Senior Engineer

US-NY-New York
Ziff Davis
Regular Full-Time


Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Mashable, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, Everyday Health, AskMen,, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries. 


Since Ziff Davis was founded in the 1920’s, it has published magazines such as Popular Aviation, Popular Photography, Popular Electronics, GI Joe, and PC Mag. Today, Ziff Davis is a leading web publisher with sites including IGN, Mashable, PC Mag,, ExtremeTech, Geek, AskMen,, and Everyday Health.


Being a successful online media company requires great technology. The Core Engineering Team is a collection of engineers and data scientists working on the technology that crosses all of our sites and fires on every page view across 100 domains.


A constellation of systems that:

  • collect and process data at massive scale,
  • conduct segmentation and predictive analytics, and
  • power ad-targeting and content customization.

**Ziff Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


  • You’ll be working in an AWS and Google Cloud-based Linux environment in Python, SQL, javascript, and HTML, with strong Python and SQL necessary.
  • You’ll be using technologies including Amazon Redshift, Spark, Nginx, RabbitMQ, Celery, Solr as well as a host of in-house-developed systems to push our capabilities further as we grow our audience.
  • You will need to be comfortable with familiarizing yourself with new technologies, critical problem solving, and non-webserver-based backend systems. The Linux terminal bends to your will.
  • You are self-motivated, and take ownership.
  • You’ll be working with partners including Google, MediaMath, BlueKai and LiveRamp.
  • We use Agile methodology and git-based source control.
  • There are opportunities to grow you career. We solve diverse challenges from end-to-end. We finish every month better engineers than we were at the beginning.


  • Python 
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Linux Administration, BASH
  • Knowledge of full HTTP request lifecycle
  • Experience with high-traffic / high-availability systems
  • Self motivated, does not require hand-holding
  • Accountability, ownership, pride of work
  • Ability to learn new technologies

Nice to have, but can teach:

  • ETL processes
  • Python web frameworks
  • Celery / Queuing systems
  • AWS (S3, EC2, RDS, Redshift)
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning
  • SOLR
  • Continuous integration 


We have a relaxed, fun office that is low in corporate politics and high in cooperation. Engineering pot lucks happen pretty regularly, and many of us work from the couches or recliners in the afternoon. However, we move quickly to add features to our systems, ship functionality, and support various custom requests. Our services are in demand across the organization.


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