Software Engineer - Cloud API/Services

Are you looking to help build out a product that can have a meaningful, real-life impact on millions of people?

At Zoosk, we have the tremendous and rewarding challenge of providing meaningful connections between over 40 million users worldwide and growing.

The API & Services team at Zoosk owns much of the infrastructure that supports this initiative, building out cloud services and APIs to deliver the functionality our client teams need. By working closely with the Product Management team, the team is also intimately involved in seeing how we decide on the features we build today.

The team is looking for engineers with hands on experience building out high traffic web applications in the cloud. Given the responsibility and amount of ownership, candidates must also be flexible and like having variety; enjoy getting their hands dirty; and take enjoyment in owning large parts of a product. We also look for candidates who thrive with a quicker pace, as our process (which includes self-service deploys!) enables us to deliver and improve on the product quickly.

Join a community of doers, who value collaboration, open communication, and an exploratory approach to problem solving that sets us apart from other organizations. You'll enjoy seeing your work ship quickly and watching your efforts help Zoosk continue to impact the lives of our over 38 million users worldwide.

While there is a lot to do, we also have a very open culture and know how to have fun; team and company outings, happy hour Fridays, catered lunches, and FTO (flexible time off) are just some of the ways we support the team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent, and at least 1 year of experience building high traffic cloud web applications. Bonus if experience in Java or PHP.

  • Solid foundations in computer science fundamentals, particularly OO, data structures, and algorithms

  • Bonus if you have experience with AWS Cloud Services (EC2, RDS, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, ElastiCache ...)


Responsibilities

  • Design, code and maintain

    1. application logic that drives our frontend experiences, with example features including messaging, search and notifications.

    2. highly scalable, performant, fault tolerant data storage and processing systems, with technologies including MySQL, Memcached, Cassandra, SOLR, and RabbitMQ.

  • Collaborate with product managers to define clear requirements, deliverables, and milestones.

  • Own significant portions of the codebase and monitor their performance in production systems.

  • Identify opportunities to improve Zoosk software infrastructure through research, proof of concepts and production integration.



Zoosk
 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Us:

Zoosk’s Core Values: Don’t stop caring. Be a doer. We’re better together. Speak up. We say no to the status quo. If there’s fun to be had, then have it.

Zoosk is a leading online dating company in San Francisco founded by two engineers in 2007.  After ten years, we have 40 million users in 80 countries exchanging millions of messages in 25 different languages every single day. 


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