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Sr. Software Engineer - Localization & Internationalization

at in Sausalito, CA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
Want to work at a start-up where you can really make a difference?

Glassdoor, the world’s fastest growing career community and 2012 Webby Winner for “Best Employment Website”, is looking for a talented Sr. Software Engineer – Localization / Internationalization to help take our product to the next level. This is your chance to share your work with a worldwide community of over 14M users and make your mark on the #1 employment app on Facebook – and we’re just getting started.

Why Glassdoor?
We're located in Sausalito, CA (just minutes from San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge). Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, including equity in an early stage startup backed by top-tier VCs (Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill, Battery Ventures, and DAG Ventures).
We believe that work is one of the most important parts of our lives, so we also we believe in a winning culture and great benefits:

- 2012 Winner 'Best Places to Work' in the North Bay Area
- Fun, flexible, and casual environment
- Free fruit, snacks, and drinks
- Hack days and team outings (ball games, hikes, paddle boarding, etc.)
- 3 weeks of vacation and great benefits - we cover employee 100% / dependent 90%
As a Senior Software Engineer - Localization, you will play a leadership role in taking Glassdoor international. You’ll apply your strong technical background and deep experience in localization and internationalization to establish the architecture, processes, and tools necessary to localize Glassdoor. You will also establish and evangelize best practices for l10n/i18n across the engineering department.
As a fast-growing startup, we look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises. In this role you work with a small, collaborative team of engineers, QA, and product managers – so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also a must. But most importantly – we look for people that can prioritize, multi-task, and deliver – because it’s a lot more fun to get things done.
5+ years of software development experience on large scale, high-volume sites
2+ years of internationalization experience in a large scale, web environment, including industry standard localization tools (WorldServer, TRADOS, translation memories, term databases(TD) workflows, etc.).
Experience debugging software localization issues that arise in dealing with language-specific character encodings and varied file formats
Java web development experience on large scale, high-volume sites, ideally with open source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and Struts 2
Experience with SQL
Understanding of presentation layer technologies such as HTML, CSS, templating frameworks (Sitemesh, Freemarker, Velocity, Tiles), Javascript, AJAX and Javascript libraries (YUI, Dojo, GWT)
Bonus: knowledge of one language other than English: French, Italian, German, Spanish or Japanese
Bonus: experience building mobile web applications or products
Extra Bonus Points: you’re fun to be around!
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
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