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Whitecerner

At Cerner, we solve complex problems with an innovative edge; we are the brains that focus on making you, your family, and friends healthy and happy. We work with the latest technologies and languages and are always looking for smart developers to work with us. Stay in touch with us on our blog and Twitter.

Sparx

SparX is a small engineering team focused on applying online machine learning and predictive modeling to eCommerce (impacting a 24 billion dollar business). Our stack is 100% Clojure, service oriented, targeting 50 million users with 1ms SLAs. We apply engineering and data science to tough problems such as dynamic pricing, shipping estimations, personalized emails, and multi-variate testing.

We are always looking for talent in data-science, engineering and devops. Bonus points if you can bridge 2 of these together. We love people with strong fundamentals who can dive deep. We’re a small team, so you will have an opportunity for a high-impact role, targeting over 50 million users. But our best perk is our colleagues: a diverse and extremely talented team of stunning engineers, data-scientists and eCommerce experts.

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Founded in 2008 and based in Palo Alto, California, Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired, Inc.) is a technology-focused mobile company building the best global real-time MMOs. Our current top title, Game Of War – Fire Age, is enjoying explosive worldwide growth on the back of a rigorous technical platform that includes features such as realtime chat translation between dozens of languages and has the largest worldwide number of concurrent players in a single world instance environment. With an unwavering focus on technological innovations, we are always looking for exceptional talents from around the world to help build a great technology company. We are a Y-Combinator company with two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures. For more information, please see www.machinezone.com.

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Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.

The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge – the multi-protocol router was born.

Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

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We are a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. Since our founding in 2001, Two Sigma’s vision has been to develop technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world’s data to consistently deliver value for our clients. We are looking for talented individuals who like to solve hard problems – people who love intellectual challenges, thrive in a collaborative environment, and want to see what they do make a difference. Start a conversation. Please contact Recruiting@twosigma.com.

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Basho Technologies, Inc., founded in January 2008 by a core group of Software Architects, Engineers and Executive Leadership from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Basho produces Riak, a distributed datastore that combines high availability, easily-scalable capacity and throughput, and ease of use. Riak’s complete availability means that applications built using Riak remain both read- and write-available under almost any operational conditions and without requiring intervention. Available in both an open source and a paid commercial version, Riak provides unprecedented read- and write-availability to web, mobile, and enterprise applications.

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Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Thousands of customers in 58 countries run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon. Visit www.engineyard.com.

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Best known for Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Research has been pioneering computation and computational knowledge for nearly 30 years—and systematically building the knowledge-based symbolic programming language that has recently been released as the Wolfram Language, and opens the door to a new level of software and cloud systems.

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At Criteo, personalized performance advertising is what we do. And it’s what we do best. Known for the quality of our digital advertising technologies, developed by the 250+ world-class engineers working for our R&D in Paris, Grenoble and Palo Alto and having one of the biggest Hadoop clusters in Europe, our technology takes an algorithmic approach to determining what user we show an ad to, when, and for what products. We serve over 7000 advertisers worldwide and have direct relationships with over 9000 publishers. Criteo helps advertisers sell more. Techologies: Hadoop, Couchbase, Redis, Mesos, Kafka, Storm, Cassandra. Read more about here if you are curious : http://labs.criteo.com/

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Mandrill is a simple cloud-based email delivery platform that lets developers outsource the pain of getting into the inbox by using SMTP or a simple RESTish API. Mandrill is built on top of the same email sending architecture that powers MailChimp, the email publishing system used by over a million small businesses and large enterprises. We’re trying to make extremely robust and low latency email delivery available to every application.

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8thlight

8th Light, Inc. is a Chicago based Agile software development company with expertise in a variety of programming languages that writes beautiful applications for your web, mobile, and embedded projects. 8th light also offers apprenticeships to push the limits of your knowledge in software development.

8th Light, Software is our craft™. www.8thlight.com

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Asynchrony, a division of Schafer, specializes in custom application development, systems integration and secure collaboration. In short, we connect people, information and systems. Our focus is on mission-critical projects for public safety, the defense industry and Fortune 1000 enterprises. Our Agile development methodology allows us to be highly responsive to the evolving needs of our clients; it also ensures that the solutions we deliver actually work. Asynchrony is based in downtown Saint Louis and is proud to be an ongoing part of Strange Loop.

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O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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Oasis Digital is a custom software development firm in St. Louis, MO. We create high quality software and solve hard problems, to help our customers thrive.

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We’re maniacally passionate gamers who believe that being serious professionals doesn‘t mean taking ourselves too seriously. We couple fast-paced, world-class coding with a relaxed, open office environment. Dive in with daily play-testing, pick-up matches of ping pong, or old-school games on the X-Arcade – we’re a team that believes coming to work should be fun.

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Context.IO is a REST API and is the easiest way to integrate your user’s email data into your app.

Adzerk

Adzerk is an API-based ad server that enables web publishers and app developers to build innovative ad solutions, such as native ads, search ads, revenue optimized ads, and custom targeting. We partner with innovators who make the internet a better place, like reddit, StackExchange, and BitTorrent. Check out our technical blog (http://adzerk.com/tech) and follow us on Twitter (@adzerktech).