Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Oct 28, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

Arc Publishing ( is an award-winning, state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools that's engineered to meet the demands of modern publishers and brands around the world. Built by The Washington Post, Arc technology handles complex publishing and audience needs across video, web, apps, subscriptions and ad monetization, providing a competitive advantage enhanced by a set of sophisticated machine learning and AI-powered tools. Arc has powered the digital transformation of clients both large and small across the globe. At its core, Arc is about speed and innovation: for readers, newsrooms, brands, advertisers and developers.

As an increasing number of large digital publishers move their critical business processes to Arc Publishing, we are in need of talented full stack developers who are experienced working on the back end in Python and on the front end using JavaScript. The ideal candidate is excited to improve and stabilize the existing code base as well as design innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers.

The full stack developer is part of our Professional Services organization and will work closely with project teams within Professional Services as well as Account Management, Platform Engineering and Product Management organizations.

  • Refactor and improve the stability of the existing Python code base.
  • Build and maintain applications running in AWS.
  • Write unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.
  • Work with product managers on task estimation and backlog planning.
  • Contribute to the architectural design and implementation of custom integrations with the Arc CMS.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to help meet SLA's with our customers.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years experience developing in Python.
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as JavaScript.
  • Experience building applications in AWS.
  • Experience working within an agile development framework.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Experience with data migration and systems integration projects.
  • Experience building web applications on AWS or another cloud platform.

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?


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