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Software Engineer

Future Plc New York, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k

Department Summary

At Future, Engineering is one of the major building pillars for company success. As we are continuing to grow the engineering presence in our New York office, you will be joining a team of other full stack developers of various levels (from Junior to Lead) to help them define - and build - the new generation of Future Platform. While our New York team is still relatively small, we always go beyond geographical boundary and partner with our larger engineering organization on a daily basis. As a larger team, we encourage full transparency and collaboration between both individual contributors, and across teams.

Job Summary & Purpose

Software Engineer is a full-stack development role that is expected to learn, and work with, various platforms spanning front-end and back-end stacks. The purpose of the role is to increase work cadence, bring fresh ideas and work with the team on building out the platform.

Key role responsibilities

  • Pick up and assist with migration efforts, moving some of the legacy systems to the standardized Future platform.

  • Work with primary stakeholders on daily tasks (Project Management, Commercial and Engineering).

  • Assist with the front end platform development: develop templates and widgets, collaborate with other teams on implementation of new functionality..

  • Keep improving development processes

Essential skills and experience

  • Solid knowledge of PHP and experience with frameworks, such as Symfony

  • JavaScript proficiency, working knowledge of React and vanilla js

  • Expertise with HTML5, CSS, SCSS and responsive design principles

  • Comfortable with Linux shell and solid command of source control tools (git)

  • Good understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and experience working with RESTful Web Services

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with both technical and non-technical members of the team

  • Superb attention to detail and ability to accurately estimate work effort

  • 3+ years of experience developing web applications

  • Bachelor degree in CS or related discipline, and/or equivalent work experience

Nice to haves

  • Working knowledge of Go

  • Understanding of both hosted/hybrid and cloud (AWS) systems

  • Interest in functional programming

  • Good understanding and experience with GraphQL

Future Plc

Why Work Here?

We are passionate about our brands & our people. We are a global company working with cutting edge tech and we want you to be a part of it!

We are Future plc, a global multi-platform media company. We’re the name behind successful brands in specialist consumer and B2B sectors including technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, home interest, education and television. Every day we connect with an audience reach of over 250+ million worldwide with their passions, through our expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. But that’s not enough – we’re continually adding to our portfolio, building on our technology and investing in our people. Everything we do is born from our desire to innovate and influence and we restlessly look to improve. We hire people we can learn from and we work together to push the boundaries of what can be done. Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients and shareholders. Our shareholders have watched Future transition into an innovative global platform for specialist media, our share price has performed well in parallel with both the transition and our growing ability in making our content pay. Shares Magazine have issued their 10 stocks for 2018 which includes Future as one of their top picks. We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work and the kind of personal development that makes every day even more enjoyable and challenging. We believe it to be a really exciting time to join Future. Every kind of talent is celebrated and nurtured here. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, which means we don’t have a single headquarters. Across our offices in London, Bath, New York, Sydney, Bournemouth, Bromsgrove and San Francisco, each and every one of us is playing a part in driving our business forward.


15th Floor, 11 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
New York, NY

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