Software Engineer II - Ziff Media Group

Engineering Austin, Texas


Position at Ziff Media Group

Ziff Media Group reaches over 100 million readers each month through a portfolio of leading digital properties in tech, culture, and shopping. Our brands -- Mashable, PCMag,, BlackFriday, BestBlackFriday,, ExtremeTech, AskMen and TechBargains -- build trust with our readers and fans through inspired and influential storytelling. This trust has led our readers to purchase over $1B of the products and services we’ve recommended each year.

Our Commerce Platform team provides and maintains highly visible technical solutions to one of the core and revenue avenues of our company.  We work together to improve commerce by providing access to merchants, products, and markets on a global scale.  Our solutions must meet demanding standards of performance, availability, and reliability.  To meet our challenges, our team strives to be capable, innovative, helpful, and sustainable.  We welcome new technologies and innovate where we need to.

We need a mid level software engineer to join our team.  The ideal candidate would have some relevant experience, eager to learn and contribute, desires to have a meaningful impact on their surroundings, and become an integral part of a cohesive team.  We need you to help us create, improve and maintain how the commerce platforms interact with our product teams and integrate within our technical ecosystem.  You will be communicating with technical and product resources to plan and develop software that power our core technologies.  Your primary responsibility will be to develop software using modern service oriented architecture and design patterns.  Other aspects of your role may include helping to develop all aspects of a full technical stack, utilize modern integration and deployment processes, continuous education, and mentorship.


  • Frequent, effective, and honest communication
  • Develop consistent and performant software with a low error rate using modern architecture and patterns
  • Develop and maintain relevant and thoughtful testing logic
  • Adhere to integration and deployment processes
  • Some user interface development using modern JS frameworks
  • Help design performant and well-formed data persistence
  • Help identify and utilize optimization techniques

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience with stack technologies:
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • Laravel
    • Git
    • Shell (bash/zsh/etc)
  • 2+ years experience with software practices:
    • OOP
    • MVC
    • SOA

Experience Wishlist

  • Digital Product Affiliate Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • CI/CD
  • GitHub
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Redis
  • Aurora
  • Cloudflare
  • OAuth/OneLogin
  • Kafka
  • Airflow