Haystack News

Web Engineer in Haystack News

Closed job - No longer receiving applicants

Haystack News is the leading local & world news service on Connected TVs reaching millions of users! This is a unique opportunity to work at Haystack News, one of the fastest-growing TV startups in the world. We are already preloaded on 37% of all TVs shipped in the US!

Be part of a Silicon Valley startup and work directly with the founding team. Jumpstart your career by working with Stanford & Carnegie Mellon alumni and faculty who have already been part of other successful startups in Silicon Valley.

You should join us if you're hungry to learn how Silicon Valley startups thrive, you like to ship quickly and often, love to solve challenging problems, and like working in small teams.

See Haystack's feature at this year's Google IO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YawUi6qPck

Job functions

  • Develop new features and maintain code for Haystack’s Web and HTML-based SmartTV apps
  • Collaborate with UI/UX team, QA, and other stakeholders to carry through development during sprint cycles
  • Work on architectural improvements to the company’s web-based platforms and participate in design reviews
  • Code review peers work
  • Implement unit tests and other quality measures to ensure code is released safely and with high performance
  • Optimize code where necessary to speed up the app and increase performance
  • Monitor production app for errors to ensure everything is running smoothly for customers

Qualifications and requirements

  • Strong written and spoken English are a must!
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with over 2 years of related professional work experience
  • Strong software engineering skills with expertise in Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Javascript/Typescript
  • Experience with React, Redux, React-Router
  • Experience with Jquery and DOM manipulation.
  • Experience with Node JS and Express or similar frameworks
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills (No Agencies Please)


Unlimited vacations :)
Travel to team's offsite events
Work remotely or at the office or both!
Learn about multiple platforms

Accessible An infrastructure adequate for people with special mobility needs.
Relocation offered If you are moving in from another country, Haystack News helps you with your relocation.
Pet-friendly Pets are welcome at the premises.
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Meals provided Haystack News provides free lunch and/or other kinds of meals.
Paid sick days Sick leave is compensated (limits might apply).
Partially remote You can work from your home some days a week.
Bicycle parking You can park your bicycle for free inside the premises.
Company retreats Team-building activities outside the premises.
Computer repairs Haystack News covers some computer repair expenses.
Commuting stipend Haystack News offers a stipend to cover some commuting costs.
Computer provided Haystack News provides a computer for your work.
Education stipend Haystack News covers some educational expenses related to the position.
Performance bonus Extra compensation is offered upon meeting performance goals.
Personal coaching Haystack News offers counseling or personal coaching to employees.
Conference stipend Haystack News covers tickets and/or some expenses for conferences related to the position.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation over legal Haystack News gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.
Beverages and snacks Haystack News offers beverages and snacks for free consumption.
Parental leave over legal Haystack News offers paid parental leave over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy


This job takes place some days from home and others at the office in Lima (Peru).

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