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Senior Developer

National Journal is looking for a Senior Developer to be jointly responsible for the successful delivery of digital products. The Senior Developer will be a key member of our team of developers and act as the architect of major digital projects while helping to ensure that the work completed by the development team is stable and efficient. This is not a management position, but responsibilities will include mentorship of junior colleagues.   
Please note: We are not recruiting for active developer job openings at this time. Interested candidates are welcome to submit an application to be considered for future positions that may become available.

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Architect major initiatives and work with the development team to ensure the intended architecture of minor initiatives is executed with excellence
  • Reinforce and maintain development processes and workflows, including identifying and implementing optimizations
  • Reinforce and help to maintain a system of peer review, help to verify the quality of code being released, and maintain a high degree of focus on reliability and performance
  • Provide accurate time and effort estimates for work completion based on requirements and help to ensure the development team delivers on agreed-upon deadlines
  • Promote a culture of automated testing and test-driven development
  • Perform major and minor day-to-day development tasks as needed
  • Collaborate with the Product Management team to plan weekly sprints
  • Collaborate with IT to ensure stability and up-time and in cases of downtime or other issues, help to communicate with key internal stakeholders to manage expectations

 

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of demonstrated experience successfully launching complex projects on time
  • 2+ years of experience as a full-time developer for a web app, custom software product or organization web site
  • 3+ years of experience with most or all of the following: Python & Django, relational DBs, jQuery & JavaScript, HTML, CSS/LESS, Git
  • Experience with the following technologies preferred but not required: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, CDNs, uWSGI, Redis, Celery, RabbitMQ, React, AngularJS, Salesforce, Apex, iOS development, machine learning/AI, or graph databases
  • Experience leading or managing small development teams preferred but not required
  • Organized, detail and deadline oriented, highly focused
  • Ability to prioritize & manage multiple projects at one time; cool under pressure
  • Analytical thinker with strong/creative problem solving skills
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

Core Attributes:

Atlantic Media recruits for two personal attributes in its candidates. 

  • The first is force of intellect – reflected in discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance.
  • The second is a personal spirit of generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct. 
  • We are also looking for candidates who are adaptable and willing to approach tasks with velocity and a high metabolism. 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

 

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