Front End Developer

Washington D.C.
Aug 31, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Full Time

Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for a highly motivated front end developer/engineer who want to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment using the latest technologies. This candidate is expected to spend 80% of their time on hands-on development and the remainder on architecture/design/technical documentation. Our work is challenging and rewarding and our success is measured through the millions of customer's we serve each day. This is a unique opportunity to work with a world class newsroom and design team and take our digital platform to the next level. 

This specific project will be supporting Arc Publishing -


  • Analyze application requirements and provide recommended technical design solutions that are efficient, scalable, maintainable, and accurately meet the needs of the business
  • Participate in the visual design process, advising on how front‑end technologies can be applied to potential product designs.
  • Participate in resolving challenging and demanding problems within the production environment.
  • Research and make recommendations on software tools, new approaches and new technologies


  • 2+ years of Web development
  • Expertise in semantic markup, CSS, HTML, JQuery, JavaScript and Ajax
  • Experience developing with XML, JSON, XSL (PHP, Django, Python, Rails or other DB experience a plus
  • Docker, Amazon AWS experience a plus
  • Experience using Tag libraries and JSTL in JSPs
  • Experience working with Responsive and Adaptive designs for differing device capabilities
  • Expertise in with client side FE languages CSS(3), HTML(5), and JavaScript.
  • Experience working with JavaScript frameworks (eg. jQuery, Knockout.js).
  • Foundational understanding of Servlets and J2EE concepts is a plus
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments (Java, PHP, Python, Node.js)
  • Experience with large scale Enterprise CMS a plus