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Alexa Internet may be the best place to work in America. We are a growing and dynamic company, inventing and building next-generation Internet technologies where you will work alongside some of the smartest people in the industry. Here you will find an extraordinary combination: the fun, challenge and responsibility of working for a small independent company mixed with the stability and rewards of working for a large corporation, Amazon.com. Plus, we are located in a place of unparalleled beauty, the Presidio of San Francisco.

Current Positions

* Data Mining Engineer
* Senior Software Engineer
* Software Engineer
* Software Test Engineer
* Operations Engineer
* User Interface Engineer

Data Mining Engineer

Responsible for processing information over the Web and associated usage trails. Analyzes large data sets to derive plausible hypotheses. Applies mathematical formulas to hypotheses to create well-defined models for describing phenomena. Transforms mathematical models into tractable algorithms. Implements results using highly efficient and robust parallelized code for efficient traversal of large data sets. Distributes derived metadata to millions of clients using fast, robust server code.
Requirements:

* Master's degree in Engineering, Math or related field

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to jobs@alexa.com

Senior Software Engineer

Alexa is seeking a high level C/C++ programmer to assist in mining their 200-terabyte web archive for answers to some of the most difficult questions on the Net. If you've got serious programming experience, don't balk at vast quantities of data or complex programming projects, and want to help build one of the most innovative web services on the Internet, please send us your resume. Desired qualifications include at least one to two years of C/C++, 3 years of software development experience, with a degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.
Requirements:

* 2+ years C, C++
* Some unix and shell scripting skills
* Proactive problem-solving attitude, with a strong attention to detail
* BS in CS, CE, EE, IT or related field

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to betty@alexa.com

Software Engineer

Alexa is seeking a junior to mid-level programmer who would be responsible for developing innovative services that deliver information from Alexa's 200+ terabyte Web repository. Work in a small, highly skilled team to prepare specifications, design, code and implement distributed services. Design databases and optimize queries.
Requirements:

* Expert C, C++ or java skills
* Some unix and shell scripting skills
* Proactive problem-solving attitude, with a strong attention to detail
* BS in CS, CE, EE, IT or related field

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to betty@alexa.com

Software Test Engineer

We need your expertise to help us build automated test suites that will allow us to quickly release new web applications and web services.
Requirements:

* A bachelor's degree in computer science, or equivalent experience
* Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
* Excellent scripter
* Experience load testing web applications and services
* Experience automating test procedures
* Understanding and experience with test automation tools (Winrunner, Jmeter, HttpUnit, etc.)
* Understanding of web technologies (HTTP, HTML, Apache, JSP, etc.)
* Familiarity with UNIX platforms
* Up to date on best industry practices, technologies and available solutions

In addition to the qualifications above, the ideal candidate will bring experience or interest in some of the following:

* Knowledge of SQL

Qualified candidates can expect to be given a coding problem.

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to jobs@alexa.com

Operations Engineer

Alexa is always on the look-out for senior systems engineers and administrators with loads of experience in scripting and automation, specifically in Linux and Open Source applications. We're focused on designing services to run in utility compute clouds/grids and maintaining those services. We call this service operationalization.

The Alexa Operations Engineer's primary focus is on the iterative improvement of several critical operations, including change control, build automation and configuration management, code roll-outs, monitoring, alerting and remote management, inventory and asset control. The Operations Engineer is also responsible for run-the-business requests and tasks, and regular on-call responsibilities.

We look for candidates who are experienced, driven, flexible and particularly excited about being on the forefront of utility computing.
Requirements:

* A minimum of 5 years of IT operations experience
* At least 5 years of Linux systems administration
* Excellent written, verbal, web and shell-scripting skills

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to opsjobs@alexa.com

User Interface Engineer

Alexa is seeking a talented UI engineer to build and improve on the Alexa Web sites and services. Are you experienced in the development of interactive Web features using PHP, CSS, and Javascript? Are you skilled in all the other associated acronyms (XML, XSL, SQL, etc.)? Experience running user testing, or formal training in HCI, is big bonus... contact us now.
Requirements:

* Several years experience developing interactive Web sites
* Proficient in: PHP, CSS, Javascript
* Excellent written, verbal, web and shell-scripting skills

To apply for this position please send your resume in plain text format, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at Alexa to ramon@alexa.com


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