Clojure Data Science/Software Engineer: HERE, Berlin

Job Description

We are searching for an outstanding Software Engineer with passion for Data Science to join our world-class Places Discovery team in Berlin.

The role

The Maps Search team builds our search and discovery capabilities. We are looking for a Data Scientist with the mindset of a problem solver. You know how data translates into product improvements and new features. You drive experiments. You automate data processing pipelines and create compelling visuals.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional coding skills, be a self-driven and systematic worker and share a deep love for creating software products. Join us! This position is full-time and based in Berlin (Mitte). The workplace is very international, the work language
is English.

More details here.

Lisp Developer, Ravenpack, Marbella, Spain

Location: Marbella, Spain
No. of positions available: 1

Position immediately available for an experienced software professional. You will work with an international team of developers skilled in Common Lisp, PL/SQL, Java and Python.

The ideal candidate will have excellent skills as a software engineer, with a strong computer science background and professional experience delivering quality software. You must be fluent in modern software development practices, including multi-threading, distributed systems, and cloud computing. If you are not already an expert in Common Lisp, you aspire to become one. Innovative problem solving and engaging human interaction drive you. With high degree of independence, you will design and implement maintainable software in Common Lisp based on loose and changing specifications.

Familiarity with SQL including query optimization and PL/SQL is very much a plus. Comfort in a growing, fast-paced environment with a premium on problem solving is required. Must be adaptable and willing to learn new technologies. You work successfully in a small team environment, with a willingness to teach and to learn. Lead reviews of your code and participate in the reviews of others.

The ability to communicate effectively in English, both in writing and verbally is a must. Knowledge of Spanish is not a business requirement. European Union legal working status is strongly preferred.

Email CV and a Cover Letter to employment@ravenpack.com with subject “Lisp Developer”.

Doctoral Studentship in Computational Musicology, London

(Note: this is not explicitly a Lisp job, but the student is free to use Lisp, and may even be encouraged to do so.)

AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Computational Musicology

http://www.transforming-musicology.org/news/2014-06-03_ahrc-doctoral-studentship-in-computational-musicology/

Award: fees and tax-free stipend at £15,726 p.a. (inc. of London weighting)
Application deadline: Tuesday 1 July 2014
Expected start date: October 2014

We invite applications for a Doctoral Studentship, funded by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council, in Computational Musicology, located
at Queen Mary University of London, under the supervision of Professor
Geraint Wiggins.

The studentship is part of the “Transforming Musicology” project,
including Goldsmiths, University of London, Queen Mary University of
London, the University of Oxford and Lancaster University. This
project, led by Prof Tim Crawford in the Computing Department of
Goldsmiths, University of London, brings together 15 researchers to
effect a Digital Transformation of the discipline of musicology.

The aim of the open studentship is to research and develop new methods
for the representation of, and inference about, music-theoretic and
perceptual aspects of music, based on, but not restricted to, past
work by Prof. Wiggins and colleagues. This will be deployed using
Semantic Web technology.

The studentship will be located in a very rich research environment,
first within the Transforming Musicology project, but also within the
Computational Creativity Lab at QMUL, and the successful candidate
will be encouraged to interact with other researchers in both of these
contexts.

This studentship, funded by an AHRC Doctoral Training Account, is for
fees plus a tax-free stipend starting at £15,726 per annum. Further
details of the AHRC scheme including terms and conditions can be found
here:

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Postgraduate-funding/Pages/Current-award-holders.aspx

Applicants must satisfy the AHRC’s UK residence requirements:

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Guide%20to%20Student%20Eligibility.pdf

Candidates must have a first class or 2.1 undergraduate degree or
equivalent, either with a significant component of music theory, in
which case evidence of exceptionally well-developed practical
expertise in computing, including programming, will be required, or in
computer science or equivalent, in which case evidence of formal
training in music theory (e.g. to grade V or equivalent) will be
required. Candidates with relevant postgraduate qualifications will be
particularly welcome, especially if they are qualified in both music
and computer science. Other relevant qualifications and/or areas of
expertise include (but are not limited to): artificial intelligence,
informatics, formal logic and automated reasoning, musicology,
knowledge representation, deductive database theory. The successful
applicant may be required to undertake relevant undergraduate and
postgraduate interdisciplinary courses as part of the programme of
study.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof. Geraint Wiggins
(geraint.wiggins@qmul.ac.uk). Please note that Prof. Wiggins is unable
to advise, prior to interview, whether an applicant is likely to be
selected. To apply please follow the on-line process (see
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/) by selecting
“Electronic Engineering” in the “A-Z list of research opportunities”
and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page.

Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a
‘Statement of Research Interests’. Your Statement of Research Interest
should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the
proposed area? (ii) What is your experience in the proposed area? Your
statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4
paper. In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your
written work, such as your final year dissertation. More details can
be found at: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/phd/how-to-apply

Applications must be received by Tuesday 1 July 2014. Interviews are
expected to take place during July 2014.

