Nuzzel Jobs for Passionate Engineers
Are you passionate about social media & online news?
Are you a software engineer who gets shit done?
Do you want to be part of a small startup team where you can make a huge difference?
Do you want to work on a product that people LOVE?
Do you want an opportunity to impress people like Marc Andreessen, Max Levchin, and Naval Ravikant?
What is Nuzzel?
Nuzzel is the super-easy way to see news from your friends. Launched in September 2012, Nuzzel helps Internet users manage social overload.
Nuzzel was founded by serial entrepreneur Jonathan Abrams. Jonathan is a co-founder of Founders Den, and was previously the founder & CEO of Socializr, Friendster, and HotLinks, and a software engineer at companies like Netscape and Nortel.
Nuzzel is backed by 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, IDG Ventures, SoftTech VC, and angel investors like Eric Ries, Gil Penchina, James Hong, Max Levchin, Michael Birch, Naval Ravikant, Philip Kaplan, and Rick Marini. [More info on TechCrunch or AngeList]
Our advisors include Rob Bailey, CEO of DataSift; Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite; and Jay Adelson, former CEO of Digg.
We are looking for:
- Web Software Engineer
- Develop the Nuzzel front-end (HTML, jQuery), mobile web (HTML 5, jQuery Mobile), and back-end (MySQL, Java, Memcached, RabbitMQ)
- Android Engineer
- Developer a world-class native Nuzzel Android app to rival our 5-star rated iPhone app
- Ops Engineer
- Help Nuzzel scale, set up & manage Ansible, MariaDB, centralized logging, monitoring, performance management, build/release, etc.
What we don't care about
- Fancy credentials
- "Rock-Stars", "All-Stars", or "Ninjas"
- Specific schools
- Years of experience
- Technology fads like Node.js or NoSQL
What we care about
- Passion and intense interest in social networking, aggregation, curation, and the future of online news discovery.
- Getting shit done
- Communication skills
- Initiative and creativity
- Comfort with a startup's lack of structure
- Desire to learn
Working at Nuzzel
You will be part of a small team, with no politics and few meetings. We offer industry-standard benefits and compensation. Nuzzel's works at Founders Den, the invitation-only San Francisco co-working space. [Video]
We're not going to blow smoke up your ass with buzzwords like "lean", "rapid", and "agile", but you will be working directly with a highly technical founder who still codes, and likes to move fast.
Jonathan Abrams is an experienced mentor of entrepreneurial engineers. For example, Othman Laraki was an intern at Jonathan's first startup in 1999, today he is a VP at Twitter. Ian McFarland was Friendster's first lead engineer, today he is President of New Context and previously VP at Pivotal Labs. Boris Korsunsky was a senior engineer at Socializr three years ago, today he is the VP of Engineering at Lyft.
What people are saying about Nuzzel
“A fast, simple, social news reader with a clean, intuitive layout.” – TechCrunch
“A slick, well-designed social news aggregator.” – VentureBeat
“The site has a surprising quotient of customization and polish.” – AllThingsD
“Wow, this is really, really good. First time I've ever seen anything analyze my Twitter stream and do something useful with it. This crushes TechMeme, Google News, etc. It is awesome..” – Naval Ravikant
“I f*@king love this thing.” – Mike Davidson
“I'm really enjoying Nuzzel. This is really nice. Nuzzel is like if Techmeme and Twitter had a love child. Highly recommended.” – Matt Cutts
“I have a little experience with social news. Nuzzel is the right way to organize the news from my social net, and, to be blunt, it works.” – Jay Adelson
“It works great!” – Marc Andreessen
“I absolutely love it as a news source.” – Mark Cuban
“None of the 'top links from your social network' services have kept me interested -- until @nuzzel came along.” – Hunter Walk
“I am loving your site.” – Chris Sacca
“Brilliant idea, excellent execution.” – Philip Kaplan
“Nuzzel is pretty damn cool!” – Michael Birch
“I got immediate value out of @nuzzel. That's rare for a product this junior.” – Brian Norgard
“This is great.” – Tim O'Reilly
“I really love the Nuzzel product. I use it everyday and I expect others will also get real value from it.” – Rick Marini
“Ok @nuzzel is brilliant. Simple, but brilliant.” – Elias Bizannes
“Love it. really well executed.” – Ryan Holmes
“Nuzzel is f*@king awesome!” – Jon Boutelle
“I've been loving Nuzzel since launch... It's the answer to feed overload...” – Nick O'Neill
“I LOVE Nuzzel. LOVE it.” – Jon Nordmark
“There are so many social news solutions, but I particularly like Nuzzel.” – Leo Laporte
“Love this product more than ice cream.” – Hooman Radfar