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[JOB] Backend Engineer, New Yorker Technology Team

Backend Engineer

Backend engineer

As a backend engineer on the New Yorker technology team you will help create innovative digital products that compliment some of the world’s best journalism and writing. Ultimately you will be responsible for creating and maintaining efficient, scalable and secure backend application infrastructure used by tens of millions of readers each month.

About the New Yorker The New Yorker is a national weekly magazine that offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture, and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry, and cartoons. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker publishes the best writers of its time and has received more National Magazine Awards than any other magazine, for its groundbreaking reporting, authoritative analysis, and creative inspiration. The New Yorker is at once a classic and at the leading edge.

Required qualifications:

• Expert in OO PHP
• Strong knowledge of MVC architecture
• Experienced in designing, writing queries for and optimizing SQL databases
• Working knowledge of any version control software
Bonus qualifications:

• Configuring and maintaining Linux based Apache servers
• Experience architecting web applications
• Experience working with caching layers such as Varnish, Memcache and CDNs
• Experience using tools like New Relic to optimize application performance
• Working knowledge of WordPress
• Solid understand of REST concepts and experience using REST APIs
• Advanced knowledge of Git
• Ability to write usable documentation
• Familiarity or experience with continuous integration deploy processes
• Familiarity or experience with Amazon Web Services products (i.e. Beanstalk instances) and its APIs
About Condé Nast Condé Nast is renowned for provocative, influential, award winning content-across brands, across platforms, and across continents. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Condé Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined.

Condé Nast is an equal-opportunity workplace.

Duties and responsibilities may be adjusted based on years of experience.

Salary is also commensurate with experience.

How to apply
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