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Platform Services Senior Engineer

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Company: Elevate Recruiting Group

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: January 6, 2014

Source: Elevate Recruiting Group

Platform Services Senior Engineer

Company

Blurb is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurbs platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Blurbs bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurbs social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels with ease.

Eileen Gittins founded Blurb in 2005. In 2011, Blurb shipped nearly 2 million books to 70 countries and territories. Blurb authors used the companys Set Your Price program to earn more than $1 million in profits on book sales approaching 100K print and ebooks. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London.


The Role:

Blurb is building a unique media creation platform, allowing creative professionals to author high quality on-demand print books as well as ...

Platform Services Senior Engineer

Company

Blurb is a creative publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurbs platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality print and ebooks. Blurbs bookstore and online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books, and keep 100% of their profit. Blurbs social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels with ease.

Eileen Gittins founded Blurb in 2005. In 2011, Blurb shipped nearly 2 million books to 70 countries and territories. Blurb authors used the companys Set Your Price program to earn more than $1 million in profits on book sales approaching 100K print and ebooks. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London.


The Role:

Blurb is building a unique media creation platform, allowing creative professionals to author high quality on-demand print books as well as enhanced eBooks, featuring video and audio. Blurb's Platform Services team designs and builds the core APIs and services that enable Blurb's print and digital media products. Our services support the entire creation workflow, from authoring, publishing, ordering to delivery. The team is looking to hire a Senior Engineer to help scale up our existing services and build services to support new digital media products. The ideal candidate has both Java and Rails experience, and has worked with large scale B2C environments.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and build backend services to support print and digital media products
  • Architect and profile services to ensure scalability and performance at peak load
  • Collaborate with DevOps team to add instrumentation and monitoring to support production environments

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience developing in Java
  • Experience building at scale and understanding how to architect systems that are easy to monitor, maintain and extend
  • Experience with Ruby/Rails and RESTful API design
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Environment:

Blurb is a small, high-growth company, which means tremendous challenges and opportunities. We are looking for smart people who learn fast, solve problems, and get the job done. Our products and services are focused on the user experience, so you'll need to be user-focused as well. We have a world-class team drawn from companies such as Apple, Adobe, Intuit, Corbis, Current TV, eBay, Kodak, Method, Microsoft, Sun, CNET, Yahoo!, Lonely Planet and Sony.

Were in San Francisco's financial district, and there are plenty of great eating (and drinking) spots close by!

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 15 days paid time off per year (with tenure-based increases after two years)
  • Free lunch on Wednesdays
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