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Berkeley - 9 jobs in October 2015

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BuildZoom (YC W13 - www.buildzoom.com) is hiring!

Our goal is to take the risk and complexity out of construction and remodeling by providing homeowners with all the information they need to make great decisions. To get there, we put the product first and are passionate about building something people love and want to use.

Headquartered in a beautiful office in downtown San Francisco, our diverse company includes an economist who lectures at Berkeley, a licensed general contractor, game designer turned marketer and a team of talented engineers.


Lead UI / UX Designer - Full Time - Competitive salary / equity https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom/8b561633-f3a8-4be4-b1d0-93e3...


Front-end Engineer - Full Time - Competitive salary / equity https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom/a74639cc-839e-4f4e-8437-5828...


Data Engineer #1 - Full Time - Competitive salary / equity https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom/6dae6e13-45a2-4eab-bb8f-f5f4...


Full-stack Rails Engineer - Full Time - Competitive salary / equity https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom/de320f7b-65b9-492a-b1fe-bb51...


See all open positions at BuildZoom: https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom

Email artem@buildzoom.com to chat about the roles.


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Calthorpe Analytics / UrbanFootprint | Berkeley, CA | Onsite / Remote | Front/Back-end/Full Stack Software Engineers

Help us build SimCity for real! We’re hiring software engineers to help us build UrbanFootprint, the world’s most sophisticated urban planning and data analysis platform. We are an established, successful business creating and scaling a cutting-edge, browser-based geospatial web application that serves a broad range of public and private-sector users.

We have an aggressive product development plan, the funding to get it done, and a strong current and potential user base. We are looking to build out our software team with senior and junior developers who combine coding chops with creativity and passion. We offer competitive compensation, a fantastic location in Berkeley, CA, stock options, and a chance to be part of something in its early stages.

What we do: http://calthorpeanalytics.com/

Open positions: http://calthorpeanalytics.com/hiring.html

Our stack is rapidly evolving but you'll be sure to run into at least:

* Python/Django * PostGIS * Leaflet

Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to softwarejob@calthorpeanalytics.com.


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Gradescope - https://gradescope.com Berkeley, CA | 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.

Our product has been used to grade over 3.5 million pages of work belonging to over 30,000 students. We’ve raised a seed round, and are making our first full-time engineering hire to join the founding team of two PhDs and a professor from Berkeley CS. Over the next few months, we’re looking to expand our user base and roll out advanced features including autograding, additional analytics, and more. We offer market-rate salary with generous equity.

We’re currently looking for a full-stack engineer. We've got a Rails backend with some React on the frontend.

If you’re interested, please email jobs@gradescope.com


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Voleon | www.Voleon.com | Berkeley, CA | Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning

Voleon Capital Management LP is a technology-driven investment firm employing cutting-edge statistical machine learning techniques. We are looking for an exceptionally capable software engineer. You will architect & implement new production trading systems, machine learning infrastructure, data integration pipelines, and large-scale storage systems.

We seek candidates with a proven track record of writing correct, well-designed software, solving hard problems, and delivering complex projects on time. You should preferably have experience designing and implementing fault-tolerant distributed systems. Experience with building large-scale data infrastructure, stream processing systems, or latency-sensitive programs is a bonus.

Required experience: - Go/C/C++/Python in a Linux environment with a focus on performance, concurrency, and correctness. - TCP/IP networking, multi-threading, and server development. - Common Internet protocols (IP, TCP/UDP, SSL/TLS, HTTP, SNMP, etc.). - architecting and designing highly available systems. - architecting and designing large-scale data management infrastructure. - Large codebases and building modular, manageable code.

Preferred experience.: - Debugging/performance profiling, use of tools (strace, valgrind, gdb, tcpdump, etc.) - Build and test automation tools. - work with well-defined change management processes. - diagnosing RDBMS performance problems, exploiting indexing, using EXPLAIN PLAN, optimizing at the code layer, etc. - working with messaging queues (RabbitMQ, Redis, etc.) as well as distributed caching systems.

Interest finance is essential, but experience in finance is not a primary hiring factor. Benefits and compensation are highly competitive. We can be very flexible for the right person.

Email CV/request for more info to Charles@Voleon.com.


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Connectifier | Orange County, CA | Software Engineer | DevOps

There is no way to have a bigger impact on society than to better organize the world's human capital. Each year, millions of jobs go unfilled, over half of workers are looking to leave their jobs, and $400B is spent on recruiting. We've assembled a team from Google, Amazon, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, NASA, Microsoft Research, and Berkeley National Lab to tackle the challenge of matching individuals to jobs. Join our small, fast-growing, and well-funded team as we build the AI layer of our economy to help companies grow and individuals to take the next step in their careers.



