Principal Software Engineer

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Jun 29, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
JR-90273728
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Job Summary

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced front-end software engineer to join our platform engineering team to architect, implement and support web applications that enable Arc's customers to create, manage and sell digital subscription products with ease. The engineer will be responsible for building JS based applications in a serverless AWS environment. You will partner with product owners, architects, and Arc clients to build a world class, bleeding edge set of applications focused on delivering subscriptions, checkout, paywall, offer and campaign management. You will play a crucial role with opportunities to bring your unique ideas around development practices, testing and deployment strategies to the table.

Motivation
  • You are stay abreast of front-end technology trends.
  • You want to be an example to the organization on professional software development practices.
  • You want to be a mentor and a technical leader.


Responsibilities
  • Participate in architectural discussions and design projects with other engineers on the team.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes used to deliver secure and reliable software solutions.
  • Implement and advocate for coding best practices like effective unit-testing.
  • Collaborate effectively with engineers, architects, product managers, and clients.
  • Translate evolving business and product goals into the technical roadmap, identifying opportunities, mitigating risks, and balancing competing stakeholder concerns.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years experience building highly-scalable customer facing applications.
  • 5+ years experience working with HTML, CSS, Typescript, ES6, React and Redux
  • Experience working with Node.JS
  • Familiarity with continuous-integration tools and patterns.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.


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.