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Ride in Style to a Show at the Greek Theatre!

You could be riding in style in a Mercedes-Benz to a show of your choosing at the legendary Greek Theatre. Text MERCEDES to 515151 for your chance to win complimentary transportation in a Mercedes-Benz to and from a Greek Theatre show, 2 Section A seats to a show* of your choosing at the Greek Theatre during the 2019 season, and a $100 VISA gift card. Message and data rates apply. Good luck! *Subject to availability. Or enter using the form […]

C-130 Airplane Makes Fiery Emergency Landing at Santa Barbara Airport, 7 Onboard Escape Unharmed

Seven people walked away unharmed after a C-130 airplane made an emergency landing and caught fire at Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday night, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 10:15 p.m at the airport, 500 James Fowler Road, according to Santa Barbara Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason. All seven people who were on the plane escaped without injury, he said via Twitter. Video from the scene showed the airplane sitting on its belly as a fore engine sprayed […]

Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade Dispute

Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges. Trump’s head-snapping comments at the Group of Seven summit about his escalating trade fight with China — first expressing regret, then amping up tariff threats — represented just the latest manifestation of the hazards of the […]

Tropical Storm Dorian Picks Up Steam as it Moves West

Forecasters say the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is maintaining its strength as it moves toward the Windward Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday that Tropical Storm Dorian could intensify to near hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean Sea by Tuesday. As of 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian’s center was located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph. A tropical storm warning […]

Good Samaritans Come to Deputy’s Aid as He Struggles With Suspect Over Gun in South Whittier

Three good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy as he fought with a man who was in the process of trying to take the deputy’s gun in South Whittier on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The incident took place about 3:10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Leffingwell Road in the unincorporated county area, near La Mirada Boulevard, Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said. The deputy responded to a report of […]

4 Students Arrested at Hemet Middle School After 3 of Them Tried to Help Another Escape From Custody: Police

When a high school student was arrested on suspicion of making threats against a school employee Friday, three other students tried to help her escape from custody and were also arrested after one of them tried punching a school resource officer, the Hemet Police Department said in a news release. The 15-year-old Tahquitz High School girl walked into Rancho Viejo Middle School shortly before 4:00 p.m. and got into an argument with and “threatened to harm” the school employee, police […]

Brush Fire Ignites in Eagle Rock, Prompting Evacuations in Glendale; 2 and 134 Freeways Shut Down

A brush fire ignited in Eagle Rock on Sunday afternoon, prompting evacuations in Glendale and the closure of the 134 Freeway and 2 freeways as the flames worked their way slowly toward homes, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 4:10 p.m. along the 2900 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The fire had grown to 30 acres and was 25 percent contained by 7:30 p.m., she said. The fire ignited on […]

Police Say No Signs of Shooting at Canoga Park Mall Where Gunfire Reported; 2 Detained in Possible Robbery

Authorities investigating reports of gunfire at a mall in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon said they found “no evidence of a shooting” and believe the incident may have been a robbery. Two unidentified people were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. People reported hearing shots fired at the Westfield Topanga and The Village shopping mall on 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard at about 3:15 p.m., according to LAPD Officer Cervantes. Police described two […]

Target to Open Disney Shops Inside Select Stores

Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops at a cluster of stores starting this fall. As part of the collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores start on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020. Target is also launching a Disney-focused online experience on its site on Sunday. And it’s planning […]

Hackers Could Have Gotten to Sensitive Data From U.S. Anti-Terror Program’s Insecure Website for Years, Records Show

The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation’s bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Times. The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials […]

Delays Expected on 15 Freeway Through Corona Due to 80-Acre Brush Fire

Officials warned of lengthy delays on the 15 Freeway through Corona as a 80-acre brush fire burned near Temescal Canyon Road. Crews who arrived at the scene near Temescal Canyon Road at around 11 a.m. initially said the blaze, dubbed the Ivy Fire, was burning 1/2 to 2 acres of vegetation and was spreading in a slow to moderate speed, according to Cal Fire. By 12:45 p.m., Cal Fire said the blaze was holding at 30 acres. At about 2:50 […]

28-Acre Brush Fire Prompts Closure of 2 Lanes of 14 Fwy in Santa Clarita Before Being Contained

A 28-acre brush fire burning near Agua Dulce Canyon Road prompted the closure of two lanes of the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita Sunday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said. The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. and consumed 28.3 acres before firefighters declared it 100% contained about 3:35 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas said. The two lanes of the 14 Freeway were shut down nearby during the fire, according to the CHP. The cause of […]

