Web Developer
Fretbuzz - Greenville, SC

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Fretbuzz is looking for two more software developers in our South Carolina office! We are located in the heart of the art center, downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Why join us? Well we asked the same question so let us fill you in on who we are and what we are doing.

Our Company:
We are bringing together music-minded individuals and connecting them within a community. We come up with ways for individual musicians to find band members, form bands, sell equipment, take lessons and make friends. We make it easy to share music content and information between members. This ability to network with like-minded users brings a sense of community to the website and unifies users. We are making it possible for the entire music community to buy, sell, post, listen, learn and network with each other all in one place and at the same time.

We are designing, coding, and releasing a better music community. We love our job. We make cool programs using the latest software. Every employee has a large impact on the direction of our Company. We are always working on new items because our software needs to run natively on new platforms as they come out. We are key players, comfortable in a startup environment, with intense, solutions-oriented group goals. Our team has the excitement and challenges that go along with the startup environment, but soon will have the perks of a newly grown organization. You'll be an integral part of our team, building new applications from scratch as well as revolutionary features for our websites, apps and cloud services. This is a big opportunity to come to a startup, grow your talents, and help us build out the future of the music community.

Our culture:
Great people deserve a great place to work. We're passionate about working hard, but having fun along the way. At Fretbuzz, we have a laid-back, down-to-earth, non-corporate vibe. We are a small team of fun, smart, interesting, idealistic people. Didn't get something right the first time? That's OK, experiment till you do. (It's better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.) Want to wear shorts and comfy shoes to meetings? No problem! We have no dress code. Our clothes are casual, but our work ethic is anything but. Every one of us is expected to challenge the status quo, to have an opinion and to stand up, ask for the ball and run with it to meet our aggressive goals. We believe in rewarding innovation and creativity, not stifling it. We like to GET STUFF DONE. We're looking for the best, brightest, high energy, results-driven Rock Stars to join our team. So. . . "For those about to rock, we salute you!"

Who we're looking for:
You love music
You program because you love it
You know more than just programming
You didn't just program in school/work
You write code for fun
You're a quick learner
You're obsessed with finding the best way to write a piece of code
You have a positive attitude and like working with other intelligent people
You're resourceful and can figure out anything with enough research
You come up with creative solutions to difficult problems
You love to pick up a piece of code and try to figure out what it's doing
You read about open source projects (maybe you're a part of a couple of projects)
You like to be a critical part of helping others to continue their education

Job description:
In a nutshell, we are looking for individuals who have extensive experience: designing solutions, implementing solutions, and guiding others in the implementation of solutions. These positions will spend roughly 90% of their time coding. You should be seasoned, diverse, full-stack developers because the positions involve leading custom web development throughout the entire project life cycle. You will experience the freedom of building custom projects using your own leadership and programming skills. The Web Developer is a hybrid position that is geared towards both supporting the existing Web application Portfolio and focusing on the successful delivery of new development initiatives. As with any fledgeling company, we wear a wide variety of hats. All of us at Fretbuzz are willing and able to perform in a variety of roles from time to time. Work will encompass projects of all sizes and flavors. We are looking for career minded individuals that want to grow with a budding company.

Desired Qualifications/Skills (as many of the areas below as possible):
AJAX/CSS3/JAVA/.NET/XML/Perl/Python/Ruby/C#/C++ (beginner with initiative and desire to grow skills)
HTML/XHTML/HTML5 (Advanced Level)
CSS (Advanced)
PHP (Advanced)
Wordpress (Advanced)
jQuery (Intermediate)
Web server setup (Intermediate)
Dreamweaver (Intermediate)
Adobe PS (Intermediate) Design user-friendly + visually appealing applications
Experience working with enterprise data repositories (SQL, Oracle, MySQL or DB2)
Experience with Linux LAMP stack and
Familiarity developing for a mobile platform (Android or Apple iOS)
Exposure to Web-based Mobile Dev frameworks and API's (REST, Locators, Map)
Understanding of website performance and latency issues
Knowledge and comprehension of Object Oriented development techniques
Be able to test (ex functionality in various browsers for quality assurance)
Be able to come to office at least twice a week, rest can be tel-commuted
Be on-call for website emergencies
Strong time management and prioritization skills
Possess initiative with strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and planning skills
Must be a team player who is self-motivated, driven, open to new challenges
Must "think on your feet" while "doing what it takes"
Able to work under heavy deadlines and on multiple projects
Remain abreast of industry technical trends
Must continue to develop/maintain skills along with industry standards
Ability to identify and resolve process inefficiencies
Able to maintain a professional presence and represent the Company favorably
Must understand and embrace the company core values, goals, mission and vision

Great to haves:
Start Up Experience
Experience working with outside IT vendors and partners
Experience making key technical decision for a high-growth company
Involved in the tech community
Has spoken at meetups and conferences
Contributes to Stack Overflow, has a GitHub repository, etc.
Extensive exp. in an Agile environment
Solid understanding of development processes, from UI to DB
Experience evaluating multiple tech approaches and selecting the most effective
Deep experience across multiple platforms and technology stacks
Experience making impactful decisions beyond technology
Knowledge of anti-fraud, spam and scam systems
SEO development skills (develop SEO strategy and implementation)
Ability to identify and implement the best allocation of resources

Must haves
Pass pre-employment screening and background checks
Clean criminal background check (no felonies)
Proof of a drivers license and acceptable driving record
BA/BS degree with a focus in Computer Science or Software Engineering or 2+ years of rapid web and database development

If you have any of the above qualifications please apply via: jobs.fretbuzz.com
or simply reply to this post and attach your resume (include portfolio).

We look forward to getting to know you over a pint.
The team at Fretbuzz

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