Founded in 1846, Associated Press has covered all the major news events of the past 175 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games. One reason for AP's longevity and stature has been technology innovation driven by passionate, talented staff. 

Associated Press

Senior Full Stack Web Developer

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