Linux Users' Group of Davis - "Job Listings"

Job Listings


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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--- Front-End Software Engineer - Remote or on-site, Sacramento, CA ---

Front-End Software Engineer

Posted: 2017.03.03
Location: Remote or on-site, Sacramento, CA

(Contractor or full-time)

As a front-end software engineer at Digital Deployment, you will specialize in building next-generation responsive Drupal themes and help support existing clients for front-end questions and issues. You will work with a designer, a strategist, and a content specialist to build beautiful websites that empower our clients to communicate online.

Your responsibilities

  • Working with the designer to make sure design comps are technically feasible and in alignment with the scope of the project
  • Implementing complex responsive themes for Drupal 6/7/8 using modern front-end technologies
  • Working directly with the client as second tier support for front-end questions and issues
  • Continuously improving our front-end design and implementation processes, in service of quality and efficiency
About you
  • You have a good design eye, and the tenacity and judgement to prioritize your work; you know when being a perfectionist is called for
  • You have the communication and collaboration skills needed to work in a small team, and directly with our clients
  • You have experience building website themes using templates, preferably for Drupal using PHPTemplate
  • You are current on CSS standards and browser support, and you use CSS preprocessors
  • You do jQuery in your sleep, and your front-end JavaScript code is modular and reusable
  • You version control your work using Git
  • You know enough PHP to be dangerous
About us
Digital Deployment has been working with institutions, associations, non-profits, and other organizations locally and nationwide since 2004 to empower them to communicate online and connect with their constituents. We host and maintain about 200 client websites and provide extraordinary training and support.

Why you should join our team
Digital Deployment invests heavily in its work culture and its people and has been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the "Best Places to Work." And it shows: our clients and customers love working with us. We honor each other's strengths and contributions and we learn new stuff all the time. We tick all the boxes: great pay, full benefits, 401k, unlimited paid time off, free on-site food. (Once Slack has a food transportation option, we'll Slack you food if you're remote.)

We are currently considering U.S.-based applicants only.

Apply online: http://www.digitaldeployment.com/job-opportunity/front-end-software-engineer


--- Software Engineer - Senior Engineer / Systems Architect - Davis ---

Software Engineer - Senior Engineer / Systems Architect

Posted: 2017.01.04
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: 2017.01.04
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.



--- 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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