New York Times: Lead Developer

Posted by | January 9, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY

URL: http://www.nytco.com

The
New York Times is seeking an experienced developer to own and manage
the technical aspects of our syndicated live results package for the
London Olympic Games. The package is a premium, white-label Olympics
results site, combining stories, graphics, photos and interactives that
will be offered to customers through The New York Times Syndicate.
The
successful candidate will coordinate with the newsroom technology team
on the development of the results package, and will be charged with
managing customer experience and relationships related to the technical
aspects of it.
In particular, we’ll need you to:
  • Collaborate
    with our existing Olympic results team to develop self-service
    customization, internationalization, and a customer admin within our
    Olympics platform;
  • Work with the NYT Syndicate technology team to incorporate text, photo, and multimedia products;
  • Own technical relationships with clients, helping them with setup, integration, and customization;
  • Oversee and troubleshoot issues with customer sites during the Games;
  • Manage a team of freelance designers and front-end coders for client services;
  • Participate in sales calls and activities as needed.
This
job is ideal for someone who is a strong developer and also interested
in building and owning relationships with clients, as well as helping
define the product’s look and behavior. This is a technical position.
Technically, we expect you to have:
  • Deep experience with at least one web framework, Ruby on Rails 3.x preferred
  • Experience with relational databases like MySQL
  • Some familiarity with key/value stores such as Redis or memcached
We also expect:
  • Some experience working with clients
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • A commitment to accuracy and on-time performance: the 2012 Olympics only happens once.
We
will consider applicants interested in either a contract position
through September 2012 or a full-time, permanent position with The New
York Times.

To apply: email: chadas@nytimes.com

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