Senior Full Stack Software Engineer - News Engineering Team

Washington, DC
Jan 28, 2021
Mar 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking for empathetic full-stack engineers who would like to work closely with our newsroom, our product team and other engineering teams to build the next generation of newsroom data pipelines and support visual storytelling at the Post. Our ideal candidates are creative problem-solvers who are comfortable evaluating our processes and recommending changes. This position is remote-friendly for work in the US.

​**This position could be 100% remote in the US for the right candidate.
  • Contribute substantially to technical architecture and code.
  • Contribute to the overall success of technical projects in our Agile process.
  • Evaluate solutions using product and design thinking.
  • Communicate workload both up and down the organization to ensure healthy development practices.
  • Evaluate and recommend ways to balance our storytelling needs with our focus on performance and reusability.
  • Participate in recruiting and hiring and then contribute feedback to our overall hiring process.
  • Participate in mentorship and growth of junior engineers.
  • More than 3 years of software development experience, with 5 years or more preferred.
  • Experience building and maintaining software applications in a team setting.
  • Proficiency across the languages and frameworks in our stack, including Node/React, Python/R and idiomatic AWS.
  • Experience and comfort with microservice architecture, including interacting with services their team does not own.
  • Would like to build tools for making sense of large data sets on newsroom deadlines while maintaining engineering rigor.
  • Predisposition towards testing, instrumentation and writing documentation.
  • Desire to work at a deeper level of abstraction than a single story or beat.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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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