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Boston - 30 jobs in October 2015

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Qlik - Boston, MA – Software && Test Engineers all levels - ONSITE

My team at Qlik(http://www.qlik.com/) is looking for talented software (C++ && C#) and test engineers at all levels. We have a ton of work to do and need the right talent to help us achieve our goal of turning everyone into a data scientist. Download the fully functional product(QlikView Personal Edition) from here(registration required): http://www.qlik.com/us/explore/products/free-download?ga-lin..., load your favorite data set and let the tool help you discover the meaning of your data. Pretty cool? Want to join us in making it even cooler? Follow this link https://app.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?m=nfQA3vwI&j=oigd0f... or email me Jaime at (jvu@) [qlik] /.com/

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DotProduct -- Boston, MA or Wiesbaden, Germany

  == Software Engineer in Mobile ==
We are looking for an experienced, talented, hands-on and detail-oriented developer with strong skills in C++ and/or Qt to join our application, UI and tools development.

We have a number of projects inside the company for which we are looking for support, from app development (Android, Windows, Qt) to internal tools, sensor integration and development of core technology.

  == General information:
Besides the opportunity to work in a world-class R&D team on leading mobile 3D computer vision technology, we offer great salaries, benefits and and a nice work place with top-of-the-line work equipment. Significant equity is part of the compensation package.

Our R&D team is still intimate so new hires can have a large impact on product and future developments. The position is local and full-time.

  == About DotProduct: ==
We are a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and Computer Vision professionals that brings real-time 3D capturing to mobile devices equipped with advanced camera sensors.

We are still an early stage company backed by Intel Capital and various angel investors. Our office locations are Houston, TX; Boston, MA and Wiesbaden, Germany (R&D). Contact is jobs (at) dotproduct3d (dot) com www.dotproduct3d.com

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Spotify - ONSITE - NY and Boston

We are hiring machine learning and data engineers in our NY and Boston offices. You will take on complex problems using some of the most diverse data sets available -- user behaviors, acoustical analysis, cultural and contextual data, and other signals across our broad range of mobile and connected platforms. You will work with a team to come up with new and interesting hypotheses, test them, and scale them up to huge data sets with hundreds of billions of data points. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

NY Machine Learning Engineer: https://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qV49VfwN...

NY Data Engineer: https://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qV49VfwN...

Boston Machine Learning Engineer: https://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qV49VfwN...

Boston Data Engineer: https://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qV49VfwN...

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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. We’ve 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.

https://www.meta.sc

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 and analysis problems in semantic analysis and information retrieval.

We’re 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

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Superpedestrian | Cambridge/Boston, MA | full time, onsite

Looking for an iOS software engineer and backend software engineer. Come help making cycling a compelling and fun alternative to your car! We’re working on a variety of software products to support the Copenhagen Wheel (check out the demo video at https://superpedestrian.com).

Positions: iOS [https://superpedestrian.applytojob.com/apply/YVaurj/iOS%20So...] Backend [https://superpedestrian.applytojob.com/apply/GZ8EpB/Backend%...]

Other positions here [https://superpedestrian.com/careers]

Feel free to send me any questions directly (goss at superpedestrian).

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Linkable Networks - http://www.linkablenetworks.com - Boston, MA (office is in Fort Point Channel neighborhood) & Remote (U.S. Only) (http://careers.stackoverflow.com/company/linkable-networks)

* Company Summary

Linkable Networks was founded on the premise that the disconnect between digital media and physical retail was a major gap in delivering a great experience to consumers. Since 2011, we’ve been nose-down building a scalable platform that provides brands and retailers the ability to engage, reward and incent their consumers directly and across any channel – online, mobile and in-store. We pioneered the concept of card-linked-offers and have taken it to the next level – always-on loyalty. Both our self-service and SaaS-based platforms enable the creation of actionable ads, coupons, offers, promotions, rebates and more that let you reward loyalty... not just discount a purchase. This is the future of Loyalty.

* Technology Stack

Java, Spring, Sharded MySql, Redis, RabbitMQ

* Additional Info

We're wired into card networks and processors. We have a broad range of customers from grocery giant SuperValu where we're deployed with a first of its kind card-linked SKU offer solution to FanBank where we help enable community based Loyalty programs.

