Tweetup looking for Sr. Software Engineer, Pasadena–great company run by lengend @billgross!

Tweetup looking for Sr. Software Engineer, Pasadena–great company run
by lengend @billgross!

highly recommend getting in there now while it is starting up!

best j

Senior Software Engineer
Company: TweetUp
Location: CA – Pasadena
Senior Software Engineer

The Company
TweetUp is a micro-publishing search engine that boosts the world’s
best tweeters on any topic to the top of search results, raising them
above the noise and giving them persistence against the backdrop of
millions of tweets that fly by each minute. TweetUp has developed an
algorithm that assesses the quality, relevance, and influence of
tweets and tweeters, combined with a bid-based marketplace. This helps
users to find the best tweeters to follow, and if you’re a serious
tweeter, it increases your visibility, attracting the most highly
targeted followers.

TweetUp is an Idealab, a technology incubator who has launched dozens
of successful companies including (now known as Overture
Services) the leading pay for performance search engine which was sold
to Yahoo in 2003. Idealab is based in Pasadena, CA.

Position Purpose
The Senior Software Engineer will work with the software development
team to design and implement the web, middle tier, and database
systems for our nextgeneration social media platform. The key goal for
this person will be to bring the platform successfully to market, and
then to scale.

Key Position Accountabilities
(Either directly or through leadership of other team members)
Develop highly secure hosting systems and database backends to
properly manage and deliver our content.
Design and implement the web portal where advertisers interact with
our system’ will also implement the e-commerce.
Implement client-server API’s that allow machine interactions with our system.
Work with third-party partners to achieve smooth interoperability with
our system.
Participate in a highly visible software development and quality
assurance process.
Work with the IT department to manage deployments and upgrades.
Work with the Design team to implement user interface requirements and
to deliver a best-in-class user experience.
Work with team and managers to help define software release products
and development cycles.
Deliver clear documentation of requirements and system software,
development tools, and other support systems and infrastructure. Will
also create clear documented test results, and participate in software
readiness reviews.
Experienced with agile development methodologies like Scrum.
Commitment to software development practices like design patterns,
defensive programming, and unit testing.
Desire to design and implement solutions with significant data
dependencies with NoSQL platforms in addition to traditional
relational database platforms when appropriate
Ability to collaboratively architect high-availability and
high-scalability systems.
At least 7 years of hands-on development experience with relevant
tools and platforms, such as Java, DHTML, CSS, AJAX, PostgreSQL, and
Extensive experience developing bullet proof high-traffic web
platforms with experience in web front-ends, SQL backends, and
client-server internet applications.
Technical expertise in web systems architecture, design, maintenance,
administration and development on the Linux platform.
At least 6 years developing web-based content delivery systems.
Excellent written communication and documentation skills.
Additional Skill Sets
Knowledgeable about information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
Experience with Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, Lucene, Solr and Solrj
Apache projects highly desirable.
Experience developing e-commerce systems
Familiarity with SEO, keywords, etc.

Idealab is an equal opportunity employer

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