Dropcam: Backend Software Engineer – help make the next great gadget!

Posted by | November 13, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.dropcam.com

Dropcam (http://www.dropcam.com)
is a venture-funded startup developing the next great consumer gadget: a
consumer-focused, web-connected internet camera focused on the home monitoring
market.  We’re a small team of 5
that’s already generating revenue, and we’d love your help developing a proud,
user-centric engineering culture and fulfilling our mission: watch anywhere
from anywhere.


  • Design and maintain the backend software that
    powers the Dropcam platform
  • Design and maintain tools to help manage Dropcam
  • Maintain and provision servers
  • Investigate bugs and diagnose issues
  • Share your knowledge with the team by conducting
    design and code reviews

  • Fluent in Python and C
  • Extensive knowledge of networking protocols and
    technologies (SSL, etc.)
  • Extensive experience developing networked
  • Knowledge of Linux systems and POSIX
  • Experience working with very large amounts of
    data and scalable systems
  • Experience with database systems (PostgreSQL
  • A degree in computer science or related
    technical discipline, or the equivalent
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Downtime makes you cry
Nice to Have

  • Good working knowledge of media codecs and
    technologies (H.264, AAC, etc.)
More About Dropcam

Dropcam is a venture-backed San Francisco startup building a
consumer-focused, web-connected IP camera focused on the home monitoring
market.  Our goal is to help you
watch the things you love from anywhere in the world and make sure they’re safe
and sound.
We currently offer the Dropcam and Dropcam Echo, and an
online service that provides cloud-based recording and alert notifications.
We are looking for great engineers to help build the Dropcam
online experience.  The website (http://www.dropcam.com) is not only the main
source for information about the product but also the home of the service.  Users watch video of their children
from work, their homes and cars while on vacation, and their businesses when
relaxing over the weekend.

Dropcam offers competitive
base salaries, pre-IPO stock options, health insurance, flexible hours, and a
group of great folks.  We’re a
small team developing the next great consumer gadget – join us in making it a

To apply: Please apply by submitting your resume at http://dropcam.theresumator.com/apply/9vsDWX/Backend-Software-Engineer.html?source=37signals.

Other openings are listed at http://www.dropcam.com/jobs.

If you have any questions please email jobs@dropcam.com.

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