Posted by Willy Franzen on August 20, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
|US National Account Manager|
San Francisco, CA
|Java API Developer|
|Senior Java Lead|
Software used to be all about personal computers. You bought a computer, then you bought software, and finally you loaded the software onto the computer. Whether you wanted to play a game, make a spreadsheet, or edit images, the process was essentially the same. We’re rapidly moving towards a future where much of the software that we use resides on someone else’s computer – a server – and we access it over the Internet. One obvious example of this change is Google Apps. Another less obvious example is Facebook. You may say, “But it’s just a website!” Yes, it’s a website that does a lot of things – it’s software. More and more developers are spending more and more time building applications that run “in the cloud.” The biggest challenge for these developers is ensuring that their applications scale – in other words, that they work just as well with 100,000 users as they do with 100 users. Building the software and hardware infrastructure needed to scale efficiently is a mountainous task, that’s why 10gen is building a software based solution that runs on most current hosting hardware. They envision a future in which a single developer can build a software product that serves millions of users without having to worry about scaling.
10gen not only has a great product idea, but they also have great people behind them. They have received venture capital funding form Union Square Ventures, and they are part of AlleyCorp, which is a network of affiliated companies that share resources. They have money, and they have guidance, now they need new team members to help them achieve their mission. 10gen has quite a few job openings, and we’ve identified which ones seem like they may be good fits for new college grads. A software development background is an absolute must for each of these jobs, so if you’ve never sat in front of a computer screen staring at code until your eyes glazed over, you’re probably not a good fit for 10gen. All of 10gen’s entry-level positions are based in New York City, and they include: Technology Connector; Software Engineers; Professional Services Engineer; QA/Release Engineer; Eclipse Platform Engineer; Ruby and Rails Engineer; and Technical Writer, Software Engineering. You can apply for these jobs by contacting David Blacker, Director of Talent Acquisition at AlleyCorp, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll probably want to include a cover letter and resume, and a link to a web application that you’ve worked on probably isn’t a bad idea either.
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