Software Engineering Manager/Tech Lead

Boston, MA
Full Time
Product & IT

Boston Globe Media Partners is looking for a software engineering manager / tech lead to manage its back-end platform team.  As part of this role the candidate will lead a small team of backend software engineers that support various business initiatives that include the CMS systems that power & as well as the ecommerce systems that support the sites.  This team is responsible for facilitating the data flow between business critical systems and applications.   


We are an agile team, so you will be working closely with Product and the other Engineering teams to iterate on roadmap features that are being developed in two week sprints. You will be both an individual contributor as well as responsible managing your team.  You’ll participate in code reviews and help to establish coding standards and guidelines.  You’ll represent the platform team in meetings with stakeholders across the organization as well as at bi-weekly sprint demos, meetups, conferences, and events.  You’re highly organized and motivated to keep up to speed on the latest and greatest technologies.  


  • 5+ years working with Node.js, Java, Passenger and other back end frameworks
  • Experience with mySQL, Oracle DBs, or Postges and building REST APIs to push / receive data 
  • Knowledge of server side scripting languages such as JSP, PHP or Groovy
  • Knowledge of shell scripting such as Bash or Python.  
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as Git, SVN
  • Knowledge of CI tools such as Jenkins and Docker
  • Familiarity with the agile methodology of software development
  • Experience with software development tools such as Jira
  • Strong analytical and communication skills in a hybrid work environment
  • The ability to lead and manage other software engineers.
  • The ability to scope projects and deliver on time.   
  • Player coach mentality 
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of React and/or similar JS frameworks
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools (Webpack, etc.)
  • Familiarity with .NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience spinning up services in VMWare and AWS


Vaccination Statement:

We require that all BGM employees (including temporary employees, co-ops, interns, and independent contractors) be vaccinated from COVID-19, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise. All BGM employees, regardless of vaccination status or work location, must provide proof of vaccination status as instructed by the employee's designated Human Resources contact. Employees may request a reasonable accommodation or other exemption from this policy by contacting their designated Human Resources contact. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.

EEO Statement:

At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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