Sr. Web Developer (Node/Vanilla JS)

New York, Full time

Senior Web Developer (with Node)

New York, NY (SoHo)

Salary + Benefits


Karma Search is working with a mid-sized Media/Magazine company in NYC (Soho) looking for a Senior Frontend Developer. This is a salaried role with benefits and 401k. This role repots to the Director of Web Development and will join 300 employees in the NY office.


  • The team currently has 18 Web Developers, which includes 5 Leads depending on the internal company brand they work on.
  • This role reports to a Lead who then reports to the Director of Web Development. He then reports to the CTO.
  • Average tenure of Developers on the team - 3.5 years. They had 1 person leave in all of 2017.
  • They are very big into having 1:1's to make sure Developers are happy in their role. They are fine with rotating individuals between different brands and projects if someone wants a different experience.
  • This role is a 25% frontend / 75% backend split. They are looking for someone with Node experience. Their frontend is vanilla JavaScript with a little Vue. Vue is not necessary to know.
  • Work on the CMS and 17 sites in total, with 6 being the most popular. They have a CMS which they can license out to companies

Tech Stack:

  • Frontend: Semantic HTML, CSS, DOM, Vanilla JavaScript, Vue (editing)
  • Backend: Node, Elasticsearch, Redis, Fastly as their CDM (similar to Nginx)
  • Also: Kafka, AWS

Interview Process:

  • 30 minute phone call with Director
  • Code project
  • Onsite - with team and CTO

Compensation Package:

  • Salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision - 4 plans through Aetna
  • Life insurance (100%)
  • Unlimited PTO/Vacation
  • 401k (no match yet)
  • Other perks: Bagels first Friday of every month, discounted/free tickets to magazine events, happy hours, company parties
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