Want to work on a product that is in use by over half a million people? A truly global service that is changing the way business is done in the developing world?
The idea for Jana got its start at the MIT Media Lab. Now we've broken out and are building up the team. Jana gives away free mobile airtime in exchange for market research or advertising. To the users of prepaid phones in the developing world, this free airtime is as good as cash. Our goal is to give a 5% raise to 1 billion people in less fortunate nations.
We are using Python, Flask, CouchDB and Redis. We host everything with Ubuntu on EC2 and other Amazon Web Services. Git makes our codebase easy to work with. Fabric makes deploying totally sweet and not a drag. We have a small team of bright developers who get things done. We do not hire on a specific set of skills or list of buzzwords in your résumé.
We are a startup. And not in the way that big companies like to use the word. At Jana, the technology is the company; the company is the technology. For fun we play ping pong, or Settlers of Catan. We have a "magic" kitchen whiteboard where anything you write down shows up in the fridge the next day. Our office is in an awesome location on Boylston Street, not in the 'burbs or an abandoned part of town.
If you are a great problem solver and you want to work on changing the world, get in touch with us.