Jul 07

Director of Software Engineering, Sydney Australia

Job Title: Director of Software Engineering
Company Name: Shoes of Prey
Salary: Dependent on candidate
Location: Sydney, Australia

Job & Person Spec
Shoes of Prey is a custom design shoe company. We are creating software to revolutionise the way affordable luxury products are purchased and manufactured. Our JavaScript 3D shoe configurator allows women to design and customise their very own shoes. Once designed, the shoes are then lovingly crafted on demand and shipped anywhere in the world. This model ensures the customer gets exactly what she wants, and we don’t have to hold any finished stock!

Founded by two ex-Googlers and an advertising exec in 2009, the company has experienced very strong growth each year. We’ve been backed by a number of influential silicon-valley investors, raising $3m to date. It’s our view that mass customization, coupled with on-demand production, is the future of retail. With 5 years of success behind us, we’re in the box seat to make this happen and build a billion dollar company. We’d love for you to come and join us!

To achieve our goals we have some interesting, mind-bending software engineering problems we need your help to solve, for example:
How can we use machine learning to help customers quickly and easily decide on a particular shoe design?
How can we further improve the user experience of our shoe designer and sales process to make it more intuitive, fun and realistic?
How can we use prediction algorithms to know how much stock we should order?
How can we use mobile computer vision technology to scan our customers’ feet for accurate sizing?
How can we use A/B testing to further improve our website?
How can we better leverage eCommerce best practices to further improve the shopping experience for our customers and drive sales?
How can 3D printing and other on-demand manufacturing methods be integrated into our manufacturing processes to help speed up product development and delivery times to customers?
As the Director of Engineering, your role will be to manage our software engineering team of six engineers. You will also help set the direction of the team by driving our technical strategy.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to be smashing the following out of the park:
ensuring the engineering team is focused on making the biggest impact they can,
mentoring each of the engineers and giving guidance on how they should attack unfamiliar problems,
ensuring everyone in the company has clarity about what the software engineers are working on, and why,
making a significant contribution to our codebase by ensuring we’re adopting best-practice, and writing meaningful code yourself, and running regular hackathons to experiment with new technology.

Your work experience should clearly identify that you have the following traits:
An entrepreneurial go-getter.
A passion for learning new things and crafting beautiful, easy-to-use products.
The ability to think strategically about problems, with a clear focus on ensuring the company’s commercial objectives are met.
A brilliant coder who is also a “people-person”. You should be just as happy writing code as you are jumping into a meeting with the board of directors to talk succinctly and confidently about our technical strategy.
At least 2 years (and ideally 4+ years) experience successfully managing a team. That means running the team meetings, having regular 1:1s with the engineers, and delivering quarterly performance reviews.
Dealing with “growing pains”. Today we’re 50 people and growing. Therefore prior experience at a startup would be beneficial.

You should have significant experience with the following technologies, or their equivalents:
Amazon EC2
Google AppEngine

If your skills don’t match exactly, it’s not a deal breaker. If you’re, say, a fantastic Java programmer, then we know you’ll be able to pick up Python quickly. There’s a good argument too that some systems may need to be re-architectured in the future as we scale, so in-depth knowledge of Java/C/C++ would be advantageous.

The following interests/skills are beneficial, but not mandatory:
User experience design / research
AB testing
3D rendering / CAD
Machine learning
Android / iOS development
Computer vision
Electrical engineering / robotics

Our engineering team is located in Sydney, Australia. If you’ve never visited Sydney before, you’re in for a treat. Sydney is an absolutely incredible city to live in. We have fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, and a vibrant cultural scene. For remote candidates, we will assist you with relocating including helping you to obtain a working visa. Your exact package will be tailored to your individual circumstances.

To apply for this role please email a cover letter and CV to joinourteam@shoesofprey.com with the subject line “{YOUR NAME} – DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING”. This is essential as any applications without this will be missed by our email filters.