Plácido Domingo Gets Standing Ovation in Austria in First Performance Since 9 Women Accused Him of Harassment

Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. Domingo and his co-stars in a concert of Verdi’s tragic opera “Luisa Miller” all shared in 10 minutes of applause at the end of the show — but a standing ovation at the start of the show was […]

Nobody Hurt in Small Plane Crash That Ignited Brush Fire in Lancaster

Authorities responded to a small plane that crash-landed in Lancaster and started a 3-acre brush fire Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The crash was reported in the area of N. 70th Street West and West Avenue L8 shortly before noon. Officials initially estimated the fire was at 5 acres. Two people aboard the plane had gotten out by the time authorities arrived at the scene, fire officials said. “Pilot successfully handled aircraft emergency with one passenger aboard,” […]

Getting Your Best Rest: ‘The Sleep Doctor’ Teams Up with Princess Cruises

‘The Sleep Doctor’ Dr. Michael Breus discusses sleep tips and his partnership with Princess Cruises to develop the new Princess Luxury Bed. For more information from Dr. Breus, visit TheSleepDoctor.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm. French President Emmanuel Macron said the summit leaders were nearing an agreement on how to support Brazil and said the agreement would involve both technical and financial mechanisms “so that we can help them in […]

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie Answers Your Travel Questions

Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie answers viewer travel questions, including teen-friendly tropical travel, seeing big game in Africa, and finding dining deals. For Travelzoo tips and deals, visit Travelzoo.com/TV. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Astronaut Accessing Estranged Spouse’s Bank Account Could Be First Crime Allegation From Space: NYT

NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, The New York Times reported Friday — potentially the first criminal allegation from space. NASA astronaut Anne McClain told investigators she had accessed the bank account of her spouse while on a six-month mission aboard the ISS in preparation for her role in NASA’s anticipated first all-female spacewalk, the Times reported. McClain’s spouse, former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden, brought […]

7th Annual BRA Run Supports Underinsured Breast Cancer Patients

Erin Myers reports live from the 7th Annual B.R.A. Run at Dockweiler Beach. The fundraiser is hosted by cancer survivor Evelyn Calip on her “cancer-versary” to support underinsured breast cancer patients through her organization, Evelyn’s BFFs (Breast Friends Forever). “B.R.A.” stands for “breast reconstruction awareness.” For more information, visit evsbff.org. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Dog Survives After Being Found on Ohio Road With Her Muzzle Taped Shut, Throat Cut

Cats may be known for having nine lives, but some dogs are pretty lucky, too. A pup named Dani, found on the side of an Ohio road with her mouth duct-taped shut and her throat cut, is doing well, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. “We will not tolerate these actions period. Not now or ever,” said Sheriff Richard Jones in a tweet Friday. Dani was found on August 17, when a resident in Madison Township discovered her while out walking. She was rushed […]

