Senior Software Development Engineer
The Yahoo Search team is building desktop and mobile search products that are more contextual and personalized for users. Search is the starting point to online experiences – whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, a new restaurant or the answer to any question you may have. As one of Yahoo’s core areas, we’re committed to growing search user engagement and market share by building compelling experiences and delighting our users.
A Little About Us
Yahoo is committed to investing in our overall Search business by introducing compelling new products and experiences that are powered by deep science, knowledge, and data. We are making traditional and new Search experiences are more exciting, useful, and fun. Specifically, we are innovating in areas such as Vertical Search for consumers, distribution of Search and Media services for partners, and Small Business Services for merchants.
A Lot About You
We are looking for great full stack Software Developers who can contribute to the development of our exciting next-generation products. You have a passion for solving difficult technical problems, from the network to the user experience. You want to make web applications and middleware systems faster, more reliable, more efficient; think outside the box to build tools and systems that allow faster and easier Search feature development and launch, with low latency and high performing runtime.
Working in an agile environment where we ship features frequently to create user delight
Design, develop, code and test software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products; revise and refine as required
Develop various large-scale distributed systems including core functionality, application logic, operational reliability, and scalability/performance
Ensuring quality of code base by writing tests and doing code reviews
Participate in agile development of project timelines, implementation design specifications, system flow diagrams, documentation, testing and ongoing support of systems
Recommend modifications to processes and procedures, and contribute to best practices, architecture, and implementations
Work on general system and tool problems to solve performance and reliability issues
You Must Have
4+ years full-stack software development experience
Programming experience in any combination of Java, C/C++, Node.js, Python
Strong in test driven development, algorithms and data structure, and problem solving
Strong in front-end development skills
Experience with object-oriented programming concepts, large-scale software architecture, networking and distributed systems, and UNIX/Linux environments
Experience with Web technologies like REST APIs, JSON, etc
Collaborate with Product Managers to ideate technical solutions
Customer-focused, react well to changes, work well with teams, self-starter, and strong desire to learn
Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent
Desired to Have
Strong real world Java development experiences
Experience with performance optimization, building highly scalable systems
Experience with Public Cloud infrastructures such as AWS or Azure
Experience with db systems such as MySQL
Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.
Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.
If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.
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