Software Engineer
Grovo - New York, NY

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Job Description We ’re looking for innovators and problem solvers who want to have an enormous impact on the world and are passionate about taking on the largest of challenges. Join Grovo ’s talented engineering team and lead the development of our core product features. You will be a critical member of the team as we build our product and continue expanding to a global audience. You will collaborate closely with our team of engineers, developing on the full application stack.

We ’re fast-paced and we iterate quickly, pushing deployments to the live site several times a week on our agile development cycle. You will make an immediate impact by working on our engineering team, in our new office, which was named top 5 startup workplaces in NYC! We ’re built on the LAMP stack and are hosted on AWS. We ’ve created several internal tools to automate processes and proprietary features that make us unique in the market.

These include custom API integrations with Facebook and Twitter, our homegrown HTML5/Flash video player, a data warehouse built from scratch, and our own content management system built with a MongoDB backend. You ’ll have an opportunity to work with the latest technologies and contribute to these features. Skills " Requirements Essential Functions Work with our Product team to understand the core functionality and desired user experience for our products Work with our Growth team to iterate on the site in order to optimize our signup funnels and viral mechanics Collaborate with our front-end and backend engineers to develop full end-to-end features Run unit tests and take ownership of your code, maintaining and updating it as necessary Work within our fast-paced agile development process, releasing smaller updates as part of our daily Scrum and larger deployments within our weekly sprint cycles Job Qualifications You have several years experience working with PHP in an MVC framework You ’ve worked on the full stack of a website Strong skills (2+ years) in Javascript (we use the JQuery library) Strong skills (2+ years) with relational databases and SQL (we use MySQL) Ability to write semantic, valid HTML/CSS You ’re cognizant of code performance and can optimize all levels of the application stack You know how to use memcached efficiently, how to profile database queries and middle layer code, and can identify front-end inefficiencies using browser tools You ’re knowledgeable with UNIX and source control revision systems You aren ’t afraid to get your hands dirty with new technologies and API ’s Preferred Venture-funded start-up experience Contributed to open-source projects Public portfolio of past and ongoing work Knowledgeable of AWS and their cloud hosting services Located in NYC or willing to relocate for the right opportunity Personal Love the web and technology Grow a product that helps people and adds value Always loves a good challenge Self aware with integrity Thrive in a fast-paced environment Confident and fun About Grovo We were the first to provide Internet education to the world. We created Grovo to help the world better use web and mobile apps with short-form video courses.

Our mission is to be your trusted source of real-time, high quality updates to the web and mobile products you and your friends use. Grovo makes it easy to be more productive in your personal and professional lives. Grovo produces 1-minute videos covering the latest changes to Internet services like Facebook, Evernote, and Google Apps. Grovo maps these updates to the services people use.

People are notified in real-time to help them use the services. People in 150 countries are using Grovo to save time and become more effective online. From K-12 school districts to 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, Grovo serves professionals and organizations of all sizes with its freemium business model. Grovo was founded in 2010 and is a privately held company headquartered in New York City.

Grovo has delivered 1 million video lessons and has raised venture financing from some of Silicon Valley ’s most prestigious investors. Grovo employees enjoy great benefits and perks, including health and dental insurance, stock options, free food/drinks, video games, and more -