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Software Engineer, Traffic

Job Category:
Engineering / Technical Services
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:

PayScale is a growing technology company that is rapidly changing the world of compensation. We hold the largest data source of real-time salary information by crowdsourcing the data from millions of users and applying complex search algorithms to provide detailed statistical analysis of current pay against the market.

Why join us?

  • Millions of consumers and over 3,000 paying business customers use our products to benchmark, analyze and build pay structures. We've taken complex tasks and made them beautiful and easy to use.
  • We have great cash flow and are backed by top venture capital firms.
  • You will have the opportunity to own major pieces of our platform and start shipping software right away.

Who we hire:

PayScale is growing quickly, but we hire carefully. We seek highly motivated, smart people who are passionate about building usable and innovative products.

Perks and Benefits:

  • We mean it when we say we have a great culture: BBQs on the deck, lake cruises, sailing, Fido Fridays, Free Mariners/Seahawks/Sounders games, PayScale Hack Days, etc.
  • We are located in the mecca of Seattle Startups (Pioneer Square) and have access to great food spots.
  • We pay competitively, have great benefits, and emphasize work/life balance.

About the Job:

We want a talented software engineer / developer to develop features and optimize our website to maximize organic search traffic.

We are passionate about software development and the Web and want to get our features out to our users quickly and frequently. Please apply if you are passionate about creating great user experiences that will be rewarded with natural search traffic. Your software will be used by a worldwide audience of millions. We are currently investing in a significant redesign and update of the consumer user experience at

Our platform: We have an engine that classifies profiles. We have a search engine and inverted index on billions of data points. We can compute how much people should be paid in N-dimensional space.


Web Site Development:

  • You will design, develop and maintain applications on's consumer facing website to maximize indexation and SERP positioning
  • You will manage/maintain site maps and internal linking structures
  • You will ensure high performance page speed free of errors
  • You will create automated content recommendation and cross-promotion systems
  • You will work in a small agile team to develop, schedule and release your work
  • You will leverage our large scale compensation model and deep data analytics to help people understand and maximize their value in the workplace

Server Development:

  • You will design and develop new features using C#/ASP.NET/Javascript
  • You will maintain, enhance and re-engineer existing infrastructure
  • You will ensure high performance and increasing scalability



  • Work experience with a consumer-facing Internet company
  • Expertise in Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools and third party SEO metrics/management systems
  • Strong coding and debugging skills in an object oriented language like C#/Java
  • Development experience with Web Application Servers: ASP.NET/JSP/Ruby on Rails
  • SQL and Relational Databases
  • Experience building lightning fast, large scale, error free Web applications


  • 5+ years experience
  • Solid background in
  • SEO
  • Web Services/WCF
  • Machine learning, NLP and algorithms