Senior Software Engineer
Open Garden - San Francisco, CA

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Open Garden, a mobile software startup in San Francisco is looking for a Senior Software Engineer able to make substantial contributions to the development of our core technology.

We are working on a peer-to-peer overlay wireless mesh network that provides Internet access. Open Garden is agnostic with respect to the underlying data link technology and can currently use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.

Are you interested in peer-to-peer networking and what it brings for mobile? Let°s talk.

We are very small, yet have significant traction with well over a million installs, extensive press coverage, industry deals, etc.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with network programming in C
  • Minimum BA in CS or another technical field
  • Demonstrated ability to write complex network code: e.g., a high-performance event loop
  • Experience in implementing a protocol specification, e.g., an RFC
Additional pluses:
  • Experience with startup environment
  • Contributing or leading protocol development, e.g., co-authorship or lead authorship of IETF drafts or another form of specification
  • Experience with peer-to-peer systems
  • Experience with mobile development
  • Being based in or near San Francisco
  • Contributions to open-source projects
  • Knowledge of Objective C, Java, or Ruby
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