Verizon Media Group

Software Engineer Verizon Media Group
New York, NY

Verizon Media Group is a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands that engages more than a billion people around the world.

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About Verizon Media Group

Job Description

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in? As Verizon's media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we're transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.

A Little About Us

Verizon Media is a global media and technology company with offices in over 27 countries and a goal of 2 billion consumers by 2020. Our brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, and Tumblr with Yahoo! being number one in News, Sports and Finance. We're looking for someone to join us on the Publishing and Shared Tech team where we build the tools that enable our brands to deliver engaging content to consumers across 175 countries.

A Little About The Job

You'll be on a geographically distributed team which integrates with other teams across the company. You'll be working to rebuild our older Java application onto a new internal platform built on top of Jersey and hosted on Kubernetes. The product is the back end API for Verizon Media's editorial content curation tool. We build the integration points that allow editors to edit articles, create slideshows, upload videos, send push notifications, and much more. When editorial teams want to build a new mobile app, our product is the go to tool for creating content. We're looking for an engineer who wants to help rebuild our API.

A Lot About You

As a back end software engineer at Verizon Media: you will specialize in building high performance, scalable, and elegant APIs with Java, MySQL and related technologies. You will work hand in hand with world-class teams of back end software engineers and architects as well as front-end engineers, cloud data experts, and computer scientists to build amazing products for creating and curating digital content. We encourage a culture of constant self improvement and on a daily basis you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry as well as share your own knowledge and experience.

We expect you to bring great written and verbal communication skills and we will provide the technology to keep you connected to the rest of the team. Your typical day will involve collaboratively documenting task requirements, writing code and opening pull requests, getting on video conference calls to participate in team code reviews and informational meetings, and releasing shiny new features into production.

Minimum Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and 3 years work experience or equivalent combination of training and experience in back end engineering skills including Java, Spring, MySQL


* Experience with software engineering processes, tools, methods, test development


* Familiarity with latest Java technologies (e.g. Java 8+) as well as Java frameworks and libraries (e.g. Spring, Jetty, Jersey)


* Experience with Java testing libraries such as JUnit, TestNG, Mockito


* Experience with version control systems (we use Git)


* Experience building APIs



Great to have

If you have any of the below skills or experience its a huge plus, otherwise be prepared to ramp up in these areas:

* Experience building reusable code and libraries for future use


* Experience with GraphQL


* Experience with testing frameworks


* Experience working in linux environments


* Experience with Kibana or Splunk


* Experience troubleshooting and debugging distributed applications


* Experience with Docker



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About Verizon Media Group

Verizon Media Group is a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands that engages more than a billion people around the world.

Verizon Media Group

New York, NY, USA

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