John Quinn, the former Digg VP of Engineering is joining Gilt Groupe as the VP of Engineering this coming Monday. Quinn will be working at Gilt’s New York office and will be reporting to CIO Steve Jacobs. Quinn had worked at Digg for three years and had previously worked at Squaretrade as the VP of Engineering there too.
Rumor has it that Quinn was behind the newest version of Digg and was responsible for moving the social bookmarking website from MySQL to Cassandra. Digg’s newest design has not been favored much from users and a lot of people left ever since.
Gilt Groupe has about $83 million in funding and they recently launched a local deals service called Gilt City.