Senior Developer, API Services

Virtual Req #15050
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com

Join Gannett, a top global digital media and Fortune 500 company that reaches more than 100 million people monthly through a powerful network of broadcast, mobile & publishing properties. Gannett Product Technology leads development and innovation around digital products across the company – our goal is to re-imagine our traditional media roots by creating innovative products and services that leverage our role as an information provider and reach our customers whenever and wherever they need us. Explore the possibilities at Gannett as a Senior Developer in API Services.

The API Services team is responsible for engineering and delivering cutting-edge services to aide in content delivery to end customers. Our services support over 500 news brands, and more than 1billion requests a day.

The Senior Developer will play a key role in architecting, developing and maintaining backend APIsthat support the content delivery systems that support internal customers as well as public consumer products. You will be expected to design and deliver large scale, fault tolerant and highly available architectures. Golang, Kubernetes,Elasticsearch,and Terraform are a few of the technologies you will use to deliver these services.

If you have a passion for rapid API development, automation, learning, challenging and bettering your peers, and want to work in a dynamic DevOps environment, we would love to talk to you!

You will

  • Design, develop, and deploy backend APIs in Golang that deliver content to our front-end teams and ultimately to millions of readers.
  • Automate everything, containerize applications with Docker, deploy and scale those containers using k8s, configure clusters and alerts using Terraform.
  • Discover new tools and techniques to optimize cost, deployment speed, developer effort, and resource usage.
  • Review PRs and use them as an opportunity to mentor other developers on the team.
  • Participate in agile ceremonies and plan for sprints with a two-week cadence.
  • Provide operational support for our applications.
  • Help establish, improve, and advocate best practices around our application and infrastructure monitoring.


You want to

  • Engineer well-tested, performant applications with an emphasis on concurrency.
  • Use and leverage Agile methodologies.
  • Ship API solutions implementing GraphQL and RESTat scale via a collection of services.
  • Develop primarily in Golang (experience with Ruby, NodeJS, Python or similar languages is a plus.)
  • Did we mention testing?


We would love you to have

  • Experience as a self-starter that thrives in a remote-friendly environment.
  • At least 5 years' experience creating and maintaining software platforms and deployments. We believe in DevOps - We run what we build.
  • 2 years' experience in a lead role in a development team.
  • Deep experience with at least one cloud computing environment,deploying container-based solutions.
  • Experience developing APIs, SDKs,and CLI tooling.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, test driven development, CI/CD,and version control.
  • Experience building and enhancing configuration driven systems using tools like Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Salt or other comparable technologies.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Family Development & Engineering
  • Job Function Product
  • Pay Type Salary