I'm one of the authors of node-neo4j<https://github.com/thingdom/node-neo4j>,
the Neo4j client library for Node.js. I've been working with Neo4j (and
Node.js) for a year and a half now and I've been loving it.
I'm at a young company called FiftyThree <http://www.fiftythree.com/> now,
and I wanted to share that we're hiring because I think some of you might
find the opportunity really interesting. =)
FiftyThree is the company behind Paper <http://www.fiftythree.com/paper>,
an iPad app for freeform writing/sketching/drawing. Paper has done really
well -- among other things, it won this year's Apple Design Award for iPad,
it's been App of the Month, it's had over 2 million downloads, and it's
used and loved by designers at great companies everywhere, including Apple,
Facebook, Nike, Pixar, Vimeo and more.
The company's higher-level goal is to bring creation tools into the post-PC
era. We think there's a huge opportunity here, just like there was for
Office when the PC started becoming popular. Mobile and tablets are
Paper is just the beginning for FiftyThree, and we're working hard on our
next product. We like to say that Paper is "where ideas begin"; what we're
working on next is a service to "bring ideas together". To use a rough
analogy, something along the lines of GitHub for ideas and creations.
We believe in using the best tools for the job, and for us, that means
Neo4j for the database layer. We already have an enterprise license, and we
already have a great relationship with the Neo4j team.
What we don't have is great back-end and dev-ops engineers who'd love to
set up our Neo4j cluster and make it sing. We expect to have a million
users right when we launch -- so you'll be making sure we're ready to scale
right from the start.
This also means there's a lot of room for creativity on both the
engineering and operations sides. We already know our activity feed
algorithm can be improved, as can our categorization. Should we delegate
some of these things to offline processes? Or can we find ways to make them
realtime and efficient?
If this sounds interesting to you, reach out and let's chat. I look forward
to hearing from you!
P.S. I should probably link to our formal jobs