Engineering Manager

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powertofly approved What BuzzFeed Has to Offer:

BuzzFeed literally helped PowerToFly get off the ground. They were one of our first hiring partners when we launched about four years ago. On top of that, their executives backed us as angel investors. Both Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed's Founder and CEO, and Greg Coleman, BuzzFeed's President, wrote checks to turn our dream into a reality (and they continue to advise our founders, an unmeasurable value). We also got significant seed funding from two of BuzzFeed's board members - Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau.

Needless to say, BuzzFeed is completely invested in making PowerToFly a success, and that means hiring more women through the platform. BuzzFeed has certainly done that. Countless women have been hired by BuzzFeed through PowerToFly like Paola Matta who started out as an English Major before writing code.

BuzzFeed tech teams take pride in designing elegant solutions to challenging problems, creating quality software, and promoting best practices for writing maintainable, well­-tested code. We build for scale and support millions of users globally by default. BuzzFeed products and content distribution have grown massively in the past few years both within our editorial teams and products.

The Revenue Infrastructure team is looking for an experienced engineering manager who can lead a team, contribute independently, and work with peers from other disciplines including Product, Design, Data Science, and Infrastructure to deliver great products. BuzzFeed’s engineering team runs a lean, iterative development process where we deploy early and often.

You will be responsible for owning a wide range of services that help enable our business stakeholders execute on campaigns efficiently, data pipelines and API’s that power both internal and consumer facing services, and create solutions that leverage big data and tech to ultimately impact the bottom line of the entire organization.

We’d love for you to join us on this journey 🚀!

About The Job

BuzzFeed engineering leads take initiative and drive technical and organizational improvement through standards, tooling and mentorship. Our managers are proactive and forward thinking with process improvements and evangelise thoughtfully and enthusiastically through the entire organization.

In this role you will lead a team building the next generation of products, reaching an audience of over 200 million people every month. You will collaborate with engineers, product managers, designers and data scientists to build high-quality, engaging user experiences.

You will report to a Director based in our New York office. You will act as a technical lead as well as a people manager, directly managing 3-5 software engineers.

About You

  • You are empathetic, curious, and pragmatic
  • You care about “the engineering experience”
  • You mentor and facilitate the growth of the people around you
  • You carefully weigh the tradeoffs of any technology, knowing that they are simply tools that help you achieve your goals
  • You take pride in discovering simple and elegant solutions to complex problems
  • You are constantly learning and re-evaluating previous assumptions
  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity
  • You follow the “continuous delivery” model

About our Tech stack

  • Python / Go
  • AWS, GCP
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Source Control (Git)
  • Databases (MySQL, Redis, Cassandra, Redshift, BigQuery, ElasticSearch)
  • Infrastructure Tools (Docker, ECS, Terraform)
  • Messaging systems (NSQ)
  • Monitoring / Instrumentation (Nagios, DataDog, StatsD)
  • Frontend (React, Redux, T3.js, Sass)
  • Service Oriented Architecture 

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 18 cities around the world including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Sydney, São Paulo, and Tokyo. Our employees are reporters, writers, multi-hyphenate producers, data scientists, designers, engineers, creatives, brand strategists, and more.

BuzzFeed publishes news stories, investigations, lists and videos about identity and experience, quizzes, recipes, and cartoons across our site and mobile apps, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and more. We use proprietary technology and modern data metrics to continuously test, learn, and optimize. Our workflow and products are constantly evolving to better serve our audience.

At BuzzFeed, we foster a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, humble confidence, and infusing hard work and fun. As an employee, you’ll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, and no work on your birthday! But most importantly, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world. Come join us!

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

We're a community of women leveraging our connections into top companies to help underrepresented women get the roles they've always deserved. Simultaneously, we work to build truly inclusive hiring processes and environments where women can thrive and not just survive.
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Engineering Manager