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Engineering, Full Time    Remote (US)    Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. Were hiring a Back-end Engineer!

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

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

  • Building our products, including, content creation tools, & other internal products
  • Writing clean, well-documented, & 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 & empathetic code review
  • Staying up to date with industry trends & collaborating on best practices

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & 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 & understanding best deployment practices
  • Experience with object-oriented design & data schemas
  • Proven ability to ship high quality, testable, & accessible code quickly

Bonus experiences:

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

 Dont 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 & 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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