[Jobs] [nylug-job] OkCupid.com, Inc. seeks Senior Software Engineer

Monjay Settro msettro at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jul 27 16:12:25 EDT 2005

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    * JobID: #326
    * Submitted On: 2005-07-27 15:18:41

    * Company: OkCupid.com, Inc.
    * Contact: Sam Yagan,  
    * Email:  jobs at okcupid.com
    * Url: http://www.okcupid.com
    * Phone: Not Specified
    * Fax: Not Specified

    * Title: Senior Software Engineer

    * Salary: Commensurate With Experience

    * Description:

      Senior Software Engineer

      OkCupid has an open Senior Software Engineer position for which we seek an outstanding technologist. Candidates should expect to work closely with the CTO on many critical technology issues, but the primary responsibility will be developing the site and participating in the hiring and managing of junior programmers.

      We seek someone with extensive C++ experience and a CS degree from a top school. A BA/BS is sufficient, but we invite advanced degree holders to apply as well. Ideal candidates will have 4-7 years of experience developing commercial code, and some experience managing developers and projects.

      About OkCupid

      OkCupid is a two-year-old online dating startup built on a unique, efficient, patent-pending matching system. In just its first year since launch, OkCupid has 250,000 active users and has spawned numerous dates, engagements, and marriages. The site is growing rapidly and we are building a reputation as the smartest and best matching service. We expect to have over 1,000,000 active users in the next year.

      OkCupid raised a seed round of financing in 2003 and has reached cash-flow break-even as of early 2005. The management team plans to continue operating the site as the only free matching site in the industry. OkCupid currently generates its revenue through advertising, but plans to offer premium services to its members in the near future. OkCupid currently serves over 50,000,000 ad impressions per month.

      OkCupid offers competitive compensation, including cash, options, and full medical and dental coverage. This position is available in either Boston or New York City. The management team of OkCupid has successful startup experience including SparkNotes (educational publishing business sold to Barnes & Noble, Inc.) and eDonkey (the world’s most popular file-sharing application).

    * Required Skills:

      Required skills/experience include:
      • Developing software in C++ on some Unix-like platform;
      • Experience with Python, Perl, and shell scripting;
      • Relational database experience, especially with MySQL;
      • Project management experience in a small, dynamic start-up;
      • Experience deploying large consumer-oriented website
      • Experience working with legacy code desired;
      • Familiarity with security issues; and
      • Understanding of asynchronous remote procedure calls.

    * Location:

          New York City, NY 

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