|Company Name||SEOmoz (view profile)|
About the company
SEOmoz is a small (just 73 of us today) but rapidly-growing, profitable technology startup. That said, we dream big--we aim to provide companies with the best, most advanced ways to measure and improve their organic web marketing (i.e. any traffic source you don’t pay for - SEO, social, blogs, viral videos, etc.).
We’ve got the reputation of a big player with the energy of a young, nimble organization. This allows us to do very exciting things when we smell opportunity. We pride ourselves on developing kick-ass (and good-looking) software, indexing the web, providing a robust API that serves hundreds of millions of queries each day, and hosting the web’s most vibrant web marketing community.
In our downtown Seattle offices, mere steps from Pike Place Market, we maintain a fun, supportive, laid-back work environment. We pay well (salaries are on par with the big guys - Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Sauron) and we work hard (sometimes long hours are a must, but we pride ourselves on working smart, not 80-hour nightmare weeks). We’re also very generous with vacation and flex time because we understand that our employees have lives, interests, and obligations outside of the office.
Our core values include being transparent (you’ll get every key metric about the business each week), having fun (pie-eating contests - check! Team ice cream trips - check! Friday afternoon Settlers of Catan parties - check!) and creating exceptional products our customers love. We strongly encourage you to read more about the company - our core values (http://www.seomoz.org/blog/what-we-believe-why-seomozs-tagfee-tenets), our history (http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-history-of-seomoz) and what we do (http://www.seomoz.org/about).
About the position
Because we work on the bleeding edge of a lot of technologies, we need someone who problem solves creatively, learns quickly, and works productively both independently and collaboratively. This person would also gracefully and enthusiastically take on the following responsibilities:
Analyze, innovate, architect, design and develop software for frameworks, core technology components and end user applications
Write code and unit tests to deliver high quality products and technologies
Maintain project timelines and meet all project deadlines
Tackle unfamiliar problems and take the time to discover 'best practice' solutions
Know and love Ruby (Rails, Sinatra, Rspec, or Rack experience a plus.)
Take initiative, are a self-starter and awesomely creative.
Have production level web experience in deployment, monitoring and debugging of Apps in production - understanding HTTP details and a REALLY good understanding of how web pages work, down to the gross, gory details of how your software stack takes requests, processes data and serves results.
Scalable database experience (Cassandra, SQL, BigTable, Riak, Redis) a plus.
Not to mention be comfortable doing all of this in the cloud.
Our ideal candidate has some experience with one or more of the following: scalable databases, high performance computing, search, large production web services, and/or cloud-based systems. You should be prepared to design systems, write, test your applications and own the deployment to production environments.
BS/BA/MS+ in Computer Science (or a great reason for not having one, and believe us, there are plenty)
At least 2-5 years of relevant industry experience
Experience with scripting languages such as Python and Ruby, (Hardcore would be a +!) as well as the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies (we are willing to take someone without Ruby experience assuming you have lots of strength with another object-oriented language and are willing to learn)
Experience owning, maintaining, fixing, and deploying production code or services.
Strong scalable database or Cassandra experience, SQL and data model design skills are a major bonus!
Experience with one or more databases (such as Oracle, SQL, PIG, Tokyo Tyrant, Cassandra/Big Table/Riak, Mongo DB, SimpleDB and others) in a production environment; experience in open source databases (like MySQL) is a big plus
Experience with distributed and large-scale software systems a plus
Strong knowledge of web services in production environment (meaning understanding ALL of the gory details that make up web pages. All of them.); experience utilizing and creating APIs
Strong platform skills in Linux/Unix
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
Experience in a high-energy startup or an enterprise class software company is a plus
We’re offering a very competitive salary for this position (based on experience) to attract exciting candidates. In addition, we also provide:
Generous stock/ownership compensation (1 year to first stake, 4 years to full vesting)
21 days paid time off
Opportunities to travel and attend/speak at industry events
Paid Internet access for your home
Subsidized parking benefit or Orca Card
Great benefits (medical, dental, etc.)
All-you-can eat goldfish crackers
All-you-can eat cheese sticks and fruit
Subsidized gym benefit
A butt load of free food and festivities