Senior Engineer

USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20 digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, and Amazon. And we have over 100 million unique visitors a month, which is more than Buzzfeed, Yahoo News, and Huffington Post. We have a loyal following based on a combination of trusted, fact-checked journalism, paired with a deep commitment to helping our local communities, and constantly pushing our content delivery to be first-of-its-kind in the tech-space. And with over 110 local properties, you’ll have the luxury of living in a community you love while making a national impact.

Position Summary

Gannett is seeking a Senior Engineer to join our Data Solutions team focused on new initiatives for Gannett. Data Solutions is designing and implementing our next- generation enterprise data capability, creating a 360° view of Gannett’s consumers and business customers across the online and offline worlds, which will improve marketing, monetization, and product development.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Engineer you will utilize your existing experience and individual judgement and take a large role in the engineering, testing and deployment, and also help with the architecture of the Data Platform, built on the Hadoop eco-system.

  • Define and scope iterative solutions to achieve both tactical and strategic data needs, working with fellow Hadoop engineers, architects and management to augment a flexible, robust Data Platform
  • Help create an innovative environment in which experimentation is welcomed and new solutions can be quickly implemented and iterated, while still maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Work with stakeholders and Data Scientists in the Strategy and Marketing divisions to data management and analysis best practices

Requirements

  • 5+ years of Java or related OO experience, and 1+ years of Hadoop experience
  • Strong, proven knowledge of Hadoop and related technologies
  • Solid general development skills, with proven experience working on complex big data systems
  • Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability and desire to effectively communicate with stakeholders on and outside the Platform team

Bonus

  • Experience working with AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Any experience with EMR or similar
  • Existing DevOps skills, or a strong desire to learn and apply DevOps skills in a cloud environment: we use Scalr and Chef, but any past experience with similar frameworks will translate
  • Prior work in an Agile environment

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent industry experience

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, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.


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