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Get FREE movies for LIFE! Help us find a tech team member!

We’re giving away a LIFETIME OF FREE MOVIES* to any VidAngel customer who guides us to an engineer that becomes a full-time member of VidAngel’s team* :

Step #1 – forward this link to your tech friends so they can see the positions available:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/vidangel-growing-jedadiah-ashford

Step #2 – have your friend send their resume to liz@vidangel.com. Ask them to include your VidAngel account email address letting us know you referred them.

Step #3 – after we hire your friend, we’ll add your lifetime* of credit to your account. Don’t worry, your engineer friend gets unlimited free movies by joining our team.

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VidAngel company celebration when we met our goal last week (we’re months ahead of plan). We went to the theatre together on paid time 🙂 We won’t admit how many of us teared up watching “Inside Out”

And here’s a fun, true story, in poetry:

Once upon a time, far-far away,

an amazing USAA mobile programmer from Texas,
found a new website that he loved more than breakfast.

This new VidAngel customer named Jed,
watched movies with his family before bed.

Well, he found a little bug,
that he offered to help plug

And became VidAngel’s tech team leader instead 🙂

Meet Jed: He has an infamous list in the company named after him, that pretty much the entire company operates around. He also gets to watch all the movies he wants for FREE.

 

* Lifetime of movies means $10,000 of non-transferable, non-refundable VidAngel account credit (or 100 SD movie nights a year for the next 67 years!).  Joining Team VidAngel means that your referral joins the tech team and stays onboard for at least one year. We’ll give you one year of credit during the referred employee’s trial period.  (credit will be disbursed at $150 per year – no worries, we will send you all the details)

Help Wanted: Data Scientist

Company Info

VidAngel makes movies and YouTube safe for families. We are building parental controls and filtering tools to help parents protect their kids from graphic sex, swearing, and violence. Check out http://www.vidangel.com/ for more information.

Our founding team includes some of the top YouTube marketing minds in the world. We led the creative teams behind the OrabrushOrapup, and Poo~Pourri YouTube campaigns. By joining our team you will surround yourself with world-class talent.

We are looking for a Data Scientist with a proven background in distributed systems and backend infrastructure engineering.

Responsibilities Include

  • Architect the backend web service infrastructure capable of handling traffic from millions of active users using the VidAngel browser extensions
  • Develop distributed Extract Transform and Load (ETL) processes to ensure all user activity log data is reliably processed and stored
  • Design and build interactive tools and dashboards that allow non-engineers to make data driven decisions
  • Develop mathematical models to deliver customized user experience based on user activity and preferences
  • Analyze user data to algorithmic-ally determine user profiles and recommend videos they would like the most

Desired Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in Python (or Java) and its application and systems frameworks
  • Expertise in distributed systems concepts and technologies (like Hadoop ecosystem)
    • Experience applying advanced algorithms to analyze large amounts of data
  • Facility with applied mathematics or machine learning
  • Experience working with crowdsourcing platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk or CrowdFlower
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and persuasive skills) and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical members of VidAngel
  • Advanced degree in relevant field (Computer Science or Mathematics) or commensurate experience

Bonus Points

  • Passionate about data science
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • Understanding of YouTube marketing dynamics

Help Wanted: Part-time Office Assistant and Bookkeeper

Company Info

VidAngel makes movies and YouTube safe for families. We are building parental controls and filtering tools to help parents protect their kids from graphic sex, swearing, and violence. Check out the rough drafts of some of our upcoming ads (Ad-1, Ad-2, Ad-3.)

Our founding team includes some of the top YouTube marketing minds in the world. We led the creative teams behind the Orabrush, Orapup, and Poo~Pourri YouTube campaigns. By joining our team you will surround yourself with world-class talent.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a detail-oriented office assistant/bookkeeper to join our team on a part-time basis. Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing files (both digital and print)
  • Maintaining Quickbooks
  • Booking meetings and making travel arrangements for core team members
  • Keep office stocked with supplies
  • Keep office and restrooms tidy
  • Other miscellaneous slave-type labor (just kidding on the slave part)

Desired Characteristics

  • Organized
  • Punctual
  • Detail-oriented
  • Clean
  • Honest
  • Self-starting

 If interested, please email your resume to benton@vidangel.com. Please include an interesting story about yourself.