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Full Stack Developer

Location: Boston

Description

Join us in building the digital future of journalism. You'll work closely with the product, analytics, and operations teams to craft new features for one of our high-scale sites and build new products from scratch. Use PHP, JavaScript, and modern back + front-end technologies as a full stack web developer for Boston Globe Media.

Day to Day

  • We are an agile team, working closely with product and design to iterate on-site features that are being developed in two-week sprints
  • There are daily standups, with periodic code reviews and demos at the end of every sprint
  • We stay current with modern front-end development best practices, updating our toolkit and workflow as needed
  • We use Grunt and Jenkins for deployment and continuous integration 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Solid background in PHP / MySQL, or full LAMP stack
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JS, XML, and XSL
  • Proven expertise with WordPress theme or plugin development
  • BS in CS, CIS, EE, or 5 years of related work experience
  • Experience with jQuery and other popular JS libraries and frameworks
  • Experience with SASS or other CSS pre-processors
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Subversion and Git
  • Strong ability to debug cross-browser issues
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Experience working with critical, large scale enterprise applications
  • Ability to multi-task and grow in a fast paced environment

Bonus Points

  • Expertise with UI/UX on large scale websites
  • Experience with front-end performance optimization on high-traffic websites
  • Knowledge of CSS methodologies such as BEM or SMACSS
  • Knowledge of MV* JavaScript frameworks
  • Knowledge of front-end build tools
  • Familiarity with Adobe’s Omniture suite
  • Familiarity with Google’s DFP
  • Familiarity with the agile methodology of software development
  • Interest in data visualization tools




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