Server-Side Application Engineer Zoosk
Server-Side Application Engineer
Zoosk is looking for a mid to senior level software engineer who will be responsible for creating and maintaining multiple back-end systems that serve data and provide business logic to our many client applications through a REST-based API. Your server-side code will provide access to critical functions for Zoosk client applications, including authentication, user activity controls, messaging, search, social graph, user profile management, payments, caching and photos. This is the critical middle tier of the Zoosk infrastructure. Your efforts will help Zoosk continue to impact the lives of our millions of users across the world.
Design, code and maintain software libraries that drive our API, providing access to data, caching, job scheduling, business logic, and messaging systems.
Collaborate with product managers to define clear requirements, deliverables, and milestones for development projects.
Own significant portions of the codebase and monitor their performance in production systems.
Identify opportunities to improve Zoosk software infrastructure. Research technologies, produce proof of concepts and integrate into production systems.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or commensurate experience.
Experience writing and maintaining code in both an interpreted language and a compiled language.
4+ years experience building scalable, data-driven software systems.
Solid experience with relational databases, handling data sets of millions of rows.
Solid understanding of object-oriented design, coding and testing patterns.
Experience working on a LAMP stack is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to research new technologies and integrate into existing infrastructure to generate developer efficiencies or performance improvements.
Previous start-up experience is a plus.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals application. Members can easily access Zoosk?s services from its website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
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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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