The Senior Software Engineerâs main role is to design, build, and maintain software applications in their respective domain.
This is a hands-on technical development role and post holders will be highly proficient software engineers in at least one area of web / application development.
They will often take responsibility for small to medium d projects and will be expected to oversee the work of junior / mid-level software engineers.
The role involves working with a range of stakeholders : business âproductâ owners, Scrum Masters / project managers, other development teams, infrastructure, Service Desk, and the Press architectural team in order to design software solutions and to resolve issues.
Work closely with development team lead, business owners, analysts, project managers / scrum masters, and relevant other parties to understand and shape requirements for new development / troubleshooting of existing development.
Assist the Development Team Lead / Solution Architects with analysis anddesign of the over-all solution architecture.
To take responsibility for designing some components of an overallsolution.
Creates elements of the software specification document set including :
Class Diagrams, sequence Diagrams, and DB design amongst others.
To write project briefs, proposals, and implementation plans where required and on small to medium d projects for providing initial estimates.
Work with the UX / Product Teams and Product Owners in building world class website experiences for our customers
Responsible for the delivery on assigned modules / tasks.
Code, test and troubleshoot software programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.
Provide assistance to QA and service desk personnel as needed to diagnose system problems and to review / repair legacy code if required.
Review changes in code and the environment to understand and minimise negative impact on system performance.
Work closely with the infrastructure, build and release, database, and other related teams to ensure swift and efficient deployment of code releases to live (production) environments.
Build reusable components, templates, code and libraries.
Optimize applications formaximum speed and scalability
Supervision of junior / mid-level software engineers to complete deliverables within a given project / maintenance task.
Prepare reports and analysis regarding issues, incident in progress, opposing ideas and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
To maintain â and actively seek to utilise â subject matter expertise across a range of technology trends and domains (to include electronic publishing, web &
mobile development, and social media trends).
Participate in Agile and Scrum best practices as we strive for continuous integration and delivery
Educated to degree level in a relevant IT / Software related degree.
5+ years of software development expertise within an area of web technologies.
â¢ CMS frameworks (e.g. Drupal, WordPress etc)
â¢ CSS3 & HTML5
â¢ REST Web services
Ideally to have gained industry certification in one of the above areas.
Experience of data manipulation, tuning, and performance work across a range of industry databases including : Oracle or MySQL.
To be comfortable with using industry standard tools and practices in the Software
Development world including SVN or GIT source code control systems.
Experience of working within an Agile development process (Scrum or similar).
Can build a website from scratch but can also take advantage of the different frameworks available
Knowledgeable, has good judgment in selecting, and can implement different frameworks (e.g.
Bootstrap, WordPress, Drupal, AngularJS or NodeJS)
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with colleagues of all levels across the Press.
Cares about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code
Solid solution design & principles, analysis and documentation skills plus experience of Web infrastructure and related technology areas and modern day â
156;DevOpsâ engineering practices, tools and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration or Delivery, DevOps on AWS)
Able to coach and guide junior / mid-level software engineers on day to day tasks, supporting their development and deliverables.
Desired Experience :
Experience on Python and Java
Knowledge in search technology i.e. ElasticSearch, SOLR
Knowledge in No-SQL i.e. MongoDB
TEAM : Central Web Services