will be extended within 1 day of the onsite interview.

-- Our stack --

We run on linux in Azure, our APIs are primarily implemented using Scala (on Spray), the frontend is written with React.js, and we use python in some machine learning applications as well as for systems programming. Our data processing/machine learning is done in either Scala or python on Spark. Our service infrastructure is docker containers running on DCOS across multiple tenants (both our customers' and our own).

-- What you would do --

We are currently hiring tech leads in both systems, full-stack, and backend engineering. If you are at the top of your game and want to work on a small team solving hard problems, send an email to - sean at elementanalytics dot com

akurilin 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Front Row Education -- San Francisco -- https://www.frontrowed.com

* Director of Engineering (ONSITE): https://frontrow.workable.com/j/3828FAE4A8

* Engineering Manager (ONSITE): https://frontrow.workable.com/jobs/285316

* Senior Software Engineer (ONSITE/REMOTE): https://frontrow.workable.com/jobs/156061

Come change how 3+ million US students learn Math and Language Arts. Use data, advanced type systems, great product design and deep pedagogy to change lives.

World class, tight-knit colocated + distributed engineering team in continental US.

One of the world's highest traffic Haskell products out there, 100% of backend and tools are in Haskell.

Big presence and stewardship of the Open Source community. Work with well-known authors.

Use the best and simplest tools for the job, maintain the no-firefighting culture, sleep soundly at night.

Front Row is venture funded, has a proven business model and is on the road to profitability.

Keywords: Haskell, React.JS, Flow, Ansible, AWS, PostgreSQL

freeqaz 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Uber | San Francisco & Seattle | Full-time

Uber's Security team works to ensure the security of all code, systems and data used by our riders, drivers and partners. Application Security is responsible for working with engineers to design, build, advise and review security concerns across a diverse variety of projects.

You will be relied upon to provide engineering and product teams with the security expertise necessary to make confident product decisions. You will be finding security vulnerabilities through manual review, tools you build or 1:1s with other engineers. You will write code to systemically fix security issues across the codebase. You will advise teams on the best way to build something to prevent future security issues.

We're looking for people with backend, web, and mobile experience to join our teams in San Francisco or Seattle.

Shoot over an email to prodsec-recruiting-group@uber.com with your resume and/or LinkedIn and my team will get back to you. I'll ping you back personally if you mention you saw this on HN!

geertweening 6 hours ago 1 reply      
Ripple | San Francisco, CA | Onsite | Fulltime. https://ripple.com/

Hi, I'm a software engineer at Ripple. I work on blockchain software infrastructure for financial institutions. Our mission is to create the internet of value and support trillions of transactions globally.We're looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer, SDET Infrastructure and a DevOps Engineer, see our official ads here: https://ripple.com/company/careers/all-jobs/

We primarily code in NodeJS, we use and contribute back to open source software and some of us have been writing JavaScript and Node for many years and know the ins and outs of the ecosystem very well.

On the operations side we're in AWS, make extensive use of docker and use salt and terraform. If you want more details I can bring you in touch with one of our DevOps engineers.

Ripple is growing fast. We've got great funding (inc. Google Ventures & Andreessen Horowitz), and a great team. Feel free to email me with any questions: geert@ripple.com (My name is Geert). Or apply through our careers page.

notabankster 3 hours ago 0 replies      
TD Bank Group | Toronto, ON, Canada | Senior Big Data Developer | Full Time | ONSITE

Downtown Toronto. Great work/life balance. Full TD benefits. https://jobs.td.com/en-CA/why-choose-us/benefits/

I am looking for highly-technical, hands-on senior software engineers who can wear multiple hats in a new lean and agile team within our Information Management group. The daily work revolves around large scale data problems. The first challenge will be performing the delivery of a strategic Big Data project.


* Multiple years of experience with Java, Scala and the JVM

* Cloudera stack - Hadoop, Spark, Hive in a big data environment

* First-hand knowledge of Solr or ElasticSearch

* Worked with structured and unstructured data, SQL and NoSQL

* Familiar with implementing data pipelines and data cleaning for ETL

* Designing / consuming APIs within an SoA

* Knowledge and experience with various test automation tools and techniques

* Comfortable with devops tools in a development team setting

* Adopter of TDD

* Setting up VMs, dev environments, docker

* Worked in an agile team

* Front-end angular skills could help, not a must


* Self-starter, Go-getter

* Constantly finds ways to optimize processes

* Always automates

* Great communication skills

To reply, use the email address in my profile.

jdubie 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Ladder | https://www.ladderlife.com | Menlo Park, CA | Relocation | ONSITE

React, Docker, Kubernetes, Clojure, ClojureScript, Datomic, Kafka, AWS, Buck Build

Life insurance is a $130B market where 98% of policies are sold through financial advisors and life insurance agents. Ladder is building a new type of insurance company that is all digital from the ground up and sells directly to consumers.

We are looking for talented full stack generalists that love building things and are excited to get in on the ground floor of disrupting a huge slow moving industry.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is excited to:

- build and architect systems

- work with a small team of talented engineers

- work with the latest tech

- contribute to open source https://github.com/ladderlife

If this sounds like you email me at jack@ladderlife.com

prepscholar 10 hours ago 0 replies      
PrepScholar | Boston, MA | Onsite | Full-time | Full Stack Engineer | $100,000-$180,000

PrepScholars mission is to improve education at scale through technology. Our flagship product is an SAT/ACT prep program that automatically learns the strengths and weaknesses of each student and creates an individualized learning program through machine learning. You can think of it as an automated tutor that provides a compelling learning experience at scale. We also have a large web presence with over two million monthly visitors to our free tools and articles.

We believe we have a major advantage over other companies in our space because of our technology-centered and analytical approach to education.

We're profitable and bootstrapped, and you'll join as an early engineer working on products that impact millions of students worldwide.

Our stack:

* Sass, JQuery, Backbone

* Django/Python


* AWS/Linux


* Strong foundation in computer science and software engineering, including competencies in data structures, algorithms, databases, software design and dev ops.

* Strong hands-on experience with our core technologies is a big plus. In particular:

----Python and Django

----JavaScript and JavaScript MV* frameworks like AngularJS, Ember, Knockout, or Backbone

Email us at job.engineer@prepscholar.com, and read more at http://www.prepscholar.com/sat/s/careers.

vanrysss 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Mirador - https://www.miradortech.com/ | Backend Engineer | Full-time | Portland,OR | ONSITE

Our mission is to make it easier for the people that operate local shops and growing businesses to have access to affordable loans from traditional lenders. Every day, each employee at Mirador walks in the door knowing that they can make a huge difference if they are smart in what they do and work hard to make it happen. This is doubly true in engineering: we are a technology company at our core.

We're a small startup in fintech space looking for a couple more backend engineers. Our ideal candidate will have experience writing Java services with Dropwizard backed by Postgres serving a React frontend and hosted on AWS, whether you've been an engineer for 12 months or twelve years, we'd love to talk to you. The team is small with five engineers and twenty total in the company.

Reach out to me at svanryssegem@miradorfin.com if you have questions.

airza 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Application Security Consultants | Optiv | Anywhere in the US | Remote | https://www.optiv.com

I'm a senior consultant with the Advisory wing of Optiv. We are hiring web app/mobile security consultants - basically, a client gives you a an app and some info and you try to find as many vulnerabilities if you can. Being a profit center for the company has its advantages- our salaries are competitive (with a reasonable bonus structure to boot), and our work life balance is tough to beat - i took a few months off last year and nobody batted an eye.

We'd like people who are comfortable working by themselves - you have the support of peers and the company's project management apparatus but the testing and customer work is generally pretty independent. Being able to explain the OWASP top 10 and other common web security vulnerabilities is something you should be able to do in your sleep. Mobile application skills and cloud security knowledge is a huge perk. Finally, being able to explain and write clearly is important - you need to have both the written and verbal English skills to explain complex security concepts to both developers and shareholders.

Feel free to e-mail me at john.labelle@ if you have questions or want to talk shop.

davkal 8 hours ago 0 replies      
https://www.weave.works | San Francisco, CA & London, UK & Berlin, Germany | ONSITE | Full-time

* Senior backend dev: develop microservices (primarily in Go) and container tools

* Senior frontend dev: write reactive and snappy web UIs that show complex data and are easy to navigate

* UX Designer: design UIs for our various container tools, visualize networks and data traffic

* Developer experience/evangelist: spread the word in meetups/conferences, develop integrations for our tools

Come help us build OSS tools that other developers use to tame their containerized applications. Projects like Weave Scope observe containers/pods/services and their interactions to provide visibility and insights. Developers can quickly see the state of the resulting systems and validate their assumptions.

We offer flexible hours with a good work-life balance, with a typical day going from 10am-6pm. All our tools are open source: https://github.com/weaveworks Browse our PRs to see how we work as a team!

The hiring process: Checking your CV/GH/SO (if not enough signal: small coding challenge), 30 mins hangout, afternoon take home coding challenge, in person interview with future colleagues

If youre interested please drop us a line with your desired location at jobs (at) weave.works

kerbs 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Target - Minneapolis, Minnesota. ONSITE.--Experienced iOS Developer.

Come join Target's Flagship iOS team and help make Target the best app in retail. We have a big team of world class developers and designers, and are looking for passionate iOS developers to help take us to the next level.


Looking for various levels but experience in iOS is a must. Deep experience and a passion for iOS is a big plus.

Email me using the address in my profile. Tell me about yourself and what you've been working on recently.--

benpapillon 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Umbel Austin, TX

Umbel is building the infrastructure by which companies own, control and access their consumer-centric data. Our platform enables customers to leverage their data rights and create tangible business value. We take employee satisfaction and growth seriously. We also expect a lot in return. We are currently seeking a Front End Developer to join our fast-growing and dynamic engineering team: http://umbel.theresumator.com/apply/VngMB5/?source=Hacker+Ne...

joeconway 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Scribd is hiring talented devs in a variety of flavors to help us build the library of the 21st century.

Right now were looking for:

- Experienced iOS tech/team leads

- Mid to Senior iOS developers

- Mid to Senior Android developers

- Software engineers interested in working on search, recommendation, or payments

- Engineers with domain expertise in recommendation systems and algorithms

Please note for Internships: We have filled our internship seats and are not currently interviewing interns.

We've hired ten full-time people and dozens of interns from these "Who is Hiring" threads.

To expedite your application, please apply directly to our job board (http://grnh.se/gr84t3) where youll find all of our current opening and the job descriptions. We do our best to respond within 24 hours, and youll get an answer either way.

We are willing and able to sponsor Visas and have several international team members from around the world.

You can read more about our "Netflix for Books" service herehttp://wrd.cm/1dJquzz or check out our tech blog at http://coding.scribd.com. We recently launched the first "Netflix for Comics" (http://wrd.cm/1MbaBA6) and Sheet Music.

More info is available at http://grnh.se/gr84t3, but as a HN user, feel free to contact us directly with any and all questions by emailing { jacquie at scribd.com }.

nathanh 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Teachers Pay Teachers | NYC | Full-Time | Engineers, Product Managers, Product Designers

Teachers Pay Teachers is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another. We are the first and largest open marketplace where teachers share, sell, and buy original educational resources. Since we've started, authors on Teachers Pay Teachers have earned over $200M. Here's a bit more of the backstory (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/technology/a-sharing-econo...).

Our engineering culture focuses on our mission, curiosity, learning, and autonomy - read more about it here http://engineering.teacherspayteachers.com/mission-values.ht...

I'd be happy to chat about positions over email at nhurst@teacherspayteachers.com.

lylo 10 hours ago 1 reply      
FreeAgent, Edinburgh and REMOTE (UK-only)


At FreeAgent we help freelancers and micro-businesses take control of their company finances.

We have built an award-winning, online accounting product that offers full end-to-end compliance, from time tracking to tax return filing. We're based in beautiful Edinburgh and we're growing from strength to strength with over 50,000 paying customers and continued strong growth. Customers love what we do!

We're a growing team of over 100 people, based in Edinburgh but with remote staff around the UK. If you want to come and help us make small businesses awesome at doing their finances, we're currently looking for senior software engineers to join our team.

We have opportunities across many different engineering areas (e.g. front-end, API development, a real-time double-entry accounting engine, tax platform, data platform, mobile apps), so we can offer a broad scope for skill and career development. Our stack is Ruby/Rails, Javascript, React.js, MySQL, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch.

We're growing quickly and have an expanding number of vacancies across our engineering organisation:

* Full stack engineers of all levels across several teams (Product, Growth, Development platform)

* Senior operations engineer (Ops) - Unix/Linux, Puppet, low-level networking, message queues (Rabbit), databases (MySQL)



(We are looking for UK-based full-time staff only right now)

pauljz 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Clover Health | San Francisco, New Jersey | ONSITE | Full time

Clover Health is driving down costs and producing improved health outcomes with a unique health insurance plan. We use sophisticated analytics and custom software to direct our own clinical staff to coordinate care for our members. We have a proven model we're scaling out. We're focusing on elderly and low-income patients that stand to benefit from our model the most. Come improve people's lives and be part of a new way of thinking in an old, trillion dollar industry!

We recently closed our series C and are hiring across a whole bunch of roles in product, engineering, data science, security, compliance, marketing, clinical care, insurance ops, you name it.


mikebabineau 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Second Measure | SF Bay Area (San Mateo, CA) | ONSITE (relo ok) | https://secondmeasure.com

Second Measure analyzes credit card data. We process billions of purchases to help investors (VCs and hedge funds) answer questions like:

 - How quickly is Wayfair actually growing? - Is Lyft gaining or losing market share in Boston? - How does Hilton spending change after a customer's first Airbnb stay? - (Check out our research blog [1])
We were part of YC S15 and launched last August [2].

Were a 10-person team solving hard problems with cool data. Were looking for other strong builders, especially those who can grow into leadership roles:

 - Data Scientist (stats + ML; AWS, MTurk, NLP, and Spark helpful) - Research Scientist (stats; SQL and Python helpful; math/science PhD preferred) - Research Analyst (stats+SQL+Excel+writing; investment experience helpful) - Senior Data Engineer (Python/JVM; AWS; stream processing) - Senior Software Engineer (frontend/backend/full-stack; Python/JVM/Go; D3; AWS; React/Angular) - Others (opportunistic)
Competitive salary and substantial equity. We want our early team to have a large stake in our success.

We have phenomenal traction and raised a strong seed round [3]. Select investors include: Bessemer, Foundation, Norwest, Shasta, and Y Combinator.

Were in downtown San Mateo, just minutes from Caltrain and 101.

Email jobs@ and CC me, I'm a founder (mike@).

[1] http://blog.secondmeasure.com/

[2] http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/10/second-measure-launches-off...

[3] http://www.businessinsider.com/second-measure-is-secret-weap...

shiftb 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Instacart | Sr Full-stack Engineer, Sr Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Sr iOS/Android Engineer | onsite in San Francisco | https://instacart.com

Instacart (YC S12) is building the best way for people everywhere in the world to shop for groceries. Using your phone or the web, you can order groceries and have them delivered to your door in minutes. You can choose from a variety of local stores, as well as being able to mix items from multiple stores into one order.

Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is magical. We aim to give our customers back their invaluable time so they can spend it doing the things they love with the people they love.

Hiring Process depends on the position, but will generally follow this flow: Phone screen + simple challenge / Take-home challenge / On-site. We're pretty flexible and can work with you on this.

We care that you can ship product and enjoy taking ownership over what you're working on. We don't really care where you went to school or what companies you've worked for.


 Ruby (and Rails) ES6+ & CoffeeScript (which we are actively moving to ES6) React.js PostgreSQL Elasticsearch for search Memcache / Redis
Data Analysis & Data Science: SQL, R, Python

Learn more about us and apply directly at:

 https://careers.instacart.com/ http://tech.instacart.com http://stackshare.io/posts/the-tech-behind-instacarts-grocery-delivery-service

funkaster 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Unity Technologies | San Francisco CA | Full Time

Do you like video games? do you like building the best tools to help game developers build the best games? So do we :)

At the Analytics team in Unity, we're looking for great talent to add to our Engine team. This means collaborating directly into the Unity codebase. Full job description: https://unity3d.com/jobs/position?id=246786

We offer the usual perks as well: benefits and HR that you can find in a well established company and a great team of incredible engineers.

We're also hiring in other teams/locations: https://unity3d.com/jobs

Contact: rolando@unity3d.com for more info about the positions. (I'm an engineer in the team, so you can talk to a future co-worker directly instead of a recruiter).

Edit: added link to job description

punteney 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Manzama | Bend, OR | Onsite or US Remote | Full-time

Senior Fullstack Developer

Manzama is an enterprise SaaS platform that helps professionals find, discover and monitor news that is important to them and their clients. We've been around for a little over 6 years, focused on the legal vertical, and are profitable with very loyal and happy customers. We are looking for Senior Developers to join our small but growing team. You'll be an integral part of building and expanding our current platform including expanding our use of machine learning and NLP to help deliver the most relevant news possible. We are based in beautiful Bend, Oregon but we do support remote workers as well.

Tech: Python, Django, Postgres, Solr, GCE, BigQuery, Datastore

While it's great if you have experience with our tech stack we are more interested in finding talented engineers who have experience building amazing products and systems.

You can email me directly at jamesp@manzama.com for more details or to apply

aaronbwebber 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Nextdoor (http://nextdoor.com/) | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | Onsite

I'm one of the engineers at Nextdoor. Our mission is to use the power of technology to create stronger and safer neighborhoods all around the world. Over half of the neighborhoods in the US are using our platform to communicate about the issues most important to them, and we've just started expanding internationally as well.

Founded in 2010, we're backed by Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Google Ventures, and Tiger Global among others, and have raised over $210M in venture capital to-date.

We are hiring across the board, and growing quickly. A list of our open job reqs can be found here at http://nextdoor.com/jobs. In particular, we're always looking for great full-stack generalists who are comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced environment. Our stack is primarily Python and Go, running on AWS, with client apps built in Obj-C/Swift (iOS), Java (Android), and JavaScript (Web).

Our office is in downtown San Francisco steps from BART.

If you're looking for a relatively small startup (we're still fewer than 120 people total, with ~45 in engineering) with an opportunity to have global impact, we'd love to hear from you at jobs@nextdoor.com.

tomjacobs 2 hours ago 0 replies      
HomeShare http://www.thehomeshare.com | San Francisco | Full Time | Full Stack Developer | Onsite | Visa

We're looking for an ambitious developer to help launch this early-stage venture, and work in the trenches with an experienced founding team. The founders have launched and run several companies before. Though we are bootstrapped, we're processing over $1M / year in annualized transaction volume. For the hungry individual, this is a crash course on how to found and launch a new venture.

HomeShare enables people to live in the heart of the city without breaking the bank. We match you with compatible housemates, work with spacious luxury apartment units and install privacy partitions so you can live with awesome people and enjoy your own private space. We're fixing San Francisco's housing crisis, by better using existing housing. We allow people to live near their work, and not spend their whole paycheck on rent.

We operate tours at apartments, and at the heart of our service is the process of finding the best matches for people to live together.

Skills: Rails, MySQL, Docker, AWS, Datatables, jQuery, Selenium, Email.

To apply, let us know about any cool projects you've hacked together: tom@thehomeshare.com

robg 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Neumitra - digital medicine into daily life - Boston, MA

We're hiring data-driven engineers including:

- Embedded developers for real-time biofeedback and sensor fusion

- Mobile developers for hooks into apps for daily life management

- Front-end developers to show how stress impacts large groups

- Algorithms engineers for extracting insights from data streams

- QA including device, mobile, and platform applications

Our stack runs from sensors to servers. We use machine learning and statistical learning techniques to build personalized and population health technologies for daily life demands. Software becomes medicine.

We're also hiring mechanical and research engineers who love to iterate on technologies based on user interactions. We appreciate experiences and enthusiasm for building unique tools that have a meaningful impact. Our mission is to solve global questions of health, productivity, and happiness.



Please send a note listing your interests and efforts to hello@neumitra.com.

bignerdvana 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Big Nerd Ranch | iOS Developer | Atlanta,GA | Onsite | Remote

Big Nerd Ranch specializes in developing business-building mobile and web apps for our clients. We also teach students what we've learned through our signature immersive bootcamps, and every year we release new books in our best-selling series of Big Nerd Ranch Guides.

We are looking for a mid-level full-time iOS Engineer to join the team. Must be well versed in architecture, design, configuration, the Xcode environment, Objective-C and Swift.

Learn more here https://www.bignerdranch.com/about-us/careers/

shum1 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Aurora Solar | http://www.aurorasolar.com/ | Palo Alto, CA | Onsite | Full Time | VISA | Backend Developer

We are building the software platform that powers the the solar industry. Our clients are companies that work on transitioning our society to a future of sustainable energy by selling, designing and installing solar installations. Aurora enables them to do their job better, faster, and more efficiently.

Aurora is a cloud-based SaaS solution that allows solar installers to build 3D models of buildings and trees, simulate the impact of shading on a homeowners roof, design advanced solar systems, calculate the financial return of a solar system and generate beautiful sales proposals. By enabling solar installers to do all of this in a short time and without having to leave their office, Aurora helps to reduce the cost of solar installations and make solar energy more widely available.

Skills: Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Ember

If you're interested in working with us, email me at jshum@aurorasolar.com. Mention youre from HN and let me know what youve been working on lately.

gxespino 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Excella Consulting | Arlington, VA & Washington, D.C. | Full-time, ONSITE | https://www.excella.com/

We're a small-mid sized consulting company (~180 people) with a small company feel. Founders really invest in personal development, have weekly if not monthly happy hours, summer and winter weekend getaways, and the ability to WFH when necessary. Also, the projects are pretty engaging and theres hardly a dull moment. I'm on a small team working to revamp the entire US Immigration portal - high visibility, and direct impact on millions of lives. The White House has estimated that we'll make a 'direct impact on at least a million lives this year' alone.

We are hiring for a wide range of positions in software development. Looking for Ruby, Java, Python, .NET, mobile, and NodeJS engineers for a variety of experience levels. However, we have more demand for experienced engineers than junior engineers. Please reach out to me or someone in HR if this interests you. My email is glenn[dot]espinosa[at]excella[dot]com.

sophacles 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Veriflow | Champaign, IL and San Jose, CA | Full-time, ONSITE | Multiple positions

Veriflow is the first networking company to use formal verification to eliminate change-induced network outages and breaches. The company was created by a team of computer science professors and Ph.D. students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Menlo Ventures, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. To learn more, visit veriflow.net and follow us on Twitter @veriflowsystems.

We are growing our team after a successful Series A round to meet customer demand, scale our product to bigger networks and create a rock-solid system for our customers.

Open Positions

* Software Engineer

* Sysadmin/Devops

* Senior Frontend Developer

* QA Lead

See our jobs page at: https://www.veriflow.net/careers/

geku 4 hours ago 0 replies      
CloudGear | DevOps/Software Engineer | 60-100% | REMOTE (Europe)

CloudGear is a startup based in Zurich, Switzerland. We offer Docker and Kubernetes consulting and are working on a Kubernetes-as-a-service product to help companies adopt a modern infrastructure based on containers.

We are building up a small team and you work together with the founders as well as directly with large customers where Kubernetes is already used in production. You'll have a high impact on the product, team culture and company as we are just starting. Technologies used are Rails/Ruby, PostgreSQL, Redis, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, etcd.

We are looking for talented DevOps and software engineers with solid Docker and automation knowledge and decent programming skills e.g. Ruby, Python or Go. Experience with Kubernetes is a plus but not mandatory. We even go a step further and dedicate time where you can learn and explore Kubernetes.

Location: remote (Europe), travel required.

Please send further questions, your resume and your github username to georg (at) cloudgear.net - https://www.cloudgear.net

No recruiters or agencies, your email will be marked as spam.

yonasb 3 hours ago 0 replies      
StackShare | Remote OK (US Only) | Full-time

StackShare helps you discover and compare software tools- were building a platform for developer knowledge.

We're looking for an awesome Developer Evangelist (in SF) to help grow and manage the StackShare community. From Airbnb to Dropbox, to individual developers and CTOs, StackShare has become the defacto place for companies and engineers to share the software they use and why. But we're just scratching the surface- we believe we have an opportunity to fundamentally change the way that software is built. Whether you're building a new mobile app, automating infrastructure, or just researching best practices, StackShare will be your compass.

Unlike other DE roles, your job isn't to push one API or product. You'll work with hundreds of APIs and help build a knowledge platform that will developers choose the right tools. The role is part community building, part growth engineering, part marketing. If you enjoy writing code, but enjoy helping others solve technical problems even more, then this is probably the right opportunity for you.

Our Stack: Ruby/Rails/React/PostgreSQL http://stackshare.io/stackshare

Interview Process: Phone Screening (45 min) > Technical Interview (60 min, Video Chat) > Take-home project (2 days to finish) > Product Interview (2 hours, Video Chat / Onsite) > References > Offer Letter!

Open Roles:

- Developer Evangelist (San Francisco) - $70k - $100k 0.5 - 4.0% https://angel.co/stackshare/jobs/86973-developer-evangelist

- Software Engineer - $70k - $100k 0.3 - 3.0% https://angel.co/stackshare/jobs/134825-software-engineer

Apply via AngelList or email us at careers+HN@stackshare.io - if you're emailing please include your resume and/or LinkedIn profile URL!

nickponline 5 hours ago 0 replies      
DroneDeploy | https://www.dronedeploy.com | JavaScript and Python Engineers | San Francisco, CA

At DroneDeploy we have built a software platform that autonomously flies drones and efficiently captures petabytes of imagery in over 140 countries around in the world. Our platform automatically organizes all that data to geo-reference, align, stitch, blend, ortho-rectify and reconstruct imagery - creating tens of thousands of point clouds, 3D models and mosaics. That data is used to drive high ROI decisions in industry as diverse as construction, agriculture, mining, conservation, forestry, and infrastructure inspection - all in the browser. We're constantly innovating. DroneDeploy is successful because we have world-class team members and a strong passion for making an impact and providing value to out customers.

Our tech stack includes Angular2, TypeScript and Python. We think drones are an integral part of the future of knowledge, and were creating the software to make that possible. We're looking for experienced JavaScript and Python engineers. Our interview processing includes a short take home coding exercise and then remote and onsite technical interview with DroneDeploy engineers.

Come and work with us: https://www.dronedeploy.com/careers.html

moorage 7 hours ago 1 reply      
SmartThings (part of Samsung) | Palo Alto, CA | Full stack, Cloud, iOS, Android, TV | Full-Time

Have a passion for hardware AND software?

Come join us in changing the world and making homes smart! And of course, receive employee discounts on all things Samsung :P

Looking for generalists, Sr. Cloud Engineers, iOS, Android, and TV (Tizen) software engineers. We're using containers, microservices, the right languages for the job (varies, but includes C, Go, Python, NodeJS, Java, Groovy, etc.)

greattypo 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Clever (YC S12) - San Francisco - onsite

Right now the market for educational software is a mess. Its incredibly difficult for developers to get their products into schools, and its even harder for them to scale. School districts spend tons of money on learning applications, but they have no way of knowing if students are even using the apps theyre purchasing. Teachers know theres great software out there, but relatively simple challenges like getting 30 students logged in at once make using it impossible.

At Clever, were working to change all that. We provide schools with a free API and single sign-on solution that makes using educational apps a breeze. Weve grown fast: after three and a half years, were moving data for a third of all K-12 students in America (20M kids), and 57,000 schools are using us to manage their education apps. Our goals are much bigger than that, though. We want to be two things:

-a single place where schools can easily integrate, manage and analyze all the software theyre using, and

-a single identity that students can use to see everything theyve learned across multiple apps.

Were a team of 115 (40 engineers) based in downtown SF, and were looking for engineers who enjoy working in (or would enjoy learning) Go, Node and React. More generally, we want people who are sharp, adaptable, and passionate about improving the way education works for everyone. In particular, were looking for senior engineers and engineering managers: empathetic leaders who are excited about teaching, coaching and professional development.

Check us out at https://clever.com/about/jobs, or check out our newest product release here: https://clever.com/products/badges

ian3149 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Kentik | kentik.com | San Francisco, CA | Full Time | Remote Possible

Are you interested in programmatically defining routing tables? Kentik is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to focus on building tools to leverage our real time network data. We are looking for candidates with hands-on experience with BGP, SNMP and NetFlow protocols. Familiarity with anomaly detection (ML), configuration management, databases (how you build one, not how you use one) and having implemented a distributed system from the ground up are all pluses. Our code base is a mixture of Go and C with a little bit of C++ for spiciness.

Kentik is a two year old VC-backed startup located in downtown San Francisco near both Caltrain and Bart. We ingest over 40 billion flow records a day and using these provide real time event handling to our customers. For more information see kentik.com/careers.

Preference for local but will consider remote for the right person. pye+hn@kentik.com.

bmajz 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Polly | Seattle, WA or Silicon Valley, CA | Fulltime, Onsite

Looking for: Software Engineer

Polly is reimagining enterprise applications through the medium of chat. Currently, our Slack bot helps companies measure processes through quick polls and lightweight conversation. We are looking for someone new to join our team and we think you'd like to come here because:* We've already got great traction including the #1 spot in the Slack App Directory's HR and Bot categories and paying customers!* We have some really exciting technical challenges ahead of us, with hard problems like natural language processing for our chat interface and cluster management across thousands of realtime connections to chat clients

For devs: Our stack is primarily in Node.js and Meteor running on AWS, but we're totally cool with other backgrounds.

Apply by sending an email to jobs @ <company name>.ai

mkrn 36 minutes ago 0 replies      
MethodExists Inc. (https://methodexists.com) | Calgary, Canada | Multiple Positions | Full-time | Both ONSITE Calgary + REMOTE

We are a Calgary-based, remotely operated company, with our teams currently spread over Russia, Spain, the Caribbean and Canada. Our company creates enterprise-ready fully customizable web applications. We have a lot of challenging work in front of us, and want driven people to join for a new and exciting experience. You will be empowered by our great processes (continuous integration, test-driven development, nicely concern-separated codebase, linting, task management in Phabricator, code reviews, continuous deployment, communication in Slack, unobtrusive meeting practices, open vacation policy and more) and positive work culture.

We have successfully delivered solutions for clients in a variety of areas including energy exploration, operations management, hsse management, agriculture operations, tourism, risk management and learning systems.

In our next phase, we will be delivering solutions to meet a variety of technical needs. We will be working to integrate RFID readers for inventory management, map optimum routes through supply chains and do market analysis, and build front end interfaces to configure complex systems, among other projects.

We are hiring the skill sets below, but are open to hear from anyone who thinks they're a fit or wants to learn more. We are looking to fill some Canadian roles at the moment (preferably in the Calgary area), but are also hiring internationally. All jobs are full time.

Front-End Ninja

Role is a front-end developer with a focus on great UX, attention to detail, extensive knowledge of Javascript / CSS. In particular experience with React, (+Redux), ES6, PostCSS, D3.js, Leaflet, Electron, React Native is a bonus since we work with these technologies. Additional benefits would be node.js, frontend test driven development experience, deep understanding of relational databases, experience creating complex data visualizations, designing drag & drop user experiences, performance testing, and mobile testing. This job will require collaborative interactions and communication with our clients and business partners, for gathering specs and usability feedback and for building custom functionality.

