Full Stack Software Engineer, Talent Matrix

Washington, DC
Oct 26, 2021
Feb 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Software Engineer for our Talent Matrix engineering team. Talent Matrix is the Washington Post's suite of web services that enables The Post to find, hire, and compensate the best journalistic talent in the world. Our flagship service, Talent Network, supports thousands of reporters, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, and others who help drive The Post's rapid response to global news. It is a vital organ for the newsroom, critical to the efforts that inform our audience.

We are currently looking for a Software Engineer to join the team as we revitalize and expand the services that Talent Matrix will support. A lot of our projects are relatively self-contained---engineers will have greenfield opportunities to own the entire tech stack, from the browser to the database, and work directly with the people who use the product. We are also improving the developer experience using industry best practices for continuous testing, deployment, and ops. We're looking for an engineer who is excited not just about the technologies used to code a web service, but also the technologies that make it possible to operate one at scale.

  • Design and building highly-scalable applications and products for The Washington Post, with clean, modern, testable and well-documented code.
  • Collaborate directly with newsroom stakeholders to identify issues and brainstorm engineering solutions to common problems.
  • Demonstrate eagerness to learn and help others evolve and grow their skill set. Sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.
  • Own responsibility for running applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Build and operate production application monitoring at scale.
  • Share ideas and experiences as well as asking questions, we are highly invested in growing each other's skillsets through our work.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1-2 years experience building RESTful customer facing applications.
  • Basic familiarity with Java development.
  • Experience building and testing web services and APIs.
  • Experience with front end technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with modern front-end patterns such as single page application frameworks and their interactions with APIs.
  • Experience with git.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Java server technologies, like Spring Boot and Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience with React Hooks and other current React patterns.
  • Experience using Docker.
  • Experience building, deploying and supporting applications on AWS.
  • Experience using CI/CD tooling with emphasis on web service integration testing.
  • Experience using profiling and monitoring tools to find application deficiencies and for production application monitoring.
  • Comfortable writing SQL queries and other basic database management techniques.

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?