Back End Software Engineer, Subscriptions

Washington, DC
Oct 29, 2021
Dec 21, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is hiring a Software Engineer for our Subscriptions team to focus on acquiring and retaining digital subscribers. Digital subscriptions is a fast paced, high growth environment that respects its engineers and customers. We are looking for a self-driven engineer with a conscientious mentality and a commitment to innovate with high quality work. In this role, you have a direct impact on The Post's topline performance and the opportunity to work with colleagues from all parts of the company from Marketing to the Newsroom.

  • Work across many backend services which power subscriber experiences onsite and in native mobile apps.
  • Write high-quality code with best practices and design patterns in mind and engage in code review/quality assurance.
  • Work with your partners from different teams and disciplines to create a scalable experimentation and personalization architecture.
  • Consult with your partners in Product, Marketing, Analytics and Accounting to form
  • sprint goals and break work into atomic units.
  • Optimize the underlying AWS infrastructure for subscription services for performance and cost.
  • Use your experience to help guide technical decisions and participate in technical architecture discussions.
  • This role requires limited on-call hours. An on-call schedule will be determined a couple of months after you join, considering team size and other variables.

What we're looking for

It's okay to not meet 100% of these requirements! We're primarily looking for people who are motivated to learn new technologies and who enjoy pushing the limits of back-end development.
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Extensive experience with Java EE.
  • Experience with other frameworks such as Play! And Spring are a plus.
  • Experience writing unit, integration and end to end tests to ensure code quality.
  • A keen eye for detail, good use of polymorphism, and the ability to write code that promotes code reuse.
  • Experience with DevOps technologies like Docker, Jenkins, and AWS Products.
  • Experience with MySQL, Oracle, and other relational databases.
  • Experience with Lambda/SAM/Serverless is a plus.
  • Familiarity using Splunk for debugging.
  • Experience/familiarity with Application servers such as Wildfly, Glassfish, Tomcat.
  • Experience/familiarity with Web servers such as httpd and Nginx.
  • Experience with message/event buses such as JMS, ActiveMq, SQS/SNS (AWS).
  • Experience in agile software development teams working iteratively with designers, product managers, and stakeholders.
  • Experience with Python/Node is a plus

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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