Web Developer

Digital News Fort Myers, Florida


Description

Web Developer

Fort Myers Broadcasting Company is looking for a Web Developer to help us build and maintain our online products. We are Southwest Florida market’s news leader, broadcasting more than 70 hours of local news every week with its diverse news team, over the radio, television, and print media.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Participate in the application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging. 
  • Write clean code to maintain functional web applications. 
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications. 
  • Gather and address technical design requirements. 
  • Liaise with developers, designers, and system administrators to identify new features. 
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and innovations in the IT/Software Development space. 
  • Work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the team's project load. 
  • Collaborate with team members to design, develop and support new web application features. 
  • Maintain existing application features and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Work with internal stakeholders and project managers to define and clarify requirements. 
  • Follow coding standards and best practices to deliver cohesive, readable code. 
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure all accepted code is consistent, efficient, and reusable. 
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems for new and legacy code bases. 

Technical Qualifications: 

  • HTML5 
  • CSS3 
  • JavaScript (ES6) 
  • React (Hooks and Context API) 
  • WordPress (Custom Themes) 
  • PHP 
  • MySQL 
  • Git 
  • Command Line Interface  

Bonus Points: 

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field 
  • Previous experience in the news/broadcasting industry 
  • Experience with any of the following: 
    • REST API 
    • GraphQL 
    • Headless CMS 
    • Node.js 
    • AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFront) 
    • CSS preprocessors (SASS) 
    • WordPress VIP 

We encourage everyone to apply, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, we are willing to train the right person.  

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community.  Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free and smoke-free environment. 

 

 

Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.