Chief Technology Officer - Los Angeles

Our client is one of our oldest/deepest relationships with Apex.  We placed their president over a decade ago and have actively supported the company's growth and continued success over the years, in many ways.   

Our client is a leading provider of proprietary big-data based analytics and predictive modeling driven health management services for health plans. They lead the health care industry in improving health and reducing claims costs for health plan members with behavioral health (BH) disorders that cause or exacerbate co-existing medical conditions. This is a publicly traded company with an established team and client base, with over 100 employees.   

This company harnesses proprietary big data predictive analytics and artificial intelligence combined with human intervention, to deliver improved member health and cost savings to health plans through integrated technology enabled treatment solutions. It is their mission to provide access to affordable and effective care, thereby improving health and reducing cost of care; helping these people and their families achieve and maintain better lives.   You can feel good about this product.

THE JOB

We are looking for a CTO to be a key member of the executive team and partner on both delivering the vision for the company, as well as help develop the long-term vision as they move more heavily into the digital/technology space.  This person will have full responsibility for the technical vision and implementation, data architecture, application development, technology infrastructure (including big data environments and normal infrastructure) and technological delivery. 

The ideal candidate is a “player coach”.  This person will supervise a small and growing team of internal and external resources, and be a hands on contributor.  However this is NOT a coding job with a fancy title: we need a true CTO.  The ideal candidate has worked in startups but also has bigger company experience or vision, so they will have the ability to transition to a leader/coach of a larger team as the company continues to grow.   The existing technical team includes a Chief Data Scientist and a VP Technology, plus management.   This is the first true visionary + tactical CTO hire, taking the company to its next level of success.

REQUIREMENTS

·       Strong leadership and communication skills

·       Strategic approach and long-term technology vision

·       Healthtech startup or consumer facing web or app experience

·       Experience with or in a big data/algorithm/AI environment, especially implementation of algorithms and other technology developed by a data science team into the production environment.

·       Experience overseeing internal application development, especially with external vendor teams.

·       Experience with architecting technology solutions (big and small), including using third party solutions as part of a larger integrated solution in a fast changing, resource constrained environment.

·       Experience with data security and transaction security preferably in a regulated environment (healthcare or financial services)

·       Experience is more important than education; however, candidates from top universities with technical degrees are preferred.

·       Startup experience is essential; public company experience is not required but useful.

REMOTE OPTION OR RELOCATION, though local candidates are preferred.  Any non-local candidate would need to frequently travel to Los Angeles, since this is a leadership position.

 

Web Developer, Marketing - Los Angeles

Our client is well funded, an established startup with deeply experienced founders, created to give people control and freedom over their personal and private information. It's a very meaningful product with a highly intelligent & down to earth team building it. These tools will shift the balance of power from the public and private data brokers, advertisers, and organizations demanding your personal information, back to you, the user.

Job Description:

The Web Developer will be a key member of the marketing team and lead all in-house development for the company's global web presence. In this role, the Web Developer will build, maintain, update, and improve global web properties and have an immediate impact on business initiatives. This position will manage the development, structure, function and maintenance of all company websites. The ideal candidate must be familiar with current web technologies and standards, be detail-oriented, organized, and adept at working in a fast-paced startup environment. This person must have an understanding of search engine friendly concepts, Google best practices, experience building responsive websites across browser platforms and mobile, landing page optimization, outbound marketing campaigns.

REQUIREMENTS

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code by using best-of-breed software development practices
  • Creating website layout/interfaces by using industry standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Integrating data from various back-end services and databases
  • Gathering and refining specifications and requirements based on marketing needs to produce high-impact web graphics and copy
  • Spearheading, maintaining, expanding, and scaling our sites across different platforms and GEOs
  • Staying plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and applying them into operations and activities
  • Owning and driving all content updates on all consumer-facing sites
  • Being the expert and lead on all Wordpress CMS and WP Engine hosting services
  • Working with Tech Operations team to make sure all web properties meet the highest security standards in the industry
  • Collaborating with creative services and design teams to match visual design intent
  • Coordinate with cross functional teams to work on development projects outside of marketing web development initiatives

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: Java, PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript or Ruby on Rails
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch applications to export designs and produce high-impact HTML web content
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques
  • BS in computer science, design or a related field
  • Animation abilities for visual elements of websites

Blockchain Engineer, Culver City

Our client is a global company with excellent funding and a highly successful team of founders.   They are developing an exciting suite of products using innovative technology, created to give people control and freedom over their personal and private information.  If you want to participate in changing the world in a very positive way, working with other high caliber people in a positive & dynamic culture, this could be an ideal place for you.

