Funny Or Die is a rapidly growing celebrity-anchored video website, with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Judd Apatow as partners.
FunnyOrDie.com launched in April of 2007, and is already one of the most visited comedy sites on the web receiving over 5.5M unique visitors and streaming 20M videos per month. The award winning video "The Landlord," featuring Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is among the top ten most-watched videos on the web, having been viewed over 65 million times since its April 2007 debut. For comedic celebrities, FunnyOrDie.com has quickly become the "place to be seen" on the Web, and for users, FunnyOrDie.com is simply the best place to go online to find the very funniest videos on the web, every day.
Funny Or Die generates revenue through the sale of various forms of advertising that include IAB units, in-video spots, sponsorships, product placements, and custom/integrated promotion.
The company has offices in Hollywood, San Mateo, and New York, has over 50 employees, and has funding from Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, and HBO.
Funny or Die, the Internet's premiere comedy site, is looking for a good Rails engineer to join the team. Our existing engineering team is headquartered in San Mateo and is responsible for the growth and maintenance of our web site and iOS and Android apps. We focus on building sites and apps that are fun, fast and deliver a world-class video viewing experience. The business is stable and profitable, with major investments from Turner Media, HBO and Sequoia Capital. Our website delivers about 60 million pageviews and 20 million uniques a month.
The team is very small and practices Agile development, so you'll be an important decision maker when building out new products. We care more about finding a good engineer who can comfortably fit into our culture than we do about diplomas, but you'll need to have some solid development experience under your belt. Good communication skills are also essential. We stay current with the Rails ecosystem and are starting to think about a major platform upgrade to coincide with Rails 4.0. We'll be rebuilding our site from scratch, so now is the perfect time to join!Specific skills we're looking for include:
To apply, please send a resume, a code sample or (preferably) a link to your Github profile and a link to your favorite video(s) to email@example.com