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Senior Software Engineer 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 12/28/2019  

The Role

We are looking for an accomplished Senior Software Engineer, with strong hands on technical experience and deep knowledge in multiple areas of Software Engineering web based systems and applications. As a key member of our product development team, you will help build and improve the products and services that our customers use every day. Team members in this role will utilize the tools and processes to lead in the completion of complex features from technical design to launch. They will leverage their advanced knowledge to assist and mentor fellow team members.

We are transparent, creative, passionate, fun, honest and humble. If you want to make a positive impact on a growing team of talented software engineers - this is for you.

Day in the life of a Senior Software Engineer

Our Agile Team collaborates to meet sprint commitments and utilize their strong background in software engineering best-practices to support continuous SDLC improvements. We customize our websites through front-end development and connect our CMS to third party vendors to provide the high quality user experience our customers have come to expect. Expert knowledge in Javascript, CSS and HTML are essential.


  • Expert level Javascript, CSS, and HTML skills
  • Experience with web services and APIs and linking systems together
  • Collaborating with an agile/scrum software team
  • Mentoring and helping your team members to ensure architectural consistency
  • Extensive experience with source control systems, branching, merging, code reviews
  • Active participation in all meetings of the agile SDLC: daily standup, planning, estimation, retrospectives, demos, etc
  • Welcome feedback and seek continuous improvement opportunities
  • Foster an environment for healthy collaboration

Preferred Qualities & Experience

  • 5 years+ of software engineering experience for web based systems
  • Leadership level understanding and experience with Agile
  • Experience with SASS and JSON
  • Comfortable at a shell
  • Agility and technical capability to solve problems - people call on you to fix things
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Unrelenting focus on documenting solutions and systems to leave a great legacy
  • A passion for the customer and providing them with a great experience

Bonus Qualities

  • Experience with relational databases and writing SQL queries
  • Building automated test cases and regression scripts
  • GraphQL
  • jQuery, PHP, RESTful, Docker, MySQL, Atomic design, Twig, Jira
About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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