Senior Software Engineer - Platform API
Klout - San Francisco, CA

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We’re looking for a software engineer, someone who can both implement elegant solutions to service-oriented architecture problems and lead by example. You’ve architected highly-scalable, distributed systems efficiently using open source tools -- and maybe even contributed to some. You would be a key member of Platform/API core engineering team and engineer systems that serve over 3 Billion API calls a day.

Here's the values we look for in a team member:
  • You’re committed to excellence and take unrelenting pride in the code you write
  • You’re a good team player who works across team boundaries to get things done
  • We’re here to serve other engineering teams, both consumers of our services and our team members -- provide the tools to help everyone succeed

Here's what you need to have:
  • Agile software practices
  • Excellent understanding of scalability and bottlenecks
  • RESTful design experience
  • Strong understanding of databases, schemas, and indexes
  • Ability to design, test, and maintain large scale distributed systems

Extra credit:
  • NoSQL
  • Scala or other JVM languages
  • Play Frameworks
  • Experience at a startup
  • Familiarity with Functional Programming concepts
  • BS or masters degree in CS or related field
  • 3+ relevant years of work experience

What to expect:
  • Competitive pay, 100% paid health premium benefits and 50% dependent premium
  • 401k plan
  • Stock options
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Catered lunches, snacks, drinks
  • Passionate people building great products
  • A fun environment where people get the job done
  • Doing something no one has ever done before

Klout began with a very simple idea: Everyone has influence—the ability to drive action. Klout built on this idea to show anyone how he or she can influence the world and its future.

Klout was founded in 2008 to empower everyone to unlock their influence. We come to work every day inspired to help people understand the power of their voices and democratize influence.

Klout is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif. We’re a growing startup backed by Kleiner Perkins, among others.

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