Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Buffalo, NY

URL: www.synacor.com/careers

Are you passionate about writing outstanding code? Do you
love working on products that users rave about? Do you thrive in an environment
where creativity is at its finest? Do you enjoy tackling hard problems and have
a track record delivering results? We are looking for a talented, driven and
experienced Developer who is looking for an opportunity to team up with other programming
experts in an exciting and growing company. The ideal candidate will have a
can-do attitude, passion for technology, and extensive Java development
experience. So if you are interested in building applications used by millions
of people then Synacor is the place for you! 
are seeking a Senior Java Developer to
work on our Primetime team, who will perform development, enhancement and
maintenance of existing software modules, custom programming for clients and
various data manipulation tasks.
and Responsibilities:
  • Development,
    documentation, and maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications for
    our platform team.
  • Development
    of integration technologies to rapidly integrate with disparate systems.
  • Providing
    technical consultation and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor
    staff members.
  • Participating
    in technical planning and architectural exercises
  • Conducting
    peer reviews in an agile environment 
  • Acting
    as a resource for colleagues; may direct the work of other staff members
  • Other
    duties as assigned
Education, Experience and Skills:
  • A
    minimum of 2-5 years development experience in large-scale database-driven
    applications using Java.
  • BS,
    MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive
    experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, databases, or
    performance analysis.
  • Experience
    with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Riak or Cassandra.
  • Experience
    with caching proxies like Varnish or Squid.
  • Knowledge of Hadoop, pig or hive
    highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Solr or other search
    platform highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and
    ability to collaborate.
What we’ll bring to the table:
  • 100%
    Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision) for all employees and
    eligible dependents
  • Competitive
    compensation package, including stock option grants (for eligible
  • Award
    winning company culture
  • Casual
    dress and flexible environment
  • Generous
    paid time off
  • Extensive
    learning and training opportunities: internal training sessions,
    innovation fests, and much more
  • 25
    cent vending machines
  • Free
    Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
  • Monthly
    company connections (get to know your co-workers)
  • The
    opportunity to make a difference!
Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace. 
Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent
vending machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for
the executives.  Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with
our new open workspaces.  Our leadership team understands that the best
results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and then let
them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide exemplary
customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters is located along Buffalo’s
waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the serenity
of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We even have a lakefront
gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And if that’s not enough,  Synacor
pays 100% of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock
option participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time
off policy. Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite
providers, Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million
high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide.  We are looking for great
people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired
to do.

To apply: To apply please visit our website at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SYNACOR&cws=1&rid=1155

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Posted by | May 17, 2013 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://www.Click2Apply.net/x5p7dms

Yelp is looking for elite MySQL
Database Administrators at the mid and senior levels who are excited about
pushing the limits of MySQL on a website with over 100M+ unique users. The
MySQL DBA is responsible for the optimization, performance, implementation,
maintenance, and ongoing operation of Yelp’s databases. This role also includes
the architecture and implementation of databases and tables for new features,
monitoring, capacity planning, and security.
  • Optimize and tune MySQL and InnoDB performance to keep
    our site fast!
  • Install, configure, and maintain MySQL instances in
  • Configure and support replication
  • Continually improve monitoring, perform database
    capacity and usage planning
  • Manage backup and restore, maintaining runbooks &
    planning for disaster recovery
  • Assist developers with query tuning and schema design
  • Write and maintain scripts to automate tasks
  • Solid understanding of MySQL Server and InnoDB storage
  • Familiarity with MySQL replication, configuration, and
  • Demonstrated experience with relational database
    performance tuning and capacity planning (preferably with MySQL)
  • Strong systems administration and automation skills
  • Strong command of your favorite scripting and/or
    programming language.  Yelp mostly uses bash and python, but we try
    to treat all Turing Complete languages equally
  • Min. BS Computer Science or equivalent
  • Min. 2 years experience as a DBA or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A sense of humor!
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm around all things Percona Server
  • InnoDB internals/debugging/tuning experience, and
    hankering to do more
  • Experience at a large-scale consumer internet site
  • Experience with distributed database systems
  • Passion for experiments, trying new things, and
    developing tools
Interested in applying? Sweet! Share with us why you want to work at
Yelp, and don’t forget to mention any side projects, open source contributions,
and personal websites/blogs.

