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Welcome to the "Jobs" page at the Linux Users' Group of Davis, a computer club dedicated to Linux, open source, and related topics, located in Davis, California — near Sacramento, in the Central Valley of California, and not too far from the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley regions. This page, as well as our 'vox-jobs' mailing list, lists jobs that LUGOD members might be interested in and/or qualified for. Enjoy!

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Software Engineer - Senior Engineer / Systems Architect - Davis
 

Software Engineer - Senior Engineer / Systems Architect

Posted: 2015.09.26
Location: Davis

In the pursuit of getting our user's content in front of as many people as possible, Smashwords manages tens of millions of objects every day in a complex distributed system coordinating tasks between our and our partner's systems. As a Senior Engineer / Architect at Smashwords, you'll work with queuing systems, diverse data interchange formats, and other engineers to ensure low-latency delivery of content to our partners and payments to our authors. Our work involves recommendation systems, information retrieval systems, ad-hoc reporting, promotions management, and forecasting. You should have demonstrable experience building distributed systems and working with legacy code.

What will I do at Smashwords?

  • Engineer productively in a devops-style distributed team using Linux, PHP, Go, and Ruby
  • Actively collaborate with other engineers using cloud-based tools such as Google Docs, Git, Gerrit, Dropbox, Slack, and Balsamiq
  • Conduct design and code reviews enthusiastically
  • Prepare training presentations for your co-workers regularly
  • Write and maintain unit tests
  • Make data-based decisions
  • Have opinions on good and bad designs and ability to justify those opinions
  • Communicate your ideas to multiple audiences across functional boundaries
What attributes must I possess?
  • A desire to democratize the global book publishing industry by creating free tools that empower writers to become professional ebook publishers
  • The ability to prioritize projects that will yield the greatest benefit for the greatest number of Smashwords authors and publishers in the least amount of time
  • You must have built a "real" web application featuring authentication and database integration and be willing to show it off to us
  • Expertise in at least one of PHP, Go, or Ruby, and confidence in most of the others
  • Enthusiasm for receiving feedback on your work and learning from others
  • Confidence with relational databases
  • Confidence in a Linux-based environment
  • Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
  • Enthusiasm for being in an on-call rotation for services that you helped build
  • A strong desire to learn and push your skills and gain new knowledge
About Smashwords
Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks! We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks. Founded in 2008, we're profitable, self-funded (no meddling VCs!), and have been achieving annual revenues of around $20 million. More than 100,000 authors and small independent presses utilize the Smashwords platform for their ebook publishing and distribution. Join with us to change the future of book publishing one indie ebook at a time!

Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • SIMPLE-IRA retirement account
  • Cell phone reimbursement
How do I apply?
You won't talk to a recruiter, and we won't ask any silly riddles about moving mountains and manhole covers, but we do want to know that you know what you're talking about. We want to hear you talk about what you do, what you like to do, how you take pride in doing it, and why you are passionate about it. We think the best way to get to know you is by getting to know your work, so include a link to your portfolio, blog, Twitter, GitHub, HN, StackOverflow — anything that shows off your skills. We love to see designs, blog posts, writing samples, and code.

Smashwords is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send the relevant information to us at jobs@smashwords.com.

 
 


Software Engineer - Frontend Engineer - Davis
 

Software Engineer - Frontend Engineer

Posted: 2015.09.26
Location: Davis

Smashwords is looking for a frontend engineer who can help us create beautiful and easy to use tools for our authors and readers. An ideal candidate would be on the edge of web interface design, and be comfortable experimenting with and recommending new technologies as they stabilize. As a Frontend Engineer, you'll work with client-side graphing libraries, CSS preprocessors, and JavaScript application frameworks (e.g. AngularJS), front-end frameworks (e.g., Bootstrap) and package management and build tools (e.g. NPM and Grunt), to help improve and expand our site's end-user experience.

What will I do at Smashwords?

