Lot18: Senior Software Engineer – London office

Posted by | December 4, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: London, UK

URL: www.lot18.com

Lot18 is revolutionizing the way the
world buys wine.
We’re an agile technology startup with
offices in London, Paris, and New York. We connect wineries and retailers with
our members worldwide. We are backed by Accel Partners, New Enterprise
Associates, and Firstmark Capital, and are extremely well capitalized, having
raised nearly $50M within the last year. The wine, glassware, and other
epicurean products we offer are highly curated by teams throughout the world.
Lot18 is a great place for smart people
who know how to get things done – and who want to work alongside likeminded
teammates. Come make a difference.
Competitive Salaries, Full Benefits
All positions are full time and based in
London, unless otherwise stated, and come with a comprehensive benefits
package:
Stock options
Competitive salary
Top of the line computer setup
Fun, startup office environment
Plenty of wine
Work With Awesome People
We run the gamut. Our people hail from
companies such as Amazon, AOL, AT&T, Christie’s auction house, CollegeHumor/IAC,
Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Sony Ericsson, Forbes, Gourmet, The French Laundry,
The Waverly Inn, Benu, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and many others. Lot18’s
employees have over 150 years of combined experience in the technology and wine
industry.
We’ve gotten a perfect score on the SAT
and graduated from top schools like Oxford, Edinburgh, Harvard, and Princeton. But please don’t hold it against us! We’ve done things
in the real world, too, like climbing Mt. Everest and sailing the Atlantic Ocean
to winemaking, filmmaking for the 48 Hour Film Projects, studying cheese-making
in Italy on a Fulbright, making videogames for Aerosmith, and playing with the
Philadelphia Orchestra. In our spare time, we like to eat and drink, run
marathons and compete in roller derby and dodgeball.
Senior Engineer
We believe building a
strong engineering culture is the key to building a great company and product.
Part of that vision is working with the best tools, many of which are open
source. 
As
the software engineering lead/manager, you will provide technical leadership
over a team of talented software engineers. You will be responsible for
interviewing and hiring additional team members, making architecture decisions,
leading code reviews and scaling our technology stack. You’ll help bring new
methodologies to our development process and have an important say in how we
build our platform. This is not a pure management position; you are expected to
contribute technically. 
Responsibilities
  • Lead a smart team of
    software engineers in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Interview and hire new
    software engineers to join your team
  • Code primarily in PHP,
    with extensive experience modifying a Magento implementation
  • Take complex projects
    from the planning stage through to execution
  • Lead code reviews to ensure quality
  • Work with lots of open source technologies
  • Mentor and inspire team members
Desired Skills
  • 1+ years experience
    developing in Magento
  • Experience working with Ecommerce solutions and understanding business
    goals
  • Min. 2+ years professional experience building web based
    applications in PHP
  • Able to write W3C
    Standards Compliant, Cross Browser Compatible (IE7+, Firefox, Safari) Front-End
    Markup in XHTML/CSS/AJAX(Jquery)
  • Able to work with a number of MVC Frameworks and write strong
    scalable code
  • Experience managing and reviewing
    outsourced technical resource(s)
  • Mobile Application Development experience a plus (iPhone,
    Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile)

Why you should work with us
  • Top of the line
    computer setup
  • 10% time to work on
    projects outside of your daily responsibilities
  • Well funded by top
    tier venture firms
  • Many technical and
    business challenges to solve
  • Plenty of wine to
    drink and a fun office environment

To apply: Send a resume to andrew@lot18.com

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