Software Engineer, Junior
Company Name PlaceIQ
Location New York, NY
Date Posted October 15, 2013
Category Design
Job Type Full-Time


PlaceIQ is a rapidly growing, venture funded “Big Data” business with a tremendous opportunity to become the market leader in the exploding location intelligence marketplace.  Starting with an extensive library of unstructured/unrelated geospatial, temporal and social data, PlaceIQ transforms information into time and location context.  Revolutionary techniques in data mining and machine learning at scale are being developed on a daily basis to uncover the reality of the world like no other company can.

Having already assembled an exceptionally skilled, diverse and passionate team of developers and data scientists, we are looking for world-class engineers that can (or are willing to learn how to…) do it all.  From web front ends to regression models/classification algorithms, complex data visualizations to geospatial clustering, a full stack enterprise targeting platform to big data analytics, PlaceIQ software engineers live for huge challenges and know how to deliver in a fast paced, agile environment.  Our unique culture breeds excellence and embraces creativity as we look to innovate and drive our business forward.  If you have a passion for imagining and building technology solutions that will make an immediate impact in an untapped space, we want to talk to you!

The Role:

The “junior” designation for this role is actually misleading.  What a candidate may lack in experience, we expect they will make up for with raw intellectual horsepower and drive.  From Day 1 at PlaceIQ, you will be given the charter to conceive, design, develop, test and deploy systems for our own internal analytics and for our customers’ use.

Recent graduates and developers with a few years of experience looking to learn the tricks of the trade from a group of experienced industry veterans (with varied experiences ranging from large software companies, successful startups to some of the biggest financial services firms in the world) while delivering robust, performant code should definitely apply. You will work hand-in-hand with our product and data science teams to quickly turn ideas into prototypes and then full-scale, production quality systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Proven development experience with Java and/or C/C++
  • Scalable distributed algorithm design/implementation
  • Database Systems (SQL+NoSQL)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Background in applied mathematics/probability/statistics
  • 2+ years developing production Java code
  • Experience with Hadoop/Big Data paradigms
  • Python/Ruby scripting (specifically with Python “scientific” platform/Ruby on Rails)
  • Machine learning algorithms

This position is located in New York, NY.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Salary/Equity compensation commensurate on experience.

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