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Put your passion for functional programming to work as one of the first members of a growing
About The Company
This company is a fast growing mobile startup located in downtown Palo
Alto. We’re backed by some of the most experienced VC firms in the
Valley, and we want you on our team.
About the role
The company's engineering team is small and growing, and you will make a major impact the
day you join. We push code frequently -- often multiple times a day -- so your work will be in
production fast. We are tackling many challenges where you can make huge contributions,
including scaling up infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of new users a month,
building and managing big data sets, and building product features that enhance cell phone
communications for our users.
Our server code is written almost entirely in OCaml, a functional programming language.
We’re offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a programming language you
will love and an environment that lets you write beautiful code. You don’t need to have any
OCaml experience to join us, but you should love static types, concise code, and functional
programming as much as we do.
This role is based in Palo Alto. We offer competitive compensation, including equity, benefits
(medical, dental, vision), awesome equipment (MacBook Pro, dual monitors, etc.), and other
perks of startup life.
● 5+ years experience programming in 2 or more languages
● BS or MS in computer science or related field (or equivalent job experience)
● Interest in learning/using functional programming
● Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3)
● Familiarity with OCaml and/or other functional languages such as F#, Scala, Haskell, Lisp, Clojure, etc.
● Experience with relational data stores (MySQL) and non-relational (e.g. Redis, SDB, S3)
● Experience with Map/Reduce and other “big data” frameworks