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[liberationtech] Engineering Lead Position for AMS Psychographics

Avi Tuschman tuschman at
Thu Jul 9 09:53:13 PDT 2015

AMS Psychographics, Inc.
Advanced Microtargeting Solutions

Engineering and Development Lead

AMS Psychographics is creating a new class of science-based psychographic
data and analytics that enable ad networks to optimize audiences for
political advertising with unprecedented accuracy. The extraordinary
cost-effectiveness of our approach represents a game-changing tool for
political campaigns around the world, starting with the 2016 US elections.

In addition to their use in political targeting, our highly predictive
psychographic profiles also have international applications for
media-content recommendation engines, for targeting in certain types of
consumer ad campaigns, and, eventually, for predicting world events driven
by public opinion. By creating the first Scientific Standard in Political
Data, AMS is poised to scale up our cloud-based engine in a multi-$billion

The company was founded by Dr. Avi Tuschman, an expert on heritable
personality traits, political advisor, and author whose research has
received media coverage in twenty countries (
Founding team members include a data scientist and a Natural Language
Processing (NLP) specialist, both experts in their respective fields. While
in the early stages of development, AMS Psychographics is commercially
engaged with its first customer and has also signed agreements with a key
data provider.

We are actively seeking an experienced and self-motivated Software Engineer
and Development superstar to join the founding team. You must be a
passionate software architect with excellent hands- on coding expertise,
well versed in compiled and scripted languages, who thrives on resolving
complex problems with elegant, computationally efficient solutions. You
must be capable of standing full development and production stacks
leveraging modern tools and cloud-hosting environments. This role
represents a unique ground-floor opportunity to make your mark on the
platform and the company.


   - 3+ years of proven track record working on server-side web
   applications in cloud-based environments
   - 5+ years of proficient software development activity in compiled (e.g.
   C/C++, Java) and scripted languages (e.g.
   ​ ​
   Python, JavaScript)
   - Architectural expertise in:
   - Secure Web Services and REST APIs
      - Highly transactional environments
      - Massive scale out architectures
      - Highly available services in AWS-style environments o RDBMS and
      NoSQL databases
      - ​​Hands on skills in one or more programming languages/frameworks –
   with preference towards Python /Django and Node JS/Angular JS
   - Deep familiarity working across the complete
   front-end/middleware/backend/DB/OS stack
   - Hands on experience and expertise with NoSQL DBs (preferably
   Cassandra), Map Reduce and big-data storage
   ​ ​

Desired skills:

   - Proficiency in Python/Django + JavaScript and MySQL
   - Experience with cloud-computing environments such as AWS
   - Experience with nginx/uwsgi and/or apache2 web infrastructure
   - Experience with implementation of scalable application infrastructure
   - Ability to lead small teams effectively
   - Understanding of advanced data analytic techniques a plus

Desired traits:

   - Resourceful self-starter and team player with strong leadership skills
   - Uncompromising attention to details
   - Proven ability to be creative and resourceful in a fast-paced,
   entrepreneurial environment
   - Must be comfortable working independently
   - React well and quickly to frequent project demands and requirement
   - Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
   - Strong written and communication skills and positive attitude working
   with customers and partners

Contact: avi at
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