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Software Engineer 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 9/30/2020  

The Role

We are looking for an accomplished Software Engineer, with strong hands on technical experience and deep knowledge in one or more 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 learn the tools and processes to support completion of features from technical design to launch. 

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 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.  Advanced knowledge in Javascript, CSS and HTML are essential.   


  • Advanced level knowledge of HTML, Javascript and CSS
  • Experience with Node and Node Package Manager (NPM)
  • Experience with AWS 
  • Experience with web services and APIs and linking systems together
  • Experience with source control systems, branching, merging, code reviews
  • Experience with an agile/scrum software team
  • Active participation in all meetings of the agile SDLC: daily standup, planning, estimation, retrospectives, demos, etc
  • Welcomes feedback and seeks continuous improvement opportunities
  • Fosters an environment for healthy collaboration 

Preferred Qualities & Experience

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience with web based systems 
  • SASS, JSON, JQuery 
  • Creating APIs
  • Agility and technical capability to solve problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable at a shell prompt (Linux experience)
  • A passion for the customer and providing them with a great experience
  • Unrelenting focus on documenting solutions and systems to leave a great legacy


  • Building automated test cases and regression scripts
  • GraphQL
  • PHP, RESTful, Docker, MySQL, Atomic design, Twig, Jira
  • SQL queries and experience with relational databases
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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