Back-end Engineer - Technical.ly

Back-end Engineer

Axios |  Arlington, Va | Dev / Eng

Job Description
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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. We’re hiring a Backend Engineer!

Why it matters: Our Engineering team enables our mission of delivering the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy content to our users. This team member will be a core part of building our web-stack codebases, working closely with a squad on product direction, architecture, testing, and 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, Axios HQ
  • Writing clean, well-documented, and well-tested code
  • Collaborating with your product squad to ensure Axios ships the best products possible on time
  • Help architect and build significant features across the platform
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and collaborating on best practices

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

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

Don’t 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 and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and 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 and 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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