Storify helps its users tell stories by curating social media.

We launched our private beta as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2010, and won the Startup Accelerator at South by Southwest in 2011. Our public beta went live in late April 2011.

We're based in San Francisco in a newly remodeled loft office in the heart of the city.


Why work at Storify?

Storify is a platform that allows people to tell stories using elements from the social web. Our users include many of the largest publishers around the world, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more. We're a small company looking for engineers who wants to make a big impact.

We're looking for experienced engineers who want to build a product instead of just working on technology, team players who wants to contribute to the vision and direction of Storify. We believe in working sustainably and pragmatically, with professional hours and realistic expectations. There is no room for egos on this team, brogrammers need not apply.

Front-End Engineer


We are looking for a Front-End Engineer who is very comfortable with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You can work alone but are not afraid to work very closely with UX/UI designers and back-end engineers. Jeffrey Zeldman, Eric Meyer, Ethan Marcotte, Paul Irish and Douglas Crockford are familiar names. :-)

You'll translate product and design ideas into semantic, well-structured presentation code that is elegant, beautiful, and takes full advantage of desktop and mobile browsers.


  • Experience at a fast-paced startup
  • Strong HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Strong JavaScript and jQuery knowledge
  • Familiar with a CSS preprocessor like LESS, Sass or Stylus
  • Aware of mobile constraints and familiar with responsive web design techniques
  • Good knowledge of git
  • Comfortable with the command line
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop (basically to resize and optimize images)
  • Experience with Backbone.js, Node.js, Express and MongoDB a plus
  • Design sensibility and UX knowledge a plus

Full-Stack Engineer


We seek a full-stack coder with strong understanding of back-end infrastructure who has experience architecting complex systems. You will be developing systems and features across the entire stack at Our existing server stack is built on Node.js and MongoDB. You will have roughly 5-7 years of experience. We're looking for someone who can work independently, but is also open and willing to take direction.

Experience with search, relevance, ranking algorithms, optimizing sites for speed and scale, as well as dealing with heavily-cached systems are a big plus.


  • Experience at a fast-paced startup
  • BS in computer science
  • Ability to architect complex web applications and APIs structures
  • Ability to learn quickly and function productively across a broad range of technologies
  • History of working well with cross discipline teams
  • Strong JavaScript knowledge (Node.js)
  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch a plus
  • Experience with social graph and news feed data

Lead Operations Engineer


We are looking for an experienced Ops person to help us create systems and tools to manage, monitor, and maintain all aspects of Storify's production and development environments. Our current environment is built on node.js, mongodb, redis, and elasticserach.


  • Design, scale, and automate the management of Storifys's cloud-based infrastructure
  • Support, troubleshoot, and maintain production and other environments
  • Monitor site stability and performance
  • Work with Engineering to roll out new software
  • Participate in oncall rotation


  • 5+ years of solid Unix system administration experience
  • Previous startup experience
  • Proven experience in maintaining production servers
  • Solid scripting experience in at least 2 of the following: sh, javascript, ruby, python, etc.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and client-server communication
  • HTTP, DNS, SSH, SSL, etc...
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

Senior iOS Engineer


We seek a broad-skillset iOS engineer, who will be working directly on product design, interacting with back-end services, as well as building every aspect of our leading-edge mobile products.


  • Work with the entire team to ideate, define, and create mobile iOS products
  • Scope and evaluate different approaches (build vs. services) to implement features and fix bugs
  • Define and implement processes for iOS builds, QA, and services requirements
  • Collaborate around architectural decisions and specifications as needed


  • 5+ years of experience generating commercial quality iOS applications using Objective C and Cocoa
  • Held key role in developing Web services preferred
  • Comfortable with rapid development cycles, tight schedules, tight integration with a team at a fast-paced startup
  • User-interface programming experience
  • Ability to learn quickly and function productively across a broad range of technologies
  • History of working well with cross discipline teams
  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch a plus
  • Experience with social graph and news feed data a plus


We have a small team of international people speaking a total of 6 different languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian)

We are based in San Francisco in a bright, naturally lit loft office in the new “up and coming” area of town (home to Twitter, Code for America, Zencoder, FontShop).

The position comes with competitive salary based on experience and full benefits, along with equity for being a very early employee.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about creating something that will change the way people discover what is happening on our planet and what matters in the world. Storify already has a lot of momentum that includes users from top media companies (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Mashable), brands (IBM, Salesforce, Samsung, Adobe) and organizations (White House, United Nations). We are backed by top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital. We need smart and creative talent to help us go much further and create the new information network.

Open application

Storify is always looking for people who are passionate about the future of storytelling and who believe great stories can change the world.

Tell us your story:

To apply, please send an email to [email protected] with your resume, LinkedIn and Github account, along with any links to projects you have worked on.