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Engineering, Full Time    Remote (US)    Posted: Wednesday, March 24, 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. This team member will be a core part of building our web-stack codebases, working closely with an assigned squad on product direction, & helping develop the skills of less experienced developers with industry best practices around architecture, testing, & professional growth.

Go deeper: In this role, you will help make Axios a stronger, more successful tech company through the following responsibilities:

  • Building our products, with an emphasis on our newly launched B2B technology, AxiosHQ
  • Writing clean, well-documented, & well-tested code using best practices
  • Collaborating with assigned product squad to ensure Axios ships the best products possible on time
  • Help architect & build significant features across the platform
  • Collaborate with Axios platform engineers, product managers, & product designers to ensure we quickly & safely ship & iterate on high-quality products
  • Staying up to date with industry trends & collaborating on best practices

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & possess the following skills & attributes:

  • Experience & interest in Python & Django/Django REST Framework
  • Familiarity in JavaScript/TypeScript & a frontend framework, such as React, Angular or Vue
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines & understanding best deployment practices
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Proven ability to ship high quality, testable, & accessible code quickly
  • Experience working with product designers
  • Experience building & maintaining REST APIs
  • Experience with data modeling in relational databases
  • A belief in & commitment to Axios diversity, equity, & inclusion values 

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 
  • Company-sponsored fitness discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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