[SVLUG-Jobs] Job Posting : Product Architect

jnekton@comcast.net jnekton at comcast.net
Mon Mar 22 12:36:39 PST 2010


Product Architect 


This is an opportunity for the seasoned architect to help shape the technical direction and infrastructure of the world's largest online workplace and marketplace for distributed work-teams and free-lance talent. Your honed SaaS architecture skills will be called upon to lead our design and engineering efforts as we continually optimize and enhance our revolutionary online system. 


Based in our Menlo Park, CA headquarters your focus will be to lead the technical design and development of our highly sophisticated web-based system. Rock solid PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Apache, Linux and PostgreSQL skills will be required to succeed as will the ability to work effectively with remote people across different time zones utilizing online workplace software. Previous experience engineering online marketplace or collaboration software will cement the foundation needed for you to lead our design and development initiatives. Our cross-functional development environment and quick release cycles keeps our highly-respected engineers engaged, challenged and their technical edges sharp. 

oDesk is home to hundreds of thousands of service providers in over 100 countries and more than 75,000 employers that have come to hire, manage, and pay their online workteam. 


More work is done on oDesk than on any other online work marketplace. With over 2X growth in each of the past three years, oDesk was recently added to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies and selected as the People's Choice winner at TechCrunch50. 


We have raised $29 million from top-tier VCs including Benchmark, Sigma, Globespan and DAG Ventures. Every day, thousands of people in over 100 countries earn their living through the oDesk platform, working for companies around the world. More than $7 million passes through our system every month (80% overseas), and we plan to double again this year. Our mission is to change how the world works. 


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