Monday, June 19, 2017

NOW HIRING: Staff Writers at LoveToKnow

LoveToKnow Staff Writers are needed to create, fix and merge content on a variety of topics. Staff writers will be assigned to certain channels (topic areas) based on their credentials. Staff writers are approved to write and edit content only on areas that apply directly to their specialties or they can select from a list of generalist titles. Individuals may be approved as writers on more than one channel topic. Staff writers work with LoveToKnow Editors to ensure all content provided meets the highest standards.
Job Duties:
  • Staff Writers use their specific expertise to complete writing assignments that meet LTK editorial approval and all guidelines.
  • Staff Writers will be provided with a list of available assignments to claim.
  • Staff Writers must submit a minimum of five (5) assignments and a maximum of ten (10) each week to maintain employment. Exceptions will be granted to allow for sick days and vacations.
  • Assignments entail updating and revising old content, reviewing content for accuracy, creating new articles, rewriting old articles and revamping existing copy.
  • Timely communication with editors and staff regarding assignments.
  • Position is part-time, with flexible hours, and will be done from your home office.
Required Skill and Experience :
  • Specific credentials in a topic area covered within the LTK umbrella that would define you as an expert in that field
  • Excellent writing skills, with logical flow, good organization and impeccable grammar
  • Minimum of one-year professional writing experience
  • Familiarity with a variety of website interfaces
  • Great written communication skills
  • Organized and efficient with keen attention to detail
  • You must have your own computer with appropriate software and a broadband internet connection.
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction
  • Staff writers are compensated by approval of specific piece.
  • Pay is per article and will vary depending on assignments claimed.
  • Most assignments range from $25 to $50 per piece.
How to Apply:
  • E-mail us your resume with location to and reference “Staff Writer” in the subject line.
  • Please provide two writing samples as well as a couple of additional links to your published work online.
  • List the topic areas you want to write on with a brief description of your credentials and expertise for that specific topic.
  • Also, please tell us: 1) about yourself; 2) why you think you’d be a good fit for this job.
Job Type: Part-time

NOW HIRING: Software Engineering Manager (UWP) $70/hr

If you are an elite Software Engineering Manager with Universal Windows Platform expertise eager to gain unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe, employ your technical and managerial skills to oversee cutting-edge software in a high-intensity environment, and earn $140,000 USD per year while working from virtually anywhere on the planet, this job is for you.

The Company:

Crossover is a well-funded startup that has developed a unique way to find, curate and manage the top 1% of global talent – and connect them to medium and large businesses. We are experiencing rapid growth within the companies we currently serve and are increasing our staff to expand our business.

Brick and mortar offices are history. The future of our global workforce will consist of teams collaborating from every corner of the world. Our platform connects customers to the world’s best talent for both technical and non-technical contracting. But we don’t just find the best; we also provide the software tools, training, and expert management to ensure success for long-term growth.

Job Description:
Crossover is looking for Software Engineering Managers with UWP experience who demonstrate outstanding managerial skills as well as the technical background to deeply understand the code their teams are developing. You will be expected to demonstrate both a mastery of the technical skills associated with the projects at hand, as well as the managerial ability to motivate, build, and monitor your team. Specifically, you will be responsible for overseeing from 4 to 6 teams of 3 to 4 individuals. You will own the process of breaking specifications created by the product management team into clear tasks and timelines, as well as assembling the results into high value, reusable components. Under your leadership, we expect to see consistent improvement in both static code quality metrics and weekly production.

A successful UWP Software Engineering Manager at Crossover will demonstrate the following qualities:
  • Ruthless commitment to impeccable code quality
  • Deep understanding of a wide range of the latest technologies and architectural approaches
  • Advanced proficiency in C# programming language, related frameworks and best practices
  • The ability to make appropriate technical decisions, review design and code, and ensure best technical practices
  • Commitment to hands-on engagement as an individual within the team, despite managerial status
  • Willingness to embrace iterative development as the means for building seamless products
  • Perfectionism: knowing how a job should be done and not stop until it’s done correctly
  • Exceptional ability to effectively motivate and manage teams of individuals
  • Commitment to increasing efficiency in the workplace by continuously automating parts of the software engineering process
  • Excellent remote management skills (you will be using Skype, GoToMeeting, Google Docs, etc.)

Required Skills and Experience:

A successful UWP Software Engineering Manager at Crossover will demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Proven managerial skills with at least 8 years of experience
  • 2 years of experience in hands-on UWP (Universal Windows Platform) application development
  • Experience with Cloud architecture and DevOps
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing .NET application development teams
  • Proficiency in Agile, SDLC, or SLA
  • Proficiency in AWS and TDD is desired but not mandatory
  • Outstanding English communication skills

Total compensation: $70/hr for 40 productive hours per week
Location: Global (remote)

We’re one of the few legitimate companies offering high-paying jobs that are 100% remote, work from home. You never have to fight traffic to the office again and you have the freedom to choose when and where you put in your 40 hours to be most effective each week.

