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Benjamin Goering

21. Open. Situationist. Hacktivist. Product Manager @Livefyre. ♥ reading, philosophy, rationalism, open web, math, AI, sports, and beer. Kansan gone Cali.

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Novel approaches to difficult problems at large scale. We have to work fast, but that can't mean being sloppy or undisciplined. We value great code and developer-led problem-solving.


I'm motivated each and every day by the tremendous skill, drive, and passion of the people that I work with at Livefyre


Our challenge

Architecting/coding for scale and and ultimate efficiency. Being disciplined about how we develop.

Your impact

We are small enough that every developer has the opportunity to see massive customer usage and impact from the products/features they develop every sprint.

  1. Full-team weekend trips to Tahoe, bowling nights in the Mission, and beer in the office make us code amazingly well.

  2. $75/mo to spend on any healthy activity. Rock climbing, gym membership, martial arts, underwater basket weaving, etc.

  3. With 450 enterprise customers and some of the biggest names in publishing using Livefyre, you can see your code in action on properties like The Daily Beast, Universal Music Group, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Bravo, CBS, Dow Jones, Showtime, NatGeo, and more.


Loose Scrum

We've taken Scrum and tools like JIRA and Greenhopper and put together our own version of Agile Dev. Outcome-focused work with massive collaboration and team ownership.

Photos from the office

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Our stack and technology

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Node
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Elasticsearch

Why work for Livefyre?

  1. Non-stop innovation

    The ability to innovate and keep ahead of our competition drives each and every one of us every. single. day.

  2. Massive scale

    Our daily reach today - in a 24 hour period - is more than our monthly reach 18 months ago. We get to architect for scale, and the end is nowhere in sight.

  3. Growth through collaboration

    There are no assholes here. There is no "me" mentality. We are a team. We code together, eat (ok, drink) together, think together, and celebrate wins together.

Interviewing at Livefyre

  1. 1
    Code test. This will be in the (relevant) language of your choosing to determine aptitude and creativity.
  2. 2
    Technical phone screen.
  3. 3
    1/2 day on site interview with 4-5 people including Engineering Managers, the Chief Architect, and CTO. There will be a combination of algorithmic and creative problem solving, as well as the opportunity to ask any question you can think of.
  4. 4
    Offer time. We make quick decisions, and you'll know within 24 hours whether or not we are moving forward.

San Francisco

23 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

1/2 block from Montgomery BART. Across the street from 38 Geary stop (SFMTA). Bike friendly. Dog friendly. Public roof deck.

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