The Robot Co-op

Software Development Engineer, Level III

September 4, 2004 · 2 Comments

Update: This position has been filled

What is your passion? Are you head and shoulders above your peers, but working on problems that don’t move you? We are building tools to help people further their purpose in life, improve their communities, discover new information, and communicate with each other. Unite your passion for writing software with the desire to help make people’s lives better.

We are looking for an accomplished software developer to develop a platform for passionate people. We are creating a powerful object oriented platform that spans a wide array of functionality in areas such as databases, social networking, and web services. As a senior software developer you will architect entire systems as well as design and implement object oriented APIs that will enable our website and third-party developers to quickly create full-featured applications for our platform.

Required skills and areas of knowledge:

  • You should be excited about the web and the way it is changing how we live
  • You have experience building large, distributed, scalable systems with fairly complex computational challenges
  • BS/BA in computer science, electrical engineering or math
  • 5+ years of software development experience in C, C++, Python, Ruby, or Java
  • Experience with Unix or Linux operating system
  • Experience with relational database design and SQL experience
  • Strong object oriented programming and design skills
  • Several years experience with dynamically created web pages using languages such as Perl, Python, or Ruby

Desired skills:

  • Experience with shipping multiple products to market and knowledge of all stages of product life cycle from first concept to post release
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and ill-defined problems
  • Experience managing the software development decisions made by a team of software developers
  • Familiar with blogs, social software, RSS, web services, and XML
  • Must work and communicate well with groups through email, design documentation and technical presentations
  • Strong desire to participate in product idea and feature development

In return, you will get:

  • Satisfaction in building software your friends, family and hopefully millions of other people will use
  • A strong salary including equity
  • Flexible working hours
  • To work with a small team in a fun, central location in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

Email with your credentials to pursue this opportunity.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • Ab Munguía // October 28, 2004 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    I dont have a mac. But I’m a lurker software developer in C++ for many years. I know SQL, blablabla…<br />
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    I’m thinking buy a powerbook.

  • Steve Messamore // October 25, 2004 at 6:03 am | Reply

    I have been programming with Ruby for a year (not professionally), and recently with Rails. Currently, I work at WAMU in Seattle. Smalltalk and Java. I have 25 years experience. I am a American/Canadian and live in Maple Ridge BC. Would you like my resume?<br />
    <br />
    Cheers,<br />

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