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 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.
We are searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team in our Tech Hub in Birmingham to help us accelerate our drive toward becoming a digitally enabled business, a huge part of this is the ability to deliver our technology solutions rapidly and reliably. We are looking for a new team member to help us deliver on our goals.
The delivery of our solutions is carried out by mixed internal and external cross functional teams. The successful candidate will become a key, senior member of one of these teams. Working closely with a dedicated team of people they will collectively be responsible for the smooth running, enhancement and new features of one of our systems.
We strongly believe in empowering each of our teams and the only way to do this is to empower the individuals in the teams. In this environment you will be expected to push the boundaries in the tools, processes and technologies used by the team, all the while ensuring that the end product meets the agreed requirements with the highest quality.
How you will contribute:
The ideal skills for the role are: