Director of Frontend Engineering at theSkimm

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ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to more than 75 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials. Join us!

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

The Tech team at theSkimm is a group of experienced, resourceful programmers who build tools throughout the tech stack, often connecting components together in innovative ways to maximize scalability and maintainability. At theSkimm, engineers work in lockstep with product managers, designers, analysts, and key business stakeholders to devise project plans that prioritize improving our audience’s experience while balancing frequent iterations and thoughtful source code changes. Our mission is to enable our partners across the company, from Editorial and Audio to Marketing and Advertising, to achieve their goals with the best systems and processes we can offer. We build, share knowledge across departments, and learn quickly so we can take best advantage of what’s coming.

As we grow, we’re looking for an experienced mentor and team leader to manage a group of developers responsible for our web tools - both externally-facing sites and internally-facing systems. Reporting to our Chief Technology Officer, you'll be responsible for working alongside product, design and other teams to help define new components and refine existing ones as we advance on an aggressive product roadmap. 

WHAT WILL SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
  • An empathetic leadership style that encourages open communication and trust
  • Experience managing the careers of one or more developers on your team
  • 3-5+ years of industry experience building fast, reliable, scalable web-based applications
  • Experience with modern web technologies, e.g. ES6, Babel, AngularJS, React, Redux
  • Eagerness and ability to learn new technologies / libraries / approaches quickly
  • A commitment to building the best user experience through innovation and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth environment
  • Facility in presenting and discussing the trade-offs in employing different engineering solutions to a problem, valuing pragmatism over idealism
WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART
  • Experience developing server-side components that support your applications, powered by programming languages such as Javascript/Node, Ruby/Rails, Python, or PHP
  • Knowledge of and experience with isomorphic React principles
  • Familiarity using developer tools that increase productivity and facilitate the development of resilient code (eg. Docker, Travis, Jenkins)
  • A history of leading and guiding high-performing technical teams
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for theSkimm: a passion for our audience and mission
WHAT WE OFFER
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurances, starting on your first day!
  • Equity for all employees
  • A flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • 'MassMutual' 401(k) program
  • Free 'One Medical' Membership
  • Up to $400 in annual gym-membership reimbursement
  • Subsidized family planning and fertility benefits through 'Carrot Fertility'
  • Catered meals and drinks during our weekly "Sip’n Skimm" all-hands meeting and twice-monthly "Skimm'e A Drink!" happy hour
  • Collaborative office space with a mix of snacks, seltzer, caffeine, and a pretty sweet roof deck

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

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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