Software Engineer, Content

Winnie


3 weeks ago

04/24/2019 23:58:41

Job type: Full-time

Category: Software Dev



Winnie connects parents with high quality daycares and preschools from large centers to small in-home providers. Our directory of local daycares & preschools helps parents easily access and compare photos, prices, parent reviews & more. To help us execute on our vision of connecting parents with the child care they need across the United States, we’re hiring a Software Engineer, Content at Winnie. You will be responsible for rapidly scaling our data coverage of daycares and preschools as well as improving and enhancing the child care data we currently have. You must have an appetite for early-stage startups, be a self-starter who is comfortable working independently, and take a highly rigorous approach to problem-solving.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 


* Investigate different data sets and figure out what’s available for each state, and sometimes for each county and city 
* Import data from many sources and formats to build out Winnie’s comprehensive directory across the U.S. 
* Set aggressive goals and standards for child care data accuracy, usefulness, and coverage

REQUIREMENTS: 


* Product-minded and VERY detail oriented 
* Fast, independent learner 
* Strong understanding of how web requests work 
* Comfortable with command line and scripting 
* Comfortable using Python 
* Analytic and highly rigorous when it comes to problem-solving

BONUS POINTS: 


* Familiarity with the daycare and preschool search process 
* Familiarity with NoSQL

BENEFITS: 


* Very generous equity package and a competitive salary 
* Medical, vision and dental coverage, 401k program, commuter benefits, FSA, HSA 
* Generous vacation policy 
* 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave (moms and dads) and family-friendly policies 
* We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we are supportive of returners who have been out of the workforce/industry

Please mention that you come from Remotive when applying for this job.

Help us maintain Remotive! If this link is broken, please just click to report dead link!

similar jobs

  • Development specialized on the free software project Open edX, used by many universities and companies to run online courses. See edx.org, stanford.edu or fun-mooc.fr for examples of Open edX instances.

    The Open edX platform is a large Python/Django codebase, with good code standards and architecture (a lot of the edX engineers come from MIT). You would work on different clients contracts using the platform. The clients list/references include Harvard, MIT, edX themselves, the French government, and various startups & universities currently running their own instances, or looking to create one. Tasks are very varied, from developing core platform features, custom exercises and tools for specific courses (XBlocks), customizing and deploying instances, working fullstack, operating our service infrastructure, improving our hosting platform, etc. You won't get bored here.


    Most of your work is published as free software (Open edX is released under the AGPL license, which requires clients to release modifications under the same license), and you would also contribute to the free software project, pushing most of your developments upstream through pull requests, contributing features, documentation or help on mailing-lists.


    - 3+ years working with Python
    - Experience with Python web frameworks, specifically Django
    - 3+ years of HTML, Javascript, and CSS (experience with React is a big plus!)
    - Experience with unit testing
    - You feel comfortable working in a Linux environment, specifically Debian or Ubuntu
    - Experience with databases: MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
    - Experience with contributing to free software projects, and communicating within a free software community

    You would have to work with tasks from the following categories, but you would be able to pick up the skills on the job if you don't master this yet:

    - DevOps experience, especially on Debian/Ubuntu servers, Terraform, Vault, Packer, Prometheus, ELK, Docker. We are building a modern infrastructure and having a strong DevOps presence on top of core software engineering skills is a big plus with us.

    - Cloud computing, like AWS or OpenStack

    - Configuration management tools such as Ansible

    - RabbitMQ, Redis & Elasticsearch

    - git source control

    - Mobile development (iOS and/or Android)

    - Managing clients & projects from beginning to completion (senior developer)

    - Public speaking at conferences (you would present a talk every year at the Open edX Con)


    We are a team of twenty developers, all working remotely from Europe, North & South America, Asia & Australia. You would arrive at a critical moment, as we scale up to handle increasing demand from clients on the edX platform. The company is not affiliated with edX, but contributing and working with them on various projects. This is a full time position, were you would be able to work remotely from anywhere you want, as long as you have a good internet connexion. : ) 

  • 2 weeks ago

    DESCRIPTION

    Skylight (https://skylight.digital/) is at the forefront of a civic movement to reinvent how the government serves the public in a digital world.

