Sr. Software Engineer - Recommendations Backend
Elance, Inc. - Mountain View, CA

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We are in the midst of a work revolution – quality work is moving online. And Elance is where the jobs are going. We’re building the infrastructure that capture clients and freelancers’ preferences and requirements, matching jobs with the best freelancers available, and maximizing the chance of great outcomes. And that’s where you come in.

As a key member of our Engineering team, you will contribute to the development of product vision that will transform the way people work. This is an opportunity for you to develop in the hottest space in technology - Big Data, Hadoop, Storm, Lucene, MongoDB. We will offer you a challenging environment where you have the ability to solve technical and product challenges, work with rockstar engineers and make an immediate impact. In turn, we want you to never settle for anything less than stellar work.

In this role, you will:
Design and develop high performance components/sub-systems for a highly scalable distributed service oriented recommendations system

Contribute to the innovation and technical design for overall recommendations architecture and features

Work with product to take product requirements and turn them into elegant, standards compliant, backend services

Own the overall quality of your components including unit testing, functional testing, and performance

Constantly strive to improve software development process and team productivity

To win in this role, you need:
5+ years of developing highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed backend services for web applications

Experience in distributed data processing using Map/Reduce

Proficient in Java and multi-threaded programming, developing in Linux based environment.

Expertise in some of the technologies like REST, JAX-RS, JAXB, Hadoop, Storm, Lucene, No-SQL database

Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills

Able to work in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment

BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field

About Elance

Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).

A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.

You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.

So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic.”

Visit us at www.elance.com

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