Retailers get Social Software

Submitted by admin on Wed, 09/14/2005 - 12:02

Check this out. On craigslist this morning, which I read for amusement, there was an ad for big Net retailer. The retailer is jumping into social application software - online communites. They are weaving their sites around customer interaction. The customer becomes a producer - prosumer. The customer is alive and wants to participate. I have blanked out the name of the company because it does not want the listing reposted.

Anyway, if you're a retailer, and not in the top 5 on the net, well, you should pay attention to what this company is up to because they are setting the trend. Did I mention that we set up custom social shopping sites with full e-comm - auctions - classifieds?

Senior Software Development Engineer, Social Networks

A gigantic net retailer is recruiting for Seattle-based opportunities. Relocation to Seattle, WA is required.

Love to build massive-scale real-world systems that are used by millions of users? As part of xxxx Social Networks team, you'll help millions of customers discover new products and interesting people through a social shopping experience. As a senior software engineer, you'll be responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of high-volume production distributed applications. You should understand how to create robust, maintainable code, large-scale systems as well as rapid prototypes.

xxx work hard, have fun, make history

Did you know that xxx has hundreds of software engineers working on some of the most interesting technical challenges on the planet? We employ some of the world's brightest and most innovative minds in software, working on event-driven fulfillment planning, optimal content selection, product recommendation algorithms, guaranteed interprocess messaging, and the list goes on and on. Whether you're scaling our world-class supply chain systems or you're architecting an ecommerce platform that big name retailers (Target and Toys 'R Us, for example) depend on to run their online businesses - you'll find challenging work that'll stretch you on multiple dimensions.

At xxx, we ship software continuously, so you'll see the results of your efforts in days or weeks not years. xxx has an entrepreneurial small-team environment, where individuals' innovative ideas are prized and routinely make history. Because you'll be on a small cross-functional team that is responsible for both business and technology decisions, you'll never want for understanding the relationship between what you're working on and the ultimate business value that is being created.

xxx, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and is now the world's leading ecommerce technology company. xxx seeks exceptionally well-qualified candidates and offers competitive compensation and benefits.