Jobs @ Ombud

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We’re hiring!

Do you want to change how the enterprise researches and purchases business solutions? Do you enjoy building great software with developers and designers who seriously care about their product? Do you like to have fun? Read on!

Ombud is redefining how enterprises research, select, and implement technology. Today, worldwide Information Technology spending is a $3.8 Trillion market. Ombud has one humble goal: to manage 1% of Global IT purchasing decisions in the next 60 months.

Ombud is a privately funded company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The company was founded in the spring of 2011 by a team of friends and executors who have built some great software institutions, i.e., one of our founders is the CEO of Cloudera. The name, Ombud, is derived from Ombudsman, "a person who acts as a trusted intermediary between an organization and some internal or external constituency while representing not only but mostly the broad scope of constituent interests." We are building a platform to do just that at Ombud.

What are we offering?

  • Competitive salary (we've got funding)
  • Early-stage Equity (everyone should share in our success)
  • Full health benefits (nobody likes being sick)
  • Generous vacation policy (avoid burnout, pursue your follies)
  • Dog friendly office (if your dog is friendly)
  • Office in the heart of downtown Denver (great choices for food, vibrant community)
  • Custom brews crafted by our team (award-winning, in fact)

Current Openings

Development Operations

You have

  • BS degree in computer science or related field (3 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree) (You must know the difference between graph theory and graph paper)
  • Extremely sound knowledge of UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • A strong understanding of Build Processes and can name some great plugins for Jenkins
  • Coding proficiency in at least one language (we use Java and Groovy)
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (like Amazon EC2)
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills
  • Personal motivation and the drive to execute with minimal guidance
  • Good hygiene and you enjoy late nights perusing through GitHub for a project to fork

Your skills

  • Experience with distributed unix/linux systems administration and performance tuning
  • Troubleshooting skills that range from diagnosing low-level hardware issues to large-scale failures within datacenter clusters
  • Experience with network management systems and network monitoring tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, and/or Cacti
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced environment, resolving multiple interrupt-driven priorities simultaneously
  • One or more web app frameworks (like Ruby on Rails, Groovy/Grails, or Python/Django)
  • Knowledge of large-scale internet service architectures including (at least one of) load balancing, LAMP and CDN’s.
  • Experience with operating systems internals, filesystems, programming language design, compilers also a plus

Your Responsibilities

  • Build robust and impactful tools and systems
  • Design and implement new and exciting features
  • Build integration points with other systems and tools utilizing web services and APIs
  • Develop and review system architectures, capacity plans, tooling needs, automation plan and product launch plans
  • Manage our back-end services (Hadoop, HBase, Solr, MySQL, Tomcat, Apache, EC2)
  • Identify and address capacity-related issues proactively

Front End Developer

You have

  • Experience building dynamic and interactive front-end solutions for large scale websites
  • A passion for accessibility, great usability, and exceptional quality
  • Strong empathy for the end user
  • A solid understanding of the integration between front and back end systems, and a desire to learn and build in both areas
  • Personal motivation and the drive to execute with minimal guidance
  • Good hygiene and you enjoy late nights perusing through GitHub for a project to fork

Your skills

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Javascript, preferably with a major library (like jQuery)
  • Best practices for cross-browser implementations
  • One or more javascript MV* frameworks (like Knockout, Backbone or Angular)
  • One or more web app frameworks (like Ruby on Rails, Groovy/Grails, or Python/Django)
  • Version control with Git

Your Responsibilities

  • Work with all departments to ensure that the application experience exceeds expectations
  • Translate requirement documents into clean code
  • Design and implement new features
  • Support existing feature set and optimize for scale
  • Plan front-end infrastructure to best manage assets and future development
  • Research and understand trends and changes in web application development methodologies and technologies
  • Help build automated front end tests

Full-Stack Developer

You have

  • A BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related technical discipline or equivalent experience (You must know the difference between graph theory and graph paper)
  • Coding proficiency in at least one language (we use Java and Groovy)
  • Several years of experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (like Amazon EC2)
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills
  • Personal motivation and the drive to execute with minimal guidance
  • Good hygiene and you enjoy late nights perusing through GitHub for a project to fork

Your skills

  • MySQL, Hibernate, and HBase
  • One or more web app frameworks (like Ruby on Rails, Groovy/Grails, or Python/Django)
  • Configuration and maintenance of common server applications (like Tomcat and Apache)
  • Linux and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • Version control with git

Your Responsibilities:

  • Build robust and impactful tools and systems
  • Design and implement new and exciting features
  • Build integration points with other systems and tools utilizing web services and APIs
  • Develop and review system architectures, capacity plans, tooling needs, automation plan and product launch plans
  • Manage our back-end services (Hadoop, HBase, Solr, MySQL, Tomcat, Apache, EC2)
  • Identify and address capacity-related issues proactively

Inside Sales - Account Development Representative

Ombud is seeking a sales professional to join our growing company. In this role, you will work directly with top brands and Ombud’s executive team to deliver solutions that change the way enterprises research, select, and implement technology solutions.

Ideal candidates can execute on an inside sales strategy, build deep client relationships, leverage the Ombud platform to provide actionable insights, and manage productivity-enhancing projects. We also look for candidates who enjoy solving complex problems through marketing and analytical excellence, synthesizing disparate pieces of information into concrete recommendations. You should have a deep passion for technology and consider yourself a thought leader who connects others to new ways of doing business.

You have

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree
  • 2+ years experience
  • A can do attitude and you are a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced, start-up environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience cold calling and carrying a quarterly sales quota
  • A strong interest to build something new and do it well
  • Absolute humility and you leave your ego at the door
  • Experience using a CRM solution (Salesforce, SugarCRM, etc)

To Apply

Send a PDF of your resume to and let us know what you're passionate about outside of work. Code samples, GitHub accounts or portfolios will be a major component of the selection process.

Please don’t apply if you are recruiter, offshore developer, or a contractor looking for remote/telecommuting work.