Piccsy Hiring PHP Developer ($3500 Referral Bounty)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 | 18 Comments

Piccsy (http://www.piccsy.com) is a Toronto based start-up looking for an exceptional developer to play a key role in revolutionizing how people interact with images online.

Piccsy is an invite-only image discovery/sharing community. We currently reach over 3,000,000 visitors and 25,000,000 pageviews per month.

We will be officialy (re)launching in February 2012 and are looking for a full-time engineer to help grow/lead our team in building an amazing product and scaling our userbase and audience.

Why Piccsy?
– Consumer facing, passionate community, consistent growth. Be a part of something big.
– Smart team, competitive compensation, technically challenging.
– Equity in a growing company.

Why You?
The ideal candidate is an experienced developer/leader who is self-motivated, dedicated, entrepenuerial, multi-faceted, and interested in helping to shape the direction of a growing product and community over the next few years.

– Contributing to a culture of innovation and teamwork to push the boundaries of how people interact with images online.
– Striving for excellence in the definition, implementation, documentation, and testing of Piccsy.
– Taking ideas from concept to design, development, deployment, and testing.
– Participating in the product development process.
– As a key early employee, you’ll help shape the company culture.

Skills you’ll need to succeed in this role
– Unix: Ops shouldn’t scare you. Ideally, you’ve done some sysadmin work in the past, and enjoyed it – at least somewhat.
– Analytical, thorough, resourceful, and detail-oriented working: you get to the bottom of things where others sweep them under the rug.
– Strong interpersonal skills: You’re a key member of the team! Interpersonal skills are a major key to your success making Piccsy awesome.
– PHP5 / OOP / MySQL / Sphinx / Redis / AJAX / Varnish: Great programmers like you can learn anything. This is the stuff that we’re using.

Apply to daniel@piccsy.com. Refer a candidate who we hire/retain and receive $3500.


  1. grimapples
    August 17, 2011

    I apologize for putting this in a comment on your blog, but the feedback button on the piccsy site doesn’t work and no one responded to me via twitter.

    How does the tumblr account linking work? There’s one checkbox for Enable/Disable. I’ve tried it checked and unchecked and neither one works. What gives?

    Feel free to email me about this instead of replying here.

  2. Sheska
    January 13, 2012

    I am referring Federico Ulfo (rainelemental@gmail.com)


    His portfolio is on his LinkedIn profile.

  3. Heidi
    January 13, 2012

    If you ever need someone from/in Mexico (PR expert) i’m the one!!! =)
    Love Piccsy

    best regards,

    Heidi Matos

  4. Rohit Nayak
    January 13, 2012

    how can i refer a candidate for PHP Developer.

  5. capobecchino
    January 13, 2012

    very interesting ;)

  6. Victor Ryter
    January 14, 2012

    Hi, I saw your job listing. I’m a PHP developer, among other web related skills. I’m in Austin, TX.

    Piccsy is, hands down, my favorite site right now.

    Would you be open to someone working remotely?



  7. Raymond Pessey
    January 15, 2012

    Hi Danny,
    I would love to work on this project. However I live a world away from you. I currently live in Ghana, West Africa. I have a great desire to put my PHP knowledge to a stronger use than just regular website work. Let me know how I can work with you.

    Thanks in advance.


  8. Stefanie Masters-Easton
    January 15, 2012

    Please contact Brian Fairchild I believe he would be an ideal candidate for this job. brianlfairchild@hotmail.com

  9. Katie Buck
    January 15, 2012

    I am interested in hearing more about this job opportunity. I am very dedicated, and a great leader. I notice many details that are overlooked by most. I am creative and analytic and I would like to find out more details. Thank you. Katie Buck.

  10. Haley Martin
    January 16, 2012

    I am most definitely interested, I have various skills in relation to this type of position. I am very good with web pages and computers, and think this would be a great opportunity I would enjoy greatly.

  11. Fernando Fernandes
    January 16, 2012

    I am interested in this offer, I am a great fan and admirer of this page and would very much like to become part of your team. Thank you Fernando.

  12. Erika
    January 19, 2012

    Hi Daniel, Are you hiring any other positions out of San Diego? Thanks!

  13. Julio Chavez
    January 19, 2012

    I´m a beginer photographer, i study graphic design, i love the photography, in my web site have many of my work, a lot of pictures!!!

  14. scott clarke
    January 20, 2012


    His name is Paul Sorensen he can do about anything.

    I am photographer with endless amounts of work if you ever require something. We both live in Sarnia, Ontario. Regards.

  15. Gary Martel
    January 21, 2012

    My 26 year old daughter just graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art. She received a Bachelors Degree,in web design and interactive media. She was on the honor roll with a 3.5 grade point average. Megan is a hard worker and has been interested in art since she was a child. Her main interest in High School was Art. She was involved with her high schools, Art club for all 4 years. She was the Vice President of their club. I think she would love a chance to work for Piccsy. Thank you for your time and attention. He web site is: helllomeggy.com. Her resume is included on the site.

    • dnicholls
      February 27, 2012

      Thanks Gary, but we’ve found someone suitable for the role in Toronto. We wish your daughter the best of luck!

  16. Yasmen W
    January 23, 2012

    i am so interested in this exciting opportunity. i would bring leadership, creativity, dedication, and hard work to this website. i have worked in the web industry before a little and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it. i would like to find out more. thank you, Yasmen W.

    • dnicholls
      February 27, 2012

      Thank you, Yasmen. Unfortunately, we’ve filled the role, but we wish you the best of luck!


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