We are looking for a senior architect-level blockchain engineer with proven expertise in building and scaling decentralized public blockchain based technologies. As the global user base grows, the complexity of deploying and operating privacy-focused decentralized systems and networks increases.

Overview:

You’ll be working with a talented group of software professionals on sophisticated privacy focused consumer-based applications.  These have capabilities that span private identities, private communication (telephony, messaging, email), private web browsing and payments. Our client believes in team-based component ownership, development, and quality assurance. They expect engineering involvement from product inception through production support. The teams have great autonomy and responsibility to choose the best solutions, technologies, and approaches to take to the next level. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a well-established global startup, working with global leaders in the security and privacy space.

Who we’re looking for:

·       Senior architect-level engineer with advanced working knowledge and experience building and scaling decentralized blockchain technologies

·       Capable of leading development efforts in evolving blockchain technologies

·       Experience using public/private key encryption and digital signatures

·       Knowledge of smart contracts and byzantine fault tolerance

·       Strong familiarity with consensus methods such as proof of work and proof of stake

·       Having worked closely with technical and non-technical teams to develop and integrate blockchain solutions into products

·       Strong analytical background in defining and leading the design, development and implementation of client/server systems

·       Excellent communication skills, including ability to write concise technical docs and present complex ideas

Qualifications:

This senior developer role requires a proven track record of delivering distributed ledger based applications, and systems. You will have worked on blockchain architecture and have a deep experience implementing end user product offerings.  Your work experience includes:

·       Comprehensive understanding of the current blockchain ecosystems having experience with platforms such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Stellar, Hashgraph, Corda, and Hyperledger

·       Excellent understanding of cryptography having developed applications including both symmetric and asymmetric encryption methods, and with hashing algorithms (eg. SHA)

·       Working knowledge of crypto-economics across various crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin

·       Excellent understanding of Ethereum smart contracts and Solidity programing language

·       Understanding of Ethereum token standards such as ERC-20/23/223

·       Working knowledge of various blockchain tasks such as those that are non-parallelizable (eg. transaction execution) and parallelizable (eg. signature verification using key, transaction, and signature)

·       Experience with hot and cold crypto wallets that store different cryptocurrencies using multiple signatures

Open Source projects you might have worked with:

·       Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain technologies

·       Hyperledger Fabric, Composer, and Indy

·       Multichain, Openchain, Eris, and Hydrachain

Requirements:

·       Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

·       7+ years of professional development experience

·       3+ years working with blockchain based technologies

·       Ability to architect complex blockchain based applications and systems

·       Extensive knowledge of Ethereum Solidity design principles

·       Working knowledge of C++ and Java design principles and third-party libraries

·       Experience implementing and maintaining unit tests

·       Ability to develop maintainable, well-designed software under tight deadline

·       Personal interest in consumer privacy and the protection of personal information

 Bonus Points:

·       Experience with open source platforms such as Linux

·       Experience with iOS development, specifically Swift programming

·       Experience with web development, specifically Javascript programming

·       Experience with Android, RxJava and/or Kotlin programming

·       Experience and enthusiasm for a disciplined agile process (e.g. Scrum)

Midlevel JS Engineer, Santa Monica

Our client is an ongoing deep relationship with the firm, a talented & easygoing CTO who's been our client several times with different startups, typically leading to a successful exit.    Located in the heart of Santa Monica, this is an opportunity to work alongside a small and brilliant team, positive startup culture & pace, building an analytics-related product for web & mobile platforms.   The work is meaningful, helping small business and other entrepreneurs become more successful.

This company that is already achieving significant month-over-month customer growth and is ready to start building the technology that will take the company into the future.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years software development experience
  • Experience in Javascript/NodeJS and modern JS Frameworks (Angular, React, Express, etc)
  • Experience in modern development tools and techniques (Git, Agile, etc)
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and APIs (AWS, Google Cloud, etc).
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Experience with automated deployment and testing tools
  • BS in Computer Science.

