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WordPress Engineering Manager

REQ ID:  2331
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

 

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.

 

Position Summary

WordPress Engineer needed to develop world-class digital products for the NBA! We are passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the outstanding athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world through our stable of products!

 

The NBA runs numerous web sites and digital products that connect with a global fan base; our product, NBA League Pass is available in over 215+ countries and delivers live or archived access to games from the preseason through the NBA Finals. In addition to the NBA, our product suite includes applications for the WNBA, The G-League, The NBA 2K League and outreach to youth with the Jr. NBA.

 

As part of the Digital Product Development team, you will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA, NBA 2K League, WNBA and G League. We are looking for a candidate that can develop and maintain websites and digital products for our brands. This will include the development of “state-of-the-art”, mobile first, database and feed driven WordPress websites. The candidate should be a creative contributor to the WordPress community and work with the Digital Product team strategically and contributor in achieving our goals. You are an effective communicator, lead product development initiatives and be able to craft solutions to issues that may arise.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our league development efforts. Capture business requirements and craft technical solutions. Lead the development in building fully functional WordPress websites. Understand and suggest modifications to existing systems as business requirements change. Develop system test criteria and participate in systems testing. Respond, define and resolve programming problems. The NBA is an entertainment brand and you should be willing to provide after hours and weekend support for production systems when needed.

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least 3 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 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
  • Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (i.e. Akamai) and CI/CD stack
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

 

Educational Background Required

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

 

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.