• Senior Software Development Engineer: Discovery/Community Team - Goodreads

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 6 months ago(5/3/2018 10:21 AM)
    Job ID
    Goodreads LLC
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    With over 75 million members, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. As a Top 100 web destination, our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads members can discover new books by seeing what their friends and members of the community are reading or by using the Goodreads Book Recommendation Engine. Our platform also helps more than 220,000 authors to connect with readers. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon, Inc.

    The Discovery/Community team at Goodreads is responsible for helping our users navigate this massive treasure trove of information. We strive to find for our users the next book they will fall in love with, help them explore books on our site and give each of our users an experience that is truly unique to them. We work on many of the core experiences at Goodreads, including recommendations, reviews, groups, and more!

    As a Senior Software Development Engineer, you will develop customer-facing experiences in a fast paced environment. You will provide hands-on coding & development, and should be comfortable working in an environment where code is pushed into production multiple times in a day.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Expertise in coding & software engineering in Java, C++, or Ruby.
    • Expertise in working on large scale data sets using SQL & NoSQL technologies
    • Experience with caching, queuing, RPC frameworks and other building blocks of a large scale distributed systems.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • 8+ years of industry experience.
    • A BS in Computer Science or a related degree.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with NoSQL AWS data stores like DynamoDB, CloudSearch or their open source equivalents like Cassandra, HBase, Solr or ElasticSearch
    • Experience with React or other modern javascript frameworks.
    • Experience with MySQL, Redis, Memcache and related web-backend technologies.
    • Experience with data pipelines (Kafka, AWS Kinesis, AWS Data Pipeline)
    • Experience building web applications, widgets, or interactive experiences.
    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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