Senior Front End Engineer - CMS at Say Media

Portland, OR or San Francisco, CA, United States

Posted on Mar 21 2015 (over 1 year ago)

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Say Media, a global online publishing and technology company, is seeking a Senior Front End Engineer to push the boundaries of JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Role is responsible to design, develop, improve, and maintain the publishing platform of the future.

Who we are:

Say Media is reinventing the digital magazine with Tempest, our award-winning publishing platform, designed to create rich editorial experiences that bring content front and center. Unlike a general purpose CMS, Tempest is built from the ground up to support the specific needs of the modern digital magazine. We partner with leading digital magazines to give them a best-in-class publishing platform and professional services, allowing them to focus on their content, their readers, and their business instead of their technology. And we are always inventing beautiful new experiences like Adaptive Ads which seamlessly incorporate quality content and brand messaging on any device. Owning our own technology means we can also innovate faster - and keep making things better.

The members of our Engineering team are the architects and builders of Say's technology. Engineers work with a variety of programming languages: JavaScript, Python, Perl, Java, HTML, CSS. Digging deep in code is where the real magic happens. Our team is driven by creativity, embraces hard work, promotes collaboration, and focuses on solving important problems. We also foster learning, we are not afraid of making mistakes, and encourage risks, as we understand change. An ideal addition to the team will bring energy, humor, and passion along with deep expertise and attention to details.

Tempest currently serves 50 million pages per month, and we are continually adding new sites and partners. We expect fast-paced growth throughout the company.

About the job:

You’ll have a meaningful collaboration with other engineers and architects and have the share of responsibility to work on Tempest, designed to create rich editorial experiences that bring content front and center. We build Tempest using modern web development tools like Node.js, Angular, and HTML5. We build for today’s web with responsive design that look beautiful on both mobile and desktop, we’re aiming to build a digital experience that feels like a high end magazine layout.

  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of the GUI and middleware
  • Developing rich, interactive user experience to facilitate easy to use, intuitive systems for managing web content, and surrounding workflow
  • Work with the Product team to design and specify new functionality
  • Participate in all phases of the software development cycle
  • Provide technical and thought leadership for the development team

About you:

  • 3+ years software engineering experience
  • 2+ years of software engineering in JavaScript
  • Development experience with JavaScript frameworks (we use AngularJS), HTML, CSS, AJAX
  • Good understanding of CMS systems, able to evaluate CMS trade-offs
  • Work on-site in San Francisco. This position has no remote work option
  • B.S. Computer Science or equivalent work experience (minimum 3 years industry experience)
  • Experience in object oriented programming and architectural design patterns
  • Experience working in a company environment involving a product management organization, architects, development, and customer-facing support
  • Track record of documenting work and developing specifications
  • Background and interests in design and user experience.

We are a company of smart, passionate people who work together to create incredible media experiences for readers, publishers and brands. Our team includes cutting-edge designers, world-class salespeople, and some of the most talented engineers on the planet. We have beautiful offices around the world, host regular hackathons, and throw fantastic parties. Say Media is an incredible place to work, and we all invest in making that happen. We hope you'll join us!

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