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 Back-end Engineer!

Why it matters: Our engineering team enables our mission of delivering the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy content to our users. You will be a core part of building our web-stack codebases (currently in python and Typescript), working closely with your squad on product direction, and helping less experienced developers develop their skills around testing, accessibility, and documentation.

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

  • Building our products, including Axios.com, content creation tools, and other internal products
  • Writing clean, well-documented, and well tested code
  • Collaborating with your product squad to ensure we ship the best products possible on time
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team through pair-programming and empathetic code review
  • 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 preferably have many of the following skills:

  • Experience building APIs
  • Experience building web-scale applications in languages such as (but not limited to) Python, Typescript, or Golang
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and understanding best deployment practices
  • Experience with object-oriented design and data schemas
  • Proven ability to ship high quality, testable, and accessible code quickly

Bonus experiences:

  • Experience in a frontend framework, such as React, Angular or Vue
  • Experience working in and around AWS services
  • Experience working with product designers

 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 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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