Senior Software Engineer – Web Applications
Ask.com - Oakland, CA

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About Us

At Ask.com, we’re the #1 brand focused on answering questions. We answer the questions of over 227 million people worldwide across the Ask Networks. We have one of the highest-quality and most useful Q&A databases on the Web with more than 400 million Q&A pairs - growing by the millions each week. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action. We are serious about creating & maintaining a great culture and are looking for great people to come join our team.

Summary:
Ask.com is looking for experienced web application engineers interested in supporting the next generation answers platform. Be a part of a team taking search to the next level by harnessing the powers of structured data, web extraction technologies and community-driven content. We are looking for smart, enthusiastic software engineers who have a passion for both client and server-side development. This person will join a pivotal team responsible for the application platform that supports the Ask.com family of websites. Work closely with designers and other engineers to build new, innovative features using the latest in internet technologies.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
Design and develop cutting-edge features utilizing Java, XML, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS

End-to-end development

Write clean, well-tested, maintainable code

Improve the current Ask.com front-end platform for performance, scalability, and maintainability

Coordinate

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

Work in tandem with engineers in other teams to define APIs for restful data services

Keep up to date with new web technologies

Technical Skills and Experience

Java, JSP, OOP, XML, Spring, Hibernate – 5 yrs

JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, HTML - 5 yrs

Web Services required

Experience with community-driven web sites – a big plus

MySql experience – a plus

PYTHON, PERL – a plus

Linux/Apache – a plus

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

Location: Oakland, CA (near BART station downtown Oakland)

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