Sr. Frontend Software Engineer

Location US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2018 8:29 PM)
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We are growing the digital technology team to power the future of digital news and promote quality journalism.  We’re looking for a smart and talented software engineer who wants to contribute to the future of journalism and fit into our culture of collaboration and innovation.


As a senior web frontend software engineer, you will help enhance tronc’s web sites for properties like the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News and other publications.


  • Work as part of a team to continually refresh and enhance our users’ web experiences using an Agile Development Methodology.
  • Work on the most complex components of core systems with little or no guidance
  • Ensure consistent cross team communication and leadership
  • Assist key stakeholders (i.e. software engineers, application support, operations, vendors) in troubleshooting issues as they arise
  • Participate in department and interdepartmental projects as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 6-8+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, and procedures, with an emphasis on Agile methodologies (XP or Scrum).
  • Experience leading and mentoring software engineering teams is a huge plus!
  • Expertise in the following areas:
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JS frameworks, such as jQuery, Angular and/or React.
    • Responsive / Adaptive Web Design
    • Web site performance analysis and improvement
    • Creating web sites that are accessible to users who require assistive technologies
  • Comfortable working in AWS-hosted Linux environments.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to solve critical issues & work well in time critical situations, with occasional availability after hours for emergency troubleshooting.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to participate in occasional travel to other tronc business units, vendors, or client sites.

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