USA TODAY Sports Media Group
Software Engineer – New York
USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking a Software Engineer to develop its web products, with a focus on the WordPress platform, theme and plug-in engineering. The position reports to the VP Architecture & Engineering and will be located in our Los Angeles or New York City Offices
- Write elegant code to further the development and quality of our web products
- Work closely with our development, design & product team to solve complex problems with reliable, flexible solutions
- Be a champion of web product development within the company, specifically as it pertains to the WordPress platform also known as the lightweight publishing system
- Attention to detail, documentation and time management
- Experience managing medium- to large-scale WordPress websites
- Experience working in lean, rapid development teams, including working collaboratively with designers, QAs and project managers
- Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
- 4+ years of web-based software development
- 3+ Years WordPress experience including plug-in development and preferably following the “VIP Way” style of Wordpress development.
- Experience building responsive/adaptive websites that adapt to viewport of the consuming medium with “mobile first” approach paramount.
- Advanced experience with PHP
- Advanced HTML, CSS and JS knowledge
- Experience integrating third-party APIs as well as working with backend engineers to define RESTful API services as well as debugging them
- Proficiency with Git/GitHub or SVN for managing Software Versioning
- Ability to diagnose functionality and Scaling issues as they present on Production sites and pinpoint the areas of concern for immediate remediation
We’re building the next generation of online sports products and need talented, creative people to work with us.