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Senior Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

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.

Your Day

  • 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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