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puts “Hello Information Engineering Team”

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

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

We’re looking for an engineer with a few years of experience in both front- and back-end Web development, and a passion for building great online products for a smart audience. We continuously design and build new features that are seen by an incredible community of tech insiders who demand smooth functionality. You’ll be building features end-to-end, not just babysitting a CMS.

You’ll contribute ideas to new products and features and then build the full range of code to implement them. We’re especially eager to leverage your front-end skills to help set our standards for efficient development, so we want somebody who can apply their past experience and build for growth and maintainability.

Requirements

You'll build functionality spanning the full breadth of the platform, from the database to the front-end, so we're looking for people who can code across that range. You don't need to arrive knowing our environment but must have at least 2-3 years of coding experience in web systems, on both the client and server sides

  • 3+ years web development experience, on client and server sides
  • 2+ years of Javascript experience using jQuery, ReactJS, AngularJS, Stimulus, etc.
  • Solid ability with CSS and higher tools (SASS, SCSS etc) and ability to articulate your preferences for style organization
  • Familiarity with at least a couple of these web infrastructure services: SQL, Redis, asynchronous jobs (such as Sidekiq or DelayedJob)
  • Good design instincts.

Our small team is eager to learn from each other, and so we're eager to share our knowledge as well. You'll see that we keep a low-ego coding environment and we’re comfortable talking about our own mistakes so we can learn from them, and we expect the same from you. We paircode and review each other's work often so that all can learn.

You should be excited to contribute ideas on the product side and develop them iteratively with our stakeholders. When you have questions, we expect you to know when to take them to your lead, and when to take them directly to non-engineering colleagues to get the work done.

Tech specifics

Our stack runs mainly on Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Redis, and Javascript, HTML, and SCSS. It’s fine if you don’t already know those first three, as long as you’re knowledgeable about some server-side Web environment (Node, Python, Java, …) and excited to learn them. As for the last three, we expect you to know them well with at least two years of professional experience.

You should have experience writing automated tests and know the difference between unit tests, integration tests, and... name one more type.

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.

Compensation

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
  • Generous paid leave that increases over time
  • A parental leave policy for new parents
  • Access to a 401(k)
  • A gym and fitness stipend
  • A highly professional, inclusive, diverse workplace with a zero-tolerance policy for harassment
  • Beautiful offices in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco with an outstanding view

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

Next Steps

Sound interesting? Please send a cover letter and resume or LinkedIn URL to jobs@theinformation.com.

If you contribute to open-source projects on Github or elsewhere, link to them too of course. We're also happy to check out your writing on StackOverflow or other engineering community sites.

We hope to hear from you soon!




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