|Company Name||SEOmoz (view profile)|
Do you want to solve really hard problems using cutting-edge web technologies with a team of awesome people (while taking a surprising amount of joy from shark air swimmers, Nerf guns, ping pong and poker)? Then please apply immediately, because SEOmoz is the right place for you!
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 Python and Ruby
Take initiative, are a self starter and awesomely creative.
Have production level web experience - including a REALLY good understanding of how web pages work, down to the gross, gory details.
At least medium level scalable database experience or Cassandra would be REALLY nice to have.
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 code, and test your applications. Startup experience is great, but not required.
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 C/C++ would be a +!) as well as the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies (we are willing to take someone without C/C++ assuming you have experience with an object-oriented language and are willing to learn)
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 (and Big Table), Mongo DB, SimpleDB and others) in a production environment; experience in open source databases (like MySQL) is a big plus
Experience with massively distributed and large-scale software systems
Strong knowledge of web services in a 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
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).
$12,000 signing bonus
A relocation package of up to $10,000 to help move you to the Seattle area (if you're not currently here)
$5,000 shopping spree to outfit your office or home workspace with the technology (hardware, software, accessories, chair/desk/etc.) you need to do your best work
Generous stock options (1 year to first stake, 4 years to full vesting)
21 days annual paid time off
Opportunities to travel and attend/speak at industry events
Paid Internet access for your home
Multiple transportation options (Bus Pass, Flexcar, parking, etc.)
Great benefits (medical, dental, etc.)
Catered hot lunch Thursdays
Catered hot breakfast Wednesdays
Fully-stocked fridge, bar, cereal bar and all the turkey jerky and candy you want!
Not to mention one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Swimmer-Remote-Control-Inflatable-Flying/dp/tags-on-product/B005FYEAJ8
Click here to apply.