[sf-perl] [job] Polyvore

Matthew Lanier matt at lanier.org
Mon May 2 12:52:35 PDT 2011

i'm happy where i am, some of you may be interested in this.  if so, 
contact info is below.  this is indeed a perl job.


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Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 14:41:34 -0500
From: John Schmocker <john at rivierapartners.com>
To: Matt Lanier <matt at lanier.org>
Subject: Following Up - Polyvore

Hi Matt,
Thanks for taking the time to speak with me, below is the job description along with a few pitch points about Polyvore.
Founded by engineers
Flat engineering structure (CEO codes)
Over 6 million in funding, and profitable as of late 2009
Growing exponentially, and currently around 8 million uniques a month.
Backend is build out in Perl with cassandra and mysql
Job Description:

About this Job
As the lead for Polyvore's infrastructure and scalability efforts, you'll be responsible for improving our scalability and performance. You will own the architecture, design and implementation of our infrastructure. You'll
troubleshoot scalability and performance issues that may involve hardware, software, applications and network. You will take part in a on-call rotation.

About You
You love building systems that scale. You believe that performance is not only a feature, but one of the most important one for a website. You are metrics-driven and can see the big picture of a system and come up with practical
solutions on an end-to-end basis. You work well in a cross-functional environment and are able to engage in discussions with your peers to gather technical, operational, and business requirements. As a well-rounded software
engineer, you have the following attributes:

  *  Strong customer orientation, both internally and externally
  *  Strategic thinking both technically and business-wise
  *  Personal drive to achieve world-class software development
  *  Desire to work in a fast-paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment
  *  Love of technical challenges and a sense of pride in solving them


  *  BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  *  Substantial experience developing large-scale websites
  *  Expert knowledge of MySQL, Apache, Squid, nginx, memcached
  *  Deep conceptual understanding of scalability, performance, and availability
  *  Authorization to work in the United States

John Schmocker

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