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Newsle is building the future of news alerts.

A future where the information you need gets delivered to you.

We believe that web services should save you time, not waste your time.

We’re a consumer technology company, tackling cutting-edge technical problems and delivering actionable information to millions of people.

Over the last two years, we’ve developed the state-of-the-art person disambiguation system, built a news indexer that crawls millions of articles a day, and designed an application that’s loved by users around the world.

Our team is based in San Francisco and comes from around the world, including Azerbaijan, Israel, Germany, New Hampshire, and California. Our priorities are simple: reorganize news around people, and have fun doing it.

We’re funded by Advance Publications (parent company of Conde Nast & Reddit), Maveron, DFJ, Bloomberg Beta, Transmedia Capital, Lerer Ventures, and SV Angel.

At Newsle, you can work on all aspects of the product, from building and scaling the core NLP algorithms to generating newsfeeds and pushing them to the frontend.

Our positions are full-time and based in San Francisco. We’re looking for:

  • Full-Stack Engineer
  • Backend Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Frontend Engineer

Full-Stack Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, build, and test new product features on top of our structured news data
  • Develop new social ranking and relevance functions for entities and news articles
  • Work on challenging computer science problems that improve our product

Qualifications - Requirements:

  • At least two years experience writing production level code
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to work on a small team
  • Strong foundation in computer science

Qualifications - Helpful:

  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Python
    • MySQL
    • Redis, Memcached
    • RabbitMQ or gearman
    • Elasticsearch
    • Web or mobile development
    • Machine learning

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Healthcare
  • Work on a wide range of challenging tech problems
  • Be an early team member at a fast growing company and help set our product direction

If you're interested, email us at founders -at- newsle.com

Backend Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build high performance systems to process and store huge datasets
  • Solve problems at all layers of our stack, from scaling machine learning algorithms to ordering and pushing newsfeeds
  • Work on challenging computer science problems that improve our product

Qualifications - Requirements:

  • Linux/Unix fluency
  • Experience building distributed systems at scale
  • Experience scaling MySQL
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to work on a small team
  • Strong foundation in computer systems (operating systems, networking, etc)

Qualifications - Helpful:

  • Computer science degree from a strong undergrad department
  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Python
    • C
    • Graph databases
    • Elasticsearch
    • Redis, Memcached
    • RabbitMQ or gearman
    • Asynchronous networking

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Healthcare
  • Work on a wide range of challenging tech problems
  • Be an early team member at a fast growing company and help set our product direction

If you're interested, email us at founders -at- newsle.com

Machine Learning Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work on our disambiguation and information extraction algorithms
  • Identify interesting patterns in existing datasets
  • Work on cutting-edge NLP/machine learning problems that improve our product
  • Implement and scale new ideas from NLP/ML research

Qualifications - Requirements:

  • Strong computer science and math background
  • Interest in applying algorithms to improve the product
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to work on a small team

Qualifications - Helpful:

  • Computer science or math degree from a strong graduate department
  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Supervised learning (Decision Trees, Logistic Regression, SVMs, etc)
    • Unsupervised learning (topic modeling by LDA, NMF, Isomap, autoencoders)
    • Deep-learning approaches (Neural Networks)
    • Designing features for a domain problem, and running the project from the prototype phase to production, with a high-performance implementation
    • Python, MySQL

You'd be a great fit if:

  • You live for papers on bagging and dimensionality reduction, and you stay up late wondering how a randomized method might reduce variance of your model or how you can make the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma work for your problem
  • You love Python for prototyping an idea or playing with data, but you can reach out to Cython, Ctypes, PyCuda, or Hadoop Streaming when speed, size or scale matters, and know how to optimize data structures and algorithms when you can't.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Healthcare
  • Work on a wide range of challenging tech problems
  • Be an early team member at a fast growing company and help set our product direction

If you're interested, email us at founders -at- newsle.com

Frontend Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and build responsive interfaces from the ground up
  • Identify UX problems and brainstorm improvements
  • Measure engagement; multivariate testing and optimization

Qualifications - Requirements:

  • Good product sense
  • Focus on simple, intuitive layout, not just polish
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to work on a small team
  • Strong portfolio of existing web and/or mobile apps
  • Experience with:
    • Responsive design techniques
    • HTML, CSS, Javascript
    • UI/Graphic design
    • Cross-platform testing and optimization

Qualifications - Helpful:

  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Python
    • MySQL
    • Bootstrap
    • Backbone.js
    • iOS development in Objective-C
    • Interaction design/animation
    • Photoshop & Illustrator

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Healthcare
  • Work on a wide range of challenging tech problems
  • Be an early team member at a fast growing company and help set our product direction

If you're interested, email us at founders -at- newsle.com

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