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Funding20M-50M USD
IndustryVideo, Search, E-commerce, Advertising, Entertainment
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Content Engineer

at Sugar Inc. in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 09, 2014   |  
Content is the bread and butter of the ShopStyle experience. Our international portfolio of hundreds of retailers and thousands of big label fashion products makes shopping for the hottest products and the best deals in fashion a breeze... and it takes sharp, motivated, and innovative people to make the experience a reality. The ShopStyle Content Team seeks a strong tools engineer to help us reach, and surpass, our goals.

You possess a mix of strong UNIX scripting and Java programming skills. You know databases and text processing inside and out. You have experience defining and implementing tools and metrics for quality control, and a knack for creative solutions to tricky problems. DRY and KISS are guiding principles for you. We're a startup, so you're a self-starter, you're a quick study, and you understand the value of sharing your knowledge. Your top-notch communication skills will be indispensable working with a tight, dynamic and diverse engineering and marketing team. And your work will have impact.
Develop automated test tools and processes for continuous content acquisition for a large retail product database
Refine existing product categorization rules and define new rules as necessary
Monitor existing continuous content acquisition process, report and triage issues, and review/verify fixes as necessary
Define and measure quality metrics for new and existing data integration projects
Contribute to existing content acquisition codebase
Document and test all work
2 years Java experience in a production environment; experience with Hibernate or other ORM tools very desirable
At least 2 years of experience with perl and Bash. Experience with Python, Ruby, and other languages is a huge plus. Knowing when to use the right tool for the job is a must
Experience working with XML, including schema/DTD development and XSL transformation techniques, SAX and DOM parsers, etc
Strong SQL skills (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLServer)
Strong UNIX skills, and the ability to work closely with systems administrators
Strong debugging skills
Understanding of source control (Subversion, git, Perforce) strategy and application
Previous experience with web crawling and business-to-business data integration
A love of learning new things, and passion for giving our users the best possible experience
Fluency in French, German, Spanish or Portuguese a plus
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
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