Full Stack Senior Software Engineer - Circulation

Washington, DC
Jan 25, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Full Stack Software Engineer for our internally developed Circulation Management system. Circulation Management supports the full lifecycle of our print subscription business - managing customers, financial transactions, delivery logistics and integration with a variety of internal and customer facing applications. We are looking for a self-motivated engineer with a strong desire to learn and utilize technology to solve complex business challenges. In this role, your contributions will directly support our most valuable customer bases - print subscribers.

  • You have a passion to write flexible and reusable code.
  • You are energized with learning new technologies and platforms.
  • You enjoy solving complex business problems with technology.
  • You have an eye for detail and passion for quality.
  • You are obsessed with understanding the big picture and how your work fits in.
  • You will directly impact the work of our colleagues across the organization with every release.
  • You have a builder mindset from the foundation to the final touches.
  • You love to collaborate to figure out solutions to the toughest problems.
  • You have an aptitude to simplify and communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

  • Build dynamic new features across both the front-end and the back-end of the Circulation Management system.
  • Refactor and improve the stability of the current application codebase. Extend functionality of internal tools used by Marketing, Financial and Circulation stakeholders to achieve company subscription goals.
  • Analyze and optimize large data sets and queries to support business processes and reporting needs.
  • Architect and build web applications as needed for Circulation business to continue to evolve and integrate with digital subscriptions.
  • Support and make improvements upon the application's cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Work directly with technical managers and stakeholders from Accounting, Marketing, Customer Service and Circulation staff to translate business requirements into robust features and technical tasks.
  • Use your experience to guide technical and architecture decisions.
  • This role requires limited on-call hours.

What we're looking for
It's okay to not meet 100% of these requirements! We're primarily looking for people who meet some of these requirements and are motivated to learn and expand their skill.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, equivalent field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years + experience working as a software engineer
  • Strong understanding of client-side scripting and javascript frameworks such as React and Angular
  • Proficiency in at least one server side programming language; Node, Java, Python, C#, Ruby, or Go. Node and Java are preferred
  • Working Knowledge of DevOps technologies such as Docker and Jenkins.
  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as S3, ECS, EC2, SNS and CloudWatch. Certifications a plus.
  • Experience with Apache Airflow desired but not required.
  • Comfortable working with relational databases such as MySQL.
  • Practical working experience within logistics/supply chain management, finance or billing is desired but not required.
  • Experience within agile software development teams in a deadline driven environment.
  • Background in debugging complex technical issues that require domain knowledge.
  • Eagerness to explore and learn new programming languages, tools and applications.
  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for technical and business audiences.

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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