Senior Engineer, Paris

Business Insider - August 26, 2010


Who are we?

Smartdate, based in Paris France, is a fast growing, VC-backed, international online dating platform. Our goal is nothing short of world domination, at least in the dating space (for the time being, Google can breath a sign of relief). Our team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds from successful entrepreneurs to jazz musicians.

Since the launch on Valentine's Day 2010, Smartdate has been expanding at an ever quickening pace. Due to this delightful expansion, we are currently searching for other talented and interesting individuals to help see us through to total world domination().

Our team is hard working, young, serious (at times), and very international. We are working in central Paris primarily in English, yet, French, Spanish and Korean can also be heard from time to time. So, if any of this strikes a chord with you, please read on. We are always looking for like-minded individuals to join this young and dynamic team. So if you think you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you.

Who do we want?

+ A great developer, collaborator, and inventor all rolled into one
+ Someone who understands that Programming is an art form that sometimes fights back
+ Someone who prefers short-term, business-impacting projects to long, slow software releases
+ A team worker who works hard and plays hard as well.
+ Someone who can create high-performance, reusable, and well-tested software
+ Someone who is excited by cutting edge web technologies and their implementations.
+ Someone who is intrigued by the idea of working for a new Internet start-up in the heart of central Paris and making some serious money

Why should you join?

+ To be part of a small, young, vibrant, international, motivated (and so much more!) team
+ To enjoy a great work environment: loft like offices in central Paris
+ To be part of the unique adventure of starting up a successful business with proven entrepreneurs.

Job requirements:
-> Previous startup experience and development in an Agile development environment a plus
-> Strong Understanding of Design Patterns and software architecture
-> Experience with large scale deployments a bonus
-> Strong focus on quality and testing
-> Familiar with the NoSQL and other open source movements
-> Understands what is funny about Chuck Norris
-> The maturity to know when to work like crazy, and when to kick back
-> World-class knowledge of: Ruby (Rails) and/or Python

++ Competitive salary and stock option plan.
++ Living in one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities on the planet.
++ Great team atmosphere