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Senior SW Developer- Open Source, Java

Cambridge, MA
Help us transform the face of the Internet.  Did you know 30% of all registered domain names either aren't used or support simple sites full of ads? That's a lot of wasted real estate.  We keep things moving by putting those names in the hands of small businesses that will actually use them!  We are tackling a hard problem and working to build a better Internet.

We love building scalable web applications in Java. We love tackling hard problems. If you do too, come join us. We code smart but fast. We like to get our code in front of users as quickly as possible so we can gather feedback to make it better. We use big data techniques to analyze behavior and produce better products. 

As the ideal candidate you enjoy a good conversation about theory or architecture, but you are happiest writing code and turning those ideas into usable products. You care about the quality of your code and products more than anyone. You think about the experience of using your products as you're building them. 

We are expanding rapidly in the Boston area. There are high levels of innovation happening within the company that will provide amazing opportunities to build awesome products in a very dynamic startup-like environment. We have attracted top-notch talent from the high-tech industry over the past year. This is a great time to join us and be part of our exciting growth.

Essential Skills/Experience:
  • 5 + years of hands-on programming experience in team environments working multiple-component systems.
  • Strong desire to learn emerging technologies and innovate.
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong communication skills / proven team player.
  • Understanding of how quality software is designed and constructed.
  • Motivated to learn and adapt to the rapidly changing technology landscape.

  • Proficient in Java, J2EE.
  • Minimum BS in Computer Science.
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and OO Design.
  • Strong knowledge of concurrency and experience developing multithreaded applications.
  • Experience with a variety of Operating Systems such as Windows and Unix derivatives.
  • Familiarity with database concepts.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Test Driven Development preferred.
  • SVN, Git or comparable source control system.
  • Experience developing distributed systems
  • Experience developing REST services.
  • Experience with JBoss / Tomcat.
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies / AWS.
  • Experience with Machine Learning / Recommendation systems.
  • Experience building/maintaining ETL systems.
  • Experience programming Hadoop and/or MapReduce.
  • Experience with memcached or similar key-value storage systems.
  • Experience dealing with very large data sets (multiple TB and billions of data points).

Our award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the Internet and the world. From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence.

Here’s what you need:
  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title.
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day.
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of internet.
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team.

Here’s what we’ll provide:
  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment.
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development.
  • Team building activities and recognition.
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible employees.
  • Flexible time off policies

We were recognized as a 2012 FORTUNE 100 "Best Companies to Work For" Honoree because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. We were was also awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona and Iowa. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Our philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. 

We operate around the world with just under 5,000 employees across 14 locations supporting 42 markets, 44 currencies, and 17 languages. Our mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. We operate the world’s largest domain registrar with over 58 million domains under management, where our customers can easily find that unique piece of digital real estate that perfectly matches their idea.  We are the leading technology provider to over 12 million small businesses, web design professionals and individuals. Delivering simple, easy to use cloud-based products and outcome-driven, personalized Customer Care. We provide website building, hosting and security tools to help customers easily construct and protect their online presence and tackle the rapidly changing technology landscape. As our customers grow, we provide applications that help them connect to their customers, manage and grow their businesses and get found online.

We strive to deliver both great technology and great support to our customers. We believe engaging with our customers in a proactive, consultative way helps them knock down the technology hurdles they face. We have one of the most recognized brands in technology. Our people and unique culture have been integral to our success. We live by the same principles that enable new ventures to survive and thrive: hard work, perseverance, conviction, an obsession with customer satisfaction and a belief that no one can do it better. We take responsibility for driving successful outcomes and are accountable to our customers, which we believe has been a key factor in enabling our rapid customer and revenue growth. “It’s Go Time” is our tagline and captures the spirit and drive of our customers and links our brand to their experience.

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