Trulia: Senior Web Developer

Posted by | September 9, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: San Francisco


Trulia is looking for a few great engineers to join our team. At Trulia, you’ll work to ensure a fast and well-coded experience for our 9M+ unique users. With our customers’ interests top of mind, we always look for innovative uses of everyday technology; coupled with our weekly development cycle and small team structure, this allows us to iterate quickly and effectively.
  • Exceptional collaborative skills & philosophy, self-motivation, and communication skills
  • Ability to break down and solve complex problems by creating practical, maintainable, extensible, and scalable solutions
  • 3+ years work experience developing with object-oriented PHP
  • 3+ years work experience writing efficient SQL queries
  • 3+ years work experience hand-coding interactive sites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of source control and bug tracking tools
  • Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience
Preferred characteristics:
  • Demonstrated ability to build large-scale, complex systems
  • Experience working with YUI or another JavaScript framework
  • Familiarity with MySQL, Lucene/Solr
  • Understanding of web site performance concepts (client- and server-side)
  • Comfort with shell scripting (bash, Perl)
  • Experience working with automated QA (unit testing, TDD, etc.)
Why should you work with us?
  • Trulia’s engineers are passionate and smart. We have a lot of leeway on how we do our work, and take that responsibility seriously.
  • We’re not afraid to try things that may not work. Two days each month are blocked off for “off-roadmap” projects; engineers can pretty much work on whatever they want during that time.
  • We like to get things done with fast, maintainable code.
  • We know a lot of things about agile development practices, and use what we know to get our work get done more efficiently and effectively. Have an idea on how we can do something better? Speak up, and we’ll try it out.
  • We’ve got a stocked kitchen, fridges full of soda, and a kegerator.
  • Trulia has a great benefits package, matches 401(k) contributions, and more.

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