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Web Engineer

Have fun in reading 9GAG? How about working in 9GAG!


What we do

9GAG is all about fun. It’s a place that gives people the power to make the world happier.

We are ranked #1 in entertainment & gaming on social media globally, #1 in cross-platform video creation in the US, and the #6 most followed brand on Instagram in the world. We have 90 million social followers and distribute 2.2 billion social video views a month.

9GAG is backed by Freestyle Capital, True Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, Y Combinator and a group of great angel investors in the United States.

Why we do

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9GAG was founded in 2008 with one mission: make the world happier. Today, 9GAG is the global cross-platform entertainment network with 150 million audience around the world.

How we do

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9GAG values H2O: Hustle to go all-in to achieve the goal at hand, Humble to embrace the better ideas of others, Open to welcome differences and possibilities. We believe a great workplace combines great colleagues and hard problems.


As a Web Engineer at 9GAG you will help deliver the best web user interaction experience and support internal services admin tools for site operations. You will work side-by-side with product managers and designers. You should be proficient in both backend and frontend programming. You should appreciate the details that make a user experience memorable, and demonstrate enthusiasm for new technologies.

You will have the opportunity to tackle the technical challenges of truly big scale products. The successful candidates must consistently deliver high quality applications, understand the Internet trend, have good communications skills and problem-solving skills. You would enjoy the excitement working in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Building 9GAG’s web infrastructure is an enormous challenge. You’ll have to balance the need to move fast today while continuing to build for tomorrow. You understand the trade-offs between different open source technologies and aren’t afraid to build it yourself if needed.

-Build highly scalable and available web sites, APIs and internal tools.
-Design robust code structure to allow fast iteration of minimum viable products.
-Improve frontend and backend performance, carry out A/B testing and help growing widely used products and services.
-Enthusiastic with new technologies and enhance user experience through detail evaluation and implementation.

-Live our values - H2O: Hustle to go all-in to achieve the goal, work hard and work smart; Humble to embrace the better ideas of others; Open to welcome differences and possibilities.
-Expertise in at least one modern programming language (PHP7, Python, Node.js, Golang, Ruby etc.).
-Expertise in ES6, Webpack and at least one modern JS framework (Vue.js, React.js etc.).
-Advanced in RDBMS, NoSQL (Cassandra), Message Queue, Caching (Memcached, Redis) and Cloud Computing (AWS, Google Cloud).
-Knowledge in modern MVC/MVVM framework and API design is a must.
-Must be able to work independently.
-You can teach us something new! We love to hire people who are way more knowledgeable than us in some area and can be good teachers and mentors.
-No haters.

-Contributions to open source projects.
-Active user of 9GAG.
-Experience with Laravel PHP Framework and Vue.js.

Basic info
Looking for Web Engineer
Job type Full-time
Company info
Founder Ray Chan, Chris Chan, Brian Yu, Derek Chan & Marco Fung
Founded on July, 2008
Industries IT (Internet/Mobile) / Media / Publishing / Entertainment

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