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Engineering Manager- News

New York City, NY, United States

In the past five years, BuzzFeed News has grown from a small social news upstart into an international news organization with reach as wide as any other legacy media company. BuzzFeed News now has more than 300 reporters and editors worldwide and was recently named Website of the Year at the British Press Awards. As we continue to expand the impact of BuzzFeed News, we’re looking for an engineering manager with experience developing web products at scale to build the next generation of BuzzFeed News products.


BuzzFeed tech teams take pride in designing elegant, simple solutions to challenging problems, creating quality software and promoting best practices for writing maintainable, well­-tested code.  BuzzFeed’s engineering team runs a lean, iterative development process where we deploy early and often. We need to 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, with groundbreaking news investigations and new brands such as Tasty.


You would be joining a fast-paced company packed full of highly-engaged people with the thirst to do great things through dedication to data and giving a voice to marginalised groups. As an Engineering Manager, you’ll lead a small team with huge impact!


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

About the role:


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 BuzzFeed News 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 Sr. 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.


  • Lead technical initiatives and manage career growth for your team
  • Work collaboratively with other teams across tech; other technical leaders and design/product/qa
  • Own the output and day-to-day operations of your team
  • Help translate business goals to technical projects
  • Hands on with code. Code reviews; architecture reviews

About You:

  • You adapt quickly to change.
  • You empathize with BuzzFeed audiences.
  • You are a compassionate leader who has experience training & skill building.
  • You excel at leading and delivering on complex projects.
  • You are diligent when it comes to writing documentation.
  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity.
  • You love discovering solutions to complex problems.
  • You work collaboratively and understand the importance of cross-functional communication to effectively deliver products

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 19 cities around the world and more than 1500 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We fuse hard work and fun through a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, and humble confidence. 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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