Wanted: Senior QA Engineer

January 1, 2008

Hey folks, we’re hiring! We’re looking for a special QA engineer to live the Renkoo lifestyle.

We’re looking for someone with the right blend of fearlessness, experience, and fun.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of testing experience, preferably on high-volume Web sites and/or JavaScript-heavy Web-based applications.
  • User-level proficiency with Linux, Apache, and MySQL.
  • Ability to read one of these languages: Perl, Python, or PHP.
  • Experience with Facebook applications a plus.
  • Experience with Amazon EC2 a plus.
  • Familiarity with version-control software (preferably Subversion).
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of desktop, web-based, and mobile consumer software, including instant messaging, email clients, RSS readers, and text messaging.
  • Automated regression and load test tool experience a major plus.

If you’re interested (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with the subject “SENIOR QA ENGINEER” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo builds and runs a family of web applications dedicated to helping people have fun. Our UI employs a whole lotta CSS and Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is a half hour from San Jose or San Francisco by Caltrain, and walking distance from lots of great restaurants. 🙂

Renkoo is looking for an experienced Web Operations Engineer or Sysadmin who would be thrilled to be the go-to ops person for our LAMP-based web applications that collectively have millions of users.

You will be the go-to person in a small, fun loving team that creates scaling challenges (and technology challenges!) as fast as an ops guru can handle them. This job is core to our engineering team and reports to our engineering manager. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the engineering processes for the infrastructure you will administer.

To qualify for this position, you must be detail oriented, creative, good at documentation, willing to help others, and flexible enough to explore and pick up new tools and technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing, setting up, maintaining, monitoring, and tuning of QA and Production machines.
  • Administering all parts of a PHP-based LAMP stack.
  • Managing monitoring and notification services with Nagios and Ganglia.
  • Load balancing of hardware and software.
  • Being on-call 24/7 to manage escalation procedures, with significant involvement from our developers.

Requirements:

  • Experience in web ops for high volume Internet applications.
  • Hands-on understanding of web application architecture, including TCP/IP and HTTP.
  • Ability to read HTML, XML, PHP, and Javascript.
  • Expertise in at least one scripting language and flexibility to pick up new ones.

Bonus:

  • Experience with AJAX web applications at scale.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services such as EC2 and S3 at scale.
  • Python scripting experience, especially with Twisted Internet.

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “SENIOR WEB OPS ENGINEER” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo builds and runs a family of web applications dedicated to helping people have fun. Our UI employs a whole lotta CSS and Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is a half hour from San Jose or San Francisco by Caltrain, and walking distance from lots of great restaurants. 🙂

Wanted: Front-End Webdev

September 25, 2007

It’s a rare engineer who wakes up every morning and can’t wait to tweak CSS in pursuit of beauty and elegance. JavaScript takes a few moments to learn but a lifetime to master! Renkoo seeks a fearless DOM manipulator who is eager to spend a lot of time knee-deep in the Web’s lingua franca.

This job is core to our engineering team, and you will work closely with our entire company to provide an extraordinary user experience on many flavors of browser.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of CSS and DOM experience, preferably on JavaScript-heavy Web-based applications.
  • Scripting experience working on a consumer-facing application (preferably PHP5).
  • Working knowledge of the LAMP stack. Yes, we use Linux, Apache, and MySQL.
  • Familiarity with version-control software (preferably Subversion).
  • An eye for detail, and a desire to provide a great user experience.

Bonus:

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “FRONT-END WEBDEV, BABY!” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo builds and runs a family of web applications dedicated to helping people have fun. Our UI employs a whole lotta CSS and Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is a half hour from San Jose or San Francisco by Caltrain, and we’re also walking distance from Beard Papa’s.

As a bonus, you get to work with Troutgirl. 🙂

Renkoo is growing!

Renkoo is a new, innovative consumer website dedicated to helping people plan to get together. We help our users coordinate frequent, casual get-togethers with their friends: drinks, meals, movies, sporting events, etc.

We are looking for a Director of Marketing to lead our efforts in helping new people discover Renkoo. Our ideal candidate will be deeply passionate about setting measurable goals and driving results.

You will be expected to:

  • Develop and run marketing programs and promotions.
  • Identify, measure, and analyze metrics for all marketing efforts.
  • Engage and listen to our growing community of users.
  • Understand the blogosphere, and reach out to bloggers.

