Full Time Job

Vice President, Technology

Fox News

New York, NY 11-03-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
FOX News is seeking a Vice President of Technology to oversee engineering and infrastructure for FOX News' suite of digital products. You will be responsible for driving the technological strategy of the entire FOX News digital portfolio including engineering, infrastructure, automation, and quality assurance. You will work closely with our FOX News team and various stakeholders across the company to ensure we are bringing the best possible digital experiences to our users. We are looking for someone who has a very strong history of building and iterating on large-scale consumer digital products, previous experience managing diverse engineering teams, and a solid understanding of digital infrastructure and scalability.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Lead the technology teams in planning, architecting, and developing scalable and robust technology solutions across the Fox News & Fox Business websites and apps
• Own the technology roadmap with a focus on extending or enhancing our services and capabilities to meet future product and business needs
• Manage and mentor both back-end and front-end developers on development, design, and systems architecture
• Be hands-on in the development, deployment, and maintenance of our digital systems on an as-needed basis
• Collaborate with product, design, and project leaders on new digital initiatives throughout the entire software development lifecycle, including requirements, design, development, testing, release, and maintenance
• Consult and collaborate with product, editorial, and operations teams to create the most effective content delivery systems, tools, and applications
• Spearhead our efforts to improve page and system performance and load times
• Maintain awareness of industry trends and the competitive landscape related to design, content, community, user experiences, SEO, and storytelling capabilities
• Communicate about technical capabilities with management, internal clients, and third parties
• Develop and maintain technical documentation on applications, processes, and workflow
• Take a leadership role in maximizing development workflow with the goal of enabling team productivity as well as delivery of product roadmap on time and on budget
• Work on special projects and other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• 8+ years of professional experience in software development, preferably as a technical director, architect, development manager, or higher
• Experience managing and architecting modern web architectures with multiple systems including but not limited to content management, data warehousing, personalization, and search
• Proficiency in JavaScript, PHP, CSS, AWS, and Linux
• Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and to navigate the demands of associates with competing needs
• Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and to be on-call for emergencies

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
• A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

ABOUT YOU
• You enjoy learning and are proactive in teaching yourself new skills and technologies
• You have excellent communication skills - both oral and written - with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
• You are a team player and are able to collaborate and work effectively with the other staff, executives, colleagues, and vendors

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Company Profile
Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.