Chief Developer Of Digital Products at The Spokesman-Review

Spokane,WA,United StatesJun 05, 2013

You breathe, sleep, and eat code. You take great personal satisfaction in keeping up with the latest development enhancements and techniques in your field. You enjoy the fast-moving and elegant web designs Django allows you to create. Your quality of life includes living in a place that experiences a four-season climate, is close to dozens of lakes and rivers for swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as mountains for skiing, hiking, and biking. You would love to live in an All-American City that provides a low cost of living, while still being a destination place for shopping, dining, art, and entertainment. If this description fits you, then come join our team in Spokane, Washington as our Chief Developer of Digital Products for a company that is a leader in the media industry—The Spokesman-Review.

As the Chief Developer of Digital Products for the SR Media design team, you will have the opportunity to supervise and coordinate software projects for a team of web developers. You will take general guidance and goal statements from company managers and develop a detailed plan to proceed with project development and then convert that plan into tasks for developers. When necessary, work is coordinated with other departments to complete projects or tasks. Not only will you be responsible for the web developer team, but you also will ensure that tasks are completed using proper development techniques and that industry standard security considerations are taken into account. Are you ready? Once hired, here’s what we’ll need you to do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement UI components for public facing pages for and its other web-based products and niche websites.
  • Assess tasks and projects completed by your team for correctness.
  • Have creative input in UI and UX decisions.
  • Collaborate with marketing to prototype experimental features.
  • Lead prototype development of new UI interactions.
  • Show leadership in suggesting new product features, novel interactions and innovative solutions.
  • Be a liaison between Design and Marketing.
  • Stay on top of trends in design, data visualization, and mobile technology. Requirements and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or other related field; or four plus years industry experience or equivalent combination of both experience and education.
  • 5+ years industry experience with 2+ years experience with Django.
  • Intermediate Proficiency with HTML/CSS/JS/AJAX.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and intermediate-expert proficiency in creating, maintaining and troubleshooting applications created using the Django framework.
  • Intermediate Proficiency in the Python programming language.
  • Basic-Intermediate proficiency with relational databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • Basic with revision control tools i.e. SVN, Git, Mercurial.
  • Basic ability with the Linux. We work in a supportive team environment and offer an excellent compensation package with a matching 401k and medical benefits. Salary to be negotiated.


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