Back End Software Engineer

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 05, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
JR-90272874
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Work at the Washington Post to support the mobile team responsible for building and maintaining native iOS and Android applications. These applications rely on services provided by core team which is responsible for managing the infrastructure, back-end services and publishing pipelines for site, apps and distributed platforms for our readers. Core team works closely with other engineering teams at the Post, by providing centralized content logic as well as shared infrastructure and best practices. We build tools that allow the newsroom, and our partners on the front end to surface stories to readers in a meaningful way.

You will perform technical analysis and design, develop and enhance applications based on user requirements in a variety of technical environments. You will also often be involved in small or mid-size projects or contribute to a distinct task of a large project.

Responsibilities
  • Gather business and technical requirements by working closely with the Native Apps and Site Engineering teams, as well as others within the Engineering department.
  • Evaluate, assess, design and develop high-level solutions to meet defined requirements by understanding and analyzing current system functionality and following established development methodologies and standards.
  • Participate in data and object modeling sessions.
  • Identify detailed characteristics of solution design and write detailed specifications when appropriate.
  • Research available technologies outside of the company and recommend appropriate design solutions.
  • Plan, develop, and conduct unit testing; assist in planning and conducting other testing (e.g., integration, system, etc.).
  • Provide timely and effective maintenance support and problem resolution for existing systems by collaborating and coordinating with vendors and others.
  • Perform impact assessment in all system/application changes as needed; follows appropriate change management and control procedures.
  • Maintain documentation of production problems and their solutions.


Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; focus in computer science, engineering, business or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant technical professional experience required; prior experience in a similar role preferred. Training and certification in lieu of experience will be considered.
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in relevant technologies: Python, Flask
  • Desirable experience, but not required: Celery, Kafka, NGINX, CDN, Mongo, AWS, ECS, Docker
  • Ability to develop solutions by applying relevant technologies and ensuring maintainability, extensibility and code reuse.
  • High level of proficiency in core language development with good understanding of code optimization and application performance.
  • Knowledge of testing and quality assurance practices including unit testing and code documentation.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to deliver quality solutions within established timelines.


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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