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Web Applications Developer

Product Development | Boston, MA

Job Description

Smarsh® provides hosted solutions for archiving electronic communications, including email, instant messaging and social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Smarsh helps over 15,000 customers manage and enforce flexible, secure and cost-effective compliance and records retention strategies and mitigate risk. For more information, visit or follow Smarsh at

Position Summary:

The Smarsh development team is seeking an engineer to help build and enhance its web archiving solutions. Already a leader in archiving for email, IM and social media, Smarsh is building a new team to extend its reach into the burgeoning space of native format website archiving. Smarsh web archiving captures the web's most complex sites, preserving and presenting their original functionality, and providing historical search across users' entire archive.

Working with other developers at Smarsh, responsibilities will include building automated tools for archiving dozens of document types common to the web, improving the rendering of complex JavaScript-driven websites, and scaling the existing technology to handle billions of records.

While familiarity with the myriad of technologies used to create modern websites (such as Flash and JavaScript) would be helpful in this role, they are not prerequisites for this position. First and foremost, candidates must be comfortable meeting the high standards of software development necessary to deliver fully-auditable and compliant solutions for our customers -- the world's largest and most well-respected companies.

Technical Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years development experience
  • Experience designing web based solutions using Javascript, JQuery, JSON, Ajax, CSS, and XML
  • Experience working with Python tools and technologies (Django experience is a plus)
  • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL preferred)
  • Experience with compilers (in C) is also a plus
  • Ability to work independently and implement functionality from minimal specifications
  • Knowledge of professional  software engineering  best practices
  • Experience  using Agile/scrum methodologies

Additional Requirements:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to think outside of the box to resolve issues and create solutions.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.

Smarsh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable law.