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London - 27 jobs in December 2015

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We're looking for people (London or REMOTE) who match at least some of the following:

• love C

• like Rust

• have strong HPC experience

• have a strong compiler theory research background

• have experience with LLVM compiling to GPU

• have experience writing on top of paravirtualisation APIs

• have strong industry domain experience

• love the idea of running distributed compute on bare metal (no Linux)

• dislike the prevailing big data stack (Spark, Hadoop, Java) and can cogently explain why it's so painful to use

• are undogmatic - skeptical of new viewpoints but can readily admit when they're wrong

• have been programming obsessively since an early age

• have "hacker" backgrounds (3 of our team have grey-ish hat backgrounds, including writing the first bootsector virus before viruses were illegal)

• have experience as CTO/chief architect/chief scientist/herding programmers

Our team ranges from 21 (who was the youngest ever researcher at Imperial aged 16) to 43, with a mix of interesting backgrounds. Salary ~£80k-£120k (~$120k-$180k) plus equity.

jobs@domini.io

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New York, NY | ONSITE & REMOTE | Multiple Positions | Fulltime | General Assembly

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 line.

See our full list of open positions ranging from engineers to designers to even teaching opportunities at https://generalassemb.ly/careers. Please feel free to contact me directly with your resume and any questions at elliott . carlson - at - generalassemb.ly

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Markit!! | markit.education/demo | Remote possible | London UK | Full-Time

MarkIt!! is about learning hard subjects. We have taken higher level Maths and Physics questions and designed a way to test, diagnose and explain the very problems that make these subjects hard to learn. Our diagnostic data connects teachers to relevant and actable sight to aid their teaching.

We're hiring for a Lead engineer / co-founder to join us to improve and scale our prototype.

You'll be part of a small team, working in London (Baker Street). We have backing from experienced angel investors, early sales and 100 teachers' usage based on our existing prototype built using React and Firebase.

for more info: markite.education/careers

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AimBrain | London, UK | Engineering | FULL-TIME (ONSITE), INTERNS (prefer onsite, but OK REMOTE)

AimBrain is the mobile biometric authentication platform. We help our clients to know if their users really are who they say they are. The platform currently consists of three modalities - behavioural, facial and voice.

Our founding team is highly technical and consists of ex-ARM, European Space Agency and CERN engineers and doctorates working on the most recent machine learning advancements to deliver the best solution for mobile biometric authentication.

Founded in July 2014 and based in London, we are backed by a highly respected London VC and are rapidly expanding our team to deliver multiple projects with the major UK high street banks and security companies.

We are currently hiring for full-stack and machine learning positions to form the founding team which will grow with the company. We are also looking for kick-ass iOS/Android/Web developers on either CONTRACTING or INTERNING basis.

* Ping us at: https://aimbrain.com/joinus :)

* Or drop us a line at: founders [] aimbrain.com

Thanks!

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Code Kingdoms | Full-Stack JavaScript Developer | London, UK | Full-Time | ONSITE

Over 1000 schools use Code Kingdoms. As partners on the BBC micro:bit project, 1 million school children in the UK will access the Code Kingdoms editor. Now we’re expanding into the home market so kids can learn to code the things they already love with Code Kingdoms.

Code Kingdoms are looking for a full-stack JS developer who can help build and scale our products to be used by millions of kids worldwide. We're seeking an entrepreneurial and highly driven developer with a track record of creating successful, high quality software. We’re built on a JavaScript stack and make extensive use of ES6, NodeJS and other modern, productive technologies.

Read more and apply: https://goo.gl/UMxhK2

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BuzzSumo - http://buzzsumo.com - London/NYC - Remote only

We build software for content marketers and publishers to uncover insights into what content is resonating in their industry. Our software is used by companies such as BuzzFeed, Yahoo, Ally Bank, and Symantec.

We're looking for a backend engineer with experience in Elasticsearch and distributed systems. Our stack includes Ruby on Rails, redis and Postgres. But first and foremost we need someone with experience in optimizing and scaling Elasticsearch clusters.

Please email your resume and brief intro to team@buzzsumo.com if interested.

