DDM - Deseret Digital
  • 25-Oct-2018 to 24-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Technology
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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."


DDM is currently seeking a senior level Software Engineer to work on the Deseretnews.com software development team. The Deseretnews.com website and mobile app continue the strong legacy of providing accurate online news and information about Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU and local sport teams, and especially prep sports. This position will report to the Team Lead of Software Engineering.


This Software Engineer will be responsible for development, and maintenance of technology for the Deseretnews.com, other related web sites and apps. The ideal candidate needs to have experience with high traffic websites, excellent communication skills, and be willing and excited to learn new skills and technologies.


At a minimum, you're a candidate if you can demonstrate:

  • 4 or more years of current experience with web software development technologies and tools including:
    • PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Self motivated to learn new and emerging technologies
  • Must be a strong team and individual motivator with a positive attitude who enjoys working with others. Ability to work independently in addition to collaborative work on large projects with team members, including stakeholders, product owners, designers, and other developers
  • Goal-oriented person with high personal drive, integrity, and energy
  • Maintenance of existing enterprise web applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

An Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with PHP MVC frameworks, namely Symfony
  • An understanding of best practices and design principles as it pertains to architecting web applications.
  • Experience working with consuming and writing GraphQL and REST API's
  • Experience working with source control, specifically GIT
  • Experience developing within a virtual environment.


It's a bonus if you have:

  • Experience working with front end technologies: React.js and ES6
  • Experience working with asset management systems like Webpack, and using SCSS for styles
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodology and use of issue tracking (Pivotal Tracker, Targetprocess or similar)
  • Experience optimizing and working with high traffic web sites using caching and scalability technologies

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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