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  • 3 weeks ago

    FreeAgent is:

    • One of the UK's most popular small business finance apps with over 80,000 customers. We help small businesses sort out the mess and the stress of managing their business finances
    • Loved and adored by customers. We have an NPS of 70 (which is considered "exceptional")
    • Rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on Trustpilot. See what customers say

    This is your chance to come and shape the future of small business banking and accounting!

    Make a difference 💫

    It's an exciting time in the accounting and banking space. We're seeing a revolution in the FinTech industry, and new government initiatives such as Making Tax Digital and Open Banking and opening up new features and products for customers.

    The technology in this space is changing rapidly and at FreeAgent we're working on the cutting edge. We're focused on providing the best possible user experience for our growing customer base.

    Creating the best place to work 👩🏽‍💻

    We want people to be productive, to have career opportunities, to be focused on meaningful work and to have an excellent work/life balance. We like to think we work smarter, not harder, which is why we stick to a 35-hour working week and still Get Things Done.

    We have built a powerful CI/CD platform which can run 32,000 automated tests in less than five minutes which allows us to remain productive at scale, and allows all engineers, regardless of level, to deploy code to production multiple times a day.

    We value a diverse team, and we believe the variety of experiences and backgrounds in our team make us stronger. We believe in a learning culture and encourage self-development. We have regular 'wiggle weeks' and we hold our legendary 'Hack Days' twice a year. Engineers write about what they do, and what they learn, on our popular engineering blog.

    We have an amazing office in central Edinburgh (one of the great cities of the world), but only half of our engineering team work here – the other half work fully remotely, distributed around the UK. We currently only offer remote working to senior engineers.

    The Role 👷

    • Develop new product features and improve existing ones using a test-driven approach
    • Work closely with other engineers, product managers and designers to deliver an amazing product experience for our customers
    • Help your team plan, estimate and deliver projects. Shipping isn't just about merging pull requests – we put an emphasis on writing culture and ask engineers to document what they've created to expand our collective knowledge
    • Contribute new ideas for developing features and refactoring areas of code
    • Share what you've learned by talking at our weekly Engineering Forum
    • Continually expand your knowledge of both our business and technology domain. We have the resources and we give you the time to learn!
    • Develop and apply your mentoring and leadership skills

    Technologies we use: Ruby, Rails, RSpec, Javascript, MySQL, AWS, Terraform, Jenkins

    Apps we use: GitHub, Trello, G Suite, Notion, Miro

    You 🙌

    We look for:

    • Commercial experience of developing and maintaining web apps
    • Enthusiasm for taking complex problems and simplifying them for customers
    • Attention to detail. We value people who believe a job worth doing is worth doing right
    • Pragmatism; being committed to getting things done while understanding tradeoffs
    • A high level of self-motivation and self-awareness
    • A commitment to ongoing self-development, improving both technical and soft skills. If you have the commitment, we can provide opportunities for you.
    • Strong communication skills. Being able to write well and articulate your thoughts are great skills to have in any business.

    Benefits 🎁

    We provide a comprehensive package of employee benefits, which have been carefully selected to protect you, to promote healthy lifestyles, and to give you peace of mind. You can read more about these on our website.

    Applying for the role ✍

    Our application process is simple; just upload your CV and answer a few questions about why you are interested in this opportunity.

    Our selection process involves a phone interview, a practical exercise and a visit to our beautiful Edinburgh office so you can meet the team. We work hard to make the process as straightforward, transparent and enjoyable as possible.

    We really value applications from people with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

    Don’t forget to tell us about why you think FreeAgent is the right place for you to make a difference!


    Annual salary £35,000 - £80,000 (plus 15/20% outer/inner-London weighting) depending on experience, plus competitive benefits package

  • 2 months ago
    Chess.com is a global team of passionate chess fans and developers. You can meet us here and read about our company here. We're always looking for great people to join the team. All of our jobs are 100% remote. We have a healthy work environment focused on well-being, respect, and memes/emoticons. We communicate with Slack and positive energy beams.

    If you love chess as much as we do, maybe this is your chance to work and do your hobby at the same time!? We have several positions we are looking to fill.

    Love Java and want to see your code power 100+ million chess moves per day? Join us!

    This is a full-time, permanent, remote work opportunity. 