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Snowplow | London, UK or REMOTE | Support Engineer

Our Managed Service offering has grown significantly over the last year, and we now orchestrate and monitor the Snowplow open source event pipeline (https://github.com/snowplow/snowplow) for over 50 customers, many of them processing billions of events per month.

We are looking for our first full-time support engineer for the Snowplow Managed Service. There’s room for coding in this position, but you don’t have to be a coder to succeed in it: instead we are looking for candidates with analytical minds, high levels of customer empathy and an enthusiasm for troubleshooting problems and improving processes and systems.

Find out much more on our website: http://snowplowanalytics.com/about/jobs/support-engineer.htm...

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PlayCanvas - London - (ONSITE || REMOTE)

Two coding positions available at PlayCanvas the leading WebGL interactive 3D engine. http://playcanvas.com/

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PlayCanvas is looking for a top flight game coder to join our growing team.

We have an exciting online multiplayer game project that you will be leading.

Ideally, you have a portfolio of games you have already made or worked on. We are looking for a talented all-rounder. Can you enter a game jam on your own and make something awesome? Can you pick up new skills and technologies quickly?

More info: http://forum.playcanvas.com/t/playcanvas-is-hiring-game-code...

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PlayCanvas is looking for a creative coder to join our family. Come and help us build award-winning apps and games that are the best on the web.

More info: http://forum.playcanvas.com/t/playcanvas-is-looking-for-an-a...

Email: info@playcanvas.com with CV and cool stuff. Check out http://playcanvas.com/

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NGI Systems | Software Engineer - Early Hire | Kuala Lumpur or REMOTE

We are a London-based restaurant tech startup looking for an experienced full stack Software Engineer to join as a key early hire. Visit our product website at www.NextMenu.com to see what we are building.

We're looking for a strong core-Java developer who's comfortable with dependency injection, the Java standard library and concurrency. You will be expected to analyse problems and decide on appropriate solutions, weighing the cost of development against time-to-market. You should have lots of experience writing unit tests and treat it as a key part of development, not as an afterthought.

Frontend experience using Angular.js and experience with both relational databases and NoSQL databases is highly desirable. On the infrastructure side, a strong knowledge of Linux, Android and networking is a must. Familiarity with AWS and IPSec VPN is a bonus.

You'll be working with a globally distributed team, so regular communication and daily scrum meetings are essential. We have two-week sprints so features are aggressively prioritised to meet the changing needs of our customers. You'll be involved from a very early stage, so there is the opportunity to make a huge difference to the solution we are building and to the company overall. The location preference is for Kuala Lumpur, where our CTO is based but the right person can work from anywhere.

For more info, see the full listing at: http://www.ngi.systems/jobs/SoftwareEngineer_EarlyHire_KL_Gl...

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES (http://PSYT.co.uk) — London (UK) or remote

* We need great JavaScript and/or Android engineers

WHAT WE DO. We measure and enhance wellbeing and productivity using mobile apps. There are two strands to this. First, we quantify cognitive and psychological states, such as attention or happiness. Second, we deliver interventions, such as mindfulness, to boost cognitive and psychological skills. Right now we're trying to make the world's workplaces happier, and working mostly B2B.

WHO WE ARE. Our backgrounds span finance, psychology, technology, and design. CTO George (gmac) leads on the measurement side, having mapped the UK's wellbeing with Mappiness (http://mappiness.org.uk). CEO Nick leads on interventions, as the former Head of Research for successful mindfulness app Headspace (http://www.getsomeheadspace.com).

WHAT WE USE. We love CoffeeScript, especially for cross-platform internal app logic. We have iOS and Android apps, and both make liberal use of JavaScriptCore. Our back-end is node.js and Postgres, with heavy use of JSONB.

WHO YOU MIGHT BE. You're smart, curious, motivated. Perhaps you have some really solid JavaScript expertise backed up with a little bit of Android — or maybe it's the other way around. You know a closure from a promise, and are happy working with both. You love to learn, and you know that good UX is both super-important and properly hard.

Contact george(at)PSYT.co.uk

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Smarkets, London, UK. On-site only.

