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Senior Software Engineer

at Biff Labs in Cambridge, MA   —   Jul 18, 2014   |  
Biff Labs is seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer to be a core part of a small, experienced engineering team. We are looking for a generalist who is comfortable designing database or index schemata, writing server-side business logic, implementing mobile or tablet applications, or laying out a web page with CSS. If you're not well-versed in all of these things, we still want to hear from you -- you just need to be a motivated learner. Biff Labs has a fast-paced, creative, high energy, informal and demanding start-up atmosphere, where everybody and their work are important. Challenges are attacked in a fun and flexible environment. If you want to work with a team that is truly excited about building something great, this might be the opportunity for you!

This position doesn’t fit your background, but you are still interested? No worries – Biff Labs is always looking for smart, passionate people. Submit your resume and we’ll keep you in mind for future opportunities.
Efficiently plan, estimate, design, implement, and test software systems without supervision
Write stable, efficient, testable, scalable code
Work closely with the development team and product management to drive all phases of the software development life cycle, from identifying product needs to design, deployment, and live site operations
Build the Biff Labs engineering culture by participating in code reviews, establishing coding conventions, and mentoring other developers
6+ years’ experience building and maintaining production software
2+ years building software with agile methodologies
Relevant technologies:
Languages: Scala, Java, Python, C#, Objective-C, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
Search: elasticsearch, Apache Lucene/Solr
Platforms: Unix/Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android
Apache Hadoop, Apache Avro (i.e. anything Doug Cutting writes)
Passion for coding and for being very hands-on during all aspects of the development lifecycle
Appreciation for the user experience and well-designed user interfaces
Deep familiarity with rapid, iterative development best practices
Intuitive understanding of successful, direct-to-consumer internet products
Quick learner, self-directed, and able to work successfully both on a team and individually
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, intense, but very fun environment
A degree in a technology related field, or relevant experience
Biff Labs offers a competitive salary and benefits package
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