A well-versed engineer and perfectionist with strong technical instincts, ready to take ownership of entire features in our internal systems and application codebase.  

What You'll Do:

Write robust, pragmatic code, mostly in PHP

Collaborate with a talented team of designers and fellow engineers

Experiment with, quantify, and deploy automation and new systems to improve Tumblr code quality and developer sanity

Seamlessly maintain and expand Tumblr's inter-team development systems

Work with the latest open-source projects and next-gen architectures to produce high scale products


What We’re Looking For:

Experience with sites that rely on architecture beyond the basic LAMP stack

A deep understanding of Tumblr’s features

Experience with end-to-end product testing

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

Varnish, Redis, Memcached

Asynchronous requests and queues (frontend and backend)


git and GitHub

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