Other positions:

- Database Gangsta

- Devops Mafioso / Full-Stack Warrior

- Security Hacker

See more and apply at https://methodexists.com/jobs

shedd 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Zoomer (YC S14) - http://www.zoomerdelivery.com - Multiple Roles - REMOTE

Zoomer is focused on helping high volume delivery restaurants wow their customers and grow their business. We've taken a unique approach to changing the food delivery space - a platform to handle an extraordinarily high volume of concurrent deliveries from restaurants that already deliver (i.e. pizza, wings, sandwiches, etc.). Were bringing much needed change to local high-volume delivery restaurants that are still doing delivery the way theyve always done it. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world, including Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, First Round Capital, SV Angel, and other amazing funds and individuals.

Zoomer connects high volume delivery restaurants with independent delivery drivers. Restaurants leveraging the Zoomer platform are able to provide a better & more consistent delivery experience for their customer, which ultimately leads to a stronger bottom line. Independent drivers on the Zoomer platform have the ability to create their own schedule & increase their own efficiency, resulting in more earnings. And of course, customers receive their orders dramatically faster than the status quo.

Were making key hires to expand our globally distributed core team. Youll have a ton of impact lots of freedom to evolve our processes, systems, partners, platform, stack and apps. We follow strong dev practices, put an emphasis on testing, and deploy rapidly. Our team is distributed across the US and Europe.

Help us build cutting-edge technical solutions to:

 - tough logistics problems, quickly routing orders to optimal drivers - on-demand prediction and forecasting models - scalable compute and data infrastructure - multiple mobile apps - for restaurants, drivers, and diners - range of complex real-time frontend interfaces 
Some roles were currently hiring for:

 - Logistics technology engineers - Ruby engineers - DevOps engineer 
If this sounds interesting, you can learn more and apply here: http://www.zoomerdelivery.com/careers

rvivek 4 hours ago 1 reply      
HackerRank | Bangalore & Palo Alto | Onsite | https://hackerrank.com

We are building the credentialing system of the world. We have 2% of the world's programmer active in our community every month, improving their skills. Eventually, we will get to a point where the only thing that matters to get a job or show your proficiency is a HackerRank profile.

We are looking to hire a senior UI / UX designer in Bangalore & an ML engineer in Palo Alto. It's a high impact role, impacting millions of programmers & thousands of companies.

We have raised $25m+ in funding backed by YC, Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures, etc. and growing healthily y-o-y. Feel free to directly email me: vivek@ with your portfolio and we will accelerate your hiring process.

lobster_johnson 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Transparensee (Manhattan, New York City). ONSITE. https://transparensee.com/.


We are looking for a highly skilled front-end developer (React, ES6, mobile/desktop) with a keen visual sense to work on our search platform. Must have experience putting together fluid, user-friendly, cross-browser UIs. We require demos/screenshots/videos of UI work. Must be highly proficient in JavaScript, HTML, CSS/SCSS. Should be familiar with React, ES6 and modern single-page application development.

We're a small but profitable company which has never taken venture funding. We make a search platform product that simplifies adding powerful search functionality to existing structured data. We can handle large volumes of rapidly changing structured, semi-structured, and free text data. Our mission is to help data owners maximize the value of their data by improving the ease of information access and insight.

Tech stack: JavaScript/ES6, React, backend includes Node.js, Go, Ruby, some Java.

Competitive salary, generous health benefits (medical, dental, vision), 401k, flexible vacation policy/work hours/work-from-home days.



swilson7 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Human API - Redwood City, CA http://humanapi.co/ (onsite, visa)

== About Us ===

We're a small, product-centric team focused on opening the world of health data. For us, life is all about moving fast, crushing hard problems, and enjoying the journey. Our investors include a16z, Eric Schmidt, Blue Run Ventures, Max Levchin, Scott Banister, and Alex Payne.

== What You Will Build ==

Human API is the easiest way to integrate health data from anywhere. Users can now securely share their health data with any application or system, regardless of how that data was recorded, processed or stored. As an engineer on our team, youll be involved in one or more of the following areas:

- Modeling clinical data --> organizing and normalizing the world of health data

- Developing and scaling structured APIs

- Scaling our ingestion platform and optimizing a multivariate rate limited system

- Data engineering and building tools for data science - NLP and Classification

- Powering platforms and tools for customers to build health apps

== Open Roles ==

Most of our engineers have diverse programming background (Javascript (Node.js) / Scala / Python / Java / C), and most roles require willingness to work on Node.js, however we gravitate towards using the right tool for the job. Experience with some of the following required:

- Stream processing and unified log systems with Kafka and RabbitMQ

- Mongodb, Redis and Cassandra for data storage

- Data analysis with Spark or Python tools

- Building and scaling a modern infrastructure stack with Docker and Mesos

- Building consumer focused apps and/or developer focused tools

- Powering search with Elastic Search and related tools

You can read more about some of the open roles here: http://humanapi.co/company/join We'd love to hear from you even if you don't "fit" one of the job specs -- we hire for people, not roles. andrei@humanapi.co

latch 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Second Spectrum | Los Angeles, Lausanne, Shanghai | Full-time | On Site

Data is revolutionizing the sports industry. However, we face the challenge of sifting through mountains of data in search of compelling stories. We create products that fuse cutting-edge design with spatiotemporal pattern recognition, machine learning, and computer vision to enable the next generation of sports insights and experiences. We aim to transform the way people play, coach and watch sports.

You can find out more about the company from: http://www.secondspectrum.com/videos/

Specifically looking for a senior full stack engineer in LA. A full list of positions is available at http://www.secondspectrum.com/careers/ (full stack, devops, UI, UX,)

You can apply through email at work@secondspectrum.com.

Happy to answer any questions you might have: karl@secondspectrum.com

KBurbine02 10 hours ago 0 replies      

Know Java? Want to learn Scala? FATHOM is hiring for a Software Engineer in Austin.

FATHOM is a Phoenix, AZ company providing a cloud-based, geospatial platform that encompasses the needs of a water utility from an end-to-end, completely organic perspective. The FATHOM platform is deployable at any scale in a matter of months and can be implemented in several different configurations, from a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering to a fully outsourced billing and customer care service.

Check us out in the news: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3098339/wireless-networ...

If this is right up your alley - you can apply at: https://careers.jobscore.com/careers/fathom/jobs/software-en...


quadrature 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Shopify | Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Waterloo and now San Francisco!) | Full-time | Onsite | Remote | VISA

Shopify is a platform that allows entrepreneurs to easily setup an online store.

We build solutions that empower merchants at every step of their journey. Our product helps merchants who are just starting as well as established brands that need a solution that can scale with their traffic.

We're always working on products that make it easier for entrepreneurs to reach their audience and help them make data driven decisions. Shopify is built in Ruby on Rails running on a stack composed of Docker, Golang, Python, Mysql, Kafka, HDFS and Apache Spark.

If you're interested in building tools that empower Entrepreneurs come take a look at who we are and what we're doing https://jobs.lever.co/shopify?lever-via=XBuWsYM_Q2https://github.com/Shopify.

curbside 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Take a stab at our little challenge and ensure your CV gets reviewed by our team: curl http://challenge.shopcurbside.comCurbside is enabling a new way to shop, built for the era of instant mobile commerce. The Curbside app makes it easy to find, buy and pickup products at nearby stores. Curbside searches realtime local inventory across retailers and uses location-based technologies to alert stores when a customer is arriving for a pickup. Curbside helps consumers quickly get what they need and helps retailers better serve their increasingly mobile centric customers. The Curbside Merchant Console enables alerts to staff as customers arrive to pick up orders and also manages online order workflow.

Curbsides investors include Sutter Hill Ventures, Index Ventures, Jerry Yangs AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Eric Schmidts Innovation Endeavors, OReilly AlphaTech Ventures, Gil Elbaz & David Waxmans TenOneTen and Chicago Ventures.

Tech Stack: Clojure, Python, Javascript, iOS, Android, Elasticsearch

Problem space: mobile commerce, big data, search, machine learning, reverse engineering, distributed systems, location services, user experience.

http://www.shopcurbside.com/jobs Palo Alto, Ca. Relocation Available Sorry at this time we cannot sponsor NEW H-1Bs, but we can transfer existing visas and sponsor new E3s, TNs, and O-1s.

jessfranco 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA - zestfinance.com - ONSITE Full-Time - VISA transfers

Interview Process: 1. Technical Google Hangout w/2 Sr. Engineers 2. Full-Day Onsite Interview along with a Coding Homework 3. Decisions communicated within 24 hours of onsite interview

ZestFinance is a technology startup that uses machine learning and large-scale data analysis to transform credit availability for millions of Americans.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion. Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

We are currently hiring for: Principal Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, Machine Learning Modelers

nsainsbury 2 hours ago 0 replies      
RateIt | https://www.rateitapp.com | Full Time | REMOTE

We're looking for a Full-Stack C# / ASP.NET Web Developer. RateIt is an Australian led start-up which is focused on helping retailers consistently deliver great customer experiences. We're looking for someone with strong experience with C#, ASP.NET MVC & Web API, Entity Framework, and SQL Server and strong experience with front-end SPA development - we use Backbone/Marionette but you don't have to have worked this -- use of other similar frameworks (ie. React, Angular, Ember, etc.) is fine.

We already have several world class customers such as Bose, Pandora, Calvin Klein, Samsung as well as Hospitals and Hotels using RateIt.

Our team are all remote so we either work from home, a co-working space or a mix of both. If you're interested in working with us email me at neil@rateitapp.com

patothon 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Omada Health | San Francisco, Ca | Rails, iOS, Android, DevOps, Data Scientists | H1B Transfers OK | ONSITE

Omada Health is a digital health company on a mission to make healthy behavior change more accessible and achievable. Were looking for engineers in all parts of our stack (iOS, Android, Rails, Javascript, DevOps) to join our growing engineering team.

As a key member of our engineering team, you will help design, build and maintain systems necessary for rapid growth. Our team practices pair programming (at least 50% of the week) so you will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and share your skills.

iOS Engineers: https://boards.greenhouse.io/omadahealth/jobs/125038

Rails Engineers: https://boards.greenhouse.io/omadahealth/jobs/94276

Hovertruck 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Engineers (Data, Platform, Web/Frontend) | Button (https://www.usebutton.com) | NYC (Data SF/NYC) | Onsite


Button is building an ecosystem of connections that drive commerce. We're partnered with some of the largest commerce apps like Uber, OpenTable, TicketMaster, and more allowing you to add real-time inventory for these on-demand services to users in your app. We were also recently named by Crain's as the best place to work in NYC[1]!

We use a mix of different technologies, but some common themes are NodeJS, Python, React/Flux, Docker/ECS, Objective-C, and Java.

[1] http://www.crainsnewyork.com/section/bestplaces/2015

nichol4s 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Surfly - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - https://www.surfly.com [VISA]

We're looking for a Javascript / Python engineer with deep knowledge about the web (caches, proxies, event loops, browser rendering). What we do goes far beyond regular web development. Our stack includes: Redis, MemSQL, Varnish, ATS, Ansible, Esprima, Haproxy, Nginx. We use Python, Javascript, C and Lua.

What we offer:

 * Upto 65K + equity * We'll arrange tax benefits for migrants * Developer focused (sitting/standing desk, multiple screens, good hardware) * Nice office located in the centre of Amsterdam * Reimbursement of costs for conferences etc. * We'll help with VISA and relocation
About Surfly

Surfly allows you to surf the web together with others. Unlike traditional screen sharing it requires no installation or browser plugins. By using a smart content-rewriting proxy we allow any website to be shared, without website owners having to change them in any way.

About Us

We're a small team, 4 skilled developers, have a great product and are getting some good traction with revenue. We are focussed but try to stay pragmatic. We are driven but have a relaxed and healthy work atmosphere. The coming few years are going to be great for Surfly, come join us! Contact me: nicholas@surfly.com (i'm the founder)

AndrewLongGame 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Long Game | San Francisco | Full-time onsite | Senior engineers!

Yo! Were Long Game a small startup with enormous plans in San Francisco (~10 folks). Were pioneering a concept called Prize-Linked Savings encouraging people to set aside money by rewarding them with variable-reward gaming interactions (like a lottery) when they save. Were looking for great people. In particular, great people with engineering, architecture, and fintech expertise.

If youre a hybrid of the positions listed on our site or are just super excited about what were doing and want to talk about how you could pitch in give us a shout! jobs@longgame.co

>>>> http://www.longgame.co/jobs.html <<<<

blo 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Vurb | San Francisco, CA | http://vurb.com | Full Time

Featured in 2016 NYT, LAT, Forbes as a must-have search and travel app

We're creating a truly mobile-first search and discovery experience - addressing the fragmented nature of todays app ecosystem and sub-par mobile search - by introducing a cohesive experience that uses search results (i.e., Vurb cards) as the hub into actions, recommendations, and communications. Won TC Disrupt - http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/20/vurbchat/

INVESTORS: Max Levchin, Drew Houston, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund, Redpoint, Tencent + others.

APPLY IF: You're looking to join a rapidly growing team, take on significant responsibility and ship quickly.Examples of challenging problems that you could help us solve include:

- Manage and index millions of objects around places, events, movies, etc with blazing fast read-write access

- Develop search relevance and content discovery infrastructure on millions of objects

- Build backend services (e.g., mini-apps) which integrate with APIs across verticals like places, movies, and shopping

- Work on user-facing web and mobile apps that deliver an amazing experience!


* Full-stack Engineer - generalist opportunities across the stack: backend, frontend. JavaScript, node.js, Python, React

* Search / Data Scientist / Data Engineer - search, classification, ranking, ML, graphs, data crawling/processing. Advanced CS degree required.

INTERESTED? http://vurb.com/careers | jobs@vurb.com

numbsafari 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Bainbridge Health | Philadelphia, PA (Center City) | ONSITE | FULL TIME | bainbridgehealth.com

Bainbridge Health is building a SaaS platform for medication safety analytics and administration. Our customers are hospital pharmacists and nurses, and other medication safety staff.

Front-end Engineer #1

We are looking to hire a front-end engineer with 2+ years of experience working in a team environment. Experience with data visualization and reporting, setting up CI/CD and build for front-end projects in a services environment are both major plusses.


We're also looking for full-stack engineers and operations folks interested in building a reliable platform with as much automation as possible. Experience with Docker, and an interest in scheduling platforms like Kubernetes a major plus.

If you are a junior developer, or a more seasoned developer who loves testing and working with customers, we are also looking to hire people into a SWE in Test role to help make sure our products are doing their job reliably for our customers.

We are a spin-out from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, with early stage financing from CHOP and BioAdvance. These are ground floor opportunities, so bring your ideas, dreams, and drive and put them to work building something great.

Check out our careers page for more details: http://www.bainbridgehealth.com/#!careers/cwoac

Sam WilsonCTO and Co-Founder

magicseth 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Mountain View CA ONSITE: I'm looking for a future-thinking software prototyper to invent the future UX of hardware devices at Google. We create ridiculous ideas, implement them quickly, hacking hardware prototypes when needed, and try things out on real people to see what sticks. https://goo.gl/nxNs8i
mikebo 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Axon (part of Taser International) | Seattle | Local - relo available

We're leading the charge in developing body cameras and other wearable computing devices for law enforcement. We have opportunities in backend, frontend, embedded systems, and other areas I can't talk about publicly.

Here's a good writeup from Bloomberg on what we're up to: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-12/will-a-cam...

Get in touch if you'd like to learn more. Email is in my profile

spowers 11 hours ago 0 replies      
MORSE Corp | Boston/Cambridge, MA | $80k - $140k | US Citizens only

MORSE develops algorithms and software for operational systems, implementing leading edge technologies for robotics, autonomous air and undersea vehicles, and coordination of human teams.

In particular, we are hiring:

Vision Navigation and Robotics Perception Engineer -- Focus on pushing the state of the art in computer vision and navigation to eliminate reliance on GPS and greatly increase the perception capabilities of future robotic systems. Develop and implement vision navigation algorithms to enable visual odometry, landmark correlation, and target recognition for various robotic and unmanned vehicle applications.

If this sounds interesting, email us at info@morse-corp.com. Please include your resume.

Visit us at http://morse-corp.com/jobs to learn more.

derek 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Amperity | Seattle, WA | ONSITE & REMOTE | Full-time

Amperity is a startup company founded in January 2016 to tackle the problem of customer data unification at scale.

We are hiring experienced engineers to write Clojure (and ClojureScript for the front end inclined) in Seattle, WA. Remote is an option as well for the right candidate.

This is an early stage opportunity at an ambitious, well funded startup company. Full stack Clojure, not "a bit of Clojure on the side". You'll write Clojure all day, solve difficult problems at very large scale, and get paid.

Background in large scale data processing, distributed systems, and machine learning are all major bonuses. Other elements of the stack include Mesos, Apache Aurora, Finagle, Spark, Kafka, Accumulo, Onyx, SaltStack, and Riemann.

For a full listing of positions, see http://jobs.amperity.com -- apply there or reach out to me directly with questions. My email prefix matches my HN handle.

ojplg 2 hours ago 0 replies      
DRW is hiring SOFTWARE ENGINEERS in CHICAGO for ONSITE employment. (DRW also has offices in other cities, including London, Montreal, New York, and Singapore. Other roles are also available.)


I work in software engineering in Chicago, so that is what I know about. We are looking for people who care deeply about programming. We write systems that last for years so we strive for good design, extensibility, and maintainability.

DRW is a proprietary trading company with no outside investors or customers.

The interview process for SEs is thorough. It will include a phone screen, a take-home exercise, and a multi-hour on-site including pair programming.

nemesisj 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Administrate (http://www.getadministrate.com) - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We're one of the fastest growing tech companies in Scotland, and we're adding to our engineering team like crazy!

We provide an EdTech solution that helps training departments and training companies manage their operations. We have beautiful office views of the castle from our city centre location, and we work a 4 Day, 32 hour workweek. You can read more about that here: https://techcrunch.com/2015/12/21/four-day-week/

Looking for:

* Software Engineers

* Designers

* Testers

* Smart people who get things done

mynameisjody 8 hours ago 1 reply      
Truth Initiative | Washington DC | ONSITE Inspiring tobacco free lives.

Sr Software Engineer - PHP/Python (generally full stack, but light on the frontend development)

I posted this a few months back, but have yet to fill the position. We've been having difficulty finding PHP developers who are engineers and not wordpress/drupal tinkerers (no offense, just not what we're doing). We're looking for people who build applications from the ground up, fully understand and can leverage OO principles properly, and who stand out in one area, frontend, backend, sysadmin, or anything really.

Hiring process - Resume, 30 min phone call, Take home code exercise (2-3 hrs), in person interview with Dev Manager, Product Owner, and developers.

This position will join a recently expanded small team (was 3, now 5) of all senior level developers to work on the flagship cessation intervention of the foundation. With secure internal funding, we plan to overhaul the becomeanex.org website to make it a powerhouse in smoking cessation. We will be replacing/upgrading every aspect of the site including cms, community platform, web framework, design, tools, and content in order to leverage the knowledge we've gained in performing grant funded research on the platform over recent years.Truth is a great place to work (we have amazing benefits), that does great things.


bnomis 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Seedlink Technology | Shanghai | Full Time | OnSite

Seedlink is using machine learning to transform the recruiting industry. Using neural networks, we analyse gigabytes of data to produce models of ideal candidates. We then match candidates responses against our models to predict which candidates best fit our clients requirements.

We have big plans to grow internationally and to apply our technology to a range of industries.

We're looking for a variety of engineers: front end, back end, full stack, devops, machine learning, data science, management...

Please see http://www.seedlinktech.com/en_US/careers/ for a full list of vacancies.


Happy to answer any questions: simon.blanchard@seedlinktech.com

kdavari 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Lyft - https://www.lyft.com/jobs - San Francisco, CA Ride by ride, were 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. We currently operate in 200 plus 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 - Product Managers - iOS Engineers - Infrastructure Engineers - Data Analysts - Front-end Engineers - Software Engineering Managers - Product Designers - UX Researchers - Analytics Managers
Stack: AWS, MongoDB, PHP, Python, Go, AngularJS Interested? Apply on the site: www.lyft.com/jobs. Incredible team, top medical & dental, open vacation policy, 401k, catered lunches and dinners, snacks, dogs, equipment, Lyft credits, support Visas, etc. ----

alacombe 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Cradlepoint | Multiple positions | Kelowna, Bc, Canada | Boise, Id, US| Onsite | Full-Time | Cloud networking

Cradlepoint is helping to reinvent networking for the cloud era by leveraging the power of the cloud, the dynamic nature of virtualization, and the agility of software. Its called cloud networking, and its the most disruptive thing to happen to networking since the Internet. And we're just getting started. With our leadership in LTE routers and network service virtualization technology, Cradlepoint plans to unbox (both literally and figuratively) even more network capabilities in the future. By migrating traditional appliance and endpoint services to the cloud, Cradlepoint makes it possible to build, secure, and manage cloud networks in minutes from one beautiful cloud-management console.

If you've ever wanted to be at the beginning of something really big, now is your chance and Cradlepoint is the place. We are reinventing how WANs work in the cloud era and we are looking for extreme software engineers with service operations experience. We are passionate about what we are building and are looking for someone who shares our commitment and drive. Own the code you create, not a pager, as we build out our networking software as a service. We need you to help us build products that customers depend on every day.

Open positions:

- Web / Javascript Software Engineer

- Senior DevOps Engineer

- QA Software Developer

- Java Software Engineer

- Senior Network Software Engineer

Full details on our website: https://cradlepoint.com/company/careers or email directly alacombe@cradlepoint.com if interested by any of these position.

millchristian 7 hours ago 0 replies      
http://paperlesspost.com/ New York, NY - Visa

Paperless Post is seeking software engineers to help build and refine a sophisticated platform with a deep network of over 100 million users. Youll work on all parts of the development cycle, in many different areas of code, and on constantly releasing features as part of a deeply collaborative team with a robust development process. Working with a cross-disciplinary team, youll build and support a reliable, scalable product while balancing requirements and complexity.

There are several different tracks open, depending on your experience and interests. Some of the things were currently focusing on include scaling our infrastructure, investing in our development platform, refining user experience, data analysis, and graphics/image processing.

What youll do here:

-Build and refine the best Paperless Post experience possible. Languages used include Ruby, Javascript (ES2015), Go, C, and Python.

-Work closely with other developers to organize and prioritize your efforts for performance, stability, and clean code.

-Make engineering and product decisions based on rigorous data analysis and collaboration with our in-house Data team.

-Stay current on technology trends and participate in internal tech talks, hack days, and learning sessions.

-Become the best child/spouse/sibling/friend because youll send more greeting cards than you ever thought possible.

More Info:https://www.paperlesspost.com/about/jobs/29852

securingsincity 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Maxwell Health | Boston MA | Full Time

Maxwell Health simplifies benefits and HR for small-to-mid-sized employers. The platform includes a marketplace that makes buying benefits intuitive for employees, tools that automate benefits and HR, and a mobile app that makes using benefits easy.

We are building an ecosystem of microservices that support a variety of applications, workflows and integrations, and deploying containers to achieve our vision. We have adopted the event-sourcing and CQRS architecture as our backbone paradigm across all microservices.

Senior Front End Engineer https://maxwell-health.workable.com/jobs/298144 - We use React, Redux and Babel!

Senior Back End Engineer https://www.maxwellhealth.com/careers#srbackEnd - Microservices, Event Sourcing, Containers in Node, Python and PHP7!

Contact: james@maxwellhealth.com

yjin 36 minutes ago 0 replies      
eero (https://eero.com) | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | ONSITE

We're looking for backend, data, mobile, firmware, and hardware engineers. We are also looking to hire senior PMs and designers. Our mission is to be the gold standard in Wi-Fi and to become the backbone for your smart home.

Our stack includes Scala, Akka, C, Python, React, Swift, Java.

Apply at https://boards.greenhouse.io/eero or email me at yahui.jin@eero.com.

mike_heffner 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Librato | San Francisco, CA | Data and Operations Engineers | Full Time

Librato, located in San Francisco, develops a unique cloud-based platform designed to help companies collect, visualize, store and create alerts on large amounts of streaming data to manage the health of their applications. Our parent company SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software for the enterprise to more than 100,000 customers worldwide. SWI has $500M in revenue and 40% growth year over year. Together we offer application performance management for any environment, with unexpected simplicity.

We are looking to hire full time software engineers for our data and operations teams. We are passionate about monitoring, run entirely in AWS, develop in Java/Python/Golang/Ruby/C++, and believe in a healthy work/life balance.

This is an example of some of the software we build and run: http://www.heavybit.com/library/blog/streamlining-distribute...

Data Engineer Position: http://solarwinds.jobs/san-francisco-ca/senior-data-engineer...

Operations Engineer Position: http://solarwinds.jobs/san-francisco-ca/operations-engineer/...

More positions at http://librato.jobs

OmarIsmail 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Streak (https://www.streak.com/careers) | YC S11 | Profitable and growing | San Francisco | Tech Leads (Backend, Mobile and Front-End) | On-site | H1-B Transfers welcome

Here are the hard problems you'll work on here at Streak:

Sales Autopilot

We want to do for salespeople what autopilot did for pilots. We will suggest to sales professionals the actions they need to take next to close deals. They'll instead need to monitor our "autopilot" system and manually override only when needed. Unlike most AI startups, we can actually build this - we have 100M+ datapoints of sales professionals manually closing deals to make the training actually possible.

Email Graphs

We're building systems to better understand how organizations communicate with one another. Email is currently siloed into individual user inboxes, we're building a graph database containing every email message in our users' inboxes to give them insights into how their company communicates with their customers.

Reverse Engineer Gmail

We strive for deep integration with Gmail, because that's where our users live. Our integration has to be seamless, deep, performant, resilient and secure. It's such a hard problem, even our competitors use our tech (InboxSDK). We're doing it next for Inbox, Calendar, and more.

Outside of the hard problems you'll also have a very large impact, not just on our organization but on our customers. We have the best of both worlds: we're small (6 eng) so no meetings and other big company BS, but are profitable (millions in revenue) with a wide variety of customers that use Streak everyday for hours at a time.

Tech Stack:

Backend is 95% Java and 5% Go (and growing) on Google App Engine (https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2015/04/Streaks-Top-6-T...).

Front-end is React + in-house framework for handling data synchronization.

Full automated end-to-end test coverage of all our features along with a growing set of unit tests to handle edge cases. If it's green you can deploy with confidence.

heyadayo 8 hours ago 1 reply      
js.io | SF/bay, Tokoyo, Remote | Full Time | $150k-$250k

js.io is a new IDE for HTML5 Apps / Games, AR, VR, Minecraft mods, Arduino, IoT, and more, targeting javascript as a common language. We provide developers their own persistent container, a beautiful end-to-end development experiences, r remote-over-LTE debugging, one click publishing, and carefully polished community support. We value simple, frictionless experiences that cover every aspect of development, debugging, and deploying software.

Looking for front-end (javascript) and back-end (javascript, python, posix, containers), or ideally both.

Please email mc@js.io if you're interested, and include a personalized note with relevant interests and background.

niklas_a 11 hours ago 0 replies      
On site Stockholm, Sweden | Instabridge

4 billion people are without access to cheap and fast internet on their smartphones. Giving people internet access increases equality and improves peoples lives. Instabridge is solving it by crowdsourcing the worlds largest wifi network. We are VC backed from US and EU and are looking for a fantastic product director to join our team.

Take the opportunity and experience Stockholm, Sweden, Europes most unicorn dense startup city! We help with relocation!


jsomara 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Citrine Informatics | Redwood City, CA | Full Time, On-site | $100-140k/equity

Citrine is the artificial intelligence platform for materials and chemicals. Our platform ingests and understands large-scale data from countless sources, such as patents, research papers, technical reports, and existing databases, and uses state-of-the-art AI to anticipate the behavior of all materials and chemicals under any relevant conditions. The resulting predictive intelligence helps customers hit R&D and manufacturing milestones in half the time.

The Citrine platform is creating discontinuous competitive advantage at Forbes Global 1000 companies across the materials, automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries in the United States, Japan, and Korea.


=== Senior Software Engineer ===Build applications to ingest, display, search, and analyze materials science data to facilitate breakthroughs in materials r&d. Application stack is AngularJS, Ruby on Rails & Java.

Apply online: http://citrine.io/jobs?gh_jid=255398

=== Senior Infrastructure Engineer ===Build & scale fault-tolerant data ingestion, storage and search infrastructure from simple asynchronous sources to continuous terabyte-wide streams of real-time measurements from high-throughput scientific equipment.

Apply online: http://citrine.io/jobs?gh_jid=255707

moises_silva 8 hours ago 1 reply      
Toronto, Canada | Full Time | ONSITE or REMOTE or RELOCATION/VISA | C/C++/Python and Web developers

Sangoma Technologies is a telecommunications company well known in the OSS telephony community (Asterisk/FreeSWITCH/FreePBX/Elastix etc) and contribute frequently to several of those projects. You can see our github here: https://github.com/sangoma

We're building new services and products and we're looking for:

1. Full stack web developers (Python, Javascript and PHP) to build REST APIs for hosted telephony applications, appliance auto-provisioning, realtime statistics dashboards and monitoring for highly loaded telecom systems etc.

2. Core developers (C/C++/Python) to extend our protocol stacks, write telecom applications, extend and improve OSS projects such as Asterisk/FreeSWITCH, etc.

3. Lab automation developers (Python) to extend our infrastructure and automation testing frameworks.

All positions require strong Linux knowledge and great communication skills. Experience with telephony and/or audio/video is not required but a great asset.

It does not matter where you live (even disparate time zones can work, we have remote people in USA, Africa, Spain, South America and Asia). If you live in Canada or want to immigrate to Canada, that's even better, we can help with the immigration paper work (just now bringing over a couple of devs from Argentina).

If you have questions or would like to apply please email me (see my HN profile for details) and preferably mention HN in the email subject.

Max2Inc 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Max2 Inc, Makers of Veea - http://www.veea.co - Full-Time - ONSITE - New York, NY (US only)

NY Available Positions: iOS Software Engineer - Android Engineer - Backend Engineer - Editor

Veea helps you find places for you to go through personalized recommendations, planning with friends, curated collections and by providing real-time venue activity through live ephemeral media submitted by our users and merchants. We are looking for talented developers with a passion for delivering polished mobile user experiences and working through complex problems to join our development team and accelerate our app development. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including early stage company stock options. Work alongside a young, dynamic and talented technical team with experienced leadership and have direct meaningful involvement in building a new consumer platform in a real startup environment!

QUALIFICATIONS - Graduating in 2016 or have graduated from a Masters or undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related fields - Strong understanding of MVC architecture pattern - Strong knowledge in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm, and problem solving - Proficient with memory management - Experience with Git, agile methodologies & unit testing - Strong but well founded opinions on code style, structure, automated processes and product building.

Send us your resume and any links to your projects at: careers@sceneapp.io. For more information, visit https://jobs.lever.co/max2.

spudfkc 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Complion (http://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies/complion) | Cleveland, OH | QA Engineer | Full-time | ONSITE

Complion is a fast-growing startup in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. We're a small team looking to grow quickly for our new e-compliance platform. We work primarily in Python and NodeJS (using React/Redux). If you're looking to work with a bunch of smart people and want to do meaningful work, this is the place to be!


Check out our page periodically for new positions opening up.

mcastle 3 hours ago 0 replies      
DoseDr | San Francisco, CA | Full Stack Django Dev | Full-Time, Onsite

DoseDr is hiring a Full Stack Django Developer: https://dosedr.recruitee.com/o/full-stack-django-developer

We develop technology that prevents medical complications from diabetes and other chronic illnesses, saving the lives of our patients and improving the quality of life for them and their families. We are a team of coders, data scientists, medical doctors, and business professionals from Yale, Stanford, and Harvard.

