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Axios
emoji of a pushpinRemote - USemoji of a clockWed Jun 30 2021
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Smart, efficient news worthy of your time, attention, and trust.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We’re hiring a Senior Backend Engineer!

Why it matters: Our Engineering team enables our mission of delivering the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy content to our users. This team member will be a core part of building our web-stack codebases, working closely with a squad on product direction, architecture, testing, and professional growth.

Go deeper: In this role, you will help make Axios a stronger, more successful tech company through the following responsibilities:

  • Building our products, with an emphasis on our newly launched B2B technology, Axios HQ
  • Writing clean, well-documented, and well-tested code using best practices
  • Collaborating with your product squad to ensure Axios ships the best products possible on time
  • Architect and build significant features across the platform
  • Mentoring and growing the next generation of software engineers through pair-programming and empathetic code review
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and collaborating on best practices

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission and possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Deep experience and interest in Python and Django/Django REST Framework
  • Familiarity with JavaScript/TypeScript and a frontend framework such as React, Angular or Vue
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and understanding of best deployment practices
  • Proven ability to ship high-quality, testable, and accessible code quickly
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience building & maintaining REST APIs
  • Experience working on cross-functional agile teams where you advocate for technical needs as well as the best solution to the problems at hand
  • Specific passion for user-focused and data-driven decision making
  • Experience with data modeling in relational databases
  • Experience working with product designers and product managers
  • A belief in and commitment to Axios’ diversity, equity, and inclusion values

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Company-sponsored fitness discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

INTERVIEW PROCESS

Phone Screen with Recruiter

Video call with Hiring Manager

Video Call with Hiring Team (back to back)

Final Interview

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

At Axios, we create a safe environment for all to feel heard without judgment or fear of retribution. Psychological safety is one of our main priorities and we have zero tolerance for disrespectful, rude, or discriminatory behavior.

People are our most valued asset, and we believe that varying perspectives should not only heard, but invited.

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