Current Openings

Full Stack Web Developer

Technology Team | New York, NY OR Atlanta, GA

Position Overview

HowStuffWorks, Inc. is looking for a Full Stack Web developer to work in our New York or Atlanta office. This position will build web applications and other front-end experiences using the latest features found in the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications; as well as both jQuery and in-house Javascript libraries. This position includes development and maintenance of software in keeping with our architectural standards. This position also has backend development and significant work with relational databases

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new software and work on various associated development tasks in accordance with pertinent established standards.
  • Participates in a cross-functional team and requires working successfully independently and collaboratively with other team members both internally and externally with other departments.
  • Read and review functional specifications and test cases to ensure accuracy and develop understanding of business requirements.
  • Perform code reviews to ensure best practices and standards across team members.
  • Monitor bug tracking (Jira) queue for tasks and update tasks with relevant information in a timely fashion.
  • Provides input into project technology issues and direction.
  • Understand scalability issues and adapt systems to evolving user and business needs
  • Recommend competitive advantages gained by emerging technologies.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years PHP and MySQL/PostgreSQL experience
  • 5+ years framework experience (ex: Zend Framework, Slim, etc)
  • 5+ years templating (Twig, Smarty)
  • 5+ years HTML, CSS & JavaScript experience
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to write documentation including, but not limited to, technical specifications and use cases
  • Experience with AWS environments, databases, cloud based tools
  • Candidates must submit online portfolio

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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Infrastructure Cloud Engineer - Devops

Technology Team | New York, NY OR Atlanta, GA

Position Overview

Howstuffworks.com is looking to add to an already-talented team focused on supporting our cloud infrastructure and operations team. We see Devops as the process in which Software Engineering and IT work closely together to produce and grow high quality applications and systems for our customers and partners. The Infrastructure Engineer (Devops) uses his/her expertise and leadership in troubleshooting and automating our environment, building resilient systems, and creating repeatable processes. All the while you are expanding your skill set in a fast pace environment and at the end of the day you will enjoy what you do.

Requirements:

  • Provide application and system troubleshooting and problem solving across the application stack and cloud environment
  • Create and use customized scripts to automate repetitive tasks, configure and manage systems, monitor system health, and reporting metrics
  • Drive automation of monitoring tools and application deployment
  • Provide and improve incident and problem management coverage and support
  • Define and document current and future configuration processes and operating procedures
  • Analyzing and monitor performance bottlenecks and key metrics in order to optimize software and system performance
  • Provide and improve analytics and forecasts for cloud capacity, troubleshooting analysis, and uptime
  • Work closely with software engineering to create and grow repeatable system deployments

Skills:

  • Provide application and system troubleshooting and problem solving across the application stack and cloud environment
  • BS in Computer Science / Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years Web Operations background understanding concepts such as distributed systems, alerting, monitoring, logging, and incident management
  • 3+ experience implementing, troubleshooting, and supporting Linux environment
  • 3+ Experience with using cloud infrastructure services with AWS services; specifically EC2, S3, VPC, Route 53

Experience with the following technologies:

  • nginx - installation, configuration.
  • MySQL - including replication
  • Build management and deployment tools like Jenkins
  • Automation and configuration management using provisioning tools like Puppet
  • Log management tools like Splunk
  • Search technologies - installation and maintenance of Lucene and SOLR
  • Scripting languages - PHP or similar
  • PHP Framework - Zend or similar

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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UI / UX Web Designer

Product Team | New York, NY OR Atlanta, GA

Position Overview

HowStuffWorks, Inc. is looking for a proven UI/UX Web Designer to work in our New York or Atlanta office. In this hands-on role you will have a significant impact on the success of our growing business by collaborating with a great team of product managers, developers, and editorial stakeholders to iteratively define and design an excellent user experience for our web and mobile products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with various business stakeholders to understand project requirements and define product approaches and visual direction
  • Design beautiful and functional interfaces and web pages based on principles of design and usability
  • Own the end-to-end design process and deliverable set (including wireframes, mockups, and cut assets for the developers) with frequent iteration and evolution of design solutions
  • Stay current on site performance metrics as well as emerging trends in online consumer behavior, technologies, and design
  • Identify opportunities for innovation based on research and competitive analysis
  • Help establish and evangelize design standards and best practices to define a consistent best-in-class user experience

