Software Engineers for Startup in Palo Alto

Software Engineer

We are working on a variety of projects that are enhancements to our current instant messaging application, as well as other non-IM products (not listed on our site) that will help people communicate and collaborate more easily. We have tons of ideas, and we are looking for outstanding software engineers who are interested in making products for our users all around the world. Our ideal candidate would have a strong background in not only algorithms and design, but also coding; our engineers are in charge of all aspects of a project from start to finish.

Requirements:
-BS/MS/PhD in computer science (or the equivalent)
-Strong grasp of data structures and algorithms

Extra credit:
-Experience building and designing scalable distributed systems
-Ability to design and implement systems in Python
-Extensive experience writing networking code in C/C++
-Thorough understanding of TCP/IP and network programming
-Adept at hacking open source software
-Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL a plus
-Know Linux better than you can sing Britney lyrics

Compensation:
-Competitive salary plus $30k starting bonus and stock options
-$500/month housing stipend for living within a five-mile radius of the office
-401(k) and health, dental and vision benefits
-Snacks and weekly lunches/dinners
-Gym membership
-Conference stipend
-imo-sponsored team events and outings

About imo: Based in Palo Alto, CA, imo is a small startup founded and funded by one of the first ten employees at Google. Our current team consists of top TopCoders, ACM ICPC World Finalists, and medalists of the International Olympiads in Informatics. We work on challenging projects that we choose from the ground up that have direct impact on our users. Our web-based service allows users to hold text, voice, and video chats on multiple instant messaging protocols. Currently supported protocols include AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger. The service is free and requires no user-registration or sign-up. Currently, we have over one million unique accounts active on imo.im over a 30-day period.

Please email your resume to jobs@imo.im to apply.

Software Engineer - Operations

We are looking for an exceptional Jack or Jill of all trades—software engineer, network engineer, and systems/database administrator—to help us build, run, and maintain the systems that power imo.im. You must be extremely comfortable writing code for our systems, troubleshooting network and hardware issues, and helping us scale our systems to support our growing user base.

Responsibilities:
-Ensuring imo’s servers are up and running at all times
-Programming complex systems using languages such as Python
-Designing and deploying efficient and cost-effective load balancing systems
-Predicting data center growth
-Tracking data center issues
-Automating, streamlining, and documenting data center processes
-Writing and maintaining installation scripts
-Debugging hardware, network, and Linux-related issues
-Installing and troubleshooting machines, switches, routers, etc.

Requirements:
-BS/MS/PhD in computer science, or equivalent
-Strong background writing code for large projects
-Extensive experience in data center hardware deployment and building scalable infrastructure
-Solid understanding of Linux
-Scripting knowledge with shell scripts (Bash, zsh, etc.) and Python
-Ability to design and implement systems in Python
-Familiarity with C/C++ networking code

Extra credit:
-Past work experience in a large Internet-serving environment
-Experience building and designing scalable distributed systems
-Thorough understanding of TCP/IP and network programming.
-Adept at hacking open source software
-Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL a plus

Compensation:
-Competitive salary plus $30k starting bonus and stock options
-$500/month housing stipend for living within a five-mile radius of the office
-401(k) and health, dental and vision benefits
-Snacks and weekly lunches/dinners
-Gym membership
-Conference stipend
-imo-sponsored team events and outings

About imo: Based in Palo Alto, CA, imo is a small startup founded and funded by one of the first ten employees at Google. Our current team consists of top TopCoders, ACM ICPC World Finalists, and medalists of the International Olympiads in Informatics. We work on challenging projects that we choose from the ground up that have direct impact on our users. Our web-based service allows users to hold text, voice, and video chats on multiple instant messaging protocols. Currently supported protocols include AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger. The service is free and requires no user-registration or sign-up. Currently, we have over one million unique accounts active on imo.im over a 30-day period.

Please email your resume to jobs@imo.im to apply.

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Megan Thompson
Recruiting Coordinator, imo.im
megan@imo.im

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