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Job Posting:
Ning Seeks Web Application Performance Engineer (Palo Alto, CA)
August 26, 2008 @ 09:33:59

Company Ning
Location Palo Alto, CA
Title Web Application Performance Engineer
Summary

Overview

The Ning Application Engineering team is a small, flat, and highly productive team of people building software that matters to millions of people in their daily lives. We use PHP and Javascript on top of the Ning Platform to deliver an extremely friendly and infinitely customizable experience to Network Creators on Ning.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Your Own Social Network for Anything is as fast as possible. Then push to make it faster.
  • Be the performance expert across all of our application development efforts - define the goals and framework for ensuring we are always getting faster as a service.
  • Work closely with all members for the application development team to optimize the performance of each component and/or feature.
  • Perform regular architecture and design reviews for new and existing features from a performance standpoint.
  • Monitor overall site performance using internal and external tools. Develop tools as needed.
  • Identify and own performance issues, design and develop code to address these issues.
  • Identify performance hotspots and risks. Develop short and long term plans to address these issues before they impact growth

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science.
  • Direct and extensive PHP and/or cross browser web development experience.
  • Knowledge of PHP internals, Apache, and system profiling tools.
  • Deep knowledge of how web pages and their elements are processed and rendered across all major browsers and their versions.
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Experience programming scalable web applications and considerably improving their performance.
  • Knowledge of web services, and agile development methodologies desired.
  • Experience working on websites with very high transaction volumes.
  • In-depth knowledge of network programming, and HTTP protocol.
  • Recent hands-on experience with some script and shell programming (e.g. Perl and Shell).
  • Personality, comfort and desire to be a leader.
  • Curiosity. You've created a social network on Ning. You dive into a bit more detail and are struck by the Ning Content Store and why we chose that architecture. You have ideas on how to make the site better and faster. You have lots of technical questions for us.

Please send your resume to yoonie@ning.com

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Job Posting:
Ning Seeks Application Developer (Palo Alto, CA)
August 25, 2008 @ 16:27:10

Company Ning
Location Palo Alto, CA
Title Application Developer
Summary

Overview

Our Application Developer group is a small, flat organization populated with people who are passionate about creating beautiful software used by millions of people in their daily lives. We use PHP and Javascript on top of the Ning Platform REST APIs to deliver an extremely friendly and infinitely customizable experience to Network Creators on Ning.

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in designing and executing new features on Ning's "killer app" - Your Own Social Network for Anything. Projects may include work on photo sharing, video sharing, discussions, blogging, events, OpenSocial applications, and wikis features as well as new features entirely.
  • Work in rapid 2-4 week development cycles.
  • Collaborate closely with design and product management to ensure that the feature achieves the goals laid out for it.

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in CS or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with PHP, AJAX, and HTML/CSS.
  • Java or C++ or object oriented design experience.
  • Experience programming scalable web applications.
  • Knowledge of web services, and agile development methodologies desired.
  • Know your way around Flash.
  • Curiosity. You've created a social network on Ning. You dive into a bit more detail and are struck by the Ning Content Store and why we chose that architecture. You have lots of technical questions for us.

Please send your resume to yoonie@ning.com

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Job Posting:
Boutique Bay Area Consulting Firm Seeks Sr. Software Engineer (Palo Alto, CA)
December 17, 2007 @ 15:25:00

Company Boutique Bay Area Consulting Firm
Location Palo Alto, CA
Title Sr. Software Engineer - PHP Application Engineer (On-site Consultant needed for up to 1 year)
Summary

Seeking a top notch senior software engineering consultant for a large online media property that is growing a cutting edge social platform with some very exciting features and innovations.

We are looking for a PHP developer to join our small team of engineers who are architecting a high performance social platform. The position has the benefits of a start up: a small team, rapid development, get things done and a direct effect on the product and features, while maintaining the stability and audience of an established company.

The ideal candidate will have experience building large capacity web sites, working with new technologies and the desire to build a great platform.

Also experience with interoperating with web services such as Flickr, or Yahoo APIs would be great, experience with Amazon S3 storage extra bonus!

  • 5+ years experience
  • PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux
  • Mathematics, Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • PHP and Database Development
  • Zend Framework or MVC architecture
  • Enthusiasm to build great features
  • Have fun

For consideration, send your email to Donna Rutledge at donnar@gmail.com

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