[Note: Most of this comes from the standard job description... More from me at the bottom.]
Do you prefer to work on a wide variety of projects in a challenging environment? Have you ever felt that your job was monotonous or repetitive? Are you a builder, not a maintainer? Do you enjoy change? If so, Yahoo's platform engineering may have the job for you. Come be a part of our Tiger team.
The Tiger team at Yahoo is dedicated to providing highly skilled, senior engineers to a variety of projects. Tigers perform as an internal "consulting" team, providing short term resourcing to dedicated product engineering teams that have critical or time sensitive problems. In the past Tigers have contributed to highly visible products such as Y! Mail and anti-spam, Y! Messenger and Y! Alerts.
The ideal Tiger is a technically strong engineer who likes a dynamic environment and assignments that change every 6-8 months. As a member of the Tiger team you will get wide exposure to a variety of Yahoo's products with an emphasis on back-end systems, performance work and platforms. Due to the rapidly changing team environment, strong communications and teamwork skills are a must.
- MS/BS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience).
- 7+ years industry experience building scalable systems in C/C++ on a Unix platform
- A proven track-record of technical leadership, including responsibility for design or architecture
- Good development-process skills: structured design documentation, build processes, coding styles, testing frameworks, etc.
- Interest and demonstrated ability to work in complex team environments, with evolving team membership
- Knowledge of Apache internals
- Experience w/relational databases, particularly Oracle and MySQL
- Experience w/web-scripting languages including Perl or PHP
[End Standard Description]
To the best of my knowledge, these jobs are on-site in Sunnyvale, California. If you're at all interested, please get in touch. I'm happy to answer questions about working at Yahoo.
I know several members of the Tiger Team, and they're quite amazing and get to work on very important short-term projects. Anyone would learn a lot working on their team.
Posted by jzawodn at February 22, 2007 07:36 AM