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Platform Software Engineer

at Patch in New York, NY   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
Overview
Patch Labs is building new ways to make life easier for you and your neighbors.

We need your help. We’re building a small band of talented professionals with the imagination to dream up new ideas and the drive to turn them into intuitively useful software.
Responsibilities
About you
You’re smart, and make it happen
You love being part of a small team that solves big problems
You’re pragmatic when architecting solutions to real world challenges
You’re informed by both well established and emerging approaches to solving big problems
You keep the end user in mind, and appreciate the value of developing useful software that scales
You’re Agile where it makes sense, but always sensible, clever and hard-working
Experience
As a founding member of Patch Labs, you will work closely with a front-end engineer, user experience designer and product manager to create really useful, intuitive software. Specifically, you will:
Architect, build and ship highly-scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks
Code using primarily modern languages (Scala, Clojure, Ruby, etc.)
Requirements
Passion for building software that makes life easier
An understanding of the challenges involved in building popular applications at web scale
Skills
Given the breadth of scenarios we’ll tackle at Patch Labs, experience or interest in the following would be ideal:
NoSQL solutions (MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB, etc.)
Search relevance solutions (scoring functions, query classification, text normalization, etc.) and technologies (Lucene-based, Real-Time search, etc.)
Cloud based services and hosting (AWS EC2, etc.)
Developing APIs and Web Services
Consuming interesting APIs (Twilio, GroupMe, Venmo, Foursquare, Twitter, etc.)
Geo-location, geometry and mapping
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Mobile development
Open source projects
Comfort with Git
Education
BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Compensation
To Apply
Send all of the following (and anything else to help you stand-out) to labs+platform@patch.com:

Cover note explaining why we should work together
Resume in a standard format (.txt, .doc, .pdf) and/or link to online career profile (e.g. LinkedIn)
Links to online portfolios, code repositories, sample projects, live applications, etc.
labs.patch.com
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