Synacor Inc.: Senior Developer, Search & Advertising

Posted by | July 5, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Buffalo, NY

URL: http://www.synacor.com

Are you passionate about writing outstanding code?  Do you love working on products that users
rave about?  Do you thrive in an
environment where creativity is at its finest? 
Do you enjoy tackling hard problems and have a track record delivering
results?  If you answered “No” to any of
these questions there is no need to read on. 
Now that we have the attention of the candidates we are really after we
are looking for a talented, driven and experienced Senior Developer rockstar who is looking for an opportunity to team
up with other PHP rock stars in an exciting and growing company.  The ideal candidate will have a can-do
attitude, passion for technology, and extensive PHP development experience.  So if you are interested in building
applications used by millions of people then Synacor is the place for you!  

The Senior Developer,
Search & Advertising
will have extensive experience in PHP as well as
expertise in HTML, JavaScript and Web application development. Moreover, this individual
will play a key role in a team of developers that design, develop and maintain
Synacor’s Search and Advertising platform, which integrates with industry
leading search providers and ad networks.
Duties and
Responsibilities:
·        
Development, documentation, and maintenance of
cutting edge web-based applications in our Search & Advertising platform.
·        
Participate in technical discussions with Search
providers, and provide technical input to project managers.
·        
Develop and maintain solutions that allow executives
to perform A/B tests that improve end user engagement.
·        
Providing technical consultation and expertise
to Product Managers and other Synacor staff members.
·        
Participating in technical planning and
architectural exercises.
·        
Participating in an Agile development
environment with our S&A team.
·        
Conducting peer reviews.
·        
Research and learn new technologies to share
with our S&A team.
·        
Participate in Synacor’s dev tricks; a frequent
development seminar run by developers.
·        
Acting as a resource for colleagues; may direct
the work of other staff members
·        
Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll bring to
the table:
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the
equivalent work experience.
·        
Minimum five years experience in software or
website development; proven experience developing large-scale database-driven
applications a plus
·        
Proficient in a LAMP environment using either
PHP or Perl (A plus for candidates who are well experienced with both
languages)
·        
Expertise with HTML, and JavaScript client-side
scripting
·        
Professional experience with MySQL or equivalent
·        
Proficient in Unix/Linux use, scripting and
tools
·        
Knowledge of XML, SOAP and AJAX highly desirable
·        
Familiarity with revision control software (Git)
·        
Excellent communication skills, and ability to
collaborate
What we’ll bring to
the table:
·        
100% company paid benefits (health, dental,
vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
·        
Competitive compensation package, including
stock option grants (for eligible positions)
·        
Award winning company culture with growth
opportunities
·        
Casual dress and flexible environment
·        
Generous paid time off
·        
25 cent vending machines
·        
Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
·        
Monthly company connections (get to know your
co-workers)
·        
The opportunity to make a difference!
 
Synacor is not your
typical 9 to 5 workplace.  Our award
winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending
machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical
office attire, even for the executives. 
Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our new open
workspaces.  Our leadership team
understands that the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best
and brightest and then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge
products and provide exemplary customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters is located along
Buffalo’s waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy
the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We
even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And if that’s not enough, Synacor pays 100%
of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock option
participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time off
policy. Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite providers,
Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million high-speed
Internet subscribers worldwide.  We are
looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the
work they were hired to do.

To apply: To apply, please visit our website: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SYNACOR&cws=1&rid=675

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