Senior Software Engineer, Web


Remote job description

Flipboard is the world's first social magazine, designed to inform and inspire the world. Available on web, iOS, and Android, Flipboard offers the world important and influential articles, videos, podcasts and products shared by the greatest publishers and our vibrant Flipboard community to advance conversation, keep people informed, and inspire them to engage, learn, and lead.

Senior Software Engineer, Web

We're looking for a full stack engineer to join our Web team and help develop modern, standards-based web applications that support that vision of re-imagining how people discover, consume, and curate content across devices.

Our development environment is a modern mix of technologies including Node.js, Express, React/Redux, TypeScript, CSS-in-JS, and Docker. Our target platforms include all modern browsers and device form factors.

  • The Web team at Flipboard values a collaborative, feedback-driven development process. We emphasize both UX and code quality/maintainability. Our distributed structure (which predates COVID-19) leads us to value proactive commun
  • The Flipboard team is currently working remotely; join our team and work from the US or Canada.

Role and Responsibilities

You will be part of a small distributed team of engineers and designers. You will participate in research, prototyping, design, development and testing of new technologies and products.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of development experience
  • Strong programming and design skills
  • Expertise with JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Expertise with web application frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of web site design best practices
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills

Nice to Haves

Experience working with / proficiency in:

  • React
  • Redux (or functional programming in general)
  • TypeScript
  • Git
  • Unix
  • Keen eye for clean UI implementation
  • Experience working with distributed development teams
  • Experience with shipping large scale web products

Benefits & Perks

Our benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; flexible and generous "out of office time" for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation and wellness, in addition to a mid-year and end of year break, totaling 10 days. We also offer an employee assistance program, plus eligibility to participate in pension (CAN) or 401k (US) plans with an employer contribution.

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach passionate communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced CEO, Mike McCue, the Flipboard team is a positive, respectful, and diverse group of bright and highly capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision.
  • Our culture: We value an environment and culture that encourages people's voices and perspectives to be heard. We believe that leveraging our team will lead us to create better products and services for all our users and partners. We value diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences of our team members, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from thousands of publishers around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform.

Flipboard is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Flipboard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Company name: Flipboard
Remote job title: Senior Software Engineer, Web
Job tags: advertising, media, mobile, publishing

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