OkCupid: Lead Developer for OkCupid

Posted by | October 28, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York City, NY

URL: http://www.OkCupid.com

OkCupid Labs is working on some top-secret dating products, and we’re looking for entrepreneurial, free-thinking, systems-distributing hackers to join our team.  Come work with the OkCupid founders on very open-ended, exciting new projects. There is tons of room for creativity, expression, and impact on eventual products in this role.
We are now language agnostic.  We need talented, open-minded programming generalists to help us build Web applications atop an open-source stack, with languages such as  Go, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, or JavaScript (in node.js).
In this role as Lead Developer, you’ll be intimately involved with recruiting a team, choosing appropriate technologies, leading the development of a prototype and ultimately scaling up a finished product.  We are building a new team and a new platform from scratch, so get in on the ground floor.
Looking For
  • Strong experience leading teams of programmers.
  • Strong Experience in Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, Python and/or other scripting languages.
  • Strong Experience with SQL, NoSQL and/or other disk-resident storage
  • Experience with a compiled language, like Go, C++, Java, or C#.
  • Experience debugging strange networking and kernel bugs
  • Deep experience with distributed systems, RPC programming
  • Experience with Web technologies, like HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Ability to conceive of and engineer new Web features
  • Familiarity with programming for mobile platforms and/or other JSON APIs.

To apply: To apply, please send the following information to hr@okcupid.com:

– Your resume

– Code samples/site links

– Why you’re excited to join our team

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