Lead Software Engineer

Conde Nast Digital New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Cond Nast is home to Wired, Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and more of the world's most celebrated brands. Cond Nast Entertainment (CNE) develops, produces and distributes video content across all of these brands. Our team creates high quality video programming experiences for viewers across every screen, and is led by industry veterans who have built video businesses with billions of monthly views. Since its inception in 2011, CNE has grown rapidly and has an extensive digital distribution network, with more than 37 million subscribers on Youtube and ranks in the top 20 in unique viewers in com

Score's Top 100 Properties.

Job Description

Lead Software Engineer (Cond Nast Entertainment)

About Our Team

We are a small but close-knit team of digital designers, product managers, data analysts and full-stack engineers dedicated to building innovative products. We create meaningful video experiences that directly meet the needs of both our readers and content creators.

Overview of Our Systems

Our main product at CNE is video; we build services, players, and platforms for video production and distribution. CNE video services are used across all Cond Nast brand sites and by well known content distribution partners, globally.

Are We A Good Fit?

Do you love to build things? Are you hungry to learn? Are you passionate about testing, continuous deployment, and code quality? Are you someone that ships products and really do believe that done is better than perfect? Are you interested in applying the latest technologies at a large scale? If so, you sound awesome!


  • Ownership of the end-to-end design, development, deployment and support of projects

  • Partner with users and product management to develop requirements

  • Architect solutions and partner with peer engineers to review designs and incorporate feedback

  • Mentor junior/mid level software engineers and help with their career development

  • Help improve the software development process


  • 8+ years of experience delivering full-stack web products at scale

  • A collaborative, empathetic mindset

  • Client and server-side performance best practices

  • Proficiency with building RESTful APIs

  • Database design (both relational and NoSQL databases)

  • Cloud based infrastructure, preferably on AWS

  • Server-side web application framework (preferably Ruby on Rails or Node.js based frameworks) or system language (preferably Golang)

  • Fluency with HTML, CSS, client-side JavaScript and Node.js

  • Highly proficient in at least one JavaScript application framework (preferably React) and proven experience with modern JavaScript standards

  • Strong attention to detail and empathy for design and usability concerns

Nice to have:

  • Experience with building video first web products and video distribution infrastructure (ie. encoding, adaptive streaming services, video ad server capabilities)

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below and we will review your application as soon as possible. Please note that due to the high level of applications we receive, it is not always possible for us to respond to each applicant in person. Should your profile fit this open position we will contact you within approximately 4 weeks. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Cond Nast is an equal opportunity workplace.

Duties and responsibilities may be adjusted based on years of experience.

Salary is also commensurate with experience.

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