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.
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:
Write clean, well-tested, maintainable code
Improve the current Ask.com front-end platform for performance, scalability, and maintainability
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
Web Services required
Experience with community-driven web sites – a big plus
MySql experience – a plus
PYTHON, PERL – a plus
Linux/Apache – a plus
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)
Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer...