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Job Posting – Software Application Developer for PostageApp

Hello.

Are you an asynchronous non-blocking operator?

Just kidding (of course you are).

Would you be excited about working with a tight-knit team of experienced developers and product managers to create a world class web-infrastructure application? Let’s talk.

TWG began PostageApp about three years ago to solve our own problem of high volume application-driven transactional email delivery, management and reporting. Since the launch of our API-based commercial plans we’ve seen massive growth in both paying customers and sending volume. We’ve also seen many other competitors join the transactional email race, including offerings from Amazon and Mailchimp. To maintain our edge we’ve built our own queuing, delivery and reputation system, and are ramping up our development to keep pace with growth and to launch PostageApp v3 in 2013. This is where you come in – we’re looking to hire a great developer who love tinkering with the guts of the internet.

Please score yourself:

Score +1 for each of the following languages that you have more than 3 years experience working with: Ruby, Python, Perl, Javascript.

Score -2 if you do not routinely use a testing framework.

Score +1 if you use git extensively.

Score +2 for being very comfortable working in an *nix / linux environment.

Score +1 for each of the following database platforms that you have used in a live production environment: mySQL, Postgres, Redis.

Score +2 if you’ve used a distributed message queue (ZeroMQ, RabbitMQ, Beanstalk, Kafka)

Score +2 if you are familiar with RFC 2822.
Score -2 if you didn’t know what an RFC was.

Score +2 for any mail generating library you have worked extensively with.

Score +2 if you have Postfix or Qmail or Exim or Sendmail administration experience.
Score -2 if you want to continue working with them.

Score +2 if you have done significant work with a large-scale distributed systems.

Score +2 if you have created an API for a production environment.

Score +1 if you have used Chef or Puppet or other deployment automation tools.

Score – 5 if you’ve only used ftp to deploy applications.

Score +1 if you ride a bike.

Score +1 if you play an instrument.

Score +1 if you speak another language.

Score +2 if you are a dog or cat.

Let us know your score by sending an email to jobs@postageapp.com. Tell us a bit about yourself, what you’ve worked on, what kinds of problems you like to solve. We’ll follow up and arrange a time to chat.

More about TWG

PostageApp is an API-based email delivery service that provides developers with tools to manage email templates and track engagement. PostageApp was founded by the team at The Working Group Inc., and is co-located at TWG’s Toronto HQ.

TWG is a web and mobile agency for designers, coders, thinkers and friends. Each day we pour all of our creative energy into what we love, and that makes getting out of bed in the morning the easiest decision we make all day.

We’ve got a great team, and environment down here on Adelaide St. and we get the opportunity to work with Startups, on our own software product – PostageApp, as well as recognized brands like Globe and Mail, CBC, Freshbooks. We even have bi-annual work retreats, monthly community events, tasty coffee and tea.

For some, working at TWG will be a career, for others, it will be a stepping stone on the way to even greater things. And we’re fine with that, because we know that everyone’s path is a little bit different. In fact TWG’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal is to be the best software company in the world to learn, work and grow at. We love our work, and that makes it fun to create incredible web and mobile experiences for our clients, partners and community.

You can read more about us on our website and here on our blog.

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