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  TheBlaze: Senior Back-End Developer

(New York, NY)

Would you like to help create a digital news platform relied on by over 10 million unique users per month? Is an active NYC newsroom your ideal workplace?

TheBlaze.com is in search of an experienced Backend WordPress/PHP Developer/Magician with a strong interest in digital news design and development. We are looking for someone with the vision and ability to create next-generation experiences for a wide variety of digital news and information mediums.

 We are passionate about our ability to bring a community together online, engaging audiences and driving a healthy national debate. The ideal candidate is a productive and meticulous coder with intense passion for iterative, agile experimentation and is eager to push boundaries with bleeding-edge technologies. He/She is a creative thinker with unique vision for multi-media platforms.

Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:

  • Working closely with editorial, advertising, and operations staff on new development and maintenance
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting, responding and fixing downtime and events
  • Verifying and testing backend code
  • Identifying tasks which require automation and automate them
  • Proactively monitoring app and servers for security threats and fix
  • Identifying patterns in malicious users, comments, and uploads and remove
  • Running/building tools for various server, database, and traffic statistics
  • Monitoring web daemons and tweak settings as needs and resources change
  • Supporting partner relationships (email, analytics, advertising, etc)
  • Sharing research and knowledge with co-workers
  • Assisting junior staff with development

Required Skills

  • Wordpress experience
  • PHP mastery
  • Python (with Django) a plus
  • Javascript, jQuery
  • Basic System admin

This is an on-site, full time position at our New York City office. Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience. 

Ridiculous benefits package (really, we don't make you contribute a dime); endless snacks, sodas and breakfast items; gym discounts; flexible hours; happy co-workers that like their jobs.

Please submit resumes to ahovey@theblaze.com with "Senior BackEnd Developer" in the subject line. We like to see personalities shine through the black and white, so please send along any portfolio items/cover letters/blogs, anything that you believe will set you apart from other candidates.

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