Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S.  We are a top 40 website with over 40 million unique monthly users, and we power over 2 billion searches on over 1,500 sites including MSN and the United States Postal Service.  Already the largest and most trusted online directory, we are developing new location based mobile and Internet services that make it easier than ever to find and connect with the people and businesses you are looking for.  Additionally we are building an impressive B2B offering that utilizes our core data sets and allows businesses to better serve their own customers.

 

Joining WhitePages offers you the opportunity to work in small, nimble, empowered teams and the assurance of joining a company that has been profitable

Job Description

Here at WhitePages we are totally jazzed about the capabilities of latest Ruby on Rails and Coffeescript and are using these to remake out top 40 website this year. We need some creative developers to make it sing. We are moving beyond the directory to make the site a hub for users to leverage contact information in new ways.  You will work in a small team solving daily challenges related to scaling and availability. You’ll dive into search and semantic content delivery. You will apply your eye to great user centric design on both the front end and the back end. We hope you also have a keen interest in social media, mobile technologies and location based services, because we’re going to want to really stretch those abilities too. Sound like fun?

Qualifications

We’ll need you coding in Ruby or at least ready to pick it up fast. So it’s great if you are already strong, but we’ve had great developers come from backgrounds in Java, .NET, or Python. The key thing is the strong computer science concepts and a sense of how to code high scale applications (caching, asynchronous background jobs queues – that sort of thing). You’ll probably have done some web work with things JavaScript, CSS and HTML too. If you’ve worked with NoSQL and deployed apps to the cloud before you can keep that up please, but if not this is an opportunity to pick up a new challenge. 

Additional Information

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, and that's where our engineering team works their magic.  We've got sales folks across the country, including an office in New York.  We have strong company values and culture, and would love to share why ours is an opportunity worth considering.  We appreciate and respect diversity, and are an equal opportunity employer.