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Web UI Architect

at TheFind in San Francisco, CA   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
Overview
Do you love writing code? Feel perfectly at home on the both the server AND client sides of development? Hold execution and interaction in equal regard? You might just fit in. We're looking for talented and motivated web engineers who love to work with front end technologies.


About TheFind:
TheFind is a pre-IPO startup in the Bay Area in the area of ecommerce ($200 billion market). We’re building a shopping search engine that will be the premier shopping destination on the web, beating Amazon and Google. Millions of shoppers like you are already using www.theFind.com as a search destination to find the best products from every online and local store.

Leveraging the company’s unique ability to crawl and categorize more than 500 million products from 500,000 stores along with their identifying attributes, TheFind is building multi-channel shopping experiences on the browser, smartphone and tablets. The goal is to make the shopping experience easy, efficient and personalized for you. TheFind for iPad, iPhone and Android are the mobile apps that empower you to combine powerful in-store price comparison with shopping research on the browser or tablet while maintaining the same personalized session on both. TheFind surfaces the most relevant products from top stores right on the first page after searching at least 10 times more products than traditional marketplaces or shopping engines.

Some stats about TheFind:
- Targeting $5.2B online shopping advertising spend. Funded by Redpoint, Lightspeed, Bain Capital Ventures
- Leadership team from Stanford, Princeton, UCB, Harvard, IIT, BITS Pilani, GSB, Yahoo/Inktomi/Altavista, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, eBay, Verity
- 500 million products, 500,000 stores. Compare this with shopzilla/shopping.com/pricegrabber/amazon (~20 million products, ~5000 stores)
- Largest coupon search index, largest local shopping search index, largest visual search index, largest social commerce index
- 7 patents granted
Responsibilities
Technically anchor a small team of front end engineers, providing oversight for best code practices, design reviews and technology decisions
Collaborate actively with cross departmental technology leadership
Work with management and stakeholders to ensure product initiatives can be met
Participate in project scoping and lead front end technical definitions
Hands on infrastructure and feature application development utilizing entire technology stack
Be a superhero
Skills
REQUIRED SKILLS:
Expert level LAMP development skills (PHP, MySQL)
Expert level HTML, HTML5, CSS
Strong Object-Oriented Javascript experience
Intimate knowledge of cross browser and mobile web best practices
Proven history of working with MVC frameworks
Track record of successful application and systems design
Strong systems and troubleshooting experience
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DESIRED SKILLS:
Release management experience
Experience with Cassandra, Thrift, XML, JSON
Experience with Smarty or similar template engine
Working knowledge of Facebook OpenGraph, OAuth
Experience working with remote team-members
Education
6+ years experience building high-volume web applications in rapid release cycles
BS in Computer Science with strong software engineering background
Compensation
We offer competitive salary, stock options, health benefits, 401K, etc. You’ll be joining a group of experienced folks who love to innovate.

If interested, email engjobs _at_ thefind _dot_ com
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