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Houston Chronicle
2000977 Requisition #

Hearst is seeking a mid- to senior-level Programmer / Analyst to focus on projects including web-based applications, feed/integration maintenance, desktop applications, database-backed websites and data manipulation. Strong experience needed in Perl and PHP.  Unix operating systems also very useful.  Experience with technologies including MySQL, XML/XSLT, JSON, HTML/PDF Scraping, JAVA, RESTful APIs, AWS (API Gateway, Lambda, and S3 Storage) highly desirable.

This position will be working within a team environment to address the editorial needs of a nationwide multimedia publishing house, the content systems in use therein, and the architecture of new applications to meet client needs; as well as project-based work as directed by the management.


This position, located in Houston Texas requires good technical skills, particularly in the Perl and PHP environment, an interest in journalism, strong communication skills, and the ability to work well directly with users.


The selected candidate should be able to deliver under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications also include (items are required unless noted otherwise):

  • Strong development skills (Perl and PHP)
  • Experience with technologies like MySQL, XML/XSLT, JSON, HTML/PDF Scraping, JAVA, RESTful APIs, AWS (API Gateway, Lambda, and S3 Storage)
  • Strong Unix knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with web clients and management.
  • B.S.  Degree in Computer Science (optional) or 3-5 years’ experience



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