Engineering Lead, Content Platform

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Nov 10, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving over 1,900 sites in more than 25 countries that reach nearly 2 billion unique visitors monthly.

Arc XP, a division of The Washington Post is seeking an Engineering Lead to manage a small backend team within our Content Platform. This team will complete large projects enhancing our content platform, which powers more than 1500 sites across 24 countries, reaching more than 1.5 billion unique users. You will assemble a high-performing team and work alongside them to take complex projects from requirements gathering to design, planning, implementation, testing, release, support, and monitoring. This role is located in CT or ET hours and reports to the manager of the Publishing Platform.

Motivational Fit
  • You see your teammates' success as your success and want to help them grow.
  • You're inspired to see what developers build on your platform.
  • You welcome the challenge of working at scale and don't think it's real until it's shipped.
  • You find satisfaction in thinking long-term and selecting the ideal technologies and architecture for the job.

  • Assemble a high-performing team by recruiting, coaching, and retaining team members. Grow company talent by providing appropriately challenging work, devoting one-on-one time to listening, providing constructive evaluative feedback, and supporting them in pursuing appropriate opportunities for advancement or inspiration.
  • Fulfill our SLAs (service-level agreements) by participating in on-call, supporting the team in resolving incidents, producing RCAs, and implementing best practices.
  • Deliver value regularly by practicing effective agile development and change management. Deliver impactful projects by selecting incremental milestones and iterating. Chart a path to company objectives by collaborating with leadership and your team's product manager to establish and maintain a roadmap.
  • Earn customer trust by upholding security best practices and participating in Arc's security processes.
  • Meet technical challenges by combining custom development, open source solutions, and prudent selection of third-party service providers. Set a high bar for quality through automated testing, peer review, and observability technologies.
  • Design technical solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements by collaborating with your team, stakeholders, experts within the company, and appropriate consultants.

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering.
  • Experience managing engineers or successfully mentoring peers.
  • Experience leading the implementation of technical projects.
  • Proficiency with one or more server-side programming languages, such as Go or Node.js
  • Experience with CI/CD and automated testing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Preferred: Experience with relational or document databases.
  • Preferred: Experience with scalable cloud-based applications.
  • Preferred: Expertise delivering REST or GraphQL APIs at scale.
  • Nice-to-have: Experience with event-processing technologies.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development program

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status

The Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:
$130,100.00 - $216,900.00

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

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.

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