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Open Positions

Full-Stack Engineer

You're a generalist in the true sense of the word. You don't know what challenges tomorrow may bring, but you're happy to hack away at them - from high performance back-end applications to sophisticated web apps.

You love the uncertainty and ownership that comes with working at an early stage startup. If you need someone to hand you a well-packaged engineering puzzle, then this job isn't for you - you'll see projects through from concept to production to iteration. Here's what a typical week might look like for you:

  • Monday: Make some changes to our data processing algorithms in order to improve the accuracy of our data. We process trillions of data points about billions of mobile devices every day.
  • Tuesday: Crunch some numbers. We have terabytes of data that we need to comb through on a regular basis.
  • Wednesday: Build some new admin tools. We have a complex web app that we use internally for analysis and configuration.
  • Thursday: We just partnered with another data provider. Time to ingest and make sense of billions of data points about millions of mobile devices.
  • Friday: Just got some mockups back from the design team - time to make some changes to the website.
Requirements
  • Master of at least one scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, etc.) and at least one compiled language (e.g., Java, C/C++). Bonus points for Java and Ruby experience.
  • CS degree from a top school (or equivalent experience and talent). A strong background in CS fundamentals is a must for this position.
  • An appreciation for the delicate balance between expediency and elegance. You're a detail-oriented perfectionist who understands that sometimes "perfect is the enemy of good."
  • You must be incredibly smart and a fantastic engineer. Bonus points if your friends have ever described you as a "beast."
  • An all-around nice person who wants to surround themselves with other nice people. No jerks allowed.
  • Excited to work in downtown San Francisco. We will relocate you if necessary.
Bonus Points
  • Hadoop/big data experience.
  • Experience building high-performance, reliable distributed systems.
  • Entrepreneurial blood. We’d love it if TapFwd were a stepping stone on the path toward starting your own company.
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Back-End Engineer

You're a master of high-throughput, low latency, distributed systems. You don't get out of bed for less than a terabyte of data, and you eat a billion queries for breakfast. You're a performance-obsessed data crunching machine, but you also understand when it makes sense to build the perfectly scalable theoretically beautiful solution, and when it makes sense to hack something together that will get us through the next few weeks.

We process trillions of data points on billions of mobile devices every day, but we've barely begun to scratch the surface of this data's true potential. Our challenge is to harness the power of this data to drive a wide variety of sophisticated mobile marketing use cases, all in an ever-growing highly-available high-performance environment.

While this may sound like a specialized position, we're a small startup - in order to move fast enough, we must all be generalists. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, but we know that it will certainly be different from today. We need to build systems for massive scale that can take us into the future, but we must also build with the understanding that we're in the business of evolving very quickly.

Requirements
  • Master of at least one scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, etc.) and at least one compiled language (e.g., Java, C/C++). Bonus points for Java and Ruby experience.
  • CS degree from a top school (or equivalent experience and talent). A strong background in CS fundamentals is a must for this position.
  • An appreciation for the delicate balance between expediency and elegance. You're a detail-oriented perfectionist who understands that sometimes "perfect is the enemy of good."
  • You must be incredibly smart and a fantastic engineer. Bonus points if your friends have ever described you as a "beast."
  • An all-around nice person who wants to surround themselves with other nice people. No jerks allowed.
  • Excited to work in downtown San Francisco. We will relocate you if necessary.
Bonus Points
  • Hadoop/big data experience.
  • Experience building high-performance, reliable distributed systems.
  • Entrepreneurial blood. We’d love it if TapFwd were a stepping stone on the path toward starting your own company.
Apply