|Company Name||Hark (view profile)|
Hark (hark.com) is changing the way people express themselves through creating, sharing and listening to entertaining, informative and timely sound bites online and through mobile devices. We're serving up almost 100 million sound clips every month to tens of millions of people across the world. We're profitable and growing traffic 600% year over year! Our Seattle team numbers around 15 ambitious, creative, and fun folks, half of which are engineers.
Founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and Fouad ElNaggar, Hark.com is ranked as the largest independent entertainment site on the Internet (comScore, 2012), making it an attractive platform for advertisers.
Join us in our new downtown Seattle office where we maintain a fun and collaborative work environment.
The Lead Digital Media Platform / API Engineer will be in charge of designing, building, and growing the next generation Hark Digital Media Platform (HDMP). The HDMP will facilitate the ingestion, categorization, tagging, distribution, consumption, reporting, and access to millions of media files that will power the next generation Hark.com website, mobile applications, and a third party developer community.
- 5+ years of Python, Java, Ruby, PHP or another object oriented language
- Experience with designing and building parallel and distributed systems
- 2+ Experience building and consuming in an SOA architecture (RESTful)
- Lead level contribution to the design and build of a large scale API
- Very strong relational database skills (open source such as MySQL or PostgreSQL)
- Not afraid of learning/exploring new technologies
- Great communication skills and epic enthusiasm
Bonus Extra Credit Stage:
- Amazon Web Services, S3 and other cloud services
- NoSQL such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, CouchDB or others
- You love movies, quotes, and finding the worst music the internet has to offer, as much as we do.
How to Apply:
Please apply directly at: http://bit.ly/11VRzcE
Along with your resume or linkedin profile, please also include the following:
- A link and/or screenshot to a few things you've recently built that you're proud of (please describe your contribution if it was a team effort).
- A list of things that you're really good at.
- Great references!
- Links to your online bits (LinkedIn, Blog, Twitter account, or anything else where we can learn more about you).
- Some suggestions on ways that we could improve hark.com (that would positively impact user experience and revenue).
No recruiters and no telecommuting.
We look forward to hearing from you!