The New York Times: Web Developer

Posted by | November 17, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: New York, NY

The New York Times Company, a
leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York
Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily
newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com
and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by
creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and
entertainment.
NYTimes.com is looking
for experienced, self-motivated developers to create cutting-edge interactive
user experiences and web applications across the site. This is a rare
opportunity to play an integral part in transforming the publishing industry.
 As part of our Web
Technology team, you will enjoy a vibrant culture that promotes innovation —
nestled within an established and respected institution.  Inside our new
midtown building, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of
whiteboards, a sushi chef, and a staff with a sense of humor and a passion for
beautiful software.
The Web Developer is
responsible for implementing front-end and client side technologies to enhance
the dynamism and usability of NYTimes.com by utilizing JavaScript, CSS, and
HTML, in new and exciting ways.  The successful candidate will be an
expert in JavaScript and its prominent libraries such as JQuery and Prototype.
Highly proficient in CSS and semantic HTML, and competent in PHP 5 or other
modern object oriented programming language.  Other responsibilities
include ongoing site maintenance and technical documentation.  Strong
communication skills are a must as this position interacts heavily with many
departments within NYTimes.com.
 We
host:
·        
Frequent technical
presentations for knowledge sharing within and across teams
·        
An internal technical
challenge competition that rewards the authors of practical solutions, by
giving them the time, resources and support needed to create production-ready
applications
·        
The Times Developer
Network, a clearinghouse for the open APIs we build on top of our high-quality
content data sources: http://developer.nytimes.com/
·        
The Open Blog, where we
describe API capabilities and improvements and cover a wide range of other
interesting topics: http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/
·        
The TimesOpen event
series, which engages, draws from and contributes to the larger developer
community: http://nytimes.com/marketing/timesopen/
 
You must have:
·        
Expert-level JavaScript
ability. 4-5 years of JavasScript development
·        
Familiarity and
experience with emerging standards such as HTML5’s suite of technologies
·        
In-depth knowledge of
available JavaScript libraries and frameworks
·        
Strong competency in CSS
and semantic mark-up, including but not limited to table-less layouts
·        
Exposure to at least one
object-oriented programming language (PHP 5, Java, C++)
·        
Firm grasp of
cross-browser JS and CSS complexities.
·        
Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
·        
Ability to manage one’s
time effectively to meet multiple, tight deadlines.
·        
A great attitude and
willingness to have fun in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
 
It would be nice if you have:
·        
Proficiency with
ActionScript 2/3.
·        
Experience with
optimizing performance of front-end applications.
·        
SEO best-practice
experience.
·        
Experience using source
code control platforms, continuous integration process, and other code
deployment methodologies.
·        
LAMP stack architecture
configuration knowledge.
 
The
New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or
any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to
diversity in its most inclusive sense.

To apply: Please send your resume to chadas@nytimes.com

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