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Web Development Engineer

at Prolific Giving, Inc. in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 07, 2014   |  
Overview
Prolific Giving is building a social platform to transform philanthropy for people, companies, and nonprofits. So, we're looking for extraordinary individuals to join our team of technology and philanthropy enthusiasts.

Just to let you know, we're ramping up operations very quickly to meet our strategic growth plans. We're planning on adding another 20 talented individuals to help us make the world a better place. In the coming months, these individuals will fill key roles in technical, creative, and operational areas.

But first things first; we want to add more technical individuals to our already growing team. If you share our passion and motivation to change the world, we'd like to welcome you to apply.

We are looking for experienced web development engineers who want to focus on the interesting infrastructure challenges of social web. You should get excited by challenges involving vast amount of data. You should be able to design and implement systems that scale seamlessly with a large number of different user groups and their efforts to share their causes and events in philanthropy efforts.

You:
build systems that scale to millions of users
are able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
are self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
love to tweak code and configuration files to get optimal performance
work with others to solve problems
are willing to wear multiple hats, if necessary, in a small team environment

How to Apply:
We'd love to hear from you. Please include a CV/resume with references with your application.

Applications without cover letters will not be considered. We need people who can communicate in code and in English.

Write whatever you like, but we'd prefer if you would explain why you are excited to join a startup and/or tell us about something you've done that you are particularly proud of.
Responsibilities
Work on a variety of upcoming web development projects with Front-end web development engineers
Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle from requirements to design to building to testing
Write code and solve problems across web platform and infrastructure
Perform complete testing of Web applications unit and system, engaging users as necessary
Maintain and enhance existing web applications
Generate new ideas, creativity and interactivity to web application development
Experience
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
3+ years professional experience in web development
Experience with rapid web development in PHP, Python, or Ruby (Extensive experience with PHP preferred)
Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the product
Experience with MySQL and NoSQL database solutions
Experience with server-side technologies
Proficiency in at least one modern client-side web technologies such as php5, CSS3, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, etc
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