Match.com: Senior Application Engineer

Posted by | September 15, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Dallas, TX

URL: www.match.com

We are looking for a talented engineer who is versatile and creative, who can lead the development and architecture for a new application from scratch and build it efficiently with a small tight team. This is essentially an internal startup with funding and resources, and you are interested in being part of a team (currently being formed) that has the ownership and ability to shape the direction of this product and the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of millions of users. What could be better than helping people look for love? 🙂
Qualifications:
Obviously we are looking for smart people. That’s a given. But being smart isn’t the only factor in creating a high-caliber work environment. In addition, you:
  • Have an entrepreneurial streak
  • Just get things done
  • Roll with the punches when the unexpected happens or if the team needs to pivot direction
  • Are passionate about this
  • Have strong product and design intuition
  • Pay attention to user feedback
  • Thrive in an environment of open feedback/brainstorming/sharing
  • Are a team player and people like working with you
  • Are intellectually curious and always wanting to learn more
  • Interested in creating a culture driven by metrics and experimentation.
Skills:
  • Strong development experience with Facebook platform, including designing and testing both viral and engaging features. Experience with both back end and front end.
  • Impeccable technical aptitude and programming versatility.
  • Expert level experience with FBJS, FBML, and Ajax
  • Intense knowledge of Java, C# , .NET, Web Services, XML, and JSON
  • Great SQL Skills working in SQL Server and/or SQLite
  • 6+ years of object oriented programming based development
  • 8+ years of programming experience
  • 2+ years Facebook application development
  • Understanding of the full mobile development life cycle
  • Experience with consumer facing UI development
  • Like to design clean, reusable code, and create a culture around that.
  • Iterate through fast development cycles.
 
Extra bonus points if you have:
  • Design and user experience expertise
  • Monetization and customer acquisition expertise (Facebook platform)
  • Strong awareness/understanding of mainstream consumers who are probably not like you
  • Strong business sense
  • Scaling expertise
  • Personally use or have used online dating sites

To apply: http://www.match.com/cp/careers/job.html?nl=1&jvi=of7oVfwp,Job&jvk=Job

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