theSkimm makes it easier for female millennials to live a smarter life. theSkimm does this by integrating the info that this audience need into their routines--introducing them to new products and services and helping them engage with the world around them. Ultimately theSkimm curates meaningful information for this audience and helps them spend smarter.

Senior Software Engineer at theSkimm

  • Owning the development cycle for the primary applications that power theSkimm. You’ll define new components and refine existing ones as theSkimm advances on an aggressive product roadmap
  • Integrating data sources, including interacting with APIs, create and maintain data schemas, and store data in our databases
  • Writing code! — business logic, request handling, multi-platform presentation, API integrations — anything necessary to turn our product dreams into realities
  • WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • At least five years experience building robust applications in Ruby on Rails or a willingness to bring similar experience in other languages to our Rails/Postgres/NGINX stack
    • Proficiency in Javascript, HTML, and CSS
    • Preference for writing clean, simply-expressed, practically-documented code
    • Along with smarts and humility, be a team player — serve as a collaborator and a mentor
    WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

    • Familiarity and enthusiasm for theSkimm: passion for our audience and mission
    • Experience with data ETL techniques and task processing tools such as Amazon SWF, Amazon Data Pipeline or Celery
    • Familiarity with AWS data services such as Redshift, Kinesis, and RDS

    This is a full-time role based in New York, NY

    Company Reviews

    “We look for candidates who are both passionate and scrappy, who embody our values, and who are driven by theSkimm’s mission to make it easier to be smarter.”
    Carly Zakin, Danielle Weisberg
    Co-Founders & Co-CEOs
    at theSkimm
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    We take holidays very seriously, we have a champagne wall and everyone in every job celebrates each other’s wins. In addition to traditions, values are top of mind for us. We also have a kitchen stocked full of HQ’ers favorite snacks and drinks, books, medical benefits, 401(k), and a flexible vacation policy.
    Culture
    Company culture is top priority at theSkimm. Activities like weekly Sip n’ Skimms, Hackathons, Skimm’cademy, and Skimm’aoke, social events, and holidays are just a few ways we connect with our employees and foster theSkimm’s unique culture.

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