U.S. News & World Report is a digital-first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism, and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.
As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.
Your role in helping us shape the future:
We are looking for an enthusiastic Full Stack Software Developer with an interest in building dynamic, data-driven products who has had experience working with editorial teams to support and customize content management systems.
U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. The developers at U.S. News have a great deal of independence and a minimum of overhead, with many opportunities to leverage their strengths and skills. You'll get to experiment with interesting technology and see your work enter production regularly. The successful candidate will become an influential member of a passionate, friendly, and growing team that creates web applications which reach millions of visitors monthly. Developers typically see applications through from beginning to end, working directly with project owners to create, implement, upgrade, optimize, and test features and projects.
We offer a casual work environment. Our offices are in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. We are also open to having this person work remote from anywhere in the U.S.
Are you up to the challenge?
This position requires comfort working with front-end development and web standards as well as backend technologies. In particular, it will involve close interaction with our editorial and content teams and a lot of hands-on development within our customized CMS. Our developers thrive in a collaborative environment but also excel at solving challenges independently. We use many different technologies and operate in many different environments, and we work together with designers, analysts, stakeholders, and testers to build products as efficiently and effectively as possible. We also believe in perpetual self-improvement, and expect our employees to continue to work towards developing their own skills and the skills of those around them.
You should definitely have experience with:
Custom development on CMS platforms like Drupal, Wordpress, Django CMS, Brightspot CMS, etc.
We are looking for developers who have heavily modified models, APIs, extensions, or platform code; not just theme changes or configuration
Web styling with CSS preprocessors or CSS-in-JS
Server-side technologies, such as Python, Java, or NodeJS
Databases, such as PostgreSQL
Unix-based operating systems, such as Linux or Mac OS X, along with the shells and command-line tools available in those environments
Version control, such as Git
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
It would be nice if you had experience with:
CICD pipelines such as Jenkins
Cloud environments such as AWS
What it’s like to work with us:
Talent is our best asset!
We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers
Other Job Info:
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Please note that we will not offer visa sponsorship for this role.