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Full-Stack Software Engineer


TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community.

TED creates, produces and distributes audio and video media (most famously TED Talks) to millions of people around the world. As a Full-Stack Engineer on TED's Technology team, you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on one of the largest stages in digital media. We strive to be on the cutting edge with our tech stack. You will work with the latest and greatest technology to deliver TED content to millions of people around the world each day.

The Full-Stack Engineer collaborates with an amazing team of developers, designers and product owners to take new features and products from conception to production. Expect to work on products across TED’s public and internal-facing platforms, including technology showcased at TED’s flagship conferences. Your stack should include strong experience with Ruby on Rails on the back-end and Javascript technologies including React.js on the front-end.


  • Develop software with an emphasis on testing, performance, and code quality
  • Foster growth and support other engineers through constructive, collaborative code reviews
  • Clearly communicate technical constraints and opportunities with stakeholders
  • Other duties and special projects as may be assigned from time to time 
  • Travel is a requirement for this role on a periodic basis (2-4 times per year). Enthusiasm for live events and travel is preferred.


  • 4+ years of overall professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of production Javascript/Typescript experience 
  • 3+ years of production Ruby on Rails experience
  • 3+ years of production React.js experience
  • Comfortable integrating with APIs and working with remote services
  • Experience a plus with MySQL, Node.js/Next.js, Apollo server, GraphQL
  • Curious and knowledgeable about web technologies and frameworks
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about learning new tools and technologies
  • Strong ownership of work with the ability to drive projects from inception through completion, balancing doing it right and doing it fast
  • Able to refactor legacy projects in addition to greenfield development
  • Level-headed during time-sensitive troubleshooting
  • Value cross-functional collaboration and a diverse workplace

SALARY:  $110,000 - $120,000


  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision) 100% paid by TED for employees
  • Paid family leave
  • Work-life balance encouraged (TED closes for a 1-week winter break plus you're eligible for additional paid time off)
  • Free OneMedical and SpringHealth membership for you and your dependents to address physical and mental well-being 
  • 401k with match

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