Director of Engineering, Fusion Media Group

New York

About the Role

Fusion Media Group is seeking an Engineering Lead to help expand and maintain our Kinja publishing platform.  You’ll work together with product managers, designers, and our growing engineering team to develop interesting new product experiences for the company, helping to expand our successful e-commerce campaigns (which have driven approximately $160m in sales to partners) and to improve the platform which powers the company’s beloved brands like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, The Onion, The A.V. Club, ClickHole, The Root, Fusion, and sees in excess of 90 million unique users each month. We’re looking for engineers with a strong passion for building usable, high-performance websites and web applications and who are interested in working with the latest browser and mobile capabilities (we retire support for garbage browsers as fast as possible, you don’t have to worry about IE9 here!) to do so.  The ideal candidate has a drive to learn and a willingness to teach.  They prefer a collaborative approach to design and architecture, no matter how big or small.  This person should be fully comfortable with people management, with a passion for managing team members of different skill sets to drive their careers forward.



The Opportunity

  • Working closely with our Product, Design, and Business teams, lead a group of developers in NYC to create the best possible user experience
  • Conjure up new features and ways to make the ones we have work better
  • Identifying high-value projects and keeping the team focused on these projects
  • Ensure team efficiency and quality of deliverables, and regularly adjusting processes and timelines to ensure high quality is delivered
  • Own large responsibility for producing software that is highly available, monitorable, and maintainable
  • Fully comfortable with people management


This is a full time position at Gizmodo Media's NYC Headquarters.


Required Experience

  • 6+ years experience in web and/or mobile product development
  • Strong fluency in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS and some back-end programming language
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical tradeoffs to less technical colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of tools and practices for building a well-performing modern website
  • Strong product intuition and experience collaborating closely with a variety of stakeholders
  • A personal practice of creating testable, well documented, reusable code
  • A passion for great user experiences on the web (or mobile) and a desire to work with a team that makes this a priority



  • Experience with Scala and/or Play Framework
  • Experience with Backbone.js/Marionette.js, ReactJS, or a comparable frontend framework
  • Experience with modern client-side tooling, such as ES6 and Webpack

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