Senior Front-end Engineer / Media Asset Management

Washington, DC
Aug 02, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

Owned by Jeff Bezos, 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 more than 1,500 sites in 25+ countries that reach more than 1.5 billion unique visitors monthly.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market.

Job Summary
The Senior Front-end Engineer will work closely with our product owner to manage planned roadmap work and identify new roadmap initiatives. Provide guidance to the feature squad by leading projects through planning/design/implementation and breaking down tasks into manageable workloads. Seek out new technologies and best practices for improving Innovation. Coach/mentor junior team members to improve team knowledge.

  • You are excited about following best practices in front-end development and translating that excitement into building thoughtful UI components that are configurable and reusable.
  • You champion the front-end work the team is doing and actively promote it across teams.
  • You are eager to solve challenging problems and collaborate with the team to solution
  • You are comfortable in a remote team and promote transparency and collaboration
  • You own and see features/problems/issues through from start to finish
What you'll be doing
  • Take point on feature design and feature implementation on Arc's Media editing suite of tools which our customers use to create and deliver digital assets to hundreds of global websites.
  • Building reusable React components used to manage digital assets by Arc's editorial systems and shared across teams.
  • Working closely with our Product Manager to define the Video and Photo centers technical roadmap.
  • Working closely with our Design team to build a user-experience that delights our customers and their users.
  • Monitoring the behavior and performance of Video and Photo products in production using tools like Pendo and DataDog.
  • Coaching and mentoring engineers on the team

Qualifications Must-Haves
  • 4+ years experience building customer-facing web applications.
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript/TypeScript and React.
  • Strong proficiency in CSS.
  • Fluent in English

Nice to Haves
  • Experience building reusable React components used by other teams or companies.
  • Experience instrumenting front-end code to analyze performance and correctness.
  • Experience with testing tools like Cypress.
Our Tech Stack
Here's the tech we're actively building with (we don't expect you to be an expert in all of this, and you'll primarily be focused on the frontend):
  • Backend Languages and Frameworks:
    • Java + Spring Boot
    • TypeScript + AWS Lambda
  • Database: MongoDB
  • Event Messaging:
    • Kafka
  • Workflow Orchestration: Temporal
  • Cloud Provider: AWS (especially the AWS Elemental Services )
  • Frontend: React

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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