Software Engineer

Overview

NewsWhip – Software Engineers

 

NewsWhip is one of Ireland’s fastest growing and most interesting startups. Our technology mines signals from social networks that reveal the stories the world cares about in real time. For some background,here’s a recent piece on us on Venturebeat.

 

Our customers include the BBC, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Bild, NBC, Yahoo! and hundreds of other cutting edge publishers and technology companies.

You’ll learn our platform and get to work on optimising it, adding features, and solving the inevitable bugs that arise, working closely with our CTO, Andrew and Rodrigo and Lele, our technology ninjas.
The successful candidate will have experience executing rapidly from concept to completion, and an ability to get to the root of a problem and fix it. They’ll have good communication skills, and be ready to get to work in our fast-moving startup environment.

You will have the opportunity to take ownership of full segments of the NewsWhip architecture. You’ll design, build and test multithreaded Java web applications used by thousands of clients. You will deploy to EC2 servers and manage a cluster of front end servers running Nginx, Tomcat. Play and the latest JVM. You will manage and tune a mix of Linux and Windows backend servers. You will create and refine data models in Java, MySQL, Redis and Cassandra, and set up infrastructure for big data analysis based on Cassandra and Machine Learning algorithms. You’ll learn continuously and implement and improve our current technologies. You’ll share your knowledge with the team and the software community through meetups and presentations and through our blog.

The Day-to-Day

The experience you’ll get with a rapidly growing startup is second to none. Our product team is small and highly performant. We think deeply about our business and industry and every day make dozens of decisions on design, priorities, sales, and marketing.

You’ll be coding and building, but also have input on decisions on how our platform operates, what we can do, and how we can push out the limits of what NewsWhip’s technology is capable of. In turn, you’ll be helping media companies old and new adopt to the realities of digital distribution.
We work in Tribal.vc on South William St, surrounded by the best energy in Dublin. We are in a building with other dynamic startup companies, all trying to conquer the world with new technologies and ideas. And we have good coffee.

You will have the opportunity to take ownership of coding and other responsibilities and become a critical part of a very dynamic, open minded and exciting start up.