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About Us

The Information is a San Francisco-based business publication known for original, in-depth reporting about the technology industry. We’re the go-to daily read for the most important people in technology and business and are building a one-of-a kind community of subscribers. We have a sustainable business, plenty of capital and big ambitions to grow our business and team.

Job Description

The Information is looking for a passionate, product-oriented engineer to join our growing engineering team in San Francisco.

This job doesn't involve babysitting a CMS or adding a fraction of a percent to ad clickthrough. It's a chance to build features end-to-end that will change how people consume and discuss news in one of the fastest-paced industries in the world.

Working here means you get to choose the projects you are passionate about and be on the ground floor of a fast-growing media startup. We continuously design and build new features that are seen by an incredible community of subscribers who demand slick, polished functionality. 


You'll be building functionality spanning the full breadth of the platform, from the database to the frontend, so you should be able to write clear, correct code in whatever languages you claim expertise in.  When you don't understand something, you shouldn't be afraid to ask about it.

You should be eager to contribute ideas on the product side and develop them iteratively using feedback from our stakeholders.

You should be willing to share your opinions and passions with your colleagues on the engineering team in a respectful environment, and equally able to execute features and big fixes when working individually or in a pair.

Our current stack runs on consists of Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Redis,  Javascript, HTML, and SCSS. You should be familiar with or willing to learn these technologies. You should also understand why code linting, continuous integration, and automatic scaling are powerful tools for a smaller organization and be comfortable with tooling that handles these things.


Engineering roles at The Information come with a competitive salary and the opportunity for an annual bonus.

We have excellent benefits, including:

  • Company-paid health coverage for employees and their dependents;
  • A generous parental leave policy for new parents;
  • Three weeks of paid leave every year;
  • A gym and fitness stipend;
  • A highly professional, inclusive, diverse workplace with a zero-tolerance policy for harassment; and
  • Beautiful offices in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco with an outstanding view of the Bay.

Our staff also get the chance to contribute to open-source projects and blog about their work here.

Next Steps

If this sounds interesting, please send a resume and cover letter to

If you contribute to open-source projects on Github or elsewhere, make sure you mention and link to them in your application. We're also happy to examine your writing on StackOverflow and other engineering community sites.

We'd love to hear from you.

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