People are overwhelmed by the email they receive. We solve that by separating the wheat from the chaff. People love that and they are happy to pay us for solving it.
Ruby, Rails, Mysql as well as interacting with IMAP, WebDav and EWS.
1. Which emails are worthless? Which emails are really important? Which emails should wait, but not forever?
2. Figure this out without reading the body of the email.
3. Do this in a scalable, easily maintained way, so that you don’t need 40,000 engineers and a data center’s worth of hardware to support it.
1. Email is very private, ensuring users privacy is job one.
2. Microsoft Exchange servers are the Internet Explorer of the email server world
3. Most mail services require a password to access and everyone has been told to never give their password to anyone.
4. Oh yeah: people get a lot of email but hate when they miss something important.
The Best Part:
This is like crack, but in a good way. We get love letters from users. Check out http://sanebox.com/testimonials
Some examples of stuff we’ve done in the last couple of months
1. set up a reward referral program
2. support the sad but lucrative world of Microsoft Exchange by integrating the EWS protocol into our system
3. create some powerful email tools that allow users to control their unimportant email from an email summary digest
4. iteratively improve mysql performance
5. update apache config to avoid the latest DOS attack
1. like working for someone who actually cares if you are happy
2. like working on a project that makes people happy
3. like working on a project that has lots of active users
4. like making things that people use
5. not mind being on call. everyone on the engineering team is on call periodically
6. be a SaneBox user
If this is you:
Send a cover letter and resume and current pay requirements to roseman at sanebox dot com. You will probably go into my @SaneLater folder, but that won’t last very long. Most of our team operates remotely so if you have a decent Internet connection you are good to go. (don’t forget… you get extra points for humor)