Software Engineer

Remote - US Full Time
$100K - $115K Yearly

Published on March 12, 2024

We are a team-first culture that ensures every employee has the opportunity to grow and learn. At MNG, we promote from within and work with team members to achieve their full potential. We truly believe that failure is not a setback, but an opportunity. Join our team and feel good about what you're doing and where you're going!

We are seeking a Software Engineer to be part of our Digital Subscriptions team as we continue to create and maintain 90+ news sites and build advanced features in our in-house built WordPress platform. Be part of a digital media landscape in the midst of rapid change; our team is at the center of a new content, marketing, and revenue-sustainable experience that puts content, people and performance first.

What you will do:
  • Innovate, design and develop extensible and reusable components for our digital subscription and user authorization platforms with quality and performance being your #1 priority
  • Translation of business requirements and vender integration documentation into production-ready code that will produce the best user experiences
  • Identify and analyze multiple approaches to solve a problem and come up with the best architectural solution within the available timelines
  • Participate and be effective in code reviews, both giving and receiving feedback
  • Create and update documentation
  • Help create and follow development processes that enhance quality and increase productivity
  • Be a contributor on our cross-functional digital subscriptions agile team focused on building value for readers and subscribers while accelerating subscription growth and engagement
  • Regularly collaborate with other software engineers, engineering leadership and product management during definition and prioritization by brainstorming and envisioning the solution and providing a job size for prioritization; work with project management throughout the agile delivery lifecycle

What you will bring:
  • PHP
  • WordPress experience
  • Vanilla JavaScript skills and understanding of DOM
  • Prior experience with Ruby on Rails (ROR)
  • Familiarity with version control systems like git
  • AWS microservices (Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway)
  • Knowledge and experience with SSO login systems (e.g. Auth0) a plus
  • Excellent communication skills to translate technical concepts and challenges for business stakeholders
  • Ability to learn new technology independently with strong troubleshooting skills
  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, an intensive bootcamp or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of relevant software development experience
  • Experience working in an agile environment a plus

The annual salary range is $100,000 - $115,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. This role is eligible for a bonus based on performance. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Who we are:
MediaNews Group is a leader in local news, committed to informing, inspiring and engaging readers with award-winning journalism in a diverse array of trusted publications that are integral parts of the communities they serve. MediaNews Group publishes 68 daily and more than 300 weekly publications throughout the United States, including the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, Orange County Register, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Boston Herald. In print and online, our publications reach a combined audience of more than 60 million every month. We are proud of our long history of community service, providing essential news to our readers for more than 170 years. We believe that a free press is fundamental to a healthy democracy and we are committed to building a sustainable future for our journalism.
The Product & Technology team's mission is to create people-centric digital technology that empower our local news and partners by putting people, product, and performance first. True to our purpose, we help small teams play big! We build product experiences not only for our local news publications across the entire digital portfolio, now including our affiliate company Tribune Publishing, but also for the Adtaxi digital marketing agency as well. As part of our team, you will contribute to a culture that prioritizes and rewards continuous learning, decentralized decision making, expertise, agility, and pragmatism. Join us to kick-start your career at a company and team that offer substantial personal and professional growth opportunities via a hands-on learning approach and a flexible working style, founded on scaled agile principles and autonomous agile teams. Learn more at
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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