Job opportunity: Platform engineer

Grateful Ventures, a Gannett Co. Inc. company and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a platform engineer to work with our dynamic software engineering team at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

Located right in downtown Phoenix, Grateful’s eclectic, creative collective brings together the brightest minds in digital storytelling, with decades of hard-earned media expertise and deep intuition in the fields of business, design, development, branding, marketing, advertising, web, videography and cinematography. Now we’re looking for someone who can bring these same qualities to our engineering team!

You’ll be joining a wildly creative, fun and talented group that is passionate about building life-changing products. We have big dreams and goals for 2018 and beyond, and are looking for like-minded, skilled people to join us! Our projects span everything from content management to machine learning. We have collective ownership of code, and believe in team-driven goals.


This position will be a principal engineer behind our Platform initiatives (Content, Ads, Data, Publishing), which are responsible for monetizing all our owned and affiliated properties. The Platform Engineer is a full-stack, product engineer with experience across many languages and tech stacks.

Our ideal candidate will be technically knowledgeable and a team-oriented problem solver. This position will interact with multiple departments (internal and external) in order to oversee and manage the proper implementation and life cycle of a campaign.

How do you deliver high quality content across all digital channels, ensure the right ads get in front of the right people at the right time, and balance revenue goals with user experience? We are looking for a passionate engineer who loves solving interesting challenges related to content and advertising at scale to help us answer questions like these.


Day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and build smart content distribution systems
  • Design, build and maintain the core products as well as the infrastructure.
  • Debug production issues across products and all levels of the stack.
  • Design and build great user experience for people using our products.
  • Design and build really smart tools for gathering insight about the products during runtime.


  • Significant experience in large web applications
  • TypeScript/JavaScript developer who loves other good languages
  • Lots of experience with AWS or Google Cloud


We have an extremely competitive compensation plan and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a full benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee discounts and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch, and contributions you make, up to the first 5%, eligible for a 100% Company match!


Grateful Ventures is an online media and publishing coalition, focusing on building content and monetization strategies for high-value domains. Our creative collective brings together the brightest minds in online media, with hard-earned expertise and deep intuition in business, design, development, branding, marketing, advertising, online media, videography and cinematography.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Glassdoor, Indeed & The Muse to learn more about our dynamic company culture!


If interested, please complete the application process that starts here.