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[JOB] UI Engineer, The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion from big personalities in politics, pop culture, world news and more.  Fiercely independent, our stories are infused with irreverent intelligence.  We are an IAC company, located in their stunning headquarters on Manhattan’s West Side.  The Daily Beast is in the process of transforming our publication’s technology stack to allow for flexibility and experimentation, and we looking for a User Interface Engineer.

The technology team is full of intelligent and enthusiastic engineers, focused on delivering the best experience for our readers.  We are constantly evolving our skills and practices, and are not afraid to experiment.  “Code as craft” is a mantra around here, and we believe in solving problems as a team…lone gunmen need not apply.  We recognize that learning from each other to grow our individual skills is the way to build the best software possible, and to thrive professionally.

We are looking for an engineer who not only writes readable, efficient code, but can focus on optimizing our HTML markup and CSS for mobile and desktop platforms to provide the optimal reading experience. You will work intimately with our Product and Design teams to craft experiences of which we can be proud.



– Have 5+ years experience creating pixel-perfect, performant HTML5/CSS/JS interfaces

– Have strong semantic markup skills, with a belief in minimizing DOM nodes while maximizing awesomeness

– Have a deep understanding of DOM/CSS rendering performance, painting, and compositing across platforms, including techniques for profiling performance

– Have experience developing with SASS (bonus points for telling us why it’s better than LESS)

– Have strong git fu

– Have experience creating mobile web interfaces, and can talk confidently about the idiosyncrasies of various mobile browsers

– Can talk our ear off about why you prefer the built-in dev tools in Chrome/Safari/Firefox

– Have familiarity with client-side MVC frameworks like AngularJS, Ember, or Backbone a plus

– Have an understanding of SEO best practices  (bonus points if You can get us to the top of DuckDuckGo results.)