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Application Developer (Front End)

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date Posted: 08-03-2018
About the Company
The Tampa Bay Times, which is Florida's largest daily newspaper, has been part of the Tampa Bay community for more than 130 years. Locally owned and independent, the Times has long been celebrated for its outstanding and credible journalism, practiced with integrity in the public interest and has been ranked among the Top 10 newspapers in the country. It has chronicled the Tampa Bay region’s growth with outstanding journalism, winning 12 Pulitzers and numerous other awards along the way.
 
The Role
Creates applications and develops the front-end user experience on company websites and services that meet internal and external customer needs. The position will be located at our office in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implementation of features in an Agile environment
  • Integration of user-facing elements with server-side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future utility
  • Learn new languages, frameworks and services on the fly
  • Proactive and innovative in identifying needs, filling gaps and/or driving solutions.
  • Documenting your work thoroughly
  • Communicating with team members on site and remotely
  • Communicating with internal and external customers
     
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Proficient knowledge and work experience with JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and HTML
  • Basic knowledge and experience in Java and Object-Oriented programming
  • Basic knowledge and experience with Python
  • Proficient knowledge of code versioning tools like GIT or SVN
  • Basic understanding of Agile Methodology and SCRUM
  • Basic experience with both Windows and Linux environments
  • Basic experience with Relational Databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Willingness to go outside your comfort zone in technology
 
Education and/or Experience
  • Three or more years of experience in front end development
  • Experience deploying in virtualized environments
  • Experience turning a mockup into a working front end design on a website
  • Experience working with Java, optimally in the Spring framework
  • Experience developing in Python, optimally in Django
  • Experience working with a Content Management System (CMS)
 
Benefits for Full-Time Eligible Employees
  • Competitive Pay.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Health coverage for you and your family through medical, dental and vision plans beginning your first day of employment with the company.
  • 100% employer paid short-term and long-term disability.
  • 100% employer paid basic life insurance.
  • Supplemental life insurance.
  • Tax advantages through flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for specific health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tax-Deferred Savings Plan for retirement.
  • Weekly payroll.
  • A generous vacation and personal leave time program and much more…
 
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply through the Tampa Bay Times careers portal at http://tampabaytimes.catsone.com/careers/.
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