Sr. Software Engineer


Salary:

DOE

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Date Posted:

May 1, 2019

Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Reference:

02940-0010884774

Staffing Area:

Technology & IT


Description
Responsibilities:
? Backend engineers create the tools and infrastructure that empowers reporters, editors and producers to tell stories that impact our world - from breaking news, to cogent opinion, to original reporting, to innovative video, to everyday lifestyle stories.
? We work with technologies like Node.js, Go, GraphQL, Elastic Search, RabbitMQ and more to create the platforms that power websites and applications. We collaborate closely with upstream producers and downstream consumers of our data as well as product managers, designers, front-end engineers and the newsroom to build the tools, systems and infrastructure that manage content and deliver it to our web sites, apps, and other developers.
? This position is an opportunity to play a critical and highly-visible role in the digital evolution of one of the world?s best known and most trusted news organizations.

What You?ll Do:
? Build, test, review, and ship software for our suite of APIs and microservices that power our web, mobile and device platforms, primarily focusing on our back end stack, which uses Go, Node.js, Redis, MongoDB and GraphQL
? Act as a partner to other engineering squads to collaboratively develop the systems that our content management and front-end teams use
? Collaborate on the design of data models, data flows, schemas and API contracts
? Extend and enhance our toolchain and contribute to our existing development practices
? Act as an advocate for your team and advise our product group, other development teams and the newsroom
? Serve as a leader and technical mentor for the group, helping build and expand our technical and team practices
? Help guide the selection and implementation of new architectures, technologies and methodologies in our group

Qualifications/Requirements:
? A Bachelor?s degree (or higher-level degree) in computer science or a related field and/or a history of relevant work experience
? 5+ years of relevant work experience
? Experience with Node.js and Go in production
? Experience with modern application stacks and development practices
? Experience with back-end engineering, including knowledge of architectural practices and evaluating and implementing new technologies
? Experience with Java is a very big plus

To Be Successful and Have Fun in this Role:
? Be entrepreneurial and proactive
? Collaborate with different development squads, learn and understand the larger architecture of our systems and contribute to them
? Balance ideal, elegant designs with pragmatic business and user needs
? Be comfortable working across the whole technology stack, from front-end presentation to back-end systems
? Be OK with ambiguity and with building and iterating to remove ambiguity
? Be user-centric, understanding the needs, habits and processes of the end users the APIs and services you work on and working with product and design to craft great experiences for them
? Be a systems thinker, understand the broad implications of changes and new development, and approach technology holistically
? Have depth in our core technologies and a willingness to learn new ones
Requirements
Node.js
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