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Software Engineer Publishing, NBA India

REQ ID:  7954

Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN, 400051

Position Summary:

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.


As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.


The Software Engineer, Publishing will support, develop and maintain a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA, NBA 2K League, WNBA, G League and Basketball Africa League. We are looking for a candidate that can develop, maintain and support various websites and digital products for the league. This will include the development of state-of-the-art, mobile-first, database and feed-driven WordPress websites, editorial experiences and also ensuring operational excellence during games and league tentpole events.


The candidate should be an expert in their field and work closely with the Director of Digital Product Development in helping lead the team strategically in achieving our goals. The ideal candidate for this role should be an effective communicator, working in partnership with the Technical Lead of Digital Operations as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all things publishing support of the league's digital products.


As a founding member of the NBA's Publishing Engineering presence in India, the candidate will be critical to establishing NBA engineering and supporting best practices as the team continues to grow in the region. Candidate must work well in a fast-paced 24x7 work environment, displaying strong problem-solving skills, exceptional work ethic, ability to read environments and think outside of the box.


Major Responsibility:


Set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our league development efforts Gather business requirements and design technical solutions to meet those needs Lead the development in building fully functional WordPress websites based on business requirements and design specs Understand and modify existing systems as business requirements change Develop system test criteria and participate in systems testing Respond to, isolate and resolve programming problems Provide support for production systems when needed


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least three years of experience building highly available/scalable WordPress websites in an enterprise environment WordPress Superstar.
  • A full grasp of WordPress core and how it is used in a WordPress multi-site environment
  • Deep understanding of PHP and other software languages used for web and mobile web development (i.e. HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Strong knowledge of building custom editorial experiences leveraging the Gutenberg editor
  • Strong knowledge of web server technologies (i.e. Apache) and web proxies (i.e. Varnish)
  • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services inclusive of Lambda, S3 and other micro-services
  • Strong knowledge of application performance monitoring and logging analytics tools (i.e. New Relic, Loggly, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (i.e. Akamai) and CI/CD stack
  • Excellent written and verbal skills




BS in computer science, electrical engineering or a related technical discipline.

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