Senior Full Stack Engineer - Distributed Platforms and Syndication

Washington, DC
Mar 30, 2023
May 25, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Senior Full Stack Engineer to support our distributed platforms and Licensing & Syndication business. This role builds and supports applications that enable purchasing Washington Post content around the world. This role requires a close relationship with the newsroom's editorial staff and its publishing systems as well as interactions with marketing and sales. In this role, you directly support revenue generation plus an opportunity to work with colleagues from all parts of the company from Marketing to the Newsroom.

  • You have a passion to write flexible and reusable code
  • You are energized working with front-end and back-end technologies
  • You have an eye for detail and a passion for quality
  • You will directly impact the work of our colleagues across the organization with every release
  • You are obsessed with understanding the big picture and how your work fits in
  • You will have opportunities to work on multiple projects and deliver a variety of features and services.
  • 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

  • Implement and maintain front-end and back-end applications.
  • Utilize common front end (React, Nextjs) and backend technologies (Sprint Boot, Flask).
  • Work across many backend services which power external and internal facing applications.
  • Write high-quality code with best practices and design patterns in mind and engage in code review/quality assurance.
  • Engage with your fellow engineers from different teams and disciplines to create a dynamic and scalable architecture.
  • Consult with your business partners to form sprint goals and work through business and technical challenges.
  • Optimize the underlying AWS infrastructure for performance and cost.
  • Use your experience to help guide technical decisions and participate in technical architecture discussions.
  • This role requires limited on-call hours. An on-call schedule is on a rotating basis and will be determined a couple of months after you join, taking into account team size and other variables.

It's okay not to meet 100% of these requirements! We're primarily looking for people who
meet some of these requirements and are motivated to learn new technologies and
expand their skill set.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, equivalent field, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years +of experience working as a software engineer
  • Strong understanding of client-side scripting and javascript frameworks such as React and AngularJS
  • Experience working with back-end languages Java and Python.
  • Proficiency with web frameworks such as Spring Boot and Flask.
  • Strong experience in command line (Unix & Linux) navigation and revision tracking (Git)
  • Experience working with message brokers such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, and SQS.
  • Experience with DevOps technologies such as Docker and Jenkins.
  • Hands-on expertise with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as S3, EC2, ELB, SES, Elastic Beanstalk, and CloudWatch.
  • Varied experience with databases, MongoDB and MySQL preferred.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and presentation skills for technical and business audiences.
  • Experience in an Agile environment.

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?