At Next Issue we’re passionate about creating an amazing app and we know how to have fun doing it.

The Next Issue family includes an outstanding leadership team alongside a dedicated, bright, and innovative group of individuals.

We embrace the fact our employees have some pretty cool interests outside the office and we understand flexibility is important.

We fully believe we’ve created something special, and we’d love to share it with you.

Innovate.  Imagine.  Inspire.


We are transforming the way people consume information.


Open Positions

Perks

A 401(k) Savings Plan + generous company match

A fitness center + weekly yoga classes

We have all the cool gadgets - Apple computers + tablets

A fully stocked kitchen with all the goodies + weekly family lunches

Full medical, dental, vision, life/disability insurance + set aside pre-tax dollars for your commute

15 days of paid time off + 11 paid holidays.

Careers

Program Manager - Digital Publishing

Location:  Menlo Park

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Next Issue Media is currently looking for a talented Program Manager to join our dynamic Digital Publishing team. This role will work closely with external publishers and manage the digital content development and testing for next-generation iOS, Android and Win8 app experiences for magazine consumers. The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the development, testing and delivery of quality magazine content across multiple platforms in a fun, fast-paced startup environment. This role reports to the Director of Digital Publishing Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage relationships with external publishers and internal stakeholder to ensure all content-related deliverables are met.
  • Drive on-time delivery of quality digital content to the Next Issue Media storefront.
  • Work closely with external publishers to support and coordinate deployment of next generation publishing tools.
  • Maintain open communication channels between the Digital Publishing team, external publishers and internal stakeholders including the product development, engineering and quality assurance teams.
  • Develop and maintain the Digital Publishing teams content schedules for all key program milestones and deliverables.
  • Participate in daily standups with the engineering team and escalate any issues or roadblocks that might impact an on-time release of any content material.
  • Regularly communicate program status and key issues to management.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of program management experience in the software space.
  • Bachelor degree in the technical field or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of driving and successfully launching programs in an agile development environment.
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail and ability to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Demonstrated passion for technology and strong aptitude in problem solving.
  • Domain experience in iOS and Android mobile applications, a plus.
  • Experience in the publishing industry and media delivery services, a plus.

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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UX/UI Designer

Location:  Menlo Park

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Next Issue Media is looking for a UX/UI Designer to work with the biggest brands in publishing to help define how people read articles, view photography and interact with their favorite magazines.

The right designer will take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively to ensure a great reading experience across mobile and tablet. He or she will work with other designers to create concepts and test ideas, interact with product management to define core layers of functionality, and help the engineering team execute that functionality via mockups, wireframes, prototypes and face-to-face communication.

If you like poring over design blogs, follow your favorite designers on Twitter and spend an inordinate amount of time making things pixel perfect, then you’re who we’re looking for.

Responsibilities

  • Designing across a variety of platforms, including Android, the web and iOS.
  • Collaborating with product to define products and features via mockups, wireframes and written descriptions (prototyping ability a plus).
  • Working with the engineering team to maximize usability and performance by participating in agile development processes (attending daily stand-ups, providing documentation for estimates, etc.).
  • Interacting with our usability analyst to prototype, test and iterate on concepts.
  • Putting your work in front of real customers and collecting their feedback.
  • Advocating for customers and representing their needs and perspectives to the team.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Human Computer Interaction or BFA in Design
  • 3+ years experience designing mobile apps (familiarity with Android and an interest in Google’s Material design language a huge plus)
  • Strong aesthetic sensibilities (typography, composition, color theory, etc.)
  • Knowledge of user-centered design principles and current web and mobile trends/standards
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, plus experience with OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, Proto.io or other prototyping tools
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to communicate ideas effectively, experience with start-up environment a plus but not required
  • PDF with examples of work or link to online portfolio required

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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DevOps Engineer

Location:  Menlo Park

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Next Issue Media has an exciting opportunity in our Network Operations team for an self motivated, energetic and tenacious Dev Ops Engineer who is enthusiastic about systems administration and site reliability. We are in the process of moving to the cloud from a co-location based operation and this position will play a key role in supporting this project. You will be responsible for designing and supporting our network infrastructure, and managing our rapidly growing LAMP servers on private and public cloud infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage hybrid cloud server networks in development, QA and production environments.
  • Provision managed services and associated products to customers.
  • Assist in formulating security mechanisms to prevent, detect, and respond to internal and external security threats.
  • Work with a team to automate management tasks, streamline processes and perform standard administration functions as needed.
  • Monitor system performance, make recommendations to improve and implement system wide changes to enhance overall system proficiency.
  • Validate deployment candidate packages and write deployment plans.
  • Monitor network availability and performance.
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years network administering and managing Linux Systems.
  • Experience with manageable switch (from Cisco), firewall (from Juniper), Load balancer (from F5), and Hadoop.
  • Solid understanding of various Linux distributions CentOS, Ubuntu or equivalent.
  • Understand server virtualization technology such as KVM and Xen.
  • Solid understanding of various protocols such as DNS, NIS, LDAP and NFS.
  • Familiar with revision control system (SVN, Git); network management tool (Zabbix, Nagios, Cacti); communication tool (wikis).
  • Experience with web application such as Apache, Tomcat and Jetty.
  • Strong scripting skills such as Python, PHP, and bash.
  • Good understanding of database system such as PostgreSQL and MySQL.
  • Strong, creative problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Results oriented aggressiveness in meeting commitments.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Flexible and responsive to changing situations.
  • Handle pressure-filled situations in a professional manner.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, or equivalent.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with centralized log analysis tools – syslog-ng, Splunk, etc.
  • Familiar with deployment tool (Chef, Puppet).
  • Experience working in large load balanced environment.
  • Experience on using public cloud hosting services from Amazon or similar.

