The Gawker Media Group is the publisher of some of the web's best-loved brands and communities, including the eponymous Gawker and gadget sensation Gizmodo as well as Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, io9, Lifehacker, and Jezebel. Founded in 2002, Gawker Media now reaches over 100 million people around the world each month.

Never having taken outside investment, Gawker is one of the largest independently owned and operated digital media companies in the world. This year, the company releases Kinja, its next-generation blog publishing platform.

Kinja is designed to enable provocative discussion between users -- including readers, editors, sources, and marketers -- and unlike most content management systems is available for anyone on the web to use for free. Leveraging Gawker’s eight owned-and-operated brands and audience, Kinja encourages readers to become participants.

About the Role
We are looking for a Platform Engineer to work on the largest collaborative publishing system on the web: Kinja. Kinja powers well-known sites like Gawker, Lifehacker, Deadspin, and Gizmodo, and sees in excess of 100 million global uniques per month. The ideal candidate must be able to operate in a fast paced, collaborative environment, demonstrate a get-things-done attitude and have a passion for technology.

Minimum Required Skills:

  • 0 - 4 years experience in web development
  • Server side web programming in a mainstream OO programming language (Java, Python or Ruby)
  • Core knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms
  • Extensive programming experience with SQL and NoSQL solutions

Additionally, if you have experience with or interest in at least one of the following areas, you will fit right in:

  • Functional programming (Haskell, Scala, Clojure, OCaml etc.)
  • Scala
  • Play! Framework
  • JVM

How to Apply

This is a full time position at Gawker Media's NYC office with full benefits, including everything from unlimited time off with a sabbatical after four years and fully paid medical insurance to lunch and breakfast once a week.

To apply, please fill out the form below. In the cover letter, be sure to tell us why you're perfect for this job.

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