Principal Software Architect
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  • Social Commerce at Sociable Labs in San Mateo, CA
Sociable Labs is tackling many interesting tech challenges, just a few of which include:
Scaling a multi-tenant SAAS platform to serve the request volumes of over 10 of the largest e-commerce sites on the web, and growing
Developing analytics that join relational and log data in the cloud for billions of data records per month
Using a continuous deployment process to manage releases for an enterprise SAAS product
Making use of distributed caching systems to speed the performance of data retrieval from social APIs provided by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Linkedin

You are looking for the next challenge. You've led teams -- by example. You excel at Java, but know its limitations. You thrive in working in a rapidly growing yet collaborative environment.
YOUR WORK: Participate in and optimize the creation of highly scalable production database instances in a highly agile environment. Perform complex replication design and troubleshooting. Work closely with developers for schema design, complex query review, and query tuning. Work closely with Product Management on data related requirements and design of new product functionality Design and implement data models and data access layer for new product functionality Ensure implementation of industry best practices in database engineering.

8+ years experience in large scale, distributed systems and Java development, including Servlets, JSP, Java Beans, EJB, JMS, RMI, JDBC.
Very strong OOP/OOD skills
Good understanding of algorithms
Strong relational experience, Postgres a big plus, but Oracle or other major platform also ok
Understanding of two phase commits, high availability, scalability, application-driven sharding
Experience with NoSQL systems and patterns
Bonus: Interest/experience in analytics and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig

Whats your passion? :)
Sociable is passionate about defining the next phase of the social web. We see a day where Facebooks social graph is central to the online shopping experience. Our software is powering this next generation experience for millions of users on sites like Ticketmaster, LiveNation, and Chegg today!

Are you a passionate rock star within your chosen craft?
Were seeking more rock stars to join our smart & fun team. This is an opportunity to join a well-funded start-up at the ground floor and make a big impact during our high growth phase. We are inundated with customer demand right now and need you to step-in and contribute right away. Are you up for the challenge?

Whats awesome about us?
We are working on fun, consumer facing social products, but with a proven revenue model (software as a service). Weve shown we can make social commerce a reality, influencing millions of dollars in sales each month for our customers. Less than 6 months since our product release, we raised a big round of VC funding at a 5X increase in valuation. We are on a roll!

Tell me more about the team and work environment.
OK. Were a fun team of passionate professionals on a mission to build killer software and a killer company. We love learning about technology, social media, and everything start-ups. We subscribe to the lean startup model and utilize the Minimum Viable Product approach. Were a close bunch that likes to work and collaborate with each other. Were so flat, our fearless leader Nisan (CEO) sits 2 feet away from the next employee. :) Everyone on the team has a critical and high visibility role to help take Sociable to the next level. You gotta love the start-up environment and know your craft like the back of your hand to do well here. Were located in San Mateo right next to the Caltrain station.