Lead Architect (Server-side Technology)

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Fox News is committed to delivering news as it happens. We love what we do and we are looking for passionate, talented people to help us lead, grow and achieve our goals. Joining the number one cable news network in America is a singular opportunity to be part of a highly successful, dynamic team that has transformed the way people get their information.


The Lead Architect will be responsible for guiding the backend technology roadmap for our digital platforms and services. As we continue to grow, we are looking for a hands-on person to architect, design, develop, and mentor teams working on key technology initiatives.


Collaboration and leadership across teams is needed to accurately plan project stages and deadlines, assess business implications, and ensure that technology deliverables are built following industry best practices. The Lead Architect will help define the overall technology strategy and the architecture of backend platforms and services.


A snapshot of your responsibilities include:

  • Technical systems design, development, testing, deployment, and support of high-volume/transactional systems
  • Architect and plan technical aspects of key digital systems and initiatives
  • Oversee and review all development work and ensure quality delivery of projects
  • Plan, organize, and manage system/development operations
  • Develop and apply best practices and solutions around security and mitigate potential risks
  • Translate business requirements to actionable development tasks
  • Develop and communicate technology standards and policies.
  • Review new and existing program/project architecture for compliance with standards, policies and architectural plans.
  • Ensure that project documentation captures significant architectural decisions.
  • Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions.



  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience with SaaS software solutions and cloud-hosted applications
  • Experience building large distributed systems
  • Experience with CDN and database caching strategies
  • Experience with SCM, continuous integration, and continuous deployment environments
  • Knowledge/experience with Agile software methodology
  • Hands on WordPress and PHP development
  • Experience building data pipelines and analytics processing
  • Understanding and practice of using design patterns like MVC
  • Building large scale, high concurrency and low latency applications

About Fox News Digital:

  • Over 83 million monthly uniques and over 1 billion monthly page views