Software Engineer

Software Engineer

At Blue Horizon, we develop the world’s leading products for data analysis and we deploy them against problems that truly matters. Blue Horizon Software Engineers push the boundaries of what’s possible. We are involved at every stage of the product lifecycle from idea generation to shipping the product.

What we do

Our software engineers are involved in all parts of the product lifecycle: idea generation, design, prototyping, planning, execution, and shipping. Our work starts with brainstorming to discover, explore, and understand our customer’s greatest challenges in the visual and technical spaces. Then we code. A lot. Finally, we ship and continuously iterate on products that have a direct impact on the world’s hardest problems.

Our work

Blue Horizon makes products for human-driven analysis of real-world data. These products must handle messy data at enormous scales, all while maintaining an intuitive user experience and a wide range of analytic capabilities. Our software engineers push the boundaries of what’s possible. We have:

Built a web-based mapping interface that handles millions of data points dynamically displayed at once.

Constructed an analysis platform on top of a columnar database and custom infrastructure that allows complex numerical analysis at the petabyte scale.

Created a massively scalable datastore and transactional layer, which provides high-scale, reliable data storage for Blue Horizon products. This NoSQL distributed data store adds a transactional layer that gives the whole system ACID properties.

Developed a WYSIWYG web app for quickly creating interactive, data-driven web sites.

And much, much more: mobile, infrastructure, search, client facing, etc.

Technologies we use

Java for back-end work

Javascript, CoffeeScript, and TypeScript for client and server web work

Open source technologies such as Cassandra, Spark, ElasticSearch, etc

The latest web technologies

Internal frameworks for our rapid iteration tools

What we look for

You’re a strong coder. Regardless of which language you use or how you learned it, we’re looking for people who can write clean, effective code.

You enjoy collaboration with others. Our work isn’t carried out in a vacuum, and everyone contributes to get the job done.

You understand that making mistakes means you’re learning.

You have a constant desire to grow and develop.

You are passionate about product craftsmanship, and care about great design not only in products and their visual presentation, but in your code and technical architecture as well.

You are comfortable in a high-paced environment, and can respond to urgent requests.

You want to work on things that make an impact on the world.

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