Solutions Engineer - Oakland, CA

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Join the #1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people’s questions. At, we’re building a next-generation Q&A service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices -- that combines the power of search with insight from real users.

Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing), fueling one of the biggest Q&A databases on the Web. This unique technology, combined with answers from real users in our community, makes the most comprehensive Q&A service around. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action.

The Role
Software Engineering in support of the Search Engine Marketing team at is all about improving engineering excellence; we are working to make it more productive and fun. The Software Engineering Team develops internally targeted software and services with the goal of helping business group improve software quality. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team

The ideal candidate will be an experienced software engineer with a passion for coding excellence. You will bring your innovation, superior ability to problem solve and creativity to contribute to our continued success.

Your Task

Direct involvement with business teams and understanding of the business.

Rapid prototype development to solve business challenges.

Proactively identifying ways technology can make the business more efficient.

Your Skills

Ability to rapidly assimilate existing systems and business concepts.

Experience with Java, SQL, JDBC or Hibernate.

Experience with Web Services.

Experience with concurrent programming.

BA/BS in Computer Science or a Business degree with strong programming experience. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies. Accordingly, agencies are requested not to submit such resumes to our job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company. Recruitment agencies that nonetheless submit unsolicited resumes to agree and acknowledge that the company is free to use them at its discretion, including without limitation directly contacting the candidate, and will not under any circumstances be responsible for any recruitment or similar fees related to such unsolicited resumes.

About this company
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Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer...