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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Engineering, Full Time    Los Angeles or New York    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture & commerce, our brands drive conversation & inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, & obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news & entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, & creative; & inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders & creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks & HuffPost to come.

You Will

  • Build custom automations & programs as part of larger projects or smaller individual requests, such as API database polling syncs, webhook triggers, or Gmail/Slack notifications, using the best programming language for the task (JavaScript, Python)
  • Create documentation for managers & administrators to reference for training or troubleshooting. Regularly publish release notes for system updates.
  • Build extensions of existing proprietary systems to aggregate & report data
  • Help maintain all automated processes that are used by Prod Tech stakeholders, including archiving, production databases, ticket systems, asset distribution, & more.
  • Aid in discovery of internal processes to help find redundancies & new efficiencies
  • Monitor daily health of platforms/scripts required for workflow, including Google Apps Script, Airtable,, Zapier, Zendesk, AWS commands & more.
  • Along with a larger team, troubleshoot users tech issues & address access needs as they arise on a daily basis.
  • Continually seek to find new tools & methods to improve efficiency of workflows.
  • Collect feedback & requests from users & translate those into technical solutions.
  • Aid in management of projects.
  • Mentor & aid in management of junior developer.

You Have

  • 2+ years experience with JavaScript
  • 2+ years experience working with REST APIs
  • 2+ years experience working with Airtable & advanced Airtable features (automations, apps, etc)
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Workspace/G Suite apps, including Sheets, Docs, & Drive
  • Familiar with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, & the Creative Cloud suite
  • Familiarity with video production workflows, including stages of pre-production, production, & post-production
  • Solution-oriented attitude
  • Excellent written & verbal communication & time management skills

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working with & maintaining Google Apps Scripts
  • Experience with Git / Github in a team environment
  • Experience with Python & / or other programming languages
  • Experience with Zendesk, both as an admin & an agent

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more.

We want all employees to feel safe & comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health & safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) & open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, & VT.

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