Sr. JavaScript Engineer

at Advance Local
Location Jersey City, NJ
Date Posted August 19, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


We are a progressive media company that fosters a collaborative working environment for talented individuals that can contribute to our success.   Advance Local is seeking a JavaScript Engineer to be part of a mission-critical team responsible for the design, support, and availability of the application foundations that support all our newsrooms across the country and our tens of millions of monthly visitors.

This position will champion good engineering practices, constantly seeking the right balance between quality and delivery.

In this position you will:

•       Collaborate closely with our colleagues in content strategy, design and revenue to make sure we are delivering a best-in-class user experience at the scale required

•       Develop and ship applications for our websites

•       Practice Agile methodology for organizing, tracking and measuring technical work

•       Work with peers to define software engineering standards and help shorten deploy pipelines and timeframes, while increasing test coverage and integrating with a Development Operations team

•       Update team on ticket progress at daily stand-up meetings

 For this position, you’ll need: 

•       Degree or equivalent experience required

•       Minimum five years’ experience as a JavaScript Engineer with extensive knowledge of JavaScript

•       Experience in the production of websites at scale (more than one million monthly uniques)

•       Strong point of view on modern JavaScript design patterns and experience with frameworks and JS libraries (React, VueJS, AngularJS or similar), and how they interact with modern CSS architectures and tooling

•       Ability to engage in technical decisions and discussions and know when to defer to lead developers in the company and when to advocate more strongly for your position

•       Experience working in a serverless environments (Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud)

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.
Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit
Advance Local Media includes MLive Media Group, Advance Ohio, Alabama Media Group, NJ Advance Media, Advance Media NY, MassLive Media, Oregonian Media Group, Staten Island Media Group, ZeroSum, The Alpha Group, Headline Studio, PA Media Group, and our Enterprise Digital Innovation team.
Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

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