Location: Dublin 8, Dublin
TheJournal.ie is Ireland's fastest growing news and entertainment website. It was set up in September 2010 and is part of the Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie, Boards.ie, Adverts.ie)2,000,000+ monthly unique visitors Over 250,000 people on Facebook subscribe to our news feed 150,000 Twitter followers
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=== Company === TheJournal.ie is Irelands fastest growing news and entertainment website. Since our launch, only two years ago, we have racked up: - 1,700,000 monthly unique visitors - 210,000 subscribers to our Facebook news feeds - 150,000 Twitter followers - 200,000 monthly readers on TheJournal.ie Android and iOS Apps. We are now the no.1 Irish news provider on mobile and in social media. In order to keep up with the pace of our traffic expansion we are recruiting a Senior Software Developer to help roll out growth features from our development plan. === The Platform === TheJournal.ie uses WordPress as its CMS system. WordPress is not known for its scalability, so we have abstracted out the front end via a JSON API and with the help of Memcache, Solr, Websockets, XCache, Nginx and Amazon EC2, have managed to handle the huge increases in traffic over the last two years. === The Role === In 2013 we expect to grow at an even faster rate than 2012 and we are looking for a top-class software engineer/computer scientist to join the team and help bring us all the way to the no. 1 news site in Ireland. Overall we are looking for an all-rounder who can quickly get their head around a new system. You must be a first-class programmer who also has a good feeling for product design and usability. Youll get to work on rolling out new consumer facing products that are powered by the latest technologies and are used by millions of people every month. This is an exciting role which is particularly suited to a candidate that would thrive on the buzz of a startup environment. As a key member of a small team, youll work on both team project and ones that you are fully responsible for. Youll also get to influence our overall product direction. One of the key drivers of TheJournal.ies success has been the quality/usability of our technology and our product-driven approach to development. Working in this role, you will acquire many insights into building large scale consumer-internet products that people love to use. This role will report directly to the CTO of TheJournal.ie. === Skills required === - 3+ years experience - Minimum 2.1 BSc/MSc Computer Science/Computer Engineering (or related degree) - First class knowledge and experience of web application development (PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, jQuery etc.) - Fluency in object oriented design principles - Experience with Facebook or Twitter social integrations a benefit - Evidence of an active interest in new technologies within your field. A blog, github account or documented contribution to open source projects would be beneficial - Experience working in a team environment, with multi-user project management tools (basecamp, fogbugz) - Experience with code deployments and repository management - git experience being a distinct advantage - Familiarity with best practices of both website optimisation and backend development - Be a self-starter with a proven ability to manage your own time and workload - A good understanding of what users want and the ability to produce and recognize easy-to-use software === The Package === For the right candidate, we are offering a highly attractive and competitive salary. This is a permanent full-time position Closing date for applications: Monday, May 10th 2013 (but the sooner the better) **CVs without cover letters will not be considered** We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies === Your Experience === Please include in your cover letter examples of products/projects that you worked on that you are particularly proud of. Feel free to include links to websites, blogs, Github projects.