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Senior Software Engineer

at Compete, Inc in Boston, MA   —   Jul 02, 2014   |  
Compete is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team full-time helping us develop one of the fastest growing web applications. 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 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.
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
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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