Senior Back-end Engineer



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 Senior 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 using best practices
Collaborating with your product squad to ensure Axios ships the best products possible on time
Architect and build significant features across the platform
Mentoring and growing the next generation of software engineers 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 possess the following skills and attributes:


Deep experience and interest in Python and Django/Django REST Framework
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
Proven ability to ship high-quality, testable, and accessible code quickly
Experience with PostgreSQL
Experience building & maintaining REST APIs
Experience working on cross-functional agile teams where you advocate for technical needs as well as the best solution to the problems at hand
Specific passion for user-focused and data-driven decision making
Experience with data modeling in relational databases
Experience working with product designers and product managers
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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