We run an agile shop with 80 successful sprints under our belts. Our process has been improved over the 5 years we've been running it so that we deliver on time and without drama. Our engineers don't sit in meetings they build solutions.

We're looking for solid Java engineers to join our team and help us build out the next level of capabilities on our platform.

If this sounds interesting, please shoot me an email at coolgigs@linkablenetworks.com

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Tapjoy | Full Stack Engineer, SDK Engineer, Data Science | Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA | Onsite

Tapjoy is growing our engineering and data science teams - we are an mobile app technology company focused on monetizing free-to-play games. Where in the past we have focused on advertising, we recently launched a lifetime value maximization platform to help freemium app publishers maximize their ROI and engage their users more effectively.

We use ruby extensively, but also have services using Go and Scala, and are generally looking for the right technology to solve a problem rather than dogmatically insisting on one stack. We have a fairly strong focus on engineering as a discipline, but are small enough as an engineering team to still enable one voice to make a large impact. Communication has become a strong point of our team by necessity as we have engineers in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Boston, and have a global team, with offices all over the world.

You can see our openings here: http://home.tapjoy.com/info/about-tapjoy/careers/

If you're interested I strongly recommend you reach out to me directly: jason.carr at tapjoy dot com

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LogMeIn - https://www.logmeininc.com - Boston, MA Simplifying how people connect to their colleagues, employees, devices and the world around them to solve some of the world’s most complex problems, LogMeIn has grown to become one of the world’s leading SaaS companies with over 800 employees in 8 offices around the world.

Check us out: https://www.logmeininc.com/careers/job-listings

Senior Software Engineer (Join.me) - https://goo.gl/j4DIK4

Software Engineer (Xively) - https://goo.gl/yOPccp

JavaScript Engineer (IAM) - https://goo.gl/6jAvLw

.NET Engineer (Rescue) - https://goo.gl/tfcwQf

ETL Developer/Data Engineer - https://goo.gl/phEG5M

For any questions: Jason Jones - jason.jones@logmein.com

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DevOps Engineer in Boston, MA OR Washington, DC for NGP VAN. We are the leading technology provider to Democrats. Everyone from the President down to local representatives use our tools to maintain their donor database and organize field volunteers.

At NGPVAN, we work with a variety of cutting edge technologies and are always looking to do it better, bigger, and faster. We're looking for individuals who not only read about the latest technologies but are capable of standing up proof of concepts and stable implementations on very tight timelines. These tasks may range from deploying an application to a cloud solution, helping create dynamic development environments to enable our developers or creating tools that allows the DevOps department to get work done in a more consistent way.

Experience we are looking for: Windows Server 2012+ Scripting: Powershell\Bash Load balance and clustering technologies Cloud Service: Azure prefered but others okay Configuration management tools: Chef\Powershell DSC\Ansible

If interested, email Aly Nesson at anesson@ngpvan.com and check us out at ngpvan.com

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NPR - Boston - Senior Engineer and Senior Systems Administrator

NPR's Boston engineering office is hiring senior engineers and a senior systems administrator to work on systems that power the digital applications and APIs of public media.

We're starting to plan out the next generation of these systems, so it's a great time to come on board.

If you're interested in talking, please drop me (jbutler@) and Rick Ennis (rennis@) a line.

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KnowledgeHound (knowledgehound.com) - Chicago, Boston or REMOTE - Contract or Full Time - Backend and Frontend Engineers

WHY WORK WITH US? Because the team is incredible. A-players on the tech, design, and business side. Tons of talent without blustery egos or corporate politics. Every day is a joy.

Because we build a great product. Our design and engineering is head and shoulders better than our competitors and we work with the latest technologies. Because it’s the perfect time. We’ve got Fortune 500 clients, serious revenue, and investment, but we’re still small enough that we want you to own substantial parts of the product, technical organization and the business as a whole.

SKILLS

Proficiency with:

   - PHP (and at least one framework) or JavaScript/AngularJS
   - Version control
   - Automated testing
Beyond the purely technical, any great candidate will have excellent communication skills and dedication to personal growth, learning and teaching others. Email me and tell me how you learn & get better at your craft.