DoseDr recently raised a strong seed round and is backed by the world's top startup accelerator, Y Combinator.

gkamradt 10 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA | Full Time | Sr. Growth Analyst / Data Scientist | www.Salesforce.com

The Product Data Science (PDS) team is made up of data scientists, engineers, and growth analysts who are dedicated to driving product strategy with data-driven insights. The PDS team works with executives, product managers, designers, developers, user researchers, marketers, and sales strategy team members across all Cloud businesses to discover new opportunities for growth and optimization, experiment with data, drive adoption, and provide actionable insights that impact product strategy.

This role requires expert-level experience driving adoption growth and technical expertise in adoption tools, data mining, and visualization. This role also requires advanced communication skills to collaborate effectively in a large, matrixed environment, and a high level of comfort with public speaking and executive presentations.Responsibilities: + Partner with product teams to understand business requirements, product direction, roadmaps, key metrics, and growth goals. + Create KPIs based on knowledge of the Salesforce business, growth drivers, and industry benchmarks. + Identify data-driven opportunities for product and feature investments. + Deliver easily-consumable presentations to large groups of stakeholders and executives that showcase actionable insights and recommendations to help drive product strategy.Email me (my HN username) at Salesforce with any questions.

mcafeeryan92 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Raise.me | Full time | SF (ONSITE) | Senior Software Engineer, Lead iOS Engineer

Raise.me is expanding access to college by reinventing how scholarships are awarded (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/technology/got-an-a-in-alg...). We're a Series A funded startup backed by top investors such as First Round Capital. We're looking for engineers and offer a meaningful equity stake along with great benefits and competitive pay.

Tech stack: Ruby/Rails, Node microservices, Go microservices, React.js/Redux frontend

Here are the listings: https://www.raise.me/jobs/senior-full-stack-engineerhttps://www.raise.me/jobs/mobile-developer

Apply to jobs[AT]raise.me or you can email me directly at ryan[AT]raise.me.

mattbooy 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Phantom | http://phantom.land | London | Developers (Python/JavaScript/Hybrid) | Full-Time | ONSITE

Phantom is a forward thinking digital creative agency based in Old Street, London. We are currently on the hunt for Python developers of all levels, especially those with a more creative side. We don't put our developers in a box, but expect them to be involved from strategy to delivery, working collaboratively with the entire team to find unique solutions to some amazing briefs. To help facilitate this we have our own bar in the office (with no locks on the fridge!) and the cupboards are always stocked with snacks and treats.

A small sample of the technologies, languages and frameworks we use include AngularJS, Three.js, Django, Python and Google App Engine.

Some recent projects we've worked on include a Google Cardboard VR Experience for Mont Blanc (http://phantom.land/work/mont-blanc/) and an interactive piece for the TATE Modern featuring music by Sigur Rs (http://phantom.land/work/states-of-matter/).

Please check out our site (http://phantom.land) for more info. Alternatively send matt@phntms.com an email directly with your CV and any relevant information.

constexpr 8 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco; Full Time; Onsite

I'm the cofounder of Figma (www.figma.com), a startup in San Francisco building a browser-based collaborative design tool to improve the way designers and engineers work together. We're a small team and we're looking for talented designers and engineers (www.figma.com/careers) who are interested in tackling challenges in the creative tools space.

Example challenges: annotation system on top of documents for feedback, 2D boolean operations on paths, speed up zooming in the app using a tile quadtree, UI testing framework that simulates user actions, real-time events and data pushing across the site, zero-downtime deployments, search API for filtering user files.

Our tech stack: C++, Emscripten, Node, TypeScript, React, WebGL, Ruby, Sinatra

If you're interested in learning more about what we're working on or want to meet up to talk about any of my other projects (http://madebyevan.com/), you can email me at wallace@figma.com.

arjun810 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Gradescope - https://gradescope.com | Berkeley, CA | full time | ONSITE

Assessment in education is broken -- instructors spend hours grading, and yet don't get a clear picture of what their students are struggling with. Gradescope lets instructors give out the same paper-based assignments they've always used, but then grade them online, while keeping track of the exact mistakes made by every student on every question. This enables unprecedented data analytics: we can reveal which concepts a student needs help with, or which questions are too difficult. To top it off, instructors finish grading in half the time. We're now applying computer vision to help instructors grade even faster.

Our product has been used to grade over 10 million questions belonging to over 100,000 students. We recently raised a seed round, and are hiring a senior full-stack engineer to join our team of 7. We offer market-rate salary with generous equity. We've got a Rails backend with some React on the frontend.

If youre interested, please email jobs@gradescope.com.

eli 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Industry Dive | http://industrydive.com/ | Washington, DC | onsite

 = About Us =
Industry Dive is a rapidly expanding digital media company that publishes business news and original analysis for 2 million executives in 11 industries. We've been named a "best place to work" in 2015 and 2016 by the Washington Business Journal.

 = Backend Developer =

We're looking for a fulltime developer with previous experience developing backend web systems, especially in Python/Django. There is some flexibility here and exact job duties can be tailored for the right person. Bonus points for applicants with experience in any of the following: CSS/HTML/JS, SQL, Cypher (Neo4J), native iOS/Android development.

 = Technical Project Manager =

As our development team grows, we need to keep improving our workflow and processes to keep us efficient. We're looking for a project manager to help us up our game and to keep projects on track. Previous experience with agile design methodologies a plus.

 = To Apply =
Both positions report to the CTO (that's me!). Feel free to contact me with any questions: eli@industrydive.com

To apply, email hr@industrydive.com with a cover letter and resume.

0xa 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Kensho | https://www.kensho.com | Boston, MA (Cambridge) | ONSITE | FULL TIME

Kensho is exploring new applications of machine learning on financial and unstructured data, making machine driven insights faster, more accessible, intuitive and beautiful. In all areas are are hiring hands-on jr, sr, lead and director levels of experience.


* Machine Learning Engineers/Scientists -- Advanced machine learning, NLP and modeling techniques at scale with programming skills in python, R or similar. Think insightfully about data, models and problems and have an excellent nose for iteratively optimizing. Projects span timeseries and unstructured data.

* Back End Software Engineers -- Infrastructure, SRE, ops, security at scale. Please share a project repo with us. Thoughtful coding and high velocity are essential. Projects span high performance services, optimization, scaling and monitoring.

* Front End Application Engineers -- Front end/UI experts and enthusiasts who can lay out beautiful, intuitive, robust, and testable financial applications and workflow. Projects span simple to complex browser-based single-page-applications and other UIs.


We will interview a few outlier candidates who share a project, repo, Jupyter notebook, portfolio or similar via jobs@kensho.com or https://www.kensho.com/#/careers

Recently named one of the 5 hottest fintech companies by Fortune http://fortune.com/2016/06/27/five-hottest-fintechs/

Sorry, we do not work with agency recruiters.

We hope to hear from you,

Matt, CTO

jasondelta 1 hour ago 0 replies      
www.phasefour.io | Electrical Engineer | Full-time | Los Angeles | ONSITE

Who we arePhase Four is a space technology startup developing next-generation plasma propulsion technologies to advance space missions through unprecedented innovation and cost effectiveness. We are venture-backed and currently under contract with DARPA to deliver spaceflight hardware in 2016.

Who were looking forA talented electrical engineer with a diverse skill set, ideally with experience in power electronics and RF circuit design. The job will include everything from high level board design, production, testing and iterating, to fundamental spacecraft hardware layout and manufacturing. We're only seven people currently, so the EE will work closely with everyone on many aspects of the project. Help us further enable the development and exploration of space.

QualificationsDesign, assembly, and qualification of surface mount/solid state DC-to-RF circuits (MOSFETs) Rapid turnaround and iteration on prototype circuits, from design through laboratory testing Mastery of PCB layout and assembly techniques Entrepreneurial mindset and desire to work in a hands-on, intense, and dynamic work environment

To applyEmail us a resume and a cover letter with a description of relevant electrical engineering design projects to careers@phasefour.io

NOTE: Must be a US citizen or permanent US resident (green card holder) to apply, since we work with export controlled technology (ITAR).

tombenner 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Entelo | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | On-site

Entelo helps companies build better teams. We use predictive analytics and large volumes of data to help companies like Tesla, Facebook, and Genentech make better hiring decisions. We also care deeply about promoting diversity in tech.

We're a small, efficient engineering team that's growing very quickly, and we're hiring for many roles including:

* Software Engineer

* Senior Software Engineer

* Data Engineer

Our stack includes Ruby, Go, Kubernetes, PostgreSql, MySQL, Redis, Javascript, Lambda, Spark, Docker, Elasticsearch, CoreOS, AWS, and more. We work on interesting problems like predicting when someone will leave their job and matching people to jobs. There's a large market opportunity for a fast-moving, modern HR company, and we believe that we have a lot of growth ahead of us.

If you're interested, check out our open positions at https://www.entelo.com/careers, or feel free to email me directly at tom at entelo dot com.

cody3222 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Head of Engineering | Early Stage Startup | San Francisco (ONSITE) | Full Time

We have an opportunity open for someone who wants to join a company from the very start and build out our engineering team.

We're an early-stage startup building machine learning-based customer service chatbots for the enterprise. Our tech can automate upwards of 50% of customer service queries for large enterprise clients using human-like chatbots.

Our team currently includes a Machine Learning PhD from Oxford as well as a product/business guy with international PM experience with companies big and small as well as design chops.

We're looking for a head of engineering, or CTO, who thrives in startup environments and can self-manage. This person will be a core part of the founding team with equity that reflects that.

Please get in touch via the google form to learn more. We will respond to all queries.


michaelrshannon 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Pixelcabin - https://www.pixelcab.in | Remote, UK preferred | Junior Software Engineer

Pixelcabin is an agile web development agency, focusing on ecommerce solutions for a wide range of companies. We work closely with Shopify building polished front-end experiences for our clients, and expanding the native Shopify functionality with bespoke Rails apps that leverage Shopifys extensive API. We are a core Partner of Shopify, with advance access to upcoming APIs and features, allowing us to work on novel features and solutions.

We are seeking a Junior Full Stack developer to help us grow our team. You will be exposed to a variety of different apps, and given ownership of some upcoming projects currently in the planning stage.

As a remote team across time zones, we have a flexible approach to work schedule, however we would usually expect you to cross at least 5 hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday UK time during your first year of working with us.

You can contact us at jobs@pixelcab.in, or read the full job listing at https://www.pixelcab.in/?job=junior-developer

jngiam1 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Coursera | Mountain View, CA | Full-time | Onsite

Have you taken a Coursera course? Come join us to make them better and build the future of learning. Your work can have a significant positive impact on the lives of millions.

We use react, scala/play, cassandra, kafka, swift, kotlin, and other technologies across our stack.

Open roles include:

- Frontend Engineer

- Backend Engineer

- Full-stack Engineer

- Machine Learning Engineer

- Data Scientist


kevinbuckley 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Next Century Corporation|www.nextcentury.com|Full-time|Onsite @ Annapolis Junction, MD| Software Developer

Greetings curious Software Engineer. My name is Kevin Buckley, Im the Talent Acquisition Specialist over here at Next Century Corporation.

Thank you for your interest in Next Century and in our available and open position.

The primary responsibility for this role would be for the design, implementation, integration and customization of various data-driven web applications to provide rapid insight to end users and decision makers. You would be utilizing front end development using Angular.JS, jQuery, and Bootstrap while still utilizing backend development utilizing Java, Spring, and JavaScript.

Perhaps youre more of a Front End Developer instead of a Full Stack Developer. Have no fear; we have several opportunities for individuals with your caliber.

A bit about who we are-

We were founded as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks and provide solutions that integrate situational awareness, at a glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and other core capabilities utilizing our expertise in data visualization, user interface design, GIS, image exploitation, and mobile computing.

Who We Are SeekingAt Next Century, we are committed to growing our team of high performers to accomplish our mission of saving lives and protecting our country.We are not a body shop; we avoid staff augmentation, and we are totally committed to excellence in all that we do.Joining our team is not just a position, but a journey with a team of world class software engineers who share a passion for using their skills and experience to make a difference.We are seeking those that hold these traits and beliefs:o Passionate about protecting our country and saving lives.o Aware of the concept of a high-performance organization and is committed to achieving them.o Engineers that desire to work closely with end users to identify the most critical information.o Demonstrated passion for learning and curiosity of the world.

Common Technology- Java, Swing, Unit testing, OpenGL, Spring, Groovy, Maven, Hudson/Jenkins, GIS applications, NoSQL, Mongo DB, and AngularJS

Required education:* Bachelor's You must be eligible and willing to obtain a security clearance.

ultracasual 9 hours ago 0 replies      
The Marshall Project | NYC ONSITE | https://www.themarshallproject.org

Full-stack Rails developer: https://www.themarshallproject.org/jobs/director-of-technolo...

The Marshall Project, the nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system, is hiring a full-stack Ruby on Rails developer to join our newsroom. Our reportingpublished on our website and with dozens of partners across the countryfocuses on policing, capital punishment, solitary confinement, the politics of incarceration and many other areas of the justice system.

As our director of technology, the developer we hire will be responsible for maintaining and developing EndRun, our Ruby on Rails-based platform that powers our award-winning web site. The director will also collaborate with other journalists in our newsroom to build and deploy innovative approaches to news and to develop top-quality applications and interactives.

The Marshall Project welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.

To find out more about the job and what we're looking for, along with how to apply, check out the full listing here: https://www.themarshallproject.org/jobs/director-of-technolo...

JonnyB_Amazon 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Amazon | Edinburgh, UK | Full Stack Engineer - On-site Only | Relocation Assistance | Full Time | Visa

Amazon development Centre (Scotland) is looking for experienced software developers with strong technical ability, a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

Our development centre in Edinburgh is responsible for devising and growing innovations for Amazon around the world. Small teams of developers, designers and leaders run major parts of Amazons business, technology and operations. From interactive UI design to large-scale distributed systems and machine learning, we do whatever it takes to deliver great products and experiences for our customers.

Our work is characterised by high scale, complexity and the need for invention. We offer great opportunities to work on big data, machine learning and high-scale, low-latency distributed systems.

We use a wide variety of languages including Java, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript; Open Source technologies including Linux, Ruby on Rails, and AngularJS; and we build on top of Amazons world-leading AWS platform.

For more information take a look at our microsite - http://www.amazondc.com

Feel free to get in touch with me contact details in my profile - if you are interested in having an informal chat about roles here.(Please note, I only recruit for the Edinburgh Dev Centre, so cannot help you with other roles/locations)

amix 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Doist - https://doist.com/ - REMOTE

We have 3 development positions open: iOS, Front-end (JavaScript) and Backend (Python, Golang).

At Doist, we specialize in productivity software. We create tools that simplify and organize the day. Our main mission is to help people become more organized and productive. We have made Todoist, one of the most popular task management apps.Contact me at amix@doist.com if interested.

dgilicasals 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Travel Syndication Technology (TST) | Atlanta, GA | ONSITE | Full time

TST is an online travel shopping and booking software company. We build and grow an innovative private label solution, specifically tailored to online customers, travel agencies, and home-based travel agents. Our goal is to deliver the foremost experience for consumers and travel agents to shop for and book flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, and trip activities.

You'll be an integral part of one of our agile and autonomous teams. Your team will include a product owner, three to five developers, a QA automation engineer, a manual tester, and a customer support representative. Your teams mission is to expand and improve one of our many travel products (Agent, Air, Car, Cruise, Hotel, Trip and Vacation). With the support of designers, operations engineers, and experienced travel agents, your team will be self-sufficient and given the autonomy to make your own decisions on how best to solve problems and innovate.

We currently have two job openings:

- Scala Fullstack Software Engineer: http://www.tstllc.net/fullstack-software-engineer- Ruby Automation Engineer: http://www.tstllc.net/careers-automation

saucelabs 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Sauce Labs (San Francisco, CA)

Sauce Labs provides the worlds largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams of any size to innovate and release better software, faster.

We are currently looking for:

Customer Support Engineers

Engineering Managers (Web Engineering)

Lead Software Engineers (Desktop Platform Support

Senior Software Engineers (Business Intelligence)

Senior Software Engineers (Rest API)

Software Engineers (Appium)

Software Engineers (Mobile Emulator/Simulator Cloud)

Software Engineers (Web Backend)

If youre interested in joining Sauce Labs and would like to learn more, please visit: https://saucelabs.com/careers

fortysixpercent 8 hours ago 0 replies      
QA Engineer | Replicated | Los Angeles | $80k with equity | https://www.replicated.com

Replicated is building tools to support how enterprise software is built. We are simplifying how cloud based SaaS vendors can ship private versions of their software. We are a Series-A stage company based in Los Angeles working great customers including Travis CI, npm, Code Climate, Sysdig, Circle CI and many others. We are a small, engineering-driven, deeply collaborative team.

We are hiring a QA Engineer QA to own the testing of our hosted and installable products. If you have experience building and test automation it would be great to talk. Familiarity with tools like Selenium and Cucumber would be great exposure to Golang and Docker are big pluses for us.

In this role you will be:

Building and scaling test automation

Performing manual tests and developing effective testing plans

Implementing best practices to integrate QA into the development process

Sound interesting? Email: austin (at) replicated (dot) com

mattmhickman 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Join Handshake (http://www.joinhandshake.com)!

We are the fastest growing career services platform in the country, helping colleges and employers actively engage students with personalized opportunities.

Series A, Backed by Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Handshake has already partnered with more than 110 universities (including Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, University of Chicago, Michigan and Texas), and has more than 1.5 million student profiles and 95,000 recruiters on the platform, including 50% of the Fortune 100. Our unique data on students' interests and the historical career outcomes gives Handshake the rare ability to help students of today imagine, plan and jumpstart their future careers.Hiring for:

-Full stack developers (we're a RoR shop but open to all types of software engineering backgrounds): http://grnh.se/y3vipr

-Front-end developers: http://grnh.se/euci80

-QA Engineer Lead: http://grnh.se/64irse

-Product (UI/UX) Designer: http://grnh.se/1d650y

Not seeing a role that fits? We have more positions, just check out our careers page: https://joinhandshake.com/careers/

Alternatively, you can email me if you have questions: matt@joinhandshake.com

rwalker 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Apple, Inc. | Cupertino

Apples Siri is looking for exceptional engineers, designers, and project managers well versed in machine learning, natural language, speech recognition, server automation, and/or mobile software development. Siri is used on countless iOS, tvOS and watchOS devices and handles over a billion requests per week.

If youre passionate about SiriKit, system automation, productivity, or one of a variety of open positions youll be right at home.

Apply online or send a resume and a feature request to brittanyd@apple.com.

lauram427 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Bluebeam Inc.s awesome engineers develop intuitive applications that revolutionize how people collaborate and share data in real time. As part of the Bluebeam team, you will use your expertise to design and develop customer-centric applications.

We are hiring for our Pasadena headquarters and remote offices in Boston, San Diego, and Chicago:

Lead Developers

Sr. Web Application Developers

Sr. Frontend developers

C# Developers for our Revu team (Windows, iOS, macOS)


Learn more about these and other opportunities (and our culture) here: http://careers.bluebeam.com/join/engineering.

Please apply through the appropriate posting.

elisescu 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Airtame (https://airtame.com) | Copenhagen, Denmark | Full-time, Onsite

Airtame is an early-stage startup in the heart of Copenhagen. Our wireless streaming solution helps people work better.

We're currently hiring:

* Senior Full-Stack Engineer (https://airtame.com/jobs/senior-full-stack-engineer)

* Senior Frontend Engineer (https://airtame.com/jobs/senior-frontend-engineer)

* Senior C/C++ Software Engineer (https://airtame.com/jobs/senior-c-software-engineer)

Our talented engineers are given significant ownership and responsibility over projects. We value rapid iteration, continuous integration and testing, and we are serious about producing high-quality, maintainable software (http://blog.airtame.com/code-quality-at-airtame/). Frequent code reviews, linting, and pairing are all integral components of our engineering culture. We encourage experimenting with new technologies and constantly challenge ourselves to improve our code, processes, and systems.

Here you can find a bit more about our working culture:http://blog.airtame.com/hackairthon-1/http://blog.airtame.com/why-join-the-airtame-engineering-tri...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATVyGA1HwQohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc_Dq1lVc9whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR38SoRl30Q

awesomerobot 10 hours ago 0 replies      
EF Education First - Go Ahead Tours | (Boston) Cambridge, MA | Lead Front-end Developer | Onsite | Full-time

Go Ahead tours is part of a family of travel/education/vacation/tour products under the EF Umbrella. We're a B2C product heavily focused on ecommerce and we're in the process of modernizing our tech stack and focusing heavily on performance.

Benefits include a very competitive healthcare plan (PPO, not HMO), four weeks paid vacation (3 your first year, 4 following years), as well as the opportunity to take an annual most-expenses paid trip within our product portfolio. Many of my co-workers have been to dozens of countries across all 7 continents.

Stack: JavaScript, React, HTML5, Sass, Bootstrap, C#, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, AWS

Apply online - http://careers.ef.com/job/ozBo3fwl/

We're also looking to fill a more junior role (http://careers.ef.com/job/oepQ2fwf/) as well as a Product Owner (http://careers.ef.com/job/ofJN2fwx/)

stunder 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Hart (https://hart.com) | DevOps Engineer | Anaheim, CA | Full-time, onsite

OK its Eric (eric@hart.com) from Hart. I post in the HN forum every month and have found some great people. Here is the deal our hiring process is to have a phone interview, a culture fit, and a code challenge. We require everyone do a challenge no matter what the position is (even the chef). Here are some of the perks we offer.

* 100% Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family* Unlimited Vacation Policy* Paid Paternity and Maternity Leave* 401k Match up to 7% of annual salary* Life Insurance* AD&D Insurance* Educational Reimbursement* Gym Membership* Advancement Program - Hart University* 15 MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display, Magic Mouse and Keyboard* Noise cancelling Headphones* Stocked kitchen with coffee, drinks, and snacks* Daily catered team lunches

Thats just the stuff off of the website. I there are so many more that you really only get to witness by working here. Listen I am just a DevOps guy if you would like to work here feel free to send me your resume eric@hart.com. or you can check the job link http://grnh.se/gd6cki

You will be working on a machine learning cloud designed to help make healthcare and user interaction easier. This cloud consists of AWS, Google, Digital Ocean, and Private Openstack. You will help automate all the things to make the operations team a leader in delivery.

We are looking for skilled deployment, integrators, automation, and experimenters. The goal is to hack our way out of a job and make machines take over the work in any way possible.

We need to ensure encryption and a solid security methodology across the systems and communication and provide APIs that automatically report compliance information.

The team will work with a highly intelligent team of developers and integrators across NodeJS and Angular APIs, Machine Learning programmers, QA Automators, and User Experience Designers.

Help us improve how you interact with the healthcare industry as a whole and make healthcare actionable.

superscalar 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Gambit Research Ltd (http://gambitresearch.com) | London, UK | ONSITE | Full time

At Gambit we research and manage automated sports betting algorithms on behalf of our clients. Their algorithms run on our proprietary execution platform which interfaces with a large variety of bookmakers and exchanges, enabling access to the best prices and massive liquidity.

Our distributed, concurrent system has a core written in Erlang, which interacts with a wide variety of Python processes across the rest of the business. Some of the other technologies we use are: Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS), Docker, Ansible, C, C++, Julia, R, Go, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, Django, PostgreSQL, Redis, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Celery, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Graphite, Sentry, Git, GitLab.

We have a very flat hierarchy and an emphasis on employee freedom. We encourage our team to work on projects that interest them, as we believe people are happiest and most productive when intellectually stimulated. You don't need to be interested in sports or betting.

We're actively hiring for the following positions:

 - Software developer - Junior/mid level front-end developer - DevOps engineer - Linux systems administrator
More information can be found at http://gambitresearch.com/jobs.html

anton_y 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Coboc | Heidelberg, Germany | ONSITE, full-time | Embedded Systems Engineer

We are looking for an embedded systems engineer to join us as our first engineer. We are developing, producing and selling electric bikes of a new kind. They stand out by a award winning design, light weight, unique usability and a fully integrated drive system that we develop completely in house including motor control, battery management and bluetooth connectivity. We are selling these for the third year now and need support to expand our technological lead.

At coboc you will

- architect, implement and test software

- write good code, that is easy to read, to maintain and test

- design, build and test PCBs

What you should bring

- At least 3 years of work experience in electronics development, testing and troubleshooting

- Strong knowledge of embedded C/C++

- Knowledge of product development through the complete lifecycle of a product from design over production to after sales

- Speaking German fluently

We offer

- Working with a highly motivated team on a great product

- Lots of technical challenges and latest technologies

- Central office and nice city to live

Interested? Please write to anton[at]coboc[dot]biz (http://www.coboc.biz)

bradhe 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Reflect | Senior Software Engineers | Portland, OR | ONSITE

Were looking to add experienced software engineers to our team to help build, scale, and manage our hosted and on-prem platforms. Engineers in these roles will help define much of the technical direction of Reflect. Youll get to work with everyone on our small team and wear lots of different hats, both technical and non-technical.

Reflect is considered infrastructure by our customers so service availability is extremely important to our business. We all practice DevOps and we deploy our stack amongst many different cloud providers. Were golang on the backend and ES6/React on the front end with some services and tools written in Ruby.

Reflect is the API for data visualization, solving the data visualization problem for developers the way Twilio solves communication, Stripe solves payments, and Sendgrid solves email: by making it a service. With Reflect, developers can add data visualization to their web and mobile applications in minutes.

email me: brad@reflect.io or checkout our postings at http://bit.ly/1VwMy4z

juriga 9 hours ago 0 replies      
AdRoll | San Francisco, CA | Full time

Senior UI Engineer (React, Redux, JavaScript ES6/ES7, private npm, Browserify/Webpack, SASS)

Our frontend team is looking for a seasoned engineer with a passion for world-class UX design and elegant UI development workflows. As part of this small team of senior developers and designers, you get to make a big impact building reusable React components and implementing our new style guide across all our products.

AdRoll is one of the most widely used adtech companies, with 25k+ companies using the product globally and $100M+/yr in revenue.

As we build, we're also sharing our code...


...and learnings with the open source community:


I'm happy to share more details via email (jyri@adroll.com), Twitter (@jtuulos) or over coffee in SF.

cioc 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy | San Francisco, CA | Software Engineer & Data Scientist | full time, ONSITE

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (http://www.parkerici.org/) is a new organization formed to accelerate the cancer research effort. We are focused on immunotherapy - leveraging the patient's own immune system to fight disease.

We are building software engineering and data science teams.

Software engineers will focus on data storage and retrieval, compute frameworks, and bioinformatics algorithm implementation. To apply, email us with a description of your best programming project.

Data scientists will focus on: 1) building pipeline to process a wide range of biological data types 2) leveraging bleeding edge machine learning algorithms to identify promising research directions 3) communicating these results to clinical and biological researchers. To apply, email us about a time you had to work with a large messy biological data set.

Get in touch: ccary@parkerici.org

bwreilly 7 hours ago 0 replies      
ReUP | Seattle, WA | full-time | onsite

We are a small startup working to improve and professionalize the recreational cannabis industry with a wholesale marketplace integrating accounting, seed-to-sale tracking, and inventory management.

ReUP is looking for general purpose, motivated technologists who are interested in the domain and willing/able to wear many hats. We believe in building quality software for the long term using the best technology for the job (currently ClojureScript and Python among others). We love open source and frequently contribute our own work.

Our hiring process involves reviewing work you have done, reviewing our stuff, and pairing up on an open source bug. We want creative, thoughtful, empathetic people to join an inclusive team, not just a rando who can implement quicksort on a whiteboard.

Contact ben@reup.tech

ahsanhilal 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Kiddom | San Francisco CA | ONSITE | Sr. Front End Engineer, iOS Engineer, Backend Engineer

I am the founder/CEO at Kiddom, an education technology company making software for K-12; building a system that integrates all content curriculum, data and analytics into one coherent system for educators/students/parents/administrators; our products are data heavy and our vision to connect disparate software to understand student achievement at its core using ML and personalization techniques. We recently raised a Series A round from a top tier VC firm in the valley (unannounced) and are growing our team.

Stack: Golang, JS, React, Swift, Objective-C, AWS

Sr. Front End Engineer: 5+ years of experience building and maintaining apps; experience with React a plus but not requirediOS Engineer: 3+ years of experience, developing and maintaining apps a mustBackend Engineer: 5+ years of experience; experience with Golang a plus but not required

Our interview process is tiered from a phone screen, to video calls with team leads, to meeting the rest of the core team in person at our office in SF.

We're fun and dynamic, early and motivated to bring real change to the lives of teachers, their students and the future of education in classrooms across the world. We believe in a combination of salary and equity to provide the best fit according to each individual's needs and are open to discussing terms.

Please send your resume's and inquiries to: hiring@kiddom.co and let me know what position you are applying; plus add a resume or a LinkedIn profile I can review

bradypostmates 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Company: Postmates

Location: San Francisco

Visa: offer visa transfers and green card sponsorships

Roles: iOS Engineer, Backend Engineer

Job Descriptions: check out our website at https://postmates.com/jobs

About the company: Founded in 2011 and located in San Francisco next to BART, Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under one hour. Our revolutionary urban logistics and on-demand delivery platform connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city. With the largest on-demand delivery fleet in the country, we currently operate in 40 cities across the country and are processing 1,000,000 deliveries per month on the platform.

All interested iOS and Backend Engineers can apply online at https://postmates.com/jobs.

knocte 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Gatecoin (http://gatecoin.com) | Hong Kong ONSITE | Multiple Positions | Fulltime | (INTERNS also welcome, VISA sponsor)

We're a regulated bitcoin/ether(/others) exchange in Hong Kong, with many projects in our backlog!

We're looking for technical folks to fill some roles:

a) Devs (Frontend, Backend, Fullstack, Mobile soonish via Xamarin)

b) QA

c) SysAdmins+DBA

d) Security

e) UI/UX/CSS designers (Android/iOS experience desirable too)

f) Hybrid roles of the above

We use AngularJS (moving to TypeScript) and .NET/Mono (F# and C#), with a hybrid Linux/Windows environment (i.e. Redis, MySQL). Get in contact to know more at andres at gatecoin dot com, using the subject "Interested in Gatecoin roles".We help with sponsorship/relocation to HK.

Some nice perks we have:

- 10% of "free to tinker" time

- 10% of remote work time allowed

Want to make a difference in the cryptocurrency space? Join like-minded people to work together and help us change the world!

nsamuell 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Pathgather - http://pathgather.com - ONSITE - New York, NY (NYC)

At Pathgather, we believe that learning matters and that modern companies can't afford to provide the same tired, low-quality experiences they've been using for the last few decades. Our enterprise learning platform is used by some of the largest companies in the world like Qualcomm, Walmart, and Twitter to help their employees find great learning content from any source, share knowledge with their peers, and track their progress towards career goals - and we've wrapped it all up into an experience that employees actually love to use.

We're growing in a big way and are looking for experienced engineers to join our team to help make enterprise learning better. Our "stack" is React + React Native + Relay + GraphQL + Roda + Sequel + Postgres + etc.

* BACKEND ENGINEER (Ruby), $100-130k, 0.1-0.5%, https://jobs.lever.co/pathgather/e700098b-b552-4b10-a5a5-e0e...

