Software Engineer - Tools & Operations

Company Description:

At NewsCred, our mission is to help brands tell exceptional stories that drive business results. We believe this is the future of marketing, and it can make peoples’ lives better – and improve the internet, too.

The truth is, when we started NewsCred, we didn’t know much about marketing. But we did know, as individuals, that we weren’t satisfied with the way brands marketed to us.  Fast-forward to today: We’re now the world’s leading content marketing company. We build software that supports marketers in content planning, creation, publishing, and analysis. We help brands speak to their audiences by providing both bespoke original content and content licensed from the world’s leading publishers. Finally, as pioneers in our industry, we provide unique professional services to ensure that our customers find measurable success through content marketing.

NewsCred exists because of the simply stated but enormously difficult challenge that marketers have in publishing wonderful content that actually helps us, the individuals that they are ultimately trying to reach.

Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @newscred

Job Description:

NewsCred is a startup that's rounding the bend into maturity. Our cowboy days are behind us--we have management that understands the value of good tools and constant refactoring, and we've made a significant investment to put in place continuous delivery with pervasive testing and monitoring--but there's still more we want to do to speed up the development cycle and improve reliability. In particular, we're working on splitting up a few monolithic applications into smaller services, and our tooling needs to evolve to make it easier to create and manage a larger number of services.

We're looking for an engineer who will partner with application developers to build tools that help them get great software out the door faster. Application developers are responsible for deploying and managing their own services in production; your job is to help them do it as efficiently as possible. You should be comfortable with the fundamentals of system administration, but also have significant software development experience, because the role involves building software for infrastructure automation. You will also be responsible for administering a few shared services such as ntp, pip/apt/npm repos, and logstash.

Our product includes a web-based application that our customers use to plan and execute marketing campaigns, analytics that help them measure the success of these campaigns, and an ingestion pipeline that pulls in and organizes full-text content from thousands of news sources. Our engineering department is organized in small, autonomous teams that are as self-sufficient and independent as possible, allowing us to maintain our scrappy, entrepreneurial culture as we grow.


The Stack

We’re not dogmatic about specific technologies but here’s a list of some of the stuff we’re using:

  • Python
  • Django
  • Node
  • AngularJS
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Ansible
  • Elasticsearch
  • Redis
  • Spark
  • Redshift
  • Kinesis
  • Logstash
  • Fabric
  • Nagios
  • Jenkins

About You
You love creating software so much that it’s disconcerting to your family and friends. The idea of game night and free lunch sound fun. You find few things as satisfying as reading and writing beautiful code and you plan on pushing some code on your first day. You’re irresistibly curious about the latest emerging technologies. You may or may not have a computer science degree, and you may have worked in DevOps, or more specifically, with Tools & Operations.

Qualification Requirements

  • Experience developing and deploying cloud-based distributed systems
  • Knowledge of Unix or Linux system administration and tools, e.g. NTP, LDAP
  • 3+ years experience with infrastructure-as-code tools such as ansible, CloudFormation.

NewsCred is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information: 

What we can offer you!

  • Everything we talk about in our “How We Work” document
  • Best-in-class compensation plans and equity in the company
  • The opportunity to work with some of the smartest minds in the industry
  • All-company Demo Day/catered lunches on Friday
  • Our culture, which is the most important thing we offer: A place to do your best work and a chance for your voice to be heard in a democratic environment as we shape a high-growth industry. This is your company.

And of course we also have:

  • Great benefits, including medical, vision, and dental, a 401k match, ping pong tables, and a generous vacation policy. And massage days (Don’t worry, it’s by a professional)

Come see why our culture has won numerous awards, including Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Workplaces and a spot on the 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising + Marketing for the second year in a row!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please, no third-party resumes for this role. Candidates submitted by agencies will not be reviewed.

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