Sr. Software Architect - Java (up to $150k)
Skyrocket Ventures - Palo Alto, CA

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Sr. Software Architect


This is a fast-growing venture-backed startup looking to hire its core team of engineers. We are building a social personalization platform that leverages social graph data from Facebook, Google+ and other networks to enhance the user experience on any website. We are backed by top VC’s (investors in Pandora, Omniture) and a team of stellar angels (investors in DropBox, Zoosk, Qwiki). Our early pilot customers include top 10 e-commerce and content/media destinations serving millions of users daily.

We provide free PPO healthcare coverage for all employees AND their families, free catered meals, and awesome colleagues in a fun professional environment. Compensation is very competitive. We are located in Palo Alto.


You must enjoy working on new opportunities for data analytics created by the data explosion in social media. You should thrive as a key team member in a quick-paced, dynamic environment where your contribution will have a major impact.

In this position, you will be working with the company’s CTO and co-founder (PhD from Stanford) to design and develop server-side back-end components for our scalable SAAS platform.

Skills + Experience

3+ years designing and building server-side back-end components for scalable platforms
5+ years of Java software development
Experience with one or more of Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra and/or Mongo DB
A technical or scientific degree from a top institution is preferred