Software Engineer (Web Applications) - 2015 Graduates - Full Time

Team/Role: Current Students - New Grad Opportunities & Internships | Location: Redwood City, CA

Software Engineer (Web Applications) - 2015 Graduates - Full Time

Redwood City, CA (HQ)

From sizzling startup to front-page IPO to pre-eminent ad-tech player, Rocket Fuel has relied on its growing team of bold, innovative, and lovable nerds every step of the way. Join us as we continue to reach new frontiers and fuel incredible success for our customers.

Rocket Fuel’s technology platform supports a serving system that handles over 50 billion events every day (vs ~3 billion daily Google search queries), a reporting system that aggregates and analyzes terabytes of data in real-time, and a learning system that applies machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques over 40 petabytes of data. These systems work in harmony to serve a right advertisement to the right user at the right time.

Software Engineering opportunities exist on our Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Web Applications, Distributed Systems, Algorithms, Machine Learning and Ground Control  teams.  By applying for this posting, you will be considered for the following teams:

Web Applications:

Our Web Applications Team develops sophisticated user interfaces for managing Rocket Fuel’s real-time decision systems and for visualizing the mountains of data we collect on business metrics and user behavior. Our powerful, next generation user interface is built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Node, Backbone, and Bootstrap.

This is your opportunity to expand your technical skills, collaborate with top tier software engineers, and to belong to a team that is passionate about open source technology, continuous learning, pair programming, peer code reviews, technical talks, and hackathons.

Who you are:

  • A quick learner who loves to pick up new tools/software/technologies

  • A good technical communicator

  • Cool under pressure and able to concentrate in the middle of chaos.

  • Creative problem solver, self-motivated and driven.

What you will do:

  • Build Rocket Fuel’s best-in-class web-based UI that emphasizes ease-of-use, simplicity, clarity, and performance

  • Develop new and innovative features  

  • Optimize for scale

  • Identify opportunities for process and tool improvements

  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and sprint planning sessions

What you need:

  • BS / MS /PhD in Computer Science

  • Proficiency in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript

  • Experience in web-based development (HTTP, AJAX, REST, JSON)

  • Familiarity with the Unix command line environment

  • GPA of 3.6 or above

Bonus if you have:

  • Knowledge of unit- and integration-testing, sandboxing, and build pipeline

  • Experience with pure HTML and CSS, as well as server-side rendering engines

  • Experience with Node.js, Backbone.js, Angular JS

  • Experience designing and manipulating SQL databases

  • Contributions to open source software projects

  • Experience building user interfaces that support analytics and interactive data visualization

Refer a candidate that we hire and we’ll give you a free iPad. No kidding.

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