Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

3+ months agoBoston, MA / Remote

Boston, MA, USA • Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA • Virtual Req #12088

Friday, October 30, 2020

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Software Engineer - LOCALiQ

As a Software Engineer, you will design and develop a great user experience using modern web technologies to integrate internal as well as third-party web services and components. You will work closely with the Product and Design teams as part of an Agile Development process. You will need to be able to grasp both product and technical requirements and utilize your abilities to translate them into working applications and functionality across our platform. You will participate in all phases of the fulfillment cycle: from product definition and design through implementation, debugging, and testing.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with knowledge of database design and hosting infrastructure, who also is interested in good front-end UI and JavaScript applications, and who loves to build useful software. We are also looking for someone who has mentored a team and confidently makes technical decisions.

About Your Responsibilities:

• Consistently follow and continue to help improve our engineering processes, including code reviews, deployment, and issue tracking

• Document solutions to institutionalize knowledge for the development, operational, support, and end user communities

• Ensure clear/straightforward design and comprehensive documentation of code that results in clean, concise, and maintainable software.

• Analyze, design, and coordinate the development of back-end services, including downstream APIs using Ruby on Rails

• Act as a mentor in a collaborative environment


• BS or MS in Computer Science or related fields or equivalent work experience

• Minimum 5 years of web development and integration experience

• Experience with the following technologies: Ruby on Rails, React, HTML5, JavaScript and SQL

• Platform: Docker, CI/CD, Jenkins, GitHub

• Demonstrated professional development experience developing and consuming APIs and web services

• Comfortable working in a modern software engineering environment with distributed source control, and a dev/staging/prod release cycle

Desirable Skills

• Experience with the following technologies: Elixir, GraphQL, Material UI are a plus.

• Experience in Digital Marketing / Online advertising (SEO/SEM) an advantage

• Jira, Confluence or equivalent Agile tools

• Developing and deploying applications hosted in Google Cloud, AWS or similar cloud environments

• Eager attitude ready to solve challenges on a daily basis

• Curious and motivated by new concepts and ideas

• Driven to accomplish goals, setting trends and obliterating the agenda

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.