[sf-perl] [job] Wanted: Senior Developer for SingleFeed.com

Quinn Weaver quinn at fairpath.com
Wed Jan 16 12:18:17 PST 2008

I'm forwarding this post at the request of brian at singlefeed.com.
Please reply to him, not to me or to the list.

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SingleFeed is seeking a serious full-time web application developer to start immediately. This position is located in San Francisco or Palo Alto. 

Agile development practices. Rapid paced startup environment. 

SingleFeed is a venture-backed start up with real customers and real revenue. Our funding comes from two prominent early-stage VCs, True Ventures and NetService Ventures, the backers of companies like Automattic, Aggregate Knowledge, and Meebo. 

SingleFeed is a web service which enables merchants to effectively market their goods through shopping search engines such as Google Product Search, Yahoo! Shopping, Shopzilla, and PriceGrabber by managing and submitting high quality product data feeds. Each shopping engine has a different specification for how they want product data feeds to be delivered. Each shopping engine also has a different algorithm for how they rank products. SingleFeed's goal is to get merchants up and running quickly and easily on multiple shopping engines while helping merchants achieve the highest ROI possible. 

We are seeking someone to play a senior role in conceiving, designing and implementing SingleFeed's data feed management and optimization service. This is an exciting business that is growing rapidly, and we need someone who can quickly translate business needs and customer feedback into implemented features that together make a robust system. 

The position requires the ability to design systems, communicate and work effectively with others, write high quality scalable code, and deliver work on schedule. The candidate must have high standards with regard to the quality and maintainability of the system. Foremost, you must be a top-notch coder with a track record of solving hard problems quickly and elegantly. 

The candidate must be a very experienced web developer with background in Perl and other scripting languages as well as having worked with a strongly typed object-oriented language such as Java or C++. Expertise in SQL databases is required and specific experience with mySQL is a plus. Knowledge of front-end development using JavaScript and AJAX techniques is also necessary. Experience with common software engineering tools and processes is necessary. 
The ability to work in concert with a small team of passionate engineers, designers and product managers is essential. 

You will have to take a tech test, so only serious candidates should apply. 

Bachelor's degree in computer science or other technical field, or equivalent work experience. Master's or similar experience, is a plus. 
Significant experience shipping commercial software or building critical components of highly trafficked websites 
Five years of experience with design and implementation using the following technologies: 
- server-side web development using Perl, PHP or Java (significant portions of the system are written in Perl, so you need to have recent experience with Perl). 
- client side using DHTML and JavaScript 
- databases (Oracle, mySQL)

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