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Take a stab at our little challenge and ensure your CV gets reviewed by our team: curl http://challenge.shopcurbside.com Curbside is enabling a new way to shop, built for the era of instant mobile commerce. The Curbside app makes it easy to find, buy and pickup products at nearby stores. Curbside searches realtime local inventory across retailers and uses location-based technologies to alert stores when a customer is arriving for a pickup. Curbside helps consumers quickly get what they need and helps retailers better serve their increasingly mobile centric customers. The Curbside Merchant Console enables alerts to staff as customers arrive to pick up orders and also manages online order workflow.

Curbside’s investors include Sutter Hill Ventures, Index Ventures, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Gil Elbaz & David Waxman’s TenOneTen and Chicago Ventures.

Tech Stack: Clojure, Python, Javascript, iOS, Android, Elasticsearch

Problem space: mobile commerce, big data, search, machine learning, reverse engineering, distributed systems, location services, user experience.

http://www.shopcurbside.com/jobs • Palo Alto, Ca. • Relocation Available • Sorry at this time we cannot sponsor NEW H-1B’s, but we can transfer existing visa’s and sponsor new E3’s, TN’s, and O-1’s.

was a little disappointed with these guys. spent sometime doing their simple challenge and cleaned up the code to look nice only to get stubbed with no reply. thanks guys.

I also did not hear back after doing the challenge in December using Clojure. But I also indicated in my cover email that I probably wasn't a good candidate if relocation was a must and that could have easily been a deal-breaker for them.

Are remote positions available, or are these roles onsite only?

This was fun. Thank you

That was a fun little interlude - I wonder how effective strategies like this are? Is it to check for genuine technical ability, engage candidates or just a little barrier to ensure a candidate is really interested in the role?

I'd added cycles. Then the solution would be more interesting

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