Engineering Blog

September 30th, 2013

Yelp Engineering Opens an Office in Palo Alto: Come Help the World Find Great Local Businesses!

So you want to be part of the Yelp engineering team, but you just wish you didn’t have to commute all the way up the peninsula to San Francisco? Gosh, if only there were a way…hold on a minute, now there is! Yes, we have read your mind and are pretty psyched to announce the opening of a Yelp office in Palo Alto! Bonus: it’s conveniently located mere blocks from the Caltrain station at California Avenue and in the midst of tons of local businesses and lunch spots.

As part of the Palo Alto team, your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to support developers and Yelp’s move to service-oriented architectures. Yelp serves an average of more than 108 million unique visitors every month, an increasing number through mobile devices, and connects these users to local businesses through more than 42 million online reviews. Behind the scenes Yelp’s software engineers diligently create the frameworks and templates to display and promote all that content. The Palo Alto team will focus on making Yelp’s development efforts more productive, efficient and scalable as we expand around the globe.

Get your hands dirty with projects geared at speeding up developer environments and allowing developers to effortlessly use public cloud resources to run those environments. We're looking for folks that are passionate about making their fellow engineer's lives as efficient as possible.

Long story short:

You: Possessing mad engineering skills, looking to be gainfully employed in Palo Alto, and interested in open source and technologies like SQLAlchemy, Vagrant, packer.io, Python, Puppet, Docker and other leading edge technologies.

Us: Offering killer benefits, fun in-office perks, projects to challenge your wit and skill, and looking for the perfect match to grow our Yelp Engineering family.

Sound like your dream job? Check out our current openings in Palo Alto, and frequent yelp.com/careers for all Engineering job openings at Yelp.