Work with Slate’s audio team.

Slate's Audio Team Is Now Hiring

Slate's Audio Team Is Now Hiring

The inner workings of Slate.
July 2 2015 10:37 AM

Work With Slate’s Audio Team


Work For Slate!

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Ruby Developer, Audio
In 2015, Slate has redoubled its efforts in the world of podcasting with Panoply, which brings millions of listeners the smartest conversation that podcasting has to offer through more than 20 shows. Panoply is a tight-knit group of some of the smartest engineers, producers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers, and everybody is pulling in the same direction.

You’ll be working in tandem with the rest of Slate’s development and product team to provide a compelling experience across platforms. Our weekly lunch-and-learns (with free lunch) are for exactly that. Of course, there are also all the normal hey-we’re-cool items to check off your list like flexible office hours, casual dress, location 20 steps from the Metro exit, and team happy hours.


Slate pioneered podcasting almost a decade ago, but for all of that time, the technology behind on demand audio has not changed. But it’s about to.

Today we’re looking for a brilliant full stack Ruby developer to help craft and collaborate around the medium’s future.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Strong object oriented and relational DB skills
  • Strong experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • The ability to jump into other languages, particularly Javascript
  • A knack for prioritizing, planning, and executing features, fixes, and systems
  • Experience or familiarity with agile development
  • An eagerness to communicate and work collaboratively around product definition with product managers, designers, and other developers, as well as editorial and business stakeholders
  • A drive to deliver working software, motivated by user growth and simple, clean, swiftly produced technical solutions


  • Implementing and maintaining code for managing user profiles
  • Integrate Slate and various third-party services via Web APIs
  • Provide input on how to improve Slate’s services
  • Troubleshooting and solving problems when testing and publishing new features

The nuts and bolts:

We’re building a suite of tools and user experiences powered by discrete microservices. Our suite currently consists of apps written in Go, Ruby, Python, and Javascript, communicating via RabbitMQ.

This position reports to Slate’s director of technology. Salary is commensurate with experience. Slate welcomes applicants of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, click here.