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Funding1M-5M USD
Employees5
Salary70,000-100,000/YR USD
FulltimeYes
TelecommuteNo
IndustryP2P, Consumer, Financial Services
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Lead Backend Engineer

at BTCJam in CA   —   Jul 03, 2014   |  
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Overview
Do you love to learn and do you like challenges? Do you want to help people and make the world a better place? Are you in love with Bitcoin, and want to see it used for good, not just for speculation?

BTCJam is a global marketplace connecting individual lenders looking for attractive returns with borrowers looking for access to credit. BTCJam uses an online, peer-to-peer reputation system in lieu of traditional credit scores to qualify borrowers around the world and allows them to build a transparent credit profile on the platform. Loans are made and repaid seamlessly using Bitcoin.

BTCJam is VC-backed and has offices in SOMA in San Francisco. We are currently a team of 5 people and are looking to expand rapidly.

In order to expand our global reach, we are looking for a dedicated:

*Lead Backend Engineer*

This is an excellent time to join a very exciting company. You will work closely with the founders and learn from all areas of business. This opportunity will take your professional life to the next level. We don't expect you to know everything but we do expect you to have an open mind and the willingness to learn and evolve.
Responsibilities
Improve our Ruby on Rails application and scale the product as we grow our user base
Write frontend code using Haml, Erb, JS, Ajax, HTML/CSS
Collaborate with the product and business team to implement new and mind blowing features
Ship code every day
Experience
Solid knowledge of statistics, pattern recognition and machine learning are highly appreciated
Understanding or curious about credit analysis, risk analysis, finance and other things only few people know really well
Love neural networks, genetic algorithms and artificial intelligence
Passionate about Bitcoin and peer-to-peer lending
Results oriented
Demonstrable teamwork skills and resourcefulness
Analytical ability
Work independently
Sense of urgency
Skills
Ruby on Rails
Haml
Erb
JS
Ajax
Coffeescript
HTML/CSS
MySQL
Education
BSc/MSc in Computer Science or related field is very desirable
Compensation
Generous stock/salary combo
Great benefits, flexible vacation policy
Work directly with a very experienced team of entrepreneurs who've scaled companies to millions of users and tens of millions of dollars in revenue and handled millions of credit card transactions per day
Awesome office in the heart of SOMA, close to Caltrain
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