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Axios // news, media & analysis
Engineering, Full Time    Anywhere, US    Posted: Friday, February 26, 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 Front-End Engineer for our mobile team! 

Why it Matters: Our Front-End Engineers are a critical part of our mission to deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient, & trustworthy content to our users. You will architect & grow new & existing front-end codebases, give technical input & feedback to Axios product & design teams for new features, & help develop the skills of less experienced developers with industry best practices around testing, accessibility, & documentation.

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

  • Help architect & build significant new features in the Axios mobile app
  • Write clean, well-documented, & well-tested code using best practices for React & React Native development
  • Collaborate with Axios platform, product, & design teams to ensure we quickly & safely ship & iterate on high-quality products
  • Debug & develop mobile platform-specific features 
  • Stay up to date with industry trends & advise the team on best practices to implement

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Expertise in building large, high traffic frontend codebases in React Native
  • Experience with native app development in languages like Java, Kotlin, Objective-C & Swift highly preferred
  • Proven ability to ship high quality, testable, & accessible code quickly
  • Experience working with GraphQL & relational databases is preferred 
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Experience working on mobile performance & accessibility 
  • Experience in testing & debugging mobile applications 
  • Enjoy building user-first application experiences
  • A passion for media & building award-winning brands

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

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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