Paranoids Software Engineer
The Huffington Post
TW - Taipei

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that.

Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business and the world.

Want in? As Verizon’s media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect.

With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we’re transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.


You will be responsible for the design and development of end-to-end features to help make one of the world’s largest internet services the most secure and user friendly, working with seasoned architects, data scientists, creative product managers and a group of very bright engineers.

You must have strong development experience in object-oriented languages, practiced test-driven and agile development religiously, are familiar with web security and scrum methodology and can leverage cloud, big data and machine learning.

You have an analytical and problem solving mindset to complement your superior communication and presentation skills. You can meet people and quickly get to the essence of their issues.

You can make good recommendations on how they should architect their systems to meet their needs while aligning their requirements with the Paranoids organization’s roadmap.

Participate in weekly scrum team planning meetings and daily stand-ups

Design and scope solutions for new features, and participate in design review discussions

Implement new features, including unit tests, functional tests, and documentation

Demo what you have completed, when appropriate, in a weekly meeting to solicit feedback to further improve the feature

Participate in code reviews of other engineers’ work

Evaluate feature requests originating from outside the team, and work with the requester to determine the optimal solution


1 to 3 years of Object Oriented design skills and proficiency in either C++ or Java

Strong foundation in Computer Science, data structures and algorithms.

Knowledge and experience in building large scale distributed applications using various software design patterns and OO design principles

Familiarity with web servers and web services API

Solid understanding of the software development process : test driven development, agile development and scrum

Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills

Development experience in an Unix / Linux environment

Superior communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field. MS / PhD in CS preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Good understanding of web related security issues.

Familiarity with cryptographic protocols, implementations, vulnerabilities, performance characteristics, and tradeoffs

Experience in mobile development (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc)

Cross-browser, cross-platform coding

Experience with cloud / grid computing. Familiarity with Hadoop ecosystem.

Experience with applying machine learning in product solution.

Experience with data pipelines, statistical analysis, machine learning, AI

Strong experience in API, SDK, and Web Service design

Proficiency in HTML, XML, and SOAP

Experience in shell scripting and Perl

Working knowledge of RDBMS, SQL and NoSQL

System administration background with Linux

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