Recode is leaving its editor of code and engineering jobs at the end of this month, The Verge has learned.
Adam Lashinsky, a senior editor and engineer, will now be a senior vice president at Recode and vice president of engineering.
Recode, which has around 70 people in its San Francisco office, has been in the news lately for hiring former President Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden Jr. and for cutting ties with its chief content officer, Sarah Hennessey.
It announced that it was cutting Hennesseys role in April and announced that Lashinsky would replace her.
Lashinsky was in the process of starting a new job at Facebook when he was hired.
He told Recode in an email that he “couldn’t be happier” to join Recode.
Recoding was already one of the most popular startups in Silicon Valley, according to Recode chief technology officer Mark Cuban.
Recodes codebase includes tools like the popular Node.js web server.
Lashinks new job was part of the company trying to attract more female developers, Lashinsky said in a statement.
“The women of Recode have been the bedrock of the tech ecosystem for a long time,” he said.
“We are so fortunate to have them at Recodes.
They’re a valued part of our team, and their expertise will be invaluable to us as we build on our success with the Node.JS community.”
Lashinsky joined Recode from BuzzFeed in 2012.
Recoded launched in 2014 and is now the company that publishes TechCrunch, the tech blog that was previously known as TechCrunch HQ.
The Verge previously reported that Lashinks first job at Recoding came as a result of a collaboration between Lashinsky and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Brad Smith, who at the time was the head of Recodes tech.
Lashansky is also an employee of The Guardian, a news organization that has long been critical of tech companies.
Lashanks hiring comes at a time when tech giants are increasingly working to attract female employees.
Google recently said it was looking for a female executive to lead its tech unit, and earlier this month Microsoft hired a female engineer.