    - Java 8 (core, concurrency, multithreading)

    - MySQL, Database Persistance 

    - Networking (TCP/IP, HTTP, WebSocket)

    - Project Management Skills

    - Hazelcast (not required, but bonus!)

    - Jetty (not required, but bonus!)

    - Cometd/Websockets (not required, but bonus!)

    - Linux (not required, but bonus!)

    - JavaScript (not required, bonus!)

    - Redis (not required, but bonus!)

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/zHntL6fkVdZGBpjN2 



  • Cycloid (Remote in Europe)
    2 months ago

    We are looking for a software engineer, passionate (it’s the most important) with several years of experience crafting software (it is better) but if you feel that you have the potential, don't hesitate, and with:

     

    - broad experience in back-end development, HTTP and APIs

     

    - professional experience with Go, knowledge of distributed systems and simplicity, familiar with the UNIX philosophy, database such as MySQL, swagger ...

     

    - A big + would be that you understand or you have worked as a DevOps as we build a DevOps platform.

     

    What is also important is that we are looking for more than just a developer. We are looking for a person who can build with us new features, can bring some new ideas to what could be a great DevOps platform to build a bridge between Dev & Ops & tools.

     

    We work on empowering people so we don't have a full-time product manager due to our culture.

     

    You are of course a team player and know how to work in remote even if you can work at Cycloid office in Paris if you live in IDF. You can decide to work on remote or co-working place if you are located in Europe, we only hire people located in Europe to avoid timezone issue and we don't accept relocation. All the organisation are in an asynchronous manner. We don’t use emails, only Github, Slack, Trello and Hangout.

     

    You have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, another language would be a plus.

     

    The salary will depend on your skills and your localisation. We are fully transparent internally on this topic.

     

    Cycloid is committed to having equality between women and men. In that way, we strongly encourage women's application.

     

    Interested in knowing more and the advantages we offer, please feel free contact us at [email protected] To apply, send us your resume and Open Source / Github code if you have.

  • Clevertech is a leading consultancy that is on a mission to build transformational digital solutions for the world’s most innovative organizations. Enterprise companies turn to Clevertech to help them launch innovative digital products that interact with hundreds of millions of customers, transactions and data points. By partnering with Clevertech these companies are propelling forward and changing their industries, business models and more.

    Based in New York City with fully remote development teams, Clevertech has built core product offerings for clients whose value was revealed in transactions valued in excess of $100 million. 

    The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We are hiring team members who are passionate and energized by the vision of empowering our customers in a complex industry through technology, data and a deep understanding of client concerns. In order to grasp the scale of problems we face, ideally you have some exposure to Logistics, FinTech, Transportation, Insurance, Media or other complex multifactor industries.

    What you’ll do:

    • Collaborate with our team in every stage of a product's lifecycle; from planning to delivery
    • Create clean, modern, testable, well-documented code
    • Work within an Agile team in CI/CD environment with modern JavaScript technologies to develop complex web applications
    • Confidently communicate daily with clients to understand and deliver technical requirements
    • Manage your own workflow to meet the deadlines which you will have set with your team to ensure success

    What is Required:

    • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience followed by 5+ years experience in a senior developer or architect role; ideally, you have delivered business critical software to large enterprises
    • Hands-on coding experience and expertise in front end Javascript frameworks like React and Angular (preferably mobile-first)
    • Hands-on coding experience and expertise in back end Javascript frameworks and related technologies, like Node / NPM, Express, Nginx, etc.
    • Database skills – You understand the use cases for relational and non-relational data, you’ve implemented code against several different database platforms. (Postgres, MongoDB, MySQL)
    • Strong communicator and fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Willingness to establish comfort with unit, integration and acceptance testing (Jest, TestCafe)
    • Excited by pioneering and managing fast changes common in early-stage product development

    Our Benefits We know that people do their best work when they’re taken care of. So we make sure to offer great benefits.

