We are Hiring, Come Join Us!

Zite is a personalized magazine that gets smarter as you use it. Zite is available on the iPad and iPhone, as well as on Android platforms. Our flagship iPad app is a top 25 news app on the App Store with a 4.5 custom rating, and our goal is to be the go-to news app for mobile users. Zite’s recommendation engine provides users with tailored, engaging content from quality publishers around the Web. Zite is based in in the beautiful South Park neighborhood of San Francisco.

Send us your resume and a brief cover letter if you are interested in any of these positions.

Backend/Distributed Systems Engineer

We are looking for engineers who are interested in tackling gnarly big-data problems. We analyze tens of millions of new documents a day, contributing to a corpus numbering in the billions. Our back-end system must be able to generate real-time recommendations on this corpus while constantly processing new data.

We want smart, motivated and flexible all-around developers who can work well on a team. If you can demonstrate those qualities, then inexperience with large-scale systems won’t hold you back. That said, these qualities will help:

  • Experience building flexible distributed systems
  • A keen intuition for fault-tolerant architectures
  • Familiarity with C++ and Python
  • Knowledge of the vagaries of the AWS ecosystem
  • Real-time analytics background

Web Developer

We are looking for skilled web developers who are interested in building the future of intelligent news using the latest web technologies and practices. At Zite, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every step of the development including prototyping, bug fixing, and large-scale feature development. We have a small development team, so your ideas and talents will directly impact the product, and our nonhierarchical structure means you will have the ability to influence areas of the product far beyond your title.

The most important quality you can possess is raw programming ability and a vigurous appetite for learning new skills. That said, we would be inclined toward candidates who have:

  • HTML5/CSS3/jQuery experience
  • Knowledge of modern web client development (for instance, using Backbone.js)
  • Experience optimizing sites for performance, especially on mobile devices
  • Experience developing hardware-accelerated animations and transitions
  • A sense for quality user experience and UI
  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment

How to apply:

Send us your resume and a brief cover letter if you are interested in any of these positions.

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