April 5th, 2010
What down economy? Five Portland startups looking to hire developers and technical talent
Anyone who reads Silicon Florist on a regular basis may quickly come to the conclusion that I have something nice to say about practically anything going on in the Portland startup scene. And yes, that conclusion is probably correct. So if I’ve got something nice to say about every little thing then why should a supposedly sour economy be any different? I mean, I can find something nice to say about it, right?
Or maybe I can just dodge the question by highlighting the fact that there are five Portland-area startup or startup-ish companies—and all companies for whom I would love to work—looking to hire some technical talent. Right now.
Who’s doing the hiring? Well, let’s take a look.
Okay. Granted Dark Horse isn’t exactly a startup. But it is cool. And it’s looking for a developer with some awesome chops. So I’m including it. I mean, like you wouldn’t want to work at Dark Horse?
Dark Horse Comics is seeking an experienced web developer at our office in Milwaukie Oregon. If you have a passion for developing reusable object-oriented code and like a creative and casual work environment, then look no further!
Front-End Web Developer
For more information on these gigs, visit Dark Horse.
We’re looking for passionate, talented and experienced developers to join our Ruby on Rails team. You’ll be working with the absolute best in the industry, expect to be challenged to the limits of your skills every day. You’ll also need to bring some of your own knowledge to the team.
For more information, visit ENTP.
Plus, if you act now? You may get the opportunity to work with Josh Pyles.
For more information, visit Instrument.
Puppet Labs (formerly known as Reductive Labs)
Love the idea of working with open source data center automation tools? Of course you do. And that’s why you should be firing your resume off to the folks at Puppet Labs, immediately. But before you do, I thought it might be helpful to have a job title or two to throw in the subject line.
How about one of these?
This position mostly focuses on the development of the Puppet core. It is a weirdly CS-y position – you’ll be working on parser generators, graph libraries and sorting algorithms, state machines, human and computer interface design, and more, all on an open source project in use at thousands of organizations around the world.
This position has a double focus on building great interfaces, applications, and services in the Puppet ecosystem while also working with the Puppet to define the next generation of APIs it should expose. As a result, applications should have strong design and interface experience but also be opinionated on RESTful APIs and data modeling.
Do you make the people around you better at what they do? Presenting and evangelizing sound fun? Has Puppet made your life easier? Are your friends and family tired of hearing about the magic you perform at work everyday? Bring your passion and your skill to Puppet Labs. Help drive the direction of the Puppet project, work with the world wide Puppet community, and become part of the systems automation revolution.
And again, you can apply for any of those positions at Puppet Labs.
Last but certainly not least, the folks over at Urban Airship are looking to staff up on development resources. They’ve already done a ton with four people. Just imagine what they could do with more?
We’re taking a stab at building the next generation smartphone infrastructure layer, and we need experienced developers who can work at every layer of our stack. That means that you would be working on everything from the Django API layer to our message delivery system to helping people with support requests – in other words, somebody who will be right in the middle of it all along with us. You’d be joining a small team that’s tackling massive challenges that uses Python everywhere.
For more information on the company or to apply, visit Urban Airship.
Did I miss your company’s gig?
What’s that? You’re looking for developer talent too? Well why didn’t you say so? Please comment below so that all those talented development types can start sending their credentials and whatnot your way.