Server Software Architect
PowerCloud Systems - Palo Alto, CA

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PowerCloud Systems is actively seeking an experienced and self-motivated Software Architect superstar. You must be a passionate coder and designer, well versed in compiled and scripted languages, who thrives in resolving complex problems with elegant, computationally efficient solutions.


  • 6+ years of proven track record working in server side web applications in SAAS environments
  • 8+ years of proficient software development activity in compiled and scripted languages
  • Architectural expertise in:
  • Secure Web Services and REST APIs
  • Highly transactional environments
  • Massive scale out architectures
  • Highly Available services in AWS style environments
  • Hands on skills in one or more programming languages/frameworks – with preference towards Python , Django and C/C++
  • Deep familiarity working in a LAMP environment
  • Implementation knowledge using python based frameworks, tools and technologies
  • Hands on skills with MySQL, MongoDB or NoSQL other databases
  • M.S. in Computer Science or related field

Desired skills:

  • Proficiency in Python/Django + JavaScript and MySQL
  • Experience with cloud computing environments such as AWS
  • Experience with nginx/uwsgi and/or apache2 web infrastructure
  • Experience developing RESTful API
  • Experience with implementation of scalable application infrastructure
  • Ability to lead small teams effectively
  • Understanding of network protocols a plus

Desired traits:

  • Self-starter and team player, with strong leadership skills
  • Uncompromising attention to details
  • Proven ability to be creative and resourceful in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be comfortable working on multiple projects across different domains simultaneously
  • React well and quickly to frequent project demands and requirement changes
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and communication skills and enjoy working in a startup environment

PowerCloud™ Systems is a leader and industry pioneer for cloud-powered wireless networking. The company’s patented and award-winning CloudCommand™ platform makes deploying and monitoring Wi-Fi networks and services easy for businesses with mobile customers. It is deployed worldwide in hotels, retail chains, managed care facilities and other businesses seeking truly affordable, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi. PowerCloud investors include PARC, Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital and Javelin Venture Partners. This is a unique opportunity to join a brilliant, fast growing start-up, while leveraging innovative atmosphere PARC.