* FRONTEND ENGINEER (React), $100-130k, 0.1-0.5%, https://jobs.lever.co/pathgather/8a543314-5444-468c-85ce-3ed...

If you're interested, contact neville@pathgather.com, talk to us on AngelList, leave a comment here... etc.

cldwalker 5 hours ago 0 replies      
ReifyHealth | Boston | ONSITE preferred, REMOTE contractors | Full-time, Contractors | Mid-level to very senior compensation

We are building clinical trial software that makes a difference in people's lives. Clinical trials are slow, unpredictable and expensive and we aim to improve this for everyone's benefit. We are actively working on a greenfield app and have more interesting development in the pipeline. We care about building great products, providing a great user experience and listening to our users to improve on our products. We actively use, contribute to and author open source libraries.

We are hiring for the following positions:

* Mid to Senior Frontend Engineer: HTML, CSS, ReactJS, ClojureScript - https://jobs.lever.co/reifyhealth/089e5e4c-13e9-49c8-93a9-11...

* Mid to Senior Fullstack Engineer: ClojureScript, Clojure, PostgreSQL - https://jobs.lever.co/reifyhealth/dd9f818f-d94c-4a0c-b97c-06...

If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us: hiring (@) reifyhealth.com.

al_biglan 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Panasas - www.panasas.com | Pittsburgh, PA | full time | ONSITE

Positions : Build and Release Engineer/Architect

Product : Parallel file system with HW and SW components. We are building the next generation of product and are looking to transition away from much of our legacy infrastructure and tools. This is a senior level position in the organization and will be responsible for working both as an individual contributor as well as strategically identifying, planning and deploying significant changes to the existing infrastructure.

If you are interested: email careers@panasas.com

Interviewing process: HR will screen then on to me then on to a phone screen (with me) to determine to bring you in for the 4-6 hrs meeting with other Engineers and Architects putting you through technical competency assessment. There will be a practical assessment (hands on a laptop in the interview) process that requires no prep (other than 5-10 years of experience).

asolove 10 hours ago 0 replies      
StickerMule (https://www.stickermule.com/) | REMOTE ONLY | Senior JS/Ruby Developer | Full-time

You probably know us from... the sticker on your laptop? your favorite open source logo? every conference schwag bag ever?

Customers love that StickerMule makes it easy to print out high-quality custom stickers.

What they may not know is that we have an awesome, all-remote culture, with folks spread across the world. We're a small team (11 engineers) at a profitable, non-VC-funded company. There's little bureaucracy, engineers get to take ownership for all aspects of their projects, and there's room for good ideas to come from anywhere.

We're currently working on some very fun technical projects to build a new platform for our site. There are a lot of interesting problems: splitting a problematic current codebase into small Ruby services, writing JavaScript domain models with Flow type-checking, and traditional web UI product work.

Best of all, it's a low-stress, blame-free team, with just three standups a week in synchronous meetings. Other than that, I get to set my own hours, walk my kids to school, take a long lunch break with my wife, and do good work from anywhere.

Questions? Hit me up at adam@stickermule.com

For formal details and application, see: https://www.stickermule.com/jobs?job=714da6cc-dc8b-4453-8bd6...

alie 4 hours ago 0 replies      
OpenMail | Los Angeles, CA | ONSITE

OpenMail, an adtech startup based in Venice Beach, is Hiring!

Account Analyst: SQL, Excel https://jobs.lever.co/openmail/088d1e4b-7c5c-4cd2-9b50-5100b...

Product Manager: Technical background, adtech experience strongly preferred https://jobs.lever.co/openmail/fef987ca-4c60-4f26-bdbb-be633...

Software Engineer: Python https://jobs.lever.co/openmail/a2612066-fef4-458c-b216-19b27...

GnomeChomsky 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Zerto http://www.zerto.com Israel (Herzliya); Boston (halfway between Broadway & South stations); remote

Zerto has the industry's leading hypervisor-based replication solution for private, public, and hybrid clouds. If you're interested in virtualization, data protection/mobility, disaster recoveryor just working on interesting technical challengesthen we might be right for you.

We're on a hiring spree with a wide range of openings, including roles in QA, R&D, DevOps, product management, sales/solutions engineers, development, etc. Technologies include C++, C#, .NET, PHP, and JavaScript (Angular and Node).

Experience with and/or interest in these could be helpful: hypervisors, cloud computing, virtualization, DRaaS, VMware, Hyper-V, AWS, and Azure. (Also hiring for a ton of non-technical positions, especially in sales, marketing, and account managementmost of these positions are also fully remote and spread out globally).

- Boston openings: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3CC9aiwk (e.g. Product Manager, L2 Support Engineer)

- Israel openings: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3WC9aiwE (e.g. C++ Backend Developer, Technical Writer, .NET Engineer)

- Global/remote openings: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3aC9aiwS (e.g. Backend Developer, Account Manager)

joshcarr 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Aclima - https://www.aclima.io - San Francisco, CA


Hello, were Aclima. We design and deploy distributed sensor networks for environmental quality. Our sensor networks generate billions of data points to reveal actionable insights about buildings, cities, and communities. In collaboration with partners like Google and the EPA, Aclima applies these insights to improve human and planetary health. Aclimas mission is to use this new body of knowledge to create a more resilient, healthy and thriving world. We are looking for smart and passionate engineers to help build, scale, and improve our platform. Join a team that 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.

Some of the tools we use: Python, Git, MariaDB, Cassandra, Nginx, NSQ, Redis, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, React, ES6, Webpack, D3.js


* Senior Backend Software Engineer

* DevOps Engineer

* UX Designer

* Interface Developer

* Data Visualization Specialist

* Embedded Systems Engineer

* Product Managers

* Data Scientists

* And more... https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclima

myleshenderson 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Videa | Atlanta, GA | Multiple Positions | full time, ONSITE

We're a startup getting ready to release a platform to buy and sell broadcast television advertising. We are an early stage start up with in the Cox Media Group family of businesses, located in Atlanta that whose goal is to rapidly bring a series of products, services and new technology to the traditional TV media marketplace. The company was started late in 2013 and is rapidly expanding its efforts to provide improved operating efficiencies in several key areas of local broadcast and traditional TV media sales. We are in the process of building a core team of professionals who will collaborate closely to build both an amazing product as well as an amazing culture. The core team of professionals we select will make up the foundation of our organization.

We're hiring for C# developers at all levels, SQL developers, project managers, build and release engineers, and have openings within tech ops.

Our offices are in Buckhead, convenient to MARTA.

See all open positions: https://jobs.coxmediagroup.comLearn more about Videa: http://www.videa.tv/Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Videa-Reviews-E884097.htm

Get in touch via myles.henderson@videa.tv.

mike_hearn 10 hours ago 0 replies      
R3 CEV | http://r3cev.com | London, UK | ONSITE

R3 is designing a next-gen distributed database in which the nodes in the peer-to-peer network making it up don't trust each other. Then we're building financial apps on top, because finance is the industry that can benefit from this technology the most. Many startups in this space are building on top of the Nakamoto blockchain algorithm, but we don't actually use a Bitcoin-style blockchain at all: that's why we simply call what we're building the distributed ledger instead.

We're looking for a mix of sharp computer science generalists and people with experience in finance and banking. We are pushing the boundaries in VM and compiler technology, cryptography, systems programming, networking and fintech. Most of our software is written in Kotlin on the JVM (sort of a simplified Scala), but you don't need to know Kotlin: you can learn on the job.

Although the job ad says ONSITE, we are open to remote working if you're the right candidate.

Email me: mike@r3cev.com

grantpatterson 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Comfy | Oakland CA | REMOTE | Backend, Frontend Engineers

Comfy solves the number one workplace complaintthermal comfortand uses machine learning to save energy. We're bringing the Internet of Things to office buildings.Our tools: Django, Angular, Cordova

Our interviews start with a phone screen, then move to an on-site or video-conferencing interview. We'll consider a remote workplace for the right candidate.

Backend Engineer (any level): https://jobs.lever.co/buildingrobotics/1c73248a-6199-4872-92...Frontend Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/buildingrobotics/1aa6fc7f-4f28-42e9-83...Senior Frontend Engineer: https://jobs.lever.co/buildingrobotics/3346a958-b6ef-445d-b4...

arsenerei 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Staples SparX - San Mateo, CA - Full Time

Looking for:

 * Software Engineers * Dev Ops * Data Scientists
SparX is a small engineering team focused on applying online machine learning and predictive modeling to eCommerce (impacting a 24 billion dollar business). Our stack is 100% Clojure, service oriented, targeting 50 million users with 1ms SLAs. We apply engineering and data science to tough problems such as dynamic pricing, shipping estimations, personalized emails, and multi-variate testing. We are always looking for talent in data science, engineering and devops. Bonus points if you can bridge 2 of these together. We love people with strong fundamentals who can dive deep.

We're a small team, so you will have an opportunity for a high-impact role, targeting over 50 million users. But our best perk is our colleagues: a diverse and extremely talented team of seasoned engineers and data scientists. We are located in San Mateo, walking distance from the Cal-Train station. Come visit or apply online at http://staples-sparx.com.

natekupp 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Thumbtack | https://thumbtack.com | San Francisco, CA | ONSITE

Our mission is to help people accomplish personal projects by matching their needs to the best service professionals in their area. From wedding photographers and DJs to home contractors or French tutors, Thumbtack can help.

We are a friendly, ambitious team of ~70 engineers in a bright SoMa office with daily home-cooked food, backed by Sequoia and Google Capital.

We're looking for engineers and SREs interested in working with Go, Scala/Spark/Hadoop, PHP, Angular, iOS, Android, and AWS. We're also looking for data scientists interested in predictive modeling, machine learning, and experimental design and analysis. Join us!


Please reach out to jessica [at] thumbtack.com with any questions.

kbaker 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Venture Research Inc. | Plano, TX (Dallas, TX, DFW) | Onsite Only | http://www.ventureresearch.com

Interested in RFID? In improving inventory and replenishment processes in hospitals, labs, and clinics? In automatically tracking pallets, containers, and other assets around a facility? Come join us!

Venture Research is a leader in the RFID industry and is consistently pushing the leading edge of what is possible using RFID. We have a variety of opportunities available for both fast-paced new product design and development as well as for development on some of our long-term stable products. 17 year old small but growing company, privately held, with excellent benefits, 401K matching, paid health insurance and highly competitive salary and bonus structure.

We are hiring for the following positions:

* Senior .NET / Backend developer: C#, VB.Net, ASP.NET, MSSQL, Oracle, JavaScript and JQuery. .NET MVC and Python is a plus.

* Embedded firmware engineer: microcontroller development using primarily Freescale Kinetis parts and the Freescale MQX RTOS. Ahem, NXP parts.

* Embedded platforms engineer: C, Linux, Android NDK. Experience with hardware co-design, Python, QT, Django, React a plus.

Please email resumes to hr@ventureresearch.com, or use the email in my profile.

TechLynz 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Whisper is the largest online community where people share real thoughts and feelings, without identities. Check out the article that fast company wrote about us! http://www.fastcompany.com/3058148/startup-report/whispers-m...

Located in Venice, CA we are looking to hire some talented engineers to join our company. Please send resumes to Lyndsey@whisper.sh

We are currently hiring:Senior Full Stack Engineer-https://jobs.lever.co/whisper/495ff437-469d-43cd-ae3a-d1c1aa...

Junior and Senior Data Scientist-https://jobs.lever.co/whisper/7bc48fe6-395c-4101-ba0a-8cf45c...BI Developer/Data Scientist-https://jobs.lever.co/whisper/dee844e6-59f6-4638-a3ca-1a756d...Product Manager, Mobile-https://jobs.lever.co/whisper/306352d2-f0c4-457d-8d26-692a85...

Also hiring a QA Lead, Senior Android Developer, iOS engineer, campaign manager, director of communications,

bostik 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Smarkets | Full Time | ONSITE (London, UK)

We're a modern betting exchange, going technology first to enable proper price competition in a field of fat commissions. Join a small, agile, and fast-growing team, who recently moved to a new office in St. Katharine Docks.

Smarkets develops a reliable, low-latency, highly concurrent betting exchange based on trading exchange designs. We're also building a fast, modern web interface to allow for a smoother experience. Servicing our users is top priority.

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

We are looking for:

* Infrastructure Engineers (think midway between SRE and devops; security background is a bonus)

* Software Engineers

* Web Engineers

* Quantitative Analysts

* Data Scientists

If you like the idea of flat structure and practical engineering approach, see our jobs at https://smarkets.com/about/jobs/ . (A while back I wrote an overview about our engineering challenges, which you can find at https://smarketshq.com/the-challenges-of-running-a-betting-e... .)

P.S. We trust our employees to be responsible in all things. In that vein, you also get to set your own salary.

mattcaldwell 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Endgame, Inc - https://www.endgame.com/

Endgame, the Cyber Operations Platform, automates the hunt for adversaries in enterprise critical infrastructure. Built on our unique knowledge of the adversaries' tools, techniques, and tactics, our technologies detect and prevent malicious activity, ensuring your responders contain intrusions at the earliest phase of the kill chain.

Endgame is looking for exceptionally talented and motivated Back End and DevOps Engineers who loves working across the full spectrum of web technologies and get excited about developing an unparalleled, cutting edge, end-to-end solution for the enterprise and cloud. You will be working with the top minds in Cyber Security developing a scalable, intuitive, and multi-tenant data aggregation application allowing for rapid information discovery, correlation, and interaction in real-time. If you are looking to work in a fast-paced, agile development environment creating new software components for game-changing data and security products, youve come to the right place.

Arlington, VA - Backend (http://app.jobvite.com/m?3MA9aiws)

Arlington, VA - DevOps (http://app.jobvite.com/m?3YA9aiwE)

San Francisco, CA - Backend (http://app.jobvite.com/m?3RA9aiwx)

San Francisco, CA - DevOps (http://app.jobvite.com/m?3YB9aiwF)

jasoncrawford 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Fieldbook | https://fieldbook.com | San Mateo, CA | Full time, onsite, visa OK

Fieldbook is combining the best of the spreadsheet and the database to bring the power of relational data modeling to non-technical end users. We help business teams get their operations out of spreadsheetsfrom project tracking, to data collection, to content management systems.

We were #1 on Product Hunt with over 1400 upvotes: https://www.producthunt.com/tech/fieldbook-2

We're pursuing a big vision to create the world's best tool for working with structured data. It's an ambitious project with deep technical and UI challengesbut one that will transform people's relationship with the tools they use every day.

Our investors include Accomplice VC, Pejman Mar Ventures, Naval Ravikant (AngelList), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Steven Sinofsky (ex-Microsoft), Eric Ries, and John Collison (Stripe). We are building an ownership culture where employees take pride in their work and put the customer first. This is an early-stage opportunity with the potential to have a big impact on the product and on the company itself.


* Lead Product Designer: https://angel.co/fieldbook/jobs/124946-lead-product-designer

* Software Engineer: https://angel.co/fieldbook/jobs/65063-software-product-engin...

monicabreton 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Wealthfront | Redwood City, CA | Onsite | Visa

Wealthfront takes the guesswork out of sound, long-term investing through effortless automation. We efficiently build and deliver products which pave the way for a new generation of investors to achieve their financial goals. With their trust, we believe we can and will change this industry. Find out how our engineering team contributes to our mission at http://eng.wealthfront.com

We are hiring across the board, but are specifically looking for Full Stack engineers who have experience working with Ruby (Rails), Javascript (React) and Java.

Feel free to check out the job description and apply here: http://grnh.se/fn0s4i (please mention HN in application).

ryguytilidie 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Opendoor - www.opendoor.com - San Francisco, CA - https://www.opendoor.com/jobs

At Opendoor we're changing the way homes are bought and sold. Moving is one of lifes most stressful events. We empower people with a simpler, more thoughtful approach to buying or selling their home. We have an amazing team of talented and passionate engineers and data scientists. We are looking for data scientists, front-end engineers, and generalist software engineers to help us change the real estate industry. Leadership experience is a plus.

Technologies we work with: Angular, Rails, PostGIS, Python, AWS, Webpack, Phoenix (Elixir), GoLang, Docker. Help us reinvent lifes largest and most important transaction. Please email directly at: hannah@opendoor.com

dazbradbury 10 hours ago 0 replies      
OpenRent | London, UK (Brixton) | https://www.openrent.co.uk | Full-Time | ONSITE

OpenRent is the way people rent property online - a force for good in an industry tarnished by rip-off agencies. Enabled by an unrelenting focus on technology, we now let more properties than any high-street agency in the UK. In the last 12m we let over 9.5bn worth of property, without charging any admin fees to tenants.

We're hiring dev #1 and #2, looking for generalists, thought-leaders, and those with a passion for solving real-world problems.

You'll be working in a close-knit team, directly with the founders, and have full autonomy to work on, and how best, to solve the biggest problems in the industry. We find problems and improve customer experiences via code every day.

- Lead Software Engineer | C# | circa 75k (negotiable based on experience) | up to 0.5% equity | https://angel.co/openrent/jobs/143003-lead-software-engineer

- Front-End Developer | 30k - 75k (negotiable based on experience) | up to 0.5% equity | https://angel.co/openrent/jobs/143011-front-end-developer

- Jobs Page: https://angel.co/openrent/jobs

Press Coverage:

- https://angel.co/openrent/activity

Contact via AngelList or email in profile.

Look forward to meeting you!

botswana99 6 hours ago 0 replies      
DataKitchen | Boston/Cambridge, MA, ONSITE full-time | Customer Success Engineer (SQL, big data, Redshift, Python, AWS) | http://www.datakitchen.io/

At DataKitchen we help make Analytics Agile. Increasingly Analytic Teams are tasked with delivering both original insight and production analytics. At DataKitchen we have created the worlds first company focused on enabling Agile Analytic Operations. We do that by providing an Agile Analytic Operations product and consulting services to build, operate, train and transfer an Agile Analytic Environment. Our company is profitable, stable, rapidly growing and stock will be part of the package.You should have solid SQL development experience along with the ability to interface with customers (though there will be no significant travel required). This position requires excellent technical skills, good business communication skills, excellent attention to detail and follow-up, and the ability to self-manage. You will get great exposure as you work directly with our customers to tackle tough business challenges.

* Working knowledge of SQL including creation and maintenance of tables, views, indexes, and stored procedures.* Some Python coding experience and experience building* Docker containers is a plus.* AWS and Amazon Redshift experience is a plus.* Highly effective written and verbal communication skills with a collaborative work style.

MattRob 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Nested.com | London | Onsite | Fulltime. https://nested.com/

We are an ambitious new company started by founders of GoCardless and Songkick and backed by some of the world's leading investors and entrepreneurs. We believe in the value of fewer, better people and are looking for a skilled engineer to join our small, extremely talented and product-oriented London based team.

On a day-to-day basis you will:

- Develop the core consumer facing product, which currently uses Ruby, Python and JavaScript. This will require rapid, agile iteration based on customer feedback and metrics.

- Build technology to support sophisticated machine learning algorithms. You dont necessarily need past experience in these areas, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the theory if youd like to learn.

- Work closely with our designer to implement a high quality, modern front end experience.

We would love to hear from you if youre interested! Please send your CV and a link to anything else you think might be relevant, such as your personal website or GitHub profile, to work@nested.com. (More info at https://nested.com/software-engineer)

k1w1 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Aha! (http://www.aha.io) | Rails & Front End Engineering | Remote

Aha! is looking for experienced Ruby on Rails, Javascript and front-end engineers to develop rich interactive experiences in React with a Rails backend. Aha! is the #1 tool for product managers to plan strategy and roadmaps.

Aha! is profitable, you can work from anywhere in North America and we offer excellent benefits.

We use our own product to manage our work (which is especially rewarding), we deploy continuously and we are developing in Rails/CoffeeScript/React/d3. Our entire team is remote - primarily in US and Canada.

http://www.aha.io | email: amy@aha.io

realdlee 4 hours ago 0 replies      
BuildZoom (YC Winter 2013) - San Francisco, CA - http://www.buildzoom.com - Full-time - Onsite Only

We're a remodeling/construction platform that takes the pain out of home remodeling and construction projects. We're growing fast (1M+ visitors/month). Come join our awesome team in our beautiful office in Soma. We're looking for talented engineers (full-stack, front-end, data).

* https://www.buildzoom.com/team

* https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom

You can apply directly via the link above, but feel free to ping me directly with questions (dlee at ).

bensummers 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Haplo -- London, UK -- Full time, ONSITE


Would you like to write high quality open source software, for users in universities who love your work?

We're looking for developers to join our team, especially those who are early on in their career and would like to work in an environment which will support their learning.

Our only recruitment criteria is whether you understand how computers work and can write good code, and if you can work in a diverse team.

The Haplo platform is open source, and we're working on open sourcing everything else we do: http://haplo.org

On top of the platform, we've built a suite of products for higher education, and are rolling them out to universities across the UK. Our flagship product is PhD Manager: http://www.phd-manager.co.uk

Like a startup: Small dedicated team. No barriers to doing your best work. Opportunity to get involved with everything, should you want to. Lovely office, great espresso. Ambition to change the world in a small but significant way.

Not like a startup: Sensible working hours. Quiet environment away from the hustle. No random pressure from investors. Quality product without hacks.

Fast recruitment process: Email us your CV. 20 minute phone call. Spend a few hours on a short coding challenge. Visit us for an in-depth code review and interview.


Naveg 1 hour ago 0 replies      
Alloy | San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, BC | Full-time, Onsite | http://alloy.ai

Over $20 trillion worth of goods are manufactured, transported, and sold each year - the things we use, wear and eat every day. The global supply chain is one the world's largest economic engines, but it struggles to keep up with its own complexity.

The manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that make up this complex network are limited by the information they posses. They struggle to track and respond to supply and demand as their product travels from production to consumer. Those who try rely on 40-year-old data standards, lots of manual Excel work, and hordes of human middleware.

At Alloy, were set to change all this. We provide the first comprehensive, low-latency view of demand and inventory across all distribution channels. Our platform connects manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers, allowing companies to track their products down to the store shelf and better respond to end-consumer demand.

We are early stage, well funded by leading VCs, and growing. Our small team has diverse backgrounds and experience in analytics, large-scale enterprise software, and retail and financial technology. Culture really matters to us: we value diversity in all forms and strive to foster integrity, respect, and open communication.

We're committed to make enterprise software inspiring. We use Google Compute Engine, Postgres, Redis, Python, Java and React, all wrapped in strong design.

== About You ==You thrive in a small team where you can build technology from the ground up. You love to pick up new tech, get good at it fast and do something creative with it.

You dont shy away from even the most challenging problems and are relentless in always looking for better solutions. You are self-motivated and enjoy working with others towards a common objective. Building software is the means to an end: you want to change the way an entire industry operates.

As an engineer at Alloy, youll do any or all of the following:

* Model parts of the supply chain and develop features that bring them together

* Automate the collection, parsing, and storage of huge volumes of data

* Design a flexible but blazing-fast analytics framework that powers instant insights

* Build beautiful, easy-to-use apps that our customers love to use

* Dive into server provisioning, deployment, automation, and monitoring

We would love to hear from you - send me a note at evan@alloy.ai

erichmond 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Indaba Music | NYC, NY | REMOTE (US / GERMANY) | FULL TIME | indabamusic.com

Indaba Music is an online community of musicians, producers, songwriters, remixers, and other music creators. We provide opportunities to our community to create music everyday for some of the biggest artists and brands in the world.

Looking for back-end clojure and front-end js/cljs programmers.

See https://indabamusic.com/careers for details.

acjohnson55 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Artsy | https://www.artsy.net | Full-stack developer | New York, NY (onsite)

Artsy is redefining the way the world discovers art. Our mission is to make all the worlds art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

I'm engineering lead for our auction products. I manage three talented full-stack engineers and I'm looking to hire an experienced engineer [1] to augment our team.

We're a small team within the broader Artsy engineering team, but we manage a lot of software, including dedicated auction infrastructure and parts of larger projects devoted to auctions. On our team, engineers spearhead the delivery of functionality, bringing in other engineers and stakeholders as necessary. So there's a lot of opportunity to make a big individual impact within a very collaborative environment.

We're polyglot, and our tech stack includes Javascript (React, Redux, Express), Scala (Akka, Slick), Ruby (Rails, Grape), and Swift. Previous experience is nice, but a demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new tech is even better, since engineering is a moving target!

Application: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-jobs-full-stack-software...

Contact: alan@artsy.net

[1] Past experience consistent with 3 or higher on our compensation framework (http://artsy.github.io/blog/2015/04/03/artsy-engineering-com...)

Savioke 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Savioke | SAN JOSE, CA | FULL TIME | ONSITE | www.savioke.com

Hi, We are a small team, excited to be building robots that are doing useful work and are touching peoples lives on a daily basis!Savioke is building autonomous robots that are revolutionizing the services industry, starting with robots that deliver items from staff to guests in hotels. Our robots have safely completed more than 30,000 deliveries from staff to guests in hotels.

Our Interview Process: A quick phone call covering candidate and position then moving on to in person interview(s) and/or Google Hangouts, tour, meet the team!

Openings:- Robot UX Designer- Electrical and Firmware Engineers- Lead / Senior Mechanical Engineer- Robot Software Engineers

And more! Please apply at our website http://www.savioke.com/careers/

CChung 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Fueled | Senior Front End Developer | London, UK | Full Time -- Who We Are--

An award winning mobile app dev agency.


--Where You Fit In--

You are a passionate developer with an eye for quality. Your fluency in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and other front end languages allows you to translate code into elegant, responsive design. You can collaborate and lead, showing strong communication and problem solving skills. You know how to use the right tools to develop the best product possible.


21 Days Holiday, The Coolest Office in London, Performance Bonuses, Your Very Own Apple Watch, Monthly team dinners and activities, Bi- annual meet ups/ trips abroad.

Fueled | Senior Android Developer | Noida, India | Full Time -- Who We Are--

An award winning mobile app dev agency.


--Where You Fit In--

You are an experienced Android Developer who has a proven record of releasing apps to the store. You have a strong understanding of Agile Methodologies,experience using Java, Android SDK / APIs / Frameworks, and Android Studio. You know just what embodies Fueled's commitment to building excellent products.

webwright 2 hours ago 0 replies      
Seattle, WA (no remote) / Full-time / hiring full-stack web software engineers, senior electrical engineers, UI/UX designers and more... http://www.glowforge.com

We're building a low-cost CNC laser cutter/engraver that can create beautiful products in wood, leather, paper, food, and more. We are a fifth the cost of comparable products because we've offloaded much of the functionality to software. Our cloud backend that does motion planning and machine vision to make it dead simple to use. Push a button, out come flat-pack wallets, lamps, board games, and anything else you can dream up.

We're up in Seattle, just closed a $22M Series B from Brad Feld and True Ventures, and have ~35 employees. The three founders have manufactured hardware, sold companies, graduated YC, and built profitable businesses. Check out this article about us:https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/01/glowforge-raises-22-millio...

Our greatest need right now is web software engineers, but we're interested in passionate creators of all stripes. To learn more, check us out at glowforge.com/careers!

PS: We'd love to talk to anyone, and especially want to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

loevborg 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Fy | Berlin, Germany | Remote possible | freelancer preferred

Android developer

Fy is building the end-to-end mobile marketplace for emerging indie brands. Were redefining how people discover and shop on mobile by building the most addictive, visual and seamless customer experience - from app to delivery.

At Fy we are committed to using progressive technologies. Our stack is based on React Native, Clojure and ClojureScript. We're currently looking for an Android developer to help us build a great React Native app.

An ideal candidate (freelancer preferred) will have experience with Android development and will be looking for a challenge. Experience with React Native is not required, but interest in this framework is definitely a plus! Email us at jobs@iamfy.co

zachsnow 5 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA | FareHarbor | ONSITE

FareHarbor is hiring for a variety of product positions at our San Francisco office.From front-end engineering to product design and management, we'd love for you tojoin our tight-knit team building a best-in-class product in the activities and tourism industry.(See: https://fareharbor.com/jobs/)

FareHarbor providers reservation, operations, and logistics software to thousands ofactivities and tourism providers across the nation and beyond. We built this companyfrom the ground up, have been revenue generating since day one, and are now on trackto over $1B in bookings in the next 12 months.

The product team is small -- 10 people of a 100-person-strong team -- andintensely focused on product and client experience. If you're excited about buildingtop-notch software for an interesting and exciting industry, drop us a line witha bit about yourself and the work you do at jobs+product@fareharbor.com.

truongor17 9 hours ago 1 reply      
----- About Keen IO -----

Keen IO is an API platform that lets developers collect and study custom events at a massive scale.

Our Mission = Turn Explorers into Discoverers.

We value: introspection, continuous learning, personal agency, honesty, and empathy. It's a work in progress!

----- Platform Product Engineers -----

(SF Bay Area or Remote US only) Keen IO is seeking engineers to join our team. We build and nurture an Analytics API that processes user data and queries around the clock, across diverse industries. Whether its gaming, e-commerce, advertising, publishing, or IoT, our platform aims to make Analytics so easy for developers that they can focus entirely on their product. Our challenge is to scale with a constantly growing data deluge and evolve along with our users needs. Skills: Cassandra, Java, Scala, Tornado, Zookeeper, Storm, Kafka

----- Front-End & Full-Stack Engineers -----

(SF Bay Area or Remote US only) Keen IO is seeking Front-End and Full-Stack Engineers to join our team. Our team is focused on shaping the interactive environment where anyone can put our APIs to work and get value out of our platform. We do this through apps and interfaces like our Explorer, Dashboards, and Dataviz SDK. Our customers' expectations for both technical capability and quality have never been higher than they are right now.

Languages: JavaScript (ES6), CSS3 and HTML5; experience with Python is a plus

----- Account Executives -----

(SF Bay Area Only) Be one of the first Sales Representative and SDRs for a fast-growing, Sequoia-backed, cloud analytics platform. Our Cross-Vertical Practice is a small, cross-functional team (marketing, sales, sales engineering, data science) tasked with growing our business across all verticals.

For questions, please contact us at humans@keen.io or visit our career page (https://keen.io/careers/).

plethora 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Plethora - San Francisco, CA

We're hiring Full Stack/Front End, QA, Backend, CAD API, and Computational Geometry Software Engineers ONSITE.

In the future, innovation will be limited only by the bounds of your imagination. Plethora is building this future by creating design tools and manufacturing capabilities that empower everyone to create better inventions, faster than ever before. Join our team! Email the team at careers@plethora.com.

mgw 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Dealini | Zurich, Switzerland | Onsite | Fulltime | Development Team Lead

Dealini is creating and running marketing campaigns in retail stores, moving people from the physical world onto our online experiences.

As our Development Team Lead, you would be responsible for:

- Managing and mentoring our development team

- Architecting our systems consisting of a Python REST API and AngularJS as well as native iOS / Android clients

- Expanding our team by leading the hiring process

- Being the interface to the marketing side of the company

We still expect you to get your hands dirty by spending a big chunk of your day coding.

Our interview process: A short chat over the phone, interview with me (founder) and a second (ideally on-site) interview with someone from the team.

We have a very laid back atmosphere and some Silicon Valley style perks. You can find more information here: http://stackoverflow.com/jobs/121220/development-team-lead-8...