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Voleon | www.Voleon.com | Berkeley, CA | Senior Researcher - Machine Learning

Voleon Capital Management LP is a technology-driven investment firm employing cutting-edge statistical machine learning techniques. We are looking for an exceptional researcher.

We are a science-driven systematic trading firm, built on the principle that statistical machine learning provides the best solutions to the scientific problems we must solve.

We are looking for a PhD-level scientist to join us in developing predictive models and other components of automated trading systems. You will apply modern statistical machine-learning methods to large, high-dimensional data sets. The work will range from data preparation to model development to production software implementation.

We are successful and growing. Willingness to take initiative, and a gritty determination to productize, are essential.

We hire on the basis of exceptional talent. If you excel in a technical field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or operations research, then we encourage you to contact us.

The following criteria, while not all requirements, illustrate the demands of this role: + Background in modern statistical methods / machine learning

+ Evidence of strong mathematical abilities, e.g. publication record, graduate coursework, or competition placement

+ Substantial programming experience and interest in software development techniques

+ Competence in solving large-scale computing problems

+ Track record as an applied researcher

+ Demonstrable clarity of thought (not optional)

Interest in financial applications is essential, but experience in finance is not a primary factor in our hiring.

Benefits and compensation are highly competitive.

The above job description is just a starting point in terms of possible duties and seniority. We can be very flexible for the right person.

Email CV/request for more info to Charles@Voleon.com


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HERE.com | Berkeley, CA | Onsite | Full Time

The small team which writes all of the embedded software to capture reality around the world and all of the software to manage and monitor that process has an opening for a multi-talented software engineer. This role will primarily work on front-end applications with GUIs, but the team is small enough that everyone gets to work on more than one thing.

Go to https://here.taleo.net/careersection/01/jobsearch.ftl?lang=e... and search for Job Number 1500031586


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ShareRoot - Vp of Engineering - Berkeley, CA

We work with: Python, Django, Nginx/uWSGI, AWS, jQuery, Backbone.js, Jade, Sass, Gulp.Js, Node.js, Java (Android), Objective-C (iOS)



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ChatSecure | Berkeley, CA | East Bay or SF Preferred, Remote Negotiable | Contract Only (Interns OK)

Want to get paid to write free and open source privacy & security software?

ChatSecure is a free and open source encrypted messenger for iOS and Android that supports XMPP, OTR, Tor, SQLCipher, TLS certificate pinning, and more. We are NOT funded by VC, and instead have been grant funded since 2012 by the following awesome organizations: The Guardian Project, OpenITP, Rights Action Lab, and the Open Technology Fund. For more information see https://chatsecure.org

In the upcoming months we will be hiring mobile, frontend, and backend developers with some or all of the following qualifications:

* iOS: Objective-C, Swift, C, AutoLayout, Storyboards, CocoaPods, iPad, Cocoa, Mac UI, XCTest, an app in the App Store

* Android: Android 4.0 SDK and higher, Android NDK, Java, C, Android Studio, Gradle, JUnit, an app in the Play Store

* Frontend: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Jekyll, Angular, React, Ember, your own website

* Backend: Python, Django, Ubuntu, Go, Rust, Docker, your own API

* General Programming: data structures, flow control, POSIX, standard stuff. Experience with Test Driven Development would be nice.

* Security: Some basic knowledge of cryptography is a must, but don't stress about the advanced stuff. You must have experience with modern secure / defensive coding practices, familiar with common vulnerabilites in native code, identifying potential areas of concern, surface area analysis, etc.

* Open Source contributions are highly recommended: individual projects, larger projects, pull requests, bug reports, QA, documentation, modular coding practices, semantic versioning, Travis-CI, GitHub, git. Know how to find the best existing open source libraries that solve a need. Be able to quickly assess a library's code quality and general maintenance health compared to similar projects. Know when to just rewrite it from scratch instead. Know how to properly publish your new open source library.

* Freelance Contrators Only: Sorry, there are currently no full time or permanent positions. If you're looking for that steady 9-5 you really should be looking somewhere else, because this ain't it. Fortunately Obamacare has made buying individual health insurance a lot better for us freelancers.

* Equal Opportunity: We do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, reprisal, socioeconomic class, radical political beliefs, tattoos, hair color, clothing style, or otherwise.

* Berkeley, CA: East Bay or SF preferred. Remote may be negotiable though!

For people who might be a good match for this position, but would prefer full time employment (and can commute to San Francisco), check out moxie's Open Whisper Systems hiring post elsewhere in this thread. They are also hiring iOS, Android, and mobile UI designers.

If this seems like your jam.. awesome! Hit me up at chris@chatsecure.org with a subject like "ChatSecure iOS Job from HN", a link to your GitHub profile, and a short introduction. No recruiters.