We're a modern betting exchange, going technology first to enable proper price competition in a field of fat commissions. A small, agile, and fast-growing team, who early this broke £1 billion in lifetime trades on our platform. We're now mere days from the £2B milestone.

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 automated testing. We can - and do - deploy to production several times a day.

If you like the idea of flat structure and practical engineering approach, see our jobs at https://smarkets.com/about/jobs/

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Lumi | London, UK (Farringdon) | Polyglot developer ONSITE | Full-time https://lumi.do

Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 depending on experience.

Lumi is a personalised news reader. We learn your interests automatically from the get go and recommend you articles that we think you'll love. Lumi was created by the founders of Last.fm, a music recommendation website that accrued 40 million users.

We are looking for a polyglot software developer with good breadth and depth of experience, to join our small team. Flexibility is important: you should be able to learn new things as required and turn your hand to work in new areas.

We're currently writing Python on the backend, Java for our Android app, and will use Swift for our iOS app, so you should be happy to work in any of these areas. Android and iOS experience, as well as a strong sense for UX are big plus points.

To apply, either launch a CV at jobs@lumi.do, or get in touch personally if you'd like to chat first (details in my profile)

The Lumi app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=done.lumi

Job spec: https://lumi.do/about/jobs/polyglot-software-developer

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London, UK | ONSITE | Full time | Frontend web dev

Boiler Room is the world’s leading community of underground music fans. We live-stream DJ sets and live gigs from music hubs such as London, Berlin, New York, Paris, LA and >60 other cities to music lovers all over the world. It started as a webcam taped to a warehouse wall in East London - in five years Boiler Room has grown to become the online home of underground music, and also a complex broadcasting and editorial platform in its own right.

We are currently in the process of building the next generation of the web app powering Boiler Room. We have upwards of a million views on our site a month, and that’s not including the hundreds of millions of views that our videos have accumulated on YouTube and Dailymotion. We want to create a completely unique web experience that lives up to the quality of our live shows. To do that we need someone who knows their way around the wonderful mess that is frontend web development, and truly cares about the experience that music lovers will have while using our web app on all kinds of devices.

You’ll be an essential part of a dev team currently consisting of 2 developers and 2 designers. You should have strong opinions about how web development should be done in 2015, and you should be able to come up with and implement new ideas for consuming & sharing online music experiences. You'll be working in our river-side office in Wapping, East London, and you’ll of course be able to go to and invite your friends to the exclusive parties being live-streamed on the site.

Our frontend stack: React, Redux, ImmutableJS, Gulp, Webpack, Babel, CSSNext

If this sounds like your kind of jam, email harry.l+hn@boilerroom.tv

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Improbable| London, UK | Engineering | FULL-TIME (ONSITE)

++What We Do++

We're building Spatial OS; a distributed operating systems that scales arbitrarily to 1000s of machines across a proprietary cloud-agnostic, distributed system. Spatial OS transforms how we look at complex systems in areas as diverse as city management, defence, economics and entertainment, enabling a new class of applications and businesses for the future.

Basically we're building the step beyond "big-data" > http://bit.ly/1Mpok48

++Why Join++

At Improbable we are building software to solve completely new and complex problems around distributed systems, AI, auto-scaling and container-based infra; all at massive scale with extreme performance requirements. We operate in small, agile, autonomous teams each working on key aspects of our offering.

++What We Look For++

1/ Experience writing high quality code at scale (We use Scala, Go, C++, Docker, Mesos, CoreOS, GRPC and more)

2/ Desire to work on never before solved problems.

++Hiring For++

* Build Engineers * Security Engineers * Distributed Systems Engineers * Sales Engineers * Support Engineers * Product Engineers * Technical Recruiters * Full-stack Engineers * Technical Writers

Check out http://improbable.io/about/careers for all roles.

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Thread.com (YC S12) | Frontend Engineer | London, UK | Full-time | Onsite

We're a startup that's using human stylists and machine learning algorithms to reinvent how shopping works for men (and someday women) who want to dress well but dislike shopping. In the process we're helping them to feel happier and more confident about themselves. We're backed by a collection of the top investors from London and Silicon Valley as well as Y Combinator.

