8 Feb 2012

Full-Time Back-End Software Engineer

Totsy – Posted by nosqljobsNew York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Founded by a serial Web entrepreneur and a veteran of French luxury house LVMH, Totsy is a cutting-edge eCommerce company that thrives on innovation and collaboration. We believe in transparency and communication, and want our team members to continually learn new skills and remain challenged in their jobs. At Totsy you’ll be able to see the direct effect of your work. You’ll be able to own your duties. And forget the red tape or managerial back-and-forth: We spend our energy here on being the best at what we do … period.
The totsy.com technology stack consists of PHP5, Lithium, MongoDB, Linux, NGINX, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3 and various open source frameworks.
Our engineering team is headed up by our CTO, Rich Minns, who joined the totsy.com family from 1-800-Flowers.
Located on 18th Street in the Flatiron District of downtown NYC, the neighborhood offers easy subway access, great restaurants and nightlife, and is just blocks away from Union Square Park.

What’s in it for you

* Competitive compensation package PLUS full benefits AND stock options
* Work with cutting edge / open source technologies (PHP 5 / MongoDB / HTML5 / CSS3 / Linux) in an Agile environment
* Work for one of the fastest growing digital media startups in the U.S.
* Casual work environment
* Be a part of the decision making process
* And by the way …. we are nice


* Responsible for eCommerce software development in an open source environment (PHP 5+ / MongoDB  / Linux / NGINX)
* Develop and enhance dynamic open source applications with a focus on reliability, scalability, and performance
* Producing robust, elegant and scalable software that performs well under high load
* Build, maintain, and support scalable website with database-powered (MongoDB) infrastructures
* Collaborate with other engineers and business team members
* Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources
* Conduct design and code reviews


* Strong OO design and coding skills is a must
* Expert knowledge of PHP 5+ / object oriented programming and experience with popular PHP Frameworks (Lithium, Yii, CodeIgniter, Zend)
* Understanding of NoSQL databases – MongoDB in particular
* Strong understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, DOM (AJAX) and Linux
* Scripting in Java, Python, or Perl
* Practical experience with Unit Testing frameworks and methodologies
* Practical experience with MVC frameworks and RESTful APIs (symfony, magento preferred)
* Experience with GIT
* Familiarity with technologies including web services, sessions, web security (e.g., SQL injection, cross site scripting), client server interaction (AJAX), authentication and authorization (LDAP), XML, XSLT, and data modeling
* Basic Linux systems administration skills
* Experience with test driven development
* Experience developing for high traffic sites
* A passion for open source software
* Mobile development experience a plus
* Degree in Computer Science/Engineering preferred
TOTSY (http://TOTSY.com) is the leading private sales / e-commerce site for parents with young kids, bringing families the best products at the best prices. Launched in 2009, the company has become a favorite of moms around the country, growing 1000% just within the past year.  Totsy is one of the fastest growing digital media startups in the US.

How to Apply

Please forward a copy of your resume to tcassidy@totsy.com

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: css3, html5, javascript, jquery, linux, mongodb, and php5.

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