UIx expert, Clojure architect, remote/LA for movie startup

UIx expert, Clojure architect

You can be anywhere. We are located in Virginia Beach, but the company is likely to settle in Los Angeles. You would be coming in extremely early in the game.

Our startup will build a sort of wikipedia for movies, supporting medium form essays on movies and movie ideas. Differences from W:

– You annotate directly on the film using a unique space-time scrubber. Annotations include purely cinematic attributes.

– External content is interpreted and shown in-line, using a novel ‘outliner.’

– Everything is reactive functions, specified by users via drawing typed links.

– We support ‘situation theory’ (per Barwise and Devlin) using a categoric second sort. (Every user sees something different.)

– Something like OWL will be used for dynamic ontology graph creation, supporting ontological federation.

– We love movies, and use a novel sense of narrative dynamics in reasoning about film and in constructing essays.

– We’ll use Clojure for all the forward components and build a categoric, visual DSL. Some early work (now abandoned) was in Erlang.

– A second use (in a couple years) is multi-system biomedical research.

– We want to do something fun and significant. Maybe we will make someone rich. Maybe us, maybe not.

The project is inspired by work done for the intelligence community by folks that are now disgusted, and determined to repurpose what was invented.

Our current state is that many components are mocked up. Some LA heavyweights are involved. Some patents are granted, others pending. Funding is being sought. We think it better to work on prototype code than fake demos at this point, starting with the scrubber then outliner.

You would help design the overall architecture and code prototype bits. The position is expected to lead to being team leader for one of the components, and one responsibility will be to help build the team.

A downside is that we are inventing as we build. Some things will use simple good engineering principles; others will require new science and creative vision. Many of the UI conventions are experimental and will have to evolve as we go. You probably won’t be able to use an off the shelf framework/stack. It will be hard, hard, hard.

It is possible that a partner may emerge that wants native apps so we’ll have to pivot to include their stinky frameworks. We don’t yet know what the balance will be between contributing open source and keeping things proprietary, but we will do both.

Contact Ted Goranson at tedg then the at sign then alum.MIT then dot then edu.

We will initially send two academic papers: one for the biomedical community and the other on the scrubber for a forthcoming ACM UI conference.

Telecommuting Common Lisp Developer, Chatsubo.net

Chatsubo.net is looking for a part-time, telecommute developer who has the following skills:

- ANSI Common Lisp
- Javascript & Node.js
- Unix systems programming
- Web application development
- Couchdb

Would be nice to have
- Database system implementation
- Experience with performance aspects of large memory mapped files

Chatsubo.net is currently working with an innovative startup company on an interesting refiguring of the online shopping experience.  The application is built on Common Lisp, Node.js, Couchdb and our own VivaceGraph.  We are looking for someone to help us take both this application and our in-house graph database (VG) from prototype to production-quality status.  The work would be part-time telecommute to start, with the possibility of becoming full time in the future. Please contact raison@chatsubo.net to discuss.

Senior Common Lisp developers, Clozure Associates, Seattle, Boston or remote.

Senior Common Lisp Developer

Clozure Associates is seeking senior Common Lisp developers to join our team of engineers on an ambitious startup project.

Candidates should have significant professional or open source experience programming in modern Common Lisp.  A strong math background is desirable.  Other valuable skills and background experience include:

- Embedded systems
- Real-time systems
- Distributed systems
- Signal processing
- Linear systems
- Cryptography
- Communications theory
- Network Protocol Stacks
- Linux device drivers

Locations: Seattle Washington, Boston Massachusetts preferred. Remote work may be possible for highly qualified candidates.

Experienced Clojure/Datomic Engineer. New startup. Remote.

Experienced Clojure/Datomic Engineer

Anywhere in the world
Full time or contracting
Listora
New start up (3 months old) with highly experienced (and awesome) team of researchers, engineers and designers. Although the project is still hugely in its infancy (very greenfield), we have a big vision of being the global leader in structured events data, which will help to drive the event discovery experiences of the future.
In order to achieve this we’re developing a platform along with applications that meet the needs of event organisers, publishers and developers. It’s going to be a great challenge and we need exceptional and ambitious people to solve the problems that we’ll come up against.
We’re developing our core platform with Clojure and are also using Datomic – because they are the right tools for the problems that we’re solving. We have a very advanced stack that any passionate engineer would be excited about working on. We also regularly work in the open source community and are already releasing libraries.
We want to work with fantastic engineers and passionate people. This is one of the things that motivates us. We don’t mind where in the world you’re based, how many days a week you want to work or whether you want a permanent or contracting relationship.
In terms of product, we have an upfront investment in high quality and disciplined qual and quant research before we go into our prototyping phase. We are very open in what we do and have a toolset to build our products very closely with our customers. We have an advanced understanding of the behavioural needs of the market that we’re working in. We don’t work to deadlines, but we do spend a lot of time thinking about the prioritisation of what we are and could be building.
We are looking to add two engineers to our team that can hit the ground running. If you’re the right fit with our team we will work hard to look after you – from giving you the flexibility to explore ideas and technologies for the job at hand to remuneration.
If you have any questions, we would love to hear from you.