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Senior Ruby Engineer

San Mateo , CA , United Sates


Fanhattan is a service that inspires you to discover all the world's entertainment. Launched at All Things Digital in June 2011, Fanhattan brings a new approach to entertainment discovery by helping you browse movies and TV shows with a simple and elegant user  experience – in the living room, on the web, and on the go. The service encourages exploration by combining movies and TV shows with an expansive world of related content, visual assets, and information pulled from the web that bring entertainment to life. Finally, Fanhattan gives you the most comprehensive set of options on where to find the entertainment you want across the top digital media providers - Netix, Hulu Plus, iTunes, ABC...

The Fanhattan iOS app is now live in the App Store. Expect more platforms soon, and join us now to play a pivotal role as we evolve and grow the Fanhattan service.

For more information, check out our website at http://fanhattan.com.

About the Position

We are looking for a strong self-driven senior programmer with great Ruby and Architecture knowledge. We're currently running Sinatra on MongoDB and Rails, but are looking for someone with enough experience to adapt to new technologies as needed.

Desired Skills

  • Ruby & Rails skils
  • Proficient in MongoDB and/or MySQL
  • Other datastores (Redis, Memcached, etc.)
  • Caching techniques
  • Distributed environments
  • SQL and NoSQL DB design skills
  • Testing (TDD & BDD knowledge is a plus)
  • Start-up mentality
  • Autonomous, but a good team player

Desired Interests

  • API Design, client-Server communication experience
  • Go, Scala, Node,js & concurrency
  • Solr, Redis & Search Optimization
  • In memory caching and indexing
  • Fault-tolerant service architecture
  • Multi-data center and distributed data


  • Efficiently write clean and tested code
  • Write code that is going to be deployed daily
  • Drive the technical directions of the team 
  • Make rapid decisions about difficult trade-offs
  • Be cool, as much as humanly possible


  • Generous Medical, Dental & Visual coverage
  • Awesome team, great company energy
  • Gym membership (Equinox)
  • Caltrain subscription
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Apple Hardware
  • Stock options
  • ...

If digital entertainment is your passion, Fanhattan is for you: an obsession for user experience, disruptive technology, high-profile investors, and an experienced team of designers, engineers, and executives from both the technology and entertainment industries.


Fanhattan is headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan, in downtown San Mateo, less than 30 minutes from San Francisco.