    • Competitive Vacation Package
    • Annual Financial Allowance for YOUR development
    • Flexible Family Leave
    • Clevertech Gives Back Program
    • Clevertech U (Leadership Program, Habit Building, New Skills Training)
    • Clevertech Swag
    • Strong Clevertech Community

    How We Work Why do people join Clevertech? To make an impact. To grow themselves. To be surrounded by developers who they can learn from. We are truly excited to be creating waves in an industry under transformation. True innovation comes from an exchange of knowledge across all of our teams. To put people on the path for success, we nurture a culture built on trust, collaboration, and personal growth. You will work in small feature-based cross-functional teams and be empowered to take ownership. We make a point of constantly evolving our experience and skills. We value diverse perspectives and fostering personal growth by challenging everyone to push beyond our comfort level and try something new. The result? We produce meaningful work

    Getting Hired We hire people from a variety of backgrounds who are respectful, collaborative, and introspective. Members of the tech team, for example, come from diverse backgrounds having worked as copy editors, graphic designers, and photographers prior to joining Clevertech. Our hiring process focuses not only on your skills but also on your professional and personal ambitions. We want to get to know you. We put a lot of thought into the interview process in order to get a holistic understanding of you while being mindful of your time. You will solve problems derived from the work we do on a daily basis followed by thoughtful discussions around potential fit. Whatever the outcome, we want you to have a great candidate experience.

    Craving more info? We’ve created a blog specifically about our Interview Process for the sake of transparency - we want to set you up to be as successful as possible when interviewing for a role with the ever-expanding Clevertech family!


    Want to learn more about Clevertech and the team? Check out clevertech.careers and our video highlighting Clevertech's Culture.

  • Digital Ocean
    2 weeks ago

    Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

    Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

    We want people who are passionate about creating simple, yet scalable experiences for our customers.

    As a Senior Software Engineer within Developer Experience you will think about how to present complex developer workflows and deployment processes as simple, elegant, and configurable solutions for our customers. Working alongside of Product and Design teams, and reporting to an Engineering Manager, you will decide how to build software that gets the most out of our products and services, and helps developers deploy, manage, and scale apps on DigitalOcean. You will also work within the broader engineering organization to improve efficiency and performance of internal systems, so that we can support our growing customer base.

    What You’ll Be Doing:

    • Developing software written primarily in Go, and sometimes Ruby.  
    • Working with containerized applications in Docker, and deploying within a CI/CD environment like GoCD and Concourse.
    • Creating and processing large amounts of data stored in, or streamed through, MySQL, Redis, and Kafka.
    • Using tools like Kibana and Grafana to monitor, alert and troubleshoot internal production performance issues.
    • Consuming and integrating with 3rd party APIs (DigitalOcean public APIs, Kubernetes, logging and analytics services, etc).
    • Actively participating in the product development process, quickly understanding how our services contribute to customer value, and gradually forming opinions on how to make those services better with minimal technical supervision.

    What We’ll Expect From You:

    • Experience working in a role where you had to balance solving software performance and scaling challenges with creating customer value.
    • Willingness to understand the architecture of multiple systems, and being able to make updates to them independently.
    • Have the ability to lead projects from start to finish, working cross functionally to gather requirements, plan work, and helping to steer development until launch.
    • Not required, but some previous exposure to Javascript and/or Rails applications, demonstrating an understanding of customer facing dependencies within a broader distributed system is a nice to have.
    • Experience with consuming and processing messages from Kafka or similar service.
    • Proficiency with writing efficient queries in MySQL.
    • Experience building APIs for external consumption.
    • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, and CI/CD pipelines like GoCD or Concourse a plus.
    • An understanding of microservice architecture and inter-service communication with protocols like gRPC and Protocol Buffers a plus.
    • A strong appreciation for rich UI experiences, and particularly the flexibility to adapt APIs and backend services to accommodate such experiences.
    • A passion for creating developer tools and meaningful developer workflows.
    • This role will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation

    Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

    • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
    • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development.  You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
    • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
    • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
    • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
    • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
  • 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.


  • 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. : ) 

  • Tribe Interactive
    2 months ago

    We’re looking for a mid to senior level remote WordPress Developer with strong WooCommerce experience to join our Tribe.

    This position will be per project to start as a trial, but with the ability for full time.

    Your job:

    • Primarily technical troubleshooting for WordPress & WooCommerce sites.
    • Debugging theme and plugin issues.
    • Building custom plugins to connect WordPress & WooCommerce with third party apps using existing APIs.
    • Building advanced custom theme and plugin functionality.
    • Auditing client code to identifying any potential security risks.
    • Performing speed and performance enhancements.
    • Troubleshooting and resolving MySQL related issues.
    • Providing daily status updates to manager.
    • Attending weekly team calls via video chat or phone.
    • Performing custom WordPress migrations between servers/hosts.

