Life at Yahoo

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Yahoo! In the News: Yahoo! India Introduces Movieplex

Posted: 7th of June, 2013

See what they're saying about Yahoo India in The Hindu

Yahoo! India on Tuesday launched Movieplex (, a video destination allowing users to enjoy licensed full-length movies for free through Internet on demand. Yahoo India will collaborate with leading movie production houses to bring thousands of local ‘Bollywood' movies online to users for a piracy-free, quality entertainment experience.

Online video

According to Yahoo India Managing Director Arun Tadanki said: “Over three crore Internet users consume 170-crore videos every month across India. With the increasing demand for online video, both consumers and content providers are looking for a trusted destination where quality content can be consumed in a piracy-free environment at their leisure. Movieplex is an example of how Yahoo connects people to what matters to them the most and Indian movie lovers now have the best full-length movies available to them at their convenience.”

Movieplex has been designed for sharing on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter making it easy for users to recommend their favourite movies to others.

According to a ComScore report released in March 2011, the Indian audience is currently spending over 910-crore minutes watching online videos each month with entertainment as the leading category in online video content consumption ahead of news and sports content.

Yahoo! Big Thinkers India Series

Posted: 7th of June, 2013

The Yahoo! Big Thinkers India Series is a well-established quarterly lecture series on topics ranging from science, technology and the Internet.

Conceived in 2007, this lecture series is a unique knowledge sharing platform created by Yahoo for academia, scientists, technologists, media and the corporate world. The speakers are globally acclaimed subject matter experts from the Yahoo Research team. They bring with them the expertise and global perspective of the constantly changing world of technology, online products and communities and the Internet space in general.

The speakers focus on data driven analysis, high quality research, algorithms and economic models. We welcome you to leverage this opportunity to interact with some of the biggest brains in today’s world.

Big Job Alert: Senior Architect for Yahoo! Small Business

Posted: 22nd of August, 2011
YOUR next big opportunity.

Bring your ideas, your passion and your creativity to life — and have fun doing it. At Yahoo!, your work will reach over half a billion people around the world. There’s no small task and no small opportunity. We’re looking for big thinkers who embody the innovative, collaborative, fun spirit that’s uniquely Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you. Welcome to Yahoo!.

As a senior technical leader and architect in the team, you will need to execute on the following essential job functions:
• Design highly reliable, scalable, extensible, maintainable, and operable systems
• Work closely with senior management as well as development teams to innovate and define the next generation services
• Recommend technology and standards for implementing products
• Solve challenges with internet system design, large-volume system architecture, efficient program design and security
• Work closely with development teams to develop design patterns and to improve product quality, performance, and reliability
• Work closely with executives to align products and systems with the organizations that specify, develop, test, and deploy them
• Evangelize technology vision and strategy with senior management, other groups within the company, and outside Yahoo
• We value architects who do enough hands-on implementation work to keep current with technology trends inside and outside the company

Education and Years of Experience Needed
• BS/MS in CS or equivalent is required. Ph.D. is desirable
• 12+ years of experience working with distributed systems
• 3+ years as an architect for a significantly complex product/service

Position Requirements
• Demonstrated talent and passion for architecting concepts into reality
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for large, high caliber teams
• Expertise in Internet systems design and implementation (both textbook and war stories)
• In-depth understanding of one or more of the following internet system design, transactional / e-commerce systems, caching strategies and distributed system architecture
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Technical Skills Needed
• Experience with object-oriented technologies, including UML and a range of design patterns
• Experience with object oriented design and coding with some combination of C++, Java, Perl, PHP
• Experience with Web Technologies (Apache, AJAX, HTML, JavaScript, HTTP, SOAP, XML)
• Understanding of large-scale data processing technologies and transactional systems (SQL, Map/Reduce)

Some travel may be required.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit

Working at Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore

Posted: 7th of June, 2013

Launched in March 2008, Yahoo Labs Bangalore is the youngest lab in the family of Yahoo Labs world-wide. Our mission is to bring world-class science and innovative technology to Yahoo!’s next generation of Internet products and services.

A large and growing percentage of the world population now has access to the Internet. The Internet and the Web are becoming an integral part of our lives – for getting news, communicating via email, researching products, buying books, planning vacations, etc. In addition, the Internet today allows individual users to create unprecedented amounts of content (blogs, photos, videos), and be part of online communities that enable social and professional interactions. These changes are creating new technical challenges for Web search and monetization.

In Yahoo Labs Bangalore, we are tackling the above challenges by focusing on the basic and applied sciences underlying the key areas of Search and Advertising. We are developing algorithms for Web page clustering, classification and ranking, automated information extraction from Web pages, and image and video search. We are also devising techniques for matching ads to search keywords and Web pages, estimating probability of ad clicks, and automated screening of ads based on quality.

Our solutions to the above problems draw from disparate disciplines like information retrieval, machine learning, statistics, pattern matching, data mining, algorithms, databases, micro-economics, computer vision, etc. And of course, everything we build operates at true Yahoo scale: 600 million users per month, 4 billion clicks per day, 25 terabytes of data collected every day, 20 billion Web documents, and 4 billion images!

Learn about Careers in User Experience Design

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

Design for incredible impact

Staying on top of what the user really wants, the User Experience Design (UED) Team in Bangalore delivers some of the most successful products for Yahoo!’s users.

The team, which includes Product Designers, Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, Web Accessibility Specialists, Content Strategists and Prototypers, designs not only for India and the emerging markets, but also for global products – which makes for lots of exciting opportunities.

