Sr. Software Engineer

Building large data-driven distributed applications to help understand online discourse.

You're looking for a team where you can drive decisions, be challenged and build a powerful and novel product. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You look for projects where you can learn new technologies and techniques. You’re comfortable designing, developing, testing, and launching software. You’re creative. And if this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.

We're creating a platform to help understand and explore online communities. Day-to-day you’ll work with a rapidly growing team of software engineers, front end engineers, and data-scientists. You'll build out systems that can scale and are reliable. Collaborating will be huge, and there's a lot to do - there's no shortage of exciting work. There are a lot of resources available to us and you'll be early in the company. You’ll have a huge impact.

New Knowledge is on a mission to defend public discourse. We build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. We care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with us have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.

While we take our mission very seriously, we are also a team of fun-loving, laid-back, self described geeks who love tacos and topo chico.

Important things in no particular order:

  • We have revenue and are VC funded, but this isn’t a Redbull-fueled, brogrammer kind of place.
  • The company is based in Austin, and we give preference to candidates who already live in Austin.
  • We're building applications from scratch and have the ability to build in the most relevant, latest technologies.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years developing software that has been battle tested
  • Either proficient in Node or Python, or an Object Oriented language
  • Comfortable leading a team.
  • Takes ownership of project deliverables
  • Experience in Agile project delivery
  • Designing maintainable systems with the future in mind
  • Experience working with a team
  • Desire to build code we can all be proud of
  • Skills and personality to operate effectively in a very fast-paced, complex business
  • Docker experience is a plus
  • Flexibility to work in new projects as they arise

Perks:

  • Competitive salary and healthcare
  • A business that trusts and embraces technology
  • A leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • Use your preference of tools and hardware
  • Flexible work hours
  • Ability to work from home
  • Lots of available and free parking
  • Unlimited vacation (and no, that is not code for you never take a vacation, we encourage and value time off)
  • Stocked kitchen full of healthy snacks
  • Professional development opportunities

Email [email protected] with your resume to apply.