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Tumblr is looking for a software engineer to head up development of our external APIs, and act as liaison to the development community at large. For this role, we’re targeting the most elusive combination of skills: the social programmer. If your ideal day consists of equal parts blogging, coding, and preparing for your next speaking event, let’s chat.

What You’ll Do:

  • Architect and implement our public facing API
  • Act as main point of contact for consumers of the API
  • Develop relationships with key consumers of the API
  • Represent Tumblr Engineering at developer conferences, hackathons, etc
  • Write code samples, articles, best practices and tutorials

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong technical chops, up and down the stack
  • Solid intuition on what makes good RESTful services
  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Curiosity, and a willingness to learn and talk about emerging technologies
  • Experience with Tumblr APIs

Tools We Like:

  • HTML5/JS/CSS 3
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Java/Scala
  • Memcached
  • Redis

Founded by David Karp in New York City in 2007, Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to effortlessly share anything. Tumblr now hosts over 70 million blogs with over 34 billion posts to date. Our pageview to engineer ratio is 0.5 billion PV per month to 1 engineer. This means every line of code every developer writes has a huge impact. We are focused on building tools and technologies that will advance the state of the art in dealing with massively scaled websites as we quickly grow past 50,000 requests and 1,400 posts per second. We are also excited to deliver a range of new products that will enable users to share their own creative content, discover content, and connect to one another in new ways.

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API Engineer at Tumblr




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New York City, NY, US




Dec 21, 2012