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Web UI Engineer

at TheFind in San Francisco, CA   —   Mar 25, 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
Hands on feature application development utilizing the entire front end technology stack
Work with multiple business and technology stakeholders to ensure product initiatives are met
Deliver high-volume web applications in rapid release cycles
Participate in project scoping and technical feature definition
Skills
REQUIRED SKILLS:
Strong experience with HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
Strong experience with LAMP development (PHP, MySQL)
Working knowledge of Smarty or similar template engine
Working knowledge of XML, JSON
Intimate knowledge of cross browser/mobile web best practices
Good eye for design and ability to produce pixel perfect deliverables
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DESIRED SKILLS:
Object-Oriented Javascript experience
Experience working in MVC frameworks
Experience with Facebook OpenGraph
Working knowledge of Photoshop
Experience working with remote team-members
Experience in both start-up and mid-sized companies
Education
BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
3+ years industry experience
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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