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Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

ABOUT THE TEAM

theSkimm's mission is to make it easier to live a smarter life. We’re building news and information products that fit into your everyday routines, and we take a user-centric, collaborative approach while doing so. We’re best known for the Daily Skimm, an email newsletter reaching over 6-Million active subscribers daily. We launched theSkimm app on iOS last year, which integrates seamlessly with your smartphone calendar to give you all the big things happening in politics, business, tech, and entertainment before and it's happening. We also launched theSkimm Studios, our in-house audio and video production team..

theSkimm's Tech team is a group of experienced, resourceful programmers who are comfortable building tools throughout the stack. Our mission as an engineering team is to build the connections between theSkimm's editorial team and its growing audience, wherever they are.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

You will be responsible for designing and building the next generation of products in theSkimm's membership offering. Although the platforms for these products may vary, the design patterns and programming principles necessary to build and distribute them are often the same. We're looking for an experienced software engineer to accelerate our development cycles by demonstrating pragmatism, creativity, and a desire to move our organization forward at all costs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Programming across Rails, Node, and React applications
  • Exploring emerging technologies that will allow us to port our apps to other platforms (eg. mobile apps, email, voice assistants)
  • Building connections between theSkimm's content and its distribution platforms, often via RESTful APIs
  • Offering suggestions to improve the Tech team's development workflow in the cloud (AWS)

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in web development at scale
  • Proficiency with application development in Javascript (ES6+) and at least one other dynamically-typed language such as Ruby, Python, or PHP
  • Familiarity using developer tools that increase productivity and facilitate the development of resilient code (eg. Docker, Travis)
  • Smarts, humility, and comfort being resourceful in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for theSkimm: passion for our audience and mission
  • Familiarity building systems that leverage AWS services like Elastic Beanstalk and RDS
  • Strong SQL skills, especially familiarity with PostgreSQL
  • Experience shipping and maintaining production deployments of React/Redux applications
  • Experience and comfort working on small teams responsible for large portions of a big business

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability (starting day one)
  • $400 annual gym reimbursement
  • MassMutual 401(k) program
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Snacks, coldbrew on tap, and catered meals on Fridays
  • Collaborative office space and 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
    • RubyLanguages
    • 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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
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