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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Java Server Engineer

Location:  Menlo Park

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We are looking for a proactive and collaborative developer who will thrive in a forward thinking technical environment to join our growing engineering team.  This role will have ownership over developing a whole feature of the product that directly impacts the consumer app experience.  This would be an ideal role for someone who is looking for a growth opportunity and would thrive in a fast paced, consumer-focused start up.  This position reports to the Technical Director.

Responsibilities

  • Develop feature enhancements and design in an agile work environment.
  • Collaborate with clients, operations and QA engineers to optimize scalability and network efficiency.
  • Participate in testing regularly scheduled releases.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant technologies and proactively suggest architecture changes and new coding practices.
  • Maintain a self-starting, highly motivated, detail-oriented approach to all projects.
  • Proactively and effectively communicating issues and barriers regarding the project to Management and Product teams.
  • Advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2-5 years of software development experience
  • Object Oriented programing with Java
  • Experience on designing and developing new features
  • Database design and modeling
  • Experience with Spring framework
  • Work closely with product teams to gather requirements
  • Experience with PostrestSQL, high availability and scalable applications a plus
  • Exposure to payment systems a plus

 Perks

  • Competitive Salary and opportunity for career growth
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • Healthy snacks, drinks, and weekly lunches
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup

 

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Database Administrator

Location:  New York, NY

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Next Issue Media is looking for a Database Administrator to join our Data Analytics team in our New York Office.

Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with business owners to define reporting needs, metrics, data sources, and analytics requirements.
  • Supply business owners with information and analyses, providing them with the insights they need to assess and improve business results.
  • Provide data mining, data modeling and related analyses for revenue, sales, ROI and unit forecasting, customer/market segments, as well as product pricing decisions.
  • Respond to ongoing and ad hoc analytical reporting requests, including but not limited to SQL queries,  sales funnel analysis, report campaign performance, marketing program effectiveness.
  • Analyze large data sets and produce high level, key insights and presentations that can be used to drive decisions and set priorities.
  • Develop and produce weekly/monthly/quarterly performance metrics reports presented to senior management and external partners to identify and answer key business questions.
  • Work with cross-functional product and engineering teams to understand data sources, implement new requirements, identify gaps, build tools, and improve reporting at Next Issue Media.
  • Ensure data integrity – Troubleshoot data discrepancies and work to find resolution.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments to translate business problems into information that drives better decision-making.
  • Automation of manual reporting processes to enhance efficiency when needed.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in database development
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability and desire to succeed in a dynamic environment where priorities change based on evolving business needs
  • Strong programming skills with a proven record of writing efficient fully optimized SQL
  • Hands on and deep experience with schema design and dimensional modeling
  • Extensive experience in query performance tuning and optimization
  • Excellent problem solving ability with a focus on root-cause analysis and swift resolution
  • Excellent documentation and knowledge management skills
  • Strong knowledge of development cycles and software engineering best practices
  • Must have excellent communication skills, must work well with other engineers of all skill-levels, and interface easily with all team members
  • Prior experience with object-oriented programming languages
  • Knowledge and experience working with column-oriented stores and data integration from various sources (web services like Amazon S3/Dynamo/Redshift, Google Analytics, and SAAS platforms)
  • Knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem a plus

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Office on Park Avenue
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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Director of Network Operations

Location:  Menlo Park

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Next Issue Media is seeking an experienced Director of Network Operations to provide strategic leadership, oversight, and management to our network operations team.  This is a highly visible role, as you will be instrumental in scaling the infrastructure to support our growing business.

This position will create the vision and roadmap to maintain and enhance the internal infrastructure; along with managing network services, desktop hardware and software support, systems development and support, database management, systems security, disaster recovery, business continuity, and communication systems and tools.

