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[vox-jobs] Fwd: Java Senior Software Engineer, SF

----- Forwarded message from Bethany Burns -----

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:12:53 -0700
From: Bethany Burns
Subject: Please post
To: webmaster@lugod.org

Sr. Software Engineers unite! Seeking Java gurus ready to drive 
innovation, launch great products, and build a great team. GUBA.com

GUBA.com is seeking highly intelligent and motivated Senior Software 
Engineers to join our 20-person team in our downtown San Francisco 
office. GUBA is the leading place to find, share, watch and buy the most 
compelling video content anywhere, from user generated uploads to Spider 
Man 2. While we feel like a start-up, GUBA is a highly profitable, 
privately held company with no outside investment.

Our engineers are the heart of the company; driving innovation, solving 
problems, taking on innovative projects, and working as a team. We 
release products frequently and rapidly, and rely on our engineers to 
take ownership of their code, fix their own bugs, and work closely with 
the product team to deliver business value. We believe in frequent, 
quick iterations and are working on incorporating agile development 
methodologies into our company.

GUBA strives to be the absolute best place to work. Below is a list of 
benefits the company provides:
? Highly competitive salary
? Stock options
? The opportunity to work with a group of extremely bright and motivated 
? Access to whatever technology that you need
? Free lunch everyday to all employees, espresso/gourmet coffee and 
endless snacks
? Three weeks paid vacation, one week paid sick leave
? Convenient location in downtown SF, less than a block from BART and MUNI
? Excellent medical ,dental and vision insurance provided at zero cost 
to employees
? 401(k) plan
? A ping pong table, XBOX, and classic arcade game machine
? An open door policy with all levels of management

Required Technical Skills
- Java Expert
- Proven experience working with PERL and C++
- MySQL or other database experience
- 8+ years integrating content management systems, including 
high-availability databases
- 5+ years architectural leadership experience with multi-terabyte 
database-backed hosted web applications; well versed with both OLTP and 
OLAP systems
- Must have hardware scaling and software tuning experience; experience 
designing software systems for hosted environments; extensive knowledge 
of networking and network protocols; design patterns and distributed systems
- 5+ years experience building J2EE web applications (using JSP, 
servlets, struts )
- 5+ years LAMP stack experience (LAMP = Linux, Apache, MySQL, 
- 5+ years detailed data modeling experience
- 5+ years experience with at least one, preferably two, major 
commercial RDBMS
- Understanding of issues related to business logic in stored procedures 
vs. in middle tier
- 3+ years experience with web page templating frameworks in J2EE and LAMP
- Must have used at least one application framework for a modern agile 
language (Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl) such as Zope, Ruby On Rails, 
HTML:Mason, TurboGears (6 months - 1 yr ) and be able to articulate the 
risk/reward of using an agile framework.
- Intimate understanding of the issues around the use of web 
infrastructure technologies such as session management, web caching, 
virtual hosting, DNS

Summary of Role and Deliverables
- Define the technical implementation for our online offerings, working 
from high level product requirements and detailed UI specifications and 
- Work directly with product manager and UI designer to understand 
business and user requirements and flesh out technical implementation 
based on those needs
- Identify and drive selection of 3rd party and open source tools, 
applications, and components for integration into offering
- Develop architecture strategy, including migration and implementation plan
- Implement the product offering using your preferred tools
- Mentor the other developers on the team, do code reviews, and help 
guide process

Additional Requirements:
- Desire to work in a small, fast-paced environment
- Must have experience working in small companies (<50 people)
- Must have experience implementing a market-successful 1.0 offering
- Able to understand business objectives and translate product 
requirements and UI requirements into working product offering and documents
- Ability to define architecture, implement offering, and lead/mentor 
team of engineers
- Excellent interpersonal skills, although a bit of over-confidence is 
acceptable just so long as you can back it with awesome coding
- 8+ year successful track record designing and developing complex 
multi-tiered high performance Web applications (please provide list of 
sites developed)

Please submit an email detailing why you?re the right engineer for the 
job (resumes alone will be deleted) and a copy of your resume. Send 
applications to: jobs@guba.com.

Candidates who successfully make it through the interview process will 
be given an iPod Nano as compensation for their time.

Check GUBA out @ http://www.guba.com

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