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SOFTWARE ENGINEER (GENERALIST) ; CONTRACT OR EMPLOYEE You will be preferably be based in Bangalore, India and posses work experience of between 1 and 4 years.
At Fastah, we are helping build a faster mobile internet. We craft tools and APIs that make it easy to create mobile apps and services that work seamlessly on any network, around the world : “Faster apps for flaky networks!”
We are looking for a generalist Software Engineer who is happy to wear many hats at an early stage startup. If you are pretty good ANY ONE of the sections listed below, please do apply.
A) APIs FOR DEVELOPERS, WORLDWIDE:
You will work on our REST API product offering: specification, development, test, bug fixing, deployments, customer support and documentation
You will help with developer outreach and tech support
You will contribute working code and prototypes to Fastah’s open-source repositories to demonstrate Fastah APIs to a global developer audience.
You will monitor of our infrastructure, data pipelines, software upgrades, outages debugging and operational security.
You will understand or gain knowledge of security and Authorization concepts as applied to API services and backend servers
You will enhance and support billing and subscription management module such as those powered by Stripe.com APIs
B) DATA PROCESSING, VISUALIZATION, MODELING
We collect crowd-sourced data on the world’s mobile 4G LTE networks, so need your help with the following activities.
Data processing: You will know how to cleanse data using combination of Go, Python and R using Unix tools, scripts, Jupyter.
Databases: You will be experienced with data-stores and querying them, preferable with geo-spatial capabilities such as Elasticsearch, Postgres/PostGIS
Query design, tuning and maintenance will be required to support our ever-evolving API requirements
You will be able to build static websites using generators such as Hugo or Jekyll
C) MOBILE DEVELOPMENT ON ANDROID
Our Android app helps drivers on on-demand transportation apps to stay online more reliably using commercial 4G LTE networks. Additionally we publish an Android SDK for developers.
You will improve core UI features such as Activities, Views layouts, and Material Design-compliant UI elements with an eye on aesthetics as well as performance.
Understanding of architecture concept is required: Service, lifecycles, background execution, networking, location services, aand persistence (via Room/SQLlite)
A strong plus is experience with mapping and markers via Google Maps Android SDK or Mapbox Android SDK
Improving and maintaining Fastah’s Android SDKs with public APIs via good documentation, release management and documentation
D) DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE:
Engaging with developer communities online via Stack Overflow, Fastah’s online discussion site, Hacker News etc.
Organizing local meet-ups such as the Bangalore Mobile Performance Meetup, or speaking at other tech events
Asking good questions online of your own, and helping others online
Writing high-quality developer documentation including diagrams, “getting started guides”, FAQs and tutorials.
Writing open-source code including examples for our APIs, with the right code hygiene, licenses etc. on GitHub.
Read more about what Developer Experience includes here: https://girliemac.com/blog/2016/08/16/developer-experience-matters/
OUR WAY OF WORKING:
We release frequently and often
We showcase our APIs via rich examples, demos and integration guides
We show phenomenal ownership of work: every person is responsible for fixing bugs, building features, improving quality and repeating the previous continually
We follow lightweight agile processes
We document everything internally.
We treat our customer’s data with serious respect and all due privacy
We value constant learning and resourcefulness in the workplace.