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Customer Engineer

Portland, OR | Engineering

Job Description

Do you want to be at the front line of hundreds of millions of devices, billions of API requests?

Location: Portland

Responsibilities:

  • Work cross-functionally within the organization with the goal of implementing solutions for Urban Airship’s strategic customers and partners
  • Work in tandem with the Support Engineers handling partner support cases of an urgent nature.
  • Improve and innovate on the tools used to write, deploy, and test a large Django codebase
Skills/Requirements: (The more you have the better. You’ll get to learn too)
  • Distributed systems background
  • Experience with high volume HTTP services and APIs
  • Skills troubleshooting customer issues across complex client to server interactions
  • Working in a fast pace, continuous delivery environment
  • Experience with high performance Python or Java systems, ideally both
  • Solid fundamentals with Linux or Solaris
  • Django experience a plus
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or similar technical degree highly preferred, equivalent experience will also be strongly considered
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Strong technical and software architecture skills
  • Experience working on Java based software, with at least one year of Android or iOS experience
  • A good understanding of the unique challenges presented by mobile platforms
  • Experience developing mobile applications (WP7, Blackberry, PhoneGap, Cordova, HTML5)
  • You have worked with python and have some experience with Django (or are prepared to learn quickly)
  • You test your way to success
  • Communication is key: you can clearly communicate with product, design, and support; as well as with the engineering teams of our partner companies
  • You understand the dark corners of the Javascript language
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