To apply: Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/x5p7dms

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Location: Wake Fores, NC

URL: http://churchinitiative.org

Senior Web Developer
The Church Initiative, Inc.
Innovative Christian ministry is seeking versatile and creative developer to support its web, email and ERP activities. If you are looking for a warm, friendly environment where you can make a difference, this may be the place!
Job Responsibilities
  • Identify, evaluate/develop and implement technological solutions to the ministry’s operational needs
  • Consult frequently with ministry management regarding strategic use of current and future technology
  • Develop, maintain and extend ministry web sites and applications
  • Help maintain content for our growing number of ministry web sites in multiple languages
  • Configure, customize and support our ERP business system (NetSuite)
  • Create/direct the creation of HTML emails from Photoshop comps
  • Help manage email campaigns
  • Assist ministry staff with web and email needs
  • Additional opportunities to contribute as identified
  • Because this position is central to on-going operational roles in a ministry with national and international visibility it is important that the successful candidate not only possess technological acumen and excellence, but also demonstrate a strong spiritual background.  This includes a professed relationship with Jesus Christ, a consistent and deep personal walk with the Lord, and a demonstrated heart for ministry through the local church evidenced by active membership in a local church.
  • This position is well suited for experienced individuals who demonstrate leadership, excellent responsibility, team spirit, flexibility and proficient knowledge in web development tools used by the Ministry.  These include but are not limited to: Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, Javascript and SQL.
  • Additionally, experience with or proficiency in the following is advantageous: IIS & SQL Server administration, Photoshop (slicing layouts and saving web graphics), SMTP, general email administration & mailing list management, some kind of ERP & CRM business system.
  • Of particular importance is the ability to work independently with attention to detail.  Strong organizational, administrative and planning skills are needed, along with effective communication and people skills.  
  • Residence in the Triangle, NC area is required.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have ability to see color and type.
  • Five years or more of relevant experience is preferred.
This position reports directly to the Director of Administration and Finance.
Church Initiative is a growing and dynamic ministry where every employee is encouraged to pursue the opportunity to progress. Accordingly, this position will interact closely with the ministry’s systems administrator to ensure and affect technological convergence as well as uninterrupted operational viability. These objectives will provide for opportunities for a qualifying candidate to grow in knowledge and abilities through cross-training and creative issue resolution. Our goal is to maintain a team approach and a flexible servant spirit supporting each ministry member as we increase in knowledge, ability and service.

To apply: Email resume to seniorwebdeveloper@churchinitiative.org)

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O.C. Tanner: Front-End Engineer

Posted by | October 25, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Salt Lake City, UT

URL: http://www.octanner.com/

O.C. Tanner develops employee recognition and rewards programs that help companies appreciate people who do great work.
As part of that effort, we build large-scale, international, multi-million user web and mobile applications used by companies like FedEx, Texas Roadhouse, Home Depot, and American Express. And we’re doing it with technologies like Heroku, iOS, Android, Rails and Node.js. If web and mobile apps are your thing, we’ve got that.
We need highly skilled front-end engineers who have a passion for creating delightful, useful and usable web experiences and a gift for writing clean, web standard front-end code.
• Advanced knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS
• Experience building and releasing web apps
• Experience building localized and globalized web apps
• Strong communication skills
You should be passionate about:
• Web standards
• HTML5 and CSS3
• JavaScript
• Mobile Web
• Building great products
• Working on multi-million user web apps
You excel if you:
• Can lead, motivate, and inspire people
• Dream in browser-transforms and elaborate multi-stop gradients
• Have contributed to an open source project
• Are experienced with mobile web app development
• Can write well
• Are proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks
• Are familiar with Git or Svn
• Are familiar with Node.js, Ruby or Python.

