Senior Software Engineer for Successful Start-up - San Francisco, CA

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Opportunity to innovate and engineer cutting edge, large scale web applications.

Opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a successful, top tier start-up.

We are a top 10 social networking site and experiencing tremendous growth.

  • Create cutting edge product in the social networking space
  • Design web and mobile applications with challenging scalability and performance engineering
  • Function as a key player at the core of our talented team
  • Release code in a fast-paced release cycle
  • Work across the full stack
  • Make a big impact with a market changing company
  • Expertise in Ruby on Rails, or Javascript, or Python
  • MVC frameworks
  • Javascript, HTML
  • Experience with iOS and Android is a plus
  • Track record building great web products
  • Familiar with Memcache, MySQL optimization, NoSQL, Lucene, MongoDB, XML / JSON / REST, nginx, haproxy, AJAX user interface design
  • Comfortable in a Linux enironment (shell scripting, cronjobs, installing software)
We Prefer People Who are Passionate About:
  • Reading
  • Thinking creatively
  • Building your own website, start-up, mobile app - we love entrepreneurs!
Our Environment:
  • Supportive, friendly and fun
  • See your work used by millions
  • Agile, fast paced release cycle
  • Apply open source, cutting edge technology with continual learning opportunities
  • Work with bright, talented colleagues
  • Great location: Downtown San Francisco (Near Market and 1st Streets and near BART)
About Goodreads:
  • Successful start-up with a team of 30
  • We are the 8th largest social networking site
  • We are the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations
  • We have more than 12 million members who have added more than 400 million books to their shelves
  • Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Along the way, we plan to improve the process of reading and learning throughout the world
    You can submit the following additional information now or later in our interview process:
    • Code sample
    • Paragraph or two about why you want to work for Goodreads
    • Your solution to our design challenge: