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:

  • PHP5
  • 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
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