Senior Front End Software Engineer

Washington, DC
Nov 18, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

Arc XP 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 over 1,900 sites in more than 25 countries that reach nearly 2 billion unique visitors monthly.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc XP platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use dev ops 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 software engineers who build JS based full-stack applications in a serverless AWS environment. You will work on Arc XP I/O, Arc XP's inbound and outbound feeds offering powering off site experiences across multiple platforms. In this role you will work with a small team of other developers building the I/O product and will collaborate closely with the PageBuilder Engine and Themes development teams as well as working with other Arc XP product teams to enable innovative news experiences for a variety of news, radio and broadcast companies worldwide.

  • Collaborate with team members in designing robust feeds experiences based in React.js and node.
  • 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.
  • 6+ years experience building highly-scalable customer facing applications.
  • 2+ years of experience working with React.js
  • Familiarity with continuous-integration tools and patterns.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks.
  • Experience analyzing application and cloud environment performance.
  • Experience working with client development teams to realize solutions on top of existing platforms.
  • Experience building, deploying and supporting applications on AWS.


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.

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