Synacor: Web Architect

Posted by | October 13, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Buffalo, NY


Synacor is a dynamic, fun and exciting company.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office wear, even for the executives. Flexible work hours accommodate employees with special scheduling needs, early risers and those who need a little caffeinated kick-start each morning. We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.
We are seeking a Web Architect who is a high-level technologist that will partner with the Product organization to help drive product innovation and specification, as well as provide guidance during development. They will be responsible for defining the technical architecture of Web applications.  The ideal Web Architect has an extensive background in PHP application development in a high-volume environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Own the technical design of Web applications and write technical specifications, including information architecture, data design, and technical details
  • Work with product team to define software products by consulting during specification stage, performing research, developing prototypes or proofs-of-concept, participating in calls and vendor selection activities, and acting as an expert technical contributor.
  • Contribute to general development efforts by producing documentation and training materials and conducting training sessions.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in a wide range of industry technologies including cable/ISP billing and provisioning systems, end-to-end video distribution (IPTV) and DRM technologies, federated identity initiatives, and emerging Internet technologies. Generate proposals for the Executive team and conduct presentation/training sessions for Synacor staff. Participate in open source initiatives, standards organizations and industry groups
  • Work with the development teams to ensure implementation of the product vision.
  • Provide communication and integration point to other parts of Engineering, IT, and System organization including other architects to identify and address any issues or impact that projects might have on those areas
  • Other duties as assigned
What you’ll need to bring to the table:
·         Minimum of 5 years of professional experience building high traffic Rich Internet Web Applications
·         Deep knowledge and hands on experience with OO concepts (PHP, Python, Ruby, PERL)
·         Knowledge of CMS and content management strategies
·         Knowledge of XHTML/HTML, DHTML, XSLT, DOM, AJAX, JSON, JavaScript, JavaScript libraries, jQuery, YUI, Google Web ToolKit, CSS3 and HTML5, etc.
·         Great sense of integration design, page-less design, usability, and user experience
·         Significant experience in web analytics technologies and tools
·         Understanding of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) concepts
·         Extensive understanding of web standards and compliance (W3C, 508, etc)
·         Knowledge and experience in web performance optimization
What we’ll bring to the table:
  • 100% Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
  • Competitive compensation
  • Award winning company culture
  • Casual dress and flexible environment
  • Generous paid time off
  • The opportunity to make a difference!
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