Skills & Requirements

A successful UWP Software Engineering Manager at Crossover will demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Proven managerial skills with at least 8 years of experience
  • At least 2 full implementations as a Lead for porting product / App to UWP platform (including scoping, sizing, team formation, costing, etc.)
  • Experience with Cloud architecture and DevOps
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing .NET application development teams
  • Proficiency in Agile, SDLC, or SLA
  • Proficiency in AWS and TDD is desired but not mandatory
  • Outstanding English communication skills

About Crossover

Crossover is redefining the way people work. Brick and mortar offices are history. The future of our global workforce will be built from teams collaborating from every corner of the world. We have embarked on an expedition to find and engage with that talent. Crossover has developed a unique method of finding, curating, and managing remote contractors. And now, as a fully distributed company headquartered in Texas, United States we have more than 800 people working for us in over 50 countries. Our platform connects customers to the world's best talent for both technical and non-technical employment. But we don’t just find the best, we also provide the tools, training, and relationship building support to ensure success for long term growth.

NOW HIRING: Engineering Manager, Platform at The Wirecutter

The Wirecutter is seeking a passionate, results-oriented, inventive software engineering manager to lead the Platform team. This is a new position that reports to the Director of Engineering and manages one of our two distributed engineering teams.  Successful candidates thrive in a fast-paced environment, prioritize well, communicate clearly, develop team members, possess a team oriented mindset, and ship quality features that achieve business goals.
As the engineering manager, you will be the hands on lead of the team behind the application and API services that serve our product reviews and affiliate business. You will manage a talented team of 2+ engineers building highly scalable platforms and APIs that power Wirecutter and related properties. You are comfortable working remotely, and ideally have experience working with a distributed development team. You are a leader, but you still have solid coding chops and strive to use the best tool for the job.
The core of this role is rock solid communication. You will be reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, but also working with Project Managers, Product Managers and various other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will value clear and effective communication, and is able to translate technical work into familiar terms for non-technical stakeholders. At the same time, you should be able to communicate to an exact level of detail the technical requirement of a task to your direct reports.
Though you will not be expected to regularly code, you will need to fully grasp code and architecture concerns.  We expect the needs of this role to change over time as the Platform team continues to grow and develop. There is an expectation that you will spend approximately 30% of your time doing development work with a goal to reduce that to 0% by next year. You will also perform Code Review tasks which require a comprehensive understanding of the codebase and architecture.
We have a strong focus on scale, reliability, performance and product agility, and that means picking the right tool for the job, while being pragmatic and flexible. We believe building the right thing is more important than building something right (although that is important too). We use agile methodologies to continuously integrate on features and enhancements. We develop in an iterative fashion; creating a minimum viable product and employing appropriate testing to determine future development.
About The Wirecutter:
Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, The Wirecutter (which includes its sister site The Sweethome) developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily.  Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, they create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort.  We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
The Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of The New York Times Company.  As part of the acquisition, the Times is investing in The Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features and unlocking new revenue streams.
  • Articulate and drive technical vision in the form of technology recommendations, ideas, and approaches aligned with our product and business goals
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our existing products and the infrastructure that supports them and facilitate management of existing products and development of new ones
  • Own the efficiency, growth, and delivery of the team, making sure the team is as productive as possible to complete short term and long term objectives
  • Collaborate with the product team on the technical scope and product requirements of development projects
  • Create technical plans and lead implementation efforts for complex projects, refactoring, and optimization efforts
  • Lead and manage a remote team of 2+ engineers, conducting regular 1:1s and other administrative functions for all direct reports
  • Proactive talent growth and mentorship for team members through just-in-time feedback, personal goals, task assignments, and other professional development plans
  • Coordinate successful product and feature rollouts
  • 1+ year(s) of managing an engineering team
  • 3+ years of software development experience with PHP and MySQL
  • Experience development applications using Laravel or similar PHP frameworks
  • Experience developing and consuming restful web services
  • Experience working closely with design and product teams throughout the product development life cycle
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and in person
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
  • Advanced understanding of object oriented software principles, design patterns, and agile methodologies
  • Strong leadership, project & logistics management, and people mentoring skills
  • Passion for The New York Times’s and The Wirecutter’s mission and commitment to be a part of our innovation and growth

Culture and benefits at The New York Times Company and The Wirecutter:
Though The Wirecutter has physical locations in both NYC and LA, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways.
We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement.The New York Times Company offers frequent panel discussions and talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples), that we encourage our employees to attend.
We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and The Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
We offer a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback.  Birth mothers receive 16 weeks fully paid, adoptive parents and birth fathers receive 10 weeks also fully paid.  Similarly, we offer competitive health and dental insurance, as well as 401k matching.

If interested, send us a resume at

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

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