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Germany-based "business social network" XING announced this week that the XING API is now officially out of beta, and invited external developers to register for access at dev.xing.com. Since March of this year, the XING API has been available as a "closed beta," and XING reported that over three thousand developers tried out the API during that period, "creating almost 150 active apps and producing around 17 million API requests per day."
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has been helping veterans find employment for years. They provide job listing and educational services that are designed to make the transition a lot easier. With the Addition of the VetSuccess API, the VA is making job posting a lot easier for prospective employers.
The SOAP-based Field Nation API allows your app to do a range of activities possible on the site, from finding technicians to monitoring work in progress. Field Nation covers a wide range of areas of expertise, from health care to computers to helping individuals install home entertainment systems.
The Hireright API integrates Hireright's background checking solutions into applications because hiring has in part become a game of speed: you need the automated tasks done fast with the information available inside your system for digitally flexible use.
Busy week! We've got nine job openings this week in a variety of roles. Also notable this time around is the platform positions at companies not typically known for their API work: Visa, Bloomberg and Getty Images. As more and more companies continue to build an API strategy we'll continue to see even more of these types of openings.
Careeronestop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides an API to gain access to their broad range of tools for finding a job, or upgrading a career.
The XML-based Feinsearch API makes it possible for companies seeking to do multiple searches, sometimes in the thousands, to integrate that capability into their own programs via its proprietary EIN Batchmatch. The Feinsearch database has more than 16 million business and suppliers.
The Bay Area streak has been broken! Today's jobs are all based in New York City and represent three areas NYC is known for: finance, media and startups.
San Francisco continues its dominance of the API job market, but this week brings us a new location we haven't seen before: New Zealand. As more and more API-related jobs become available, it's likely that they'll continue to show up all over the world.
Continuing on an appearance in our last jobs post for a job with the same title, this week we've got two 'Full Stack Developer' positions. These developers are expected to have experience with both the front- and back-end technologies required to power a web service API. If you fancy yourself a polyglot that likes working on a lot of different projects and technologies, this might be the job for you.
One of the lesser known features of API Jobs is the aggregation of API-related jobs from all over the web. Pulling in jobs from GitHub Jobs, StackOverflow Careers 2.0, Crunchboard, and the 37signals job board every hour creates a never-ending stream of possibilities. Check it out next time you're on the site.
For this week's API Jobs installment we have four senior positions at software companies big and small. With two in Silicon Valley and two in San Francisco, another clear trend is reinforced: the majority of API jobs are in the Bay Area. Have a job somewhere else? Create a featured listing on API Jobs to be included in next week's ProgrammableWeb jobs post.
It's been busy recently on API Jobs, the dedicated job board for API-focused professionals I built a couple months ago. The site features the best jobs building APIs, integrating them, or working at companies whose primary service is an API. Each week I'll be bringing you an overview of the newest featured listings on the site.
A company hyper-focused on improving address books via its FullContact API has landed itself on several U.S. television shows. But they aren't talking about FullContact's technology. Instead, Good Morning America and others are focused on the company's new policy to pay $7,500 per year for each of its employees' vacations.
The Resfly API gives developers access to a integrating the ability to post jobs on many of the big job boards onto their platform. These range from Indeed (which apparently has eclipsed Monster) to Linkedin, from Craigslist to specialized ones in health care and other interests.
Two months ago I was looking for a side project to spend my time on keeping the saw sharp. I noticed there was no central place to find jobs related to my favorite technology: APIs. There were a lot of API-focused companies out there looking to hire, and a lot of companies looking to hire people specifically to work on API integrations, but no central place to connect employers with candidates that shared their passion for all things HTTP. I found a suitable domain and two months later, API Jobs was born.