• Innovation Engineer

    Job Locations United Kingdom-Birmingham
    Software Engineering
  • Introduction

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    The Economist are re-imagining how our customers with the brand. They are looking at ways to engage subscribers with new platforms like Google Home / Alexa / Siri, Facebook or Slack bots, Facebook Instant Articles, Google News & Apple News.


    Are you a software engineer who cares about their work, cares about customers’ and wants to experiment with new technology?


    We're looking for someone who is energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented, and enjoys being a key contributor in an entrepreneurial environment. You will continually deliver features, enhancements and performance improvements. You will set the standard for product excellence and best practices.


    What we believe:

    • The art and science of software development is the key to unlocking business growth. We don't shy away from new technologies and practices, but rather look for opportunities to incorporate emerging concepts into our core practices.
    • Working in self-directed and empowered Agile teams leads to innovative solutions. Teams have ownership of their products and are accountable for their results
    • All members contribute to the success of the team - collaboration, accountability and passion are the cornerstones. We thrive on camaraderie and fun atmosphere


    How you will contribute:

    • Understand how all elements of system software ecosystem works together and develop approaches that fit the overall strategy
    • Develop a robust CI pipeline automating builds, test automation, and pre-release distribution of apps to key stakeholders
    • Work with the team to understand the overall technical architecture and how each feature is implemented

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:


    • A desire to never stop learning, a deep passion about technology, and a collaborative mindset to work with others to ensure end-to-end design and delivery
    • A strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills, and an interest in tackling diverse technical challenges
    • Creativity and the initiative to drive significant improvements to ways of working
    • Knowledge of serverless technologies
    • HTML, CSS, Javascript experience - use of modern web frameworks such as Angular or React would be preferred
    • Ability to work closely with the Product Manager to identify testing opportunities as they evolve with the product
    • Experience working in an Agile environment following Scrum or Kanban methodologies


    If you’re deeply passionate about working in software and experimenting with fast POC's and have relevant skills and experience, please consider applying even if you don’t think you tick every box. We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.  The Economist was founded in 1843 to make the world a better place through better education, open borders, open markets and diversity; our software is one way that we do that.



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