 

Product Designer, Irvine

Our client is an Orange County startup that’s building an IOS and Android app targeting a vast gamer audience. We’re looking for a senior level (or just really talented) Product Designer to take up the mantle of refining and owning the app going forward.  The Creative Director is a good friend of the firm and basically wants a partner to balance out his skills, plus you'll have the support of a small but mighty design team.  Wonderful startup culture and experienced founders who've already seen success in their other ventures.   Some core values: humility, honesty, humor, consistency and innovation

Requirements

- 5+ years experience as a product designer with a portfolio that displays clear understanding of cross-platform mobile app design.    Visually engaging, and also UX/UI savvy, specifically for mobile platforms (IOS and Android)

- Comfort throughout each stage of the product building experience, from early research and product reqs to clean hand-off to engineering.

- A natural bend toward building clear, logical design systems that work across multiple platforms.

- You have a big empty space where an ego would normally be.  Not just a big empty space though....that would be sad!

- Skill at representing your decisions and processes while in regular product reviews

- Strong empathy and intuition through the user experience in order to create an easy and joyful product.

- Collaborative and communicative

- Passionate about gaming with a knowledge base of gaming interfaces and heuristics.

- Able to work with HTML, CSS & Javascript to improve handoff to engineering.

- Proficient working with Sketch

Responsibilities

- Leading the design and evolution of the IOS and Android app.

- Listening to the needs of the user and championing them within internal discussions.

- Owning the product building process and evolving it as the company & app grows

- Working with the Creative Director to hone the user experience and develop assets used within the app.

 

Data Scientist, Long Beach

Our client in Long Beach has over fifteen years experience in their sector, using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product.  Key investors and executives in this company are the result of decade-long relationships with Apex.

Their first development team is in place.  With their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on more complex feature development.  They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors. Benefits and culture are also excellent here.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

Hiring a talented Data Scientist  to join the Special Projects group. This group is staffed with elite software developers and scientists that develop advanced product prototypes and are an architecture and guidance resource for the engineering team at large

Requirements

Ph.D in Computer Science with an emphasis on ML

Proficient with MATLAB, R, or Python

Comfortable with mainstream ML software packages such as TensorFlow or Spark

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Using machine-learning techniques to analyze the data captured by the platform and help us answer meaningful questions about our data

Publishing findings internally and externally

Prototyping tools for non-profit customers and work with the engineering team to integrate these tools into the Platform

 

Senior API Engineer, Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product. This relationship is the result of knowing advisors and key executives for over a decade.  Headquartered in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place and with their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on continued complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.  The corporate culture is excellent: deeply technical, positive, balanced quality of life, and benefits comparable to those of a large established corporation.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join a group focusing on "special projects". This group is staffed with elite software developers and scientists that develop advanced product prototypes. This small group is an architecture and guidance resource for engineering team at large.   So it's an opportunity to impact the organization on a profound level.  Besides technical skills, you must be excellent in communication and leadership.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science (or equivalent) with minimum 5 years industry experience

Experience leading a team of 3+ developers on a SaaS product

Experience with REST web services

Experience building large-scale server applications with Java, Elixir or React and Postgres

Experience with MVC frameworks

Experience with scaling principles of distributed systems

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Develop advanced prototypes using cutting edge technology for use in demonstrations and as proof of concepts

Advise and contribute to architecture decisions

Adding advanced features to the platform

 

Senior or Lead Test Engineer (SDET), Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product. This relationship is the result of knowing and doing business with advisors and key executives for over a decade.  Headquartered in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place and with their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on continued complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.  The corporate culture is excellent: deeply technical, positive, balanced quality of life, and benefits comparable to those of a large established corporation.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the test automation group. This group is tasked with making sure mission critical software is adequately covered by rigorous automated tests.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science (or equivalent) with minimum 5 years industry experience

Experience leading a team of 3+ developers on a SaaS product testing

Experience testing large-scale server applications written in Java, Elixir or React and Postgres

Experience with testing frameworks such as JUnit, Selenium, Nightwatch etc.

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Develop automated testing strategy and selection of test frameworks

Advise and contribute to architecture decisions to make testing more effective

Lead team developing automated tests

 

 

API Engineer, Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to- use product.  This client is a result of decade-long relationships with key investors and executives here. Located in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place; they are deeply technical & talented.  With their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on continued complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.    Benefits and culture are also excellent here; strong belief in work-life balance and true dedication to employees for the "long haul".

