Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, SEO

Washington, DC
May 04, 2022
Jul 12, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a Search Engine Optimization Engineer to improve the search rankings of our critical content initiatives. We must continually adapt to new features, standards, and opportunities in search engine optimization. This requires a specialist who can guide our approach.

This person will make recommendations and be able to implement those recommendations in our rendering, publishing, and delivery tiers. They will consult with the newsroom on keyword strategy and link building. This person will research and analyze competitors and should be aware of tools to do this.

  • Lead efforts to solve complex SEO problems, move quickly to implement ideas and deliver results.
  • Perform technical SEO audits, investigate logs, and make relevant recommendations, both technical and editorial.
  • Provide regular reporting and benchmarking for our website and distributes findings to leadership and other teams as needed.
  • Dive into issues and incidents as they occur, help resolve or escalate them and drive them to resolution.
  • Give accurate estimates for delivery of features.
  • Stay abreast of updates in search engine algorithms, competitive landscape, and the industry to develop winning strategies.
  • Write detailed specifications when appropriate.
  • Research available technologies outside of the company and recommend appropriate design solutions.
  • As a member of the project team, contribute to project scope definition activities, provide input to project plan development, prototype high-risk project tasks, and advise on complex technical issues
  • Successfully carry out assignments that are technically large or complex or have extensive or complex business implications.
  • Assist in establishing standards. Guide and mentor others. Perform code reviews.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; focus in computer science, engineering, business, or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant technical professional experience required including 2 or more years in a software development role.
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop solutions by applying relevant technologies and ensuring maintainability, extensibility, and code reuse.
  • Knowledge of testing and quality assurance practices including unit testing and code documentation.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to deliver quality solutions within established timelines.
  • Proficient in React, JavaScript, AWS
  • Other desirable skills include CDN configuration, NGINX, familiarity with performance tools like lighthouse, Node, NextJS


The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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