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Founding Engineer, Next-Generation Content Platform

News Break

News Break

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 16, 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

About the Role

We're looking for a Lead Engineer with a visionary approach to technology and a passion for building scalable, high-performance platforms. In this pivotal role, you will be leading the core engineering effort to bring our next-generation content platform to life. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead the technical direction of a platform that will shape the future of digital content creation, distribution, and monetization.


  • Technical Leadership: Drive the technical roadmap and architecture for the content platform, ensuring scalability, performance, and security. Lead the development team in implementing cutting-edge technologies and practices.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Product Manager to align the technical vision with business goals and user needs. Facilitate a seamless workflow between the engineering team and cross-functional partners.
  • Innovation: Champion innovation by exploring and integrating advanced technologies and methodologies that enhance the platform's capabilities. Foster a culture of creativity and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Engineering Excellence: Oversee the entire development lifecycle, from concept through deployment and support. Implement best practices in coding, testing, and deployment to ensure high-quality product delivery.
  • Team Leadership: Build and mentor a high-caliber engineering team. Promote professional growth and foster a collaborative, inclusive environment.
  • Problem Solving: Tackle complex technical challenges with innovative solutions. Drive decision-making processes that affect the platform's architecture and performance.


  • Extensive experience in software development, with a strong background in building scalable, high-performance mobile/web platforms.
  • Proven track record of technical leadership and project management in a dynamic development environment.
  • Expertise in modern programming languages and frameworks.
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies, microservices architectures, and containerization.
  • Strong understanding of content management systems, digital media publishing, and online monetization strategies.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to lead and inspire a team.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Why Join Us

  • Leadership: Take the lead in building a platform that will change the content landscape.
  • Innovation: Work with cutting-edge technologies and be a part of pioneering solutions.
  • Impact: Have a direct impact on how content is created, distributed, and consumed.
  • Culture: Thrive in a culture that values innovation, collaboration, and diversity.
  • Growth: Benefit from endless opportunities for professional development in a fast-growing company.
  • Ready to redefine content creation and distribution? If you're passionate about building the future of digital media and have the skills to back it up, we want to hear from you. Join us in crafting a platform that empowers creators and delights audiences across the US.


We offer competitive benefits package:

  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • FSA 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
$200,000$260,000 USD