Backend / Fullstack Software Engineer

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Ranker is growing! Located in the Mid-Wilshire district in Los Angeles, CA, we are the #1 online destination for opinion-based, crowdsource rankings of everything. As part of our growth, we're currently looking for talented, experienced, and entrepreneurial-minded engineers looking to build high performance, highly-scalable web applications for our high traffic site.
As our Software Engineer, you will be working with our backend / fullstack team to help build and maintain our yield optimization platform, workflow tools around creating and managing facebook ads as well as internal tools that support our editorial and adops teams.
What we're looking for:
  • At least 2+ years of commercial software engineering experience
  • 2+ years PHP development (with some HTML & CSS)
  • 1+ years working with Laravel
  • 1+ years working with Vue
  • Solid knowledge of design patterns
  • Advanced level proficiency of the LAMP Stack (PHP/MySql/Apache/Linux)
  • BS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
Bonus points if you have:
  • Experience working with 3rd party APIs specifically Facebook & DFP for reporting
  • Experience developing complex internal tools for business processes
  • Work experience working for an Internet startup, particularly in SEO-driven, ad-driven industries (ie online content, ad tech, social media, etc)
What's in it for you:
  • Be part of fast-growing, mid-stage startup with incredible growth opportunities
  • Very competitive compensation including very competitive salary, meaningful equity, and benefits
  • Speaking of benefits, we offer fully-paid medical, plus heavily subsidized voluntary dental and vision plans.
  • 10 Paid holidays, plus additional days of paid time off per year
  • Very casual workplace (ie t-shirts and shorts are totally fine) with a fully stocked kitchen including free snacks, soda, Perrier, Mexican Coca Cola; we also do catered lunches and breakfast weekly, and free massages every other week.
  • Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway

About Ranker/Watchworthy:
Ranker, a Quantcast Top 50 site in the US, attracts more than 20 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Launched in 2020 and powered by Ranker Insights, Watchworthy is the only statistically relevant, crowd-sourced TV recommendation app available to consumers. Ranker made #187 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 featuring the fastest growing companies in North America and Built In LA’s Top 50 Mid-Sized Companies To Work For in 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Ranker also has offices in Chicago and NYC.
Ranker will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • VueLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on site optimization one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone in the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 10 and 10 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
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