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Full Stack Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

San Francisco, CA / possibly Remote with some Travel
Are you a Software Engineer who loves creating fun products? Like games? And music?  TastemakerX is looking for a Software Engineer who can contribute to the design and implementation of our social gaming platform. You will be part of a high velocity engineering team that is valued in the organization.   This position is based in San Francisco, CA but could be a remote position if you are the right person.

About the Job
As a Full Stack Software Engineer at TastemakerX you would:

  • Design & Implement new features and optimize existing ones - from controller to model to view
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from, product management and designers
  • Work on improving our internal PHP tools and frameworks
  • Identifying bottlenecks and profiling our existing PHP codebase
  • Disciplined and rapid approach to testing and QA

 

About You

  • Extensive experience with at least one modern object-oriented programming language
  • Experience writing standards-compliant SQL (we use MySQL)
  • Independent problem solving skills, ability to write code that scales well
  • Solid understanding of the web stack (e.g. HTTP, cookies, headers, caching)
  • Experience with at least one modern source control package (we use Git)
  • Understanding of CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledge of Agile engineering practices
  • Experience with front-end scripting including: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX.
  • Linux Shell Experience

 

Ideally You

  • Experience in building applications on AWS using EC2, RDS, S3 and similar tools
  • Web services and syndication (e.g. Last.fm, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Experience working on high-volume websites
  • Knowledge of cross-browser quirks
  • Interest in mobile and touch-based web platform
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience in scrum

About Us
TastemakerX is a mobile social game and website that allows players to express musical taste by building virtual, 'followable' portfolios of the artists they love.  Our mission is to connect people who love music all over the world and the artists they follow. TastemakerX is growing and needs talented, motivated people to join us in that mission.
TastemakerX is led by CEO and co-founder Marc Ruxin and CTO/CPO and co-founder Sandro Pugliese. We are backed by Guggenheim Ventures, Baseline, True Ventures, Tekton Ventures, and AOL Ventures; and investors and advisors who include: John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Ted Rheingold, Paul Bricault, Ian Rogers, Mike Lazerow and others.  

What's Next
We're growing and are well funded and if you're interested in joining the team at TastemakerX, please send your resume, your portfolio, and an (optional) cover letter telling us what inspires you and why you think you are perfect for the team. If you contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or do something other than coding, we would love to hear about it when you write.

TastemakerX in the Press
Tech Crunch -- http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/14/tastemakerx-launch/
Billboard Magazine -- http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/exclusive-indie-rock-stock-exchange-tastemakerx-1007320152.story
Xconomy -- http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2012/06/14/tastemakerx-builds-a-taste-graph-to-reward-music-trendspotters/

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