Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Apr 06, 2023
Sep 12, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

We're looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join the Washington Post's digital advertising and monetization platform team. As a member of the team, you will have an immediate impact on a critical revenue stream by helping to solve complex problems and delivering value through innovative engineering solutions. You should demonstrate a high level of expertise in all facets of web application development.

  • You have an aptitude for self-learning and enjoy keeping up with the evolving technology landscape
  • You love building tools and products that contribute to The Washington Post's core mission.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment with product managers and stakeholders
  • You view the team's success as your own success and are motivated by helping others

  • Participate in all stages of software development - from brainstorming and prototyping to implementation, testing and support
  • Establish and enforce engineering best practices and coding standards across a variety of projects.
  • Work directly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Business Intelligence Analysts and other stakeholders to translate business requirements into highly performant applications
  • Architect, build and deploy applications on AWS


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3+ years experience building and delivering highly-performant, customer-facing applications
  • Proficiency in modern JavaScript development principles
  • Hands-on experience developing applications with React
  • Experience with at least one server-side programming language such as Node or Python.
  • Strong understanding of browsers and the HTTP protocol
  • Desire to work in an agile environment with frequent releases
  • Experience building applications on AWS products such as EC2, ECS, Lambda, S3
  • Experience with DevOps technologies like Docker

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with digital advertising
  • Experience with component driven development
  • Familiarity with serverless architecture, tools and patterns
  • Experience with Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB or DynamoDB
  • Experience with TypeScript

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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