Backend Software Engineer – Real Time Distributed Systems


About Us
BlueShift Labs is a startup based in San Francisco, building a Saas product used by B2C marketers to automate behavioral messaging. We founded Blueshift to address problems we encountered first-hand as marketing & machine learning leaders. We had previously founded Groupon Goods (Mertado), and were early team at WalmartLabs (Kosmix). At companies like Walmart & Groupon, we noticed that while marketers want to communicate with their customers on a 1:1 basis, its becoming increasingly harder in the era of the perpetually connected customer. Traditionally, marketers have attempted to solve this problem by building what we call as a database of nouns e.g. a database of customers or products with their attributes. This approach was clearly not working, especially in a world where customers were interacting with brands and digital properties faster than ever before. Our thought process behind starting Blueshift was to ask what would happen if we built a new marketing technology stack on a database of verbs, capturing customer interactions on web & mobile in real-time & making it dead easy for marketers to use in cross-channel personalization. That was the genesis of our Programmatic CRM solution. We are backed by top tier VC firms (Storm & Nexus Venture Partners, NEA).

As a backend engineer, you will help build algorithms & real-time systems that scale to millions of users, and own/build key pieces of our technology from scratch.

Build large scale and low latency systems scaling to billions of actions
Analyzing high volume of data to make data driven decisions
Design algorithms for real-time targeting

Proven experience with web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails & micro-services
Experience working with real-time systems a plus.
Ability to build systems that can handle tens of thousands of requests per second at low latency
Working experience with NoSQL systems
Curiosity and passion for algorithm design.
Experience implementing ML algorithms and iterating with big data will be a plus.
Bachelors/Masters/PhD in Computer Science or related fields

Full health, dental, vision insurance
Unlimited vacation
Flexible spending accounts for transportation and parking
Life insurance & disability coverage
Proximity to public transport (BART / Caltrain) and great restaurants in vicinity.
Generous equity grants and competitive salary
We will process visa transfers (H1b, TN etc.) and immigration.

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