Our job is to help scientists get the PDFs they need instantly so they can save time and find cures. We're the second largest search engine for science behind Google Scholar … and want to be number one.
Driven engineers seeking teammate.
We're generalists, so we hire talented engineers who get things done, and done well. Our ideal developer loves software, has side projects that they can't wait to show off and is looking for a place where their contributions will make the world better.
Pubget is located in the Boston seaport in a contemporary open space. We're a small team (fewer than 20 people) with startup culture but big company salary and benefits. We offer a flexible work environment, catered meals and the latest tech. Most importantly you'll get the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the pace of life science discoveries.
Pubget is more than just a killer search engine, we offer a suite of tools for public, academic, and corporate research institutions to help them serve their scientists more efficiently.
And Yes, We Have one Key Position Open, as of April, 2013
Ethan has left us to pursue a degree in the halls of academia — we'll miss him and wish him well.
Senior Software Engineer: Ruby on Rails
Want to work on a small team with other A Players? Want to work with big data in a Rails environment? How about all of this in a startup environment without the startup risk?
Pubget.com is a search engine that helps scientists and researchers get access to published articles without hassles or headaches. We enable search across more than 30 million articles and provide centralized subscription access to many hundreds of universities and other research institutions across the world — by matching the two, we help scientists do their work more easily.
We are looking for an experienced software engineer who knows Rails well, and is also very strong with relational database. We use a customized Solr for search, and article data are stored on MongoDB — experience in these technologies is a big plus. We have hundreds of servers on Amazon AWS. And yes, we test and run a continuous integration server. Experience with Microsoft Windows is very much not needed.
We’re a small team so are seeking an engineer who is proficient at all levels of the stack, you: you get around well in Unix, are comfortable at the command line, know tools like git, bash, debugger, ssh. You know SQL, but also understand data design, and know configuration and workings of MySQL (or better yet, PostgreSQL). You eat Apache or Nginx configs for breakfast. And you know all levels of Rails from bottom to top, including externals like rake, Capistrano, bundler, RVM and so on. We’re geeks.
We’re very much a startup in spirit — agile, fast, risk takers. We’re in Boston close to South Station, and our parent company Copyright Clearance Center (which acquired us just over a year ago) is in Danvers. We all love and live the startup ethos, but also like working for a stable company that offers bonuses, matching 401k and other (actually beneficial) benefits. Did we mention breakfast and lunch, and a T pass if you need it?
Our mission is to find and build new and cool things that help scientists, authors and researchers do their jobs. We think that’s pretty cool. We have a lot of work to do — are you sufficiently experienced, talented, and exceptional at what you do to be a good fit for Pubget?
Pubget, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, provides software focused on expediting discoverability, access to, and analysis of content. By integrating CCC and Pubget services, we now bring clients a seamless end-to-end content search, retrieval and management solution that makes copyright compliance easy.E-mail us to apply!
Tom Harrison Director of Engineering
Startup guy, executive and senior leader, founder, inventor, manager, software architect, developer, dev-ops guy, Rails early adopter, and liaison between business and technical worlds. Tom is a Princeton grad from the olden days.
Efe Yardimci Lead Architect
Efe was a compiler developer in a previous life and is now using his technical expertise to build Pubget's scalable search platform. He has a BS in EE from METU in Ankara, Turkey, a MS in CE from NU and a PhD in CS from UC Irvine.
Matt Moskwa Senior Software Engineer
Matt's been with Pubget since the beginning, joining in early 2009 and building the framework for many of the features that make our software the fastest way to get access to scientific research. Matt loves nothing more than figuring out paths to PDFs — just ask him. He's an MIT grad who loves making music on the side.
Peter Cepeda Lead UX Developer
Peter sets Pubget's stylistic stage as our Lead UX Developer. Peter is our "unicorn" — the mythical beast who is a brilliant designer and writes clean and beautiful code. An adept martial artist, when not kicking derriere, he is designing and developing iOS games as a hobby.
Anit Das Software Engineer
Anit is the lead developer on PaperStats, and has lead the effort to make all of Pubget accessible via a RESTful API, used by major corporations who have implemented Pubget. Anit has a BS in Computer Science from Tufts University.
Pat Dignan Software Engineer
Pat graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Science. He has worked on our systems for running and managing the hundreds of tasks that gather and manage that data behind Pubget, and is our Amazon Web Services go-to-guy. Pat prefers writing Ruby to writing English.
Ian Donovan Software Engineer
Ian joined Pubget after getting his Computer Engineering BS from Tufts. Pubget Updates was his first major contribution to the team, is now reworking the code that gobbles up article abstract feeds for lunch. He's also a stand-up comic and eats like a squirrel.
David Mudrauskas Level II Support Engineer
David works with our enterprise and university customers to help them implement Pubget's services within their organizations. David knows more about Pubget than anyone, and apparently doesn't know the meaning of stress.