Software Developer
Gracious Eloise - New York, NY

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Gracious Eloise is building a system that can replicate handwriting, anyones handwriting from anywhere in the universe, both physically and virtually. This is a big job and we need help! Are you up for building a completely new technology that will be used everywhere?

Software developers at Gracious Eloise work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. Projects you work on would range from experimenting with glyph extraction algorithms to improving the quality of rendered handwriting to building interfaces to our tools. Some of the technologies we use in our applications include Python, Java, Mathematica, Ruby, HTML5/CSS3, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Redis and S3. We choose the right tools for the job and are not afraid to push boundaries.

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 back-end systems robust and scalable. All employees are offered stock options and healthcare benefits.
Create and maintain scalable, modular software for Gracious Eloise’s applications and APIs
Collaborate on software design
Measure and optimize the performance of new and existing systems
Stay current on new, relevant technologies
Ensure cross-browser compatibility
Participate in code reviews and discussions
Mentor junior team members

Python, Ruby or similar scripting language
Go, Java, C or similar compiled language
Building large, distributed computation systems
Image processing, OCR, computer vision or other machine learning knowledge
Software design patterns / OOP / functional programming
SQL and query optimization
Linux or other *nix
Git or other DVCS

Computer science or related degree
NumPy, SciPy, mlPy
CouchDB, Riak, or other NoSQL DB
Performance testing and optimization
You have previously worked in a startup