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Principal Engineer / Architect more...
Location:Knoxville, TN
First posted:May 04, 2017 (last updated 2 weeks 4 days ago)

Job Description

TEGNA Media is seeking a Principal Architect for its development team who has a passion for building best-in-class experiences for large audiences. The position includes opportunities to work with some of the latest technologies on a large-scale infrastructure. This is a great position if you like hands-on development in addition to improving existing software infrastructure.

The ideal candidate has experience designing and building large-scale applications in a team-based environment and experience working with new technologies and conventions.This position is based in Knoxville, TN, and will lead a team of developers and database administrators.

Our team supports digital projects for 46 TV stations that serve their communities by delivering content that matters, across 23 states. Come join an innovative, forward-thinking group! We strive to create an environment that fosters creativity and rewards success and teamwork.  



  • Follow trends, industry standards, emerging technologies, products, and tools assisting in development of the platform.
  • Develop architectural requirements and oversee the implementation of projects that align the requirements with the software development strategy.
  • Work closely with developers to make sure they understand the vision for the architecture and how it all fits together.
  • Create prototypes of new frameworks or components and then transition those prototypes to a development team for implementation.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on cloud and service infrastructure.
  • Hire, train, lead, and coach,  mentor and support developers in their technical growth.
  • Lead by example in developing high-quality software, providing detailed feedback in design and code reviews.
  • Set the standards for deploying, operating, scaling, tuning, and troubleshooting platform products. 
  • Learn and absorb new technologies quickly.

Job Requirements

  •  Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of experience with Agile development process and architecting solutions for high volume applications
  • Management and SaaS application development experience preferred
  • Passion for delivering best-in-class solutions, using up-to-date industry best practices
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases; experience with no SQL databases helpful but not required
  • Experience with Visual Studio, C#, Restful API development, and MVC required

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of (please use the apply button below), the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. For more information, visit (please use the apply button below) .  

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Knoxville , TN
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/4/2017

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