How-To Geek has grown a ton in the last few years—we brought on a great new Editor-in-Chief, hired a bunch of new writers, and we’ve branched out into new areas. So why am I still doing the programming?
Before starting this site, I had spent most of my career working as a programmer, so it only made sense at the beginning to just do all the code myself. But as we have grown over the years, it has been more difficult to keep up.
Now that we are one of the top 500 websites in the US (and top 1000 in the world), the time has finally come to hand off the development to somebody more talented and passionate about writing great code.
What We’re Looking For
We’re looking for a motivated, self-starting, experienced programmer that also has experience managing Linux web servers in a high-traffic environment.
What that means in non-buzzword lingo is that we’ve got a lot of traffic and I don’t have the time or desire to micro-manage you. You’ll need to get things done without me having to bug you all the time—and the servers need to always stay running and secure, so this shouldn’t be your first rodeo.
We’re using WordPress/PHP and a lot of other technology to run this site, but the ideal candidate will have experience outside of just WordPress since we need to build a lot of new technology.
Since we are an internet company without an office, you’ll be expected to work from home in your pajamas. Note: we are only accepting US-based candidates at this time.
This is a full-time job with health insurance, 401k, and lots of vacation time.
How to Apply
To make things simple, we’re using Stack Overflow Jobs to handle the application process, so you can head over there to see the details of the job and apply.
Be sure to read everything carefully to decide if it’s the job for you.