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Senior Full Stack Web Developer

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Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

 

The AP seeks a Senion Full Stack Web Developer to join an engineering team that envisions, builds and evolves our advertising-driven direct-to-consumer products, including the AP News website http://www.apnews.com and our mobile apps on the iOS and Android platforms.  As a senior developer on the AP News engineering team you’ll participate in all aspects of technology delivery and make significant contributions, leveraging your engineering expertise to build, deploy and support a cloud-based content management platform that delivers news to 2/3 of the world’s population every day.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, code, test, deploy and support the platform as a senior member of the development team, primarily focusing on back-end and web development
  • Participate in the evaluation of AP’s current direct-to-consumer stack (web, mobile, backend) for potential areas of improvement and transformation related to stability, agility, security and fit for future roadmap
  • Ensure the security, scalability and performance of the web and mobile platforms to a global audience, particularly during breaking news events
  • Translate business and editorial requirements into architectural vision and implementation details

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years hands-on experience building highly scalable consumer facing websites and mobile applications, with 5+ years’ experience as a senior developer
  • Recent, demonstrable, hands-on proficiency with the following technologies:
    • Must-Have
      • Google Cloud Platform including Redis, AppEngine, API Gateways, Data Store, Cloud Storage, or related experience on Amazon Web Services
      • Mastery of object-oriented concepts and implementation experience
      • Python (Django/DRF/ Webapp2), Node.js , ReactJS ( TypeScript, Dart, Redux)  scripting experience
      • Mysql, Postgre SQL database and No-SQL mongodb technology
      • Redis/Memcached, Elastic Search, Sphinx, Swagger
      • Jenkins , GIT, code build and deployment experience
    • Nice-To-Have
      • iOS and Android: Kotlin, XCode, Swift, RealmSwift, Firebase, Facebook SDK
      • Google Ads, Taboola, Nativo and other ad stack technologies
      • Akamai CDN, Project Site shield, Firewalls WAF/KONA rules etc.
  • Preference given to experience with the following:
    • Experience architecting, building, and deploying well-reviewed, highly trafficked media driven websites and mobile apps, with focus on SEO techniques
    • Experience automating the testing and deployment of multi-tiered web solutions in a continuous deployment model
    • Experience troubleshooting full stack applications for performance and scale
    • Experience integrating advertising stack technologies including ad unit placement
    • Video and photo publishing workflow and content management

 

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English. Professional competency in a language besides English is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on a complex, challenging story lines.

 

Application deadline is April 30, 2021 11:59pm EST

 

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 in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.


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