Senior Software Engineer

Job Description

Arc XP is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving over 2,400 sites in more than 25 countries that reach nearly 2 billion unique visitors monthly.

Built 100% on AWS, the Arc platform follows a microservice architecture. All of our software teams use dev ops to deliver and maintain products. Our processes are lightweight, which allows our teams to innovate quickly to bring new ideas to market. New features and products are deployed to our customer base every day.

We are currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our platform engineering team to architect, implement and support new capabilities within Arc's newest product offering - Arc Commerce. You will have the opportunity to work on this new product offering from the ground up, partnering with product owners, engineers and clients to build APIs and platform capabilities for identity, product information, merchandising and order management.

  • Collaborate with team members in designing and implementing new capabilities from the product roadmap into the Commerce platform.
  • Own responsibility for running applications using CI/CD practices such as automated builds, deployments and tests.
  • Setting up and reacting to production application monitoring.
  • Active participation in team agile activities such as story grooming, planning work backlog, work estimation, sprint planning, retros, demos, etc.
  • Sharing ideas and experiences as well as asking questions. In other words, working to remove ambiguity for both oneself and team members.
  • Eagerness to learn and help others evolve and grow their skill set. Sharing knowledge about new software languages, tools and applications.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years experience building highly-scalable customer facing applications.
  • Proficient in Java.
  • Knowledge of multithreading in Java.
  • Experience using an RDMS such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Experience using profiling and monitoring tools to find application deficiencies and for production application monitoring.
  • Capable of designing, building and testing web services and APIs.
  • Knowledge of REST, Service Oriented Architecture, OAuth, Basic Authentication and PCI.
  • Experience using CI/CD tooling with emphasis on building quality code and speed to market.
  • Experience building, deploying and supporting applications on AWS.
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into high-level designs.
  • Ability to be subject matter expert for multiple areas of expertise.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building multi-tenant SaaS platform applications.
  • Experience with asynchronous programming.
  • Experience with Play framework/Akka.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch or other search capability.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL, queues, caches.

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