    Requirements:

    • Responsive to emails/calls/chat and available to work Mon-Fri, between the hours of 8am-6pm PST.
    • Strong portfolio of cleanly written, WordPress related code.
    • Strong experience with WooCommerce.
    • Strong PHP and JavaScript skills.
    • Strong experience with MySQL and can write advanced SQL queries.
    • Strong experience with the WordPress and WooCommerce APIs.
    • Can work with Git version control.
    • Strong experience with WordPress speed and performance optimization.
    • Have a fast, reliable internet connection.
    • Can complete work in a timely fashion and within deadlines.
    • Have fluency in both spoken and written English.
    • Single developers only, please no teams.

    ****NOTE: ****A development test project is required as part of our hiring process.

  • Hundreds of thousands of businesses have bet their success on the reliability and performance of the Shopify platform. Uptime, resiliency and efficiency are critical to these businesses and as a result of Shopify’s rapid growth and massive scale, we have many interesting and challenging infrastructure problems to solve.

     

    At the heart of this platform are Shopify’s core database systems. These systems, where we store all merchant and customer data, are built around the MySQL ecosystem of open source tools. Over the past several years, we have been hard at work scaling and improving our database infrastructure, handling almost two million queries per second at peak. Now, we want to take it to the next level and we need your help to get us there!

     

    Responsibilities as a Database Engineer:

     

    As a member of Shopify’s Production Engineering organization and the Datastores team, you’ll be directly responsible for the scalability, availability, and integrity of the Shopify database infrastructure.

     

    As a Database Engineer, your day to day activities will include working closely with the support and development teams, some traditional database administration (DBA) work and some modern systems administration work (managing cloud infrastructure). As we continue to grow and scale, we need to achieve as much as possible through automation and hands-off management. We need your help, your experience, and your crazy ideas to design, build, and deploy the next generation of database management infrastructure to expand on what we have built to keep it truly world-class.

     

    We are currently running a cloud based state-of-the-art stack on Google’s Compute Engine and Container Engine. Our next challenges involve moving all our systems, including MySQL itself, as containerized services running under Kubernetes.

     

    All members of Production Engineering, including leads, also participate in an on-call rotation.

    You’ll need to:

    Have experience with the administration, operation, and performance tuning of MySQL, ideally in a Linux environment.

    Maintain an understanding of modern solutions to deploy services at scale.

    Be proficient in at least one programming language, and have the ability to read, write and understand scripts in languages such as Ruby, Python, or Go.

    Have an insatiable appetite to grow and learn how to manage systems at scale. It would be great if you:

    Understand modern high availability (HA) designs for MySQL, and have used MySQL HA-management solutions, such as Orchestrator.

    Have experience with MySQL proxies, such as ProxySQL.

    Understand containerization and deployment on Linux using technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.

    Are up-to-speed and comfortable with cloud infrastructure, designs, and tools for Google Cloud and/or Amazon Web Services.

    Have some familiarity with existing cloud-managed “Database as a Service” solutions, such as  Google’s Cloud SQL or Amazon’s RDS/Aurora.

    Are competent using git for version control and especially using GitHub for pull requests, reviews, and issue management.

    Are familiar with the ecosystem of Open Source software used in production web environments, such as Rails, Redis and memcached.

     

    Some things you’ll be working on in your first few months:

    Learn about Shopify’s MySQL-based database infrastructure and get comfortable working safely and efficiently in it.

    Work on the projects that will allow us to offer to our internal customers a standardized “Database as a Service” platform which would cover absolutely all their needs, including HA, data integrity, schema migrations and changes, security, monitoring and alerts.

    Test (and try to break) our high availability systems in interesting new ways, and work out the kinks found in the process.

    Respond to internal support requests from other teams to help ensure their success in developing their own applications or supporting their customers.

     

    We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application. Please take some time to tell us why you’d be an awesome addition to our team and how this role would be a fit for you!


  • 1 week ago

    Narrative is building the first global data marketplace. It has often been said that data is the new currency. Unfortunately, maximizing the value of data is often easier said than done. On one side, transacting via individual point to point integrations carries a lot of overhead in both business development and technical integration efforts. On the other, going through big aggregators introduces opacity in the pricing and provenance of the data. At Narrative, we help our customers get value from their data by building a central auction platform to reduce the friction and tooling to increase the transparency in this process.