Contact me at michael.wirth@dealini.ch

dwhitworth1 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Bound Round Pty Ltd | Sydney (Frenchs Forest), Australia | ONSITE | Hiring: Mid-level Web Developer | Compensation: Up to 90k (package), DOE

Bound Round helps families with kids find, review, and book online tours, activities, and excursions.

Qualifications:- 2+ years shipping web applications to production- Familiarity with Ruby on Rails- Solid JavaScript skills (front-end frameworks a bonus)- HTML5/CSS3- Experience with integrating and consuming third-party APIs- Ability to communicate effectively

We would also like to see:- A really nice person :)- Experience with TDD/BDD- Ability to write elegant, readable code- Attention to software development fundamentals- Track record of collaboration and leadership in agile software methodologies

This is a super opportunity for someone who wants to get on a fast track to a leadership position. You'd be the second engineering hire, so you'll have lots of input on what needs to be implemented and how.

Our stack currently consists of:Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku / AWS, Redis, JavaScript, jQuery, Hogan.js (templating built on Mustache.js)

Contact me, Donovan, at donovan@boundround.com with a resume and cover letter if interested!

endymi0n 9 hours ago 0 replies      
JustWatch (Berlin, Germany) is always out for smart, entrepreneurial thinking engineers (from INTERN to senior level) ONSITE, especially:

- Backend Engineering (Golang, ElasticSearch, Postgres, Docker)

- Web & hybrid Engineering (Javascript, Angular, Ionic, Cordova)

- DevOps / Infrastructure engineering (Golang, AWS, ChatOps, Docker)


- an intense learning culture with high degrees of autonomy and room for personal growth

- a sane development process with lots of code reviews and pairing

- great mentoring and regular feedback

- every two weeks is Dev Day, reserved for automation, simplification and tech talks

About us:

- B2C and B2B products with massive traction already

- 6 founders, each with a solid track record, equity possible for any level

- we're founder owned, sustainable and rather share the company with our employees than with VCs

Have a look at: https://www.justwatch.com/us/talent

btmerr 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Seed (YC W15) - Online Banking for Small Business - https://seed.co

ONSITE in San Francisco or Portland, REMOTE (US)

Role: Frontend Engineer

Stack: JS, React, Golang, Swift, Docker, AWS

Skills: We value core software engineering experience, so being comfortable working w/o a framework and being able to code in other languages are a big plus.


Phone intro, phone screen, onsite + technical interview, decision. We strive to complete this process within 2 weeks if a candidates schedule permits.

Apply: https://seed.co/jobs/

Please include a cover letter and mention that you found us on HN. Also feel free to reach out to me at brian at seed.co

What we do:

Were taking on the challenge of modernizing small business banking. Were building beautiful, easy-to-use tools for banking, invoicing, expense tracking, and more, so our members can focus on helping their businesses thrive. Those tools also need to integrate smoothly with often-antiquated banking systems, and be bank-level secure. Its a huge challenge, but one we enjoy tackling every day.

Recent press: https://seed.co/press/

oillio 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Rachio | Denver, CO | ONSITE, Fulltime | Server-side Software Engineer, QA Engineer

Rachio is a mission-based startup that is changing the way people water. Our smart sprinkler controller makes running sprinklers easy while saving water and money. In fact, weve saved over 1 billion gallons of water to date. An industry leader in the connected home space, Rachio has one of the highest rated and reviewed products on the market.

Were looking for talented engineers, with 3+ years experience, who are excited about the Internet of Things (IoT) space and using new technologies to power current and future products. This is the opportunity to work with a highly talented engineering team that is building technology that bridges software to the physical world. You can find more about our team here: https://rachio.com/about

Our backend is built with Java on AWS. We use Dropwizard as a foundation in order to build a micro-service oriented backend which uses MySQL and Elasticsearch for data storage. Our current challenges revolve around maintaining our ability to iterate quickly on feature requests and updates while scaling to accommodate the growth in our install base.

For the QA Engineer, we are looking for someone with a strong automated testing background. Someone who can manage and expand our current test plans across multiple mobile and web client apps as well as refine and improve our API test suite.

Our hiring process: A short 30 minute phone screen. Followed by a 3-4 hour coding challenge. Capped off with a 2 hour onsite interview.

I am an Engineer in the backend group. If you are interested, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs <at> rach <dot> ioOr contact me directly for more information at: dan <dot> jasek <at> rach <dot> io

carlosaguayo 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Appian | ONSITE | Full Time | Reston, VA

Senior Software Engineer

You will help us build our award-winning PaaS product that enables business people to build cloud and mobile enterprise applications with flexible, visual models instead of custom code. Appian discovers and unites enterprise data, connects users through social and collaborative engagement in the context of business data, and provides the leading suite of business process technology to enable rapid application development and optimization in every industry.

Contact: carlos.aguayo@appian.com

jisto 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Jisto (http://www.jisto.com) | Boston | Full-time | On-site

Jisto helps its customers run many more workloads on their (typically-underutilized, existing or new) data centers and cloud resources, without disrupting their existing mission-critical and legacy workloads and infrastructure.


Are you an experienced UI (front-end) developer with experience in working with a lot of real-time data? If so, check out this position (contractor, on-site or remote):

- User Interface (Front-End) Developer - JavaScript, Bootstrap, Meteor.js:http://www.jisto.com/cloud/careers/#user_interface_developer


We have 2 other positions that all come with competitive compensation (full-time, on-site):

- Senior Software Engineer - Docker, Node.js, Golang: http://www.jisto.com/cloud/careers/#senior_software_engineer...

- Senior Software Engineer - Enterprise Applications: http://www.jisto.com/cloud/careers/#senior_software_engineer...

Jisto is located in the heart of Boston. Were an early-stage startup that is well-funded, well-connected, and poised for rapid growth. Our team has previously worked at startups, venture capital firms, and some of the largest software enterprises.

To apply, please email your resume or CV to us at careers@jisto.com.

Not an exact fit for one of our full-time openings, but know someone who might be? Refer them to us at referrals@jisto.com, and if we hire them, you get $2,500!

ubernow 7 hours ago 1 reply      
Uber| Palo Alto | Fulltime | Backend| FE/Full Stack | ML EngineerUber, Advanced Technologies, Engineering is the Palo Alto, CA division of the Uber Engineering Team: a high-performance culture marked by fearlessness and achievement. We focus on the development of key technologies that advance Ubers mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. Our work is primarily in the areas of mapping and sensing.1. Backend - https://www.uber.com/careers/list/12746/ 2. FE/Full Stack - https://www.uber.com/careers/list/20130/ 3. ML Engineer - https://www.uber.com/careers/list/15108/Note : Prior Mapping experience is not mandatory. The work you will do will be hugely impactful. The experience you will gain will be unique and unmatched.Apply or get in touch at heenat at uber.com

zlatan_is_red 30 days ago [-]

Uber is a really nice place to build a product with a great sense of ownership. You'll be working with a highly motivated peer group, on some of the hardest problems in the real world. As an engineer, it's a very rewarding experience in scaling your implementation to serve the magical trip to millions of users every day.Disclaimer: I work in the team.

edawerd 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Gusto - VISA, ONSITE (SF or Denver)

Gusto is building dead-simple, delightful payroll, benefits, and HR software for small businesses.

In only 3.5 years, we've grown to process nationwide payroll for more than 30,000 companies, process $15B+ in payments, and recently added health insurance and workers compensation insurance.

Team culture is a huge part of what makes Gusto special. We have a team of super-sharp, passionate, hard-working, and friendly software engineers. You can read more about us on our engineering blog:


Some of the technologies we use: Ruby/Rails, JavaScript/CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, and React.js.

We have openings to work in Payroll and our HR teams

Apply online here! https://gusto.com/careers or email me directly.

stunder 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Hart (https://hart.com) | Javascript/Frontend Engineer | Anaheim, CA | Full-time, onsite

OK its Eric (eric@hart.com) from Hart. I post in the HN forum every month and have found some great people. Here is the deal our hiring process is to have a phone interview, a culture fit, and a code challenge. We require everyone do a challenge no matter what the position is (even the chef). Here are some of the perks we offer.

* 100% Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family* Unlimited Vacation Policy* Paid Paternity and Maternity Leave* 401k Match up to 7% of annual salary* Life Insurance* AD&D Insurance* Educational Reimbursement* Gym Membership* Advancement Program - Hart University* 15 MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display, Magic Mouse and Keyboard* Noise cancelling Headphones* Stocked kitchen with coffee, drinks, and snacks* Daily catered team lunches

Thats just the stuff off of the website. I there are so many more that you really only get to witness by working here. Listen I am just a DevOps guy if you would like to work here feel free to send me your resume eric@hart.com. or you can check the job link http://grnh.se/7a63oy

As a Javascript Engineer at Hart you will work with the company's software development lifecycle to design and develop new enhancements to the software as well as new development and architecture. Primary responsibilities include requirements analysis to gain an understanding of business needs to develop level of effort estimates, software design and development, unit testing, performing design and code reviews, and development of technical documentation. Additional responsibilities include performing system analysis, code modifications, and functional testing to troubleshoot application production issues.

Youll work with the team to build products on the cutting edge of usability, interaction, and design. Our ideal candidate is someone whos comfortable taking ownership of their work and effectively searching for creative solutions to the complex problems we encounter.

Youll work in a high-communication environment where collaboration with the Design, Data Science, and Backend Engineering teams is key to your day-to-day success.

dflenniken 8 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco, CA | Web Developer (frontend, backend, sql)

Brain Health Registry @ UCSF

We're working to accelerate the development of cures for brain disorders by driving down the time and cost of finding research participants through an innovative online registry.

Seeking a developer who excels at backend web development and is no slouch when it comes to Javascript & UX/UI. Bonus points if you know our stack (C#/MVC/Azure), but experience with any similar stack is a-ok. Should be smart, get things done, and have some fun.

Decent salary, solid benefits, awesome coworkers, laptop, stunning location (Lands End)

Email the pertinent details to derek@brainhealthregistry.org

antgoldbloom 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Kaggle | San Francisco | Full Time | ONSITE or REMOTE | Software Engineering

Technologies: C#; ASP.NET MVC; React; TypeScript; Docker; Azure.

You can read the job req and apply here: http://kaggle.applytojob.com/apply/GjSjOi/Backend-Engineer?s...

Kaggle is best known as a platform for machine learning competitions. We have a community of over 600K data scientists. Now also building a sharing-and-collaboration platform (closest analogy is Github for data science: https://www.kaggle.com/kernels)

Particularly interesting opportunity for software engineers looking for exposure to data science/machine learning. Three of our engineers have come via HN posts, so we take HN referrals very seriously.

inglor 9 hours ago 0 replies      
TipRanks, we're a well funded mature fintech startup with clients that's doing really well - we're looking for ONSITE backend engineers who like to solve hard problems with interesting data. We're located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

We are very proud of our engineering, we have kickass offices, company ski vacations, interesting technology and so on. We take our engineering very seriously and are looking for someone to join our team.

The actual coding is mostly in C# but we also have a bunch of other languages.

If it sounds interesting to you send me at benji@tipranks.com - the job is directly for my team.

This is me by the way: stackoverflow.com/users/1348195/benjamin-gruenbaum github.com/benjamingr

amund 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Zedge | Trondheim, Norway and New York City, NY| Full Time/Onsite

Zedge (NYSE Market: ZDGE) is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 200 million app installs and 30 million monthly active users.

We are looking for: Android Developers - http://corp.zedge.net/join-our-playground#senior-android-dev... Backend Developers - http://corp.zedge.net/join-our-playground#senior-ios-develop... Data Scientists - http://corp.zedge.net/join-our-playground#senior-ios-develop... iOS Developers - http://corp.zedge.net/join-our-playground#senior-ios-develop...

More positions at: http://corp.zedge.net/join-our-playground(Our Early Tech Blog: http://corp.zedge.net/developers-blog)

callinize_cto 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Tenfold | Austin, TX | Onsite | Fulltime. https://www.tenfold.comDevOps / Sr. Systems Architect / Site Reliability Engineer

Tenfold's mission is to gather and analyze customer interactions (phone call, email, chat text). Our customers use this data to make predictive decisions about their business.

We use an event driven architecture (node, kafka, mongo, elasticsearch) to log and display analytics on over 1 million phone calls per day. We are working on our email & chat integration now. We are one of the fastest growing Techstars Cloud startup, with growth of over 20% per month.

We have grown from 2 engineers (both founders) to 13 engineers and 35 people. Tenfold is growing 20% per month. We've got great funding from the founder and early team member of Rackspace. If you want to work with an ambitious team, take an ownership mentality to the infrastructure you automate / support: email careers@tenfold.com

tkho 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Imagen Technologies | New York, NY (NYC) | Software Engineer | ONSITE | Full Time | https://jobs.lever.co/imagen

Imagen is a venture-backed medical technology startup. Were creating a world without diagnostic errors by leveraging machine learning and computer vision, paired with the expertise of our world-leading clinician partners from Mayo Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery, Stanford Medicine, Mount Sinai and others.

Were looking for experienced full stack and backend engineers who want to work closely with our scientists, clinicians and product team to define and build software systems built around our core computer vision models. Youll be one of the first ten employees and will be responsible for important work that has the potential to transform the way that patients are diagnosed and treated.


-Tom (software engineer, tkho [at] imagentechnologies [dot] com)

facebiff 7 hours ago 0 replies      

Were looking for experienced senior software support engineer to join our growing team and expand both our current products and launch new ones this year. Our next team members love to architect, build, ship, and maintain web and mobile apps and have a passion for UX.

Starburst Labs are the makers of Wealthbox, a web-and-mobile CRM app for financial professionals, and Wealthbase, an inbound marketing network for consumers to connect with financial advisors, launching later this year. Were also launching InvestorSay, a new community app for investors.

Skills & Requirements include 3+ years of full-stack Ruby-on-Rails development,Previous experience maintaining a production Rails application, and a focus on writing clear, maintainable, tested code. Experience with Angular/Backbone/Ember a plus.

We offer competitive market salaries, equity grants, excellent health plan coverage, paid time off, and occasional travel to New York City and developer conferences.

Read more at our StackOverflow job posting here:


Apply at the link above or send a resume/cover letter directly to jobs@starburstlabs.com

HawkWilson 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Full Stack Developer | Social Nature | Vancouver, BC (onsite) | www.socialnature.com

Social Nature recently closed a large seed round led by some of Canadas smartest entrepreneurs and VCs and we are growing. We are making waves with our people-powered marketing vision (people trust friends not ads) and commitment to only promoting brands with natural products.

We are a small and mighty team where everything you do will have an immediate impact on those around you. You'll get to work closely with our customers, invent new ways to integrate with social channels, and wrangle extremely big data as we build and grow our intelligent platform.

We're looking for a full stack developer who is comfortable working on a product that is consumer-facing in the front while integration and data-heavy on the back. A basic grasp of UX and UI design principles will come in handy along with a solid foundation in algorithms, data structures and design patterns. More than anything we want people who love what they do, have opinions and get excited about software.

Bonus points for experience with any or all of the tools in our stack: Angular.js, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js, SASS, Foundation, jQuery, PostgreSQL, AWS+ElasticBeanstalk.

Contact: mike@socialnature.com

lgrenawalt 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Cockroach Labs | New York, NY | Full-time | Onsite | $100-150kCockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, an open-source, distributed relational database written in Go. CockroachDB is scalable, survivable, and strongly consistent - hence the name. The company was founded in 2015 with a mission to Make Data Easy.


-- Full Stack Engineer

-- Site Reliability Engineer

All positions offer $100-150k base, equity and comprehensive benefits. Learn more at https://www.cockroachlabs.com/careers. Check out the product on Github at https://github.com/cockroachdb.Interested in chatting? Email jobs@cockroachlabs.com.

poooogles 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Infectious Media | London, England | Onsite, EU Only | Many!

We are a young, vibrant and award winning company specialising in programmatic advertising. Founded in 2008 at the inception of programmatic, we were one of the first practitioners globally and a pioneer in Europe. Today, we run global programmatic campaigns for leading advertisers from our offices in London and Chicago. On any given day we have campaigns live in over 30 countries. Each month we process more than 500 billion ad decisions and terabytes of data. Unlike most agencies we have built our own RTB infrastructure from the ground up, to suit our way of working.

Our RTB infrastructure at a core is written in Go, with supporting services using Ruby, Python and whatever fits. Our infrastructure is powered by a mixture of GCP/Mesos and Marathon supported by an internally written ETL scheduler which you will help develop and maintain. Some of the other technologies we use include Kafka/Rails/Docker/Redis/Clojure/HBase and much more.

We're hiring for Data Analysts, Data Engineers and DevOps/SRE people. http://www.infectiousmedia.com/about-us/work-for-us/

Benefits: Company bonuses, options scheme, flexitime, 25 days + public holidays, pension, cycle to work, health cash back, food and more.

Contact: sam.pegler at infectiousmedia.com

browseatwork 4 hours ago 0 replies      
TokBox | San Francisco, CA / London, UK | Onsite | Engineering, Business Development, Product, Marketing - DevOps, Media Communications Software Engineer, BizDev Managers in 1) Healthcare and 2) EdTech, Product Managers for 1) the Platform, 2) Vertical Solutions, and 3) Developer Experience, and a Product Marketing Manager


TokBox does embedded communications powered by WebRTC. We make it easy for developers to embed real-time video, voice, and more into their applications and websites. Want to build the functionality of Google Hangouts, Skype, or Facebook Live? Use us! We build a platform and SDKs, and have great clients from individual developers to massive players in tech, entertainment, education, and many other industries (customers include Mozilla, the Minerva Project, Chegg, esurance, Major League Baseball, Double Robotics, and Fox Sports). We were acquired by Telefonica 4 years ago. It hasn't changed the culture much, and has helped us reach more customers around the world.

The product is industry leading, but the people make this place where I work. It's an awesome group of 100 or so people- nice, smart, skilled. We are laid back and have a sense of humor. Minimal politics. Good salary and benefits in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.

We're looking for someone with product and/or marketing experience to be a product marketing manager. In engineering, were looking for experienced DevOps and media focused backend engineers to keep things up and running and build our robust, low-latency media server. In product, were looking for someone to head the platform, a product manager who wants to identify and build the right things for specific industries, and a PM to bolster our developer experience. In BD, were looking for people with experience in either healthcare or education for business development.




Come join us!

ianterrellwt 6 hours ago 0 replies      
WillowTree, Inc - Mobile and Web AppsONSITE in Charlottesville, VA or Durham, NC (Research Triangle)

Roles: iOS Engineer, Android Engineer, Web Developer, General Engineer

We're an apps agency that works with brand name clients. We're ranked one of the best places to work by GlassDoor [0] and Fortune [1]. I can confirm that it's a pretty sweet gig if you like the locations (I do).


Please mention that you saw this on Hacker News if you apply. You can also email me at ian dot terrell at willowtree dot com with any questions.

[0]: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/WillowTree-Reviews-E512911...

[1]: http://fortune.com/best-small-workplaces-in-technology/willo...

leegutman 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Enigma|http://enigma.io/| New York, NY

The volume of data created by governments and businesses is growing exponentially. Organizations struggle just to store it all, let alone make sense of it. Enigma helps organizations and individuals fuse, organize, and explore data to make smarter decisions. At Enigma, we started from the realization that there is an enormous quantity of hidden knowledge locked away in data silos and obscure formats, just waiting to be released. We are building data discovery and analytics tools that make it simple for organizations to liberate their own private data, and for the wider community to explore and build upon Enigmas own integrated public data platform. We believe data can reveal tremendous things about the world and that it will continue to transform it in the years and decades to come. After winning TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in '13, we have since grown into a Series B Startup, and we're growing quickly! Currently hiring Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Designers and more.

Feel free to email me directly: lee.gutman@enigma.io and/or apply online:http://enigma.io/careers/

Torn 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Skyscanner | London, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Budapest, Sofia | ONSITE, VISA | full-time senior hires

We're one of the biggest travel metasearch products in the world by traffic... and we want to 10x that :)

Hiring at an experienced level in lots of key disciplines: backend with microservices & distributed systems, big data & data science, full stack and frontend, designers, product, iOS & Android. We are growing in all of our European offices - London and Barcelona being the two newest. In short, if you've got good industry experience in one or more of these areas, know what best practices look like, and have the drive to make things better, we're interested.

We're looking for people interested in working on large-scale challenges and building new products. We have an incredible amount of historical data and a unique position in the market. What should the future look like? How do we best use our data, our scale and new technologies to our advantage as we grow? We're particularly interested in data-driven personalization and recommendation, exploring new travel products and experiences, as well as developer enablement and tooling.

We're one of the very few unicorn companies HQ'd in Europe who are profitable - and have been so for the past 7 years. Recently we've had the director of Amazon S3, Bryan Dove join us as our VP engineering. In London you would be working closely with him alongside some very experienced industry figures in a very cool and central location.

You can apply at http://www.skyscanner.net/jobs/ - or ping me an email at alex (.) treppass [at] skyscanner.net for a referral. Happy to answer questions or pass you to someone who can. CV in Word / .doc format would be ideal.

On a personal note, I see a lot of freedom, responsibility, accountability. Engineers have a lot of room to make decisions and move fast, and the encouragement to make things better and make us faster as a tech company. It's exciting.

clay_to_n 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Stasis Labs | Los Angeles | Onsite or Remote | https://stasislabs.com

Stasis Labs is hiring our first full-stack web engineer to help us improve the quality of medical care through smarter patient monitoring. We are working on a hard problem, and aim to make a sizable impact through technology. We build a connected vitals monitoring system for patients who are not currently monitored, and are launching our first product this year to Indian hospitals. We just graduated from the first class of the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in Partnership witch Cedars-Sinai.

We are seeking someone with experience in full-stack web development, and if you have done dev-ops before that is a big plus. You will be writing full-stack code in an environment where security and data integrity are critical.

Our software stack includes C++ running on our hardware device, an Android application for doctors, and a web application (node.js backend, React frontend). We're using both Bluetooth Low Energy and wi-fi. Our cloud backend is an integral part of our product.

You will primarily be on the web side (backend, frontend, and infrastructure if you choose), but you will be exposed to and helping integrate our Android app and medical device as well.

You will have a great deal of autonomy and be responsible for crafting the culture, technology and processes of our company. We're a small team and are looking for someone who can learn quickly and become competent in multiple parts of the tech stack, so we hope the idea of working with a variety of technologies excites you. Startup experience is a plus.

We are just beginning, and are striving to build an inclusive and positive company culture.

+ Requirements:

---- Experience with node

---- Experience building single page applications in JavaScript

+ Preferred:

---- Experience managing highly reliable cloud servers on AWS or similar IaaS provider

---- Experience with React

---- Experience working at a startup

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter (in the email body is fine) to software@stasislabs.com

Sirikon 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Plain Concepts (http://plainconcepts.com/) | Senior Developer | Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain | Full-time, onsite

We're currently looking for a Senior Developer to join our Agile Team. We value experience, but also capabilities and competency.

Plain Concepts is a tech company founded in 2006 by 4 Microsoft MVPs. Our team is made of people passionate in technology. We love helping out our clients with their technological challenges. We enjoy sharing our knowledge with them, especially when it comes to the latest innovations.

Occasionally, you will also have to provide training or help our customers in person. In Plain Concepts we have a highly multidisciplinary team. We don't do bodyshopping, so you will not be abandoned in a client without knowing who your peers are. The rest depends on your skills and preferences.

Some requirements:

* Being a team player

* Being able to work constructively criticize your teammates and being open to receive criticism about your work.

* Having constant desire to learn and the ability to learn quickly.

* Passion for all activities related to software development.

* Having communication skills.

More info: https://plainconcepts.workable.com/jobs/258551

rchiba 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Senior Front End Engineer | TINT | http://www.tintup.com | San Francisco | ONSITE | $126K - $175K


Were looking for Senior Front End Engineers to join our small 30-person team. We offer competitive equity packages, full medical/dental, and free lunch everyday, among other benefits.

Over 5,000 brands use TINT to power their content marketing and help us generate $410k MRR. We are proudly PROFITABLE, not dependent on investor funding, and have been consistently growing our top line. We aspire to be a company like Basecamp or Fog Creek Software. We pair everyday, and every Friday we work on hack projects that we think will push the business forward. Our current stack is Backbone, Rails, MySQL, and AWS.

We have a uniquely transparent culture, as featured in the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/emote-control-silicon-valley-slu...

To learn more: https://jobs.lever.co/tint/1cb89a39-91a3-47bd-8486-e1dff62c1...

rochers 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Blue Bottle Coffee | Oakland, CA | Lead & Sr. Software Engineers (Ruby) | https://bluebottlecoffee.com/careers

Our Senior Software Engineer is essential to Blue Bottle building incredible online experiences for coffee lovers near and far. We build easy-to-use tools that allow our guests to shop for coffee and merchandise online, learn about brewing coffee at home, and share their coffee-drinking experiences with friends and followers. We also build powerful automated tools that enable our internal teams to do what they do best: make delicious coffee, create exceptional experiences and deliver freshly-roasted coffee to the right person, at the right time.

Our Senior Software Engineer will collaborate with product managers, fellow engineers and leadership to help drive thoughtful solutions to business challenges and opportunities for our website and internal tools, (fueled by delicious drinks of your choice, of course).

Sinjo 8 hours ago 0 replies      
GoCardless (YC S11) | London | Frontend, Backend, SRE | Onsite | Full-time

GoCardless is building a payments network for the internet. Since 2011 we've been focused on simplifying Direct Debit for small and medium companies (who previously had no access to it) and we're now expanding to serve the largest companies (think newspapers, utilities) and connecting with existing payment systems in countries all over the world. We already support the UK and Europe and are aiming to expand to more countries over the next year.

As an engineering team at GoCardless we care most about stable, reliable, understandable code. We rely on testing and code review and a culture of frequent constructive feedback. We define and manage our own roadmap and run projects in whatever way works best for us.

Our stack: Rails, Angular, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Docker, Chef. We also have a bit of Go and Python knocking around.

We love learning new things and contributing back to the community. We open source everything we can and regularly host meetups and hackathons at our office in Angel. We have a weekly bookclub within the team and give internal (and external) talks about things that interest us.

Interview process: a couple of phone screens, one take home test, then a couple of onsite interviews (pair programming and some chats - no whiteboards!)

For more info and to apply: https://gocardless.com/jobs. If you have any questions, drop us a line (jobs at gocardless dot com).

dcosson 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Fin Exploration Company | Software Engineer | Full Time | SF

We're building Fin, a digital personal assistant. We've ambitiously called it "the OS from the movie Her", powered by a mix of human and machine intelligence. You can read a bit about the mission here https://www.fin.com/letters/introducing-fin

We're a small but well-funded company, and we have a team of great founders and engineers from places like Venmo, Facebook, and Twitter. It's a fun place to work, whether you like building features that have a big impact for users or solving challenging technical problems (NP-hard scheduling problems, handling increasingly complex tasks with AI instead of people, etc).

There's always a lot of flexibility to work on what most excites you (within reason, of course) but our engineer listing is for full-stack Product Engineer (we're also hiring Data Scientists).

Apply here: https://www.fin.com/jobs/product-engineer or feel free to email me directly if you'd like to chat at cosson[AT]finxpc.com

okhudeira 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Pangea | Chicago, IL | Lead iOS and Lead Android | Full Time, On Site | http://engineering.gopangea.com

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, Pangea started with the mission of making money transfer simple, fair and safe. Since then, weve been striving to enhance the security and reduce the cost and pain points of international money transfer.

Our first solution allows users to complete a transfer in three easy steps and pay with any US debit card, with an innovative nationwide cash solution coming soon. Receivers in Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Dominican Republic can collect the transfers in cash or receive the money directly into a bank account. Through every partnership and product iteration, well continue to help our users save more time and money.

Pangea is successful because of our world-class team members and strong passion for making an impact in our customers lives. We are different. We are innovative. We are eager to learn from each other. We are dedicated to building the worlds best platform for transferring money.

You can see the full description at:

- Lead Android Engineer - http://engineering.gopangea.com/join/lead-engineer-android

- Lead iOS Engineer - http://engineering.gopangea.com/join/lead-engineer-ios

You can email me directly with a cover letter and resume at omar --the at symbol-- gopangea.com

You can learn more about the engineering team at:

- http://engineering.gopangea.com

- https://github.com/gopangea

Patch001 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Livermore, CA | Full-Time | Onsite

Come work at one of the worlds largest HPC centers, and enable ground-breaking scientific simulationson Blue Gene supercomputers and powerful Linux clusters.


HPC System Engineer (http://careers.llnl.gov/jobs/4361840)Integrate and administer HPC clusters and perform advanced troubleshootingin a complex environment with a wide variety of state-of-the-art clusters, parallel file systems,networks, and security infrastructure.

Scientific Visualization Specialist (http://careers.llnl.gov/jobs/101046)Support visualization software and create novel visualization and data analysis solutions for scientists in fieldsincluding biology, chemistry, and physics. Develop production-quality tools in collaboration with vis researchers.

To see all postings: http://careers.llnl.gov/

vrae 6 hours ago 0 replies      
IdeaFlow | Palo Alto, Boston | Software Engineer / ML, NLP / Web,Mobile Devs / ONSITE / INTERNS / VISA / REMOTE

We're a team of MIT AI and web programmers (advisees of Tim Berners-Lee and Patrick Winston) building a shared brain for organizations and the world. Our first product is a collaborative UI for graphs that enables enterprise analytics teams to discover and visualize the patterns and connections trapped within their spreadsheet data. We're mega-passionate about personal information management, the intersection of philosophy and AI, and connecting people with related ideas! We are seed-stage (have paying enterprise customers) and offer sizable equity, or competitive salary. Whitepaper and demos: http://about.ideapad.iohttp://home.ideapad.io Palo Alto, Boston | Contact: vienna@ideapad.io

papercruncher 7 hours ago 0 replies      
San Francisco | Senior Engineers | Tubi TV | Full-Time | ONSITE | VISA (transfer H1/O1 & start GC)

We are making premium TV shows and movies available for streaming everywhere and to everyone, 100% free. Join Tubi TV and reinvent the way consumers discover and consume premium content. With over 40,000 movies & TV shows, Tubi TV has the world's largest catalog of premium content, all made available to consumers for free. Some of our studio partners include MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount. We offer very competitive pay, full medical, dental & vision benefits, catered lunch, gym subsidies and your choice of hardware. At the moment, for all positions we are looking for engineers with a few years of software development experience in the industry.

Target comb for these positions is $130k-$170k + options + full benefits. We are hiring for:

- Senior ML/Data Engineer: Come and build out the next iteration of our data platform. Full autonomy and end to end ownership. Work on your choice of algorithms using Spark/Flink or any other stacks you deem suitable. See: https://tubitv.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06xpn/?referer=hn

- Senior Backend Engineer: Work on NodeJS v6, design APIs, architect video encoding pipelines, experiment with ad payloads and help build out our media delivery network. Previous AdTech experience is a major plus. See https://tubitv.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk067d5/?referer=hn

If you'd like to chat more first, shoot me an email and mention HN (marios at tubitv dot com)

rsmith 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Healx (https://healx.io) | Cambridge, UK | Natural Language Processing Engineer | Full-time | ONSITE

Healx is a funded startup using genomic data analysis, data mining and machine learning to find existing drugs that could treat rare diseases. There are over 7,000 rare diseases that affect an estimated 350 million people worldwide, most of which lack effective treatment.

We are currently recruiting an engineer with expertise in natural language processing to be responsible for our biomedical text mining work - extracting and learning from millions of relationships in scientific literature.

