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Jr. Systems Engineer

at SkyGrid in Sunnyvale, CA   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
Overview
We’re approaching viral growth and are looking for someone who’s passionate about building things that impact the lives of millions. In 2010, SkyGrid was featured on the homepage of iTunes for the launch of iPad, featured on the homepage of Google Android, and ranks third in the world for the amount of time people spend using SkyGrid. Recently, SkyGrid’s grown even faster with the launch of the new social product SkyGrid Groups, that connects people with some of the largest entertainers, humanitarian causes, and public figures in the world.

In this role, you will be working with a real-time platform handling over 1,000 items per second, and building core components. You’ll work with a passionate and collaborative team, and need to be comfortable building components that are efficient, scalable, and reliable. We move fast – often the code you write will be running in production by the same evening. We’re at an amazing point of growth and if you’re ready to do some of your best work, we’re excited to talk with you!
Responsibilities
Great at supporting building core system components for our real-time web platform handling
Good understanding and ability to contribute to delivering components are efficiency, scalable, and reliable
Work closely with Systems Team to integrate applications working with Facebook, Twitter, and social web services
Passion for delivering highly efficient and scalable code, meeting specifications and timelines
Constant enthusiasm for making products that make people happy to use
Experience
3+ years building scalable and reliable systems Javascript applications and components
Experience integrating new components into existing infrastructure
Ability to design core, backend software components.
Knowledge of relational and graph databases, and SQL.
Experience working with social platforms and applications a plus
Proven quick problem-solving skills for complex problems, using high levels of creativity
Skills
Great communicator who enjoys doing exciting and fun things in a team environment
Strong hacking skills with Java, Python, and C / C++
Compensation
Competitive salary with a fun team, fast-paced environment, and hot lunches daily!
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