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.

Manager, Software Engineering, Synapsify, Bethesda, Maryland

Company:  Synapsify, Inc. (www.gosynapsify.com)

Opening:  Manager, Software Engineering

Location:  Bethesda, Maryland

Compensation:  Competitive

About Us:

Synapsify, a well funded software company located in Bethesda, Maryland, is a new way for computers to understand, rate and manage written content. Synapsify helps organizations save time, money and gain actionable insight in understanding and prioritizing the world’s written content, social conversations, and opinions. The world’s first software based on emotional intelligence, Synapsify analyzes the sound, metaphor and narrative in text to help our clients gain deeper, more actionable insights from social media, online conversations and all forms of written text.  Backed by leading venture investors, if you are looking for an opportunity to put a dent in the universe, please keep reading.

Job Description:

You will join our core engineering team, where you will be responsible for architecting, designing, and developing Synapsify’s Actionable Content Ratings platform. Your mission is to integrate the best of search, text analytics, and visualizations into a revolutionary, reliable, high-performance platform available via our RESTful API and SaaS web application.  You will manage the day to day development process, and will write scalable, maintainable, efficient, and elegant code. You will actively participate in cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology and research. We are a startup. This means you must play an active role in the development process and develop part of the solution themselves.You will work in a beautiful  open collaborative space that screams creativity and is only a short walk from the Bethesda Metro station.

 

Position Requirements:

 

Desirable candidates should possess:

 

  • An excellent understanding of modern software platforms, Cloud infrastructure,  Big Data, Search and Text Analysis.
  • Knowledge of Common Lisp, Clojure, AServe, AWS, RabbitMQ, Celery, and Storm a plus.
  • Experience and capable of leading teams and making sure that a collaborate team result is delivered.
  • Experience in managing software development processes, developing roadmaps, assigning engineering tasks to the team, monitoring development, testing and managing upgrade and release strategies.
  • A strong knack and talent for solving complex issues by finding simple solutions.
  • Extreme passion for learning new technologies and creating revolutionary products.
  • Excellent communication skills and not shy to express his or her opinion in finding the best solution and approach
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
  • At least 4-6 year(s) of working experience in text analytics or search, including 2-3 years of experience in in algorithms, classifiers, rankers or other machine learning technologies
Interested candidates should email cover note/letter and resume to info@gosynapsify.com.

Postdocs / Research Programmer for Compositional Learning via Generalized Automatic Differentiation: NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Postdocs / Research Programmer
for
Compositional Learning via Generalized Automatic Differentiation

The goal of this project is to make a qualitative improvement in our
ability to write sophisticated numeric code, by giving numeric
programmers access to _fast_, _robust_, _general_, _accurate_
differentiation operators.

To be technical: we are adding exact first-class derivative
calculation operators (Automatic Differentiation or AD) to the lambda
calculus, and embodying the combination in a production-quality fast
system suitable for numeric computing in general, and compositional
machine learning methods in particular. Our research prototype
compilers generate object code competitive with the fastest current
systems, which are based on FORTRAN. And the combined expressive
power of first-class AD operators and function programming allows very
succinct code for many machine learning algorithms, as well as for
some algorithms in computer vision and signal processing. Specific
sub-projects include: compiler and numeric programming environment
construction; writing, simplifying, and generalising, machine learning
and other numeric algorithms; and associated Type Theory/Lambda
Calculus/PLT/Real Computation issues.

TO THE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE COMMUNITY, we seek to contribute a way to
make numeric software faster, more robust, and easier to write.

TO THE MACHINE LEARNING COMMUNITY, in addition to making it easier to
write efficient numeric codes, we seek to contribute a system that
embodies “compositionality”, in that gradient optimisation can be
automatically and efficiently performed on systems themselves
consisting of many components, even when such components may
internally take derivatives or perform optimisation. (Examples of
this include, say, optimisation of the rules of a multi-player game to
cause the players’ actions to satisfy some desiderata, where the
players themselves optimise their own strategies using simple models
of their opponents which they optimise according to their opponents’
observed behaviour.)

To this end, we are seeking to fill three positions (postdoctoral or
research programmer, or in exceptional cases graduate students) with
interest and experience in at least one of: programming language
theory, automatic differentiation, machine learning, numerics,
mathematical logic.

Informal announcement: http://www.bcl.hamilton.ie/~barak/ad-fp-positions.html

Formal job postings on http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml, in
particular
http://humanresources.nuim.ie/documents/JobSpecPostdoc2_Final.pdf and

http://humanresources.nuim.ie/documents/JobSpecProgrammer_Final.pdf

Inquiries to:

Barak A. Pearlmutter
Hamilton Institute & Dept Computer Science
NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Contract Lisp Programmer via Recruiter, Cambridge MA

(I don’t usually post requests for recruiters, but this one might be ok. Send me a note or make a comment if you find out otherwise. Looks like it’s really a Lisp and Python position).

Job Title: LISP Developer
Work Location: Cambridge, MA 02142
Openings: 1
Hourly Pay Rate Range: $60-$70/hr
Employment Terms: 1 year W2 Contract
No corp-to-corp

Job Details:
BS degree preferred (or equivalent experience) in an Engineering or IT-related field. At least 4 years experience in software development delivering and maintaining production quality code. Familiarity with testing, QA, version control and delivery technologies. Experience in multi-tiered distributed application environments.

Demonstrable expertise in: Lisp, XML, Oracle, SQL

Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills. High attention to detail, the ability to focus and deliver, and agility under pressure. Strong communication and collaboration skills.

[Note that this position requires demonstrated expertise and skills in the Lisp programming language.]

Notes from the Manager:
Seeking experience in supporting and maintaining data bases and for mission critical software. Must have python. Seeking someone assertive to manage client expectations and deadlines. Take ownership of the projects

Contact: Tyler Goulet | tgoulet@nelsontechnology.com | 650-598-5603