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Back End Developer

Boston, MA - Posted on: Tuesday 05/24/16


HourlyNerd is a marketplace that connects businesses to MBA alumni and students for short-term business consulting. We're disrupting the 100-year old consulting industry and going after two massive markets -- SMBs and major enterprises. There are 28 million SMBs in the US alone, and all have the same problem -- they can't afford expensive consulting firms and don't know how to find high-quality freelance help. We're providing them access to the same people who work at McKinsey at a small fraction of the price. Major enterprises, including GE, Omaha Steaks, Au Bon Pain, CDW, and American Apparel, are already using HourlyNerd. The consulting industry in the US is over $17 billion, and these companies know that McKinsey, Bain and BCG are overcharging. HourlyNerd is the first service that provides them a fairly priced alternative.

Our investors include Highland Capital and Greylock partners, two of the top Venture Capital firms out there, as well as famed investor Mark Cuban. We're on a mission to build the absolute best team on the east coast, and are looking for talented, scrappy, fun, and competitive folks to get on board.

Back-end Developers are expected to be highly skilled in making APIs fast and intuitive.  The team owns not only the externalization of the API, but the engines used to drive the APIs and their performance (i.e MySQL, ElasticSearch, etc.).  The right individual will be working closely with a small team of highly skilled individuals from varied backgrounds to build an API that supports all the HourlyNerd web properties.

Responsibilities will include:

Partner with front-end developers and product management to build new APIs
Continually improve performance of existing APIs
Help define best practices for writing scalable APIs
Learn and use new technologies
Devlop and maintain automated tests



1 to 4 years of experience in web development
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent)
Deep skills in Python (or equivalent OO language like Java)
Experience with Linux/MySQL/Apache (or equivalent)

Huge bonus points if you:

Have experience with Flask/SQLAlchemy
Have experience building RESTful APIs
Have experience with ElasticSearch
Can provide us with any samples of your work

To Apply:

Apply at https://hourlynerd.com/careers