Senior Culinary Software Engineer - Search, Data and Systems
Yummly - Palo Alto, CA

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About YummlyYummly is building the digital kitchen platform and mapping the food genome...making life better/easier/more fun for everyone who cooks.Here°s why you should join Yummly ’s food/tech revolution: Yummly has built something that people already use and love, and is on the path to building something great.Yummly is unlocking the power of food, data " technology and solving problems that were impossible to solve before Yummly came along.Yummly has a great base to work from - we are already the fastest growing food site in the world with over 4M monthly unique visitors and 2 million Facebook subscribers in just 1 year. We are going to be huge.Yummly is funded by a team of tier-one investors who are as passionate about the opportunity as we are.Yummly is still a small early stage company. In other words, we are looking for people who want to have huge impact at an early startup.Yummly is a great place to work. We are a small, fun-loving team of friends all passionate about food - with great compensation, benefits and all the usual startup perks.You will have autonomy and freedom.

You will be the driver (not the passenger) of your own destiny and your goals for our startup. You will be passionate about what we ’re building. You will choose when and how you will get your work done.Some of the real problems we are solving that we ’d like your help with: Make computers understand every aspect of food and turn that into useful consumer productsDiscovering every recipe on the web and understanding the recipe in it ’s entiretyFind the best chocolate chip cookie for an individual user out of thousandsUnderstand the taste preferences of our users and their familiesResponsibilities @ YummlyAs a Senior Culinary Software Engineer - Search, Data " Systems, you will work on the core of the system: the food database; search; APIs; web crawling; ad serving; and much more. You may be asked to make the recipe search scale 10x; to build a web crawler that will find every recipe in the world; to collect and analyze fine-grained user-behavior metrics; to build automated testing and deployment tools; and to extend our AWS-based cloud infrastructure to scale seamlessly and to serve worldwide traffic.

You should be self-motivated and creative, with a passion for quality. We value collaboration: you should be able to communicate openly and clearly and be ready to give and receive constructive criticism.We write our code in Clojure, Java, and whatever else fits the problem best. We use PostgreSQL, Solr/Lucene, hadoop, and most AWS services. We believe in using the right tool for the job, in writing good elegant code, in design before implementation, and in thinking before doing.

If these sound right to you, you don ’t need to know all the tools we use, but you should be willing and able to learn quickly (and to teach us the tools and techniques you love).About YouWe ’re looking for passionate, food obsessed, experienced engineers to build our next generation site. We°d like someone that has a lot of these skills/qualities: You build scalable, fast web applicationsYou have experience building search enginesYou have experience with web crawlingYou are well-rounded and don°t mind working on front-end, analytics, and infrastructureYou have experience with, or would like to learn: Natural language processingLarge-scale data processing and analysisMachine learningAutomated testing and deploymentYou are also a good mobile developer (iOS or Android)You want to work on something you loveYou think big and do bigYou can solve the biggest, most difficult problemsYou want autonomy, freedom, and ownership of your workYou have a good sense of humor

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