The successful candidate must be technically proficient, flexible and responsive to change, and possess strong communications skills to influence and support the leadership team. Experience in consumer recurring revenue services or consumer facing products would be an ideal fit for this role.  This position will report to the SVP of Engineering and Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Improve performance monitoring and establish a metrics driven methodology that ensures speed and high availability of the magazine service
  • Ensure high network availability and performance
  • Manage escalations internally and with partners for the timely communication and resolution of all IT operations issues
  • Manage hybrid cloud server networks in development, QA and production environments
  • Manage security mechanisms to prevent, detect, and respond to internal and external security threats
  • Validate deployment candidate packages and and be the gatekeeper for final deployment to production
  • Provide architectural input and capacity planning strategies to ensure system scalability and functionality
  • Manage 24/7 NOC operations and ensure NIM and partner agreed to SLA’s are met
  • Manage a Network Operations team to ensure 24/7 high performance of all databases and zero downtime for deployments
  • Partner with engineering management to build the strategy for migrating from a colocation facility to a private cloud platform while maintain high SLA metrics

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical degree
  • 10+ years of professional IT Opeations management
  • 2+ years AWS cloud experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with a team
  • Experience with manageable switch (from Cisco), firewall (from Juniper) and Load balancer (from F5)
  • Solid understanding of Linux environments
  • Familiar with revision control system (SVN, Git); network management tool (Zabbix, Nagios, Cacti); communication tool (wikis)
  • Experience with web application such as Apache, Tomcat and Jetty
  • Good understanding of database system such as PostgreSQL and MySQL

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup

 

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Senior Java Server Engineer

Location: Menlo Park, CA

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop feature enhancements and design in an agile work environment.
  • Collaborate with clients, operations and QA engineers to optimize scalability and network efficiency.
  • Participate in testing regularly scheduled releases.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant technologies and proactively suggest architecture changes and new coding practices.
  • Maintain a self-starting, highly motivated, detail-oriented approach to all projects.
  • Proactively and effectively communicate issues and barriers regarding the project to Management and Product teams.
  • Advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 7-10 years of software development experience
  • Experience with server technologies
  • Object Oriented programing with Java
  • Experience leading/mentoring junior members
  • Database design and modeling
  •  Experience with Spring framework
  • Work closely with product teams to gather requirements
  • Strong database skills with DB tuning and performance optimization a plus
  • Experience with PostrestSQL, high availability and scalable applications a plus
  • Exposure to payment systems a plus

Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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Senior Big Data Engineer

Location: Menlo Park, CA

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Next Issue Media is looking for a Senior Big Data Engineer to help build our new data warehouse from the ground up. The Data Analytics team is looking for someone who can take ownership of several key components and processes in our data transformation and migration workflow. Your creativity and passion for working with big data and big data tools will allow you to make an immediate impact on the architecture being implemented.

Responsibilities:

• Design and implement the data workflow process and automate the data pipeline.
• Integrate new data sources and solutions into the data pipeline.
• Build key components in data pipeline to process or transform data.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 5-7 years of Java development experience
• 1-2 years experience writing MapReduce jobs with Hadoop, Cloudera, CDH or other relevant technology
• Experience with Pig and/or Hive
• Solid understanding of SQL
• Experience working with NoSQL databases (HBase or Cassandra)
• Competent working in Linux development environment
• Proficient with scripting languages (bash and python)
• Experience working with Amazon Web Services (S3, EMR, Redshift, Data Pipeline) preferred
• Workflow and tool integration a plus

Perks:

• Competitive Salary
• Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
• 401K matching
• Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
• Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
• A fun, flexible, and friendly startup

If you are a Data Engineer who loves magazines and wants to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing the digital space, please apply!

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Senior Software Engineer - Android

Location: Menlo Park, CA

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Next Issue Media is seeking a highly motivated, self-starting mobile application engineer that is responsible for the design, architecture and implementation of applications that run on Google Android OS.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with server-side engineers to optimize scalability and network efficiency.
  • Design and develop feature enhancements in an agile work environment.
  • Participate in testing regularly scheduled releases.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant technologies and proactively suggest architecture changes and new coding practices.
  • Maintain a self-starting, highly motivated, detail-oriented approach to all projects.
  • Proactively and effectively communicating issues and barriers regarding the project to Management and Product teams.
  • Advocate for best practices, great usability and exceptional quality.

Qualifications:

 

  • 5+ years of software development experience building client applications on mobile platforms.
  • Exceptional Java programming experience.
  • Proven track record of developing complex and intuitive interfaces for mobile applications and successfully launching apps in Android Google Play.
  • Strong knowledge in Object Orientation designs.
  • Comprehensive experience of Android SDK.
  • Highly motivated individual, proactive in defining and solving difficult and innovative problems.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

Perks

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401K matching
  • Offices in Menlo Park (close to Menlo Park Caltrain station) and Financial District
  • Fitness center, yoga, ping-pong, pinball, and team bonding events
  • A fun, flexible, and friendly startup
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