    We are a small, early stage team looking for great developers who want to jump in and take major systems and user-facing features from design to launch. Here’s where we are now:

    We are operating in Amazon Web Services. Our services are mainly deployed on EC2 provisioned with Terraform.

    We also heavily use other technology on AWS such as DynamoDB, S3, and RDS.

    Our backend includes a data ingestion web service with supporting Kinesis consumers, along with a growing array of Spark projects. It’s written mostly in Scala, with a smattering of Python for lambda functions.

    We sit somewhere in the middle of the “Scala as a worse Haskell” and “Scala as a better Java” spectrum. We love functional programming and we do make use of libraries like cats, but at the same time we heavily favor core language features and have no intention of rewriting everything using Free Monads.

    Our web app UI is written in Typescript with Angular2 and a supporting API running on Node, and is deployed and monitored using much the same supporting tech as the backend.

    Other services we use include: GitHub, CircleCI, DataDog.

    Here are some examples of projects that we would like some help with:

    Interactive tools to help buyers discover the data they need to accomplish their business objectives.

    Interactive tools to help sellers maximize the yield from the data that they are selling.

    Data analytics pipelines to drive the interactive report UIs. For example: reports for yield forecasting and deal pre-qualification.

    The ideal candidate should:

    Have experience building modern web applications using Javascript, HTML, and CSS.

    Be able to debug various aspects of web application code, such as cross-browser Javascript quirks.

    Thoroughly understand the HTTP lifecycle and how the browser interacts with web APIs.

    Enjoy building fast, user-friendly UIs.

    Not be afraid of contributing to the entire stack when the need arises, given that frontend doesn’t simply mean HTML/CSS. For instance, a feature might require

    some metrics to be computed from a Spark Report

    creating a MySQL migration script

    tweaking S3 permissions and terraform scripts for deployment

    We are not looking for a 100% fit on all the technology buzzwords, but we are looking for someone with strong technical skills who is eager to pick up new technologies as necessary.

    We are building the team with a remote-first mindset, and as a result every team member is expected to have an ability to synthesize business requirements, distill the domain, contribute to high-level design documents, efficiently communicate asynchronously, and more generally work autonomously toward a shared vision.

    Continuously investing in quality (code quality, tests, pull request reviews, refactoring…) is part of our strategy to sustainably maximize the business value we deliver.

    Apply at [email protected]


    Useful Links

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    More about the hiring process.

    A day in the life of a dev.

  • 1 month ago

    Massdrop Engineering is a small, fast-moving team dedicated to fundamentally changing the way enthusiast communities buy and interact online. We’re looking to grow our engineering team with a seasoned web developer who ideally has experience with React and Node.

    As a Principal Software Engineer you will be a key contributor to technology at Massdrop. You’ll have direct impact on the company by leading development of some big and exciting projects. You’ll work closely with Engineering, Product, Design and Data teams deliver amazing experiences to our enthusiast communities as we grow and scale.

    Who You Are

    The ideal candidate should be strong in a majority of the bullet points below:

    • Able to turn business objectives into researched, working technical solutions.
    • Have a history of strong technical ownership on past web development projects - were you the “go to” person to get something built/investigated/fixed?
    • Have knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
    • Feel comfortable in lead position - able to guide a small team to success on a large project.
    • Understand the value of team processes and are able to help others abide by them.
    • Are comfortable providing development time estimates, both rough and detailed.
    • Have experience with “ops” work - able to resolve production breakages or emergencies while maintaining a cool head.
    • Have strong written and verbal communication - especially when interacting with other disciplines such as Product Management and Design.
    • Enjoy mentoring others.

    And proficient with most of:

    • React.js
    • Node.js
    • Redis
    • MySQL or other relational db
    • AWS or other cloud environment

    Who We Are

    Massdrop is community-driven commerce. We design products with input from our members and give them a place to connect, learn, and shop with people who share their interests.

    The engineering team contains of a number of seasoned developers who have scaled web apps beyond 10M daily active users. With our combined experiences we’ve distilled good practices and processes to ensure a healthy, sane, and efficient work environment. We’re all about quality engineering, not big egos; the best ideas win here.

