Lead Engineer
Sparked.com - San Francisco, CA

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Help us transform how companies engage their customers, communities, and employees. Be a part of something BIG.

"Social Media will be dwarfed by Social Business" - IBM

"Spending on social business software is expected to grow at a rate of 61 percent through 2016, a year in which the market for these products will reach $6.4 billion, compared with $600 million 2010." - Forrester Research

Yep, told you it was big. At Sparked, we're right in the heart of the social business revolution. We're helping companies like Kraft Foods, SAP, Terradata - and even the U.S. State Department change the way they do business. On a day to day basis, we're a team of driven individuals who recognize that the best work comes out of fine attention to craft and detail - along with a solid work/life balance. We share office space with Code for America on 9th & Howard... just around the corner from Heroku and down the street from Twitter. And while you wouldn't know it from the outside, we're located in an architectural paradise - timber ceilings, wooden floors, lots of light - and a great office community. As a nexus of cool happenings, the office is often graced with superstars... authors, big-data coders, internet icons, and startup legends. We've got the usual collection of perks like perrenially-cold keg of beer, ping-pong, bike-room, shower, and yada-yada, but although it's cliche, it's really the people that make this place special. At Sparked, you'll be surrounded by ultra-smart, compassionate and humble people who care about their work - and the planet. We'd love to get to know you.

Lead Engineer

Do you know what it's like to experience millions of people using your code? It's a rush, right? If you've felt this rush before, lived to tell, and want to sign up for more, we want you. You've probably led or worked on a team that has architected a complex and fast-growing web product. You're deeply familiar with database optimization, caching strategies, queuing, and all (or most) aspects of building a horizontally scalable web product. Ideally, you've got some experience building multi-tenant SaaS systems. You'll have managed Agile engineering teams before, but still love to get your hands on the command line and in your IDE.

In this role, you'll lead the engineering team in the ongoing development of our platform. You'll architect new solutions, shore-up old ones, and will scribe many fine lines of code. We use the LAMP stack (Zend Framework) - so, ideally, you'll already be familiar with Zend, but we recognize that you've probably been smitten by several other stacks.

We also hope that you're a big thinker and an explorer. Your best ideas probably come from somewhere other than the coding universe. Maybe you're a hiker, gardener, or a voracious fiction reader. If this sounds like you - or close to you, drop us a line - We're looking forward to meeting you.


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