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Date: 2006-05-24, 2:15PM PDT
Manager of Web Services and Development @ Warner Bros. Records
Before submitting anything to us, keep this in mind:
- This is a management level position
- We are looking for someone deeply invested in the web-culture (if you don’t know what del.icio.us, folksonomies, AJAX, semantic HTML or digg are, we'll consider you, but you'd better check those out)
- We are an extremely fast paced, intense environment
- It is fun to work here, especially for music fans

More after the jump.

***** RESUME RULES *****
1) Only submit a link to a resume online
2) Make sure that resume is valid XHTML and CSS
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About Us
Warner Bros. Records is the largest record company in the market. We work with artists spanning from indie acts like The Subways to mega-acts like R.E.M. and Green Day. In between we have The Flaming Lips, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, etc. The New Media department here is innovative, fun, busy and future-forward. We are a perpetual beta shop (meaning Web 2.0 and all that stuff), essentially. Don't let the whole "record company" thing fool you. We didn't rootkit our CD's!

What we are looking for:
We are seeking an experienced Internet developer. The job requires a dedicated and professional self-starter who will thrive in an environment that is fast paced. It is a full time position, with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. We are located in the heart of Burbank, CA’s media-hub near NBC, ABC, Warner Bros. Studio and Disney.

Please reply to this posting with your cover letter and a link to your resume online (valid XHTML and CSS). NO ATTACHMENTS! Please include in your cover letter links to your social-web accounts including but not limited to: del.icio.us, flickr, blogs, slashdot profile, digg profile, sourceforge account and/or OPML file. Also include links to projects and what you did on them.

You might like us if:
* You are detail oriented, professional, smiling under a lot under pressure and self-directed
* You are customer service focused. The "customer" includes internal and external people
* You can focus in a frenetic environment
* You want to work in a company that rewards creative thinking and supports it with every project
* You have a strong desire for the "cool" in Internet design and technology
* You are passionate about what you do (this is VERY important)

Job Description:
This position is the “go to” person for everything involving Internet infrastructure and presence for the largest record company in the world. This includes daily maintenance, workflow improvements, programming as well as working along-side external vendors. It is a fun job, with a lot of new projects happening this year to make it more fun.

Expert working knowledge of the following:
- HTML/CSS/Javascript (semantic, valid, table-less)
- PHP (4, 5 a plus)
- MySQL/phpMyAdmin
- Working with remote servers via telnet/ssh/FTP
- Image optimization for web use
- Linux/Solaris/UNIX

Working knowledge of:
- Flash/Actionscript (AS2 with Flash 2004+)
- XML/RSS - Basic networking, client/server architecture, Internet topology
- UNIX (shell scripting is a plus)
- Apache web server (.htaccess overrides a must)
- DNS
- “Web 2.0” technology including DHTML, AJAX, Flash Remoting, CMS systems and blogs
- Search Engine Optimization

It would be great if you also knew, or want to learn…
- Video preparation/optimization
- Subversion
- Open Source CMS' (drupal and wordpress specifically)
- Java (server side)

SUPERVISE TEAM
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This position will require working with a team of people, not all of whom have the same specialized technical knowledge. Essential skills will be the abilities to communicate problems effectively and to investigate and troubleshoot problems to a solution.

Oversee and assist staff:
- Web site deployment
- Bulk E-mail (rich and plain text)
- Best practices guidelines (SEO, standards, accessibility)

Maintain and add to department standards:
- Procedural and technical
- Enforcing standards with external designers and programmers
- Review incoming web sites developed by third party developers to make sure they conform with WBR standards

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE AND PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERY
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Product and company review for use by WBR web site(s):
- Technology integration into WBR infrastructure
- Determine pros and cons of new technologies
- Research and seek out new companies and/or technologies

SERVER MAINTENANCE
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Monitor and maintain UNIX server environment:
- Delegate technical work to system administrators
- Create new web sites as required
- Monitor server performance and uptime
- Oversee the mailing list server
- Lyris

SOFTWARE
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Strong working knowledge of the following software:

- Adobe Photoshop
- Mac OSX 10.4
- Adobe/Macromedia Flash
- A/M Dreamweaver

Warner Bros. Records is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Job location is Burbank, CA
  • Compensation: DOE
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