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Yahoo! Developer Network’s (YDN) mission is to connect the best developers with the best solutions to usher in next media. YDN helps Yahoo! to be a technology-powered media company by bringing together a community of developers to

The YDN API Architect and Engineer will play a critical role creating API strategy, architecting APIs, building APIs/SDKs and managing API operations. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of engineering high-performance APIs. We’re looking for an energetic self-starter who is proactive in driving forward.

  • Partner with internal teams to ensure that Yahoo! maintains the optimal API strategies, standards and best practices
  • Collaborate with product owners to develop both private and public APIs
  • Contribute to SDK development and launch
  • Participate in API launch go-to-market and operations

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field (10 years relevant experience in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum of four years of engineering experience, building public and private developer-facing APIs from design through launch in scalable solutions
  • Deep experience in API design best practices, including high-value, flexibility, business alignment, well managed and easily supported
  • Proficient in various protocols and data formats, including REST, JSON and XML
  • Expertise with security, including OAuth and SSL
  • Knowledge of API performance optimization
  • Proficient in API versioning, key management, monitoring, scaling, and rate limiting
  • Proficient in UNIX/Linux
  • Experience in creating code samples and sample apps
  • Results driven, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, energetic team environment

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience in Agile
  • Ability to guide doc writers, support team, communications team, and legal team
  • Working knowledge of YQL
  • Understanding of developer product marketing, including end-to-end product life cycle
  • Experience with YDN
  • Strong presentation skills

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is the premier digital media company. We deliver your world, your way by creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most - across devices and around the globe. And it's the Yahoos behind the scenes who make this all possible. We are energetic, idea-driven people who are passionate about shaping the future of the digital world. So if this sounds like you, come show us what you've got.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Number: 1245157

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API Architect and Engineer at Yahoo!




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Sunnyvale, CA, US




Jul 30, 2012