Core Platform Engineer

Engineering - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Our mission is to let people discover and share content in beautiful and simple ways. 

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

Core Platform Engineer

Flipboard, a social magazine service, has millions of daily readers who read tens of millions of articles per day. Every single one of our users, documents and events generates data that we use to monitor, report, and build products. Reliable data collection, at exceptional scale, is central to everything we do at Flipboard.

We are seeking self-motivated core platform engineers who want to scale Flipboard to a billion users.

  • Develop, scale, and own significant components of Flipboard's core platform infrastructure.
  • Work together with our world-class product, design and client teams to design and implement key product features.
  • Develop new services and features and providing ongoing support for those features throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Ensure efficiency, quality, and operability of a large-scale distributed system
  • Contribute to open source software powering our platform
  • minimum of 7 years of programming experience
  • Solid experience developing server software in Java, Clojure, Go, Python, C++ or similar languages
  • Excellent Linux / UNIX knowledge
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn about large scale, data-intensive applications, API and protocol design, and distributed systems.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong communication skills and the desire to have fun building great software!
Why Join Flipboard
  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits
 Benefits & Perks:  
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.