Looking For Software Engineers
I posted about our portfolio company Outside.in earlier this week. In the past month, they've closed a big new financing, secured an important strategic partnership with CNN, and they continue to ramp their hyperlocal content network, which is a top 200 internet network according to Quantcast.
The thing that makes all of this possible is a group of top notch software engineers and they are looking to hire a bunch more. This job posting explains exactly what they are looking for. But for those who need some more data before clicking on that link, here's a quick summary:
Solr/Lucene, message queueing, and Postgres/PostGIS. We build mobile
apps (iPhone, Android), Web apps, and API's. We're agile where it makes
sense, but mostly sensible, intelligent, clever and hard-working. We
prefer generalists who have lots of successes committing at every layer
of the stack.
We want you to have one or more of the following areas of interest and real-world experience:
- Geo: Geographic data, geometric containment and mapping API's
- NLP: Passion for text analysis and semantic extraction, with a particular eye towards balancing accuracy and throughput
- Ad Serving, Monetization, Optimization and Exchanges: OpenX, DFP,
Google Ad Manager, RightMedia, etc… revenue performance metrics and
A/B monetization strategies
So, if that piques your interest, please click on this link and learn more. I can assure you its a great company to work for and the software engineering challenges are both interesting and problems worth solving.
Semantic processing and ads looks like I may have more competition :), awesome!
Indicative of another change taking place in the workplace. Renaissance men (and women) that can adapt to change and bring in multiple disciplines of experience and knowledge will have a decided advantage. The days of myopic specialization are largely over. People can be more creative with solutions instead of seeing it through a specialists lens.
They’ve always had an advantage (says the consummate generalist in a self-serving manner).Hiring is hard, and in startups, everyone needs to pull *a lot* of weight.Fred: wondering how many responses you get from a post like this. Doing a lot of job posting right now (Python/iPhone, in case anyone’s interested), so it’s on my mind. 🙂