NewsWhip is the leading technology for identifying and tracking the stories that matter in the world each day. We mine signal from social networks that reveal the articles, events and people driving discussion and engagement. Our customers include media leaders (BuzzFeed, Washington Post, The Guardian, The BBC, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Axel Springer Group, NBC, Yahoo!), Agencies (Edelman, Ketchum, FleishmanHillard, DigitasLBi), Fortune 500 companies (MasterCard, Intel, Google), political consultants, and governments. Our financial backers include the world's leading news agency, The Associated PressNewsWhip's technology mines signals from social networks that reveal the stories, events and people driving discussion and engagement every day. For some background, here's a recent piece on us on Venturebeat.Our ambition is to create the defining technology for showing what stories and events matter each day, in every language and category of content.
Skills: Web Developer,Engineering,Software,Computer Science,Web
Sectors: Engineering / Utilities,Technology
Text title: The Job
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.
Text title: The Day-to-Day
The experience you'll get with a rapidly growing startup is second to none. Our product team is growing rapidly with the best people from around the Globe making up our Team. Voices from Brazil, China , Serbia and Spain and other far flung destinations mingle with some more earthy native Dublin talk, and it works great for us, mixing our experiences and ideas, both workwise and as colleagues who enjoy each others company. 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 on Merrion Square in our new 5 storey HQ overlooking the Park, surrounded by the best energy in Dublin. 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
Text title: The Must-Haves
BA/BS in Computer Science or similar course Excellent Java skills Strong & demonstrable problem-solving ability Comfortable with self-management and on-the-job learning Compensation We will pay a salary that's competitive with what you'd earn working at a corporate firm, and you will be eligible for the NewsWhip Employee Stock Option Plan, giving you a slice of the upside if our global domination plans pay off. Details available on application.
Text title: Newswhip Ethos
We believe in maintaining a friendly work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and compensating our employees fairly for their input. You'll be part of a team that believes in mutual support and education, and for a company where a work week isn't just the gap between weekends, but an opportunity to do work that is impactful and innovative.We also love eating and socialising together and enjoy a delicious lunch out together on Fridays, annual and seasonal company and team retreats, healthy and unhealthy snacks and other perks.