Gannett Digital, New Product Development: Contractor/Senior Developer

Posted by | October 16, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://gannettdigital.com/

Gannett Digital, New Product Development
is looking for a smart and motivated Senior Developer to join our growing
team.  Gannett Digital delivers
full national reach through hundreds of websites nationwide including leading
sites such as USATODAY.com, HighSchoolSports.net, Metromix.com, and action
sports networks BNQT and Venture There. 
The New Product Development Team (NPD) is focused on building green-field,
primarily Mobile and Web-based, applications.
 Requirements:
·       Must be able to work from our office in the Chicago Loop
·      
5+ years professional web
development experience
·      
Extensive experience working
with Ruby on Rails (preferably over 3 years)
·      
Basic understanding of front-end
web technologies (HTML5, CSS, & JavaScript)
·      
Comfort working in a
Unix/Linux environment, such as Mac OS X
·      
General understanding and
some familiarity with MySQL
·      
Solid communication and
teamwork skills
·      
Attention to detail
·      
Ability to work closely with
peers at all levels, professional services, and business team members
·      
Capacity to react to change
productively
 
We’ll be especially eager to talk to you if you have:
·      
Experience developing native
mobile apps for iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile
·      
Extensive experience with
jQuery and its associated libraries and plugins
 
About
our team
We’re a  hard-working, fun, diverse team. We practice Agile software
development, with daily stand-ups, iteration retrospectives and a story-driven
planning process. We are based in the Chicago Loop, but we often work with
other Development teams across the country.  Our team often juggles a number of different projects at the
same time, so the work stays interesting and varied.
This specific position will be a contract
role, but our team and group are growing, so an eventual conversion to a
full-time position is a possibility.
About
Gannett
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international
media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100
million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital,
mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers
marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative
marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting
people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and
communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

To apply: Please send your resume to: jplamb@gannett.com

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