    If this sounds like the right environment for you to continue your software engineering career, then please submit an application. We’d love to talk with you!

  • Hubstaff is a fast-growing startup in the time tracking and project management space that fully embraces remote work. We are looking for a talented server engineer who enjoys focusing on frontend development to join our passionate development team. The correct person will take pride in their work, have extreme attention to detail, and be able to get their hands dirty implementing HTML/CSS/JS frontends. Implementing the designs from our design team will be the majority of the job role. Familiarity with popular JavaScript frameworks (React, etc.) is preferable. We are looking for a well-rounded developer who has the backend chops to implement the server-side aspects of their projects using Ruby on Rails. This position will report directly to our Head of Development and work closely with our other engineers. You’ll be able to work 100% remotely, and we are looking for someone that can grow with our products for years to come. You’ll be a good fit if you:
    • Are self-disciplined and have a great work ethic
    • Have good time management skills
    • Communicate well
    • Can work until at least 1pm EST M - F
    • Like having a consistent daily work schedule
    • Have at least three years of experience building SaaS interfaces
    Frontend Development Requirements:
    • Highly skilled with HTML / CSS
    • Bootstrap
    • Javascript & jQuery
    • Git
    Backend Development Requirements:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Postgres or MySQL
    • Unit tests (rspec, etc.)
    • Background workers
    • Writing design docs
    • Working from design docs/specifications & wireframes
    Bonus:
    • React & Redux
    • Vue.js
    • AngularJS
    • Service workers architecture
  • Noredink (PST to CET)
    1 week ago

    NoRedInk is using technology to help millions of students become better writers. We’re seeking mission-driven engineers who like to ship code, tackle hard engineering problems, and fundamentally impact how kids learn.


    About You

    You have at least 2 years of professional experience as a software developer

    You are comfortable working with Ruby on Rails

    You're comfortable with Linux or OSX and MySQL or PostgreSQL

    You value code quality and well tested code

    You are comfortable either working remotely or commuting to our office in San Francisco

    You're excited about working with Elm

    What are we up to?

    To see what our engineering team has been doing lately, check out our blog!

    NoRedInk helps millions of students in grades 5-12 become better writers. Our adaptive curriculum guides learners through a continuous process of skill-building, feedback, and revision and delivers actionable performance data to teachers and administrators. Used in over 50% of school districts, we're on a mission to unlock every writer's potential. Here’s a 2-minute pitch we gave on NBC and articles about us in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

  • 1 month ago


    About the Team


    We believe in continuously improving our skills and codebase, work/life balance, and doing things right over doing them fast. We’re looking for engineers who share this view and are excited about writing quality code, trying new technologies, and playing well with others. This team works on challenging and exciting features including recommendations, search, payments and the mobile app API, so we use a wide variety of technologies including Ruby on Rails, Scala, Go, ElasticSearch, Spark/Hadoop, MySQL, Cassandra and Redis. Some of our recent projects include: 


    Building the world's best recommendation engine for books (machine learning in Spark, runtime in Ruby). We utilize large amounts of data that allows us to correlate our huge library to each individual user, offering a very personalized experience maximizing user engagement and exploration.


    Scaling backend search infrastructure (using technologies like Elasticsearch, HDFS, Spark, Hive, and Go) to achieve a low latency and high availability search service for our website and our apps.


    Improving search quality by implementing and tuning multiple ranking algorithms, indexing schemes, and better search suggestions.

    Building well designed and fast API endpoints for our mobile apps (in Ruby and Go).


    Implementation of an in-house payment and subscription system that increases transaction success rates by using a large number of optimizations based on data observations and thorough analysis.


    Internal tools that glue together all of our infrastructure and coordinate the moving parts (analytics, anomaly detection, a/b testing platform, task pipelines, image server and many more).


    About you


    We’re looking for strong engineers with exceptional problem solving skills who want to work independently and own large, complicated projects. You’re comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces. You have exquisite attention to detail. You’re comfortable learning new technologies and systems. Collaboration, time management, and communication are as important as your technical skills.

