ScoreBig.com: Sr. Developer (full-stack) @ ScoreBig.com

Posted by | October 15, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

URL: http://www.scorebig.com

We are seeking a few full-stack developers who have a genuine interest in learning, implementing and pushing the boundaries of technology.  Our ideal candidate is someone with 2 – 4 years of experience working on a full-stack e-commerce site . If you started programming before college because you wanted to try out an idea, you are our ideal candidate. Not only are you an excellent programmer, you are also someone who sincerely enjoys the art of finding sophisticated and efficient ways of solving problems. You are someone who is constantly leveling-up your coding game by staying current through side-projects, asking/answering StackOverflow questions or contributing to open source projects. If you take pride in your nerd cred, come join our team of talented techies.
Make sure you checkout our careers site (careers.scorebig.com) to learn more about ScoreBig.com and don’t forget to check out our Hack Day video.
What we look for:
It’s uber important to us we hire top-notch developers.  Not just someone who can code, but someone who’s curious and is always game to try new things.  So when we review a resume, we place a lot of emphasis on extracurricular activities like pet projects, past internships, StackOverflow/Github contributions, and other things that show us you are all about technology.  Now that you know what we are looking for, apply at your own risk 🙂
What You’ll Work On:
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html)
  • Back-end (server side code, API)
  • Anywhere in between (our dynamic pricing engine, mobile site, big data anaylsis, etc).

Why ScoreBig.com:
  • We take pride in what we do. We follow SCRUM, we believe in the Lean Startup philosophy, we practice TDD, write functional tests, and we do peer code reviews.  
  • You won’t get stuck in a technology black hole.  C# is our language of choice and ASP.NET MVC is our partner in crime.  We also use: nHibernate, Unity for AOP, Structure Map for DI, automapper, Jint, JQuery, Bootstrap, handlebars.js, RequireJS, and a few other stuff.
  • You will get a first-class education.  Not only will you be working with top-notch developers, you will learn from them too.    , will also get to experience the growth of a startup first-hand.
Here is how we stack up on The Joel Test:
  1. Do you use source control? Absolutely.  Mercurial rocks!
  2. Can you make a build in one step? Check.
  3. Do you make daily builds? Of course.  In fact, our Continous Integration server does a full build, runs all unit tests and automated functional tests after every code check in. 
  4. Do you have a bug database? What do you think?
  5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code? Technically we don’t.  But we take bugs very seriously.  As production bugs are reported, we triage them right away and if necessary, a developer is assigned to it and a hot fix is rolled out within hours.  Otherwise, we treat bugs just like a user story – they are ranked and worked on based on priority.
  6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule? Why, yes.  We are a Lean/Scrum hybrid shop and we always know what’s important to the business and we work on high priority items first.
  7. Do you have a spec? Kinda? We are a SCRUM shop so we write stories.  Plus, we are moving toward a just-in-time development process where developers are given problems to solve and it’s up to that developer/team to come up with a solution.  So somewhere between day 0 and deployment, stories are written to describe what needs to be done with the necessary wireframes and designs.
  8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions? Not really.  We work in an open space so things could get a little noisy.  But you do catch random conversations every once in a while.
  9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?  You tell me.  Here’s what the last developer we hired got: Lenovo ThinkPad T430(i5-3360M Processor, 8GB RAM, Nvidia NVS 5400M with 1GB of RAM, Intel solid-state drive), Dell 24″ UltraSharp LCD monitors, Whatever keyboard/mouse combo you want.
  10. Do you have testers? Technically yes.  Did I mention each developer owns a story from start to finish? Learning and understanding the problem at hand, coming up with a solution, implementing the solution, and verifying the solution (unit tests, functional tests) are all part of the game. So we do have testers, but they tend to call themselves developers.
  11. Do new candidates write code during their interview? Absolutely.  Each candidate is expected to write code during every stage of the interview process.
  12. Do you do hallway usability testing? Sometimes.  For internal tools, we do demos a lot before each feature is rolled out.  But for our public facing website, we definitely need to do more. 

Perks:
  • 12 free live-event tickets every year.
  • All-you-can-eat snacks, drinks and sunflower seeds.
  • Friday lunches are on us (and dinners any time you work late).
  • Commuter Program.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • We regularly have Foosball tournaments, game nights, and Hack Days (check out our hack day video on our careers page).

To apply: To apply, go to http://careers.scorebig.com. While you are there, check out other openings we have like the Sr DevOps Engineer position and refer a friend for $5,000

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