Senior Software Engineer
Blurb® is a self-publishing and marketing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, promote, and sell professional-quality printed books and ebooks.
Blurb was founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, and includes a team of design, Internet and media veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. Blurb authors have created more than 2 million books using our full suite of free bookmaking tools, and today a new book is created every minute.
Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London and our website is available in seven languages. We have fun, work hard, and love helping people discover the thrill of being published.
The web team at Blurb enables people all over the globe to buy, sell and share books seamlessly through the Blurb platform. We delight our customers through efficient interaction across our entire multi-channel Blurb.com offering. As a senior member of this agile team, you will be responsible for collaborating and innovating on cutting edge features while shipping scalable products to our expansive worldwide customer base.
Our technology stack is cutting edge and we use many tools and processes to speed development and ensure quality. A sampling of technology we use daily include: Rails, Ruby, Redis, PostgreSQL, Coffeescript, JQuery, SASS, RSpec, Cucumber, Github.
Your responsibility as senior software engineer will be to define, scope, architect and implement scalable solutions for our ecommerce platform. You will work closely with our operations and product teams to craft elegant solutions to complex problems. You will be responsible for maintaining and expanding our robust ecommerce platform which facilities all aspects of printer routing, shipping, order fulfillment and customer support to our worldwide customer base.
- BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent education plus work experience
- Expert backend object-oriented programmer (e.g. Ruby, Python, Java)
- Expert knowledge building web applications
- Experience developing RESTful web services
- A working knowledge of Agile Development practices
- Great team player
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Blurb is a 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.
We’re in San Francisco's Financial District, and there are plenty of great eating (and drinking) spots close by!
- 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
How to Apply:
Blurb is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. As a Blurb employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver to the best of your ability. If you are prepared for this challenge, tell us your qualifications, experience and interests in this position in a cover letter and resume. Please be sure and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the Blurberati!
Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com