    We’re looking for:


    •Strong background or interest in building successful products in the context of a web application

    •Experience shipping clean code that works

    •Background in algorithms with a focus on applied problem solving

    •Bachelor's or higher in mathematics, computer science, physics, or equivalent experience

    •Strong SQL skills and the ability to analyze large and complex datasets


  • Daylytes is building a company that brings people together through sports. We believe sports coverage lags behind the rest of the social and mobile apps we use, and we plan to build a solution. We aim to bring our customers relevant, unique, and engaging daily highlights (daylytes) that surpasses current sports media options. We’re starting methodically by delivering a superior product in a few local niches, then will expand outward to cover an increasing number of cities and regions with a scalable solution.


    We are developer-centric, led by a technical founder with startup experience, venture backed, and aim to provide our developers with a distraction free environment where they can solve scalable problems, thrive, and grow. You will be one of the first five to join the company, and will get to play a critical role in the direction of the business. You will help define the platform, have responsibilities that are not redundant, and be held accountable by our small team of less than five


    Responsibilities



    • Development of web-app and backend that will serve the Daylytes mobile apps (our stack is Rails, with React Native on mobile, and PostgreSQL db's.)

    • Managing data gathering scripts, scrapers, and data cleansing programs used in our content aggregation and tagging.

    • Administration of a database of sports content and metadata that will be used by web and mobile front ends.

    • Working directly with mobile developers and being involved in technical decisions that will impact our core mobile app.


    Technical Requirements



    • Experience with Ruby or/and Javascript as well as exposure to a variety of general programming languages

    • Experience with web development

    • Experience with database-driven applications and creating an API (we use PostgreSQL, with some legacy MySQL databases in use)

    Nice to Have's


    • History working in a small startup environment

    • Prior work creating a consumer app and maintaining it in the App Store

    • Any portfolio of work that you can share, public repos, open-source contributions, etc.


    Qualifications


    • A bachelors or graduate degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent

    • More than 3 years experience

  • 1 month ago

    We’re looking for talented developers who want to be part of a young company in an exciting time of growth, and to help make EmailOctopus the preferred email platform for millions of users worldwide.

    About EmailOctopus

    Set up by two brothers in London in 2014, we’re a bootstrapped (and profitable!) startup with big ambitions to disrupt the email marketing industry. To date, our customers have sent over 3.5 billion emails and saved in excess of $100,000. Over the next few years, we’re looking to improve our platform, expand our feature set and significantly grow our customer base.

    We’re a friendly, personal team and we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service to our users just as much as we do in building an amazing product. We’re a fully remote business, with the team spread across London, Manchester and Vancouver.

    The role

    As a developer at EmailOctopus, you’ll be helping maintain our existing platform as well as supporting our biggest project yet: switching from AWS-supported platform to a fully independent email service provider. Your skills will help us ensure that our platform is robust, tested and set up to succeed at scale, so we can keep reliably delivering billions of emails on behalf of our users.

    Your skills and experience

    We’re looking for developers who are quick to adapt to new technologies. You will have some or all of the skills below, but an appetite to learn is most valuable.


    * Strong experience in PHP and its web frameworks, such as Symfony/Laravel

    * Familiar with AWS and sysadmin

    * Experience in Redis/MySQL/BigQuery

    * Experience with Python

    * Comfortable with version control

    * Interested in developing highly scalable and robust web applications

    * Passionate about writing clean and maintainable code

    * Workable frontend/UX skills


    Benefits


    * Work from anywhere

    * The opportunity to be part of a small, growing team who will support you in your future career

    * Flexible working hours

    * £500 yearly learning budget

    * Free yoga

  • Patreon (Selected US states)
    SRE
    1 month ago

    What you will do:

    You'll help Patreon scale the foundation of a platform that helps creators pay rent and enables higher levels of creativity.

    You'll establish a standard of high availability and reliability for Patreon's production systems.

    You'll influence the direction of our technical roadmap.

    Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.

    Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.

    Identify and solve issues in our stack.

    Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.

    Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.

     


    Projects you might work on:


    Leveling up how we approach and handle logging.

    Improving our deploy pipeline.

    Revamp our approach to alerting.

    Working with our security team to improve the security of our infrastructure.

     


    Skills and experience you possess:


    You have experience in DevOps or Site Reliability for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.

    You are knowledgable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.

    You're comfortable with AWS, Linux, and MySQL can operate all of them from the CLI.

    You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.

    Your documentation, collaboration, and verbal communication skills are excellent.

    You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.

    You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.

    You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.

    You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts.

