Senior Full Stack Web Developer at Associated Press

The AP seeks a 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

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