We’re looking for a top notch server side engineer, this is *not* a web development position. You will have experience building/designing and scaling mission critical high performance, high availability systems on Linux (RHEL) with databases. Our application is a DB intensive custom service that performs software application recommendations to a wide range of end-users. We’re trying to change the way that people discover great software, and do so in a high-integrity “do the right thing” way.

Do you want to work in a fast paced environment where your actions have direct impact on the company’s performance?

Do you want to collaborate on system designs with a team of highly-skilled architects, engineers, and product managers?

Can you suggest two different solutions to any problem and rate them in terms of reliability, risk, and effort?

Do you have the insight that allows you spot potential bottlenecks and points of failure in a complex system?

If your answer is *yes* to all of these questions and you’re a self-starter with great communication skills, then you need to contact us *now*!

- 5+ years extensive design and development experience, 10 years is preferred
- Experience with scalable system design
- Experience in algorithm optimization.
- PHP and C/C++ experience

One of the following (bonus points for multiples):
- Extensive MySQL based application development
- Experience with using open source coding solutions
- Large scale data analysis
- Math/statistics background
- Test platforms / test suites
- Clustering and disaster planning
- Global server load-balancing

About OpenCandy
OpenCandy is dedicated to helping developers increase their distribution and improving the way people discover great software. Our first product is a recommendation network that leverages developers’ installation channels to drive distribution of relevant consumer applications in a user-friendly way.

The team behind OpenCandy is a smart, pragmatic and experienced group united by a shared desire to improve the software discovery process for everyone involved. We work in a casual but fast-paced environment with flexible schedules, full health benefits, 401k and free lottery tickets (or as we call them, stock options). Our investors include Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

If you’d like to help improve the future of the software industry and you think you have what it takes to thrive in the dynamic, challenging and rapidly evolving world of a growing start-up company, send us your resume as well as your top 5 favorite software applications!

You can apply for the position by emailing us at iwannawork [at] opencandy [dot] com.

We look forward to hearing from you.