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[liberationtech] [SPAM] Engineering Lead Position for AMS Psychographics

Shelley shelley at misanthropia.org
Thu Jul 9 10:13:36 PDT 2015


Moderators, is this really appropriate for the list?   Targeting and 
profiling seem to be the kinds of things most of us are working against...

-S

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On July 9, 2015 9:55:34 AM Avi Tuschman <tuschman at stanfordalumni.org> wrote:

> 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
> market.
>
> 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 (www.OurPoliticalNature.com).
> 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.
>
> Requirements:
>
>    - 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
>    ​ ​
>    techniques.
>
>
> 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
>    changes
>    - Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
>    - Strong written and communication skills and positive attitude working
>    with customers and partners
>
>
> Contact: avi at AMSpsychographics.com
>
>
>
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