You'd be joining a small, highly technical team with lots of startup experience (the founders have started and sold 2 companies before). We're lucky to have had a lot of success bringing together exceptional people in design, machine learning/AI and engineering, and we're now focussed on finding our first dedicated frontend engineer. You’ll be responsible for owning the frontend code and helping shape how frontend is built, from working with designers through to integrating with the backend. You’ll also be responsible for evangelising the latest frontend technologies and techniques and bringing them into Thread where appropriate. We want to work with someone who is entrepreneurial, ambitious, has broad, cross-discipline interests, is product-focused and exceptionally good at what they do.

Want to learn more? Check out https://www.thread.com/jobs and you can see some of our code a thttp://dev.thread.com/

Thanks!

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Lumi | London, UK (Farringdon) | Android (maybe iOS too) ONSITE | Full-time https://lumi.do

Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 depending on experience.

Lumi is a personalised news reader. We learn your interests automatically from the get go and recommend you articles that we think you'll love. Lumi was created by the founders of Last.fm, a music recommendation website that accrued 40 million users.

We are looking for an experienced Android developer to join our small team to continue work on our app. Flexibility is important however: you should be a polyglot software developer able to learn new things and work in new areas. The server side should not be a mystery to you and we'd expect you to have had experience in a number of programming languages. iOS experience and interest, as well as a strong sense for UX are big plus points.

To apply, either launch a CV at jobs@lumi.do, or get in touch personally if you'd like to chat first (details in my profile)

The Lumi app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=done.lumi

Job spec: https://lumi.do/about/jobs/app-developer

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Sploor | London, UK | Full Stack Developer | ONSITE or REMOTE | Full Time

We are sploor.com, a fun new travel website and app that provides an alternative to current travel solutions. We are funded and at an exciting early stage where we are now turning our vision into reality, and we are looking for employee number 1.

We are a fun, enthusiastic and energetic team of cofounders and the company we are building will fully reflect these values. The right person for us will be passionate about startups and able to lead us technically, but also be happy to get involved providing their input on other areas of the business including product design, marketing, strategy and company culture.

Full job description here: http://tinyurl.com/jb7b2g3

Competitive compensation available for the right candidate.

For more information please either apply through the link above or email hello@sploor.com and we'll arrange a coffee (or a Skype coffee, depending on where in the world you are based).

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Code Kingdoms | User Acquisition Lead | London, UK | Full-Time | ONSITE

Over 1000 schools use Code Kingdoms. As partners on the BBC micro:bit, 1 million school children will access the Code Kingdoms editor. Now we’re expanding into the home market so kids can learn to code the things they already love with Code Kingdoms. Reaching that audience is where you come in. You'll explore and experiment with ways to acquire new users and optimise cost of acquisition and lifetime value of customers.

- You have designed and executed effective campaigns. We’re more interested in the successes of your campaigns than how long you’ve been creating them.

- You’ll thrive working in an evolving startup environment and taking ownership of an entire business function from day one.

- You communicate well and can collaborate with people across different roles and knowledge areas.

Read more and apply: https://goo.gl/nTemvB

https://codekingdoms.com

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MarketInvoice | London, UK (our last two hires were from HN)

Senior Python Engineers

MarketInvoice is the VC-backed peer-to-peer fintech platform that’s building the modern backbone of the economy. Imagine you’re a young company who’s just won a major contract but your client wants to pay you on 90 day terms when you need to pay your staff and suppliers upfront. That’s where we step in. Our platform uses the peer-to-peer approach to provide the day-to-day operational financing for companies as varied as mobile development agencies, food brands and construction firms.

We’re the largest startup in our space worldwide and already lending £25 million/month to small businesses and on track to double that within the next year.

It's a £100bn/year market which is dominated by legacy lenders and banks with complex processes and shady practices. We’re bringing transparency and simplicity to the market.

https://www.marketinvoice.com/

Salary range: for graduate level we're generally looking at around £30k-40k, for mid-level we're looking at £40-60k and for senior £60k-£80k.

All roles +meaningful equity options with low strike price and employee friendly terms.

