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Careers / Positions Senior Software Engineer | Lonely Planet

Austin, TX Charlotte, NCNashville, TNNew York, NYRemote
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Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across Red Ventures to ensure that all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to have diverse teams at every level of the company, and we seek candidates who bring unique personal experiences, curiosity and an eagerness to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At a Glance

At a Glance:

Red Ventures is seeking a Senior Engineer to join our Horizontal Engineering team at Lonely Planet to help drive the future of our content platform. 

As a senior engineer, you will be responsible for building, maintaining, and expanding our content management and delivery systems for our various external and internal applications. You’ll drive the end-to-end experience, from the front-end to the backend systems running in the cloud to deliver quality technology solutions in a timely manner. 

In addition to building top quality services, you will work directly with other engineers and engineering teams to promote code standards and best practices that will ensure our services and applications not only get built properly, but are easily accessible for other engineers to contribute to.

As a member of the Horizontal Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work on mission-critical projects that will shape the core of our business. You will be able to apply your programming skills towards building quality services and highly performant web experiences as well as mentoring other engineers. You will be part of a team that works together to explore new boundaries and test new technologies.

What You’ll Do

  • Support and maintain cloud hosted, modern JavaScript and PHP web applications
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product, Design, and Editorial teams to evaluate and deliver quality products and services
  • Educate and mentor fellow engineers including code reviews, documentation, and code walkthroughs
  • Build effective solutions both autonomously and collaboratively when necessary

What We’re Looking For

  • 4+ years of software development experience with Node, PHP and/or Go
  • Experience leveraging AWS services
  • Experience with serverless & event-driven architectures.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ideal team players: hungry, humble, and smart! We value those who are curious and strive to be great people to work with
  • The ability to prioritize, strategize, execute and deliver projects on time

Who We Are

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and For more information, visit and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact




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Red Ventures is a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships. We’re made up of dozens of teams spanning multiple industries and geographies - all working together to help people make life’s most important decisions. Whether you’re looking for freedom to build new brands and businesses from the ground up, an opportunity to partner with brands who are already globally recognized, or a combination of both - this is a place where you can unlock substantial experience and even make entire career shifts, all within one organization.

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