You'll join a small team of developers with expertise in bioinformatics, machine learning and software engineering. As an early employee in an ambitious, growing startup company you'll be able to make a significant contribution to our technical direction.

For more information please see: https://healx.io/jobs/

FabioFleitas 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Tesorio (YC S'15) (https://www.tesorio.com) | Burlingame, CA | ONSITE

* Senior Backend Engineer: build microservices to interconnect accounting software & work on our webapp's backend (Python/Django)

* Senior Frontend Engineer: work with React, ES6, Gulp, and Webpack to build a B2B financial UX that users love

* Senior Full-Stack Engineer: all of the above :)

* Apply to any of these roles here: https://jobs.lever.co/tesorio

Tesorio is a Y Combinator-backed startup that is interconnecting finance systems between companies to create a world where B2B invoices & payments are automated & simple.

Imagine a world where B2B invoices & payments are automated and require no human interaction. That's where the world is headed and we want to be the ones to make it happen. It does not make sense that companies have whole departments dedicated to this workflow with the technology available today.

You'll help us build algorithms to determine a company's utility for cash, integrations between accounting systems so they talk directly to one another, help us build the next generation of B2B payments that is as simple as PayPal/Venmo, and more.We raised a seed round led by top investors including First Round Capital (Uber + Warby Parker), Floodgate Capital (Twitter + Lyft), Fuel Capital (Layer + CoreOS), Red Swan (Coinbase + Buffer), Slow Ventures (early Facebook team), Hillsven Capital (founders of Ariba), and Paul Buchheit (creator of Gmail, YC Partner).

ksowocki 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Occipital (http://www.occipital.com) | Boulder, CO, San Francisco, CA | ONSITE | Full-time | Web Engineer , iOS Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Computer Vision Engineer

At Occipital, were working on spatial computing - using computer vision to 3D reconstruct and understand your surroundings so that software can operate over real world spaces. We believe it will power the next generation of augmented reality and some of the key parts of virtual reality as well.


elvisds 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Sensara | Bangalore, India | ONSITE | Full Time | http://www.sensyremote.com/

At Sensara, we make India's best TV Guide and Remote app - Sensy. We use mobile [1], machine learning [2] and hardware [3] to understand TV deeply, solve hard experience problems [4] towards a better TV watching experience in India.

We are computer science geeks - looking for engineers open to working on any part of the stack - Machine Learning, Audio Processing, Search & Discovery, Android/iOS, Product/UX. Join the tribe!

Write to us at hello@sensara.tv

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

[2] https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ad-break-patterns-bharath-kum...

[3] http://www.sensyremote.com/

[4] https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-just-designed-smarter-remo...

chinpercolate 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Percolate is Hiring! | NYC/SF | Multiple Openings | On-Site, FT | $80K/YR - $150K/YR + Equity https://percolate.com/careers/

Current Openings: Sr. Backend Engineer (NYC) - Creative Core Platform (http://grnh.se/u1ploj)8+ Years of Experience - Python, Django, Kafka, ElasticSearch, OAuth2, SQL/NoSQL

Sr. Backend Engineer (SF) - Global Search (http://grnh.se/prn2dq)8+ Years of Experience - Python, Kafka, ElasticSearch/Solr/Lucene, SQL/NoSQL

Sr. DevOps Engineer (SF) - (http://grnh.se/xbmvf2)6+ Years of Experience - GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, CFEngine, Chef, Puppet, Circle CI, Python, Vagrant, SQL/NoSQL

Sr. Product Manager (SF/NYC) - Platform Security (http://grnh.se/cej7u3)10+ Years of Security Experience, SaaS, Enterprise Software,

Product Designer (SF) - (http://grnh.se/wc2m3l)3+ Years of Product Design Experience, InVision, Sketch, Wireframes, Mockups, and Visual Design.

Sr. Release Program Manager (NYC/SF) - (http://grnh.se/u5bwem)8-12 Years of overall Experience, 3-5 in Enterprise Release - Agile/Scrum, Jira, Release Planning/Management, New release education and training to internal/external stakeholders.

Backend Engineer (NYC) - Social CRM - (http://grnh.se/vs40t3)3-6 Years of Experience - Python/Django (Flask, Tornado, Pyramid OK), SQL/NoSQL, Data Modeling, REST APIs, Elasticsearch, AWS.

Full-stack Engineer, Growth Hacker - Marketing (http://grnh.se/ga17t3)2-3+ Years of Experience - Python or Node backend, Client-side Javascript (React/Backbone), HTML5, CSS3.

Sr. Sales Engineer - San Francisco, CA (http://grnh.se/5aegf3)Technical Solutions Consultant/Sales Engineer - REST APIs and JSON experience.

jtopper 8 hours ago 0 replies      
DevOps Engineer @ The Scale Factory | London, UK (remote possible, but UK only) | Full Time | http://www.scalefactory.com/team/careers

We're a growing London-based business. We design, build, operate, support and scale Linux infrastructure for clients of various sizes, across a number of business sectors, including media, e-commerce, finance and pharmaceuticals.

We're looking for DevOps Engineers to join both our customer-facing and our platforms & systems teams.

Attitude, flexibility, and the ability to learn new technologies quickly, are all more important than years of experience, however you'll need production experience with:

* Linux (either CentOS or Ubuntu)

* Configuration management (preferably Puppet, but a CM mindset is more important than the specific tool)

It'd be great if you also have experience operating AWS, but we'll help you learn this if not.

Full details at the URL above. Apply at https://the-scale-factory.workable.com/jobs/57204/candidates...

You must be resident in, and eligible to work in the UK.

BryantD 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Amazon | https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/405313 | Seattle, WA, USA | Relocation | ONSITE

I'm looking for two system engineers to help me build a new operations group within Amazon. Key skills: large scale technical operations, automation, Java stack tuning, and communication. If you like the idea of making a good service even better, in a role where your contributions will make a significant difference, this job may be for you.

If you're interested, fill out the application and email me at bdurrell@amazon.com.

ohanyan 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Vitruvian Networks - http://vineti.com - San Francisco, CA - Hi, I'm Nerses. We're building a software platform to commercial Cell Immunotherapy. Our clients are pharma customers who are scaling up new curative cancer therapies and require complex logistical software to deliver these cures and ensure patient safety.

Tools we use: PostgreSql, Ruby, AWS, ReactPositions: Fullstack Engineers, Platform Engineers

Apply at http://jobs.lever.co/vineti

xaine24 6 hours ago 0 replies      
PlaceIQ (http://placeiq.com/) | NYC, USA | Systems Administrator | Full-Time | ONSITE

PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a precise location base map at massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit.

Full job description: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/place-iq/job/oM9g3fwY?__jvst...

brryant 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Webflow | San Francisco, CA | Onsite or Remote | Full-Time

Come build the future of the web by democratizing web development and web design. For an idea of what we do, check out (https://www.flexboxgame.com - visual flexbox builder) and (https://webflow.com/cms - visual CMS).

Our interview process is simple: 1) quick 30 minute phone chat with the co-founder CTO 2) 1-2 hour coding exercise. If all goes well we'll move to a larger consulting project on a real feature.

Detailed job descriptions here: (https://webflow.com/about#jobs)

* Software Engineer - node.js / mongodb / React / angular

* Senior Front-end Engineer - React

Shoot us a note via jobs@webflow.com and lets chat!

hpc 9 hours ago 0 replies      
OptionMetrics | New York, NY | ONSITE | Fulltime

OptionMetrics began 15 years ago with the goal of becoming the world's most trusted provider of financial information and research derived from the option markets. Today, our data and analytic models are used within over 250 investment banks, hedge funds, and academic institutions worldwide.

Here at OptionMetrics, you'll work alongside a team of exceptionally creative and intelligent developers and quants, collaborating daily to brainstorm and implement our next generation of data and analytic information products. We're small, agile, casual (no suits -- shoes optional), and passionate about our mission and the projects we create. And, since we are self-funded and profitable (no VC's!), we can afford to take the long view, emphasizing quality over expediency in all we do. As a member of our development team, you will have true ownership over your projects from beginning to end, with an emphasis on accountability over micromanagement.

We are currently looking for a junior - mid level software engineer to help rebuild our entire technology stack. You will have the opportunity to work with large data (billions of rows of data), build out a new web application, and have a say in the technology/design choices.We prefer someone with a Java background.

Please send your resume to Hubert at hchen@optionmetrics.com if you are interested.

frequent 8 hours ago 0 replies      
NEXEDI | Lille/Munich/Paris/Tokyo | ONSITE | 6/12 months INTERNS and FULLTIME

We are looking for a new group of trainees and new colleagues to contribute to ongoing research projects, prototypes and industrial solutions. If you are passionate about free software and like one of our current topics, get in touch. All candidates will do a programming test plus interview if successful. Fulltime positions will have a second interview. With the boss.

Current topics (http://www.nexedi.com/jobs):

 - Hack our stack as "Big Data/Machine Learning Developer" (fulltime/intern) - Help not caring for memory as "Out-of-Core-PyData Engineer" (fulltime/intern) - Care for packets on our network as "Site Reliability Engineer" (intern) - Look beyond today and prototype a "Personal Search Engine" (intern) - Try prototyping an "Artificial Intelligence Accountant" (intern) - Help taking care of business developing an "AI-based Business Bot" (intern) - We love the web, so try to "Port the Linux Kernel to Javascript" (intern)
About Nexedi: We are a small team from around the world (headquarters in Lille, France) creating free software since 2001. We spend time on client and research projects with ERP5 (Enterprise software), SlapOS (Cloud Hosting) and Wendelin (Big Data platform) being our main solutions around which we provide services. We all work with Chromebooks, our offices are paperless and we have no meetings = we mostly hack. Come join us!

sfanning95 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Improbable // London, UK // Fulltime, Onsite // (www.improbable.io)

Our engineers are the heart of Improbable. We solve some of the hardest problems around distributed systems, high-performance cloud infrastructures, messaging and much more. Together we are building a world-class engineering organisation to usher in the age of Strong Simulation; our platform, SpatialOS, allows developers to build massive, richly detailed simulations across thousands of machines in the cloud.

We use the right tool for the job and believe in well-tested, robust code. A lot of our core-systems are built in Scala with areas of C++, GoLang & Javascript. We also leverage a lot of open-source (CoreOS, etcd, Fleet, Docker, Prometheus, gRPC) and give back to the community when we can: http://bit.ly/294ROMv

We're hiring across a tonne of different roles that you can find here: https://improbable.io/about/careers and you can apply via recruitment@Improbable.io

thetable 6 hours ago 0 replies      
NewStore | Berlin | http://www.newstore.com | full-time | (VISA)

At NewStore, were building a mobile retail platform that allows enables rapid order fulfillment and boosts mobile conversion. We orchestrate a variety of actors and systems to enable things like same-day-delivery for our customers.

The platform runs on a variety of microservices, written in Python and Go. We build and maintain two mobile apps, one native (Swift/ObjC), one based on React Native (ES6, Redux), as well as an Angular-based web app.

We have several engineering teams whose skills usually span all of the above areas to be able to work on entire features independently. We care a lot about QA, TDD and writing meaningful and effective tests. We aim to empower individuals and give them responsibility and the ability to make technical decisions.

In addition to pure engineering roles, we're looking for scrum masters, technical writers and more.Our founder is Stephan Schambach, founder of Intershop and Demandware (both of which he led to IPO). Were well-funded and newly launched, so its a great time to join. Weve got a good agile dev process and engineering infrastructure established, but theres still lots of opportunity to make a difference!

Our office is in a beautiful historic power plant right by the Spree river in downtown Berlin. We foster continuing education, travel between the NewStore offices (including the one in the US), and we offer tasty, catered lunches three days a week.

Our interview process typically consists of a phone screen, a technical phone interview, and an extended on-site technical interview.

If you're already in Berlin, check out our regular Tech Talks: http://www.meetup.com/de-DE/NewStore/

See all our job listings here: http://grnh.se/gmynw3

apenney 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Maxwell Health | Infrastructure Engineer | Boston, MA | REMOTE | www.maxwellhealth.com

Maxwell is a health and wellness technology company in downtown Boston. Were on a mission to transform healthcare in America by creating an awesome consumer experience for enrolling in, managing, and using benefits.

We're looking to transform our style of operating services at Maxwell and we're hiring Infrastructure Engineers to help us build out the technology and platform our engineers use to build, test, and run their services in production.

We're currently using terraform, docker, and ansible, (and jenkins) in AWS to deliver our SaaS platform. Any prior experience with these would definitely be appreciated by us!

If you're interested in helping us implement containers in Kubernetes, in transforming our approach to monitoring and metrics, or just in working closely with engineers to really build something you're proud of, come talk to me at ashley.penney@maxwellhealth.com.

SCM 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Execution Developer | Stevens Capital Management LP | Radnor, PA | ONSITE | www.scm-lp.com

Stevens Capital Management LP (SCM) is a registered investment adviser that manages a multi-billion dollar hedge fund that has been in business for 25+ years.SCM specializes in the rigorous development and disciplined implementation of empirically based quantitative trading strategies. Our highly productive team works in a fast-paced collegial environment, utilizing extensive data sets, technology and the scientific method to devise and employ trading strategies throughout the worlds most liquid financial markets.

Execution Developer

We're seeking highly driven, production-oriented developers who possess strong technical skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

Primary ResponsibilitiesDevelop and support multi-threaded applications with a strong emphasis on high performance.Optimize our multi-faceted low latency global trade execution platform using network and systems programming.Create tools to process, store and analyze quote and order data.Work closely with our quantitative research analysts, engineers and other groups to provide software solutions.

RequirementsA minimum of three years professional-level C++ programming experience in a Linux environment. A Computer Science or Mathematics degree.Outstanding problem solving skills.Knowledge of shell scripts and other languages including Java, Python or Perl is a plus.

vancouverrox123 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Method Studios | http://www.methodstudios.com/ | Full-time | Vancouver | ONSITE VISA RELOCATION SUPPORT

Have some years of Python experience? Tired of CRUD? Want to work in a very friendly team in a wonderful city (Vancouver)? Work in the technology that helps to make movies like Avengers possible?

Core Software Lead

Method's Pipeline Department writes and manages software to connect the VFX film production pipeline. Within the department, the Core team focuses on the foundation of the production system, overseeing the architecture and development of software libraries, in-house applications, and databases. These include tools for asset management, software packaging, production tracking, render farm management, inter-site collaboration, and more.

Minimum Qualification:

 Computer Science degree or equivalent experience. Python, C/C++, or other language expertise. Familiarity with Git and collaborative development workflows (code reviews, code standards, etc). Five years development experience.
Desired qualifications:

 Database experience (Both SQL and NOSQL). 2 years experience working with visual effects post-production pipelines. Familiarity with computer graphics applications (e.g. Maya, Nuke, Houdini). Familiarity with render farm software.

revisionzero 9 hours ago 0 replies      
WonderKiln | NodeJS/Meteor Backend Developer | Remote

Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Location: Remote (we are located in Akron, Ohio)

Company Name: WonderKiln

We are a small boutique consultancy, with a entirely remote team, heavily focused on great experiences (design, code, animations, etc). We take great pride in our design and development, only working on projects we build from the ground up handling design, brand, and development.

We are looking for another backend developer who is flexible and willing to work with an small existing team in a fully remote capacity. The key trait we are looking for is independence and self-motivation to tackle problems and hit deadlines. Experience with frontend development and a eye for implementing designs as per mockups/etc is a huge plus but not mandatory.

We currently work with MeteorJS as our primary framework and while experience with this is a big benefit, it's easy to pickup so if you don't have much experience, still feel free to reach out! Generally looking for experience with NodeJS, MongoDB, Angular/React/Vue, etc.

The goal is to find someone who can jump in as part-time and work on ramping their hours up from there. We are looking for someone available immediately. If interested definitely reach out with availability (hours per week), hourly rate, and past experience!

Contact: austin [at] wonderkiln.com

Looking forward to hearing from some of you!

sink 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Twilio | San Francisco, CA / Mountain View, CA | Full Time

We're a cloud communications platform for messaging, voice, and video communications.

I'm a developer on the messaging team in San Francisco, and we're looking for more software engineers to join us in building high volume, fault tolerant distributed systems. We send many, many millions of messages every day and we're expanding our reach through channels like Facebook, Viber, and others.

We build services on top of AWS using Scala, with libraries like Akka and Cats. Scala experience is not at all required. Other technologies we use include Kafka, Spark, Cassandra and MySQL.

Here is the messaging job posting: https://boards.greenhouse.io/twilio/jobs/147129#.V5-TQ9ArKL4

Twilio is hiring for many other engineering roles: https://www.twilio.com/company/jobs

dmiller-npr 8 hours ago 0 replies      
DevOps person @ NPR Digital Services

We're looking for a Senior System Administrator/DevOps person who will be primarily responsible for managing, monitoring and automating operations of a high-availability, high-scalability server infrastructure, performing in-depth performance tuning, as well as hardware troubleshooting and maintenance when necessary.

Full details available at https://careers-npr.icims.com/jobs/2794/senior-systems-admin...

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

robervin 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Swoop Search | swoopsrch.com | ONSITE Madison, WI | All positions

frontend - JavaScript/CSS/HTML: react, reflux/redux, sass, webpack, etc

backend - Python & Java: Django, numpy, PSQL, Spring, Memcached, Kafka, tomcat, etc.

Swoop is a fifteen person company based out of Madison, WI. At a high level, we focus on weighted-vectored search through large databases and other sources like WMS/WFS, csv/xml/docx, etc. The search itself is extremely user driven and utilizes a patented query interface to allow for iterative searching and analytics. The output of the search algorithm is not necessarily single results; our system focuses on patterns and groupings to present to users so they have smaller cohorts to continue dissecting and ultimately take action. We are trying to design user interfaces and search techniques to enhance human-computer interaction by building a system analogous to the human brain. This has applications in healthcare, finance, and national security.


I am Swoop's first employee; I can definitely answer any questions and will happily accept any resumes - My email is rob@swoopsrch.com

Quinn is one of three founders and will also field any questions or resumes - his email is quinn@swoopsrch.com

gregstock 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Karius Inc. | Menlo Park, CA | ONSITE | Software Architect & Sr. Full Stack Engineer

Technical phone screen followed by paired programming session on-site followed by consulting trial if mutually desired.

We are on a mission to help clinicians do more for their patients by bringing the genomic revolution to infectious disease diagnosis. We face incredibly interesting challenges in software engineering, machine learning and molecular biology, as we push the limits of diagnostics and genomic technologies. Join us on the ground-level for this exciting journey to shape our technology, product and company culture.

If you're a software engineer, we're looking for experience in front-end, back-end, intrastructure, devops, bioinformatics, and machine learning. We have a varied list of challenges; we build large data processing pipelines to analyze data from in-house DNA sequencers, separate the signal from the noise and extract what we need, and visualize this in ways that are helpful for scientists and doctor; we build web apps and tools for biologists and doctors to use to plan, conduct, and analyze experiments; we work closely with molecular biologists to analyze data generated by these experiments and develop novel computational biology methods. We use modern tools and technologies like: Python, React, TypeScript, Docker, Haskell, C#, on top of AWS services including: Lambda, Postgres, DynamoDB, RedShift, and ECS.

If any of this sounds exciting to you, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us: gstock@kariusdx.com


msprague 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Guidebook | San Francisco, CA | Fulltime, ONSITE, VISA transfer | iOS Engineer

At Guidebook, were developing mobile apps to help organizations of all types connect with their audiences. Now, at 5 years old, weve powered over 20,000 events, conferences, and guides. On average, we serve hundreds of thousands of users per week, and some of our more popular events can attract tens of thousands by themselves. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced iOS Engineer to join our team.

Best way to apply is to head over to our careers page and mention that you saw this on HN :) https://guidebook.com/careers/#open-positions

HNtribal 8 hours ago 0 replies      
TribalScale | Toronto, Canada | Full time | Onsite | http://www.tribalscale.com/

TribalScale is a mobile first company that specializes in connected devices and the Internet of Things. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, TribalScale is a rapidly growing Product Development firm that aims to collide the physical and digital worlds. Our team members have a history of partnering with some of the worlds most premium brands, helping to shepherd businesses into the connected age. We are growing extremely fast and looking for talented software engineers to support that growth.

Some of the platforms and environments that we have worked on and will be working on are: Mobile apps & Web Services (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry), Connected Cars (CarPlay, Android Auto), Smartwatches, Google Glass & Other Wearables, Connected Home,Smart TVs, Beacon solutions

We're hiring for many roles including:

- Software engineers

- Junior QA

- Designers

Please apply here https://tribalscale.workable.com or email tlui [at] tribalscale.com if youre interested in learning more.

zoenolan 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Clearmatics | London | Full Time | ONSITE

Were a fast growing startup with paying clients, an open source software business model and a lucrative target market. This brings a number of benefits, including a high level of autonomy, a flat and intimate team structure, and a lack of bureaucracy. The Clearmatics team is small but experienced, driven by motivated people who want to build innovative solutions for a market undergoing rapid change since the financial crisis.

Our interview process typically consists of a phone screen, on-site technical interview then CEO Interview

Senior UX Designer https://clearmatics.workable.com/jobs/274769

ariabuckles 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Magoosh | Berkeley, CA | FULLTIME | ONSITESenior Software Engineer

Magoosh is fixing a broken test prep industry.

Why should students have to put up with exorbitant prices for boring test prep classes and books that might not even work? Our mission is simple: create products that give students everywhere access to enjoyable, affordable, and quality test prep. We help millions study at their own pace, on their own time regardless of location, social status, or background.

Were looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us improve our products, shape engineering process, and help us grow our small (currently just Zack and I!) but impactful engineering team. So far we use Rails, PhoneGap + Angular, and ReactNative. Were hosted on AWS.

You have many of the following...

* 3+ years of software engineering experience

* Experience building and releasing web and/or mobile applications

* Experience interviewing software engineering candidates

* A passion for making a difference and leveling the education playing field

Extra credit if you have...

* Experience recruiting and hiring software engineers

* UI & UX experience

Get a feel for our company and apply here: http://magoosh.com/careers

And feel free to email me (aria@magoosh.com) or our recruitment manager Meghan (meghan@magoosh.com) if you have any questions!

tjbladez 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Benchprep | QA Engineer | Chicago (ONSITE)


We are a small group of driven, ambitious individuals committed to changing the landscape of education.

We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. We work at BenchPrep because we love it (plus benefits, competitive salary, perks etc).

We are looking for talented and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology in order to impact the lives of millions of students.Our clients include ACT, HRCI, Hobsons and many other educational companies.

Check out job description http://www.builtinchicago.org/job/software-design-engineer-t... and shoot email to nickolay@benchprep.com

mbesto 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Versame | Palo Alto, CA | Full-Time | On-site

We're changing the way the world thinks about education, one child at a time. Our first product, the Starling, is a fitbit for word tracking.

Our technology stack is mainly around JavaScript on the backend and web, Swift on iOS, and exploring JS on Android. Our stack share is here. http://stackshare.io/versame/versame

We're hiring for two software positions: (check our website for firmware)


VersaMe is hiring an experienced engineer to help us scale our back-end system capacity by more than an order of magnitude. Your initial task will be to analyze the performance and architecture of our existing implementation, identify potential bottlenecks and create an implementation plan that meets our goals for growth. You will also work closely with our mobile and web application teams to develop and deploy new product features based on metrics collected by our Starling wearable.


VersaMe is hiring an experienced engineer to help us develop a graphically-rich performant Android application in React Native. Your initial task will be to build proof of concepts around using Java and React Native around Bluetooth Low Energy and graphing libraries. You will also work closely with our backend and iOS teams to architect and develop and deploy new product features based on metrics collected by our Starling wearable.

Check us out here: https://www.versame.com/

Email hiring AT versame DOT com for more info.

Recruiters/Recruiting websites - do not send me email or you'll get INSTA-spammed-boxed.

jasoncartwright 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Potato are hiring front end web (often using AngularJS) & Python (mainly Django) developers plus UX designers & project managers ONSITE across our offices. VISA potentially available for working in the USA for British passport holders. Freelance & fulltime available.

We're a 6yr old, 110 person agency based in London, UK with offices in Bristol, UK & San Francisco Bay Area. Our clients include Google, PayPal, Skype, and a number of startups. We're part of the AKQA network.

Our work spans (and sometimes defies) categorisation and is used by over a billions people a year. Recent interesting projects include tracking an Antarctic expedition, organising the world's artworks, mapping DDoS attacks and Syrian regime defections, and aiding rapid collaboration inside companies.


Production Manager (Bristol): https://p.ota.to/jobs/production-manager-bristol/

Junior Project Manager (Bristol): https://p.ota.to/jobs/junior-project-manager-bristol/

Director Of Business Development (London): https://p.ota.to/jobs/director-of-business-development-londo...

mrmondo 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Rushing to catch a flight but Infoxchange (@infoxchange on twitter) is hiring several mid/senior level dev and a dev / technical dev team lead roles that all work closely with the ops team I lead there.

Don't have time to do he full blurb right now but we're an awesome not-for-profit organisation based mainly in Melbourne, various areas of the business provide different services to other NFPs and community organisations as well as products that have been funded by winning awards / challenges (such as the google impact challenge last year) to assist people that are homeless, at-risk, need mental health support, trauma counselling, refugee assistance etc...

A big (main) part of that is designing, building, maintaining and improving a number of different web based applications and services that link to each other for things like patient management, electronic referral etc...

Main language in dev is Python and PHP, and in my team is Puppet, Ruby and whatever else is the best tool for the job and organisation, lots of really new tech, I'm quite proud of us in many ways being very early adopters of new and interesting tech in the OSS world and we contribute back a lot as well.

Very transparent organisation with quite a flat layout and essentially no internally bureaucracy, it's the only job in my life where I wake up on a Monday morning and want to go to the office!

Really got to rush off now but please check out https://www.infoxchange.org or twitter.com/infoxchange and get in contact if you're looking for work in Melbourne and you share our vision that underpins every decision we make: 'Technology For Social Justice'.


woodcut 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Berlin, Germany | Fraugster | ONSITE | VISA

Were looking for experienced SRE / devops specialists interested in building high performance scalable backend services for real-time anti-fraud detection. Weve built our own stack from the ground up and work with kubernetes, coreos and docker. Youll need 3-5 years of experience building similar backend systems with a focus on writing high quality maintainable code. The salary is competitive, the environment quiet and relaxed, have a look at our website https://fraugster.com for more information specific to the roles. The position is on-site at our Berlin office, we will consider applicants who need a visa.

jrowley 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Integrated Healthcare Association | Oakland, CA | Manager, Data & Analytics | Full Time | On Site | Competitive Salary + 401k + Full Health + subsidized gym membership + other perks

We're a small non-profit healthcare group focused on bringing together disparate healthcare actors to push the needle of healthcare quality and innovation. With 20 years in California's healthcare space, we have the connections, reputation, and expertise to make significant change.

* Do you enjoy creating coherent data models from many disparate data channels?

* Do you enjoy uncovering and conveying insights from organizing data?

* Do you enjoy overseeing a small team of enthusiastic professionals?

We're looking for Data & Analytics Manager to manage all facets of data strategy and organization across our myriad of projects. Due to our company's relatively small size, the role is very broad, and the ideal candidate is well rounded, both technically, and otherwise. If interested, please contact jrowley@iha.org and include "Manager, Data & Analytics" in the subject line. If you've got questions, feel free to reply to this post directly or reach out via email. We will do our best to reply to your submission in a timely fashion but apologies in advance for any delays.

skrebbel 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ONSITE.

We're looking for allround developers at a (currently unnamed) messaging startup. Our platform is hardly in beta yet but we already have a growing number of paying customers.

We're a tiny team (4, currently) that values quality over quantity. Stack: ES6/react, Elixir, and a little Node. We're modestly funded and the founders have full control. Founders are a designer and a developer (me), so no explaining to manager types why, say, code maintainability or good UX are worth your time.

The "ONSITE" mentioned above means that we'd like you to live near enough that you can make it to the office occasionally. No worries if it's not biking distance, once a week is fine. Our office is awesome and next to the train station.

I'm travelling so best get in touch with my cofounder at hello@klets.com

tjbladez 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Benchprep | Senior Engineer | Chicago (ONSITE)


We are a small group of driven, ambitious individuals committed to changing the landscape of education.

We work hard, eat well, and have lots of fun. We work at BenchPrep because we love it (plus benefits, competitive salary, perks etc).

We are looking for talented and motivated professionals who are excited about the chance to leverage technology in order to impact the lives of millions of students.Our clients include ACT, HRCI, Hobsons and many other educational companies.

Check out job description http://www.builtinchicago.org/job/senior-engineer-6 and shoot email to nickolay@benchprep.com

Infosourcer 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Cloudera | Palo Alto & San Francisco CA | ONSITE

/looking/for/a.job ?

You want to make a REAL difference? Join the team at Cloudera and help answer the world's biggest questions.

Cloudera is looking for mid-senior level engineers who have a passion for distributed systems, Hadoop, open source, test & automation, to name a few.

We work alongside the Open Source community to do things with data that have never been done, on a scale & at a speed that no one has ever seen.

When you work at/with Cloudera, you work with the leaders & innovators in Big Data.Those who think "data first" think Cloudera. The ability to use unlimited data in unlimited ways is transforming entire businesses.

Thats why many of the worlds leading organizations trust Cloudera to help them answer the biggest questions.

Because when you ask bigger questions, you get bigger answers. And that makes ANYTHING possible.

To learn more about Cloudera & all our new, hot openings, visit our Careers site http://bit.ly/ClouderaIsHiring

sdillingham 8 hours ago 0 replies      
KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) is hiring:

Applications Developer (Audio) | Los Angeles | Full-Time

Some of the biggest names in public radio - NPR, KPCC, WNYC, and WHYY - are partnering to build a system that simplifies the workflow and delivery of on-demand and podcast audio. Our goal is to create the platform that many public radio stations use to power their digital audio future.

Were looking for a passionate developer to build the core systems and services around audio upload, management and delivery. If you're a dev who loves podcasts and public radio, this is a unique opportunity to have an impact on the future of the industry. Developers on our team work across the stack to build web applications, and get excited about learning new things. Most of our apps are written using Rails, Ruby, Javascript, Node.js and the Elastic stack.

The development of this project will be led by the product team at KPCC. We're based in Pasadena. If you're interested, check out our full posting here: http://bit.ly/1m8yQps.

sirtastic 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Insureio Technologies | Sacramento, CA | Ruby on Rails | Full-Time | ONSITE | $70 - $110k

Think SalesForce but specifically for the insurance industry.

Please contact ccunningham[at]pinneyinsurance.com

ahaefner 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab | Berkeley, CA | Scientific Engineering Associate

We use computer vision and machine learning to improve gamma-ray radiation detection and mapping. For example, we have used these techniques to map contamination, in real-time, in 3-D in Fukushima, Japan. We integrate LiDAR and visual sensors with gamma-ray detectors on handheld and aerial platforms (UAVs).

We are looking for an engineer who is interested in working with computer vision sensors. This can include: building multi-sensor packages with small computers, designing and implementing algorithms and analyzing data. We use ROS, Linux and scientific Python. Some interest/background in physics could be helpful.https://lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&...

rossnanop 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Komand | Front-end Engineer | Full Time | Onsite | Cambridge, MA

Komand is building a security orchestration and automation platform for security processes (email triage, incident response, provisioning/de-provisioning users, threat hunting, etc.). Think IFTTT.com for security. Our main goal is to improve the efficiency of security teams.

