Backend Software Engineer (Virtual)

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 11, 2022
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Looking to join a fast-growing, cutting edge technology company serving customers nationwide? Look no further!, the premier internet hosting provider for media companies in the broadcast and newspaper industry, seeks a seasoned backend software engineer to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:
• Development of PHP modules and applications for's BLOX CMS Software-as-a-Service solution serving millions of pageviews daily nationwide
• Development using Javscript via ExtJS to build administrative interfaces for the BLOX CMS platform
• Work with a team of product managers, frontend developers, and other stakeholders to design and define new features for vertical applications connected to the CMS
• Build scalable solutions that must handle sudden flash traffic to websites based on breaking news conditions around the Internet
• Solve interesting problems that may require thinking outside-the-box to accomplish development goals
• Extract information from various file formats and daily feeds for ingestion into the CMS platform
• Work with version control systems, deployment workflows, system architects, and QA teams to deliver robust and error free applications


Successful candidates will have the following:
• Bachelor's degree or 3 years of development experience using a programming language like PHP, Python, Ruby, or Perl
• Online development experience using PHP and MySQL or equivalent database technology
• Experience building applications using AJAX and Javascript frameworks such as JQuery or ExtJS strongly preferred
• You must be a motivated, driven, and problem solving developer willing to adapt and build large scale solutions offers a chance to be creative, working with an innovative team in a relaxed atmosphere. provides services for more than 1500 newspapers nationwide. It is majority owned by Lee Enterprises.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.