Senior Server Engineer Opinionaided
Thumb is a fast-growing, venture-backed, NYC-based mobile service that helps
users get and give opinions in realtime. We?ve built an addicting mobile
application that?s growing rapidly, providing millions of rapid responses per day to
users asking all manner of questions on the go. We?re a ?rst-mover in the
space, have off-the-chart engagement numbers, a very loyal community, and
achieve the quickest results of any service. We are seeking new members of our
core team who have sincere enthusiasm for disrupting the industry with a product
that changes lives, who attack hard problems with top-notch skills, and who are a
strong ?t with our core values that include humility/service, craftsmanship, and
fearlessness. The company has a core team of about 12, many of whom have
worked together for years, and are backed by some great East and West Coast
venture capital ?rms to the tune of more than $5.0M.
We?ve built our systems so far on native mobile platforms for iOS and Android,
and PHP server code with a pinch of Ruby to spice things up. Our backend
systems are awesome, we?re using MongoDB for all our transactional data, and
Vertica DB for business intelligence and data warehousing, with a nice helping of
Redis, Memcached, and Storm.
What have you done?
? Described yourself at various times as an engineer, a programmer, a system
administrator, a database guru, a tester, and at select times, an elite technical
god trapped in mortal ?esh
? Been living and breathing web development for 5+ years using modern tools,
MVC frameworks, NoSQL databases, Cloud deployments, and all the gooey
goodness of the open source web stack.
? Acquired a deep base of understanding of the theory of computer science and
software engineering through a Bachelor?s degree or general Matrix-like
?Proven strong pragmatic, and highly hands-on technical development skills in PHP and/or on Rails while maintaning a technology agnostic mentality crucial to picking the best solutin every time.
?Spent lots of time in data systems, big and small, understanding the implications of data design. Experience with scaling and sharding big data, and MongoDB a plus
?Shown a keen intellect innovative problem solving skills, and the ability to self direct towards clean elegant results.
?Gained an attuned aesthetic sensibility and an overriding appreciation for exceptional user experience as the ultimate goal of all design and development efforts
Who are you going to be?
? A craftsman in your trade. You believe that if something is worth doing at all,
it?s worth doing fully, elegantly, creatively. And you know the difference
between problems ?solved? and problems ?solved right?
? Practiced, talented, and growing. You?re very good at what you do, and you
demand that you?re better at it today than you were yesterday, and not nearly
as good as you?ll be tomorrow.
? A fearless innovator. Driven by optimism, you don?t settle for compromises.
You fail gracefully and drive forward stronger, smarter, and more determined.
? A joy to work with. Through humility, service to your customers, respect for
your colleagues, a good sense of humor, and old-fashioned hard work, you
bring delight and excitement to bear every day on the challenges of a startup.
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