Principal Developer (Fullstack, Backend, Frontend)

Senior, Principal, Director, and VP level hands-on development opportunities available.  Full stack, Backend, or Frontend focus welcome.  Unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this role.  Flexible on location.HireStarter's client is a leader in the Professional Learning space. The Engineering group operates entrepreneurially within a larger, established, organization, to enhance existing and create new products to improve profitability and customer experience both internally and for the global client base.

This is a unique opportunity for a rock star developers who have start-ups on the side or have worked on passion projects (requirement) and are therefore, not only developers, but entrepreneurs who are able to solve business problems and tie them to concrete, measurable metrics.

The company culture is flat and distributed and the development team, even at a VP level is hands on in the code.  The team operates tech agnostically, employing the best technologies to solve the identified problems.  There's a flexible work environment and the work is focused on improving and creating internal tools (deadlines are not driven by funding or external clients and there's emphasis on research to solve problems well vs quickly)

Some of the problems you'll be instrumental in solving - search accuracy and interface, scaling AI, improving digital marketing platform,  enhancing scheduling, and enhancing the direct customer experiences). 


Product Designer, iOS

We Are On A Mission

We believe in the transformative power of real food, the way it makes us feel and how it impacts the world we live in. We empower busy people to eat clean without compromise because you shouldn’t have to choose between health, convenience, and amazing tasting food. We make a healthy lifestyle easy. Our chefs and dietitians reimagine comfort food and then create those favorite dishes with a healthy twist.

We are just as passionate about our people as we are about food! Being a part of our team means that you are a critical part of us realizing our goals and will play an integral role in helping to shape our business. We believe in the transformative power of people, the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and experienced Product Designer to help maintain and evolve our consumer facing iOS app–which our customers love using week to week. Our consumer-facing digital products generate a significant portion of the revenue for the business and continue to drive the company’s growth.

To succeed in this role, you must be self-motivated and enthusiastic about working with and helping to evolve our digital design language. Research and interaction design is as important to you as making designs pixel perfect. If you enjoy collaborating with talented designers and engineers, in a fun environment, and offering fresh perspectives on how to solve an interesting problem, we’d like to meet you!

What you will do…

- Help evolve and continue to build our digital iOS design language

- Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant

- Conduct user-centered research and be data-driven to ensure you are designing for our customers

- Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product team

- Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality by conducting rapid prototyping and user validation testing.

- Partner with production artists, engineers, and PMs to oversee the user experience of our iOS app and continue to iterate

Who you are…

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field

- Deep understanding of mobile user experience

- 3–5 years of iOS design experience, at a B2C company

- 3–5 years of visual design experience

- 3–5 years of interaction design experience

- Experienced in Adobe Creative, Sketch and InVision or a similar tool for rapid prototyping.

- Have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate your design decisions

- The ability to think at high level about product strategy and vision

- Experience in building and shipping responsive iOS apps

- A portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

PRODUCT DESIGNER, WEB

We Are On A Mission

We believe in the transformative power of real food, the way it makes us feel and how it impacts the world we live in. We empower busy people to eat clean without compromise because you shouldn’t have to choose between health, convenience, and amazing tasting food. We make a healthy lifestyle easy. Our chefs and dietitians reimagine comfort food and then create those favorite dishes with a healthy twist.

We are just as passionate about our people as we are about food! Being a part of our team means that you are a critical part of us realizing our goals and will play an integral role in helping to shape our business. We believe in the transformative power of people, the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented and experienced Product Designer to help maintain and evolve our site. Our consumer-facing digital products generate a significant portion of the revenue for the business and continue to drive the company’s growth. To succeed in this role, you must be self-motivated and enthusiastic about working with and helping to evolve our digital design language. Research and interaction design is as important to you as making designs pixel perfect. If you enjoy collaborating with talented designers and engineers, in a fun environment, and offering fresh perspectives on how to solve an interesting problem, we’d like to meet you!

