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Job Opportunity! Learn Scala at The Weather Channel!

From: user 2.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:48 PM

I am hiring a full time Software Developer here at The Weather Channel! If you have Scala or want to learn it please apply by sending me a copy of your resume.


The Weather Channel is the world's leading cross-platform media company with a portfolio that includes The Weather Channel television network, TWC digital properties (, mobile and tablet applications) and Weather Services International (WSI). Headquartered in Cobb County since 1982, The Weather Channel brand has connected millions of consumers by providing the most accurate weather forecasts, 24 hours a day. Seen in more than 100 million U.S. households, The Weather Channel network is one of the most widely-distributed cable networks. The Weather Channel online properties reach 60 million unique Web consumers each month. This includes 32 million consumers monthly through on mobile Web and mobile apps. TWC has the No.1 app on all smartphones and is the second most used app on all smartphones. WSI provides business-to-business weather services to media, aviation, marine and energy sectors.


We are seeking a passionate programmer who is excited about the opportunity to use Scala and functional programming techniques in professional software development environment.  Responsibilities include design, implementation, testing, and deployment of sophisticated software systems using Scala (and Java).  You will be part of a motivated team of developers that will encourage you to share and advance your programming skills and passion.

1. Participate in the design and implementation of sophisticated software systems, at the direction of Supervisor, Shared Services.
2. Participate in software design and code reviews.  Reviews include other Software Engineers and are approved by Supervisor, Shared Services.  Reviews are held to ensure a high level of software quality and to share knowledge with team members.
3. Participate in, and adhere to, professional software engineering practices using such tools and methodologies as Agile Software Development, Test Driven Design, Continuous Integration, Source Code Management (svn), Jira, and Crucible.
4. Report status to the Supervisor, Shared Services.  This includes alerting the Supervisor when project schedules might be impacted.
5. Address production issues in a timely manner.  This includes root cause analysis and working with the Supervisor, Shared Services to resolve the problem.
6. Maintain a high level of proficiency with Computer Science/Software Engineering knowledge and contribute to the technical skills growth of other team members.
7. Work well independently and as part of a team.

A. Passion for Computer Science and Programming
B. Knowledge of Computer Science Theory
C. Knowledge of functional programing languages and techniques
D. Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages and technique
E. Solid understanding of concurrency and concurrent programming techniques

1. Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Computer Science, or comparable work experience
2. Proficiency with Functional Programming using Scala, ML, Lisp, Ocaml, or similar language
3. Proficiency in Object Oriented development using Java, C++, C#, Ruby, or similar language
4. Proficiency with Unit Testing
5. Proficiency with Version Control
6. Able to convey information concisely and clearly
7. Able to work closely and effectively with peer developers and work on several active projects simultaneously 
1 Experience with Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and other Agile practices
2 Unix Shell script programming experience
3 Proficiency with IntelliJ IDE
4 Proficiency with Jira
5 Proficiency with Subversion

1. Must be a helper, problem solver and a quick learner.
2. Realizes the importance of responding to production issues
3. Highly motivated and results oriented.



Melissa Ngo

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

The Weather Channel

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