Mercadolibre: Software Architecture Expert

Posted by | December 1, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Palo Alto, CA


Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, MercadoLibre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology
company. Through its primary platforms, and,
it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling,
advertising, and paying for goods and services online. serves millions of users and
creates a market for a wide variety of goods and services in an easy, safe and
efficient way. The site is among the top 50 in the world in terms of page views
and is the leading retail platform in unique visitors in each country in which
it operates according to metrics provided by comScore Networks. 
MercadoLibre maintains a leadership position in
12 Latin American countries. The Company listed on NASDAQ (Nasdaq: MELI)
following its initial public offering in 2007.
In June 2008, MercadoLibre was distinguished by
Great Place to Work Institute as one of the best companies to work for in Latin
MercadoLibre’s online payments service is called
MercadoPago and is currently available in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela,
Chile and Colombia. MercadoPago enables any individual or business registered
with MercadoLibre to securely and easily send and receive payments online for
MercadoLibre marketplace items. During 2009, our users paid approximately
$382.5 million for items by using MercadoPago.
For more information about the company visit:
We have millions of users and page views, so you’ll have a chance to
work in a Large-scale site dealing with Large-scale problems
We use many technologies and deal with problems that only really big
sites have to deal with.
We are introducing ourselves to open source at our MercadoLibre Labs.
Contribute to our existing projects or propose your own and be sponsored by us.
Generate initiatives oriented to improve MercadoLibre’s platform
technologies and work processes optimizing the quality and efficiency of the Development
work primarily in Java, so we are looking for someone who knows it well. If you
have significant experience in web frameworks in another language (Django,
Rails, Ruby, Varnish, Redis, Memcache, Bash, etc) and know HTTP inside-out, feel
free to apply as well.
candidate would be responsible for
Developing applications quickly, with readable and sensible code
Full-stack knowledge of web technology: from provisioning servers to
front-end CSS and Javascript. You don’t have to be an expert at every aspect,
but you should be comfortable working at any level.
Intimate familiarity with the HTTP protocol
Improve technological platform, work processes and quality of the
productive service to obtain reasonable and measurable objectives on time and
with the human and technological resources available.
Design, recommend and execute specific plans to remedy all kind of
productive incidents that may occur.
Make appropriate follow up and offer guidance in the process of loading
new program versions supporting all the implementations taking into account the
site stability and global site performance.

Participate in the strategic plan of developing new technologies,
processes and tools that provide a technical and high quality solution to the
Software Development team.  

To apply:

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