Friday, December 3, 2010

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Bloglines, a division of is the leading RSS aggregator that allows people to stay plugged into the world of politics, technology, show business or any other area of professional or personal interest. We are the recognized leader with many awards from Business 2.0's The Next Net 25, Chicago Tribune's 50 best Web sites: SERVICES and Designtechnica's The Best of Web 2.0 review. Help us define the future of RSS and be part of the web 2.0 space.

Title Sr Software Engineer, Bloglines
Location Campbell, CA 95008
Description Senior Software Engineer
Bloglines is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sr. Software Engineer to work at our Campbell location. The Software Engineer will develop and implement a large scale data processing system in a distributed environment, in C++. The development tasks involve all aspects of scaling and improving a high-volume end-user focused web service.
•Addressing scaling issues arising from storing large amounts of data and serving a lot of web pages
•Maintain and improve RSS crawling and parsing processes
•Implement new functionality
•Develop tools and utilities to track progress and provide statistics

Requirements Technical Skill Level:
•Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer engineering, related fields or equivalent field experience.
•Very strong C and C++ understanding and development abilities
•Very strong UNIX abilities, including multithreaded/multiprocess development skills
•Good understanding of web protocols such as HTTP and HTTPS
•Good understanding of performance issues in a UNIX system and distributed environment
•Familiarity with web templating systems
•Familiarity with RSS and blogs
•Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Bash
•Familiarity with databases such as Sleepycat, GDBM, or MySQL
Professional Skill Level:
•Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
•Result oriented. Love to work on the problems until solutions are found.
•Take initiative.
•Able to actively drive project.
•Be creative, patient and efficient, produce practical solutions.
•Able to adapt to quick requirements change and produce quick solutions.
•Attention to details.
•Commitment to team.
Required Experience
•5+ years experience
•BS in computer science or equivalent field experience

If you're interested in the position, please apply on-line! If you think you know someone who would be perfect for the position, please send the job along.

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