1 big thing: Axios HQ is an AI-powered software that helps organizations of all sizes plan, write, and send essential comms that boost trust, transparency, and alignment. Learn more about Axios HQ:

Why it matters: Our Senior Software Engineer (Backend focus) will play an integral role in driving the vision for Axios HQ as a standalone SaaS company.

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios HQ through the following responsibilities:

  • Support the creation and evolution of our flagship product, Axios HQ
  • Write clean, well-documented, and well-tested code using best practices
  • Collaborate with Axios HQ platform, product, and design teams to ensure we quickly ship and iterate on high-quality products
  • Mentor and coach members of the team through pair-programming and empathetic code review
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and advise the team on best practices to implement
  • Implement secure systems
  • Routinely optimize application code for performance and scale optimizations
  • Conceptualize and implement solutions for data storage
  • Maintain highly available systems

 

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios HQ’s mission and values - raise the bar, stay curious, be inclusive, always, and champion each other - and have the following skills/experience:

  • 7+ years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Experience working with technologies like Python, Django, FastAPI, Celery
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, PostgreSQL
  • Experience with scaling an API platform
  • Experience building data pipelines. Experience with AWS Kinesis/Athena is a plus.
  • Large capacity for attention to detail
  • Able to recommend simpler implementation approaches that will help the team move quickly

 

Don’t forget: 

  • Axios HQ believes in fair and equitable pay. Base salary for this role is in the range of $145,000-$160,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills.
  • Health insurance (options include 100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Fertility and family planning coverage
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid parental leave
  • 401K, plus company match
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Company equity
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

 

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This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios HQ makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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