Location: Dublin 8, Dublin
TheJournal.ie is Ireland's fastest growing news, sports and entertainment website. It was set up in September 2010 and incorporates TheJournal.ie, The DailyEdge.ie, and TheScore.ie . 275,000+ daily readers. Over 270,000 people on Facebook subscribe to our news feed, 185,000+ Twitter followers
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THEJOURNAL.IE IS LOOKING for an experienced developer who's passionate about building amazing products. The job is based in our Dublin office and offers a highly competitive package. === About You === - Coding makes you happy. - You love the idea of working in a lean, iterative-driven dev team where your decisions impact 376,000 people every day. - You're fluent in PHP, client side scripting, SQL and all the components needed for building modern, scalable, web applications. - You've a good feeling for product design and usability. - Fixing an obscure bug at the end of the day is pure heaven. - 4+ years experience building web applications === About Us === TheJournal.ie is building the news company of tomorrow. We believe that we best serve the needs of our readers by marrying a world-class development team with our talented editorial team of 40+ journalists. As a result, we're fast becoming a daily habit for the people of Ireland. === About The Job === The development team is responsible for all aspects of our mobile applications and site infrastructure, from getting the latest news into the hands of our readers, to providing our editorial teams with the best tools to break the big stories. Areas of work include: - Storytelling: Our journalists are always experimenting with new ways of telling stories. The dev team works closely with our editors to build a pipeline of new features that will delight our readers. - First with the news: Milliseconds count. Our APIs, native apps, websites, push/email notifications are continuously optimised so that when a journalist breaks a story, we're delivering (or updating) the story first. - Big data: Understanding the habits of our readers and serving them the content that best suits their needs at any given time will enable us to meet the needs of our ever growing audience. - Growth: Through A/B testing of layouts, text and headlines on platform and on social media we continuously optimise growth and the virality of our content. - Integrated Advertising:TheJournal.ie has pioneered social advertising in Ireland. We enable brands to interact directly with targeted groups of readers on our platform through native content. Our dev team is responsible for building and improving the serving, targeting and reporting infrastructure for these products in conjunction with the commercial team. === About the platform === - A fast, RESTful, API written in PHP. This API powers all of our platforms, from iOS to Android, and Desktop and Mobile websites. - Native apps on both iOS and Android that ensure a fast reading experience. - A lightweight website that can scale easily to meet the demands of the modern news cycle. - Running in AWS (EC2, RDS, Cloudsearch, S3, DynamoDB) - Our content management system is a customised version of the familiar Wordpress platform. We've extended it with many new features that bring greater power to our writers. - And much more, from adaptive image APIs to NoSQL data collection stores for analytics and cohort analysis. === Let's get to know each other === If this sounds like it could be the job for you, why not come in to chat about our upcoming projects or even spend a day coding with us to get to know what we're like and what we're building. If you're interested, send your CV, a cover email, and links to any open source code you've written. Closing date for this role is 5pm on Thursday 31 July 2014
Do you have a passion for app development? Do you love working on new ideas? Do you want to work on one of Ireland's most downloaded apps? Do you want to be part of an award winning team? If youre nodding your head to all of the above then read on! TheJournal.ie is a rapidly growing news app and website with a focus on breaking stories in new and innovative ways. Were looking for an excellent developer who can help us take our apps to the next level. **Responsibilities** You will be joining a small close-knit team of great developers, building apps & features that are used by thousands of people across multiple devices and platforms. We love input and new ideas from all members on our team so your contributions will be key to the direction our apps will take and to their success. We have a very high standard on our team and are looking for smart, passionate developers who can not only take ownership of a project and work on it under their own steam, but also arent afraid to ask for help or advice from other team members when required. **Requirements** * BS or MS in Computer Science or related field * Have iOS development experience (Android also a bonus) * Youve published one or more apps to the App store * You're familiar and comfortable with the iOS SDK If you have a Github account, have contributed to open source projects, have a personal project of which you're particularly proud or are currently getting neck-deep in a new tech about which you're really excited, tell us all about it in your cover letter! **What we offer** * An attractive salary package and career development plan. * The opportunity to work on one of Ireland's most downloaded apps. * A fast-paced, challenging and fun working environment. * Projects are exciting and developers are given wide scope for creativity and innovation. * A chance to make a significant contribution to our future technical direction. **Application process** *Give us your top reasons (three at most) about why we should consider you for this role, based on this job spec, your skills and experience *Tell us briefly how youd approach the role and become a valued member of our team *And dont forget to attach your CV Candidates who send CVs without cover letters wont be considered. TheJournal.ie does not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. Applications should be submitted by May 23rd 2014.