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Director of Information Security (OAK)

Ask.com is seeking a Director of Information Security to further the development of Ask’s enterprise security program. Under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer, The Director will work with business technical teams to identify & remediate vulnerabilities, implement security tools, improve user awareness & training, and respond to security incidents. The Director will identify security requirements, select vendors, develop implementation plans, track progress, & provide subject matter expertise to support these efforts & will create policies, procedures, and other documentation to support these efforts & provide a level of consistency in efforts across the enterprise.

Hadoop Administrator-Contractor (OAK)

Ask.com is seeking a Hadoop Engineer to work in a team responsible for managing Data Infrastructure behind world class online brands like Ask.com, Investopedia.com, Pricerunner.com, Shopping.com, About.com etc.

The Hadoop Engineer will be part of team of RDBMS (MySQL DBAs) and Big Data Administrators who build, operate/manage, upgrade and support Hadoop eco system and MySQL databases. The team is also responsible to design and automate data pipelines for critical business needs.

The Hadoop Engineer will provide operational support for Hadoop and/or MySQL databases. He/She must demonstrate the ability to quickly understand existing data systems, pinpoint problem areas, demonstrate the ability to analyze data for bottlenecks and look for the opportunity to automate routine tasks.

Software Engineer, Search Intelligence (OAK)

Ask.com is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Software Engineer to work with the Answers and Search team at our Oakland, CA location. The Answers and Search Technology team has developed core technologies such as Answer Farms, Smart Answers and is responsible for the complete Ask.com Answers Technology suite. The Software Engineer will help develop our next generation answers and search technologies that will enable users to find direct answer for their questions. It’s an exciting and challenging mission with the issues such as learning the user intention, understanding the web data, question and answer extraction, question generation, and answer quality evaluation, etc. You will be working with a highly talented team of hard core engineers using latest technologies and frameworks such as Apache SOLR, Hadoop, HBase, Redis to solve various problems.

Sr. Project Manager (OAK)

Ask.com is THE place that people go to find the answers to life’s everyday questions, big and small. This role will have significant exposure to senior members of Executive, Technical & Product teams. In this role, you manage key user facing projects that directly support our core strategy. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate ideas, and take action. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.

QA Engineer (OAK)

Ideal candidate will have a passion for quality products and for developing various tools, implementing processes and methods to achieve high quality, an understanding of current technologies, and has structured approach for developing test plans. We value innovation, ownership, smart risk taking while learning to improve ourselves every day.

Sr. Technical Project Manager (OAK)

This is Senior Technical Project Manager position working with two key internal teams – Business Intelligence & Digital Marketing. Responsibilities include planning & managing highly technical projects as well as managing communications between these teams and product teams on multiple business units. In this position, you will be working side by side with key executive stakeholders while reporting into the Ask.com Project Management Office.

You have a passion for helping people, solving problems and delivering great products. You thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, creative environment. You know how to pave the way for successful project releases. You look at the PMBOK as part of the toolkit, but not the answer to every problem. You have successfully delivered projects in a web development environment and you know how to balance formalized project management methodologies with real-world ‘what it takes’ leadership.

Senior Java Software Engineer, Data Platform (OAK)

As a senior java software engineer at Ask.com, you’ll use data and technology to develop insights, identify opportunities and ultimately build our next generation of products. This team is focused on capturing, processing and storing big data to enable us to measure our success in delighting customers, in both function and performance. Utilize technologies such as Java, Spring, Storm, Kafka, Hadoop, Impala and more to maximize the value of our data, in both real-time and offline modes. The data platform enables us to gain insights that we feedback to our internal and external partners.

Performance Engineer (OAK)

As a top US internet site, Ask.com’s mission is to get our millions of users across the globe the answers they need. We’ve been in the Q&A business for more than 15 years, and although Jeeves has since retired, we carry on his passion for serving our 100 million users with answers they can trust. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.

Senior Software Engineer – Search Marketing (OAK)

Software Engineering in support of the Search Engine Marketing team at Ask.com is all about improving engineering excellence; we are working to make it more productive and fun. The Software Engineering Team develops internally targeted software and services with the goal of helping business group improve its return on investment. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct, measureable and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is supportive, innovative and rewarding. We’re looking for great people to come join our team.

Sr. Node.js Platform Engineer (OAK)

Is a top US internet site, Ask.com’s mission is to get our millions of users across the globe the answers they need. We’ve been in the Q&A business for more than 17 years, and although Jeeves has since retired, we carry on his passion for serving our 100 million users with answers they can trust. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.

DevOps Engineer (Boulder, CO)

We are looking for a qualified DevOps Engineer to join our team, working on deploying and maintaining these shared systems. It is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in supporting some of the latest technologies and frameworks, such as Hadoop, SOLR, Logstash/Elasticsearch, Graphite/Grafana and Virtualization/Cloud. An individual in this role helps build the ‘assembly line’ and will have a chance to engage in the SDLC from inception to release!

Release Engineer (OAK)

Build Release Engineering at Ask.com is a mission critical task. The Release Engineering team builds the automation framework that pushes products out from laptop to production in a controlled manner. Continuous Integration (and Continuous Delivery) environments demand that this process is robust, since defects that creep into production could be revenue impacting. An individual in this role helps build the ‘assembly line’ and will have a chance to engage in the SDLC from inception to release!

Node.js Platform Engineer (OAK)

As a member of the Application Platform Team, you will oversee the web application architecture for the Ask.com family of websites, and help design and develop the services, platforms, and frameworks that enable our front-end teams to build awesome experiences at scale.

Production Engineer (OAK)

We are looking for a qualified Production Engineer to join our team, working on deploying and maintaining all Ask.com services globally. It is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in supporting some of the latest technologies and frameworks, such as node.js, SOLR, Logstash/Elasticsearch, Graphite/Grafana and Virtualization/Cloud.

Node.js Developer (OAK)

The role & your impact

Be a new member of a recently formed team. Get in early, collaborate, and contribute to our evolving Node.js application platform.
We are actively recruiting a number of skilled developers who love working with JavaScript and are excited about working on something new! No legacy code here, just brand new projects to sink your teeth into!
This role is focused, but not limited to designing and implementing server side solutions that will support our new range of content experiences.

Data Engineer (OAK)

As an engineer on the programmatic advertising team, you’ll not only get to work with a large amount of data but also leading edge big data/cloud computing technologies. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to make immediate impact to the bottom line for the company and also to help set the technical direction of the product.

Frontend JavaScript Developer (OAK)

About ASK  As a top US Internet site, Ask.com’s mission is to get our millions of users across the globe the answers they need. We’ve been in the Q&A business for more than 17 years, and although Jeeves has since retired, we carry on his passion for serving our 100 million users with answers they [...]