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Her Campus is an award-winning global media brand for the empowered college woman. Our mission is to equip young women everywhere to be their best selves and achieve their biggest life and career ambitions in college and beyond. We reach an audience of over 144 million people every month across our digital, experiential, influencer, and on campus platforms, and are proud to be a career-launching springboard for our 13,000+ student contributors at more than 380 chapters around the world. In addition, we monetize our audience and programs to provide full service, integrated college marketing programs for the world’s top brands including The New York Times, L’Oreal, Apple, Tinder, and more.
Successful HC’ers embody our core values of Over-achieving, Entrepreneurial, Innovative, Action-oriented, Collaborative, and Passionate. We are looking for ambitious, visionary people who can “be the change” and contribute confidently to our products, culture, and business strategy. We believe the future is female, and Her Campus powers the females of the future.Job Description
About the role
We are hiring a Tech Lead to lead all engineering, architecture, and technical initiatives, scale our publishing platform, expand our advertising offerings, and help us deliver delightful, world class experiences for our audience and contributors. This is a one-of-a-kind role for a true self starter who jumps at the opportunity to be our first technical hire, to lead and grow a team, and to contribute not only with code, but as a member of our Leadership Team, directly driving our business strategy and mission.
Team: One site architect/engineer (on long-term contract). You will work closely on a daily basis with our Co-founder/Chief Product Officer and Associate Product Manager. We anticipate growing the engineering team under your leadership.
You will inherit two small-medium sized Drupal codebases and will have the power to lead discussions on refactoring and/or replatforming as needed
Establish best practices for software development, devops, data-driven design, IT, and other technical aspects
Write and deploy clean, scalable code and documentation for backend and frontend site components to deliver beautiful authoring and reading experiences for our users
Work closely with product management team to plan features, estimate work, and clarify specifications
Set product roadmap for work pertaining to refactoring/replatforming, scalability, performance, security, tech debt, and general maintenance
Represent the engineering department within company Leadership Team, providing updates and guiding technical strategy
Contribute initially as a solo software engineer and eventually grow, lead, and mentor an engineering team
Triage and fix bugs and systems/devops issues
Closely monitor industry best practices, trends, and applicable technologies
A minimum of 3 years working as a software engineer on consumer-facing web applications
Confidence working within full stack, with emphasis on back-end, ideally PHP
Familiarity with Drupal, Wordpress, or other content management systems
Strong problem-solving skills and bias to think like an architect
Strong communication skills and ability to clearly describe technical problems, best practices, and your approach to non-technical colleagues
Ability to work independently and be the decision-maker on engineering, architecture, management, and other matters
Passion for Her Campus’s mission, products, and users
This position includes a base salary plus opportunities for performance bonuses, with benefits including Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan with company matching, commute stipend, unlimited vacation days, generous number of company-wide paid holidays, fun yet focused office environment, and more.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples along with your application. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
Please note: Her Campus Media hopes to recruit and advance minorities, women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and veterans—we welcome and encourage all applicants. Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community of women we serve.