What you will do…

- Help evolve and continue to build the digital iOS design language

- Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant

- Conduct user-centered research and be data-driven to ensure you are designing for our customers

- Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product team

- Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality by conducting rapid prototyping and user validation testing.

- Partner with production artists, engineers, and PMs to oversee the user experience and continue to iterate

Who you are…

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field

- Deep understanding of responsive web experience

- 3–5 years of responsive web design experience, at a B2C company

- 3–5 years of visual design experience

- 3–5 years of interaction design experience

- Experienced in Adobe Creative, Sketch and InVision or a similar tool for rapid prototyping.

- Have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate your design decisions

- The ability to think at high level about product strategy and vision

- Experience in building and shipping responsive websites

- A portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

Senior Data Scientist - Infectious Disease 

Remote or onsite in San Francisco and Austin.  H1B visa transfer available.

HireStarter's client is a mission driven start-up looking to stop the spread of infectious disease. This is an opportunity to become a foundational member of the data science team and build the epidemiological models based on coupled rate equations, Monte Carlo simulations, LSTM neural networks and other machine learning techniques to forecast the spread of infectious disease. You will also help improve the existing illness signal, derive new signals based on proprietary symptoms and fever data, as well as external data. The ideas, research, and tools you develop will contribute directly to the realization of the company's mission.  This role offers a flexible work environment.


The ideal candidate is skilled in a range of general data science, machine learning and other statistical approaches; has the engineering experience to build prototypes around these tools, and has extensive experience with modeling and forecasting, ideally in epidemiological context. You’ll be comfortable working cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders. You understand how to work in a scrappy startup environment, and know how to balance speed vs. accuracy.


Requirements: 

  • Advanced quantitative degree -- e.g. Statistics / Biostatistics, Physics, Computer Science -- MS/PhD preferred

  • 5+ years industry experience in a relevant quantitative field, ideally at a high growth / early stage company

  • A proven track record of building forecasting models

  • A proven track record of working with large structured & unstructured data sets to extract timely, meaningful and impactful insights

  • Strong programming skills in SQL and Python (pandas, sci-kit learn, keras, tensorflow, etc.)

  • Experience with machine learning techniques

  • Business acumen & product intuition -- you must be able to think creatively and independently

  • Persuasive oral and written communication skills

Full Stack Software Engineer (Houston)

About Us:

We are a Houston based energy technology company, focused on building a scalable Energy Analytics, Segmentation and Engagement Platform. We enable utilities to optimize energy cost and empower energy consumers with personalized energy programs and service.

Job Duties

  • Work with Architect, Product Owner and Graphics designer to build Rich UI web applications for B2B and B2C users.

  • Build responsive web apps; Both Form based as well as data display apps using rich HTML controls for Charts, Maps and Tables.

  • Build code using Industry standards and as per the specs and design guidelines

  • Follow TDD approach and write automated client and server tests

  • Configure CI/CD scripts for deployment to AWS / Google Cloud

  • Work on building multiple products and/or features at the same time

Qualifications

  • At least one full SDLC software engineering experience on a real life project

  • Preferable to have a BS in Computer Sc./IT with at least 2+ years of professional experience

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies without formal training is absolutely Critical

  • Have developed Web Apps / REST APIs using below technologies and proficiency level

    • Proficient with Node.js including Promises and asynchronous code

    • Proficient with writing data access code using Node libraries for NoSQL and RDBMS. Writing apps for MongoDB is a big Plus.

    • Proficient with writing Web apps and REST APIs using any Node web framework e.g. Express.

    • Good understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap

    • Good understanding of client-side scripting

    • Good understanding of REST and JSON . Familiarity with OpenAPI spec is a Big Plus.

  • Good understanding of one of the JS frameworks such as AngularJS, ReactJS, VueJS, KnockoutJS, BackboneJS etc.

