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Engineering, Full Time    Arlington, VA // New York City    Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Head of Engineering, AxiosHQ

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage company that was launched to get our audience smarter, faster on the news & information that matters. That success & unique approach to communicating led to AxiosHQ - our new SaaS product for corporate communications. Were looking for an Head of Engineering to lead this group & steward the next evolution of AxiosHQ.

Why it Matters: As AxiosHQ evolves, this role will be critical in determining the future of the product & its impact on Axios broader mission. Our new leader will build & support a talented team to take it to the next level & lead engineering innovation at scale. 

Go Deeper: This is an incredible opportunity to come in at the early stages of something big, help grow & shape a technology team, & build something that will change the future of how companies communicate with their people. You should come ready to challenge our assumptions, teach us new skills & show us new possibilities.

The Details: This role will report to our President & the ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Previous success with & passion for leading a technical SaaS product & managing teams 
  • Demonstrated experience hiring, mentoring & retaining distributed engineering teams 
  • Demonstrated technical experience building something that has scaled to tens & hundreds of thousands of users 
  • Deep understanding of enterprise security & compliance (SOC2)
  • A belief in & commitment to building a diverse team & inclusive culture 
  • Proficiency in leading teams building products in Typescript & React & Python & Django REST Framework
  • Demonstrated excellence in technical design, roadmapping & partnering with our Product leaders & Founders
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with excellent prioritization skills

Dont Forget:

  • 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 & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & 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 & 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 & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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