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Software Engineer

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Aug 30, 2022

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Software Developer, IT
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Details

Job Description

The Washington Post Personalization team is looking for a software engineer who is excited to create forward-thinking solutions for the next generation of journalism. Our team is at the heart of the Post's machine learning strategies to build intelligent and adaptable personalized news experiences and business solutions capable of powering the most high-scale websites in the world.

  • You value world-class journalism and are eager to immerse yourself in features and projects that support that mission.
  • You are a technically savvy critical thinker who enjoys problem-solving.
  • You receive feedback enthusiastically and thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • You are a born self-starter with an earnest work ethic.
  • You are eager to evolve and grow your personal skill-set by learning and sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional agile teams of data scientists, machine learning engineers, software engineers, and others in building machine learning infrastructure that best supports the ML needs.
  • Leverage your experience to drive best practices in software development.
  • Design and implement data pipelines.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders across departments to extract, transform, and standardize data to prepare for ingest into target sources.
  • Participate in ongoing evolution, improvement, and automation of products and solutions.
  • Apply agile and software engineering principles to gather business requirements and translate to functional/technical specifications.
  • Document technical work and ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Prepare and present work products to various stakeholders, including executives.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.
  • 1 year+ professional software development experience.
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithm design.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the complete software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience communicating with users and other technical teams to collect requirements and describe software product features and technical designs.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 year+ experience with AWS.
  • Experience creating and maintaining APIs and shared web services is highly desirable.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual project launch.

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?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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