Senior Back-end Engineer at Axios

Posted on: 03/25/2021

Location: (REMOTE)

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Tags: javascript angular typescript django python react vue postgresql

**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 Back-end 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 an assigned squad on product direction, and helping develop the skills of less experienced developers with industry best practices around 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, [AxiosHQ](https://www.axioshq.com/) * Writing clean, well-documented, and well-tested code using best practices * Collaborating with assigned product squad to ensure Axios ships the best products possible on time * Architect and build significant features across the platform * Collaborating with Axios’ platform engineers, product managers, and product designers to ensure we quickly and safely ship and iterate on high-quality products * 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 in JavaScript/TypeScript and a frontend framework, such as React, Angular or Vue * Experience working with CI/CD pipelines and understanding 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 * 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