API Developer (Virtual)

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 8, 2022
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Looking to join a fast-growing, cutting edge technology company serving customers nationwide? Look no further! TownNews.com, the premier internet hosting provider for media companies in the broadcasting and newspaper industry, seeks a seasoned API Developer to join our micro services team.

Job Responsibilities:
• Solve interesting problems that may require thinking outside-the-box to accomplish development goals
• Build innovative and highly stable applications using existing and emerging technology
• Create and enhance service-based APIs
• Implement system-to-system communication using various protocols
• Evaluate third-party technology and work with partners to integrate solutions
• Communicate proactively with teams of project managers, sales associates and customer support to design and define quality solutions
• Work with version control systems, deployment workflows, system architects, and QA teams to deliver robust and error free applications


Successful candidates will have the following:
• Highly motivated individual capable to perform under minimal supervision
• Minimum of 5 years' software development expertise
• Expertise in creating and modifying Web Services and APIs using RETS
• Expertise with PHP (any MVC framework experience is a plus)
• Expertise with MySQL database query, design and maintenance
• Experience deploying, managing and scaling applications in Heroku is a plus
• Test Driven Development experience is a plus

TownNews.com offers a chance to be creative, working with an innovative team in a relaxed atmosphere.

TownNews.com provides services for more than 1500 newspapers nationwide. It is majority owned by Lee Enterprises.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.