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience designing digital web and mobile products
  • A clear comprehension of UX and UI design concepts and work fundamentals (i.e. ability to execute a design concept, take art direction, modify and evolve a design based on feedback, etc.)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills – We are looking for a true team player who can own and speak to the design process while gracefully integrating feedback into their work
  • Experience using A/B and/or user testing data to inform the design process
  • High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Good general understanding of HTML, CSS, JS concepts and development
  • A bachelor's degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent UX experience is a plus.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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Senior Financial Analyst

Finance Team | New York, NY

Position Overview

Reporting to the VP of Finance in Bellevue, WA this highly visible position is responsible for driving key processes within InfoSpace’s HowStuffWorks business, including financial and operating metrics reporting, a full P&L forecast on a monthly basis, leading the annual budgeting process as well as performing ad hoc analysis in support of Sales, Marketing, Product Development and Executive Teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for monthly P&L forecast and operations review, focusing on the analysis of key historical and predictive business information, ensuring accuracy of financial results, appropriateness of future financial commitments, and explanations of variances to Budget.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process, including building all financial models to incorporate new initiative product plans, revenue targets and resource requirements.
  • Build and present monthly results and forecast packages to the leadership team, covering financial trends, forecast assumptions, and key business metrics.
  • Provide analytic support for product planning, marketing/advertising, engineering resource planning, and new business development.
  • Act as the primary contact for structuring and review of financial deal terms with revenue generating partners.
  • Support ad hoc financial projects involving sales, marketing and operations.
  • Assist in market sizing, competitive analysis and industry research in support of revenue projections, product positioning, and long range planning.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years related business experience in a high tech industry (online advertising preferred).
  • Team player with strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills, as well as solid presentation and communication skills.
  • BA/BS in a related field (Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, etc…); MBA preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding of GAAP fundamentals necessary to translate business drivers into appropriate financial projections.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with Google Analytics desirable.
  • This position is located in New York, NY and will report to a Manager in Bellevue, WA.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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Digital Publisher

Content Team | Atlanta, GA

Position Overview

HowStuffWorks is seeking a digital publisher to publish, analyze and promote content on the HowStuffWorks.com website from our Atlanta office. Working closely with site writers and editors, the Digital Publisher sources artwork, embeds links and publishes content to the Web, ensuring its quality, consistency and accuracy. The Digital Publisher may also assist in featuring content on the site homepage and channel pages, as well as in in-page modules and other areas across the site. The Digital Publisher also analyzes performance and trends using Google Analytics, Hitwise and other analytics tools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Uses Web-based tools to publish content to the HowStuffWorks website
  • Sources, crops and uploads artwork to accompany HowStuffWorks articles
  • Creates and edits captions and credits for article artwork
  • Works with Editors, Writers and Hosts to provide feedback and direction on content performance
  • Develops and implements strategies for content promotion
  • Qualifications

    The ideal candidate for this position is a recent college graduate who is prompt, reliable and has an eye for detail and excellent organizational and time management skills. Although a degree specifically in journalism or English is not required, applicants should have polished writing skills and be able to create interesting, accurate copy that is free from errors in spelling or grammar. This position involves extensive work with a content management system and Web-based editorial tools, so candidates should have at least a year of experience in some sort of Web publishing platform or content management system, such as WordPress. Experience with Photoshop, Hitwise, Google Analytics and AP Style are a plus. Familiarity with HowStuffWorks and our associated websites, podcasts and video series is also a plus.

    To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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    Internships

    Content Team | Atlanta, GA

    Position Overviews

    Image Editor Intern
    The Image Editor Intern assists editorial staff with sourcing, sizing and incorporating photographs and other artwork for articles and other digital assets. Study in visual art and knowledge of photography are preferred. Experience with of Photoshop or other image editing software is essential. Knowledge of WYSIWIG Web publishing platforms such as Wordpress is highly desirable. Applicants should have good organizational skills and attention to detail and the ability to track image downloads and usage over time.

    To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

    Social Media Intern
    The Social Media Intern assists the Social Media Editor and podcast hosts with social promotion and analysis of social performance. Applicants must be deeply familiar with the tone, nuances and etiquette of Facebook and Twitter, as well as how best to reach an audience on these platforms. Experience building brands on Pinterest and Tumblr is also a plus.

    To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to work at howstuffworks dot com. You must include the job title in the subject line.

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    About HowStuffWorks, Inc.

    Founded in 1998, HowStuffWorks is an award-winning website that is home to thousands of articles, podcasts and videos that explain how the world really works. The site receives nearly 40 million unique visitors and 10 million podcast downloads per month. HowStuffWorks.com is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and is a division of InfoSpace LLC.