Come work with me: john@knowledgehound.com - Placement firms will not be considered, no relocation/visas

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Pivotla Labs | ONSITE in NYC, SF and many other locations | Engineers, Designers, Product Managers, Data Scientists | Visa and relocation assistance

Pivotal Labs is a division of Pivotal Inc.

We look for aptitude over APIs. It doesn't matter wether your resumé says PHP or PhD: if you're smart, know some stuff and have empathy, we want to work with you.

Labs helps clients to become better at development. For engineering we are religiously lean and agile -- in practice that means we pair program and TDD every line of code from the outside. Our product managers are fantastic at keeping products sharply focused, our designers are masters from users to pixels. We have a growing data science practice, and some engagements include all four roles.

Our NYC office is growing fast to meet exploding demand for Labs, Cloud Foundry and Big Data Suite.

We are also hiring in all our offices, including new offices: SF, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boulder, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Dublin, Berlin, Tokyo and Sydney.

We provide visa and relocation assistance. In the NYC office we have about 15 people from overseas, including Australians like me.

At the office we have free breakfast, weekly tech talks, good benefits and competitive pay. Ping pong is not mandatory, but it's popular. I think west-coast ping pong is harder to beat, but east-coast style is more entertaining to watch. The beer fridge has more IPA than I prefer but I guess that's life in paradise.

My time at Pivotal, in both Labs and CF, is the best job I've ever had -- I've learnt more here than anywhere else. Everyone is smart and fun to work with.

You can apply through our website: http://pivotal.io/careers. You can also email me at jchester@pivotal.io to answer any questions you might have and potentially help me score one of our generous referral bonuses.

Please note that emailing me confers no particular advantage over applying directly and I might not refer you. As a consultant I can only reply to emails during non-billable hours, I hope that's OK.

I also posted an ad for Cloud Foundry: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10311634

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Avigilon | Somerville, MA (Assembly Row) | Full-time / Onsite

Avigilon is defining the future of protection through innovative, end-to-end surveillance solutions. Delivering the world’s best protection, Avigilon’s industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing the security market.

* Data Engineers * Firmware Engineers * Front-end Developers * h.264 and Media Experts * Mobile Developers *

Avigilon is based in Vancouver with an office in the Boston area focused on analytics, research, and development.

Send me an email if you're interested in solving interesting problems in the areas of security, video, streaming media and high definition cameras. I can be reached at christopher . kopec at avigilon.com or apply online at https://careers-avigilon.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLo....

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Nebulous, Inc. | Cryptocurrency/Distributed Systems development | INTERNS, ONSITE (Boston)

Position: Web developer/designer, Backend engineer

Nebulous is developing a cloud storage platform that allows users to rent out their hard drive space in exchange for cryptocurrency. Our backend is fairly mature, and we are now working on an Electron-based desktop UI. We are looking for a webdev to develop this UI full-time.

Experience with Electron/node.js is a plus, as is an eye for design. But far more important is a clear passion for programming, and a drive to expand and refine one's skill set with the goal of writing great code.

We are also looking for engineers to help us maintain and extend our backend, written in Golang. You'll be helping us patch bugs, improve test coverage, and implement new functionality. As above, the most important prerequisites are a love of programming and a desire to improve.

Learn more and contact us at http://siacoin.com/jobs.html

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Neumitra - stress management devices, apps, and analytics - Boston, MA

Full-time for embedded, mobile, and full stack applications from physiological and contextual data, front-end and mobile developers and data scientists and any one interested should reach out!

We're hiring data-driven engineers including embedded firmware, mobile, and web applications, back-end and front-end technologies. Our stack runs from sensors to servers. We use machine learning and statistical learning techniques to build personalized and population health technologies for stress management.

