BuzzFeed is hiring a

Software Engineer

Los Angeles, United States

BuzzFeed is seeking a Software Engineer who is passionate about building amazing products. We’re looking for someone that will help take the back-end services that support our website, mobile web, and mobile apps to the next level. This is a great opportunity to make a big impact as an integral part of our development team.

We offer competitive compensation with stock options, full benefits (401(k) matching), and tasty perks - including catered lunch twice a week, a well stocked kitchen and bagel Fridays. We have team outings and host special events like music breaks and summer film series.

We have two Engineering-wide hack weeks a year ( We deeply value open source and give back to the community by speaking, hosting meetups and contributing to projects we benefit from.

This job is based in our LA office. 

 About You

  • You love coding and building web applications.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You ship code, and you want your work to be used by millions of people every month.
  • You love dynamic languages.
  • You are diligent when it comes to writing documentation.
  • You can go full-stack if you need to (JS, AJAX, HTML).
  • You value repeatability, resilience, observability, and operational simplicity.
  • You love discovering solutions to complex problems. 

About The Job

We have a lean, iterative development process where we integrate and deploy code often. We're looking for a talented, motivated individual who can work both independently and collaboratively, and loves building great products. We need to build for scale and support millions of users. We work closely with other teams within Tech including Product, Design, and Infrastructure to deliver our products—this type of collaboration is key to our success!


  • Python / Go
  • AWS
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Source Control (Git)
  • Databases (MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch)
  • Messaging systems (NSQ, Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
  • Monitoring / Instrumentation (Nagios, Munin, Graphite, Ganglia, StatsD)
  • Service Oriented Architecture

About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the social news and entertainment company. BuzzFeed is redefining online advertising with its social, content-driven publishing technology. BuzzFeed provides the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of 200MM.