Newspaper Club helps people make and print their own newspapers. Since 2010, we’ve printed over 5 million papers, built a tool, ARTHR, for designing a paper in your browser, and launched a print-on-demand marketplace: The Newsagent. This piece on our Long Good Read project with The Guardian is a nice overview of some recent work. But, there’s still more to do!
We’re improving our site, so that anyone can design and print a paper, whatever their experience, and further developing The Newsagent. Alongside that, we’ve just launched PaperLater – a ‘read it later’ service like Instapaper or Pocket, but delivered to your door in a beautiful newspaper.
We’re looking for a full-time developer to join our existing engineering team of two. You’ll lead the development of our main site and tools, and shape the product and technology strategy. This position might suit someone who has few years experience as a developer and is looking to lead a small, but growing team.
As part of the team, you’ll share responsibility for managing our Linux servers (Ubuntu, on a mixture of dedicated servers and VMs). You don’t need to have lots of systems administration experience, but you’ll have a good understanding of the basics and a desire to learn more.
Experience with some of the following would also be useful, but not necessary:
- Working with payment systems, such as PayPal or Stripe
- Using Git and GitHub to manage source code
- Configuration management tools, such as Chef or Ansible
- Monitoring and logging tools, such as Nagios and Logstash
- Objective-C/Cocoa – the high-performance rendering engine for our layout tool is a server side OS X application (it’s not as bad as that sounds)
- PDF files, and the printing process in general
We’re a small team, and you’ll coordinate between the operations and customer support team in Glasgow, the engineering team (London and remote) and external designers, to set priorities and lead the development process. As we’re a distributed team we use Campfire, Basecamp, and Google Hangouts along with other tools, so clear communication skills are a must.
You’ll be a pragmatist and will be able to balance the demands of a small and growing business, with the need to build well engineered software. You’ll know when to take on technical debt and when to pay it back.
This position is ideally based in our beautiful, always sunny, central Glasgow office, working closely with the team there. Remote candidates are welcomed, providing you can travel to Glasgow every few weeks. We also have a small London office, with the option of a desk there.
In return, we’ll offer a competitive salary (up to £50k for this position), flexible hours and a relaxed working environment. We believe in having fun, doing work we’re proud of, and going home on time.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, describing why you’d be right for this role, with a link to your site, CV, portfolio, GitHub page or similar.
Please, no recruiters.