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

 

Hiring a Staff Software Engineer to join the product group. This group is responsible for developing awesome new features and giving our customers the tools that they need to change the world.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science (or equivalent) with minimum 2-3 years industry experience

Experience with REST web services

Experience building large-scale server applications with Java, Elixir and Postgres

Experience with MVC frameworks

Proficient with git

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Develop new features for various product offerings

Maintain and enhance the existing codebase

Perform code reviews for other developers

Help foster best practices and coding standards

 

Front End Engineer, Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to- use product.  This client is a result of decade-long relationships with key investors and executives here. Located in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place and is deeply technical & talented.  With their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on continued complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.    Benefits and culture are also excellent here; strong belief in work-life balance and true dedication to employees for the "long haul".

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

Hiring a Front End Software Engineer to join the product group. This group is responsible for developing awesome new features and giving customers the tools that they need to help change the world.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science (or equivalent) with 2-3 years industry experience minimum

Experience with REST web services

Experience building applications with React and Redux

Experience with ES2015

Experience with NodeJS and NPM

Experience with Webpack and Babel

Proficient with git

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Develop new features for various product offerings

Maintain and enhance the existing codebase

Perform code reviews for other developers

Help foster best practices and coding standards

 

 

IOS Engineer, Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product.  Key investors & executives have been a friend of our firm for about a decade.  This role is based in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place; with an additional round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience, technical depth, and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.  Benefits & culture are also excellent here, with a healthy work-life balance.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

Looking for an iOS Engineer to join the mobile apps group. This group is responsible for developing awesome complex mobile apps.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science or other technical degree, or equivalent experience

2-3 years relevant industry experience, minimum

Experience with REST web services

Experience building iOS Applications with Swift or Objective-C

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Develop new iOS version of existing product

Perform code reviews for other developers

Help foster best practices and coding standards

 

Test Engineer (SDET), Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product. This relationship is the result of knowing advisors and key executives for over a decade.  Headquartered in Long Beach, CA.

The first development team is in place and with their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on continued complex feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors.  The corporate culture is excellent: deeply technical, positive, balanced quality of life, and benefits comparable to those of a large established corporation.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

We’re looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the test automation group. This group is tasked with making sure mission critical software is adequately covered by rigorous automated tests.

Requirements

BS in Computer Science with a minimum of 2-3 years industry experience

Experience testing large-scale server applications written in Java, Elixir or React and Postgres

Experience with testing frameworks such as JUnit, Selenium, Nightwatch, etc.

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Responsibilities

Work with the engineering team to develop comprehensive and rigorous automated tests

Advise on areas the current codebase could be improved to make it more testable

 

QA Engineer, Long Beach

Our client in Long Beach has over fifteen years experience in their sector, using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to-use product.  Key investors and executives in this company are the result of decade-long relationships with Apex.

Their first development team is in place.  With their newest round of funding, they are building a second team to focus on more complex feature development.  They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Along with their deep experience and passion to do good, they stand out among their competitors. Benefits and culture are also excellent here.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

Looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join the test group. This group is tasked with making sure our mission critical software is adequately covered by rigorous tests.

Requirements & Responsibilities

BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field

Relevant industry experience

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Review and analyze system specifications

Collaborate with other QA Engineers to develop effective strategies and test plans

Execute test cases (manual or automated) and analyze results

Evaluate product code according to specifications

Create logs to document testing phases and defects

Report bugs and errors to development teams

Help troubleshoot issues

Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing

Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

 

Technical Services Engineer, Long Beach

Our client has over fifteen years experience in their sector and are using this experience to build their own innovative platform. They’ve worked together for years and are focused in their mission to create a meaningful, easy-to- use product. Investors and other key contacts in this company are the result of a decade of relationships with Apex.

Their first development team is in place with a solid round of funding.  Currently they are building a second team to focus on robust feature development. They are teaming up with leading technologies to provide a state-of-the art platform taking a modern approach to data management. Combining deep experience with passion to do good for the world, they stand out among competitors.

The stack - React, Java, Elixir, Postgres all hosted in the cloud

We’re seeking a Senior Technical Services Engineer to join the technical services group. This group tasked with creating solutions where none exist. You will lead a team to solve meaningful, complex problems. You will directly impact the way customers use the software. In this complex and evolving industry, you will get to push the boundaries to meet ever-changing needs.

