Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Apr 26, 2023
Sep 12, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP, a division of The Washington Post, is seeking a Software Engineer to join the backend engineering team responsible for Arc's content management system. Arc XP powers more than 1500 sites across 24 countries, reaching more than 1.5 billion unique users. In this role, you will develop extensible platforms that allow Arc clients to design world-class experiences for their customers. You will collaborate with other teams at Arc to achieve operational excellence, including performance, scalability, security, and cost goals. This role is located in CT or ET hours and reports to the engineering lead of the 6S team.

Motivational Fit:
  • You're inspired to see what developers build on your platform.
  • You welcome the challenge of working at scale and don't think it's real until it's shipped.
  • You find satisfaction in getting to ground truth and using it to influence decisions.
  • You value your colleagues' perspectives because you've seen collaboration spark epiphanies neither party would have come to alone.

  • Implement technical solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements. Set a high bar for quality through automated testing, peer review, and observability technologies.
  • Deliver value regularly by practicing Agile development. Support the development of a roadmap through refinement and estimation.
  • Fulfill our SLAs (service-level agreements) by participating in an on-call rotation, supporting the team in resolving incidents, producing RCAs, and implementing best practices.
  • Earn customer trust by upholding security best practices and participating in Arc's security processes.

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in software engineering.
  • Proficiency with one or more server-side programming languages, such as JavaScript, Java, or common functional & object-oriented languages.
  • Articulate and communicate design and development processes to technical and non-technical team members
  • Commitment to iterative prototyping, development, and releasing.
  • Experience analyzing applications, software diagrams, and code in a distributed systems environment
  • Experience working with ambiguous problems and resolving them with collaborative engineering solutions.
  • Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on infrastructure or service operations and quality.
  • Preferred: Experience with asynchronous programming patterns.
  • Preferred: Experience to trade-offs, and design patterns emerging in web-services based technologies.
  • Preferred: Experience working with containers, orchestration tools, AWS, and asynchronous services within AWS.
  • Preferred: Experience to NoSQL & SQL Database solutions, designs, and schema best practices.

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 program

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.

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