We're looking for a front-end engineer to help us deliver an awesome user experience. Security tools have historically had terrible UI/UX, and you'll be helping us push the industry forward.

We use React, Flux (Alt), and SCSS, but experience with any modern front-end technologies will do! (Redux, AngularJS, Backbone, LESS, etc.) For more details and to apply, check out the job description here: https://angel.co/komand/jobs/147390-front-end-engineer

KaratTeam 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Karat | Expert Interviewer | REMOTE

Hiring top talent is a critical activity for all companies, yet the way organizations interview candidates is broken. Interviewing is a time consuming process that is rarely data-driven. Here at Karat, we see a massive opportunity to transform the interviewing experience for every candidate and company.

Join out elite community of Expert Interviewers.

As an Expert Interviewer, you will be compensated at highly competitive rates for your interviewing expertise. The time commitment is flexible---many of our interviews happen on nights and weekends. Some experts do 5 interviews/week while others do over 20 interviews/week. You can work from anywhere, anytime. You will sharpen your interviewing skills and transform the interviewing experience for every candidate and company.

Apply Here: https://jobs.lever.co/karat/d44ab283-c7c0-4bbd-b8c3-4dc0ced6...

sayangel 8 hours ago 0 replies      
InsiteVR | Brooklyn, NY | Full Time

-- What We Do --

InsiteVR (YC W15) is building a virtual reality platform that helps architects and designers easily present 3D spaces in virtual reality. Challenges we're working on: networked VR experiences, efficient mesh compression for smooth VR performance, novel VR user interfaces, data analytics of user interactions in VR, and making the development of VR experiences as accessible as possible to anyone who can generate 3D content.

--What We're Looking For--Unity Dev - We're looking for a unity developer in NYC to help improve our VR app.

Graphics engineer - build upon our existing mesh optimization framework.

Dev Ops - help us refine and scale our cloud based mesh processing pipeline.

Sales BDR - Bring VR to every architecture and construction firm in the world.

Some of the challenges youll be tackling: destroying draw calls that dont need to exist, implementing easy to use VR interfaces, improving Unity interface with our cloud based mesh optimization pipeline, and optimizing our VR app with both pre-processing and realtime techniques.

More info here: https://angel.co/insitevr-1/jobs

or just email me: angel[at]insitevr.com

caitlinspothero 10 hours ago 0 replies      
SpotHero | Chicago, IL | http://spothero.comSpotHero is changing parking, and our tools will redefine the transportation industry. With over a million cars parked, fast growth, and solid funding (https://angel.co/spothero), SpotHero offers countless ways to make an impact on the company and your career.

Senior Backend Engineer - http://spothero.com/careers/124847As a member of our Backend team, you will be responsible for building all things related to the backend horsepower that powers our website, our API, and our native apps!

Senior Data Engineer - https://spothero.com/careers/242762Our Senior Data Engineer with be responsible for building and maintaining our data pipelines, deploying computational resources for data science/analytics initiatives, and creating tools to help teams throughout the company make better decisions and customers have a better experience with our product.

To apply, please email your resume to jobs@spothero.com. Include any github account, linkedin profile, and any project that youre particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.

njay 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Hipmunk | San Francisco, CA | ONSITE

Looking for Android, iOS, DevOps, and machine learning engineers.


Travel is a huge industry and we're shaking it up. We consistently lead the pack in every measure of customer love (net promoter scores, app store ratings, etc) because delightful customer experiences in travel are why we exist. We value the same high standards in our code and people. We value learning and growth (and not having bored people) and invest regular time in doing so. For example, every other Friday is open time for you to spend time becoming a better engineer. Our stack is built on PostgreSQL, Redis, Python, nginx, HBase, Coffeescript, React/Redux, es6, Swift, and a few more things. Steve, our cofounder, built Reddit with many of those and they've proven solid throughout the years.

We hire diverse, well-rounded, communicative people we can envision being friends with and trusting. Our projects tend to be 1-2 engineers max so trust and accountability is required for us to work. Also helps us keep processes & overhead low. We appreciate that we've built a reasonably-sized, high-powered team so far (55 employees incl. 30 engineers) and are always striving to be the best place to work for them. We're looking for folks that love all of the above and will help us keep our standards high. You can go to www.hipmunk.com/jobs if you're interested!

cedricd 8 hours ago 0 replies      
WeWork | NYC | Fulltime | Onsite

WeWork is looking for a Lead Data Engineer esponsible for building out the Data engineering team, managing the technical development process, and driving forward our data infrastructure.

We're growing fast and need help to continue building a team that influences all aspects of the business, from our member-facing social network to the way we manage and design our spaces.

You can apply directly at the listing here https://boards.greenhouse.io/wework/jobs/194515?gh_jid=19451...

We also have openings for software engineers and leads. https://www.wework.com/careers#digitalcedric@wework.com

WeWork transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative work spaces and provides infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love.

yasserf 7 hours ago 0 replies      
deepstreamHub | Berlin | Junior Developer | Full Time | Onsite

deepstreamHub is the company behind deepstream.io, an opensource server focused on powering modern realtime applications ranging from financial and collaboration apps to IoT and multiplayer gaming.

We are looking for a junior developer with a bit of nodeJS experience to join us developing deepstream.io and its client libraries, as well as providing it as a hosted version via deepstreamHub. The role will touch on distributed systems, live system tests as well as opensource community outreach and evangelism!

We are a small international team from all around the world in the heart of Berlin.

You can checkout position details here: https://deepstreamhub.com/careers/junior-developer/

revisionzero 9 hours ago 0 replies      
WonderKiln | UI/UX & Illustration Designer | Remote

Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Location: Remote (we are located in Akron, Ohio)

Company Name: WonderKiln

This one is a bit more straight forward (posted a dev opportunity too), we are also looking for a part-time/full-time designer to jump into a existing design team. The main focus is on UI/UX Designer but with a talent for illustration to aid in crafting assets and moving the experience forward.

Similar to the dev opportunity above, the main focus is on independence and hitting deadlines while having almost complete free-reign! The projects will vary quite a bit so looking for someone flexible to jump between projects but who is also quite capable with regards to Web and App design w/ illustration.

Design-wise we have a small group already but are looking to expand it with someone very focused and dedicated time-wise. Happy to share our existing designs/buildouts upon request!

Like the dev opportunity above, we are looking for someone to jump in as part-time and work on ramping their hours up from there. We are looking for someone available immediately. If interested definitely reach out with availability (hours per week), hourly rate, and design examples!

Contact: austin [at] wonderkiln.com

Looking forward to hearing from some of you!

botswana99 7 hours ago 0 replies      
DataKitchen | Boston/Cambridge, MA, ONSITE full time| Full Stack Senior Software Engineer (Angular, CoffeeScript, Python, AWS, big data, Redshift) | http://www.datakitchen.io/

At DataKitchen we help make Analytics Agile. Increasingly Analytic Teams are tasked with delivering both original insight and production analytics. At DataKitchen we have created the worlds first company focused on enabling Agile Analytic Operations. We do that by providing an Agile Analytic Operations product and consulting services to build, operate, train and transfer an Agile Analytic Environment. Our company is profitable, stable, rapidly growing and stock will be part of the package.

We offer competitive pay, benefits like a company funded 401K, experienced team (we all code), amazing customers, equity, and a cool office location. Contact info@datakitchen.io

resolaibohp 11 hours ago 0 replies      
Ria Digital | Full Time | onsite | Denver, Colorado

Ria Digital is a new organization within Ria Financial that is focused on developing new ways to move money including linking the digital world to the physical / brick & mortar world, and to provide choice and convenience to our customers.

We are a small team located on the 16th street mall in Denver, Colorado.

Currently looking for full stack software engineers and a senior UI developer for RiaMoneyTransfer.com, HiFX.co.uk and XE.com.

Technologies: .net c# asp.net-mvc sql-server javascript git

Email me personally with your resume and a little bit about yourself. DMilmont@riafinancial.com

gedmark 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Astranis (YC W16) | San Francisco, CA | Full-Time | Onsite | US Citizen or Green Card

Were building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites. Our mission is to help bring the 4 billion people online who are without internet. And to pull it off we have to reinvent 30 GHz radios in space using SDRs.

Work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. Well-funded, but still a very small team that moves fast. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be ok with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

Roles were hiring for include:

* Electrical -- PCB design, layout, bringup, test. Bonus: experience with fault-tolerant electronics, power systems, or high speed digital design

* Mechanical -- design, build, and test deployables and mechanisms. Should be experienced in stress and thermal analysis

* Aerospace/controls -- implement solutions to 6 DOF, non-linear control problems. Experience with spacecraft controls is a plus but not required.

* RF/Microwave -- work across a broad range including microwave system-level design, RF PCB design, and antenna design, simulation, and characterization.

* DSP/FPGA -- program FPGA hardware, develop custom DSP IP cores and integrate off-the-shelf IP cores

Please email john@astranis.com if youre interested in learning more.

cbogie 7 hours ago 1 reply      
Mesosphere, Inc. is hiring a variety of software engineers to help build the Datacenter Operating System, based upon Apache Mesos. If you're looking to work on distributed systems, large clusters at scale, containers & microservices, and big data frameworks, we'd love to hear from you. Languages we use include Scala, Java, Erlang, Go, C++, Python, & Javascript.

We start the process with an intro call, then a coding challenge + review call, followed by a full day of onsite interviews.

Software Engineer openings:

-Infinity (SF): http://grnh.se/rjxb2e

-Infinity (Hamburg): http://grnh.se/65hfdt

-Marathon (SF & Hamburg: http://grnh.se/pab62x

-Networking (SF & Hamburg): http://grnh.se/5psoa0

-Frontend (SF & Hamburg): http://grnh.se/f3wyvu

-Mesos (SF & Hamburg): http://grnh.se/2daykb

-Test (SF & Hamburg): http://grnh.se/y40372

-Intern (SF & Hamburg): http://grnh.se/a4052y

-Partner (SF): http://grnh.se/h1anxj

We are hiring for full time roles in our SF, CA and Hamburg, Germany offices, but interns, remote, visa are all ok.

All openings:http://grnh.se/x0enob

ndonewar 9 hours ago 0 replies      
GetThere / Sabre | Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (Southlake) | ONSITE

We're looking for a web application developer to join our travel technology team. We're responsible for the user interface of the GetThere online booking system, which is used by millions of business travelers in over 90 countries. Our team consists of about 10 people, which includes developers, automation engineers, UX designers, and a product owner. We work closely together in short sprints and collaborate with our other teams to deliver our product.

The user interface is a server-side application, so we split our coding time on both front-end (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and back-end (Java). Java experience isn't strictly necessary if you've worked with a comparable technology and are motivated to learn. We also handle accessibility, web security, internationalization, unit tests, and web automation tests. The system has been around for a while, and we're continuously refining and improving it.

Let me know if you have any questions, or apply here:https://sabre.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=01...

indeed30 9 hours ago 0 replies      
OpenSignal | http://opensignal.com/ | Angel, London | ONSITE

Our mission is to become the global authority on wireless networks; our Wifi and mobile signal crowdsourcing apps have been downloaded over 15 million times, our public reports reach a wide audience and our OpenSignal Insights are purchased by key players in the telco industry. We need to expand our team to enable us to deal with the terabytes of data we crowdsource more effectively. Youll also be making our clients happier (and helping us grow) by developing more-extensive and more-accurate measurements of critical aspects of cellular networks.

We're looking for a Back-end Developer / Data Engineer to take responsibility for existing core data products, including the newly built online platform of OpenSignal Insights, as well as internal reporting tools that help us grow by providing our marketing and sales team with critical information. We're also looking for a Data Analyst to work on competitive benchmarking of network operators and new analyses of our key metrics. Youll be supported in all of these responsibilities by Ajay and Joe (that's me), experienced data scientists with relevant Telco and math PhD backgrounds.

Contact join@opensignal.com with any queries. Apply via the workable links below:

Back-end Developer / Data Engineer: https://opensignal-limited.workable.com/jobs/293248Data Analyst: https://opensignal-limited.workable.com/jobs/296676

ppandey 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Asana (https://asana.com/jobs/eng) | San Francisco, CA . New York, NY | ONSITE Software Engineers (generalists and specialists: mobile, web, api, infra, security)Were a mid-stage startup (~250 people) building a SaaS product that allows teams to track their work and achieve their most ambitious goals. We closed our Series C financing round earlier this year and are looking to grow our team with engineers who want to build enterprise software that delights users while ensuring the highest level of security, availability and performance. We're hiring across all of our teams, each of which has 2-5 engs at a time and is responsible for projects from inception through launch and beyond. We value distributed responsibility, mindfulness, and maximizing impact, which leads to an engineering culture that focuses on shipping quickly (and sustainably) as well as mentorship.Our interview process consists of a written test, phone interview, followed by on-site interviews. You can view our interviewing guide at http://asa.na/interview Here are a few links if you are interested in learning more:

Engineering Blog: https://blog.asana.com/category/eng/

Asana's vision doc and where we are going: http://asa.na/vision

Our co-founder Dustin on why work-life balance is so important to us: http://asa.na/live-well

Please email me at hn@asana.com if you're interested in our engineering positions.

sk8tadmon 5 hours ago 0 replies      
goPuff | Philadelphia, PA| iOS, backend, frontend, and Android Engineers | Full Time | ONSITE

goPuff is eliminating the need for convenience stores. We deliver convenience store items, as well as vaporizors, hookahs, kitchen items, and alcohol in 30 minutes or less! We're growing at an incredible rate and looking to ramp up our engineering team. If you're looking to work for a lively, young startup, please apply! Job descriptions available at

http://www.indeed.com/q-Gopuff-l-Philadelphia,-PA-jobs.html or reach out directly at hiring@goPuff.com

Our interview process is relatively simple:1) A phone or in-person non-technical interview2) A technical interview given over Skype or GH3) If necessary, one more in-person non-technical interview

Articles: http://www.wdrb.com/story/32132228/gopuff-raises-825-million....http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/morning_roundup/2016....http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160207_Drexel_studen....

lukevers 9 hours ago 0 replies      
MM.LaFleur - https://mmlafleur.com/ | New York City, NY | Software Engineer | ONSITE

We're a small engineering team in need of more engineers to help build out not only new features and a better experience for our customers, but internal tools that will allow us to continue to scale and grow at the fast pace that we are growing.

We're looking for engineers that love what they do and aren't afraid to tackle difficult problems. We use a variety of modern programming languages and tools like PHP, HTML, SCSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Go, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Objective-C.

MM.LaFleur is a professional womenswear company that aims to be the go-to wardrobe solution for modern women of purpose by delivering luxury-quality clothing via a seamless, direct-to-consumer stylist experience.

Our hiring process usually consists of a phone conversation and one or two technical interviews. We offer a competitive sallary, benefits, and other perks.

If you're interested, you can send me a casual email at luke.evers@mmlafleur.com to say hello, or apply directly here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/mmlafleur/jobs/134873

No recruiters please

thoughtpalette 6 hours ago 0 replies      
NelsonCash | Chicago, IL | FE Web Developer | ONSITE Full-time

We're looking for a mid-level FE developer who's familiar with Angular.js ( or other similar frameworks ).

NelsonCash is a creative studio with roots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Named after two artists defined by their musical storytelling, Nelson Cash is a team that approaches creative from a different perspective. We believe in fostering relationships with our clients on a simple guiding principle - your project is unique, and unique challenges require unique solutions. Our perspective allows us to strategize wisely, design quickly, and develop holistically from the ground up.

Please feel free to email me with your credentials (S.O., Github, Resume): chris [at] nelsoncash [dot] com

luminousbit 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Chargify | https://www.chargify.com | REMOTE | Full time Product Manager

We pride ourselves on our core values: http://chargify.fish and hope to find a candidate that demonstrates these core values in their professional and personal life.

Chargifys mission is to simplify the complexities of running a subscription business that collects recurring revenue. Our product handles customer signups, subscription management, billing and retention so companies can focus on what is important - growing their business.

Chargify is 5 years old, profitable, and growing every month. We have an open, amiable CEO who engages customers on a daily basis, a CTO with a clear vision of the company's path forward, a stable of seasoned entrepreneurs as backers and advisors, and a close-knit team of remote workers that make Chargify better every day.

Position: Product Manager

We're looking for someone who shares our passion for our product and who will find ways to help our merchants succeed. We want to find someone whose communication skills and whose empathy in interacting with our customers match their technical skills.

To apply: http://chargify.applytojob.com/apply/kU256g/Product-Manager

jmeth 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Solute | Senior DevOps Engineer | Denver, CO / San Diego, CA | Full-Time

Description: We're working on some of our customer's most complex problems involving Containers, Automation and Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI / CD) and are looking for talented Software Engineers, System Administrators, Network Engineers and DevOps Engineers to build out infrastructure using tools like Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, ELK and more. We'll be asking you to work on varied, complex systems that involve advancing big data platforms and networks. We'll need you to provide expert advice and guidance to high-performing team members and customers regarding specific technical aspects of systems or concept development.

Contact: metheney.josh[at]solute.us

Company: Solute is an organization of world class technologists that builds cutting edge technology in Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Advanced Networking, and Hyper Converged Computing. We foster an open, innovative work environment and collaborate daily on building the latest and greatest technology solutions on the planet. http://solute.us/adv_concepts/

Interview Process: 1 phone screen (20-30 min) + 1 technical phone interview (1 - 2 hrs) + 1 on site interview (half day)

Full Listings: https://solute.workable.com/

svec 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Robot | Bedford, MA (just outside of Boston, MA) and Pasadena, CA | ONSITE

Looking for great work-life balance at a job where you can say "I can't find my keyboard under all these robots!" ? Want a place with half-day Fridays during the summer so you can spend extra time with your family on Friday afternoons? Then iRobot might be the place for you.

We blend cutting-edge research and practical engineering to build useful and affordable robots.

We're looking for smart people 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.)

We're looking for software engineers of all sorts: iOS, embedded, test, also some more hardcore robotics stuff.

Check out all our openings here: http://www.irobot.com/About-iRobot/Careers.aspx

Email me directly if you'd like to know more: csvec and then guess the rest, it might involve irobot and a com.

Please email even if you're not sure if you're a match; I'm always happy to talk to other HN'ers!

gbernitz 3 hours ago 0 replies      
San Mateo, California rewardStyle senior back-end engineer and software engineering manager. open-source stack, python, javascript, golang. looking for people with web scale experience. respond at jobs@rewardstyle.com (dallas too)
dcalendly 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Calendly.com | https://calendly.com | Atlanta, GA | ONSITE

Calendly makes life easy for business professionals and their customers by streamlining appointment scheduling through simple, beautiful software.

Senior Rails Developer (https://calendly.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06zdu?referer=hacke...)

Senior Product Manager (https://calendly.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk067u3?referer=hacke...)

UX/UI Designer (https://calendly.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06d99?referer=hacke...)

C++ Developer (https://calendly.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06zdj?referer=hacke...)

Email me: danielle@calendly.com

DiegoSM 5 hours ago 0 replies      
Tenfold | Austin, TX | Full-Time | On-Site | Site Reliability Engineer | Systems Architect

As a Site Reliability Engineer at Tenfold you will build out the real-time infrastructure to power the world's first artificial intelligence for sales. You will be setting up and maintaining our cloud-based infrastructure and work to constantly improve our performance and reliability. You will also work closely with developers to set up continuous delivery and ensure that new features can be deployed quickly and smoothly.

You will be part of a team of engineers with a healthy mix of systems and software engineering skills, executing in a fast paced environment. This involves ensuring that software products that touch the physical world are always available and performant under exponential growth conditions. Responsibilities: Drive efficiencies in systems and processes: capacity planning, configuration management, performance tuning, monitoring and root cause analysis.

Requirement: Good programming skills in one of C++/Java, Javascript, Python or Go, and an ability to pick up new ones. Experience in the Linux environment and a good understanding of its fundamentals and internals: filesystems and modern memory management, threads and processes, the user/kernel-space divide, etc. A good understanding of large-scale distributed systems in practice, including multi-tier architectures, application security, monitoring and storage systems.

Apply: https://tenfold.workable.com/jobs/295347

Contact: diego@tenfold.com

arnvald 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Kaligo | https://www.kaligo.com | On-site, Full-time | Singapore | Visa sponsorship

* Senior backend developer: http://sg.startupjobs.asia/sg/job/18385-senior-software-deve...

* Senior front-end developer: http://sg.startupjobs.asia/sg/job/18384-senior-software-deve...

We're a mix of a booking platform and loyalty provider. Our users may book hotels and either pay with cash and earn miles in their airlines'/banks' loyalty programs, or (for selected partners) redeem their miles.

We launched our first product in October 2014 and since then we grew to team of 30. Now we're looking for senior developers to join us and help us building new, more advanced products, and improve our practices and quality of the codebase. There's a lot of challenges ahead of us and we need a solid, hard-working people to overcome them.We are a Singapore-based company with an international team (more than 10 different nationalities). As long as you're willing to relocate to South-East Asia, we're open to talk to you.

Keywords: Ruby, Elixir, JavaScript, AngularJS, AWS, functional languages, single page application.

You can apply via provided links or simply contact me at greg@kaligo.com

emilong 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Haus | https://haus.com/ | San Francisco, CA | ONSITE | FULL-TIME

Were a small, well-funded, early stage startup tackling the $50B+ market of residential real estate looking to bring on our third engineer.

Node backend, React + Redux + ES6 + etc frontend. We're looking to hire an experienced full stack engineer who is excited about a collaborative, inclusive environment to produce high-quality code.


You can see the requirements in the link above, but here are a few non-requirements:

* Identification with a particular gender, race, or national origin.

* Sharing the same hobbies or beliefs as the other members of the team.

* A certain level of activity on a Github account.

* A minimum reputation level on StackOverflow.

abeh 6 hours ago 0 replies      
HoneyBook | Senior Front-end Engineer | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | Onsitehttps://boards.greenhouse.io/honeybook/jobs/195308#.V5-addAr...

HoneyBook | Front-end Engineer | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | Onsitehttps://boards.greenhouse.io/honeybook/jobs/239143#.V5-apdAr...

We're building a market network [1] for creative professionals, starting in the events industry. We have a workflow product that members love, and now we're working on building the network and marketplace on top. The team is great and the work is challenging, and although we're growing fast, it remains feeling small because we take care to keep it that way.

Stack: Rails, Angular

Info: https://www.honeybook.com/careers

Check the descriptions in the links, and let me know if you have any questions.I'm Abe, one of the front-end engineers: abe@honeybook.com

We're also looking for other product people - you can ask me about these roles too!

HoneyBook | Senior Product Manager, Growth | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | Onsitehttps://boards.greenhouse.io/honeybook/jobs/256388#.V5-avdAr...

HoneyBook | Senior UX Designer | San Francisco, CA | Full-time | Onsitehttps://boards.greenhouse.io/honeybook/jobs/143687#.V5-aydAr...


[1] https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-netw...

colbyaley 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Reflect | Senior Software Engineers | Portland, OR | ONSITE

Were looking to add experienced software engineers to our team to help build, scale, and manage our hosted and on-prem platforms. Engineers in these roles will help define much of the technical direction of Reflect. Youll get to work with everyone on our small team and wear lots of different hats, both technical and non-technical.Reflect is considered infrastructure by our customers so service availability is extremely important to our business. We all practice DevOps and we deploy our stack amongst many different cloud providers. Were golang on the backend and ES6/React on the front end with some services and tools written in Ruby.Reflect is the API for data visualization, solving the data visualization problem for developers the way Twilio solves communication, Stripe solves payments, and Sendgrid solves email: by making it a service. With Reflect, developers can add data visualization to their web and mobile applications in minutes.email me: colby@reflect.io or checkout our postings at http://bit.ly/1VwMy4z

cure 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Curoverse | Boston, MA | preferred on site, remote possible | full time

Open source startup developing the GPL Arvados (http://arvados.org) (https://github.com/curoverse/arvados) platform for massive scale storage and processing of biomedical big data.

Hiring process: phone screen, coding assignment, in-person interviews with the team

https://curoverse.com/about | https://curoverse.com/jobs

---- Senior Software Developer (Golang) ----

Seeking experienced software developers to join our team. We are polyglot programmers who like hacking on distributed systems and learning new things. You'll be working mostly in Go and Python.

---- Python-Enabled Bioinformatician ----

Build Common Workflow Language (CWL) analysis pipelines for Arvados using common tools (bwa, bowtie, freebayes, gatk, picard, etc) and your own scripts. Document them for other people to learn from.

temuze 9 hours ago 0 replies      
New York City - Moat

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

1) Analytics

Moat Analytics analyzes content and advertisements for many of the most trafficked websites on the Internet. We give customers metrics like ad viewability, attention and user engagement. We were one of the first companies to begin measuring viewability and we helped make these metrics a standard in the online ad industry.

2) Search

Moat Search tells you who's advertising where online. This allows us to give advertisers, publishers and other adtech companies an overview of the entire online ad ecosystem. Our customers can see their competitors' ad campaigns, find prospects by seeing the clients of similar companies or see trends in the industry before anyone else. We have a free product, moat.com and a premium product, Moat Pro.

We just raised $50M and we're still growing very quickly:


Both technical and non-technical openings can be found at moat.com/jobs

Questions? Email me at rodrigo.menezes <at> moat.com

anamexis 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Verba Software is hiring!http://verbasoftware.com/

Software Engineer | San Francisco | On Site | Full Time, Part Time possible

Verba Software is a small, mature company partnering with college bookstores to make course materials more affordable for students. About 350 colleges and universities use our applications to collect textbook adoptions from professors, acquire low-cost inventory and price textbooks competitively.

We are looking for senior-level engineers to join our team. Our stack is Ruby on Rails, MySQL on RDS, AWS with Chef, CoffeeScript and Backbone on the front end.

Message us if: You want to help make education better. You've got strong Rails knowledge, experience with dev ops, solid testing practices, and a good head for architecture.

If you're interested, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@verbasoftware.com

codelitt 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Codelitt Incubator | Miami | Full-time | ONSITE / REMOTE

Position: Software Engineer with Game Dev/3D Experience - Mobile experience a bonus

Product: Interactive Virtual and Altered Reality and data viz for Hololens.

You'll help a team of talented designers and other engineers build an interactive data visualization experience for the Hololens. You'll also be tackling some other POCs and R&D projects. Preferably you're also interested in learning new technology.

We look for smart people who solve problems regardless of background/education. We prefer teams who can pick up new technologies quickly and solve problems over monolithic experts.

Contact: halisson@codelitt.com and vincent@codelitt.com

Job description and more about the company here: https://angel.co/l/PWitt

We build a ton of products and use a ton of technology across the web, mobile, machine learning, robotics, VR/AR and AI. We have a great team, a profitable company, a great culture, and we'd love to hear from you.

danjwilson 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Unmade - https://www.unmade.com | London, UK | Full-time, ONSITE

Unmade is building a vertically-integrated customisation platform for the fashion industry. Weve created the software to create unique manufacturing as a scaleable service. This allows customers to get involved in the design process, see a photo-realistic preview of their garment, and have it knitted on one of our in-house industrial knitting machines. We're now partnering with bigger brands to take these tools to a global scale and are working to integrate our technology in a range of websites and factories throughout the world.

All of our backend code is written in Python, from our Django-based websites, through to our knitting machine compiler. We practice continuous deployment, using Docker on AWS.

We're looking for a Senior Python developer to help us out across our full product range. Prior knowledge of knitting is not required!

Background about the business:

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/fashion/fashion-knitwear-u....

Knitting Industry: http://www.knittingindustry.com/unmade-studio-its-knitwear-m....

Email dan@unmade.com with a CV and GitHub profile if you're interested!

mcullinan 9 hours ago 0 replies      
CANOPY INNOVATIONS | New York, NY | Onsite | http://www.canopyapps.com/

Looking for:

* Full Stack Developer (Python, Rails) - https://angel.co/l/KPuWS

* Strategic Account Executive - https://angel.co/l/Qfejz

Why Canopy?

- We're a small, tight-knit team located in the heart of NYC, working to solve the language barrier problem in healthcare and improve the health of millions.

- Canopy has won multiple innovation awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Pilot Health Tech NYC.

- Our products are used across 30+ medical schools and hundreds of hospitals and clinics.

- Lots of perks! Competitive salary and benefits, generous vacation and personal time, equity, 401k matching, free snacks/coffee/tea/beer, gym reimbursement, etc.

If you're interested in joining a sharp, motivated team solving big problems and doing something to improve the world -- send your info to mcullinan@canopyapps.com or submit via https://angel.co/l/EeNqS

jvehent 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Firefox Services Security Engineer | Mozilla | Remote (GMT-4 to GMT-9)

Mozillas Services Security Team is looking for an ambitious Security Engineer to help us protect the back-end services that power Firefox and serve millions of users worldwide.


* develop, implement and operate controls to secure online services and web APIs

* Assist developers in auditing and hardening the security of web applications

* Implement techniques to detect and block abuses of our services

* Advocate security across the organization, be a teacher for security.

See the job listing: https://careers.mozilla.org/position/oQ1k3fwY

etjossem 8 hours ago 0 replies      
SendGrid | Software Engineers, Test/QA, Ops | Bay Area, Denver, Orange County | Full Time

At SendGrid, you'll help send a huge portion of the world's meaningful email. Whether it's an instant receipt after an Uber ride or an Airbnb booking confirmation, we deliver it. Our platform team works on tough scaling challenges, while our applications team maintains an informative analytics dashboard for our customers.

The people here are absolutely fantastic - we bring in the best and trust them to get the job done. We're about 300 strong, and we've been growing fast for seven years. Everyone gets competitive salaries, generous pre-IPO options, flexible hours, catered lunch, an annual trip to Mexico ... that list goes on for a while.

Apply: http://grnh.se/xes14l#job-list. If you have questions or want a current engineer's perspective (I'm on the Applications & Services team), my email's in my profile.

jeffdiclemente 10 hours ago 0 replies      
MathWorks (http://www.mathworks.com) | Natick, MA (Boston Metro) | Senior C++ Software Engineer | Full-time | ONSITE

Were a small, highly collaborative team at the MathWorks working on building C++ micro services. Our work combines the speed and efficiency of C++ with the design principles of service oriented architecture to create a pluggable framework. We actively contribute and engage in the open source community through our involvement with CppMicroServices (http://cppmicroservices.org/ ). I personally enjoy the opportunity to work in the open source community while also operating in a large company.

Were searching for a self-motivated, curious and collaborative Senior C++ Software Engineer to enhance our team.

The interview process begins with a couple phone calls followed by an on-site interview which includes a presentation and interviews with multiple team members.

More information about the position can be found here: http://www.mathworks.com/company/jobs/opportunities/15732-se....

If you are interested please apply through this link.

Feel free to ping me at Jeff.DiClemente [at] mathworks.com with questions related to this role.

rvk86 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Polymath Ventures | Bogot, Colombia | Full-stack developer | Full-time | ONSITE

Come and work for the coolest startup of LatAm! If you're interest please email me directly at ralph@polymathv.com or see more info at http://www.polymathv.com/join-us/7833982/Full-stack+Develope....

We are looking for a technology expert to join the ranks of the senior staff at Polymath. Each one of our ventures has large, critical technology components and we need a technologist to lead the ventures through key decisions, as well as roll up his/her sleeves to build. Candidates should have 5+ years of experience developing software, a deep appreciation for user experience, and the ability to build excellent technology teams for the ventures. Spanish is a plus but not a requirement.