To apply: Apply online at www.octanner.com

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Location: Boston, MA

URL: http://www.uie.com/

Fast Forward One Year…
We’d like to thank you for your fantastic job of building and maintaining the business-critical server functionality that keeps User Interface Engineering running. Your hard work has driven our revenue to new levels, increased our productivity, and helped us enter new markets that we only dreamed of before you arrived.
We’re amazed at how adeptly you jumped in and took over the back-end work for the biggest development project UIE has ever tackled: our new seminar subscription service. You jumped right into our migration to ExpressionEngine and were instrumental in its launch.
We didn’t think anyone could learn about the nuts and bolts of our new implementation as fast as you picked it up, and then you dazzled us with the ways you found to make it even better. While the team we’ve assembled to do this is one of the best in the business, your contributions immediately shined, helping us get the service into Beta and then launched just a few months later. You kept on top of the launch issues and made the experience smooth for all of our new customers.
You produced a fabulously thorough initial review of our existing back-end server infrastructure, pointing out critical issues we never thought about. Your creative solutions for those issues took immediate effect and everything is running so much better. We loved how you worked with our team to evolve our development workflow process, enhancing our Git setup and our archiving system.
You took the e-commerce platform we’ve built for our new subscription service and extended it to all of our other UIE products and services. Now, we’re tracking all of our sales activity through a single interface. This greatly simplified our back-office operations and dramatically improved the customer’s user experience. The cost savings and increased revenue that came from that hard work was totally worthwhile.
We also loved how you helped migrate the hundreds of articles, blog posts, and podcasts found on UIE.com into our new ExpressionEngine platform. You worked with some of the industry’s best designers to create a great look and feel for all this content. This made it substantially easier for our customers to find and take advantage of all that wisdom UIE’s been publishing for 20 years.
Everyone in the company would like to thank you for your dedication. We can’t wait until next year.
Now Back To Today…
If you’d like this to be your story, send us your resume with a half-page write-up of your most significant back-end development accomplishment. While we’re less concerned with your skills and qualifications, we won’t compromise on your ability to deliver team results. We’ll be back to you in 24 hours if you have what it takes to achieve something special.
You might even want to check out our web site—www.uie.com—for some insight into what we’re doing. We think you’ll be excited by where we are today and the challenge to get us where we’re going.
You will work in our North Andover offices. (Sorry, we don’t hire remote employees.) We’ll provide all the equipment you need, including Apple hardware and Mac software to bring out the best in your talents and skills.
Send your resume and write-up to: BackEndDevJob@uie.com
Jared M. Spool, CEO
User Interface Engineering
510 Turnpike Street, Suite 102
North Andover, MA 01845

To apply: Send your resume and write-up to: BackEndDevJob@uie.com


Jared M. Spool, CEO
User Interface Engineering
510 Turnpike Street, Suite 102
North Andover, MA 01845

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Location: Baltimore, MD or Anywhere

URL: www.hacksurfer.com

Sr. Ruby on Rails Web Developer
About HackSurfer (www.hacksurfer.com)
In today’s world, as individuals and business, we are all globally more connected than at any time in the past. Our sensitive personal and medical information, our finances, our best ideas and intellectual property, and much, much more are all “out there.” 
This vital data is moved around the web every day, through its networks and in and out of databases and stores connected to one another around the globe. In fact, most of what defines us as individuals and businesses is online and vulnerable to theft, exploit and damage. HackSurfer helps you protect yourself and your business by providing detailed, up-to-the-minute data on what’s really affecting your cyber world, your cyber “you.” 
HackSurfer is the web’s sentinel for critical cyber threats and attacks. Always listening and watching, we continuously monitor the internet’s social media and thousands of other sources for cyber security and cyber crime content and report what we learn in simple, usable ways. Advanced HackSurfer “big data” analytics crunch through the vast amount of the web’s constantly-changing information not only to make sense of what’s happening in the world right now, but to help you predict how cyber crime could affect the future of your business, your money and all the other things in life you care about most. 
HackSurfer is a well-funded startup with offices in Maryland and Florida.
As a rails web developer at HackSurfer, you will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of building and maintaining several key HackSurfer web software applications. Primarily, you will work on developing and maintaining our customer-facing, production web applications. Duties will include:
  • end-to-end web application development (database, business logic, front-end) for new site features and new web apps
  • back-end system development (internal admin applications, feed subscriptions, etc.)
  • online advertising and web analytic tools
  • operational support
At minimum, you will have at least a few years of professional experience with the following technologies and software. These are the tools that we work with every day and that we expect you to hit the ground running with. The quantity of your experience is not nearly as important as the quality of it.
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Some RDBMS (e.g. MySQL)
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript (jQuery)
  • Git
  • Agile, Iterative Development
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • action and detail oriented
  • highly motivated to drive projects to completion
As your code will be deployed in a high-volume internet production environment, performance tuning and testing will be critical to success.
Building a responsive, highly-available web software application for 10s of 1000s of users.
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS)
  • Deployment Management (Heroku)
  • Issue Tracking (Jira)
  • NoSQL Databases (Mongo)
  • Social Media Integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • RESTful web service API development and documentation
  • Database Schema Design and Indexing
  • Data Warehousing
  • Startup Experience 
*100% telecommuting available for most qualified candidates and those with proven communications skills and verifiable experience.*

