The API team is responsible for building and maintaining all aspects of the Unsplash backend, including: all user facing features, search infrastructure, caching, database performance, experimentation framework, and contributor statistics. More here.
Ruby on Rails API handling 10B+ requests per month, powering 10,000+ products including unsplash.com, Medium, Buzzfeed, Squarespace, Facebook, Google, Wix, & more: https://unsplash.com/developers
Current team of 4 Ruby engineers, 2 web engineers, 1 mobile engineer, & 1 data engineer, shipping features to 25M monthly active users, 70M+ monthly API users.
What you’ll will be working on
Make key decisions on architecture, infrastructure, patterns, etc. for new systems and iterations of current systems
Support and design the technical implementation of the visual search engine, recommendations, and related content algorithms
Support scaling of API platform to 100B+ requests per month
2+ years experience working with a large Ruby on Rails codebase
2+ years experience working on a high-traffic Ruby on Rails site
Nice to haves
Experience working with search systems and Elasticsearch