Under Jeff Bezos’ new ownership, The Washington Post was named the #8 Most Innovative Company of 2018 by Fast Company (and we remain #1 Most Innovative Media Company), an award reflective of our culture of innovation and transformation. The award comes due to The Washington Post's focus on our digital presence, interactive web stories, the Post's app preloaded on Amazon products, and our product centric culture.  Digiday has named The Washington Post “Most Innovative Publisher” of 2015. The award reflects The Post’s commitment to digital experimentation, new developments across engineering and ad technology, and increasing dominance in the media industry.  Recently hiring over 100 Engineering professionals and looking to add more, this team is committed to creating excellent experiences and products worthy of our tradition and our future. Our dedication to innovation, excellence and integrity are at the core of what we do, and why our employees are proud to call The Post their home. We are set up for an amazing year.  Come join us and make your mark. If you're not convinced, watch the videos on our profile from a few of our developers and engineers.  Hear directly from our CIO: The case for a product mindset to save news-- Media companies need to borrow at least one page from the Silicon Valley playbook: Obsessing about product. That’s the formula now in place at The Washington Post, nearly two years into the ownership of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, according to Shailesh Prakash. http://digiday.com/publishers/digiday-podcast-shailesh-prakash/

The Washington Post

United States

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