Synacor: Senior Developer, Solutions

Posted by | October 20, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Buffalo, NY


We are seeking a Senior
Developer, Solutions
who will act as a liaison with client technical team
members and deliver excellent presentation, technical design, and architecture
documentation. They must be able to articulate technology and product
positioning to both business and technical users.
Solutions Engineering team defines product and technical solutions for new and
existing clients.  We are looking for
team members who are innovative thinkers and aren’t afraid to think outside the
box to meet client and Synacor goals.
Duties and
  • Engineer
    the technical design and documentation of cutting edge web-based
    applications in our portal and premium service platforms.
  • Gather
    and develop an understanding of the requirements from internal and
    external business representatives and business analysts to quickly
    understand, evaluate, select, implement, and integrate technology tools
    into a client solution
  • Provide
    analysis on scope and level of effort during discovery and definition
    phases of new projects
  • Advise
    our technical and management teams on technical requirements for current
    and new products
  • Providing
    technical consultation and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor
    staff members.
  • Participating
    in technical planning and architectural exercises.
  • Maintain
    a broad understanding of Synacor technology.
  • Prepare
    and maintain whitepapers and technical solution design documents
  • 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. Related 4
    year degree preferred (Web/Graphic Design, Comp Sci).
  • Minimum
    three years experience in software or website development; proven
    experience developing large-scale database-driven applications a plus
  • Proficiency
    in CSS, jQuery, HTML, JavaScript, and PHP a must. SQL, AJAX, and Photoshop
Independent problem-solving, self-direction.
  • Ability
    to work in complex customer environments with delivery that is responsive
    to internal and external Customer’s expectations.
  • Must
    have effective communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Professional
    experience programming PHP or PERL preferred
  • Professional
    experience with MySQL or equivalent preferred
  • Experience
    in scripting and tools
  • Excellent
    communication skills, and ability to collaborate
  • Excellent
    attention to detail along with an ability to work directly with internal
  • Ability
    to work in a fast-paced environment and meet set deadlines.
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
  • Award
    winning company culture
  • 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:
How to apply: Visit our website!

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