From Cricket to Jagran, Mail to advertising platforms and ad experiences, UED anticipates the users’ needs to design wow experiences for them.

With so many creative minds at work, it’s little wonder that this team prides itself on its ideas. Ideas that make Yahoo!’s products engaging, accessible and cool.

If you're up for the challenge, get ready to:

• Create and improve the designs of our products
• Conduct direct customer research including usability and field studies
• Work with engineering and product management teams to prototype and build your product designs
• Launch your designs - and then analyze and track their performance in real time

Learn More about Careers in Marketing

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

Your work will be seen by over half a billion people.

When you're working on product branding and ad strategy for one of the most recognized brands in the world, every day is exciting. More so in our corner of the globe, where the user base is growing rapidly. In numbers, Yahoo reaches 7 out of every 10 Internet users in India.

This adds up to an incredible opportunity to make an impact on one of the fastest-growing Internet markets in the world today.

Marketing here means:

• Leading company and product branding
• Developing marketing campaigns to increase market share
• Launching new products and services
• Creating and implementing winning GTM strategy and plans
• Managing agencies, and other creative services
• Up-selling, cross-selling and acquiring new users
• Directing high-impact cross-functional projects

Learn about Careers in Global Business Solutions (GBS)

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

Amplifying the Yodel

Global Business Solutions (GBS) is the go-to group for every other group at Yahoo!

This customer-centric support team assists business units across the Yahoo!verse in their marketing, sales and service processes globally – aligning our activities to our customers’ needs.

Under the GBS hood:

• It’s a one-stop shop for partners looking to leverage offshoring
• The in-house consultant for enterprise sourcing requirements
• A thought leader in sourcing

GBS teams work with internal customers across the technology and product groups, helping with human judgments and decision making, to make tools and applications more efficient.

And they do this in their trademark style. This is the only group at Y! India R&D which has a team dedicated to infusing fun into the workplace – making every day here a blast!

We Have Careers in Product Management

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

Can you build products that users love?

And exceed their expectations? If you can crack these questions, you’ll be right at home at Yahoo!. At Y! India R&D, you’ll have a wide canvas to build compelling products both for a global user base and for the emerging markets, where the next surge in user growth will come from.

Our Product Managers - along with experienced User Experience Design (UED) and world-class Engineering teams - develop and roll out some of the most advanced, large-scale, successful Internet technology products on the planet. Y! Mail (~ 300MM users) and Y! Cricket, India’s No. 1 cricket site (second only to a stadium when it comes to live cricketing action) are just two examples of the wide variety of products we build.

As a product manager, you’ll bring ideas from some of the greatest minds in the business together – from engineering, design, research, marketing, editorial – serving as the hub, as you conceive, design, build, launch, measure and improve our products.

Learn about our Non-Tech Careers

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

The world’s your stage

Whether you're a creative thinker, design guru, intuitive product manager or marketing whiz, Yahoo is a great place to launch and grow your career.

To begin with, this is the right place and the right time. Y! India R&D is Yahoo’s second-largest global R&D operation and the teams at this innovation hub work in high-impact areas.

Our User Experience Design group creates wow experiences not only for India and the emerging markets, but also for global products. As a product manager, you’ll have a wide canvas to build compelling products not just for the market you live in, but also for Y!’s global user base.

If Marketing is your niche, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on one fastest-growing Internet markets in the world today.

All this while you work alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, on projects that will impact how half a billion people use the Web. The opportunities to evolve your interests and grow your career are huge.

The perks abound when you're Purple. We are a work-hard, play-hard culture, with free coffee and chai counters, a full gym, game rooms and more. On top of all that, we offer:

Competitive compensation
·    Stock options
·    Relocation
·    Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
·    Training and Development

Learn about our Tech Careers

Posted: 19th of August, 2011

Shape the future of the Web at Y! India R&D

Teams at this innovation hub are pushing the technology envelope, to bring the future a little closer.
This is where you’ll get to work with some of the biggest names in the industry and on some of the biggest tech challenges in the world, to design the next phase of the Web.

• Science-proof our products and work on the future of search at Y! Labs
• Be at the center of big data and cloud computing
• Support the infrastructure needed to scale
• Develop products for markets that will fuel the growth of Yahoo
• Build scalable platforms that enable rapid innovation
• Craft seamless experiences that cut the social clutter and help users connect
• Create innovative solutions for Yahoo!’s advertisers

Our History

Posted: 7th of June, 2013
From campus trailer to global trailblazer

The two founders of Yahoo!, David Filo and Jerry Yang, were Ph.D. candidates in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University when they began building their guide to the web in February 1994 as a way to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet. Before long, they were spending more time on their home-brewed lists of favorite links than on their doctoral dissertations. Eventually Jerry and David's lists became too long and unwieldy, so they broke them out into categories. When the categories became too full, they developed subcategories and the core concept behind Yahoo was born. 

Jerry and David soon found that they weren't alone in wanting a single place to find useful websites. Soon hundreds of people were accessing their guide from well beyond their Stanford trailer. Word spread from friends to what quickly became a significant, loyal audience throughout the closely knit Internet community. Yahoo celebrated its first million-hit day in the fall of 1994, translating to almost 100,000 unique visitors.

What's in a name, anyway?

The site started out as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web," but received a new moniker with the help of a dictionary. The name Yahoo is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," but Jerry and David insist they selected it because they liked the general definition of a yahoo: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth."