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Senior Software Engineer

Company: Meredith Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Job Title

Senior Software Engineer

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

At MyLife (, we're passionate about helping the world find peace of mind every day and inspired to become the #1 emotional wellness brand in the world. Our apps allow users to check in and engage in short meditations and activities tuned to how they feel. MyLife has been downloaded over 4.5M times, won a Webby People's Voice Award for Best Health App, and been featured by Apple as App of the Day.

We believe in hard work, kindness, dedication, accountability, helping each other, and getting stuff done. If you share those values and want to be part of a team that will impact life for millions, then we'd love to talk to you.

The MyLife company is a member of Synapse Group, Inc, which is a Meredith company

LA candidates preferred, but we are open to remote accommodations for the right person.

Remote available in these states: AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, IL, MD, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX

Offices in Los Angeles, CA and Stamford, CT

Opportunity for Impact

  • If you are obsessed and excited about providing peace of mind and emotional wellness using your extensive technology skills, then this role is for you!
  • You'll work with an exceptional group of engineers working with a wide array of technologies to build our backend systems which support our iOS/Android mobile apps and websites.
  • This is startup minded team within a mature organization operating at large scale that is also in the midst of a transformation. You'll be able to have an impact throughout the organization by advocating for and implementing meaningful change.

Role and Responsibilities (What You'll Do)

  • Build some amazing things, learn, have fun
  • Leverage your technical expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure the team delivers extraordinary results - focusing on creating value, continuous improvement and collaboration
  • Dive deep into tech, helping with architecture, design, and best practices
  • Strive to thoroughly understand customer, business, engineering, and stakeholder needs to provide effective solutions to meet those needs
  • Ensure excellent software development processes
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and work across a broad range of technologies

Professional Qualifications (What You Have)

  • You have 6+ years of hands-on backend software development experience with deep understanding of architecture and design across many frameworks and languages
  • You must know or be willing to learn Ruby / Rails
  • You have seen many projects through from end to end and had a senior role in its development and maintenance
  • You care deeply about your team, customers, architecture, design, quality, and all the little details
  • You listen, communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, and provide solutions with actionable plans
  • You have strong analytical skills and are results-driven
  • You know most of these technologies and are eager to learn the rest quickly as needed - Ruby / Rails, Postgres or equivalent database, Heroku, Firebase, GraphQL, AWS (Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway, etc), Cloudflare
  • You know most of these tools and are eager to learn the rest quickly as needed - GitHub, Amplitude, Data Studio, Google Analytics, Braze, AppsFlyer, Contentful
  • You have extensive experience delivering products in an Agile environment (Scrum / Kanban)
  • B.S. in Computer Science (or equivalent degree or work experience)

Personal Characteristics (Who You Are)

  • Highly effective at creating collaborative relationships across an entire organization
  • High energy and action-oriented with a history of getting things done in complex environments
  • Results oriented, tenacious, but with the ability to know when to push harder and when to look for alternative approaches
  • Both accepting of other people's ideas and confident in your own
  • Values integrity, humility, accountability, creativity, confidence, open-mindedness, reliability, collaboration

Los Angeles, CA candidates preferred, but we are open to remote accommodations for the right person.

Remote available in these states based on candidate's location: AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, IL, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX

Offices in Los Angeles, CA and Stamford, CT. Synapse Group, Inc. is a Meredith company

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


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