Web Technical Lead

New York
Jan 15, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Ms. Allison Elfenbein
Digital Media
Full Time
Wenner Media has an immediate need for a full-time web technical lead that has a yearning for developing robust digital solutions for its family of brands (including rollingstone.com, usmagazine.com and mensjournal.com).

Position will actively participate in all phases of the development cycle for our sites and will be looked upon as the subject matter expert internally as it pertains to its digital properties. Tech lead will provide technical expertise in the strategy and implementation phases of projects including discovery, evaluating and recommending technical solutions for CMS and web technologies, devising a cohesive strategy/approach for projects.

Other responsibilities will include:
- Provide technical leadership and assumes overall accountability for a successful implementation of all internal development projects
- Oversee internal and freelance web developers, ensuring solutions are properly architected and speci?ed, and partners with the project manager to ensure quality
- Partner with project managers, developers, and third-party vendors to successfully manage and support our web properties in their continued growth

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or related field) and have extensive experience working in a LAMP environment (symphony frame-work experience is a big plus). Additional skills include strong communication and problem-solving skills, effective time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

•7 years professional web development experience working on high-traffic site(s)
•5+ years PHP experience with high-volume MySQL or other RDBMS
•Experience with Javascript libraries and plugins (ie: Jquery, Yui, Dojo etc)
•Should be comfortable making technical decisions around architecture or design patterns
•Deep experience with OO programming and design
•Experience with mobile development
•Experience with the full web-application development cycle: documentation, design, coding, testing, version control, etc.
•Experience with structured data (XML, JSON) including defining data schemas and parsing XML
•Familiarity working with different APIs and third-party libraries
•Able to debug code written by others
•Strong communication and problem-solving skills
•Ability to work in a group or independently

•Knowledge of common PHP Frameworks and design patterns (CakePHP, Symfony, etc)
•Front-end development skills (css, xhtml, js,) including responsive development
•Server admin experience a plus
•Familiarity with ORM tools
•Experience with Git
•Experience working in a cloud-based hosting environment
•Experience with CDN (Akamai, Edgecast, etc)
•Experience with writing unit tests
•Experience working with and/or managing internal and external developers

Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter via email to hr1@wennermedia.com with Web Tech Lead in the subject.

Please send your resume, salary requirements and cover letter via email to hr1@wennermedia.com with Web Tech Lead in the subject.

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