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An engineering leadership opportunity at a company doing something that matters

Vitaly G.
user 8622424
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 3
About Us:
The print industry is 18X bigger than video games. Communicating with customers online is the number one priority for print service providers worldwide. Keen (SaaS) is the next generation e-commerce solution designed specifically for the complex and specialized needs of the print industry. Keen was founded in 2008 by a team with deep roots in both print and Internet technology. The service had an award-winning launch in September 2011. Keen announced its first major distribution partner, Roland, in March of 2012.

We are not out to build an army of drones, but a special forces unit. Our tightly-integrated team moves fast, achieves the impossible on a daily basis and has a good time doing it.

The Sr. Software Engineer role requires a team player with curious mind, technical acumen and experience. You will work closely with all members of Keen's team to convert product feedback and designs into elegant and efficient code. If you are at a place in your career where you are looking for your first leadership role, this may be a rewarding opportunity for you.

Responsibilities:
Write elegant back-end and front-end code
Work with other engineering and design team members (Agile)
Prioritize various bugs and features
Contribute to engineering documentation
Understand customer goals and challenges; provide solutions within Keen
Communicate the features, advantages and value of the Keen solution
Participate in discussions with customers and partners

Requirements:
Excellent writing skills
5+ years of general programming experience
Solid grasp of server-side development - design, deployment, performance and typical issues
Solid knowledge of DHTML/CSS and current front-end technologies (JavaScript, JQuery, etc)
Solid knowledge of functional programming with experience in Scala, Erlang, Python, and/or Ruby on Rails or related
Focus on quality in all areas of work; detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize tasks; maintain work flow; and meet deadlines and goals
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with minimal supervision
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues, and customers
Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Ability to balance management of numerous simultaneous initiatives
Ability to push back and challenge traditional thinking, lead change and innovation, and stimulate a sense of urgency
At least Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required

Bonus Points:
Experience building, deploying and supporting large-scale SaaS
Design chops
Experience with the print industry or graphic arts
Keen offers an attractive and competitive compensation package including base salary, pre-IPO stock options, health insurance, and a casual environment. Most importantly, Keen offers a ground-floor opportunity to make impactful daily contributions.

Apply here: http://keensystems.jobscore.com/jobs/keensystems/sr-software-engineer/­
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