Senior Software Engineer (AWS Architecture)

Dec 28, 2022
Jan 31, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Senior Software Engineer for the Carta engineering team. The Carta team maintains the email newsletter platform for The Washington Post, works across the spectrum of public-facing newsletters as well as tools that are essential for the work of our editors and reporters. Our ideal candidate is fearless with their ideas and communicates thoughtfully and compassionately. This team is looking for engineers who are motivated to learn new technologies and expand their skillset.
Who we are
  • The Carta team continuously builds and deploys software applications that allow our newsroom to edit and produce stories and newsletters and our marketing and subscription teams to reach our audiences.
  • Washington Post Engineering is a department of more than 600 people working to support The Post's world-class newsroom.

  • Empower our editors to rapidly produce engaging emails by closely collaborating to determine what features can be built across the Carta platform.
  • Deliver a seamless and engaging user experience by brainstorming and building new features and optimizations for the Carta platform.
  • Integrate content across The Post's publishing landscape and platforms into the newsletter management, templating, and curation process.
  • Build an integrated and flourishing ecosystem of micro-services to deliver content to our readers.
  • Work directly with our partners in product as well as newsroom and business-side stakeholders and translate requirements into technical tasks.
  • Support the reliability of our core infrastructure as part of the on-call rotation for Carta.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 4+ years of software engineering experience
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript and/or Java
  • Hands on experience with back-end technologies such as Node.js, Java, Spring Boot
  • Strong experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as S3, ECS, EC2
  • Experience building web applications on AWS
  • Experience with relational databases such as Postgres or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Eagerness to explore and learn new programming languages, tools and applications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior work with DevOps technologies like Docker and/or AWS Products such as CodePipeline
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks
  • Familiarity with TypeScript
  • Familiarity with Express, NextJS
  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for other engineers and our stakeholders
  • Experience in agile software development teams working iteratively with designers, product managers, and stakeholders


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?