Enso

The most interactive ELT / data processing tool you have ever used.

Senior Rust Developer at Enso

0.10% - 1.00%
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Sylwia Brodacka
Sylwia Brodacka
Founder

About the role

Senior Rust Developer

Hi, we are Enso (Y Combinator S21)! We are looking for a rock star Rust/WebGL developer to join our core team. We are a remote first company, working in Europe and the USA.

What is Enso?

From the business perspective, Enso is a no-code interactive data analysis tool. It lets you load, blend, and analyze your data, and then automate the whole process, simply by connecting visual components together. Enso has the potential to disrupt the data analytics industry over the next five years. Currently, the market operates using old-fashioned, limited, and non-extensible software which has been unable to keep up with businesses as they transition to the cloud.

From a technical perspective, Enso is a purely functional, programming language with a double visual and textual syntax representation and a polyglot evaluation model. It means that you can mix other languages with Enso (Java, JavaScript, Python, R) without wrappers and with close-to-zero performance overhead. Enso GUI is based on a custom Rust-based WebGL vector shapes renderer, while its compiler utilizes the GraalVM framework. Click here to learn more.

Who are we looking for?

Enso would be a great place for you if:

  • You're an expert in Rust.
  • You’re any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age.
  • You like to laugh.
  • You want to work hard, have fun doing it, and own projects from end-to-end.
  • You are friendly and like to collaborate.
  • You move fast and ask for help when needed.
  • You value being part of a team and a community.
  • You can set your ego aside because you know that good ideas can come from anywhere.
  • You enjoy working in public, putting yourself out there and showing your learning.
  • You appreciate a competitive salary and significant stock options.

Responsibilities

You'll be responsible for designing and building the visual layer of Enso. It includes a high-performance WebGL renderer, the Enso language graph editor, and its visualization system. This will involve:

  • Working closely with stakeholders and customers to design how the Enso GUI should operate.
  • Developing the WebGL renderer that is used to implement this GUI.
  • Building a next-generation UI framework using this renderer for use in Enso.
  • Using this UI framework to build the GUI for Enso itself.
  • Debugging performance issues to ensure that the renderer is capable of achieving high performance even on low-powered hardware.
  • Creating visualisations for data science libraries using the renderer and other JavaScript libraries.

Requirements

We have a few particular skills that we're looking for in this role:

  • A strong focus on both user experience and aesthetics.
  • 3+ years commercial experience with Rust, including experience writing unsafe code for FFI and performance, and using the macro system for metaprogramming. You should be able to write idiomatic rust code.
  • 2+ years experience with JavaScript, including debugging web stack performance issues.
  • Practical experience building high-performance graphical interfaces for end-user-facing applications.

As part of the hiring process for this job posting we're very interested in your previous work in these areas. Please link us to your Rust projects, blog posts and shadertoy shaders if you have them! It's important for us to understand your experience at the start of the hiring process.

It would be a big bonus if you had:

  • Experience with Rust's WASM toolchain, with wasm-bindgen, and experience with WASM itself.
  • Experience with visual programming systems such as Houdini, Max/MSP, Lab VIEW, or Touch Designer.
  • Knowledge of the runtime and memory models used by various JavaScript virtual machines.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript visualization libraries.
  • Experience with GPU programming (OpenGL, WebGL, DirectX).

Avoid the confidence gap. You don't have to match all of the skills above to apply!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for the role! You can also tell us about:

  • Some of your past work or projects.
  • Why you'd like to work on Enso, and where you imagine Enso being in 5 years.
  • The most important features of a team that you'd like to work in.
  • Whether you take pride in your ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with your team.

Why you should join Enso

Enso (https://enso.org) is a no-code interactive ETL and data analysis tool. It lets you load, blend, analyze your data, and then automate the whole process, simply by connecting visual components together. At Enso, we have a world-class team, with developers, community managers, and business developers from all walks of life and backgrounds.