Software Engineer - Global Talent Systems

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Feb 18, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Software Engineer for our Global Talent Systems engineering team. Global Talent Systems is the Washington Post's suite of web services that enables The Post to find, hire, and compensate the best journalistic talent in the world. Our flagship service, Talent Network, supports thousands of reporters, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, and others who help drive The Post's rapid response to global news. It is a vital organ for the newsroom, critical to the efforts that inform our audience.

Your Role
We are currently looking for a Software Engineer to join the team as we revitalize and expand the services that Global Talent Systems supports. A lot of our projects are relatively self-contained---engineers will have greenfield opportunities to own the entire tech stack, from the browser to the database, and work directly with the people who use the product. We are also improving the developer experience using industry best practices for continuous testing, deployment, and ops. We're looking for an engineer who is excited not just about the technologies used to code a web service, but also the technologies that make it possible to operate one at scale.
  • Design and build scalable applications for The Washington Post, with modern, testable and well-architected code.
  • Collaborate directly with newsroom stakeholders to identify issues and brainstorm engineering solutions to common problems.
  • Demonstrate eagerness to learn and help others evolve and grow their skill set. Sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.
  • Own responsibility for running applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Build and operate production application monitoring at scale.
  • Share ideas and experiences as well as asking questions, we are highly invested in growing each other's skillsets through our work.

Core Requirements
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field (or equivalent practical experience)
  • 1-2 years experience building customer-facing applications
  • Experience with Java development
  • Experience with the core web technology stack (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)
  • Experience building and testing web services and APIs
  • Good collaboration and teamwork skills, must be comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Experience with git

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Java server technologies, such as Spring Boot and Apache Tomcat
  • Experience building, deploying and supporting containerized applications on AWS
  • Experience using CI/CD tooling with emphasis on web service integration testing
  • Comfortable writing SQL queries and other basic database management techniques
  • Experience with Python and Django

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 programs

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

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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