Web Engineer - Growth & Engagement team

Engineering - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

Web Engineer – Growth and Engagement team

Flipboard is seeking a full-stack Web Developer to join the Growth & Engagement team.


  • Build infrastructure for high-volume growth systems such as push notifications and emails
  • Drive user acquisition, activation, retention, engagement, and reactivation through targeted, methodical testing and occasional cleverness
  • Collaborate with other engineers, designers, data scientists, and product managers to build high-impact growth experiments
  • Work closely with backend engineering and operations to scale systems
  • Expert knowledge of web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS on the frontend; Java and Python/Ruby experience preferred for backend)
  • Experience with both production-quality code and rapid prototyping
  • Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools such as MapReduce, Hadoop, and Hive
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Familiarity with statistics, machine learning, or data mining a plus
  • Tactical experience with email, notifications, A/B testing or SEO a strong plus
  • Passion and curiosity for understanding user behavior
  • 5+ years shipping code in large-scale production environments
  • BS in computer science or equivalent
  • Links to Github, StackOverflow, or other web presence appreciated
Why Join Flipboard
  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits
Benefits & Perks:
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.