Front End Engineer for Skype in Palo Alto needed

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Software Engineer – Skype Manager/ Front End

Why work at Skype?

As a member of the Skype Enterprise, you will help build a new suite
of services serving millions of business users. Our growing Palo Alto
team will leverage open standards to deliver communication services,
including voice, video, chat and presence to the web and enable
radically new Skype applications to transform the way businesses

More about this group

Skype Enterprise builds on the community of Skype users to deliver
collaboration experiences targeted at small teams in businesses of all
sizes. By focusing on the way real teams work together we are making
collaboration services more relevant to more people. The Skype
community and the availability of the Skype experience (PCs, MACs,
phones, TVs and on the web) allows us to bring the Skype collaboration
experience to users on whatever device they use. This coupled with the
quality of the experience and the excitement and familiarity users
already have for Skype experiences provides us with a unique
opportunity to deliver wonderful, ubiquitous and genuinely useful
collaboration experience that make Skype Enterprise users truly

Key Responsibilities

Work in an agile development environment with the Product Managers on
a daily basis to scope, develop, and deliver world class software
solutions to support business requirements
Play an active role in the design, development, and unit testing of
production software
Collaborate with and assist the Product Managers to develop and
execute release planning
Plan and estimate work effort and help to continuously improve the
agile development process
Build efficient and reusable services that can scale to support large
numbers of users building on top of scalable infrastructure
Participate and contribute to architecture meetings for defining how
back-end systems will work in large web environments
Strong experience (3-10 years) in following technologies, tools and
frameworks: HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, HTTP, AJAX, MVC framework,
jQuery, Object Oriented.
Excellent understanding of cross-platform and cross-browser issues.
Good knowledge in HTML templating and front-end web technologies.
Ability to write some PHP 5 code or willing to learn PHP
General understanding of web servers and their configuration.
General understanding of version control (SVN).
Ability to use graphic design software for preparation of web content.
Ability to work as a team member.
Other web related disciplines and previous experience developing web
applications backend a plus.
You prefer short deadlines and measurable work-units, seeing your code
ship makes you tick
Ideally a BSc degree in Computer Science or similar discipline
Masters degree a plus
Experience in agile development practice a plus
ONLY USA based candidates please
No 3rd party vendors
reply to Maryellen O'Connell at maryellen.oconnellatskypedotnet


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