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Funding10M-20M USD
IndustryMobile, Consumer, Communications
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Software Engineer

at Jana Mobile in Boston, MA   —   Jul 08, 2014   |  
About Us:

Jana, a Boston-based startup, connects companies to the developing world! Our products enable both market research and brand marketing in regions as diverse as India, Brazil, Nigeria, and Egypt. Our global community members receive free talk time on their mobile phone in exchange for taking actions including trial (registration, app downloads), engagement (watching a video, uploading a photo), advocacy (refer a friend), and product purchase (airtime rebates). Every month, millions of emerging market consumers register with mCent, Jana’s consumer-facing, opt-in platform, to receive these offers.

While we are a rapidly-growing, early-stage start-up, we are also the world's largest rewards platform. With integrations into the billing systems of 237 mobile operators, we can instantly reward 3.48 billion emerging market consumers in 70 local currencies with prepaid airtime. We are presently earning revenue in over 50 countries from clients including: CNN, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Unilever, P&G, Danone, Google, and General Mills. With $25MM in funding from Maurice Lévy (Publicis Groupe), Todd Dagres (Spark Capital), Rohini Chakravarty (NEA), Jon Miller (AOL / News Corp), Paul Sagan (Akamai) and Esther Dyson (WPP) - we are building a new style of research and marketing company focusing on underserved, understudied communities in high-growth markets.

The Opportunity:

Jana is looking for talented full-stack web developers to help build our cutting-edge platform.

The Responsibilities:

-Design, code and test scalable software using Python
-Work as part of a team in an agile environment - implement front-end code, optimized for both full and mobile browsers; implement back-end logic that enables the gathering, storage, and display of data
-Create scalable web services to interact with backend processes
-Assist in implementing A/B testing

General Requirements:

-Passion for web software development
-Ability to quickly turn around feature requirements as part of a team
-Interest in interacting with people from other cultures – users of our platform all live in the developing world
-Ability to both learn from and teach other engineers
-People skills: ability to listen and be supportive of others, helping to create a collaborative environment
-Bachelor’s degree

Experience Requirements:

-2+ years software development
-Experience across the entire open-source stack
-UI / UX implementation, web design
-Experience with a web frameworks
-Experience with Python - or very strong in at least two other web-related languages
-Demonstrable analytic ability


-Experience with mobile web
-Experience with Facebook API
-Deep familiarity with an emerging market country

Is this you? Reach out with your resume (along with a cover letter specific to our company), and join us!
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