Senior Software Engineer

Balluun 14 Reviews – Foster City, CA
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Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Architect and develop efficient, scalable and robust web application
  • Play a major role in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of applications
  • Build dynamic, high-volume web applications using agile development methodology
  • Work closely with other engineers in a small, informal team environment
  • Contribute to the overall design and architecture of the close-knit Balluun team


Requirements

  • BS or MS in Computer Science
  • 5+ years of hands-on, object-oriented, PHP/MySQL, MVC, AJAX professional experience
  • Ability to design database tables from informal specifications
  • Ability to write and debug MySQL queries
  • Ability to use Javascript/JQuery to create a compelling and dynamic UX
  • Experience with Facebook Connect API (PHP and Javascript)
  • Familiarity with JS, CSS, HTML, SVN
  • Experience in designing both front-end and back-end applications
  • A passion for building great software and pride in the quality of your programming
  • Startup mentality: self-starter, proactive, flexible


Preferred

  • Experience building Software as a Service (SaaS) applications
  • Experience with social networks
  • Experience in e-commerce (preferred business to business e-commerce)
  • Experience working on large-scale consumer website applications

Perks & Benefits

  • Stock Options
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Full Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Commuter Train Passes
  • 401K
  • Catered Lunches
  • Fun Team Building Trips and Events
  • Pet Friendly Environment
  • Kitchen Stocked with Snacks and Drinks
  • Imported Swiss Chocolate
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stunning Silicon Valley views from the 17th floor

About Balluun

A global company, Balluun has headquarters in Switzerland and conducts its groundbreaking technology development in Silicon Valley. The company's mission is to be the leader in providing patented technology solutions for tradeshows that facilitate, manage, and build wholesale commerce for buyers and sellers worldwide and across all industries. Balluun’s technology is an innovative solution that addresses the needs of tradeshows and leverages the economies of scale technologies can provide. With a guiding philosophy of connecting buyers and sellers and catalyzing growth, Balluun is re-imagining how businesses are created, managed, and can thrive with a technology-driven social business model.


Balluun Reviews

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    1. Promising start up, fun culture

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

      I have been working at Balluun full-time (More than a year)

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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      Pros

      Perks on perks - fully stocked kitchen, ping pong table that people actually play on, happy hours, fun team building events like going on a private boat out onto the SF Bay, smart and fun team members. Management puts effort into making the office a fun place and making sure that comforts (especially food) are taken care of.

      A strong product with a lot of growth potential - growth is already happening, it'll be exciting to see where it goes

      Small enough team so there's not much politics. People mostly work well together.

      Cons

      Going through some personnel changes as the team grows. A small number of the employees want the perks without doing the work they're supposed to - annoying for the rest of us who has to work with them.

      Advice to Management

      Keep promoting from within. It's great to see people get recognized for their hard work. Keep an eye on slackers.


    2. you can do whatever you want, which sounds good but is a sign of poor management

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      Current Employee - Product in Foster City, CA
      Current Employee - Product in Foster City, CA

      I have been working at Balluun full-time (More than 3 years)

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    3. Dissatisfied, not worth it!

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

      I worked at Balluun full-time (More than a year)

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