Lead Software Engineer - Platform Services Zoosk
Our Platform Services team builds the foundations that support everything we do here at Zoosk. We build and maintain large-scale data storage and processing systems using some technologies like SQL, Memcached, Cassandra, SOLR, and Hadoop. Much of our backend is made up of custom technologies we've developed in-house to solve unique problems.
We are particularly fond of Service-Oriented Architecture design principals. Our goal is to build a scalable, performant, fault tolerant service layer that enables us to rapidly expand our user base and add new features without worrying about capacity.
For the lead role, we are looking for someone with strong technical, people, communication, organizational, and project management skills. This is -not- a purely management role! You will need to write code at a senior level, and will be expected to contribute and become familiar with our codebase. On the other side, you will be responsible for managing architecture projects from start to end.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Previous management experience is a plus.
5+ years experience server-side development. Expertise in Java or PHP is a plus.
Familiarity with data storage technologies.
Solid understanding of Computer Science theory.
Get the best/most out of a team of 3 to 8 engineers.
Design, build, and maintain high performance, scalable systems.
Own and represent projects from requirement gathering through delivery.
Help establish team best practices.
Work with and mentor developers.
Zoosk?s mission is to empower everyone to lead a more fulfilling love life. Zoosk is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you?re likely to discover a mutual attraction. Zoosk?s unique Behavioral Matchmaking? technology is constantly learning from the actions of over 40 million active members in order to deliver better matches in real time. With the #1 dating app and a top 10 grossing app overall in the Apple App Store, Zoosk is the market leader in mobile dating. Available in 80 countries, translated into 25 languages, and available in 55 currencies, Zoosk is a global online dating platform.
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Zoosk is one of the largest online dating services in the world, with over 50 million users, close to 20 million daily page views, from "Zooskers" in 60 countries With 100 thousand new profiles added daily, we are the single fastest growing dating service on the web and our supersonic performance was recently celebrated in the Wall Street Journal's inaugural top 50 "Next Big Thing" List (March 09, 2010).
While we originally took advantage of viral opportunities on social networks, Zoosk has evolved into an easy, fun and safe online dating experience that today connects singles from the we
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Zoosk is the fastest growing social dating destination. Our applications on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo have more than 50 million users with close to over 20 million daily page views from users in 60 countries Simply put, Zoosk is online dating that doesn't suck. Our users, mostly young professional, enjoy a fun and playful experience while they meet new people in their local areas.
Zoosk is a VC backed startup and our office is located in downtown San Francisco. We are always looking for open minded, energetic, and driven individuals that love the challenge of turning an established industry upside-down. We build world class social web products and in the process we make sure to have plenty of fun. If you want to work with exceptional people on toughest engineering problems every day, you want to join Zoosk.
Some Benefits of Joining Zoosk
- Sexy MacPro or MacBookPro stations to work in style
- Free beverages and snacks, to keep you fired up
- Free dinner every night
- Medical, dental and vision plans
- Life Insurance and 401K savings plan|
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