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Kaggle | San Francisco | Full Time | ONSITE or REMOTE | Software Engineering

Technologies: C#; ASP.NET MVC; React; TypeScript; Docker; Azure.

You can read the job req and apply here: http://kaggle.applytojob.com/apply/GjSjOi/Backend-Engineer

Kaggle is best known as a platform for machine learning competitions. We have a community of over 600K data scientists. Now also building a sharing-and-collaboration platform (closest analogy is Github for data science: https://www.kaggle.com/kernels)

Particularly interesting opportunity for software engineers looking for exposure to data science/machine learning. Three of our engineers have come via HN posts, so we take HN referrals very seriously.

This is the third month in a row I've seen this posting. I finally worked up the courage to apply and I got shot down immediately. The posting reads to be liberal with the experience levels sought and how much a candidate is willing to learn, so I figured if you're still looking then I would surely have a shot; I have 10 years of C# experience and experience with TypeScript/Angular2 in an enterprise application. I think I was judged purely off the fact that I don't have any open-source contributions. As a family-man with a full-time commitment to my work, there's not enough time to contribute to OS projects, i'm sorry. If you're excluding people just for the lack of public contributions, then you're missing out on a lot of great experienced talent.

Seems like we're in a similar boat :)

10+ years c# experience trying to get a remote job. Limited open source b/c family and company policy. Also interviewed with Kaggle.

If you think misery loves company, contact <username>@gmail

Maybe we can trade tips.

Before moving down to the bay area and working at YourMechanic I interviewed with them as well. I had one phone and one take home project before getting to talk to an engineer. The guy honestly seemed more interested in my oil and gas projects and what connections I had to the industry than actually hiring anyone. He didn't ask any technical or software related questions. I got the vibe they're a little disorganized and in search of diversifying their product.

This was close to two years ago, so it might be different now.

Did you get any feedback. Might just be they want high volume public facing experience rather than enterprise. Given what you said you should have got a bit further though IMO.

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