Principal Software Engineer

Washington, DC
May 10, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Full Time
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Job Description

Job Description
Arc Publishing is a product engineering group at The Washington Post. We build software to meet the needs of The Post, while also making the same software available to publishers around the world via software as a service.
The Arc suite of products provides publishers with the tools they need to author, manage and publish content to meet the ever-changing demands of news readers. 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.
We are currently looking for a principal engineer who builds fullstack applications in a serverless AWS environment. You will work on Arc Platform applications built in JavaScript, Node.js, React, and/or Angular.

● Collaborate with team members in designing and building highly-scalable backend services and applications within AWS.
● 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.
● 7+ years' experience building highly-scalable customer facing applications.
● Experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, preferably within the React JavaScript framework.
● Experience working with Node.JS
● Familiarity with continuous-integration tools and patterns.
● Familiarity with serverless architecture, tools and patterns.

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience building web applications on AWS and AWS Lambda.
● Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks.
● Experience with devops teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.
● 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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