Senior Engineer | Riskpulse | Austin, TX | Full Time | ONSITE
Riskpulse is looking for a senior, full-stack engineer to join our team of engineers, scientists, and meteorological researchers solving problems across the complete supply chain.
On any given day you will be:
- Coordinating distributed data processing across our AWS cluster
- Code-reviewing and mentoring other engineers
- Analyzing mountains of data to surface valuable insights for our customers and fuel future product development
- B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical discipline
- Strong experience with one or more of Python, Ruby or similar object oriented dynamic language
- Distributed systems experience with strong knowledge of Linux internals
- Knowledge of Python scientific tools such as Numpy, Pandas, SciPy, etc.
- Experience with GIS (PostGIS, ESRI, Mapbox)
- Big-Data Analytics: Machine learning, GraphDBs
Riskpulse is a web-based risk management platform that allows logistics managers to align their operations with environmental conditions, saving them money and avoiding losses. Trading clients subscribe to our products to identify demand risks and mispriced markets. We also perform directed research for our clients to provide them with unique insights on their route risks or a proprietary edge.
I enjoyed all the mentions of weather, as Paul T. at the Memphis GOCC is someone I've had the pleasure of talking to about some of those issues.
I'm the co-founder of a company whose mission is to synchronize climate and commerce. Would love to find out what you're doing these days as you are clearly a SME (almost beyond belief) and I'm guessing I could learn a lot from you.
What do you mean by SME? A quick search didn't help, unless you meant "Small to Medium Enterprise", which I wouldn't quite understand either. My own guess would be "Single Man Enterprise", but please tell us.
CEO of Riskpulse here. I've been through all of the monetization trenches for weather software and we are now capitalizing on real demand in B2B/enterprise. If either of you guys ever want to connect to talk shop or (in)formally partner or share ideas, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
This resonates. We raised just under $2m through a seed round and then were fortunate enough to be able to raise a bridge that deferred any crunch. But then we did 2 other things: we focused our sales, marketing, and product design on the greatest pain within a single industry (instead of 3) and we reduced expenses. Now growth is great and we are very close to being able to say that raising money is completely optional indefinitely, and no matter what investors do or don't decide, we will be fine. A wonderful feeling but the challenge to get to that next level has also been nearly inexplicable. Great post-mortem.
I think you're underestimating how hard all those non-coding skills are. When you laundry list "UI, branding, PR, etc" I can almost see you doing a hand-wavy motion. The reality is, anyone that's truly awesome at non-technical things deserves some equity for the 10X-100X growth they will help bring to the business. The truth is you can be 8 years in, but only 10% of the way there.
I say this as a person who has worked as a front end engineer for a fair bit of time that a handsome-looking salary (like, say, ~200k) is more than good enough for great work on the laundry list of non-tech tasks of a startup in the beginning stages. Couple that with the fact that right now this is a tech engineer's market, not the business/frontend person's -- even the great ones are a dime a dozen out there.
> The truth is you can be 8 years in, but only 10% of the way there.
I don't think this is true for tarsnap. tarsnap at this moment is a finished application people can get right now. The technology component of the company is completely solid, not in need of any repair or improvement, it's only the UI and other things that have to be improved. Colin's gotten it more than 80% there.