Sorry to interrupt this week's diet and weight loss blog clinic, but do you remember a few months back when I was wondering how to revamp Yahoo! Groups?

Of course you don't--that's why I linked to it.

yahoo groups logo

Well, there was a lot of good stuff in the comments there and some great discussion internally that happened around the same time (coincidence?). As luck would have it, the Groups team has been planning to do some pretty cool things. The trouble is that there aren't enough of them.

In other words... Yup, that's right. We're hiring. Yahoo! Groups needs to hire a bunch of engineers for some substantial across the board upgrades they've got planned. The list looks like this:

  • 1 engineering manager (c++ experience)
  • 1 webdev (css, html, etc)
  • 2 front-end and middle-tier (php, light c++)
  • 2 back-end (c++)
  • 1 database developer (oracle, c++)
  • 1 qa manager
  • 1 ops manager

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Update: I forgot to mention the location. These jobs are on-site in Sunnyvale, California.

Posted by jzawodn at June 06, 2006 04:00 PM

Reader Comments
# jeremiah johnson said:

What, no Java? Hrm.

on June 6, 2006 05:29 PM
# John said:

Finally, some updates/changes to Groups!?!?

on June 6, 2006 09:23 PM
# Brad said:

Yahoo Groups is the largest under utilized asset at Yahoo. I think Yahoo is finally waking up to it. I know Roger Corn at Yahoo would agree with me to a certian extent.

on June 6, 2006 09:48 PM
# Brad said:

Meaning that the two of us were talking about how great the potential for the product to branch out and take advantage of multiple trends. How popular is Yahoo Groups from a total unique user standpoint?

on June 6, 2006 09:57 PM
# Bharath R said:

Have to agree with Comment #1 - no Java? What a shame. :-)

on June 6, 2006 10:42 PM
# Matt said:

It'd be interesting to know what kind of changes they have planned. If accepting a position didn't mean I'd have to move to California, I'd apply.

on June 6, 2006 10:45 PM
# samuel said:

computer engineer

on June 7, 2006 01:01 AM
# Maria loves pictures said:

Great news. I suppose Yahoo groups is planning some wonderful changes to the service. Would be interesting to know how it all might end.

on June 7, 2006 05:52 AM
# Tony said:

Where is Yahoo located in California?

on June 7, 2006 10:06 AM
# Hasan said:

Yahoo is in Sunnyvale, CA, just off the 101 motorway.

on June 7, 2006 11:45 AM
# Gabe said:

It looks as though message retrieval has become much more complex with a multitude of codes such as l=1 and o=0. Are these documented anywhere for users to see or do we have to reverse engineer them on our own?

on June 7, 2006 12:53 PM
# Jorge said:

Hi Jeremy , in which city do Y! want thos positions?

on June 7, 2006 05:08 PM
# Dustin Diaz said:

That "web-dev" position would also technically be a Front-End Engineering position... and it's a bit more than just "html, css, etc." ;)

on June 7, 2006 06:48 PM
# John said:

Can we work from our home states or do we have to move to California, land of a 1000 earthquakes?

on June 7, 2006 08:45 PM
# anonymous coward said:

Why not print the direct e-mail on your blog instead of going third party via you?

Do you get a wage bonus for each person you hire at yahoo via your blog entries or something?

I'd much prefer a direct e-mail link if thats possible.



on June 8, 2006 06:58 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


I don't want to expose (for spammers) the email addresses of folks who probably get enough mail as it is. And, yes, we do get referral bonuses, but there's no requirement that anyone specific pass on the resume.

on June 8, 2006 07:05 AM
# SC said:

Months ago I applied for several jobs at Yahoo through Yahoo jobs as well as my contacts inside the company (including you). My applications seem to have vanished into a bit bucket. Six months later, I am now working at Google. They were much better at following up employee referrals. I started using Yahoo when it hosted on The Yahoo I see today is definitely not the same company. And the change is not a positive one, I am afraid. Good luck finding good people if you are still treating applicants like you treated me 6 months ago.

on June 9, 2006 02:51 PM
# said:

Maybe if you used java instead of c++, you'd be able to add changes and enhancements more quickly.

on May 16, 2008 04:10 PM
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