FTB X: Software Developer
FindTheBest Inc. - Santa Barbara, CA

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Who we are:

Just two years since launch, FindTheBest has grown from a small Santa Barbara garage to a 70+ employee company with 25M+ visitors a month, already a quarter the size of Yelp. Everyday, even the newest employees make a giant impact on our millions of users. If you’ve ever dreamed of being an entrepreneur—but want the security of a company built for success—there’s no better place to start your career.

FindTheBest helps people make big decisions. We collect, organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so our users can pick the best smartphone, college, ski resort (and 800+ others) for them. Many employees specialize in one of 10 broad categories—like travel, sports, health, or education—designing smart filters, colorful visuals, and easy comparison tools to help people decide.

We're backed by two VC firms: Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and New World Ventures. Our founder/CEO previously started DoubleClick (sold to Google for $3.1B). Located in Santa Barbara (“Silicon Beach”), we're fast-growing, and best of all, fun. Employees enjoy snacks, a game room, quick access to the beach, and daily classes with a personal trainer. Career opportunities abound for smart students from just about any background, from software engineering to sales to marketing to research and writing.

What we're looking for:

We are looking for passionate and talented programers that get excited about our huge ambitions, love tackling big real-world problems in practical ways, and view coding as fun, not work!

You should:

Have a passion for solving big problems in creative and ground breaking ways.
Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment. Creative and self starter, can you see a problem and find a solution on your own. Be more than just book smart, we want to see personal projects, small tools and interesting projects you have done outside of school. Our PET engineers solve a lot of problems and puzzles. A passion for finding different ways towards a solution is highly valued.

What we use:

Whatever it takes to get the job done! This specific role is going to be on our PET team - an engineering team based on delivering quick solutions for non-technical business units in the company. Our open position will be involved with our monetization efforts and integration of our platform with our partners' offerings. Skills we look for:
PHP
HTML/CSS - strong
Javascript
Familiarity with POST/GET and forms
JQuery
MySQL
Redis -plus
MongoDB -plus
Sphinx - plus
Ubuntu on Lenovo, but Mac works as well!

Compensation:

While Kleiner Perkins is our venture capital firm we can't give you a private jet to fly to a private island, but you can use our comparison to FindTheBest one (fractional-aircraft.findthebest.com). We will negotiate a package that allows you to enjoy sunny Santa Barbara (Silicon Beach as we call it) and share in the future success of the company! Our fringe benefits include time-off when the surf is pumping, impromptu team outings, and ownership of your own projects.

If Interested:

Submit a resume with past projects, a brief bio, and relevant URLS (github, stackoverflow, personal website, etc...).

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