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NYC PHP Message Board › Tumblr, NYC Seeking PHP Application Engineer

Tumblr, NYC Seeking PHP Application Engineer

Brad M.
user 63054432
New York, NY
Post #: 7
A well-versed engineer and perfectionist with strong technical instincts, ready to take ownership of entire features in our PHP code base.

What You'll Do:

Create and improve existing features that keep our 50 million creators (and growing) doing amazing things with their blogs
Write robust, pragmatic code, mostly in PHP
Work with the latest open-source projects and next-gen architectures to produce high scale web apps
Collaborate with a talented team of designers and fellow engineers

What We’re Looking For:

A desire for deep involvement in product definition. Our engineers are expected to contribute to the direction their products are heading
A passion for defining and building awesome web products and a strong sense for beautiful, pragmatic code
Experience with sites that rely on architecture beyond the basic LAMP stack
A deep understanding of Tumblr’s features
Smarts, humility, and equal willingness to learn and teach
Expert-level knowledge in PHP or in Python, Java, or Ruby with a willingness to bring that experience to the PHP world
Working knowledge of Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, and CSS

Tools We Like:

MySQL taken to its furthest extent
Prototype and jQuery (along with hand-crafted JS)
Varnish, Redis, Memcached
Asynchronous requests and queues (frontend and backend)
git and GitHub


Brad Mattson
Engineering Recruiter
New York, NY 10010

Founded by David Karp in New York City in 2007, Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to effortlessly share anything. Tumblr now hosts over 70 million blogs with over 34 billion posts to date. Our pageview to engineer ratio is 0.5 billion PV per month to 1 engineer. This means every line of code every developer writes has a huge impact. We are focused on building tools and technologies that will advance the state of the art in dealing with massively scaled websites as we quickly grow past 50,000 requests and 1,400 posts per second. We are also excited to deliver a range of new products that will enable users to share their own creative content, discover content, and connect to one another in new ways.
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