  • Good understanding of AJAX and Web Sockets

    • Good understanding of Git version control

    • Basic understanding of AWS or Google Cloud

    • Can diagnose and resolve cross-browser / cross-device rendering issues

  • Familiar with Cross Site Scripting challenges

    • Familiar with OAuth

 

Product Manager (Houston)

Are you an experienced technology product manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is passionate about eCommerce and serving consumers? Join our team where you can utilize the latest analytics to disrupt the marketplace and provide consumers with the most suitable energy plan, products and services.

Join now and be part of re-defining the energy provider of the future using advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

About Us:

Our e-utility™ suite of solutions is currently deployed across more than 18 million energy meters, enabling IOUs, retail energy providers and customer collectives with customer-centric energy intelligence to optimize cost, enhance revenue growth and empower their customers with personalized energy products, programs and services.  We are Houston-based and offer a casual office environment close to downtown.  The company recently completed Series A funding with a global energy investor group.

Key Skills

  • eCommerce Experience.  Proven track record of success

  • Technology.  Marketplace and consumer Apps

  • Product Strategy. Consumer Intelligence and Interaction

  • Go to Market.  Creative ability to generate traction in new products and services.

  • Innovation.  Bringing disruptive products and services to the market.

  • Business experience.  Setting priorities, achieving goals, follow-through.

  • Teamwork.  Collaboration across the organization

Functions

  • Develop a deep understanding of market problems and drivers for our products and services.

  • Communicate and inspire internal teams with a concise vision and roadmap for product features and services.

  • Drive internal alignment on strategic product roadmap, definition of requirements, go-to-market strategy, and vision for the Platform products and services

  • Develop functional and technical requirements for product

  • Monitor activities of the product engineering team to efficiently deliver product features

  • Prioritize product roadmap based on market demands and strategic direction.

  • Develop successful go-to-market programs in partnership with Sales, Engineering, and Marketing teams

Position requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • At least 10 years of technology product management

  • Strong relationship skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences

  • Proven creative problem-solving abilities

  • Highly motivated self-starter who is flexible and goal oriented

Sr. Data Scientist (Houston)

We are seeking an experienced data scientist/programmer who thrives in a challenging environment, is passionate about technology products and applies AI & Machine learning data analytics techniques to build a scalable energy analytics platform.  This position will work closely with data science team to help support all facets of the data supply chain involving consumption and analytics.

This is a Houston based energy technology start-up, focused on building a scalable Energy Analytics, Segmentation and Engagement Platform. This company is enabling utilities to optimize energy cost and empower energy consumers with personalized energy programs and service.

Key Skills

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as Neural Network, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting, Linear and Logistic Regression, SVM, Data Visualization, Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning, Design of Experiments, Machine Learning and Project Management, etc.

  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, SAS, SQL, Hadoop, MapReduce, Tableau and Power Bi

  • Experience with AI code and algorithm development and related software AWS lambda function, TensorFlow etc.

  • Experience with common big data toolkits i.e. Hadoop, MapReduce etc

  • Expert in programming languages i.e. C++, MATLAB, Python, SPSS, Java, JavaScript

  • Great communication skills

  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau Minitab, etc.

  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig

  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase

  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.

  • Good scripting and programming skills

  • Data-oriented personality

Position requirements

  • BS/MS degree in Engineering, with data science speciality discipline

  • At least 3-6 years of data analytics experience in a distributed computing environment

  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques

  • Perform predictive analysis i.e. forecasting, disaggregation, customer churn etc

  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for energy analytic systems

  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner

  • Creating automated analytics systems and constant tracking of its performance

Director of Platform Engineering

HireStarter's client is a mission driven start-up looking to stop the spread of infectious disease. This is a director level role. You will help define the architecture and set the technical direction for the company. Further you will scale out and lead the back-end engineering team.

We are looking for a hands on technical leader. You will have a broad set of responsibilities including how we build, deploy, diagnose, monitor, scale and secure the data platform. You will work closely with Product Management, Sales, and the executive team to meet business needs and build winning products.

Responsibilities

  • Ownership of all back end services including APIs, Services, analytics, data pipeline and infrastructure.

  • 40% hands on coding, 30% architecting and designing, 30% project management

  • Lead and grow the back-end team including local and remote engineers.

  • Define and implement services for mobile and desktop applications

  • Coordinate deployment and release schedules in concert with our mobile, data science and QA teams

  • Collaborate with data scientists, product managers the executive team and other engineers to meet business needs and accommodate new data sources that improve our illness signal and extend our forecasts

  • Deliver robust, data pipelinesto support our key health signals and forecast

  • Ensure reliabilityscalabilityand performanceneeds

Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience in backend server development

  • Built large scale, data driven applications including elements like real-time streaming, batch data aggregation, data modeling, data cleaning, anomaly detection and bulk ingestion

  • Strong technical leadership skills including architecting robust distributed systems

  • Strong software development skills

  • 2 years technical leadership on a major project

  • Experience with AWS ( ie EC2, S3, EFS, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda, Redshift , Kinesis)


Sr. Data Engineer

You're looking for a team where you can drive decisions, be challenged and build a powerful and novel product. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You look for projects where you can learn new technologies and techniques. You’re comfortable designing, developing, testing, and launching software. You’re creative. And if this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.

This company is on a mission to defend public discourse. They build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. They care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with them have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.

While they take their mission very seriously, they are also a team of fun-loving, laid-back, self described geeks who love tacos and topo chico.

Summary

Looking for senior engineers with previous experience working as a team lead or desire to grow into that role. The best candidates will have an interest in the state of the art stream and batch processing architecture with awareness of ecosystem of tools available to solve data engineering problem. You will be empowered to make big design decisions and own major pieces of the data pipeline.

What you'll work on

  • Design, develop and maintain data pipeline

  • Support and monitor pipeline performance in production

  • Take ownership of components of the data pipeline

  • Work with product managers understand upcoming work and design a system capable of meeting long term product vision

  • Create and maintain documentation capable of describing how the pipeline work to non-technical audience

  • Work as part of a team to integrate new services into data pipeline using tools like Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, PostgreSQL and more.

Skills

These are not hard requirements or an exhaustive list. Consider this an outline to give you a better understanding of what you’ll be doing. We expect a senior engineer to meet at least half of these requirements and be comfortable and excited to learn the rest.

  • 3+ year(s) developing software as part of a team, preferably working on some aspect of a data pipeline

  • Experience or familiarity with Kafka or similar distributed systems (knowledge of schema registry/data types and serialization options and partition strategies a plus)

  • Experience or familiarity with popular stream processing framework such as Spark Streaming, Kafka Streams, Flink or similar

  • Experience supporting large scale batch analytics in Hadoop ecosystem (loading and retrieving data)

  • Experience working with or building schedulers, workflow automation/coordination tools

  • Experience implementing tests and sanity checks on large complex data pipelines

  • Experience helping other developers write performant SQL queries.

Other notable skills

  • Ability to monitor current solution to understand its limits and stay ahead of business needs

  • Comfortable representing data engineering function in front of Senior leaders and product management during prioritization and design discussions

  • Knowledge of how to evaluate tools and ability to document pro/cons of infrastructure decisions

  • Desire to mentor junior developers

Who you are

  • 3+ years professional software development

  • You have experience working with data pipelines

  • Experience processing social media, text and image data is particularly relevant

  • Highly motivated to research, prototype and implement state of the art data pipeline

  • Comfortable with knowing what you do not know and asking for help or finding your own answers when required

  • Previously held leadership positions technical or otherwise

Why we love working here

  • Competitive salary, 401(k) matching, and Fortune 500 level healthcare

  • We are a business that trusts and embraces technology and harnesses it for good. We embrace diverse ideas, autonomy and collaboration

  • Professional development opportunities–– we host lunch and learns, hold weekly 1-1’s, and have a policy where you can expense professional development books

  • A diverse leadership team that wants to uphold ethical practices in our software development process

  • A strong commitment to creating a diverse environment

  • Free parking in our building in downtown Austin

  • Free access to a gym in our office building

  • A $2,000 annual credit that you can spend on the technology and work gear of your choice

  • Parental leave (plan with your manager) and unlimited vacation (and no, that is not code for you never take a vacation, we encourage and value time off)

  • Weekly catered lunches and a stocked kitchen full of fruit, energy bars, popcorn, coconut water, and other healthy snacks

Sr. Full Stack Engineer

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

This company is building the first A.I., machine learning platform for the $900B US construction lending market. They help banks manage their large and complex construction loan portfolios using intelligent automation and integrated payments. Their software helps lenders, developers, and other stakeholders produce and process this documentation automatically, leading to fewer errors, faster payments, and more profitable loans.

This is a small company with exciting plans for growth, currently YC-backed, and are already working with several of the largest lenders in the industry. You’d be working directly with the founders in a company that values being purposeful, efficient, authentic, transparent, curious, and agile.

TECH THEY USE:

Elixir, Python, React, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Postgres, Redis, circleci, sklearn

REQUIREMENTS:

- 4+ years experience in full-stack web development 
- expertise in at least one server-side framework (Phoenix, Ruby on Rails, Django, etc.) 
- experience with React or similar (Angular, Elm, etc.) 
- solid understanding of git 
- experience with Postgres (or another RDBMS) 
- can build quickly without creating a horrible mess

NICE TO HAVES:

- experience with both Elixir and React 
- experience with GraphQL APIs 
- experience with machine learning 
- experience with Kubernetes


Sr. Data Engineer

HireStarter's client is a mission driven start-up looking to stop the spread of infectious disease. This is an opportunity to become a foundational member of the engineering team and design, build, & scale data pipelines, data warehouse, and machine learning infrastructure. You will be a key contributor in designing and building our data platform and delivering robust data pipelines that will ultimately have a meaningful impact for an important social mission.  This role offers a flexible work environment.


Responsibilities:

  • Designing, building, and deploying efficient data pipelines.

  • Intelligently designing and implementing our data architecture.

  • Implementing inclusive data quality checks.

  • Providing data-driven insights.

  • Ensuring scalability.

  • Meeting data privacy and data security standards.

  • Securely source external data from multiple partners

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering building data warehouses and data pipelines.

  • Built large scale, data driven applications including elements like real-time streaming, batch data aggregation, data modeling, data cleaning, anomaly detection and bulk ingestion.

  • Experience designing and writing robust ETL jobs.

  • Experience with distributed data processing systems (Hive, Spark, Hadoop, etc.)

  • A passion for problem solving and providing solutions.

  • Strong software development skills at least one of the following: (Python, Java, Scala).

  • Extensive experience with SQL.

  • Experience with AWS (EC2, S3, EFS, RDS, DynamoDB, Lambda, Redshift, Kinesis)

  • Strong technical leadership skills.

Data Scientist

Full Stack Data Scientist

Our client serves tens of billions of job advertisement impressions every month. However, they are just starting to drive immense value from this data in the form of information and machine learning models. We are looking for an experienced Full Stack Data Scientist to take a leadership role in our burgeoning Data Science community. Current and future projects may include optimizing search engine yield, job seeker targeting, and personal job recommendations.  This is a high impact role.

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Gather big data from sources like Spark, Parquet, and HDFS or S3.

  • Model using non-linear algorithms like random forests and gradient boosted trees.

  • Develop the high throughput model serving.

  • Experience with or a desire to learn and apply deep learning.

  • Investigation and development using notebooks like Jupyter or Databricks.

 

Competitive Candidate

  • Experience with deep learning in the natural language processing (NLP) field .

  • Understands the pros and cons of industry machine learning practices.

  • Development experience in a JVM language like Java or Scala.

  • Experience in search, information retrieval, advertisement technology, and/or natural language processing.

  • History of mentoring and leading junior data scientists.