Platform Developer

Gannett Co. Inc. McLean, VA
The API Services team is responsible for engineering and delivering cutting-edge services to aide in content delivery to end customers. These services support 110 news brands, and more than 110 million unique monthly visitors.

The Developer will play a key role in developing and maintaining backend APIs and SDKs that support the content delivery systems that are consumed by our customer facing products. You will be exposed to large scale, fault tolerant and highly available architectures on which you will be expected to develop subject matter expertise over time. Golang, Kubernetes and Docker are a few of the technologies you will use to deliver these services.

If you have a passion for rapid API development, automation, learning, challenging and bettering your peers, with a strong desire to operate in a full stack environment, you'd probably fit in well here.


* Develop backend APIs in Golang that deliver content to our front-end teams.

* Provide day to day operational support for our applications.

* Improve and establish best practice around our application and infrastructure monitoring.

Automate everything:

* Containerizing applications with Docker

* Scripting new solutions/APIs/services to reduce toil

* Research new tools to optimize cost, deployment speed and resource usage

* Assist in improving our onboarding structure and documentation.

Responsibility Breakdown:

* 60% - API Development

* 15% - Application Support

* 10% - Documentation10% - Planning

* 5% - New Technology Evaluation



* Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Alpine)

* Nginx, HAProxy

* RabbitMQ

* Couchbase, Solr and other NoSQL Databases


* Engineering high-performant applications with an emphasis on concurrency

* Agile methodology

* REST microservices

* Experience with golang, ruby, nodejs, python or comparable languages

* Testing, Testing, Testing

* gRPC and protobuf

* GraphQL


* Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine

* Fastly

* Terraform

* Docker, Kubernetes, Chef

* Monitoring with NewRelic

Minimum Qualifications:

* Experience developing REST APIs, SDKs and CLI toolsets

* Self-Starter that can operate in a remote-friendly environment

* Experience with Agile (Scrum) and test driven development, continuous integration and version control (GIT)

* Experience deploying to Cloud compute or container hosting

* 1+ years experience in Linux System Administration

* Experience with Chef or other configuration management tools

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.