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VP of Engineering (Remote) at Daily Kos (Kos Media LLC) (allows remote)

Posted almost 2 years ago

LOCATION: Oakland, CA preferred, but remote considered for right candidate


Daily Kos is the nation’s largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. Powered by millions of dedicated activists, we’re transforming media and organizing by empowering regular Americans to reshape politics.


We are seeking an experienced VP of Engineering to manage and scale our growing engineering team. This person will set and achieve our engineering strategy and goals by working closely with leadership and the product team to deliver what’s next for Daily Kos, ensure the maintenance and performance of the existing systems and features, grow the engineering team and demonstrate technical leadership. This person should expect to consistently, collaboratively and efficiently deliver engineering excellence.


Daily Kos is an exciting workplace! Our site is used by hundreds of thousands of people a day who care deeply about progressive politics and are working to affect real political change. We provide an extensive feature set that extends from blogging to activism and beyond, built on top of a modern tool chain that includes Rails, React, Varnish, Nginx, RDS/MySQL, Haskell, Nix, ElasticSearch, and AWS. We have an energized team of great people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. If you’re interested in a position that offers more than just a technical challenge, we’d love to hear from you.


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SALARY RANGE: $180,000 - $200,000


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This position is a 40 hour/week, full-time exempt position and reports to the Chief Technical Officer. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States. The position offers a flexible work environment, the ability to work remotely or from home, competitive salary, excellent benefits including: full medical, dental and vision benefits, optional 401K with a company match, professional development stipend, a generous vacation package, as well as employer-paid maternity/family leave. Our organizational commitment to personal growth and work-life balance reduces churn and encourages a very rewarding long term position.


At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective activists, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We have a team of amazing people with different backgrounds and talents that are energized by the day’s news events, and people united by common cause. We’re a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.


Women, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals strongly encouraged to apply.

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