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Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

A Little About Us:

The Factual is a recently acquired startup by Yahoo that serves as an experimentation arm of Yahoo for the latest technology applied to applications in news. As a part of The Factual team, you'll support the product strategy, roadmap, and execution end-to-end as we build the next-generation of subscription products, connecting our members with more of the things they love to do online.


  • Prototyping and creating production-ready applications based on generative AI

  • Experience in using LLM APIs: Candidates who have used OpenAI or other LLM service APIs and integrating them with existing software applications. Familiarity with the various OpenAI tools and frameworks, such as GPT-3 and Codex

  • Responsible for the definition, design, development, and timely completion of major new features in current and future products

  • Performing code reviews for your peers where you will be learning from and contributing to a collaborative working model

  • Tackling hard engineering and user experience problems and solving them in an elegant and seamless manner.

  • Design and implementation of continuous integration and deployment

  • Taking ownership of features and areas of the web application that will impact millions of users.

  • Collaborating with user experience designers, product managers, and other engineers to deliver new features, enhancements, platform improvements, and bug fixes

  • Collaborate with other engineers to write testable, reliable code, continuously deploying to production systems

  • Growing in a culture of learning through design discussions and code reviews

  • Own, deploy, monitor, and operate large-scale production systems distributed across the globe.

  • Recommend alternative approaches to solving complex problems and use new technology to achieve goals

A lot About You:

  • Strong background in programming

  • Proficient in natural language processing (NLP) techniques and tools, such as tokenization, Part-of-speech (POS) tagging, sentiment analysis, and entity recognition.

  • Proficient in Javascript server-side programming (nodeJS) & Python

  • Experience building web products end-2-end with a deep understanding of web principles

  • Knowledge of administering database technologies like Redis, MySQL on AWS infrastructure

  • Experience setting up and working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments, especially AWS Lambda and other serverless technologies

  • Experience with containerization technology (Docker, ECS)

  • Experience with version control tools (GIT) and build managers (Gradle)

  • Strong grasp of OWASP security principles and how they apply to web applications

  • Able to drive projects to completion with minimal supervision

  • B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) with 6+ year’s experience in Web application development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have experience working closely with product teams, designers, and other developers to create a truly delightful web application experience

  • Experience with CI/CD (Jenkins)

  • Experience with VueJS is a plus

  • Deep functional knowledge or hands-on design experience with Web Services (REST, etc ..) is needed to be successful in this position

  • Solid understanding of ES6

  • Knowledge of browser internals like Javascript engines and ways to tune code for the best performance


Yahoo 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. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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