Requirements & Responsibilities

BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field

Comfortable with a fast paced startup environment

Develop workarounds to current problems

Develop internal tools to aid in debugging problems or supporting customers

Contribute fixes and enhancements to the codebase

 

 

Lead Engineer, Los Angeles

Our client's exec team includes a deep relationship/past client of Apex.  The product is already built and has a steady customer base  - this is one of the few preferred companies from whom major providers like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon acquire content.  The company is about a 3 year old startup, backed by a larger organization and funded by noteworthy VCs.  Great culture! if you are a transparent communicator who takes initiative to solve problems, takes pride in quality work, maintains the highest ethics - you'll fit in well here.

We are looking for a hands-on technical leader to provide direction for a currently offshore team, evaluate the code base and current architecture to recommend and execute improvements, scale for continued growth.  It's a matrixed organization, though mainly you'll report to the CEO who's reasonably technical (but not an engineer himself).

The product has currently been developed in PHP on the backend; you may choose to continue using this language or choose another language for further development.   

The role is fullstack, so you should be deeply familiar with HTML/CSS/JS (various frameworks, the pros and cons of each), experienced in collaborating with UX and graphic designers to produce a functional and beautiful experience for users.

CS degree is helpful but not required, in lieu of experience and solid leadership/communication.

Experience with products related to media & entertainment, streaming, etc. is useful but not required.

Solid experience with OOP, API development, TDD, Agile, etc. are all highly desirable.

Sr Engineer, Cryptocurrency (PHP), Santa Monica

Our client in Santa Monica is a leader in cryptocurrency, expanding rapidly on a global scale.  The head of product & strategy has been a friend of the firm for over a decade.  We agree that this is one of the most exciting markets and best positioned player that we've seen since we first got into the LA tech industry :) 

Looking to hire a Full Stack Engineer in the Santa Monica office, with deep/current PHP expertise to build a large-scale, e-commerce marketplace.  This is the best tool for this job, so you can't be a PHP hater or on the other hand - a PHP wannabe.   If you appreciate this tool for what it is, you'll do We’re looking for smart, experienced, back-end engineers who thrive in an agile environment and can work with distributed global teams. Ideal candidates will enjoy solving problems, care about scaleability, interact effectively in a team environment, and take ownership and pride in the work that they do.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and continuously improve the core platform to handle massive scale

  • Work with cross functional teams to introduce new solutions for core marketplace features

  • Stay on the forefront of the latest technology stacks (PHP / MySQL, nginx)

  • Quickly write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge

  • Move fast and move smart

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of experience developing data-driven web applications

  • Demonstrable understanding of object oriented programming concepts and design patterns

  • Deep understanding of PHP, NodeJS

  • Design and implementation of RESTful services

  • Database schema design and implementation skills (transactional, normalization, etc.)

  • Experience planning infrastructure and developing systems with high scalability and availability requirements

  • Experience using version control systems (Git)

  • Solid grasp on security concepts for the web

  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment wearing multiple hats

  • Experience working with relational databases (currently MySQL)

  • Great oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment

Bonus Points:

  • Games, e-commerce, or payment gateway integration

  • Cross-browser development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Frequent contributor to open-source projects

  • Experience using Jira or other ticketing systems in an Agile environment

 

Engineering Manager, Los Angeles/Remote

  • Looking for an engineering manager who will be responsible for day-to-day work direction for two (remote, 80% US-based) 4-5 person teams:
    • Spiking development on architectural approaches
    • Overseeing database schema and API design
    • Spec’ing stories for Kanban backlogs for both teams
    • Participating in standups + facilitating backlog grooming
    • Helping with general light devops and problem-solving for the teams
    • Splitting responsibility for interfacing with client technical teams along with the CTO: lots of API/SDK integration analysis, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Partial remote culture; candidates MUST be local to Los Angeles
  • The role is client-facing with around 30% coding: client contacts will generally be a mix of product managers, engineering managers and IC developers, so this person needs to be comfortable communicating technical details both verbally and in writing

A typical work pattern is design and development of big JS SPAs (React or Angular) for enterprise clients over a 4-12 month period, often coupled with development of Node.js GraphQL APIs as a midtier interface with complex existing systems. Given a choice, I’d lean more toward someone with heavier “backend” background, but they should be comfortable with modern UI development concepts and tools.

