Yola: Web Application Engineer

Posted by | September 27, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco

URL: http://www.yola.com

Web Engineer
Yola is looking for a Web Applications Engineer to work at our San Francisco office.  You will develop and maintain applications (primarily developed in Python Django) that serve as responsive interfaces for our users. You will primarily work with Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, JSON and the associated data.
Remuneration will be based on the candidate’s skills and experience, and Yola wants the best people out there. 
You will almost certainly have:
  • Extensive experience in at least one web programming language
  • Strong competence in CSS and Javascript
  • Experience developing websites for optimal performance
  • Experience using multiple programming languages
  • Practical experience and understanding of internet APIs
  • A passion for maintainable systems and software
  • An ability to innovate simply in the face of overwhelming complexity
  • An ability to work under pressure while maintaining a sense of humor

It would be useful if you had:
  • Experience with Python and any Python web frameworks such as Django or Pylons
  • Experience with advanced Drupal functionality
  • Working experience with Linux servers
  • Experience benchmarking website performance
  • Experience in tracking conversion and usability metrics in web flows

Your responsibilities might include (but also probably will not be limited to):
  • Development and maintenance of dynamic Django web applications
  • Developing according to overarching usability and design guidelines
  • Translation of high or low definition wireframes to release-ready code
  • Inputting into test plans for the code you write
  • Writing unit and integration tests for the code you write
  • Ability to diagnose issues spanning multiple applications and servers and troubleshoot them
  • Working effectively with product managers and designers, as well as brand managers and marketers
  • Maintaining clean and effective tracking mechanisms for analytics frameworks

To apply: To apply, contact careers@yola.com with a subject like "Application for Web Engineer position in San Francisco" with a resume and cover letter introducing yourself. The cover letter is important. We want to know who you are and why you are interested.

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