Job Board
for underrepresented folks in tech

Back to all jobs
Photo of The Washington Post

emoji of a pushpinRemote-USemoji of a money bag120,000+emoji of a clockSat Jul 31 2021
emoji of a woman of coloremoji of a man12 people in techemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a woman 5 women in techemoji of a woman of coloremoji of a person of color 4 people of color in techemoji of a rainbow 2 LGBTQIA+ folks in tech

The Washington Post was named the #8 Most Innovative Company in the world by Fast Company in 2018 and maintained our title of #1 Most Innovative Media Company – an award reflective of our dedication to transformation, integrity and quality.


The Washington Post is seeking a Front-End Engineer to join our Live News + Article Team. This team works closely with engineering, product, and design to build new features that enhance our reading experience. You’ll be responsible for participating in each step of the development lifecycle from development and code review to automated testing and deployments. If you are experienced in React + NextJS this is the job for you!

Your Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will perform technical analysis, design, develop, and enhance applications based on user requirements in a variety of technical environments. You will demonstrate expertise in a broad range of related technologies, provide guidance to other team members, and participates in setting Engineering’s development standards and best practices. You will also be involved in very large and complex assignments.


  • Gathers business and technical requirements by working closely with clients and others within Engineering.
  • Evaluates, assesses, designs and develops high-level solutions to meet these requirements by gaining in-depth knowledge of the supported business areas, understanding and analyzing current system functionality and following established development methodologies and standards.
  • Performs data modeling and design.
  • Identifies detailed characteristics of solution design and writes detailed specifications when appropriate.
  • Researches available technologies outside of the company and recommends appropriate design solutions.
  • Plans, develops and conducts unit testing; assists in planning and conducting other testing (e.g., integration, system, etc.).
  • Provides timely and effective maintenance support and problem resolution for existing systems by collaborating and coordinating with vendors and others.
  • Performs impact assessment on all system/application changes as needed; ensures clear understanding of implications of technical choices made and follows appropriate change management and control procedures.
  • Maintains documentation of production problems and their solutions.
  • As a member of the project team, contributes to project scope definition activities, provides input to project plan development, prototypes high-risk project tasks, and advises on complex technical issues
  • Successfully carries out assignments that are technically very large or complex or have extensive or complex business implications.
  • Assists in establishing standards. Guides and mentors’ others. Performs code reviews.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; focus in computer science, engineering, business or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant technical professional experience required including 2 or more years in a software development role.
  • Strong analytical, evaluation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in React and Javascript
  • Familiarity with performance tools like React hooks, lighthouse, Node, NextJS, unit and integration testing, Jest, Enzyme, Cyprus
  • Ability to develop solutions by applying relevant technologies and ensuring maintainability, extensibility and code reuse.
  • 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.


  1. Phone Screen
  2. Technical Interview
  3. Behavioral Interview
  4. Code Review / Meet the Dev Team
  5. Chat with Director of Engineering



We are a company of people from different backgrounds and experiences, and that is what makes us better and stronger. The Post has invested heavily in creating a culture that is inclusive and diverse. But there is always more to be done! The Post has assembled a new D&I team focused on improving recruitment, pay & benefit equity, and promotion equity from the inside and out. We offer 5 months paid leave to new parents, partner with our insurance companies to support gender surgery & other services, support US immigration sponsorship, provide trainings to combat unconscious bias & sexual harassment, and much more.

Apply Now
When you apply, please mention that you found the posting on Diversify Tech!

Be the first to know!

We'll let you know as soon as a job is posted on our job board.

Subscribe →