thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast, is a leading provider of online video publishing and management, used by global video streaming services. The company is hiring for several engineering and management positions through GeekWork.
One position is a Product Support Engineer, who will work with customers to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on various products and services. The position also involves communicating customer issues to the rest of the team and advocating for customer’s needs.
While this role does have a highly social aspect, it also requires strong technical skills, and particularly a strong foundation in Shell, Python, Ruby, or a similar scripting language. Experience in UI design or implementation is a plus. More information about the position is available here.
Check out more of thePlatform’s openings here.
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Summary: “Glowforge is a beautiful device that sits on your desk. It uses lasers to carve and engrave gorgeous products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard.
If you haven’t already, check out our video on Glowforge.com. While you’re there, you’ll see something amazing: this project is one of the most funded pre-order campaigns of all time. People love what we’re creating and can’t wait to get it.
We’re building up an incredibly gifted engineering team that hails from places like Apple, Google, and BoingBoing. Now we’re looking for a software engineering leader who can help scale the team: someone to mentor junior people straight out of college, interview experienced engineers, and help the team make the architectural decisions and process choices that set us up for long term success.”
Summary: “All Star is a staple of Seattle’s booming tech community, using top talent to forge long-term partnerships with higher education institutions across the nation. All Star helps hundreds of thousands of students looking to change their lives through education find the resources they need for success.
Why Join All Star? You’ll have many significant opportunities to learn about our product technology stack and business intelligence and reporting stack and to contribute to extending the infrastructure to support mobile products. We encourage an agile and business-focused environment and will look to you to design, experiment with and implement innovative and exciting solutions for the opportunities and obstacles presented by our projects.”
Summary: “Rover is looking for a senior iOS developer who has deep experience on the platform, including supporting rich feature sets across multiple iOS SDK versions, unit testing iOS application code, planning & executing iOS architectural decisions, and shipping & maintaining iOS apps in the marketplace. Rover is currently using CoreData, AFNetworking, Bolts, OCMock and migrating towards Swift.”
Position: Engineering Manager
Summary: “Our small and talented team at Hiya is building a brand-new platform using the latest technology and complex algorithms to store, process, analyze and deliver people and business identity data and spam scoring to smartphone users and providers. We combine identity data from multiple sources, mine our own proprietary databases and incorporate crowd sourced user feedback to identify billions of calls and texts and block millions of spammers all over the world.
We are looking for an experienced, hands-on manager who can lead and grow the talent in our Mobile Backend team, as well as contribute to the development, improvement and implementation of our services.”
Summary: “OfferUp is changing how people buy and sell locally by making it as easy as taking and sharing a photo from your phone. We are not just about connecting buyers and sellers; we are about creating a simple and safe marketplace that changes people’s lives…You solve problems by building things. You think in specifications and APIs, see concepts in chaos, and understand how disparate components combine to form simple solutions. You convert big ideas into practical designs. You don’t just know the latest technology; you understand how to use it and why it exists.”