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Drop me an email at i.ghory@marketinvoice.com if you're interested or just want to chat.

(Our team uses Python but we're open to people from different technology stacks; there are also other teams at the company using JS & C#/.Net if that's what you're looking for. Also hiring for Product, Marketing, Risk, Sales, Ops, etc - see https://www.marketinvoice.com/careers for details).

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London, UK - Full Time. Busuu are currently looking for:

DevOps - https://www.busuu.com/jobs?gh_jid=88545 Backend Developers - https://www.busuu.com/jobs?gh_jid=72385 Test Automation Engineers - https://www.busuu.com/jobs?gh_jid=85281

busuu is the world’s largest social network for learning languages, with over 55 million users around the world.

From solving difficult engineering challenges, building out tech integrations with our partners around the world, evolving our products and continuing to lead the way, we’re certain you’ll be pushed professionally and have fun along the way.

If interested please contact me at natalina@busuu.com with a copy of your CV.

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London, UK - http://www.futurescaper.com/ - Meteor developer

Futurescaper is a Meteor and D3-based web application used by large organisations to do crowdsourced foresight, strategy, and collective intelligence. Major clients include the OECD and the United Nations Development Programme.

We're looking for a full-time or several part-time developers. Our ideal candidates are:

  - Javascript ninjas
  - Experienced with Meteor and D3, or similar frameworks
  - Comfortable with both backend and especially frontend work
  - Understand graph traversal algorithms
  - Good at browser profiling and speed/memory optimisation
  - Interested in foresight, scenario planning, and collective intelligence
contact: jobs@futurescaper.com

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London, United Kingdom - Geckoboard - https://www.geckoboard.com - ON SITE (but some working from home is not a problem)

Geckoboard is a successful, growing 25-person B2B SaaS startup based in East London. Our elegant real-time dashboards solve a tricky, important problem for thousands of paying subscribers, by taking the complexity out of connecting to their data and making that information simple for everyone to interpret at a glance. As a result, our customers unlock data they didn't know they had, connect people and join up projects, and make better decisions faster.

We are looking for a front-end developer who is excited about tail call optimisation in ES6, uses TDD consistently or wants to learn to do so, and builds super usable single-page applications. Any React knowledge is a plus but we are happy for you to learn with us. Please see our jobs page for details: https://www.geckoboard.com/careers/

We’re constantly striving to ensure that we offer the most encouraging, supportive and efficient environment possible. We want everyone on the team to participate in making architectural decisions. The whole team is involved in prioritising and evaluating our work and we regularly program in pairs to share knowledge, promote collaboration, and improve code quality.

We don't just pay lip service to work-life balance, we actively and strongly encourage it. Flexible working hours and the ability to regularly work from home let you work in a way that fits you and your family, and we have generous maternity and paternity leave policies. We see our contractual obligation to offer 25 days' paid holiday as a /lower/ bound for everyone in the organisation, not a limit. We actively contribute to personal and professional development and have a minimum budget allowance to be spent on courses, books, and conferences. We also run fortnightly "innovation days", where everyone has complete freedom to work on anything that interests them, from contributing to open-source projects to learning a new skill or improving our internal tools and processes.

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FundApps was recently recognised as one of the top 50 fintech startups in Europe. We sell a web service that automates financial regulatory compliance. We're a company of 17 right now, and somewhat unusually are a bootstrapped startup are growing rapidly through acquisition of customers rather than funding. Current openings we have in London. -Full Stack UI Engineer -Infrastructure / Ops Engineer More here: http://fundapps.workable.com/ or email me direct - james.peters@fundapps.co if you have questions. Thanks!

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London. Full-time. REMOTE is okay if within easy commute to London.

Gower Street Analytics - Engineer for data science products.

Gower Street is the data science company for Hollywood. We're building tools for film studios to understand how their films and release dates interact with international competition.

You'll be helping us implement and maintain these products and the servers that keep them running. Your education and background are not so important rather, we're more concerned with your ability and desire to learn, and the ideas you bring to the conversation.

contact info in profile

(we cannot help with visas.)

