Sr Engineer, Consumer Applications

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Date: Mar 3, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.

 

Role Overview:

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead our Web and Mobile application teams, contributing hands-on code, driving technical architecture discussions, managing a small development team, and contributing to product and technology roadmaps. This role offers an opportunity to drive strategy within a fast-growing team and make a significant impact in a dynamic media environment.
 

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated problem solver who is excited about working in a dynamic media environment. The work environment is fast-paced, collaborative, and goal-oriented. Integrity and excellent interpersonal skills are key to success. This role offers immediate hands-on responsibility and an opportunity to take ownership of a growing, dynamic team.
 

This is a very exciting time to join AP as we expand our direct-to-consumer effort, and we continue to broaden and elevate our consumer-facing applications and digital platforms. AP’s reputation, award-winning content, and extraordinary reach present a unique offering.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and mentor an agile team of web and mobile application developers.
  • Contribute hands-on code, perform code reviews, and oversee the technical direction of web projects.
  • Collaborate on the development and implementation of web and mobile architecture and strategies.
  • Lead performance optimization efforts to enhance user experience.
  • Utilize and integrate the Brightspot CMS platform to meet content management needs.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to align technology with business goals.
  • Leverage analytics and data-driven insights to inform decisions.
  • Ensure web security, compliance, and accessibility standards are met.
     

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • HTML, CSS, Less, Handlebar
  • Javascript Core, Custom html elements (JS classes integration with html), Webpack, 
  • git, and debugging skills
  • npm / yarn 
  • SEO / Analytics basics
  • Experience in managing an innovative and scalable technology stack, leading a small team to enhance consumer experiences in digital media. This includes a focus on multimedia content, video processing, advertising integration, and first-party data.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams such as developers, product managers, and QA engineers to ensure seamless integration of backend systems with other components of the application.
  • Contribute to developing the web and mobile application architecture, providing input and suggestions to ensure that the front-end systems are designed to meet the application's needs.
  • Experience with social media network integration challenges (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.) and expertise in search technologies, SEO, web analytics tools (like Google Analytics) etc.
  • Proficient in identifying and resolving front-end issues, debugging code, and conducting root cause analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address complex technical challenges and find innovative solutions.
  • Experience with the Brightspot CMS platform or other common CMS platforms a plus
  • In-depth understanding of web security best practices, including authentication, authorization, data encryption, and compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations (e.g., GDPR).
  • Experience integrating programmatic advertising tools and general understanding of monetization strategies.
  • Proficiency in implementing monitoring solutions and diagnosing complex issues in web and mobile applications using tools like Datadog, NewRelic, Prometheus, or similar systems.
  • Understanding of news media trends and how technology can enhance news delivery.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to work with cross-functional stakeholders in revenue, on the editorial team, and experience working directly with product.
  • Experience in agile project management and ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Collaboration with UX/UI design teams to create user-friendly interfaces.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. 
  • Authorization to work in the US for any employer is mandatory.


 

Education:

Master’s or bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field (or equivalent experience).


Work Location:  Hybrid work environment, with the office located in New York, NY.
 

Compensation & Benefits:  The anticipated salary range for this position is $160,000 - $175,000, contingent on experience and other job-related factors. Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.

 

Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on February 15, 2024.

 

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.


Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Web Design, User Experience, SEO, Advertising, Front End, Creative, Technology, Marketing

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