We take pride in creating exceptional products, elegant architecture and clean, simple code.
We operate at scale. We serve a lot of traffic with consistently fast page speeds. We process massive quantities of images and data every day.
We believe in building tools and systems, gathering stats and monitoring. We automate everything so that we can spend time on more interesting projects.
We give engineers a lot of latitude because we trust in their ability to make an impact.
MySQL, memcached, nginx, Solr, RabbitMQ, Hive, AWS (EC2, Route53, S3), Splunk.
Get to know the Polyvore team! As we approach the end of 2014, Andrea talks about how she analyzed Polyvore search queries to get a pulse on the community over the past year. To learn more about Andrea, check out her About Me set here. And to learn more about Polyvore’s end of year search data, check out our blog post here. What do you do every day? I have a fascinating job!
Making Things Kurt Schaefer is our Junkyard Mega-Wars star and a Staff Engineer who works on making our iOS apps amazing. Since working here, Kurt has learned both to code in Objective-C and how to mount an effective foosball defense (so key!). Kurt is an incredibly creative craftsman of the Maker-verse who sews amazing Halloween costumes from scratch, and loves building whimsical projects in his workshop while listening to Ella Fitzgerald.