To apply: Send resume to rebekah@hacksurfer.com

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Location: Boston, MA

URL: http://www.practicallygreen.com/

The Pitch
Practically Green is growing rapidly, and we’re looking to expand our smart, practical engineering team so we can deliver on our mission to help people live healthier and greener lives. We have built an elegant, beautifully-designed white-label SAAS platform that’s currently shaking up the Fortune 500.
We believe that helping people live healthier and greener is a worthwhile cause — and an attractive business opportunity. We have a great sales team, and happy, paying customers. We believe the best way to grow is to hire really good people and give them what they need to execute.
We’re looking for doers. You should have experience in building web applications with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. You have the ability to write solid markup as well as efficient, flexible, and reusable stylesheets. You are comfortable owning a project from start to finish without being managed. You believe in green, and in helping people improve their lives. You are interesting, love to hack on code, and are fun to spend time with. You read carefully, so put karate monkey in the subject of your email. The right candidate will have strong attention to detail, experience with mobile development, experience with Rails, and an impressive portfolio of personal projects.
What you’ll be doing
You will be working closely together with our designers and engineers to continually improve our web experience. Our front-end is built with Rails, Haml, Sass, and CoffeeScript. Experience with these technologies isn’t necessary, but willingness and excitement to learn them is!
We use
Ruby, Rails 3, PostgreSQL, Haml, Sass, jQuery, CoffeeScript, TDD via Minitest, Git, cute pictures of cats, Pivotal Tracker and Heroku.

To apply: Please send a note to Aaron Graves, Director of Application Development (aaron@) with your resume, links to your Github repository, sites you’ve worked on, and how you may be going green in your own life.

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Location: Austin, TX

URL: http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/about/Careers/Rails-Developer.aspx

Are you ready to be part of a fast-growing software company that
really appreciates your unique developer talents? Lightspeed Systems is
looking for a talented Rails Developer who combines a strong overall
computer science background with deep experience in full stack web
development. You should be agile, love creatively building, quickly
iterating and releasing great stuff in a casual, creative environment!
Love being cutting edge? If you’re equally at home writing complex SQL
queries, architecting scalable Rails services and building Javascript
heavy HTML5 applications we want to hear from you.


  • Very comfortable doing full-stack development.
  • Knowledge of one or more web applications
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, MySQL and databases
  • Strong JavaScript and HTML5 skills
  • Avid follower of the technology industry and current technology/web-related trends
  • In-depth knowledge of scalability, systems engineering, design patterns, and algorithms
  • Great product sense and design sense; excellent technical judgement and architecture experience
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Mobile production experience a plus
Provide a portfolio showing proven ability creating clean, professional website interfaces.
This is a full time position that would require you to be on site in
our Austin, TX office. We provide great pay and excellent benefits along
with a casual work environment. If you live to make a positive
difference, this opportunity is calling your name.
Send your resume with links to your portfolio, and a cover letter
telling us why this is the right position, and the right company, for

