Senior API Developer

20 февраля 2019    50
The API Services team is responsible for engineering and delivering cutting-edge services to aid in content delivery to end customers. These services support 110 news brands, and more than 110 million unique monthly visitors.  

The Senior Developer will play a key role in architecting, developing and maintaining backend APIs and SDKs that support the content delivery systems that are consumed by our customer-facing products. You will be expected to design and deliver large scale, fault tolerant and highly available architectures. Golang, Kubernetes, and Docker are a few of the technologies you will use to deliver these services. 

If you have a passion for rapid API development, automation, learning, challenging and bettering your peers, with a strong desire to operate in a full stack environment, you'd probably fit in well here. 


  • Design and Develop backend APIs in Golang that deliver content to our front-end teams  
  • Execute code reviews, challenge assumptions and mentor others on the team
  • Provide planning for two-week sprints
  • Provide day to day operational support for our applications
  • Improve and establish best practice around our application and infrastructure monitoring
  • Automate everything:
  • Containerizing applications with Docker 
  • Scripting new solutions / APIs / services to reduce toil
  • Research new tools to optimize cost, deployment speed and resource usage
  • Assist in improving our on-boarding structure and documentation
  •  Responsibility Breakdown: 

    • 50% - API Development 
    • 15% - Application Support 
    • 15% - Planning / Documentation 
    • 10% - Mentoring 
    • 10% - New Technology Evaluation 

    • Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Alpine) 
    • Nginx, HAProxy 
    • Google PubSub 
    • Google Datastore 
    • Elasticsearch
    • Engineering high-performant applications with an emphasis on concurrency 
    • Agile methodology 
    • REST microservices 
    • Experience with golang, ruby, nodejs, python or comparable languages 
    • Testing, Testing, Testing 
    • gRPC and protobuf 
    • GraphQL 
    • Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine 
    • Fastly 
    • Terraform 
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes

    Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Experience developing REST APIs, SDKs and CLI toolsets 
    • Self-Starter that can operate in a remote-friendly environment 
    • Experience with Agile (Scrum) and test driven development, continuous integration and version control (GIT)  
    • Experience deploying to Cloud compute or container hosting 
    • 5+ years experience in Linux System Administration 
    • Experience with Chef or other configuration management tools   

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