Prothom Alo is the largest circulated daily newspaper in Bangladesh and is the mostly read Bangla web site in the world. Prothom Alo also having a huge impact in Social Media with 13M fans in Facebook, more than 1M follower in Twitter, more than 0.3M subscribers in YouTube channel. Not only this, our digital platform extends at LinkedIn, Instagram and so on.

AGM, News Technology & Digital

Job Description
IT at Prothom Also has a mandate to drive technology initiatives for efficiency, productivity and delivery of world class experience to its readers and advertisers in both print and digital media. You would be key member of IT leadership team spearheading technology for news media with clear focus on digital platforms to deliver nothing but best user experience to Prothom Alo customers.  You would work closely with key business stakeholders in editorial, product and businesses to understand overall strategy, plans, objectives, requirements; pitching ideas and identifying opportunities to deliver ‘world class’ technology platforms and solutions. You would lead, guide and nurture team comprising of both in-house and outsourced developers/partners to churn out best in class solutions for publishing news in digital space.     
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure web-based applications across from digital and social platforms
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms (including web application frameworks and the deployment stack) for newsroom CMS and related technology
  • Select and define company’s software development methodology
  • Review current best practices for selected web framework, establish right architecture for application for ‘on-premises’ or public cloud infrastructure deployment
  • Evaluate and select web application hosting infrastructure
  • Manage outsourced partners and vendors for application development
  • Lead a team of highly skilled, young professionals in software engineering and UX/UI design
  • Create technology roadmap for newsroom technology and digital products/services

Educational Requirements

  • University degree in the field of Computer Science or EEE

Knowledge & Experience

  • 10+ years’ of experience in managing web application development and delivery in a large, high traffic, consumer facing website, preferably in media industry. May be relaxed for candidates having relevant experience
  • Hands-on coding experience in more than one currently popular web application framework
  • Familiar with more than one software development methodology
  • Skill with CSS, XHTML, one or more JavaScript frameworks, and AJAX.
  • Knowledge of web standards
  • Experience with UNIX system administration and web server configuration
  • Knowledge of Internet protocols and RFC standards
  • Well versed with public cloud (AWS, GCP) architecture and services
  • Should be able to visualize and continuously experiment in emerging technology platforms like AR/VR, AI/ML, big data, analytics
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

Job Location: Dhaka

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary package will be offered to the right candidate
  • Benefits: Transport facility, Income Tax Support, Festival Bonus, Gratuity, Contributory PF, Recreational Benefit, Group & Health Insurance, etc.

Apply Instructions:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

Only short-listed candidate(s) will be contacted

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