Developer - Full Stack

Washington D.C.
Jun 21, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
Full Time

The Washington Post is hiring a Developer for our site team ( On the site team, you'll play an integral and varied role in the future of digital storytelling; from presenting our content and data to our users on the web to building newsroom and product team facing tools.  Sample projects include:

  • Grow our A/B testing and key metric reporting capabilities

  • Newsroom tool to deliver breaking news to all platforms

  • Build new platform to streamline coverage of live events and breaking news

  • Collaborate with product, design, and news to develop new features across a variety of news events -ie. mid term elections, Winter Olympics - and expand other platforms - ie. Progressive Web App (PWA), Apple News.  


  • Spending 75% of the time writing code, and the other 25% getting feedback from customers, deciding which features to build and how, and sharing your great work

  • Exploring and bringing new technologies and architectures to our technology landscape

  • Building and deploying to production all the time, making the lives of our users better, helping us sell our platforms - aka. making a difference

  • Building and scaling apps from scratch


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, equivalent field, or equivalent experience.

  • Node.js experience desired        

  • 2+  years of creating user facing experiences on production sites.

  • 2+  years of experience with client side languages (e.g.,JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3,).

  • Experience in server side technologies (Python, Java, or Scala), Docker, and AWS

  • Familiarity with revision control systems, especially Git.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a highly agile environment.

  • Strong desire to learn new technologies and a willingness to tackle complex, technical problems

  • Working within a DevOps environment a plus


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