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Android Development Lead

Raleigh, NC Full time
Posted on August 1, 2017

McClatchy IT creates, deploys, and maintains more than 60 mobile apps that power media companies including The Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer, and The Raleigh News and Observer. Additionally, McClatchy IT builds Web sites for these media companies and supports them with hands-on technical training, consulting services, and 24/7 customer service. All of the Web sites and APIs are hosted and monitored in enterprise-class data centers.


A software development lead at McClatchy designs solutions, creates proof of concepts, mentors developers, performs code reviews and explores new technologies that would fit into our existing enterprise architecture. Lead Developers work closely with colleagues, one or more multidisciplinary Agile teams, the department head, product owners, and others to define deliverables, divide and conquer assignments, design solutions, and write code.



  • Object-oriented design and development in a service oriented architecture;
  • SQL database design and development;
  • 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.


Education: Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, physics, or mathematics is preferred but not required.

Experience: Required

  • Four-six years of professional programming experience in Java;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Android SDK and the Android ecosystem;
  • Experience with JSON, XML, JavaScript, HTML and CSS;
  • Two years MySQL (or similar relational database) development and deployment;
  • Experience with a revision control system (e. g. GIT, Subversion).

Special Skills/Licenses/Certifications: Required

  • Have a broad vision of the leading-edge technologies and the ability to discover, evaluate and learn new ones as they mature;
  • Working knowledge of the mobile landscape, architectures and trends;
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills.

Special Skills/Licenses/Certifications: Desired

  • Experience with large scale applications serving significant traffic in a distributed environment and requiring 99.9+% availability;
  • Experience with mobile interface design and development;
  • Experience with automated deployment systems;
  • Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban);
  • Test driven development, unit tests, test automation;
  • Web Services in a Service Oriented Architecture.




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As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth – a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future.


This role is an excellent career opportunity with one of the nation’s top digital-first media companies offering news, information and multi-media marketing solutions in many of the nation's best markets. Every day, our talented employees create and deliver award-winning journalism and customized multi-media advertising solutions to growing audiences and businesses. Our digital and print publications lineups include iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MNI.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings. McClatchy offers a competitive salary, along with varied benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(K) Savings Plan, vacation and company holidays. McClatchy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. McClatchy doesn’t just welcome diversity, we seek it, we search for it, we strive for it, it’s what makes us tick. Diversity is best for our employees, our company, its offerings, and the communities we serve.


To all recruitment agencies: McClatchy does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our openings, McClatchy employees or any media company location affiliated with McClatchy. McClatchy is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.