Sr. Engineer, Ruby on Rails

Company: Gannett
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.JUL.2021


Req #14642 Friday, March 26, 2021 Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions ...


Req #14642

Friday, March 26, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Sr. Engineer, Ruby on Rails

As a Sr. Engineer-Ruby on Rails, you will be responsible for engineering and supporting our software systems end-to-end, from excellent user experiences to full back-end services built on top of Ruby on Rails. You will need to be able to grasp both product and technical requirements, and have the ability to translate them into working applications and functionality across our platform. You will participate in all phases of the fulfillment cycle: from product definition and design through implementation, debugging, and testing. You will work collaboratively with other team members using Agile methodologies overseeing all technical aspects of the process from inception to launch.

We are a fast-paced engineering team working to build the next generation of Digital Marketing management systems partnering with Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Facebook. If you are profoundly technical, analytical, and eager to build solutions that directly impact the company's core values, we want to talk to you!


Create functional and technical specifications, and develop scalable, tested and reliable Ruby on Rails applications and services

Analyze, design, and coordinate the development of back-end services, including downstream APIs using Ruby on Rails

Design and develop a great user experience using modern, performant web technologies using React and state management tools.

Develop the architecture to validate and de-duplicate complex data sets continuously driving optimizations and improvement.

Develop new versioned APIs that will be used to consume other APIs

Assist in transfering APIs to Java microservices

Ensure clear/straightforward design and comprehensive documentation of code that results in clean, concise, and maintainable software.

Integrate internal, as well as third-party web services and components

Consistently follow and continue to help improve our engineering processes, including code reviews, deployment, and issue tracking

Work closely with the Product and Design teams as part of an Agile Development process

Act as a mentor in a collaborative environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Minimum 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer using multiple technologies/ frameworks

Strong understanding of technologies in our stack: Rails/React/Java/SQL/git

Hands-on back-end microservices, middleware & REST API development

Extensive knowledge with third-party API integrations

Experience in front-end development using React and JavaScript

Knowledge of source code management tools, ticketing systems, and wikis for collaboration on code, e.g., Jira, Confluence, Git a big plus.

Experience with Agile processes such as SCRUM or Kanban.

Ability to be a self-starter, work as part of a larger team, or independently.

Experience or exposure to development techniques that drive high code coverage and craftsmanship, e.g., TDD, code reviews, continuous integration

Comfortable working in a modern software engineering environment with distributed source control, and a dev/staging/prod release cycle

Strong test writing experience

Focused on clean code craftsmanship

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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  • Job Family Software Engineering
  • Job Function Technology
  • Pay Type Salary

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