Where are the adult industry engineers?

Magic Leap / Eng ⛄️☃️
Jul 25 41 Comments

Sites like pornhub and xvideos are huge and they need a lot of front end, backend, infrastructure engineers, machine learning engineers, data scientists etc.

How come I never see any job postings or anyone talks about it?

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
    If you want a backend job at pornhub I’m pretty sure you have to be at least a 7/10.
    Jul 25 1
    • Expedia Group my_tralala
      Would you say they’re “raising the bar”?
      Jul 25
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Lots of front end and back end
    Jul 25 0
  • Microsoft
    indianchad

    Microsoft

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    indianchadmore
    Hehehe you said backend engineer.
    Jul 25 2
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Lol are you a 9 year old. 😂
      Jul 26
    • Microsoft
      indianchad

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      Your mom is a 9 year old 🤣
      Jul 26
  • Marvell martiality
    DP Hard problems. . Too much competition to enter... They force you come late at work...
    Jul 25 1
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      Let’s be real, most of us would be coming early
      Jul 25
  • Akamai Technologies hFvi07
    I work with these type of sites, all of them are not based in the US, most of the dev teams are in Ukraine and other LCOL places.
    Jul 25 3
    • Oracle ohjungbum
      What is LOC
      Jul 25
    • Bloomberg AgileDude
      lines of code
      Jul 25
    • Akamai Technologies hFvi07
      sorry, fixed it, Low cost of living
      Jul 26
  • Microsoft meanwhile
    Google overwhelmed Yahoo as the best adult search engine. Lots of server side experience came from building illegal download services. Development of P2P lead to the blockchain tech. It is one of the biggest innovation trigger and founding father of many tech :)
    Jul 25 2
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      You’d think someone from MSFT would know that Bing is king when it comes to adult searches. Amateur hour.
      Jul 25
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Yes Bing is king coz it has gif option
      Jul 26
  • Microsoft 🦍Ape
    They are powered by the perpetual motion of their users fists 👊
    Jul 25 0
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    Most adult sites are so bad, I could make a better clone over the weekend. It’s makes me wonder how profitable the industry would be with a more FANGy approach.
    Jul 25 4
    • Broadridge / Eng 070
      This would make an interesting UI/ UX case study.
      Jul 26
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Why don't you do that this weekend and share it with fellow blinders?
      Jul 26
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      I’ve thought about it. The biggest blocker is payment gateways and ad partners being obscure about whether or not adult sites violate their terms of service. In many ways, adult entertainment is more “illegal” in the financial world than marijuana.
      Jul 26
    • Fair.com / Eng
      TpWD16

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      can accept crypto instead. I’ll help out
      Jul 27
  • Airbnb wailo
    I always wondered if these places had really high TC. They need some of the best engineers to make it work but most people wouldn’t want it on their resume.
    Jul 25 2
    • Akuna Capital HFTBro
      From what I saw no. MindGeek pays new grads around 60K a year.
      Jul 25
    • Bloomberg AgileDude
      their real perk is watching porn all day 🤣🤣
      Jul 25
  • Splunk / Eng ImaRainbow
    Worked for one in the past. Great pay, seriously challenging work, fun things to talk about (lots of bad puns). Dunno how or why you’d break into the industry; my job came along due to random word-of-mouth referral.
    Jul 26 4
    • Marvell martiality
      Do they make up the stigmatization by higher pay? If the pay is great, why not go there?
      Jul 26
    • Marvell martiality
      Which company was this, btw?
      Jul 26
    • Splunk / Eng ImaRainbow
      I don’t consider it a stigma at all, it’s one of the better items listed in my public LinkedIn profile. That said, I try to maintain anonymity here so don’t name past employers on blind—too easy to look up my real name.
      Jul 26
    • Marvell martiality
      Ok.. do they pay higher than FANG?
      Jul 26
  • New jXaC08
    They don't talk about these because they are owned by other companies and those companies do have recruiting events. E.g. MindGeek owns one of these companies
    Jul 25 0
  • PayPal upskm
    Do they have AI lab? I want to be the porn reseach scientist.
    Jul 25 0
  • PayPal sugarY
    I was once approached by chaturbate, they didn’t reply when I told them I would need a work Visa lol
    Jul 25 0
  • New vrkB54
    Didn't know Magic leap was going in this direction..
    Jul 25 3
    • Airbnb wailo
      Porn has always been the killer app for VR, maybe AR too?
      Jul 25
    • Oracle ohjungbum
      Vaporware has always been the killer for slow companies, magicleap too?
      Jul 25
    • Magic Leap / Eng ⛄️☃️
      OP
      Mixed reality is the future. In this context.
      Jul 25
  • Fair.com / Eng
    TpWD16

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    I got hit up by Grindr, not the same but has a similar reputation amount some. They offering me +50% my TC at the time.
    Jul 27 0
  • Apple
    tWBu16

    Apple

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    I’m a software engineer. Right now my job is focused on full stack web dev but I love everything related to tech
    tWBu16more
    There are some companies like that in SF Bay Area and Los Angeles Area. I’ve met guys in Silicon Valley that do web dev for adult sites. But smaller websites don’t require a ton of engineering. And big companies can save time and money by reusing code across websites
    Jul 25 2
    • NCR Corporation
      ipkez

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      what companies?
      Jul 25
    • Apple
      tWBu16

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      I’m a software engineer. Right now my job is focused on full stack web dev but I love everything related to tech
      tWBu16more
      The one I was thinking of was Adult Friend Finder, although I guess that was more of a hookup website than strictly an adult video website
      Jul 26
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    They do exist but most don't last long in this business. Constantly raising the bar will either burn you out or make you become impotent
    Jul 26 0