• Senior Engineer

    Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham
  • Introduction

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    The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our content through a range of formats, from our weekly international print editions to VR Experiences. The objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world are our hallmarks.

    With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current-affairs publications.


    The Economist’s Digital Solutions (DS) team is a passionate group of digital professionals who deliver a myriad of digital products, serving both our readers and The Economist's businesses. The DS team has a strong cross-functional mix of skills, from product managers to data scientists, collaborating on Agile teams developing products, platforms and concepts. Each person plays a pivotal role in delivering innovation and growth.


    How you will contribute: 


    • Assuring the correct procedures and practices are adhered to (e.g. source management)
    • Leading and mentoring technical staff
    • Trouble shooting both at the app level and server level
    • Defining and reviewing software : API, algorithm and/or class level of granularity
    • Participation in steering and planning sessions
    • Industry point of view for development strategy including framework, tools and libraries decisions
    • The SDLC principles are adhered to


    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for the role are:


    • Experience in React/React-Native & AWS technologies
    • Extensive knowledge of modern software development practices (including QA)
    • To have developed and released a number of mobile apps into either enterprise or commercial stores
    • Complete understanding of data and content flows through CMS and CDN systems
    • Strong development skills
    • Good working knowledge of agile development practices including CI/CD
    • Extensive exposure to agile and lean project management practices
    • Good working experience of git, git flow management and Github (including defect tracing)
    • Exposure to enterprise level governance, policies and process
    • The ability to communicate complex issues to a wide audience of technical and non-technical staff
    • Leading code reviews and steer technical design debates
    • Industry insight in technical product direction (e.g. technology to support Apple News and Semantic linking)
    • Ability to contribute to or create new processes, policies and procedures e.g. branch management
    • Confidence in technical decisions, providing clear reasoning and metrics/measurements


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