Company Intro

Here at the The Financial Times, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

Learn more about the FT, including announcements and career opportunities, at aboutus.ft.com.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer to join the FT Core group as part of Product & Technology organisation within FT that brings together key digital assets and services like:

  • Content and Metadata - enabling content publishing, smart metadata annotations, content discoverability and delivery in various forms and formats.
  • Print and Digital Subscriptions - powering a seamless subscription/payments and the whole newspaper distribution customer journeys
  • Access and Identity - enabling several authorization and authentication mechanisms as well as a powerful access decision engine
  • Data Platform - enabling storing, processing and getting insights from readership data
  • Search & Recommendation - offering search, recommendation and insights apis bridging the gap between content and user data.

You will have the autonomy to select the tools and technologies you need to build and operate services responsible for FT brand critical capabilities. Someone who is comfortable with the ever changing technical landscape and is keen to contribute to the company’s processes and broader know-how would thrive in this role.

The Content and Metadata team is responsible for the digital content publishing pipelines within Financial Times. Once processed the content is annotated both manually and automatically with smart metadata and delivered in various formats to the consumers. The content annotation mechanism is powered by a comprehensive knowledge graph and artificial intelligence. 


Tech Stack

We often use these, it's not an exhaustive list but gives you a taste of what our technology stack and tools look like:

  • Programming languages: Go
  • Various DBs - MongoDB, AWS RDS
  • AWS & Heroku
  • ContainerD, AWS EKS, Helm, EKSctl, AWS MSK, GitHub
  • Grafana, Splunk, Pingdom
  • Jenkins, CircleCI

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Work within a team of engineers in an agile delivery team
  • Tackle complex technical challenges that you have never faced before.
  • Learn new things and adapt quickly to the constantly changing technology landscape.
  • Write design documents and architectural diagrams from functional specifications.

 

Candidate Profile

Essential

  • Working experience with one of the three programming languages used in the Content & Metadata platform  - Go, Java, and Nodejs or strong desire to learn Go.
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure providers such as AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Good understanding of the principles and trade-offs of a microservices architecture
  • Experience in using third party solutions.
  • Experience with Relational or NoSQL databases.

Desirable

  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience using ContainerD 

 

In Return, We Can Offer You

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

 
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The Financial Times Ltd. committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

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