Jobs @ new-facebook – Quora

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Dear Spirofrogger,

just a few weeks ago some former Facebook employees launched a new project called: QUORA .

After an initial investment from some famous business angels in 2008 – the famous Private Equity Company Benchmark Capital recently invested at a „flipping“ 86 Million valuation.

Magic numbers :-) and for sure this will create new jobs in the Bay Area.

Quora: Source Crunchbase


Quora, founded in June 2008, first launched in private beta in January 2010.
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question.

But the best part of any investment for us – is JOBS :-)

And they are hiring….. Here´s a list of vacacanies and the Top Jobs @Quora

Statement:
We’re currently hiring engineers and product designers.

Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers. We believe it has the potential to become one of the largest sources of high-quality information available. We are currently in limited beta.

We’re looking for engineers and product designers to help. Some of the challenges are highly algorithmic, such as coming up with ways to organize and categorize the information effectively so that users can efficiently find what they need; others are very technical, such as working to make a web application that is complex while still being
very fast; and many of the challenges are in product design, such as figuring out a way to set up and grow a healthy community and constructing intuitive interfaces for users.

Quora is based in downtown Palo Alto, CA and is funded by Benchmark Capital.

We are committed to building a cutting-edge technology company that develops software the right way and is a place where engineers love to work. Some of the tools we are using include Python, Pylons, nginx, memcached, Thrift, and git. We’re using continuous deployment and EC2, so all code you write will go live to production within minutes no
matter what time it is. Both founders are developers. We want to build a fantastically strong engineering team and the first engineers that join us should set the tone for that.


Jobs in Engineering

Requirements:

•B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent
•Extraordinary software engineering talent
•Substantial experience developing web applications
•Knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming
•Experience with compilers, distributed systems, and machine learning a plus
•Proficiency programming in Python a plus
•Familiarity with functional or declarative programming languages
(OCaml, Erlang) a plus
•The number of years of professional experience you have isn’t important to us
•You should be ready to make this startup the primary focus of your life

In the short run, the most important thing is to scale and improve our first product, and so it is critical that you can immediately make big contributions to our complex web-based application. In addition to working with us in writing the software, the ideal candidate should be proficient outside the technical realm–making good product decisions,
designing user interfaces that are both pretty and functional, being an effective marketer and recruiter, and being capable of handling anything else that comes up. You should also be fearless and broad inside the technical realm, happy to tackle CSS and JavaScript as readily as you are to take on optimizing the performance of a backend service in C or Java. You should be ready to jump down into C and write an interpreter for a simple language if necessary, or hook up a
cluster of machines to run a distributed machine learning job you wrote.

In general, you should be very good at getting things done outside your comfort zone.

You will be required to make good decisions about important things without much oversight. You should be comfortable with autonomy and ownership of large areas of product and infrastructure. It’s a plus if you have worked on projects in your spare time, such as programming games in middle school or high school. An ideal candidate will have
the potential to grow into a strong leadership role over time–in either a technical or management capacity (i.e. eventually the equivalent of a Google Fellow or a V.P.)

We think we are working on something that is very important and that lots of people will use every day. If you’re interested, e-mail us at jobs@quora.com.

We also have some challenges — you can try them for fun, or if you want to make your application stand out.

Jobs
Product Design

At Quora, we are as much a product company as we are a technology company and we expect continual product innovation from our product designers. As a product designer at Quora, you will have the authority and ability to make strong decisions about important parts of the product without much oversight. To help accomplish this goal, you will
have the environment to execute on your vision, powerful tools to rapidly iterate through your ideas and an incredible team to help make you and your work better.

Requirements:

•Strong portfolio including self-started projects
•Extraordinary product, interaction, and visual design talent
•Curiosity and passion for crafting amazing experiences
•Excellent communication skills and ability to explain your design decisions
•Substantial experience designing interactive online products
•Ability to build what you design
•The number of years of professional experience you have isn’t important to us
•You should be ready to make this startup the primary focus of your life
Exceptional candidates will have:
•B.S. in Computer Science, HCI, MIS, or equivalent experience
•Experience with product management
•Experience with mobile design
•Familiarity with Python
You should be comfortable with autonomy and ownership of large areas of the product but open to and interested in gathering feedback. An ideal candidate will have the potential to grow into a strong leadership role over time–in either a individual contributer or management capacity (i.e. eventually the equivalent of a Google Fellow
or a V.P.)

We have built up technical infrastructure that makes it easy for us to quickly implement products and features that are composed from reusable building blocks, and that automatically update in real time as the underlying data in our system changes, without any extra work.
These abstractions power the current Quora product, and this means that we can focus more on design and less on implementation in getting a product or feature built and released. As a result, product designers are highly empowered and are especially important to us.

We think we are working on something that is very important and that lots of people will use every day. If you’re interested, e-mail us at jobs@quora.com.

Allo Jobs @QUORA see link