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Software Engineer


Date Posted10 Apr 14
Job TypeFull Time
Last Date to Apply30 Apr 14

Description is India’s leading digital media platform for startups and entrepreneurs. Having featured over 13,500 startup stories and counting - is the definitive platform and preferred source of information and inspiration to over 2 million monthly readers (from across the globe) - for stories, news, insights from the Indian startup eco-system, and with recent focus on SE Asia, Africa and US as well. is one of the top 400 sites in India and we are striving towards being in to top 100.
YourStory Labs is the technology division of YourStory that is responsible to conceptualize, build and deploy robust, efficient and scalable content platform that power, SocialStory and HerStory along with all other YS sub properties. YS Labs is also responsible for building India’s first repository of startups, entrepreneurs and investors with intelligent data, insights, analysis and reporting. YS Labs constant endeavor is to keep monitoring our current platforms to push them to the limits and to explore new upcoming technologies and platforms to evaluate and reconcile what’s the best we have in hand, that we can put together to deliver an awesome experience for YourStory end users.
Who are we looking for?
=> A hacker at heart – you are always thinking of and working to hook up multiple tools/packages together to come up with an innovative solution to solve a given problem.
=> A pseudo-perfectionist – while we know being a perfectionist is hard, but we strongly believe that every person should strive to become as close as possible by being - thorough, getting to the depth of situation, taking extra care and pre-caution and being proactive.
=> A generalist – generalist doesn’t mean that you already know most of the things, but rather you are quickly able to understand the nuances and willing to learn, adapt and evolve based on situations.
So, if you believe you are all of the above - then come join us.


Skills Requirement
- 1-2 years experience in development of web applications
- Proficiency in development with php, python, node.js
- JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap and other front-end development tools/platforms
- Knowledge/experience with nginx, redis, memcached, or any other NoSQL systems
- Experience in developing efficient UI/UX elements using sprites, asset management, asset packaging, CSS performance.
- Experience with building, deploying and managing content management platforms - Wordpress
- Experience in managing and scaling cloud-based environment – with optimized architecture for auto-scaling and fault tolerance.
- Experience of developing and deploying large scale web-applications serving millions of users
- Experience in search engine optimization (SEO) on technology as well as content front
- Experience of developing quick widgets and monitoring tools for web applications analytics, alerts/notifications and performance optimization

Why you should join is on a rapid growth path with consistent month-on-month growth in our reader base across geographies. So if you are looking for regular challenges - to test and improve your skills and enhance your knowledge then you should be here.
- You’ll get be part of the YS Labs team directly reporting to CTO and will play a critical factor in developing and deploying technology platforms in enabling this growth.
- You’ll get to work on large scale content and media challenges related to high-availability, accessibility, optimal response time, etc.
- You’ll get to work on new platforms which stretch beyond content and looks at enabling one-on-one connections between entrepreneurs, co-founders, investors, mentors, experts – for hiring, investment, advice and more.
At YourStory from day one we have been defying logic and chasing the impossible. While many believe that a cool media-tech business out of India is still a distant dream, we are working hard to make it happen. If this opportunity and challenge to build a new age media venture with hardcore tech capabilities excite you then please come and join us. Let's make things happen.


YourStory Media

(Category: Communication)
YourStory is India's largest online media platform for startups and entrepreneursYourStory is India’s leading comprehensive online platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to promoting the startup ecosystem. YourStory was started in October 2008 by Shradha Sharma, who held senior positions in leadin...
Founded: Sep 2008
Funding: No Funding Info Yet.