Role: Associate Software engineer

Reports to: Anaconda Distribution Manager

Department: Engineering

Location: Austin, TX

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt      

 

Help Us Shape the Future of Data

With over 16 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular Python data science platform. Anaconda, Inc. continues to lead open source projects like Anaconda, NumPy, and SciPy that form the foundation of modern data science. Anaconda’s flagship product, Anaconda Enterprise, allows organizations to secure, govern, scale, and extend Anaconda to deliver actionable insights that drive businesses and industries forward.

Anaconda is seeking people who want to play a role in shaping the future of enterprise AI, machine learning, and data science. We strive to create a culture that is both relaxed and focused, and we stress empathy and collaboration with our customers, open source users, and each other. Our primary employee perk is that we are actively working on projects that have a global impact.

Summary

Anaconda is looking for a motivated entry-level developer to join the Anaconda Distribution team. The role will involve authoring and updating conda recipes and building conda packages and developing tools and automation around those recipes. Conda is an open source package and environment management system for installing multiple versions of software packages and their dependencies and switching easily between them. It works on Linux, macOS and Windows, and supports several languages, with a general focus on data science, and strong current support for Python and R.  The conda packages distributed are used by over 16 million people worldwide.

Applicants should include references to any and all relevant professional social media accounts that display their work and contributions (e.g. LinkedIn, Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, StackOverflow, Project Euler, Codewars, HackerRank, Anaconda Cloud). Please include a cover letter with your application explaining your interest in this position.  All qualified candidates must be in Austin, or willing to relocate to Austin.

What You’ll Do:

What You Need:

  • Basic knowledge of Python or some shell scripting (bash, MS-DOS batch, powershell) to automate rote system-level tasks
  • Persistent drive to improve workflows and make things better
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work well on a team as well as independently
  • Must be based in Austin, TX area or willing to relocate

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Able to fix bugs in software written in a range of languages and contribute fixes to the upstream projects
  • Familiarity with git or other version control software
  • Familiarity with compilers like MS Visual Studio, gcc, clang, gfortran, Makefiles, CMake and Autotools.
  • Comfortable with building software using MSBuild, CMake, nmake, or similar, able to dig into any build system or code-base to diagnose and fix problems.
  • Familiarity with the shared library mechanisms on Windows, macOS and Linux, and techniques for diagnosing and resolving missing or mismatched libraries.
  • Experience building conda recipes and packages and uploading them to Anaconda Cloud
  • Experience with other Anaconda open source projects and tools
  • Familiar with building installers (Windows NSIS installers, macOS GUI installers, shell installers, others)
  • Some experience with Python, C, C++, R, javascript
  • Some experience with packaging software for a Software Distribution would be advantageous (Homebrew, Linux, Cygwin, MSYS2 etc).

Why You’ll Like Working Here:

  • A dynamic company that rewards high-performers
  • Be on the cutting edge of new technologies and services
  • Collaborative team environment that values multiple perspectives and fresh thinking
  • Employees First culture
  • Casual dress code
  • Work home Wednesdays (optional)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Life and 401K
  • Pre IPO Stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation!
  • Parental Leave

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 

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