Lead/Dir Engineering, Beverly Hills

We are looking for a Lead Engineer for a client in Beverly Hills to lead the engineering team in developing web and mobile software in a fast-paced agile environment. We are seeking candidates who have a proven track record in developing consumer-facing software solutions end-to-end. Ideal candidates will have experience directing both front-end and back-end teams toward combined and well-choreographed goals that deliver business value in efficient ways. Focus will be on integrating best-of-breed open source tools and other vendor platforms rather than building everything from scratch. A great candidate will consistently think in terms of how to automate manual processes and build software that is stable and easy to maintain. If you like to solve problems with an open mind, come join a team of like-minded, skilled professionals where you can learn and share your knowledge!

REQUIREMENTS

Must Haves:

  • 3+ years professional hands on software development experience
  • 2+ years in languages such as Java and Python
  • 2+ years of web services applications and systems experience. Experience creating internal and external webservice APIs from specifications including prototypes and accepted standards
  • 2+ years experience managing small focused teams of engineers and mentoring engineers
  • Experience with high-volume applications/systems requiring 24/7 uptime
  • Experience with AWS as a software platform including AWS Lambda, API Gateway and Kinesis
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies and platforms including React and Node
  • Strong software development process background especially Agile
  • Leading planning, design reviews and architecture discussions
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), with experience producing technical and design documentation of complex processes

Nice To Haves:

  • Successful integrations of third-party APIs and platforms including Stripe, Google Analytics, Segment.io and Branch
  • Development experience with the Play/Akka framework for services
  • Experience with React, Redux and React Native platforms
  • Excellent understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and asynchronous message-based concepts
  • Experience with machine learning and data science tools, techniques and projects especially text mining and large-scale pattern matching
  • Experience with ElasticSearch as a search, analytical and database platform
  • Knowledge of OAUTH and other services for authentication and authorization

Lead Fullstack Engineer, Downtown Los Angeles

Our client is a close relationship and a premiere Y-combinator graduate with solid funding and clientele.  We are looking for a full-stack web developer to join the Product Engineering team in Downtown Los Angeles. The ideal candidate is capable of acting in a lead role (but is not a director stepping down to lead level, because it's still a very hands on role). This is a meaningful product solving very real problems that will favorably impact humanity.   The team is highly intelligent, with backgrounds from some of the best technology companies in the world.  They're also very down to earth and collaborative.   You need to be the best at what you do, but have no ego about it.

Everyone in this company cares about the work they do, and about how that work furthers our vision of a world in which data can be leveraged into effective action. It also comes with opportunities: they learn from each other, everyone’s opinion is valued, and enjoy a dynamic, collaborative approach to developing the product. 


You've Definitely: 
* Worked professionally as a full-stack developer with a very solid understanding of JS and UI principles. React is preferred, but Angular is also acceptable.  On the backend, Ruby on Rails is preferred, but any other open source such as Java or Python/Django is acceptable. 
* Mastered the basics of computer science - we won’t ask you to invert a binary tree on a whiteboard, but you should know your way around more than just the basics. 
* Demonstrated an ability and willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies as the situation requires. 
Also Nice: 
* Experience developing for mobile with Ionic or (preferably) React Native. 
* Familiarity with SQL, specifically MySQL and Postgres. 
* Experience with Java servlets.
 

Data Engineer, Downtown Los Angeles

We've done alot of business with this client over the last few years, helping them through a very exciting growth phase. This is a self funded and profitable company so not your typical VC-backed startup. Our client delivers high quality products to global consumers through a continuous focus on data-driven decisions and creation of engaging content.  After achieving profitability after only 7 months of operation, the company is in the process of scaling the initial engineering team into a robust development team ready to tackle any technical challenges for continued growth.

We are seeking a data-driven engineer with a firm handle on AWS data pipelines who is also capable of backend engineering on some special projects. The current data ingestion pipeline consists of Lambda, Kinesis, Firehose, Redshift, PySpark and Airflow. As the Backend/Data Engineer, you will be combining behavioral data, business systems data, transactional data and third party data into a real-time analytics pipeline that drives all of the critical business decisions we make. This role has a wider scope than the traditional Backend Developer or Data Engineer role so you will have an immediate impact on every aspect of a rapidly growing business. You will have decision making ability to suggest and improve on our current services and architecture to ensure we are consistently using the best solutions possible.

Requirements:

  • 5+ Years in Engineering with at least 6 months of Data Engineering experience
  • AWS Expertise with Redshift specifically, Lambda and Kinesis preferred 
  • Pyspark or Spark
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Data Pipelines
  • Airflow experience is a plus
  • Transparent and upbeat communication style