Experienced Clojure/Datomic Engineer. New startup. Remote.

Experienced Clojure/Datomic Engineer

Anywhere in the world
Full time or contracting
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.