[nycphp-jobs] Lead/Senior Software Engineer (Social Media Marketing and Technology)

Bob Troia bob at
Wed Jan 21 15:52:51 EST 2009

(note: this is a full-time, on-site position in Manhattan. Please, NO  
RECRUITERS and no off-site contractors or agencies).

Position Description:

What are you passionate about? Affinitive ( is  
seeking an experienced Lead/Senior Software Engineer to manage and  
contribute to Affintive's day-to-day, social media-driven technology- 
related operations. We've got an awesome work environment full of  
creative marketers and technologists, and are looking for someone who  
can thrive within our casual, yet hard-working company culture.

This is a senior-level role with a small development team, so the  
ability to operate as both a leader and as an individual contributor  
is a must. Reporting to the company President, you will act as a  
liaison between the development team and marketing/project managers.  
You will be responsible for ensuring the technology team meets  
deadlines, stays on budget and continues to innovate.

You must be both a left- and right- brained thinker, wearing a  
"startup" hat in terms of being an agile, "ninja" developer  
responsible for evolving and innovating Affinitive's technologies, and  
an "agency" hat in terms of thriving in a fast-paced, marketing-based  
agency environment where solutions are applied in custom, creative  
ways for clients across industry verticals (as well as internally).  
You will act both as a mentor to our engineering team and as a client- 
facing technician able to articulate very detailed issues to non- 
technical people.

Although our solutions are proprietary, we embrace and leverage open- 
source technologies so you must possess expertise across the entire  
LAMP stack, and have proven experience developing robust, highly  
scalable, Web-based platforms (preferably multi-tenant, SaaS-based  
solutions related to social media, online communities, or CRM).

Now for the details...


• Provide ongoing technical leadership and expertise on system  
architecture and planning, application development and deployment/ 
integration, security, and testing of all technology initiatives
• Manage team of developers while acting as a lead, who develops and  
take ownership of key areas of application functionality
• Gather requirements/scope for initiatives and develop project plans,  
working with project management and account teams to provide budgeting  
and resource planning on projects and ensuring projects stay on  
schedule and on budget
• Audit existing processes and technology and establish software  
engineering best practices and development guidelines to consistently  
deliver quality software
• Provide innovation with regards to advancing Affinitive's technology  
• Provide individual mentoring and lead code reviews


• 5-8 years of experience (3+ as lead) architecting and developing  
successful, large-scale, enterprise LAMP-based applications  
(preferably multi-tenant, SaaS- solutions related to social media,  
online communities, or CRM)
• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
• Expertise with object-oriented, MVC-based PHP frameworks (CakePHP,  
Zend), VPSes, AJAX/JavaScript frameworks (Prototype, JQuery, YUI),  
load balancing/scalability, memcached, enterprise search (Lucene/ 
Sphinx), cloud computing and storage (S3, E3), *nix administration,  
Apache/Litespeed, MySQL, template frameworks (Smarty), scalability  
(replication, sharding), server monitoring (Nagios, Cacti), SVN, unit  
testing (Selenium), bug tracking systems (Trac, Mantis), XHTML, XML/ 
• Experience with agile and test-driven development processes
• Experience building RESTful web services APIs for developers and  
integrating third-party web service APIs

Bonus Points:

• Experience integrating with CRM systems like, content  
management systems (CMS), and legacy systems
• Security experience in roles/authentication/authorization, single- 
sign-on (SSO) and protocols (Facebook connect, OpenID), and cross-site  
• Facebook/OpenSocial and iPhone application development experience
• Expertise with other scripting and object-oriented programming  

Ideal Background/Profile:

• A natural technical leader with strong interpersonal skills and a  
collaborative approach to problem-solving
• Customer-focused architect who understands the "big picture"  
objectives of solutions that are developed as they relate to business  
• Contributor to one or more open source projects
• Ability to multitask and respond to dynamically changing priorities
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Hard working, excellent attention to detail, and fun to work with!

Compensation and Benefits:

• Competitive salary and performance based bonus structure,  
commensurate with experience
• Great benefits including full medical and dental coverage, 401(k),  
and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

How to Apply:

*** Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements,  
with the subject line reading "Senior Software Engineer" to jobs at 

For more information, please visit

Affinitive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Affinitive:

Headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco,  
Affinitive is Word-of-Mouth (WOM) and social media marketing and  
technology solutions pioneer. Since 2002, we have been enabling  
companies to engage and empower passionate consumers, cultivate long- 
lasting loyalty and generate awareness for their brands, products,  
services and causes. Utilizing a consumer-centric approach, coupled  
with a best-of-breed suite of social media technology platforms,  
Affinitive has developed and managed more than 100 innovative  
marketing programs engaging hundreds of thousands of passionate  
consumers across industry sectors, including consumer goods,  
automotive, mobile/wireless, wine & spirits, lifestyle, film, and  
video games.

Bob Troia
Founder & President
Affinitive <>

135 West 26th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
bob at
twitter: BobTroia

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