Snooth Inc: Software Engineer, Front-End

Posted by | August 22, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: New York

URL: http://www.snooth.com

Snooth
is seeking an experienced front-end engineer to help build and maintain the
world’s largest wine review site. You’ll work alongside a smart, dedicated team
of designers and engineers to build the next generation of the site. If you
enjoy the challenges and opportunity of working with a startup with the
benefits of a mature company, Snooth may be for you. Candidates should have at
least 2-3 years of professional experience working with PHP, SQL and
Javascript. Specific experience with PostgreSQL, Smarty, and MooTools/jQuery is
a plus. Duties will include developing site features and taking part in high
level software architecture projects. Experience working with Perl and Java are
helpful but not a requirement.
 
The
engineering environment at Snooth is fast paced and exciting. If you are
interested in finding scalable ways to approach everything you do from shopping
for groceries to building databases, you’re exactly the type of engineer we are
hoping to find.
 
Skills:
(You should have…)

Advanced level PHP knowledge (2-3 years)

Advanced level Javascript knowledge (2-3 years)

Experience working with SQL (2-3 years)

Comfortability on the Linux command line

Formal understanding of the HTTP protocol and how clients and servers
communicate with each other
 
Requirements:
(You should…)

Be able to demonstrate that the above is true

Have a CS degree or equivalent experience

Understand elegant and scalable software development

Enjoy coding as a leisure activity

Have the ability to work within frameworks that are the foundations of
development rather than throwaway or standalone code

Uphold the Three Virtues of a Programmer
http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?LazinessImpatienceHubris

Understand the appeal of “Duct Tape Programming” http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/09/23.html
 
This is a fulltime position based in
New York and comes with a comprehensive benefits package: health, dental,
vision, vacation, stock options, cell phone plan, travel reimbursement etc.
 
Snooth.com launched in 2007 and is now the world’s largest and
fastest growing wine website. We power the wine results for companies such as
Time Inc, Conde Nast and others, reaching a monthly audience of over 10M
uniques. In 2010, we expanded our portfolio of sites to include TheSpir.it. We’re
a nimble, New York based, venture capital backed company and a great place for
smart, hard working people to make a difference. This is a full-time position
based in our Midtown Manhattan office. Qualified candidates only please. This
is NOT an entry-level position; this IS a mid- or senior-level position.
 
No recruiters or outsourcers.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@snooth.com. Along with your application, please include samples of code you have written in the past along with your salary requirements.

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