API Developer
Gracious Eloise - New York, NY

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Gracious Eloise is building an API to allow anyone to access our unique handwriting replication software to convert text into handwriting, for both physical and virtual uses. This is a big job and we need help! Are you up for building a completely new technology that will be used everywhere?

API developers at Gracious Eloise work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. Some of the technologies we use in our applications include Ruby, Rails, Python, Java, Mathematica, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis and S3. We choose the right tools for the job and are not afraid to push boundaries and break things.

Our team is passionate and excited to be creating a new product and market. You have the opportunity to be a key member of the team and to take ownership over making our REST APIs simple to use yet powerful and flexible enough to support integrations with partners plus all the functionality of our website and services. All employees are offered stock options and healthcare benefits.
Build and maintain scalable, modular software for Gracious Eloise’s APIs and applications
Collaborate on software design
Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing systems
Stay current on new, relevant technologies
Participate in code reviews and discussions
Mentor junior team members

Ruby, Python or similar scripting language
Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks
REST API development
Software design patterns / OOP
SQL and query optimization
Linux or other *nix
Git or other DVCS

Public / external-facing REST APIs
Go or Java knowledge
NumPy, SciPy, mlPy, OpenCV
OCR or other machine learning knowledge
CouchDB, Riak, or other NoSQL DB
Performance testing and optimization
You have previously worked in a startup