Software Architect - Mobile Applications

Software Architect - Mobile Applications
August 16, 2010 - 5:53pm
Seattle, WA
United States
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Mobile Architecture & Web Infrastructure Engineer


About Allrecipes:
Allrecipes, the world’s largest social network of food and entertaining enthusiasts, receives more than 35 million annual unique visits from users who share and download recipes, reviews, photos, personal profiles, and meal ideas. For more than 10 years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips and food advice. As the fastest-growing independent food Internet site, and part of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Food & Entertaining Division, Allrecipes provides insights into the kitchens and cooking passions of home cooks everywhere. For additional information regarding Allrecipes, please visit 

About Reader’s Digest:
Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) is the world’s leading food publisher with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, nationwide cooking schools and interactive media. RDA’s food-related magazines include the nation’s largest-selling cooking title, Taste of Home, as well as Light & Tasty, Cooking for 2, Simple & Delicious, and Every Day with Rachael Ray, America’s fastest-growing food-lifestyle magazine featuring the best-selling author and television personality.  


The Opportunity:

We are seeking skilled mobile application engineer/architect to join our small focused team, building market leading apps for the mobile web!

We are looking for seasoned application engineers able to design the backbone services supporting mobile products targeting the most popular new devices on the market (Android/iPhone/iPad/Windows7 and mobile web), to develop market-leading mobile products tied to both existing, and new web infrastructures.

This role will work with a small focused team of product managers, user experience designers, project managers, and application engineers/developers, and will be responsible for working closely with that team to architect web services crucial for dynamic mobile applications that deliver integrated mobile and web experiences.


Job Requirements: 

  • Minimum 3 years experience delivering successful consumer apps for mobile devices
  • Proven ability to learn & embrace infrastructure development required to support new app OS & runtimes (e.g. J2ME, Java swing, Cocoa, Flash/Flex, Silverlight and so on).
  • Proven skill at debugging applications on a mobile environment (esp. network & server-connectivity issues)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Web standards including XHTML + Javascript
  • Experience with multi-tier client/server application architectures & APIs a must
  • Experience with video & audio streaming technologies strongly preferred
  • Computer Science education (or practical equivalent) preferred
  • Strong communication habits and ability to participate in multi-party technology integrations


 Our Seattle office is located in downtown Seattle @ 5th and Pine (business district) in our fabulous new offices at the top floor of the 5th and Pine building overlooking Westlake Plaza.

This small mobile team’s culture is very startup-oriented. Remote-work/telecommuting arrangements are possible (though we expect team members to spend the majority of their time in the office).

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