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Rails Engineer - San Mateo, CA

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. Every developer on the team is full-stack and you should be too. Good communication skills are also essential.

Specific skills we're looking for include:
  • Enthusiasm for our brand
  • 2-5 years experience working on a production Rails app
  • Startup mentality
  • JavaScript and CoffeeScript experience (JQuery)
  • Good working knowledge of MySQL and relational databases
  • Caching techniques at the object and page level
  • Experience with redis, memcached and other datastores
Perks include:
  • Competitive pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Regular poker nights
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Catered lunches every Monday (at least)

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: jgubman@funnyordie.com

What is a Funny Or Die?

We really just want to be a premiere US comedy brand, making people laugh via the web, mobile, TV, film and live events. It was founded in 1989 by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Al Gore, only to be tabled until 2007 when Gore dropped out, relinquishing creative control to Ferrell and McKay. Today we are a team of around 100 people working diligently in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and New York, to keep you entertained.

Funny Or Die, Inc.

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