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Sr. Software Engineer

Black Locus  |  posted over 4 years ago

FullTime | Austin, TX


Description:

About BlackLocus

BlackLocus is building cloud-based analytics tools to optimize and automate pricing, assortment and product info. By applying machine learning and revenue management techniques, the BlackLocus platform enables intelligent retail software to identify opportunities for competitive advantage. The company was a venture funded startup, founded by Carnegie Mellon alumni and entrepreneurs with a passion for creative deployment of new technology. Acquired by The Home Depot in December of 2012, we operate with full autonomy as an innovation lab from an office located in downtown Austin, TX. 

 

About the Job

BlackLocus is seeking creative, passionate software engineers to join its development team. Our engineers attack interesting, difficult problems while working tightly with data scientists and business experts. We deliver actionable intelligence from massive data sets, work in small teams and ship often.

Our data mining and machine learning pipeline is built in Java, Python, Jython and Groovy. We use MySQL, Redis, Storm, Weka, Hive, Hadoop and elasticsearch at different points in our cloud-deployed platform. 

 

Responsibilities

Write clean, maintainable, high-quality code.
Take new products from prototype to deployment.
Own your code.  You wouldn't hesitate to perform production support for stuff you've built.
Quickly deploy out-of the-box solutions where possible, innovate when necessary.
Stay current with advancements in technology and advocate for the appropriate use of those advancements in our own stack.

Required

You are an expert with either Java or Python, and willing to work in any language appropriate to the problem.
Your ability to communicate and collaborate is equal to your technical skill.
You realize that the ideal first release of a product is one that may not include all the features the business wants but works better than the audience expects.
You have a strong foundation in algortihms, data structures, and complexity analysis. BS in CS or equivalent.

Preferred

You care deeply about the details while always keeping the big picture in mind.
You enjoy developing creative solutions to difficult problems in an autonomous, lean environment with direct contact to top management and industry experts.
You have interesting projects in your public GitHub.

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