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London or Exeter United Kingdom - Onsite

Crowdcube is hiring Front-end Engineers.

https://www.crowdcube.com/pg/front-end-engineers-exeter-lond...

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CloudFlare https://www.cloudflare.com/ | San Francisco, CA; London, UK; Singapore, SG | VISA, ONSITE

CloudFlare is building a better Internet -- performance and security optimization at the edge. Our long term goal is to give every site the same performance, security, and reliability that major sites like Google and Facebook accomplish, without any specialized network hardware or complicated administration. We enhance over 2 million sites,

including this one. We're hiring for a variety of roles -- started 2015 at 128, over 210 now, and hope to end around 256; doubling again in 2016. This is a perfect time to join -- product market fit is established, but there's a lot of great engineering, product, sales, and support work to be done. We've publicly said we're profitable and on track for long term independent success.

You may wish to check out our blog to see the kinds of engineering work we do. (https://blog.cloudflare.com/).

https://www.cloudflare.com/join-our-team has a listing of positions.

We're always hiring for operations/SRE, sales, general systems engineering (mostly in Go, nginx, and network, as well as DNS at scale), and web development.

Specific roles we're keen to hire include:

0) Great operations/SRE staff: operating our system at scale (65+ datacenters around the world, 24x7 coverage, millions of sites) requires highly competent, hard-working, and communicative engineers.

1) Billing engineer -- someone to take the lead as we build a new billing system. Also hiring a billing PM. We're using a great YC company's billing product.

2) Great front-end engineers -- building new UI/UX to expose controls and data to customers is an increasing portion of what we do. Our current front-end stack is Backbone + Marionette with Browserify and Sass. Our new projects are using React + Redux + Babel + css-modules, and generally adopting Higher Order Components. We're also starting the process of re-imagining our main WWW Front-end stack with a migration to Redux.

3) Systems Engineer -- looking for people to help serve even more traffic, build infrastructure for security and robustness, and contribute back to open source projects. We make extensive use of nginx, lua/luajit, and ssl-at-scale.

4) "Prototyping engineers" -- people who want to prototype things in go (backend) through js frontend. We're adding a lot of new products in 2016, and people who love building the first prototype and pilot versions of these products make everything faster.

If you're interested, please apply through the https://www.cloudflare.com/join-our-team link.

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Pivotal | ONSITE SF, NYC, Palo Alto and many, many locations worldwide | Engineers, Designers, Product Managers, Data Scientists | Visa and relocation assistance

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

Pivotal's goal is to change the way the world makes software and we kinda sorta really mean it. We're broken into three basic divisions: Pivotal Labs (yes, that Pivotal Labs), Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Big Data. Rotations between divisions, temporarily or permanently, are possible.

We have offices in San Francisco, New York City, Santa Monica, Palo Alto, Seattle, Boulder, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, London, Dublin, Tokyo and Sydney. We will soon be opening an office in Berlin as well, with more to come. Relocations, temporarily or permanently, are possible.

Each of the three divisions has a constantly evolving and deliberately cross-pollinated culture. We are constantly thinking about how we work and how we can work more sensibly, effectively and enjoyably.

-- Pivotal Labs, from which the company draws its name and cultural seed, 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.

-- Cloud Foundry solves application deployment and management. We're the main contributors to CF. We're expanding what is the leading opensource PaaS and our distribution has the fastest-growing sales of any opensource product ever. It's also the only PaaS I'd personally bet a company on -- except for integrated upstream code, every line is pair programmed and TDD'd. We dogfood the cutting edge of the technology on our own commercial public cloud (Pivotal Web Services). It works because we took the XP and Lean DNA of Pivotal Labs and scaled it up to build the best cloud platform bar none.

-- Big Data is home to a fleet of battled-hardened products that we have been progressively open sourcing. Greenplum Database tackles some of the largest datasets in the world with the comfort and familarity of PostgreSQL. Apache HAWQ (incubating) brings Greenplum's distributed query planner to Hadoop. Gemfire, which we donated as Apache Geode (incubating), is an in-memory distributed grid with years of high performance in high-stakes systems.

-- Generally

At our offices 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.

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

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

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