Publishing tools - Software Engineer – All Levels

The Washington Post is hiring a Software Engineer for our publishing tools team. We equip the reporters and editors in our newsroom with cutting edge tools to help them create and manage their content. We deliver that content to our readers through integrations with The Post’s website, including our custom audio and video players.

Our ideal candidate is fearless with their ideas and communicates thoughtfully and compassionately. This team is looking for engineers who are motivated to learn new technologies and expand their skills.

Our engineering team is based at The Post’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, but we are open to remote team members anywhere in the United States.

Who we are The publishing tools team is an agile organization building software applications that allow our newsroom to edit and produce captivating stories in a 24/7 news cycle Washington Post Engineering is a department of more than 600 people working to support The Post’s world-class newsroom

Motivation

  • Empower our journalists to rapidly produce engaging stories by closely collaborating to build features across our content management systems
  • Deliver a seamless and engaging user experience by engineering new features and optimizations for our custom-built audio and video players
  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for other engineers and our newsroom stakeholders
  • Eagerness to explore and learn new programming languages, tools and applications
  • A passion for collaboration and team exploration when tackling complex engineering challenges

Responsibilities

  • Support the work of other engineers on the team through technical discussions and code review
  • Work with other engineering teams to integrate media content across The Post’s publishing landscape
  • Contribute to the reliability and maintenance of our core infrastructure as part of an on-call rotation
  • Collaborate with Product and Design teams to build the best experience for both our newsroom users and our readers
  • Support the Post’s business interests by integrating advertising technology in our audio and video players

Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of experience working as a software engineer, preferably in a full-stack environment
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks, such as React and AngularJS
  • An understanding of modern web technologies and building for desktop and mobile browsers
  • Some exposure to building back-end services and REST APIs using technologies like Node.js or Java

Optional qualifications

  • 2 or more years of experience in agile software development teams working iteratively with designers, product managers and stakeholders
  • 1 or more years of experience building web applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Prior work with DevOps technologies like Docker, GitHub Actions, AWS CodeBuild and other AWS services
  • 1 or more years of experience with end-to-end testing frameworks
  • 1 or more years of experience incorporating analytics instrumentation and enabling A/B testing
  • Familiarity with modern build systems like Maven and Webpack
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