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Funding10M-20M USD
IndustryWeb 2.0, Software, Social Networking
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Senior Software Engineer (PHP)

at Tagged in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
As a Senior Software Engineer at Tagged you will build social networking features that are used by millions of people just days after you commit your code. Our development cycle is rapid, iterative, and driven by metrics and analytics. We use PHP, Java, and Oracle for server-side development, and make heavy use of asynchronous JavaScript programs on the client.

Current projects include major feature additions, focused product improvements, enhanced algorithms for personalized search, APIs for 3rd party applications, and automated systems to counter spam, scams, and phishing attacks. We also routinely refactor the core application to improve performance, efficiency, and code maintainability.
In this job, you’ll be focusing on building out our PHP code base which does all our web templating in a MVC framework.
You’ll work closely with everyone on our product development team to optimize performance characteristics of our core engine, and overall provide solutions to the array of challenges that arise in a fast growing site.
You will work across the entire technology stack, and own what you build from design to implementation to deployment and maintenance.
If your talents are the PHP script kiddies/hacker type, but core architecture has been left up to someone else, then this role isn’t for you. As an engineer at Tagged you will write robust, maintainable, scalable code each day. You will build features used by millions of users just days after you commit your code.
Have professional development experience in large-scale, high-traffic consumer facing websites
Experience building high quality, scalable web applications
Thrive in a fast-paced, informal startup environment where rapid change is the norm
Know that stellar coding and development skills are far more valuable than just years of experience any day (But maybe you have both!)
Extensive experience programming in PHP (5 preferred)
Experience with Java and other web centric languages
Knowledge of SQL and relational database structures
Familiarity with using REST web services is desired
Good knowledge of web technologies, JavaScript, CSS, DHTML
BS/MS Computer Science
Background in physical sciences, mathematics, or statistics on top of CS is a plus
Highly Competitive + Options + Health Benefits
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