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Sr. Software Developer - RIA, JavaScript, XHTML, JSON [tele-commuting, 17th Feb 2009]

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Position Title: Sr. Software Developer - Browser-Based RIA Development (JavaScript, RIA, XHTML/CSS/DOM)

Type of Position: Full-time or Contract-to-hire

Travel Required: None

Location: World-wide - Telecommute / Work From Home (WFH)


The Sr. Software Developer will be responsible for the development of the WordStream Search Engine Optimization (SEO) products. Our software suite is designed primarily using Python on the backend and using a browser-based RIA as a frontend.

Typical day-to-day responsibilities will include the development of large-scale cross-platform, cross-browser compatible Javascript-based Rich Internet Applications which run in web browsers.

Examples of applications could be: development of a spell checking plug-ins for browser-based rich text editors; or development and integration of browser-based SEO tools into various Content Management Systems (CMS). Your work will use Javascript and JSON to remotely interact with Web Services on our server.

Depending on your level of competency, you may also be responsible for writing data processing code on the Python backend servers.

The Sr. Software Developer will be responsible for the applications for the duration of the full product lifecycle, ranging from initial design through application deployment and support.


The candidate must have top-notch software development skills, and a strong background in software algorithms.

Only candidates with prior experience in developing AJAX-based applications will be considered.

Please note that we are seeking people with a amount of significant experience in writing large-scale applications directly in JavaScript; those with experience limited to "server-driven AJAX libraries" such as Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX will not be considered.

As this is a telecommute/work from home position, candidates must be self-motivated and have excellent time management skills.

Please note, only candidates with a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering, or, a very substantial amount of related technical coursework and work experience in a related field will be considered.

Prior experience in building or extending: browser-based spell-checkers; regular expression parsers; search engines; Web-based content management systems (CMS) or Web Publishing Platforms, such as Blogs or Wikis, is a big plus.

Required Skills: JavaScript, XHTML/CSS/DOM, JSON, cross-platform/cross-browser application development

Bonus Skills: FCKEditor/TinyMCE Plugin Development, cross-platform JS toolkits (jQuery, Mootools, Mochikit), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, .NET Nuke, Alfresco, Open-Source software development, PHP, Python, Postgres SQL, SQLite, Git, ORM, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Linux.

Required Experience: 2+ years (must be related to AJAX RIA development)

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

How To Apply

To apply for the Senior Software Developer position, send a resume and cover letter to jobs at WordStream dot com.

About Wordstream

WordStream is a venture-backed startup engaged in providing search engine marketing software solutions for PPC/SEM and SEO. Our patented, innovative software-as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives in a consistent and repeatable manner. On the web at
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