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  • pimburg
    Hi XP Group, I am a long time subscriber and infrequent poster. I wanted to let you know about a Software Engineering internship available. If you know a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2009
      Hi XP Group,

      I am a long time subscriber and infrequent poster. I wanted to let you know about a Software Engineering internship available. If you know a talented CS student or junior engineer please pass this along. Here are the details:

      Elf Wanted : Software Engineering Internship
      Part time or full time.


      Telecommute OK and/or Company Headquarters, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA


      The software engineer intern will be immersed in a world of professional development working directly with seasoned engineers. You will have an opportunity to learn and understand how a distributed, multi talented team collaborates to build great software.

      A great engineer is like a great elf. They take pride in their work, are committed to excellence and improvement in everything they do, and know how to work well with others. A passion for building great things will get you far and your internship at Elfster will help tap that passion while setting you up for a rewarding future in product development.


      The software engineer intern will collaborate on design and implement technologies to delight Elfster's 1,000,000 + user base.

      • Research and create proof of concept "spikes" of potential technologies for integration into the Elfster system.
      • Implement new features and enhance existing technologies.
      • Potential application aspects include:

      o Social networking apps and plug ins (e.g. Facebook Apps/ Facebook Connect),
      o Mobile technologies (e.g. IPhone Apps),
      o Browser plug-ins, Bookmarklets
      o Core web site development.


      We are looking for the most promising candidates. Candidates will have the following qualifications:

      • Entrepreneurial spirit.
      • Excellent academic record.
      • Current college undergraduate students or graduate students in computer science or related experience.
      • Passion for superior product design.
      • Humility, integrity, passion, and a self-starter attitude
      • Experience with some of the following technologies: HTML, Javascript, AJAX, Relational Databases, C#, Java, IPhone SDK, Facebook Applications, Twitter API, JSON, REST, SOAP, Internet Gaming


      Gift-giving 2.0 - Elfster provides fun and easy tools for group gift giving, like Secret Santa. With 1 million visitors over the past year and traffic doubling each year since our launch in 2004, Elfster is on a mission to help people experience the joy of giving, one of the most basic and essential human interactions. Oh yeah, and we love to have sneaky fun, too!


      Please email your resume and cover letter to intern@.... In addition, please tell us your favorite site on the web and explain why you love it. You may also call for more info 510.343.5660.
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