Software Engineer
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for two talented and creative Software Engineers to join our Information Technology/Development team within our rapidly growing San Francisco office.

The ideal candidates will be confident and highly organized self-starters with first class communication and problem solving skills. Previous experience working in a fast paced environment is a must. The successful candidates will be responsible for developing innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of ideas and data and to make a difference in the transformation of research communication.

  • Work with members of the development team to enhance PLOS core product features and develop new ones.
  • Work with cutting edge Open Source technologies. Will rely on past experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Will perform a variety of complicated tasks. Assist the development team in solving complex technical problems.
  • Contribute to the platform architecture.
  • Work with the Product team to create technical documentation.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 3-5 years of experience in Java development. Familiar using a variety of development tools like Spring, Hibernate, Struts, Camel/Active MQ and Solr.
  • College graduate preferred. BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Strong software design skills.
  • Experience working with MySQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Previous participation in Agile/Scrum processes is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well both in a team and individually.
  • Intellectual curiosity, positive attitude and dedication to the job.
  • Contribution to an Open Source software project is a plus.
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