SB Nation: Badass Developer

Posted by | April 6, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Washington, DC


SB Nation is a media company driven by talent, technology, and design. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for an audience of over 22 million passionate people around the world. 
After four years of steady growth, we’re a well-funded company, supported by the same folks who invested in Facebook and Etsy, with business expertise and a successful business model to go with our editorial and technology foundation.
We got our start innovating in sports media, as the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. Now we’re making an exciting move into consumer technology news, led by former Engadget editors Josh Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and friends. Read more about that here:
Come join us to help reinvent media.
We’re seeking an outstanding developer. You’re a smart, friendly, pragmatic problem-solver who’s passionate about making excellent products that are used by millions of people. Additionally, you:
* Are a self-starter who can take a challenging task and run with it
* Care deeply about the quality of your work
* Communicate well
* Have a solid grounding in object-oriented programming and fundamental computer science concepts such as concurrency, complexity theory, and algorithms & data structures
Ideally, you also have:
* Experience building high-traffic web applications, writing complex and efficient SQL queries, profiling and optimizing code, and devising and implementing caching strategies
* Built and deployed into production a non-trivial Ruby on Rails application
* Worked on small development teams and with remote team members
* Experience building JavaScript-driven interfaces using the Prototype or jQuery frameworks
* Experience using a variety of programming languages and frameworks
Other bonuses:
* Experience administering MySQL servers (configuration, tuning, etc.)
* Experience administering web or application servers
We encourage candidates of all experience levels to apply. If the above doesn’t describe you, tell us why you would be great at SB Nation anyway.
About working at SB Nation: This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits based in Washington, DC (though we’ll consider outstanding remote candidates). We work in a converted townhouse in Dupont Circle, a historic neighborhood full of interesting architecture and great coffee shops and restaurants. You’ll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that’s challenging and fun.

To apply: Please apply via our website:

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