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					                               POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND POSITION INFORMATION
Position Title: Operations Engineer       Job Code: None
Location: Denver, CO                      Department: Development
Supervisor's Title: Manager,              Supervisor's Name: Doug Labout
Configuration Management
Normal Work Schedule

8:00 - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Some overtime and weekends may be required.
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
Qualified candidates will investigate, maintain, document, modify, replicate, and
customize configurations for MNGi’s Content Management System, which serves
publishing systems for approximately 70 newspapers nationwide.

In addition, general software development, web development, IT, and Operations duties
will be assigned to assist with other components and projects as needed.
PRINCIPAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
      Designs, develops and implements environments for Content Management
       Systems as required. This responsibility may involve software installation,
       scripting, and manual configuration.
      Works with various stakeholders (internal and external) to determine the proper
       structure for the content data stores. Will maintain and modify the data stores
      Will help in maintaining the data structures across the Dev, QA and Prod
       environments.
      Performs research and analysis to help find solutions for complex business
       problems
      Familiar with XML, JEE Java, JSP, web services, and SQL. Experience with shell
       scripting is also desired.
      Works with other departments to resolve issues with CMS environments
      Ensures that code and environment adheres to established standards for
       accessibility, security, object-oriented practices, availability, and performance.
      Takes part in peer code reviews
      Writes and conducts unit and integration tests
                                    MediaNews Group
                              Human Resource Department
                           101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1100
                                 Denver, Colorado 80202
                   Phone: 303 ● 954 ● 6401       Fax: 303 ● 954 ● 6321
                                www.medianewsgroup.com
      Works closely with the support and IT teams to perform application and database
       tuning
POSITION DIMENSIONS
Number of Associates Supervised: 0
Financial responsibilities: Expense report
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position
include the following:

      <5 % Travel
      While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary
       ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk,
       stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light weights of up to 10
       pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity,
       including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment
       and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit,
       reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
      Occasional moderate job stress due to deadlines, downtime and may involve
       escalated issues from off-site locations.
      Must be able to attend the work location during normal business hours and be
       on-site to engage in personal interaction with others and as part of a team.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
      Developers, QA Team, Marketing Team, System Analysts, Support and
       Implementation Specialists, IT, and Project Managers



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum education preferred to be considered for this position is: B.Sc. The
minimum experience preferred is 2-5 years in a commercial web development and
operations environment.




                                    MediaNews Group
                                           2
                              Human Resource Department
                           101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1100
                                 Denver, Colorado 80202
                   Phone: 303 ● 954 ● 6401       Fax: 303 ● 954 ● 6321
                                www.medianewsgroup.com
Specialized or technical knowledge, credentials or licensing required for the
position include:

Required skills

      XML
      Scripting
      Working knowledge of Java framework
      JSP
      Web Services
      SQL

Desired experience (but not necessary)

      Development with web applications using Java Servlets and JSPs
      Support and Operations for web-based applications
      Rapid prototyping and Agile Development (SCRUM)
      Experience with OO database is highly desirable

The minimum number of Years and/or Months of Prior and Related
experience preferred to be considered for this position is:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, User Interface Design or a related field plus 2-
5 years experience in web development, support, and operations is desired.




                                    MediaNews Group
                                           3
                              Human Resource Department
                           101 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 1100
                                 Denver, Colorado 80202
                   Phone: 303 ● 954 ● 6401       Fax: 303 ● 954 ● 6321
                                www.medianewsgroup.com

				
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