Do you have a passion for building user-oriented web applications and shipping elegant, performance-driven code?

Do you have front and back-end development experience with web applications written in PHP and MySQL?

Would you like to work for an innovative and growing company full of smart, enthusiastic employees dedicated to improving user access to useful applications?

If you answered yes to all these questions then read on because the available position for a Senior Software Engineer for the Web at OpenCandy could be a perfect fit for you.

We’re currently looking for an outstanding senior software engineer with web development experience to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to tackle large tasks like improving recommendation quality and performance while effectively balancing the management of smaller tasks like adding new features to the system and console UI.

What you’ll be doing:
- Implementing new features and algorithms into our core recommendation service
- Designing and developing new features for our user-facing consoles
- Improving performance and scalability of the recommendation service

What we’re looking for from candidates (must-haves):
- 8+ years PHP and C design and development experience
- 5+ years of MySQL application development experience
- 5+ years of HTML/CSS/JavaScript experience, including experience with libraries like prototype.js
- MySQL query, index, schema and implementation optimization experience
- Belief in a user-centric approach when building applications
- Ability to take high-level requirements and produce a refined product
- Extreme proficiency within the LAMP environment

Other things we’d like to see from candidates (nice-to-haves):
- Experience with PHP application frameworks
- Large-scale data analysis experience
- Math or statistics background
- Experience with Memcached or other distributed caching systems
- Start-up background

This is a full time position at our offices in downtown San Diego, CA.

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.