Software Developer Team Lead - Data

Technology Raleigh, NC


McClatchy is seeking a talented Software Developer Team Lead, Data for our innovation-focused, product-driven, technology hub in downtown Raleigh.

 McClatchy, a national leader in digital media, is growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways. We are experiencing the most transformative period in our history.

Come Join McClatchy – a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future!

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McClatchy's IT group creates, deploys, and maintains mission-critical software that powers over seventy periodical Web sites, including,, and (Raleigh, NC). All of the Web sites are hosted and monitored in enterprise-class data centers.  Additionally, McClatchy's IT group supports all of the Web sites with hands-on technical training, consulting services, and 24/7 customer service.



As our Software Developer Team Lead, Data you will design solutions, create proof of concepts, mentor developers, perform code reviews and explore new technologies that would fit into our existing enterprise architecture.

You will work closely with colleagues, multidisciplinary Agile teams, the department head, product owners, and others to define deliverables, divide and conquer assignments, design solutions, and write code.  

The ideal candidate is an expert in one or more of the following: Go, Java; C++; Python, has at least 4-6 years in Service or Web development, and at least 2 years experience in an area of specialization.

  • Structured design and development in a service oriented architecture
  • Design and development of unit test modules
  • Peer code reviews
  • Creation of documentation for both developer and end-user consumption
  • Providing training to other developers and customer service personnel
  • After hours availability for emergency issues.
  • 4-6 years of professional programming experience
  • At least 2 years in any of the aforementioned areas of expertise (Go, Java, C++, or Python)
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary agile team
  • Enterprise scale software development
  • Experience with a revision control system (e. g. GIT, Subversion)
  • Modern software design patterns; development in a team environment
  • Proficient in data structures and algorithms
  • Solid knowledge of Unix or Linux, the command-line, scripting, configuration and administration
  • Customer service skills
  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, physics, or mathematics
  • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Streaming Architectures
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Background in statistics or data modeling
  • REST API structure and usage
  • Test driven development, unit tests, test automation