Senior Software Engineer – Frontend Engineer - Oakland, CA

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About Us

Join the #1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people’s questions. At, we’re building a next-generation Q&A service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices -- that combines the power of search with insight from real users. Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing), fueling one of the biggest Q&A databases on the Web. This unique technology, combined with answers from real users in our community, makes the most comprehensive Q&A service around. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.


Become an engineering member of one of the innovative, technology-forward teams at Our focus is building and maintaining high-performance services and products that provide proven value to our users. The successful candidate will be a talented developer that values test-driven development, an agile work environment that encourages shared responsibility, and delivering top quality, cutting-edge products.


Design and develop cutting-edge features utilizing Node.js, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS

Front-end development (including work with mobile applications)

Write clean, well-tested, maintainable code

Work closely with a first-class product team prototyping next-generation web products

Leverage the best technologies for the job, including LESS/SASS, HTML5, CSS3, or any other technology you recommend.

Work with all-star mobile scrum team by participating in team wide design discussions, as well as help troubleshoot and fix issues in existing projects.

Design and implement projects/features from start to finish (R&D, design documentation, prototyping, implementation, unit testing, test plan/test cases, release engineering).

Take part in offsite adventures with the team (most recently we went sailing on the bay).

Participate in company-wide hackathons.

Required Experience

JavaScript, CSS3, AJAX, HTML5

Objected Orientated Development (with JavaScript)

Cross-browser/optimization expertise

Preference for agile work environments

Excellent written and verbal communications skills at the business and technical level

Strong work ethic, commitment and team work

Technical Skills

Solid CS fundamentals

Algorithms, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Networking

Strong Software Development Skills

Strong experience with OOP.

Some experience with TDD.

Ability to create solid documentation.

Familiarity with Agile/Scrum a plus.

Professional Skills

Masters Degree in CS or equivalent experience - 2 years ago - save job - copy to clipboard
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Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer...