2021 Summer Intern

Washington, DC
Apr 26, 2021
May 12, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP ( www.arcxp.com ) is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving more than 1,500 sites in 24 countries that reach more than 1.5 billion unique visitors monthly.

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 summer intern to join our engineering team responsible for the system that supports drafting content, publishing it, sharing it between websites, and querying it.

**Due to Covid-19, all internships will be 100% remote this year**

  • Collaborate with team members to build world-class document storage, validation, retrieval, and querying capabilities.
  • Support production applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Participate in team agile activities such as story refinement, 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.

  • Solid understanding of OO design principles
  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (JavaScript, Java, Python, Swift, Kotlin, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of the agile software development methodology
  • Solid understanding of version control principles
  • Solid understanding of software testing principles
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD principles
  • Experience with Cloud computing platform (AWS, Google Cloud, etc)

Minimum Qualifications
  • Proficiency in at least one server-side programming language.
  • Some experience with relational and document databases.
  • Strong advocate for writing tests.
  • Fluent in English.

Any of the following are pluses:
  • Experience with event-processing systems and streaming or messaging technologies, such as Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, or SNS.
  • 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 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.