Lead Full-Stack Engineer

National CineMedia - Culver City, CA

Posted 13 days ago
NCM is the connector between brands and movie audiences. As America’s largest cinema advertising network, and the #1 Millennial weekend network in the U.S., NCM offers broad reach and unparalleled audience engagement, presenting our Noovie pre-show on over 21,100 screens in over 1,700 theaters. NCM Digital goes beyond the big screen, reaching entertainment audiences with exclusive content and ground-breaking apps like Noovie Arcade, Fantasy Movie League, and Noovie Shuffle.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Lead Full-Stack Engineer will be responsible for leading API and data layer planning and development for use by digital products apps, services, and website. The Lead Full-Stack Engineer will interface with backend developers, frontend developers, operations team, designers, product managers, and others to collect requirements and define product needs.
Then, the Lead Full-Stack Engineer will be responsible for executing the development and build of the database layer components required for the Noovie ecosystem of apps, sites, and services for new and existing Noovie digital products including coding, vendor management, documentation, testing, and production support. Candidate will also assist in managing the Dev Ops team, training new resources, and participating in the career development required to help build and maintain a world class technology organization. The candidate will be working on a small team, so they will be expected to have familiarity with a broad scope of skills involved in development of a product. Must be self-motivated, flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to deliver on a deadline.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contribute quality, testable and maintainable code to the frontend and API layers.
Participate in larger architectural discussions and discuss viable implementations.
Review pull requests and uphold healthy code quality standards.
Mentor junior developers and engage in knowledge transfer.
Explain technical concepts in easy-to-understand terms to non-technical personnel.
Communicate and interface with project team members including but not limited to other database analysts, backend developers, technology operations, frontend developers, project management, technology architects, designers, product owners and managers, UX/UI specialists, and testers.
Manage sizing, scaling, and upgrades of production, staging, and other database systems including SQL, no SQL, and other database tools.
Manage high availability components of the database environment for proper scaling and availability requirements as dictated by the business
Collect and document requirements from a variety of sources including backend developers frontend developers, operations resources, and other project team members.
Ability to understand and disseminate requirements information from requirements documents into practical work instructions such as Jira tickets.
Ability to assist other resources such as Front and Backend Developers to understand requirements.
Understand and size data feeds and other data external data sources so that they may be consumed by the backend system as appropriate, as needs dictate, and as capabilities allow.
Analyze and provide suggestions to identify and improve database performance and usability. Focus on building scalable database solutions is a mandate.
Perform quality assurance in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load, automated, and acceptance testing
Participate in and manage professional quality system and application testing processes including web and native applications. Ability to support complex multi-device testing scripts is required.
Design and execute scalability testing processes with both internal and vendor resources.
Ability to participate in the creation of test scripts and protocols
Estimate level of effort, evaluate new options of similar technology, and offer suggestions to improve processes
Provides recommendations for application and system improvements
Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual status reports suitable for inclusion in divisional status & review meetings
QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Development and maintenance of proof of concept and custom applications a plus
Solid understanding of object-oriented principles and design patterns.
Adept with REST APIs with Ruby on Rails and similar frameworks.
Strong skills in React and Redux.
Solid CSS skills using CSS pre-compilers (SCSS, LESS, etc.).
Solid understanding of relational data modeling and experience with MySQL, Postgres, or similar databases.
Understanding of and experience with digital advertising
Effective English language communications skills to both technical and non-technical audiences are required
Expert level experience designing and developing concurrent distributed applications operating on large clusters of machines.
Extensive knowledge of computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, and data structures.
Familiarity setting up caching layers and task queue.
Strong object oriented programming and modeling skills.
Experience maintaining and debugging large-scale distributed services.
Experience designing and building production APIs.
Expert at data modeling / db design with the ability to write efficient SQL queries with your eyes closed.
Enjoy writing well-tested, well-organized code.
Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to work well in a team. High attention to detail.
Must exhibit strong initiative and follow-through.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects at once.
Ability to handle flexible workloads in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work with both local and remote team members
Comfortable with managing change, deadline driven, proactive.
Ability to cross-train and document job responsibilities.
Experience and ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
Knowledge of software design patterns.
Strong organizational skills.
Every team member of NCM is expected to understand and consistently demonstrate our following core values:
Integrity
Collaboration
Accountability
Creativity
Customer-focused
Passion for Movies
Experience and Training:
Any combination of the following experience and training (designated as required and/or preferred) that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Experience: 5+ years in related multifunctional development and engineering roles
Minimum 4 years of experience as a Java and/or Scala backend engineer.
Strong Spring, Hibernate and Maven knowledge.
Expert level experience with Cassandra and/or Mongo.
Experience with building scalable server-side REST APIs with Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks.
Experience building front-end applications using React and Redux.
Experience using CSS pre-compilers (SCSS, LESS, etc.).
Experience with No-SQL databases such as MongoDB or Cassandra.
Expert level experience with relational databases like MySQL.
Experience with Docker.
Experience with AWS.
Experience with Apache Spark.
Experience with Jira, Confluence, and Slack a significant plus.
Experience with scaling systems (AWS/EC2, load-balancing) a plus.
Prior experience writing low-latency, high volume, fault tolerant systems is a big plus.
Experience operating and maintaining services running on Linux systems a plus.
Proficient using common linux tools which aid in debugging and running services a plus.
Experience with Druid a plus.
Devops experience (Docker, Chef, Puppet, Apache) a plus.
Continuous integration, build, and deployment experience.
Education: BS in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Licensure / Certification:
Google Analytics certification a plus.
AWS Solutions Architect or similar certification a plus
WORKING CONDITIONS
Work Conditions:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
Occasional business travel is a requirement to perform this job. Business travel will be scheduled in advance and typically will be domestic lasting for a period of 1-5 days.
This job does involve work with computer screens.
Physical Conditions:
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (303) 792-8899 or email: [email protected]
****Out-of-market applicants are welcome. Please be advised that NCM does not pay any relocation expenses****
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