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May 15 2010 7:11 AM

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We are currently considering candidates for Principal Software Engineers at Slate and The Root and the position of Senior Software Engineer at TheBig Money.

Senior Software Engineer, The Big Money
Job Profile
The well-suited candidate will be comfortable working closely with the editors to develop, maintain and enhance the family of Slate Group Web sites, including TheBigMoney.com. This individual will be working directly with editorial staff to propose, define, design, and implement creative long-term solutions for recurring business needs, address daily production system issues, and provide leadership to the development team.

Strong troubleshooting, communication skills, and sense of humor are a must. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated senior web developer with experience in content-driven Web sites. This is primarily a front-end and middle-tier development position.

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This position requires approximately 0 percent travel. Currently this position is open in Washington, D.C.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to design and code medium- to large-size projects on both short- and long-term schedules.
  • Minimum five years of Web development experience including design, development and testing.
  • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and iterative methodologies.
  • Understanding of layered architecture, MVC and other design patterns.
  • Solid experience with LAMP.
  • Strong experience with Object-Oriented Design and Implementation.
  • Good understanding of CMS system for public-facing media Web sites.
  • Development experience with open-source CMS system(s). Experience with Drupal 5 and above a major plus.
  • Experience in developing Web 2.0-powered Web sites.
  • Must be able and willing to keep pace with advances in web technologies.
  • Must be proficient in at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby. PHP 5.0 development experience is a major plus.
  • Tableless CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, XHTML.
  • Experience with relational databases and stored procedures. MySQL and/or PostgreSQL preferred.
  • Experience with developing on Linux and/or Solaris systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to clearly document and communicate technical designs to team members.
  • Experience with web site Front End design and implementation.
  • Experience with source code control systems. (CVS, Mercurial, Subversion preferred.)
  • Ability to develop and execute Unit Testing.
  • Experience in supporting 24x7 production systems, including deployment, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
  • Strong analysis skills with a thorough understanding of application and infrastructure bottlenecks.
  • BS in CS, CIS, or math or equivalent.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Java or .NET experience a plus.
  • Experience in developing Web Services. Good understanding of SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Experience in Flash development.

To apply, please send your résumé to Slate Technical Lead Charles Shive: Charles.Shive@slate.com.

Principal Software Engineer, Slate
Job Profile
The well-suited candidate will be comfortable working closely with the editors to develop, maintain and enhance the family of Slate Group Web sites, including Slate.com and SlateV.com. This individual will be working directly with editorial staff to propose, define, design, and implement creative long-term solutions for recurring business needs, address daily production system issues, and provide leadership to the development team.

Strong troubleshooting, communication skills, and sense of humor are a must. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated software engineer with experience in content-driven Web sites. This is primarily a backend development position.

This position requires approximately 0 percent travel. Currently this position is open in Washington, D.C.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to design and code medium- to large-size projects on both short- and long-term schedules.
  • Minimum eight years of Web development experience including design, development, and testing of backend and middleware systems.
  • Must be proficient in ASP.NET and C# and have .NET 1.1, 2.0 and 3.5 experience.
  • Proficient in developing MS Web Services.
  • Proficient in MS SQL Server and stored procedures.
  • Experience with SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI.
  • XML and XSLT coding experience a huge plus.
  • Experience administering Windows IIS servers and MS SQL Server.
  • Project and development lead skills required.
  • Engineering core skills (data structures and algorithms, coding, formal test techniques, etc.).
  • Proficient in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and iterative methodologies.
  • Proficient in coding and troubleshooting layered architecture, MVC, and other design patterns.
  • Strong experience with Object-Oriented Design and Implementation.
  • Strong understanding of CMS system for public-facing, content-driven media Web sites.
  • Proficient in developing Web 2.0-powered Web sites.
  • Must be able and willing to keep pace with advances in Web technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to clearly document and communicate technical designs to team members.
  • Experience with source code control systems. Subversion, Mercurial, CVS preferred.
  • Conceptual knowledge of Web site front-end design and implementation.
  • Development experience with open-source CMS system(s).
  • Experience with LAMP a plus.
  • Linux and/or Solaris experience a plus.
  • Ability to develop and execute Unit Testing.
  • Experience in supporting 24x7 production systems, networks, including deployment, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
  • Strong analysis skills with a thorough understanding of application and infrastructure bottlenecks.
  • BS in CS, CIS, or math or equivalent.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Java experience a major plus.
  • Python and Django experience a major plus.
  • Creativity and innovation.

To apply, please send your résumé to Slate Technical Lead Charles Shive: Charles.Shive@slate.com.

Principal Software Engineer, The Root
Job Profile
The well-suited candidate will be comfortable working closely with the editors to develop, maintain and enhance the family of Slate Group Web sites, including TheRoot.com. This individual will be working directly with editorial staff to propose, define, design, and implement creative long-term solutions for recurring business needs, address daily production system issues, and provide leadership to the development team.

Strong troubleshooting, communication skills, and sense of humor are a must. This is an ideal position for a highly motivated software engineer with experience in content-driven Web sites. This is primarily a backend development position.

This position requires approximately 0 percent travel. Currently this position is open in Washington, D.C.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to design and code medium- to large-size projects on both short- and long-term schedules.
  • Minimum eight years of Web development experience including design, development, and testing of backend and middleware systems.
  • Must be proficient in at least one of the following programming languages: PHP, Python, Perl. PHP 5.0 development experience is a major plus.
  • Proficient in relational databases and stored procedures. MySQL and/or PostgreSQL preferred.
  • Project and development lead skills required.
  • Engineering core skills (data structures & algorithms, coding, formal test techniques, etc.).
  • Proficient in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and iterative methodologies.
  • Proficient in coding and troubleshooting layered architecture, MVC and other design patterns.
  • Expert experience with LAMP.
  • Strong experience with Object-Oriented Design & Implementation.
  • Strong understanding of CMS systems for public-facing, content-driven media Web sites.
  • Development experience with open-source CMS systems. Experience with Drupal 5 and above a major plus.
  • Proficient in developing Web 2.0-powered Web sites.
  • Must be able and willing to keep pace with advances in Web technologies.
  • Proficient in developing on Linux and/or Solaris systems a MUST.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to clearly document and communicate technical designs to team members.
  • Experience with source code control systems. (CVS, Mercurial, Subversion preferred.)
  • Conceptual knowledge of Web site front-end design and implementation.
  • Ability to develop and execute Unit Testing.
  • Experience in supporting 24x7 production systems, networks, including deployment, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
  • Strong analysis skills with a thorough understanding of application and infrastructure bottlenecks.
  • BS in CS, CIS, or math or equivalent.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Java or .NET experience a plus.
  • Linux systems administration a huge plus.
  • Experience in developing Web Services. Good understanding of SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.
  • Creativity and innovation.

To apply, please send your résumé to Slate Technical Lead Charles Shive: Charles.Shive@slate.com.

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