  • Engineer productively in a devops-style distributed team using Linux, PHP, Go, and Ruby
  • Actively collaborate with other engineers using cloud-based tools such as Google Docs, Git, Gerrit, Dropbox, Slack, and Balsamiq
  • Conduct design and code reviews enthusiastically
  • Prepare training presentations for your co-workers regularly
  • Write and maintain unit tests
  • Make data-based decisions
  • Have opinions on good and bad designs and ability to justify those opinions
  • Communicate your ideas to multiple audiences across functional boundaries
What attributes must I possess?
  • A desire to democratize the global book publishing industry by creating free tools that empower writers to become professional ebook publishers
  • The ability to prioritize projects that will yield the greatest benefit for the greatest number of Smashwords authors and publishers in the least amount of time
  • You must have built a "real" web application featuring authentication and database integration and be willing to show it off to us
  • Expertise in at least one of PHP, Go, or Ruby, and confidence in most of the others
  • Enthusiasm for receiving feedback on your work and learning from others
  • Confidence with relational databases
  • Confidence in a Linux-based environment
  • Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
  • Enthusiasm for being in an on-call rotation for services that you helped build
  • A strong desire to learn and push your skills and gain new knowledge
About Smashwords
Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks! We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks. Founded in 2008, we're profitable, self-funded (no meddling VCs!), and have been achieving annual revenues of around $20 million. More than 100,000 authors and small independent presses utilize the Smashwords platform for their ebook publishing and distribution. Join with us to change the future of book publishing one indie ebook at a time!

Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • SIMPLE-IRA retirement account
  • Cell phone reimbursement
How do I apply?
You won't talk to a recruiter, and we won't ask any silly riddles about moving mountains and manhole covers, but we do want to know that you know what you're talking about. We want to hear you talk about what you do, what you like to do, how you take pride in doing it, and why you are passionate about it. We think the best way to get to know you is by getting to know your work, so include a link to your portfolio, blog, Twitter, GitHub, HN, StackOverflow — anything that shows off your skills. We love to see designs, blog posts, writing samples, and code.

Smashwords is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send the relevant information to us at jobs@smashwords.com.

 
 


Linux System Administrator/DevOps - Sacramento
 

Linux System Administrator/DevOps

Posted: 2015.09.11
Location: Sacramento

5+ years of experience
Skills/Background

  • Amazon Web Services experience (a certification would be ideal) (Taborda will pay for Certification)
  • CentOS/RHEL experience
  • Web server (Nginx or Apache) administration
  • Puppet or Chef experience
  • Drupal and/or Wordpress admin helps (desired)
  • Postgres and/or Oracle admin helps (desired)
  • Jboss or other Java app server admin experience helps (desired)
  • Elasticsearch experience would be AWESOME (desired)
  • Should have a good attitude
There will be some off-hours work and some on-call time.

In addition to building and operating our project environment, this person would build out the Let's Get Healthy California hosting environment, build out our internal tools hosting environment, and probably also take on the system administration for additional projects.

Must pass DOJ background check. Must have a 4-year technical degree. Must be local and able to work on-site at DOJ if needed.

Contact: Mike Shirk, Director of Recruitment and Delivery: 916.412.1306, mike.shirk@tabordasolutions.com

 
 



Submitting Jobs for Posting
 

Linux enthusiasts come from many diverse backgrounds and careers, not limited to the computer science field. A common quality is that they are all highly self-motivated, dedicated, hard-working, and intelligent. If you are looking for employees of this sort please consider letting us know.

If you'd like to list a job here, or have your job listing removed (ie, it's been filled) or changed, please e-mail webmaster@lugod.org.

Important Notes:

  1. Do not send file attachments, HTML e-mails or Word Documents. Send your job posting (edited for brevity if possible) as a plain-text e-mail.
  2. If you include phone numbers or email addresses in your job posting (either for posting on this page, or posting our our vox-jobs mailing list, which is archived), please note whether you'd like them included. If you don't specify, we'll assume they are valid contact numbers/addresses which should be included with your posting!
  3. The current policy is to regularly remove jobs which are older than about 6 months.
  4. Posting priority is given to jobs in the Davis/Sacramento area, then the San Francisco Bay Area. We typically do not post out-of-state jobs (unless it's a telecommuting opportunity, of course), as that's beyond the club's scope (Davis, California).

 
 
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