Saatchi Online: Senior Web Developer

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

Location: Los Angeles, CA

URL: http://www.saatchionline.com

Saatchi Online aims to be the leading online forum and marketplace for
modern art. The site openly welcomes artists and art lovers to connect
within a global creative community. Our goal is to promote sustainable
artistic careers by democratizing opportunity and exposure, developing
new revenue streams and promoting the joy and beauty of art to new
markets. Please check us out at www.saatchionline.com.

We are a fully funded early stage venture financed by Charles Saatchi
and Balderton Capital. Bruce Livingstone, Founder and CEO, started the
company 18 months ago. Previously Bruce was the CEO and Founder of
iStockphoto.

We are looking for an experienced web developer who has extensive
knowledge of software design, front-end design, scaling web
applications, and the right coding skills to lead the development
efforts on version one of our core product. This position is responsible
for the design, implementation and ongoing care of the company’s core
product.

Qualities you possess:

— You like working with a small team and building consumer facing web applications.
— You thoroughly enjoy learning new technologies.
— You want to work on a product that will make a difference to a wide variety of people.
— You enjoy coding and have a passion for software development and design.

If that is you, then you will be responsible for:

— Building, testing and continually refining our core product and its associated services.
— Developing an infrastructure that will eventually be able to expand to a point where we can serve millions of page views.
— Creating high fidelity prototypes that can easily be turned into working products.

You will have experience in the following areas:

— At least 3-5 years of experience designing and developing web applications.
— Extensive experience working with languages used for developing web apps, namely PHP.
— Experience with the Zend framework.
— Experience with database technologies, namely MySQL.
— Experience with front-end development experience with (X)HTML, CSS, Javascript (including JQuery)/AJAX.
— Experience with cross browser development (i.e. creating coded designs for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
— Experience taking wireframes and turning these, step-by-step, into mockups and then coded designs.
— Experience with usability standards, information architecture, site flow.
— Experience with subversion.
— Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work either independently or within a team environment.
— Any experience with Solr, Memcached, or Gearman a plus.
— Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
— Familiarity with caching models using Memcached would be a huge PLUS!!!

CANDIDATE MUST BE LOCATED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ABLE TO MEET FOR AN IN-PERSON INTERVIEW!!!

In order to be considered for this position, please send us the following three bits of information:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Url to LinkedIn page

To apply: Send the information required above to sagar@saatchionline.com

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