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We’re hiring developers/senior developers!

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Come join our team! You will work closely with other developers, reporters, photographers, designers and editors to create great online journalism and build tools that help the newsroom. This could include wrangling and visualizing data, imagining new ways to tell a story online, creating scrapers and tapping into 165 years of archived stories.

Senior developer:
We are looking for an experienced engineer who wants to build websites around the news, provide guidance to other developers and uphold standards. The developer in this role should be someone with experience writing high-performance code, determining technological requirements necessary to implement new projects and maintaining infrastructure. You don’t need to be a designer, but you should have good visual sensibilities.

Your qualifications:
In-depth knowledge of the following tools and concepts:

  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, Route 53, Cloud Search)
  • Linux system administration (Ubuntu experience preferred)
  • Load balancers and load testing
  • Databases, including PostgreSQL + PostGIS
  • Data structure servers (we use Redis)
  • Asynchronous messaging/task queues (we use Celery)
  • Virtualization (we use Vagrant + Virtualbox)
  • Unit testing
  • Version control (we use git)
  • Python (including Django and Flask)
  • Javascript
  • Popular Javascript libraries: jQuery, Underscore, Backbone, D3
  • HTML/CSS

In addition, you should be comfortable with:

  • Application deployment and monitoring (many of our applications use Fabric)
  • Open-sourcing your work and working with open-source projects
  • Brainstorming potential solutions with your teammates
  • Working on an agile team and/or scrum team; previous agile/scrum experience is not required, but you need to be adaptable

Developer:
We’re also looking for a developer to build interactive news projects and help newsroom staffers research and present their work. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working with and visualizing data and imagining new ways to present information. The developer in this role should be versatile and eager to work on a variety of projects, from creating a database with a graphical front-end to building tools for newsroom staffers.

Your qualifications:
In-depth knowledge of the following tools and concepts:

  • Version control (we use git)
  • Javascript
  • Popular Javascript libraries: jQuery, Underscore, Backbone, D3
  • Python (including Django and Flask)
  • Mapping tools such as Leaflet and QGIS
  • HTML/CSS

In addition, you should be comfortable with:

  • Working in a team environment
  • Open-sourcing your work and working with open-source projects
  • Databases, including PostgreSQL + PostGIS
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, Route 53, Cloud Search)
  • Working on an agile team and/or scrum team; previous agile/scrum experience is not required, but you need to be adaptable

If you’re interested in the senior developer role, please apply here; if you think you’re a better fit for the developer role, apply here.

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Written by Kaitlen Exum

October 9, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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