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Software Engineer, Front-End

at Snooth Media in New York, NY   —   Apr 24, 2014   |  
Overview
Snooth is seeking an experienced front-end engineer to help build and maintain the world's largest wine review site. You'll work alongside a smart, dedicated team of designers and engineers to build the next generation of the site. If you enjoy the challenges and opportunity of working with a startup with the benefits of a mature company, Snooth may be for you. Candidates should have at least 2-3 years of professional experience working with PHP, SQL and Javascript. Specific experience with PostgreSQL, Smarty, and MooTools/jQuery is a plus. Duties will include developing site features and taking part in high level software architecture projects. Experience working with Perl and Java are helpful but not a requirement.

The engineering environment at Snooth is fast paced and exciting. If you are interested in finding scalable ways to approach everything you do from shopping for groceries to building databases, you're exactly the type of engineer we are hoping to find.

Along with your application, please include samples of code you have written in the past along with your salary requirements. This is a fulltime position based in New York and comes with a comprehensive benefits package: health, dental, vision, vacation, stock options, cell phone plan, travel reimbursement etc.

Snooth.com launched in 2007 and is now the world's largest and fastest growing wine website. We power the wine results for companies such as Time Inc, Conde Nast and others, reaching a monthly audience of over 10M uniques. In 2010, we expanded our portfolio of sites to include TheSpir.it. We're a nimble, New York based, venture capital backed company and a great place for smart, hard working people to make a difference. This is a full-time position based in our Midtown Manhattan office. Qualified candidates only please. This is NOT an entry-level position; this IS a mid- or senior-level position.

No recruiters or outsourcers.
Experience
Be able to demonstrate that the you have the below skills
Understand elegant and scalable software development
Enjoy coding as a leisure activity
Have the ability to work within frameworks that are the foundations of development rather than throwaway or standalone code
Uphold the Three Virtues of a Programmer http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?LazinessImpatienceHubris
Understand the appeal of "Duct Tape Programming" http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2009/09/23.html
Skills
Advanced level PHP knowledge (2-3 years)
Advanced level Javascript knowledge (2-3 years)
Experience working with SQL (2-3 years)
Comfortability on the Linux command line
Formal understanding of the HTTP protocol and how clients and servers communicate with each other
Education
Have a CS degree or equivalent experience
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