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Back-End Engineer

You have a passion for high-throughput, low latency, distributed systems, but you also understand when it makes sense to build the perfectly scalable theoretically beautiful solution, and when it makes sense to hack something together that will get us through the next few weeks.

We process billions of data points about millions of consumer transactions every day, but we've barely begun to scratch the surface of this data's true potential. Our challenge is to harness the power of this data to drive a wide variety of sophisticated marketing use cases, all in an ever-growing highly-available high-performance environment.

While this may sound like a specialized position, we're a small startup. In order to move fast enough, we must all be generalists. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, but we know that it will certainly be different from today. We need to build systems for massive scale that can take us into the future, but we must also build with the understanding that we're in the business of evolving very quickly.

Requirements
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, etc.) and at least one compiled language (e.g., Java, C/C++). Bonus points for Java and Ruby experience.
  • A strong background in CS fundamentals.
  • An appreciation for the delicate balance between expediency and elegance. You understand that sometimes "perfect is the enemy of good."
  • An all-around nice person who wants to surround themselves with other nice people.
  • Excited to work in downtown San Francisco. We will relocate you if necessary.
Bonus Points
  • Hadoop/big data experience.
  • Experience building high-performance, reliable distributed systems.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. We’d love it if Wove were a stepping stone on the path toward starting your own company.