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[vox-jobs] Software and database engineer [Davis / telecommute]
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[vox-jobs] Software and database engineer [Davis / telecommute]

Engineer sought to help create the ebook publishing revolution!

  Smashwords, Inc., based in Los Gatos, is a fast-growing self-serve ebook
  publishing, sales & distribution platform for authors, publishers & readers.
  For over 3 years, we have been offering multi-format, DRM-free ebooks,
  ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on multiple
  e-reading devices.  Our users' books are also distributed to numerous online
  retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookStore, Kobo, and
  Sony Reader Store.  Our catalog contains approximately 65,000 books, and is
  growing constantly.

About Our Platform:
  * Powered by Linux, MySQL & PHP, with Python, Perl & shell for good measure
  * In-house automated document conversion system utilizing open source tools
  * Automatic & human vetting of book content, with a growing vetting team
  * Hands-on customer & technical support, with a growing support team
  * Book & metadata distribution system via FTP, SFTP & proprietary tools
  * Sales report import (from retailers) and export (to authors) systems
  * SVN for source code management
  * Trac for internal development & documentation wiki, & bug/feature tracking

Desired Skills:
  * Database: MySQL, administration, DB design, maintenance, query performance
  * Web software development: PHP, Python
  * Infrastructure: Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  * Web design: HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  * Experience with highly-available and highly-scaled web services a plus

Responsibilities Include:
  * Design, implement, test & deploy new user- & admin-facing website features
  * Work with customer support to help answer technical questions
  * Help maintain the database & various internal tools
  * Working alone on small projects; working together on larger projects
  * Documenting processes and designs

This is a telecommuting position for the right candidate; preferably in Davis.

If you or anyone you know are interested in this position, please contact
Bill Kendrick at bill@smashwords.com.  Include a current resume (preferably
as plain text in the body of your message, but Word DOC, OpenDocument, PDF
or EPUB are also acceptable).

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