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Software Engineer, Core Content at Hearst Magazine Media Inc.

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Hearst Magazines Digital Media reaches more than 100 million people around the world every month on digital platforms connected to loved and trusted brands like Cosmopolitan, Delish, Esquire, Elle, Runner’s World, and 29 television stations.

You'll join a diverse, supportive community of engineers who are creating a modern content technology stack built from the ground up to give our users, editors, and advertisers tools that enable them to tell amazing stories. 

We’re using modern web technologies to do this, like JavaScript (Node.js and React), Python, and PHP. We’re building an open, service-oriented platform driven by APIs, and belief in crafting simple, elegant solutions to complex technological and product problems.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate Full-Stack software engineer who is eager to learn and contribute to team success. We’re looking for someone who can quickly pick up a new framework and implement thoughtful solutions within it, writing clean, object-oriented code. We believe that the best candidate will be considerate of their teammates and highly value collaboration. 

This role can be based out of our Lehigh Valley, PA office or our NYC headquarters. Come join us!


  • Be part of a development team that innovates and creates modern tools and features that will be used across the entire Hearst content platform.

  • Participate in key software design, working directly with other engineers, the product team, DevOps, and the editorial team.

Desired Qualities:

  • Takes initiative to constantly improve individually and as a part of a team.

  • 2 years’ experience in a role building software for consumer-facing web applications, preferably large-scale and content-focused.

  • The ability to take a feature or service to full completion, from working with our back-end tech through front-end implementation.

  • Proficiency with JavaScript / ES6 standards / front-end development.

  • Familiarity with Python or PHP.

  • Eager to learn any other languages/frameworks that apply.

Bonus Points for:

  • RESTful API integration.

  • Redux, or other state management libraries.

  • Distributed service-oriented architecture systems.

  • Relational databases / data models.

  • Working in an Agile development team (Scrum highly desired).

  • Performance tuning / caching strategies.

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related field.