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work code with us..
We have a number of job opportunities open from graduate to senior level positions.
Ask yourself the following questions?
- Do you want to code for the busiest websites in Ireland?
- Ask the person beside you if they've used boards.ie, thejournal.ie, daft.ie, adverts.ie or boardsdeals.ie?
- Would you like to work with the latest set of technologies in Ireland's fastest growing technology company?
- Are you a believer in big ideas and looking to work at a company that can really make a difference?
- Does it excite you that your code is used by 100,000's of people within seconds of being deployed?
- Want to work in a modern office in the centre of Dublin using the best of tools?
- Do you find yourself playing with web APIs and building web apps in your spare time?
- Do you like developing to screen sizes of 480x320, want to build iOS apps or Android apps?
We have a very high standard on our engineering team and are looking for smart, passionate developers. The role is an extremely rewarding one for the right candidate!
So who are we?
The Distilled Media Group is Ireland's largest indigenous online publisher, delivering over 4 million unique users and 250 million page impressions per month.
We operate some of Ireland's most popular internet brands including Daft.ie, Ireland's largest property website, Boards.ie, Ireland's largest online community and Adverts.ie a local classifieds marketplace for new and used items. The latest addition to the group is TheJournal.ie, an online news publication where we invite our users to read, share and shape the daily news agenda.
We were recognised as the fastest growing technology and media company in Ireland at the 2009 Deloitte Fast 50 Awards, and also ranked as the 8th in the Fast 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa.
A number of our developers regularly attend Pub Standards Dublin, if you've been then you may have already talked to one of us!
What do we do?
A common question that we often receive is what type of projects would I be working on? So, here's a sample of some of the projects that are currently ongoing at Distilled Media:
The brand new version of Adverts, launched 4 months ago, runs entirely on the Amazons EC2 platform. Multiple PHP/Nginx webnodes in autoscale mode sitting in front of an array of MySQL & Solr data servers. We are making heavy use of Solr’s excellent built-in faceted search to speed up the site and improve usability. The touch version is fully optimised for all touchscreen phones. In addition to that, native apps for both android and iphone are about to be released.
Boards recently launched a new search system. It's based on a sharded Solr installation running on EC2 and new data is streamed into it via SNS and SQS. To support search we've implemented a basic API for Boards.ie. We are in the process of expanding this API to support work on mobile applications for Boards and for future development of the site.
Boards recently developed and launched a group buying website for its members, boardsdeals.ie. The site is running out in the Amazon EC2 cloud. The system basically works by offering deals at a large discount. Once the minimum number of deals has been purchased the deal is activated. PDF vouchers are automatically generated using FPDF and are mailed out once the timer has run out.
The past 12 months have seen a meteoric rise in the number of mobile devices being used to access Daft. In order to offer the best user experience possible on these devices, Daft is now accessible via a smartphone-optimised interface as well as dedicated apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. These apps have all been developed in house and are powered exclusively by the Daft API. As the number of mobile devices in the Irish market continues to grow, this is an area on which we'll be continuing to focus in the coming months.
Daft are also in the process of moving our internal statistics system from MySQL over to MongoDB. The system allows advertisers to view detailed reports on the activity of their property. MongoDB is fantastic for logging this type of data due to it’s fast insert and update speeds.
The whole NoSQL movement is a very exciting and fast moving space at the moment, and as we move on it’s going to feature in more and more of our projects.
Since entering public beta last year, TheJournal.ie has established itself as one of Ireland's most popular sources of news online.
This is another of our sites which is run exclusively on the EC2 platform. In addition to releasing a series of popular iPhone, iPad and Android apps, TheJournal has also pioneered some innovations in Irish news coverage. During the recent Irish General Election, the Twitter Tracker tool was one of the most popular elements of the site, allowing analysis of both the popularity of and sentiment towards Irish political leaders running for election.
Well, if you've read all the way down to here... please send me a cover note & CV to email@example.com!
We also run a Software Engineer Internship program for Computer Science/Engineering students.