• Engineer III - Platform Engineering

    GannettMc Lean, VA 22107

    Job #2507240407

  • Req #37533

    Sunday, April 23, 2023

    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

    Our current portfolio of media assets includes The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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    Position Summary

    The Software Engineer works as part of a product engineering team to maintain existing systems running in production and build new systems to support our business. The position includes self directed work and collaborative work with resources within and outside of the team. For self directed work, you will be expected to communicate status to the team's Lead Engineer, regularly, and for regular project work, you should be able to function in the team's standard processes for work management. A majority of the work will be in web services and other enabling technologies from databases to caching tools. The team's hosting platforms is entirely cloud based.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Externally directed engineering, much of your work will be as a part of the larger team and working on features or tasks that interface with other parts of your team's overall deliverables. Operating within the team's documented process is imperative.
    • Self directed engineering, when you receive a larger, undefined task, you will be expected to help set expectation on the size of the task and will be asked to regularly communicate status of the task, so stakeholders understand its progress.
    • Improve code quality through writing unit tests, automation and code reviews.
    • On Call, you will be part of a rotation that would put you as the primary respondent to failures in the system that are discovered in out-of-work hours.


    Essential Skills

    • Experience with GKE or other cloud hosting platform.
    • Knowledge of BigQuery
    • Knowledge of dynamic languages for server-side programming: Ruby, JavaScript, Java.
    • Basic understanding of front-end programming, as front-end engineers are yourcustomers.
    • Basic understanding of configuration and maintenance of cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.
    • Experience with monitoring tools, like New Relic and SumoLogic, and alerting toensure our customers experience the level of service and reliability they expect.
    • Experience with Agile development methodologies and able to work with teams who are using them.
    • Experience with git source control and Github.
    • Ability to work with multiple teams.
    • Ability to work effectively with a geographically dispersed team.
    • Bachelor's of Computer Science or equivalent degree in technology-related studies; MS in technology related field; or Bachelor's in unrelated area accompanied by multiple years of proven work experience in technology leadership.

    Desirable Skills

    • Understanding of other systems programming languages: Go, Python, Kotlin
    • Experience tuning applications to increase performance.
    • Experience automating AWS and Google Cloud configurations using technologies such as CloudFormation and Terraform.
    • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging Open-Source technologies and trends.

    Personal Attributes

    • Technical curiosity, when something interests you, you have to try it out for yourself and you find a way to get others excited about it as well.
    • Pragmatism with regard to application of craft, technology, and currently available team and resources.
    • A strong troubleshooter of distributed systems.
    • A strong sense of customer advocacy.




    The annualized base salary for this role will range between $59,400 and $140,300. Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.

    Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at ~~~.

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