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Pittsburgh - 2 jobs in August 2015

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TopScore | Philadelpha, Pittsburgh, New Haven, San Francisco | Full Time | REMOTE | http://usetopscore.com

TopScore is hiring a Chief Support Officer. The CSO is responsible for managing our existing support operations as well as scaling them from hundreds of thousands of users to the millions. If you’re attentive, analytical, and good with people, join us in revolutionizing how sports and activities are organized.

TopScore is a rapidly growing software-as-a-service company that provides modern solutions for sport and activity organizers. We process tens of millions of dollars in registrations and purchases for hundreds of organizations in dozens of countries.

This position is open to ANYONE.

More about the position here: http://usetopscore.com/p/topscore-is-hiring-a-chief-support-...

You can also email me at jeremy@usetopscore.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; Watson Explorer

IBM Watson in Pittsburgh has several open positions as of this posting.

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

* Watson Technical Product Manager

* Watson User Interface (UI) Developer (and Junior)

* Watson Quality Engineer

* Watson Software Support & Support Explorer Engineers

If you apply, please ensure that you apply fully by clicking the link in the email you receive later today. People frequently miss that step and leave their application incomplete!

I’m the software engineer tech lead on the Watson Explorer connectivity team and former consultant with the product's Professional Services team.

We’re looking for folks versed in Java, Scala, and the Ruby on Rails stack. The UI positions are heavily focused on Angular.js and Bootstrap. QA leans Python. We're in new development mode right now, so if you like to start from nothing, you'll like what we're doing.

We do things like TDD, real actual pair programming†, kanban, agile-ish planning (IBM Design Thinking, not some convoluted buzzword bullshit), automated builds, “use the right tool for the job even if it’s not an IBM product”, and daily stand ups that, for the most part, never run past 15 minutes.

We like to have fun, too, having regular board game lunches and evenings, hosting meetup events, weekly communal lunch cooked by one or more of our fantastic cooks, and managers that are incredibly full-of-clue and treat us like the adults we all are.

We try to keep our interview process as bullshit-free as possible. If we think you look good on paper, we’ll reach out for a phone chat and give you the details on a pretty open-ended code test, where you’ll implement a simple library. If we like your solution, then we’ll invite you for a live culture fit and technical interview, in-person if you’re near or remote if not. This process has given us a ridiculously low turnover.

† no, really. We shoot for 50%-75% pairing, otherwise known as “pair when it makes sense”.

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