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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 Back-end Engineer!

Why it matters: Our engineering team enables our mission of delivering the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy content to our users. You will be a core part of building our web-stack codebases (currently in python and Typescript), working closely with your squad on product direction, and helping less experienced developers develop their skills around testing, accessibility, and documentation.

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Building our products, including Axios.com, content creation tools, and other internal products
  • Writing clean, well-documented, and well tested code
  • Collaborating with your product squad to ensure we ship the best products possible on time
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team 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 preferably have many of the following skills:

  • Experience building APIs
  • Experience building web-scale applications in languages such as (but not limited to) Python, Typescript, or Golang
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and understanding best deployment practices
  • Experience with object-oriented design and data schemas
  • Proven ability to ship high quality, testable, and accessible code quickly

Bonus experiences:

  • Experience in a front-end framework, such as React, Angular or Vue
  • Experience working in and around AWS services
  • Experience working with product designers

 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 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • Phone screen
  • Phone interview
  • Skills assessment 
  • First- round interview
  • Final round

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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