Work with YUI 3 on the Yahoo! Search Engineering Team

By Julien LecomteApril 5, 2010

About the Author: Julien Lecomte is a Yahoo! Search frontend engineer and the author of YUI Compressor and YUI Browser History Manager. Julien writes and speaks about issues of web application performance.

Next generation search engines are not just about serving plain search results anymore. At Yahoo!, we are striving to provide the most compelling search experience for a given query by taking into account many dynamic parameters including user intent, geolocation and user-agent capabilities. We are also a technology provider, developing the engine behind many Yahoo! services.

In order to achieve these lofty goals, the Yahoo! Search team is now hiring superstar client- and server-side engineers. If you have a passion for solving difficult problems and enjoy writing beautiful code that's well documented and maintainable, you're well on your way to joining our team. On the client, we make extensive use of the YUI library (both YUI 2 and YUI 3) and often contribute features to it.

Yahoo! Search handles millions of queries every single day, and caters to over 500 million individual users worldwide in more than 40 international markets. These mind boggling numbers make Yahoo! Search engineering one of the best opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people located in all corners of the world. If this sounds like fun to you, check out this sample job post at You can also email your resume directly to me: julien [dot] lecomte [at] yahoo [dot] com (principals only; no recruiters, please!).