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Software Engineer - Platform API

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We’re looking for a software engineer, someone who can both implement elegant solutions to service-oriented architecture problems and lead by example. You’ve architected highly-scalable, distributed systems efficiently using open source tools -- and maybe even contributed to some. You would be a key member of Platform/API core engineering team and engineer systems that serve over 1 Billion API calls a day.


You’re committed to excellence and take unrelenting pride in the code you write You’re a good team player who works across team boundaries to get things done We’re here to serve other engineering teams, both consumers of our services and our team members -- provide the tools to help everyone succeed

Here's what you need to have:

  • FDLC
  • Excellent understanding of scalability and bottlenecks
  • Understanding of AJAX
  • Strong understanding of databases, schemas, and indexes
  • Klout Score of 10 or higher

Extra Credit:

  • UI Experience
  • Scala
  • Play Frameworks
  • Experience at a startup
  • Familiarity with design patterns
  • DB scalability
  • BS or masters degree in CS or related field
  • 3+ relevant year work experience

What to expect:

  • Competitive pay, 100% paid health premium benefits and 50% dependent premium
  • 401k plan
  • Stock options
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Catered lunches, snacks, drinks
  • Passionate people building great products
  • A fun environment where people get the job done
  • Appreciation of exceptional science and engineering
  • Doing something no one has ever done before

Klout began with a very simple idea: Everyone has influence—the ability to drive action. Klout built on this idea to show anyone how he or she can influence the world and its future.

Klout was founded in 2008 to empower everyone to unlock their influence. We come to work every day inspired to help people understand the power of their voices and democratize influence.

Klout is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif. We’re a growing startup backed by Kleiner Perkins, among others.

Software Engineer - Platform API at Klout




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Software Engineer




Mar 07, 2013