Senior Software Engineer

| New York

ABOUT THE TEAM

theSkimm makes it easier to live smarter. We started as two friends on a couch and have since purchased more couches and gotten new friends, er... employees. Skimm HQ works hard but knows when to take breaks and when it's time to update the Sonos playlist. We drink the kool-aid but know we're drinking it. Through our suite of products, we are disrupting routines and information consumption one Skimm'r at a time. Come join us, we're changing things.

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/Redux applications
  • Exploring emerging technologies that will allow us to port the apps in our stack to other platforms (eg. mobile apps, Amazon Echo)
  • 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)
  • Leading by example, showing junior engineers how to work through tech challenges

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in modern web programming at scale
  • Proficiency with application development in modern Javascript and at least one MVC framework on the backend
  • Familiarity using developer tools that increase productivity and facilitate the development of resilient code (eg. Docker, code linters, CI workflows)
  • 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 database, compute, and networking services
  • 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
  • Catered lunch on Fridays
  • Snacks, coldbrew on tap, and lunch 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
50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Perks of working here

401(K)
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Fitness Subsidy
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
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