To apply: To apply, send your resume to: resumes@lightspeedsystems.com

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Location: New York City

URL: www.sizeseeker.com

Funded online apparel start-up hiring lead web developer.
SIZESEEKER is a funded start-up that helps people find their size in clothing when they’re shopping online. Try asking your friends how they choose their size while shopping online. They might tell you that they buy more than one size and live with the hassle and expense of exchanges.  Or maybe they’ll say they don’t shop online for that reason.
SIZESEEKER plugs into brand and retailer websites, making it even easier to shop online. We’re looking for a technical leader who will design and build our technical stack, and help create a company culture to attract a talented team of engineers and developers.
Over the next few months, you will:
  • Work hand in hand with the CTOs and technology teams of our partners and customers (most immediately a major retailer in women’s luxury clothing)
  • Develop content, flow, and visual design of the SIZESEEKER website
  • Configure and manage servers, databases, and anything else that needs hosting
  • Work with graphic designers to create a front-end plug-in for retail websites that incorporates out core algorithm technology
About You:
You’re excited to lead a team of engineers, and have a broad knowledge of web technology to move between concepts around web development and database management without a problem. You’ve built things using some of the main scripting languages (Ruby, Python, …) and web frameworks available (Rails, Django, Flask, etc.). You’re eager and quick to learn, even if you’re not an expert yourself. You’re comfortable managing relationships with the management of some of the largest online apparel retailers while we build services for their sites.
Above all, you’re smart and believe in yourself. You’re not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them — though hopefully you’ve already made quite a few mistakes in the past. You realize that failure is a part of progress and are OK with a quick and dirty approach to building products people will actually use — but avoiding the common pitfalls of compounding technical debt.
You have work authorization in the U.S., and are ideally located in or around New York City (or willing to make the trip on a regular basis). You’re available full-time by early November 2012 at the latest.
Why you would want to work with us:
We’re going to give you the tools, customers, and resources to build a product that people will actually use. You’ll also have the freedom to create a vision and bring it to life. If that’s not enough, here are some more reasons:
  • The code that you will write will be meaningful. If you have friends who shop for online clothing, they will be using the product you built.
  • You will be helping to disrupt the fashion industry — capitalizing on a $10B market opportunity
  • You’ll be building our product alongside the CTOs of paying customers, some of whom are also investors
  • If you’ve ever been disappointed by a company culture, this is your opportunity to be a part of building an awesome one
  • You’ll be doing more than just coding:
  • Building, managing, and inspiring a team
  • Providing direction for business strategy issues
  • Networking with fashion customers
About us:
SIZESEEKER is an early stage start-up. We value learning, risk taking, and above all a desire to build a great product that people will use and enjoy.
We’re a team of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funding and signed multimillion dollar luxury fashion partners for our beta launch. We’re also a fun group of people, who among other endeavors have worked in film, social venture capital, whitewater raft guiding, and even, once upon a time, working in the Calvin Klein section of Macy’s.
We pay a competitive salary with equity.
We’re trying to change the way people shop online, so a desire to do the same is essential. Looking forward to talking with you!

To apply: Send a resume and examples of work to ian@sizeseeker.com

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Location: Santa Monica, CA

URL: http://www.xiagency.com

Xperience Interactive is hiring a Sr. Front End Developer to join our dev team in Santa Monica, CA (no telecommuting).  Candidate must be highly skilled in hand coding of HTML5/CSS3 & JavaScript.  Professional experience with JQuery, AJAX, YUI, and JSON required.  Liferay, Drupal, LAMP, Java/JSP experience is a plus.
You will be responsible for the coding of web and mobile applications for clients across various industries, including Gaming and Entertainment, Insurance, and Travel.  This position requires a hands-on individual who is capable of analyzing complicated designs and translating them into highly efficient and scalable code.
Please submit code samples, preferably live sites, that you’ve coded yourself. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidate will have the following responsibilities with the potential of expanding:
• Translate design mockups into HTML/CSS code that is SEO friendly
• Development and integration of dynamic elements onto a web page
• Provides technical guidance on how to leverage and incorporate typical and leading UI design with the latest technologies
• Collaborate with team members and work cross functionally within Strategy, User Experience, Design, and Technology
• Some travel may be required
• Strong conceptual thinker who can take ideas and/or mockups and visualize how to execute, using the latest technologies with attention to detail for the design and user experience
• Mastery of HTML/CSS/ JavaScript, and efficient use of tableless structure
• Expertise in cross-browser compatibility issues and thorough understanding of current HTML standards and best practices
• Understanding of related technologies, including YUI, AJAX, JSON and JQuery
• Web development experience working on Liferay portals a plus
• Ability to communicate in an open environment where constructive criticism is given and received to improve team and product
• High motivation and self-direction in setting priorities and meeting deadlines
Education and/or Experience:
Degree in Computer Science/Web Design – BA/BS or equivalent work experience
5 years minimum experience hand coding HTML, CSS & JavaScript
Javascript library experience (jQuery, Mootools)
Experience working with SVN, PHP, Java/JSP knowledge a plus

To apply: ljimenez@xiagency.com

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