Sr Software Engineer

Overview

We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism. We're looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.

As a senior web frontend software engineer, you will help enhance troncX's web sites for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications.

Responsibilities

* Works as part of a team to continually refresh and enhance our users' web experiences using an Agile Development Methodology.

* Works on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance

* Consistently delivers excellent work results and mentors less-experienced team members.

* Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise

* Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

* Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer

* Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).

* Must have advanced JavaScript experience

* Expertise in the following areas:

* HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JS frameworks, such as jQuery, Angular and/or React.

* Responsive / Adaptive Web Design

* Website performance analysis and improvement

* Creating web sites that are accessible to users who require assistive technologies

* Comfortable working in AWS-hosted Linux environments.

* Able to work both independently and in a team environment.

* Able to solve critical issues & work well in time critical situations, with occasional availability after hours for emergency troubleshooting.

* Able to participate in occasional travel to other Tribune business units, vendors, or client sites.