We’re trying to build the ultimate personalized TV service.
A service where you can effortlessly get the channels you want, anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
And a service where you directly support the channels you love -- where we help the people who make the programming you watch make a living.
We’re off to a good start with an end-to-end service and award-winning apps. Showyou is often been described as “Flipboard for video” -- that’s one fine app, so we’re cool with that -- and like Flipboard, Showyou is on Apple’s prestigious “Great Free Apps” list in the AppStore, alongside other perennial favorites from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Paper by 53, and Tumblr.
But we have much more to do. That’s where you come in.
We have offices in San Francisco (with the best view of any office in the city, for real) and downtown Portland. Both offices are convenient to public transit, coffee and great food.
Don't live in Portland or SF, but intrigued by Showyou? Keep reading!
We have employees in three cities, we live on IRC all day long, and we get together in person as a team every regularly in Portland, San Francisco and occasionally in a cabin on the beach where we feast on awful Nicholas Cage movies. If that sounds good, let’s talk.
There’s just one thing -- people working from a remote location need to be extra-special. As our friends and officemates at Bandcamp note: “If you do not have a strong social structure outside of work [remote employment] will likely lead to obesity, depression, and an early death.” We wouldn’t want that.
Come work with us!
We're looking for an exceptional engineer with deep iOS experience to help us make one of the best iOS apps better still. You'll invent and build new features, and improve existing ones. We'll expect you to be well-versed in iPhone and iPad development, have strong points of view about what constitutes an engaging user interface and experience, and obsess about making each update to the app pixel-perfect before it’s uploaded to the AppStore for approval. And, if Apple releases a new Apple TV with an app platform, you’ll have a chance to work on our app for that, too.
We look for people who suffer from the following symptoms:
Want to spread your wings a little? We’re a small team, so we also love (no, prefer) engineers who can grapple with the full stack, from clients to the database and beyond. Given our size and the nature of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on any and all parts of our service if you choose.
We're looking for a genuine, smart, and naturally curious engineer who can help us connect people with exactly the right videos at the right time.
We rely on a handful of core technology components: our core data platform includes extensive use of PostgreSQL, some Riak (a Dynamo-powered NoSQL datastore), and Solr. Ruby powers the web app and externally-facing services. We use Java for our internal web services and most backend processes (indexing, feed scoring, importing videos from external social networks, etc.).
We're quickly approaching 150 million videos available via Showyou, and with that comes billions and billions of signals that we collect, store, index, and analyze to get people to the right channels and right videos at just the right time.
Your responsibilities will include working with the team to discover, evaluate and put into production systems that provide insight into this data; to improve upon them, support them in a production setting, and integrate with key components of our API; and to help maintain and improve all parts of our API and back-end systems.
Want to work on our entire service, from back-end to API to front-end apps?
This is the job for you if you like getting your hands (and fingers) on the full range of our codebase. One week you might be fine-tuning our Go- and Java-based video indexer, which processes over 20M videos a day (and 500-600 per second at peak). The next week you might be building an app for a new connected TV device or a new feature on our iOS and Android apps. And the week after that you might be building out new tools for our publishers to help them build and manage their channels on the Showyou platform.
This is a job for someone who really sweats the details, and is in love with their craft. Who loves building simple, elegant, useful experiences for all of the people who use Showyou.com -- people who use.
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