Jun 18

Senior Software Engineer – Salesforce.com – Seattle

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, Sharing
Company Name: salesforce.com
Location: Seattle, WA

Job & Person Spec
Salesforce.com is the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software. We pioneered the shift to cloud computing, and today we’re delivering the next generation of social, mobile and cloud technologies that help companies revolutionize the way they sell, service, market and innovate–and become customer companies. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our more human, less corporate culture is built around doing work that matters, winning as a team and celebrating success Aloha-style. Ready to find your #dreamjob?

Senior Software Engineer, Sharing
Location: San Francisco and Seattle
(If you are a recent grad, please see our FutureForce jobs page: http://www.salesforce.com/company/careers/futureforce/.)

A large enterprise, with millions of users, holds hundreds of millions of documents and transactional records.  Each record must be shared to only the people authorized to see it, depending on their position in various trust, social, and hierarchical webs: a matrix of a quadrillion possible combinations.  How can access be calculated, stored, communicated, and updated correctly and efficiently?

As a member of the Sharing team at Salesforce, you will be responsible for solving this problem.

You will ideally be:

·         skilled in SQL, including query optimization, preferably with experience in Oracle and Oracle PLSQL
·         a strong Java programmer, with an understanding of modern object oriented programming techniques and design patterns
·         familiar with Agile development methodology and committed to continual improvement of team performance
·         a good communicator and team player, able to both learn from and mentor your teammates
·         a careful and thorough quality engineer, responsible for writing your own functional and unit tests and helping review and test your teammates’ code
·         a passionate customer advocate, motivated by solving your customers’ needs and supporting their success
·         creative and visionary, but able to work incrementally and deliver customer value on schedule.

Salesforce’s number one priority is customer success.  If you are interested in solving large-scale business-critical problems for real customers, at a company committed to making the world a better place, we’d like to meet you.

Jun 17

Software Engineer with Data Science Background – Cambridge MA

Job Title: Software Engineer with Data Science Background
Company Name: Crisply
Location: Cambridge, MA

Job & Person Spec
What Does Crisply Do?

The age old question in business has always been: “Where does the time go?” Crisply is here to solve that mystery. We help quantify the work of individuals and organizations, all without error-prone manual time sheets. The impact that Crisply makes for an organizations’ ability to scientifically measure all of their human work is huge.

For companies that bill time, Crisply interfaces to billing systems. For everyone else, Crisply provides data and analytics to execute more crisply.

You can learn more about Crisply on our website: crisply.com.

Who we are looking for:

The primary requirement for this position is software engineering. We need someone who has the training and experience to create world class software. Additionally, we want someone who has training and experience with statistics, applied mathematics or machine learning. This is a unique opportunity for someone who has mastered the realm of “data science” to apply their skills to our current machine learning framework.  That person would work closely with our Chief Scientist, an award-winning researcher in applied mathematics and former Yale faculty member, to develop and implement new methods for understanding unstructured data.


Software engineering experience

Data mining, statistical, ‘big data’ (whatever you want to call it) awesomeness

Ability to perform both alone and as a team on research-level projects

Bonus Points:

Experience using Ruby

Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases

Experience in data visualization and data metrics





Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems

Pro-actively look for ways to make Crisply better

Why You Should Work Crisply:

Our team enjoys a collaborative work environment in the primo location of Kendall Square.  We offer all of the excitement of a startup, while maintaining a sincere respect for work/life balance. Plus, we have a kitchen full of free coffee, espresso, soft drinks, snacks and other goodies. You heard us right. And, of course, we have all the latest technology to make sure you can execute your work easily and crisply.

