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API Developer

API Developer

This role is responsible for maintaining and optimizing existing automated API-based integrations The Media Trust maintains with clients and third-party systems.  The candidate would serve as the overall API technology expert within Engineering to maintain, optimize, and develop mission-critical capabilities and integrations with new systems. The role requires hands-on development and operational support for multiple API platforms.  In addition, the candidate will serve in a consultative role as the SME, collaborating internally with Product, Sales, and Customer Success to deliver value to our clients. 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as subject matter expert for API integrations
  • Develop/maintain/optimize microservices and APIs
  • Collaborate with internal teams, to define, develop, and implement reusable services and APIs
  • Actively collaborate with multiple stakeholders, working in an agile, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Work across teams to establish and maintain policies/procedures, standards, documentation and governance processes for APIs
  • Specific Duties:
    • Hands-on development of APIs, microservices, and the deliverables made available to clients
    • Monitor and maintain automated processes 
    • Optimize/develop new monitoring mechanisms
    • Participate in emergency technical support and planned maintenance activities

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience and demonstrated knowledge of PHP and OOP
  • 3+ years experience with SOAP Services and RESTful APIs utilizing a lightweight data-interchange format such as JSON
  • 3+ years working with HTML and JavaScript
  • 3+ years of SQL and relational database experience (PostgreSQL is a plus)
  • Expert problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills
  • Expert skills in effectively communicating technical and non-technical issues and information clearly and concisely to all levels of management and staff, both verbally or in writing.
  • Experience in translating complex business requirements into functional architecture solutions
  • Experience collaborating with all levels of staff, management, stakeholders and vendors
  • Advanced skill troubleshooting and resolving technical problems
  • Familiarity or experience around the following areas are a plus:
    • Experience implementing API security using OAuth, SAML, etc.
    • Cloud platforms (Google Cloud, AWS, MS Azure)
    • Code-versioning systems (Git, Subversion, etc.)
    • Automated testing tools
    • Agile with Scrum/Kanban

The Media Trust offers a collaborative working environment where growth is encouraged and nurtured. In addition, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

The Media Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Disclaimer: The above description is intended to describe the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individuals assigned to this position or job description. This is not to be construed as a complete or exhaustive list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description, or responsibilities as needed.