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The Atlantic Senior Engineer, Habit (The Atlantic) in New York, New York

The Atlantic has, for more than 160 years, advanced ideas that matter and sparked global conversation on the most important issues of our time. We aim to bring clarity and original thinking to questions of consequence, on topics ranging from politics, the economy, and global affairs to technology, science, and culture. As the third-longest-running magazine in America, we find ourselves at a remarkable moment: one of both continuation and transformation, of upholding our legacy while continuously reinventing ourselves for the future.

The Atlantic is seeking an enthusiastic, seasoned technologist for our new Habit team, a team central to our journalistic and digital subscription ambitions. In this pivotal role, you will closely collaborate with colleagues in Editorial, Growth, Product, Design, and Data Science to bring new features to our readers across multiple products in our portfolio.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic is a digital-first media company with more than 160 years of history and serving 36 million readers a month. As a technical organization, we use a wide range of technologies - including AWS, Python, TypeScript, React, and GraphQL - and are actively evaluating new solutions to improve our workflow and products. As a team, we value curiosity and willingness to learn over specific technical experience.

The Habit Team

The mission of our new Habit team is to facilitate deeper relationships with readers across our product portfolio. This team will:

Create the cross-platform services and "sticky" product features that allow users to engage more personally with The Atlantic.

Architect, implement and operate our next-generation, cross-platform homepage and landing pages .

Expand and enhance our email newsletters.

Partner with our external mobile development team to support our flagship iOS app and expand our native app footprint to Android.

Create tooling and services to deliver native email and mobile notifications to our readers at the most opportune time.

Pioneer several new user-facing features, including native app search, cross-device save, and follow author/series infrastructure.

As an Engineer

You are a strong communicator: You can distill complex technical ideas for a diverse set of stakeholders. You can write clear and concise documentation.

You are a critical thinker: Given high-level requirements for a feature, you can independently formulate a solution. You relish an opportunity to help architect new systems, services or platforms from the ground up.

You are a pragmatic technologist: You gravitate towards the simplest viable solution. You value quality, but don't let a desire for perfection draw your work off of the critical path.

You are a dedicated learner: You keep up-to-date on your core technology proficiencies, interesting new language frameworks, trends in software deployment and other developments relevant to building quality systems.

You have a growth mindset: Although you have a suite of proven tools you can always fall back on, you remain open to new approaches and can judge when such approaches are ready for prime time.

You have a team-first mentality: You are available and approachable to assist and unblock colleagues. You have creative ideas about how to foster positive working relationships. You care deeply about the people you work with and are excited to contribute to others' success.

Although we are operating in remote-only mode due to COVID-19 until at least July 2021, we are looking for a candidate who will be able to commute into our Washington, DC, or New York City offices when it is safe to do so.

Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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