Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

Job Locations India-Gurgaon


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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to events and electronic services. 


The Senior Software Engineer — Full Stack works within the Client Solutions department of The Economist Group and is responsible for the development of digital deliverables from start to finish, working with our in house teams and partners to create digital experiences that deliver value for users and customers. 


You can expect to be working on an exciting array of technical challenges including interactive storytelling web experiences, our component library, our modern content platform architecture, data visualisation, and advertising and data technology integrations. 


As well as working independently on producing high quality code that addresses a range of use cases, the role also entails working with other developers to help set our technical standards, participate in code reviews and testing protocols, ensuring partner quality, and collaborating with product and other teams on our agile delivery workflow. 


The role will suit a motivated and experienced developer who enjoys working with autonomy in a creative and entrepreneurial environment, and has a strong commitment to producing high quality code, and performant, user-focused digital experiences. 



How you will contribute:

  • Lead the development of storytelling driven digital experiences, and bespoke ad tech and content focused products
  • Work with designers, product owners, and delivery managers within our organisation and with our partners to create a seamless user experience
  • Create and maintain CI processes and tools working with devops and other teams inside our organisation
  • Contribute to technical documentation of output and contribute to our agile workflows
  • Collaborate with analytics, infrastructure, information security and other group teams to ensure successful delivery and ongoing maintenance of digital assets
  • Participate in new and emerging technology evaluations, R&D and adoption

Don’t feel you have to tick every box, the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you think you can do most of what we are looking for, you could be exactly what we need!

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role include:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • You’re comfortable working in the browser as well as in the backend, with experience creating compelling web experiences that delight and engage users
  • Experience in modern frameworks such as React or Vue
  • Experience writing automated tests, deployment pipelines and automation in general
  • Confident with spinning up new infrastructure to support quick web services
  • CMS experience (Contentful, Strapi or other similar technology experience particularly welcome)
  • Experience with Git workflow and CI processes and tools (Github Actions, Circle CI, or others)
  • Solid understanding of Google Analytics and other web analytics tools
  • You’ll value well-thought-out and straightforward solutions to problems
  • Mentorship experience: you’ll have been seen as a go-to person in your last role, and you have a strong ability to multitask, work independently, and move between distinct projects
  • Good technical project management skills: taking a set of requirements, breaking the work down, and communicating requirements is second nature
  • An interest in, and understanding of current trends in design, technology & media
  • Understanding of the tools, techniques and principles required to support the maintenance and security of a sizeable web estate


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