Back-end Engineer
Gracious Eloise - New York, NY

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Gracious Eloise is a young, hungry and fun technology startup that loves to work on complex challenges. We have developed a patented technology to replicate handwriting: our world-class product is revolutionizing how people connect with each other on a deeper level.

Back-end engineers at Gracious Eloise work in cross-functional product development teams from inception to implementation and deployment. The backend technologies we currently use include:

Ruby, Java, Mathematica, Bash, Python
Ruby on Rails
Linux, PostgreSQL, Redis, Unicorn, Puppet, Vagrant
AWS, Heroku

We choose the right tools for the job and are not afraid to push boundaries.

Our team is small, 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 systems, services and APIs
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
Java, C, Go or similar compiled language
Software design patterns / OOP
SQL and query optimization
PL/pgSQL or similar
Database performance tuning
Linux or other *nix
Git or other DVCS
Building and consuming APIs and web services

Awesome extras:
Computer science or related degree
OCR, computer vision or other machine learning knowledge
CouchDB, Riak, or other NoSQL DB
Performance testing and optimization
Automated UI and API testing
You have previously worked in a startup