Sr. Java Engineer
Optimal, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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Optimal, Inc. provides unparalleled audience data to help marketers manage and optimize their social advertising campaigns, all in real-time. Optimal was named the 9th fastest-growing, privately-held company in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 by the San Francisco Business Times and PwC. We are a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and are working closely with other major social networks, but our vision is a more general one – to be the numerati behind what it means to engage in a world where people are voluntarily social and highly mobile.

We are growing very rapidly and occupy a unique position in the social advertising ecosystem. Optimal is seeking top-caliber, motivated individuals who view optimality as a way of being, whose curiosity embraces both theory and practicality, and who are enthusiastic about applying their talent to the future of social media: open graphs, real-time, big data, and word-of-mouth at scale. Our culture is built around an intelligent and professional look at the wider world of online and social media, but we are also a group that doesn't take ourselves too seriously. If you want to work with smart people and change social marketing forever, come and join us!

Optimal is looking for a Senior Java Engineer whom is the master of all tiers. You will take a major role in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of our industry leading web applications that will use by users all over the world. Your tasks involve taking ownership of projects, integrate with varies third party systems, and build out dynamic, high-volume web applications using Java and Agile development methodology.

4+ yrs. of hands-on experience with web application development with Java

Excellent communications and collaboration skills

Strong OO design skills with good coding disciplines

Experience or knowledge of technologies from all application layers, such as JSTL, Site Mesh, AJAX, CSS, HTML, Hibernate, Spring Framework (Core, Security), or anything similar.

Highly self motivated, hardworking, an innovator, and proactive in finding solutions

Really strong database modeling and SQL skills, and experience in data mining and OLAP.

Experience with open source technologies and a track record of using these technologies in past projects.

Have BS/MS in computer science or equivalent technical skills.

Startup-comfortable: You will have to wear many hats and you will have great opportunities for contribution and learning. Thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be eager to learn new technologies as the need arises.

Bonus Points:
Experience with JS, CSS, HTML, and web frameworks like Backbone.js and JQuery.

Previous experience working with extremely large datasets.

Experience in building out high traffic and high volume applications

Knowledge or hands-on experience with web service technologies, such as Axis, SOAP, REST, or anything similar.

Experience with Linux, Apache, Tomcat. Working experience in a clustered production environment is a big plus.

Worked with Facebook / LinkedIn API

Competitive base + bonus + stock option package + 401k, medical and dental

Medical and dental benefits

Flexible and high-growth environment

Smart, motivated team

Option to work in either downtown San Francisco (near BART) or Palo Alto, University Ave (Caltrain)

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