Elance-oDesk, Inc.
Technical Lead - Collaboration
Engineering | Mountain View, CA


We are in the midst of a work revolution – quality work is moving online. And Elance is where the jobs are going. We’re building the infrastructure that capture clients and freelancers’ preferences and requirements, matching jobs with the best freelancers available, and maximizing the chance of great outcomes. And that’s where you come in.
 
As a key member of our Engineering team, you will contribute to the development of product vision that will transform the way people work. This is an opportunity for you to lead a team and develop in the hottest space in technology - real-time communication, sharing, HTML5, Javascript, CSS3 and more. We will offer you a challenging environment where you have the ability to solve technical and product challenges, work with rockstar engineers and make an immediate impact. In turn, we want you to never settle for anything less than stellar work.

In this role, you will:
  • Set the vision and contribute to the innovation and technical direction for Collaboration framework architecture and features.\
  • Architect, develop and deploy high-performance, scalable distributed system and flexible front-end UI
  • Lead a group of bright engineers to develop the next generation of capabilities
  • Contribute to design and development efforts on all levels of the application stack
  • Own the quality of the system including unit testing, functional testing, and performance
  • Constantly strive to improve software development process and team productivity
To win in this role, you need:
  • 5+ years of developing highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed real-time collaboration backend services for web and/or mobile
  • 5+ years of consumer-facing cross-browser AJAX web/mobile applications development experience
  • Experience in several of the areas like chat, screen/file sharing, voice, video, messaging, mail
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related field
About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).
 
A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.
 
You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.
 
So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic”.
 
Visit us at www.elance.com
 
 



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