Sep 01

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer - Lagoon

The Washington Post is hiring a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer for our internally developed Circulation Management system. Circulation Management supports the full lifecycle of our print subscription business - managing customers, financial transactions, delivery logistics and integration with a variety of internal and customer facing applications. We are looking for a self-motivated engineer with a conscientious mentality and a relentless commitment to quality and stability. In this role, your contributions would directly support a wide variety of stakeholders who rely on this system to get the paper out everyday and serve one of our most valuable customer bases - print subscribers.


  • Build dynamic new features across both the front-end and the back-end of the application.

  • Refactor and improve the stability of the current application codebase.

  • Analyze and optimize large data sets and queries to support business processes and reporting needs

  • Support and make improvements upon the application’s cloud-based infrastructure.

  • Work directly with product managers and stakeholders from Accounting, Marketing, Customer

  • Service and Circulation staff to translate business requirements into robust features and technical tasks.

  • Serve in an on-call capacity.

What we’re looking for

It’s okay to not meet 100% of these requirements! We’re primarily looking for people who meet some of these requirements and are motivated to learn and expand their skill.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, equivalent field, or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience

  • Strong understanding of client-side scripting and javascript frameworks such as React and Angular

  • Proficiency in at least one server side programming language; Node, Java, C#, Ruby, Go or Python.

  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills for technical and business audiences

  • Knowledge of DevOps technologies such as Docker and Jenkins.

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as S3, ECS, EC2, and CloudWatch.

  • Comfortable working with relational databases such as MySQL.

  • Experience writing unit and integration tests to ensure code quality.

  • Experience in agile software development teams and working iteratively with designers, product managers, and stakeholders.

  • Practical working experience within logistics/supply chain management or financial billing is desired but not required

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