Engineers build Quora from the ground up, creating APIs and abstractions to solve challenging technical problems.
We value building a culture with strong engineering values and goals because we believe that it is the key to building a great company and product. Building the right abstractions to manage complexity so that we can develop and iterate quickly as the product grows is important to us. We use continuous deployment and EC2 so all code that gets checked in goes live to production within minutes, no matter what time it is. We emphasize code reviews with 24-hour turnaround times and hold weekly engineering tech talks to maintain high code quality and to optimize for learning the best engineering practices.