DDM - Deseret Digital
  • 03-Jul-2018 to 01-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Technology
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Deseret Digital Media (DDM) is seeking a senior level Software Engineer to join our analytics and advertising technology team to collaboratively build scalable applications with high load, low latency requirements.

Software Engineers on this team are tasked with solving problems and building solutions involving large amounts of data from our websites KSL.com, DeseretNews.com, Utah.com and their advertising platforms. In a typical week, these engineers will develop and maintain features for our analytics and advertising application. They will work with a scrum team with a product owner, scrum master, QA and other engineers to prioritize and build the features. They will regularly check the performance of their applications in production and improve them. They will have several hours dedicated a sprint to learning and experimenting with new technologies to stay current in our rapidly evolving industry.

You are an ideal candidate if:

  • Have 5+ years of experience in software development
  • CS or IT Bachelor's or Master's degree a plus, but not required
  • Experience designing, developing, and operating highly performant applications
  • Experience in at least one of these server-side technologies and willingness to learn the others: Go (https://golang.org/), Node.js (https://nodejs.org/en/)
  • Strong understanding of relational and non-relational databases
  • Strong understanding of caching strategies with technologies like Redis
  • Strong understanding of technologies used to render websites: HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Ready to take on full ownership of the development lifecycle by designing, building, and operating applications
  • Comfortable communicating with product owners, analysts, and other engineers to solve open-ended problems
  • Driven by results at the product, team, and individual levels
  • Desire to experiment and use data to drive decision-making
  • Excited to learn and collaborate with others.


In this role you'll need a willingness to learn (or bonus if you already have experience with):

  • Integrating with third-party APIs to pull data or manage workflows
  • Using Amazon Web Services to run production and staging environments, including EC2, ELB, DynamoDB, S3
  • Basic server operations skills to help monitor performance and diagnose bugs
  • Experience loading data into and querying against a data warehouse with technologies like GCP BigQuery and Amazon Athena
  • Using Redis as caching, in-memory datastore for quick lookups of data
  • Writing unit and integration tests to help maintain a high degree of confidence
  • Simple use of front-end technologies like React.js to make simplistic user interfaces
  • Google's advertising platform Doubleclick for Publishers


Note: If you feel your currently at a mid-level in your career, check out our job posting for a Software Engineer II


About DDM
Deseret Digital Media (DDM) is the online division of Deseret Media Companies that manages properties including KSL.com, DeseretNews.com and Utah.com. The sites collectively reach over tens of millions of unique users and over 350 million page-views each month. The organization has an uniquely values-based mission and seeks to be strategic to its owner The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All candidates need to fully support the company's mission statement: "To be trusted voices of light and truth influencing hundreds of millions of people worldwide."


Why DDM?
In addition to all the standard things that happen to be great at DDM (like competitive wages, opportunity for growth and advancement, stability, and super benefits)...

  • We care about our contribution to the world. We not only care about the health of the business, we care about our impact on other humans. It's right in our mission statement more than once.
  • We take work/life balance seriously. No, really. We do. We care about what we do and we expect the work to get done on time, but we know there are extremely, vitally important things about your life outside of work, and we want you to take those things just as seriously.
  • Exceptional benefits, contributing 401(k) and retirement plan


This job is a great opportunity for a performance-driven, detail-oriented individual interested in a dynamic and growing organization. He or she should also be motivated by the organization's broader mission and be able to develop relationships with all members of the team. If this sounds like you, submit your resume today.

Deseret Digital Media is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

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