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Senior WordPress Engineer - NBA 2K League

REQ ID:  5347
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

Position Summary:

At the NBA, we're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the unrivaled 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 variety of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success. The NBA runs numerous websites and digital products that generate fan interest around the world. International League Pass is one of the NBA's best-in-class products available in over 215+ countries that allows fans to live and archive access to games from the preseason through the NBA Finals. Whether it be for the NBA, WNBA, G League, or 2K League millions of people visit sites, engage with mobile apps, and view our content across multiple platforms. Continuing its role as a digital leader in media, the Digital Product Development team will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives for the NBA 2K League. We are looking for a candidate that can develop and maintain 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. The candidate should be an expert in their field and help lead the team strategically in achieving our goals. The ideal candidate for this role should be an effective communicator, lead the league product development and be able to effectively find solutions to issues that may arise.

 

Major Responsibility:

  • Set coding standards and help drive the strategic technical direction of our NBA 2K 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 after-hours and weekend support for production systems when needed

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least three years leading a development team, preferably in a WordPress development capacity
  • 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 HTML, CSS, 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

 

Education:

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


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