We are a small team building algorithms analyzing social media and the cryptocurrency space. We are trying to find ways to describe groups of people mathematically. Some groups with well defined structures are easy, such as a company, government or an army. Others are hard: such as a village, academia or an online community interested in bitcoin. We are interested in the latter.
We believe this project can open the doors to solving the fundamental problems in decentralized systems design.
These will be your tasks
As a backend developer you’ll be responsible for managing things like scheduling background tasks, building API routes for our clients, and collecting and storing data from other APIs for use in our algorithms, all the while logging and fixing errors along the way. If you like working with MVC’s transforming and moving data in creative and efficient ways, this if for you.
We are also constantly finding new scaling challenges as we collect more data and users and need to readjust deployment on our servers. We need to manage communication between services, backups, testing, as well as resource management such as memory.
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How we work
We are mostly a distributed team of 5 and growing. Most of the team members are located in Europe.
Culture of Critical Thinking
One of the biggest risks we face is that we can fool ourselves into believing that we got something to work when we in fact did not. This is because verifying accuracy of our algorithm’s outputs takes a long time and significant infrastructure. This means that an experiment that was not well-thought through enough can lead us to wasting months of work. We cannot afford that. For this reason, it is essential that we build a culture around critical thinking and closely follow the scientific method.
If you are not familiar with Critical Thinking & the Scientific Method, we encourage you to watch the following videos before having a chat with us:
Richard Feynman discussing the Scientific Method
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