    We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join our talented team of technologists in driving this movement forward.

    You’ll be a key part of our small, but rapidly growing team, which consists of former Presidential Innovation Fellows, founders of 18F, and members of the U.S. Digital Service.

    We work in small, fast, agile teams to create exceptional customer experiences and enduring solutions out of the government’s most complex design and technology challenges. The work is challenging, but highly rewarding.

    Your initial engagement will be with the State of Connecticut, which is one of the first state & local governments undertaking an organizational-wide digital transformation. The initial focus of this transformation is on improving services related to serving the needs of children and families. These services range from reducing infant deaths to improving early childhood development.

    Our job is to help jumpstart and accelerate the State of Connecticut’s transformation through high-impact activities such as:

    • Identifying and prioritizing which services to improve through user experience research and technical discovery
    • Creating a comprehensive, flexible roadmap for change to guide decisions and actions around service improvement, policymaking, and budgeting
    • Instituting new digital policies & standards (for example, API standards)
    • Developing and empowering digital talent throughout the state government (for example, via recruiting, training, and coaching)
    • Executing on tightly-scoped delivery projects to set the foundation for broad-based change, as well as demonstrate the art of the possible

    REQUIREMENTS

    What you’ll do:

    • Engineer an incredible experience for developers who are working in web-based environments such as Ruby, Python, Java, and Node.js through automation, virtualization, and process improvement
    • Achieve technical excellence by advocating for and adhering to lean-agile engineering principles and practices such as simple design and automated testing
    • Represent Skylight's culture of delivery when interacting with government stakeholders and other contractors

    What we’re looking for:

    • Expertise in the areas of version control, deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, monitoring, proactive notification, and “shift-left security”
    • Able to deploy and configure services using infrastructure as a service providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
    • Able to solve problems using scripting and programming skills
    • Able to administer Linux-based systems, as well as Apache-based web servers
    • Experience with Elasticsearch and Docker
    • Experience working within a multidisciplinary, agile team format
    • A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values (https://skylight.digital/culture/)
    • Ability to travel to Hartford, Connecticut frequently

    BENEFITS

    We focus on supporting you in a variety of ways:

    • Competitive salary
    • Profit-sharing and/or bonus opportunities
    • Health insurance, including medical, dental, vision, and more
    • 401k match at 10% of your salary
    • Unlimited paid time-off policy
    • $2,000 continuing education allowance, including conference events
    • Time to focus on activities such as learning & development, open-source projects, and community outreach
    • An environment that empowers you to unleash your superpowers for public good
    • Potential for relocation assistance if willing to move to a HUBZone area (https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map). (Read more about us being a HUBZone: https://skylight.digital/about/#hubzone.)

    Note that we participate in E-Verify and upon hire, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Parklink Limited seeks a skilled, motivated candidate to fill the position of remote Lead Technician fluent in Python and PHP, who loves the challenges of high-availabilty SaaS and working with hardware.


    Company Introduction

    Parklink Development Limited provides RFID duplication devices to locksmiths and security professionals.

    Our flagship product is 'Rebadge'. It's a patented machine that duplicates RFID badges for customers. Before Rebadge, it was impossible to duplicate consumer RFID badges. Since the launch of Rebadge, literally hundreds of thousands of people have been able to make copies of their badges, and the number increases every day.

    Each machine is an embedded linux system running Python + Qt, and tethered online.

    Supporting the machines is a RESTful API (CakePHP).

    There is also a full back-office system for client management, machine management, billing, etc.

    We've got over 2,000 machines online (Check out our coverage map here: https://rebadge.eu)

    We've recently expanded into Australian and US markets. With this growth comes new challenges, and this is where your expertise comes in.

    The team currently consists of three staff - the founding partners operating in the roles of CTO and COO, and a technical support role. The successful candidate would be the fourth member on the team. The company structure is based in Hong Kong, but the partners are EU based


    We are a highly optimised / lean company. The successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously on a constantly evolving product and rapidly expanding client base. You will work on a real product that is used by thousands of people daily. 

