15 Feb 2012

Full-Time Python expert

HyperinkSan Francisco, California, United States

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Job Description

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 founders@hyperink.com and we’ll get back to you in 48 hours. Or better yet, call me directly and we can chat! 650-395-7596

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: couchdb, css, django, html5, jquery, mysql, python, web.py, and wordpress.

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