Full Time Job

Digital Staff Software Engineer


New York, NY 08-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

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The Daily
• Lead the architecture and implementation of backend systems with a focus on integrations, APIs, and automation.
• Lead code & architecture reviews and champion best practices for the organization by defining and evolving engineering standards.
• Work primarily in modern Javascript, Typescript, and Python using AWS services, Postgres, Elasticsearch, and Redis and mentor peers in those languages and tools.
• Stay abreast with industry trends and announcements. Understand how changes can impact our business and raise concerns and/or propose solutions to mitigate.
• Code! Be passionate about software engineering with a strong sense of ownership for the code that you and your team write.
• Fail up, learn from research and experiments and ultimately choose the best solution to succeed the company objectives.
• Follow a progressive development methodology, moving from proofs of concept to prototypes to production releases.

The Essentials
• BS degree in Computer Science, or a related field with 8+ years of relevant experience.
• Proven record of driving initiatives which involve changes in the engineering culture through evangelism and structured processes.
• Ability to review company goals and lead towards success, through discussion with engineering peers, proposals, and ultimately breaking down the solution into meaningful tasks to execute or delegate to the team.
• Expert level working with modern engineering technologies such as Fastly, AWS, Serverless/SAM, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Jenkins, Snowflake and Git.
• Deep industry experience with modern development technologies, and hands-on familiarity with both client and server technology. Have a solid understanding of common software data structures and algorithms.
• A passion to grow professionally and continue developing along an individual contributor path.

The Nice to Haves
• Experience with strategies to monitor code health, infrastructure health and performance of applications.
• Experience working in e-commerce, affiliate platforms, and consumer media.
• Experience working on Kanban/Scrum teams and the tools used for project management.
• Active in the technology community.
• Experience with interviewing and talent acquisition.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0nnm1-34-239-160-86-42 in your application.

Company Profile

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.