Senior Software Engineer Blurb
Blurb is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb?s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Blurb?s bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurb?s social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels with ease.
Eileen Gittins founded Blurb in 2005. In 2011, Blurb shipped nearly 2 million books to 70 countries and territories. Blurb authors used the company?s Set Your Price program to earn more than $1 million in profits on book sales approaching 100K print and ebooks. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London.
The web team at Blurb enables people all over the globe to buy, sell and share books seamlessly through the Blurb platform. We delight our customers through efficient interaction across our entire multi-channel Blurb.com offering. As a senior member of this agile team, you will be responsible for collaborating and innovating on cutting edge features while shipping scalable products to our expansive worldwide customer base.
Our technology stack is cutting edge and we use many tools and processes to speed development and ensure quality. A sampling of technology we use daily include: Rails, Ruby, Redis, PostgreSQL, Coffeescript, JQuery, SASS, RSpec, Cucumber, Github.
Your responsibility as senior software engineer will be to define, scope, architect and implement scalable solutions for our ecommerce platform. You will work closely with our operations and product teams to craft elegant solutions to complex problems. You will be responsible for maintaining and expanding our robust ecommerce platform which facilities all aspects of printer routing, shipping, order fulfillment and customer support to our worldwide customer base.
BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent education plus work experience
Expert backend object-oriented programmer (e.g. Ruby, Python, Java)
Expert knowledge building web applications
Experience developing RESTful web services
A working knowledge of Agile Development practices
Great team player
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Blurb is a small, high-growth company, which means tremendous challenges and opportunities. We are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the job done. Our products and services are focused on the user experience, so you'll need to be user-focused as well. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Corbis, Current TV, eBay, Kodak, Method, Microsoft, Sun, CNET, Yahoo!, Lonely Planet and Sony.
We?re in San Francisco's financial district, and there are plenty of great eating (and drinking) spots close by!
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
401(k) retirement plan
Employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
10 paid holidays
15 days paid time off per year (with tenure-based increases after two years)
Free lunch on Wednesdays
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San Francisco, CA 94104