We're also hiring mechanical and research engineers who love to iterate on technologies based on user interactions and feedback. We appreciate experiences and enthusiasm for building unique tools that have a meaningful impact. Our mission is to solve global questions of stress, health, performance, and happiness.

http://ilp.mit.edu/newsstory.jsp?id=21222

Please say hello@neumitra.com

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HubSpot | Cambridge/Boston/Dublin | full time, onsite

Looking for front-end (React/Flux, Backbone, ES6/CoffeeScript) and back-end (Java8, HBase, Kafka, Hadoop/Spark, ElasticSearch) developers who enjoy working in small teams that own significant parts of our products. Developer autonomy and responsibility are what fuels our product culture. Our products are helping transform how small businesses do marketing & sales so they grow while delighting their customers.

The products we build help small businesses grow. More on our product team and roles on our site: http://product.hubspot.com/ and our company culture: http://culturecode.com Or ping me (champion at hubspot) with any questions.

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Kensho, Boston, MA (Cambridge), New York, NY (NYC), San Francisco (SF), Stamford, CT: FULL TIME Software Engineers, Data Scientists (esp. Machine Learning or NLP), SRE, SET, or UI Designers ONSITE

Kensho's growing engineering team[0] overlooks in Harvard Sq. We are making financial analysis faster, accessible, intuitive and beautiful through our partnerships with Goldman Sachs[1] and CNBC[2] Please say hello to us at:

  solve ''.xrlv([bpo(roi(b) - 1) nro b lv 'isfn']) + '@gfvapr.brt'

Software Engineers, Site Reliability (SREs), Test/QA (SET), and hands-on Data Scientists (PhDs a plus)

We're hiring fun-loving, hands-on nerds at every experience level, layer of the stack and facet of our technology. We look for people who a hungry to learn, figure things out quickly, and are massively productive using technology and math.

While we primarily use Python, AngularJS, React and d3js, that is just implementation detail and you can interview in the language of your choice.

UI Designers

Design is critical to every aspect of our work. We look for a crisp design aesthetic applied to complicated workflows the produce intuitive designs. We hope you will share your portfolio and work through a design exercise with us.

Experience with finance is not expected. A willingness to play bughouse, play ticket to ride, and shoot zombies is a plus.

[0] http://kensho.com/#team [1] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-07-28/how-goldma... [2] https://www.cnbc.com/kensho

ps. Puzzles not your thing? https://kensho.com/#/careers

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Originate | Full-Time | NYC, SF, LA, Vegas, Boston, OC

We are a 100+ team of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs. I am personally looking for a few new members on my R&D team, but we are also hiring full time engineering positions. Stacks: Scala, Node, Rails, iOS, and Android.

Perks:

* 20% time

* Work on many different projects. Average time for an engineer on a project is between 2 and 6 months.

* An engineering team that cares a lot about process and quality. Heavy focus on code reviews and testing.

* Flexible hours

more info: http://originate.com/

job listings: https://boards.greenhouse.io/originate

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Society of Grownups | Boston, MA | ONSITE (WFH options)

https://www.societyofgrownups.com/careers#senior-software-en...

We're trying to democratize financial literacy and change the way people talk about money. We need strong Javascript engineers to help us build an accessible, robust financial education platform. We have an inclusive culture, work cross-functionally, and trust each other without resorting to micromanagement. Email careers@societyofgrownups.com if you'd like to talk!

Tech: ES6, Lodash, Ember CLI, Ruby on Rails, Elixir + Phoenix

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Sense | Electrical Engineer | Cambridge, MA | Onsite | Full-time

Sense is looking for electrical engineers and sr software engineers to join the team. At Sense, we are developing a consumer product consisting of hardware and software for analyzing home energy consumption at a detailed level. The insights and data provided by Sense help consumers see what is going on in their homes to save energy and make things work better. Sense is conveniently located near Boston in the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square.

- Electrical Engineer - https://goo.gl/jNkBC5

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Cognii - Boston, MA | Remote OK

Cognii is transforming online education with AI technology. We are adding a few engineers to meet the growing demand:

1. NLP/AI Research Engineer

  - natural language processing

  - statistical machine learning

  - syntactic and semantic analysis

  - information extraction
2. System Architect

  - Design and implement the scalable RESTful API

  - Data pipeline workflow optimization

  - Experience with Ruby and Rails
EdTech experience is a plus. Compensation includes significant amount of equity. Please send your resume and queries to jobs@cognii.com

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Boston | Full-time | Onsite

We're hiring Haskell & Elm engineers for a Boston-based distributed systems startup (still in stealth mode) focused on automated data engineering. Must be willing to relocate to Boston.

