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Senior Software Engineer

at Compete, Inc in Boston, MA   —   Jul 02, 2014   |  
Overview
Compete is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team full-time helping us develop one of the fastest growing web applications. Compete.com currently gets over 1M unique visitors per month and is growing in leaps and bounds. The engineer will play a critical part in expanding out the Compete.com functionality to both attract new users and provide additional value added services to our existing users. Our environment is fast-paced based around an agile product development methodology with user-centered iterative design and development cycles. Our goal is to release new features and functionality monthly to keep the site fresh and engaging to our users. Intimacy with the blogosphere, e-commerce applications and Web2.0 applications is a big plus.
Responsibilities
Working closely with product management to define new features and functionality for the Compete web properties
Owning end-to-end process of feature implementation from conception to release
Working in a small group within a start-up environment creating full service dynamic web products
Working within a Linux and open-source environment
Creating complex standards-compliant web applications utilizing CSS, JavaScript, HTML/XHTML
Experience
Fluency working in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Python) development environment
Web Services (SOAP) experience a plus
Strong experience working with databases – both in terms of data modeling and data access
Strong web application design a must; Python, Perl, or PHP experience preferred
Development experience using Django a strong plus
Experiencing developing high performance web-applications used by millions of users a plus
HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge
AJAX experience a plus
Undergraduate degree in CS or a engineering-related field preferred
Excellent analytical and programming skills
6+ years experience developing commercial software
Track record of shipping software on time in a fast paced environment; previous experience with SCRUM preferred
Passion for developing high quality software that provides value to customers
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