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Newsela

Web Developer Engineer

New York, NY, US

15 October, 2019

Salary

$145K - 175K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • 401k
  • Unlimited pto
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul
  • Continued education

To sum it up...

Build the software that unlocks literacy for everyone

Role overview

Developers at Newsela work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. As a Lead Developer, you will be responsible for the technical roadmap in your space, work closely with external partners, and provide technical leadership for a team of engineers.

We believe that code is communication and we care deeply about the relationships developers have with each other and the company as a whole. Developers work closely with product managers, designers, and domain experts to build software that’s beautiful and useful. If you love working on features that make a real difference, this role is for you.

Responsibilities

  • Write thoughtful, literate code and build the skills of those around you.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team to translate business goals into concrete tasks.
  • Maintain a technical roadmap and a stable backlog of meaningful work.
  • Handle often competing priorities through good time management and communication.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrated contributions to complex, high-traffic, performance-optimized web applications.
  • Advanced demonstrated fluency in one or more of our core programming languages and related ecosystems: JavaScript or Python.

Some Plusses

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in education.
  • An eye for interaction design, user experience, and finishing touches.
  • Newsela is strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals. Newsela will make all employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Location

New York is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage Empire State Building, Central Park and Statue of Liberty. The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, research and a booming tech scene.

The tech scene in New York has changed a lot in recent years. A lot of the initial excitement has worn off and settled into a stable trend of successful businesses. In both 2014 and 2015, a New York City tech company went public with a valuation of over $1 billion. It is now #2 startup ecosystem in the world, with startups raising $11.5 billion in venture capital in 2017. NYC is also the HQ of choice for Spotify, Consensys and WeWork.

Did you know...

  • New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank holds $90 billion in gold
  • 60M tourists visited NYC in 2016
  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world; 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English

Newsela

    Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. We are dedicated to our mission to unlock the written word for everyone. ✍️ 🎒 More than three years since our launch, Newsela is already in 75% of schools, across all 50 U.S. states, in addition to being in over 180 countries. The result has been more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. 📚 Engineers at Newsela work on big problems in literacy education, from building the infrastructure necessary to handle tens of millions of users to solving novel problems in text complexity and personalization. We believe that code is language and we care deeply about the relationships developers have with each other and the company as a whole. Developers work closely with product managers, designers, and domain experts to build software that’s beautiful and useful. If you love working on features that make a real difference, this role is for you. From the Founder on their original Demo Day from 2013, and why he started the company: More about the Product/Platform in it's current form:

    • 401K
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    Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

    Salary

    $145K - 175K + Equity

    Contract type

    Full time

    Technologies & frameworks

    • JavaScript
    • React
    • Redux
    • Python
    • Django
    • Flask
    • AWS

    Benefits & perks

    • 401k
    • Unlimited pto
    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous maternity and paternity leave
    • Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul
    • Continued education

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