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Software Architect / Technical Lead


Date Posted12 May 14
LocationChennai `
Job TypeFull Time
Last Date to Apply30 Jun 14


We are looking for an experienced web/information architect to play an instrumental role in the continued architecture and design of the Jodi365 family of sites. The ideal candidate will not only manage a small, growing web development team, but also be a technical lead who enjoys and continues to do hands-on programming. If you think your particular skills and experience would add to our team, we would love to hear from you. The work would be at FreeElective Network's office in the heart of Chennai, a few miles from the IIT-Madras campus. The position represents a terrific opportunity to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and to innovate without being bogged down by bureaucracy. If you think your particular skills and experience would add to our team, we would love to hear from you.



  • Work on web development at all levels (within a Linux environment), including designing databases, implementing back-end systems, and integrating front-end interfaces
  • Design and configure database schema and the corresponding data-layer logic based on best practices; develop, test, and optimize data backup and database performance monitoring procedures
  • Design and develop server-side components that power jodi365's web application, including those that address load-balancing, security, performance, and application-specific business logic (e.g., our proprietary matching algorithm)
  • Incorporate feedback from customer research in agile development process
  • Ensure that team uses best practices in design and implementation of the system
  • Resolve application issues/bugs that may arise
  • Assist management team in ensuring efficient progress of workflow and transforming business visions into reality



  • 7+ years of programming and web development experience, including 3+ years of server-side Java development experience
  • Expertise in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Linux, xHTML/CSS, and content management systems (primarily Drupal)
  • Experience in high-transaction, high-volume, web/e-commerce and/or high-availability SQL server environments
  • Deep knowledge of relational database concepts and patterns and SQL query design and optimzation


  • Experience in an Agile development life cycle
  • Fluency in Flash, Flex, Ajax, mobile web design, Facebook's developer platform and/or Open Social
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design, coding, and testing patterns
  • Strong command of web standards, cross-browser compatibility, and search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in computer science or related major

Desired soft skills:

  • Team player with strong analytical and project management skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented individual who works well with deadlines
  • Willingness to learn, switch roles as necessary, and to roll up one's sleeves to get a job done
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-changing environment
  • Energized by the opportunities and challenges of working at a small and growing company


FreeElective Network

(Category: Consumer Web)
Parent company of, a next-generation matchmaking site for educated, quality singles.FreeElective™ LLC is a Chicago-based start-up that aims to improve how people connect online. We are excited to introduce, a social matchmaking site that helps people find a match for all seas...
Founded: Mar 2010
Funding: No Funding Info Yet.