We want to increase the diversity of our workforce to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

Additional Email Address: careers@crisply.com

Jun 04

Python Engineer – San Francisco

Job Title: Python Engineer
Company Name: Xvolve Inc
Salary: DOE
Location: San Francisco, CA

Job & Person Spec
Python Engineer
Xvolve, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Who we are:
Xvolve develops social and mobile applications that enhance the social discovery experience. Our first U.S. application, Meeple, is launching in Summer 2014. We are looking for versatile, hard-working, and talented individuals to join our team of engineers, marketing professionals, and developers in San Francisco. As a Python Engineer, you are responsible for leading the development of our current mobile application, Meeple, as well as future applications. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, an excellent communicator, goal-oriented, and able to lead our team of junior developers.

Duties Include:
-Driving development of mobile experience that will be used by thousands of consumers
-Collaborating with and helping our multidisciplinary team of designers, product managers, engineers, and marketing specialists to innovate and create the best possible user experience
-Writing quality, scalable, maintainable code with extensive test coverage
-Implementing new features, create user interfaces, debugging, and data modeling

Required skills and abilities:
– Demonstrated expertise in Python
– Minimum 1 year experience in mobile app development
– Experience with object-oriented programming
– A portfolio with at least one working web or mobile application
– Experience working collaboratively with designers

– Strong C Programming skills
– BS or MS in Computer Science
– Query/Javascript proficiency

Please send your resume to jobs@xvolve.com to apply.

Jun 04

Lead Developer – London UK

Job Title: Full Stack Lead Developer
Company Name: MyBeautyCompare
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Location: London

Job & Person Spec
MyBeautyCompare is one of London’s hottest early stage startups used by FTSE 100 companies. We are confused.com for beauty and have won 3 awards. We are backed by investors, have a GLOBAL head from Google and some big clients such as Boots on board.
We are looking for a superstar technical lead who is excited about big data and will build the strategic technical roadmap of the company and own the infrastructure. We already have great traction and a proprietary algorithm and now we are looking to build it in house with additional features. In this role you will be building your own technical team to make product recommendations and price comparison intuitive. We are looking for someone entrepreneurial, who enjoys working in a small team and who is looking to build their own piece of the company strategy. The ideal candidate will have exposure to both front and back-end development with some commercial experience.

Deliver scalable web architectures capable of supporting millions of users under high peak loads
Build an API responsive website with gamification techniques, in house price and behavioural change trackers, product capturing, payment and checkout baskets.
Validate personas to understand motivations and desires of target audiences
Work closely with team members and ensure features are implemented to the highest possible quality
Implement, polish, and test features and library utilities
Direct the development and execution of the company’s security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and servers as well as disaster recovery
Research new solutions and technologies that support the business
Increase automation and code quality

BS or MS in Computer Science or relevant experience of a few years
E-commerce, java, cms and digital coding knowledge is essential
You’ve shipped front end and back end products, on your own and part of a team
Using various tools, you can answer “how do I make this page faster?” as well as experience working on scalability of front-end projects and building smart loaders
Commercial experience, passionate about A/B testing and understanding of SEO/ SEM techniques
Agile/SCRUM methodology to forecast disasters and organise backups
Familiarity with building and using web-based API’s, feeds and data models
Unit Testing / Test Driven Development
Programming / scripting (Javascript, Apache, Ajax, Linux Shell, Hadoop, C++, PHP frameworks or Python, CSS, HTML5 and JQuery)

MyBeautyCompare is one of London’s hottest early stage startups. We have won awards and have some very big customers from the FTSE 100. We are confused.com for beauty, but so much more. We are investor backed and have a Global Head from Google helping drive the company forward. We already have great traction in the market and are poised for growth. We are looking for the right talent to help build the strategic technical roadmap of the company and be part of driving MyBeautyCompare to the next stage.


The Role

A superstar technical lead, who is excited about e-commerce and big data. Someone who will own the technical vision of the company, a driven self-starter who can research and find the right solutions. Most importantly, you are excited about entrepreneurial opportunities and enjoy working in a small, high performing team. As a tech lead you will own all aspects of technical from whiteboard, implementation, QA through to deployment.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a promising company at an early stage of growth, where your decisions will make a difference. We offer a competitive salary and equity to the right candidate.



