Tech Lead, Web Engineering

New York City, New York (US)
Salary based on experience + extensive benefits package
Jan 07, 2019
Web Production
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

While known for being the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned book publishing firm, W. W. Norton also has a growing list of digital applications that serve students, instructors, and general readers. The Web Engineering Lead will join a co-located team of New York-based UX designers, engineers, project managers, and business analysts to create exceptional products.

At Norton we believe that software engineering is a creative and collaborative endeavor. Our goal is to build happy, productive teams and processes to deliver quality products that delight W. W. Norton's customers. The Web Engineering Lead will be responsible for the design, development and support of digital product, content management system/editorial publishing platform and e-commerce solutions for W. W. Norton. This is a hands-on technical position that requires excellent technical design and development skills. 

If you come into this role, then you will run the backend, which is focused on the core functional and non-function aspects of the platform connecting and supporting services. This means that you know and love microservice architecture and look forward to writing shared libraries that your peers will consume. In addition to being accountable for technology deliverables, you will also play a prominent role in guiding/mentoring other team members as well as architectural design and agile project planning.

You will be a good fit for this role if you have a solid background in modern enterprise-class web application development using NodeJS. Proficiency with object-oriented programming, including software design and design patterns is also expected. You will also need an ability to master new/emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Reasons that WW Norton may be the right fit for you:

  • We are a company that inspires and educates people;
  • We are 100% focused on teamwork and collaboration;
  • We an on-site workplace so you will see your colleagues and talk to them every day;
  • We use agile methodologies like scrum and test-driven development;
  • We offer you the opportunity to hone your skills in a plethora of tools and technologies, including Linux, Kubernetes, JavaScript, Node, git and more;
  • We support your growth as a self-motivated, organized and proactive team member;
  • We encourage learning and sharing knowledge in the office;
  • Our engineering managers come from a technology background;
  • We welcome diversity;
  • You will have opportunity to meet and discuss your ideas with direct and senior managers through 1-on-1s and town-hall meetings;
  • We are surrounded by books; many of our colleagues are avid readers and love to discuss what they’re reading;
  • W. W. Norton is owned entirely by the employees, so all employees have a stake in the success of the firm;
  • Our offices overlook the New York Public Library and Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan;

Minimum requirements:

  • 7 years of hands-on professional software development experience
  • BS (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Ability to work full-time in W. W. Norton’s New York Office
  • Eligible to work for W.W. Norton & Company in the US

W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.