Senior Software Engineer - Web Apps

Simply Hired 45 Reviews – Sunnyvale, CA
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Job Description



About Simply Hired:

Simply Hired, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including The Washington Post, Fox Business, VentureBeat, ABC News, Computerworld, and International Nurses Association. Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service pay-per-click (PPC) and self-service pay-per-post job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2004 and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com



The Role:

As a senior member of the Web Applications team, you’ll be responsible for refining, evolving and innovating new features to improve the speed and functionality of our software applications. By utilizing your expertise with all aspects of the software development lifecycle (architecture through release) and your strong coding skills, you will influence internal teams to develop software that will take our job seeker experience to the next level.

Responsibilities:
  • Research, validate and recommend key technology decisions for our core applications and customer facing offerings
  • Define technical scope of products and their features
  • Actively contribute to software development (using open-source software, such as Python/Django, PHP, Linux, MySQL, and TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.) that engages and delights our users
  • Design, implement and test core components
  • Create new applications which leverage our core infrastructure in new and exciting ways
  • Create slick and fast front-ends for our consumer site, partner portals, and monetization system
  • Bring SDLC best practices to our web applications development team
  • Work with Operations team to ensure smooth deployment of product releases and updates
  • Mentor others on the development team – make them better!
Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in software development, with at least 2 years in an internet-focused software product or business.
  • Experience developing web-based consumer-facing applications using open-source software components such as Linux, MySQL, PHP, Python/Django, Apache required
  • Hands-on experience developing with XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX
  • Experience in an Agile software development environment in a web context
  • A thorough understanding of how business needs drive product features
  • Demonstrated expertise with the entire software development lifecycle
  • Bachelor’s degree (MS preferred) in Computer Science or related discipline
Simply Hired is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    1. Helpful (4)

      Go-Getters & Self-Advocates Please Apply!

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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      Pros

      Simply Hired is unique. With 10 years of expertise in the recruitment industry, we're not a true start-up. However with a small and agile team, we're definitely not a large corporation with bureaucratic hierarchy and team silos.

      Our team is focused on working underneath the umbrella of our company's core values: Passion, Accountability, One Team, Respect, Rigor, and Innovation. These values shape the way that we do business and work together cross-functionally every single day. The company values those who not only think creatively with the company's best interests at heart, but also advocate for those thoughts. This is not an environment for those who are comfortable sitting back and letting "the boss" make the decisions.

      The people who succeed and grow at Simply Hired are those that want to work hard, smart, and have a little bit of fun doing it.

      A lot of these reviews have spent time detailing the ‘perks’ of working at Simply Hired, namely free lunch, fun company-wide events, and lots of yummy snacks. However, our true differentiator is in the people that work here. This company is made up of some of the smartest and most passionate people you will ever meet. I’ve never worked somewhere where people care so very much. From engineers to customer service, our team’s rock stars show up every day determined to have their voices heard, and their ideas implemented.

      Apart from the people, another reason to love working at Simply Hired is the size of the organization. With only about 150 employees, our teams are small. People who use the phrase, “that’s not in my job description” beware, this is probably not the place for you. However, if you like to collaborate, enjoy working cross-functionally, want to jump into exciting projects, and want an opportunity to learn, then you should apply today!

      Finally, I recommend Simply Hired for people early on in their career. This is an excellent place to learn and develop your career. With an executive team built of equal men and women, management is always open to ideas, discussion, and most importantly mentorship. If you see a project that you’re interested in, ask to be a part of it, or ask to sit in. If you know that an exec has a background you’re interested in (i.e. you want to be a VP in a large company, or you want to explore finance), then ask to set up a meeting. They are always happy to help guide and support your career growth, or even to set you up with someone that they think can help. I know quite a few people in the organization who have begun personal mentorship relationships with various executives.

      Cons

      Frankly, it’s taken us a long time to get to this point. We’ve taken a few missteps and employee confidence was shaken. However, we’re moving in the right direction and internal confidence in the team and product continue to grow. For a while, the team was bogged down in negativity. However, as long as we all continue to come to work passionate and positive, Simply Hired will grow and thrive. To those of you reading these reviews, know that our team is determined to not let the past dictate who we are becoming. This growing organization is dedicated to ensuring that the culture, products, and team that we build are going to be a winning combination.

      Advice to Management

      My advice to our leadership team is to continue to interact with the larger team every day. By building personal relationships we destroy destructive fear and discomfort that inhibit creativity and teamwork. I also think you should try to look harder for the quieter members of the team who may not be excellent self-advocates as of yet, so that we can help support and mentor them. However, I think most of what needs to be done at Simply Hired is not the responsibility of leadership, but rather the responsibility of all of us.

      To the team: let’s continue to live our new company values every day and to encourage that in others around us. When we observe behavior that does not lie within these values, let’s point it out! Most importantly, let’s approach all that we do with kindness, empathy, and passion!


    2. Helpful (2)

      Amazing Culture, Amazing People, Amazing Vision

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

      I have been working at Simply Hired full-time

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    3. Great company - great people!

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