Job openings at Skroutz

23/12/2010 engineering

We have some new job openings here at and we are looking for talented engineers to fill them. is constantly expanding, exciting things are coming up for 2011, but we need your help.

Typical requirements:

  • Already working with some scripting language (Ruby, Python, etc)
  • Have a good understanding of HTML, Javascript and the Web
  • Some experience with a VCS, preferrably git
  • Experience with *nix
  • OOP and database principles

We value more:

  • Being passionate and fun to work with
  • Picking up easily new concepts and tools
  • Having a passion for programming and the web
  • Doing everything it takes to get the job done

2011 at Skroutz

Next year is the year before the year earth is destroyed. And like all people, we made a list of all the things we need to have accomplished before we perish.

Migrate to Rails 3

Chris is already in the boring process of updating 800 templates to comply with the new html escaping layout but we are eager to use all the new stuff. Engines, Instrumentation, Arel etc. Its going to take some time but the new Rails and all things coming up are definitely worth it.

New projects

Well, we can't talk about them since we all have one more year to live, but we can tell you they'll have a lot to do with HTML 5.0 and mobile devices like Android and that other one I keep forgetting

Testing & Deployment

We have a few thousands test LOC written with Test/Unit but RSpec is so much better we can't resist the temptation, plus we now have the experience to setup a CI and testing framework that will work for us.

AI Catalog Management

Our catalog is getting pretty big. We have some basic AI tools but there is a lot of room for improvement. How about image recognition or color detection?

Maintainance Love

The MongoDB installation that powers our statistics backend has grown over 50G. Our EventMachine, Redis powered, Web socket monitoring tool is lonely lately. Our Node.js chat server is struggling to keep up with Node and CoffeScript changing every couple of days. I can throw in some more buzzwords but you already got the point:

We never forget to have some fun, and fun almost always leads to production ready deployments.

You can apply at and we'll be happy to have a chat.

P.S Have a look at our previous post also.

Ποιοι είμαστε

Η Skroutz Α.Ε. ιδρύθηκε το 2005 και δραστηριοποιείται στην ανάπτυξη καινοτόμων υπηρεσιών τεχνολογίας, δημιουργώντας πρωτοποριακές πλατφόρμες ηλεκτρονικού εμπορίου και ιστοσελίδες υψηλής απόδοσης.

Με έδρα την Αθήνα, η Skroutz Α.Ε. είναι το κορυφαίο digital brand πίσω από τη δημιουργία και την εξέλιξη των δυνατοτήτων της πρωτοποριακής μηχανής αναζήτησης και σύγκρισης τιμών και προϊόντων Η εταιρεία παρέχει ένα εύρος χρηστοκεντρικών λύσεων λογισμικού και πλατφορμών ηλεκτρονικού εμπορίου αξιοποιώντας νέες τεχνολογίες και μεθοδολογίες, που αναδεικνύουν το πάθος του ανθρώπινου δυναμικού της.