  • Live and breathe e-commerce and the challenges involved. It’s what gets you out of bed on a Monday
  • Love coding and you know why “doing it right” matters
  • Will be comfortable building and guiding your own technical team
  • Follow all the current trends in online retail, gamification, price and behavioural change trackers, A/B testing, and social media campaigns
  • Experience of building on front and backend technology stacks


We want you to be expert in most of the following

  • Java and PHP expertise is essential
  • Thorough understanding of application and server security
  • JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and other front end technologies
  • Scalability and performance/load testing tools
  • Solid understanding of SEO/SEM
  • Amazon Web Services or other cloud computing
  • Experience of at least one mainstream CMS or e-commerce platforms


Desirable but not essential

  • Test Driven Development is highly desirable
  • Any exposure of mobile development is a plus
  • Familiarity designing and consuming APIs and 3rd party data feeds
  • Apache Tomcat, MySQL
  • Any exposure to payment gateways is a big plus

To apply: please send your CV and cover letter to info@mybeautycompare.com with “Developer Application” in the email subject heading

Additional Email Address: info@mybeautycompare.com

Jan 21

AutoGrid Systems – Developers, Redwood City CA

Company Name: AutoGrid Systems
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Redwood City, CA

Job & Person Spec
Smart Grid Big Data start up, AutoGrid, is looking for talented, passionate developers to transform the energy industry with software. With our analytics, utilities and customers can save power, bring renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles online more easily and gain real time insight into and forecasting of energy use

We are currently hiring front-end and back-end developers for the following positions:
• Architect / Principal Engineer, Big Data / Hadoop
• Architect / Principal Engineer, Data Science
• Senior Backend Engineer
• Senior Frontend Engineer
If you or anyone that you know may be interested, please contact sandra.kwak@auto-grid.com

Visit www.auto-grid.com/careers to learn more and apply.

Jan 07

Web Developer/ Designer, London

Job Title: Web developer/designer
Company Name: Papers
Salary: £30-35K
Location: london

Job & Person Spec
Looking to work on an application that truly makes a difference to its users? Do you love Node and web design? Do you follow the latest trends in JavaScript but also care about great design?

Papers wants to speak to web designers with a keen interest in client-side JavaScript and Node. Play a key role within an experienced team of enthusiastic technologists, always seeking to learn new technologies.

We develop a solution that allows you to read, write, share and cite research documents on your Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone. Check out our new release

You will be responsible for web design, assisting with the development of server-side code and supporting Papers customers.

Design of web pages using the latest client-side techniques such as CSS3, HTML5, Bootstrap, Backbone, Underscore, AngularJS
Mobile web development
Preparation and editing of web content
Server-side JavaScript development of internal web applications: front line support, analytics, licensing system

You will have:

Web and graphic design skills
Client-side JavaScript
Solve problems independently
Good communication skills

A Bonus if you have…
Node.js or other server-side web framework
Interest in current and emerging web standards
Basic command line skills

Papers is the multiple award winning solution to read, write, share and cite research documents on your Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone. We are looking for experienced Mac developers to join our growing team. Papers developers are strong team players that love building exceptional software for researchers. The ideal candidate will have some experience in the scientific field as well as a track record of developing elegant, user-focused software for the Mac. You will take ownership of new and existing features and get involved in all parts of the app’s overall development from API design to implementation.

Papers is a subsidiary of Springer Business + Media, a leading Science & Technical and Medical publisher. As a member of the Papers group you get to work within an independent team pushing the boundaries of research software, backed by the experience and resources of Springer STM.

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to: recruiter@springer.com

Jan 07

C# & Android Developer, London

Company Name: Springer-Verlag
Salary: £45-60K
Location: london

Job & Person Spec
Papers (http://papersapp.com/) is looking to hire experienced Developers with proven Android development and C# with Xamarin.Android experience. Play a key role within a team of enthusiastic technologists, always seeking to learn new technologies.

