[TriLUG] Technical Project Manager position at McClatchy Interactive
martin.streicher at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 17:29:39 EST 2008
As a Technical Project Manager at McClatchy Interactive, you will
manage the development, deployment, operation, and maintenance of
software and systems that power the Web sites of thirty-one major
metropolitan daily newspapers and an additional fifty weekly,
McClatchy Interactive is a stalwart proponent of open source. Today,
Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Template Toolkit, Ruby on Rails, PHP,
Solr, and many other open source products form the foundation of the
company’s Web application infrastructure. The company’s primary
data center is composed of commodity hardware, largely x86 blades. A
combination of home-grown tools and open source packages monitor
McClatchy Interactive is currently re-architecting its entire content
management system. The back-end is a grid of Ruby on Rails applets
based on open source and proprietary plugins. The front-end is a rich
Internet application written in Flex 3. The renovated system also
includes distributed processing, centralized log and monitoring
components, a search engine farm, intelligent cache farms, and more.
The end-result will be a scalable, extensible, and highly-modular
system that can adapt readily to new applications. Development is
If you can demonstrate three or more of the following requirements,
please consider applying for the Technical Project Manager position.
* Extraordinary dedication. You “manage by walking
around” (MBWA). You connect the dots. You obliterate obstacles and
find workarounds. You keep it simple. You say “no” to feature
creep. You rush into crises, yelling “Don’t panic!” You see the
big picture, and sweat the small stuff.
* Excellent communication skills. You evangelize your projects. You
always provide the straight dope. You provide constructive feedback.
You intelligently debate critical issue. You listen. You consider. You
make decisions and vet opinions.
* A track record of success. You can point to a large Web site you
built. Your name is in the credits of commercial software. You
survived the Bubble. Your old boss regularly offers you a new job.
* A geek streak. You tinker. You learn constantly. You buy books. You
have a pet project (or ten). You secretly code in the envelope of
night. You speak in acronyms during Thanksgiving dinner.
* A previous life as a developer. As a former software developer, you
know how to walk the walk, and talk the talk, and separate truth from
fiction. You can (still) build the Linux kernel.
* Live in or near Raleigh, NC. The offices of McClatchy Interactive
are located just down the street from Cary Crossroads.
McClatchy Interactive is a rare company: Simultaneously, it offers
software as a service (SaaS), an Internet service provider (ISP), a
hosting company, a software company, and a collection of nearly one
hundred demanding customers.
The Technical Project Manager position is available immediately. If
you would like to apply, please send your resume in PDF, Word, or Open
Office form to mstreicher at mcclatchyinteractive.com. Please, no calls.
You must have the permanent legal right to work in the United States
and must pass a drug screening test.
(If you’re playing buzzword bingo, be sure to mark MBWA, Rails, Flex,
grid, Bubble, and ISP on your card.)
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