SnapGuide: Software Engineer – Python/Javascript

Posted by | July 30, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco, CA


About the company
Heavy Bits is a San Francisco based startup founded by Daniel Raffel and Steve Krulewitz. Daniel was a engineer and product lead at Yahoo where he helped create and launch Yahoo Pipes. In a former life he worked as a 4-star chef under Thomas Keller at a restaurant in NYC called Per Se. He met Steve at Songbird where the two worked together on developing a open source music player. Steve went on to become a engineer on Chrome at Google. The two decided to form a company together and in June 2011 they announced they had raised over $2 million from Index Ventures, Atlas Venture, SV Angel, Michael Arrington, Dave Morin, and Gary Clayton.
About the product
SnapGuide is a mobile service that lets people publish step-by-step “how to” guides consisting of photos, videos and text. To learn more, come checkout a demo!
Job Responsibilities
We are a small, agile team that believes that engineers should be familiar with the entire stack of technology we use. Specifically, engineers are responsible for:
  • Building a scalable back-end web service to handle collaborative document editing, social functions, and media processing.
  • Building fast, easy to use, and great looking mobile and web clients.
  • Deploying infrastructure on Amazon Web Services
  • Developing mainly in Python (server side), JavaScript/CoffeScript (client), ObjC (iOS), and Java (Android).
Qualifications – Requirements
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Professional programming experience in back end technologies (Python, Django, MySQL, web frameworks, etc) and / or front end (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS)
  • Dedication to writing high quality, well tested code.
  • Fluent in Python and/or JavaScript.
Qualifications – Bonuses / Nice to have
  • Github account with some publicly viewable code / contributions.
  • Interest in working with new technologies such as backbone.js, node,js, CoffeScript and SASS.
  • iOS or Android experience.
This is a full-time role based in San Francisco, CA. If you don’t live in the SF Bay Area we can offer a relocation package.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Extremely competitive.

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