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Senior Software Engineer (multiple positions)

at Saavn in Sunnyvale, CA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
Overview
Thanks for your interest!

Saavn is a well-funded, VC-backed startup. We are the fastest growing digital media company offering South Asian content. Our mission is to provide easier access and discovery of quality entertainment content to hundreds of millions of people on devices of their choice. We have offices in Sunnyvale, CA (Engineering), New York (Business Development and Headquarters) and Mumbai (content operations).

We encourage you to check out Saavn.com, Google India Music, and our mobile apps on Android and iPhone. You will be a key person in our small engineering team that did this (and much more) and will have visible impact on our product. Tens of millions of users will be using the product built by you. You will find yourself working all the way from our ad-delivery to search engine to mobile apps (hopefully not in the same week, but we can't promise!). You will be reporting to VP of Engineering and working with people who have shipped many products for companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, Google and HBO.

Requirements
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Laundry list of requirements from a high-end software engineer (Masters in CS or equivalent, reasonable years of experience, OO concepts, problem-solving, etc.)
Excellent verbal & written communication skills are critical as we are a distributed team
Being detail oriented is important to succeed in this position

Should have "ONE or more" of the following:
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Experience handling large amounts of data
Expertise in search or text-processing
Experience shipping applications on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, or Symbian
Uber-expert in frontend technologies

Preferred Knowledge
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Expert-level knowledge of LAMP stack and Web 2.0 technologies (HTML, Javascript, CSS, AJAX, JSON, JQUERY, PHP etc.)
Familiarity with open source technologies and tools to efficiently build applications
Experience with startups, SCRUM
Expertise or experience with audio signal processing

We like people who are
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Passionate about building high-quality and highly usable products
Able to work under pressure on multiple and changing tasks
High energy and have a positive attitude in an small team entrepreneurial atmosphere

We offer competitive compensation package and benefits (salary, stocks, bonus, health, 401(K) - the works!)
Education
Masters in CS or equivalent
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