Senior Software Engineer – Mobile

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TED Conferences
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TED creates, produces and distributes audio and video media (most famously TED Talks) to millions of people around the world. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of mobile apps and their accompanying backend systems which deliver TED content to a diverse landscape of people using myriad devices. You will work directly with designers, developers and product owners to take new features and products from conception to production.

4+ years of professional experience in software development.
Expert-level knowledge of Javascript in both frontend and backend applications.
Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and other web front-end technologies.
Experience with React, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, git, version control best practices, and the Unix command line.
It’s a plus to have experience with React Native, native iOS and Android development, AWS and/or Firebase, and video streaming technologies
An insatiable curiosity for technology, software and IoT.
Must be a self-starter who will stop at nothing to clear blockers and ship products.
Must be a ferocious debugger who is unfazed by complex toolchains, immature SDKs and emerging technologies.
Values cross-functional collaboration
Values a diverse workplace


Develop the apps that stream TED’s media to millions of users
Develop conference technology apps that facilitate first-class conference experiences both in-person and remotely
Develop and maintain the backend systems that support the apps, with an eye towards performance and scale.
Experiment with new technologies and share discoveries with the team
Foster growth and support other engineers through constructive, collaborative code reviews
Clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders
Willingness to contribute however possible to ensure overall effectiveness of position
Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time
Travel: Upon request / as needed


Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employees
Paid family leave
Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you’re eligible for additional paid time off)
Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being
401k with match

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