  • Noredink (PST to CET)
    4 days ago

    NoRedInk is using technology to help millions of students become better writers. We’re seeking mission-driven engineers who like to ship code, tackle hard engineering problems, and fundamentally impact how kids learn.


    We’re hiring a site reliability engineer to handle availability and scalability, as well as product development. When students hit our site, you will help make sure there's a site to hit.


    About You

    You have at least 4 years of professional experience as a software developer or equivalent knowledge

    You have professional experience administering Linux servers with configuration management tools

    You have experience scaling with large deployments on AWS or bare metal

    You have experience supporting production stack for a web application. We use Rails, Redis and MySQL.

    You can be your own DBA including setup, optimization and troubleshooting

    You are comfortable either working remotely, or commuting to our office in San Francisco

    Experience with Docker, microservices and/or security a plus 

    What are we up to?

    To see what our engineering team has been doing lately, check out our blog!

    NoRedInk helps millions of students in grades 5-12 become better writers. Our adaptive curriculum guides learners through a continuous process of skill-building, feedback, and revision and delivers actionable performance data to teachers and administrators. Used in over 50% of school districts, we're on a mission to unlock every writer's potential. Here’s a 2-minute pitch we gave on NBC and articles about us in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

  • 2 weeks ago

    We thought we needed a DBA. We thought we needed more DevOps.

    What we realize is that we need is you, our MySQL Performance Engineer.

    You will work closely with Ops to tune the server; build data-access tools with DevOps; polish our schema with the data lords; and create standards and processes so that all application queries are good queries. We've got tens of billions of records and we're redesigning their home to use the best MySQL scaling practices,

    NoSQL-inspired pragmatism, and zero-downtime global redundancy. Join us.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    - MySQL 5.7 mastery, with a focus on performance — both for the applications using the DB and the developers building it

    - Deep understanding of multi-master, failover, and replication over non-local networks

    -Troubleshoot slow logs, schema improprieties, and load issues like you were born to it

    - Above average programming chops (PHP/Java/Python), and a deep understanding of ORMs (Doctrine, *Batis)

    Things we like — show us examples!

    - Big data is your friend, and metadata about big data is your sustenance

    - You have bridged a data-layer between multiple datacenters and AWS

    - You can make MySQL, Redis, Redis Streams, Kafka, and other event queues sing in harmony


    This is a REMOTE, FULL-TIME position.

    You can learn more about us here: https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together

    https://www.chess.com/about

  • The Opportunity: Senior Rails Engineer


    MyTime is based in SF and has a remote-friendly working environment with an excellent engineering culture. We've a team of 12 engineers who are based onsite in SF and spread across the US. We're looking experience Ruby on Rails Engineers based in the US who want to join a 100% remote distributed team, or anyone who may be interested in relocating to SF.


    This is a great opportunity to join a small and growing engineering team, where you will make a big impact on a multi-demensional SaaS product that is used by millions of people each day. 


    Preferred Qualifications



    • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience with Ruby on Rails

    • Experience working with relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL

    • Some experience with Memcache and ElasticSearch is preferred

    • Some experience with AWS products (EC2, ECS, RDS, S3, ELB) is preferred

    • Comfortable writing test suites and specs in our test-driven environment


    MyTime offers competitive salaries, an annual bonus, meaningful equity, strong equity package, full health benefits and a generous PTO policy

  • DESCRIPTION

    We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help us develop, maintain and administer the TileDB cloud-based service.

    Key Responsibilities

    Work as part of a team to develop a complete cloud-based service

    Develop, unit test and validate components of Golang based services

    Help design new service layers and advanced DB feature sets (ACL, SQL, etc)

    Maintain production infrastructure

    Our headquarters are located in Cambridge, MA. The candidates must be US or Greek citizens or permanent residents.


    REQUIREMENTS

    In-depth experience with Golang based REST services

    Experience using Kubernetes for production service deployments

    Experience with OpenAPI (Swagger) specifications

    Experience with production MariaDB/MySQL usage and administration

    Nice to Have

    Devops experience with DNS, logging and monitoring

    Experience debugging performance critical applications

    C/C++ experience (i.e. CGO)

    BENEFITS

    TileDB, Inc. offers very competitive compensation and benefits, which include:


    Health Care Plan (Medical)

    Stock Option Plan

    Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)