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Senior Back-end Engineer, Yahoo News

Yahoo

Yahoo

Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that reaches hundreds of millions of people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

A Little About Us

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

At Yahoo News, we are laser-focused on making discovery delightful and becoming the world’s best curator for our 35 million daily users and expanding our distribution to more platforms to meet millions more users where they are. Building the best guide to the Internet (and the world) requires building the best team.

A Lot About You

  • You excel at explaining technical concepts to anyone and everyone. People enjoy collaborating with you

  • You have a bias for action. When you see problems, you solve them

  • You are extremely curious. You are constantly interested in how the software you interact with works “under the hood”

  • You are customer focused–regardless of whether the customer is an external user or an internal team

  • You know that writing code isn’t the end of the process, and you delight in understanding how that code is running in production, looking at metrics, and planning improvements

Responsibilities

  • You would work in existing architecture that serves millions of requests via java web applications

  • You would be part of defining the foundations of the infrastructure that will power the next generation of products at Yahoo, using the latest in cloud services, frameworks and open source tools

  • Help to scope, plan, and implement best-in-class software practices, procedures, and delivery

  • Contribute to implementation guidelines and execution strategy for your team’s goals

  • Collaborate with your peers, product managers, and engineering leaders on new features and enhancements

Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

  • Experience with architecting infrastructure in AWS

  • Experience architecting, implementing and maintaining web server applications

  • Experience with

  • Familiarity with back end web application frameworks and open source tools

  • Knowledge of modern CI/CD systems and methodologies

  • Predisposition towards testing, instrumentation, and documentation.

  • Familiarity with Javascript and NodeJS

We encourage candidates who may not check all the boxes to apply

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.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.