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Senior Software Engineer

Muck Rack is looking for a talented individual to join our fast-growing tech startup in New York. Our mission is to make journalists, PR pros and marketers more successful. Muck Rack offers tools that help media professionals find and contact the most relevant journalists for their stories, and monitor how their stories perform.

About The Position

You’ll be working alongside the CTO and engineering team, and with product managers and designers, to execute major technical projects on Muck Rack, lead the building of new features, and help shape our engineering culture and processes.

Our tech stack includes Python, Django, Celery, SASS, Redis, Elasticsearch, Nginx, Gunicorn, Varnish, and Ansible.

About You

You'll be successful if you:

  • Have significant experience working on a complex, high-traffic site, particularly at a startup or software-as-a-service company.
  • Have extensive experience with Django, Python, and other software in our tech stack, with a willingness to learn in those areas where you have less experience.
  • Enjoy working with and collaborating with designers, UX experts, and product managers to create outstanding features.
  • Have experience leading other engineers to ship major features on schedule.
  • Enjoy helping others grow as developers and become successful.
  • Take pride in the quality of the code you write. Your code is readable, testable, and understandable six months later. You adhere to the Zen of Python.
  • Are able to manage complexity in a large project, and incur technical debt only after considering the tradeoffs.
  • Work well in a fast-paced development environment with testing, continuous integration and multiple daily deploys.
  • Can work well with remote developers.
  • Have amazing problem-solving skills.
  • Are interested in journalism, news, media or social media.

With that said, we always encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We understand job requirements often don't allow your unique work history to shine, and we invite you to show us what you know. We are an equal opportunity employer

Remote First

Muck Rack is a remote first company. While we maintain an office in SoHo, NYC, everyone can choose where and when to work, whether it's in the office, at home, in a cafe, or on the beach. Many of our NYC team members spend part of their time working at home. All of our meetings can be attended via video conference, so those not in the office won't miss out. We make use of online tools that facilitate a distributed team, such as Trello, Slack, Google Hangouts, and Screenhero, to name just a few.

How to apply

Send us an email to jobs@muckrack.com with a cover letter explaining how you fit the bill for the requirements listed above. Include links that demonstrate your best work, whether it's a project you created on Github, website you built, software you created, a blog you've written, or something you've made in a completely different medium. Any attachments should be PDF, not MS Word.

Benefits

401k

We offer eligible employees the opportunity to participate in our 401k plan with employer contributions.


Health benefits

You’ll be able to join our health plan which has one of the largest networks of providers in the tri state area. Sawhorse will cover half the cost.


Vacations

We encourage taking real off-the-grid vacations.


Personal development

We encourage everyone to grow their skills and networks and will enable you to attend relevant events, conferences and meetups. We believe in the need to get out of the office and see the world, experience the market and learn from peers.

Equipment

We’ll provide you with a high-end Mac laptop, second screen monitor and anything else you might need to do your job (software, drawing tablets, adapters, etc.).


VIP Shorty Awards Ticket

Whether or not you’re working on the Shorty Awards, you’ll score a VIP invite to the annual Shorty Awards show. We promise it’ll be a blast!


Snacks

We have an ongoing FreshDirect order that everyone can add to to make sure there are delicious and healthy snacks in the office throughout the week.