Senior Java Software Engineer, Jobs Platform

Engineering San Francisco, California


Our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love.  We are disrupting an industry by changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent.


As a Senior Java Software Engineer, you will play a central role in the design and development of the Glassdoor Jobs Platform.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for development and a strong background in building dynamic, high-volume back-end systems with Java using an Agile development methodology. You should also have an analytical mindset, well suited for understanding information retrieval and machine learning algorithms.

As a fast-growing startup, we look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises.

In this role you work with a nimble, fast-growing, rapidly innovative and collaborative team of engineers, product managers, and designers based out of downtown San Francisco – so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also a must.  And most importantly – we look for people that can prioritize, multitask, and deliver – because it’s a lot more fun to get things done.   

Skills and Requirements

  • 5+ years of software development experience on large scale, high-volume systems
  • Passion in creating best-in-class software and following best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Strong understanding of Java multithreading, concurrency and memory management
  • Proficient with open source Java technologies like Spring, Hibernate, and Struts
  • Proficient working with relational databases as well as NoSQL technologies like Redis and Riak
  • Experience building service-oriented solutions and RESTful microservices
  • Experience working in any of the following areas: Crawling; Big Data; Internationalization
  • Bonus: Familiarity with front-end technologies such as JSP, JSTL, HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Extra Bonus Points: you’re fun to be around!

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 85% dependent coverage
  • Equity in a late stage startup backed by top-tier VCs
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.