The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight, and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
Our digital solutions team provides services to The Economist Group businesses and is also responsible for the flagship products including Economist.com and The Economist digital apps.
We are recruiting an Engineering Lead, reporting to the Director of Commerce Technology, who will be responsible for setting the engineering standards for the Commerce Platform. This will be driven through balancing the business and architectural goals alongside engineering best practices. Additionally, the Lead Engineer is responsible for maintaining a high standard of code quality, identifying risk and technical debt, the creation and maintenance of technical documentation for solutions and features, and overseeing the distribution and coordination of engineering duties where appropriate.
Our Digital Team is a product-centric organisation spanning many areas of technology and product development at The Economist. We are strong believers that innovation comes from within and encourage exploration of new tools and techniques. We use open-source technologies wherever possible and give back to the community by open sourcing code when appropriate. Many members of our team contribute to open source projects individually. We are actively changing our landscape, embracing microservices, engaging front-end experiences with Isomorphic JS frameworks, continuous integration and tightening the feedback loop through continuous delivery.
How you will contribute:
The ideal skills for this role are: