Senior Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 09, 2020
Full Time
Job Description

Arc Publishing is a product engineering group at The Washington Post. The Post and other publishers around the world depend on our software as a service platform.

The Arc suite of products provides publishers with the tools they need to author, collaborate on, and publish content to reach and build relationships with 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 support 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 mid-level engineer to join our backend engineering team responsible for the system that supports drafting content, publishing it, sharing it between websites, and querying it.

  • Collaborate with team members to design and build world-class document storage, validation, retrieval, and querying capabilities.
  • Support production applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Implement and respond to production application monitoring.
  • Participate in team agile activities such as story grooming, work estimation, sprint planning, retrospectives, demos, etc.
  • Share ideas and experiences, ask questions, and strive to remove ambiguity for both oneself and one's team members.
  • Eagerness to evolve and grow personal skill set by learning 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 in at least one server-side programming language.
  • Experience with event-processing systems and streaming or messaging technologies, such as Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, or SNS.
  • Experience developing against, scaling, and maintaining relational and document databases.
  • Strong advocate for writing tests.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with server-side networking, proxying, and caching.
  • Experience building cloud-based web applications.
  • Experience implementing continuous-integration tools and patterns.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.
  • Experience with devops teams that own the full engineering lifecycle.

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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