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Software Engineer (Web Application)

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:
ListenFirst Media is a well-funded NYC technology startup founded by multi-time successful entrepreneurs.

Our platform provides senior level Fortune-500 marketing executives with immediate access to a vast amount of relevant cross-channel metrics in a timely, intuitive, and digestible format, arming them with the deep insights necessary to efficiently optimize and understand the effectiveness of day-to-day marketing initiatives.  

We are currently in the process of building out our core team in NYC and are looking for smart, talented, ambitious, and creative people, interested in challenging problems at scale for the biggest marketers in the world.  


Responsibilities:

  • Develop and operate a SaaS solution, fully-hosted in the cloud, encapsulating a combination of complex near-real time and batch analytics, presented to end users in a visually pleasing and simple but immersive cross platform front end HTML5 application.
  • Participate in the full development lifecycle of our core web apps including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, release, maintenance, operations, and support
  • Develop data-driven, beautiful applications and expressions utilizing modern web technologies (Sass/Css3, JavaScript, SVG, HTML5) to offer a highly immersive and intuitive end user experience
  • Work directly under the leadership of the CTO and Chief Product Officer to help define, implement and deliver the product roadmap and realize the overall vision of the company.
  • Lead the adoption of and evangelize the continued application of modern development best-practices, including rich client side app architectures, responsive design, asynchronous modular JavaScript libraries, data and event-driven UI (aka. client side MVC), and integration with ReST-ful, event-oriented, non-blocking real time services.
  • Help define, evolve, and refine our agile, iterative, and incremental development processes
  • Develop and maintain unit, functional, integration, and behavioral tests, executed via a continuous integration system
  • Maintain a high degree of code quality with comments, documentation, style guides, and peer reviews
  • Participate in other aspects of day-to-day business of a software product and service company, including business development, sales, marketing, and customer support

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 1-3 years professional experience (internships ok).
  • Fundamental understanding of software design, programming paradigms (including OO), data structures, algorithms, and algorithm complexity
  • Experience writing and deploying hosted web applications using JavaScript, HTML5, Sass/Css3, and full server side software stack (JEE or LAMP/R, such as Ruby On Rails, Django, Node.js)
  • Proficiency with relational algebra, transactional relational database management design, SQL, and object relational mapping toolkits
  • Experience consuming ReST-ful JSON based Web Services
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux systems, system administration and command line tools
  • Familiarity with Git SCM version control system

Bonus Points:

  • Degrees, strength, and/or strong interest in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Experience with Ruby 1.9, Rails 3, Rack, Sinatra, Bundler, Sass, Haml, and/or Delayed Job
  • Experience with Coffeescript, Jquery, Underscore, Backbone, D3, and/or Rickshaw
  • Postgres and/or MySQL familiarity
  • NoSQL database design and concepts (including MongoDB, key/value stores, column-oriented databases, and the CAP theorem)
  • Experience deploying to and managing services running in IaaS and PaaS cloud computing environments (including  Amazon, Heroku, Joynet, AppEngine, Rackspace, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Capistrano based-deployments, and systems configuration management solutions such as Chef or Puppet