Software Engineer

Location: (Multiple states)

Department: Product

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Vox Media is a technology-driven media company. We're solving the problem of developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising at scale—and empowering the most talented web voices and their audiences with Chorus, our modern media platform. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 60 million passionate people around the world.

As one of the fastest growing online publishers, we own and operate brands in six distinct categories: SB Nation in sports, The Verge in tech and culture, Polygon in gaming, Curbed in design and real estate, Eater in dining and nightlife, and Racked in shopping and fashion. And we’ve just announced our venture into general news, Project X. It is an exciting time to be at Vox. Come join us.

We're seeking an outstanding software engineer. You're a smart, friendly, pragmatic problem-solver who's passionate about making excellent products that are used by millions of people. Additionally, you:

  • Are a self-starter who can take a challenging task and run with it
  • Care deeply about the quality of your work
  • Communicate well
  • Have a solid grounding in object-oriented programming and fundamental computer science concepts such as concurrency, complexity theory, and algorithms & data structures

Ideally, you also have:

  • Experience building high-traffic web applications, writing complex and efficient SQL queries, profiling and optimizing code, and devising and implementing caching strategies
  • Built and deployed into production a non-trivial Ruby on Rails application
  • Worked on small development teams and with remote team members
  • Experience building JavaScript-driven interfaces using frameworks like jQuery and Backbone.js
  • Experience using a variety of programming languages and frameworks
  • Passion for sports, gadgets, video games, or online media and journalism 
  • Love or strong tolerance for animated GIFs and bad puns

For more on the things we're building and problems we're solving, and what it's like to work on the Vox product team, see our product team blog and Press Reset, the documentary about the making of Polygon.

We encourage candidates of all experience levels to apply. If the above doesn't describe you, tell us why you would be great at Vox anyway.

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits based in Washington DC or New York (we'll consider outstanding remote candidates). Our investors include Accel Partners, Allen & Company, and Khosla Ventures. You'll be joining a team of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun.

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