[JOB] Expert LAMP Developer / Architect SF Bay Area

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[JOB] Expert LAMP Developer / Architect SF Bay Area

Postby runalot » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:52 pm

Veteran Silicon Valley Internet entrepreneurs seeking rock star PHP/MySQL lead developer / architect to own the ongoing new feature development and optimization of consumer search and recommendation site. If it’s within the Earthly realm of possibility, you should be able to build it. Fast. :-)

Extensive experience architecting, building and scaling high performance / high availability applications in PHP is a must. You will be the first full-time developer working directly with the founders; very involved in all aspects of the product and making a huge impact on the business. We’re looking for a thinker AND a doer.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assess existing code; identify areas for improvement; build enhancements to current first-generation site
- Work with founders to build all new features / functionality
- Come up with site-wide architectural approaches / solutions
- Own all phases of the software development from product definition / design through implementation, debugging, and testing
- Stay abreast of the rapidly changing technologies / approaches in consumer web, particularly in the areas of social media and SEO

REQUIREMENTS
- Extensive experience building and scaling high volume, highly available sites
- Current and rock-solid knowledge of PHP; deep understanding of implementation and performance optimization of FAST, secure PHP applications
- Expert knowledge of MySQL with special focus on scaling, performance tuning, schema design, etc.
- Hands-on experience building crawlers, as well as content aggregation from various APIs and web services
- Experience writing / optimizing complex algorithms
- Multivariate testing and statistical analysis
- Hands-on experience with MapReduce / Hadoop
- Must enjoy rapid iteration
- Independent and self-motivated
- Ability / appetite to understand legacy code and reverse engineer is critical
- US work authorization required
- Minimum 7+ yrs of software engineering experience; 2+ in an architecture and/or lead role; preferably consumer-facing, high-volume platforms
- 4+ years LAMP based application development; expert level PHP skills
- Minimum BS degree in computer science or related field

HOW TO APPLY

- E-mail your resume in WORD or PDF format with salary requirements / history to lampdeveloperjob at gmail dot com
- In your email, please tell us about yourself, some interesting things that you've built in the past, and why you are interested in this opportunity
- Be sure to include links to portfolio of previous work with clear descriptions of your specific role on the project

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