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Senior Software Engineer, Production Tools

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

BuzzFeed’s engineering team runs a lean, iterative development process where we deploy early and often.

We're looking for an experienced engineer who loves building software from scratch, contributes independently and works with other teams including Product, Design, and Infrastructure to deliver our products—this type of collaboration is key to our success!

We offer competitive compensation with stock options, full benefits (401k matching), and tasty perks - including catered lunch twice a week, a well stocked kitchen and bagel Fridays. We host team outings and special events like music breaks and summer film series.

We have engineering wide hack weeks ( and we deeply value open source, giving back to the community by speaking, hosting meetups and contributing to projects we benefit from.

About The Job

We're searching for an experienced, backend focused software engineer to join our Production Tools team in LA. As a senior software engineer within our Production Tools team, you’ll build tools to enable video production, video packaging and video distribution. Captioning, compilations, and transcoding different outputs for syndication is also an area of opportunity in this role.

About You

  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You ship code, and you want your work to be used by millions of people every month.
  • You are diligent when it comes to writing documentation.
  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity.
  • You love discovering solutions to complex problems.

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
  • Our backend services are primarily written in Python, with some Go. We know that good engineers come from a variety of backgrounds and languages – if you don’t know already know those languages, we trust that you’ll be able to learn.
  • We believe in ownership over the entire engineering cycle - the same engineers architect, build, test, deploy, monitor, and run their services.

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 19 cities around the world and more than 1600 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We infuse hard work and fun though 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.

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