favorite this post Meaningful programming - work from home - JavaScript or Python (marina / cow hollow) hide this posting unhide

compensation: $25 per hour
employment type: employee's choice
telecommuting okay

Hi, and thanks for taking a look at our job posting! We build web apps and software to help people learn information faster, conduct better science, more intelligently analyze data, build their own apps, and find what they're looking for online in new ways.

As a team member you'll be solving challenging web development / programming problems while working from home. You'll be setting your own hours, and you'll have a great deal of independence, control, and flexibility. Your input and ideas will meaningfully and substantially shape our products. You'll be part of a team where people are kind to each other, and where mean people and asshole bosses are forbidden. You can work the hours you want (as long as it's at least 20 hours per week), and take vacation when you want (just give us a couple weeks notice beforehand). Most importantly: you'll be working on creating entirely new technologies that are designed to help people. We're a software company *deeply* focussed on writing code to achieve social good. We know you have serious skills. So our attitude is: why not put them to use to help people? All of our products aim to bring something new to the world.

This programmer position absolutely requires the ability to work independently and solve hard problems. If you join us, we'll have a team call once every week to set goals, and you may additionally do some pair programming or receive code review, but otherwise you'll be working independently. The pay is $25 per hour. We know that pay is not high, and we apologize for that - we are forced to keep our costs low. If you join us though, you'll be pushed to the edge of your knowledge, you'll be learning new skills, and you'll be perfecting your craft. You must be able to work 20-40 hours every week (except, of course, when on vacation). It's up to you whether you'd prefer to do 20 hours per week, 40 hours per week, or something in between. For the many applicants who are U.S. based, this relationship can be structured based on either a 1099 or W2 relationship, depending on what works best for you (we find that usually our engineers prefer the W2 relationship).

We're looking to add 2-3 new team members now in total.

*The One Mandatory Requirement*: you must be either a strong JavaScript programmer OR a strong Python programmer to apply (you don't need to know both though). We do not hire weak programmers.

Here are some of the many technologies we work with (it varies from product to product). You do *not* need prior experience with these:
Frameworks: Node.js, React, Backbone, Angular, Ruby on Rails
Databases: CouchDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Languages: JavaScript, Python, Ruby, R
Math things: Linear Algebra, Statistics, Machine Learning, Optimization Theory

In the past we've found that the best way to figure out if an applicant is a fit for our team is to use an automatic job application. So we ask that you please not send us your resume. In fact, we think resumes are 70% useless. So instead, please go to the link below to apply. We may eventually ask you for a resume later on after the application process, but there is no need to spend any time polishing it, its main use for us is to help structure the questions that we'll ask when we interview you.

Note that this job application is not easy, so please be ready for a serious challenge if you click the link!

Job application link (please click to apply):

Thanks for taking the time to apply. We really appreciate it!
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6039820410



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