Software Engineer, Ad Engineering

Washington, DC
Mar 21, 2023
May 14, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Software Engineer for our Ad Engineering team. In this role, you will work on developing new and innovative ad products and applications that drive revenue for The Washington Post. Our Ad Engineering team is deeply interested in changing the fundamentals of advertising technology by building performant and competitive tools and products.

  • Develop new applications and features using React and Node
  • Build interactive experiences for the web including premium, highly performant ad formats
  • Active participation on a scrum team including story grooming, planning work backlog, work estimation, sprint planning, retros, demos, etc.
  • Work with a wide variety of engineering teams, design, product and newsroom stakeholders to support and build internal and public-facing products and applications.

  • You are a self-starter and motivated to develop new ad products that help drive revenue for The Washington Post
  • You pay close attention to detail and strive to develop interfaces as close to the design as possible.
  • You write clean, modern, testable and well-documented code
  • You are eager to explore new software languages, tools and applications but understand that "the right tool for the job" may not be the latest library or framework.
  • You are energized by problem-solving and love to ideate solutions to difficult problems.

  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience as a software engineer using modern development languages: React, Node, JavaScript, Typescript, CSS and HTML
  • Experience building applications with React
  • Experience with common front-end development tools such as Webpack, Rollup, NPM, etc.
  • Experiencing writing tests using frameworks such as Jest, Cypress and Nightwatch
  • Experience with Git

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services serverless functions
  • Experience in advertising technology

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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