    Working for us means you'll be able to flex your development muscles, and you'll have a real impact on a real product that exists in the real-world, used by thousands of people every day. It's an exciting possibility.

    We are not another boring SaaS company. We create, manufacture and deploy real hardware on a global scale, with back and front end code managing it all. You'll have a chance to get your hands onto hardware, software, development and deployment. If you're driven, curious, and a hacker at heart, this position is for you. 

    We will provide you with all the training and tools you need, an annual travel budget, and a dynamic, fair and respectful work environment. 

    Reciprocatively, we are seeking to work with someone that is honest, skilled, self-motivated, and reliable.

    Tasks:

    As a lead technician, your tasks will be divided into two categories:

    Backend Development (CakePHP)

    Embedded Development (Python)

    Backend Development

    Our systems (API + Back-office) are based on the CakePHP framework, backed by a geographically Distributed High-Availability LAMP stack (Europe + Asia)

    The RESTful API provides the interface to the network of machines, and the back office provides administration functionality for us and our clients.

    Backend Development Tasks

    Maintaining & Developing the API [PHP / CakePHP]

    Maintaining & Developing the Administration Interface [PHP / CakePHP]

    Maintaining & Optimisation of the Database [MySQL]

    We have short, medium and long term goals, and milestones setup for our system. You're coming into a stable, clean, code base that we'll give you all necessary training on.


    Our frameworks are under GitHub source control, with a CI environment for staging and production.

     We will provide necessary development environments (VirtualBox environment).


    Embedded Development 

    We have 2000+ networked machines deployed. Each machine is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3, with dual-frequency RFID readers and touch screen. We have a custom linux deployment running the client software, written in Python + Qt [Pyside]

    The software is under clean, stable, and under active development. 

    Embedded Development Tasks

    Maintaining & Developing machine software [Python]

    Developing / Deploying a Unit Testing framework [Python / FrogLogic Squish]

    Development / Maintenance of System scripts / environment [Linux / Bash]

    We will provide all necessary training + hardware required to get started on the systems.


    Skill / Experience Requirements

    Technical Skills

    Python 3 [Fluent]

    QT / PySide Experience Bonus

    Ability to write, respect & maintain unit tests

    PHP 5/6/7  [Fluent]

    OOP (PSR-1 & 2) Obligatory

    CakePHP Experience Bonus

    Ability to write, respect & maintain unit tests (CodeCeption, PHPUnit)

    Git/GitHub competency

    Fluent with Git, respecting & maintaining development procedures (issue branch, code review, pull request, merge, etc)

    Database (Mysql)

    Query optimisation for high load environments

    High Traffic, High Availability Clusters 

    Experience with distributed server clusters and writing highly optimised code for high-load environments - understanding the requirements of high-load environments


    Linux Familiarity

    Intermediate configuration & administration tasks (SSH, Bash, etc)

    Rasbian Experience Bonus


    Hardware Familiarity

    Raspberry PI

    Serial / UART

    NFC Familiarity [Bonus]

    13.56 (Mifare, libNFC, etc)

    125KHz (T55, EM4XX etc) 


    Personal Skills

    English (Fluency in written + spoken)

    Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently

    Ability to work autonomously & self-motivate

    Ability to integrate into an existing team & structure

    Time Requirements

    This is a full time, remote position (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)

    Reachable during work hours via phone / slack

    Compensation

    40000EU per year / ~$50,000 USD

    2kEU Hardware Allowance / $2450 USD

    Annual Travel Allowance

    We will provide all training required

    We will provide all hardware necessary (Devices, parts, badges, etc)

    Flexible time off: 25 Paid Vacation days + 11 Paid Public Holidays

    Application Pre-requisites

    Your updated CV

    A brief email explaining who you are, why you fit the position, and how your experience is relevant.

    A link to your GitHub/GitLab account

    An overview of your side projects that you work on / contribute to.

    We will take time to study each application with diligence - please take the time to read over the position requirements carefully.


Remotive can help!

Not sure how to apply properly to this job? Watch our live webinar « 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking For A Remote Startup Job (And What To Do Instead) ».

Interested to chat with Remote workers? Join our community!