Knowledge of Machine Learning and experience with distributed systems a plus for Haskell position. Knowledge of basic information design a plus for Elm position (but definitely not required!).

Reach out to me directly via brendan@hyperplane.vc if interested.

PS: Even if you're not, we'd love to grab coffee or drinks with fellow Haskell engineers in the area.

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Android Developer @ Virgin Pulse (Boston / Framingham)

Team Lead & Mid Level Native ANDROID Developer

Superb Salary Package + 10% Bonus + 4 Weeks Vacation + VP Equity!!! Relocation Available.

Virgin Pulse is creating a product that will enhance the mobile experience. You will be part of a small global team to produce compelling personal mobile apps for a soon to be released wearable device while interfacing daily with product and design teams.

Email: allan.vonschenkel@virginpulse.com

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San Francisco, CA | Full Time Onsite + Remote

#TheXamarinStory. We created Xamarin (https://xamarin.com/) because we knew there had to be a better way to build mobile apps. We’re developers, so we know what developers want: a modern programming language, powerful tools, an efficient and delightful workflow and the power to create the best user experiences. We are on a mission to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps.

Systems Engineer (SF Onsite) https://xamarin.com/jobs/ojxx0fw7 Would you like to be part of the beginnings of Xamarin's internal tech ops team? This is the challenge you have been waiting for! You will be heavily involved with both server and identity infrastructure automation, network operations, and infrastructure support and security.

Mobile Architect (SF Onsite + Remote) https://xamarin.com/jobs/ou6n0fwH We are looking for Senior Mobile Consultants to join our small Strategic Client Services team across the globe to help our clients realize the most out of their investment in our products (Xamarin Platform, TestCloud, and Insights). Successful candidates are multidimensional developers and client facing leaders that love to architect, build and optimize exciting mobile apps across every single industry around the world.

Junior Mobile Development Trainer (Remote Contract-to-Perm) https://xamarin.com/jobs/oLLxZfwM Do you have an ability to teach and inspire others regarding technical concepts and skills? Do you love C# and mobile development? Would you take pride in helping individuals and companies transform themselves and achieve their mobile strategy objectives? Yes to all - send us a note and tell us why - Xamarin University is excited to hear from you!

We have more jobs available in Boston, San Francisco and London including a few REMOTE positions! Complete list of all Xamarin opportunities (multiple locations): https://xamarin.com/jobs

Interested to learn more, chat about what it’s like to work at Xamarin? My direct: paula@xamarin.com

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MIT | Cambridge, MA | Full Time | ONSITE

Full Stack Web developer in a mostly Java-based environment

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external...

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Exa (http://exa.com) Burlington, MA (on 128 outside Boston) | Full-time ONSITE | H1B welcome

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

- I manage the development of two products here -- PowerCASE (simultion preprocessor) and PowerACOUSTICS (numerical analysis post-processing tool), both both of which are C++ desktop applications developed Qt on Windows and Linux. We're looking to grow both of these teams to support some major new enhancements that are planned. Both roles are listed as "senior", but I'm flexible on the level of seniority.

http://exa.com/careers/senior-software-engineer-cae-post-pro...

http://exa.com/careers/senior-software-engineer-cae-pre-proc...

- The team which develops PowerINSIGHT is also looking to add a couple of developers. PowerINSIGHT is a multi-platform desktop application (developed using C++, Qt, and some Python), which is used by engineers to help explore, compare, organize, and share the vast amounts of data generated by a series of fluid flow simulations.

http://exa.com/careers/principal-senior-software-engineer-c-...

- Finally, we have a team which is developing a product that provides web-based access to Exa's suite of engineering products (using Java/J2EE and various other web technologies), with a particular focus on managing simulation/analysis projects at a high level and supporting collaboration of multiple engineers working on the same projects.

http://exa.com/careers/principal-software-engineer-architect...

http://exa.com/careers/senior-software-engineer-exacloud-0

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iRobot: Boston, MA or Pasadena, CA; ONSITE only.

