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Application Developer (Back End)

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date Posted: 01-14-2019
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 application delivery environments that meet internal and external customer needs. Programs applications using object-oriented languages that meets customer needs. The position will be located at our office in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understands and converts requirements into stable application environments
  • Works with QA to ensure new servers and applications are reliable and effective before launch
  • Identifies and eliminates bugs that may slip past QA process
  • Delivers application hosting infrastructure that consistently works and withstands high, sustained use
  • Documents software, servers, infrastructure and deployment
  • Writes code using Object Oriented programming languages.
  • Perform basic SQL database management.
  • Actively participate in product design meetings
  • Leverages new technology advancements into existing systems
  • Works well with IT colleagues and business partners to meet agreed-upon commitments
  • Must be self-starter and willing to learn on the fly.
  • Must have working knowledge of Unix/Linux in virtualized environment.
  • Must have working knowledge of SQL and database administration.
  • A working understanding of Object Oriented Programming with languages like Java or Python inside of framework like Spring or Django.
Education and/or Experience
  • One to three years of work or intern experience in application development or Linux server administration.
  • Bachelor’s degree in management information systems, computer science or related technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Hands-on programming experience greater than three years combined in Java, Python, or Node.js.
  • Experience maintaining services such as Bind, Apache, Nginx, MySQL.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented design methodologies, architecture methodologies, security practices and integration techniques.
  • Knowledge of relational database technology, structured analysis concepts and software design patterns.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git or SVN)
  • Understanding of deployment technologies in virtualized environments.
  • Effective listening, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in integrating commercial off the shelf solutions.
  • Technical knowledge with hands-on experience in SQL database.
  • Basic understanding of front-end web tech, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Basic experience creating and maintaining Amazon EC2 instances or an equivalent in another virtualized environment.
  • Basic experience maintaining security groups, subnets, and route tables.
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
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