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HYPERLOCAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER, SCALA/JAVA

at Outside.in in New York, NY   —   Mar 31, 2014   |  
Overview
About Outside.in

Outside.in is the leading provider of hyperlocal news and information. We show consumers neighborhood news and information from local bloggers, journalists and mainstream media on hundreds of trusted news sites across the Outside.in Network including CNN.com as well as www.outside.in

Role

We’re looking for a driven, creative Scala/Java developer to:
Design and build new approaches to organize the web around your neighborhood.
Develop a massively scalable processing pipeline to make sense of the millions of hyperlocal blog posts and news stories, status updates and check-ins, images and events created every day.
Take advantage of our expanding technology stack, currently including Scala, Java, RoR, Hadoop, SOLR/Lucene, MongoDB and Postgres. We are a small team and we work on everything.
Join a team that is Agile where it makes sense, but always sensible, clever and hard-working.


Requirements

Write well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code. (Be able to show us code samples of which you’re most proud.)
Ambitious, driven, and talented individual who wants to work on hard, game-changing problems
Team player who feels at home in a flat-structured, highly collaborative environment.
Informed opinions about testing, deployment, version control and dependency management
Ability to balance beauty and pragmatism in your designs and code. (Prove it with sample projects.)
Love of well-designed APIs. (Be prepared to tell us about about your favorite APIs and why you think are great.)
Responsibilities
Develop and expand predictable, fault-tolerant infrastructure
Prototype new concepts and approaches fast -- and then unleash them into the wild.
Continuously improve our development environment by proposing new approaches, tools, and automating brainless tasks
Troubleshoot and maintain production and testing environments. Contribute to diagnosing and solving performance issues whenever they occur
Execute with a dedicated band of product, design and QA teammates
Build our Scala depth and move the community forward
Experience
A minimum of 4 years applicable software engineering, with a trail of outstanding references from peers.
Minimally a BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
Skills
We're looking for Scala experience, but above all seek generalists who have lots of successes committing at every layer of the stack.
Required
Java (real passion for Scala a definite plus)
SQL (preferably with Postgres 8.x)
Linux
Highly Desirable
Geo-location, geometry and mapping
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Search relevance solutions (scoring functions, query classification, text normalization, etc.) and technologies (SOLR/Lucene)
NoSQL Databases (MongoDB)
Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, EBS, etc.)
Compensation
What We Offer

A driven, motivated, and talented team that believes in working hard and reaping the rewards
A hands-on management team full of startup DNA that knows how to build value for our users, team members and shareholders.
High-energy, transparent work environment with brilliant people and a great opportunity to learn, grow and succeed.
Laid-back office environment in the heart of New York City's Flatiron District
Competitive compensation and excellent benefits

To Apply

Send all of the following to careers@outside.in:
Cover email explaining why you want to join Outside.in
Resume in Word .doc(x), .pdf and/or link to online career profile (e.g. LinkedIn)
Links to code repositories, sample projects, live applications, etc.
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