Along with being comfortable handling in various program languages, you should be excited working never-done-before projects in the startup environment -- being able to have the vision, flexibility, and smarts to create beautiful software. We like to see our technologists focus on particular ventures but then transition into supporting other ventures -- creating an incredibly exciting, entrepreneurial environment in which to work and learn.

prattl 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Hire an Esquire | Pittsburgh, PA - San Francisco, CA - New York, NY | ONSITE | Full-stack & front-end developer positions

Hire an Esquire is a Legal Labor Marketplace / SaaS trying to transform legal freelance, hiring and recruiting by automating a process which is overdue for an overhaul. We're a lean, energetic startup team with offices in NYC, Pittsburgh and San Francisco and we're building out our engineering team by recruiting strong full-stack and front-end developers. We're rewriting core user features to improve usability and automation. We're moving from server-rendered templates to a React + Redux single-page application. Were building out our API. Were re-designing and re-architecting important parts of the system for the future and for flexibility.

Our current stack:

 * Django 1.9 / Python * React.js + Redux / ES6 * PostgreSQL 9.4 * AWS
Apply here: https://hireanesquire.com/careers/

caseyrabiea 8 hours ago 0 replies      
The Trade Desk | Full Time, Onsite | San Jose CA, San Francisco CA, Aliso Viejo CA, Ventura CA, Boulder CO, New York NY, London UK, Sydney AUS

Hiring: All levels of software engineers, as well as front-end focused developers who are comfortable with data-access design, development and optimization.

You might be a great fit for The Trade Desk dev team if..

* You are a full-stack engineer who wants to work everywhere, not just a small subset of components. Experience / interest in working in a variety of layers and technologies within a SOA is a must for our team. This includes: client-side AngularJS / JQuery, MVC-based web architecture, external RESTful APIs, distributed (and in our case, highly scaled) request handling services, no-SQL and relational SQL databases, many-layered data pipeline (e.g. data bus architecture, Hadoop / MPP data warehouse, etc.) that moves hudreds of thousands of items per second, and data visualization (e.g. Tableau). Experience in all these layers is not strictly required, but we do like to see experience working in more than one, as well as eagerness to work on projects that might slice through them all.

* You have product-driven software development experience using a modern, object-oriented language. Memory-managed languages are best -- .e.g. C#, Java, Python, Ruby, etc. We do most of our work in C#/.Net, but specific experience here is not required.

Cool stuff about TTD:

* Our platform processes 3.5million+ queries per second

* Work with the best engineering team in AdTech

* The combination of huge datasets, high throughput, low latency and amazing scale means that we're constantly solving some of the biggest challenges in computer science.

* We've grown faster than any other adtech company in the industry, and have been recently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine and Deloitte.

* Amazing Company Culture (We're very proud of our 5.0 rating on Glassdoor)

* Top-tier benefits

If you want to learn more, email Casey- casey.rabiea@thetradedesk.com or apply directly on our website: http://thetradedesk.com/join-us/open-positions . We are also hiring DevOps Engineers in London, Boulder, and Ventura - check out the job details on our website!

JackC 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Harvard Library Innovation Lab | Ruby+Javascript Developer | Boston/Cambridge, MA | onsite | full time

The Library Innovation Lab is a research lab and nonprofit startup shop nestled in the Harvard Law School Library. We're seeking a project lead to help us build the future of open textbooks.

H2O is a platform we've built for creating and remixing Creative Commons-licensed law school textbooks. We've proved out the concept with textbooks used at Harvard Law School and elsewhere; now we're ready to build a new version and take it to a larger scale.

The job posting should be going up shortly. Please drop me a line at the email in my profile if you'd like to hear when it goes up.


baalexander 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Iron Ox | San Carlos, CA | Full-Time, ONSITE

We are looking for a Head Hydroponic Grower to help automate farming.

Iron Ox is building robotic greenhouses to supply fresh and sustainable produce to grocery stores and restaurants. We're a team from Willow Garage, Google[x], and Savioke that is passionate about developing the next wave of technology in food production. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

* Head Grower: https://jobs.lever.co/ironox/df6bc19d-bca3-4942-ba09-93615ab...

asti 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Advanced Simulation Technology, inc. (ASTi) | Herndon/Reston, VA | Multiple Positions | ONSITE

Were a small company building innovative products in the simulation and training industry. One of our newest products is SERA (http://seraatc.com), the Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC. SERA helps airline pilots learn to communicate by simulating the entire air traffic control environment, including artificial intelligence for aircraft and controllers, speech recognition on pilot speech, and text-to-speech radio chatter.

ASTi has been around for about 25 years. Weve been very successful in our niche (audio and communications), but were beginning to grow in adjacent areas and need your help! On-site, full-time engineering positions available for those interested in software, web, cloud and speech technology.

Stack: C/C++/C#, Go(golang), Python, Angular, Node.JS, AWS, Docker, RethinkDB, SIP, WebRTC, RaspberryPi

Check out this page for more information on ASTi, our unique work environment, and the full job descriptions: https://www.asti-usa.com/jobs/index.html. A few other reasons to consider ASTi: excellent compensation, profit-sharing, start at 4 weeks vacation (growing to 6 weeks over time), company-paid retirement plan, and we were included in Washingtonian Magazines "50 Great Places to Work" in 2015.

Get in touch via jobs@asti-usa.com. Thanks!

jsstylos 10 hours ago 0 replies      
IBM Watson Senior Software Engineer, APIs | Littleton, MA | Full-Time | Onsite

Join IBM Watson and help build the leading cognitive API platform! Were looking for a Software Engineer or Researcher to help define and standardize the public REST APIs for the Watson Developer Cloud platform.

Are you passionate about creating usable developer experiences? Are you interested in combining your software engineering expertise with user research to improve API usability and consistency?


Work with service teams to help define new REST and SDK APIs and updates to existing APIs in the Watson Developer Cloud.

Work with teams to revise and drive alignment around a set of API guidelines (https://github.com/watson-developer-cloud/api-guidelines).

Willingness to relocate to Littleton, MA.

Identify and prioritize usability and consistency issues with the current APIs to be fixed in future versions.

Next Steps:

Apply at: https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?par...

Email jsstylos@us.ibm.com with an assessment of the current Watson Developer Cloud REST and SDK APIs for bonus points.

caherrerapa 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Nimbl3 www.nimbl3.com - ONSITE - Fulltime - Sponsor visa - Bangkok, Thailand | https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3

We are a software development studio focused on building products for startups of Asia Pacific Region and Europe. We work with startups from Austria, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong in several verticals, you won't get bored, Join us in the most fun city of Asia! Our clients are well-funded, recognised startups and backed by early stage Alibaba investors, Ensogo, DeNA and 500 startups.

We are also building our own products in the B2B space as part of our lab.

- Rails Developer https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3/049ee05b

- Android developer https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3/820c7cca

- iOS developer https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3/810d25a4

- Product manager https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3/2eef1fa0

- Marketing, Software engineering interns https://www.workhiro.com/companies/nimbl3/66dd3961

aabomb 3 hours ago 0 replies      
Lucid Design Group | Onsite | Full-time.


Hi, I'm VP of Product and Engineering at Lucid.

We at Lucid believe that transparency into the operations of commercial buildings will have profound global effects on business efficiency, occupant comfort, and environmental impact.

Our interview process is a quick call with me, followed by a coding test, and then team interviews.Submitters: please only post if you personally are part of the hiring companyno recruiting firms or job boards.Readers: please only email submitters if you personally are interested in the jobno recruiters or sales calls.


aplant142 4 hours ago 0 replies      
The Knot | New York, NY | Software Engineer | Full Time, ONSITE | http://xogroupinc.com/xo-group-careers

XO Group is seeking a talented and driven full-stack engineer to join The Knot Guest Services team. The Knot is the nations leading wedding marketplace, providing our couples with a completely personalized experience that guides them through the entire wedding planning journey.

- Serve as a software engineer on the Guest Services team helping develop The Knots suite of planning tools that a bride uses to plan her wedding and engage with guests.

- Produce well-tested, maintainable code that stands up to 5M+ requests per day.

- Participate in the Agile development process to help architect, build and ship new features.

- Provide technical guidance and recommendations to junior engineers on the team.

Prospective candidates go through a preliminary tech screen followed by a round of on-site interviews.

You can see the full description at http://xogroupinc.com/careers-apply/?gh_jid=246693

stevennoto 9 hours ago 0 replies      
SPINS | Onsite | Chicago | spins.com | spins.atsondemand.com

SPINS is a provider of retail insights through cloud computing, with a focus on natural & organic products. We are ~200 people, with a heavy focus on technology and automation.

We make extensive use of Google App Engine, Compute, BigQuery, Hadoop, Java, and MySQL. We're starting to use Dataflow, PubSub, CI, QA automation, and other new technologies as Google rolls them out.

We're looking for those who want to build & grow Hadoop clusters, DevOps procedures, and reporting tools, web services, and code review practices. Work with us on small teams doing big projects, working on big data, web services, and continuous integration.

Our hiring practice is standard (phone screen and onsite) but I'm happy to chat casually beforehand about the company and if it's what you're looking for. I'm at snoto@spins.com.

SPINS is a modern, software-driven company, with leadership that supports us. We have a great new office by the Merchandise Mart in River North. Perks include 401k match, vision/dental/life, healthy snacks, massage, open gym, etc. Please check us out!

calvinfo 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Segment Engineering | SF (local)

Segment is building the analytics routing layer for the world. We transform data into over 150 different services, adding new ones every day. Were processing billions of events each month, and maintaining the analytics infrastructure for companies like DigitalOcean, Zenefits, and Atlassian.

Where we're at:

 - built with Go, Node, Containers, NSQ, Redis, AWS - just over 100 people, and growing actively - we <3 open source [1]
If that sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you. Apply: https://segment.com/jobs/

[1]: https://github.com/segmentio

getsec 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Depth Security | Kansas City, MO | on-site | full-time

Looking for Pentesters, hunting for bugs.

We are looking for experienced web application security consultants. Professional developers and systems administrators with no specific security experience will be considered provided sufficient aptitude and interest is displayed. Extra credit will be given to those who can demonstrate experience assessing both web & mobile applications. Applicants with published research (vulnerabilities, exploits, tools, etc.) will be preferred over those with none.


* Competitive salary

* Performance bonuses

* 100% company-paid insurance premiums (individual and family)

* Low-deductible medical insurance

* Dental insurance

* Vision insurance

* Generous research hardware/software budget

* Relocation assistance available

* Lunches paid for by company (employee's choice of restaurant)

* Casual work environment

We have fun breaking things, and then helping fix them. Work with smart people in a smaller security shop (no project managers or 'suits' yeah!), everyone here is a hacker. While we are currently looking for web testers, we offer a wide range of assessments that you will be able to rotate in on or work with someone experienced to learn new things. One of my personal favorite things is being able to learn from the guys that focus on mobile and internal pens, you can grow your skillset and career here!

Interview Process: We just want to talk shop!

Email: rpreston (at) depthsecurity.com with your resume and we can set something up.We are passionate about security and hope you are too!


stunder 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Hart (https://hart.com) | Node.js Engineer | Anaheim, CA | Full-time, onsite

OK its Eric (eric@hart.com) from Hart. I post in the HN forum every month and have found some great people. Here is the deal our hiring process is to have a phone interview, a culture fit, and a code challenge. We require everyone do a challenge no matter what the position is (even the chef). Here are some of the perks we offer.

* 100% Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family* Unlimited Vacation Policy* Paid Paternity and Maternity Leave* 401k Match up to 7% of annual salary* Life Insurance* AD&D Insurance* Educational Reimbursement* Gym Membership* Advancement Program - Hart University* 15 MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display, Magic Mouse and Keyboard* Noise cancelling Headphones* Stocked kitchen with coffee, drinks, and snacks* Daily catered team lunches

Thats just the stuff off of the website. I there are so many more that you really only get to witness by working here. Listen I am just a DevOps guy if you would like to work here feel free to send me your resume eric@hart.com. or you can check the job link http://grnh.se/3fujn5

As a Node Developer at Hart you will work with the company's software development lifecycle to design and develop new enhancements to the software as well as work on legacy software that meet business specifications. Primary responsibilities include requirements analysis to gain an understanding of business needs to develop level of effort estimates, software design and development, unit testing, performing design and code reviews, and development of technical documentation. Additional responsibilities include performing system analysis, code modifications, and functional testing to troubleshoot application production issues.

You will be working with Node.js and building out our RESTful API for use with all our applications that support the Hart ecosystem of applications and connected user devices.Youll work with the team to build products on the cutting edge of usability, interaction, and design. Our ideal candidate is someone whos comfortable taking ownership of their work and effectively searching for creative solutions to the complex problems we encounter. Youll work in a high-communication environment where collaboration with the Design, Data Science, and Backend Engineering teams is key to your day-to-day success.

ssutch3 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Breadwallet | React/Redux mobile engineer | Remote/SF, CA

Breadwallet is looking for an experienced software engineer to work with us to build out the future of money. Were the leading mobile Bitcoin wallet, and need a few more hands to help us achieve our vision: to be the onramp to Bitcoin.

Our team is a group of Bitcoin enthusiasts. Were geographically distributed across the US and Canada, with a central office in San Francisco, CA. Youll be working directly with me, @ssutch, to build out features that allow our users to purchase and sell bitcoin directly within the app. We believe this is the next most important step for breadwallet to truly achieve our vision of being the onramp for bitcoin.

The most important skillset for this job is React/Redux. Candidates must have a firm understanding of how React/Redux apps are built and must have worked on them in the past. We have a lightweight HTML5 runtime that is hosted inside our native wallet software. This provides an environment for us to develop quickly, while sandboxing the development from the underlying sensitive financial software.

Our HTML5 team is young, and so far its just been me with occasional help from some contractors. Youll get the opportunity to shape how our HTML5 team evolves into the future.

Experience with iOS/Swift and Android/Java is definitely a bonus, but myself and our Android developer will assist there whenever necessary. Everyone at breadwallet is a polyglot and you are definitely encouraged to try, and learn, new things!

Here are some bullet points:

* Full benefits package* Work remotely* New hardware when you need it* Travel to SF once a year for our team on-site* Unlimited vacation

You can email your resume to me sam@breadwallet.com

kasrak 10 hours ago 1 reply      
Airtable San Francisco, CA (ONSITE; FULL-TIME)


Airtable is a collaborative real-time database. Our mission is to expand human productivity by letting people create tools to organize their world. Unlike single-purpose apps, we think of Airtable as a toolkit of building blocks that people can repurpose to create their own applications. Our product roadmap is filled with interesting enhancements and additions to this toolkit that will push the boundaries of Airtable's capabilities.

Our users love us: https://twitter.com/airtable/timelines/566728799115440128

Were hiring engineers for web (JS, Node, React), iOS (Objective-C, Swift), and Android.

There are 16 of us right now (plus three awesome interns!), with backgrounds from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. We believe in the power of highly motivated and capable individuals to accomplish great things in small teams, with end-to-end ownership of projects and rapid iteration. Weve raised over $10 million in funding.

We recently released calendar view, which you can read about here: https://uxdesign.cc/making-and-breaking-the-grid-ee0741f86dc

You can apply here: https://airtable.com/jobs

symisc_devel 4 hours ago 0 replies      
Hey all, a friendly reminder. A who is Hiring Android app is available where you can search, filter, all those positions.

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jlukic 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Qualia | http://www.qualia.com || San Francisco CA | Full Time

Qualia is building software to make home closings more efficient. We streamline the title and escrow process to help reduce closing costs and increase transparency for home owners.

We're looking for UI/UX designers and full stack engineers to join our growing team.

Tech: We're built in Meteor / Semantic UI. We're close pals with the Meteor core devs, and I'm the author of Semantic UI :)

For more information email mejack@qualia.com or check out https://www.qualia.com/jobs.html to apply online.

n0us 9 hours ago 1 reply      
Muster -- Python/JavaScript, ONSITE Richmond, VA



About Muster

Muster is an advocacy platform that enables professional associations and nonprofits to engage their membership in the legislative process. By providing simple and intelligent solutions to communicate with lawmakers, client organizations are able to easily influence public policy and advance their cause. Muster has a proven track record in powering the campaigns behind legislative victories and increasing membership-driven advocacy.

Job Description == Web Developer

Skills & RequirementsWhile we are seeking someone who covers all the requirements below we would also like to speak with anyone who has a nice combination of the below skill set even if you are missing one or two items.

* Experience with Python/Django

* Experience with AWS, Heroku or other cloud-based infrastructure providers

* Experience with git and Github

* Experience with ReactJS or other single page application frameworks

* Experience with Docker or other containerization software

* Experience developing REST APIs

lintaho 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Trialspark | New York City / NYC | Full time | Full-stack developers | https://www.trialspark.com

We're a software and technology company that helps accelerate the discovery of new drugs and medical treatments by reimagining the clinical trial process.

We've worked with a range of studies that have helped develop new treatments for diseases such as Ebola, Alzheimer's, and HIV. We are an early-stage company based in NYC looking to hire our first few engineers to help us achieve our mission of bringing life saving treatments to patients faster. We offer competitive compensation packages (salary + equity) and benefits.

As an early stage employee, you'll be working directly with the founders and have a strong voice in product and technology decisions. You'll have ownership over large portions of the product and how it evolves. Ideally you have at least 2+ years of experience. You'll be working at all levels of the stack (flask/python + react/javascript).

We'd love to hear from you - apply at https://jobs.lever.co/trialspark or shoot me a message at linhao@trialspark.com!

jwoah12 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Major League Baseball Advanced Media | NYC | FT SWEs & TPMs

MLBAM is the technology and digital media division of Major League Baseball, providing end-to-end content delivery solutions over web, mobile, and connected devices. Partners outside of MLB include HBO, PGA, WWE, NHL, GoPro, and more. Check out our CTO's keynote at last year's AWS Re:invent conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAmpZ2sk400.

We are growing extremely fast and looking for talented software engineers and technical project managers to support that growth as we prepare to spin off into an independent technology company. Our headquarters is inside Chelsea Market in Manhattan with another development office in San Francisco. My team is Content Delivery Engineering, and we own the services and applications that allow client applications (web, mobile, connected devices) to consume content metadata (video, photos, articles, and any other content that gets exposed to consumers) from all of our clients. Please shoot me an email for more info.

solyoung 7 hours ago 0 replies      
American Reading Company (http://www.americanreading.com) | Philadelphia, PA metro area (King of Prussia, PA) | Operations Engineer | On-site

We need passionate software developers, who will enhance, maintain and build next generation applications to improve literacy in American schools. We are a mission driven company with an opening for an expert PHP+MySQL+JavaScript developer, capable of working on a team to revolutionize our suite of internal and external sites and tools.

American Reading Company Careers: http://www.americanreading.com/about-us/careers/

nickreffitt 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Tapdaq | London, UK | https://tapdaq.com | Full-Time | ONSITE

Tapdaq enables mobile developers to grow and retain their apps user base. Over 3,000 mobile developers use our in-app advertising to set up efficient cross promotion campaigns between their own apps, and install exchange campaigns with other developers on the platform.

VC backed and based in Farringdon, London. Our vision is to become the default inventory management platform for mobile applications.

We're hiring:

- Full-stack Web Developer - Javascript, Node.js, more details: https://tapdaq.com/jobs#Web-Engineer

- DevOps Engineer - saltstack, jenkins, comfortable working with java/node.js/python deployments

Apply by sending your CV to jobs@tapdaq.com or e-mail me directly on nick@tapdaq.com if you have any questions.

Press coverage:




emidln 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Curiosity | Chicago, IL, USA | BACKEND | ONSITE

My company, Curiosity.com, is looking for an on-site full time engineer in Chicago, IL, USA who will be focused on backend services. We want to help the world get smarter every day. The role is roughly 50/50 Clojure and Python. All of our new services have been written in Clojure for the past year, we have some Python (particularly our ops and monitoring code) that we aren't planning to rewrite anytime soon. Professional Clojure experience IS NOT required (although would be helpful), but a desire to work in Clojure is. We have a myriad of data stores for various purposes, but the vast majority of our data is canonically hosted in PostgreSQL. You would also encounter, at least, Redis, Elasticsearch, ZooKeeper, and MongoDB. We provide full benefits including medical/vision/dental insurance, paid time off for sickness and vacation, and tax deferred plans for self-funded retirement, transportation, and child care. My name is Brandon and you can contact me via email (brandon@curiosity.com) or on the Clojurians slack (@bja). I'm on the backend team and can answer any questions and setup an interview with our head of technology.

chrisng 8 hours ago 0 replies      
Enlitic (http://www.enlitic.com) | San Francisco | Full-Time | On-site

Enlitic applies machine learning to medicine to help doctors make medical decisions faster and more accurately. We are building deep learning models to detect deadly diseases

Want to improve patient outcomes, join enlitic!

We work in python, flask, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, ansible, theanoWe have 4 Engineering Roles open:

- Data Infrastructure Engineer: (http://bit.ly/29bubzc)

- Full Stack/Front End Engineer: (http://bit.ly/296c1wq)

- Deep Learning Researcher: (http://bit.ly/29bt84C)

- Deep Learning Engineer: (http://bit.ly/29hGX0X)

johnrball 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Spreemo | Senior Rails Engineer| Full Time || New York or Remote within USA

Do you want to make a tangible difference in peoples lives with your excellent engineering work? Use your Rails skills to improve the lives of patients everyday through our Unique quality- oriented Approach!!! We are building a dynamic Rails Team and we want you to be a part of it! Spreemo is growing !!! We are looking for someone who is committed to writing well- tested code, and who has a collegial attitude and an interest in mentoring junior developers.

4+ years of Rails ExperienceBest practices in building a RESTful API

Deep experience with Cucumber, Capybara, and Rspec

The hows and whys of git

Thorough understanding of full-stack security and performance issues


If you're interested in joining a fun-loving team full of people trying to fix America's healthcare system, send us your resume to john.ball@spreemo.com

Jacqued 10 hours ago 0 replies      
NightSwapping (https://www.nightswapping.com) | Paris, FRANCE (city center) | Front-End/UI Web Development Intern (Paid) | FULL-TIME ONSITE

DURING THIS INTERNSHIP, you will help the team build and improve the UI for the NightSwapping platform, work with a REST API, use Angular.js and help us move to Angular 2, and have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills as a frontend developer. You will work autonomously and have a meaningful impact on the platform's evolution. You are NOT expected just to turn JPEGs into HTML and CSS.

NIGHTSWAPPING is a community of people that host each other to travel for free. Whenever you host members in your guest room or entire home, you earn Nights credits that you can then use to travel later on.

THE NIGHTSWAPPING TEAM comprises a dozen employees, with 2 developers based in central Paris, and the rest of the team operating in Lyon, FRANCE. You'll have opportunities to travel there and probably take part in at least one work retreat somewhere in France.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR a recent graduate, motivated student or self-taught developer who is anxious to improve the experience of our users, has an interest in interface design and UX, and will help us make our website and apps a delight to use. We're looking for someone who learns quickly and can work autonomously. A satisfactory internship might lead to a permanent position.

We're open to part-time remote work once you're established in the team. However, we need someone who is in (or will relocate to) Paris. Foreign students are welcome.

To apply, send an email to mehdi@nightswapping.com. Please provide work samples and/or a link to your GitHub profile if applicable.

kujenga 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Meta | Boston, MA | full time | onsite preferred

Meta is building a platform that allows users to seamlessly search for, access, and share files across all cloud platforms and devices; in essence, Google for your files. Weve closed a seed funding round and are looking for talented developers to help us scale our MVP and take our platform to the next level.


We have exciting development work ahead of us in nearly every area imaginable, including responsive client-side web development, a microservices-based cloud architecture written in Go and Python, performance-critical native client applications, a lightning fast personalized search engine, and complex data science problems in stream processing, semantic analysis, and information retrieval.

Were right in downtown Boston and looking for talented developers and computer scientists to join us. Offering competitive salaries and large equity compensation. Email us at careers@meta.sc and check out our careers page at https://www.meta.sc/careers

kevinprince 7 hours ago 0 replies      
Guestfolio Inc | Whistler, Canada | Full Time/Onsite

Based in the four season resort of Whistler BC only five minutes from the ski and bike lifts.

We are looking for : Senior Rails Developers, Front-end Developers and various other roles.

Our goal is to personalize the travel experience for travellers and provide insights and tools for hotels to deliver amazing guest experiences.

Find out more here : http://www.guestfolio.com/our-company/ and http://www.guestfolio.com/our-company/work-with-us/

Contact: kevin@guestfolio.com

cynusx 7 hours ago 0 replies      
NoviCap | https://www.novicap.com/ | Barcelona, Spain | Full-time | ONSITE

-- What do we do --

We provide early payments for long-dated invoices for companies in Spain. This helps companies cover cashflow-shortages and avoid dealing with cumbersome banks.

-- Who are we looking for --

People hungry to make a positive impact in one of the most financially underserved markets e.g. Southern europe.

Specifically we are looking for senior engineers to join our existing engineering team. We are language-agnostic as any great engineer will pick up our stack in short order. That said our platform is ruby (rails) + react.

Shoot me an email at nicolas@novicap.com if interested.

twohey 9 hours ago 0 replies      
ClassPass | Senior Engineer | San Francisco & New York City

We are hiring Android, backend, and full stack folks in either NYC or SF.

ABOUT US At ClassPass, our mission is to help people stay active and live happy. We offer people a new way to work out and experience fitness and are growing rapidly. We deploy to production daily and use technologies like Python, React, Java, terraform, and AWS to not only keep up with our scale demands, but to achieve high velocity and reliability.

ABOUT YOU You have experience developing high quality software and are excited about doing that at a rapidly growing company. You know how to have productive technical discussions and how to make things as simple as possible, but no simpler. You want to work at a company that meaningfully improves the lives of its customers and partners.

* 5+ years of experience writing software professionally* Successful track record of shipping products / features* Passion and curiosity for technology

ONSITE required, happy to work with folks to transfer H1-B VISAs

If you're interested please drop me a line as I'd love to talk to you. paul AT classpass DOT com

jonfougner 10 hours ago 0 replies      
David | San Francisco, CA | https://www.senddavid.com | Fulltime | Onsite

David is a San Francisco-based software startup that combines technology and legal research to help customers resolve disputes with their cable, internet, or wireless service provider.

The $200+ billion legal industry is still stuck in the 20th century: paper-based, error-prone and slow. With rates averaging $300 / hour, only 15% of Americans with serious legal problems even seek the help of a lawyer. For everyday issues like bogus cable bills, fewer than 1 in 1,000,000 of us seek justice, even though monopolists like Comcast rank in the 0th percentile for customer satisfaction. Class actions used to provide the necessary scale to combat certain widespread frauds, but over the past 5 years, the Supreme Court has allowed businesses to eliminate them.

The technical challenges are hard, ranging from automating the monitoring of corporate misconduct to crafting delightful user flows to building the leading database of outcomes in consumer disputes. In parallel with the software development, a team of Yale Law School alums conducts the deep research so that our users finally feel empowered, rather than intimidated, by the law.

We currently have a MVP (https://www.senddavid.com) and are looking for a Senior Engineer as a very early member of the team.

Position: Senior Engineer | Salary: $80-$125k | Equity: 1.0%-4.0% | https://angel.co/david-174/jobs/72943-engineer

Contact us via Angel List or talent@senddavid.com

taheca 6 hours ago 0 replies      
Hello Hackernews!We see the IPaaS market cresting over the next 3 to 5 years and need people to come help us ride it.Gartner designated us a Visionary in the space for 2016. We would love to show you why.

For engineering/PM/Services related role please contact:erik.hanson@celigo.com

For Sales, Director of Product Management, VP of Sales, Product Marketing roles please contact:michael.doran@celigo.com

All of our open roles can be viewed here:http://www.celigo.com/company/careers/

Thank you for your time and attention!

pygoscelis 10 hours ago 0 replies      
Swift Navigation Software Engineer Full Time San Francisco Onsite

Swift Navigation (http://swiftnav.com) is looking for a backend/generalist software engineer to work with us on inch-accurate GPS receivers by contributing to our internal test infrastructure and tools. You will work with a small team to push the state of the art in satellite navigation technology, making high-accuracy positioning ubiquitous and easy to use across a wide variety of and applications in unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, and autonomous transportation.

Candidates should have experience with software engineering in a production environment, Python for data analysis (Numpy/SciPy/Pandas) and scripting, AWS, and experience or interest in working with hardware.

Please apply at https://jobs.lever.co/swift-nav/faeeedb6-fcd0-46af-b5ba-f136...

Email Margaret (margaret@swiftnav.com) if you have any questions. Please do not send email if you are just submitting an application. Apply at via the lever.co link above.

Satellite navigation is a rich problem space! Our ~50 person group in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco is spread across analog/RF/digital hardware design, statistic/estimation/controls, functional programming, and web infrastructure. Our work is highly interdisciplinary with an environment emphasizing effective communication, collaboration, openness (http://github.com/swift-nav) and inclusion with a flexible working policy.

elliottcarlson 10 hours ago 0 replies      
General Assembly (http://generalassemb.ly) | New York, NY | NYC ONSITE + US/UK REMOTE | Multiple Positions | Fulltime

General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. We offer classes, workshops, long-form courses, and events in worldwide markets including New York where we are headquartered, Atlanta, Austin, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Melbourne, and Washington DC. We also partner with Fortune 500 companies to spur innovation through increased digital fluency and more effective approaches to collaboration. We have small, cross-functional product teams that are developing innovative new solutions to online education, and currently we have various open positions across the engineering organization that we are looking to fill. If you want to be part of a diverse team, working on challenging tasks, and want to help the world expand their knowledge to better themselves and their careers via education, drop us a line. If you're in New York City, let's grab a drink or a coffee and chat!

High level stack overview: - Ruby, Rails, React. Python for data eng.

Interview process: - Introductory call, Code challenge, Pairing Session, Group Interview.

Looking for: - Data Engineer (https://boards.greenhouse.io/generalassembly/jobs/50830)

See our full list of open positions at https://boards.greenhouse.io/generalassembly.

jbaviat 9 hours ago 0 replies      
Sqreen - https://www.sqreen.io | Full-time Onsite developers | Engineering team in Paris (France)

Sqreen's mission is to provide robust security layer to help developers protect their web applications against weaknesses. We develop solutions that combine instrumentation, defensive algorithms and machine learning. Our dashboard displays detailed information about the security of every sqreened application.

We are recruiting new engineers to join our team to help porting Sqreen to all environments and ship our incoming products:

- C gurus with a strong PHP background (or the opposite!),

- low level Java experts, who like Java internals, such as bytecode manipulation,

- a great devops to manage our Docker / AWS / CI as well as high RPMs APIs frontends,

- developer evangelist to share Sqreen love accros the world.

We are obviously looking for great developers, and you don't need to be a security nerd (but you will learn a lot about it here). Therefore we also have a position for a Web security expert:

- Web hacker, with great knowledge of frameworks attacks and browsers defenses

Our code runs inside our customers' applications, which is a challenge for reliability and efficiency.

We have a cool and modern stack based on Docker, AWS, Mongo, Flask & React, and we do full continuous integration. We are passionate, we love code, we attend and contribute to meet-ups and open source!

Sqreen is already live for Ruby on Rails applications, and it is securing dozens of high traffic applications.

You can find our job offers here: https://www.sqreen.io/jobs/

Email: jobs@sqreen.io

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