[Baypiggies] Python Developer for National Science Foundation Startup

Rocky Kahn rocky at teampatent.com
Tue Mar 3 18:38:50 CET 2009

TeamPatent, an innovative National Science Foundation-funded startup,
is looking for an expert Python software engineer to help build our document
management engine.  This may sound
straightforward, but it turns out that what we're doing is
ground-breaking research--the National Science Foundation describes
our technology as "game changing".  We've recently launched a beta and have
about 18 months of funding--enough to take us through this dismal economy.

We're building a high-performance, browser-based word processor with an
integrated drawing editor.  It provides responsive collaboration for large,
multimedia documents... imagine a mixture of Mozilla Bespin and Google
Docs.  We're first applying our
editor to drafting patent applications--a highly-constrained, high-value
niche in which we have both technical and market expertise.
Longer-term, we're designing a new type of general word processor that
could be an important part of the future of Office 2.0.

Strong candidates will have previously led architectural design and
implementation of a data-driven web application,
preferably in a smaller company or team where you had to wear many
hats. You'll be working in Python
and other open-source tools including SQLAlchemy and PostgreSQL as you
refine our document versioning engine and
build a deployment system on Linux-based Amazon EC2 instances.  Upcoming
backend design/implementation challenges include real-time federated search
across dynamically-instantiated servers.

As a member of TeamPatent, you'll help contribute to open source--we
already maintain two of the largest widgets in Dojo--dijit.Editor
dojox.Sketch--and, with your involvement, we hope to contribute facets
of our backend infrastructure.
TeamPatent holds the potential to be a career-making project with
enormous intellectual scope and market potential.
We're smart, creative, and open to new ideas...join us!
 This position is full-time (with a startup ethos) and on-site in Alameda
(10min bike from Fruitvale BART).  You can see an application screenshot on
our homepage but the beta is still private so if you'd like to try the
editor and/or watch demonstration videos, please ask for an account.  Write
to me, the founder, at rocky at teampatent.com
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