Friday, April 17, 2009

Seeking a Software Architect

I could use your help finding great candidates for our Software Architect openning at NetBase. Please feel free to forward this.

Software Architect
Location: Mountain View, CA

NetBase, a well-funded, fast growing company with an impressive roster of top-tier Fortune 500 companies, seeks to grow its team with a hands-on software architect.

NetBase delivers Content Intelligence solutions that harness value and insight from any source, including the Internet, premium and enterprise content. NetBase reads every sentence inside documents, linguistically understands the content and powers breakthrough search experiences with relevant answers and insights. NetBase is being used by organizations that are recognized as global leaders in healthcare, publishing, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods and government such as Elsevier, Clorox, 3M, The U.S. Army, Pepsi and many more.

We seek a hands-on architect with extensive background in software development to translate business objectives into a technology vision and articulated architecture. Candidates should have a strong track record of designing and developing multi-tiered web applications that are high quality, scalable, and reliable. We prefer generalists who have driven feature development at every layer of the stack. We have a strong preference for large-scale text search expertise whether at a big search company or through experience customizing systems like Lucene or FAST. Also preferred are candidates with experience in applying NLP and Machine Learning to solving problems for Fortune 500 end-users.

Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and a track record of increasing responsibility. Those who are skilled in organizational needs assessment and driving change via consensus will fit in well on our team. Candidates should be able to establish credibility quickly and provide mentorship to team members. We target talented individuals who are resourceful, flexible, and aggressive about learning new things.

We are an Agile development shop. We do test-driven design and rapid iterative development and are looking for a like-minded architect to help us build for the future.

* 10 years work experience with 3+ as an architect
* Experience in large-scale, distributed, web-based applications
* Agile development methodology
* Deep knowledge of Java
* MS or PhD in CS
* Database design and SQL (MySQL a plus)
* Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
* High degree of integrity and drive
* Expertise in Adobe Flex, Flash and Python are nice to have

Authorization to work in the US and relocation are required.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to with the subject of "Software Architect".


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