Senior API Developer

McLean, VA, USA, Virtual Req #4732

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal and SweetIQ, and U.K. media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit .

The API Services team is responsible for engineering and delivering cutting-edge services to aide in content delivery to end customers. These services support 110 news brands, and more than 110 million unique monthly visitors.

The Senior Developer will play a key role in architecting, developing and maintaining backend APIs and SDKs that support the content delivery systems that are consumed by our customer facing products. You will be expected to design and deliver large scale, fault tolerant and highly available architectures. Golang, Kubernetes and Docker are a few of the technologies you will use to deliver these services.

If you have a passion for rapid API development, automation, learning, challenging and bettering your peers, with a strong desire to operate in a full stack environment, you'd probably fit in well here.


  • Design and Develop backend APIs in Golang that deliver content to our front-end teams.
  • Execute code reviews, challenge assumptions and mentor others on the team.
  • Provide planning for two week sprints.
  • Provide day to day operational support for our applications.
  • Improve and establish best practice around our application and infrastructure monitoring.

Automate everything:
  • Containerizing applications with Docker Scripting new solutions/APIs/services to reduce toil
  • Research new tools to optimize cost, deployment speed and resource usage
  • Assist in improving our onboarding structure and documentation.

Responsibility Breakdown:
  • 50% - API Development
  • 15% - Application Support
  • 15% - Planning / Documentation
  • 10% - Mentoring
  • 10% - New Technology Evaluation


  • Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Alpine)
  • Nginx, HAProxy
  • RabbitMQ
  • Couchbase, Solr and other NoSQL Databases

  • Engineering high-performant applications with an emphasis on concurrency
  • Agile methodology
  • REST microservices
  • Experience with golang, ruby, nodejs, python or comparable languages
  • Testing, Testing, Testing
  • gRPC and protobuf
  • GraphQL

  • Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine Fastly Terraform Docker, Kubernetes, Chef Monitoring with NewRelic

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience developing REST APIs, SDKs and CLI toolsets
  • Self-Starter that can operate in a remote-friendly environment
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum) and test driven development, continuous integration and version control (GIT)
  • Experience deploying to Cloud compute or container hosting
  • Experience with Chef or other configuration management tools


Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. 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, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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