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Software Engineer (Products) / Web Developer


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


We are looking for a sharp software engineer / web developer, preferably a Drupal/PHP specialist, to build elegant and responsive web applications and user interfaces for the Jodi365 family of sites. 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, especially for someone who is excited about seeing their work get used and appreciated by thousands of users on a daily basis. If you think your particular skills and experience would add to our team, we would love to hear from you.



  • Design, test, develop, and deploy production-ready web applications using the LAMP stack and client-side code
  • Build elegant, responsive, and optimized (cross-platform) web applications and user interfaces with xHTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax
  • Develop functional prototypes from wireframes and mockups
  • Support the Software Architect in designing, testing, and deploying the infrastructure to support a secure, scalable, and rapidly-evolving web application
  • Understand how users interact with our features through extensive use of analytics and continuously improve user experience
  • Resolve application issues/bugs that may arise
  • Assist management team in ensuring efficient progress of workflow and transforming business visions into reality



  • Exceptional PHP and xHTML/CSS coding skills and expertise in content management systems (primarily Drupal)
  • Deep JavaScript/Ajax/DHTML experience, including framework experience (such as Google Web Toolkit, Prototype, and Dojo) and debugging tools (such as Venkman and Firebug)
  • Able to design, code, unit test, and debug complex, DOM-based web software applications supporting multiple browsers
  • Able to take mockups (including slicing PSDs) and create high-performance web pages


  • 3+ years of programming and web development experience, including experience integrating front-end code with server-side technology on dynamic, large-scale consumer-facing websites 
  • Experience in an Agile development life cycle
  • Fluency in Flash, Flex, MySQL, mobile web design, Facebook's developer platform and/or Open Social
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design, coding, and testing patterns
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in computer science or related major

Bonus Points:

  • Proficiency in source code management practices and working knowledge of version control tools such as Subversion

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.