We make robots that help people (and cats), and our robots occasionally inspire Saturday Night Live commercials and Parks & Rec episodes.

We're hiring all sorts of engineers: embedded software, regular software, unleaded software, iOS, test, electrical, mechanical, the list goes on...

No robotics background required for most jobs (I had no robotics background when I started.)

Take a look at our open positions: https://careers-irobot.icims.com/

And email me if anything catches your eye: csvec at irobot and maybe throw a dot in here com

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IBM Watson | Multiple positions | Pittsburgh | Onsite | Full-time | Citizen; Visa for well-qualified candidates | Scala; Java; Angular.js; Bootstrap; Python; Ruby; C; Golang; Watson Explorer

Want to be a part of a quickly growing product team, fueled by customers' never-ending thirst for knowledge? IBM Watson Pittsburgh has dominion over Watson Explorer and two recently released Watson Developer Cloud services: Document Conversion and Retrieve & Rank. We're a hilariously large family seated in the heart of Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood of bonnie Pittsburgh. No office parks or egregious commutes here!

http://ibm.biz/watson-pgh-jobs

* L2 Support

* Design Research & Visual Design

* UX/UI

* Product Management

There are likely to be software engineering jobs opening very soon, so bookmark this post and come back to that link in a couple of weeks. If you apply, make sure that you've completed the (admittedly lengthy) entire application. If I see it, I'll respond with a thank you message!

Watson is also starting its entry-level/college graduate machine at http://ibm.biz/watsonuniversity. We have offices all over, in NYC, Boston, Columbus, Austin, San Jose, Raleigh, Pittsburgh, and more. If you're graduating in December or in May, give it a shot! You can use the first link and simply search for "Blue Spark" if you want me to get notified that you've applied.

I'm the software engineer tech lead on the Watson Explorer connectivity team and former consultant with the product's Professional Services team. I've been around a long while and I can rightfully say that Watson group really does move quickly lives up to the "startup speed" thing seen in the press. Watson seems a lot different from what we've all thought is IBM, and I'm glad to be a part of the team keeping it that way.

You can read my post history for more about our interview process, our team functions, and our excellent culture that has a ridiculously high retention rate.

If you want to chat with me, hit me up on Pittsburgh Code & Supply's Slack chat (http://www.codeandsupply.co/chat) or email me <my hn username> at us · ibm · com with "Hacker News" in the subject.

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Needham - Boston, Ma (ONSITE) Senior Java Developer

Expert in Java, Spring, Hibernate

Email: allan@foundhuman.com

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Harvard Center for International Development - Onsite in Cambridge, MA (next to Boston)

https://github.com/cid-harvard/job-descriptions

* UX/UI Developer (VISA) * Web and Data Developers (VISA) * Web Development INTERNS

What we do:

We take real world government data and research, and turn them into interactive data viz tools. The Atlas of Economic Complexity is our current online tool that lets you interactively visualize a country’s trade and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide. There are also other National Atlas projects launching soon, one for Colombia and one for Mexico.

Our stack:

We use python, django, mysql (hopefully postgres soon), elasticsearch, ansible for the back end. For the frontend, it's ember / d3 on big national projects, jquery/d3 on atlas.cid.harvard.edu/ and WebGL with Three.js on some 3d projects that we’ve launched such as globe.cid.harvard.edu/ Everything we do is open source: https://github.com/cid-harvard

Demo of the current atlas:

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

Last year the EU placed sanctions on sales of oil equipment, but not on oil imports. Why could this be? Almost 70% of russia's exports are petrol products: http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore/tree_map/export/rus/all...

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

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

The big blue chunk is europe, meaning a sanction would really hurt Russia. However, when you look at who else the EU could buy from, the situation is grim: http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore/tree_map/net_export/sho...

There’s practically no one who’s a real political ally that Europe could depend on, save for Norway. It’s interesting how it’s practically impossible to buy oil from a country that’s relatively stable and doing well on the HDI front.

It’s worse if you consider the cost of transporting it, and how close Russia is:

http://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore/map/net_export/show/all...

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

Get in touch:Send us some work you're proud of to greg_shapiro at hks dot harvard dot edu.

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