Engineering

Challenging

We solve interesting problems that span cutting-edge JavaScript, iOS, data mining, search, ranking, optimization, graphics and scalability.

Craftsmanship

We take pride in creating exceptional products, elegant architecture and clean, simple code.

Scale

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.

Efficiency

We believe in building tools and systems, gathering stats and monitoring. We automate everything so that we can spend time on more interesting projects.

Ownership

We give engineers a lot of latitude because we trust in their ability to make an impact.

Tools

MySQL, memcached, nginx, Solr, RabbitMQ, Hive, AWS (EC2, Route53, S3), Splunk.

Engineering Blog

Polyvore’s Summer 2015 Hackathon: An Inside Look at Polyvore’s Hack Culture

By Dan Cox, Head of Engineering at Polyvore Twice a year, we have week-long hackathons at Polyvore, with a few single-day, mini-hackathons thrown in. Why so many? We have a terrific team, and we want to give them the opportunity to direct the future of Polyvore. Recently, we completed our summer hackathon, and it rocked! Coming out of that experience, I wanted to share a few tips on how to build an awesome hack culture.

Meet the Engineers Behind Polyvore: Lisa Liang

Get to know the Polyvore engineering team! Here, Lisa talks about the values of our engineering team and how we’re using our data to understand personal style. What do you do every day?I work on the Consumer Services team, which builds scalable, flexible and efficient backend systems for our web, iOS, Android and client teams. How does Polyvore’s scale affect your daily work?