You must have:

  • Strong skills in measuring, organizing, and presenting web data.
  • Your own blog. Walk it like you talk it.
  • 5+ years of online consumer marketing experience.
  • Deep familiarity with SEO and SEM.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams.

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “MARKETING DIRECTOR” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

You will work with us in our Redwood City office, convenient to Caltrain and driving (and Beard Papa’s).

Wanted: Senior Webdev

January 10, 2007

Renkoo is growing!

We are seeking a senior software engineer to help us develop and instrument our technically innovative website. This job is core to our engineering team, and you will work closely with our entire company, cutting code to provide an extraordinary user experience on many flavors of browsers.

Requirements are 3+ years of experience with:

  • PHP5, including familiarity with its OO features added since PHP4.
  • JavaScript, preferably on CSS-heavy consumer-facing applications.
  • SQL, preferably in a MySQL environment.
  • Database schema design, knowledge of data types, indexing, and complex queries.
  • Version-control software (preferably Subversion).
  • An eye for detail, and a desire to provide a great user experience.
  • Oh yeah, HTML would be great, too. 😉

Bonus:

  • Dojo or similar toolkit.
  • XML and XSLT.
  • Testing tools such as Selenium, Watir, Flood, ab, or SimpleTest.
  • Performance profiling and log analysis.

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “SENIOR WEBDEV” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo is a new, technically innovative consumer website dedicated to helping people have fun. We help users coordinate small, frequent, casual get-togethers with their friends: drinks, meals, movies, sporting events, etc. Our UI employs a whole lotta CSS & Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is convenient to Caltrain, driving, and Beard Papa’s. 🙂

Wanted: Front-End Webdev

October 30, 2006

It’s a rare engineer who wakes up every morning and can’t wait to tweak CSS in pursuit of beauty and elegance. JavaScript takes a few moments to learn but a lifetime to master! Renkoo seeks a fearless DOM manipulator who is eager to spend a lot of time knee-deep in the Web’s lingua franca.

This job is core to our engineering team, and you will work closely with our entire company to provide an extraordinary user experience on many flavors of browser.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of CSS and DOM experience, preferably on JavaScript-heavy Web-based applications.
  • Scripting experience working on a consumer-facing application (preferably PHP5).
  • Familiarity with version-control software (preferably Subversion).
  • An eye for detail, and a desire to provide a great user experience.

Bonus:

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume with subject “FRONT-END WEBDEV, BABY!” to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time due to U.S. government regulations. 😦

Renkoo is a new, technically innovative consumer website dedicated to helping people have fun. We help users coordinate small, frequent, casual get-togethers with their friends: drinks, meals, movies, sporting events, etc. Our UI employs a whole lotta Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

Our Redwood City crib is convenient to Caltrain, driving, and Mmmmm… Beard Papa’s.

As a bonus, you get to work with Troutgirl. 🙂

Hey folks, we’re hiring again! This time, we’re looking for a special Interaction Designer who wants to lead Renkoo through our launch and beyond…

Renkoo is a new, technically innovative consumer website dedicated to helping people have fun. We help users coordinate small, frequent, casual get-togethers with their friends: drinks, meals, movies, sporting events, etc. Our UI employs a whole lotta Javascript, with LAMP and Python on the back-end.

As the Renkoo advocate for user experience, our Senior Interaction Designer will be responsible for producing or supervising all interaction design, visual design, and usability deliverables while working closely with our Engineering team.

As the first full-time Interaction Designer in the company, a large amount of this job will involve gathering input, reconciling it into a coherent vision, and then selling that back to all of the stakeholders. Such activity involves a lot of management and leadership, skills that are a key part of a Designer’s success.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Interaction Design experience, preferably on consumer Web sites and/or JavaScript-heavy Web-based applications.
  • Mastery of user-centered design process, designing workflows, navigation maps, and UI wireframes.
  • Strong experience and focus on a wide variety of consumer desktop, web-based, and mobile software, including instant messaging clients, email clients, RSS readers, and text messaging.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

If you’re qualified (or know someone appropriate), please send a resume to

jobs -at- renkoo -dot- net

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. We’re very sorry to say that no sponsorships are available at this time. 😦

Our Redwood City office is convenient to Caltrain and driving.