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Senior Front End Engineer opening at SAY Media (SF)

Ryan N.
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 17
About SAY:

SAY is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living.

The power to shape opinion is shifting from established media to individuals with real expertise and enthusiasm. SAY is accelerating this shift by delivering publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas such as family, sports, entertainment and technology. Drawing on expertise in social publishing, distribution and authentic digital marketing, the SAY team helps today’s leading online voices and top consumer brands engage with more than 400 million people around the world.

Based in San Francisco, California, SAY Media is in 11 markets in four countries, and has over 350 employees worldwide. The company has grown more than 100% per year, and is comprised of an eclectic group of thinkers and doers focused on building the modern media company, bridging technical, creative, and business disciplines.

Senior Front End Software Engineer

Do you love building amazing front-end interfaces? Do you have a broad understanding of the technology stack for delivering rich client experiences (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Flash, DNS, HTTP)? Can you make JavaScript do impressive things without relying frameworks like jQuery? Do you enjoy solving psychological problems related to creating intuitive user experiences? Are you interested in creating the best advertising experiences in the world that will be seen by hundreds of millions of people?

Contact us!

SAY Media is seeking an expert JavaScript developer to join our engineering team. This position will share the responsibility of designing, developing, improving, and maintaining our JavaScript and Flash-based ad platform while producing new, cutting edge ad products. The ideal candidate will have a solid engineering or computer science background with interests in interface design and user experience. This is a full-time position in our San Francisco office and will report to the Director of Engineering.
This is a highly technical role that requires deep understanding of browser memory usage, DOM internals, network performance, and asynchronous application flow. All applicants will be tested on software development and computer science topics including algorithms, software architecture, software design patterns, and performance analysis.


-Design, implementation, and maintenance of our ad platform (primarily JavaScript, HTML, and Flash)
-Architect and implement new features
-Work with the Product team to design and spec new functionality
-Work with QA to fix bugs and maintain the product
-Participate in all phases of the software development cycle
-Work with QA to ensure a maintainable and testable software design
-Provide technical and thought leadership for the development team


-Work on-site in San Francisco. This position has no remote work option.
-B.S. Computer Science or equivalent experience
-5+ years software engineering experience
-3+ years of software engineering in JavaScript
-Strong desire to learn new languages and technologies
-Strong skills in object oriented programming and architectural design patterns
-Experience working in a company environment involving a healthy product management organization, architects, engineering and QA process, and customer-facing support
-Proven ability to participate in multiple, concurrent projects
-Track record of documenting work and writing specifications

Desired skills:

-Experience with software development in Flash/Actionscript
-Experience with server side technologies such as PHP or Java
-Experience with web services, databases, and SQL
-Experience with Mobile application development
-Well-versed in browser security policy (same-origin policy, cross-domain issues)
-Experience with social web technologies: OpenID, OAuth, Twitter API, Facebook API, etc

Click HERE to apply

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