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Hyperink is an Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator-backed startup that’s looking to democratize and dramatically improve the book publishing industry.
We launched in Forbes, Techcrunch, Businessweek, and other outlets, and we’re looking for front-end / user interface engineers who are comfortable wearing multiple hats and enjoy learning new things constantly.
We’re 6 fulltime right now, so you’re joining a small team where everyone has a say in every important decision that we make (product, strategy, even book topics!), and we have a beautiful office in SoMa in SF.
Here are some of the problems we’re solving:
- Scaling publishing. Becoming the biggest ebook publisher across multiple channels (ranging from web to Kindle to iOS)
- Rethinking the reading experience. Making it more social, more interactive, and more personalized
- Reinventing content creation. Solving the content farm problem
- Making publishing demand driven – predicting what people will want to buy and then publishing on those topics
- Curation. Identifying, harvesting, and monetizing the best content across the web
- Speed. Making everything really really fast!
Our technology stack includes Python (web.py and Django), WordPress, MySQL, Apache CouchDB, HTML 5, CSS(3) and jQuery.
We’re serious about engineering practices where it counts: we use Amazon EC2, git, Redmine, and our team has daily engineering standups and weekly feature/sprint discussions.
Skills & Requirements
For this position, we’re specifically looking for engineers with the following skills: Python and interpreted languages, Clojure, iOS, MySQL, Couchdb, Apache/Nginx
A great attitude, strong work ethic, and true passion for doing something very disruptive in content/media/publishing helps too!
About Hyperink (www.hyperink.com)
We just launched Hyperink’s marketplace and publishing platform and were featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek, Techcrunch, among others: hyperink.com/press
We’re backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SVAngel, Lerer Ventures (cofounders of Huffington Post) and a group of amazing angel investors.
You’ll get all the stuff that startups are known for – a great salary, tons of early equity, free dinners, health insurance, etc. Our team hangs out a lot together as well. We do fun things like “book club” where every week, someone picks a favorite story/book/article and we read and talk about it together.
Our culture is constantly growing and changing, and each new person plays a big role in shaping it
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you in 48 hours. Or better yet, call me directly and we can chat! 650-395-7596