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And I’m an Engineer at Medium.

Shruthi is an Engineer on the Payments and Conversion team.

How long have you been at Medium?

I’ve been at Medium for 2.5 amazing years.

Why did you join Medium?

Definitely the people. The interview process showed me a lot about how this team cares about making sure you feel included, not just that you can code, which is a lot different than how other companies approach hiring.

What is your favorite part about working for Medium?

It is still the people! Everyone here is open to feedback and continuous improvement, and communicates with empathy. I’ve also been able to learn so much from other engineers here, and grown a lot technically.

What does your collaboration with Product / Design look like?

Everyone is welcome to bring ideas to the table. Engineers are given the…


And I’m the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Medium.

Sophia serves as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Medium, Ev Williams.

How long have you been at Medium?

I’ve been at Medium for 3.5 years.

Why did you join Medium?

I deeply believe in what we are trying to build. Medium has something essential in common with my life in the performing arts: it enables a community of readers and writers that we need, which like the performing arts, is essential to a well-rounded society. It’s delivering full strength content in a world of watered down distractions.

What’s your favorite thing about working for Medium?

Learning the ins and outs of a start-up!

What’s your favorite Medium story and why?

This one cut me to the core. It made me feel like I was not alone during a…


And I’m a Senior Editor at Medium.

Sarah is the Senior Editor for Books. She focuses on on commissioning and editing book excerpts and original articles by book authors for our platform.

How long have you been at Medium?

I’ve been at Medium since May 2018.

Why did you join Medium?

I joined Medium for two main reasons: one, to work on the kind of thoughtful stories that readers can’t stop thinking about, the kind they bring up at a cocktail party saying, ‘Hey, I read this fascinating story this week about…’ And two, I was just so excited to join a company that is tackling the challenges of the media industry head on, taking risks and rethinking the model.

What’s your favorite thing about working for Medium?

I love the amount of care that goes into our decision-making, and yet the spirit of experimentation…


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Humans have never had it so good. The information at our fingertips is unprecedented. But it can get drowned out in an endless glut of noise. It’s getting harder to read things — and write things — that actually matter. That’s why we’re building Medium.

Our mission is to move thinking forward on the urgent issues shaping today and the next 100 years through honest, reflective conversation. We’re looking for teammates who are galvanized by this challenge, who dare to root for the underdog, who are deeply thoughtful and empathetic, and who love that words still…


Why I joined Medium and have loved it ever since

About a year ago, I interviewed Joy for an engineering position at Medium. We finished the interview early, so we had time to talk about many random things. Later that day, in the round-up meeting, Pete said, “Xiao, you should write down what you said to her about Medium — you got her very excited.” I said sure, but things slipped my memory shortly after the meeting.

Ten months later, Joy graduated from MIT and joined Medium! I was super excited.

Every Friday, the whole company sits together and shares exciting things. We call it FAM (Friday Afternoon Meeting). At…


Here at Medium, we realize that being asked to solve an unfamiliar problem on a whiteboard, is not the same as coding in your favorite IDE while listening to your favorite tunes. The goal of our interview process is to predict how you’ll perform once you join our team. Since interviewing ability has almost no correlation with employee effectiveness, we do our best to adjust our expectations.

This post will be your study guide as we’ll cover suggested reading material, our evaluation criteria, and finally some tips on interviewing.

Please take some time to read through the following posts as…


Fun fact, I get notified whenever someone in the company is rofl’ing. 😂

Hi! I’m not really new here. I’ve been here about a year and 8 months. I’m now inspired to tell y’all about the 20 or so years prior because of Jeff’s talk during the eng summit, and on-boarding Shruthi this month.

If interested in these years, check out a write-up on Medium. tl;dr I was born in Taiwan, but flew between continents with my mom before settling in California for kindergarten.

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