Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 19, 2019
Full Time
Application Instructions

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

Job Description

Arc Publishing is a product engineering and services group at The Washington Post. We build software to meet the needs of The Post, while also making the same software available to customers in media and non-media industries around the world.

The Arc suite of products provides content-centered companies with the tools they need to author, manage and publish content to meet the ever-changing demands of their digital consumers. Arc is quickly becoming the leader in publishing-focused software development.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use devops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

The platform is operated by Arc as Software as a Service, and our Professional Services team offers both end-to-end project implementation and consulting to help clients implement on Arc.

We are currently looking for Senior Software Engineers to join our platform engineering teams who architect, implement and support web applications that enable Arc's customers to create and publish immersive digital content to their consumers.

  • Collaborate with team members in designing and building highly-scalable backend services and applications within AWS ECS and Lambda.
  • Build rich interactive user interfaces using modern JS frameworks.
  • Own responsibility for running applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Setting up and reacting to production application monitoring.
  • Active participation in team agile activities such as story grooming, planning work backlog, work estimation, sprint planning, retros, demos, etc.
  • Sharing ideas and experiences as well as asking questions. In other words, working to remove ambiguity for both oneself and team members.
  • Eagerness to learn and help others evolve and grow their skill set. Sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.


Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years experience building highly-scalable customer facing applications.
  • Proficiency working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript in the React JavaScript framework.
  • Proficiency in at least one server side programming language; Node, Go, Java or Python.
  • Familiarity with continuous-integration tools and patterns.
  • Experience with multiple database and event processing systems.
  • Travel of 25% to 50% to client sites.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building web applications on AWS and/or AWS Lambda.
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks.
  • Experience with devops teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience supporting a production application in an on-call rotation.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.
  • Experience working with client development teams to realize solutions on top of existing platforms.

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