Synacor: Senior Java Developer

Posted by | May 17, 2013 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Buffalo, NY


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? We are looking for a talented, driven and
experienced Developer who is looking for an opportunity to team up with other programming
experts in an exciting and growing company. The ideal candidate will have a
can-do attitude, passion for technology, and extensive Java development
experience. So if you are interested in building applications used by millions
of people then Synacor is the place for you! 
are seeking a Senior Java Developer to
work on our Primetime team, who will perform development, enhancement and
maintenance of existing software modules, custom programming for clients and
various data manipulation tasks.
and Responsibilities:
  • Development,
    documentation, and maintenance of cutting edge web-based applications for
    our platform team.
  • Development
    of integration technologies to rapidly integrate with disparate systems.
  • Providing
    technical consultation and expertise to Product Managers and other Synacor
    staff members.
  • Participating
    in technical planning and architectural exercises
  • Conducting
    peer reviews in an agile environment 
  • Acting
    as a resource for colleagues; may direct the work of other staff members
  • Other
    duties as assigned
Education, Experience and Skills:
  • A
    minimum of 2-5 years development experience in large-scale database-driven
    applications using Java.
  • BS,
    MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive
    experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, databases, or
    performance analysis.
  • Experience
    with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Riak or Cassandra.
  • Experience
    with caching proxies like Varnish or Squid.
  • Knowledge of Hadoop, pig or hive
    highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Solr or other search
    platform highly preferred.
  • 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
  • Award
    winning company culture
  • Casual
    dress and flexible environment
  • Generous
    paid time off
  • Extensive
    learning and training opportunities: internal training sessions,
    innovation fests, and much more
  • 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.

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