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Hyperlocal weather

Backend Developer

$80k – $130k
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Come join the team that builds Dark Sky's API, which delivers "scarily accurate" weather forecasts to millions of users. You will work on a diverse set of projects, ranging from deployments and infrastructure to new feature development. As a member of a small team of experienced engineers, you'll help millions of people stay dry.

- Develop and maintain production and deployment infrastructure for scalable, high-performance data delivery web services as part of the Dark Sky backend team
- Develop and/or integrate with appropriate tools for deploying, monitoring, and maintaining cloud infrastructure
- Write tests and maintain a consistently high level of code coverage in order to ensure system correctness and reliability
- Participate in an on-call rotation in case of after-hour issues
- Participate in a wide range of side-projects relating to weather data, such as monitoring forecast accuracy and researching and integrating data from nontradi­tional sources

- Interest in the company, its products, technology solutions, and their development
- Ability and desire to work both collaboratively as a member of a team and as an independent contributor
- Experience with production software engineering best practices, release processes and technologies, and an understanding of their contextual limitations
- Deep understanding of architecture for performant, scalable, highly-available web services, including caching and security considerations
- Experience administering, monitoring, and troubleshooting networked applications on UNIX machines
- Production experience with technologies similar to Chef, Terraform, AWS, MySQL, NGINX, Linux, JavaScript/Node.js, Python, and C/C++
- BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related subject; or 2+ years of industry experience

Cambridge, MA


You should also have an interest in or experience interacting with weather (e.g., rain, sleet, snow, rainbows, and sun dogs)—or at least think our logo is cool.

Dark Sky at a glance

Hyperlocal weather

Dark Sky focuses on Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Website, and Science. Their company has offices in Boston. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.darksky.net or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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