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Software Engineer

at Akatoo in Canada   —   Mar 29, 2014   |  
Overview
Company: Akatoo
Akatoo is a California company focused on automatic expertise discovery in the enterprise. Our primary engineering team is in Toronto, Canada, with sales executives, advisers and investors in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California.

Role: Software Engineer - Contract to hire
Akatoo is hiring software engineers to build the next generation of our enterprise expertise discovery system, Xperscore. Our system closes the feedback loop between content consumers and creators to pinpoint where expertise is concentrated within an organization. With Xperscore, the enterprise is able to quickly access and promote expert content, based on minimal feedback.
Depending on your background, you may contribute to several components of the product. Systems and infrastructure engineers focus on data warehousing, the efficient application of our algorithm to collected data, reliability, and security. Front-end and user interface engineers develop our Expertise Toolbar, Annotations, and the Enterprise portal. Algorithms and AI engineers remain concerned with our core platform, and the ability to extract intelligence from the active and passive signals we collect from users.
Responsibilities
Writing client and server-side code to drive our enterprise portal and content rating system. Practical experience with HTML5, Websockets, and non-blocking I/O is an asset.
Building our enterprise proxy platform and content adaptation system using your strong background in distributed and high availability systems, data warehousing and API design
Design, implement and analyze improvements to our expertise discovery algorithm
Skills
(Required) Software engineer with exceptional programming skills and ability to learn fast.
(Required) Extensive experience with at least one of Javascript, Java, or C/C++.
(Required) Candidates must be available immediately in the Greater Toronto Area.
Experience with Ruby, Python and Linux scripting skills.
Willing to relocate to Palo Alto, California in the near future.
(NOTE:) Engineers who are interested should submit their availability, resumé, and representative code sample and/or GitHub username.
Education
Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience in computer science, computer engineering or related engineering disciplines. Masters or PhD preferred.
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