Senior Software Engineer
Avos Systems Inc. - San Mateo, CA

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About AVOS

AVOS Systems is an Internet company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. AVOS is headquartered in San Mateo, California with additional offices in Beijing, China and Dunedin, New Zealand. AVOS recently closed a Series A financing led by New Enterprise Associates and Google Ventures with participation from Madrone Capital and China-based incubator Innovation Works.

AVOS is committed to building great products that people use in their everyday lives. We demand excellence both in the products we build and in the team members we hire. Working at AVOS isn't for everyone; newcomers are expected to keep pace and hit the ground running. We offer competitive compensation and generous perks. But more importantly, we offer individuals autonomy in defining new products and shaping our young company.

Our products include Delicious,, and Zeen.

Design and develop components that provide a high degree of utility without sacrificing simplicity
Develop innovative features and solutions that enhance and extend our core product
Establish yourself as our technology leader for web application development
Launch early and often, iterating to take a great product to an even better place!
Skills & Requirements
4+ years experience in software development, with in-depth focus on developing web applications
Expertise in one of the following: Ruby, Python, Java, or C/C++. Experience in all a plus.
Experience of Scala, Node.js, HBase, MongoDB or Cassandra a plus
Up-to-date experience with latest web technologies including HTML5 and CSS3
BS or MS in computer science or related field
Strong Javascript Skills
You don't just use libraries, but understand how they work, and their limitations; can build utilities when needed.
Practical experience organizing large js projects, managing dependencies, requiring modules, bundling, etc.
Experience working with different styles of inheritance, using helpers to define constructors, etc.
Knows how to use closures to create private scope, and other key aspects of js as a language
We enjoy working with people who can quickly and fully understand a problem, with strong views on the right way to do something, but always willing to learn and improve too. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.