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Job Opportunity - Software Engineer at Spling

From: Tom P.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:04 PM

I'm contacting the list on behalf of Spling. Spling is a startup company that recently received funding by DreamIt Ventures and is currently involved in the DreamIt incubator at Philadelphia's University City Science Center on 34'th and Market. Spling is also financially backed by Menlo Ventures and various angels. Upon graduation from DreamIt, the company plans to stay located in Philly.

According to one of its founders, Billy McFarland, Spling is a new way to navigate, use, and experience the Internet. Spling is a portal for you to browse the Internet through your friends, and a place for you to share the Internet with your friends. Spling also allows you to connect, share, and collaborate with like-minded individuals and friends through specified interest groups.

Spling uses Python/Django and MySQL on the backend. They are looking for experienced Python/Django web programmers to join their team. The ideal candidate will also have strong front-end web skills, i.e., HTML/CSS/JavaScript.­ The company is offering a competitive salary, $80K - $140K (commensurate with your skills), and stock options.

If you are interested in this position, you should contact Billy McFarland directly: bmcfarland -AT- spling -DOT- com


PS- We have never really spoke as a group as to how we feel regarding job opportunities being posted to the list. My personal opinion is that it is fine, so long as it is one message with direct contact info to the company (or recruiter) who is listing the posting. In general, no further conversation should be had regarding the job as that should be between the poster and interested parties, off-line from our list. Personally I applaud Billy and Spling for their acumen regarding recruiting local Python developers through PhillyPUG. Billy and I sat down face-to-face for a few minutes last week to discuss the company and the position. Further, rather than just spamming the list he came to me to send out an email on his behalf. Since we have no formal policy or agreement on this yet, I gladly obliged to send out this email on behalf of Billy/Spling. Going forward, it would be my vote to say that companies can directly post their opportunity to our list (once) then take all subsequent conversations regarding the listing off-line as discussed above. If you have strong feelings about this topic, one way or the other, please let your voice be heard (i.e. send your comments to the list). We could, of course, be a bit more lenient toward our sponsor companies (i.e. if they want to remind us periodically that they are still hiring, I think that is fine).

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