Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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

We're looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join the Washington Post's Ad Engineering team. It's a fascinating time in the digital advertising space and the Ad Engineering team is on the front lines, working to develop some of the most interesting and mission-critical products at The Post. This is a highly visible role with an opportunity to make an immediate impact on a vital revenue stream for one of the most well-known media brands in the world.

  • You have an aptitude for self-learning and enjoy keeping up with the evolving technology landscape.
  • You thrive in an environment where collaborative, creative problem solving includes individuals from multiple disciplines.
  • You have a knack for navigating ambiguity, distilling broad problems into digestible components, and writing software to address them.
  • You love building tools and products that contribute to The Washington Post's core mission.
  • 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 architecting, implementation, testing and support.
  • Establish and enforce engineering best practices and coding standards across a variety of projects.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Business Intelligence Analysts and other stakeholders to develop solutions to complex problems.


Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience building and delivering highly-performant, customer-facing applications
  • Proficiency in modern JavaScript development principles
  • Proficiency in modern Python development principles
  • Strong understanding of event-driven architectures
  • Desire to work in an agile environment with frequent releases
  • Experience with Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB or DynamoDB
  • 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 developing applications with React, Vue or Angular
  • Experience with event-driven software development tools such as Kafka, AWS SQS/SNS
  • Familiarity with serverless architecture, tools and patterns

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?