Full Stack Engineer - Subscriptions

Washington, DC
Feb 28, 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Senior Full Stack Engineer for our subscription team to build dynamic subscription retention and acquisition targeting tools with personalization capabilities. You will expand Marketing's capabilities to self-serve and orchestrate complex user flows across the digital subscription ecosystem. In this role, you have a direct impact on The Post's top line performance and the 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 with learning new technologies and platforms
  • You have an eye for detail and 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


  • Work across many backend services which power internal tools, subscriber experiences onsite and in native mobile apps.
  • Familiar with React and NextJS and able to work on our frontend applications.
  • Write high-quality code with best practices and design patterns in mind and engage in code review/quality assurance.
  • Work with your partners from different teams and disciplines to create a scalable experimentation and personalization architecture.
  • Consult with your partners in Product to form sprint goals and break work into atomic units.
  • Optimize the underlying AWS infrastructure for subscription services 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 will be determined a couple of months after you join, taking into account team size and other variables.


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 new technologies and expand their skill set.

  • Experience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks such as React and Angular.
  • Experience with back-end technologies such as Java, Spring Boot, and JUnit.
  • Experience with DevOps technologies such as Docker and Jenkins.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as S3, ECS, EC2, and CloudWatch.
  • Experience with relational databases such as Oracle and MySQL.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.
  • Experience in agile software development teams and 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?


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