Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines


Software Engineer – Python

Why Hearst Magazines?

Hearst Magazines is one of the largest publishers in the world, with more than 25 brands, including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and O the Oprah Magazine. We reach more than 150 million people every month in the United States alone.

But we’re more than just our magazines. We engage our audience across all mediums and channels – print, digital, video and social – with sophisticated content creation, distribution and data capabilities. We create, package and sell products with cutting-edge technology and proprietary platforms. Together, we are reinventing publishing for the 21st century.

Location: For the safety of our employees, our offices are closed. Upon re-opening, WFH arrangements will be considered.

Your Impact:

Media Platforms is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Rex team, a dynamic group of cross-functional engineers who work on the backbone of Hearst’s top-tier video and content distribution systems. From designing and building our next generation platform to ensuring the quality and uptime of our existing systems, the ideal candidate to join this group values best-in-class technology, extremely supportive peers, and the autonomy to find the right solution for every problem.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build the next generation of our world class video publishing system using industry leading providers and technologies.
  • Work on a high throughput content distribution platform serving Hearst’s many acclaimed brands.
  • Participate in product and software design discussions, working directly with other engineers, product and design teams, DevOps, and other stakeholders.
  • Use well-reasoned, appropriate design patterns and best practices.

Who You Are:

  • You take initiative to constantly improve individually and as a part of a team.
  • You have 3-5 years of experience building web applications and services.
  • You have the ability to take a feature to full completion – from inception through design, implementation, delivery, and post-release in an iterative agile environment.
  • You have experience with server-side programming in Python, Go, or other similar languages. You’re not tied to a specific language or technology and you’re able to quickly adapt and learn new skills.
  • You have experience designing database schemas, querying for data, and optimizing existing queries in PostgreSQL.
  • You write tests to improve the quality, modularity, and maintainability of your code.
  • You have an understanding of, and experience with, concurrency and asynchronous programming and relational and non-relational databases and data models.
  • You have a CS degree or equivalent real-world experience and knowledge of CS fundamentals.

Bonus Points! Experience with:

  • Docker
  • Cloud development – Amazon AWS and Google Cloud
  • ElasticSearch

About Hearst Magazines

How We Work We are defined by small autonomous teams with a strong sense of ownership. We are tenacious problem solvers and don’t just think about solving problems at the surface level. We go beyond that, and are always anticipating how we can make our clients more successful in their day-to-day. We provide the environment and support needed for our team of software designers, engineers, and product managers to deliver the best architectures, and designs from self-organized teams. Our highest priority is to satisfy the end user and continuously deliver valuable software solutions to our clients in 2-3 week sprints. Our agile processes promote sustainable development in an evolving industry with stakeholder touch points throughout the projects lifecycle.  Our Values We are inclusive. We respect each other and strive to build inclusive experiences for our users and team. Everyone has a voice. We communicate and are transparent. We keep our teams informed. We educate other teams about our work and why it is important to the company and how it may affect them. We are accountable. We are committed to our teams, support each other, and follow through on the things we say we’re going to do. We are engaged. We actively participate in team conversations and ask questions. We collaborate. We help our teammates and ask for help when we need it. We have fun. We make time to build relationships with our peers. We are responsive. We celebrate our wins and learn from our failures. We are open to growth. We are always learning by giving and receiving feedback. We are always developing new skills. We put users first. By making intuitive user experience we bring value to our products. We create the highest-quality products that our users love. Our work is valuable and we measure success based on data and what we deliver to our users. We embrace the product design process and embrace change. We value each other's time. We honor each other's time-commitments and constraints. We take time to rest and recharge.