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Scroll is a mission-driven company that believes you shouldn’t have to choose between a thriving free press and a great user experience. With Scroll, journalists get paid to report the stories important to democracy and readers experience the news in a way that lets them focus and engage. We don’t believe in making small plans.

We’re backed by the world’s best VCs and publishers including Union Square Ventures, The New York Times, and Uncork Capital.

Scroll has offices in New York City and Portland, Oregon and we encourage travel between them both. Sometimes you want to be working at the pace of New York City, and sometimes you want to go hiking in the Pacific Northwest after work. So do we.

We believe that great companies are built on camaraderie, a sense of purpose, and a love of learning, and we like to reflect that in what we do. You’ll find us taking woodworking, archery, and knife skills classes, hiking the Columbia Gorge, and playing board games well and poker badly.

Competitive benefits

Every employee is considered an owner of the company with competitive salary and equity packages. We pay 90% of health and dental insurance costs for employees and families.

Work-life balance

We’re a startup, with all the speed and excitement that brings. But we’re also a startup where many people have kids, so we aim for a good work-life balance. We try to be as generous and flexible as possible when it comes to paid time off, and we don’t want to hear from you when you're on vacation.

The Word is Out

“Their model cleverly provides an incentive for publishers to join the network while avoiding any cannibalization of existing subscription revenue. I expect Scroll will help to further diversify our business, in 2018 and beyond.”

- David Stern

VP of Product and Business Development at Slate

“TPM has moved aggressively in recent years to build paid membership as a core revenue stream. We’re excited to work with Scroll to provide new options for our readers and new revenue streams for TPM that are in line with our global strategy.”

- Josh Marshall

Founder, Editor and Publisher, Talking Points Memo

As a consumer product, we’re especially dedicated to building a diverse team that reflects the audience we’re trying to serve. Sometimes, humility can prevent great people from applying for jobs. If you’re not sure about your fit, but one of our open roles sounds like a job you would love to do, please get in touch.

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Open positions

Senior Software Engineer (NYC or Portland, OR)

Scroll's engineering team is solving a broad, constantly-evolving range of technical problems. And with only four people, we've gotten pretty far in a year and a half—over 400 qps of live traffic on a handful of JVMs on Container Engine, JavaScript embedded in some of the world's largest websites, a scalable data warehouse on Google Cloud, rich user- and publisher- facing webapps in React, native apps in a mix of native code and React Native, and integration libraries for several common publisher technologies.

Our secret is pretty simple: hire people who bring an area of expertise but are excited to learn new things and work across the stack, then never stop trying to improve our efficiency and versatility. We believe that smart, inquisitive, proactive people with the right foundation are more nimble than a team of siloed specialists. Great senior engineers can help make the right decisions in their domain, but they can also contribute to any technical discussion, pitch in where needed, or implement an idea for a feature on their own, front-to-back.

Right now, Scroll is looking for engineers who have several years or more of industry experience and bring depth in any of: frontend, devops, data pipelines, Android, or iOS. Depth to us is not just knowing how to use these technologies, but some understanding of how they work under the hood and why.

Previous experience at large consumer-facing companies, CS degrees, and app or website side projects are all helpful but definitely not required.

If this sounds even a little like you and you want to work with an incredible team on problems that have a major impact on the future of a free press and a usable web, reach out!