Back End Web Engineer @ FORTUNE - New York, NY

Job Overview

7 days ago

Back End Web Engineer

FORTUNE - New York, NY

At Fortune Media, we are reinventing how a storied brand, steeped in journalism and
business, adapts to today's digital-first world. The digital transformation of Fortune
from a print magazine to a multi-channel media company is in full swing, and we
want you to be a part of it. The Engineering team works on multiple digital properties
at Fortune: from the editorial website, to the conferences site, Fortune video portal, as
well as our new product Fortune Connect. Our goal is to launch new products to build
on our core competencies of content, events, and education to diversify our revenue
streams; and to improve the experience and monetization of existing properties.

We are seeking a "Web Developer - Backend" to join the Engineering team. As a
Software Engineer, you will report to the Head of Engineering and work to develop
and support applications and integrations related to WordPress CMS backend
powering Fortune web applications. You will closely collaborate with our NYC based
Engineering team as well as our third-party development partners to develop
innovative digital solutions.


  • 2 years of professional software development experience in digital media space with
    focus on content management systems – WordPress in particular.
  • 2 years of PHP development experience - developing, integrating, and extending plugins.
  • 1+ experience working with different web technologies – HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • 1+ years of experience Amazon Web Services.
  • 1+ years of experience with SQL (MySQL) and GraphQL.
  • Some NextJS/React experience preferred.
  • Experience working within an Agile and/or Lean methodology, using JIRA, Confluence,
    or similar project management tools.
  • Experience with Git version control, and other software adjacent tools.
  • Ability to estimate development effort, efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Being a team player and ability to adapt, learn and move fast.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, multitasking environment.
  • Practical knowledge of QA automation, functional & unit testing.
  • Practical knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, or containerization.
  • Experience working with Linux/Mac development environments.

A few of Fortune's perks and benefits:

  • 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays and an honor-based sick leave policy
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage (90% paid for individuals and families), plus a high-deductible health plan option where Fortune contributes to a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401(k) plan
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dependent care/health care/commuter FSAs, and cell phone benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive and diverse work culture

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