Senior Software Engineer - Mobile

Ted Conferences
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Budget Hourly
Flexibility Full remote
Preferred timezone Central Europe Standard Time

About this job

Required experience: Senior experience
Minimal education: Bachelor degree
Employment type: Full time
Role: Senior Software Engineer
Category: IT Jobs

Job description

Position overview:

TED creates, produces and distributes audio and video media (most famously TED Talks) to millions of people around the world. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of mobile apps and their accompanying backend systems which deliver TED content to a diverse landscape of people using myriad devices. You will work directly with designers, developers and product owners to take new features and products from conception to production.


  • 4+ years of professional experience in software development.
  • Expert-level knowledge of Javascript in both frontend and backend applications.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and other web front-end technologies.
  • Experience with React, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, git, version control best practices, and the Unix command line.
  • It’s a plus to have experience with React Native, native iOS and Android development, AWS and/or Firebase, and video streaming technologies
  • An insatiable curiosity for technology, software and IoT.
  • Must be a self-starter who will stop at nothing to clear blockers and ship products.
  • Must be a ferocious debugger who is unfazed by complex toolchains, immature SDKs and emerging technologies.
  • Values cross-functional collaboration
  • Values a diverse workplace


  • Develop the apps that stream TED’s media to millions of users
  • Develop conference technology apps that facilitate first-class conference experiences both in-person and remotely
  • Develop and maintain the backend systems that support the apps, with an eye towards performance and scale.
  • Experiment with new technologies and share discoveries with the team
  • Foster growth and support other engineers through constructive, collaborative code reviews
  • Clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders
  • Willingness to contribute however possible to ensure overall effectiveness of position
  • Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time
  • Travel: Upon request / as needed


  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employees
  • Paid family leave
  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 2-week summer break and 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)
  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being
  • 401k with match

We thank all the candidates who have shown interest in our company, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


About the Ted Conferences


New York, United States


51-200 employees


Media & Broadcasting


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