Our ideal candidate will have some experience in the scientific field as well as a track record of developing elegant, user-focused software.

What you’ll do:
• Develop a native Android app using C# with Xamarin.Android.
• Create powerful yet simple user interfaces.
• Write testable code, applying current best practices.
• Have proven C# and Android development knowledge.
• Write lean, memory efficient, multi-core aware code, following best practices and suitable design patterns.
• Are familiar with design patterns such as MVC, MVP and MVVM.
• Are comfortable with Microsoft developer tools and a decentralised version control system.
• Have a passion for building elegant software and love to share your ideas with your team.
• Keep up to date with technology trends and believe in life-long learning.
• Ideally have a degree in computer science or a related discipline (STEM).
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Bonus skills:
• Experience with Xamarin.Android.
• Experience with Rx and ReactiveUI.
• Experience with writing testable code, preferably in a TDD way.
• Experience with C++ and/or Objective-C, SQLite, and common scripting languages.
• Good understanding of a researchers needs: maybe you’ve worked in a research group or have esearch experience from a Master’s or PhD degree.

About Papers

We are an exciting multi award winning company that has recently joined the Springer Science + Business Media Group, a world-class international publisher.

We develop a solution that allows you to read, write, share and cite research documents on your Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone.

Apply for this role by sending your CV and cover letter to: recruiter@springer.com

Dec 12

Web Developer, Manchester, UK

Job Title: Web Developer
Company Name: Boomerang
Salary: Dependent on experience
Location: Manchester

Job & Person Spec
Boomerang is a growing digital agency based in the heart of
Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and we’re looking for a web developer
to join our friendly, hard-working team.

Boomerang is involved in a wide range of exciting client projects, are
we’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running and get
involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle.

The right person will have a broad interest in web technologies, and
will be able to work across the full web stack. We’re looking for
someone with a passion for learning and adopting new skills and

Must Have:

– Solid knowledge of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS2/3,
Javascript, Responsive Design. Ideally you’ll have experience with
front-end frameworks such as Ember or Backbone.

– Strong PHP knowledge

– Relational database knowledge – MySQL / Postgres

– Knowledge of design principles, and their application to the web

– Experience with version control (Git)

Nice to Have:

– MVC framework experience

– Experience with Python and Django

– Linux server administration, including configuration management with

– Interest in UI design

Bonus Points:

– Knowledge of VBScript/ASP, Ruby/Rails

– Understanding of TDD / BDD

Perks of the job:

– Brand new Mac (laptop or iMac – your choice)

– Aeron chair

– Friendly, fun office environment with a focus on work-life balance

To Apply for this role email your CV and Cover Letter to hello@weareboomerang.com

Oct 30

Robotics and Systems Engineer

Job Title: Robotics and Systems Engineer
Company Name: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Salary: £29,541 – £36,298 p.a.
Location: Central Oxford

Job & Person Spec
We are seeking two full time Robotics and Systems Engineers to join the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group at the Department of Engineering Science. The posts are funded by a combination of RCUK and industry and are for two years in the first instance.

We require a professional systems / robotics engineer to join our engineering effort and accelerate the impact of our research into domains such as autonomous cars, factory automation, civil engineering, space exploration and nuclear inspection. To fulfill our opportunity for impact we need an individual to join a team dedicated to the delivery of robust, well maintained, well documented, well tested, well managed and ambitious platform development. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing our robotics hardware infrastructure and support its application in multiple domains especially self-driving cars, automated surveying, plant inspection and space exploration.

You will be an outstanding professional engineer with mechanical and electrical design skills (e.g. CAD/CAM). You will be a clear and purposeful communicator and enjoy hands-on technical project work. Familiarity with Linux operating system and use of C++ and C are essential. This is a technical robotics-science role and you will have demonstrable experience in working on projects which involve complex software and hardware interactions.

Further details and to apply visit:

Closing date: 28th November 2013

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