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Software Engineer (Junior & New Grad)

News Break

News Break

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app, boasting 60 million monthly active users and clinching the top spot in the news category on both Google Play and the App Store.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

Mountain View, California, United States

This role is hybrid with 4 days onsite.


  • Assist the architecting, designing, and implementing of features for various NewsBreak products at massive scale with data-driven iteration.
  • Help with the definition and implementation of content processing, management and delivery process of both User generated content and Platform generated content.
  • Improve recommendation user experience by optimizing distributed backend services performance and focus on both scale and reliability.
  • Collaborate with Machine Learning Experts to build infrastructures to support state-of-the-art Machine Learning systems including Ranking, NLP and Computer Vision.



  • BS with 2 year+ working experience or MS in Computer Science or related fields.
  • Experience with software development processes including: source control, bug tracking and design documentation.
  • Proficiency in Java/C++, object-oriented programming, and component-oriented architecture.


  • Industry experience in one of these fields: Recommendation, Search, Online Advertising and Content Management System.
  • Industry experience in building Large scale distributed backend systems.
  • Systematic data driven problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of drive.


We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family (100% coverage for employee)
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • FSA, HSA and commuter benefits programs
  • Team activity budget
The US base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Pay may vary based on a number of factors including job-related skills, level, experience, geographic location and relevant education or training. At NewsBreak, we design our overall rewards package to attract top talents. Depending on the position, the role may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and options. Your recruiter can share more details during the hiring process.
Annual Base Pay Range
$125,000$155,000 USD