Development Opportunities at Skype

19 Feb 2010 - 1:03pm
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Gary Jong
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Development
Opportunities at Skype

As a result
of growth, new business, and a keen interest to develop disruptive products, a
number of interesting new opportunities are available in our development teams
for User Interface Designers as well as Web Developers.

By way of
background, Skype was founded in 2003 and is revolutionizing the way people
communicate around the world. Skype has
more than 500 million registered users globally who use Skype to communicate
for free through voice and video calls as well as instant messages. We generate revenue premium offerings such as
calls made to and from landlines and mobiles, voicemail, call forwarding, and
SMS. Skype software is used in almost
every country on earth, and more than 100 billion minutes worth of free
Skype-to-Skype calls have been made since our inception. Conversations over Skype can take place on
computers, mobile devices, and Skype certified hardware

We are
looking for brilliant minds to join the Skype revolution to help us continue to
develop and grow our disruptive technology.
In particular, we seek individuals who have the passion, drive, and
dedication required to continue delighting our users and giving them a great
experience.

Here’s more detail
on these opportunities.

UI Developers

Location: Brisbane, CA

* Will create
and communicate design deliverables such as
specifications, templates, storyboards, wire-frames, and personas,

* Will design
interactive prototypes according to business, brand, market, and user
requirements,

* Low-fidelity models to demonstrate
viability of concepts, and;

* High-fidelity prototypes to
accompany functional specifications.

* Will develop
product concepts and suggest product direction based on design research and
functional requirements,

* Will partner
with engineering on the implementation of interactive techniques and
technologies, and;

* Will support
UE research efforts and recommend visual design enhancements.

As a member of our User Experience team, your design
innovations can make a significant impact on our partners by enabling rapid and
intuitive application development on our platform. You will collaborate closely
with engineers and product managers on driving UI concepts, building
interactive prototypes with the latest design patterns and technologies, and
communicating designs to product managers and developers. The position is
located in Brisbane, CA.

Web/Flash
Developer/Staff SkypeWorks Engineer

Location: Brisbane, CA

This
individual will work with a small incubation team on a series of short sprint
projects and prototypes to develop a series of new ideas which will translate
into products that will hit the marketplace. Great opportunity to create and experience extreme
variety in your work.

Basic
Qualifications Pre-requisite knowledge, skills and experience

- 5+ years experience with web development

- High degree of proficiency with PHP, Java,
and ideally also Flex/Actionscript

- Ability to write clear, clean, readable,
portable, reliable and manageable code.

- Ability to create software given
loose/incomplete specifications

- Creative individual

- Positive, self starting team-oriented
attitude

- Experience with end user usability
paradigms for web and desktop applications

- Education Bachelors Degree in a relevant
technical field.

Highly Desired

- Experience with VoIP and realtime media
protocols

- Experience with RTMFP

- Experience with Swiz framework and
inversion of control

- Unit testing experience with Fluint or
other Actionscript testing frameworks

- Familiarity with XMPP and web services

- Great written and oral communication skills

- Experience in an Agile development team
including writing unit tests

- Development experience with front-end web
development technologies including: JavaScript, XHTML, CSS

- C++ a bonus.

We pay
competitively and offer an array of benefits.

With our
recent separation from eBay, we are once again a private company opening the
door for an IPO. It's a great time to
connect with us on a number of fronts.

Interested
individuals are invited to email resumes to me at: gary.jong at skype.net

Look forward
to hearing from you if you'd like to learn more!

All replies
will be held in strict confidence.

Skype
support diversity in the workplace.

Gary Jong

Staffing Programs Manager

2145 Hamilton Ave

San Jose, CA 95125

Direct #: 408-376-7270

Skype ID: gary.jong

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