The Tumblr staff has grown from two people to ten since we started, but this is the first major expansion of the core engineering duties. Both positions will have significant decision-making power and creative input in their respective areas, and you’ll be working on challenging, interesting problems as Tumblr grows and scales.
You’ll get to work in a nice office in New York City on a Mac Pro with giant monitors on something you actually care about that’s used by well over a million people.
Your resumé won’t go through any HR acronym filters looking for impossible criteria, and I promise not to ask any brain teasers or combinatorics questions during the interview. We want to hire the best people even if you don’t have 20 years of PHP experience, haven’t spent 15 years administering CentOS, didn’t get a great GPA in college (I don’t even know mine, but it wasn’t good), and aren’t interested in how to relocate a volcano using every gas station in Los Angeles. I don’t even know what J2EE is.
Simply, we want to find and work with people who are awesome at what they do.