Software Engineer – Media Engineering

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Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

We are looking for a Software Engineer who is dedicated, results-oriented, and a tenacious problem-solver to join our Media Engineering team at our Santa Monica, CA office. With over 100 million unique visitors per month to our fitness & wellness, design, and publishing sites, our success is based on the stability of our products’ performance, usability, and user experience. As part of our Media Engineering team, you will help provide the technical foundation to make this happen.

Leaf Group is a house of digital brands, creating and cultivating digital-first companies in growing lifestyle categories, including Fitness & Wellness, Art & Design and Publishing. Our media and marketplace brands are authentic and authoritative, reaching a large and growing passionate, creative audience. 

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We look for proactive, accountable people focused on continuous learning and growth to push themselves and our businesses forward. Check us out here.

A big vision calls for a big job.  As we grow, our need for a Software Engineer grows with us.

You’ll Report To: Manager, Engineering

A typical day as a Software Engineer might include:

  • Collaborate with other engineers to build robust, reusable, and maintainable code to support and grow our brands
  • Work closely with our product and design teams to create dynamic UIs, brand building features, and ad products

You’ll be successful if you are a motivated fullstack engineer specialized in frontend technology and have experience building scalable, maintainable, isomorphic sites. The ideal candidate cares about great performance and user experience, and is driven to improve and contribute to our engineering ecosystem.

What You Have:

  • Knowledge in HTML and CSS to create pixel perfect responsive, mobile first websites
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and semantic markup
  • Experience with applications frameworks (Vue, React, Angular)
  • Extensive knowledge of modern JavaScript, including ES6+ features
  • Experience with working with component libraries
  • Experience with building web apps powered by RESTful APIs
  • Comfortable with NPM, Browser Developer Tools, Git, and Code Reviews
  • Deeply care about web performance, loading fast, and staying fast

Nice to have:

  • Experience with TDD or BDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Hands-on experience with development and deployment automation technologies
  • Experience with ad solutions such as DFP and header bidding
  • Familiarity with Node.js and Node.js web frameworks (Express, Fastify)

What We Have:

  • eHow is the 2019 & 2020 People's Choice and official Webby Winner for Social Video/How To-DIY 
  • Well+Good is the 2019 People's Choice winner of the Webby’s Award for Best Lifestyle Brand
  • Leaf Group is among TalentDesk’s 2019 Best Companies To Work For
  • Leaf Group is among the 2019 Built In LA Best Companies To Work For
  • Leaf Group is among Comparably's 2018 Best Companies in Los Angeles
  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award
  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design
  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably
  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.


Agency Disclosure:

If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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Technology we use

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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries

Location

1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What are Leaf Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 3% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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